Pioneer India Electronics, a car infotainment brand in India, has recently launched its 2021 Hi-Res Special Edition car component speakers, the 17cm (6.5-inch) TS-VR170C, TS-V170C, and TS-J170C. These speakers—designed by Pioneer’s audio engineers in Japan and tuned to the discerning tastes of Indian consumers—were made to deliver stunningly realistic, vivid audio that reproduces all the intricate details and emotion in every piece of music.
“At Pioneer, we always aim to deliver the best car infotainment experience to our customers. These new speakers will take us beyond the boundaries of what was thought possible in terms of car audio experience and set new benchmarks in the market. Our focus is on delivering authentic high resolution sound while being ergonomic and practical,” said Hideaki ISHII, MD, Pioneer India Electronics.
TS-VR170C is specially designed and manufactured by Pioneer in Japan to produce the new ‘Pioneer Flagship Sound’ concept — a realistic audio experience that authentically reproduces the sound from musician’s voices and instruments in an excellent, broad soundstage.
To produce such a high standard of sound, Pioneer’s audio engineers employed Pioneer’s signature ‘Takumi’ craftsmanship approach, leveraging innovations from the edge of acoustics science and combining them with Pioneer’s dedication to ultimate sound quality. Taking inspiration from the company’s best award-winning speaker models in Japan, Pioneer’s engineers rigorously tested over 200 different combinations of materials, speaker shapes, and setups — all to create an ideal design that delivers a new ‘Pioneer Flagship Sound’.
The TS-VR170C’s tweeter was designed with a 25mm ‘Dual Arc Ring’ aluminum diaphragm to reproduce a wide range of high frequencies, up to 65kHz. This uniquely designed diaphragm works in concert with the tweeter’s voice coil, aluminum equalizer, and a powerful neodymium magnet to minimise distortion and ensure true-to-life accuracy, producing crystal-clear expressive high notes that make voices and musical instruments sound absolutely outstanding. Redesigned, adjustable tweeter housing also gives drivers several flexible installation options.
The TS-VR170C’s woofer was designed with a dual-layer carbon fiber cone, supported by a high-performance, space-efficient square wire voice coil, a neodymium magnet and strong aluminum die-cast basket. This setup accurately reproduces low-to-mid frequencies, free from distortion — faithfully reproducing sound from drums, bass and strings. To ensure a uniform reproduction of sound across frequencies, Pioneer created a special crossover network for the TS-VR170C that uses thicker coils, premium-grade film capacitors and gold-plated terminals. This crossover also features a tweeter attenuator and support for bi-amp connections, giving listeners the freedom to tweak the overall sound balance to their specific tastes.
Designed in Japan, the TS-V170C takes inspiration from Pioneer’s world-renowned Z-Series speakers and elevates the ‘Open & Smooth’ sound concept with a new design. The TS-V170C’s aluminum tweeter diaphragm, Harmonised Synthetic Diaphragm Optimum Method (HSDOM) created via computer analysis, provides a well- tuned, wide frequency response of up to 64kHz. The speaker’s woofer, designed with a dual-layer Aramid Fiber cone, high-strength center cap, large strontium magnet, and aluminum die-cast basket accurately reproduces low and mid-range frequencies. With a redesigned crossover, the TS-V170C delivers a premium sound signature with open, smooth and detailed sound-stage, creating an incredibly immersive Hi-Res audio experience.
The TS-J170C also re-imagines the ‘Open & Smooth’ concept, using a mix of tried-and-tested designs and innovative technologies to bring dynamic, ‘live’ sound to drivers everywhere. While the TS-J170’s poly-imide balanced dome tweeter design produces a clear high-frequency response of up to 58kHz, the woofer’s new Injection Molding Carbonised Cone (IMCC) cone and high efficiency square wire voice coil work together with a redesigned crossover to create strong, dynamic, and immersive low-to-mid frequencies — transforming the in-car listening experience into a live studio performance.