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    Hey fellas sorry dont know much about components and speakers, subs and amps are more my thing. ANYWAY, I have a few questions about component speakers:

    Can you run 2-way components [tweet and ~4"mid-range] both in the A-pillar with nothing in the kicks/doors and still sound good?

    Is it ok to mix brands if making components (1 brand tweet, 1 brand midbass, 1 brand mid range, 1 brand crossover; all different brands)?

    Also, since i dont really have any experience with speakers, or crossovers with that matter i was told it'd be better to run a 2-way active system over a 3/2-way passive?

    Correct me if im wrong but for passive it'd go from the Head Unit to the Amplifier then a wire from the Amp to the X-over, and the Xover splits the signal to all the speakers?

    I really wanted to get 3-way that way i could throw the tweeter and the midrange in the A pillar and the midbass in the door. Is there any decent 3-way components for ~$120-130. I dont want anything godly i just wantted to find a 3-way that wont distort too much and give me some clarity.

    I can't think of anymore questions now but i'm sure ill have a couple more soon. Thanks for the help guys i know you'll help me out.







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    no it will not sound good...u need the midrange...2 way active is better but only if u have a HU or amps that allow u to run it..active crossovers and ****, and they cost money...

    better invest in a good 2way then a lousy 3way IMHO, the results are more satisfying, and the price range is just about...

    not gonna recommend anything cuz i have different stuff here then u guys have overthere but at least ill put yizr querry to the top and someone else can help u out



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    Re: Component Questions

    so you think i'd be best to just run a good 2 way, with the mid range in the door and the tweeter in the a-pillar?

    i was lookin at the Phoenix Gold RSd65cs or the Almani PCS-65c

    what would be a solid budget amp to power either set?




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    i cant recommend ****, look at my location, i dont know the price tags there...and yes go with a good passive 2way, midbass in a deadened door and the tweet in the a pillar...most good 2way have swithes for both teh mid and the tweet but if ure looking to invest some more id go active...what do u have so far...HU, amps proc??



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    Re: Component Questions

    well i have a sub and amp setup, my current hu is a Panasonic 8301 i believe. i dont have an amp yet. i just finished the sub stage and wanted to work on the front stage. I think ima go with the RSd's for the components




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    Re: Component Questions

    I haven't heard the PG comps personally yet but they are highly recommended on a lot of the forums now. Give us a budget for the amp and it'll give us a better idea of what to recommend.



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    dont wanna spend more than about $180




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    Re: Component Questions

    Profile makes good budget amps, and millionbuy.com has the best prices on Profile amps. The Profile AP1000 for $86 would be a good choice.




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    Re: Component Questions

    you think that'll push too much? the PG RSd's are only like 60rms/120peak and tht profile is pushin out 160rms @ 4ohm




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    Re: Component Questions

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    you think that'll push too much? the PG RSd's are only like 60rms/120peak and tht profile is pushin out 160rms @ 4ohm
    Nope. Most reviews state that the PG's really come alive with the midbas when a clean 120-150w rms is sent to them.



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    Re: Component Questions

    http://www.millionbuy.com/prfap1000.html

    There that will be a nice combo with the PGs if youre on a tight budget for an amp!




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    Re: Component Questions

    In that price range check out Cadence TXA amps in the outlet store. The comps in the a-pillars will not sound good. With mids on axis in the a-pillar you will have beaming issues. If you want to run something in the pillars I would recommend a 4" or smaller. Some people have run domes there as well. People utilizing these kind of set-ups are generally running a 3-way front instead of a 2-way.

    Mids in the doors and Tweeters in the a-pillars is your best beat unless you want to give kicks a try.IMO



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    Re: Component Questions

    if it was to say... put the RSd tweeters in the a-pillar and the midbass in the door. could i put some 4" domes in the a-pillar as well? what kind of crossover would i need, since i now have midbass, midrange, tweeter.




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    Re: Component Questions

    you could but you don't want to. the RSd's are built as a set. by adding a mid in not designed for the set, you're coloring the sound in a very bad way. stop worrying about the 4" midrange and having a 3 way setup. go with the RSd's if you like them. if you really want a 3 way setup then get one. but dont mix and match like you're trying to do to get a 3 way. get something predesigned.




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