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Alpine Type-S Speaker Review

Updated on March 27, 2010
Alpine SPS-600C
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Alpine Type-S Speaker Review

If you are looking for new car speakers, your search is over. Get the Alpine Type-S speakers. They are amazing - I was blown away at the sound quality once I had them installed in my 2009 Scion xB2.

I will not use complicated car audio terminology in this hub, because I want it to be easy to read and understand.

First if all, if you love your music as much as I do, then you owe it to yourself to get new car speakers to get the most out of your music listening experience. Music is extremely important to me, and I wanted high-quality speakers in my car. After I got SIRIUS Satellite Radio, I wanted new speakers even more! My search led me to the Alpine SPS-600C set for the front half of my car (later, I will add the Alpine SPS-600 speakers for my back doors).

Where to Buy:

The only thing that stopped me from buying these speakers months ago was the price tag. Of course, during those months I didn’t look at eBay or, so I’m telling you this now: Buy your speakers online!!! The Alpine SPS-600C component set at Best Buy and Car Toys is about $130 – I got my Alpine SPS-600C component set on eBay (New), for less than $80! That saved me so much money, that I didn’t feel as bad for paying the price of installation at Car Toys.


6.75” woofer (x2)

1” tweeter (x2)

80 watts RMS (x2)

240 watts peak power

88 dB

Frequency Response: 70-22,000 Hz

Top MountDepth: 2.25”

1 Year Warranty

Built-in Crossovers (x2)

The 6.75” woofers fit in most 6.5” speaker openings.

Air-Injected Rubber Surround

Lightweight Polypropylene-Mica Cones

Silk Tweeter that you can swivel up to 10 degrees

Smooth, natural sound

Low profile for more mounting possibilities

No harshness at loud volume levels

Efficient design

Works well with or without an amplifier

Rugged for long life span

4 ohms

Sound Quality:

Where do I start? These speakers are: Crisp, loud, clean, big, bright, deep, 3D, complex, thick, heavy, full, stimulating, inspirational, smile-evoking, head-banging, and mind-blowing… to name a few. I turned the volume on my Pioneer car stereo up to 50 with no distortion – only crisp, clear highs and lows. These speakers literally blew me away. When I replaced the factory-installed Pioneers, I was not expecting much of a difference, but after having them installed at Car Toys, I was proven wrong! I promise you will not be disappointed in your purchase of Alpine Type-S Speakers. In fact, in the near future, I will be buying the Alpine SPS-600 set the rear doors in my 2009 Scion xB2!

If you do not trust yourself installing the speakers in your car on your own, please take it to a professional. The last thing you want to do if ruin your speakers die to faulty installation or not get a good sound due to inexperience with car audio equipment.

If you have any questions or comments about the speakers or this hub, please feel free to leave a comment below. Thanks!


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      Michael Gingerich 

      4 years ago

      Alpine is amazing. I 100% agree with buying online. I bought a 15" TypeR sub for less than 50.00! It was new & included free shipping! I installed it in my 98 Chevy Metro along with a pair of 6.5"Type-S coaxials, 6.5" Type-S components, a pair of Type-S 6x9"s, 2 amps & a BT133 head unit. Alpine is second to NO one!

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      6 years ago

      How's the bass, without a subwoofer

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      8 years ago

      i had the type s in my metro they do sound good but i got type x refs in my civic with an alpine v12 30x4 and a type x 10 with a v12 1000 watt monoblock alpine is the way to go no matter watt only gripe is with chevelles first cd both type s and x get sta

    • parkerk393 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Arlington, Texas

      Thanks JohnB0127!

    • johnb0127 profile image


      8 years ago from TX

      It seems that you know a lot about these speakers! Good hub


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