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6-1/2"/6-3/4" component system
Our take on the Sony XS-GS1720S by Crutchfield's John Pollard
Natural, detailed sound
This Sony XS-GS1720S component speaker system features incredibly lightweight, mica-reinforced 6-1/2" woofers that are both airy and stiff, so they can produce big sound without warping or distorting. A supple rubber surround supports these woofers, helping to keep them centered during heavy excursion so you enjoy full bass. The high-energy magnet and nimble motor structure drive the cone with precision so the vocals and instruments sound natural.
Vibrant highs from separate 1" aluminum dome tweeters mean you'll hear expressive vocals and cymbal work. External 2-way crossovers keep your highs in flawless balance with your mids and lows, and even let you power the tweeters and woofers separately for enhanced performance and efficiency. Mount these tweeters in a good spot, direct them towards your ears, and you'll catch every satisfying detail.
These speakers are awesome!! Im feeding them around 100w RMS and they fail to distort. I have them matched with the coaxials of the same line and everything sounds clear as day and is crazy loud!
Anonymous, Houston, texas
What's in the Box:
- 2 Woofers
- 2 Woofer grilles
- 2 Woofer grille frames
- 2 Crossovers
- Two 11" Crossover input shorting wires (installed)
- 2 Tweeters (each has attached 6" speaker lead)
- 2 Flush mount housings
- 2 Surface mount adapters
- 2 Angled surface mount adapters
- 2 Adhesive backed surface mount pads
- 2 Tweeter mounting brackets
- Twelve 1-1/8" Self-tapping screws
- 2 Threaded mounting posts
- Two M4x12mm Flat head machine screws
- 2 Wing nuts
- 2 Flat washers
- 2 Split lock washers
- Cardboard tweeter template (has four separate tweeter cutouts for the different mounting applications)
- Cardboard woofer template
- Installation instructions (English/ French/ Spanish)
- Warranty information
- component speaker system includes two woofers, two tweeters, two external crossovers, and two woofer grilles
- 6-1/2"/6-3/4" Mica Reinforced Cellular Fiber (M.R.C.) woofers with rubber surrounds
- 1" aluminum dome tweeters
- 2-way external crossovers
- 4-ohm impedance
- power range: 10-75 watts RMS (350 watts peak power)
- frequency response: 45-36,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 86 dB
- top-mount depth: 2-9/16"
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Speaker Size||6 3/4|
|Tweeter Design||1" Dome|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|
|Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter)||86|
|Sensitivity at 2.83 volts||N/A|
|Frequency Response||45 - 36k Hz|
|Minimum RMS Wattage||10|
|Maximum RMS Wattage||75|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||350|
|Top-mount Depth (Inches)||2 9/16|
|Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||5 1/16|
Woofer Cones: The XS-GS1720S woofers use an MRC cone (Mica Reinforced Cellular glass fiber composite) to reduce weight and increase rigidity, delivering full bass response.
Rubber Surrounds: For a smoother response and improved durability, each woofer uses a rubber surround.
Tweeters: The tweeters are 1" aluminum domes offering outstanding dispersion and clarity. They can be flush mounted, surface mounted using the angled brackets, or surface mounted using the flat brackets.
Tweeter Mounting Dimensions:
|Frame Width||Frame Length||Cutout Width||Cutout Length||Mounting Height||Mounting Depth|
|Flat Surface Mount||1.848"||1.848"||N/A||N/A||1.478"||Screw Depth|
|Angled Surface Mount||1.846"||1.992"||N/A||N/A||1.570"||Screw Depth|
Note: With any of the mounting brackets the threaded mounting posts can be used to hold the tweeters in place, this adds to the required depth (approximately 1-3/8" for flush mounting, 1-3/8" for flat surface mounting, and 1-1/8" for angled surface mounting).
Crossovers: Each crossover has high-pass and low-pass outputs with a 5 kHz crossover point. The high-pass slope is 12 dB/octave and the low-pass slope is 6 dB/octave. A jumper inside each crossover allows you to set the tweeter output level according to your system requirements and personal preference; choose 0 dB (factory setting) or -3dB. 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.
Bi-amp Inputs: The 2-way crossover has separate inputs for the woofer and tweeter; this lets you drive the system with dedicated power for the separate speaker elements, instead of sharing power. The input jumper wires are factory installed to short the tweeter and woofer inputs; the jumper wires must be removed and separate input wires used to bi-amp the speakers.
- Length: 4.650"
- Width: 3.325"
- Height: 1.282"
Mounting: The woofers can be mounted in a variety of 6-1/2" and 6-3/4" applications.
Specification Note: Sony's rated power spec for the XS-GS1720S is 75 watts (derived using IEC 60268-5 standards). They also list the CEA 2031 compliant RMS power as 120 watts. We've adopted the 75 watt rating simply because it's the more conservative figure.
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1 question already asked
Hi Jason C, I does sound pretty good, i have to turn the volume up more than i would like. [ Timothy Sep 29, 2014 ]
I installed them without an amp. I have a cheap Sony 4 channel 52w per channel receiver. I didn't even use the crossover as it would have involved substantial rerouting of the wire harness in the door. They sound fine and the stereo drives them fine. I think I will go back and install the crossovers, though. [ ALAN Sep 22, 2014 ]
I installed with a factory reciever in my avalanche. Sound is great- was told a aftermarket reciever like yr alpine would be twice the amp. Try it and can add amp later if needed. Have full range of bass to treble. [ Scott Sep 22, 2014 ]
yes [ joe Sep 21, 2014 ]
They sound fine without an amp. Obviously you could get more with an amp, but they don't sound bad without. [ KEITH Sep 21, 2014 ]
I did that and sounds great. Upgrading for a amp soon . [ RYAN Sep 21, 2014 ]
Jason, I am running these speakers in the front doors of my Honda Accord using only my Alpine receiver to power them. They sound great with clear highs, solid mids and pretty good bass for their size. They might not sound as good if used further from the listener like on a rear tray mounting location. [ Ian Sep 21, 2014 ]