I posted this in general audio, and haven't received any response.
I am a new member to this forum, and need some guidance. I am a long time home audio buff, but haven't dabbled in car audio since I was a kid. I am trying to do a low budget setup on my '04 BMW 330 I sedan. I have a set of old MB Quart QM speakers 6 1/2 mid bass, and tweeters. I installed the mids in the lower front corner of the door. I know that common wisdom is that kicks are better, but I wasn't willing to give up the space for a proper dead pedal. I track the car occasionally. I can put the tweeters on the A pillar, if that's best. I have read that all cars are different, and understand that. I also realize that an automobile is far from the best environment for audio. My goal is as much as possible to gain a front stage. When I listen to Diana Krall she needs to be on the dash if possible. I would prefer to keep the tweeters low, and close to the dash, or at the top not in the middle where they are distracting. I can aim them wherever need be. My other questions are, about amps. I have an ADS PQ8, and a Kenwood 742. I also want to install a couple of Tang Band 6 1/2 subs firing through the center arm rest, sealed box. I listen to a set of Magnepan 3.3r's in my home rig, so I am not looking for cannon fire type bass. Do I have enough power? I am thinking about a Pioneer DEH80 to handle all the setup/crossover/eq. I also own a set of MB Quart discus 213 components to throw into the mix if they can help with my goals.
Thanks for any input!