So right now I've decided to take a pretty big leap and invest some solid cash into my build. The aim is SQ with a personal touch though. I prefer a nice solid punch/kick in my music but the rest of the system I like to be nice and balanced, nothing overly loud or boomy. I've done some research and for the most part found what I'd like but I had a few questions about certain pieces.
I plan on running active and was wondering if I needed to upgrade my HU to do so (To an 80PRS, Alpine 9887, Kenwood KDC x996). I know normally you would but I'm getting the JBL MS-8 Digital Sound Processor. So does that mean I could get away with an average headunit and just use the MS-8 to run active?
After looking into the JBL MS-8 I saw that you could designate "Low front, Mid front, High front" Would it be alright just using a component set of speakers with just a woofer and tweeter or should I invest in a dedicated midbass?
If I invest in said dedicated midbass 1) What driver would help me get the punch and SQ mix I want and 2) How would I incorporate that into my door/car - kick panels? What would need fabricating etc... If I invested in these dedicated midbass would it be an alternative to put it in the rear deck or should I keep them upfront and leave nothing in the back but a sub?
If I go active I can use my existing 4 channel amp (Alpine PDX-F4) but if I add those extra midbass that makes it so I need a new amplifier to power them. Would it be smarter to just get a new amp for the tweeters and use the dedicated midbass with the midrange woofers?
Finally, I have factory dash speakers that are currently unplugged and no aftermarket ones fit in there. Will I be fine leaving that empty as long as tweeters are in the A pillar? I don't think I have enough channels on the JBL MS-8 to add them anyway..
Thanks ahead for the help and suggestions. I'm 100% open to suggests/information etc