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July 2, 2011 Decent speaker set
Review by
Doug from Statesville, NC
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I bought these speakers to put in the rear of my Honda Del Sol. The woofers fir in the OEM brackets though I had to drill a matching hole pattern. No biggie there. Figuring out where to put the tweeters were another issue. I am always hesitant to put holes where there were none before. To that end, I ended up buying a used set of panels that hold the OEM trim and drilled holes in them for the flush mount option. This put them pointed at about the shoulder.

Actually installing the tweeters was a bit challenging. Popping the tweeters into the flush mount housing required an extraordinary amount of force and I slightly dented the grill on both units. Once they are in, good luck on trying to utilize the swivel feature to aim them, They aren't moving.

I am running a Kenwood KDC-HD545U CD Receiver which provides a fair amount of options for sound levels. Sitting still, I can make the system sound real nice. With the top off and windows down, I start losing the bass and if I crank too hard to get it back, the highs start getting tinny. A small sub might help the issue but if you are familiar with this car, there just isn't a lot of room to work with.

For a typical installation, I figure they would be real nice, providing a lot of sound without a lot of power. The Kenwood unit is rated at 22 watts nom and will seems to do ok as long as you don't crank it up incredibly high. At lower volumes, you can tweak the controls to provide a good range of sound without losing clarity.

I would consider these for a regular hard top car but would steer somewhere else if I had to upgrade a convertible or targa again.
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