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Kicker 40CWRT101

CompRT shallow-mount 10" subwoofer with dual 1-ohm voice coils

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Our take on the Kicker 40CWRT101

by John Pollard
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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.

A thin sub with big sub bass

If you're looking for bass for a tight space, Kicker designed their CompRT subs with compact cars, pickup trucks, and even motorcycles in mind. The low-profile 40CWRT101 10” subwoofer performs just like a full-size sub, but without killing all your cargo space. This high-performance CompRT sub stands less than 3-1/2" tall, so your installation options are wide open.

Kicker 40CWRT101

This sub clocks in at less than 3-1/2" deep.

Built with boom in mind

The 40CWRT101 comes equipped with a rigid injection-molded polypropylene cone that won't flex and cause distortion while you're cranking the bass. Its rubber surround will last through years of heavy use, combining with a special-design back and top plate to give you more excursion (which equals more bass) than other skinny subs.   

Made to work with many systems

This sub handles up to 600 watts RMS so make sure you've got a solid amp to power it. You can wire the dual voice coils for either 2- or 1/2-ohm total impedance, giving you more wiring options when setting up your system. This versatile sub sounds great in sealed or ported enclosures.

Important Note: If you are wiring this DVC sub for extremely low impedance, make sure that your amp is compatible. You can damage or destroy your amp by exceeding recommended minimum impedance.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 450 and 900 watts RMS at 2 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

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Highlights:

  • 10" subwoofer with dual 1-ohm voice coils
  • injection-molded polypropylene cone
  • rubber surround
  • power handling: 100-600 watts RMS (300 watts per coil)
  • peak power handling: 1200 watts
  • frequency response: 25-500 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87.2 dB
  • top-mount depth: 3-7/16"
  • sealed box volume: .40 - 2.0 cu. ft.
  • ported box volume: 1.25 - 1.75 cu. ft.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Size
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10 -inch
Impedance
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1 ohms
Cone Material
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Injection Molded Poly
Surround Material
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Santoprene
Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)
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N/A
Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)
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N/A
Port diameter (inches)
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N/A
Port length (inches)
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N/A
Free-Air
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No
Dual Voice Coil
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Yes
Sensitivity
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87.2 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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25 - 500 Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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100-600
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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1200
Top Mount Depth (inches)
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3 7/16
Bottom Mount Depth (inches)
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N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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9 1/8
Vas (liters)
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37.14
Fs (Hz)
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32.7
Qts
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0.44
Xmax (millimeters)
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0
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • One 10" Dual 1-ohm voice coil subwoofer
  • Kicker logo stickers
  • Manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)
  • Template on box

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Features

Dual 1-ohm Voice Coils: This woofer features dual 1-ohm voice coils, offering wiring flexibility. When the voice coils are wired in parallel the woofer presents a 1/2-ohm load. When the voice coils are wired in series the woofer presents a 2-ohm load.

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

Enclosure Compatibility

Shallow-Mount: Kicker's CompRT series is designed to minimize depth, giving you subwoofer options where standard enclosures don't fit. The vent-less, solid-pole design allows the woofer to be mounted directly against the rear wall of a sealed enclosure.

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: 2.0 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: 1.25 ft³ with a 10.5" x 2" x 20" slot port
  • Maximum Enclosure Volume: 1.75 ft³ with a 10.5" x 2.5" x 20" slot port
 
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5 out of 5

Good sub

Written By Paul, Augusta, GA on Friday, May 30, 2014
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Using the sub in a .70 sealed enclosure powered by 500 watts RMS. Thumps good. I can feel it in my chest. Can carry the low bass as well. Well worth the money.
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Hits hard.
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5 out of 5

super powerful

Written By Shadow Drifter, Pittston pa 18640 on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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Super loud, perfect. Highly recommend
Pros:
Light and thin, and super loud. Cant ask for a better sub
Cons:
None
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Kicker 40CWRT101

Written By Ivan, Bayamon ,P.R on Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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Kicker never fails.
Pros:
awesome sound for small enclosures
Cons:
none
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