I am replacing my JBL MS 62's that have been fixed & re-soldered more times then I care to count. These are going in a lifted jeep and I want to head in the SPL direction. I also HATE distortion so they NEED to be clear at ear bleeding levels!! The doors are properly deadened, the head unit is a Pioneer 80PRS and the amp is a Precision Power BK800.4 class AB 4 channel.
My first thought was to replace the woofers with something like a set of Hertz SV 165.1 400 watt midranges and bridge the amp for a single set of components as my front stage, but I have no idea how they would sound off the JBL crossover.
My 2nd thought was a set of RE Audio xxx6.5c components which are 2 ohms so I wouldn't need to bridge the amp & would have the option to add another set of speakers to the front stage, but am unsure of there audio quality.
Of course a third option is to run the front stage active, but I really suck at understanding crossover points and slope settings. If I did do this I would probably go with the Hertz and a set of super tweeters. Just wouldn't be sure that the 130 watts is enough at 4 ohms since I would need all 4 channels to run it active.
A side note, its a single sub system (Pioneer 3004SPL 12") but am building a new box at the moment and may move to a DC level 4 1 ohm sub.
As you can see, I need some help deciding this and am open to any other speaker brand suggestions or setup ideas. The end game is LOUD and CLEAR!!