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Crescendo STS-1 tweeter question

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So I will be pairing the 4 ohm Crescendo STS-1 Silk dome tweeters with 4ohm Crescendo PWX 6.5's . The tweeters came with crossovers just for the tweeters. Amp is a nvx jad800.4 which does 125 x 4 @ 4 ohms.  if I have the pwx's hooked up to channels 1 & 2, can I connect the tweeters on channel 3 & 4 and essentially barely increase the input sensitivity on those channels? Doesn't seem accurate whatsoever to me and I am thinking I could seriously fry my tweeters from the get go. Would that still be considered going passive with tweeter crossovers or am I diving into active territory? Am I better off getting a different passive crossover that I can connect both pwx & tweeter? I know you want to get a passive that is designed for the mids/highs in question, but checking the crescendo website it doesn't look like they sell them. I was thinking of getting a passive that crossovers right around the same frequency as the tweeters @  3800khz, I found a passive that crosses @ 3500khz, would that be plausible or will I probably destroy my tweeters and have holes in my response coming from the mids?  Is my only viable option here is to go active? If I did I would go with the Pioneer 80prs in that regard, due to me being a noob in the active field. I'm just trying to figure out my options.

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Generic passives are pointless.  Running active is the only choice, but even with that and an expert install there will be large holes in the audio response.

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Yeah after doing some research I figured that was the option, I just needed Expert confirmation thank you. Ive had the pwx’s for years now in another vehicle and the tweeters I’ve had for a couple months, just never got around to it. I liked the pwx’s in my other vehicle but could tell I had holes in the response. Oh well you live and learn.  I am not opposed to going active, just hesitant about the steep learning curve I keep reading about. Also as a second option theoretically speaking with a perfect install Do you think even with say a component setup such as Incriminator I series 6.5 I could render a better response then if I were to go active with the pwx? 

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Yes.  Way better.

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