Top 10 Kicker Solo Baric Subwoofers
When it comes to an impressive sound system, you want something that sounds great and looks great as well. Solo baric subwoofers are unusual in that they are square rather than round. Kicker was the original company to use this design and have been working on tweaking it for many years now.
If you want something that is aesthetically pleasing and also delivers high-quality performance, a solo baric sub is an excellent place to start.
Here we round up our top ten choices and look at how they compare to one another. We rated each of them in terms of performance, quality and value for money. Pair these with a great amp, and you will get some excellent results.
The Top 10 Solo Baric Subs of 2018
Stillwater Designs 11S15L72
Are you ready to take things up a notch when it comes to your sound system? This model has a power handling of 1000 Watt RMS and 2000 Watt max power. The frequency response is 18-100 Hz and the impedance 2 Ohm.
This 15-inch sub will suit those who want more boom but haven’t got the budget to go all out on a pro system. It is one of the few square subs out there and features an innovative design that allows more air to circulate around the voice coil.
Kicker 11S12L72 12-Inch
This model combines innovative design with great tech that will help to give you a clear, crisp sound. This is a good option for those looking for a sub that will stand up to a fair amount of punishment.
The SoloKon is made all in one piece to ensure that it lasts longer. In addition, it has full bracing to make it even more robust and to reduce distortion to nil. The surround has been carefully crafted and stitched well to resolve the issue of too much cone flex.
The pole piece is sold and designed to dissipate heat. This, combined with the high-temp coil wire extends the useful lifespan of this model.
Kicker Solo-Baric L7S 2000W
Are you ready to rumble? This sub does come in at a higher price point than the others that we have reviewed here, but it also has much higher specs.
If you have a ported or sealed enclosure, this could be the right option for you. The power handling is 1000 Watts RMS and 2000 Watts max power. It has been designed for optimal heat management and minimal distortion of sound.
It features tinsel leads that are thicker than average and a range of other features to ensure that it is sturdy enough to take a pounding.
KICKER 11VS12L7 12″
This is a good option if you want to be able to just plug and play. The sub comes in a factory-designed box that fits it like a glove. The design is intended to optimize sound quality and volume. It is a relatively compact model that is easy to install.
Its power handling is 750 Watt RMS and 1500 Watt max power, so it is not the most powerful sub on the list, but it does deliver a good amount of sound.
Kicker 12″ 3000W Dual Loaded
What is better than one sub? Two subs working together. This combo comes in an enclosure that is designed to help vent heat and improve performance. Everything about this pair screams durability.
There is thick bracing on the inside to improve durability and Kicker has used high-quality materials to maximize heat dissipation and improve performance.
Installation could not really be easier – all you need to do is to connect up one wire. The box itself features a simple design and full carpeting to ensure that it looks as good as it sounds.
Kicker 10″ Solo-Baric L7
This ten-inch sub is best suited to those with limited space and just starting out. It is easy to mount and provides a decent sound experience. The power handling is 600 watt RMS and 1200 max power, so you are not going to get the loudest possible bass experience.
That said, it is capable of putting out a high-quality sound and can provide enough bass for most people’s needs. You are not going to be able to crank the volume up all the way, but this is a pretty tough sub so it should last you well.
This model is the smallest of all the options we looked at. It is ideal if you have limited space available and, with two subwoofers, still puts out a decent amount of sound. You do have to watch the power input for this model.
Kicker recommends using 450 Watt power and keeping the subs in a ported or sealed enclosure.
This set has all the basic features that make the other models great as well. The polypropylene core, injection-molded to maximize durability. A Santoprene surround, ribbed to ensure that there is minimal distortion and the same heat-sink tech that makes their other models so effective.
KICKER 45L7R154 15″
If space is not as much of an issue, and you want even better volume, this 15-inch set could be suitable. It features power handling of 900 Watts RMS and 1800 Watts maximum power handling. Like other models from the Kicker line, these are built to last.
The 4 Ohm voice coil is properly vented to ensure that heat buildup is not an issue. The back bracing keeps the subs in place securely. Thicker tinsel leads stand up better to larger power outputs, and the ceramic magnet is more easily able to handle higher temperatures.
KICKER S10L74 10″ 1200W
This model has been designed for those who want a decent car audio system at a reasonable price.
The additional cone space with this model allows it to deliver much louder sound. To help keep you playing your tunes for longer, the sub has a solid pole piece designed to work as a heat sink. The voice coil is made from high-temperature wire to allow for more voltage.
Finally, this Kicker’s ruffled corners create a cleaner sound with no distortion.
NEW KICKER TS10L7 10″
This model is ideal for those who want a quick install and good sound. It comes enclosed in a factory-designed box that has been crafted to get the best possible performance out of the sub, both in terms of sound quality and heat management.
All the other standard features that Kicker has become known for are present in one good-looking package. The molded Solkon, pleated corners and thermal regulation tech ensure durability and great sound quality.
The power handling is not bad at 600 Watts RMS and 1200 Watts max power.
Choosing the top three here was a bit of a challenge because the models are pretty similar. Our top pick is the Kicker Solo-Baric L7S 2000W. We chose it because it has the best power handling of the lot and will be useful to those who want an above-average system.
Our number two pick was the Kicker 12″ 3000W Dual Loaded. We chose it because it had the whole package – two subs and the enclosure for them.
Our number three pick was the KICKER 11VS12L7 12″. We chose this model because it blended convenience and a fairly good performance. The power handling capabilities could be higher, but are more than enough to get you started.
Overall, Kicker offers a range of subs to suit every need. It is a reputable brand with good-quality performance.