Conclusion: I purchased these for some DJ speakers for the mid bass. These sound great and heave very clear sound. I have then wire in series for a 8 ohm load and am pushing 350 watts RMS and these handle it like a champ. The studio amps I am using have a cut off of 100 hz on BI-Amp mode which helps these handle more power than the rating. These are a great deal for the money and do everything I expect of them.
Conclusion: 6 months and counting. I love the fact that my db840's are marine certified because I have them in my Goldwing motorcycle and they have performed flawlessly. Can't wait to push these babies with the marine amp that I purchase.d from Sonic. The clear vocals and crisp sounds from these speakers should fair well with the 9 in sub that I also purchased from Sonics.