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Kicker CVT652 (10CVT652)

6-1/2" 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:

  • 6.5" Single 2 Ohm CompVT (CVT) Subwoofer
  • Shallow mount subwoofer allows for deep bass with minimum mounting depth
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 300 watts
    • RMS: 150 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: 2-7/8"
  • Also found as: 10CVT65-2 ohm, CompVT652, CompVT 652, CompVT 6.5" 2 ohm, 2010 CVT652
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
2011 Kicker Authorized Online Dealer and eBay Seller

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Kicker CVT652 (10CVT652))

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.
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
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
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.
0.2 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.
3.0 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.
2-7/8"
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.
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
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
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4 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.5
Features
4.5
Design
4.8
Usability
4.9

Kley

Valparaiso, IN

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Sounds good in my Jeep Wrangler TJ

January 14, 2013

Bought this Sub becuase the stock one died pretty quickly. Due to the size of the armrest compartment and the speaker requirements - this was the recommended sub to purchase for my 2004 Jeep Wrangler TJ. It took less than an hour to install. It looks and sounds great! And yes, it looks great because you can just barely make out the "kicker" logo through the vents if you glance down that way. I've had it for about 3-4 months. I'm not blaring this thing but I definitely listen to my music loud in the Jeep since there's a lot of outside noise.

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Zach and Amy

Norton Shores, MI

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Nice Sub

December 18, 2012

Mounted this sub in a Jeep Wrangler TJ to replace the stock sub in the armrest. The armrest enclosure needed minimal hacking to fit this sub and after getting it all back together it looks just like stock and sub lays nice under back seat. Jeep thumps very well on just this sub. We are thinking of adding a second just like this in the back to add even more. VERY pleased!!

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Matt

North Las Vegas, NV

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Kicker CVT652

September 19, 2012

Not only do the speakers fit perfectly (size wise) in the Monsoon system for my Camaro SS, but they are the correct ohm setup for the factory amplifier. They installed super easy and provide a nice bass sound. Are they 12s with 400watts, no, but they sound larger than what they are. I usually have the bass on my stock setup set on "0" and a heavier bass songs, I have to turn it down into the negative range other wise it will over power everything else (all the stock speakers in my car have been upgraded to better speakers). If you want a simple upgrade for a good price, these kickers are the ticket. For which wire goes where, check out the stereo section of LS1tech.com for + and - wires hookups.

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johniee

pa

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great speaker

August 28, 2012

I used this speaker as a replacement in my philips sound system and it works great.

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Phillip

Bonaire, GA

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This thing is awesome

July 21, 2012

Replaced the factory sub in my TJ with this. Fits in the OEM enclosure with a little trimming and sounds freaking amazing. Pushing it with a DX500.1 (overkill but a great deal).

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Francisco

Schererville, IN

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AWESOME MINI SUB!

July 1, 2012

When I first bought these I had them hooked up to a sealed box underneath my drivers seat and passenger seat and the mid bass was great and then my bud bought these cause he wanted to the same thing I had.. so to make sure I one upped him I decided to buy 2 more of these babies and also decided that I would put them in my doors!! So now I have 1cvt 6.5 along with 1 QS 6.5 comp. series hooked up to each of my 4 custom doors. BOY Ill tell ya u can def hear the midbass! I have these babies hooked up to 3x hifonics Zues 80.4 (also purchased @ sonicelectronix) and they def don't disappoint!! I went for overall clarity with my setup. I wanted my highs,mids, and lows to all blend in and getting these mini "subs" did the trick. They are worth the money especially when they are powered up right and have a sealed enclosure!! I would personally recommend anyone to buy these subs cause u won't be disappointed

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Cruickshank

Michigan

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Great Value

April 23, 2012

Sounds great, great value, good Looks! I put in 1990 Ford Thunderbird. Put it in the OEM factory sub box and it fit well. Just the right size!!

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Jeeper

Bend, OR

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Perfect for my Jeep

February 8, 2012

I bought this to replace my factory sub in my 2006 Jeep Rubicon. My factory speaker was blown when I bought the Jeep and I didn't know what I was missing. Works great and sounds great, it added so much to my music. I'm not into a lot of thump but I like clean bass and this little sub does the trick quite well. I did have to dremel out the fins inside the stock sub box but it wasn't a big deal. Would highly recommend this for a stock Jeep sub woofer replacement.

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Steve

San Jose, CA

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Jeep Wrangler Sub Solution!

December 15, 2011

I put this into my 2004 Wrangler and used the stock amp and an aftermarket head unit. Much better than the stock sub. Great easy fix!

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Brian

Annapolis, MD

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Kicker CVT652

September 26, 2011

Six months later.. still kickin. Got this one to replace the rear driver on stock 8 speaker Monsoon system with correct ohm rating. It fits with spacers and sounds very nice.

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michael

foster, RI

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awesome dude

September 9, 2011

this product was the best it really sounds and looks great!

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Alan

Portage, MI

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Nice Sound

July 18, 2011

At first they were a little harsh, but once they got broken in, they sounded much nicer. They don't hit the lower notes as well as they do the higher notes. I was looking for something to make my vehicle's audio system have some kick to it, and these did the job! I really like the shallow sub design, definitely a plus!

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david

Jefferson City, MO.

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Great choice

July 14, 2011

I was simply looking for replacement subs for my Trans Am, they had to fit in the factory location and remain hidden. These fit right in place and sound awesome compared to the original factory subs. I'm very happy with my purchase

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Jose

NYC

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DONE

May 16, 2011

I own 2003 Ford Sport trak the 10CVT652 is the perfect subwoofer that will fit the stock baffel with no modifications and sounds good!

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mitch

marion nc

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good sub for small space

March 22, 2011

This is the perfect replacement sub for a tj wrangler with the optional powered sub in the center console. Bass is significantly clearer and deeper than the stock sub.

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djm

arlington, va

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Amazing sound in small package

December 31, 2010

I bought this to replace the factory sub woofer in my Jeep Rubicon that was blown. I needed something that would fit in the same (tight) space inside the center console because I didn't have another place to mount it. While this wasn't the cheapest option it definitely sounds awesome and was worth the price.

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Spencer

Estherville, IA

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Great midbass! perfect for kick panels.

November 6, 2010

i built two fiberglass kickpanels for my 83 eldorado. i built them to fit these subs and man does it look sweet. they are great little woofers. love the shallow mount design. The low end isnt to great but the higher hz bass notes really sing on this sub. alls i need is some tweeter to make up for the loss of treble. also I'm only running these off of the headunit. need to amplify to get best potential. i go with Sonic everytime

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Accessory Tools and Products

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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?

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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!

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

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

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Gold Plated Dual Terminal Banana Plug Connector

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

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Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

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

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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 CVT652 (10CVT652) Subwoofer

Mono Amp

2 Kicker CVT652 (10CVT652) Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Kicker CVT652 (10CVT652) Subwoofers

4 Channel Amp

4 Kicker CVT652 (10CVT652) Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

10CVT652

UPC

713034049937

Weight

5.00lbs

Internal SKU

10cvt652

Internal Product ID

21927

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 CVT652 (10CVT652)