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Kenwood KFC-1694PS

6-1/2" 3-way car speakers — also fit 6-3/4" openings

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Our take on the Kenwood KFC-1694PS

by John Pollard
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.

Strong performance
Kenwood's Performance Series KFC-1694PS 6-1/2" speakers deliver the full range of your music with their multi-driver design. Each 3-way speaker features a polypropylene woofer cone with a Diamond Array pattern that increases strength, improves bass response, and reduces internal vibrations and other distortions. The strong urethane surround is extremely lightweight, increasing speaker efficiency.

Multi-driver design
A 1-9/16" water-resistant paper cone covers the midrange frequencies, providing warmth in the vocal range, while a 1/2" ceramic flat tweeter broadcasts the high frequencies effectively to complete the all-round coverage. Grilles are included.

Highlights:

  • 3-way 6-1/2" speakers (pair)
  • Diamond Array Pattern polypropylene woofer
  • urethane foam surround
  • 1-9/16" water-resistant paper cone midrange, 1/2" ceramic flat tweeter
  • power range: 2-70 watts RMS (240 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 80-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • mounting tabs for use in 6-3/4" openings
  • depth: 1-7/8"
  • warranty: 1 year
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Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
General
Design
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3-way
Tweeter Design
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1-9/16" Cone
Tweeter Composition
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Paper
Woofer Composition
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Polypropylene
Woofer Surround
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Urethane
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity
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88 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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80 - 22k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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2-70
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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240
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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1 7/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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4 7/8
Product Research
What's in the box?

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  • Two 3-way speakers
  • 2 Metal grilles
  • 2 Plastic grille frames
  • Two 18" Lengths of speaker wire (each has female quick slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • Eight 1" self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Grille putty
  • Warranty information
  • Specifications/ Template on box

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Features

Cone Woofers: The woofer cones are textured Polypropylene with urethane surrounds. Polypropylene woofers are resistant to the moisture and temperature extremes found in automotive applications.

Tweeters: Each speaker has a 1-9/16" cone tweeter and a 1/2" ceramic, flat super-tweeter for added high frequency reproduction.

Mounting: The KFC-1694PS will fit in in standard three-hole and four-hole 6-1/2 applications. They can also be easily mounted in 6-3/4 applications, but because the extra screw holes create an air leak in the larger opening, speaker baffles must be used.

 
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3 out of 5

Average

Written By Craig P, Clearwater, Fl on Thursday, January 09, 2014
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Just give it an average. Doesnt handle the bass very well. Using with Kenwood 890hd unit.
Pros:
Good mid and hi
Cons:
not much lows
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5 out of 5

Kenwood KFC-1694PS Auto Radio/Player

Written By JohnK, Pawleys Island, SC on Monday, December 16, 2013
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Excellent product ...gift for my son and he is very pleased
Pros:
Reasonably priced and excellent quality
Cons:
A little difficult for an old 'fart' to figure out
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5 out of 5

Kenwood KFC-1694PS

Written By RC, Sherwood, AR on Saturday, October 19, 2013
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I got these speakers at a great price! I really like the 3-way design; gives better mids and highs than my factory speakers. Make sure you use speaker setup to maximize the sound.
Pros:
Excellent fit and quality. Much better than factory speakers
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

Great sound, better price

Written By Ed B., Rapid City, SD on Thursday, October 17, 2013
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Speakers themselves were easy to install, took a bit to figure out my vehicles factory wiring due to the Infinity upgrade on my '99 Dodge Ram, but, once that was done, quick install, speakers sound WAY better than what I replaced.
Pros:
Sounds great
Cons:
None yet ...
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Kenwood KFC-1694PS

Written By JoeP, Alamo,Tn. on Saturday, October 12, 2013
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Speakers sound great with full range
Pros:
Great sound
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4 out of 5

Nice speakers-Work great

Written By Sean C, Warren, CT on Thursday, October 10, 2013
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Not much to say in particular. Wish they were a tad more bassy, but they work well and installed easily.
Pros:
Easy install, sound is well within expectations
Cons:
Wish they were a tad more bassy (is that a word?)
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5 out of 5

Great sound!

Written By ThePotts, Maceo, KY on Friday, October 04, 2013
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These speakers sound great. That's all I ask of any set of speakers!
Pros:
Great sound
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5 out of 5

Nice speakers

Written By Anonymous, cleveland, OH on Saturday, July 13, 2013
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Great speakers for the money
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great Set

Written By Trivon, Atlanta, GA on Sunday, June 23, 2013
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One of the better speakers out there. Can't ask for anything better right now. I'm satisfied.
Pros:
Having it mated to the factory stereo is working pretty well. It's loud but not as loud as I'd like, but that's because of the lack of power. Great highs though, crisp and loud.
Cons:
No cons thus far. I have it mated to the factory stereo (aka no power), so I dunno what the cons would be as yet!
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4 out of 5

very nice

Written By jeff, hamburg on Monday, March 25, 2013
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very nice for the money, easy to install and give a nice clean sound.
Pros:
easy install
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Kenwood KFC - 1694PS Speakers

Written By Rudy L, Gray, TN on Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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I used these speakers to replace the factory speakers in my 01 Nissan Frontier. The difference is wonderful. The new speakers are much better than stock speakers. The Installation was very easy thanks to the wiring kit and the door panel removal instructions provided with the speakers.
Pros:
Easy installation and great sound.
Cons:
None.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Burned Out Quick!

Written By Dan, Clarksville, TN on Sunday, March 10, 2013
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Installed these speakers in the front panels of my Toyota Matrix. I have a Sony Xplod MEX-BT2900 receiver with an RMS of 17 watts and a peak of 52 watts, so these speakers should operate well within the limits of power output. Unfortunately the right speaker started to distort and go out within a few days, and 2 months later it is completely dead. The left speaker is beginning to follow suit after just 3 months installed. I will never buy a Kenwood product again.
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2 out of 5

They work....just not at a loud level

Written By Majorhi, Wilsonville,OR on Thursday, March 07, 2013
 
Installed easily in the rear doors of my car with the adapter brackets and wiring plug. Has decent sound at low levels. Sounds better than the broken non working factory speakers they replaced.
Pros:
Quick install and fit as they should. Decent sound at conversation volume.
Cons:
Can't handle the Monsoon systems power in my 2000 Jetta at levels louder than just above road noise.
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5 out of 5

Kenwood KFC-1694PS

Written By ram, Kahului, HI on Thursday, March 07, 2013
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Great sounding speakers.
Pros:
A good buy., sounds better than the X173.
Cons:
N/A
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Kenwood KFC-1694PS

Written By Anonymous, NW Ohio on Monday, March 04, 2013
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These speakers fit perfectly in my front doors. They sound awsome.
Pros:
Smooth install with included adapters
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5 out of 5

Awesome sound

Written By Thanatos, Huntsville, TX on Saturday, February 16, 2013
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Mounted four of these in the doors( 2 front and 2 rear) of a Tundra Crewmax. They sound great and handle the higher RMS with the amplifier for a very clear and crisp sound quality. Use the rear mounting brackets and invert them with longer bolts for easy installation.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Kenwood Speakers

Written By Sharon, Wolfe City, TX on Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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I replaced the factory speakers with these Kenwood Speakers. The sound is awesome & crystal clear! This was a huge improvement over the stock speakers!!!
Pros:
Great Sound & very detailed installation instructions!
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Kenwood Speakers

Written By Jordan92028, Bonsall, CA on Friday, January 18, 2013
 
almost no bass at all, was very disappointed
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5 out of 5

Kenwood KFC-1694PS

Written By Pete, Burlington, NJ on Thursday, October 11, 2012
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I bought a set of four KFC-1694PS car speakers to replace the factory ones of my daughters 2005 Chevy Cobalt. This Kenwood is a great quality speaker with an excellent overall sound, virtually no distortion also at higher volume levels, powerful bass - my daughter loves the new sound! Easy installation thanks to the excellent Crutchfield how to install manual and included GM wire adapters and adapter frames!
Pros:
"3-Way to go" Excellent speaker at an attractive price level
Cons:
None
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Excellent sound

Written By Chip, Fayetteville, GA on Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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These replaced the original speakers in the truck I am giving my 16 yr old. The sound is excellent. No distortion with many different types of music and with the radio turned up all of the way. With bass boost turned on, the sound was still better than expected. Good deep sound.
Pros:
3-way with good sound reproduction from high frequencies to the low frequencies. Speakers fit perfectly in the factory speaker mounts.
Cons:
none
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great Chevy door speakers

Written By Anonymous, Longview, TX on Sunday, July 01, 2012
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Great speakers for the money . I would buy more for the rear if they would fit the rear door
6 out of 7 people found this helpful
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