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    Active Crossover vs Passive

    I have a set of A/D/S 346cs that I got on Ebay and I'm taking it to the shop this weekend. My installer has a Audison LRx4.300 that I'm buying from him for half price and I was wondering should I run these to the components at bridged at 210x2 (Speakers are 125 rms) or bi-amped at 65x4. If I biamp, should I go active crossover or use the passive crossovers that came with it? Whats the man difference with an active setup besides tunablity? I'm installed these in the factory stock locations of a 07 Audi A4.







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    Re: Active Crossover vs Passive

    There's no sonic difference between the two...but the tuneability alone is reason to do it

    Might as well go active.




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    Re: Active Crossover vs Passive

    i guess the first question is do you have an active xover?




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    Re: Active Crossover vs Passive

    The Audison has a lot of stuff to play with in regards to the crossover




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    Re: Active Crossover vs Passive

    If you run active then you have to run the amp in 4 channel mode which means less power.




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    Re: Active Crossover vs Passive

    active
    Last edited by DefiantGSR; 11-09-2006 at 11:15 PM. Reason: asdf




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    Re: Active Crossover vs Passive

    That all depends. The passives might well do a good job. On the other hand, you might do better going active. Depends on how much time you want to spend tweaking. Personally, I don't see a point in bi-amping through a passive. If you're going to do that, might as well go active and get some advantage out of it.




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