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Kenwood Excelon XR-1700P

6-1/2" component speaker system

Item # 113XR1700P

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About the Kenwood Excelon XR-1700P

Quality components

I know — your choices when it comes to component speakers feel overwhelming, but this Kenwood Excelon XR-1700P 6-1/2" component system belongs on your list. The celebrated Excelon 2-year warranty is a meaningful symbol of the sound quality you can expect from these classics. You'll gain a rich, full sound, thanks to a strong, enhanced pulp woofer cone that offers the warmth of paper with the durability of modern plastics. The resilient rubber surround shrugs off weathering and provides support, no matter what.
External crossovers

These high-quality external crossovers ensure the woofers and the tweeters receive the right frequencies.

Quality components

I know — your choices when it comes to component speakers feel overwhelming, but this Kenwood Excelon XR-1700P 6-1/2" component system belongs on your list. The celebrated Excelon 2-year warranty is a meaningful symbol of the sound quality you can expect from these classics. You'll gain a rich, full sound, thanks to a strong, enhanced pulp woofer cone that offers the warmth of paper with the durability of modern plastics. The resilient rubber surround shrugs off weathering and provides support, no matter what.

Huge tweeters

It's amazing the difference a well-placed tweeter can make in the sound of your system. The separate 1-3/16" soft dome tweeters deliver all the high-frequency details smoothly, while 2-way external crossovers and powerful, lightweight magnets make these tweeters extremely accurate without sounding harsh.

Bring on the power

With speakers this fine, you'll enjoy premium audio that'll make every drive a joy. And these well-built speakers will handle up to 80 watts RMS, so you'll maximize their performance when you power them with a nice amp. Grilles are included.

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Product highlights:

  • component speaker system includes 2 woofers, 2 tweeters, and 2 crossovers
  • 6-1/2" advanced hybrid pulp woofer with rubber surround
  • 1-3/16" soft dome tweeter with neodymium magnet
  • 2-way external crossover
  • handles up to 80 watts RMS (280 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 57-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 86 dB
  • woofer top-mount depth: 2-5/16"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # XR-1700P

What's in the box:

  • Two Woofers
  • 2 Tweeters (each has an integral flush mount frame and a 5" Length of wire attached)
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Grille frames
  • 2 Tweeter flush mount retaining clips
  • 2 Angled surface mounting housings
  • 2 Woofer adapter brackets
  • 2 Crossovers
  • Eight 1/4" Bracket bolts
  • Twelve 1" Screws
  • Four 5/8" Screws
  • Two M3x6mm Machine screws
  • 12 Large speed clips
  • 4 Small speed clips
  • Grille putty
  • Instruction manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ Portuguese)
  • Warranty information
  • Templates on box

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Kenwood Excelon for the win!

Josh from Los Angeles, CA on 5/25/2017

2006 Subaru Legacy

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I just did a full system overhaul on my 2006 Subaru Legacy GT Wagon. I went with a Kenwood Excelon KDC-X501 receiver, X-801-5 Class D 5 channel amp, XR-1700p components up front, KFC-X174 coaxials in back, and a Focal RSB-250 Auditor Series 10" dual 4-ohm voice coil subwoofer in back. I never intended to run so much Excelon, but they all sound great and provide a lot of bang for the buck. These components sound fantastic. Probably better than they should at this price point. They are crisp and clean, but have a nice warmth to them, probably due to the hybrid pulp cones. I tested them on many genres (rock, dance, hip hop, pop, jazz) at a local shop before deciding on them, and they really performed nicely across the board. I was comparing them to Focal Auditor RSE-165, and really thought Focal would take the cake. While the Auditors were great, there were certain songs that had really sharp frequency points in the mid range, so much so that it made me cringe. These Excelon's initially didn't seem as bright as the auditors, but never once had any hot spots in the testing. They really just gave a nice smooth performance all around, and get a good bit of bass as well. I couldn't be happier with my system. More than enough juice for the wagon, and clean all the way to as loud as I like it. The tweeters seemed a bit hot at first, but just needed some hours at nominal levels to break them in properly. They are sounding better and better each day.

Pros: Warm sound, good mid bass response, smooth highs

Cons: none

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Crisp and Clear

Colby from UT on 4/29/2017

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I just got this installed in my 2012 CRV. The sound is loud, crisp, and clear. I have them amped which is needed to get the best sound out of these. I couldn't be happier!

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1-3/16" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition ---
Woofer Composition Advanced Hybrid Pulp
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 86
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 57 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 80
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 280
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 15/16

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Features

Woofers: The woofer cones are made of injection-molded polypropylene. This process of cone molding assures a uniform cone thickness for superior linearity and clarity. It is also light weight and rigid for decreased distortion and improved bass response.

Woofer Mounting: Without an adapter, the XR-X1700P woofers fit standard 6-3/4" applications. Given their required cutout, they will also fit 6-1/2" applications without an adapter, but new screw holes must be drilled. Using the included adapter brackets they can be mounted in a variety of 6-1/2" and 6-3/4" applications, without any modification. Enter you vehicle information to confirm fit.

Crossover: Each crossover has screw terminal inputs and outputs that will accommodate bare wire or spade connectors up to 0.315" wide. (Speaker wire is not included with the system.) The output level of the tweeters is adjustable; choose 0 dB or -3 dB.

Crossover Dimensions:

  • Length: 4.563" (plus wiring)
  • Height: 1.327"
  • Width: 2.6"

Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeters can be flush mounted using the supplied hardware, or surface mounted using the included housings. Once mounted the tweeters have these dimensions:

  Flush Mount Angled Surface Mount
Mounting Depth 0.738" 0.55" (screw depth)
Mounting Height 0.421" 2.044"
Cutout Diameter 1.768" N/A
Frame Diameter 2.082" N/A
Frame Length N/A 2.094"
Frame Width N/A 2.089"

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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