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Kicker KS525

5-1/4" 2-way car speakers

5 Reviews

Item #: 20655KS525

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Original Price: $49.99 pair

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Overview

Our take on the Kicker KS525

Road noise can often obscure the all-important high frequencies in your music. Result? Your tunes sound dull and lifeless, with poor stereo imaging. Kicker's got a solution, thanks to the power of titanium. The KS525 5-1/4" speakers feature 3/4" titanium dome tweeters that provide crisp, clean highs to cut through the interference with ease. You'll revel in detailed, realistic sound when you play your favorite tracks.

Road noise can often obscure the all-important high frequencies in your music. Result? Your tunes sound dull and lifeless, with poor stereo imaging. Kicker's got a solution, thanks to the power of titanium. The KS525 5-1/4" speakers feature 3/4" titanium dome tweeters that provide crisp, clean highs to cut through the interference with ease. You'll revel in detailed, realistic sound when you play your favorite tracks.

These 2-ways don't neglect the low frequencies, either. The high-performance polygraphite woofer cones keep their shape when the music's turned up loud so the bass stays true. High-strength steel baskets, heavy-duty internal parts, and rubber surrounds combine to create strong, stable speakers with excellent accuracy.


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i have 2 of these in the front door of my isuzu rodeo, the highs sound crisp and clear at pretty much any volume, i was hoping to get a little more midbass out of these, but all around a pretty good speaker.

lucky luke, MN

What's in the Box:

  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Grille frames
  • Two 10' lengths of speaker wire (has female quick slides on one end and bare wire on the other end)
  • 8 Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Owner's Manual (English/Spanish/French/German)
  • Product Registration card

Product Highlights:

  • 2-way 5-1/4" speakers (pair)
  • CIMP woofer cone with Santoprene rubber surround
  • 3/4" titanium dome tweeter
  • power range: 5-45 watts RMS (135 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 45-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-1/16"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Kicker KS525 Reviews

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5 Reviews

Good stock speaker replacement

Written by: portugueseplease from Mebane, NC on March 30, 2008

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I bought these Kickers to replace the stock Concert II front speakers in my Buick Century. They actually were a second choice after trying the Kenwood KFC-1361S speakers I originally bought, but swapped out after calling the support line. The KS525's are perfect compliment to the stock rear speakers in terms of bass and the highs still received by hooking up the tweeters which are separate in the Concert II system. For whatever reason, power rating, magnet size, who knows, the Kenwoods were not able to do this. I called Crutchfield support, was recommended the KS525's and now we are set. One other note. The wiring harness provided does not accomodate the adding of the Concert II Tweeters to the speakers. Those had to be added manually. Not a big deal, just something to note for Buick owners with the 6 speaker system like mine.

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Written by: lucky luke from MN on December 26, 2007

1998 Isuzu Rodeo

i have 2 of these in the front door of my isuzu rodeo, the highs sound crisp and clear at pretty much any volume, i was hoping to get a little more midbass out of these, but all around a pretty good speaker.

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great full-range coaxial

Written by: Matt from Greensboro, NC on June 27, 2006

after doing a lot of research and talking with a couple crutchfield reps, I decided to go for these Kickers to supply the missing mid in my system. I found last year's model on "scratch and dent" for less than half the price new and bought those. <BR><BR>the performance of these Kickers is amazing! I was a little skeptical about them b/c I had never heard Kickers before, but I am completely happy with my purchase. the mids are rich and the highs are crisp and now my sub blends smoothly in with the rest of my system. <BR><BR>if you are looking for good midbass response and clear, crisp highs, these are an excellent choice. but if you are looking for real low-end punch, buy a sub. and as always, Crutchfield's service is second to none.

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Small Speakers Big Sound

Written by: Justin from Islip on April 24, 2006

I got a 90wattx4 kicker amp and these little 5.25's sound sick. The highs are very clear and it will give a little bass but I prefer all high frequency from the crossovers on the deck and amp filters to these speakers...my 6x9's give me the highs, and mid bass i need. Overall nice speakers...they also lok really cool with the grills...crutchfield's speaker adapters and info books on how to intall for free made me a very happy customer. By reading the instructions which were straigh to the point my door was apart in 5 minutes and I was replacing the speaker....blew away my stock speakers..

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Kicker KS525

Written by: jamie from Orlando, FL on January 9, 2006

Bought two sets of these (only they were last years model, but not much difference) to replace factory speakers in a Dodge Magnum. They definitely sound alot better than the factory ones, running off a pioneer head unit. They were very well worth the money, but I bought at a generous discount; if I had paid full price, I think I would have tried a different brand. They do perform very well compared to any I've owned in the past, but the original price was much higher than any I've owned in the past.<BR>The free install gear was kind of nice, although it did need some single sided foam tape from the hardware store to seal up the speakers to the mounts. But overall pretty nice and puts my factory speakers to shame. Thanks Crutchfield!

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What's in the box?

Download the Kicker KS525 manual

  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Grille frames
  • Two 10' lengths of speaker wire (has female quick slides on one end and bare wire on the other end)
  • 8 Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Owner's Manual (English/Spanish/French/German)
  • Product Registration card

Product Research

Features

Curvilinear Injection-Molded Polypropylene Woofer Cones (CIMP): CIMP is a high performance composite, which remains rigid, minimizes cone flex and lowers harmonic distortion. The CIMP consists of a one-piece, injection-molded polypropylene material that moves as a piston, exhibiting power and control.

Enhanced BAM (Basket and Motor) Assembly: The Enhanced BAM (Basket and Motor) Assembly utilizes a high strength steel basket, features a low-profile open design, and provides a solid foundation for the precision aligned motor assembly.

Santoprene Rubber Surrounds: The santoprene rubber surrounds offer unmatched acoustical dampening and UV protection, while allowing extended cone excursion for additional bass output and higher SPL.

Voice Coil Former: Each woofer uses a high-temperature Polyimide film voice coil former for improved sonic and conductive properties, and to prevent thermal-electrical meltdown.

Tinsel Leads: The speaker uses high power tinsel lead wires to prevent broken leads and power loss due to the common use of "insufficient gauge" lead wires.

Titanium Dome Tweeters: Each speaker features a 3/4" Titanium dome tweeter with neodymium magnets for an extended high frequency response up to 21kHz.

Ferro-Fluid Cooled Tweeter Voice Coils: Each tweeter voice coil is fluid cooled for greater durability.

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