Pioneer Premier TS-A502C

5-1/4" component speaker system

  • Pioneer Premier TS-A502C


  • Pioneer Premier TS-A502C


  • Pioneer Premier TS-A502C

  • Pioneer Premier TS-A502C

  • Pioneer Premier TS-A502C

  • Pioneer Premier TS-A502C

  • Pioneer Premier TS-A502C

Item #: 130TSA502C

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by Buck Pomerantz

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.

Pioneer Premier A-Series component speaker systems offer excellent sound, with the strong stereo image that only separate components can provide. The tough woofers broadcast the low frequencies, the separate tweeters open up the sound with detailed highs, and the external crossovers ensure a perfect sonic balance between highs and lows. And Pioneer protects A-Series speakers with a comprehensive 3-year warranty.

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The TS-A502C system includes 5-1/4" woofers made from polypropylene laced with Aramid, a synthetic fiber used in bullet-proof vests. Add in butyl rubber surrounds, and you can count on these woofers to pump out strong bass for years to come. The 7/8" soft dome tweeters disperse crisp highs, and you can surface- or flush-mount these tweeters to play better toward your listening position.

This Pioneer Premier system's wide frequency response, strong power handling, and "aim-ability" give your music an incredible live image. You can drive this efficient component system with your car stereo, but it'll reach its full potential when paired with an outboard amplifier. Pioneer includes brackets for mounting the woofers in 6"x8" speaker openings.


  • component speaker system includes two 5-1/4" woofers, 2 tweeters, two external crossovers, and two woofer grilles
  • injection-molded carbon graphite polypropylene with Aramid woofers
  • butyl rubber surrounds
  • 7/8" Tetron soft dome tweeters
  • 2-way external crossovers
  • 4-ohm impedance
  • 2-35 watts RMS power range (180 watts peak)
  • frequency response: 36-30,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • depth: 1-15/16"
  • 6"x8"/6"x8"C mounting bracket included
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Speaker Size 5 1/4
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design Soft dome
Tweeter Composition Tetron
Woofer Composition Carbon graphite IMPP
Woofer Surround Butyl rubber
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years
Sensitivity 90 dB
Frequency Response 36 - 30k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 2-35
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 180
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 15/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 15/16
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What's in the box?

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  • Two 5-1/4" woofers
  • Two 7/8" soft-dome tweeters with attached 10" speaker leads terminated by female and male quick-slides
  • 2 Passive crossovers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Two 6x8" speaker adapter brackets
  • 2 Surface-mount cups
  • 2 Factory-mount cups
  • 2 Metal flush-mount clamps
  • 2 Machine screws (3mm x 4mm)
  • 2 Self-tapping screws (4mm x 14mm)
  • 8 Self-tapping screws (4mm x 6mm)
  • 8 Self-tapping screws (4mm x 20mm)
  • 8 Speed clips
  • 4 Wire ties
  • Self-adhesive foam gasket strip (1.125" x 18.5")
  • 2 Circular pieces of dual-sided tape
  • Warranty Information
  • Installation instructions and cutout template on box

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Warranty Note


IMPP Woofer: Each 5-1/4" cone woofer is made from interlaced Carbon Graphite composite IMPP (Injection Molded Polypropylene), reinforced with long interlaced Aramid Fibers. This design provides the strength and rigidity powerful bass sound requires. The high-density, compressed internal architecture is resilient and stacks up against high power and transfers sound very quickly. The result is full-bodied, rich sound.

Surrounds: For durability and a smoother response, each woofer uses a butyl rubber surround.

Grilles: The Pioneer Premier TS-A502C comes supplied with a set of speaker grilles that feature a plastic silver ring and a black metal mesh insert. The supplied grilles are designed for when the woofers are installed in aftermarket 5-1/4" openings.

Mounting: The TS-A502C's woofers can be mounted in a standard 4-hole 5-1/4" opening without the use of a bracket. The woofers can also be mounted in a standard 6x8" opening or a Ford/Mazda 5x7" opening using the supplied adapter brackets.


Soft-Dome Tweeter: The TS-A502C features two 7/8" soft-dome tweeters with magnetic fluid and 0.3-ounce Neodymium magnets for efficient, crisp, clear highs.

Mounting: The tweeters can be flush-mounted using the supplied metal clamps. The supplied plastic mounting cups allow you to surface mount the tweeters in an aftermarket location or mount the tweeters in a factory tweeter location behind a factory installed grille. The surface mounting cup lets you position the tweeter at 50-degree or 75-degree angle. Once installed, the tweeters do not swivel. The surface mounting cups attach to a flat, clean surface of your vehicle with the supplied dual-sided tape.

Tweeter Mounting Dimensions:

  Factory Mount Angled Surface Mount Flush Mount
Mounting Height 0.585" 1.703 (75-degree angle) 0.4375"
Depth 0.935" 1.422" (50-degree angle) 1.035"
Frame Diameter 1.992" 1.912" 1.912"
Cutout Diameter  1.569" N/A 1.569"


Passive Crossover Network: The TS-A502C features one 3600 Hz outboard passive crossover module for each woofer/tweeter combination. The two outboard crossover modules feature a fixed -6dB/octave low-pass and -12dB/octave high-pass filter.

Crossover Connections: The passive crossover utilizes attached speaker leads to connect the crossover to your amplifier and the supplied woofer and tweeter.

  • Amplifier: 17.5" attached speaker lead terminated with bare-tinned wire for connecting the crossover to your amplifier's speaker output.
  • Woofer: 17.5" attached speaker lead terminated with one large (positive) and one small (negative) male quick-slide connector for connecting the crossover to the supplied 5-1/4" woofer.
  • Tweeter: 37" attached speaker lead terminated with one female (positive) and one male (negative) quick-slide connector for connecting the crossover to the supplied 7/8" tweeter.

Mounting: There are four supplied plastic wire ties for mounting the crossovers and securing the wires in your vehicle.

Crossover Dimensions: Width = 1.725", Height = 0.855", Depth = 2.575"

Warranty Note

Warranty Note: The included warranty card indicates a 1 year parts and labor warranty for Premier brand loudspeakers. The warranty is extended to 3 years if the speakers are installed by a Pioneer Premier dealer. However, Pioneer has extended the warranty to 3 years for all Premier brand speakers purchased from Crutchfield, regardless of who installs them.

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5 out of 5

Great Item for a budget system

Written By Frank H, Toledo, OH on Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Well, I just installed this item on 9.4.10, and I went to order a second set for my rear
speakers and they no longer sell them...sigh.

Anyways, great component item, so much so I was going to buy a second set.

The highs and mids are excellent, but don't push the bass to much through them, get a
sub for that.
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5 out of 5

Great speakers for the price.

Written By Matthew, Colorado Springs, CO on Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I bought these speakers about a year ago from Crutchfeild, and I can't complain.
Installation was really easy due to the master sheet and pioneers easy wiring system.
Unlike most component systems, you dont have to buy wire and stick it under little
screws on the crossover. The tweater, woofer, and crossover all had little plugins, I'm
not entirely sure what they're called but it make wiring a breeze. It was much easier than
my friends Alpine components. The tweaters really bring out the cymbal strikes and
other high notes, I was suprized how much of an effect they had. Pioneer provides a
couple of differnt ways to mount the tweaters, I used the plastic angle mount piece they
supplied to mount it in the sail panel. I'm perfectly happy with this product and would buy
it again, but I think I may upgrade to Boston Acoustics for my next speakers. I'll always
have a Pioneer head unit though, they work wonderfly.
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4 out of 5

Great Bang for the Buck

Written By maragocho, Phoenix, AZ on Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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Great little speakers. At first I was just semi-satisfied with their performance. I wasn't
sure if speakers really needed to be broken in but after a week now playing them a
couple hours a day the highs are crisper and brighter and the non-existent bass is now
pretty impressive for a 5" woofer! Don't get me wrong these will leave you hungry for
some real bottom-end only a sub can give you, but the mids and highs are great.
7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great Soundscape

Written By tirith, Sterling, VA on Friday, October 16, 2009
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Great sound for a reasonable price. Crisp, bright highs, prominent midrange, and rich, filling bass without distortion at higher volumes. I EQ'ed them almost totally flat with a touch of extra bass and they sound marvelous across a range of music styles.

If you're looking for a broad, filling, low-distortion sound in a reasoably priced component speaker, this is an excellent choice. Very happy with them. A great step up from factory speakers.
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