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    Hmm...Rainbow says don't go active?

    LOL so I open my SLC265 Kicks...and I see in bold in the manual, 'DO NOT RUN THESE SPEAKERS WITH AN ACTIVE CROSSOVER'...

    it says the tweeter is not designed for it...I don't see the problem tho...does anyone else? is this just so that rainbow doesn't have to accept warranty claims on broken items that ppl mess up







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    Re: Hmm...Rainbow says don't go active?

    Quote Originally Posted by gti303 View Post
    LOL so I open my SLC265 Kicks...and I see in bold in the manual, 'DO NOT RUN THESE SPEAKERS WITH AN ACTIVE CROSSOVER'...

    it says the tweeter is not designed for it...I don't see the problem tho...does anyone else? is this just so that rainbow doesn't have to accept warranty claims on broken items that ppl mess up
    maybe they just think their **** is already matched as well as it should and that the user should not fuck with it.



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    Re: Hmm...Rainbow says don't go active?

    i would use the passive if you dont have alot of experience active or proper eq and crossover to mess with.



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    Re: Hmm...Rainbow says don't go active?

    Quote Originally Posted by speedfreak28 View Post
    i would use the passive if you dont have alot of experience active or proper eq and crossover to mess with.
    Just wanting to go active with my 9887 and get it imprinted...




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    Re: Hmm...Rainbow says don't go active?

    plus is it really that hard? I've never gone with an active x-over before...but don't I just set the 9887 to 3-way active crossover, set the cross overs there, then plug in the tweets to my rears and mids to the fronts (or vice versa whatever way the manual says I don't remember)...how can one really mess this up?




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    Re: Hmm...Rainbow says don't go active?

    I'm sure they stated that for warranty purposes.




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    Re: Hmm...Rainbow says don't go active?

    fk em. they will never know the difference.



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    Re: Hmm...Rainbow says don't go active?

    It is probably because the tweeter is very sensitive about lower frequencies. They are worried about the tweeters frying easily. That would be my guess.



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    Re: Hmm...Rainbow says don't go active?

    There are some speakers that NEED their passive crossovers to function properly. A very reliable source once told me that the Memphis MCSQ tweeters would load up and spontaneously make your ears bleed if ran active. He learned the hard way.



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    Re: Hmm...Rainbow says don't go active?

    Quote Originally Posted by BEAVER.989 View Post
    There are some speakers that NEED their passive crossovers to function properly. A very reliable source once told me that the Memphis MCSQ tweeters would load up and spontaneously make your ears bleed if ran active. He learned the hard way.
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    Re: Hmm...Rainbow says don't go active?

    Quote Originally Posted by gti303 View Post
    LOL so I open my SLC265 Kicks...and I see in bold in the manual, 'DO NOT RUN THESE SPEAKERS WITH AN ACTIVE CROSSOVER'...

    it says the tweeter is not designed for it...I don't see the problem tho...does anyone else? is this just so that rainbow doesn't have to accept warranty claims on broken items that ppl mess up
    just sell the3 tweets and buy your self some good tweets.. and run active



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    Re: Hmm...Rainbow says don't go active?

    Quote Originally Posted by BEAVER.989 View Post
    There are some speakers that NEED their passive crossovers to function properly. A very reliable source once told me that the Memphis MCSQ tweeters would load up and spontaneously make your ears bleed if ran active. He learned the hard way.

    What does load up mean?




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    Re: Hmm...Rainbow says don't go active?

    How in the hell would a driver know whether the signal is crossed analog or digitally?




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    Re: Hmm...Rainbow says don't go active?

    I have some Rainbow tweets that have never seen a passive crossover. I know they'll run active.




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    Re: Hmm...Rainbow says don't go active?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flipx99 View Post
    I have some Rainbow tweets that have never seen a passive crossover. I know they'll run active.
    Even if they load up?




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