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Kicker CompVT 08CVT652

Shallow-Mount 6-1/2" Single 2 ohm CompVT Subwoofer CVT652 CVT65

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Shallow-Mount 6-1/2" Single 2 ohm CompVT Subwoofer CVT652 CVT65

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Kicker CompVT 6.5" subwoofer was specially designed for “Livin’ Loud” in the harsh automotive environment. CompVT subwoofers are versatile and surpass the competition in a sealed box, but can also be mounted in free air applications and factory cutout locations. The small diameter of the CompVT 6.5" subwoofer makes it ideal for custom installations and space-limited applications.

Key Features:

  • 6.5" Single 2 Ohm CompVT Shallow Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 300 watts
    • RMS: 150 watts
  • Impedance: Single 2 ohms
  • Injection molded polypropylene cone woofer
  • Ribbed santoprene rubber surround
  • Spiralead™ tinsel-lead technology
  • Spring-loaded binding posts
  • Slender basket
  • Shallow-mount
  • Uniplate™ backplate and pole
  • 360° Back bracing
  • Perimeter venting specialized four-layer high-temp single 2 ohms voice coil
  • Frequency response: 25-350 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 85 dB
  • Other search terms: CVT65, CVT652, 08CVT65, 08CVT652, 08CVT 6.5" 2 ohm, CVT 6.5" 2 ohm
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Product History:

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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.
6.5"
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.
300 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.
150 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.
Single
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).
25 - 350 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".
85 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.

Round / Circle
Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
Silver
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.
Injection Molded Polypropylene (IMPP)
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.
No
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.

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.
0.20 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.
5.66 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.
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.
2-13/16"
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.
5-9/16"
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.

Yes

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
83%
4 Star
17%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.7
Value
4.7
Features
4.5
Design
4.8
Usability
5.0
Big T

Louisville, KY

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It's a "Kicker" alright!

July 23, 2009

Very pleased with the CVT652 sub product. I have a single sub in the center console of my Jeep Wrangler, and this is 100% improvement over the factory sub. Installation did require some modification to the factory mounting box, but nothing a dremel and cutting bit can't make short order of.

The CVT65 is extreemly well built and so far has not been affected by the elements / being in a Wrangler. I'm running this sub with factory head unit and amp. Can't wait for that to smoke so I can upgrade stereo and amp to take full advantage of this things 300w power capacity. Don't get me wrong, it does sound great with the factory stereo, but more power would really make it thump. Very pleased and have recommended this simple upgrade to several of my fellow Wrangler owners.

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felix

New York, NY

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great product

June 1, 2009

I own this product and this product is one of the best car kicker speakers out there. I will recommend to any one that want subwoofers speakers on there vehicle.

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Scott

Magnolia, TX

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Kicker CompVT

June 23, 2009

Sounds good! Only speaker out there I could find to fit under my wife's Chevy Colorado given the limited space available.

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JeepnBrian

Chico, CA

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Good Little sub

August 19, 2009

I got this as a replacement for my blown Jeep Wrangler Sub. Works great with the stock amplifier. Had to mod the sub housing a little bit to make it fit though.

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Jay-dub

Pensacola, FL

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Perfect replacement for the Jeep Center Console Sub

March 28, 2009

This sub was used as a replacement. I bought it for two reasons... one it was shallow in depth, and the location I was putting it was tight. Two, it was 2ohm. My stock sub in my 2002 Jeep wrangler was 1 ohm, and I couldn't find a suitable substitute until this sub. Granted at two ohms the power out of the amp is now 38 watts instead of 75, but it still sounds great. Way better than stock. Plus, it's a kicker. Nuf said. This thing is awesome, and I would definitely by again. If you own a jeep with a center console factory 6 inch sub, this is the replacement you've been looking for. There is a slight modification you have to do to the sub enclosure, but it's not hard. Visit a few jeep forums, and you can quickly find that information. Thanks Sonic Electronix, I'll be back for more!

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Rock

NC

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Great Value!

March 3, 2009

This Kicker Comp VT is the best ever!

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

08CVT652

UPC

713034041382

Weight

5.00lbs

Internal SKU

08cvt652

Internal Product ID

11395

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.

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