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    Active with new Rainbow/Alpine setup?

    I got the following setup on the way or already here:

    HU: Alpine-CDE-HD149BT: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...E-HD149BT.html
    Comp Speakers: Rainbow SLC 265 Kick: http://www.woofersetc.com/p-7032-slc...nt-system.aspx
    5-Channel Amp: Alpine PDX-5: Birth sheet reads 105w x 4 RMS and 360w x 1 RMS http://www.crutchfield.com/S-Mjx7l32...ine-PDX-5.html
    Subwoofer: Rainbow Profi 10": http://www.woofersetc.com/p-7122-10-...subwoofer.aspx
    Amp Install Kit: KnuKonceptz 4 Gauge : http://www.knukonceptz.com/productDe...?prodID=KCA-K4

    My question is i can go active with this setup correct? I was thinking i could wire each comp speaker to the amp run 3 pairs of RCAs front, rear, subwoofer active. And then possibly run the rears off my HU? It seems like this should work and sound pretty darn good as well. The PDX-5 seems like a very easy amp to set my crossovers up and get the most out of the kickbass comps.

    Thoughts?




    Front Stage:6.5" Rainbow SLC 265 Kicks
    AmpAlpine PDX-5
    Sub Stage:Rainbow Profi 10" 1.7 sealed
    Electrical:4 Gauge to PDX-5, 12 gauge speaker wire all around
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    Re: Active with new Rainbow/Alpine setup?

    Yes, you can active with that set up. Nice gear btw




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    Re: Active with new Rainbow/Alpine setup?

    The head unit nor the amp have crossovers high enough for active tuning...your going to need a 3 way crossover.




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    Re: Active with new Rainbow/Alpine setup?

    I thought the PDX amps were active capable?




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    Re: Active with new Rainbow/Alpine setup?

    The highest it goes is 400 Hz....need something from 4-5k for active,plus a bandpass for the mid..




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    Re: Active with new Rainbow/Alpine setup?

    Thanks for the input. I figured i should just trust that the passive xovers by Rainbow are probably pretty quality anyway. I'll start a new Build Log Thread when i start putting this thing in and keep you guys updated on how it sounds. Really stoked to hear this equipment together




    Front Stage:6.5" Rainbow SLC 265 Kicks
    AmpAlpine PDX-5
    Sub Stage:Rainbow Profi 10" 1.7 sealed
    Electrical:4 Gauge to PDX-5, 12 gauge speaker wire all around
    REFS:vitveet,Keith H,rmdl51,NMBR1SPT

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