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Kicker KS68

6"x8" 2-way car speakers

30 Reviews

Item #: 206KS68

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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 speakers to deliver the performance you need to bring that "live music" experience to your ride.

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

The KS68 6"x8" 2-way speakers use heavy-duty polypropylene cones supported by Santoprene rubber surrounds. These speakers can handle high-level playback without straining, especially when they're powered by an outboard amplifier. Each speaker sports a titanium 3/4" dome tweeter that broadcasts plenty of high-frequency sparkle, so you'll hear all the sonic details that make your tunes exciting.

These speakers will fit in both 5"x7" and 6"x8" speakers. Grilles are not included — factory grilles are appropriate for most installations.

Crutchfield was awesome, shipped in a day with complementary install gear, easy to install, I would definitely purchase again and recommend.

Nathan, locust, NC

What's in the Box:

  • Two 6x8" coaxial speakers
  • Two 12" lengths of speaker wire (tinned wire on one end and 0.205" + 0.115" female quick slides on the other end)
  • 4 Red plastic butt connectors
  • 8 Self-tapping screws (length=1-1/8")
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Owner's Manual

Product Highlights:

  • 2-way 6"x8" speakers (pair)
  • polypropylene woofer cone with Santoprene™ surround
  • 3/4" titanium dome tweeter
  • also fits 5"x7" speaker openings
  • power range: 6-60 watts RMS (180 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 45-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-3/8"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Kicker KS68

Average Customer Review(s):

(30 Reviews)


DanF from Wahoo, NE on 5/25/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The stock speaker in my 08 Mazda 3 were shot so I had to replace them.These speakers made my stock radio sound great.They fit perfectly in my doors and easy to install. Had more bass than i thought the they would of had. Had to break them in for a week or two. Can't wait to get a new head unit. And possibly a powered Sub. I will be shopping at Crutchfield for all my Car audio needs from now on. Great tech support & free stuff.

Pros: A great overall sounding speaker.

Cons: Break in time.

Kicker KS68

Nathan from locust, NC on 5/12/2014

2014 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crutchfield was awesome, shipped in a day with complementary install gear, easy to install, I would definitely purchase again and recommend.

Pros: Sound great, not too pricey.

Cons: None

You Can't go wrong!

Anonymous from Forney Tx on 3/26/2014

I own a 2009 f150 xlt. These are very nice they fill in the drivers door dead spot. I currently dont have an amp but will add one later. They fill the cab with a rich full sound. These were added to my factory SYNC system. I plan on adding two 10" JL's later. If your looking for better than stock sound get these,Not the DS! They arent worth it....


Cons: Need a small Amp on factory headunit.

Upgrade your Ford today!!!

PeteW from Louisville, KY on 3/22/2014

2002 Ford Explorer Sport
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Replaced the factory speakers with these Kickers. Had already replaced the head unit, now have great sound. Easy install in the rear panels of my 2002 Explorer Sport. Now have loud, crisp sound with good bass from 6 x 8 speakers.

Pros: Perfect fit for Fords Good bass for this size speaker Crisp clear sound

Cons: None

Kicker KS68-Great Sound!

Bill H from Tallahassee,FL on 3/14/2014

2008 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Put these speakers in the rear deck of a 2008 Ford Mustang. Due to the amount of interior panels and shoulder belt mounting points that must be removed to properly remove the rear deck cover, one needs moderate skills and patience, but the results were worth it. These Kicker speakers are GREAT! FULL clear clean sound from bass to the tweets. They are being powered by the Ford OEM Shaker 500 head unit and I listen at about one-third power. Stayed clear and clean when testing at full power. An excellent overall speaker!


Cons: None.

Kicker 6x8 speaker rocks

RHM from Miami, FL on 1/6/2014

2007 Mazda 5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Kickers FS series are a well rounded speaker. They have great clarity in the high and mid-range frequencies. The low end is adequate and performs better when driven by an amplifier. They are not meant to deliver hard driving base, I have them set up and accompanied by a 10 inch subwoofer. Love the sound with and without the extra bottom to back them up.

Pros: Great sound at all frequencies, even better when amplified with more than just the head unit.

Cons: Not design to handle extreme low frequencies, should be accompanied by extra subwoofer set up.

Great for the price

Ruben from Fairfax, VA on 9/9/2013

1997 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The speakers were easy to install in my ford f150 1997. Deliver nice sound quality and bass which is what I wanted it for the price. Has great highs.

Pros: Good sound for price

Cons: None

Nice Speaker

asell21 from Grand Forks, MN on 8/19/2013

2005 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have these kickers installed in my 2005 F-150 Supercab and they did make a noticeable difference. Better bass than my stock speakers and better mids to highs. Overall a nice quality speaker for the money!

Pros: Bolts right in, Clear sound.

Cons: None

Kicker rocks

Greg M from Phoenix Az on 7/7/2013

2012 Ford F-150 FX2
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The 6x8 speakers are power hungry make sure you put an amp on them if you don't you are missing out

Pros: Great tight bass

Cons: Need a amp to make them sound real good and clean

Kicker never dissapoints

Island sound from Kodiak, AK on 6/20/2013

2004 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed the kicker KS68 model in a 2005 ford escape with a friend. I was amazed at the quality and strength for a 2way speaker. It does not compare to a component set, but if you want noticeable difference in strength clarity and well rounded acoustics then look no further than these kickers!

Pros: Very clear, strong, impressive mid bass, clean and look good. All you want for a 2 way speaker

Cons: None

Good Speaker's

LesV from Broken Arrow, Okla. on 6/5/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very good speaker, has allot of bass to it and every one say's there's no bass in a 6x8 speaker then try this set. High's are very good, really beats the factory speakers all over the place especially when cranked up. I put two sets in my truck front and back and I really like them, can't wait to give them a small amp of maybe 50 to 75 watts should really sound good then. If your on the fence about a good speaker for not allot of money then try these. Also wanted to thank Crutchfield for all the help with this selection of speaker for my truck, and the install sheet was great helped allot.

Pros: Good Bass, very nice high's very low cost.

Cons: not allot.

Kicker KS68

Southernboy96 from Virginia on 5/29/2013

1998 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very great speakers the sound is great bass response is great buy these speakers!


Cons: They unhook if you don't have them plugged in all the way

Great Speakers for the $$...

Chuck F. from San Antonio, TX on 5/28/2013

2013 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought these to replace the garbage stock paper speakers in a base model 2013 Mustang. Great speakers for the money. They handle lows, mids and highs very well, and can handle up to 60W RMS should I want to install an amplifier later. And the added bonus was, of course, the detailed install sheet that Crutchfield includes with each order. Lots of quality sound for not a whole lot of money....a great speaker for all-around sound improvement.


Cons: None.

Kicker KS68

Anonymous from Boise Idaho on 4/17/2013

Just finished installing new kicker KS68 from Crutchfield in my 2004 Explorer. I put the ks68 kickers in the front doors and installed kenwood KFC-C6894PS in the rear doors. I was looking to match the base that came out of the stock speakers in the Explorer. Believe you me, they are awesome!!!!!! I have a Clarion head unit. No aftermarket amp, these speakers really rock I'm telling you. There is plenty of base and the highs and the meds are exactly what I was looking for. The install was so easy came with stock wiring harness no cutting no soldering No mass. Door panels a breeze to get off, couldn't believe it. If you're looking for a replacement speakers to go inplace of the old crappy stock ones this is the only choice for the 2004 Ford Explorer ,these are the ones.

Pros: Learned how to remove the door panels of a 2004 Ford Explorer

Cons: Couldn't afford to pay somebody else to install.

big sound little speaker

HillBilly from Wilkes, NC on 3/31/2013

2011 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Replaced my stock Ford Ranger speakers with these and WOW what a difference paired with the baffles that I cut the bottoms out of they are crisp, clear, and pack a bass punch for a 6x8.


Cons: a little expensive

Ditch those factory Ford speakers!

Slick from Tucson, AZ on 3/3/2013

2005 Ford Freestyle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Ditch those factory speakers and put in a pair of these! I placed these as the rear pair, along with DS68.2 up front, in my 05 Freestyle, and the difference was amazing! These things offer enough thump to make it hard to justify adding a sub and amp unless you really want the panels to shake loose!

Pros: Excellent sound range and thump!

Cons: None

Very happy in F150 Super Crew Cab

JesseK from Mahwah, NJ on 2/2/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm very happy with these speakers in my 2009 F150 XLT Super Crew Cab with Sync. I wanted a good choice for a speaker replacement on factory headunit power, and after installing the Infinity Reference 8602 speakers and not being happy, I installed these instead. Crutchfield's customer service is second to none, and the return was made very easy. All of the installation instructions were very detailed, and they made installation easy! These speakers have very good bass response for factory power, and they sound much better than the stock Ford speakers.

Pros: Good Low, Mid, and High response!

Cons: Doesn't come with any gasket type material to improve the seal between the speaker and the door.

Great sound, even better price!!!

KYboyinCO from Aurora, CO on 1/13/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers are so go, I now know how bad the radio station is that I listen to! Crisp sound with great separation of the highes and lows. Vocals are rich and the truck is vibrating from the bass. Worth every penny, which was $250 less than going to BestBuy to purchase and have them install.

Pros: Great sound!

Cons: None so far

Kicker KS68 in Mazda Protege

Charles from Richmond,Va on 9/23/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Paired these speakers (front doors) with JBL GT6-69's (rear deck) and a JVC KW-R500 head unit. Sound is great....and even has a fair amount of bass. Easy install and the instructions supplied by Crutchfield could not have been better.

Pros: Quality construction, great sound, and perfect fitment.

Cons: None

Got a bad speaker!

J. Koch from Columbia, MO on 8/27/2012

2005 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Kicker is a great company, so I was surprised when I got a bad speaker. After using Kicker parts for about 10 years, this is the first defective part I've received. All it dies once installed is buzz! No fault of Crutchfield, but I am uninstalling as we speak to return.



These things are Awsome!

Cody S from Dawsonville, GA on 3/12/2012

1999 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I replaced all 4 of my speakers in my f150 and man what a difference! I can actually make out the music over the roar of my tires and exhaust going down the interstate. The low end bass was about the same as factory but I don't listen to that boom boom music so not a big deal to me. Sound quality is second to none as is the service from Crutchfield. Everything I needed was in the box no more splicing wires for me. Crutchfield will be the only place I shop for any of my truck electronics in the future!

Pros: Sound quality at high volume levels, ease of install

Cons: noise camplant from the neighbors the night I put them in.

Put on 2012 V6 Mustang

Zak from Danville, KY on 2/14/2012

2012 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

First off let me say that Ford puts a big pile of garbage behind the doors to produce a "sound" and that's it, nothing more. So generally, anything would be an improvement. I had a pair of Pioneers that I tried putting in there at first, but I did notice a significant amount of bass loss. So I decided to purchase these, and I haven't looked back. With Crutchfield's wiring harness and instructions, installation took a little over 30 minutes and the bass actually IMPROVED, alot. I would reccomend these speakers to anyone, but they are a must have in the new Mustang's. Thanks Crutchfield, and thanks Kicker for creating such an excellent product.

Pros: Everything

Cons: The speakers do need to be broken in, but play them at a moderate level for about a week or so and you really start to appreciate them. Some people have complained that they need to "warm up" in cold weather to sound good. I haven't experienced this problem and it's been 20 below almost everyday since installation.

Kicker in a SN95 Mustang

Anonymous from Orland Park, IL on 1/15/2012

I originally purchased these at a retail store b/c I got them on sale. Let me tell you, these were a significant improvement over the stock speakers. I disassembled the stock speaker to see what materials was used, the voice coil was held by a paper cylinder; most the speaker was made from paper except the surround was made from fabic (good job here ford.) For those debating on getting a set of these or some other brand, I'd say go for these. They sound really nice and most of all put out more bass then the original speakers that are in your car. I mostly jam to hardcore, trance, dubstep, rock, country, R&B-Rap and a little of alternative. These speakers can handle the abuse at loud volume. Bass/Mids/Highs are exceptional.

Pros: Best sound I've ever heard from a speaker. Purchase these, you won't regret it at all!

Cons: 2½ hours of installation which required removal of the door panels & wire crimping. When the interior is cold, they will not throw out much bass until the car has warmed. Mainly because of the Santoprene surround.

good buy

MVP from Andover, IL on 9/24/2011

great speakers. got them to replace one pair of stock speakers in my '95 thunder bird couldnt be happier. excellent sound quality and they can pack a punch. i have a pioneer head unit running them and they are loud enough to make my music have a full balanced sound, even with my 2-12inch kicker subs in the trunk. great buy as far as fairly cheap speakers.



Kicker KS68

Ross G from Blaine MN on 9/5/2011

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sounding speakers. A major improvement over the hollow stock set in 2011 supercrew XLT. Now on to the clean sweep to resolve the factory eq.



2005 Ford Ranger

EricR from East Greenbush, NY on 5/4/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Purchased these to replace the stock sets in the truck...Was pretty unhappy with the quality of the speakers. I actually liked the sound of the stock speakers better. The vocals were a little better with the Kicker's but overall sound was better from the stock Ford speakers, I thought. I'm using a Sony h.u. Just ordered some Boston Acoustics S85's with an Alpine amp so hopefully thats much better.



Great sounding speaker

MikeK from Buffalo, NY on 5/2/2011

2000 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I picked up 2 sets of these speakers for my truck, a 2000 Ford Ranger regular cab. The front set installed without a hitch, and sound absolutely wonderful. So much more crisp than OEM. The rears however, don't exactly fit the rear speaker grilles. The little mounting tabs on the centerline don't really fit within the stock speaker grille, and the plastic surround that sits atop the Kicker speaker interferes with mounting it to the grille as well. Modification to either the grille or speaker seems necessary. I haven't been able to install the rears as of yet, I may try to shave of some of the speaker grille. Hope this helps.



Concert in your car!

RayC from Wheaton, IL on 4/11/2011

2008 Ford Edge
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased these speakers on the recommendation of my son-in-law to improve the sound quality in my 2008 Ford Edge. And WOW!! While still using the factory head unit, the transformation has gone from muted and subdued music to an open soundstage with clarity that I would not have thought possible; even at low volume levels. Listening to the new found detail in my music is simply amazing! I like listening to live recordings of concerts from Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis and other progressive rock bands, and the sound experience from these speakers is like being there; sitting in the sweet spot of the venue. Then take studio recordings from Country Rock Bands like Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn or Lady Antebellum and the music just opens up to a near concert like experience. You have got to listen to Jennifer Nettles (Sugarland) with these speakers; they will turn your car into an "Incredible Machine"! Before pulling the trigger on these (sorry to the PC crowd), I considered Pioneer, Kenwood, Rockford Fosgate and Alpine speakers. While all are highly regarded, these Kicker KS68's just simply kick A. Finally, I cannot say enough be said about the service from Crutchfield, these folks are the best to do business with.



excellent speaker

Matt from Center Harbor NH on 4/7/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought these speakers as a replacement for the factory rear speakers in a 05 mercury sable sedan. they provided excellent bass, mids and highs over the factory speakers. Install was easy with the Master Sheets. I replaced the factory head unit with a JVC KW-XR 610 (double-din) and the only problem was that Crutchfield didn't sell the metra double din kit for 04-05 mercury sables with electronic controls( it is available #99-5719 Just google it.)



Decent upgrade

Chuck from Minneapolis, MN on 2/18/2011

Got 4 of these to replace the factory speakers in my 2010 Mustang. The sound is an upgrade from the factory speakers (cleaner highs and a little more oomph) but these are not a "top of the line" series. If you realy want to upgrade the sound, more money will need ot be spent. But I am glad I did this upgrade.




Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 3/4" Dome
Tweeter Composition Titanium
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Santoprene
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity 90 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response 45 - 21k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 6-60
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 180
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 3/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 7/16

Product Research


Polypropylene Woofer Cones: The Kicker KS-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.

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.

3/4" Titanium Dome Tweeters: The 3/4" titanium dome tweeters provide a smooth high frequency response with a wide dispersion pattern. The tweeters have strong neodymium magnets for higher power handling.

No Grilles: The KS68s do not include grilles. They are designed as a replacement for OEM speakers, utilizing the factory grille.

Mounting Options: Each speaker features six mounting tabs for 6x8" and 5x7" speaker opening applications.

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