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Kicker 40CSS694

6"x9" component speaker system

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Kicker 40CSS694

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 40CSS694 component speaker set provides low-end from a tough 6"x9" 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"x9" polypropylene woofers with polyester foam surrounds
  • 3/4" titanium dome tweeters
  • external crossover network with 3 tweeter levels (0, +3, +6 dB)
  • power range: 2-150 watts RMS (450 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 30-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • top-mount depth: 3-3/16"
  • 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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Good sound quality

Written By Garrett, Wisconsin on Sunday, August 02, 2015

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They sound nice, tweeters hit a little too high, and the bass lacks just a bit, but I'm sure baffles could fix that.

Pros: Good sound quality, different crossover setting are cool, and they look awesome.

Cons: When turning the volume up high the bass distorts the mid range sounds, which is what I was hoping not to have as to paying the price I did for these speakers, and in a vehicle without stock tweeters, it's not easy installing them.

Kicker works

Written By Rowland and Ana, Texas on Thursday, July 30, 2015

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installed new componants into camaro works fine just color code was wrong on schematic.

Pros: sounds good

Cons: none

Kicker 40CSS694 SPEAKER REVIEW in a 2006 Xterra X

Written By Don, Nebraska on Saturday, July 11, 2015

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First of the shipping was only took 3 days to get. I matched up the new Kicker 40CSS694 speakers with a new Pioneer AVH 3600 radio and the sound was amazing. I installed these in a 2006 Nissan Xterra X and they fit perfect.

Pros: Perfect fit in 2006 Xterra X, Sound is much better than the stock speakers. I also purchased the smaller Kicker 5.25 speakers for the rear doors. The install was very easy just make sure you get the speaker spacers for the rear doors and the speaker wire nuts that Crutchfield offers

Cons: None

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Written By Anonymous, Minnesota on Thursday, July 09, 2015

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Great sound

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: sound great for factory upgrade

Cons: not for aftermarket amp powered systems

Father's Day Present

Written By Steve, Arkansas on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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I installed these Kicker components in my 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser. The instructions provided by Crutchfield to remove door panels were excellent but there was no direction regarding where to mount the crossovers or exactly how to wire this setup with the tweeters located on top of the dash. I called Crutchfield and their Tech Support confirmed the crossovers were to mounted in the door with the factory door speaker wire as the crossover input and the dash tweeter wire to be run from the crossover through the wiring harness and flexible conduit in the door hinge. The installer must disassemble the bracket which secures the wiring harness through the hinge in order to pull the tweeter wire but the kick panel does not have to be removed. Crutchfield had informed me that the tweeters would require a bracket to mount them in the dash openings, so I used plumbing strapping. The door speaker bracket provided by Crutchfield fit the door screw holes perfectly but the speaker flanges did not align with the holes molded in the bracket, so I had to drill new holes in the plastic bracket and fasten the speaker with machine screws, washers, lock washers, nuts and Loctite thread locker. I was careful to wire speaker polarity correctly through the wiring systems because the truck, Crutchfield connectors and Kicker wiring codes are all different. I printed a schematic of the truck's sound system wiring and confirmed that with Kicker, grey is positive and grey with a black stripe is negative.

Pros: The sound is incredible compared to stock speakers! The factory "F Jammer" deck drives the Kicker speakers with no problem. I switched the crossover to the full 6 db and enjoy hearing the high frequencies better. I was shocked how small the magnets were in the stock door speakers and delighted with the mid-range pushed by the Kicker 6"x9"s. I have the factory woofer. Crutchfield satisfied me again with their research information, brackets, connectivity and support!

Cons: Additional materials and installer skill are required to fabricate the tweeter brackets, mount the crossovers in the doors ( I used two-sided tape), modify the door speaker bracket and ensure correct wiring polarity.


Written By Tim, Nebraska on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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Big upgrade on old OEM Paper Infinity speakers. Heavier magnets and lower Bass. They aren't as loud of the factory deck so they'll probably sound even better with more power.

Pros: Good quality and upgrade

Cons: None


Written By Gabe, Tennessee on Sunday, March 22, 2015

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I put these in the front doors of our 2011 Explorer with he 8 speaker system without a sub. They fit perfectly with the included brackets. The factory tweeters sounded dull and muddy. These Kickers really brought the system back from the dead. Being powered only by the factory amp is plenty. I highly recommend them!

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing so far

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Written By Anonymous, Angier, nc on Sunday, March 08, 2015

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Good product and great instructions

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Written By Raider S, cedar rapids on Friday, March 06, 2015

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Awesome quality and sounds Baddass

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing


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

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Great sound and price. Wonderful upgrade in my 08 Charger

Pros: Great sound Easy installation

Cons: None


Written By Brian, Smyrna, TN on Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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I bought Kicker component speakers (40CSS694 for front door, 40CSS654 for back door) and Kicker powered sub woofer 11HS8 for my 2005 Dodge Ram quad cab. I had already installed a Pioneer head unit. As with most speakers mounted in the door, the sound was getting lost up front and sounded mainly from behind. So I definitely wanted a component speaker up front and Kicker was the ONLY company to make a 6X9 that will fit in my front door. I went with component speaker for the back door to match. Crutchfield sent harness to hook into factory harness to make install easy, I still had to cut and connect rather than just plug in because with component speaker wires go to cross over first. Crossovers had different connectors for tweeter and mid speakers so you can't really mix them up. I drilled holes high in the front door behind were my side mirrors are, and it REALLY helped get the sound more balanced front to back. In the back door I placed tweeter a little behind, above the 6" rear speaker and aimed it towards the back which helped the balance too. When mounting the rear speakers it said I would have to re-drill to mount them but Kicker has several holes drilled around the rim of the speaker and was able to line up with the three factory holes. The sub woofer I planned to put under the driver seat but I have a power seat on drivers side so it didn't fit. Plan B was under the passengers seat which worked well. Wiring was straight forward with the harness supplied, just needed to

Pros: Easy hook up, tech help is big plus.

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Written By Anonymous, Starke, FL on Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Great sound, and price

Awesome Components

Written By JulioM, on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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Great speakers, with the right amp its almost like having a mini sub,..lows are deep enough and the highs are clear,...100% satisfied

Good to upgrade speakers and keep the factory radio

Written By Kasra, Los Angeles, CA on Monday, October 27, 2014

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Huge improvement. I replaced with my factory speakers and made a huge difference. I placed the tweeters in dash (took out the 3.5" factory) and mid ranges in front doors. now I prefer component speakers to coax. I get precise sound. i recommend if you want to connect to the head unit. i don't have amp so i don't know how they handle high wattage. thanks to Crutchfield advisor.

Kicker-kicks butt

Written By Stanford, Luray, Va on Monday, October 13, 2014

These speakers are all anyone needs, in a car They have clean sharp and full tones.

Pros: Great sound at any volume. easy to install

Cons: None

They are good for the money

Written By Kicker 6+9 component speakers, Philadelphia PA on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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Good speakers for the money

Pros: Nice tweeters

Cons: Not strong enough

Kicker never fails

Written By Kevin, Northern Arizona on Sunday, August 17, 2014

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All and all great component set. I have them in a 2011 Xterra, tweeter located in factory dash speaker location with 50rms going to them. Very detail sound, tweeter set at 3 and solid bass. I'm unsure why anyone would give these speaks a bad review.. They most of have wiring problems. I recommend these!

Pros: Price, quality, sound

Cons: tweeter can be kinda sharp

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Written By JT, baltimore on Friday, August 08, 2014

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these were a HUGE improvement over the factory speakers. fantastic sound, despite running off a factory head, but imagine they sound better via an amp. you can see the quality when compared to the oem ones.

install was pretty straight forward. very little modification was required to mount the tweeters (hello dremel/rotary tool). crossovers are light and compact, and fit nicely inside the door.

couldn't be happier. highly recommended!!!

Pros: quality materials setup was a breeze vast improvement over oem it's kicker CF tech support was handy for audio calibration

Cons: nada

Outstanding stock replacement

Written By Shane, Layton, UT on Friday, August 01, 2014

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I recently replaced the stock sound system in my wife's Dodge Ram. I used these Kicker 6x9 components up front and the matching 6.5's in the rear doors. Along with a Pioneer head, a pair of Fosgate 12's in a sealed enclosure under the rear seat and a dedicated sub amp, the truck got a complete audio overhaul. The difference all of this made to the sound system in the truck was nothing short of outstanding. These 6x9s add just the right amount of mid-range and mid-bass up front to help smooth out the freq range and the tweets add a clean brightness that's nice, but not too harsh. While I had to fab up some adapters to drop the tweets in the dash, the install was fairly straight forward. I've had them in the vehicle for a week or so now and after a little EQ and crossover tweaking, the sound just keeps getting better. We listen to all kinds of music, just about everything from classic country and rock to modern metal and dub-step, even a little hip hop and occasionally some jazz...these components deliver! I've been a "backyard" installer and an audio electronic hobby enthusiast for well over 20 years, when you're talking bang for the buck and simplicity of install, Kicker nailed it. The two systems I purchased were quite reasonably priced and the comparison over the stock units was laughable (in Kicker's favor). Bottom line, I'm very pleased with these Kicker products and would recommend them to anyone looking for a cost effective, ear pleasing upgrade.

Pros: Reasonable cost, sturdy construction, pleasing audio performance.

Cons: Wished the crossover had terminals rather than being hard-wired to the component leads, added a slight challenge to the install and doesn't allow for a speaker wire upgrade. More of a personal preference than a "Con" however, the system seems to function just fine.

Good speaker for the price

Written By Anonymous, Evans ga on Monday, June 16, 2014

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Not a bad speaker for the money. Bass reproduction isn't great. I have about 40 rms watts going to them. They have good clarity tho. Volume is good. Must tune them in.

Pros: Good carity

Cons: Bass lacks

Nice set up for my 2010 Carvan

Written By Karl J, kennewick, WA on Sunday, June 15, 2014

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The 6x9s fit perfect in the stock locations in my van, put the tweeters up in the door and they sound fantastic install was fairly easy, I would recommend this set up for this caravan and of course Crutchfield for there support.

Pros: Good sound, simple installation

Cons: Instructions were not real good. I found myself coming up with my own installation steps on the tweeters, but it turned out awesome.

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Written By Jeff P, Mooresville, NC on Saturday, May 17, 2014

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Speakers were a great fit for my vehicle and sounded much better than the 10 year old stock Infinity speakers they replaced. Various mounting options for the tweeters made placing them in the factory location simple with a custom made mount that attached to stock locations. Supplied wiring made connections to speakers, crossovers, and amplifier quick and easy.

Pros: Good sound, simple installation.

Cons: None.

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Written By kallen, Napa, CA on Monday, April 21, 2014

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These speakers were used to replace 2007 Dodge Ram factory speakers. They are powered by a good quality amplifier at 60 watts. I separated the components with the tweeter in the factory dash location rather the door with the 6x9 speaker. With the adjust ability of the crossover system to have three different tweeter volume levels I was confident I could tone the tweeters down if needed. What I found is a sound stage that works very well for me. I found that the treble didn't go no existent with the window down as I have found of other installations I have done through the years. With some gain adjustments a natural full range sound was produced. Not surprising but between the factory 4 speaker system, and now components up front and 2 way 6.5 inch speakers in the back, it sounds night and day. I can't imagine another component set sounding better. With a little volume to here the different frequencies I'm impressed.

Pros: Nice cone material, full range 6x9 sound, and 3 way tweeter gain. Comes with speaker wire, screws, and speaker covers if needed

Cons: Instructions were not real good. I found myself coming up with my own installation steps on the tweeters. The instructions were missing how to route wires after mounting through pod enclosure and how to attach pod with screws or what screws to use.

Good Replacement

Written By DanR, WI on Friday, March 28, 2014

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The 6x9s were used to replace the 6x9 woofers in a Buick Park Avenue, 9-speaker system with factory amplifier. They fit perfect and produced good bass. The tweeters could not be used in the rear deck area, but will probably replace the front door speaker tweeters in the future.

Pros: Replacement speaker was sized almost the same as the original ones so the fit was good. Good bass

Cons: Could not use the tweeters - too bad the 6x9s could not be purchased by themselves. Time consuming installation (not due to the speaker, but to the way the originals were mounted)

Very Pleased

Written By Scott, Brandon, Florida on Saturday, January 18, 2014

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Very pleased with the sound

these just rock

Written By big rob, toms river on Saturday, January 04, 2014

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these fit right in and were easy to install sound great

Pros: fit great sound great

Cons: none

Kickin' Kickers

Written By Anonymous, Oxfors, MI on Thursday, November 21, 2013

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These speakers sound great. If I didn't have a sub-woofer I would not be missing it too much as these things pack a punch. Even better the tweets have nice range, so you get a great blend of mid between the 6x9 and the tweets. Recommended!

Pros: Great construction, nice looks, great sound

Top components

Written By Jdub, Albuquerque, NM on Saturday, October 05, 2013

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Outstanding sound- highs image amazingly and the base is full and powerful.

Pros: Clean thumping base and tight highs - amazing overall sound.

Cons: Speaker grills offer little protection on the woofers


Written By Nick, Michigan on Thursday, September 05, 2013

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I'm disappointed on two fronts with this purchase. First, these speakers are really not the correct replacements for my Ram truck. I needed 6x9 woofers and was told to just not install the tweeters. So, part of this purchase was a waste of $. You should just say that you don't have direct replacements in tech support. Second, the woofers were not as good (sound quality wise) as the original Chrysler speakers. How is that even possible? Mediocre service, mediocre speakers and a waste of landfill space on part of my purchase.

Pros: Nothing really, except that the bolt pattern almost fit perfectly...almost.

Cons: Not the right product for my vehicle and not as good a sound as the factory originals.

Excellent upgrade

Written By Bryan G, Milwaukee, WI on Saturday, August 10, 2013

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I gave these a 5 star not because they are the best, I gave that rating because I think they're great for the price. These put out a clear quality sound from the bass (I have them crossed over at 50hz) to a crisp clean high end. These are not the only speakers, I have components in the door and a pair of 12" subs so I can't say how they would do on their own, but for my use, 50hhz on up, they really impress me.

Pros: Great bass from the 6x9's and crisp high's from the tweeters. Crossover really helps the performance.

Cons: none.

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Written By Vince, Chicago IL on Friday, May 24, 2013

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Very nice speakers my girl loves them they sound awsome

Pros: Very easy install

Cons: none

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What's in the box?

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  • Two woofers
  • Two tweeters (each with 35" Wire attached)
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 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"

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