I have a JL Audio XD700/5 (jlaudio.ca/xd700-5-car-audio-xd-amplifiers-98264]XD700/5) currently running a set of raw drivers and tweeters from parts express using the built in active crossover on the amp. It sounds really good, but one of my speakers is going out. I got a set of Helix E62C.2 speakers to replace them with (audiotec-fischer.de/lng/en/helix/products/speaker/e-62c2.html
My question is, should I stay with the amp's active crossover or use the passive crossover that comes with the speakers?
The way the amp's crossover works is you pick the frequency you want your mids and tweeters crossed over at, and it sets a band pass filter at a -12db/oct slope.
The Helix don't have much information on their passive crossovers other than, "6/12 dB slope, bandstop filter, tweeter protection and adjustable tweeter level"
I'm eventually going to get a DSP and do active crossovers the proper way but can't decide which way to go for now.