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Kicker 40CWR152

CompR Series 15" subwoofer with dual 2-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.  

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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 40CWR152

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

Overbuilt? More like built just right

Kicker's 40CWR152 15” 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 800 watts RMS so make sure you have an amplifier that'll do it justice. Its dual 2-ohm voice coils give you more wiring options when setting up your system, and this versatile sub works well in sealed or ported enclosures.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 600 and 1200 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

Have to and they beat hard but I need more lowers... What's a good amp that will match up to how you have to wire these

doeboi, wetumpka al

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What's in the Box:

  • One 15" Dual 2-ohm voice coil subwoofer (with impedance switch)
  • Kicker logo stickers
  • Manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)
  • Template on box

Product Highlights:

  • 15" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils
  • injection-molded polypropylene cone
  • rubber surround
  • power handling: 100-800 watts RMS (400 watts per coil)
  • peak power handling: 1,600 watts
  • frequency response: 25-500 Hz
  • sensitivity: 89.2 dB
  • top-mount depth: 7-7/8"
  • sealed box volume: 1.8 - 5.2 cu. ft.
  • ported box volume: 3.0 - 5.0 cu. ft.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Kicker 40CWR152 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

2 Reviews

i have two of these and they beat hard but i need more power..what's a

Written by: doeboi from wetumpka al on December 6, 2014

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Have to and they beat hard but I need more lowers... What's a good amp that will match up to how you have to wire these

Pros: Beat hard deep bass

Cons: Hard to figure out how to wire up

Kicker 40CWR152

Written by: Slater from Mission Viejo, CA on June 18, 2014

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

Could not ask for a better sub! Hits those lows hard! And wired down to 1ohm? AWESOME!

Pros: Evetything!

Cons: It's not an 18!

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What's in the box?

Download the Kicker 40CWR152 manual

  • One 15" Dual 2-ohm voice coil subwoofer (with impedance switch)
  • Kicker logo stickers
  • Manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)
  • Template on box

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Features

Dual 2-ohm Voice Coils: This woofer features dual 2-ohm voice coils, offering wiring flexibility. A switch on the speaker terminal allows you to easily change from parallel (the woofer presents a 1-ohm load) to series (the woofer presents a 4-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: 1.8 ft³
  • Maximum Enclosure Volume: 5.2 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: 3.0 ft³ with a 15.5" x 2.75" x 25.75" slot port
  • Maximum Enclosure Volume: 5.0 ft³ with a 15.5" x 3" x 22" slot port

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It's not all about the power handling. The VX series has many upgraded features involving the cone, the surround, etc. You can find more information about choosing the best subwoofer for your system here: http://www.crutchfield.com/learn/learningcenter/car/subwoofers/shopping_guide.html?showAll=N [ Jeff  Apr 29, 2014 ]  Staff
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