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Eclipse SE6500

6-1/2" 3-way car speakers

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by Buck Pomerantz

Why replace your car's original speakers?

The speakers that originally came in your car were made from inexpensive materials, designed to create acceptable sound at the lowest possible cost to the manufacturer. If you love music, you deserve better. Name-brand aftermarket speakers deliver fuller, richer sound with considerably more detail and nuance, and they're capable of playing louder and cleaner than factory speakers. Connect new speakers to your factory radio and you'll get the best possible sound from your dealer-equipped system. Pair them up with a new car stereo for a level of enjoyment that can rival a high-fidelity home audio experience.

Eclipse Integrated Series speakers can help bring the music back to life in your car. Eclipse uses superior materials to build speakers that not only handle lots of power, but sound great doing it. These speakers make a good choice for anyone who wants to improve sound quality without spending a lot of cash.

The Eclipse SE6500 6-1/2" speakers feature a 3-way design that does a great job of covering your music's full frequency range. The mica-polypropylene woofer is supported by a tough butyl rubber surround, so it'll deliver strong performance over the long haul. The Mylar dome tweeter and supertweeter reproduce high frequencies well above normal hearing, sharpening the details in your instrumental and vocal soundstage. Compact, strong neodymium magnets drive the supertweeters and tweeters efficiently so your upper frequencies will have no problem keeping up with the bass.

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Highlights:

  • 6-1/2" 3-way car speakers (pair)
  • hybrid mica-polypropylene woofer with rubber surround
  • 3/4" Mylar dome supertweeter
  • 1" Mylar dome tweeter
  • Neodymium tweeter magnets
  • grilles included
  • power range: 5-40 watts RMS (120 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 55-25,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-7/8"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Design
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3-way
Tweeter Design
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3/4" Dome
Tweeter Composition
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Mylar
Woofer Composition
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Mica filled polypropylene
Woofer Surround
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Butuyl rubber
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity
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90 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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55 - 25k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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5-40
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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120
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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1 7/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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4 15/16
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What's in the box?

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  • Two 3-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Grille rings
  • Two 11" Lengths of speaker wire (female quick slides on one end and bare wires on the other)
  • Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • 8 Pieces of grille putty
  • Installation manual (English/ French/ Spanish)
  • Warranty information
  • Template

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Features

Woofers: Each speaker features a Hybrid Mica Filled Polypropylene cone woofer with a Ferrite magnet for rigidity under intense power, ensuring distortion free performance for years.

Surrounds: The butyl rubber surround allows linear cone excursion and dampens cone resonance for undistorted dynamic peaks and clarity at all levels.

Voice Coil: The speaker's Kapton voice coil former handles a large amount of heat without deforming.

Tweeters: Each speaker uses a 1" Mylar dome tweeter for accurate high frequency reproduction.

Super Tweeters: Each speaker also has a 3/4" Mylar dome super tweeter to accommodate the extended frequency response of digital audio and to provide superior treble reproduction. The super tweeter features a neodymium magnet which helps improve speaker efficiency.

Tweeter Protection: A solid state device protects the speaker system from power overloads. This device will momentarily shut down the tweeter circuit and will automatically reset when the condition normalizes.

 
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4 out of 5

Eclipse SE6500

Written By bill88, tuscola. illnois on Friday, June 25, 2010
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the speakers sound great.
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5 out of 5

Eclipse SE6500

Written By bighendawg8523, Washington DC on Monday, June 21, 2010
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I am very impressed with how they perform i will be adding subs next to accent the sounds and they were easy to install thanks CF
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5 out of 5

Nice product but difficult to install

Written By Alan, Springfield, OH on Thursday, June 03, 2010
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Very nice set of speakers at a great price. Used these to replace factory speakers in a 2004 Honda Accord. Sound good.

The mounting bracket sent with these speakers was marginal at best. It was difficult to find an orientation that would allow the speaker to fit snuggly against the door. Hopefully they won't work themselves loose. I was hoping for a bracket that would make the installation easier. I got them in nonetheless. Maybe Crutchfield can work on a Honda specific bracket - I know I'm not the only one out there driving an Accord that would like to upgrade their factory system a little.
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5 out of 5

Excellent budget speakers

Written By Doug, Detroit, MI on Tuesday, June 01, 2010
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I bought these as stock replacements, not expecting anything fancy. I am pleasantly surprised by the clarity of the sound - mids and highs sound great and you can't beat the price. The bass won't rattle your windows, but if you are shopping in this price range then this shouldn't be a surprise.

My next purchase will be a sub to fill in the bottom end, but I'm plenty happy with these speakers for now. An excellent upgrade to my stock system.
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4 out of 5

Very good value

Written By dt63944, East Aurora, NY on Monday, April 19, 2010
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Very good speakers, especially at this price point (on sale). Brightened up the rear speakers on my 2010 Forester such that I didn't mind fading the speakers a notch to the rear, which helped to balance the sound. I may replace the fronts, but am not sure yet. In any case, these Eclipse would be a good match for the fronts, as well. The bass is about what you'd expect from this size speaker in the door, and could benefit from a subwoofer.
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5 out of 5

As expected

Written By Anonymous, Kissimmee, FL on Wednesday, April 07, 2010
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Great speakers as expected. Have never had any problems with Eclipse and didn't expect any this time. Used these as a factory replacement in a bone stock '03 Honda Civic and they got the job done!
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5 out of 5

Wonderful 6x9"s

Written By William, Ellisville, MS on Tuesday, April 06, 2010
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Purchased these speakers a few weeks ago to go in the doors of my extended cab S-10 pickup. I have a Pioneer Premier DEHP-780 MP headunit with Infinity Reference 6422CFP plates in the dash, Infinity Reference 110T tweeters in the upper doors, and a 6.5 Bazooka tube in the back. Dash speakers are crossover at 125 Hz and the Eclipse's are crossed over at 80Hz. The Eclipse are as clear or clearer than the Infinities and produce tight bass. A well made and great sounding speaker as would be expected from a high quality brand such as Eclipse. A tremendous bargain at this price and I would purchase them again in a heartbeat.
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3 out of 5

Average

Written By Anthony, Meadville, PA on Monday, April 05, 2010
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I put these speakers in my 03 grandam SE and they have the same exact sound as the ones I took out. Would have returned them if i wasn't so sick of messing with them.
1 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Eclipse SE6500

Written By steve, Marlow, Oklahoma on Monday, March 15, 2010
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I used these to replace the front blown factory speakers in a 2002 neon. They are connected to the factory radio and I am well pleased with the sound. These were a good value.
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5 out of 5

great sound

Written By Anonymous, Calif on Thursday, March 04, 2010
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Easy to install, quality constructed, and has great sound. Couldn't ask for more for this price.
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3 out of 5

Great if you get them on sale, might not be worth full price.

Written By Chris, Milwaukee, WI on Wednesday, March 03, 2010
 
I bought 4 of these speakers to upgrade the door speakers in my Mitsubishi Outlander. I have not purchased Eclipse in the past; mostly stuck with Clarion, JL Audio, Polk, etc. When Crutchfield had them on sale at half price, I figured you cant go wrong.

They sound clean and clear, but they are not exceptional. When I get the motivation to drill through my firewall I'll add a component sub- you don't get slamming bass from a small speaker like this,nor should you expect to. But as a value option, they're good. However at the full price, I would have held out and spent a little more to move up in quality.

On sale, I'd give them a 4 or 5, but at full price I'd say a 3.
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5 out of 5

Great sound

Written By Keith, Chattanooga, TN on Sunday, February 28, 2010
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These speakers were on sale and made the upgrade in my Camry complete. I power
these with the Eclipse CD5030 head unit and bought the Eclipse SE6900 speakers
for the rear. Couldn't be happier with the sound on all types of music and talk
radio. Great sound despite my car's speaker location near the floor. Love these
speakers. Buy these - you will not be sorry.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

eclipse se 6500

Written By Delaney, Mesa, AZ on Thursday, February 25, 2010
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Very disappointed. Replaced the stock speakers in my '05 subaru with these and the stock speakers sounded better... No bass and tinny highs. They are the cheap for a reason...
2 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Surpised at the great performance for the price

Written By avgJoe, Tampa, FL on Friday, February 19, 2010
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Bought these for my sons first car to mate up with a low end kenwood receiver and was surprised at how good they sound. Doubt you will find a better sounding set of speakers for the price. I have bought infinity speakers in the past, and think these sound just as good if not better than the Kappa's I last bought. Ohh and the S10 speaker adapters that were free from crutchfield worked great, wondered how if it was going to come with the correct adapters, it didnt have door speakers before. So if you have a late 90's s10 or hombre, these worked out great for us.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Now this us more like it!!!

Written By Snowbird, Warwick, New York on Friday, February 12, 2010
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I purchased these speakers on the recomendation of Crutchfield to replace a competitors speaker that did not sound good to me. I was not familiar with Eclipse
and bought them on good faith. I was NOT dissapointed! These speakers are efficient,
play bass with authority and sound smooth and detailed. I am driving them with a
JVC head unit with 20 watts RMS per channel and they sound like they have a power amp driving them. They blend perfectly with the factory tweeters in the door sails.
I could not be happier. Guess what? They cost $10. less per pair than the speakers they replaced. What more could I ask.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Best Bang for the Buck!!!!

Written By Robert, Bensalem, PA on Wednesday, February 03, 2010
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First I would like to thank Crutchfield for the great advice and excellent customer support. I called Tech support on Moday Morning asking them to help me pick out a set of speakers for my Toyota 4Runner. I told the service Rep that I relly dont know much about speakers, but I want a clean, full, rich sound from my JVC head unit. I was confused about if I should go with component systen like the Factory, or just some 3 ways and save money. The rep explained to me that I could still use my Factory tweeters and still use the new speakers. He told me about the Eclipse speakers and said they would sound great, and he is right!! They sound really good!! And I recieved them in 1 Day and only paid $6 for shipping, also recieved a Great harness for free to ease install, and detailed instructions for MY VECHILE, not generic instructions!!! I think Crutchfield Customer service is second to none, and the little things they give you to help are great. This was my first purchase from them, but wont be my last. I am going to order a set of eclipse speakers for my other car. These speakers are the best bang for the buck ANYWHERE!!!
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great budget friendly speakers

Written By JC, Louisiana on Wednesday, January 27, 2010
 
I've dealt with Crutchfield for years and they are the BEST. I just got these for my 2007
Galant. They sound great. The vocals are very clear. I installed them in the rear deck and
in the front doors. I had to call for a little help with the front doors, but tech support was
great as always. They had me going in no time. I'm planning on buying a cd player next
and I can't wait to see how they sound then.
5 out of 7 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

GREAT speaker for the money!

Written By AndyD, Severn, MD on Tuesday, January 19, 2010
 
These speakers are installed in my '92 Accord. I was looking for a good sounding, affordable speaker to install in the rear deck. Decided to give these a try after reading the reviews for the traditional speakers. WOW! I'm impressed. GREAT highs! Nothing harsh and they don't distort at high volumes. Bass is pretty impressive, too! I am powering these with a modest Sony CDX-GT420IP HU. couldn't be happier. I also have Alpine SPS-600's up front and they sound VERY close to these!
Get them if you are looking for a good speaker for half the price! If I weren't planning to amp the front speakers, I would've got another set for the front!
5 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great Sound + Low Price = Happy Customer

Written By Jimmy, Brooklyn, NY, USA on Monday, December 14, 2009
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I have owned other Eclipse products before, They are in my opinion very high end products.
When I saw the low price on these speakers, I decided to get them for my work van.
Installing them were easy with the Crutchfield gear, Under ten minutes.
I broke in the speakers @ about quarter volume for half hour, Then half volume @ one hour, And gave them a rest for a night.
The following morning I fired them up @ half volume and adjusted the tone controls on the radio, I was really surprised @ the vocals on these speakers for this price blew away my MeBe SLK with $2000.00+ in amps & speakers.
I used a Sony MEX-BT2700 to power them and the internal HPF @ 100 HZ to block out the lower bass portion.
These speakers are loud and clear, There was no audible clipping at max volumes.
Best sounding vocals I've had in a long time, Comparable vocals to Focal, JL.
I may add a cap between100UF and 500UF in the future to tweak the sound a little.
Overall this speaker is worth double the price.

58 out of 65 people found this helpful
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