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Kicker 40CSS654

6-1/2" component speaker system

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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 40CSS654

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.  

Bring on the treble and the bass

Kicker's 40CSS654 component speaker set provides low end from a tough 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer, with a polyester foam surround that will stay strong for years to come. The separate 3/4" titanium dome tweeter takes care of the vocal and instrumental details that'll really bring your music to life. The outboard crossover network allows you to pick from three different tweeter level settings so you'll get balanced sound wherever you're sitting. Grilles are included.

Installation note: You'll need a pair of our universal backstraps to install the tweeters in the factory locations.

Great sound even with the top down on my Jeep!

Luke, Bradenton, FL

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What's in the Box:

  • Two woofers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • Two tweeters (each with 35" Wire attached)
  • 2 Crossovers (each with 35" Input wire/ 35" Tweeter output wire/ 35" Woofer output wire attached)
  • 2 Flush mount tweeter rings
  • 2 Short tweeter mounting nuts
  • 2 Long tweeter mounting nuts
  • 2 Back angled tweeter rings
  • 2 Front angled tweeter rings
  • 2 Angled surface mount tweeter housings
  • Twelve 1" Self-tapping screws
  • Two 5/8" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Four 7" Zip-ties
  • 4 Red plastic butt connectors
  • Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)

Product Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes 2 woofers, 2 tweeters, and 2 crossovers
  • 6-1/2" polypropylene woofers with polyester foam surrounds
  • 3/4" titanium dome tweeters
  • external crossover network with 3 tweeter levels (0, +3, +6 dB)
  • power range: 2-100 watts RMS (300 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 35-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-13/16"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs

General
Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 3/4" Dome
Tweeter Composition Titanium
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 35 - 21k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 2
Maximum RMS Wattage 100
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 300
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 13/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 1/8
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 7/8

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Features

Polypropylene Woofer Cones: The Kicker CS-series speakers feature durable polypropylene woofer cones, resistant to the moisture and 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.

Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeters come with brackets to allow multiple mounting configurations: flush-mounted, angled flush-mounted (approximately 10°), and angled surface-mounted (approximately 15°).

Tweeter Dimensions:

  Flush Mount Angled Flush Mount Angled Surface Mount
Mounting Height 0.238" 0.563" 1.272"
Depth 0.532" 0.612" 0.554" (screw depth)
Frame Diameter 1.976" 1.976" N/A
Cutout Diameter 1.57" 1.587" N/A
Frame Width N/A N/A 1.688"
Frame Length N/A N/A 1.897"

Crossovers: The component system includes passive 2-way crossover networks for a seamless transition between the woofers and tweeters. The slope is 12dB per octave (both high pass and low pass) and the crossover point is 4000 Hz. A switch on each crossover allows you to set the tweeter output; 0 dB, +3 dB, or +6 dB. The crossovers' input and output wires are attached; the woofer output has quick slide terminals that connect directly to the woofer and the tweeter output has bullet terminals that mate to the terminals on the tweeter wires. The crossovers' dimensions are:

  • Length: 4.595"
  • Width: 2.463"
  • Height: 1.004"

Woofer Mounting: In addition to fitting standard 6-1/2 and 4-hole 6-1/2 applications, the woofer also has a standard 6-3/4 bolt pattern. However, if mounted in a 6-3/4 location the holes for the smaller pattern create an air leak, which should be sealed using a speaker baffle, or something similar.

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Why did you buy this?

All my speakers where shot common with chevy hhr [ BRIAN  May 11, 2017 ]
wanted to stick with the same speaker layout as the factory speakers were [ Henry  Apr 10, 2017 ]
Upgraded sound!!! [ Jonathan  Dec 14, 2016 ]
Great sound for the price [ CHRIS  Dec 11, 2016 ]
combination of name recognition, price, and specs [ David  Nov 29, 2016 ]
Seemed to be the best ones too get [ Ellen  Nov 28, 2016 ]
Think it will sound better in my vehicle then the 2 way kenwood I have [ Nathan  Aug 13, 2016 ]
They will suit my purpose perfectly! [ Stephen  Aug 12, 2016 ]
Kicker has a great reputation. I own other Kicker speaker products so why stop a great thing [ Edward  Jul 21, 2016 ]
Amazing speakers, they sound as good as the money I paid for them. [ marissa  Jul 20, 2016 ]
Based on technical data and reviews. I was looking for a speaker that could deliver clean bass and produce quality highs. [ John  Jul 04, 2016 ]
Recomended by advisors for door replacement speakers on an S-2000. They were easy to install and sounded great. [ STEPHEN  Jun 12, 2016 ]
I wanted a component set that offered good value and great sound. Since the Sound Ordnance amp I purchased was rated at 75 watts per channel, I wanted something that was around 100 watts rms. I think this combination will be great! Can't wait to hook them up in my all-new system. [ Michael  May 16, 2016 ]
Reviews and price [ Michael  Apr 06, 2016 ]
The low frequency response should add some much needed bass without adding a subwoofer. The high RMS wattage rating might not get touched by me but it guarantees I won't be pushing the speaker to its limit. Therefore I should be able to enjoy these for years to come!! [ J  Mar 31, 2016 ]
Best bang for the buck. [ Jack  Mar 26, 2016 ]
Reviews were good [ Matthew  Mar 18, 2016 ]
The price was nice and I've read a lot of the reviews. Thought I'd give them a try since my favorite Polk Audios wouldn't fit in my car without much alterations. [ Benjamin  Mar 17, 2016 ]
Replacing the existing speakers for better quality. [ Steve  Feb 10, 2016 ]
They look like good speakers and they fit my car. Didn't have many options that would fit my car. [ Patrick  Jan 11, 2016 ]
Quality of Kicker products and reviews. [ BRIAN  Jan 01, 2016 ]
Looks like a great set of speakers with near 5 star reviews. [ John  Dec 15, 2015 ]
Good value, quality and it matched the rest of the cars system. [ Rob  Dec 04, 2015 ]

12 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. [ Krissy  Jul 06, 2016 ]  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 of the installation and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Kenny  Jun 24, 2016 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp 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 between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Krissy  Jun 06, 2016 ]  Staff
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  Feb 16, 2016 ]  Staff
Yes, the tweeters come out and can be mounted separate. This is what I did in my car. I have the tweeters mounted in the dash. The only downside is the wiring gets more complicated as you have to run the tweeter wires to the same box the speaker wires come from. [ Walter  Aug 11, 2015 ]
I didn't look at them close enough to be able to say for sure (and it's been a year and a half since I installed them). But I don't think they can feasibly be taken apart. [ James  Aug 08, 2015 ]
Yes the tweeter is a separate component that slips into the housing [ JEFF  Aug 07, 2015 ]
Yes, you can remove the housings. I have a 1999 Honda Civic with Factory Tweeters. They are built into the door panels but I was able to pull them out from the rear of the panel and install the new ones in their place. The Kicker tweeters fit perfectly with no issues. Be careful with the tweeter levels, I had to make sure they were turned all the way down because at head level they highs were a little too much. Great speakers though, have had great success with them. [ CHRISTOPHER  Aug 06, 2015 ]
Yes the tweeters are separate. [ STEPHEN  Aug 06, 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. [ Krissy  May 19, 2015 ]  Staff
RMS is usually per speaker. I wouldn't use an amp and push to max though. Usually half RMS coming from amp to speaker is plenty of juice and you won't fry anything [ JIM  Apr 03, 2015 ]
RMS rating should be per speaker. I would not reccomend pushing the max rms rating though. Usually an amp pushing half the RMS is plenty [ JIM  Apr 03, 2015 ]
For each set. Each door has their own rms. hope that helps [ AARON  Apr 03, 2015 ]
RMS is for each channel. [ Joseph  Apr 03, 2015 ]
They are 100 watts each RMS for a total of 200 watts. Very quality speakers but I wouldn't go higher than 90 watts each when powering them, or at least subtract gain. You will be very happy with them. Install baffle behind them for added midbass. [ thanks  Apr 03, 2015 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff  Dec 09, 2014 ]  Staff
I would call Crutchfield and ask them. [ MICHAEL  Nov 15, 2015 ]
I installed it on a 2007 subaru impreza. I didn't need any sort of converter. Utilize Crutchfields will it fit my car tool. They usually give you everything you need for the install of your specific vehicle [ CALEB  Jul 19, 2014 ]
Here's how I used factory mounts in 2000 Suburban with a less-than-5-minute modification: Remove door panel. Remove factory speaker grill. Unscrew retaining nuts from factory tweeter mount screws. Screws are plastic so don't torque on them - ask me how I know! Remove tweeter mount from door panel. So can later use factory wire connectors to connect Kicker crossover to factory wire connector at woofer location in the door, unscrew wire retainer on factory tweeter, and snip wires close to tweeter. Factory tweeter is slid down onto retaining pins and epoxied to mount. Pop tweeter off mount by prying up With small screwdriver at tweeter base where it meets mount. Use a 1 - 3/4" hole saw to cut a hole for Kicker tweeter. Factory mount has a "crosshair" type tweeter "grill", and on back side of mount, crosshair is indented, which the hole saw drill bit fits perfectly into, so use that as a guide for your hole saw. This will cut a hole, and get rid of everything else you don't need on mount in one-fell-swoop! Unscrew retaining collar on Kicker tweeter and slide tweeter into mount from front. Since factory mount is thin, flip tweeter collar over and reinstall it on tweeter from back side of mount to secure tweeter to mount. Re-attach tweeter mount to door panel. Note that mount fits onto door panel only one way. Remember, screws are plastic. Voila, new tweeter in factory location! [ MisterLeadFoot  Aug 23, 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. [ Krissy  Feb 09, 2014 ]  Staff
Hi Caleb. Please reach out to an Advisor by phone or chat for more info on selecting the best amp for these speakers. They will be able to take a look at which amps will match up with the speakers, and find one that fits your budget. [ Jeff  Dec 02, 2013 ]  Staff
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