For that bass.
If you’re looking for the best 6×9 speaker for bass, you’re in the right place. We’ve taken the time and compiled a list of just that, the top speakers that you can get without needing a sub. The one we recommend for most people is Pioneer TS-A6995R as it comes at an affordable price, is packed with extra stability and performs those mids/highs with clarity!
Why not just get a subwoofer?
The first question you may be asking is, why not just get a subwoofer? Great question and with that we respond, it could cost you an extra few hundred dollars, and it’s just an extra step that could otherwise just be canceled out.
For the most part, if you are getting speakers that have a good bass in the first place, you won’t have to get subwoofers. In this case what we recommend is that you just buy a pricier speaker to compensate for what you otherwise would have used to buy the sub.
Instead of by ing two mediocre units, just get one instead! Who isn’t happy with saving a little money.
#1 Pioneer TS-A6995R
Coming in at first place are the Pioneers – it should be no surprise to you that Pioneer takes first place once again in a car audio list. These are the premier company when it comes to car audio, and we did not hesitate when we placed them at first place.
Let’s talk about the specs on the TS-A6995R – compared to the spaces on the other models we have on the list; the TS-A6995R did spectacularly in this department. It is packed with 600 watts per pair. Yes, that’s right, you are getting a pair of these when you purchase em’. This not only saves you the trouble of having to buy another set but saves a few bucks.
Let’s get back on track; the TS-A6995R also have an RMS of 200 watts which are plenty when we did our research. If you are playing your music at full blast – you won’t have to worry about hearing distortion or any other clout in the music.
Now for the design – we found the TS-A6995R to be an aesthetically pleasing, it doesn’t look like something you would pull out of an 80’s movie. In fact, the polymer surround on the TS-A6995R not only give it extra stability but grants it a sleek look.
The voice coil that is engineered on the TS-A6995R make sure that it is staying cool in the hot sun, regardless if you are taking it down South or trudging through the winter roads in Maine, you won’t have to worry about your speakers getting out of tune.
One common theme that we found with the customers is that they loved how easy the TS-A6995R is to install – admirably it doesn’t take an engineer to install a speaker pair, but still, it shouldn’t be t hat had either.
If you need a quality pair of speakers that won’t break the bank, we highly recommend going with the TS-A6995R, you won’t be disappointed.
#2 Rockford Fosgate R169X3
Coming in at second place is the R169X3, these are an excellent pair of speakers if our main pick is out of stock. For the price that R169X3 offers we don’t think you’ll be able to find another pair of affordable speakers in the market.
Build with a polypropylene cone; the R169X3 make sure that your sound is being correctly projected while you are on the road. Furthermore, there is an integrated tweeter crossover on the R169X3 – that’s just an extra stamp of assurance that you are getting the top tier speakers.
You don’t need to worry about picking up accessories because everything that is needed with the R169X3 is provided – yes, even t he grilles and mounting hardware that you’ll need for your vehicle are provided in the box!
But looking past all the specs and goodies that come with the R169X3 – the only thing that matters is the performance of these spears. Even if the speakers are paired with a free pair of subs, it would be worthless if the speakers themselves are trash, so the question remains of whether or not the speakers are quality audio sets.
When we looked through the reviews of the R169X3 and read through all the customer reviews, we noticed that customers of R169X3 loved the sound quality on this thing. Many of them were surprised at how they were getting such a professional pair of speakers at an affordable price; we were surprised too.
Little to say, you won’t be disappointed if you decided to pick up the R169X3 – regardless if you pick if up when it’s on sale or not, we think you’re going to get a good value for what you pay for.
#3 JBL GTO938
Coming in at number 3 and out budget pick is the GTO938 – what we loved about this speaker si that they are manufactured by JBl a well-known company in the car audio space – so when we put it on this list, we knew that they were going to live up to the expectations.
One thing that these budget speakers stood out from its peers is that their design. They have a woofer cone that is engaged by a rubber sound that not only gives it the stability that we were looking for but also an aesthetic addition that no other budget pick had.
The aluminum tweeters on the GTO938 are fantastic – it gives you a sense of control when you are mounting it in your car and when you play it while you are on the road, it’s a great addition.
Now let’s talk specs, on the GTO938 comes with a 300-watt peak which is comparable to our main pick. The only downside we found with the GTO938 is their wide bass; it has approximately a three-inch depth so if your vehicle can handle that then, by all means, go ahead and get it. But if you are riding in a Honda Silverado and need a pick that is more compact, take a look at our main and runner-up pick!