I think the vocals being diffused and the vocals shifting from track to track are two different problems.. mostly, the vocals shifting from track to track has to do more with the recording then the system.. i know some songs arent fully centered in my home system either.. the vocals being diffused its probably just install and tuning..but you seemed to solve it with a higher xover point, so that maybe just the answer...daitrong said:I get what you're trying to say. When i had some morel WR4's in the kick location along with the Lcy's ... playing from 300- 2.0 khz, the vocals seemed really diffused and not smack dab centered. The vocals would shift slightly from track to track. but once i moved the xover points up to 3.5 - 4 khz the vocals seemed more centered and easily localized. I'm not exactly sure why but i believe it's due to the wide dispersion of the LCY's... it'll be hard imo to get good midrange imaging with that driver. One thing i like to mention is at that time i didn't have underdash panels to stop reflection so that has to be taken in to consideration. Anyway , if you figure out a niffy way to solve this problem when you fiddle with your 2 way... let me know =]
I'm going more of a simple amplifier set up this time around and don't want to purchase another amplifier. =] And i don't believe the tubes will give me the *warmer realistic sound i want. I've auditioned a few tubes at Beach Auto Sound and imo, it didn't warm up the sound all that much. Right now i'm trying to get the set up sounding as great as possible with as little eqing as possible.
IMO, i dont find TDB amps to be very warm..maybe a little because theyre smooth - but i find them more smooth, detailed, and lively - kinda like focal utopia midwoofers, with a smooth liquidy midrange and an slightly exagerated/rounded midbass. Small details are really brought out too - almost exagerated..! It sounds like youre actually the recording microphone, picking up every single detail. In that respect, its also lively! While details are brought out, background seems more distant - almost like a instruments and people are playing inside an empty void - but when tracks are recorded with background room-noise and/or echoes, you get a strong sense of where the walls are and how sounds reflect off of them..
thats my take on it at least... switching back to full solidstates is almost boring if it wasnt for my L18's midbass....