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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
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 5.294 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.
Sealed Box Volume: Kicker recommends mounting the SoloClassic
8" woofer only in a sealed enclosure; volume 0.33 cubic feet.