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Kicker CompRT Shallow-Mount Car Subwoofers

Kicker CompRT12 Car Subwoofer

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

Model CompRT12 CompRT10 CompRT8 CompRT67
MSRP $229.95 $199.95 $179.95 $149.95
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

 

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