Sony Xplōd XS-GT1627A

6-1/2" 2-way car speakers

Item #: 158GT1627A

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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-GT1627A 6-1/2" 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 1-7/16" 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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Product Highlights:

  • 6-1/2" 2-way car speakers (pair)
  • Aramid-reinforced Highly Oriented Polyolefine (H.O.P.) woofer with cloth surround
  • 1-7/16" P.E.N. (polyethylene naphthalate) balanced dome tweeter
  • grilles included
  • power range: 2-40 watts RMS (190 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 50-24,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-11/16"
  • 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.

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Written By Jim K., Blues Bros. Hometown on Tuesday, April 02, 2013

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These fit perfectly in factory holes on both doors and rear decklid. Nice sound too

Pros: great fit

great for the price

Written By arod7505, sj on Thursday, March 28, 2013

Clear high sound, gets the job done, a definite upgrade from most stock speakers.

Pros: Easy install

Great Value

Written By CG, Lebanon, PA on Sunday, March 17, 2013

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After taking my 2000 Jetta to a local installer and being quoted $650.00 to replace 4 speakers... I Purchased these speakers online at They were here in a day and installed in less than an hour and a half... Really liked the fact that the installation kit was included.

Pros: Quality sound for the money, and installation kit included

Cons: None

Work great

Written By stan, gulf shores, al on Monday, March 04, 2013

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Quick and easy install, sound great

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Written By Robert, Canyon Lake, TX on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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These speakers replaced the original front door speakers in my 2004 Chevy Silverado which had gone bad. The Sony speakers sound-wise are about average. The removal/installation instructions were okay, but it was extremely helpful that I had already watched a You Tube video on Chevy Silverado door panel removal and re-installation. This is especially true since releasing the clip on the power window switch connector is not easy. The speaker adapters and connecting wires, plus their instructions, were excellent. Overall I consider this a very good buy.

absolutely great speakers

Written By DSherman, Vacaville, CA on Friday, December 07, 2012

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Replaced factory speakers and these sound great.

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Written By Pat, West Chester, PA on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Speakers are excellent, however, installation instructions on webpage & shipped instrucs are WAY off-base for my 2000 base Civic. Instead of merely having to cut out back of plastic door cups per the instructions, installation in front doors required far more extensive modifications--think Sawzall cutting much of plastic mount and some metal door parts, then having to fold back speaker mounting tabs & finally drilling all new screw holes. This notwithstanding, the help of techs was invaluable throughout the process, even to the extent of assuring me that if I butchered the speakers doing the modifications they would take them back. When all was said & done, the speakers sound great for an inexpensive upgrade.

Pros: Great sound for an inexpensive upgrade; outstanding help from Crutchfield techs.

Cons: Beware if you have a 2000 or thereabouts Honda Civic.

Perfect fit

Written By Mike, Naples, FL on Saturday, October 27, 2012

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Perfect fit n the front door of a VW Cabrio 2001. much improved sound from the old original VW speakers

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Written By joey, sparkill ny on Sunday, October 21, 2012

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great replacement speakers easy install sound great.

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Written By Craig, Charlotte, NC on Sunday, October 07, 2012

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Very muddy sounding base when coupled with 6 X 9 in the front yet better than the stock ones in my Tacoma.

Not bad at all

Written By ShaneR, Loganville, GA on Wednesday, October 03, 2012

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Not crazy about 2-way speakers but with the help of the tweeters in my dash, these are acceptable. You can't complain about the price.

Pros: Great instructions from Crutchfield to install. Price.

Cons: 2-way vs. 3-way

good speakers at great price

Written By Kyle H., Frewsburg, NY on Monday, October 01, 2012

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Purchased these speakers to replace to factory door speakers in my 02' Silverado which had been blown out. Definitely a good low cost replacement for someone looking for slightly better than OEM speakers.

Pros: Great price, decent sound, very easy install.

Cons: none, you get what u pay for.

Great replacement

Written By Ron K, Delray Beach, Fl. on Monday, October 01, 2012

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Perfect fit as promised and they came with everything needed to replace factory speakers.

Great Spealers

Written By HFORD, ATL on Sunday, September 02, 2012

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These speakers are great. They do not produce much lows but that was expected. The highs are great and they compliment with my other speakers and sub in my car. I installed in my front doors of my sunfire with the additional bracket kit. Good buy!!!

Pros: Handles power well, no distortion at high volumes

Cons: none

Great solution to a blown standard speaker.

Written By DavidR, Seattle, WA on Monday, August 27, 2012

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Chose this speaker because we have a portable Sony Xplod CD/tape/radio with great sound. The blown speaker had been a problem since we bought the car second-hand. Now we can listen to music on long trips with clear, excellent sound. Many thanks!

Pros: Straightforward fit to replace the standard speaker with supplied connector and instructions.

Cons: None

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Written By C6_G8, Virginia Beach on Friday, August 17, 2012

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Easy installation in my Pontiac G8, makes a nice sounding system sound better.

Best bang for your $$'s

Written By Jasond42, North Ogden, Utah on Monday, August 13, 2012

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Great sound! Awesome! Thank you Crutchfield!

Pros: Whole deal!

Cons: None!

Even swap

Written By Kevin, Fords, NJ on Thursday, August 09, 2012

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I installed four of these Sony speakers in my minivan to replace the factory speakers hoping they'd have some stupendous effect on the new Sony receiver's sound but they were pretty much an even swap sound-wise, maybe just a tad tinnier. The quality and price of the speakers is very good and they were easy enough to install ... once the vehicle interior was pulled apart of course! :-)

Pros: Solid speakers with good response across the board, light in the bass area.

Cons: See pros.

Well Worth the Price

Written By Ralph K. in L. A., Los Angeles County, California on Thursday, August 02, 2012

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I got the Sony X-plod ('explode") model XS-GT1627A to replace the cracked door speakers in my 2000 Dodge Intrepid which came with a JBL-Infinity sound system (the window sticker bragged "9 Loudspeakers in 7 Locations".) I read all the reviews of speakers under $100 that would fit my car, and the Xplods work GREAT, mostly because they only get lower-midrange from the Infinity amplifier. (Okay, so the Xplods have Hi-Frequency Tweeters that I don't use. Big deal! But I get Sony quality and Crutchfield Support at a fantastic price.) Several reviews said the Xplods didn't have much bass. That could be due to the mounting. If the circumference of the speaker is not sealed, you get a "blow-by" effect, where negative soundwaves come around the speaker and cancel-out the positive soundwaves. The Adaptor Mounting Rings do not seal very well. I used a putty to fill any cracks between the speaker and the door. BTW: My car's Infinity sound system includes a gut-thumping subwoofer in the rear which is plenty for me, and I listen to a lot of Electronic Dance Music from CD's an from Sirius Satellite Radio.

Pros: Great Price, Sony ruggedness, and Crutchfield Support that included free adapter Mounting Rings and adapter cables to fit my car.

Cons: The necessary Adapter Mounting Rings were not easy to adapt. The Inifinity speakers have an oddball mounting configuration, so I had to hacksaw about a half inch of one tab of each Adapter Ring, and file another hole a little larger. But that's my car. Perhaps your car will be easier to adapt. ALSO: I recommend a sealing putty that can withsteand the heat of a parked car in the hot sun.

Great speakers for the price

Written By Rustman, USA on Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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Very good replacements for the stock speakers for the price. The instructions from Crutchfield were top notch. Crutchfield sent me a free installation kit but the speakers fit in the factory drilled holes. Very happy.

Pros: Nice sounding.

Cons: none

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Written By TGHOG, Pittston Pa on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Easy Install with kits that were supplied for free. Beat that I said free.

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Written By 79Raiderbug, San Antonio, TX on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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I installed these in our 2001 Dakota Quad Cab w/Infinity System. Much better than the worn out original Infinity's, even though they require you to turn up the volume somewhat louder due to the 4 ohm impedance of the new speakers (compared to 2 ohm of the originals). I plan on adding a powered sub to round out the upgrade.

Pros: Much better than original Infinity's.

Cons: Requires a little more volume and really needs a powered sub to fill out the sound.

Typical Sony...... Predictable

Written By Dude, Southern Idaho on Sunday, May 27, 2012

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Just like I would expect from Sony, average sound, but will most likely last a very long time.

Pros: Price, lasting quality, price

Cons: None

Dont get these

Written By donkeybat46, Indiana on Monday, May 07, 2012

Got these to replace stock speakers on 2004 toyota rav4. The stock speakers were working fine and I had no problems with them, but I saw this on sale and thought id try it out. They cant sound worse than stock speakers, right? RIGHT? So a friend and I installed these in two hours, to be honest they sound terrible. the stock speakers sounded better AND had more bass with only PAPER cones. Unbelievable, how is it that paper toyota branded speakers sound better than these after market speakers?!

I've only played them for an hour, maybe I should let them "break in" but as of right now they sound terrible. These speakers are bad and sony should feel bad for making them.

I RECOMMEND getting these only if your speakers are destroyed and you need new speakers. I would recommend getting this only if you can get it for $10 or less a pair.

Pros: installation was straightforward

Cons: sounds worse than the speakers I made in science class with two paper plates, spring and a magnet.

OK for a 6.5.

Written By Jim, Easley SC on Monday, April 02, 2012

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There OK for a 6.5. They blend in with the other larger speakers good. I would not want to use them as the main speakers.

Pros: They have good highs and fair mids. Better than factory speakers.


Written By Bj, Tucson Az on Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Great speakers for my 67 El Camino. She sounds great.

Sony XPlod 6 1/2 car speakers

Written By Armen, Charlotte, NC on Saturday, July 02, 2011

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I recently bought and installed the Sony Xplod 6 1/2" speakers in the front of my 2003 Toyota 4Runner. Directions on installation were excellent, and the tool I bought to pop off the door panel was well worth the $10.

On the speakers, I'd have to rate them a 3.8 out of 5 stars. They do sound a bit cleaner and crisper than the 6x9 factory speakers they replaced -- but not that much better, and the old 6x9s seemed to be more powerful. However, all in all I'd have to give the product and Crutchfield four stars, maybe 4.2. They're worth $50, and in retrospect, perhaps I should have purchased a better line of speaker to make the difference I was hoping for.

Clear and sharp

Written By Jeff W., Schererville, In. on Saturday, July 02, 2011

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Speakers sound great and have great definition. Installed in 45 minutes. Crutchfield is always great. I recommend totally!

Good mids and highs, but no bass

Written By Matt W, Sacramento, CA on Thursday, June 16, 2011

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I bought these for my 2010 Accord to replace the factory speakers. These actually had less bass than the mediocre factory speakers. They have good highs and mids, but seriously no bass at all. I've always been happy with Sony products. This was my first disappointment. As always, Crutchfield service was great and processed my return with no problems.

Great Speakers

Written By Ryan M., Washington C.H., Ohio on Saturday, June 11, 2011

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I love these speakers. I put these in the rear of my 07 Scion tc, a bit of work getting them in, but well worth it. Very pleased with the sound, much better than stock.

Great speakers for the price

Written By Mike C, 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!!!!!!!

Much Better

Written By JuanSolo, MN on Thursday, May 26, 2011

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A very nice upgrade over the stock 4x6s in my 2002 Cavalier. Decent power handling, but make sure you get bass blockers or an amplifier with a crossover. These are not to be confused with subwoofers.

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Written By Jose I, California on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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these speakers are good but i have heard better. But dont let that discourage
you they are worth every penny for the price just dont expect them to sound like
$100+ speakers.

Great sound/Great Price

Written By Matt H, Massachusetts on Monday, April 25, 2011

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After buying the Sony CXS-GT3516 to replace the deck and front speakers, I
bought these speakers for the rear doors of 2002 Tahoe. Easy swap and great
improvement over stock!

good, but not good enough for me

Written By lunchtime, arctic tundra on Monday, April 18, 2011

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chosen for price, not for sound quality, decided to return them :(

i installed the speakers and immediately i notice an absolute lack of bass compared to stock. i put the stock speakers back in one side and the side with stock sounded WAY better. the only advantage over stock speakers i see in these is that they have independant tweeters, where i DID notice distinctively louder and clearer highs, which can easily be remedied by a seperately mounted tweeter, but the mids sounded the same and the lows were a bummer.

i think these may be good speakers for the budget minded who do not get nearly as concerned about the low end freqs, but if you listen to anything with bass, go with something in a higher price range that will reproduce those freqs better.

2011 Xterra

Sweet Sounds

Written By John D., Chesterfield Va. on Saturday, April 16, 2011

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I put these speakers into my 2003 Dodge Dakota Pick-Up quad cab with ease
thanks to Crutchfield's detailed instructions. WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!! I'm so
pleased with the sound quality. I love my truck, but always said the factory
stereo was inadequate. Up-graded to a Sony X-plod head with these speakers
and I am lovin the detail and depth in my music! Thanks Crutchfield, & Bryce
my Crutchfield advisor. You know your products! I've purchased home audio
and car audio several times from you over the years, and as always,

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Written By By The Beach, Long Beach, WA. on Sunday, April 03, 2011

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Good speaker for the money. Sound is nice and clear. Crutchfield provided great service, fast shipping, and fantastic support.

OK to fill your back/rear with economical sound

Written By WillG, Boston MA on Saturday, April 02, 2011

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I spent big dollars on my front speakers and needed to oust my factory rear
speakers with minimal cost. I used these. They do the trick as far as upgrading
from factory. When fund become available I will replace these with some more
high end speakers. But I am happy with them in the interim.

Good speakers

Written By Dcoil03, Phoenix, AZ on Friday, April 01, 2011

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I put these speakers into the rear doors of my 99 Nissan Pathdinder. They put out
a pretty good amount of bass for their size, but they don't sound quite as clear as
the Polk db651s speakers in my front doors. This doesn't bother me as I was
really looking to just replace the stock speakers and wanted some thump but not
break my budget. All in all, decent speakers for the price.

One thing to note: If you're installing these in a 99 Pathy (not the 99.5 or newer),
the included brackets from Crutchfield won't fit. They didn't match at all with the
mount holes in my door. However, unlike the Polk db651s speakers, they will line
up with the holes of the stock mounting plastic on the Pathy door quite easily. All I
had to do was cut off the plastic peg that sticks out from the stock mount.

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Written By JeffE, Newport News. Va. on Friday, April 01, 2011

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Speakers sound great in rear doors of my 2002 Jeep Cherokee. A good match
with the factory system (Infinity).

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What's in the box?

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  • Two 2-Way 6-1/2" 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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Woofers: The woofers are made of Highly Oriented Polyolefine (HOP) reinforced with aramid fibers, which is 30 times stronger that regular polypropylene. 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 1-7/16" PEN (Polyethlylene Naphthalate) diaphragm balanced dome tweeter for fast transient highs with lower distortion.

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