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Boston Acoustics S60

S Series 6-1/2" 2-way Component Speakers System (S-60)

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Boston Acoustics SE60

OUR PRICE: $109.95

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  • 6-1/2" 2-Way Component System
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 300 watts per set / 150 watts each side
    • RMS: 110 watts per set / 55 watts each side
  • Copolymer cone woofer
  • Rubber surround
  • 3/4" Type-S2 Kortec dome tweeter
  • External crossover with tweeter output options
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • Top-mount depth: 2-5/16"
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Priced Per Component System
(2 Midwoofers, 2 Crossovers, 2 Tweeters)

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Boston Acoustics SE60)
(previous model, replaced by Boston Acoustics S60)

Speaker Specifications

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 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
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.
55 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".
92 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).
58 - 20000 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
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"
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches or millimeters, required to contain the speaker.
5-5/8"

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
50%
4 Star
33%
3 Star
8%
2 Star
8%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.4
Value
4.4
Features
4.1
Design
4.1
Usability
4.3

Brian

Maplewood, MO

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BA S60

September 8, 2011

I installed these in a 97 neon in the doors and tweeters on the dash. I set the tweeters on the lowest setting on the crossovers and still found them incredibly shrill. After an extended break in they are now enjoyable to listen to. The woofers produce good clean sound and aren't to boomy in the bass department(nice and tight). They tend to get distorted at very high volumes, but miles better than any factory coaxial speakers. Overall i am very satisfied with thier performance and would recommond them to a friend for a upgrade to factory speakers.

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Rover

Los Angeles, CA

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I've found the ones!

October 6, 2010

These speakers sound GREAT! I've been through quite a few from MB Quart, Power Bass, Polk, etc. and none of them ever sounded right to me. These have come the closest to what I like without breaking the bank. The crossover point is just right. Not harsh at all. Something that has always bugged me with other speakers even with heavy EQing. Mid-bass isn't going to wow you but it does blend in nicely with a subwoofer. Loudness is respectable as the specs say. The only thing I hate is the tweeter mount. No, they're not flush. They're the most annoying angle mounts on the planet. I used some surface mounts from another pair of tweeters and fit them inside.

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Matt

LA, CA

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Boston S60

February 8, 2010

Replaced some Infinity Ref's with these. Not happy with them, had to modify the opening for them to fit. The tweeters are ok but the midrange is terrible. I would not buy them again.

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chris

Lexington, TN

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great for the price!!

February 1, 2010

i have had these components for 3 years now. i have moved them into each vehicle i have had over the years and they sound great! they aren't power hungry and will give you lots of crisp sound if tuned right. overall i like them alot cause they wont break your pocket and give you years of great sound!

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Niko

Philippines

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Great sound for the price

January 27, 2010

Hi, Overall i would say this is a great OEM speaker replacement, Even though this is a entry level BA speaker it performs well, midbass hits well and the tweeter is fairly accurate. But you need to properly align your tweeter to get the best staging out it. If your new to setting up SQ system on your car the S60 is a good start and reference for your future upgrade for a much better systems. I had these speaker for over a year but replace them already with Hertz ESK 163L.

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vinny

ewa beach

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Great product!!

January 5, 2010

Hi, These speakers are the best that I have ever purchased for the price. I installed four ( one per door ) on a 5 channel 1800 watt amp with a single thin mount pioneer premier series 10'' sub in my Honda Fit. Turns heads wherever go! The clarity, polarity and responsiveness of these speakers at high inputs are next to none. I would recommend these for even for the novice user.

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Non Biased Audiophile

Jacksonville, Florida

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Boston Acoustics

January 3, 2010

First of all, I would like to stand in defense of the gentleman who wrote the review concerning his Sony amp with (60 amp fuse) rating, and say that he is entitled to his interpretation of car audio and has the right comment in any fashion he chooses. Second, it was was very rude to bash someone else for their comment, and you used the wrong word the describe what you thought of his comment. Dumb means that you can't speak. I believe the correct word or the one you were looking for is stupid. Now there is a word, or few to describe you, however this is about the Boston Acoustics S60's. If you know anything about Boston Acoustics is a company that has set many industry standards in the SQ field. The Boston sound is one, all it's own. The tonal balance of the speakers (if you are into SQ) is what you are listening for. Boston has the crossover point set to give optimal performance in from the correct listening position and off-axis. You will never get low mid-bass from one of these. However if coupled a nice subwoofer in the proper enclosure (ie. Infinity Kappa, Boston Acoustic G5, JVC Arsenal series, Morel, etc.) where low end extension and roll off are optimal, then the subwoofer will "disappear" and the Boston's will be doing the job they are designed to do. And that was mentioned by Focalguy, they play loud and virtually without distortion, provided they are power by a good quality amp, with balance line driver, and the amp is not being driven into clipping. Overall, Boston is not an "entry level" speaker and they don't have anything in their arsenal that is inferior. Focal is Focal, Boston is Boston, just like MB Quart is MB Quart. This is a particular brand and set that cannot afford to be overlooked. Listen, listen, listen........and listen some more. You can't go wrong with Boston Acoustics.

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FocalFever

Illinois

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Good replacement over stock. Good value.

December 7, 2009

First of all, to the guy below me the fuse rating on amplifier means nothing about the power of an amp or anything! why would you give the fuse size/rating of your crappy sony?? lol thats the dumbest review I have ever read.. As for the speakers , I bought and installed these for my dad for his birthday. They are being powered by an Infinity Ref. 475a amplifier (75RMS X 4 @ 4ohms ) that i had laying around here that wasn't being used. All new 16 gauge speaker wire was ran from the amp to both speakers in the doors, with the Dynamat door kit and Dynaxorb behind each speaker. The tweeters were mounted in the A-pillars. At first glance the speakers , crossovers and speaker grilles look extremely cheap and with a really plasticy look to them. As for the sound, for a really low end , basic entry level speaker in the $200 price range , these don't sound too bad at all. I can't compare them to my Focal K2 Power series comps in my truck because that wouldnt be fair at all and they arent even close to being on the same level. But for a cheap replacement over stock speakers these are a good choice considering the price for them from sonic. they sound a bit muffled and the clarity isnt the greatest, even after the proper install and tuning with an equalizer but again for the price they are considerably good sounding speakers for what they are designed to be, an average entry level component set. With the proper location of the woofer and tweeter the sound stage and imaging was pretty good. The tweeters were fairly accurate and not harsh (for my taste).. the midbass was average for the price. The most impressive thing was the overall volume/loudness of these speakers . they are pretty sensitive and get fairly loud. I was impressed. I would imagine they would perform well even without an amp. If you're on a tight budget and are only lookin for an upgrade from stock speakers and don't expect miracles or the best sound in the world.. than these speakers are for you. my dad was extremely happy with them and so was I for the price tag on them. Take your time and install them right and you wont be disappointed considering they are only $110 from sonic. these speakers were designed for a cheap replacement over stock and require little power to push them and thats exactly what you get and Boston did a good job at it too.. At $110 these are def. worth the money.

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brett

kansas city, mo

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goos speakers

August 8, 2009

i bought a set of these off of this site, had em in there for 7 months now, there powerd by a old sony 4 channel amp (60amp fuse rating), these speakers are loud and clean, and well ive never managed to make them distort or get hot smelling, fair warning, thses are not 6 and 1/2, i had to cut out my door panels and make some modifications, but well worth it, so unless you own a jig saw check ur hole size first ;)

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Torre

Detroit, MI

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i like Boston

October 3, 2007

these sound great i just upgraded them to the pro60

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Brad

Metairie, LA

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exellent

January 11, 2006

boston s60 components

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puff

san diego ca

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awesome!

May 26, 2011

Love this brand, it gives good sound quality and enough mid range bass! Good products

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

NVX 25 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

100% OFC wire with EnvyFlex metallic jacket insulates and protects against damage from extreme conditions.

Your Price $39.99

Streetwires 25 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

You need speaker wire to connect your speakers!

Your Price $44.95

Belva 23 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

100% Copper Clad Aluminum, high strand count with ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation

Your Price $14.99

12-10 AWG Butt Connectors

These yellow butt connectors are ideal when connecting thicker speaker wire your new aftermarket speakers.

Your Price $6.99

12-10 AWG Yellow T-Tap Adapters

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

Your Price $4.49

12-10 AWG Quick Disconnect Connectors

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

Your Price $6.99

NVX SDDK12 Door Kit

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

Your Price $49.99

Dynamat Xtreme Door Kit 10435

Enough sound dampening to cover most doors!

Your Price $69.95

Stinger Roadkill Door Kit

Use this to eliminate rattle from your doors!

Your Price $46.99

Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

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

Your Price $12.99

Universal Wire Puller & Grabber

Running wires has never been easier! This wire puller allows you to run wires through those hard to reach places!

Your Price $6.99

Xscorpion 9-Piece Nylon Plastic Pry and Chisel Tool Set

Easily removes dash/trims, door clips, panels and pins, rubber grommets and vehicle emblems.

Your Price $14.99

3 in 1 Wire Quick Splice T-Tap and Butt Connector Crimper + Wire Cutter

Used for cutting copper and aluminum wires up to 8 gauge.

Your Price $21.99

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!

Your Price $7.99

Speaker Baffles for your Speakers

Enhance the sound of your speakers with these easy to install speaker baffles.

Your Price $9.99

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

Creates a tight seal behind speaker for enhanced audio quality.

Your Price $12.99

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

S60

UPC

690283357283

Weight

6.60lbs

Internal SKU

s60

Internal Product ID

4284

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: Boston Acoustics S60