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Rockford Fosgate Prime R16

6-1/2" 2-way car speakers

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Item #: 575R16
 

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Our take on the Rockford Fosgate Prime R16

by John Pollard
Rockford Fosgate

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.

Excellent factory replacement
Whether you're building your first system or replacing some burned-out factory speakers, Rockford Fosgate's Prime R16 6-1/2" speakers offer clean, powerful performance that'll keep you and your friends rockin' as you drive. Plus, Prime speakers are a great way to get Rockford Fosgate sound quality without destroying your bank account.

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Better components give you better detail
The Prime R16 6-1/2" speakers sport stiff mica-injected polypropylene woofer cones that deliver strong drums and bass, along with clean reproduction of the midrange frequencies. The Mylar tweeters add the excitement of strong high-frequency response to your music without a trace of harshness. Built-in crossover networks divide the frequencies going to each driver, so all your music plays faithfully. Grilles are included.

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Highlights:

  • 6-1/2" 2-way car speakers (pair)
  • mica-injected polypropylene woofer with foam surround
  • 1/2" Mylar balanced dome tweeter
  • power range: 2-40 watts RMS (80 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 60-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2"
  • grilles 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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1/2" Balanced Dome
Tweeter Composition
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Mylar
Woofer Composition
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Mica injected 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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91 dB at 2.83 volts
88 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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60 - 22k 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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2
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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4 7/8
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What's in the box?

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  • Two 6-1/2" Two-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Two 12' lengths of speaker wire (female quick connects on one end and bare tinned wire on other)
  • Eight 1-1/4" Self tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Installation/Operation manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ German/ Italian)

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Features

Woofer: The Rockford Fosgate Prime R16 utilizes Mica injected polypropylene cone woofers, cold rolled steel baskets, and foam surrounds.

Tweeter: Each speaker features a 1/2" Mylar balanced dome tweeter. A semi-dome tweeter has a dome placed inside a cone; balanced dome tweeters are semi-dome tweeters with equal reproduction area given the cone and dome portions of the tweeter. The low distortion Mylar material allows accurate reproduction of high frequencies for an open sound stage.

Mounting: While Rockford Fosgate calls the R16 a 6" speaker, they are sized to mount in standard three-hole and four-hole 6-1/2 applications. They can also be easily mounted in 6-3/4 applications, but because the extra screw holes create an air leak in the larger opening, speaker baffles must be used.

 
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Rockford Fosgate Prime R16 Reviews

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5 out of 5

Good sound

Written By will, Goldsboro, NC on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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Good speakers for the money. Good sound not too high not too low.
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate R16

Written By WRX guy, Hopedale, MA on Friday, November 16, 2012
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These things are awesome! I put them in as front door replacements for my 2008 Subaru WRX Hatchback. I have the "Premium" sound system from Subaru, which is ok, but not great. When I pulled the door panel off, I had no idea it already had 2-way speakers, same size, already in the door. So I didn't expect much of a change. But I went ahead an replaced the OEM's with the R16. WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!! The bass is more repsonsive and the high's are definitely much more crisp. I will most likely do the back door speakers as well. Great sound for the money! Of course, installation instructions from Crutchfield are always great and the wiring harness they sent was a perfect fit! I highly recommend these speakers. Don't be fooled by the low price!!!
Pros:
Awesome! Great sound for the money, huge improvement over OEM's.
Cons:
NONE!
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R16

Written By Anonymous, Thibodaux, Louisiana on Friday, October 05, 2012
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The speakers are an excellent replacement for stock speakers & very high quality for the price.
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3 out of 5

R16 speakers

Written By Josh, Clinton,ma on Thursday, September 06, 2012
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Ok..The speakers sound amazing just didn't fit properly
Pros:
Sound quality
Cons:
Doesnt fit in the factory drilled holes
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate speakers

Written By Ironmike, Bettendorf, IA on Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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Excellent speakers for the money, I can now hear my son's car approaching from a block away and he is very happy that he is now able to announce his entrance in such a booming fashion. The sound is excellent and the bass output rattles the windows. Midrange and treble are crystal clear and the installation procedure was straight forward. The speakers fit the car beautifully; all in all an outstanding purchase.
Pros:
Ease of installation, sound output, power handling capability, clarity.
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R16

Written By Geo, Downingtown,Pa on Thursday, July 05, 2012
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Put these in rear deck of chevy cavalier, not as loud or have as much bass as would have like. That being said they are very good speakers and the sound is good. I am going to try to put them in the front doors even thought it doesnt say the are a direct match.
Pros:
Good Sound
Cons:
Not enough bass or as loud as I wanted
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Nice sound

Written By JC, Seattle, WA on Monday, July 02, 2012
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Nice sounding replacement speakers. Decent highs and lows. Handles a bit of the "thump" on some sound tracks too.
Pros:
Nice sound. Good overall stock replacement speaker. Great speaker for the money!
Cons:
Can get a bit "boomy" when pushed hard.
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4 out of 5

Sound good, no need for bracket

Written By Tom, Buellton, CA on Sunday, March 18, 2012
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For the price, these sound great. They are many times better than my factory Nissan Xterra speakers, especially since both were blown! One note to anyone installing them in a 2000 Xterra, the mounting brackets are absolutely unnecessary! They go right onto the factory mounts (unlike the P1692 in the rear, which don't fit at all - see my review of those).
Pros:
Sound good for the money, easy to install.
Cons:
Fitting details for the 2000 Xterra are incorrect - no extra bracket needed at all.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Good Stuff

Written By Dave, Kentucky on Monday, March 12, 2012
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Great price for a set of speakers to upgrade over stock.
Pros:
Good hi's, good mids with decent bass.
Cons:
None.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R16

Written By Anonymous, Colorado on Sunday, March 11, 2012
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Good bang for the buck speakers.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Awesome for the price

Written By Ty, Westbrook on Sunday, February 26, 2012
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These speaker are clear as loud and is a great addition with my system and would recommend these to all my friends
Pros:
Clear and crisp sound
Cons:
Not a damn thing
5 out of 6 people found this helpful
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