I have a 2013 Audi RS5, and have some leftover equipment from my previous car (2011 A5) that I want to integrate into a totally new system for the RS5.
If you've any experience with B8 Audi's, you'll know the limitations of speaker placement and depth. As it stands stock, the car has very shallow 8" door speakers, 1" tweeters in the A pillar, and very shallow 3" windshield-firing mids. These are all B&O speakers as well.
I already have a sub, box, and amp (Sundown SA-12 in a tuned and ported box with a Sundown SAE-1500D amp). I plan to get a Mobridge MOST DA2 and a Helix DSP to dial all this in.
Critically, I already have an Arc Audio KS-300.4 that I need to utilize in some fashion for the front stage. I do not have any speakers purchased yet. My goal is great sound quality, the ability to play loud and clear across all frequencies, with a stealth installation. This means no custom A-pillars or anything like that. Everything will be professionally installed, no rear fill, no center channel; new speakers only.
Should I take the safe route and just go with, say, Audiofrog GS60 and GS10s with the GS610C crossover? This is a passive 2 way with quality equipment I know was all designed to sound great together. Simple and easy.
Ideally, I would like to utilize the front 3.0" speakers in a 3-way system. I have a little experience with tuning and look forward to doing that part of it with the Helix DSP. How can I go 3-way active with
1. Something that fits in the stock dash locations (Audison Voce 3.0? Audiofrog GB25?)
2. A 6.5 that fits in the shallow door location (Audiofrog GS60? My first choice from what I've read would be the Stereo Integrity TM65 MKIII) I love midbass. The doors will be fully treated with deadening etc.
3. A smooth textile 1" tweeter (Audiofrog GS10? Audiofrog GB10? I've read that the ScanSpeak Illuminator D3004/6020-00 is amazing). I hate harsh tweeters.
Keeping in mind we need to use the Arc Audio KS-300.4 in some kind of way. The options here are 90x4 @ 4ohms, 350x2 @ 4ohms bridged, and 175x4 @ 2 ohms. I'd like to stay under $1,500 for all the new speakers, crossovers, and amplifiers if they're required. I'd really prefer to go 3-way, but I'm open to suggestions and flexible! The Helix DSP and Mobridge DA2 aren't part of the sub-$1,500 figure btw, so don't count those.
Bonus points if you're familiar with the platform aka jimmydee, I'd LOVE to get your thoughts on this one!
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