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    Re: Tired of my Active setup.

    op i ran both active and passive and really the best sound is going to be from an active setup but it does require more time , experience and tune. all that said a good passive setup will sound great if installed and setup proper . i suspect that you are frying the crossovers due to high clipping or over power . ive never blown anything just by playing it loud. please give more info on the amp and how u set the gains ?







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    Re: Tired of my Active setup.

    Melted passive crossover????!!!!???

    How much power where you running?
    Or were you just clipping to hell and back?



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    Re: Tired of my Active setup.

    Quote Originally Posted by Canaan View Post
    Melted passing crossover????!!!!???

    How much power where you running?
    Or were you just clipping to hell and back?
    My guess would be the clipping or resistance drop.




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    Re: Tired of my Active setup.

    Quote Originally Posted by West View Post
    My guess would be the clipping or resistance drop.
    I've had customers kill passive crossovers before...and it was always from clipping.
    Usually one of those "my friend said he could make my system louder" things, and they peg the gains.

    That usually ends in either blown tweets or caps in the crossover.
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    Re: Tired of my Active setup.

    OP, is there any chance you would consider an analog active crossover in place of the mini DSP? I use a Cache CEX crossover, and I love the full sound I'm getting. All I had to do to get my drivers to cooperate is flip the polarity on my mids (although I ended up flipping the polarity on my sub, as my time delayed front stage put the sub back out of phase, but all is well now). Going that route is a lot cheaper than buying a $300+ HU, although that 80PRS looks like a very nice unit.



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    Re: Tired of my Active setup.

    I don't use RTA too often, I only do it before a big show to get an idea of what is going on. I feel that tuning by ear is much more effective.



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    Re: Tired of my Active setup.

    thanks for the advice guys. I melted those crossover because i did over power them. The component set wasnt loud enough for me so i tend to play them hard.

    Now I have a set of ID mids and madisound tweets and i like the combination. Its just that the sound just doesnt sound right. Gets fatiguing at times.

    I was looking onto the NX702 from clarion. I saw that it can go active. I like the idea of having everything in one package. I do want double din because it makes my dash looks better. I have a pioneer DD now. How is clarion in general?




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    Re: Tired of my Active setup.

    Which ID mids are you useing?
    I own the CX62v2 & in the upper midrange is harsh to my ears.
    There is a big dip around 800hz, I had to EQ the hell out of those mids to smooth them out




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    Re: Tired of my Active setup.

    Op u do realize u would need to upgrade your amp and speakers to make them louder...
    Also i just started my first active setup and I love it, it was pretty straightforward though I didn't have to really adjust that much...
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    Re: Tired of my Active setup.

    Quote Originally Posted by Theride View Post
    I just cant seem to get the sound right and im tired of tuning. At the same time, ive burnt up a few about 2 sets of passive crossover because i play the music so loud and hard. right now im using a minidsp for processing and the sound sounds HOLLOW. i like how loud it gets but its not clear and crisp as i would like
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    Re: Tired of my Active setup.

    Hey Theride
    Which Clarion are you looking at?
    Just make sure it a Zeff amp.




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    Re: Tired of my Active setup.

    the main problem that people have with active setups is getting phase mixed up. this is because at 12dB/oct and 18dB/oct slopes the speaker has a 180deg phase shift. this is the same as reversing polarity on the speaker. you need to keep careful track of that as it relates to mid - tweet and woofer - mid combinations.

    "hollow" sounding systems are usually suffering several forms of phase interference. see my build log to get an idea of how i install speakers.



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    Re: Tired of my Active setup.

    Quote Originally Posted by okiedokie View Post
    Hey Theride
    Which Clarion are you looking at?
    Just make sure it a Zeff amp.
    nx702.




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