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Ease of Use
This was the first big audio project I embarked on, and it was a doozy. I put a new head unit, two of these subs, a pioneer amp, two 6x9s and two 6-1/2s in my 1978 Ford LTD. It was a struggle doing it myself for the first time, but Crutchfield's Amazing support put up with all of my stupid questions and problems. The RCA cable I got was bad from the start and they replaced it for free with one of greater value. That really made them in my mind. But about the subs. They bump real, real hard. Even with only 100W on each, they can shake that big old car like a mother. Compared to friends who have subs, these are a little wompier. What I mean by that is they boom alot more than my buddies JBLs or my other buddies Pioneers. These Kickers are much louder and defined, and cut though better than the others, but they kinda fall off in conciseness. Some fast bass sounds can become muddy and unresponsive, but turning bass down on your equalizer will fix this. Overall, my friends and I are all in agreement that my system sounds the best, largely due to these subs. If you want something loud, powerful, and with a serous kick, I would get these.
Pros: Really well priced for what you get. I'm over $1000 bucks into my car, and anytime someone objects to that, I can honestly say that I sounds like 1 Grand worth of sound. They wiggle the heck out of my rearview mirror. They handle an insane amount of volume without sounding bad. I put in earplugs and earmuffs and really let my sound system crank, my mids and highs distorted around 90% of my pioneer head units max volume, but the subs sang clean the whole time.
Cons: They are a little too powerful for a 70's car. The whole trunk and back deck reverberate and make an awful sound if you give it any power. I fixed this my soundproofing and deadening with foam blocks cut to shape, and spare sheets I had sitting around. Once I fixed the car's design flaws, It sounded great. I really can't say much else bad about these. Maybe they can't handle really fast bass well, but turn bass boost off and that is fixed.