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Rockford Fosgate PRIME R1693

6" x 9" 3-way Full-Range Car Speakers

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General Features:

  • 6" x 9" 3-way Prime Series Full Range Car Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 240 watts per pair / 120 watts each
    • RMS: 120 watts per pair / 60 watts each
  • Mica-injected, polypropylene cone woofer
  • Foam surround
  • 1-3/4" Mylar midrange driver
  • 1/2" Mylar balanced dome tweeter
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • Top-mount depth: 2-7/8"
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Priced Per Pair

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Rockford Fosgate R169X3)

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" x 9"
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.
120 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.
60 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".
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).
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.

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.
2-7/8"
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.
3-5/16"
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.
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
71%
4 Star
21%
3 Star
6%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
3%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.4
Value
4.6
Features
4.5
Design
4.6
Usability
4.6
Razor

Atlanta, GA

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Good Bang For Buck

February 15, 2012

First of all, great price! Bought these for a replacement of factory speakers in my 99 Grand Am GT Coupe. Perfect fit with no mods needed, just access old ones, remove and drop in. Other sites may say they are not compatible but they are for this vehicle. Sound good for the price and use them with the 12" amplified Bazooka tube, bought from Sonic, and best sounding system for all around price and package. Love Sonic, one stop shop. Thank you Sonic!!

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chris

east providence, RI

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Buy these

March 12, 2013

Not expensive, but great. They do get loud, nothing to hear 2 blocks down but the sound in the car is so CLEAN and CLEAR.

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Tim

New Florence, PA

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More than expected

November 10, 2012

I got these to install into my friends truck and rockford is a pretty good brand i just didnt know how their prime line of products were. i was really impressed by the amount of sound that these 6x9"s put out. they are just running off of the stock head unit. i can only imgine what they would sound like giving them the full 60w RMS they can handle.

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Msd98

Waukesha, Wi

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Good Deal

August 8, 2012

Best deal I could find on name brand, quality speakers. They sounds great. Took some jerry-rigging to get into the Camry I put them in (Toyota has odd mounts).

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steve

Metairie, LA

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Very Good Deals!

April 12, 2012

Really enjoy the speakers & what a price! A very good value. Installed them myself and never had a problem.

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James

Waycross, GA

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Good sound

March 30, 2012

The bass isn't real good but the highs make u hear every word and every hi hat.. I would recommend for a full system not just for bass but they sound great!

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smitty

east helena

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rock hard

March 30, 2012

I like these rockfords they hit hard and sound good for the money yes very good sound Im very happy with them

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Oatz

Portsmouth, VA

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March 25, 2012

Got these to replace the stock ones in my rear deck. They have tweeters so it picks up all the highs. They don't have much bass but that's what subs are for.

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ese vato

englewood , co

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great value great sound

March 6, 2012

Very good sound and looks.

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Scott

Pana,Il

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rockford fosgate

February 22, 2012

I would recommend Rockford Fosgate.

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Vaez

Puerto Rico

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Great Deal

January 24, 2012

Great sound and great price.

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Wilcox1976

Taylors, SC

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Better then Factory speakers

December 26, 2011

I bought a set of these for my Honda Odyssey Van to replace a set of speakers. I was surprised by the somewhat small magnets when I took them out of the box. (I'm old school and we always used to talk about 20oz magnets) I was looking on-line for the weight of the magnets now I know why they hide those specs. They installed pretty straightforward in the 6X9 cutouts for the old speakers. The grills look great and protect the speakers well. The Sony XM120 amp I was driving them with had developed fault in the protection circuit so it took me another two hours to find the internal fault in the amp and reinstall in in the van. I listened to a couple different type of music and felt the audio quality was okay but nothing to write home about. I need set of 6x9s for another car and will probably look to a different brand or a better model within R.F.

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Christopher

Bayonne, NJ

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Best Bang for buck with Great Sound Stage

October 10, 2011

I purchased the JVC KD-R610 Radio along with this complete Rockford Fosgate Prime R1652-S Component Speakerís System for the front of my car and matching Rockford Fosgate Prime R1693 Full Range 3 Way Speakerís for the rear. And the sound was a dynamic difference and amazing compared to the original sound stage. I can actually thank the sales man at Sonic for recommending the Rockford Fosgate Prime complete front & rear sound and didn't pay much at all for both sets. This is not only the best bang for buck but I can seriously say I am completely satisfied.

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Lost Sheep

Canada

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Great Value

October 10, 2011

Great bang for the buck speaker, would recomend.

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Randy

Norwalk CA

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Great rear deck replacement

October 8, 2011

I got these as a replacement for my 2002 Pontiac grand prix gt. I also got the adapter wire kit so this was truly a plug and play application. They sound great and fit perfect. Could not ask for too much more.

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Andrew

Pomona ca

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Good speaker

October 6, 2011

Big difference in sound quality compared to the stock paper cone speakers that used to be in my car.

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Ben

Lexington, KY

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Good budget speaker

October 4, 2011

I have these ran off a 2 channel rockford amp around 100+ watts @4ohms and they sound pretty clear. They are in ported boxes in the back of my Firebird and will play LOUD and have some thump. In the front I have Polk 6.5's for nice highs and mids. The bass is a little muddy from these 6x9s but that is mostly due to the ported boxes I think. Highs are ok but I think most Polk speakers sound richer. I bought them for the brand name to match my amp and price. Bottom line is I like my setup for the price. My opinion If you want more bass=KICKER For more full high range=POLK

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Lunchbox

Bozeman, MT

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Work perfectly!

June 21, 2011

Installed these in the doors of my 1980 Dodge PowerWagon 150 after junking the garbage Jensen 6x9s that some moron installed. These look nice and clean for the year, nothing too excessive that says "Steal me! I'm expensive!" on them. I want my truck looking nice and not worth breaking into to steal the equipment that cost more than my truck. They sound great, and the best, cheap option for my money. They aren't thumpers, but I just wanted some good speakers to put in my old clunker. These come with screws and the cheap metal brackets you can screw into through larger holes to secure the speakers in place.

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justin

Canada

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Great value

June 21, 2011

Great fitment into stock slots, sound great for my stock replacements.

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Bobby

Bourg, LA

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Good for the Money

June 7, 2011

I installed these speakers in my jeep and they rock, didn't want to spend a hole lot of money on speakes to be bounced around in the back. Good choice and quality. thanks

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Accessory Tools and Products

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NVX SDRLR1 Sound Dampening Rubber Roller

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

R1693

UPC

780687329273

Weight

8.00lbs

Internal SKU

r1693

Internal Product ID

18299

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 PRIME R1693