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Looking more like a Yugo at this point.

I can somewhat see the fascination...
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Well, we shall see. I hate to lose the old girl, kind of grown attached to her over the past year.

Got an audio meet this Saturday, once we get some opinions on placement and tuning from people that know more about audio (no offense to anyone here), then further progress will continue.
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Our meet went pretty well, received these comments regarding our current setup:

"I really liked hearing your truck at the meet yesterday. The Morel gear sounds very nice. Speakers were nice and detailed, and the sub was clean and punchy. Very nice sound with out a lot of processing. Nice job. Pretty mean lookin truck too."

"Hey Daniel! Enjoyed listening to the new set up. You got everything coming together nicely. Great job brudder!"

"Daniel your system sounded great! It solidified my love for Morel drivers. That Rockford HU brings out so much detail that I never even knew existed. You have stuck with the KISS method and I really appreciate it.
I'm looking forward to seeing the implementation of the finished install plans you described to me. It's going to look as good as it sounds."

"I can tell that you have worked hard to get to the point youre at. I was very pleased with all the morel drivers, especially the tweeters."

"The wait was well worth it - everyone had a great time hearing the new set up - reinforced my enjoyment of Morel drivers!"


So this tells me we are close... but still have room for improvement. Now on to some different placement (especially for the subwoofer) and determining the final amplifier location.
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Sounds like (no pun intended brudder) that things are coming together!
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From what I've seen, you've owned

Daytons
Rainbows
Morels
Diamonds

and probably many more

How would you rank the components that you've owned? From best to worst.

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Let's see... best to worst... Components only:

I would have to declare a tie between the Rainbow Germaniums, and the Morels. I REALLY enjoy both of them. Tweeters are best I've ever heard. But the Rainbows had more midbass, Morels have more midrange detail. Depends on your preference and install.

JL Audio C5's would be next. They offered amazing midbass and highs, didn't have the midrange I like, but did an excellent job covering the entire frequency range with VERY minimal distortion, ever. An extremely enjoyable set of components.

Next would have to be the Dayton setup running active. That was a phenomenal system, but far beyond my tuning ability (with the processing equipment I had at the time).

Diamond Hex old schools were ok, they weren't in the best shape when I got them, but had superb midrange detail. The tweeters were aluminum dome though, which is by no means my favorite. I almost always prefer a silk dome tweeter. Good news is, they do have silk dome tweeters available

Boston Acoustics old school Pros would be next, they had a very flat response. Nothing stood out with these, just a smooth response with distortion only at higher volumes.
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With your descriptive detail, I could sure use your ears when fine tuning a concert PA.
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Shoot, I bet I couldn't even come close to the tuning know how that you have Mr. Brad.

If anything, I should be asking you for some tips!
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IDK....I'm pretty darn good at the electronics, but often have to rely on what other people 'hear' in order to get it right ..... within the natural life time of a human.

I know good sound when I hear it, but sometimes I don't hear what's wrong, and takes what seems forever to finally nail it. A really good set of discriminating ears is a huge asset, and of limited availability here.
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Hey I'd be willing to move, talking the wife into it though... that's a different story.
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