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View Poll Results: What Setup would you Use?
Passive crossovers in the bass bins providing mid and high output 1 4.35%
Active crossover into two separate amps 15 65.22%
2 Digital amps with active crossovers and EQ's 7 30.43%
Active Bass Bins 0 0%
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Old 12th March 2013, 02:19 PM   #1
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Exclamation What do you think... Two Full Range and Two Bass Bins

Okay... I have 2 Bass Bins (1000RMS each) and 2 full range (500RMS 2way Each)

What would be my best setup? and why?

Ignore price... I want the best setup for large parties and outside (Mobile)
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Old 15th March 2013, 12:36 PM   #2
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an active crossover to two amps is in my opinion the best all around way to go.

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Old 15th March 2013, 09:24 PM   #3
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Seconded.
If you already have the bass bins, and are happy with them, changing them for actives just to remove a few metres of wire doesn't feel worthwhile.
And with the price (and weight) of decent quality power amps now, a decent passive low frequency crossover for a thousand watts isn't going to come in much cheaper – or all that much lighter.

And the active system gives you that much more flexibility to adjust things, match sensitivities and even phase, as well as the extra channels of amplification giving you a "show must go on" capability, if things go pear shaped. If you need EQ you can put one in the amp rack; programmable, direct access, anything you can get built into an amp you can also buy in a separate rack unit. And a number of crossovers offer limiting on individual frequency bands, so the fully processor controlled system (which might have been best if you were buying everything at once as a matched system, but even then I'm not certain) doesn't gain in that point of view (and if it goes wrong, who's going to fix it?
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Old 18th March 2013, 07:08 AM   #4
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an active crossover to two amps is in my opinion the best all around way to go.

does Dubroach Production pay royalties to the artists for the tracks played?
Im not too sure what this has to do with the Thread Question.. please refer all direct questions for this topic to info@dubroachproductions.com

Please note all music is purchased (or given in promotion) by DubRoach Productions and all venues have music licences.
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Old 18th March 2013, 07:09 AM   #5
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Seconded.
If you already have the bass bins, and are happy with them, changing them for actives just to remove a few metres of wire doesn't feel worthwhile.
And with the price (and weight) of decent quality power amps now, a decent passive low frequency crossover for a thousand watts isn't going to come in much cheaper or all that much lighter.

And the active system gives you that much more flexibility to adjust things, match sensitivities and even phase, as well as the extra channels of amplification giving you a "show must go on" capability, if things go pear shaped. If you need EQ you can put one in the amp rack; programmable, direct access, anything you can get built into an amp you can also buy in a separate rack unit. And a number of crossovers offer limiting on individual frequency bands, so the fully processor controlled system (which might have been best if you were buying everything at once as a matched system, but even then I'm not certain) doesn't gain in that point of view (and if it goes wrong, who's going to fix it?
This is good information! Thanks
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Old 18th March 2013, 07:11 AM   #6
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...much better than the infamous 'subwoofer crossover' with the tiny cap for highpassing the sat
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Old 19th March 2013, 10:50 AM   #7
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...much better than the infamous 'subwoofer crossover' with the tiny cap for highpassing the sat
Defo! Means i can get a much cleaner unrestrected connection as i wont need restrictive crossovers in the boxes!
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I would raise the bet and use *three* amps: 1 for sub, 1 for bass at the "full range" bins, 1 for mid/highs same bins.
Only place passive dividers are efficient is splitting tweeters/anything else.
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I would raise the bet and use *three* amps: 1 for sub, 1 for bass at the "full range" bins, 1 for mid/highs same bins.
Only place passive dividers are efficient is splitting tweeters/anything else.
this would be ideal JMFahey, good shout!
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Old 21st March 2013, 02:03 AM   #10
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2 amps active crossovers, in a pinch 1 amp can drive both pairs
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