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Kenwood KFC-1364S

5-1/4" 3-way car speakers

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Nice replacement speakers
If you've been suffering with tired out speakers, Kenwood's Sport Series speakers are a cost-effective way to liven up the sound in your car. The KFC-1364S 3-way 5-1/4" speakers use multiple speaker elements to bring new clarity and enhanced performance to your car audio system.

Nice replacement speakers
If you've been suffering with tired out speakers, Kenwood's Sport Series speakers are a cost-effective way to liven up the sound in your car. The KFC-1364S 3-way 5-1/4" speakers use multiple speaker elements to bring new clarity and enhanced performance to your car audio system.

3-way design
Each speaker features a polypropylene woofer with a treated cloth surround that delivers full bass while standing up to the heat and humidity in your car. A balanced-dome midrange driver allows vocals and instruments to be heard more distinctly, while the ceramic tweeter supplies the musical details that make your music more exciting. The built-in crossover sends the appropriate frequencies to each element, so you'll hear clean, balanced performance. Grilles are included.

Product Highlights:

  • 5-1/4" 3-way car speakers (pair)
  • injection-molded polypropylene woofer with cloth surround
  • 1-3/16" PEI balanced-dome midrange
  • 1/2" ceramic piezo tweeter
  • grilles included
  • power range: 2-28 watts RMS (140 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 40-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 91 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-13/16"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Two 3-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Grille frames
  • Two 19" Lengths of speaker wire (each has female quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Warranty information
  • Specifications and template on the box

The bass is about average for this size speaker in this price range. The mid-range and highs are a significant improvement over factory units. A good value.

Stevo, New Riegel


Kenwood KFC-1364S Reviews

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Stevo from New Riegel on 2/24/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The bass is about average for this size speaker in this price range. The mid-range and highs are a significant improvement over factory units. A good value.

Pros: Price/mid and high frequencies

Cons: Bass seems a little weak

Overall great Sound

Carlos from Puerto Rico on 1/17/2014

2002 Mazda Miata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Overall great sound, impressive improvement over Miata oe speakers

Pros: Overall great sound

Cons: Materiasl quality


Eric B from Milton, NC on 1/7/2014

1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speaker for the price. Sounds much better than my stock speakers in my 300GT. Great rubber surrounds and looks like they are built to last. Won't handle alot of power but perfect for stock wattage systems.

Pros: Price. Sound

Cons: Built a little cheap

Nice speakers

RonK from Pewaukee, Wi on 1/7/2014

1998 Jeep Cherokee
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Nice speakers for the price.

Pros: Ease of install, sound quality good

Cons: low end could be better

Excellent Upgrade from OEM

Stuart from San Francisco, CA on 1/6/2014

2004 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm giving these speaker 5 stars, not because they're the best sounding speakers you can get. They're not. But as OEM replacements, they are a fantastic value. The sound in my Subaru Forester was incredibly dull- all mids, weak highs and essentially non-existent bass. These, along with a comparable pair of Kenwoods sized for the other doors, brought the full dynamic range back to the music. Plenty of punch in the low end and enough at the high end to bring out some sparkle. Again, not the best speakers money can buy, but if you want a cost-effective way to upgrade the factory speakers in your doors, these are a great option.



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SeanJ from TX on 1/2/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great for the money

Pros: Easy to install


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Dad from Fairhope al on 12/24/2013

2001 Jeep Cherokee
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Great sounding efficient speakers work well in my 2001 jeep cherokee



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craigel from Rockford, IL on 12/5/2013

2000 Saturn LS1
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are good, budget replacement speakers. They're not going to "blow you away" by any means, but if you're looking to replace/ upgrade your worn out factory speakers, they are a good choice.

Pros: Price.


good highs and mids...cant handle bass

trich from tampa, florida on 10/24/2013

2000 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Replaced factory speakers with these and they are a big improvement, recently installed 2 polk 6 x 9s and a pb 10 inch sub and the 5 1/4s cant keep up with the bass

Pros: Good highs n mids

Cons: Poor bass

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Anonymous from Phoenix, AZ on 10/21/2013

2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Pricing was great but not the sound I have come to expect from Kenwood.

Pros: Easy install.


Perfect for my work car

smanigal from Sioux City, IA on 10/19/2013

1996 Mazda Protege
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These were great speakers to pump up my work car!!

Pros: Quick and simple install

Cons: None that I can tell so far....

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Anonymous from Chicago, Il on 10/19/2013

2002 Saturn L200
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Nice sound



Great Sound

Ed B. from Rapid City, SD on 10/17/2013

1999 Dodge Ram
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Speakers themselves were easy to install, took a bit to figure out my vehicles factory wiring due to the Infinity upgrade on my '99 Dodge Ram, but, once that was done, quick install, speakers sound WAY better than what I replaced.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: None Yet


Troy R. from Yankton,S.D. on 10/12/2013

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I put them in the front and back doors of a !993 Plymouth Acclaim and what a difference it made It really sound good!

Pros: Took the old speachers out and the new one fit write in place. I wish every project went that smooth


Sounds Great

Chris from Gloucester, VA on 8/29/2013

2001 GMC Yukon
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Put these in the front doors of my Yukon and they sound great.

Pros: Price, Sound


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Denise from Rochester, NH on 8/2/2013

2003 Pontiac Vibe
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Ordered on a Monday and received speakers on a Wednesday! Good instructions. It was my first time installing my own speakers but worked fine.

Pros: Easy instructions, easy to install.

Cons: None.

great sound for the money

Don from Agawam, MA on 7/31/2013

2004 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound for the money, especially with Kenwood package discount

Pros: price, sound, easy installation with adapters

Cons: none

Good Value

Rose33090 from Montgomery, AL on 7/24/2013

1993 Jeep Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I recommend ordering the baffles available for these speakers to deepen the sound. For me, they didn't produce good bass w/o them. Otherwise, the speakers are a great addition to your car system. Good price as well.

Pros: Good price for this level speakers.

Cons: Can be a bit tinny w/o baffles.

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DW from Illinois on 7/22/2013

1999 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

You get what you pay for. Nothing great about these speakers. Just a slight upgrade from the factory paper cone speakers.

Pros: Slightly better then factory


Great speaker great price

Terry ttg from Eugene, OR on 7/10/2013

I purchased these in a package to completely upgrade the factory sound system in a 2004 Mazda rx8. I wanted them for mids, i installed them in the rear deck and matched them with kenwood 5 1/4 components in the front doors and a kenwood 12" sub in the trunk powered by an alpine mrv m500. all running off a Kenwood ddx318, they have performed there task very well, they're tight crisp and surprisingly able to handle high volume levels without clipping. I'm very pleased with the product and extremely satisfied with crutch fields in depth and concise attention to detail (ie: adapter plates, factory matched speaker wire pigtails, master build sheet and shipment tracking communication. I would give more than 5 stars if I could!!!!

Pros: Sound quality, ease of installation,

Cons: Should be option to purchase without grilles for factory install. It's a waste of materials

Speaker upgrade

APirate from Los Angeles, CA on 6/28/2013

1993 Ford Escort LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Replaced 20 year old front door speakers quickly and easily with clear concise instructions and the right parts to make it neat and clean.

Pros: All the right parts to do the upgrade perfectly.

Cons: None

Could be better

Austen from Downstate, NY on 6/20/2013

2004 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not very clear at "higher" volume. A lot of distortion

Pros: None

Cons: They are not clear enough or loud enough

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GodofRage from Queens, NY on 6/16/2013

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I gave 3 stars cause to me I think 3 is neutral. Anyways this speakers were the recommendation that would fit my car. I couldn't give them a positive or negative because I didn't get a chance to install them. The reason being when I tried to mount them with the brackets they sent me with the speakers, they look like junk so many spaces around the speakers. So I didn't waste my time installing them.



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Speakers from Ocala FL on 6/1/2013

2000 Jeep Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Poor sound

Pros: None

Cons: Cheap speaker

Just terrible

Money Mike from Savannah, GA on 5/21/2013

2002 Toyota Corolla
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I wish there could be zero stars. Again, factory speakers in a 10 year old Toyota Corolla outperform these. What a shame that Kenwood and Crutchfield market this product.

Pros: Good Hi's

Cons: Terrible low and mid range. Heavily distorted at higher volume.

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ChrisK from MS on 5/13/2013

2004 Chevrolet Aveo
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Good vocals and treble qualities, but not much in the way of bass. I was replacing the old paper cone factory speakers so anything is an improvement. I am going to move these to the doors and install some 4x6 or 6x9's to improve bass.

Pros: Vocals

Cons: bass

Good cheap speakers

Chico from Augusta, GA on 5/10/2013

2008 Honda CRV LX
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Wasnt expecting much from these speakers. Install them in an 08 CRV to replace the factory speakers. Definitely better than factory. Poor low end but ran a HPF at 120hz and it sounds good. I just let my sub pick up the rest. Well worth $50!




El... from Escondido, CA on 5/1/2013

2000 Chevrolet Metro
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Speakers sound very clean in my Chevy metro don't need any bigger just the perfect size.

Pros: Very nice sound.

Cons: A little hard to instal if doing it alone, recommend a partner.

Nice speaker for the price

Zane from SLC, UT on 4/4/2013

2010 Mazda 3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A nice little speaker for the price. Sound quality is probably standard for the price point

Pros: Inexpensive, does the job you would expect it to

Cons: None

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James from Trussville, AL on 3/8/2013

2001 Jeep Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I did not want to spend much money to replace the stock speakers in my 12 year old vehicle, but should have spent a little more. I feel like I'm listening to the am radio from the 70's.

Pros: Easy to install is 2001 Jeep Cherokee

Cons: Absolutely no bass.

Good all around speakers for the price

Naoya N from Vero Beach, FL on 2/7/2013

1993 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For three way design, this sounds good mid to high range. Lows needs a little bit more oomph. According to Crutchfield's fit guide, i needed no mods but i noticed that this speaker size was tad smaller than what was in there.. if it weren't for the longer screw flange on the outer speaker ring, I would have send them back for the next size up.

Pros: Good sound overall for the price.

Cons: Not much in the low range

Better than factory, but not much.

Connor S from Wi on 2/3/2013

1999 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

You get what you pay for with these speakers: just a nice upgrade from factory, but nothing spectacular. You can't expect much bass from speakers this small so I wasn't really disappointed with that, but I will want to add some bass in the future to level the sound out. The one thing that I have noticed is that at high volume the bass and mids drop out and the sound can get pretty harsh. I would suggest complementing these with some larger, broader range speakers, definitely don't build a system with only these.

Pros: Loud, clear.

Cons: No bass, poor sound range at high volume.


MIKE C from DERRY PA on 2/3/2013

1980 Chevrolet Camaro
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Cons: NONE

Perfect on a budget.

Darren from Kona, HI on 1/26/2013

2006 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I didn't have much to spend but these speakers worked out perfectly. They put out fantastic sound with no distortion at all.

Pros: great sound. affordable,


Valuable replacements.

Anonymous from New Jersey on 1/21/2013

1992 BMW 325IS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great value for the money. Good choice for replacing old paper stock speakers.

Pros: Excellent value for the money.

Cons: Speaker mounting holes didn't fit perfectly in pre drilled holes in vehicle. A quick redrill solved the problem.

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Jake from Winston, NC on 1/1/2013

2002 Saturn L100
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sounds great. They replace the OEM speakers on my Saturn which were rotten (physically).



Nice spks

BradM from Harrodsburg, Ky on 12/24/2012

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Although maybe not full of mid bass, these speakers, when combined with a subwoofer, sound quite nice. Running two of them and two Kicker 10" subs in a reg cab truck, off of a RF P400-4 amp and the sound is very good.

Pros: Great, clear sound for the money.

Cons: Not much midbass, which is expected....

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Ray from Glenmont NY on 12/11/2012

2006 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Tahoe front door speaker installed perfectly with the supplied exact fit bracket and harness. I made an error and tried to use the bracket on the back door and it took some customizing.

Pros: easy fit and install

Cons: the factory speakers had a better air seal between the door and the passenger area.

Door speakers

Nick D from Harker Heights, Texas on 11/1/2012

2001 Kia Rio
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great little speakers, they distort at max volume of my stereo but I am not running a HI-amp so I do not know their full potential. Has a nice mid hit quality and excellent high clarity. Not the best speakers in the world, but the price and quality is right. FYI faceplate does come off.

Pros: Cheap, clear high sound, mid-level hits.

Cons: I wouldn't recommend pushing bass through them, get some woofers and tune down your stereo.

Ok speakers

Scoob from Hyde Park, Mass. on 10/7/2012

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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I installed these to replace my factory speakers in my chevy silverado regular cab. They are not sufficient enough for the small space. The factory ones were better.. I wish I would have gotten a bigger size.



Should have talked to a representative.

Headbangerguy from Bluffton, OH on 10/4/2012

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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Okay for talk radio or sports. Not if you need quick low end response at even medium volume (such as metal and hard rock). Not sure what I expected for the price.

Pros: NIce looking speakers and grilles.

Cons: Inferior sound quality.

Certainly better than factory speakers

Jeff_J from Glendale, AZ on 7/22/2012

2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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The reviews on these speakers were rather lackluster. I am not an audiophile or a sound engineer. Since I bought a new head unit for my 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee, I figured the factory speakers were probably due for an update, even though I thought my factory-installed (but 10 year old) speakers were fine. Crutchfield was running a special on these speakers when purchased with my new head unit, so I took the plunge. The sound from these speakers is definitely superior to my factory speakers, at least to my non-audiophile hearing. I was surprised the sound was so good, although I suspect the bass cannot be heard (or felt) a block away. I am very happy with the purchase.

Pros: Price, sound quality, all needed mounting hardware supplied at no additional cost.

Cons: Probably not concert-hall sound (although improved from factory front door speakers.)

Poor Sound Quality

Mike H from Arlington, TX on 7/8/2012

1997 Ford Aspire
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was looking to replace factory speakers on my vehicle. I was not expecting bass or anything like that from a small speaker however once installed the sound quality was very poor in my opinion. The hits were very clear on this speaker however there was no low to speak of. The factory 1997 paper cone speakers had more low than these. Again, I wasn't looking for bass or expecting it however I was expecting there to be a little low end out of a brand name product


Cons: Very Poor Sound Quality

Perfect for me

Jennifer from New Jersey on 6/26/2012

2003 Honda Civic
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These speakers were a good replacement set for my car. The sound quality is good. I really do not know much about car audio systems but I had to replace my blown rear speakers. I choe these and installed them my self. Easy set up (well at least the speakers were easy, taking the car apart was the most time consuming).

Pros: Good sound.


Just Not Cutting It

Richie Rich from Tucson, AZ on 6/4/2012

1991 Volvo 940 SE Turbo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased a Kenwood Receiver, Boston Acoustics SE45 speakers for the front doors, Kenwood KFC1364S speakers for the back doors also installed 2 JL Audio subs (+amp) for the trunk The Kenwood speakers are the weak link. When I use the fader control, I can really tell the music degrades. The Boston Acoustics are smaller but have such a higher quality sound.

Pros: They look good. Probably better than an old stock speaker. Price.

Cons: weak sound reproduction

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jdp from Jacksonville, Fl on 5/22/2012

1997 Honda Accord LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Definite upgrade for my front speakers in my 1997 Honda Accord.



Great for a 2003 Forester

Ross R from MN on 4/22/2012

2003 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

With an amp running 40 Watts RMS to these speakers (rated 28 RMS) the bass is definitely above the factory premium sound woofers I had before. Without an amp they lack the bass. Excellent Mid and High range with or without an amp, however they go much louder without distorting with an amp. If your factory speakers still work (aren't blown) and you are looking at upgrading your speakers for more bass-don't bother with these speakers, in fact don't bother upgrading your speakers at all. Yes they have better bass with an amp, but if your factory speakers are ok (unlike mine in which I blew both my left side stock speakers!) and you want good bass, you are better off getting a small under the seat powered subwoofer (which are easy to install). These speakers compliment my powered subwoofer excellently! Great replacements for factory.

Pros: Value, Highs and Mids, Bass with an Amp, looks

Cons: Good bass only with an amp


Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Speaker Size
Design 3-way
Tweeter Design 1-3/16" Balanced Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition PEI
Woofer Composition IMPP
Woofer Surround Cloth
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 91
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 40 - 22k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 2
Maximum RMS Wattage 28
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 140
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 13/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 7/16

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Woofers: The woofer cones are constructed from injection-molded polypropylene. This process of cone molding assures a uniform cone thickness for superior linearity and clarity. The cones are lightweight and rigid for low distortion and good bass response. Each woofer uses a treated cloth surround.

Tweeters: Each speaker has a 1-3/16" PEI balanced dome tweeter. 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.

Flat Super-Tweeters: The speaker also utilizes a 1/2" ceramic, flat super-tweeter for added high frequency reproduction.

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For the KFC-1364S 5-1/4" speakers I bought the following baffles from Crutchfield: 237XT55 XTC 5-1/4 pair @ $6.99 They work just fine and are simple to install. [ DONALD E  Dec 15, 2013 ]
The rain baffles suggested by Crutchfield advisor worked fine for the base speakers. Appears no such option (or room) for tweeters. Better question. How do I set crossovers? No info. with my speaker purchase and door panel must be removed in my case to adjust. Also, radio I purchased is not powerful enough to generate enough power to drive my speaker purchase and I ended up adding an amplifier to generate enough sound . Unexpected encounters . After many purchases over years from Crutchfield I endorse their advice and laud their customer service. Many companies could benifit from Crutchfield's business model. [ H.COLEMAN C  Dec 15, 2013 ]
Sorry, Bob. These have been sitting in my garage and I still haven't had a chance to install them. Best of luck with your install and happy holidays. [ JOSHUA  Dec 15, 2013 ]
I bought these for my dump truck and the work excellent [ NATHAN  Dec 15, 2013 ]