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Alpine SPS-17C2

6-1/2" 2-way car speakers
For 6-1/2" and 6-3/4" openings

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Item #: 500SPS17C2

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Overview

Our take on the Alpine SPS-17C2

Alpine's Type-S speakers combine outstanding materials and construction with an attractive price. Their efficient design provides powerful sound even when system power is low — yet beefy internal parts ensure they can handle it when you crank the volume.

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Alpine's Type-S speakers combine outstanding materials and construction with an attractive price. Their efficient design provides powerful sound even when system power is low — yet beefy internal parts ensure they can handle it when you crank the volume.

But powerful output doesn't count for much if you don't like what you're hearing. The SPS-17C2 6-1/2" speakers are bound to please your ears — pivoting silk dome tweeters direct clear highs to your ears without a hint of harshness. The aluminum-coated woofer cones move freely in the air-injected rubber surrounds for full, strong, and accurate bass response.

Priced per pair
Note: Sorry, Crutchfield cannot ship Alpine products to Guam or Puerto Rico.

Good low end on these speakers. Middle tweeter pivots. Materials used should withstand hot temps and sun light. The cones move allot due to bass excursion when pushing them. Make sure you don't use other shallow speaker grills.

Glenn, Fairport, NY

What's in the Box:

  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Adapter rings
  • Two 12" Lengths of speaker wire (each has quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • 8 Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Machine screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Warranty sheet
  • Important information notice
  • Specifications and template are on the box

Product Highlights:

  • 2-way car speakers for 6-1/2" and 6-3/4" locations (pair)
  • aluminum-coated woofer cone with air-injected rubber surround
  • 1" pivoting silk dome tweeter
  • square voice coil design and Nomex spider
  • power range: 2-50 watts RMS (250 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 35-30,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 92 dB
  • mounting tabs for use in 6-3/4" openings
  • top-mount depth: 2-1/4"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Alpine SPS-17C2 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

155 Reviews

full Range

Written by: Glenn from Fairport, NY on April 1, 2009

2001 Saturn SL2
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good low end on these speakers. Middle tweeter pivots. Materials used should withstand hot temps and sun light. The cones move allot due to bass excursion when pushing them. Make sure you don't use other shallow speaker grills.

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Very good full range speaker

Written by: Pat from SF Bay Area on March 6, 2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers rock. They cary a full range of sound. they don't go way down deep but that is what a sub is for. I adjusted my amp to the high pass to keep the lows out of them and they go load and no distortion. great buy for the money.

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Great sound

Written by: James from West TN on February 17, 2009

2004 Honda Accord LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Ever so sad to see that these are discotinued, these speakers sound great in the 04 Honda Accord that I installed them in. I would not however say that these speakers are a "direct" fit replacement. It did take a little fabricating as the holes in the doors, are somewhat smaller, for making the speaker fit flush. However the speaker mounting adaptors that came with these, help out this situation alot. Still was a little of work to get them mounted to where they will fit the door panel area for the speakers, but once they were in...OHHH what a fantastic sound they brought out, far better then the factory originals. Was hoping to get some more for others!

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Fantastic!

Written by: David from Bellevue, WA on February 2, 2009

2000 Toyota Corolla
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was planning on getting a subwoofer (Alpine Type-R 12") for my car, but knew that I needed to upgrade my speakers to make sure that the mids and highs would still come through. I installed them about a month ago, and these speakers have great clarity and really brings the music to life! You will notice a huge difference in sounds quality, especially if upgrading from basic, stock speakers. Be aware that because this speaker is designed to reproduce mids and highs, you will probably get less bass response from them. This is normal. If you need/want bass, get a subwoofer -- don't try to pump it through these speakers. All-in-all: Great quality at a great price! Also, Crutchfield includes basically everything (except tools) to make sure you've got what you need for installation -- wiring kits, adaptor plates (if necessary), and directions (real men don't need 'em!).

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Great Value!

Written by: Douglas from Sumter, SC on February 1, 2009

1995 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers are the perfect choice for a budget minded car stereo enthusiast. At Crutchfield's price they are almost a give away.

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Great Speakers

Written by: Clarence from Highland CA on January 28, 2009

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are great speakers for the money. If you don't need hip-hop level bass and like to listen to jazz, R&B, folk and oldies these will be a perfect physical and audio fit for the Jeep Grand Cherokee 1994. The included kit and instructions made installation a breeze.

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: ctjim from Bristol, CT on January 28, 2009

Great Product, Great Price. The difference between the factory stock speakers and the Alpines was NOTICEABLE! I have always been an Alpine fan, and Crutchfield offered a great price on these discontinued speakers. With the economic times being what they are, the cost/value on this product is way up there. Thanks Crutchfield!

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Better Than Expected

Written by: Werner from Mesa, AZ on January 24, 2009

2003 Chevrolet Impala
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was looking for an above average speaker to match my current Alpine car stereo. This exceeded my expectations. Good bass and excellent treble. I would definitely buy this product again and recommend it to a friend.

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: raul from San Antonio, Tx. on January 18, 2009

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good quality speakers at a great price.

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: Alan from Louisville, KY on January 18, 2009

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

Speakers are very good, but mounting hardware left a little to be desired. Had to drill into the bracket because the bolts weren't deep enough to use with the existing mount ring.

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Improvement

Written by: Kevin from Lisle, IL on January 17, 2009

2007 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers put out decent sound with the right source. I give the speakers 4 stars but the stock head unit 1 star. These speakers are wasted using the factory HU. The speakers do a good job of letting me know which tracks, either on a CD or via my iPod, are junk.

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Clean, distortion free sound

Written by: William from Austin, Texas on January 17, 2009

2001 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought these because they would fit my 2001 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab, they were recommended by Crutchfield as an easy install and because the lousey (stock) paper front speakers were split and ratteling. ... and further offered from the Crutchfield "Scratch and Dent" department for another ten bucks off. BTW, there was not a single scratch orf dent or anything mark at all on them!! For door speakers, install was a snap. While the rear door speakers still work OK, I'm thinking about replacing them with Alpines too. In addition to the door speakers, I had already added a small (8") Audiobahn sub (w/ Kicker amp). The sub is enclosed in a small carpeted box that sits on the floor behind the drivers seat. For me, age 61, this system meets my needs perfectly and Eric Clapton, Jimmy Buffett and The Mavericks sound awesome!!

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Great Speakers

Written by: Chris from Cocoa, Florida on January 4, 2009

2006 Honda CRV LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought 2 pair of these speakers to replace the horrible stock speakers in my 06 Honda CRV. I had to enlarge the mounting location for the speakers and purchased the baffles to help with the sound. I ended up having to use spacers to bump the speaker and baffles out about 1/2" so they wouldn't interfere with the power window. Now, i also added two tweeters (real ones) and did some re-wiring so i could use my own 4-channel amplifier. I have the two tweeters and the two rear-door speakers running off the amp and the front-door speakers running directly from the deck (Kenwood Excelon KDC-X792). The end result is a great sounding system. Now, the bass isn't trunk-rattling, but it does sound nice. I originally wanted to try the baffles without cutting a port in them and you could tell the sound wasn't at 100%, so after about a week i took them out and cut port-holes in them and it definitely made a difference. They are still new and still sound a little tight, so i'm sure after a few more weeks, they will loosen up and sound even better.

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Great speakers great value

Written by: Nam from alabama on December 21, 2008

2007 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought these to replace the front doors on my 07 tundra. these speakers rock. for all of those expecting to get any "low" bass on 6.5s it aint gonna happen no matter what brand or how expensive. add a sub if you want BASS. these speakers do deliver excellent mid bass and excellent mids/highs however and when coupled with an amp you will definitely be pleased. I'm runnin it with 50rms and they kick. I would definitely buy these and forget about spending more money for anything else. Crutchfield as always great service.

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: Dave from St. Ignace, MI on December 18, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed these on 12-18-08 in my '02 Avalanche, and they sound great. Big improvement over OEM. Installed all four in about three hours. Thanks to Wes for his advice, and for the price they're a steel. You can't go wrong with Crutchfield

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First time Alpine buyer.....Not dissapointed!

Written by: Opie from Fort Lauderdale, FL on November 26, 2008

2000 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I replaced my VW stock speakers with these Alpines, and the difference in sound is night and day. Clear sounding music with great bass sound. I'm completely satisfied with these speakers, and for the price...you can't go wrong! After installing these, and hearing how great the sound is, I went ahead and replaced my Pioneer DEH-470MP head unit with an Alpine CDA-9884 and the sound was even better! I can't wait to hook up the amp to these speakers and a Sub in the trunk. Great Speakers!

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Unbelievable speakers for the price

Written by: James from Union Co, NJ on November 25, 2008

2000 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed these speakers into my 2000 Nissan Frontier to replace the so-called premium speakers I ordered when I got the car. These Alpine's installed like a breeze ( thanks to Crutchfield's tech sheet) without any modifications. The bass and mid-range is decent. A tremendous improvement over the factory set.

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Not Bad

Written by: Anonymous from Omaha, Nebraska on November 22, 2008

2003 Jeep Liberty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought these speakers for my jeep liberty and they at first sounded terrible! i figured out though that it was a pair of the speakers that were broke idk so i called crutchfield and they sent me two new ones for free and they work fine. If you dont have an aftermarket stereo i would say not to buy them because i dont think you will have enough power to make them sound good. Not much bass unless i turn my bass boost on +6 but thats not that smart. These are great speakers for people just wanting a little upgrade, GREAT for the Price!!!

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At this price, its a steal, but heads up to Pilot owners

Written by: William from Ashburn, VA on November 21, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed these last weekend in my fiances 2004 Honda Pilot. These blow away the factory alpines. Mids and Highs are crisp and clean at any volume. The bass is not going to shake your rear view but it is refreshingly tight with no distortion. At high volumes or bass levels, they do vibrate the doors with most hip hop. For 6.5 you shouldnt be dissapointed. Replacing the factory sub this weekend anyway. Great deal for the price. She loves them and couldnt be happier with the new sound. "Factory speakers suck, huh? These sound better than the bose in our lexus" to quote her. Shes right and I think I have to upgrade that system. Cant have her car sounding better than mine. I generally never write reviews but wanted to post this one to give Honda Pilot owners a heads up. Installation is a breeze in the front doors. Just a few little cuts in the factory baffles to make a nice fit, anyone could do it. The rears doors are a different story. The baffle is slighter smaller, forcing you to modify it like crazy. What a pain! If you are handy... then the price more than jusitfys the headache. However if you are taking on an install for the first time,and arent a rig master, this may be more than you want to deal with. Consider some of the shallower 6.5s on crutchfield for the rear doors. They will install with the same ease at the front doors. Buy these with confidence!

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Always go with Alpine

Written by: Martin from Lansing, MI on November 17, 2008

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have had Alpine products in the past with great results, and this is no exception. I installed 4 of these in about 2 hours, and even keeping the factory head unit, the difference was profound. Music was no longer sounds, but real music, and has that awsome Alpine clarity. Don't think twice, these speakers will not let you down. If I do any more upgrades in this vehicle or any other, I will always go with Alpine.

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: Joe from columbus,oh on November 15, 2008

2006 Toyota Tacoma
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put these in a 2006 tacoma, for the price you will pick up things in your music that were never there with your stock speakers. Hooked up to a Kenwood head no amp and these sound very nice.

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I am amazed! Excellent sound/bass

Written by: Azhriaz from Normal, IL on November 11, 2008

1995 GMC Yukon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought these to replace the front door speakers in my 95 Yukon. The sound quality is above par. It has excellent bass built in. I would HIGHLY recommend these speakers. In fact, I'm ordering another pair to fill in an altered rear location because they out perform the replacement 4 X 10's I used. Excellent quality!

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Good Bass for the money

Written by: Roy from GA on November 7, 2008

1999 Toyota Corolla
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After replacing stock speakers in the rear deck with these speakers, I decided to replace the doors as well. For the money, they are excellent speakers that provide great highs, and good bass. For those complaining of bass, and if you feel these speakers don't provide enough bass, a separate sub is needed. I've always used Pioneer, Polk, and Kenwood speakers in the past. I must admit for the money, these are excellent. And Crutchfield's free stuff makes the install a delight.

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great fot the money

Written by: Michael from Arlington, VA on November 4, 2008

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are great sounding speakers. They replaced two blown stock speakers in the front doors. 2002 Chevy Silverado. Alpine deck, stock speakers in the rear ext cab doors, and 10" powered sub. I purchased the sub after I re-did the speakers and deck knowing I would want to do this. I like well rounded stereos, I listen to almost all types of music and these do a good job. You are not paying 500 bucks for these so why would you expect that kind of performance? For mids and highs they are good. FOr what I payed they are really good sounding. With the sub they sound perfect.

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Love at first sound

Written by: Owen from Long Beach MS on November 2, 2008

1976 Chevrolet K Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Have 4 of these on a Alpine MRP-F250. Sounds heavenly compared to my old system(which was one 6.5 inch speaker on an am/fm radio from the seventies). I don't see the point in buying really expensive speakers when you can buy cheaper speakers that sound this good. Owen

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: Robert from Centreville, MD on November 1, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good speakers for the price. Easy installation on my 1999 Silverado. They have a clear crisp sound, but if your looking for bass, these are not for you.

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Good sound, not much bass

Written by: Rodney from Upper Marlboro on October 27, 2008

2002 Nissan Sentra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed these speakers in my niece's 2000 Nissan Sentra. I was disappointed at how little bass output there was. It was considerably less than the factory speakers, which had torn speaker cones. The midrange and highs on the Alpine's were very good. I will probably add a powered subwoofer at some point but I was hoping to avoid doing that.

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Perfect for my installation!

Written by: Will from Vacaville, CA on October 25, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These Alpines are great! I installed these as a replacement for the stocks in my Tundra rears. I am running the stock head and amp, so I was looking for a good, high sensitivity speaker, that had decent bass response. This hit it right on the head. These sound a lot better than what I had. In fact, these make me notice that I have rear speakers now. Before, you didn't even know that there was speakers in the back. I got them for better bass reproduction, but I am most impressed with the mids and highs. Installation was a breeze. It all fit perfectly, and I was done in under one hour. And that included getting a beer midway through. Overall, I am quite happy, and would really consider these for any application.

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Sounds good

Written by: Carlos from South Bound Brook, NJ on October 21, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had these installed in my 2002 Saab 9-3 hatcback paired with an alpine cda-9886 I purchased at the same time I did the pair for my front door speakers that had no speakers at the time. My Saab came with 4 speakers 2 in the dash and 2 in the side panel with 2 openings in the front doors but "No speakers" I did some research and found out that the 2 extra speakers in the front doors and extra amp was part of a premium package that was not acquired from the first owner is my guess. Well now that the background of the purchase is explained let me tell you that I am very happy with my purchase not just with the speakers but the customer service. I recieved an email with concern on compatibility so I called explained my situation and knowledge about my front door speakers non existence and the representative suggest I get wiring due to the very likely chance there would be none of it and no wire harness. The chances came to play finding out that there was no wiring or wire harness and the extra 8 dollars came to be worth it. I have to say I am already planning out the next set of speakers, subwoofers, amps etc. to complete my system all from crutchfield :D P.S. take into acount free shipping and fast processing. I ordered sunday and got everything tuesday.

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Good Buy solid performance

Written by: Curtis from College Station, TX on October 19, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Im running these speakers in the rear doors of my 2001 jeep cherokee, fully custom install, its not a factory location (to those who may be interested this involved only drilling mounting holes, running the wires and making a few slits in the door panel to let the sand through). Im feeding them 55 watts RMS each. They sound great, nice balanced response, not to heavy on the treble mid or bass, they lack true bottom end, but so do anything smaller than 6x8's except in competition series. They really dont need the power, they run well off of a head unit. They balance well with my otherwise al-polk setup, the soundstage is similar. In short, good sound and they stand up to my EXTREME volume abuse, slight overpowering and poor location.

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Jeep

Written by: Wade from PA on October 11, 2008

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I wanted these speakers for my rear doors to match the front Alpines. I talked to an advisor who like the web site stated that they would not fit for my application. I bought them anyway because I knew they would fit and they did. The sound quality is a little less than expected but still sounds good without an amp.

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Nothing Exciting

Written by: Victor from Bay Area, CA on October 7, 2008

2005 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I upgraded front door stock speakers on 2005 Toyota Camry with 6.5" Alpine SPS-17C2 and did not feel much improvement in sound quality. Sound from higher range was more clear, but there was no difference in bass. When comparing these to stock rear speakers (used Fade feature on car stereo to switch sound from front to back), I could not hear much bass at all from Alpine speakers. Tested with HD Radio unit Dual XHD6425. Then I switched from Alpine SPS-17C2 to 6x9 Blaupunkt GTx693 and vola! Bass and all sounds ranges came alive and now with Blaupunkt I can enjoy HD radio and MP3.

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Huge upgrade

Written by: Michael from Schenectalbatroyoga, NY on September 28, 2008

2005 Dodge Dakota
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

One of the factory installed paper speakers died in my Dakota, so it was a great opportunity to replace the poor stock speakers with something good. Wow, what an amazing upgrade these were over the factory speaker. The sound clarity, the depth, and the bass are excellent. I would love to have gone for a higher quality speaker, but at the costs per set, I could not pass up these Alpines. I had never installed a speaker before, but the Crutchfield instructions were perfect, step-by-step, in showing me exactly how to remove the door panel and old speakers and to install the new ones. Including the time spent reading the instructions and finding the screw that I dropped, the total install time was 75 minutes. P.S. Don't forget to pivot the tweeters according to the speaker location BEFORE you close the door panels. That added an additional 30 minutes, when I had to reopen the door to adjust the tweeters.

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Beth

Written by: bjareo1980 from Nebraska on September 27, 2008

These speakers are great. The sound is crisp, the balance is good, and for someone who wants something better than factory, they're great for the price. Since I'm not an expert on speakers or sound systems, I'm extremely happy with these Alpines!

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speakers

Written by: matt from london, ohio on September 27, 2008

great speakers for the price. you are not buying cheapos. and your not buying top of the line. pretty good for the price/\..

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: mrdude from blfd, wv on September 23, 2008

1997 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

these speakers are just ok.. if your expecting a huge difference you may be disapointed.. i had some speakers i got at walmart (lightning audio $29.95 a pair) in my nissan and thought alpine's would sound better.. they dont!!! at all!!! and i am not driving them with a stock nissan stereo.. i am driving them with a $700.00 alpine stereo 60wattsX4 the good news is they will probably sound better than stock factory speakers, and buying from crutchfield u will get everything you need to make the installation easy

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Fantastic Full Sound

Written by: Cornelius from Champaign, IL on September 21, 2008

1990 Mazda RX7
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers sound amazing. I first tested them using an aftermarket Pioneer head unit, and they work well with it. I am now driving them using a 100x2 amp, and they sound even better when you can turn them up. It seems like playing them at lower volumes doesn't quite produce their full sound. They do have very good bass for 6.5" speakers. My amp has a selectable high pass filter (flat, 125 Hz, 60 Hz), and all three sound different. So the speakers do have some response down very low (spec curve shows a flat response down to around 100 Hz). I am sure they would be enhanced by a subwoofer that plays only below 100 Hz, but a sub is far from necessary for just enjoying music. Summary: These are great speakers for the money!

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Great sounding speakers! Awsome value!

Written by: jcool1985 from Atlanta ga on September 19, 2008

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee

These speakers are great with my new alpine amp mrp-f250 and new clarion headunit. They sound great at low and high volumes and have great bass for 6 1/2's and the highs aren't harsh thanks to the silk tweeters. They are very efficent with power and play loud without distoration. A great value for the price. They sound as good as speakers that cost $100+. They fit my 2001 jeep grand cherokee as long as you use the plastic mounting ring and use the 3 tab mounts on it to mount the speakers in the rear doors.

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Unbeatable for the price

Written by: Dean from Lancaster, PA on September 15, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers are amazing, and the Crutchfield price cannot be beat. I replaced the stock speakers in my '98 Nissan Altima. I have an Alpine CDA-7894 to run them, and while that is a pretty powerful head unit, I feel confident in saying that these speakers will sound great on other systems as well. They are capable of very loud volume while still retaining sound quality, and reproduce sound clearly. Bass response is also AWESOME for the price range, and it is very accurate as well. These speakers make me want to go out and sit in my car just to play with the stereo.

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Clean sound

Written by: Jeff from Merritt Island, FL on September 15, 2008

1995 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installation was very easy in the rear deck of my '95 Honda Civic using the provided adapter rings. Also bought the baffles which do make a difference in the sound. The sound itself is very clean with great highs and mids. Bass is pretty good and as expected for this type of speaker. Would recommend expecially for the price.

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So far...eh

Written by: Joe Bu from Allen, TX on September 13, 2008

2003 Honda CRV EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed these speakers because I was told they were efficient enough for my Honda CRV factory radio to power them When I installed them, the sound was bass-less and very low volume. I suspected that would happen but nobody at Crutchfield would own up to it. I am installing a JL Audio cleansweep and a very good, clean amp. We will see. I will re-review when that is done. The 2 stars was because they fit. Joe Bu

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Thump!

Written by: Don from Wynne, AR on September 13, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

You just cant beat Alpine. I bought 2 sets to replace all the speakers in my 03 Saturn Ion and I was surprised at the clear, crispness and the bumping bass these little speakers can deliver. they are not the best of the best , but for the price, the performance is great. The installation was very easy and especially with the detailed instruction provided by Crutchfield. The clarity was really surprising especially at high volume. I would definately recommend. Especially at this low price.

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Good kick for your Buck!

Written by: Kevin from Salt Lake City, UT on September 12, 2008

2003 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Replaced my stock '03 Nissan Maxima (no Bose system) front door speakers. These speakers sound much better than the stock speakers. Great value for the money. Sound is crisp and clear. I would like some deeper bass sounds, but for the money what do you expect. EXCELLENT value for the price. I love listening to these babies. The installation guide provided by Crutchfield was very thorough and walked me perfectly though every step necessary to complete the installation myself. Perfect for the 1st time speaker installer.

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Good Speakers

Written by: Jonathan from Tucson, AZ on September 11, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm pretty happy with the speakers and the price is excellent. There are two minor issues: 1) The screws it came with only included machine screws for mounting without the covers--the covers clearly line up with the machine screw holes but require a much longer machine screw. It did come with clips and sheet metal screws for the adapter, however. 2) Several people have commented that the highs are a bit much. I've put my trebel in the "negative" to compensate. Not a terrible problem and more easily compensated for than the opposite I suppose. Overall, for the price, a good deal and I'm much happier than I was without them.

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: Chris K from Baltimore, MD on September 9, 2008

2002 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These guys are good for the price, def not "excellent" quality though. I'm using them with a Pioneer GPS headunit with 22w per channel output.

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: Don from CT on September 7, 2008

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers are a million times better than my stock speakers. No problems with installation in my 2003 Chevy Trailblazer. I crank em up loud and they still sound great. You won't be disappointed.

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: ray from elkton,md on September 4, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

great value for the money, i put them in my silverado front door easy as pie and they sound great

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Very Well Pleased

Written by: Joe from Southfield, MI on September 2, 2008

1993 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I am very happy with the sound generated by my new speakers. The sound is superior to that of the stock speakers that I had. No doubt, I made a great choice! Joe F.

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jose

Written by: jose from corpus christi,tex. on August 30, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

2007 silverado classic crew: the factory speakers have alot of bass(muffled)hensforth the audio eq.on the receiver,but these speakers tighten the bass and the highs are awesome.i did not disconnect the factory tweeters even though the alpine people recommend it.this is for the six speaker system.now the factory audio eq. can do it's thing.....the baffles really work,it keeps the speakers from resonating in the door,what a differance

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Awesome sound!!!

Written by: Michelle from New Jersey on August 30, 2008

1998 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Amazing sound and clarity!! I would recommend these speakers to anyone!!

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Alpine 6½" 2-Way

Written by: ThinkPink from Sturgis, SD on August 27, 2008

1992 Honda Accord LX
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Great speakers. Sound much, much better than the factory speakers in my '92 Honda Accord. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I had to modify my rear deck grills and trim the supplied bolts to make room. Honestly, they deserve a 4.75.

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Great choice for stock speaker replacements

Written by: Andrew from Bremerton, WA on August 25, 2008

I got these as part of a sound upgrade "project" for my 07 Civic EX sedan, and the difference between these speakers and the stock ones was incredible. The sound from these coaxes are much better than the separates that came with the system and much more than I was expecting. These weigh a lot more and the magnet diameter is about 3 times as large as the stock woofer. The materials used for these are much better as well. As far as installation, some drilling was required to mount them, but it was pretty simple. These are a great deal and they shouldn't be passed up if you're looking for a simple upgrade to your sound.

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Clear sound and fits better than you think

Written by: Keith from Hilliard, OH on August 25, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed these in an 07 Accord Sedan front door with adapters sent by Crutchfiled. Drilled three holes for each adapter and the speakers went on those. No modification of the door panel required at all. The mounting depth was 2 1/4 (pretty deep) and there was plenty of clearance on the door panel and the window behind the magnet. Completed both in an hour. Directions, adapters and harnesses from Crutchfield good, as always. 4 stars because less bass than I would expect from a 6 1/2 this hefty but very clear mids/highs and how much complaining can you do for this price!

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Great for value-They do fit in srt-4!!!

Written by: Walt from CTL,NC on August 24, 2008

This is the 3rd set of this speaker I have bought. (for different cars) They are good for the money. I put them in my 2004 dodge srt-4. It is said they don't fit, but if you use the included spacer from alpine and trim one edge, they fit perfect and sound great. No mods to the door panel or anything.

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Awsome!

Written by: Hank from Oregon City, OR on August 19, 2008

1998 Toyota Camry XLE
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Awsome speakers!! Better than hoped for. AAAAAA++++++++++

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: dra52091 from Holland, Pa on August 18, 2008

1996 Saturn SL2
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They sound great, and they were very inexpensive. =]

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Easy Install for 2000 Xterra

Written by: JOHN from Auburn, AL on August 17, 2008

1995 Dodge Ram 1500
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I installed these in the front of my daughter's Xterra. Factory speakers had blown out. Install was easy. Speaker rings fit with little cutting. Sound is great even with factory head unit.

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GREAT FOR THE PRICE

Written by: Jason from Joplin, MO on August 17, 2008

1993 Nissan Sentra
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these speakers are extremly high in sound quality. they wont give you the lows like some higher end 6x9s but they will give you highs in impressive detail. i was going to put these in the rear deck of my 93 nissan sentra, but i decided that the factory door speakers were terrible and needed to go. so i put them in there (this car had FACTORY clarion speakers!) but they were all blown, so now i replaced them, and with a 800 watt amp powering a bandpass box in the trunk, and infinitys in the rear deck, i finally have the sound that so many people look for. i listen to everything from death metal to easy listening, no trouble anywhere. dont buy these for the bass. buy them for improved highs.

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: George from Brooklyn, NY on August 13, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Treble and mid sound much better but the bass was better in factory speakers which were rated to 30 watts

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2006 Toyota Highlander

Written by: Kevin from Centreville, VA on August 11, 2008

2006 Toyota Highlander
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Just replaced all four EOM speakers in my 2006 Toyota Highlander with the Alpine SPS-17C2 speakers,....and WOW - what a difference. Even with the factory headunit, the difference is amazing. Crisp, clear highs and very solid lows. Combined with the Sirius Sportster 5 plug-and-play radio and the direct-connect FM adapter,...I am jamming in my Highlander !

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Great all around sound

Written by: ron from Madison, WI on August 8, 2008

1997 Toyota RAV4
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With these speakers you won't have to apologize for no bass. I tried several sets of speakers under $100, but these are the only ones that gave good sound in the high and low range. The chart says they won't fit because of the grills or tweeter, but I had no problem at all. Great speakers, great price.

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great upgrade for the chevy trailblazer

Written by: Chad from hayden, ID on August 6, 2008

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
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These are an excellent upgrade speaker for the price. I have 4 of them in my 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. Install was a breeze and they fit great. they handle low bass great, and if you set them up with a little bass package ( i run a 10" tube) they really perform well. The highs are nice and crisp and the mids hit just right. Dont get me wrong, these are no a substitution for a component set. But for a budget minded indivudal, looking to use stock mounting locations you cant go wrong.

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My Honda Fit stock sound better for some reason.

Written by: fithonda from CA on August 6, 2008

I bought 4 pairs of these speakers for my Honda. After installing them and listening to the new speakers. I notice the sound of the new speakers does not sound as good as the stock one. I had them installed at a audio shop. So I dont know what else to say about the speaker. Does any one have the same problem or have any solution to make them sound better than my stock.

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fits honda del-sol

Written by: Michael from oklahoma on August 6, 2008

1995 Honda Del Sol
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

the advisor said these speakers would NOT fit my 1995 honda del-sol, however I ordered them anyways because it was such a great deal. upon first inspection, they do not fit the car, BUT Alpine includes a kind of "one-fits-all" harness. the trick for the del-sol is you have to break off the outer tabs, then it fits perfectly inside the stock speaker housing. you line up the screw holes, use the old screws, and screw the Alpine speakers into the harness (it comes with screws). perfect fit. in fact the harness is necessary since the depth of the speakers is too deep without it and the magnet would stick to the back of the car. as for sound -- well this is my first day with them. sound is obviously way better than stock speakers, but the bass seems a little lower than my (cheaper) kenwoods. my experience with them is limited so far so take that for what it's worth.. I just wanted to let other honda owners know that they fit with the included Alpine harness.

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02 Chevy Avalanche

Written by: Blindtiger from Philadelphia Suburbs on August 5, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Real nice sound with these speakers, even at high volume. They won't hear your bass booming 10 blocks away, but there is plenty enough for me! Two of my speakers were shorted out, and the dealer was going to charge me $200 PER SPEAKER to fix... for less than that I got all 4 speakers PLUS a HD Radio JVC head unit from Crutchfield!!!! I ordered everything yesterday online, and in less than 24 hrs had everything shipped to me and installed in my truck. You can't beat that!

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Great sounding speakers at a very nice price!

Written by: jussa79 from SLC, UT on August 5, 2008

2002 Mitsubishi Galant
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I installed these in the front doors of an '02 Mitsubishi Galant. The sound over stock is incredible. The highs are much more crisp and although the lows aren't overwhelming, they are a far cry better than OEM speakers. For the price you can't go wrong. The quality of materials and workmanship of these speakers is good, and as always installation was made easier by the hard working folks at Crutchfield. The only thing I really didn't like about the speakers is the adapter ring. My factory speakers are 6 3/4" while the Alpine's are 6 1/2" but have a plastic ring that fills that gap. Because the ring isn't very symmetrical, I couldn't line up all my holes and so one side was not bolted down as tight and would flap around. I couldn't drill another hole on that side because there is not enough door material to grab for a good fit. I ended up using an adhesive on the back of the ring and screwing down the holes that did line up. A minor inconvenience, and only something that applies to this particular year, make, and model of vehicle. A car that uses an actual 6 1/2" speaker will more likely be a true drop in fit.

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Very nice sound

Written by: Jerry from Cary, NC 27518 on August 4, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I just installed 4 (four) of these speakers in my 03 VW Golf GLS 4-door with out Monsoon stereo and must say these speakers have a very nice sound to them. The bass response is crisp also. I was a little worried as I installed them in the back doors first at the sound quality. At first it wasn't as good as the stockers I had in there, but once I got all 4 installed and tried them out the sound was there. I know you're supposed to break these in or something but I can tell you now these speakers "get it" right now ! Just a word of advise-use the speaker rings that come with them to attach the speakers to the brackets-that's not in the instructions. Other than that, get these speakers !!

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Excellent sound!

Written by: Albert from California on August 3, 2008

1991 Acura Integra GS
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Replaced my 18 year old stock paper cone speakers in my Integra. The difference is like night and day!

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Banging

Written by: culasi from Birmingham, AL on August 1, 2008

1997 Toyota Camry LE
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This is a good buy. Worth buying again. The speakers are banging hot!!!. I will recomend it to anyone.

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Good speakers for the price

Written by: timothy from South Carolina on July 31, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very good for the money

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Awsome Speakers for 2002 Silverado PU

Written by: Mike from Pleasant Grove, Utah on July 26, 2008

2006 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers were used in my first ever stereo installation project. The speakers are awsome. They just blow away the factory speakers. They sounded so good, I decided to also replace the HU with a Pioneer DEH- P7000BT so that I could play MP3 files and HD radio. The new HU really made a great improvement in the sound of these speakers. I only had a couple of installation questions that the service folks at Crutchfield were able to immediately answer. Installation went well for a first-timer. Instructions were complete and clear. The success of this project has led me to decide to replace the speakers and probably the HU in my wife's Civic. If you have never done an install before, don't shy away from the task. You can do it easily with the supplied instructions and kits provided by Crutchfield.

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: no from las cruces, nm on July 21, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent sound. Excellent installation instructions. Worth every cent.

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Rock Solid Performers

Written by: Joel from Bronx, N.Y. on July 19, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed these speakers in my 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd., Front and Rear with the baffles and left the factory Stereo intact. These speakers produce excellent sound and rock solid performance.

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Awesome!

Written by: Eric from South Bend, IN on July 16, 2008

1999 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Well, I spent a total of 20 minutes putting in both speakers. The sound quality is phenomenal. No, they don't sound like 10" subs, but I am not disappointed in them. For such a small speaker, they are very nice. I am pleasantly impressed. I would buy them for the rear deck, but the tweeters stick up too high, and would hit the cover. Not worth the modifications, although very feasible to be done. Crutchfield's custom wiring harness was fabulous. Thanks!

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ed b.

Written by: ed from catawissa, pa on July 14, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

i love my alpine speakers.they were a cinch to install, excellent directions enclosed with the product. excellent sound!!!

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: John from Alabama on July 14, 2008

2001 Land Rover Discovery

Great sound for a great price! I replaced the factory speakers in my '01 Land Rover Discovery II with these Alpine's and the difference is amazing! These speakers will handle anything you play and the sound is great!

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: Scott from Beverly MA on July 14, 2008

2005 Nissan Frontier

Excellent buy for the money. You can always count on Alpine for quality equipment and I doubt theres another speaker out there under $100 that will compare with these. I replaced the rear factory speakers in my 05 Frontier (which at this point sounded like wax paper flapping in the wind) with these and the mids and highs are much clearer. However, they run at 4 ohms while the old factory ones were 2ohms, so the bass response is unimpressive. I'm waiting to replace the front ones as well as the factory sterio at which point I'm sure I will have to change this rating to 5 stars.

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: Justin from Atwood, KS on July 13, 2008

2001 Chevrolet Camaro
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Good speaker for a good price. Nice sound and smooth bass.

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Installed 4 of these in my 07 Colorado and they sound amazing!

Written by: DoLLeR from Philadelphia PA on July 12, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I decided that I was sick of my factory speakers so I found these speakers and decided to buy them. The site says the front speakers will not fit my 07 Colorado but they fit with only a slight problem. You just have to spin the speakers a quarter inch to avoid a metal bar that will get in the way of the top left screw. As for sound quality, these speakers blow my factory speakers away! And I am still using the factory radio. I can actually feel the bass now! My music sounds amazing and I never want to leave my truck anymore :)

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Great speakers for the price

Written by: beth from Meadow Vista Ca on July 11, 2008

1988 Honda CRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought one pair of these to replace my front door speakers in a 88' crx. Install was pretty easy and i love the sound. Very clear highs, bass isn't great but for speakers its good. I am adding a subwoofer anyways so thats no problem, they work amazing. I would recommend getting 4 of them, i only got to and the difference was clear. Great price too.

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Silverado stock speaker replacement

Written by: Stan from McKinney, TX on July 7, 2008

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great deal! Installation took about an hour and a half. An hour for the 1st door and only 30 min for the second. Had to drill 4 holes. Used the old gasket from the stock speakers to prevent metal to metal contact between the speaker and door. Was able to keep the stock tweaters in place and connected. Speakers sound MUCH better that the old stock speakers. Makes me want to change out the rear speakers now. Crutchfield provided good instructions and all hardware needed to install. Thanks.

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: shelton from Platte sd on July 2, 2008

just bought these and the type s 6x9s and they sound amazing :)

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Great Buy

Written by: Kentra from Seneca Falls, NY on June 24, 2008

2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser
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Got 2 serts of these for my 07 PT. Pair'd up with two type e subs, this system is truly the best ive had so far. I can turn the bass as loud as my stereo will go with the volume all the way up and get No distorted sounds, no crackling, nothing! Just pure 100% clear mewzich! Its great. I highly recomend these speakers for anyone within the budget.

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Great deal, great sound, easy installation

Written by: Rastetter from NYC on June 22, 2008

1992 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

My Honda never had rear speakers, so i bought these, and was expecting to have to run wires to the rear, and have to crimp on little connectors. Well honda already ran wires for me, and Crutchfield supplied the connector, so all i had to do was drop them in, drill 4 holes (holes didnt match up) and plug them in They sound great, especially for a low price im thinking of buying another pair for the front

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Easy install, great sound

Written by: Shaun from Columbia, MD on June 17, 2008

2008 Scion xD
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought two sets of these to replace the factory speakers in my Scion xD, and I'm glad I did. They sound fantastic. Clean, crisp vocals and highs, solid mid fill, and decent lows. I even like the sound of these better than the infinity kappas I had in my old car. For the price you can't beat 'em! And the Crutchfield wiring harness makes installation simple.

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Pretty good imho

Written by: Tyrone from Charlotte, NC on June 14, 2008

2001 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I just installed these in a 2001 Nissan Altima, replacing OEM. Stephen gave me very good advice about replacing the rear speakers as well. The tweeters on these protrude a bit higher than most, so could not do front and back, though if I knew how good they sounded, I might have done some mods to the rear deck to make them fit. The wire harnesses were perfect and the installation guides were spot on. At first, I was concerned about the amount of disassembling needed for both doors and the rear deck, but there were no problems whatsoever. The complaint about lack of bass is unfounded, unless you expect a 6.5" speaker to sound like a 10" sub. There is adequate bass for a passenger vehicle, and the overall sound is clear and vibrant. Using the OEM CD/AM/FM radio, the cabin is filled with amazing sound. Is there a booming, deep thump of bass? No, but the speakers are very capable of playing rap, r&b, gospel, jazz, and rock. If you want booming lows, invest in a subwoofer/amp configuration. If you are looking to breathe new life into your original system, these are a great buy!!!

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Nice sound - Saturn SC2

Written by: Wanda Joy from Las Vegas on June 14, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I like a brilliant sound, these speakers fit my preferences well. Coupled with the factory receiver and the original rear speakers I get all the bass I want. I don't want a distorted, boomy sound, ergo levels are less than roof rattling. I gave these speakers a five star based on what I had to compare them to, and since those were factory single driver units my rating may be considered rather uninformed. The master sheet made installation possible, I wouldn't have known about the lock clips and hidden screw without the installation instructions. The package Crutchfield puts together is worth its weight in gold. wjw

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: Brian from Houston, TX on June 14, 2008

2008 GMC Sierra
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I installed these in my 08 GMC Sierra. These reason i gave these speakers 4 stars was because the bass. The bass is good but not too responsive. I couldn't ask for better mids and highs. I have them paired with my factory head unit, which pushes them just fine for me. If the factory head unit makes the bass sound muffled when turned too loud, an aftermarket head unit would make them sound even more muffled. Overall I am very pleased with these speakers. They do sound much better than the factory speakers. Price was excellent and mounting supplies provided by crutchfield were great.

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Great Value

Written by: doctormdds from Louisiana on June 13, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These Alpine speakers are a bargain. They are WAY better than the stock front speakers on my 2000 Chevy Silverado extended cab pickup truck. While I'm sure therer are better speakers on the market, I think you would be hard to find some that deliver this performance for the price.

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: Mark from PS, Colorado on June 13, 2008

2004 Nissan Sentra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers are great. I immediately noticed the difference that they made to the sound. I own a small car and replacing the stock speakers with these made all the difference.

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Not what I had hoped for

Written by: perkins from Nome, Alaska on May 26, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I ordered these speakers based on the reviews here. I was disappointed. These replaced the stock OEM units in the front doors of my 2000 Chevy Silverado. Paired with the Kenwood CD player in my dash, which has been in use for 3 years with the stock speakers, these Alpines produce much poorer bass than the cheap OEM units, which does not speak to highly of a touted name such as Alpine. I have made every adjustment I can to the Kenwood to no avail....the bass basically bites. I WOULD NOT recommend these if you like bass. It ain't there.

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Wow

Written by: Sean from Rochester, NY on May 22, 2008

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

wow, these speakers are amazing. right now i only put two in the front, and still have the stock speakers in the back... these speakers play the best highs i have ever heard, though they might play them too loud they are perfect for guitar solos.... the bass is also good, could be better but it does pound pretty good. i can't even hear the speakers in the back with these two in the front. i can't wait until my next paycheck so i can buy myself a second pair for the back.. i highly recomend these speakers to anyone.

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Best

Written by: Justin from Warminster, PA on May 18, 2008

These speakers are so much better, they give great bass and are oh so easy to install with the master sheet. They fit great in my 2000 Nissan Altima. They fit fine in the rear deck, and front door; no need to use the supplied ring ring adapters. They sound great when paired with my Pioneer DEH-P3900MP head unit. I installed them myself, it took me about an hour and a half to get everything in and done. These speakers are truly the best for the money! Highly recommended!

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: TheSchlaf from Bismarck, ND on May 14, 2008

Very good sound quality over my stock speakers. Easy to install and great to listen to. All the sound is clear and crisp. Bass is very clean with these speakers as well.

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: lgull1 from Tampa, Fl on April 28, 2008

2007 Nissan Sentra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Definitely an upgrade from my factory speakers. Much clearer and the sound is great. For the money you can't beat it. I turned my alpine quite loud and no distortion at all. I would recommend this one.

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Wow! Great in my '93 Saturn SC2

Written by: Charlotte from CO on April 26, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I paired these with a Kenwood KDC-MP338. Great speakers and massive improvement over 15-year-old OEM speakers. Very clear sound throughout spectrum. Noticeably clear and strong high frequencies, so much so that I turned the treble down a bit on the head unit. I'm also impressed with the bass response. It's enough to show me all the loose plastic in the car. The speaker adapter that came with the speakers do not work in the '93 Saturn SC2. Using the free 6 1/2" to 6 3/4" speaker adapters that Crutchfield included with the order, I was able to install these without cutting out the factory front speaker cups (as recommended by Crutchfield). The speaker adapter raises the speaker just enough to prevent it from bottoming out in the cup. Great instructions included for installation. The tweeters are actually movable in these, too. I'm not sure I would have purchased these had they been at full price, but for the sale price, these offer a lot more than I expected!

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great upgrade for the $-- 2006 Chevrolet Silverado

Written by: Aaron from Las Vegas, NV on April 21, 2008

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

These speakers are a definite upgrade from my stocks. Much added bass and lyrics sounds real crispy. Powered by my avic d3 50x4 mosfet no amp is needed, but I can only imagine the power they could display if you hooked one up. I now need to upgrade my subs and amp with a little more power to match with these bad boys.

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These Speakers are ok

Written by: Alex from NY,NY on April 20, 2008

i bought these speakers along with the 6-9" alpine speakers..and have them hooked up to a 40rms 4 channel alpine amp...its great for those high and mid frequency notes. considering i also have a L7 solobaric kicker running with kicker zx750 amp along with theses speakers...and the highs it give you can hear both the vocals along with the bass...the down side of these speakers is that they blow to easy...i only had them of a year and i am already experiencing some trouble with theses speakers....there started to pop a little...and sound like they are getting a little worn out...great price but if you really are one of thoses people who like to listen to really loud music...dont get theses speakers...they start to wear down after a while =(..im thinking about getting the eclipse speakers....what do u think

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best speakers for their price

Written by: mark from massachusetts on April 13, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

i just bought two pair of these speakers and installed them myself. took me awhile to install them but they sound great! good bass response and high clear mids. the only downside was having to drill my own holes in the the brackets but other than that these are great speakers! if you need new speakers get these you wont be disappointed. thanks Crutchfield

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Great Speakers! Great Price

Written by: Mike from Philly on April 11, 2008

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

I bought 2 pairs of these for my VW Jetta VR6. At first they just sounded okay when powered by the HU. Once I installed the Alpine 50 rms x4 amp to these speakers, I was blown away by the sound. Alpine makes some of the best quality components. You can't go wrong with these Alpines. I highly recommend them to everyone!

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Tone Deaf

Written by: Jeffre916 from Hampton, VA on April 7, 2008

Overall for the price I can't complain too much. I will say that these speakers have a very crisp and clean output on the high-end. Too high. It personally gives me a headache listening to them for too long. Trying to adjust out the upper mids and high treble will only degrade the upper bass and lower mid range frequencies. I would say they're perfect for a boat. I also didn't like the fact that they only came with sheet metal screws and clips. On a Nissan Frontier threaded screws with some type of locknut would have been better for mounting since the speaker hole lip is formed instead of being flat. The magnet weight is not ideal for vertical mounting in doors (distortion). I should have paid closer attention to the tweeter material.

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Strong mid and high frequencies, but not as good bass

Written by: James from Phillipsburg, NJ on April 2, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I initially installed these (front and rear) in my 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500HD crew cab using the stock HU. Bad idea; they sounded awful (even though Alpine claims they can be used in low power situations I found that not to be true). To rectify the problem I bought a Blaupunkt Hamburg MP57 which Crutchfield's website says has 25 watts -- but Blaupunkt's website says it only has 18 watts -- so I can't say for certain how much power the speakers are really getting. They do sound better now, but still not as good as perhaps they should. I can start out by saying the mid's and high's are very solid; voices, guitars, cymbals, various other stringed instruments all have a strong, clear presence. Those frequency ranges are very impressive, perhaps too much so because it certainly highlights the weak bass. As a matter of fact, an argument could be made that Alpine should have spent a little less R&D money on the tweeter and a bit more on the woofer. While the bass sound is pretty good, the output is not. Now, I'm not expecting bone-rattling bass, but from someone who has been an audiophile for the better part of 30 years I don't believe what I did expect was more then four 6.5" speakers should have been able to provide. Judging by some of the other comments I see I'm not alone either; quiet a number have mentioned the impressive mid's and high's, while lamenting the less the acceptable low's. If you can swing adding a subwoofer to your system then these speakers would be fabulous. The wiring adapters Crutchfield sent worked like a charm, but the directions I got for pulling off the rear door panels weren't even close (fronts were accurate). I don't know what went wrong their. In the back of the Silverado are plastic brackets that the factory speaker bolted to, which in turn was secured to the door. There's really no way of mounting speakers without reusing that bracket, but the Alpines mounting screws were a fraction wider then the stock speakers, forcing the screws in at a slight angle. I was able to get them reasonably tight though, so hopefully that won't present any future problems. The plastic bracket up front couldn't be reused but the speakers easily fit in the existing cutout, so I just drilled a few small holes in the door. I also installed the shallow foam baffles (not included with the speakers -- they're an extra cost option), which was supposed to increase the bass. Since the bass is relatively weak I'm not certain if they actually did much to improve it, but I do know this: -- The baffles in the rear doors touch the window as it's going up and down. It's slight, but there is contact. Only time will tell if that creates a problem (for the baffle and/or the power window motor). -- They can vibrate, creating what sounds like a blown speaker. Shortly after installing them I started to hear what appeared to be that bad speaker vibration from the drivers side front.

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Solid 6.5 speaker

Written by: Charles from Lancaster, Ohio on March 20, 2008

2000 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Solid bass and smooth highs. This is as good as any 6.5 speaker for the price. 50 watts RMS power rating is good and the speaker is sensitive enough for a stock head unit.

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great replacement speaker

Written by: Patrick from Colorado Springs, CO on March 15, 2008

1999 Saturn SL2
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After reading several reviews and comparing all the specs, I decided on two pair of the 17C2 (6 1/2") for my 99 Saturn. They bolted right in and the jumper harness has worked so far. I've had these in the Saturn for about a month now and I'm very satisfied - they provide excellent sound for the price. I listen to all kinds of music of varying genres. The only problem I've noticed is in the high-mids (i.e. cymbals). The sound gets slightly muddled, but not enough to make a large difference. These speakers have so much depth and bass it almost sounds as if I have a mini-sub installed. And so far no sign of distortion.

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Great value and solid sound

Written by: Patrick from West Virginia on March 11, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed these in my brother's Jeep ('98 Cherokee front doors, run off of a Pioneer HU) in the past and was impressed, but I just recently bought a couple of sets for my own vehicle. <BR><BR> I picked up an '08 Legacy and swore off aftermarket stereo systems. After just a month with the car, I realized that I needed something more than stock, particularly after getting rid of an SQ-oriented setup in my past car. <BR><BR> I initially planned to get 1 set of 6.5" coaxials for the front doors (to later be moved to the rear for fill), until I decided on my next move, but these were so affordable that I bought 2 sets to run off of the stock HU. Install was straightforward, and the harnesses were a perfect fit, though I used my own custom spacers. It was really nice to have everything that I needed in one box. <BR><BR> As for the speakers, the sound is good, not great. Off of the stock headunit, midbass is limited, but highs and midrange are fairly strong, with a stage that is remarkably high for coaxials in a flat mount low in the doors. Sound still originates at the dash level, even with the stock $0.10 tweeters disconnected entirely and with the seats pretty far forward (due to me being short). Clarity is limited by the HU quality, as these sound more rich, clear, and full in the '98 Cherokee with better HU power than my stock HU can provide. <BR><BR> I think that with either a small amp or a better HU, these could really shine. <BR><BR> Are they better then stock? Certainly. Are they world-beaters? Not at all. Are they a great value for the money? Absolutely.

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Perfect

Written by: Jeffrey from Sunny San Diego on March 5, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed these in my front doors of my 06 Grand Prix. Install was very smooth they were an exact fit. Sound quality is excellent, they are still "breaking in". I have them hooked directly to a JVC KD-BT11 head unit and I was suprised by the excellent bass response and clear mids and highs, and the quality holds well even in the louder ranges. If you can still get these on sale you wont be dissapointed

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This set is a no-brainer

Written by: mdsmith151 from Carroll, OH on March 3, 2008

2007 Saturn ION 3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just installed 4 in my saturn ion and I was immediately blown away by the clear, crisp highs these little things produce, and I'm running them off of my JVC KD-AR480 h/u!! 22 rms/50 peak watts..Replaced the stock paper speakers that are made in Mexico. Better get them before there sold out...AWESOME!!

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: Luis from Miami on March 3, 2008

2005 Nissan Sentra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They sound great, the mids and highs are very nice, as well as the lows. I was a bit surprised at the amount of bass these little speakers had. I can now hear things i wasnt able to hear before in my music. I highly recommend them.

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Great when paired with an Alpine head unit!

Written by: Evan from Boulder, CO on February 23, 2008

2000 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I just picked up 4 of these speakers. What a deal! This is the best deal I have ever seen in terms of car stereo equipment. Take advantage of the instant rebate on these speakers and free shipping on Alpine products while you can!<BR><BR> I am running the speakers off my Alpine CDA-9856 head unit. This is such a good match considering the clean internal amp and signal processing capabilities of the 9856 (and others). I highly recommend pairing these speakers with an Alpine head unit. Set the BBE setting to 3, play with the frequency shaping, bass, and treble levels for 10 minutes based on the acoustics of your particular vehicle, and it will sound like you are running component speakers and an amp. Great stuff! <BR><BR> According to the website, these speakers were NOT supposed to fit in my 2000 Subaru Legacy GT. As such, they didn't show up on my car-specific speaker selection page. But I figured these speakers were such a good deal that it would be worth potentially some cutting, drilling, and additional adapters. Lo and behold, these speakers were direct replacements for my factory speakers without ANY modification whatsoever. Alpine supplies a nice factory adapter plate with these speakers and using that they fit perfectly. These speakers fit perfectly without modification.

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These speakers ROCK!!!

Written by: smallblockman69 from Orlando, FL on February 23, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I got 2 sets of these speakers. They fit right in my 1998 240sx and they sound better than any 6 1/2 speaker i have ever purchased i reccomend these to anyone i also got the harness adapters for 1991- up nissans part # 12071027 they worked great.

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Great!

Written by: Jason from Carol Stream, IL on February 17, 2008

1998 Saturn SL2
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers sound great! Great full range! Great bass! I am using two pair of these powered by my Pioneer Head Unit. I am very pleased. These speakers make it a pleasure to be in my car.

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: bigg rob from kokomo, indiana on February 16, 2008

1996 Saturn SL2
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

i got 2 pair, money well spent for sure. i put them in a 96 saturn sl2 and put the baffles in behind them and the car is saturated with clean music. shipping was prompt and the free install instructions and adapters were very helpful.

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Good tubs!

Written by: Dickie from Clover, SC on February 13, 2008

2005 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I just popped them in the doors of my 2005 Nissan Nismo Crew Cab rear doors and the fullness to the cabin sound was complete. They are well worth the money!

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very nice

Written by: Jerry from PA on February 11, 2008

1997 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are very nice, especially at this price point. Full range sounds good. Only driving them with a Pioneer hu, no amp, but it's enough for me. They fit easily in my '97 Maxima's front doors as well.

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Good Speaker, Great Price

Written by: Andrew from Strongsville, OH on February 10, 2008

Purchased 2 pairs of these for 100 bucks. Impressed by the speaker. Overall good lows, mids, and highs. Alpine provided some speaker brackets for my 02 Dakota, which fit, but needed some modification. Crutchfield did a great job with shipping, and props to my Crutchfield advisor who helped me pick out these speakers. Overall though, they are an above average speaker. I am only running them off 22 RMS, so that might be part of the reason why they may not sound as good as they could, but I would recommend, and would certainly purchase Alpine speakers again.

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Very good bass

Written by: Alexander from Northern Burbs, IL on February 8, 2008

I installed these in my wife's 2005 Envoy with a JVC KD-HDR1 head unit. These speakers have excellent bass but I think the highs are not as crisp as they could be. Don't get me wrong they sound great but I think the bass over powers the highs, even when I adjusted the EQ's. I would recommend them to anyone who loves low frequencies for 6 3/4&quot; speakers they exceeded my expectations but I would have given them 5 stars if the highs were more clean and crisp.

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Excellent replacement

Written by: David from Chesterfield, MO on February 4, 2008

2005 Dodge Durango
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Crutchfield tech that recommended these speakers to me said that they would do as well or better than my original in door speakers for my Dodge Durango Infinity system. He was correct. The speakers perform very well and the price range was in line with my budget and tremendously cheaper than taking my car to tthe dealer and replacing one speaker. To sum up, the sound is excellent, the price was reasonable and the directions were easy to follow. Thank you Crutchfield for another satisfied customer. I'm only sorry that these speakers are now on half price sale as I paid the full price. But even at that I am satisfied and would recommend that at the reduced price you would be getting a most excellent bargain.

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Exceptional Quality

Written by: Rich from PA on January 14, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Typically do not rate products. However, once installed these speakers were incredible. Replaced all 4 speakers along with an Alpine CDA 9883 head unit. Once hooked up, the highs and lows were absolutely A++. Expected positive results with all alpine products, but this one definitely exceeded in my case and would suggest to those looking to get the biggest bang for their buck. Have not completed full install of Sub, but these are great stand alone speakers if a sub is not part of your system.

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: Anonymous from Seattle, Wa on December 30, 2007

1995 Subaru Impreza
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I set myself a $100 limit when it came to upgrading the front speakers in my stereo upgrade and these seemed to be perfect. I couldn't keep myself from buying a pair of speakers that gets a constant 5/5 review, not to mention that they are one of Alpine's best 6&quot;1/2 speakers. I was definitely not let down! The mids and highs are swweeet in these speakers. They even provide decent bass for just a pair of 6&quot;1/2's. The only problem I had was fitting these with the provided speaker bracket, since the holes didn't line up, I was forced to drill my own. However that has more to do with my truck than the speakers. All in all I would absolutely recommend these to anyone looking for a well-priced, great-quality set of speakers.

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A nice speaker for the money...

Written by: nateshark1 from Nashua, New Hampshire on December 19, 2007

2001 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just finished installing these and noticed a huge difference from stock right off the bat... even on low volume. I'm under-driving them significantly with only 20 watt rms from my deck so they don't come alive until you crank the volume. Installation in my Altima was a breeze, especially with the free harnesses provided, only took me about 20 minutes a speaker. Overall great product.

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great buy

Written by: detfan84 from Saint Joseph, MI on November 26, 2007

I bought two pair of these type S's (from Crutchfield) along with a matching alpine deck for my Accord about 4-5 years ago, and couldn't be happier. The sound quality is great at loud volume and with any music type. I live in a region of very diverse climates including extreme heat and cold, but the speakers have held up surprisingly well. In fact, I have recently bought a new vehicle and have decided to just swap the same type S's into my Jeep rather than buy new ones. With the extra money I will save doing this and the room in my Grand Cherokee, I am finally going to complete the system with one type R-12.

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The best coaxials I found

Written by: Mr. Bill from Skagit Valley, WA on October 21, 2007

Wow, I am glad I waited to submit a review for these until I got my amp installed... Okay, so I've had these for about a month. Immediately, with only the head unit, these were an enormous improvement over my Sony X-plods that I removed. I backed them with Dynamat to get the most out of them. But at the same time, I purchaged a Rockford Fosgate P400-4 amp that matched the rms. After one month of running on the head unit (which is only about 16 or 18 watts rms) I just had the amp installed today. WOW!!! They are now runnig at their full 50 watts rms. My ears hurt!!! These are the best speakers I have found in this price range. And believe me, I shopped around A LOT. I played all kinds of music from them today on my 1 and 1/2 hour drive home from the amp install; Breaking Benjamin, Tricky, Tool, Sublime, Filter, even Buddy Guy. These hold up well with heavy rock when they are being flooded with lows, mids and highs at the same time. And for the first time I could listen to Tricky loud and still hear it clearly. I am totally amazed...

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Good bass

Written by: Kealii from Maui, Hawaii on October 13, 2007

Installed two sets in a 2007 CR-V. Crutchfield lists these as not fitting. Technically, that's true - they are not drop in replacements. I ended up ripping the cone out of the factory speaker, using a dremmel to cut out the plastic basket and then screwing the Alpine's into the stock speaker frame and then remounting it in the door. For the rear doors, I had to trim the door panel a little bit because the tweeter was hitting the panel. In the end, it took a little bit longer than a simple drop in install, but it wasn't too bad. As far as the sound of the speakers, they are pretty good. I was surprised at how much bass they produce. The tweeters are on the non-harsh side of the scale. I would actually like a little bit more sharpness in the tweeter, but I am not unhappy with the sound. I recommend these speakers.

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speker phenomenon

Written by: ptpetro from Springfield, PA on October 9, 2007

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was looking to replace my factory speakers to go along with my new eclipse head unit for better sound quality. I was interested in components but crutchfield tech asst told me not a good idea if not using an amp. I told them that i wanted to stay away from amps if possible. They told me the only 6.5s that would fit my rear doors was blaupunkt. I had read some reviews about these alpines an decided to go with it an see what mods i needed to do to install. Im glad i chose these speakers they rock. No amps installed and these suckers shake my whole truck when turned up. The amount of bass these things put out blew me away and the mids and highs are awsome as well. I got the speakers installed with the speaker adaptors that crutchfield sent me with them and did not have to cut up my rear door panels.Its amazing what the human mind can accomplish with a little thinking. Any way definitely recommend these speakers for great sound even with or without any amps.

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Lived up to expectations

Written by: Kevin from Carrollton, TX on October 5, 2007

1999 GMC Sierra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I just put these in to replace my stock speakers in the door of my 99 GMC Sierra and they sound GREAT! They really do. Solid bass production, for rock and classic rock that is. I don't listen to hip hop or rap. My truck came with a tweeter and a midrange/bass speaker in each door. So now I have two tweeters and the highs really sizzle. I had the treble turned all the way up with my old setup. Now, I have to turn it down a little. Really easy to install following Crutchfields installation sheet. They can crank really well. My stock speakers were pretty muddy sounding. But these really produce the nice sounds, nice separation, on music from classical to 80s to classic rock. Really pleased with these. Just as I had them installed, they played The Police and Don't Stand So Close to Me on the radio and it sounded fantastic.

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These spezzekers are the bomb for your whip!

Written by: Joe from Whittier, CA on September 14, 2007

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

When I be rollin hard down Whittier Blvd. trolling, bumpin George Clinton with these fine Alpizzines, everybody be gawkin. <BR> The speakers are a huge improvement to the stock stereo. The highs are crisp and clear. And to my suprise the bass has an excellent amount of bump for such a small full range speaker. It's a huge improvement for a small price. Listening to music, clean, clear and undistorted, is much more enjoyable now. <BR> Installation was easy. They fit into the factory locations like a glove. Also with the adaptors provided by Crutchfield installation time was short.<BR> If you want your whip to sound like it's the bomb, get these Alpizzine SPS-17C2s! G-G-G-G Unit! <BR>

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Amazing. That's all I have to say

Written by: Ewout from Atlanta, GA on July 23, 2007

Great speakers!<BR><BR>Good low, and amazing mids and highs.<BR><BR>You could possibly add a sub, but personally I don't think I'll even need it. Maybe if you listen to a lot of hip-hop.<BR><BR>My Pioneer DEH-4900IB powers it perfectly and produces enough power so I do not need an amp.

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Can't go wrong with these speakers

Written by: dave from HUDSON, IL on June 15, 2007

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

All I can say is WOW!!! Alpine has done it again, thank you crutchfield!! Speakers are amazing especially for the low price!!

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Great Speakers

Written by: Brian from Marysville, WA on May 22, 2007

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The installation was not as easy as the crutchfield paperwork stated for my 1999 Volkswagen Golf. All 4 door panels had to be modified because there was a return flange on them where the speaker was mounted. Also, had to use a five washer stack up on each of the four attaching screws to keep the window from running into the speaker when it was down.<BR>Once the bugs were all worked out and the speakers were hooked up it was all worth it. Excellent sound from a relatively small speaker. Much better bass response compared to the stock speakers.

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These things BUMP!!!

Written by: Taylor from Cincinnati, OH on May 18, 2007

I cannot believe how good these speakers sound. Great midrange. They're powered by a 80W x 4 MTX amp. The best part is that they don't rattle the car, no loud vibrations. These are worth the money and can add that boom to your whip when you come ridin' through.

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Unbelievable difference......

Written by: Scott from Tampa, FL on April 30, 2007

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I knew my factory speakers were bad, but now I know they were horrible. I installed a pair of the Alpine SPS-17C2 in the doors of my 2000 Chevy Stepside Silverado single cab five weeks ago. I changed my door speakers first and the install was easy. The connectors sent by Crutchfield were very simple. I put sound deadening in my doors, so it took more time. After a week I installed a pair of Pioneer TS-G4641R 4x6 in the rear, along with more sound deadening across the back of the cab. The rear speakers did not have such a noticeable difference. I was working on a complete new system and added a Bazooka amplified bass tube with a new Sony CDX-GT410U receiver. It's a great system.

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Best speakers ever

Written by: Martin from Corning California on April 24, 2007

I was looking to replace my ford taurus 1993 factory speakers i had just purchased a new sony head unit and the ford factory speakers werent enough so i bought these alpine type s speakers and they gave my music a totally different sound like better highs and handling alot more bass so I would defetnily recommend these speakers to someone who is seeking way better sound.

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Good Quality Speakers

Written by: Preston from Providence, RI on April 22, 2007

2004 Suzuki Verona
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

My Setup:<BR>2004 Suzuki Verona<BR>Dual XDMR7710 Receiver<BR>4 Alpine Speakers<BR>(2 of this, 2 smaller version.)<BR><BR>The first thing I have to say about these speakers is that they make all music sounds 10X better. The sound quality of these speakers is absolutely impeccable. The only downside I have is that the bass is lacking. Now while it's fine for normal listening, I listen to hip-hop music with HUGE bass and I listen to it loud. I was hoping that these would make my car bump, and they do, to an extent. For most people I would say that these speakers are great for the price, but if you are looking for serious bass without spending money on a real sub woofer, do not buy these speakers.<BR>Otherwise, these are great speakers.

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Forget about factory speakers

Written by: Ijoo from New York, NY on April 14, 2007

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I recently upgraded front speakers and factory stereo on my 2007 camry. The difference is amazing. I found out that factory speakers are almost garbage, they weigh about 1 pound each and made me wonder if the sound really came out of these. Both highs and lows are improved significantly. If you like loud music or just music in general, throw away those factory speakers, these babies are for you. Give your ears something worth listening to. Just can't wait to upgrade the rear speakers as well.

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: moneyboy from mont. VT on April 2, 2007

these are the best speakers ive ever had and ive had like 12 sets if u like loud speakers with a really good bass these are deffintly the ones u want!!!!!!!

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Written by: ramedog from Bolingbrook, IL on March 23, 2007

1999 Saturn SL1
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The speakers are great, install in my 99 saturn was a pain. Crutchfield's instructions, as usual got me through the issues of removing all the panels in the back to take out the rear deck. Bought 2 sets (front and rear) to replace the stock speakers, which i thought were decent but needed upgrading. This is a great all-around speaker, nice clean bass, pretty good when turned up. Seem to be breaking in a little bit and sounding a little better and getting a little more bass as time passes. Overall very good speaker for the price

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I like driving my car again!

Written by: Paul from Luck, WI on March 21, 2007

I just bought 4 of these speakers to replace my factory speakers in my Saturn. As you may know, Saturn's stock speakers are not the best but I've suffered listening to them for quite a while. I paired these speakers with a Pioneer head unit and it seems to really power them well. Installation was super easy and the sound is great. There's isn't booming bass but it's a small speaker. For it's size, the bass it gives is powerful and clean, the highs are great also, giving songs a whole new clarity I didn't have before. I'd recommend these to anyone!

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Great Product

Written by: Reggie from Crowley,La on March 14, 2007

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installation in My 2001 Chevrolet 2500 ext. cab was very easy and only took minutes per speaker. They are powered by a Dual cd770 that pushes 25 watts rms and sound really good at high levels. They also surprised me how well they handle a little bass for thier size. I pair these up with Infinity Reference in the back and they work well together. I would definitely recommend these speakers.

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: Andrew from Columbus, Ohio on February 6, 2007

Just installed in my 03 Jetta front doors. They sound great. I kept the factory amp powering the tweeters (replaced with Infinity's) and use a Profile AP740 for the Alpines. They put out much more bass than I anticipated not as much as the factory but those were dedicated sub type. These are real close but much better highs and mids. I use a Alpine CDA9856 head unit with a Sirius ALP-1 controller. The back door speakers are stock Monsoons powered by the stock amp. In the truck is a Blaupunkt Pcb1200 dual 12&quot; subs driven by a Profile AP700M.

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Awesome speakers

Written by: Nathan from Salem, OR on January 18, 2007

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I just installed these speakers in my 1999 Chevy Silverado front doors. They were very easy to install with all of the included wiring that you get with Crutchfield. I also installed dynomat. With my factory speakers, which produced almost no bass, I had a few rattles. These Alpine speakers producte quite a bit of bass for the size and I have absolutely no rattle. The highs are crisp and the lows are tight. I would recommend these speakers to anyone and I will be getting the 4 x 6 speakers for the rear. I can't wait to install them.

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Written by: Frankie from Great Falls, SC on January 11, 2007

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome speakers. Great sound from the highs, mids, and lows. I put these in my 2001 Chevy Silverado and the sound is great.

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: ohiorayk from Van Wert, Ohio on December 9, 2006

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had picked out 3 speakers and the Tech that I talked to said this would be the best choice for my Neon front door speakers. I had just had my car worked on, and the shop had left the door panels off for me. Altogether, with the instructions in the box, each door only took 5 minutes to hook up and get back together. The speakers sound really great, have a excellent full range, and I agree with the Tech, were the best choice to fill my small car. Will now switch the rear OEM speakers to a matching set of Alpine 6&quot;x9&quot; in the near future.

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Great Speakers

Written by: Michael from Fredericksburg, VA on December 8, 2006

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed these speakers in the front doors of my 2001 Chevy Silverado 3500HD Dually Pickup because I didn't like the &quot;buzz&quot; my original equipment (OE) speakers produced with moderate bass levels. The Crutchfield install kit and extremely accurate instructions made the job a breeze; the only real work was drilling the holes to mount the speakers. I'm using the OE CD stereo that came in my truck. Even so, these speakers sound so much better than my stock units. Lows are much better, and the highs seem crisper than the stock tweeters. It may be just psychological, but these speakers seem to sound better as time goes on....the bass seems to have tightened up over the past month or two. I'd recommend these speakers for anybody trying to improve the sound of their stock stereo on a budget.

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Great high end sound

Written by: Seth from Madison, Wi on November 14, 2006

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

these speakers are great, high quality, high powered, however don't expect much in the bass department below 80Hz. Because they are only 6.5 inch speakers they will rattle in most front doors so make sure you dyna-matte the doors or have at least an 8 or 10 inch sub to add the right amount of bass and a CD deck with a high pass filter function... like the pioneers, to filter out anything below 80 or 100 Hz in the speakers.<BR><BR>other than that, these are top of the line speakers for a sub $100 price and get LOUD.

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Sweet!

Written by: Andre from New York on October 10, 2006

2000 Toyota Corolla

Matching these speakers to an Alpine HU is the way to go.<BR><BR>Many thanks to Crutchfield for knowing their business and especially to their very helpful support staff. <BR><BR>I will easily recommend the company to anyone looking to upgrade their car audio.<BR><BR>These speakers will not dissapoint! Period.<BR><BR>Installing them in the rear deck (if you are lucky) with Crutchfield's plans were on point. <BR><BR>And I agree with most reviewers here, it is a good value for the quality of these Alpine speakers.<BR><BR>

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: John from Eldersburg, MD on September 8, 2006

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

these speakers are great!! they sound like there worth $200.

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Front + Rear Installed for a 97 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

Written by: David from Crown Point,IN on September 7, 2006

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Package came in 2 days with everything needed to get started. Directions from cruthfield were very helpful and easy to understand. Install took me less then 1 hour for all 4 speakers. In my opinion I think the speakers are well worth the money. The sound is great even on my stock infinity receiver. Sound is crisp and clear and couldnt ask for anything more. Very satisfied with these Alpine speakers. Good Bang for the Buck.

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Sound Great!!

Written by: Matt from Denver, CO on August 6, 2006

I got a pair of these for the front of my 95 Ford Escort wagon along with a new panasonic head unit. The sound is amazing, especially the lows and highs. Installation was a breeze and I'm very satisfied with their performance. Sound great loud (no distortion) or soft. I have a pair of Alpine 5x7s in the back that compliment the front ones very nicely, though I must admit the front sound better from what I can tell.

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Written by: Anonymous from James, Tamaqua, PA on July 28, 2006

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was looking to upgrade my stock unit in my Mitsubishi Montero Sport and after much searching decided to go with Crutchfield.I bought a Alpine head unit CDE-9843 and a Set of Alpine speakers (#500SPS17C2) for the front doors and a set of kenwoods (113KFC1739) for the back doors. Wow what a system give the system about a week at half volume and then crank it and lookout. It will blow you away......

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Excellant

Written by: Beaux from Vidalia, LA on July 24, 2006

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Speakers are great. The do the complete package, lows, mids, and highs. I am completely satisfied. The kit also included everything that I needed. <BR><BR>I am using the speakers in a 97 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the factory Infinity system. Sounds great. I did not use the baffles and the base response is plenty good for me.<BR>

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WOW

Written by: Gary from White Sulphur Springs, WV on June 27, 2006

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I just ordered these speakers a few days ago and I just installed them today in my 2004 Silerado. The installation was easy and the after effects were outstanding. These speakers are great! Great high mids and lows, a great all around speaker. For those of you looking for a good speaker here it is. The way I see money is just an object.

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Excellent!!!!!

Written by: Todd from Houston TX on June 22, 2006

These speakers just seamed to blow away the competition as i listened to them.<BR>They are a little to big for the front of my 1996 ford escort. The windows wont even role down all the way anymore. But hey, what the heck when you got the quality of sound that these speakers produce.<BR>They make my factory speakers sound like strait trash with a little ice cream on top.

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: Jim from Fountain Valley ,CA on June 6, 2006

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased 2 pairs of these speakers to replace my stock speakers in my new 06 CRV. I chose the Alpines to match up with the Alpine head unit I purchased earlier from Crutchfield. <BR><BR>Like the other person said, there is an 100% improvement. Based on the h/u specs, they are a little more then I needed but I am very pleased with the sound quality, especially when I crank them up

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Amazing

Written by: Anonymous from Longview, WA on March 16, 2006

I bought a pair of Infinity 6012 References for the doors of my '92 Mazda Miata, and recently bought these Alpine speakers for a custom rear speaker set-up I have. I complete regret buying the Infinitys now. Alpine is nothing short of amazing!

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Alpine SPS-17C2

Written by: Ritch from Henderson, NV on February 21, 2006

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100% better then stock Tahoe speakers espically the lows, and as always a easy installation with all plugs and instructions sent by Crutchfield.

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What's in the box?

Download the Alpine SPS-17C2 manual

  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Adapter rings
  • Two 12" Lengths of speaker wire (each has quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • 8 Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Machine screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Warranty sheet
  • Important information notice
  • Specifications and template are on the box

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Features

Aluminum-coated Polypropylene Woofer Cones: Each speaker features an aluminum-coated polypropylene woofer. Aluminum adds strength and heat resistance to polypropylene, resulting in reduced distortion and improved reliability.

Air-injected Rubber Surrounds: For a smoother response and improved durability, the woofers use air-injected rubber surrounds.

Silk Dome Tweeters: Each speaker uses a 1" silk dome tweeter for smooth high frequencies. The tweeters are adjustable and will pivot approximately 15° to optimize imaging.

Mounting Rings: Without any adapter, the speakers fit a standard 6-3/4" opening. The supplied adapter rings allow the speakers to be installed in a standard 6-1/2" opening, a 4-hole Ford 6-1/2" opening, or an oversized GM/Chrysler 6-3/4" opening. The adapter rings have tabs that must be broken off based on the application.

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