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Need help with my system

Postby ronaldinho gaucho » April 28th, 2012, 1:04 pm

so far i have
2 eight inch eminence alpha
1 1600 power acoustik 4 channel amplifier
1 boss cx3500 class d amplifier
1 pioneer champion series subwoofer 3500 watts peak

going n buy two bullet tweeters and 2 6inch alpha
need help with which crossover n pre amp to buy,must be reasonable price,any other ideas will be good as well

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby speedmelter » April 28th, 2012, 1:40 pm

get a good pioneer deck, mayb the new usb ones and a preamp.. dont think u would need a crossover.

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby ronaldinho gaucho » April 28th, 2012, 1:47 pm

i was wondering if i actually need a pre amp n a crossover

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby speedmelter » April 28th, 2012, 1:56 pm

yea what deck do u have at the moment? a pre amp would be very useful and almost necessary

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby BrotherHood » April 28th, 2012, 2:11 pm

Yea I think speedmelter has said it just as I would. From your equipment, I think just a preamp will be necessary here and don't hold back on the $$$ for your headunit.

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby nervewrecker » April 28th, 2012, 2:16 pm

speedmelter wrote:yea what deck do u have at the moment? a pre amp would be very useful and almost necessary


do elaborate why.

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby ronaldinho gaucho » April 28th, 2012, 2:30 pm

the deck i have is a normal cd pioneer deck

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby nervewrecker » April 28th, 2012, 2:43 pm

ronaldinho gaucho wrote:the deck i have is a normal cd pioneer deck


different models have different features. A model will help us a bit in giving advice.

basic units are just basic units, more advanced one will have fancy display, adjustable high and low pass crossovers, equalizers (not the shiddy 3 band stuff), 4 volt pre outs, probably USB and maybe bluetooth.
No need for a preamp with such a deck.

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby speedmelter » April 28th, 2012, 3:16 pm

yea if the pre outs are 3 way i believe they call it u wont need a preamp. i think you should sell the deck you have and get a nice usb one that can save you the $ to spend on a preamp and cross.. u cud even use the power of the deck to play dem tweeters so u wont hada worry abt burning them. the pioneer usb ones are like from 9 to 1200.. you cant go wrong wid a good deck, itl hold its value and prob make that lil system look and sound much better than a shitty one with preamp. u have decent amps and speakers so just get a nice deck and u good to go.. and by nice i dont mean those flashy dvd shet decks like soundstream and pyrimid

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby speedmelter » April 28th, 2012, 3:20 pm

or nervewrecker i was saying itl prob be necessary depending on what kinda outputs the deck has... hence the question

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby ChristianRD » April 28th, 2012, 4:28 pm

nervewrecker wrote:
ronaldinho gaucho wrote:the deck i have is a normal cd pioneer deck


different models have different features. A model will help us a bit in giving advice.

basic units are just basic units, more advanced one will have fancy display, adjustable high and low pass crossovers, equalizers (not the shiddy 3 band stuff), 4 volt pre outs, probably USB and maybe bluetooth.
No need for a preamp with such a deck
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This should have been your starting point OP

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby BrotherHood » April 29th, 2012, 2:33 am

speedmelter wrote:yea if the pre outs are 3 way i believe they call it u wont need a preamp. i think you should sell the deck you have and get a nice usb one that can save you the $ to spend on a preamp and cross

Don't tell the guy to look for a nice usb deck. There are usb decks for all $800 that are basic and have 2 volt pre-outs.

Instead, the OP should look for a headunit that has 4 volt pre-outs, regardless of whether or not it can play usb.

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby speedmelter » April 29th, 2012, 6:07 am

BrotherHood wrote:
speedmelter wrote:yea if the pre outs are 3 way i believe they call it u wont need a preamp. i think you should sell the deck you have and get a nice usb one that can save you the $ to spend on a preamp and cross

Don't tell the guy to look for a nice usb deck. There are usb decks for all $800 that are basic and have 2 volt pre-outs.

Instead, the OP should look for a headunit that has 4 volt pre-outs, regardless of whether or not it can play usb.

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby BrotherHood » April 29th, 2012, 10:04 am

^^ Wa went on dey ? :?




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Re: Need help with my system

Postby speedmelter » April 29th, 2012, 11:11 am

^^yea it made sense what you said.. think he has enough info now to handle his story

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby BrotherHood » April 29th, 2012, 12:21 pm

^^Cool bruh.

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby nervewrecker » April 29th, 2012, 12:55 pm

I wonder where can he get such a deck on such short notice?

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby 3stagevtec » April 29th, 2012, 11:31 pm

ronaldinho gaucho wrote:so far i have
2 eight inch eminence alpha
1 1600 power acoustik 4 channel amplifier
1 boss cx3500 class d amplifier
1 pioneer champion series subwoofer 3500 watts peak

going n buy two bullet tweeters and 2 6inch alpha
need help with which crossover n pre amp to buy,must be reasonable price,any other ideas will be good as well


what a system.....

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby Ted_v2 » April 30th, 2012, 10:12 pm

crossovers are around 650 or so
basic usb decks are around 800-900

so around 1500 for that combo

you could get a pretty good usb deck with a built in crossover setup for around 1200 and get the ease of having one less equipment (crossover)

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby ronaldinho gaucho » May 3rd, 2012, 12:40 pm

presently i have a small battery (525 amps),what size of battery should i look for in addition to the present one ?

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby nervewrecker » May 3rd, 2012, 12:43 pm

sound boy 64 wrote:crossovers are around 650 or so
basic usb decks are around 800-900

so around 1500 for that combo

you could get a pretty good usb deck with a built in crossover setup for around 1200 and get the ease of having one less equipment (crossover)


he should have clicked the link in my sig and be happy. but he too late, deck gone.

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby ronaldinho gaucho » May 5th, 2012, 9:21 am

if working with a limited budget,is it better to get a cheap pre amp or a cheap crossover ?

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby speedmelter » May 5th, 2012, 12:46 pm

man just get a preamp for abt 300 dollars.. the soundstream or power acoustic. forget abt crossover, the crossover on the amps will have to suffice for ur situation. the deck u got duz it have RCA outputs?

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby Ted_v2 » May 5th, 2012, 5:19 pm

if you got to go with a preamp go with the soundstream 5xo over the normal pwm20 and such

they have a lot more line drive and the quality is better Imo

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby matthewmazda » May 5th, 2012, 5:39 pm

the pwm 20 should work fine and its easy to use and tune

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby ronaldinho gaucho » May 5th, 2012, 5:57 pm

so is a pre amp and a crossover necessary in your system ?

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Re: Need help with my system

Postby speedmelter » May 5th, 2012, 11:44 pm

ronaldinho gaucho wrote:so is a pre amp and a crossover necessary in your system ?


man have u been reading the comments?

a pre amp serves the purpose of sending 4 volt signals to the amps and provide a little volume control of the frequency ranges.
the crossover reconstitutes the signal sent into bandwidths so that each speaker can play desired freq ranges....

if you cant afford the deck that serves both those functions ur alternative wud be to use the crossover on the amp and buy a preamp. just buy the preamp and later on you can mayb buy other stuff.

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