Please don't judge the brand...http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...umber=292-2540http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...umber=292-2532
These will actually make you happy and mad at the same time. Happy that they sound so good for the money you spent and mad that you have before spent so much money. That made sense right?
A relabled speaker sold as a pro audio driver by several companies. The fact you are running active with steep crossover slopes is a good thing as well. Very efficient as well.
An aquaintance ran the 10" version of these in his tahoe coupled to a set of CD horns. 63-1500 if memory serves. Excellent response. He won an SQ event. Had gobs of power going to them as well.
I have used these 8's in 2 cars for midbass duty. Great results for the money. Staggered crossover slopes with the subs (100 hertz for 8" and 80 hertz for subs) Anyway, these get overlooked due to brand and the fact they are pro audio drivers.
If you could use a 1" spacer, these are my favorite 8"mid.http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=294-649