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Rockford Fosgate PRIME R1652-S

6-1/2" 2-way Component Car Speakers System

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Rockford Fosgate PRIME R165-S

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  • 6-1/2" 2-way Prime Series Component System
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 160 watts per set / 80 watts each side
    • RMS: 80 watts per set / 40 watts each side
  • 1/2" Mylar balanced dome tweeter with an in-line crossover delivers crisp high frequency response
  • Easy installation of flush, surface, or angle mount
  • Mica injected polypropylene cone for extended frequency response and accommodates direct OEM installation
  • Foam surround allowing fluid movements for accurate sound reproduction
  • High quality speakers perfect for replacing original factory equipment
  • Stamped steel basket
  • Frequency response: 55 - 20,000 Hz
  • Crossover Frequency: 12,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 89 dB
  • Impedance: 4 Ohm
  • Grilles and hardware included
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Priced Per Complete Component System: 2 midwoofers and 2 tweeters

Note: Crossover is integrated into the tweeter housing for compact installation.

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Rockford Fosgate PRIME R165-S)

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.
2-way Component System
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.

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).
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.
2-5/16"
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.
2-3/16"
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.
5-23/32" x 5-23/32" 
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
67%
4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
7%
1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

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4.6
Value
4.5
Features
4.6
Design
4.6
Usability
4.5

RJ

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

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GREAT PRODUCT Rockford Fosgate R1652-S

July 31, 2011

Great product, great sound. The tweeters really woke up my system.

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Alex

Pembroke Pines, FL

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Good, Affordable Sound

May 28, 2011

These are good speakers. I installed them in my single cab truck, so it filled the small space really well. I wish the mid ranges were a bit stronger, but the tweeters were great. Combine these with some 6x9's behind the seats and it would have been perfect. They look plain, which is both good and bad (depending on what your taste is)....I did have to modify the metal door frame to fit the speakers, (I guess since these are technically "oversized" 6 1/2"'s I should have expected it). Besides that, the installation was smooth and I never had any problems with them after installation. The built in crossovers also helped, since I didn't have to buy external ones.

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Jdharv67

texas

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Excellent sounds using a quality deck!!

May 16, 2011

I paired these up with a JVC XR810 head unit using NO amp. You don't need an amp using these speakers and a good quality head unit. Mine is rated at 20 watts RMS and 50 watts max. They sound very clear, much better than coaxial speakers! They are very loud using just the deck. Excellent highs with nice mids. Im very impressed with the quality in construction and sound. Trust me when I say get these!

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Jay

Louisiana

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Great components.

February 21, 2011

I'm using these in my 04 Tahoe, front and rear doors. They get extremely loud for the money and have pretty good midbass as well. I'd recommend them for sure!

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Kevin

Barnesville, GA

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Enjoy them while they last.

February 2, 2014

I have had these speakers for just over a year and already I'm looking for replacements.... the tweets are still going strong though

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Richard

Graham, TX

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OK Speakers

August 15, 2012

I bought these to put into a vehicle I was selling. They sounded ok. These were ran off of a basic head unit and paired up with some 4x6's in the rear. I'm sure they would sound better with a complete system with a sub and ran off of a good amp.

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Arik

Valencia, CA

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Perfect Speakers

March 13, 2012

I put these in my 1998 accord along with a 4-channel amp. It sounds great been using for 5 months and no problems.

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Gabriel

Delano, CA

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good brand this is all i have is rockford fosgate

January 2, 2012

Good brand, the best speakers for highs.

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Jean

Orlando, FL

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Very pleased

December 12, 2011

I bought these for my dads work van and we were both very pleased. The only bad part was that my dad isn't that technologically smart so he had to call me for some help to hook them up, besides that they're perfect. Shipping directly to PR was also a nice plus!

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Michael

Hays, KS

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Best Bang For Your Buck!

December 7, 2011

Being on a budget, and a Fosgate fan, I opted to purchase these speakers. I was a little leery of the product line, but I was proved wrong. The sound is crystal clear and loud. I would recommend these speakers to anyone who has the room and is on a budget.

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squishimonster

sylmar ca

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awesomeness in a little black box

November 20, 2011

I greatly recommend these speakers i bought these Fosgates being sketchy about them but they lived up to my expectations. I purchased them from Sonic Electronix under a bid offer which was a great deal. I replaced some old mb quartz out for these bad boys and the highs were much more crisper and mids were better than I expected. I have them being powered by a 800w Soundstream along with some pioneer 6x9 4 ways alone with out the woofer they give enough bass.

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jameswh0

Atlanta, GA

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Sounds great!

November 11, 2011

I purchased these for my Toyota Sequoia to replace the factory. Sounds much better than the factory even with just the factory head-unit. Can't beat the sound for the price from these guys!

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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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bogdan

wallington, NJ

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GREAT SPEAKERS !!!

April 16, 2011

I have had these in for around a week now and WOW they are Awesome!! If your on the fence about getting them just do it!

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Wayne

Lake of the Ozarks, MO

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Great Mid-Price Value

January 11, 2011

I just put these on my old Pioneer 4 x 45 head unit and they really sound great. Not sure about a higher end system, but if you are just looking for great tunes, these will do you right.

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Accessory Tools and Products

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You need speaker wire to connect your speakers!

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100% Copper Clad Aluminum, PVC blended jacket for easy installation and high strand count for maximum audio quality

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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

Allows for fast and easy splicing of wires by easily tapping into the cable.

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16-14 AWG Quick Disconnect Connectors

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

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NVX SDSK2 Speaker Kit

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

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Dynamat Xtreme Speaker Kit 10415

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

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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 WDCR2 Window and Door Clip Remover

Removes and installs handle and window crank clips.

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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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XTC 6-1/2" Round Large Frame, Shallow Foam Speaker Baffles

Creates a tight seal behind speaker for enhanced audio quality.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

R1652-S

UPC

780687329945

Weight

5.00lbs

Internal SKU

r1652s

Internal Product ID

22626

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 R1652-S