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Enclosure: The enclosure is
constructed from non-resonant 3/4" Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) and protected
by a layer of rugged carpet.
Dual Voice Coils: The woofer
has two 4-ohm voice coils that are wired in parallel, presenting a 2-ohm mono
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
Cone Materials: The square cone
is made of SoloKön, an ultra high performance composite, which remains rigid,
minimizes cone flex and lowers harmonic distortion. SoloKön consists of a unique
one-piece, aluminum vapor-deposit material that moves as a lightweight piston,
exhibiting power and control. A rear cone brace integrates into the SoloKön with
a continuous contact perimeter weld, which offers unmatched strength and
resistance to deformation under pressure.
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 corners of the
surround are ribbed to ensure linear cone motion. The surround is stitched to
the reinforced cone edge, making separation between them virtually impossible,
even in the harshest conditions.
Spider: The woofer is equipped
with a wide poly-cotton spider which easily handles high cone excursions due to
its increased diameter and unique shape.
Enhanced BAM (Basket And Motor)
Assembly: The Solo-Baric L5 utilizes a high strength stamped steel basket
which 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 linear excursion, and helps dissipate heat from
the voice coil and motor structure.
Dual Voice Coil: The dual ultra
length voice coils sustain enormous cone excursion and provide flexible
impedance matching options. The high-temperature Polyimide Film Voice Coil
former improves sonic and conducive properties, and prevents thermal-electrical
meltdown. The voice coils are rated to 220° Celsius.
UniPlate Construction: The
Solo-Baric L5 features a one-piece UniPlate construction with a vented
hyper-extended pole piece and backplate. This unique design provides the
- 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 Lead Wires: The sleeved,
high-power tinsel lead wires eliminate broken leads and power loss, due to the
common use of "insufficient-gauge" lead wires. The lead wires are terminated
with multiple polymer-based strain-relieving mechanical fasteners.
The spring posts will accept bare wire and pin connectors.
Sensitivity: In the features and specs
section, the sensitivity is automatically rounded up to 88 dB. The enclosure
actually has a sensitivity rating of 87.9 dB.