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Alpine SPR-17C

6-1/2" Type-R 2-way Car Speakers (Replaces SPR-17LP)

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  • 6-1/2" Type-R 2-way Car Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 600 watts per pair / 300 watts each
    • RMS: 200 watts per pair / 100 watts each
  • Impedance: 4 ohms
  • Hybrid layered-pulp woofer with rubber surround
  • 1" Swiveling silk ring-dome tweeter
  • Sensitivity: 87 dB
  • Top Mount depth: 2-5/16"
  • 1-year 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.

Priced Per Pair

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
Alpine SPR-17C thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Alpine SPR-60)
Alpine SPR-17LP thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Alpine SPR-17C)

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 Coaxial System
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.
1"
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.
Hybrid layered-pulp
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.
300 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.
100 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".
87 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).
65 - 27000 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
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" (59mm)
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.
3-5/16" (84.9mm)
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches, required to contain 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
80%
4 Star
18%
3 Star
2%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.9
Value
4.7
Features
4.7
Design
4.7
Usability
4.9
Zak

Andover, NJ

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Great

October 12, 2010

These speakers are great, have had them for a while and they still sound as good as day one. Handle both bass and highs well, sound great with my JL W3's.

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Brandon

Cranford, NJ

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Alpine Type R coaxials

September 5, 2010

Great speakers for the $. I would gladly recommend them (and have). They don't exactly have the world's flattest output curve, but they get pretty loud with relatively little distortion. I would say the best perk of this particular speaker is that the midbass (which I define as 70-200hz) is quite forceful relative to other speakers in a similar price range. The midrange is warm but a little muddy at high volume. The high end is a bit harsh, but it's nothing a little EQ can't tame. I didn't encounter any problems installing them - no funky clearance issues or odd screw patterns or anything.

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Vin

DC

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What amazing speakers

December 10, 2012

I LOVE this product. Got 4 speakers installed in my 2011 Sonata a couple days ago. Super super clear. Since these are 100 Watt RMS, try getting a 100 Watt (RMS) Amplifier installed with it, or else your stereo will overcrank and it will produce a distorted sound. Believe me, go with these speakers and get an amp with it, your life will be complete.

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cesar

las vegas, NV

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QUALITY!!!!

September 10, 2011

loud and clear... these need an amp to hear the full range off power, but these still sound good off a deck!

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Carter

Blackfoot, ID

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Spendy but Great

April 25, 2011

These hit very hard but at the price. you've really got to be thinking of that.

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Terry

NY

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Amazing!!!

April 15, 2011

Always been a fan of Alpine. With theses speakers I was able to have the effects of a subwoofer with out the cost of one. The bass and treble come out real clear. Wouldnt buy any other speaker.

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Charles

McMinnville, OR

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The Best for your $

April 13, 2011

Worth every penny! If you have any questions about this sub compared to another, I can tell you that the Type-R is the way to go every time. Best SQL for the price guaranteed!

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Kevin

Canada

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very good

April 13, 2011

They work really well. Very good sound quality

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Matt

WSL, Ny

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Alpine Spr 17c

March 29, 2011

These speakers are amazing. I ordered them for a buddy and as soon as we threw them in his car the sound was incredible. Without being powered off of anything except a Sony Xplode deck from Walmart, they keep up with his 2 12" Kicker subs powered by a 500watt amp. They make it seam like the front door speakers are non existent. I would recommend them highly, for the price, there is no way to get any better sound quality. They are way better than my Infinity Kappas I have in my car.

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Edward

Brooklyn, NY

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Worth More Then I Paid!!!

March 6, 2011

Speakers are Great.... I was surprised at how well they held up at high volumes. Havent added an amplifier yet, but the clarity is excellent and they compliment my subs well

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Tim

Elkins park, PA

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Great price!

February 18, 2011

Alpine has always been my favorite speaker, their highs are so crisp. Nothing changed in their quality, still amazing! Type R over type S any day of the week, the extra $20 is well spent there. I had them in my scion tC and now I plan on getting 4 more for my Honda Del Sol.

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David

Bryan, TX

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Alpine SPR-17C Review

February 14, 2011

I was not sure if this budget speaker would sound good. I bit the bullet and ordered them. I was really impressed with the full range of sound and lack of distortion. I would recommend these again.

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Shawn

Arlington, TX

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Awesome

January 21, 2011

I have these in my truck, they sound amazing with my Type R components and my 5.25 alpines, I have all 4 pair off a 200x4 so each speaker is getting around 80RMS each because I have it turned down abit, It gets Super loud and amazingly clear. When I bought them Sonic had free 2 day shipping, you just cant beat that! Thanks

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Aaron

Canada

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Good not great

December 28, 2010

The woofers are great, midbass is excellent and they perform well at only 64 watts. Tweeters can get a bit "pingy" and "lispy" but for the price these are decent

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Monika

Roselle, IL

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good speaker

December 7, 2010

These speakers are alright. They have great power handling and durability, and are well built. Get them if you are looking for power and a little more low end. I wasn't impressed with the mids. if you want excellent sound quality, and good power handling, and much better value (half the price), check out RE.

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Lance

Panama City, FL

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great speakers

November 21, 2010

These speakers are great rear speakers to have for almost any speaker setup because of their great performance. After a bit of modifying the grill that is in my car, I got these speakers to fit and after putting them through a sound test, they performed flawlessly. The sound coming from the back, nicely accompanied the front speakers and gave me a great sound experience. I would highly recommend buying these speakers if you are wanting a great replacement rear speaker.

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Adam

Canyon Country, CA

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Amazing Sound

October 30, 2010

I just got these to complete my Honda Accord. The Alpine SPR-17C and Alpine SPR-13S (The component speakers) are loud and clear, they definitely get the job done and then some. They blow my mind. Also, these are the best prices I could find! Sonic is amazing and it's always a pleasure doing business.

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Julio

Danville, VA

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Good stuff

October 28, 2010

They get pretty loud while keeping it clean.

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Wilbert

West Point, VA

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Alpine SPR-17C

October 27, 2010

they was ok nice and clear but i dont think they can handle 100 rms

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Alex

Elk Grove,CA

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2006 Subaru Impreza WRX 6.5in Type R Review

September 5, 2010

I purchased these Type R speakers for my 2006 Crystal Grey Metallic Subaru Impreza WRX, and I must say alpine never lets me down. Hands down some of the best interior speakers I've ever purchased. They're loud and durable enough to keep sound pumping out over my 2 SX10 Subwoofer 1500w RMS setup. However, if you do have an Impreza like mine you have to lay a few layers of fatmat down behind the speaker to get the door cards to fit properly. Also you should lay down a fair amount of sound deadening on the doors to minimize vibrations.

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

NVX 25 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

100% OFC wire with EnvyFlex metallic jacket insulates and protects against damage from extreme conditions.

Your Price $39.99

Streetwires 25 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

You need speaker wire to connect your speakers!

Your Price $44.95

Belva 23 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

100% Copper Clad Aluminum, high strand count with ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation

Your Price $14.99

12-10 AWG Butt Connectors

These yellow butt connectors are ideal when connecting thicker speaker wire your new aftermarket speakers.

Your Price $6.99

12-10 AWG Yellow T-Tap Adapters

Allows for fast and easy splicing of wires by easily tapping into the cable.

Your Price $4.49

12-10 AWG Quick Disconnect Connectors

These yellow quick disconnect connectors make it easy to connect and disconnect speaker wire your to your new aftermarket speakers!

Your Price $6.99

NVX SDDK12 Door Kit

Eliminates speaker panel distortion and reduces door vibration, rattles and squeaks!

Your Price $49.99

Dynamat Xtreme Door Kit 10435

Enough sound dampening to cover most doors!

Your Price $69.95

Stinger Roadkill Door Kit

Use this to eliminate rattle from your doors!

Your Price $46.99

Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

Includes Test Light, Crimp/Splice Tool, Multi-bit Screwdriver and more.

Your Price $12.99

Universal Wire Puller & Grabber

Running wires has never been easier! This wire puller allows you to run wires through those hard to reach places!

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Xscorpion 9-Piece Nylon Plastic Pry and Chisel Tool Set

Easily removes dash/trims, door clips, panels and pins, rubber grommets and vehicle emblems.

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3 in 1 Wire Quick Splice T-Tap and Butt Connector Crimper + Wire Cutter

Used for cutting copper and aluminum wires up to 8 gauge.

Your Price $21.99

NVX SDRLR1 Sound Dampening Rubber Roller

Install your Sound Dampening with ease! This heavy duty rubber roller is designed specifically to install your NVX products!

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Speaker Baffles for your Speakers

Enhance the sound of your speakers with these easy to install speaker baffles.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SPR-17C

UPC

793276601247

Weight

5.75lbs

Internal SKU

spr17c

Internal Product ID

8549

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 SPR-17C

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