When it comes to second-hand cars, the part that is upgraded most frequently is the speaker system.
Many cars come off the assembly line with substandard speakers that will break in a few years or a set of speakers that just aren’t good enough for everyday use.
Because of this, there is a huge range of aftermarket speakers that buyers can choose from.
It can be hard to know where to start looking when you try to buy your first set of replacement car speakers.
Today, we are going to talk you through one of the big brands in the industry – Ds18 speakers review, more specifically, we are going to look at the DS18 PRO-X6BM range.
We will be going through everything you need to know about the speakers, how to install them, and if they are worth the price.
DS18 Speakers Review, PRO-X6BM
This product, the DS18 PRO-X6BM, is a replacement speaker for vehicles. It has been designed so it will have no problem being installed in most trucks and cars.
It has multiple mount sizes – you will need to work out what size you need, do this by measuring the key parts of your sound system, before purchasing this product.
The mount sizes are – 4 inches, 5.25 inches, 6.5 inches, 8 inches, and 10 inches.
Here is a quick set of specifications for this speaker set:
- The frequency range of 118 Hz – 17 kHz
- Optimal mid-range working
- Coaxial speaker
- Moderate mid-bass
- Strong sound quality
- High power-handling of 250 watts RMS
- Impedance variants of 4 and 8 ohms
- Good sensitivity
- Maintains sound quality at the loudest settings
- Heavy ferrite magnet
- Made from good quality materials
No matter what kind of music you are going to want to listen to or how loud you want to play it – you will find that these speakers work for you.
The bass on these speakers works well, they have good sound quality at medium volume, and they maintain that quality when you crank them all the way up.
These features make them perfect for listening to everything from heavy metal, to classical music, and even acoustic worship music.
It would be easy to add extra tweeters to this set of speakers.
The price of these speakers will vary depending on where you are trying to buy them from, but typically they come in at between $50-$70. So, if they only lasted you two years, they’d still be a good value for your money.
Summary: If you want to play loud music and aren’t fussy about your deep bass but are looking for sharpness at higher volumes – these speakers are a great option for you. They are a good price too.
- MIDRANGE THAT HANDLES IT ALL - A mid-range driver that can answer the call to handle the most significant part of the audible sound spectrum. A speaker that sounds great with just instrumentals and, even better with vocals.
- POWER YOU CAN COUNT ON - The PRO-X6.4BM delivers an impressive 500W Max Power with 250W RMS at 4 Ohms, enough to tackle a full range of audio.
- HIGH-QUALITY VOICE COIL - 1.5” high-temperature CCAW voice coil can handle extreme heat and maintain its structural integrity meaning long life out of your speakers.
- TAKE YOUR SYSTEM TO THE NEXT LEVEL - Get the most out of your system by upgrading to a speaker that gives you everything you're missing from your stock stereo. Discover what a true midrange speaker can do for you.
- 6.5" LOUDSPEAKER WITH BULLET - Specifically designed Bullet dust cover to protect the voice coil and provide the optimal sound each and every time.
Pros Of DS18 PRO-X6BM
These speakers have many positives, especially for their price. We are going to start this article by breaking down those positives.
Let’s take a deep dive into the reasons you will love these speakers:
The high sensitivity levels of these speakers mean that they are more power-efficient than the average car speaker – despite being quite a bit louder.
There is nothing worse than having a set of speakers that drain your car battery on auxiliary power. You don’t have to worry about that here.
Made From Good Quality Materials
These speakers can be purchased at a good price, and if you pick them up you will be shocked by how well made they are and the quality of materials used to make them.
Pairs Well With All Frequencies And Volumes
Not all speakers can do this, but these speakers are highly powered and capable of pairing well with most frequencies and volumes – particularly high volumes.
Comes In Multiple Sizes
As we mentioned above, these speakers come in multiple different sizes. Because of this, they are able to fit into a wide range of trucks and cars.
The mount sizes are – 4 inches, 5.25 inches, 6.5 inches, 8 inches, and 10 inches.
When you look at how well these speakers perform, how well they are made, and what they are made of, you may think that you will be paying $150+ for them.
But, you will only be paying around half of that. Compared to other speaker brands they’re a great deal.
Great Mid-Range Performance
Most of the music, podcasts, and radio shows you will want to listen to in your truck will fall into the mid-range.
These speakers perform nearly perfectly in the mid-range.
Great Range Of Volume
When you are driving there is a lot of background noise, so the last thing you want is a quiet set of car speakers.
These speakers are louder than the average, meaning you will be able to hear them at their lowest setting and they get much louder than you would expect them to for the price.
Maintains Sound Quality At High Levels
It’s all well and good having a wide range of volume, but if the speakers can’t handle the loudness then that range is pointless.
The good news is that not only can these speakers handle the loudness but they thrive at those levels.
Cons Of DS18 PRO-X6BM
The DS18 Pro-X6BM isn’t perfect but very few car speakers are, even the most expensive, there is no such thing as the perfect speaker.
Here is a closer look at some of the flaws of this speaker system:
Deep Base is a little lacking
While the mid-base and the middle range of this speaker are top-notch, it really is lacking when it comes to trying to play deep-base, a sub-woofer paired with these speakers would be perfect.
While some Long-term users of this system have reported it breaking down much sooner than they expected it to, this is only a minor complaint that you would expect from any speaker system
Now, let’s take a closer look at the features that this set of speakers offers. The same features are available in all sizes.
Here are the 7 features that you will be most interested in:
The cone inside this speaker is made from pressed paper and has a soft cloth edge surround. The magnet in this speaker is ferrite (also known as ceramic) and is of high quality. The whole thing has a red steel frame.
No BlueTooth At Base
These speakers do not come with BlueTooth when you buy them. If you want to use them with BlueTooth then you will need to attach a BlueTooth receiver.
1.5 Inch Voice Coil
The speaker’s voice coil – which has a good level of expansion capability and temperature handling – is fitted inside the red bullet of the speaker.
These speakers look more expensive than they are – their cone is nearly flat and the dome is heavy. They fit nicely into most cars and they look like they cost you a lot of money. Plus they work well! Win-win.
The speaker has a frequency range of 118 Hz to 17 kHz.
If you are a classical music fan and want to enjoy your music at a high frequency then we recommend investing in a set of extra-tweeters.
However, if you are just looking for low and middle-level frequencies then you are going to have no trouble with these speakers.
The deep bass is lacking but there is very little you can do about that.
These speakers can handle 250 watts RMS and 500 watts max. They will work well with any amplifier you want to use and they maintain their sound quality at high volumes – you will not need to worry about distortion.
Because of their high sensitivity, they are very power efficient. They have a sensitivity of 90 dB.
These speakers offer really good value for money. Their only real flaw is that they don’t last very long.
Therefore, you need to decide whether the value for money of these speakers makes up for their short lifespan. Personally, we think that this is the case.
Car speakers tend to have a shorter lifespan, especially when they are being used for a couple of hours every day.
Even if you do only get two years out of these speakers, they will have been worth the money and you will have been treated to good quality sound.
The DS18 PRO-X6BM is a low-cost car speaker that comes in multiple sizes. Despite being low cost, these speakers are made from really good quality materials, have great sound quality, and have high sensitivity.
One of their major benefits is that due to their high sensitivity, they are very energy efficient. Allowing you to use them while the engine isn’t running, without having to worry about killing your battery.
As you would expect with cheaper speakers, they do not have a very long life span. But for many, they may be more than worth the money.