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Rockford Fosgate M2-65B

M2 Series 6-1/2" Color-Optix™ marine speakers (Black)

Item # 575M265B

Rockford Fosgate equips this M2 Series 6-1/2" Color-Optix™ 2-way marine speaker with a laminated dome...

Rockford Fosgate equips this M2 Series 6-1/2" Color-Optix™ 2-way marine speaker with a laminated dome...

Item # 575M265B

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$399.99 pair

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About the Rockford Fosgate M2-65B

Next level sound

Rockford Fosgate equips this M2 Series 6-1/2" Color-Optix™ 2-way marine speaker with a laminated dome tweeter for full-hearted highs and polypropylene woofer for impactful lows. A built-in 12dB/octave crossover network, concealed inside the basket, keeps transitions smooth for a well-rounded, moving sound.

Next level sound

Rockford Fosgate equips this M2 Series 6-1/2" Color-Optix™ 2-way marine speaker with a laminated dome tweeter for full-hearted highs and polypropylene woofer for impactful lows. A built-in 12dB/octave crossover network, concealed inside the basket, keeps transitions smooth for a well-rounded, moving sound.

Add some color

Built-in illumination brings these speakers to life, and you can coordinate them with other Color Optix™ speakers and subs using Rockford Fosgate's Color Optix™ Controller (not included) and RF Connect App.

And Element Ready™

The rugged grilles can endure years in the sun and spray and still look great. And gold-plated marine-grade terminals make for a superior connection, year after year.

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Product highlights:

  • 6-1/2" 2-way marine speakers (pair)
  • LED illumination
  • compatible with Rockford Fosgate Color Optix™ Controller and RF Connect App
  • injection-molded, mineral-filled polypropylene cone
  • concealed crossover
  • laminated 1" dome tweeter
  • Element Ready™ design and IP67 certification
    • salt-, fog-, and UV-resistant Thermo-Plastic Elastomer (TPE) surround
    • gold-plated connection terminals
    • stainless-steel mounting hardware included
  • handles up to 150 watts RMS (600 watts peak)
  • sensitivity: 89 dB
  • frequency response: 52-20,000 Hz
  • cutout diameter: 5.34"
  • frame diameter: 6.78"
  • top-mount depth: 2.74"
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # M2-65B

What's in the box:

  • Two 2-way marine speakers
  • 2 Centrex plastic grilles (Black)
  • 2 Stainless steel grilles
  • 2 Grille rings (Black)
  • Two 11" LED power harnesses with 4-pin Deutsch connectors on one end
  • Twelve 1-3/4" Stainless steel Allen head screws
  • 3mm Allen head bit
  • 3.5mm Drill bit
  • Instruction manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ German/ Italian)

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Dome
Tweeter Composition Proprietary Material
Woofer Composition Mineral Filled Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Thermo-Plastic Elastomer
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
Specifications
Sensitivity 91.8 dB at 2.83 volts
Frequency Response 40 - 24k Hz
Max RMS Power Handling 150
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 600
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 3/4
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 3/8

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Features

Marine Tested: Rockford Fosgate uses industry standard tests (ASTM B117 salt/fog and ASTM G154 UV) to ensure the M2-65B speakers are durable in the difficult marine environment.

Woofers: The woofer cones are injection molded, mineral filled polypropylene with UV inhibitors. This molding process assures a uniform cone thickness for superior linearity and clarity. It is also light weight and rigid for decreased distortion and improved bass response.

Surrounds: The TPE surrounds (Thermo-Plastic Elastomer, a synthetic rubber) are UV and salt/fog resistant.

Tweeters: The 1" dome tweeters are bridge mounted, useful in a marine speaker because no opening through the middle of the woofer for the mounting post is needed.

LEDs: There are red, green, and blue LEDs in the back of the tweeter casing, to create a glow on the woofer cone. The LEDs can be powered individually, or in any combination you like. Depending on what combination of LED wires is connected, they light red, green, blue, yellow, pink, aqua, or white. A 12 volt power supply is needed to turn the LEDs on and a 1-amp fuse should be added in-line (fuse not included). The LEDs can also be controlled using Rockford Fosgate's LED Controller (item number 575PMXRGB, sold separately). Two LED power wire harnesses are included with 4-pin waterproof Deutsch DT Series connectors that plug into the speaker frames.

Speaker Terminals: In addition to standard male quick slide terminals, each speaker also has 2-pin waterproof Deutsch terminals. Speaker wire harnesses with 2-pin waterproof Deutsch DT Series connectors are not included.

ICC Crossover: The ICC (Integrated Concealed Crossover) simplifies installation and protects the crossover by concealing it inside the basket, creating a cleaner look and easier installation. The crossover is 12 dB/octave high pass.

VAST Surround: The Vertical Attach Surround Technique (VAST) increases a speaker's effective radiating cone area without increasing the size of the basket.

Klippel Verified: The Klippel distortion analyzer, a device that uses a laser and sophisticated software to do large-scale analysis of drivers in motion, lets Rockford Fosgate optimize the speaker's motor structure, voice coil alignment, and suspension to yield the best possible performance.

Stainless Steel: The mounting hardware is stainless steel to resist corrosion.

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4 questions already asked

Q
Do the lights have to be used?...Can they just be speakers without be lighted?
[ Tom  Mar 26, 2021 ]
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You don't have to use the lights. You can just leave them unplugged.
[ Ronald  Mar 29, 2021 ]
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Lights do not have to used for the speakers to work. Awesome speakers!
[ DANIEL  Mar 26, 2021 ]
A
The lights don't have to be used, its a separate 4 pin connector from the speaker inputs.
[ David  Mar 26, 2021 ]
A
No. I currently do not have the lights plugged in and the speakers work fine.
[ BLAINE  Mar 26, 2021 ]
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No the lights do not have to be used. There is different wiring for the lights.
[ John  Mar 26, 2021 ]
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You do NOT need to use the lights.
[ WILLIAM  Mar 26, 2021 ]
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Lights do not need to be used.
[ SHAWN  Mar 26, 2021 ]
Q
Can this be use without the grill?
[ Hector  Feb 23, 2021 ]
1 answer
A
Yes but this set comes with two or thrree grill options included in the box
[ SHAWN  Feb 23, 2021 ]
Q
can I put these in a speaker tower enclosure/pod ?
[ Ltrain  Jan 13, 2021 ]
1 answer
A
Rockford Fosgate does not make one specifically for them and we have not done any research into checking fitment into pods we offer. However, if a pod could be found that accommodate the mounting dimensions then they could be used in a wakeboard tower/pod enclosure. I recommend contacting an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 to check fitment into pods we currently offer
[ Paul  Jan 30, 2021 ]  Staff
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Do these speakers require an amp?
[ Jay  Jan 09, 2021 ]
2 answers
A
Not with a decent head unit, but an amplifier would certainly compliment them well
[ SHAWN  Jan 09, 2021 ]
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That depends on your head unit. If your head unit has amp outputs then no, but they are typically on the order of 25 to 50 watts per channel if it does. That is way under powered for these speakers so you wont be utilizing the full potential of the speaker. I would definitely recommend an amp. I run my 4 M2-65 speakers with theTM400X4ad amp and they sounds amazing.
[ David  Jan 09, 2021 ]

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