Rockford Fosgate Prime R168X2

6"x8" 2-way car speakers

Item #: 575R168X2

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Installation gear for most cars

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Rockford Fosgate Prime R168X2 speaker

The flush-mount tweeter allows this speaker to fit in more locations and provides a more focused image.

Excellent factory replacement

Whether you're building your first system or replacing some burned-out factory speakers, Rockford Fosgate's Prime Series R168X2 6"x8" 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

Each 6"x8" speaker sports a stiff polypropylene woofer cone that delivers strong drums and bass, along with clean reproduction of the midrange frequencies. Rockford Fosgate mounts the silk dome tweeter flush with the woofer so it'll fit in more vehicles while adding the excitement of strong high-frequency response. The built-in crossover network divides the frequencies going to each driver, so all your music plays faithfully. Grilles not included — factory grilles are appropriate for most applications.

Product Highlights:

  • 5"x7"/6"x8" 2-way speakers (pair)
  • polypropylene woofer cone with rubber surround
  • 1/2" silk dome tweeter
  • power range: 2-55 watts RMS (110 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 51-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-9/16"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Why replace your car's original speakers?

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

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Written By Cole, Illinois on Friday, October 02, 2015

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I replaced my stock 2012 F-150 speakers with these in the front doors only. It has now been 4 months (adequate time for them to break in) and these speakers are just plain sounding. They have no bass, which is okay because I have to JL Audio dual 10's. On top of that, I seemed to have gotten rather flat mids and highs. They are moderately loud but definitely show distortion at higher volumes. To me, they don't sound much better than my stock F-150 speakers. Do yourself a favor and pay a little more for a better speaker such as the Polk Audio DB571 or any other non-entry level aftermarket speaker. These are very basic and if you are looking to really boost your system look elsewhere. You get what you pay for in speakers.

Pros: Easy to install, well constructed

Cons: No bass, flat mids, flat highs, not very loud, very noticeable distortion.

Sound Great!

Written By Moto Mark, Dallas City, IL on Sunday, September 06, 2015

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These speakers bolted directly into place in my 2011 Ford F250. They sound great with new head unit. These are a great replacement for the stock speakers, and seem to have more clarity and bass.

Pros: Sound great! Direct fit for my application.

Cons: None.

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Written By Chris, New Hampshire on Friday, August 14, 2015

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I purchased a Kenwood KDC-BT562U receiver and on recommendation of Hogan I purchased these speakers for my 2001 town car to replace the front and rear speakers . The sound is very crisp and bass can have a good punch depending on type of music. I played some Latin Reggaeton with has some deep bass and Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Chitlins Con Carnet" instrumental they sounded awesome even at volume level 25. Overall I they sound very clear and are a major upgrade from the factory system!

Pros: crisp sound

Cons: none

Great Speakers

Written By Ed H, Wisconsin on Monday, July 27, 2015

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Replaced my Polk speakers that failed much clearer sound.

Pros: Sounds awesome

Cons: None

Great speakers

Written By mark, Iowa on Thursday, July 09, 2015

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Replaced aftermarket pioneer speakers. These sound sooo much better. Louder, more bass, clearer sound. Will get another pair for the front.

Cons: Slightly deeper than others.


Written By Satisfied, Salem, Ohio on Sunday, May 03, 2015

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Excellent product! Easy install & I would recommend this item to anyone

Pros: Sounds awesome on the lows & the highs are crisp & clear

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Written By Anonymous, Sevierville, TN on Monday, April 20, 2015

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Good sound quality for the money

Great sound

Written By jeff, Mass on Sunday, April 05, 2015

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Great sounding speakers though now need to think about an amp, stock ford head doesn't push enough to full potential

Pros: Simple install and instructions supplied

Cons: None


Written By Andy, Texas on Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Been a Rockford fan for years, these speakers help up and sound better than I expected

Pros: Ease of installation

great buy for the money!

Written By f250 quad cab, Tucson az on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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Great speaker..tight bass accurate highs.. Low end response a slight lack.. But over all one of the best speakers i have owned

Pros: Sounds near perfect

Cons: Could use a little more low end.. With out an amp

rockfordfosgate awesome choice

Written By Anonymous, mesquite texas on Monday, January 26, 2015

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Awesome easy installation. Best I have gotten replaced my stock mach audio system way better

Great sound!

Written By Craig, California on Monday, January 05, 2015

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I LOVE the sound of these silk domes. They were recommended by the Crutchfield staff, since I ordered four polk db571 but found out they won't fit my front door. I LOVE them. I told my friend about my order and he said "don't bother opening them, just return them, they sound muddy" I'm glad I didn't they sound GREAT. to each his own. clear sound with a warm feeling. not tinny or ear piercing.

Pros: clean warm sound. Not tinny at all. doesn't pierce my ear when loud.

Cons: none yet :)

Easy install

Written By Ed, Fitzgerald on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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All around a good product.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Wire harness adapter is of poor quality.

Good Stuff

Written By Rich, Lompoc on Monday, October 27, 2014

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As usual, qualified by, "for the price...". These things KICK! Very impressed by the substantial upgrade over stock. Installed very easily - highly recommended at any price.

Pros: Price and performance.

Cons: Don't have any idea how to determine life span...

A lot of bang for your buck!

Written By rustyray, Medford, Oregon on Monday, October 06, 2014

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These speakers are perfect for stock replacement, and arent bad if your building your first stereo.

Pros: Great high and decent mid, very loud, great stock replacement.

Cons: Not much bass, mid could have been a bit better.

Great for price

Written By mark, Virginia Beach on Monday, September 29, 2014

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As usual another fine product from Rockford Fosgate. Very good quality sound, put them in my 2005 F250 to replace some blown Memphis car audio speakers that were installed in 2007. I had some Sony speakers that were to be installed in another vehicle so I put those in first. They were horrible and sounded very poor. I promptly ordered these and as is usual quick shipping from Crutchfield. I installed them the day I received them and they sound far superior to the Memphis car audio speakers that they replaced.

Pros: Great sound for the price.

Cons: None so far.

OK for price

Written By Arnie, Pecatonia, iL on Thursday, June 12, 2014

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As title says, OK for price. Easy install. Sound OK. but not much better than stock speakers. The stock Ford speakers actually have a better bass! I was going to change all 4, but left rear ones in for the bass. Good sound other than that.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Poor bass

Great speaker for the money

Written By Scott, Fort Scott, KS on Friday, June 06, 2014

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Just installed and they sound great

Pros: Perfect fit and easy installation

Cons: None

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Written By Anonymous, Denison, tx on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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Great speakers for the price. Replaced old pair of pioneer that had blown. First step in overhaul of entire system in my sons 91 mustang

Pros: Good price. Easy to install. Highs are crisp. Bass is decent ( need to add small amp to system)

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Written By Anonymous, aliquippa, PA 15001 on Saturday, January 04, 2014

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sounds great. Easy install.

great product

Written By Anonymous, Troy AL on Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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Great product and great price

Pros: Price Quality Clarity

Cons: None yet

The speakers are working well.

Written By Rick, Riverside utah on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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The speakers sound just normal. They do sound better than the stock speakers that came with the car. I don't have them hooked up to an amp at the moment. I will write another review after I get them hooked to the amp.

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Written By Anonymous, Lewisburg wv on Sunday, November 03, 2013

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Good product and easy to install.

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Written By Joe, Rolla, MO on Saturday, October 05, 2013

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I recently sold my old Ford F-150 and replaced it with a Ford Ranger Supercab. I had upgraded the rear speakers in the F-150 with a pair of RF Punch P1683 3-way speakers. I checked and saw they would fit the rear doors of the Ranger, but not the front doors. I gave Crutchfield a call and talked with Mike. He recommended I stick with the RF family to get the best sound match to the P1683's and recommended the RF Prime R168X2. He also made sure I got the proper wiring harnesses adapters for the Prime and Punch speakers to make my installation a breeze. The master sheet provided simple instructions for properly getting into the door panels and replacing all of my speakers. Tremendous sound upgrade over the 13 year old factory speakers breathing new life into the factory head unit. I had initially wanted some 3 way speakers, but I am very pleased with these 2 way speakers. Plenty of high end response for my ears. I am very happy with the speakers and as always very pleased with the level of support and service I received from Crutchfield.

Pros: Great mids and highs. Good base for a small speaker.

Cons: None.

6x8 speakers

Written By Dano, manteca , ca 95336 on Sunday, August 11, 2013

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Great sounding speakers, tweeters sound very cleannand detailed, woofer has great midrange capability.

Pros: Inexpensive and very good sounding

Cons: Could use a little more bass

great improvement ( 2004 f150)

Written By JonH, manassas,va on Saturday, July 13, 2013

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I installed these in the rear of my f150, they were quick and easy to install after disassembling the door XD. i have a 12" rockford fosgate punch p3s installed in my truck, i had a local pro installer give me a quote to install these ( which was absurd $$) who told me these speakers wouldn't sound good with my sub....i took my speakers home installed these and the smaller version of the same speaker in the front and they sound awesome....i would recommend these to anyone on a budget or looking to fix some blown speakers....if you dont have the cash for a phenomenal set with an amp to power them then look no farther these are a great buy for the price... they aren't as crisp as some other speakers out there and they aren't super bright.....but the sound quality for what you pay is astounding!

Pros: greater sound quality from stock

Cons: cant think of any


Written By Shaboss, wisconsin on Sunday, June 02, 2013

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Great speakers. I bought these to replace my pioneer speakers, and they sound great. Clear treble, and pretty good bass. I would recommend these to anyone looking to replace stock speakers in their car.

Pros: Sound and look great!!

Cons: Nothing

Great Speakers for the Price

Written By Connor, Kaiserslautern, Germany on Saturday, June 01, 2013

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Just installed these speakers in both the rear and front of my 2013 Mustang. Although anything other than those stock speakers will probably sound good, these sound Amazing! I'm very happy with my purchase and would recommend these speakers to anyone.

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What's in the box?

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

Features and Specs

Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1/2" Dome
Tweeter Composition Silk
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity 90 dB at 2.83 volts
87 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response 51 - 20k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 2-55
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 110
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 9/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 15/16

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Tweeters: Each speaker features a 1/2" Silk dome tweeter. The embedded design maintains the correct phase relationship between the tweeter and woofer, and doesn't add to the speaker's overall height.

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.

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