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5-1/4" 2-way car speakers
Our take on the Kicker KS525 by Crutchfield's Jo Greene
You put some good bass in your car, but now your speakers just aren't hanging with your subs. Kicker designed their KS Series speakers to deliver the performance you need to bring that "live music" experience to your ride.
The KS525 5-1/4" 2-way speakers use heavy-duty polypropylene cones supported by Santoprene rubber surrounds. These speakers can handle high-level playback without straining, especially when they're powered by an outboard amplifier. Each speaker sports a titanium 3/4" dome tweeter that broadcasts plenty of high-frequency sparkle, so you'll hear all the sonic details that make your tunes exciting.
great sound, easy install
Joe C, Telford,PA
What's in the Box:
- Two 5.25" coaxial speakers
- 2 Grilles
- 2 Grille rings
- Two 12" lengths of speaker wire (tinned wire on one end and 0.205" + 0.115" female quick slides on the other end)
- 4 Red plastic butt connectors
- 8 Self-tapping screws (length=1-1/8")
- 8 Speed clips
- Owner's Manual
- 2-way 5-1/4" speakers (pair)
- polypropylene woofer cone with Santoprene™ surround
- 3/4" titanium dome tweeter
- power range: 6-45 watts RMS (135 watts peak power)
- frequency response: 45-21,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 90 dB
- top-mount depth: 2"
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Speaker Size||5 1/4|
|Tweeter Design||3/4" Dome|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter)||90|
|Sensitivity at 2.83 volts||N/A|
|Frequency Response||45 - 21k Hz|
|Minimum RMS Wattage||6|
|Maximum RMS Wattage||45|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||135|
|Top-mount Depth (Inches)||2|
|Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)||2 7/16|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||4 9/16|
Polypropylene Woofer Cones: The Kicker KS-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.
Santoprene Surrounds: The woofer surrounds are made of Santoprene rubber to allow extended cone excursion for additional bass output and higher SPL. Santoprene is durable and resists moisture for a long life.
3/4" Titanium Dome Tweeters: The 3/4" titanium dome tweeters provide a smooth high frequency response with a wide dispersion pattern. The tweeters have strong neodymium magnets for higher power handling.
Mounting Options: Each speaker features four mounting tabs for standard 4-hole, 5.25-inch speaker openings. The speaker can be top-mounted or bottom-mounted.
Grilles: The KS525 comes supplied with a pair of graphite-colored plastic pinwheel-style speaker grilles.
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by Jo Greene
Crutchfield writer Jo knew her factory audio system wasn't cutting it...she needed a car audio intervention. So she decided to replace her factory speakers with
1 question already asked
No Need. Hooked It Directly To My Silverado Wiring Harness. works Fine. [ BRIAN Jan 09, 2014 ]
yes [ ROBERT Jan 09, 2014 ]
thank you Thomas [ Wilson Jan 08, 2014 ]
Yes [ THOMAS W Jan 08, 2014 ]
No, standard car stereo built in amp will work. [ TRIAL Jan 08, 2014 ]
you could but the factory radio is plenty... [ AARON Jan 08, 2014 ]
I only hooked mine up to a Kenwood Stereo and they sound very good. I have them in a Jeep Wrangler in the roll bar sound bar. I am very pleased with them. [ DONLAD E Jan 08, 2014 ]