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Infinity Reference X REF-5002ix

5-1/4" 2-way car speakers

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Do you want to hear the details you've been missing in your car's sound system? You'll enjoy exceptional clarity from Infinity's Reference X Series REF-5002ix 5-1/4" speakers. Infinity's UniPivot design allows you to aim each textile, edge-driven tweeter toward your ears, so you enjoy excellent stereo imaging even if the speakers are mounted way down low in your doors. Each tweeter features a level control switch so you can boost the brightness to your taste.

 REF-5002ix 5-1/4Designed for more clarity

Do you want to hear the details you've been missing in your car's sound system? You'll enjoy exceptional clarity from Infinity's Reference X Series REF-5002ix 5-1/4" speakers. Infinity's UniPivot design allows you to aim each textile, edge-driven tweeter toward your ears, so you enjoy excellent stereo imaging even if the speakers are mounted way down low in your doors. Each tweeter features a level control switch so you can boost the brightness to your taste.

Larger woofer for more bass

The REF-5002ix appeals to bassheads too, with tough polypropylene woofers and durable hi-roll rubber surrounds that deliver strong low-frequency performance. Each Plus One+ woofer sports a significantly larger cone than speakers of similar size, adding plenty of punch to the speaker's smooth and accurate highs.

Great for any power supply

You can power these speakers with up to 45 watts of RMS power — they'll work great with an external amplifier, but they're also sensitive enough to be a good match for a factory or aftermarket stereo. Plus, Infinity comes up with a safe way to get a little more power out of your system — these 3-ohm speakers combine with the speaker wire in your car so your car stereo sees actual 4-ohm impedance. Grilles are included along with Infinity logo badges that can be attached to your factory grilles.

Product Highlights:

  • 5-1/4" 2-way speakers (pair)
  • Plus One+ polypropylene woofer cone with hi-roll rubber surround
  • 1" UniPivot edge-driven, textile dome tweeter
  • True Four Ohm Impedance technology: speaker's 3-ohm impedance combines with speaker wire impedance for a 4-ohm load
  • compatible with virtually all factory or aftermarket car stereos
  • power range: 5-45 watts RMS (135 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 67-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 92 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-5/16"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Grille frames
  • Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • 2 Adhesive backed foam gaskets
  • 2 Infinity logos
  • Template on box
  • Owner's manual (English/ Danish/ German/ Spanish/ Finnish/ French/ Italian/ Dutch/ Polish/ Portuguese/ Russian/ Swedish/ Turkish/ Chinese)

Great sound and look would buy again

Anonymous, Bakersfield, CA


Infinity Reference X REF-5002ix Reviews

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Infinity Reference X REF-5002ix

Tim from Chattanooga, TN on 1/1/2017

1995 Jeep Cherokee
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Previously bought an open-box set from Crutchfield to replace the factory fronts in my 1995 Cherokee. They sounded so good I decided to grab a second open-box set to replace the rears as well. Very happy, MUCH improved sound. Easy install. The only minor complaint is the included hardware - the speed nuts were junk. A quick 5$ trip to the local hardware store got me going but can't give 5 stars due to that.



Infinity Reference X REF-5002ix

Anonymous from Bakersfield, CA on 12/23/2016

2006 Dodge Ram 3500
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Great sound and look would buy again



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Darin from Winter Park, FL on 12/23/2016

2009 Acura MDX
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Replaced stock speakers in 2009 Acura MDX. Noticed a huge difference right away. Easy install.

Pros: Easy install Great sound

Cons: None

Infinity Reference X REF-5002ix

Anonymous from Chesapeake, VA on 12/8/2016

2006 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice little speaker, great sound, made the back of the truck sound much better.



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Anonymous from Cincinnati, OH on 10/27/2016

2013 Chevrolet Captiva Sport
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Bought these to replace my factory speakers in a 13 chevy captiva sport for my birthday in early June, 4 months later 2 are blown and 2 others have reduced sound...waste of time and money since it's connected to the Factory Deck!



Great sound, good value

Jeremy from Southfield, MI on 10/26/2016

2006 Dodge Grand Caravan

Got these speakers as replacements for the pathetic 10 year old factory speakers in the front doors of my 2006 Grand Caravan and what a difference!! Very clear highs. I can't comment on the bass since I use the high-pass filter to eliminate any bass and let the subwoofer handle it all. (Powered by the Sony MEX-XB100BT and paired with Rockford Fosgate Prime R1525X2 in the dash and the Bazooka BT6014 subwoofer)

Pros: Sounds great, clear highs

Cons: None

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Robert from Charlottesville, VA on 10/9/2016

1999 Jeep Wrangler
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I have used Infinity Reference Speakers for over 25 years, They provide the purest sound that I have found. Crutchfield makes them easy to install and have some of the best prices I have found. If you are looking for great quality, awesome sound and easy installation, Infinity and Crutchfield are the only way to go!

Pros: Awesome sound, quality product, and easy installation.

Cons: Prices could always be better, otherwise none.

Sounds good to me!

Tom S from Alpharetta, GA on 10/7/2016

2000 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Put these in my 2000 F150 in the front doors and they sound good. I didn't realize you could adjust the tweeter direction until I had already installed one of them--you turn the tweeter and you can point it different ways. The truck I had bought had an obvious blown speaker and these sound 1000x better. Paired them with another set of Infinitis in the back.

Pros: Was able to use existing screws in truck to install, and Infiniti had screws in the kit as well

Cons: Had to use the speaker grilles that came with truck, which pushed down on the tweeter a little bit. I don't know if I'd attribute that as a con to the speaker or just the design from Ford.

Great Speakers

Bill from Tampa, FL on 9/25/2016

2001 Toyota Sequoia
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The speakers are fantastic, and sound quality is an incredible improvement over the stock speakers provided by Toyota. At the price point they are a fantastic value. Instructions for instillation were easy to follow, and the provided adaptor kit made the install flawless. I would recommend them to any one interested in up grading the sound system in their car.

Pros: Great sound at a bargain price.

Cons: None

Only been a couple of weeks

William from Ca on 9/19/2016

1985 Jeep Cherokee
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I was a little sceptical at first because they didn't put out as much sound as the kicker ks's I was replacing but, after a couple of weeks and some fiddling with the head unit, I have been able to get them to a level I enjoy.

Pros: Very crisp sound. Treble is a nice level that doesn't hurt ears. The quality looks much nicer. The woofer surround is literally the size of the bracket!

Cons: The sound is a little soft until you tweak things, I had to readjust the fader and balance a little bit to get the staging just right, but I am happy with the purchase.

Awesome speakers

oubesto from Chicago suburb, IL on 6/13/2016

1970 Chevrolet C Series
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Bought speakers after recommendation from Crutchfield phone sales associate Buck. I had an unusual installation challenge and Buck walked me through process and also helped me out with baffles and riser that accommodated my unique install since truck is 45+ year old. Sounds great!

Pros: Great sound, price, quick shipment, Crutchfield sales rep insights and expertise

Cons: none

Infinity... enough said.

Fernando from Apopka, FL on 4/27/2016

1999 Toyota Camry LE
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I bought my Infinity Kappa 693 speakers back in 1992 from Crutchfield... 24 years later I bought my Infinity Reference X REF-5002ix, and the service and price is still unbeatable..! Thank you Critchfield, that is the reason why you have loyal customers..!!

Pros: Enhanced my factory radio by 5000%..! I love the Infinity quality..!

Cons: None..! It's Infinity... they are just perfect...!!

Jeep Soundbar replacement speakers

J from Woodbridge, VA on 4/10/2016

2002 Jeep Wrangler
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Replacement for sounder speakers. Crutchfield recommendation. Replaced front with same line of speakers. No problems with install. Used the factory grill to make it look like stock speakers. Sounds great.

Pros: On sale. Easy install. Improvement on sound from stock in general.

Cons: None

Excellent speaker for the price

Everett from Columbia, SC on 4/7/2016

2010 Dodge Challenger
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I purchased these speakers with help from my advisor, Abe. My car was made into a convertible and I lost my back speakers in the process. I was looking for something with some "oomph" for a custom install into the back door panels. The install couldn't have been any easier, thanks to the extras that was included with the purchase. Now my drop top really rocks with the new Infinity speakers!

Pros: Easy to install. Great replacements for the factory Boston Acoustics that was removed. Handles all the power that my system throws at it and sounds great!

Cons: None so far.

Blown away by these little speakers!

Chalmers from Hornell, NY on 3/31/2016

1999 Buick Regal
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I can't believe I almost chickened out because I was afraid to do the install myself. Watched a few YouTube DIY videos and it was as easy as it looked. The speakers were a perfect fit just as Crutchfield described. This car still had the original speakers in the front and the constant vibrations were getting my nerves. The sound difference was unbelievable. I should have done this a year ago.

Pros: Clarity. Bass exceeded my expectations after reading other reviews. Incredible value.

Cons: None


BKH from great falls, MT on 3/23/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great upgrade from previous speakers.



Great Product!!

Bradie from Hessmer, LA on 3/12/2016

2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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Great Product!!



Motorhome upgrade

Boba from Poughkeepsie,ny on 3/4/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They are a definite upgrade from the stock speakers that came in my motorhome. They fit the hole that was already cut ou. Less than a half hour installation

Pros: Fit perfectly, easy install

Cons: Could not fit a bigger speaker without remodeling(bigger hole,cutting leather or boxing above old hole)

Not worth the money

BANDIT from Anna on 2/16/2016

They sound worse then my blown stock speakers. Definitely not worth the money.



Just installed

Jestracer from Kennewick WA on 12/22/2015

2014 Ford Fusion
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I just finished the install in a 2014 Ford Fusion, 6.5 speakers up front, 5's in the back doors. So far I'm wildly disappointed, but this may be due to the foam inserts that I purchased with them. They can apparently rob the speaker of air needed to deliver at bass. Right now I have zero low frequency response... So I have to go back into the doors and remove them before I can give a final review.

Pros: Crutchfield's customer service was, as always, exceptional. Helped with a last minute wiring question on polarity and also had some helpful advice on the poor sound quality.

Cons: The foam inserts are only needed if you're adding a sub, and want the door speakers to drive your midrange and highs, or if you have waterproofing issues in the door. This review will be updated after I attempt the foam removal.

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Why knot from Illinois on 12/12/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Honestly I was kind of surprised when I pulled the stock units out and they had the same size magnet as the Infinitys. I like that you can turn the tweeters to point the direction you need them.Sound quality was decent on these.Do not expect a lot of bass from these and honestly with this size component you should not anyway.I was pleasently surprised that Crutchfield sends wiring harness adapters and 6*9 adapters with these for no charge.I got a second set of these for free on a black Friday deal so how could I go wrong.I am thinking about putting these in a junk set of bookshelf speakers in the garage as a upgrade.


Cons: Just like anything else I think your paying a lot for the Infinity name.

Still in love after all these years...

Jason from Oregon on 12/9/2015

2014 Ford Fusion
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I have had 5 sets of these over the years in different vehicles, and I keep going back to them for the sound, quality and the overall bang for buck. Never had a set go south on me and they have only gotten better as they moderinze with each generation. I have used them as stock speaker replacements each time, and they fill a wonderful sweet spot before making the big jump into new head untis, amps and subs. The midrange and highs are crisp and clear with almost no chance of distortion and with the aimable tweeter you can direct it where you need it as well. You get quality sound without massive money spent, and you will not be dissappointed.

Pros: -Build quality -Huge value -Great sound overall for the niche they are designed for

Cons: -Bass is a bit lacking, but that goes with the territory at this price point, size and lack of amps/subs and so on.

Good Quality Speakers

JamesH from Nashville, TN on 11/10/2015

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
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Good quality speakers - nice overall sound. Tight mids and highs but a little thin in the low range. Well built and easy to install.

Pros: Nice mid-range and highs

Cons: Lacking a bass punch

Infinity Reference X REF-5002ix

TomE from Alabama on 9/7/2015

2003 Pontiac Grand Prix
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These speakers are a great buy and truly sound great. they were very easy too install with Crutchfield's great instructions and wiring harness in my 2003 Pontiac grand prix.

Pros: easy installation...great sound and great price!!!

Cons: none

Good speakers

Steve from Gastonia, NC on 5/10/2015

2013 Honda Civic SI
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These speakers worked pretty well to fill in the sound integer back of my 2013 Civic Si as the stock system left a lot to be desired. They sound pretty good with way better bass response and of course louder than the stock speakers. Some cutting and drilling was required to install in my car. But it wasn't too bad to install. I've had Infinity Reference 6x9's in the past that were pretty awesome; so I know it's a good brand and I trust these to be very durable and last long like the others I had.

Pros: Big magnets with good bass response. Rubber surround on the woofers. The tweeters can swivel for directional sound. Just twist them.

Cons: None really.


BC from PA on 4/16/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good value

Pros: Crystal clear

Cons: Slightly lacking bass

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Fellmeth from Utah on 1/12/2015

1999 Jeep Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have these Infinity's hooked up to a kicker 1000-5 amp. More power than they need, but I was surprised at how much sound I get out of them at low volume. They have a high sensitivity and run at 3 ohms which helps with this I am sure. I would imagine they would be a great choice with a stock stereo system as well for these reasons. They can also handle some real power when I decided to crank it up a bit. Crystal clear and mellow at high volumes.

Pros: High sensitivity and 3 ohm resistance for good sound with little input.

Cons: Nothing yet.

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EdT from Loganville, PA on 8/12/2014

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These speakers are awesome! Along with the 6x9's in the rear and a new receiver in my Jeep, I couldn't ask for any cleaner or crisper sound! Thinking about installing them in my Toyota Pickup!


Cons: None

Infinity Reference X REF-5002ix

Arnold from Streamwood Il on 8/12/2014

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speakers for the size. Stronger bass then I was expecting. Crutchfield included everything needed for a quick installation. My next audio purchase will be from Crutchfield.




dmac from central Louisiana on 4/18/2014

2000 BMW 3 Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

one of the best sounding all around speakers I have ever owned



Rocking mini van

Christopher from Jax, FL on 3/11/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I replaced the factory speakers in my Odyssey. These speakers are amazing. Already had a sub and they fit in with it perfectly.

Pros: Easy install. Easy listening.


nice speakers for the money

jeff from wheat ridge,co on 2/6/2014

2002 Ford Explorer
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very nice speaker for the money,not a lot of bass but very good sound

Pros: great highs and clarity

Cons: not so good bass

Infinity Reference X REF-5002ix

robert from arvada, co on 1/28/2014

2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
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Nice and loud!!! I ended up getting a low power sub to add a little umph I am more into the sound of my music then the bass. speakers had very little bass though. great buy all around very clear at high levels.

Pros: LOUD

Cons: need a bit more bass

Infinity Reference X REF-5002ix

Steve from La on 1/10/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

ez install, Great replacement 99 Regal (Monsoon system)

Pros: Great replacement 99 Regal (Monsoon system)

Cons: none


Nugget D. from Denver. CO on 12/30/2013

2005 Chevrolet Equinox
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These speakers sound incredibly clear compared to my stock ones. They were super easy to install. The bass is also decent with these.

Pros: Great clarity, bass and ease of installation

Cons: nothing yet

Nice litlle speakers

Proonah from Pearland, Tx on 12/26/2013

2011 Honda Civic LX
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If you get these do not purchase another set of 2 ways to match, get some good mid range single cones, and you can take better advantage of these,

Pros: Great highs!

Cons: None.

Infinity Reference X REF-5002ix

Anonymous from mt juliet tn on 10/20/2013

2001 Jeep Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

bought these speakers on a recommendation from crutchfield and they are great sounding for such a little speaker



Great little speakers

Joe from Saddle Brook, NJ on 8/10/2013

2007 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For the size, these little speakers rock. Great highs/mids to be placed in a front door.

Pros: Superb sound for such small speakers

Cons: flimsy metal used for +/- ports.

Great Speakers for a good price

Hector from Dallas, TX on 7/26/2013

2003 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed these speaker on a 2003 Jeep Wrangler as the bar speakers on the back. Installations was easy and with no problems, the speakers looks really good. Sounds is excellent for the size of the speakers. Wish I had some more bass, you can fix these if you get a sub woofer ( my next purchase). Will recommend these speakers anytime. Great highs and mid range Ok bass.

Pros: Great look Great mid range and highs Good price

Cons: OK bass but not bad

Excellent speakers!

rccr from Philadelphia, PA on 7/3/2013

1999 Volkswagen Golf
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Excellent speakers at a Great price! I am going to order a second set to replace the front speakers in my Golf.



OK So Far

Aq from South Gate, Ca. on 6/29/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So far they are OK. Installed in my 2005 Jeep Wrangler LJ a few weeks ago and have performed well.

Pros: Easy to install. Full sound.

Cons: Feel cheap.

Nice Sound

DaneJ from Virginia Beach, VA on 5/28/2013

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Marine application, though internally in a cabin, so not subject to the elements. Driving them using a NuForce Dia amp off of a TV. Wish there was a little more bass response, but generally happy. Will be adding a powered sub and all should be good.



much better

bobba from atlanta on 4/24/2013

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much better than OEM,good price, get them



good upgrade over factory

mike from amarillo, tx on 4/24/2013

2006 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

replaced factory originals with these. difference in sound quality is unbelievable.

Pros: sound great.



Jh from Morongo Valley, CA on 4/24/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good speaker

Pros: Good speakers to compliment components in front

Cons: None

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-Jay- from Norway via NJ on 4/1/2013

1998 Jeep Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Jeep Cherokee 98 rear roof speakers. To be this small, they give very clear and rich sound.and have plenty of punch. comes with all the hardware and tech ref you need.



Exceeded my expectations

François from Montreal, Canada on 1/20/2013

Simply... Wow! Installed in my BMW-3, I was crossing my fingers for them to be "at least ok". Although a sub would not be a total waste, the small 5-1/4 speakers have plenty of punch. But the most impressive is the sound softness and clarity. Not at all worried about potential listening fatigue. Unless you plan to throw $300-$400 on other higher-end models, go for these Infinity.

Pros: Great value, sound softness and clarity

Cons: None

B&W in your car

Peter M. from GaRRISON, ny on 8/16/2012

2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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Really fine speakers, coming from an audiophile, well built with very clear audio response. These are both economical and compact for tricky installations. I added a sub-woofer and amp, now they exceed any expectations I had in mind for the units. I liked the load of accessries and mounting hardware and the easy to read instructions.

Pros: Cost, performance and compact size.

Cons: None

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TomV from Long Grove, IL on 7/5/2012

1986 Porsche 911
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed new Infinity speakers to replace blown ones. Installation a breeze. Sound quality excellent for the size and cost.



Great Speakers for the Money

MJVegas from Las Vegas, NV on 4/14/2012

2004 Suzuki Verona
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Coupled these speakers and the Infinity REF-3002 cfx speakers to an Alpine CDE-136BT receiver in my '85 Mercedes 300D. Great sound quality. Music and telephone conversations are great. No complaints.

Pros: Great Sound for the Money!



Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Speaker Size
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design Edge-Driven Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 3
Tweeter Composition Textile
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) N/A
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 92
Frequency Response 67 - 21k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 5
Maximum RMS Wattage 45
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 135
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 5/8

Product Research


Plus One+ Woofer Cones: Each speaker uses a cone significantly larger than other speakers of the same size. This is accomplished by using a unique basket design and hi-roll surround. The Plus One+ design offers greater bass output and increased efficiency.

Hi-roll Rubber Surrounds: The hi-roll rubber surrounds allow the woofers a greater range of movement, resulting in longer X-max and more bass output.

Textile Dome Tweeters (UniPivot Design): Each speaker uses an edge-driven textile dome tweeter for smooth, accurate highs. The UniPivot design mounts the tweeter at an angle and pivots, so the tweeter can be pointed at the listeners, optimizing the stereo image for a more uniform response. The tweeter housing can be turned approximately 315 degrees.

Tweeter Level Control: A switch on the front of the tweeter allows you to boost the tweeter output to +3dB, useful if the speakers are mounted low in a door where high frequencies are easily absorbed.

True Four Ohm Impedance Technology: The speaker's 3-ohm impedance combined with the impedance of your speaker wire provides a true 4-ohm load to your connected head unit or amplifier.

Power Handling: Although Infinity rates the 5002ix speakers at 45 watts RMS (continuous average), they also recommend amplifiers with a power rating from 5 to 75 watts RMS.

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