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
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
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.
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.
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
Recommended Sealed Box
- 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
Recommended Vented Box
- 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.