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Rockford Fosgate Prime R169X3

6"x9" 3-way car speakers

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Rockford Fosgate Prime R169X3 speaker

The R169X3 adds a piezo supertweeter for extra detail.

Excellent factory replacement

Whether you're building your first system or replacing some burned-out factory speakers, Rockford Fosgate's Prime Series R169X3 6"x9" 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"x9" 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.

Product Highlights:

  • 6"x9" 3-way car speakers (pair)
  • polypropylene woofer cone with rubber surround
  • 1/2" silk dome tweeter
  • piezo supertweeter
  • power range: 2-65 watts RMS (130 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 47-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-15/16"
  • grilles included
  • 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.

Rockford Fosgate Prime R169X3 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

31 Reviews

good speakers

Written by: golfinmike2 from fort wayne,in. on February 6, 2016

2002 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

nice sounding speakers for the price.. very fast shipping

Pros: good replacement speakers at a good price

Cons: mounting holes do not line up perfect, but with a little effort I got them to line up..

amazing sound

Written by: c_los from Peabody, Ma on January 29, 2016

2003 Dodge Neon
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Wow the sound is amazing. You won't regret buying these speakers

Pros: Everything!!!

Cons: None!!!

Durable Speakers

Written by: Addam from Oklahoma on January 17, 2016

2009 Dodge Caliber
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I have bought 4 sets of these speakers over the past 8 years. 1 set for my wife's car, which are now 8 years old. 2 sets for my truck, which are now 6 years old. And this last set for my son's car. We all like our music, and we bang the heck out of these Fosgate's. All of them still sound great, even the 8-year-old ones. Great product, and very durable in my opinion.

Pros: Great price and sound. Long lasting.

Cons: None.

Awesome speakers for the price !!

Written by: corpuszero from California on January 17, 2016

1999 Toyota Camry LE
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These are great speakers that I got from the dent and scratch. They were pretty much brand new !! Installed them on my rear deck on my 1999 Toyota Camry.

Pros: Great amount of bass and volume on on 25w x 4 Panasonic Head Unit.


Rockford Fosgate Prime R169X3

Written by: Chip from Florida on January 11, 2016

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They sound great for what they are, stock radio and all!

Pros: look and sound great

Cons: holes don't line up, so you have to do some rigging to mount them.

Great Experience

Written by: JeffV from Illinois on January 9, 2016

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Product was packed well, shipped immediately and all connectors were included and worked for my vehicle



Rockford Fosgate Prime R169X3

Written by: Anonymous from Colorado on December 19, 2015

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Installed these speakers into my 2012 Toyota Camry today. I'm running with factory stereo and they are a Huge improvement! I'm completely satisfied with these speakers as they play so clear. The price was fantastic as I picked these up on sale - great value! Install was a breeze with the rear speaker adapters. Crutchfield site says these won't work in the rear speaker location but they fit great with the right rear speaker adapters that can be picked elsewhere. Highly recommend these.



Could Be Better

Written by: Mike from Missouri on December 12, 2015

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I bought these to replace my factory door speakers in my 2005 Nissan Frontier. Sound quality is decent and installation was a breeze. Due to previous reviews I looked at, I was expecting a little more bass out of these. But it works I suppose. If you want some serious bass I guess you need to buy some subwoofers. Thats why they make them. Sound isn't distorted and it comes out crystal clear...just wish they had a little more bass.

Pros: Crystal clear sound. Easy install. Nice design; would look good mounted outside of door panel.

Cons: Bass is weak

Rockford Fosgate Prime R169X3

Written by: Anonymous from Florida on November 23, 2015

2015 Jeep Patriot
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in all doors in 2015 Jeep Patriot. All clear, and full sound at max volume. Easy upgrade with the free adapters that Crutchfield includes.

Pros: The full sound . Price. Ease of install.

Cons: Didn't do it sooner.

Worked Perfectly

Written by: Byron from Utah on November 1, 2015

1997 Toyota Camry LE
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These speakers are great. I had to drill new the holes to fit th e speakers but I knew that going in.

Pros: Sound Great

Cons: None

Rockfird Fosgate Prime R169X3

Written by: edowling56 from Plymouth on June 16, 2015

2007 Toyota Yaris
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Installed these on the rear deck of an '07 Yaris. I cut out the frame of the stock speaker to use as plate to attach these speakers. Worked like a charm. Excellent sound quality for the price point. Plenty of bass and high end. Mid range lacking a bit. Hey they're in a Yaris. Its ok.

Pros: Good sound quality for the price point

Cons: Thin on the mid range. No big deal.

Rockford Fosgate Prime R169X3

Written by: JamesJ from Mississippi on June 3, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The speakers were fantastic. Installed them with the instructions from the guys at Crutchfield electronics. The answered each question like they really wanted to help. I will as always buy through this organization. Cecil was simply outstanding.

Pros: quick delivery, great quality, and fantastic service

Cons: none

Great Value Speakers

Written by: JohnI from Hamilton, Virginia on May 3, 2015

Popped these into the rear deck of a 2003 Toyota Coroola for my daughter. Despite a rather poor aftermarket head unit that came with the car, these speakers provided a huge upgrade to the old paper stock speakers that came with the car. I believe the base would be there but for the power of the head unit, but as far as the bass and mid-range, these speakers sounded outstanding. At the price-point offered by Crutchfield, I highly recommend them.

Pros: Geat mid-range and tweeter response; price-point to value is outstanding.

Cons: Nothing negative in terms of performance, just installation. On a 2003 Toyota Corrola, I had to do a bit of extra modification/drilling which was a pain only b/c of the angle and space in the runk (tight).

Great Speakers

Written by: Ed from Dubuque, IA on November 17, 2014

2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
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I personaly like these speakers, they have great bass and sound very clear. As always great technical help from Crutchfield.



fosgate prime 6×9

Written by: jay from saint george utah on October 23, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Absolutely love them, wish could put throughout car.

Pros: Absolutely love them. Great sound and for 6×9 they hit fairly hard.

Cons: Don't have a great job so can't buy more

Rockford Fosgate Prime R169X3

Written by: Anonymous from Beulah, nd on October 8, 2014

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have Rockford's prime components in the front, bought these for behind the seat and they combined with the s/o box's are very good.

Pros: Easy setup, great sound for the money



Written by: PapaT from Gallatin, TN on June 6, 2014

1994 Cadillac Sedan de Ville
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought these for the rear deck in conjunction with some smaller units for the front doors in my 1994 Cadillac DeVille. Wow. The sound quality of these speakers was much better than I expected for the price. The amount of low-end bass they carried was truly shocking, and they're running off the factory head unit. I highly recommend these as an upgrade for factory speakers, especially for the low price. Make sure you have some equalizer functionality in your head unit to get the full benefit.

Pros: Big, deep, rich bass. No distortion at nice, thick volumes. Highs and mids were clear and present.

Cons: Only thing I could possibly say is that they might have too much bass if your head unit doesn't have EQ capability to fine-tune, but that might be from the very large trunk and large interior of the Cadillac.

Quality for good price

Written by: Pete from Northern VA on May 11, 2014

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Purchased these speakers to place in the back of an SUV. Since my vehicle has a factory amplifier, I had additional wiring available behind the aftermarket Pioneer HU, These were installed in speaker boxes for use when tailgating, camping, etc. The sound quality is excellent for the price. Clear highs, and lows without distortion at decent volume. Quality construction, simple and classic look. The grille is a bit more flexible than I expected, but just need to keep heavy items away. Better to replace a dented grille than a cut speaker. Would recommend to anyone.

Pros: Crisp, clear sound, quality construction, great value

Cons: Somewhat flimsy grille.

Great product

Written by: Daniel D. from Loganville ga on May 2, 2014

1995 Pontiac Grand Prix
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Great sound fits rite in place of the factory speakers wired up easy



Good Buy

Written by: vatb from Staunton, VA on April 4, 2014

1999 Dodge Stratus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice speakers for the price.

Pros: Good value especially for OEM speakers


Revamp the Van

Written by: William from Texas on March 27, 2014

1995 Plymouth Voyager
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very good. Close to Infinity from auto factory. Much better than stock.

Pros: Very good upgrade for a '95 minivan. Kenwood head.

Cons: Alignment holes were a little off.

Great Buy

Written by: Anonymous from Hollywood, FL on February 3, 2014

1998 Honda Accord
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a good sounding speaker. It took only a couple of days to break them in. However, for what I paid for them, this speaker sounds great. If your looking for something that won't break your pocket and sounds nice, I don't think I could of done better. Good over all range.

Pros: Sounds good and cheap. Best bang for your buck.

Cons: For my 1998 honda accord, the hole pattern did not match the factory ones and hard to make new ones.

2003 Corolla

Written by: PerpD from Ashburn, VA on February 2, 2014

Overall, great speakers! We selected our speakers by going to the new Crutchfield store in Charlottesville, VA which I highly recommend to those with that option as their new car audio simulator was very helpful is selecting the right speakers for our application.

On to the speakers. The difference between these and the stock speakers was night and day. The lows were stronger, the highers existed finally! The stock speakers sounded like they were muffled and underwater when we compared them to these halfway through the install. You can't go wrong with these speakers, the music actually sounds like it was intended once you install these. Paired with Rockford Fosgate Prime R165-S in the front doors the overhauled sound system is amazing!

On a side note, although the instructions provided by Crutchfield were clear, they recommended you make or purchase a speaker adapter to mount the speakers. Long story short, you will need an adapter as the stock speakers mount on holes far from the speaker and because of the way the sheet metal is bent in the vicinity of the speaker (and under the angled rear glass) I didn't even try to match drill holes in the rear deck. Anyways, I purchased some adapters online for "Rear Toyota Aftermarket Speaker Adapter 6x9 Inches" which made the install possible. Not sure why Crutchfield provides the adapter for the front door speakers and not the rear, but just be aware and plan ahead.

Pros: Excellent highs, mids and lows, especially compared to stock speakers. Wish I'd done this a long time ago!

Cons: Have found no cons with the speaker, but all 6x9 speakers for rear deck of Corolla will require an adapter which must be purchased elsewhere.

great speakers

Written by: Anonymous from Troy AL on December 31, 2013

1997 Mercury Grand Marquis
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good product at a good price.

Pros: Price Quality Clarity

Cons: None so far

Nice Speakers

Written by: Dale from Soldotna, Alaska on November 26, 2013

2012 Jeep Compass
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very nice sounding speakers, i put them in a 2012 Jeep Compass, they are very easy to install, 25 mins for all 4 doors!

Pros: Fit perfect

Cons: None

Rockford Fosgate Prime R169X3 Speakers

Written by: Martin from Greenville, SC on October 29, 2013

2003 Hyundai Sonata
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I purchased the Rockford Fosgate Prime R169X3 Speakers for my Sonata and I absolutely love them. They have good bass response and make driving a lot more fun!!!

Pros: Easy Installation, good sound, good price.

Cons: None

Good Bass response

Written by: Don C from Smithfield, VA on October 27, 2013

2004 Toyota Camry
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I installed these in the rear deck of a 2004 Camry and I could not be more pleased. The sound separation and clarity is about the best I have heard for the price. These are hooked up to a Kenwood Excelon X797 amp.

Pros: Clarity, bass response, separation.

Cons: none yet

Slightly disappointed but overall satisfied.

Written by: Justin P from Atlanta on October 20, 2013

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Great speaker. Great brand. Overral satisfied. But, the website informed me that the speaker is compatible with my 2006 Honda Accord EX V6 (Sedan) and then as I was checking out they informed me that I needed to use the factory speaker grilles instead of the grilles that come with the speaker. The factory grilles do not snap into place with the 3-way speaker due to the silk dome pole that the tweeter and midrange are mounted on. Therefore, it is not compatible. Not too big of a deal if you don't mind the appearance of the car while using the grilles that came with the speakers.

Pros: Great speaker. Excellent sound.

Cons: N/A


Written by: john h from kirkland wa on September 30, 2013

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great sound



Great buy for the price

Written by: shawn B from Rochester, NY on July 8, 2013

1985 Chevrolet Camaro
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install. Sounds a LOT better than the factory speakers

Pros: Clear sound. Ease of install.

Cons: Not really a con, just an observation with any speaker. I would suggest adding a sub woofer to this install for better reach into the lower sound range for a deeper and enhanced base.

Rockford Fosgate Prime R169X3

Written by: John from San Diego, CA on May 19, 2013

These speakers rock. They sound really good for 6x9 speakers. They put out good bass and highs sound really clear. You can't go wrong with Rockford Fosgate.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: None.

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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)

Features and Specs

Design 3-way
Tweeter Design 1/2" Dome
Tweeter Composition Silk
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity 93 dB at 2.83 volts
90 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response 47 - 20k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 2-65
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 130
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 15/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 3 5/16

Product Research


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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  May 11, 2015 ]  Staff