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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.
The SPR-60 6-1/2" 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.
Alpine uses powerful neodymium magnets which are much smaller than traditional magnets, so the SPR-60's high-density polymer frames will fit into more places than most 6-1/2" 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.
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Easy to install and awesome quality
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Easy to install and awesome quality
Very good sound from the midrange to high frequencies. A bit lacking on the low range for me. And equilizer would be needed to fine tune the high frequency as is with all speakers. Great speakers a a low price. Instalation was easy
Pros: Great highs
Cons: Lacking bass punch
I installed 2 pairs of these in my travel trailer, probably not normal, they sound great and the improvement over the 24 Watts max factory speakers makes it worthwhile. If anyone else does this I want to say that I checked every measurement I thought before I order them and I forgot about the slide out, I got very lucky. Unfortunately I forgot to take the Alpine grill decals out of the box.
Cons: Not buying them sooner
Sound Great. Fit perfect in back deck of 2012 Civic SI. No modifications needed.
These sound really good in my Ford Focus, major upgrade from stock. The sound is much better than the stock speakers, more detail, more bass. Now I need an amp to really enjoy these!
Crystal clear highs and hard hitting lows! Don't let the size of that tiny magnet fool you. I was worried that I was going to fry these speakers having just the 2 sets in my front and rear doors paired up with an alpine pdx 4.150 amp. Well, they can take it. They get loud enough to make your ears feel like they are going to bleed and sound great while doing it. Killer speakers for the price! If you have to use the grills, they aren't excessively gaudy like most are these days, so your install still remains clean.
Pros: Killer sound Lightweight but strong design Tiny magnet makes it easier to fit in tight spaces
Cons: None that I have found
Put these in the back doors of my truck and they go great with my components in the front, must have can't go wrong with alpine
Pros: Great sound all through the range! Easy install
excellent speakers I would buy again .
Pros: Easy to install and directions for crutchfield were excellent
These can go so loud and stay so clear I will definitely buy again
Alpine type r is amazing sound quality specially with amplifier
Installed these in my 2004 chevy Silverado and what a difference from the factory bose. Hooked the 400 watt alpine amp and the spr-60c up front and it is crystal clear very happy with the sound quality now.
Installed this component set and it was a definite upgrade to the stock non JBL system on my 17 Tacoma. Then later on when I connected an Alpine amp to the speakers I experienced how great these components can be. Worth the money.
Pros: Superior Alpine quality
Great speakers, plan on amplifying them later, but great upgrade over my stock Alpine speaker in the 2017 challenger. Even though Crutchfield says they don't fit; they actually do. They actually fit better than the JBL I originally ordered.
Cons: Crutchfield states they won't fit meaning no free installation gear, but as for the speaker no cons.
Alpine top notch without hesitation a very well made speaker and performs like A Champ will definitely buy another set for the rear doors on my truck
I needed to replace my rear door speakers because one of my tweeters started to fail. I wanted to get a speaker that could handle the power my amp puts out, which is 125x4 @4ohm RMS. I was just going to replace it with the newer model of my current speaker, but I was never really happy with the harshness of the kaladex tweeters. I wanted to go silk dome. I went to my local car audio shop that specializes in high end audio, and was able to audition the SPR-60's. They sounded amazing. I was even able to compare them to the new version of my previous speaker's manufacture with silk domes, and it wasn't even close. I would have bought the SPR-60's right there on the spot, but they would not price match. One thing that was holding me back from buying the SPR-60's originally is that I was being told they wouldn't fit in my truck's rear door. Crutchfield's site is incorrect. I'm here to tell you, yes, yes they do! After some careful measuring, all it required was a little bit of work with a dremel and a drill bit, to the Alpine supplied speaker adapter, and removing a little with of plastic on the back side of the speaker grill on the inside of the door pad. The end result is amazing, and worth it! I wish I could post pictures to show how simple it is to make it fit.
Pros: Amazing sound and power handling
Installed the speakers after I had the front set installed, all Alpine R series now. Love listening to music now. Needed to order mounts, speakers just won't line up right without them.
wonderful product that worked easily to upgrade stock factory speakers in my silverado truck-and the sound these produce is rich and strong, i am very pleased with these!
Pros: Fits factory door opening nicely with no extra worry or aggravavtion
Cons: none really
Have SPR's in front and rear. Biggest complaint is that they terribly inefficient @ 90db and take a lot of power to make them loud. I have a JBL, 75 watt x 4 channel amp and have to turn the gains at 2/3 just to hear moderate volume. Also, they aren't as bright, crisp and detailed like infinity kappa's. If enclosed they might sound half way descent but who encloses speakers in their doors? Don't buy these mediocre speakers.
Pros: Will fit in tight locations.
Cons: Too inefficient. Requires a lot of power. Distortion in mid range at full volume. No detail. Not impressive enough to be high end.
I purchased these speakers through a local shop and must say that I am more than satisfied. I was a little skeptical at first but after the owner explained that alpine obtained a well known audio engineer a few years back they have been extremely focused on delivering truly exceptional sound out of their products, I figured I'd try them. I was previously a fan of Boston acoustics, infinity, and polk to name a few. I have these powered by an alpine 90w rms amp and these are the cleanest, loudest speakers I have heard for their size. I had to use kicker ks speakers in the back, due to limited space, and what a difference. The kickers sound terrible compared to the alpines at loud volume. I was shocked as I've used kicker before. Never again. As long as alpine keep delivering speakers like this I will only use their products. I mounted them in the front doors of a 2014 Honda civic sedan. Crutchfield says they won't fit?
Pros: Excellent sound
Cons: Power hungry
Installed in a 2008 Toyota FJ with a Kenwood head unit. Easy install bracket and sound is fantastic!
Pros: Price (open box), easy if install and factory replacement brackets.
I got these as a gift, although I pretty much told the gifter they were what I wanted. I have run several sets of Alpines over the years and keep going back for good reason. As most of the other reviewers have mentioned, these are a fantastic speaker. The only poor reviews are from people who are starving them of power. You can't run these off a head unit and expect anything out of them. If you can't give them at least 75-80 watts RMS then don't bother. These are big boy speakers and need big boy power. Just because you spend 600 bucks on a new head unit doesn't mean you can run these speakers. I am giving 4 of them 100 watts RMS class AB power and they sound as good or better than my old Boston Accoustic Rallye 6x9's. Anyone who says they are a bad speaker clearly has not been giving them the juice they need.
Pros: durable, massive power handling, stylish.
Cons: Makes my ears bleed from deafening, crystal clear sound.
Awesome sound with great clarity can't wait to see what more I can get out of them with an amp.
Pros: Easy install
I've always used Alpine equipment in all of my vehicles, and have never been disappointed. These speakers produce incredible sound, and can handle a lot of power. Even with the volume turned way up, they sound is clear of distortion. Excellent speakers!!
Installed these in a Harley Street Glide. I bought the Focal fd 2.350 to drive them. They were the only 6.5" 2 way speakers I could find that were rated to handle the rms of the amp. So far all I can say is that they are very loud. I have some adjusting to do to the amp and EQ. You're not going to get a great deal of bass out of these but I think they'll sound great on a motorcycle at highway speeds. If I were to put them in a vehicle I would want to pair them with a good subwoofer. The tech person I spoke with was very helpful.
Pros: Volume is great.
Cons: lacks bass
I wish there was a half star rating because that would still be generous. I see this review as an opportunity to save some people money and hassle before they make a huge mistake. These are so bad I dont know where to start. Listen most importantly dont buy these off reviews! IDK what people hear but clearly they havent heard a quality speaker. On forums people warned me to stay away from aline mids and I didnt listen to them and should have. My doors are deadened completely and these were getting 50rms each. I tried evey way possible to make them sound good. they have a very hollow thin sound to them. and midbass none no midbass. im not talking about low end im talking about midbass which doesnt exist. I know there are people saying these are amazing. But if you know about car audio and have had alot of speakers these will let you down very hard. I had a cheap set of kicker c series that blew these away in evey category and a high end set of mb quarts that also blew them away. This is the worst spesker Ive ever heard in my life. I only hope this reaches some people and saves them some money and time. Not to mention the volume at the same level was lower than every speaker we compared these to much much lower.
Pros: Look Nice
Cons: No Bass No Mids No Volume No Anything Pure Junk!!
Great sound & great price. AAA+++
Replaced stock (but premium) Monsoon sound system in 2006 JettaTDI. Crutchfield provided wrong mounting bracket so I had to purchase a speaker adapter kit from local audio store. The Jetta has for lack of a better description a sound tube for the woofer component speaker. The spacer is required to get the speaker to extend far enough into the tube to provide decent sound, as well as clear the interior of the door for the power window. Grill design of the door does not allow you to cut it out to put the alpine speaker cover in, so you're left with a less than optimal grill design for an excellent sounding speaker. Speaker quality is superb, and it is mated with pioneers AVH top-of-the-line audio system. I only replaced the rear woofer, leaving all of the other components in place, but wow what a difference. The alpine speaker is so efficient from stock that I had to move fader placement forward four steps to provide proper balance. Great bass and outstanding mid range.
Pros: Fantastic sound quality
Cons: Some of that sound quality is wasted as the door grill design cannot be modified.
I've been an devoted Harley rider for many years and I've either ridden Ultra Classics or Street Glides. With either one, it has always been a must to change out the speakers on these bikes. The Alpine SPR-60 6.5 speakers have proven to be a good investment. They are a little pricy but well worth the money. I have used 2ohms and 4 ohms systems in the past and found that the 4 ohms systems seam to sound clearer and provide more bang for the buck. I used Arc Audio adapter rings, a Hawg Wired amp and a set of Alpine speakers on my latest project. Talk about a perfect match up. The sound is incredible and clear at high speeds. The speakers are rated a 2-100 RMS and I run about 100 watts through each of them. This is truly a loud speaker with clarity. So far, no problems running them in inclement weather. If your wanting to upgrade the stereo on your Harley cruiser, I highly recommend these speakers. You will need an amp as stock Harley systems are 2 ohms and these are 4 ohms speakers. Happy motoring and ride safe.
Pros: Durable loud speaker that lives up to it's name.
Cons: A little pricy, connectors are small and fragile. Had to solder the wires to the connectors.
Apine -Need I say more!Great crisp clean mids and unbelievable handling capacity from such small speakers.
Pros: Crisp clean mids,unique styling,and great power handling
Cons: None other than they come with no connectors so you have to solder them.
Even with my stock amp these speakers are crisp and provide an amazing amount of base
Pros: Great sound quality, easy installation.
Cons: None I observed
In my previous installs, I had always like Boston Acoustics, but since they stopped making car speakers, I decided to go with these Alpine Type R's. The sound quality of them is night and day compared to stock speakers and they're very well constructed. I can't wait to hear how good they sound when I add on my PDX-V9 amp.
Pros: Great clarity and some bass out of these speakers. I'll have a sub in shortly though as I didn't get them for their bass.
Cons: None really that I've noticed yet.
The speakers were very easy to install and sound much better than the factory speakers ever did.
Pros: Easy to install, good sound, adjustable tweeter position
Cons: None so far
Read some of the reviews installed these to replace my factory stock kickers not to much difference in sound with stock set up after hooking up my 4 channel amp with dsp " digital signal processor" these speakers came alive if your running a stock system don't expect to much from any aftermarket speaker
Pros: light weight sound clear and crisp
Cons: None so far
These were installed in the front kick panels of an early ford bronco, powered by an alpine head unit and alpine 4ch amp. In the back seat area are a pair of cheap separates. The separates have a nice crisp high end where the alpines are very mid range and fail in comparison. Removing these alpines and replacing them with Infinity separates.
Pros: Lacking bright higher hertz, these would be great rear deck speakers.
Cons: Too much mid range!
I have never had speakers that sounds this good. All I can say is Wow.
Hard to beleive these are 6.5" speakers. They sound great
Pros: Easy Installation
I have to admit that when my advisor Troy recommended these speakers, I was skeptical. The magnet looked way too small. But these were the largest speakers that I could get for the small openings in my rear deck and I needed something that could hold its own. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised! They have a very nice tight sound and the bass that they can handle is impressive. I would tell anyone who needs a lot of speaker for a small opening or a great set of mids to give these a shot. You WILL be impressed.
Pros: Tight bass and ultra crisp highs. More than you would expect from a speaker of this size. Handles plenty of power.
Cons: None that I have found so far. Extremely satisfied.
These speakers are the bomb! I installed them in the front doors of my 2002 Toyota 4runner LE. The highs and lows are so crisp and the range of these speakers just blew me away! I wish my rear doors had been big enough to fit two more of these babies! Awesome product, couldn't be happier!
Pros: Easy to install Amazing range Crisp and clear sound
To start with, I visited several stores and sound tested many speakers and was surprised to find that these Alpine speakers were consistently of of the few best. Others in the same price range often times sounded pretty awful. I installed these with the Alpine CDE-HD138BT CD Receiver. I briefly tested them with a Toyota stock receiver and was not impressed with the sound (lower power, cheap receiver.) But with the sound with the CDE-HD138BT was night and day. I mention this because you may not get the results you're looking for i you're merely upgrading the speakers and keeping the stock receiver. It all depends. With the Alpine CDE-HD138BT these speakers sound pretty amazing. I am running with the receiver's power, no amp, but it's clear that with more power these speakers would sound better. Without the amp they sound best at higher volumes but the bass falls off at lower volumes. I'm considering getting, at minimum the Alpine KTP-445U "Power Pack" Amp. Highs, mids, and lows are all reproduced with amazing accuracy. They don't have strong bass, at least not without an amp, but I really didn't expect much more from a 6-3/4" 2-way speaker. There is no distortion and the highs are so clear that I can easily tell the difference in sound quality between lower an higher bit rate MP3s, how bad Satellite radio quality is, and how amazing CDs and high bit rate MP3s can sound. I'm very satisfied with these speakers.
Pros: Amazingly clear highs and mids.
Cons: Weak bass at low volumes without an amp.
I installed 2 of these with a hight powered head unit and they were great. That vehicle was sold, as the speakers removed and put into a new Silverado. Bites the big one to be sure. The factory unit cannot come close to powering these speakers. Now have a much degraded sound, actually is pathetic. BUT, I am adding an external amp and totally expect to receive even better sound than before. Just mentioning this for those who read from some how speakers with heavier magnets sound so bad with factory head units. It is because the std sterio's output very little power @ 2v, to save $. So stock speakers have tiny magnets. It takes power to push the speaker against a large magnet. Does not mean you have to be loud, just to have the power there. This is where the DB range comes in when you look to purchase speakers. Do not buy more than you need.
Had a pair of the Alpine SPR 17c's which sounded great! However one went bad and I bought these to replace the old set. WOW! You would never think you would get the quality sound out of speakers having such a small magnets and being so light. These things are AWESOME!!! Blow away SPR-17's. Clarity was amazing even cranked way up! These speakers need some power to really rock so make sure you use an amp. These were installed in my 93 toyota mr2 turbo.
Pros: light weight, shallower mounting depth, better overall sound quality compaired to last years model.
Cons: nothing. These are great.
Had Alpine factory speakers in my previous car (Dodge) and they were awesome, so I immediately looked at Alpine for the new car. These speakers don't disappoint. Many people suggest using an amp with them. I'm only using my head unit, didn't want to go through the extra work of installing an amp. It's pretty loud as things are, but I would love to hear these speakers at full power with an amp. I can't believe the amount of bass from these tiny things. Very happy overall. Great price, quality speaker, sounds excellent.
Pros: Great sound, easy to install.
Installed in my 2012 Scion tC to replaced OEM and they sound amazing. Highs are more clear and the bass produced from just the stock deck is amazing. I cannot wait to power these with an amp and really see what they can do. 100 watts RMS? My deck Might be putting out 40 max, these bad boys are going to come alive once powered by a decent amp. I would recommend getting these.
Surprisingly sound very good when hooked up to Rockford Fosgate Amp and installed on my motorcycle! More bass than expected and sounds a lot better than my HawgWired system.
First, don't expect to be blow away by Alpines new Type-R's if you're running a factory deck or not supplying any after market power to them. In order for these bad boys to impress, put AT LEAST 50W to em. When I hooked them up to 80W and place in my '07 Grand Cherokee Rear Doors the cab finally gave me that filled sound and balance. Not to mention the quality of the build is incredible for just a 2way 6.5"..... I would not hesitate to recommend these 2ways to anyone using aftermarket power, but if you're down in the 10-12W RMS.....you'll be spending money on something you won't be able to hear.
Maybe it's the stock premium GM/Delco original deck in my Silverado, and limiting their true capability, but I was expecting to be impressed after I swapped out the factory speakers for these Alpines. They're not bad, but I was not impressed.
|Speaker Size||6 1/2|
|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)||88|
|Sensitivity at 2.83 volts||N/A|
|Frequency Response||65 - 29k Hz|
|Minimum RMS Wattage||2|
|Maximum RMS Wattage||100|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||300|
|Top-mount Depth (Inches)||2 5/16|
|Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||5 5/16|
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.
Mounting: Out of the box the SPR-60 is a 6-3/4" speaker. Using the included brackets they are also compatible with standard 6-1/2" applications, Ford 6-1/2" 4-hole applications, and select non-standard GM and Chrysler 6-3/4" applications. Please confirm fit using the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector.
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I used aftermarket better wire with crimp connectors specific to positive and negative speaker terminals. [ anthony Nov 26, 2016 ]
The terminal ends in the speaker hav positive and negative ends, each a different size for less confusion [ RANDALL Nov 25, 2016 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Krissy Jul 08, 2016 ] Staff
For 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 Jan 04, 2016 ] Staff
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Krissy Jun 22, 2014 ] Staff