1998 Dodge Dakota
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Super happy with the sound.
Pros: Easy to install
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Item # 206KS60A | MFR # 11KS60
Price Break: -$30.00
$69.99 pair Earn up to 70 Rewards points
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 KS60 6-1/2" 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.
Super happy with the sound.
EDDY, Edison, NJ
Average Customer Review(s):
Super happy with the sound.
Pros: Easy to install
The speakers sound and a great
Pros: The sound is much better than stock I am very happy with the speakers just installed them turned them on they sound great
Cons: The speaker covers don't fully cover the screws when you put the cover on the speakers
I'm powering these speakers with the built-in amp of a Kenwood Excelon DDX594 and they sound excellent. The range of the mid & high drivers sound great. I was pleased to see the surround between the frame of the speaker and the cone was rubberized and not cheap lousy foam that disintegrates in a few years. Kicker never skimps on quality!
Much needed improvement over stock, just wished I had gotten the coaxials in this size. Not the best fit in the rear doors of a 2000 Toyota 4Runner, even with the adapters, had to cut away metal from the door opening.
Pros: Much better than stock
Great sound. Replaced 4 stock speakers in my 2010 Colorado with just this pair and it sounds great! Can't wait to get a second pair for the rear once ! solve the infamous rear door trim rattle!
Pros: Good clarity, decent bass
Cons: None so far
easy install, good sound
Awesome product highly recommend
Pros: Easy to install
They sound amazing, love them for the price and they have a good bass
Very satisfied with the sound of my Kicker speakers. I sent back a set of JBL speakers for my motor home which did not have near the bass and upper range clarity of the Kickers despite a slightly higher price. I will now look at replacements for the car I tow behind the motor home.
These speakers give full rich bass with great response on the full freq range. A worthy investment.
Great speakers for the cost. The voice coil offers clear vocals at all volume levels. I did have to modify the rear door mounys on my 2008 Ram to make the product fit.
Pros: Great sound. Greater value.
Cons: Had to modify the rear door mounts to make them fit.
Awesome sound. Replaced the speakers in my 205 Ram 2500. These speakers sound so much better.
Pros: Sound great, easy to install
Coupled with my JVC KW-R925BTS these speakers sound great. Good bass, great midrange and crisp highs.
Pros: Great sound
Cons: Fit with factory water shield yields tweeter touching built in grille in door panel. Wish tweeter did not extend out quite so far.
I am sure they are great speakers, but the item description is incorrect, hence 1 star. These are not 6 1/2" speakers. They actually measure 6 1/4" and are listed on kicker's website as 6" speakers. Also, the documentation with the speakers called them 6" speakers.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 1/24/2017 Car speaker sizing can be one of most confusing things we deal with on a daily basis here at Crutchfield, and it helps to think of speakers in categories instead of sizes. Measuring a speaker will never yield the same number as its category. If you look at what we consider to be a 6-1/2" speaker, you'll notice the cone size is actually just over 5". To help our customers, we decided to take the research we did on speaker locations in various vehicles and translate that into what fits from the measurements we actually take from the speakers we sell. We hoped to eliminate some of the confusion and not mislead customers. These sizes are not always indicative of what the factory speaker size was. In any event, you can find out more about identifying speaker "sizes" here. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
Well constructed and sound good. Low frequencies are okay but I concur what others have said about bass. Understanding you don't buy these for the bass overall on a sale price I would recommend these.
Pros: Durability Mid and highs
Love these kickers!! Sound great with my pioneer 5800
Awesome speakers! I installed these into my 06 Chevy Colorado with no issues. I have a crew cab model so the front pair had to be redrilled into the door but I was able to use the stock mounts for the rear. Overall great speakers. Also a lot of people were saying that there is no bass to them but in my opinion they've got plenty of bass without even pushing them hard at all. Hope this helps anyone who's looking for a great set of new speakers.
Pros: Crystal clear sound, easy to install, plenty of bass.
I replaced all 4 speakers in my Chevy Avalanche. I'm very happy with the way it turned out and the way they sound. Great speakers to replace my factory speakers.
Pros: Good price and decent quality materials
Cons: Nothing yet
Great mid range speaker, crisp clear sound. Would like to have a little better plate cover.
I have installed kickers in every vehicle i owned. Clarity was always awesome reguard less of the type of vehicle. From quiet ride to a truck with glass pipes, these speakers were always clear and no distortion
Pros: Clarity on any vehicle installed
Cons: Haven't found any yet. Ive purchased over 7 sets thru the years. Great prices & performance everytime
Good clean audio.
the speakers replaced factory non bose speakers they sound great clear and have more base than factory speakers. I did a lot of shopping and Crutchfield had the best deal with the wiring harness and mounting brackets
I have purchased many speakers from Crutchfield. I find that the "extras" provided beat the competitor. Aside form Kicker subs, this is my first door speaker from Kicker. I use them (currently) with the Honda in-dash factory radio, and it performs well: adequate bass and treble (combined with factory tweeters in the dash).
Pros: Reasonably priced, better than average performance
thanks guys these will look great in my resto project
I enjoyed them so much, I added a 5 channel amplifier and 2 10" subwoofers.
Pros: Great price and clarity.
The clarity of these speakers is great. No distortion. Great price! If you are looking for speakers for bass buy a subwoofer. I plan on changing out my head unit, putting an amp to the speakers, and adding bass blockers, dynamat, as well as 2 12" subs. So we will see how they sound after that.
Pros: Good price, nice clarity
Cons: Not much bass from stock stereo
These are great speakers. I replaced the 5 1/4" speakers in my Jeep Wrangler roll bars and they fit fine. They've got very clear and crisp sounds all the way around: highs, mids and lows. The bass isn't going to shake your car apart but it's very clear and if you want them to they can thump a bit. If you want outstanding bass you need subwoofers, no way around that. I'm powering them just fine with my Kenwood stereo but I would recommend an amp. Overall great speakers especially for the price.
Pros: Clean sound Look great Good price Powered well by aftermarket stereo Decent bass
Have these in the rear doors of my 08 Ram 1500 Quad Cab. They provide quite a bit of decent mid bass. A lot clearer than I thought they were going to be, still hooked up direct to an aftermarket stereo. Very worth the money
Pros: Very easy to install, good sound from not a very powerful signal. Can't wait to finally get around to installing an amp. They'll thump even louder!
Cons: None I can think of.
I had ordered another brand and After speaking with customer service they sold me a different brand and they sound great. The customer service is second to none. Thank you Crutchfield.
Pros: Sound, Price
Cons: None so far
I purchased these speakers to replace my front speakers in a S13 Nissan 240sx. Mid range is impeccable producing great notes and has the capacity to handle high volume. However I feel for kicker speakers the low frequency bass is lacking, at higher volume the speakers simply clip at low frequency. While the bass would be nice the speakers are truly for mid range car audio and it is great at that.
Pros: Great volume range Crisp notes Kick covers provided Clear instructions
Cons: Lack of low range
I read a lot of reviews from Ram owners, and Kicker seemed to be the speaker of choice for the 3rd gen quad cab. I can see why. When I installed these speakers (along with a pair of Kicker 40CS6034's), I discovered that a previous owner had already replaced the factory speakers with a set of infiniti's, so I didn't expect much improvement. But the Kickers have a cleaner, richer sound with a lot more bottom end. They're a great upgrade, and I wouldn't hesitate to tell another Ram owner to step up to these speakers.
Pros: sound quality, cost
Great improvement from the stock speakers in my 2005 Subaru Outback. I was hoping for a little better low end response, but that is what a sub woofer is for...
I read some good reviews on these so I purchased them. I am a sound designer, so I would not settle for half decent sound, but I was on a tight budget for my car stereo. Could not be happier! These speakers have beautiful crystal clear highs, and a nice deep punchy bass. I can turn them up until my ears almost start to bleed and the sound does not deteriorate. Obviously these are not going to rattle your car with bass, but if you have a sub these speakers will work wonders. There are better speakers out there, for a higher price, but if you are trying to stay on a low budget, these are the speakers for you! I would definitely recommend these and buy them again.
Pros: Beautiful crystal clear highs, punchy lows, great price!
Cons: Nothing so far.
2004 pontiac vibe with 6 speaker and amp all factory moon and tunes package.rear speakers were getting bad. the kicker speakers are clean sounding. they offer NO bass though. the factory speakers have a lot !! more bass then these(vibrated the rear view mirror) and for crappy paper they sounded great too. sadly disappointed. customer service said it would take a couple of weeks. still no change. i expected alot from kicker and the reviews. i'm wondering if people who reviewed know what bass is. i've always liked crutchfield customer service and helpfulness - never a problem there.
Pros: clean and crisp handle factory amp great
Cons: no bass. factory speaker bass is wonderful for factory speakers.
Gave kicker one last chance, still not what I remember coming from kicker years ago.
Pros: Crisp sound, miss and highs.
Cons: Weak lows
Replaced the 4 factory speakers in my 05 Liberty with these beasts, ran them with a sony deck and they pumped out remarkable sounds and power at only 17rms. then upgraded to a alpine power pack, pushing 45x4 and the true sounds became not only much louder but crystal clear as well. any and everything from metal to rap and you'll be heard from a distance pumping out super loud music and crystal clear sounds. The clarity is just amazing with these. You obviously wont get mirror shaking bass but your music will be insanely clear, sharp, and you will not be disappointed what so ever. If you're not pleased with their sound, simply run more juice through them, the sound as well as clarity jump sky high when ran with proper wattages.
Pros: awesome sound for the price...too easy to install...handles tons of power... crystal clear...extremely loud
Cons: none from this buyer
I got these for the rear deck of my 2004 Dodge Stratus and they are amazing!! I have Kicker KS525's in the front doors and a JBL amplified sub for the bass. The sound from these speakers is amazing. The highs and vocals come through with crystal clarity. I can't believe how much better these sound than the factory speakers. I've heard many brands before but these are the best. Get these and you will love them!!!!!
Pros: Incredible sound, great price
Excellent product for the price. A bit light on the low end but to be expected in this type and size of speaker. Perfect for my application (boat cabin) and budget.
Pros: Price, power handling, materials. Solid clear sound.
Cons: A little stiff for much bass.
Good replacement speakers. I used a little too much amplifier with them but so long as the gain is low I get clear mids and highs.
Pros: No cutting or modifying to install
Cons: None really
first off the package was delivered a day early, which was sweet. The install instructions were a little vague, the bracket on the picture and the one they send you look completely different. There's a tab on the bracket you have to break off for it to fit flush to the door. I actually got away with not having to drill any holes into my door thanks to that speaker bracket. The wire harness was great as well. Overall install time was approx 45-50 minutes with my cousins help. Now the sound: versatile. I listen to all types of music and each one sounded sick on these speakers, just tweek the eq to your liking. there is a little distortion in sound with high volume and high bass but just turn the bass down a tad and you'll get to a pretty awesome medium.
Pros: versatility, easy install
Cons: slight distortion at high volumes with bass
My friend has these & the kicker ks525 speakers in his 99 buick regal ...these are used in the rear deck with a 6x9 kit to make these fit in 6x9 openings ...I went with these 4 my 98 regal also because u get a more solid bass response with round speakers then u would 6x9s...this is my 1st time using kicker, but i do know a lot about them...will install my speakers etc. In 2013.. Trust me with a amp these lil guys kick real nice & nice bang 4 the buck...Crutchfield is the best I have been getting their magazines for many years & finally i make my 1st order....thanks tommy
Pros: From what i heard in my friends regal they are great with a amp
For everyone concerned with the bass output of the speakers, here's some feedback. My goal was to replace my stereo and speakers in my vehicle. In order to determine the performance of the speakers, versus the performance of the stereo itself and to address the comments about poor bass output of these speakers, I replaced the speakers first and did a listen test. As others have commented, just switching out the speakers did very little to the sound quality in the car. The bass output was terrible. I then replaced the car stereo with a JVC KDR730T unit. Not anything too expense or powerful, but wow, did it make a difference. The sound came alive and the speakers sounded nothing like when they were connected to the old unit. These speakers do a great job for the size and price! If you have poor results from replacing your speakers, don't blame them until you upgrade what drives them.
Pros: Factory fitted, price, quality.
02 Jeep Wrangler with overhead Soundbar. What a difference?!!! I upgraded from stock speakers and head unit a few weeks apart. Old head unit with new speakers still impressive but, when the new unit came the true brilliance came clean. My sound engineer friend took a ride for beer and I gave him the goods at top volumn. The look on his face was worth it all. Quoted "the more you turn it up.. it just keeps getting clearer and clearer... and not distorted at all?!" High def was the only description that comes to mind. Rap, Rock, and very textured electronic Dubstep sound incredible. Now, I have to add. I do not expect low bass or much low/mid-bass. I have a 10" sub that fills in the rest. These are incredible with the proper complimenting speakers/subwoofers. If you do not have a subwoofer, don't expect to be bumping but, you will be screaming.
Pros: RMS is above standard head unit output. Turn it up without fear, in fact, you'll love it.
Cons: Jeep wrangler soundbar holes do not line up exactly. Have some patience and they will work.
My stock spkrs had more bass then these new Kickers. I'm just using the stock radio & was hoping for alot more sound then the 15yr old spkrs that came with the truck. These are mounted in the door. I bought these spkers after seeing they had about the lowest freq response of most 6.5". But I really don't hear much bottom (if any) at all from these. For the price paid, I was expecting much more. Crutchfield needs to be more clear on the spker brackets required for 6.5" spkers. Their site said I needed them for my S-10 having me believe there was some kind of difference. My orignal factory brackets worked just fine for these Kickers. I could have saved $ buying them from another site without brackets.
Pros: Fit opening.
Cons: Bass non-existent.
Good sound quality for the value. Makes sitting in traffic bearable!
Pros: Sound quality
Cons: Needed extra $120 in brackets to install in my pilot
During my search for a good pair of speakers to match up with my amp, I think i went through every different type of speaker crutchfield had to offer on there website. Then with some help from one of the advisors (Troy) he suggested the Kicker KS60 and honestly these speakers blew my ears out of the water once they were set up with all the right adjustments on the amp and head unit. The most brilliantly sounding highs and firm mid-bass a 2 way coaxial could throw at you for only $100 bucks a pair. I am very very happy with these speakers
Great speakers. Have 2 pair in my truck and a pair in my wifes car. That should speak for itself.
I bought 2 pairs of these for my honda fit. I put 2 in the front doors, and 2 in the rear doors. The sound is WAY better then the stock speakers my car came with. I also have a Kenwood 5 channel amp powering up these 4 speakers as well as a 12 inch sub in my trunk. Put some power on these babies, they'll sound good. Great overall product IMO.
The Kicker KS60s replaced the front door speakers in my 07 Camry and were a definite improvement over the stock speakers. Very efficient, they don't require a lot of power to reach high volume levels and put out a nice, smooth sound. Not too harsh on the high end , nor muddy with the low end. I would like some more Kickers for the rear deck, if they would fit.
Pros: Great value!
Exactly what I expected with much better mid range response than factory. These replaced front door units on a 06 accord that has a factory component setup. I chose just to replace the door speakers first. I am happy with highs from the factory and didn't want to cut my interior for the extra tweeter. It doesn't make sense for me to attempt to replace the factory tweeter. Paired with these, the music has more clarity. There was no noticable jump in base response because these are not amped yet. A powered sub will be next.
The KS60 is a great sounding speaker and is easily one of the very best speakers I have ever heard. It has excellent sound quality. The highs are crisp and bright but not harsh at all. the midrange is very warm and natural sounding and the KS 60 handles bass/low end so well that I was able to reduce the high pass crossover for my amp down to 120 hz. The KS 60 sounds better than other speakers I have heard that cost 2 or 3 times as much money. These speakers helped me solve a problem with lack of high end frequency response in my system. My old Alpine speakers were just plain worn out, and I think when my old amp went bad it fried some parts of the crossover network for my component speakers. I can also hear the KS60's that I put in my front doors a lot better than I heard my old speakers, even though they are down low and fire straight at my feet. I bought 2 pairs of these KS 60's, installed them yesterday and I could not be happier with the sound quality or the purchase itself. My system sounds great again, thanks to Crutchfield and Kicker!
Pros: The sound quality is excellent. One of the best I have ever heard in this price range. The free shipping was a definite added value. I ordered 2 pairs of KS 60's and the box weighed almost 15 pounds, which would have cost a lot to ship on UPS.
Cons: The fact I did not buy these Kickers much sooner.
I bought these to replace the blown factory speakers in my truck. I had read in some reviews that the KS60's wouldn't sound that good with a stock head unit or amplifier. Wrong. They sound terrific, no weakness at all. Even with higher bass settings, they still rock the cab of my truck. These speakers were a snap to install, less than 25 minutes each side, uncluding door panel removal. I'm now putting a set of KS40's in my cart to replace the back door speakers. Once again, Kicker comes through with a great product. And an A+ to Crutchfield for putting everything in the box that I would need. It makes installation easy enough for anyone.
Speakers are great. Kickers always excel. Crutchfield has a description problem though. These are not 6 1/2 inch speakers. They are 6 inch speakers. <br> <b>[Editor's Note: These speakers are designed as a direct replacement for 6.5" speakers in vehicles. The 6.5" size refers to the bolt pattern, not the actual cone size.]</b>
I bought these speakers for the rear of my 2010 Venza. I upgraded to a power amp, Sound Ordanance powered sub and Bostons in the front. What a great difference the overall system feels from the factory base model. The Kickers are good, they do what I bought them to do. Because they are in the rear, I didn't want to spend a lot of money just produce lots of sound. Everyone that's sat in the back has enjoyed the sounds.
I have bought a lot of speakers over the18 years I have been driving. I first had all Cerwin Vega speakers in my Honda Civic. I recently bought a Dodge Ram and decided to replace the factory speakers with Kickers. I knew they were GREAT SPEAKERS! So I decided to replace all the speakers in my Honda. I'm so glad i bought Kicker. The speakers are amazing, crystal clear. I recommend Kicker to everyone I know. My opinion, fair priced too. Keep up the great work KICKER.
Just ok nothing special, if your looking for a better speaker than the cheap factory speakers this will do the trick but if your looking for a better speaker for a high end systme this is NOT the ones you want.
|Speaker Size||6 1/2|
|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||43 - 21k Hz|
|Minimum RMS Wattage||6|
|Maximum RMS Wattage||65|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||195|
|Top-mount Depth (Inches)||2|
|Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)||2 5/16|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||5|
Polypropylene Woofer Cones: The Kicker KS-series speakers feature durable polypropylene woofer cones for power and control. Polypropylene is also resistant to the moisture and 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.
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.
Grilles: The KS60As come with graphite-colored, plastic, spoke-style speaker grilles.
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I'm not using the grills, the speakers replaced the stock ones under the door panels front and rear. [ RICK Jun 03, 2014 ]
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. [ Jeff Feb 08, 2014 ] Staff
For comparison of products, we recommend contacting an Advisor. They will be able to check on what will fit your vehicle and provide information on what will work best with your system. [ Jeff Nov 27, 2013 ] Staff
Replacing just the door speakers, should make a significant difference in your system. Feel free to reach out to an Advisor by phone or chat to make sure you get the best speakers for your system. [ Jeff Nov 24, 2013 ] Staff