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Kicker DS46

4" x 6" DS-Series 2-way Speakers 11DS46

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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 DS46's are the perfect solution for upgrading the audio in your vehicle.

Product Features:

  • 4" x 6" 2-way Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 100 watts per pair / 50 watts each
    • RMS: 50 watts per pair / 25 watts each
  • Impedance: 4 ohms
  • Polypropylene woofer with ribbed polyfoam surround
  • 1/2" PEI balanced-dome tweeter
  • Neodymium tweeter magnet
  • Frequency response: 50 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB
  • Top-mount depth: 1-7/8"
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Priced Per Pair

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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.
4" x 6"
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).
50 - 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.
1-7/8"
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.
1-15/16"
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches, required to contain the speaker.
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
65%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
5%
2 Star
5%
1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.4
Value
4.6
Features
4.6
Design
4.7
Usability
4.8

Dj ru

Morristown, tennessee

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Great sound.

September 17, 2013

These speakers hit the lows and handles the highs well. Price is right. Purchased these as an upgrade to factory door speakers in a 2001 s10. Running off a kenwood head unit.. No amp and these speakers sound great. Actually just purchased two 6.5 of these kickers for a Durango too

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MENG

SAINT PAUL, MN

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Great speakers

September 1, 2013

I had some cheap 4x6 in my front door panel but after installing these the sound quality dramatically increased. Mids, highs, even lows were sharper and clearer.

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Gene

Aberdeen, MD

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Good Set of Speakers

March 8, 2013

This is a good set of replacement speakers. The highs are crisp but the bass leaves something to be desired. After all, it is a 4x6 you can't expect much bass but mid range and highs they do really well. They hold up well under moderate power and have minimal distortion if the crossover slope is set right in your system. And with the low price you can get kickers for the price of lesser speakers so its a win win.

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chris

mocksville nc

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NOT BAD

October 21, 2012

As the title says not bad, could be better on the higher end of the volume button. Good fit in my 01 S-10 and easy install.

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dvcsub

New Braunfels, TX

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Real solid

September 26, 2012

When I opened up the package I realized how well made these are way better quality than I expected. Going strong after 6 months.

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Ken

paducah, KY

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Expected alot better from Kicker!!!

July 24, 2012

I spent the extra money because i thought i would get a better quality product from kicker, but thats not the case with these speakers! I have had them installed for approximatly only 4 months and one of them has already blown which is highley disapointing!!!.

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Martin

Fayetteville, NC

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Great Value

July 10, 2012

Installed in my 2002 Silverado. Outstanding sound and quality for the price. Would purchase this item again.

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efren

Brownsville texas

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excellent

May 26, 2012

Product was just perfect for my vehicle. It arrived in great condition. I had no problem placing it. A lot cheaper compared to other places. I am going to recommend this product to my friends. Thank You.

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Driftmachine

South Florida

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Kickers have the best sensitivty for the money for now.

March 5, 2012

I have been buying after market speakers for years. They are a few speakers I would call good and most would call hype. Kicker makes the best sounding sub for the watts put in. The same applies for most of their full range speakers. When buying any speaker, sensitivity is one the most importance numbers to consider along with rms watts and frequency range. To me sensitivity is side by side with rms power. Sensitivity you want to get as close to 110db as you can get. for the most part you will get about 89 to 97db sensitivity. If not this brand let these numbers guide you in the best purchase for your application. They are still a cheaply made speaker, but have the OEM sound you just cant get from most after market speakers.

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Randy

Greenville, MS

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replaced my factory speakers

January 23, 2012

I bought these to replace my factory speakers in my 03 Chevy Silverado. They are much better sounding than stock. I have them hooked to a Kenwood BT848U head unit, and if you turn them up real loud they can distort, but I mean they have to be very loud to cause any problems. Overall I am very happy with them as a stock replacement.

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Jesse

Mount vernon, OH

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good

December 29, 2011

ok these speakers are very good to run off a head unit very loud but still sound amazing very nice.

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Tim

Springfield, OR

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Good Sound

December 14, 2011

I am pleased with these speakers for the price. They have good sound and clarity. My stereo installer recommended them for my Suburban from the stock ones. When these are replaced I will upgrade to the next level again.

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Bob

Yorba Linda, CA

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Very Nice Speakers

November 2, 2011

It was very speedy & nice buying from this website. Thank you!

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Jason

Water Valley, MS

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best quality for the money

October 16, 2011

Great speakers, I bought these for a factory replacement. Great mids, highs are good, they will require a deck with a crossover or bass blockers. I have found that the highs can get a little raspy, but I took care of it with the eq in my deck.

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james

Lansing, MI

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kickers...

September 27, 2011

Ill only ever buy kicker products. I suggest bass blockers to go with these.

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Gabriel

Ada, MN

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Nice speakers!!!

September 25, 2011

These things are so nice. For being only 25 rms, these bad boys are loud and crisp!! I'm only running them off my sony HU at 17 rms. For the size of these, the bass is awesome. If your looking for small speakers, i would recommend these.

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craig

st paul, NE

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I like

September 12, 2011

These kickers seem pretty good becouse i have not blowed them up and sound good.

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Egg man

Warsaw, IN

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Awesome speakers

June 18, 2011

For 25 watts RMS these speakers handle very well. Bass is 20x better than my front stock speakers and that's with out an amp. Some distortion with everything turned up on my head unit, which pushes about 70 watts to each speaker, which is understandable since the recommended peak is 50 watts. I would say pay the extra $10 to get the Kicker DS650, if they'll fit in your vehicle.

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Egg man

Warsaw, IN

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Solid speakers

June 17, 2011

I have these hooked up to just my head unit and the low, mids, and highs are 20x better than my stock speakers. Well worth the price and provide superior sound quality. If 4x6's fit the dimensions of your car get these.

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cordell

west lafayette, IN

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DS46

May 22, 2011

I have two of these in my Le Sabre in they r loud!!!! Then I put them on a small amp n o my gosh!!!! n luv, ears will ring. Worth the price.

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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!

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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

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

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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.

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!

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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

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

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XTC 4" x 6" Foam Speaker Baffles

Compresses and forms to the shape of most installations.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

11DS46

UPC

713034055303

Weight

3.00lbs

Internal SKU

11ds46

Internal Product ID

29823

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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