I'm just wondering if there's a sound difference between the two. This concerns a Miata, so, because the car is so small and is a convertible, it may not make any difference. Or, maybe it does.
The OEM Bose system uses an 8" mid-woofer in the bottom of each door, a 3" mid-tweeter in the top of each door, and two 3" mid-tweeters in the back center panel. The Bose amp feeds each door speaker separately (i.e., no single feed into a crossover).
When people rip out all the Bose stuff, they go to a traditional two speaker component set-up in the doors and two replacement speakers in the rear, for fill.
I'm wondering if there will be a sound difference between the traditional set-up or going with 8" mid-woofers in the doors (most likely fed off a woofer output) and 3.5" speakers in the doors (as the front channel) and rear panel (as the rear channel). Also, I wonder if either might be a better approach in a top-down convertible (and might be "louder" than the other)?
Thanks. (Yes, I know, I probably have too much time on my hands, but I'm wondering if the Bose people know something we should be paying attention to).