If I were to go fully active...


Graves

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Oct 25, 2020
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if I were to go fully active would I get an appreciable SQ benefit in my current system?

So from my pxa-h100 DSP I am three way active with:

my rear coaxial 6x9s being being band passed seeing between 63-5k hertz (the amp was oddly going into protection mode when sending them a moderate amount of power above 5khz)

my front type-r components (r-s65c.2) seeing 63hz And up active but using the type-r crossovers

the front speakers are using the stock wiring from the truck.

In order to eliminate the crossovers I need to:
run woofer wire to the front doors (let the tweeters use the stock wiring or run both at the same time)

get rca splitters for the pdx-f4 so all the channels get a band passed woofer frequency, and Get a tweeter amp.

or ditch the rears and power the tweeters with the pdx f4 on two Of the channels.



so not a lot of work, but the system already sounds great to me and has plenty of power so ditching the passive crossover wouldn’t be for power it would be to get a SQ boost.... but would I get that with What I have?
I’m also wondering if I should at least be connected to the active crossover connection on the woofer?

it bypasses a coil not a cap but I wasn’t positive if that meant it just cut low end.

should I just be happy With the way things are? or Am I missing out on a big SQ jump especially considering not that much more gets me fully active?

thanks for you input and making it this far😅
 

Jeffdachef

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Night and day difference if tuned right.
 
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Graves

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Oct 25, 2020
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Pacific North West
Night and day difference if tuned right.
Thanks! Thats the motivation I need! I was even thinking I can sell the 6x9's to help buy a tweeter amp because the four channel would put out to much power even with the gains at minimum.
I was thinking in the mean time I can run the wire because why not?

do an A/B comparison (three-way active or w/6x9's)

I need the DSP to do auto-equalization because if I try, I will make it worse (never happy)
so while i could power the 6x9's with the mid-channel might cause havoc for time-correction and what not.

TLDR: Sounds like I need to do some experiments.
 

Jeffdachef

Gunz That Turn on Nunz
Feb 5, 2013
18,543
796
South Coast Metro, CA
Thanks! Thats the motivation I need! I was even thinking I can sell the 6x9's to help buy a tweeter amp because the four channel would put out to much power even with the gains at minimum.
I was thinking in the mean time I can run the wire because why not?

do an A/B comparison (three-way active or w/6x9's)

I need the DSP to do auto-equalization because if I try, I will make it worse (never happy)
so while i could power the 6x9's with the mid-channel might cause havoc for time-correction and what not.

TLDR: Sounds like I need to do some experiments.
Use the 4 channel. Lower the levels on the tweeter output on the dsp. There is no such thing as too much power. However if you are doing auto eq thats probably the reason why things can get clipped to shit and blow. The units that have auto eq use extremely reckless boosts that causes damage to the system long term if you turn it up past safe levels which can be a lot earlier than you expect due to the eq boosts
 

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