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Sony Xplōd XS-GT1327A

5-1/4" 2-way car speakers

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Replace your car's factory speakers with these Sony Xplōd GT Series speakers, and you'll hear the full impact of your music, along with lots of little details you may not have heard before.

Replace your car's factory speakers with these Sony Xplōd GT Series speakers, and you'll hear the full impact of your music, along with lots of little details you may not have heard before.

The XS-GT1327A 5-1/4" speakers feature woofer cones made from Highly Oriented Polyolefine, a lightweight material developed by Sony that's especially rigid and strong. Sony reinforces these cones with the same Aramid fibers that are used in bulletproof vests, so they'll stand up to high-volume playback. Each speaker features a 1" balanced dome tweeter that reproduces lively high notes and adds presence to the instruments and vocals. Sony includes cool-looking grilles if you're not going to use the grilles that came in your vehicle.

Priced per pair

Product Highlights:

  • 5-1/4" 2-way car speakers (pair)
  • Aramid-reinforced Highly Oriented Polyolefine (H.O.P.) woofer with cloth surround
  • P.E.N. (polyethylene naphthalate) balanced dome tweeter
  • grilles included
  • power range: 2-35 watts RMS (150 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 60-24,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-13/16"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Two 2-Way 5-1/4" Speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • T wo 12" lengths of speaker wire (each has quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • Eight 1-1/8" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Instructions (English/ French/ Spanish)
  • US warranty information
  • Canadian warranty information
  • Template on box

i would recommend this set of speakers if you need to replace your existing stock speakers because they are blown or just plain suck. Not gonna blow you away, but if you expect that you will get that for 50 bucks you're crazy.

T-Rev, Snohomish


Sony Xplōd™ XS-GT1327A Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(18 Reviews)

emits sounds at an expected lvl for price point

T-Rev from Snohomish on 11/8/2012

1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

i would recommend this set of speakers if you need to replace your existing stock speakers because they are blown or just plain suck. Not gonna blow you away, but if you expect that you will get that for 50 bucks you're crazy.

Pros: emits energy in the form of sound without distortion, easy to install with supplied adapter from crutchfield

Cons: doesn't make my car go faster, doesn't compare to $100+ speakers (weird!?)


Stifler from Grand junction,Co on 9/27/2012

sony has always brought great products and these speakers are included in that. Great price on them with brackets included of coarse afters years of use they will wear and need replaced as any speaker will nothing is forever.

Pros: Easy installation, great price, cructhfield has super fast shipping on this item. Great sound. If you know what your doing you can soend another $100 and have a great system.


Rav4 Factory

art102004 from Maine on 8/31/2012

2009 Toyota RAV4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

My Toyota Rav4 had AWFUL speakers. Anything would be an upgrade, truly, but I am extremely happy with what I got. Easy to install & the tech support were always available for any questions.

Pros: install & sound


Sony Xplōd™ XS-GT1327A

Anonymous from Cleveland, TN on 8/16/2012

1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

great sound



Sony Xplōd™ XS-GT1327A

Tommy b from Denver, co on 7/30/2012

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

As advertised! Thanks, tab

Pros: Easy install with no fault wiring .

Cons: None, thanks

not a good buy

JP from Boynton Beach FL on 5/24/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just installed these in a 2011 ford transit connect with a upgraded JVC radio and there is no real difference in sound. Crutchfield tech suggested i spend more money by buying a amp. Not worth it save your money



Great sound for the value

Mark from Hobe Sound, FL on 5/15/2012

2001 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice crisp sound, great bang for your buck.



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Randy R from Yakima, WA on 3/19/2012

1990 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not sure on sound quality, but speaker size was way to small for original speaker hole. Crutchfield recommended 5 1/2 in but takes 6 1/2 inch. not a big deal, printed off a return label from Crutchfield, and sent them back.

Pros: None

Cons: Wrong Size

Sony Xplōd™ XS-GT1327A

Dave V from Vernon, CT on 10/11/2011

1997 Honda Accord DX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great Sounding speakers easy installation



Front speakers

Gary from Cedar Bluffs NE on 6/30/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crsip sound and a great upgrade.



Great Service!

RandyD from Madisonville, KY on 6/15/2011

2000 Chevrolet Tracker
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I love my new speakers and I love how Crutchfield knew exactly what size I needed for my car because I didn't know. At first I was a little worried that the information wouldnt be correct, but then I recieved my speakers from UPS and installed them. They were a perfect fit! Thanks Crutchfield!!!



Good Speakers

Ryan M from Washington C.H.,Ohio on 6/11/2011

2007 Scion tC
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are very good speakers. They sound very crisp and clear. But, these speakers are too small to reproduce bass very clearly. If i could redo my order, i would go up to the 6 1/2s instead. I bought those for my rear speakers, and am very pleased with them. If you can put these in your vehicle, you should aslo be able to use a 6 1/2 in the same spot, and if you do, you will be very pleased.



*********SWEET SOUND*********

Ronster from East Coast on 6/9/2011

1999 Dodge Ram
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Exellent sound, far more speaker for the money, surpised the heck out of me! Buy um youll love um!!!



Great deal for the price!!!

Mike from Glendale, AZ on 5/31/2011

My stock speakers in my '99 Jeep Cherokee were working fine when I parked my Jeep 5 years ago, as were the two 12" subs.. When I pulled it out of storage last year, the stereo still worked fine but, one by one, the speakers started to fail. I was down to the right front stock speaker and two 12" subs.......My system sounded horrible!!!!! I decided to upgrade through Crutchfield. I went on the website and searched for speakers for my vehicle. It was straight to the point and gave me the speakers that fit my Jeep. I chose the Sony Xplod speakers, front and rear, as economical replacements. The installation was very easy thanks to the wiring harnesses supplied by Crutchfield. The resulting sound is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!! Before, I could hear more bass than anything because of the amp and two 12" subs in the back, but now I can hear all the mids and highs over the heart skipping bass that I already had. These are great stock speaker replacements for the price!!!!!!!! THANKS CRUTCHFIELD!!!!!!!



Simply amazing.

Andrew from Wooster, OH on 4/20/2011

1996 Plymouth Voyager
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought these to replace a pair of Eclipse SE-5000's I had in the dash. The right one blew and I needed a replacement, but the Eclipses were out of warranty. I chatted with an advisor (Keith) and he quickly directed me to these. They came fast and they were a breeze to install since I had already done all the custom wiring because I already have a complete system. I just had to unplug the Eclipses and plug these in in their place. IMMEDIATELY after putting them in and twisting that volume knob, I noticed a noticeable difference in sound quality. A good difference. The highs are extremely clear and crisp, the mids are nice and punchy, and the bass is decent for this speaker size. I have 2 12" Sony Xplod subwoofers for bass, but I faded the sound to the front for a minute to hear what just these were doing. Not bad, Sony! I picked up the Eclipses for $10 more than these on Crutchfield a couple years ago. It's absolutely amazing how fast speaker quality is progressing these days. These are much better. Very happy and very impressed.



So easy a girl can do it....

KSweets from Maryland on 4/17/2011

2001 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm not an expert about car stereos in any way... I have no idea about harnesses/wiring, tearing off panels in my Civic- but I did it! The speakers aren't top quality but a great replacement for the stock speakers. Now that I've put the back speakers in, I need to replace the front ones. Overall with the help of the installation guide (Master sheet) from Crutchfield, I was able to do this all on my own. It took a little longer than expected (about 2 hours). Without the Masters sheet, I would have been lost.



upgrade from stock

dortega714 from Anaheim, CA on 4/13/2011

2001 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I added 2pair of Sony Xplod 2 way speakers to replace my factory speakers. My stock speakers were the oval 6X8 but I wanted round speakers; so I replaced them with the 5.25" speakers. Crutchfield provided every adapter necessary to install the Sony speakers FREE of Charge! Along with exact vehicle instructions and not just for installing speakers; it was a full on audio installation guide. which included everything you need to know to remove stock audio and install after market audio. I was very impressed! The sound is amazing! I can finally crank up the volume without any distortion. I don't need to waist anymore time and money going to those stereo shops! Thanks Crutchfield!!!



Get what you pay for

mark from atl on 4/5/2011

2008 Toyota Yaris
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

the stock speakers in the yaris sounded better. No bass at all with the sony's. Decent highs. Maybe if a good amp and not the stock stereo was driving them. They really did sound worse than stock but one was blown.




Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Speaker Size
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Balanced Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition PEN
Woofer Composition HOP/Aramid Fiber
Woofer Surround Cloth
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 88
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 60 - 24k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 2
Maximum RMS Wattage 35
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 150
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 13/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 9/16

Product Research


Woofers: The woofers are made of Highly Oriented Polyolefine (HOP) reinforced with aramid fibers, which is 30 times as strong as regular poly. Use of this material results in less distortion and better, quicker bass response.

Treated Cloth Surrounds: Each woofer uses a treated cloth surround for added reliability and efficiency.

PEN Diaphragm Tweeters: Each speaker uses a 1" PEN (Polyethlylene Naphthalate) diaphragm balanced dome tweeter for fast transient highs with lower distortion.

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