Kicker 4X6 Speakers Reviews

Kicker has been in business for a very long time. KICKER’s Livin’ Loud legacy began as a two-man operation, hand-building professional-speaker systems in a car garage. They have evolved over the years and have made a name for themselves not only in personal and home audio products but in the car audio industry as well. Nowadays, they’re globally-recognized as one of the best car audio brands, offering a wide spectrum of car audio product from speakers and subwoofers to amplifiers and signal processors.

Kicker car speakers are above average in almost every aspect. However, they aren’t by any means the best sounding car speakers out there. They are above par speakers that don’t cost an arm and a leg, which makes them a decent replacement for factory-installed speakers.

Kicker offers a wide range of speakers of different sizes. For the purpose of this post, we’ll be focusing particularly on Kicker 4X6 speakers. These speakers seem to be well-liked.

Kicker 4X6 Speakers Reviews

Kicker 40CS464 Review

Kicker 40CS464 4X6 speakers reviewThe 40CS464 is one of the best 4X6 speakers in Kicker CS series. These speakers an excellent upgrade to factory-installed ones, especially considering their low price tag.

The Kicker 40CS464 are designed to give you a huge bump in sound quality and to get your sound system rockin’ without breaking the bank. They feature 4″x6″ polypropylene woofers supported by polyester foam surround. These aren’t by any means the best quality materials to build a speaker with, but they get the job done and help keep the costs to a minimum while allowing the speakers to sound balanced.

These speakers are equipped with 1/2″ PEI (Polyetherimide) balanced dome tweeters to take care of the vocal and instrumental details, so,  you’ll enjoy clear vocals, chunky guitar riffs, powerful drums,and instrumental details that have always been part of your music but have remained hidden behind your factory-installed speakers. Additionally, these dome tweeters feature a relatively wide sound dispersion pattern for a smooth off-axis response and improved stereo imaging.

The downside, however, is the lack of bass. Undoubtedly you aren’t going to get much bass of a small speaker like this. However, when it comes with highs and mids, that’s where these little speakers really shine.

Kicker 40CS464 Specifications
  • Size : 4X6
  • Sensitivity : 88 dB
  • Power Handling 
    • RMS  :   50 watts
    • Peak  :  150 watts
  • Frequency range :  50 – 20,000 Hz
  • Top-mount depth :  1-3/4″
  • Impedance : 4 ohms

Kicker 41DSC464 Review

Kicker 41DSC464 4X6 speakers reviewThe 41DSC464 is another great pair of 4×6 speakers. These budget-friendly speakers are a great deal for the buck. I mean, less than $40. That is a major bargain.

Despite their low price tag, these 2-Way speakers can outclass most factory-installed speakers if properly powered. They have a sensitivity rating of 88 dB and can handle 30 watts RMS. As with all Kicker 4×6 speakers, the 41DSC464 feature polypropylene made woofers and PEI domed tweeters for a wide sound dispersion area.

As with all speakers in this size range, the 41DSC464 speakers aren’t going to produce big bass. However, their true magic comes from the mid/high range.

Kicker 41DSC464 Specifications
  • Size : 4X6
  • Sensitivity : 88 dB
  • Power Handling 
    • RMS  :   30 watts
    • Peak  :  120 watts
  • Frequency range :  50 – 20,000 Hz
  • Top-mount depth :  1-7/8″
  • Impedance : 4 ohms

Kicker 41KSC464 Review

Kicker 41KSC464 4X6 speakers reviewThe 41KSC464 speakers are going to be the most expensive pick of the lot by far. They’re also the most powerful 4X6 speakers that Kicker has to offer.

The Kicker 41KSC464 speakers feature an ultra low mounting profile which makes for an easy installation in most vehicles. They’re fitted with polypropylene made woofers supported by rubber surrounds for high efficiency, better bass response and optimal durability.

Unlike the other Kicker 4X6 speakers we listed here which use PEI domed tweeters, the Kicker 41KSC464 speakers use silk balanced dome tweeters which sound warm, mellow, and refined. Silk is commonly used in good-quality home speakers to achieve a balanced, lifelike tone in the music. The main downside with Silk tweeters is that they can’t can cut through heavy road noise and maintain a clear sound with the windows down.

The Kicker 41KSC464 are quite powerful. They produce good mids and highs, however, not much bass expected at this size. These speakers can handle up to 75 watts RMS, which is twice the amount of wattage most 4X6 speakers can handle on continuous basis. That said, they’ill sound awesome running off a factory or aftermarket head unit, but they’ll really shine when driven by an external amplifier.

Kicker 41KSC464 Specifications
  • Size : 4X6
  • Sensitivity : 88 dB
  • Power Handling 
    • RMS  :   75 watts
    • Peak  :  150 watts
  • Frequency range :  50 – 20,000 Hz
  • Top-mount depth :  1-3/4″
  • Impedance : 4 ohms

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