Sony XS-GT1638F

6-1/2" 3-way car speakers

Item #: 158GT1638F

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Sony XS-GT 1638F

Upgrade your factory speakers

Are your car's factory speakers sounding a little flat? Replace them with these Sony 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. Bass will be punchy, and vocals will sound more lifelike. Your commute will be more enjoyable than ever before.  

Better sound thanks to better materials

The XS-GT1638F 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 3-way speaker features a 1-7/16" balanced dome tweeter and a 1/4" supertweeter that reproduce lively highs, adding in the details that make the instruments and vocals sound true to life. Grilles are included.

Product Highlights:

  • 6-1/2" 3-way car speakers (pair)
  • Aramid-reinforced Highly Oriented Polyolefine (H.O.P.) woofer with cloth surround
  • 1-7/16" PEI balanced dome tweeter and 1/4" PEI dome supertweeter
  • grilles included
  • power range: 2-40 watts RMS (260 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 50-24,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 91 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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Didn't Last

Written By kdm, Texas on Sunday, April 05, 2015

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Matched with a Sony car receiver. No amplifier. Sounded decent initially. Less than one year later (only by a couple of days) one speaker doesn't play at all and the other one sounds distorted. Trying to figure out if it is worth the hassle of a warranty claim. Truly disappointed. On the other hand, I will say that I had zero issues with Crutchfield!

Pros: Pricing

Cons: Didn't Last and marginal sound quality

Good bargain speakers

Written By John L, Charlotte, nc on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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Provided the sound I expected. Crisp and clear, not much thump. Handles 50 watt head unit very well. Crutchfield is great to order with.


Written By Cakeman, Colorado on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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Great product and easy to install with everything that you get. Thanks Crutchfield.

sony XS-GT1638F speakers

Written By spawn, Pennsylvania on Monday, March 30, 2015

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very good product sounds really good & easy to install

Pros: easy install , fast shipping & bracket included

Cons: not real deep on base

Sony XS-GT1638F

Written By Rich, Tucson AZ on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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Love the speakers! Great sound from OEM. Everything needed for a trouble free installation!

Sony XS-GT1638F Speakers

Written By ZaxaryT, Rio Rancho, New Mexico on Monday, March 23, 2015

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The stock paper-cone speakers on my 92' Toyota Paseo were falling apart and rotted. I chose these Sonys for their low price and the Brand's good track record with me, and they've so far delivered. The only problem I have with them is that when it's cold, the speakers pop a lot so I have to wait until the cabin of the car is warmed up before I use them. But overall the sound is leaps and bounds better than what I had before.

Pros: Sound, especially in the mid to high range

Cons: Speakers pop when the cones are cold.

Sony XS-GT1638F

Written By Satch, Ohio on Thursday, March 12, 2015

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Great low cost factory upgrade that should last forever. I put Sony's in the rear first as the original AC Delco's went out. I was so happy when the front door AC Delco's stopped working & I was able to replace them with these. My truck sounds 100% better. What more could you say!

Pros: Should stand up to the beating that my work truck goes through. Snowplowing & Carpentry uses.

Sound great!

Written By Jeff, Roxbury, ME on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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Replaced speakers on a 1999 Saturn sl2. These Sony's play nice and clear even with the volume all the way up. A nice upgrade from 16 year old stock speakers.

Pros: Fit well with the mounting brackets provided. Inexpensive, clear sound.

Cons: none

Outstanding speakers!!

Written By Jim, Nevada on Tuesday, March 03, 2015

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And it's not even about the price!! Normally, my wife can't tell the difference in sound quality, so the only reason I ordered these was because she blew the passenger side door speaker. I was already ordering a new HU for the Avalanche for a back up camera, so figured what the heck. After installing them and the HU, she started to complain that the rear door speakers sounded like crap. So I had to order another pair for the back. She had the fader set to 10 rear because the sound was so out of balance with the stock speakers. Can't wait for them to arrive so I don't have to listen to her about the poor quality of the stock speakers compared to the Sonys.

Pros: Astounding sound for 6 1/2" speakers. Three speakers in one!

Cons: None!

Sony SX-GT 1638F

Written By John F., Parlin NJ on Sunday, February 22, 2015

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Speaker are a Great bonus to replacing my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee original back speakers. Worth every dollar, your not gonna get crazy bass out if these but they are Not ment for that anyway. Great mids an highs.

Pros: Price, clarity,Great fit

Cons: Not a lot of bass

Good sounded speaker

Written By Trucks, Salisbury, NC on Sunday, February 22, 2015

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Good speaker but need sub for bass

Pros: Low profile

Cons: No bass

Very Pleased!

Written By Monk, Texas on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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Speakers are great for the price has a lil bit of base and they sound awsome I am very pleased with these speakers and it took me a total of 30 mins to install will all the stuff Crutchfield sent with it ill give it 100/100 stars!

Pros: Easy instillation, great sound, great price!

Cons: I didnt buy them sooner!

Nice sound!

Written By Michael, Summerville, SC on Monday, January 26, 2015

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These speakers are awesome. Worth the cost. Did not expect to hear what came from those small speakers.

Pros: Great sound!

Cons: None!

Sony XS-GT1638F

Written By Paul, Hawaii on Sunday, January 25, 2015

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Great upgrade from the factory speakers!

Pros: Great instruction and installation gear.

Cons: Shouldn't have waited so long.

Nice Speakers!

Written By Tim, Kansas City on Saturday, January 24, 2015

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Great speakers...Easy to install!!

Speaker sound quality

Written By Bill, Grand Junction, co on Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Replacing 10 year old speakers in my 2005 Nissan Xterra. Replaced one real speaker which was blown, tried the speaker before replacing the other 3. The new speaker was very tinny with little to no base. I ended up leaving my old stock speakers in the car as they sounded better than the new Sony speakers. Disappointed.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Sound quality marginal. Would sound ok if you had a separate base speaker. They have little to no base sound.

Speakers for Dad

Written By Robert, Kentucky on Thursday, January 01, 2015

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Sound great. Replaced his old rotting factory speakers in his 2003 Silverado.

Fits perfectly and sounds great

Written By Tim, Phoenix, AZ on Thursday, January 01, 2015

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These speakers fit great in the doors of my son's 2001 GMC Yukon XL. Bought four for front and rear balance and they sound great. Easy install; fit perfect; we did not need the bracket for our install. Also bought the surround baffles to keep out moisture. This year's xmas gift was a new Kenwood X598 stereo (see separate review). Together they sound awesome. Don't hesitate to replace the garbage factory stereo unit; you will be amazed! I have been buying Sony and Kenwood car stereo gear for decades and have never been disappointed.

Pros: Fits perfectly, easy install, good CF instructions, sounds great for the money

Cons: None

Better than factory speakers

Written By tbbaot, Tampa on Sunday, December 28, 2014

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Lot's of guys trash these speakers as not having enough bass. What do you expect for the price? These are great factory replacement speakers and for most who intend to keep the sound inside their car they are more than fine. If you like bass that vibrates your windshield and causes hearing damage then look elsewhere.

Pros: Price, accurate sound, base is fine for most. They are shallow mount so will fit in doors with tight clearances

Cons: They will not please people who expect lots of bass for the money.

Great performance

Written By Edwin, J.D., Puerto Rico on Monday, December 15, 2014

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Easy and fast installation, great sound improvement over the stock door speaker. Used in combination of two Sound Ordnance P-35 dash speakers and a Sony head unit. Took about an hour and a half installing four door speakers and two dash speakers.

Pros: Easy installation, Sound performance improved 100% over stock speakers. Great price

Cons: None at this moment

Woould not reccomend

Written By Justin M., Ruth,MI on Saturday, December 06, 2014

Wish i did more research, worked good for a little while but speakers slowly started to fail and pop if i had a song with alot of bass, even truned down so it was quiet. Definately not what i thought i was paying for

Stay Away

Written By Anonymous, Washington, D.C. on Thursday, December 04, 2014

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Awful sound. my factory speakers sounded 10X better

Pros: Non

Cons: Where do I begin....

Crutchfield response on Thursday, December 04, 2014 Previous customer. This order placed over the internet on Nov. 21st, order #41101810. Customer has had no contact w/either CS or tech. 176 people have rated this 4 1/2 stars. Maybe tech can reach out to him?


Written By Jimmy, Maine on Saturday, November 29, 2014

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Returning speakers. Bought because of all the good reviews. Speakers sound worse than my stock Prius speakers. Very thin sound no low response at all Will do more research next time

Cons: Bad sound

Sony speakers

Written By Chagos, Collingwood on Friday, November 28, 2014

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The speakers were a cinch to install and they sound awesome. I would recommend this product to a friend

Pros: Easy Install, Great Sound and look good.

Cons: None

Expected more from Sony

Written By MikeC789, New Jersey on Saturday, November 08, 2014

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As I read in former reviews, they all pretty much hit on the cons of these speakers. These were BARELY upgrades for my 1997 accord. I found that these speakers were lacking in bass and sounded "hollow" or flat. Only a few months after purchase I found myself with a blown speaker in my right door, The volumes that were being played should have not harmed this speaker at all. This speaker lacks bass and blows way to easily. In fact, i reinstalled the factory speaker to replace the blown one, and it actually sounds just as good as the Sony's. I don't recommend these if you're looking for true upgrades from your factories. Spend a little extra and get something else.

Pros: Affordable

Cons: Lacking bass Blows easily Mediocre sound

Good sound or the price

Written By rafyapon, San Juan, PR on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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Excellent sound for the price. Great bass if you have the right receiver. Hooked it up with a Pioneer MVH-X370BT, and it was perfect.

Pros: Great sound. Price.

Cons: None

big sound

Written By KW, Norfolk, VA on Monday, October 27, 2014

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Didn't think I could get full sound from a small speaker. I was wrong.

Pros: Perfect fit and big sound from this 3 way.

Cons: None.

Great Speakers

Written By Terry, Bradenton FL on Sunday, October 12, 2014

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Great sounding speakers. The installation went very smooth thanks to the enclosed instructions.

Honda S2000 Retrofit

Written By indieboo, Charleston, SC on Saturday, October 11, 2014

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Was looking to replace the OEM speakers which sounded shallow & tinny. Crutchfield said that these speakers fir with no modifications needed and sounded good. The speakers were an exact fit and sound great.

Pros: Sound, fit, value

Cons: none

Awesome Speakers for the Price

Written By ChaseD., CA on Thursday, October 09, 2014

Awesome speakers if you are putting a system into your car that includes a subwoofer. Got these rocking in my truck with a 10 inch JL audio sub and together they sound awesome. When the sub is turned off these speakers virtually have no bass in them, but that's exactly what i wanted as I just wanted the mids and highs expressed.

Sony XS-GT1638F

Written By Anonymous, Illinois on Sunday, October 05, 2014

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So far they sound go9d and they are h9lding up

Pros: Simple to install

03 Trailblazer OEm Replacement

Written By NPC, Louisiana on Saturday, October 04, 2014

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All the components required to install were provided..Installation took less than 2 hours..the speakers exceeded my expectation..Highly recommend these speakers..The sound quality is excellent and plenty of volume, treble, mid range and bass response.>We are not trying to rock all the other drivers in traffic but the soudn quality sure makes listening to our favorite music a real pleasure

Pros: included above

Cons: no cons to note as yet


Written By Anonymous, Leominster,ma on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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Great fit for replacing stock speakers and I couldn't be more happy with the Sony's.

Great Speakers, Great Price

Written By Lee, Bolingbrook, IL on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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I bought a 2002 Acura RL and have to replace the speakers. This pair was a great choice for what I need! being 3-way, it hit the highs, lows, mids just perfect, and with Acura's stock power amp - it was awesome! I installed this on the rear deck in concert with Sony XS-GT1338F - so you get the sweet spot. Great bang for the heard-earned bucks!

Pros: Great pair for any application and taste of music.

Cons: None at this time.

Sony XS-GT1638F

Written By Anonymous, Edgewater,FL on Thursday, September 04, 2014

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Sony speaker review

Written By Derek k, Berea ky on Friday, August 22, 2014

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Great speaker for the price. Sounds better than factory.

Pros: Easy to install once the door is apart. Sounds great.


Written By Connor, Memphis, TN on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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Definitely an upgrade from factory speakers, however, have had 2 speakers blow with normal use. Bass is okay, nothing special. Don't expect too much from them.

Pros: Better than factory speakers

Cons: Blow easily Bass isn't great, even with boost

Sony XS-GT1638F

Written By JulioI, Cabo Rojo, PR on Sunday, August 17, 2014

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Installed as part of a full factory replacement on a 2014 Nissan Sentra. Much cleaner sound than the factory speakers.

Pros: Good overall sound at an affordable price.

Cons: Unfortunately there was no MasterSheet for my car so I had to look elsewhere for instructions on how to disassemble my car's interior, a not so difficult but lenghty process. The adapter included made installation easier but one of the tabs had to be modified because it wasn't aligned with the screw hole.

Decent speakers

Written By Bpashk, Pittsburgh, PA on Monday, August 04, 2014

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The speakers sound nice and are a decent upgrade over factory speakers, which were blown. The only thing I don't like is these things have virtually NO BASS. I read the other reviews that said the bass was weak but it's pretty much non-existent.

Pros: Good upgrade from factory speakers.

Cons: No Bass.


Written By Wes, Charlotte, NC on Sunday, August 03, 2014

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I returned these speakers after about a 2 weeks of use. I found they sounded very flat. I caught some polks on sale for only $10 more and couldn't be happier now.

Cons: Sound depth

Sony speakers

Written By Eddy w, New York on Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Sounded good for about 2 days then one of the speakers started to give a distorted sound (I did not play them loud at all). Took the bad speaker out and the cloth around the woofer was wrinkled and had collapsed in a 1" section. I expect more from Sony, but really not surprised...should have gone with Alpine/ Polk to begin with.

Pros: Sounded good for the time it worked

Cons: Poor materials surrounding the woofer. I went and got some Alpines to replace...they sound great. Will not go back to low price sony speakers..lesson learned.

good speakers

Written By Anonymous, Philadelphia, PA on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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Good sound, good upgrade from factory speakers not great if you looking for about of bass

Pros: Great price for upgrade of factory speakers.

Cons: Not good for bass


Written By Ron H, Houston, TX on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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Don't recommend. Only marginally better than the lame speaker that came in the 2014 Accord Sport

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Sound has no mid-range or get what you paid for (cheap)

Sony speakers

Written By Anonymous, Hesperia, CA on Monday, July 07, 2014

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I really thought Sony made a better product. Installed in car and in one week speakers are already blown. On a stock stereo system , very disappointed.

Waste of time and money

Written By JeffB, Omaha, Ne on Friday, July 04, 2014

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One of the factory speakers in my Dodge Dakota went bad, so I bought these to replace the factory speakers. The factory speakers sounded way better. These sound tinny and cheap, and no bass. I even double checked the polarity because of the lack of bass. I realize these are not high priced speakers, but what's the point of aftermarket speakers that sound worse than factory? These are likely to be sent back for a refund.

Pros: They might be ok if you also use a sub woofer.

Cons: Cheap sound and lacking in bass. Factory speakers sound better, at least on a Dodge Dakota.

Good review

Written By Dominic, Sunderland, MD on Friday, June 27, 2014

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These speakers are great! Great sound quality. I was looking to boost my treble in my car and I got just what I was looking for

Great Product

Written By JeffH, Illinois on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Sounds great in my Tahoe. Easy to install.

Good speakers

Written By Frank, Kansas City, MO on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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Fit and worked as expected

Great Value!

Written By Bob H., Lubbock, TX on Thursday, June 12, 2014

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These were for an older model pickup truck, so only two doors to work with, and these Sony speakers sound great, especially for the price. Shipping was extremely fast, and customer service, with whom I had a couple of conversations, was terrific. Buy from Crutchfield with confidence.

Pros: Great price, excellent product, quick ship, and top notch customer service.

Cons: None

Sony XS-GT1638F

Written By Anonymous, san antonio, tx on Sunday, June 08, 2014

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ordered two, one is blown with normal usage in a stock configuration.

Sony XS-GT1638F (2000 Silverado)

Written By Scott, Columbia City, IN on Thursday, June 05, 2014

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Very nice sounding speakers for the money. These were installed in the doors of my 2000 Silverado. Very big improvement over the factory speakers. I also installed Polk Dxi461 speakers in the rear pillar. The Sony's sound much better than the Polk's.

Pros: - Very easy to install with the adapter and wiring harness provided by Crutchfield. - Great sound.

Cons: None so far.

Sound just fine

Written By dmac, LB,MS on Tuesday, June 03, 2014

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Speakers sound great. Way better than stock when your on a budget.

Pros: Sound good,

Cons: N/A


Written By Srosen, Everett, Wa on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Sound good

Pros: price...


Written By Lane, Jackson, MS on Thursday, May 22, 2014

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What a great value for the price. I got mine for $39 on scratch and dent even though I never found a scratch or a dent. Such an improvement over my wore out stock speakers

Pros: Easy installation with free wiring harnesses and speaker adapters.

Cons: NONE

Quick Shipping!

Written By Michaela, Bradford, RI on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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Awesome job Crutchfield! They were shipped to me in two days, way quicker than the estimation time. installation was easy, just wish I would have been notified I needed to screw them into my doors. All in all I'm vey happy!

Sony XS-GT1638F

Written By Anonymous, San Clemente, CA on Monday, May 12, 2014

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These speakers are so good compared to my stock ones it had before and for the price not bad

Good sound for the money

Written By Todd C., Saint Paul, IN on Sunday, May 11, 2014

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Replaced the stock speakers in my Scion tC. Good sound ..not a lot of bass, but a really good value.

pretty good

Written By stuponski, grand rapids, MN on Sunday, May 11, 2014

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this are great speakers for the price

Pros: they work

Cons: they dont make me cookies


Written By dave w., princeton or on Friday, May 09, 2014

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very ezey to instol sowned very good

Pros: nice cleer sownd better than the stock speekers

Cons: mabe a litel beter base

Great replacement speakers in a 2001 Silverado

Written By Dukeboy40475, Richmond, KY on Sunday, April 27, 2014

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I bought these Sony 3- way speakers to replace the stock speakers in a 2001 Chevy Silverado extended cab. I had already replaced the stock stereo with a higher- end Kenwood. I had listened to some of these speakers at a local big box store and they sounded better to my ears than some higher priced speakers that were also on display. I paired them with some 4X6 Kicker 40CS464 speakers in the rear doors. I also left the OEM tweeters installed and hooked up. The big box store wanted $184 just to install speakers. I got both sets of speakers from Crutchfield with all of the installation gear for less than $100 and decided to try installing them myself. I had never installed speakers in a car before, but the door panels in a Silverado come off pretty easily. I had a buddy, who had never installed any speakers in a car either, help me. It took us about an hour and a half to install all four speakers, which included having to drill some holes for the rear speakers. Someone with experience could probably do it a lot quicker. The install on the front speakers was really easy with the supplied mounting bracket, which snapped right into the factory speaker mounting position. No drilling is required for the front speakers to be mounted if you use the bracket. The sound quality out of these is great compared to stock. They work just fine with the factory tweeters as well. If you've replaced your stock stereo you owe it to yourself to replace your stock speakers as well.

Pros: Great sound, especially for the price Easy installation (at least in a Silverado)

Cons: None observed yet

Sony XS-GT1638F

Written By Anonymous, Baton Rouge, La. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Mid & Highs are great but not enough bass

Pros: Md & Highs great

Cons: Not enough bass

sony xs-gt 1638f

Written By bobbyl, San Juan , PR on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Excellent choice, great sound and fit perfect.

Sony XS-GT1638F

Written By Steve C., Phoenix AZ on Monday, April 21, 2014

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