About the Audiofrog GB40
A big splash
A big splash
If you haven't heard of Audiofrog yet, here's what you need to know – there's no one like them. We know, because we put their speakers to the test, side by side with some of the most celebrated car speakers in car audio. Track after track, with music that spanned many genres, Audiofrog's speakers made our jaws drop.
It's no coincidence. Audiofrog was founded by car audio veterans, who have been on the front lines of audio innovation for 30 years and have a rich, colorful history of crafting award-winning, custom car installations. Drawing on that substantial experience and their practical knowledge of what makes a great speaker, Audiofrog has created a no-nonsense, high-quality car audio line. While their speakers will fit into a large number of vehicles, Audiofrog's emphasis is definitely on custom installations.
Audiofrog provides a versatile bezel for custom installations, or simply unscrew and remove the speaker from the bezel to install in factory locations.
The toughest speaker in town
Audiofrog's GB40 4" midrange speaker sits in your palm with the weight of a stone -- there's not one plastic part in this speaker. Cast zinc housing protects the treated paper cone, which delivers all the complex midrange nuances that define the character of instruments and vocals. A copper polepiece cap helps extend frequency response and reduce distortion, making this little speaker a tough one to beat.
Such an efficient design puts the GB40 near the top of its class in the realm of power handling, with a rating of up to 100 watts RMS. Add in Audiofrog's grueling standards for real world speaker testing, and you can trust that the GB40 will live a very long life in your car.
Built for custom installations
Audiofrog was founded by experienced installers, who know all the pitfalls and shortcuts of custom installations. With the included metal mounting hardware, you'll find custom fabrication of a speaker location much easier. The all-metal finish of the GB40s removable ring can be polished, painted or upholstered, depending on your vision for your interior. The grilles are ideal for painting as well.
Audiofrog system recommendations
Here are some of Audiofrog's recommended uses for the GB40:
- 4" treated paper speakers (pair)
- versatile cast zinc housing
- flush and behind-the-panel mounting kits with all metal parts
- screw terminals
- recommended crossover points: 110 Hz (high-pass) and 6000 Hz (low-pass)
- removable grille mesh and trim ring can be painted
- hex screws, keys and foam gaskets included
- power handling: 20-100 watts RMS (300 watts peak power)
- frequency response: 80-12,000 Hz
- impedance: 4 ohms
- sensitivity: 87 dB
- flush-mount depth: 1-11/16"
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # GB40
What's in the box:
- 2 Midrange drivers
- 2 Grille trays
- 2 Backing rings
- 2 Grille retainer rings
- 2 Grilles
- 2 Rubber grille U-channel gaskets
- 2 Adhesive backed foam gaskets
- Twelve M4x6mm Machine screws (four installed/ 3mm Allen head)
- Sixteen M3x7mm Machine screws (2.5mm Allen head)
- Eight 1-1/8" Self-tapping screws (3mm Allen head)
- Sixteen 5/8" Self-tapping screws (2.5mm Allen head)
- Eight 3/16" Self-tapping screws (2.5mm Allen head)
- 3mm Allen head bit
- 2.5mm Allen head bit
- 2mm Allen wrench
- 2 Gray audiofrog labels
- 2 Black audiofrog labels
- Instruction manual
Audiofrog GB40 reviews
Poor baby with the 1 star review... Oddly enough, he's putting some outatanding quality speakers he bought cheaper than everywhere else he tried to find because, you know, wning a supercar requires you skimp on everything but the price of the car. I've heard this set in a 3way Audiofrog setup on display and I will say they're outstanding. Don't pay mind to that 1 star crybaby because he's too rich to find them elsewhere for his supercar. I'm saving up so I can put a 3way set in my '92 Suzuki Swift, mostly because I love me some Crutchfield, but I also love great sound systems.
Pros: Build quality, performance, the list goes on...
Cons: Price... if you're not rich and buying them for your supercar.
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These are excellent high quality midwoofer speakers and it's rare for a 4 inch speaker to handle this much power comfortably. This speaker excells in the frequency range it is meant to fill in. Pair with a tweeter and a lower bass woofer. Anyway one star is for Crutchfield selling this to me as a new very expensive set of 4 inch speakers and I get a box that looks like it's been around the block, scuffed up bezels and pushed in dust cover. So I don't like being sold damaged product being passed off and priced as brand new. I had a fixed appointment to install so now the only imperfection in my pristine system in my supercar is the item I bought from Crutchfield. All the other items I ordered from other online vendors for my system arrived brand new and unblemished as promised and ordered without any deceptive business practices included with my orders. So yeah sorry I'm a demanding customer for $500+ speakers and I was disappointed with this purchase even though I like this product I wish I had bought from a higher quality audiofrog dealer that I can depend on and not feel so cheated and disappointed every time I look at this speaker in my car now that I paid full price for. So bummed out.
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More details on the Audiofrog GB40
Durability: The Audiofrog GB40 midrange drivers are tested in temperature and humidity extremes, as well as under vibration to simulate 50,000 miles of operation in a vehicle. The Nitrile-Butadiene Rubber (NBR) surround is resistant to ultraviolet rays, temperature extremes, and humidity to add to the speaker's reliability and longevity.
Multi Component Systems: Audiofrog matches sensitivity to voltage across all the midrange drivers in the GB series, making system tuning easy in multi-component systems. The GB40s are designed to mate with the GB10 tweeter (item number 898GB10, sold separately) using the GB410C passive crossover (item number 898GB410C, sold separately), or the GB15 tweeter (item number 898GB15, sold separately) using the GB415C passive crossover (item number 898GB415C, sold separately). They can also be used in active systems with the GB60 midrange (item number 898GB60, sold separately) and the GB10 or GB15 tweeter using an electronic crossover.
Note: The GB40 requires a band pass crossover. Audiofrog recommends a high pass setting no lower than 110 Hz and a low pass setting no higher than 6 kHz. The minimum recommended slope for both is 12 dB/octave.
Enclosure: If an enclosure is built for the GB40, Audiofrog recommends the internal volume be at least 3 liters (0.114 ft³).
Installation: Hardware is included for several mounting methods. The drivers can be top mounted behind factory grilles, top mounted using the included grilles along with the grille trays and backing rings, or bottom mounted using the included grilles and backing rings.
Screw Terminals: The screw terminals will accommodate up to 12-gauge speaker wire.
Dimensions: When not using a factory grille:
|Top Mounted||Bottom Mounted|
|Frame Diameter||6.031" (grille tray)||5.683" (backing ring)|