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Kenwood Excelon KFC-X133

5-1/4" 2-way car speakers

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Our take on the Kenwood Excelon KFC-X133

by Buck Pomerantz
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.

Kenwood Excelon speakers incorporate technical know-how and advanced materials to give your music the full, rich sound it deserves. These full-range speakers sport a diamond-array pattern etched into their woofers that increases the strength of the carbon-polypropylene cone for improved dynamic response and lower distortion. The butyl rubber surround resists weathering, providing reliable support that keeps your music playing, no matter what.

The KFC-X133 5-1/4" full-range speakers feature 3/4" silk dome tweeters that deliver all the high-frequency details without sounding harsh. Because of their specially designed magnetic circuitry and neodymium magnets, these compact tweeters use less steel in their construction than most tweeters, so you'll hear more accurate response.

Highlights:

  • 2-way 5-1/4" speakers (pair)
  • Diamond Array Pattern carbon-polypropylene woofer
  • butyl rubber surround
  • 3/4" silk dome tweeter
  • power range: 2-40 watts RMS (160 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 74-24,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 86 dB
  • depth: 2-3/8"
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Design
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2-way
Tweeter Design
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3/4" Soft Dome
Tweeter Composition
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Silk
Woofer Composition
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Carbon Polypropylene
Woofer Surround
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Butyl rubber
Parts Warranty
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2 Years
Labor Warranty
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2 Years
Specifications
Sensitivity
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86 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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74 - 24k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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2-40
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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160
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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2 3/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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4 13/16
Product Research
What's in the box?

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  • Two 5.25" two-way speakers
  • 2 Metal mesh grilles
  • 2 Plastic grille frames
  • Two 11" 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
  • Warranty Card
  • Specifications and template are on the box

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Features

Woofers: The woofer cones are constructed of Carbon-PP (polypropylene) with a diamond array pattern.  The woofers feature butyl rubber surrounds for a smoother response and improved durability.

Tweeters: Each speaker uses a 3/4" Silk soft dome tweeter for smooth, accurate highs.

Mounting: The speaker features a standard 5.25", 4-hole mounting pattern.

Warranty Note: Although these speakers come with a 1-year warranty card, they are covered by the Kenwood eXcelon 2-year warranty.

 
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4 out of 5

Much better than stock

Written By Mike, Casper Wyoming on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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Much better than stock. I don't have a lot to say, because I don't have multiple speakers to compare them to.
Pros:
Heavy. Clear. Dynamic.
Cons:
Speaker Grill is flimsy and doesn't attach very secure. This would not prevent me from purchasing another pair, however.
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5 out of 5

Very Clear, Clean Sound

Written By AmanG, Central Valley, CA on Thursday, September 19, 2013
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Great speakers, produce beautiful sound, it's immersive, which is what I was looking for. The highs are high, and the mids are clear. Paired with a KDC-X997 I get amazing sound from these speakers, and that's without being powered by a 4 channel amp (for now). These speakers are built very very well. I can open up the doors on my truck, put the volume up to 26 and have music playing behind the truck and you can easily hear everything in the song. Highly recommend a subwoofer with these to match the mids and highs these speakers will put out!
Pros:
Sound amazing, and produce alot of sound. Built well.
Cons:
Seems as though these speakers are made to be part of a complete system, in which I mean it's assumed your adding or already have a subwoofer.
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5 out of 5

Very nice

Written By TomG, Altoona, PA on Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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I've bought 2 pairs of these speakers to replace the factory speakers in my Accent. I am very pleased with the sound quality. I also have a Kenwood receiver. I listen to a large range of music and I hear things in the music that I didn't hear before. The sound is nice is clear and I can crank the volume pretty loud without it overpowering the speakers. There is still a point where they do start to garble, but at that point, the volume is too loud and you should be wearing ear plugs at that level. With these speakers, I do recommend that you get a separate sub. I haven't used them without, but I'm pretty sure these speakers were not designed to put out bass.
Pros:
Great sound quality, mounted perfectly, price(when I bought them)
Cons:
Not made for bass, get a sub.
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3 out of 5

Kenwood Excelon KFC-X133

Written By Anonymous, Reading, PA on Sunday, May 27, 2012
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I bought these to replace my front speakers on a 2000 GMC Sierra 1500, which are located in the front doors. I had prior experience taking off the door pieces to get at the speakers when I replaced a window motor. There is at least one YouTube video that shows you exactly how to do it--it is VERY simple. Switching out the factory speakers for these was VERY simple. I also replaced the receiver, so the job took me a little more than an hour. I"m a rock guy. I tend to listen to my music at a high volume. The factory speakers were obviously not great, but they did the job for me for 12 years. These speakers are very good at mid and low volumes. The sound is unquestionably better. However, at high volumes, they can't handle bass of any sort. Ordinarily, that' would be fine with me, since I HATE bass-heavy music, but the sound distortion is pretty bad at high volumes, which is a problem I never had with my factory speakers. I do understand that these are only 5 1/4 speakers and, in a proper system, shouldn't handle the bulk of the heavy work. I am unlikely ever to buy an amp and a sub, but I'm sure that the sound would be much better at higher volumes if I did. I didn't replace the rear speakers because they're smaller than the fronts in a Sierra, but maybe if I also swap them out for better speakers the overall sound at high volume will improve.
Pros:
Price, Ease of Install
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4 out of 5

Good Value for $$

Written By MikeL, Washington, DC on Wednesday, November 03, 2010
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As promised -- could use a subwoofer with these.
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4 out of 5

Kenwood Excelon KFC-X133

Written By CreightonH, Green Bay, WI on Thursday, September 30, 2010
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Excellent speakers for their size! I would recommend these combined with a subwoofer for extended bass response. The highs are very smooth, detailed and clear. And you cannot go wrong working with Crutchfield!
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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1 question already asked

What type of modifications are needed? [ John  Dec 13, 2013 ]
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  • Thanks for your question John. For specifics on the modifications needed for installation in your vehicle please contact an Advisor by phone or chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see exactly what is involved. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 13, 2013 ]

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