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Alpine SPS-500

5-1/4" Type-S Series 2-way Speakers

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Alpine SPS-510

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  • 5-1/4" Type S Series Car Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 340 watts per pair / 170 watts each
    • RMS: 110 watts per pair / 55 watts each
  • Poly-mica cone woofer
  • Rubber surround
  • 3/4" Silk dome tweeter
  • Optimized air-flow design
  • Stamped steel basket frame
  • Affordable premium quality upgrade to your factory audio system
  • Great power-efficient speakers
  • Swivel-mount tweeter
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • Square-wire short voice coil
  • Low distortion strontium magnet
  • Top-mount depth: 2"
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Alpine products are warranted solely by Sonic Electronix, Inc. under the same period and terms as the original Alpine warranty. Sonic Electronix is not an Authorized Alpine Dealer and Alpine requires all merchandise purchased by Sonic Electronix customers to be returned solely to Sonic Electronix. Alpine products are also covered by our Standard Return Policy for returns on exchanges or refunds within 30 days from the date of purchase.

Priced Per Pair

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Alpine SPS-510)
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(previous model, replaced by Alpine SPS-500)

Speaker Specifications

Series
This is the manufacturer product line of speakers.
Priced Per
Car Speakers are typically sold in pairs so you will receive 2 speakers for each speaker purchase on speakers marked "Priced Per Pair". If a speaker is marked "Priced Per Each" then the speaker is sold individually and each purchase you make will result in 1 speaker. High-powered tweeters, midrange and full-range pro audio for car speakers are typically sold per each speaker.
Speaker Size
Refers to the size of the speaker measured in inches. Every vehicle has standard application sizes. Please use our vehicle fitment guide for your vehicle's specific speaker sizes if you do not know them.
5-1/4"
Design
The number of individual drivers in a car speaker. Speakers with 2 drivers are known as a 2-way, and 3 drivers are known as a 3-way. Component systems are often referred to as "separates" because the tweeter is not attached to the midwoofer (main speaker driver) and mounts separately in a location such as a door post. Component systems typically come with an external crossover so you can easily adjust the high and low frequencies sent to both the midwoofer and the tweeter. Center channel speakers are great for those looking to have surround sound in their vehicle.
2-way
Tweeter Design
Designs such as cone, dome, semi-dome, balanced dome, and whizzer are most popular. Cone tweeters are simple, efficient and typically are the most reasonably priced. Dome tweeters are used in most home speakers, and provide a smoother and more accurate sound. Semi-dome design is one with a dome placed inside a cone. A Balanced dome driver is a semi-dome with equal reproduction area given the cone and dome portions of the driver. A whizzer tweeter is a separate tweeter cone driven by the voice coil of the woofer.
Dome
Tweeter Size
Refers to the size of the tweeter. Typically, smaller tweeters produces less output with higher frequency response.
Tweeter Composition
Materials such as polypropylene, silk, cloth, and paper are the most common, where as many more recent tweeters are now manufactured with composites such as Aluminum, Titanium, Mylar, and other materials.

PEI is an acronym for "Polyetherimide" which is an amorphous, amber transparent, high-performance thermoplastic.

Silk
Woofer Composition
Lightweight woofer cone materials are essential for efficient operation. Poly cones produce exceptional sound and are sturdy against various changes in temperature. Paper cones are very efficient, and when treated for moisture resistance, will perform at a high level. Poly refers to polypropylene, which is thermoplastic or fibers that are polymers of propylene. IMPP refers to injection molded polypropylene, a commonly used process and material in speakers.
Polymer/Mica Composite
Woofer Surround
A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
Rubber
Peak Power Handling
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
170 watts
RMS Power Handling
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
55 watts
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
87 dB
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
80 - 22000 Hz
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
4 ohms
Shallow Mount Installation
This means that the subwoofer/speaker is designed to be installed in areas that do not have a lot of space. Shallow mount subwoofers are typically found under a seat or behind the seat in some trucks.

Shallow mount speakers will typically have a mounting depth of 2" or less, while shallow mount subwoofers will typically have a mounting depth of 3" or less.

Yes
Top-Mount Depth
The depth when installed on top of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the bottom of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
2"
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches, required to contain the speaker.
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches or millimeters, required to contain the speaker.
5-1/16" x 5-1/16" 
Speaker Grilles
A grating or screen of metal or plastic bars or wires, mounted in front of a speaker as protection. If yes, the speakers will include matching speaker grilles. If no, there are no grilles included.
Yes

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
80%
4 Star
20%
3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.9
Value
4.9
Features
4.7
Design
4.9
Usability
4.9
Greyson

Windsor, CA

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Awesome Speakers!

March 22, 2010

I bought theses speakers with confidence, because made by Alpine, and these speakers sounded way better than expected. For only 5 1/4" speakers, they have pretty good bass as well

Pros - Very clear sounding with great highs, awesome mids and good lows
- Great price for what you get
- Replaced my Infinity speakers

Cons- Absolutely none!


Recommended to anyone!

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Braden

Canada

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Awesome purchase!

June 2, 2011

These speakers own up! They have excellent sound quality and they can get loud! You can crank these speakers and they will not distort and the music stays extremely clear. Well worth the price and very durable. I recommend these speakers to anyone who want to have the best in clarity!

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C Dubya

Tacoma, WA

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Great Value and Quality

April 28, 2011

Great speakers put in my girlfriend's Honda Civic. Speakers have clear crisp sound for the price. Delivery was great as well. I would say to anyone that ask that they would be wasting money on anything else.

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JT

BASS LAKE CA.

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ALPINE SPS-500 CAR SPEAKERS

March 20, 2011

I have used Alpine products for years in many vehicles. The reason why I used these this time was Sonics recommendation. I like this company and it's personnel so I trust their judgement. Thank you Alpine for a great product and thanks Sonic for the great customer relationship I enjoy with you.

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Dez

Mew, Meow

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Alpine SPS-500

January 12, 2011

It's working pretty nifty so far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bought it cause it was cheap and I don't know much about speakerology

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Richard

Lake Grove, NY

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Great Speakers...

January 28, 2010

great speakers for a simple up grade. but you also have to option of amping if you wanted to... i love the speakers!!! and sonic electronix is a great site to navigate. plus the customer service is awesome!!!

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Aaron

Nebraska

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Very good premium speaker's LOUD............!!

May 25, 2009

I got these speaker's and im pushing them with a kenwood KDC-X991 deck and man alive (CRISP) and (CLEAN) and also perfect match cus that deck let's you sound stage your system......so yea im geting a set of component's......they are EVEN BETTER....can't wait but get alpine speaker's if you want TRUE (CLARITY)......The best ive HER"D......and don't go above 60rms if your just gonna run the speaker's off of a head unit....other wize you havtta AMP them 2 get a clear sound and wile there up as loud as you can go.....i went with 50rms limit for me and my alpine speaker's work fine....well get them you will love every penny of them get ALPINE.!!!!

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Xovaan

Carlsbad, CA

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Great Speakers

May 17, 2009

The range on these speakers are great. I got a pair for the back of my Volvo 240 wagon and while there were spacing issues, this is a problem of fitting speakers too big for the back doors but was correctly fixed with adding spacing to the mounts. (not a speaker related problem at all)

The sound is loud and they seem to be very warm. I am thoroughly impressed and my passengers have no issues with the sound as well.

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Big D

Fort Edward, NY

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Great Quality

December 11, 2011

These are very good quality speakers. I would recommend these for anyone who wants quality sound & power in your ride.

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ROB

Australia

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great choice great value

October 27, 2011

I've used many brands of speakers, and i definately recommend the alpines 500, i bought 1 set of alpines sps500 from sonic, and was so happy wth them, i bought another 3 sets for my e38 750 bmw, i also purchased other items from sonic and the service is fantastic prompt, keep up the good work guys, pleasure doing business. -Rob, Australia

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cocinera

java va

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excellent product

October 25, 2011

i love the sound these speakers can give i would recommend this to my friends and family any time. Alpine products are great and high quality.

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Stephen

Carbondale, PA

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Amazing Sound

July 25, 2011

Speakers sound great. Great quality at a good price.

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alex

weaver, alabama

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sounds great!!

March 16, 2011

these speakers sound great! the sound is clear. i would recommend them

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brian

Auburn, AL

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Loud and clear

January 21, 2011

Best sounding door speaker at high volume without an external amp. Want another pair soon.

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Jeff

Boise, ID

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Awesome speakers!

December 1, 2010

Alpine is a great brand and always makes wonderful products. These 6x9's hit nice and hard I don't even use a sub and am pleased with the level of bass. Great choice!

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

Streetwires 25 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

You need speaker wire to connect your speakers!

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12-10 AWG Butt Connectors

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12-10 AWG Yellow T-Tap Adapters

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12-10 AWG Quick Disconnect Connectors

These yellow quick disconnect connectors make it easy to connect and disconnect speaker wire your to your new aftermarket speakers!

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Dynamat Xtreme Speaker Kit 10415

Enough sound dampening for 2 speakers!

Your Price $17.95

Stinger Roadkill Speaker Kit

Use this to eliminate rattle from your speakers!

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Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

Includes Test Light, Crimp/Splice Tool, Multi-bit Screwdriver and more.

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Xscorpion 9-Piece Nylon Plastic Pry and Chisel Tool Set

Easily removes dash/trims, door clips, panels and pins, rubber grommets and vehicle emblems.

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Xscorpion WDCR2 Window and Door Clip Remover

Removes and installs handle and window crank clips.

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3 in 1 Wire Quick Splice T-Tap and Butt Connector Crimper + Wire Cutter

Used for cutting copper and aluminum wires up to 8 gauge.

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NVX SDRLR1 Sound Dampening Rubber Roller

Install your Sound Dampening with ease! This heavy duty rubber roller is designed specifically to install your NVX products!

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Speaker Baffles for your Speakers

Enhance the sound of your speakers with these easy to install speaker baffles.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SPS-500

UPC

793276601353

Weight

4.03lbs

Internal SKU

sps500

Internal Product ID

11571

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Alpine SPS-500