Excellent performance from a value line of speakers!
MpdesignsAV from Windham, ME, Sonic Electronix
30 January 2015
Conclusion: I would recommend this component set to anyone interested in clear, defined sound out of a budget friendly set of speakers. These do best powered by an aftermarket head-unit and shine when properly powered by an external amplifier. The fit and finish is of higher quality than expected at this price-point and Kenwood doesn't disappoint. Well packaged and nicely appointed.
Alex K from Brampton, ON, Canada, Sonic Electronix
21 October 2014
Conclusion: I installed these in the front and back of my 2011 RAV4 connected to a HiFonics BRX320.4 4-channel amplifier. In my opinion these speakers would sound better if they are paired with a subwoofer, let me explain why: According to some reviewers here sometimes these speakers produce great bass, and others claim the bass is very bad.
Conclusion: the KFC-P709PS 6" component speaker system is a fantastic upgrade to my Civics door speakers. Even though the fitment chart said they wouldn't fit they fit with a little cutting to the door panel. They sound incredible at low volumes producing more information very clearly .So turn them up and enjoy!
Conclusion: Which is surprising considering these are slightly smaller than 6.5" (I don't remember the exact dimensions). Usually smaller speakers have a hard time delivering bass but that didn't stop these little guys from shaking my legs :D The tweeters have a strong, high response and since they are separated from the woofer you can increase both treble and base on your stereo system and you'll hear both; no fighting between them.
Conclusion: These speakers sounded great at the kiosk in BB but they were almost twice as much as here on this site. They sound even better in my car and actually have pretty decent lows, the highs are great too. Good value for what you get!
Conclusion: Wow did not expect the sound these produced for the price they get really loud as well as sound nice doing it sure there is better out there but for the price I would pick these up again only complain I had is the tweeter was big but if you can get past that it should be good.
Summary: I installed these in my 2003 Jeep Liberty at the recommendation of a local audio store to replace my OEM front door speakers and dash tweeters. My installation was a bit tricky because my car had the OEM Infinity system with the built in power amps attached to the front speakers. I decided to bypass those amps so the impedance would better match with my new Pioneer head unit.
Pros: Good instructions, solid construction and great sound quality.
Cons: I had to fabricate brackets to mount the tweeters. This isn't really a negative about the speakers, but something to keep in mind. Even though I was replacing OEM dash tweeters, these new tweeters were smaller and were not a direct bolt on. I could have let these tweeters just sit in the cavity, maybe with some foam padding around them, but I preferred a solid mount. I cut some strips of aluminum flashing, bent it and drilled holes for a secure installation.
Summary: I purchased these speakers based on customer reviews. Overall the quality is certainly better than what I was getting from my stock speakers. The highs are very clear, however I don't get a very rich bass sound from them. That is probably more a result of not having a dedicated subwoofer, so I don't know that it's fair to knock the speaker. For a basic all around good speaker, I think it's a solid choice.
Pros: Good overall sounds. You can split out the tweeter and co-locate in a different spot. The highs are very clean and crisp, especially over the factory speakers.
Cons: Lacks a little thump on the bass. Would like a richer sound on the lows.
Summary: I bought these to replace the factory speakers in my 07 Chevy Cobalt coupe. I am currently running the Kenwood KDC-X497 headunit to go with these speakers and also I bought the KFC-6995PS to go in the rear deck of the car. And soon will buy an amp to run all this. But right now, it sounds great with bass but with an amp would make a difference. Had no problem on install, and it was easy in the Cobalt. Will buy these speakers for my doors again.
Pros: Sound great in the car, crisp sound and installation was easy
Cons: tweeter had some problems but did find a place to put them.