Summary: These are ok speakers, but was a little disappointed considering their cost. My Kappas are much better. After spending time tuning them they are much better, but seem to need a lot if power to drive them.
Pros: Great quality as far as build goes
Cons: Need lots of power to get the bass out of them
Summary: I purchased with a nav system. The nav system has so many inputs outputs I am not sure what all they do. I can say that the base is lacking. I have nothing to compare these speakers to. So I can not tell you if it is the speakers of the vav system.
Summary: I installed these speakers in my 2002 ford Lightning along with the Focal powered subwoofer, the speakers sound great and had I known how great they sounded I probably could have gotten away without the subwoofer because the speakers and new head unit added plenty of bass in my single cab!
Pros: direct replacement for my truck and sound awesome!
Summary: I have two pairs in my truck replacing all factory door speakers installed with the Boom Mat speaker baffles . Initially, I ran them off a Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD head unit with the internal high-pass set at 120Hz. I wasn't expecting to get great mid-bass from them (even with the high-pass filter disabled) since my next phase involved a subwoofer. I hadn't owned a set of Focal speakers prior to this purchase, but I saw many competition vehicles utilizing their equipment.
Pros: Great clarity, reasonable price for the quality you get
Summary: Guided to these speakers by the Crutchfield rep (I intended to purchase another set of Infinity Reference). Excellent sale brought them into my price range, and I was very aware of this company's reputation in home audio. Packaging was a little basic, but the speakers seemed well-made. Paired with a new Kenwood receiver, they completely underwhelmed at first. They were certainly not bad, but I immediately regretted not sticking with the original Infinity plan.
Pros: Very balanced, silky midrange, opening up more every day
Cons: Pronounced break-in period; perhaps the materials do not immediately impress more than other good speakers
Summary: Installed as rear fill in a 2012 Mazda 5. I tested them in 3 different configurations... 1) As a direct replacement. Using only the thin isolation ring that was included. Results: Bad. Lots of distortion and no bass. I attribute this to be Mazda's fault. The mounting location and conditions are far from ideal. Only a thin piece of sheet metal with nothing to isolate the back-wave. 2) + baffle (BoomMat). Results: Little better.
Pros: better than stock
Cons: No bottom end Needs tweeter level adjustment