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Kicker 05CVR122

12" CompVR CVR122 Dual 2 ohms

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  • 12" Dual 2 Ohms CompVR Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 800 watts
    • RMS: 400 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 2 ohms
  • Inverted structural dome polymineral injection molded cone: Remains rigid, and lowers distortion
  • Ribbed santoprene surround for linear cone motion
  • Rear Cone Brace: Offers unmatched strength and resistance to deformation
  • Silver-Coated Stamped Steel Basket
  • Stitched Surround: Ensures the cone and surround won't seperate, even under the highest loads
  • High-temp Polyimide Film Voice Coil Former
  • Dual Ultra-Length Voice Coils
  • Perimiter Venting
  • Sleeved High-Power Tinsel Lead Wires
  • Spring Loaded Nickel-Plated Terminals
  • Authorized Internet Dealer

Grilles Not Included

Product History:

Kicker 40CWR122 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Kicker 10CVR122 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker 40CWR122 (CWR122))
Kicker 07CVR122 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker CVR122 (10CVR122))
Kicker 05CVR122 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker CVR122 (07CVR122))
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker 05CVR122)

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.
12"
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.
Dual
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 - 500 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".
86.7 dB
Xmax (millimeters)
Typically measured in millimeters, the Xmax value is the measure of a speaker cone's maximum excursion in one direction while maintaining a linear behavior.
12.64 mm
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.
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

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.
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.
6-3/16"
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.
11-1/8"

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
78%
4 Star
17%
3 Star
3%
2 Star
3%
1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.7
Value
4.7
Features
4.7
Design
4.6
Usability
4.8

JUAN

vegas, NV

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BEST SUB FOR THE PRICE

June 30, 2009

THIS SUB IS MY FIRST SUB AND IT IS SO LOUD. I HAVE IT IN A 1.7 SEALED BOX AND 700 WATT AMP BRIDGED AT 1 OHM AND CANT BELIEVE I ONLY HAVE ONE SUB. I AM SO SATISFIED THAT I AM GOIN TO BUY A SECOND ONE. AND THE BEST PART ABOUT THIS IS THAT THEY SEND YOU THE 07 MODEL INSTEAD OF THE 05.. GREAT SUBWOOFER YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED..

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Rich

McMinnville, OR

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AWSOME SUB;B

June 10, 2009

I have 2 of these 12inch kickers in my 04 civic si.... in the kicker box with the single six inch port... THEY POUND VERY HARD and VERY CLEAN i have a cheap xplode 1,000watt amp running them and they are awsome... have had them for 2 years not once have had a problem with them....before these i had 2 1,000watt punches and they dont come close to these kickers... VERY HAPPY WITH THEM...

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SmittyEisenhower

Stephenville, TX

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Sweet Deal

April 2, 2009

I bought these subs because they were the best bang for my buck and i was right! These things slam! as of right now i just have them hooked up to a crappy sony amp! but still! amazing!! i had to buy new, more sturdy subs when my mtx's went up in smoke (literally!!), they couldnt take it, these can! Awesome buy! The BEST part about it, i bought these '05s because they were cheaper than the '07s, and they shipped me the '07s for the '05s price!!! cant beat that!!! that's a nice $130 discount!!! thank you sonic electronix!!!!

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Josh

Grand Rapids, MI

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Good

March 10, 2009

I used to own these speakers and wish that I had never gotten rid of them. They have the ability to hit all the low notes and it really gives others a run for there money

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Matt

Clemson, SC

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Great sub!

March 4, 2009

I have this subwoofer in a 1998 Chevrolet Pickup Extended cab, in a sealed box underneath my back seat. The subwoofer doesn't get nearly as much air space as it's recommended to have, and it still hits HARD. It's hooked up to an MTX 300XD amp at around half power, so it's running less than half RMS, and I've been pulled over numerous times. Listen responsibly =] Overall, this subwoofer is a great deal, it has nice, crisp sound (and if it doesn't, you didn't set it up right.). It's definitely a great deal, and a wonderful buy! It's the envy of all my friends.

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Greyson

Phoenix, AZ

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Great sub

March 2, 2009

Kicker quality at a cheap price! This is great! I have one in a small ported box and this thing shakes my '89 Cadillac Deville very well. I am powering it with a hitron 1000.1 at 400 watts (4 ohms). Great buy!

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Nathan

TX

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Great subs for this price!

February 24, 2009

My friend had bought these subs with the Enclosure and Sub combo, he had paired with a Rockford Fosgate Amp, crazy deep bass, actually shook the door of Taco Bell when he was parked on the other side... yea, if given enough power and with the proper wiring and such, they WILL bang. Really for this price range it is the best bang for the buck in my opinion. A+ Quality!

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Brian

Florissant, MO

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Good All Around Sub

January 27, 2009

I installed these at an old job. They're an all around good sub, nice clean sound with the ability to pound. Just have to make sure you put enough wattage to them and the right amp.

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Austin

Columbia, SC

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this is great!

November 24, 2008

this sounds very good and is very loud! unfortunately i have only heard it with a kicker amp.. so i am not sure how it will sound with another amp but im sure it will still be very clear and loud.

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Matthew

Oconto Falls, WI

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Sweet

September 4, 2008

I purchased two of these and wired them as a 1 ohm load each. I have them wired to a 1250w power acoustik amp and they pound pretty hard and it was clean bass. They hit hard and deep. All around great value for the quality a sub.

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Jeremy

Monroe, LA

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The coolest SUB around

August 25, 2008

These SUBs are to good. I have four of them in a 97 Crown Vic in a ported box and they r killing me slowly. The fact that i get pull over ever time i put my radio on ten explains ever thing. But the down fall of the SUBs is finding a amp to push all this power

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Jaime

Elgin, IL

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Great Buy!

July 28, 2008

I haven't installed them yet, but I hear good things about them. 400 rms 800 watts peak, I bought a KAC9104D to power them. You should get these.

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Gloria

Worland, WY

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Kickers...Livin Loud is right!

July 11, 2008

These speakers are amazingly powerful. When the bass is going, I cant look out my rear view mirror!! I have heard many subs, and these are an extreme value. Huge bass with these things. I recommend. They also look really cool.

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dylan

Merritt Island, FL

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one of the best bang for the buck

July 10, 2008

These are some of the best 12s that you can buy and get more than u pay for. I had 6 of these bad boys in a sealed box and i hit 130db with 3, 5500 watt P/A amp.

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Addison

Schofield Barracks, HI

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Great Bass

January 18, 2008

I had two of these hooked to the Kicker 400x1 amp. they were only getting pushed to half of their RMS, but still managed to slam so hard they broke a peice of panneling from my trunk. Sound Quality isnt the greatest but if you are looking for loud bass at low cost, these are definitely the way to go.

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Brandon

Scottsdale, AZ

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factory setup

January 3, 2008

I connected one of these subs to an ma audio amp pushing 400 watts RMS from the factory head unit in a Chevy HHR and it sounds amazing! I didn't expect such good results from this setup considering the lack of an after market HU but, I was very impressed. Would recommend this sub as a very affordable option to anyone.

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Derek

Lakeland, FL

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frikin awsum!

July 13, 2007

I love these subs. there cheap and when used in the right box they hit insane!! i have 4 of these running on 2 2000 wtt amps and they are crazy! i recomend these to everyone

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Lillian

Ford City , PA

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Crazy Good

July 12, 2007

they hit hard an clear very happy power by a zx450:2 amp an 4v's of preamp from head unit sound great in slot ported box from this site great for first system good buy can be heard far away

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Scott

Pleasanton, CA

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its good sub for the price

March 13, 2007

SE has lowered this price dramatically since last year. If you are an entry person into car audio. Start with this then work your way up. Beginner sub, it has a limit. Always remember to be gentle with kickers for the first 2 hours of playing then you can abuse them.

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Dan

st.louis, MO

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kicker cvr12

March 13, 2007

these are the best subs i have ever owned. I have two of the kicker cvr12 ohms with a fosgate p600 mono amp and they hit really hard. as long as you give them enough power about 600 watts rms you won't be disappointed.

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

Single 12" Subwoofer Angled Truck or Hatchback Box Enclosure

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

Your Price $34.99

Single 12" Ported Enclosure Custom Black Baffle

Gold Binding post terminals and a high quality 5/8" MDF construction.

Your Price $59.99

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

20 oz. Bag of Poly-Fil

Polyester fiber fiberfill adds better bass to your system.

Your Price $5.99

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

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

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

12" 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

Impedance Meter / Signal Generator

Easy to locate tuning frequencies of passive radiators and ported enclosures

Your Price $299.99

1 Kicker 05CVR122 Subwoofer

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

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Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Kicker 05CVR122 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

4 Channel Amp

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2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

05CVR122

UPC

713034019541

Weight

14.00lbs

Internal SKU

05cvr122

Internal Product ID

3406

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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