Kicks or small Midranges?
OK, so here is my dilemma:
I will soon be installing some Seas G18RNX mids and Rainbow CAL25ALK tweets. My problem is that, from some stuff I've been reading recently, I may have a gap in my usable crossover points if I install them in my doors because of the speakers playing off-axis. If this is true, I see two ways to overcome this.
1) Build some kicks or buy something like Q-forms.
-Pros: Would put the drivers back on-axis, eliminating frewuency gap.
-Cons: Not sure about the quality of Q-forms, can't afford to have kick built by
a shop, and I don't really want to build them myself (inexperience, lack of free
time, etc.). I already bought some Raamat to deaden my doors, assuming
that i would install the speakers there. If I'm not using it in the doors, I don't
know what to do with it.
2) Buy a small midrange (2-4") to take over the 2kHz-4kHz range.
- Pros: This would take care of the frequency gap as well. Would allow me to
install in the doors, meaning I can use the Raamat for it's intended purpose.
I won't incur the extra cost of buying kicks (I wouldn't spend any more on the
drivers than the q-forms). I won't have to spend the time to build kicks. I
have an extra amp laying around that I could use, so that isn't an issue.
-Cons: Extra cost of RCAs. I'd be pulling more current and would have to run
more wire. I'd have to cut extra holes in my doors and find a way to mount
my tweeters. Would have to find space in the amp rack for the extra
Any light you guys could shed on my situation would be most helpful.
Thanks in advance,
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