About the Audiofrog GB60
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 GB60 6-3/4" 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 GB60 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 GB60 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 GB60s 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 GB60:
- 6-3/4" treated paper speakers (pair)
- versatile cast zinc housing
- flush and behind-the-panel mounting kits with all metal parts
- screw terminals
- recommended crossover points: 70 Hz (high-pass) and 3500 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: 60-7,000 Hz
- impedance: 4 ohms
- sensitivity: 88 dB
- flush-mount depth: 2-3/4"
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # GB60
What's in the box:
- 2 Midrange drivers
- 2 Multi-application adapter rings
- 2 Grille trays
- 2 Backing rings
- 2 Grille retainer rings
- 2 Grilles
- 2 Rubber grille U-channel gaskets
- 2 Adhesive backed foam gaskets
- Twelve M4x8mm 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 GB60 reviews
You get what you pay for. These are pricey, but well worth it. I am actually listening to them flat with no equalization. They are incredibly musical. I have a pair of high end component Boston Acoustics speakers in my Honda CR-V and these sound SO much better. If you are willing to bite the bullet and pay the price, you won't be disappointed!
Pros: Incredibly musical.
Cons: The positive and negative speaker connections are not as well made as they should be at this price.
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Installed these in place of some very good NVX XSP65 and I'm very impressed with these. These have great midbass and midrange too. I paired these with some GB15 in my dash for the most awesome 2-way active front stage I have heard to date which includes Dynaudio E650 and MW 172. Added the GB12 in place of an SA12 and just wow I'm terms of high end sound reproduction.
Pros: Exceptional midbass speaker, maybe the best on the market for a 2 way active front stage.
Cons: Speaker terminals are difficult to get a good set. Tin the wires and they grab better.
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Amazing! I'm actually speechless with these. A perfect midbass speaker.
Pros: Amazing sound.
Cons: Premature hearing failure
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I swapped out my speakers in my Ridgeline and was a big improvement over stock. Can't wait to hook up a amp with dsp and really make them sing.
Pros: Great sound easy hookup. No clearance issues.
Cons: If any price but you get what you pay for.
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Audio Frog products really shine when it comes to installation. Enclosed with the speakers comes with additional mounts, plates etc for various install scenarios. The speaker themselves are built very well. You won't see exposed magnets, but a nice chrome cover. The frame is a cast piece rather than stamped steel you occasionally see. A drawback for these speakers is the price. I also did buy the gb15 tweeters and x overs as well, and after all is said and done you have a small fortune. However, I felt the quality of the product and the sound produced does reflect the price - it's worth saving up for.
Pros: Well built and engineered. You have a feeling that you've got something special and well deserved of your hard earned paypcheck.
Cons: the price. Also some of the mounting options won't be applicable to your install making me think how much of a cost cutting would this be wothout all the additional equipment. Just enclose the cap screws?
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Swapped out my Audison Voce speaker set for 3 way Audiofrog GB's(GB60,25 &10). This is one of the best car audio speaker I have ever owned. Well built, natural sounding and great xmax for midbass duty. Highly recommend.
Pros: Not cheap
Cons: Smooth sounding, natural, well built, great midbass
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More details on the Audiofrog GB60
Durability: The Audiofrog GB60 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 GB60s are designed to mate with the GB10 tweeter (item number 898GB10, sold separately) using the GB610C passive crossover (item number 898GB610C, sold separately), or the GB15 tweeter (item number 898GB15, sold separately) using the GB615C passive crossover (item number 898GB615C, sold separately). They can also be used in active systems with the GB25 or GB40 midrange (item numbers 898GB25 and 898GB40, sold separately) and the GB10 or GB15 tweeter using an electronic crossover.
Note: Audiofrog recommends using a band pass crossover with a high pass setting no lower than 70 Hz and a low pass setting no higher than 3.5 kHz. The minimum recommended slope for both is 12 dB/octave.
Enclosure: If an enclosure is built for the GB60, Audiofrog recommends the internal volume be at least 4 liters (0.144 ft³).
Installation: Hardware is included for several mounting methods. The drivers can be top mounted behind a factory grille in many 6-1/2 and 6-3/4 applications, although 6-1/2 applications will typically require drilling new screw holes. Adapter brackets are included for mounting in several GM and Chrysler vehicles. They can also be 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||8.175" (grille tray)||7.827" (backing ring)|
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