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      01-29-2013, 09:59 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by makkan00 View Post
I wrote 50W as I am going active. Though I will be using xover actively (>150Hz), I'd assume that they will still be 50W.
You still have a crossover, it is your amp high-pass. The Hybrid will take 100W plus but it is a little smaller than the others, hence the 185Hz HP recommendation. Like has been said, power ratings should not fall heavily into your decision.

I am partial to the HAT midrange, although I have not heard the regular L3.

However, one crucial consideration should be midrange/tweeter crossover point. The midrange on the side you're sitting is 60 or more degrees off-axis which means you're affected by cone beaming and some of the higher frequencies just won't reach your ears directly. Therefore, you want to pass off the signal to the tweeters as low as possible. I don't know where you got those crossover figures but the Morel HO II from what I remember has a crossover point of around 2200 Hz which is as low as I've seen.

I personally would not go any higher than 3500 Hz (My Rainbow crossovers are 3400 Hz), and 5000 is definitely way too high for my liking.

Edit: Why are you not looking at Rainbow?
Mobridge DA2 > JBL MS-8 > ARC XDi 600/4 > JBL Gti 408 Mids & Vifa OT19 Tweeters; PG Ti2 1600.5 > Morel HCW-10 & IDMax 15

Last edited by kaigoss69; 01-29-2013 at 10:05 PM.