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Kenwood Excelon XR-1703HR

6-3/4" component speaker system

Item # 113XR1703H

Kenwood doesn't take the Excelon name lightly.

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About the Kenwood Excelon XR-1703HR

Worthy of the Excelon name

Kenwood doesn't take the Excelon name lightly. It's their standard for quality sound and excellent performance, and this Kenwood Excelon XR-1703HR component speaker set surpasses expectations. Every element in this system has been selected and crafted to uplift the audio signal from a high-performance amplifier and receiver, particularly when you're playing high-resolution audio files. Working in unison, these premium parts, enhanced by the latest speaker technology, provide a more life-like listening experience, unencumbered by distortion.

Worthy of the Excelon name

Kenwood doesn't take the Excelon name lightly. It's their standard for quality sound and excellent performance, and this Kenwood Excelon XR-1703HR component speaker set surpasses expectations. Every element in this system has been selected and crafted to uplift the audio signal from a high-performance amplifier and receiver, particularly when you're playing high-resolution audio files. Working in unison, these premium parts, enhanced by the latest speaker technology, provide a more life-like listening experience, unencumbered by distortion.

Substantial woofer

The 6-3/4" woven glass-fiber woofer cone delivers the fullness and punch you don't hear with most factory speakers, and its specially designed surround ensures consistent performance. An aluminum die-cast basket minimizes unwanted vibration, allowing the woofer to cleanly provide all the detail and impact you expect. Kenwood uses a special-design voice coil to give you a signature sound that's driving and powerful.

Soft dome tweeter

Kenwood's sleek, surface-mount tweeter pod gives this system an elegant look that matches its high-resolution sound. The 1" soft dome tweeter itself brings warmth and incredible detail to your music that honors an artist's intention song to song. If you are into high-res music, these tweeters reproduce frequencies up to 48,000 Hz, delivering the extended detail and strong imaging of your high-res FLAC or DSD files. Inline crossovers ensure accuracy without any harshness.

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.

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Product highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two woofers and two tweeters
  • 6-3/4" woven glass fiber woofer cone
  • 1" soft dome tweeter with inline crossover
  • aluminum woofer basket
  • handles up to 45 watts RMS (180 watts peak power)
  • extended high-frequency response ideal for high-res music files
  • frequency range: 25-48,000 Hz (-10dB)
  • sensitivity: 83 dB
  • woofer top-mount depth: 2-1/4"
  • grilles not included
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # XR-1703HR
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What's in the box:

  • Two Woofers
  • 2 Bottom mount rings (woofer)
  • 2 Tweeters (each has a 10" length of wire attached)
  • 2 Surface mount tweeter pods (with tweeters installed)
  • 2 Surface mount pads
  • 2 Surface mount brackets
  • 2 Factory tweeter mount rings
  • Two 7' Lengths of tweeter wire with in-line crossovers
  • Two 5" Woofer wire adapters
  • Eight 3/4" Screws (#6)
  • Eight 3/4" Screws (#5)
  • Eight 5/8" Screws (#4)
  • Four 1/2" Screws (#3)
  • Eight M5x16mm Machine screws
  • 4 Speed clips
  • 2 Rubber gaskets
  • 2 Thick adhesive backed foam gaskets (9/16")
  • 2 Thin adhesive backed foam gaskets (1/8")
  • 4 Crimp-less wire splice adapters
  • Instruction manual (English/ French/ Spanish)
  • Specs and tweeter template on box

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 6 3/4
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition ---
Woofer Composition Woven Glass Fiber
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 83
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 25 - 48k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 45
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 180
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 3/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 3/4
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 9/16

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Features

Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeters are shipped installed in surface mount pods. Each pod is attached to a foot, and can tilt (approximately 45°) and swivel (approximately 30°) after mounting. The pods can also be disassembled, and some of the parts use to make standard surface mount housings. The tweeters can be removed from the pod entirely and mounted behind factory grilles. (The included mounting rings might be useful in this location.) Once mounted the tweeters have these dimensions:

  Surface Mount Pods Surface Mount
Mounting Depth 0.45" (screw depth) 0.375" (screw depth)
Mounting Height 1.91" 0.91"
Footprint 1.1" (w) x 1.2" (d) N/A
Frame Diameter N/A 1.7"
Frame Length 1.46" N/A
Frame Width 1.70" N/A

Crossover: The 7' tweeter wires have 6 dB/octave in-line high pass crossovers. The crossover point is approximately 9,950 Hz. The tweeter end of each wire has quick slide terminals that easily connect to the tweeter. The input end has two sets of bullet terminals, labeled Audio Components and Speaker. The terminals labeled Audio Components plug into the included woofer wires. The terminals labeled Speaker are not used.

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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I'm considering the Kenwood Excelon XR1703HR and am wondering if the woofer needs any kind of crossover? I see only an inline tweeter crossover. Can anybody help? Thanks!
[ bill  Sep 07, 2018 ]
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A
An additional crossover is not necessary. The 6.75" midbass driver is rated to play down to 25Hz which is subsonic for most adults.
[ Ryan  Sep 13, 2018 ]  Staff

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