Although I would never even consider putting these in my car, that is not an indication these are worthless junk. In fact, they actually make a quite adequate and affordable center channel speaker for home theater. However, one has to get a bit creative if this is their intended purpose. First, pull the drivers and add a bit of poly fill to the cabinets to tighten up these babies. Pack the entire cabinet, but pack it so as the poly fill remains fluffy. You want to make sure the cabinet is still airy. Put the drivers back in place. Lastly, you want to wire these so they are in series. Take the positive lead from the AVR center channel output and connect to either positive terminal on the back of the speaker cabinet. Take a short wire and first hook it to the negative terminal of the side you just finished hooking up to the hot lead. Now hook the other end of that wire to the other side's positive terminal. Lastly, hook the negative of that terminal to the negative of the AVR's center channel output. You have just turned two 4 ohm systems into a single 8 ohm system. You have also increased the power handling capabilities of the speaker unit. And don't even begin to believe the manufacturer's power handling figures. A 100 watts RMS out of a quality amp will vaporize these puppies. But modified and hooked up, exactly as described, these will stand up to serious power. I've done this for several surround sound/home theater installations and I have yet to experience any premature failures. Try it. You will find these "cheapies" will hang right in there with many center channel units that cost 10 times as much or more. Cheap does not automatically translate to junk - not always.
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