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Shallow-Mount 6-1/2" Single 4 ohm CompVT Subwoofer CVT654 CVT65

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Kicker CompVT 08CVT654

Shallow-Mount 6-1/2" Single 4 ohm CompVT Subwoofer CVT654 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 4 Ohm CompVT Shallow Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 300 watts
    • RMS: 150 watts
  • Impedance: Single 4 ohm
  • 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 4 ohms voice coil
  • Frequency response: 25-350 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 85 dB
  • Other search terms: CVT65, CVT654, 08CVT65, 08CVT654, 08CVT 6.5" 4 ohm, CVT 6.5" 4 ohm
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  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

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.
4 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

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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
4.6
Features
4.4
Design
4.4
Usability
4.8
Gary

OC, CA

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The Enclosure is the Key!

August 25, 2009

I wasn't quite satisfied with the driver in the first enclosure I created. I started exploring other upgrade options... saw the Power Acoustik THIN-13 woofer on this site... saw the premade box that Power Acoustik also makes for that woofer.

AS sort of an experiment, I set about re-constructing the enclosure for my Kicker CompVT 65 using the same dimensions as that Power Acoustik THIN-13BX pre-made box, only I made the width even wider to get as much cu. ft. as I could. (5" BD x 14.75"H x 2.5" TD x 38"W) about 0.75 cu. ft. Generously and loosely filled with polyfil,

This DRAMATICALLY improved what this little driver could do!

With the previous enclosure I constructed the cu. ft. was just a hair above their recommended minimum. And I'm not entirely sure it was 100% sealed.

For my second enclosure, I was meticulous about it's construction, especially since for that one I decided to go ahead and try using 1/2" MDF (as the manual says) since it would give me much more internal volume. Also for the 2nd one I used "Liquid Nails" along all the seams. And I used the little bracing triangle pieces like they recommended. I didn't for the first enclosure since on that one I used 3/4" MDF so I figured it wouldn't need it since it was such a small enclosure, and since I was using thicker MDF than stated.

Anyhoo... 1/2" MDF works fine. Make the enclosure as big as you can possibly get away with in your tight location, and it'll payoff for you.

I may just keep this 6.5" for a while now. Whereas before I wasn't all the way happy.

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vincent

east moriches, NY

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ok

December 23, 2009

i expected more but these are not bad ,very durable i have 3 in a sealed box but if your short on room they should do the job

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Anthony

Grand Rapids, MI

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Kicker CompVT 65

October 9, 2009

I did a lil experiment with this sub in my videogame chair. I'm runnin 100w RMS into it n i feel like i'm gettin punched in the back. Perfect for my application. Even tho 4 ohms is low for home audio it has good SQ. The only downside is it kinda just flops around when the real low bass hits. Great subwoofer for tight spaces.

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Gary

Garden Grove, CA

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What a TRIP!

August 11, 2009

I have an 2002 Ford Explorer SportTrac. They are hugely limited on space behind he backseat. My original intent was to drop this 6.5" sub into the same sub box the stocker sat in. This does not work. the stock sub box is a plastic/hard-rubber molded thing and I don't think it's stiff enough, nor provides the minimum cu. ft necessary.

Soo... I built a custom box. Instructions say 1/2" MDF. Dunno, 1/2" felt flimsy to me so went 3/4" MDF. Figured I could use same box and go for an 8" shallow sub if didn't like the 6.5" enough. Once I nailed-down problems with air leaks in the custom box I built I was really surprised at just how hard this little guy can hit!

I'm powering it with an ultra-slim Blaunpunkt THA 1250 PnP monoblock Class D sub woofer amp with the input gain backed-off a bit since it supposedly gives 250W RMS and the speaker is listed 150W RMS.

If you have a tight install location go ahead and get this sub. Just make sure the enclosure you construct is nice and sealed and meets minimum cu. ft. requirements.

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Jgorilla

Milwaukee, WI

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BOOM! BOOM!

March 13, 2009

This little subwoofer packs one big bang! Coupled with a Kicker amp it turned the stereo in my Jeep Wrangler into a sound system I really enjoy listening to even with the top down. Fit perfectly in the center council with little effort. I highly recommend this speaker for those with little space to spare.

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Product Summary

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Model Number

08CVT654

UPC

713034041399

Weight

5.00lbs

Internal SKU

08cvt654

Internal Product ID

11396

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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