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Sound Ordnance P-40

4" 2-way car speakers

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Win the battle for great sound. Sound Ordnance speakers invade your car's listening space with clear sonic reproduction that'll mobilize your music. You'll enjoy the new life these rugged speakers bring to your system, all at a budget-friendly price.

The P-40 4" speakers sport tough polypropylene cones that can handle just about any musical barrage. Mylar dome tweeters deploy the high frequencies effectively, so you hear all the details in your tunes. The black powder-finished stamped steel frames tell you that these Sound Ordnance speakers mean business, while a 3-year warranty gives you peace of mind for the long haul.

Highlights:

  • 4" 2-way car speakers (pair)
  • polypropylene woofer with foam surround
  • 1/2" Mylar dome tweeter
  • powder-finish stamped steel basket
  • power range: 2-30 watts RMS (60 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 90-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 84 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-5/8"
  • grilles not included
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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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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Mylar
Woofer Composition
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Polypropylene
Woofer Surround
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Foam
Parts Warranty
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3 Years
Labor Warranty
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3 Years
Specifications
Sensitivity
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84 dB at 2.83 volts
Frequency Response
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90 - 20k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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2-30
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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60
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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1 5/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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1 3/4
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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3 5/8
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What's in the box?

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  • Two 2-way 4" speakers
  • Two 7" lengths of speaker wire (each has quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • 8 Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • 2 Foam gaskets
  • Owner's manual
  • Warranty information
  • Template on box

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Features

Polypropylene Cone: Each speaker features a durable polypropylene cone woofer with foam surround.

Mylar Tweeters: Each speaker has a 1/2" Mylar dome tweeter for clean, accurate highs.

4/2 Hole Compatibility: The speaker tabs can be removed (using tin-snips) allowing you to use the speakers in 4-hole or 2-hole (size 4T) applications.

No Grilles: No grilles are included with this speaker.

 

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Video: Sound Ordnance Speakers

Video: Sound Ordnance Speakers

by Ken Nail
8/12/2013
 
Video: Sound Ordnance Speakers

Sound Ordnance car speakers are your best option for replacing your factory speakers on a tight budget. Watch this quick video to learn more about them.

 
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5 out of 5

Great sound at a great price

Written By Dean C, Salisbury, MD on Friday, April 18, 2014
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4" speakers are often a necessary evil. They're a common replacement size, if you don't want to do any cutting, but don't deliver the necessary bass. The Sound Ordinance P-40 speakers are excellent replacement speakers. The quality is great, they fit well with existing grills (they do not come with grills), and they produce excellent sound.
Pros:
Quality of materials Sound quality
Cons:
Grills not included. Must use original grills.
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4 out of 5

sound ordnance p-40

Written By B. Barnett, Surgoinsville,TN on Thursday, April 10, 2014
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These speakers rock if your on a budget stero search. I have them in my 1994 Nissan Sentra and i am very pleased with them. We even bought them to replace the stock speakers in my son's car.
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4 out of 5

good

Written By d, Elkmont, AL on Thursday, April 03, 2014
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good speakers for the price
Pros:
cheap
Cons:
sound quality is what you would expect from cheaper speakers but sound pretty good
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5 out of 5

sounds great

Written By Billy, Surprise AZ on Wednesday, April 02, 2014
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Speakers sound great, very easy install on the speakers.. No problems
Pros:
easy install, sound great
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Perfect

Written By Anonymous, Coeur d'Alene, ID on Friday, March 28, 2014
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Perfect replacement speakers....better sound and much higher quality than the factory speakers.
Pros:
Great sound, Perfect fit, durable, great price.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

sound ordnance speakers

Written By Jerry, Portland, TN on Monday, March 17, 2014
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great sounding speakers
Pros:
easy to install, great sound
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Most bang for the buck!

Written By JNS, Hemet, CA on Monday, February 17, 2014
 
Ordered these P40's to replace the 35 year old and dried up speakers that came in my MGB. Needless to say the sound is from day to night and no buzzing. The price is so low that I am amazed at how they do it. Still using the original AM/FM that came in the car. Actually hear decent bass & highs now when car standing still. With top down and driving exhaust drowns out the sound which is fine for me!
Pros:
Perfect fit in original holes make easy install. Comes with necessary terminal connectors.
Cons:
I ordered cheap connectors which were not necessary and spoke to a Crutchfield representative before hand that should have told me they were not needed!
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Horrible

Written By Sarah, Brunswick, GA on Wednesday, February 12, 2014
 
These speakers are cheap just like the price. They are good for talk radio but not for music.
Pros:
easy to install, price is good
Cons:
only good for all highs
1 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

P-40 speakers

Written By Dave, Santa Clara,Ca on Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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Excellent replacement speakers at a killer price. Came with everything to install and took about ten minutes to do. Ordering was simple and shipping was fast.
Pros:
Economical,well built,easy install
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Nice Speakers for the money

Written By John, WV on Monday, February 10, 2014
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I got these for my wife's Impreza wagon sport as the only working speaker was the front driver side one. These fit perfectly in the rear doors and made a huge difference in sound. Since only the driver speaker was working in the front, I could really hear the highs from these speakers and they added alot of fill to the sound. Very Happy with them!
Pros:
Great sound, and they fit perfectly.
Cons:
They don't install themselves.
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5 out of 5

SOUND GREAT

Written By JODY, MENDENHALL,MS on Sunday, January 19, 2014
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GREAT SOUND FOR THE PRICE
Pros:
EASY INSTALL, GREAT VALUE FOR THE MONEY
Cons:
NONE
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Speakers that got me music

Written By Viva92, Delaware on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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I have a surround sound speaker system in my house (an old system but a excellent system). 2 of my speakers broke. My husband ordered these 2 car speakers for replacements. The speakers work wonderfully and fit our very old surround sound speakers. I am once again listening to music through out my house once again.
Pros:
they are an excellent replacement speakers for old surround sound speakers system.
Cons:
there is non
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5 out of 5

Nice Sound

Written By DaveO, Phoenix, AZ. on Saturday, December 28, 2013
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A nice improvement over the original speakers in a 1996 Isuzu Rodeo Sport Utility. Installed easily.
Pros:
Nice sound, good price.
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Sound Ordnance™ P-40

Written By Kevin, Broadway, VA on Sunday, December 08, 2013
 
Great sounding speakers and easy to install.
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5 out of 5

P-40 Sound Ordanance

Written By Turbinbill, Des Plaines, IL on Friday, November 29, 2013
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Great speakers, worked great as an OEM replacement
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Sound ordinance rules

Written By Bill, Portsmouth ri on Sunday, October 27, 2013
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Sound great and a good price , can't beat combo
Pros:
They have a great sound even though there a small speaker
Cons:
Non so far
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Sound OrdnanceT P-40

Written By Jon G, Denver, CO on Thursday, October 17, 2013
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These sound waaaaay better than I thought 4" speakers could sound. They set off the mid and high range very nicely.
Pros:
Great sound quality, super easy to install, even with foam baffles.
Cons:
none that I have found
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

GREAT LITTLE SPEAKERS!

Written By HAWAIISON, HONOLULU, HI on Saturday, June 22, 2013
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A GREAT LITTLE PAIR OF SPEAKERS! NEEDED A SET TO REPLACE THE RUBBISH FACTORY SPEAKERS AND THESE WERE PERFECT! PERFECT FIT AND PERFECT SOUND!!!
Pros:
SIZE AND SOUND
Cons:
NONE
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Good Value

Written By Phish, TN on Friday, October 05, 2012
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A good speaker, especially for the money. A definite improvement over OEM.
Pros:
Value, Sound
Cons:
None
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Better than my Toyota Supra Turbo OE speakers

Written By NickD, Wisconsin. on Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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First off, the application, Supra only comes with 4" speakers mounted in a plastic resonant box like Bose. And yes, they do sound like a 4" speaker in a plastic enclosure just like Bose. Actually the rears are 4 1/2" speaker with a more like square frame. No big deal, used 1/8" plywood to make a gasket, outline identical to the old speakers, hole for these round speakers.

This was Toyota's idea of providing bass, actually, the cone diameter of the fronts are 3 3/4", rears are 4" not really that much difference. My radio is stock and have no intention of changing it thinking some day, this car will be a classic. But I did invert the spare tire so I could mount a 10" Overdrive Woofer fed by both channels into an amplifier I designed for bass with a 40 watt output, you want bass, I got bass and a fair amount of midrange to boot. These four inch speakers solve the missing high range for me, and that is exactly what they do. So very pleased with them. Not interested in blowing my ears off, but virtually harmonic distortion free if I turn the volume to maximum. I had to add a volume control to my woofer amplifier to turn it down, more interested in a flat response.

I did look over the entire range of 4" speakers that Crutchfield sells, as well as some completive options. Crutchfield for as long as I can remember always treated me well. I see the top of the line 4" speakers they carry have a 600 buck price tag, But bet, really not much different than these.
Pros:
Inexpensive, weather proof cones, nice tweeters, easily handle around 15 watts and fit the application.
Cons:
Not 18" woofers in folded horn enclosures.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Sound Ordnance™ P-40

Written By Chuck, Austin TX on Thursday, April 19, 2012
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these speakers are terrible... talk radio only
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3 out of 5

Sound Ordnance™ P-40

Written By 91Volvo240, Broken Arrow, OK on Monday, February 06, 2012
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Bought these for the rear doors in my 91 Volvo 240. They fit well but after installing i realized that they didn't come with speaker grills as shown online and in the catalogue. Crutchfield was good to handle the resturn in a professional manner. ending up going with a 4" polk dxi and very pleased with the results.
Pros:
had pretty good sound especially for the money overall good construction. everything you need to install...except for speaker grills
Cons:
don't expect thumping bass for a little 4" speaker. lightening bolt on the tweeter is a little cheap looking
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

good sound, at moderate volume

Written By brian m., fall river ma. on Friday, February 03, 2012
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good speakers for the money. had to use 4in. because of mounting location. good sound well rounded sound quality , taking into account they are only 4inch drivers. no bottom end . i just turn the gain down on my 4 ch. amp and they balance nicely with the more powerful rears.
Pros:
good quality and price for the size.
Cons:
low power rating , no bass to speak of.
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2 out of 5

Wouldn't Purchase Again

Written By brittm, Minneapolis, MN on Sunday, January 29, 2012
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Just Meh, for the kids car, they blew out the stock Bose speakers. Had a good sale on these at Crutchfield.com so purchased them for Christmas. Sound Tinny... All the trouble I went through to get them into the car should have spent more for something of better quality....
Pros:
Price
Cons:
Sound
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5 out of 5

Sound Ordnance™ P-40

Written By Anonymous, Daphne, AL on Monday, October 03, 2011
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Easy to install in 2nd generation Toyota 4Runner (with slight modifications) to replace OEM speakers. Sound from speakers is great. Can't wait to install Sound Ordnance speakers to replace rear speakers. I would definitely recommend this product.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great sound smal package

Written By A Gee, Antioch CA on Monday, August 22, 2011
 
Great sounding speakers. After removing a couple of mounting tabs, they fit perfect on the dashboard of 1993 MB 190E.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

A step up.

Written By T.L., P.A. on Sunday, July 10, 2011
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Like the front speakers I bought. The sound is good, crisp, clear, and clean. A step up from factory. I plan to purchase a amp and sub from the same company.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

good low volume speaker

Written By Scott, hendersonvill, nc. on Sunday, October 03, 2010
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Good low volume speaker tinny at high decbals ok for the money.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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