Skip Navigation

Kicker 40CWD102

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

10 Reviews | 3 questions - 4 answers

Watch a first-look video

Overview

Our take on the Kicker 40CWD102

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.

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.

Side-view of Kicker 40CWD102 10" sub

The heavy steel basket cuts down on unwanted vibrations.

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.

sounds awesome! Easy to hook up.

Anonymous, Minnesota

Featured Video:

What's in the Box:

  • 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

Product 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
Reviews

Kicker 40CWD102 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

10 Reviews

Kicker 40CWD102

Written by: Anonymous from Minnesota on January 2, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Ease of Use
  • Sound Quality
  • Value

sounds awesome! Easy to hook up.

Pros:

Cons:

Great Sub

Written by: John H from Georgia on March 30, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Ease of Use
  • Sound Quality
  • Value

Replaced 2 subs with this dual voice coil one. Hits harder and helps save more space in the Jeep Wrangler. Paired it with a sound ordinance mono block.

Pros: Hits hard and saves space.

Cons: Not free!

This product is awesome

Written by: Vanessa from Arizona on March 30, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Ease of Use
  • Sound Quality
  • Value

I have 3 in my car and they hit amazingly, for the price they are impressive

Pros: Cheap, good bass, hits hard

Cons:

Great bass for the price!

Written by: Ryan J. from San Diego on November 27, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Ease of Use
  • Sound Quality
  • Value

Great deep bass for the price. Easy install. Quick delivery. Very good product. Enjoying now as I bump through the streets!

Pros: Deep bass. Good price. Hits hard!

Cons: So far so good!

Good bass

Written by: LJGS300 from NC on June 19, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Ease of Use
  • Sound Quality
  • Value

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.

Pros:

Cons:

sounds good 2 me

Written by: the1Thomas from Arlington, TN on April 19, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Ease of Use
  • Sound Quality
  • Value

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.

Great sub

Written by: Anonymous from midlothian, va on March 30, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Ease of Use
  • Sound Quality
  • Value

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.

Pros:

Cons:

awsome sub.

Written by: Rob from Clearfield, PA on October 22, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Ease of Use
  • Sound Quality
  • Value

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 ..

Pros:

Cons:

Exactly what I needed

Written by: AJ from Williamsburg,Virginia on August 9, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Ease of Use
  • Sound Quality
  • Value

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.

Pros:

Cons:

great!

Written by: great sub from wilburton Oklahoma on June 28, 2013

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Ease of Use
  • Sound Quality
  • Value

great sub pounds hard and knocks pictures off the wall

Pros:

Cons:

Details

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download the Kicker 40CWD102 manual

  • 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

Product Research

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.

Our Product Research Team

At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team. They verify what’s in the box, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

Accessories
Staff Reviews

Product reviews from the Crutchfield Labs

Kicker's Yellow Series of amps, speakers and subs gives you the performance you expect from Kicker at a more affordable price. This year's models are better than ever.

What are the Labs?
Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

Perfect fit for stock 02 cadillac deville. The knowledge of the staff. They actually knew the specs and products that they are selling. [ Timothy  Jan 30, 2016 ]

3 questions already asked

Ohms represent the amount of resistance that the speaker has. If an amp gives 1000 watts at 2ohms, it provides 500 watts at 4ohms, and 250 watts at 8 ohms. This is most important when you are daisy chaining speakers together. It is important to match the impedance of the speakers and insure that your amp can handle the added resistance of the extra speaker. If you have 2 8ohm speakers, you will now have 16ohms of resistance which could potentially burn up your amplifier. Low impedance subs are good for daisy chaining, but work well as stand alone as well. [ Todd  Jan 15, 2015 ]
That is the measure of resistance of the speaker. [ MATT  Jan 14, 2015 ]
Library