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Hi Guys,
I need help from your expertise to revise my system. At beginning I had ES Mini HLCD tweeter, 6nd430 6 1/2" midbass , Dynaudio E1200 Sub in IB. I later changed 6nd430 to Brax Matrix 6.1 and add 1 Dayton LS10 10" shallow sub in 0.4 cuft sealed box under driver seat. I like the sound of Brax than 6nd430 and with help of Dayton 10", the midbass also improved well.
But I want more. More midbass, More low end grunt with impact and High quality High.
I can have only 1 sub IB. (current I have 1 sub blow though the existing hole of fancy cast aluminum panel behind rear seats and I don't want to cut extra hole. Rear deck is so small to mount 12".) But at rear quarter panels I could put 12" sub on each side. Space 1.2-2 cuft. Not sure how bad it leaks to atmosphere.

My plan:
What do your guy think as better
1. stay with 6.5" midbass (same Brax 6.1 or may be Dyn E650) with 1 E1200 IB, and add 2 E1200 at quarter panels
2. Replace midbass with custom mount MW182 @ doors HP cross at 30-40Hz with current only 1 E1200 IB (pretty good cut up door panel to fit MW182 and it would loose value of car. But if it is decent better, I would do it.)
3. All in. MW182 and total 3 E1200.
4. Or your suggestion
 

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I think you're overcomplicating it and not using speakers to their full potential when you try to limit to such small bandwidths or throw a 10" in with a 6.5" and 12".

First, simplify your system. Remove the 10" and go with the horns, midbass (6.5,8,10), and the subs.

Second, for midbass, leverage more of your subs, the E1200s are known to have good sound quality so you should be able to play them up to 100 or even 120Hz and allow them to take more of the midbass load ala ErinH.

Third, the Dynaudio E650 is a great midrange and a decent midbass but wouldn't be able to hold a candle to the MW182 as it has much more cone area.

My suggestion would be to use your current 6.5" midbass and add a second/third E1200 in the trunk IB (quarter-panels open to the trunk) and play those a little higher to see if they can keep up with the horns. If that doesn't give enough midbass, then I’d look to add the MW182s to go along with the E1200 subs.
 

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I have MW182's mounted in front doors crossed at 70Hz currently. The only reason I have subs installed is to take the abuse of high excursion in the last few octaves. That and to minimize rattling in my doors. Just for a frame of reference....

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When I used 6" pro audio 6nd430 cross at 80 or 100Hz, It lacked of midbass. When I cut at 110Hz, bass pulled to the rear. Later I was thinking about 8" pro audio Beyma 8G40, like many HLCD members use. Typical run HP 65-70Hz. Eric mentioned I would have problem with only one E1200 sub. Low bass could not math the level of Horn and Pro Mid 8". Need 2, 3 E1200 or more powerful 12".
And then I tried Brax 6.1, I like tonal of it than 6ND430. That's why I think about Dyn MW182. It is not easy to install as size is 9.5". But if I could run MW182 to 50Hz, I might get away with 1 E1200. Save money and weight of the car.

@Ge0
Thanks for info. That is what I hope if it might work.
 
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