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Kicker 10CVR154

CompVR 15" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils

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Our take on the Kicker 10CVR154

by Dominic Devito
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What's a component sub and why would I want one?

A component sub is simply a speaker that's designed to reproduce bass once it's installed in a compatible enclosure. Think about the impact of a movie soundtrack in a big theater or even in your own home HDTV setup. A component sub can add the same kind of power to the music in your car. And a car sub is not all about the boom that you hear on a street corner (although that's cool too) - you can pair a component sub with your choice of enclosure to get bass just the way you like it, from tight and punchy to fat and loose. And once you experience music in your car with a well-tuned subwoofer, you'll never go back.

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 10CVR154 15" sub sports dual 4-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.

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Highlights:

  • 15" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils
  • injection-molded polypropylene cone
  • ribbed Santoprene rubber surround
  • suitable for marine use
  • power handling: 100-500 watts RMS (250 watts per coil)
  • 1,000 watts peak power handling
  • frequency response: 25-500 Hz
  • sensitivity: 89.2 dB
  • top-mount depth: 8-1/16"
  • sealed box volume: 1.8-5.2 cu. ft.
  • ported box volume: 3.0-5.0 cu. ft.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Size
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15 -inch
Impedance
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4 ohms
Cone Material
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Injection molded poly
Surround Material
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Santoprene rubber
Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)
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N/A
Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)
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N/A
Port diameter (inches)
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N/A
Port length (inches)
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N/A
Free-Air
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No
Dual Voice Coil
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Yes
Sensitivity
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89.2 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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25 - 500 Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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100-500
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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1000
Top Mount Depth (inches)
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8 1/16
Bottom Mount Depth (inches)
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N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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13 11/16
Vas (liters)
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143.82
Fs (Hz)
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24.6
Qts
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0.381
Xmax (millimeters)
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12.5
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • One 15" dual voice coil subwoofer
  • Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)

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Features
Enclosure Compatibility

Features

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 4 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): 1.8 cu/ft; the woofer can handle up to 500 watts RMS (250 watts per voice coil)
  • SQ (maximum enclosure volume): 5.2 cu/ft; the woofer can handle up to 500 watts RMS (250 watts per voice coil)

Recommended Vented Box Volume:

  • Compact: 3.0 cu/ft; 2.75" x 15.5" port opening; 25.75" port depth; the woofer can handle up to 500 watts RMS (250 watts per voice coil)
  • SQ: 5.0 cu/ft; 3" x 15.5" port opening; 22" port depth; the woofer can handle up to 500 watts RMS (250 watts per voice coil)
 
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Was that an earthquake ?

Written By BigTee, Houston, Txt on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
 
I can't believe how good they sound..now I got the Hulk beatin tryin to get out my trunk...lol #getusome
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