Looking for the ultimate sound? The engineers at Kicker pulled out all the stops when they created the state-of-the-art SS-Series SS56.2 component speaker system. You'll hear sound that can only be described as "flawless," thanks to a union of SS 6-1/2" midrange drivers, SS30 Tetoron® dome tweeters, and audiophile-grade crossovers.

Kicker's innovative Tri-Tech™ woofer cones are constructed of woven carbon-poly, Rohacell™ foam, and carbon-poly backings, for outstanding power handling (up to 90 watts RMS) and performance. The woofers are built into custom cast-aluminum baskets for superior strength and resonance control. Variable-thickness butyl rubber surrounds promote extreme accuracy, even when you're pushing the system hard.

The oversized SS30 dome tweeters are made from ultra-light Tetoron® film, for smooth, precise dispersion of the high frequencies. Sophisticated crossover networks, encased in distinctive external shells, maximize the performance of the midrange drivers and tweeters.

If you're aiming for totally transparent sound — where the music comes alive without any coloration from your speakers — this Kicker component system will put you there! And, for that final touch of luxury, these speakers come packed in a protective, foam-lined "KICKER" case.

Priced per system

Product Highlights:

  • 6-1/2" Tri-Tech™ woofer cone
  • butyl rubber surround
  • custom cast aluminum basket
  • 1-3/16" Tetoron® dome tweeter
  • 2-way crossover (2,800 Hz at 24 dB/octave high-pass, 12 dB/octave low-pass)
  • tweeter attenuation control (0, +1.5, +3dB)
  • frequency response 50-22,000 Hz
  • recommended power range 8-90 watts RMS
  • peak power handling 180 watts
  • sensitivity 86 dB
  • top-mount depth 2-3/8"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • 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.

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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  • 2 Woofers (each has an attached grille/grille mount post and tweeter grille mount ring)
  • 2 Tweeters (each has an attached tweeter mounting post and tweeter flush-mount ring)
  • 2 Crossovers
  • 2 Phase plugs
  • 2 Tweeter mounting nuts
  • 2 Front angle rings
  • 2 Back angle rings
  • Two 6"x8" adapter brackets
  • 1 R-Tool
  • 1 Allen wrench
  • Twelve 1" self-tapping screws
  • Four 7/8" self-tapping screws
  • 12 Tinnerman clips
  • 4 Butt connectors
  • Four 9.5' lengths of speaker wire (each length has tinned wire on both ends)
  • Two 58" lengths of speaker wire (each length has tinned wire on both ends)
  • Owner's Manual
  • Product Registration card
  • 1 Molded protective case

Product Research

Woofers
Tweeters
Crossovers
Mounting Note

Woofers

Tri-Tech Woofer Cones: The Tri-Tech woofer cones are constructed of woven carbon-poly, Rohacell foam, and carbon-poly backings, for outstanding power handling and performance. The cones are very light and very strong, providing extended frequency response.

Butyl Rubber Surrounds: The woofers use butyl rubber surrounds. Butyl rubber efficiently absorbs edge reflections that can cause audible distortion, resulting in clearer bass performance. The thickness of each surround varies in a way that provides high linearity and a balanced driver system.

Z-Wave Spider Design: This unique spider design incorporates two complimentary shaped waves, providing better control over non-linear motion in the driver system.

Aluminum Ribbon Voice Coils: Each woofer has an edgewound copper clad aluminum ribbon voice coil. This very efficient voice coil design provides high coil winding density and increases thermal transfer from the voice coil to the motor structure for high power handling and low power compression.

Balanced Coil Construction: The voice coil diameter and mass are engineered specifically to work with the driver system and provide an extremely linear and balanced response.

Magnet Boots: Each speaker features a magnet boot, which is removable for installation flexibility. With the magnet boots installed, the top-mount depth increases from 2.357" to 2.669", while the magnet diameter remains unchanged.

Note: The measurements in the Crutchfield database were taken with the magnet boots removed.

Adapter Brackets: The adapter brackets allow the woofers to be top-mounted in 6"x8" openings.

Tweeters

Tetoron Dome Tweeters: The 1-3/16" dome tweeters are made from ultra-light Tetoron film, for smooth, precise dispersion of the high frequencies.

Dual Neo Magnets: Top and bottom magnets provide a reduction in overall tweeter size while creating a stronger magnetic field for superior clarity and detail.

Copper Clad Aluminum Voice Coils: The copper clad aluminum voice coils increase efficiency and thermal dissipation for high power handling.

Ferro-Fluid Cooled Voice Coils: In each tweeter, the Ferro-fluid cooled voice coil enhances the thermal transfer from the voice coil to the motor structure for high power handling and low power compression.

Vented Inner Motor Systems: The chamber under each tweeter dome is vented to minimize dome distortion.

Foam Dispersion and Control Plugs: The foam dispersion and control plug behind each tweeter controls reflected energy and balances air pressure in the tweeter dome. This increases the overall dome strength during operation.

Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeters may be flush mounted with or without the supplied angle rings.

  Flush Mount (without angle rings) Flush Mount (with angle rings)
Mounting Depth 0.982" 0.894"
Mounting Height 0.559" 0.672"
Cutout Diameter 0.964" 0.964"
Frame Diameter 2.325" 2.325"

Tweeter Mounting Posts: In addition to standard tweeter mounting options, an innovative tweeter mounting post lets you mount the tweeter directly to the center of the midrange, giving you a standard coaxial speaker. When the tweeter is attached to the midrange, the speaker mounting height increases from 0.431" to 0.948".

Crossovers

2-Way Crossover Network: Each crossover features a 24 dB/octave, 2.8 kHz high-pass filter for the tweeters and a 12 dB/octave, 2.8 kHz low-pass filter for the woofers.

Air Core Inductors: The air core inductors provide high power handling.

Mylar Film Filter Capacitors: Each crossover uses Mylar film filter capacitors for smooth, extended high frequency response.

3-Position Tweeter Attenuators: There is a switch located on each crossover circuit board that allows you to select one of the following tweeter attenuation settings: 0 dB, +1.5 dB, or +3 dB. This feature allows you to match the tweeter output level with the woofer output level for a balanced response.

Zobel Impedance Compensation: This feature provides more linear response across the operating range and prevents crossover point shift by correcting impedance rise.

Illuminated Protection Circuits: This circuit protects the tweeters from excessive amplifier power and amplifier clipping.

Input/Output Connections: The crossover inputs and outputs are gold-plated set-screw terminals.

Mounting: There are two mounting holes in the base of each crossover.

Dimensions: W=5.621", H=1.727", D=5.621"

Mounting Note

Mounting Options: These speakers can be mounted as separate components or as coaxial speakers. In both cases, the woofers can be mounted with or without the grilles. The Crutchfield database contains the measurements of the woofers mounted as separate components and without the grilles. When the speakers are mounted as coaxial speakers without the grilles, the woofer mounting height increases from 0.431" to 0.948", but all other measurements remain unchanged.

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A Great Purchase

Written By Anthony, Decatur, Georgia on Sunday, April 24, 2005

These Kickers make all the difference. I am using my factory radio and the sound is great!

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