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6-1/2" component speaker system

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by John Pollard
Rockford Fosgate

Why install component speakers?

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

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.

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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

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Features and Specs
General
Speaker Size
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6 1/2
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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92 dB
Frequency Response
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60 - 20k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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2-40
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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80
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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2
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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2 1/8
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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  • 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)

Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.

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Features

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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5 out of 5

Great product

Written By Erik, NC on Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

great

Written By Am, Columbia, SC on Saturday, July 26, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

Awesome

Written By Anonymous, OCONOMOWOC WI on Sunday, July 20, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

Great price, not enough power

Written By Loyal customer, Far Rock, NY on Thursday, July 03, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165-S

Written By Bailey, Pennsylvania on Thursday, July 03, 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
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165-S

Written By CJ, Westerville, Ohio on Sunday, June 29, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

Excellent OEM Replacement Speakers

Written By EricL, Columbus, MS on Friday, June 27, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

jammin speakers

Written By jacknifetrucker, s.e. texas on Sunday, June 15, 2014
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speakers sound great,fit in factory holes perfect.
Pros:
great sound,easy to install. can't beat'm
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5 out of 5

Awesome sound

Written By Anonymous, Clarksville tn on Friday, May 23, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

Sound Awesome!

Written By Eric, Allenstown, NH on Friday, May 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!
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3 out of 5

Nice sound but...

Written By Nathan, Massachusetts on Thursday, May 15, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

Rockford components sound amazing

Written By Rockford R165-S, Texas on Tuesday, May 06, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

Good sound / Easy installation

Written By JM, New Bedford, MA on Wednesday, April 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
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165-S

Written By Rob M., Mineral Point, Pa. on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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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
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4 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165-S

Written By Matt, Louisiana on Sunday, March 16, 2014
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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
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4 out of 5

Rockford Frigate Prime speakers

Written By MikeM, Vermont on Wednesday, March 05, 2014
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Easy installation instructions. Great fit.
Pros:
Nice sound.
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5 out of 5

Nice Components for a great price

Written By Ryan W., Sand Springs, OK. on Sunday, February 23, 2014
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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
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4 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime 6.5

Written By Rayray, Hawaii on Thursday, February 13, 2014
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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
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3 out of 5

Not as good as factory JBL speakers

Written By Phil C, Bakersfield, Ca on Sunday, February 09, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

2003 Corolla

Written By PerpD, Ashburn, VA on Sunday, February 02, 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.
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165-S

Written By Clay, Utica,Ohio on Thursday, January 16, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

Awesome Speakers

Written By Mr B-5, Pine Hill AL on Tuesday, January 07, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Nice set of speakers

Written By Adam, Ballston Spa, NY on Monday, January 06, 2014
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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
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1 out of 5

ZERO KICK, BASS, THUD or Whimper

Written By psifry, san jose, ca on Thursday, December 05, 2013
 
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:
...it comes with a set of tweeters...(?)
Cons:
ZERO KICK, BASS, THUD or Whimper
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4 out of 5

Fantastic! But lacking low

Written By TCC, Allen, TX on Wednesday, December 04, 2013
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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
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4 out of 5

sounds great

Written By Anonymous, gilbert az on Tuesday, December 03, 2013
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Sounds awesome
Cons:
None
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3 out of 5

RF Prime R165-S

Written By Mark, Asheboro, NC on Sunday, December 01, 2013
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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.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Sounds clear

Written By Sandy, Las Vegas, Mv on Wednesday, October 16, 2013
 
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
3 out of 5 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

pretty good for the price

Written By JG, Long Island on Monday, September 16, 2013
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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
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5 out of 5

Great sound and look

Written By eodo, Delaware on Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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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
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4 out of 5

Great improvement if part of total system

Written By Zaphod, Sacramento, CA on Monday, September 02, 2013
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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.
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4 out of 5

Better than stock

Written By Anonymous, Fort Wayne, IN on Tuesday, August 20, 2013
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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.
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5 out of 5

Fosgate speakers

Written By Al, West Palm Florida on Saturday, August 17, 2013
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For the price very good quality
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4 out of 5

Great value for the price!

Written By LostJounin, Ventura, CA on Friday, July 19, 2013
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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.
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4 out of 5

Nice speakers

Written By toolow61, moline, il on Tuesday, July 02, 2013
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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.
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5 out of 5

AWESOME!!!!!

Written By MR RD, PA on Sunday, June 02, 2013
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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
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5 out of 5

rockford fosgate prime r165-s

Written By LarryB, phoenix,az on Friday, May 31, 2013
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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
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5 out of 5

Great spreakers for the price

Written By Anonymous, New York on Wednesday, May 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
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5 out of 5

2012 Tundra Crewmax Front & Rear Speakers

Written By James, Enumclaw, WA on Sunday, May 12, 2013
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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
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1 out of 5

Not that good

Written By Rene, Santa Rosa, Tx. on Thursday, April 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
1 out of 5 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Good speaker for money

Written By Jeff, NH on Monday, April 22, 2013
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sound Great
Pros:
easy to install
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4 out of 5

Nice sound

Written By mike, AR on Friday, April 19, 2013
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crisp sound. very happy.
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5 out of 5

The sound

Written By Rawloky, Louisville, KY on Thursday, March 21, 2013
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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.
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5 out of 5

Rockford Rocks

Written By Ken S., Goose Creek, SC on Friday, March 08, 2013
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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
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1 out of 5

Sorry, can't agree

Written By David, Atlanta, GA on Thursday, March 07, 2013
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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.
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4 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165-S

Written By DA, DAYTON, OHIO on Thursday, February 14, 2013
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GOOD SPEAKERS FOR THE MONEY. EASY MOUNTING. FIT PERFECT.
Pros:
PRICE, EASE OF MOUNTING
Cons:
NONE
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165-S

Written By Tracy F, Oceanside, CA on Saturday, February 09, 2013
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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
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4 out of 5

Great Speakers

Written By Josh, New Haven, CT on Saturday, January 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
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1 question already asked

I have a 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Do the tweeters fit in the OEM location on the dash? [ Freddie  Jun 10, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • 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 Staff  Jun 10, 2014 ]

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