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Boss SE552

5-1/4" 2-way Chaos Special Edition Speakers


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Boss CER552

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  • 5-1/4" Chaos Special Edition Series Car Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 200 watts per pair / 100 watts each
    • RMS: 100 watts per pair / 50 watts each
  • Injection molded polypropylene cone woofer
  • Butyl rubber surround
  • 1" Polymide dome tweeter
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • 1" High temperature aluminum voice coil
  • 20oz. Magnet
  • Top-mount depth: 1-11/16"
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Priced Per Pair

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Boss CER552)

Speaker Specifications

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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
Injection Molded Polypropylene (IMPP)
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.
Butyl 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.
100 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.
50 watts
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".
90 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).
100 - 18000 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.

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.
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches, required to contain the speaker.
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.
Number of Speakers
This is the number of speaker that is included in the package. Each purchase will result in receiving the number of speakers indicated here. Please note that some items will have multiple woofers in the same enclosure. For sets of component speakers, this number will refer to the number of sets of speakers (For example, 2 would indicate the purchase includes 2 woofers and 2 tweeters).

Please refer to the product image and description for further details about the speaker.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
2 years
Labor Warranty Duration
2 years
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Average Attribution Rating


Shelton, WA

Good value

February 11, 2013

Great price and good sound. the wires that came with it were too flimsy and had to be replaced. I would recommend these speakers otherwise.

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Good Buy

October 19, 2012

Good product. The only problem I ran in to was on my door and a few pins falling behind where I couldn't reach them so I get a rattle when the music is to loud. Product looked great worked great and I managed to get it installed without a single problem. I cant attest to their durability because its only been 6 months and I expect them to last another 10 years like my stock speakers did. Couldn't beat the price on em and they came with a neat screen I could have used but didn't need to because my speakers are set into the doors. Great product and I have absolutely no complaints about it.

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North East MD

Boss SE552 speakers

January 8, 2010

These speakers have great range and handle the loud as well as the softer frequencies coming through them. They were easy to install and hook up. These speakers continue to ensure there is music in my life.

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Winter Park, FL

Great value!

March 6, 2012

These were a perfect fit for my 1972 Mustang, as replacement speakers. Thank you!

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Carrollton, Georgia

Great product

February 29, 2012

I put my Boss radio in my 1999 Ford Mustang and it's been amazing after that. I've got a lot of compliments on my radio since it's been put in. This item is a great buy. The price is unbeatable, you couldn't get a better performance with this price. It's a win win situation.

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Va Beach, Va

Great seller

June 15, 2010

I bought a set of Boss SE552 from Sonic Electronix and they work great. Cheap price too. I would recommend Sonic to anyone looking to buy audio system.

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lorain, OH

great value

December 30, 2009

the value is high, they sound pretty good for what they are

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Spend more

February 19, 2011

This is the first time I have purchased truly cheap cars speakers and it will also be the last time. I bought a second car (beater) and since the 18 year old facotry speakers were shot I decided to try some cheap replacements. The high-grade materials of these Boss speakers sold me on them. However high-grade materials mean little when one of the speakers arrives with a bad voice coil.

In short, you get what you pay for and in my case I got 1 working speaker and 1 that sounds worse than the 18 year old paper oem speaker with the foam surround completely missing. Caveat emptor.

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Great price - Still holding up after 6mo.

November 15, 2010

Replaced front door speakers in my 97 Volvo 850 GLT with the SE552's. The screw holes didn't line up perfect so I drilled 2 new holes through the plastic mounts, no big deal. My connectors fit fine but were a little loose so I secured them with electrical tape. The speakers sound great powered by my low-end head unit though it's only pushing 40Wx4. They will distort at high volume just like any other speaker in this price range. If you need cheap replacement speakers and you're not too picky I'd say this is your best bargain for brand new speakers.

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Accessory Tools and Products

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16-14 AWG Butt Connectors

These blue butt connectors are ideal when connecting thicker speaker wire your new aftermarket speakers!

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16-14 AWG Blue T-Tap Adapters

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NVX SDSK2 Speaker Kit

Eliminates speaker panel distortion and reduces vibration, rattles, and squeaks!

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Enough sound dampening for 2 speakers!

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Stinger Roadkill Speaker Kit

Use this to eliminate rattle from your speakers!

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Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

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Universal Wire Puller & Grabber

Running wires has never been easier! This wire puller allows you to run wires through those hard to reach places!

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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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Removes and installs handle and window crank clips.

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NVX SDRLR1 Sound Dampening Rubber Roller

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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: Boss SE552