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Alpine SPS-517

Type S 5"x7"/6"x8" 2-way car speakers

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Overview

Our take on the Alpine SPS-517

The sonic specialists at Alpine optimize their SPS-517 5"x7" speakers for great range and impressive tone definition, even at low power levels. You can connect these versatile Type-S Series speakers to your factory stereo for an immediate sonic improvement, or hook them up to a powerful aftermarket stereo or amp for increased performance.

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The sonic specialists at Alpine optimize their SPS-517 5"x7" speakers for great range and impressive tone definition, even at low power levels. You can connect these versatile Type-S Series speakers to your factory stereo for an immediate sonic improvement, or hook them up to a powerful aftermarket stereo or amp for increased performance.

Mineral-fortified polypropylene cones are exceptionally stiff, yet lightweight, which means they can push out accurate bass and deliver clear midrange. Resilient rubber surrounds help keep the woofer centered for accurate cone movement, reducing distortion. Silk dome tweeters provide warm high notes that bring out the character of the instruments and vocals. Grilles are not included — factory grilles are appropriate for most installations.

Priced per pair

Great speaker, fit perfectly. Definitely a noticeable difference between the OEM speakers. The only problem now is I need to replace the other speakers.

Anonymous, Fairfax, VA

What's in the Box:

  • Two 2-Way speakers
  • 2 Bottom mount brackets
  • Two 6x8 Special application brackets
  • Two 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
  • Eight 1/4" Screws
  • 8 Flat washers
  • 8 Speed clips
  • 8 Plastic spacers
  • 2 Strips of self-adhesive foam gasket
  • Warranty information
  • Important Notice sheet
  • Template and specs on box

Product Highlights:

  • 5"x7"/6"x8" 2-way speakers (pair)
  • mineral-fortified polypropylene woofer cone with rubber surround
  • 1" silk dome tweeter
  • power range: 2-75 watts RMS (230 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 73-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-5/16"
  • grilles not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs

General
Speaker Size 5X7
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Dome
Tweeter Composition Silk
Woofer Composition Poly-Mica
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 88
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 73 - 22k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 2
Maximum RMS Wattage 75
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 230
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 3/4
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 0

Product Research

Features

Poly-Mica Cone: Each SPS-517 speaker features a Poly-Mica cone and rubber surround. Mica adds strength and heat resistance to polypropylene, resulting in reduced distortion and improved reliability.

Silk Dome Tweeters: Each speaker has a 1" Wide-Range Silk Dome Tweeter for smooth high frequencies. The tweeters also swivel up to 10° so you can optimize them based on your listening position.

Efficient Design: The SPS-517's high-efficiency design allows the speaker to be powered by your factory or aftermarket head unit, resulting in an easy system improvement for many vehicles requiring 5x7 or 6x8 speakers.

Shallow-Design: The shallow polymer frame allows easy installation in a wide range OEM locations.

Mounting: Using the included brackets the SPS-517s can be top or bottom mounted in a variety of 5x7 and 6x8 applications.

No Grilles: No grilles are included with these speakers.

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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models 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 and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Kenny  Jun 23, 2016 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your speakers 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 07, 2015 ]  Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Alpine SPS-517 speakers won't fit in the rear, because the magnet diameter is too large to fit in the factory opening. You can more space to work with in the front, so they will fit there. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Jun 25, 2014 ]  Staff
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