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Spoke Cone: The modified-spoke cone design helps provide
maximum excursion from a slender basket. The ultra high performance injection
molded polypropylene cone remains rigid and minimizes cone flex, lowering harmonic
distortion. Distortion in the cone is further reduced with 360° back bracing.
Santoprene Surround: The optimized ribbed Santoprene surround
allows extended cone excursion for additional bass output and higher SPL. The surround
is stitched to the cone to add a mechanical fastener to the chemical adhesives. This
prevents the cone and surround from separating in the harshest conditions.
Basket and Motor Assembly: The high-strength steel basket features
a low-profile open design, and provides a solid foundation for the precision-aligned
motor assembly. Perimeter venting relieves pressure under the spider, supports a linear
excursion, and helps dissipate heat from the voice coil and motor structure.
Tinsel Leads: CVT subwoofers use Spiralead tinsel-lead technology,
which allows the ideal amount of flex for better strength and durability. The tinsel
lead wires are woven into the spider to relieve mechanical stress.
Spring-Loaded Terminals: The Kicker CVT subwoofer features special
spring-loaded binding posts for minimizing depth.
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
during installation. The boot is removable if needed for tight installations.
Break-in Period: Due to the complex nature of Kicker Comp VT
speakers, they require a break-in period in order to produce optimum low-bass
response. The high-performance suspension system makes the speaker 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.
Shallow-Mount: Kicker's new CVT series is designed to minimize
depth, giving you subwoofer options where standard enclosures don't fit. The vent-less,
solid-pole design allows the woofer to be mounted directly against the rear wall of
a sealed. The spring-loaded binding posts are mounted parallel to the cone surface
to minimize depth. Also the steel Clearance Adapter Plate enables you to cut out part
of the back of the enclosure to create more room for the woofer magnet, subtracting
the enclosure wall depth from the equation.
Recommended Enclosure: Kicker recommends a sealed enclosure
for the 08CVT654. A vented enclosure is not recommended. The enclosure should be
filled to 50% with loose poly-fil (polyester fiberfill) stuffing. The panel dimensions
for a 0.2 cubic foot compact sealed enclosure (using 1/2" thick MDF) are:
- Front and Rear Panels: 14" x 14"
- Top and Bottom Panels: 14" x 2"
- Side Panels: 12.5" x 2"
Recommended Sealed Box Volume:
- Compact (minimum enclosure volume): 0.2 cu/ft;
the woofer can handle up to 150 watts RMS.
- SQ (maximum enclosure volume): 3.0 cu/ft; the
woofer can handle up to 150 watts RMS
Free-air Compatible: The subwoofer is also designed to be mounted
without an enclosure. The subwoofer can be mounted on a baffle board which separates
two areas of the vehicle. For instance, you could mount this woofer to a board attached
to the rear deck or placed in the trunk against the rear seat. The trunk acts as the
enclosure housing the subwoofer. Free-air subwoofers save space and have flat frequency