Looking for some extra low-end kick? Kicker's SS Series SSMB8 8" midbass speakers will put some serious frosting on your low-frequency cake!

If you're building a 4-way system (with bass, midbass, midrange, and high frequencies amplified separately), install these super-slim (2-5/16" deep) midbass speakers in your vehicle's rear deck to add awesome punch to your rear sub. Or, custom-mount them in your front doors to lock the bass into the front soundstage — the kick drum and bass guitar will be in your face!

These rugged speakers feature Tri-Tech™ cones, formed from sandwiched layers of woven carbon fiber, polypropylene, and foam. These ultra-light cones team up with heavy-duty Santoprene rubber surrounds and low-profile stamped steel baskets for killer performance that'll reinforce the low-frequency output of your entire system.

If you don't have room in your car for a subwoofer/box combo, the SSMB8s have the power handling capability and low-end response to operate as stand-alone free-air subs.

Details:

  • Tri-Tech™ cone (sandwiched foam, polypropylene, and woven carbon fiber)
  • Santoprene™ rubber surround
  • low profile stamped steel basket
  • spring-loaded nickel-plated terminals accept heavy-gauge speaker wire
  • free-air capability
  • recommended power range 40-175 watts RMS
  • maximum peak power 350 watts
  • frequency response 30-500 Hz
  • sensitivity 89 dB
  • flush-mount depth 2-5/16"
  • Recommended Q-Logic Box Type: none
  • warranty: 1 year

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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.

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What's in the box?

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  • 2 Woofers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 8 Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Owner's Manual
  • Product Registration card

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Features

Tri-Tech Woofer Cones: The Tri-Tech woofer cones are constructed of woven carbon-poly, Rohacell foam, and carbon-poly backings, for outstanding power handling and performance. The cones are very light and very strong, providing extended frequency response.

Butyl Rubber Surrounds: The woofers use butyl rubber surrounds. Butyl rubber efficiently absorbs edge reflections that can cause audible distortion, resulting in clearer bass performance. The thickness of each surround varies in a way that provides high linearity and a balanced driver system.

Stamped Steel Baskets: Each woofer features an anti-resonant stamped steel basket.

High-Temp Kapton Voice Coil Formers: Each woofer uses a high-temperature Kapton voice coil former, which is light, durable and very efficient at thermal heat transfer.

Blackened One-Piece Motor Structure: The blackened one-piece motor structure provides enhanced heat transfer for cool operation and maximum power handling.

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Kicker SSMB8

Written By Lord of Bass, South Florida on Wednesday, March 28, 2007

It really helps with the bass above sub level, in the 90hz-200hz range. Before, my L7's were drowning out most of the bass above 80hz, where the majority of frequencies are for bass guitars and such. Now, I get a very good blend for a complete, 4-stage sound experience. I recommend an amp with no more than 400 watts total RMS, as my Kicker SX600.2 is a little too beefy, and because the SSMB8 is shallow design, it bottoms out easily.