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Kicker 40CWD102

CompD Series 10" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils

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Our take on the Kicker 40CWD102

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.

Legendary bass, awesome price

If you're looking to add some boom to your car's sound system, Kicker's CompD line will get your car shaking without draining your wallet. These subs are the latest in the legendary Kicker Comp line that started in 1986, with a proven pedigree when it comes to delivering powerful bass.

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The heavy steel basket cuts down on unwanted vibrations.

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Kicker technology at work

Kicker's 40CWD102 10" subwoofer features a flex-resistant polypropylene cone for hard-hitting lows without distortion, while the ribbed foam surround promotes long excursion and helps to keep the cone on target. The sub's steel basket provides a reliable foundation for big bass, and its extensive venting ensures long-lasting performance that won't break down when the bass gets heavy.

Easy to add to nearly any setup

This sub handles up to 300 watts RMS to bring out the depth your music's been missing, and its dual 2-ohm voice coils give you more wiring options when setting up your system. This versatile sub works well in sealed or ported enclosures, and it's even suitable for free-air applications.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 225 and 450 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

Highlights:

  • 10" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils
  • injection-molded polypropylene cone
  • ribbed foam surround
  • suitable for free-air use
  • power handling: 50-300 watts RMS (150 watts per coil)
  • peak power handling: 600 watts
  • frequency response: 30-500 Hz
  • sensitivity: 86.2 dB
  • top-mount depth: 4-3/4"
  • sealed box volume: 1.00 - 2.40 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 10 -inch
Impedance 2 ohms
Cone Material Polypropylene
Surround Material Polyurethane
Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet) N/A
Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet) N/A
Port diameter (inches) N/A
Port length (inches) N/A
Free-Air Yes
Dual Voice Coil Yes
Sensitivity 86.2 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response 30 - 500 Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 50-300
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 600
Top Mount Depth (inches) 4 3/4
Bottom Mount Depth (inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 9 1/8
Vas (liters) 46.94
Fs (Hz) 33
Qts 0.585
Xmax (millimeters) 0
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • One 10" Dual 2-ohm voice coil subwoofer
  • Six 0.25" Crimp on quick slide terminals
  • Owner's manual
  • 2 Kicker decals
  • Template on box

Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.

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Subwoofer Features
Enclosure Compatibility

Subwoofer Features

Dual Voice Coils: For increased system flexibility, the woofer has two 2Ω voice coils. When the voice coils are wired in parallel, the woofer presents a 1Ω load. When wired in series, the woofer presents a 4Ω load.

Ribbed Surround: The optimized ribbed polyurethane helps eliminate flex and distortion.

Spiralead Tinsel Leads: The durable Spiralead tinsel leads are woven into the woofer's spider, for added strength and reliability.

Steel Basket with Vented Pole Piece: The steel basket's vented pole piece and Kicker's Quad Venting slots contribute to the woofers' efficient cooling and durability.

Speaker Terminals: Each speaker terminal has two 0.25" push-on terminals (crimp-on quick slides included).

Enclosure Compatibility

Enclosure Versatility: The Kicker Comp subwoofer is versatile, performing well in vented or sealed enclosures, and in free-air applications.

Sealed Enclosures: A sealed enclosure design offers the smoothest response, with increased energy at the lowest frequencies (between 20 to 30 Hz).

  • Minimum enclosure volume: 1.0 ft³
  • Maximum enclosure volume: 2.4 ft³

Ported Enclosures: A ported (vented) enclosure design is typically more efficient than a sealed enclosure.

  • Minimum enclosure volume: 1.25 ft³ with a 1.5" x 10.5" slot port opening that is 14.5" deep
  • Maximum enclosure volume: 1.75 ft³ with a 1.5" x 10.5" slot port opening that is 13.25" deep

Infinite Baffle Mounting: The Kicker Comp subwoofers are also designed to be used as free-air drivers. The infinite baffle mounting method effectively utilizes the trunk of a sedan as the enclosure.

 

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5 out of 5

Good bass

Written By LJGS300, NC on Thursday, June 19, 2014
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This 10" sub hits really hard! Paired with Sound Ordinance amp, people think I have 2-10"s in a box. Well worth the money, just get a good amp.
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4 out of 5

sounds good 2 me

Written By the1Thomas, Arlington, TN on Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Replaced my Lexus GS430 subwoofer for the 2nd time...this speaker was a good fit..however, if you are using only the factory built in amp, use the series wiring over the parallel wiring.
Pros:
Good sound for the price...I don't believe you will be disappointed.
Cons:
Yet to be determined.
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5 out of 5

Great sub

Written By Anonymous, midlothian, va on Sunday, March 30, 2014
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This sub is perfect for what I needed. I have it in a sealed custom enclosure for my Jeep cherokee and I couldn't ask for anything more. Plenty of bass for all genres of music. If you are trying to be obnoxious and shake other peoples cars and your neighbors houses then get two but if you just want great bass to improve your cars overall sound quality then one of these is all you need.
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5 out of 5

awsome sub.

Written By Rob, Clearfield, PA on Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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You can Not beat this subwoofers sound and quality. The dual vioce give's you so much flexibility. I'm going to be buying more soon ..
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4 out of 5

Exactly what I needed

Written By AJ, Williamsburg,Virginia on Friday, August 09, 2013
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Wasn't trying to blow the trunk off of my car but just wanted to add a little rumble since the car didnt come with speakers in the trunk. These 10's fit perfect with the factory 6X9's that came in the rear doors. Always been a fan of kicker and will soon be upgrading the factory speakers in the doors with kickers. Very happy with my purchase.
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5 out of 5

great!

Written By great sub, wilburton Oklahoma on Friday, June 28, 2013
 
great sub pounds hard and knocks pictures off the wall
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1 question already asked

My vehicle is a 2004 F150 Supercrew. I have a Class D 400W Single Channel ZX 400.1 Kicker Amplifier. I'm looking to just run a single Sub under my back seat, to which I will find a suitable box enclosure for when I find the sub I want to get. I have absolutely no understanding of what would be a good fit for this amp. I was wondering if you could give me an explanation on the ohms and if this sub would be a good match for this amp? Thank you! [ John  Feb 12, 2014 ]
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  • We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff Staff  Feb 14, 2014 ]

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