Pioneer TS-A6965R

6"x9" 3-way car speakers

Item #: 130TA6965R

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The multi-driver array on this speaker brings out all the midrange and high-frequency details.

Get more out of your music

Are your car's factory speakers sounding less than fresh? Pioneer built their A-Series speakers to be high-performance replacements for your old speakers, designed from the ground up to bring back the life that your music's been missing. You'll be able to enjoy the clear vocals, chunky guitar riffs, powerful drums, and distinct bass lines that have always been a part of your favorite tunes, but have remained hidden behind sub-par speakers.

Built to make your music rock

Pioneer equipped the TS-A6965R 6"x9" speakers with multilayer mica-matrix woofers that stay rigid when the volume's turned up, keeping distortion to a minimum so your bass sounds clean. Each woofer gets paired up with a midrange speaker and tweeter to add warmth and clarity to your driving soundtrack. These speakers will sound great running off your factory stereo, but they'll really shine when driven by an aftermarket receiver or an external amp. Don't drive another day listening to tired-sounding tunes, when you can enjoy Pioneer sound quality with these speakers in your vehicle. 

Product Highlights:

  • 6"x9" 3-way car speakers (pair)
  • multilayer mica-matrix woofer with rubber-coated cloth surround
  • 3/8" PET dome tweeter
  • 2-1/4" cone midrange
  • power range: 5-60 watts RMS (400 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 35-37,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 91 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-7/8"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Why replace your car's original speakers?

The speakers that originally came in your car were made from inexpensive materials, designed to create acceptable sound at the lowest possible cost to the manufacturer. If you love music, you deserve better. Name-brand aftermarket speakers deliver fuller, richer sound with considerably more detail and nuance, and they're capable of playing louder and cleaner than factory speakers. Connect new speakers to your factory radio and you'll get the best possible sound from your dealer-equipped system. Pair them up with a new car stereo for a level of enjoyment that can rival a high-fidelity home audio experience.

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What's in the box?

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  • Two 3-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Two 12" lengths of speaker wire (female quick slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • Eight 1-1/8" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Flat washers
  • Warranty information
  • Installation instructions and cutout template on box

Features and Specs

Design 3-way
Tweeter Design 3/8" Dome
Tweeter Composition PET
Woofer Composition Multilayer Mica Matrix
Woofer Surround Rubber coated cloth
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity 91 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response 35 - 37k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 5-60
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 400
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 7/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 3 5/16

Product Research


Woofers: The multi layer mica matrix cone was developed to provide an extra light, yet rigid diaphragm to reproduce full, rich sound.

Surrounds: For durability and a smooth response, each woofer uses a rubber coated cloth surround.

Midranges: Each speaker has a 2-1/4" paper cone midrange with a 1.7 ounce Strontium magnet.

Tweeters: Each speaker uses a 3/8" dome tweeter made from PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) film for crisp, clear highs.

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Great speakers

Written By Nate, Silver spring, maryland on Friday, January 30, 2015

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The speakers came in really quick. The service was awesome and hooked me up with all the installation gear. I installed two sets of these inside of a bus with no previouse sound system. The speakers with all the installation gear went in easily and the sound quality is great. The four speakers filled the buss with great sound easily.

Pros: Great all around sound quality. Great volume levels and modulation Great value

Cons: Non that I know of

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Written By JD, Nebraska on Saturday, January 24, 2015

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Installed in 2007 Dodge Ram. Excellent sound and value! Great purchase.

Pros: Install was super easy!

Cons: None


Written By Anonymous, Pittsburgh PA on Sunday, January 18, 2015

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2008 Nissan Sentra Great sound. Very well balanced & crisp with mids and highs. Bass isn't noticeably different from stock, but definitely sufficient. Then again they are not amplified or connected to a head unit in my application.

Pros: Price $50 instead of $80 Easy direct fit install with minimal electrical knowledge

Cons: No quick fit wiring adapter

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Written By Anonymous, Idaho Falls ID on Monday, January 12, 2015

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Great speakers would recommend to others

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Written By Anonymous, Crosby, TX on Monday, October 27, 2014

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Sound quality greatly improved over stock speakers.

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Written By Anonymous, NY on Sunday, June 22, 2014

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Best bang for your buck

Pros: Fits in desired spot

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Written By Mike J, South Plainfield NJ on Tuesday, May 06, 2014

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Great sound for the money good lows and highs

Pros: good looking along with the good sound

Cons: A bit of work to retro-fit in my 1963 Impala SS as the 6x9 holes had to be cut in.

I like, you will too!

Written By Patch, Granada Hills, CA on Saturday, April 19, 2014

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They sound very nice. I don't actually need a sub woofer with these in my car. Application results may vary.

Pros: It compliments my front speakers very well, and makes up for the lack of low and mid low end frequencies missing.

Cons: I own a 2000 Camry, and these won't fit the rear deck without adapters. At the time of this review, Crutchfield did not offer adapters for mounting. I'm sure you could fabricate MDF or plastic frames yourself if you had the tools, but keep in mind that you might need adapters. This is definitely something to look into Crutchfield.

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Written By ken s, San Diego, CA. on Saturday, March 29, 2014

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This pair of speakers went into a chevy express. Originally, there were no rear speakers. These speakers connected to a Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS stereo and it sounds great! Added an sub just because I wanted additional bass the radio and speakers could not give. Now the system is awesome!!

Pros: Great sounding speakers

Cons: None so far

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Written By, Black Hills, SD on Friday, March 21, 2014

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Great speakers! Purchased on sale with pioneer deck for replacement in friends Camry. Super easy install with Crutchfield brackets.

You get what you pay for

Written By j2cat, Sharon, Pa. on Monday, February 03, 2014

I installed these speakers along with a RF PBR300X4 amplifier in a Dodge Caliber. Installation was easy enough and the speakers fit with no problem. Sound quality through the factory head unit was fair at best with mid-range being the most acceptable. Once the power was put to these speakers the upper end of the music spectrum came alive with brilliant highs and very clear mid-range. The bass however, pretty much disappeared and what was left turned pretty muddy. Gains through the amp were backed off to prevent distortion which showed up early. Perhaps with a lower powered amp things would sound better but I wouldn't really count on it. These speakers may sound good in a 1976 Duster but I wouldn't recommend using them in much else. Spend the extra money and look for something else, I'm going to.

Pros: Very easy installation, nice looking grilles. Good highs and mid-range.

Cons: Forget the bass, you'll need a sub if you install these speakers.

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Written By Anonymous, jasper tn on Wednesday, January 01, 2014

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these speakers really set it off. The quality and clarity of the music is second to none. Thank u Crutchfield & pioneer for a job well down

Great sound

Written By Rob, Boiling Springs , PA on Monday, September 30, 2013

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Sounds great. Installed these in the front and rear of my son's car with him and a 400 watt amp and they sound amazing.

Pros: easy to install , sound crisp and very clear!

Upgrade from stock

Written By CoSchu, North Dakota on Monday, September 02, 2013

Nice upgrade from stock speakers, highs sound good, however at high volumes you will get bass distortion if unamplified, I have bass blockers installed because I have 2 12" woofers in the trunk. If you aren't running woofers and want bass these will def. need to be amplified, other than that good overall speaker

Pros: Good overall sound

Cons: Evident bass distortion when not amplified

The fit isn't great

Written By Jonny, Industry, PA on Sunday, July 21, 2013

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The speakers sound much better than the stock speakers.

Pros: The composite construction isn't as prone to bending when clamping down the speaker.

Cons: The diameter of the basket is bigger than the opening in the door so that when tightening down the speaker it doesn't seat on the outer edge of the basket. While this isn't ideal, there's enough clearance so the speaker doesn't interfere with replacing the door trim and the sound isn't negatively affected. The Crutchfield supplied mounting adapters are totally useless and I'm not sure why they were included.


Written By DJ, Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, June 20, 2013

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After reading a few reviews on this product, all stating the same thing; cheap overall speakers. This however is not the case. They may be cheap, but the sound quality is crisp, and can give a good kick. They do have their max out but i barely ever hit those points being that it it gets too loud. Like Super Loud without clipping. I would recommend these to anyone on a budget for great speakers.

Pros: Great sound quality for the price

Cons: Not a great BASS Driver, but does give a good kick.


Written By RICHARD, OWATONN,MN on Sunday, May 19, 2013

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Nice Upgrade

Written By Robert, Mesa, AZ on Tuesday, April 09, 2013

This was a great upgrade from the speakers that I had in my truck. I have a single cab and is more than loud enough for me. All I need is a sub to fill out the music completely.

Pros: Good sound, nice price, nice look.

Cons: none

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Written By Anonymous, Jackson, MS on Sunday, January 20, 2013

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Good sound highs could be a little better.

Get everything you’ll need to enjoy your new Pioneer TS-A6965R

Reduce ambient road noise and your vehicle's "rattles," for better sound inside your car.
You'll need speaker wire to connect your speakers to your amp.
Keep your speakers clean and dry. They compress to fit behind your speakers.
These speaker connectors are handy if you're running new speaker wire or if your speakers have oversized terminals.
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XTC 6"x9" Speaker Baffles

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Boom Mat 6

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An assortment of female quick slide connectors for connecting to speaker terminals

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These speakers are rated at 60 Watts RMS. This is the maximum wattage you will want running to the speakers. For help in selecting the best speakers or amps for your vehicle, please contact an Advisor by phone or chat. [ Jeff  Nov 19, 2013 ]  Staff