Great All Around Speakers !!! Excellent clarity and volume !
For 6 months I have had a pair of these in the rear deck of my 2006 Camry daily driver. They are paired to a Pioneer DEH80 head with a Pioneer 5 channel amp with 75w into 4 ohms. I did the baseline amp settings on the phone with pioneer tech line to start out with relatively correct settings for my system. I had been running them with AMP HPF on with amp settings as I have a 12" sub with 350w for low end. They are broken in and last week I switched off the HPF so these speakers get full amp signal, WOW is all I can say. I have had to scale back the sub output to just produce the lowest frequencies because these JBs, Ls are handling most of the work now. JBL GTO stadiums produce Amazing sound, after breaking in am getting used to the detail I am hearing with the 3db treble switch set to on (right on the speakers). So if you are running an amp with filter settings maybe start out with all filters OFF, just see what these will do out of the box! For the price these speakers really are getting it done. I in the past have used Focal, Polk, JBL, MB quaty, JL, ect..........These hold up just as well as anything I have ran. I can only discern a slight improvement on my front 6 x 9s which are AUDIOFROGS, I would have done front and rear Audiofrog but I am on a budget.
Pros: everything, high build quality and sound. premium connectors work way better than the push on type most still use, better connection and made install easy.
Cons: no cons, I have not yet had 1 single issue. no fault of the speaker but the treble boost switch would be nice on the bottom instead of top, as I have retained OE Toyota Speaker Grilles. They are installed on top of my rear deck dropped down with top mount, with the rear deck trim panel on the treble switch is totally covered. I believe the pioneer speaker covers address this issue but I like the OE look better.