Boston / Focal Hybrid?
I've had my 5.5 Boston Pros installed in the front doors now for 1-1/2 months and am not very pleased with the midrange / upper bass SQ performance of the 5-1/4" driver, but I like the tweeters. They are installed in the factory location "on axis", high passed at 80Hz, with amp gains at minimum. I rarely play music above 110dB.
I've have read many good recommendations here for the focal lines and have two trusted personal recomendations for them (although I have yet to here them - I intend to next week).
I am thinking of replacing the 5-1/4" driver with a focal and using the Boston Tweet and x-over. I want to keep the speakers in the same location.
Please, in your opinion:
Would this work installation wise, if I have the extra depth for the focals?
Would it give me better SQ in the midrange / upper bass frequency range?
Has anyone ever tried it? Please tell how you think it sounded?
If this is a good match, would you recommend the polyglass or polykevlar line of focals?
Any recommendations for improving the SQ keeping the Bostons?
Thanks in advance for your response.
Go with the polykevlar or utopia compontents and junk the bostons. The Focals will completely blow the bostons away. You definantely don't wanna use boston tweeters over focal tweeters.