Conclusion: I have used these in 7 installs including a few boats and they sound great and have good bass and voice. They are very loud and clear and sound better than the other higher end speakers you see nowadays. I have had them on a stock oem deck, aftermarket deck and have also amped them up and no complaints or dislikes. Cons: none!
Summary: Installed these in the doors along with the 3way 6x9 version of these speakers on the rear deck of my 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS. They are both being driven by a 50W JVC Single DIN deck I bought in 2009. Performance is excellent! Decent bass when using the EQ to its full potential, had to be patient and set it up right though. I also have the OEM Subaru subwoofer mounted under the passenger seat.