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Kicker 05C154

15" Single 4 ohms Comp Series Subwoofer C154 C15

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Huge Bass on a Budget

Who says that you have to spend a lot of money to get some solid bass in your car? The Kicker Comp subwoofer is the perfect subwoofer for those that want some quality subs without breaking the bank.

The Kicker Comp subwoofer incorporates sturdy materials, great looks, and Kicker engineering to produce a subwoofer with fantastic bass. The vacuum formed polymineral cone and polyfoam ribbed surround are double stitched together for the ultimate in durability and strength. The Inverted Structural Dome (ISD) is designed to eliminate unwanted flex in the cone, resulting in clearer and deeper bass. The genius engineers at Kicker have also designed this incredible woofer to work in sealed and vented enclosures, as well as free-air applications. Along the spider you will find the Kicker's Spiralead tinsel-leads, allowing for greater strength and durability of the woofer. Don't let the price on this woofer fool you. You are going to get solid bass with a woofer that is going to last a long time.

  • 15" Single 4 Ohms Comp Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 500 watts
    • RMS: 250 watts
  • Impedance: Single 4 ohms
  • Vacuum Formed Polymineral Cone with ISD (Inverted Structural Dome)
  • Rear Cone Brace
  • Double Stitched Surround
  • Optimized Polyfoam Ribbed Surround Radius
  • High-Temp Polyimide Film Voice Coil Former
  • Ultra-Length Voice Coil
  • Sleeved high-Power Tinsel Lead Wire
  • Spring-Loaded Nickel Plated Terminals
  • Two-Piece Vented Hyper-Extended Blackened Pole Piece and Backplate
  • Perimeter Venting in the Basket and Motor Assembly
  • Marine-Ready
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Kicker C154 (07C154))
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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.
500 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.
250 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
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".
90.2 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.
9.76 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.
Black
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
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.
Ribbed Poly-Foam
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.
7-3/8"
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.
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
80%
4 Star
10%
3 Star
10%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.8
Features
4.4
Design
4.5
Usability
4.8
Damian

Beaverton, OR

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Comps!

June 17, 2010

Everyone knows about kicker. The great thing about kicker is that you don't have to buy the higher end products to get quality sound. From the low end to high end, it's all good. Yes, they are loud, clear and chest thumping!

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Slick

spring creek, Nevada

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AMAZING

March 30, 2009

I have 2 of these subs hooked up to a boss 1100 watt amp and it BANGS

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Jonathon

Indiana

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Pretty nice

March 8, 2009

I got these 2nd hand from a friend, and i traded them off again, but with the right amp they sounded pretty good. The low wattage is the part I had troubles with.

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Christopher

Cantonment, FL

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nice

May 4, 2008

I bought two of these subs from Sonic about two years and three months ago and they still deliver clear deep bass and drastically enhance my vehicles sound system. When I bought them they were $110 - $125 but they are a steal at the price listed now. If installed properly with the right kind of power going to them I would guarantee anyone to be satisfied with these subs. Mine are mounted in a single 4.3cuft box firing straight up in the back of an SUV with a Boss RT1045 amp (Sonic no longer sells these but it's equivalnt today is the D800.2)and a $120 Pioneer head unit. For $70 I would recomend these to anyone wanting to upgrade their car audio. P.S. Boss makes an exelent amp. It too has been in my car since I've had the subs and I've never had any problems with any of the Boss amps I've owned. I dont play the name game and buy pricey amps because I'm very satisfied with the quality of the one I've got.

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Nathan

Penfield, NY

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Kicker Comps rule

April 23, 2008

I have always been a fan of Kicker. All you need is one kicker comp 15 and you are good to go. This woofer drops and hits hard. Great sub, I would recommend this to anyone not looking to empty there pocket book and get a lot of boom for his or her buck.

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Joshua

Orlando, FL

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Four Banga's

October 25, 2007

One of my friends has four of these in his Toyota 4runner, and it's INSANE! If you want some good subwoofers for cheap but still bang then get these things. I don't know anybody else that could even compete with these things.

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Andrew

Kellogg, IA

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Its ok

July 16, 2007

This sub is good quality for being a cheap 15.the watts are very under rated,it takes alot to power this sub.Its a good buy for the money.

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Jonathan

Tickfaw, LA

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Pretty Nice

December 14, 2006

This is a pretty impressive sub for the money that you spend for it. A very good bang for your buck. This thing can get pretty loud even though it is small wattage. I definately recommend this sub.

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Travis

Clinton Township, MI

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Bass Anyone?

November 1, 2006

I used to own 1 of these subs i had it hooked up to a 1000 watt amp at 4 oms and let me tell you i was suprised when i would turn it all the up it kept knocking the wind out of me and my throat felt wierd when i got out of my car you can hear this thing at the least a block away a very good buy i completey recommed this sub!!

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william

Whitewater, WI

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like mine alot want to get another.

November 27, 2005

i own one of these. i want another one. ive heard two of them and wow i was amazed. they are nice if you dont want to run alot of watts or spend a couple grand on a system. i had about 100 watts going to this and it was as ( if not louder) loud as my two ten inch l5s that i had, i was running about 600 watts to those. everything in my car was rattling i would recommed these if you want alot of bass but not to the point of comp. and you dont want to have to pay more then you did for the car for a system.

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

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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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15" Protective Waffle Metal Subwoofer Grille

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1 Kicker 05C154 Subwoofer

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2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 Kicker 05C154 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Kicker 05C154 Subwoofers

4 Channel Amp

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Mono Amp

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

05C154

UPC

713034019664

Weight

20.00lbs

Internal SKU

05c154

Internal Product ID

3832

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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