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600W Peak (200W RMS) 6-1/2" 2-Way CS Series Component Car Speakers System

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600W Peak (200W RMS) 6-1/2" 2-Way CS Series Component Car Speakers System

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General Features:

  • 6-1/2" CSS Series 2-Way Component System
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 600 watts per pair / 300 watts each
    • RMS: 200 watts per pair / 100 watts each
  • Recommended power range: 15 - 100 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: 35-21,000 Hz
  • Top-mount depth: 1-11/16"
  • 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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(previous model, replaced by Kicker CSS65 (43CSS654))
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker CSS65 (40CSS654))
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker 11DS65.2)

Speaker Specifications

Series
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.
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.
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 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.
Dome
Tweeter Size
Refers to the size of the tweeter. Typically, smaller tweeters produces less output with higher frequency response.
3/4"
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.

Titanium
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.
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.
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".
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).
35 - 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.

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.
1-11/16"
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches or millimeters, required to contain the speaker.
4-13/16" x 4-13/16" 
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.
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
75%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.3
Features
4.8
Design
4.3
Usability
4.8
Ray Kustoms

illinois

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Usability
living loud

April 29, 2014

These speakers sound great nice and clean the bass above 70hz is crisp... i installed a set of these in my uncles Chevy Tahoe on a Kenwood 4ch and they really are perfect. He has 1 12" kicker cvx and these speakers compliment the sub well

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john

port norris, NJ

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i really like this product

June 1, 2015

I recommend this component speaker to everyone. especially if you own a jeep wrangler. the speakers really sound good with the doors off and the soft windows out

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Sam

New York

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Great Sound

November 8, 2015

Really surprised at how great these speakers are. The sound quality is great! Would definitely recommend these to anybody.

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OnePunchMan( ?° ?? ?°)

Middle of Nowhere, CC

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Great Set

February 5, 2017

I installed the CSS component speakers in the front of my RSX they sound nice and clear with some good bass, Havent ran the tweeters or crossovers yet, Im in the process of wiring up my amp so i can get its full potential. I recommend these to anyone looking for good mids/highs.

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Sonic Electronix Store
GREAT SOUND AND PERFECT FIT
Jose V on Mar 17, 2017
Love the company and upadating my current setup
Jeremy A on Mar 3, 2017
Good sound at a good price
Khris S on Mar 9, 2017
Always like kicker,good price and tweeter can be decreased by 3or6 db cut
Steve H on Feb 25, 2017
is these kicker component compatible with the Pioneer fh x720bt radio?
pam n on Apr 13, 2016
Kicker 40CSS654
Kicker 40CSS654
Pioneer FH-X720BT
Pioneer FH-X720BT
Best Answer: I don't see why it wouldn't, it hooks up like any other speaker. Depending on the watts of the radio you may need a amp
Reply · Report · john z on Apr 15, 2016
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How can I replace these crossovers ? They blow after about 1 year. no one seems to sell them.
A shopper on Nov 15, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,

Unfortunately, we too are a Retailer that does NOT have the parts you seek. Aside from contacting Kicker, your best option will be to get into an Aftermarket set of Crossovers, like the NVX XNET2.
NVX XNET2
NVX XNET2
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Nov 16, 2014
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

40CSS654

UPC

713034064305

Weight

5.75lbs

Internal SKU

40css654

Internal Product ID

64192

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 CSS65 (40CSS654)