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Old 02-10-2008, 01:02 PM
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this is something im am very interested in trying. however im conserned my knowledge might be limited in this area. i have done quite alot of reading and think i could do the install and get pro help with tuning. first i have short listed some diy components,have one 4 channel amp and deciding on another.
hu is an eclipse cd 5000. i think it doesnt have the crossover capabilitiy for an active setup,is this right? is it possible or advisable to use the amp crossovers? or just spend on a processor. i have read some postings on active setups here and i would appreciate anyone sharing thier knowledge
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Old 02-10-2008, 01:29 PM
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the cd5000 has x-overs...or upgrade to the cd7000-7100, it has all the features of the Alpine-ph701 processor (one of the best) except 5.1 surround.
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Old 02-10-2008, 01:47 PM
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any thoughts on the amp crossovers
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Old 02-10-2008, 02:03 PM
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sorry maby to vague.the cd 5000 2-way crossover. 2 tweets 2 mids 2 subs = 3 way? like i said ,knowledge lacking.
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Old 02-10-2008, 02:18 PM
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IMO the amp crossovers are too limited to be accurate (in most cases). I have the Eclipse CD7000 and I run my whole system off the deck in pro mode or (3way). I too had reservations on how to do it at first, but now that I have run 2 systems actively, I would never go back to passive crossovers.

It's not as hard as you would think, it's a matter of understanding what you are doing and then playing with speaker positioning and crossover points and slope till go get the sound and imaging that YOU are happy with.

I have sought help and opinions from others but ultimately it's your vehicle and your taste that really matters.
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Old 02-10-2008, 02:26 PM
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thank you. its always about personel taste .and glad to hear it not that difficult.
and being able to learn from the experinced is awesome.i am still wondering about my hu
will i be able to be 3 way off it or is an upgrade neccesary?or a way to set up the subs just lowpassed
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Old 02-10-2008, 04:25 PM
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I am not familiar with the CD5000 but Westec is. I purchased the 7000 for the Pro mode feature mainly, not sure if the 5000 has it, I don't think it does actually.

If your deck can control tweeters/midrange/bass channels separately with crossover points and slope then you should be good to go, but like I said, Westec would be the one to ask there.
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Old 02-10-2008, 04:40 PM
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i read the manual and its not specific. hp to the fronts and lp to the subs nothing about mids. so 2 way. are there any options besides new hu or processor?
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Old 02-10-2008, 06:16 PM
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Apparently this deck has front/rear/non fade(subs) 3 outputs, same as the CD7000 so perhaps there is a way to put the deck into Pro mode for 3 way operation but as I stated, I am not familiar with this deck.

Check with Westec

If not, then you will have to upgrade to 7000 or get a processor, as I can't see any other way.

You did no mention and I neglected to ask, but I assume you are running a front stage (2 mids and 2 tweeters) and a sub or subs. Correct? If so then yes, 3 way is what you need.
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Old 02-10-2008, 06:23 PM
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thanks buzz you are correct. quess ill start looking at spending (although it looks like flea bay has cd7000 for around 300) on a processor
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