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Kicker 43DSC6504

DS Series 6-1/2" 2-way car speakers

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The Kicker fit

Kicker's DS Series 43DSC6504 6-1/2" speakers make a great replacement for the worn-out factory speakers in your vehicle. In addition to providing excellent sound, these Kickers incorporate a zero-protrusion tweeter into a low-profile speaker that'll fit in more vehicles than ever.

Reliable, powerful sound

These 6-1/2" speakers will give you the kind of clarity you've never had with your factory speakers. The 2-way design recreates a dynamic sound, dedicating the highs to the PEI domed tweeter while sending the lower frequencies to the 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer. They'll conjure hefty volume even from low-powered factory radios, so you can confidently pump your jams for years to come.

Highlights:

  • 2-way car speakers (pair)
  • 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer with ribbed polyester foam surround
  • 1/2" PEI domed tweeter
  • power range: handles up to 60 watts RMS (240 watts peak power)
  • frequency range: 40-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-13/16"
  • impedance: 4 ohms
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Two 11" lengths of speaker wire (tinned wire on one end and female quick slides on the other)
  • 4 Red plastic butt connectors
  • Eight 1-1/8" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)

Replaced my rear door speakers in my Pontiac G8. A great upgrade if your looking for something a little better of stock. They don't have the best bass compared to other brands I've bought in the past but for the price you can't beat it.

Anonymous, Fountain, CO

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Features and Specs

General
Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1/2" Balanced Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
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 40 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 60
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 240
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 13/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 3/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 7/8

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Features

Polypropylene Woofer Cones: The Kicker DS-series speakers feature durable polypropylene woofer cones for their rigidity and light weight. Polypropylene is 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.

Balanced-Dome Tweeters: The 1/2" PEI (Poly-Ether-Imide, polymer film) balanced-dome tweeters provide a smooth high frequency response with quick, detailed and spatially-correct imaging. A semi-dome tweeter has a dome placed inside a cone; balanced dome tweeters are semi-dome tweeters with equal reproduction area given the cone and dome portions of the tweeter.

Mounting: The speaker baskets have multiple mounting holes and are designed to fit standard 3-hole 6-1/2" applications and Ford's 4-hole 6-1/2" applications. They will also fit many 6-3/4" applications, but a speaker baffle should be used to seal the inner ring of screw holes.

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8 questions already asked

I have these in a 4 door ram on the stock head unit and they are a good upgrade over the stock components but your not going to get good bass response out of such a small speaker. Its designed to play more mids and highs. Factory decks are notoriously underpowered for most aftermarket speakers to work to their potential. You may want to consider a new headunit or adding a small multi channel amp to run the factory speakers and a small sub of your looking for more bass. [ MATTHEW  May 29, 2018 ]
Very good but you will need a amp to get the realy good sound out the speakers [ David  May 29, 2018 ]
I don't know. I bought these for a chevy truck. Why would they think I would be helpful with your question. [ Robert  Feb 21, 2018 ]
You can find this information on crutchfield's outfit my car feature [ robert  Feb 20, 2018 ]
I don't know - contact crutchfield directly - they are very helpful - the speakers are GREAT [ Jack  Feb 20, 2018 ]
These are a fine budget speaker. I got them cause they fit in my truck doors. Sounds average. I'd rather have Rockford Fosgate. [ Robert  Oct 29, 2017 ]
I bought the same pair of Kickers for my 2013 Dodge Dart. Still have factory radio and they sound and perform way better than I would have thought. Highly recommended these. [ Ronald  Oct 26, 2017 ]
Those front speakers sounds awesome !!! I got on my accord !!! [ JOEL  Oct 26, 2017 ]
The information Robert provided in the answer above is pretty much spot-on! The Kicker 43DSC6504 are 4-ohm; and while nearly any aftermarket speaker will sound better than the stock speakers in your truck, the "best" one for you can vary depending on your personal tastes/listening preferences. If you would like to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat--they can help determine if these Kicker's are right for you, and if not, recommend an alternative for you to consider. Thanks! [ Larry  Jun 18, 2017 ]  Staff
No, they are 4 Ohm. I can't say what will sound good for you or in your vehicle, as we all have different sound preferences, but any aftermarket speakers will sound better than factory unless you have a newer vehicle. I chose these because the power handling was lower than others. you don't want super high watts without using an amplifier. [ robert  Jun 16, 2017 ]
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. [ Kenny  Jun 14, 2017 ]  Staff
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. You can also check the Crutchfield website. Enter your vehicle information and when you add the speakers to your cart any available harness will also be added. Hope this helps. [ Kenny  Nov 22, 2016 ]  Staff
They are relatively low wattage speakers so you will be fine running off a stock head unit. [ Dan  Aug 02, 2016 ]
That's what did in my wrx, really a big/ good upgrade [ Jonah  Jul 29, 2016 ]
So far they have done very well. I thought I might need an amp but I was wrong great sounding speakers an a good price. [ kevin  Jul 29, 2016 ]
I really like the speakers I put 4 in a crew cab gmc I did notice when radio is turned up pretty load that I could really use more watts to push the speakers For everyday clean clear tunes I like a lot Hope this helps [ Darrel  Jul 29, 2016 ]
Shouldn't need a amp. I run these on factory radio and they sound amazing [ Ronald  Oct 26, 2017 ]
Smaller amp would be fine I'm not a big tech on speakers 400 would probably be fine [ Darrel  Jul 29, 2016 ]
I would say a class D amp such as the small alpine. [ kevin  May 03, 2016 ]