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Sony Xplōd XS-GT1327A

5-1/4" 2-way car speakers

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Item #: 158GT1327A
 

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by Buck Pomerantz
Sony

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.

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.

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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

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Features and Specs
General
Design
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2-way
Tweeter Design
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1" Balanced Dome
Tweeter Composition
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PEN
Woofer Composition
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HOP/Aramid Fiber
Woofer Surround
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Cloth
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity
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88 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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60 - 24k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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2-35
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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150
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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1 13/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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4 9/16
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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

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Features

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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Sony Xplōd™ XS-GT1327A Reviews

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4 out of 5

emits sounds at an expected lvl for price point

Written By T-Rev, Snohomish on Thursday, November 08, 2012
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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!?)
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

xplod

Written By Stifler, Grand junction,Co on Thursday, 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.
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5 out of 5

Rav4 Factory

Written By art102004, Maine on Friday, August 31, 2012
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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
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Sony Xplōd™ XS-GT1327A

Written By Anonymous, Cleveland, TN on Thursday, August 16, 2012
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great sound
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5 out of 5

Sony Xplōd™ XS-GT1327A

Written By Tommy b, Denver, co on Monday, July 30, 2012
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As advertised! Thanks, tab
Pros:
Easy install with no fault wiring .
Cons:
None, thanks
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1 out of 5

not a good buy

Written By JP, Boynton Beach FL on Thursday, May 24, 2012
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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
1 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Great sound for the value

Written By Mark, Hobe Sound, FL on Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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Nice crisp sound, great bang for your buck.
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3 out of 5

Sony Speakers

Written By Randy R, Yakima, WA on Monday, March 19, 2012
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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
2 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony Xplōd™ XS-GT1327A

Written By Dave V, Vernon, CT on Tuesday, October 11, 2011
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Great Sounding speakers easy installation
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5 out of 5

Front speakers

Written By Gary, Cedar Bluffs NE on Thursday, June 30, 2011
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Crsip sound and a great upgrade.
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5 out of 5

Great Service!

Written By RandyD, Madisonville, KY on Wednesday, June 15, 2011
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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!!!
5 out of 6 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Good Speakers

Written By Ryan M, Washington C.H.,Ohio on Saturday, June 11, 2011
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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.
5 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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

Written By Ronster, East Coast on Thursday, June 09, 2011
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Exellent sound, far more speaker for the money, surpised the heck out of me! Buy um youll love um!!!
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5 out of 5

Great deal for the price!!!

Written By Mike, Glendale, AZ on Tuesday, 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!!!!!!!
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Simply amazing.

Written By Andrew, Wooster, OH on Wednesday, April 20, 2011
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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.

3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

So easy a girl can do it....

Written By KSweets, Maryland on Sunday, April 17, 2011
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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.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

upgrade from stock

Written By dortega714, Anaheim, CA on Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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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!!!
7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Get what you pay for

Written By mark, atl on Tuesday, April 05, 2011
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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.
4 out of 14 people found this helpful
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