Kicker KS5.2

KS Series 5-1/4" component speaker system

Item #: 206KS525C

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You put some good bass in your car, but now your speakers just aren't hanging with your subs. Kicker designed their KS Series component speaker systems to deliver the performance you need to bring that "live music" experience to your ride.

The KS5.2 component system features heavy-duty 5-1/4" polypropylene woofers supported by Santoprene rubber surrounds. These speakers can handle high-level playback without straining, especially when they're powered by an outboard amplifier.

Titanium 1" dome tweeters broadcast plenty of high-frequency sparkle, so you'll hear all the sonic details that make your tunes exciting. External crossovers direct the right frequencies to the tweeters and woofers for optimized performance, so you'll hear detailed, natural sound. Power these components with a nice amp, and you'll hear how these quality component speakers make your music more immediate and real.

Product Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two 5-1/4" woofers, 2 tweeters, and 2 crossovers
  • polypropylene woofers with Santoprene™ surrounds
  • 1" titanium dome tweeters
  • flush-, angled- and surface-mount cups
  • 2-way external crossover network (12 dB/octave, 4,000 Hz high- and low-pass)
  • power range: 6-65 watts RMS (130 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 38-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • woofer top-mount depth: 2"
  • 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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Great for high frequencies

Written By Cayle, Show Low AZ on Tuesday, July 08, 2014

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I got these for my 91 Dodge Shadow. Great product. I recommend high note use only, don't handle low notes too well.

Pros: Great sound clear and crisp.

Cons: Don't use for low frequencies.

Great set of speakers

Written By enjid, Arizona on Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Excellent speakers. I'm very impressed with how much I can turn these up without distortion as well. IMHO, the reproduce sounds very clearly and accurately. My only complaint is the slight 'tin-iness' they have, but I suspect this is from the Titanium woofers.

Pros: -loud/able to handle a lot of power from receiver -clear vocals and instruments -easy plug and play installation

Cons: -a little tin-iness -very limited bass range

Why did I wait so long...

Written By Lindo, Minnesota on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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2005 Toyota Corolla CE with stock system for 9 years = boring...Upgraded to Pioneer head unit, Alpine amp, JBL bass, and these Kicker Speakers = not boring. These speakers definitely make a huge difference. The old Toyota cardboard cone speakers (14.5W) uff da. I am hearing tones never heard before in this little car. These tweeters and midranges would definitely overpower existing lows so definitely add the subwoofer if you add these speakers. Took about 1 hour for front speakers, 2 hours for rear speakers due to all the plastic trim, seats, etc. that need to be removed in the Corolla. Crutchfield step-by-step instructions and a quick question to their advisor's (answered immediately) made this a snap. Now onto the 1997 F150 upgrade...

Pros: Simple, easy installation, crossover's easy to mount inside door panel, sound fantastic!

Cons: None yet

Good Price + Installation Options

Written By Anonymous, Colorado Springs, CO on Wednesday, September 07, 2011

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I bought these on sale along with the 6.5" version for a 1998 Jeep XJ Cherokee. Powered by an Alpine KPT-445 they play clean and clear at any volume level. The tweeters are not harsh and the woofers provide good midrange.

Install was super simple in the stock rear headliner location by installing the tweeter in the center of the woofer like a co-axial speaker. Most component speakers require custom mounting holes for the tweeters, but these have the additional option of mounting the tweeter in the center while utilizing the factory speaker grills.

Had the option of putting the 6.5" units in the rear as well, but would have had to make modifications to the factory speaker locations. The 5.25" speakers don't provide as much mid-bass as the 6.5", but don't require any mods to install for my application. Would definitely recommend these to others.

Kicker 5.2 Component speakers

Written By Rick, Stevensville, MD on Sunday, April 24, 2011

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I bought 2 pair of the kicker 5.2 component speakers for my 2008 F 250 crew cab along with the JL Audio 5/500 amp and a Kenwood 8" shallow mount Sub for my factory sub cabinet along with a Pioneer 4300 dvd head unit. This system absolutly rocks once you get the amp fine tuned... Thanks Crutchfield for all your help in putting my system together... You have a customer 4 life...;)))

Kicker KS5.2

Written By CJ, Buffalo, NY on Tuesday, April 05, 2011

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Clean mids and highs that scream in the doors of my F150. Crossovers were
even easy enough to bury in the panels.

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  • Two 5-1/4" Woofers
  • 2 Phase plugs (installed)
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Grille mounting rings
  • Two 6x8 Adapter brackets
  • Two 1" Tweeters (each with 10" Wire attached)
  • 2 Tweeter mounting posts
  • 2 Crossovers
  • 2 Surface mount tweeter housings
  • 2 Flush mount rings (tweeter)
  • 2 Front angle rings (tweeter)
  • 2 Back angle rings (tweeter)
  • 2 Short mounting nuts (tweeter)
  • 2 Long mounting nuts (tweeter)
  • Two 10' Lengths of speaker wire (tinned wire on one end and 0.187" + 0.110" female quick slides on the other)
  • Two 10' Lengths of speaker wire (tinned wire on both ends)
  • Two 68" Lengths of speaker wire (tinned wire on both ends)
  • Twelve 1" Self-tapping screws
  • Four 1-3/4" Self-tapping screws
  • Four 5/8" Self-tapping screws
  • 16 Speed clips
  • 4 Butt connectors
  • Two 3-1/2" Zip ties
  • Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)

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Woofer Cones: The Kicker KS-series speakers feature durable Polypropylene woofer cones, resistant to the moisture and temperature extremes found in automotive applications.

Santoprene Surrounds: The woofer surrounds are made of Santoprene rubber to allow extended cone excursion for additional bass output and higher SPL. Santoprene is durable and resists moisture for a long life.

6x8 Adapter Bracket: For mounting flexibility, the woofer can be mounted in 6x8 applications using the supplied bracket.

Grilles: The KS5.2s come with graphite-colored, plastic, spoke-style speaker grilles.

Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeters come with brackets to allow multiple mounting configurations; flush-mounted, angle-mounted, and surface-mounted:

  Flush Angle Surface
Mounting Height 0.322" 0.716" 1.195"
Mounting Depth 0.775" 0.631" screw depth
Frame Diameter 2.323" 2.323" 1.911"
Cutout Diameter 1.753" 1.753" N/A

Coaxial Tweeter Mount: In addition to standard tweeter mounting options, an innovative tweeter mounting post lets you mount the tweeter directly to the center of the woofer, giving you a standard coaxial speaker. When the tweeter is attached to the woofer the mounting height increases to 0.935" (top mount) and the tweeter protrusion increases to 0.677" (bottom mount).

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 attenuate the tweeter output; 0 dB, -4.5 dB, or -9 dB. The crossovers' dimensions are:

  • Length: 5.718"
  • Width: 3.012"
  • Height: 1.487"

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