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Rockford Fosgate T16-S

Power Series 6-1/2" component system

Item # 575T16S

Rockford Fosgate doesn't mess around when it comes to car audio.

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Rockford Fosgate doesn't mess around when it comes to car audio.

Item # 575T16S

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About the Rockford Fosgate T16-S

Built to rock

Rockford Fosgate doesn't mess around when it comes to car audio. This Power Series T16-S component speaker system uses advanced design elements to ensure rock solid performance for the long road ahead. The lightweight 6-1/2" woofer features a polypropylene cone that's reinforced with strong carbon fibers — just what you need for accurate reproduction at high volumes. Rockford Fosgate also uses their proprietary VAST™ technique to increase the woofer's cone area for deeper lows without increasing the size of the basket. With power handling up to 80 watts RMS, you'll want to connect an external amplifier to make them really rock.
T16-S tweeter

Install the T16-S tweeters higher in your vehicle for better stereo imaging.

Built to rock

Rockford Fosgate doesn't mess around when it comes to car audio. This Power Series T16-S component speaker system uses advanced design elements to ensure rock solid performance for the long road ahead. The lightweight 6-1/2" woofer features a polypropylene cone that's reinforced with strong carbon fibers — just what you need for accurate reproduction at high volumes. Rockford Fosgate also uses their proprietary VAST™ technique to increase the woofer's cone area for deeper lows without increasing the size of the basket. With power handling up to 80 watts RMS, you'll want to connect an external amplifier to make them really rock.

Souped-up tweeter

The separate 1" treated fabric dome tweeter gives the high frequencies a powerful presence in the mix. If you need to make adjustments based on the landscape of your car, Rockford Fosgate lets you select from three tweeter levels to optimize your highs.

Installation innovation

When it comes to installing these speakers in your car, you'll appreciate the slots around the woofer's frame if your car's factory holes are slightly off. Rockford Fosgate even includes plates that you can modify to put the round woofers into a variety of oval speaker openings.

Installation note: You'll need a pair of our universal backstraps to install the tweeters in the factory locations.

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Product highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two 6-1/2" woofers, two tweeters, and two external crossovers
  • carbon fiber and polypropylene woofer
  • butyl rubber surround
  • 1" treated fabric dome tweeter
  • 2-way external crossover with 3-level tweeter adjustment
  • includes adapter brackets
  • Vertical Attach Surround Technique (VAST™) increases cone area
  • 4-ohm impedance
  • power range: 10-80 watts RMS (160 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 60-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 86 dB
  • woofer mounting depth: 2"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # T16-S
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What's in the box:

  • 2 Woofers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Tweeters (6" speaker wire attached terminated with female quick-slide connectors)
  • 2 Crossovers
  • 2 Front flush mount brackets
  • 2 Rear flush mount brackets
  • 2 Angled surface mounting housings
  • 2 Polished tweeter trim rings
  • 2 Brushed tweeter trim rings
  • Two 6x9/5x7 Adapter brackets
  • Two M4x25mm Machine screws
  • Two M4x10mm Machine screws
  • Two M4x15mm Stud bolts
  • Eight 1-1/4" Allen head screws
  • 3mm Allen head bit
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Installation/Operation Instructions (English/ French/ Spanish/ German/ Italian)

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Crutchfield customer from Raleigh, NC on 6/29/2019

2016 Ram 1500

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I installed these with a 50rms amp powering them. They are crisp and clear, to get the mid bass you want from these you will need at least 50 rms and some sound deadening I would suggest an 70rms amp. The tweeters will give you exactly what you want, at +2db crossover settings they are too bright. I would give these a 5 star but the plate adapter needing to be trimmed seemed ridiculous. Overall happy with my purchase.

Pros: Sound quality

Cons: Adapter plate needs cutting to fit.

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Crutchfield customer from Santa Ana, CA on 6/4/2019

2012 Nissan Cube

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The speakers sound great. Install was not as plug and play as I thought. Had to rewire to splice in the crossovers and adjust mounting for both speakers.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: Install not as easy as advertised

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Very Knowledgeable Rep

Crutchfield customer from Grandview, MO on 6/3/2019

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Compared to the factory equipment this set up blows it out of the water! I really appreciate the assistance the rep gave me in sizing the right speakers.

Pros: Easy install, great sound

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Go get them

Fred from Arab, AL on 3/31/2019

2014 Ford F-150 Platinum

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Awsome! I heard and immediate change. Made really well

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John from Attleboro, MA on 3/2/2019

2012 Ram 1500

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Great sound at a great price.

Pros: Very easy to listen too.

Cons: Adapter plate is weak.

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Able from Baytown, TX on 2/28/2019

2000 Toyota Tacoma

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Over all mine very happy with these speakers great clarity out of the tweaters and the mid driver adds the final touch

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Worth the money

Matt from Shawnee, KS on 2/22/2019

2005 Ford F-150

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Great customer service. Worth spending a little more to get these and truly hear the difference.

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Marco from Goodyear, AZ on 2/18/2019

2018 Ford F-150 XLT

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Replaced my sock speakers in my 2018 Ford f150 what a awesome sound .

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Great Sounding Components

Jeff from Surprise, AZ on 1/3/2019

2017 Ram 2500

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Easy install with great options for the tweeter mounting. Speakers sound fantastic and get really loud with great clarity. Crossover options are aplenty. Had to use additional adhesive to secure the crossovers besides the supplied options. Directions are a little Meh...

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Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 10/1/2018

2004 Ford Ranger

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I've had the T16S in my truck for about a week, and what a difference. crystal clear highs, phenomenal mids. The mounting bracket has pre-stressed cut lines to fit multiple size speakers and various mount sizes, and several of the lines overlap. If you aren't extremely careful, you will break several of the fittings off. Overall, not a big issue, but if someone hasn't done it before, they might run into some issues.

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Amazing speaker

Clint from Fort Worth, TX on 9/7/2018

2018 Nissan Altima

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Amazing sound! Top quality

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Good price

Crutchfield customer from Stockton, CA on 8/27/2018

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Brought T16-s front door T1675-s back door still need 4 ch amp CD player and EQ 2017 Dodge Ram 4x4 subs r gonna b a challenge will b putting things together soon will let u no how everything turns out thank u Crutchfield

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Crutchfield customer from Lynnwood, WA on 8/23/2018

2015 Toyota Tacoma

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Very impressive product. Happy with my purchase!

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Edwin from Perkinston, MS on 7/12/2018

2017 Chevrolet Colorado

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Great service and always excellent product. I have never owned a better pair of speakers.

Pros: Crutchfield always there to help.

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Monrovia, CA on 3/11/2018

2000 Honda Accord

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Installation went beyond my ability or maybe desire so paid to have installed. The set is woofers and tweeters but I did not realize rear dash speakers would be a separate additional purchase. After shock of spending way more for speakers than originally planned the speakers sound very good and clear. I think I miss being able to walk into a room and hear speakers before I buy and get more education so I know what's needed for a whole setup. Researching on Crutchfield was a bit of rabbit hole.

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So clear

Dale from Albany, OR on 1/1/2018

2008 Volkswagen R32

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Just like when I was in high school, Fosgates rule! Going from stock, wimpy Subaru speakers to these is a huge difference. I did have to turn down the treble settings like the other reviewer, but still has such clear sound. Could use an amp to take full advantage of the system. It's straight off a Kenwood unit. I am so glad I got these.

Pros: Incredibly clear sounds. No static or hissing.

Cons: Finding a place to put the crossover.

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Seth from Exeter, CA on 6/20/2017

2004 Mitsubishi Lancer

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These speakers are well worth the money. I have components at every speaker location these replaced a pair of sonys. Since I still have the sony's in the rear the difference puts them to shame. Cristal clear highs and the mid sounds like a little sub with the bass.

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MiniChopper4Me from Miami Beach, FL on 4/26/2016

2013 Smart fortwo

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Update: I discovered the left woofers positive connector had come loose. This was why the highs were so tinny, I was missing a whole speaker! Once I corrected this and adjusted the settings appropriately, everything sounded WAY better! I apologize for my mistake! I still opted to go with another set of speakers (which I can't return if I don't like them) but I wanted to make sure to set the record straight for these speakers.

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Way too bright for my taste

MiniChopper4Me from Miami Beach, FL on 4/13/2016

2013 Smart fortwo

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My installation includes an Alpine ILX-007 Head Unit, the Alpine KTP-445U, and a Rockford Fosgate PS-8 subwoofer. Since my car only features 2 built-in locations for speakers (in the doors), I opted to bridge the amp for 90W per channel. I originally tried the Focal Performance 130AS in the doors, but at the time I had no subwoofer and they just had no bottom at all. Since I planned to bridge the amp, I wanted speakers that fit the door panels better (5 1/4" speakers were just sitting in the middle of the hole floating, I thought this contributed to the poor bass response) and would have better bass response besides handling the additional power supplied by the amplifier. The Rockford Fosgates accomplished all of the above, wonderfully. However, I find that the mids/highs so overpower the bass that I have the mids/highs turned nearly all the way down and the bass turned all the way up. Even with the subwoofer, the highs are just too tinny/bright/piercing. I'm going to keep searching for better sounding speakers.

Pros: Kit comes with everything you need to install, speakers handle more power than most readily available low-end speakers, replicate bass/mid-bass much better than higher rated Focals

Cons: Mids/highs are too tinny/bright in comparison with the lows

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 6
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Treated Fabric
Woofer Composition Carbon Filled IMPP
Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 86
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 89
Frequency Response 60 - 22k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 80
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 160
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5

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Features

Injection-Molded Polypropylene Woofers: The woofer cones are carbon filled, injection-molded polypropylene. This molding process assures a uniform cone thickness for superior linearity and clarity. It is also light weight and rigid for decreased distortion and improved bass response.

Klippel Verified: The Klippel distortion analyzer, a device that uses a laser and sophisticated software to do large-scale analysis of drivers in motion, lets Rockford Fosgate optimize the speaker's motor structure, voice coil alignment, and suspension to yield the best possible performance.

VAST Surround: The Vertical Attach Surround Technique (VAST) increases a speaker's effective radiating cone area without increasing the size of the basket.

FlexFit Basket: The FlexFit frame utilizes slots (where possible) instead of single screw sized holes; allowing slight adjustment of the speaker when mounted.

Size Classification Note: Rockford Fosgate calls this size woofer a 6". Because its measurements match traditional industry standard 6-1/2" speakers, and it fits traditional 6-1/2" applications, Crutchfield has typically referred the T-16S as a 6-1/2". Please enter your vehicle information to confirm fit.

Multi-OEM Adapter: For mounting flexibility, the included brackets can be modified to fit 5x7, 6x8, 6x9, and some special 6-3/4 applications. The brackets also have knockouts for mounting the tweeters. Please refer to the Crutchfield vehicle selector to confirm fit in your vehicle.

Note: The bracket is generic (cutout sized for a 5-1/4) and requires modification before the T16-S will fit into it.

Mounting: The 1" treated cloth dome tweeters have multiple mounting configurations; choose flush or surface mount. The surface mount housing can be positioned at two angles, approximately 10° or 30° angle. Depending on the mount used, the installed dimensions are:

  Flush Surface 10° Surface 30°
Mounting Height 0.40" 1.092" 1.340"
Mounting Depth 0.912" Screw Depth Screw Depth
Frame Diameter 2.112" N/A N/A
Cutout Diameter 1.75" N/A N/A
Frame Width N/A 2.126" 2.126"
Frame Depth N/A 2.151" 2.144"

Tweeter Level: A switch on the side of each crossover allows you to adjust the output level of the tweeters to -2 dB, 0 dB, or +2 dB.

Tweeter Axis: Another switch on each crossover adjusts the tweeter output for on axis or off axis placement.

Bi-amp: The crossovers have discrete inputs for the woofer and tweeter, along with a bi-amp on/off switch, so each component can be powered by an individual amplifier channel.

Slope: The crossover slope is 12dB per octave.

Wiring: The crossover inputs and outputs are set screw clamps; they will accept bare wire up to 10-gauge.

Crossover Dimensions:

  • Width: 4-5/8"
  • Height: 1-3/8"
  • Depth: 4-5/8"

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Excellent reviews and well known brand. [ Abraham  Sep 26, 2018 ]
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Fosgate quality, 6x9 adapter plate included. [ Michael  Sep 25, 2018 ]
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searched hard for these great price great speaker they should last years in front of my truck [ STEPHEN  May 06, 2018 ]
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Been a fan of Rockford Fosgate for a long time [ Devin  Nov 09, 2017 ]
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The old speakers were worn out! [ Jeff  Jan 29, 2016 ]
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4 questions already asked

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Will the crossover fit inside the door panel of my 2012 F150 supercab?
[ DENNIS  Feb 03, 2019 ]
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The crossovers fit inside most door panels. If there is not room or you want to mount them somewhere different our tech support can help you find alternatives. If you have questions about what the best setup is for your F150 you can get personalized advice from one of our Product Advisors here: https://bit.ly/2QNxGQB
[ Cosmo  Feb 08, 2019 ]  Staff
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I think they will fit but I can't say for sure. I have a 2005 Tundra and there is plenty of room if I wanted to use the crossovers. However I chose not to use the crossovers because I wanted to have more control. There is nothing wrong with using crossovers especially if you just want a easy plug and play system but they have there disadvantages such as crossover interference with amplifier signal. Loss of amp or Head units control of driver/tweeter especially near the crossover frequency. Higher THD and intermodulation distortion ect... ect... I just like the option to be able to control the crossover through the crossover built into my amp and head unit and if I would have used the crossovers that come with the speakers I would not have that option. If I wasn't using a amp and had the original factory head unit then the I would have used the crossovers.
[ Justin  Feb 04, 2019 ]
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I'm thinking about getting these along with the 5.25" set for the back of my f150. Is the Rockford prime r400 amp a good pairing for these speakers?
[ Bighands  Aug 12, 2018 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system.
[ Krissy  Aug 20, 2018 ]  Staff
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Do you have to use cross overs, whats the purpose for them?
[ Bradley  May 26, 2018 ]
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NO NO NO you do not have to use the crossover. I chose not to use the crossover because I wanted to use the crossover built into my amp and head unit. There is nothing wrong with using these crossovers especially if you want a plug and play just leave it system. Crossovers have there disadvantages as they are just another component in the chain to distort the signal. They also create cross interference with the amplifier signal.Loss of speaker damping and amp's direct control of driver especially near the crossover frequency.Higher THD and intermodulation distortion, interference patterns, amplitude irregularities, driver resonances, cone breakup, and degraded off-axis response ect ect. They also have advantages like I said earlier if you just want a simple plug and play system, or if you don't have a amp. Or maybe you have a original factory head unit that doesn't have crossover control then yes you want to use the crossovers.
[ Justin  Feb 04, 2019 ]
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Yes you have to use crossovers they separate high and low frequencies send low to woofers and highs to tweeters
[ JOSH  Jun 02, 2018 ]
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I see separate tweeter and woofer inputs.What if Im just replacing factory speaker set up with one wire where do i make connection tweeter or woofer input?
[ Bob  Aug 28, 2017 ]
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I would also make sure that the connections are VERY tight on the crossovers, because they like to wiggle loose after 3-6 months of moderately aggressive driving.
[ Nicholas  Aug 28, 2017 ]
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The splitter will work if you just have one set of inputs. In my car, I am using a Rockford Fosgate Amplifier as well, and it only has one output for each speaker. I have my crossovers (the little black boxes that came with the speakers) set to axis mode, and with a 0db change. Hope this helps! Nick
[ Nicholas  Aug 28, 2017 ]

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