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5-1/4" component speaker system

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Why install component speakers?

A component speaker system gives you the best possible performance from your car audio system. A system consists of separate woofers, tweeters, and crossovers, each designed to cover one specific range of frequencies. As separate components, the woofer can move freely to deliver more powerful performance, while the tweeter can be custom-mounted in a better spot up closer to your ears, revealing a whole new world of detail. Separate crossovers are far superior to the simple filters wired into full-range speakers, so the components work together for smoother, more focused sound.

Win the battle for great sound. Sound Ordnance component 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-52C 5-1/4" component system sports tough polypropylene woofers that can handle just about any musical onslaught. Mount the separate 3/4" silk dome tweeters in a strategic spot, and they'll deploy all the musical details — you'll enjoy improved definition without harshness. Outboard 2-way crossovers direct the frequencies to the speakers for a balanced sonic attack. The black powder-finished stamped steel frames tell you that these Sound Ordnance components mean business, while a 3-year warranty gives you peace of mind for the long haul.

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Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two 5-1/4" woofers, 2 tweeters, 2 external crossovers
  • polypropylene woofer with foam surround
  • 3/4" silk dome tweeter
  • 2-way external crossover with 2-position tweeter level control (0, -3 dB)
  • powder-finish stamped steel basket
  • power range: 2-50 watts RMS (100 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 60-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 86 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-15/16"
  • woofer grilles included
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Speaker Size
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5 1/4
Design
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2-way
Tweeter Design
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3/4" Dome
Tweeter Composition
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Silk
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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86 dB
Frequency Response
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60 - 22k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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2-50
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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100
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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1 15/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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2 1/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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4 11/16
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What's in the box?

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  • Two Woofers
  • 2 Tweeters (each has a 28" Length of wire attached)
  • 2 Crossovers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Plastic grille rings
  • 2 Foam gaskets
  • 2 Flush-mount tweeter housings
  • 2 Surface-mount tweeter housings
  • 2 Flat surface-mount bases
  • 2 Angled surface-mount bases
  • 6 Adhesive surface mount pads
  • Two 18" Lengths of speaker wire for the woofers (each with female quick slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • Two 18" Lengths of speaker wire (bare wire on both ends)
  • Eight 1-1/8" Self-tapping screws
  • Four 3/4" Flat head self-tapping screws
  • Four 5/8" Flat head self-tapping screws
  • 12 Large speed clips
  • 4 Small speed clips
  • Owner's manual
  • Warranty information
  • Woofer template on box

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Woofers
Tweeters
Crossovers

Woofers

Woofers: The woofers use a durable polypropylene cone woofer with foam surround. They are designed to fit standard 5-1/4" applications; please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to confirm compatibility with your vehicle.

Tweeters

Tweeters: The 3/4" Silk dome tweeters offer smooth highs and low distortion.

Tweeter Mounting Options: Using the supplied housings the tweeters can be flush mounted, surface mounted flat, or surface mounted at an angle. Once mounted in the appropriate housing, the tweeters have these dimensions:

  Flush Mount Surface Mount Angled Surface Mount
Mounting Depth 0.850" mounting screw depth mounting screw depth
Mounting Height 0.205" 1.142" 1.625"
Cutout Diameter 1.562" N/A N/A
Frame Diameter 1.811" 1.5" 1.520"

Crossovers

Crossover Network: The 2-way crossovers have a 3.5 kHz high-pass filter for the tweeters and a 3.5 kHz low-pass filter for the woofers.

Connections: The passive crossovers feature screw terminal inputs and outputs; they will accommodate bare wire or spade connectors up to 0.3" wide.

Tweeter Level: A switch in each crossover allows you to adjust the output level of the tweeter; choose 0 dB or -3 dB.

Mounting: Each crossover can be mounted using two of the included screws through two holes in the base.

Dimensions:

  • Length: 4.75"
  • Width: 3.27"
  • Height: 1.35"
 

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5 out of 5

Sound Ordnance P-52c speakers

Written By MarcM, Charlotte,NC on Thursday, July 17, 2014
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Speakers were easy to install and hook up on my 88 Buick Reatta, Love their sound compared to factory speakers. highly recommended tese speakers for anyone needing replacements
Pros:
exact replacement with no modifications great sound great looking speakers
Cons:
Can't find any fault with these speakers
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5 out of 5

Awesome Sound!

Written By pbabowler1640, Madison Heights, VA on Friday, April 18, 2014
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Very clear sound overall. The tweeters make the highs very clear for the perfect soundstage in my '09 Ford Escape. The woofers sound a lot better adding the correct bass blockers to keep the mids in time with the tweeters. No rattling of the woofers at all. Very good choice to use to replace larger factory speakers.
Pros:
Awesome soundstage in a small package!
Cons:
None
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1 out of 5

Speakers

Written By guitarguarddog, Dothan AL on Monday, April 14, 2014
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Save your money,these are cheap low quality speakers,very disappointing.
Pros:
None
Cons:
Can not handle any volume ,even amped these speakers will let you down
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4 out of 5

Great components for the money.

Written By MattD, Jacksonville, AR on Saturday, April 12, 2014
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I listen primarily to aggressive metal. I installed P-52's in the front and the P-52C system in the back of my Saturn L200. I've also included the B-8PTD because the weakness of the speaker size, 5-1/4, is a lack of low end. Since everything I listen to is down-tuned, this was a necessary addition. I'm absolutely blown away by the quality of the system given how relatively inexpensive it is. It can do Meshuggah as loud as I can stand without distortion. The install was pretty straightforward and very well though through by Sound Ordnance and Crutchfield. For aggressive music with a moderate budget (less than $350 for four woofers, the sub, and two tweeters), I don't think you could possibly do much better. For rap and metal you'll need a sub to supplement the low end, otherwise the system works great for everything I've played.
Pros:
Outstanding sound quality, good output, has handled everything I've played so far punch and precision.
Cons:
The instructions aren't as clear as they could be for us electrical noobies. I needed a little extra wire to put the tweeters onto the sails of my rear doors. The lower mid range of the system is smurfed a little because of the speaker size, so if you have an EQ on your head unit, I'd boost the lower mids.
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4 out of 5

Sound Ordanance P-52

Written By Chris, Fort Hood, TX on Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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For the price these things sound great. If you are in the market for component speakers you definitely need to give these a shot. I have these powered by a 500 watt Alpine 4 channel and the sound is crisp, well defined and caries extremely well. The mids are a little lacking in bass but if you are buying components then you should already be looking at subs to complete your sound profile. I built my system on a budget and these definelty make you think twice about spending the cash on nicer units
Pros:
Price!!!! Sound quality ease of installation
Cons:
Bass could be a little more from the miss
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5 out of 5

great speakers

Written By mkkshady, Colo springs on Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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Sounds great easy installation they look good to
Pros:
Sounds great comes everything you need to install u can hear the difference with the tweeters
Cons:
Haven't had any issues
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4 out of 5

Sound Ordnance™ P-52C

Written By Anonymous, Reno Nv on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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Great little speakers for the front doors of my 2001 Honda Civic. I like my sound a little bright and these really fit the bill. Installation was a little tricky but I was expecting that when putting components in where stock speakers once were. Instructions are very bare for this set and really need some work. Overall very pleased with this purchase
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4 out of 5

good bang for your buck!!

Written By Tom O., Hazleton pa on Friday, February 21, 2014
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Bought the p52c set for my Jeep Cherokee. Direct replacement for front doors. Plus a crossover and tweeter!! for the price of a mid level 2 range door speaker. Had no problems mounting, all hardware was included. Love the sound!! Goes well with my subs. Thinking about ordering the p 65c for my rear hatch area.
Pros:
Sound is great! Great fit. Nice look too!
Cons:
Nothing worth writing about..
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4 out of 5

Good value-oriented speakers

Written By C, Charleston, SC on Monday, February 17, 2014
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We bought these speakers to install in a customer's VW camper van. They replaced a set of cheap, too small, flea market brand speakers - so the difference in sound is incredible. They look good, and installed fairly easily where the factory separates had been. Would have been nice if some speaker wire had been included, but at this price point, that might be asking a little much.
Pros:
Value, fit, sound.
Cons:
No speaker wires included.
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5 out of 5

replacement for stock

Written By lee, va on Monday, January 27, 2014
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Replace blown stock speakers with a set of these front and back. Good sound for the price
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5 out of 5

epic

Written By booboo, bennington ne on Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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The sound coming out of the p52-c is superb if I were looking for something that sounds amazing without having a sub and amp setup this is it its a little bit pricey but it IS WE'LL WORTH IT!
Pros:
Deep base sound Crystal clear vocals
Cons:
Can't say anything bad about them
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4 out of 5

Perfect

Written By Joe, Townshend, VT on Monday, July 29, 2013
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Replaced the Infinity front speakers in my truck with these. Perfect fit and much more sound. Need the bass from the rear though as the 5 1/4 don't have enough bass for my taste.
Pros:
price, tweeters
Cons:
not enough thump
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

sound ordnance P-52C

Written By JasonD, Fresno, CA on Monday, April 01, 2013
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tweeters have incredible sound, but the 5 1/4 mids are a little light on sound. Good investment for the money though.
Pros:
price
Cons:
mids need a little better signal to noise ratio
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Life after 14 years

Written By Hoot, Rutherfordton, NC on Thursday, March 07, 2013
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I installed the speaker in a 99 LeSabre. The speakers were easy to install, just a little bit of ingenuity, to mount the tweeter. The old car now has great sound that makes the XM worth the cost.
Pros:
Perfect fit for the 5 1/4
Cons:
A little work to get the tweeters to mount
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2 out of 5

less than what i expected

Written By mijo, Detroit, MI on Sunday, July 08, 2012
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the tweeters sound great but the speakers are not what i was hoping for. i have 2 12 inch type r's and they basically took over these speakers and you couldn't really hear anything. i was running these and a pair of kickers off of a sound ordnance 4 channel. when i was replacing the speakers with 5x7's, the terminals on one of the speakers completely broke off and the speaker was unusable. cheap, not worth the price in my opinion
Pros:
tweeters sound and look good
Cons:
cheaply made, weak mids, not very loud at all
2 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

p52c

Written By ed, charlotte nc on Sunday, July 08, 2012
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great speakers
2 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Good value

Written By gcs, Granbury, TX on Thursday, February 02, 2012
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These speaker are really good for the money.
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5 out of 5

Wonderful speakers

Written By SethL, Jeffersonville, IN on Friday, January 13, 2012
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Im am very pleased with the quality and the sound of these speakers. I purchased them to replace the two stock 6x8s in the back and the infinity 6x8s I put in the front doors. These are superior in sound to either set of speakers. The bass is very adequate for mid bass woofers, when I first turned them on I had to check if my subwoofer was off because of the bass. It was off. The sound is fantastic. The highs are very crisp and clear and the mids are very well heard. the infinities I had would muffle with the bass, these do not. Even at high volume they stay crisp clear and sounding perfect. I would recommend these to any audiophile as they sound better than any other speakers Ive ever owned with the exception of the Alpine type R components I had in my old Honda. Im running an Alpine 305s headunit to power these speakers. the power is adequate and makes everything loud enough for me....and my neighbors.
Pros:
The sound clarity The highs The lows The price
Cons:
havent found any yet.
7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Very Happy

Written By Jeff, Sycamore, Alabama on Monday, December 13, 2010
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Bought these for the front door of my sons vehicle. He is 17 and we have built a
nice system in his car using Sound Ordinance gear. For the $ - am very happy.
The tweeters are very clear and mids and very good. He also has 6x8 S/O in rear deck
and 2 -12 inch Rockford subs driven by S/O mono amp in S/O bass bunker. As he
says - he needs a big S/O sticker or Crutchfield to sponsor his car for all the
S/O gear we have used. We are very happy.
4 out of 6 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

ok qualtiy

Written By Sandeep, Rohnert Park C.A. on Friday, September 24, 2010
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Ok bought these because I had faith in Crutchfields signature brand. I just got them installed and noticed that these components don't put out alot of bass at all. The highs are really good and the mids are just ok. I should of spent a little more and got something else. Its not really a big deal since these are just front and rear speakers. They work ok for that. I do have a kicker 4 channel amp thats running them..
11 out of 22 people found this helpful
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