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    Can someone give a detailed explanation of an 'active' setup?

    Can someone explain this to me in a little bit more detail? I know it is when you amp the tweet and midseparatley, thereby allowing a better freq range for each respect component, right?


    And what are the basics needed to run 'active'?



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    Re: Can someone give a detailed explanation of an 'active' setup?

    Basically every driver will have it's own channel on an amp. Therefore allowing more flexibility for eq'ing, phasing, imaging, and crossover points. You will need a seperate crossover, or a hu that has a nice built in crossover.

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    Re: Can someone give a detailed explanation of an 'active' setup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali77
    . You will need a seperate crossover, or a hu that has a nice built in crossover.

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    Re: Can someone give a detailed explanation of an 'active' setup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali77
    Basically every driver will have it's own channel on an amp. Therefore allowing more flexibility for eq'ing, phasing, imaging, and crossover points. You will need a seperate crossover, or a hu that has a nice built in crossover.

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    Re: Can someone give a detailed explanation of an 'active' setup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luke (Uof I)
    Kali, what breed of dog is that, if you don't mind me asking?

    But it is an Akita, and she(Aiko)>all dogs

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    Re: Can someone give a detailed explanation of an 'active' setup?

    Alright, I am going to to put my neck out here and ask anyway, buuutttt...

    Would it be possible to go active with an Alpine 9833 HU if I amped the tweets from the HU and mids from my amp?

    ...or would I be sacrificing sound quality this way?



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    Re: Can someone give a detailed explanation of an 'active' setup?

    I honestly don't see that benefiting you, if you are talking about your system in your sig.

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    Re: Can someone give a detailed explanation of an 'active' setup?

    well my dogs have bigger tounges.
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    Re: Can someone give a detailed explanation of an 'active' setup?

    Quote Originally Posted by BeanII
    well my dogs have bigger tounges.
    LOL Nice dogs.

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    Re: Can someone give a detailed explanation of an 'active' setup?

    how do you plan on creating an active set up by using the head unit? I don't see how it can be done????!?!!?




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    Re: Can someone give a detailed explanation of an 'active' setup?

    Quote Originally Posted by BeanII
    how do you plan on creating an active set up by using the head unit? I don't see how it can be done????!?!!?
    I am assuming he is going to be buying a seperate crossover. Maybe??

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    Re: Can someone give a detailed explanation of an 'active' setup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali77
    I am assuming he is going to be buying a seperate crossover. Maybe??

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    I did not know an additional was needed, hence why I am asking.

    So, going active would require 2 separate amps AND a crossover?

    ...or would internal x-overs in the amp suffice?



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    Re: Can someone give a detailed explanation of an 'active' setup?

    Basically I am wondering if I should pick up a separate 2100XXK for he tweets.



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    Re: Can someone give a detailed explanation of an 'active' setup?

    I am not familiar with the alpine 9833's features, so I really cannot comment on it. Imo yes you should pick up the 2100XXK for the tweets. Much cleaner signal and more power. If the deck has a built in crossover that does what you want it to do you could use the deck. I will be using my drz's built in crossover. Again I don't know the decks features so, if it does not then you would want to look into a seperate crossover. A seperate crossover will more than likely give you more flexibility than your HU.

    Edit: Also the amount of amps is not relevant. Each driver just needs to have a dedicated channel. But yes in your case it would be two amps and most likely a seperate crossover.

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    Re: Can someone give a detailed explanation of an 'active' setup?

    Great. Thanks, Kali.



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