Hi Everyone, I am new to this forum and probably don't have very many if any posts but I am not new to car audio. I have always come here as a good resource for product reviews and SQ info but I think this is my firsty thread.
Anyways, I am about to do a full overhaul on my front stage and could use som advice and suggestions. Here is my current setup:
Alpine 9887 HU
MB Quart Q4.80
Pioneer 720PRS components running active off the HU
Sealed fiberglass door enclosures
Substage used to be 2 DC xl 18s in a c pillar wall on a DD ZSE.
My rebuild substage consists of a quasi 6th at the b-pillar for the same drivers (still in progress).
The plans for my new frontstage are as follows:
Power - (2) Crossfire BMF 600.2 amps one for mids and one for tweets
Mids - (4) Dayton RS180-4 mids, 2 per door in fiberglass pods (less than 30 degrees off axis)
Tweeters - (4) 1" Vifa titanium domes (installed in a-pillar pods on axis)( cant remember the model but I have it writen down in my notes if someone is interested. Fs is around 770 on these and I should be able to cross them as low as 1500-2k if necessary)
My goal with this setup is to be able to "keep up" with a 155db substage but still be able to get me respectable scores in IASCA SQC classes.
I am relatively confident in my choices so far except for the Dayton RS180s. I have a pair of the 8ohm versions in a pair of t-lines towers I built for music in my bedroom and I love the sound which is why I started to design around them but its always hard to know how well that will transfer to my truck.
lack of midrange detail? Will they sound at least as nice/comparable to the PRS mids?
ability to handle 150rms each?
response in about .3 cubic feet sealed?
So the question is, are there any other choices out there that may be a better option? My google searches have turned me on to the ID OEM 6.5 mids and those seem perfect but most of those threads are pretty old and I imagine it would be difficult to find 4 of them today.
Sorry for the novel, I just like to get all the info out there at the start. Thanks in advance for the help!