Last updated on January 21st, 2021 at 09:53 am
In this article: We'll review 6 of our best pick 5×7 inch speakers for your car, truck or vehicle.
- Best Overall 5×7 Speaker Pick: Focal 570AC
- Runner Up, Overall Pick: JL Audio C5-570X
- Best Volume Pick: Alpine SPS-517
- Best for Harsh Environments: Polk Audio MM572
- Best Power Handling Pick: Infinity Kappa 682.11CF
- Best Value Pick: Rockford Fosgate Power T1572
The factory car speakers that come with your car are typically made from low quality, inexpensive components and low grade materials that were designed to be low cost with acceptable performance. Compressed paper, steel, and other low grade materials are usually what you'll find in your OEM car speakers. But for enthusiasts who enjoy their music and want more from their vehicle's audio system, replacing OEM speakers with quality made aftermarket 5×7 speakers will add clearer, louder and fuller sound to meet your need for higher quality music. Not only will they produce better sound when you're listening to your favorite music, they'll also handle more power, last longer and distort less.
And if you're not 100% positive your car will fit a 5″ x 7″ speaker, check out our car speaker fitment guide to confirm the speaker sizes for your year, make and model.
Unsure what speaker size your car has? Search for your make and model using our Speaker Fitment Guide to find out if the speakers on this list match the speaker size of your car!
Best 5×7 Inch Car Speakers List
Focal 570AC Quick Review
The Focal 570AC's are truly speakers that will redefine your standards for car audio. Defined by high precision, quality and performance, Focal continues to set the bar with their speakers, including the 570AC. These Focals feature high grade built-in crossovers that deliver a precise range of frequencies to the woofer and tweeter and a DFS (dual fiberglass structure) woofer cone that gives excellent mid-bass and midrange sound reproduction, while also fulfilling your needs for clear, deeper bass. Combined with a butyl rubber surround, you have a high performing woofer that delivers, while ensuring long lasting durability in all-weather conditions.
- Great sound quality for the size
- Clear, deep bass
- Easy to install and durable construction
- Grilles not included
JL Audio C5-570X Quick Review
The JL Audio C5 series which is known for its well-balanced and smooth delivery of bass high fidelity sound. The Evolution 570x is one of the best 5 x 7 car speakers on the market, even though it has been around for several years.
As full range speakers, the 2-way 570x has proven beyond our expectation that you can achieve that much sought-after live band sound or concert oomph inside your vehicle. What makes this possible are the twin mineral-filled woofer cones made of polypropylene, silk dome tweeters, a patented cooling system from a cast alloy frame equipped with special anti-overheat technology , exemplary 450 watts peak power/pair and sustained reliability guaranteed to handle years of regular use.
When we decided to test the Evolution C5 570x, we were slightly put off by the fact that it does not come with speaker wires. Fortunately, that was easily and quickly remedied and when we finally got to install it, we loved it! It has external adjustable crossovers, 4 tweeter levels, and 3 midrange controls. This only means that you can play around with the sound system to get the perfect acoustics without having to buy a subwoofer. Amazing! Absolutely worth the effort!
With a depth of 2.5 inches, this unit fits both 5 x 7 and 6 x 8 openings. In addition, it performs better than the C2 and C3 series especially in terms of power and clarity. Other features include:
- 4 Ohm impedance, 90.5 decibels
- 48 t0 25,000 Hz frequency
- 25 to 75 watts RMS
- High and low pass
- Butyl rubber surround
- Great build quality for enhanced durability
- Excellent sound quality and clarity
- Classic, modern design
- Quite expensive
Alpine SPS-517 Quick Review
Another excellent replacement/upgrade to your car's OEM 5″ x 7″ speakers is the Alpine SPS-517. These woofers were designed for high output with low power, making them the perfect solution for replacing blown speakers in a car without an upgraded head unit or amplifier. Featuring a stiff mineral-filled polypropylene cone for accurate and crisp response and a resilient rubber surround for efficiency and durability, the SPS-517 competes with the highest of quality and performing speakers for half the price. Add one of the Best Car Stereos to power these 5″ x 7″s, and the only think you'll find blown is your mind.
- Very affordable
- Good construction and durable
- Great sound performance for the price
- Low power handling
- Bass is not as good as others on our list
Polk Audio MM572 Quick Review
It would be remiss of us to not include this high-performing, co-axial system from Polk Audio – a 30-year old company well-known for car and marine speakers. Their flagship 5 x 7 speaker is without a doubt the MM572 which has an array of insane innovations that come together beautifully to produce clear, distortion-free sound.
Some of these innovations include:
- Use of woven glass composite cones, which adds stiffness to lower mass and generate crisp, fine sound
- Use of the most powerful Neodymium magnets for increase in performance strength without weighing down the speakers and your vehicle
- State of the art Klippel-Optimized parts used to test and refine the speaker design to perfection, minimizing distortion while optimizing the woofer and voice coil alignment
- Use of a carbon composite basket to improve the strength-weight ratio
- Use of 30mm diameter voice coils to extend power capacity and reliability
The bottom line of the MM572 is that you just need to turn up the music with these speakers and you'll be stunned by their performance. An interesting plus about these speakers is that they can also be used in boats and perform just as well as in cars! They’re water resistant. And what’s great is that you get all these high-end features for an incredibly reasonable price that is wallet-friendly.
Some of the MM572's key features include:
- Sold as a pair
- 100 watts continuous use, 300 watts at peak
- Can be used for 6 x 8 (with slight modifications)
- Mounting depth of 3 inches
- Soft dome tweeter
- 93 dB sensitivity
- 1 year warranty
Trust us when we say the Polk MM572 is a great choice with no chance of sub-par performance at all. Overall, they're a great pair of car speakers and definitely worth considering if you're upgrading.
- They are water resistant
- Strong and durable
- Quality sound
- Highs can be a little ‘high'
Infinity Kappa 682.11CF Quick Review
Bring out the best in your music with Infinity's Kappa 682.11cf 5″ x 7″ speakers (also fit into 6″ x 8″ cutouts). The 682.11cf was designed for smooth response and high sensitivity to give clear, powerful and distortion-free sound reproduction without the necessity of high powered amplifiers, making them a great choice for your factory replacements or upgrade. A unique oversized tweeter design allows you to customize and aim the direction of the tweeters to hear your higher frequencies, even if they are in kick panels or on the lower end of your doors. And for those who enjoy their bass, these Infinities feature Plus One+ technology with a lightweight glass-fiber woofer cone with hi-roll rubber surround, giving the woofer more surface area and quicker response to reproduce the lower frequencies that you love.
- Good sensitivity and high power handling
- Great and stylish design
- Not water resistant
- Not the best bass quality for the price
- You need an amplifier for best performance
Rockford Fosgate Power T1572 Quick Review
The Rockford Fosgate Power T1572 encompasses Fosgate's latest and greatest innovations and technologies in design and performance. All of their Power series use only the highest grade materials, like the carbon fiber and polypropylene molded cone that makes up this speaker's woofer, and the aluminum dome tweeter, and the butyl rubber surround that surrounds the woofer. Everything about the Power T1572 screams quality and it's performance reflects its grade of materials used. Lets not forget about the unique suspended tweeter design that gives this speaker a state-of-the art look. But don't its looks alone determine it's performance, listen yourself, this speaker will bring the concert to your car!
- Good visual appeal
- Quite affordable
- Durable build
- Quite affordable and easy to install
- Lower power handling
Best Car Speakers: Common Speaker Terms & Ratings
When looking for the Best 5×7 Car Speakers to fit your needs, there are several things to consider before ultimately making a purchase. Here’s some common terminology and information to help you choose the best ones:
Lets define a few common terms that are compared when rating a speaker:
Power Handling: Power handling is the measurement a manufacture gives to rate how much power a speaker can handle and operate at. It is given by two measurements, RMS and Peak (or MAX). RMS Power rating is the amount of power the speaker handles continuously, while the Peak Power rating is the amount of power a speaker can handle in short bursts. When comparing speakers, RMS Power is the more relevant and important rating to look at.
Sensitivity: The speaker sensitivity rating is a measurement of the amount of sound the speaker will emit from the power it’s given. The higher the sensitivity, the more efficient the speaker is with the power it’s given. For lower powered systems, you want a higher sensitivity rating. For a higher powered system, you want a lower sensitivity rating. Lower sensitivity rated speakers are meant to handle higher power.
Frequency Range: Frequency range is the frequencies that the speaker emits sound at, measure in Hz. Normally they are given from a low frequency to high, for example: 20 – 22,000 (22k) Hz. This measure how low and high the speaker can actually emit sound at.
Speaker Design and Materials
Woofer: The speaker woofer can determine the responsiveness, and quality of the speaker. The stiffer and more lightweight the material used, the more effective the speaker is. Polypropylene is a very common material used for the cone, as well as woven fabrics such as kevlar. Aluminum and titanium are also used in higher end speakers.
Woofer Surrounding: The woofer surround also is an important aspect of the speaker system and effect the sound as well. Durable, lightweight, and free moving materials are used to allow the woofer to move with as little energy possible. The material is essential for a long lasting and performing speaker too. As speakers get older and used, humidity levels and wear-and-tear can crack and even break the surrounding of the woofer. Rubber surrounding is typically the most long lasting an high performing material. Foam an cloth surroundings are found on less expensive component speakers, with lower performance and shorter life spans.