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Sony XS-GS1

GS-Series high-resolution supertweeters (pair)

Item # 158XSGS1

Drivers hungering for an audiophile-grade experience in their car have good reason to be excited about Sony's GS...

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Drivers hungering for an audiophile-grade experience in their car have good reason to be excited about Sony's GS...

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About the Sony XS-GS1

For a complete sound

Drivers hungering for an audiophile-grade experience in their car have good reason to be excited about Sony's GS Series. The XS-GS1 supertweeter is the cherry on top of Sony's high-resolution system, extending your frequency range as high as 50,000 Hz. Some might call this excessive, but Sony knows that these ultra-high frequencies provide the ambient details that add nuance and character to your music. With them, you'll gain a fuller, truer-to-life listening experience.
Sony XS-GS1

Sony includes high-quality crossover networks to ensure delivery of your music's ultra highs to the XS-GS1 supertweeters.

For a complete sound

Drivers hungering for an audiophile-grade experience in their car have good reason to be excited about Sony's GS Series. The XS-GS1 supertweeter is the cherry on top of Sony's high-resolution system, extending your frequency range as high as 50,000 Hz. Some might call this excessive, but Sony knows that these ultra-high frequencies provide the ambient details that add nuance and character to your music. With them, you'll gain a fuller, truer-to-life listening experience.

Strategic design

Your car is a volatile environment when it comes to sound. Road noise and off-axis listening threaten to muddy the sound coming from your speakers, and the highest frequencies tend to disappear because of their narrow directivity. Sony's XS-GS1 supertweeter compensates for this using a 1" soft dome diaphragm that features an optimized front baffle and widely opened grille nets for sufficient dispersion. For the best possible results, Sony recommends you install these tweeters facing your windshield with supplied angled mounts. The reflected sound maximizes the effect of the stereo image, so it sounds like the music is coming from directly in front of you.

Exceptional assistance

Along with these high-quality supertweeters, Sony includes specially designed crossover networks with premium-grade capacitors and gold-plated terminals to limit resistance. Pair these XS-G1 supertweeters with the XS-GS1621 2-way speakers or XS-1621C component speaker system for exceptional performance.

Sony's High Resolution Audio System

These audiophile-quality tweeters are just one part of Sony's impressive High Resolution Audio System. They're designed to work with Sony's unique series of incredibly advanced receivers, speakers, amps, and subs that are optimized for high-res performance. Team up these products with one of Sony's high-res players, and you'll discover a new world of listening enjoyment in your vehicle.

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Product highlights:

  • 1" soft dome supertweeters (pair)
  • flush-, angled-, and surface-mount hardware included
  • high-quality external crossover networks included
  • handles up to 120 watts RMS (320 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 17,000-50,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 83 dB
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # XSGS1
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What's in the box:

  • 2 Super tweeters (with attached 11" wires)
  • 2 External crossovers
  • 2 Surface mount fixtures
  • 2 Angled surface mount fixtures
  • Four 1-1/8" Self-tapping screws
  • Two M4x3mm Flat-head machine screws
  • 2 Adhesive backed foam pads
  • Instructions
  • Warranty information

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Mark from Maryland, Baltimore. on 3/7/2017

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Always wanted a four way sound system in my van. Added more definition to the highs . Easy to install. I like it.

Pros: Good looking, easy to install.

Cons: Have to use shealded speaker wires, picks up static from radio.

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size
Design 1-way
Tweeter Design ---
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition ---
Woofer Composition ---
Woofer Surround ---
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 83
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response * - 50k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 120
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 320
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 0 9/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 1 7/8

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Features

Super Tweeters: The XS-GS1s are soft dome super tweeters, intended to pickup where typical tweeters roll off. Their frequency response is 17 kHz to 50 kHz and the high pass crossover point is 20 kHz. The smooth slope design of the baffle offers a wide dispersion pattern and the super tweeters are designed to be mounted facing the windshield so they reflect sound across a wider listening area. The effect of the wide dispersion and front-facing design is that sound reaches your ears radially, for an enveloping feeling.

Mounting: The super tweeters can be flush mounted, surface mounted, or surface mounted at an angle using the included housings. (The units are permanently mounted in the flush mount housings, then bolted into one of the surface mount housings, if used.) When mounting on a flat (horizontal) dash, the angled mount should be used to direct the output toward the windshield.

Tweeter Mounting Dimensions:

  Frame Width Frame Length Cutout Diameter Mounting Height Mounting Depth
Flush Mount 2.074" 2.074" 1.83" 0.53" 0.54"
Flat Surface Mount 2.2" 2.2" N/A 1.2" Screw Depth
Angled Surface Mount 2.225" 2.46" N/A 1.3" Screw Depth

Crossovers: The high pass crossovers' slope is 12 dB/octave with a 20 kHz crossover point. The inputs and outputs are screw terminals; they will accommodate bare wire or spade connectors up to 0.31" wide. There are two mounting holes in the base of each crossover.

Crossover Dimensions:

  • Length: 4.625"
  • Width: 2.7"
  • Height: 1.2"

Specification Note: Sony's rated power spec for the XS-GS1 is 75 watts (derived using IEC 60268-5 standards). In the manual they also list the CEA 2031 compliant RMS power as 120 watts. We've adopted the 120 watt RMS rating because CEA 2031 is the more common rating system.

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Sony makes great audio components. Good price. [ Conrad  Jul 05, 2018 ]
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To complete my Sony sound system. [ MICHAEL L  Apr 22, 2017 ]

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I'm having trouble getting my tweeters to work from my factory sony radio in my 2017 f250! As per instructions, I ran 2 wires from my driver door panel from the wiring harness, 1 from the green and white wire, (driver side rear speaker POSITIVE terminal, and then ran 1 from the brown and yellow wire, said to be the driver rear speaker NEGATIVE terminal, hooked those to input channel on crossover, there attached tweeter to output channel, it powers up but just makes a low buzzing sound????
[ Stunna  May 21, 2017 ]
1 answer
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer, or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
[ Krissy  May 23, 2017 ]  Staff
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Has anyone mounted them on the back of the rear view mirror firing into the windshield?
[ Brad  Mar 11, 2016 ]
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We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help discuss possible placement of these in your vehicle.
[ Jeff  Mar 15, 2016 ]  Staff
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Most people can't hear past 20khz (especially as they age), why should they buy these?
[ Karl  Jan 17, 2016 ]
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The idea behind SuperTweeters is not new. Basically, the frequencies you cannot hear affect the ones you do hear through harmonics. Of course, the source material also has to be high resolution as you will not benefit from the supertweeters if the source content does not provide them with the frequencies to play. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
[ Ryan  Jan 20, 2016 ]  Staff

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