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    running active with horns, cd8445 headunit good for running active?

    I planning on purchasing a set of image dynamics CD2 comp horns and an Eclipse cd8445 ($300 shipped buy-it-now brand new on eBay)

    Is the cd8445 a capable enough headunit to run active? Is the 8455 extremely superior to the 8445 in terms of its internal xovers? The 8455 is about 50-65% more expensive. Will the prices drop any more on the Eclipse units once their new line is released?

    I have roughly ~170-200 watts @ 2ohms for the mids from a DLS A5 amplifier, would the new Dayton RS 4ohm work well with horns?

    Would ~60 watts for each horn be enough? (looking for a DLS A1 amp for the horns)







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    Re: running active with horns, cd8445 headunit good for running active?

    11 views and no posts? cmon guys




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    Re: running active with horns, cd8445 headunit good for running active?

    i don't think the 8445 has a 3-way xover. i would look into the older eclipse decks like the 8454, 8053, and 8443. byt the way you can't run your amp at 2 ohms on a 4 ohm mid




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    Re: running active with horns, cd8445 headunit good for running active?

    You are right, I made the ignorant assumption that they were dvc and not svc.




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    Re: running active with horns, cd8445 headunit good for running active?

    as said earlier you can't run active with the 8445. you can probably use a combo of your HU and amp if you want.



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    Re: running active with horns, cd8445 headunit good for running active?

    How would that work?




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    Re: running active with horns, cd8445 headunit good for running active?

    How would a URAL work with this setup?




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    Re: running active with horns, cd8445 headunit good for running active?

    for theoretical disucssion. lets say you got a four channel amp for your mids and tweets. also you got your sub. On your HU HP both the mids lets say at 63hz. then your amp settings lets say you have your tweets on channels 1 and 2. HP those tweets on your @ 3khz or something. now your mids LP about 3khz on channels 3 and 4.

    but thats work. i'd get the 8455 if you can get one. or as said earlier 8454, 8053, or 8443.



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    Re: running active with horns, cd8445 headunit good for running active?

    Quote Originally Posted by thadman
    How would a URAL work with this setup?
    yes sir.



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    Re: running active with horns, cd8445 headunit good for running active?

    how nice are 8053s?




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    Re: running active with horns, cd8445 headunit good for running active?

    does $270 for a brand new cd8053 sound reasonable?




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    Re: running active with horns, cd8445 headunit good for running active?

    Quote Originally Posted by thadman
    does $270 for a brand new cd8053 sound reasonable?
    Sounds like a nice deal



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    Re: running active with horns, cd8445 headunit good for running active?

    The 8053 is nice but lacks mp3 if you want it. The 04 line of 8454's is a very nice deck as well. It will run active very nicely. However, if you use ipods then buy a 05 model like the 8455. You can match the sensitivity of the ipod with the 05 lines. You cannot do that with the 04 or 03 lines. That means that your ipod will be displacing about 1.5 volts at a maximum volume compared to the cd's 8 volts at max volume. Very annoying in my opinion.



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    Re: running active with horns, cd8445 headunit good for running active?

    The 8053 wont play MP3 cds?




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    Re: running active with horns, cd8445 headunit good for running active?

    Quote Originally Posted by thadman
    The 8053 wont play MP3 cds?
    no it wont



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