Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Rowlett, TX
Vehicle: 2002 C2DSLK32K
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They are actually 6.5's not 6's.
With my background I used to be a musician (Trumpet Player) and am very picky about how my music sounds. I absolutely HATE bass that rattles the car like 12's and 15's do for the most part. But at the same time I like very tight bass....like a quick punch without the rattling after the punch. If your looking to wake up the neighbors then these aren't for you but if your looking for clean, tight pounding bass then you will be happy with these. I was very surprised at how hard they hit being a little 6.5's but in our small cabin and the fact that they are in an enclosure which allowed me to move them up front for better sound staging.
The stock speakers behind the seats are only 6's with no enclosure which is why when you open the top you lose your bass. Now when I open the top I don't lose the bass and they still hit pretty damn hard.
I was looking at reviews because I'm too lazy to address everything you asked for like "How low do they go".
This review is right on as far as how I feel about them.
I Designed and built a system to hold three 6W0-8 subs (showing a 2.6 ohm load) and powered with an Alpine MRD-M300 amp. Results in a rag-top vehicle with settings at a nominal average were about 118 dB at the dash with a push up to 124 dB possible.
Box was 5/8" MDF, single chamber, sealed, .55 ft^3 total, stuffed with poly-fill.
Results were very fast and clean responses with volumes being decent. At max levels it performed similar to what someone would expect a low to mid range single 10" under similar power.
Response was smooth high up through the curve with a quick dropoff starting around the 45Hz range. Unexpectedly they did continue audible performance well below 30Hz range.