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Kicker DS35

3.5" 2-Way DS-Series Coaxial Car Speakers

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Upgrade Your Factory Audio

If music is an important part of your life, then your car speakers should be too. The DS Series speakers by Kicker are a true phenomenon for the car audio industry. They are able to produce incredibly clear audio with little amounts of power. You can pair these speakers to almost any source unit such as a factory head-unit, aftermarket stereo or an amplifier. These speakers have heavy duty voice coils in order to withstand high temperatures. The dome tweeter design will produce a soft, warm, high-frequency sound that seamlessly blends with the mid-level sounds of the main driver. Look no further, because the Kicker DS35's are the perfect solution for upgrading the audio in your vehicle.

Product Features:

  • 3-1/2" 2-way Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 60 watts per pair / 30 watts each
    • RMS: 30 watts per pair / 15 watts each
  • Impedance: 4 ohms
  • 3 1/2 Polypropylene woofer
  • 1/2 PEI dome tweeter
  • UV-treated polyfoam ribbed surround
  • Neodymium tweeter magnet
  • Heavy duty voice coils
  • Frequency Response: 80 Hz - 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB
  • Also found as: DS35
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
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Product History:

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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.
3-1/2"
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.
Balanced 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.

PEI (Polyetherimide)
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.
Polypropylene
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.
Ribbed Poly-Foam
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.
30 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.
15 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".
88 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).
80 - 20000 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.

Yes
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.
1-3/4"
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"
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.
3 x 3 
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.
No

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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

5 Star
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4 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.9
Features
4.7
Design
4.9
Usability
4.9

Tim

Nolensville, TN

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Clarity and loudness on a budget!!

July 18, 2012

I installed these in place of my old stock JBL speakers, and what a difference! I have these hooked up to a Sony CDX-GT650UI and it puts out 17 RMS per channel and since these are 15 RMS each, it's an almost perfect set up for a non-amplified set of high toned speakers! My head unit goes up to 50 in volume. I tried turning it all the way up to see where I would start getting any sort of distortion, and I just kept turning, but there was NONE! I hooked up my iPod (and we all know the music is louder on our iPods than the radio) and blasted it with "Cracks" remix by Flux Pavillion (BEST song to test your highs) and still NO distortion! But it did leave me with my ears feeling like they were bleeding. Bottom line, these are the perfect speakers to get for your high tones. They are louder than any other high rated speakers that you're going to be running on just a head unit because these will be running at peak performance. They are a great deal, CLEAR as a sunny day and absolutely know how to take a beating (no distortion)! I'd get them again... and again and again!

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Ken

Chandler, AZ

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Great for first system!

April 9, 2014

Bought these to put in my son's car, which had dash speaker openings but came with the speaker delete option (you're going to install your own anyway, so save the $$$). Went all Kicker speakers with the DS35s in the dash, DS60s in the doors, DS69s in the rear shelf, and C10 subs in the trunk. All from Sonic, all arrived in 1.5 days (always order from Sonic!). Perfect fit, no cutting or drilling of the dash. These are good enough with power from the HU, but amplify them and watch them come alive! Active high-pass crossover at 250 Hz and they are bright without sounding like Infinitys. Pushing 35W RMS without issue, but I wouldn't feed them more anyway. Excellent value for my son's first system.

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Chief2

Libertyville, Illinois

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Good sound for the price

February 8, 2014

I needed to replace the front speakers in my "93" Olds Cutlass Ciera as the originals were buzzing and had pretty much turned to dust. I read the reviews on the Kicker DS35's and decided to go with them based on the price. I'm very satisfied with my choice as they sound better than I expected, certainly good enough.

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Adrian

Brentwood, CA

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Can't go wrong with these!

January 30, 2014

If anyone is looking for 3.5 car speakers, look no further! The kicker Ds35 sound great and just what I was looking for for my 89' Ford Mustang LX. They just barely fit in my front dash and the quality is excellent, plus for the money you're spending on to buy these little bad boys it's definitely worth it.

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Aust

De Pere, Wisconsin

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happy customer

October 22, 2013

excellent speakers for the money. Very Durable great sound quality

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Dave

Comstock Park MI

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Well balanced

October 12, 2013

I used these for dash speakers in my new '13 KIA Optima to replace a pair of pathetic paper cone tweeters in a system that could not produce any satisfying volume levels. As I have 6 1/2" door speakers, I put a 600hz cutoff on these which helps them blend very nicely. First, these play much louder than the stock units. More importantly, these speakers do not color the music in any way and in test after test, the clarity and lack of over attenuation in any frequency range is refreshing. I can now hear the singers taking their breaths and the fingers of a guitarist sliding on the strings. Sonic did a great job with their pricing and service and I will be ordering the 6 3/4" Kickers soon for my front doors. The stock head unit has good power and you can't beat Kickers for solid performance and I can't wait to reinforce the bottom end with some clean thump.

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K

El Paso, Tx

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Best!

September 17, 2013

Very good and exceptional service. I recommend to alll those out there looking for superior 5star service.

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Nick

Arizona

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Kicker speakers

July 7, 2013

I purchased these speakers to replace the speakers in my dash in my 89 Suburban. These speakers are good speakers, but I made the mistake by not having crossovers on them. They cannot take bass. So if purchased, use crossovers. Overall good speakers for the price. I would recommend this product.

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john

Spencerville, OH

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Great Speaker

April 10, 2013

This speaker is a good speaker use it for a stock replacement on my 82 mustang restoration project. The speaker does not handle bass very well when i bought this product I also got a pair of 133 uf bass blockers and they work good with these speakers at lower volumes. I listen to my music loud tho and the louder I put the volume the bass become just to much I would go with 99 uf bass blocker if you plan to have the music turned up.

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cj

pensacola, FL

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January 6, 2013

pros -affordable -semi easy to install (had to dremel out some room but mannaged to make them fit) -very durable besides the foam surround cons -the sound quality isn't all that great, it doesn't seem crisp

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Louis5377

Downers Grove, IL

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Great speaker for its size and value

September 21, 2012

Needed to replace stock 3.5 in the dash of my van. These speakers sound great. Not too bright and good mid sounding response. They create good staging and image considering the mounting locations. I would recommend these for any dash mount application.

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Andres

Miami, FL

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Kicker 3.5

May 14, 2012

Good speaker, for mid and hight range good brand, excelent power.

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lahf

bridgeport, NE

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Wow

May 11, 2012

This little speakers are worth there money in there sound and quality best money I ever spent on a small speaker

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na8t

oxford

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got them in to day

April 15, 2012

Love them. Got them paired up with some alpines 6.5 in front on a crunch 1200 x 4 amp and a set of kicker ds 6.5 in back with 2 p2d410 on a p500 x 2 in a vw golf. One of the best set ups i have done.

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Smooth

Alexandria, LA

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WOW

March 5, 2012

This speaker is absolutely amazing. You ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO put a bass filter on these if you want to experience the true potential of these speakers! These speakers scream and when you have the bass and mids to go with these speakers you have the perfect setup!! These speakers SCREAM there is not need for tweeters, these will overpower your tweeters! REMEMBER BASS FILTER!!

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Gabino

Green River, UT

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Good Sound

February 12, 2012

These are really loud and well worth the money. They look pretty cool too.

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joshua

troy, VA

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nice

January 22, 2012

Awesome speakers for price and size. Much cleaner and more crisp than stock extremely satisfied.

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Kyle

Tecumseh, OK

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Great replacements

November 23, 2011

I live in Oklahoma so I decided to support Kicker who is from Oklahoma. I bought these as a replacement for my Dodge Neon and they sound great. the cleanest sounding 3.5 i have ever heard.

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

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20 Feet of true gauge Kicker speaker wire.

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Belva 23 ft. of True Spec 16 Gauge Speaker Wire

100% Copper Clad Aluminum, PVC blended jacket for easy installation and high strand count for maximum audio quality

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16-14 AWG Butt Connectors

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16-14 AWG Blue T-Tap Adapters

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

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16-14 AWG Quick Disconnect Connectors

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NVX SDSK2 Speaker Kit

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

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Dynamat Xtreme Speaker Kit 10415

Enough sound dampening for 2 speakers!

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Stinger Roadkill Speaker Kit

Use this to eliminate rattle from your speakers!

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Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

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

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Universal Wire Puller & Grabber

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

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Xscorpion WDCR2 Window and Door Clip Remover

Removes and installs handle and window crank clips.

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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.

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NVX SDRLR1 Sound Dampening Rubber Roller

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

11DS35

UPC

713034055280

Weight

2.15lbs

Internal SKU

11ds35

Internal Product ID

29821

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.

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