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Kicker 11DS525

5-1/4" DS-Series 2-way Speakers 11DS525

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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 DS525's are the perfect solution for upgrading the audio in your vehicle.

Product Features:

  • 5-1/4" 2-way Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 140 watts per pair / 70 watts each
    • RMS: 70 watts per pair / 35 watts each
  • Impedance: 4 ohms
  • EVC (Extended Voice Coils) for increased mid-bass performance
  • Heavy duty motor structure
  • 3 1/2 Polypropylene woofer
  • 1/2 PEI dome tweeter
  • UV-treated polyfoam ribbed surround
  • Neodymium tweeter magnet
  • Frequency Response: 45 Hz - 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 90 dB
  • 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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Speaker Specifications

Series
This is the manufacturer product line of speakers.
DS (Kicker)
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.
Pair
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.
5-1/4"
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 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.
70 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.
35 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 - 20,000 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.
2-3/8"
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches or millimeters, required to contain the speaker.
4-1/2 x 4-1/2 
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

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
59%
4 Star
41%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.8
Features
4.6
Design
4.8
Usability
4.8
Bill

Belleview, FL

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Great sound

May 2, 2011

These speakers sound great and for a great price. I would recommend these speakers for anyone looking to upgrade their existing OEM speakers. WAY better than stock. Sonic is a great company to order from. Great service.

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Matthew

Pineville, LA

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Solid, don't let the size fool you.

May 5, 2014

When I first looked at them and the holes in my door they had to fill, I was very underwhelmed. However, they nearly blow those same doors off compared to the factory pioneers that were in my car.

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Dom

Ny, NY

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Good sound but not loud with head unit

March 1, 2014

They have really awesome sound, but arent as loud as I imagined and my back speakers really just over power them

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John

Snoqualmie, WA

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Awsome Speakers

December 16, 2013

Nice mid and low bass. Shallow mount too to fit doors so that windows still roll and up and down without hitting speaker magnet. Nice sound reproduction.

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robert

fairport, NY

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Z3 Kick Panels

September 23, 2013

Replaced blown out 2 ohm Harmon Kardon kick panel speakers in a BMW Z3. Perfect fit.

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youngbari

Palo Alto, CA

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great sound, easy install

September 18, 2013

Great product sounds very nice and loud. Installed in my from doors and they slap loud!

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Jay

Richmond, VA

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Great speakers for the price

July 14, 2013

I have these kickers installed in a 1998 Kenworth road tractor. I have them running off of a JVC head unit. They sound great! I have upgraded over stock and will be adding an amp, so they should have a bit deeper bass. I like the fact that i can hear the full range of music over the drone of the engine and exhaust of my truck. As a bonus, bluetooth calls sound stunning in my truck with these speakers.

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Dave

Hudsonville, MI

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rich sounding speakers

May 20, 2013

Compared to the factory speakers in the sound bar of my Jeep these speakers sound far better than the originals. Great range...

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Scott

Long beach,ca

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Good speakers

January 31, 2013

I purchased these for the rear door of my silverado pick up. I have been pleased with the sound quality so far from these speakers, especially since they are being driven from a clarion head unit only. Much better rear fill than the stock speakers and would recommend them to any who wants a solid inexpensive upgrade over stock. Features and ease of use are rated 3 stars because let's face it they are speakers. Hook up and go.

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Sound hound

Tyngsborough ma

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Don't think, just buy :)

October 5, 2012

Well put together speakers,looks amazing, sound quality is strong no distortion ! Highly recommended

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Speaker Head

Lansing, MI

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Great Speaker

August 9, 2012

They handle the highs great. Quality speaker. Kicker is top of the line in the car audio industry.

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lesser evil

seattle wa

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great speaks

July 6, 2012

Had these almost a month, and have excellent bass from my Alpine head unit (pushing 17watts per channel). These also fit perfectly in an E30 (BMW). The highs are superb, and I have to turn down the treble. The stock speaker wires plug perfectly into the speakers, without any need for cutting or crimping new ends. Installed and tested inside 20 minutes for the rear deck lid, and about 10 minutes for the front kick panels. Also, these speakers fit with the stock (OEM, BMW) speaker grills, so it will look like factory speakers to the world (who may want to steal them), but they are much better. BTW, the factory BMW speakers are really good, and it's hard to find good replacements for them).

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lesser evil

Bellevue, WA

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very nice

July 2, 2012

1988 e30 BMW 325i. fits all 4 OEM locations perfectly...with BMW grills and covers so strangers cannot tell they are upgraded, and they are an upgrade. Had them for 35 days now, tried them in the front, now the rear shelf. I have always had a full system in at least one of my cars, and these compare to much more expensive brands. Factory BMW speakers are good, but these are very easy to power up from a stock radio (just upgraded to Alpine CD/ MP3) and even with the bass turn up all the way, these speakers can handle it and sound like i have an amplifier. Really, i cannot hear the wind over the sound while doing 60mph with the windows down. From AC/DC to Zeppelin, to a sweet violin, they perform well. The BMW wires plug right in. same size, and everything for the price, these are great. i dont know why the surround is shaped like it is, but i prefer smoother (no real reflection to quality of this speaker) they (the surrounds) do feel and look more durable then others, but only time will tell...and really, how long does any surround last ? the mere fact i can fit these while using BMW speaker covers are just perfect for me...i don't want to add any more attraction to my car for breakins and i enjoy the benefits i like the fact they don't need an amplifier to make them sound good, and they have good subtle bass and still bright highs, (metallica, zeppelin no-quarter, etc) the frequencies and db ratings brought me to try them... experience will bring me to buy another set to replace the other 2 speakers,, bottom line. for the size, and price of these, i am more than content..i am pleasently surprised. its proof, good things come in small packages..i bet the larger series are even better and would fit them but im not cutting any new holes (yet)

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Ian

Kansas City, MO

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Good Speaker for the Price

June 28, 2012

You can not beat the sound these speakers produce for the price you pay for them. I installed them in my truck and used the stock stereo to power them. 100% better than the stock speakers.

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lance

crossville, TN

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great

March 3, 2012

I have these along with the kicker ds693 6x9s they sound great i can crank them all the way up and they are still clear as a bell. Have a kicker cvx 12 sub and a hifonics 1000.1d mono amp it all sounds amazing in my 2001 dodge ram pickup. Would recommend to anyone who wants good quality.

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Dodge0790

Hazel Green, Alabama

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They are ok..

February 24, 2012

I would have rather spent a little more and gotten the JL audio C2 525x. These's are pretty decent speakers way better then any stock.

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Jeff

Chaska, MN

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Excellent Quality and Performance

January 18, 2012

The Kicker speakers are well made, fit was right on, and sound is great. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

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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

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

Speaker Baffles for your Speakers

Enhance the sound of your speakers with these easy to install speaker baffles.

Your Price $9.99

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

11DS525

UPC

713034055310

Weight

4.20lbs

Internal SKU

11ds525

Internal Product ID

29824

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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