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Kicker 09QS65.2 (QS65.2)

6.5" 2-Way QS-Series Convertible Component / Coaxial Speaker System


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6.5" 2-Way QS-Series Convertible Component / Coaxial Speaker System


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General Features

  • 6-1/2" QS-Series 2-way Component Speaker System
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 400 watts per set / 200 watts each side
    • RMS: 200 watts per set / 100 watts each side
  • 3-Layer TriTech composite cone woofer
  • 30mm Teteron dome tweeter for extreme detail and high power handling
  • Bi-amp configuration capabilities
  • Selectable tweeter attenuation (1.5dB steps)
  • Tweeters can be mounted flush, angled, or coaxially
  • Crossover slope (24-high, 12-low dB/Octave 2.8kHz)
  • High frequency output level: 0dB, 3+dB, 6+dB
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • Woofer Top-mount depth: 2-1/2"
  • Tweeter mounting depth: 1-1/8"
  • Item is a part of Kicker ProFit Group
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Priced Per Complete Component System: 2 midwoofers, 2 tweeters and 2 crossover networks.

2011 Kicker Authorized Online Dealer and eBay Seller

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Kicker 09QS65.2 (QS65.2))

Speaker Specifications

This is the manufacturer product line of speakers.
QS (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.
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.
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 Component System
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.
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.

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.
3 Layer TriTech Composite
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.
200 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
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".
87 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 - 22,000 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
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.
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.
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches or millimeters, required to contain the speaker.
5-7/16 x 5-7/16 
Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.
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.
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).

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Installation Guy

Mosinee, Wisconsin

The brightest highs you've heard

February 23, 2014

These are monsters. The midbass/bass from them when driven with the proper power is phenominal, very deep and clear. Don't even think of getting this set unless you plan to feed it 100wrms or more to take full advantage of it's capabilities. The build quality is great, and the spring loaded terminals on the midbass drivers are handy.
The crossovers, like everyone said, are gorgeous as well. They have dual inputs for tweeter and mids, so that means you can bi-amp them!! (and I recommend it!) That gives you separate controls of your highs and lows while tuning, and you'll need it because..
Let's talk about these tweeters. They are going to be love it or hate it for most. If you want the highest and brightest highs you've heard, these are the speakers for you. The tweeters are harsh to a fault, and without a way to calm them down (even with the 0dB bar in the crossover) they hurt. That being said, they're also extremely accurate and through the full spectrum of 50hz on up you won't miss a note. You'll want a source unit and music recordings of the highest quality to really enjoy the full package.
Take some measurements and be ready for just how deep the mids are on these, and the tweeter size isn't tiny either. They're going to need a bit of room to fit properly.
The only, only thing I would fault them for is that without the proper measures to tame the tweeters they may be overwhelming to some. A -3dB bar in the crossover design might've helped if they had built them that way, but that's neither here nor there.

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rochelle park, NJ

great value

September 12, 2014

sound rich and clear ,nice mid bass. handle the power as shoud be! large crossovers to install ! :)

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San Antonio, TX

Great Component Set

August 4, 2013

I have purchased a few different component sets on recommendations from others and was never truly satisfied. I have tried Infinity Kappa, Kappa Perfect, Image Dynamics CTX-6.5, and an entry level Kenwood set. They were all good in their own ways but I knew I wanted something more. When I looked around for reviews on these, the users always seemed impressed but others gave Kicker no credit.

After finally getting these in (yes, my door holes needed to be widened and custom spacers were built at a local shop) they are my favorite set and I don't feel like I can ask for any more. For once, I have some tight bass in the front doors and the tweeters are clear without any harshness. I am running them off the front channels of an older fosgate 4 channel with about 90w rms and they will get plenty loud for me with no distortion. I have the tweeters set on 0 db and the front crossed at 40hz.

With rumors that Kicker was not so great anymore and that they wouldn't have great Sound Quality I was worried about the lack of clarity from the mids and a possibly harshness from the non-silk tweeter. After using these speakers for about 6 months those doubts have been put to rest and I would recommend Kicker and this set to anyone!

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nice sounding

July 7, 2011

Very nice sounding speaker, but also very quite speakers,
I'm running 75Wrms in each and they are far to quite for my liking, In my opinion they need 100-125wrms ea to make them come even close to keeping with the Kicker sub's in volume
Over all they are a very clean and nice sounding speaker

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Hollywood, Florida


September 27, 2012

Great pair of speakers!! Just looking at the magnet alone n the woofer cone you can tell they are quality speakers. The sound is crisp. All highs and mids are sweet to the ear. To really appreciate them you must have a quality amp so please if you spend money on a pair of these do it some justice and purchase a quality amp if not then you are wasting your time. The only issue is that they are not made to fit every vehicle. I have an 03 Tacoma and had to do some alterations to make them fit both on the tweeter and woofer but it was well worth it. If you want quality sound then please purchase these speakers as you will not be dissapointed! THEY ROCK !!!

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Albuquerqe, NM


February 12, 2012

My background: Rouge Car Audio Installer, I've installed 5 complete systems as well as many other headunits and speakers. Always for friends and I always get to play with their systems. I love my Kicker sub and ZX amp. Whether good practice or not, I specifically purchased the Kicker ZX650.4 amp because it matched visually with my ZX750.1 sub amp. But I had no reservations about going to another brand for my component sets, I want the best sound. I've been shopping and researching for about 6 months. I didn't really consider the Kicker speakers at their typical $550 asking price even online, but one day SonicElectronix had these on sale. I then used the "Make An Offer" button to get em for a good price per pair. I bought 2 pairs.

My Set-Up:
Headunit: Pioneer DEH-5100
Sub: Kicker 12" L7 DVC wired to 2 ohm
Amp (Sub): Kicker 10ZX750.1 - 750W @ 2 ohm
Amp (Speakers): Kicker 11ZX650.4 - 120W @ 4 ohm (160W @ 2 ohm)
Speakers: THESE!
All Kicker power wires, speaker wires, RCAs. (They make some of the best cables)

Tweeter: At slightly less than 2 in, mounting can take a little thinking, but it's worth it! These Teteron dome tweeters are by far the best I've ever heard. Teteron - A synthetic material that is specifically designed to be lightweight and extreamley stiff. This allows the tweeters to sound precise at every volume level with no distortion or "ringing". A metal dome tweeter inherently wants to resonate similar to a bell, causing an inaccurate reproduction of sound. Compared to the silk dome tweeters I've heard, the Kicker tweets are much more pronounced. The tweeters are passivley crossed over at 2.8kHz which is lower than most systems I've looked at, but allows the larger tweeter to play lower frequencies. I've noticed that this lower cross point helps with vocals the most. Most speaker crossovers are crossed about 4kHz, which forces vocals through both the tweeter and the woofer. Lyrics come out so clear that everyone I show off to instantly comments on how easily they can hear the singer. THE TWEETER IS WHAT SEPARATES THESE SPEKAERS FROM THE OTHER SETS.
Tweeter performance: 5/5

Crossovers: One word, HUGE! They are not going to install in a car door and under the dash may wasn't posssible for me. The crossovers look outstanding and I decided to mount on my back seat to show off when I open my trunk. No reason to hide these. They have nice options of tweeter levels but I found the lowest, +0, to be plenty. I am going to bi-amp these speakers very soon. Passive crossovers are the worst option for good sound, you can find a ton of reading about it online.

Woofers: They can take tons of power, I have the high passed at 50Hz and they can take a beating. From the gnarley bass kicks of electronic music, to a Sublime bassline, these can handle it all without any distortion. But that isn't to say these woofers are any better than a similarly priced/ power rated set. From all the speakers I've heard, these fall right into their price bracket, nothing mind blowing, but well worth it. DO NOT buy this set for the woofers, although great, the tweeters are the star of the show.

Overall: Great buy, no regrets and happy as can be! PLEASE BUY THESE SPEAKERS! Size of woofer and tweeter make install tricky for sure.

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Simply Beautiful

November 4, 2010

well, before i even put these into my car I was stunned by how well built these are. The mid bass drivers are heavy and sturdy, the cross overs are gorgeous. I changed my install idea when I saw them so that they would be exposed and shown off! ;) but it was when I got everything hooked up running off my new Vibe Litebox4 amp that I was really blown away. loud, clear, detailed... the soundstage is near perfection and you can hear every little tiny bit of detail in the song. simply an amazing pair of speakers. A MUST buy.

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Taftville, CT

Crisp sound quality

August 5, 2011

These speakers sound amazing! (Iv got them running of a vibe litebox 4) When I put the top down they still are able to completely surround you with every note in the song. They have good lows but a sub is needed if you like true bass. My only drawback with them is they are alittle quiet but it's a small set back for their peerless quality.

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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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