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SWFL
08-09-2009, 03:44 AM
I am wanting to try out some selenium, B&C, or eminence speakers along with some selenium tweeters or other good loud speakers. I need something that will keep up with 4 15's and around 4-5 watts daily. I was wondering since i have always ran passive what kind of equalizer or HU do I need to run a setup with PA drivers and tweeters. I wanted to run either 2 6's per door or a 8 and a 6. along with a tweeter per door. Might do kicks as well.

for power i have a 850.4

If you have any suggestions please post.

Thanks

SWFL
08-09-2009, 06:43 PM
bump

cj407
08-09-2009, 06:46 PM
any eq >7 band will help alot. as far as h/u you can use any as you keep the settings flat on it. all adjustments will be done on amp and eq. i'm doing something of the like. everyone will find out once i'm done.

SWFL
08-09-2009, 06:50 PM
I got all that, I am saying my amp is capable of running active as far as bandpass so how would i set all that so the mid is playing from 150hz to 4khz and the tweeter is playing from 4k up or w/e the best points that sound the best are.

cj407
08-09-2009, 07:04 PM
mids on the rear channel of the eq and amp...and set the frequency range..then tweeters on the front of the eq and amp...and set their frequency range...thats all.

SWFL
08-09-2009, 07:26 PM
ok, so I can run a nice eq like one of these and it will work?
Will a 9 band graphic work plus my 7 band graphic i have on my HU
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130323382379&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&salenotsupported

Or should i steup up to a 30 band eq
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290334934405&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&salenotsupported

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260438986308&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&salenotsupported

Or if i did that should i look into an audio control?

Nut Hair Trick
08-09-2009, 07:32 PM
ok, so I can run a nice eq like one of these and it will work?
Will a 9 band graphic work plus my 7 band graphic i have on my HU
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130323382379&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&salenotsupported

Or should i steup up to a 30 band eq
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290334934405&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&salenotsupported

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260438986308&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&salenotsupported

Or if i did that should i look into an audio control?

If you decide on the KQ9 I dropped the price on mine to 85 shipped

SWFL
08-09-2009, 07:33 PM
Not sure if it will do what I need it to do, I have a 7 band graphic eq should i look into a 5or 7 band parametric eq?

galacticmonkey
08-09-2009, 07:48 PM
Id get these 4 ohm Eminence... Then run 2 per channel, with each channel @ 2 ohms. 2 6s per door, front and back would get loud. Perfect for the 850.4.

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=290-399

For tweeters, a good cheap tweeter is the Eminence APT tweeter. 4 of them total, 1 with each pair of 6s would be great.

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=290-532

Bridge this amp on them.

http://onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=19217

Dont know why I posted this as there will be 10 more threads about it.

SWFL
08-09-2009, 07:52 PM
I dont think I will need anything in the rears if so i will just run off the HU power

those tweeters are huge, what could i run with PA drivers to keep up but not so big would smaller dome tweeters keep up?

galacticmonkey
08-09-2009, 08:07 PM
Id definately run something in the rears...

Another option would be just bridge the Kicker amp on 4 Eminence Beta 8s, 2 in each front door. Then get another Kicker amp and run a couple sets of coaxials. Run a couple sets in the front doors and a set in the rear doors just to get some noise back there.

The tweeter on the coax would be great because it wouldnt take any room and would be much better sounding on all types of music than any kind of pro audio tweeter.

SWFL
08-09-2009, 08:10 PM
yea i figured throw something in the rears running what I am going to be running.

I am looking at some vifa or seas tweeters to match with the eminence mids. How would that work out.

Far as an eq what do you think for that.

Also looking at B&C mids you told me about they do look nice

DBfan187
08-09-2009, 08:12 PM
get an RTA

SWFL
08-09-2009, 08:42 PM
dont think i need that much

galacticmonkey
08-10-2009, 03:13 AM
Any of those tweeters arent loud like youre looking for.

If youre down for using bigger mids, you can get crazy loud.

galacticmonkey
08-10-2009, 03:20 AM
Whoops. Posted twice.

here to buy
08-10-2009, 03:21 AM
how many threads have you made kingranch about the same things??

SWFL
08-10-2009, 04:05 AM
I wouldnt mind running maybe one 8" or 10" if i can fit it in my door. If i go that route would i still need another 6" mid in the doors or kicks?

mlstrass
08-10-2009, 12:57 PM
pairing up a nice tweeter with the PA crap is pointless. Either you want to get stupid loud and don't care how it sounds, or you want something that sounds very good and will get loud enough to keep up with your substage...

okiedokie
08-10-2009, 02:46 PM
Hey SWFL,
you can try this mid out buy SEAS, if they will fit.
http://www.madisound.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=8638
But please dont buy ****** tweeters, you will be wasting your money.

SWFL
08-10-2009, 03:01 PM
I want something that will get loud enough to keep up with the substage that sounds decent

SWFL
08-10-2009, 10:20 PM
pairing up a nice tweeter with the PA crap is pointless. Either you want to get stupid loud and don't care how it sounds, or you want something that sounds very good and will get loud enough to keep up with your substage...

so for something that keeps up with the substage and sounds good and balanced what would you suggest?? plan to do glassed doors and kicks and a pillars if i need to for angles so they are aimed better.

what do you think for stupid loud and something with eq work will sound alright?