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Battle of the Subwoofers: Kicker CVX vs RE Audio SEX

In this week’s Battle of the Subwoofers, we will be looking at the RE Audio SEX subwoofer, and the Kicker CVX subwoofer. Once again we will be looking at some of the specifications and technologies that not only make these woofers a great buy but also what sets them apart from one another. Based on the information given you will then be able to decided which woofer is better for your personal needs.

Kicker 10CVX124

10CVX124

Kicker is a very well known company within the car audio world and is known for delivering products that have amazing quality and performance. One of their more powerful woofers is the Kicker 10CVX124, which is the round equivalent to their Solo-Baric L7. Kicker likes to be loud so you can rest assure this CVX subwoofer will be loud, with an RMS power handling of 750 watts not only will you hear the bass but you will really feel the bass. This woofer has the flexibility of being able to fit into larger size enclosures, giving it a wide range of bass reproduction possibilities. Its SoloKon cone woofer and ribbed Santoprene rubber surround give the woofer sturdiness, stiffness, longevity and enhanced performance. So why the CVX? Apart from its many other features, the woofer is able to provide a very loud amount of bass with precision that is often lost with higher power subwoofers. Its frequency response and sensitivity really allow the woofer to cover a nice wide range of frequencies that covers many genres of music.

RE Auido SEX12D4

SEX12D4

“Release the Beast” this is RE Audio’s motto, and with the SEX12D4 subwoofer they do just that. At 600 watts RMS this woofer will crank out hard hitting bass. The cool thing about the RE Audio woofer is that it will actually feel much louder than 600 watts RMS. This woofer requires smaller enclosure which means the woofer will offer more accuracy and precision but still bring all the power. The SEX woofer features a 3” voice coil with a triple stacked motor structure which gives the woofer very high excursion levels with enough of a driving force to keep a constant, steady and responsive flow of bass reproduction without skipping a beat. With the SEX it’s all about quick bass without losing any of the power. The ability to do both allows this woofer to perform at a high quality level with all music types.

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Sonic Electronix’s Recommendations For Car Subwoofers

Here at Sonic Electronix we are a diverse group of individuals with a decent range of age, who all have a love, be it small or big, for car audio. In the Descriptions Department we all come from different walks of life and listen to different types of music. Some of us prefer SPL while others prefer SQ. In this industry you either know what you want or someone gives their advice or opinion on a certain brand or model and you end up going with that. Below are some of our favorite car subwoofers within the Descriptions Department here at Sonic Electronix.

RE Audio SEX12D4

SEX12D4

Seth, “the boss”, has an eye for RE Audio’s SEX12D4 12” SE-X series subwoofer. This woofer is able to handle 600 watts of RMS and is perfect for either a sealed or ported enclosure, giving you either some serious bass output or a more accurate and responsive bass. The woofer has a dual composite 2-piece cone and rubatek foam surround for rigidity and optimum performance. Seth has a wide taste in music so the SEX12D4 suits his needs for elongated bass when needed or short precise bass when listening to some alternative rock music. This really is the all around subwoofer for its ability to perform on both ends of the spectrum.

Alpine SWR-1243D

SWR-1243D

David, “ the veteran”, is not much for car audio but even he gets goose bumps and inner child comes out when he hears the Alpine SWR-1243D 12” Type-R series subwoofer. David’s playlist will showcase many genres of music but you can’t miss the fact that he loves rap and music that really has a beat. Nothing could be better than the Type-R for this genre of music, with an RMS handling of 600 watts; this subwoofer is known for being power hungry which means a ridiculous amount of bass. With an Xmax of 20mm this woofer will sound booming in a ported enclosure but will also perform beautifully in a sealed enclosure. The many technologies and high-end materials used on the SWR-1243D subwoofer make it one of the top subwoofers in its class.

Kicker Solo-Baric 11S10L74

S10L74

Harry, “the new guy”, is your staple Generation Y kid and all he wants is bass. For him Kicker’s 11S10L74 10” L7 series subwoofer is the way to go. With a square design woofer this subwoofer is able to output 18% more bass that will make it sound more like a 12” subwoofer than a 10”. Even with his desire for bass Harry still likes quality and Kicker is very well known in the car audio world for making products that last and perform for long periods of time without diminishing in quality. Improvements to the woofer cone and structure of this woofer, allow for better heat dissipation and more surface area for harder hitting longer lasting bass. As always Kicker has made installation a piece of cake by using spring loaded terminals for secure and quick installs. Harry might be the young buck in group but he definitely knows what a good subwoofer should sound like.

Boston Acoustics G312-44

G312-44

For me it’s all about quality, quick and responsive bass. For this reason one of my favorite subwoofer is the Boston Acoustics G312-44 G3 series subwoofer. Unlike some of my co-workers I am not really into hard shaking bass thus the generous 375 watts of RMS power handling, and my music genre, indie rock, really doesn’t require deep bass. What it does require is crisp, precise, and accurate bass which is exactly what I get from the G312-44. The woofer is equipped with RadialVent® technology for enhanced heat dissipation and increased power handling. This allows me to play my sub longer without having to worry about it clipping. The Soft Par System (SPS™) technology allows for cone assembly removal making it easy to replace any parts that wear out from use or even change my voice coils to simplify installation when adding more subs.

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Top 3 Subwoofers of 2010

RE Audio SEX12D4

When a new year begins, it’s only natural that it also insinuates another year’s end. 2010 brought us some amazing products, and as it comes close to its end, it’s only right to give respect to the best subwoofers of 2010. This doesn’t necessarily mean the largest subwoofers manufactured in Car Audio this year, but more or less notable technologies, breakthroughs, or any other awesome features implemented into newly released subwoofers.

Since power handling usually gets the first mention, we’ll start by mentioning the Rockford Fosgate T2D412. This subwoofer replaced the T212D4, which used to have a chrome cone and basket. It has been redesigned to maintain a sleek charcoal black color throughout, and has received an upgraded power handling of 1200 watts RMS power. Redesigned for 2010 the market was stunned upon seeing these beautiful new woofers.
For a mid-ranged subwoofer, the Alpine Type-R SWR-1243D was redesigned in 2010. This new design not only affected its cone design and looks, but also has technical benefits. The new Alpine Type R is shallower than the previous model by almost a full inch! This allows it to not only sound better in smaller enclosures, but fit in a wider variety of vehicles. Think just because this subwoofer is more compact this year that it can’t handle as much power? Think again. The new Type-R has also been rated to have an additional 100 watts of power handling over its predecessor. The new Type R has been a top seller from the moment it was released for mainstream distribution and to this day is a favorite for car audio enthusiasts all around the world.

The breakthroughs the previously mentioned subwoofers have undertaken are exciting, but not near as exciting as when RE Audio introduced their revamped version of the SE Subwoofer. The RE Audio SEX12D4 model introduced in 2010 is among the favorites for car audio beginners are veterans alike. It’s affordability combined with its unique power handling make it one of a kind in its class. Coupled with 600 watts of power handling, this subwoofer is sure to make an impacting impression in your car.

Honorable mentions this year are also the Kicker CompVX. This redesigned cone was stunning and was one of the best woofers around redesigned. The Precision Power PPI PC.12 is another subwoofer that has been among the best valued subwoofers of 2010. It’s unique design and paper cone allowed for exceptional SPL and deep bass notes.

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