Best Coaxial Speakers

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Coaxial speakers are so named after their configuration – the woofer and the tweeter are mounted on the same axis. This carries the benefit of projecting a full range of sound from a single location. Coaxial speakers also tend to be easier to install than their component system counterparts, as all of the wiring is grouped in a single location. This also means that there is no need to drill into panels to install tweeters in non-factory locations.

Best Coaxial Speakers Overall:

Forget all of the stereotypes - with proper tuning, coaxial speakers can sound just as good as their component system counterparts. The following are some of the best coaxial speakers out there after considering performance, quality, and price.

JL Audio C5-650x Coaxial Speakers

JL Audio may be better known for their class-leading amplifiers and subwoofers, but their expertise doesn't end there. The C5-650x is easily one of the highest-performing coaxial speakers on the market for a number of reasons, including top-notch bass output and intricate detail replication. These made-in-Germany speakers are expensive, but the performance and build quality are well worth the extra cost. Read Full Review

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    JL Audio C5-650x Coaxial Speakers

    Alpine SPR-60 6" Coaxial Speakers

    If you like playing your music loud, you'll find that the Alpine SPR-60 is a good fit for your preferences. This latest Type-R speaker features a redesigned silk dome tweeter, which replicate little details in the higher frequency range without ever sounding shrill. At under $200, the SPR-60 is also an excellent value for money. Read Full Review

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      Alpine SPR-60 6" Coaxial Speakers

      Infinity Kappa 62.11i 6.75" 2 way CAR Audio Speakers

      Infinity's Kappa 62.11i delivers excellent sound quality and sound staging that can't usually be had at such relatively low prices. These coaxial speakers deliver exceptional performance all-around, especially when paired with a quality amplifier. Read Full Review

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        Infinity Kappa 62.11i 6.75" 2 way CAR Audio Speakers

        Focal Performance 6.5" 2-Way Coaxial Speaker PC-165

        Though the Focal Performance PC 165 are on the pricey side, they offer Focal's well-known performance without any major concessions made to meet a price target. These speakers are rated at 60 watts RMS with a max of 120 watts, and a higher-end amplifier to match is highly recommended. Read Full Review

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          Focal Performance 6.5" 2-Way Coaxial Speaker PC-165

          Rockford Fosgate T165 Power 6.5-Inch 2-way Coaxial Full-Range Speaker

          Rockford Fosgate's high-quality sound comes standard with their T165 Power coaxial speakers. Though an upgraded amplifier is recommended to extract the most performance, these speakers are also reasonably priced considering the performance they provide. Read Full Review

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            Rockford Fosgate T165 Power 6.5-Inch 2-way Coaxial Full-Range Speaker

            Best High End Coaxial Speakers:

            High-end coaxial speakers are for discerning listeners who want maximum sound quality in cars that will not accommodate a component speaker system. As a result, none of the speakers on this list should be used to listen to highly compressed files or low-quality MP3s, as their performance allows them to accurately reproduce all of the undesirable distortion, fizzling, popping, and crackling noises associated with rough files. These picks have been chosen for their uncompromising performance and high quality materials, often commanding a very high price tag to ensure no corners were cut in production and design.

            Focal K2 Power 165KRC 6-3/4" Coaxial Speaker Kit

            Focal offers the K2 Power speaker in the coaxial format - useful if your car can't support a component system. The high overall performance remains unchanged - the 165KRC delivers fantastic detail in the upper frequency ranges alongside controlled midbass output. The 165KRC also comes with a separate crossover box, which allows individual users to dial in the speakers to suit listening preferences. Read Full Review

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              Focal K2 Power 165KRC  6-3/4" Coaxial Speaker Kit

              CDT Audio Braxial ES-62i 6.5" 180W RMS 2-Way Component Speakers System

              Despite not being a true coaxial speaker, the ES-62i puts out some of the best performance that can be expected from a coaxial (or similar) design. These 'braxial' speakers have power output rated at 180 watts RMS, and maintain sound fidelity even at high volumes. Though certainly not cheap, these speakers offer high-end performance without needing to install a component system. Read Full Review

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                CDT Audio Braxial ES-62i 6.5" 180W RMS 2-Way Component Speakers System

                Morel Integra Ovation XO 6 Coaxial Speakers

                It's unfortunate that Morel's Supremo speakers aren't available in a coaxial setup, but the Integra Ovation XO is hardly a consolation prize. These are audiophile-grade coaxial speakers, complete with external crossovers for fine-tuning the output. As with any Morel system, the Integra Ovation XO features warm, rich sound with perfect detail, and is suitable for any installation where top sound quality is a must. Read Full Review

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                  Morel Integra Ovation XO 6 Coaxial Speakers

                  Focal Performance 6.5" 2-Way Coaxial Speaker PC-165

                  As you would expect with any Focal speaker offering, the performance PC 165 boasts excellent performance amongst coaxial speakers. Rounding out this list as a relatively more affordable option, Focal's Performance PC 165 provides the company's signature sound quality when hooked up to a suitable amplifier. Read Full Review

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                    Focal Performance 6.5" 2-Way Coaxial Speaker PC-165

                    DLS Performance 426 Coaxial Speakers

                    Being the most budget-friendly pick on this list doesn't stop the DLS Performance 426 2-way coaxial speakers from offering high-end performance. Sound quality put out by these speakers is excellent when using a decent amplifier and high-quality sound files. Read Full Review

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                      DLS Performance 426 Coaxial Speakers

                      Best Budget Coaxial Speakers:

                      If you want to improve the sound quality of your audio system but havent done so yet because of the high prices of speaker upgrades, now is your chance. Each of these choices are high-value coaxial speaker systems that strike a sweet balance between performance and price. While none of these speakers will win you awards in competitions, they are flexible enough to be used in everyday applications.

                      Focal IC 165 6.5" Coaxial Speakers

                      It comes as no surprise to find a Focal product at the top of a speaker-related list, although it might be more shocking to see them on a budget-friendly list. However, the Focal Integration IC 165 manages to combine class-leading performance with a reasonable price, rightfully earning recognition as our top choice amongst budget coaxial speakers. Read Full Review

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                        Focal IC 165 6.5" Coaxial Speakers

                        Polk Audio db651 2-way Coaxial Speakers

                        If you have about $100 to spend on a new speaker set, look no further than the Polk Audio db651. This marine-certified speaker offers up punchy bass and controlled highs, and resist distortion better than anything in this price range. It's a mystery how Polk Audio is able to offer this sort of performance at such a low price. Read Full Review

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                          Polk Audio db651 2-way Coaxial Speakers

                          Infinity Reference 6032SI Shallow Mount Speaker

                          As the shallow mount versions of the normal-sized Reference 6032cf, the Infinity Reference 6032si speakers carry the advantage of flexibility of installation. Power handling is rated at 50 watts RMS (150 watts peak), and these speakers deliver great sound that will satisfy any casual listener looking to upgrade from their factory speakers. Read Full Review

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                            Infinity Reference 6032SI Shallow Mount Speaker

                            Alpine SPS-610 6.75" Coaxial Speakers

                            Alpine's Type-S speakers are positioned as a drop-in replacement for your factory speakers, with the promise of improved sound quality. The SPS-610 delivers just that - easy installation and a noticeable bump in sound quality without an excessive price tag. Keep in mind - as with all other 'budget' speakers, louder volumes bring in distortion. Read Full Review

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                              Alpine SPS-610 6.75" Coaxial Speakers

                              Rockford Fosgate R165X3 Prime 6.5-Inch Full-Range 3-Way Coaxial Speaker

                              Rockford Fosgate's Prime series seeks to be more affordable without compromising on quality. The Prime R165X3 accomplishes this balance between performance and price, making these easy-to-install speakers a great budget-friendly choice. Read Full Review

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                                Rockford Fosgate R165X3 Prime 6.5-Inch Full-Range 3-Way Coaxial Speaker

                                Best 6x9 Coaxial Speakers Overall:

                                6x9-inch coaxial speakers are a great choice for those who want full bass and excellent sound quality without the hassle of installing a separate subwoofer. The following 6x9 speakers are capable of stand-out performance, with appropriately powerful bass and smooth high ends that never strain your ears, even at higher volumes. The picks on this list have been chosen for their overall competence that strikes a balance between no-compromise performance and reasonable pricing.

                                Polk Audio db691 6"x9" 3-way Speakers

                                Polk Audio's db651 6x9 coaxial speaker offers so much performance for such a reasonable price that this speaker belongs on both our budget-friendly and best overall lists. A top-notch all-around performer, this speaker is arguably the best value currently available. Read Full Review

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                                  Polk Audio db691  6"x9" 3-way Speakers

                                  Focal Polyglass 690 CVX 6 x 9-Inch Coaxial Speaker

                                  Focal's Integration line of speakers brings their signature sound quality to car speakers that are designed to fit in most factory locations. The IC 690 uses Focal's own Polyglass for the woofer, and processed aluminum for the inverted dome tweeter. This makes for very accurate sound reproduction that, combined with the relative ease of installation, result in the IC 690 being an excellent choice. Read Full Review

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                                    Focal Polyglass 690 CVX 6 x 9-Inch Coaxial Speaker

                                    Alpine SPR-69 6" x 9" Coaxial Speakers

                                    Alpine's Type-R speakers are well-known for their ability to remain clear at louder volumes. Even with a distortion-prone design such as 'oblong' 6x9-inch speakers, the SPR-69 is able to resist such phenomenon while delivering clean, detailed output. If you like your music loud, the SPR-69 is your best option. Read Full Review

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                                      Alpine SPR-69 6" x 9" Coaxial Speakers

                                      Kenwood Excelon KFC-X693 6" x 9" 3-Way Flush Mount Speakers

                                      Kenwood is already a trusted brand when it comes to great performance for reasonable prices, and their Excelon KFC-X693 speakers are no exception. Able to handle power of 130 watts RMS, and a peak of 300 watts, resulting sound is sure to be a satisfactory upgrade over the OEM system. Read Full Review

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                                        Kenwood Excelon KFC-X693 6" x 9" 3-Way Flush Mount Speakers

                                        Rockford Fosgate Punch P1692 6 x 9-Inches Full Range Coaxial Speakers

                                        Striking that desired balance between performance and price, Rockford Fosgate's Punch P1692 delivers solid bass output and crisp highs without having to worry about distortion. Read Full Review

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                                          Rockford Fosgate Punch P1692 6 x 9-Inches Full Range Coaxial Speakers

                                          Best Budget 6x9 Coaxial Speaker:

                                          You don't have to spend a fortune to get good sound quality out of a 6x9 speaker. Any one of the following five 6x9 coaxial speakers deliver top-notch sound quality at reasonable volume levels without breaking the bank, chosen for their solid performance at low prices.

                                          Kenwood KFC-G6930 6"x9" 3-Way Speakers

                                          While it's inevitable that performance will take a hit as the price goes down, Kenwood has an uncanny ability to maintain solid quality while offering some of the lowest prices in the class. The KFC-G6930 speakers can usually be found for under $50, and provide enough performance to satisfy the casual listener. Read Full Review

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                                            Kenwood KFC-G6930 6"x9" 3-Way Speakers

                                            Rockford Fosgate Punch P1692 6 x 9-Inches Full Range Coaxial Speakers

                                            While no budget-friendly speakers are likely to satisfy more discerning listeners, Rockford Fosgate's Prime R169X2 speakers offer the chance to substantially improve your car's sound system without spending too much. These speakers handle 65 watts RMS, with peak power of 130 watts. Read Full Review

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                                              Rockford Fosgate Punch P1692 6 x 9-Inches Full Range Coaxial Speakers

                                              Infinity Reference 9632CF 6x9-Inch, 300-Watt High Performance Two-Way Loudspeaker

                                              Since most speaker upgrades will require an amplifier upgrade as well, trying to build a better sound system can be difficult to accomplish while on a budget. The Infinity Reference 9632cf won't deliver sound that will satisfy audiophiles, but it will allow you to improve the sound in your car at a reasonable price, and without needing to add a new head unit or amplifier. Read Full Review

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                                                Infinity Reference 9632CF 6x9-Inch, 300-Watt High Performance Two-Way Loudspeaker

                                                Polk Audio db691 6"x9" 3-way Speakers

                                                Polk Audio has nailed the performance-to-value sweet spot with the db691. These speakers deliver incredible sound quality for the price, thanks to the use of robust materials and a 3-way speaker design. Power handling ranges from 10-100 watts RMS - send at least 50W RMS to these speakers for best results. Read Full Review

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                                                  Polk Audio db691  6"x9" 3-way Speakers

                                                  Sound Ordnance P-69 6"x9" 2-way car speakers

                                                  Sound Ordnance is Crutchfield's in-house brand; while they don't have the name recognition of the big guys, they offer solid all-around performance and very reasonable prices. Combined with Crutchfield's customer service and a 3-year warranty, the Sound Ordnance P-69 speakers are a solid budget-friendly choice. Read Full Review

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                                                     Sound Ordnance P-69 6"x9" 2-way car speakers
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