About the Sony XS-GS1
For a complete sound
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.
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.
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.
- 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
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
- Warranty information
Sony XS-GS1 reviews
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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More details on the Sony XS-GS1
Features & specs
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|
|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|
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|
|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.
- 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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