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Kicker CVT654 (10CVT654)

6-1/2" Single 4 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 4 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 4 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: 10CVT65-4 ohm, CompVT654, CompVT 654, CompVT 6.5" 4 ohm, 2010 CVT654
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
2011 Kicker Authorized Online Dealer and eBay Seller

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.
4 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.
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
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
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

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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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.7
Features
4.2
Design
4.7
Usability
4.7

East Bay J

Bay Area California

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Small but mighty!!

March 9, 2012

I have just completed the installation of this tiny 6.5 inch sub and am suprised with the volume it generates. The bass is not an earth shaker, but rather a nice low end frequency that makes all types of music sound great. I installed it in my Porsche Boxster, (space is a serious issue in this car)! I made a custom sealed enclosure in the recommended .20 cubic foot size. I wouldn't do it any other way!

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Jim

Saint Paul, MN

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Kicker subwoofer - BMW Replacement

January 28, 2013

I have a 2000 BMW M Roadster that is in great condition (low mileage) but my audio components were showing signs of age. I purchased this subwoofer at the recommendation of the installation people at Best Buy. It provides great quality sound, even when the top is down. I highly recommend it if you are suffering from degraded sound.

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Bruce

Bowie, MD

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Great Sound

January 15, 2013

I put this sub in a 2012 Sorento with 4 Rockford Prime speakers and a Rockford amp. I kept the factory head unit and couldn't be happier with the sound of the system. Clean highs, deep bass. Won't rattle the neighbor's windows, but has excellent response

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Joe

Des Plaines, IL

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CVT 6.5

December 13, 2012

Great bass response for a 6.5 woffer I used it in a 2000 BMW z3 factory location and amplifier sounded amazing def would buy again any time needed

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Roadster Crazy

Lehi, UT

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Excellent sound quality!

October 9, 2012

I recently purchased the 5-1/2 inch Kicker subwoofer and installed it in my 2000 BMW M Roadster. I love the deep base that comes out of my speaker!

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James

Owatonna, MN

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Nice punch for the size

August 16, 2012

Was installed in the center console glove box door of a Fiero and fit perfectly with only modification to the door. Adds a definite bass punch to the sound system. I chose this because of its installation size am am happy with its performance.

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Chris

Fayetteville ar

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Pretty good deal

August 10, 2012

The kickers fit well in my jbl equipped tundra in the doors and sound great.

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Ian

Kansas City, MO

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Good Little Sub

June 28, 2012

This little thing has a clear bass note and doesnt distort easily. For a 6" sub in a extended cab truck it sounds good and gives me the rumble I want without making the truck vibrate.

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Ed

Woodland Hills

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easy improvement for Rav4

June 14, 2012

With little room for larger speakers in the Rav4, installation of these in the rear doors with sound dampening made a stark improvement in sound. Substitution of front components is also advisable, again with Dynamat installed. The Kicker 6.5 subwoofers won't satisfy rap enthusiasts, but will help fill in a fuller sound.

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sundance924

oakland, ca

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does the job!

May 20, 2012

Worked perfect as the replacement for my stock amp in a 2001 ford explorer sport with enhanced sound. Good value!

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John

Acworth, ga

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Good Speakers for the money

April 17, 2012

Great speakers! I used these to replace my Woofers on my SPX-17PRO component speakers. They have better sound than the Alpine did.

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Shawn

Montgomery, AL

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Impressive bass

February 10, 2012

I bought this size of subwoofer as it was a direct swap with factory subwoofer in the factory sub box. I hooked it up to Rockford amp and I cannot believe how much bass this thing can generate. Very happy with purchase.

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Mastertoolio

Greenville, SC

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Verry good

January 31, 2012

Good quality and nice fit. I installed it in place of the original sub. In my 2005 Jeep Wrangler. Sounds good.

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Joseph

Downers Grove, IL

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Nice package.

July 13, 2011

Nice, tight bass response; a quality looking and sounding product. I am very happy with this purchase.

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JeepJeff018

Saugus, CA

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Bang for your buck!

June 22, 2011

Put them in a 2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Modified the roll bar and but these speakers in, the sound quality was increased by ten fold!

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Kevin

Chula Vista, CA

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Kicker 6.5 sub

May 30, 2011

This little sub impressed me compared to my old Pyle sub, this subwoofer sounds really good in a ported box. I used it to replace a cheap sub in my 2.1 Creative system and when I got everything hooked up right it sounded awsome compared to other 6.5 subs. It hits the lows Decent for a small sub and its mid bass is awesome! So this sub is good in a ported box and I'm pretty sure it will even sound better in a car!

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Tremor14

Lexington Park, MD

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The BEST option to replace the center console sub on a Jeep TJ/LJ.

April 7, 2011

The center console sub on a Jeep TJ/LJ is a paper cone that lasts only as long as the warranty does. Once it goes THIS Kicker makes the BEST and pretty much ONLY decent replacement. There are some extra drilling and modifications that will be required to install it. And it will still out a very small amount from the enclosure, But this sub comes with EVERTYTHING but the sealant to replace your paper cone POS sub from MOPAR. The audiophile crowd will think it's a bit weak but I'm very happy with it and how easily it replaced the stock.

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george F.

delaware, OH

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Very Good Sound!

March 31, 2011

The sub woofers(2) I purchased were worth the $. I had them installed by B***B** for my Jaquar X type-2004. The speakers can rattle the windows if turned up loud. And at low volume, the sound can still rock the windows. No complaints though. I would recommend the Kickers' speakers to anyone whose in the market for a serious upgrade to their exiting audio-system.

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

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

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 CVT654 (10CVT654) Subwoofer

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 Kicker CVT654 (10CVT654) Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Kicker CVT654 (10CVT654) Subwoofers

4 Channel Amp

4 Kicker CVT654 (10CVT654) Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

10CVT654

UPC

713034049944

Weight

5.00lbs

Internal SKU

10cvt654

Internal Product ID

21928

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 CVT654 (10CVT654)