Kenwood Intros Hi Res Certified Speakers

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Press Release: LAS VEGAS– KENWOOD USA announced the addition of three new Hi-Res Audio speakers that will begin shipping this month.  From the eXcelon Reference line, the speakers are designed for critical of listeners.   The XR-1801P 7”(18cm) component set (MSRP $449.95), XR-1701P 6-1/2”(17cm) component set (MSRP $399.95) and XR-1701 6.5”(17cm) coax set (MSRP $249.95) all offer higher power handling and more versatile installation options than their predecessors.

With a focus on factory integration and sound quality reproduction, these speakers offer versatile mounting options for most current vehicles.

The oversized 7” glass fiber cone mid-bass drivers of the XR-1801P components fit many Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota, and Nissan factory speaker locations.  The included direct-fit multi-bracket increases the woofer surface area over factory speakers, providing louder and more responsive mid-bass performance.  An all-new 1-3/16”(30mm) titanium hard dome wide-range super tweeter offers flexible mounting options, including a flush mount for  custom or “factory-like” fitment.  Power handling is 120 Watts RMS at 3 ohms, while still being able to reproduce frequencies from 35 Hz to 40 kHz(-10dB)!

The XR-1701P component set has 6-1/2” glass fiber cone mid bass drivers that fit directly into many standard 6-1/2” speaker openings.  They also benefit from an improved surround roll shape and new woofer center cap with tuning rib, which the XR-1801P also shares.  This component set can reproduce clean detail at a constant 100 Watts RMS at 3 ohms, with a 43 Hz to 40 kHz(-10dB) frequency response.  Both sets include a bi-amp crossover network, along with a -3dB tweeter attenuation option, for even more control.

To complete this trio, the XR-1701 6-1/2” coax speaker set will give you similar performance as the component sets, but with the simplicity of an all-in-one speaker with a center mounted 1-3/16” (30mm)  Titanium hard dome wide-range super tweeter and built-in High-quality capacitor.  This set can handle a continuous 100 Watts of RMS power at 3 ohms, with a 45 Hz-to 40 kHz(-10dB) response, and will be a great option when a separate tweeter is not required.

All models will be shipping this month.  For detailed information on specific features, please view their respective product pages at


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