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Alpine S-S65C

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

Item # 500SS65C

Alpine's been building quality car speakers for decades, and their latest S-Series S-S65C 6-1/2"...

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Alpine's been building quality car speakers for decades, and their latest S-Series S-S65C 6-1/2"...

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Refresh your ride with Alpine

Alpine's been building quality car speakers for decades, and their latest S-Series S-S65C 6-1/2" component speaker system is 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 the best possible sound quality, hook these speakers up to a nice amp — you won't regret it!
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Refresh your ride with Alpine

Alpine's been building quality car speakers for decades, and their latest S-Series S-S65C 6-1/2" component speaker system is 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 the best possible sound quality, hook these speakers up to a nice amp — you won't regret it!

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. The big multi-roll rubber surround contributes to reduced distortion for a cleaner sound. Separate silk dome tweeters provide 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:

  • component speaker system includes 2 woofers and 2 tweeters
  • 6-1/2" carbon fiber-reinforced plastic woofer cone with specialized rubber surround
  • 1" silk dome tweeter with inline crossover
  • handles up to 80 watts RMS (240 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 70-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • woofer mounting depth: 2-5/16
  • grilles not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # S-S65C

What's in the box:

  • 2 Woofers
  • 2 Woofer mount adapter brackets
  • 2 Tweeters (each has a 29" length of wire attached)
  • 2 Flush mount housings (with tweeters installed)
  • 2 Tweeter grilles
  • Two 37" Tweeter wires with in-line crossovers (each has quick slides on both ends)
  • 2 Flush mount retention rings
  • 2 Stealth brackets
  • 2 Foam self-adhesive pads
  • 2 Foam self-adhesive rings
  • Eight 1-3/16" 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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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 1/8
Mounting Height (Inches) 0.458
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Woofer Mounting: Without an adapter, the woofers 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.

Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeters can be flush mounted using the supplied flush mount brackets and rings. Once mounted, the tweeters can swivel approximately 20° for optimum imaging. The tweeters can also be mounted in factory tweeter locations behind factory tweeter grilles using the supplied stealth mounting brackets. (The stealth brackets have a multitude of tabs used for different mounting configurations. When not needed, the tabs can easily be removed. The factory location measurements in the chart below are generally minimums, with some tabs removed.)

  Flush Mount (swivel) Factory Location (bottom mount) Factory Location (top mount) Surface Mount (under factory grille)
Mounting Depth 0.66" 0.714" 0.8" 0"
Mounting Height 0.417" 0" 0.058" 0.8"
Cutout Diameter 2.0" 1.723" 1.723" N/A
Frame Diameter 2.288" 2.425" 2.425" 2.57"

Crossovers: The Alpine S-S65C features low-pass crossovers attached to each woofer's input terminal and high-pass crossovers in-line with the tweeters' speaker wires.

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Hi there, are they able enough to play with a Honda Civic EXL sedan 10th gen with stock radio? Whatâ??s the ohm on them? Thank you Crutchfields.
[ A  Jul 17, 2022 ]
1 answer
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These are a fit in your 16-18 EXL sedan physically A G, no problem. You can use a pair up front and a pair in the rear to replace all 4 factory tweeter locations too! These fantastic Alpine S-S65C are a 4 ohm speaker, and you can use them with the stock radio as well. These will perform better when you add the amp later on too as you can send them a max of 80 watts RMS. The silk tweeter on these is super smooth, and they are a MAJOR upgrade over factory speakers. You'll be impressed A G!
[ T  Jul 17, 2022 ]  Staff
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Hi there, are they able enough to play with a Honda Civic EXL 10th gen with stock radio? How many ohm are they? Thank you Crutchfields.
[ ama  Jul 17, 2022 ]
1 answer
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These speakers are 4-ohm impedance. They are designed to work with relatively low power and should work well with your factory Civic EX-L system. However, as with most speakers, these will sound better with more power provided by an aftermarket amplifier. For more help with this project, please give our advisors a call at 1-800-324-9695.
[ Z  Jul 17, 2022 ]  Staff
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Can I bridge these to a 4 channel amp?
[ Ryan  Jun 14, 2022 ]
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Greetings Ryan, and thank you for your question. I'm going to guess you are asking if you can bridge a 4 channel amplifier to a 2 channel and then run those to the Alpine S-S65C speakers. As long as the bridged output of the amplifier is 80 watts or less, you can.
[ Thomas J.  Jun 14, 2022 ]  Staff
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Would these work with a Kicker Key 200.4 Amp. It automatically detects the needed crossover, so you don't need the built-in crossovers in the tweeters. Is there a way to turn them off/remove the inline crossovers?
[ Alexander  Jun 09, 2022 ]
1 answer
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These are not designed to be used without the in-line crossovers. If you are planning on amping the tweeters and woofers separately, you should still employ the crossovers in-line with the tweeters.
[ Calvin  Jun 09, 2022 ]  Staff
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Will this work in the Jeep JL roll bar with the alpine premium sound system?
[ Pchay  May 23, 2022 ]
1 answer
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That's a really good question PJ! For specific fit give us a call at 1-800-324-9695 and an Advisor can go over what fits in your exact year Jeep.
[ T  May 26, 2022 ]  Staff
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Are they run in parallel for a 2 ohm load? Alpine offers a 4 channel amplifier at 80 watts rms however that is at 2ohms.
[ Todd  Mar 05, 2022 ]
1 answer
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Each individual woofer/tweeter set is designed to be powered by a single amplifier channel, and the set is rated at 4 ohms. Other configuration options are possible, but this is the typical setup for component speakers in a vehicle environment.
[ Davis  Mar 10, 2022 ]  Staff
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i installed them but tweeters have way more sound than the woofers and there is no bass. any ideas?
[ Hannad  Jan 25, 2022 ]
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You may be able to turn down the tweeters. It's been a while since I installed them, some have a adjustment, lowering the db of the tweeter. Also, check where you installed the woofers, the enclosure can't have too much air. Hope that helps.
[ Marco  Feb 03, 2022 ]
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i installed them but tweeters have way more sound than the woofers and there is no bass. any ideas?
[ Hannad  Jan 25, 2022 ]
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Sorry, but I didn't buy them for the bass. I actually have bass blockers on mine. I am running a Kenwood 4 channel amp hooked up to them with the bass blockers and basically using them as just mids and highs. I have an 12" Alpine type R sub with a 500 watt Alpine mono amp. It comes together and sounds really good the way I have it hooked up. It's enough for me at age 48. Lol.
[ Sherri L.  Jan 26, 2022 ]
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I bought this for my 2004 Monte Carlo, and I'm trying to figure out what I did wrong bc the speaker is making no noise, is it an amp problem, or am I just dumb?
[ Eric  Dec 27, 2021 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the connections/settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Kenny  Dec 28, 2021 ]  Staff
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If I wanted to switch out the woofer later down the road with something different would I have to replace the tweeter and in-line crossovers as well?
[ Luke  Oct 06, 2021 ]
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It is recommended that you change the tweeter as well because each component speakers uses a different crossover frequencies which makes it just about impossible to prevent a dead range in the middle of the audio.
[ Paul  Oct 12, 2021 ]  Staff
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Will these fit a 2001 VW Passat with the monsoon system and after market receiver? Receiver is the Sony XAV AX 5000
[ Zachary  Sep 13, 2021 ]
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You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx 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  Sep 13, 2021 ]  Staff
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Are these plug and play for 2018 wrangler jlu knee panel?
[ Jay  Sep 06, 2021 ]
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You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx 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.
[ Kenny  Sep 08, 2021 ]  Staff
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I bought 3 pairs of S-S65C from them Alpine S-S65C which amplifier do you recommend me?
[ holyr33  Aug 16, 2021 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your speakers 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 between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system.
[ Kenny  Aug 17, 2021 ]  Staff
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WHAT SPEAKER MOST CLOSELY MATCHES A LEXUS GX470 DOOR WOOFER IN OHMS, IT SAYS 8 OHM IS STANDARD?
[ AL  Aug 07, 2021 ]
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At the time of this reply, only DVC 4 ohm subwoofers can create an 8 ohm impedance. This may change in the future and I recommend contacting an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 to check for options
[ Paul  Aug 09, 2021 ]  Staff
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Can this plug right up to factory harness? 2018 Camry se
[ Jared  Jun 13, 2021 ]
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These speakers are not made to plug into factory wiring but we carry wiring harnesses for most vehicles including yours that help adapt them to the stock wiring in vehicles. I recommend contacting an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 to get help locating those harnesses
[ Paul  Jun 28, 2021 ]  Staff
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Is it best to plug the tweeters into the woofer or plug them into the factory tweeter harness?
[ Steve  Mar 22, 2021 ]
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My install was based on simplicity (or laziness), so I used the vehicles factory wiring. One advantage to using the factory wiring may be that if you remove the door panel, the procedure is the same as before; if a mechanic works on your truck and takes off the door panel, for instance, the manual matches your truck. This may not be important for everyone, of course. My bias is that I worked at a Toyota dealership for 15 years. I inserted new pins onto the alpine tweeter wires and into the factory connector. A cut and splice would probably work just fine, though. An advantage would be that I still have the pins on the factory tweeters and could install them back into the doors if I swapped them back out. I doubt I would do that unless the new truck owner had plans for a new system.
[ Michael  Mar 22, 2021 ]
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Will I need to splice in a bass blocker for the tweeters?
[ Zoomzoom  Mar 16, 2021 ]
1 answer
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No. If you look at the "Product Highlights" and "Whats in the box" sections you will see that it comes with 37" tweeter wires with built in crossovers. All you have to do is use that wire which has connectors already on both ends. No splicing necessary. There is however a lot of wire available so if you want to cut it down a bit and get rid of some excess then you will need to add new connectors.
[ Steven  Mar 16, 2021 ]
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Is the rating of 80W RMS per speaker or the total for both speakers (i.e. 40W RMS per speaker)?
[ ANTHONY  Sep 04, 2020 ]
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80 watts per side. So, a single woofer/tweeter combo can take 80 watts RMS per side.
[ Calvin  Sep 24, 2020 ]  Staff
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Will the Crossover s-series fit in my 2002 Ford F150 5.4l 4x4?
[ Paul  Apr 17, 2020 ]
1 answer
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I can't answer this. I installed mine in a 2008 Honda Civic Si. Crutchfield should know what vehicles this system fits in.
[ Timothy Michael  Apr 17, 2020 ]
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Will the Crossover s-series fit in my 2002 Ford F150 5.4l 4x4?
[ Paul  Apr 17, 2020 ]
1 answer
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You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx 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  Apr 29, 2020 ]  Staff
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What is the OD of the surround? We need to rear mount these and need to know how big the hole needs to be to clear the surround.
[ heinvs  Apr 07, 2020 ]
1 answer
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We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Calvin  Apr 28, 2020 ]  Staff
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do you have to use the tweeters that come with these speakers?
[ jaden  Feb 13, 2020 ]
3 answers
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Hi Jaden, thank you for your question. Technically, you do not need to use the tweeters with this component set. However, if you are only interested in a midrange driver for your vehicle, we may have some better options available. For more personalized assistance and recommendations, chat with us online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. An Advisor will be happy to discuss your setup, and give you a personalized recommendation based on your needs and application!
[ Jess  Feb 27, 2020 ]  Staff
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No you don't have to use the tweeters. They plug into the component speaker with the supplied filter. Will work either way.
[ Amy  Feb 25, 2020 ]
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Yes, this is a component set, which means the mid range and low level sounds will come out of the main speaker and your highs will come from the tweeter! Your sound will be dull and muddy sounding without the tweeters! My suggestion would be to find a speaker with a built in tweeter if you are limited on space.
[ Daniel  Feb 25, 2020 ]
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Will a stock 160w AM/FM/CD Audio system meant for 6 speakers be enough to power these? Asking for my 2007 Honda Fit Sport. 4 woofer 2 tweeters
[ Josh  Sep 06, 2019 ]
1 answer
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You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
[ Krissy  Sep 17, 2019 ]  Staff
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It looks like these have in line crossovers for the tweeter only. Does this mean that the woofer does not require them? I'd like to put them in a mazda 6, which has a factory woofer and tweeter wired in parralel. I'd like to run them from the factory head unit.
[ Ttubrag  Jun 02, 2019 ]
2 answers
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In parallel. The main/sub has 4 connections. Input from the head or Amp and output to the tweeter. In theory, the sub could function on its own if you did not connect the tweeter.
[ JAME  Jun 10, 2019 ]
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I ran mine from the factory head unit it worked fine . The woofer doesn't have a crossover just the tweeters. I would make sure the ohms rating for the speakers you are replacing is the same as the new ones.
[ Vince  Jun 07, 2019 ]
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I recently installed these in my car with an aftermarket amplifier, no matter the gain settings these distort with bass and make a rattling sound with sharp bass hits. The mid and high range sound beautiful but I'm pushing 50w rms per corner is that enough, my cutoff is at 120hz is that too low?
[ Michael  May 17, 2019 ]
1 answer
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  May 24, 2019 ]  Staff
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If I bought two pairs of these speakers what would be my total impedance. Is the 4ohm impedance for the 6.5" and tweeter combined? Just trying to set the Gain.
[ John  Feb 07, 2019 ]
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Correct. 4 ohm for the 6.5 & tweeter combined
[ Rusty  Nov 03, 2020 ]
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The woofer and tweeter work together to give you a 4 ohm load. If wire two sets of these together in parallel, then you will have a 2 ohm load My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
[ Paul  Feb 11, 2019 ]  Staff
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