OK, new ride, contemplating a stereo swap.
Only problem is, the stock stereo is 5.1 surround sound with "THX Certification". Yeah, whoop-tee-doo. Well, that's all snazzy and stuff but the biggest issue is that it's integrated in to everything else. So, a swap with an aftermarket unit seriously hobbles functionality to the point where it needs serious consideration.
So my options are basically external processors. All of which are snazzy but the only one that will handle 5.1 sound is the RF 3Sixty.2 unit. So that's the one imma gonna get when I do this.
However, since it's an MKX, space is tight. I'm going to use the stock locations because everything seems to be set up for the surround sound processing. The stock imaging is good and the head unit has all of these DSP effects. The speakers though...yeah, not so hot.
So, my plan was to retain the stock head unit and add the RF 3Sixty.2. I'll add amplification, probably an Alpine PDX 5 channel because they are small but powerful and clean. I'd get the big pig Polk PA 5 channel but I'm finding it difficult to find a place to hide such a large amp. I'll replace the stock speakers with the Polk SR5250's and use the 6x8" plates to fill the holes and mount the tweeters where the stock locations are. That will preserve the surround sound effect and processing capabilities but upgrade the speakers while retaining the stock look and hiding the high dollar gear.
Problem is, the sub, in the back, is small and the space is equally as small. JL Audio has a Stealthbox with a W10.3v3 in it. I don't want the JL sub 'cause, well, it's a V3. But the SR sub is way too deep for the spot. The MM is perfectly suited. I would rather not go through the effort of glassing a box to fit the pocket if JL has already gone through the hassle. So I'll drop the coin on the JL Stealthbox, maybe get one off of eBay, yank the poop JL sub and shove a Polk sub in since all I want is the hassle-free enclosure.
So, with all the thoughts above, my question is, how far off in voicing is the MM sub from the SR components? Sub usually aren't a big deal but I don't want a farty mess either.