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Old 09-12-2008, 02:00 PM
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So I was running active for quite some time which was quite fun, but most recently I went with a Dynaudio system 360 and find that passives do an exceptional job at directing the right frequencies where they need to go.

My theory is that with most matched comp sets it will be hard to beat the passive crossover (assuming that it is constructed well and thoroughly tested) when you run active and diy. Typically I notice when people use DIY drivers there's not really much choice and an active setup works great, but in the case of a matched passive set versus the same set ran active, I'd probably take the matched passive set and its crossover over the same setup ran active. This applies heavily to higher end component sets.

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I would think some of that has to do with how you go active.

Some setups will give you more control than others.
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:32 PM
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I've had a bunch of different ones and I could honestly not see my dyns soundnig better in an active setup, save for adjustments in the levels of each driver, which I can do from the passive as well..
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That's why the dyns are so expensive. They actually spend the time to build extensive x-overs. I'm sure the same thing can't be said about most lower and mid end comp sets.
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I am going active in my setup real soon. There's no better sound than running active and being able to have full control over your freq coming from your mids and highs.

As far as your questions. You get what you pay for with Dyn, Focal and some of the other high end comps.
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I currently have a semi-active front stage (if that's what you can call it)

I have 8' in the doors and a 5.25" comp set in FG kick pods.

Front signal from the HU to a active x-over out to 1 amp for the 8's and another amp for the 5.25" comps. The comp set still uses the passive x-over though.

I'm thinking about going back to an h701 and going with a 3-way full active front stage though.
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I've been thinking about w505 and h701 and I prob would do it at some point if there weren't so many noise issues, and such a terrible bluetooth adaptor for it.
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I have the W205 and I had an H701 but I didn't really use it so I sold it.

I've also been wanting to try a new HU so I was thinking about a Pioneer double din/nav unit and an Audiocontrol DQXS w/DDC

I've also thought about going with an Alpine 7998 but I'm not sure I want to give up the double din.
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Yea tough call. I'm real happy with my setup, so I'll likely stay with it.
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Any suggestions on a good crossover? Not going to be using the ones that come with any set I run. I have my sub stage pretty much where I want it besides adding about 200 more watts. Now it's time to concentrate on my bigger project which is the front stage and getting the imaging right.
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