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Pioneer TS-A6965R

6"x9" 3-way car speakers

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Our take on the Pioneer TS-A6965R

by John Pollard
Pioneer

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.

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.

Side-view of Pioneer TS-A6965R 6"x9" speaker

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

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. 

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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

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

Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.

Our Product Research Team

At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

Features

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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4 out of 5

Pioneer ts-a6965r

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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4 out of 5

Pioneer TS-A6965 Speakers

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.
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4 out of 5

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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5 out of 5

Pioneer TS-A6965R

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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5 out of 5

Pioneer TS-A6965R

Written By cookin_with_luke@yahoo.com, 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.
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2 out of 5

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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4 out of 5

Pioneer TS-A6965R

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
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5 out of 5

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!
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4 out of 5

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
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3 out of 5

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.
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4 out of 5

Shocker!!

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.
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5 out of 5

PIONEER TS-A6965R

Written By RICHARD, OWATONN,MN on Sunday, May 19, 2013
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GOOD SPEAKERS & BOXES, STIILL ADJUSTING STUFF
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5 out of 5

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
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Pioneer TS-A6965R

Written By Anonymous, Jackson, MS on Sunday, January 20, 2013
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Good sound highs could be a little better.
1 out of 4 people found this helpful
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1 question already asked

What's the biggest amp I can run to these? Thanx [ tony  Nov 19, 2013 ]
1 answer
  • 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 Staff  Nov 19, 2013 ]

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