Originally Posted by claythrow
Go active and screw components, pair your own set of speakers sometimes cheaper and choosing from the best speakers in the world.
Components are a waste of money and you're stuck with the crossover slopes they provide. Passives are also pricey and rob your system of power.
If you're on a budget CDT closeouts
are a good route to go. $250 could get you into a set of ES06/020s for under $200. They aren't as high SQ as a set of Audible Physics or Scanspeaks but they are a tier above most store-bought brands.
I used a pair of ES020 widebands in my 3-way active front stage. With a little work they integrate nicely into the door card cupholders.
My recommendation is to ditch rear fill completely (except sub). Spend the money up front where you'll hear it and keep your stage in front of you.