Know what to expect from a 4' coaxial
First I'll mention that I did not purchase these from Cruthfield only because a friend of mine owns a shop and sold me his display models for a price I could'nt turn down. But I do like helping people here make informed decisions so here we are. These were purchased to replace my factory dash speakers while keeping a stock appearance and handle more power. If you read the specs you already know they do not handle lower frequencies. They are mid-highs. Effeciency is also @84.5 db so you will need power regaudless of the power rating. Mine are running 100 watts from a Boston Acoustcs GT-42(100x4), crossed over @400hz highpass. The other two channels are pushing JL ZR800-CW 8" in the doors covering 400hz-70hz midbass. The front stage is solid. Mids and highs come across strong and bright. They did well down to 100hz but that was the limit at the power given to them. They handle everything I throw at them without distortion and can go as loud as I want them to. Other negitave reviews I've read say to me a few things; Improper xover points, underpowered(which will blow a voicecoil), or a blown voicecoil altogether. Know what your buying and how to use it, you'll do just fine. I also planned on using the factory grills, but the JL grills dropped into the factory indention perfectly(luck), so I color matched them to the dash. Wish I could post a picture.
Pros: Can handle more power than expected with proper xover points. Factory finish looks with a little work. Sound as good as higher priced models if you know what you're doing.
Cons: Needed to trim the dash out a little, but that was assumed already as the factory speakers were 3.5".