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Boston Acoustics S65RC

6" S Series 2-way Car Speakers, Reduced Clearance (S-65RC)

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Boston Acoustics S65RC

6" S Series 2-way Car Speakers, Reduced Clearance (S-65RC)

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Improved Low-Powered Performance

When looking to replace your factory speakers or upgrade your current speakers to something of good quality, shop for the S-Series speakers by Boston Acoustics and you can't go wrong. These speakers will re-produce your music like you have never heard before. Your music will sound just as the artist had intended. The Butyl Rubber surround provides increased bass response and added endurance of the speaker. The materials used to compose these speakers are designed to produce an overall balanced sound that anyone can enjoy. They are a great match to any aftermarket or factory stereo without needing an external amplifier. A built-in crossover separates the frequencies to their corresponding woofers with accuracy. These puppies are the perfect replacement for your stock door speakers!

  • 6" 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
  • Contoured tweeter plane with slot AMD™ delivers smooth extension and strong on- and off-axis response
  • Type-S3 3/4" Soft dome tweeter
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • Neodymium tweeter magnets for extraordinary power-to-size performance
  • Top-mount depth: 2"
  • 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"
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.

Yes
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"
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.
No
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
27%
4 Star
55%
3 Star
9%
2 Star
9%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.3
Value
4.4
Features
4.1
Design
4.1
Usability
4.4
David

Fairbanks, AK

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Good sound but a little short on the low end.

July 8, 2011

Put these in the doors of a Ram 1500. Mids and highs are well done but really came to life when I put a dedicated sub in the back. Removing that channel really opened them up..

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David

Fairbanks, AK

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Good sound but a little short on the low end.

July 8, 2011

Put these in the doors of a Ram 1500. Mids and highs are well done but really came to life when I put a dedicated sub in the back. Removing that channel really opened them up..

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'02 Honda Owner

Hutchinson, KS

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Great sound. Easy installation

June 26, 2011

Great sound. Minimal modification to mount in '02 Honda Civic.

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Michael

Sun City, AZ

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Not impressed

December 1, 2008

I had 4 of these in my old jeep, powered them with an amp, and I was not at all impressed.

They deliver the bass, but that's about all they deliver - and the low-freq. response isn't very wide, so regardless, you'll be missing most bass frequencies. Imagine how music would sound if all the bass dynamics were taken out and replaced with a single note. This is how these speakers sound.

Highs and mids are muffled almost as if there was a heavy towel over the speaker. Even when I turned up the mids and treble with my head unit, the speakers didn't sound better - just more shrill. This is about what I'd expect from a $35 speaker, but these are going for twice that.

Not recommended. This will likely be the last Boston Acoustics product I purchase.

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Mark

Mystic, CT

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Bostons s65RC

December 28, 2005

Graet Speakers for the Buck. Installed them in my 02 Honda Accord. Compared to the Stock Speakers these thing rock. It was even powered by the Factory HU. Defenantly a Great speaker for the Money,

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makaveliapostle

raleigh,nc

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Boston Acoustic S65RC

March 28, 2011

Since I have a 99 Honda Accord, I had to go with a very shallow speaker to fit in the front doors. Knowing this takes away from the amount of bass the speaker can produce, I think they lack more mid-bass than I assumed. The highs and mids are okay, and the imaging is nothing to write home about. If I hadn't gotten such a deal from sonicelectronix I would have been highly disappointed with my purchase.

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Nick

Hondo, Texas

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Value
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Need a sub to be perfect!

May 30, 2010

These speakers beg for a sub with the well defined highs and mids. You will notice that they sound amazing on songs without low bass, but play a rap song and prepare to be disappointed. I love the speakers though because i put pioneer 6.5s in my other truck the other day and the "bass" they produced sounds fake, versus these and they sound clear. I put 4 of these in a 2009 dodge ram and 2 3.5 bostons in dash, soundstage is amazing but my system is crying for bass.

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Dominic

B-more, MD

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Awsome speakers

November 4, 2009

The bass response is pretty good for its size. ive had these speakers for about 4 months and they dont over heat. I would recommend these to anybody trying to upgrade their factory system.

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Matthew

Michigan

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Great, clear speaker

December 26, 2010

I installed these on a 2006 accord lx se in the front. They made the most dramatic difference in sound compared with the rear speakers that I replaced.

I had to drill holes for the mounting brackets, but beside that, installation wasn't too bad.

The sound is great, and they are driven pretty well by the stock stereo. i did a lot of research and was pleased with the price/quality.

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Dan

Alabaster, AL

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Can't go wrong with Boston Acoustics.

August 12, 2009

Great sound at a great price. Super clean mids and highs from this set of S65RCs that are low profile to fit in most factory speaker locations. The low frequency response could be better. However, I just replaced the factory speakers for my application. A separate amp would definitely wake up the lows a little more. Pair these with a nice subwoofer setup from SonicElectronix and enjoy.

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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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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

S65-RC

UPC

690283357320

Weight

6.00lbs

Internal SKU

s65rc

Internal Product ID

6185

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 S65RC