Originally Posted by tuxedocivic
Active or passive, it shouldn't matter unless you're using an existing design, which it sounds like you will. So then you're going to want the same driver the design uses. If the design uses the 4 ohm, get that.
Thank you! Definitely existing design, but I'd like to place an order with AE for the three 12" and two 10" and get in line, ya know? So, in a nutshell, until designs are published for a TD12M/de250 and a TD10M/de250 I can't wait in line.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not impatient, just excited. That said, I know that when that boat from China gets here it's giong to take a while for John to fill those orders and I'd like to take part in the wave of builds when all that goes down.
Side note, some receivers are 4ohm stable but require them to be set to 4ohm mode. Not saying your receiver requires this, but some do and they suck in those modes. At least the few I've heard suck. I just left them in 8ohm mode and ran the risk of shutting down.
I'm hoping to run the front 3 speakers active, Denon 3805-->mini dsp-->hypex ucd180hg HxR and the surrounds passive. Of course, this depends entirely on whether or not active and
passive designs will be available for those 2-ways.