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Kicker 10CVR102

CompVR 10" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils

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Our take on the Kicker 10CVR102

Kicker CompVR subs let you kick out the jams without tearing a hole in your wallet. These subs handle plenty of power, and get their fierce sound from tough, injection-molded polypropylene cones with reliable Santoprene™ surrounds. The unique SoloKon™ cone with its 360-degree back bracing keeps going strong when the bass gets heavy, while perimeter venting in the strong steel basket keeps the voice coils cool for dependable performance.

Kicker CompVR subs let you kick out the jams without tearing a hole in your wallet. These subs handle plenty of power, and get their fierce sound from tough, injection-molded polypropylene cones with reliable Santoprene™ surrounds. The unique SoloKon™ cone with its 360-degree back bracing keeps going strong when the bass gets heavy, while perimeter venting in the strong steel basket keeps the voice coils cool for dependable performance.

The 10CVR102 10" sub sports dual 2-ohm voice coils that give you more wiring options when setting up your system. The sub's cool-looking black finish highlights the potent low end you'll hear and feel. Boat owners: Kicker certifies the CompVR subs for marine use, so you can generate some serious bass waves out on the water.

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

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 300 and 600 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

Priced per speaker

Got 2 of these in a sealed box with a JBL 750 watt mono amp. They hit hard. I listen to rock so they are in a sealed box.

diocco, New York

What's in the Box:

  • One 10" dual voice coil subwoofer
  • Owner's Manual
  • 2 Large Kicker decals
  • 2 Small Kicker decals

Product Highlights:

  • 10" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils
  • injection-molded polypropylene cone
  • ribbed Santoprene rubber surround
  • power handling: 50-400 watts RMS (200 watts per coil)
  • 800 watts peak power handling
  • frequency response: 25-500 Hz
  • sensitivity: 83.6 dB
  • top-mount depth: 5-1/2"
  • sealed box volume: 0.8-3.0 cu. ft.
  • ported box volume: 1.25-1.75 cu. ft.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Kicker 10CVR102 Reviews

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14 Reviews

Hit Hard

Written by: diocco from New York on December 28, 2015

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Got 2 of these in a sealed box with a JBL 750 watt mono amp. They hit hard. I listen to rock so they are in a sealed box.

Pros: Hit Hard. Really nice quality.

Cons: none

These are awsome!

Written by: smugg from Minnesota on November 25, 2015

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Definitely a good buy, running around 1200 watts at 4 ohm in a 98 saturn with a ported box. If you are gonna run this much power in a small car you should get a capacitor. I lost mine so im not running one. Makes my lights dim.

Pros: Pretty much everything.

Cons: Gotten 2 tickets for noise, and many complaints. Not kickers fault though.

1st day with it

Written by: ANDREWS RACING from California on September 17, 2015

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So far an awesome 5 star review. Install was easy and it hits hard for the price. You get what you pay for so it doesn't move your mirrors out of place like some systems but it definitely shakes the hell out of them. I will do a follow up review after a month in and revise my review.

Pros: Lows hit hard! Mids hit decent like they should.

Cons: None yet.

Good Sound

Written by: Chris from Nevada on February 11, 2015

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Soild sound. Not disapointed.

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Killer Subs!

Written by: Kris B from Texas on February 4, 2015

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There subs are awesome! Added a new push to my sound I've never had before out of a 10'' speaker.

Pros: Looks cool, sounds great!

Cons: I didn't buy them sooner

kicker comp 10

Written by: gondee from Pennsylvania on February 1, 2015

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i have an older set of these that i bought from crutchfield a few years back. i have them wired at 4 ohms and they sound great. but i recently got my hands on a n.o.s. classic u.s. amp and could not wait to get two more kicker comp 10's and build another box to wire these at 2 ohms and enjoy the quality sound im gonna have ! once again i called upon crutchfield for two more one at open box discount of $10 and another new one. two day delivery to p.a. awesome once again ! thanks.

Pros: wiring options and also with low power they still sound good. dual voice coil.

Cons: more money for the dual voice coil but it is well worth the extra money.

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Written by: Anonymous from Oklahoma on December 14, 2014

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excellent product.

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Great Sub

Written by: Chase123 from California on March 2, 2014

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This is a great sub for the price. It is not the most top of the line but it definately gets the job done. I have 1 of these hooked up with a Kenwood Kac-8105D 1000-Watt Class D Mono Amplifier in a ported box with 1 cubic feet of internal volume. It sounds great and can slap when I want it too. I mainly wanted to round out my system after replacing the stock speakers in my 2003 Honda Civic but I am pleasantly surprised that I can make my mirrors shake and turn heads. It is a very clean sound and worth every penny. Buy if you want to upgrade a stock system. If you want to rock competitions, you might want to get a higher quality sub. Make sure you give the sub the power it needs (300 rms- 400rms) or you will be lacking as with any sub. I would buy this sub again but they have a new model that looks interesting. I am just on a budget and this fit perfectly to what I was looking for. Hope this helps.

Pros: Good Quality, Made well, slaps.

Cons: Nothing as of yet.

RMS is KEY

Written by: MagsWC from Minnesota on December 22, 2013

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I have this sub in a sealed box (fiber filled) and a 400 watt RMS crossfire amp. It sounds great and my girlfriend can hear it from in her room when I pull up. No one expects me to say, "it is one 10 inch sub." They think it is a couple 12's. You always want to overpower subs, especially a comp sub like this one. Don't run anything lower than 400 watt RMS. ALWAYS USE A CAPACITOR with a sub.

Pros: If you know what you are doing it compliments any factory or aftermarket system.

Cons: It isn't JL and it isn't high on WOW factor for looks and status.

they pound tha ground

Written by: j13579 from Charlotte, NC on August 6, 2013

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Bad bass look at those people say they are not pounding well look at their amps they are under powering these woofers I run 2 CVR 10's on a kicker dx1000.1 amp and out rock 12's all day long with a small under the seat truck down fire box with barely enough air in a sealed box running on a 2 ohm load pounding the ground and every one around and setting off car alarms in an open parking lot with Sony 3 way 6.5 and 4x6 and a Sony head unit in 02 Chevy ext. Cab truck

Pros: Lots of bass

Cons: With the dx1000.1 amp need a cap as not enough power to keep lights from flashing when bass drops though I wouldn't need it with a 120 amp alternater but I was wrong before cap frad voltage would drop but now with cap bass is harder and louder and more voltage drop

Never again

Written by: Nate from Logan,w.v. on May 2, 2013

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I bought this woofer in a factory ported kicker box from a local, but very well known, authorized dealer. Not Crutchfield! Alpine deck, 400rms pioneer amp, 4 awg wire kit, and 1 ferid cap. Where did I go wrong? I was and am still disappointed even though I left it in my truck when I traded it in. I have heard 8's sound better. However, failed attempt after failed attempt I could not burn them out.

Pros: Sounds ok in the vehicle

Cons: Some factory systems sound better

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Written by: MattO from Maine on July 19, 2012

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i'll start out by saying this is my first experience with car audio. i bought this sub a few days ago and had no problems wiring it right into a box i already had. at first i thought it sounded terrible.. come to find out i turned down the subwoofer level to 1 on my head unit. but once i turned it back up it sounded pretty good. not the hard pounding i expected, but i'm assuming that's because it's not "broken in" yet. i'm giving it 300 watts at 4 ohms so it has plenty of head room. once it's broken in i'll come back here and give a better review. UPDATE: 9/11/12 - so like i said, i'd be back when my sub was broken in. it's gotten a little better. no real problems with it still. it definitely sounds better after a couple weeks of break in time. but from what i've learned about subs is if you want a real loud, accurate bass sound, spend the money and get a nice one. for the price this things great. but don't expect a whole lot from it.

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Hit Hard!

Written by: Jason from Dunn, NC on February 22, 2011

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These subs hit extremely hard for 10's. People ask me all the time what do you have 12's? Trust me they hit like 12's and great for the price. Crutchfield will continue to have my business for many years to come. Thanks again, Jason

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What are you guys waiting for?

Written by: frankie9772 from Brooklyn on June 18, 2010

I am very pleased with the sub and the packing it came in. It was on time and well protected. The sound in my truck has finally got some balance with some strong bass. the item was so easy to install call kicker and they will walk you step by step thru it all i saved a lot of money buying this item open box and just add the warranty

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What's in the box?

Download the Kicker 10CVR102 manual

  • One 10" dual voice coil subwoofer
  • Owner's Manual
  • 2 Large Kicker decals
  • 2 Small Kicker decals

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Features
Enclosure Compatibility

Features

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 ohm load.

Cone Design: 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.

Break-in Period: 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.

Enclosure Compatibility

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 connected.

Recommended Sealed Box Volume:

  • 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 coil)

Recommended Vented Box Volume:

  • 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)

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4 questions already asked

Mine was installed as a 4ohm setup. If your installing 2 and they are at 4ohm just wire them in series and they will be at 2 ohm. Good luck! [ KEVIN L  Jul 21, 2015 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Krissy  Feb 13, 2015 ]  Staff
If you're looking for your this sub woofer to achieve a harder more accurate sound note I would recommend going with a seal box. I bought mine in a ported box and I wish I would have gone with the sealed box instead. [ Brenda  Sep 06, 2014 ]
I have two of them in a ported box hooked up to a Kicker ZX705.1 which hit pretty hard. You have to decide wether you want a more boomy loud sub or a tight hitting sub. This link might help you http://www.crutchfield.com/S-KhVaJrK7ZOb/learn/sealed-or-ported-subwoofer-enclosures.html If you want a pair of decent subs that will improve most of your music they do the job. However, if you want to hear those really low notes you have to upgrade to something better...I wish I did. [ PETER  Sep 04, 2014 ]
Both but mine is sealed. ... [ JOHN  Sep 04, 2014 ]
I installed this sub in a factory made ported box from sound ordnance that was within the required cubic feet range. I was blown away by how hard this sub hit and how many levels it hits accurately. To be perfectly honest that set up in the back of my friends 86 bronco is the best 10" sub I've ever herd! [ JUSTIN A  Sep 04, 2014 ]
I have it in a ported box and it sounds great, I know I haven't heard it from a sealed point of view but I would totally recommend ported! [ CHRISTOPHER  Sep 04, 2014 ]
It can go into either kind of box. I've got 2 in a sealed box and they sound awesome! But for an overall harder hitting sound I'd go with ported. [ Aaron  Sep 04, 2014 ]
Is this speaker a shallow mounting sub wondering cause i have a ported ten inch kicker box just it only peaks at 600 n i need one that peaker at 800 n the box is like a slanted truck style box. [ Rick  Mar 04, 2014 ]
Ideally you would want an amp that will provide at least 80% of the rated RMS power of the subwoofer. In this case you would want an amplifier that will provide 320+ watts of RMS power to the subwoofer. For help in selecting the best amp to match with this sub, please contact an Advisor by phone or chat. [ Jeff  Dec 05, 2013 ]  Staff
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