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Type-R 5-1/4" 2-way car speakers
Item # 500SPR50 | MFR # SPR-50
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Our take on the Alpine SPR-50 by Crutchfield's Buck Pomerantz
Exceptional performance, even at high volume
Like it loud? Alpine designed their Type-R speakers for people who like to turn it up. They'll deliver big, dynamic sound with plenty of bass, and they'll handle lots of volume. They'll work great with your car stereo, but they really come into their own when you power them with an outboard amp.
Fine-tuned for clarity and balance
The SPR-50 5-1/4" speakers feature multi-layer hybrid fiber woofer cones that deliver really strong bass response. Alpine's adapted the specially ridged surround, originally developed for their subs, to these speakers, so you get consistent, extended cone movement that pushes a lot of air. The silk tweeters produce smooth highs that bring out your music's detail and depth with no shrillness. Alpine mounts an EQ ring in front of the tweeters to help disperse the highs for a larger listening "sweet spot" in your ride. Plus, you can swivel the tweeters to focus the sound better for your seating position.
Smaller, stronger neodymium magnets
Alpine uses powerful neodymium magnets which are much smaller than traditional magnets, so the SPR-50's high-density polymer frames will fit into more places than most 5-1/4" speakers. Type-R speakers have earned their reputation in the past as the masters of "crank it to the max," but Alpine has really kicked the performance factor of the latest models up a notch or two.
Priced per pair
THESE SPEAKERS FIT AND SOUND EXCELLENT!
Anonymous, Guilford, CT
What's in the Box:
- Two 2-way 5-1/4" Speakers
- 2 Grilles
- 2 Grille badges
- Eight 1-1/8" Self-tapping screws
- 8 Speed clips
- Warranty information
- Important Notice sheet
- Template and specs on box
- 5-1/4" 2-way car speakers (pair)
- multi-layer hybrid fiber woofer cone
- High Amplitude Multi Roll (HAMR) Santoprene® rubber surround
- 1" swiveling silk dome tweeter
- power range: 2-90 watts RMS (270 watts peak power)
- frequency response: 70-29,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 87 dB
- top-mount depth: 2-1/4"
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Alpine SPR-50 Reviews
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Features and Specs
|Speaker Size||5 1/4|
|Tweeter Design||1" Dome|
|Woofer Composition||Multi-Layer Hybrid Fiber|
|Woofer Surround||Santoprene Rubber|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter)||87|
|Sensitivity at 2.83 volts||N/A|
|Frequency Response||70 - 29k Hz|
|Minimum RMS Wattage||2|
|Maximum RMS Wattage||90|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||270|
|Top-mount Depth (Inches)||2 1/4|
|Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||4 5/8|
Woofers: The Alpine Type-R series coaxial speakers feature multi-layered hybrid fiber woofer cones. For durability and superior linearity, the woofers use rubber surrounds.
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.
Swiveling Tweeters: The speakers are equipped with 1" (25mm) silk dome tweeters. Alpine's EQ Ring improves the tweeter's dispersion characteristics, providing excellent off-axis response. You can also tilt the tweeters up to 15° to focus the sound where it should be, not pointed at your feet.
Neodymium Magnet: The new smaller neodymium magnet on the Type-R series allows the speaker dimensions to be smaller, making them easier to install in a wide variety of vehicles. They are also lighter than designs using standard magnet technology.
HD Polymer Frame: The new Type-R speakers use a revolutionary HD Polymer frame, making the speaker stronger, lighter, and easier to install.
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3 questions already asked
I have them in my Kenworth Semi-truck and they work fine. They're definitely exposed to road vibrations and bumps etc. Weather I can't answer totally because mine aren't ever exposed to moisture. but heat and cold don't seem to be a problem. [ Greg Apr 20, 2016 ]
Not sure about the fairing. I have them the rear speaker pods on my Harley Ultra & they sound good - no noticeable vibration. I try not to let them get too wet since they are not weatherproof. However, I don't think an occasional rain shower should be a problem. In the fairing they will have even less exposure to the elements so I think they should hold up fine. [ James M. Apr 20, 2016 ]
I would say more smooth than crisp and that's what I was looking for. That said I find today's speakers to be more crisp and detailed by design, so that characteristic exists in the Alpine's along with the ability to smooth it out to personal preference. I have put 2 pair of Alpine's in 2 older model vehicles in the past 2 years and have been very pleased. [ Nathaniel Dec 23, 2015 ]
Crisp and detailed. If you can mount the tweeter satelite a distance away from the primary speaker, closer to your ear, spacing them apart will give you much better sound. [ Bruce Dec 22, 2015 ]
They aren't weather proof however I have them in an open top jeep wrangler and they've been rained on a few times and haven't had any problems yet. [ George David May 08, 2015 ]
I don't think it states that they are rated as waterproof, but I run em in the rollbar of my jeep and have my top down most of the time and it's been a year n still like new...great speakers! [ Tanner May 08, 2015 ]
No [ RYAN May 08, 2015 ]