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Nicky Pass
05-20-2009, 08:16 PM
Can I go active with my setup that I bought? I have a Alpine PDX-5 and a set of Hertz HSK-165s. My source unit is a Kenwood DDX-514, so I assume I could use it in 5 channel mode and put 75 to each tweeter and 75 to each mid correct? The birth sheet says the amp puts out 124 x 4 actual rms, so I assume it would be enough power. Or should I just bridge the 4 channels to 2 and put 250 watts to each side through the passive network?

mSaLL150
05-20-2009, 08:37 PM
If you know what you are doing and have the capable crossover networks, then absolutely go active.

Blue Fury
05-20-2009, 08:40 PM
The crossovers that come with the set are already there, might as well do passive.

gunz4me
05-20-2009, 08:59 PM
Why do you feel the need to go active? Do you know anything about crossover points, time alignment, and phasing?

If you can't answer those questions, then go passive to start knowing you can always switch to active later on if you feel the need to.

James Bang
05-21-2009, 12:39 AM
if you have to ask.. go passive.

chaunb3400
05-21-2009, 12:44 AM
passive

Racerx250
05-29-2009, 01:03 PM
Active.

I ran em active for about 6 months with a clarion dxz955mc and kicker 650.4

If you plan on running 75w to those tweeters.........

James Bang
05-29-2009, 04:27 PM
if you have to ask.. go passive.

x2

dvrmstrng
05-29-2009, 04:32 PM
yeah you dont know **** go passive....


orrrr just go active and learn as you go

Solo-baric
05-29-2009, 05:32 PM
id go passive

timaishu
05-29-2009, 07:52 PM
Passive.

You already have the crossovers correct? No reason not to use them.

James Bang
05-29-2009, 08:26 PM
go passive like your *** lives.

FoxPro5
05-30-2009, 04:58 PM
Or should I just bridge the 4 channels to 2 and put 250 watts to each side through the passive network?

:clap:

James Bang
05-30-2009, 06:12 PM
Active airflow http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/mobster909/94CivicHatch/IMG00393.jpg

KyleBechtold
05-30-2009, 06:16 PM
x2

there is no quoting yourself lmao

James Bang
05-30-2009, 06:19 PM
there is no quoting yourself lmao


x2

x3

FoxPro5
05-30-2009, 06:25 PM
Active airflow http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/mobster909/94CivicHatch/IMG00393.jpg

:bsflag:

James Bang
05-30-2009, 06:28 PM
new rims yo!
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/mobster909/94CivicHatch/IMG00397.jpg

mmouse57
05-30-2009, 06:58 PM
looks like your roundover bit stopped and started 4x's, lol

:) so active how is it treating ya?

James Bang
05-30-2009, 06:59 PM
chamfer