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Spoke Cone: The modified-spoke cone design helps provide
maximum excursion from a slender basket. The high performance injection
molded polypropylene cone remains rigid and minimizes cone flex, lowering harmonic
distortion. Distortion in the cone is further reduced with 360° back bracing.
Santoprene Surround: The optimized ribbed Santoprene surround
allows extended cone excursion for additional bass output and higher SPL. The surround
is 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.
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 relieves pressure under the spider, supports a linear
excursion, and helps dissipate heat from the voice coil and motor structure.
Tinsel Leads: CVT subwoofers use Spiralead tinsel-lead technology,
which allows the ideal amount of flex for better strength and durability. The tinsel
lead wires are woven into the spider to relieve mechanical stress.
Spring-Loaded Terminals: The Kicker CVT subwoofer features special
spring-loaded binding posts for minimizing depth.
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. The boot is removable if needed for tight installations.
Break-in Period: Due to the complex nature of Kicker Comp VT
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.
Shallow-Mount: Kicker's new CVT series is designed to minimize
depth, giving you subwoofer options where standard enclosures don't fit. The
solid-pole design allows the woofer to be mounted directly against the rear wall
of a sealed enclosure. The spring-loaded binding posts are mounted parallel to
the cone surface to minimize depth. Also the steel Clearance Plate enables you
to cut out part of the back of the enclosure to create more room for the woofer
magnet, subtracting the enclosure wall depth from the equation.
Recommended Enclosure: Kicker recommends a sealed enclosure
for the 10CVT651; vented enclosures are not recommended. The enclosure should be
filled to 50% with loose poly-fil (polyester fiberfill) stuffing. The recommended
sealed enclosure volumes are:
- Compact (minimum enclosure volume): 0.2 cu/ft
- SQ (maximum enclosure volume): 3.0 cu/ft
Free-air Compatible: The subwoofer can also be mounted without
an enclosure, in a factory speaker location.