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Pioneer TS-Z65C

6-1/2" component speaker system

Item # 130TSZ65C

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About the Pioneer TS-Z65C

Ready to get serious about sound?

When I think of classic car audio, Pioneer is one of the first names that comes to mind — that iconic logo, the solid build, the warm sound. Their Z-Series TS-Z65C 6-1/2" component speaker system upholds the legend, making it the very best way to add smooth, open, Pioneer sound quality to your car.

Ready to get serious about sound?

When I think of classic car audio, Pioneer is one of the first names that comes to mind — that iconic logo, the solid build, the warm sound. Their Z-Series TS-Z65C 6-1/2" component speaker system upholds the legend, making it the very best way to add smooth, open, Pioneer sound quality to your car.

Audiophile-grade design and materials

Why won't the same old speakers suffice if you take sound quality seriously? High-res audio files contain significantly more data than CDs, or cassettes before them. So, Pioneer built the Z-Series to harness that wealth of information and reproduce music that's incredibly close to the original performance. To ensure a premium audio experience, Pioneer uses Twaron, a lightweight, heat-resistant fiber that's exceptionally strong and stable, to create a woofer cone that will confidently handle your music's midrange and lows without undesirable resonances.

An oversized aluminum dome tweeter reproduces the most demanding passages in your music, while maintaining its accuracy in high-level playback. With a frequency range that pushes well beyond 40,000 Hz, you'll enjoy authentic reproduction of the finest recordings in your collection, with all the overtones and harmonics that make music more real. Compact, quality external crossover networks bring out the best in each driver so that you experience a seamless performance. Equipped to handle power up to 100 watts RMS, you'll be well-served driving these speakers with an aftermarket amplifier.

With these gold-trimmed Z-Series speakers installed in your doors, you can turn up your music with confidence and savor all the nuances you've been craving in the car.

Grilles are not included; the factory grilles should be suitable for most applications.


Product highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two woofers, two external crossover networks, and two tweeters
  • 6-1/2" Twaron fiber woofer with butyl rubber surround
  • 1-1/8" aluminum tweeter
  • handles up to 100 watts RMS (300 watts peak power)
  • frequency range: 32-96,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 85 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-5/8"
  • grilles not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # TS-Z65C

What's in the box:

  • Two woofers
  • Two tweeters (with attached 17" speaker leads terminated with quick-connects)
  • 2 Crossovers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Flush mount tweeter housings (with tweeters installed)
  • 2 Factory tweeter mount brackets
  • Four 1/2" Screws
  • Twelve 3/4" Screws
  • Warranty information
  • Instructions

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Crutchfield customer from Reno, NV on 6/30/2019

2004 Scion xB

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These speakers leave something to be desired if you're a bass head imo, which isn't a let down considering their size/class/price/etc. I put these in my daily to compare to some components I had from Infinity I think? Those were on 75 watts each; these are on 100 each. Not significantly louder, but significantly less distortion. Sounds quality is good, I always wonder what the multi thousand-dollar component sounds like. My installer was blown away by these and absolutely loved the mids in the car.

Pros: Great staging, lots of treble

Cons: Overpowering highs if not tuned.

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Crutchfield customer from Kent, WA on 5/21/2019

2017 Ford Mustang

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Woofer great, crossover wiring not great



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Amazing Speakers

Joshua from Middleville, MI on 9/14/2018

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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These speakers are amazing!! The sound quality was better than expected! I highly recommend these speakers

Pros: Easy installation and sound quality

Cons: None

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Excellence is worth the money.

elgin from Inglewood, CA on 1/19/2018

1969 Chevrolet Impala

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Okay these speakers are excellent. I replace Infinity kappas, and these are much better. Better detail at low volume. I listen to a lot of jazz. OPEN & SMOOTH thanks to Pioneers technology and Crutchfield's ability to sell me some excellent speakers.

Pros: Open and smooth with great detail, the aluminum tweeters are excellent ,

Cons: Speaker Basket was a little bigger than kappas that I replaced. I had to modify my car door. 1969 impala fastback . Well worth it.

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Features & specs

Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1-1/8" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Aluminum
Woofer Composition Twaron Aramid Fiber
Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 85
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 32 - 96k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 100
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 300
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 9/16

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Size Classification Note: Some manufacturers, including Pioneer, call this size woofer a 6-1/2". Because it requires a larger cutout than a standard 6-1/2" speaker, Crutchfield has traditionally referred to this size as a 6-3/4". Please enter your vehicle information to confirm fit.

Tweeter Mounting: The tweeters can be flush mounted or mounted behind a factory grille using the included housings. Once installed in either housing the tweeters will pivot, so they can be angled to optimize imaging.

Tweeter Mounting Dimensions:

  Factory Mount Flush Mount
Mounting Height 0" 0.535"
Mounting Depth 1.075" 0.582"
Frame Diameter 2.012" 2.322"
Cutout Diameter N/A 2.010"

Crossovers: The input and output wires are attached to the crossovers. The 11" input wires are not terminated (bare wire). The 12" woofer and 14" tweeter output wires are terminated with quick slides to easily attach to the drivers.

Crossovers Dimensions:

  • Width: 1-15/16"
  • Height: 1-1/16"
  • Depth: 2-3/8" (2-5/8" including wire)

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Audiophile quality sound at a great price [ Zachary  Nov 04, 2018 ]

2 questions already asked

Do the speaker wires need to be terminated or can they be bare?
[ Stephen  Apr 24, 2019 ]
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Hi Stephen. The speaker wires coming from the crossover are already terminated to fit the posts on the speakers. As for the wire going to the amplifier, it would depend on the application you are going for as the wire is bare. I ran my wire straight to the amplifier so I soldered extra wire on and left it bare.
[ Iesha  Apr 24, 2019 ]
Do not keep bare as it will short out what they are connected to.
[ Steven  Apr 24, 2019 ]
Does the RMS rating refers to only one channel (i.e., 100 w RMS per channel) or does it mean the total power of the two channels? Also, if I have a lower powered coaxials at the back, say, 40 w RMS per channel, what would be the most appropriate power of the amplifier that would go with this setup, considering that I would want to bring out the best of this TS-Z65c but not damage the pair of coax? Tyvm, guys!
[ Essie  Jun 08, 2018 ]
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Hi, Neil! Okay, so I've already bought the Pioneer TS-Z65C (100 Watts RMS @ 4 Ohms), for both my front and rear channels, and are driven by Alpine PDX-F4 (4 Channel, 100 Watts @ 4 Ohms). The current setup is decent but I I think these components can still shine if ran actively but I don't know where to begin. So, here are my questions and hoping that you could spare some of your time in attending to my silly questions: 1. Type of Crossover/Processor (2-way, 4-way or 6-way)? 2. Number of pre-amp outputs? Current setup that I have is: I have two pairs of components/separates and will be having a dedicated amplifier driving at least 400-watt (RMS) Subwoofer. 3. Power Rating of the Amplifiers that will drive the tweeters and woofers separately? 4. Type of Amplifier (2-channel or 4-channel x2)? 5. Any available Wiring Diagram that I can study? Thank you so much!
[ Essie  Jun 26, 2018 ]
100rms per channel, from what I've got my set to they seem to peak about 90rms to the mids and about 80rms on the tweeters. My set is ran active so unsure of the true rms value of mids and tweeters. Mine probably peak due to size of my amp and music I listen to.
[ Neil  Jun 08, 2018 ]

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