Made to fit
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
I've had good enough luck with JL Audio products over the years. Facing a very limited space in a 1971 Alfa Romeo Montreal, I decided to try some Versapods and 4" speakers. There were very few 4" speakers offered with an included grille, as most are intended to replace OE units in their existing location. It required a tiny amount of grinding to open up the Versapod to accept the JL's, but only a moment's work. The speakers, as one would expect, offered no further challenge to mount. The efficiency of these speakers is quite a bit lower than the existing weird speakers provided in the Montreal, which are very long and skinny - available only from one source in Germany as a replacement for an old Mercedes. As I had also installed a Kenwood Sub in a similarly small space, I wasn't expecting the JL's to provide much bass, nor do they. They are strictly a mid and up speaker in this application, although it may be that a more acoustically helpful surround than the Versapod could bring out a wider range from these small speakers. So far, I have found that a slight forward bias on the fader gives me a good balance, with the full sonic range present. The JL's by themselves would NOT provide a full range, but their tight, upper range definition gives good clarity to the overall sound.
Pros: Small size. Included grille
Cons: Limited range - but that's to be expected from a 4" speaker.