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Boston Acoustics S65

S Series 6-1/2" 2-way Speakers (S-65)

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Boston Acoustics S65

S Series 6-1/2" 2-way Speakers (S-65)

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Perfect Factory Replacement

It is finally possible to get great sound out of a low powered system with the Boston Acoustics S Series speakers. These will allow you to hear the real tones of your music as the artist intended. They offer a warm natural sound with the ability to really get loud. With the built-in crossover, you will hear a smooth blend of music between the woofer and the tweeter. Since they are only 35 watts RMS, they run great off your factory or aftermarket stereo without the need for an amplifier. These puppies are the perfect replacement for your stock door speakers!

Speaker Features:

  • 6-1/2" S Series 2-Way Car Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 200 watts per pair / 100 watts each
    • RMS: 70 watts per pair / 35 watts each
  • Copolymer cone woofer
  • Butyl rubber surround
  • Neodymium tweeter magnet
  • Type S3 3/4" Soft dome tweeter
  • Integrated crossover
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • Grills Included
  • Mounting Hardware, Terminated Wire and Butt Connectors Included
  • Top-mount depth: 2-5/16"
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Priced Per Pair

Product History:

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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
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.
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.
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.
35 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
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"
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"
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).

Please refer to the product image and description for further details about the speaker.

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Warranty and Return Policy

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

Rating Distribution

5 Star
65%
4 Star
35%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.9
Features
4.6
Design
4.6
Usability
4.5
Joseph

Bel Air, MD

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Very nice

January 4, 2008

I installed 4 of these (actually a pair of S65 and a pair of S65RC) in my '99 Altima. They sounded good right away, but as I upgraded the source they really shined. I went from the stock radio/CD to a JVC with HD Radio. They sounded good with the stock unit, very good with the JVC on FM, and excellent with the HD radio (didn't have a CD in the car during installation). They are very clear and sharp sounding, with respectable bass. I listen to hard rock much of it with a lot of bass (like Tool), and they do a decent job, but you'll need a sub-woofer if you want to rattle the windows insanely. Fitting them was a pain, but they eventually worked.

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gotBooched

Louisville, KY

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BA65

February 12, 2011

Good bang for the buck. All the five star reviews are due to it being so inexpensive. Again - good bang for the buck.

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Logan

Phoenix, AZ

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Amazing

December 12, 2010

These speakers sound beautiful. Boston Acoustics never disappoint me, and these are no exception. Very good quality sound. I do not have these things amped or anything and they can certainly play loud without distorting even just off the deck. Highly recommend Boston products.

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mediamarv

Sebastopol, CA

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Nothing Beats BAs in a car

August 22, 2010

I got these speakers to replace the aging OEMs in my Maxima. I have owned BAs in the past and for my ear they are the only car speakers that sound like real speakers. Plus, they fill the car with great sound that doesn't strain the ears.

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Ryan

Camarillo, CA

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Awesome!

February 9, 2009

I know Boston Acoustics is building very fine speaker systems especially good for classical and jazz. As I thought, the sound is very well balanced and detailed. Very sweet mid and highs. Low frequencies are tight. Overall very low distortion, clean and sweet sound. Now I'm thinking replacing the original '01 Maxima stereo to maximize the ability of this speaker. Strong recommendation.

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M. Conner

Fort Wayne, IN

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Great sound for a great price

May 30, 2011

My younger brother was reading the audio in his truck and I recommended these and a pair of S55s since he is just running them off of his head unit. He had purchased the head unit and a Sony 10" sub for his Dodge Dakota Sport and the stock speakers just couldn't keep up with the sub. He wanted something that he would be able to run off the radio, but would put out enough sound that he wouldn't have to turn down his sub and these great exceeded that need. The quality of these speakers incredible, especially at the price that sonic is selling them for.

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Wolf

Newnan, GA

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Great Buy

May 20, 2011

Great sound for the money. Installed in my son's 2009 Corolla S front doors. Huge improvement over factory speakers. These are high quality and appear to have enough Bass for him. I like them, too.

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crash

CT

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boston acoustic s65

March 31, 2011

Installed in a friends Toyota sequoia. Sounded ok with stock stereo. No lows. Would be great with some subs.

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YoungMoney

Tucson, AZ

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Sick speakers

November 28, 2010

Throw em up on an amp and they go hard. I have 2 boston 6.5's and 4 6x9's in my car and when my sub blew the other day people thought I still had a 8 of 10" sub in my car cuz they hit pretty hard. only complaint is a had to alter my door so the'y fit, they are a lot bigger than stocks.

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SN

Redmond,WA

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Excellent value- Good sound

November 5, 2009

I know these are low-end speakers from Boston Acoustics, but these are far better than more expensive speakers I auditioned locally and compared in car after installation. The mid and Treble is very good, bass is hard hitting, but does not extend to low frequencies that well.

But that is case all speakers I tried under $200 from local Car Toys(includes Apline, JL Audio, Focal etc).

These are meant for receivers without external amps, so do not give too much power, they were distorting even with my after market deck, but I never use that much volume. All in all these speakers are very good at especially at the price offered here on Sonic Electronix. Keeping the intended use in mind, I highly recommend these speakers.

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jim

yakima, wa

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nice service

August 4, 2009

I was impressed by your service & I wish that every company could do the same method. I ordered some Boston Acoustic S65 speakers and these speakers are the best speakers i have ever owned. the only problem was the hardware that came with the speakers. I own a gmc canyon and I found the perfect solution to installing these speakers.if you own a chevy colorado or an isusu i series or a gmc canyon the best way to install them is to use a 1/2 speaker extensions they need to be bigger in the inside diameter than the standard extensions I also found that the door panels have a weakness for rattling. the best solution & the cheapest is to mask of the whole speaker area spray a bed liner undercoating & let it set up for a 1/2 hour then put the door panels back on and that it totally eliminates any rattle or distortion. and that the extensions need to be made out of plastic. the undercoating is avallable at most auto parts stores for 10$ a can.

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Wes Combs

Louisville KY

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Good speaker, good value.

April 20, 2009

I purchased these to match my boston s95s in the rear deck of my civic, by the way they DO NOT fit well in a 98 civic.. they are very deep so I had to take a 4" grinder to my door panel for the install. After they were installed however, I hooked them up to my Kenwood KDC-x791 and they sounded... good, the tweeter is great and makes really clear sound but there was little to no bass. I later added a KAC-6404 to power all 4 speakers, (40x4) and it increased the bass a little, still not the boomiest speakers out but for the cheap price, can't beat it. They sound really good and clear even at relatively high volumes and the problem can easily be fixed by adding a sub to the set up, very good speakers for the money.

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Mark

Mystic, CT

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Bostons s65

December 28, 2005

Great speakers for the Money. Originally had them in my 89 Chevy Truck. Moved them a good five years later into another Vehicle. There Clearence make them harder to fit ibto a lot of newer vehicles. Upraded to the s65RC. same basic speaker with almost identicale sound. Excellent lows as well as highs.

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Zachary

Rio Rancho, NM

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Best speakers for this price, you will not find better

July 20, 2011

Awesome speakers for the price! Boston Acoustics are the top of the line! They blow my sony xplods away. They are way better speakers. I aready blew the xplods and the Bostons are still going strong. Can distort with too much power, but they will take a lot of power. They are super loud, wonderful sound through all ranges, even have bass. Best with aftermarket head unit. Buy them!!

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Earthman

Metairie, La.

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Rock the Road

January 2, 2011

Looking for some great sounding speakers that will not break the wallet. Check out the Boston Acoustics S65. Great clear sound at any volume. Pump up the VOLUME!

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Jay

Maryland

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Sounds good!

January 21, 2010

I have a 09 Scion xB and I've installed these to replace my stock speakers. Sounds really good.

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Kenneth

Perryville, MO

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Great Buy

December 28, 2009

I bought these along with a pair of 3.5's and 6x9's and they put out a great sound.

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Gregory

Danbury, CT

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Boston Sound

April 10, 2008

I thought it was all hype but there is an honest to goodness difference in Boston products and it shines through. These speakers sound very good at moderate levels but really come to life when pushed with a quality amp.

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mailman mike

ocean springs,ms

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CAR SPEAKERS

May 11, 2011

The sales person was real nice and the speakers sound great. Would buy them again. Only thing-wish they were made in USA. I do not like to but things made in China if I can help it.

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uglyfeet

yakima wa

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boston acoustics s65series speakers

January 25, 2010

This is the best sounding speaker for the money it is compatible to most head units using no amplifier I strongly recommend using these speakers with the Eclipse head units for the best possible sound the only problem is the hardware that comes with it

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

S65

UPC

690283357306

Weight

4.40lbs

Internal SKU

s65

Internal Product ID

5022

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 S65

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