Reviewed by: Christopher H. Robertson -

Clarion 4", coaxial, 2-way speaker, peak power 45w, and frequency response: 55Hz-20kHz

I purchased two pairs for $49+ tax/pair from an audio shop, which installed them in the headrests, replacing the factory OEM speakers. The speakers (obviously) are round, so they do not fit perfectly into the rectangular spaces left from the OEM speakers. The installer cut some of the foam padding to form a circular bowl for the new ones. The speakers sit fine in the headrests and I haven't had any problems in the 2 months since. The Clarions blow the OEMs out of the water!!! Sound clarity and volume will overpower the door speakers unless you adjust the headrest volume control on the OEM radio or fader control on an aftermarket deck (I have an ALPINE 7886S In-Dash CD Changer/Receiver set to FADER+4). Music surrounds the interior of my Miata now, instead of sounding like it's coming from the headrest! With top-down driving, the speakers are champs.

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