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Sony XS-V1642A

6-1/2" 4-way car speakers
For 6-1/2" and 6-3/4" openings

8 Reviews

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Our take on the Sony XS-V1642A

Sony's VA Series speakers employ a 4-way design that assigns a specific driver to every part of the audio spectrum, from the lows through the highs, so you'll enjoy sparkling and colorful full-range reproduction of your music.

Sony's VA Series speakers employ a 4-way design that assigns a specific driver to every part of the audio spectrum, from the lows through the highs, so you'll enjoy sparkling and colorful full-range reproduction of your music.

The XS-V1642A 6-1/2" speaker's woofer, midrange, tweeter, and supertweeter achieve their goals with panache. The light and strong woofer produces solid lows, with a durable cloth surround that holds up well in the tough car environment.

A paper midrange speaker supplies just the right measure of presence and warmth to the all-important vocal range. The dome tweeter and supertweeter present the highs in vivid detail — they'll cut through road noise and heavy bass for strong stereo imaging.

Priced per pair

Product Highlights:

  • 4-way car speakers for 6-1/2" and 6-3/4" locations (pair)
  • Highly Oriented Polyolefine (H.O.P.) woofer with cloth surround
  • paper balanced-dome midrange
  • paper dome tweeter and PEI film dome supertweeter
  • frequency response: 25-33,000 Hz
  • power range: 2-55 watts RMS (270 watts peak power)
  • sensitivity: 92 dB
  • mounting tabs for use in 6-3/4" openings
  • top-mount depth: 1-3/4"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Two 4-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Two 12" lengths of speaker wire (each length of speaker wire has female quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other end)
  • 8 Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Instructions (English/French/Spanish)
  • Template
  • US warranty sheet
  • Canada warranty sheet

This little speaker is great, i bought them trying to replace my stocks which i had blew. They are crystal clear and can be heard over my 2 12's. I highly recommend these speakers.

Wade c, Denham springs, la


Sony XS-V1642A Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(8 Reviews)

Great product

Wade c from Denham springs, la on 1/3/2014

This little speaker is great, i bought them trying to replace my stocks which i had blew. They are crystal clear and can be heard over my 2 12's. I highly recommend these speakers.

Pros: Very powerful, durable, crystal clear

Cons: Grill is to big but can we taken off

Excellent clarity speaker

Mariachi153 from Pittsburgh, PA on 11/25/2006

These speakers are really crisp and clear. The voice quality on these are amazing. Seems like you're right in the middle of an opera. The voices are really clear, the highs are extremely good, and the lows are decent. Basically these speakers are perfect for 120 Hz and above and are decent below that. One thing you might want to remember, the speaker doesn't have a brain to make the voices sound better, so get a good head unit and get the full quality that these speakers can pump out. If you listen to rock all the time, I suggest you definitely get these speakers along with the Sony 6x9's. I have one of Sony's more expensive head units (GT-X50 i think) and it is very good for the price. Hip-Hop listeners I suggest you get bassblockers for these speakers, but for rock you don't really need them as long you don't turn up the volume so loud that you can go deaf. <BR><BR>Final word: If you listen to rock these are the absolute best speakers you can find out in the market for the price.




Chris from Templeton, CA on 11/6/2006

1999 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice product hits the highs very well so get a nice sub to complement them. by the way if you have not bye from crutchfeild dont hesitate they are great to work with.



great speakers for a great price

adam from Lusby, MD on 9/25/2006

I bought these speakers for my girlfriend's car. When I saw the speakers, I was afraid that the shallow magnate would not produce much bass. To my surprise, they pumped out plenty of bass for her 97 corolla, and the three tweeters put out very crisp highs. These are excellent speakers and i am considering buying the smaller 5.25 speakers for my own car.



Good Highs

Narcoleptic_Snowman from Salt Lake City, UT on 6/6/2006

These speakers are very good when it comes to picking up the high's, however they have virtually no bass. Even powered by an amp with 60w rms per channel there was still very little bass. But like i said, very nice clear sounding highs.



Great trebles, not enough basses.

Jose from Houston, TX on 5/15/2006

I bought these speakers to replace the factory installed Infinity's on my 02 Liberty. I had blown the right front speaker and decided to just replace all four at once.<BR><BR>I love the trebles on these speakers. Everything from radio, cd, to tunes on my ipod sound nice and clear. In fact, I have to turn DOWN the treble now and then because things just jump out at me while listening.<BR><BR>The only drawback to these speakers is the bass isn't very strong. If you plan on purchasing these (not a bad speaker for the price mind you) plan on adding an amp/sub combo for extra bass. You don't get all the bass with these speakers unless you turn up the volume a bit, but the last thing I want is to blow another speaker.<BR><BR>Overall I really like these speakers. I had problems installing them because of the factory system, but thanks to a little help things worked perfectly. If you want some nice speakers for a good price, get these. They definitely beat the sub-Infinity quality I expected from the factory system.



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Christian from Shreveport, LA on 4/6/2006

2006 Chevrolet Colorado

Well I must say that I do like these speakers over all, however my prefered music of choice is Rap and Im afraid that these speakers dont provide much bass to support that. Once tweaked with the deck they do sound good but do lack that bump.



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Brandon from VA on 3/2/2006

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits just fine in my 96 Camry unlike what what fit guide on this site may say, you just cant put the grills. the speaker doesnt have as much bass as i thought it would but once i got the system balanced, i was highly pleased. great buy with the 6x9's in the same style.




Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Speaker Size
Design 4-way
Tweeter Design 7/16" twtr+11/32" suptwtr
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Paper dome/PEI dome
Woofer Composition H.O.P.
Woofer Surround Cloth
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 92
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 25 - 33k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 2
Maximum RMS Wattage 55
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 270
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 3/4
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 1/16

Product Research


H.O.P. Woofers: The woofers are made of Highly Oriented Polyolefine (H.O.P.), which is 30 times stronger than regular poly. Use of this material results in less distortion and better, quicker response. Each woofer uses a treated cloth surround.

Midranges: Each speaker features a 1-5/8" balanced-dome paper midrange. A balanced-dome driver is a combination of equal parts dome and cone. It is a cone driver in that it has a conventional surround with a centered voice coil, and it's also a dome driver in that a significant part of its surface area is convex in shape. Balanced dome drivers offer good off-axis response with a minimum of "beaming."

Tweeters: Each speaker uses a 7/16" paper dome tweeter, and a 11/32" PEI film dome super tweeter. PEI (Poly-Ether Imide) film is a polymer film that has ideal sound characteristics, making it perfect for use as a tweeter or super tweeter. A PEI film dome super tweeter produces a wide soundstage for superior imaging.

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