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Kicker CompVR 07CVR124

12" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils

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Overview

Our take on the Kicker CompVR 07CVR124

It's a tough job but somebody's got to do it. Kicker builds the CompVR round subwoofers to endure the the harsh demands of producing big bass. Each sub houses an injected-molded polypropylene cone and Santoprene™ rubber surround in a high-strength steel basket with plenty of interior venting. Kicker's SoloKon™ cone design looks fantastic while it protects against flexing that can wreck your sub and your sound.

It's a tough job but somebody's got to do it. Kicker builds the CompVR round subwoofers to endure the the harsh demands of producing big bass. Each sub houses an injected-molded polypropylene cone and Santoprene™ rubber surround in a high-strength steel basket with plenty of interior venting. Kicker's SoloKon™ cone design looks fantastic while it protects against flexing that can wreck your sub and your sound.

The 07CVR124 12" sub boasts dual 4-ohm voice coils that can manage a heavy power onslaught, while adding more options for wiring up your system. UniPlate construction molds parts of the sub's motor structure together as a single unit to optimize heat transfer, improve accuracy, and extend cone excursion.

Kicker CompVR subs can be used for marine applications, so make some waves with these stellar subwoofers.

Team this sub with a Kicker amp and save
Take away the worry of picking the right amp to power this sub and keep it an all-Kicker package too. This Kicker bass package puts together a Kicker 10DX1000.1 mono sub amp and two of these subs for a hard-hitting bargain bass system.

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.


Priced per speaker

Great deal for the money. Adds deep rich tones to the bass. Highly reccommend!

ALM, Pittsburgh,PA

What's in the Box:

  • One 12" DVC woofer
  • Cutout template (attached to box)
  • Instruction manual
  • 2 Large Kicker decals
  • 2 Small Kicker decals

Product Highlights:

  • 12" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils
  • injection-molded polypropylene cone
  • ribbed Santoprene rubber surround
  • suitable for marine use
  • power handling: 50-400 watts RMS (200 watts per coil)
  • 800 watts peak power handling
  • frequency response: 25-500 Hz
  • sensitivity: 86.7 dB
  • top-mount depth: 6-1/4"
  • sealed box volume: 1.0-4.6 cu. ft.
  • ported box volume: 1.75-2.25 cu. ft.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Kicker CompVR 07CVR124 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

41 Reviews

Kickers lol

Ethik from Spring lake on 3/27/2014

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First off, I have these in my 09 grand Cherokee yeah their not bad for the price but.. I used to have fosgate p3 in my old eclipse my old p3's were louder, hit harder than these CVR's an I could not in any way burn them out me personally I would go with fosgate but these are good enough for now till I get the need to want more

Pros: They look nice agresive yet simple

Cons: The small wire factory sends with them

pretty nice sub

Andrew from West Central Wisconsin on 12/19/2012

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  • "Coolness Factor"
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So far it's a really sub but I don't feel like it's completely broken in yet so I haven't tried really pushing it too hard. I have it in the larger sealed Sound Ordinance Bass Bunker paired with a Pioneer GM-5400T, the amp isn't ideal either because it's running the sub at 8 ohms instead of 4. I knew this wasn't perfect but the price on the CVR was too good to pass on. Overall, it's a great deal on a solid sub from a company with a good reputation. A company doesn't get as large as Kicker by selling crap. Also, no mounting hardware, aka screws, included. This is only my 2nd "new" sub and the first was years ago so that may be the standard. #8 sheet metal screws fit prefect tho.

Pros: Good response, looks nice, sold construction, lots of boom for your buck

Cons: None yet

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ALM from Pittsburgh,PA on 12/6/2012

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Great deal for the money. Adds deep rich tones to the bass. Highly reccommend!

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solo baric what?

Riskbreaker0 from Catonsville, MD on 11/27/2012

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  • "Coolness Factor"
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Used to rock my L7 12" solo baric in my firebird. Love it till it was stolen. Slowly built back up my system, latest addition two 12" compVR's 4ohm and two sound ordnance m1350's. It may miss a few notes the solo baric, with it's lower frequency range, was able to hit. But I'm blown away by the amount of sound the VR's are able to make. I bought mine on sale for a louder sound than a solo baric costing $375. I'll take it for sure.

Pros: great sounud for a great price

Cons: haven't found any yet, they don't have the same frequency range as a 15" sub... but then no 12"s do

Great subs !

ChrisS from Ohio on 11/22/2012

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Great sub for the money! Very loud and hits hard as hell ! Running it bridged into a ported box with 600 watt Xplod amp. This sub is replacing 2 10'' xplod subs and is much louder and drops more than both 10's.

Pros: Dual voice coils Rugged build quality Excellent design Very LOUD Great range vs the competition in same price range Its a kicker

Cons: It wasn't 40 bucks....lol NO CONS

Kicker hasn't let me down yet! Which is why I'm sticking with them.

Brandon from Tulsa, OK on 5/9/2012

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I have owned a few kicker subs throughout my short audio-system experiences, and this is the 3rd pair of subs I've bought from kicker. The last ones were the compvr's, and I felt my new car needed something a little next-level, So I went with two of these in a ported Dual 12" box. I have a 900W RMS Kenwood 9105d Amp pushing them both wired at 1 Ohm, which gives them just enough power to do most of what they need to. I do however still need to upgrade to either a Second battery or a H.O. Alternator, because I have the subs amped as well as my 4 door components, which is causing my headlights to dim and I'm sure isn't giving my battery an easy time. Just know that powering these things can be a hassle, and know what your getting into before you buy. I couldn't have done my own setup without Crutchfield's amazing support team. If your buying Subs, almost every time I would highly recommend going through Crutchfield.

Pros: LOUD. VERY LOUD.

Cons: Somewhat expensive, require alot of trunk room to fit two of them.

compVR12

Anonymous from eugene, oregon on 2/19/2012

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i have one of these powered by a 800 watt sony xplode amp. It hits very hard on your common bass sounds and i find myself turning it down quite often because its so loud. once you get lower and higher sounds though, it drops off of its normal pounding sounds. this doesnt matter much though because i have powerful components in all four doors(not powered by amp). all in all i love this sub and it makes my car and myself shake like no other. great buy and i got in on sale from Crutchfield. gotta love em. if your looking for a lot of bass, think about buying two of these and really taking your system to the next level.

Pros: not as loud on highs and lows

Cons: hits very very very hard

They're ok

MorbidCorpse from Flint, Michigan on 6/6/2011

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Decent subs for the price and underated in terms of RMS handling. These sound pretty good with most any hip hop, but I'm not very impressed with their ability to handle fast metal music. They keep up with the fast kick drums fairly decently, but they just lack that *punchiness* I seek. Had to turn up the LPF a bit to get more punch out of them. Maybe they just need more time to break in?

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Decent Equipment

draarong from hammond, indiana on 5/7/2011

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decent entry level equipment, its good when its working, but these are not for people that like it loud for long periods of time, i've had alot of problems with the tinsel leads breaking off on both the 07 and 05 models, i've gone through 3 sets after fixing each set as much as i can....would not recomend them for someone that likes it LOUD

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for serious buyer please read.

Anonymous from Leominster, ma on 4/7/2010

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Ive been into the Car audio stage since I was 19. When it comes to subwoofers I highly recommend this one. Ive used Pioneer premier, Alpine, Jl Audio, MTX, Sony xplode, and Rockford fosgate each brand has there pros and cons But when I got my kickers, I was amazed by the looks the bass and the reliablility. I tried so hard to blow these subs and they are still kicking. Hints the name. Enough said.

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HUGE BASS!!!

houston from seneca,sc on 2/8/2010

i got 2 of these cvr bought 2.5 months ago there in a dual bandpass box hooked to a 2000 watt power acoustic amp from best buy an it has so much bass in my 2007 ford fusion. i got pulled over 2 times already for desturbing the peace. my friends say they herd me coming 4 blocks away it vibrated my rearview mirror so much it fell off. it has beatin all my friends systems if your looking for some bass get these kickers are the bomb!!!

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great price,great speakers

Tabatha from chipley,fl on 1/26/2010

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just put 2 12 kickers cvr in my explorer with a 1500 watt amp.they hit hard,thanks crutchfield for the deal on the 12's.built my on box 49 in" long 24"wide 15" tall with 2 port holes 2" widex12" tallx20" deep.

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Can't go wrong

BW from Anchorage,AK. on 1/20/2010

Bought 2 of these for a full size extended cab truck to put under the back seat. Built 2 exactly 1 cubic foot boxes filled with approx. 14 oz of polyfil. Wired the speakers in parallel to get 2 ohms and hooked a fosgate P400-2 up to them with a capacitor. Amp is rated at 100x2, build sheet says 244x2. With the amp only turned up halfway even in the bare minimum size box these speakers are incredible. They produce good clear base with out distortion to as loud as you can stand to listen to it. Unless you plan to enter some audio competition you won't go wrong buying these sub woofers, smokin deal! Oh, and can't forget Crutchfield's customer service and shipping absolutely unbeatable.

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My first pair of subs

Anonymous from New England, USA on 1/14/2010

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Since this product was a part of my first audio system, naturally I decided to buy from crutchfield. The included tech support and other install materials made the purchase of these subwoofers easy and affordable. The subs are installed properly after a lot of research on how to run the optimum amp + wire configuration. I wired each 4ohm DVC sub in parallel wiring to increase resistance to 2ohm, which my amplifier supported. At 400w RMS @2ohm these subs bump and my amplifier is a 2channel mosfet with 400wx2 RMS @2ohms. Naturally I wanted to push as much power into these subs as possible. Wiring the subs directly to the amp and bypassing the sealed box wire terminals with 12ga wire surely keeps the audio signal strong. I recommend these subs to anyone looking for great equipment at a great price with added technical support. This product gets 5 stars

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It WANGS!

Bryant from Michigan on 10/8/2009

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Theses things pound harder then my mtx and alpine. So far hands down they pound my mirror always bend down when the bass hits

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Kicker keeps on kicking!

Dan from Naples, Maine on 5/25/2009

I have two of these subs in a Kicker dual ported box. I've had them for over a year now. These subs don't compare to any subs my brother and I have ever owned. I'm only running 500 watts RMS and these really pound in my Grand Cherokee. My brother tried them in his Trans Am, running 1000 watts RMS. His t-tops were lifting off. Kicker really impresses me with these subs. Awesome subs for a great price!!

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Best Bang for the Buck

Riley from Dell Rapids, SD on 2/5/2009

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I bought this sub from Crutchfield and I have them mounted in the rear window of a Camaro. The box I made was slightly small for them so they fit under the hatch. It is good placement for them and wired at 1ohm to a 1000 amp they are awesome bang for the buck. The amp you get can make or break them. They can be good or Great so get a good amp.

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Amazing

Tim from Germantown, Wi on 10/10/2008

i just bought 4 of these bad boys. i got them hooked up to 2 Alpine MRD-M605. They are a little bit under powered but they still hit incredably hard in my explorer. ive had these less than a month and i already had to replace the seal on my back window. i would recommend these to anyone who wants amazing bass at a good price. 10/10 for sure

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Solid performance at a great price

Michael from Williamson, WV on 10/2/2008

I bought a pair of these subs, and I'm more than happy with their performance. I installed my Kickers in a slotted Q-Logic enclosure that's in the trunk of my 2006 Lincoln LS. They're powered by two Profile 700M amplifiers, and each sub is being delivered somewhere around 350 watts. They seem to be perfectly content with it, because there's ZERO distortion at even the highest volume levels. These subs aren't power hungry, and they're not competition grade equipment, but they perform solidly with every kind of music I throw at them. The bass they deliver is full bodied and deep whether I'm listening to Michale Graves, The Misfits, Beethoven or Lil Wayne , and for the price they're tough to beat. They don't look too shabby with the Kicker grilles installed either. In fact, I'd say they're one of the most aggresive looking subs on the market. There are some negative reviews for these subs, but I've got to wonder how many of them were written by people who didn't install/power them properly. I'd also like to know what the negative reviewers were expecting for the amount of money they spent. The facts are simple. When these subs are paired with the correct enclosure and amplifier they sound fantastic. In my humble opinion that's all that matters...

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kicker sucks!

bigthang from sacramento, CA on 9/24/2008

okay.. i had one of these baby in a ported box.. hooked up to a p400-2 rockford fosgate... at first these baby was hitting and slappin hard.. about after 3 weeks... the sub started to making noise.. like cracking noise in the sub.. then after another week! the sub was FRIED! lol.. i couldnt believe it.. SMOKE WAS COMING OUT OF MY BACK TRUNK THROUGH THE PORT OF THE BOX.. I WAS LIKE WHOA! i wouldnt recommend this thing.. well maybe if you have the right set up.. but for my experience.. i am done with KICKER! lol...

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Kick A$$ Subs!

rabon from Rabon, Williamsburg, KY on 9/21/2008

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My hat is off to KICKER ... I think these subs are the best sounding subs (for the money) that KICKER ever made. They no longer have that "muddy" sound ... these subs sound awesome. I give them 2 thumbs up!!!

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anyone who doesn't like these Subs....

floyd from Richmond, VA on 8/4/2008

Doesn't know what they are doing in the 1st place.. this sub is awesome in a 1-1.5 sealed box. Porting is not necessary. matter of fact, just don't do it. I own 2, in a plain old wood, sealed, dual 12 inch box.... for the money.. any other sub can kiss it goodbye. I run a 1000.1 Bd rockford to them now.. sure the amp is a bit too powerful... But they sound great. I had a 1200 watt amp pushing them at first, i thought it was good then, but the ROckford amp takes them to another level, before half Gain. Sure there might be better speakers out their,, but not for this price.

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very good subs

lilflip9063 from Queen City, tx on 6/26/2008

im running these subs off of a sony xplode 1200 watt amp with a valor 7'' monitor and they sound amazing. They hit hard and tha bass response is tremendous. i have a ford f150 regular cab and they sone klike 15s in that truck... more than enought power. a+ subs

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CVR12 review by adult

Ti23 from Irving, TX on 3/28/2008

System: Two Kicker CVR124 DVC in slot ported box, Kenwood KAC 7204 (170Wx2 RMS) via 4G wiring. Factory BOSE 6 in dash CD changer in '03 Audi A4 1.8T. Music Genre: Christian, Adult Contemporary, Rock, R/B, Pop, and some Techno. Overall very well pleased with bass output. The subs can easily handle the 170x2 coming from the Kenwood amp. Perfect for the type of music I listen to...subtle with quality when listening to Mercy Me yet can pound serious SPL when switching to Chemical Brothers Star Guitar. If more bass is desired for competing then just drop in an EQL or EQS and call it a day at 145dbs EASY. Just my two cents!

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Leland from Virginia on 2/21/2008

It cant handle the frequences of almost any song.

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THE LOUDEST SUBS FOR THE PRICE!

robdog from SOUTH GATE,CA on 1/15/2008

I HAVE 2 12 CVR'S HOOKED UP TO A KICKER 800 IN MY SEDAN.THESE ARE THE LOUDEST SUBS I HAVE EVER HEARD FOR THIS PRICE TAG!THEY EVEN SOUND LOUDER THEN SUBS COSTING DOUBLE THE PRICE.IM A BIG FAN OF ULTRA LOW BASS!IF YOU GOT THE RIGHT AMP FOR THESE BAD BOYS THATS WHEN THESE BAD BOYS REALLY COME ALIVE! KICKER BASS HEAD FOR LIFE!AND IM OUT.

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Amazing subs

Tay from Minnesota on 12/6/2007

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Bought two of these subs this summer, made a custome box with it (not necissary). i have two 400 RMS directed amps going to each, and they sound amazing, been pounding for monhts now with no problems, clean sounding. all around amzing subs.

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Fantastic sub

Bobby from N. Fort Myers, FL on 9/15/2007

This sub exceeded my expectations. It never sounds muddy or distorts. <BR>I built my box to fit in my 98 f-150 reg cab. Its 1.07cf W/no polyfill. I thought i wouldnt find a cheap sub that i could put in a small sealed box that would sound this good!<BR>I have it hooked up to my 800 watt amp(doubt it really puts out 800), birdged at 2 ohm and the sub takes all i can throw at it. I hope to upgrade to a better amp soon.<BR>Likes:<BR>-Sound very good in small sealed box<BR>-Very clean sounding<BR>-Looks good<BR>-Very well built<BR>Dislikes:<BR>-I wish i wouldnt of waited so long to get it.

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I have a headache

Niq from Centereach, NY on 8/8/2007

When the guys at Kicker decided to make this sub, it had to meet the following criteria.<BR><BR>1. Be loud<BR>2. Sound good<BR>3. Beat the Alpine Type-R<BR><BR>The have done a fantastic job in all three of those categories. I have two of these subs wired to a 1ohm load on a 1000 watt amplifier and they make my ears bleed. They have made my rear view mirror fall off and actually triggered the inertia switch for the fuel pump cut off. I would say that is pretty loud.<BR><BR>I listen to a lot of metal and the way these subs reproduce the kick drum and the low bass notes is fantastic to say the least. Most other subs out there sound muddy but the Kickers don't, they have really good SQ.<BR><BR>They are just as loud as the Type-Rs and I think they sound better and fo $100 less you can't go wrong. You would be stupid not to go with Kicker.

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Making neighbors mad!

Jeremy from Elkhart,Indiana on 7/18/2007

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I got these subs thinking they would add a little bass to my trunk. I hooked them up to a 1200 MONO and they rumble so much that i have had all the neighbors complain. It says 2 week break in period...but i hooked them up and they were ready to go! Very good buy for the money!

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WOW!!!!!!!!!!

steven from MD on 7/17/2007

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i got 2 of these an they r loud!!!! i didnt even let them break n all tha way and they already knocked my rear veiw mirror off....... o well it was worth it and these subs r definately worth tha money!!!!!

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oramac99 from glendale, az on 7/6/2007

I bought two 12&quot; compvr and a kicker 750.1 mono for my camaro and all i can say is WOW!!! These subs are ridiculous loud that they made my rear view mirror fall off and broke the office window at my work. Everywhere I go i set off car alarms and get many compliments of how good they sound. I highly recommend these subs to anyone, especially for the cost.

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Great Value, Awesome Subs

stationdoor1 from Brownsville, Texas on 6/25/2007

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I have a 99 Chevy Ext Cab. I was able to make two separate boxes that would fit perfectly under the rear seat. I have an Infinity Amp, which I also bought from Crutchfield. Each sub is wired in parallel with an impedance of 2 ohms on each channel, at 200 watts per channel. They are hooked up to a crossover. They are enclosed in a sealed box with a volume of 1.3 cu.ft. each. The bass is a monster. Even with the amp set at half, the bass rattles your ears. First time I buy a Kicker sub. I am 100% satisfied with the subs. The price is awesome and the speakers are worth every cent.

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too much bass

texreb from santa anna tx. on 6/14/2007

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they hit hard ive only got one hooked up running two ohm to a pr 1000 at twelve on my alpine it shakes the mirror sideways cant wait till my 2 week break in is up you guys rock keep up the good work

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I got "KING KONG" in the trunk

banks from Chicago, IL on 5/26/2007

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2 OF THSE SUBS, POWERED BY Profile AP2000 2-channel car amplifier 320 watts RMS x 2<BR><BR>GREAT SUBS, LOTS OF BASS THEY MADE MY REAR VIEW MIRROR FALL OFF. IF YOU R LOOKING 4 SERIOUS BASS THESE SUBS ARE A MUST HAVE. ALL THE LADIES LUV EM' THEY SAY I'M NOT RICKY MARTIN BUT I LIVE LA VIDA LOKA! EVERYWHERE I GO I SET OFF CAR ALARMS!

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Great Sub

John from Chicago,IL on 5/23/2007

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I knew kickers were good but i didn,t expect these results. The 2nd day i installed them my rear view mirror fell off and i am only using an amp that has 300 watt rms which is less then half of what 2 can put out! These are perfect subs to show off to friends or just relax in your car with a bass message

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The best sub out there

Bryan from Saginaw, Michigan on 5/7/2007

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I tried 2 12" Rockford Fosgate subs and didn't like them. I tried 2 12" Alpine type E and they were better but still not what I was looking for. Then I got these. These subs are outstanding. There very loud and very clear. They are in a sealed box with about 1.5 cubic feet of space. I have absolutly no regrets buying them and I will deffinantly stick with Kicker from now on. A+ to Kicker on a great sub.

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Nice Sub

potaru01 from Austin.TX on 4/21/2007

Good starter sub, I bought these cause of the price and needed some subs real quick. Dont expect a great sub, probably the best in its price class though. I wouldnt recommend them in a large ported box either, the bass goes all over the place and reduces the wattage greatly, something around 1.5 in a sealed enclosure probably makes these sound how they're suppose to sound

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Awesome Speaker For Price

Austin from Warwick, RI on 3/27/2007

For $149, this is absolutely the best speaker you can get. I have two of these in a ported box, wired in parallel for a 1ohm load and hooked up to a 300D amp(thats only 300watts out of the 800 I could have maxed out) and they POUND. My friend has two rockfords on a 1000.1 and they don't even touch my setup. The bass is clear and loud, and I'd highly advise you look into some dynamat.

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A MUST BUY AWESOME YA DIGG

jon from ATL,GA on 3/19/2007

These subs are a must buy. I have a kenwood 800 watt amp on each of them bridged and they are so deep crisp clear and loud. For the money I recommend these subs.If your ready to step your game up. I have them in a sealed box in my chevy 1500 02 LS. They hit even harder under My rear seat in a down fire box. The best sounding 12's for the money kicker really. Stepped up the bass game with these subs.Keep it pimpin with these subs trust me they will turn heads.But allow for the 2 week break in its well worth the wait.

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Well Worth It

Kevin from Long Valley, NJ on 2/12/2007

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To start, I have a 1990 Chevy truck (regular cab) and these are about the deepest subs I can fit behind the seat without a custom box. I have two, each in its own Q-Logic QLT-1.0012SS behind the seat. I would recommend both these boxes (offered on Crutchfield) and these subs for anyone with a full size truck. I have each sub wired to its own 400 watt (RMS) Audiobahn amp and they really hit hard if I turn the bass up. The sound quality is also great with the subs in sealed boxes, but they also push pretty hard if you have any idea at all what you're doing. I'd imagine they'd hit even harder in a ported box, but I think Kicker recommends a little less power for vented applications. The dual voice coils are very convenient for different wiring schemes and Crutchfield also offers a dual 2 Ohm CVR. In the end, the CVRs are an excellent buy and hit very hard for their size, or any size for that matter. They look nice and come at a reasonable price. 5 stars.

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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 Materials: The cone was developed using Kicker's SoloKon technology. The ultra high performance injection molded polypropylene cone remains rigid and minimizes cone flex, lowering harmonic distortion. Distortion in the cone is further reduced with new back bracing.

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.

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 motor structure.

UniPlate Construction: The woofer features a one-piece UniPlate construction with a vented hyper-extended 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. The lead wires are terminated with polymer-based strain relieving mechanical fasteners.

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.

Marine Ready: This woofer is made with a powder coated, weather resistant basket and stainless steel hardware, so it can be used in marine and mobile applications.

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 cu/ft; the woofer can handle up to 400 watts RMS (200 watts per voice coil)
  • SQ (maximum enclosure volume): 4.6 cu/ft; the woofer can handle up to 300 watts RMS (150 watts per voice coil)

Recommended Vented Box Volume:

  • Compact: 1.75 cu/ft; 2.5" x 12.5" port opening; 20" port depth; the woofer can handle up to 300 watts RMS (150 watts per voice coil)
  • SPL/Deep Bass: 2.25 cu/ft; 3" x 12.5" port opening; 20.5" port depth; the woofer can handle up to 300 watts RMS (150 watts per voice coil)

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.

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