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Kicker 40CWS124

CompS Series 12" 4-ohm subwoofer

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Kicker 40CWS124

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If you're looking to add some boom to your car's sound system, Kicker's CompS 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 CompS 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 40CWS124 12" sub

The heavy steel basket cuts down on unwanted vibrations.

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Kicker's 40CWS124 12" 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 4-ohm impedance makes it compatible with just about every amplifier on the market. 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.

This is my second set of these for a new build. Kicker subs never let me down be sure to pair with a kicker amp

Darren, wichita, KS

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What's in the Box:

  • One 12" Single 4-ohm voice coil subwoofer
  • Four 0.25" Crimp on quick slide terminals
  • Owner's manual
  • 2 Kicker decals
  • Template on box

Product Highlights:

  • 12" 4-ohm subwoofer
  • injection-molded polypropylene cone
  • ribbed foam surround
  • suitable for free-air use
  • power handling: 50-300 watts RMS
  • peak power handling: 600 watts
  • frequency response: 27-500 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88.3 dB
  • top-mount depth: 5-3/8"
  • sealed box volume: 1.25 - 3.50 cu. ft.
  • ported box volume: 1.75 - 2.25 cu. ft.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Kicker 40CWS124 Reviews

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8 Reviews

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Written by: Darren from wichita, KS on February 21, 2016

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This is my second set of these for a new build. Kicker subs never let me down be sure to pair with a kicker amp

Pros: Well built with good sound

Cons: None

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Written by: Anonymous from Russel, PA on February 21, 2015

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Bought these about a month ago now. They're a very good mid range sub that is on the lower price range. They're much better than my friends Kenwoods. They kick hard and hit the lows well too. I am very pleased with them. I have a custom made ported box with a audiopipe 1800 watt amp

Pros: Reasonable price Good quality Hit hard They have dual positive and negative hook ups( thought this was a nice feature)

Cons: Don't have any other than they could've been a little more stylish

Wow don't fool with buying the high $ subs

Written by: Nate from Jax fl on November 17, 2014

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Buy these subs and don't waste time in trying to buy high $ subs these are worth every penny had the kicker comp R 's and took them back The kicker comp S are by far a better sub and cost $50 cheaper and u dont need to get a high $ amp either

Pros: Best subs every

Cons: None

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Written by: Harold from Seymour indiana on May 16, 2014

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Put these in a downward firing box in a ext cab silverado.. Hit nice... Sound is amazing

Pros: Nicely priced and sounds great

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Written by: Kaotik207 from San Antonio tx on March 14, 2014

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Worth the money sounds good

Pros: Good bang for your buck

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Written by: martin from texas on January 24, 2014

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very satisfied with the two kicker sub woofers

Pros: great sound, easy of install

Cons: none

Kicker 40CWS124

Written by: Anonymous from sidney ohio on August 5, 2013

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Hit hard great subs

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Kicker CompS 12" 4ohm Subs

Written by: Chris from Visalia, Ca on March 23, 2013

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These subs hit HARD! For the price they are, they sound amazing in my 06' Chevy Silverado Ext Cab. I put a new JVC deck in too. These subs kick the bass out and really rattle the rear view mirror on those long, low bass notes. I don't care what my car sounds like on the outside when I pull up next to someone at a stop light. I want it to sound good on the inside, for my ears!!!! And now it sounds sick!! I went from old RF P1s to these and I'm very impressed. Buy these subs!!!!!!!!

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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What's in the box?

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  • One 12" Single 4-ohm voice coil subwoofer
  • Four 0.25" Crimp on quick slide terminals
  • Owner's manual
  • 2 Kicker decals
  • Template on box

Product Research

Subwoofer Features
Enclosure Compatibility

Subwoofer Features

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: 1.25ft³
  • Maximum enclosure volume: 3.5 ft³

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

  • Minimum enclosure volume: 1.75 ft³ with a 2" x 12.5" slot port opening that is 16" deep
  • Maximum enclosure volume: 2.25 ft³ with a 2" x 12.5" slot port opening that is 16.375" 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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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Krissy  Mar 04, 2015 ]  Staff
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