KICKER components have never been as high-end as this. The royal marriage of a pair of ultimate SS midrange drivers, two oversized Tetoron dome tweeters, and all meshed perfectly with a precise crossover/protection network. Mids and highs have never sounded so smooth.
SS midrange drivers reach their distinct superior range thanks to another groundbreaking KICKER first of the Tri-Tech cone, a straight efficient come consisting of a woven carbon-poly faceting, a highly advanced Rohacell foam core made by Röhm of Germany, and a carbon-poly backing sandwiched together for utmost internal damping and unmatched sound. Combine this unique cone with a sold cast aluminum basket and hold it there with an injection-molded, variable thickness surround with a unique groove locking system, and you've got musical accuracy which has never been experienced in a vehicle before. Inside is a motor structure like no other. The T-cut pole piece includes a copper shorting ring that provides high thermal efficiency, smooth frequency response, and seriously reduces harmonic distortion. The voice coil consists of lightweight, copper-clad aluminum ribbon wire that creates a super-intense magnetic field due to its high winding density. That makes for higher efficiency and power handling as well.
The SS mids are matched to the exact SS30 tweeters through an amazingly effective 2-way crossover/protection network that is as enchanting to hear as it is to look at. It's composed of a round cast aluminum basket and a transparent cover to get an impressive view of the tight-tolerance Mylar capacitors, air-core inductors, and additional circuitry. A 24 dB/octave Linkwitz-Reilly high-pass slope supplies the tweeters with both wide frequency response and high power handling, and a 12 dB/octave low-pass slope assists the midrange for a smooth transition with the tweets. 3-possition attenuation produces tweeter fine-tuning for any possible mounting scenario.
The all-new SS30 tweeter uses a dome made of Tetoron, a cutting-edge synthetic material made by DuPont that is silky-soft in nature but much lighter and with a faster transient response. Underneath is a pressed polyfill insert for increased dome strength and damping. Each tweeter is housed in its own custom-tooled enclosure, which significantly lowers resonance and provides extended low range. Vented channels in the magnet assembly give them all the airspace needed for dead-on sound. The tweeters can be surface or flush mounted, or inserted right into the midbass drivers for a coaxial installation. Midbass drivers, tweeters, crossovers, mounting hardware, and speaker wire all come packaged in a custom-made hard plastic case with open-cell padding for protection. 6" midbass drivers are designed to fit into 5 1/4" and 6" speaker openings. Grilles and speaker wiring are included.
- 5-1/4" 2-Way Matched Component System
- Peak Power Handling: 180 watts
- RMS Power handling: 90 watts
- Sensitivity: 86 dB
- Frequency Response: 50 Hz - 22 kHz
- Impedance: 3 ohms
- Top Mount Depth: 2-11/16"
- Bottom-mount depth: N/A
- Cutout Dimensions: 5-1/16"
- Butyl rubber surround
- Custom cast aluminum basket
- 1-3/16" Tetoron dome tweeter
- 2-way crossover (2,800 Hz at 24 dB/octave high-pass, 12 dB/octave low-pass)
- Tweeter attenuation control (0, +1.5, +3dB)