Great speakers and great customer service
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
I installed these speakers in our Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 35 sailboat. Unfortunately Jeanneau's designers were not even remotely audiophiles, as the original speakers were located in the transom walk thru, facing each other, under the helm seat. I replaced the original 6.5" speakers with these 7.7" component speakers and mounted the remote tweeters on the cockpit coaming facing forward. I placed a pair of JL Audio MX650-CCX-SG 6.5" speakers in the forward cockpit coaming. They are driven by the amplified zones 1 and 2 of a Fusion MS-UD750 receiver. The main salon below decks has a JL Audio MHX280/4 50 wpc amp driving pair of Hertz component speakers and an MB Quart 10" subwoofer. I originally planned to use the JL amp to run the JL speakers in the cockpit, but the way Fusion's zones are linked and the way the JL amps channels are linked when in 3-channel mode makes it much easier to separately control cockpit and cabin volumes. This IS a sailboat, so we're not trying to blast the lake while towing a skier. Anyway, the JL speakers in this review sound great. The 7.7" midrange/woofers provide adequate bass and the component tweeters are clear and provide at least some separation for the highs. The 6.5" JL's provide the needed separation from the front and are a good match for the 7.7". I'm temporarily using the MB Quart sub from our ski boat and plan to replace it with a JL MX101B3 when I move the MB Quart back to the ski boat.Belowis where Crutchfield's customer service comes in.
Pros: The speakers I originally purchased were Scratch and Dent stock. The speakers were in fine condition but missing the spring mounting clips for the tweeters, screws and crossover wires. I could easily make up a set of crossover wires and had plenty of ss screws. The clips were a problem. Crutchfield said they would send the parts. The next day they called and said the parts weren't available but would overnight a new pair of speakers and pay for return shipping for the old ones. Good Service!