Marine-Ready: The Kicker KM10W Marine Subwoofer is engineered
to meet or exceed industry standards for environmental humidity and corrosion,
and for material degradation due to UV exposure. The sub features a sealed motor,
cone, and locking wire terminal cover. UV treatments on the cone, surround, basket,
and grille help them last in freshwater or saltwater environments.
Cone: The injection-molded polypropylene cone is UV light,
pollution, and moisture resistant. For increased durability, the surround is
Magnetic Shielding: The KM10W is magnetically shielded to
minimize compass and gauge deviation in your dash.
Terminal Cover: The speaker terminals feature a splash and
spray resistant locking cover. The cover also provides strain relief, insulation,
corrosion protection, and aids in ignition protection.
Stainless Hardware: The provided hardware is forged from
corrosion proof 316L stainless steel.
Grille: The KM10W comes with a water-resistant, bolt-through,
high-impact plastic grille to protect the woofer.
Mounting Flexibility: The Kicker KM10W can be mounted in sealed
or vented enclosures, or it can be mounted free-air. If the subwoofer is to be used
in a marine environment, the enclosure should be built with 3/4" thick Marine
Sealed Enclosures: Sealed enclosures give the smoothest
response, with increased energy at the lowest frequency octave (20-40 Hz).
The KM10W performs well in any size sealed enclosure between the Compact
and SQ volume recommendations. Compact enclosures are ideal when space is
at a premium, producing high-impact bass. SQ enclosures are ideal for ultra
sound quality, and generate a flat response curve and extend the sub-bass
- Compact Sealed Enclosures: internal
volume 1.0 ft³
- SQ Sealed Enclosures: internal volume
Vented Enclosures: Vented enclosures increase bass efficiency,
and the compact version fits in many space-limited applications. Compact enclosures
are the smallest recommended vented enclosure, but still feature higher output in
the 30-80 Hz range than sealed boxes. SPL/Deep Bass enclosures are the largest and
most efficient, and produce extremely low bass notes. Because of the length of
the recommended ports, Kicker recommends slot ports instead of round ports.
- Compact Vented Enclosures: internal
volume of 1.25 ft³, with a slot port 1.5" high x
10.5" wide x 14.5" long
- Deep Bass/SPL Vented Enclosures: internal
volume of 1.75 ft³, with a slot port 1.5" high x 10.5"
wide x 13.25" long
Free-air Mounting: In addition to being compatible with sealed
and ported enclosures, the woofer can be used in free-air applications (also known
as infinite baffle), often using a storage space as an enclosure.
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