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Kicker Solo-Baric L5 08S15L52 (S15L52)

15" Dual 2 ohm Subwoofer (08S15L5, S15L5 2 ohm)

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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:

  • 15" Solo-Baric L5 Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1500 watts
    • RMS: 750 watts
  • 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 ohm voice coils
  • Frequency response: 20-100 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB
  • Other search terms: S15L5, S15L52, 15L5, 15L52, 08S15L52
  • 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 S15L52 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker Solo-Baric L5 08S15L52 (S15L52))
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker 06S15L52 Solo-Baric L5 Series)

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
15"
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.
1500 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.
750 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.
Dual
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
Voice Coil Diameter
Diameter of voice coil, usually measured in inches.
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).
18 - 100 Hz
Sensitivity
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".
88 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.

Square
Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
Black
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
Magnet Structure
Defines the overall structure of the subwoofers magnet.
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.
No

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
Sealed
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.
1.50 cubic feet
Optimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the ideal sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in 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.
6.00 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.
3.00 cubic feet
Optimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the ideal ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in 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.
6.00 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.
8-5/8"
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.
13-3/4" x 13-3/4""
Shallow Mount Installation
This means that the subwoofer/speaker is designed to be installed in areas that do not have a lot of space. Shallow mount subwoofers are typically found under a seat or behind the seat in some trucks.

Shallow mount speakers will typically have a mounting depth of 2" or less, while shallow mount subwoofers will typically have a mounting depth of 3" or less.

No

Electromechanical Parameters

Free-Air Resonance (Fs)
The free-air resonance frequency of the subwoofer, measured in Hz. At this frequency the weight of the moving parts is perfectly balanced with the subwoofers suspension system.
Equivalent Compliance (Vas)
This is the amount of air that has the same stiffness as the subwoofers suspension. The greater the rating, the lower the stiffness and larger recommended enclosure. It is measured in Liters.
Total Speaker Q Value (Qts)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including all dimensionless losses. Essentially, a high Qts value (closer to 1.0) means the subwoofer is great for sealed enclosures and a low Qts value (closer to 0) means the woofer is great in vented enclosures. A Qts of around 0.45 means the woofer will work decently in either enclosure type.
Electrical Q Value (Qes)
The subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including electrical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. The unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 – 10.
Electrical Resistance of Voice Coil (Re)
Amount of DC resistance of the subwoofer when measured with an ohm meter. Typically, this will read less than the impedance rating of the subwoofer.
Mechanical Q Value (Qms)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including mechanical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. This unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 – 10.
Efficiency Bandwidth Product (EBP)
This number represents the trade off between having an efficient woofer and one with a wide bandwidth. To calculate this number, take the Fs and divide it by the Qes. If the number is below 50, the woofer is designed for a sealed enclosure only. If it's between 50-100 it can be used in either. Lastly, if it's greater than 100 it's designed for vented enclosures.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
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4 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.8
Features
4.8
Design
4.9
Usability
4.9

Bob

spring grove, IL

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Awesome product

July 12, 2010

I've owned a 12" L7 before in my mustang, I got this for my BMW E46 (really tight fit)... it not only sounds great, but can hit as well

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M

myrtle beach sc

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best sub for the money

June 29, 2010

i have 2 of these in my truck i have my box tuned to about 25 hz and it hits so low my tires vibrate soon to be getting 2 more of these

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mario

San Antonio, TX

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Best Subs Ive Ever Had

March 16, 2010

I have two L5 15's with a zx 1500.1 and man they bump, i really would recommend to someone loves loud bass.

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Danny

Surprise, AZ

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Mind blowing

January 23, 2009

This is the best subwoofer I have ever owned. I have 2 of these bad boys in a Cadillac Deville with a power acoustik capacitor and a crunch audio 3000 watt mono block class d amplifier. It hits so hard my ears drums hurt hours after of listening to music and I get headaches that last for hours also. But if you're into car audio this is a good thing. I have had these subs for over a year and they still beat like the first day I bought them five stars these subs define excellence.

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Travis

Alhambra, IL

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Kickin

July 11, 2008

This Sub Hits so hard, you cant talk to your friends in the car. Even when i turn my volume to level 1 it shakes the mirrors in my car. it kind of annoying lol but in a good way. i have a Kicker 850.2 amp running it and it is the best sub out there.

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Trapp

north myrtle beach s.c.

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amazing sub but has flaws

January 6, 2013

I have this sub in a ported/ sloted box and it is crazy loud. I have it on a memphis pr1.1000 amp be carefull i had this amp at half and played bass i love you an put on slowed and bass balling and i smelt the sub and seen a lil bit of smoke come out the port so be carefull over all great sub.

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Rumps

Canada

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Awsome

February 26, 2012

I have 2 of these subs powered by duel Alpine Mrdm 1005 amplifires and a kicker 650 watt 4 channel amp with an Alpine head unit. All installed in a 2001 Mazda Protege! The bass is incredible. Awesome sub!

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bri

ohio

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GREATT SUBS...Would sugest to a friend

September 14, 2011

I have 2 of these 15's andd they pound...they are in a sealed box. wired to ONE rockford fosgate t500-1bd its pounds harder than my hifonics brutus 1200 super d Class. Best subs you can buy. Been bumpin them for a year no problems. besides the box is falling apart!!

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jc

Holdenvile ok

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BAD A**

March 6, 2011

i have one of these in a 06 single cab gmc behind the seat box is around 3.5 cu it freaking beats there are people in my town with 3 12s that dont even compare to this sub and im only runnin a rockford prime 500.1 soon to bulid a center console box 7 cu and upgrade to a kicker 1000.1

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Burnham

Pa

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1 15L5 sound

March 1, 2011

I'm running one 15 L5 with a Hifonics Brutus 1700.1 and an Absolute 2 fared cap. Interiors all planet audio. This system pounds in my jeep liberty renegade. I've have numerous systems in numerous vehicles but this was the first Solo Baric setup. For one 15 it really slams in the slotted box... Def recommend this to anyone who wants serious spl while keeping good sq, great buy!!!!! SONIC ELECTRONICS FOR BEST PRICES , FAST SHIPPING .....

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Lee

atlanta

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pounding

February 28, 2011

I bought 2 of these dual 4 ohm and I brigded them down to 1 ohm I have them hooked up to a 2500 watt RMS Hifonics amp they are in my Expedition and they hit hard and pound they make my ears tingle I've had louder then this but they are definitely worth the money just make sure you have a good amp! Get them if you keep comparing the only thing on this level is Alpine Type R 15 so pic ur poison

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steve

los angeles ca

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great value

February 11, 2011

This was exactly what I was looking for. This thing is off the charts

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daniel

New Braunfels, TX

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Kicker solo baric l5

January 7, 2011

This is my first time ever buying from Sonic Electronix and i was kinda skeptic if the site was legit or not. After buying two of these and having them installed i was completely satisfied with them.i have to say this site is one of the best sites for car audio products..i plan on coming back here for future stuff and i always recommend it to people when they are looking for stuff. you look online at some of these headunits and they are like $200- $400 cheaper then stores.and their service is great. i just called to change and get something fixed on something that i just purchased and i was treated good and got my problem fixed in less then a minute!!!

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Perfect fit for behind or under the seat of your truck!

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Ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation.

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40 Square Feet of Sound Dampening Material

Thicker than the competition, complete sound damping kit for entire vehicle! Use for trunk, doors, roof and floor.

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Dynamat Sound Dampening Bulk Kit

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

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20 oz. Bag of Poly-Fil

Polyester fiber fiberfill adds better bass to your system.

Your Price $5.99

12 oz. Can of Adhesive Spray

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

Your Price $6.99

Spring Post Terminal Cup

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

Your Price $3.99

Gold Plated Dual Terminal Banana Plug Connector

Enables an expandable, secure connection accepting up to 8 gauge wire.

Your Price $3.99

Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

Includes Test Light, Crimp/Splice Tool, Multi-bit Screwdriver and more.

Your Price $12.99

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.

Your Price $7.99

1mm All Purpose Solder

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

Your Price $8.99

Scosche SPL Meter

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

Your Price $21.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-101

Low frequency test CD

Your Price $11.99

Impedance Meter / Signal Generator

Easy to locate tuning frequencies of passive radiators and ported enclosures

Your Price $299.99

1 Kicker Solo-Baric L5 08S15L52 (S15L52) Subwoofer

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 Kicker Solo-Baric L5 08S15L52 (S15L52) Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Kicker Solo-Baric L5 08S15L52 (S15L52) Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

4 Channel Amp

4 Kicker Solo-Baric L5 08S15L52 (S15L52) Subwoofers

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

08S15L52

UPC

713034041542

Weight

33.00lbs

Internal SKU

08s15l52

Internal Product ID

11358

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 08S15L52 (S15L52)