SSA Evil6.5" Mid-bass Speaker
You won't be disappointed
Posted by Josh P on 30th Dec 2017
I'm really digging these as I break them in more and more! The only thing to note about these is that they are a bit strong in the 2.5kHz-4kHz range but a decent EQ will be able to tone it down. It's also possible that this will tone down as the drivers break in. Other than that the response seems flat, smooth, and exactly what one expects from a driver like this. I paired them with the SSA Evil1 tweeter, currently crossed at 3.5kHz and the pair really do work well together.
I eventually plan to create a sealed fiberglass enclosure for these inside my door. I get a recommended sealed enclosure size of 0.33 cubic feet with a Qtc of 0.71 when I plug the T/S parameters into WinISD.
If you're looking for a good amp to push these with that won't break the bank I'd recommend the NVX JAD800.4 (sold on this site). The amp has the necessary crossover settings to create an active crossover setup required for these components and has plenty of power to boot.
Posted by Jack Frakes on 28th Nov 2017
Only had them in for a couple hours they sound awesome paired with my crescendo c2000.4d. Still fine tuning.
Posted by Ken on 11th Sep 2017
I bought eight of these to replace the six pioneer pros mid bass speakers. The pioneers are very loud but lack the detail. But I bought them to enhance the vocals. Also purchased 2 pair of the SSA tweeters. They sound great. Very well balanced, smooth and detailed. I'm very satisfied with these speakers. These are not loudspeakers that some people are use too, they're a good SQ speaker at a good price
Posted by Unknown on 25th Jul 2017
Everything is fine and dandy, other than shipment. I ordered another set of speakers from a different website at the same time and they arrived before SSA even shipped these evils! So if you are in a hurry, probably not your best option.
Posted by Unknown on 27th Jun 2017
Best midbass driver I've ever purchased
4X better than factory
Posted by GIVEMEFREEDOM on 26th Jun 2017
This speaker IS as advertised.
I bought it for these features:
1) 125 watts RMS
2) 20 oz. magnet
3) xmax 6mm
4) Shorting ring
5) Fs 65Hz
6) Carbon Fiber cone
7) Rubber surround
8) Nomex spiders
9) Interwoven leads
10) Copper voice coil on aluminum former
I bought these 2 Evils to replace front door speakers in my 2013 Hyundai Genesis Sedan. The factory speakers were very poor quality. They had no mid or high freqs and worst of all they had one note bass that boomed so bad I rarely if ever used the radio for music. Even with the bass turned all the way off, it boomed.
The Evils have much better CLEAR sound. You can understand the spoken voice. There is NO boom unless you dial it in with the head unit.
The mid and high frequencies are AMAZINGLY clear and smooth. you can adjust any amount of mid or high freq you want with the head unit.
The punch power of the speaker on kick drums and snares is excellent and real. Cymbals is like they're right in the car.
I'm not one of those guys that parks my vehicle, opens the doors, and serenades the neighborhood with my choice of music at a 110dB.
I'm on the road for thousands of miles and don't want to be fatigued by distorted music and crappy speakers.
With the Evils, I get quality and quantity for and amazingly reasonable price.
AND they are made in America!
Your LEAD speakers
Posted by PHIL on 24th Jun 2017
2013 Hyundai Genesis has horrible factory speakers.
Replaced front door 6.5s with these Evil 6.5s. MUCH better.
More mid and high frequencies. Smoother response curve. Plays much louder with less distortion and breakup.
This is a 100 watt speaker compared to factory 25- 50 watt.
Speech is super intelligible, Singing voices are understandable, and bass is articulate rather than one note BOOMMY like the factory.
These drivers are very well built with heavy frames and high tech cone materials. They have a phase cone (bullet) that accounts for directionality inside car. The magnet is full size 20 oz. ferrite.
The driver fits onto plastic factory housing with metal screws. Wiring requires some modification for hookup.
These drivers have extra design features found only on the most expensive 6.5s including shorting ring on pole piece and a carbon fiber cone.
This driver was the perfect balance I needed of
125 watt rms
freq response 45hz - 4500hz
JUST DO IT!!!!
Posted by Fluffy on 24th Jun 2017
As always, SSA Delivers with nothing but the best! The Evil mini's delivers great SQ along with excellent "SPL". You will NOT be dissapointed with these mid ramge drivers by any means. Pair them up with the new SSA Evil tweeters for an AMAZING sound!
Posted by flixpink on 14th May 2017
Awesome speakers, I changed from Image Dynamics to these SSA great choice I made
Posted by Jacob on 24th Feb 2017
I bought two of these (plan on 2 more) I built a center console for them and the response they give is literally jaw dropping they sound like a factory Subwoofer is somewhere in the truck. For being mid bass the high end is amazing I honestly could go with out tweeters. I'd highly recommend to anyone looking for a quality built mid bass driver to bring your music to life!
Posted by J. Lyles on 1st Dec 2016
This 6.5 are the best I've owned. Everything about this product is awesome.
Posted by Mike on 31st Oct 2016
Highly recommend this speakers and also any ssa products they go above and beyond at ssa with there customer service I will say this dealing with other companies you get the run around or they wanna stick it to you ssa customer service goes above and beyond they are very prompt to get any issues fixed or questions answered I will be messing with them from now on thanks Aaron at ssa again I'm a customer for life
Top notch sound
Posted by Jarvis Baker ;Mack Daddy Customz on 31st Oct 2016
Customer for life. Definitely a wow factor type of product.
Awsome quality midrange speakers
Posted by NightWulf on 11th Oct 2016
I purchase 2 of these for my 2012 honda civic exl. I installed them in the rear replacing stock speakers that looked like they were struggling to stay alive lol these ssa evils are awsome speakers and soung great i highly recommend them, I cant wait to buy a amplifier to push them to the limit.
Well built, stunning response
Posted by Jeremiah Gardner on 29th Sep 2016
Bought these after reading multiple reviews. Wanted something that looked as good as it sounded that could keep up durring demos... i have to say the responses is amazing, even underpowered they are plenty loud with tight mids. Will definitely order more when i start my next build.
Great product for a great price
Posted by Unknown on 24th Sep 2016
I have just installed these and they are a great bang for the buck. I put the a pair of the evils with a set of Focal 165v20. I used the Focal passive crossover on the evil with the focal tweeter. Jumping between the two pair their isn't alot of difference in the two. The focal does have a little more bass down low. But the focals are located in the door and evils in a kick panel. The evil is a lot smoother in the mid range area. When blinded together it is perfect. Awesome product!
Posted by Jesse on 15th Sep 2016
Really great sound drivers for your vehicle doors, especially when they are treated for sound deadening and vibration. I have two of these running in stock front door locations. I run them @ 125hz-2,500hz and they do magic for my overall system. The sound is clear, clean, rich, and loud! SSA Audio makes great products, and has customer support that is hard to beat!
They get loud while sounding good
Posted by Unknown on 17th Aug 2016
Great quality build. They get pretty loud while still providing clean and crisp sound quality. Awesome midrange drivers. If I had the space, I would order two more. Don't hesitate to buy. Great job SSA!!!
So far so good
Posted by Unknown on 11th Aug 2016
Haven't gotten a chance to really turn it up. Waiting for my tools to get here to set the gains then I can crank the volume and play with these bad boys. So far mid range lows and highs do sound good. Will report back once I crank them up
1 year warranty from defects or blemishes
SSA Evil6.5 Mid-bass woofer descriptionNearly 2 years in the making, the first mid-bass speaker from SSA is here. Being this is an SSA speaker, elite performance at an affordable price was the ONLY option. Through numerous designs and prototypes, we developed a mid-bass speaker that is deserving of the SSA brand name. As seen by the long list of premium features, (copper coil, carbon fiber cone, shorting ring, Nomex spiders, Aluminum basket and former, solid pole piece, underhung motor) it shows we went the distance to make the SSA Evil6.5 a fantastic sound quality speaker that can take some power and will have strong output when called upon. The SSA Evil6.5 is at home in a well damped car door, or even a home audio tower / bookshelf. When you want top tier mid-bass performance and don't want to spend hundreds, the SSA Evil6.5 is the obvious choice.
SSA Evil6.5 Mid-bass woofer features:
- Sold Individually
- 125 watts rms
- Carbon Fiber cone for rigidity, low moving mass and smooth transient response
- Copper voice coil for warmth and power handling
- FEA optimized Underhung motor design for excellent sound quality
- Shorting ring to drastically reduce inductance
- Extended solid pole piece for increased motor strength
- Nomex spiders for long lasting performance and cone control
- Y30 High Energy Ferrite Magnet
- Large push terminals for ease of connection and larger speaker wire
- High excursion rubber surround
- Aluminum cast basket with multiple mounting holes for no frame resonance and great mounting flexibility
- Aluminum former for heat dissipation
- Phase plug
- SSA magnet boot to protect the motor
- Designed and engineered in the USA to be quite versatile for many applications, great in both car audio and home audio
SSA Evil6.5 Mid-bass woofer specs:
- 4 ohm or 8 ohm single voice coil option
- Frequency response 45hz - 4500hz
- Re: 3.3 ohm / 7.2 ohm
- Fs: 65.49hz
- Sd: .01474m2
- BL: 6.494 T
- Qms: 6.6
- Qes: 0.51
- Qts: 0.474
- SPL: 89.9 db 1W/1m
- Vas: 11.495L
- Cms: 372.51
- Mms: 15.854g
- Xmax: 6mm one-way
SSA Evil6.5 Mid-bass installation:
- 3.125" Mounting depth
- 5.7" cut out
- 6.5 lbs. each
- sealed box: 0.3 cubic foot - f3 = 97.7Hz - Qtc: 0.707
- ported box: 0.69 cubic foot - f3 = 51.82hz - 2" diameter / 0.9" long port