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6"x9" component speaker system

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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.

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.

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
 

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Features and Specs
General
Speaker Size
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6X9
Design
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2-way
Tweeter Design
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3/4" Dome
Tweeter Composition
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Titanium
Woofer Composition
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Polypropylene
Woofer Surround
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Polyester Foam
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity
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90 dB
Frequency Response
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30 - 21k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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2-150
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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450
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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3 3/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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3 11/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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0
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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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Features

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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5 out of 5

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)
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5 out of 5

Very Pleased

Written By Scott, Brandon, Florida on Saturday, January 18, 2014
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Very pleased with the sound
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5 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

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
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Disappointed

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.
4 out of 16 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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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5 out of 5

Kicker 40CSS694

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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1 question already asked

I have an 05 g6 With a moonsoon system. Two of my speakers are out and would like to replace all 4. These are ok and they have the same ones for front i would like the components like the originals but i think the sound system is a 2 ohm The question would b can i use these with out sounding bad or poping the speakers? Or would i need an extra resistor or sum? Thanks [ Jose  Dec 23, 2013 ]
1 answer
  • You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 23, 2013 ]

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