I've got to the point where I've done pretty much all I could out of a 2 way system. The seas lotus proved to be unbeatable in 2 driver setup. I have a 3 way system in mind and I need some opinions on driver selection:
8 inch morel hybrid or seas excel (don't know what to pick) (63hz-500hz operating range)
Vifa 3 inch dome midrange d75mx-31-08 (500hz-2500hz)
Seas Lotus Reference 1 inch aluminum dome (2500hz up)
I can't make up my mind on the woofer selection. I need an 8 ohm driver with real good midbass. I know the seas driver is smoother above 150 hz but bellow? Sub stage: 2 12 inch re xxx sealed, possibly switching to 3 id max 12's sealed running of an orion 2500d.
I also lack a bandpass xover for the mids. Is it ok to simply high pass it at 500hz and let it naturally cross with the tweeter? This is why I picked the vifa 3 inch dome, dips very low at high frequencies.
Soundstage and imaging wise the placement will be: woofers in stock door location, mids mounted high on the door panel and as far as I can get them to the front of the panel, tweeters in the A-pillars. Car is a 2000 accord coupe. I figured the high mid placement will elevate the soundstage a bit and the A pillar mounted tweeters will bring some depth too.
Does it seem like a decent setup? What would you run in a 3 way. Don't include 8 inch subs please, mounting depth cannot exceed 3.5 inches. Kick panel mounts are out of the question, I drive stick and I need all my leg room.