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Kicker 11VS12L72

Ported enclosure with one 12" 2-ohm Solo-Baric® L7 subwoofer

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Overview

Our take on the Kicker 11VS12L72

Kicker's 11VS12L72 loaded enclosure adds the immense rumble of a Kicker Solo-Baric L7 sub to your music. This matched enclosure makes it easy to add a square woofer to your system without having to build a box. You just throw it in your ride, connect it to your amp, and bring on the bass.

Get ready for intense bass

Kicker's 11VS12L72 loaded enclosure adds the immense rumble of a Kicker Solo-Baric L7 sub to your music. This matched enclosure makes it easy to add a square woofer to your system without having to build a box. You just throw it in your ride, connect it to your amp, and bring on the bass.

Square woofer means more woofer

The single Solo-Baric L7 12" subwoofer features an injection-molded polypropylene SoloKon™ one-piece square cone that moves lots more air than a 12" round sub. This extra-large cone, supported by a tough Santoprene™ rubber surround, dishes out monster bass. An ultra-rigid cast aluminum basket allows for high performance without distortion caused by the basket flexing.

Heavy-duty enclosure

Sturdy 3/4" medium-density fiberboard ensures long-lasting performance from the enclosure, and the generous side port provides more boom for your buck. The enclosure's 2-ohm impedance draws maximum power from your mono amplifier.

Very punchy and built well enclosure. Paired with a Kicker CX1200.1 amp this sub is more then enough bass for a Chevy extended cab pickup truck.

Todd, Tupelo

What's in the Box:

  • Ported enclosure loaded with one 12" Solo-Baric L7 subwoofer
  • Owner's manual

Product Highlights:

  • ported enclosure with one 12" Solo-Baric® L7 subwoofer
  • 3/4" medium-density fiberboard construction covered with carpet
  • 2-ohm total impedance
  • power handling: 100-750 watts RMS (1500 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 20-100 Hz
  • sensitivity: 86.9 dB
  • 18-3/4"W x 16"H x 18"D1 x 14-11/16"D2
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Kicker 11VS12L72 Reviews

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2 Reviews

Kicker 11VS12L72

Written by: Todd from Tupelo on January 31, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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Very punchy and built well enclosure. Paired with a Kicker CX1200.1 amp this sub is more then enough bass for a Chevy extended cab pickup truck.

Pros: Hits hard and really needs a remote bass adjuster to fully enjoy the wide range of music and adjust bass. This sub really responds to a Kicker CX1200.1 amp!

Cons: Very heavy.

Kicker 11VS12L72

Written by: Cade from Richmond, Texas on November 22, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Ease of Use
  • Sound Quality
  • Value

I replaced my old dual 12 inch kicker comp r sub enclosure with this and it sounds just as good. It's not as loud as my old ones but its mainly because now i only have one sub instead of two. Only takes up one of my seats in the back of my 2013 f150 ext cab versus two seats with my old subs. I power it with a kicker 1200.1 mono amp that is tuned down slightly to match the 750 watts RMS rating of the sub. Overall it's a great product and i highly recommend it even though the price is really expensive.

Pros: good sound quality, loud bass, not too big

Cons: price

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What's in the box?

Download the Kicker 11VS12L72 manual

  • Ported enclosure loaded with one 12" Solo-Baric L7 subwoofer
  • Owner's manual

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Features

Wire Terminal: The subwoofer's dual 4Ω voice coils are internally wired in parallel to present a 2Ω load at the single pair of spring post wire terminals.

Square Design: By making the Solo-Baric square, Kicker is giving you the most possible cone area (Sd) for a given size baffle, 16% to 20% more area than a conventional round subwoofer. More cone area means the Solo-Baric L7 moves more air, resulting in louder, deeper bass.

Cone Material: The square SoloKon design is a unique one-piece construction, using polypropylene material that moves as a lightweight piston, for improved control. The cone remains rigid, minimizing cone flex and distortion. A rear cone brace integrates into the cone with a continuous contact perimeter weld, which improves 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 L7 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.

Voice Coils: 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 L7 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 capability
  • 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 the 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.

Break-in Period: Due to the complex nature of Kicker Solo-Baric L7 woofers, they require a break-in period in order to produce optimum low-bass response. The high-performance suspension system makes the speakers very stiff out-of-the-box. Approximately two 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.

Subsonic Filter: Kicker recommends using a 24dB/octave subsonic filter at 25 Hz.

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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy  Sep 08, 2015 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Krissy  Feb 09, 2015 ]  Staff
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Nov 25, 2014 ]  Staff
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