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Kicker 43CSS654 6-1/2" component speaker system

Item # 206CSS654

No sense in dancing around it — if you're looking for an affordable upgrade from factory sound, Kicker's CS...

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Item # 206CSS654

About the Kicker 43CSS654

Alexander H.

The people's component system

No sense in dancing around it — if you're looking for an affordable upgrade from factory sound, Kicker's CS Series is one of the most popular choices. These tough, dependable car speakers have a devoted following and for good reason. You'll get classic Kicker quality that will elevate your music to a startling level, revealing more detail than your ever heard from your factory speakers.  

The people's component system

No sense in dancing around it — if you're looking for an affordable upgrade from factory sound, Kicker's CS Series is one of the most popular choices. These tough, dependable car speakers have a devoted following and for good reason. You'll get classic Kicker quality that will elevate your music to a startling level, revealing more detail than your ever heard from your factory speakers.  

Gain more dimension

Kicker's 43CSS654 6-1/2" component system includes a kickin' polypropylene woofer that delivers solid low end, backed by a polyester foam surround for years of strong performance. The separate 3/4" titanium balanced dome tweeter will bring new dimension to the high-frequency range with crisp instrumental and vocal detail. The external crossover network allows you to pick from three different tweeter level settings so you'll get balanced sound in any vehicle. Grilles are included.

Installation note: You'll need a pair of our universal backstraps to install the tweeters in the factory locations.

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Product highlights:

  • component speaker system includes 2 woofers, 2 tweeters, and 2 crossovers
  • 6-1/2" polypropylene woofers with polyester foam surrounds
  • 3/4" titanium dome tweeters
  • external crossover network with 3 tweeter levels (0, +3, +6 dB)
  • handles up to 100 watts RMS (300 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 35-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-11/16"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • MFR # 43CSS654

What's in the box:

  • Two woofers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • Two tweeters (each with 36" Wire attached)
  • 2 Crossovers (each with 35" Input wire/ 35" Tweeter output wire/ 35" Woofer output wire attached)
  • 2 Flush mount tweeter rings
  • 2 Short tweeter mounting nuts
  • 2 Long tweeter mounting nuts
  • 2 Back angled tweeter rings
  • 2 Front angled tweeter rings
  • 2 Angled surface mount tweeter housings
  • Twelve 1" Screws
  • Two 5/8" Screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Four 7" Zip-ties
  • 4 Red plastic wire caps
  • Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 3/4" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Titanium
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Polyester Foam
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 90
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 35 - 21k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 100
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 300
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 13/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 3/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 7/8
Mounting Height (Inches) 0.421
Frame Width 6.25
Frame Length 6.25
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Features

Polypropylene Woofer Cones: The Kicker CSS-series speakers feature durable polypropylene woofer cones, resistant to the moisture and temperature extremes found in automotive applications.

Ribbed Polyester Foam Surrounds: The ribbed polyester foam surrounds allow extended cone excursion for additional bass output and higher SPL.

Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeters come with brackets to allow multiple mounting configurations: flush-mounted, angled flush-mounted (approximately 10°), and angled surface-mounted (approximately 15°).

Tweeter Dimensions:

  Flush Mount Angled Flush Mount Angled Surface Mount
Mounting Height 0.214" 0.6" 1.16"
Depth 0.55" 0.47" 0.554" (screw depth)
Frame Diameter 1.975" 1.975" N/A
Cutout Diameter 1.564" 1.58" N/A
Frame Width N/A N/A 1.735"
Frame Length N/A N/A 1.885"

Crossovers: The component system includes passive 2-way crossover networks for a seamless transition between the woofers and tweeters. The slope is 12dB per octave (both high pass and low pass) and the crossover point is 4000 Hz. A switch on each crossover allows you to set the tweeter output; 0 dB, +3 dB, or +6 dB. Each crossover's input and output wires are attached; the 35" woofer output has quick slide terminals that connect directly to the woofer and the 35" tweeter output has bullet terminals that mate to the terminals on the tweeter wires. The crossovers' dimensions are:

  • Length: 4.57"
  • Width: 2.46"
  • Height: 1.01"

Woofer Mounting: In addition to fitting standard 6-1/2 and 4-hole 6-1/2 applications, the woofer also has a standard 6-3/4 bolt pattern. However, if mounted in a 6-3/4 location the holes for the smaller pattern create an air leak, which should be sealed.

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7 questions already asked

Q
What gauge wire are these?
ethan  Jul 18, 2018
2 answers
A
I used a eight gauge wire
valerio  Jul 19, 2018
A
I use 14 gauge
cameron  Jul 18, 2018
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What gauge wire are these?
ethan  Jul 17, 2018
2 answers
A
I used 16 gauge to wire mine with no issues. But i also wired them into the aftermarket harness and used the existing factory wires which are smaller. But it doesn't hurt the sound. They are pushed by a Infinity Kappa 4x100 amp.
john  Jul 21, 2018
A
Either 12 or 16 I think but not for sure. Sorry.. My son bought these
julie  Jul 20, 2018
Q
Will I need to change out the factory head on a 2012 Wrangler Unlimited?
colter  Jul 11, 2018
1 answer
A
Just don't have a 2012 wrangler unlimited so I don't know
christopher  Jul 11, 2018
Q
Will these make my 2015 Jeep sound better?
jaylon p.  Jun 28, 2018
2 answers
A
In my opinion, yes. They are loud and can handle being played at a louder volume, while still sounding crisp and clear. However, if you outfit your whole car with these, they don't play a lot of bass, so I would suggest getting a subwoofer or something to supplement for the bass.
chris  Jun 29, 2018
A
Yes
nathan  Jun 28, 2018
Q
Can I get this setup in white?
clayton  May 29, 2018
1 answer
A
No. The Kicker CSS654 only come in the color shown.
ryan  Jun 06, 2018 (Staff)
Q
Do you have to install the tweeters?
david  Oct 09, 2017
1 answer
A
You do not "have" to install the tweeters but you'll definitely want to. One of the primary benefits of installing component speakers is the better imaging you get when the separate tweeters are mounted up higher on the door or dash.
ryan  Oct 13, 2017 (Staff)
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How do they sound without having a sub ?
garrett  Aug 29, 2017
1 answer
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They sound good without a sub but if you're wanting to hear the bass you'll definitely need some subs I have 2 12" Comp R kickers in my car and it's a night and day difference with and without them. It's hard having to drive my other car without them.
trenton  Sep 01, 2017
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