I am getting close to finalizing my purchases for my 6.5" components and matching 6x9. I've narrowed down to three choices (this is based on what's being carried by my shop ... please don't recommend outside of these three).
JBL GTO 608c .. they're listed at 2ohm 70w RMS
Polk Audio DXi 6500 .. they're listed at 4ohm 100w RMS
Alpine SPS-610C .. they're listed at 4ohm 80w RMS
So all are pretty similar in their power handling. I've heard the Type-R components and I wasn't jumping out of my shirt to go out and spend the money for them. I'd imagine the Type-S would be similar but not as good. I've also heard these specific Polk's and they sounded pretty nice. The JBL's I haven't heard.
Is there a clear winner among these three entry level component systems ... my gut feeling is that they're all going to have slightly unique voices, but overall perform very similarly.
The JBL's @ 2ohm will get more power for dollar, so I'm sort of leaning towards those just for that reason. Are they terrible? Pretty similar to the Polks? Better/Worse?
They're going to be paired up with whatever 6x9 coaxial is in their respective product lineups to get some rear fill.
My listening tastes are Electronic (The Prodigy, Pendulum, Daft Punk), Hip-Hop/R&B (Justin Timberlake, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z).