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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-25-2018, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Coaxial vs Companent.

Just wondering which is better and why and which would be better with a DSR1 or other Digital sound processor? And work well with Biketronics 4180 amp at full power?
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Donuts to donuts a component is better than a coaxial. Itís the physical construction. In a component setup each part (woofer and tweeter) does its own thing and does it very well. In a coax, one speaker must do both well so there has to be some sacrifice.

A good coax is always going to perform a tick or two below the same parts set up as components. Think of it like a vehicle. You can buy a sporty vehicle with 4wd, but itís not the same as having a corvette and a monster truck.

A DSP will work with either setup, but is best for systems where the woofer and tweeter each have a separate channel on an amp and the DSP controls each channel separately so it can be set to optimize each piece.

The DSP will still work fine if the woofer and tweeter are on the same channel because it flattens the signal and allows you to use the equalizer, itís just not as beneficial as doing each one separately.

Of course the real test is going down the road. Iíve never run a DSP with everything on its own channel so canít tell you how big of a difference it makes. In a parking lot or slow cruising Iím sure itís a massive difference. At speed Iím sure itís still better, the question is how much better and I donít know that answer.

Iím likely going to put a DSP on my CVO soon even though I really donít need it for a simple 4 speaker setup. I just want to try it.


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The other benefit of running components through a DSP is that you can have more control of each, and you are using the DSP as a crossover. The included crossovers with component grouped speakers suck up power.

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