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.

Product 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

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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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)

Features and Specs

Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1/2" Balanced Dome
Tweeter Composition Mylar
Woofer Composition Mica injected poly
Woofer Surround Foam
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity 91 dB at 2.83 volts
88 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response 60 - 22k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 2-40
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 80
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 7/8

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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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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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Rockford Fosgate Prime R16

Written By Anonymous, Colorado on Sunday, March 11, 2012

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Good bang for the buck speakers.

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

Get everything you’ll need to enjoy your new Rockford Fosgate Prime R16

Reduce ambient road noise and your vehicle's "rattles," for better sound inside your car.
You'll need speaker wire to connect your speakers to your amp.
Keep your speakers clean and dry. They compress to fit behind your speakers.
These speaker connectors are handy if you're running new speaker wire or if your speakers have oversized terminals.
The right tools will help keep your installation simple and clean.
If your stereo doesn't cut the deep bass from your full-range speakers, a set of bass blockers can help prevent distortion and give you cleaner bass too.
Dynamat 10415 Xtreme Speaker Kit

Dynamat 10415 Xtreme Speaker Kit

Two 10-in. x 10-in. Sheets

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Dynamat 10435 Xtreme Door Kit

Dynamat 10435 Xtreme Door Kit

With four 12" x 36" sheets — covers two doors

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Dynamat SuperLite Tri-Pak

Dynamat SuperLite Tri-Pak

Triple package — 3 sheets, 12 square feet (Model #10612)

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T-Spec 16-gauge Speaker Wire

T-Spec 16-gauge Speaker Wire

Black/white jacket — priced per foot

Item #: 120SW16WB1


T-Spec 12-gauge Speaker Wire

T-Spec 12-gauge Speaker Wire

Black/white jacket — priced per foot

Item #: 120SW12WB1


Stinger PRO Series Speaker Wire

Stinger PRO Series Speaker Wire

Priced per foot (16 Gauge)

Item #: 541SPW516B


XTC 6-1/2

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Protect your speakers (3-1/4" depth)

Item #: 237XT65


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Boom Mat 6-1/2

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Protect your speakers
Regular and slim-line sizes (Regular: 3" depth)

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Metra Female Quick Slides

Metra Female Quick Slides

An assortment of female quick slide connectors for connecting to speaker terminals

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Bojo Trim Panel Tools

Bojo Trim Panel Tools

Set of 6 pry tools — helps remove interior and exterior trim and door panels

Item #: 126CR6NGL


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Metra Crimp Tool and Connectors

Metra Crimp Tool and Connectors

Package contains crimp tool and over 150 pieces

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Pro.Fit Wire Worm

Pro.Fit Wire Worm

Installation tool helps route wiring through tight spaces

Item #: 042DM4533


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S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool

S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool

Cuts and strips 12- to 22-gauge wire

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S&G Tool Aid 87615

S&G Tool Aid 87615

Window and Door Clip Removal Tool

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S&G Tool Aid 87650

S&G Tool Aid 87650

Door Trim and Panel Removal Tool

Item #: 18187650


Skewdriver Pro SPK4042

Skewdriver Pro SPK4042

Ratcheting straight and offset screwdriver set with 40 bits (Skewdriver Pro with ratchet handle, pictured)

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Spec Tools SQR-200a Squeeze Wrench

Spec Tools SQR-200a Squeeze Wrench

Narrow space ratchet kit with 18 sockets

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Bojo Trim Panel Tools

Bojo Trim Panel Tools

Set of 6 pry tools — helps remove interior and exterior trim and door panels

Item #: 126CR6LNGL


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Bass Blockers

Bass Blockers

Pairs (300 Hz cut-off)

Item #: 127BB300A2