Excellent set of components.
2001 Chevrolet S10
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I do a LOT of research before buying anything. So I reviewed component sets for several weeks before buying these. All of my research led me to try these as they ALWAYS came up in discussions on best component sets for the money (many users stated them to be better than other sets costing much more). I had updated my system recently with the Kenwood KDC-997 (excellent head unit, highly recommended, also purchased here), My system sounded great with the Kenwood all dialed in, but I wanted components that would play a little lower and take more wattage. This set sounded fantastic. I noticed immediately the improvement, a sharp clarity in the music. Mid range is great, with all instruments coming through loud and clear, vocals are spot on. As for the tweeters, well, they are without a doubt, some of the BEST sounding tweets I have ever had the pleasure of listening to, and I have heard many sets. These are titanium domes, but they have absolutely none of the harshness normally associated with metal dome tweets. The highs are astonishingly smooth and crystal clear. Cymbals, high-hats,cowbells,( yes cowbells, I do like to try out new speakers using an eclectic mix of music), all ring true. Crossovers are very nice, using quality parts, and the crossover enclosures are very sturdy, so you can safely tuck them away almost anywhere without fear of accidental damage. The included grills are very sturdy, look great, set also comes with lots of wire, screws, and mounting hardware.
Pros: Excellent sounding set, very, very good value for the money. In fact, I would gladly pay the asking price for the sweet sounding tweeters alone. Grills on both the tweeters and mids are very sturdy, and look great. Sounds great at lower wattage, but really comes alive with more juice. This set sounded great with only 40 watts, but do sound much better with the recommended RMS of 80 watts.
Cons: Not really a con but I did have to replace my front stage amp with a larger one to really make them shine. I was planning this anyway , as I like to run slightly larger amps than needed, so I can keep my gains set lower. Doing this lessons the chance of unwanted distortion, and will lower or eliminate system noise. In my experience, this set really shines with recommended 80 watts RMS.