MB Quart's Reference Series component speaker systems combine superb materials, high-tech features, and rigorous German engineering to deliver outstanding audio reproduction.

The RCE269 component speaker system uses a 6"x9" polypropylene woofer for stunning upper bass and midrange reproduction. A precision-made, non-metallic ABS/fiberglass composite basket creates a resonance-free platform for the cone, so output is strong, clean, and uncolored.

The 3/4" tweeter's titanium dome surface is incorporated into a composite surround material that virtually eliminates unwanted high-frequency peaks, so you enjoy the signature smooth sound associated with MB Quart speakers. A special optical circuit in the high-quality 2-way crossover (3,900 Hz) protects the tweeter from power overloads.

The versatile RCE269 system offers exceptional installation flexibility. Install the tweeters separately in the included flush- or surface-mount cups for a component setup, or use the innovative tweeter mounting supports to install them in the woofers as high-performance coaxial speakers. You can adjust the tweeter to three different angles in coaxial mode for optimal high frequency dispersion.

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Product Highlights:

  • 6"x9" polypropylene woofer with rubber surround
  • 3/4" titanium dome tweeter with composite surround
  • surface-, flush-, or coaxial-mounting options
  • composite ABS/fiberglass basket
  • outboard 2-way crossover (3,900 Hz at 12 db per octave) with 4-level output adjustment
  • grilles included
  • frequency response 32-32,000 Hz
  • power range 80-150 watts RMS
  • sensitivity 86 dB
  • top-mount depth 3-1/4"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Why install component speakers?

A component speaker system gives you the best possible performance from your car audio system. A system consists of separate woofers, tweeters, and crossovers, each designed to cover one specific range of frequencies. As separate components, the woofer can move freely to deliver more powerful performance, while the tweeter can be custom-mounted in a better spot up closer to your ears, revealing a whole new world of detail. Separate crossovers are far superior to the simple filters wired into full-range speakers, so the components work together for smoother, more focused sound.

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What's in the box?

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  • 2 Woofers (each woofer has an installed phase plug)
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Woofer grille frames
  • 2 Tweeters (each tweeter has an attached 5" length of wire)
  • 2 Tweeter grilles
  • 2 Flush-mount housings
  • 2 Surface angle-mount housings
  • 2 Coaxial tweeter supports
  • 2 Flush-mount retaining clips
  • 2 Surface angle-mount retaining clips
  • 2 Crossovers
  • 2 Plastic wire covers
  • 2 Self-adhesive woofer logo badges
  • Sixteen 3/4" self-tapping screws
  • Two 1/4" machine screws (each screw has a flat washer)
  • Two 3/16" machine screws
  • 16 Speed clips
  • 2 Plastic washers
  • Four 0.11" female quick-slides
  • 4 Rubber quick-slide insulators
  • 1 Tweeter template
  • Two 3-7/8" x 1-1/8" MB Quart stickers
  • Installation Manual

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Woofers
Tweeters
Crossovers
Mounting Note

Woofers

Woofer Cones: The woofer cones are constructed of polypropylene, which has a rigid structure for low distortion and accurate sound reproduction. For an even smoother response and improved durability, each speaker uses a rubber surround.

Composite Baskets: Using a combination of polyamide ABS composite reinforced with extremely short glass fibers, the baskets can withstand temperature and humidity extremes with little, if any, reaction.

Speaker Connection Terminals: The solid one-piece connection terminals provide all possible connection options. Whether plug-connected, screw-connected or soldered, even with heavy-duty twin-core leads, the connections stay secure, effectively cutting out transfer resistance.

Tweeters

Tweeters: Each speaker uses a 3/4" titanium dome tweeter for crisp, clear highs.

Metal Tweeter Housings: Each tweeter is encapsulated within a specially designed metal cooling housing. Coupled to the tweeter's motor assembly, the excess energy generated inside the tweeter's magnet and voice coil assembly is dissipated into the surrounding environment providing exceptional performance, improved power handling and high reliability.

Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeters may be surface angle or flush mounted.

Tweeter Mounting Dimensions:

  Flush Mount Surface Angle Mount
Mounting Depth 0.532" 0.677" (screw depth)
Mounting Height 0.269" 0.982"
Cutout Diameter 1.631" N/A
Frame Diameter 1.896" 1.686"

Tweeter Supports: In addition to standard tweeter mounting options, an innovative tweeter support lets you mount the tweeter directly to the center of the woofer, giving you a standard coaxial speaker. The supports offer adjustable positioning of the tweeter. Three different angles, each 45° apart, allows for the tweeter to be positioned for the best acoustical reflection angle based on your specific installation needs.

Crossovers

Selectable Tweeter Output Level: Each crossover allows you to select the tweeter output level according to system requirements and personal preference. The tweeter level may be set to "-6 dB", "-4 dB", "-2 dB", or "0 dB".

Tweeter Protection: A light bulb is incorporated into the crossover to extend the life of the tweeter by protecting it against overloading. This element automatically absorbs excess energy (lighting the bulb) and allows continuous operation of the tweeter even at extreme volumes.

2-Way Crossover Network: Each crossover features a 12 dB/octave, 3.9 kHz high-pass filter for the tweeters and a 12 dB/octave, 3.9 kHz low-pass filter for the woofers.

Crossover Connections: The crossover inputs and outputs are gold-plated screw terminals.

Crossover Mounting: There are 2 mounting holes in the base of the crossover, allowing it to be mounted on any flat surface.

Note: Mounting screws are not supplied.

Crossover Dimensions: W=5.944", H=1.585", D=4.619"

Mounting Note

Mounting Options: These speakers can be mounted as separate components or as coaxial speakers. The woofers can be mounted with or without the grilles.

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