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 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 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: 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: 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
Conclusion: These are amazing, the sound is so rich and full. Warm, not to mention loud. A lot of bass for 5x7's. Well worth the money. I'd like to thank the salesperson who talked me into these top notch speakers. Nothing better.