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Product Information

MSRP: $200.00
Average Price: $87.93
Manufacturer: kicker
Yes: 15 / No: 1

direct drop in for sound bar speakers


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Blackwood's Reviews
05-04-2015, 12:46 PM
Price: $49.99
Pros: -5.25" Dash speakers -6.5" Soundbar speakers •Excellent upgrade over stock 4x6 dash speakers and the stock 5" soundbar speakers. •Straightforward install with the Nalin bracket for the dash, 6.5s screw in in minutes. •Good, clear sound. Crisp highs and mids. •Great price.
Cons: •On older TJs, this will NOT fit without modification. •Bass is not its strong point. •Neither are deal-breakers.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: •Regarding the mod: I don't consider it a con as much as a heads up. The modification is easy, even for a novice. But it is worth noting. If you aren't handy with tools, there's no way to put 5" speakers in the dash.
•As to the bass: since you're better off with a sub anyway for bass, I don't think it's a deal-breaker. But if you're ONLY going to have dash and soundbar, there are speakers on the market which give better bass. The pioneer speakers I replaced had better bass. At the same time, the mids and highs are much better on these and I consider this an improvement.

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Bobbyreb97's Reviews
01-02-2014, 05:07 PM
Price: $40.00
Pros: loud
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: i love these
they have alt of bass and are very loud

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hc2995's Reviews
01-15-2012, 07:14 PM
Price: $150.00
Pros: Amazing sound, easy to install, powerful bass and crisp highs.
Cons: had to drill new holes to bolt these in but nothing too major.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Good speakers, I got 2 set's of DS65's for $150.00 and they sound great. Coupled with the infinity gold amplifier they make a nice affordable sound system. I did have to drill new holes for the speakers to fit, but it was nothing too major with a drill bit and a tap set.


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TooPunkRock's Reviews
11-30-2011, 05:18 PM
Price: $160.00
Pros: Great high/mids
Cons: Definitely need sub with these speakers
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Bought from Crutchfield at a good price, the soundbar was fairly easy to install, though the front driver's side dash took a while. I put the 2-way DS in the soundbar and the component DS in the dash/tweeter. The tweeter replacement took less than 10 minutes for both and fits the stock enclosure well. I routed the crossover box on the side panel and was able to fit it in nicely.

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m615dan's Reviews
10-22-2011, 02:07 PM
Price: $44.99
Pros: Cheap, loud, clear mids and highs, decent bass for its size
Cons: Can't handle much power
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Purchased these speakers on a budget. Sounded 100x's better than my stock speakers in my 97 zj. Added an amp and they have been going strong no problems ever since.


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RDaniel2405's Reviews
12-27-2010, 12:44 PM
Price: $68.00
Pros: good price, better than stock, easy to install
Cons: none yet...
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I got front and rear speakers form amazon for a good price. I didnt buy the 4x6 speakers for the front tho. i just got the 4'' round and got a speaker adapter from ebay '' around 10 bucks'' and installed them.


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Yellowhammer's Reviews
04-27-2010, 11:14 AM
Price: $89.99
Pros: Sound good, plug-and-play
Cons: None really. A few screws were a pain during installation.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: A bought these from Quadratec because they were plug-and-play from the factory with no wiring. They replaced my toasted factory sound bar speakers.

They sound really good. I'm pleased with them. They are not a good bass speaker, however, and they leave a little to be desired with the doors and top off.

Install is not hard, but patience is required to find the screw holes through the fabric.

Overall I am happy with these speaker.

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martini_thief's Reviews
04-03-2010, 07:26 PM
Price: $5.00
Pros: Price (friends pawnshop) Fit well in factory location.
Cons: It maybe that they are not amped (yet) and are the sound is coming from a crappy deck... but the mids are low and the highs are harsh.
Recommended? No

Comments: I am assuming that the kicker DS is the same as the kicker DS 5 1/4" entry level speakers I picked up from my buddies pawnshop for a song.

They are a deff. upgrade for stock, and for $5 I would suggest them... however most people will pay $50+ and for that kind of money I bet you can find better.

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Anastasis's Reviews
02-01-2010, 09:48 PM
Price: $89.99
Pros: Great sound
Cons: Installation was a PAIN
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Replaced my factory sound bar speakers. Sound great, but the install took quite some time due to the fabric getting in the way of the screw. Otherwise, great product.

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UPcruiser's Reviews
08-27-2009, 01:35 AM
Price: $50.00
Pros: better than broken stock speakers
Cons: still not the best speakers i've had
Recommended? Yes

Comments: an pretty good stock replacement speaker

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billabongopblue's Reviews
05-29-2009, 07:08 PM
Price: $59.99
Pros: Better then stock
Cons: Bass could be better
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Nice product, good highs/lows. Completely better then stock.


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NBFarmboy's Reviews

08-07-2008, 11:32 AM
kicker ds
Price: $150.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: nice speakers easy to install, not to good for music with allot of bass(Rap) but for good music (metal country rock) they are great

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thomasj7186's Reviews

06-08-2008, 07:36 PM
kicker ds
Price: $50.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: 5.25 for the sound bar, they sound so damn good

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TheWrench116's Reviews

05-27-2008, 11:42 AM
kicker ds
Price: $200.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: 15 in. cvr sub hits as hard today as it did 3 years ago when i first got it.

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SpinningBull's Reviews

04-23-2008, 11:36 PM
kicker ds
Price: $129.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: These speakers added a good bit of the high-bandwidth sound to the soundbar. Seems like there is a lot more liveliness in the speakers now!


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Bowman1's Reviews

04-10-2008, 06:25 AM
kicker ds
Price: $70.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: sounds good

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