Running it in a sealed 1.5 cubic ft box. Sounds great. Bass is punchy and accurate. Only putting 500 watts rms to it at this time and it pounds.
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I read some of the reviews comparing this sub to JL Audios w6 and w7, so I bought it, running 500rms to it, and all I got to say is WOW, JL audio better hope the word doesn't get out, because this sub is shocking/ perfection.... I am impressed, this thing has the expensive sounding bass, not the boomey cheap stuff... Buy 1, expect to be impressed...
Pros: Sounds like a w6/w7 jl audio.
Cons: Neibors will probably call police because of decimals... Lol
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Love it. Rather have the dual 2ohm though but still amazing
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I bought a used JL w3v3 and eventually it got damaged so it wouldn't play notes correctly. I was in search of a new sub, but was curious to see what else was on the market. I really loved the JL W3 though... until I heard the Comp Q. I think I like the Comp Q just as much, or even more. I'm VERY picky about sound quality, and have tried an IDQ 12", Kicker Comp R 12" loaded ported box, and a 12" Pioneer Champion series cone, and an Alpine Type-S but was a little disappointed with all of them. The IDQ that's known as being a "SQ" woofer sounded bloated with loose bass, and I tried two different size sealed boxes. Maybe it just didn't work well in my vehicle. Now the CompQ... WOW it pounds while also being pretty accurate to the recording. Very musical and tight bass! This sub is not only able to separate layered bass lines, it's also able do that while getting pretty loud. Notes start and stop when they are supposed to, especially in fast double pedal drumming or even EDM. When using a frequency sweep in my vehicle it has a pretty even frequency response. It does reach 20hz as advertised. Vehicle is a Nissan Sentra 2015. I'm using a 1.00 cu ft prefab box w/ the woofer crossed over at 90Hz. I listen to everything from EDM, Rock, Metal, Classical, Rap, Experimental, and its able to handle any genre with no problem. With a 3 year warranty and being cheaper than the W3, man JL has some competition.
Pros: High power handling Sound Quality Price
Cons: Can't think of any!
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Top of the line 12 inch Kicker. I give it a 10 out of 10 rating. It sounds wonderful
Pros: Fit between captains chairs 2013 Yukon Denali
Cons: None to date
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Great sub for the price. After a good break in they sound better then other kicker sub that i have owned in the past. They really like the watts also. I havre about 750 watts rms to this bad boy and i am very pleased with the sound quality. Looking to buy. Another in the next few weeks.
Pros: Sound quality, very responsive to all type of music
Cons: None as of now
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This sub hits hard and clear. I have one being powered by a JL Audio JX/1D amp at 2 ohms. Hits the low end notes with precision and power. I can feel it in my chest from the driver seat of my Subaru legacy..
Cons: Smells weird during break in period, but later smell goes away.
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I went from a Kicker comp c 10" bridged off a 4 channel S/O M4100 to this Q class 12 with a club A1Kw rewired with 0 gauge feed wire to a 4 gauge distribution block. First of all, I was very happy, and surprised on the performance I got from the Comp C. However, this sub is a whole different world. The tension, presence, and frequency of this sub is unbelievable. It has such a presence to it that it pushes right through you. The deep bass out of this sub is like nothing I've ever heard. Especially out of one speaker. I ended up getting a prefab S/0 ported 1.83 cubic foot box, which is a good balance between volume and speed. A larger box would give more volume on low boom boom bass but the ability to play tight tones through many genres of music is extremely satisfying. It will drive through trapt, bass, metal, jazz, rock and roll, and any and all others I have thrown through it. I am stunned at the capabilities of this speaker. I've had it installed for 3 days and am still breaking it in. It takes every watt of the 1000w JBL with nothing but more volume. If you're in the market for an amazing, well priced, competition tier subwoofer, stop looking and buy this speaker.
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Fantastic! I'm very impressed at how it plays every note with accuracy and hits the low notes with the rumble you want! I'm running in a 2 cubic foot ported box in my sedan with a Kicker ZX750.1 and the efficiency is everything! Still breaking it in so it can only get better from here!
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I wish there were 10 stars. These things bump.
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Truly a fantastic woofer. Kicker has never been on my radar when in the market for audio equipment. I cannot comment on their lower lines, but this subwoofer has really surprised me. Great output and sound quality. My last two subwoofers were a 12w6v3 and a 12w7. Believe it or not this woofer is my favorite. You have to hear it to believe it. Great output and sound quality. I've had it sealed and ported. I prefer the sound of it in a vented enclosure. 2 cubes seems to be the sweet spot. Buy it. You wont regret it.
Pros: Lightweight, loud, and clean
Cons: Prefers an enclosure on the larger side
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