I figured I would start a progress thread for my custom stereo project. Little info:
-2010 Fusion Sport FWD w/Sony 12 Speaker Stereo (no navigation)
-To fill in the freq curve gaps the stock stereo misses
-Bring the stage up in front of the driver
-Clean/Simple install to resemble a factory appearance
-Alpine F1 SPX-Z18T 3-way X-overs
-Alpine F1 [Tweeter]
-Bohlender Graebener Neo8-PDR Planar Transducer (Parts-Express.com:Bohlender Graebener Neo8-PDR Planar Transducer | neo8pdr planar tweeter ribbon tweeter planar transducer) [Mid-range]
-Tang Band W5-1138SM 5-1/4" Neodymium Subwoofer (Parts-Express.com:Tang Band W5-1138SM 5-1/4" Neodymium Subwoofer | subwoofer 5-1/4" subwoofer neodynium subwoofer tangband tb speakers tangband-22008) [Midbass]
-No Rear Fill
-US Acoustics 2150 2x150 @ 4ohm RMS [Front Stage]
-US Acoustics 2075 1x240 @ 4ohm RMS [Sub] (I realize the sub w/present a 2ohm load in parallel, if I run into issues I will swap out the sub for the IDQ12D2)
-Alpine CDA-9833 3way Crossover/Time Correction/EQ
-Alpine F1 Tweeter in stock location
-The Planar Mid-Range is going to be molded into the A-Pillar
-Midbass will be install in the stock front door midbass location
-Doors will be sound deadened
-Subwoofer will be installed in a cylinder shaped enclosure in the spare tire well sized so a full 18" Sport wheel/tire (spare) and be placed over top of the box as a Speaker grill.
-Trunk floor will be raised 4" to account for the added full spare height, along with speaker volume requirements.
-Amps to be installed under raised floor
-Access hole to be cut in stock carpet floor cover to expose the full spare w/sub inside
-Stock subs to be removed.
IMO, this is a getting back to basics true DIY system. Simple in component make up but thought and work in the install!
I am sure many will tell you that using the F1 Three-way passives with those drivers in those locations will not work. However, you already have shown that you have put thought and creativity in this project. You already seem like the type that will go through the steps of modifications and tuning to get things to work. Good luck with the project man and thanks for keeping it simple and clean yet thoughtful and provocative in the approach.