Conclusion: I bought this product to work as the front speakers while overhauling my 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse stereo system. They work great and after tuned in, I have had no problems with them. I had to set the tweeters to -3db to keep them from being harsh or shrill, but they reproduce the sound the way the artist intended. At high levels using the full 65W RMS potential, they can distort sound. If you use an amp with them and turn it all the way up, they can get fuzzy.
Conclusion: These speakers really do sound great right out of the box! I have them hooked up to an alpine mrpf300 amp and the mids and highs are spectacular!! I didn't even buy the speakers at the place I installed them and the installers were really impressed! The tweeters are NOT too bright, I have it wired in the -3 db and they are mounted off axis....sound amazing! I had infinity reference 6030cs before these and these sound nicer! Go for them!! Great buy!
Conclusion: Tweeters are not harsh when set @ -3db level. Also, 90% of the sound quality complaints w/tweeters is due to people mounting them in the wrong place. Be smart when installing these things and don't use the supplied horns. I listed to rock, NOT rap, and was not overwhelmed w/8K freq bashing when I turned up the volume. These components are very good quality for the price. Don't let the naysayers scare you away from these.
Conclusion: I got these thinking they were good because of their name and boy was I wrong. I had them for a week now and everyone that sat in my car told me that these sound worse than the ORION HCCA components I had.
Mad Magnetic from San Antonio, TX, Sonic Electronix
2 May 2012
Conclusion: Really amazing speaker set. I'm 6 months into ownership and I'm considering another pair to replace the CDTs I have that are supposed to be my mid bass speakers. I've got a JL 300/4 driving these pioneers in my doors and the aforementioned CDTs, which are mounted behind the B pillar in an FJ. These speakers put the CDTs to shame (same size but not component). The price point on these is absurd considering the quality of sound. Easily the best buy in this class.