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Rockford Fosgate Prime R165-S

6-1/2" component speaker system

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Our take on the Rockford Fosgate Prime R165-S

Whether you're building your first system or replacing some burned-out factory speakers, Rockford Fosgate's Prime 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.

Rockford Fosgate woofer

The woofers are built tough so they can play at high volume.

Excellent factory replacement

Whether you're building your first system or replacing some burned-out factory speakers, Rockford Fosgate's Prime 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.

Better components give you better detail

The Prime R165-S 6-1/2" component speaker system sports stiff mica-injected 6-1/2" polypropylene woofers that deliver strong drums and bass, along with clean reproduction of the midrange frequencies. The separate 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.

Installation note: You'll need a pair of our universal backstraps to install the tweeters in the factory locations.

Great sound with my stock system. Very easy to install

Jim, Nashville TN

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Woofers
  • 2 Tweeters (each with attached 70" speaker wire terminated by quick-slide connectors)
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Flush mounting tweeter housings (with tweeters installed)
  • 2 Angled surface mounting tweeter housings
  • 2 Flush-mount retaining clips
  • Two 12' lengths of speaker wire (with tinned bare wire on one end and quick-slide connectors on other)
  • Eight 1-1/4" Self-tapping screws
  • Four 5/8" Flat-head screws
  • 8 Speed-clips
  • Installation/Operation instructions (English/ French/ Spanish/ German/ Italian)

Product Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes 2 woofers, 2 tweeters, and 2 woofer grilles
  • 6-1/2" mica-injected polypropylene woofer cone with foam surround
  • 1/2" Mylar balanced dome tweeter
  • power range: 2-40 watts RMS (80 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 60-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 92 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165-S

Average Customer Review(s):

(114 Reviews)

Nice addition to my stock sound system

Jim from Nashville TN on 10/26/2016

2013 Jeep Wrangler

Great sound with my stock system. Very easy to install

Pros: Great sound, great price and easy to install

Cons: Non

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Anonymous from Denver, CO on 10/13/2016

2004 Toyota Sequoia
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These speakers and bracket they shipped with have zero bass response. It could be that the bracket does not align with my vehicle and left some serious openings in the speaker hole. However, they sound tinny. 2004 Toyota Sequoia



Crutchfield response on October 18, 2016 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to help the customer. We'll either help him get these speakers sounding the way they should, or help him return them for an exchange or refund.

Not too shabby

Mistah_m from Tampa, FL on 10/4/2016

2014 Ford Focus
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Not bad for the money. Very good quality. Can't go wrong.



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Josif from Orange County, CA on 10/3/2016

2006 Scion xB
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound, love it. I bought it mostly because the price was reasonable.



Great upgrade

Matt from Idaho on 9/20/2016

2016 Honda HR-V
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

great for the price. Replace my factory speakers (2016) with these, and what an incredible difference. I would recommend any basic factory system be updated asap

Pros: price. Ease of installation. sound quality

Cons: running wire for components

Good overall but loss of factory level bass

Bryan from Toccoa, GA on 9/16/2016

2002 Dodge Dakota
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They sound Great and plenty of volume off the factory radio. BUT the bass is almost completely filtered out, as compared to factory speakers. kind of a bummer

Pros: Ease of install, Clear and loud with factory radio

Cons: No bass

OK for the price

Jason from Lynnwood, WA on 9/4/2016

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

OK for the price, the tweeters are a bit muddy

Pros: Price Solid mids

Cons: Highs are muddy


Lonnie from Boyertown, PA on 8/29/2016

2011 Subaru Impreza
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent choice of speakers, installed a set in the front and the rear of my car. Separate tweeters made all the difference in the world from stock!



Good value, especially for factory head units

Gus from Austin, TX on 8/3/2016

2010 MINI Cooper
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The head unit on a Mini Cooper is a nightmare to replace and the sound on the "boost cd" system seemed like garbage no matter how I adjusted the settings. After some research, I found the factory front door speakers consisted of a 6 1/2" woofer at the ankle and a 4" midrange at the knee. There was no tweeter, which is why the frequency response for the car is spec'd to only get up to 14kHz. (oh, so THAT'S why it sounded like garbage) The factory wiring has these two speakers wired in parallel. After removing the door panels, the (crutchfield supplied) speaker mounting plates worked well for installing the lower woofers, and I used universal backstraps which were installed in the location of the 4" midrange as a place to mount the RF R165-S tweeter. The crossover network is in the speakers themselves, so that was a non-issue. Once installed, I was glad I went through with it. I could finally hear the snap in snare drums, hi hats, and esses in the vocals. I didn't expect bass to change too much because the surface area wasn't changed, but there actually is better efficiency of bass even with the factory head. Music played and sampled ranges from Coltrane, James Brown, and lesser compressed older music to newer stuff like St. Vincent, Queens of the Stone Age, Beck, and Iggy Pop. All of it manages to sound much better, even over road noise. No, it won't sound like you got a sub, but it was an easy step for phasing out the paper cone treble blues.

Pros: Inexpensive for a component set, Great response to a lower RMS factory head unit, very good balance at flat EQ settings, no regrets

Cons: wiring leads may be flimsy if you need to remove the connection more than once

Great Speakers, Great Price

Steven from Greenfield, IN on 8/3/2016

2002 Honda Accord
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Although I don't have experience with speaker performance & comparison, these speakers are a great bang for the buck. I paired with a Kenwood Excelon DDX6902S, which drives the speakers to give a great all around response. I replaced my factory speakers, and am very impressed with the difference in performance. Do note: these do not perform well with a low output factory radio. I've noticed a few bad reviews where people complain about lack of bass response. I noticed when I initially installed the speakers and still had the factory radio, it was not enough to fully drive these speakers.)

Pros: Great overall performance- clear highs and lows. Price for performance is tough to beat.


Good Speakers

James from TN on 8/2/2016

2007 Toyota RAV4
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Installed speakers in a couple hours, not too bad. Speakers sound clear, but do not have the same volume as the factory speakers. They are not as loud and they need more base. I am not expecting a louder/harder base, but it is less than the factory speakers. I will end up adding a small amp.

Pros: Good clear sound

Cons: Needs to match factory base and volume

Great speakers

TEVIS J from Ft Lauderdale, FL on 7/26/2016

2002 Lexus ES300
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These were the best speakers that fit my car. The sound great. Wish these.would have fit the rear door too.

Pros: Great bass.

Cons: None.

Brackets not needed

Brian from Piqua ohio on 7/13/2016

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

First off the speakers sound great. Hit the highs and midst very well.nice little punch to them. I'm running them off my Kenwood head unit at 22 watts and they sound pretty good. Very pleased with them so far but, I am disappointed with Crutchfield. First they said I would need to buy the mounting brackets for these speakers. That is not the case they drop right in with no problems. Of course I didn't no this until I had already drilled out the rivets of the factory mount. Second the speaker wire adapters were useless. They sent the male end the connection when really you need the female end to be able to use these. I ended up just cutting the end off and making it work. Could have been much easier with the right products or information..

Pros: Good speakers. Nice punch with just a head units 22 watts

Cons: None on speakers

Crutchfield response on July 18, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the speakers installed correctly! Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Great bang for the buck

Erik the H from Inverness, FL on 7/4/2016

2005 Kia Spectra5
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These are great speakers for their price, providing good clear sound just from the power output from my Pioneer AVH headunit. Some reviews have complained that they "lack bass" and, while they do lack a little bit, their clarity more than makes up for that; they can play much louder and clearer than my stock speakers could (provided I watch my eq settings) and actually play louder at a lower volume setting. I have since added on a cheap powered 10" subwoofer to round things out (a certain brand available at a large discount store....didn't want to spend much on a car I'll be selling in under a year) and it is now near to perfect. With the sub filling the low frequencies and the RF comps up front with RF 2-ways in the rear high-passed properly, I get what I wanted which is good sound quality and a small amount of bump for not too much money for all four speakers and the powered sub. Granted, I'm not driving around trying to rattle the doors of everyone around me, I'm just trying to play it at a level that is enjoyable to me for the hour+ I spend driving in the car to and from work daily. I'm way past the "super loud and rattle my kidneys" stage of car audio, and music in a car that loud is just dumb and dangerous.

Pros: Clarity of sound, power efficiency


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Rockford Fosgate from Durham on 6/26/2016

2003 Dodge Dakota
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I do enjoy my purchase and good sound and Quality I enjoy the sound of music coming from a new pioneer stereo and I'm going to purchase some subs that will give my stereo the sound I'm looking



A Great Upgrade from Stock Speakers

Dohnuts from Truckee, CA on 6/23/2016

2004 Chevrolet Astro
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I found these easy to install and a huge improvement over my stock speakers. I've turned up the volume louder than I would ever be able to continuously listen and they still sound clean. I didn't need the mounting brackets that were supplied for the woofer/midrange. They fit the factory holes. The supplied adapters for the factory wiring made connecting them a breeze. For the tweeter I just used a little hot glue to make sure it stayed in place in the factory location and connected the wiring to the woofer instead of the factory wiring that was previously connected to the old tweeter. The price was reasonable for great sounding speakers.

Pros: Easy install, Great Sound, Fair Price

Cons: None

Would not buy again...

Bryan from Cincinnati, OH on 6/20/2016

1998 Toyota Sienna
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Speakers are fair for the price. I probably would not buy them again, I would spend a little more and get a better sound.

Pros: Price

Cons: Quality, sound. Products shipped (speaker wires) did not match vehicle.

great upgrade

William from Asheboro, NC on 6/9/2016

2006 Honda Civic DX
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great upgrade

Pros: so much better than stock

Cons: none

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Stacey from Charlottesville, VA on 5/22/2016

2010 Chevrolet HHR
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Easy to install sounds great

Pros: Rockford has never let me down

Cons: None

Best component value to replace stock

AlexAloha from Honolulu, HI on 4/28/2016

2002 Toyota Highlander
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Bought these to replace 14 year old stock Pioneers. Was quite surprised regarding the physical appearance of the old speakers, but with the new ones installed, there is a perceptible improvement of range and clarity. Nothing negative to report other than I wish they could be ordered without the grill, as it is a waste to just toss them.

Pros: Best value components to replace stock.

Cons: As many have reviewed, the bass is lacking right out of the box.

Awesome sound

Anonymous from Dayton, Ohio on 4/24/2016

2015 Subaru WRX
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Got these with the help of the Crutchfield team. They are truly amazing, and the sound is a lot better than stock.



Easy decision

MusicMakesMeHi from Richmond, VA on 4/10/2016

1994 Ford F Series
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This a awesome buy. Great price. Great results. Easy to install. Very clear, great sounding speakers. Recommend anyone to try. Won't be disappointed. Fit right into my existing space. No problems or issues.



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Anonymous from San Diego, CA on 4/1/2016

2006 Toyota Tundra
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Met every requirement I was after. The component set fit with no issue or adapters, making this purchase that much better. Secondly, the component set was lower in price than other products in its class. Further, the sound was excellent for the product, exceeding expectation. Lastly, this set is simplified with no crossover leaving less items to deal with or sort out when doing a professional style installation - the tweeter has a high pass filter built in and the kids utilize great frequency response and cutoff. Definitely recommend this component set if you're in the market.

Pros: Simple two piece set with no crossover Price Quality of sound for price


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Kris from Valpo,IN on 3/28/2016

2004 Chevrolet Impala
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Great sound for money



Turn it up

Mark Z from new hyde park, NY on 3/24/2016

2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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I needed to upgrade from my infinity system in my Jeep and these speakers make a huge difference. The sound is clean and loud which is what I need when the top and doors are off. It took some trimming of the tweeter pods to make the fit but is was easy and worth the effort.

Pros: Clear, clean sound

Cons: Minor effort to fit.

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Neng from minneapolis, MN on 3/23/2016

2004 Subaru Impreza WRX
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Easy to install. I would have given a 4 out of 5 star but one of the tweeters were wired wrong. Positive wire was soldered into negative and negative was soldered into positive. I couldn't figure out why one of the tweeters worked and one did not. I finally cut the wires and switched the connection around. Overall sound quality is decent. Not great, but good. My stock speakers sounded better. I figure since I spent the money on these speakers and installed it, I didn't want to deal with the hassle of taking it out and shipping it to return so I just kept it.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Not worth the price. Sound quality is worst than my stock speakers. One of the tweeter's positive wire was soldered into negative and negative was soldered into positive. It took me a while to be able to determine the problem.

Great Entry-level Component Set

Kevin from albuquerque, NM on 3/9/2016

2014 Nissan Frontier SV
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I needed these as part of a simple speaker replacement in my Frontier. I did not want to have to hide any additional crossovers, so these were perfect. They have performed way better than anticipated, the tweeters pick up exactly what I want and the woofers are quite responsive.

Pros: Compact alternative to a traditional component set, easier to place and wire

Cons: Tweeter is parasitic to the woofer, woofer still receives full range of what the tweeters do

Wow the sound!!

Brad E. from B'ham, AL on 3/8/2016

2008 Smart fortwo
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Best sound if heard from a speaker this size

Pros: Awesome sound

Cons: None

Awesome for the price...

Greybush from fresno, CA on 2/28/2016

2005 Honda Civic
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Hooked directly to radio and sounds great, huge improvement over stock civic speakers.

Pros: Good sound good price.

Cons: None

awesome especially for the price

mike from plant city, FL on 2/18/2016

These speakers and the pioneer amp they are hooked up to absolutely surprised me. For 70 bucks they scream. Lots of clarity and very loud. Not a ton of midbass but i expected that plus im crossed over a bit high to get a less distorted sound. Very good buy

Pros: Loud clear and cheap. Plus crutchfield has the great customer service.

Cons: Makes me want a second set for the back lol

Great sound for the money

Jay from Pearl, MS on 2/17/2016

2004 Toyota Corolla
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Upgraded my daughter factory speakers in her corolla and these did not disappoint. They sound much better and she loves the sound these produce. Install was easy and will buy again.

Pros: Great sound on aftermarket radio Easy install Great value No amp needed

Cons: None

Great Speaker for the Price

John M from winter park, FL on 2/16/2016

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

Great Speakers easy to install, comes with the Speaker Mounting bracket and wiring adapter. Gave them a 4 for a few reasons, 1. The tweeters could have easily also had a wiring adapter as well, The screws to mount the speaker to the adapter ring too long, caused me to slip and puncture the foam ring. I used smaller screws to mount the speakers after that. They Sound Great!

Pros: Easy to install with the provided kits

Cons: Tweeter has to be custom installed and no wiring kit. Screws to mount speaker in the adapter kit too long they only need to be 1/2" Max

Fantastic Sound

Charlie from columbia, MD on 2/16/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good sound for the money



Excellent speakers

Kne6 from waikoloa, HI on 2/16/2016

2006 Hummer H3
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The sound is excellent... I would totally recommend to friends n family



Excellent product

Julio B from Okinawa, Japan on 2/10/2016

1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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The sound is perfect for the price. Deep sound and clear.



Awesome Product

Michael H from buford, GA on 2/8/2016

2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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Install was simple and speakers round out the system

Pros: Sound Quality

Cons: N/A

great deal

Bill from east bridgewater, MA on 1/24/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

sound great and priced right ! very happy !!

Pros: price and sound quality

Cons: none


808n8 from hilo, HI on 1/19/2016

1999 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sounds good but not for the price. Does not handle much power and provides "punchless" bass. The sound ordinance components ( which I also own) handle more power and sound way better and has surprisingly strong bass. I have a Rockford prime 300x4 amp that I use to power the front and rear door sound ordinance 6 1/2" components and tried the RF's on the amp to be fair. Final words, not worth the price. There are better speakers available for less money.

Pros: Good sound

Cons: Too expensive for low power rms and no bass.

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Brittany from Florida on 1/12/2016

Decent for the price

Pros: I can hear my music in my loud jeep.

Cons: Zero bass

Great sound for the money

Supercleatus from Orange, TX on 12/15/2015

2011 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very impressed with these speakers especially for the price. I haven't personally tackled installing car audio equipment since my teenage years in the late 80s and early 90s. I was hesitant to buy these components at first because I didn't think you could good quality sound from speakers unless you spent a good chunk of change. I guess technology and good ole capitalism (USA! USA! USA!) have given us another great products at a great price. I simply replaced the stock speakers in my 2011 Toyota 4Runner with these in the front and another set of these in the back where I mounted the tweeter in the interior cover over the back lift gate. I also put a set of RF Prime R1525X2 in the two rear passenger doors. The bottom line is that the improvement in sound was very noticeable even with the stock head unit pushing these speakers. I installed them just before a long family road trip and we really enjoyed hearing some of favorites songs through these speakers. Much more detail, much more enjoyable. I have read differing opinions about how these speakers handle bass. I think it will greatly depend on how you tune your system and what your expectations are from these speakers. I didn't expect much bass from them, but was pleasantly surprised at how they handled bass. I don't expect them to excel at handling bass because of their size and design. They are not subs. I just finished a box for my Polk Audio DB1040DVC 10" sub. That's where I will focus my expectations about bass

Pros: Inexpensive, seem to be good quality, very good sound. I really appreciated the product knowledge and customer service that comes with dealing with Crutchfield.

Cons: None so far

Great speakers so far!

BL5BO from Maryland on 11/15/2015

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

These are very clear and provide great balanced sound!



Great set of components!

Tyler W from Pennsylvania on 11/11/2015

I installed these speakers in my 2007 Hyundai Sonata, and along with the set of Kicker 40cs654's in the rear, they are an absolute dream to listen to. My speakers are powered by a 4 channel 70w RMS Sony amp, and even though the RF's are being overpowered quite substantially, they perform perfectly without any distortion with the high pass filter on and the gain set to about 2/3. These speakers do not distort whatsoever at these levels unless the volume is up further than 4/5 of the way. The mids and highs are astronomically great and I would absolutely suggest this same set up to anyone who has four 6.5" speakers in their vehicle. They performed amazingly even while they were being powered by the head unit only.

Pros: Crisp highs which are not too bright and mids which are just right. I cannot stress how well these perform for the price.

Cons: These speakers do not handle bass very well, and as such I would suggest running a high pass filter and pairing them with speakers that are better with lower frequencies, such as the Kickers mentioned above.

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Mike B from Illinois on 11/10/2015

2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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These speakers sound MUCH better than the factory speakers w/factory radio.mounting brackets took a little adapting but not too bad. harness worked great.Drilled factory tweeter out with 1 3/4 hole saw and mounted new tweeters in them

Pros: sound very good

Cons: a little adaption necessary

Excellent Highs, No lows

Scoot from Florida on 10/24/2015

2005 Toyota Sienna
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I installed these in my 2005 Sienna today. I recently installed a Kenwood BT312U deck to get the ability to use music from Apple Music. I was looking for crisp highs. I got them! They were installed in pace of the stock 6x9's in the door. Though my bass is now non existent I now have crisp,clear highs. I have never had a system that I had to turn down the I do. Next step will be a small, powered sub to fill in the low range. I didn't get vehicle specific installation instructions with them but I still had the PDF from the deck install that covered the whole van.

Pros: CRISP highs!!! descent mids.

Cons: Not a con for me but if you are looking for bass...these are not for you.

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MichaelD from Statesville, nc on 9/23/2015

2010 Kia Rio 5
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Very nice set of speakers! Nicely constructed and well built, plenty of bass for what they are and made the wife very happy! I mounted these in a 2010 Kia Rio5, and would buy them again in a heartbeat for any other car.

Pros: Solid construction. Very good bass despite using a stock Kia radio. Overall much better by an order of magnitude compared to stock.

Cons: Tweeters, expect to turn down the treble when playing anything at a high volume, these will pierce your ears from the 'tingyness'. Mounting, while I didn't expect a perfect fit, I had to drill holes in the stock mount to fit them, annoying at best and be prepared for it! Also my particular Kia does NOT have components, they are coaxial, so in order to fit the tweeter you will need to cut a hole in your door (or mount them inside of it somehow).

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Tim from Tennessee on 8/8/2015

1967 Ford F Series
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These speakers are great

Pros: easy install


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John C from Florida on 7/27/2015

1996 Ford F Series
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Great sound and great quality, these speakers really livened up my truck!

Pros: Great clear sound and great quality.

Cons: Not as much bass as i thought.

Great Buy

A-aron from California on 7/23/2015

2001 Honda Civic EX
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Great speakers. Crisp sound




Mike34 from New Jersey on 6/15/2015

1998 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers talk and look the part, but do not perform. They are muddy at best with a Sony head unit...will try with an Alpine amp. Not happy with the quality so far.

Pros: Better than stock paper cone woofers

Cons: they look better than they perform

Upgrade From Factory Speakers

LabDad from North Carolina on 6/8/2015

2014 Ford Escape
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Upgraded factory speakers in front and rear doors for my 2013 Ford Escape with Sony Audio. Definitely better sound, but not knock your socks off better. More clarity from the tweeters. Bass is ok, but still not outstanding. With installation, the upgrade for two sets of speakers cost me about $400. I think it was worth it. Overall, I'm happy I did it as I listen to a lot of music in the car so want something that sounds better than average.

Pros: Good Value. Definite upgrade over the factory speakers.

Cons: High end is a bit bright. Bass could be more distinctive.

Best speaker

Jorey from Oklahoma on 5/2/2015

2004 Infiniti G35
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Installed these bad boys in a G35 coupe & the quality is beyond nice. Best components out the for the overall price & quality you get without having to dig deep in your pockets.

Pros: Crystal clear sound, Mids & highs are excellent, & had no issues with installation. Great set of components speakers & looking to put these in my other vehicle.


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sean from Colorado on 4/15/2015

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Good sound for the money. Bought these to replace blown speaker in my 2002 audi A4. They sound good but maybe not as good as the factory speakers. Lost a little bass.

Pros: Good speakers for the money.

Cons: Can't crank them up without fear of blowing them.

Great Speakers great price

Mangojeep from Florida on 4/10/2015

2011 Jeep Wrangler
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I just purchased and installed thesee in my 2011 jeep wrangler. The tweeters fit perfect in the factory spot with the factory grille. They sound great on the factory stereo I was going to purchase an amp to power them but I am glad I held off because after insstalling them I do not think they need any more power. When I pulled my factory speakers out of the boxes I put dynamat and polyfil in the factory boxes I think this may have helped a lot as well.

Pros: great price and fit perfect with the supplied adapters.

Cons: if I did not have a facotry sub they may be lacking bass

Au Naturale

Anonymous from Washington Ga on 4/7/2015

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Sound the way it should be, not muddy, not tinny but just right without the need to crank the volume

Pros: Very natural sound

Cons: Struggles just a little bit when you push them hard

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Anonymous from Three Springs, PA 17264 on 3/25/2015

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
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Just what expected!



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P C from Georgia on 2/22/2015

2005 GMC Envoy
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Good Sound



Great Speakers

Anonymous from Tulsa, OK on 2/19/2015

2014 Toyota Tacoma
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Great speakers, this is the second set I've bought and they work great and sound great.

Pros: Cheap. Great Sound.


Good sound

Ethan from Panama city on 2/3/2015

2006 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The tweeters have good clean sound and the door speakers are able to handle higher volume than my old one

Pros: Good clean sound

Cons: The tweeters were hard to mount because there is nowhere to screw into them, the cups they sent also were too small for them to fit

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Gerry M from Lawrence, Ks on 1/13/2015

1996 Acura 2.5TL
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Massive improvement over factory

Pros: Great sound over the range they are capable of reproducing

Cons: Definitely needs a sub to get the full range of sound

Super clean sound

ChucksB from Florida on 1/11/2015

2009 Toyota Tundra
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super sound for the price.

Pros: ease of installation and superb sound

Cons: none

great speakers

Randy from Denver Co. on 11/17/2014

2001 Dodge Durango
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought 2 sets of RF Prime R165-S component speakers to replace the factory speakers that had blown in my 01 dodge durnago that I just bought. I read all the reviews on these and quite a few other speakers before making the purchase and i'm very pleased !! My Durango has the infinity upgrded system that comes with its own factory installed infinity amp, the system sounded pretty dam good had the speakers not been blown " lots of distortion and rattling at higher volumes" i probably would have let it be and just upgraded the head unit and threw in my amp and subs but i could barely turn the volume up to any kind of good level without the lovely sound of blown speakers so i decided to upgrade. These RF's sound good with the factory head and they are running through the factory amp but I know they will sound much better after i install my Kenwood-KDC-BT758HD that I will be ordering from Crutchfield very soon, tricky part will be by passing the factory amp from the new head unit to the new speakers because the factory amp won't do the speakers any justice with an after market head unit , I will also be ordering a 4 channel amp from Crutchfield to replace the factory amp at some point to bring it all together and just can't wait !! So to sum it all up " i know i rambled too much" the speakers are awesome the highs and lows are great, crisp and clear, just need some power behind them to get the full appreciation for them.

Pros: great sound for a great price they come in 3 days right on time.

Cons: installation was kind of a pain in the arss, the tweeters were pretty difficult to install into my Durango as there is no bracket per say to make them fit where the factory ones were, I had to cut out the small grill area for the RF's to fit into but in the end i like the clean after market look, the Woofers went into the doors quite easily with the exception that brackets sent to me by Crutchfield needed thier own modifications to fit , all in all not to bad and quick once i figured out tricks.

Perfect Factory Replacement

Lou from Phoenix, AZ on 11/1/2014

2013 Ford Fiesta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I thought the factory units sounded decent, these speakers take it to a stellar level. The brilliance gained in the higher frequencies are awesome. Speakers are incredibly efficient and work very well with the factory radio. Can't miss with these speakers...I relied on previous comments and hope this helps future buyers.

Pros: Great sound, increased brilliance and higher frequencies bring out a greater richness to music that factory units can't do. Installation was a breeze and followed the instructions provided was in in out in no time.

Cons: NONE! I am really happy with these speakers.

Great component speakers for the price.

Glen from Georgetown,DE on 9/21/2014

2009 Nissan Cube
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These component speakers sound great, I've never been disappointed by Rockford Fosgate. My only gripe is with the tweeters. On songs with heavy hi-hats and cymbals, the sound is very metallic and harsh, even with the integrated crossover. It's almost to the point of nails on a chalkboard. I'm hoping the sound clears up when I install an amplifier. But all in all, a great set of component speakers for the price.

Pros: Great price, Ease of install, Great sound from the woofers

Cons: Harsh sounding tweeters definitely need an amplifier.

Sounds Good

Jim N from Omaha, NE on 9/17/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Decided to keep my '01 Tahoe so wanted to make the sound good. Sounds ok. Found that my biggest problem was a blown sub woofer, so new speakers helped once the subwoofer was replaced. Master instruction sheet was just so so. Numerous errors in removal procedures. The original rear tweeters had louder/good output that the RF tweeters. The front speaker brackets were sad. No mounting hardware included, had to drill holes to attach. One broke so just screwed directly to the door itself. Works ok. Didn't even need rear speaker brackets as speakers screwed into old holes just fine. The wiring adapters to the speakers worked good. The benefit of free instruction sheet, mounting brackets, and wiring harness' was not a large factor after all was said and done. I should have done more research and bought same quality gear for half the price. Bottom line is: I ended up with a very nice sounding '01 Tahoe. However, much was credited to my own work and imagination.

Pros: End result was a good sounding system. Found a super match online for a difficult to match sub woofer. If you have to Tahoe or Suburban just go on the internet and search for the number on the speaker. Replacing the sub woofer was biggest single solution to my problems.

Cons: Free instructions, brackets, and wiring was way over rated.

Great value, sound upgrade

John from Newport, ri on 9/12/2014

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Quick shipping from Crutchfield, way better sound quality than the factory speakers in my 04 grand cherokee, built in crossovers make it easy to install.

Pros: Good bass, crystal clear highs

Cons: Only hard part of the install was snaking the tweeter wires through the door to the speaker.


Anonymous from Twentynine Palms, CA on 9/3/2014

2007 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

No complaints, plenty of clean and crisp volume when paried with a quality amp. Perfect, even for wheeling with the top off of my Jeep, great sound quality. Can not complain about the price either matched with Cruthfield's exceptional service and free mounting brackets and wiring harnesses.



Great product

Erik from NC on 7/30/2014

2007 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed these in my 07 Wrangler roll bar and they made a world of difference. I can actually hear music with the top down now. Would definitely recommend

Pros: Easy install and sound great

Cons: none


Am from Columbia, SC on 7/26/2014

1999 Honda Accord
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I love rocksford fosgate products and crutchfield provided me with a great service and great products. From beginning to end.I highly recommend them for all needs.

Pros: Everything!

Cons: None


Anonymous from OCONOMOWOC WI on 7/20/2014

2013 Honda Accord
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These components transformed the sound quality of my accord. Highs are crisp and really blends well with the 6" mids. They sound great with the stock 2013 Accord base deck interface though I do feel an amp would help. I have the sub covered so next steps will be back deck speakers and Alpine 4 channel amp.

Pros: Total all around upgrade over stock.

Cons: None

Great price, not enough power

Loyal customer from Far Rock, NY on 7/3/2014

2012 Chrysler 300
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Prices are unbeatable, always great. Didn't meet the power needs I was looking for.

Pros: Great prices

Cons: I wasn't informed enough on the product

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165-S

Bailey from Pennsylvania on 7/3/2014

Replaced front speakers and tweeters as well as rear speakers in my 2012 GMC Sierra Crew Cab, also amplified them with a Kicker DX 400.1 amplifier and they preformed much better than I ever imagined! For the price, you really can't beat it.

Pros: Cheap, Easy to install


Rockford Fosgate Prime R165-S

CJ from Westerville, Ohio on 6/29/2014

2012 Toyota Tundra
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Super easy install in my 2012 Tundra Crewmax with non-JBL. Crutchfield was helpful in recommending these and walked me all the way through installation ( first time ever tinkering with a truck ). They forgot to send the brackets and wiring harnesses but after contacting, sent them out with 2 day shipping. The front door woofers fitted with brackets and just plugged right in. The dash tweeters required a bit of wiring with crimp connectors but also fit right in ( with wooden brackets I made). Having the tweeters in the dash and pointed at the windshield, you get alot of bounce off from the glass and gives your vehicle a live concert feel.

Pros: Easy install Great sound Powerful mids and highs


Excellent OEM Replacement Speakers

EricL from Columbus, MS on 6/27/2014

2011 GMC Sierra
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Purchased two sets of these for my 2011 GMC Sierra Extended Cab to replace all of the door speakers. I kept the factory tweeters mainly because I did not want to take the chance of destroying my A-Pillars and I did not install any of the included tweeters anywhere either. These speakers are great for OEM replacements! The sound is more crisp and clear. I do agree with some of the lower rated comments that these do lack the low freqs but keep in mind that they are $100, their freq response range starts at 60Hz, and their RMS is only 40W. Another thing I discovered in my vehicle is that the factory front speakers are 4 ohm and the rear are 8 ohm. I get more bass out of the new rear speakers than the front. On top of that, GM factory radios decrease the bass signal as you turn up the volume in an effort not to blow the factory speakers. That is why most of the sound processors have a bass restoration circuit. Anyway, I purchased these to replace failing OEM and I was only concerned with mids and highs due to the fact that I have these new 6.5"s backed by two 10" subs. I would recommend these for people on a budget (like me) and are looking for a good OEM replacement speaker.

Pros: Easy install with the free gear from Crutchfield. Sound is great.

Cons: None

jammin speakers

jacknifetrucker from s.e. texas on 6/15/2014

1996 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

speakers sound great,fit in factory holes perfect.

Pros: great sound,easy to install. can't beat'm


Awesome sound

Anonymous from Clarksville tn on 5/23/2014

2008 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worth every penny I own a jk jeep and even with top doors off I hear perfect. These are installed in the front

Pros: Everything good

Cons: Haven't found any

Sound Awesome!

Eric from Allenstown, NH on 5/16/2014

I purchased these to replace the stock speakers in my 2001 Grand Cherokee (with the Infinity Gold System). With the included 6.9 adapter plates and the Chrysler wiring adapters that Crutchfield provided me, the install went off without a hitch. I did, however, have to cut off and re-use the stock tweeter wiring harnesses, though, as Crutchfield didn't include those. It was easy enough to do, though, and they sound great! Really brought the music back to life!



Nice sound but...

Nathan from Massachusetts on 5/15/2014

2003 Honda Accord EX
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These speakers are good quality for the price and produce great sound. The reason I gave it 3 stars is because the tweeters that came with it would not replace the stock ones in my car. So I just have a set of tweeters that I have no use for.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: Tweeters don't fit stock space

Rockford components sound amazing

Rockford R165-S from Texas on 5/6/2014

2010 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

First components I have bought and installed, install was easy for my 2010 Toyota Tundra Crewmax that already had existing stock components. Installation was easy just plug and play with speaker adapters and wiring adapters that run off a Rockford 4 channel amp. For the price by far the best out there couldn't have asked for anything else. Couldn't imagine what the higher value rockford components sound like when compared to these. For the price and the sound of these components by far the best $100 I have spent.

Pros: Easy install, sound amazing, couldn't ask for anything better for the price

Cons: Maybe a crossover but the sound is amazing so I'm not complaining at all

Good sound / Easy installation

JM from New Bedford, MA on 4/30/2014

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Powerfulll mid & high sound. If you are looking nice low, go 8"+. I'm using it in combination with a 3-way 6.5" Clarion at back doors, Powered by Kicker 300w and the sound is perfect. For low, two 10" Kicker and 600w amplifier and pre-amp.

Pros: Easy to install. No separate crossover (FILTER)

Cons: Nothing

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165-S

Rob M. from Mineral Point, Pa. on 4/1/2014

1995 Pontiac Firebird
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Replaced door speakers in 1995 Pontiac Firehawk. they are very easy to install (replaced factory speakers) and have excellent sound. I had to call support for a question and they were happy to help.

Pros: easy to install

Cons: none so far

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165-S

Matt from Louisiana on 3/16/2014

2013 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had these professionally installed with my factory deck in my VW golf. There decent speakers, but definitely need and amp to push them. No complaints so far and crutch field answered my questions along the way.

Pros: quick plug and play, comes with all the things you need to put them in, decent sound without an amp

Cons: need an amp

Rockford Frigate Prime speakers

MikeM from Vermont on 3/5/2014

1993 Mazda Miata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy installation instructions. Great fit.

Pros: Nice sound.


Nice Components for a great price

Ryan W. from Sand Springs, OK. on 2/23/2014

2008 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought these to replace my rear speakers on my 2008 Toyota Tundra DC without JBL system. Got these installed by a professional and he said that these went into my factory housing and didn't even need the mounting brackets. I have all Rockford in my truck with components in front and back amp and sub and these speakers are just adding good crisp sound to the back of my truck.

Pros: Easy install by professional. Price is amazing for what you get.

Cons: NONE

Rockford Fosgate Prime 6.5

Rayray from Hawaii on 2/13/2014

1999 Chevrolet Silverado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They sound great for the price. Made from some decent material. I think they will hold up to the elements of a tropical climate. I have had other fosgate speakers that have stood up to the challenge for 16 years.

Pros: Just say Rockford and it sounds awesome. Price made to stand the test of time.

Cons: None so far

Not as good as factory JBL speakers

Phil C from Bakersfield, Ca on 2/9/2014

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

This was the recommended replacement for the factory installed JBL speakers for a 2005 Toyota Sequoia. There are no aftermarket speakers that fit the Sequoia's 8 1/2 inch speaker opening so a mounting bracket has to be made to fit these 6 1/2 inch speakers. That wasn't as easy as I thought. I found a source for adapter brackets but even that had to be altered. Once installed the bass sounds were significantly less than the original JBL. Not being an audio expert (I just know what I like) I don't know if it has to do with the quality of the speakers or because these are smaller than the original speakers. You and the experts will have to make that determination. I have only had them installed for two days so can't speak to their reliability.



2003 Corolla

PerpD from Ashburn, VA on 2/2/2014

What a difference!! First off, I have to say we traveled to the new store location in Charlottesville, VA and got to try out the speakers there in their new car simulator/stereo trial room. I wont try to explain it further, but if this is possibly an option for you it's well worth the trip. Anyways, purchased this with the needed plastic adapter ring for our Corolla. Instructions were nice and clear. Installed a speaker in the one door and then compared the sound by moving the music from the stock speaker to the new one. Amazing difference. Made the old one sound like it was playing muffled underwater. My wife loves the new sound, and the tweeters are far superior to the factory ones we replaced. Just a note, factory tweeters are screwed onto a bracket attached with the side mirror screws. We removed the old tweeter and hot glued the new one onto the same bracket. No fitment issues. Another note on installation, we had to custom match drill holes in the door to attach the speaker adapter bracket. No biggie, just a heads up. But all in all, thanks Crutchfield for the help in selecting these speakers, and providing everything needed to install them. The sound quality is amazing. We paired these with the Rockford Fosgate Prime R169X3 for a complete overhaul of the sound system. Wished we had done this years ago. The sound is just so much richer and more crisp.

Pros: Easy fit, amazingly crisp sound quality, included adapter bracket and instructions.

Cons: No mounting hole on tweeter required hot gluing to bracket, mounting bracket for speaker required drilling holes in door. Neither of these was a big issue. A little light on the base, but paired with the Rockford Fosgate Prime R169X3 we had plenty for the system as a whole.

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165-S

Clay from Utica,Ohio on 1/16/2014

1999 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Best pair of door speakers and tweeters I have got in a long time for a good price

Pros: Clear bass, clear vocals, no distortion, over all very good speakers

Cons: I have nothing bad to say about them

Awesome Speakers

Mr B-5 from Pine Hill AL on 1/7/2014

2008 Chevrolet Malibu
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers are excellent in quality. Their performance is second to none compared to the other brands of speakers similar in size.

Pros: Sounds good with factory car stereos

Cons: They will sound better with a high quality CD Receiver.

Nice set of speakers

Adam from Ballston Spa, NY on 1/6/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good way to get component sound with co-ax ease these speakers were a great upgrade to the ones in the car the highs are clean and the kids are nice. A good complement to the thump in the trunk.

Pros: Super easy. No external crossover.

Cons: None


psifry from san jose, ca on 12/5/2013

2000 BMW 3 Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought these to replace my rear deck speakers in my 2000 BMW 328i 4-door (e46) (non HK speakers) as the stock ones were shot. I read reviews of others complaining about the lack of bass or kick, but just thought people were expecting too much out of them. I wasn't looking for speakers that would make the car shake and/or announce to the neighborhood that I was driving through it. I was just looking to replace my stock, OEM speakers that had torn due to age. I am very disappointed with this purchase. These speakers have ZERO BASS...there is ZERO KICK...not even a thud or a bump. Yes, the other ranges sound fine, but do not buy these if you are in need of speakers that can produce bass. The speakers should have "broken" in by now as I have been using them for the last few weeks, channeling everything at the speakers. I should have trusted my gut and just gone to a local car stereo place so I could have heard the speakers for myself.

Pros: comes with a set of tweeters...(?)

Cons: ZERO KICK, BASS, THUD or Whimper

Fantastic! But lacking low

TCC from Allen, TX on 12/4/2013

2001 Land Rover Discovery
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Absolutely Amazing sound. But they are lacking the lower sounds but if you have a decent sub, it makes up for it

Pros: Clear and Rich Sound. Easy Installation

Cons: Lacking Lower Tones

sounds great

Anonymous from gilbert az on 12/3/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sounds awesome


Cons: None

RF Prime R165-S

Mark from Asheboro, NC on 12/1/2013

2013 Honda Accord
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I replaced the front door factory speakers with the RF Prime R165-S in my 2013 Honda Accord due to the lack of high end the factory speakers provided. The RF tweeters do provide plenty of high end but I'm a bit dissapointed with the lack of depth the 6 - 1/2's provide. I know that the frequency response only goes down to 60 Hz or so but still expected more of a full sounding mid range.

Pros: Tweeters are strong, lots of high end. Installation was easy once I figured out how to get the door panels off.

Cons: Mid range is a little shallow.

Sounds clear

Sandy from Las Vegas, Mv on 10/16/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought these to replace my factory speakers in my Honda Civic. Although they sound clear, there is zero bass. Now I am forced to take them out, or get a sub and an amp. Not excited.

Pros: Clear sound

Cons: No bass

pretty good for the price

JG from Long Island on 9/16/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

replaced my oem speakers/tweeters in my '02 Suburban (one blown out) - door panel removal and speaker install was easy, tweeters took a little jazzing up - used a hole saw to reem out factory tweeters and mounted these in the original spot using the factory housing and pushpins into the doorpanel, soldered oe wires to the new wires and the supplied oe type connectore. They sound ok at low volume, but really seem to crank when turned up - almost too much - I don't listen to my music that loud anymore - think that's how I blew out the oe speaker tweeter - maybe a better setup for lower listening? Either way they smoke the originals - instructions were easy to follow even though I had the door panels off and apart while I was waiting for the Rockford's - Crutchfield was easy to work with on the order - thanks.

Pros: good price

Cons: tweeters don't mount in original spot like speakers unless you make a mounting bracket

Great sound and look

eodo from Delaware on 9/11/2013

2001 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Such a step up from stock Toyota parts. Loved how the tweeters were able to come apart from housings so they could be integrated into stock Toyota Tundra tweeter locations without anyone knowing they were better sounding RF components. Great overall sound. The quality is excellent driven by Rockford Fosgate Punch amp.

Pros: Sound great and love the smooth black finish.

Cons: None so far

Great improvement if part of total system

Zaphod from Sacramento, CA on 9/2/2013

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

I had already replaced my front speakers with RF two way drivers and could not believe how cheap Toyota stock drivers were, so I wanted to replace the rear drivers as well. The separate tweeters will be used in the front (to replace the stock units) when I have time. The RF drivers gave me a much better mid range and some bass as well, but a Sound Ordinance B-8PTD was what I needed for the low end. Install instructions were very helpful and the brackets and harnesses worked great with some sealer around the edges. Overall much better than stock.

Pros: Easy to install and nice, clear, punchy mid-range and higher bass.

Cons: I would have liked more low end, but realistically had no right to expect it from this size driver.

Better than stock

Anonymous from Fort Wayne, IN on 8/20/2013

2009 Scion tC
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Replaced the stock pioneer paper speakers that came on my 09 Scion tC. Great sound and fairly easy install. Hardest part is pulling back the rear panel to get speaker in and out.



Fosgate speakers

Al from West Palm Florida on 8/17/2013

2004 Nissan 350Z
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For the price very good quality



Great value for the price!

LostJounin from Ventura, CA on 7/19/2013

1997 Pontiac Sunfire
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Ordered these to replace the old ones in my 97 pontiac sunfire. Install was exhausting but that has nothing to do with the speakers themselves. Sound is clear and crisp compared to the stock speakers. Definitely happy with these and would suggest them to anyone looking to get some better-than-stock replacements without breaking the bank.



Nice speakers

toolow61 from moline, il on 7/2/2013

2002 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers have some pretty good sound. Nice quality and nice clear vocals. I did notice that when my bass was turned up it did start to distort a little with certain types of music.

Pros: Nice sound and looks

Cons: Little distortion with bass boost.


MR RD from PA on 6/2/2013

2007 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this item for my 2007 Jeep Wrangler. I didn't want the hassle of hooking up a amp so I bought this to just hook up to my aftermarket JVC cd player. I am happy and impressed with the clear output of this item....very much worth the money if you want to go with a speaker system without a amp.

Pros: Clear sound,easy installation

Cons: none

rockford fosgate prime r165-s

LarryB from phoenix,az on 5/31/2013

2005 Chevrolet Astro
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

great speakers sound good even without an amp only using 18 watt radioamp and sounds great

Pros: easy install didn't even need the adaptor ring that were sent ,they mounted directally into the factory screws in a 2005 astro van

Cons: none

Great spreakers for the price

Anonymous from New York on 5/22/2013

Installation was easy and sound quality is good. I definitely suggest using an amp to get more power out of them but overall I'm pleased with the product



2012 Tundra Crewmax Front & Rear Speakers

James from Enumclaw, WA on 5/12/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

2012 Tundra Crewmax Front & Rear Speakers were a perfect fit for my truck and sound way better than the stock speakers.

Pros: Were a perfect fit, Sounds way better than stock speakers

Cons: none

Not that good

Rene from Santa Rosa, Tx. on 4/25/2013

I had these installed by a pro at a local radio store. After about a year the tweeters started making a wierd noise. Upon closer inspection noticed that they had torn or broken. Could not hear the music from tweeter clearly. very bad investment that I made with these. I thought Rockford Fosgate made excellent speakers!

Pros: No pros

Cons: Average sound, bad tweeters

Good speaker for money

Jeff from NH on 4/22/2013

2008 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

sound Great

Pros: easy to install


Nice sound

mike from AR on 4/19/2013

2012 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

crisp sound. very happy.



The sound

Rawloky from Louisville, KY on 3/21/2013

2011 Chevrolet Malibu
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

5 these are some of the best speakers I have ever bought. Normally I'd have to out and amp on them, but these work well without.

Pros: Cost, quality, and overall sound.

Cons: None.

Rockford Rocks

Ken S. from Goose Creek, SC on 3/8/2013

2012 Dodge Truck 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Replaced the front door factory speakers in my 2012 Ram Quad Cab and what a difference. It is amazing what a good speaker can do to a factory stereo. Installation was pretty simple. Crutchfield's instructions were clear so I knew what I was getting into. The only thing out of the ordinary was soldering the terminal clips from the speakers onto the harness supplied.

Pros: Great clear sound reproduction and plenty of volume.

Cons: None

Sorry, can't agree

David from Atlanta, GA on 3/7/2013

2013 Honda Accord
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Spent the afternoon installing these into my 2013 Honda Accord EX (6-speakers), and what a royal mistake. OK, so the magnet is bigger than on the stock woofers. What I could tell with my ears is there is no way these woofers put out as much bass as I had before. How convinced am I that these speakers are not nearly as good? I re-installed the originals. FWIW, the Fosgate tweeters were felt light and insubstantial compared to stock as well.

Pros: None

Cons: How they sound.

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165-S

DA from DAYTON, OHIO on 2/14/2013

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
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Cons: NONE

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165-S

Tracy F from Oceanside, CA on 2/9/2013

2002 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Replaced front speakers on my 2002 GMC Denali pickup. They sound great and easy to install. I had the whole job done in less than a half hour, this was aided by the GM speaker wire connectors and mounting kit that was included with my purchase.

Pros: easy to install - about half the price of GM speakers with better sound. Didn't use the tweeters as the factorys were fine.

Cons: none

Great Speakers

Josh from New Haven, CT on 1/19/2013

I replaced my two factory speakers in the front. Im going back for the rear, great quality, smooth sound, little to no interference. I would recommend these speakers to anyone. FYI I upgraded my factory system which was a BOSE system.

Pros: Great Sound, No interference, Easy Install

Cons: None


Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Speaker Size 6 1/2
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 (1W at 1 meter) 89
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 92
Frequency Response 60 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 2
Maximum RMS Wattage 40
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 80
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 1/8
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 7/8

Product Research


Mica Injected Polypropylene Woofers: The woofer cones are mica injected polypropylene. This material is light weight and rigid for decreased distortion and improved bass response.

Tweeter: The 1/2" Mylar tweeters are a balanced dome design. 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. Out of the box, the tweeters are mounted in the flush mount housings. An angled surface mount housing is also included, and the back of the the flush mount housing and the top of the angled surface mount housing are combined to make the (non-angled) surface mount housing. Once mounted, the tweeters swivel so you can direct them toward the listening positions.

Tweeter Dimensions:

  Frame Diameter Frame Width Frame Depth Cutout Diameter Mounting Height Mounting Depth
Flush Mount 2.125" N/A N/A 1.83" 0.34" 0.752"
Surface Mount 1.815" N/A N/A N/A 1.1" 0.66" (Screw Depth)
Angled Surface Mount N/A 1.815" 1.845" N/A 1.661" 0.59" (Screw Depth)

Crossovers: A 6 dB/octave high-pass crossover is integrated into the case of each tweeter. The woofers have two spades on each terminal; the wire from the tweeter, as well as the wire from the source are connected there.

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Why did you buy this?

Upgrading factory speakers. These were recommended by Crutchfield advisor. [ Christopher K.  Sep 22, 2016 ]
Dolly reccomended Dolly's Bio: [ David  Jul 24, 2016 ]
good speakers for the price [ Cory  Jul 08, 2016 ]
They got excellent reviews. Before I buy any product, I always check to make sure there isn't a common problem lots of customers seemed to have based off of the reviews. These speakers didn't so I decided to purchase them. [ Michael  Jun 30, 2016 ]
I've heard a lot of good things about Rockford fosgate so I'm gonna give them a try [ John  Jun 06, 2016 ]
Good performance paired to an aftermarket headunit (not run from a dedicated amp) at a low price point. [ erik  May 15, 2016 ]
Brand [ Walter  Apr 23, 2016 ]
These speakers are sleek and amazing clear sound with enough boom for rockin' out. [ Hector Luis  Apr 21, 2016 ]
Wow great quality and clear sound. [ jorey  Apr 16, 2016 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield tech support for best match in my non-JBL 2002 Highlander front speaker replacement. [ Alex  Apr 15, 2016 ]
Price, and love this item.. [ juan  Apr 09, 2016 ]
Good quality, well priced speakers. Sound great when installed [ Kyle  Apr 07, 2016 ]
Recommended by Ringo and smaller ones were out of stock. Only $20 more for larger ones Ringo's: [ G  Mar 31, 2016 ]
I chose these speakers because of the high sensitivity rating ... 92 dbs is great! I have used Rockford products in the past and I have always been satisfied. [ Trenton  Mar 21, 2016 ]
Like the look of these and they are thin enough to mount where I want them in my car. [ John  Mar 16, 2016 ]
Name [ Jack  Mar 14, 2016 ]
Good value [ Broderick  Mar 11, 2016 ]
Name, price, [ Ram A.  Mar 11, 2016 ]
For my wife's Infiniti [ Scott  Mar 09, 2016 ]
Good reviews. Like the idea of separate woofer and tweeter. [ Thomas  Mar 08, 2016 ]
My friend bumps them in his car and I really like how they sound [ Justin  Feb 24, 2016 ]
Like Rockford Fosgate and the Throw in Tweeters are a nice combo [ Jason  Feb 18, 2016 ]
these will do nicely in the back doors of my rogue, and I'll put the tweeters in the dash to replace those strange little speakers that sound terrible [ Charleesa  Feb 15, 2016 ]
Rockford has real solid dependable everything. . . I`m always using Rockford Fosgate in all my installations [ Scott  Jan 29, 2016 ]
I felt like for the price and what you where offering it was a good deal and with in my budget [ Heath  Jan 24, 2016 ]
For the price a quality of this combo, is simply the right choice if you are on budget. [ Juan  Jan 12, 2016 ]
Clean sound, easy installation, great reputation. [ Chad  Jan 12, 2016 ]
Top seller and great reviews [ Kenneth  Jan 09, 2016 ]
to replace the bad factory ones [ justin  Jan 05, 2016 ]
A component system gives you more flexibility to tailor the sound of your environment to your specific tastes. Mounting the mid-bass in a factory door or shelf position and the tweeters up higher on the a-pillar or dash will enable you to create a more immersive and expansive sound-stage. [ James  Dec 28, 2015 ]
Price was best [ Mark  Dec 15, 2015 ]
Recommended by friend that purchased same. [ Jim E.  Dec 14, 2015 ]
Trusted Brand. [ Jonathan  Dec 10, 2015 ]

12 questions already asked

The factory door woofers and tweeters are wired in parallel so, if you plan to power the speakers with the stock wattage, you'll need to connect the factory tweeter's input & output leads together in order for the woofer to still get the power & signal. As a result, you will want to use the crossovers provided with the components and run new wire from it's outputs to the separate midbass and tweeters. I hope that helps. My Bio: [ Ryan  Oct 19, 2016 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. This is for one pair that includes the woofer and tweeter. It would only cover two doors. Hope that helps. [ Kenny  Sep 21, 2016 ]  Staff
I am not 100% sure on this setup, but seems like it should work without any issues. Best of luck!!! [ Randall  Sep 12, 2016 ]
Alright Tara, not sure about the install, usually the Crutchfield site will tell you what you need for install in your car when you select it. As for the difference between 3-way and component; the major difference is assembly. A component speaker set has and mid range woofer and separate high pass filter, and the high range tweeter. If your powering the speakers with a separate amplifier I 100% recommend the component setup. If you just want beetle than stock speakers I would stick with a normal 3way. Install will be easier with the 3way. [ TANNER G  Aug 05, 2016 ]
As long as your speaker door holes are for the size of speaker you should be fine. Might need to get wire connectors from wires in door and cut the custom fitting on your speakers came with your 300C. Component system and 3 way...3 way has highs, mids and basically your treble, mid-range and bass all in one speaker...component has speakers in the door and then your tweeters as well...I would prefer the 3 way speaker for best sound....hope this helped somewhat, have a good day!!! [ Randall  Aug 05, 2016 ]
You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  May 09, 2016 ]  Staff
You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Mar 29, 2016 ]  Staff
This includes 2 Woofers 2 Tweeters, you can see everything that comes in the box on the product page under the details tab. Hope that helps. [ Kenny  Feb 27, 2016 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. These have a power range: 2-40 watts RMS (80 watts peak power). You'll find this on the main product page overview. [ Kenny  Feb 15, 2016 ]  Staff
No! Foam will never be as durable as Rubber. Now with that said, will the foam outlast the speakers life, or the usefulness of the speaker...probably. If you plan on keeping your car forever, live in very dry hot environments and listen to EDM I'd say go for the rubber. If you listen to talk radio, don't plan on keeping your car for more than 5 years and live next to the beach, foam will be fine. As for sound, that is subjective. Some people have seen UFO's too. [ Matthew  May 28, 2016 ]
Yes I think they are just as durable. I also think the sound better. Hope this helps you out. I have had mine for about two years and I love them. I would choose anything beside Rockford. Good luck [ Clayton  Nov 23, 2015 ]
Not required but can be helpful. Have these in the rear of my Tundra and they sound great mated to an aftermarket head unit. Granted its getting 30 RMS. I would say you'd be fine as long as the head unit is supplying >20 watts RMS. YMMV and hope that helps. [ GREGORY  May 29, 2015 ]
Depends on your head unit. You need to make sure the speakers impedance matches. Also how many watts your stereo has to push them. I didn't need an amplifier and mine sound awesome [ TODD L  May 29, 2015 ]
No, just replace old speakers with these. [ DREW  May 29, 2015 ]
You don't have to but they will sound better if you do [ JONATHAN  May 29, 2015 ]
I have a 1998 dodge dakota I've used these on two jvc units and a kenwood unit they awesome! I am extremely picky about my sound as well and I've had the for about a year now still sound good! [ GUNNER  Sep 15, 2014 ]
My speakers rock [ CHARLES D  Sep 14, 2014 ]
Yes they will. I have an alpine CD receiver and they sounded great!! Especially with an alpine radio because they have a lot of tuning options. [ JONATHAN  Sep 14, 2014 ]
They are good highs. Also get 6x9s for some thump. Country sounds good. Rap not so much [ KARL A  Sep 14, 2014 ]
Hello, I do recommend getting an amp as I installed these without an amp and sure they sound good but you're not using them to their full potential. Also since you have an aftermarket deck they will sound even better with the aftermarket amp. But if you're not going to buy an amp might as well keep the stock speakers since most factory amps only push less then 20 watts also not only will it benefit the speakers it will also benefit the deck. [ SIDDHARTH  Sep 14, 2014 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Jun 10, 2014 ]  Staff