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Kicker 05CVR152

15" CompVR CVR152 Dual 2 ohms Subwoofer

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  • 15" CompVR Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1000 watts
    • RMS: 500 watts
  • Inverted structural dome polymineral injection molded cone woofer
  • Ribbed santoprene surround for linear cone motion
  • Rear cone brace: offers unmatched strength and resistance to deformation
  • 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
  • Perimeter Venting
  • Sleeved high-power tinsel lead wires
  • Spring loaded nickel-plated terminals
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Grilles Not Included

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
Kicker 10CVR152 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker 40CWR152 (CWR152))
Kicker 07CVR152 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker CVR152 (10CVR152))
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker CVR152 (07CVR152))

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.
15"
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.
1000 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.
500 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".
89.1 dB
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.
Polymineral injection molded
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.

Ported / Vented
Sealed
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.
7-15/16"
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.
13-7/8"
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.

No

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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3 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.5
Value
4.5
Features
4.7
Design
4.6
Usability
4.8

Bryan

Plainfield, IL

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Kicker CVRs

October 24, 2008

This is a very reliable subwoofer, you know exactly what you're getting when you buy the kicker brand. It beats hard with the right amplifer and is an alternative to higher prices kicker subwoofers like the L7s or L5s

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Osman

Des Moines, IA

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WOW

December 8, 2007

I've had two of these in my explorer for over two years, first i had it on an MTX 5601 Thunder amp and it hit hard. I used to blast them for 4 hours straight and they were still pounding away. Then, i got an amp off of a friend, a JBL 1200.1 and a ported box for the subs as well. It hit much harder with a ported box, i remember my friends would hear me from blocks and blocks away pounding them all day. These subs are apparently very durable and the price is amazing. I don't believe you can beat them for the price, they have been used for 2+ years and still take a good beating.

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Douglas

Memphis, TN

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The best subs I ever had.

October 18, 2007

I install this subs in my Mercury Grand Marguis about two weeks ago and I can't get enough of the bass they puts out. I ride pass people walking and in their cars and everyone is just turning their heads. I have a 2000 watts amp on them and I can tell you from expierence this are the best.

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Lisa

Thibodaux, LA

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Jordan's Review

October 12, 2007

WOW!!!!! 1 word. This woofer from kicker rocks. I recently purchased 2 of the 15 inch monsters from sonic electronix including a Kicker ZX1000.1 from them. I have them in a 1991 Chevy 1500 on 24's. And i tell you these subs a extremely loud. I made my own box at work which has 4.5 cubic feet on each woofer. I've had my friends tell me they can hear me miles down the road (1 time heard me from at least 6 miles down road) and i shake their walls. Pictures are victims now. My chevy's body panels suck in. I even put a 3 pound weight on top of one each of them for an hour beating the hell out of them and their still playing like StillWater soliders. And for the price you would be a fool not to get 1 or 2 or 3 or even 4 of these woofers. Sonic electronics is the leading premier audio dealer on the internet hands down. P.S. don't even try to go look for a better price somewhere else, your wasting your time (I TRIED!!!) NOT GONNA HAPPEN!!!!!!! JUST BUY IT NOW

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Frank

Glendo, WY

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AMAZING

July 31, 2007

I have two of these the 07 models and wow they are AMAZING!!!! I have them in a custom made ported box. These things hit crazy hard i only have 250 watts going to them at the moment and wow these are a MUST!!

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Jaron

Florissant, MO

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OH MY GOD!!

July 12, 2007

I got 2 of these things hooked up to a nice little amp. They're in a ported box. And lets just say these thing be killin my Grand Am, window flexing, trunk, roof and mirrors fell off. When im driving everyone rolls their windows up. And people turn their head when I ride by. THESE ARE A MUST BUY AND FOR THE PRICE YOU"D BE CRAZY NOT TO GET THESE!! !!TRUST ME!!

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Michael

Crystal Lake, IL

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Amazing subs

July 12, 2007

I just got these subs. So far they exceeded my expectation. I was running a alpine type-x before off a alpine MRD-1001 in a trailblazer, and that slammed hard for a single 12, but i wanted more bass so i ordered these and built a 6.4cubic ft. ported box tuned to 36hz.Now everything shakes like no body's business.My hatch door comes out a good 1 inch now. I was a little skeptical on how well they were going to sound but that to exceeded my expectation. They hit every note clearly and with authority. If you want a excellent sub that sounds good, and can put up the numbers then i suggest you don't miss out on these.

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Corey

Penn Yan, NY

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great bang for the buck

December 14, 2006

One of the best budget subwoofers i have tested. They work well in port or sealed enclosure. They will take more the rms ratings, i ran mine around 600 daily but ran 800 rms with no problem for about a week. It has similar out put to a type r. I would recomend this subwoofer to anyone who is looking for a good sub with the potental to get loud.

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logan

hamilton, IN

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great subs

November 1, 2006

great subs. get very loud and sound good while doing it, and they dont cost that much.

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Matt

Danville, CA

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Great choice!!!

January 9, 2006

I love my kicker, yet when i play it i might have to down grade to a 12" these things hit fast and hard, great choice for anyone(if you got the trunk space) but great choice overall and is reasy to match with any amp(mine is a BX605)

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mike

erie, PA

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wow

October 23, 2005

all i have to say is dont get in the vehicle with these things cranked you wont be able to hear for a while

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Benjamin

Bozeman, MT

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Great subwoofer!

August 6, 2005

Installed a pair of these in my friend's Mazda 929. They beat extremely hard and are a great subwoofer to get.

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Austin

Crookston, MN

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Kicker comp vr, durable

April 21, 2005

I bought an old style comp vr about 3 years ago and it is still pounding away. One of the best, most durable subs ive ever owned. The comp vr can really take a beating, ive seen one lit on fire, with a cracked cone and it still works great. of course that one wasnt mine because i dont beat on my subs that bad...good investment though.

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20 oz. Bag of Poly-Fil

Polyester fiber fiberfill adds better bass to your system.

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12 oz. Can of Adhesive Spray

Spray adhesive used for adhering carpet to subwoofer boxes without bubbles.

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Spring Post Terminal Cup

Makes adding a spring post terminal to an enclosure simple! Banana clip ready!

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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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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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15" Protective Waffle Metal Subwoofer Grille

Keep your subwoofer looking amazing while keeping it safe with its durable metal construction!

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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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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

05CVR152

UPC

713034019565

Weight

27.00lbs

Internal SKU

05cvr152

Internal Product ID

3410

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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