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Alpine R-S65C

R-Series 6-1/2" component speaker system

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825 Gardens Blvd

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Our take on the Alpine R-S65C

Choosing Alpine for your upgrade is like choosing chocolate at the ice cream counter — it's a classic for a reason. You can't go wrong with Alpine's undying commitment to quality sound and attention to detail, and their thunderous R-Series component speakers deliver the goods when your urge to crank the volume is unstoppable.

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Upgrade with Alpine excellence

Choosing Alpine for your upgrade is like choosing chocolate at the ice cream counter — it's a classic for a reason. You can't go wrong with Alpine's undying commitment to quality sound and attention to detail, and their thunderous R-Series component speakers deliver the goods when your urge to crank the volume is unstoppable.

Component sound

This R-S65 6-1/2" component speaker system features a hybrid fiber woofer cone that satisfies your need for strong bass response. A deluxe surround allows consistent, extended cone movement that pushes a lot of air for high-impact sound and guarantees a long life in your car doors. And when it comes to the highs, a 1" separate silk tweeter brings on a level of smoothness that enhances your music with detail, depth, and no shrillness. Alpine includes a pair of external crossovers that are compact enough to easily stash away in most nooks or crannies.

Handles up to 100 watts

Alpine has designed these components to work perfectly with your car stereo, but they'll really come into their own when you power them with an outboard amp. Power handling up to 100 watts RMS ensures you can get big, dynamic sound and plenty of volume out of these sturdy speakers. So, prepare yourself for a no-regrets sound upgrade.

Product Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two woofers, 2 tweeters, and 2 external crossovers
  • 6-1/2" hybrid fiber woofer with multi-roll rubber surround
  • 1" silk dome tweeter
  • handles up to 100 watts RMS (300 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 65-29,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • woofer top-mount depth: 2-3/8"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Woofers
  • Two 6-1/2" Adapter rings (includes GM/Chrysler)
  • Two 6x8 Adapter rings
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Grille badges
  • 2 Tweeters (each has an attached 28" length of wire)
  • 2 Tweeter grilles (installed)
  • 2 Swivel flush mount housings (with tweeters installed)
  • Two tweeter crossovers (each has attached 32" input and 12" output wires)
  • 2 Flush mount retention rings
  • 2 Stealth brackets
  • 2 Adhesive backed foam pads
  • 2 Adhesive backed foam rings
  • Eight 1-1/8" Screws
  • Eight M4x12mm Machine screws
  • Eight 1/2" Screws
  • 8 Speed-clips
  • Four 5" Zip ties
  • 2 Pieces of two-sided tape
  • Warranty information
  • Important Notice
  • On-line product registration information
  • Templates and specs on box

Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.


Alpine R-S65C Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(3 Reviews)

Alpine R-S65C

Anonymous from Massapequa, NY on 1/4/2018

2013 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound



Alpine 6 1/2

Adam from Plymouth, WI on 7/12/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Too big for my doors; factory grills are no longer compatible and if I want a grill, I will have to figure out how to use the Alpine ones. Radio and CD player they sound fine; but Bluetooth and Pandora the speakers sound really soft.

Pros: Good speakers over all.

Cons: They don't fit my doors.

Great sound!

Nikolas from Flinton Pa on 5/15/2017

2008 Subaru Impreza
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

If you want a good speaker for a mid range price. These are the way to go. Really great sound.

Pros: Easy install, sounds great, and good price.



Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Silk
Woofer Composition Hybrid Fiber
Woofer Surround Multi-Roll Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 88
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 65 - 29k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 100
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 300
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 3/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/8
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 5/16

Product Research


Woofer Mounting: Although Alpine describes the woofers' size as 6-1/2, without adapter brackets the woofers fit many standard 6-3/4 applications. Using the two types of adapter brackets included, they can be mounted in a wide variety of 6-1/2, 6-3/4, 5x7, and 6x8 applications. Please enter you vehicle information to confirm fit.

HAMR Surround: Type-R speakers use Alpine's multi roll HAMR surround (patent pending), a technology developed for Alpine subwoofers that maintains control and stability at higher volume levels. HAMR surround combines increased cone area and long linear cone excursion for deep, powerful bass response.

Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeters come installed in a swiveling flush-mount housing. You can also install the tweeters behind factory grilles using the included stealth mount brackets. The stealth mount brackets can be top or bottom mounted. The installed tweeter dimensions are:

  Flush Mount (swivel) Factory Location (bottom mount) Factory Location (top mount)
Mounting Depth 0.657" 0.756" 0"
Mounting Height 0.436" 0" 0.756"
Cutout Diameter 2.005" N/A N/A
Frame Diameter 2.277" 1.723" x 2.5" 1.723" x 2.5"

Crossovers: The R-S65C features low-pass crossovers attached to each woofer's input terminal and separate high-pass crossovers in-line between the woofers and tweeters. Because the crossovers are separate, the system can be bi-amped. Two-sided tape is included to mount the high-pass crossovers and their dimensions are:

  • Width: 2.475" (2.686" including wire)
  • Height: 0.96"
  • Depth: 1.27"

Tweeter Attenuation: Each crossover has four tweeter level options, allowing you to precisely tune the high frequencies to the car interior and tweeter placement. Using the supplied jumpers select 0dB (no attenuation), -2dB, -4dB, or -6dB.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

Have liked type R's I've had in the past. hope the new ones sound just as good. [ Patrick  Jan 11, 2018 ]
2 different sound shops recommended the speakers. The sound was better than others in their class and price range. [ Susan  Dec 19, 2017 ]
Previous experience with the brand [ Robert  Dec 17, 2017 ]

3 questions already asked

You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Nov 29, 2017 ]  Staff
They are the direct replacements for the discontinued SPR-60C so, the two models are more similar than they are different. They are still great speakers and use the same materials for both the midbass drivers (hybrid fiber) & tweeters (silk). [ Ryan  Nov 22, 2017 ]  Staff
Yes, I have them paired with an excelon 600 watt amp, however it is only driving 100 watts per channel. [ Kevin  Nov 05, 2017 ]