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Boston Acoustics SC65

6-1/2" (Fits in Most 6-3/4" Locations) SC Series High Performance, Low-Profile, 2-way, Full Range Car Coaxial Speakers

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Boston Acoustics SC65

6-1/2" (Fits in Most 6-3/4" Locations) SC Series High Performance, Low-Profile, 2-way, Full Range Car Coaxial Speakers

$99.95

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  • 6-1/2" SC Series 2-Way Car Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 300 watts per pair / 150 watts each
    • RMS: 100 watts per pair / 50 watts each
  • Copolymer cone woofer
  • Butyl rubber surround
  • 3/4" Type S-1 Kortec dome tweeter
  • CATB (Contoured Asymmetrical Tweeter Baffle) delivers smooth extension
  • External crossover with 3 Tweeter levels
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • Neodymium magnet structure for extraordinary power-to-weight ratio
  • Top-mount depth: 2-7/16"
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Priced Per Pair

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.
6-3/4" (Oversized 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.
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.

Kortec® Plastic
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.
Copolymer
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.
150 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
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).
55 - 20,000 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.
2-7/16"
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.
5-3/16" x 5-3/16" 
Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.
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
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
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
69%
4 Star
23%
3 Star
8%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.7
Features
4.7
Design
4.6
Usability
4.5
great dane

Dallas Texas

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Geat Speakers from Boston Acoustics

June 8, 2012

Speakers work and sound great. Just what i expected! I dont regret my purchase!

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tyler

new york

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Not Bad

January 16, 2012

i ordered this pair of speakers for my 2001 accord coupe, the fit was a bit of an issue due to the fact that honda made it difficult to install new speakers. After some of my own craftsmanship i made them work. My problem was i needed a spacer. As far as sound is concerned, im not that impressed. I dont think they really sound much better than stock. This may be because i dont have an amp but idk. Good quality though and price of course.

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Chuck

Phoenix Az.

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Did not fit my Toyota Camry

March 28, 2011

I made some adjustments and managed to get a least a couple screws holding it in. The sound quality is awesome for the size. I have these paired with the Sc 6X9's Boston makes and they sound excellent. Worth the extra money. Much better than the references I bought for my last ride...

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Heath

Houston, Tx

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Great Subs good price

January 29, 2011

I've found these to be very good subs at a good price. Very satisfied.
The only minor item is the fuses are a little difficult to access.

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Ian

el paso, tx

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Amazing Deal

August 10, 2010

These speakers are amazing! i bought two pairs of these and they work great! Boston delivers great sound at great quality! By far the best speakers I've had yet. Pro's: the available sizes, the price for quality. very discrete. ( no one would notice them at a glance to steal.) Con's: you might have to adjust the position for the speaker and drill new holes-not a big deal at all, you gotta do what you gotta do.

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Troy

Greenfield, MA

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Nice sound quality for an inexpensive speaker.

April 1, 2010

Not that I expected any less from Boston Acoustics, but these sound great for the price I paid for them. I have a relatively high powered amp driving them (Alpine PDX 100.4), and I'm not sending low end bass...I have them crossed at about 80hz with an 18db slope using an active crossover. So I can't really speak to how they'd handle a full range application.

I'm giving them a 4 for overall...but that's just because there ARE better speakers out there, but probably not many at this price point. So they do get a 5 for value.

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Drew

Needham, MA

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Good Speaker Better Value

December 19, 2010

I bought this set last year for the backseat doors of my 08 Jeep. Good looking speaker that I bought for a price a little higher than Sonics current price, but still a great deal. I also purchased a KDC-X693 receiver from Kenwood with the speakers and with these two purchases by car sounds awesome. Mids sound good in this speaker, and the mid bass goes well with the subs. Even when I crank my subs these speakers still contribute well and create that clean sound. Doesn't have the loudest highs, but definetly worth the price. If I were to do it again I would probably spend the extra money and get the SR65 instead for the extra punch. I also didn't install them myself so I couldn't tell you if they were easy to intall or not, but I did have to purchase another frame for because they apparently didn't fit.

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Greg

Mankato, MN

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Quality set of speakers

July 26, 2012

I have a single cab Tacoma that only had two original speakers in the doors. I purchased these speakers on a hunch and I couldn't be happier. I wired them up along with a single 10 inch subwoofer and these speakers sound crystal clear, even at extremely high volume. Don't expect to generate a lot of bass from these speakers. Do expect great mid-high range sound with no distortion, even at high volumes. Exceeded my expectations for sound quality.

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Grendeldad

Middleton, WI

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good sound, good price

August 3, 2011

I used these as rear fill speakers, with more expensive Bostons up front. They function fine, sound good, and are always available at a good price. Have not used them as a primary speaker.

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Derek

Abita Springs, LA

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Boston SC65

July 26, 2011

I bought these speakers around six months ago, and paired them with my Kenwood Excelon KDC-X494 head unit. They sound great!! I also bought the SC55 for my rear deck, but haven't installed them yet. Just having these in the front doors of my Civic have made a huge difference. Sound quality is amazing, mids are tight, and highs are smooth. The tweeters are ten times better than any mylar tweeters I have ever owned. Can't wait to put the SC55's in the back!

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Josh

Fultonville, New York

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Very good speakers

November 26, 2010

I bought 2 of these for both my Chevy trucks and they are awesome. They fit perfect work great. The sound quality is great and I will definitely buy these again in the future.

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aztekk

Tucson Arizona

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Truly Terrific Sound Quality

December 23, 2013

Keeping it short and sweet, these are some of the absolute best speakers I have ever heard at any price ( I have owned sets costing multiples the price )

Clear as a bell and just as importantly, a very natural sound.

(Do not buy these if your primary interest is bass, these are geared towards sound quality and do not produce a lot of bass)

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Bradley

Hopkinsville, KY

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Great speakers

May 13, 2012

Ive had these speakers on a Boston GTA704 amp and they are really clean. The highs are clear even at really high volume levels. I'd recommend them. Even the speaker grills look good.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SC65

UPC

0690283478209

Weight

6.50lbs

Internal SKU

sc65

Internal Product ID

19853

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.

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