I've been installing my own systems since '88. When I got my 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, I just threw in my headunit from my previous vehicle, same with the amps. I had replaced the front speakers with some cheap pioneers because they were the only 6 x 9's that would fit. I didn't want to go with 6 1/2 components because I was afraid the plastic adapters needed to fit them the would rattle and make them sound terrible even though I have a seprate sub for bass. Well, fast forward to now. My old headunit went on the blink, so I replaced it. Well that wasn't good because I caught the install bug again! Bought new amps, and now these Boston Acoustics SR60's. First, the sale on these were too good to pass up. Second, the 6 x 9 adapter plate that Crutchfield included free, doesn't rattle. Of course I did some modifications to insure this. First, I used rubber adhesive around the plate and screwed it to the door. Then I used 10 x 10 dynamat sheet ( purchased at the same time I ordered the speakers) over the adapter plate. Cut an X pattern over the 6 1/2" speaker opening and folded the excess back in to the inside of door. Presto, no rattles at all. Now, as far as sound quality, EXCELLENT. I'm not going to sound like an amatuer and say "it brought out details in the music I never heard before". I will say I thought I had hearing loss untill I got these and they restored what I had been missing. These Boston's make any kind of music sound great. Detail is amazing!
Pros: Sound Quality, Detail and Seperation, Sale price. Sound Quality is subjective. Everyone tunes their system differently. These are great speakers and great speakers sound great however you tune them- just remember you need a seperate sub for heavy bass. Yes- I'm 42 and still bass out. But I listen literally to all kinds of music, and these components handle everything with amazing clarity!
Cons: The passive crossovers are beyond huge. Be prepared. You need space! All 4, yes 4 (2 for each channel) equal the size of an amp. When not biamped, 2 must be connected together which makes it almost 7" long x over 3" wide x over 1" tall.
Message to crutchfield, I love love love you guys! Delivery was quick, but alowing UPS to just leave the box in front of my house all day while I'm at work wasn't cool. Luckily it was still there when I got home and I was like a kid at christmas opening