Kicker 40CWR84

CompR Series 8" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils

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Kicker designed their CompR line of subs for people who love to hear strong bass when their music's playing. Built from the ground up with performance in mind, these subs handle plenty of power to give you the baddest bass available from the legendary Comp line.  

Kicker 40CWR84

Change this subwoofer's impedance with a flick of the built-in switch.

Overbuilt? More like built just right

Kicker's 40CWR84 8” subwoofer comes equipped with a tough, polypropylene cone that stays rigid during intense play sessions so you hear accurate bass. A custom-designed back and top plate give the woofer plenty of room to travel, while the durable rubber surround helps to control cone movement during a heavy workout. This sub uses extensive venting in its heavy steel basket to shrug off heat, so you can count on reliable performance.   

Say hello to system flexibility

This Kicker CompR will handle up to 400 watts RMS so make sure you have an amplifier that'll do it justice. Its dual 4-ohm voice coils make it easy to connect to a mono amplifier, and this versatile sub works well in sealed or ported enclosures.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 300 and 600 watts RMS at 2 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

Product Highlights:

  • 8" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils
  • injection-molded polypropylene cone
  • rubber surround
  • power handling: 100-400 watts RMS (200 watts per coil)
  • peak power handling: 800 watts
  • frequency response: 30-500 Hz
  • sensitivity: 82.8 dB
  • top-mount depth: 4-1/8"
  • sealed box volume: .35 - 1.8 cu. ft.
  • ported box volume: .65 - 1.2 cu. ft.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's a component sub and why would I want one?

A component sub is simply a speaker that's designed to reproduce bass once it's installed in a compatible enclosure. Think about the impact of a movie soundtrack in a big theater or even in your own home HDTV setup. A component sub can add the same kind of power to the music in your car. And a car sub is not all about the boom that you hear on a street corner (although that's cool too) - you can pair a component sub with your choice of enclosure to get bass just the way you like it, from tight and punchy to fat and loose. And once you experience music in your car with a well-tuned subwoofer, you'll never go back.

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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  • One 8" Dual 4-ohm voice coil subwoofer (with impedance switch)
  • Kicker logo stickers
  • Manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)
  • Template on box

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Features

Dual 4-ohm Voice Coils: This woofer features dual 4-ohm voice coils, offering wiring flexibility. A switch on the speaker terminal allows you to easily change from parallel (the woofer presents a 2-ohm load) to series (the woofer presents a 8-ohm load) wiring for the voice coils.

UniPlate Construction: The woofer features a one-piece UniPlate construction with a vented, extended pole piece and backplate. This unique design provides the following benefits:

  • Optimizes heat transfer efficiency for cooler operation
  • Eliminates erratic magnetic flux in the voice coil gap
  • Releases pressure under the suspension for uniform cone movement
  • Prevents the voice coil from bottoming out, and the resulting damage

Tinsel Leads: CompR subwoofers use Spiralead tinsel-lead technology; the tinsel lead wires are woven into the spider to relieve mechanical stress.

Enclosure Compatibility

Sealed Enclosure Applications: Sealed enclosures provide the most control over a woofer and provide accurate sonic reproduction, making them suitable to all types of music. Kicker recommends sealed enclosures in the following range:

  • Minimum Enclosure Volume: 0.4 ft³
  • Maximum Enclosure Volume: 1.8 ft³

Vented Box: Vented (or ported) enclosures typically provide better overall efficiency than sealed so they are suitable for use with smaller amplifiers, giving you more bass output from less power. Kicker recommends ported enclosures in the following range:

  • Minimum Enclosure Volume: 0.8 ft³ with an 8" x 1.5" x 20.75" slot port
  • Maximum Enclosure Volume: 1.2 ft³ with an 8" x 2" x 19.125" slot port

Note: Although smaller than optimal, the prefabricated enclosures we list on the accessory page produce very good results.

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Kicker 40CWR84

Written By Anonymous, Annandale, MN on Monday, August 11, 2014

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  • Sound Quality
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Great sound and good price.

Big Little Subwoofers

Written By Chris, AR on Friday, October 04, 2013

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  • Sound Quality
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I bought 4 of these for my chevy silverado crew cab in a quad front fire sealed box. Powered by a kicker zxs1500.1 and they sound absolutely amazing sounds just as good as the 2 12 kicker solo classics I had under my seat down fire and it just looks neat having 4 subs facing forward under the seat. They hit the lows just as good as the 2 12s and they get louder and sound better with all types of music from rap to rock. You can't go wrong with these powerful little subs!

Pros: Great sound, powerful and low distortion

Cons: The terminal caused me to have to turn the subs on an angle due to the box not the subs fault but a con I had with my box I guess.

Kicker Sub-woofers

Written By Frank V, Keller, Texas on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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so far, the sound is great and the quality is excellent

Pros: great sound and quality

Cons: none

Product reviews from the Crutchfield Labs

Kicker's Redline series of amps and subs, which includes the popular CompR and CompRT subwoofers plus their KX amplifiers, gives you the sound and performance you expect from Kicker car audio gear.

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You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if there is a kit available for you. If there is none, then they may also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Greg  Jul 28, 2014 ]  Staff