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Infinity Reference X REF-9603ix

6"x9" 3-way car speaker

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by John Pollard
Infinity

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.

Designed for more clarity
Do you want to hear the details you've been missing in your car's sound system? You'll enjoy exceptional clarity from Infinity's Reference X Series REF-9603ix 6"x9" speakers. Infinity uses textile tweeters and PEI super tweeters to give you amazing levels of detail without sounding harsh, and a level control switch allows you to boost the brightness to your taste.

Larger woofer for more bass
The REF-9603ix appeals to bassheads too, with tough polypropylene woofers and durable hi-roll rubber surrounds that deliver strong low-frequency performance. Each Plus One+ woofer sports a significantly larger cone than speakers of similar size, adding plenty of punch to the speaker's smooth and accurate highs.

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Great for any power supply
You can power these speakers with up to 100 watts of RMS power — they'll work great with an external amplifier, but they're also sensitive enough to be a good match for a factory or aftermarket stereo. Plus, Infinity comes up with a safe way to get a little more power out of your system — these 3-ohm speakers combine with the speaker wire in your car so your car stereo sees actual 4-ohm impedance. Grilles are included along with Infinity logo badges that can be attached to your factory grilles.

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Highlights:

  • 6"x9" 3-way speakers (pair)
  • Plus One+ polypropylene woofer cone with hi-roll rubber surround
  • edge-driven textile dome tweeter PEI and super tweeter
  • True Four Ohm Impedance technology: speaker's 3-ohm impedance combines with speaker wire impedance for a 4-ohm load
  • compatible with virtually all factory or aftermarket car stereos
  • power range: 5-100 watts RMS (300 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 46-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 94 dB
  • top-mount depth: 3-1/16"
  • 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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Edge-Driven Dome
Tweeter Composition
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Textile
Woofer Composition
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Polypropylene
Woofer Surround
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Rubber
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity
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94 dB at 2.83 volts
Frequency Response
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46 - 21k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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5-100
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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300
Impedance (Ohms)
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3
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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3 1/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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3 5/8
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What's in the box?

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  • Two 3-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Grille frames
  • 2 Bottom mount rings
  • Eight 2" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • 2 Adhesive backed foam gaskets
  • 2 Infinity logos
  • Template on box
  • Owner's manual (English/ Danish/ German/ Spanish/ Finnish/ French/ Italian/ Dutch/ Polish/ Portuguese/ Russian/ Swedish/ Turkish/ Chinese)

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Features

Plus One+ Woofer Cones: Each speaker uses a cone significantly larger than other speakers of the same size. This is accomplished by using a unique basket design and hi-roll surround. The Plus One+ design offers greater bass output and increased efficiency.

Hi-roll Rubber Surrounds: The hi-roll rubber surrounds allow the woofers a greater range of movement, resulting in longer X-max and more bass output.

Tweeters: Each speaker uses an edge-driven textile dome tweeter and a super-tweeter for smooth, accurate highs. A switch on the front of the tweeter housing allows you to boost the tweeter output 3dB, useful if the speakers are mounted in a location where high frequencies are easily absorbed.

True Four Ohm Impedance Technology: The speaker's 3-ohm impedance combined with the impedance of your speaker wire provides a true 4-ohm load to your connected head unit or amplifier.

Power Handling: Although Infinity rates the 9603ix speakers at 100 watts RMS (continuous average), they also recommend amplifiers with a power rating from 5 to 200 watts RMS.

 
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5 out of 5

Excellent speakers

Written By Andrew, Lynchburg, VA on Monday, December 30, 2013
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These speakers have a great sound. I was impressed with the bass response. Both the highs and lows are clear. The build quality seems to be very high.
Pros:
Great sound
Cons:
None so far
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great highs

Written By Greg, Fort Lsuderdale on Thursday, September 19, 2013
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I always use these in any upgrade. Tried other brands and they have sounded more muddy. These have the best crisp highs and mids I have heard for any speaker without going to separate components. No need to with these. They are weak on bass but I have always felt that acoustics have been to blame.
Pros:
Crisp highs
Cons:
Weak bass
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5 out of 5

Excellent Speakers

Written By Frank V, Keller, Texas on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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I found these speakers to be excellent at all levels. The sound is crisp and clean and probably the best speakers i have purchased to date.
Pros:
Great sound and quality
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Infinity Reference X Ref-9603ix

Written By Awesome, Chesapeake Va on Friday, June 14, 2013
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I installed these in a 1998 Chevy Cavalier with an Alpine Head unit. These are the best sspeakers I have ever owned. They are clean and crisp and have plenty of bass. I love them..Just bought another pair for my blazer. Can't wait to put them in. Don't wait, these are great speakers.
Pros:
arrived quick, easy to install, sound great at all levels.
Cons:
NONE
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5 out of 5

Great Speakers

Written By Charles S, Richlands,NC on Friday, March 29, 2013
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Just what I was looking for. Really did the trick in my 95 Toyota Tacoma.
Pros:
Great sound
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Excellent speakers

Written By Arun. S, India on Monday, December 10, 2012
 
Excellent sound quality good bass, voice is clear and clarity(sharpness) is good. I have installed it for Pioneer 2013 model avh-x2590bt. Value more than money.
Pros:
bass is good, voice is so clear, and treble too(extra tweeters dont require).
Cons:
nothing.
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5 out of 5

UNMATCHED QUALITY

Written By Eddie P, Pittsburgh, PA on Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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I ordered the Infinity Reference 9603ix three way speakers for my 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, and they blew my mind. I previously had the Infinity factory speakers located in the rear panel of my car, which began to deteriorate, as they were made out of treated paper. Although they still seemed to match up to most car systems, the tweeters were not doing their job, often making shrill and distorted noises that I could notice as I drove, and the woofers were kind of beat up after ten years of use. So I decided to invest in the same brand, and I am so GLAD I did. These speakers are made EXTREMELY well. The tweeter on these things is one of the clearest i have ever heard on any 2 or 3 way speaker, despite the fact that the high-quality rubber can produce large quantities of bass. If you want to hear all of your highs, I suggest buying these, as the super tweeter also adds significant difference to what you can hear, adding approximately 4 dBs of high frequency to your music. The bass fills my car's small cabin with immensely low tones, and SHAKES EVERYTHING. I LOVE IT! There is no doubt in my mind that these speakers are easily one of the highest quality, yet reasonably priced 6X9 speakers you will find. If you like bass more so than highs, buy the two ways. But if you want bass, but hate to sacrifice crystal clear highs, BUY THESE. They have everything someone could want, AND MORE! Thank you Infinity and Crutchfield, once again with outstanding service.
Pros:
Easy Installation Tweeters are unmatched Bass is very full, due to rubber Very high quality, well manufactured Priced well for what you get NO DISTORTION.
Cons:
ABSOLUTELY NONE.
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