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Kenwood eXcelon KFC-X468C

4"x6" Speakers

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You can bank on the quality that you'll get from the Kenwood eXcelon line. The KFC-X468C has a PBO (an ultra-rigid crystal polymer) advanced fiber cone woofer for quick response and high resistance to moisture and heat.

A PEI (polyetherimide) film balanced dome tweeter is extremely light and responsive for smooth high-frequency response. Thanks to its weather-resistant butyl rubber surround, this top-notch 4"x6" will perform superbly for years to come.

Highlights:

  • PBO (polyphenylenebenzobisoxazole) advanced fiber woofer with butyl rubber surround
  • 1" PEI (polyetherimide) film balanced dome tweeter
  • sensitivity 90 dB
  • frequency response 40-32,000 Hz
  • recommended power range 2-25 watts RMS
  • peak power handling 100 watts
  • top-mount depth 1-13/16"
  • 2-year warranty

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Features and Specs
General
Design
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2-way
Tweeter Design
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Balanced dome
Tweeter Composition
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Polyetherimide
Woofer Composition
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PBO advanced fiber
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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90 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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40 - 32k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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2-25
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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100
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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1 13/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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N/A
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What's in the box?

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  • Two 2-way speakers
  • Two 9.5' lengths of speaker wire (each has female quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other end)
  • 2 Strips of self-adhesive foam
  • 8 Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • 8 Tinnerman clips
  • Warranty Card
  • Important Safeguards

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Features
Warranty Note

Features

Woofers: The woofer cones are PBO advanced fiber. PBO is a high-performance fiber that has superior strength, thermal stability and very low moisture retention. Since PBO resists flexing and is heat-resistant, the speaker has lower distortion and improved power handling. The low moisture retention allows the speaker to retain its original performance for a longer period of time without being changed by the elements. For a smoother response and improved durability, each speaker uses a butyl rubber surround.

Tweeters: Each speaker uses a 1" PEI balanced-dome tweeter. PEI (Poly-Ether Imide) is a polymer film that has ideal sound characteristics, making it perfect for use as a tweeter. A PEI balanced-dome tweeter produces a wide soundstage for superior imaging.

Warranty Note

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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5 out of 5

Kenwood eXcelon KFC-X468C

Written By BRIAN, BUENA PARK, CA on Friday, April 29, 2005
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I bought these speakers to replace the factory front door speakers in a 1996 Cavalier and they are a big improvement. Clean crisp highs and nice sounding lows. They sound great even with the sound turned up high.
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Written By Albert, Wichita Kansas on Wednesday, April 13, 2005
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Not bad very impressed! Not hard to hook up at all. Installed in my 2003 Chevy Silverado. Had to also install the Kenwood eXcelon KFC-X178 6-3/4" 2-way Speakers, Kenwood eXcelon KFC-X468C 4"x6" 2-way Speakers, and last but not least Metra VT-GMRC-01 GM Class II Data bus Interface.. Very easliy done about 4 hours worth of work but no problem and save 200 bucks on install by doing it myself..
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4 out of 5

Very nice replacements for factory speakers

Written By Terry, Gulf Coast, MS on Monday, February 14, 2005
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Bought these speakers to replace the factory rear pillar speakers in my '95 GMC truck. My deck is a low end Kenwood (forget the model)and these speakers seem to be a very nice match. The sound is very clear and with decent bass response for such a small speaker. A big improvement over the factory speakers. I also replaced the 6-1/2" front door speakers with Kenwood models and they also made the sound much clearer. The factory rears had no clarity at all, mainly just high mid noise. The Kenwoods fixed that. These actually sound musical instead. I used to fade the system to the front to avoid the sound of the rear speakers. Not anymore. I'm not trying to build a boom box just a decent system. All in all good speakers for the money. I would reccomend them for this type of installation.
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