5 Best Alpine Car Speakers Reviewed

5 Best Alpine Car Speakers Reviewed

Best Alpine Car Speakers

If you can’t get in the car without turning on your music, have you ever considered upgrading your car’s sound system?

You may not know what you’re missing out until you try out a top brand. With a great sound system, you can get that deep bass, clear pitch, and really hear the different levels of music as you cruise down the highway.

Many factory-issued speakers just can’t cut it when it comes to playing rap, hard rock, metal, electronic, or pop music.

Alpine is one of those companies that want to change the way you hear music. A Japanese electronic component manufacturer that’s been around for over 50 years, Alpine has been one of the top choices among those looking to upgrade their car’s audio system. They’ve been a major brand for quite some time and you don’t stay around for over 50 years unless you’re doing something right.

Alpine makes more than just speakers though, specializing in navigation systems subwoofers, amplifiers like the PDX V9, A/V head units, and more.

When it comes to car speakers, they usually ride that perfect line of value. If you’re willing to shell out a bit more money, you’re going to be rewarded with great quality. There’s nothing wrong with lowering your budget, you just may not get the quality and sound you’re after.

Even though Alpine has been in the game for quite some time, many of their speakers leave a bit more to be desired. You’ll often find online reviews to be a mixed bag, with sides landing distinctly on the love or hate side.

Without further ado, let’s go through the top five Alpine speakers on the market and try to find the right one for you.

 

Alpine SPR-60 6.5 Coaxial Speakers

The budget version of the SPR-60C (which we’ll cover later on) doesn’t quite have the same sophistication as its brethren. This 2-way coaxial set has more or less the same features as the component version.

The speakers are well-made and help produce a solid sound. If you’re someone who loves feeling that thumping bass, you might want to pass over these speakers. If you don’t want to rattle your windows, then this speakers are great for their price.

Loud sound and bass users should buy the component versions of these speakers but if you’re on a budget then these will do just fine.

Even though it sounds like we’ve been shaming these for a bit, they still represent a significant upgrade over your car’s sound system, provided it’s not already outfitted with a premium set.

When it comes to overall sound quality,you’ll get harsh sound mids and highs with a solid bass. Clarity is hard to top with these as you’ll need a solid amplifier and plenty of power to get the most out of them.

Some users have said that it takes a few hours of pumping music through the speakers before you can truly appreciate the sound quality. So if you’re worried about the initial quality sounding a bit off, don’t sweat it and take a bit extra time on your commute home.

The Specs

  • Size : 6-1/2″
  • Design: Coaxial
  • Sensitivity : 88 dB
  • Power Handling: RMS: 100 watts, Peak: 300 watts
  • Frequency response : 65 – 29,000 Hz
  • Top-mount depth : 2-1/2″

 

Alpine SPR-60C 6.5 Component Speakers

This is going to be the most expensive set of speakers we look at but they are well worth the price. It’s hard to find a more well-balanced, clear sound when it comes to these speakers. These speakers come with separate items: subwoofers, tweeters, and crossovers.

Even though all of the components are mounted independently, they still work in conjunction with one another flawlessly letting each piece of the speaker set work to its full potential. That way, no component will interfere with the other one. You’ll get clear, realistic sound throughout the entire car no matter where you’re seated.

  • This speaker set also comes with plenty of power, meaning you can easily crank up the volume and pound that loud bass without sacrificing sound quality.
  • You can use your factory head unit to power these speakers, but they are truly unleashed when you pair them with an outboard amp.
  • The design of the woofers means plenty of air is going to be pushing a lot of air and the more air they push, the louder the bass.
  • The silk tweeters produce great highs and a mounted EQ ring means you’ll be able to find that sweet listening spot easily in your car.
  • Their sensitivity rating is a bit weak, coming in at only 88 decibels but that’s the only major complaint we have for these fantastic speakers.

The Specs

  • Size : 6-1/2″
  • Design: Component
  • Sensitivity : 88 dB
  • Power Handling: RMS: 110 watts, Peak: 330 watts
  • Frequency response : 65 – 29,000 Hz
  • Top-mount depth : 2-3/8″

 

Alpine SPS-610 Type-S Coaxial Speakers

A great combination of price and quality, the SPS-610 are well-liked and come in at a bargain of around $60.

With decent power handling and sensitivity for their size and price, you can’t go wrong with these speakers if you are on a super budget. They don’t have the same sound quality as their component brethren, but you can’t really go wrong when you’re upgrading your car for such a small price.

If you’re looking for strong bass, then this probably isn’t your best bet. But overall they produce good, clear sound for your entire car. They are also incredibly easy to install, as a novice DIYer could probably figure it out.

Once again, if you’re looking to upgrade past your regular factory-issued speakers then you’ll instantly notice the sound quality difference at such a small price.

Remember what we mentioned at the beginning of price and quality? Some users have reported their speakers blowing out in less than a year. While this was rare, it should still be taken into consideration before making this purchase.

Other than that, there’s not a whole lot to say about them. They’re cheap, solid speakers that give your vehicle an instant upgrade.

The Specs

  • Size : 6-1/2″
  • Design: 2-Way Coaxial
  • Sensitivity : 88 dB
  • Power Handling: RMS:  80 watts, Peak: 240 watts
  • Frequency response : 70 – 22,000 Hz
  • Top-mount depth : 2-1/4″


Alpine SPS-610C 6.5 Type-S Component Speakers

Another great band for your buck, the Alpine SPS-610C speakers should definitely be something you take a look at. With quality components and great sound quality, they are definitely worth the investment if you’re looking for a significant upgrade.

Featuring stiff and lightweight mineral fortified polypropylene cones, you’ll be getting clear, rich bass and great mids. Combine that with rubber surrounds and you won’t notice any sort of distortion while listening to your music.

  • This speaker series comes with silk dome tweeters which you can move around in order to give you the best stereo imaging possible.
  • While the bass is pretty good, it lacks the power to really rattle your ribcage. If you plan on listening to super deep bass then it might be better to look at other speakers or purchase a subwoofer.
  • The mids and highs are the true bread and butter of the speakers and a great bargain for the price tag.

The Specs

  • Size : 6-1/2″ & 6-3/4″
  • Design: Component
  • Sensitivity : 88 dB
  • Power Handling: RMS:  80 watts, Peak: 240 watts
  • Frequency response : 70 – 22,000 Hz
  • Top-mount depth : 2-1/4″

Alpine R-S65 R-Series 6.5 Coaxial Speakers

Another set of quality speakers, the R-S65 is made up of top-quality components that will give you top quality bass response and a great frequency range to hit all the lows and highs.

While these speakers work fine with your onboard stereo, it’s recommended that you purchase your own amp in order to give them the power they are hungering for.

  • They handle loud sounds better than some on the list, giving you dynamic sound no matter where you’re seated in the car.
  • Their biggest drawback is their difficult installation, meaning you’re probably going to have to head into a shop in order to get them configured in your vehicle.

Other than that, they are a solid set of speakers at a low price point. You can’t go wrong with this upgrade and you’ll notice the changes as soon as you start blasting your music.

The Specs

  • Size : 6-1/2″
  • Design: Coaxial
  • Sensitivity : 88 dB
  • Power Handling: RMS:  100 watts, Peak: 300 watts
  • Frequency response : 65 – 29,000 Hz
  • Top-mount depth : 2-3/8″

 

Bryce

Bryce Newell is an automotive enthusiast who loves to write about the latest news, products, and DIY projects. While Bryce is an amateur in the field, he is passionate about cars and has been since he spent weekends in the garage helping his dad rebuild a 68 Dodge Charger as a kid.

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