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Pioneer TS-A Series Car Audio Speakers

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Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. launched its next generation TS-A series speakers featuring the highly touted basalt rock speaker technology. Inherited from last year’s high performance TS-D line of speakers, the basalt rock composite in its speaker cones make them extremely light and rigid, a combination necessary for increased output in lower bass frequencies. The basalt enhanced cones are matched with a soft dome midrange placed in a wave guide, resulting in an open and smooth sound output that delivers an incredible sound quality experience like being at a live music performance.

“We received such great reviews on the basalt rock technology introduced last year that Pioneer wanted to integrate that popular technology into our new line of TS-A speakers,” said Larry Rougas, vice president of marketing and product planning for the mobile business group of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Consumers will hear the difference in these speakers, which deliver clearer sound with more punch and impact. Best of all, they’re all at a price point everyone can afford.”

The new TS-A speaker models are available in 6″ x 9″ and 6 1/2″ sizes in both Pioneer and Premier brands, including features such as:

  • Carbon Graphite IMPP Interlaced Aramid / Basalt Fiber Cone — Basalt rock is melted and spun into long basalt fibers and mixed in with carbon graphite and aramid composites. This high-tech cone process increases rigidity without adding weight, resulting in deep bass response. The new cone provides the “open & smooth” sound quality found in the TS-D speakers, with the strength and durability needed for the harsh mobile environment.
  • Soft Dome Midrange — Found on seven models, the soft dome midrange is placed in a specially designed wave guide that further improves high frequency response and controlled dispersion, resulting in a more realistic and natural sounding speaker. Three other models feature a lightweight paper cone midrange that delivers increased impact.

The new Pioneer and Premier TS-A speakers start at a suggested price of $80.

2009 PIONEER TS-A 6″X9″ SPEAKERS

TS-A6993R TS-A6983R TS-A6973R TS-A6963R TS-A943P TS-A933P
Specifications Pioneer
5-Way
Pioneer
4-Way
Pioneer
3-Way
Pioneer
3-Way
Premier
4-Way
Premier
3-Way
Carbon Graphite IMPP Interlaced Aramid / Basalt Fiber Cone Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Speaker Surround Light Weight Polymer Surround Light Weight Polymer Surround Rubber-Coated Cloth Surround Rubber-Coated Cloth Surround Light Weight Polymer Surround Rubber-Coated Cloth Surround
Midrange 1″ Soft Dome 1″ Soft Dome 1″ Soft Dome 2-1/4″ Cone 1″ Soft Dome 1″ Soft Dome
Tweeter 1-1/8″ Cone 5/8″ Dome 5/8″ Dome 3/8″ Dome Ceramic 5/8″ Dome
Super Tweeter 2x 3/8″ Dome 3/8″ Dome
Wave Guides Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Basket Design Deep Deep Shallow Shallow Deep Shallow
Maximum Music Power 460 Watts 440 Watts 300 Watts 270 Watts 440 Watts 300 Watts
Nominal Power Handling 80 Watts 80 Watts 40 Watts 40 Watts 80 Watts 40 Watts
Frequency Response 30-37,000 Hz 30-31,000 Hz 31-29,000 Hz 31-37,000 Hz 28-33,000 Hz 25-33,000 Hz
Sensitivity (Efficiency) 92 dB 92 dB 92 dB 91 dB 93 dB 93 dB
Impedance 4 Ohm 4 Ohm 4 Ohm 4 Ohm 4 Ohm 4 Ohm
Suggested Price $160 $140 $110 $90 $140 $110
Availability Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan.

2009 PIONEER TS-A 6-1/2″ SPEAKERS

TS-A1683R TS-A1673R TS-A643P TS-A633P
Specifications Pioneer
4-Way
Pioneer
3-Way
Premier
4-Way
Premier
3-Way
Carbon Graphite IMPP Interlaced Aramid / Basalt Fiber Cone Yes Yes Yes Yes
Speaker Surround Light Weight Polymer Surround Light Weight Polymer Surround Light Weight Polymer Surround Light Weight Polymer Surround
Midrange ¾” Soft Dome 1-5/8″ Cone ¾” Soft Dome 1-5/8″ Cone
Tweeter 3/8″ Dome 3/8″ Dome 3/8″ Dome 3/8″ Dome
Super Tweeter 3/8″ Dome 3/8″ Dome
Wave Guides Yes Yes
Basket Design Deep Shallow Deep Shallow
Maximum Music Power 280 Watts 220 Watts 280 Watts 220 Watts
Nominal Power Handling 50 Watts 35 Watts 50 Watts 35 Watts
Frequency Response 36-28,000 Hz 37-25,000 Hz 36-28,000 Hz 37-25,000 Hz
Sensitivity (Efficiency) 91 dB 91 dB 91 dB 91 dB
Impedance 4 Ohm 4 Ohm 4 Ohm 4 Ohm
Suggested Price $100 $80 $100 $80
Availability Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan.

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