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Kicker CVR124 (07CVR124)

12" Dual 4 ohm CompVR Series Car Subwoofer

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Kicker Car Audio The Industry Standard in Sound, Performance, and Price

The KICKER CompVR has evolved into one of the hottest and most popular subwoofers on the market today. This is because it uses advanced KICKER technology to provide incredible sounding bass, while keeping the price affordable for everyone! The CVR's top-plate design, strong dual voice coils, and overall motor structure allow the sub to handle more power and withstand more abuse. The ribbed Santoprene surround adds strength and offers a new level of high excursion. The unique, and highly noticeable injection-molded cone completely eliminate flex by incorporating a 360-degree back bracing and aluminized coating. On the back there are spring-loaded push terminals to provide a fast and very secure install.

KICKER's CompVR subwoofer offers features beyond any other woofer in its class. It has consistently been the industry standard in sound, performance and price.


  • 12" Dual 4 Ohm CompVR Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 800 watts
    • RMS: 400 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 4 ohms
  • Inverted Structural Dome Polymineral Injection Molded Cone: Remains rigid, and lowers distortion
  • Rear Cone Brace: Offers unmatched strength and resistance to deformation
  • Ribbed Santoprene Surround for Linear Cone Motion
  • 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
  • Other search terms: CVR12 4 ohms, CVR124, 07CVR12, 07CVR124, 07CVR 12" 4 ohm, CompVR 12", CVR 12", Comp VR 12"
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product History:

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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.
Comp-VR / CVR (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.
800 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.
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.
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".
86.7 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.
12.64 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.
Injection Molded Polypropylene (IMPP)
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.
6-3/8"
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.
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
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
76%
4 Star
23%
3 Star
1%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.9
Features
4.7
Design
4.7
Usability
4.8
chris

gallatin, TN

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Its ok

December 7, 2012

I like this sub but with so many great reviews i was expecting a little bit more i guess. I think kicker is a little bit over rated.

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Tom

santa clarita ca

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They blew quickly

February 9, 2010

For me i have a dodge ram 4 door and i have to use a custom box, this box takes allot of the bass away because of the air, if i had a big square box these would bump hardcore but they blew for me, i was playing them less than i played my old subs and they lasted a quarter of the length, i used to have rocksford p3's

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ROBERT619

SAN DIEGO,CA

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KING KONG IN MY TRUNK

September 19, 2012

I Have 2 Of These In A Ported With A Hfi 1000.1 Wired To 1 Ohm And It Sounds Good...I Had A 12'' W7 And I Think Their Not As Loud But Close To It...Dont Really Like The Sq But What Ever Their Loud...

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Zachary

Plymouth, MA

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kicker cvr 12 inch sub review

November 23, 2011

These subs slam. They will blow an amp before the sub will blow, I've blown 4 amps all at 1000 watt rms and turned up half way and the amps were all bridged. I would recommend these subs to anyone looking for a great sub with a lot of power and a firm bump. Kicker tells it how it is, livin loud.

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TIM TIM

scotch plains, NJ

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Amazing Value

May 14, 2009

I purchased one of these sub woofers to replace the pair that I already had in my car. Let me tell you this was an amazing purchase. I put one in a ported box and the bass is absolutely ridiculous. I have been pulled over multiple times while driving at night for disturbing the peace. These subs hit so hard, so clean, and so clear! I would recommend these to anyone! Make sure you have an amp to power these guys I know it is rated 400RMS but I have it hooked up to a 500RMS amp and I can still give them full power and they never distort.

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Dexter

Houma, LA

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Good Subs

January 12, 2011

I bought 2 of these and put them in a ported box. I have them running off of a Power Acoustik BAMF 2000/1D wired to 1 ohm. When I initially hooked them up and began testing them, I noticed that one of them would scratch even at low volume. It turns out the voice coil on that subwoofer was off center, so I sent it back, and I'm currently waiting to receive a new one. I currently have one of them hooked up, and it moves some air. With one of these it's already pretty loud. I can't wait to get my other one back. I can't even imagine how loud it will be. I'm a senior in high school, and with 2 of these subs, I would say that I easily have the loudest system at school.

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Jonathan

Shelby TWP, MI

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Excellent Product Worth Every Penny

October 21, 2010

I now own 2 kicker L7 12" and just bought 2 kicker CVR 12" for my girlfriend. These bad boys came with a 3 year warranty and have yet to show signs of damage. These have the brutal strength of a bear and the power of thunder.

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alex

Waltham, MA

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Awesome Sub

March 1, 2010

This is a great sub, i purchased it with the sonic box and sub package. it runs to a visonik amp and it is in a sealed enclosure. This sub bumbs really hard. i want to get another to be twice as loud. definitely a great sub for the money.

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Tubbie

Rialto, CA

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Kicker CVR beast

May 13, 2013

I purchased these 6 months ago. I have 2 12's and boy do these hit. they are rated 400w rms, 800max. But I had a crunch v. Pounder 2100 watt amp and the speakers fried my amp. So kicker is the way to go really durable great sound and quality. I recommend for anyone.

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Kyle

San Antonio, TX

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Loud!!

February 14, 2012

I have 2 of these in my Yukon and they hit really hard. The best subs for the value!

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fatcat

warwick rhode island

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worth the money

November 14, 2011

Doesn't handle the low low notes as well as hoped but thats what happenes with small magnets. Handles less power then listed too.

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Aaron

Phoenix, AZ

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Kicker 12" CVRs

November 9, 2011

These subs are beast. I have two of them hooked up to a Crunch P.1100.2 and they hit hard and clean. People always ask me if those are really 12". If you really want big bass in your trunk kicker is the way to go.

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Adam

Sparks, NV

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Kicker subs always perform perfect!

September 8, 2011

As I exbelted they performed perfect and for heavy rock pound great.

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Guillermo

San Ardo, CA

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kicker 07crv124

March 30, 2011

Trying to upgrade my system from 10's to 12's I bought this Kicker CVR when I installed them in my car I was happy deeper and more clear bass came out of this subs. I have them for six months and they are still hitting hard just like the day I bought them. If you are trying to add bass to your car you cant go wrong with Kicker.

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Coltin

Ohio

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Boomin

February 11, 2011

I have two of these in the back seat of my truck with a 1000 watt Rockford Fosgate punch and they slam!

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Jeremy

Port Saint Joe, FL

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worked great

December 24, 2010

this lil sub was a great buy. its in a small sealed box alone in a dodge caliber. it kicks great.

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Ocala, Fl.

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Kicker 07CVR124

November 9, 2010

These subs are great. I have 2 and they vibrate my throat and give me a nice back massage from my chair. These are the best circle subs you could get for the price.

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5 poppin 6 droppin

bay city michigan

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great subs

May 7, 2010

I have four of these and an L7 all 12in dual 4s in slot ported boxes in a Jeep Cherokee running off of a Hifonics Bxi2010d pushing 2000rms im hitting around 153.4-169.9 db depending on the song for the price there's nothing better

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george

arlington heights, illinois

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March 10, 2010

These a good step up from my previous mtx 4500. The sound is clean and deep, but it wont hit the highs in the 100 and up hz range no big problem because the power on the lows is unreal.

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DFL

Pennsylvania

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Awesome Subwoofer

January 9, 2010

I have this subwoofer in a 1.48 Cu. ft. sealed box that I purchased from Sonic Electronix. It's being powered at 2 ohms by an Alpine MRP-M500. it hits hard! The bass is low and it gets loud! I have one of these in my '04 Durango and it's plenty! Sounds great with every time type of music from country to rock.

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

Single 12" Subwoofer Angled Truck or Hatchback Box Enclosure

CARB Compliant, 5/8" MDF Shallow Sub Enclosure Lined with Polyfil.

Your Price $29.99

20 Ft. of Kicker 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

Get true gauge Kicker speaker wire to match your Kicker subwoofer!

Your Price $34.95

Belva 23 ft. of 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

Ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation.

Your Price $14.99

20 Square Feet of Sound Dampening Material

NVX Sound dampening is thicker than competitors, eliminates rattles and gives you bigger bass!

Your Price $59.99

Stinger Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

Stinger's Roadkill sound dampening series is sure to kill unwanted road noise and rattles! Enough sound dampening for your whole trunk!

Your Price $69.99

12 oz. Can of Adhesive Spray

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

Your Price $6.99

40" x 15 Ft Piece of Premium Un-Backed Automotive Trim Carpet

Durable design for long life-span, available in many colors and shades.

Your Price $39.99

Gold Plated Dual Terminal Banana Plug Connector

Enables an expandable, secure connection accepting up to 8 gauge wire.

Your Price $1.99

2" Universal, Professional Heavy Duty Roller for Sound Damping/Dampening

Universal rubber roller to make it easy to install sound dampening.

Your Price $7.99

Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

Includes Test Light, Crimp/Splice Tool, Multi-bit Screwdriver and more.

Your Price $16.99

Xscorpion 9-Piece Nylon Plastic Pry and Chisel Tool Set

Easily removes dash/trims, door clips, panels and pins, rubber grommets and vehicle emblems.

Your Price $14.99

Cordless Multi-Functional Heat Tool Soldering Iron Kit

Continuous working lock allows you to work without holding down trigger.

Your Price $79.99

4 Ft of 1/4" Thick Black Heat Shrink Tubing

Provides abrasion resistance and added protection for your cables.

Your Price $3.99

1mm All Purpose Solder

Solder is all purpose for use on most projects where solder is needed.

Your Price $8.99

Kicker GR120

12" Speaker Grille for Kicker Subwoofers

Your Price $26.95

12" Protective Waffle Subwoofer Grille

Keep your subwoofer looking amazing while keeping it safe.

Your Price $4.99

Scosche SPL Meter

Monitor the noise level of your new car audio system with this SPL meter measuring from 60-135 dB.

Your Price $21.99

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Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Kicker CVR124 (07CVR124) Subwoofers

Mono Amp

4 Channel Amp

4 Kicker CVR124 (07CVR124) Subwoofers

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2 Channel Amp - Bridged

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

07CVR124

UPC

713034027683

Weight

15.00lbs

Internal SKU

07cvr124

Internal Product ID

8363

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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