Separates, or component speakers, often come in sets that include the woofer, tweeter, and crossover network. 6.5″ Component speakers can accommodate more sophisticated dome woofers, tweeters, and crossovers. Having these aftermarket upgrades allows you to adjust the settings of each individual unit to achieve a more balanced sound.

Check out the five top-rated 6.5″ component car speakers of the year from Sonic Electronix, as chosen by our customers.


Durability: 4.7 | Value: 4.9 | Features: 4.8 | Design: 4.8 | Usability: 4.8

Regarding speaker configurations, this series is among the most flexible options from NVX. The V-Series Speakers are offered in a wide variety of sizes and designs, including component sets and coaxials measuring 4″, 5.25″, 6″, 6.5″, 6×8″, and 6×9″. At this pricing point, no other component speakers on the market come close to matching these qualities. NVX is confident in that statement. There are 6.5 in and 5.25 in variations of the component sets. Each speaker package features two crossover networks designed to flawlessly finish the natural roll-off from the tweeters to the mid-woofers and 25mm VSPTW tweeters.

Like all of NVX’s other offerings, the V-Series Speakers are built to last and sound great for a long time. Cones are made from a lightweight polypropylene material that reproduces low and midrange frequencies with precision. For pinpoint accuracy from your speakers, the Nitrile Butadiene rubber surround provides a stable foundation for linear motion. The stamped steel base provides a strong framework. When it comes to tight, crisp reproduction, the Y30 Ferrite motor construction has you covered. With its 1 3/16″ High-temperature TSV voice coil, your music will sound more precise and more powerful than before.

For the V-Series Speakers, NVX maintained the same high-quality sound as their previous models. NVX upped the size of the silk dome tweeter from 20mm to 25mm, making it the same size as the tweeter in their N-Series speakers. Now they can go head-to-head with speakers that cost twice as much, thanks to this improvement. The tweeters produce an apparent and defined high-end that is rich and warm.

Item highlights

• 375 watts Peak Each, 125 watts RMS Each
• 1″ Silk Dome Tweeters
• Polypropylene cone material
• Impedance: 4 ohms
• Sensitivity: 88 dB
• Mounting Depth: 2.51″

“Won’t be disappointed!!!” – ★★★★★

By far the best component set I’ve heard. These beat out the Alpine type R I had previously, no problem. I also had my friend listen to them and he has a set of Focal 165v15 and the look on his face was priceless. The sound is very clean and the speaker is of excellent quality. Buy these and I guarantee you will have one of those “kids on Christmas” smiles on your face.


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JL Audio C2-650

Durability: 4.3 | Value: 4.4 | Features: 4.4 | Design: 4.9 | Usability: 4.7

JL Audio Evolution C2 speaker sets deliver excellent audio performance and value. The Evolution C2 Series uses JL Audio’s woofer and tweeter design expertise. They’re efficient and provide a smooth mid-range response with low-frequency extension. Smooth response and distortion-free sound make the C2 Series speakers unique and pleasurable for everyone, and the product gives performance for any automotive audio aficionado at a price that won’t break the bank!

On- and off-axis, high-frequency transitions are seamless with JL Audio C2 tweeters’ silk dome diaphragms. As a tweeter diaphragm, silk is natural and good. Silk’s outstanding damping capabilities decrease ringing and resonances in the tweeter’s passband, resulting in a smooth, appealing high frequency character without excessive sibilance or exaggerated brightness. Because of its balance, many audiophiles favor Silk Dome Tweeters.

Mineral-filled polypropylene cones, long excursions, and stamped steel frames characterize JL Audio Evolution C2 component speaker systems. The woofer design also benefits from JL Audio’s extensive woofer design experience and superior modeling techniques. This utilization of high-quality components and improvements makes the speaker perform better than competing speakers in its price range. The C2-frequency 650’s response of 59 Hz – 22,000 Hz, continuous-power handling of 60 watts, and efficiency of 91.0 dB allows it to create smooth mid-range and highs.

Item highlights

• 225 watts Peak Each, 60 watts RMS Each
• 3/4″ Silk Dome Tweeters
• Mica Injected Polypropylene – MIPP cone material
• Impedance: 4 ohms
• Sensitivity: 91.0 dB

“Great speaker! Completely happy with my purchase!” – ★★★★★

Long story short every which way I had these speakers set up they sounded great and am 100% happy with. This is not my first stereo and have tried out plenty of other compairable price wise speakers and setups and this is by far my favorite. Of course you could do better if you wanted to spend more but for the price these are above average and perfect for me!


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JBL Stadium 62CF

Durability: 4.8 | Value: 4.9 | Features: 4.7 | Design: 4.8 | Usability: 4.8

If you’re looking for a 6.5″ component speaker system that can surpass your current setup, go no further than the Stadium 62CF. JBL created this system specifically for automotive audio fans. Their one-of-a-kind edge-driven aluminum dome tweeters produce less distortion at high levels and a more open sound.

JBL’s glass-fiber woofer, which maintains its form under power, produces deep, punchy bass. Since glass fiber is lighter than other materials, the woofer in this system uses less energy to operate. To complement the improved high-frequency performance, JBL’s Plus One+ woofer technology extends the cone to the edge of the basket, giving you more surface area and deeper bass.

The external crossovers from JBL are a perfect match for this speaker setup. Stadium production is built on slim crossovers, highlighting the song’s natural nuances. There is a tweeter volume control on each crossover for fine-tuning the volume. These ultra-sensitive 3-ohm speakers are compatible with stock and aftermarket radios and stereos. Still, they shine when paired with an external amplifier. Because of their low impedance, these speakers use every watt of power efficiently.

Item highlights

• 330 watts Peak Each, 110 watts RMS Each
• 3/4″ Aluminum Dome Tweeters
• Glass Fiber cone material
• Impedance: 3 ohms
• Sensitivity: 93 dB

Amazing – ★★★★★

These speakers are fantastic.. they produce a surprising amount of low-frequency sound for their size, and they’re also capable of handling medium-range frequencies with ease. JBL you never cease to amaze me with the quality of your products.

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Rockford Fosgate Power T2652-S

Durability: 4.7 | Value: 4.7 | Features: 4.7 | Design: 4.9 | Usability: 4.8

The T2652-S is a 100 Watts RMS, 2-way component system with 6.50″ woofers and 1″ aluminum dome tweeters. A pair of woofers with grilles, two tweeters with high-quality audiophile crossovers, and mounting hardware are all included in the package.

An alternate component system to the T1, the T2652-S 6.50″ features a Billet aluminum phase plug to improve cooling. Woofers with the same VAST surround and up to 25% more cone area, plus a Flex Fit Basket for fuss-free installation, are included. The Aluminum Dome Neo-Tweeter is an alternative for those with a different tone quality than the T1. The same external audiophile crossover may be set up for either a mono or stereo amplifier.

Item highlights

• 200 watts Peak Each, 100 watts RMS Each
• 1″ Aluminum Dome Tweeters with integral suspension
• Carbon Fiber & polypropylene injection molded cone material
• Impedance: 4 ohms
• Sensitivity: 89 dB

“‘real’ sounding” – ★★★★★

The best way to describe all Fosgate speakers is that they sound natural and the way the music was meant to be reproduced when recorded in the studio.

Being a musician/sound engineer, I have always known that Fosgate speakers are unmatched. All the other manufacturers sound artificial, not what the instruments were supposed to sound like when recorded in the studio. The Fosgate’s are crystal clear.


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JL Audio C3-650

Durability: 4.9 | Value: 5 | Features: 4.9 | Design: 5 | Usability: 4.7

High-quality sound is available in the Evolution C3 Convertible Systems. The 1-inch (25 mm) silk dome tweeter provides exceptional high-frequency performance. In contrast, the long woofer excursion and DMA-optimized performance produce great mid-bass and clean mid-range output. Its greater size and higher production and fidelity result from its pure silk dome edge-driven tweeter, which is an upgrade above OEM tweeters. The woofer’s 1.2-inch voice coil delivers powerful midbass without distorting the higher frequencies. The woofer features an injection-molded polymer basket, a rubber rim, and a polypropylene cone filled with minerals.

JL Audio C3 tweeters use silk dome diaphragms to eliminate artificial sibilance and brightness while smoothing out transitions at high frequencies. Audiophiles prize silk dome tweeters for their neutral sound.

Improve your dynamic motor behavior using JL Audio’s DMA technology. Due to DMA optimization, Evolution C3 motors maintain linear motor force over a broad excursion range and gap magnetic field stability across a wide power range. The resulting bass is crisp and powerful. Linear excursion, power handling, and precision are all enhanced by the driver’s robust 1.2-inch voice coil.

Item highlights

• 225 watts Peak Each, 75 watts RMS Each
• 1″ Silk Dome Tweeters
• Mineral-Filled Polypropylene cone material
• Impedance: 4 ohms
• Sensitivity: 90 dB

Very nice” – ★★★★★

I definitely recommend these speakers. I have used less expensive component speakers in the past and these are far superior. Solid construction and outstanding sound. The high frequency level adjustment selection is easy to move and lets you tune the highs without equalization on the input to the amp. I have the JL Audio 300/4v2 driving these which helps the sound, but overall they handle the power well. Interesting configuration option to mount the tweeter on the bass driver similar to a coaxial speaker.


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