Alpine Type-S SPS-517

460W Max (150W RMS) 5" x 7" / "6 x 8" 2-Way Type-S Series Coaxial Car Speakers

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• 230W Max Each
• 75W RMS Each
• Poly-mica cone woofer
• Rubber surround
• 1" Silk dome tweeter
• Shallow-mount design
• Affordable premium quality upgrade to your factory audio system

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General Features

  • 5" x 7" / 6" x 8" Type S Series Car Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 460 watts per pair / 230 watts each
    • RMS: 150 watts per pair / 75 watts each
  • Recommended Power Range: 5 - 80 Watts RMS Per Channel
  • Poly-mica cone woofer
  • Rubber surround
  • 1" Silk dome tweeter
  • Optimized air-flow design
  • Stamped steel basket frame
  • Shallow-mount design
  • Affordable premium quality upgrade to your factory audio system
  • Great power-efficient speakers
  • Swivel-mount tweeter
  • 4-Ohms impedance
  • Square-wire short voice coil
  • Low distortion strontium magnet
  • Top mount depth: 2-3/8"
  • Cutout dimensions: 7-3/6" x 4-15/16"
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Priced Per Pair

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Product history:

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(newest, current model)
Alpine S-S57 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Alpine S2-S68)
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(previous model, replaced by Alpine S-S57)
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(previous model, replaced by Alpine Type-S SPS-517)
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(previous model, replaced by Alpine SPS-507)

Specifications & Details

Speaker Specifications
S Series
Priced Per
Number of Speakers
Speaker Size
5" x 7" (also mounts in most 6" x 8" locations)
2-way Coaxial
Tweeter Design
Tweeter Size
Tweeter Composition
Woofer Composition
Polymer/Mica Composite
Woofer Surround
Peak Power Handling
230 watts
RMS Power Handling
75 watts
88 dB
Frequency Response
73 - 22000 Hz
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
4 ohms
Shallow Mount Installation
Top-Mount Depth (Mounting Depth)
Bottom-Mount Depth
Cutout Dimensions
7-3/16 x 4-15/16 
General specifications
Marine Certified
Hi-Res Certified
Speaker Grilles
Optional (Accessory Required and Sold Separately)
What is in the box?
User manual
WITB: Speakers
Speakers (2)
Mounting screws (8)
Mounting clips (8)
Warranty and Return Policy
Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider

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Alpine SPS-517

These are good speakers for the money. They are a little above entry level, but regardless sound good. I don't know if they can take 75 watts RMS though. I have them hooked to my Alpine KTP-445U, which is 45 watts RMS to four channels, and I can't turn the gain up past about half without hearing distortion. But with a small amp, these speakers sound good. I would recommend them.

By Smuck on January 9, 2014


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decent speaker for the money should have a amp to fully appreciate the sound quality

By zap on February 15, 2013


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Great product for the money

These speakers are priced well and are worth the money. Great quality speaker and I would recommend them to anyone.

By Alex on January 28, 2013


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Awesome speakers

These speakers went in to my 2001 Ranger. I previously had the SPS 507's for 6 years of abuse and they held up beautifully. I expect these speakers will hold up just as well.

By Justin on October 2, 2011


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Great Value Upgrade with Alpine Quality

I just finished installing a set of Alpine SPS-517 speakers in a 1995 Mustang convertible as replacements to the stock 5x7/6x8 “premium sound” Ford speakers. They are driven by a 16 watt per channel Alpine iDA-x303 head unit without an external amplifier.

The SPS-517s were mounted vertically in the stock rear speaker locations. After getting the top 2 screw holes to line up with this speaker, the bottom screw holes were off just enough to not fit nor allow for new holes. Thankfully, these speakers have extra tabs on each end which I was able to use after drilling a new hole through the stock bracket. The three screw mount is very solid. Alpine DOES include the pigtails to connect the SPS-517 speakers to the stock wiring or you can buy one of the various stock speaker connector wires specific to your vehicle and avoid splicing completely.

The stock front speakers were also replaced with Alpine SPS-610C Component speakers.

The sound created by the SPS-517 speakers is a tremendous upgrade over stock even with the internal 16 watt per channel head unit. The performance of these speakers is excellent for the cost. Paired up with the SPS-610C’s in the front there is ample sound to enjoy music on the highway with the top down. For a bit more oomph, an Alpine KTP-445 head unit amp would provide a clean 45 watts per channel. However, if you are considering a high power external amplifier for your car you should probably spring for a Type-R or Type-X speaker set instead of the Type-S.

By Midwest Convertible on August 28, 2011


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Good factory replacement to cover mids and highs.

I bought these for the rear of my '02 F-250 (Crew Cab) and have had them for a few months. These fit the factory location, but I did have to drill a few holes, the mounting holes did not line-up perfectly with the factory holes. My rear seats partially block the speakers, but the sound is still acceptable. The highs are great, but these don't get quite as low as I expected. I thought that they would cover the low end a bit more than they do. Without adding a subwoofer, I would be somewhat disappointed in the overall performance. They work well covering the mid and high frequencies.
The speakers look good, but I do not like the new plastic frame.
I have these connected directly to an Alpine CDE-147BT head unit.

By Zeek on February 1, 2014


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2 hr commuter

Speakers cover a broad range. It is a great speaker for the price. I have four of them in a focus as a gift for my wife. I would definitely recommend adding a sub though! I'm using two polk dbl 10s with an older 6 channel soundstream amp. Just make sure you have a good deck! I have a Sony GT620IP (I think) that makes the highs almost too much with the DSPs and different music makes adjustments necessary. My wife said she gets headaches with certain music, like Rhianna, but this is due to the deck and her not wanting to mess with the settings. Sony decks typically seem to push higher sounds that a comparable Pioneer decks in my opinion. There are other decks with deeper sounds too. I wouldn't use these speakers with decks that tip heavy toward high sounds... my opinion.

By 2busy on January 20, 2014


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best price on the Internet

I have always trusted the Alpine name and they did not disappoint on these new SPS517 Speakers. Ordered four speakers w/ vehicle specific adaptors and arrived as promised from SE. They were no delivery issues.

The speaker adaptors for my 2008 F150 SC, made installation a snap (45 min), including removing and re-installing the rear door panels. They sound awesome w/ factory head unit.

Better all around sound quality than the stock paper speakers. The SPS 517 are tight on the lows and I am very pleased. I would recommend Sonic Electronix and these speakers, hands down!

Next upgrade planned: In-dash GPS, DVD Head unit, and a small sub.

By Rennie on July 8, 2011


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2002 lincoln ls

Got 4 of them on an alpine 4ch amp. Sounds amazing, getting 80w rms. Alpine headunit, Knukoncepts wiring.No distortion, not the BEST bass, but the mids.Vocals are absolutly beautiful

By james on September 16, 2012


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good leans towards great speaker!

Great High's! My treble is set a lot lower than with factory speakers. Could use some more low's/bass but for the price I can't complain. These replaced the front door speakers in my 2012 Mustang with the base stereo. Before, if I turned the stereo power up more than 1/3 of the way, I would get fuzz and bad distortion. Not anymore! I'm going to buy a second set for the rears very soon and maybe add a small sub to compliment the great high range these put out.

By Ryan on August 25, 2011


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