So I currently have the following.
2 Alpine type X 12 subs.
Prefab Metra vented box at 38hz, going to get a custom enclosure made soon hopefully tuned to 32hz. Want lower but unfortunately it’s my only vehicle and military so need some room in the trunk for storage.
kenwood KAC-3104 75x4 at 2ohms 50x4 at 4ohms
JL 6.5 C1-650 6.5 4ohms 50w rms door pretty much deadened fully, have to replace the plastic panel due to a really bad scratch before I can finish the doors.
JL C1 650 tweeter
Kicker 47KSC3504 3.5 Mids. Cut the tweeter line.
Expert 6ch Bluetooth DSP
Playing around with the dsp I have found an ideal setup with my subwoofer remote turned down. This is subs crossed over at 75hz 24db, 6.5s 65hz-250hz 24db. 3.5s 180hz and up with the tweeters on a passive crossover. I do want to got to a full active setup in the future now that I’m back on active duty and actually have funds. So with this it sounds pretty good. Be great for road-tripping when I have the backseat up and the trunk filled with gear or whatever. Issue is when I am daily driving and I want the bass up. All of the mid bass from the front feels over powered by the subwoofer. I have messed with all sorts of crossover points but it still feels like the 70hz to 200hz area gets drowned out and I can localize them bass to the rear or the bass is in front but it’s not as impactful
So what options do I have. Ideally I’d like the to have a preset for good front stage with pretty decent bass available for my road-trips when using my subs isn’t ideal but also have the capability on another preset to go ham but it sound cleaner.
1. I can do about $500 right now. Invest in a better amp for the mids and highs tune lower for now then get a full 3 way of higher quality later?
2. wait a few months for my budget to go up go with a full 3-way Component and better amp/dsp?
3. Wait longer and do a custom fab with 8” for midbass and swap the 3.5 and tweets?
Been racking my brain for weeks on this. Finally what speaker/amps would you suggest either short term and/or long term? I’m not looking to compete but I do like clean sounding Music that is fairly loud. Where I am right now is about the loudest I want just want a little more quality.
sorry for long post. Love this forum. Helped a lot with setting gains, crossovers and the like but this is just beyond my pay grade. Lol