Pioneer TS-G1640R

6-1/2"/6-3/4" 2-way car speakers

  • Pioneer TS-G1640R


Item #: 130TSG1640

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by Ken Nail

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.

Pioneer's bold and blue TS-G1640R 6-1/2" speakers lay down great sounds when you crank 'em up! These affordably-priced Pioneers feature beefy IMPP composite woofers that belt out satisfyingly deep bass. Warm and clear high-frequency response is a given, thanks to the film cone tweeters. Mounting tabs allow this model to work in many 6-3/4" speaker openings.

The combination of great sound and solid power handling makes these speakers a fine choice when you're ready to ditch the worn-out factory speakers in your ride. Grilles are included.

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  • 2-way 6-1/2"/6-3/4" speakers (pair)
  • injection-molded polypropylene (IMPP) composite woofer
  • 1-1/2" PET silver film cone tweeter
  • frequency response 35-22,000 Hz
  • recommended power range 2-30 watts RMS
  • peak power handling 160 watts
  • sensitivity 92 dB
  • top-mount depth 1-3/4"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1-1/2" Cone
Tweeter Composition PET silver film
Woofer Composition IMPP composite
Woofer Surround Treated cloth
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity 92 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response 35 - 22k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 2-30
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 160
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 11/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5
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  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Grille frames
  • Two 13" lengths of speaker wire (each length of speaker wire has quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other end)
  • 8 Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Warranty sheet

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Injection-molded Polypropylene (IMPP) Composite Woofers: Each composite woofer is constructed from injection-molded polypropylene. This process of cone molding assures a uniform cone thickness for superior linearity and clarity. In addition, the cones are lightweight and rigid for decreased distortion and superior bass response.

Treated Cloth Surrounds: Each woofer uses a treated cloth surround for improved durability.

1-1/2" PET Silver Film Cone Tweeters: Each speaker features a 1-1/2" PET silver film cone tweeter for crisp, clear highs.

Mounting: The speakers can be top-mounted in a 6-1/2" opening, or, using the four mounting tabs, the speakers can be top-mounted in a 6-3/4" opening.

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2 out of 5

Not a Solid Replacement for Longterm

Written By Tom, Leon Valley, TX on Saturday, January 14, 2006
Linked to my Profile AP740, I tested these Pioneers for replacement over my 1995 Jetta GLX's stock door speakers.

The Pioneers had little to no bass and rather than pumping and pounding sound out they popped a fair share of highs and mids. Barely a decent speaker-for-price if linked to a receiver, but even linked to the pureness of the amp it struggles to handle mid/lows and any loudness at higher volumes without the hard cone and surround constantly producing an un*POP*ular sound.
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3 out of 5

Better then factory

Written By Greg, stamford,ct on Friday, January 06, 2006
I have these in my 01 nissan altima. I put them in my rear deck. The speakers are a good deal for the price. I wouldnt pay more than that for them. Spend a little more for better speakers. Good step up from factory but i will definatly replace them soon.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Decent speakers

Written By Phil, Fairhope, AL on Friday, January 06, 2006
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Replaced factory speakers in 2000 Xterra...the rears were 6x9 but the included adapter brackets work nice. The units are slightly better than the original Panasonics...using Rockford Fosgate 100W tuner, it's adequate. I'll have to add an amp/sub combo for real bass, but for a replacement, they are nice choices. I love Crutchfield.
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4 out of 5

Pioneer TS-G1640R

Written By Jeffrey, San Diego, CA on Tuesday, August 09, 2005
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Put a set off these in a 2000 Chev Venture in the front doors. Way better than the paper factory units. Good mids and highs, ok bass. Good factory replacement speaker for the money. The adapters sent by crutchfield fit perfect very easy install
5 out of 7 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Worse than factory paper cones

Written By Luke, Central Texas on Monday, August 08, 2005
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I have an '01 Dakota Club Cab with the factory Infinity system. A few weeks ago my left front speaker began buzzing. After inspecting it I found the foam surround had detoriated. I immediately began shopping for speakers, but in the mean time, I took some black silicone RTV sealant and repaired the blown speaker.

I found these Pioneers here at a great price; not to mention all the mounting and installation harward Crutchfield provides at no cost! UPS Ground had them here in about 3 business day for $11.

After modifying the included mounts and installing a new Pioneer in place of the paper Infinity, I turned on the stereo to test and compare. The factory Infinitys have a MUCH better bass response and seem clearer throughout. The Pioneer has a smaller magnet and shorter throw.

I would not recommend these speakers to anyone replacing the factory Infinity system in you Chrysler, Dodge, or Jeep. Even with my RTV ilicone repair, the older paper cone Infinitys sound MUCH better than these Pioneers.

Thanks to Crutchfield for their awesome customer support and return policy. In less than 5 minutes my order was ready for return with shipping paid by Crutchfield. My total cost was $11 for the initial shipping.

LM in TX
12 out of 18 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Pioneer TS-G1640R

Written By BRL, Hanover, NH on Wednesday, July 20, 2005
I have these hooked up to an Alpine CDA9825, and they don't sound all that great. They aren't awful, but they aren't much of an improvement over the stock speakers in my '00 Honda civic. Spend a couple dollars more and you can do much better.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Pioneer TS-G1640R

Written By Jeff, Cheektowaga, New York on Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Good speakers for the money. Not as good as my old 6" by 9" speakers. The speakers do great job with what I want. True I have a 93 Toyota Corolla and not a 90 Pontiac Grand Am. If I want more bass I could always either by a speaker box or a subwoofer or exchange for different speakers. But Crutchfield has a customer for life. Thank-you
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Excellent bang (or Boom) for the buck

Written By Corsair41, Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday, June 28, 2005
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I purchased these to replace the 13 yr old stockers in my '92 T/A convertible. These not only fit the stock openings well, but sound great as well. The tweeters are a bit harsh, but not awful, and the mid range and bass come through very well, with much more bass that I expected. I used these with a Pioneer Superetuner IIID, so I expect that had something to do with how well they sound. If you're looking for audiophile-quality sound, (there's a term I bet not many remember) these aren't perfect, but they DO work well. It's all in what you expect, and how well you match the componenets. Overall, I'd rate them a 4 out of 5.
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Good for low/moderate wattage heads

Written By Daniel, Austin, TX on Tuesday, June 21, 2005
I bought these to replace the factory speakers in my '96 Integra because they were cheap and they matched the RMS wattage on my Sony head unit. Although the tweeters are a little harsh sounding, the woofers actually put out more bass than the Pioneer Rev speakers I tried before. I think this is because my Sony stereo put out 23W per channel, and since the wattage rating was lower on these Pioneer speakers (30W RMS), they put out more bass than the higher-wattage Rev speakers (60W RMS). As for the tweeters, the Rev's blew the Pioneers out of the water, but the bass was much weaker (they were more power-hungry). If only I could find a lower wattage speaker with better components. That would be ideal.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Better then stock

Written By Thorian, Columbia Mo on Monday, June 20, 2005
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I have a 2003 Honda Insight that only has 2 speakers in the entire care. So I swapped out the factory Cassette deck with a Pioneer CD player. I also swapped the Factory speakers with theese. I was impressed with the highs and mids but the low tones just sounded distorted at any volume. I am ordering the Infinity Refrence 6012 as they are reccommended to correct this problem for my vehicle. Your Milage may vary
2 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Pioneer TS-G1640R

Written By Curtis, Stroudsburg, PA on Sunday, June 12, 2005
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I replaced the stock speakers in my '92 civic hatchback with these, and I think they sound perfectly fine. I mean don't expect these to sound like a subwoofer or a really nice amped component system or something. I don't understand why people are saying they have no bass, I could only think of the head unit, or they just are expecting a lot more than I am. My friend has the same head unit as me, and the comparable Kenwood KFC-1669S and they sound almost exactly the same, so for the price I think they are great.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Lame Speakers

Written By Dan-o, Nashville TN on Friday, May 27, 2005
These speakers are not worth the time it takes to install them. My dry rotted stock speakers in my '96 Maxima handled the lows better than these shiney blue things.
Highs and Mids are well defined but I'd get better lows out of hooking the speaker wires up to a sealed paper lunch bag.
I know this size speaker is limited with low frequency response but gee-whiz, don't even claim to have lows if you can't produce them.

Pay a bit more and I bet you'll be much more satisfied.

4 out of 8 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Pioneer TS-G1640R

Written By darkdruid, binghamton, ny on Thursday, May 19, 2005
I recently put a pair of these in my 1990 Mazda MX6. They're not going to wow a stereo enthusiast, but they did clean up the highs and mids in comparison to the factory speakers. The bass line "pops" at regular listening levels, so you may have to turn the bass down on the EQ. If you're on a budget, and don't need anything fancy, these will do fine.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Pioneer TS-G1640R

Written By Sean Henley, Ada Ok on Thursday, May 19, 2005
I own and drive a 1998 Ford Escord and I installed these in the front doors. The mids and highs of the speakers where far better than that of the factory but when it comes to bass, these little things are horrible. My stocks out did the bass on these. Im guessing this is why pioneer arent exactly known for there speakers.
5 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great Speaker for the Price

Written By Kenneth, Taneytown, MD on Tuesday, April 19, 2005
I replaced the factory speakers in the front doors of my Acura with these. The response and sound are excellent. They are so good I am pulliing the rear deck speakers and replacing with Pioneer speakers also.
9 out of 9 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Great Price POOR BASS

Written By David, Pomona, CA on Saturday, April 02, 2005
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I just put these Pioneers in my 02 Mitsu Galant and I can't handle having no BASS. These speakers give out great mids & highs, but no BASS. I saw the specs on these speakers and for the price theses seemed great, but like I said before, no bass. One great thing though about purchasing from Crutchfield is the 30 Day return policy. I will be sending these back!
48 out of 58 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Excellent Speakes!

Written By Andrew, Cumberland, Maryland on Saturday, March 19, 2005
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Great speakers, Pioneer makes the best speakers for the price. Great bass & crisp treble! These are great speakers for the buck, I replaced the rear speakers of my 93 Corolla DX & they fit perfectly in the factory slot. The only problem I had was the factory connector was too short and the replacement Crutchfeild sent was too large to fit, a simple modification made it fit perfectly, highly reccomend these speakers!
63 out of 74 people found this helpful
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