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Alpine SPR-69C

6" x 9" 2-Way Type-R Series Coaxial Car Audio Speakers

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  • Type-R 6" x 9" 2-way Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 600 watts per pair / 300 watts each
    • RMS: 200 watts per pair / 100 watts each
  • Impedance: 4 ohms
  • Full low-frequency response with hybrid layered-pulp woofers
  • Premium silk ring-dome tweeters
  • 1" swiveling silk ring-dome tweeter
  • Rubber surrounds
  • Frequency Response: 60 Hz - 27,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 89 dB
  • Top-mount depth: 3"
  • 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:

Alpine SPR-69 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Alpine SPR-69C thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Alpine SPR-69)

Speaker Specifications

Series
This is the manufacturer product line of speakers.
Type-R (Alpine)
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.
Pair
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" x 9"
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.
1" Ring Dome
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".
89 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).
60 - 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.
3"

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
81%
4 Star
15%
3 Star
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2 Star
4%
1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

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4.8
Value
4.7
Features
4.6
Design
4.8
Usability
4.8
john

louisa, KY

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the best

May 8, 2013

I put 185rms to my SPR-60C's for over 2years and beat the heck out of them. they never blew but the spiders got so free they started to bottom out so I put them in my wifes car where theyre on 45rms and still sound grate. i swear the BEST 6x9 I ever seen

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nick

chicago il

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its great

September 10, 2010

This is a great radio when i hook it up an got r type alpine speaker for my high it sounds so clear

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Joe

Chicago, Illinois

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Alpine SPR-69C

May 31, 2010

WOW! These speakers are loud! If you have these in the appropriate environment, power them with a sufficient amp, these speakers will definitely be loud enough for you. They are so crisp and clear and they don't have that really high pitched noise that an aluminum dome tweeter would give considering these tweeters are silk dome. Although they are kind of expensive than some other 6x9's out there, for the quality and price I got these for, they were great! Definitely would recommend these to any car audio enthusiasts.

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Thomas

Halifax, MA

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great buy!

April 4, 2011

I got these about 6 months ago and they're the best speakers I've ever had, they have great quality and are very clean even at higher volume! deff worth the money!

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kris

champlin, MN

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good product

February 25, 2011

Very good product. And the cheapest around. Thanks sonic

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Bob

Ohio

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Best 6 x 9 Multi-element Speaker Available in the $150-200 Range

February 21, 2011

I was never particularly interested in Alpine speakers before, but after reading very positive expert and consumer reviews of these SPR-69C 6 x 9s I decided to give them a try. And I'm glad I did! The high grade silk tweeters play with crystal clarity, but without the annoying and ear-fatiguing shrillness of a metal tweeter. I suppose this is why speaker manufacturers seem to be gravitating more and more to making fabric-covered tweeters using silk or textile.

The woofers on these 6 x 9s play full-bodied and well-defined bass. No complaint from me there either. In summation, in my opinion the only way you can get better sound from a multi-element 6 x 9 is to go with one of the high-priced European makes like Focal, DLS, Rainbow and etc., but you'll spend anywhere from $350 to over $600 for those. These only run $100 and they're worth $200.

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Tim

Rowland Heights, CA

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type r all the way!!

February 21, 2011

Theres a lot of debate between Infinity Kappas and Type R speakers. And I've heard almost nothing but great reviews from both sides. I personally decided to make my choice with alpine and I don't regret it at all. I'm from LA so good music in your car is a must. these speakers are so LOUD and amazingly crisp and clear! With decent bass (which gets drowned out by my sub anyways so i dont need it really haha). They literally make me hear other instruments and little musical flares in the music that I never heard with my stock speakers. I drive a 2000 honda prelude and the stock spears really weren't that bad at all. You just have to know how to tune them to your liking. but these are just awesome. Price is great I think and I'm just blown away by the sound. I also have these powered by a 4 channel pb xtreme amp running 100x4rms. Its awesome. after shopping around and lots of research and personally listening to systems i chose type r and dont regret it one bit! i just with it was a component system but there arent that many 6x9 components out there.

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matt

marysville, KS

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great speakers

February 10, 2011

these are really awesome speakers, used them as rear speakers in a 72 plymouth fury gran coupe that we restored and couldnt be happier with the sound...we do have them amplified a little and they have great highs, mid, and amazing lows for 6x9s, almost sounds like we have an 8in woofer in the car

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Bullet

Thibodaux

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u know

December 14, 2010

These speakers are great and can go loud. They also have high bass response from the head unit alone, but they do distort at higher volumes. Even at lower volumes I think they should be POWERED. Don't spend the money unless your hooking up an amp sucka.

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Wilbert

West Point, VA

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Alpine SPR-69C

October 27, 2010

they was ok but not good for sq they dont give you that fullness that your looking for but they will do 100 rms

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richard

south bend, IN

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Happy with everthing I ordered

September 26, 2010

i am very pleased with the products i purchased. also with the help i received when i called. pleased also on how fast i received the products I ordered. I would recommend Sonic to anyone looking for products they sell

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Alex

Orange, CA

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Subwoofer not needed

June 15, 2012

I've had these speakers for a while now, had them just running off the head unit and they were good, but just seemed to be lacking something. Finally upgraded my whole system and they are now powered by a 100W RMS amp like they should be and I'm speechless. They punch like nothing I've heard and the sound is super clean. If you're a bit of an audiophile like me you won't be disappointed! If you don't have room for or don't want a subwoofer just get these with an amp, people won't believe there isn't a 10" in the trunk.

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Will

Raleigh, NC

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Apines in the BacK

May 2, 2011

If you're like me you like to look around to see what's out there before you make your purchase. There's tons of options to go with and the best way to find out what's right for you is to read reviews and hear a speaker for yourself. If you ask someone who knows anything about car audio about Alpines they'll tell you that they're a solid and competitive brand. These speakers live up to that reputation with they're booming bass and sweet and clear mids and highs. I push 100 watts rms roughly to each speaker and the only negative thing I can say about their performance is that they kinda fart out bass-wise past 24 out of 30 volume level. Don't get me wrong, they're really good speakers for the price and they definitely have that alpine sound but if you have the money I would get something a little more heavy-duty. Good set if you have subs but I wish I had looked into the Infinity brand cuz they're a little more well-rounded.

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Joe

Thibodaux, LA 70301

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alpine spr

July 30, 2010

The speakers perform well, they added much more bass than my factory speakers. more bass than i expected, but you need a subwoofer. I chose not to amplify these speakers to a sub. I found that the speakers are fine with just the standard 20 watt amp in my head unit. i have not heard them when amplified, so i cannot comment if they would sound better. overall i feel that since i was putting a sub, i did not need to pay so much for these speakers since i only use them as my highs. hope this helps. i read where someone had a rattle with these speakers, and i have the same rattle, but not sure if it's due to my car or the speaker itself

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Tyler

Alvarado TX

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Great speakers

July 29, 2010

i just installed these speakers i had Sony in and there is no comparison these are alot louder and clearer and the bass it puts off is good for 6x9 but i had a 10in sub and i can hear the bass from these speakers i would recommended these and im running them off just my head unit now but in the future ill get an amp just for them i cant wait till then

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duce

ar

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Amazing!!

June 9, 2010

Man these things pound for their size and look great too!!

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Daniel

Newark, OH

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awesome speakers!

June 3, 2010

these speakers are great. they sound great, are durable, and are at a great price. thanks alpine and sonic!

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Terry

North Brookfield, MA

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Best speakers available at this price?

May 23, 2010

These 6x9s sound incredible when just powered by a JVC 20-watt RMS (50 watt max) headunit. When amped, they must be amazing!

Will really pump out some bass with so little power. Highs and mids are the expected Alpine crispness and clarity. Buy them -- you won't be disappointed!

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james

front royal, VA

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Great decision

March 25, 2010

great sound and loud when hooked up to an amplifier these sound even better.. wont regret this buy at all

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Martin

Canada

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Awesome

November 18, 2009

These 6x9 speakers are just awesome. When you hear alpine type R you cant go wrong, they are just the best 6x9 speakers i ever had. Great buy i would recommend it to everyone.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SPR-69C

UPC

793276601261

Weight

6.55lbs

Internal SKU

spr69c

Internal Product ID

8552

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-69C