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Real subwoofer performance in a shallow mount. KICKER's CompVT subwoofer offers CompVR quality and performace in places few others can go.
KICKER® introduced a true high-performance subwoofer with a reduced mounting depth a few years back, and it was met with immediate success. Who wouldn’t want a subwoofer that pounds insanely from the slimmest locations? The next generation of KICKER CompVT® Subwoofer slides into door panels and other tight fits.

Two options are available that deliver real KICKER bass and take serious power. The 12-inch CVT12 and 10-inch CVT10 easily handle 400 watts RMS (800w peak) without hesitation.

Precise KICKER engineering allows the CompVT to pound with limited space. A special four-layer voice coil provides the CompVT the ability to work with serious amounts of power without the bulk. The woofer’s stiff, injection-molded, modified-spoke cone is shaped to provide maximum excursion from a slender basket, allowing the ideal amount of flex for better strength and durability.

Space-saving features make for woofers with amazing mounting depths of less than 4-1/2 inches! A ventless, solid-pole design allows the CompVT to be mounted directly against the rear wall of its small sealed or vented enclosure. The spring-loaded binding posts are mounted differently than standard subwoofers to minimize size. Finally, a handy steel “clearance” adapter plate allows the removal of enclosure wall depth for further minimal spacing concerns.

The cone’s 360-degree back bracing, ribbed Santoprene® surround, and Spiralead™ tinsel-lead technology help CompVT woofers sound spectacular. Perimeter venting, high-temp coil wire, double-stitching, and a logo trim ring around the steel basket’s outer edges are all features that make KICKER woofers the most reliable and best sounding subwoofers in the world.
Model CVT12
Size (IN.,CM) 12, 30
Impedance (OHMS) 2 or 4
Max Rec Amplifier Power (WATTS PEAK/RMS)* 800/400
Frequency Response (Hz) 25-350
Mounting Depth (IN.,CM) 4-3/8, 11.1
Mounting Cutout (IN.,CM) 11, 28.1
Min Rec Sealed Box Volume (CU. FT., Liters) 1.0, 28.3
Max Rec Sealed Box Volume (CU. FT., Liters) 4.6, 130
Min Rec Vented Box Volume (CU. Ft., Liters)** 1.75, 49.6
Max Rec Vented Box Volume (CU. Ft., Liters)** 2.25, 63.7
Model CVT10
Size (IN.,CM) 10, 25
Impedance (OHMS) 2 or 4
Max Rec Amplifier Power (WATTS PEAK/RMS)* 800/400
Frequency Response (Hz) 25-350
Mounting Depth (IN.,CM) 4-1/4, 10.8
Mounting Cutout (IN.,CM) 9-3/16, 23.3
Min Rec Sealed Box Volume (CU. FT., Liters) .8, 22.7
Max Rec Sealed Box Volume (CU. FT., Liters) 3.0, 85
Min Rec Vented Box Volume (CU. Ft., Liters)** 1.25, 35.4
Max Rec Vented Box Volume (CU. Ft., Liters)** 1.75, 49.6

*Assumes typical music program with minimal amplifier clipping; varies with enclosure size. See your KICKER dealer for details.

**Port Volume Excluded.

Due to continual developement, product, and specifications are subject to change without notice. Stillwater Designs and it's agents are not responsible for typographical errors.


  • Shallow-mount, true high-performance woofer
  • Delivers extreme bass with minimum depth
  • 2- or 4-Ohm four-layer voice coil for max power handling
  • Dark gray modified-spoke cone with bracing for clear bass response
  • Ventless solid-pole design for direct mount to enclosure rear wall
  • Steel “clearance” adapter plate replaces part of enclosure wall depth to further lessen depth
  • High-temp coil wire
  • Slender, strong steel basket with coil-cooling perimeter venting
  • Durable Spiralead tinsel leads
  • Tough double-stitched surround
  • Special spring-loaded binding posts for minimizing depth





At first I thought that these 6.5" shallow sub was not worth all the hype. I switched over from bose to these and I thought "WOW, why did I change my setup." It sounded horrible compared to bose. Ive always been a BIG KICKER fan. I didn't give up though, so I took out the complete bose system, and replaced it with, ALPINE head unit, Kicker cvt 65 on door panels, kicker ks460 4x6 on top dash, connected to a kicker zx650.4 and I said "WOW...Major difference, why didn't I do this sooner" This combination gives me exactly what I wanted in my single cab Chevy S10. I had no room for a 12" L7 so I got these, REALLY IMPRESSED. Thanks Kicker I knew you wouldn't let me down.

2- 10" kicker compVT subs

omg, i just picked up a pair of these, along with a rockford fosgate 325.1 amplifier, and omg, these things facking pound harder then my old two 12" pheonix gold titanium series subs, hooked up to a alpine mrp-500 500 watt amplifier. i officially am in love with kicker car uadio. good job guys, i will not buy any other subwooer brand anymore. kicker is the new kick.

best bang for the buck

I have limited space due to needing my trunk to use,put 1 cvt 6.5 under each front seat in sealed enclosure and they hit almost as hard as my old kicker comp 15's.
1 piece of advise DO NOT PUT THESE IN A PORTED ENCLOSURE.They will pop and crackle at 1/4 volume.put in a sealed enclosure and you will be impressed.

12 cvt

I think are good for the price used to have 2 on kac 7204 kenwood amp hit hard cracked my windshield. When I put in 2 p3 shallow mount fosgates they blew out my sliding rear window. I think kickers are more bang for your buck really.


i got 3 10inch cvt's in my 2000 ford lightning on a 600.1 kicker amp and they really shake things up. very nice ad sturdy subs

Kicker COMPVT 6.5"... not so impressed! :(

I have been a loyal kicker guy for more then 16 years now...actually never even owned a sub that was not kicker since I was 16, I was sold from day one, now 32.

with my new project car, mercedes slk 230, I am very limited on space... but decided to take out my premium package bose speakers and give the system a "upgrade"..or so I thought.

The kicker comptVT 6.5" were a direct swap for my bose speakers. now with the install done and running close to 125 watts (if not more) to each kickercvt.... I actually got more bass out of the car with my 30 watt bose system, before I can even get the bass to the point where it is even close to what it was before I pulled the stock ones out the kickers start cracking and poping... I have to say I am very disapointed. So disapointed in fact, for the first time in 16 years I am thinking about taking out the kickers and putting the stock ones or a different brand in... the only thing stopping me right now is money , as I just had back surgery so that kinda put me back for awhile.

I have give this speaker about a 2 outa 5....and will be replacing it in the future. Sorry guys, but you may have lost one here.


great subs

put 2 12'' cvts under the

put 2 12'' cvts under the back seat of an 09 chev silverado crew cab with a kicker kx 1200.1 and i am impressed, still not as impressive as the 2 kicker L7 12S I had in my car. but still sound good, think my kx1200.1 shit the bed tho. thinking a zx1000.1 should be enough for 2 cvts. seeing how rms the subs are rated at 400 .


The Compvt 12's are a good investment for anyone working with limited space. Ive got the Compvt 12 on a ZX750.1. Hits amazing. To the guy with the 15's, slim profile boxes will never hit like L7 15's, but we will never be able to fit 2 of them in a single cab truck.


Just bought a 12" one and put it in between the seats of my holden rodeo the guy at the audio shop said the pack a punch and he wasn't wrong best thing iv'e bought in a long time recommended