I'm getting pretty good results with these so I thought I would share.
These speakers are the same ones found in the B652's. Qsubtotal=.95. Ideal for IB applications. Relatively shallow depth too.
They are being driven off an older Alpine amplifier. I assume no more than 30-50wrms/ch. I tried bridging the amplifier, but it was too much. *Don't try running them off deck power either. I have them paired with a set of tymphany 3/4" tweeters. I'm currently using a 1st order filter circuit @ 4Khz, but I want to try 2nd order around 3Khz as I can hear my tweeters stressing at high-er SpL levels.
If you look at the schematic filter found in the B652's, you'll notice there is no low pass on the mids. I think there is only a capacitor on the tweeter -crossover point @ 6Khz. I tried using them without a low pass, & I honestly didn't mind. If I was on a super-super budget, I would have skimped out, but inductors are like $3 a piece so yeah
The last three speakers I used were the RS-180s, 150's, & the flutes. The flutes were my FAVORITE, but for $5 ...c'mon, lol. The dayton drivers are rather difficult to work with on the top end. I have no active crossover, so it would have been $$$ putting together a filter.
Overall, I'm super happy. My tweeters were like $30 a pop. It was very hard finding a small format tweeter that'd play with speakers like the 180 or the flutes. If I didn't have them already, I would have gone with a cheaper tweeter. The $5 woofers are pretty smooth up until around 6Khz, so one of the $10-15 daytons would have worked great ...or the $2 mylar tweeter that's used in the B652's Order two cheap electrolytics & you got yourself a killer $15 2 way set up speakers, lmao.
And I'm not using a HPF either. I'll probably throw a capacitor across the terminals to hpf them around 50hz. They will play down to 50hz.
And let me know if you need help putting together a filter circuit