About the Kenwood Excelon KFC-XP184C
Big, big woofers
Big, big woofers
The Kenwood Excelon KFC-X184C component speaker system features a huge 7" woofer, packed into a frame that will still fit into the factory openings of many Dodge, GM, and Toyota vehicles (some cars may require slight modifications). A bigger cone moves more air, so your music can have the fullness and punch you miss with most factory speakers. A diamond-array pattern etched into the cone increases its strength for improved dynamic response and lower distortion. The rubber surround resists weathering, providing reliable support that keeps your music playing, no matter what.
Sweet sound from silk tweeters
The separate 1" silk dome tweeters deliver all the high-frequency details smoothly, while special-design circuitry and powerful, lightweight magnets make these tweeters extremely accurate without sounding harsh. Kenwood includes multi-purpose adapter brackets that help the oversized woofers to fit in some Dodge, GM, or Toyota vehicles. Grilles are not included; factory grilles are appropriate for most installations.
Installation note: You'll need a pair of our universal backstraps to install the tweeters in the factory locations.
Grilles are not included; the factory grilles should be suitable for most applications.
- component speaker system includes 2 woofers and 2 tweeters with inline crossovers
- brackets included for 6-3/4" and 6"x9" locations
- Diamond Array Pattern carbon-polypropylene woofer
- butyl rubber surround
- 1" silk dome tweeter with neodymium magnet
- power range: 6-80 watts RMS (280 watts peak power)
- frequency response: 63-18,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 86 dB
- depth: 2-3/8"
- grilles not included
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # KFC-XP184C
What's in the box:
- Two Woofers
- 2 Tweeters (each has a 5" Length of wire attached)
- 2 Flush-mount tweeter housings (installed on tweeters)
- 2 Flush-mount retaining clips
- 2 OEM tweeter mounting brackets
- Two 6x9 Adapter brackets (Dodge)
- 2 Multi-purpose adapter brackets (include GM and Toyota applications)
- Two 29" Tweeter wires with integrated crossovers
- Two 11" Woofer wires (each has quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
- Eight 3/4" Self-tapping screws
- Eight 3/8" Self-tapping screws
- Four 5/8" Self-tapping screws
- 2 Wing nuts
- 4 Speed clips
- Adhesive backed foam gaskets
- Instructions (English/ French/ Spanish/ Portuguese)
- Warranty information
- Tweeter templates on box
Kenwood Excelon KFC-XP184C reviews
Replaced my worn out 2008 Tundra JBL speakers. Was a little concerned going to a 4ohm. No need to worry the sound is awesome. I knew I was missing out on sound due to the condition of my old speakers but WOW what a difference. The tweeters fill in the sound and the mids have some thump. They sound even better when I connect to my AUX port. I would recommend these for anyone looking for and easy replacement for worn out Tundra w/JBL 6x9 (Everything you need is in the box) and tweeters fit in stock bracket (pop the old one out and replace with new one).
Pros: everything included in the box, sound
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Great sound even on my factory head unit in my 2017 F150
Pros: Great sound quality
Cons: Supplied speaker ring adapters are a little thin and flimsy ended up making my own out of wood.
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Great speakers, the mid bass off of the woofers is incredible. Brought a new degree sound to my crew cab truck!
Pros: Great mid bass
Cons: None right now
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Great sound. The detailed installation instructions were very helpful. Installed them in less than half a day. Kenwood quality is second to none.
Pros: Great sound.
Cons: Tweeter needed some extra time during the install.
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Unbeatable clarity and able to take the load without any distortion.
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These sound amazing even with only 14watts coming from my receiver for now. Properly adjusted crossover has my rear sounding like I have a sub installed and no distortion. The fit is nearly perfect to be a 6x9 replacement. Installation was obviously more involved but not difficult by any means. I only wish the same set in 6-3/4s fit my front location. If you are like me and dislike both 6x9s and coaxial, definitely get these.
Pros: Sound!!!! Overall ease of installation as a custom fit speaker, box comes with just about everything to get the job done.
Cons: Installation requires a bit of thought, but that is the nature of these speakers.
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Sound great. Running 75 watts through the speakers. Good bass nice highs. Fits in 2008 audi doors, tweeter fit in dash location. Paired with the 7" coaxials. Nice match.
Pros: 7" fits my 6.5" location. Sounds great.
Cons: Tweeter wires are not color coded. Make sure you have a meter to ensure the tweeters are in phase.
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Sound great, and fit great.
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only running these things from my Pioneer AVH-X5800BHS with Kenwood KFC-1795PS in the back door and a Sound Ordnance B-8PTD.. nice and clean sound when tuned.. mostly listen to rock though... but dance music and rap sounds great also
Pros: great upgrade from factory speakers
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I bought these speakers for my 2015 Toyota Corolla, even though the site says this will not fit, but it fits just fine. I only had to drill the rivets out for the stock speakers and tap in to the wire going to the tweeter. The provided bracket works good and you can pop the tweeter out of the housing so you can fit it in to your cars OEM housing.
Pros: Sounds good, fits perfect. No hacking and cutting in to your door frame to make this fit, both tweeter and sub fits with out any hacking.
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crisp and clean sound
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The Kenwood Excelon's installed easily in my wife's 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan doors. I used the factory 6X9 location to house the 7" speakers with Kenwood's bracket. The materials and hardware shipped with the kit were first class. Kenwood had directions specific to Dodge, Toyota, GM, and a few others. The included wire and speaker leads made wiring a breeze. I mounted the component tweeters next to the door speaker on the door panel (plastic drilling required with a 1.75" drill attachment costing $6 at a hardware store). The crossover was imbedded in the woofer and the wiring, making the installation much easier. Mounting a crossover was more than I wanted to tackle; I had visions of the crossover issues and an unhappy wife. The speaker quality was great. The installation went great. The sound is excellent. Good deep bass and clear highs. The component tweeters swivel a bit and can be positioned for ideal directionality. The highs are a tad bright, but some equalization on the stereo easily corrected that. Overall I am very happy with the speaker sound. My wife said today she came home and listened to old music for 30 minutes in our driveway. She loves the new sound. She said it is much more clear and crisp. Wife's happy = me happy. I paid full price (no sale unfortunately) and I would purchase these again. Note also, I installed with Dynamat door kit. The speakers are running from the factory (non-Infinity) head unit; no external amplifier.
Pros: Great component level quality without the separate crossover to mount. Impressive materials all around.
Cons: Would have been nice to catch them on sale.
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More details on the Kenwood Excelon KFC-XP184C
Features & specs
|Tweeter Design||1" Dome|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter)||86|
|Sensitivity at 2.83 volts||N/A|
|Frequency Response||63 - 18k Hz|
|Minimum RMS Wattage||6|
|Maximum RMS Wattage||80|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||280|
|Top-mount Depth (Inches)||2 3/8|
|Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||6|
Woofers: The woofers are oversized for a fuller sound quality than typical factory speakers. The Carbon/Polypropylene cones and rubber surrounds are durable, designed to withstand the harsh automotive environment.
Custom Brackets: The KFC-XP184C woofer is designed as a factory replacement speaker and includes adapters compatible with many GM, Toyota, and Dodge vehicles (one bracket adapts to a 6x9 opening, the other is a multi-purpose bracket and is scored for trimming to fit several applications). Please refer to the Crutchfield Car Selector to confirm fit for your vehicle.
Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeters can be flush mounted using the supplied housings and metal retaining-clips. Once installed the tweeters can pivot in the housing, so their angle can be adjusted to obtain a better soundstage. The tweeters can also be top or bottom mounted in a factory tweeter location using the included OEM brackets. The tweeters cannot pivot when installed in the OEM brackets. Once mounted in the appropriate housing, the tweeters have these dimensions:
|Flush Mount||Factory Top Mount (remove bottom mount flanges)||Factory Bottom Mount (remove top mount flanges)|
|Mounting Depth||1.25"||0.58" (screw depth)||1.125"|
|Frame Width (w/flange)||N/A||2.675"||2.675"|
Crossover Network: The system features low-pass crossovers wired to the woofer terminals and attached to the speaker baskets. A high-pass crossover is integrated into each included tweeter wire. The input end of the tweeter wire (female quick slides) attaches the the woofer terminal in parallel with its input. The output end of the tweeter wire (one male and one female quick slide) mates to the wire attached to the tweeter.
Warranty Note: Although the information included with these speakers indicates a 1-year warranty, they are actually covered by the Kenwood eXcelon 2-year warranty.
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