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Kicker DS68.2

6"x8" component speaker system

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You love listening to epic, soul-shaking tunes in your ride, but your factory speakers make every song sound like a 60's garage band. Replace those worn-out speakers with some Kicker DS Series models, and get the performance and reliability you deserve.

You love listening to epic, soul-shaking tunes in your ride, but your factory speakers make every song sound like a 60's garage band. Replace those worn-out speakers with some Kicker DS Series models, and get the performance and reliability you deserve.

The DS68.2 component system features heavy-duty 6"x8" polypropylene woofers, supported by heavy-duty polyester foam surrounds, that'll bring out the power and impact of your tunes. The woofers will also fit in most 5"x7" speaker locations.

Titanium 3/4" dome tweeters broadcast bright, sweet vocal and instrumental details, giving your music energy and ambiance. External crossovers send the high frequencies to the tweeters and lower frequencies to the woofers, so your music's in the proper harmonic balance. Hook these components up to an amp, and you'll hear new power and impact from your favorite tunes.

Product Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes 2 woofers, 2 tweeters, and 2 crossovers
  • 6"x8" polypropylene woofers with polyester foam surrounds
  • 3/4" titanium dome tweeters
  • 2-way external crossover network (12 dB/octave, 4,000 Hz high- and low-pass)
  • woofers also fit in most 5"x7" speaker locations
  • power range: 6-45 watts RMS (90 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 40-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-5/16"
  • grilles not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Two 6x8 Woofers
  • Two 3/4" Tweeters (each with 3' Wire attached)
  • 2 Crossovers (each with 34" Wires attached for input/ tweeter output/ midrange output)
  • 2 Angled surface mount tweeter housings
  • 2 Tweeter flush mount rings (installed)
  • 2 Tweeter front angle rings (installed)
  • 2 Tweeter back angle rings (installed)
  • 2 Tweeter mounting nuts (installed)
  • Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
  • Four 1-1/8" Self-tapping screws
  • Two 5/8" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • 4 Butt connectors
  • Four 7-1/2" Zip ties
  • Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)

Perfect fit and match for my truck. Love them

Eric, Burlington, IA


Kicker DS68.2 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(11 Reviews)

Kicker DS68.2

Eric from Burlington, IA on 9/13/2016

2007 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit and match for my truck. Love them



Good sound

Gary from St. Louis MO on 8/8/2016

1996 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good sound quality as expected from Kicker! great price and fast shipping as always from Crutchfield!



Kick it up a notch

Slick from Tucson, AZ on 3/3/2013

2005 Ford Freestyle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Before you rush out to buy an amp and sub to upgrade your factory Ford system, first install a pair of these! Amazing lows, while the tweeters keep the music crisp. I highly recommend these!

Pros: Excellent sound quality.

Cons: Need to be familiar with tweeter placement, and savvy with finding a location for the splitter.

Kicker DS68.2 Sounds Great

tbvegas from Las Vegas on 2/20/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Five star sound! I really didn't realize how muddy my factory speakers were. Be aware though, there are a few things the instructions do not address. For a 2008 F-150 Super Cab, you need to lower the window and mark its path when you are looking through the empty 6x8 hole or you will mount the crossover box incorrectly (I know this from experience) and the window will knock it off. Second, it is difficult to unscrew the mounting plate from the tweeters. But you will need to do this to get them to fit in the factory provided hole. Lastly, you will not need the wiring harness as the bare wires insert directly into the crossover box. You'll need to guess which wire goes where, but hey it's a 50/50 chance you'll get it right the first time!

Pros: Crisp sound.

Cons: Difficult to remove the tweeteres screw on/off back plate.

Decent But Crossover Failed

JB Smoovee from Reno, NV on 1/10/2013

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

These speakers are decent for the money, however, the crossovers are very cheap. I had one fail (capacitor broke right off the super thin wire holding it in) in less than a year. Rather than try and warranty, I just bought replacement crossovers for about $20. The DS line is the cheapest, maybe consider the KS if you want more quality.

Pros: Decent speaker magnets

Cons: cheap crossovers

Qreat Sound

Kerry from KY on 8/14/2012

2006 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

installed in the front doors of 06 ford F150 Super Crew, dropped right in and sound great, matched up with the 6x8 coaxials for the rear doors for rear fill, mids and highs sound crisp and clear, buy subs to go with these as they have a small amount of bass but not what you would want compared to a sub woofer.

Pros: crisp, clear highs, adjustable crossover, mid range is great

Cons: none yet

Kicker DS68.2

Gtijohnny from Scranton on 8/9/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speakers. Really added a nice touch to the wifes car. Easy to install and sound great.

Pros: Crossover Easy wiring Quality material

Cons: None as of yet

These speakers are kinda just awful

Supercooldodge from Texas on 10/30/2011

2004 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed these speakers into my stock system and at first they sounded great and was very impressed then i cranked my volume up to about 37-38 which is equal to the wattage entering the speakers and all four of my speakers blew i was extremely dissatisfied. I used to think kicker was a good brand but i guess ill just put my stocks back in with the addition of the awesome tweeters. But notice it says power handiling was 6-45 watts. Whats up with that. Anyway not a good investment i guess.

Pros: Great sound quality at a low volume and the high freq. sounds were amazing

Cons: They cant handle much power

Great speakers, great price, great install

TJ from metro area, Maryland on 8/20/2011

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

I am very satisfied with these Kickers. I searched a while before settling with these and I feel for the price, they are delivering great sound. Install was easy - even custom fitting the tweeters. Some people have said that the bass is weak, but I don't agree. There's plenty there. I've found myself tuning down the lows in order to "play fair" to the mids and highs. Mids and highs are very crisp and clear. Great set of speakers.



Worth the money

DaveM from Glenmora, LA on 7/19/2011

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are great speakers. I'm an old fogey so I don't blast them the sound at low volume is great. Installation in my F250 SuperCab was easy. I flush mounted the tweeters to the door panel. I lost the flush ring and called Crutchfield, and they are gonn send them to me. Can't beat their service and tech support.




Johnattan from Bridgeport, CT on 4/21/2011

2002 Mazda 626
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was a little worried in buying these. These speakers have unbelievable crisp highs coming out of those tweeters. I can't believe I have been listening all this time to the regular 2-way speakers with no tweeters. I am extremely pleased to have these in my car. My car is balanced now with the 3-way coaxials I have in the back.




Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Speaker Size
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 3/4" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Titanium
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 40 - 21k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 6
Maximum RMS Wattage 45
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 90
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 11/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 0

Product Research


Polypropylene Woofer Cones: The Kicker DS-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.

Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeters come with brackets to allow multiple mounting configurations; flush-mounted, angle-mounted, and surface-mounted (also at an angle):

  Flush Angle Surface
Mounting Height 0.216" 0.610" 1.165"
Mounting Depth 0.593" 0.5" screw depth
Frame Diameter 1.985" 1.985" N/A
Cutout Diameter 1.570" 1.570" N/A
Frame Width N/A N/A 1.735"
Frame Depth N/A N/A 1.892"

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 the side of each crossover allows you to adjust the tweeter output, 0 dB, +3 dB, or +6 dB. The crossovers' dimensions are:

  • Length: 4.794"
  • Width: 2.508"
  • Height: 1.312"

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