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Kicker 40CS54

5-1/4" 2-way car speakers

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Upgrading the old factory speakers in your car will give you a huge bump in sound quality, and Kicker designed CS Series speakers to get your sound system rockin' without breaking the bank. You'll enjoy your music even more when you hear all the details that your muddy-sounding factory speakers couldn't begin to reproduce.  

Kicker 40CS54

It's time for an upgrade

Upgrading the old factory speakers in your car will give you a huge bump in sound quality, and Kicker designed CS Series speakers to get your sound system rockin' without breaking the bank. You'll enjoy your music even more when you hear all the details that your muddy-sounding factory speakers couldn't begin to reproduce.  

Built tough

Kicker's 40CS54 speaker set provides low-end from a tough 5-1/4" polypropylene woofer, with a polyester foam surround that will stay strong for years to come. The 1/2" PEI balanced dome tweeter takes care of the vocal and instrumental details that'll really bring your music to life. These speakers sound great powered by a factory radio or an aftermarket car stereo, and they'll really rock when connected to an external amplifier. Grilles are included.

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What's in the Box:

  • Two 5-1/4" 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" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)

Product Highlights:

  • 2-way 5-1/4" speakers (pair)
  • polypropylene woofer cone with polyester foam surround
  • 1/2" PEI balanced dome tweeter
  • power range: 2-75 watts RMS (225 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 45-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-3/4"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs

General
Speaker Size 5 1/4
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1/2" Balanced Dome
Tweeter Composition PEI
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 45 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 2
Maximum RMS Wattage 75
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 225
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 13/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 1/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 1/2

Product Research

Features

Polypropylene Woofer Cones: The Kicker CS-series speakers feature durable polypropylene woofer cones for power and control. Polypropylene woofers are 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.

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17 questions already asked

Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Kenny  Mar 13, 2017 ]  Staff
It probably depends on the specs of whatever amp is driving the speakers, but in general the amp would not push as much current to the new speakers possibly making them sound not as loud as the originals depending on how efficient the original speakers are. Again depending on the specs of the amp I seriously doubt that the amp would be damaged by going to 4 ohm speakers and may even run cooler with the 4 ohm speakers. Not knowing anything other than what is in your question there are other factors such as if there are 4 speakers and you only replacing 2 it may throw the balance off especially if the current speakers are wired in series. [ Charles  Nov 04, 2016 ]
I have these connected to a pioneer stereo. I have notice that the quality of the recording (Itunes) has an affect on the sound produced. Good recording good sound and vise versa. [ Crispin  Oct 04, 2016 ]
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. [ Kenny  Jun 04, 2016 ]  Staff
Sorry mine are not amped. The sound quality is incredible on a stock system [ David  May 13, 2016 ]
You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx 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  Apr 29, 2016 ]  Staff
the voice coils blew out of mine within a couple months and apparently thats an issue with these speakers or kicker in general so i would go with a different brand [ GREG  May 11, 2016 ]
They are rated to play down to 45Hz which is better than average for this size speaker. No full-range speakers, of any size, will substitute for a dedicated subwoofer so, if you like robust bass response, you may want to consider adding a subwoofer to your system. Hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  Mar 29, 2016 ]  Staff
Per soeaker [ SHAWN  Mar 25, 2016 ]
Pretty sure it is per speaker. Hope this helps. [ SHAWN  Mar 25, 2016 ]
My factory amp pushes 85 watts and these sound really good. However, due to my factory location (rear doors) the speaker enclosure is not sealed meaning bass delivery is weak. [ christopher  Apr 27, 2017 ]
I didn't use an amp with it but I did have a decent stereo which helps. They sound really good running just off of the power from the stereo [ T  Mar 15, 2016 ]
This is a pair, two speakers. [ Kenny  Dec 26, 2015 ]  Staff
In most cases yes. Using these selected speakers when you purchase we will include the speaker wiring harnesses specific to your vehicle and speaker mounting brackets, as well as the mastersheet for your vehicle. [ Kenny  Dec 23, 2015 ]  Staff
For 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  Aug 25, 2015 ]  Staff
For 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  Apr 05, 2015 ]  Staff
I put mine in a 2012 Sierra and yes it sounded way better. But to be quite honest, anything is gonna sound better than a 17 year old stock speaker. I would recommend this speaker but will tell you it has a lot of highs and your bass will lack BUT will improve as the speaker breaks is. Mine are running off a 100x4 amp so i have plenty power gong to them. Do yourself a favor and run these speakers off an amp, you dont have to go near as powerful as i went. Any power amp will make a consderable improvement. The Clarion XC1410 may be pefrect if you are looking to improve sound without breaking the bank. [ Jonathan  Jun 25, 2014 ]
I put them in gmc k3500 dually and they are much better than the stock speakers. [ MICHAEL  Jun 25, 2014 ]
I put them in my 2001 Wrangler they are much better than stock, two thumbs up! [ ALAN  Jun 24, 2014 ]
These are in my 94 jeep wrangler and sound real good compared to the stock one. I recommend them [ CHRIS  Jun 24, 2014 ]
Can I use kicker 6/12 in the front and rear doors of 2014 crewmax with my factory head unit with a amp [ ron  Feb 04, 2015 ]
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. [ Krissy  Apr 14, 2014 ]  Staff
Can use the factory head unit of 2014 toyota tundra crewmax without an amp to push these speakers cause im goin to put new one in the front also thanks ron d [ ron  Feb 04, 2015 ]
For 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. [ Jeff  Feb 12, 2014 ]  Staff
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