Dusting off the old account here and looking for a sanity check for the new wheels.
The car has a factory bose system. My plan is to just take a 2ch line out from that system and build up a front stage from there. The noise floor in this car is very high, so an all-out SQ build doesn't make much sense, but I would like to do things decently. I'm into rock/pop/alternative and like it loud, fwiw.
Processing-wise, I'm leaning towards minidsp. I have an old 2x4 sitting around that I could get started with, but would be using one of their DiracLive options unless there is a more user-friendly alternative you guys would suggest. I'm primarily interested in time alignment and auto-eq. A combined amp/dsp unit would need to be at least 4x100rms.
Here's what I'm leaning towards on the drivers. I'd appreciate whatever feedback you guys care to give.
Stock, there are 6.5's in the doors and tweets in the a-pillars. The tweets are pretty close to the passengers heads, so those will need to be on the milder side. I'm kicking around two paths for the drivers:
Doors: Audiofrog GS60 or GS690 if I can make that fit
Tweeters: open - possibly a Dayton soft dome mentioned elsewhere?
Same as above but adding a custom pod at the base of the a-pillar for a 2" midrange. The driver's door speaker is completely off-axis to the driver's head, so I'd really like to tighten up the imaging away from that.
I would like to avoid a subwoofer if possible - hence the interest in 6x9's.
Any/all suggestions greatly appreciated.