Cerwin Vega Car Speakers Reviews

Cerwin-Vega is one of the most recognized names in the mobile audio industry. They were founded in 1954, and have been making quality product ever since. If you frequent any of the popular car audio forums, you’ll notice that the name “Cerwin-Vega” comes up quite a bit. They produce a wide range of professional audio components, home audio systems, and car audio components (speakers, subwoofers, amplifiers).

Cerwin-Vega is (and always has been) pioneering. Their legacy stretches back more than 60 years full of innovation, expertise, and commitment to customer satisfaction. They quickly made a name for themselves in the loudspeaker industry and grew bigger and rapidly from their establishment in 1954 with the introduction of large high efficiency 18” speaker capable of producing 130 dB in SPL at 30 Hz. That was an unbelievable level back then. Three years later, Cerwin-Vega went a step ahead and introduced the world’s first solid state amplifier, rated at 125 RMS, which was a true power house by the standards of its time. These breakthroughs established Vega as a company to be reckoned with.

Cerwin-Vega has grown to the world’s largest audio component manufacturer. Their extensive lineup of car speakers covers most shapes and sizes from small 4 inch and 5.25 inch speakers to mid-size 6X8 and 6.5 speakers to large 6X9 rear deck speakers. Several of these speakers are available in both coaxial and component design.

In this article, we’ll be looking and reviewing a few Cerwin Vega car speakers. For people who plan on replacing their factory-installed speakers for a long time, the Cerwin-Vega marque is a very compelling choice.

The question we want to answer is : For people who have access to dozens of other car speakers from just as many brands, are Cerwin-Vega car speakers worth the price? Let’s find out.

Cerwin Vega Car Speakers Reviews

CERWIN VEGA V465C Review

CERWIN VEGA V465C 6.5 component speakers reviewThe V465C is one of CERWIN VEGA’s best 6.5 component speakers. These speakers are designed from the ground up with quality in mind. They can handle up to 100 watts of power on continuous basis and are rated for a sensitivity rating of 94 dB, which is quite impressive. Speaker’s sensitivity in its simplest form is defined as the speakers’ ability to effectively convert power into sound. So, the higher the sensitivity rating, the less power is required. With that said, and despite their high sensitivity rating, it’s highly recommended that your pair the V465C speakers up to an external amplifier for optimal sound quality. Don’t get me wrong, these speakers will sound great running off your factory stereo, but they’ll really shine when driven by an aftermarket head unit or an external amp.

The CERWIN VEGA V465C speakers come with 1″ titanium dome tweeters which allow for inspiring high-frequency definition. They feature Curvilinear mica fiber composite cones supported by heavy red rubber surround. The Curvilinear Cone Design allows for Superior Mid-Bass and Off-Axis Performance. So, whether, you mount these speakers in you car’s doors or in the rear deck, you’ll be able to enjoy the clear vocals, chunky guitar riffs, and other musical details that have always been a part of your music, but have remained hidden behind your worn-out factory-installed speakers.

If I had to pick some cons for the CERWIN VEGA V465C speakers, it would be their relatively narrow frequency range. While most speakers in this category can reach as low as 35 Hz, the V465C speakers speakers are stuck at 55 Hz. This might prove a major setback particularly for people who often listen to bass heavy music, unless a subwoofer has already been mounted in the vehicle to handle the lows.

CERWIN VEGA V465C Specifications
  • Size   : 6.5
  • Design : 2-Way Component
  • Power Handling
    • Peak  :  400 watts
    • RMS  :  100 watts
  • Sensitivity  :  94 dB
  • Frequency range :  55 – 20,000 Hz
  • Top-mount depth : 2.78″
  • Impedance : 4 ohms

CERWIN VEGA V465 Speakers Review

 CERWIN VEGA V465 6.5 coaxial speakers reviewThe brother of the V465C, the main difference between that pair of speakers and this one is the design. The V465C are component speakers while the V465 are coaxial speakers. The difference between component and coaxial speakers is actually quite simple, but I’ll go ahead and shed some light on this matter.

Coaxial speakers – also known as full-range speakers – are the most common form of car speakers. Most low cost vehicles are equipped with this type of speakers. Coaxial speakers combine all their sound drivers in one chassis to save on money and space, and allow for an easy installation. In their very simplest form they consist of a woofer for the low frequencies reproduction, and a tweeter mounted onto the woofer to produce the highs. Some coaxial speakers also include a super-tweeter to handle the highest frequencies.

Component speakers on the other hand use a different approach. Their drivers (tweeters, woofers and crossovers) are separated from each other — all of which come designed to work in conjunction with one another. This reduces frequency interference and improves sound clarity.

Component speakers are usually a bit highly priced than full-range speakers. They can also be difficult to install.

Now that you know the difference between component and coaxial speakers, choosing between the V465 (Cerwin Vega Coaxial speakers) and the V465C (Cerwin Vega Component speakers) is a matter of preference. Both versions are made with the same materials and have the same specifications – give or take.

CERWIN VEGA V465 Specifications
  • Size   : 6.5
  • Design : 2-Way Coaxial
  • Power Handling
    • Peak  :  400 watts
    • RMS  :   75 watts
  • Sensitivity  :  94 dB
  • Frequency range :  55 – 20,000 Hz
  • Top-mount depth : 2.78″
  • Impedance : 4 ohms

CERWIN VEGA XED62 Review

CERWIN VEGA XED62 6.5 speakers reviewLooking at the CERWIN VEGA XED62 speaker’s specifications, we can readily see that these speakers are clearly outclassed by most of the other top speakers we listed here. The Cerwin Vega XED62 speakers can handle only 30 watts RMS, but they’re quite responsive (rated for a sensitivity rating of 94 dB).

The XED62 speakers are cheap, but they clearly won’t sound as well as more high-end speakers. Still, they can absolutely get the job done for around $40. They’re good entry-level speakers if you want to test the waters before upgrading to something a little more advanced.

Cerwin Vega XED62 Specifications
  • Size   : 6.5
  • Design : 2-Way Coaxial
  • Power Handling
    • Peak  :  300 watts
    • RMS  :   30 watts
  • Sensitivity  :  94 dB
  • Frequency range :  60 – 18,000 Hz
  • Top-mount depth :  2.2″
  • Impedance : 4 ohms

CERWIN VEGA V469 Speakers Review

CERWIN VEGA V469 6X9 speakers reviewVega series speakers feature the same look and design. You can usually recognize these speakers at 100 feet. The Vega signature red surround is what makes these speakers stand out from the rest.

The V469 6X9 inch 2-way coaxial speakers feature relatively large woofer cones, so their bass will sound much fuller and punchy than their 6.5 counterparts. These speakers can handle up to 100 watts of power RMS. And as with all the speakers we included in this guide, the V469 speakers are quite responsive. They’re rated for 94 dB sensitivity rating. Their 1 Inch titanium dome tweeters add the excitement of bright musical details without a trace of harshness.

CERWIN VEGA V469 Specifications
  • Size   : 6X9
  • Design : 2-Way Coaxial
  • Power Handling
    • Peak  :  500 watts
    • RMS  :  100 watts
  • Sensitivity  :  94 dB
  • Frequency range :  45 – 20,000 Hz
  • Top-mount depth :  3.43 Inch
  • Impedance : 4 ohms

If you’re a seasoned audiophile, and you’re willing to shell out some serious dough, here are some great Cerwin Vega speakers for you :