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Dual Voice Coils: For increased
system flexibility, the woofer has two 2 ohm voice coils. When the voice coils
are wired in parallel, the woofer presents a 1 ohm load. When the voice coils
are wired in series, the woofer presents a 4 ohm load. In addition, each coil
may be connected to a different amplifier channel and each channel will see a 2
The Comp VR's super-rigid injection-molded polypropylene cone features 360-degree back bracing
to completely eliminate flex and distortion.
Surround: The optimized
ribbed Santoprene surround allows extended cone excursion for
additional bass output and higher SPL. The surround is double-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.
Spiralead Tinsel Leads: The Comp VR features durable Spiralead tinsel
leads, which are woven into the woofer's progressive-roll polycotton spider, for
added strength and reliability.
Basket and Motor Assembly: The strong steel basket features perimeter
venting to help cool the high-temperature voice coil wires and prevent
breakdown. The overall motor structure design is based on technology found in
Kicker's flagship Solo-Baric line of subwoofers, and allows the sub to handle
more power and take more abuse. The high-mass solid pole piece removes
potentially damaging heat.
Speaker Terminals: The
spring loaded, nickel-plated terminals provide solid connections for speaker
wire up to 8 gauge. Single banana plugs and pin connectors will also fit.
Due to the complex nature of Kicker Comp VR 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.
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.
Power Handling: The
power handling specifications differ according to the type and size of the
enclosure. The power handling specifications assume that both voice coils are in
use. Note: Both voice coils in a dual voice coil speaker should always be
Recommended Sealed Box
- Compact (minimum enclosure
volume): 0.8 cu/ft; the woofer can handle up to 400 watts RMS (200 watts
per voice coil)
SQ (maximum enclosure volume):
3.0 cu/ft; the woofer can handle up to 300 watts RMS (150 watts per voice
Recommended Vented Box
- Compact: 1.25 cu/ft;
2" x 10.5" port opening; 20" port depth; the woofer can
handle up to 300 watts RMS (150 watts per voice coil)
SQ: 1.75 cu/ft; 2.5" x
10.5" port opening; 20" port depth; the woofer can handle up to
300 watts RMS (150 watts per voice coil)