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Hey guys I need your help on better tuning my front stage. Below is the equipment that I'm currently running.
HU : Pioneer 4300DVD
Mmats pro 651 WoofersEtc.com - PRO 651 - Mmats 6.5" 3-way Component Speakers
Mmats pro 641 WoofersEtc.com - PRO 541 - Mmats 5.25" Component Speakers

Amp : Mmats 4160
Layout : Tweeter/4" mid on the A-pillars
2 6.5 in the doors
Tweeter/5.25 on the kick panel

I like how it sound but I don't have a way of adjusting the sound. The HU only has like a 5 band eq which is not the best. I was thinking of buying JBL-MS8 ( not sure if it would work for me, still doing research ). Or should I look at AudioControl for an eq? With the current equipment how would you guys run it? What should I add or remove to improve the sound?
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The MS-8 will help with tonality but it won't cope well with your mids and tweeters on the A-pillars. The reflections off the windows and dash will be measured as if they're several different speaker locations. It would be a lot easier to tune with any kind of microphone based measurements if you cut it back to as few speakers as you need. Have you listened to it with just the 3-way set?
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what ^^^^ said. What is it you want that you don't have now...is it a more solid soundstage, better tonality (is it too muddy? lack of midbass? highs are too crisp?), or just loudness? With that many speakers tuning with an EQ is going to be almost pointless. You would need to concentrate on crossover and gain structure first. About the only way to EQ with that many drivers is to have multiple PEQ filters per channel and have a program write some biquad filters.
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That is a lot of speaker to try and get to work together. If your looking for staging and clarity I'd try getting rid of some of it and going more on axis.
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