There are many different brands when talking about car audio, but there is one brand that leaves most people wondering exactly who they are. This brand is usually tight-lipped about their products and is even pickier about the retailers they allow to sell their product to the masses. The brand I am speaking of is Crossfire.
Crossfire was started in the early 1990s by some car audio enthusiasts who were tired of the low-quality brands, and the higher-priced, US-built car audio. These car audio entrepreneurs decided they were going to create a brand that melded the high-quality and performance of the US-built brands with the lower-cost imported brands. With this marriage of the two, Crossfire was born.
Crossfire, during its tenure, has become known as one of the premier car audio manufacturers in the business. They have also become the leader in the OEM amplifier niche.
Even though Crossfire has been limited their authorized retailers, you are in luck if you have been looking for Crossfire for your car audio build. Down4Sound Shop is an authorized online dealer that carries all of the most popular Crossfire subwoofers and amplifiers. That said, let’s take a look at some of the Crossfire subwoofers, amplifiers, and speakers that we stock here at Down4Sound Shop.
C3 Series — The C3 Series is Crossfire’s budget banger. The C3 offers a great combination of high-performance and value in a subwoofer line. Both the 10 and 12-inch versions feature 2.5” high-temperature voice coils which available in 2 ohms and 4-ohm configurations. The C3 Series is rated at 400 WRMS for both sizes, making it a great choice for those just entering the car audio market, or the person just looking to get more bang for their buck.
C5 Series — The C5 Series is the subwoofer you’re looking for if you are looking for a subwoofer that can give your system the musical sound quality you want, but the thump you need if you’re a true basshead. The C5 Series takes the same quality as the C3 but adds more features and sizes. The C5 Series is available in 8, 10, and 12-inch sizes which just means there’s a subwoofer for every type of build. The 8-inch version has a 2.5” high-temp voice coil and the 10 and 12-inch versions have a 2.75” voice coil. The power rating for the C5 Series is broken down like this:
- C5 8” — 600 WRMS
- C5 10” — 800 WRMS
- C5 12” — 800 WRMS
If you are looking for a great subwoofer that will give you the best of SQ and SPL, the C5 just may be the choice for your next build.
C7 Series — The C7 Series is the first of Crossfire’s extreme excursion subwoofer models. This is the subwoofer you want when you want to really hit them lows. The C7 is no joke when it comes to performance. The C7 features a 3” flat-wound, high-temp voice coil and is available in 12, 15, and 18” versions. All sizes are rated at a conservative 1600 WRMS. If you are looking to step up your bass game, the C7 is the sub for you.
XT3 — The XT3 Series from Crossfire is the beginning of the big boy subwoofers. They are high-performance SPL machines. The XTC3 features American-made 3” flat-wound, high-temp voice coils which are available in the lower impedances you look for when you want big power. The XTC3 series subwoofers are rated at 3K WRMS and will take that like a champ. So, if you are looking to really throw down, the XTC3 is the choice.
XT4 — The Crossfire XT4 is not for the faint of heart. This subwoofer is for the basshead looking to rule the competition lanes, as well as, destroy the streets. The XT4 features an American-made 4” high-temp voice coil and the huge 1100oz. magnet motor structure that will throw that voice coil to the limits. The XT4 is available in 12, 15, and 18” versions and can handle a whopping 4K WRMS! If you are truly looking for a subwoofer that can decimate the competition, the XT4 will definitely get that job done.
C3 — The C3 amplifier line is all about getting true power on a budget. For the money, the C3 offers the performance and quality of higher-end amplifiers, but won’t blow your wallet to pieces. The C3 is the perfect amplifier for those looking to add a little bass to their existing system or power a modest set of component or coaxial speakers. The C3 is available as a Class D monoblock, rated at 500 WRMS x 1 @ 1 ohm at 14.4v, or the C3-604, which is a 4-channel rated at 60 WRMS x 4 @ 4 ohms at 14.4V.
C5 — The C5 series is the amplifier that will offer great performance, power, and reliability. The C5 amplifiers are available in a variety of flavors from monoblock, 2-channel, and 4-channel versions, the C5 series has you covered. The C5 models and power ratings are as follows:
- C5 500.2 — 125 WRMS x 2 @ 4 ohms / 500 WRMS x 1 @ 4 ohms (bridged)
- C5 400.4 — 50 WRMS x 4 @ 4 ohms / 200 WRMS x 2 @ 4 ohms (bridged)
- C5 800.4 — 100 WRMS x 4 @ 4 ohms / 400 WRMS x 2 @ 4 ohms (bridged)
- C5 600D — 600 WRMS x 1 @ 1 ohm
- C5 1000D — 1000 WRMS x 1 @ 1 ohm
C7 — The C7 series is the beginning of the big power amplifiers from Crossfire. The C7 series packs a real punch when it comes to performance and POWER. Don’t let the small footprint of the C7 fool you. These amplifiers were designed and built to offer competition-type power in a form factor that you wouldn’t even think could produce the power it does. The C7 series is available in two monoblock versions and a 4-channel, here at Down4Sound Shop. The models and power ratings are as follows:
- C7-2K — 2000 WRMS x 1 @ 1 ohm / 1200 WRMS x 1 @ 2 ohms / 800 WRMS x 1 @ 4 ohms
- C7-4K — 4000 WRMS x 1 @ 1 ohm / 2200 WRMS x 1 @ 2 ohms / 1200 WRMS x 1 @ 4 ohms
- C7-2000.4 — 300 WRMS x 4 @ 4 ohms / 500 WRMS x 4 @ 2 ohms / 1000 WRMS x 2 @ 4 ohms (bridged)
XS/XT Series — The XS series amplifiers are Crossfire’s powerhouse amplifiers. These amps are designed to output some insane amounts of power. The XS series is the amplifier series you want for the lanes and the serious ground pounder. The XS series can produce the power, but it can also handle the power, being able to consume up to 18V without a problem. The XS series is available in four monoblock versions.
- XS-6K — 6000 WRMS x 1 @ 1 ohm / 3500 WRMS x 1 @ 2 ohms / 1800 WRMS x 1 @ 4 ohms
- XS-8K — 8000 WRMS x 1 @ 1 ohm / 4800 WRMS x 1 @ 2 ohms / 2600 WRMS x 1 @ 4 ohms
- XS-8X — 10,000 WRMS x 1 @ 1ohm / 6500 WRMS x @ 2 ohms / 3800 WRMS x 1 @ 4 ohms
- XS-16K — 16,000 WRMS x 1 @ 1 ohm / 10,000 WRMS x 1 @ 2 ohms / 5600 WRMS x 1 @ 4 ohms
The XT series is fairly new to Crossfire’s amplifier lineup. The XT series amplifiers offer car audio enthusiasts power on a new level. The PCB of the XT series has been redesigned to make the XT series capable of insane power in a shorter footprint than the XS series. The XT is available in two monoblock flavors.
- XT-6K — 6000 WRMS x 1 @ 1 ohm / 3500 WRMS x 1 @ 2 ohms / 1800 WRMS x 1 @ 4 ohms
- XT-8K — 8000 WRMS x 1 @ 1 ohm / 4800 WRMS x 1 @ 2 ohms / 2600 WRMS x 1 @ 4 ohms
The XT series amplifier was also designed to function in real-world applications. This means that all the power ratings are figured based on the operating voltage of 12.5V because we all know that voltage drop is for real.
C3 Series — The C3 series speakers are another choice for the budget-conscience car audio seeker. The C3, though budget, is far from that. They are high-performance coaxial speakers that are a definite upgrade from the stock trash in your vehicle now. The C3-652 is a 6.5” 2-way coaxial that can handle up to 40 WRMS, making it a great match for your aftermarket head unit’s onboard amplifier.
C5 Series — When you want an upgrade, but the basic isn’t up to par, the C5 series is what you’ll want. The C5 series is available in both coaxial, component, and separate speaker systems. If you are looking for speakers that will get you listening to music the way it was intended, the C5 has you covered.
- C5-402 — 4” 2-way, 40 WRMS handling
- C5-522 — 5.25” 2-way, 60 WRMS handling
- C5-462 — 4”x6” 2-way, 40 WRMS handling
- C5-652 — 6.5” 2-way, 75 WRMS handling
- C5-572 — 5”x7” 2-way, 75 WRMS handling
- C5-693 — 6”x9” 3-way, 75 WRMS handling
- C5-X6 — 6.5” component set, 75 WRMS handling
- C5-25S — 25mm tweeter set, 40 WRMS handling
C7 Series — The C7 series component sets are what you want when you need the power handling and the performance of a great speaker system. The C7 series will give your system the mid-bass and the highs that you crave. The C7 is available in two versions.
- C7-SQ6 — 6.5” component set, 100 WRMS handling
- C7-REF-6-5 — 6.5” component set, 80 WRMS handling
XS Series — The XS series loudspeakers from Crossfire are at the top of the musical food chain. These separates will get you loud enough to hang with the big bass that your XTC4 series subwoofers will produce. The XS series speakers and super tweeters are designed and build to offer high-power handling and to produce output that is ridiculous. In addition to being loud, these speakers will also give you the clarity the SQ lovers require. The XS series loudspeakers are available in 6.5, 8, and 10” versions and are rated as follows:
- XS-M6 — 6.5”, 1.25” single VC (4 ohms), 75 WRMS handling
- XS-M8 — 8”, 2” single VC (4 ohms), 125 WRMS handling
- XS-M10 — 10”, 2” single VC (4 ohms), 150 WRMS handling
- XS-ST1 — Aluminum horn tweeter, 1” CCA VC (4 or 8 ohms), 80 WRMS handling
With so many brands to choose from, Crossfire may have what you need if you are building your first car audio system, or even replacing your current setup. I hope this post has given you some input on Crossfire as a brand and the products available to you by shopping Down4Sound Shop. If you are looking for more technical information about any of the Crossfire products we carry, click HERE, or any of the provided links within this post.