Pioneer's New Generation of TS-D Automotive Component Speakers: Reimagined and Redesigned

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today introduced the latest iteration of its TS-D line of high performance automotive component speakers packages. The result of ongoing research and development, the TS-D speakers are designed to maintain an exceptionally open and smooth sound quality with solid bass response, bolder vocals, precise staging and clear separation of instruments while greatly improving their installation flexibility and allowing fitment in a broader range of vehicles.

“Pioneer is a company of enthusiasts; we love listening to music, playing music and creating products that reproduce music with all of the passion and emotion that the artist originally intended,” said Ted Cardenas, vice president of marketing for the Car Electronics Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Our latest TS-D speakers continue our history of offering outstanding performance and value with an added benefit of more installation options to fit the majority of cars, trucks and SUVs on the road today.”

Twaron® Aramid Fiber Cone and Elastic Polymer Surround
The new cone and surround on the Pioneer TS-D components offer a variety of improvements ideal for optimal performance. The aramid fiber cone is constructed from Twaron woven cloth that is hardened and shaped to produce a rigid, yet low mass cone with excellent dampening characteristics. Adding an elastic polymer surround and bullet shaped phase plug, the TS-D woofers demonstrate quicker response with superior midrange extension and a very natural sound.

Small Size, Big Sound
The new 0.9 inch tweeters on the TS-D components maintain an exceptionally open and smooth sound quality with silky reproduction of higher frequencies. The design of the TS-D tweeters include a soft dome diaphragm and surround constructed out of lightweight polyester woven fibers, for increased sensitivity and improved response. In addition, the tweeter is designed with a larger rear chamber and rounded over flange, for extended frequency range and wider dispersion. To fit in the various tweeter locations found in vehicle doors and dashboards, the tweeters have a compact 1-1/2 inch outside mounting diameter and a mounting depth of only 7/8ths of an inch.

Installation Friendly Crossover
The crossover network on the TS-D components has been redesigned to reduce the chassis size significantly while maintaining the use of high quality capacitors, inductors and resistors. The compact size improves installation flexibility, allowing the crossover to fit easily and inconspicuously inside a door, under the dash or behind a panel. A selectable tweeter level switch (-3dB, 0dB, +3dB) allows the output of the tweeter and woofer to be closely matched.

Installation Flexibility
The component package offers multiple tweeter mounts and woofer/tweeter installation adapters to fit in many of the most popular and top selling vehicles on the road today. The TS-D1730C includes a pair of 6" x 9" and 6-3/4" woofer/tweeter installation plates designed to mount the woofer and tweeter into factory door locations. The plates are pre-scored with vehicle specific cutouts to match the speaker locations in many Toyota®, Scion®, and Honda® vehicles. The TS-D1330C includes a pair of 6" x 8" woofer/tweeter installation plates designed to mount the woofer and tweeter into many Ford® and Mazda® applications. Both packages include tweeter spacers to accommodate flush or angle mounting.

The Pioneer TS-D1730C (6-3/4" woofer) and TS-D1330C (5-1/4" woofer) will be available in March with suggested prices of $200 and $180 respectively.

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Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its U.S. Web address is Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation, is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets.

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