Size & Weight

WEIGHT (WOOFER)
950 g
WEIGHT (MID-RANGE)
200 g
WEIGHT (TWEETER)
60 g
WEIGHT (NETWORK BOX)
490 g

Speaker System

CONFIGURATION
Component, two-way
SIZE
6.5 in (16 cm)

General Features

PEAK POWER
270 W
RMS POWER
90 W
RATED POWER
60 W
EFFECTIVE FREQUENCY RANGE
40–40,000 Hz
OUTPUT SOUND PRESSURE
89 dB ±2 dB SPL (1 W, 1 m)
IMPEDANCE (OHMS)
4

Woofer

TYPE
Cone
WOOFER DIAPHRAGM MATERIAL
Lightweight Rigid Cellular Aramid Fibre Matrix
WOOFER SURROUND MATERIAL
Rubber (Separated Notch)
WOOFER MAGNET MATERIAL
Ferrite

Mid-range

TYPE
Cone
DIAMETER
3.5 in (8 cm)
MID-RANGE DIAPHRAGM MATERIAL
Lightweight Rigid Cellular Aramid Fibre Matrix
MID-RANGE SURROUND MATERIAL
Rubber (Separated Notch)
MID-RANGE MAGNET MATERIAL
Neodymium

Tweeter

TYPE
Soft Dome
DIAMETER
1 in (2.5 cm)
TWEETER DIAPHRAGM MATERIAL
Synthetic Fibre
TWEETER MAGNET MATERIAL
Neodymium

What's In The Box

  • Woofer Grilles
  • Tweeter Mounts
  • Warranty card (3­year)
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Features

Front view of the XS-163ES 6.5 in (16 cm) Mobile ES Three-way Component Speaker.

Lightweight Rigid Cellular Aramid Fibre Matrix Diaphragm

The diaphragms for the woofer and mid-range driver are crafted from Sony’s unique Lightweight Rigid Cellular material, formerly known as mica reinforced cellular. The latest generation compound has been further optimized alongside mechanical driver improvements, to deliver an even wider frequency response and smoother, more natural sound characteristics.

Close-up of the aramid fibres.

Optimal formulation

Embedding 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.

Close-up of the Separated Notch Edge Surround of the XS-163ES 6.5 in (16 cm) Mobile ES Three-way Component Speaker.

Separated Notch Edge Surround

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

Back view of the XS-163ES 6.5 in (16 cm) Mobile ES Three-way Component Speaker with illustrated airflow.

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.

Close-up of Progressive Height Rate Spider.

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.

Close-up of the Phase Plug of the XS-163ES 6.5 in (16 cm) Mobile ES Three-way Component Speaker.

Phase plugs 

The resonance damping phase plugs on the XS-163ES woofer and mid-range driver help realize ideal frequency response, right up to the crossover points. A rigid aluminum bobbin in the woofer and Dynamic Air Diffuser further support the speaker’s wide frequency response, for controlled and dynamic sound delivery.

Front view of the XS-163ES 6.5 in (16 cm) Mobile ES Three-way Component 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.

Side view of the low-resistance film capacitor within the XS-163ES 6.5 in (16 cm) Mobile ES Three-way Component Speaker.

Bi-amp capable crossover with gain selector

The audiophile-grade crossover features optimized, low-resistance film capacitors for clear high frequency reproduction. Plus inductive winding and air cored coils deliver crisp mid and powerful sound on demand. You will enjoy astonishingly low distortion across all frequencies, and the precision of crossover gain control, even when driving the components with a single amplifier.

Front view of the XS-163ES 6.5 in (16 cm) Mobile ES Three-way Component Speaker.

Shallow mid-range driver

The newly developed mid-range driver is driven via a compact but incredibly powerful neodymium magnet. The result is a shallower basket, designed to perform even in confined spaces and challenging installations.