Kicker CompVT 08CVT84
Shallow 8" 4-ohm subwoofer
Our take on the Kicker CompVT 08CVT84 by Crutchfield's Dominic DeVito
Kicker's space-saving CompVT subwoofers combine outstanding power handling with the ability to fit in your vehicle's tight spots. These extra-shallow speakers combine extended cone excursion and a slender frame, without sacrificing sound quality or bass impact.
Kicker's 08CVT84 8" sub handles up to a hefty 200 watts RMS, while requiring less than 3-1/2 inches of mounting depth. The rigid, injection-molded polypropylene cone throws down some serious thump, while the ribbed Santoprene rubber surround helps control cone movement for accurate response.
A unique design lets you mount the CompVT sub directly against the back wall of an enclosure, while perimeter venting on the stamped-steel basket keeps the sub cool under pressure. Pick up a pre-made enclosure or get creative with your own custom box you'll find Kicker CompVT subs deliver the trademark Kicker bass experience in a slimmer, yet powerful package.
Priced per speaker
- 8" 4-ohm subwoofer
- injection-molded polypropylene woofer cone with ribbed Santoprene surround
- suitable for marine use
- power handling: 50-200 watts RMS (400 watts peak power)
- frequency response: 30-350 Hz
- sensitivity: 84.8 dB
- top-mount depth: 3-7/16"
- sealed box volume: 0.4 cubic feet
- ported box volume: 0.8-1.2 cubic feet
- Recommended Q-Logic Box Type: 1
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- One 8" woofer
- 6.5" Metal clearance plate
- Self-adhesive clearance plate gasket
- Cutout template (attached to carton)
- Manual (Eng/Spa/Fre/Ger)
- 3 Kicker decals (1 large/2 small)
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Features and Specs
|Cone Material||Injection-molded poly|
|Surround Material||Santoprene rubber|
|Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)||0.4|
|Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)||N/A|
|Port diameter (inches)||N/A|
|Port length (inches)||N/A|
|Dual Voice Coil||No|
84.8 dB at 1 watt |
|Frequency Response||30 - 350 Hz|
|Max RMS Power Handling||200|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||400|
|Top Mount Depth (inches)||3 7/16|
|Bottom Mount Depth (inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||7 1/8|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Cone: The cone is a modified spoke cone design so the CVT series woofers are much more shallow than their standard CVR counterparts. The CVR8 is approximately 7/8" deeper than the CVT8. 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 360° back bracing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Depth: Kicker's new CVT series is designed to minimize depth, giving you subwoofer options where standard enclosures don't fit. The vent-less, solid-pole design allows the woofer to be mounted directly against the rear wall of a sealed or vented enclosure. The spring-loaded binding posts are mounted parallel to the cone surface to minimize depth. Also the steel Clearance Adapter 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.
Power Handling: The power handling specifications differ according to the type and size of the enclosure.
Recommended Sealed Box Volume:
- Compact (minimum enclosure volume): 0.4 cu/ft; the woofer can handle up to 200 watts RMS
- SQ (maximum enclosure volume): 1.8 cu/ft; the woofer can handle up to 200 watts RMS
Recommended Vented Box Volume:
- Compact: 0.8 cu/ft; 1.5" x 8" port opening; 20.75" port depth; the woofer can handle up to 75 watts RMS
- SPL/Deep Bass: 1.2 cu/ft; 2" x 8" port opening; 19.125" port depth; the woofer can handle up to 75 watts RMS
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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