Size & Weight

990 g

Speaker System

Coaxial, two-way
6.5 in (16 cm)

General Features

Peak Power
270 W
RMS Power
90 W
Rated power
60 W
Effective Frequency Range
45–40,000 Hz
Output Sound Pressure
89 dB ±2 dB SPL (1 W, 1 m)
Impedance (ohms)


Surround Material
Rubber (Separated Notch)
Woofer Magnet Material
Woofer Diaphragm Material
MRC Aramid Fibre Matrix


Soft Dome
0.79 in (2.0 cm)
Tweeter Diaphragm Material
Synthetic Fibre
Tweeter Magnet Material

What's In The Box

  • Woofer Grills
  • Warranty card (3­year)


Image of the XS-160ES two-way speaker seen from directly above

MRC Aramid-Fibre Matrix Woofer

The main speaker diaphragm on the XS-160ES is crafted from Sony’s unique Mica Reinforced Cellular (MRC) material. This rigid but lightweight driver allows for a much more precise response than conventional driver materials, for smoother and more natural sound characteristics.

Close-up of the aramid fibres used within the XS-160ES two-way speaker

Optimal formulation

Embedding MRC in a unique matrix with aramid fibres suppresses diaphragm resonance and minimizes distortion—not only in the lows, but also in the mid and higher frequencies. The result is sound that is powerful at all frequencies and uncommonly clean—even at high volume.

Image of the XS-160ES two-way speaker edge close up

Separated Notch Edge Surround

The woofer surround features another proprietary Sony technology, with distinctive curved notches improving the vertical amplitude symmetry, for dramatically reduced distortion and enhanced clarity.

Image of the XS-160ES two-way speaker in reverse with air flow

Five-beam Frame Structure and Dynamic Air Diffuser

The Five-beam Frame design disperses resonance while the integrated Dynamic Air Diffuser ensures efficient air circulation for smooth cone travel and cooling of the voice coil.

Image of the spider inside the XS-160ES two-way speaker

Progressive Height Rate Spider

The acoustically optimized spider allows for higher power handling and airflow, with a profile designed for more rapid and precise cushioning of the speaker cone.

Image of the tweeter within the XS-160ES two-way speaker

Tweeters to hit the high notes

Compatible with High-Resolution Audio, a soft-dome tweeter diaphragm is directly attached on the voice coil, designed to cover your music’s ultra-high ends, with a frequency range extending up to 40 kHz.