I have the 80 PRS, running 3 way active atm.. Front stage is Hertz Mille ML165 older silver cone in OEM door location, ML28 big chambers on dash.. My minivan has OEM location in dash for 5.25" speaker. I found a pair of Herts EV 130s which will fit.. Was thinking of stepping up to 4 way active through manipulating subwoofer outs on PRS, combined with the crossovers on JL500/1 amp for sub, and some other amp for midbass (Fosgate Punch A series)
Question is, would the Hertz EV130 be a viable midrange option for the Milles? Or should I just look for a Hertz dome type midrange or something comparable?
I just can't get the sound I want from my front stage while configured as 2 way, seems as though there is a compromise..
I've tried every conceivable combination of crossover points and slopes, used autotune as well, can't seem to get the "sound" I'm looking for.. When I dial in the midbass too high, it get's nasal, sure EQ helps, but the 80PRS is limited.. When I dial in the tweeter too low, it gets harsh and clippy..
5khz and up seems to be the ideal comfort zone for the tweeter with the amount of wattage they're getting, and the 165s start honking in the doors around there.. So, there' either something I'm missing in terms of tweeter placement or tuning, or I just need a midrange to fill in the blanks..
Will the EV 130 be a viable option, or will it honk as well?