Been slow at the shop lately (itís a slow time in car audio back to school)
Havenít done a big system in a few weeks now so decided to order up
2sets of mb-6 6.5Ē Stevens midbass in 4ohm (they also come in 2ohm)
My set of 6ND430s and I absolutely loved those midbass, After installing sets of the Stevens in customer cars I liked how they played compared to the 6ND430.
Got them installed today and have to say one set up front and one set in back doors crossed at 80 with 1400w going to all four (2-alpine XA70F bridged) these small (big small there not tiny) 6.5Ē midbass put out a ton of sound and play like a boss to 70hz.
Hereís the part that made me make this post. Even with 350w per driver it keeps its composure. I can crank them up as loud as I want with no eq cuts at 70 or 80 and it dosent bottom or pop. The suspension seems to handle IB door install extremely well. Iím not speaker builder expert I know nothing on speaker design, I can tell this one has what one would want if high output midbass performance was needed on a 6.5Ē
To be completely honest two pairs of 6.5s in all the doors out performances a pair of 8s and keeps up with a pair of b&c 10s sealed in .6 ea. No joke it keeps up no problem. And being IB sounds better as thereís no resonance.
And another thing about this MB6 is the cone seems a little thick but still light weight, itís thick paper pulp (correct me if thatís not right) seems to tame and damp any cone resonances that would normally be heard from a typical pro audio of the same size. I would guess about 90-91db or so 1w/1m
These play flat down to 51hz IB close mic than a very low order rolloff all the way to 26hz! My goodness these have excellent roll off for a car midbass.
That means when you cross them at 80 youíll actually hear the blending with the sub. Instead of dropping off like the edge of a cliff at 125hz these play down into the bass smoothly.
In car response it was super strong to 400 than wanted to drop off just a tiny bit and played easy to 4K it wants a house curve, you wonít have to fight for the tilt in the bottom end with these and have good top end as well.
The only thing that I could find wrong was itís big and thatís not really anything wrong. Itís a big deep 6.5 and almost a 7Ē like the beyma 6g40nd and 6ND430
So you get every inch you pay for in surface area.
They probably wonít fit in a early pre 2006 Subaru front doors but should fit in everything else that I can think of with making a plate adapter.
If your car requires slim speakers forget it, but it should go in most doors with a plate.
For the price coming in around 200$ a set itís a bargain for the performance you get from these. And you can get them in 2ohm.
Hope this helps someone, these are great sounding midbass!