Just thought I'd drop a line for those on the fence or even in the back of their head thinking about crossover mod. Let me preface by saying the 2.3 are stock to a point that the polys fail. Bone stock and in immaculate shape. I actually expected to see the original boxes based on their condition.
As some of you know (if you care hehe) I recently bought a set of 2.3. I have a set of 1c that are nearly modded out, less black hole and cabinet reinforcement they are as far as they can realistically go. After nearly a month of time with the 2.3, and all the poly cut outs I can handle, I decided to move the 1c back to the front. I wanted to hear them in comparison and the FIL that is visiting wanted to hear the difference in xover mod vs. none.
I can say with absolute certainty that my 1c out run the 2.3 when pushed hard. They are both spiked and run the same wires. This should be a clear testament to the enormous gains brought on by the xover modification, rings, gaskets, dynamat and other modifications so highly touted by the members of this forum. I give a bit of credit to the sub config as it seems to compliment the 1c better then the 2.3, possibly skewing the perception of gain, but plug and play the 1c kick start your heart and the 2.3 rely on the sub. Mids are off the chart with the 1c compared to the 2.3
Do not underestimate the value of a crossover modification. To any individual searching for quality and performance, without killing the pocketbook, I can assure you a solid set of vintage Polk, with updated xover and peripheral modifications listed, are the best bang for the buck.