Kenwood Excelon KFC-X693

6" x 9" 3-way car speakers

Item #: 113KFCX693

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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 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.

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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

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.

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What's in the box?

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  • 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

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
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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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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These speakers are nice and sound great!

Written By KassidyK, Oklahoma on Monday, December 29, 2014

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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!


Written By tgar, San Angelo, Tx on Friday, September 19, 2014

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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


Written By Anonymous, Kiel, Wisconsin on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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Awesome quality, sound and build.

Pros: Everything. These rock.

Cons: Nothing.

X693 speakers

Written By GJB, McAllen, TX on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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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, New Orleans on Saturday, March 29, 2014

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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, San Francisco on Friday, September 13, 2013

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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, PA on Sunday, August 04, 2013

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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, Dallas area on Friday, May 31, 2013

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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, Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 02, 2013

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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

Couldn't ask for better quality

Written By Joe, Troy, MI on Friday, 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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Reduce ambient road noise and your vehicle's "rattles," for better sound inside your car.
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