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Kicker CVX122 (06CVX122)

12" Dual 2 ohm CompVX Series Car Subwoofer

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12" Dual 2 ohm CompVX Series Car Subwoofer

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  • 12" Dual 2 Ohm CompVX Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1500 watts
    • RMS: 750 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 2 ohm
  • 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 separate, 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
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

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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.
CompVX / CVX (Kicker)
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.
1500 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.
750 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).
20 - 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".
87.1 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.
Dark Gray
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.
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

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
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.
1.0 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.
4.6 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.
1.75 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.
2.25 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.
6-5/8"
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.
11-1/8"
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
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
75%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.6
Features
4.6
Design
4.8
Usability
4.8
austin

Diberville, MS

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December 14, 2006

man these subs are the shiz. i got 2 of em in a ported box with a capacitor and a 2000 volfenhag amp, and lemme tell u this my rear view mirror shakes like no end along with my side mirrors. Bottom line i would def. recommend getten these subs!

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james

Eustace, TX

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LOVE THEM

August 11, 2008

I got a 2000 Bravda olds wit 2 of this subs AMAZING thats all.
I got a kicker ZX1500.1 Amp pushing these subs to the RMS and a pro box.
LOUD loudest on cedar creek lake.
And i want to add another one of this subs.
KICKER can win EASY!

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sploded

florence, or

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great

October 4, 2009

great sounding sub. its clean crisp and clear. can handle lots of power, nothing wrong with them at all. i've had two wired up for almost 6 months. these things kick butt.

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Tapper

Owensboro KY

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Straight Bangs!

February 2, 2009

I have two of these in a custom ported box with a 3000 watt diesel audio amp. had to get my alternator rebuilt because of all the power I'm pushing with my other amp on my jbl speakers and a kinetic battery and it straight bangs no joke i had to buy a whole car kit of dynamat just so my car wouldn't fall apart no joke i busted the hatch window in my saab 9-3 and my dad had to replace a heavy duty glass in there but he likes car audio so it wasn't no big deal he thumps is to ha. though these subs are 1500 pure watt subs and if you have em in the right box with a solid amp you will be the loudest on the block be ready.

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kris Nanand

Minneapolis, MN

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YEP

September 17, 2008

I had 2 12' of these bad boys they bang like no other

i had a Kicker ZX2500.1
in parallel .... these bad boys took a pounding they held up their names

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shane

Mexico, MO

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kicker does it again!

February 20, 2008

I have had many different subs in my day. And I must say I always come back to kicker. They have the hardest hitting subs. these are the same as a kicker L7 just the round version. I have 2 in a ported box running 2.1 cubic ft per chamber on a Hifonics bx1606d. and wow sounds like 2 15's. make sure you have a good amp because these things like to dance. A++++

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Scott

Pleasanton, CA

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its underrated

March 3, 2007

Pros: I have 2 DVC 2ohm wired up and bridged down to 2ohm on a BXI1606D Hifonics, I set the subsonic filter to 18hz, and LPF at 100hz, the level set 70%. I drive through one of the mall that has enclosed parking. sound alarms goes off! You want to use Sealed Box w/ 1.0-1.3cu ft3 per chamber and push full rms on each sub.

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Richard

Allegan, MI

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beaten up the trunk

July 11, 2008

my cousin owns a pair of these bad boys power by a Kicker ZX1000.1, and they pound... he gets the cops called on him by a lady that lives no where near him. these are crazy and i highly recommend them.

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eric

utica, MI

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great

September 14, 2009

i love these subs. i have 3 12 inch cvx in my 98 mustang with 2 3000 watt pioneer amps thats over 4000 rms of power. i have 3 kinetik power cells. theremel heat rating of .004. trust me if u have a enough true power. real rated power, theese subs will blow ur mind. i never heard a car come close to mine

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mike

minooka, IL

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kickers remain on top.

July 10, 2008

wow. that was the first thing i said when i heard the comp vx for the first time. i liked them so much i went and bought two and let me say I'm still impressed. i got the running in a ported box with a 3000 watt amp and boy does it pound. if you want hard hitting bass, go with the comp vx.

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JJ

Omaha, NE

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Sickest subs

January 7, 2010

I have 2 of those babes in my trunk. I have owned 2 Alpine Type R's, 2 Re audio RE series. Listened Kicker VR's, JL W3s, Kicker L5, and Treos, ect. Any way if your looking for something that is cheap and worth the money this is the one I would suggest to go with it, I had Alpine Type R's and I think they are not as loud as Kicker VR's and the L5 is a good sub, but it only have 600 Watts of RMS, compare with the L7 this is the one to go with, every thing the same besides one is square, and one is round. If you want to livin loud just go with either one of those, looking for savings go with this one.

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Stephen

Lancaster, SC

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Great Buy

March 14, 2009

These subs are great. They can take the power you give them and put out serious sound. I have had no problems from these subs . . . simply they are great

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Paul

thousand oaks, CA

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whoa...

July 13, 2007

i just got 2 of these babies and let me tell you i wasnt expecting that much but i was wrong. i have 2 hooked up to a jl audio 1000/1 and a yellow top optima in a sealed dual 12" 1.0 cft per chamber and this thing pounds. ive been through apline type r's, jl w7's, kicker cvrs and i've finally found the sub ive been lookin for all my life. they get pretty loud and still sound good while they do it. i wired them up wrong the first time and one blew so i got them replaced and wired them correctly at 2 ohms with only 1000watts rms / by the 2. if you want that CLEAR (and i do mean clear) hard hitting bass then look no further and purchase these right now.

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Danny

Tampa, FL

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Amazing

December 14, 2006

I just bought the package that came with the 750.1 kicker amp and this sub in a box. It sounds amazing!!!!!I first had a 10 inch L5 powered by a cheap 800 watt sony amp. I thought that was good, but when i got this with a good wiring kit, it made a huge difference. I experience the hard to breath situation that other people have been talking about. This sub is highly recomended by me. It was also a good deal tooo, 479.99 for this sub in a box with the amp. Must get!!!!!!!

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Drophed

Anderson, SC

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2 12" CVX's

June 16, 2009

I would recommend these subs to anybody who wanted to be the loudest on their block, city, and probably state :D . I got two of these in a homemade custom slot ported box to 35Hz and roughly 2.15ft^3 per chamber with only about 350 - 400 watts rms goin to each of em and they put 15's to shame, this is said to be the baddest round speaker kicker makes and I have to agree. I have set off car alarms with my amp less than half up. I would say that these subs in my particular box easily hit 145 dB with the amp 1/2 up or less. If you want a lotta bump for not such a harsh price check these out, you won't be disappointed, however I would reccomend investing a little extra money in a good quailty box if you don't have the luxuries, know how, or time to build your own.

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Pony

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

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Amazing Product

December 27, 2009

I was in the market for a good sub. I only wanted to run one sub for space purposes and I read a lot of good things about this sub so I bought it. I was only running about 500rms to this sub in a ported box and it shook the hell out of my car. Loud, but more importantly nice clean bass. No distortion at all. It honestly got too loud for my own preferences but still sounded great. Amazing sub and I would recommend this sub to anyone.

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i really wanted heavier base. I had two of the 12 inch sola-baric SC 09S12C4. not enough. Had an alternator built from DC power and added a battery for system as well
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

CVX122

UPC

713034026006

Weight

23.00lbs

Internal SKU

06cvx122

Internal Product ID

6514

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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