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Alpine SPS-17C2

Type-S 6-1/2" or 6-3/4" mountable 2-way Speakers

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Alpine SPS-600

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  • pair of 6-1/2" or 6-3/4" mountable 2-way speakers
  • aluminum-coated woofer cone with air-injected rubber surround
  • 1" swiveling silk dome tweeter
  • square voice coil design and Nomex spider
  • power range: 2-50 watts RMS (250 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 35-30,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 92 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-1/4"

Product History:

Alpine SPS-610 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Alpine SPS-600 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Alpine SPS-610)
Alpine SPS-17C2 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Alpine SPS-600)

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" or 6-3/4"
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.
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.

Silk
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.
Aluminum coated
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.
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.
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).
35 - 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.
2-1/4"
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"
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
Not warranted
Labor Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
44%
4 Star
56%
3 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.7
Value
4.4
Features
4.4
Design
4.7
Usability
4.7
gary

Scranton, PA

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Very good for the price

June 20, 2010

Great speaker for a budget system. Definitely won't win any competitions with these, but for day-to-day use, they work very well. I was very pleased with them.

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mathew

Alexandria, LA

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SOUNDS GOOD TO ME

February 20, 2008

I have just purchased a pair of these speakers to replace my stock speakers and they sound great, seeing that my factory radio is still installed. I am working on getting a new head unit and a pair for the rear of my truck. They are good deal. I recommend buying these fir the price.

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Keith

Glenside, PA

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CRYSTAL CLEAR!

October 25, 2007

SPEAKERS ARE AWESOME! SOUND IS PERFECT I USE THEM EVERYDAY ALL DAY AT WORK! ORDER THEM AT SONIC!

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Kevin

Canada

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Good highs

July 31, 2007

Good 6.5inches if you are not looking for powerful speakers. They sound a bit flat but they manage to make okay mids and a lot of highs. Don't expect to get more than what you pay for but they are still better than alot of "noname" speakers in the same range of prices.

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Michael

Chambersburg, PA

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Not Bad

March 3, 2007

Well I baught these to upgrade when I baught a new Head Unit and Type R sub.

I have to say they are great for the price. I acutally got 2 pair (4 speakers) for $70. With that said do not expect amazing sound, but it is very good. It is nice, clear, and crisp sound. It has pretty good lows as well. However, I dunno if it is just my model car (GSR) but they did not fit well at all in my car. I finally got them in but I could not line up any of the holes to screw them in. Not sure if its the car or the speakers though. But for the price it is a great deal and will def. hear a difference over stock speakers. Would recommend them if you are looking for a set of speakers at a low price.

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FRANCK

TUCSON, AZ

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Okay for the money

March 3, 2007

I have a pair of these installed in my 350z behind my seats. The do an okay job, but are a little flat, compared to the Polk Audio 650s that I have mounted in the front. Not bad, but not very exciting either...

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Unnur

Alpharetta, GA

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Impressive step up from stock

January 11, 2007

I purchased these speakers as an upgrade for the stock front speakers in my Scion tC. I had just upgraded the head unit to a Pioneer P6800, and the stock speakers were buzzing and becoming sloppy when I turned the volume up. These speakers are handsome and Alpine includes a pair of mounting brackets; while they didn't work for the tC's goofy speaker setup, it was a nice touch. The new speakers sound much more impressive than the stockers; they are clear throughout the volume range, and produce very sharp sound and a rich feeling. I'm not huge on bass, but these speakers are more than enough for me with the head unit's EQ on +1 bass out of a possible +5. I highly recommend these!

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Dean

Oro Valley, AZ

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Nice. but not the best

April 18, 2006

These speakers have really good high end response. they look NICE and sound pretty good, but too low of an rms wattage for me. I would go with the audiobahn 6 1/2's since they have 100 watt rms and sound a little better. but these own in the looks category. plain and simple. they sound good too.

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Amuthan

Canada

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Great 2 way speakers!!!!

January 30, 2006

These speakers by Alpine provide awesome sound even to the stock radio in any vehicle. Their built in tweeters with high frequncy capacitors allows high notes to come through clear and loud without any distortion. Not to mention the awesome midbass response!!! These can be subsituted for stock speakers in any vehicle and they will make your music sound like a high end system that costs hundreds of dollars. Along with sounding great these speakers also look great! Their aluminum finish style dust cover and blue type S logo are a treat to the eyes as well as the ears!! If you want great sound at a great price then get these speakers!!!

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SPS-17C2

Weight

7.00lbs

Internal SKU

sps17c2

Internal Product ID

6370

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-17C2

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