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Kenwood KFC-C6865S

Sport Series 6"x8" 2-way speakers

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Kenwood KFC-C6865S

Overview

Our take on the Kenwood KFC-C6865S

So, you're finally ready to do something about your ragged factory speakers. The beauty of Kenwood's Sport Series speakers is that you can seriously improve your sound without breaking the bank.


6x8 2-way speakers

Upgrade on a budget

So, you're finally ready to do something about your ragged factory speakers. The beauty of Kenwood's Sport Series speakers is that you can seriously improve your sound without breaking the bank.

Sweet sound

The KFC-C6865S 6"x8" 2-way speakers feature polypropylene cones that will enrich your music with all the midbass and midrange details, while the 1" balanced-dome tweeters will make high notes soar. Kenwood also includes sharp-looking grilles in case you're doing a custom installation in your vehicle. Finally, you can enjoy your music the way it was meant to be heard, with clarity and emotion.

Sound better than stock. Easy install

Dan, Fort Pierce Fl

What's in the Box:

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

Highlights:

  • 6"x8" 2-way speakers (pair)
  • polypropylene woofer with 1" balanced dome tweeter
  • grilles included
  • power range: 2-30 watts RMS (250 watts peak power)
  • impedance: 4 ohms
  • frequency response: 35-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 92 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-5/16"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Kenwood KFC-C6865S Reviews

Average Customer Review:

45 Reviews

Great speakers for the price

Written by: Austin D from Maine on May 28, 2016

2010 Mazda 3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great little speakers! I bought these to replace my very bad stock speakers in my Mazda 3 since they were starting to distort. The overall build quality is great and the weight of the speakers really show the quality. They come with everything needed for installation, including screws, 20 inches of thin speaker wire, and a good manual for my car. The only problem I had was attaching the wires to my pre-existing car, which required a special adaptor that the sales rep didn't know about. I ended up manually soldering the speaker wires onto the car wires after cutting off the adaptor. Overall it was a great upgrade and good performance for the price.

Pros: Sounds good, *simple* installation, works with the car's bass+treble tuner, clear mids.

Cons: Manual installation with soldering without my car's adaptor, clearance problems that was solved with a few washers, slightly sharp highs, and slightly muddy lows (More of a flat and mild V speaker).

front speakers

Written by: Dan from Fort Pierce Fl on April 17, 2016

2005 Mercury Sable LS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sound better than stock. Easy install

Pros: sound

Cons: non

Great buy

Written by: Scott G. from Lawton, OK on April 3, 2016

2006 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I just started looking at Crutchfield for my audio needs and come across these for my son's pickup. Ordering was easy, shipped and delivered promptly fit perfectly and great product for great price.

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Solid, fair priced upgrade

Written by: Rome from Norfolk, VA on March 16, 2016

2007 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Put these in a Ford Econoline. They are obviously better than stock, but I'm not super impressed. Of course, for the price, it's really hard to complain, and since they were easy to install, overall a good deal.

Pros: fair priced, upgrade over stock

Cons: fidelity is only a marginal upgrade

Sounds Great

Written by: Logan B from Magnolia, TX on February 1, 2016

I don't have any negatives they sound great and are easy to install.

Pros: Sounds way better than stock computers Easy to install

Cons: None

Great Speakers

Written by: Sennaman from Indiana on January 15, 2016

2002 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For the money ,these cannot be beaten. To me, they sound like speakers costing alot more. Installing these was extremely simple. Love these.

Pros: Great sounding. easy to install

Cons: none

PT Chrysler

Written by: DL from Hays, KS on July 26, 2015

2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It is a massive improvement over stock.

Pros: Price and ease of installation with the included instructions.

Cons: None noted

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Written by: Phil R from Connecticut on July 23, 2015

1998 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed easily and great Sound. Hugh improvement over Stock Speakers

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Cheap sound

Written by: bjah from Ohio on July 18, 2015

2010 Mazda 3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Cheap sound. Highs are not great and the mid-range sound where you here voices are muffled and compromised by the the strained bass from the woofer. I would say amplify this speaker with the maximum amount of specified wattage and use filters because i am sure running the speaker as a full range speaker will produce some distortion.

Pros: not costly and it is a direct mazda factory fit

Cons: the factory speaker produced a better sound (Highs, mid-ranges, lows) than the kenwood aftermarkets - should have went with my first mind and purchased the Polk Audio

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Written by: Anonymous from Mississippi on July 15, 2015

2003 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed easily in 2003 Ford Ranger. Good Sound.

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Good Speakers

Written by: MattyJo from Oregon on June 17, 2015

2006 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not going to be blown away with these but for the money they are a great upgrade to stock speakers.

Pros: easy install and sound better than stock.

Cons: not high end speakers

Not good.

Written by: josh from Colorado on June 4, 2015

1989 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They came with connector wires all nice and put together "awesome" I thought and after installing them and only getting one side working I found the problem being with that wire connector not holding the wire tight. So I thought I would take it off but the bridge where it connects is so tiny it was bending pulling the connector off, and about to break. Once working, they sound about like a really loud cell phone speaker. But I did have some 7 year old Fosgate Power series I was comparing to and the one working one sounds better than these. Crutchfield should consider not selling these any longer, it's a waste of time and effort. A cheap speaker that sounds terrible is worth being proud of because it was so cheap, but a more expensive one has traditionally got a slightly better sounding speaker.

Pros: Fits in factory position

Cons: Sounds like $20 for a lot more money.

Great for the Money

Written by: crispyrockstar from New Jersey on June 2, 2015

2001 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Packs a great punch, easy to install!

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Great speakers

Written by: Mike from Menifee CA on May 31, 2015

2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

If you want a great upgrade from your stock speakers these are great! Crisp and clean sound and easy to install. Thank you

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sound great

Written by: rd1 from Florida on May 16, 2015

2014 Ford F-150 XL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I paired these with a new kenwood head unit in my 14 F150 two front and two rear they are crystal clear and powerful.

Pros: Fit perfectly as stated, great full sound.

Cons: none

Rear Speakers

Written by: Steve from Arizona on May 16, 2015

1996 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

good sound and easy to install

Pros: Easy installation with the included wire harness

Cons: No cons on this one

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Written by: Jim S from Jax, FL on May 9, 2015

2000 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A huge improvement over the stock speakers. Perfect fit.

Pros: Great sound quality.

Cons: None.

Great replacement over factory

Written by: jeremy from Edmond, OK on May 5, 2015

2007 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect for first car, super easy installation and plenty loud for my 16 year old!

Pros: direct replacement

Cons: none

excellent for the price

Written by: jp from Nacogdoches texas on May 4, 2015

2001 Mercury Grand Marquis
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound for the price

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Good Sound for Price Range

Written by: Rockin in Tejas from Little Elm, TX on April 29, 2015

2006 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Appear to be a good product for the money. Using with HPF and they seem to handle the frequency range nicely.

Pros: good sound, value

Cons: none so far

sweet sound

Written by: jesse from Katy texas on April 28, 2015

1998 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great clarity and depth of all tones. Plenty of power too

Pros: Great sound for money

Cons: None yet

kenwood 6x8 speakers

Written by: joe from maryville, il on April 14, 2015

2007 Ford Fusion
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As usual, anything you get for Crutchfield is well thought out and fits perfectly. Speakers really improved my sound over the factory duds. Delivery was quick.

Pros: great sound, perfect fit

Cons: No cons here. all good

Awesome speakers

Written by: seminole67 from Ga on April 12, 2015

2014 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speakers

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

Spakers are awesome

Written by: Jacob G from Missouri on March 31, 2015

2000 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Put these in the back and worked perfectly. Still can't believe how crystal clear they are, even on the hardest songs from the 80s.

Pros: Look great, Sound Awesome, Crystal Clear

Cons: Need an adapter to install.

Good for the price

Written by: Anonymous from Eastlake, OH on March 29, 2015

1993 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Needed something better than factory and didn't want to pay a fortune,

Pros: Price

Cons: You won't be satisfied if you like a high quality sound

Love this product!! And Crutchfield!!!

Written by: 2005f150 from Utah on December 31, 2014

2005 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It is a great product. I just need a stereo to match. Put it in my 2005 f-150

Pros:

Cons: Crutchfield should include a dampening device to keep vibrations of the metal door.

E R

Written by: ERNIE R from LONG ISLAND New York on December 29, 2014

2006 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

good replacement speakers at a great price

Pros: fits well

Cons: just a step above the factory

Good Sound

Written by: DrewW from Idaho on December 13, 2014

2011 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good Sound.

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nice

Written by: pp from 93230 on December 6, 2014

2003 Mazda Protege5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great value

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goood

Written by: Soprano from North Charleston, SC on November 3, 2014

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

Great Value for new Speakers

Written by: Dave from Santa Cruz, California on September 15, 2014

2010 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers replaced factory speakers in a 2010 Ford Ranger truck. I added a new Kenwood head unit to the truck at the same time and the sound upgrade was unbelievable. My original intent was to add additional functionality to the truck stereo (bluetooth, Sirius) but the new speakers really added punch to the system. Plan on using the same speakers when I upgrade my Jeep.

Pros: Ease of installation (thanks to Crutchfield adapters) Sound quality Price

Cons: None

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Written by: lenwood from md on September 10, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

All good

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Good Speakers

Written by: hd_dh from Las Vegas, NV on August 5, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speakers for the money. cleans up the sounds form the factory speakers and makes it a little more crisp.

Pros: easy install, good sound, cheap

Cons: only decent sound quality

Excellent sound for the money

Written by: somebodyelse from Fort Pierce, FL on August 1, 2014

2004 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit in my 2004 Ford Ranger. Great sound paired with my Kenwood head unit.

Pros: Excellent sound and high efficiency. Perfect replacement for the old OEM speakers.

Cons: None that I can say.

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Written by: Rick H from Tahoe City, Ca on July 21, 2014

2001 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A great value for a good set of speakers

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No better than factory

Written by: Joshua from Sioux Falls, SD on July 12, 2014

1987 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I should have boxed them up and used the factory pair from 87

Pros: They fit in the factory spot

Cons: Weak sound

speakers

Written by: Anonymous from Borden, IN on July 4, 2014

2007 Kia Rio
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great

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PT CRUISER UPGRADE

Written by: GBANKS from CHARLOTTE NC on June 14, 2014

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

GREAT SPEAKER FOR THE PRICE AND MUCH BETTER THAN STOCK SPEAKERS!

Pros: EASY TO INSTALL AND SOUND GREAT!

Cons:

Decent little drop in

Written by: bunkH2o from New Lisbon, WI on May 31, 2014

2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

By far this is no incredible speaker. It struggles with lows, as any oval speaker will, but the mids and highs are pretty crisp. I put these in my '02 F250 Crew Cab and they fit perfectly. Did a really good job of spiffing up the sound to a 12 year old vehicle. Next up is a single sub and we should have great sound!

Pros: Inexpensive, mids and highs are crispy

Cons: Lows are lacking

Brighter Sound

Written by: Mr. Wilson from Soggy, WA on May 15, 2014

2005 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I replaced my factory Ford F150 speakers with these. I get a much brighter, fuller sound now. The old factory ones did their duty for 9 years but it was time for an update. The new Pioneers make drives much more enjoyable now.

Pros: Much better sound for the road.

Cons: None

Fit the bill.

Written by: DFW from Elkin, NC on May 11, 2014

1994 Ford Probe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Replacements for OEM speakers in a 1994 Ford Probe project car, the installation was effortless and the sound quality is excellent. A definite recommend.

Pros: Low cost. Easy of installation. Customer support. Quality of sound.

Cons: None.

Don't bother

Written by: Glenn W from SE WI on April 13, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Kenwood really phoned it in on this one. Just going from a single cone to a coaxial should have been more of an improvement than this. Ford did a better job on the OEM than KW did on these. Bought 2 pair and put in the rear door ones first, doubt if I'll bother putting the front pair in. I'll get better sound from a pair of Polk DB521/DXi525 5¼" ones with adapters than what these produce. Crutchfield would be better off not selling these so they won't be disappointing folks that would've gotten something else from them instead.

Pros: They fit.

Cons: "For the money" let's them off easy. If you're going to go through the effort of pulling body panels to upgrade your speakers, your ride deserves better than these.

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Written by: Samuel from Dover, Delaware on April 7, 2014

1998 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Outstanding product for the price!

Pros: Sound Quality is SUPERB, Bluetooth Hands Free Capable, CD, MP3 Ready, Various Color Display Options, Remote, Too many Pros to list!!!

Cons: No Cons to List!

Great overall sound

Written by: Patrick from State Center, IA on April 6, 2014

First, these sound great for what they are. Particularly, the highs are crisp and the tweeters have held up nicely over periods of long use. As with any 5x7 or 6x8 setup, you are not going to get amazing lows, as expected, but mid-level bass with these is somewhat punchy and clear. They sounded good with the factory head unit... After I paired them with a new Kenwood unit from Crutchfield, they sound much better. Mid and high-range sounds are clear and can take ever watt of volume put at them without distorting from the 22 watts RMS from the Kenwood head unit. Interestingly, mine came with adjustable/directional tweeter domes. Not sure if this was a change in the model or what (part number is the same) but they sound great. The wiring harnesses from Crutchfield are not necessary, but are a nice bonus to anyone unfamilier with speaker install or weak electrical background. I would definitely buy these again.

Pros: Crisp highs, highs do not distort at high volume, overall great sound for this size.

Cons: None

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Written by: JimL. from SimiValley,CA on March 10, 2014

2002 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Decent speakers for the price..

Pros: Exact replacement for my Ranger, fit perfect in the factory locations,

Cons: could use a little more deep bass

Details

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What's in the box?

Download the Kenwood KFC-C6865S manual

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

Features and Specs

General
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Balanced Dome
Tweeter Composition PEI
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Cloth
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity 92 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response 35 - 22k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 2-30
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 250
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 3/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 11/16

Product Research

Features

Tweeters: Each speaker has a 1" PEI balanced dome tweeter. A semi-dome tweeter has a dome placed inside a cone. Balanced dome tweeters are semi-dome tweeters with equal reproduction area given the cone and dome portions of the tweeter. PEI (Poly-Ether-Imide) is a polymer film that produces a wide soundstage for superior imaging.

Mounting Applications: Kenwood describes this speaker as a 6x8, but it also fits many 5x7 applications. Please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to confirm fit.

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Customer Q&A

1 question already asked

Less than hoped for [ BRUCE  Sep 09, 2014 ]
Hi, It's not bad, but I have a convertible and I'm just listening to rock music. I have not complaints though. I don't have an amplifier hooked up to it either. Hope that helps. [ MICHAEL P.  Sep 07, 2014 ]
No, they don't have a good amount of anything the six stock single cone speakers in my E350 van sounded better. These were so horrible I sent the second pair back after installing the first pair in the back doors. No 6 x 8 will deliver truly good base, but these couldn't deliver anything decent. I ended up going with a pair of Pioneer TS-D6802R for the middle pair (very clean highs & midrange, average bass) and a pair of Kenwood KFC-X683C up front (similar sound, not quite as clean) I left the pair of KFC-C6865S in the back doors because it's an 11 passenger van and they can't insult my ears from way back there ;) [ GLENN  Sep 05, 2014 ]
I'd say the bass response is well within what I would expect from a 6x8" speaker. [ DAVID  Sep 05, 2014 ]
Better than most in their price range but nothing earthshaking. They were a nice improvement over what I did have, an off brand and I was looking for better balance rather than bass. [ David  Sep 05, 2014 ]
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