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Rockford Fosgate Prime R152-S

5-1/4" component speaker system

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by Buck Pomerantz
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Why install component speakers?

A component speaker system gives you the best possible performance from your car audio system. A system consists of separate woofers, tweeters, and crossovers, each designed to cover one specific range of frequencies. As separate components, the woofer can move freely to deliver more powerful performance, while the tweeter can be custom-mounted in a better spot up closer to your ears, revealing a whole new world of detail. Separate crossovers are far superior to the simple filters wired into full-range speakers, so the components work together for smoother, more focused sound.

Put Rockford Fosgate sound in your car without breaking the bank. Whether you're building your first system or replacing some burned-out factory speakers, Prime component speaker systems offer clean, powerful performance that'll keep you and your friends entertained as you drive.

The Prime R152-S component system includes 5-1/4" woofers with stiff mica-injected polypropylene cones that deliver strong drums and bass, along with clean reproduction of the midrange frequencies. The separate 1" Mylar balanced dome tweeters top things off with vibrant highs that add excitement to your music without a trace of harshness. You can flush- or surface-mount the tweeters, so you can create the best possible soundstage, plus keep the installation neat. Built-in crossovers ensure a smooth audio response, so all your music plays faithfully.

Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes 2 woofers, 2 tweeters, and 2 woofer grilles
  • 5-1/4" mica-injected polypropylene woofer cone with foam surround
  • 1" Mylar balanced dome tweeter
  • power range: 2-40 watts RMS (80 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 58-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 85 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-15/16"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
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Features and Specs
General
Speaker Size
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5 1/4
Design
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2-way
Tweeter Design
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Balanced dome
Tweeter Composition
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Mylar
Woofer Composition
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Mica-poly
Woofer Surround
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Foam
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity
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85 dB
Frequency Response
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58 - 20k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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2-40
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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80
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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1 7/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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4 3/4
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What's in the box?

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  • Two 5.25" woofers
  • Two 1" tweeters (with attached 6' speaker wire terminated by quick-slide connectors)
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Flush mounting brackets (installed)
  • 2 Surface mounting brackets
  • 2 Trim rings
  • Two 12' lengths of speaker wire (with bare-tinned wire on one end and quick-slide connectors on other end)
  • 4 Short self-tapping screws
  • 8 Long self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed-clips
  • Installation/Operation Instructions (Eng/Fre/Spa)

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Features

Overview: The Rockford Fosgate Prime series Component System kits provide factory OEM replacement while still delivering authentic Rockford Fosgate sound. The Prime R152-S is a dedicated 2-way component system utilizing a Mica injected polypropylene cone and a Mylar balanced dome tweeter. An in-line crossover and multiple tweeter mounting configurations allow for easy installation.

Woofer: The Rockford Fosgate Prime R152-S utilizes a 5.25" Mica injected polypropylene cone woofer for extended frequency response and accommodates direct OEM installation. The 5.25" woofer features a foam surround and stamped steel basket.

Tweeter: The Prime R152-S features a 1.0" Mylar balanced dome tweeter that reproduces crystal clear highs and smooth extended frequency response. This low distortion material allows accurate reproduction of high frequencies for an open sound stage.

Crossover: The R1T-S tweeter has an integrated 6 dB/octave high-pass crossover fixed at 12,000 Hz. The in-line crossover simplifies your installation. The 5.25" woofer has natural roll-off characteristics that allow it to exhibit great acoustic crossover filtering.

Mounting: The Rockford Fosgate Prime RS152-S's woofer features a 4-hole mounting pattern which allows it to fit in standard 5.25" speaker applications. The included 1.0" tweeters offer multiple mounting configurations. You can choose a flush mount, surface mount, or angle mount installation. You can further angle the tweeter once installed in any of the included mounts.

Tweeter Mounting Dimensions Flush Surface Angle
Mounting Height 0.3125" 1.095" 1.875"
Mounting Depth 0.75" 0.6875" (screw depth) 0.625" (screw depth)
Frame Diameter 2.125" 1.815" 1.815"
Cutout Diameter 1.835" N/A N/A
 
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5 out of 5

Best for the price

Written By Anonymous, Middlebranch, OH on Wednesday, February 12, 2014
 
I absolutely love these. I bought these with a budget of around $150 and these are to replace my stock speakers in my ford f-250 superduty. Would reccomend highly for the price
Pros:
Great price Sounds great
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

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Written By Jeff, Topeka, KS on Thursday, December 26, 2013
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Speakers sound much better then the factory ones in my truck.
Pros:
Easy to install and clarity is much better
Cons:
N/A
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3 out of 5

Front Rockford Fosgate Speakers

Written By David F, Yuma, AZ on Friday, August 16, 2013
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I love that valve that you get with these speakers. The woofers are not as good as my stock speakers in my Pontiac Vibe, however the quality vs price is good, but not best.
Pros:
price/value
Cons:
woofers need more power
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R152-S

Written By Adrian, Fresno, CA on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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Easy Installment, Very Crisp Clear, Bass Sounds Awsome, Best Speakers For The Price.. I Would Recommend To Anyone Wanting To Upgrade
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4 out of 5

Return to item Rockford Fosgate Prime R152-S

Written By John, Panama City, FL on Saturday, June 29, 2013
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Great choice for an upgrade from stock car speakers.
Pros:
This item is loud and clear!
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Fosgate primes Bump hard!!!!

Written By Dakota, Columbus on Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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Absolutely love my primes, they look good sound great. Love the amps,and rms. can't wait to get and amplifier to they sound even better. I recommend these to anyone who wants a solid system in there car. Thanks.
Pros:
Base. The tweeters are amazing! EVERYTHING.
Cons:
None.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R152-S

Written By baldymcb, Austin, Tx on Wednesday, May 01, 2013
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Needed a cheap set of components to replace the factory speakers in my '03 Mazda, and these fit the bill quite nicely. I didn't plan on using an amp, so I didn't need high power handling, and the integrated crossover simplified install. Sound quality is improved over the stockers, but not concert hall. Volume does well, driven by an aftermarket kenwood receiver. Don't expect much in the way of bass, or you will probably be disappointed.
Pros:
Cheap. Easy to install. Integrated crossover takes the hassle out of installing components.
Cons:
average power handling, not an issue unless you plan on using an amp.
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5 out of 5

Best bang for the buck

Written By Miguel, Arizona on Sunday, April 28, 2013
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Bought these since they were on sale to replace the old & crusty front speakers in my volvo. I was very impressed with the built in crossover and how easy it was to mount up the tweeters to my door panel. The sound is amazing, clear and crisp with decent bass.
Pros:
Price! Sound quality
Cons:
none so far
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3 out of 5

you get what you pay for

Written By Anonymous, austin tx on Saturday, April 27, 2013
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For 100 dollars you cant expect the best. These are good speakers for the money
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2 out of 5

Not so great.

Written By Junior, Hillsboro, OR on Thursday, March 28, 2013
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Well, I had anticipated a decent improvement to my car's sound system from my stock speakers that were wearing out, but I was disappointed. The speakers have absolutely no bass! You will barely even tell they are working. tweeters are weak too. Not what I was expecting at all. Dont go with these if you want better sound.
Pros:
ehh new I guess
Cons:
Tweeters are weak, speaker have no bass whatsoever.
1 out of 6 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Surprising sound

Written By Greg, Dalton, GA on Wednesday, March 06, 2013
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I don't think you could buy a better set of components for the money.
Pros:
Good build quality
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R152-S

Written By VictorP, Colorado on Tuesday, January 01, 2013
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Install in the wifes 2010 Mazda 3 wagon...Huge improvement over stock which had buzzing in driver's side at moderate volumne. Tweeters required removing stock molded in housing with a dremel, using the deeper backs for the tweeter, and securing them with a c-clip cut from the supplied ring for mounting. Tweeters aimed across the dash board produce highs without jangling the nerves. 5.5" round mounted easily with brackets supplied. Wiring was attaching spade connectors to supplied wire. Over all install was easly after gleening info from youtube. Results are fuller range of sound at all volumns.
Pros:
good price for a good set of speakers
Cons:
must be willing to modify for tweeters mounting buy some door panel retainers as a few will break
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Meh

Written By Jeremy3892, Indianapolis, IN on Monday, July 23, 2012
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I bought these for my 99 Miata, thinking it wouldn't take much to fill the tiny cabin of the Miata, but I learned it's going to take a lot more than these. They hold the lines pretty well, but there's a lot of high end distortion, and so much is lost on the two-way. I have to say, if you have the money for anything with higher wattage, DO IT. These are not the speakers you're looking for.
Pros:
Decent low support
Cons:
Awful mid and highs, sound is tinny and harsh
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Good, but not great.

Written By Ex., Capitol Heights, MD on Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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These were installed in the front speakers of my 2012 Mazda 3. I was able to mount the tweeters in the sail panels. In any case, they sound decent ford their size and price. They do get a little distorted at the highest volume and can't handle much gain. Also, the tweeters are harsh. Still, a solid choice for the Mazda 3 if you don't want to shell out for Focals or do custom work.
1 out of 3 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Too Early To Tell

Written By Captlou, WI on Sunday, April 22, 2012
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Love to built in crossover. Called Crutchfield on a Sunday to get some help. These things did not come with any install info for the tweeters. In order to switch to the angle mount something had to come apart. The adviser suggested twisting it and I finally got them apart. Went pretty well from there. With limited speaker options I chose these for the rear in a hatchback. It's an experiment in progress.
Pros:
Built in crossovers
Cons:
Poor install instructions
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5 out of 5

Great Product

Written By Bigjay2100, Manassas Park, VA on Wednesday, March 07, 2012
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Great product. Easy to install and they sound great. I have these running off of an Alpine MRX-V60 and the power that comes out of them is amazing and the tweeters help the sound stage in my 2006 Ford Expedition. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a good component set of speakers
Pros:
easy to install, sounds great, tweeters have great power
Cons:
instructions are a little iffy as far as where what cables connect where.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R152-S

Written By Scanlon07, Duluth, MN on Monday, February 20, 2012
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Great sound, easy install. I'm not much of a techie, but I installed these myself. They sound awesome!
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R152-S

Written By John, Connecticut on Thursday, January 19, 2012
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Great speakers. Installed two pairs into my Jeep Cherokee with Alpine head unit and an Alpine 45X4 watt amp. Installation of the speakers were quick and easy. They sound terrific. Couldn't be happier.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

not really worht it

Written By Envoy, WA on Saturday, October 15, 2011
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Bought these because the local shop suggested them. I have done speakers in the past, so I thought these would be no problem especially since there was an install kit and instructions. Nowhere does it show tweeter installation or breakdown or say modifications to stock locations REQUIRED!! I was replacing a factory Bose system, because the 2-way was blown, and do not think these are even half as good as the stock. My vehicle was not listed, but the adviser found the "correct" speakers by using a different trim level. Rear speakers not even close, stock was a 6" with a trim piece to 6 1/4" and I WAS SOLD 6 3/4". The new mount ring was 1/4" outside any mounting area. If I were to modify they still would not fit because the depth was also different and the door panel would mash the speaker. The instruction are worse than the foreign language translated instruction in any assembly required product you buy. They are so vague, the cost benefit of "free" says it all. I would not do the internet thing again in a similar situation. I would rather pay a higher price locally and return them when they fail to be what was promised.
9 out of 43 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R152-S

Written By DrBill, Austin, TX on Thursday, August 18, 2011
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These speakers sound a lot better than I thought they would. Big Sound from little speakers. Very little modification to fit in the stock locations in rear of my '88 BMW 325. I would recomend them to anyone with a tight space to fill. Liked that the crossover was built in and not a seperate componate
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R152-S

Written By geemonie, Upper Marlboro, MD on Saturday, July 16, 2011
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The Rockford Fosgate Prime R152-S Speakers were a pleasant Surprise, They were a perfect fit and no modifications were needed not even for the tweeters. The sound is very rich and full they compliment The Rockford Fosgate Punch 1692 perfectly and you can definitely turn up the volume they still sound Good. Great buy for the Money.
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R152-S

Written By TimT, Columbia, SC on Thursday, April 07, 2011
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Good sounding speaker for the price. The tweeters are especially nice
compared to the stock units in my GMC. Installation in my truck was not plug
and play. Installation did take a little modification but nothing anyone couldn't
handle with a drill.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Ok speaker

Written By Mike T, Charleston, SC on Tuesday, March 15, 2011
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Was just looking for a small woofer and component was the only way to get it. Tried the tweeter and the stock one sounded better so i stayed with my stock tweeter. As far as the woofer, sounds a little week to me. If you are looking for a wow! these speakers are NOT it.
7 out of 19 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

These speakers are Awesome!!

Written By Mike, Overland Park, KS on Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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I have had these in for around a week now and WOW they are Awesome!! If your on
the fence about getting them just do it!
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R152-S

Written By Anonymous, maine on Sunday, February 20, 2011
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great speakers sound clear and crisp
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R152-S

Written By jan, newark, ca on Sunday, February 13, 2011
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installation was easy, the only problem was when you mount the twitters there was nothing to hold them in place and the installation instruction for flushed mounting them is too short to cover the desired installation it your creative you'll find a way. and for the sound not as good as i thought it should be. overall easy installation and average sound quality.
3 out of 8 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Super sound at a great price

Written By Stan, Hickory NC on Wednesday, February 09, 2011
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This component speaker system rocks, and with no extra crossovers ( they are built in)
make it a great install. Really sounds crisp!
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R152-S

Written By Barrera, Virginia Beach, VA on Friday, February 04, 2011
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Amazing!!! I could not believe the huge difference in sound quality these speakers
made. Absolutly satisfied and highly recommended.
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4 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R152-S

Written By mmitt, Virginia on Sunday, January 30, 2011
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speakers sound better than I expected.
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4 out of 5

Nice Speakers

Written By Anonymous, Chesterfield VA on Thursday, January 27, 2011
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Great speakers, I have always trusted Rockford Fosgate and they came through again.
These compononent speakers havea a crisp clear sound. I would like a little more base,
however I am pretty sure that can only be achieved with sub woofers. Great speakers for
the price.
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5 out of 5

Excellent sound

Written By Jim, Lake Villa, IL on Thursday, December 02, 2010
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Awesome sound for a great price!!!
2 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Awesome sounding

Written By Marc, Katy, TX on Sunday, April 04, 2010
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These speakers sound great. I am hearing notes and words in the songs that I
did not know were there. The installation instructions that come with the
speakers leave a bit to the imagination, but in the end, any trouble was more
than worth the effort. The bass is tight, and the highs from the tweeters are
clean. All in all a good investment.
94 out of 101 people found this helpful
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