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    Advice needed on Low Powered system

    First of all, I'm loving this forum...

    I'm planning to install a low powered system in my daily driver and was hoping to tap into the collective wisdom MSS for advice on speaker choice...

    Currently the equipment I plan to use is as follows:
    Headunit: Either a DRZ-9255 or a P99RS (I have both)
    Amplifier: Helix H500 Esprit (I have this from years past)

    The Helix amplifier will provide roughly 50 watts x 4 + 250 watts @ 2ohms....

    I'm totally open to speaker choice... I prefer a natural/realistic sounding driver combination. The stock door locations will be used for midbass mounting and the tweeters/midrange could go into either the kicks or pillars, whichever is needed...

    Thanks !
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    Go for efficiency. if you are going with a subwoofer you can pretty much rule out tiny enclosures. Can't defy those laws of physics.

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    Thanks Chad !
    Any specific suggestions ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad View Post
    Go for efficiency. if you are going with a subwoofer you can pretty much rule out tiny enclosures. Can't defy those laws of physics.
    also go with the biggest sub you can get away with. 15" sub is gonna put out more sound per watt than an 8"

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    IB sub, horns, and pro audio midbass. :thumbsup:

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    I'm considering a pair of ID Ultra HLCD... I haven't used them in roughly 15 years, but wouldn't mind going back to them...

    Just not sure on a midbass to pair with them...

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    So many midbasses to choose from because of the proliferation of compact/mini line arrays in pro audio. 18 sound, ciare, JBL, RCF, you name it, if they make a lot of drivers for other people, they make a midbass that will work for your car.

    Now, caveat. With horns and hotrod midbass drivers you will need more EQ/processing power on hand to tame it down so certain aspects of it do not leave your earlobes smoking while looking out of one eye because the other eyeball shattered.

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    I think processing would be covered using a P99RS...

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    Low(er) xmax woofer for midrange coupled with a subwoofer w/ higher than typical xover point (e.g. 120Hz or higher). Then you can generally find a more efficient midrange speaker, which will also allow you to pair it with a tweeter instead of having to deal with the limitations of a horn.

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    So Conventional 3-way over a 2-way HLCD set-up....

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