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Cone Materials: The Kicker
Competition woofer consists of a vacuum formed polymineral cone with an inverted structural dome (ISD),
which remains rigid to minimize cone flex and lowers harmonic distortion. A rear
cone brace integrates into the cone with a continuous contact perimeter weld,
which offers unmatched strength and resistance to deformation under pressure.
Surround: The optimized
Polyfoam-ribbed 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.
Enhanced BAM (Basket And
Motor) Assembly: The high-strength steel basket features a low-profile open
design, and provides a solid foundation for the precision-aligned motor
assembly. Perimeter venting in the BAM relieves pressure from under the spider,
supports a linear excursion, and helps dissipate heat from the voice coil and
Voice Coils: The
ultra-strength voice coil sustains enormous cone excursion and provides extra
heat dissipation. The high-temperature Polyimide Film voice coil
former improves sonic and conductive properties, and prevents thermal-electrical
woofer features a two-piece vented hyper-extended blackened
pole piece and backplate. This unique design provides the following benefits:
- Optimizes heat transfer
efficiency for cooler operation and maximum power handling ability.
- Eliminates erratic magnetic flux
from the voice coil gap.
- Releases pressure under the
suspension for uniform cone movement and responsive low bass.
- Prevents the voice coil from
bottoming out and corresponding damage.
Tinsel Leads: The woofer
features sleeved high-power tinsel lead wires to resist breakage and
power-robbing resistance losses due to the common use of "insufficient gauge"
Speaker Terminals: The
spring loaded, nickel-plated terminals provide solid connections with medium to
heavy gauge speaker
Marine Ready: The poly cone,
powder-coat finished basket, and stainless-steel hardware allow the Kicker
Competition to be used in marine environments.
Free Air Applications: Kicker
Competition subwoofers can be very effective in an infinite-baffle (free-air)
installation. You may need to reinforce the rear deck of your vehicle to support
the weight of the subwoofer (3/4" MDF is recommended).
Recommended Sealed Box
- Compact (minimum enclosure
volume): 1.0 cu/ft; the woofer can handle up to 150 watts RMS
- SQ (maximum enclosure volume):
2.4 cu/ft; the woofer can handle up to 150 watts RMS
Recommended Vented Box
- Compact: 1.25 cu/ft;
1.5" x 10.5" port opening; 14.5" port depth; the woofer can
handle up to 150 watts RMS
SPL/Deep Bass: 1.75 cu/ft; 1.5" x
10.5" port opening; 13.25" port depth; the woofer can handle up to
150 watts RMS
Note: The power handling
specifications listed with the vented enclosure recommendations apply only
when a 25Hz, 24dB/octave subsonic filter (sold separately) is used with this
woofer. If a subsonic filter is not used, power handling may decrease, excessive port noise can occur,
and the life of the woofer may be shortened.