Video: Alpine Type-S Series car speakers
Outstanding Alpine sound at an affordable price
J.R. has been at Crutchfield since 1996. He's been helping customers buy the right products from us for many years, and now he supervises and trains our Advisor Group. He worked as a D.J. on our local rock n' roll radio station, does video production on the side, and plays drums in a band called Ice House Road.
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I've written about car audio for Crutchfield since 2003, after four years as Crutchfield Sales Advisor, and 10 years as a music teacher. I'm an avid music listener, with a real love of classical and film music. I love having a great system in my car, and I'll still match the system in my 98 Ford Ranger (may it rest in piece) up against anything else I've heard for great SQ. I attended West Virginia University, where I received a Master's Degree in Music Performance and a Bachelor's Degree in History. Let's Go Mountaineers!
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Learn about some of the features that make Alpine Type-S car speakers an excellent choice if you're looking for great sound at an affordable price.
JR: Hey, I'm JR.
Ken: And I'm Ken. We're here today at the Crutchfield video studios with the Alpine Type-S speakers.
JR: These are affordably priced so you're gonna get quality Alpine sound without breaking the bank.
Ken: Right. They're gonna work well for a lot of different applications. For example, they're high efficiency; they'll sound good even when you've got them hooked up to a low-powered factory system.
JR: And they'll handle plenty of power. For example this six-and-a-half will handle up to 80-watts RMS, or continuous, power. So they work well with an aftermarket stereo or even the power from an external amplifier.
Ken: That's right. That power handling gives you extra headroom so they're going to sound good even when you crank 'em up.
JR: And headroom's good because I like to crank it, and then crank it some more.
Ken: Well, crankability isn't everything. You need good clarity too.
Ken: I like the silk dome tweeter on these models. They give you a nice smooth high that's not tinny. You can listen to them for a long drive and they're not gonna hurt your ears.
JR: And you know the polypropylene-mica woofer is nice. It's lightweight and yet strong so it can be controlled by the amplifier for loud clear sound with really good lows.
Ken: I ought to point out too that it's got a rubber surround around it. The rubber surround will last a long time. It also gives you plenty of cone excursion. Move the air for good sound. Even though you're moving the cone a lot this is a pretty shallow speaker, and that's good. You know, a lot of cars these days have really confined spaces for speakers. These are going to fit into a lot of areas that other speakers might not.
JR: Smart. So to find out which Alpine Type-S speakers will fit your car, go to crutchfield.com/whatfits
Ken: Or give one of our expert advisors a call. They'll be happy to help. You can get them at 1-800-555-9408.