I doubt many people here have heard any of these speakers...but I've posted this on every other car audio forum i know of so I'm going to try here as well.
First off let me give the background, which most of you already know...but here it goes
the truck will be a 2002 GMC full size extended cab...not quad cab
the subs will be 2 brahma12s in a .5ish ft^3 box...around 1200 watts of USAmps power going to each one
heres my predicament
i need a front stage thatll be able to keep up
my first choice of speakers is DLS Iridium 8.3s
heres a link
i cant give the exact link, but go to speakers on the left bar, then click ultimate 3-way systems on the top of the page that comes up
scroll down and youll have the 8.3s
im really kind of clueless about all this
ive been spending all weekend searching several different forums, posting questions, emailing difft. ppl, talking to people on aim...etc
scott buwalda said he prefers the 6.3s midbass over the 8.3s midbass...why? i dont know...i emailed him back but he has yet to reply...it was only a few days ago though
ive been going through a lot of stuff...looking up different sets up speakers...etc--id rather stay away from a DIY set-up...i dont have the patience to get them set up right
ive heard from several people that dls is better than similar dynaudio 3-ways, better than utopias, and better than the eurosports...ive been kind of looking at the eurosports because they can handle a good amount of power
right now as far as what im leaning towards...is the iridiums...ive heard so many great things about them...a focal dealer with utopias in his truck told me he liked iridiums better...hes a judge for iasca...that surprised the hell out of me--he said that theyre the only speakers that would "Whoop up on my utopias...even if the utopias had a better install"
the more i look at DIY systems, the more i seem to like the DLS...i dont want to go to the hassle of attenuating the speakers and match everything up...the only downfall to the iridiums is the amount of power ill be feeding them...theyre going to cost me either $650+shipping or 715...both fully authorized--i dont want to blow em...lol
theyre also relatively small
the install these will be going in is still completely open...
im looking at something like this
the install will be 100% done by me, nothing will be premade generic q-logic crap and no shop will be doing my work. i was originally thinking about putting the 3" high in the door or in the sail panel, putting the 8" in the door and the tweet in the a-pillar like shown in the link, but someone mentioned putting the 3" in the kicks...i think that will bring my sound stage incredibly low...but well see
so any advice you could give me would be fantastic:)