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    Icon32 Considering going active..

    and using my 860mp as a active x-over. Anyone else doing this? Also, how hard is it to tweak the system? I'm a little intimidated, is it that hard or is it easy enough that even an amature can handle it?







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    Re: Considering going active..

    Quote Originally Posted by mr Tibbs
    is it that hard or is it easy enough that even an amature can handle it?
    Quite honestly; it's not something for an amature to attempt IMHO.

    It sounds easy. But in reality, there is a lot you need to know and understand in order to adjust everything for optimal performance




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    Re: Considering going active..

    So, that's it? Anyone else have an opinion on this? I understand it's not going to be easy, but I thought it might still be fun to try.




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    Re: Considering going active..

    I'm in the process of going active. It might be fun at first, but it takes a long time to set it up and to tune it. You have to know what you're doing at least a little bit. My system sounds a little better than it did before, so it might be worth it.




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    Re: Considering going active..

    Only way to learn is to try it and work with it. If you have the equipment go for it.




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    Re: Considering going active..

    All I really need is an amp for the tweets. I can pick one up for fairly cheap, so I'm going to go for it. I hope your all ready for a lot of questions!




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    Re: Considering going active..

    name your gear!




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    Re: Considering going active..

    Head unit: Pioneer Premier 860mp
    Front Stage: RE RE comps with CDT 1" silk tweets
    Rear Fill: 5 1/4" infinity coax's ( If I go active these will be cut off)
    Sub: RE SE 12" in a custom ABC box( man I love this sub!)
    Amps: MTX Thunder 500D (sub), MTX Thunder 302 (comps)
    and all of the wiring and stuff.

    I'm looking to pick up a MTX Thunder 152 to compliment the other two amps to run the tweets active. Really I'm pretty much set if I get the 152. I know wiring it up will be a breeze, I'm just concerned with the x-over points and the slopes and stuff. I guess if I absolutley hate it I can always go back to passive, but I'm kinda looking forward to trying out different set ups with different drivers and tweets and the such.




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    Re: Considering going active..

    i will be diving into the active world sometime soon, like in the next few months. i've kinda got the same questions

    wonder if there is a faq somewhere



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    Re: Considering going active..

    i say go for it, you cant jsut learn by reading you have to do it to actually figure everything out, well a bit of both, but i say go for it



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    Re: Considering going active..

    Go for it man. It's fun actually. Good luck.



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