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Sony Xplōd XS-GTX1622S

GTX Series 6-1/2" component speaker system

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Our take on the Sony Xplōd™ XS-GTX1622S

by John Pollard
Sony

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.

This XS-GTX1622S component system from Sony features 6-1/2" woofers made from Highly Oriented Polyolefine reinforced with Aramid fibers, so the cones are much stronger than polypropylene for better energy efficiency and power handling. These super-light cones recover quickly from one note to the next, increasing clarity in the vocal range. Synthetic rubber speaker surrounds resist stretching and maintain their elasticity for long life under heavy usage.

The 29/32" soft dome tweeters produce clear high notes, bringing out your music's details and delivering a lively, open sound. High-frequency response extends beyond the normal limits of human hearing, producing the overtones that make the instruments sound even more natural. The external 2-way crossovers distribute the lows and highs to the woofers and tweeters, creating a seamless blend of well-balanced sound, from a pounding drum to the highest cymbal crash.

Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two woofers, two tweeters, two external crossovers, and two woofer grilles
  • 6-1/2" Highly Oriented Polyolefine (HOP) and Aramid fiber woofers with Santoprene rubber surrounds
  • 29/32" Tetron soft dome tweeters
  • 2-way external crossovers
  • 4-ohm impedance
  • 2-60 watts RMS power range (260 watts peak)
  • frequency response: 50-30,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87 dB
  • woofer top-mount depth: 2-3/16"
  • warranty: 1 year
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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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29/32" Dome
Tweeter Composition
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Tetron
Woofer Composition
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HOP and Aramid Fiber
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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87 dB
Frequency Response
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50 - 30k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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2-60
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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260
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
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Crossovers
  • 2 Tweeters (each has attached 11" speaker lead)
  • 2 Flush mount tweeter housings
  • 2 Surface mount tweeter adapters
  • 2 Angled surface mount tweeter adapters
  • 2 Adhesive backed surface mount pads
  • 2 Tweeter mounting brackets
  • Twelve 1-1/8" Self-tapping screws
  • 2 Threaded mounting posts
  • Two M4x7mm Flat head machine screws
  • 2 Wing nuts
  • 2 Flat washers
  • 2 Lock washers
  • Cardboard tweeter template (has four separate tweeter cutouts for the different mounting applications)
  • Installation instructions (English/ French/ Spanish)
  • Warranty information
  • Woofer template on box

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Features

Woofers: The woofers are made of Highly Oriented Polyolefine (H.O.P.) plus aramid fiber. Using high-tech fibers aligned under extreme pressure, Sony's exclusive H.O.P. is lighter and stronger than polypropylene. The result is greater linearity, smoother response, and better sound.

Tweeters: The tweeters are 29/32" Tetron soft domes and can be flush mounted, surface mounted using an angled bracket, or surface mounted using a flat bracket.

Tweeter Mounting Dimensions:

  Flush Mount Surface Mount Angle Mount
Depth 0.875" Screw Depth Screw Depth
Height 0.334" 1.24" 1.27"
Cutout Diameter 1.68" N/A N/A
Frame Diameter 2.0" 1.53" 1.53"
Note: The threaded mounting posts can be used to hold the tweeters in place when using any of the mounting brackets, this adds approximately 1-1/2" to the required depth.

Crossovers: Each crossover has high-pass and low-pass outputs with a 5 kHz crossover point and 12 dB/octave slope. A jumper inside each crossover allows you to set the tweeter output level according to system requirements and personal preference; choose -3dB or 0dB. 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.

Crossover Dimensions:

  • Length: 4.02"
  • Width: 2.55"
  • Height: 1.04"
 
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SONY XS-GTX1622S

Written By barbq, columbia,mo on Monday, March 24, 2014
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installed in a 2013 gmc sierria. the woofers fit perfectly in the doors with the adapters supplied from Crutchfield. the tweeters did fit in the factory openings with a little modification to the factory grill. still trying to tweak the sound.
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5 out of 5

Over a year still going strong!!!

Written By R . G., Hellertown, PA on Friday, June 07, 2013
 
Installed over a year ago both front and rear. Amazing sound !!! Great tight bass and awesome highs!
Pros:
Sound quality!! Price!!! Install kits made it so easy!!!!!!
Cons:
NONE!!!!!!!!!
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1 out of 5

BAD!!

Written By Tyler, Greensboro,NC on Friday, June 08, 2012
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I had neverhad problems with sony products before, but these are just plain bad. The first pair i was sent were already blown out and then the great customer service sent b some new ones an base blockers. About month later after i got my second pair i thought i hear one going bad, and now all of the have gone bad. Very upset for the money i paid to have to different set go bd so quick.
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3 out of 5

Sony Xplōd™ XS-GTX1622S

Written By Jon, Kentucky on Sunday, February 26, 2012
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First off the description says it is a 6.5, it is actually a 6.75, so that made it real hard to fit the bracket it come with. It also didn't sound as good for price I payed. After playing around with the settings I got it to sound OK. Maybe with a foam baffle it would sound better. I do like it better than the 5.25 that I had before.
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