Kicker Comp VR CVR8 1-Way 8" x 12" Car Subwoofer
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Plenty of thump for a buck
Jan 23, 2008 (Updated May 1, 2008)
Review by livewire_13
Rated a Very Helpful Review
I've only had a pair of these 10" subs for a few weeks now, but I already love them.
Recommend this product?
I ended up buying two Kicker CVR10s from my local car audio joint after nearly buying cheaper Alphasoniks, when the used Rockford Fosgate paper subs I bought used kicked the bucket. Despite nearly $60 more than I intended to, just the specs on the box led me to believe I made the right choice.
Just holding Kicker's subs out of the box instills a sense of confidence. This model is made of injected molded polypropylene, a.k.a. rubber, which feels like it could really take, or give, a beating. The basket is made of steel, which does add a few pounds, but also makes the speaker feel very sturdy and strong.
While not overly important, I was pleased to find spring-loaded terminals on this item. No longer do you have to crimp lugs on and hope they fit, or worry about burning yourself while trying to establish a good solder joint. Just design your wiring scheme, strip the wires, push down on each terminal, slide the wire in and release.
These subs are rated to handle anywhere from 50 watts to 400 watts RMS apiece and up to 800 watts peak. They also boast two voice coils in two models, one with 2 ohm coils and one with 4 ohm coils. This combination means you can use it for suprisingly powerful installations or if you're only pumping a more modest 350 watts RMS, like me.
Screwed into a random dual 10" ported box I had lying around and resting in the trunk of my Ford Taurus, these subwoofers really add a low, almost trembling at times, bass that makes my rock and metal sound complete. It's also spoiled me, I can't listen to stereos in other cars anymore without expecting to feel the bass and drums rumble.
*Edit* After several months of driving around with a pair of these in, they're still slightly off since I haven't gotten a chance to fully balance my system. However, I've made some adjustments that have helped a lot, this includes getting a strong bass sound without overwhelming the music. It very well could be that I've got these installed in a ported box, but they seem to have more of a heavy thud bass than a punchy bass.
That being said, I've heard these subs put out very loud, rumbling bass without even being fully turned up to the available 175 watts RMS per speaker. They really do have a lot of kick, as I've noticed when I accidentally leave the volume on my deck too high and the volume changes drastically between mp3s.
Amount Paid (US$): 80
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