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Kicker 43CSS68

6"x8" component speaker system

Item # 206CSS684

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 # 206CSS684

About the Kicker 43CSS68

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 43CSS68 6"x8" 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.

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 2 woofers, 2 tweeters, and 2 crossovers
  • 6"x8" 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 75 watts RMS (225 watts peak)
  • frequency response: 40-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-5/16"
  • grilles not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 43CSS684

What's in the box:

  • Two woofers
  • 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

General
Speaker Size 6x8
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
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 90
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 40 - 21k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 75
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 225
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 11/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 0
Mounting Height (Inches) 0.354
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Features

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"

Mounting Applications: Kicker describes the woofers in this system as 6x8, but they also fit many 5x7 applications. Please enter your vehicle information to confirm fit.

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5. 25 components versus 6×?8 components?
[ Sharon  Jun 17, 2017 ]
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It's been said that you'll get a all around better natural sound from a round speaker than a oval speaker. I believe that to be true with a 2 or 3 way speaker because the way the kid and tweeter are in the center of the speaker and take away from the integrity of the woofer cone. With component speakers there's nothing blocking the center of the woofer also the reparation of the sound brings nice quality sound. A lot of other things come into "quality" sound though. Like placement, angle, wire size, the receiver and power and many other things. Most don't actually hear the crisp quality difference of cheap vs expensive , or components vs 2 or 3 ways. It's really what size will fit in the space you have available. I love my 5.25 kickers. I have them in the front doors on my F-150 pick up and 2way kickers in the rear. With a pioneer 5800 receiver and the sound is great and a huge noticeable difference from stock. Nice highs and great bass. I love them.
[ Frank  Jun 18, 2017 ]
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It really depends on wether you have a subwoofer in your vehicle as well. 5.25 components may not deliver the lower frequencies to the extent the 6x8 components will. The 6x8 has a larger surface area to displace more air.
[ TROY B  Jun 17, 2017 ]

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