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Kicker DS40

4" 2-Way DS-Series Coaxial Car Audio 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 DS40's are the perfect solution for upgrading the audio in your vehicle.

Product Features:

  • 4" 2-way Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 100 watts per pair / 50 watts each
    • RMS: 50 watts per pair / 25 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
  • Speaker grilles included
  • Frequency Response: 60 Hz - 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB
  • Also found as: DS40
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Priced Per Pair

2011 Kicker Authorized Online Dealer and eBay Seller



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Product History:

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(newest, current model)
Kicker 11DS40 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker 40CS44 (CS44))
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker DS40)

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.
4"
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.
50 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.
25 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).
60 - 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.
1-13/16"
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.
2-1/16"
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.
3-3/4 x 3-3/4 
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.
Yes

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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
64%
4 Star
27%
3 Star
9%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.6
Features
4.5
Design
4.8
Usability
4.8
Ed

reeds spring, MO

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1 speaker defective

December 2, 2013

1 of the 2 speakers ordered had a bad solder job from the factory on the center cone. I just unmounted it from the kick panel and re soldered it . Sounds awesome now. Kicker has always gave me a quality product before ,hope it was just a 1 in a million chance I got this one.

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blake

wichita, KS

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GREAT Speakers

October 14, 2013

These puppies are quit wonderful, they completed my system in my little sports car toyota... crystal like up close which is hard to accomplish.
Love this product even if it is an entry level speaker

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crm

elgin sc

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ehh

March 4, 2013

Not to good the sound quality is great but blew the 2nd day i had them i never had it up all the way!!

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Dan

Michigan

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Kicker DS40

February 3, 2013

Great speakers! They have a good bass response for just being a 4" speaker. They sound great. I have a bass blocker on these @300 hz and they sound great with the system!

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George

Darlington, SC

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Can take a pounding

October 21, 2012

I was worried about the RMS power handling of this speaker but it was all I could afford and I needed a 4". I am frankly amazed at the performance and have since gone 100% KICKER! 2 12" comp subs, 2 6X9's factory rear deck, these 2 4" in the factory door and two 5.25" the foot kick panels in a BMW 328is. The sound is unbelievable for the amount of money I spent. This little 4 is being driven at 2 ohms at around 75 watts rms. It throws the cone out like a woofer and handles it like a pro! I love Kicker they give so much product for the money!

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User

Ontario, CA

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Kicker 11DS40: Solid!

October 6, 2012

I was replacing the speakers in my wifes car which is a 94 corrolla. All 4 stock speakers needed to be replace. I bought some 6.5" Sony xplods from Best Buy for the rear. Put them in and they sounded OK. I couldn't find any speakers at a decent price for the front though. Shopped at local stores a settled on a pair of Renegade 4" speakers. They sucked. Period. Biggest problem was that they don't get loud. So looked online and found a great deal on Sonic Electronix for a pair of Kickers. The price was right and the shipping was free.

Long story short, they are FAR superior and they are loud - at least compared to the Renegade speakers. Definitely would recommend.

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Daniel

Huntington, IN

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excellent speakers for the money

August 20, 2012

I bought these to replace the speakers in my Daewoo. it really brought the music to life

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Troy

Guilford

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Kicker

July 15, 2012

These are some awesome speakers. Booming lows, and ear piercing highs.

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sharpy

georgia

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excelllent

February 17, 2012

Great sound for such small speakers. Power handling is great!!

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Scott

Ozark, AL

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Great value

November 17, 2011

Good sound quality, great price, recommended product.

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Bigboy

Arkansas

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Great Sounding Speakers. Will buy again!

September 6, 2011

Incredible big sound!

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

20 Ft. of 16 AWG K-Series Speaker Wire

20 Feet of true gauge Kicker speaker wire.

Your Price $12.95

Streetwires 50 ft. of True Spec 16 Gauge Speaker Wire

You need speaker wire to connect your speakers!

Your Price $29.99

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

Your Price $12.99

16-14 AWG Butt Connectors

These blue butt connectors are ideal when connecting thicker speaker wire your new aftermarket speakers!

Your Price $4.99

16-14 AWG Blue T-Tap Adapters

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

Your Price $4.49

16-14 AWG Quick Disconnect Connectors

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

Your Price $7.99

Dynamat Xtreme Speaker Kit 10415

Enough sound dampening for 2 speakers!

Your Price $14.95

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 $14.99

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

Xscorpion WDCR2 Window and Door Clip Remover

Removes and installs handle and window crank clips.

Your Price $6.99

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

3/4" Depth Extender for 4" Speakers

Add 3/4" of extra space when installing your speakers.

Your Price $6.99

XTC 4" Round Foam Speaker Baffles

Creates a tight, acoustic seal behind the speaker to enhance the sound quality.

Your Price $8.99

4" x 6" to 4" Speaker Adapters

Perfect fit for 4" speakers!

Your Price $7.99

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

11DS40

UPC

713034055297

Weight

3.15lbs

Internal SKU

11ds40

Internal Product ID

29822

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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