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Rockford Fosgate Prime R165X3

6-3/4" 3-way car speakers

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Our take on the Rockford Fosgate Prime R165X3

by John Pollard
Rockford Fosgate

Why replace your factory speakers?

The speakers that originally came in your car were made from inexpensive materials, designed to create acceptable sound at the lowest possible cost to the manufacturer. If you love music, you deserve better. Name-brand aftermarket speakers deliver fuller, richer sound with considerably more detail and nuance, and they're capable of playing louder and cleaner than factory speakers. Connect new speakers to your factory radio and you'll get the best possible sound from your dealer-equipped system. Pair them up with a new car stereo for a level of enjoyment that can rival a high-fidelity home audio experience.

Excellent factory replacement

Whether you're building your first system or replacing some burned-out factory speakers, Rockford Fosgate's Prime Series R165X3 6-3/4" 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 Prime R165X3 speaker

The R165X3 adds a piezo supertweeter for extra detail.

Better components give you more detail

Each 6-3/4" speaker sports a stiff polypropylene woofer cone that delivers strong drums and bass, along with clean reproduction of the midrange frequencies. The silk dome tweeter and piezo supertweeter add the excitement of strong high-frequency response to your music without a trace of harshness. The built-in crossover network divides the frequencies going to each driver, so all your music plays faithfully. Grilles are included.

Note: Rockford Fosgate describes this model as a 6-1/2" speaker. Most manufacturers designate this same frame size as a 6-3/4" speaker. For simplicity's sake, we list it as a 6-3/4" speaker.

Highlights:

  • 6-3/4" 3-way car speakers (pair)
  • polypropylene woofer cone with rubber surround
  • 1/2" silk dome tweeter
  • piezo supertweeter
  • power range: 2-45 watts RMS (90 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 52-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 91 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-3/16"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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Features and Specs
General
Design
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3-way
Tweeter Design
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1/2" Dome
Tweeter Composition
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Silk
Woofer Composition
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Polypropylene
Woofer Surround
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Rubber
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity
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94 dB at 2.83 volts
91 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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52 - 20k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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2-45
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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90
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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2 3/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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2 3/8
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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5 9/16
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What's in the box?

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  • Two 3-Way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Two 15' Lengths of speaker wire (each has female quick-slides on one end and tinned bare wire on the other)
  • Eight 1-1/4" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Installation/Operation manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ German/ Italian)

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Features

Klippel Analysis: By using a state-of-the-art Klippel Distortion Analyzer, Rockford Fosgate engineers can optimize the speaker's motor structure, voice coil alignment, and suspension for the best possible performance and the lowest distortion.

Mounting: While Rockford Fosgate calls the R165X3 a 6-1/2" speaker, its required cutout will not allow it to fit in standard 6-1/2" applications. It does easily replace what we describe as 6-3/4" speakers. Please refer to the Crutchfield Car Selector to confirm fit for your vehicle.

 
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5 out of 5

GREAT product

Written By Kevin, Fort Bragg, NC on Saturday, April 19, 2014
 
I love these speakers. They work great
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5 out of 5

Good Upgrade!

Written By OneEyed, Iowa on Saturday, April 19, 2014
 
Replaced the front door speakers in my Chevy Express work van.
Pros:
Installation was very simple with the install guide and quick connect harness. It told me which tools I needed as well. Took less than a 1/2 hr for both doors. The sound is way better than factory. Lots more Highs and Lows from the factory AM/FM stereo. I wanted something cheap and easy since its not my van and these speakers were perfect.
Cons:
None really. I could have spent more and gotten more power and what not, but I'm not gonna dump a bunch of money into a work van.
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165X3

Written By BrianP, Hesperia, CA on Saturday, April 05, 2014
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Bad
Pros:
Sounds great!
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165X3

Written By jjo, cookeville tn on Wednesday, April 02, 2014
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good clean sound.....
Pros:
was easy to install ,very few modifications on the doors 2000 gmc sierra.
Cons:
n/a
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5 out of 5

Great Value Speakers!!!

Written By mr.fab, Croydon, UT on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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Great factory replacement fit perfect and sounded fabulous very high clear highs and fair bass for a 6.5 inch speaker. Crutchfield has service that can't be beat! Thanks again Crutchfield for being awesome and selling quality equipment!
Pros:
Clear sound, Great looks, Perfect fit
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

The way business should be done

Written By viruet, new jersey on Thursday, March 27, 2014
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Great service great product. free harness free instuctions also came with these catalog in my opinion it's the way business should be done
Pros:
Crutchfield your great
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Great Speakers -- Great Price

Written By RickP, Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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Great speakers for the price, came with all the needed parts to install. Grills actually fit and replaced the factory grills in the doors of 06 Sorento. Great sound even with less than full watts that they can handle
Pros:
Easy to install. Great Sound. Great Price
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great Speakers

Written By vicjnicolas, Bixby, OK on Monday, March 17, 2014
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These speakers produce great sound! Would recommend them to all!
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165X3 - Breath of Fresh Air!!

Written By Danny, Allen, Texas on Sunday, March 16, 2014
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I am a blue collar working class American. A former Marine. I normally do not post a review but, feel compelled. I have a 2008 Chevy Silverado WT. A 2 door regular cab, regular bed pickup truck. My driver's side stock GM speaker blew out. I thought i should upgrade the speakers from factory, so i purchased a set of 6.5 speakers locally. The box they came in stated 250W and was very colorful. I will not mention the brand but, will just say, you get what you pay for. The set cost $25.00 plus tax. In order to keep my factory wiring harness, I had busted up both the drivers side and passengers side GM speakers, soldered wires to the terminals and used silicone to water proof. I then screwed securely into the door panels. .. long story short, they were terrible .. no bass .. no mid .. even with stereo eq changes .. note, polarity was correct. .. which brings us to Crutchfield .. .. enclosed in the package with the Rockford Fosgate speaker set, I was given, at no charge connector adapters and also speaker enclosures for the set. These made it super easy to replace the speakers and gave stock location/stock mounting .. OUTSTANDING!!! I received an email with written out instructions to do the job as well. In this day and age of the customer is never right .. or the customer is important until after the sale .. it is truly refreshing to see that some people still believe in doing what is right and having the intestinal fortitude to stand behind their words and products they sell.
Pros:
Outstanding Sound!!! No Distortion whats so ever .. Strongly suggest.
Cons:
None
4 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Easy install, great sound

Written By Travis, Puyallup, WA on Sunday, March 16, 2014
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Speakers sound great and fit exactly like Crutchfield said they would.
Pros:
Sound good and easy to install.
Cons:
None
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165X3

Written By Tony C., Georgia on Thursday, March 13, 2014
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I used these to replace the stock speakers that had turned to dust in my 2000' z71. At the same time I replaced the original head unit with a nice kenwood deck. For under $200 and about an hours time I was able to completely transform my trucks sound system. The speakers sound great and installation was a breeze with the included hardware.
Pros:
Great sound.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165X3

Written By Art, Gardnerville NV on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
 
Despite these speakers having smaller magnets, they do have better bass than the factory Subaru BRZ Limited speakers they replaced. The tweeters add some needed high end to supplement the built in dash tweeters.
Pros:
Sound great
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165X3

Written By Karen, Victoria, Texas on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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Good sounding speakers. Much better than factory. Very clear sound. Anyone out there needed good sounding speakers I highly recommend them. Good price on them too. Thanks Crutchfield
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5 out of 5

Speakers

Written By Cat, Bryan, texas on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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The speakers sound awesome, easy to install, great price!
Pros:
The directions that came with the order made this a simple project.
Cons:
I did not find this site sooner!
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4 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165X3

Written By A great purchase!, McHenry, IL on Friday, February 28, 2014
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This is an excellent speaker, especially for the low price! Clean and crisp sound, sufficient amount of punch, and minimal distortion for the high volume music. I listen to all kinds of music from country to rock to R&B to a little screamo and it all sounds wonderful! I can even hear talk radio without adjusting the bass or treble. Music with a lot of bass is my favorite and these speakers handle well at loud volumes with my subs and amp. I am impressed and will return business when it comes time to replace my rear speakers.
Pros:
Fast Low price Nice, bass punch Handles a wide range of genres well at loud volumes Clean and crisp sound Not too painful to install (even in the middle of winter in Chicago)
Cons:
I haven't found anything worth complaining about and I installed them a month ago.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Awesome Upgrade to 2009 Sierra

Written By Ted, PSL, FL on Thursday, February 27, 2014
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Great speaker upgrade. I can't believe that I didn't upgrade to these sooner. Very crisp and clear with the addition of some RF tweeters. Lack a little bass but expected that. i guess I'll have to add a sub next!!!
Pros:
easy installation with provided equipment. Crisp clean sound. Excellent value
Cons:
Not a whole lot of bass, but what do you expect from a 6 3/4 speaker.
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5 out of 5

Awesome sound for a great price

Written By Anonymous, Fairbanks, Ak on Thursday, February 27, 2014
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These speakers are a huge improvement over factory. They sound great even when turned up high and they have a good amount of bass to them as well.
Pros:
Excellent quality, great sound, and good price
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

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Written By haskel, olive hill,ky on Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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Very nice speakers
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3 out of 5

Average Sound

Written By None, Nashville, TN on Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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Highs and Mid-Level sound are pretty good, but do not order if you are looking for any amount of bass. They just don't produce.
Pros:
Highs and Clarity..
Cons:
Lack of Bass
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165X3

Written By Hem, Leander,Texas on Wednesday, February 05, 2014
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These are great speakers perfect match for the rockford component speakers i put in the doors of the scion tc. Realy crisp & clear sound i installed them in my fiancee's car but after listening to them makes me want to take the kenwoods out of my car and get these instead
Pros:
Plenty of mounting holes and decently sized magnet not too big so they can install in a variety of vehicles quick and painless
Cons:
None i can think of these are great
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165X3 speakers

Written By Brian H, pennsylvania on Wednesday, January 01, 2014
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I recently purchased these speakers just for my work truck replacing the old factory ones and what a big difference for the price,the sound is just amazing the highs are great and the bass just gives the kick you'll appreciate when listening to your favorite tunes.this is the add on it needed,amp is next.thanks again Crutchfield for the no hassle install as usual.
Pros:
great all around speaker.
Cons:
none as of now!
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5 out of 5

Great Product

Written By Jared, Florence, KY on Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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Great sounding speaker. A real improvement over any factory speaker!
Pros:
Rockford Fosgate
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime 165x3

Written By Eric, Canton, Texas on Monday, December 09, 2013
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These speakers were a perfect replacement for the factory speakers in my Z-71. They sound great, and the installation was very easy with the supplied adapters, and the Crutchfield master build sheet.
Pros:
Great sound compared to factory speakers!!
Cons:
None to note.
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4 out of 5

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Written By john b, san diego ca on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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Great sound, rear speakers did not fit very well.
Pros:
Much better sound, great price!!!!!
Cons:
Rear speakers could have fit better,
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4 out of 5

Speakers

Written By John W, Iowa on Sunday, October 13, 2013
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The speakers were a very good price and seem to work great for the price in my 13 Silverado, agree with the reviews that this was a nice upgrade with factory stereo.
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4 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165X3

Written By Jeff, Winchester, TN on Thursday, September 26, 2013
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Very easy installation and sound quality is much better than the original speakers.
Pros:
Simple fast installation.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

DB

Written By Don B, Milwaukee on Sunday, August 18, 2013
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Great sounding speaker.
Pros:
100%
Cons:
none
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great sound

Written By Lewis, Jax, FL on Monday, August 12, 2013
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Great sound and easy install.
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3 out of 5

Nothing special

Written By Josh K, Jacksonville, FL on Saturday, July 27, 2013
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Very nice speakers if you use with a subwoofer setup or listen to country, vocal, or other music styles that don't include much bass. That being said, the factory speakers in my 09 Cobalt (non Pioneer) sounded better. I wasn't planning on adding a sub, but now I'm considering it to make up for the loss of bass.
Pros:
Highs and mid range, quality construction
Cons:
Falls short on low-frequency sounds, replicates bass worse than factory speakers, sounds "tinny" at times
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

great speakers

Written By Chris, Pittsburgh, PA on Friday, July 26, 2013
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I bought these speakers to replace the factory ones in my Yukon XL. They sound way better than the factory speakers ever did.
Pros:
Great sound
Cons:
None
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great value

Written By Anonymous, Boise, Id on Sunday, July 21, 2013
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Good sound from speakers at this price point.
Pros:
Full range sound, good value for the price point.
Cons:
*
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5 out of 5

Good sound

Written By Mike, Pinellas Park Fl on Wednesday, July 03, 2013
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seapkers soud great. No complaints
Pros:
good speakers for the price
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Excellent Sound Quality

Written By Mark Z, Roseburg, Or on Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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Replaced my stock chevy speakers in my Express van with these R/F speakers and had them changed out in under an hour. The upgrade in sound quality is amazing and the price was great. Another great buy from Crutchfield, now I am probably going to put these in my Honda Accord and throw away the stock speakers.
Pros:
Easy to install, fit right in factory speaker housing. Crisp sound with great treble and bass, awesome clarity on vocals.
Cons:
None so far.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165X3

Written By GodofRage, Queens , NY on Sunday, June 16, 2013
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Was told this speakers would not fit my car. Tried them anyways and they fit. No cutting of my door frames or anything, pretty much plug & play. Speakers r awesome. Sounds really good. I have them hooked up to the Alpine KTP-445U
Pros:
Rockford Fosgate
Cons:
None so far
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R165X3

Written By ScottM., Wells River, VT on Saturday, May 25, 2013
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Speakers sound really good through the stock head unit, better than I thought they would for the price I paid.
Pros:
Price, appearance
Cons:
None so far
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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