I love these speakers, I have a 2005 Honda S2000. And after 6 years of owning it I got tired of the speakers that were in it. I've had alpine speakers before so I knew what to expect. When I was younger I had an Alpine Type R 12" sub in my 300zx and that thing hit so hard. I grew out of that phase but the sound in the s2000 was missing something.
Went pick a pair of these up from a local big box store today and got them installed. And found out that my speakers I had in the car were Kenwood components 5.5" and they had nothing on these as far as clarity and bass.
Just with a head unit these are more sound than I could have imagined for my s2k. Thinking about getting them for my daily driver Acura RSX as well because I love them so much!
2008 Subaru Impreza
Speakers seem fine but wasn't plug and play. In order to put these speakers in you will need to purchase a bracket and drill one hole in the bracket or use the bracket given with the speakers and drill 2 holes into the door and attach with a bolt and nut. Crutchfield suggest a bracket used for another car and after playing with it trying to figure out how to attach it to the speaker, we decided that it may be more secure drilling a few holes in to the door. If you are not comfortable with this, use Crutchfields suggested bracket and note you may need more screws depending on how you want to secure it to the speaker. Also, you will have to cut some of the plastic out of the Subaru tweeter housing to fit the tweeters in. Even so we found the casing doesn't snap back in as easily because the tweeter is a little deeper. It seems stable enough though and doesn't look awkward. I guess we will see how well it stays in place as we drive. The speakers seem to work better than the factory installation, we will have to have our daughter let us know about this ;o).
GOOD FOR THE FIRST FEW DAYS
from North Dakota
WHEN HOOKED UP RIGHT...THEY SCREAM GOODNESS....BUT AFTER AFEW ROUNDS BOTH MY TWEETERS BLEW SO IM GOING TO HAVE TO RETURN FOR SOMETHING ELSE
Perfect match to a Veloster
These speakers are perfectly driven by the factory dimension audio system (whatever wattage it is, I've found conflicting reports) without needing an amp, in a Veloster Turbo. Thats kind of a rare find. I normally expect to have to bypass the factory amp in my cars whenever I swap out the speakers. Its hard to find good information on what speakers fit this role for the car on the internet, but trust me. You will get so much more clarity if you use these when (and not if) the factory speakers blow. They were junk. And only 2 years old! In any case. You also will not need to worry about dynamatting or deadening, as the car is pretty well insulated and my pretty critical ears don't detect any.
The job to install them however, should be left to a professional. In the installers words "If I knew how hard this was going to be beforehand, I would have charged you double". It took 5 hours to install the door speakers and rear speakers. Apparently the veolster is not the easiest thing to take apart. It seems that manufacturers have made what should be simple into a gigantic task that, even if you're good with the tools, has a lot of room for mistakes.