how can i fix a crack in my Kicker cvr subs?

There is a dime sized hole and crack in the hard cone. of my 12in kicker cvr subwoofer.

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago



Car stereo puts out much less power than speakers need?

I'm fairly new to car audio. I just put in a Pioneer MVH-370BT headunit into my car, and while it is working great right now, it is evident that I'm going to need new speakers soon because the factory ones are not very good. I was looking at either the Kicker 40CS54 2-way speakers or the Kicker 41DSC54 2-way speakers because many people have recommended these speakers. The problem is on the website, the pioneer headunit only says it puts out 14 watts RMS power while the speakers say that they use up to 75 watt RMS. I'm trying to avoid getting an amp because I'm going to be putting the speakers in myself and i don't want to have to drill a hole through the firewall. So, my question is what will happen if I run the speakers with the 14 watt RMS receiver? Will it just not play very loud? Will the sound be very distorted if I try to play it loud? Is this bad for the speakers? Thanks!

Question by JoeG4 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Speakers in a couch

 I was thinking of putting 16 4-inch kickers in a couch, on the back side. any ideas on this?

Topic by inashell 9 years ago


How is the wearable battery designed to last longer?

The kicker now is that your smartphone holds far more information than a pocket ever did, How is the battery designed to last longer?

Topic by EvaW23 3 months ago  |  last reply 3 months ago


Makeup Holoween Scar

A grandson will go as Harry Potter in a few days. I would like to make a scar to glue to his forehead. As a kicker I want to put an smd LED under the scar. What and where does one find scar materials use to make a on skin ?..

Topic by iceng 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Soldering Copper Round Bar

I plan on making a backdrop (pictured) out of copper. I have a little bit of experience soldering copper pipe. I have an idea of how to build the backdrop but would appreciate some feedback/tips.Dimensions:- 5' W x 7' H x 3' DMaterials: - Diagonal members: 0.1875" round bar- Circular votive holders: 0.125" round bar- Rectangular border, kickers, and base: 1/4" x 1" rectangular barI'm thinking that I will solder the diagonal members at each intersection and where the ends meet the rectangular bar frame. The base will be a 3' rectangular bar on the left and on the right. There will be a kicker on each side, connected to the base and about halfway up the vertical members of the frame.Does this seem feasible? Will the structure be stable? How can I form the circular votive holders?

Question by sjung510 3 months ago  |  last reply 3 months ago


Airsoft team roles

IM attempting to create a airsoft team and I thought it would be good if all of us had our own roles. I have some but I am looking for more heres what i have so far Roles I have so far: sniper assault gunner suppressive fire grenadier/Door Kicker scout Designated marksman CQC Team leader

Topic by BuildSleepThink 6 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Can anyone help me out with some fiberglass mold making techniques or tips?

I am wanting to do a custom center console and door panels for my Honda Civic out of fiber glass and or carbon fiber, but I am not sure how to go about getting started with making the mold. If anyone could give some advice, tips or techniques I would greatly appreciate it.

Question by dseries16 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What battery should I use to power a DIY boombox using car audio components? Answered

I've been looking at car stereo boomboxes (DIY of course) and had a simple question on how to power the stereo: WHAT BATTERY SHOULD I USE? I plan on running a Kicker ZX300.1 mono amplifer to power three 4ohm SVC subwoofers (wired down to 1.53 ohms), and a wallmart headunit that I suspect draws around 10amps of power connected to Kicker DS60's. I'm also fairly certain that the amplifier draws 30 amps of power (300 watts / 10 = 30amps). If this is correct does that mean I need to have a battery / set of batteries rated at 40 Ah? (I know I need a minimum 12v to run car audio equipment, the question is based on the Amps Per Hour rating of the battery). I Guess what I am asking is does the power source need to be rated at the "x" Amps/Hour where "x" = the total amp draw of the system? Thanks!

Question by ashap517 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How to make a Harry Potter lighting scar? Answered

A grandson will go as Harry Potter. I would like to make a scar to spirit gum to his forehead. As a kicker I plan to put an smd LED under the appliance. Powered by a flat cell in the hair and fine magnet wire for conductors. So far I was planing to use a glue gun to form the scar on a tin can for simulated forehead curved shape.. Any suggestions on a better material or kit will be greatly appreciated !

Question by iceng 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How to look like a pretentious jerk

Include this in every single email you send "CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The information contained in this electronic message is confidential and intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this e-mail or any of its components is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please "reply" to the sender." The terribly funny part is my coworker attaches these to the most mundane emails, this one from a reminder of a meeting tomorrow. But the real kicker? his email ends in ocfl.net, as in orange county government, which means ALL his email is public record under the sunshine laws. People are tards.

Topic by Tool Using Animal 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Ohms on a Speaker VS Ohms on an Amp? Answered

I am looking fixing up my cars stereo and I am not sure about how to pair a sub with an amp.  I am using crutchfield.com.  I found some speaker I subs I would like to get, they are 12" kickers and there is an 8 ohm version and a 4 ohm version.  They are rated for 50 - 150 watts.  Now my guess was to buy a 2 channel amp (I wan't two subs) and use it.  The one I am looking at is 125 watts @ 4 ohms X 2 speakers.  I read that you may want to buy an over-rated amp so you don't blow it by trying to drive excessive speakers.  Is this an acceptable combination. 

Question by jj.inc 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


remote linear actuator

   Hey everyone. I have a question about a  linear actuator that I'm putting on my sawmill to control the throttle. On a sawmill you either need to be full throttle or idle. I've already got the actuator mounted and it works great. Now I need a controller for it. I've got a keyless remote from a auto parts store that I would like to use. I also would like to have a hard wired button. The kicker is that I would like to be able to push a button on the remote or the wired button and the actuator go all the way out. And then push the same button and it come all the way in. The actuator has built in limit switches so it will stop on its on either all the way out or in. This may not be feasible for me to do but I was just thinking by using relays it may be. If I can't use just the one button then I'll have to use two. There should be no need for a stop button since the actuator has a limit switch at both ends. Thanks

Question by papermaker007 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Green Design Thrives on Cooperation and Hugs

While there are LEED standards for architecture that are often brought into consideration, there isn't much in terms of product design. Many companies want the design for their widget to be done and quickly move on to production. In an effort to fight the good fight and get sustainable ideas in from the beginning, an agreement called the Designer's Accord has been established among designers.Signers to the Designer's Accord agree to initiate dialogues about sustainability and carbon footprints with the companies who hire them. They also agree to educate their own staff about the importance of materials and design in production.One of the big kickers here is that the signers also agree to share what they've learned about sustainable design with each other. While avoiding disclosing any secrets about the companies they work for, they plan on building a global knowledge base so that we can all be a bit greener a bit faster. It's a noble concept and thousands from prominent firms and small companies have signed up. Time will tell if all of this will truly help out, but for now the project looks to be in the big group hug phase with many promises of glorious things to come.Hopefully, they will. The Designer's Accord Business Week article about DAvia Core77

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago


Battery Powered Water Heater

I need some help. Well, I'll be honest, I need a lot of help.  I am trying to heat 1 liter of water running through a small tube that holds 8ml of fluid up by 12C, with a maximum temperature of the heater reaching 60C, and the entire liter needs to be heated within 30 minutes.  In my experiments, the tube holds 8ml of fluid while passing along the 'heater' core, and will pass by the core in a total of 10 seconds. So 8ml heated by 12C in 10 seconds is the limiting factor and multiply that out to cover 30 minutes.  The good news, I have managed to accomplish this feat by wrapping the tube around a curling iron rated at 80W x 110V. End result is 12C rise in output fluid, so I know the theory is completely possible.  However, here's the kicker, the entire system needs to run off of battery power.  So the 2 big questions are: what material should I use as the 'heater core' since I can not use a standard curling iron, and what battery system/configuration should I use (needs to be universal purchase ie, AA, AAA, D, C, 123, 9V, etc) Any help would be greatly appreciated both to my personal safety as I tinker in the garage, and to my wife's sanity as she watches me play with water around plugged in curling irons. :) Thanks in advance. WS. 

Topic by whiskeysausage 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


A bit of a painting project I've started (3rd UPDATE)

Me and my gf have decided to tackle a project recently out of curiosity and boredom. My Ariens YT12 could use a new painting. I had took the angle grinder to the a$$ end of the tractor and cleaned up the rusted parts and scraped up the painted areas. I had a fight with the angle grinder for a brief few seconds and messed up my arm a bit, so I decided not to do any more grinding with the wire cup. I've since put on a couple coats of black spray enamel paint, and I've even painted over other areas too not just the rust spots, I tried to wipe down the machine with a wet cloth the best that I could. I've given it a few coats but I might have to go around yet and touch up some other spots, I DO plan on doing more painting to the frame soon, but maybe when it's nicer out and not so windy. Heres the kicker, when my gf gets home, we've already cut out some really neat looking stencils and we plan on spray-painting the hood of the tractor, I'm not sure if I should rough up the surface first or just leave it be and clean it with a wet cloth before painting. It's going to be the coolest looking hood ever (I hope if it turns out how I'm hoping). Stay tuned I'll upload MOAR pictures soon! Update!!!! I've added some more pictures I just took them after peeling the stencil off my tractor's hood. I got more paint splatter than I would have liked, but overall I'm pleased with how it came out. I have MORE pictures to come as I finish the black stripe. 2nd Update: I just peeled the painters tape off and I like how clean-cut the stripe looks, however there was some seepage and I need to touch it up. 'Should still make the neighbors jealous though. 3rd Update: I've put the hood back ON the tractor, and I think it looks pretty damn snazzy if you ask me! Check out the last picture in the list to see what I'm talking about!

Topic by Punkguyta 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago