Pioneer's 3D Magnesium-Hybrid Cone Brings A New Level Of Performance To Its TS-E Series Speakers

Pioneer Electronics, the largest speaker manufacturer in the world, today announced an exciting new line of Premier TS-E speakers using a 3D Magnesium-Hybrid cone technology for a rigid cone and improved sound quality. The 2001 TS-E series includes the TS-E6995 (6" x 9" 3-Way), the TS-E1695 (6-1/2" 3-Way) and the TS-E1395 (5-1/4" 3-Way), all made of a special blend of aluminum and magnesium compounds. The aluminum produces accurate bass response with significantly less distortion. The magnesium blend creates a lighter and thinner cone structure for faster response. In addition, the new 3D power blade design, a molding process using specially-designed three dimensional structure, adds rigidity to the cone and produces a smoother frequency response.

"Pioneer is known for its break-throughs in speaker cone technology. The new 3D Magnesium-Hybrid cone design brings a new level of performance to our TS-E line of speakers," said Keith Burnett, vice president of marketing, Pioneer Car Electronics Division.

Although unseen, the rear of the cone is reinforced with bonded paper that eliminates unwanted ringing associated with metal cones. Other improvements added to the line-up are:

  • longer voice coil for better linearity and increased power handling;
  • compact midrange and tweeter design for smoother mid- and high-frequency sound and for installation versatility;
  • full depth basket for deeper bass response; and
  • binding posts with screw-type connections (TS-E6995 only) for increased power delivery.
  TS-E1395 TS-E1695 TS-E6995
Specifications 5-1/4"3-Way 6-1/2"3-Way 6" x 9"3-Way
3D Magnesium Hybrid Cone yes yes yes
Power Blade cone design yes yes yes
Magnet Ferrite Ferrite Ferrite
Voice Coil Bobbin Glass-Imide Glass-Imide Aluminum
Voice Coil Heat resistant Heat resistant CCAW (copper-clad aluminum wire)
Midrange 1" Dome Titanium 1-3/16" Dome Titanium 1-1/2" Dome Titanium
Tweeter 3/8" Ceramic Dome 3/8" Ceramic Dome 1/2" Ceramic Dome
Screw type connections yes
Maximum Music Power 160 Watts 220 Watts 300 Watts
Nominal Power Handling 35 Watts 60 Watts 80 Watts
Frequency Response 40 - 32kHz 30Hz - 32kHz 25Hz - 32kHz
Sensitivity (Efficiency) 90 dB 91 dB 91 dB
Impedance 4 Ohm 4 Ohm 4 Ohm
Estimated Market Price $140 $150 $200
Availability Jan. '01 Jan. '01 Jan. '01