In this, our last week of the Battle of the Subwoofers Series, we will look at the MTX Audio Thunder 8000 series subwoofer, and the Kicker CVR series subwoofer. These subs are extremely similar in performance and power output but even with their similarities they will offer different specifications and technologies that will make one suit you better than the other.

Kicker 10CVR104


With an RMS power rating of 400 watts, the Kicker 10CVR104 is able to offer just the right amount of power with just one woofer. Kicker didn’t make any major changes to their subwoofer nor did they have to. They kept the same technologies that have made the CVR series subwoofer a must have, while improving the aesthetics to give it a more modern look and better integration into the Kicker woofer family, and also a redesigned basket structure for added sturdiness and linear movement control. The CVR still features an injection molded SoloKon cone and ribbed Santoprene surround for added stiffness and better excursion capabilities thus increasing the quality of performance and bass reproduction. The CVR is your everyday woofer; it will perform great in either a sealed enclosure for tighter bass or ported enclosure for elongated low-frequency responses. It is also available in an 8”, 10”, 12”, and 15” size with either a Dual 2 ohm or 4 ohm voice coil, giving you a wide range of options.

MTX Audio T810-44


The MTX Audio T810-44 Thunder 8000 series subwoofer is the 10” version of MTX’s newest addition to their already amazing line of subwoofers. With an RMS rating of 400 watts the new Thunder 8000 subwoofer will not disappoint. This woofer offers two major technologies that really set it apart from any other woofer in its class. The first is a Spider Plateau Venting technology (SPV), which cools the voice coil directly for added thermal protection and capabilities which lead to improved performance and power handling. The second is an Asymmetrical Linear Driver System (ALDS) that allows higher output with less distortion by creating constant linear movement that increases performance and sound quality. The new glass fiber cone woofer not only gives a nice appealing and classy look but it also provides an unmatched stiffness-to-weight ratio, which increases sensitivity and performance. This subwoofer series also offers multiple sizes with a Dual 2 ohm or 4 ohm option for variety and easy solution for any application.