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6" x 9" 2-way KS Series Speakers with Grilles (08KS690)

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6" x 9" 2-way KS Series Speakers with Grilles (08KS690)

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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 9" KS Series Car Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 540 watts per pair / 270 watts each
    • RMS: 180 watts per pair / 90 watts each
  • Injection molded polypropylene cone woofer
  • Santoprene surround
  • 1" Kaladex dome tweeter
  • Neodymium magnet with ferrofluid
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • Top-mount depth: 3-3/16"
  • 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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Kicker 11KS69 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker KSC694 (41KSC694 ))
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker KS69 (11KS69))
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker KS690)
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker KS69 (055KS69))

Speaker Specifications

Series
This is the manufacturer product line of speakers.
Priced Per
Car Speakers are typically sold in pairs so you will receive 2 speakers for each speaker purchase on speakers marked "Priced Per Pair". If a speaker is marked "Priced Per Each" then the speaker is sold individually and each purchase you make will result in 1 speaker. High-powered tweeters, midrange and full-range pro audio for car speakers are typically sold per each speaker.
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 9"
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 Size
Refers to the size of the tweeter. Typically, smaller tweeters produces less output with higher frequency response.
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.
270 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.
90 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".
92 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).
30 - 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
Shallow Mount Installation
This means that the subwoofer/speaker is designed to be installed in areas that do not have a lot of space. Shallow mount subwoofers are typically found under a seat or behind the seat in some trucks.

Shallow mount speakers will typically have a mounting depth of 2" or less, while shallow mount subwoofers will typically have a mounting depth of 3" or less.

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.
3-3/16"
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.
3-5/8"
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches, required to contain the speaker.
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches or millimeters, required to contain the speaker.
6" x 8-9/16" 
Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.
Speaker Grilles
A grating or screen of metal or plastic bars or wires, mounted in front of a speaker as protection. If yes, the speakers will include matching speaker grilles. If no, there are no grilles included.
Number of Speakers
This is the number of speaker that is included in the package. Each purchase will result in receiving the number of speakers indicated here. Please note that some items will have multiple woofers in the same enclosure. For sets of component speakers, this number will refer to the number of sets of speakers (For example, 2 would indicate the purchase includes 2 woofers and 2 tweeters).

Please refer to the product image and description for further details about the speaker.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Value
4.9
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5.0
etower2k

Rexburg , ID

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April 7, 2009

Good quality and Sound was great.

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Rob

McHenry IL

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AMAZING SPEAKERS!

November 16, 2010

When I first got these speakers I didn't have them hooked up to an amp and they sounded good but I was hoping the sounded better but then a few weeks ago. I hooked them up to a dual 300 watt amp and WOW!!! I was amazed by the difference! I had the biggest smile on my face when I heard them with the amp! They sound great hooked up to an amp they took all the power. no distortion at all, the bass is good! If you want subs these will give you some bump! My rear view mirror shakes! They definitely live up to the name KICKER because they do for sure KICK! Now of course you're not going to be heard from miles away but they are loud! I would recommend to anyone!

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Rob

Mchenry IL

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AMAZING SPEAKERS!

July 20, 2010

When I first got these speakers I didn't have them hooked up to an amp and they sounded good but I was hoping the sounded better but then a few weeks ago. I hooked them up to a dual 300 watt amp and WOW!!! I was amazed by the difference! I had the biggest smile on my face when I heard them with the amp! They sound great hooked up to an amp they took all the power. no distortion at all, the bass is good! If you want subs these will give you some bump! My rear view mirror shakes! They definitely live up to the name KICKER because they do for sure KICK! Now of course you're not going to be heard from miles away but they are loud! I would recommend to anyone!

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Torey

Otis Orchards, WA

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AWESOME!!

June 10, 2010

These speakers are awesome!! And for the price they are the best. I have these monsters hooked straight to my JVC deck in a 70 GMC 4x4 and they were LOUD. I couldn't turn it all the way up for it hurting my ears. The speaker puts out excellent highs without sacrificing lows. its almost like having a little 8" next to some 6"s. New KICKER guy for life!!

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Travis

Columbia, CT

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Kicker Kicks!

June 2, 2010

I got these for the rear deck of my 2000 Olds Intrigue. They have amazing bass kick to them! I originally didn't want subwoofers cause these were good enough! Great range of lows, mids, and highs! I listen to and blast a lot of dance, trance, techno, and hip-hop, and they kick! If you want good budget speakers, get these! Great sound with no distortion!

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CB

Kissimmee, FL

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Good mid bass!

January 12, 2010

Good speakers in this price range. They are well built with quality materials and come with speaker grills and wire. I actually don't care much for the bling grill designs. These speakers can also take a beating. I bought the model with the single tweeter design because I don't like to hear high frequencies coming from the rear of the vehicle. This keeps the soundstage in front of me where it should be. If you don't have a subwoofer and you want a drop in speaker replacement for your factory 6x9s these will give you a nice little bass boost.

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mitch

Portsmouth, Ohio

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Kicker review

February 19, 2009

highly recommend this product. A much bigger sound than what I thought it would produce. other places are selling a cheaper speaker at the same price as these kickers. Can not go wrong with the value of a kicker and the great service that you provide completes the deal.

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Alex

Buffalo, NY

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Excellent

April 21, 2010

these speakers are crystal clear and and have just as much bass as my 10 inch from just being powered by the headunit

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Josh

Miami, OK

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Great Product!!! Go with Kicker!!!

December 19, 2009

I bought these a while back and installed them each in a sealed box. They sound amazing! The high's, mid's, and the bass is wonderful. I have them hooked up to a hifonics 300watt amp and they take the watts like nothing. I highly recommend these speakers. Go with kicker and you will not regret it.

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Oliveira

Daly City .CA

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kicker

February 28, 2009

ok

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KICKERS KICK BUTT

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

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great speakers

February 22, 2011

I needed a set of 6 x9 's that would fit in my rear speakers. There is not much clearance in the Mitsubishi Galant I have so the only speaker that would fit is the Kicker's. Unbelievable. They sound awesome. I used my old Soundstream d100 2 channel amp and bridged it for mono to use as a subwoofer with my JBL 10 INCH. Then I tried a new amp by a company called audiopipe. 4 channel amp. Only was $125 for the audiopipe. I added sony door speakers up front, and for a modest price upgrade the sound is incredible. I have an old Pioneer head cd unit and my friend is in from California and he heard the system and was blown away. He said it is the best sound system he ever heard in a car. He told me his friend paid about $2000 for a system and it sounded like garbage. Morale of the story, keep any good audio components you have when you get rid of the car & eventually get & upgrade when you need new system and you will sound better & save money. The kickers were a very pleasant surprise. And they sound good with all types of music. Jazz, rock, big band music, pop. Get them . They sound great even at loud levels.

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Ben

Oregon

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Very good

February 13, 2009

I got this pair to replace the blown factory speakers on my 07 ram. They are powered by a pioneer stereo and they sound clean and loud. I recommend this to anyone.

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Justin

ogdenFarr West, UT

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Well worth the money

August 13, 2008

I bought these one week ago from this website and the sound great. Not to mention the shipping was super fast.

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Little bill

Arkansas

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November 9, 2010

I installed two sets of these speakers on our party barge this summer. I have been very pleased with my purchase. The sound is excellent, the bass you can feel.

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Greg

El Reno, Oklahoma

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Great speakers

October 14, 2010

I purchased 6x9 kicker speaker for my 1980 trans am which sound great and a great price. I have recommended these speakers to others. Great price and great product with fast shipping.

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DANIEL

Fillmore, CA

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Great speakers

September 1, 2010

Kicker makes great speakers I drive for hours a day, play my music loud they work great.

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Travis

Vermont

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Love it

June 1, 2010

I really think these are awesome speakers and they really represent the Kicker name well. It plays all genres of music extremely well and I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an affordable, great looking, high out-put speaker. The only thing that I found to be a pain was the cheap little clamp nuts that are provided to screw into. All of mine broke and I had to go to a hardware store and replace them with higher quality ones. (they were like 25 cents a piece and you only need 8) Other then that it's a great purchase.

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Christopher

Lampasas, TX

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Great for the price!

February 13, 2010

I have these, along with the ks 6" and ks 4x6" speakers, 6" awesome, 4x6" ehh, okay... these...AMAZING! have them hooked up to a zx200.2 amp and they take the power just fine, don't hit the lows all that well, but hey, they're 6x9s so...but the loudness and clarity of ALL speakers is just amazing, planning to port the 6x9 boxes in hopes that it will put out more bass and more effectively hit lower frequencies. Buy them, I highly recommend.

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nick

oceanside, ca

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speakers!!

March 30, 2009

So far I haven't had any problems yet and they still sound great. I am impressed and plan to do future business with Sonic Electronix.

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Connor

Lake Placid, FL

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BASS

February 6, 2011

These are probably one of the hardest hitting speakers I've heard, I got mine running off of a Pioneer headunit alone and they sounded good. I just wish they were louder, don't get me wrong there loud as hell but there's room for improvement, also when turned up loud when it hits, the sound quality gets distorted but overall good speaker.

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Luke

Honey Grove, TX

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More Great Kicker Products

May 4, 2010

I would recommend these to anybody Kicker is simply the best and all i will ever buy.

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anthony

santa clarita, CA

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WOW

January 21, 2010

These speakers are amazing. They are extremely clear and very loud. I had them set up without an amp and they rock but I just installed an amp and they are even better. I would recommend these to anyone.

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Zach

Pinconning, MI

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Very good

January 8, 2009

I have these running off of a Hifonics amp and they sound amazing. They have decent lows, but they are really strong in the mids and highs. They sound good over my 2 10" kicker comps.

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Brody

Apo, AE

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these 6x9's rock!

July 10, 2008

I just got 2 sets of these. I didn't think they would be nearly as nice as they are. i have never heard a 6x9 that bumps as hard as these do! after i got done putting them in my friends thoguht that i had a sub in the trunk. they make the perfect match for the ks502 component set. i am running them both off of a 08zx350.4. I would recomend this combo to any one. You will not be dissapointed.

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Big Rich

St. Ann Mo.

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April 6, 2010

One of the highest rated companies (kicker) out there in speaker and amp products I have a 350.1 Kicker amp hooked up 2 these 6x9 speakers that the RMS is 90 watts and the amp is 100 watts RMS on 4 channels and the speakers do every bit of that 100 watts at best quality and best speaker and brand you can get for actual wattage. Thanks for this purchase and price Sonic Electronix item also arrived on time.

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Preston

Lewisville, TX

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loud speakers

September 19, 2008

got these for my 08 fusion in the rear deck. running them off my stock head unit for now and they sound awesome. good buy!! KICKER!!!

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Product Summary

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Model Number

08KS690

UPC

713034040408

Weight

10.00lbs

Internal SKU

08ks690

Internal Product ID

11503

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 KS690