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6-3/4" (6-1/2" Oversized) KS-Series 2-way Speakers 05KS65

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6-3/4" (6-1/2" Oversized) KS-Series 2-way Speakers 05KS65

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Note: Kicker describes this model as a 6-1/2" speaker size; however, most manufacturers designate this same frame size as a 6-3/4" speaker. To clarify and simplify comparisons to other products, we list it as a 6-3/4" set of speakers.

  • 6-3/4" KS-Series 2-way Car Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 390 watts per pair / 195 watts each
    • RMS: 130 watts per pair / 65 watts each
  • Curvilinear Injection Molded Polygraphite (CIMP) cone woofer
  • Santoprene rubber surround
  • 1/2" Kaldex semi-dome tweeter
  • Low-profile, high-strength steel basket
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Priced Per Pair

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Kicker 11KS65 (KS65))
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker KS650)
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker KS65 (055KS65))

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.
6-3/4" (Oversized 6-1/2")
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.
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® Polyethylene Naphthalate Film
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.
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.
195 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.
65 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).
40 - 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.
2-1/8"
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.
5-5/8 x 5-5/8 
Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.
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

5 Star
76%
4 Star
24%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.8
Features
4.8
Design
4.7
Usability
4.8
cody

Norwood Young America, MN

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Good sound

July 9, 2009

I have a set of these in the rear doors of my car. They have ok sound but I think the 08 version is better sounding. (I have a set in the front.) They are also 5 bucks cheaper

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Walter

Unadilla, GA

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Great bang for the buck.

August 11, 2008

I made a custom speaker box with these capping a bass tube with two 6X9's in the middle with a fosgate amplifier powering the pair behind the seat of my old S-10 and I have to say they sounded amazing. Great depth for the size and the tweeters are downright unbelievable, and near indestructible, for that matter. I Would definitely suggest a pair of these for anyone.

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RAY

CENTRALIA, WA

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July 10, 2008

These speakers have got to be the best sounding 6 1/2's I have ever had,well worth the cash! The highs are crystal clear w/no distortion and the bass is incredible. Surely live up to the name!

6 of 7 found this helpful

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Michael

Cambridge, WI

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Great for the Price

April 10, 2008

I have these in the doors of my 1997 Escort, and they sound great for the price you pay. With deadened doors, they have good midbass and crisp highs. Def. recommend these.

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Brett

Denver, NC

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KS 65 KS Series

January 23, 2006

I bought a pair of these speakers along with the KS46 and they are great and they sound clear and have had no problems.

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Randy

Clovis, CA

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December 12, 2005

These are great up front speakers. They give great highs and very clear sound.

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Robert

Maywood, NJ

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Good speakers for the price

August 17, 2005

These speakers are great if you have no subwoofer. They give off good bass even from my factory head unit, can't wait to install my new one so it sounds even better! The sound is crisp and it I have heard no distortion at all. Powered with an amp or a head unit these will sound even more amazing. They are 65 RMS, look at that not the max.

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Noel

Hyattsville, MD

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Kicker comes out great.

June 12, 2006

I got these with some kicker KS6.2 components. They sound great. All my freinds love them and want to get them now. I got a 06 Scion tC so with these in the back i get great mids. Overall i'm happy.

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Todd

Vacaville, CA

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WOW! BUY THESE!

April 13, 2006

These speakers are great, no better than great. If you want better than great sound quality with all the Highs and every drop of the lows, this is the package for you. I have always been a fan of Kicker and they are the only brand i buy for car audio! Try their SUBS, their great, also!

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stetson

Dawsonville, GA

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killer sound!!!!!

December 15, 2005

I bought these speakers and put them in my 2000 altima AND THEY SOUND SO GREAT. I highly recommend them to anyone with a tight budget. To hear the true performance put in Night Ranger-"Don't tell me you love me."

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devin

Catawissa, PA

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sweet speakers

November 30, 2005

i just received 4 of these from sonic today and installed them in about an hour and they are great sounding and sweet looking in my ride. crisp and clear highs and midrange, and good bass too, no crackling or anything, and the RMS is 65 watts! the only difficulty was getting the grill to fit in my jetta's door panel but it works. real good deal!

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josh

Ephrata, PA

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bang

November 18, 2005

these are the best out there i got these off of a friend for 60 and i put them in a 3 by 3 box and boy do they hit nice nice job kicker

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Steve

Milton, WI

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Great All Around

November 8, 2005

I put a pair of these speakers in the front doors of my 1997 Escort LX and all i have to say is wow. They sound great, great highs, mids, and lows. The bass responce is awesome. I would highly recommend these speakers.

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joseph

Warwick, RI

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kicker

October 21, 2005

my friend got these and they're great! he got me in to kickers and this web site great on both counts

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cade

St.Cloud, FL

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decent speakers

November 18, 2008

I have a pair of these n the rear doors of my trucks. Right now they r runnin off a pioneer DEH-P6000UB HU and they sound alright. They r alot btr then the stock but they do not get as loud as I would like. Im hoping tht when I install the amp for them i will get btr responce. All in all a decent buy

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chris

boca raton, FL

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sick

September 2, 2008

i got 4 of these in my car and it sounds so much better. i started with heavy subs so you couldn't hear anything else besides bass. but once i got these things in everything became clearer.

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Russell

Laramie, WY

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i approve!

October 27, 2005

Running these in my front doors off of the stock head unit, they sound great! These produce much more bass and have very crisp highs as compared to the stock component setup (yes, as in 6 speaker sound). Soon I will buy an amp for these, plan to be giving them 50w each... I can't imagine how much better yet they'll sound then!

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

05KS65

Weight

6.50lbs

Internal SKU

05ks65

Internal Product ID

3565

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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