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Kicker KS680

6" x 8" 2-way KS Series Speakers (also mounts in most 5" x 7" locations) (08KS680)

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Kicker 11KS68

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Kicker KS Series

Does a serious factory upgrade, with more muscle at an affordable price, sound too good to be true? What it sounds like are some of the loudest, clearest coaxials ever hidden behind a door on under a back deck.

Give factory sound a serious power injection with a KS-Series Coaxial Speaker upgrade. With added improvements on the woofers and tweaked tweeters, dropping them in where factory speakers were seems like a no-brainer. The curvilinear, gray woofer cones, Santoprene surround, and newly designed basket give KS Coaxials the extra brawn to deliver a smooth, rich sound at any volume.

The Kaladex-domed tweeters contain a stout neodymium magnet dipped in ferrofluid for maximum coolness, recreating highs that rival live performance. Give your system the upgrade that it deserves with Kicker KS!

Speaker Features:
  • 6" x 8" KS Series Car Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 360 watts per pair / 180 watts each
    • RMS: 120 watts per pair / 60 watts each
  • Injection molded polypropylene cone woofer
  • Santoprene surround
  • 3/4" Kaladex dome tweeter
  • Neodymium magnet with ferrofluid
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • Top-mount depth: 2-3/8"
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Priced Per Pair

2011 Kicker Authorized Online Dealer and eBay Seller

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
Kicker 11KS68 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker 41KSC684 (KSC684))
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker 11KS68)
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker KS680)

Speaker Specifications

Speaker Size
Refers to the size of the speaker measured in inches. Every vehicle has standard application sizes. Please use our vehicle fitment guide for your vehicle's specific speaker sizes if you do not know them.
6" x 8" (also mounts in most 5" x 7" locations)
Design
The number of individual drivers in a car speaker. Speakers with 2 drivers are known as a 2-way, and 3 drivers are known as a 3-way. Component systems are often referred to as "separates" because the tweeter is not attached to the midwoofer (main speaker driver) and mounts separately in a location such as a door post. Component systems typically come with an external crossover so you can easily adjust the high and low frequencies sent to both the midwoofer and the tweeter. Center channel speakers are great for those looking to have surround sound in their vehicle.
2-way
Tweeter Design
Designs such as cone, dome, semi-dome, balanced dome, and whizzer are most popular. Cone tweeters are simple, efficient and typically are the most reasonably priced. Dome tweeters are used in most home speakers, and provide a smoother and more accurate sound. Semi-dome design is one with a dome placed inside a cone. A Balanced dome driver is a semi-dome with equal reproduction area given the cone and dome portions of the driver. A whizzer tweeter is a separate tweeter cone driven by the voice coil of the woofer.
Dome
Tweeter Composition
Materials such as polypropylene, silk, cloth, and paper are the most common, where as many more recent tweeters are now manufactured with composites such as Aluminum, Titanium, Mylar, and other materials.

PEI is an acronym for "Polyetherimide" which is an amorphous, amber transparent, high-performance thermoplastic.

Kaladex
Woofer Composition
Lightweight woofer cone materials are essential for efficient operation. Poly cones produce exceptional sound and are sturdy against various changes in temperature. Paper cones are very efficient, and when treated for moisture resistance, will perform at a high level. Poly refers to polypropylene, which is thermoplastic or fibers that are polymers of propylene. IMPP refers to injection molded polypropylene, a commonly used process and material in speakers.
Injection Molded Polypropylene (IMPP)
Woofer Surround
A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
Santoprene Rubber
Peak Power Handling
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
180 watts
RMS Power Handling
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
65 watts
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
90 dB
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
45 - 21000 Hz
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
4 ohms
Top-Mount Depth
The depth when installed on top of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the bottom of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
2-3/8"
Bottom-Mount Depth
The depth when installed from the bottom of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the top of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
2-3/4"
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches or millimeters, required to contain the speaker.
5" x 7 

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
70%
4 Star
20%
3 Star
10%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.7
Value
4.8
Features
4.6
Design
4.6
Usability
4.8

Robert

Philadelphia, PA

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KICKER'S ARE THE BEST

February 22, 2012

I got a pair for the front door of my 02 Crown Vic. They sound very good. But you need to do little work to put them in.

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Jose

Trujillo Alto, PR

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Great speakers

April 5, 2011

I would recommend to anyone

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Ben

Barstow, CA

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Kicker door speakers

March 9, 2011

Loud as can be when you have the right equipment. I have six of them on a 12 channel 1800 watt amp and there loud as hell!!!! Love em...

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luis06stang

Lodi ca

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Great speakers!!!

December 28, 2010

I install this speakers in my 06 Mustang GT( with a shaker 500) & let me tell u they sound amazing, I would recommend to anyone wanting to upgrade from stock!! Prize is low and quality is great!!

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MICHAEL

KEENE, TX

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GREAT PRICE GREAT PRODUCT

November 22, 2010

Name brand product half the price of retail store

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AustinPeteMo

Hallettsville

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Clear sound

November 9, 2010

These are nice, BUT. there is only one tweeter. so it doesnt put out as much highs as it could. also, it bottomed out once when hooked up to an amp. however, it produces some really clear sound and I only paid $50 thanks to the make an offer feature so I figure I made a good deal.

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Dexter

Roanoke Rapids, NC

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GREAT!!!

October 31, 2010

Great SPeakers!! lOVE THEM!

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Alexp0434

Dallas, TX

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Great, but missing bass

October 25, 2010

I had two of these installed in my 2003 Ford Escape and they sound pretty good. Good quality and has superb mids and highs. The only key part that is missing from these speakers is bass. They have some but as soon as any lower bass comes to play, the bass quality was not near what I was expecting. I have a JVC stereo and no amp running through these speakers. Overall, decent speakers but I was wanting more bass for my system without going out and buying subs for my car. I am now looking at the Alpine Type-R's and see if those would fit my needs.

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LDM

Howell, mi

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Better than stock

August 24, 2010

I have been a kicker fan for many years and I can tell you I'm not so happy with these. I had problems with the tweeters turning off when I crank it up so I called kicker and it's a feature they use along with a lot of other companies to protect the tweeter and they aren't loud enough. I am using a kicker 350.4 and an alpine head unit with the crossover being used on both. Like most people say, it's a step above stock. The bad thing with kicker highs is you either pay for junk or pay up the ying yang for the better kicker highs... There's no in between.

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Andy

Pasadena, MD

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great speakers for your ford

July 13, 2010

I love these speakers! I put them in my 2000 Ford Ranger along with a 10" L5 and a Kicker zx700.5 amp. I am over powering the speakers a little but d***! I have the best sound system in my school.

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Joseph

Lakeland, FL

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Good buy

May 21, 2010

Pretty good speaker for the price. Good product from a well known brand. Sounds good as a factory replacement speaker playing off the radio or amplified off of an external amplifier. Crisp sound, and gets decently loud for a car audio speaker, while retaining clarity and sound quality.

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Anthony A

Columbia, sc

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Best Buy!!!

May 14, 2010

I was kind of scared before i bought these speakers but let me tell you im glad i bought them. I installed them in my 08 mazda 6 and it sounds good, probably would sound better with an amp but overall a good buy, they are very clear and have a good amount of bass and it only took about 10mins each side. I recommend these speakers to anyone!

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Edward

Thomasville, NC

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Awesome Speakers

April 11, 2010

I installed these in my 97 Mustang, I thought I was having issues with the head unit I had but I did some research and Installed an amp. It is soo loud that I can have my own concert in my car. Pros: Crystal clear audio, very loud speakers. Cons: Haven't experienced any yet. Highly recommend these speakers, just make sure you install an amp along with an after market head unit.

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Larry

Michigan

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Not bad

March 4, 2010

I was kind of scared to buy these at first because I've had the ds series before and one of the woofers got a short somehow so when I hit a bump it would play and then cut out. No it wasn't my connections either because the tweeter still worked. Anyway these sound really clear and loud. They do have some bass but not like a 6x9. I'm really glad I took a risk and bought them. Great product and a great price Sonic! They arrived on time and everything was obviously new with no banged up boxes.

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Jamie

Southaven, MS

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Great Value!

January 28, 2010

This product is worth the money, has really great sound, haven't had any problems so far.

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Ben

Olive Branch, MS

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Decent for the price

January 14, 2010

i decided to go with these because of the make offer and i got a hell of a deal on them. i thought they would produce a little more bass since i don't have subs but the bass coming through isn't as clear as i would have liked. i also bought a nice head unit when doing these speakers. Im not sure if i am going to buy another set of these for the rear or go with something different.

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coacalco73

Charlotte,NC

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Exellent Product

December 4, 2009

Works very good with excellent sound and nice look What else can I ask????

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Coacalco

Charlotte,NC

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Excellent Product!!!!

November 26, 2009

Very good sound, nice look excellent price

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Tay

Ohio

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Kicker Ks680

November 17, 2009

Sonic Electronix is a very good place to order from. I never had any kind of problem and they also ship right away. They have a lot of the top bands at a very low price. I am sure you will enjoy there products as much as I do well good luck and God Bless.

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coacalco73

Charlotte, NC

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Is really a great value

November 16, 2009

I have those in my mustang 08 and sounds Excellent those are the best and I recommend them 100% Just great speakers!!and Sonic electronix is the best

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

20 Ft. of 12 Gauge AWG Q-Series Speaker Wire

20 Feet of true gauge Kicker speaker wire.

Your Price $34.95

Streetwires 25 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

You need speaker wire to connect your speakers!

Your Price $44.95

Belva 23 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

100% Copper Clad Aluminum, high strand count with ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation

Your Price $14.99

12-10 AWG Butt Connectors

These yellow butt connectors are ideal when connecting thicker speaker wire your new aftermarket speakers.

Your Price $6.99

12-10 AWG Yellow T-Tap Adapters

Allows for fast and easy splicing of wires by easily tapping into the cable.

Your Price $4.49

12-10 AWG Quick Disconnect Connectors

These yellow quick disconnect connectors make it easy to connect and disconnect speaker wire your to your new aftermarket speakers!

Your Price $6.99

NVX SDSK2 Speaker Kit

Eliminates speaker panel distortion and reduces vibration, rattles, and squeaks!

Your Price $14.99

Dynamat Xtreme Speaker Kit 10415

Enough sound dampening for 2 speakers!

Your Price $17.95

Stinger Roadkill Speaker Kit

Use this to eliminate rattle from your speakers!

Your Price $13.99

Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

Includes Test Light, Crimp/Splice Tool, Multi-bit Screwdriver and more.

Your Price $12.99

Universal Wire Puller & Grabber

Running wires has never been easier! This wire puller allows you to run wires through those hard to reach places!

Your Price $6.99

Xscorpion 9-Piece Nylon Plastic Pry and Chisel Tool Set

Easily removes dash/trims, door clips, panels and pins, rubber grommets and vehicle emblems.

Your Price $14.99

3 in 1 Wire Quick Splice T-Tap and Butt Connector Crimper + Wire Cutter

Used for cutting copper and aluminum wires up to 8 gauge.

Your Price $21.99

NVX SDRLR1 Sound Dampening Rubber Roller

Install your Sound Dampening with ease! This heavy duty rubber roller is designed specifically to install your NVX products!

Your Price $7.99

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

08KS680

UPC

713034040392

Weight

6.00lbs

Internal SKU

08ks680

Internal Product ID

11502

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Kicker KS680