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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    Quote Originally Posted by TheUnderFighter View Post
    Well, the less Things in way of the speakers, the better. So if you can find an active HU, that has it's own adequate EQ, that'd be the best case scenario. Pioneer 80prs, Pioneer P99, Alpine 9887, Alpine 7998, Alpine 9813, Alpine 9855, Eclipse CD5030, Eclipse cd7100, Eclipse CD7200 Mkii. <<< All of those are great active HU's. Some older, some newer, some in between. I think the cheapest you'd find on there would probably be a really good deal on the Alpine 9855, starting at like $150. Most of those units go for between $200-$300. Some for much more.
    There's no such thing as an "active driver". Every driver is a driver. The drivers you have right now would work fine, you just remove the passive crossover. The benefit of running active, is you can piece together your own component set if you'd like. So if you were to piece together your own set, you'd be looking at "raw" drivers. Drivers sold separately and individually. Parts Express: the #1 source for audio, video & speaker building components and Madisound Speaker Components: distributor of loudspeaker drivers and parts for speaker builders. are good places to look for these DIY speakers. Most decent tweeters starting at $20-$30 a piece. And mids usually around $50 to be safe. Some can be cheaper. Many can be MUCH more expensive. Keep in mind, you don't NEED new speakers. You can still use the ones you currently have, you just remove the passive crossover.
    KISS method works best, it seems! Alright, thankyou so much for such a detailed response! Do you reccommend any tweeters if I pair them with dayton rs-180?







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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    Quote Originally Posted by nismos14 View Post
    Active crossovers have nothing to do with the equalizer. Most do have a pretty decent EQ built in.



    There isn't one, you need to understand slopes, and crossover settings and what drivers need what before you jump into that. Most active decks have generally the same settings, so it's not like one will be easier than the other.




    "Active drivers" are just passive speakers. They have no crossover built in, that's what the active head unit is for.

    Didn't you want to buy an "active" deck? Then why would you want active crossovers in addition to an active capable deck?



    Far too many out there you'd have to try to find as many reviews as you can on drivers to see.



    See above.
    Sorry, its obvious im confused.. I have a lot of learning with slopes and eq settings. Is there any sources on here that I will introduce me or just dive in?




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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    Anything that'll cross over down to 1.5-2K will work well with the RS180. Vifa VT25s have been known to work well with them, but like I said before, need to be installed on axis.



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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    As of right now, Im aiming towards going active with good gear, but keeping it simple.

    Ex. of what I mean:

    Buy active headunit like alpine 7998

    Buy dayton 6.5's and tweeters ( 2-way)

    and continue fixing up my doors and alternator issues.




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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    Quote Originally Posted by neo_styles View Post
    Anything that'll cross over down to 1.5-2K will work well with the RS180. Vifa VT25s have been known to work well with them, but like I said before, need to be installed on axis.
    I've heard "on axis" many times but do you mean on axis with reference to my ears? on the same plane?




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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    what am I looking at for bluetooth or aux input as a necessary feature for my next active head unit? I use pandora as my source, convience bro's..




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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    The two best units around right now are the Clarion CZ702 an the Pioneer DEH-80PRS, I would say the pioneer is a better bet because it provides you two USB inputs, however if I were to pick one up it would the CZ702.






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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    On axis means pointed at your ears or face in a direct line iirc. Some people aim the speakers away from them to get a different, sometimes betters, sound. This is all subjective, and will be determined by you, since you will be listening. Dayton makes good stuff. I have the "Vifa Ring Radiator" tweets. Mine came without a mounting flange, and I put them in spheres. They do make them with a mounting flange as well, and that gives another way to mount them. e.g: Tweeter Spheres - pics and examples
    Those are not mine... but those are the same tweets I have, and that guy built the spheres for me too.



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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

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    what am I looking at for bluetooth or aux input as a necessary feature for my next active head unit? I use pandora as my source, convience bro's..
    Keep in mind that you'll lose some SQ using BT audio. I recommend the USB, personally, if you're not going to use CDs



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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    Quote Originally Posted by nismos14 View Post
    The two best units around right now are the Clarion CZ702 an the Pioneer DEH-80PRS, I would say the pioneer is a better bet because it provides you two USB inputs, however if I were to pick one up it would the CZ702.
    Im diggin that clarion, dont 80prs have problems with the pico fuse?

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    Keep in mind that you'll lose some SQ using BT audio. I recommend the USB, personally, if you're not going to use CDs
    I have some mass storage devices, I should start utilizing those! btw, nice sig!




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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    Quote Originally Posted by AxT4430 View Post
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    Whats better a quality dedicated equalizer or an active headunit with eq and parameter settings/ eq bands?

    @neo_styles ; bitch get in here
    There isn't a better quality active HU, unless you want to drop $1,000+

    EDIT: Just install it properly and you won't have pico fuse problems. It is also easily fixed if it does blow and you end up with noise.



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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

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    On axis means pointed at your ears or face in a direct line iirc. Some people aim the speakers away from them to get a different, sometimes betters, sound. This is all subjective, and will be determined by you, since you will be listening. Dayton makes good stuff. I have the "Vifa Ring Radiator" tweets. Mine came without a mounting flange, and I put them in spheres. They do make them with a mounting flange as well, and that gives another way to mount them. e.g: Tweeter Spheres - pics and examples
    Those are not mine... but those are the same tweets I have, and that guy built the spheres for me too.
    Do you know if this fellow would make another set, if so how much were yours?




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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

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    Do you know if this fellow would make another set, if so how much were yours?
    Absolutely. I believe he's doing something around $40 a set. You could always PM him directly to find out though, he's exceptionally helpful. If you get different tweeters, you may have to have them shipped to him so he can make the spheres. Those are details you guys could sort out.
    The Pico fuse isn't typically an issue if you install correctly. If it becomes an issue, it can be fixed.
    And I would highly recommend NOT streaming through BT Audio if you want it to sound good. Best bet is either CD's, or USB devices.



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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    trivial question but where do you guys connect your signal wires in your cars? I have a 02 honda civic ( no eld switch yet) and I have it connect to a acc radio fuse underneath my steering wheel fuse box.. but i keep disconnecting it every few months..




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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    Quote Originally Posted by TheUnderFighter View Post
    Absolutely. I believe he's doing something around $40 a set. You could always PM him directly to find out though, he's exceptionally helpful. If you get different tweeters, you may have to have them shipped to him so he can make the spheres. Those are details you guys could sort out.
    The Pico fuse isn't typically an issue if you install correctly. If it becomes an issue, it can be fixed.
    And I would highly recommend NOT streaming through BT Audio if you want it to sound good. Best bet is either CD's, or USB devices.
    gotcha, I have to read up on, after uploading them from youtube using our own music program in the dome, putting them on my thumb drive to access, or is it a simply drag and drop ordeal? I have a pc, fyi.




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