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Kicker Solo-Baric L5 08S10L52

10" Dual 2 ohm Subwoofer (S10L5, S10L52)


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The Kicker Solo-Baric L5 woofers inherit all the same patented technology as the dominant L7 square woofers at a more affordable price target. The 08/09 series offers a hot new look and improved design, specifically with the new SoloKon technology and heating disbursement. The patented square design allows for 18% more cone, which translates to more sound for you compared to competing round subs. The SoloKon one-piece, injection-molded cone offers full-coverage back bracing that pushes more air and creates louder bass than ever before.

The Santoprene rubber surround of the L5 handles the power of the motor and cone, and a rear foam gasket secures the stamped-steel basket to any given baffle. The logo-bearing steel basket with spring-loaded terminals, a stout magnet, and the logo-bearing protective front gasket also allow the L5 to take on power like never before.

Key Features:

  • 10" Dual 2 Ohm Solo-Baric L5 Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 900 watts
    • RMS: 450 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 2 ohm
  • Titanium deposit impregnated cone woofer with rolled outer edge
  • Santoprene rubber surround
  • Stamped steel basket
  • Vented 360° back bracing
  • Rear foam gasket
  • Spring loaded terminals
  • Poly-cotton semi-progressive spider
  • Heat-dispersing, solid pole piece
  • Spiralead™ tinsel leads
  • High-temperature dual 2 ohms voice coils
  • Frequency response: 24-100 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB
  • Other search terms: S10L5, S10L52, 10L5, 10L52, 08S10L52
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
2011 Kicker Authorized Online Dealer and eBay Seller

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
Kicker S10L52 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker Solo-Baric L5 08S10L52)
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker 06S10L52 Solo-Baric L5 Series)

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
Peak Power Handling
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
900 watts
RMS Power Handling
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
450 watts
Voice Coil(s)
Dual voice coil subs have more wiring flexibility than single voice coils subs; however, single voice coil subwoofers provide easier hookup options for wiring multiple subwoofers in parallel or series. You may also run a dual voice coil (DVC) sub in parallel, series, or combination. A quad voice coil has four voice coils and is equal to two dual voice coil subwoofers as far as wiring goes.
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
2 ohms
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
24 - 100 Hz
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
86 dB
Subwoofer Design
This is the design of the subwoofer or the opening of the subwoofer enclosure. Each design has it's own benefits, whether it is a square, circle, or oval.

Round/Circle: This is the typical and common subwoofer design. They have a round cone and are a circle in design.

Square: These woofers are able to achieve a greater cone area in a smaller space. Because of the greater surface area, some square subwoofers will be louder than a round subwoofer of the same size.

Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
Woofer Composition
Lightweight woofer cone materials are essential for efficient operation. Poly cones produce exceptional sound and are sturdy against various changes in temperature. Paper cones are very efficient, and when treated for moisture resistance, will perform at a high level. Poly refers to polypropylene, which is thermoplastic or fibers that are polymers of propylene. IMPP refers to injection molded polypropylene, a commonly used process and material in speakers.
Titanium Deposit Impregnated Cone w/ Rolled Outer Edge
Woofer Surround
A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
Santoprene Rubber
Subwoofer Grille
Most subwoofers are able to accommodate a universal grille; however, some subs include a grille and others have a specific, optional grille available for purchase separately. If "yes", then the subwoofer includes a grille. If "optional (sold separately)" the matching grille will need to be purchased in addition to the sub.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
Re-Cone Kit Available
Some higher end subwoofers have replaceable cone assemblies. In case of a blown woofer, a recone kit allows for a simple replacement, as opposed to purchasing an entire new subwoofer.

Recommended Enclosure Specifications

Recommended Enclosure Type
This is the recommended type of enclosure that the subwoofer should be installed into. Some subwoofers are specially designed for particular enclosures.

Sealed: These enclosures completely enclose the air inside the box. These boxes produce a tight bass.

Ported/Vented: These enclosures have a slot of air to escape from the box. The result is a sound that has more "boom".

Bandpass: These are a combination of both sealed and ported enclosures. They can be very efficient, but require tuning for the best response.

Ported / Vented
Minimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
0.66 cubic feet
Maximum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.00 cubic feet
Minimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.25 cubic feet
Maximum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
2.25 cubic feet
Top-Mount Depth
The depth when installed on top of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the bottom of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
Cutout Diameter
The actual diameter of the hole you will need to cut out if you are creating a new mounting location for this speaker, or if you are mounting a subwoofer in a box.
9-5/16" x 9-5/16"

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Kickin it with the Kicker

November 13, 2010

Purchased the Kicker 08S10L52 about 6 months ago for my Honda Accord coupe. Finding the right amp and box are crucial for the Kicker woofer. That being said, this woofer provides a broad range of bass for a reasonable price. It can add subtle low-end enhancement to my factory head unit or vibrate the red paint off of my Honda. I highly recommend this kicker for anyone that wants the ability to damage all eardrums, wooden structures, and wild life within a 50 meter radius for a good price

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Jackson, NJ



March 30, 2011

Such a deep hit. Crisp, not an obnoxious constant noise. I love it

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This dude rocks!

March 17, 2010

I have three of these on an autotek mm1 1500d. They not the loudest subs, but they hit hard, and very low. The 10" handles 450 watts rms, combine this with a square sub, and it puts out! Kicker cured the broken tinsel lead problem, by sewing the lead to the spider. Don't forget this sub goes in the smallest of boxes. Kicker really over engineered these subs. Highly recommend these subs, (and autotek amp,) for the absolute best quality, (and quantity! : ), your money can buy.

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east moriches, NY


great sub

December 16, 2009

pounds hard i have 3 of these beasts in a sealed box in my jeep wrangler with a 2000 watt rms Hifonics BXi 2010D they rip my car apart a must have 5 star you can hear me from miles away

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Albuquerque, NM



October 30, 2009

I found out what all the talk was about. I put this sub in the backseat of my frontier crew cab. In a bandpass box, with closed volume in the top and ported volume in the back and oh my, this thing kicks me in the back every time the bass hits. I am powering this with the alpine mrp-m500 and it hits hard. Replaced dual 10" alpine type S and this thing hits harder. Smooth and accurate bass, I listen to bass of all kinds from blues, to big band, to rap and heavy metal, it can play them all. best 10" you can buy.

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weiser idaho


great sub

October 26, 2009

i would definitely recommend this sub it hits hard and is very clean and clear i had it hooked up to a rockford fosgate 1000 watt amp and i was pushing about 1000 watt rms to the sub it hit hard and never blew it is awesome so i bought another one this sub is the best sub i have ever owned

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El Paso, TX


great sound

September 22, 2009

I just bought 2 of these and put them in my convertible 94 Mustang. man they are the bomb. The installer turned them up half way on a kicker 750-1, they are serious. I have already recommended them to my friends. My mustang sounds like a bass machine. Before i could never get the bass to come out of that convertible top, or stereo installers said its hard to get bass out of a convertible but these L5 10's called them all a lie. Get yours now!!!!

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Plantation, FL



February 22, 2008

Wow that is all I can say. this sub is amazing. I just installed 2 of these in my friends suburban. we have about 900 watts going to both of them and we had to turn it down. The sound is very tight and very loud. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an incredible sound from there speakers

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10" Single Ported/Vented Pro Solo-Baric Subwoofer Enclosure

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NVX 25 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

100% OFC wire with EnvyFlex metallic jacket insulates and protects against damage from extreme conditions.

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20 Ft. of Kicker 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

Get true gauge Kicker speaker wire to match your Kicker subwoofer!

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Belva 23 ft. of 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

Ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation.

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20 Square Feet of Sound Dampening Material

NVX Sound dampening is thicker than competitors, eliminates rattles and gives you bigger bass!

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Dynamat Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

Did you know sound dampening will reduce those annoying rattles and even increase your SPL?

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Stinger Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

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12 oz. Can of Adhesive Spray

Spray adhesive used for adhering carpet to subwoofer boxes without bubbles.

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Spring Post Terminal Cup

Makes adding a spring post terminal to an enclosure simple! Banana clip ready!

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40" x 15 Ft Piece of Premium Un-Backed Automotive Trim Carpet

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Gold Plated Dual Terminal Banana Plug Connector

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Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

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Xscorpion 9-Piece Nylon Plastic Pry and Chisel Tool Set

Easily removes dash/trims, door clips, panels and pins, rubber grommets and vehicle emblems.

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Cordless Multi-Functional Heat Tool Soldering Iron Kit

Continuous working lock allows you to work without holding down trigger.

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4 Ft of 1/4" Thick Black Heat Shrink Tubing

Provides abrasion resistance and added protection for your cables.

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2" Universal, Professional Heavy Duty Roller for Sound Damping/Dampening

Universal rubber roller to make it easy to install sound dampening.

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1mm All Purpose Solder

Solder is all purpose for use on most projects where solder is needed.

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Scosche SPL Meter

Monitor the noise level of your new car audio system with this SPL meter measuring from 60-135 dB.

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AutoSound 2000 CD-101

Low frequency test CD

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Impedance Meter / Signal Generator

Easy to locate tuning frequencies of passive radiators and ported enclosures

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1 Kicker Solo-Baric L5 08S10L52 Subwoofer

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 Kicker Solo-Baric L5 08S10L52 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Kicker Solo-Baric L5 08S10L52 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

4 Channel Amp

4 Kicker Solo-Baric L5 08S10L52 Subwoofers

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp

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Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Kicker Solo-Baric L5 08S10L52