Kicker just introduced the CompRT shallow-mount car subwoofer line, which offers one-inch less mounting depth than their prior CompVT automotive subwoofers. A shallower depth allows for deeper bass from installations where conventional sized subwoofers won’t fit. CompRT Subwoofers are now available in 1- or 2-Ohm dual-voice coils in four sizes: 6-3/4-inch, 8-inch, 10-inch and 12-inch. Each subwoofer is made to match perfectly with KICKER KX-Series Mono Amplifiers in a car or truck, or with smaller-scale, low-impedance KICKER PX-Series Amplifiers in a powersports setting. Picking up where the preceding CompVT Series left off, CompRT Subwoofers are engineered to deliver serious bottom-end where space is limited. Whether behind the seat in a compact car or in a motorcycle’s saddlebags, make no mistake signature KICKER bass is on board.
The CompRT motor structure is as intricate as one might expect from a shallow-mount subwoofer. It utilizes a large-diameter, progressive-roll spider for increased linearity and better overall sound. An inverted-bumped back plate and a bumped top plate allow for full voice-coil clearance and excursion, creating outstanding bass despite the limited area. High-temp coil wire winding around the high-mass, solid pole piece and double venting contribute to the woofers’ efficient cooling attributes and durability. As a result, CompRT power handling has increased dramatically with the newest design.
CompRT features an injection-molded polypropylene cone and tough Santoprene surround that interlocks with the front gasket for ultra-rigidity and minimal distortion. The full-coverage, sealed basket provides full protection of the motor assembly, and with the interlocking surround and gasket, helps the weather-proof subwoofer perform perfectly in outdoor powersports settings.
CompRT features dual pairs of sturdy, spring-loaded wire terminals that are custom-designed specifically for the basket so the subwoofer can retain its shallow mounting capability.
KICKER CompRT Subwoofer Specifications
|Size (in, cm)||12, 30||10, 25||8, 20||6-3/4, 16.5|
|Impedance (Ohms)||1 or 2 DVC||1 or 2 DVC||1 or 2 DVC||1 or 2 DVC|
|Max. Rec. Amp. Power Watts (Peak/RMS)||1600/800||1200/600||800/400||300/150|
|Sensitivity (dB @ 1W, 1m)||87.1||87.2||84.8||84.6|
|Mounting Depth (in, cm)||3-3/4, 9.6||3-7/16, 8.8||2-11/16, 6.7||2-3/4, 7|
|Mounting Diameter (in, cm)||11, 27.9||9-1/8, 23.1||7, 17.7||5-9/16, 14.1|
|Min Sealed Box Vol (cu. ft, L)||0.55, 15.57||0.4, 11.3||0.2, 5.66||0.18, 5.1|
|Max Sealed Box Vol (cu. ft, L)||3.0, 85||2.0, 56.63||1.25, 35.4||0.75, 21.4|
|Min Vented Box Vol (cu. ft, L)||1.75, 49.6||1.25, 35.4||0.8, 22.7||–|
|Max Vented Box Vol (cu. ft, L)||2.25, 63.7||1.75, 49.6||1.2, 34||–|