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Kenwood KFC-6965S

6"x9" 3-way car speakers

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by Dave Delamere
Kenwood

Why replace your car's original speakers?

The speakers that originally came in your car were made from inexpensive materials, designed to create acceptable sound at the lowest possible cost to the manufacturer. If you love music, you deserve better. Name-brand aftermarket speakers deliver fuller, richer sound with considerably more detail and nuance, and they're capable of playing louder and cleaner than factory speakers. Connect new speakers to your factory radio and you'll get the best possible sound from your dealer-equipped system. Pair them up with a new car stereo for a level of enjoyment that can rival a high-fidelity home audio experience.

Affordable upgrade

Kenwood's KFC-6965S 6"x9" speakers are designed to increase your car's sound quality without decreasing your bank roll. Install these budget-friendly speakers in place of your factory 6"x9" speakers, and their 3-way design will open a wide soundstage for all your tunes. Their high efficiency also lets them work effortlessly with your stock or aftermarket radio power. With 45 watts of RMS power handling, you can even add an amp for a bigger sound.

Tough and responsive

Kenwood uses a durable polypropylene woofer with a treated cloth surround, so the KFC-6965S speaker keeps pumping out the bass even through the harsh conditions in a car. Add a 2" PEI cone tweeter and a 1/2" ceramic supertweeter to the mix, and you'll get a smooth transition between your music's highs and lows. Grilles are included, so you can also use these speakers in a custom installation.

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Highlights:

  • 3-way 6"x9" speakers (pair)
  • polypropylene woofer with cloth surround
  • 2" PEI cone tweeter 1/2" ceramic supertweeter
  • power range: 2-45 watts RMS (400 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 30-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 92 dB
  • depth: 3"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Design
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3-way
Tweeter Design
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2" Cone
Tweeter Composition
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PEI
Woofer Composition
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Polypropylene
Woofer Surround
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Cloth
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity
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92 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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30 - 22k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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2-45
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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400
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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3 1/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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3 1/2
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What's in the box?

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  • Two 3-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Two 12" Lengths of speaker wire (each has female quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • Eight 1-1/4" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Warranty information
  • Specifications and template on the box

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Features

Tweeters: Each speaker has a 2" PEI cone tweeter. PEI (Poly-Ether-Imide) is a polymer film that produces a wide soundstage for superior imaging.

 
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4 out of 5

Slappy

Written By Slappy, Spokane, WA on Thursday, September 11, 2014
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Anticipated long day of creating mounting bracket. Pleasantly surprised, it took about 1 hour disassemble, drill holes, reassemble rear deck on Corolla. Installation was a snap. Speakers put out good sound, plenty of power but were not designed to deafen the neighborhood! Not meant for thumping your chest (and I wasn't looking for that), but great for pop/alternative at a comfortable volume.
Pros:
Easy installation, good price, good sound
Cons:
Not meant for high volume/low bass (which was fine for my taste)
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5 out of 5

nice

Written By Anonymous, centralia,mo on Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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They work great!
Pros:
Sound quality
Cons:
They make the back panel rattle more than my junk speakers
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5 out of 5

Big surprise!

Written By Sebald, Minden,Louisiana on Thursday, August 14, 2014
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Got these two days ago for my gas saver a 1999 Civic. I'm really impressed! I've had alpine and a few other nice brands but wasn't expecting much out of these. I bought these with a kenwood dpx300u and got the KFC 61/2s along with the KFC 6/9s for right at $200 because of a $50.00 off deal. The 6x9s alone are awesome. Don't over look these because of the low price. They work great plenty of clarity and mid bass.
Pros:
Great sound! Suprising bass!
Cons:
None
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2 out of 5

OK value

Written By Chris B, Little Rock, AR on Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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First, this is probably not a fair review because my home reference speakers are Bowers and Wilkins bookshelfs arranged into a surround arrangement with a sub, and that system makes me like music I usually hate. However, on the other hand, these speakers went into a Toyota Corolla with one of the worst stock systems I've ever heard or imagined, so the bar was low! The factory speakers were literally paper and plastic with magnets the size of a $2 stack of quarters. I yanked those out and put them in the garbage, and also installed a Kenwood head unit to replace the pathetic 20W stock cd player. Signal is good!

It's a world better now, but I now wonder if I should have spent more. These speakers were definitely designed to go with a sub, so in a sub-less 4-speaker system like mine I set the EQ flat and put the dreaded "loudness" on level one. I might experiment more, but the point is they're not perfectly balanced out of the box. More concerning, I just don't feel the sharp (but not too bright) crispness I like from my reference speakers. These speakers seem biased toward emphasizing stringy sounds like guitars, violins, and harmonicas. That said, they're strong on classical music.
Pros:
-with the connector supplied by Crutchfield, wiring is easy and foolproof. -covers are not juvenile-looking like so many others.
Cons:
-lacks crispness, yet on flat EQ the treble is too high. Compensate for the treble with a sub, EQ settings, loudness, or bass boost. Compensate for the crispness by spending $100 per speaker next time. -no anti-rattle foam along the mounting surface. -no anti-road-noise foam long the front (used weatherstripping after I realized how much louder the road noise was after installing these. That fixed it.).
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5 out of 5

Wonderful bass

Written By Nic, Princeton, WV on Monday, August 11, 2014
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I never knew how crappy my OEM speakers were until I installed these. All I can say is WOW at the bass and sound coming out of these! The install was a little tight as there an extra little edge around the speakers compared to my Mopar factory units, but not enough to require any trimming. Overall I would highly recommend these to anyone with factory units.
Pros:
Very easy install
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5 out of 5

Kenwood 6 x 9's

Written By CptnKyro, Johnson, KS on Saturday, August 09, 2014
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These speakers are great, the sound it really good, great lows mids and highs, it has the bass power when I want it and even better treble when its needed.
Pros:
great sound, easy install
Cons:
I haven't found any yet
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5 out of 5

Kenwood KFC-6965S in 2002 Honda Accord

Written By mj mc, Easton, Pa on Friday, August 08, 2014
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Quick & easy install. Sound is great. Much better than the OEM 14 year old speakers
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5 out of 5

Kenwood Speakers 6x9

Written By wbirt, Lancaster, SC on Friday, August 08, 2014
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I put these in my 2008 Tacoma front doors and replaced the factory speakers. Matched them up with a Kenwood deck and they totally blew my mind. Jazz Blues, Rock, Piano music, you name it is like you are right there live. My Son remarked it sounded as good as most home stereo systems. Very pleased and the mounting adapters from Crutchfield made it a breeze.
Pros:
Sound, Bass, Mids, High end overall balance
Cons:
Should have done this a long time ago.
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3 out of 5

good speaker

Written By stiggy, san antonio tx on Tuesday, August 05, 2014
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Ok sound
Pros:
Price was good.fit into stock spot
Cons:
Small magnet. Not as much base as I wanted.
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5 out of 5

Good speakers for the price

Written By Todd, Ogden, IL on Friday, July 11, 2014
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The speakers are a good value for the price. I replaced the factory front speakers on a 2014 Chevy Silverado Double Cab truck with these. The adapters worked great!! A great product from a great company!!
Pros:
Good Value, I got the mounting hardware for free.
Cons:
None.
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4 out of 5

Kenwood KFC-6965S

Written By Chuck, Palestine, Texas on Wednesday, July 02, 2014
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Great set of speakers for the price.
Pros:
Great for people on a budget.
Cons:
Magnets are to small for myself.
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4 out of 5

Kenwood speaker's

Written By rob c, Lawrenceburg, KY on Sunday, June 22, 2014
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has good sound quality and easy to install
Pros:
Simple speaker
Cons:
Had to cut out treble to spearker
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5 out of 5

correct fit

Written By carl, Miami Fl on Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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Correct fit for vehicle and with quality sound
Pros:
Cost
Cons:
none
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3 out of 5

Kenwood KFC-6965S

Written By Anonymous, Tulsa, OK on Friday, June 13, 2014
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Awesome sound on a budget!
Pros:
Easy install in factory locations.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

Kenwood KFC-6965S

Written By Tony, Cottonwood, AL on Monday, June 09, 2014
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Good sound for the price. Had to do some modifications to make it fit the space but other than that I am well pleased.
Pros:
Good sound using stock radio.
Cons:
Modification needed to fit 2006 Camry.
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2 out of 5

Great Speakers, Poor Fit

Written By Cheesehead, Pago Pago, American Samoa on Monday, April 28, 2014
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Not an out-of-the-box fit in 1997 Honda Accord. Extensive modification of speaker mounting holes was required to line up mounting screws with factory threaded holes in package shelf.
Pros:
Good sound.
Cons:
Does not fit vehicle as advertised.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Kenwood KFC-6965S

Written By Ryan, Pass Christian, MS on Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Very nice sounding speakers with just stereo pushing them. Very impressed
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5 out of 5

Kenwood KFC-6965S

Written By LionelL, Bandera,TX on Friday, April 18, 2014
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Sounds great in my truck. good range on mid and tweet. Not worried about bass have amp and subs for that.
Pros:
great sound!!!
Cons:
none.
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5 out of 5

91 S10 Blazer mid panel speakers

Written By Pappy, Point Pleasant WV on Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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These speakers have good range and really fill the cabin well. Direct bolt in with supplied adapters.
Pros:
-Excellent sound even at high SPL's
Cons:
- Could use a little more bass in the vehicle but I probably need a sub to really hit the lows.
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5 out of 5

clear as abell

Written By joey, edenron on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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Very clear with great base
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1 question already asked

Why does it say that this does not fit my car when my stock rear deck speakers are 6x9? [ Adam B.  Aug 09, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Staff  Aug 09, 2014 ]

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