Sound Ordnance™ P-52CB
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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Pros: Good sound.
Cons: None as of now
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Item # 777P52CB | MFR # P-52CB
Price break: -$20.00
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The Sound Ordnance line has proven to be a Crutchfield customer favorite and reliable choice in the battle for great sound. With the Sound Ordnance P-52CB component system in your car, you're armed and ready for serious knob-cranking when the mood strikes you. The 5-1/4" polypropylene woofers make powerful replacements for low-functioning factory speakers, giving your music plenty of punch for the long haul. Mount the separate silk dome tweeters in ideal spots to lift you out of the fray with smooth, natural-sounding highs.
Sound Ordnance includes external crossovers systems to direct the right frequencies to the right speakers for a more accurate sound blitz. Bundle all of that with rugged design touches and a solid steel speaker basket, and everyone will know that you don't mess around when it comes to car audio.
As always, Sound Ordnance's impressive 3-year warranty gives you plenty of time to get comfortable with this kind of firepower in your vehicle.
Installation note: You'll need a pair of our universal backstraps to install the tweeters in the factory locations.
Jose, San Antonio, TX
Average Customer Review(s):
Pros: Good sound.
Cons: None as of now
The speakers sound great with SO amplifier that I installed on my 97 Land Cruiser. I was able to find an opening on the front door to mount the tweeter. The speakers sound great for the price.
Pros: Good Sound Quality
Cons: Need better directions
Excellent sound, very glad with my purchase.
Great sound for the price. I bought these for my 1996 BMW Z3. I read some reviews that said they do not fit in the kick panel, but with a little work, they fit fine. Just clip the screw holes on the SO speakers and they will bolt right in. Also, with a little modification, you can mount the tweeters in the original BMW carriers in the door. Just cut out the BMW carrier plastic grill, sand a little, slide the SO adapter in and tighten with the included plastic nut. Sorry, unable to upload photos.
Lots of parts but no instructions. Speakers did not fit in factory location as advertised . Had to drill new mounting holes. Sound quality is ok if you enjoy crisp mids and highs. Lows are nonexistent! Very disappointed with these speakers. I guess that you get what you pay for.
Pros: Good mids and highs
Cons: Absolutely no lows
Still on installation These speakers have a lot of parts with few instructions and if you add the crossover it is not a sealed unit and my speakers are in the door and the crossover has to be located inside. Mini Cooper wiring is a nightmare I would recommend tweeter and woofer built together just to make it easier on a Mini
Cons:Crutchfield response on 3/20/2018 Whenever you need help with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Great value for the money, great support from the team!!
Pros: High quality for the money
I have had these speakers for about 6 months now. They are paired with a Kenwood head unit in an 06 Jeep wrangler, no amplifier, without a subwoofer and sound great. I am able to crank them up loud enough to overcome wind noise with my top down with little to no distortion, though the pods in the top have a bit of reverberation at lower frequencies. I plan to dynamat to solve this problem in the future. Also, after adding a subwoofer and using the internal crossover filters in my head unit, I can now max my volume with no distortion whatsoever. For the price, this product is amazing and I would recommend to anyone. Also, I am a MECP certified installer at a local big box store so this review carries a bit of weight.
Pros: -Sound amazing, better than some products that cost twice as much -Comes with a variety of tweeter mounting options
Cons: -large crossover is difficult to find a place for
These are good speakers. Very good sound quality with good bass.
This product fits right into the origional speaker locations in my pristine 1996 bmw z3. After listening to blown 1996 speakers for a year they sound like a live music situation. I ran into a glitch, and Crutchfield went way above and beyond giving me the support I so desperately needed. I highly recomend this product to inexpensively upgrade the sound quality on a bmw z3.
Pros: Great upgrade at a very reasonable cost.
This is a good quality product, installed in my soundbar of my 97 Jeep Tj. Sound quality is good, base is adequate (was hoping a little more). The woofer speaker size was about 1/2" under size, but still made it work. Good for the price. I also have two 8" sub-woofers by SO and a 4 Channel Amp, with Kicker Dash mount speakers. Built my own custom sub box. Also filled sound bar and sub box with poly and really enhanced the overall sound.
Pros: Small, compact, Base is adequate, easy install
Cons: A little lighter on base than expected
Sound good and very reasonable price. Installed in a 1998 BMW Z3 roadster.
Pros: Work fine. sound better than original ones.
I'm very impressed. Great buy
Pros: Excellent sound quality
Cons: A little harder to install but I knew that up front. Mounted tweeters in the door panel.
Put these in the door's of my R32. Tweeters mounted about 15" above the woofer. Super impressed for size of woofers. Running through a 4 channel amp at 50rms per channel. Would definitely recommend. Ps. Hated all the chrome mounts, so ended up sanding the flush mount down with 600 grit sandpaper and finished with 1000 to a semi gloss black from the chrome. Turned out quite nicely and matches stock grilles and bezels now.
Kick panel speakers don't actually fit without slight modification. Sound is good for the price but not stellar. Tweeters are sweet but a challenge to install. Overall, a lot better than the stock speakers but if you want better quality sound I think you have other options but may cost more.
Pros: Sweet sounding tweeters.
Cons: Kick panel speaker mounting holes didn't align to existing holes which was advertised.
So I got my sound ordnance 5.25 component speakers. Put them in in about a hour. I used a 1.5 inch holesaw to put the tweeters in my door cover for the factory mach stereo tweeters. Not a bad customization. The woofers weren't bad with the 6x8 to 5.25 plates. I didn't know what to expect with the sound for being so cheap. But they pair very well with my 10 inch mix subs. The highs are crisp and far better than the factory 6x8's. Great set for the price.
Pros: Great sound for the price.
Cons: Don't have any cons.
Crutchfield lists the Sound Ordnance P-52CB as the *only* replacement for the BMW Z3 front speakers. The fitment guide shows a straight green indicator for the woofer. I'm here to tell you, it ain't so. There are multiple problems but the biggest is, the speaker doesn't fit! The standard speaker mounting holes have a 146mm diameter mounting circle. The maximum on the P52CB is 142mm. This is enough offset that no amount of swearing and fiddling will allow a drop-in replacement. Your options are to cut the mounting tabs on the speakers or drill more holes in the car. Sure, you could do this, but then you'd find the next problem. The speakers' drop in diameter is smaller than the stock speaker, leaving an air gap around edge. You either have to manufacture some sort of gasket or fill the gap with some kind of sealant. If I wanted to do this, I could have done so with any number of 5 1/4" speakers. Maybe, in other applications, they would sound good. The crossover components appear to be more robust and more thoroughly designed than I expeced at this price point. Other reviews have been positive. I cannot attest to that. One star, Crutchfield, for false hopes and wasted time.
Cons: Fitment guide lists incorrect information. Wasted Time. Wasted Effort.Crutchfield response on 7/17/2017 We're sorry to hear about the fit issues with the Sound Ordnance speakers. One of our Customer Service stars set up a return for this customer, in addition to providing them with a $25 merchandise certificate should they choose to give Crutchfield another try. In the meantime, we're sending this information to our Vehicle Research masterminds to see if they can find what went wrong here.
This is the first time I've been disappointed in a Crutchfield recommendation. The speakers seem to have decent build quality, but there is no functional low end at all. In fact, they distort at just about any low end signal, even at very reasonable volumes. At first I had driven them directly from a Pioneer head unit, but then purchased an amp to try to improve the sound. It helped a bit, but there was still tremendous distortion. I then tried installing some of the foam speaker baffles, thinking that perhaps the mounting in the doors was causing vibrations. This actually did help to muffle the distortion, and I found that I could flatten the EQ settings quite a bit. But still, low end was very subdued, and what did exist was still prone to distortion. The factory speakers had much better lows. I may end up putting them back in.
Pros: Seem to be reasonable build quality. Affordable.
Cons: Very disappointed in the sound. No low end, and what is there, is very distorted. Even when running through an amplifier.
I had to make some modifications to the door panel for the 5.25's to fit as they're smaller than the stock speaker brackets. Other than that, these are a tremendous upgrade over factory speakers in 18yr old Isuzu Rodeo, even with the stock radio. Can't wait to upgrade that.
Pros: Sound great. Tweeters and woofers complete each other very nicely. Loved the price also!
Good sound at a great price. The adjustable crossover offers highs that I've never heard in a car. The installation was as expected and the instructions provided were spot on. The phone support was excellent for the ever inevitable question not covered in the instructions. I found my source for all my car audio.
This speaker system exceeded expectations in quality of build, ease of install, and quality of sound. I put them in my RV as an add on sound system, mounted them in the ceiling and they've greatly enhanced the audio experience in the coach. Great choice for many applications, especially when factoring the affordability.
Pros: Quality build and sound
Cons: None so far
Amazing high end from the tweeter but the woofer had less thump then the factory speakers I replaced. I have a 12in sound ordinance in the back of my 02 escape so I wasn't looking for more BOOM but sometimes I cut the sub off with a bypass switch I wired in when I don't want my windows shaking. What I got though was a complete absence of any lows
Pros: Great high end to balance my system
Cons: Bad install instructions / lack of instructions, didn't come with the right screws and had to go get some, no lows at all.
Not bad for the money. Hooked up to original amp in 06 tl. When I bought the car someone had the wiring all messed up and the radio wouldn't even play. I contacted Crutchfield and they helped me fix the stupid setup someone had going on before I even bought the speakers from them! Three thumbs up for that. The speakers took a little fitting to get in because they had cut the door holes. I glued them into the tweeter covers on the dash so that wasn't very hard. Sounds is pretty good once they are adjusted right with the setting on the radio af first they were verrrryyyy raspy but it was just the settings. For the money I spent I think they are worth it.
For the price this is a very good sound system that provided just the right improvement over the stock system I was looking for. The installation was a little more difficult than I had anticipated, but this was my first time doing it. Fortunately the product design was intuitive enough to figure out, just requires a little thought.
Absolutely love the way these speakers sound. This component system was so easy to install
Very underwhelmed by the quality of sound these speakers produced. In fact the 11 year old speakers sound better and deliver more volume than the new ones. The Tweeter is just a bit to raspy and the bass is almost gone. I may need to reach out to Crutchfield and see what other options I may have.
Pros: in expensive.
Cons: not really much info in the way the speakers are installed. Not even a mention of the various tweeter mounts that came packed in the box and what installation choices I you have. Tweeters are just not very smooth and bass is really light on these speakers.
Great speaker for the money. Sounds great. Soft tweeters so doesn't hurt your ears. Would recommend.
Pros: Quality, price, sound
Got it for my daughters car and she is really happy
The speakers are so, so much better quality than the originals! Should've bought them years ago!
Great product so far. Quality sound, good price, everything included.
Pros: Quality sound
Cons: None noted so far
Great sound for the money, I hooked them up to an old MTX Thunder 280 amp and installed them in the front doors of my '09 F150. I have the gain turned all the way down since the amp is pushing the speakers max 50w rms and they are plenty loud, I can finally hear music with the windows rolled down. The adapter plates Crutchfield sent worked great as well.
Pros: External crossovers
One complaint- screws included for install of the wire hub too long. We had to go out and by screws that would allow us to mount the back deck on again.
Pros: Excellent sound quality for the price. Many tweeter mount options. Most needed parts included.
Cons: Screw size--- either too short or too long for most places in the trunk
Great sounding speakers for the price.
did not fit very well in the 5x7 speaker opening in rear doors of my car, i cant fault the speakers themselves for this there was about a 3/4 inch gap that made them not sound as well as they could have /very hard to mount with the way the adapter plate covered the holes needed to mount to car door
Pros: if the opening is correct they will sound great and work well
Cons: when used with adapter for a 5x7 opening very hard to use and left an opening at one end of 5x7 hole and allowed air in and out diminshed sound
I replaced the factory 6x9's with these and could not be happier. I set the pad at -3 and the tweeters are still a little crispy, but worlds better than the paper coaxials I replaced.
Pros: Great mid for a 5 1/4". Easy installation.
Cons: Tweets are a little hot.
Love them, they produce a very clean sound. Tight mid range and crisp highs
Pros: Ease of installation
|Speaker Size||5 1/4|
|Tweeter Design||3/4" Dome|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|
|Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter)||86|
|Sensitivity at 2.83 volts||N/A|
|Frequency Response||60 - 22k Hz|
|Minimum RMS Wattage||2|
|Maximum RMS Wattage||50|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||100|
|Top-mount Depth (Inches)||1 15/16|
|Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||4 5/8|
Woofers: The woofers use a durable vacuum formed polypropylene cone with a rubber surround. They are designed to fit standard 5-1/4" applications; please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to confirm compatibility with your vehicle.
Tweeters: The 3/4" Silk dome tweeters output smooth, accurate highs.
Tweeter Mounting Options: Using the supplied housings the tweeters can be flush mounted, surface mounted flat, or surface mounted at an angle. Once mounted in the appropriate housing, the tweeters have these dimensions:
|Flush Mount||Surface Mount||Angled Surface Mount|
|Mounting Depth||0.85"||mounting screw depth||mounting screw depth|
Crossover Network: The 2-way crossovers have a 3.5 kHz high-pass filter for the tweeters and a 3.5 kHz low-pass filter for the woofers.
Connections: The passive crossovers feature screw terminal inputs and outputs; they will accommodate bare wire or spade connectors up to 0.3" wide.
Tweeter Level: A switch on each crossover allows you to adjust the output level of the tweeter; choose 0 dB or -3 dB.
Mounting: Each crossover can be mounted using two of the included screws through two holes in the base.
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Sound Ordnance car speakers give you great sound in your car without breaking your audio budget. They're built for years of use, and can run on a wide range of power.
They have good reviews. [ Jose Dec 09, 2018 ]
Best info for my particular car. Best price which included shipping and free installation instructions. My first time ordering but feel good about my choice after reviewing options. [ John W. Nov 27, 2018 ]
Recommended [ Anthony Oct 26, 2018 ]
Will allow me to replace a woofer with a woofer... not a 2 or 3 way speaker. I don't believe that I will need the crossovers, as my Mini Cooper has separate wiring for woofer and tweeter. [ susan Sep 19, 2018 ]
project [ Marcelo Sep 17, 2018 ]
I ended up choosing these with the expert knowledge of mr. mick who took his time to help with going thru different speaker applications to fit my vehicle,and i appreciate his patients. Thanks mick.Q [ Quentin Aug 26, 2018 ]
Needed new speakers and this was only match to replace factory speakers. [ Steve Jul 30, 2018 ]
This item fits my automobile [ Richard Jul 05, 2018 ]
we wanted to pump up the volume some! [ Connie Nov 17, 2017 ]
Better sound. [ Jeffrey Mertins Nov 13, 2017 ]
The products were packaged to fit my car elemitating a lot of guess work as to what would fit. [ Bob Nov 01, 2017 ]
It fit my car and it was recommended. I already have a Sound Ordnance sub amplifier and I'm happy with Sound Ordnance. [ Gina Sep 24, 2017 ]
Replaced speakers in 1997 BMW Z3. The woofers were able to be secured with 2 of the 4 original screws, and the tweeters fit pretty well with some tape and padding. The factory amp was bypassed, and the crossovers were mounted in the trunk where the amp used to be. It worked really well. [ Theodore May 05, 2017 ]
Great product at a great price [ Mario Apr 20, 2017 ]
Good reviews and on sale. [ Gerald Mar 06, 2017 ]
more sounds with tweeters installed on the doors [ adesol Feb 23, 2017 ]
Said is was the Best Buy [ Eddie Feb 09, 2017 ]
These seemed like an affordable way to separate the frequencies for a nice clean sound. [ Richard Jan 20, 2017 ]
fitment and explanation of install [ JOEL E Nov 18, 2016 ]
Looks to be a decent replacement for blown bass speakers in my car [ Henry Oct 30, 2016 ]
Best price for quality speaker components to replace cracked original speakers. [ Scott Oct 21, 2016 ]
Read crutchfield buyers ratings and decided for the price they were a great deal [ Diane Sep 28, 2016 ]
Recommended [ Angela Sep 03, 2016 ]
I like the reviews on this set of speakers and when they went on sale, there was no reason to put off the purchase! [ Michael Sep 02, 2016 ]
Have used SO products in the past [ AUGUSTO Aug 17, 2016 ]
They seem like great speakers at a great price. What ultimately led to my decision is the 3 year warranty and rubber mounts--seemed like Sound Ordnance chose not to sacrifice quality. [ Tim Jul 31, 2016 ]
to upgrade my sound at a good reasonable price thanks again [ zachary Jun 05, 2016 ]
I went with them because of the ratings and price [ Eloy Mar 04, 2016 ]
Try them out price was great [ Wayne Feb 27, 2016 ]
I mounted my crossovers one on each side of my sub woofer box. Works well for me in my 1998 s10 [ W Jan 25, 2018 ]
I have a 2015 Dodge Ram. I know it's not the same at all but when I removed the door panel to mount the speakers I found a place behind the panels to mount the crossovers. I had to do some small modification to the inner panel but overall it was a simple install. [ Chris Jan 22, 2018 ]
Bass blockers can still be used with component speakers. The crossover that is included with them does not block those deepest of bass notes from the woofer. This means that bass blockers can help improve the sound you get from component speakers too. HTH! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul Jan 15, 2018 ] Staff
They are a Cigarette pack sized box that wires between your radio/amp and the tweeters and woofers. They control which signals or sounds go to which speaker. Bass to woofer and highs to tweeters. You will need to Carefully! Locate them near the speakers say in a door or desk. I say carefully because they can rattle if not placed correctly. [ stephen Oct 05, 2017 ]
This allows you to drive two speakers from one channel [ chesterlk Oct 04, 2017 ]
This is quite possibly the worst component set I have ever purchased. Bought two sets for my doors and they lasted about 2 months. [ Jeremy Oct 04, 2017 ]
The woofer's top-mount depth is 1-15/16" (or roughly 2"). I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159 [ Larry May 20, 2016 ] Staff
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