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Alpine S-S65

S-Series 6-1/2" 2-way car speakers

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Alpine's been building quality car speakers for decades, and their latest S-Series S-S65 6-1/2" speakers...

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Alpine's been building quality car speakers for decades, and their latest S-Series S-S65 6-1/2" speakers...

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About the Alpine S-S65

Refresh your ride with Alpine

Alpine's been building quality car speakers for decades, and their latest S-Series S-S65 6-1/2" speakers are no exception. If you've been living with anemic factory sound, this step up in range, tone definition, and power handling will make you giddy just about every time you hop behind the wheel. And if you're really jonesing for a boost in sound quality, hook them up to a powerful aftermarket stereo or amp for increased performance.
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Refresh your ride with Alpine

Alpine's been building quality car speakers for decades, and their latest S-Series S-S65 6-1/2" speakers are no exception. If you've been living with anemic factory sound, this step up in range, tone definition, and power handling will make you giddy just about every time you hop behind the wheel. And if you're really jonesing for a boost in sound quality, hook them up to a powerful aftermarket stereo or amp for increased performance.

Worthy materials

Alpine's carbon fiber-reinforced plastic woofer cones provide next-level sturdiness but are also agile enough to handle the complexities of the midrange. Their high amplitude multi-roll rubber surround contributes to reduced distortion for a cleaner sound, while silk dome tweeters give you all the precise details that bring out the character of the instruments and vocals. If you've never experienced Alpine sound quality, these speakers are a great place to start.

Grilles are not included; the factory grilles should be suitable for most applications. Optional grilles are available for custom installations.

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Product highlights:

  • 6-1/2" 2-way speakers
  • carbon fiber-reinforced plastic woofer cone with specialized rubber surround
  • 1" silk dome tweeter
  • handles up to 80 watts RMS (240 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 70-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-5/16"
  • grilles not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # S-S65

What's in the box:

  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Adapter rings
  • Two 12" Lengths of speaker wire (each has quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • Eight 1-1/4" Screws
  • Eight M4x6mm Machine screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Warranty information
  • On-line product registration information
  • Important Notice sheet
  • Template and specs on box

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Crutchfield customer from West Monroe, LA on 8/29/2019

2015 GMC Sierra 1500

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Great Sound for the money

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Crutchfield customer from Bismarck, ND on 8/28/2019

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Alpine has always been great. Does the Job on deck power wonderfully.

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Great speakers!

Crutchfield customer from Cordova, TN on 8/12/2019

2004 Chevrolet Avalanche

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Great speakers! I've always been a fan of Alpine, especially since it was the first car radio I bought 20 years ago. I will say I was pretty disappointed when I first turned the radio on but then I realized I needed to adjust settings. Great speakers!

Pros: Crystal clear sound and quality brand.

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Amazing value!

Crutchfield customer from Arlington, TX on 8/6/2019

2002 Toyota Camry

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These sound great, I am running this off an aftermarket head unit and I love the way they sound! The Tweeters are not too bright like you find on a lot of cheaper speakers, and the bass is adequate. You won't be getting booming bass, but you should really get a sub if that's what you are looking for.

Pros: Great Value, solid build quality.

Cons: None

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Good Quality

Crutchfield customer from Kokomo, IN on 8/3/2019

2010 GMC Sierra

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Sounds good, but not quite a much bass as the factory speakers in a 2010 GMC Sierra

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Crutchfield customer from Bay City, MI on 7/28/2019

2012 Chevrolet Traverse

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Disappointed.

Pros: Sounds clean at higher volumes

Cons: Bass is worse than OEM speakers

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Perfect over-sized speakers.

Crutchfield customer from Schuykl Havn, PA on 7/19/2019

1994 Jeep Cherokee

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Used these in the rear pillar on my 1994 Jeep Cherokee, while they wouldn't fit the standard factory space, I did buy some 1/2" spacers and mounted them to the pillar just fine. I bought these knowing in advance I'd need to do some slight modification to allow the speakers to fit. They sound amazing now, loving it!

Pros: Sounds great.

Cons: Required a little mounting modification, but I knew that before buying them. If you have the correct mounting size already, this will not be an issue for you.

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Crutchfield customer from Niagara Falls, NY on 7/14/2019

2009 Chevrolet Malibu

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Excellent quality and sound.

Pros: The sound quality, as opposed to the original factory equipment, is far superior in quality.

Cons: The installation for a 2009 Malibu LT3 required drilling new holes for the mounting brackets.

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Crutchfield customer from Broxton, GA on 6/7/2019

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I am enjoying the speakers and they sound good

Pros: Clear sound and good bass

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Christopher from Long Island, NY on 6/4/2019

2015 Subaru WRX

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Ok - so I have been a long time fan of Alpine but frankly these speakers, while designed very well - simply do not provide good sound quality. Running these with an Alpine 4x45 power pack amp (connected to a Kenwood DVD/NAV Rcvr line out) was an utter disappointment. Sound was "muddy" at best and as others have pointed out - the lack of response below 70hz is something that is immediately noticeable as the complete lack of any bass response (regardless of music choices from hip-hop to edm to jazz to heavy metal to classic rock) there was no bass to be had anywhere in any of my reference tracks... They require a sharp 18db/oct roll off right at 70 or distortion will come earlier - but even the highs were lack-luster - especially compared to the s65c which was most surprising. I'd stay clear of these and look to Polk instead... (kill-mat installed in the doors & fast rings used as well - upgraded to JL audio amp putting out close to 70w p/ch made slight improvement in bass response but still no imaging or depth of sound)

Pros: Beautifully Designed Solid construction

Cons: no bass response low sensitivity requires near max RMS for any performance at all zero mid-high imaging from lower rear door - sounds "muddy"

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Crutchfield customer from Columbus, MT on 5/19/2019

1999 Dodge Dakota

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Great sound. And the mounting adapters that came in the box were higher quality than aftermarket adapters.

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Crutchfield customer from Gray, ME on 5/11/2019

2015 Honda Civic LX

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Great price, great sound, install was a little tricky, but overall great purchase

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Crutchfield customer from Southington, CT on 5/10/2019

2010 GMC Sierra

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Great speakers they fit perfect in the GMC sierra

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Crutchfield customer from Youngsville, LA on 5/8/2019

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Easy installation.

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Crutchfield customer from Sarasota, FL on 4/29/2019

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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Sound great , with no amp, but amp ordered.

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Great value and performance

Crutchfield customer from Baldwinsville, NY on 4/28/2019

2015 Subaru WRX STI

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Great value and performance, perfect for with Metra adapter for my car

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Crutchfield customer from Rice, VA on 4/1/2019

2001 Chevrolet Blazer

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These. Spekers. Are. Totally. Awesome. For. Small. As. They. Are. What. A. Crystal. Sound. They. Have. A. Must. Get to. Live. Band. Sound. ??

Pros: Can. Handle. Lots. Of. Power

Cons: None

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Perfect fit and function for a perfect price.

Crutchfield customer from Jefferson City, MO on 3/31/2019

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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These Alpine speakers deliver great sound . Besides excellent quality, they are packaged securely to protect your investment. Perfect fit and function

Pros: Tweeter is directional

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Brian from Homewood, AL on 2/6/2019

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Easy to install and sounds great. Great service from Crutchfield and Hunter.

Pros: Easy to install & sound is great.

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Dave from Irving, TX on 12/15/2018

1992 Honda Civic

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All went well throughout the purchase, shipping and my installation. I was lucky and got help from Maverick in the Sales Department. He was very friendly and ultimately helpful with all of my questions. I am a believer in Alpine products and Crutchfieds ability to stock and get the right product to my doorstep. I have bought from Crutchfield through the years and will continue to do so. Thanks Crutchfield

Pros: The speakers are of good quality and sound reproduction. They are priced very competitively. The kit came with everything I needed to change thae back speakers in my 1992 Civic CX. All was great!!

Cons: I haven't found anything negative about these speakers. Buy with complete confidence.

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Highly impressive sound

william from Albany, GA on 12/10/2018

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic

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These are one of the products that you can definitely say that you pay for what you get. They are worth the little bit of extra money. Quality built, nice clean, crisp highs, clear mids and deep lows. I was highly impressed. Pair these with a high quality amplifier with about 50-80 watts per channel and you will not be disappointed.

Pros: Quality build, amazing sound. Great buy.

Cons: Not really a con, but they are somewhat deep with a decent sized magnet, so I would make sure they fit depth-wise in your vehicle. Some vehicles may have a window that may hit, when let down. Just check the mounting depth specs to your vehicle and you should be good.

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Clay from Pipe Creek, TX on 10/28/2018

2001 Chevrolet Corvette

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Good, clean, crisp sound

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Larry from Skellytown, TX on 9/18/2018

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Great product easy to install

Pros: Sounds great

Cons: Didn't come with covers

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Great sounds at a great price

Matthew from Wesley Chapel, FL on 8/27/2018

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Speakers sound amazing and super easy to install with the included bracket with wiring adapters.

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Good price, better speaker

Crutchfield customer from Springfield, VA on 8/17/2018

2005 Dodge Dakota

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Super helpful customer service and easy installation. Overall great speaker.

Pros: Clarity, easy install

Cons: Does best with amp

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Crutchfield customer from Fort Loudon, PA on 7/27/2018

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Big improvement over factory speakers.

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Crutchfield customer from Anchorage, AK on 7/18/2018

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Great set of speakers. Installed without any hiccups.

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G from SF Bay Area, CA on 6/18/2018

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Very middle of the road speakers. For the price, you can find much better as your only source of sound. Bass handling, definition and punch definitely lack, so if you do not have subs, these will leave you wanting more. I bought them with the intention of hooking up my sub shortly after. Was hoping for a bit more out of these to tide me over. I'll be wiring my sub very soon. With that said, to run these with a high pass filter and a sub, they'll do the job. Definitely a bit thin sounding, but nowhere near as bad as some other speakers. I'm running them off my aftermarket head unit, so I'm sure with an amp they'd sound much better. For the price, I'd recommend to keep looking, unless you love the way these speakers sound.

Pros: Brand

Cons: Price. Thin sounding.

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2001 GMC Sierra crew cab

Chris from Placerville, CA on 6/3/2018

2001 GMC Sierra 2500

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Easy install, great instructions make it a no brainer. Sounds great, very pleased.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Small connector on speaker wimpy. Broke one had to solder wire to speaker. Opened wire connector with small ice pick for other speakers, ok

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Jonathan from Ovid, NY on 5/30/2018

2004 Chevrolet Avalanche

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The speaker itself is awesome I only had an issue with the clips on the back they are a little flimsy

Pros: Sound is good!

Cons: Clips on back of speaker flimsy one broke of and I had to solder it back on

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Crutchfield customer from Walnut, CA on 4/19/2018

2010 Toyota Camry

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Great, clear sound!

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Kevin from Conway, AR on 4/19/2018

2009 GMC Sierra

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Great sounding speakers

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Crutchfield customer from Jackson, MS on 4/3/2018

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Sounds really good just can't handle heavy bass. Songs that have good beats is descent bass on these speakers anything else not so good

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Crutchfield customer from Eagle, WI on 4/1/2018

2005 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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Good upgrade over factory speakers. Crisp highs, decent mids, but not much punch down low. Not that I expect that from a 6.5" coaxial speaker, but it is only a slight improvement over the factory speaker in this regard. Still happy with them as a rear set of speakers, as they are mostly to ' fill' the rear of the vehicle.

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Crutchfield customer from Chambersburg, PA on 3/24/2018

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Great sound as always from Alpine. Little modification for component speakers.

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Casey from Union, SC on 3/21/2018

2013 Honda Civic LX

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awsome sound for a great price replaced my factory honda 6.5 with a JL400 and they are great

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Silk
Woofer Composition Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Plasti
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 88
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 70 - 22k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 80
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 240
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 1/16

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Features

Mounting: Without an adapter, the speakers fit standard 6-3/4" applications. Given their required cutout, they will also fit standard 6-1/2" applications without an adapter, but new screw holes must be drilled. Using the included adapter brackets they can be mounted in a variety of standard 3-hole 6-1/2" applications, Ford 4-hole 6-1/2" applications, and non-standard 6-3/4" applications, without any modification.

Pivoting Tweeters: Each tweeter pivots inside its housing, so it can be angled toward the listeners to improve imaging.

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3 questions already asked

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What is the distance from screw hole across to opposite screw hole?
[ Derek  Aug 18, 2019 ]
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We have the diagonal measurement of the bolt pattern measured at 5.822"
[ Cosmo  Aug 28, 2019 ]  Staff
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Are the type s sps610 and the s-s65 the same speaker but with different surround?
[ Josh  Jun 07, 2019 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Krissy  Jun 14, 2019 ]  Staff
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What is the plus/minus deviation of these speakers?
[ Jake  May 14, 2019 ]
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Those specs are measured at +/- 3db
[ Cosmo  May 25, 2019 ]  Staff

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