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Kicker 2005 Solo-Baric L5 Sub Box Owner Manual
Introduction
Solo-Baric L5
Subwoofer Enclosure
Manual
Models:
VS12L5 / VS10L5 / TS10L5
Congratulations!
Attention:
Please record your purchase information in the area
below. We recommend attaching the original sales
receipt to this manual for future reference.
If you require service on this speaker during the
warranty period, you will need to provide this
information and a copy of the original sales receipt to
Kicker for validation of warranty repairs.
ALWAYS KEEP YOUR RECEIPT!
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You have purchased one of the most
technically advanced subwoofers systems
in car audio. The Solo-Baric L5 Enclosure
was designed by the award-winning
KICKER speaker design team, tested in
the judging lanes of International Sound
Competitions, and proven on the Street to
deliver the ultimate in low bass output,
durability and outrageous SPL.
This is your “fuel for Livin’ Loud ™”!
Authorized Kicker Dealer:
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Purchase Date:
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Speaker Model Number:
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Speaker Serial Number:
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Solo-baric L5 Enclosures
SoloKön™ is an ultra high performance composite, which
remains rigid, minimizes cone flex and lowers harmonic
distortion. The SoloKön™ consists of a unique one-piece,
aluminum vapor-deposit material that moves as a light
weight piston, exhibiting power and control.
Rear Cone Brace integrates into the SoloKön™ with a
continuous contact perimeter weld, which offers unmatched
strength and resistance to deformation under pressure.
Increased Santoprene™ Surround Radius allows
extended cone excursion for additional bass output and higher
SPL. Santoprene™ is the next generation of surround material.
It offers unmatched UV protection and gives the SoloKön™
maximum EXmax™ (effective excursion) potential.
Stitched Surround adds a mechanical fastener to the
chemical adhesives. This duo prevents the cone and surround
from separating in the harshest conditions.
Dual Ultra-Length Voice Coils sustain enormous cone
excursion and provide flexible impedance matching options.
Features
Features
High-Temp Polyimide Film Voice Coil Former
improves sonic and conductive properties, and prevents
thermal-electrical meltdown.
One-Piece Uniplate™ with Vented Hyper-Extended
Pole Piece and Backplate
1. Optimizes heat transfer efficiency for cooler operation
and maximum power handling ability.
2. Eliminates erratic magnetic flux from the voice-coil gap.
3. Releases pressure under the suspension for uniform
cone movement and responsive low bass.
4. Prevents the voice-coil from bottoming out and
corresponding damage.
New Enhanced BAM (Basket and Motor) Assembly
utilizes a high strength steel basket, features a low-profile open
design, and provides a solid foundation for the precisionaligned motor assembly.
Sleeved High-Power Tinsel Lead Wires eliminate
broken leads and power loss, due to the common use of
“insufficient-gauge” lead wires. The lead wires are terminated
with multiple polymer-based strain-relieving mechanical
fasteners.
Perimeter Venting in the BAM relieves pressure from
under the spider, supports a linear excursion, and helps
dissipate heat from the voice coil and motor structure.
Human Fine-Tuned Enclosures and computer-modeling
allow Kicker’s award winning Solo-Baric subwoofers to offer
bass performance that surpasses most custom made boxes.
Solo-baric L5 Enclosures
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Specifications
Performance
Model:
VS10L5
VS12L5
TS10L5
Nominal Impedance [Zn], ohm [per enclosure]
Resonance Frequency [fb or fo], Hz
Sensitivity [SPLo], dB @ 1W, 1m
Effective Piston Area [Sd], in2 (m2)
Power Handling* Watts, Peak (RMS)
Effective Excursion [EXmax™], in (mm)
DC Resistance [Re], ohm [coils in series]
Voice Coil Inductance [Le], mH
Voice Coil Diameter [d], in (mm)
Voice Coil Length [h], in (mm)
Mechanical Q-Factor [Qms]
Electrical Q-Factor [Qes]
Total Q-Factor [Qts]
Force Factor [BL], Tm
Equivalent Volume [Vas], ft3 (L)
Moving Mass [Mms], oz (g)
Magnet Weight, oz (kg)
Enclosure Top Surface Depth, in (cm)
Enclosure Bottom Surface Depth, in (cm)
Enclosure Height, in (cm)
Enclosure Width, in (cm)
2 or 4
36.1
86.4
68.05 (.0439)
900 (450)
.51 (12.9)
3.69
3.80
2 (50.8)
1.36 (34.5)
10.461
.420
.403
16.87
1.51 (42.86)
5.78 (163.9)
77.25 (2.19)
14-1/4 (36.2)
16-5/8 (42.2)
12-1/2 (31.7)
27-3/4 (70.4)
2 or 4
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92.8
99.98 (.0645)
1100 (550)
.51 (12.9)
3.59
3.90
2 (50.8)
1.36 (34.5)
11.35
.519
.496
17.11
2.43 (68.75)
7.34 (208.1)
77.25 (2.19)
15-1/8 (38.4)
18-1/4 (46.4)
14-5/8 (37.1)
29 (73.6)
2 or 4
42
89.8
68.05 (.0439)
900 (450)
.51 (12.9)
3.69
3.80
2 (50.8)
1.36 (34.5)
10.461
.420
.403
16.87
1.51 (42.86)
5.78 (163.9)
77.25 (2.19)
6-1/8 (15.6)
9-1/4 (23.5)
14-1/2 (36.8)
17-1/2 (44.4)
Measurements are based on the 4 ohm enclosures. Note: The use of a subsonic filter will significantly increase the power handling. The power handling specifications
in this chart are calculated using a 25 Hz, 24 dB per octave subsonic filter. *Power Handling Watts RMS without subsonic filter: VS10L5-150, VS12L5-150, TS10L5-450
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Solo-baric L5 Enclosures
VS Series vented enclosures combine KICKER’s award
winning Solo-Baric subwoofers with computer-modeled and
human fine-tuned enclosures to offer a level of bass performance
never before thought possible from a commercially available,
ready-to-install subwoofer system. The VS Series enclosures are
available with a pre-loaded 10 or 12 inch Solo-Baric L5.
Figure A
The vent opening in these enclosures can not be obstructed.
At some frequencies most of the bass will come out of the vent.
Therefore we recommend you leave at least four inches (10 cm)
of clear space around the vent.
If the enclosure is to be mounted all the way in the back of the
vehicle, it works best to point the woofer toward the front of the
vehicle. Conversely, if the enclosure is going to be mounted
closer to the back seat, pointing the woofer toward the rear of the
vehicle will give you the best results. These guidelines pertain to
enclosures mounted in the vehicle as outlined in Figure A.
Front mounting, speaker faces rear of vehicle
At least 4”
Front of
Vehicle
To get all the amazing performance potential from your new
enclosure, you need to follow some basic rules. Please read
these instructions carefully. Then, you will be ready to install the
subwoofer enclosure and be on the road and “Livin’ Loud™”.
The location and orientation of your VS enclosure will affect
the quality and quantity of the bass. Designed for use in SUVs
and sedan type vehicles, the VS enclosure offers you several
mounting options.
Installation
Vented Enclosures
At least 4”
Rear mounting, speaker faces front of vehicle
When it is more convenient to mount the enclosure along a
side wall, put the enclosure on the right side of the vehicle as
outlined in Figure B. This orientation will make the vent point
toward the rear of the vehicle and will produce the most low bass
output. Remember to leave at least four inches (10 cm) of room
between the enclosure and the back of the vehicle.
Figure B
Front of
Vehicle
Solo-baric L5 Enclosures
At least 4”
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Installation
After determining the best mounting position, carefully check
the areas where the mounting brackets will be placed. Make sure
the mounting screws will not puncture the gas tank, brake lines,
wiring, or interfere with any mechanical parts on the underside of
the mounting surface. Turn the enclosure upside-down, pre-drill
the holes using a 7/64” (2.5 mm) bit and attach the four mounting
brackets to the bottom of the enclosure using the supplied
smaller screws. Each bracket must be positioned so the rounded
end protrudes approximately 3/4" (2 cm) from under the cabinet
to allow a screw to easily pass through the bracket, securing the
enclosure to the vehicle.
Plug your subwoofer speaker wire into the terminals, using the
red connector as positive and the black connector as negative.
Hook the other end of the wire to your subwoofer amplifier in
accordance with its owner's manual.
CAUTION: This enclosure is internally wired for a 2 or 4
ohm load at the speaker-wire connection terminal. Please
refer to the terminal or the box packaging for your
enclosure’s specific impedance. Make sure your amplifier
can drive this load.
With the enclosure right side up, securely attach it to the
vehicle with the supplied larger screws.
If the supplied hardware is not applicable to your installation,
some other means of securely attaching the enclosure to the
vehicle must be used.
Mount Brackets with supplied screws
on each side of the enclosure
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WARNING: To avoid potential injury, or
possible death, from forward movement of
the enclosure during abrupt stops or
accidents, the enclosure must be
properly installed and securely fastened
to your vehicle.
Solo-baric L5 Enclosures
Installation
Sealed Enclosures
TS Series sealed enclosures combine KICKER’s award
winning Solo-Baric subwoofers with computer-modeled and
human fine-tuned enclosures to offer a level of bass performance
never before thought possible from a commercially available,
ready-to-install subwoofer system. The TS Series enclosures are
available with a pre-loaded 10 inch Solo-Baric L5.
Pick Up Seat
Door Frame
To get all the amazing performance potential from your new
enclosure, you need to follow some basic rules. Please read
these instructions carefully. Then, you will be ready to install the
subwoofer enclosure and be on the road and “Livin’ Loud™”.
Kicker TS Series enclosures are designed to fit behind the seat
of a pickup truck. They are engineered to provide the best bass
response when firing into the back of the truck seat.
Plug your subwoofer speaker wires into the terminals. The red
connectors are positive and the black connectors negative. Hook
the other end of these wires to your subwoofer amplifier in
accordance with the amplifier’s manual.
CAUTION: This enclosure is internally wired for a 2 or 4
ohm load at the speaker-wire connection terminal. Please
refer to the terminal or the box packaging for your
enclosure’s specific impedance. Make sure your amplifier
can drive this load.
Floor Board
Note: To get the best performance from your Solo-Baric L5
subwoofer enclosure, we recommend using genuine Kicker
Accessories and Wiring.
All specifications and performance figures are subject to change. Please visit kicker.com for the most current information.
Solo-baric L5 Enclosures
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Acoustics LIMITED WARRANTY
Warranty
Kicker warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship
under normal use for a period of THREE (3) MONTHS from date of original
purchase with receipt. When purchased from an Authorized KICKER Dealer it is
warranted for ONE (1) YEAR from date of original purchase with receipt. In all cases
you must have the original receipt! Should service be necessary under this
warranty for any reason due to manufacturing defect or malfunction during the
warranty period, Kicker will repair or replace (at its discretion) the defective
merchandise with equivalent merchandise at no charge. Warranty replacements may
have cosmetic scratches and blemishes. Discontinued products may be replaced
with more current equivalent products.
This warranty is valid only for the ORIGINAL PURCHASER and is not extended to
owners of the product subsequent to the original purchaser. Any applicable implied
warranties are limited in duration to a period of the express warranty as provided
herein beginning with the date of the original purchase at retail, and no warranties,
whether express or implied, shall apply to this product thereafter. Some states do
not allow limitations on implied warranties, therefore these exclusions may not apply
to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights; however you may have other
rights that vary from state to state.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED?
This warranty is valid only if the product is used for the purpose for which it was
designed.
It does not cover:
• Damage due to improper installation.
• Subsequent damage to other components.
• Damage caused by exposure to moisture, excessive heat, chemical cleaners,
and/or UV radiation.
• Damage through negligence, misuse, accident or abuse. Repeated returns for
the same damage may be considered abuse.
• Any cost or expense related to the removal or reinstallation of product.
• Speakers damaged due to amplifier clipping or distortion.
• Items previously repaired or modified by any unauthorized repair facility.
• Return shipping on non-defective items.
• Products with tampered or missing bar code labels.
• Products returned without a Return Authorization (RMA) number.
• Freight Damage.
• The cost of shipping product to Kicker.
• Service performed by anyone other than Kicker.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU NEED WARRANTY OR SERVICE
Defective merchandise should be returned to your local Authorized Stillwater
Designs (Kicker) Dealer for warranty. Assistance in locating an Authorized Dealer
can be obtained by writing, calling, or by visiting kicker.com. You can confirm that a
dealer is authorized by asking to see a current authorized dealer window decal.
If it becomes necessary for you to return defective merchandise directly to
Stillwater Designs (Kicker), call the Kicker Customer Service Department at
(405) 624-8510 for a Return Authorization (RMA) number. Package all defective
items in the original container or in a package that will prevent shipping damage,
and return to:
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
Kicker strives to maintain a goal of 24-hour service for all acoustics (subwoofers,
midrange drivers, tweeters, crossovers, etc) returns. Delays may be incurred if lack
of replacement inventory or parts is encountered.
INTERNATIONAL WARRANTY
Contact your International Kicker dealer or distributor concerning specific
procedures for your country’s warranty and service policies.
Stillwater Designs, 5021 North Perkins Road, Stillwater, OK 74075
The RMA number must be clearly marked on the outside of the package. Please
return only defective components (subwoofer, speaker-wire connector, etc.).
Return of the entire enclosure cabinet increases your return freight charges. Nondefective items received will be returned freight collect.
Include a copy of the original receipt with the purchase date clearly visible, and a
“proof-of-purchase” statement listing the Customer’s name, Dealer’s name and
invoice number, and product purchased. Warranty expiration on items without proofof-purchase will be determined from type of sale and the manufacturing date code.
Freight must be prepaid; items sent freight collect, or COD, will be refused.
Failure to follow these steps may void your warranty. Any questions can be
directed to the Kicker Customer Service Department at (405) 624-8510.
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P.O. Box 459 • Stillwater, Oklahoma 74076 • U.S.A. • (405) 624-8510
WARNING:
KICKER drivers are capable of producing sound levels
that can permanently damage your hearing! Turning up a
system to a level that has audible distortion is more
damaging to your ears than listening to an undistorted
system at the same volume level. The threshold of pain
is always an indicator that the sound level is too loud and
may permanently damage your hearing.
Please use common sense when controlling volume!
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