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    right now my front stage consists of 2 aa polys, sealed in the front doors, with 2 lpg 25nfa tweets in the columns. doesnt have a crossover, but i have the tweets hooked up with some bass blockers around 2500hz i believe. the frontstage is getting around 100watts per side(give or take), and i do not have a hpf on the mids. and they get surprisingly loud. loud enough to hurt your ears without the subwoofer on.

    now im very pleased with the clarity of my system right now, its sounds really impressive. but theres always been that thought in the back of my head, that maybe a store bought component system may be the better route.

    now lets say i spent roughly..... 250$ on this "component" set. would i see an improvement in buying a real set? and for a similiar price(300$ price point).

    just very curious, because i should be getting a new car in the spring, and i might throw this set in the rear, and a real set in the front.



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    Re: my homemade componets vs store bought

    I spend the $300 on a HU to properly run your set up active...

    I'm very happy with my poly mids.




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    Re: my homemade componets vs store bought

    Go active with the setup you have and there ain't much out there under 5 bills that would touch it imo.



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    Re: my homemade componets vs store bought

    Quote Originally Posted by MrSwiss View Post
    right now my front stage consists of 2 aa polys, sealed in the front doors, with 2 lpg 25nfa tweets in the columns. doesnt have a crossover, but i have the tweets hooked up with some bass blockers around 2500hz i believe. the frontstage is getting around 100watts per side(give or take), and i do not have a hpf on the mids. and they get surprisingly loud. loud enough to hurt your ears without the subwoofer on.

    now im very pleased with the clarity of my system right now, its sounds really impressive. but theres always been that thought in the back of my head, that maybe a store bought component system may be the better route.

    now lets say i spent roughly..... 250$ on this "component" set. would i see an improvement in buying a real set? and for a similiar price(300$ price point).

    just very curious, because i should be getting a new car in the spring, and i might throw this set in the rear, and a real set in the front.
    you have good drivers, but the crossovers is where your being hurt. Like someone already said, since your using raw drivers anyway, spend the money to go active, that's money better spent than getting a component set.



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    Re: my homemade componets vs store bought

    Get something like this:
    http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAu...roductID=17898

    You can probably find something cheaper that will do the job, but it's cheaper than buying a new HU.



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    Re: my homemade componets vs store bought

    I don't get why you used "homemade" vs store bought its the same thing.

    run em active and do it the right way.




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    Re: my homemade componets vs store bought

    Quote Originally Posted by kross View Post
    Get something like this:
    http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAu...roductID=17898

    You can probably find something cheaper that will do the job, but it's cheaper than buying a new HU.
    what if your HU has only front and rear outputs ?



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    Re: my homemade componets vs store bought

    Quote Originally Posted by jblayz1 View Post
    what if your HU has only front and rear outputs ?
    Then that crossover would work well in an active setup.

    On the crossover, "front" would be the tweeters, "rear" would be the midrange drivers, and "sub" would be your subwoofer. For the RCA connections from your HU, the front outputs from the HU would go into a Y splitter, and go to the "front" and 'rear" inputs on the crossover. The rear output from the HU would go into the "sub" input. You could then use the fader control on your HU as a subwoofer level control.



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    Re: my homemade componets vs store bought

    that's what i thought, just makin sure. thanks.



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    Re: my homemade componets vs store bought

    my amps and my HU already offer me these options, i just choose to run my mids full, i like the way they sound.



    92 buick lesabre
    Kenwood excelon x-790
    AA polys fiberglassed in the doors | LPG 25nfa, column
    off brand 6x9's boxed in rear deck
    rl-p 15 sealed 1000wrms @ 2 ohms =P
    PA sl4-1000 4 ch
    PG 15.0.1.

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