These are very power hungry. I'm running the Alpine X70A amp. Still tuning and breaking them in but the sound is clear and VERY LOUD.
Pros: Very clean sound able to handle the power
Cons: A little tricky to tune
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Very good midrange speaker. The tweeters are well made and provide excellent clarity. Together they sound amazingly good. You do not need a subwoofer if you do not have room for one. These will give you the sound that you are looking for. I would recommend mounting these using custom made wood mounts. Using factory speaker mounts or the provided plastic speaker mounts will not do these speakers justice. I would also recommend using sound deadening material behind the speaker as well. This will give you the full sound you were looking for. I would recommend to anyone.
Pros: Sound amazing. Combined with the tweeters represent your highs and mids. Works well without a woofer too.
Cons: Do not use the plastic speaker mounts.
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I have both the components and 6.5 coaxial i would give them a 4 1/2 stars they are loud and don't distort at high volume sound pretty clear at high volume if you listen to rock this are good speakers for you they sound real good! But if your more into rap/hip idk some how i feel there lacking mid bass but iam not Worried about it because thats what the subs are for bass over all they sound good and clear at high Volume
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This speaker was paired with Alpine i209 and an Alpine X-A70F amp. 1 week in the vehicle and the sound is distorted all the time. Pretty disappointed that something so new and so expensive wouldn't last a week. I don't see how a 120w speaker can't handle the power from the matching amp.
Cons: Expensive Not Durable
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Had these in my car for a little over a month, paired with a pdx-v9, birthed at 132rms x 4 at 4 ohms and gained with a dd-1. Doors are sound deadened and have fast rings. I'll just start with the one negative about these , and that's the tweeter mounting options. These can only be surfaced mounted, so no flush mounting in a -pillars, sail panels, dashes. Luckily for me I had them mounted to the sail panels and when the doors closed it blends in nicely but sticks out like a sore thumb when the doors open. But all is forgiven because the sound quality on these are fantastic! These can play every genre of music incredible, and even when I'm really putting the strain on my equipment these stay strong, warm and clear as the volume goes up. The mid bass is great, but you have to spend the time to prepare your doors for these speakers. If your just gonna drop these in without any deadner, you're not gonna get as great of results. Anothe Great thing about these is that you don't need a big bulky crossover to wire up, the mid naturally rolls off, so it just needs a high pass filter for the bottom end and the tweeter has a inline crossover with 3 dB attenuations, -3, 0, and +3. If your debating between these or the alpine r type components ...save up and buy these.
Pros: Warm sound that will rival any $500-$750 speaker.
Cons: Tweeter mounting
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Fantastic, best component speaker set I have ever owned, put my image dynamic xs65 to rest for this pair and have no regrets
Pros: Loud, crisp, clear couldn't ask for a better set of components , tweeters are very clean an clear sounding , I have them set on 0 on crossover and they do not sound harsh at high volumes at all being fed by an alpine pdx f6 amp
Cons: not much hardware included for tweeter install, or options to mount them
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Amazingly clear and extremely loud components. The Alpine X-S65C definitely fulfills Alpine's goal of creating a component speaker that not only gets loud but also provides an audiophile listening experience. Why only four stars? Well, although the speakers sound divine, I would expect a component set in this price range to have come with more accessories. The carbon graphite tweeter is rather large and can only be flush mounted. Components costing much less usually come with hardware for other mounting options. Also, the speaker terminals are larger than my previous Alpine SPR-60c's. Crutchfield provided a set of speaker harnesses for my vehicle which was nice of them, but they didn't fit. Alpine should have included the connectors. The baskets are larger than on the type R's, and although Crutchfield lists these speakers as a fit for my 2008 Honda Ridgeline they do not fit without cutting sheet metal or installing 1" speaker rings. I chose the latter, but I cut down the factory speaker baffles inside the door panels and installed a set of Fast Rings to couple the speaker to the factory grills. An Alpine pdx f4 is sending a certified 114 watts RMS per channel to these speakers up front and a set of JL Audio C5 Evolutions in the rear. Under the rear seat is a JL Audio CP208LGW3v3 powered sub. Head unit is a Kenwood DDX392. I plan to replace the Kenwood with the Pioneer AVIC-8200NEX. Entire cab is sound deadened. Volume at 16 is rock concert quality or better!
Pros: Accurate sound reproduction, distortion free at high volumes, plenty of mid bass, beautiful midrange and highs
Cons: Lacking hardware for tweeter mounting options, tweeter flush mount only and rather large, price is rather high, doesn't fit 2008 Honda Ridgeline without modifications
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