Video: Kenwood Excelon XR-1800 7" car speakers
Zak Billmeier grew up in southern Vermont and coastal Maine. After graduating from Mary Washington College with a Geography degree he still isn't sure quite what to do with, he eventually settled in the mountains of Central Virginia. He spends his free time chasing his daughter around, taking pictures, gardening and cooking. Zak traces the roots of his interest in electronic gadgets to the Casio wristwatch with a built-in calculator he received as a gift one year as a child. He joined Crutchfield's car A/V team in 2007.
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Kenwood's Excelon XR-1800P speakers feature a huge 7" cone, packed into a frame that will still fit into the factory openings of many Dodge, GM, and Toyota vehicles. A bigger cone moves more air, so your music can have the fullness and punch you don't get with most factory speakers. Separate 1-3/16" soft dome tweeters deliver all the high-frequency details smoothly, while external crossovers and powerful, lightweight magnets make these tweeters extremely accurate without sounding harsh.
The XR1800s are also available in a coaxial version.
Zak: I'm at the Kenwood booth at CES 2013 and Matt, tell me about these eXcelon XR-1800 speakers.
Matt: So these are brand new this year, and they're our top-of-the-line in component system, and they will feature an oversized 7" mid-range driver which will deliver a large amount of bass. They also will have a silk dome tweeter and are 110-watts RMS of power.
Zak: Great. Thank you.