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Alpine R-S65C

R-Series 6-1/2" component speaker system

Item # 500RS65C

Choosing Alpine for your upgrade is like choosing chocolate at the ice cream counter — it's a classic for a...

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Item # 500RS65C

About the Alpine R-S65C

Upgrade with Alpine excellence

Choosing Alpine for your upgrade is like choosing chocolate at the ice cream counter — it's a classic for a reason. You can't go wrong with Alpine's undying commitment to quality sound and attention to detail, and their thunderous R-Series component speakers deliver the goods when your urge to crank the volume is unstoppable.
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Upgrade with Alpine excellence

Choosing Alpine for your upgrade is like choosing chocolate at the ice cream counter — it's a classic for a reason. You can't go wrong with Alpine's undying commitment to quality sound and attention to detail, and their thunderous R-Series component speakers deliver the goods when your urge to crank the volume is unstoppable.

Component sound

This R-S65 6-1/2" component speaker system features a hybrid fiber woofer cone that satisfies your need for strong bass response. A deluxe surround allows consistent, extended cone movement that pushes a lot of air for high-impact sound and guarantees a long life in your car doors. And when it comes to the highs, a 1" separate silk tweeter brings on a level of smoothness that enhances your music with detail, depth, and no shrillness. Alpine includes a pair of external crossovers that are compact enough to easily stash away in most nooks or crannies.

Handles up to 100 watts

Alpine has designed these components to work perfectly with your car stereo, but they'll really come into their own when you power them with an outboard amp. Power handling up to 100 watts RMS ensures you can get big, dynamic sound and plenty of volume out of these sturdy speakers. So, prepare yourself for a no-regrets sound upgrade.


Product highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two woofers, 2 tweeters, and 2 external crossovers
  • 6-1/2" hybrid fiber woofer with multi-roll rubber surround
  • 1" silk dome tweeter
  • handles up to 100 watts RMS (300 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 65-29,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • woofer top-mount depth: 2-3/8"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # R-S65C

What's in the box:

  • 2 Woofers
  • Two 6-1/2" Adapter rings (includes GM/Chrysler)
  • Two 6x8 Adapter rings
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Grille badges
  • 2 Tweeters (each has an attached 28" length of wire)
  • 2 Tweeter grilles (installed)
  • 2 Swivel flush mount housings (with tweeters installed)
  • Two tweeter crossovers (each has attached 32" input and 12" output wires)
  • 2 Flush mount retention rings
  • 2 Stealth brackets
  • 2 Adhesive backed foam pads
  • 2 Adhesive backed foam rings
  • Eight 1-1/8" Screws
  • Eight M4x12mm Machine screws
  • Eight 1/2" Screws
  • 8 Speed-clips
  • Four 5" Zip ties
  • 2 Pieces of two-sided tape
  • Warranty information
  • Important Notice
  • On-line product registration information
  • Templates and specs on box

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Features & specs

Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Silk
Woofer Composition Hybrid Fiber
Woofer Surround Multi-Roll Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 88
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 65 - 29k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 100
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 300
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 3/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/8
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 5/16
Mounting Height (Inches) 0.456
The Alpine R-S65C replaces these items:

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Woofer Mounting: Although Alpine describes the woofers' size as 6-1/2, without adapter brackets the woofers fit many standard 6-3/4 applications. Using the two types of adapter brackets included, they can be mounted in a wide variety of 6-1/2, 6-3/4, 5x7, and 6x8 applications. Please enter you vehicle information to confirm fit.

HAMR Surround: Type-R speakers use Alpine's multi roll HAMR surround (patent pending), a technology developed for Alpine subwoofers that maintains control and stability at higher volume levels. HAMR surround combines increased cone area and long linear cone excursion for deep, powerful bass response.

Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeters come installed in a swiveling flush-mount housing. You can also install the tweeters behind factory grilles using the included stealth mount brackets. The stealth mount brackets can be top or bottom mounted. The installed tweeter dimensions are:

  Flush Mount (swivel) Factory Location (bottom mount) Factory Location (top mount)
Mounting Depth 0.657" 0.756" 0"
Mounting Height 0.436" 0" 0.756"
Cutout Diameter 2.005" N/A N/A
Frame Diameter 2.277" 1.723" x 2.5" 1.723" x 2.5"

Crossovers: The R-S65C features low-pass crossovers attached to each woofer's input terminal and separate high-pass crossovers in-line between the woofers and tweeters. Because the crossovers are separate, the system can be bi-amped. Two-sided tape is included to mount the high-pass crossovers and their dimensions are:

  • Width: 2.475" (2.686" including wire)
  • Height: 0.96"
  • Depth: 1.27"

Tweeter Attenuation: Each crossover has four tweeter level options, allowing you to precisely tune the high frequencies to the car interior and tweeter placement. Using the supplied jumpers select 0dB (no attenuation), -2dB, -4dB, or -6dB.

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Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
Because my other speakers Polk Audio MM 6502 are too bright and have no mid range. [ bernard  Mar 02, 2018 ]
Included door mount tweeters. [ Stan  Jan 29, 2018 ]
Have liked type R's I've had in the past. hope the new ones sound just as good. [ Patrick  Jan 11, 2018 ]
2 different sound shops recommended the speakers. The sound was better than others in their class and price range. [ Susan  Dec 19, 2017 ]
Previous experience with the brand [ Robert  Dec 17, 2017 ]

6 questions already asked

[ allen  Sep 20, 2018 ]
4 answers
100 watts rms per channel, each 6.5" woofer and tweeter pair can handle 100 watts rms
[ douglas  Sep 28, 2018 ]
100 Watts rms per speaker. Your amp can have 100 per channel. Read the specs from the box. In the crutch field website
[ Don  Sep 25, 2018 ]
I believe the Alpine R- S65C handle 110 rms each. They are great sounding speakers. You can't go wrong with these. Make sure you use an amp to feed them plenty of power for best sound.
[ ANTHONY  Sep 25, 2018 ]
100 per speaker. I have them hooked up to a Alpine X-A70F and they have been handling a beating for a while now. They don't really have mid bass but paired with a good sub you won't notice.
[ Derek B  Sep 25, 2018 ]
what is the max watt on the tweeters?
[ luis  Apr 02, 2018 ]
2 answers
It's 100watts rms split between the two.
[ Cameron  Apr 03, 2018 ]
If you are running passive using the crossovers, 100 watts is the RMS for both the woofer and tweeter.
[ Jacob  Apr 02, 2018 ]
What is the crossover point for this component set (frequency and slope)?
[ jmlude  Feb 28, 2018 ]
1 answer
I've searched all the information we have on these speakers and all the information I can find in Alpine's site about them but wasn't able to find the crossover frequency or slope used. I recommend contacting Alpine on 800-421-2284 for help with getting that information My Bio:
[ Paul  Mar 12, 2018 ]  Staff
Will these fit a 2017 subaru wrx front doors?
[ Kodiak  Nov 26, 2017 ]
1 answer
You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: For additional 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  Nov 29, 2017 ]  Staff
Is this any improvement over the old model SPR-60C?
[ Spanky8  Nov 19, 2017 ]
1 answer
They are the direct replacements for the discontinued SPR-60C so, the two models are more similar than they are different. They are still great speakers and use the same materials for both the midbass drivers (hybrid fiber) & tweeters (silk).
[ Ryan  Nov 22, 2017 ]  Staff
Will the alpine R-S65C work with a 600 watt amp?
[ RobbyN  Nov 05, 2017 ]
1 answer
Yes, I have them paired with an excelon 600 watt amp, however it is only driving 100 watts per channel.
[ Kevin  Nov 05, 2017 ]

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