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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
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
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
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)