Power Handling Note
Dual Voice Coils:
The woofer has two 2 ohm voice coils that are wired in series so that the woofer
presents a 4 ohm mono load.
Square Design: By making the Solo-Baric square, Kicker
is giving you the most possible cone area (or Sd) for a given size baffle, 16%
to 20% more area than a conventional subwoofer. More cone area means the
Solo-Baric L5 moves more air, resulting in louder, deeper bass.
Cone materials: The copolymer cone has superior
internal damping, resulting in ultra-fast transient response and super-low
distortion. In addition, the cone is also very resistant to environmental
Surround: The tough, flexible
santoprene rubber surround has a long-throw, positive-roll design, which
controls extreme cone excursion and is highly tear-resistant. The surround is
stitched to the reinforced
cone edge, making separation between them virtually impossible.
Inverted Structural Dome: The Inverted Structural Dome
replaces a conventional dustcap and locks into the cone for unmatched structural
integrity and greatly reduced cone flexing/resonance.
Heavy Duty Steel Frame:
The heavy duty steel frame provides precision alignment and dependable motor
Spider: The durable resin-impregnated poly-cotton
spider provides precise coil alignment and critical cone motion control.
Voice Coil: The multi-layer voice coil and
Kapton former create a superior
magnetic field and effectively dissipate heat.
One-Piece Extended Pole: The one-piece extended pole
creates a broad, symmetrical magnetic field for superior power handling,
precise voice coil control, and very low deep bass distortion. Venting in the
pole piece eliminates noise and distortion caused by huge amounts of airflow
created by cone excursion.
UniPlate Construction: The UniPlate construction
combines the backplate and extended pole piece into a single unit to maximize
magnetic efficiency and minimize alignment problems often caused by two-piece
Black Plating: The black plating on the UniPlate and
top plate provides maximum heat dissipation for cool operation and extended
voice coil life.
Bumped Back Plate: The deep bumped back plate lets the
voice coil reach maximum excursion without bottoming-out.
Perimeter Venting: The
perimeter venting cooling system continuously pumps hot
air away from the voice coil, replacing it with cool outside air.
Box Construction: The box is
built from 0.75" thick medium density fiberboard ("MDF") coated with rugged, rough-textured
black catalyzed polyurethane.
Embossed Front Panel: The Kicker
logo and name are molded into the front of the box.
Five-Way Binding Post Terminals:
The box has one set of 5-way binding posts that will accept banana plugs, dual
banana plugs, spade lugs, bare wire or pin connectors.
Mounting: For the most
effective bass loading in hatchback, trunk or SUV installations, the enclosure should sit on the floor and fire into an unobstructed
area. There should be at least 4" of clear space in front of the vent to
Power Handling: The enclosure
can handle up to 600 watts RMS (this assumes the use of an optional 25Hz
subsonic filter with this enclosure).