I swapped the rear door speakers with Polk DB6502 2-way components. I actually bought another set for the front doors as I couldn't find an affordable 3-way system based on my initial research.
Now that I have the front doors torn apart and soundproofed, I'm realizing I probably should go with a 3-way setup, based primarily on the fact VW positioned the front door speakers terribly. The 6.5" basically fires directly into your hip. The 4" is at about sternum level and the tweeter is in the sail panel. If I go with the Polk 2-way, I think I'll miss out on most of the sonics.
After further research I discovered Dayton Audio and thought perhaps they might make a decent setup at my sub-$300 budget. The Pioneer head unit puts out 50W x 4, and I'm hoping that is sufficient for now. I thought if I could get a 6.5" that is capable of handling the low frequencies satisfactorily (a big ask for a 6.5", I know), the 4" to take on the mids, and the tweeters handling the highs, I might be in OK shape.
Space is, of course, an issue as these are door speakers. I don't want to have to do any cutting or fancy fabrication. I have some adapter rings and spacers. Not sure exactly how much depth I have to work with, but I'm hoping with spacers I can accommodate anything up to around 3.5" or so in depth.
Do you think this setup would work for my vehicle with my budget limitations?
- Dayton 6.5" DC-160-4
- Dayton 4" RS100-4
- Dayton 1" AN25Ti-4 (titanium dome) or Dayton 1" AN25F-4 (neodymium dome)
- AudioPipe 3-way crossover (Woofer 20hz-500hz. Mid. 500hz-3.5khz. Tweeter 3khz-20khz.)
Any thoughts for a noob from the pros out there would be most-appreciated! I'm open to any other brands that fit this price category. I've not found anything from the typical consumer brands (Polk, Pioneer, etc.) and most of the brands that offer component speakers are out of my price range (per the wife/CFO). This is the first time I've ever done my own door speaker install and the first time I've messed with a component speaker setup.