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Kicker KS693

6" x 9" KS Series 3-way Car Speakers 05KS693

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Kicker KS693 (055KS693)

OUR PRICE: $89.95

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  • 6" x 9" KS Series 3-Way Car Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 600 watts per pair / 300 watts each
    • RMS: 200 watts per pair / 100 watts each
  • Curvilinear Injection Molded Polygraphite (CIMP) cone woofer
  • Santoprene rubber surround
  • 2-1/2" Midrange tweeter
  • 1" Kaldez semi-dome tweeter
  • Low-profile, high-strength steel basket
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • Top-mount depth: 3-3/16"
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Priced Per Pair

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
Kicker 11KS693 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker 41KSC6934 (KSC6934))
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker 11KS693 (KS693))
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker KS6930)
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker KS693 (055KS693))

Speaker Specifications

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" x 9"
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.
3-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 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.
300 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.
100 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".
92 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).
30 - 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
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.
3-3/16"
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches or millimeters, required to contain the speaker.
6 x 8-9/16 

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
75%
4 Star
19%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.6
Features
4.1
Design
4.3
Usability
4.5

Colin

Los Altos, CA

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Decent

July 29, 2008

These speakers had no problem hitting the high and mid notes, however, at high volume the low notes were sometimes not up to par. I had a full Kicker sound system with Kicker KS69 and KS525 speakers, along with two Kicker CVR 15s. The KS69s were very good for the cost; however the sound quality is no where near competitor speakers like JL Audio, Focal, Infinity Kappa, Almani or MB Quart.. In fact, I replaced these speakers with newer Focals.

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Jaron

Florissant, MO

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KICKER just keeps making great stuff

July 25, 2007

I got these in my 03 Grand Am. And when I turn my amp off to my subs and just listen to my music loud. You can hear the voices perfectly and without it sounding like crap. You would be foolish not to get these.

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Kyle

Greenwood, MN

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Great

July 12, 2007

Just purchased the Ks693 speakers. Am very pleased with them, they bring out the bass great, as well as the mids and highs. Definite fan of kicker. A+. Only con was slow shipping.

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Loretta

Leslie, MI

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Great speakers

July 12, 2007

I just got these speakers today (props to this site for shipping em in 4 days) and I'm seriously impressed. I'm an audiophile with the best of them, but I'm only 17 and don't have a huge income...so when I saw these I thought they'd be decent for the amount I paid. They're easily worth double what I paid. My head unit is a new Alpine 50w x 4, and these speakers outperform it by far. (which means my next paycheck is going for a multichannel amp...) I don't have a sub yet, and these even make my trunk rattle a little bit...haha. The bass is the perfect amount for anything but rap/r&b, but those genres pretty much require a subwoofer anyways. The highs are crystal clear, and the mids are just right for rock and jazz. As to volume, I can only attest to running them at 50w RMS, but even with that they pump the volume really really well. I'm positive that my upcoming 150w X 4 RMS amp will run em perfectly. Once I get a sub and EQ the lows out of these 6x9's they'll get even louder I'm sure. These speakers are great, and in the back with the grilles on, they look great too.

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alex

Largo, FL

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affordable and sound great

January 19, 2007

these speakers are worth the money. sound great not even distorted. i would recommend these to anyone.

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lee

Lake Helen, FL

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Clear

September 15, 2006

These are the clearest speakers out their. They can get as loud as your amp will let them. you can hear the words perfect 50 feet from my truck.

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JHONY

LORAIN, OH

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great prouduct

July 21, 2006

i put these in my brothers chevy and they added som great sound with nice bass got to shack the mirror with these on a pioner hu nice 6x9's the had great clear highs and mid and i go tthe grills for the and the look great

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John

Tustin, CA

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John's Kicker 6x9

March 16, 2006

These speakers are clean, loud, and put out good bass without an external amp! So I would recommend these. They have really clean highs...I can just imagine if I hooked up an amp to them. I have them in a 99 Chevy S-10 Blazer. Good purchase

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Mark

Dallas, GA

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nice product

January 17, 2006

I have these in my blazer and they are great. I dont know if they are any good for bass or not but they are great for me.

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Dennis

Parkside, PA

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A sound steal

January 9, 2006

At this price these speakers are a steal just bought them of this site 5 day's ago and they sound amazing. You cant beat this deal these 3 way's speakers are so clear and the base is hit's hard enough to shake my rear view mirrow. Also fit Perfect in my 6X9 spots this is a good deal all Together i would Recommend these speakers.

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Mike

Bethlehem, PA

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Im surprised

December 13, 2005

I put these in my car my high expectatons. They hit the highs very good but for some reason, im not hearing much bass from them. I have subs in my car so they are perfect, but when i disconnect my amp so im just using the speakers, im not hearing my bass. Overall, this product hits highs really good and is easily installed. Great product.

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alex

Lutz, FL

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good

December 13, 2005

kicker, polk, and infinity are my top brands for speakers. kicker will have good highs and lows. infinity will have the best highs. a cheap way for better bass without an amp or sub box or subs is to upgrade crappy stock speakers(even premium sound speakers arent good).

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Anthony

Defiance, OH

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Great Speakers!!!

October 24, 2005

These speakers absalutly rock the hit the high bass tones well and with these babys you won't need any tweeters these things if put on an amp can match almost any subs you've got!!!!

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Matt

Gastonia, NC

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Great Speaker

October 10, 2005

One of the best sounding speakers on the market.

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Pete

Bakersfield, CA

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They sound amazing!

September 14, 2005

Amazing 6" x 9" speakers! They gave me great bass, and very nice highs. I was truly surprised because I know Kicker for bass, but for 6"x9" I wasn't too sure. Anyhow, the only thing I regret is paying a little higher now, becaues this new price is really low. Great buy.

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Fridrik

Iceland

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Nice mid..

August 30, 2005

Good spekers for the prize. Just be careful when you are mounting them. The clips can brake if you screw to fast.

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

20 Ft. of 12 Gauge AWG Q-Series Speaker Wire

20 Feet of true gauge Kicker speaker wire.

Your Price $34.95

Streetwires 25 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

You need speaker wire to connect your speakers!

Your Price $44.95

Belva 23 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

100% Copper Clad Aluminum, high strand count with ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation

Your Price $14.99

12-10 AWG Butt Connectors

These yellow butt connectors are ideal when connecting thicker speaker wire your new aftermarket speakers.

Your Price $6.99

12-10 AWG Yellow T-Tap Adapters

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

Your Price $4.49

12-10 AWG Quick Disconnect Connectors

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

Your Price $6.99

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

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

Xscorpion USP-69 6" x 9" Speaker Baffles

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

Your Price $5.99

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

05KS693

Weight

9.50lbs

Internal SKU

05ks693

Internal Product ID

3570

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.

Product Name: Kicker KS693