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Alpine SBS-05DC

Car Audio Center Channel Speaker

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Alpine SBS-05DC

Car Audio Center Channel Speaker

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  • Single-DIN car center channel speaker, for in-dash mounting
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 150 watts
    • RMS: 50
  • Contains two 1-5/8" x 2" oval midbass drivers and a 1" soft-dome tweeter
  • Removable grille
  • Frequency Response: 150-30,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 85 dB
  • 7-1/4"W x 1-15/16"H x 4-9/16"D
  • 30 days SonicElectronix.com warranty

Alpine products are warranted solely by Sonic Electronix, Inc. under the same period and terms as the original Alpine warranty. Sonic Electronix is not an Authorized Alpine Dealer and Alpine requires all merchandise purchased by Sonic Electronix customers to be returned solely to Sonic Electronix. Alpine products are also covered by our Standard Return Policy for returns on exchanges or refunds within 30 days from the date of purchase.

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.
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.
Center Channel
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.
Soft Dome
Tweeter Size
Refers to the size of the tweeter. Typically, smaller tweeters produces less output with higher frequency response.
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.
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".
85 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).
150 - 30,000 Hz
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.

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).

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
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
25%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
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2 Star
25%
1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
4.0
Features
3.8
Design
4.8
Usability
4.8
Webby

Australia

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The only way to go for 5.1 in the car!

April 21, 2009

I've had this centre speaker in my car for 6 months and am really happy with it although a little on the expensive side as all Alpine gear, but hey the quality is there!

Works perfectly and looks great with the IVA-D310 in dash DVD and MRA-F350 5.1 amp and makes good use of an otherwise totally useless 1 din space under the player that are usually filled up with those stupid plastic pockets, yuck!

I would deal with Sonic again without hesitation and have in fact just given their contact details to a mate of mine here in Australia so he can get one of these speakers for his Alpine system as well.

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com4tee

Poland

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not sure if it is worth the money...

March 18, 2009

This is a central speaker that works in my car 5.1 system on alpine h701 surround processor. Doing surround in your car requires a decision whether make 4.1 system (mix central to L & P speakers) or make it full 5.1. Both approaches have advantages. mixing to 4.1 sounds good. Central channel does not get the distortion from poor central speaker... but you pay with surround feeling.
5.1 builds nicer soudscape (it its really easy to hear) but... you need one more channel on your amps (5ch amps are usually crap, so you need 4 channel + 2 channel and use only 5 of the sum) and you have to go for good central speaker.
Alpine SBS 05DC is far from being good. It limits the bandwidth, high freqs are just poor next to non-existant. If you crank up the volume the speaker box vibrates in the way you just can hear (50Watts amp distorts the speaker badly and the upper wattage range). The efficiency is also questionable. It is just silent compared to the rest of my system.
If you make the installation from the scratch - just ask the intaller to put any midrange speaker in the din formed box and this will probably sound better...
If you just don't care to much -> go for 4.1setup
If you are perfectionist -> do it right, make your custom central

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Daniel

Barberton, OH

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Best of the center channel solutions.

July 11, 2008

I'm using this as a center channel for my 2001 Maxima's 5.1 system. It sounds very good for vocals, but obviously lacks any bass so there is a bit of a hole between 80hz and 200hz. I'm using this with a Pioneer AVH-P7500DVD head unit, an Aduiobahn A6601T 6 channel amp, JL Audio components (front), Infinity Kappa Reference (rear), 2x 12" Infinity Kappa Perfects via a Hifonics Brutus 1608D. I bought another Alpine center channel for use in my truck.

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John

Friendswood, TX

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Alpine center

August 3, 2009

had a clarion center but it blew out the tweeters after a few months. HTis Alpine center sounds great and is strong so far.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SBS-05DC

UPC

793276420206

Weight

2.00lbs

Internal SKU

sbs05dc

Internal Product ID

6768

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 SBS-05DC