Originally Posted by demon2091tb
Is synching up pairs of drivers with TA ok to get a uniform PLD between all drivers on a singular plane perpindicular to the dash, basically alighning the whole soundstage to the depth of the mid under the dash.....Does this make sense and actually hold water to being a good starting point to realistic depth??
Midrange in kicks for farthest distance to your ears, and best possible L/R pathlength equalization ... critical in midbass/midrange ... for best possible stage width & depth. Tweets in pillars for stage height ... since ears only begin to notice height in the treble (perhaps upper midrange ... but nothing's perfect). Time align to the farthest drivers ... namely, the kicks ... with parallel alignment. Add some delta alignment when you only care about one passenger (or driver) at a time.
It's a GREAT compromise ... hard to beat, in fact, if you care at all about a realistic soundstage in the car.
If you don't care about spatial reproduction in your vehicle ... why not listen in mono?