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i used an CDT ES-03 and CDT HD100 on an CDT EX540 crossover so its only 1 channel - crossed from 250hz to 4.2khz then tweet takes over

i used the middle part of F.A.S.T. Rings

I am going to eventually clean it up and curve the edges and then resin it and make it look better, but just a temp mock up for now, i have deadener between dash and foam, the foam is sticky on the bottom, i don't have any issues with it moving around and seems pretty stiff and sounds great.

 

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Have you played with speaker direction for the center. How is your center running off the 600.4? Its a 4 channel amp. Ms8 should be sending the midrange and tweeter signals to channel 1+2 and 3+4 respectively. i dont understand how you are getting a full range signal to your passive crossover for your center stage...

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Have you played with speaker direction for the center. How is your center running off the 600.4? Its a 4 channel amp. Ms8 should be sending the midrange and tweeter signals to channel 1+2 and 3+4 respectively. i dont understand how you are getting a full range signal to your passive crossover for your center stage...

 

No I always had it up firing, also I have 3 amps, the 600.4 has tweets and Mids on crossover on ch 1 and 2 the center on crossover for ch3, 4 is empty


Head Unit - Clarion NX702 w/Backup Cam

DSP - JBL MS-8

Amp 1 - MB Quart 800.4 (Sub, Mid Bass)

Amp 2 - MB Quart 600.4 (Tweeters/Mid Range, Center)

Amp 3 - MB Quart 400.2 (Rears)

Fronts Stage (3-Way) - CDT HD-6 (Mid Bass) CDT ES-03 (Mid Range) CDT DRT 26s (Tweeters)

Center Stage - CDT HD-100 (Hi) CDT ES-03 (Lo)

Rear Stage - CDT HD 6EX

Sub - Sealed in Custom Box - 12" Sundown E12V2

Deadened/MLV - All Doors and Trunk (Reckhorn 80mil)

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No I always had it up firing, also I have 3 amps, the 600.4 has tweets and Mids on crossover on ch 1 and 2 the center on crossover for ch3, 4 is empty

 

:eyebrow: So your running tweets and mids passive??

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:eyebrow: So your running tweets and mids passive??

 

Yes and midbass as active, only bc for tweets, mid Range, mid bass, rears, center and sub is a total of 10ch so I have to use passive for my mid range and tweets


Head Unit - Clarion NX702 w/Backup Cam

DSP - JBL MS-8

Amp 1 - MB Quart 800.4 (Sub, Mid Bass)

Amp 2 - MB Quart 600.4 (Tweeters/Mid Range, Center)

Amp 3 - MB Quart 400.2 (Rears)

Fronts Stage (3-Way) - CDT HD-6 (Mid Bass) CDT ES-03 (Mid Range) CDT DRT 26s (Tweeters)

Center Stage - CDT HD-100 (Hi) CDT ES-03 (Lo)

Rear Stage - CDT HD 6EX

Sub - Sealed in Custom Box - 12" Sundown E12V2

Deadened/MLV - All Doors and Trunk (Reckhorn 80mil)

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Yes and midbass as active,

 

You have to be missing out on something not having the DSP in full control of every speaker.

I'm guessing you have what I had going on when I ran a 3 way with my old 80prs. They where not passive, the amp did the crossover on my mid and highs. I always had one tweeter that would pull.


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What a strange use of the ms8 but alright.

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What a strange use of the ms8 but alright.

 

Then I guess I should get rid of my midbass


Head Unit - Clarion NX702 w/Backup Cam

DSP - JBL MS-8

Amp 1 - MB Quart 800.4 (Sub, Mid Bass)

Amp 2 - MB Quart 600.4 (Tweeters/Mid Range, Center)

Amp 3 - MB Quart 400.2 (Rears)

Fronts Stage (3-Way) - CDT HD-6 (Mid Bass) CDT ES-03 (Mid Range) CDT DRT 26s (Tweeters)

Center Stage - CDT HD-100 (Hi) CDT ES-03 (Lo)

Rear Stage - CDT HD 6EX

Sub - Sealed in Custom Box - 12" Sundown E12V2

Deadened/MLV - All Doors and Trunk (Reckhorn 80mil)

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No, id just use the ms8 on the midrange/tweeter or maybe the midbass/midrange. Thats the Crucial freqs that we are most sensitive too.

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No, id just use the ms8 on the midrange/tweeter or maybe the midbass/midrange. Thats the Crucial freqs that we are most sensitive too.

 

should i just put the tweets on just an amp?

 

nevermind, i would have to get rid of a set of speakers somewhere, i tried going active without rears and i didn't like it so i may have to just get rid of the midrange and use the 6.5 in doors as mid range and bass


Head Unit - Clarion NX702 w/Backup Cam

DSP - JBL MS-8

Amp 1 - MB Quart 800.4 (Sub, Mid Bass)

Amp 2 - MB Quart 600.4 (Tweeters/Mid Range, Center)

Amp 3 - MB Quart 400.2 (Rears)

Fronts Stage (3-Way) - CDT HD-6 (Mid Bass) CDT ES-03 (Mid Range) CDT DRT 26s (Tweeters)

Center Stage - CDT HD-100 (Hi) CDT ES-03 (Lo)

Rear Stage - CDT HD 6EX

Sub - Sealed in Custom Box - 12" Sundown E12V2

Deadened/MLV - All Doors and Trunk (Reckhorn 80mil)

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If the MS-8 is not in direct control of every single speaker, be it RCA or internal amp it won't sound right.


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Hertz HV165XL

Knuconceptz OFC, Custom fit Soundrive RCAs.

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