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Rockford Fosgate R1653

6-1/2" 3-way Prime Series Full Range Speakers

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Rockford Fosgate R165

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  • 6-1/2" 3-way Prime Series Full Range Car Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 160 watts per pair / 80 watts each
    • RMS: 80 watts per pair / 40 watts each
  • Mica-injected, polypropylene cone woofer
  • Foam surround
  • 1/2" Mylar balanced dome tweeter
  • Piezo supertweeter
  • Stamped steel basket
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • Top-mount depth: 2"
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Priced Per Pair

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Rockford Fosgate R165)

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.
6-1/2"
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.
3-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.
Balanced 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.

Mylar
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.
Mica Injected Polypropylene (MIPP)
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.
Foam
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.
80 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.
40 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".
89 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).
48 - 22,000 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.

No
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.
2-1/4"
Bottom-Mount Depth
The depth when installed from the bottom of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the top of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
2-5/16"
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.
5-3/4" x 5-3/4" 
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
65%
4 Star
27%
3 Star
4%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
4%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.5
Value
4.7
Features
4.4
Design
4.5
Usability
4.7
Feli10

Hope,ar

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Great Product

February 26, 2012

Very good product sounds good the only bad thing about it is that it will hurt your hearing! Recommend this product!

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Bradley

Davison, MI

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Krisp highs and no distortion

December 3, 2012

I only have these runnin off my cd player so I know they could probably use a couple more watts but they sound pretty damn good to me as is and these arn't my first aftermarket speakers. Gotta luv Rockford! Can't go wrong for the price.

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wardy

Guam

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good quality...

February 10, 2012

I highly recommend this product. Cheap, affordable, good quality and brand. Thank you, I will come back for more.

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Brent

North Platte, NE.

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great value, better performance

August 28, 2011

great replacement speakers! Put them in the doors of my 97 gmc pickup, they were reasonably priced, and are a huge improvement over stock speakers! I'm very happy with these.

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Randy

Vancouver

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AWESOME! CANT GET BETTER.

February 19, 2012

I got my speakers fast. 3 day after I ordered. Installed easyer then ever. Had them rockin about a hour after I got the package. Like I said, fast.

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Geo

Chicago

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great speakers

November 4, 2011

Brought 4 of these speakers to put in my SUV, and I have to tell you, they rock. I could not believe the sound and power (bass) that comes out of these speakers. I have recommended to all my friends, it makes my ride a lot more enjoyable. One more thing, you cannot beat the price.

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gimbly

wildwood nj

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killer speakers

November 2, 2011

I only have one complaint I had to replace my other speakers as well because the sound and clarity of these speakers far surpassed what my pioneers were capable of after about six (6) month they still sound as great as when i first installed them. Many thanx for offering a great product at an even better price.

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jerryirish

corbin ky

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great buy

September 22, 2011

Got it fast great product.

2 of 3 found this helpful

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Nicholas

Milford, NH

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Good speakers for the price

July 12, 2011

Not bad speakers but my old Alpines that I had in my Jeep Wrangler sounded better. I replaced the stock door speakers in my Scion Tc with these because they were inexpensive. Overall, I'm pretty happy with them. On a side note, get the RF tweeters if you need some. They are amazing. I got a pair for some more treble and they are great.

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Kyle

West Bend, WI

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Great speakers!

January 6, 2012

Sound quality is great, no issues with crackling or popping when at higher volumes.

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marcus

Birmingham, AL

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iiiight

November 9, 2011

I bought these to replace busted factory speakers...They sound good...I probably have to many watts going to them but they haven't busted yet.

Now I did blow the 6x9's RF's but these 6 1/2s are doing just fine loud-n-clear...

pros: they are cheap and quality. (RF's)

con: foam surround not as duraible as rubber

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Z

WV

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Excellent value

September 19, 2011

These things sound great. It makes me wish I didn't buy $90 Alpine's for my fronts.

1 of 2 found this helpful

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Chevycobalt

Eastman, GA

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Great Sound

September 5, 2011

These speakers sound great and were a great bargain. I installed them in a 2005 Chevy Cobalt (factory head unit) and they fit perfectly. They replaced the busted, worn out factories.

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Derek

RI

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Great!!

September 1, 2011

Speakers sounds great!!

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rico

atlanta ga

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nice lil speakers

August 17, 2011

Used these in a custom install in a convertible. Decent midbass and crisp highs. Didn't take too much power either.

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Laredo

NJ

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Unsure

July 12, 2011

I bought these along with a pair of MB Quarts... They seemed like the best bang for the buck replacement speakers for my girls 94 civic. Once I got the old ones out and was ready to install these. I realized both the Rockfords and MBs were too deep to fit in the stock locations and the speaker frames were even too large to easily slide into these same locations. So in the end my cheapest option was to trade them at the flea-market for some shallow mount Pioneers that fit just right with no modification but sound like a**!

All in all I wish I had read the size specs on these speakers and measured twice before ordering them without mounting rings or something. They would have really screamed nicely off my 4-chan... But whatevs, its my girls car and she cant tell the difference in sound either way :/

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Bobby

MN

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Good Speakers

July 5, 2011

Easy way to upgrade your speakers. Improve sound quality without using much power. Overall the speakers perform well and I have had no problems installing them.

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Drew

kingsport,TN

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Great Speakers !!

June 22, 2011

So I bought these speakers for this price about 6 months ago ... and man all i got to say is they are amazing

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robert

Layton, UT

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Excellent value

June 20, 2011

These speakers are inexpensive yet built very nicely. They produce great mids and highs which is what they should be used for. Not a ton of bass, but that isn't there purpose anyways. They sound great, just be aware that these are really 6 3/4 inch speakers and not 6 1/2 inchers. This may make them not fit into you're factory openings. I had to modify mine a bit to make them fit, kind of a pain, but it was worth it for the sound!

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john

california

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Decent

April 26, 2011

Sound very good. Downside is they are not amazingly efficient. Very very clear sound but if you are running them off your deck, there are other speakers that will be louder with the same amount of power. Good set of speakers if you have a moderate system with maybe a single sub. 4 of these couldn't keep up with 2 underpowered 12" L7s in a small sealed box. my 4" Polk Audio DB speakers are much louder and clearer(no bass though).

Overall very good speakers if you have no subs or small subs and running off the deck. Though I think they would respond well to being amp'd.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

R1653

UPC

780687329266

Weight

4.50lbs

Internal SKU

r1653

Internal Product ID

18298

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: Rockford Fosgate R1653

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