Our Recommendations for the Best 6X8 Speakers – 2015

Looking for the best 6×8 speakers? You’ve come to the right place.

At ridebass.com, we’ve spent hundreds of hours testing and researching just to find out the answer for you. We’ve taken the time and have done the research of the best 6×8 speakers , and we’ve compiled all the details for you in one convenient,interactive comparison chart.Check it out and read the reviews to find out the right speaker pair for your needs.

Ultimate 6×8 speakers Comparison Guide

The interactive chart of speakers below and the analysis that follows will help you decide which set of 6×8 speakers is for you.

SpeakersTypeSensitivityRMS
(Watts)
Impedance
(Ohm)
Rating/Reviews
Infinity Kappa 682.11cf

Infinity KAPPA 682.11cf  Speakers
Coaxial
2-way
94 dB1002 4.9
Pioneer TS-A6885R

Pioneer TS-A6885R 6" x 8" Car Speakers
Coaxial
4-Way
90 dB604 4.4
Kicker 40CSS684

Component90 dB754 5
Infinity Reference 6832cf

infinity-reference-6x8-speakers
Coaxial
2-Way
94 dB1002 4.6
Rockford Fosgate R168X2

Coaxial
2-Way
87 dB 554 4.5
New Kenwood KFC-C6895PS

Kenwood kfc-c6895ps 6x8"  Car Speakers
Coaxial
3-Way
88 dB854 NA
Kenwood KFC-C6893PS


Coaxial
3-way
87 dB804 4.3
Kicker DS68

Kicker DS68 6x8 Speakers
Coaxial
2-way
90 dB1404 4.6
JBL GTO8628

JBL GTO8628 6x8 inch Speakers
Coaxial
2-way
92 dB602 4.5
Alpine SPR-68

Alpine SPR-68 6x8 Speakers
Coaxial
2-Way
89 dB1004 4.4
PIONEER TS-D6802R

Pioneer TSD6802R 6 X 8 Speakers
Coaxial
2-Way
88 dB604 4.6
Pioneer TS-A6874R A-Series

Pioneer TS-A6874R 6"x8" Speakers

Coaxial
3-Way
90 dB404 4.5
Pioneer TS-A6882R

Pioneer TS-A6882R 6" x 8" Speakers
Coaxial
4-Way
90 dB504 4.6

Our Reviews and Top Picks

Still can’t decide which 6X8 speaker to get ? Then you should read the following reviews of the top rated 6X8 car speakers. The following reviewed speakers are truly the best rated ones around.

Infinity 6829CF

  • Design : 2-way
  • Size : 6 x 8
  • Power Handling
    • Peak : 300 W
    • RMS : 100 W 
  • Frequency Response : 40Hz – 25kHz
  • Sensitivity : 94 dB
  • Warranty : 3 year
  • Top-mount depth (Inches) : 2-7/16″
  • Bottom-mount Depth : 2 15/16
  • Impedance :

Infinity 6829CF review

First up is the Infinity 6829CF, which is a pretty solid 6×8 speaker pair on its own – it’s probably considered to be the best of Infinity’s 6×8 car speakers – all things considered.

Most importantly, these speakers can deliver an excellent sonic performance over a wide frequency range.Infinity likes to brag about its patented “Plus One woofer cones” technology,which extends the cone right up to the edge of the basket,giving you more surface cone area than competing models of the same size.This translates to more bass with very little (if any) distortion to complement the sharp,ultrahigh-frequency response (up to 35 kHz).I mean,think about it: The more cone area the subwoofer has, the more deeper the bass is going to sound and feel.Same concept.

The Infinity 6829CF feature a sensitivity rating of 94 dB ,which is actually the highest among the speakers we are including in this article.Sensitivity rating is a vital key spec you should take into consideration when you’re shopping for new speakers.It measures how speakers respond to power.The amount of wattage required to deliver the same volume decreases by half with every increase of 3dB. This means that the 94dB Infinity 6829CF speaker only needs 50 watts to produce the same volume of a 91dB speaker using 100 watts.

On top of everything else, this thing sounds fantastic. It’s a bit wattage-needy than other Infinity speakers, but it still gets the job done running off an aftermaket stereo,but you’ll get the best results feeding them plenty of power from an outboard amplifier.That being said, you’d have to push the speakers really hard to damage them.

What we love the most about these speakers is that they also feature one of the highest continuous power handling rating.Combine that with their highest sensitivity rating and you get speakers that can really rattle some eardrums.

One thing to keep in mind is that it’s power-needy.I wouldn’t recommend it to a novice with only a factory installed stereo.Only audiophiles get to play with this,since they’ll know what they’re doing and be able to afford an external amplifier or an aftermarket stereo at least.

Infinity Reference 6832cf 

  • Design : 2-way
  • Frequency response : 49 – 21,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity : 93 dB
  • Power Handling 
    • Peak : 180 watts
    • RMS : 60 watts
  • Impedance : 4 ohm
  • Top-mount depth (Inches) : 2-3/8″
  • Bottom-Mount Depth (Inches) : 2-1/4″
  • Warranty : 1 year

Infinity Reference 6832cf reviewThe Infinity Reference 6832cf is another solid pair of speakers,and we like it for a lot of the same reasons we like the 6829CF.The Infinity Reference 6832cf is a slightly less expensive, slightly less sophisticated version of the 6829CF.

The sound quality that the Infinity 6832cf speakers deliver is still impressive.Decades of innovation are built into Infinity products and their excellence stem from their passion for music.The Reference Series builds in top engineering,from larger cones to True Four Ohm Impedance technology.Combined with high-quality materials and smart design elements like “Unipivot” that allows the edge-driven textile dome tweeters to be pointed at the listener’s location even when the speaker is mounted off axis, resulting in improved stereo imaging.These tweeters are equipped with a level control so you can fine-tune the degree of brightness to match your taste.It’s the ultimate sound system for your car.

As for design,this is virtually identical to the 6829CF; to that end, Choosing between these two is really a toss-up. They are both good. Do you want a gentle sound output or a more efficient one? what’s the difference between $50 and $80 really? That’s more or less the same market.So,the choice is yours, but either one of these pairs of speakers would be an awesome buy.

One of the major drawbacks of Infinity Reference 6832cf speakers, for us, is the lack of low-end frequencies.These speakers are rated at 49Hz to 21 kHz.So the low-end frequencies are not that deep.The bass sounds punchy and alive but lacks much of the fullness that you’ll hear with speakers that have a deeper frequency response.

Pioneer TS-A6885R

  • Design : 4-Way
  • Frequency response : 31 – 42,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity : 90 dB
  • Power Handling 
    • Peak : 350 watts
    • RMS : 60 watts
  • Impedance : 4 ohms
  • Top-mount depth (Inches) : 2 1/2″
  • Bottom-Mount Depth (Inches) : 2 13/16″
  • Warranty : 1 year

Pioneer TS-A6885R reviewThe Pioneer TS-A6885R is one of the best 6×8 speakers you can get for under $50.It’s another reasonably priced one,but again ,it’s very well-engineered and would be a great buy for anyone who’s tired of the flat,boring sound produced by factory installed speakers (believe me, I’ve been there).

Pioneer designed their A-Series speakers from the ground up to breathe a new life into your music.You’ll be able to enjoy clear and realistic sounds,driving rhythms,chunky guitar riffs, and distinct bass lines that have always been a part of your favorite tracks, but have remained hidden behind worn-out speakers.

Pioneer equipped the TS-A6885R speakers with multilayer mica matrix cones that maintain their lightness and rigidity to reproduce smooth and subtle mids with outstanding responsiveness sensitivity, keeping distortion to a minimum so your bass sounds clean.Additionally,the built-in passive crossover network is engineered to blend the mid-woofer and tweeter for a perfectly balanced sound all throughout the audible frequency range.

These speakers feature one of the widest frequency response and a perfectly balanced and detailed sound all throughout the audible frequency range from the kick drum to the vocals to the trumpet.That means you can listen to various music genres without having to fool with your car headunit’s E.Q settings very much in order to hit the sweet spot.

The Pioneer TS-A6885R are built to perform.They’re rated for 60 watts continuous power handling,backed up with 350 watts peak wattage rating that gives the speakers enough room to handle huge musical spikes and therefore prevent damaging the speakers.

Other pros are shorter and direct to the point :

  • Lightweight elastic polymer surround for high sensitivity.
  • Heat-resistant voice coil wire for heat dissipation and long lasting.
  • Hard hitter woofer that can reach very low frequencies.

 

Pyle PL683BL 

  • Design : 3-Way
  • Frequency response : 70Hz – 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity : 91 dB
  • Power Handling 
    • Peak : 360 watts
    • RMS : 180 watts
  • Impedance : 4 ohms
  • Top-mount depth (Inches) : 2-3/8″
  • Warranty : 1 year

PL683BLLooking at the Pyle PL683BL speakers, we can readily see that it’s not necessarily for everyone.It’s clearly outclassed by most of the other top speakers we’re including in this article. It’s got a wonderful low price, and a fascinatingly flashy design, but might not sound quite as well as more high-end speakers.

Still, it can absolutely get the job done for around $28, and it’s a very pretty and affordable pair of speakers to use.We consider these speakers to be a good entry level speakers if you want to test the waters before upgrading to something more advanced.

JBL GTO8629

  • Design : 2-Way
  • Frequency response : 49 – 21000 Hz
  • Sensitivity : 93 dB
  • Power Handling 
    • Peak : 180 Watts
    • RMS : 60 Watts
  • Impedance : 4 ohms
  • Top-Mount Depth (Inches) : 2-3/16″
  • Bottom-Mount Depth (Inches)  : 2-5/16″
  • Warranty : 1 year

GTO8629We wanted to save this bad ass set for last. There are many different speaker series in the JBL arsenal, but I’m particularly fond of the GTO speakers.

We have reviewed a few JBL speakers on this site.We generally enjoy them, and we think you guys do as well.The JBL GTO8629 Premium set is going to be the most expensive pick of the lot by far.

Our purpose here isn’t to convince you guys to go out and splurge on the most expensive pair possible. Quite honestly, this set isn’t even close to the most expensive speakers we’ve come across.We do think you get nice bang for your buck with this set.

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