Active vs Passive....Which one?
Choose Your System Configuration
When choosing your speaker configuration you will want to keep a few things in mind. As you go up “active” channels, the more control we have in the DSP, which delivers substantially better sound quality performance.
For the 3-way active configuration, we are running two Mosconi PRO Class 5/30 five-channel amplifiers, one per side of the vehicle. This along with the Mosconi 8to12 Aerospace DSP provides us the ultimate control and fidelity to tune the stereo system. In this package, the subwoofer enclosure is a full vinyl front and also includes our custom 3-way a-pillars that we build in-house, loaded with the 3-way speakers of your choice. If you are serious about your stereo systems, this pre-tuned 3-way active package is for you.
The 2-way active is a more common setup that provides us full control over each speaker powered by the Mosconi One 90.8 DSP amplifier along with the Mosconi One 1000.1 subwoofer amplifier. This package also includes a built-in DSP so the performance and sound quality are substantially better than a traditional 2-way passive system. This package retains the factory tweeter locations and incorporates our premium carpeted custom subwoofer enclosure. This package is perfect for those that want the highest level of performance, and have a great ear for high-performance stereo systems, but do not want to spend the additional cost for the 3-way package.
In the 2-way passive system, we are utilizing a 5-channel amplifier and no signal processing. To do this, we chose the Focal FPX 5.1200 amplifier which provides 75wrms to each speaker and 720wrms to the subwoofer. This package is great for those who are wanting to upgrade their factory system but not break the bank on the higher-end packages.
The video in this section will go over the differences between the system configurations and how they compare to each other.