Still new to all of this but wanted to finally see what an 'active system' was all about...well damn I should have done this years ago as its a night and day difference imho.
I have some good to decent gear but the next goal will be a DSP and likely the Dayton one.
Hybrid Audio Clarus- C61-2 6.5-inch Woofer
Pioneer P.R.O. series TS-B350PRO bullet tweeter-For the door
Eminence Alpha 4 - 4 ohm-For the dash
Parts Express 800-5 kHz Band Pass 4 Ohm Crossover
Rockford Fosgate P500X2-For the 6.5 woofer
Rockville RXD-F30-For the pioneer and Eminence Midrange
Boss Audio BX55 2/3-Way Pre-Amp Electronic Crossover-bandpass the 6.5 and Sub
On account of not having the ideal parts I used the Boss band pass crossover on the Clarus and have it set for 65 hz - 800 khz
Got a passive bandpass crossover from Parts Express for the Eminence Midrange 800 hz - 5000 khz
The Pioneer tweeter is being run straight off the Rockville amp as I ran into some weird interference when I tried to run it through the Boss crossover.
Anyhow I am astounded at the difference of this setup compared to using just the Clarus component set and all I have done is the crossovers and of course the 10 band eq on my Kenwood deck.
Did this post mainly for new people like me that might be wondering about 'active setups' but if you love music you have to go active.
I can only imagine what it will sound like with the Dayton DSP incorporated into the system.
As an aside I remember many on here not liking the Clarus midbass...I can't honestly imagine how the Audio Frogs and Stereo Integrity sound vastly superior to this Hybrid Audio Clarus midbass but if they are then I guess I have an upgrade path.