About the Kenwood Excelon XR-1700P
These high-quality external crossovers ensure the woofers and the tweeters receive the right frequencies.
I know — your choices when it comes to component speakers feel overwhelming, but this Kenwood Excelon XR-1700P 6-1/2" component system belongs on your list. The celebrated Excelon 2-year warranty is a meaningful symbol of the sound quality you can expect from these classics. You'll gain a rich, full sound, thanks to a strong, enhanced pulp woofer cone that offers the warmth of paper with the durability of modern plastics. The resilient rubber surround shrugs off weathering and provides support, no matter what.
It's amazing the difference a well-placed tweeter can make in the sound of your system. The separate 1-3/16" soft dome tweeters deliver all the high-frequency details smoothly, while 2-way external crossovers and powerful, lightweight magnets make these tweeters extremely accurate without sounding harsh.
Bring on the power
With speakers this fine, you'll enjoy premium audio that'll make every drive a joy. And these well-built speakers will handle up to 80 watts RMS, so you'll maximize their performance when you power them with a nice amp. Grilles are included.
- component speaker system includes 2 woofers, 2 tweeters, and 2 crossovers
- 6-1/2" advanced hybrid pulp woofer with rubber surround
- 1-3/16" soft dome tweeter with neodymium magnet
- 2-way external crossover
- handles up to 80 watts RMS (280 watts peak power)
- frequency response: 57-20,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 86 dB
- woofer top-mount depth: 2-5/16"
- grilles included
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # XR-1700P
What's in the box:
- Two Woofers
- 2 Tweeters (each has an integral flush mount frame and a 5" Length of wire attached)
- 2 Woofer grilles
- 2 Grille frames
- 2 Tweeter flush mount retaining clips
- 2 Angled surface mounting housings
- 2 Woofer adapter brackets
- 2 Crossovers
- Eight 1/4" Bracket bolts
- Twelve 1" Screws
- Four 5/8" Screws
- Two M3x6mm Machine screws
- 12 Large speed clips
- 4 Small speed clips
- Grille putty
- Instruction manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ Portuguese)
- Warranty information
- Templates on box
Kenwood Excelon XR-1700P reviews
I just did a full system overhaul on my 2006 Subaru Legacy GT Wagon. I went with a Kenwood Excelon KDC-X501 receiver, X-801-5 Class D 5 channel amp, XR-1700p components up front, KFC-X174 coaxials in back, and a Focal RSB-250 Auditor Series 10" dual 4-ohm voice coil subwoofer in back. I never intended to run so much Excelon, but they all sound great and provide a lot of bang for the buck. These components sound fantastic. Probably better than they should at this price point. They are crisp and clean, but have a nice warmth to them, probably due to the hybrid pulp cones. I tested them on many genres (rock, dance, hip hop, pop, jazz) at a local shop before deciding on them, and they really performed nicely across the board. I was comparing them to Focal Auditor RSE-165, and really thought Focal would take the cake. While the Auditors were great, there were certain songs that had really sharp frequency points in the mid range, so much so that it made me cringe. These Excelon's initially didn't seem as bright as the auditors, but never once had any hot spots in the testing. They really just gave a nice smooth performance all around, and get a good bit of bass as well. I couldn't be happier with my system. More than enough juice for the wagon, and clean all the way to as loud as I like it. The tweeters seemed a bit hot at first, but just needed some hours at nominal levels to break them in properly. They are sounding better and better each day.
Pros: Warm sound, good mid bass response, smooth highs
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I just got this installed in my 2012 CRV. The sound is loud, crisp, and clear. I have them amped which is needed to get the best sound out of these. I couldn't be happier!
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More details on the Kenwood Excelon XR-1700P
Features & specs
|Speaker Size||6 1/2|
|Tweeter Design||1-3/16" Dome|
|Woofer Composition||Advanced Hybrid Pulp|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter)||86|
|Sensitivity at 2.83 volts||N/A|
|Frequency Response||57 - 20k Hz|
|Minimum RMS Wattage||---|
|Maximum RMS Wattage||80|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||280|
|Top-mount Depth (Inches)||2 5/16|
|Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||4 15/16|
Woofers: The woofer cones are made of injection-molded polypropylene. This process of cone molding assures a uniform cone thickness for superior linearity and clarity. It is also light weight and rigid for decreased distortion and improved bass response.
Woofer Mounting: Without an adapter, the XR-X1700P woofers fit standard 6-3/4" applications. Given their required cutout, they will also fit 6-1/2" applications without an adapter, but new screw holes must be drilled. Using the included adapter brackets they can be mounted in a variety of 6-1/2" and 6-3/4" applications, without any modification. Enter you vehicle information to confirm fit.
Crossover: Each crossover has screw terminal inputs and outputs that will accommodate bare wire or spade connectors up to 0.315" wide. (Speaker wire is not included with the system.) The output level of the tweeters is adjustable; choose 0 dB or -3 dB.
- Length: 4.563" (plus wiring)
- Height: 1.327"
- Width: 2.6"
Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeters can be flush mounted using the supplied hardware, or surface mounted using the included housings. Once mounted the tweeters have these dimensions:
|Flush Mount||Angled Surface Mount|
|Mounting Depth||0.738"||0.55" (screw depth)|
Warranty Note: Although the information included with these speakers indicates a 1-year warranty, they are actually covered by the Kenwood eXcelon 2-year warranty.