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Alpine SPS-690A

6" x 9" 3-way Type S

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Alpine SPS-690A

6" x 9" 3-way Type S

$69.99

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  • aluminum-coated polypropylene woofer cone
  • rubber surround
  • titanium-coated PEI balanced dome tweeter
  • pulp cone midrange
  • frequency response 30-30,000 Hz
  • recommended power range 2-50 watts RMS
  • peak power handling 250 watts
  • sensitivity 92 dB
  • 1-year warranty

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" x 9"
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.
3-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.
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.
250 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".
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).
30 - 30000 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.
3"
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.
3-3/8"
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches, required to contain the speaker.
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.
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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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Labor Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
78%
4 Star
22%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.8
Features
4.7
Design
4.8
Usability
4.8
Adam

Ithaca, NY

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excellent speaker

March 23, 2005

clean, clear, crisp sound. no complaints. i would highly recommend these speakers

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Ryan

Kent, WA

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Alpine 6x9in Type-S Speakers

September 10, 2005

These speakers are really nice. They look great and sound better. They dont have the swivelling tweeter like the smaller sizes do, but they're still awesome. Good clear sound, and compliment my 5.25in in front perfectly. I have them wired to an amp giving them about 50w rms each, and when I turn up the volume its just like great surround sound.

Buy em!

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Sean

Eagle Lake, FL

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Loud and clean

May 11, 2011

These things will let you know you got rid of your stock speakers. Not its clear that they wont be blowing your eardrums, but for the price you pay for them, they are a lot louder (amped) and a lot cleaner sounding than the stock speakers.

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Alex

Muncy, PA

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Cant get any better

January 30, 2006

I put these speakers in my Z26 Beretta and they sound great. They thump great and sound awesome with my 2 10" J L Audio subs!!! The only bad part is that i had to cut out my carpeting because the tweeter sat up to high. When the job was done though, they looked great in the rear window with the covers over them. I am very glad that i invested in these speakers and i recommend them for anyone!

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Eric

Castro Valley, CA

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wow

February 17, 2006

A STEAL !!!! these were over 100 dollars at b*** b** . Great treble and moderate bass, but i dont use them for large amounts of bass.

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Joseph

Port Charlotte, FL

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Very Good

August 2, 2005

Yes I got a pair of these speakers for the back of my truck and they are great full range deep bass and great midrange and highs i would recommend these to anyone. i just wish they came in a 6x8 size for my door speakers.

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EDITOR NOTE:
THEY DO COME IN 5"X7"/6"X8" MOUNTING OPTION...

Check Alpine SPS-570A product page:
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_42.html

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Alister

BROOKLYN, NY

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WoW!!!

June 7, 2005

I replaced the factory speakers in my 2002 camry & they sound deep & clean if you are on a budget these are the speakers for you. trust me you wont regret it.

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Johanan

Bonaire, GA

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Very Powerful

May 24, 2005

Wow, I bought 2 pairs of these... They are very loud and the sound quality is great! For the price, i would say that its worth every dollar u spend.Highly Recommended :)

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matt

Black Creek, WI

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Great 6

April 13, 2006

I have a pair of Alpine Type S 6"x9"s in my rear dash, they are powered by a MTX Thunder 564 amp (70 watts RMS@ 4 ohm x4). They have great bass, mid’s, and highs, the amp has a 18 db bass boost if I turn it up and the bass on my Alpine HU to 10 they still sound clean but the back dash hops up and down. If you buy these I highly recommend running them with a nice amp. They are not even close to using there full potential with your HU’s power. Over all a great speaker ether way.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SPS-690A

Weight

13.00lbs

Internal SKU

sps690a

Internal Product ID

43

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: Alpine SPS-690A