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    Should i go active?

    I have been thinking about going active in my car. I have the Pioneer premier 720 prs components and right now powered by a sundown 100.4. I am thinking about going active but obviously i would be getting a new head unit. I kno it will take much more time to get my settings the way i would like them so my question is.. IS it worth going active? What are the advantages and disadvantages? i.e. louder, clearer, better front imaging?



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    Re: Should i go active?

    you don't need a new headunit, you can go active with the sax 100.4



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    Re: Should i go active?

    With that HU and That amp, you should be able to do a front two way pretty easily.



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    Re: Should i go active?

    well i need to do more research then. i thought i needed a headunit with processing.



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    Re: Should i go active?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Fury View Post
    With that HU and That amp, you should be able to do a front two way pretty easily.
    and i would do that by useing the dials on the amp. correct? and giving each speaker and tweeter their own +-?



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    Re: Should i go active?

    Since you have the Sundown 100.4 you CAN go active just by using the amp, only if it is the "D" model though.




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    Re: Should i go active?

    Quote Originally Posted by bmoney9 View Post
    well i need to do more research then. i thought i needed a headunit with processing.
    Whats your definition of processing? That HU has enough to suit what you want depending on what speakers you use.

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    and i would do that by useing the dials on the amp. correct? and giving each speaker and tweeter their own +-?
    Yes the dials. And the + and -... you mean positive and negative power connections?



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    Re: Should i go active?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbizzle View Post
    Since you have the Sundown 100.4 you CAN go active just by using the amp, only if it is the "D" model though.
    thats right huh, the sub sonic goes to 500 hz.

    Thats all you need boy



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    Re: Should i go active?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Fury View Post
    Whats your definition of processing? That HU has enough to suit what you want depending on what speakers you use.



    Yes the dials. And the + and -... you mean positive and negative power connections?
    yea i mean the positive and negative. and what benefits would i have of going active? cuase i kno the tuning will take a while.



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    Re: Should i go active?

    It might be a good experience, or a huge waste of time. Some probably won't feel the extra potential is worth it. I guess it would depend on what your tastes and standards are.




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    Re: Should i go active?

    Quote Originally Posted by James Bang View Post
    It might be a good experience, or a huge waste of time. Some probably won't feel the extra potential is worth it. I guess it would depend on what your tastes and standards are.
    Perfect answer.

    I personally love mine.



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    Re: Should i go active?

    this is all good to know. i think i will try it and see how it goes. its sounds cool to mix and match speakers and see how they perform



    1999 Honda Accord Lx Sedan
    Headunit- Pioneer Avic Z110-BT
    sub stage-FI BL 12 Fully Loaded D2
    sub amp - Sundown 1500D
    speakers- Pioneer Premier 720PRS
    speaker amp - Sundown 100.4D

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    Bought From: zealous, blackbonnie, Nickatina

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