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Kenwood Excelon KFC-X693

6" x 9" 3-way car speakers

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Kenwood Excelon KFC-X693

Overview

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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.

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.

Kenwood Excelon KFC-X693 6"x9" speakers feature 1" silk dome midrange drivers that combine with 3/4" balanced soft dome tweeters to paint a strong sonic image without ever sounding harsh. Because of their specially designed magnetic circuitry and neodymium magnets, the compact midrange drivers use less steel in their construction, for more accurate response than conventional drivers.

Priced per pair

Great sound. Excellent value.

Rod H, Billings, MT

What's in the Box:

  • Two 3-way 6x9 speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Grille frames
  • Two 11" lengths of speaker wire (each has quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • Eight 1-1/2" Self-tapping screws
  • Eight M4x70mm Machine screws
  • 8 Large flat washers
  • 8 Small flat washers
  • 8 Split lock washers
  • Eight M4 Hex nuts
  • Two 4" Strips of speaker grille putty
  • Warranty information
  • Template and specifications on box

Product Highlights:

  • 6"x9" 3-way car speakers
  • Diamond Array Pattern carbon-polypropylene woofer
  • butyl rubber surround
  • 1" silk dome midrange
  • 3/4" PEI dome tweeter
  • power range: 2-130 watts RMS (300 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 50-25,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 89 dB
  • depth: 3-3/8"
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Kenwood Excelon KFC-X693 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

15 Reviews

so far, so good

Written by: dogchasecats from Norcross, GA on June 13, 2016

2005 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are very nice speakers... and they didn't break the bank. Firm bass response, the treble is very clear. I am only pushing 22 Watts with my head unit, but they are as loud as I care to listen. Major upgrade for my original paper cone speakers. Install: had to drill holes in the sheet metal under the dash. Once I accepted that fact, it was pretty easy. I tried to create a mounting bracket from the old speakers (not everything on Youtube is useful) and that was a fail.

Pros: Great response, great sound. Crutchfield included everything I needed.

Cons: Installation requires a few drill holes. No big deal.

51 Merc now has tunes

Written by: Rod H from Billings, MT on June 6, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound. Excellent value.

Pros: Can't ask for a better deal. Great deal and great sound.

Cons: Can't think of any

Amazing Speakers

Written by: Brandon from Greensburg, PA on April 5, 2016

1997 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Although a little tricky to install, because I had to play with the door frame support, These speakers had an overall easy installation. Playing with a little wire crimping because the factory speaker connectors were messed up, it was fairly simple. The sound quality is extremely clear and the bass is super strong. I paired these speakers up with my Kenwood KDC-162U Stereo.

Pros: -Amazing sound quality -Easy to install -Came with all the stuff I needed

Cons: -The terminals are a little flimsy and felt like they could easily break off.

Great Speaker

Written by: James from Tennessee on June 30, 2015

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These speakers are amazing. The range and sheer power will blow you away. I have mine installed in the rear doors of a 2014 Ram Quad Cab and they are being pushed by an Alpine PDR-V75. FYI...There's plenty of install room, no modifications needed for the rear doors.

Pros: Great range, highs are crisp, still very punchy, extremely clear with high power and lots of volume. Do not go with a smaller speaker or cheaper speaker. You won't regret it.

Cons: I am very very picky and I have none.

Kenwood Excelon KFC-X693

Written by: 5409 on May 26, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This speaker has great sound for my music taste, very clean and crisp with a proper amount of thump. Would recommend it for any replacement of a 6x9. Enjoy them.

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Cons: The depth is something to overcome, however with proper spacing or flash mounting it was easy.

These speakers are nice and sound great!

Written by: KassidyK from Oklahoma on December 29, 2014

1998 Dodge Ram
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

On the Crutchfield these speakers seemed like they'd be good. After my father-in-law installed them in his truck I was amazed with how well they sound at such a good price. Needless to say, he loves them and couldn't be more happier with them. Crutchfield, you rock!

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Written by: tgar from San Angelo, Tx on September 19, 2014

2012 Nissan Frontier SV
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I put replaced the factory speakers(rear doors) with a pair of these in my sons 2012 Frontier. I connect them to a new Kenwood DPX500BT. "They kick"dad!!(his words).

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: none

Amazing

Written by: Anonymous from Kiel, Wisconsin on June 10, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome quality, sound and build.

Pros: Everything. These rock.

Cons: Nothing.

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Written by: GJB from McAllen, TX on June 10, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent sound. Really don't need a sub unless you like super heavy bass. Complete package

Pros: Full range. Excellent sounding. Handles well at high and low outputs

Cons: Heavy. Had to reinforce. That's why I gave it 4 instead of 5

Wow what low end punch

Written by: Jeff from New Orleans on March 29, 2014

1989 Chevrolet Camaro
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased a sub with my system but I probably didn't need it. these thing kick. went into a 1989 Camaro IROC, the car is a weekend cruiser and now it has a kick butt system in it. Really like Kenwood

Pros: Awesome sound highs all the way through the range to big punchy lows

Cons: First set had a blown speaker but these guys took care of it and I could not be happier

Kenwood Excelon KFC-X693

Written by: JH from San Francisco on September 13, 2013

2005 Chevrolet Malibu
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought these speakers for my wife and her 'soccer Mom cruiser'. Speakers are matched with the Kenwood KFC-X173 6-3/4" speakers in the front doors, Kenwood DDX-470 head and Clarion XC1410 amp. I installed the speakers before adding the head and amp and gave them a try, what a difference over the factory speakers. Well worth the cost.

Pros: Excellent value and sound.

Cons: None.

Nice sound

Written by: bravo from PA on August 4, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

nice full sound, good range, worth the $.

Pros: nice sound

Cons: the speaker wires and metal tabs to connect the speaker wires are a little flimsy. I would have expected something more study from Kenwood.

Great sound & value

Written by: Nerwin from Dallas area on May 31, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Put a pair of these in Datsun 280Z rear because there's not a lot of options for locations. Have one of the vintage look head units for power. Sound quality is pretty darn good. Much better than anticipated.

Pros: Good deep sound, lot of speaker for the money.

Cons: None so far

Nice Compromise

Written by: Keeping Old Cars Running For Kids from Washington, DC on January 2, 2013

1996 Volvo 960
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installing these replacements in a 1996 Volvo 960 (rear deck) and fading the sound system a few notches to the rear made even the older OEM speakers in front sound better. Far less trouble to install (but yes, the back seat does have to come out of this vehicle) than a full component set (involving doors and dash as well), and the rear deck only option provides really good sound across the entire range. The fit (using OEM factory grills) was perfect; maybe not such a big deal but I was impressed that Crutchfield knew that with the vehicle choice system on an older car, and said so. If I were considering an investment in speakers, I'd at least consider trying these alone at first.

Pros: Very clean sound across the range; suitability of fit for my application

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Couldn't ask for better quality

Written by: Joe from Troy, MI on August 26, 2011

I put these in my '76 Jeep CJ7. Two 6x9s and two 5 1/4's. I can finally hear my music with the top down on the freeway. The only gripe I have is the speaker wire that comes off of these speakers is so thin but I changed it out with some better quality stuff. To get the full potential of these speakers you have to have an amp. I power these with a 350 watt RMS 2 channel amp.

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What's in the box?

Download the Kenwood Excelon KFC-X693 manual

  • Two 3-way 6x9 speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Grille frames
  • Two 11" lengths of speaker wire (each has quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • Eight 1-1/2" Self-tapping screws
  • Eight M4x70mm Machine screws
  • 8 Large flat washers
  • 8 Small flat washers
  • 8 Split lock washers
  • Eight M4 Hex nuts
  • Two 4" Strips of speaker grille putty
  • Warranty information
  • Template and specifications on box

Features and Specs

General
Design 3-way
Tweeter Design 3/4" Balanced Dome
Tweeter Composition PEI
Woofer Composition Carbon-Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
Specifications
Sensitivity 89 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response 50 - 25k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 2-130
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 300
Impedance (Ohms) ---
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 3 3/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 3 7/8

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Features

Woofers: The woofer cones are constructed of a Carbon-Polypropylene Hybrid with a Diamond Array Pattern for added rigidity. They use butyl rubber surrounds for a smoother response and improved durability.

Tweeters: Each speaker uses a 3/4" PEI balanced-dome tweeter. PEI (Poly-Ether Imide) is a polymer film that has sound characteristics ideal for use as a tweeter. The balanced-dome tweeter produces a wide soundstage for superior imaging.

Midranges: Each speaker uses a 1" Silk soft dome midrange for smooth, precise vocals.

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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