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VIBE Audio BlackDeath QB69 (BDQB69)

Rectangular 6" x 9" 3-way Triaxial Black Death Speakers (BD-QB69)


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Audiophile Grade Speakers at Their Finest

For serious car audio enthusiasts, the Black Death series by Vibe audio delivers an audiophile sound like no other speaker on the market. These speakers were designed in England with precision tolerances and very specific materials that make an excellent speaker. The angular torsion basket will support the small parts of the motor and will dissipate heat quickly. The magnets that are used in the Black Death speakers are made of Ferrite for high and efficient power handling. The over-sized design of the dust cap provides more output than your average speaker of the same size. For an efficient and clear speaker that you can rely on, look no further than the Black Death series by Vibe Audio.
  • 6" x 9" 3-way Triaxial Black Death Rectangular Speakers
  • Power Handling
    • Peak: 600 watts per set / 300 watts each side
    • RMS: 200 watts per set / 100 watts each side
  • Absorbing polypropylene woofer cone for enhanced depth and clarity of bass
  • Butyl rubber surrounds
  • 2" Aluminum midrange driver
  • 1" Titanium dome swivel tweeter
  • Rubber gasket ensures a perfect seal
  • Cast aluminum angular torsion chassis
  • Protective removable ABS grilles
  • Single spider design provides control and stability
  • Single 40 oz Ferrite magnet
  • Rubber magnet boot protects the magnet and can be removed for shallower installation depth
  • Separate passive crossover network
  • Screw down terminals
  • 2-1/2" Voice coil
  • Sensitivity: 93 dB
  • Frequency Response: 30-25,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 4 ohm
  • Mounting Depth: 3-15/16"
  • Mounting Diameter: 6-3/4" x 8-3/4"
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Priced Per Pair

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Speaker Specifications

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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"
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.
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.
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.
600 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.
200 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".
93 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).
30 - 25,000 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.
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.
6-3/4" x 8-3/4" 
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.
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).

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Parts Warranty Duration
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Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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astoria, OR

The Best

November 10, 2010

These are the best 6 by 9's i have ever used. my box actually came with a advisory sticker saying that my set was used for the pictures on this website. I will post a video on youtube soon. these things have soo much bass that they lift up a 10 pound piece of plywood and 30 farad capaciter of my back deck running only 75 watts rms a piece

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huntington beach, CA


June 3, 2011

Going off of my previous review.. I bought a Alpine 4ch amp that provides 300w RMS @ ohm per ch for 2ch mode.. I cannot begin to explain to you the drastic difference it has made. These speakers go LOUD, CLEAN, and CLEAR! Bass is loud and deep.. It is like I have subs! If you do not want to get a sub, these are a great alternative. They are Superb speakers! The amplifier will make all the difference however. Previously with these and the JBL P963s I was using an Alpine KTP-445, but removed that for the Alpine FRP-F600 that I got at a steal of a price. Night and Day difference.

When these speakers are in stock, do not hesitate to get them! You will not be disappointed!

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Chicago , Il

Superior quality

November 29, 2011

If your suffering from weak and sloppy bass from your 6x9's & if you have dull lifeless sound coming from them mainstream names well then these blackdeath 6x9's will turbo charge the music sound in your car. I went through kicker, alpine, infinity, focal and these blackdeath 6x9's but them all to shame these are the most explosive sounding and looking speakers in there size category period and only Sonic Electronix got'em so grab them before they are out of stock cause these things go fast I had to wait a little time to get back in stock so hurry you'll love 'em.

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Lodi, CA

Great Speakers

August 13, 2011

I bought these speakers based on user reviews on this site and others. There wasn't any where close for me to go and listen to them. I'm glad I went with Vibe Audio. The speakers are made very well, workmanship is top notch. The sound is tight and clear with plenty of bass. They do want power, I don't know if a headunit would be enough, I'm thinking not. I recommend this speaker and Vibe in general without question.

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Covington, GA


August 8, 2011

Great sound!

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Larry Vfac Washington

Woodbridge, va


May 14, 2012

My Audiobahn murder-Series are more wattage but I have heard these and YES! Time to switch out to these.

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mega bass

December 8, 2011

Great bass for a 6x9. Only problem is where to mount them. Had to build box for back of my Jimmy.

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Plano, TX

Sounds amazing for size

October 25, 2011

The speakers sound great with great bass, as long as you have an amp strong enough to push them.

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Huntington, CA

Good Stuff

June 2, 2011

Little background on myself. Audiophile, sound engineer, prefers JBL's neutral sound.

I had a pair of JBL P963s in the same car/enclosure/power, a '76 Corvette Stingray. I loved the P963s. The vocals and mids were great, as well as the bass. They were great. However, the QB69s deliver more, at a price.

The tweeters and mids are more revealing, and the freq response is much deeper as well as more powerful. However, they do need more power than I currently have, which I am sure will further the distance in performance. I would compare these to a set of Klipsch speakers in regards to mids and highs. These definitely have a lot more bass.

Although they are rated at a higher sensitivity, they are not as loud as the JBLs were at the same gain on my head unit. This is due to the lower ohm rating netting less useable power for the speakers (2ohm JBL vs 4ohm Vibe)

Overall, a great speaker. I am sure after further break in and more amplifier power it will net a better review.

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Louisville, KY

Awesome bass

February 24, 2011

Superb bass, probably the best 6x9 I had in my cars, only thing is finding a way to mount them given that they are square. I'm running them at 200rms per speaker but they can be ran as an independent tweeter and woofer.

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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: VIBE Audio BlackDeath QB69 (BDQB69)