6-1/2" 2-way car speakers
Item # 206CSC654 | MFR # 43CSC654
Our take on the Kicker 43CSC654 by Crutchfield's Alexander Hrabe
The people have spoken
No sense in dancing around it — if you're looking for an affordable upgrade from factory sound, Kicker's CS Series is one of the most popular choices. These tough, dependable car speakers have a devoted following and for good reason. You'll get classic Kicker quality that will elevate your music to a startling level, revealing more detail than you ever heard from your factory speakers.
Solid through and through
Kicker's 43CSC654 speakers feature a 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer that delivers a full sound with the help of a polyester foam surround that will stay strong for years to come. The 1/2" PEI balanced dome tweeter adds crisp instrumental and vocal detail. You'll get good results powering these speakers with a factory radio or an aftermarket car stereo, but they'll knock your socks off when you drive them with an external amplifier. Grilles are included.
- 2-way 6-1/2" speakers (pair)
- polypropylene woofer cone with polyester foam surround
- 1/2" polyetherimide (PEI) balanced dome tweeter
- handles up to 100 watts RMS (300 watts peak power)
- frequency response: 40-20,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 90 dB
- top-mount depth: 1-13/16"
- 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 wire caps
- Eight 1-1/8" Screws
- 8 Speed clips
- Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)
Great quality speakers for a good price, and quite a bit louder than stock, time will tell how long they last
Anonymous, Trenton, MO
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Polypropylene Woofer Cones: The Kicker CSC-series speakers feature polypropylene woofer cones, resistant to moisture and the temperature extremes found in automotive applications.
Surrounds: The ribbed polyester foam surrounds allow extended cone excursion for additional bass output and higher SPL.
Balanced-Dome Tweeters: Each speaker uses a 1/2" PEI (polyetherimide) balanced-dome tweeter. A balanced dome tweeter has a dome placed inside a cone, with equal reproduction area given the cone and dome sections.
Mounting: In addition to fitting standard 6-1/2 and 4-hole 6-1/2 applications, the CSC65 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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11 questions already asked
That might be possible, but it would be more of a "custom" installation with modifications required to the 6x9" opening in your rear deck. For more details on that, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. They can help give you a better idea on what options are available. [ Larry Aug 01, 2018 ] Staff
No, they are fixed [ Kevin Jul 03, 2018 ]
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 Apr 04, 2018 ] Staff
The factory stereo would view the kicker speakers as a more resistive load and in theory would produce less sound at equivalent volume as your factory speakers. The good news is that you wouldn't overload your factory radio. If you wanted to match the resistance you could run 2 sets in parallel to make the factory radio see a 2 ohm load [ John Sep 13, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing different spakers 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. [ Kenny Aug 30, 2017 ] Staff
2 answers Is the 100rms total for the pair (50rms each)? Or is each speaker rated at 100rms... I have a head unit that pushes out 22rms so I'm thinking I need an external amp because these speakers distort at high volumes. I want to know what power rating amp I should get for these. [ Justin Jul 10, 2017 ]
Yes you need an amp because mine distort bad but I use a amp 8 inch sub power combo too under my jeep seat [ Patrick Jul 11, 2017 ]
They are rated at 100 watts RMS each. Mine are powered by a 4 channel amp at 70 watts RMS and they sound fantastic, but if you don't have an external amp I'd recommend speakers with a lower power requirement. [ Tyler Jul 11, 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. [ Krissy May 15, 2017 ] Staff
Thanks for your question. The mounting height is 0.45". Tweeter protrusion is 0.103". Magnet diameter is 3.126". Once mounted the depth is 1.767". Hope this helps. [ Kenny Mar 14, 2017 ] Staff
100 Watts [ John Jan 09, 2017 ]
100 Watt RMS [ Kevin Jan 06, 2017 ]
root mean square [ James L. Jan 06, 2017 ]
80-100 rms [ Luis Jan 06, 2017 ]
Root Mean Square - In audio it is the continuous or music power that the amplifier can deliver. [ Stewart Jan 06, 2017 ]
Rms is root mean square. So if a subwoofer is rated at 300 watts and a max of a max of 300 rms. It's rated at 300 watts and can peak at usually double of the rated wattage for a peak amount of wattage. So 600 watts peak. [ David Jan 06, 2017 ]
Kicker's new 43CS line of speakers are nearly identical to the 40CS speakers they replaced in terms of sound quality and audio performance. The one noticeable difference is the new 43CS speakers are slightly lower-profile and don't require as much mounting clearance as the 40CS; so they can fit into a wider variety of vehicle models without sacrificing on performance. I hope that helps! [ Larry Jan 11, 2017 ] Staff
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. [ Kenny Oct 08, 2016 ] Staff
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