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Pioneer TS-Z65CH

6-1/2" component speaker system

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Overview

Our take on the Pioneer TS-Z65CH

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-Z65CH 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.

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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-Z65CH 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 a dual layer cone of Twaron and cellulose, making the woofer extremelty strong and stable for exceptional bass response with low coloration and distortion. An oversized magnet works tirelessly to deliver robust sound time and time again. 

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. Pioneer allows you to adjust tweeter attenuation to ensure your highs are in perfect balance with the rest of your sound.

Premium external crossover networks bring out the best in each driver so that you experience a seamless performance. Equipped to handle power up to 110 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.

Product Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two woofers, two external crossover networks, and two tweeters
  • 6-1/2" dual layer Twaron/cellulose fiber woofer with butyl rubber surround
  • 1-1/8" aluminum tweeter with 3-level attenuation
  • oversized magnet
  • handles up to 110 watts RMS (330 watts peak power)
  • frequency range: 30-96,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 85 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-5/8"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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

Love love love these speakers! I replaced $1200.00 components with these and they are better! Rock, pop, Jazz, classical and dance they are great!

Tom, Ringwood, NJ

Reviews

Pioneer TS-Z65CH Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(6 Reviews)

smooth sound

Rondal from Cullowhee, NC on 3/13/2019

2015 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed these in a Toyota. The adverts for these say they were designed with Toyota in mind. The included tweeter mount was perfect fit and allowed the tweeter to swivel for aim. Mid speaker with Metra adapter and wire harness fit also. Non JBL system in my car, no amp. These sound well balanced. Will install a sub-woofer and amp to fill out the bass.

Pros: Easy install and sound good on non amplified system.

Cons: Tricky adding a crossover to factory wiring.

Top shelf components

Brandon from Lafayette, IN on 9/14/2018

2017 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wonderful components. I'm running them in my 2017 F150 crew cab, powered by a kenwood 4 channel amp (bridged for 200wx2) and let me just say these components will blow you away with their clarity even at the highest volume. You'll hear different sounds the instruments make that you've never heard before. I am required to run a DSP to retain my factory head unit so I'm still running through the Hz ranges trying to get everything dialed in but with proper tuning these speakers will outperform components of much higher cost. These do not produce huge bass levels as they're a relatively small speaker, but do still hold their own when properly matched with a sub(s) and HPF and LPF are set correctly. 200hz and up they are very strong and your highs through the tweeters are very bright and clear, but not overbearing. Overall, I would buy these components over again 5 times, and no matter the budget of the build these will always be my top choice. Just don't forget to give them the juice!

Pros: Handles the desired frequencies with ease at high volume. "High definition" sound! You will not believe what you've been missing in your favorite music once you've installed these components.

Cons: None. Just don't expect subwoofer level bass with them. Use them for what they're meant for which is beautiful mids and highs!

Pioneer TS-Z65CH

Lisa from Colorado Springs, CO on 6/21/2018

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i must say 5 star all the way!!! Just had these components installed and i must tell you these are the very best set of components i have ever heard the bass and tweeters blow all and any of those pioneer car speakers ever produced even the old Japan manufactured speakers that everybody out there is paying top dollar for because of the speakers being made back in the 80s well good luck to those out there paying all that money for pioneer speakers that they think that would ever compare to these new pioneer speakers!!! i absolutely love love love these new Z series pioneer speakers solid built and the detail in these pioneer speakers will blow you out of the water!!! A must have for all you audiophiles out there! Top notch speakers pioneer does it again thank you soooo much pioneer!!!

Pros: The very best in sound and accuracy so much detail in these component speakers simply the very best pioneer has ever manufactured!!!

Cons: NON WHATS SO EVER!!!

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hang from MD on 4/13/2018

This is amazing! I could not believe the sound of this speaker! (after 3 day break-in). Sound like an expensive paradigm studio speaker! Ts-z65ch make perfect balanced sound even Orchestra music - you will hear more instruments sound. I strongly recommend this speaker( if you love music)- You will love it! For optimum sound, it needs 110W rms power amp and premium head unit.

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Crutchfield customer from Fort Worth, TX on 3/29/2018

2017 Hyundai Sonata Sport
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Strong sound, solid performance

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Great reference sound speakers!!!

Tom from Ringwood, NJ on 2/25/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Love love love these speakers! I replaced $1200.00 components with these and they are better! Rock, pop, Jazz, classical and dance they are great!

Pros: Price, value, quality.

Cons: None

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Features and Specs

General
Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1-1/8" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Aluminum
Woofer Composition Dual Layer Twaron/Cellulose
Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 85
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 30 - 96k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 110
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 330
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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Features

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 crossovers' inputs and outputs are screw terminals; they will accept bare wire or spade connectors up to 0.36" wide. A switch allows you to adjust the tweeter output level; choose -3 dB, 0 dB (flat), or +3 dB.

Crossovers Dimensions:

  • Width: 4-3/16"
  • Height: 1-5/16"
  • Depth: 3"

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Sound quality [ DUSTY  Feb 14, 2018 ]

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I've never heard the Focal 165FX's but I do have the Pioneers installed in my truck.. The only thing I have to say bad about them is they highs are way too bright even at 0 on the crossover. We are also comparing $650 speakers to $300 speakers. Just make sure you have enough power on them. Do not just replace your stock speakers without adding an amp. You will be disappointed to no end. [ Edward  Jul 23, 2018 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy  Mar 13, 2018 ]  Staff
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