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10" Single 4 ohms Kappa Perfect Subwoofer (10VQ)

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Infinity Kappa Perfect 10 VQ

10" Single 4 ohms Kappa Perfect Subwoofer (10VQ)

$119.99

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  • 10" Variable-Q Design: Performance adjustable for most applications
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • Bumped and Vented Polepieces Included that allow for 3 Different Motor Strengths and Performances
  • Cast-aluminum basket
  • Magnesium Metal Matrix (M3D) Woofer Cone with Curvilinear Design
  • Large-Roll Nitrile-butylene-rubber one-piece surround and gasket
  • Tinsel leads integrated into the Spider
  • Integrated Front Gasket
  • Proprietary Die-Cast Aluminum Basket
  • Single 3", 4-Ohm Voice Coil
  • Peak Power Handling: 1600 watts
  • RMS Power Handling: 400 watts
  • Frequency Response: 25 Hz - 400 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 87 dB
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

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.
10"
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.
1600 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.
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 - 400 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 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.
16.75 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.
Magnesium Metal Matrix (M3D) Cone with Curvilinear Design
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.
Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR)
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.

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.
0.3 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.
1.0 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.
1.25 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.
2.5 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.
6-1/2"
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.
9-5/16"
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
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Labor Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
80%
4 Star
20%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
4.8
Features
5.0
Design
5.0
Usability
4.4
Paris

New Milford, CT

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Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Very Nice/Clean Sub

March 2, 2007

After building a box for my kicker, a friend wanted to build a box for the two 10" Infinity's I sold him. I never had them in my car, but they sound amazing in his car. The box is a 2.4 cubic ft. ported enclosure tuned to 35hz. It pounds, you can hear him coming from quite a large distance.

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Dallas

Standish, CA

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Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Holy cow!

January 19, 2007

I have two of these and they hit. Great subs for the price. Its so loud I'm afraid to turn my amp up anymore.

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sergio

pensacola, FL

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Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Infinity Kappa 10 VQ

November 20, 2008

I have looked at and listened to other subs but Infinity just are the best. For quality and price compared to higher priced subs. If you look and compare the specs, you can't go wrong. If your looking for a nice even sound in your car or truck. You want to get these, 400 wts. is all you need and it will still turn heads.

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jerry

Elmont, NY

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Simply Exelent

December 8, 2007

This sub is absolutely one of the most accurate, tight, efficient, loud, sub-woofer's out there. One 10" perfect properly powered out preforms two 10" of lesser quality. In a nutshell
Infinity Perfect is all in its model name.

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Jesse

Allen, TX

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Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Great subwoofers with options for different boxes

August 15, 2012

I installed two of these subs in a friends Ford Escape. I built the box at 4.75 cu ft net tuned to 34hz. These subs sound great. They are now Sundown Audio SA-10's, but they still surprised me as I have been installing car stereos for over 10 years. They hit low with authority and had very good upper range. They can take a bit more power than 400wrms. I installed an Audiopipe AP15001D and wired the subs to a 1 ohm load so they were receiving quite a bit of watts. They should be able to receive roughly 600wrms depending on your box. Maybe 700wrms in a sealed box. The only con I have about these subwoofers is that they require an awful lot of airspace for a ported enclosure. 1.25-2.5 cu ft of airspace is alot for a 10" subwoofer. So he has a big box that takes up most of his back area of his Escape. To be honest, the box is big enough for two 12's or 2 15's. 5 cu ft net of airspace for optimal output is alot. That is in the range of how much 12's and some 15's require. Being that they sound much better ported than in a sealed box. I gave it two stars for ease of use because of the large amount of airspace this subwoofer requires. It really limits you on vehicles you can install this in. If it were me and I had a 4-5 cu ft box, I would purchase 2 12's and it would be much much louder. The inserts are nice, but you really only need one as most people wont use the one for an IB setup.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

PERFECT10VQ

UPC

050667033682

Weight

27.00lbs

Internal SKU

perfect10vq

Internal Product ID

7816

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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