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Rockford Fosgate Prime R168X2

6"x8" 2-way car speakers

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Our take on the Rockford Fosgate Prime R168X2

by John Pollard
Rockford Fosgate

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.

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.

Rockford Fosgate Prime R168X2 speaker

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

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.

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
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Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
General
Design
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2-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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90 dB at 2.83 volts
87 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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51 - 20k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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2-55
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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110
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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2 9/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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2 15/16
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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • 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)

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Features

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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4 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R168X2

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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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R168X2

Written By Anonymous, aliquippa, PA 15001 on Saturday, January 04, 2014
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sounds great. Easy install.
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5 out of 5

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
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4 out of 5

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.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate Prime R168X2

Written By Anonymous, Lewisburg wv on Sunday, November 03, 2013
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Good product and easy to install.
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5 out of 5

RF Prime R168X2

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.
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4 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

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
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

great

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
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5 out of 5

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.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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