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|August 28, 2011||Great Value Upgrade with Alpine Quality||
Midwest Convertible from Kansas
I just finished installing a set of Alpine SPS-517 speakers in a 1995 Mustang convertible as replacements to the stock 5x7/6x8 “premium sound” Ford speakers. They are driven by a 16 watt per channel Alpine iDA-x303 head unit without an external amplifier.
The SPS-517s were mounted vertically in the stock rear speaker locations. After getting the top 2 screw holes to line up with this speaker, the bottom screw holes were off just enough to not fit nor allow for new holes. Thankfully, these speakers have extra tabs on each end which I was able to use after drilling a new hole through the stock bracket. The three screw mount is very solid. Alpine DOES include the pigtails to connect the SPS-517 speakers to the stock wiring or you can buy one of the various stock speaker connector wires specific to your vehicle and avoid splicing completely.
The stock front speakers were also replaced with Alpine SPS-610C Component speakers.
The sound created by the SPS-517 speakers is a tremendous upgrade over stock even with the internal 16 watt per channel head unit. The performance of these speakers is excellent for the cost. Paired up with the SPS-610C’s in the front there is ample sound to enjoy music on the highway with the top down. For a bit more oomph, an Alpine KTP-445 head unit amp would provide a clean 45 watts per channel. However, if you are considering a high power external amplifier for your car you should probably spring for a Type-R or Type-X speaker set instead of the Type-S.