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Pioneer TS-D161R

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

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Pioneer's TS-D161R 6-1/2" speakers have the looks to make a statement in your car, and the technology to prove that beauty isn't just skin deep.

Pioneer's TS-D161R 6-1/2" speakers have the looks to make a statement in your car, and the technology to prove that beauty isn't just skin deep.

The sound quality story begins with the unique dual-cone woofer — it's a high-tech sandwich of ceramic-coated Kevlar layered onto Kevlar-reinforced foamed IMPP. This design supplies solid low-end punch, with exceptional mid-bass definition. A butyl rubber surround ensures smooth cone excursion for deep, strong lows.

The polyester fiber dome tweeter broadcasts glassy smooth highs. A rear chamber tweeter enclosure further improves tweeter response for cleaner output. The tweeter's compact and powerful neodymium magnet provides excellent performance even when the power levels are cranked.

For absolutely accurate sound reproduction, the TS-D161R has a built-in 2-way crossover. The filters of the crossover route the high and low frequencies precisely to the proper drivers, resulting in well-focused and lifelike audio imaging. These speakers also fit in 6-3/4" speaker openings.

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Product Highlights:

  • 2-way car speakers for 6-1/2" and 6-3/4" locations (pair)
  • ceramic-coated Kevlar and Kevlar-reinforced foamed IMPP dual-cone woofer with butyl rubber surround
  • 1-1/8" laminated polyester fiber soft dome tweeter
  • built-in 2-way crossover
  • frequency response: 30-32,000 Hz
  • recommended power range: 2-60 watts RMS
  • peak power handling: 260 watts
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • mounting tabs allow use in 6-3/4" openings
  • depth: 2-9/16"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Two 14" lengths of speaker wire (each length of speaker wire has quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other end)
  • 8 Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Warranty sheet
  • Template

i have these in the back of my 2000 saturn and thay are pretty good i have an amp hooked up there not the best but i think thay are worth the money i spent on them

robert42082, chester V.A.


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Features and Specs

Speaker Size
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1-1/8" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Laminated polyester fiber
Woofer Composition Ceramic-coated KevlarIMPP
Woofer Surround Butyl rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 90
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 27 - 32k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 2
Maximum RMS Wattage 60
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 260
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 3/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 1/16

Product Research


Dual-Layer Kevlar Cone Woofers: Each speaker features a cone comprised of two layers: an outer layer of ceramic-coated Kevlar, and an inner layer of Pioneer's Rigilite IMPP (injection-molded polypropylene) reinforced with Kevlar fiber. This dual-layer construction, light weight, rigidity, and incredible strength of Kevlar delivers excellent responsiveness, accurate movement, and high resistance to flexing. This unique design gives you tight, detailed music with improved mid-bass definition and punch.

Butyl Rubber Surrounds: For a smoother response and improved durability, the woofers use butyl rubber surrounds.

1-1/8" Laminated Polyester Soft Dome Tweeters: Each speaker has a 1-1/8" laminated polyester fiber dome tweeter with magnetic fluid and a Neodymium magnet. The tweeters are encased in a specially-designed anti-resonant sealed rear chamber. The waveguides in front of the tweeters provide wide sound dispersion. The tweeter produces exceptionally smooth, detailed, high-frequency sound.

Tweeter Enclosure: The rear chamber tweeter enclosure extends mid-range frequency for improved vocal imaging and staging. The chamber is notched behind the cone to decrease standing waves, and to lower frequency response. The tweeter enclosures are mounted above a distinctive copper ring.

Strontium Magnets: The woofers have high-energy, 11-ounce strontium magnets with a rubber magnet boot. The magnet boot dresses up the magnet, and allows the mounting depth to be reduced.

Glass-Imide Voice Coil Bobbins: Each speaker has a Glass-Imide Voice Coil Bobbin for higher power handling.

Built-in 2-Way Crossovers: A 2-way, 12dB/octave high-pass filter and low-pass filter is attached to each speaker to improve the transition from mid to high frequency. Audiophile-grade capacitors and inductors are used, and all components are encased in a clear acrylic cover for protection.

Stamped Steel Basket: The speakers feature extra-thick stamped-steel baskets for strength and to reduce ringing.

Mounting: The speakers can be mounted in a 6-1/2" opening, or, using the four mounting tabs, the speakers can be mounted in a 6-3/4" opening.

Grilles: The speakers include silver spoke grilles made of heatproof resin.

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