I went in hoping to find a pair of 6X9's for less than $50.00. I wasn't concerned about the quality of sound they produced, they just needed to work and fill the holes in the rear deck where the original speakers, which no longer worked, were.
When I got them home, I unpacked them and assesses what I'd need to install them. I was a bit surprised to find there was no literature whatsoever. No warranty card, no spec sheet, no template, nothing. The only things in the box were the spkrs, grills, and mounting hardware. It wasn't a big deal - I've installed literally hundreds of speakers/stereo systems in my life, it's was just strange not to see those things. But for $34.00.... what do you want?....
When I checked the fit against the existing holes in the rear deck of the car, I was surprised at how much bigger the basket is on these spkrs compared to the ones that came out. There was no way these were going to fit without major modifications to the existing holes. When I thought about laying on my back inside the trunk of a 2004 Cavalier, attempting to follow an outline with a jigsaw, and how many decibels sawing sheet metal was going to produce inside that trunk, I quickly made the decision to bottom-mount the spkrs. and be done with it. Holding each spkr up against the rear deck from inside the trunk, I marked the holes with a Sharpie then drilled pilot holes. To mount them I used self-threading sheet metal screws which snugged the spkrs up nice and tight. I then cut off the factory spkr connectors and attached crimp-on blade connectors. After crimping the open end of the connectors just slightly for a tighter fit, I attached the existing spkr wires.
When I turned on the stereo I was amazed at how much sound these spkrs produced and how crisp and clear they were. I wasn't expecting much in the way of bass and lower freq's due in part to the fact that these were economy specials as well as the fact that they were mounted to the rear deck with no enclosure of any kind. HOWEVER... when I heard them for the first time, the trunk was open, the rear seats were folded forward, and the rear deck cover was out of the car. After putting the car back together and closing everything up, the wife came out and requested a demo which I was all too happy to oblige her with. This time when I turned on the stereo I was thoroughly impressed with the depth of the sound the spkrs were now putting out. The head unit is the factory installed AM/FM/CD player with absolutely no frills, enhancements, etc. Not even a "Loudness" button. We're talking base model. It was very clear that these bad boys could handle much more than the installed stereo was throwing at it. I'd be very interested to hear these being driven by a quality head unit accompanied by a sub. Needless to say I was very happy with my purchase.
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