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Alpine SPR-17S

Type-R 6-1/2" 2-way Component System

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  • Type-R 6-1/2" 2-way Component System
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 660 watts per set / 330 watts each side
    • RMS: 220 watts per set / 110 watts each side
  • Impedance: 4 ohms
  • Hybrid layered-pulp woofer with rubber surround
  • 1" Textile ring-dome tweeter
  • External crossovers 12 dB/octave (high -pass) and 6 dB/octave (low-pass) crossover points
  • Frequency response: 65 Hz - 27 kHz
  • 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 Complete Component System: 2 midwoofers, 2 tweeters, and 2 crossovers

Product History:

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

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" (also mounts in 6-3/4" w/ included brackets)
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 Component 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.
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-fiber 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.
330 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.
110 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
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.
2-3/8"
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.
2-5/8"
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.
5-5/16"
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
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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

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4.7
Value
4.8
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4.8
Design
4.8
Usability
4.8
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new braunfels, tx.

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pretty sweet

January 11, 2011

They are power hungry and mounting depth is something to double check but will crank out some very accurate and powerful sound.

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Michael

Daly City, CA

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Great speakers

February 7, 2011

These speakers are amazing. Crossovers were also easy to fit in the door panel even tho they were "large". They take high volume extremely well and are loud which is what i wanted. IDK how they bass is cuz i turned that down since i got two 10's. But the mids and highs are good.

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TJ

Richmond, KY

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SPR-17S

December 6, 2013

I just upgraded from Alpine's Type-S components (Sps-610c) which I really liked. I really wasn't expecting a monumental difference, but I was surprised. The Rs have a much stronger bass response, and the higher quality crossovers seem to convey higher fidelity sound. I was also surprised by how much more power they want. They are only rated for 30 watts rms more than the Type-S, but that really doesn't seem right. I'm giving them about twice as much power as the the Ss could handle before distorting. I can't make the Rs distort. What surprised me the most is the R's tweeters. They have a quality that I'm not going to be good at describing. Warmer? Brighter? I'm not sure, but I love it. I read a review where someone said they preferred the S's tweeters to the R's. That almost put me off of buying these, but I'm glad it didn't. He must be crazy. These speakers are overall entirely superior. Alpine has yet to disappoint me.

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Bruce

New York

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Alpine type R component

July 27, 2011

These are great speakers for the money. Excellent quality but they do need to be amped for their full potential. They can take a beating.

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Godson27

Yonkers, NY

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Alpine's Rock

February 11, 2011

These speakers are some of the best speakers I have ever owned. I would recommend heed speakers ten times over. They sound colorful and bright. If pushed with with right amp it'll play loud and confidence. The speakers fiver rich detail to every instrument. Some speakers seem to genre specific. I listen to all types of music and these speakers are great no matter what you're listening too. BUY THESE SPEAKERS!!!!

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Eon

Philippines

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Best speaker i've ever had

October 14, 2013

These speakers are the best, they sound clear and the bass is chest thumping, i have no sub yet but these speakers make me feel like i have a sub. This speaks won't sound good without a good amp so you'll need an amp to awaken their power. But the only downside is the tweets burned out after a few months, but still these are the best.

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Jer

Pueblo, CO

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awesome sound

July 13, 2011

I have 2 sets of Alpine SPR-17S speakers in my 98 Dodge Dakota. I don't have a whole lot of power going to them , but the sound great. Especially for the price! I got a whole lot of bang for my buck with this purchase! Thanks Sonic!

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Jt

Miami fl

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Good for the price

July 10, 2011

Good product for the price the tweets burn out tho

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Sean

Massachusetts

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Perfect speakers!

March 14, 2011

I am pleased with these speakers. Great sound and from sonic electronix they were for a great price. I am running them off an amp to get the best sound. Especially at high volume. Great speakers. The only thing I didn't like was the install took a while on my car, but that's with any speaker. Great job alpine!!

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Rob

Elkhart, IN

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simply amazing

February 21, 2011

I would definitely recommend these to anyone who is looking for speakers. They sound great and are very effective.

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David

Bryan, TX

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Alpine SPR-17s 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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Jacob

San Antonio, TX

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Very impressive

February 13, 2011

Pros: smooth mids and highs, impressive bass, loud and smooth sound, 5x7/6x8 brakets and other free mounting hardware, relatively shallow top mount depth.

Cons: need a lot of power.

I really enjoyed installing this set. I appreciated that Alpine included the 5x7/6x8 mounting brackets for free. The crossovers are large, but I had no problems finding a place to install them. The box included lots of other mounting hardware for the tweeters and the mids, none of which I have used..

I have installed aftermarket coaxial speakers before, but this is the first time I have been installing a component system. The tweeters were mounted in the door sails. The benefits of using component speakers became apparent immediately. The sound stage moved up to the level of the dash board, and the highs had become more natural and live-like.

All in all I am very impressed with this component set. Each amp channel connected to these speakers is rated for 160watts. My doors had been treated and sealed with Dynamat Xtreme and Dynaliner for optimal bass performance and to eliminate rattles. These speakers can get very loud, but I have never heard them distort. The tweeters are smooth and mellow. They can play loud, but hardly ever become harsh. Mid-bass performance is one of the best things about these speakers. They produce loud, clear, and more or less flat bass response down to 60Hz. Sub bass is fairly audible down to like 30Hz, but it certainly gets weaker below 60Hz. It's not a big problem since I use a subwoofer to play lows. I have tried to use a crossover point that ends up blending these components with the subwoofer in the best way possible to stay true to the original recordings as reproduced by my Sennheiser HD555 headphones. In the end, I have decided that crossing somewhere between 60 and 70Hz is best for these speakers. Right now I have them crossed at 60Hz, with 12dB slope, and the sub is low passed at 60Hz. Given how loud they can play, I am impressed that the top mounting depth is less than 2-1/2 inches. These should fit in most car doors out there.

All in all, it's hard to go wrong with these speakers. Given the price, they're a very good value. The only problem with them is that they're power hungry. I'd say your amp channels should be rated at around at least 100watts each to make them sing best.

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Kyle

Des Moines, Ia

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Great value!

December 24, 2010

Using a set of these powered by an Audioque 4X90 and they sound great! The tweeters are not too harsh and the mid drivers do a superb job!

The different tweeter mount options make them easy to install in a stock location or to mount them flush where there were no tweeters before. I went with the flush mount option and was impressed with how well the set-up worked.

I would say these are one of the better sounding component sets I have ever used.

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Ben

Anaheim, CA

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Great set of speakers

December 1, 2010

I got two sets for all 4 doors in my 07 Yukon Denali & wow!! This speakers give good bass & clear sound. I listen to all types of music & it all sounds great the tweeters are so clear. Don't think twice & just buy them.

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Adam

Canyon Country, CA

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Front Stage

October 30, 2010

The Front Stage is the most important in my opinion and these Alpine SPR 17S do a great job. These are loud and clear, the tweeters handle the highs amazingly and speakers do a great job with the mids! Just awesome and Sonic offers the best price around, with quick shipping and customer service. No complaints anywhere.

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RaggedyA

Shreveport, LA

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Type R's

October 18, 2010

I researched as many different component sets under $200 as I could find and it was a toss up between these Alpine's and the Polk db6501's; having heard the Type R's in a local car audio store (priced about $100 more than Sonic) I took the plunge and am very happy so far with my selection. I've got my crossovers set at 80hz and tweeters set at -4db, but I still hear some harshness at loud volumes on a few tracks but some of that can be explained by poor reproduction from an mp3 file on an iPod...CD usually always sounds better and cleaner. Bass is strong, and midlevels are a little overpowering so some EQ adjustment was needed for me (I'm using a Kenwood Excelon KDC-X993 head unit). My components are up front in the factory door locations of a full-size GMC Savana van, and had a little trouble mounting the tweeters (thanks to GM) and finding a spot for the crossovers, but nothing new if you have ever installed speakers or components in cars before. I've only had them in for about 4 days so I'm clearly still breaking them in. I'm using an Infinity Reference 475a 4-channel amp for power (rear channels are bridged and powering a ported Kicker Comp 12). I must say that these speakers are meeting all of the expectations that I had (I'm very picky and very budget conscious) and exceeding some of them; the bass response is more than adequate for my needs and the clarity is really top-notch. So far I've tested them with Korn, Too Short, Tori Amos, Tom Petty and AC/DC...all genres have come out loud and clear and never sound overworked...and the gain on the amp is only up about halfway at the moment, so I know I'm not really near the true RMS rating for these speakers. Gonna push them a little harder after I've put them through their paces for another week or so. The Type R's are very well built and the crossovers are of great quality and durability (dropped one on concrete as soon as I popped it out of the box and no problems or cracks anywhere). If you have an amp that can push more than 50 watts of RMS per channel, then go for it. I'm looking forward to many years of loud and clear music in my big a** van...these things really fill up that large cabin nicely. Thanks Sonic and thanks Alpine.

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chazkez08

Fredericksburg, VA

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ultra clear! but it hurts a bit.

October 18, 2010

these are great speakers. i love listening to all types of music on them, definitely metal and acoustic the most. they do pretty good for rap and pop too. the midbass overall is great. once you break them in after a couple weeks then they start to hit a bit lower.

the thing that i can't get over is the tweeters. they sound very clear and accurate but they can get really harsh at moderately high to loud volumes. its a love hate relationship.

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andrew

des plaines, IL

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works great

October 12, 2010

Don't be scared of the tiny magnets these speakers are clear at high volume for long periods of time..

Running off of a Kicker ZX-650 no problems, no distortion.

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Jose

Mansfield, TX

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Great Component Speakers!!!

October 1, 2010

Bought two pairs of these and have them hooked up to a Kicker 10ZX650.4 amp and these speakers handle it like a champ are loud. They can pretty much handle any kind of music without distortion. I definitely recommend these speakers for performance and price. Once again, Sonic did not disappoint. I already have two more orders in the works. I WILL only order from Sonic. Thanks!!!

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Lsxtrkiller

Bakersfield, Ca

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LOUD!

August 2, 2010

Overall i would have to say these speakers are one of the best sets i have owned... The woofers were a bit hard to fit into the stock locations. They have amazing highs that can be a bit overpowering i set the crossovers to -3db when i mounted them inside my door and i still have to have the deck on -2 for treble... the mids are only okay and the lows are pretty weak but if you have a sub setup that's nothing to worry about but they are extremely loud and that is a plus they sound clean through the whole range of volume

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SPR-17S

UPC

793276601223

Weight

7.00lbs

Internal SKU

spr17s

Internal Product ID

8553

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-17S