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Kicker 43CSS654

6-1/2" component speaker system

Item # 206CSS654

No sense in dancing around it — if you're looking for an affordable upgrade from factory sound, Kicker's CS...

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No sense in dancing around it — if you're looking for an affordable upgrade from factory sound, Kicker's CS...

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Item # 206CSS654

About the Kicker 43CSS654

The people's component system

No sense in dancing around it — if you're looking for an affordable upgrade from factory sound, Kicker's CS Series is one of the most popular choices. These tough, dependable car speakers have a devoted following and for good reason. You'll get classic Kicker quality that will elevate your music to a startling level, revealing more detail than your ever heard from your factory speakers.  

The people's component system

No sense in dancing around it — if you're looking for an affordable upgrade from factory sound, Kicker's CS Series is one of the most popular choices. These tough, dependable car speakers have a devoted following and for good reason. You'll get classic Kicker quality that will elevate your music to a startling level, revealing more detail than your ever heard from your factory speakers.  

Gain more dimension

Kicker's 43CSS654 6-1/2" component system includes a kickin' polypropylene woofer that delivers solid low end, backed by a polyester foam surround for years of strong performance. The separate 3/4" titanium balanced dome tweeter will bring new dimension to the high-frequency range with crisp instrumental and vocal detail. The external crossover network allows you to pick from three different tweeter level settings so you'll get balanced sound in any vehicle. Grilles are included.

Installation note: You'll need a pair of our universal backstraps to install the tweeters in the factory locations.


Product highlights:

  • component speaker system includes 2 woofers, 2 tweeters, and 2 crossovers
  • 6-1/2" polypropylene woofers with polyester foam surrounds
  • 3/4" titanium dome tweeters
  • external crossover network with 3 tweeter levels (0, +3, +6 dB)
  • handles up to 100 watts RMS (300 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 35-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-11/16"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 43CSS654

What's in the box:

  • Two woofers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • Two tweeters (each with 36" Wire attached)
  • 2 Crossovers (each with 35" Input wire/ 35" Tweeter output wire/ 35" Woofer output wire attached)
  • 2 Flush mount tweeter rings
  • 2 Short tweeter mounting nuts
  • 2 Long tweeter mounting nuts
  • 2 Back angled tweeter rings
  • 2 Front angled tweeter rings
  • 2 Angled surface mount tweeter housings
  • Twelve 1" Screws
  • Two 5/8" Screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Four 7" Zip-ties
  • 4 Red plastic wire caps
  • Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)

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Features & specs

Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 3/4" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Titanium
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Polyester Foam
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 90
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 35 - 21k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 100
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 300
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 13/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 3/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 7/8
Mounting Height (Inches) 0.421
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Polypropylene Woofer Cones: The Kicker CSS-series speakers feature durable polypropylene woofer cones, resistant to the moisture and temperature extremes found in automotive applications.

Ribbed Polyester Foam Surrounds: The ribbed polyester foam surrounds allow extended cone excursion for additional bass output and higher SPL.

Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeters come with brackets to allow multiple mounting configurations: flush-mounted, angled flush-mounted (approximately 10°), and angled surface-mounted (approximately 15°).

Tweeter Dimensions:

  Flush Mount Angled Flush Mount Angled Surface Mount
Mounting Height 0.214" 0.6" 1.16"
Depth 0.55" 0.47" 0.554" (screw depth)
Frame Diameter 1.975" 1.975" N/A
Cutout Diameter 1.564" 1.58" N/A
Frame Width N/A N/A 1.735"
Frame Length N/A N/A 1.885"

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 set the tweeter output; 0 dB, +3 dB, or +6 dB. Each crossover's input and output wires are attached; the 35" woofer output has quick slide terminals that connect directly to the woofer and the 35" tweeter output has bullet terminals that mate to the terminals on the tweeter wires. The crossovers' dimensions are:

  • Length: 4.57"
  • Width: 2.46"
  • Height: 1.01"

Woofer Mounting: In addition to fitting standard 6-1/2 and 4-hole 6-1/2 applications, the woofer also has a standard 6-3/4 bolt pattern. However, if mounted in a 6-3/4 location the holes for the smaller pattern create an air leak, which should be sealed.

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
One of the best component systems out there,especially for the money! Want to replace your factory speakers go with the cs series! If u have an amp add a component system! Harbor freight is a great place to get cheap tools to cut in a tweeter where u want it. Learn and ask questions from the experts here at crutch field! Colt is my go to guy on everything!!! I've been with crutch field since high school 96! Freshman year I was introduced by a friend. I'll put up a response after the install. [ Christopher  Feb 21, 2019 ]
they were recommended with very few low star ratings and i needed more clear and more highs for my music listening [ Gabe  Feb 13, 2019 ]
Great brand, great price, and great features. This will be going in the doors of my 2004 Nissan 350Z, and it fits the specs I require, and I have a good history with this brand, so I trust it will be just what I want. [ Eric  Feb 01, 2019 ]
Kicker kicks ass. =D [ Wilfredo  Jan 02, 2019 ]
Recommended [ Eddie  Nov 28, 2018 ]
lori recommended them [ bill  Nov 27, 2018 ]
Always liked Kicker products, Crutchfield had them for great price [ Christopher  Nov 10, 2018 ]
Great price for what you get. [ Matthew  Sep 14, 2018 ]
Diane help recommend them based on our conversations of what i was trying to accomplish. [ Jimbo of all trades master of  Sep 14, 2018 ]
recommended by jess [ Lillian  Aug 23, 2018 ]
Speakers had 100 watts RMS while keeping a low pricepoint. [ Chuck  Aug 13, 2018 ]
These were recommended for my vehicle. [ Steven  Jul 26, 2018 ]
Metal tweeter and 65+ watts for a convertable mustang. [ Jason  Jul 21, 2018 ]
They look like great replacement speakers and the reviews were all good [ Ever  Jul 18, 2018 ]
Kicker has a well known name and consistent performance for years. [ JOSE R.  Jul 16, 2018 ]
advisor recommended [ Charles  May 26, 2018 ]
Recommended by Dexter [ Brian  May 13, 2018 ]
I wanted speakers that would fit the factory locations without cutting, I like the factory look with a better aftermarket sound! [ Mary  Apr 29, 2018 ]
Recommended by relative [ Forrest  Feb 10, 2018 ]
reviews and on sale [ Dan  Dec 27, 2017 ]
Recommended by Dolly [ William  Nov 24, 2017 ]
They are a reasonably priced replacement for my stock Chevy Silverado speakers?? [ Jennifer  Nov 19, 2017 ]
Crutchfield recommendation [ phil  Nov 07, 2017 ]
My advisor Hogan spent a fair amount of time with me and helped me navigate through my choices compared to my preferences. [ Peter  Oct 17, 2017 ]
I selected these for their sound and fit. [ Robert  Sep 12, 2017 ]
best seller [ clarence  Jul 09, 2017 ]
I chose these to replace my Mustang's worn out rear speakers and to get some better sound quality without breaking the bank. I love Kicker products, because they are always solid performers. My factory configuration separates high and low signals, and I needed the components to fit into what my car is designed to use, and this fits the bill at a good price. [ JASON  Jun 12, 2017 ]
Quality and price... Great! [ OSCAR  May 28, 2017 ]
Speaker quality. [ Kevin  Apr 05, 2017 ]
After speaking with David and him quelling my fears, I decided on these speaker because my truck has a separate tweeter from the woofer and I didn't want a 2-way speaker leaving the tweeter hole open. According to David, you can power this component setup off the headunit itself but to unlock the full potential, a multi-channel amp is preferred. [ Carter  Feb 22, 2017 ]
I have a set of kicker comp. r subwoofers and wanted an all kickers unit. [ Trenton  Dec 03, 2016 ]

7 questions already asked

What gauge wire are these?
[ Ethan  Jul 18, 2018 ]
2 answers
I used a eight gauge wire
[ VALERIO  Jul 19, 2018 ]
I use 14 gauge
[ Cameron  Jul 18, 2018 ]
What gauge wire are these?
[ Ethan  Jul 17, 2018 ]
2 answers
I used 16 gauge to wire mine with no issues. But i also wired them into the aftermarket harness and used the existing factory wires which are smaller. But it doesn't hurt the sound. They are pushed by a Infinity Kappa 4x100 amp.
[ John  Jul 21, 2018 ]
Either 12 or 16 I think but not for sure. Sorry.. My son bought these
[ Julie  Jul 20, 2018 ]
Will I need to change out the factory head on a 2012 Wrangler Unlimited?
[ Colter  Jul 11, 2018 ]
1 answer
Just don't have a 2012 wrangler unlimited so I don't know
[ chris  Jul 11, 2018 ]
Will these make my 2015 Jeep sound better?
[ jaylon p.  Jun 28, 2018 ]
2 answers
In my opinion, yes. They are loud and can handle being played at a louder volume, while still sounding crisp and clear. However, if you outfit your whole car with these, they don't play a lot of bass, so I would suggest getting a subwoofer or something to supplement for the bass.
[ Chris  Jun 29, 2018 ]
[ Nathan  Jun 28, 2018 ]
Can I get this setup in white?
[ Clayton  May 29, 2018 ]
1 answer
No. The Kicker CSS654 only come in the color shown.
[ Ryan  Jun 06, 2018 ]  Staff
Do you have to install the tweeters?
[ David  Oct 09, 2017 ]
1 answer
You do not "have" to install the tweeters but you'll definitely want to. One of the primary benefits of installing component speakers is the better imaging you get when the separate tweeters are mounted up higher on the door or dash.
[ Ryan  Oct 13, 2017 ]  Staff
How do they sound without having a sub ?
[ Garrett  Aug 29, 2017 ]
1 answer
They sound good without a sub but if you're wanting to hear the bass you'll definitely need some subs I have 2 12" Comp R kickers in my car and it's a night and day difference with and without them. It's hard having to drive my other car without them.
[ Trenton  Sep 01, 2017 ]

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