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You can't hear your favorite songs live in concert everyday, but Alpine's Type-R Series speakers can recreate the concert feel as they bring out your music's natural vibrance and detail.

The efficient SPR-13C 5-1/4" speakers broadcast full low-frequency response with hybrid layered-pulp woofers, so you'll feel as if the bass guitarist is right beside you. Rubber surrounds resist deterioration and keep the woofers moving smoothly and consistently for accurate sound.

Premium silk ring-dome tweeters radiate bright vocals and sparkling instrumentals, without the annoying ear fatigue that inferior tweeters can cause. You can swivel the tweeters to provide the best stereo imaging for your car.

Priced per pair
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Product Highlights:

  • 5-1/4" 2-way car speakers (pair)
  • hybrid layered-pulp and mica-coated woofer with rubber surround
  • 1" swiveling silk ring-dome tweeter
  • power range: 2-90 watts RMS (270 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 70-27,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 86 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-5/16"
  • 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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good - not great --yet

Written By James, MI on Monday, May 10, 2010

I read ALL good reviews on these, then bought these to replace OEM front speakers, replaced one and hooked stereo back up to briefly compare the two and I honestly didn't hear a significant difference, although I haven't installed my amp yet.

ONE thing that I have read NOWHERE in any specs or reviews: On the INSIDE flap of the box it reads :

WARNING: this product contains a high performance tweeter. If there is a tweeter already installed in your car, then you must disconnect its terminals. If you leave the original tweeter connected and connect this product in parallel, then a fault may develop in this product, so you are strongly recommended not to do so.

That is precisely what i had intended on doing, replacing my 5.25" with alpines, and also upgrading the tweeter in my stock 6-speaker buick. Why is this warning hidden on the inside of the box and not on any sites?


Written By Anonymous, Alabama on Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I put these in the back of my 1995 Honda civic coupe, they were like amazing, i put them in the back and still have 6 1/2 component front speakers to install, i will leave feedback for them later, anyway back to these, AMAZING, so clear, highs and mids and awesome, bass is there but it wont make your mirrors shake or anything but its very clear, keep in mind i dnt have them on an amp, they are jsut running off the alpine cda-9885, you won't regret buying these i promise.


Written By Brent, Orlando Area, FL on Wednesday, July 22, 2009

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I have a 2006 Acura TSX non-navi stock headunit.

The stock door speakers seemed tired and really output too much bass and
not enough mids and highs (even with the stock tweeters). I decided a fun
project would be to replace them.

The first set sent were infinity 6032cf's which sounded good for 2 minutes,
but the stock amp cut them off. Warning: know the OHMs (impedence
rating) of your amplifier before buying speakers. If the speaker ohms are
lower than the amp's, the speaker will draw too much power, causing your
amp to shut down. (Which mine did).

My second set were Boston S55's which were, in my opinion a downgrade
from stock. Highs were clear as a bell, but a speaker blew in 2 days and it
was one of the dual tweeters. Very disconcerting.

Alas! The Alpine SPR-13C! They are a tad too deep for my install, but I
made it work. In 3 days of use, i am very impressed at their ability to
handle the entire spectrum - mids and highs and CLEAN bass - something I
haven't heard in my car - ever! In fact, these are so clean, i'm hearing one
of my rear door speakers is blown - i never would have known. These won't
fit back there, but wow - i would buy another set if I knew I could fit them.
The audio in my car now sounds like the luxury car its masquerading as.

I now know that Alpine isn't hype, and you get what you pay for. Thanks to
C-Field for the quick and easy returns, and great customer support!

Alpine SPR-13C

Written By theresa, Easton Maryland on Thursday, April 10, 2008

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I put these in my front door, along with 6 and a half inch kenwoods in the rear, powered by the pioneer 760 watt amp and its the most incredible sound ive ever heard. If you want music that that has ZERO distortion, and awesome mids and highs then theres no substitute for the type R's. Its worth the money trust me!


Written By Daniel, Baldwin, WI on Wednesday, September 05, 2007

I bought these to replace my front speakers and i cannot say how awsome these speakers are every person i have let listen to my car say they cant beleve the clarity and the quality of the sound and ill i have is a factory radio with the new 2007 type r 6x9s and these and all i can say is WOW!

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Lift rings
  • 8 Self-tapping screws (4mm x 30mm)
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Warranty sheet
  • Important Notice sheet

Product Research


Woofers: The Alpine Type-R series coaxial speakers feature woofer cones made of hybrid layered-pulp with mica coating for great bass response. For durability and superior linearity, the woofers have rubber surrounds.

Swivel Tweeters: The speakers are equipped with 1" (25mm) silk ring-dome tweeters for greater detail and bright, crisp highs. These tweeters can swivel to improve off-axis response in less-than-ideal installations. You can aim the tweeter by hand for best high frequency response at your listening position.

Motor Structure: The High-performance Linear Drive Motor structure features a large magnet that is almost as big as the voice coil diameter. Its dual radial magnet and twin gap, combined with a square, edge-wound voice coil, gives the diaphragm linear movement over a much greater range. This design allows the speaker to be faithful to the input signal even during high excursion, for accurate musical reproduction and deep bass.

Speaker Rings: Two rings are included with the speakers that are used to properly align the grilles, when mounted to the top of a door panel or rear deck. If the speakers are being mounted behind the door panel (using the existing OEM grille), the rings are not needed. Note: Using the rings decreases the top mounting depth by approximately 1/8".

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