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Pioneer TS-A1605C

6-3/4" component speaker system — also fits many 6-1/2" openings

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Our take on the Pioneer TS-A1605C

by John Pollard
Pioneer

Why install component speakers?

A component speaker system gives you the best possible performance from your car audio system. A system consists of separate woofers, tweeters, and crossovers, each designed to cover one specific range of frequencies. As separate components, the woofer can move freely to deliver more powerful performance, while the tweeter can be custom-mounted in a better spot up closer to your ears, revealing a whole new world of detail. Separate crossovers are far superior to the simple filters wired into full-range speakers, so the components work together for smoother, more focused sound.

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 the Pioneer TS-A1605C woofer

The woofer will add depth and impact to your favorite tunes.

Built to make your music rock

Pioneer equipped the TS-A1605C component speaker system with multilayer 6-3/4" mica-matrix woofers that stay rigid when the volume's turned up, keeping distortion to a minimum so your bass sounds clean. Install the separate 3/4" tweeters in a good spot up high in your vehicle for better stereo imaging. The system also includes 2-way outboard crossovers, a step up from the inline tweeter high-pass filters usually found in systems in this price range.

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:

  • component speaker system includes component speaker system includes 2 woofers, 2 tweeters, and 2 crossovers
  • 6-3/4" multilayer mica-matrix woofer cone with elastic polymer surround
  • 3/4" polyester fiber dome tweeter
  • power range: 5-60 watts RMS (350 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 34-32,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • woofer top-mount depth: 2-3/16"
  • woofer grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Speaker Size
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6 3/4
Design
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2-way
Tweeter Design
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3/4" Dome
Tweeter Composition
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Polyester
Woofer Composition
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Multilayer Mica Matrix
Woofer Surround
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Rubber
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity
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90 dB
Frequency Response
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34 - 32k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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5-60
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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350
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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2 3/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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5
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What's in the box?

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  • 2 Woofers
  • Two 3/4" Soft-dome tweeters (with attached 10" speaker leads terminated with quick-connects)
  • 2 Crossovers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Angled surface mount tweeter housings
  • 2 Flush mount tweeter housings
  • Two 1/2" Self-tapping screws
  • Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • 2 Circular adhesive backed foam pads
  • Warranty information
  • Template and specifications on box

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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 (synthetic) surround.

Tweeters: The TS-A1605C system features 3/4" polyester soft-dome tweeters with magnetic fluid and Neodymium magnets for efficient, crisp, clear highs.

Tweeter Mounting: The tweeters can be flush mounted or surface mounted using the supplied housings. The surface mount housing positions the tweeters at approximately a 50° angle. Once installed the tweeters do not swivel.

Tweeter Mounting Dimensions:

  Angled Surface Mount Flush Mount
Mounting Height 1.633" 0.132"
Mounting Depth 0.46" (screw depth) 0.733"
Frame Diameter N/A 1.891"
Frame Depth 1.825" N/A
Frame Width 1.609" N/A
Cutout Diameter N/A 1.568"

Crossovers: The 2-way passive crossovers have a slope of 6 dB/octave and a crossover point of 6 kHz. The attached input wires are 17" long. The attached tweeter and woofer output wires are terminated with quick-slides; the tweeter wires are 38" long and the woofer wires are 18" long. The crossover dimensions are:

  • Width: 1.663"
  • Height: 0.847"
  • Length: 2.5"
 
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5 out of 5

Pioneer TS-A1605C

Written By Ryan, Ohio on Monday, August 18, 2014
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Speakers sound great vary easy to install
Pros:
Great speakers
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Pioneer 2-way component speaker system

Written By Justin, Melbourne, FL on Monday, August 04, 2014
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I replaced all of my 08 jetta gli factory paper cone speakers and tweeters with this set. The speakers mount up great and produce an impressive amount of sound. The music is crystal clear and far more realistic than what my factory speakers made. I expected the cones would produce a nice bit of bass punch, but they instead simply create clear bass notes. Still a great system!
Pros:
Affordable, clear, and powerful
Cons:
Not much bass
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5 out of 5

Better than expected

Written By Chris D, Bessemer, Al on Tuesday, July 22, 2014
 
These are on the low end price wise for components. However I am very impressed with the sound. I have them amplified with 40 watts RMS Fosgate amp. The tweeters give far more presence than the old in dash tweeters. I have them mounted on the front door's A pillars. The bass is good enough to feel the door vibrate. And that is with sound dampening used on the metal surfaces in the door.
Pros:
For inexpensive component speakers these sound great.
Cons:
The mid bass can be boomy when loud on some songs. I cannot take off a star for that because I haven't heard any other component speakers in the car. These sound far better than the 3 way full range speakers I had in before. I plan to get a new head unit with a built in parametric equalizer to adjust the boominess out. My current Pioneer unit only has low mid and high adjustments.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Good as long as you have a sub

Written By JBW, Morgantown, WV on Monday, June 16, 2014
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Very detailed mids and highs. The lows are a little lacking so if you plan on not having subs, you will definitely need to adjust the loudness and EQ on your HU. I tested these for a little while with my subs turned off and found that you can get a pretty decent sound with some tweaking. Obviously all car doors will have different resonance characteristics and all head units will sound a little different so you should probably take just about every review on this site with a grain of salt.

HU used: Pioneer DEH-X8500BS Car: 2010 Impreza
Pros:
Crisp highs and mids. Reasonable sized crossovers that I was able to hide inside the door itself. Both surface and angled mounts for the tweeters. The box is perforated to produce cardboard rings that are the same mounting size as your speakers and tweeters so you can do a little pre-planning.
Cons:
Thin bass.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Great Deal

Written By Anonymous, O'Fallon, Missouri on Monday, June 02, 2014
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I really love the quality of these speakers. I bought this with a pioneer head unit and was even able to get a discount on these speakers. The only negative that I have is that the tweeters are very small and even with the mounting gear, they would not fit in my tweeter holes.
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

I Like its

Written By Gigglenuts, Pemberton nj on Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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Loud, easy to install , sleek looking, powerful.
Pros:
Loud, easy to install ,
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4 out of 5

great sound in my chevy

Written By Sheldon, Northern California on Sunday, March 30, 2014
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Good speakers for the price. Built nice, not cheap at all. Sounds good in my truck, clean highs and good mids with decent lows. Hard to tell exactly how good the lows are since my Chevy silverado has the Bose system with the sub. And yes, Contrary to what you might find people saying on the forums, you can easily replace your stock speakers that came with your Bose system and they will sound great and work fine. I have no issues at all. Don't bring your system down by keeping those stock junk speakers. Bose or not, they still are made with cheap materials. These pioneer speakers work great, and are a big improvement to my system.
Pros:
Good sound and good materials, not cheap materials
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Tweet, Tweet!

Written By LevinZ11, Fayetteville, NC on Friday, March 28, 2014
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The speakers are amazing. I have them in my 96 Chevy Astro van. With pioneer TS-A1685R an Pioneer TS-G1004R for my pillar speakers. An yes Crutchfield helped me with all the information. They sound amazing the tweets give it all it needs. Its all hooked up to a 4 channel amp. They sound nice, hit nice, quality is beautiful. Best speakers I have heard.
Pros:
Looks amazing, quality great, bass amazing, an sounds clear!
Cons:
Zero!
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Pioneer TS-A1605C

Written By Anonymous, Marion,Ohio on Sunday, March 23, 2014
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The speakers sound great my only problem is the box given to hook the speakers and tweeters up is impossible to reach where both are located in the vehicle.
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3 out of 5

No Bass

Written By Levi H, Ohio on Thursday, December 05, 2013
 
I installed these in my 2003 Chevy Cavalier a few months ago, the sound very clear, but even with my 22 watt RMS Kenwood radio they still had very little bass coming out. The only bass that I was really getting was from the 6x9 3 way Kickers that I had in the rear deck.
Pros:
Very clear, durable feel
Cons:
No Bass
2 out of 11 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Pioneer TS-A1605C

Written By DGL, Milford, MA on Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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The speakers sound great and were reasonably easy to install. Most complicated part was removing and replacing the old tweeters with the new ones. This required some careful prying and filing of the old mounts plus a dab of superglue.
Pros:
One installed in the bracket, slipped right into the original mounting location with no problems.
Cons:
None that I'm aware of.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Pioneer TS-A1605C

Written By bigKsoda, Russell Springs, KY on Monday, September 30, 2013
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After a speaker stopped working on our 2003 Silverado; it was handy to replace the front door speakers with these Pioneer component set. With a little dremel action on the tweeter mount they we right at home. This speaker set has a great sound to them, unfortunately they lack a little in the bass department. This is not an issue if you are running a sub, but by their selves they drop off pretty quick on lows. Seem to be well constructed even though they are manufactured in China; overall happy with the purchase.
Pros:
Better midrange and highs than the factory speakers. Decently priced for an entry level component set.
Cons:
The bass response from these are a little weak; the factory 2003 Silverado door speakers had better bass response.
4 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Pioneer TS-A1605C

Written By Charlie, East orange,nj on Thursday, August 29, 2013
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All good
Pros:
All good
Cons:
All good
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5 out of 5

Pioneer TS-A1605C

Written By Anonymous, athens, al on Friday, July 26, 2013
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Typically Pi.oneer quality, no complaints
2 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Excellent Upgrade

Written By SteveA, Dallas, TX on Tuesday, July 09, 2013
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Terrific speakers. I upgraded a factory system (Honda) and noticed an immediate improvement. I didn't have high expectations, as I wasn't changing the head unit or adding amplification right away. However, with stock equipment, these speakers were noticeably better, even providing clearer Bass in harmony with the factory subwoofer. Now I just need to decide if I'm going to go through the trouble of amplification to get more, or just enjoy what I have. Only thought is that the tweeters sound a little harsh, but I would imagine that this could be EQ'd to compensate, should I change the head unit for a more powerful system that would allow me to tune for my vehicle.
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great!

Written By Anonymous, Phoenix AZ on Friday, May 03, 2013
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Great sound!
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4 out of 5

Good Speakers

Written By Firesail, CT on Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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Excellent mids and highs, but the bass is really lacking.
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5 out of 5

Huge first step in upgrading sound quality

Written By Robert I, Charleston, WV on Wednesday, March 06, 2013
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Picked these up to replace the stock full range speakers in the front door of my 2012 Ford Focus and I'm happy to say I am very pleased. Still using the factory system but am powering them with a 60x2 RMS amp and the sound quality has increased ten fold. The highs are crisp and clean, the imaging has improved dramatically, the mid-range is no longer garbled & muddy. Even the low end has improved. I've heard details never heard before, even from my home Onkyo/Polk Audio 7.2 A/V system, in the Rock, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal that I listen to. The higher the volume the brighter they sound. With that said, I would definitely recommend a sub to accompany them and fill in the what's missing on the bottom end, especially as the volume increases and the highs really come alive as the lows slowly drop off, as you would expect from a 6 1/2" woofer. Thinking of picking up a second pair for my rear doors, just have to figure out where to mount the tweeters, and will definitely be adding a sub to complete the transformation from a bland 4 speaker factory stereo to a respectful audio system. Also, must give props to the Crutchfield advisers in helping me pick a pair in my price range guaranteed to fit my factory locations.
Pros:
Dramatically improved mids, highs and imaging, bargain price.
Cons:
Wish the 34-32,000Hz frequency range output just a touch more on the low end but again, not really a con when considering the speaker size.and the open air factory "inclosure".
11 out of 11 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

pioneer speakers

Written By frankie m, kissimmee on Thursday, January 24, 2013
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good quality speakers, better sound.
1 out of 14 people found this helpful
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2 questions already asked

How do I wire the woofers and tweeters to the crossover...and how do I wire them to My alpine head unit? [ Brandon  Feb 06, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the install over the phone. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Staff  Feb 06, 2014 ]
Would mounting these speakers with a foam enclosure/baffle be beneficial or not? Reduce longevity of the speaker? Had an issue mounting a set of polk 6 3/4" mids before. Ended up not using the baffles. Now, I would mount the baffle between the door and the spacer speaker mount (needed in the 07 VW Jetta for proper fit).To me,that would seem more effective as far as clearance and still protect the speaker. Regarding the volume created, would it be better sealed or modified to still allow the speaker free air movement as if it wasn't there? Thanks! [ Jeramie  Jan 21, 2014 ]
3 answers
  • The foam would be beneficial, at least it has been for me. I have an Acura with low suspension so the foam absorbs the shock from bumps so the speaker takes less of a hit, which will make it last longer. The foam is also porous so the sound will travel through it better. It sounds a lot better than my car did stock, it didn't have foam it had plastic. Hope this helps. [ CHELSEY K   Jan 22, 2014 ]
  • I'll probably do the same. Was just curious if there was any perks worth looking into. Thanks! [ Jeramie   Jan 21, 2014 ]
  • I ended up not using the baffles but am very satisfied with the sound without. The baffles appeared very difficult to mount and I had lined the doors with sound deadening anyway. In the future that would be my first choice. [ M L L   Jan 21, 2014 ]

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