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Pioneer Stage 4 TS-C172PRS

PRS Series 6-3/4" component speaker system — also fit 6-1/2" openings

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Overview

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The TS-C172PRS component system features a 6-3/4" woofer with an exceptionally rigid cone made from polypropylene, Aramid fibers, and glass fibers. The woofer's lightweight micro-fiber surround — Pioneer calls it "artificial suede" — holds its shape even when the speaker's driven hard, so you'll enjoy strong, accurate performance. An aluminum center plug improves sound dispersion and dissipates heat for a longer life.

Pioneer Stage 4 PRS Component Speaker System

Pioneer PRS Series component speaker systems deliver superb sound with a wide open soundstage, so you'll hear your music faithfully reproduced and in perfect balance throughout your car's interior. Pioneer designed these component speakers as part of their Stage 4 System, along with the DEX-P99RS receiver, PRS Series amplifiers, TS-S062PRS midrange speakers, and the TS-W252PRS subwoofer, to deliver uncompromised sound quality in your vehicle.

Three-layer cones for tough bass

Multi-layered cone material

Multi-layered cone material

The TS-C172PRS component system features a 6-3/4" woofer with an exceptionally rigid cone made from polypropylene, Aramid fibers, and glass fibers. The woofer's lightweight micro-fiber surround — Pioneer calls it "artificial suede" — holds its shape even when the speaker's driven hard, so you'll enjoy strong, accurate performance. An aluminum center plug improves sound dispersion and dissipates heat for a longer life.

Cutaway view of PRS tweeter

Cutaway view of PRS tweeter

Wide high-frequency performance

Each 1-1/8" polyester soft dome tweeter features a sealed chamber that extends its frequency response much lower than the typical tweeter, for a better transition from the lows to the highs. The lower crossover point also helps to open up the sound as more sonic details are broadcast from the tweeter.

The TS-C172PRS system includes outboard 2-way crossovers built with audiophile-grade components to ensure the highest fidelity. You can choose between two tweeter levels to adjust for the most natural sound in your vehicle. Pioneer put decades of car audio experience to work in creating these components, so power them up with a suitable Pioneer PRS amp and enjoy stunning sound quality as you drive.


Pioneer's Stage 4 System

Check out all the products in Pioneer's Stage 4 System, including receiver, speakers, subs, and amps.


I absolutely love the Pioneer PRS line, and these stage 4 speakers have brought me to the pinnicle of my listening experience!

Ken, Diamond Bar, CA

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Woofers
  • 2 Tweeters with 20" speaker wires attached
  • 2 Crossovers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Grille mounting rings
  • 2 Woofer mounting adapters
  • 2 Tweeter surface-mount cups
  • 2 Tweeter factory-mount cups
  • 2 Metal flush-mount clamps
  • Two M3 x 6mm Machine screws
  • Four 1/2" Self-tapping screws
  • Eight 3/4" Self-tapping screws
  • Twelve 1" Self-tapping screws
  • Eight 3/8" Screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Instruction manual
  • Warranty information

Product Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two 6-3/4" woofers, 2 tweeters, two external crossovers, and two woofer grilles
  • 3-layer woofer cone (glass fiber, polypropylene/Aramid fiber, Aramid fiber)
  • artificial suede (micro-fiber) surrounds
  • 1-1/8" soft dome tweeters
  • 2-way external crossovers with 2-level tweeter control
  • 4-ohm impedance
  • 5-50 watts RMS power range (200 watts peak)
  • frequency response: 25-35,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 89 dB
  • includes adapter brackets for 6-1/2" openings
  • depth: 2-11/16"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs

General
Speaker Size 6 3/4
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1-1/8" Dome
Tweeter Composition Tetron
Woofer Composition Aramid/Poly/Glass
Woofer Surround Artificial Suede
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 89
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 25 - 35k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 5
Maximum RMS Wattage 50
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 200
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 11/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 15/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 1/2

Product Research

Woofers
Tweeters
Crossovers

Woofers

IMX Woofer: Pioneer's proprietary 3-Layer IMX (Injection Molded Matrix) cones are rigid yet lightweight; they significantly reduce mid-to-low range distortion and reproduce a natural sound stage. The woofers' set screw terminals accept bare wire up to 12 gauge.

Mounting: Out of the box the TS-C172PRS's woofers are designed to mount in a standard 4-hole 6-3/4" opening. The included adapter brackets allow the woofers to mount in standard 3-hole 6-1/2" and Ford style 4-hole 6-1/2" applications. When top mounting the woofer, the bracket is attached to the bottom of the flange; to bottom mount the woofer, attach the bracket to the top of the flange.

Tweeters

Soft-Dome Tweeter: The TS-C172PRS component set includes two 1-1/8" soft-dome tweeters with dual neodymium magnets (total weight 0.75 ounces). Pioneer extends tweeter performance to a lower frequency than is typical, creating fuller midrange fidelity and clear, accurate vocals.

Mounting: The tweeters can be flush-mounted using the supplied metal clamps. The supplied plastic mounting cups allow you to surface mount the tweeters in an aftermarket location or mount the tweeters in a factory tweeter location behind a factory installed grille. The surface mounting cups let you position the tweeters at one of two angles, approximately 45° or 15°. Once installed, the tweeters do not swivel.

Tweeter Mounting Dimensions:

  Factory Mount Angled Surface Mount Flush Mount
Mounting Height N/A 1.627" (15° angle)
1.872" (45° angle)
0.587"
Depth 1.464" Screw depth 0.632"
Frame Diameter 2.257" 2.159" 2.17"
Cutout Diameter N/A N/A 1.77"

Crossovers

Passive Crossover Network: The TS-C172PRS features an audiophile-grade outboard passive crossover module for each woofer/tweeter combination. The crossover modules are 2-way with a crossover point of 1,900 Hz and 12dB/octave slope.

Crossover Connections: The gold-plated set screw input and output terminals will accept bare wire up to 12 gauge. Note: No speaker wire or quick slides are provided with the speakers.

Tweeter Level Control: The crossover provides three tweeter level output options; -3 dB, 0 dB (flat), and +3 dB.

Mounting: There are four supplied self-tapping screws for mounting the crossovers in your vehicle.

Crossover Dimensions:

  • Width: 5.25"
  • Height: 3.625"
  • Depth: 3.5" (plus wire thickness)

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