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kicker cvx 12’s good, bad?

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Forum Name: Car Audio
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Topic: kicker cvx 12’s good, bad?

Posted By: ayalahomero
Subject: kicker cvx 12’s good, bad?
Date Posted: July 01, 2007 at 2:20 PM

what do ya'll think bout these subs?

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homero ayala



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Posted By: jeffchilcott
Date Posted: July 02, 2007 at 6:10 AM
I built a setup using the 10" CVX's they were in very very small sealed enclosures, and I was worried about the low end frequencys really.   I was very surprised to say the least!    They were fully capable of playing all frequencies on a very level range.   I am yet to play with the 12" models, but intend to get some very soon.

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Posted By: bigbangs
Date Posted: July 05, 2007 at 6:55 PM
Kickers isn't aggressive enough for me. But they do have the best sound quality of all subwoofers.

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Pioneer Deck
5.25 Kicker Front Speakers
6.5 Kicker Rear Speakers
2 12" Directed SX Subwoofers
Hifonics Brutus BXi 1206D AMP
1 Capacitor
2 gauge wiring..Big 3 upgraded
Steady 13.8 volts




Posted By: jmelton86
Date Posted: July 05, 2007 at 7:06 PM

bigbangs wrote:

Kickers isn't aggressive enough for me. But they do have the best sound quality of all subwoofers.

What?! Kicker, best sound quality? I think you've got that backwards. They are aggressive, with not too good of SQ. -Jeez...



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2013 Kia Rio -90a alternator
DDX470HD GTO14001 GTO1014D (x3)
Big3 in 1/0G
1/0G to GTO14001




Posted By: bigbangs
Date Posted: July 05, 2007 at 7:58 PM
HAHA.. Kickers are aggressive ?? Now the L7 square speakers are aggressive, but anything out side of that is pure garbarge.

I do have to admit though the sound quality on their round subwoofers is a 10! Nothing beats them on Sound Quality.

We need more opinions here..lol

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Pioneer Deck
5.25 Kicker Front Speakers
6.5 Kicker Rear Speakers
2 12" Directed SX Subwoofers
Hifonics Brutus BXi 1206D AMP
1 Capacitor
2 gauge wiring..Big 3 upgraded
Steady 13.8 volts




Posted By: jmelton86
Date Posted: July 05, 2007 at 8:20 PM

bigbangs wrote: We need more opinions here..

Yes, we sure do.



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2013 Kia Rio -90a alternator
DDX470HD GTO14001 GTO1014D (x3)
Big3 in 1/0G
1/0G to GTO14001




Posted By: jmelton86
Date Posted: July 05, 2007 at 8:27 PM
bigbangs, you've got a Pioneer deck, which is known for adding noise throught the RCA outputs, a HiFonics amp, which is known for only putting out what it claims at HUGE THD numbers, and Kicker door/dash speakers, which are a far cry from anything SQ related. Now, what do you know about SQ?

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2013 Kia Rio -90a alternator
DDX470HD GTO14001 GTO1014D (x3)
Big3 in 1/0G
1/0G to GTO14001




Posted By: haemphyst
Date Posted: July 05, 2007 at 8:34 PM
OK... Here's another...

bigbangs wrote:

HAHA.. Kickers are aggressive ?? Now the L7 square speakers are aggressive, but anything out side of that is pure garbarge.

I do have to admit though the sound quality on their round subwoofers is a 10! Nothing beats them on Sound Quality.

We need more opinions here..lol


You need to listen to a few more woofers, dude!

I have heard FEW (VERY few woofers - Directed being one of them) with lower SQ. I have heard MANY more with MILES better SQ than Kicker, and most of them are significantly LESS expensive than Kicker, too.

Adire, TCSounds, even Radio Shack make better SQ woofers than Kicker...

And while SQ is in the ear of the beholder, you DID ask for more opinions... I see an open door, I walk through it!

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It all reminds me of something that Molière once said to Guy de Maupassant at a café in Vienna: "That's nice. You should write it down."




Posted By: bigbangs
Date Posted: July 05, 2007 at 8:51 PM
jmelton86 wrote:

bigbangs, you've got a Pioneer deck, which is known for adding noise throught the RCA outputs, a HiFonics amp, which is known for only putting out what it claims at HUGE THD numbers, and Kicker door/dash speakers, which are a far cry from anything SQ related. Now, what do you know about SQ?


Hey i'm glad you posted. I was waiting for someone to say some thing about SQ!

I took the below from the12volt page-->https://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/caraudio.asp


"Perception of sound is subjective to each of us, just as some of us find black cars more appealing than other color cars. If you like your car stereo system more than any other in the same vehicle, then you have the best. But, if you like some other car stereo system more than yours in the same vehicle, then that one is better. Only you can decide which is best for you. For a car stereo system and installation to be a good or great system and installation, it must meet or exceed the user's expectations."

So with this all in mind. What do you know about SQ? My system sounds excellent to me , so it is the best system ever.

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Pioneer Deck
5.25 Kicker Front Speakers
6.5 Kicker Rear Speakers
2 12" Directed SX Subwoofers
Hifonics Brutus BXi 1206D AMP
1 Capacitor
2 gauge wiring..Big 3 upgraded
Steady 13.8 volts




Posted By: jmelton86
Date Posted: July 05, 2007 at 10:39 PM

bigbangs wrote:

jmelton86 wrote:

bigbangs, you've got a Pioneer deck, which is known for adding noise throught the RCA outputs, a HiFonics amp, which is known for only putting out what it claims at HUGE THD numbers, and Kicker door/dash speakers, which are a far cry from anything SQ related. Now, what do you know about SQ?


Hey i'm glad you posted. I was waiting for someone to say some thing about SQ!

I took the below from the12volt page-->https://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/caraudio.asp

"Perception of sound is subjective to each of us, just as some of us find black cars more appealing than other color cars. If you like your car stereo system more than any other in the same vehicle, then you have the best. But, if you like some other car stereo system more than yours in the same vehicle, then that one is better. Only you can decide which is best for you. For a car stereo system and installation to be a good or great system and installation, it must meet or exceed the user's expectations."

So with this all in mind. What do you know about SQ? My system sounds excellent to me , so it is the best system ever.

Good deal. I wasn't trying to bash you. And you're right, it's all up to what you like.



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2013 Kia Rio -90a alternator
DDX470HD GTO14001 GTO1014D (x3)
Big3 in 1/0G
1/0G to GTO14001




Posted By: ayalahomero
Date Posted: July 06, 2007 at 11:43 AM
i got some cvx 12's they sound real good to me.. u can hear me down da block with them, but i need a custom enclosure for them i bet they will sound better

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homero ayala




Posted By: sarcomax
Date Posted: July 06, 2007 at 12:20 PM
Ignorance is bliss. That is why I have not ridden my friends R6. That way my sv650 is still the best bike in the world. If you like what you have then roll with it.




Posted By: kicker guy
Date Posted: July 06, 2007 at 3:11 PM
Kicker CVX are ok and thats really about it.... To be honest I swapped out my kickers for a Fi SSD and I don't plan on going back




Posted By: haemphyst
Date Posted: July 06, 2007 at 5:49 PM
sarcomax wrote:

Ignorance is bliss. That is why I have not ridden my friends R6. That way my sv650 is still the best bike in the world. If you like what you have then roll with it.

You'd like the SV better! posted_image Don't let HIM ride YOURS!!! posted_image

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It all reminds me of something that Molière once said to Guy de Maupassant at a café in Vienna: "That's nice. You should write it down."




Posted By: sqsq
Date Posted: July 07, 2007 at 1:02 AM
I've heard a lot of kicker subs and I don't think they're terrible; although they certainly aren't unbelivable SQ subs.  As far as whether or not they're the subs you ought to get, that's really a matter of preference.  The CVX's have a pretty good range, play loud and have decent sq given how much spl they offer.  If you're looking for something that plays really loud with sounding awful, they are a decent sub choice.  But if you're really looking for a smooth, accurate, deep subwoofer, I'd give serious consideration tc sounds, boston, eclipse, polk, JL audio (to name a few).




Posted By: bigbangs
Date Posted: July 07, 2007 at 5:13 PM
yeah your right. JL audios do have deep bass. right now i have 2 12" Directed Audio and they bang loud and have good bass butnot like JL audios. My sister had 2 12" JL audio cheap subwoofers. The 200 watt newer ones in a big huge box and the bass was crazy. On top of that she had small tiny Alpine 300 watt amp..

So yeah, I'm going to get some JL audios soon. just hope the box I have now is big enough for them 3.o cubic feet

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Pioneer Deck
5.25 Kicker Front Speakers
6.5 Kicker Rear Speakers
2 12" Directed SX Subwoofers
Hifonics Brutus BXi 1206D AMP
1 Capacitor
2 gauge wiring..Big 3 upgraded
Steady 13.8 volts




Posted By: blakspire
Date Posted: July 18, 2007 at 1:23 AM

This seems to me, a bunch of biased oppinions on why kicker sucks.  To be honest, i have heard fosgate, lightning audio [Cheap RF as i like to call it] Kennwood, pioneer, alpine, JVC, Eclipse, infiniti, and a few german brands i couldnt even begiun to pronounce.  Hands down, Fosgate makes a better amp, always have, always will.  while the subwoofer can be argued about, the best value as far as kick your butt bass goes, would be a fosgate amp hooked to kicker woofers. 



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