Kicker CSS69 (40CSS694)

900W Peak (300W RMS) 6" x 9" 2-Way CS Series Component Car Speakers System


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900W Peak (300W RMS) 6" x 9" 2-Way CS Series Component Car Speakers System


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General Features:

  • 6" x 9" CSS Series 2-Way Component System
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 900 watts per pair / 450 watts each
    • RMS: 300 watts per pair / 150 watts each
  • Recommended power range: 10 - 150 watts RMS per channel
  • Polypropylene cone material
  • Durable, Ribbed UV-Treated Polyester Foam speaker surround for precise linear excursion
  • Lightweight 3/4" Titanium Balanced Dome tweeter design for outstanding definition
  • Tweeter can be Flush, Surface or Angled mounted
  • Neodymium tweeter magnet motor structure
  • EVC (Extended Voice Coil) technology for high thermal handling
  • Shallow mounting design allows fitment into virtually any vehicle
  • Built-in phase plugs disperse woofer sound evenly
  • Substantial upgrade from factory speakers
  • Includes speaker grilles and mounting hardware
  • 12dB/octave High Pass and Low Pass crossover filters
  • Selectable tweeter attenuation level (0, -3 & -6dB)
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • Frequency response: 30-21,000 Hz
  • Top-mount depth: 3-3/16"
  • Sensitivity: 90dB
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

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

Product History:

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Speaker Specifications

This is the manufacturer product line of speakers.
CS (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.
6" x 9"
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 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.

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.
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.
Polyester 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.
450 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.
150 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".
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).
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
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.
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches or millimeters, required to contain the speaker.
5-5/8" x 8-7/16" 
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.

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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Sherrodsville, OH

Great Speakers

June 13, 2014

I would recomend the kicker cs series to anybody wanting a factory upgrade or someone who wants a loud system

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chesapeake, VA

Money well spent

October 20, 2014

I bought these because of the value and there are not many choices for 6x9 components . They sound great to me and they are better then the stock speakers.

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Los Angelas, CA

Lots of Potential

May 20, 2014

I've got these speakers installed in the front of my Nissan Xterra powered by a Sony XM-GS400. The woofers are in my doors and the tweeters are in the dash firing upwards. They're paired with some Polk db651s 6.5" speakers in the rear with a separate amp. I also have the doors fairly well sealed and deadened with a layer of Dynamat Xtreme.

Out of the box, the Kickers seemed edgy and surprisingly somewhat bright to me even with the tweeters set to +0 dB on the crossovers. The mids are nice and detailed, but there's some sibilance that I find fatiguing above normal listening levels. The imaging is decent, but there's definitely some room for improvement. I've read that aiming tweeters into the windshield could be to blame for some of these short comings, but I like to keep the factory look. At the other end, the bass is tight and respectably extended for door speakers. Seems to roll off below 50 or 60 Hz and is still slightly audible at higher volumes down to 30 Hz or so.

Luckily the amplifier and my JVC NSX600 provide some decent equalization options and headroom. It took a lot of tinkering, but ultimately I used the Sony amp to boost the sub bass at 40 Hz few dB and set the EQ on my head unit to pull back some of the mid bass and highs . Oh man, what a difference! These speakers sound amazing. They still have some color, but the balance is much better. They're warmer; the highs are sweeter, the mids are fuller, and the bass is much more present down to 30 Hz or so. You can feel the low notes at higher volumes. The bass might also be a slightly looser, but I'd still say it's well controlled. Occasionally they can sound a little congested too, although never enough to ruin my enjoyment.

I can't comment on how these would sound without a dedicated amplifier, but properly powered and sealed, these speakers have a ton of potential. To get the most out of them, you'll probably want to play around with tweeter placement or an equalizer too. You can't expect them to rattle your plates, but I don't feel the need to add a sub. I'm sure these would sound even better crossed over at 80 Hz with a good 10" or 12" sub.

A general note on the install.. I wasn't too excited with by the provided speaker wire. I needed to run long wires to reach my amp, so I wanted to use 14 AWG. The included wire is only 16 AWG and permanently attached to the crossovers. I would have preferred if it were more easily replaceable.

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Longview, TX

Great Speakers

January 29, 2017

I replaced the front speakers in my Dodge 3500 with the Kickers. They really sound great even without an amplifier.

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Henderson, NV

Verified Purchase
Kicker rocks

December 31, 2016

Fit my vehicle like a glove! The sound quality is really good with awesome highs.

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Dallas Texas

Depends on your preference

January 30, 2016

If you are looking for more treble then this is a good product, but if bass is what you're looking for, I would recommend a different product. I had a pair of cheaper pioneers that packed more way bass.

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Jill S

,Louisville KY

Great product and easy to install

January 3, 2016

I installed this stereo myself in my sons car for Christmas using Sonic select tonics website and products. It was not difficult and it works perfectly! He loves it-and will enjoy it everyday! Thank you.

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Sonic Electronix Store
good speaker great price
john h on Aug 26, 2015
Good quality name brand. Website is also reliable.
Javier M on Jan 31, 2015
for the great kicker sound quality, you get what you pay for. worth the $
mark l on Mar 20, 2015
does this set come with two
6x9s and two tweeters?
chirstopher h on Jan 12, 2015
Best Answer: Hello Christopher,

Yes, like the General Features says "Priced Per Complete Component System: 2 midwoofers, 2 tweeters and 2 crossover networks."
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Jan 12, 2015
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It is a Vip guarantee item, but will it fit in the front doors of a 2013 Dodge Avenger? It has 6x9's all around, but I want to make sure this Vip guarantee is for the front doors and not the rear deck. The front doors can fit limited speakers because of excursion into the factory grilles.
Greg S. on Jun 21, 2016
Best Answer: Hi Gregory,

First, to be clear, the VIP program has nothing to do with fitment.

The 40CSS694, as you suspected, will fit the rear deck with little hassle. The front, however, no so much. A professional installer can make the install work, as our installers have, but if you wish to not make changes to the inner door then we suggest going with the CSS65 instead, with the SA69 speaker adapter. (The fit guide will say that the CSS65 don't fit, but this is because our system is currently waiting an software update to include bracket fitments.) If you need further assistance, please give our sales team a call during regular business hours.

Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Jun 21, 2016
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Where would i install the tweeters in my 1999 Ford ranger single cab?
Tyler S on Dec 9, 2014
Best Answer: I'm not familiar with that vehicle, but if you don't have a good place to put the tweeters, then you might want to check out the Kicker CS693 speakers or other 6x9 coaxial speakers.
Reply · Report · Matt S on Dec 10, 2014
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Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

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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.

Product Name: Kicker CSS69 (40CSS694)