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6"x8" 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 41DSC684 6"x8" 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 tweeter while sending the midrange and lows to the 6"x8" polypropylene woofer. The 41DSC684'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.


  • 2-way car speakers (pair)
  • 6"x8" polypropylene woofer with ribbed polyester surround
  • 1/2" PEI domed tweeter
  • power range: 2-50 watts RMS (200 watts peak power)
  • frequency range: 45-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-5/16"
  • impedance: 4 ohms
  • grilles not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Upgraded my original speakers 100times better

Frank N, Staten Island, NY

What's in the Box:

  • Two coaxial speakers
  • 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" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)

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Kicker 41DSC684 Reviews

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Frank N from Staten Island, NY on 4/17/2016

2007 Ford Mustang
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Upgraded my original speakers 100times better



2005 ford f-150

Alex from Livermore, CA on 3/17/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Definitely a great upgrade from stock speakers. Much crisper and clean sound. Bass isn't quite as good as previous 6x8 aftermarket pioneer speakers I've purchased in the past however. If you're just looking for a better than stock speaker they work great if you're planning on doing a full sound system with an amplifier I suggest finding a speaker that can handle a little more bass. I am also using a pioneer aftermarket deck similar to ones I've used in the past with other aftermarket speakers.

Pros: Crisp clean highs, well balanced with older rock like tom petty. Also sounds great with acoustic albums.

Cons: Could stand to have a little bigger magnet for cleaner bass at higher volumes.


Shannon from dallas, TX on 3/17/2016

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great upgrade to the factory speakers at a great price

Pros: great price and sound

Cons: none

Great Sound For A Budget

Tyler from san jose, CA on 2/25/2016

2003 Ford Crown Victoria
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I love these speakers. They fit my 2003 Crown Victoria perfectly without drilling any extra holes. Even without an amplifier, they deliver a clear and crisp sound. It also has a good bass response. There are not many bad things I can say about it.

Pros: Great sound, easy installation, affordable price

Cons: Nothing


Anonymous from 06002 on 2/22/2016

2008 Mazda Mazdaspeed3
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Easiest installation ever. It helps to have some knowledge of electrical wiring. The sound is crisp, bright and clean. Perfect for my application



Great speakers at a great price.

Brian from Pennsylvania on 1/17/2016

1998 Ford Escort
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These were easy to install, sound absolutely amazing for the price, and they come with free wiring harness adapters which makes the installation a snap. I can crank up my metal music and these things sound clean and provide plenty of bass as well.

Pros: Price is great, and they handle the volume well !!!!


Great speakers

Dylan b from North Carolina on 12/27/2015

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty
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These speakers were really easy to instal and the sound clarity and quality will rival even the most expensive speakers out there only these are affordable

Pros: Price Easy install Great sound

Cons: None

Great upgrade

Travis p from North Carolina on 11/29/2015

2012 Ford F-150 XLT
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Better then the factory Ford paper ones. Fit and sounds great in my 2012 F150 being pushed by my Jensen VX7022 HU.

Pros: Sounds great and a million times better then factory Ford.

Cons: None


Barney from Billings, MT on 11/26/2015

2005 Ford Taurus SE
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easy to install in place of factory speakers, sound great, and affordable

Pros: great speakers for the money

Cons: could have a little more bass

Perfect replacement for Ford OEM speakers

WilliamJ from Alabama on 11/23/2015

2014 Ford F-150 FX2
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If you are tired of listening to the scratchy, noisy OEM speakers in your new Ford pickup; try these. Low cost, pop right in, and you won't believe the improvement in sound quality. And the quality is there throughout the range. You can crank up the volume and no noise, just bright clear sound, something I could never get with my OEM speakers.

Pros: Moderate low cost Exact fit, no problem with the center tabs on 2014 model Ford Bright clear sound

Cons: None

Good upgrade from stock premium speakers

kjbrad from New York on 10/16/2015

1998 Ford Explorer
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A good upgrade from stock premium speaker, adds more bass and depth but not over the top using Pioneer AVH-X5700BHS sounds real great!! Worth the price..Easy installation.

Pros: Would recommend to a friend.. Worth the price..Easy installation.

Cons: None

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angelo v from New York on 10/2/2015

2005 Ford Explorer
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great speakers

Pros: great sound they pop right in

Cons: none

another good choice

wQQdsman from Iowa on 9/28/2015

2000 Ford Excursion
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Although the kickers I put in the rear doors are better, these are doing just fine. They seem to be a bit "raspy" compared to the rear door set but they come out of it as the volume comes up a bit. I'd say I'm happy with them back in the third row....If they were on the front stage I would most likely go down to a 3 star but as I have them way back in the third row I don't hear the rasp unless I'm back there.....and with the volume up to where I can hear them in front the rasp is not there and they sound good.

Pros: Good for the money and do what I need them to in the position I have them in.

Cons: raspy al low levels...but it does go away when fed a little more volume

Great factory replacement speakers!

Jacob K from Oklahoma on 9/14/2015

2007 Ford F-150
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These are great speakers that I used to replace the factory door speakers in my 2007 ford f-150.

Pros: Sounds great, easy to install and affordable.

Cons: One small thing to note is that there are brackets on the long ends of the speaker that had to be bent/ removed to fit into the factory mold in my doors and Crutchfield did not mention this in the installation instructions that I received. A pair of pliers and a little elbow grease took care of it.

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DarrellK from Kentucky on 8/23/2015

2001 Ford Explorer
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I installed Kicker 41DSC684 2 pairs in the doors in my 2001 Explorer EB. Thanks to Ozzy for his help. I left the original radio in the speakers made a big difference, the sub woofer will be next.

Pros: Thanks to Crutchfield it was easy to install. I work on my own cars so it was easy


Good sound for the price

Chris H from Florida on 8/10/2015

2008 Ford F-150
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Replaced factory door speakers in my stepson's F-150 with 4 of these. Combined with the Kicker 10" subwoofer, this system sounds great and the price was right.

Pros: Cost


Great Sound

R S from North Carolina on 8/2/2015

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Added depth and clarity to the sound in my 2000 F150. They were very easy to install and were a perfect fit

Pros: Good sound and good fit

Cons: None

Good speakers that sound smooth

Randy S from Palmyra, New York on 6/22/2015

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I bought 2 pairs of these Kicker's to put in my 2011 Ranger extended cab. I'm running them off a Sony MEX-N5100BT. I have the head unit high pass crossover set at 60hz so not to damage them from bass they just can't reproduce. The mid and highs sound very good tho, and the speakers look to be well made. I recommend these to anyone who has the need for a great sounding and affordable factory upgrade, or to anyone who wants great speakers to run off an aftermarket head unit. Kicker has never disappointed me. Ever!

Pros: Sound quality Build quality

Cons: None

Big upgrade

Andy from New Albany, Indiana on 6/22/2015

1992 Ford E Series
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I purchased these speakers for my 1992 Ford E150. The factory speakers were blown and these were a perfect replacement. The sound quality difference is amazing. We are happy with them so far.

Pros: Inexpensive, value, ease of installation.

Cons: No grills(one was needed for my application)

Perfect fit in a 2006 Ford Expedition

Anonymous from Virginia on 6/15/2015

2006 Ford Expedition
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Installed in my 2006 Ford Expedition to replace factory speakers. The fit was perfect. I had to cut off a thin metal mounting tab on each speaker before installing in the factory opening, which anyone should be able to do (I'm sure the speaker was designed to fit multiple vehicles and the tabs were designed to be removed). Speakers sound great when paired with my new Clarion head unit. Bass hits surprisingly hard considering the size of the speakers. Recommended!

Pros: Great value, good fit, sound terrific.

Cons: Needed to remove one mounting tab before installing (really easy-to-do)

Good sounds and quality

JGBuddy from Montana on 6/10/2015

2001 Ford Ranger
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happy with em.... good mids and highs. Quality is great -

Pros: so much better than stock

Cons: very little bass reproduction -but I read the reviews and knew that - paired with a Sound ordinance SB*


Ron from Texas on 6/9/2015

2006 Ford Expedition
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Kicker is the right name for these! Great sound, easy to install.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: None

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Frank S from Arizona on 6/9/2015

1992 Ford F Series
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Easy install, wire connectors great, sounds good.



Quick & easy, sound upgrade

Rich. Q. from California on 6/8/2015

2003 Lincoln LS
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These speakers have improved the sound the sound in my car big time, the installation was quick & easy. The best investment for the price.

Pros: very easy to install/ with great sound.

Cons: none

Great speakers for the price!

Tyler from Cfalls, mt on 6/1/2015

2000 Ford Ranger
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These speakers offer great sound at a great price. Quick install, decent lows, vibrant highs, solid mids. Will be purchasing for all my other vehicles.

Pros: Amazing sound for me, no need for bass bass, just all around solid sound

Cons: N/A

Best bang for your buck

Irnhd020 from Inman, SC on 5/31/2015

2004 Ford F-150
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Good price and good quality!

Pros: Easy to install and good quality

Cons: None


Shawn from West Frankfort il on 5/25/2015

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First off you just can't beat Crutchfield !! They are so helpful in your choices and support !! I have a 2000 ford f 250 so I called Crutchfield to find the perfect sound and fit . I told the advisor I already had some kicker tweeters and I would be running an amp to everything . He said for the money you just can't go wrong here , and he was so right !!! I know there not gonna produce big bass that is what the sub is for so all and all I am very happy with the kickers and Crutchfield . I've been a customer for 20 + years and will be for 20 + more thanks again



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GMD from Louisiana on 5/24/2015

2001 Ford F-150
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Great sound. Good price. As always, very fast delivery.

Pros: Easy to intall, everything needed to hook up was in the package.

Cons: None

Great speakers

MitchB from Emporia, Virginia on 5/23/2015

2010 Ford F-150 STX
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Great sounding speakers for the money. Speakers installed into the doors of my 2010 F150 easily without any modifications replacing the OEM speakers.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: None found so far

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Keelan K from Massillon, OH on 5/23/2015

2004 Ford F-150
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Crisp and clear mid level and high level sounds




Anonymous from Maryland on 5/13/2015

2001 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I upgrade my stock speakers to these kickers in the front and rear of my F150. Great sound quality at all volumes.

Pros: Direct fit with no modifications

Cons: None

Great Speakers

Anonymous from California on 5/8/2015

2006 Ford Mustang
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The sound is clean and crisp. Great improvement over the stock speakers.

Pros: Outstanding sound. No special modifications to install.

Cons: Crutchfield not on their 'A' game, did not receive any mounting/installation instructions.

Crutchfield response on 5/8/2015 Previous customer. This order placed over the internet on 4/20/15. Order #41564133. 40 reviews have rated this 4 1/2 stars. No calls to tech or CS. We did email her a MasterSheet. Maybe she thought she was going to get a hard copy and didn't check the email?

Bang for your buck.

Fuzz. from Nebraska on 5/6/2015

2012 Ford Escape
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Mounted to stock stereo, they're considerably louder and more clear than the stock units. Great price, and easy install. Would recommend to others.

Pros: Great sound for cheap price.

Cons: None at this time.

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Anonymous from Green Isle MN on 5/6/2015

2006 Ford F-150
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Fit perfect into the doors of my 2006 F-150



Great factory replacement for the money.

tncajun77 from Louisiana on 5/4/2015

2014 Ford F-150 STX
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Great sounding factory replacement for my 2014 F-150. Perfect fit, and much clearer sound.

Pros: Durable construction. Clear sound.


listen up

Larry L. from Minnesota on 5/3/2015

2003 Ford Ranger
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Not all replacement speakers are created equal. The intelligibility is amazing. Clear vocals. Mid and high rage excellent. Bass about average. I don't have sub woofers. My coworker is going to buy a pair based upon the ear test. Hearing is believing.

Pros: Great value for the price. Easy installation, even a cave man could install them.

Cons: TBD I let you know how they sound when it's -20 below. cheers.

Awesome speakers

Sloth from New Hampshire on 4/30/2015

2001 Mazda Tribute
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great speakers, able to withstand plenty bass without any distortion noticeable, great bang for your buck

Pros: fair price kicker quality awesome upgrade to factory speakers

Cons: none so far

Not bad not bad

Antho from Houston, Texas on 4/20/2015

2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
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Put them in the back of my 2002 ford explorer sport trac, Already have some polk's I got from Crutchfield in the front. So wanted to round out the sound and they did not disappoint! Like most of the other reviews say, you're not going to get a ton of bass, but it suffices. Great price for a solid set of speakers, and of course with Crutchfield install is a breeze. Took me 15 minutes to put both in, love it!

Pros: easy install price solid speakers

Cons: its not all about that bass that bass...

Pretty good speakers. Big upgrade from factory ones.

Rick from Texas on 4/19/2015

2005 Ford Ranger
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These speakers were easy to install, (especially with the free wiring harnesses) and they greatly improved the bass, treble and overall volume and clarity from the factory speakers of my Ford Ranger.



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SPYDER from Wisconsin on 4/16/2015

2000 Ford Focus
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Bill from Hagerstown, MD on 4/14/2015

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Good sound at good price. Don't invest in receiver only. Make the investment into better sound quality too.

Pros: Easy to install. Came with wiring harness adaptor

Cons: none

What else is new!

Michael-M from California on 3/29/2015

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As usual, the representation from Crutctchfield was fantastic. These simple speakers are unbelievable! He could have turned me to an expensive set of speakers but after a few questions, reviewing my prior purchases / installations, he felt these speakers would be great replacements. Thank You Crutchfield, once again you did me good!! Replaced four 6 x 8 stock speakers, Ford F-250 Superduty Crew Cab Lariat 4 x 4.

Pros: Great upgrade! Well Worth the price!

Cons: Sorry! There are none!


anthony from West Palm Beach, FL on 3/22/2015

1999 Ford Mustang
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Great product for at great price




hunter from MN on 3/20/2015

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
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Sound so amazing easy to install and have right amount of kick and sound!

Pros: Good bass levels, sounds good with loud music.

Cons: Needs some foam on the back so doesn't rattle metal on metal

Just right

buckdabos from Adel, Georgia on 3/15/2015

2003 Ford Crown Victoria
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought these kicker speakers for my 2003 ford crown vic. I was in search of clarity and thats what i found in the speakers. Great buy if you want some clear highs without a amp.

Pros: Easy and quick installation due to the wiring accessories that came with the speakers.


Great for F150

Dale from North Carolina on 3/4/2015

2001 Ford F-150
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I installed these in my 2001 F150 Xtra Crew Cab. They fit in all four doors perfectly. Installation was a breeze. They sound great for the price.




Anonymous from Arizona on 3/2/2015

2002 Ford F-150
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For the dollar, a solid entry and quality build. I use these as rears in my '02 F150 (*Note- poor fit, magnets hit inside mechanism- had to space these with a nut between speaker and mounts) as another brands was listed as not recommended (but would have fit perfectly due to less depth). Anyway, firs thing I noticed were the baskets- almost thought they were cast at first! Just some good powder coated and heavier gauge stamped steel. But...I did like that. sound is more than ample for me. Not all the low range I was looking for, but I don't really need it either. For the zero complaints and would buy again.

Pros: Good range of sound, quality materials- solid basket, heavy.

Cons: Fitment advice was not real good this time- usually is right on the money. Not a fault in the speaker build.

Big Sound at a Good Price.

Craig from Maryland on 2/20/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased the Speakers as a replacement for the factory speakers in my Ford F-150. Fitment was as it should be. The included speaker wire attachments were a great bonus! No need to cut the speaker wires and void any warranties. I am really pleased with the sound . Bass is not to heavy! Makes a great all around upgrade to any vehicle with stock speakers.

Pros: Great sound! Fit was perfect! Just a all around great product! Great price for a upgrade to a person on a budget , still wanting to have a good sound. I like it..

Cons: I think the only bad thing to say is that I am not able to purchase more at this time. :)

Great upgrade for '13 Edge

RZ from Utah on 2/19/2015

2013 Ford Edge
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Got these to replace stock speakers on a 2013 Ford Edge. Perfect fit, and huge improvement in sound clarity and volume over the stock speakers.

Pros: Very good sound for the price. Perfect fit.

Cons: n/a

Great Upgrade

Anthony V from Texas on 2/17/2015

2014 Ford F-150 STX
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Great upgrade to a factory system. If you just want to upgrade your cheaper factory speaker these are great. They do lack overall bass imo but they sound so much clearer than the factory. For speakers that aren't amplified they sound really good.

Pros: Good value Good sound Crisp

Cons: Not enough bass

Great product, low price

Eddie from Mississippi on 2/17/2015

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Tech support was great in helping me choose the right speakers at a very good price. These speakers sound great and were easy to install using their instructions. I really do like Crutchfield.

Pros: Quality product, great price, free shipping and easy to install.


great value

John from Texas on 2/13/2015

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Very pleased with the sound. Installed in 2008 mustang , front and rear deck.

Pros: Great value. Great sound

Cons: None so far

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Anonymous from Baltimore, MD on 1/22/2015

2001 Ford F-150
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I got these speakers to replace the factory ones in my rear doors on my 2001 F150. Got the speakers the next day and they looked very appealing, the install went without a hitch. The speakers sound great with help from my Sound Ordnance amp. The speakers sound clear but the bass is a little on the weak side. But overall I like these speakers and plan on buying another set for my Front doors.

Pros: Highs are clear, Price doesn't hurt the wallet. They sound a great deal better then factory.

Cons: None so far

Chinese swap

The Bear from S. Carolina on 1/18/2015

2011 Ford F-150 Lariat
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I bought these for my 2011 F-150 after reading the mostly positive reviews. I removed the front 2 speakers and replaced them. The Kickers and the ones that came out have what looks like the same size magnet. They are both made in China. There is about a 20% improvement, hardly worth the effort and the cost. I have the factory standard radio which I suspect is the culprit. The free speaker wire harness is great. The Crutchfield experience is good too. If you think these speakers are the silver bullet to get your factory radio to sound really good, they won't.

Pros: Good service, nice free connectors, fast shipping.

Cons: Not a major improvement over stock.

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Factory replacments from Pennsylvania on 1/14/2015

2010 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Replaced the rear speakers in my '10 Mustang with these and they sound great without an aftermarket amp. The install was a little nerving due to Ford, but happy with the end result. Will be getting a set for the front doors when it gets warmer.

Pros: Price, sound quality, and fast shipping!

Cons: none to date

Just what the car needed

Gary from New Jersey on 1/14/2015

2009 Ford Escape
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Speakers were just what the car needed to bring out the highs and lows of the music so you are able to hear the separation of sounds. outstanding speaker for the price installation was a snap with Crutchfield installation kit.

Pros: great sound all around

Cons: none

Good speakers at a great price.

Anonymous from Harrisonburg, VA on 1/5/2015

We got these speakers to replace cracking ones that came with the truck. They sound good with the old head unit that is in the truck. As always Crutchfield took good care of us.



Great Kickers

BigAl from Kingston, TN on 12/31/2014

1999 Ford Mustang
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Got these speakers to go with an Alpine tuner for my son's Mustang. Very pleased with the sound quality of these speakers. The adapters that came with speakers made installation a piece of cake.

Pros: Quality product. Ease of installation


Great speakers for the money, would recommend

Blair from Culpeper on 12/27/2014

2000 Mazda 626
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought a set of these with some matching rear speakers and a head unit as a gift for my daughter. Very, very pleased with the quality and more importantly the sound coming from these speakers. What a great product for the money!!!!

Pros: Sound, quality, finish, look, sound, sound, sound

Cons: Some soldering for beginners but not a big deal or a issue for me.

Nice Upgrade

MIKE L from VA on 12/8/2014

2013 Ford F-150 FX4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These Kicker speakers are a nice upgrade from the stock F150 Fx4 Sony speakers. After only 14 months of owning my truck, the left rear door speaker started making a high pitched buzzing sound. Instead of dealing with my local Ford dealership,(service dept is horrible) I decided to shop around for replacements. Crutchfield had a nice price and shipping was fast. I got my speakers next day. Could not be happier. Also on a side note, If you have the Sony sub under your back seat, I would recommend adding some washers to raise the sub up about a 1\4 inch to get a little more bass out of it.

Pros: Nice clear sound. Easy install-Look online for videos for door panel removal.

Cons: NONE

Great Quality @ A Great Price

EbMe from Warrensburg, MO on 12/5/2014

2006 Mazda 3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

All I can say, is that this is a great speaker for the price! With the adapters Crutchfield sent along, they were plug and play. I used these to replace the crappy speakers in my mazda 3. Just looking at them they are much better, but what really wowed me was the clear sound. Now I am no professional, so they don't have to be super great to please me.....

Pros: Great Sound, Great Price, Easy to Install

Cons: None

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escape tuned up from twinlake mi on 11/5/2014

2011 Ford Escape
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Much clearer

Pros: These are very good upgrades from stock speakers.sounds much better

Cons: There wasn't a down and finish was very good.

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RyanL from Hawaii on 10/12/2014

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

As advertised.



Great sound for the price

flbiker from Land O Lakes, FL on 10/8/2014

2006 Ford Mustang
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Was surprisingly pleased by the quality of the sound for these speakers at the price. Very much an improvement over the factory speakers. Would like a little more bass but with the subs I have it's not that imperative.

Pros: Great sound. Easy install.

Cons: None so far.

Kicker wins, again!

Jaws20 from Oceanside, CA on 10/7/2014

2002 Ford F-150
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I almost bought a similar pair of speaker from Pioneer, I have Pioneer in my other car. But found these online and I have never been disappointed by Kicker. These things are AWESOME! I replaced all 4 of my door speaker with this model and I could not be happier! The sound is much better the competitors speaker that I was going to purchase. A Great sound at a GREAT value!



Kicker speakers are great!

Anonymous from Coeur D Alene, ID on 10/7/2014

2002 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased these speakers to replace my stock speakers and they sound great!

Pros: Easy install, sound quality

Cons: None so far

really good upgrade

matthew from Woodbury ga on 9/28/2014

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
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Really good factory upgrade



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Bob V from Washington State on 9/12/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just installed two sets, front and rear, in my "04 Ford F-150 Super Cab. Had a bad rear speaker drivers side and could not fully use the attributes of the JVC KW R900BT head unit that I installed a while ago. The high and low tones are so much improved; sharper and stronger. I reset the sound settings in the JVC and these speakers handle it very well. We all know the factory "paper" speakers are poop and this upgrade for just over a hundred bucks makes a world of difference. Played a few jazz CD's and the Coldplay CD Ghost Stories - wonderful sound. Couldn't tell much difference with FM stations though, I only listened for a short time.

Pros: These are a two-way speakers and the stronger high and low tones as compared to the factory installed speaker are worlds apart. The cost, at a nickel shy of $60.00 for two units is a reasonable market price. Crutchfield sent along the proper adapter cables that are compatible with the Ford wiring system.

Cons: Just installed them early today - no know "Cons" at this date.

amazing speakers

T- Mac from Jacksonville, fl on 9/8/2014

2001 Ford Mustang
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I bought two for my mustang that drop right in. no new holes perfect fit and sound amazing with my 4 channel sound ordnance amp. Their clear sound and hard bass is excellent fit what I want I'm going to buy two more for my front. You can hear my car from half a foot ball field away turned half way up.



Great sound

James H. from Pine grove, ca. on 8/30/2014

2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty
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These sound much better than the factory units in my truck

Pros: Great sound and easy installation, I would purchase again


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MikeM from El Paso, TX on 6/24/2014

2005 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They sound much better than the Infinity speakers I had on my F-350. Highs are crisper and lows are lower than the Infinity 6x8's. Only drawback is that on one speaker, one tweeter wire was not soldered correctly (or had come off) on the speaker terminal. Nothing 2 mins and my soldering station couldn't fix.


Cons: Only drawback is that on one speaker, one tweeter wire was not soldered correctly (or had come off) on the speaker terminal. Nothing 2 mins and my soldering station couldn't fix.


cauliflower93 from Jeffersonville, IN on 4/28/2014

These speakers that i have purchased are simply amazing. Sound quality was big factor when choosing door speakers for my Mercury Grand Marquis. I havent had any problems with the kicker whatsoever. I would definitely recommend these speakers to anybody who likes good some with not too much bass. Honeslty, i think my speakers could competitive. Dont plan on changing these little guys anytime soon!!!




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Features and Specs

Speaker Size 6X8
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 45 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 2
Maximum RMS Wattage 50
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 200
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 11/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 0

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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.

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.

Mounting Applications: While Kicker describes this speaker as a 6x8, it also fits many 5x7 applications. Please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to confirm fit.

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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

I did not use an amp[ Leon  Aug 20, 2015 ]
You do not need an amp. An aftermarket radio would certainly be better versus the factory radio, but it will work.[ Brent  Aug 19, 2015 ]
No you will not need an amp to run the speakers, although with an amp you will get much better and clean clear sound quality...[ Michael  Aug 19, 2015 ]
Not necessary to use an amp .[ JOHN  Aug 19, 2015 ]
I don't think they do ? I put mine in my doors , I'll check the box to make sure[ JOHN  Feb 17, 2015 ]
No, they do not.[ Timothy  Feb 16, 2015 ]
No. Just the speakers.[ Aaron  Feb 16, 2015 ]
No they do not. Most 6x8 speakers do not because they are for modern vehicles that integrate the grille into the door panel or other parts of the interior.[ THOMAS  Feb 16, 2015 ]