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    Going Active...need raw driver suggestions.

    Just like the title says. I'm going active with my P9 combo and need some suggestions for raw drivers. I'm going to go with my PRS subs so that is already set. I was thinking 5.25" mids, 6.5" midbass. Not sure where anything is going yet since I haven't taken the door skins off of my Grand Prix yet. Not sure if door can handle midbass yet.

    Midbass needs to be able to handle around 200 watts.

    Anywho, any suggestions would be appreciated.



    Source Unit: Pioneer P9 combo
    Tweeters: CDT DRT-25 Silk
    Mids: CDT ES-5 (5.25")
    Midbass: CDT M6 (6.5")
    Subs: Pioneer TS-W12PRS
    Mid & Tweet amp: Pioneer PRS-X340
    Midbass Amp: Pioneer PRS-X720
    Sub Amp: Pioneer PRS-X720




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    Re: Going Active...need raw driver suggestions.

    hows it goin man.

    first off, you need to let us know what your budget is. if you are looking at IB in the doors, and you want DEDICATED midbass, ie like 60hz to like 1khz, then look at the critical mass 8. www.criticalmassaudio.com the website *****, but go to the catalog you will find it listed as the LS82, but the model is actually called the MB82. its 8", got 2.5 mount depth, will play 50~1.5khz iirc and its 2 ohm. it will be what i put in my next car. but they are espensive. a pair will cost you like $600 lol.

    so give us a price range and things maybe will work better




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    Re: Going Active...need raw driver suggestions.

    you could probably save a lot of space by going with a good 2-3" dome midrange



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    Quote Originally Posted by springy101 View Post
    you could probably save a lot of space by going with a good 2-3" dome midrange
    you know nushing of the actives so stfu

    but i geuss i need to post something now that ive dumped just a lil bit.

    look at pe.com for the dayton raw drivers cant go wrong for the price and i love love love the bass coming from my IB 7'' dayton ref's
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    Re: Going Active...need raw driver suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by req View Post
    hows it goin man.

    first off, you need to let us know what your budget is. if you are looking at IB in the doors, and you want DEDICATED midbass, ie like 60hz to like 1khz, then look at the critical mass 8. www.criticalmassaudio.com the website *****, but go to the catalog you will find it listed as the LS82, but the model is actually called the MB82. its 8", got 2.5 mount depth, will play 50~1.5khz iirc and its 2 ohm. it will be what i put in my next car. but they are espensive. a pair will cost you like $600 lol.

    so give us a price range and things maybe will work better


    Well, I wasn't looking to spend that much. However I will NOT comprimise quality over price. I personally can't see spending more than 300 for a pair of midbass and I can't see spending more than 200 for a pair of midrange. Same goes for tweeters. The P9 combo is a 4 way network so a dedicated MIDBASS is a must. If I think the door can handle the midbass then IB would be fine. My 97 Grand Am supported a 6.5" midbass with minimal vibrations. I could however hear noises on loud volume tracks. If I could get them in the kicks I will but 6.5,5.25 and a tweet is alot to put into a kick panel. I was thinking maybe qforms for the mid and tweet and the door for midbass.

    What do you think?



    Source Unit: Pioneer P9 combo
    Tweeters: CDT DRT-25 Silk
    Mids: CDT ES-5 (5.25")
    Midbass: CDT M6 (6.5")
    Subs: Pioneer TS-W12PRS
    Mid & Tweet amp: Pioneer PRS-X340
    Midbass Amp: Pioneer PRS-X720
    Sub Amp: Pioneer PRS-X720

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    Re: Going Active...need raw driver suggestions.

    I'd recommend a 3-4.5" dome mid-range.

    Midbass... I guess look at the 4ohm Extremii, if you want to stick in that size range.

    Or you could look into Morel for the entire setup. Do you have amplification yet?

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    Re: Going Active...need raw driver suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by ngsm13 View Post
    I'd recommend a 3-4.5" dome mid-range.

    Midbass... I guess look at the 4ohm Extremii, if you want to stick in that size range.

    Or you could look into Morel for the entire setup. Do you have amplification yet?

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    http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pn..._34073,00.html

    http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pn..._33782,00.html

    http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pn..._36992,00.html


    I have (2) 720s (2) 340s and (2) 320s. Not sure which configuration I will use these in yet if I even use all of them in this install. In the Grand Am which you can see in my gallery I used a 4ch 340 bridged on each sub. Now that I have 2 720s that may change.



    Source Unit: Pioneer P9 combo
    Tweeters: CDT DRT-25 Silk
    Mids: CDT ES-5 (5.25")
    Midbass: CDT M6 (6.5")
    Subs: Pioneer TS-W12PRS
    Mid & Tweet amp: Pioneer PRS-X340
    Midbass Amp: Pioneer PRS-X720
    Sub Amp: Pioneer PRS-X720

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    Re: Going Active...need raw driver suggestions.

    tweeters? midrange? = horns?

    if you can fit them, i think you should give them a try.

    edit: also if you have the EQing capabilities, if not, nvm.




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    Re: Going Active...need raw driver suggestions.

    LPG 26na + Peerless Exclusive 5.5 + Dayton RS225

    Thats what id shoot for



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    Re: Going Active...need raw driver suggestions.

    i would try dayton reference 8" midbass

    dayton rs25 mids

    and lpg 25 nfa

    all for under $300



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    Re: Going Active...need raw driver suggestions.

    Not sure why you are wanting a 5.25" midrange.

    3" - 4" cone midrange or 2" - 3" dome midrange will work great and save a ton of space.

    http://www.elitecaraudio.com/forums/...hreadid=136929 - Great midrange.

    Usher and Dayton both have good dome mids aswell.

    The Hybrid Audio Legita 3" cone midrange is supposed to sound pretty good aswell; http://www.hybrid-audio.com/product_...n=000100020002

    Vifa, Aura, Dayton, Seas, Morel, etc all make some good cone midrange drivers aswell.


    Midbass......so many to choose from. Dayton, Seas, Morel, Peerless, Vifa, Max Fidelity, etc

    http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/

    Do some searching around on that site. The reviews section is great.

    Elitecaraudio should have a lot of information aswell.




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    Re: Going Active...need raw driver suggestions.

    dynaudio mw160




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    Re: Going Active...need raw driver suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by azbass View Post
    dynaudio mw162
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    Re: Going Active...need raw driver suggestions.

    If you're a fan of the Dynaudio/Morel sound, look into Max Fidelity.




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    Re: Going Active...need raw driver suggestions.

    this site is a good source in deciding diy speakers. a lot of reviews

    http://zaphaudio.com/



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