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ryls
06-23-2009, 06:41 PM
I got a set of used geraniums off here awhile ago and im finally going to install them. I am basically stuck between going active on a sundown 100.4 for 100watts x4 channels at 4ohm or getting the 125.2 and using the crossovers that came with the set. I can bridge the mids and tweets for a 2ohm load and get 200/channel so basically the same 100/speaker output im looking for.

Which should i do ? I have never set up an active component set before so im kid of leary, that and the 125.2 is hella cheap right now.

Thanks for the input

Oh and also does anyone know where i can get some angle mounts and the bracket for the tweeters? The buyer didnt send them and i just realized a few weeks ago :(

ciaonzo
06-23-2009, 07:18 PM
Go active.

Once you do, you'll wonder why you ever used passive crossovers.

James Bang
06-23-2009, 07:35 PM
if you have to ask...

passive.

ryls
06-23-2009, 07:59 PM
if you have to ask...

passive.

see thats part of my dilemna to i mean i know its better to run them active but i never have with a set of components before and im wondering how big a pain in the *** it will be to set up. That and the fact that to run active it will basically cost me twice as much for the same output per speaker just at differnt loads.

Tonyguy
06-23-2009, 08:00 PM
if you have to ask...

passive.

:word::iagree:

hornedfrog1985
06-23-2009, 11:20 PM
You just gotta be ready to spend a buttload of time tweaking them to find the perfect xover points.

exige
06-24-2009, 12:50 AM
stick with passive.

James Bang
06-24-2009, 01:38 AM
baby steps.

kendogg
06-26-2009, 06:18 PM
The passive xovers that come with the germaniums really are THAT good. Rainbow spent an assload of time developing those sets. Use the passives.

James Bang
06-26-2009, 06:49 PM
The passive xovers that come with the germaniums really are THAT good. Rainbow spent an assload of time developing those sets. Use the passives.

sure

headless
06-27-2009, 10:52 AM
The germ x-overs do have way more options for tuning than your average component set. I'd try them passive first.

okiedokie
06-27-2009, 04:57 PM
Try active verse passive then let us know wish you like better!

Hoodlum007
06-28-2009, 02:57 PM
The crossovers that come in that set are actually a hell of piece. Very good quality parts used in them.