These speakers are great sounding speakers, but you don't want to use them without an amp because you will hardly get any bass. But the treble is crisp. About the highs being bright as said by some people, that's what your treble knob is for on your stereo. Turn it down. But it's better to have too much than too little. You can always turn it down but you can't turn it up if the speaker won't do it. I'm an old school type guy who goes for high fidelity speakers rather than songs with nothing notable about them but the noisy mumbling of subwoofers, so these should be great!
Pros: Great power handling up to 110 watts, great frequency response from 32hz to 96,000khz (compared to normal range of 20 to 24khz that even far more expensive speakers don't offer). These can't be beat in the bang for the buck department.
Cons: You just gotta use an amp if you want these to perform well at all. That's what they are designed for, so you gotta get an amp with these. Otherwise, you won't get good bass response. So get lower priced, lower wattage and higher sensitivity speakers up to 50 or so watts because without an amp, you are leaving performance that you paid for on the table with these speakers.
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I am using these in the rear doors as rear fill. I like that I can aim the tweeters. The tweeters are a bit bright, but I just fade the rear out a little. It looks like you could remove the tweeter and put in somewhere else if you wanted to make a mount for it. Over all a smooth sounding speaker, just really bright on the tweeter.
Pros: Easy install, tweeter can be aimed.
Cons: Tweeter mount seems a bit flimsy.
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Installed 2014 nissan versa note with Pioneer head unit and small amp. Mid and bass sound are really great, I can listen loud rock songs with no stress and noise. (Especially drum sounds are amazing cool). But High pitch sound is not that good, (sometimes too much depends on songs) maybe because of my setting, but I could handle with head unit EQ. Overall, amazing sound as 2 way speakers for this price.
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2018 Hyundai Kona AWD Limited, factory head unit and Alpine KTP-445U brick amp. By the specs I thought these would give me more bass then my Audio Frog 2-ways. But they could not match the sound quality of the Audio Frogs, not even close. Way too much treble that could not be quenched by adjusting the head unit. Mids and bass were weak compared to Audio Frogs. Maybe a high buck amp and head unit would help???
Pros: None for me
Cons: Could not match the sound of my recently ordered Audio Frogs, too much treble
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I've always been a fan of pioneer and thes z series speakers are top notch. I'm powering them with a pioneer 400watt amp and they are wicked loud. If I was not such a bass head I could probably live with the lows the produce.
Pros: Movable attaches tweeter is awesome for getting highs just where u want them.
Cons: I had to hide these great looking speakers behind my door panels.
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