Upgrading your car's factory speakers with a pair of the Best Coaxial Car Speakers will give new life to your daily driving. Coaxial speakers combine the woofer and the tweeter onto the same axis. Compared to component speakers, where the tweeter and the larger woofer are separate and need to be mounted separately. Coaxials are a combo package. This allows the projection of a full range of sound and frequencies from 'one' speaker. They’re easier to install and easier to wire. You can even replace component speakers with coaxials if you’d like. This type of speaker is arguably the most popular speakers on the market.
There are a number of benefits to upgrading your vehicle's stereo with a set of aftermarket coaxial speakers. Car manufacturers don't focus on their speakers as much as they should. In most cases, the factory speakers that come with your car are cheaply made. They aren't built for audio performance either. Aftermarket speakers are made with better quality materials than OEM speakers. They have a longer lasting life, and in most cases will provide improved audio performance too. There's also a number of added benefits and features to aftermarket speakers, like weatherproof and water resistance. And one of the best parts about aftermarket speakers is that they're affordable. You'll find that in most cases, replacing your car's speakers with OEM units is more expensive than a higher quality aftermarket coaxial speaker.
Here is a list of 2017's top rated and reviewed 6 1/2 inch coaxial car speakers to help you choose the best products for your car's stereo:
Best 6.5" Coaxial Speakers | Top 6
|Our Rank||6.5" Coaxial Speaker||Speaker Type||Power Handling||Frequency Response||Price|
|1.||JL Audio C5-650X||2 Way||RMS: 75 Watts|
Peak: 225 Watts
|48 - 25k Hz||$$$|
|2.||Hertz HCX 165||2 Way||RMS: 100 Watts|
Peak: 200 Watts
|50 - 22k Hz||$$|
|3.||Focal K2 Power 165KRC||2 Way||RMS: 80 Watts|
Peak: 160 Watts
|60 - 20k Hz||$$$|
|4.||Alpine SPR-60||2 Way||RMS: 100 Watts|
Peak: 300 Watts
|65 - 29k Hz||$|
|5.||Rockford Fosgate Power T1675||2 Way||RMS: 75 Watts|
Peak: 150 Watts
|55 - 22k Hz||$$|
|6.||Polk Audio DB652||2 Way||RMS: 100 Watts|
Peak: 300 Watts
|40 - 22k Hz||$|
Before you scroll down to our full list of 6 1/2 inch coaxials, make sure you know the difference between a coaxial and component car speaker:
Component Speakers are typically a pair of tweeters and mid-bass drivers (speakers) that are matched with a crossover that limits the frequency range each speaker reproduces. You can tell if your car has components if you have more than one speaker for each channel, or if the tweeter is separate from the mid-bass driver. Usually component sets are in the front of the vehicle.
Coaxial Speakers have the tweeter, mid-bass driver and the crossover mounted together in one space saving speaker. They are very popular because they are much easier to install and don’t take up as much space as the component set. Coaxial speakers are usually found in the rear of the vehicle.
If you still don’t know the difference between a coaxial and component speaker and would like to learn more, click here for more information.
HOW WE TESTED
In order to find the best 6.5" coaxial speakers, CarAudioNow has combined several reviews across the industry with first-hand tests. There are many criteria that we take into consideration when rating and reviewing each speaker, including:
- Style (Looks, Design)
- Power Ratings (Peak, RMS)
- Quality (Materials used, manufacturer, etc)
- Online Reviews (From multiple vendors such as Sonic Electronix, Crutchfield, Amazon and more)
The result from our combination of sources and testing is a list of the top rated and reviewed 6.5" coaxials. And in addition to our compilation of best rated products, CarAudioNow also provides multiple comparisons of prices from vendors to try to get you the best price for all of your products. But in the end, the best speaker is one that meets your specific needs and is compatible with your car.