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Kicker Solo Classic 09S10C4

10" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils

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by Dominic Devito
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What's a component sub and why would I want one?

A component sub is simply a speaker that's designed to reproduce bass once it's installed in a compatible enclosure. Think about the impact of a movie soundtrack in a big theater or even in your own home HDTV setup. A component sub can add the same kind of power to the music in your car. And a car sub is not all about the boom that you hear on a street corner (although that's cool too) - you can pair a component sub with your choice of enclosure to get bass just the way you like it, from tight and punchy to fat and loose. And once you experience music in your car with a well-tuned subwoofer, you'll never go back.

Kick it old school with the Kicker Solo Classic 09S10C4 10" subwoofer, which combines the timeless design of the original round Solo-Baric subs with new technology and materials. The Solo Classic uses the SoloKon™ one-piece cone and other innovations to deliver reliable performance that lives up to the Kicker name. Best of all, this sub works best in a very small sealed enclosure, so it's a great candidate for compact cars and other space-challenged vehicles.

The SoloKon cone uses a one-piece, polypropylene design for exceptional rigidity and accurate response, and the ribbed rubber surround maintains control over cone travel. The stamped steel basket, stitched surround, and spring-loaded terminals made the original Solo-Baric an instant smash the first time around, so Kicker incorporates them into the Solo Classic for durability and hard-hitting bass that won't give up.

The sub's high-temperature, dual 4-ohm voice coils will withstand the stress of your music's demands — they allow you to wire the sub for 2-ohm impedance to draw maximum power from your amp, or for 8 ohms in a multi-sub system. Combine the Solo Classic with a small sealed enclosure, a compatible amp and some wiring, and get back to the fundamentals of great bass.

Note: If you are wiring this DVC sub for lower impedance, make sure that your amp is compatible. Most 2-channel car amplifiers are stable down to 2 ohms in standard mode, or 4 ohms in bridged operation. Most mono amps are stable down to 2 ohms.

Highlights:

  • 10" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils
  • one-piece polypropylene cone
  • ribbed rubber surround
  • power handling: 100-450 watts RMS (225 watts per coil)
  • 900 watts peak power handling
  • frequency response: 24-100 Hz
  • sensitivity: 86.2 dB
  • top-mount depth: 5-3/4"
  • sealed box volume: 0.66 cubic feet
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Size
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10 -inch
Impedance
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4 ohms
Cone Material
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SoloKon polypropylene
Surround Material
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Rubber
Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)
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0.66
Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)
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N/A
Port diameter (inches)
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N/A
Port length (inches)
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N/A
Free-Air
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No
Dual Voice Coil
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Yes
Sensitivity
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86.2 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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24 - 100 Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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100-450
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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900
Top Mount Depth (inches)
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5 3/4
Bottom Mount Depth (inches)
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N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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9 3/16
Vas (liters)
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48.2
Fs (Hz)
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27.7
Qts
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0.368
Xmax (millimeters)
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0
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Product Research
What's in the box?

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  • One 10" Round DVC woofer
  • Owner's Manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)
  • Template on box

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Features
Enclosure Compatibility

Features

Dual Voice Coils: For increased system flexibility, the woofer has two 4 ohm voice coils. When the voice coils are wired in parallel, the woofer presents a 2 ohm load. When the voice coils are wired in series, the woofer presents an 8 ohm load. In addition, each coil may be connected to a different amplifier channel and each channel will see a 4ohm load.

Cone Material: The SoloKon design is a unique one-piece construction, using polypropylene material that moves as a lightweight piston, for improved control. The cone remains rigid, minimizing cone flex and distortion.

Surround: The tough, flexible rubber surround has a long-throw, positive-roll design, which controls extreme cone excursion and is highly tear-resistant. The surround are ribbed to ensure linear cone motion. The surround is stitched to the reinforced cone edge, making separation between them virtually impossible, even in the harshest conditions.

Basket Assembly: The SoloClassic utilizes a high strength stamped steel basket which features a low-profile open design and provides a solid foundation for the precision-aligned motor assembly.

Dual Voice Coil: The dual voice coils sustain enormous cone excursion and provide flexible impedance matching options. The high-temperature Polyimide Film Voice Coil former improves sonic and conducive properties, and prevents thermal-electrical meltdown.

Rubber Magnet Boot: A black rubber boot covers the outside edge of the magnet structure to improve the cosmetics of the woofer and protect the magnet from chipping or breaking during installation. If the boot is removed, the magnet diameter is 6.131 inches.

Speaker Terminals: The terminals are spring loaded and nickel-plated for solid connections with heavy gauge speaker wire. The terminals will accept pin connectors, single banana plugs, of bare wire up to 10 gauge.

Break-in Period: Due to the complex nature of Kicker SoloClassic woofers, they require a break-in period in order to produce optimum low-bass response. The high-performance suspension system makes the speakers very stiff out-of-the-box. Approximately 2 weeks of daily playing will allow the suspension to break-in and reach its optimum equilibrium. A broken-in subwoofer will exhibit stronger bass performance, smoother response, and greater low-bass extension.

Enclosure Compatibility

Sealed Box Volume: Kicker recommends mounting the SoloClassic 10" woofer only in a sealed enclosure; volume 0.66 cubic feet.

 
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5 out of 5

Wish they weren't discontinued!

Written By EPA H8R, Brazoria Texas on Sunday, January 20, 2013
 
I've had the same subs for almost 5 years now, been in three different vehicles wired three different ways. I love how adaptable it is to different configurations. I started with 2 on a 2-channel amp, unfortunately some stuff in the trunk tore one of them up, so I pulled it, put it in my truck on a mono amp, now its back in another car on a two channel amp wired for 8 ohms until I can find a second sub. Worth every penny, I love it.
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4 out of 5

kicker solo

Written By javier, athens, oh on Wednesday, October 31, 2012
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harder hitting and more responsive than the 200$ polk I had (which actually was a good speaker). so way more bang for your buck in a 10" speaker. I have one under my avalanche rear seat and it definitely gets the job done. I have had sound systems for over 15 years now and this is a very good 10".
Pros:
hard hitting bass for a 10", fits under the rear seat of avalanche, yukon, etc., quality build, responsive so that you get bass lines at lower volumes
Cons:
its a 10", so you only get so much unless you wanna pay 350/400 for a competition speaker. could use just a smidgen of tighter bass. therefore it gets a 4.25/4.5 out of 5
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5 out of 5

Great Sound

Written By Randy, Houston, TX on Sunday, August 05, 2012
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Great sounding sub. I have a 500 Watt Sound Ordanance pushing it and that is more than enough. I have a 2002 Chevy Avalanche that I bought a Q-Logic custom sealed box for and this speaker fits perfect. I have always been a fan of the Kicker Solo Baric and this one does not dissapoint.
Pros:
Sound and little amount of air space it needs to perform.
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5 out of 5

Awesome subs

Written By Cstallions26@gmail.com, Drarborn heights mi on Tuesday, July 24, 2012
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Awesome subs I put three of them in my truck and everyone asks "how many 15's do u got in there?"
Pros:
Pound hard
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5 out of 5

Great Sub!!

Written By Vince, Jacksonville, FL on Sunday, June 17, 2012
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This is really a great product, I put one of these in the back of my Subaru Outback and paired it with a 400w Rockford Fosgate amp. It's not even broke in yet and it hits harder than a friend's system with two 12" infinitys pushing 1000w. Everyone is impressed with my setup and it sounds great with all kinds of music, I'd highly recommend it to anyone!
Pros:
Hard hitting, clear and accurate bass, great value
Cons:
Didnt come with any stickers to put on my car
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5 out of 5

the beast!

Written By ivantherapper, corsicana texas on Thursday, May 10, 2012
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shakes my whole truck since its single cab and close to the sound of my glasspack! great buy if you just want one 1o this is the one to go for!!!!!
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Awsome!!

Written By NickS, Owasso Ok on Wednesday, April 18, 2012
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This sub is the way to go if it fits your box.
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5 out of 5

Impressive

Written By BWX, Upstate NY on Monday, March 19, 2012
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This is one impressive 10'' subwoofer. I am running a Pioneer AVH-P3300BT head unit and a Sound OrdnanceT Bass Bunker Sealed single 10" subwoofer enclosure (Model BB10-50S) (0.54) cubic feet with an MTX JackHammer JH805 (37.5W x 4 & 250W x 1) (500 watts x 1 at 2 ohms) Car Amplifier. Running sub off sub channel at 2 ohms, 500 watts RMS.

I was slightly worried I wouldn't be able to hear it through my back seats when mounted in trunk of my '09 Impreza 4 door. It isn't even broken in yet and if I turn it up, it just about shakes my rear view mirror off. I turn it to about half volume on the remote knob of the amp, with 4v selected on the gain setting on the amp with just a little bit of the bass ''boost'' knob - about 5 degrees rotation or less, crossed over at 63hz on the 3300BT. It is so clean and smooth and powerful. It sounds ''accurate'' to my ears. I was just hoping for a little bass to fill out my front and rear 6.5'' polk db651s door speakers.. but this sub and amp combo is capable of completely overpowering those speakers. It's loud enough to irritate your neighbors if you crank it up.

I just adjust it for nice even bass at moderate levels and I couldn't be happier. For being in that VERY small enclosure, the sound is even more impressive, it sounds like it's coming from a much larger enclosure. Such a great little sub.
Pros:
Everything- The price, the quality, the size, the sound, the power handling. I think it looks cook in person too.
Cons:
Nothing.
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5 out of 5

Better then expected!!

Written By Joe, Orlando, FL on Sunday, May 03, 2009
 
I replaced 2 ten inch woofers of another brand with one ten inch Solo Classic expecting to lose a little, but actually gained more sound and detail over my previouse set up. The music quality is un real and the low sound floods my Ford Ranger with bass that I have never imagined from one sub. I have a 750 watt Kicker amp and a custom built box that is only .59 cubic feet internaly, because of space issues I had to use the sub inverted which thankfully looks pretty cool because of the all well known Solo Baric sticker on the back of the magnet. I have been involved in numerouse SPL competitions in the past and can't wait to see what this little beast does on a meter! If you are looking for rock solid lows acompanied by good quality sound, do yourself a favor and get one!
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