Review of Subwoofer or Speaker: Massive Audio RK-6 Components
Well the installation was a funny story. I didnt have time the last few weeks to install it and the weather was murky around here (I don't have a garage), so I went to a local 'reputable' car audio shop to have them install it, not because I couldnt but because I didnt feel like dealing with it. So they see these and say "Christ man these are huge." (They're used to the typical jl or memphis speakers..)
Then ask if they would fit, I told them it's only 1/2inch deeper than the Memphis M-Class 5x7's I had in, and they said alright. So they call me back a few hours later saying "Hey man these arent gonna fit." I asked why and their response was "Well when it's touching the metal its also touching the glass, and I havnt even trimmed the metal yet." So I ask them "Can't you just make an MDF spacer?" Then they say "Nah man it's touching the door panel already." I told them if I remember right it had ~2" of space from the hole to the panel when I had it off last time and they said "These speakers are just so big it's touching." So I ask if they could put them in the rear deck instead, and they said it wouldn't fit there either...
So at this point I tell them I'll just come pick it up (and do it myself obviously.) After a few weeks of tests I finally get some good weather and time to go outside and do it. I made a simple 1/2in MDF Spacer to mount it on (Didn't have to cut/trim the metal surrounding it, they were on crack), and of course it fits. Granted the grill on the speaker is definitely touching the door panel now, but I'm sure I could have gotten smaller MDF, but it fits and works so it's awesome.
Here's pics of my install.
These replaced my Memphis M-Class 5x7's coaxials. Running the same power at 50w each (They're rated to take up to 250w RMS each, but cant until I upgrade my amp), they sound much clearer and definitely a lot louder. Hits lower notes on the mid-bass, much more noticeable mid-bass, tweeters are 'almost' too loud but sound great. Before I had my deck's HPF at ~120hz, now my deck's HPF is at 63hz with my amp's HPF around 65-70hz
With my old pairs of M-Class's, my sub would overpower my speakers, now I can hear music quite clearly when I'm at full tilt.
I plan on upgrading my amp and getting a 2nd pair for the rear. At that point I'm thinking about fiberglassing my doors to hold 2 6.5"s each, but that will wait to see how loud it is with 2 pairs of these beasts running at the appropriate power.
Overall, to sum it up, these were definitely worth the $225 a pair, and they truly are "Massive." Will definitely be buying at least one more pair, and possible another pair after that after I get my next subwoofer project done.