Introduction Comp Subwoofer Owner’s Manual Models: C15 / C12 / C10 / C8 Congratulations! Attention: Please record your purchase information in the area below. We recommend attaching the original sales receipt to this manual for future reference. If you require service on this speaker during the warranty period, you will need to provide this information and a copy of the original sales receipt to Kicker for validation of warranty repairs.
Vacuum Formed Polymineral Cone with ISD™ (Inverted Structural Dome) is a high performance composite, which remains rigid, minimizes cone flex and lowers harmonic distortion. The Comp’s cone consists of a unique one-piece material that moves as a light weight piston, exhibiting power and control. Rear Cone Brace integrates into the Comp’s cone with a continuous contact perimeter weld, which offers unmatched strength and resistance to deformation under pressure.
Specifications Performance Model: C8 C10 C12 C15 Nominal Impedance [Zn], ohm Resonance Frequency [fs], Hz Sensitivity [SPLo], dB @ 1W, 1m Effective Piston Area [Sd], in2 (m2) Power Handling Watts, Peak (RMS) Effective Frequency Range, Hz Effective Excursion [EXmax™], in (mm) DC Resistance [Re], ohm Voice Coil Inductance [Le], mH Voice Coil Diameter [d], in (mm) Voice Coil Length [h], in (mm) Mechanical Q-Factor [Qms] Electrical Q-Factor [Qes] Total Q-Factor [Qts] Force Factor [BL], Tm Equivalent Volum
Installation Installation The Kicker Comp subwoofers are designed to be extremely versatile. Comp subwoofers excel in a sealed or vented box, and they surpass the competition on an infinite baffle (free-air) installation. Infinite Baffle Mounting The infinite baffle mounting method effectively utilizes the rear deck and trunk space of most sedan type vehicles. Mark the rear deck or parcel shelf for the hole cut-out diameter of the subwoofer and cut the holes.
Installation Box Building Notes The cardboard “Template” inside your Comp’s shipping carton can be used as a pattern for cutting the speaker mounting hole in your enclosure. The cardboard template is the same size as the Comp basket. After marking your baffle with the template, make sure to cut directly on the line. This will maintain the proper baffle cut-out size for the Comp basket. All the cubic feet numbers given in the following pages include the displacement of the woofer.
Installation Recommended Enclosures Comp Sealed Enclosure Applications The Kicker Comp excels when used in the recommended sealed boxes. These sealed enclosure designs will give the smoothest response with increased energy at the lowest frequencies, 20 to 30 Hz. These designs deliver massive amounts of high impact bass and can be driven with high levels of amplifier power. The Comp high performance suspension system can operate in a larger sealed enclosure without sacrificing its power handling ability.
Installation Panel Dimensions for Minimum Recommended Sealed Enclosures using 3/4” (1.9 cm) thick MDF: Model Volume, ft3 (L) Panel A Panel B Panel C C8 .5 (14.2) 11 x 11 11 x 9.5 9.5 x 9.5 C10 1.0 (28.3) 13.5 x 13.5 13.5 x 12 12 x 12 C12 1.25 (35.4) 14.5 x 14.5 14.5 x 13 13 x 13 C15 2.25 (63.7) 17.25 x 17.25 17.25 x 15.75 15.75 x 15.75 1 in = 2.54 cm 1 in = 25.4 mm 1 ft3 = 28.32 L Note: All sealed box airspace should be filled to 50% loose poly-fil stuffing.
Installation Recommended Rectangular Port Enclosures – High Efficiency Model Compact SPL / Deep Bass C8 .66 ft3 (18.7 L) + port displacement 1.5” x 8" port, 18" long (3.8cm x 20.3cm port, 45.7cm long) Power Handling = 55W RMS 1.2 ft3 (34.0 L) + port displacement 1.5” x 8" port, 12.25" long (3.8cm x 20.3cm port, 31.1cm long) Power Handling = 55W RMS C10 1.25 ft3 (35.4 L) + port displacement 1.5” x 10.5” port, 14.5” long (3.8cm x 26.7cm x port, 36.8cm long) Power Handling = 150W RMS 1.75 ft3 (49.
Acoustics LIMITED WARRANTY Warranty Kicker warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use for a period of THREE (3) MONTHS from date of original purchase with receipt. When purchased from an Authorized KICKER Dealer it is warranted for ONE (1) YEAR from date of original purchase with receipt.
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