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i have the pioneer ts-z65ch components and plan on ditching the crossovers and going fully active. i'm curious, when i ditch those crossovers will it make those mids and tweeters more efficient? i don't see individual specs on the speakers just the total component set. their rated at 85db @ 4ohm.



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soo far, i'm not impressed with the tweeters. their somewhat teeny and bright. the fact that i have them in the factory dash location aiming at the windshield might be playing a huge role in that. i plan on moving the tweeters over to the window sill off axis. the mid bass is definitely there hopefully this JL audio twk will help blend everything after i get it installed.

 

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Well when you go active, you can turn the tweeters down a little bit. In general, yes, active is a little more efficient, but that's not the main feature.
 

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No, the speaker efficiency does not change when going active. However, passive xovers do consume a small amount of power but not enough to be noticeable.
 

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Silk or fabric tweeter might be more your speed. Active allows you so much flexibility in the integration of your drivers but it won't fix teeny and bright.
 

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You can certainly tune out the brightness of the tweeters by going active. I'm always a fan of active filtering over passive. I believe the amps have to work less since they are only amplifying a specified band of frequencies instead of a wide band with passive crossovers. However I'm no professional, so I could be wrong. But ever since I first tried active crossover filtering many years ago, I've been thoroughly pleased with the results and have never gone back to passives.
 
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