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Alpine S2-S65C Next-Generation S-Series 6-1/2" component speaker system

Item # 500S2S65C

These speakers provide all the wonderous detail of your favorite high-resolution audio files at an appealing price.

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These speakers provide all the wonderous detail of your favorite high-resolution audio files at an appealing price.

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About the Alpine S2-S65C

Alexander H.

It's time for high-res

We're big fans of Alpine's push to give more drivers access to high-res audio in the car. Using technology developed for their flagship F#1 Status Series, Alpine's Next Generation S-Series car speakers provide access to all the wonderous detail of your favorite high-resolution audio files at an appealing price. We recommend aftermarket power to drive these speakers, but even with factory power, their ultra-wide frequency response ensures a detailed, authentic sound.
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It's time for high-res

We're big fans of Alpine's push to give more drivers access to high-res audio in the car. Using technology developed for their flagship F#1 Status Series, Alpine's Next Generation S-Series car speakers provide access to all the wonderous detail of your favorite high-resolution audio files at an appealing price. We recommend aftermarket power to drive these speakers, but even with factory power, their ultra-wide frequency response ensures a detailed, authentic sound.

Innovative materials

Alpine packs supreme capability into these speakers by using highly effective materials and proprietary design elements. The lightweight woofer cone, crafted from polypropylene, glass fiber, and mica materials, serves up the essential high output/low distortion sound required for high-res performance. The High Amplitude Multi-Roll (HAMR) surround brings out the best in bass by allowing maximum cone movement.

A 1" separate silk dome tweeter serves up all the high-frequency detail you've been missing with factory sound. Because tweeters can be challenging to install, Alpine provides in-line crossover systems and a threaded removable housing to make sure you have what you need to make them sound their best.

Grilles are not included; the factory grilles should be suitable for most applications. Optional grilles are available for custom installations.

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Product highlights:

  • Featured in our article: Ten best component car speakers for 2024
  • 2-way component speaker system
  • 6-1/2" glass-fiber woofer cone with High-Amplitude Multi-Roll surround
  • 1" silk dome tweeter with threaded removable housing
  • handles up to 80 watts RMS (240 watts peak power)
  • frequency range: 70-40,000 Hz
  • warranty: 1 year
  • MFR # S2-S65C

What's in the box:

  • 2 Woofers
  • 2 Woofer mount adapter brackets
  • 2 Tweeters (each has a 29" length of wire attached)
  • 2 Flush mount housings (with tweeters installed)
  • 2 Tweeter grilles (fixed)
  • Two 37" Tweeter wires with in-line crossovers (each has quick slides on both ends)
  • 2 Flush mount retention rings
  • 2 Stealth brackets
  • 2 Foam self-adhesive pads
  • 2 Foam self-adhesive rings
  • Eight 1-1/8" Screws
  • Eight M4x6.5mm Machine screws with split lock washers attached
  • Eight M4 Nuts
  • 6 Flat washers
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Warranty information
  • On-line product registration information
  • Important Notice sheet
  • Declaration of conformity
  • Template and specs on box

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More details on the Alpine S2-S65C

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Cloth
Woofer Composition Polypropylene/Glass Fiber/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 55 - 40k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 80
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 240
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 1/8
Mounting Height (Inches) 0.44
Frame Width 6.506
Frame Length 6.506
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Woofer installation: Without an adapter, the woofers fit many standard 6¾" applications. Given their required cutout, they will also fit some standard 6½" applications without an adapter, but new screw holes must be drilled. Using the included adapter brackets they can be mounted in a variety of standard 3-hole 6½" applications, Ford 4-hole 6½" applications, and non-standard 6¾" applications, without any modification. Please enter your vehicle information to confirm fit.

Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeters can be flush mounted using the supplied flush mount brackets and rings. Once mounted, the tweeters can swivel approximately 20° for optimum imaging. The tweeters can also be mounted in factory tweeter locations behind factory tweeter grilles using the supplied stealth mounting brackets. (The stealth brackets have a multitude of tabs used for different mounting configurations. When not needed, the tabs are easily removed. The factory location measurements in the chart below are generally minimums, with some tabs removed.)

  Flush Mount Factory Location (bottom mount) Factory Location (top mount) Factory Location (under factory grille)
Depth 0.75" 0.721" 0.64" 0"
Height 0.35" 0" 0.08" 0.72"
Cutout Diameter 2.0" 1.25" 1.715" N/A
Frame Diameter 2.28" 1.715" 1.715" 1.715"

Crossovers: The Alpine S2-S65C features low-pass crossovers attached to each woofer's input terminal and high-pass crossovers in-line with the tweeters' speaker wires. The terminals on each tweeter wire easily plug into the tweeter and corresponding woofer. (They only plug in one way, so the polarity can't be reversed.)

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Is this a 1:1 swap? I donâ??t know much about speakers. I donâ??t want a super deep base, just something that is better than the stock. Does this also work with joyingâ??s head unit? I have the base model with a 5 inch screen and I upgraded it to joying auto's
bob jason  Dec 23, 2023
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Greetings Bob. Thank you for your question. Bass frequencies typically need more power than high frequencies. These Alpine speakers can play great bass, but with stereo power, most likely not. thats when you would want to think about adding an amplifier.
hogan  Dec 23, 2023 (Staff)
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Can the tweeter be direct wired from the amplifier or must it connect to the sub first as shown in the wiring diagram?
mike  Nov 09, 2023
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A
The Alpine S2-S65C component set comes with in-line crossovers included for the tweeters, Mike. You can direct connect to your amp (less than 80-watts RMS) and must use the included in-line crossovers for best sound and to avoid damaging your tweeters.
bo  Nov 09, 2023 (Staff)
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Should I use amp? Using new Kenwood head unit says 50 watts per Chanel. They donâ??t sound good at all?
justin  Sep 05, 2023
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These Alpine S2-S65C component speakers will sound best when used with a component amplifier, Justin. Most Kenwood radios will output around 22-watts RMS with a 50-watts peak. Since these speakers can handle 80-watts RMS, using an amplifier that delivers 75-watts RMS to the component speakers would provide the most performance and sound quality. Check out the Kenwood Excelon XR401-4 in the link below, it would be an excellent match (no pun intended)! https://www.crutchfield.com/p_113XR4014/Kenwood-Excelon-XR401-4.html
bo  Sep 05, 2023 (Staff)

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