Hey guys. I have an idea for a front stage setup in my 07 Chevy Trailblazer.
I want to try a 3 way halfway active setup. What I mean by halfway active is I already have a 4 channel amp ( Soundstream Picasso p4.500 which does 80x4 rms @ 4 ohms and has full bandpass crossover.) It's not the best amp in the world but for the price I think it's pretty good and again has the bandpass crossover's which is why I bought it originally for my last setup. Anyway, here is what I'm thinking.
I'm thinking about using some Dayton RS180 7" drivers in the doors as midbass drivers each running active off my amp getting 80 rms each from about 80hz - oh I'll say 400hz or so. I will deaden the crap out the door and seal up all the holes and what not. Now the halfway active notion is because I want to use 4" Faitalpro Neodymium midrange speakers with the vifa softdome textile tweets but have them run through a old cdt SAT NET 450 passive crossover which I also already own. I will eventually try and build a pod of some sort in the a-pillar but for now will only have the tweet on the a- pillar and the Faital's in the stock dash opening facing up against the glass. Now again only temporary. Before I go any further is this even a good idea at all and have I choose good equipment for this type of setup?
Btw the setup would look like this
Midbass= Dayton rs 180 7" drivers in the door getting 80 rms each running from 80hz - 400 hz
Midrange= Faitalpro Neodymium 4" in the dash running from 400 hz - 4300 hz
Tweet= Vifa soft textile dome tweets on the A-pillar running from 4300hz up.
CDT SATNET 450 passive crossover for the 4" faital's and vifa tweets seperating at 4300 getting 80 rms to each crossover so I guess about 40 rms to each 4" midrange and each vifa tweet.
I already own the 4 channel amp and the cdt crossovers so all 6 of these speakers I could get on Partsexpress for $205. I just don't think I can find a better setup for the money but I have never heard these speakers in a car audio setup.