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Cerwin-Vega HED65

6-1/2" 2-way HED Series Car Speakers


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Cerwin-Vega HED365

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  • 6-1/2" HED Series 2-way Coaxial Car Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 200 watts per pair / 100 watts each
    • RMS: 100 watts per pair / 50 watts each
  • High strength composite polypropylene cone material
  • Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) surround
  • Linear rolled spider allows the woofer to remain controlled at all volume levels
  • Mylar 20mm dome tweeters
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • Lightweight aluminium voice coil former
  • Neodymium magnet
  • Internal 6db crossover network
  • Top-mount depth: 2-3/4"
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Priced Per Pair

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Cerwin-Vega H4652)
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(previous model, replaced by Cerwin-Vega HED365)

Speaker Specifications

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.
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.
Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR)
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.
100 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
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".
87 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).
35 - 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.
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.
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.
5-5/8" x 5-5/8" 
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.

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Warranty and Return Policy

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

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Clearwater , FL

Good Deal !

April 1, 2013

I ordered these speakers , because I knew that Cerwin Vega speaker
are really good . I put them in my 1999 VW beetle door panles .
They sound great ( alot of bottom end , but not to much , and a clear mid range ) , I listen to classic rock and I'm very happy with the sound.

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St. Louis

worked out perfectly

March 29, 2013

Used these to replace the main drivers in my Lexus SC430 2003 convertible. We had to make a piece of thin plywood shaped like the old ones and cut out the center to accept these new C.V. 6.5" drivers. The sound is great and they are way better than the Martin Logans used in the OE of the car. Put three stars for ease of use only because I had to adapt them to my application.

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Athens, GA

Great Speakers!

November 28, 2012

Fantastic!!! These are great sounding speakers! I listen to all types of music and all sound great on these speakers! As with any door speaker you're not going to get tons of loud low-end bass, but it is there, just not loud. There in the doors of my 89 F150. Just so you know they do fit, however, not into the factory holes. Just a bit too big for the cutouts. I did make them fit, but not without a little modification.

I'm running them off of a Sony head unit. Pretty new. Maybe pushing 20-30 watts to each speaker. The speakers sound really good at more than half volume, but after that the HU does not have enough power to push these powerful little speakers. I get some distortion caused by weak amp in HU. I'm about to put them on a 4 channel amp with a 12" sub. I'm sure these speakers are going to impress with a clean 50 watts going to each.

Sonic is out of stock right now in this item, and I'm really hoping they have no plans to stop selling Cerwin Vega, because these sound truly amazing at this price!

Buy this speaker! You will not be disappointed! By the way, the mid bass and high bass are OFF THE CHAIN!!! So loud and clean! :-)

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Linden, NJ

Great value!

October 22, 2012

These speakers are great for my car, and have fantastic bass!

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Auburn, Alabama

Great Speakers

June 30, 2012

I hope that Sonic Electronix stocks more of these! These are great speakers. I was surprised how well these picked up the low end bass in the music. You still need a sub to get below 40hz with any amount of volume, however they perform wonderful! They clarity of the mids and highs are outstanding as well! One side note: The site said they fit my 88 Ford F150, and they did, however they were too big for the diameter of the holes in the doors. A 6" speaker would have dropped in with no mods. That being said, after a little modding to the gasket they fit nice, and sound wonderful! I give a 5 of 5! I put they would sound even better hooked to an amp. They sound ok at first, but as you turn them up they sound better and better! Only at near full power from my head unit do you detect any distortion, and that may be caused by the head unit pushing as hard as it can. Like I said five stars! Good job Cerwin Vega!

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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.

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