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Kicker CVT102 (10CVT102)

10" Single 2 ohm Shallow-Mount Comp VT Series Car Subwoofer

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Raising the Competition with Kicker's CompVT Series

Kicker is a very well known company within the car audio industry and are constantly striving to be the best in innovation, quality, and power output. Their 2010 shallow mount CompVT series subwoofer accomplish all of those qualities and more. This series of subwoofer is available in various sizes with different power ratings to suit any preference desired. The single 2 ohm or 4 ohm version allows for multiple wiring configurations, giving the subwoofer some true versatility. The CompVT features a shallow mount design which is perfect for those with limited space but that still want a subwoofer that can really hit. The built-in steel clearance adapter plate, allows for real shallow installations by replacing part of the enclosure wall. These subwoofers are equipped with an injection molded SoloKon cone woofer and ribbed Santoprene surround for rigidity and optimum performance. The use of stitched surrounding enhances the strength of the cone giving you a product that you can depend on for a long period of time. Spring loaded terminals make installation quick and easy with an added secure connection. The CompVT uses a ventless pole piece and high temperature, shallow four-layer voice coil for heat dissipation. This reduces distortion and increases cleaner power output. Its shallow mount design and other features make the CompVT subwoofer perfect for any installation or application.

Subwoofer Features:

  • 10" Single 2 Ohm CompVT (CVT) Subwoofer
  • Shallow mount subwoofer allows for deep bass with minimum mounting depth
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 800 watts
    • RMS: 400 watts
  • Impedance: Single 2 Ohm
  • Injection molded SoloKon cone
  • Ribbed Santoprene surround
  • Stitched surround for enhanced cone-to-surround strength
  • Extra strong adhesive and stitching prevents the cone from detaching from the surround
  • Spiralead tinsel lead technology weaves the tinsel leads into the spider
  • Super rigid cone and 360-degree back bracing eliminate distortion
  • Sturdy steel basket holds the subwoofer mounted firmly
  • Steel basket features perimeter venting around the single voice coil
  • Strong spring-loaded terminals
  • Newly re-designed 2010 basket structure
  • Includes a built-in steel clearance adapter plate, which replaces part of the enclosure wall to allow shallower installations
  • Shallow mount subwoofer allows for deep bass with minimum mounting depth
  • Ventless pole piece for extreme power handling
  • Shallow four-layer voice coil
  • High-Temperature voice coil
  • Powerful rear magnet
  • Frequency response: 25-350 Hz
  • Mounting depth: 4-1/4"
  • Also found as: 10CVT10-2 ohm, CVT-102, CompVT 102, Comp VT 10" 2 ohm, 2010 CVT102, CompVT102
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
2011 Kicker Authorized Online Dealer and eBay Seller

Product History:

Kicker 10CVT102 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Absolute PRO6994 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker CVT102 (10CVT102))

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
CompVT (CVT)
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
10"
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.
800 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.
400 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
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
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.
Dark Gray
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.
SoloKön
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.
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.
0.8 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.
3.0 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.
1.75 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.
4-1/4"
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.
9-3/16"
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

Warranty and Return Policy

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

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
73%
4 Star
20%
3 Star
7%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.6
Features
4.5
Design
4.3
Usability
4.8

Richard

Midlothian, TX

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Kicker is good

March 27, 2012

Good sub for a space-saving application. Hits harder than I expected and CLEAN! Good buy. SonicElectronix got it here sooner than promised, too.

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Tricky

Cheyenne WY

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Nice Speaker!

September 18, 2013

I have a 10" Audiobahn that barely fits in a custom box for a 2012 Silverado Supercrew, this Kicker was an addition, sealed second box for under rear seat. I feel it plays tighter, which sounds better to me then my Audiobahn. But they compliment each other nicely. I would definetly recommend this low profile Kicker. And two 10" feel the cabin much better then a single!

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puddy cat

ohio

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Great

September 18, 2012

It has lasted almost a year now for me and i have been giveing it about 600 rms instead of 400! great for limited space too.

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Benzo

Vicksburg, Ms

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Gret Product

August 30, 2012

Great product its holding up great and I will recommend this to all my friends

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Kurt

Indio, CA

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Nice bass

April 30, 2012

This sub sounds amazing. Sounds a lot better than the two 10s I used to have in the truck. Great sub.

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andre

tulsa, OK

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FILL THE BASS!

March 8, 2012

Just need too say, F-150 2- kicker 10s and 2600watt amp nice tight clean bass in a custom box hits hard as hell. If I had more room I would put 2 more and blow the back window out! Great buy!

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Bruce

Dahlonega georgia

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I love them

January 11, 2012

Wow i didn't think these little subs would hit this hard thay are amamzing they hit clean and sound great I'd recommend them to any body im pushing 900 rms thru 2 of them and wow they sound damn good.

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luke

little rock ar

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kicker cvt10

January 3, 2012

I purchased the cvt 10 for my f150 supercrew cab. I am using a memphis 500d, the one sub sounds amazing. great power handling, good rich sound. Listen to mostly alternative music, i would recommend it.

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Lei

Silver Spring, MD

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Boom! Boom! Boom!

October 18, 2011

I installed this product behind my seat in my 350Z. I used a specialized box. You can hear booms inside and outside the car. The beats are surround sound!!! This sub rocks like 2 twelves!!

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yates

clarksville ,tn.

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great sub

June 16, 2011

This is a great sounding sub. Power handling and quality is very good. I have it under the back seat of a 04 f150 with a 800 watt amp and it rocks.

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Jay

Texas

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Great Sub

December 18, 2010

I needed a shallow mount sub for my truck and I was limited to 1 cu. foot of volume.. The box I built is ported, loosely packed with polyfill, and tuned it to 33 Hz. It's hooked up to a Kenwood 500 watt (RMS @ 2 Ohm) amp and this thing will literally make your eyeballs vibrate in your head. It sounds great and is a lot louder than a sealed box. It's great for a single sub setup with limited space.

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Bow20

Mountain home, AR

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Kicker

August 5, 2012

They are good subs if you have the right amp and box for them.

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ricky

magee, Ms.

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kicker cvt102

April 26, 2012

I bought 2 of these. When I received them, one of the voice coils was messed up. I brought it to a friend and we fixed it. They have been great speakers. I would buy more of them.

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boom

Graford, tx

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kickers

February 1, 2012

I bought my kickers about 6 months ago, and I love them. When I found these speakers, I needed some that were shallow mount, and these are great. I have a 2008 F150 and my 2 speakers fit under my back seat nicely. The sound is much better then any other sub I have ever bought, I definitely recommend.

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boom

Graford, tx

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kickers

February 1, 2012

I bought my kickers about 6 months ago, and I love them. When I found these speakers, I needed some that were shallow mount, and these are great. I have a 2008 f150 and my 2 speakers fit under my back seat nicely. The sound is much better then any other sub I have ever bought, I definitely recommend.

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

Single 10" Subwoofer Angled Truck or Hatchback Box Enclosure

CARB Compliant, 5/8" MDF Shallow Sub Enclosure Lined with Polyfil.

Your Price $34.99

Single 10" Sealed MDF Subwoofer Enclosure

10-inch Sealed Car Sub Box Made with 3/4" MDF and lined w/ Polyfil.

Your Price $34.99

Single 10" Ported Enclosure Custom Black Baffle

Durable 3/4" Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) construction.

Your Price $54.99

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.

Your Price $39.99

20 Ft. of Kicker 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

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

Your Price $34.95

Belva 23 ft. of 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

Ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation.

Your Price $14.99

20 Square Feet of Sound Dampening Material

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

Your Price $59.99

Dynamat Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

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

Your Price $109.95

Stinger Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

Stinger's Roadkill sound dampening series is sure to kill unwanted road noise and rattles! Enough sound dampening for your whole trunk!

Your Price $69.99

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

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

Durable design for long life-span, available in many colors and shades.

Your Price $39.99

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

Xscorpion 9-Piece Nylon Plastic Pry and Chisel Tool Set

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

Your Price $14.99

Cordless Multi-Functional Heat Tool Soldering Iron Kit

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

Your Price $79.99

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

Provides abrasion resistance and added protection for your cables.

Your Price $3.99

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

Universal 10" Subwoofer Grille

Keep your subwoofer safe from accidental damages with this amazing grill.

Your Price $13.99

10" Protective Waffle Subwoofer Grille

Keep your subwoofer looking amazing while keeping it safe.

Your Price $4.99

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 CVT102 (10CVT102) Subwoofer

Mono Amp

2 Kicker CVT102 (10CVT102) Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Kicker CVT102 (10CVT102) Subwoofers

4 Channel Amp

4 Kicker CVT102 (10CVT102) Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

10CVT102

UPC

713034049890

Weight

11.00lbs

Internal SKU

10cvt102

Internal Product ID

21923

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 CVT102 (10CVT102)