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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.
The two woofers are internally wired to present a 2 ohm load at the wire
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.
The power handling specification listed for this enclosure was calculated using
a 25Hz, 24dB/octave subsonic filter (sold separately). 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
Computer modeling and human fine-tuning allow Kicker CompVR subwoofer enclosures to offer
perfectly matched bass performance.
At some frequencies most of the bass is output from the vent so it needs at
least four inches clearance to ensure adequate air flow.
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. The
terminals are on the left side of the enclosure, beside the port.