Conclusion: Installed in Q4 Tahoe after some modifications and hooked up with manufacturer stereo. Sound is much better than the stock speakers and would more than likely increase in performance if hooked up to a better unit with more power.
OakHillSmoke from Jupiter, Florida, Sonic Electronix
17 September 2013
Conclusion: Replaced a pair of West Marine Speakers that had served me well for four or five years. The build quality of these Kenwoods is far superior. The spoke style metal cover should keep anything from tearing the cone, which is made of a water proof material. The sound is great for the price of the speakers. Actually sound like a much more expensive set of speakers. Shows you don't have to break the bank for good quality. Sonic Electronix had the best price and quick shipping.
Summary: These little speakers have a great sound, The head unit is about 15 years old so the speakers are probably not receiving the best sound possible but the high are crisp and cleat and the low are impressive. I am going to give a few months and get past winter (If you call living in So Cal winter :-) ) and consider a new unit and a subwoofer combination. Great Product great price and Prompt service.
Pros: Price, Sound and ease of installation
Cons: I should have pulled the proverbial trigger and purchased the whole package.
Summary: I installed 4 of these speakers in separate waterproof boxes on my boat and they sound crisp and clear even when base is turned up. They also have been wet, not dripped on but water fight wet and they have no damage or distortion. I am very impressed with this product.
Summary: I am very impressed with sound quality from these speakers, I replaced a set on the outside of my travel trailer. Now that I have heard how these speakers sound, I will be replacing the 4 speakers on the inside of the trailer even though functionally they work (current speakers are suppose to be a top brand) (but don't sound as good as the Kenwood's)
Pros: Top quality sound, weather proof, looks good
Cons: Even though they were the same size as the ones I replaced (6-1/2") the bolt circle was smaller, so I had to change the way they were mounted......Maybe the ones I took out had a bigger bolt circle than normal, didn't think about that until just now..........But the con was well worth the mounting difference with the great sound coming from my stereo..