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Kicker DS35

3-1/2" 2-way car speakers

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Item #: 206DS35
 

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by Jo Greene
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You love listening to epic, soul-shaking tunes in your ride, but your factory speakers make every song sound like a 60's garage band. Replace those worn-out speakers with some Kicker DS Series models, and get the performance and reliability you deserve.

The DS35 3-1/2" 2-way speakers use stiff polypropylene cones supported by heavy-duty polyester foam surrounds. The 1/2" balanced dome tweeter belts out the high-frequency details, giving your music energy and ambiance. Don't suffer with bad sound in your car — you'll be amazed at the difference some new speakers can make.

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Highlights:

  • 2-way 3-1/2" speakers (pair)
  • polypropylene woofer cone with polyester foam surround
  • 1/2" polyether imide (PEI) film balanced dome tweeter
  • power range: 6-15 watts RMS (30 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 80-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-3/4"
  • grilles not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Design
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2-way
Tweeter Design
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1/2" Balanced dome
Tweeter Composition
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PEI (Polyetherimide)
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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88 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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80 - 20k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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6-15
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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30
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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1 11/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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1 15/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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3 1/16
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What's in the box?

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  • Two 3-1/2" Coaxial speakers
  • Two 12" Lengths of speaker wire (tinned wire on one end and 0.205" + 0.110" female quick slides on the other)
  • 4 Red plastic butt connectors
  • Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Owner's Manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)

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Features

Polypropylene Woofer Cones: The Kicker DS-series speakers feature durable polypropylene woofer cones for power and control. Polypropylene woofers are also resistant to moisture and high 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.

1/2" PEI Balanced-dome Tweeters: The 1/2" PEI balanced-dome tweeters provide a smooth high frequency response with quick, detailed and spatially-correct imaging. PEI is an acronym for polyetherimide. The tweeters have strong neodymium magnets for higher power handling.

 
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Kicker DS35 Reviews

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4 out of 5

The price Rocks as do the Speakers

Written By CarbonUnit.01, Decatur, IL on Thursday, September 13, 2012
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These speakers do a great job for their size and the price they couldn't be beat. I also ran into a height problem in my 1990 Oldsmobile 88 Royale. Called tech support for a solution, as we disused options I noticed that the factor tabs had an offset in them. The tech asked if I thought I could bend the tabs to work, my reply was "are you going to refund my money if the tabs break off? Or am I just stuck with them?" Tech support reassured me that since he advised me to bend the tabs that they would refund my money. Once I offset the tabs they dropped down into the mounting hole and the factory grill bolted back in just as pretty as you please.
Pros:
Sound pretty good for the size........Price was great!
Cons:
Instruction sheet calls for a direct fit.........................it lies
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3 out of 5

The problem is...

Written By monte carlo, Madison, WI on Sunday, July 01, 2012
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I don't have a problem with the speakers sound but the height is a problem. If you own an 82-88 monte carlo the speakers mount through the top of the dash. They are too tall to fit in that space as the windshield gets in the way. I kept the speakers and mounted them elsewhere. Other than that they sound pretty good for a little speaker.
Pros:
Sound nice and price is right
Cons:
Pretty tall, make sure to check how much room you will need
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4 out of 5

Great Value! Good Speaker!

Written By sf, Greenville, MI on Thursday, May 31, 2012
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Great speaker for the price. Full range sound is deep and clean. I would recommend this set to anyone looking for a low cost replacement to OEM speakers.
Pros:
Nice sound
Cons:
A little taller than I hoped but they fit.
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4 out of 5

2011 sonata 2.0T

Written By dash replacement, chandler az on Friday, April 13, 2012
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I have been searching for a replacement to dash speakers a for a 2011 Sonata SE Turbo with base audio system. These speakers were a drop in replacement with just the inner mounting tabs needing to be folded over. The increased treble is very good. The free supplied wire connectors were perfect. Very nice upgrade for the price.
Pros:
Treble
Cons:
None
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