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.
2009 Hyundai Elantra - Budget Sound in Progress
HU- Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X994
Fronts- Crescendo MP6 mids, Vifa Ring Radiator tweets on Arc KS300.4
Subs- Single SA-10 on Mmats 2000.1 @ 1ohm
Misc- 1/0 CCA from AT, Big 3 in Stinger HPM, and AT 60 mil deadener
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