XS-163ES

Elevate your sound

Bring new life to your in-car listening with the Mobile ES three-way component speakers. Featuring a new 3.5-in (8-cm) mid-range driver with Lightweight Rigid Cellular aramid fibre matrix diaphragm, they will give you a wider sound stage and more depth to your music, for full-bodied vocals and detailed instrument textures.

MOBILE ES™ SERIES

XS-163ES | 6.3 in (16 cm) Mobile ES™ 3-way Component Speakers

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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.

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

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 aramid fibres.
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.

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.

Image of XS-162ES 6.5-in speaker from reverse showing air flow used by cooling system
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.

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.

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

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.

 Structure cutaway

Discover structures of the Mobile ES speaker, including newly applied mechanical approaches such as Separated Notch Edge Surround, Five-beam Frame design and Dynamic Air Diffuser.

Mobile ES Series

Immerse yourself in excellent in-car entertainment

Engineered for ultimate listening pleasure on the road, the Mobile ES Series products bring the very best of your music and connectivity together, for a driving experience like never before.

Specifications and Features

Bring new life to your in-car listening with the Mobile ES three-way component speakers. Featuring a new 3.5-in (8-cm) mid-range driver with Lightweight Rigid Cellular aramid fibre matrix diaphragm, they will give you a wider sound stage and more depth to your music, for full-bodied vocals and detailed instrument textures.
  • Lightweight Rigid Cellular woofer/midrange diaphragms for precise bass and crisp mids

  • Soft-dome component tweeter covers up to 40 kHz ultra-highs

  • Separated Notch Edge Surround for less distortion and clear sound

  • Dynamic Air Diffuser and Five-beam Frame design

  • 3.5-in (8-cm) Lightweight Rigid Cellular aramid fibre matrix mid-range driver for bright, clear mids

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