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Sony XS-GS1621C

6-3/4" component speaker system

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Overview

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Step up to a new level of sonic performance with Sony's XS-GS1621C 6-3/4" component speaker system. The package includes two 6-3/4" woofers, two 1" dome tweeters, and a pair of outboard crossovers. Each woofer features a rigid, reinforced special Kevlar that delivers focused midrange and strong midbass punch, even during high-volume playback. A tough rubber surround supports the cone, so this speaker will stand up to the inevitable abuse that awaits all car speakers.

Give your sound dimension

Bi-amping

Using its bi-amp capability, the XS-GS1621C's crossover allows you to take full advantage of this system's 75 watt RMS rating.

Step up to a new level of sonic performance with Sony's XS-GS1621C 6-3/4" component speaker system. The package includes two 6-3/4" woofers, two 1" dome tweeters, and a pair of outboard crossovers. Each woofer features a rigid, reinforced special Kevlar that delivers focused midrange and strong midbass punch, even during high-volume playback. A tough rubber surround supports the cone, so this speaker will stand up to the inevitable abuse that awaits all car speakers.

And if you crank old favorites through these speakers, the separate 1" synthetic fiber dome tweeter will reveal the natural detail that your factory speakers couldn't even hope to reproduce.

Tweak away

Included external 2-way crossovers allow you to get cleaner highs and fuller lows by sending the appropriate frequencies to the woofer and tweeter. Sony also provides two mounting options, so you can install your tweeters closer to your ears to achieve the best possible sound staging for your car. With that kind of powerful imaging, you might find yourself taking the long way home.

They look good too

If you're planning on a custom installation, Sony includes refined, black grilles for seamless integration into most car interiors. Sony has also reduced the overall mounting depth, making this system a great fit for more vehicles. These component speakers are protected by the GS Series 3-year warranty, and they'll handle up to 75 watts RMS – so go ahead and rock out.

Installation note: You'll need a pair of our universal backstraps to install the tweeters in the factory locations.

These are great and greatly improved the audio quality in my 2008 Toyota Rav 4.

Nathan, Eau Claire, WI

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Woofers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Woofer grille frames
  • 2 Crossovers
  • 2 Tweeters (each has attached 12" speaker lead)
  • 2 Surface mount tweeter housings
  • 2 Angled surface mount tweeter housings
  • 2 Adhesive backed surface mount pads
  • Twelve 1-1/8" Self-tapping screws
  • Two M4x3mm Flat head machine screws
  • Installation instructions (English/ French/ Spanish/ German/ Italian/ 15 other languages)
  • Warranty information

Product Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two woofers, two tweeters, two external crossovers, and two woofer grilles
  • 6-3/4" mica reinforced cellular (MRC) Kevlar woofers with rubber surrounds
  • 1" synthetic fiber dome tweeters
  • 2-way external crossovers
  • 4-ohm impedance
  • power range: 10-75 watts RMS (320 watts peak power)
  • CEA 2031 rated
  • frequency response: 30-30,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-1/4"
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Sony XS-GS1621C

Average Customer Review(s):

(3 Reviews)

Excellent sound for the buck!

Nathan from Eau Claire, WI on 8/28/2016

2008 Toyota RAV4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are great and greatly improved the audio quality in my 2008 Toyota Rav 4.

Pros: These sound great compared to the tiny stock speakers in my Rav 4. I only installed the woofers though, since the tweeters require re-wiring from the head unit.

Cons: They do distort a bit if you are cranking your favorite song. I Prefer metal and these have a little trouble keeping up with some of the music at a loud volume. The mounting hardware that came with them is also extremely cheap, and you will more than likely need to visit your hardware store to get new nuts and bolts for the brackets that fit your vehicle.

Amazing sounding Sony speakers

Alexander from san bernardino, CA on 3/13/2016

2001 Toyota Celica GTS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wow you can really tell the difference in the speakers. Punchy mid bass sound and great highs. Even more of a thumpy sound when combine with a amp. And with it added bi-amping capacity you can really add some juice to the woofer for punchy bass and to the tweeters for crispy highs.

Pros: Great sounding midbass and lows. Bi-amping adds a lot of possibly to increase the overall performance of the component speakers. Nice design too.

Cons: While the speakers produce great mids it can over produce high notes if you put it on high pass on a amp too. But adding a Sony subwoofer and lowering the setting a little and you got a performance sounding system.

Sound amazing such clarity

Savageseth from Exeter, CA on 2/18/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I wired two sets of these components speakers in my 2004 lancer. Powered by a Sony g series stereo. Completely destroys the stock set up. The tweeters have such clarity that at times I have to turn down because some highs hurt my ears. The mid bass speaker thumps good just right to me. Doesn't compete with my p3 tens. If you like music at high volumes these are for you

Pros: Great quality construction, 3 year warranty.

Cons: The price is a little steep

Details

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Features and Specs

General
Speaker Size 6 3/4
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Dome
Tweeter Composition Synthetic Fiber
Woofer Composition MRC Kevlar
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 87
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 30 - 30k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 10
Maximum RMS Wattage 75
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 320
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 1/4
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5

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Features

Woofer Cones: The XS-GS1621C woofers use an MRC cone (Mica Reinforced Cellular glass fiber composite) with Kevlar to reduce weight and increase rigidity, delivering full bass response.

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

Tweeters: The tweeters are 1" soft synthetic fabric domes. They can be flush mounted, surface mounted, or surface mounted at an angle using the included housings.

Tweeter Mounting Dimensions:

  Frame Width Frame Length Cutout Diameter Mounting Height Mounting Depth
Flush Mount 1.911" 1.911" 1.6" 0.31" 0.555"
Flat Surface Mount 2" 2" N/A 1" Screw Depth
Angled Surface Mount 2" 2.25" N/A 1.17" Screw Depth

Crossovers: Each crossover has high-pass and low-pass outputs with a 5 kHz crossover point. The high-pass slope is 12 dB/octave and the low-pass slope is 6 dB/octave. A switch inside each crossover allows you to set the tweeter output level according to your system requirements and personal preference; choose 0 dB (factory setting) or -3dB. The inputs and outputs are screw terminals; they will accommodate bare wire or spade connectors up to 0.315" wide. There are two mounting holes in the base of each crossover.

Bi-amp Inputs: The 2-way crossovers have separate inputs for the woofer and tweeter; this lets you drive the system with dedicated power for the separate speaker elements, instead of sharing power. If the system is powered using only two amplifier channels, the woofer and tweeter inputs should be shorted together.

Crossover Dimensions:

  • Length: 4.75"
  • Width: 2.7"
  • Height: 1.2"

Mounting: The speakers can be easily mounted in a variety of 6-3/4" applications. Given the required cutout, they will also fit into the opening for a typical 6-1/2" speaker (approximately 5" diameter) but the screw hole pattern is larger than a standard 6-1/2", so new holes would have to be drilled.

Specification Note: Sony's rated power spec for the XS-GS1621C is 75 watts (derived using IEC 60268-5 standards). They also list the CEA 2031 compliant RMS power as 120 watts. We've adopted the 75 watt rating simply because it's the more conservative figure.

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