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Boston Acoustics SE55
5-1/4" 2-way car speakers
Our take on the Boston Acoustics SE55 by Crutchfield's Jo Greene
If the dull, fuzzy music coming from your car's current system is making you dread getting trapped in traffic, a pair of Boston Acoustics SE speakers can transform your ride into a safe haven.
Boston Acoustics designed the SE55 5-1/4" 2-way speakers to make your favorite music sound clean and natural in your ride, and they use proven materials that'll stand up to life on the road. These speakers feature a sturdy copolymer woofer cone teamed up with a durable butyl rubber surround to deliver strong performance with minimal distortion. The carbon-injected polymer dome 3/4" tweeter gives you clear, focused highs that stay smooth, even when you turn the volume up.
The unique contoured tweeter plane guides high-frequency output to create a wider listening "sweet spot," so you'll hear more detail from the driver seat even if your speakers aren't firing directly at you. Boston's extensive research and testing pay off with accurate, consistent performance, so you can enjoy reliable, lifelike sound whenever you drive.
speakers sound just fine. Great option for the money.
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What's in the Box:
- Two 2-way speakers
- 2 Grilles
- 2 Grille frames
- Two 7" Lengths of speaker wire (each has quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
- Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
- 8 Speed clips
- 4 Butt connectors
- Specification sheet
- Warranty information
- Product registration card
- 2-way 5-1/4" speakers (pair)
- copolymer woofer cone with butyl rubber surround
- 3/4" carbon-injected polymer dome tweeter
- power range: 2-35 watts RMS (100 watts peak power)
- frequency response: 60-20,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 92 dB
- top-mount depth: 1-7/8"
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Speaker Size||5 1/4|
|Tweeter Design||3/4" Dome|
|Tweeter Composition||Carbon-Injected Polymer|
|Woofer Surround||Butyl Rubber|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter)||92|
|Sensitivity at 2.83 volts||N/A|
|Frequency Response||60 - 20k Hz|
|Minimum RMS Wattage||2|
|Maximum RMS Wattage||35|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||100|
|Top-mount Depth (Inches)||1 7/8|
|Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||4 1/2|
Tweeter: Each speaker uses a 3/4" carbon injected polymer Type-S3 dome tweeter with a neodymium motor structure. The Ferrofluid cooling increases power handling. Boston's CATB (Contoured Asymmetrical Tweeter Baffle) improves the off-axis response of the tweeter, and its asymmetrical shape makes the baffle acoustically invisible to the woofer, keeping the frequency response from the woofer flatter and smoother than conventional designs.
Woofer: The copolymer woofer cone and durable butyl rubber surround stand up to the harsh automotive environment.
Crossover: Each speaker in Boston's SE line features a specifically tuned crossover to deliver the best transition between the woofer and tweeter.
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