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Alpine SPS-517

Type S 5"x7"/6"x8" 2-way car speakers

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by Buck Pomerantz
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Why replace your car's original speakers?

The speakers that originally came in your car were made from inexpensive materials, designed to create acceptable sound at the lowest possible cost to the manufacturer. If you love music, you deserve better. Name-brand aftermarket speakers deliver fuller, richer sound with considerably more detail and nuance, and they're capable of playing louder and cleaner than factory speakers. Connect new speakers to your factory radio and you'll get the best possible sound from your dealer-equipped system. Pair them up with a new car stereo for a level of enjoyment that can rival a high-fidelity home audio experience.

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The sonic specialists at Alpine optimize their SPS-517 5"x7" speakers for great range and impressive tone definition, even at low power levels. You can connect these versatile Type-S Series speakers to your factory stereo for an immediate sonic improvement, or hook them up to a powerful aftermarket stereo or amp for increased performance.

Mineral-fortified polypropylene cones are exceptionally stiff, yet lightweight, which means they can push out accurate bass and deliver clear midrange. Resilient rubber surrounds help keep the woofer centered for accurate cone movement, reducing distortion. Silk dome tweeters provide warm high notes that bring out the character of the instruments and vocals. Grilles are not included — factory grilles are appropriate for most installations.

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Highlights:

  • 5"x7"/6"x8" 2-way speakers (pair)
  • mineral-fortified polypropylene woofer cone with rubber surround
  • 1" silk dome tweeter
  • power range: 2-75 watts RMS (230 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 73-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-5/16"
  • grilles not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Design
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2-way
Tweeter Design
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1" Dome
Tweeter Composition
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Silk
Woofer Composition
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Poly-Mica
Woofer Surround
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Rubber
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity
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88 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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73 - 22k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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2-75
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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230
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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2 5/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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2 3/4
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What's in the box?

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  • Two 2-Way speakers
  • 2 Bottom mount brackets
  • Two 6x8 Special application brackets
  • Two 12" Lengths of speaker wire (each has quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • Eight 1-1/8" Self-tapping screws
  • Eight 1/4" Screws
  • 8 Flat washers
  • 8 Speed clips
  • 8 Plastic spacers
  • 2 Strips of self-adhesive foam gasket
  • Warranty information
  • Important Notice sheet
  • Template and specs on box

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Features

Poly-Mica Cone: Each SPS-517 speaker features a Poly-Mica cone and rubber surround. Mica adds strength and heat resistance to polypropylene, resulting in reduced distortion and improved reliability.

Silk Dome Tweeters: Each speaker has a 1" Wide-Range Silk Dome Tweeter for smooth high frequencies. The tweeters also swivel up to 10° so you can optimize them based on your listening position.

Efficient Design: The SPS-517's high-efficiency design allows the speaker to be powered by your factory or aftermarket head unit, resulting in an easy system improvement for many vehicles requiring 5x7 or 6x8 speakers.

Shallow-Design: The shallow polymer frame allows easy installation in a wide range OEM locations.

Mounting: Using the included brackets the SPS-517s can be top or bottom mounted in a variety of 5x7 and 6x8 applications.

No Grilles: No grilles are included with these speakers.

 

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5 out of 5

Can't beat them

Written By JonathanL, North Carolina on Monday, August 18, 2014
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Fantastic speakers, they were easy to install, a great deal. The sound fantastic, they have a great mid range which you can't get out of factory car speakers and the lows are very clean, they don't distort, the produce a very clean crisp sound.
Pros:
mid range, lows, crisp clean sound
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

impressive

Written By GOMEZ 34, muscatine iowa on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Just installed these a couple weeks ago and was impressed with the performance of these speakers ,they habeas a great bass responses and door speakers don't normally have much bass thats what subs are for anyways these were a great buy
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5 out of 5

perfect upgrade from stock

Written By robersonj09, greenville, nc on Monday, July 21, 2014
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I upgraded my stock, 2001 F150 speakers to these and it was a perfect upgrade. I just wanted something more practical than the stock speakers which sounded muddy and about to explode with any volume over 10. These are clear and have enough mid and low bass to give a good thump.
Pros:
good volume and clear tone. Handles high volume well and stays clear.
Cons:
None as of now.
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4 out of 5

Alpina 5x7 speakers

Written By Anonymous, cary nc on Friday, July 11, 2014
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A very good sounding speaker. Smooth midrange and clean highs. Not much in the way of bass but it is a 5x7. A good match with a sub woofer system.
Pros:
Good mids and highs. Well constructed.
Cons:
Bass output is minimal.
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4 out of 5

Loud, but little to no bass

Written By Chris, Maryland on Saturday, July 05, 2014
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great replacement to the stock 94-98 mustang speakers. These speakers where super easy to install and are made of quality materials. The mid-range and high-range sounds are crisp and clear, but these speakers provide to little to no bass I would differently recommend pairing these with some subwoofers to get the best overall sound
Pros:
easy install quality material great mids/highs loud
Cons:
not enough bass
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5 out of 5

Big Improvement over OEM

Written By Tony P, Tucson on Saturday, June 28, 2014
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These were purchased to upgrade the OEM speakers that were developing that annoying low frequency "rattle" in my 2011 Ford Escape. I installed them just prior to a 4 week road trip and what a difference. Most of my driving is on the highway, and when you do a lot of highway driving your ears become attuned to the sounds and noises associated with both a normally operating vehicle and one that is starting to develop problems. During the first couple of days of the trip I found myself turning off the stereo to listen to the strange sounds I kept hearing from the vehicle until I realized that I was actually hearing elements in the music that the OEM speakers could not reproduce well enough to be recognizable. I have music that I have been listening to for 40 years and I've never heard some of these elements before, and suddenly I have a whole new listening experience with my existing music library. I purchased 4 of these to replace both the front and rear speakers in my vehicle (not equipped with a sub-woofer) and had them installed in 75 minutes following the included simple installation instructions. The included wiring harness adapters made installation a no-brainer. I was also impressed with the quality of construction of these units. The mid and high range sound from these speakers is excellent, and unless your a real audiophile you'll find that the bass response is more than adequate. This is the best cost-effective upgrade to the sound system I could have made.
Pros:
Excellent high and mid-range sound reproduction and the bass response is more than adequate for all but the fussiest audiophiles. Easy installation in the factory holes with no modifications at all, simply pull out the old speakers and bolt on the new ones. Do yourself a favor and test the speakers before you re-install the door panel. It will save you a lot of time.
Cons:
Not really a con, but I did notice a bass rattle from the rear speakers after installation. At first I thought I didn't get the speakers bolted in tightly, but it turned out to be the outside door handles that were vibrating in conjunction with the deeper bass tones. A self-adhesive felt pad applied to where the articulating part of the door handle rested on the car body solved the problem and now I have excellent sounding deep bass.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Clear sound

Written By Richard B, Houston, TX on Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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A huge improvement over stock. I bought four of these as part of a substantial upgrade to my stock system in 2013 Ford F150 Super Crew. I drive them off a Infinity Reference 475a 4 channel amplifier. I cannot hear any distortion at loud volume.
Pros:
Good value for money
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Alpine SPS-517

Written By Anonymous, University Park, PA on Sunday, May 04, 2014
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Easy to install and sounds great.
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5 out of 5

Alpine SPS-517

Written By 03F150, Texas on Sunday, April 06, 2014
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These speakers had a perfect fit and bolted right on. I highly recommend the use of insulation material, I used HVAC duct insulation on the doors. They sound amazing!
Pros:
Great fit and awesome sound
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4 out of 5

Add an AMP

Written By KellyM, Jonesboro,GA on Sunday, April 06, 2014
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I installed four in my 97 F150 , a 45w amp, head unit,,and powered sub. The speakers sounded way better than the stock speakers but they do not handle much bass. They work well with the powered sub I added and at this time I am very happy with the speakers.
Pros:
Fit very well, Install kit made wiring easy. Good sound
Cons:
Need to be used with a sub if you like hard bass, BUT that is what powered subs are for!
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5 out of 5

Alpine SPS 517

Written By mike, Arlington,Va on Saturday, April 05, 2014
 
Replaced factory speakers in 2013 Ford Edge Sport today both front and rear.Wow.So much more improved.Running off stock Sony amp.No need to add more power.Can't wait to take a road trip tomorrow. Thank you Crutchfield for the suggestion.
Pros:
Just overall great sound.
Cons:
None yet.
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4 out of 5

Great sound, Perfect fit

Written By Scott R, Palm City Fl on Friday, March 21, 2014
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Easy to fit both front and rear door's. Included instructions on how to remove door panels were a great plus. The sound is three times better than stock. Shipped in a couple of day's and changed all four in my F150 super cab in about 2 hours total.
Pros:
PERFECT FIT. Great Instructions with photo's
Cons:
Could have a little more bass.
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4 out of 5

Alpine SPS-517

Written By rob s., Bear, De on Thursday, March 13, 2014
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excellent sound quality and nice upgrade from stock speakers
Pros:
excellent sound quality
Cons:
not a lot of bass
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5 out of 5

Alpine SPS-517

Written By Anonymous, United States on Monday, March 10, 2014
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Great speakers sound awesome. Should sound even better with alpine head unit and power pack amp.
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5 out of 5

Speakers sound great!!!

Written By Gabriel, Jackson, NJ on Saturday, March 08, 2014
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Sound is great, installation was very easy and straight forward. I love my purchase.
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5 out of 5

Great entry level speaker

Written By Anonymous, Thornton co on Wednesday, March 05, 2014
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Great entry level speaker. The real credit goes to Crutchfield. Awesome customer service, insane audio knowledge, and prices that are absolutely reasonable.
Pros:
Minimum wattage needed to make great sound
Cons:
Entry level
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5 out of 5

Alpine SPS-517

Written By SHard, Katy, TX on Monday, February 24, 2014
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Alpine still produces an excellent speaker now like they did in the 80s when I was installing them into friends' vehicles! Makes my son's 2005 F150 rock...will add the much needed sub-woofer at another time.
Pros:
Ease of installation, excellent three range sounds, budget friendly
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

great sound

Written By Bo, FL on Monday, February 24, 2014
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great sounding speakers!! very easy to install in my 2012 Ford F-150 XLT Super crew cab. plug and play
Pros:
easy install less then a hour for all 4 speakers
Cons:
none
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Alpine SPS-517

Written By mark ny, Poughkeepsie, NY on Monday, February 24, 2014
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These speakers are worth every cent. ..only have 45 watts to them and sound great. ..shaking my mirrors. .were a great direct fit in my f150 did all four and saved 50 buck's how do you go wrong. ...very happy with these!!!!!
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5 out of 5

great speakers

Written By Shawn S, Canonsburg PA on Sunday, February 09, 2014
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Great sound for the speakers. As most 5x7 lacking any deep bass. Have both in my Mustang and F150. Would buy again. The holes do need drilled out to fit the Fords holes nothing big if you are handy with any tools.
Pros:
Great highs and mids
Cons:
Lacking deep bass
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5 out of 5

Alpine SPS-517

Written By Anonymous, CA on Monday, February 03, 2014
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Awesome as always
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5 out of 5

alpine type s 5x7

Written By Kyle L, Springtown, TX on Sunday, February 02, 2014
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Excellent speakers A+++++
Pros:
Highly recommended
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5 out of 5

Great product

Written By Isaac, Wapak, OH on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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This is very easy to install on my 1998 Ford Mustang very good and sounds great.. Hooks right up and instructions are great
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5 out of 5

Sound great!

Written By Mike W, Chesterland,OH on Wednesday, December 25, 2013
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Replaced my FORD factory speakers with these Alpine ones. The sound is great.
Pros:
Easy installation and great sound.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Alpine SPS-517

Written By klus, tamaqua pa on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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great sounding speakers.....
Pros:
none
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

So Crisp.

Written By The Bass Head, Baltimore, MD on Saturday, December 07, 2013
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These speakers fit my car perfectly and were a breeze to install. They sound amazing and don't distort even with my head unit turned all the way up. What surprised me the most was the crystal clear highs and mids, this puppies can pump out some real sound. Definitely worth buying. A++
Pros:
Dank sound, Mean highs.
Cons:
None, they are great.
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5 out of 5

Alpine sps-517

Written By Jere G, Shippensburg, PA on Wednesday, December 04, 2013
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I bought 2 sets of the SPS-517s to replace the factory speakers in my 2011 F150 SuperCrew. Even with the factory head unit its a huge improvement. Tighter bass, more defined mids and highs, and more overall volume. I'm very happy with them. A 5x7 speaker is only going to give you so much bass, especially in a larger vehicle like this, but these do well. I think they have more bottom end than the comparable Kicker 5x7s in my other truck.Add a small amp and maybe a 10 or 12" sub and You'll have a real decent stereo for not a huge outlay of cash. I'd buy them again.
Pros:
Great sound quality. Reasonably priced.
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5 out of 5

Alpine SPS-517

Written By Joe M, Orange County, NY on Sunday, November 24, 2013
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Excellent upgrade in sound from 8 year old Polks in my 2002 Ford F-350. Good value for an excellent replacement.
Pros:
Excellent upgrade in sound quality in all sound ranges.
Cons:
Holes in door did not all line up for mounting. Had to drill two new holes for each speaker...not a deal breaker.
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5 out of 5

Alpine SPS-517

Written By Andy W, Erwin NC on Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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Improved the sound quality tremendously, much cleaner sound. All I need now is the Alpine KTP445U Power Pack. I am totally satisfied with these speakers.
Pros:
Better sound, cleaner sound even improved bass some. Easy install
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

love them

Written By screechowl75, buffalo, ny on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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Great speakers! Super clear, hear words in songs I didn't know were there!
Pros:
Best speaker for the price
Cons:
Non!
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4 out of 5

alpine sps-517

Written By Steve, Tampa, Fl. on Monday, September 16, 2013
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Great upgrade to the factory speakers in my F150. Would be five stars but the holes didn't line up. I had to drill the holes out to install.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Great Sound

Written By Jorge, McAllen, TX on Saturday, September 07, 2013
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Great sounding speakers connected them to a Profile AP1040 amp and finished it with a JVC-KW-HDR81BT receiver. I almost forgot the Bazooka BTA6100 to give it that lows we all love. Installed on a 2007 Ford F350, I like a full sound not just lows or highs, very happy with the sound I'm getting.
Pros:
Cost
Cons:
None
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Crisp and clear!

Written By Gil, Chicago, IL on Monday, September 02, 2013
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Replaced my factory speakers with these Alpines. Very easy to install and a huge upgrade in sound quality! Very pleased.
Pros:
Loud and clear
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Alpine SPS-517

Written By SSK61, Fort Worth, Texas on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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Clear and Crisp... nice sound for an entry level speaker
Pros:
Good value.
Cons:
NOT an exact factory replacement... 2 of 4 factory speaker screw holes lined up. Had to drill the other two. (both the front door & the rear pillar locations
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5 out of 5

Alpine SPS-517

Written By jason, alabama on Monday, August 12, 2013
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very very very very very nice speakers , I put them in my 2005 ford focus, I bought two pairs of them , one for the front door speakers, and the rear door speakers, they sound awesome, I also bought the power pack that you hook up to the back of the alpine radio and gives the speakers extra boost, they make some much bass it makes my car shake, the windows ect. perfect set of speakers,
Pros:
good price
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5 out of 5

review

Written By johnny b, raleigh, n.c. on Thursday, August 08, 2013
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These are the best. I can't believe the clarity. Such a improvement over my factory speakers in my F350 Super Cab. I put in fronts and backs with a new Alpine reciever. Its the best sounding set up I have ever had.

Pros:
Very clear, hard working speakers,
Cons:
They maybe could handle a little more Bass
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5 out of 5

Excellent

Written By Anonymous, Ca on Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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These speakers are perfect. They sound great fair better then the stock speakers in my 2011 f150 they were easy to install and just overall a great product
Pros:
Easy install, excellent sound,
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5 out of 5

Nice aftermarket speakers

Written By RJH, Maplewood, MN on Monday, July 29, 2013
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I recently installed a new head unit in my 2004 F250, which greatly improved the sound of my truck's stereo. When I hooked up these speakers instead of the tired old factory ones, what a difference! I didn't realize that the stereo could sound even better. I can make out details in the music (even with the road noise from a 4X4 truck) that I couldn't hear before. My cell phone calls using Bluetooth sound clearer now. The clarity of sound is impressive at this price. I find I don't need a subwoofer, with the good bass response in these speakers. The speakers fit perfectly and installation was very easy, with the Crutchfield instructions on how to remove the door panels. It took me about 30 minutes to install four of these speakers.
Pros:
clarity of sound, ease of installation
Cons:
none
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great speakers

Written By Mauricio, Miami, FL on Monday, July 22, 2013
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Great speakers I got for my f150 sound great fit perfect.
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5 out of 5

Alpine SPS-517

Written By JEM, Albany,OR. on Monday, July 22, 2013
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Installed these speakers in my F150 super crew. They are a world of difference over factory speakers. Love them and willl use them on my next vehicle. The holes mounting holes didnt perfectly line up so I fastened the one end and drilled 2 new holes for the other. Not a big deal to me. Everything else is plug and play.
Pros:
Clear sound with decent bass, Easy install
Cons:
Non
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5 out of 5

great speakers

Written By Anonymous, andalusia al on Saturday, July 20, 2013
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great sound and easy install
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3 out of 5

Not as punchy as I like

Written By Scott, 21901 on Monday, July 08, 2013
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Not as bass as I'd like.
Pros:
Installation. Hook-up
Cons:
Not much punch
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5 out of 5

Alpine and you can't go wrong

Written By Frank N, Exeter mo on Thursday, May 30, 2013
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The speaker are perfect fit and sound great .
Pros:
Nice replacement over stock
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

good speakers

Written By mike, Des Plaines, IL on Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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Sound great , easy to install,
Pros:
Fit real good, easy to install, crisp sound
Cons:
Need more bass
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5 out of 5

Great speakers

Written By Bob, Minnesota on Wednesday, May 08, 2013
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We have now put 12 of these speakers in three different vehicles. The latest was a new 2013 Mazda 6. The minute you take them out of the box to see them side by side with the factory speakers it will be night and day. Well constructed and the sound is excellent. Have to spend a lot of time in traffic, but enjoy my ride with my new system and speakers. A dramatic improvement from the factory crap that had been installed! Will definitely buy again
Pros:
Exact fit for my 2013 Mazda 6, all holes align perfectly.
Cons:
Not the Alpine 517's fault but I wish their had been a conversion harness for my vehicle.
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5 out of 5

Alpine SPS-517 Awesome!!!!

Written By BillV, Salt Lake City on Tuesday, May 07, 2013
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The sound these little guys pack is awesome. I have been very pleased. The wiring is very easy and the speakers come with everything you need to install them. I ordered the wiring kit for them but they didn't arrive but it didn't really matter because they installed so easily.
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4 out of 5

great factory upgrade

Written By thejeeves, lowell, ar on Wednesday, April 24, 2013
 
Got as a gift from my girlfriend to upgrade blown front Bose speaker in 2007 mazdaspeed3 sounds much better than the paper Bose speakers. Cant wait to replace rear doors.
Pros:
good balanced sound.
Cons:
not much going on in the low end.
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5 out of 5

Awesome Speakers

Written By Alan, San Antonio, TX on Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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Awesome Speakers replaced factory speakers on a 2008 Ford F10 XLT SuperCrew. The sound is amazing I didn't have too but I hooked the up to an Alpine Amp and Wow!!!!!!!
Pros:
Everything
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great speakers

Written By Brandon R., Whitehouse,TX on Wednesday, March 06, 2013
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great quality speaker for the money. easy to install
Pros:
great sound
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

Great speakers for the price!

Written By Skip, Arlington, Tx on Friday, March 01, 2013
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Great replacement speakers for a 2011 F150 Super cab. My factory speakers started to buzz badly after 1 year. I replaced all 4 speakers with the SPS-517. Incredible difference for just a speaker change. Stock head unit. Speakers were about as easy to replace as it gets for autos/trucks. Good documentation provided.
Pros:
Great deal for the price
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Alpine SPS-517 in Ford Ranger

Written By F.Newham, Charleston, SC on Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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Great sounding speakers - Need to get two more to replace the rear speakers.
Pros:
Perfect fit in my Ranger. Works well with factory radio.
Cons:
One of the attachment brackets was broken when package was opened.
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5 out of 5

Awesome!

Written By AMS, Arkansas on Saturday, January 05, 2013
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Sounds amazing! Quality prodect.
Pros:
Easy install. Easy to follow instructions.
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5 out of 5

03 ranger edge

Written By llaterr, clarksville,tn. on Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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great product.sound is great..
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Alpine SPS-517 in 2012 Ford F-150

Written By Clslyng, Palatine, IL on Friday, July 20, 2012
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The passenger rear door speaker was buzzing with any bass at all. I replaced both rear door speakers with these Alpines. The difference in sound quality was noticable and, obviously, it took care of the buzzing from the factory speaker.
Pros:
Good sounding speakers at a reasonable price.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

rounded out

Written By AVX, Oakton, VA on Monday, May 14, 2012
 
my drivers door wouldn't open, so I took the panel off and got the part to repair, decided to replace factory speakers at same time and add a little dynamat. Wow. huge improvement. and now I dont have to crawl over the passenger side!. I have only had these speakers for a couiple days, so they are not even broken in. Using an Alpine 103 head unit. good to go
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5 out of 5

Very Impressive

Written By FLORIDA_ARCHER, Daytona Beach, FL on Wednesday, March 28, 2012
 
I purchase these speakers to replace the stock speakers in my Ford F350 Crew Cab. I chose to power them with the Alpine MRX-F30 4 channel amp. I am pleasantly surprised by the clean sound even at high volume levels. I would absolutely recommend the speakers to anyone looking to upgrade their stock system with out breaking the bank.
Pros:
Great Quality sound.
Cons:
N/A
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5 out of 5

Great factory replacement

Written By S M, Bismarck,ar. on Wednesday, January 11, 2012
 
This are great sounding speakers and they fit the front and rear doors in my 2008 ford edge can't go wrong with these.
Pros:
Alpine quality and sound
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5 out of 5

2nd pair

Written By Frank, Washington on Wednesday, January 04, 2012
 
I had a pair of boston acoustics in rear and stock speakers in my doors on my 99 Mercury Grand Marquis. I wanted to upgrade and was thinking about the type R's but didnt want to run an amp. So I went with theese. With the money I saved I just bought the alpine KTP-445 power source as I have an alpine deck and it will upgrade me to 45 RMS X 4. My only worry now is that I will have to get a pair for the rear due to the fact that my Boston Acoustics get slightly distorted at max volume, while theese have much more to go. Excellent mids and good highs (about as much as you can expect without going with component speakers) very loud with a decent deck especially with an amplifier. with the purchase I made today for the KTP-445 I will be at 1480 RMS total..... time to upgrade my alternator :( 1300 RMS going to two alpine R 12's at 4 ohms in the trunk and soon to be 180 RMS going to my door and rear speakers. ill write a review as to how my Boston acoustics like the extra power. I think I'll stick with alpine for now if I am going to amp up my speakers. Something tells my my BA's are going to blow up with the extra power. Will replace them with another set of Type S's when that happens.
Pros:
Loud and Clear! large improvement over stock speakers and no need to run a amp to get them breathing
Cons:
nothing to not love
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5 out of 5

upgrade

Written By martin313, detroit, mi. on Sunday, January 01, 2012
 
i bought these speakers for my wife. best 100$ invested. the were a quik install into the front doors. an they sound good. i love alpine. you cant go wrong with these. i turn down the bass an good to go. Alpine is the way to go.
Pros:
sounds crisp
Cons:
nothin
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5 out of 5

Alpine - Only the Best

Written By Go Steelers, Pittsburgh,PA on Saturday, October 01, 2011
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We installed these speakers in a 2008 Mazda 6 about four months ago. The speakers were a good choice for the rear doors since component tweeters weren't needed in the rear. They fit the factor holes perfectly allowing us to keep the factor door panel intact for a clean install.

The sound from these speakers is incredible. No noticeable coloring from the lowest bass notes to the highest highs. The speakers are coupled to an Alpine MRX-V60 amp, Boston Acoustics SC50 component speakers in the front (component tweeters were small enough to fit in the factor bezels), and a pair of Polk DXi104 SVC 10" subs in the trunk. The Alpine SPS 517s fill in the rear of the cabin beautifully for the front passengers, and the rear passengers get great direct sound pounded at them. Very pleased with them.
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1 question already asked

Hello, will this work as a rear speaker on my 2009 Ford Focus Coupe? It says my Focus will fit 6x8 but it doesn't show up for the back, only the front (which is also 6x8). [ Justin  Jun 24, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Alpine SPS-517 speakers won't fit in the rear, because the magnet diameter is too large to fit in the factory opening. You can more space to work with in the front, so they will fit there. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Staff  Jun 25, 2014 ]

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