First post, have been a polk fan for awhile now. But let me get right to it. I think I may be very picky as far as mids and highs are concerned and am having trouble with my new rig. My last system (mid 90's) included 2 sets polk Mobile Monitors with the 3000 tweeters - loved those speakers.
Now over the last few years in my new rig, I've tried Alpine type R components (1 month), MB-Quart QSD216 (6 months), and currently have the momo MMC6500 (16 -18 months). To be brutally honest the Alpines were horrible all around, the MB-Quart tweets made my ears bleed, while the momos are better than both the Alpines and MBQ's, but to be brutally honest, still sound like dogsh*t to me. I am running active, which helped, but the momo mid drivers just sound like mud no matter how I dial them in (with amps and EQ on deck). Not sure why I'm having so much trouble, I expected the newer components to sound better than my old polk mobile monitors, but that hasn't been the case so far...
New rig is a 2004 4runner, and I'm trying to run in the door locations (as there isn't much room for custom kicks). - Maybe location is my worst enemy, but I just can't imagine that I can't get something into the stock locations to sound right. I have nice amps with plenty of power to run active, so power isn't limiting.
Nobody in my area has Polk any longer, so I ordered the Momo's online without listening becuase I liked the old mobile monitors and was hoping they would sound close to the old Polks I had (this was before the SR's came out). I need to find something that is going to sound good to me - and the reviews of the SR's sound great, but I'm becoming gun shy now. I don't mind spending any amount as long as it sounds right to me. I'm going to try and find some SR's to listen to while on vacation next month, but I know speakers sound different in a board than in a car environment...
Guess my question is, are the SR's that much better than the Momo's? I've been considering Scan-Speak and Rainbow, but of course, those recommendations are from just reading from different web sites. Maybe a 3-way component system?
Can anyone give advice that have had both the Momo's and now the SR's? What can I expect as far as differences / similarities. Or any other advice on components that are very smooth and accurate under $1,000.
Thanks in advance, any advice will be greatly appreciated. Sorry so long winded...
Thanks and best regards,