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Sony Xplōd XS-GT1327A

5-1/4" 2-way car speakers

Item #: 158GT1327A

18 Reviews

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Original Price: $49.99 pair

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Replace your car's factory speakers with these Sony Xplōd GT Series speakers, and you'll hear the full impact of your music, along with lots of little details you may not have heard before.

The XS-GT1327A 5-1/4" speakers feature woofer cones made from Highly Oriented Polyolefine, a lightweight material developed by Sony that's especially rigid and strong. Sony reinforces these cones with the same Aramid fibers that are used in bulletproof vests, so they'll stand up to high-volume playback. Each speaker features a 1" balanced dome tweeter that reproduces lively high notes and adds presence to the instruments and vocals. Sony includes cool-looking grilles if you're not going to use the grilles that came in your vehicle.

Product Highlights:

  • 5-1/4" 2-way car speakers (pair)
  • Aramid-reinforced Highly Oriented Polyolefine (H.O.P.) woofer with cloth surround
  • P.E.N. (polyethylene naphthalate) balanced dome tweeter
  • grilles included
  • power range: 2-35 watts RMS (150 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 60-24,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-13/16"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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.

Sony Xplōd™ XS-GT1327A Reviews

Average Customer Review:

18 Reviews

emits sounds at an expected lvl for price point

Written by: T-Rev from Snohomish on November 8, 2012

1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

i would recommend this set of speakers if you need to replace your existing stock speakers because they are blown or just plain suck. Not gonna blow you away, but if you expect that you will get that for 50 bucks you're crazy.

Pros: emits energy in the form of sound without distortion, easy to install with supplied adapter from crutchfield

Cons: doesn't make my car go faster, doesn't compare to $100+ speakers (weird!?)


Written by: Stifler from Grand junction,Co on September 27, 2012

sony has always brought great products and these speakers are included in that. Great price on them with brackets included of coarse afters years of use they will wear and need replaced as any speaker will nothing is forever.

Pros: Easy installation, great price, cructhfield has super fast shipping on this item. Great sound. If you know what your doing you can soend another $100 and have a great system.


Rav4 Factory

Written by: art102004 from Maine on August 31, 2012

2009 Toyota RAV4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

My Toyota Rav4 had AWFUL speakers. Anything would be an upgrade, truly, but I am extremely happy with what I got. Easy to install & the tech support were always available for any questions.

Pros: install & sound


Sony Xplōd™ XS-GT1327A

Written by: Anonymous from Cleveland, TN on August 16, 2012

1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

great sound



Sony Xplōd™ XS-GT1327A

Written by: Tommy b from Denver, co on July 30, 2012

1997 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As advertised! Thanks, tab

Pros: Easy install with no fault wiring .

Cons: None, thanks

not a good buy

Written by: JP from Boynton Beach FL on May 24, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just installed these in a 2011 ford transit connect with a upgraded JVC radio and there is no real difference in sound. Crutchfield tech suggested i spend more money by buying a amp. Not worth it save your money



Great sound for the value

Written by: Mark from Hobe Sound, FL on May 15, 2012

2001 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice crisp sound, great bang for your buck.



Sony Speakers

Written by: Randy R from Yakima, WA on March 19, 2012

1990 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not sure on sound quality, but speaker size was way to small for original speaker hole. Crutchfield recommended 5 1/2 in but takes 6 1/2 inch. not a big deal, printed off a return label from Crutchfield, and sent them back.

Pros: None

Cons: Wrong Size

Sony Xplōd™ XS-GT1327A

Written by: Dave V from Vernon, CT on October 11, 2011

1997 Honda Accord DX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great Sounding speakers easy installation



Front speakers

Written by: Gary from Cedar Bluffs NE on June 30, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crsip sound and a great upgrade.



Great Service!

Written by: RandyD from Madisonville, KY on June 15, 2011

2000 Chevrolet Tracker
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I love my new speakers and I love how Crutchfield knew exactly what size I needed for my car because I didn't know. At first I was a little worried that the information wouldnt be correct, but then I recieved my speakers from UPS and installed them. They were a perfect fit! Thanks Crutchfield!!!



Good Speakers

Written by: Ryan M from Washington C.H.,Ohio on June 11, 2011

2007 Scion tC
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are very good speakers. They sound very crisp and clear. But, these speakers are too small to reproduce bass very clearly. If i could redo my order, i would go up to the 6 1/2s instead. I bought those for my rear speakers, and am very pleased with them. If you can put these in your vehicle, you should aslo be able to use a 6 1/2 in the same spot, and if you do, you will be very pleased.



*********SWEET SOUND*********

Written by: Ronster from East Coast on June 9, 2011

1999 Dodge Ram
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Exellent sound, far more speaker for the money, surpised the heck out of me! Buy um youll love um!!!



Great deal for the price!!!

Written by: Mike from Glendale, AZ on May 31, 2011

My stock speakers in my '99 Jeep Cherokee were working fine when I parked my Jeep 5 years ago, as were the two 12" subs.. When I pulled it out of storage last year, the stereo still worked fine but, one by one, the speakers started to fail. I was down to the right front stock speaker and two 12" subs.......My system sounded horrible!!!!! I decided to upgrade through Crutchfield. I went on the website and searched for speakers for my vehicle. It was straight to the point and gave me the speakers that fit my Jeep. I chose the Sony Xplod speakers, front and rear, as economical replacements. The installation was very easy thanks to the wiring harnesses supplied by Crutchfield. The resulting sound is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!! Before, I could hear more bass than anything because of the amp and two 12" subs in the back, but now I can hear all the mids and highs over the heart skipping bass that I already had. These are great stock speaker replacements for the price!!!!!!!! THANKS CRUTCHFIELD!!!!!!!



Simply amazing.

Written by: Andrew from Wooster, OH on April 20, 2011

1996 Plymouth Voyager
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought these to replace a pair of Eclipse SE-5000's I had in the dash. The
right one blew and I needed a replacement, but the Eclipses were out of
warranty. I chatted with an advisor (Keith) and he quickly directed me to these.
They came fast and they were a breeze to install since I had already done all
the custom wiring because I already have a complete system. I just had to
unplug the Eclipses and plug these in in their place.

IMMEDIATELY after putting them in and twisting that volume knob, I noticed a
noticeable difference in sound quality. A good difference. The highs are
extremely clear and crisp, the mids are nice and punchy, and the bass is
decent for this speaker size. I have 2 12" Sony Xplod subwoofers for bass, but I
faded the sound to the front for a minute to hear what just these were doing. Not
bad, Sony!

I picked up the Eclipses for $10 more than these on Crutchfield a couple years
ago. It's absolutely amazing how fast speaker quality is progressing these
days. These are much better.

Very happy and very impressed.



So easy a girl can do it....

Written by: KSweets from Maryland on April 17, 2011

2001 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm not an expert about car stereos in any way... I have no idea about
harnesses/wiring, tearing off panels in my Civic- but I did it! The speakers aren't top
quality but a great replacement for the stock speakers. Now that I've put the back
speakers in, I need to replace the front ones. Overall with the help of the installation
guide (Master sheet) from Crutchfield, I was able to do this all on my own. It took a
little longer than expected (about 2 hours). Without the Masters sheet, I would have
been lost.



upgrade from stock

Written by: dortega714 from Anaheim, CA on April 13, 2011

2001 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I added 2pair of Sony Xplod 2 way speakers to replace my factory speakers. My
stock speakers were the oval 6X8 but I wanted round speakers; so I replaced them
with the 5.25" speakers. Crutchfield provided every adapter necessary to install
the Sony speakers FREE of Charge! Along with exact vehicle instructions and not
just for installing speakers; it was a full on audio installation guide. which
included everything you need to know to remove stock audio and install after
market audio. I was very impressed! The sound is amazing! I can finally crank up
the volume without any distortion. I don't need to waist anymore time and
money going to those stereo shops! Thanks Crutchfield!!!



Get what you pay for

Written by: mark from atl on April 5, 2011

2008 Toyota Yaris
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

the stock speakers in the yaris sounded better. No bass at all with the sony's. Decent highs.
Maybe if a good amp and not the stock stereo was driving them. They really did sound worse than stock but one was blown.



Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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  • Two 2-Way 5-1/4" Speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • T wo 12" lengths of speaker wire (each has quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • Eight 1-1/8" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Instructions (English/ French/ Spanish)
  • US warranty information
  • Canadian warranty information
  • Template on box

Product Research


Woofers: The woofers are made of Highly Oriented Polyolefine (HOP) reinforced with aramid fibers, which is 30 times as strong as regular poly. Use of this material results in less distortion and better, quicker bass response.

Treated Cloth Surrounds: Each woofer uses a treated cloth surround for added reliability and efficiency.

PEN Diaphragm Tweeters: Each speaker uses a 1" PEN (Polyethlylene Naphthalate) diaphragm balanced dome tweeter for fast transient highs with lower distortion.

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