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18" SoloX Subwoofer

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Kicker S18X SoloX Dual 1 Ohm

18" SoloX Subwoofer

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You've heard the rumors - a monster SPL sub from KICKER - an 18-inch square-coned giant - a sub so big it takes two guys to even look at it, let alone carry it - power ratings of 5000 watts RMS and 10,000 watts peak - a field-replaceable cone/coil assembly- It's all true AND MORE! The outrageous KICKER SoloX S18X is the biggest thing yet from the biggest name in bass. Eighteen inches and 100 pounds of the scariest, hairiest subwoofer to ever pound the face of the earth - engineered to deliver mind-numbing, gut-busting low frequency mayhem that only the seriously warped have the nerve to even imagine. The SoloX is for the hard-core SPL competitor (or guys that behave that way), and sometimes these folks blow things up. That's why we designed it with a removable cone/coil assembly. If you happen to really freak and let out the magic smoke, you can easily swap things out in minutes without pulling the entire sub! How does it perform? It grabbed World Championships in its first SPL competition (that means it's loud) - AND in its first Sound Quality competition (that means it sounds good). How's that?
  • Model S18X
  • Size (IN., CM) 18, 45.7
  • Impedance (OHMS) 1 ohm DVC
  • Max Rec Amplifier Power (WATTS PEAK) 10000
  • Max Rec Amplifier Power (WATTS RMS) 5000
  • Sensitivity (dB 1W/1M) 89.7
  • Frequency Response (HZ) 18-100
  • Mounting Depth (IN., CM) 11-3/8, 28.9
  • Mounting Cutout, Square (IN., CM) 16-11/16, 42.4
  • Recommended Box Volumes The SoloX is engineered for highly specialized installations/applications. See the Tech Manual or consult the KICKER Technical Support Team for enclosure specifications based on your individual requirements.
  • This unit has had the SPAIR replaced. It has never been used, but it is permitted to be sold below MAP because it is considered a factory closeout
  • No warranty
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
Sub Parts & Accessories Included: SLAM (SPAIR Lockdown Attachment Mechanism)™
  • Aluminum frame which locks down the removable assembly

SPAIR (Simple Pull Apart Insertable Replacement)™ (pat.pend.)
  • A stamped steel basket holding the removable cone/voicecoil assembly.
    • Titanium Deposit Impregnated Cone with rolled outer edge, ISD, stitched surround
    • Titanium Deposit Impregnated Cone with rolled outer edge, ISD, stitched surround
    • Dual Ultra-Length 3.5-inch Voice Coil
    • B3-Link 3-Way Connection System™ allows binding post, terminal block, or barrier strip connection
    • Strain relief boots on tinsel lead wires

BAM (Basket and Motor assembly)™ - the heavy part.
  • Cast Aluminum Basket
  • UniPlate V.2™ extended pole/backplate assembly
  • X-Vent™ Extended Pole (pat.pend.) for cool operation
  • ARCTIC (Aluminum Rapid Cooling Thermal Induction Centering) Cap™ centers SPAIR and aids cooling by adding mass and channeling air into X-Vent
  • Triple Stack Custom Tooled Magnet
  • Chrome Plated Backplate
  • Thick Rubber Magnet Boot protects against damage during installation

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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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".
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.
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.

Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
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.
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.
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.

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.

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.
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.
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.
Minimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum ported 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.
Maximum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum 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.
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.
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.

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
Not warranted
Labor Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.7
Value
4.8
Features
4.5
Design
4.8
Usability
4.3
Bryan

West Palm Beach, FL

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OMG.

September 24, 2005

Umm... this sub is insane. It is probably the closest bass you can get to a JACK HAMMER from MTX for 1/6 the price. Definetly a show stopper with the right amps and box specification. ALSO. When you open the box just say, "OMG."

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robert

fort myers florida, FL

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holy crap

November 5, 2005

i first saw this sub when a friend of mine installed it in a '79 coupe deville. This thing is so powerful it actually makes it difficult to breathe if your inside the car. him & i drove around my neighborhood 5 times and 4 people called the cops complaining. so i did the only thing i could. i bought 2! ( i just wish i knew about this site so i didnt have to pay $2600!)this thing is definately worth the price, i give it 12 stars out of 10!

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Jack

Columbia, SC

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This thing hurts

January 22, 2009

Ouch. This thing really hurts if you put it over 2000 watts. I made the mistake of putting it up to full potential (I think it was around 4500 watts) and it shattered my back windows and back windshield. It also made me swerve off the road. I powered this thing with 5 5 fraud capacitors. Ouch

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Jose

Tolleson, AZ

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BIG sub

December 4, 2007

Ive had this sub for two years now, it has been great and has never given me any problems. I never pushed it to the max since I had it hooked up to a kx2500.1 amp. If you got the space this is an impressive sub.

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matt

Antlers, OK

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this 1 is a keeper

October 19, 2006

wow i put this in my 240sx and it nearly took up the
whole trunk, you wont be some other kid with a system with this speaker, can u even call this a speaker!!!!!!!

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Jon

Lynchburg, VA

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This sub rocks!!!

June 16, 2006

We had this installed in our Concert Van and it slams! This sub sounds much better ported, but requires a ton of space. I highly recommended for a professional to make the box for this sub as it easily crumbles standard materials. Also remember that if you choose to buy this serious subwoofer, you'll need a serious amp.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

03S18X1

Weight

143.00lbs

Internal SKU

03s18x1

Internal Product ID

5563

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 S18X SoloX Dual 1 Ohm