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Kicker 40CSS654

6-1/2" component speaker system

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It's time for an upgrade

Upgrading the old factory speakers in your car will give you a huge bump in sound quality, and Kicker designed CS Series speakers to get your sound system rockin' without breaking the bank. You'll enjoy your music even more when you hear all the details that your muddy-sounding factory speakers couldn't begin to reproduce.  

Bring on the treble and the bass

Kicker's 40CSS654 component speaker set provides low end from a tough 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer, with a polyester foam surround that will stay strong for years to come. The separate 3/4" titanium dome tweeter takes care of the vocal and instrumental details that'll really bring your music to life. The outboard crossover network allows you to pick from three different tweeter level settings so you'll get balanced sound wherever you're sitting. Grilles are included.

Installation note: You'll need a pair of our universal backstraps to install the tweeters in the factory locations.

Product Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes 2 woofers, 2 tweeters, and 2 crossovers
  • 6-1/2" polypropylene woofers with polyester foam surrounds
  • 3/4" titanium dome tweeters
  • external crossover network with 3 tweeter levels (0, +3, +6 dB)
  • power range: 2-100 watts RMS (300 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 35-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-13/16"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Why install component speakers?

A component speaker system gives you the best possible performance from your car audio system. A system consists of separate woofers, tweeters, and crossovers, each designed to cover one specific range of frequencies. As separate components, the woofer can move freely to deliver more powerful performance, while the tweeter can be custom-mounted in a better spot up closer to your ears, revealing a whole new world of detail. Separate crossovers are far superior to the simple filters wired into full-range speakers, so the components work together for smoother, more focused sound.

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Toyota tundra

Written By Bill f, Rhode Island on Sunday, November 15, 2015

Makes my Toyota Tundra sound great even with factory radio .. Lost alittle volume but I'm go a install amp to fix that

Kickers in leaf

Written By Anonymous, Georgia on Saturday, October 03, 2015

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Great product, almost all the hardware included and most importantly sounds great.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: The Crutchfield supplied brackets or adapters were difficult to use, someone should really invest some time on designing a more suitable solution for standard sized speakers.

First time car speaker installer

Written By krittah, New Orleans on Sunday, August 30, 2015

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Speakers sound really good. I do believe I still need a sub to fully round out the sound, but it's a good start from the blown speakers that came with the 2001 Xterra I just bought. I had some trouble, it's my first car stereo speaker install. The mounting brackets that Crutchfield sold with the speakers didn't fit. However I found I didn't need them and was able to screw the speakers directly into the factory mount with the holes only being about 1mm off from perfect. But I made it happen! The tweeters had me baffled for awhile, until I realized I could remove the factory tweeters and their mounting bracket. I was then able to pop the kicker tweeter into the backside of the plastic tweeter cover of the door panel. It fit almost perfectly and I added a little super glue to help secure it, however I don't think that was really needed. I left some extra length to the tweeters wiring so I could move the door panel around while reinstalling it. Sounds great!!!!

Pros: Sounds great!

Cons: Not so easy to install.

How to use factory tweeter mounts, and where to mount crossovers

Written By MisterLeadFoot, California on Sunday, August 23, 2015

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Description says you need to make custom mounts for tweeters, but you can use factory mounts with a less-than-5-minute modification: Remove door panel. Remove factory speaker grill. Unscrew retaining nuts from factory tweeter mount screws. Screws are plastic so don't torque on them - ask me how I know! Remove tweeter mount from door panel. So can later use factory wire connectors to connect Kicker crossover to factory wire connector at woofer location in the door, unscrew wire retainer on factory tweeter, and snip wires close to tweeter. Factory tweeter is slid down onto retaining pins and epoxied to mount. Pop tweeter off mount by prying up With small srewdriver at tweeter base where it meets mount. Use a 1 - 3/4" hole saw to cut a hole for Kicker tweeter. Factory mount has a "crosshair" type tweeter "grill", and on back side of mount, crosshair is indented, which the hole saw drill bit fits perfectly into, so use that as a guide for your hole saw. This will cut a hole, and get rid of everything else you don't need on mount in one-fell-swoop! Unscrew retaining collar on Kicker tweeter and slide tweeter into mount from front. Since factory mount is thin, flip tweeter collar over and reinstall it on tweeter from back side of mount to secure tweeter to mount. Re-attach tweeter mount to door panel. Note that mount fits onto door panel only one way. Remember, screws are plastic. Voila, new tweeter in factory location!

Pros: Speakers sound great. Attached crossovers to back side of door panels in front of lower door pockets with 3M double-sided tape, so I could later adjust tweeter levels w/o having to remove door panels. Loosen screw and bottom of door panel, door pocket lifts out, and I can reach crossover switches. I later did the factory crossover bypass mod, and they sound even better.

2005 Chevy Colorado

Written By Dom, Minnesota on Sunday, August 16, 2015

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Installed these in my 2005 Chevy Colorado. They sound about twice as good as factory speakers. I did not use the door tweeters as I did not want to modify the fitment but they still sounded great without them! I recommend to anyone looking for better than factory sound.

Pros: sound great Easy install Fit good

Great upgrade for the price!

Written By NikkoS, California on Thursday, August 13, 2015

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I've had these components installed in my 2 door coupe for a few months now, which is known to have lots of road noise. Both the tweeters and woofers are in the factory locations, the very front dash and the bottom front doors. I first tried them with a 50 watt rms per channel amp, and honestly my first impression was that they were mediocre. They distorted at high volume and the mids and bass weren't there. Didn't think they were any better than factory.

That was until I installed a more powerful amp. With 100-125 watt rms to each side, THIS SET CAME ALIVE!!! The tweets rang through the freeway noise and the woofers gave that punchy distortion-free bass expected from Kicker. Response was even better after sound deadening. I don't have a subwoofer yet, but now I am considering not getting one.

The only gripe I had left were the 3/4 inch tweeters. The music I played brought out some harsh highs that my ears couldn't handle at high volume, even after reducing the treble all the way down from my headunit. I figured the harshness was a signature of the metallic tweeter material. I didn't want to go through the hassle of starting over, so I bought a separate set Alpine's Type S silk tweeters. I had to widen the dash opening and cut/changed connectors to accommodate the new tweeters, but they worked PERFECTLY with the Kicker crossovers. Now I have natural sounding highs and punchy lows, still all for less than Kickers KS series components!

Pros: Having the right powered amplifier will really bring this set to life! Tuned correctly and with some sound deadening, the midbass from the woofers provide a nice low punch and the mids and highs cut through the road noise. I really recommend this set for the price.

Cons: Some don't prefer the harsh sounding highs from the metallic tweeters like this set provides and I am one of those people. Not enough to knock off a star though. I would recommend Kickers KS series components for a little more, or buying a separate set of silk tweeters on sale (which I personally did).

Front speakers

Written By Mtrops, California on Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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Great clarity and with my amp, I can now crank these bad boys up and still they sound crisp

Pros: Clear and crisp

Decent speakers

Written By Oscar, California on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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I replaced the front stock speakers with these. I am now getting good sound separation. Distortion has reduced and the sound is cleaner. Highs are crisp and clear, but I feel they lack some mids/bass. I probably need to replace my deck, but that's the next chapter

Pros: - Good highs. Clean/crisp sound

Cons: Mids/Bass. They probably need a good amp to drive the sound

Great quality for the price

Written By Andy G, Montana on Wednesday, July 01, 2015

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For the price point of these components, you aren't going to get much more bang for your buck! The highs are crystal clear and the mids have very decent range.

poor quality

Written By dp, Alabama on Wednesday, July 01, 2015

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the sound quality is very poor when used with an amp. I have purchased 2 sets of these speakers, thinking the first set must have been a bad set. Both sets have the same problem, when used with an amp the high tones (tweeters) fade out to a flat sound at higher volumes. Kicker tech says that the gain is not set to match the head unit, but no matter how the gain is set the high tones still fade out at high volume. I am using an amp that is 80 watts rms X 4, these speakers should be able to handle that power but they do not. Beware not for upgraded aftermarket systems!

Pros: good factory upgrades

Cons: not for amp powered systems

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Written By Mark, Bluefield va on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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This was a great upgrade to my 2015 Jeep Wrangler unlimited

Pros: Great quality sound easy to install

Great sounding speakers!

Written By L. D, Louisiana on Sunday, June 14, 2015

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Very nice set of speakers and fairly easy installation for a first timer. Instructions were clear. Replaced 15 year old factory speakers and what an improvement!

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Written By Anonymous, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, June 03, 2015

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I just installed these in my pickup this morning. They replace the factory Infiniti speakers that were worn out. They were simple to install and sound great!

Kicker Components

Written By Robert, Madison Heights, Va on Thursday, May 28, 2015

I purchased these speakers and the 2 way coaxial speakers May of last year with a 12 in Kicker Competition Series Sub for my car. I am extremely happy with the sound I have using these Kickers. The guy I bought the car from can't believe how good it sounds now. I plan to get a set of the component speakers for my truck next

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Written By Bill G, Texas on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Easy install and great sound. The DB setting is a great idea and easy to dial in the tweeter.

Pros: Easy install

Jeep 11' Wrangler Install

Written By thart, Florida on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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Excellent sound, considerable improvement over the stock Wrangler speakers. The tweeters were a perfect fit into the factory dash tweeter location. Required no cutting or modifications, they look factory installed. The mids were a little more difficult to install. The adapter supplied with the speakers was useless. Ended up cutting the factory speakers so I could use them as adapters (found video online).

Pros: Clarity, tweeter install

Cons: none

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Written By D, Texas on Thursday, April 23, 2015

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Replaced stock speakers/tweeters in my Nissan Frontier, alot better now.

Pros: Good sound, easy install.

Great Speakers!

Written By Steve-F, Tennessee on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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These speakers are really great! I'm using them with my new Pioneer FH-X820BS stereo. I used the new stereo with the factory Chevy Colorado speakers for over a month. Finally put my new Kicker speakers in yesterday, and Wow! What a difference they make. Crisp, clear, music with plenty of bass. Took some time fooling with the Pioneer audio setting to get the speakers sounding just right, but well worth the time. I'm also using a Kicker 40CSS654 Hideaway powered sub with power range: 2-100 watts RMS (300 watts peak power). Just an awesome system in my opinion.

Pros: They sound really awesome!

Cons: None!


Written By Willis, North Carolina on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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Great, clear sound. Especially (obviously) when sufficiently powered. Note that these are not going to produce too much on the low-end. But the highs, mid-highs, and some mid-lows are extremely clear. Especially on the higher notes, you can really feel the sound... it is really a great experience.

I just replaced factory front-door speakers with these. Extremely easy to do.

Pros: Clear Highs, Clear Mids, Easy Setup, Great Value

Cons: Very little low end (but that's what subs are for)

06 S2000 install

Written By Ed, California on Thursday, April 16, 2015

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Easy install. Bought these to replaced damaged crossovers on previous Kickers. Install was easy with the included harness. Only thing was that tweets were smaller, and I was thinking that I should make a bracket for it. Called customer support, and they suggested to just epoxy them on (not too much epoxy at 3 points) so I did. worked great

Pros: Nice clear sound with plenty of bass. Easy install

Cons: None

Awesome product!

Written By RDH, OHIO on Thursday, April 16, 2015

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Love these speakers, originally went with the Roxford Fosgate 45 Watts, but these are much much better. Save some time and just go with these.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: None really

06 S2000 install

Written By Ed, California on Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wifee loves it, and that's all that matters. Easy to install with the provided harness. Replacing an old set of damaged Kickers. Called customer support because tweeters were smaller than old set., and was thinking that I needed to make a bracket. Tech just told me to epoxy them on--not too much though (at 3 points).

Pros: Wifee happy. Nice bass. Nice tweets.

Cons: Not really a con, but would have wished the tweets were the same size as the old ones so that I wouldn't have to epoxy them in.

Kicker CS 6.5 Components

Written By Br3ntl3y, Worcester, MA on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

We all know you can't go wrong with Kickers. But I was impressed enuff with these to buy the matching DVC sub. I've had every speaker there is or was @ one time or another. These were just for my RV so I wanted cheaper not slamming. I originally bought Alpine Type Rs but couldn't justify the cost for the sound since I was only pushing them with 18 watts. So I exchanged them for these Kickers... Way better sound off a head unit I was impressed for the $. My only complaint is a humming feedback occasionally, it may be the old wiring in my RV no big deal.

Pros: Price/Sound

Cons: The 6 & 3/4 were supposed to fit in a 6.5. I had to enlarge the hole in my case? The tweeter mounts are stupid I made my own.

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Written By Anonymous, Kansas City, MO on Monday, April 13, 2015

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great sound easy to install

Pros: Fit it was perfect

Cons: None

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Written By Anonymous, Carlisle, PA on Monday, April 06, 2015

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Very satisfied with this product. Easy install in 2012 Hyundai Elantra. Nice crisp clear sound.


Written By Richard, Arizona on Saturday, March 28, 2015

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The sound that comes from these speakers amazed me and for the price I was very happy.

love them

Written By cam, Missouri on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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They rock

Kicker 6.5 components

Written By KJen92, Des Moines, IA on Friday, March 20, 2015

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I've had Pioneers, Polks, and Infinity speakers and these blow them all out of the water. Well worth a few more bucks. I can crank my stock stereo to full volume with absolutely no distortion or crackle.

Pros: Affordable, great quality and performance

Cons: None

MUCH better than I anticipated.

Written By Vance, Hillsboro, Missouri on Sunday, March 15, 2015

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I have never been a big fan of Kicker products, but since I had the Kicker 4x200 watt amp installed at the dealership I have noticed it is quite the sound monster. I decided to upgrade the factory speakers and though I would have preferred a different brand I am GLAD I listened to the advisors at Crutchfield and spent the extra cash on these! They are INCREDIBLY Clear and even added more bass than I would have imagined. I have yet to change out the factory tweeter as I have not found an access to removal of the A-Pillars, but the lower components are just GREAT sounding!! Could the price be a bit lower? Yeah, I still think Kicker is a bit proud of themselves when it comes to price-point, but they are TOP NOTCH in my book!

Pros: Easy fit with the FREE mounting brackets (provided by Crutchfield) and DYNAMIC yet ultra clear sound!

Cons: Have not found a way to replace factory tweeters and when I do I fear the crossovers are gonna be a bit large. Price could be a tad better.

2012 subaru wrx sti

Written By rocky, nyc on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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Omg! Way better over stock! I cant even put them up to max and thats on the stock head unit. Cant wait to hear these with my pioneer head unit. The sound is so crisp. Very impressed of the sound for the price. Great sound for a low price!

Pros: Sound!

Cons: Installing the tweeter in the subaru took some adjustments. Thats it.

Great Sound

Written By Fred, Tennessee on Thursday, March 05, 2015

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These speakers were a great upgrade to the factory system of my SUV. Bass are deeper and highs sound great(natural), my tone controls sit now in the middle of the scale. Tweeter gain sits on 0dB setting.

Pros: Great sound! Great Price

Cons: None

Kicker speakers pretty good

Written By Slippinjack, Richmond, virginia on Sunday, March 01, 2015

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Pretty good speakers overall clean sound but the pitch is alil high not too deep of a sound

Pros: High watt

Cons: The price

nice sound

Written By Eddie, Wellsville Ks. on Monday, February 09, 2015

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Nice sounding speakers works well in my car for easy listening style of music

Pros: easy to install sounds good

Cons: lack of low end

Easy install, sounds great

Written By DavidW, Georgia on Sunday, February 08, 2015

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One of the easiest installs I have ever done. The kit and instructions provided worked well. I did have to do a little modifications but nothing that was difficult.

Pros: Sound great, not quite as deep of bass as I wanted but there is plenty of sound. It is a huge improvement over my factory speakers.

Great mid range and highs

Written By Enrique, Miami Beach, Florida on Friday, January 30, 2015

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Unbelievable sound out of these speaker, it's difficult to leave the car.

Pros: Great Sound, Great Price, solid construction

Cons: None

Excellent Sound

Written By JJMCG, North Carolina on Saturday, January 24, 2015

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Great sound and price. Great upgrade to my 08 Charger

Pros: Sound Easy installation Great price

Cons: None

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Written By Scott A, Wisconsin on Sunday, January 18, 2015

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Great sound and easy to install into my 2002 Silverado HD2500 Crew Cab. I was also able to put the new tweeters in the front door panels where the originals were for a factory look. This was an easy upgrade and would recommend them for the ease of assembly and the great sound.

Pros: Great sound, easy to install, perfect fit in the factory locations and reaonably priced.

Cons: None at this time

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Written By DannyO, Moss Point,MS on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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Great sound at a good price.Almost do not need my 8" sub anymore.

Pros: Good build quality.Good sound.

Cons: None yet.

Perfect Upgrade to Jeep JK

Written By KDY, Colorado on Saturday, December 27, 2014

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I upgraded the under powered front factory speakers in my 2008 Jeep Wrangler. Major quality sound improvement. Now I just need to add a new amp and subs.

Pros: Easy to install. Everything included with Crutchfield purchase.

Cons: none

Great speakers for the price

Written By Jeff, Petersburg, IL on Saturday, December 27, 2014

I bought these for my son's 2000 Toyota Tacoma for Christmas to replace his factory back speakers. We had previously put Kickers in the doors, replaced the factory head with a media player, and had a 12" sub installed, so all that was remaining was the back speakers.

We installed these in a few hours. We wanted to mount the tweeters flush mount, which meant drilling 1-5/8" holes. Installation was really very simple and the end result was a professional looking installation with virtually no exposed wires.

We noticed an immediate improvement to the overall sound of his system with the component tweeters now in the mix. Everything was crisp, clear and punchy.

My son now has the most complete sound system of all of our vehicles.

Pros: Quality, easy of installation.

Cons: None.

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Written By Mike R, New York on Tuesday, November 04, 2014

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Sounds better than the top of the line Harmon Kardon speakers that came in my mini

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Written By Anonymous, Oregon on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Nice reasonable speakers at a reasonable cost. I am thinking they would sound even better once I get them powered by an Amp.

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Written By Alex, Hyattsville, MD on Monday, October 20, 2014

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I like the kicker 40css564 is really the right choose I did for my honda accord sound system, the sound is really awesome and also the price is very affordable.

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Written By MikefromMass, MA on Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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Great speaker for the money. Clips a bit early at full range off head unit power. Best when crossed over with a high pass filter while powering a separate sub. Great fit in Ford Mustang convertible and bolted right in without even having to drill different hole locations. Tweeter gain switch was unnecessary so I left it at 0. Too harsh otherwise.

Pros: Price, plenty of speaker wire, smallish x-over module

Cons: Time will tell how foam woofer-surrounds hold up. Would prefer poly or rubber but these are still worlds better than the stock paper/foam units

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Written By Nick, Longview, Texas on Thursday, August 14, 2014

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Great set of speakers.

Pros: Great sound quality for the best bang for your buck

Cons: When the bass is turned up all the way it muffles the sound of the voices singing.

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Written By Ken, Clinton Towhship, Michigan on Sunday, August 10, 2014

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Great Sound, easy to install

Pros: Installation was a breeze. I am very happy with the speakers.

Cons: My Truck already had a high end stereo with tweeters installed in the doors so I didn't need the crossovers so they sit in the box and I don't know what to do with them.

Ok sound no base

Written By Anonymous, Jacksonville, FL on Saturday, July 19, 2014

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Great highs and sound crisper than the stock speakers. Needs an amp to get the full sound even with the radio cranked all the way up it's still not that loud . Clear not loud and no base

Pros: Clear highs

Cons: Does not get full potential with stock radio

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Written By This Guy, Houston, Texas on Monday, June 16, 2014

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Very good speakers have very clear sound for the size of the speakers

Pros: The sound is amazing hooked up to my kenwood touchscreen and the bass hits pretty hard for the size overall a very good speaker and quality

Cons: They do get kinda fuzzy at it's peak but that's normal for any speaker

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Written By Anonymous, Alpharetta on Sunday, June 08, 2014

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I didn't realize that "scratch & dent" might mean " the wires to the tweeters have been cut".

No worries. Everything was good

They sound great!

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Written By Rafael, Atlanta on Sunday, June 08, 2014

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It has an awesome sound on my 2014 Jeep

Great sound

Written By Ram Tough, Camp Lejeune, NC on Friday, May 30, 2014

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Had standard Kicker speakers in all 4 doors of my truck but sound wasnt quite right. I upgraded to the components after an easy installation thanks to Crutchfield's kit. The sound quality has improved greatly. At higher volume there is no distortion. I am very happy with the crisp sound.

Pros: Great sound, easy installation

Cons: None

So far soo good

Written By Tom, Anchorage on Tuesday, May 06, 2014

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I have installed the speakers into kick panels in my 1985 chevy truck and they sound great! I haven't gotten a chance to mess with the settings much but honestly I don't think I need to adjust much they come ready to go.

Pros: Easy to install, good price, good look, great sound!

Better than stock

Written By Laura, Fort Wayne, IN on Thursday, April 24, 2014

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I just want to confess that I'm giving these speakers 4 stars because I haven't had them long enough to really break them in. I chose them for several reasons: Sensitivity rating, frequency response range and customer rating. Definitely notice the higher sensitivity rating. They overpower my rear speakers. They have nice highs. I can't say that I find them to be super clear like some reviewers have mentioned. I do appreciate great speakers (my last vehicle had Infinity Kappas), Can't say that these match that quality, but I'm not disappointed. As far as other ratings, people like what they like. These are good for the money and were fairly simple to install. I was able to fit the tweeters in the door using the old bracket but I'm hearing a little vibration so i will have to cut out holes and use the parts included in the box. The woofers actually will fit using the bracket for the stock speakers, you just have to be a bit creative. I left the bracket riveted in and used my dremel to cut out the old speaker. These woofers fit right in and you just need to pre-drill some small holes to screw into the plastic edge. Since we're talking about woofers, I'll add that the low frequencies aren't that impressive. I can't wait to put my sub in. I don't set my amp/subwoofer up to a ridiculous level - just enough to totally round out the low end. It's definitely needed with these speakers.

Pros: Great price. Frequency response is pretty good for this class of speaker and is noticeable. Nice looking.

Cons: Weak low end. Nothing else, really.

Great mids and highs

Written By BenW, Rio Rancho, NM on Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Great product, but needs to be complimented with some subs. Mids are clear, and the tweeter is almost too good. Without any subs, don't expect to get any of the lows from these.

Pros: Great mids and highs

Cons: No lows

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Written By Jeff, philadelphia,pa on Sunday, April 06, 2014

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This speakers are amazing with my 1000 watt amp they sound so clear and loud I would recommend it.

Pros: Sound,look and everything

Cons: Installation screws

Excellent Sound!

Written By MaxW, West Chester, PA on Friday, March 21, 2014

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These speakers sound excellent! I drive a 2010 Civic Sedan and have the coaxial version of these in the back and the sound is great, but somewhat limited since I do not have an amp. I will be getting an amp to reach the high RMS rating of these. Bass is more than sufficient with a compact car. Installation was difficult for me... But if you have some electrical experience, it should be no problem.

Pros: Great sound, great price, high RMS.

Cons: Had to make my own mount for the tweeter. Complicated install for a novice, even with help from Crutchfield.

Great Product

Written By Dee, Richmond, VA on Sunday, March 09, 2014

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Ordered 2 pairs of these for my 2012 JEEP Wrangler JKU. I got them for the dash and roll bar i wanted them as an upgrade for my factory system but soon i found out that these are just way too much for my little factory HU which i knew when i ordered them. So i must either upgrade my HU or simply get a Line Output Converter which what i plan on doing.

Pros: Great quality, crisp sound, easy install.

Cons: none

Kicker win

Written By Anonymous, California on Saturday, March 01, 2014

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Installed 2 sets of these in my '01 Jaguar XJ8 with an Alpine deck and 45wX4 amp and I'm very pleased. Good clean sound. These speakers have a very nice frequency response range. You don't really need a subwoofer unless you're a bass-head.

Pros: Good sounding speakers for the price. Great frequency response. Good quality.

Cons: Can't think of any cons other than the high level signal boost function on the cross-overs is excessive... Just switch it to the off position.

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Written By Donald, Luverne, AL on Monday, February 24, 2014

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Great Value and Sound!

Great buy!!!!

Written By Terry, Albany, Ga on Friday, February 21, 2014

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Just finished putting these in my 03 4runner today and man at the sound quality difference. You have to improvise a little when installing the tweeters but that is half the fun! They are running off of a pionner avh-x5500bhs head unit and they compliment each other nicely. They dont really handle the low end bass to well at high volumes but that can probably be fixed by adding an amp wich i will be doing later. My factory speakers, i thought they sounded ok, were really muddy sounding compared to these speakers. i also have the two way kickers installed in the back doors and they arent as loud but compliment one another pretty nicely. It is a highly recommended purchase!!!!

Pros: Good quality, superb sound, straight forward install

Cons: alot of wires that you have to tuck away and secure :)


Written By Carlos, Vega Alta, PR on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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Excellent Product


Written By Anonymous, RED CROSS, NC on Monday, February 17, 2014

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Written By Paul, Phoenix, AZ on Monday, December 30, 2013

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Excellent product. Clean and tight sound. Easy to install with the provided brackets for my Tundra, however, plastic speaker hole adapters are noisy so suggest making mdf adapters if needing them.

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Written By Steve M, Myrtle Beach SC on Sunday, December 29, 2013

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I installed the Kicker speakers in my sons Honda S2000. I had to drill holes for the tweeter which I also installed in the doors. The installation went very easy and the sound they components produced was amazing. We had all ready install some pioneer coaxial speakers prior but we're never happy with the sound. I recommend theses speakers highly. I will be installing a set in my GTO next.

Pros: High quality sound

Cons: None they put a great package together with this speaker system.

great sound

Written By ben, San Juan Capo, CA on Wednesday, December 25, 2013

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These speakers sound very good. Plenty of mid bass. I am running then with the Alpine 4 channel amp. Huge improvement over my stock setup.

Pros: Crisp sound

Cons: Highs are a but over powering, but not too bad.

I love Kicker.

Written By AlexW, Dover, DE on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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These match my rear 6x9's perfectly. Just enough punch. No distortion until higher levels (OEM HU). The Crossovers have enough amplification that 6db is too much and 3 might be a bit much. I set mine at 3db. The tweeters are mounted in my doors, in fact, that was the most difficult part of the install. The crossovers come with zipties, I wish they'd come with 3m double sided to stick under the panel, or the door. something. I ziptied jt to a harness for the time being. The woofer fit EXACTLY inside my OEM bracket, no cutting required( so no rattle).

As for the Sound

It hits every note from even a low range, stuff that a dedicated sub should be taking care of. I'll be using the HPF and LPF in a new HU later to isolate it. Running off a low power OEM HU they take care of everything AND more. I'll be doing a speaker amp later. Might take care of the high end distortion.

Would I buy them again?


Pros: OEM install, Price, Distortion free

Cons: Lack of undersurface mount for tweeter, weatherproofing could be improved on tweeter/crossover connection.

Good so far

Written By Anonymous, Goose Creek, SC on Sunday, November 10, 2013

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I have the Kicker 40CSS684 and the Kicker 40CSS654 in my car. I cant hear the difference between them so this review stands for both.

Pros: Easy to install. The wires from the crossover to the speakers have different connections so there is no way to mix them up. They put out a surprising amount of bass for their size. I still will put in subs anyway because im sure heavy bass through these will decrease their life. I listen to metal, rock, country, rap and electronic or dubstep and these speakers perform flawlessly in my opinion.

Cons: The tweeters are a little loud even on the +0 setting on the crossover. There is no need for the other settings. Buy other crimp connections to connect to the input wire, the ones they give are useless. Needed to adjust the higher frequencies down in my equalizer because they were too high. That may just be my specific application though.

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Written By Albus, Smithfield, VA on Tuesday, November 05, 2013

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Front door panel install. The speakers installed right into the existing speaker locations with no adjustments required including the tweeters. I originally set the tweeter level too high but once I lowered it, it sounded fantastic. Not real low bass response but I have these paired with the Kicker KS69 speakers and they more than take care of bass response. Paired together is fabulous. Couldn't be happier.

Pros: Fantastic sound, easy install.

Cons: Unfortunately Crutchfield did not send the bracket that was supposed to be needed for the install. Turns out that I didn't need it but would have been disappointed if I had.

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Written By Bob, Ste Genevieve MO on Tuesday, September 03, 2013

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This component setup didnt sound good to me in my 13 Wrangler. I guess because the woofer is pointed down and also to far from the tweeter so I ended up putting my kicker 3 ways back in the dash however I'm still using these tweeters as they don't sound to bad. Also the adapter plates didn't work for me so I just drilled new holes and mounted them.

Great speakers

Written By bobosan, Rochester, NY on Friday, August 30, 2013

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These speakers are excellent. They have very good mid and low mid. I used them as the rear speakers in my expedition. They fill the gap in sound between my higher frequencies and the low bass beautifully. They also handle high sound levels with ease. Great speakers for the money. Go well with the qs line in the front.

Pros: Value for the money. Great low mid sound. easy install.

Cons: None


Written By Stuart S, Hemet, CA on Friday, July 12, 2013

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What a difference these speakers make. Dropped them in a two-seat convertible and can feel the air being pushed out. Makes buying a sub, for me, obsolete. they have more power than I will ever need. Great sound without distortion.

Pros: Great sound, a lot of power, easy to install.

Cons: None that I can find.

Kicker 40CSS654 kick #%$

Written By Chance, Mobile, AL on Thursday, July 11, 2013

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Speakers sound great! Crisp, rich and plenty of bass.

Pros: Plenty of bass

Cons: None noted

Love it

Written By Jeremy, Indiana on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Great upgrade to factory speakers in 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Freedom Edition (really, cheap speakers in a $35k car?!). Sound better even than the matching 2 way 6.5" Kickers from the same CS series but which are half the price. Paired it with a small Alpine 45 x4 watt RMS amp so can't hear how loud they can go but no complaints here. Seem to have a little better low end that Polks which I have used in the past, which seem to have a high bias. The Crutchfield speaker adapter brackets are exactly what I needed, and the Mastersheets are SO useful!

Pros: worth it unless you're willing to spend the money for competition level gear, like I once did back in 1996

Cons: the only con I had was how relatively hard it is to get to the front dash speakers in my Jeep compared to most cars I've worked on; I'm not a super fan of tweeters up high as I don't like too much treble but that's the factory location - but the Kickers have a 3 position gain for the tweeters right on the crossover module!

Great Bang for the Buck

Written By TStewartFan, Nashville, TN on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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The install was straightforward and what wasn't covered on paper was detailed precisely over the telephone. A great improvement over the stock speakers so don't wait and get yours today!

Pros: Great sound quality.

Cons: Clearer definitions of the crossover settings would have been nice.

awesome sound

Written By johnnyA, hammond in on Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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nice sounding components.. and at a good price!! very easy too hook up.. Crutchfield helped me out with all the wires.. i got the hoooked up too a alpine mrx v70 and man does it sound great... very good buy if you clean loud sound..

Pros: very easy too set up..

Cons: no cons.... a perfect item..

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What's in the box?

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  • Two woofers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • Two tweeters (each with 35" Wire attached)
  • 2 Crossovers (each with 35" Input wire/ 35" Tweeter output wire/ 35" Woofer output wire attached)
  • 2 Flush mount tweeter rings
  • 2 Short tweeter mounting nuts
  • 2 Long tweeter mounting nuts
  • 2 Back angled tweeter rings
  • 2 Front angled tweeter rings
  • 2 Angled surface mount tweeter housings
  • Twelve 1" Self-tapping screws
  • Two 5/8" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Four 7" Zip-ties
  • 4 Red plastic butt connectors
  • Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)

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Polypropylene Woofer Cones: The Kicker CS-series speakers feature durable polypropylene woofer cones, resistant to the moisture and temperature extremes found in automotive applications.

Ribbed Polyester Foam Surrounds: The ribbed polyester foam surrounds allow extended cone excursion for additional bass output and higher SPL.

Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeters come with brackets to allow multiple mounting configurations: flush-mounted, angled flush-mounted (approximately 10°), and angled surface-mounted (approximately 15°).

Tweeter Dimensions:

  Flush Mount Angled Flush Mount Angled Surface Mount
Mounting Height 0.238" 0.563" 1.272"
Depth 0.532" 0.612" 0.554" (screw depth)
Frame Diameter 1.976" 1.976" N/A
Cutout Diameter 1.57" 1.587" N/A
Frame Width N/A N/A 1.688"
Frame Length N/A N/A 1.897"

Crossovers: The component system includes passive 2-way crossover networks for a seamless transition between the woofers and tweeters. The slope is 12dB per octave (both high pass and low pass) and the crossover point is 4000 Hz. A switch on each crossover allows you to set the tweeter output; 0 dB, +3 dB, or +6 dB. The crossovers' input and output wires are attached; the woofer output has quick slide terminals that connect directly to the woofer and the tweeter output has bullet terminals that mate to the terminals on the tweeter wires. The crossovers' dimensions are:

  • Length: 4.595"
  • Width: 2.463"
  • Height: 1.004"

Woofer Mounting: In addition to fitting standard 6-1/2 and 4-hole 6-1/2 applications, the woofer also has a standard 6-3/4 bolt pattern. However, if mounted in a 6-3/4 location the holes for the smaller pattern create an air leak, which must be sealed using a speaker baffle, or something similar.

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