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Pioneer TS-A1685R

6-1/2" 4-way car speakers — also fits many 6-3/4" openings

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Our take on the Pioneer TS-A1685R

Are your car's factory speakers sounding less than fresh? Pioneer built their A-Series speakers to be high-performance replacements for your old speakers, designed from the ground up to bring back the life that your music's been missing. You'll be able to enjoy the clear vocals, chunky guitar riffs, powerful drums, and distinct bass lines that have always been a part of your favorite tunes, but have remained hidden behind sub-par speakers.

Side-view of Pioneer TS-A1685R 6-1/2"/6-3/4" speaker

The multi-driver array on this speaker brings out all the midrange and high-frequency details.

Get more out of your music

Are your car's factory speakers sounding less than fresh? Pioneer built their A-Series speakers to be high-performance replacements for your old speakers, designed from the ground up to bring back the life that your music's been missing. You'll be able to enjoy the clear vocals, chunky guitar riffs, powerful drums, and distinct bass lines that have always been a part of your favorite tunes, but have remained hidden behind sub-par speakers.

Built to make your music rock

Pioneer equipped the TS-A1685R 6-1/2" speakers with multilayer mica-matrix woofers that stay rigid when the volume's turned up, keeping distortion to a minimum so your bass sounds clean. Each woofer gets paired up with a midrange speaker, a tweeter, and a super tweeter to add warmth and clarity to your driving soundtrack. These speakers will sound great running off your factory stereo, but they'll really shine when driven by an aftermarket receiver or an external amp. Don't drive another day listening to tired-sounding tunes, when you can enjoy Pioneer sound quality with these speakers in your vehicle. 

Product Highlights:

  • 6-1/2" 4-way car speakers (pair)
  • multilayer mica-matrix woofer with elastic polymer surround
  • 3/4" lightweight diaphragm dome midrange
  • 3/8" PET dome tweeter and 3/8" PET dome supertweeter
  • power range: 5-60 watts RMS (350 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 34-30,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 91 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-3/16"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

The dual tweeters make it sound super clear and the bass is decent too.

WillL, Rhode Island

What's in the Box:

  • Two 4-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Two 12" lengths of speaker wire (female quick slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Warranty information
  • Installation instructions and cutout template on box

Pioneer TS-A1685R Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(36 Reviews)

Great Clarity

WillL from Rhode Island on 10/10/2015

2005 Subaru Outback
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The dual tweeters make it sound super clear and the bass is decent too.

Pros: Amazing clarity and tone in music quality

Cons: None

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Kennyg from Maryland on 7/17/2015

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Easy install with connectors provided.

Pros: Sounds great ! Way better than stock.

Cons: None.

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al p from New York on 5/26/2015

2011 Honda Civic LX
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Excellent speakers for the money.Music sounds 10x better.

Pros: easy to install, great price, and everything needed is included

Cons: no cons

Nice Sounds for the Price

BWhitmore from New Mexico on 5/18/2015

1995 Toyota 4Runner
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Excellent sound quality above 400 Hz. You will need a subwoofer to round out the listening experience. Mid's and High's are crisp.

Pros: Price / performance ratio

Cons: no low end

Fantastic, relatively cheap speakers

Jacob G from Michigan on 4/6/2015

2007 Pontiac G6
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Absolutely fantastic speakers for the price. Great mid-high end sound from the 4 way speaker setup. Low end is better than expected and when I'm sitting in the car it sounds great but you don't really notice the low end (you're not going to feel it, is what I'm saying) while driving. Other than that, they offer phenomenal sound for the price.



Great speakers

Don Grimm from Lisbon, Ohio on 1/17/2015

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I purchased these after researching many different speakers for my 2007 Avalanche. I am glad I went with the Pioneer TS-A1685R. These sound great! My stereo has never sounded better. I thought I needed a new receiver but after installing these speakers I realized I only needed new speakers. With the free installation gear supplied by Crutchfield installation was a breeze. You will not be disappointed with these speakers.

Pros: Great sound. Bass is ok. Easy installation thanks to Crutchfield.

Cons: Bass is ok.

How can this be 5 stars?

SteveN from Illinois on 12/27/2014

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I installed these in my 1997 Silverado. To compare speakers from the factory to the Pioneer I installed the passenger speaker first just to compare factory to my new pioneer speaker. Sitting in the drivers seat after turning on the radio I thought the new speaker wasn't working. I could not hear it over the driver doors factory speaker. Walked around to the passenger door and sure enough the speaker was working but no where near pushing out the noise my factor speaker in the driver door was. So I figured maybe the radio needs to be turned up louder to push some sound out of the new pioneer. So I switched the drivers door speaker and now I have the newly installed pioneers in both doors. I couldn't believe how bad the speakers sounded! I bought these because I am a loyal pioneer customer. This brand is the only brand I buy when buying auto sound gear. Plus with all the 5 star ratings I figured these speakers would be the cats meow. I have these speakers hooked up to my new DEH-X-Pioneer 7500HD. I have tried tweaking and tweaking to find a sound out of these speakers that would make me go WOW. Trust me I am your normal joe. Not some sound aficionado. You swear someone jammed my speaker grills with diapers to muffle the highs and reduce the voices to someone singing through a cut out can of soup! I would love to give these speakers a 5 star rating but I cant.

Pros: Price was fair. Installation gear was free.

Cons: Very disappointing sound. Crutchfield website said I needed adapter to install speakers in the door. Speaker is actually larger than the adapter and cannot be used.Had to drill 8 new holes into the doors for the speakers to fit. No biggy there

Great factory replacement

Eddie k from New Hampshire on 12/4/2014

2014 Honda Civic LX
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I purchased these speakers based on the reviews that I read. Some others have stated that there is not a lot of bass. Let me start by saying that when properly installed, with dynamat, I'm overly impressed. I installed them in the front doors of a new civic sedan while utilizing the factory head unit. I can't believe the amount of sound, bass and detail that these speakers produce. Amazing upgrade.

Pros: Great detail. Plenty of bass when installed properly.

Cons: None

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L from Charleston, SC on 9/29/2014

2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
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The Speakers are OK. But I didn't need 4 ways

Pros: Easy to mount

Cons: Bass isn't deep enough

Happy ears, happy driving!

Lauren from Texas,central on 9/9/2014

2008 Chevrolet Silverado
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My factories were crackling so the always-helpful Crutchfield support team matched me up with these speakers for my work pickup and I couldn't be happier. The install was a cinch and the sound makes for happy travels. I can't brag enough on Crutchfields excellent customer service and support. Happy, happy, happy!

Pros: Great sound for reasonable prices!


Great Sound!

Juanch from Los Angeles on 8/9/2014

2007 Chevrolet Suburban
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Great sound



Very Good

Eduardo from Lenexa, KS on 7/30/2014

1998 Volkswagen Passat
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I love those speakers! Like others said, they have an excelent sound and some BASS. I have some problem to fit them in my Passat Wagon 1999 but with a little skills and tools, it is not a problem. I keep them hidden inside the door. The car still looking 100% original.

Pros: Excellent sound and too much treble because it is 4 - way. I´m very happy!

Cons: Should be 6 1/2 or 6 1/4 to fit exactly in Passat Wagon doors. The original speakers suport are amazing quality engeneering and it is a crime cut them off. There are rubbers agaist dust and vibrations and speaker MUST FIT exactly to avoid demage them.

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Brad from United States on 6/3/2014

2005 Chevrolet Colorado
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Work great!



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Nick from Medina ,Ohio on 5/10/2014

2008 Chevrolet Silverado
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Great sounding speakers and I think they will hold up better than the factory units that both front speakers burned up the voice coils . the price was good and installation was easy ,just be careful when removing the clip from the window crank

Pros: great sounding

Cons: none

Superb speakers

TGH from Brunswick on 4/30/2014

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
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Fantastic speakers. Lots of base. Easy to install

Pros: Sound

Cons: none

Great Sound!

Chris from Austin, TX on 4/15/2014

1998 Chevrolet K Series
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Speakers sound great! Excellent highs and lows with plenty of mid punch. Great for factory speaker replacement. Be wary of the mounting setup on these. The brackets included by Crutchfield however were too small in diameter for the speakers to bolt to. We mounted them directly to the inner door frame and they work great.



Amazing Sound

Harv from Tucson on 3/30/2014

2000 Nissan Frontier
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Installed these in a Nissan Frontier, they fit the factory adapter with no problem and the Door panel molding fits right over them. Great sound with lots of bass when Radio settings are just right. Pioneer hits a home run with these Speakers.

Pros: Crutchfield sent adapter kit which was great, but it was not needed. Thanks anyways.



LevinZ11 from Fayetteville, NC on 3/28/2014

1996 Chevrolet Astro
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These speakers are awesome. The quality is perfect, they even look good in the car. Crutchfield helped me pick them out an worth the money. They were an awesome help. I have bought much more since then. I will stick with Pioneer an Crutchfield. AWESOME!

Pros: Nice looking, loud, good bass, an great quality.

Cons: Zero!

I'm satisfied

Sam from Atlanta, Georgia on 3/17/2014

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
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I'm pleased with the speakers. I had Best Buy install them (that's a story within itself) and enjoy the sound. They are a step up from the factory speakers in my 2011 Jetta. The installer stated that with the brand of car that I have and the technology of it that if I upgrade the stereo the speakers would sound that much better (Has something to do with the way VW desings their systems).

Pros: Descent price. Crisper sound than the factory speakers. Handles loud much while remaining clear.

Cons: None, so far.

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Jwest69154 from Suffolk, VA on 3/11/2014

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style
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I was an Alpine guy originally. How wrong I was. As soon as these were installed in my truck, my heart was changed. The sound coming out of these was significantly more impressive than I anticipated, and the install was much easier than I anticipated. I do recommend an amp if youu run more than two - will just clean up the sound to them so they blow you away.

Pros: Sound, clarity, high, mid, low

Cons: None yet.

great speakers

Bill H from Lexington, KY on 3/4/2014

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
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great speakers

Pros: hooked up to a Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS. The head unit pushes these speakers pretty good. I am about to install an amp that is rated for these speakers and we will see how well they sound. running off the head unit sounds great. The highs are great, the mids sound good, the bass is low but not low like a sub. It punches and is deep but its distorts easily. I can't wait for the amp.

Cons: none so far

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Anonymous from deridder, louisiana on 2/11/2014

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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Great sound

Pros: Great sound and price

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Memphis on 2/4/2014

1999 Chevrolet Silverado
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Good clear speakers



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Pioneer Speakers from Helper, Utah on 1/5/2014

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I am not real big into a lot of speakers but like to listen to music. These speakers were easy to install and seem to work very well.

Pros: Easy to install / plug and play

Cons: none

Freaking awesome

Jeremy from Lexington on 1/1/2014

2004 Saturn ION 3
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These speakers are unbelievable. The bass hits deep. Highly recommended.

Pros: Great bass

Cons: Nothing

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TalaveraP. from Torrance, CA on 12/30/2013

Thee best speakers I've own had the type r from alpine blew them withing three month bought these for half the price. Only comment is that there crispy which I love especially powered by a pdx from alpine ( alpine fan of amps ). Love them recommend them if u want clear music. U won't get bass from these so dnt Expect to get big bass from these people there 6 1/2. U want bass go with 12s. But combined with both u get clear good sound and bass ??????????

Pros: None

Cons: Makes u want to buy these for all ur cars. ??

Surprising sound

RB from Houston Tx on 12/29/2013

2009 Scion xD
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Terrific sound. I wired these directly to a 5 channel amp with a 8" sub, and they can get incredibly loud with no distortion or loss in sound quality. I even left a larger than normal overlap when setting the pass filters between these and the sub, because their lows sound great. The tweeters make an instant improvement over factory speakers.

Pros: Great sound, value

Cons: None

Great Speaker Value

JVG from Albany, NY on 12/10/2013

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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Can not beat the sound for the price

Pros: Great Sound, easy to install.

Cons: bass is lower then some 3-ways

Great Speaker!!!

Ian G from Phoenix, Arizona on 12/6/2013

Clear undistorted sound! Great upgrade from my factory speaker in my 1998 chevy silverdo. Looking to ugrade my HU but turned all the with the factory they're loud enough to hear me coming. Would recommend them to a friend and a great foundation for anyone starting to put together their own system. If you're looking for better sound for a reasonable price these are the speakers for you.

Pros: Great clear sound, even when pushed to their limits.

Cons: Not as much bass as I'd like but that's what subs are for anyway!

Sound amazing

Uscgqm from Poulsbo. WA on 11/17/2013

2000 Volkswagen Jetta
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The sound through these speakers is awesome. Crisp and clear with great bass tones. In my car I have four of these and four factory (for now) tweeters and it is more than enough for what I wanted although I believe that these would also be an excellent addition for someone building up a much larger system. I would definitely recommend them.

Pros: Excellent crisp and clear sound. Great bass tones. Perfect on their own or to compliment a larger system

Cons: None at this point and I installed them in the car for about a month ago.

Familiar Pioneer Quality

DMAtx from Dallas, TX on 9/13/2013

2011 Honda Civic EX
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I've used Pioneer audio equipment for years, both in my home and in my car. I installed these TS-A1685Rs in the rear deck of my 2011 Civic sedan, and the improvement in clarity is noticeable already. The speakers need to break in, and I still have my Pioneer head unit and Boston Acoustics amps to install, but I am very pleased with the sound, even at this early stage. In my previous vehicle, my Pioneer speakers served me very well, and I fully expect these to perform even better. I will be installing the Pioneer TS-A1605C component speakers in my front doors to complete my system, once it cools off here in TX. I highly recommend buying from Crutchfield, as you get the speaker adapter rings, speaker harnesses and the invaluable MasterSheets for free!

Pros: Price, value, construction quality, sound clarity, previous experience with Pioneer reliability

Cons: None


Chip from Lawrenceburg,In on 8/9/2013

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Product came in fast,had everything needed ,sound great,and look good!

Pros: The right size ,right sound!

Cons: None

pioneer 4way

superdude from colorado on 7/19/2013

1997 Chevrolet K Series
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Fit in doors with included brackets. Sound much better than stock even without an amp.

Pros: All good

Cons: Getting door panels off is never fun on the newer vehicles

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dave from Ashland, Ky on 6/13/2013

2010 Chevrolet Silverado
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Pioneer TS-A1685R were excellent speakers. Pioneer out did themselves this time. They sound awesome!!! The Crutchfeild team made it easy to order and sent all the info needed to install them. You couldn't ask for anything more!!!!!




DKMARSH from San Diego Ca on 5/21/2013

2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
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Sweet sounds from the 4 way speakers

Pros: the SOUND

Cons: none really

Great Sound

2010 Tundra from ri on 5/13/2013

2010 Toyota Tundra
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Installed in 2010 toyota tundra. Nice upgrade for the price. Easy installation with crutchfield instructions. Powered by a pioneer 2400 bt also purchased through crutchfield.

Pros: Good bass notes for size really good clarity on highs



Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Speaker Size
Design 4-way
Tweeter Design 3/8" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition PET
Woofer Composition Multilayer Mica Matrix
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 91
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 34 - 30k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 5
Maximum RMS Wattage 60
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 350
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 3/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5

Product Research


Woofers: The multi-layer mica matrix cone was developed to provide an extra light, yet rigid diaphragm to reproduce full, rich sound.

Surrounds: For durability and a smooth response, each woofer uses a rubber (synthetic) surround.

Midranges: Each speaker has a 3/4" lightweight polyester diaphragm dome midrange with a 0.2 ounce neodymium magnet.

Tweeters: Each speaker uses a 3/8" dome tweeter and a 3/8" dome super tweeter made from PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) film for crisp, clear highs.

Mounting: Without an adapter, the TS-A1685R speakers fit standard 6-3/4" and 4-hole 6-1/2" applications. Given their required cutout, they will also fit standard 6-1/2" applications without an adapter, but new screw holes must be drilled.

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For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Nov 20, 2015 ]  Staff
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Jan 20, 2014 ]  Staff