At what point does a nicely upgraded system be considered an SQ system? Is simply adding nice tweeters and mids with a DSP/Amp combo get you that level? Properly integrated subwoofer to the previously mentioned component set? Whats the minimum number of speakers in a system that will put you at that level?
I know..................too many questions but they all pretain to the same outcome.
Having said that I'm interested in an SQ type system for my MINI Cooper. It's a daily driver so nothing outrageous but I do want good sound quality. In the interest of simplicity can you go as simple as a two-way component setup in the doors and a sub in the back? It's my basic setup right now with Tang band 25-2176 tweeters mounted in the top of the door and some Dayton Audio 6" Reference in the lower part of the door. I tried using a three way passive crossover with the 6", 3" and the tweeter but it never sounded right. Much improvement when I switched back to the two-way crossover eliminiating the 3". Rear speakers are some CDT 6x9 mid bass types running band passed from 80Hz to 500Hz with a 12db slope and just to help the 6" speakers in the door a little. Amplifier is a Kicker iQ1000.5 controlling everything with the front speakers from the factory radio feeding the signal to the amp. The base model radio puts out a clean full bandwidth signal up to 4V so I have the gains adjusted accordingly. I like simple and I know only so much can be done with a minimum number of speakers. I'm made great improvements over the factory base system but that wasn't difficult as it sucked.