Solid 3-way pair of speakers at an affordable price
2016 Acura ILX
I bought two pairs of these speakers to replace factory 6 1/2" speakers in the front and rear doors (4 total). The factory speakers had pretty solid low-end response, but when pushing low frequencies, would muddle the mids and highs. As I was not in the market for the most expensive speaker I could buy, and being a prior consumer of Rockford Fosgate equipment, I thought I would give these a shot, and at a $49 price point, I figured I could not go wrong. I also complemented the install with Rockford Fosgate R1TS 1" tweeters (which I adore). Couple of caveats: 1) I am not running an amp, and 2) I am still utilizing the factory deck from the ILX (which has some power). Also in the car is the factory 10" woofer in the rear deck. Upon finalizing installation (which went swimmingly with the included gear) and cranking up the sound, I immediately recognized a clarity that was not present before. Frequencies once muddled were now coming through crystal clear. They are LOUD, but I feel I may have lost a bit of low-end that the factory speaker would hit. Not much loss, and not enough to whine about it profusely, but it is slightly noticeable. The factory woofer still cranks it out, so no major loss. What is paying off in spades is the sheer quality of the sound, with no distortion. Coupled with the 1" tweeters, it's a match made in heaven, and I am glad I upgraded.
Pros: Crystal-clear mids and highs, ample lows when paired with speakers which carry the heavy share of bass, attractive speakers and speaker trim (although I did not use the grills), quality materials, easy installation. No regrets.
Cons: Do not buy if you are looking for rumbling bass. They have some "punch" and are great speakers coupled with a bass-providing pair of larger speakers, but might slightly disappoint if you are looking to shake mirrors.