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4" 2-way speakers

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As if Kicker wasn't already stiff competition for any affordable car speaker, their DS-Series speakers once again raise the bar. In addition to providing excellent sound, these Kickers offer a thin profile that allows them to fit in more vehicles. 

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As if Kicker wasn't already stiff competition for any affordable car speaker, their DS-Series speakers once again raise the bar. In addition to providing excellent sound, these Kickers offer a thin profile that allows them to fit in more vehicles. 

Solid sound

The 41DSC44 4" speakers will give you clarity like you've never had with your factory speakers. The 2-way design recreates a dynamic sound, dedicating the highs to the PEI domed tweeters while sending the midrange and lows to the 4" polypropylene woofer. The 41DSC44's highly sensitive design conjures hefty volume even from low-powered factory radios, so you can crank your tunes and keep 'em blasting the whole ride. Grilles included.


  • 2-way car speakers (pair)
  • 4" polypropylene woofer with ribbed polyester foam surround
  • 1/2" PEI domed tweeter
  • power range: 2-30 watts RMS (120 watts peak power)
  • frequency range: 60-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-13/16"
  • impedance: 4 ohms
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Good sound for the money

Ken, seminole, FL

What's in the Box:

  • Two 4" Coaxial speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Two 11" lengths of speaker wire (tinned wire on one end and 0.205" + 0.110" 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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Kicker 41DSC44 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(34 Reviews)

Kicker 41DSC44

Anonymous from Boise, ID on 5/7/2017

2006 Scion xB

These do sound better in some areas than the stock dash speakers in my 06 XB. They are hyped aggressively in the high end. Driving them at around 50-55 from the factory Pioneer (t1807) doesn't push them too hard but I'm looking forward to being able to correct the harshness with a parametric EQ. This site says these will not fit my car. That isn't true. They popped in just fine.

Pros: Good build quality and look. Fit great. Decent sound without crapping out on the low end.

Cons: Aggressive HF boost and distortion at any level.

Great sound

Ken from seminole, FL on 3/21/2016

1996 Chevrolet Impala

Good sound for the money

Pros: Price


plain and simple...........AWESOME

mikec from johnston, ri on 3/3/2016

1994 GMC K Series
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Awesome factory replacement. Everything sounds different, very clear and crisp. And a awesome price

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

Great upgrade

Paul 66 from wilmington, DE on 3/3/2016

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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Excellent upgrade from factory speakers! I did not want to change stock radio. Great sound for cheap upgrade.

Pros: Great sound for the dollar! When ordered Instructions said I would have to re-drill for provided mount. I was able to mount without drilling.

Cons: None

Excellent Buy

Glenn P from Pittsfield, IL on 2/29/2016

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Perfect fit for my 4runner and they sound great with my aftermarket stereo.

Pros: Wonderful sound, best price, delivered in 2 days for free!!!


Factory speaker upgrade.

DM from South Carolina on 1/28/2016

2002 Nissan Frontier
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I purchased these as a factory speaker upgrade. The sound improvement was amazing. They produce a lot of clear sound from a small speaker.

Pros: Sound, quality, ease of installation

Cons: None


gmonetta from Georgia on 12/12/2015

I love the bold sound and the price rocks too! Great deal, Great value!!

Pros: Awesome sound for the size, and great price!

Cons: None

Kicker 4" speakers

gmonetta from Georgia on 12/12/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice sounding speakers for the small 4" size.

Pros: Nice sound

Cons: none

The brand says it right!

Bob L from Pennsylvania on 11/20/2015

2000 Subaru Forester
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These little speakers kick butt. I replaced factory rear door speakers in my 2000 Forester with these (after adding a new head unit, front speakers and a subwoofer). The improvement was noticeable even with the upgraded new stuff in place! I never really used the fader to beef up the sound in back because it was the speakers add some nice power and definition!

Pros: Great sound for 4" speakers, super-easy install!

Cons: Not one thing


Esal23 from Colorado on 11/16/2015

2000 Daewoo Lanos
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They have great range and give out good clean audio. Also the bass is smooth and doesn't overpower the audio and vocals.



Nice for the Price!!

Scooter from Truckee, CA on 10/23/2015

1998 Land Rover Discovery
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I purchased four of these (and two 6" versions) for OEM replacements in my 98 Rover Discovery. Even with the inexpensive head unit I was really impressed with the sound (I'm no audiophile however). The separation between high/mid/low is outstanding and while the bass is certainly not going to break any glass, the two 6" Kicker woofer replacements in the back door do a fine job. I couldn't be happier with the purchase...I got six great speakers.

Pros: Quality build Nice look Great separation Plug and play

Cons: I had to put them in a 17 year old car!!

livin loud

jeff w from Florida on 9/22/2015

2004 Infiniti G35
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sounds really good nice for mid ranges

Pros: price

Cons: none

ok speakers for the size

Josh Zerb from Connecticut on 9/8/2015

2001 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
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For the size the speakers sound great. Don't expect bass you can feel. Sound quality is good.



Great Replacement Speakers

MJAinKY from Kentucky on 9/8/2015

1999 Subaru Forester
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I bought these to replace the rear door speakers in my 1999 Subaru Forester. Installation was a snap ... I didn't even have to remove the door panels, just popped off the speaker cover grills, removed four screws, unplugged the old, trimmed the new foam baffles, plugged in the new speakers. Now I'm ready for the next 250,000 miles on my "fishing beater".

Pros: Ordered the baffles and wiring harness with the speakers ... only a few dollars more. Really easy install. GREAT SOUND!

Cons: Can't think of a one.

Fantastic sound

Mike J from Kentucky on 9/1/2015

2004 GMC Sierra 1500
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This is a fantastic sounding speaker to be so small. Sounds better than the 6 1/2 in Kenwood speakers in the front doors. Very sensitive for great sound from my factory head unit. Gets very loud with no distortion.

Pros: Sounds great with low power factory units. Wide frequency response. Well made.

Cons: None

Just OK

GE from Minnesota on 9/1/2015

1999 Honda Odyssey
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I was limited on what I could put into the front door application. These speakers are ok - not much for low end punch, but it's tough to expect a lot from this size. Definitely an upgrade from the past-their-prime factory speakers that had gone to mush.

Pros: Easy install, appear to be decent quality for the money.

Cons: Not much on the low end of the frequency spectrum. Don't get your hopes up too high and you'll be happy.

Great Product

JoshW from California on 8/25/2015

2008 Volkswagen GTI
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Product was a slight offset in fit but required no alteration. Product sound is great.



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'71 VW Vert from Vermont on 8/10/2015

1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle
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Killer product!!! Excellent price, VERY fast shipping, and simple install directions. Self-installed in under 15 minutes and I am extremely pleased with the amount of sound these speakers pump out. Highly recommended.

Pros: Great speaker set, great price, FAST shipping.

Cons: None


kennyc from Washington on 7/10/2015

2001 Honda Odyssey
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Decent speakers for the price. They don't pack much bass punch, but what 4" speaker does? I'm also not running an amp. I tried a few other low-end 4" inchers and these kicker's sounded the best. Build quality was top notch and they fit great.

Pros: Value, build quality

Cons: Not much bass punch

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Anonymous from New York on 7/4/2015

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Great sound easy installation



An ample upgrade

JeredG from Pennsylvania on 6/1/2015

2009 Volkswagen Jetta
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Bought these as a replacement for the front door speakers on my 2009 VW Jetta. The install was easy and the difference in sound was immediately apparent. Before I swapped out these speakers, it always sounded like the speakers in the back doors were more audible than the ones in the front. I would actually have to nudge the fade a hair toward the front to offset this and make it sound like it was balanced. Once I put the new speakers in, I quickly turned the fade back to the center. It was crazy how much clearer and more powerful these speakers were than the stock ones. It was absolutely night and day. For the price of these, you really can't go wrong. I'm just angry that I didn't do it any sooner.

Pros: Great quality build. Price point is perfect!

Cons: I have yet to come across anything negative about this.

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Brian B. from Michigan on 5/12/2015

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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Easy install with supplied adapters for mounting and wiring. Look good. I needed something small but with good sound and found everything I was looking for in these speakers.

Pros: Looks, sound, and ease of installation. Would recommend to anyone.


could be beteer

Andrew B from wellman on 5/11/2015

2004 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
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Wish I would of kept the boxes to send them back. They bolted right in but the speakers suck worse then my stock ones



Good bang for the buck

Chris from Virginia on 4/25/2015

1990 Toyota Corolla
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I purchased these for my Toyota Corolla, install was straight forward, no surpries, fit perfect. Sound is pretty good return for the investment.

Pros: Fit perfect, good sound

Cons: None

Kicker 41DSC44

Mike B from Massachusetts on 3/20/2015

1987 Mazda RX7
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Worked as I expected good sound and perfect fit for my rx7

Pros: Fits perfect Good sound

Cons: None

Great speakers for the price

Adrian from Fort Worth, Texas on 3/16/2015

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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Great speakers for the price. I was needing to replace my worn out rear door speakers in my Silverado and these worked great!

Pros: Good price, decent quality


Very happy with these spealers

mwsbrat from Florida on 1/14/2015

1999 Chevrolet Silverado
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Purchased these speakers to replace old speakers when I replaced my truck stereo system. Sound great and easy to install



Great sound for the price

Steven from California on 1/11/2015

1994 Oldsmobile Bravada
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Clean sound and inexpensive

Pros: Easy factory fit, clear sound and inexpensive

Cons: None

great power tiny package

tuck from Texas on 1/9/2015

1989 Toyota Corolla
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Excellent speakers

Pros: Tight nice cone crisp highs


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Jason from Bend, Oregon on 9/30/2014

2001 Toyota Echo
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fit perfect in my 2001 echo



Good Value

ReneN from Blacksburg, VA on 9/18/2014

1985 Toyota MR2
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Installed these in a 1985 Toyota MR2, replacing the 30 year old dash speakers. As you would expect in a dash, there is no meaningful bass whatsoever. Highs are clear, but imaging also suffers as a result of the dash location (speakers are essentially directing sound into the front windshield). Easy install.

Pros: Good value, clear highs, came with needed hardware.

Cons: No appreciable bass response, but not unexpected given factory dash location.

kicken it

legin from hilo,hi on 7/11/2014

1996 Isuzu Rodeo
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decent little speakers, but use them wisely. here's what I mean, don't expect any bass from these speakers, in fact turn the bass off. now hook up a sub, turn it way up, and things change dramatically. these little guys become great mids and highs, crank it up and kick it!

Pros: great value!

Cons: no bass!


Pete from Concord,NC on 5/26/2014

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Tinny sound

Pros: fits car

Cons: very shallow sound

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Nelson C. from Utuado PR on 5/4/2014

1992 Chevrolet Blazer S10
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Love them sound great.

Pros: Great quality and price.

Cons: Had some problems installing them in the dash because they are like a inch deeper than factory speaker.


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Features and Specs

Speaker Size
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) 88
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 60 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 2
Maximum RMS Wattage 30
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 120
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 13/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 1/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 3 3/4

Product Research


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.

1/2" PEI Balanced-dome Tweeters: The 1/2" PEI balanced-dome tweeters provide a smooth high frequency response with quick, detailed and spatially-correct imaging. PEI is an acronym for polyetherimide. The tweeters have strong neodymium magnets for higher power handling.

4/2 Hole Compatibility: Most 4" factory speakers use four mounting screws, however, in some vehicles, only two are used. The DSC4's mounting tabs can be removed, allowing installation in 4-hole or 2-hole applications. Care should be taken handling the speaker after any tabs are removed because the broken edges may be sharp. Please check the Find What Fits Your Car application to confirm fit in your vehicle.

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Product reviews from the Crutchfield Labs

Kicker's DS car speakers help you get better sound in your car, even if space is tight in your doors. Their thin profile helps them fit where other speakers can't.

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2 questions already asked

They are moisture resistant. [ Doug  Nov 08, 2015 ]
I do not believe they are designed for any type of water situation [ Gregory  Nov 08, 2015 ]
Is that the 4in speaker? Or the smaller dash speaker [ Michael C.  Sep 04, 2015 ]