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Rockford Fosgate Prime R169X3

6"x9" 3-way car speakers

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Whether you're building your first system or replacing some burned-out factory speakers, Rockford Fosgate's Prime Series R169X3 6"x9" speakers offer clean, powerful performance that'll keep you and your friends rockin' as you drive. Plus, Prime speakers are a great way to get Rockford Fosgate sound quality without destroying your bank account.

Rockford Fosgate Prime R169X3 speaker

The R169X3 adds a piezo supertweeter for extra detail.

Excellent factory replacement

Whether you're building your first system or replacing some burned-out factory speakers, Rockford Fosgate's Prime Series R169X3 6"x9" speakers offer clean, powerful performance that'll keep you and your friends rockin' as you drive. Plus, Prime speakers are a great way to get Rockford Fosgate sound quality without destroying your bank account.

Better components give you better detail

Each 6"x9" speaker sports a stiff polypropylene woofer cone that delivers strong drums and bass, along with clean reproduction of the midrange frequencies. The silk dome tweeter and piezo supertweeter add the excitement of strong high-frequency response to your music without a trace of harshness. The built-in crossover network divides the frequencies going to each driver, so all your music plays faithfully. Grilles are included.

These speakers sound great so crisp and clear

Dale, Arkansas

What's in the Box:

  • Two 3-Way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Two 15' Lengths of speaker wire (each has female quick-slides on one end and tinned bare wire on the other)
  • Eight 1-1/4" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Installation/Operation manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ German/ Italian)

Product Highlights:

  • 6"x9" 3-way car speakers (pair)
  • polypropylene woofer cone with rubber surround
  • 1/2" silk dome tweeter
  • piezo supertweeter
  • power range: 2-65 watts RMS (130 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 47-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-15/16"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Rockford Fosgate Prime R169X3 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(48 Reviews)

Rockford Fosgate Prime R169X3

Dale from Arkansas on 1/9/2017

2016 GMC Canyon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers sound great so crisp and clear



Great sounds in my Corolla

Joe from San Fernando, CA on 12/28/2016

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

Installed these in the rear deck of a 2009 Corolla. HUGE upgrade over the stock set-up. The factory speakers were cheap paper ones and were deteriorated pretty bad. The install went smoothly thanks to the great info provided by Crutchfield. I did have to drill new holes to fit them, but was a straight-forward job. The wiring harnesses provided for free by Crutchfield snaps right in. The sound difference over stock is AMAZING. These speakers have a punch to them, and awesome clarity on the high end. Now I need a set for the front doors... Couldn't be happier with these!

Pros: Sound Awesome

Cons: If you're not handy with a drill or other tools, maybe have a pro install them.

Great sound, good value.

Rocky from Joplin, MO on 11/8/2016

2005 Honda Accord LX
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Installation into rear deck of 2005 Honda Accord required more modifications than expected. Had to elongate mounting holes in speakers and trim factory grills on bottom to sit flush on edges of speakers. Speakers are well constructed and had excellent high frequency response immediately. Bass response improved significantly after several hours use. Overall, pleased with speakers and installation modifications were not significant. Definite improvement over factory rear speakers.

Pros: Great sound, well built speakers.

Cons: Required some mechanical modifications for my installation.

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Anonymous from Carmi, IL on 10/25/2016

1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera
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They went in our car with out any problem. Sound so much better then the stock ones.



Great sound

Scott from Pueblo, co on 10/23/2016

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
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Great sound. Easy installation

Pros: Great sound and easy installation

Cons: None

Great Speakers

Anonymous from Montrose, PA on 8/4/2016

2010 Toyota Corolla
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Speakers work great. They have good highs, lows and mid-range. Bought these as replacements for factory Toyota speakers. What an improvement over stock speakers. Only con is that they use different mounting holes than the factory ones. You actually have to drill new holes. The provided sheet metal screws are unusually long but not a huge deal. They just make installation a little cumbersome since there is not much room to work. The RF speaker quality is great. Would definitely buy again.

Pros: Free shipping. Free speaker wire connectors. Great bass, mid , highs.

Cons: Extra long sheet metal screws

Awesomely Clear

Davidg from Maryville, TN on 7/23/2016

2004 Chevrolet Impala
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These speakers are so much better than the factory ones. I put these in my daughters car and I wish I had them in mine. Very clear sound.

Pros: clear sound, easy install


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Bif from Hilliard, OH on 6/8/2016

2008 Dodge Caliber
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These are great sounding 6x9s. Note that alot of the reviews have complantients about the bass they produce. These are medium powered speakers (130w max), and do need to break in. This may take more than a month. Also these are preminum quality speakers with both tweeters, and super tweeters, so they do a much better job at reproducing the high ends. All in all for any head unit, or small amp, these are the best 6x9s your going to find outside of the comp lv speakers. Sorry for spelling and grammer errors.

Pros: Sound quality Included hardwear


Rockford 6x9 for Rear deck

Craig_A from Lawrence, Ks on 5/23/2016

2016 Toyota Camry
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These speakers are quite the upgrade from factory and put out great sound. The bass comes through nicely along with the high-end treble. Great speakers for a great price. Can't go wrong.

Pros: Great sound and great balance even with a factory headunit.

Cons: None I can tell of.

Nice speakers

Whiteshadow from Manassas, VA on 5/15/2016

2015 Jeep Patriot
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These speakers sound very nice, no complaints

Pros: Nice sounds

Cons: Didn't fit completely only used 2 of 4 screws


Tony from Ormond Beach, FL on 4/20/2016

2012 Jeep Patriot
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So I purchased the Rockford Fosgate Prime R169X3 after I had purchased the Rockford Fosgate R152's. Way better, The 6X9's deliver the bass as well as the highs and mids to make my music sound awesome. I was pleased with both purchases but removed the 152 series for the 169 series. I have placed the 152's in my girlfriends Honda and they were an improvement over her stock speakers. So we are truly pleased to have such great quality in our vehicles. This all comes from the stock stereos and we are both planning to puchase stereos from Crutchfield. Thank you. Tony.

Pros: Deep bass, Clean Highs, overall awesome sound performance.

Cons: None.

First time buyer

LD from tucson, AZ on 3/26/2016

1987 Dodge D Series

This was my first time buying a Rockford product and a 3 way speak. I decide to go with a 3-way speaker because I wanted to add a full range of sounds coming from the bottom part of my door on my 87' Dodge. I am greatly impressed with the sound quality coming from these speakers.

Pros: A great purchase price comes with mounting hardware and speaker harness adapter

Cons: None


Aaron from Pennsylvania on 3/24/2016

1998 Plymouth Neon
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They fit perfectly and sound great. I didn't have to alter anything at all. Definitly recomend

Pros: Everything great flexibility, clarity of sound, and even look too

Cons: None

Shockingly good sound

Troy from West Jordan, UT on 2/28/2016

2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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These speakers provide very good sound for the price, with a fairly even frequency response. They fit my car perfectly.

Pros: A dramatic improvement vs the factory speakers. Should've done it years ago. As they are lower power, they are a decent choice for an un-amplified head unit that only pushes 20 watts on a good day. Excellent value, easy install, and a fairly even frequency response.

Cons: Has a few hot & cold spots in the frequency response, with a very cold spot at around 500 Hz (probably where the integrated crossover is). You'll need some EQ to bring it back up. Whining over the 500Hz dip for a value speaker seems a bit petty, though.

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Brandon T from Mt Vernon, IL on 2/24/2016

1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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If you can only replace one set of speakers, look no further. These are the best. Handling the entire spectrum from Bass, mids, and highs like a champ. Super clean audio.

Pros: Super clean at any spectrum of audio. Can handle bass mid and high like no other.


over all

Whalen from woolwine va on 2/20/2016

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all in all there a great speaker setup! No there not there high end stuff. but great for a cheap speaker. Ive had better and Ive had worse.... would I buy again hell yeah!!!!!!! getting ready to order another set!!!!!!!



Great upgrade choice

Jay from Pearl, MS on 2/17/2016

2004 Toyota Corolla
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Put these in my daughters corolla and wow. What an upgrade these were. Along with The door speakers i upgraded and the new head unit the car sounds so much better. Loud and crisp without an amp. Granted not meant to rattle windows but sounds miles better.

Pros: The 3-way setup sounds great Perfect upgrade

Cons: Mounting in a corolla rear deck was somewhat aggravating but no way to avoid it. Blame toyo ;)

good speakers

golfinmike2 from fort wayne,in. on 2/6/2016

2002 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

nice sounding speakers for the price.. very fast shipping

Pros: good replacement speakers at a good price

Cons: mounting holes do not line up perfect, but with a little effort I got them to line up..

amazing sound

c_los from Peabody, Ma on 1/29/2016

2003 Dodge Neon
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Wow the sound is amazing. You won't regret buying these speakers

Pros: Everything!!!

Cons: None!!!

Durable Speakers

Addam from Oklahoma on 1/17/2016

2009 Dodge Caliber
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have bought 4 sets of these speakers over the past 8 years. 1 set for my wife's car, which are now 8 years old. 2 sets for my truck, which are now 6 years old. And this last set for my son's car. We all like our music, and we bang the heck out of these Fosgate's. All of them still sound great, even the 8-year-old ones. Great product, and very durable in my opinion.

Pros: Great price and sound. Long lasting.

Cons: None.

Awesome speakers for the price !!

corpuszero from California on 1/17/2016

1999 Toyota Camry LE
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These are great speakers that I got from the dent and scratch. They were pretty much brand new !! Installed them on my rear deck on my 1999 Toyota Camry.

Pros: Great amount of bass and volume on on 25w x 4 Panasonic Head Unit.


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Chip from Florida on 1/11/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They sound great for what they are, stock radio and all!

Pros: look and sound great

Cons: holes don't line up, so you have to do some rigging to mount them.

Great Experience

JeffV from Illinois on 1/9/2016

1997 Dodge Intrepid
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Product was packed well, shipped immediately and all connectors were included and worked for my vehicle



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Anonymous from Colorado on 12/19/2015

2012 Toyota Camry
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Installed these speakers into my 2012 Toyota Camry today. I'm running with factory stereo and they are a Huge improvement! I'm completely satisfied with these speakers as they play so clear. The price was fantastic as I picked these up on sale - great value! Install was a breeze with the rear speaker adapters. Crutchfield site says these won't work in the rear speaker location but they fit great with the right rear speaker adapters that can be picked elsewhere. Highly recommend these.



Could Be Better

Mike from Missouri on 12/12/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought these to replace my factory door speakers in my 2005 Nissan Frontier. Sound quality is decent and installation was a breeze. Due to previous reviews I looked at, I was expecting a little more bass out of these. But it works I suppose. If you want some serious bass I guess you need to buy some subwoofers. Thats why they make them. Sound isn't distorted and it comes out crystal clear...just wish they had a little more bass.

Pros: Crystal clear sound. Easy install. Nice design; would look good mounted outside of door panel.

Cons: Bass is weak

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Anonymous from Florida on 11/23/2015

2015 Jeep Patriot
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in all doors in 2015 Jeep Patriot. All clear, and full sound at max volume. Easy upgrade with the free adapters that Crutchfield includes.

Pros: The full sound . Price. Ease of install.

Cons: Didn't do it sooner.

Worked Perfectly

Byron from Utah on 11/1/2015

1997 Toyota Camry LE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers are great. I had to drill new the holes to fit th e speakers but I knew that going in.

Pros: Sound Great

Cons: None

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edowling56 from Plymouth on 6/16/2015

2007 Toyota Yaris
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Installed these on the rear deck of an '07 Yaris. I cut out the frame of the stock speaker to use as plate to attach these speakers. Worked like a charm. Excellent sound quality for the price point. Plenty of bass and high end. Mid range lacking a bit. Hey they're in a Yaris. Its ok.

Pros: Good sound quality for the price point

Cons: Thin on the mid range. No big deal.

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JamesJ from Mississippi on 6/3/2015

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The speakers were fantastic. Installed them with the instructions from the guys at Crutchfield electronics. The answered each question like they really wanted to help. I will as always buy through this organization. Cecil was simply outstanding.

Pros: quick delivery, great quality, and fantastic service

Cons: none

Great Value Speakers

JohnI from Hamilton, Virginia on 5/3/2015

Popped these into the rear deck of a 2003 Toyota Coroola for my daughter. Despite a rather poor aftermarket head unit that came with the car, these speakers provided a huge upgrade to the old paper stock speakers that came with the car. I believe the base would be there but for the power of the head unit, but as far as the bass and mid-range, these speakers sounded outstanding. At the price-point offered by Crutchfield, I highly recommend them.

Pros: Geat mid-range and tweeter response; price-point to value is outstanding.

Cons: Nothing negative in terms of performance, just installation. On a 2003 Toyota Corrola, I had to do a bit of extra modification/drilling which was a pain only b/c of the angle and space in the runk (tight).

Great Speakers

Ed from Dubuque, IA on 11/17/2014

2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I personaly like these speakers, they have great bass and sound very clear. As always great technical help from Crutchfield.



fosgate prime 6×9

jay from saint george utah on 10/23/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Absolutely love them, wish could put throughout car.

Pros: Absolutely love them. Great sound and for 6×9 they hit fairly hard.

Cons: Don't have a great job so can't buy more

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Anonymous from Beulah, nd on 10/8/2014

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have Rockford's prime components in the front, bought these for behind the seat and they combined with the s/o box's are very good.

Pros: Easy setup, great sound for the money



PapaT from Gallatin, TN on 6/6/2014

1994 Cadillac Sedan de Ville
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I bought these for the rear deck in conjunction with some smaller units for the front doors in my 1994 Cadillac DeVille. Wow. The sound quality of these speakers was much better than I expected for the price. The amount of low-end bass they carried was truly shocking, and they're running off the factory head unit. I highly recommend these as an upgrade for factory speakers, especially for the low price. Make sure you have some equalizer functionality in your head unit to get the full benefit.

Pros: Big, deep, rich bass. No distortion at nice, thick volumes. Highs and mids were clear and present.

Cons: Only thing I could possibly say is that they might have too much bass if your head unit doesn't have EQ capability to fine-tune, but that might be from the very large trunk and large interior of the Cadillac.

Quality for good price

Pete from Northern VA on 5/11/2014

2012 Nissan Xterra
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Purchased these speakers to place in the back of an SUV. Since my vehicle has a factory amplifier, I had additional wiring available behind the aftermarket Pioneer HU, These were installed in speaker boxes for use when tailgating, camping, etc. The sound quality is excellent for the price. Clear highs, and lows without distortion at decent volume. Quality construction, simple and classic look. The grille is a bit more flexible than I expected, but just need to keep heavy items away. Better to replace a dented grille than a cut speaker. Would recommend to anyone.

Pros: Crisp, clear sound, quality construction, great value

Cons: Somewhat flimsy grille.

Great product

Daniel D. from Loganville ga on 5/2/2014

1995 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound fits rite in place of the factory speakers wired up easy



Good Buy

vatb from Staunton, VA on 4/4/2014

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

Nice speakers for the price.

Pros: Good value especially for OEM speakers


Revamp the Van

William from Texas on 3/27/2014

1995 Plymouth Voyager
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very good. Close to Infinity from auto factory. Much better than stock.

Pros: Very good upgrade for a '95 minivan. Kenwood head.

Cons: Alignment holes were a little off.

Great Buy

Anonymous from Hollywood, FL on 2/3/2014

1998 Honda Accord
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a good sounding speaker. It took only a couple of days to break them in. However, for what I paid for them, this speaker sounds great. If your looking for something that won't break your pocket and sounds nice, I don't think I could of done better. Good over all range.

Pros: Sounds good and cheap. Best bang for your buck.

Cons: For my 1998 honda accord, the hole pattern did not match the factory ones and hard to make new ones.

2003 Corolla

PerpD from Ashburn, VA on 2/2/2014

Overall, great speakers! We selected our speakers by going to the new Crutchfield store in Charlottesville, VA which I highly recommend to those with that option as their new car audio simulator was very helpful is selecting the right speakers for our application. On to the speakers. The difference between these and the stock speakers was night and day. The lows were stronger, the highers existed finally! The stock speakers sounded like they were muffled and underwater when we compared them to these halfway through the install. You can't go wrong with these speakers, the music actually sounds like it was intended once you install these. Paired with Rockford Fosgate Prime R165-S in the front doors the overhauled sound system is amazing! On a side note, although the instructions provided by Crutchfield were clear, they recommended you make or purchase a speaker adapter to mount the speakers. Long story short, you will need an adapter as the stock speakers mount on holes far from the speaker and because of the way the sheet metal is bent in the vicinity of the speaker (and under the angled rear glass) I didn't even try to match drill holes in the rear deck. Anyways, I purchased some adapters online for "Rear Toyota Aftermarket Speaker Adapter 6x9 Inches" which made the install possible. Not sure why Crutchfield provides the adapter for the front door speakers and not the rear, but just be aware and plan ahead.

Pros: Excellent highs, mids and lows, especially compared to stock speakers. Wish I'd done this a long time ago!

Cons: Have found no cons with the speaker, but all 6x9 speakers for rear deck of Corolla will require an adapter which must be purchased elsewhere.

great speakers

Anonymous from Troy AL on 12/31/2013

1997 Mercury Grand Marquis
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Good product at a good price.

Pros: Price Quality Clarity

Cons: None so far

Nice Speakers

Dale from Soldotna, Alaska on 11/26/2013

2012 Jeep Compass
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very nice sounding speakers, i put them in a 2012 Jeep Compass, they are very easy to install, 25 mins for all 4 doors!

Pros: Fit perfect

Cons: None

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Martin from Greenville, SC on 10/29/2013

2003 Hyundai Sonata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased the Rockford Fosgate Prime R169X3 Speakers for my Sonata and I absolutely love them. They have good bass response and make driving a lot more fun!!!

Pros: Easy Installation, good sound, good price.

Cons: None

Good Bass response

Don C from Smithfield, VA on 10/27/2013

2004 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed these in the rear deck of a 2004 Camry and I could not be more pleased. The sound separation and clarity is about the best I have heard for the price. These are hooked up to a Kenwood Excelon X797 amp.

Pros: Clarity, bass response, separation.

Cons: none yet

Slightly disappointed but overall satisfied.

Justin P from Atlanta on 10/20/2013

2006 Honda Accord EX
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Great speaker. Great brand. Overral satisfied. But, the website informed me that the speaker is compatible with my 2006 Honda Accord EX V6 (Sedan) and then as I was checking out they informed me that I needed to use the factory speaker grilles instead of the grilles that come with the speaker. The factory grilles do not snap into place with the 3-way speaker due to the silk dome pole that the tweeter and midrange are mounted on. Therefore, it is not compatible. Not too big of a deal if you don't mind the appearance of the car while using the grilles that came with the speakers.

Pros: Great speaker. Excellent sound.

Cons: N/A


john h from kirkland wa on 9/30/2013

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great sound



Great buy for the price

shawn B from Rochester, NY on 7/8/2013

1985 Chevrolet Camaro
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install. Sounds a LOT better than the factory speakers

Pros: Clear sound. Ease of install.

Cons: Not really a con, just an observation with any speaker. I would suggest adding a sub woofer to this install for better reach into the lower sound range for a deeper and enhanced base.

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John from San Diego, CA on 5/19/2013

These speakers rock. They sound really good for 6x9 speakers. They put out good bass and highs sound really clear. You can't go wrong with Rockford Fosgate.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: None.


Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Speaker Size 6X9
Design 3-way
Tweeter Design 1/2" Dome
Tweeter Composition Silk
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 90
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 93
Frequency Response 47 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 2
Maximum RMS Wattage 65
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 130
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 15/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 3 5/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 0

Product Research


Klippel Analysis: By using a state-of-the-art Klippel Distortion Analyzer, Rockford Fosgate engineers can optimize the speaker's motor structure, voice coil alignment, and suspension for the best possible performance and the lowest distortion.

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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  Apr 11, 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  May 11, 2015 ]  Staff