AUDIO NOOB NEEDS HELP

nateclark2011

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Jun 9, 2022
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Hey guys,

Im currently in the middle of doing a JL audio overhaul in my truck. My stealth box and door speakers are already installed. I have a question regarding what I would need in order to run my dash speakers. I will be running 2 c7-100cts tweeters in each corner of my dash as well as a c7-350cm mid-range for the center dash speakers. JL audio said those need to be used or set up with an active crossover and use a DSP for optimum performance. This brings me into my question since I will be keeping my factory head unit I bought an LC8i in order to be able to fine tune all speakers to get the best sound. Does the LC8i serve as an active cross over? Also do I NEED a DSP? I spoke with an audio shop and the told me that since I will be using a LC8i, that there's no need to get an amp with a DSP (vx800/8i) since the LC8i does all of the fine tuning? As a noob with this stuff I trust what people at shops tell me. I just don't want to get screwed over.. Any input, guidance, and help is greatly appreciated.
 

hispls

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LC8i is just a line output converter. This just taps into your factory head unit's output to give you RCA outs for aftermarket amp(s). A decent 4 channel amp should have crossover enough to run those components for you and you may or may not """need""" any further DSP. Might be that your components sound well enough, or at least well enough when weighed against the cost of a full feature DSP with EQ and time alignment and all.
 
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nateclark2011

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LC8i is just a line output converter. This just taps into your factory head unit's output to give you RCA outs for aftermarket amp(s). A decent 4 channel amp should have crossover enough to run those components for you and you may or may not """need""" any further DSP. Might be that your components sound well enough, or at least well enough when weighed against the cost of a full feature DSP with EQ and time alignment and all.
Thanks. This definitely helps. I tried not to sound too unintelligent writing this. I didn't realize the amps channels where were the crossovers come from.
 

KicktheSDbasshead

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Honestly I'd run an audio control DSP or a helix DA helix DSP but if you want to run a app with the DSP that's fine too it's fine too but the LC8 is useless against A DSP
 

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