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Kicker TCVT82 (10TCVT82)

Compact Single 8" 2 ohm Comp VT Loaded Subwoofer Box/Enclosure Great for Trucks


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Subwoofer Specification:
  • 8" Single 2 Ohm CompVT (CVT) Subwoofer
  • Shallow mount subwoofer allows for deep bass with minimum mounting depth
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 400 watts
    • RMS: 200 watts
  • Enclosure impedance: 2 ohms
  • 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: 3-3/8"
  • Also found as: 10TCVT8-2
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty (subwoofer only)
Enclosure Specifications:
  • Single 8" Sealed Truck Enclosure
  • Smallest sub-loaded enclosures from KICKER
  • Easy-to-use impedance designated at the terminal cup assembly
  • Tough KICKER wood enclosure
  • Dense gray carpeting
  • Monogrammed, carbon-fiber front baffle
  • Dimensions: 4-1/8"TD x 5-1/16"BD x 16-5/16"W x 9-1/16"H
2011 Kicker Authorized Online Dealer and eBay Seller

Product History:

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Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
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.
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
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.
200 watts
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.
400 watts
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.
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
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

Enclosure Specifications

Box Type
Represents the style of the enclosure. Be sure to purchase the appropriate enclosure type and internal volume that will be compatible with your subwoofer's recommendation.

Sealed - Sealed boxes are those that have no holes or vents in it. The only hole in a sealed box is where the subwoofer is installed. Smaller sealed boxes require more power than a larger sealed box. They provide a tight, accurate bass, while the larger sealed enclosures provide a "boomier" and louder bass.

Ported / Vented - Ported/Vented Enclosures provide an even boomier, louder bass, but less accurate then a small, sealed box. Ported enclosures typically require more airspace per sub and also less power output from an amplifier to perform correctly.

Bandpass - Bandpass enclosures make subwoofers perform efficiently, but loose. The bass is not as "boomy" as a ported enclosure nor as punchy as a sealed enclosure. Bandpass enclosures work well with lower to mid-level subwoofers.
Number of Subs/Speakers
This value represents the number of speakers or subwoofers that the enclosure accommodates.
Box Style/Shape
The box style or shape refers to the actual shape of the box. Square and rectangular boxes are straight-edged boxes on all sides, whereas hatchback and truck style enclosures feature an angled front or back design that allows for installation in places short on depth such as single cab pickup trucks. You can also use such enclosures in hatchback cars or other vehicles where space is a premium. Tube and cylinder shaped boxes were made popular by Bazooka and are a great option for those looking for a nice amount of bass without sacrificing lots of space. They may even fit in locations that slim truck boxes cannot fit in. If the enclosure is vehicle specific, we encourage you to read the product description to find out which vehicles the enclosure is made for.
Truck Style, Slim with Angled Front
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
Second Depth
The second depth is used only when the box is slanted or angled. This value is the top measurement and it is measured in inches.
Wood Thickness
The thickness of the wood the enclosure is made of, measured in inches.
Number of Terminals
The number of terminals the enclosure has. Each terminal represents 1 positive and 1 negative.
Terminal Type
Spring clip terminals work best with bare wire connections with small-gauge speaker wire, or pin-type connectors.

Binding post terminals are a sturdier, more versatile type of speaker terminal. Because binding post terminals are are threaded, you can tighten them down against the wire or connector for a tight, clean connection. The most popular style of binding post terminals is known as a "5-way binding post". This type can accept bare wire, or any of the common speaker wire connectors. Binding posts with the option to be used with banana clips are even more versatile

Spring posts are a hybrid of the two. Instead of using a thread and "screwing" them tight, they use a spring to allow the wire to fit and tighten against the terminal.

Spring posts
Box Exterior Color
The color of the enclosure's exterior/outer finish.
Box Finish
The material used on the outside of the box. Most boxes are carpeted to prevent exterior scratches; however vinyl is popular as it can often be color-matched to a near exact look of your leather factory interior.

Warranty and Return Policy

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

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Average Attribution Rating


charlotte, NC


April 17, 2012

When I ordered this enclosure I was hesitant to buy just one since I'm used to using 2 12's in a ported box. But when I hooked it up to my MB quart 1:400 amp I was amazed. For its size Ive never heard anything quite like it. It hits all the notes with ease and has no trouble filling up a small truck cab whatsoever. Oh and the price for it is wonderful!

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Chattanooga, TN

Fits under the seat of my 04 Subaru Impreza STi

June 24, 2013

I like that this fits under the passenger seat and frees up trunk space. The amp is under the drivers seat. This sub gives a nice full sound when the crossover is set to 120HZ and lower. I then cut 120HZ and above from the door speakers. Not bad at all for the price.

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Perfect for a hatchback

March 17, 2012

Bought this to fill in the lows for my stock stereo. This does the job! Paired up with an MTX 300w class D amp and I'm a happy camper.

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Dallas, TX

Fits in tight spots!

January 12, 2014

Perfect sub to add some bump to your car without sacrificing space. Fits perfectly under my back seat.

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Uniontown, PA

Awesome amp!!!

January 5, 2014

Awesome little package!!! Great sound for a 8" woofer. Its definitely not a JL or anything, but for the price I was surprised. It fits perfectly under the seat of my extended cab F250, I haven't missed the room since sacrificing it 3 weeks ago. I have this mated with a Rockford Fosgate Prime 250w x1 @ 2ohm and it sounds pretty good.

My guts aren't shaking, but there is a very noticeable difference that compliment the 6x8s in the doors. I am thinking about ordering a second one for the wife's mini-van because it is very compact and safe for the kiddies delicate hearing.

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Tularosa, NM

Very pleased

June 11, 2011

Very pleased with this unit
I have had a few large systems 12" Kenwoods, Kickers, ect..
but I got sick of not having my back seat in my 2004 Nissan Frontier
Soo I grabbed one of these because it was the only box I could find that would fit behind the seat
this unit is very sturdy and has thick low end
but if you are looking for a chest thump... go bigger

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James B

Oakland, CA

Small, but solid Sub

July 12, 2014

Great little sub. Nice solid bass - deep, clean & tight. Great value.

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Dallas, Texas

Terrific bass! Don't judge it by its size!

October 1, 2013

I own a single cab 2003 Ford Ranger Edge, and this Kicker sub fits perfectly behind my center console and driver's seat. More importantly, it sounds great and didn't cost me a lot of money! If you don't have a lot of space in your vehicle, this is definitely the way to go.

I have the sub hooked up to a Kicker CX 300.1 amp, and the pass through on my Kenwood stereo set to 85 Hz. You can definitely feel the bass, and the sub will rattle your rear view mirror.

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West Hollywood CA

Big Sound from a Tissue Box-Sized Package!

February 9, 2011

This unit is great! It fit under the trunk floor so it's completely hidden and amped with 300 watts it is enough to really thump. It's nowhere near the chest-thumping power of a 12" per se, but it was more than enough to shake the mirrors and really provide some great low-end.

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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 TCVT82 (10TCVT82)