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Pioneer TS-MR1640

6-1/2" 2-way marine speakers

Item #: 130TSMR164

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When you're the master and commander of your boat, you know how important it is to keep the crew happy. Head off possible mutinies by keeping the tunes crankin' with these great-sounding Pioneer Nautica speakers! Pioneer's TS-MR1640 speakers are built specifically for the tough marine environment, so you can count on dependable performance onboard your craft.

The TS-MR1640's 6-1/2" IMPP woofer cones are bonded to weather- and water-resistant rubber surrounds. With a low-end frequency response down to 30 Hz, they're masters at providing full, deep lows. The PEI tweeters will give you bright highs that will command your attention even when fighting against the sound of the waves, wind, and engine noise.

These speakers are designed for your nautical applications, with corrosion-resistant mounting hardware and gold-plated tinsel leads and speaker terminals.

Read our blog post about using the TS-MR1640 in Getting great sound on your boat is easier than you think.

Product Highlights:

  • 6-1/2" white water-resistant injection-molded polypropylene (IMPP) woofer
  • 1" polyetherimide (PEI) semi-dome tweeter
  • water-resistant rubber surround
  • gold-plated tinsel leads and terminals
  • corrosion-resistant mounting hardware
  • recommended power range 2-30 watts RMS
  • peak power handling 160 watts
  • sensitivity 91 dB
  • frequency response 30-30,000 Hz
  • requires 2-3/16" of mounting depth
  • 5-1/16" cut-out diameter
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Pioneer TS-MR1640 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

7 Reviews

Now I need a new Radio

Written by: Tom L from Mich on September 22, 2015

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Was exactly what I needed and came with all the needed hardware , fit right in the old cut outs and was completely installed in less than ½ hour , they are so much clearer then the ones they replaced that I now hear static from the radio and will need to replace it next. Very fast shipping !

Pros: Great sound , fast shipping

Cons: Made in China

NIce speakers at a great price.

Written by: Jon S from Wisconsin on August 31, 2015

These fit perfectly into my Larson boat. Great sound and great price. Substantial improvement over the speakers that came with it.



I would be happier if I had spent more money the speakers are fine bu

Written by: gary a from Key West fla. on March 27, 2015

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every thing came as ordered but I would have liked to hear them perform I recently bought speakers that were priced higher and i like the tone better

Pros: I am a customer since 1976 and will remain that way because of how you all conduct your business I will continue to advertize your company

Cons: none

Marine speakers

Written by: David R. Delabar from Lincolnton,Ga. on June 24, 2013

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Easy to replace existing speakers on boat. The sound is great



My husband loves them!

Written by: Ash from Baton rouge, la on July 24, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I ordered these for my husband's birthday. I was nervous about makin the decision without him but the website was so helpful I was confident that he'd love them. He installed them within minutes after opening the gift!! Sound great on our party barge!

Pros: Easy installation (took 10 minutes) Fast shipping Packaged well

Cons: None

Pioneer TS-MR1640

Written by: Scott Wayne from Essex, MD on June 22, 2011

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I bought these speakers to replace Kenwood 6.5 inch speakers on my Grady White. I picked these because of the 91 db sensitivity since I don't have an external amplifier. I believe the Kenwoods were 84 db. These play louder and clearer and can handle a bump in bass. Even my wife noticed the difference. Replacement was easy and took only 15 minutes. They use the same mounting holes as the previous speakers. Very satisfied with this purchase.



Marine Speakers

Written by: Watt from TN Lake on September 10, 2008

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These speakers were incredibly clear and undistorted at the loud play levels required on the water. They represent a good buy.



Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 8 Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Warranty sheet

Product Research


UV- and Water-Resistant: These marine speakers feature UV- and water-resistant white grilles, composite speaker baskets, injection-molded polypropylene cones, rubber woofer surrounds, PEI semi-dome tweeters, and stainless steel mounting hardware.

Injection-molded Polypropylene (IMPP) Woofers: Each 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. For a smoother response and increased durability, each woofer uses a rubber surround.

Tweeters: Each speaker uses a 1" PEI semi-dome tweeter. PEI (Poly-Ether Imide) is a polymer that has ideal sound characteristics, making it perfect for use as a tweeter. A PEI semi-dome tweeter produces a wide soundstage for superior imaging.

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Customer Q&A

3 questions already asked

I have my speakers mounted on the outside of my trailer. I would think it depends on how wide your center console is. The specs for those speakers should be here on this page. [ SCOTT  Jan 18, 2015 ]
More than likely they will. I used them to replace speakers on my Hewes Maverick and they fit fine. Other brands 6 1/2" would not fit. It really depends on original brand size. Trial and error with ability to return is your best shot. [ William  Jan 18, 2015 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Pioneer TSMR164 will fit nicely in place of the Kenwood speakers. Everything will be an easy replacement. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Jul 01, 2014 ]  Staff
Thanks guys [ Jesse  Mar 19, 2014 ]
I ran into a similar problem, the hole also was too shallow, l used aluminum plate and cut out a ring over sized ,fastened the speaker to the ring and the ring to the surrounding hole and painted the speaker grill to match. It worked for my application. [ JAY  Mar 18, 2014 ]
Hey Jesse, The best thing I can tell you is dremel the holes out a little larger with a cutting bit. It really doesn't take that long. Good luck. [ DAVID R  Mar 18, 2014 ]