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Kicker 43DSC6504

DS Series 6-1/2" 2-way car speakers

Item # 206DSC6504

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About the Kicker 43DSC6504

The Kicker fit

Kicker's DS Series 43DSC6504 6-1/2" speakers make a great replacement for the worn-out factory speakers in your vehicle. In addition to providing excellent sound, these Kickers incorporate a zero-protrusion tweeter into a low-profile speaker that'll fit in more vehicles than ever.

Reliable, powerful sound

These 6-1/2" speakers will give you the kind of clarity you've never had with your factory speakers. The 2-way design recreates a dynamic sound, dedicating the highs to the PEI domed tweeter while sending the lower frequencies to the 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer. They'll conjure hefty volume even from low-powered factory radios, so you can confidently pump your jams for years to come.


  • 2-way car speakers (pair)
  • 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer with ribbed polyester foam surround
  • 1/2" PEI domed tweeter
  • power range: handles up to 60 watts RMS (240 watts peak power)
  • frequency range: 40-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-13/16"
  • impedance: 4 ohms
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 43DSC6504

What's in the box:

  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Two 11" lengths of speaker wire (tinned wire on one end and female quick slides on the other)
  • 4 Red plastic butt connectors
  • Eight 1-1/8" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)

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Features & specs

Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1/2" Balanced Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition PEI
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 40 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 60
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 240
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) 0.419
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Polypropylene Woofer Cones: The Kicker DS-series speakers feature durable polypropylene woofer cones for their rigidity and light weight. Polypropylene is also resistant to moisture and high 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.

Balanced-Dome Tweeters: The 1/2" PEI (Poly-Ether-Imide, polymer film) balanced-dome tweeters provide a smooth high frequency response with quick, detailed and spatially-correct imaging. A semi-dome tweeter has a dome placed inside a cone; balanced dome tweeters are semi-dome tweeters with equal reproduction area given the cone and dome portions of the tweeter.

Mounting: The speaker baskets have multiple mounting holes and are designed to fit standard 3-hole 6-1/2" applications and Ford's 4-hole 6-1/2" applications. They will also fit many 6-3/4" applications, but a speaker baffle should be used to seal the inner ring of screw holes.

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19 questions already asked

[ southwestoats  Dec 09, 2020 ]
1 answer
I put these in my wifes' Sonata car doors. They sounded good for the price. Hope this helped
[ travis  Dec 09, 2020 ]
DS vs CS? I'm currently running a pair of 6.5 CS in the front which are run by an amp, but want to replace the rear door speakers which would be run by the OEM head unit. Would these be better since the supplied power will be much lower?
[ Eric M  Dec 06, 2020 ]
2 answers
That was my truck i think there talking about my car i have pioneer head unit & 4 kicker speakers sounds very good & cheap also good value.
[ DEAN  Dec 16, 2020 ]
I have a pioneer head unit no amp i have kicker in the rear doors & alpine in the front doors sounds very good.
[ DEAN  Dec 16, 2020 ]
Do you need to break them in?
[ Thomas  Nov 06, 2020 ]
1 answer
You do not have to break them in just install in your car they will break in on there own and they will sound better
[ Rudedogg  Nov 07, 2020 ]
Do these need an amplifier to sound good?? I have a 2015 Jeep Wrangler JKU and plan to install these in my roll bar.
[ Ed  Aug 02, 2020 ]
2 answers
I dont know about an amp I just have them hooked straight to my Sony XAV-AV1000 stereo and they sound fine to me
[ Jason  Aug 02, 2020 ]
They sound good in my car, I have no complaints. Mine are just ran threw my jvc stereo.
[ Kenneth  Aug 02, 2020 ]
Good bass?
[ Griffin  Jul 14, 2020 ]
1 answer
decent upgrade to factory speakers. They were hooked up directly to the head unit. Was not really looking for bass just more clarity in the sound.
[ ANGEL  Jul 21, 2020 ]
i have a 2017 hyundai elantra gl sedan would these fit my front lower door panel?
[ kayla  Mar 02, 2019 ]
1 answer
You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Krissy  Mar 07, 2019 ]  Staff
will these speakers fit a 2014 jeep wrangler?
[ Luz  Feb 25, 2019 ]
1 answer
You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Krissy  Mar 01, 2019 ]  Staff
How do I warranty this item?
[ Jeep255  Oct 02, 2018 ]
1 answer
You'll find Kicker's warranty information in the support section of their website:
[ Ryan  Oct 09, 2018 ]  Staff
How much bass do these put out if they are ran off a stock system?
[ Cameron  May 23, 2018 ]
2 answers
I have these in a 4 door ram on the stock head unit and they are a good upgrade over the stock components but your not going to get good bass response out of such a small speaker. Its designed to play more mids and highs. Factory decks are notoriously underpowered for most aftermarket speakers to work to their potential. You may want to consider a new headunit or adding a small multi channel amp to run the factory speakers and a small sub of your looking for more bass.
[ MATTHEW  May 29, 2018 ]
Very good but you will need a amp to get the realy good sound out the speakers
[ David  May 29, 2018 ]
I have a 2005 Nissan Sentra would these speakers fit?
[ Savannah  Feb 20, 2018 ]
3 answers
I don't know. I bought these for a chevy truck. Why would they think I would be helpful with your question.
[ Robert  Feb 21, 2018 ]
You can find this information on crutchfield's outfit my car feature
[ robert  Feb 20, 2018 ]
I don't know - contact crutchfield directly - they are very helpful - the speakers are GREAT
[ Jack  Feb 20, 2018 ]
I have a 2002 acura rsx with a sony MEX-n5100bt stereo, would these speakers be good upgrade for the front doors? Thanks
[ Luke  Oct 26, 2017 ]
3 answers
These are a fine budget speaker. I got them cause they fit in my truck doors. Sounds average. I'd rather have Rockford Fosgate.
[ Robert  Oct 29, 2017 ]
I bought the same pair of Kickers for my 2013 Dodge Dart. Still have factory radio and they sound and perform way better than I would have thought. Highly recommended these.
[ Ronald  Oct 26, 2017 ]
Those front speakers sounds awesome !!! I got on my accord !!!
[ JOEL  Oct 26, 2017 ]
Are they 2 ohm ? and I have 2001 Dakota cub cab , it has a infinity stereo what do you recommend for this better truck?
[ Manzo  Jun 14, 2017 ]
2 answers
The information Robert provided in the answer above is pretty much spot-on! The Kicker 43DSC6504 are 4-ohm; and while nearly any aftermarket speaker will sound better than the stock speakers in your truck, the "best" one for you can vary depending on your personal tastes/listening preferences. If you would like to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat--they can help determine if these Kicker's are right for you, and if not, recommend an alternative for you to consider. Thanks!
[ Larry  Jun 18, 2017 ]  Staff
No, they are 4 Ohm. I can't say what will sound good for you or in your vehicle, as we all have different sound preferences, but any aftermarket speakers will sound better than factory unless you have a newer vehicle. I chose these because the power handling was lower than others. you don't want super high watts without using an amplifier.
[ robert  Jun 16, 2017 ]
2001 Dakota cub cab all four speakers shot , what are the sizes of them?
[ Manzo  Jun 14, 2017 ]
1 answer
You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Kenny  Jun 14, 2017 ]  Staff
Does this come with adapters or do you have to splice wires?
[ Hunterk  Nov 22, 2016 ]
1 answer
This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation. You can also check the Crutchfield website. Enter your vehicle information and when you add the speakers to your cart any available harness will also be added. Hope this helps.
[ Kenny  Nov 22, 2016 ]  Staff
I've been shopping around just trying to replace stock speakers. These appear to be a great option. Any thoughts on performance running completely in a stock system? I don't want to mess around with installing an amp. This is for my wife's SUV
[ Nicholas  Jul 28, 2016 ]
4 answers
They are relatively low wattage speakers so you will be fine running off a stock head unit.
[ Dan  Aug 02, 2016 ]
That's what did in my wrx, really a big/ good upgrade
[ Jonah  Jul 29, 2016 ]
So far they have done very well. I thought I might need an amp but I was wrong great sounding speakers an a good price.
[ Kevin   Jul 29, 2016 ]
I really like the speakers I put 4 in a crew cab gmc I did notice when radio is turned up pretty load that I could really use more watts to push the speakers For everyday clean clear tunes I like a lot Hope this helps
[ Darrel  Jul 29, 2016 ]
How powerful of an amp. should I use for these speakers ?
[ Jerry  May 01, 2016 ]
3 answers
Shouldn't need a amp. I run these on factory radio and they sound amazing
[ Ronald  Oct 26, 2017 ]
Smaller amp would be fine I'm not a big tech on speakers 400 would probably be fine
[ Darrel  Jul 29, 2016 ]
I would say a class D amp such as the small alpine.
[ Kevin   May 03, 2016 ]

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