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Kicker CompVR 07CVR122
12" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils
Our take on the Kicker CompVR 07CVR122 by Crutchfield's Dominic DeVito
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 07CVR122 12" sub boasts dual 2-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 adds a Kicker DX500.1 mono sub amp and lets you save money in the bargain.
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
I have 2 of these in a 3 cubic foot ported box hooked up to 1500 watts rms, whice is almost double the rms and they have been pounding for about 6 months now.. just recently sold these to get better subs, (ssa's)
What's in the Box:
- One 12" DVC woofer
- Cutout template (attached to box)
- Instruction manual
- 2 Large Kicker decals
- 2 Small Kicker decals
- 12" subwoofer with dual 2-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.
- Recommended Q-Logic Box Type: 1, 2, 3
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Impedance||1 ohm or 4 ohms|
|Cone Material||Injection molded poly|
|Surround Material||Santoprene rubber|
|Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)||N/A|
|Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)||N/A|
|Port diameter (inches)||N/A|
|Port length (inches)||N/A|
|Dual Voice Coil||Yes|
86.7 dB at 1 watt
|Frequency Response||25 - 500 Hz|
|RMS Power Range (Watts)||50-400|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||800|
|Top Mount Depth (inches)||6 1/4|
|Bottom Mount Depth (inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||11 1/16|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Dual Voice Coils: For increased system flexibility, the woofer has two 2 ohm voice coils. When the voice coils are wired in parallel, the woofer presents a 1 ohm load. When the voice coils are wired in series, the woofer presents a 4 ohm load. In addition, each coil may be connected to a different amplifier channel and each channel will see a 2 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.
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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