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Pioneer TS-A6974R

6" x 9" 3-Way A-Series Coaxial Car Speakers


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Pioneer TS-A6975R

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2011 Pioneer A-Series Car Speakers
Improving on the previous design of the Pioneer A-Series speakers, the new 2011 Pioneer TS-A6974R prove to be a big step forward for the already award winning speakers. The most notable improvement on these new speakers is the enhanced power handling of the speakers. With an RMS power handling of 80 watts. The Pioneer TS-A6974R becomes a great solution for a factory replacement speaker. However, Pioneer increased the Max power handling to 500 watts, which is great for those that want to power these speakers with an aftermarket amplifier. Using Carbon graphite IMPP interlaced aramid fiber cone and an elastic polymer surround, the diaphragm response is smooth and results in natural, crisp sound. For those that want the latest in car audio loudspeaker technology, Pioneer is an excellent choice and a leader in the mobile loudspeaker industry. Improve your ride for 2011 with the Pioneer TS-A6974R.

  • 6" x 9" A Series 3-Way Car Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1000 watts per pair / 500 watts each
    • RMS: 160 watts per pair / 80 watts each
  • Carbon graphite IMPP interlaced aramid fiber cone
  • Light weight elastic polymer surround
  • 2-1/4" Midrange
  • 5/8" Tweeter
  • High sensitivity and power handling
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • High temperature
  • 13 oz Strontium magnet
  • Top-mount depth: 3-1/4"
  • 1-year warranty

Priced Per Pair

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer TS-A6974R)
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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer TS-A6973R)

Speaker Specifications

This is the manufacturer product line of speakers.
Priced Per
Car Speakers are typically sold in pairs so you will receive 2 speakers for each speaker purchase on speakers marked "Priced Per Pair". If a speaker is marked "Priced Per Each" then the speaker is sold individually and each purchase you make will result in 1 speaker. High-powered tweeters, midrange and full-range pro audio for car speakers are typically sold per each speaker.
Speaker Size
Refers to the size of the speaker measured in inches. Every vehicle has standard application sizes. Please use our vehicle fitment guide for your vehicle's specific speaker sizes if you do not know them.
6" x 9"
The number of individual drivers in a car speaker. Speakers with 2 drivers are known as a 2-way, and 3 drivers are known as a 3-way. Component systems are often referred to as "separates" because the tweeter is not attached to the midwoofer (main speaker driver) and mounts separately in a location such as a door post. Component systems typically come with an external crossover so you can easily adjust the high and low frequencies sent to both the midwoofer and the tweeter. Center channel speakers are great for those looking to have surround sound in their vehicle.
Tweeter Design
Designs such as cone, dome, semi-dome, balanced dome, and whizzer are most popular. Cone tweeters are simple, efficient and typically are the most reasonably priced. Dome tweeters are used in most home speakers, and provide a smoother and more accurate sound. Semi-dome design is one with a dome placed inside a cone. A Balanced dome driver is a semi-dome with equal reproduction area given the cone and dome portions of the driver. A whizzer tweeter is a separate tweeter cone driven by the voice coil of the woofer.
Tweeter Size
Refers to the size of the tweeter. Typically, smaller tweeters produces less output with higher frequency response.
Tweeter Composition
Materials such as polypropylene, silk, cloth, and paper are the most common, where as many more recent tweeters are now manufactured with composites such as Aluminum, Titanium, Mylar, and other materials.

PEI is an acronym for "Polyetherimide" which is an amorphous, amber transparent, high-performance thermoplastic.

Woofer Composition
Lightweight woofer cone materials are essential for efficient operation. Poly cones produce exceptional sound and are sturdy against various changes in temperature. Paper cones are very efficient, and when treated for moisture resistance, will perform at a high level. Poly refers to polypropylene, which is thermoplastic or fibers that are polymers of propylene. IMPP refers to injection molded polypropylene, a commonly used process and material in speakers.
Carbon Graphite IMPP Interlaced Aramid Fiber
Woofer Surround
A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
Elastic Polymer
Peak Power Handling
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
500 watts
RMS Power Handling
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
80 watts
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
91 dB
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
27 - 27,000 Hz
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
4 ohms
Shallow Mount Installation
This means that the subwoofer/speaker is designed to be installed in areas that do not have a lot of space. Shallow mount subwoofers are typically found under a seat or behind the seat in some trucks.

Shallow mount speakers will typically have a mounting depth of 2" or less, while shallow mount subwoofers will typically have a mounting depth of 3" or less.

Top-Mount Depth
The depth when installed on top of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the bottom of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
Bottom-Mount Depth
The depth when installed from the bottom of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the top of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches, required to contain the speaker.
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches or millimeters, required to contain the speaker.
6" x 8-5/8" 
Speaker Grilles
A grating or screen of metal or plastic bars or wires, mounted in front of a speaker as protection. If yes, the speakers will include matching speaker grilles. If no, there are no grilles included.
Number of Speakers
This is the number of speaker that is included in the package. Each purchase will result in receiving the number of speakers indicated here. Please note that some items will have multiple woofers in the same enclosure. For sets of component speakers, this number will refer to the number of sets of speakers (For example, 2 would indicate the purchase includes 2 woofers and 2 tweeters).

Please refer to the product image and description for further details about the speaker.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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lagrange, KY

Great speakers for the money HIGH END

November 1, 2011

Def pick these up. they def fill in the rear of your vehicle and the sound is crisp. I have them hooked up to 100watts rms and they sound great. The bass is suprisingly good for 6x9's Great price sonic!

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Richfield, MN

Great 6 x 9's For Running Off Deck Power

August 4, 2012

The most common Pioneer 6 x 9's I'm seeing in stores and on websites seem to be the 6964's, which are just a notch below these 6974's. I went with these because the 64's have a lot reviews that they sound good but lack bass. The few reviews I read on these 74's is that they have good bass.

The overall sound quality is good. No complaints. I would describe the bass as more mid-bass. It's plenty loud and punchy, but the bass doesn't sound like a small subwoofer. Now, that could be due to my HU boosting bass at 60hz (the lowest it will go). I don't know. If you're on a tight budget and can't afford subs, these provide good audible bass. But if you want real bass, you'll need at least one sub.

In hindsight, I would have probably been fine with the 64's since I'm getting subs and an amp soon. But the great mid-bass will still be appreciated. The higher mids and highs are good on these as well. These are efficient speakers as well. I'm powering these with my JVC KW-R500 head unit (20 watts RMS x 4) and the power is plenty. Running these off an amp would seem completely unnecessary to me.

Bottom line - if you're looking for great lower priced 6 x 9's to run off of a HU, these are great. I'm glad I bought them.

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Hermitage, TN. 37076

Pioneer TS-A6974R

January 25, 2012

These speakers are awesome, they are excellent and one of the best.

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Excellent Quality Yet Affordable

June 16, 2013

I have a pair of these on a portable Jambox that I made, and the sound quality has impressed even high-end users that have heard this Jambox. It is complemented by a pair of 6-1/2" w/ tweeters as well. Overall I highly recommend these speakers.

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St. Louis, MO

Pioneer TS-A6974R

November 14, 2012

This product is great. It has great bass and the sound is so much better then the original stock sound of my speakers. I would recommend this to anyone.

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Pittsburg, KS

Great Value

October 14, 2012

I bought these speakers online and have been very pleased with my purchase. They were $20+ cheaper than anywhere else I could find them online. They were completely brand new and still in the package. The speakers themselves pack a great punch and sound amazing. They are very clear and still pack a great bass punch. I would recommend this product to anybody. I bought these to replace some Sony Xplode speakers and can definitely tell the difference.

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Ames, IA

Lots of Value - Great Sound

July 4, 2012

Six months ago I purchased the Pioneer TS-A6974R speaker pair to replace OEM Pioneer rear deck speakers in my wife's 2002 Mazda Protege after upgrading her stock stereo to a JVC. Install was quick. I choose to purchase harness adapters to avoid soldering new connectors. Sound is greatly improved over the OEM paper Pioneers and work great with the Pioneer TS-A4674R I installed in the doors. Crisp with clean base, even with all the road noise of a Protege. I highly recommend these as a step up from bargain prices speakers. Great sound, great value.

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Big D

Nashville, TN

Excellent Buy

March 16, 2012

I would definitely recommend this product to anyone. I purchased this set for my 2002 Chevy Impala and they sound amazing. For 6x9's they have surprisingly good lows as well as crystal clear mids and highs. Will continue to be a true Pioneer fan!!

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Miami, FL

Pioneer Speakers

June 28, 2012

I purchased these speaker about 6 months ago. I must say it was money well spent, this product was delivered on time and I was informed on the status of it's location while in transit. The performance of the speakers if great!! They are very clear and loud, I turn up my radio almost all the way and you can tell the speakers can handle so much more. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a simple upgrade to there car audio system.

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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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