Re: Front Stage Questions
Personally I would go 3 way active and fit mids and tweeters on axis somewhere close to ear level then midbass in the doors and then just feed it lots of power. Not an expert but I imagine the other way can be done and get good quality too but it involves more tuning to achieve good imaging and staging, although it'l easily get you louder.
Originally Posted by WorkingDawg
The way I look at it is when you add an extra set of speakers playing the same frequencies as the first placement and timing become all the more important to avoid frequencies cancelling eachother out or blurring a distinct sense of where each specific sound seems like its coming from in front of you. You may still have 'clear' music. But the most picky audiophiles don't just want clarity, they want a good sense of where each sound is originating from left to right and front to back. This is where having more than one driver playing each set of frequencies can get 'tricky', especially when they aren't positioned and aimed just right for your vehicle. Maybe if the like speakers were next to eachother that's one thing, once you put them in different locations it affects aspects of sound quality. Fine if you want more loudness to match the subs, not so fine if your focus is the quality of your front stage and the subs are just there to fill in the frequency that your fronts can't play (Which is by the way how alot of really serious SQ people will tell you they feel about subs.)
Sounds like a good setup to me if you want overall clarity and your substage is so insane you just want more loudness. Plenty of people with VERY loud SQL setups on here have one set of front components, one or two subs, and nothing else in the car and can get VERY loud and VERY clear.
For loud AND clear AND good imaging and staging I would take the money for two sets of whatever you were planning to buy, spend twice as much on one active 3 way set with a really high power handling capacity, feed it properly, then run a really relaxed gain setting and see how that works.
Last edited by eharri3; 04-09-2009 at 07:04 PM.
Re: whats some good components?
Originally Posted by deathpenalty18
Not an sq set up just want good sq speakers and tweets not interested in mids! And my sub is a fcking ia dp 18 with a memphis 4kw
Originally Posted by x1le
mids ARE speakers.
A component set = pair of midwoofer's and a pair of tweeter's
and nobody cares what your sub is.