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    Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    So, my question I pose to you all is if I get an active headunit will it erase the need for a stand alone equalizer between my amp and headunit?

    Also, what is a good deck to get for a newb coming into active units.


    Also, do active drivers have cross overs or do they just wire to your amp?

    Do I need active crossovers?

    What are good active drivers ( 6.5 or 7"/8")

    What are good active tweets?







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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    if you have a active capable amp and you.re hu has a through setting on it then u dont need a new hu




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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    Quote Originally Posted by NASTY08IMPALA View Post
    if you have a active capable amp and you.re hu has a through setting on it then u dont need a new hu
    Here is my setup ( passive):

    Kenwood KDC HD552U ( not exact model, but similiar)
    Polk DB 6501 6.5 component set ( passive cross overs)<----- ****
    Aq 1200 amp
    JBL Gto 1004
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    ---------- Post added at 04:33 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:33 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by NASTY08IMPALA View Post
    if you have a active capable amp and you.re hu has a through setting on it then u dont need a new hu
    does have a through setting
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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    Quote Originally Posted by AxT4430 View Post
    Here is my setup ( passive):

    Kenwood KDC HD552U ( not exact model, but similiar)
    Polk DB 6501 6.5 component set ( passive cross overs)<----- ****
    Aq 1200 amp
    JBL Gto 1004
    SPL 15"

    ---------- Post added at 04:33 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:33 PM ----------



    does have a through setting
    @neo_styles ;
    not sire the specs on that amp but if it has full range freq adjustments for each channel then u wont need a new hu ..just remove the passive crossovers and set hu to thru then make adjustments on the amp ...its gona be tricky and time consuming to get set up the way u like

    ---------- Post added at 11:38 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:38 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by AxT4430 View Post
    Here is my setup ( passive):

    Kenwood KDC HD552U ( not exact model, but similiar)
    Polk DB 6501 6.5 component set ( passive cross overs)<----- ****
    Aq 1200 amp
    JBL Gto 1004
    SPL 15"

    ---------- Post added at 04:33 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:33 PM ----------



    does have a through setting
    @neo_styles ;
    not sire the specs on that amp but if it has full range freq adjustments for each channel then u wont need a new hu ..just remove the passive crossovers and set hu to thru then make adjustments on the amp ...its gona be tricky and time consuming to get set up the way u like




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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    what would a good set of freq adjustments be? Im pretty sure there is a full range.. I havent looked at my audioz for a while, and this summer I want to do an over-haul.. sealing my front doors, ho alt, new comp and tweets, and possibly new amps

    Heres a pic of the jbl

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...Q9QEwAQ&dur=67




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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    So, the flat setting- Select for full-range speakers when no subwoofer will be used in the system.

    Would i want an equalizer or new headunit to tune my front stage?




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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    yea that only has front and rear so u cant do active just off the amp...i know the 80prs is a poular active hu




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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NASTY08IMPALA View Post
    yea that only has front and rear so u cant do active just off the amp...i know the 80prs is a popular active hu
    Whats better a quality dedicated equalizer or an active headunit with eq and parameter settings/ eq bands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NASTY08IMPALA View Post
    yea that only has front and rear so u cant do active just off the amp...i know the 80prs is a poular active hu
    And thanks for all your input so far! Stay here lol




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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    Sorry for the delay. I prefer a HU with active crossover points since most will also let you adjust the slope. On the Eclipse I'm using now, I can go 6/12/18/24dB on the slope and the front stage will crossover down to 50Hz using passives. Haven't taken it to active mode yet, but I'm sure they cross more than high enough for the tweets.

    As for drivers, really depends on the budget, but I really don't think you can beat the Dayton RS180 and RS textile dome tweets. Just need to fab something for the tweeters since they are large format. If that's a no-go, then Vifa makes a neo dome tweet that's pretty darn good and their VT25 is amazing as long as you keep it on axis



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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    You could also keep whatever HU you're running and have an external processor like the JBL MS8 or Rockford 3.sixty. PPI even came out with a proc that's supposed to go head-to-head with the Rockford unit.



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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    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.



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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    Alpine CDA-7998

    There's a good unit that just popped up.



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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    Quote Originally Posted by AxT4430 View Post
    So, my question I pose to you all is if I get an active headunit will it erase the need for a stand alone equalizer between my amp and headunit?
    Active crossovers have nothing to do with the equalizer. Most do have a pretty decent EQ built in.

    Quote Originally Posted by AxT4430 View Post
    Also, what is a good deck to get for a newb coming into active units.
    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.


    Quote Originally Posted by AxT4430 View Post
    Also, do active drivers have cross overs or do they just wire to your amp?
    "Active drivers" are just passive speakers. They have no crossover built in, that's what the active head unit is for.

    Quote Originally Posted by AxT4430 View Post
    Do I need active crossovers?
    Didn't you want to buy an "active" deck? Then why would you want active crossovers in addition to an active capable deck?

    Quote Originally Posted by AxT4430 View Post
    What are good active drivers ( 6.5 or 7"/8")
    Far too many out there you'd have to try to find as many reviews as you can on drivers to see.

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    What are good active tweets?
    See above.






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    Re: Alright, Boys (Noob uncertainties)

    Quote Originally Posted by neo_styles View Post
    Sorry for the delay. I prefer a HU with active crossover points since most will also let you adjust the slope. On the Eclipse I'm using now, I can go 6/12/18/24dB on the slope and the front stage will crossover down to 50Hz using passives. Haven't taken it to active mode yet, but I'm sure they cross more than high enough for the tweets.

    As for drivers, really depends on the budget, but I really don't think you can beat the Dayton RS180 and RS textile dome tweets. Just need to fab something for the tweeters since they are large format. If that's a no-go, then Vifa makes a neo dome tweet that's pretty darn good and their VT25 is amazing as long as you keep it on axis
    I've always heard good things about dayton as a company, so if those arent to expensive for my blood I will probably stick there. I do need new comps, my polks have been abused and either the tweeter or the driver on the passenger side is starting to fail and distort horribly..




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