Fellas my hats off to the knowledge you guys have as enthusiast! Incredible what some of you do and then on top of it all you share what you know! Very commendable. Now let me pick your brains!
I've spent a pile of dough over the last 32 years starting out with M&M Godfather 10s, tweeters, mids, all running on an Orion HCCA 225, and a Denon cassette deck in a Dodge Daytona. In it's day it was a killer system! I've cut holes and butchered cars along the way. Those days are no more...
Recently I started driving our 2016 Mazda 6GT with Bose and had to add a sub. So I got a PAC module and ran RCAs and a remote turn-on from the Pac to the trunk and on the other side ran a 4ga power cable and line for the RUX knob for an Alpine PDR-M65 and a JL HO110RG-W3v3 box. It came out nice and made the Bose system MUCH better! It's actually quite musical. That is up to a certain volume. I guess I'll learn to live with it because I'm just not interested in cutting wires and making holes or modifying the car (although I did drill a hole in the fire wall to run the 4ga to the battery and yes I used a rubber grommet too). Guess I'm getting old!
So where am I going with this? Well I would like to swap the dash "twiddlers" with some better 3.5" 4 ohm midrange speakers. Not looking to break the bank seeing how I'm leaving the Bose amp in place and we're up against it's limitations. I know a lot of you like the Morels but they are only 2.5" so thinking if I can go 3.5" bigger is better. I've read here where some of you recommend speakers I've never heard of but the spec's and price seem to be in the ballpark for what I'm thinking. They are:
-Tang Band W3-1797S 3" Neodymium Midrange Driver - $60.51ea
-Wavecor FR090WA01 3-1/2" Aluminum Cone Full-Range 4 Ohm - $60.00ea
-FaitalPRO 3FE22 3" Neodymium Professional Full-Range Woofer 4 Ohm -
-SB Acoustics SB65WBAC25-4 2.5" Full Range - $28.25 (another 2.5")
I'm also completely open to your suggestions as well. They need to be efficient and cover a pretty good range as this system doesn't run tweeters and fires into the windshield.
Also should I change the center speaker to match? What about "wideband" speakers (new to me so not sure of it's application)? Should I put a passive high pass crossover on the speakers? 6db or 12db? What hertz? Thanks guys! I look forward to your recommendations! Dave