Without the amps.
If you’re looking for the best 6×9 speakers without amp, you are in the right place – what we found is that the Rockford Fosgate Punch P1694 will do for most people – it comes at an affordable price-tag, is well-designed and delivers clean and clear sounds that will give you goosebumps as you listen to your music.
We had a few criteria when we were researching our picks – consider the following before you make you final decision.
Build Quality – the first criterion on our list was build quality. Obviously, you don’t want to get a crappy speaker that will last you a few months, resulting you having to buy another one. We were looking for speakers that had a high-quality build – but what does that mean? This means you should find a model that will have quality, long lasting rubber and optimally a body frame made about of polypropylene or another quality metal.
Sensitivity – this is a big one. A speakers sensitivity is the amount of power that is needed to crank it up a certain volume level. What we found is that highly sensitivity speakers will not require as much power as a smaller speaker. For most people, getting a speaker that has a sensitivity of 90 dB and up will be fine.
Design – to some people this is not a big deal, but for others, ethics is the main selling point of a speaker. (and we agree!) if you’re getting a speaker for your car, buying something that matches and compliments your vehicle will do wonders, as you can show off your automobile with pride.
Frequency Response – last but not least is the frequency response of a speaker – in a laymens term, this is the frequency range that a speaker can go. You typically will want a speaker that can hit the high sand the lows.
#1 Rockford Fosgate Punch P1694
Coming in at first place is the Fosgate Punch P1694 – Rockford is a well-known player in the car audio space and should be no surprise to you that they are on this list. This is just another fantastic product off their line of products.
First and foremost, what we loved about the P1694 is the balance in it’s built – the frequency response of the P1694 outran it were peers when we compared them. One of the main things that we looked at is how even at high frequencies, the P1694 delivered clean and clear sounds. Moving down to the bass and low frequencies, the P1694 held the same standard.
Now how about the distortion? We found that even at high frequencies, there was minimal distortion. Having an unclear sound is by far the most annoying aspect of a speaker, so this is something that we were careful about.
The only downside we found with the P1694 is it’s low power handling – while this is not a big issue for most people, we just thought we would mention it to be thorough.
For the money you are paying for the P1694, we don’t think you’ll be able to find another pair of speakers that has the same level of quality at an affordable rate. Price isn’t the end all be all when it comes to speakers; we found that the price-tag is indicative of the quality of that speaker.
#2 Pioneer TS-A6995R
Coming in second place is the Pioneer TS-A6995R – this is our runner-up pick and we found that it was the best mid-range speakers in comparison to its peers. The audio system itself is well designed and has a lot of featured that almost won it first place.
What we loved about the TS-A6995R is the fact that it has a fantastic power handling – what this means is that the audio quality coming out of it is spectacular, the build quality of the TS-A6995R is nothing to scoff at.
When we looked through all the guides and video compilation online, we found that the TS-A6995R performs at it’s peak when it is paired with a deep bass, whether it be with a subwoofer or another set of speakers.
The sound quality of the TS-A6995R is clear enough ht at even if you are drifting through the middle of a highway, you should be able to hear the sound loud and clear. One thing that we noticed is that the mid-range on this thing is insane – it’s crispier than some McDonald’s French fries!
What we also found is that the frequency response (range of frequency) on the TS-A6995R is impressive, if you are looking to play rock alongside country, doing it through the TS-A6995R should be no problem.
#3 JBL GTO938
Coming in third place is our budget pick – this is the JBL GTO938, if you need a cheap 6×9 speaker, this is your pick. Out of all the picks on this list, we found that the JBL GTO938 have the highest sensitivity rating, what this means is that it will not only save you power, but it requires far less power to make sure it’s pumping out quality music, but also means that it will have clear and crispy audio.
If you take a look at the build itself, you’ll notice that for a budget speaker it still has quite an aesthetically pleasing design. The craftmanship that is put into the JBL GTO938 just shows the level of dedication that the people at JBL put into their products, even on their budget products.
The only downside we found with the JBL GTO938 is it’s narrow frequency range – we wished it had a tiny bit more on the high hand low end. But for the pricetag that is attached to it we could not ask for much, it has the benefits of a coaxial speaker, but for the price of a bookbag, it comes at a great price.
Wrapping it Up
Thanks for reading this guide and we hoped you learned something new. In this guide, we went over some criterions you should consider before you make your pick, and then we delved into the three top 6×9 speakers that we could find. Hopefully, this list narrowed down your choices and you can finally pick one up to amp your music game another level!