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Kicker 40TCWRT124

Sealed truck enclosure with one 12" CompRT subwoofer

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Our take on the Kicker 40TCWRT124

by John Pollard
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Enclosed Subwoofers 101

An enclosed subwoofer is a box with a subwoofer already installed. The advantage to buying an enclosed sub is that the manufacturer made the sub, then designed and built the box as a perfect match, so you'll get the best possible performance. Every enclosed sub has a maximum RMS power handling rating, so pair it with an amp with a similar RMS power rating to get the best performance.

A match made in heaven...or Oklahoma

Kicker's 40TCWRT124 loaded enclosure puts a thumping 12" CompRT subwoofer behind the seat of a truck or in any vehicle that's low on space. The rugged sealed box was designed specifically for the subwoofer, so you can count on getting maximum performance, no matter what kind of tunes you enjoy.

Kicker 40TCWRT124 12" sub enclosure

This thin enclosure can fit behind seats or in areas where space is tight.

Big bass from a CompRT sub

The 12" CompRT sub features a rigid injection-molded polypropylene cone that won't flex and cause distortion while you're cranking the bass. Its rubber surround will last through years of heavy use, combining with a special-design back and top plate to give you more excursion (which equals more bass) than other skinny subs.

Heavy-duty enclosure

Sturdy medium-density fiberboard ensures long-lasting performance from the enclosure, and its sealed design keeps the bass punchy and accurate, without getting sloppy. The enclosure's 4-ohm impedance allows compatibility with a wide range of amplifiers.

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Highlights:

  • sealed truck-style enclosure with one 12" CompRT subwoofer
  • 3/4" medium-density fiberboard construction covered with carpet
  • 4-ohm total impedance
  • power handling: 100-800 watts RMS (1600 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 25-500 Hz
  • sensitivity: 98 dB
  • 21-5/8"W x 13-3/8"H x 6-3/4"D1 x 3-3/4"D2
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Woofer Size (inches)
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12
Woofer Material
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Inject Molded Poly
Enclosure Type
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Sealed
Color
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Gray/Black
Pieces in System
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1
Width (inches)
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21-5/8
Height (inches)
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13-3/8
Depth (inches)
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6-3/4
Second Depth (inches)
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3-3/4
Connector Type
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Spring post
Frequency Response
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25-500 Hz
Power Range (Watts RMS)
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100-800
Maximum Wattage
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1600
Sensitivity
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98 dB
Impedance
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4 ohms
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • Sealed enclosure loaded with one 12" Subwoofer
  • 4 Mounting brackets
  • Four 1" Self-tapping pan head screws
  • Eight 5/8" Self-tapping flat head screws
  • Specification and mounting information
  • 2 Kicker window decals

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Features

Speaker Terminals: The spring post terminals are mounted on the left side of the enclosure and will accept pin connectors, single or dual (standard 3/4" width) banana plugs, or bare wire up to 10 gauge.

Woofers: The Kicker 40TCWRT124 enclosure uses one 12" CompRT subwoofer, wired to present a 4Ω load.

Break-in Period: Due to the complex nature of Kicker CompRT speakers, they require a break-in period in order to produce optimum low-bass response. The suspension system is very stiff out-of-the-box. Approximately two weeks of daily playing will allow the suspension to break-in and reach its optimum equilibrium. A broken-in subwoofer will exhibit stronger bass performance, smoother response, and greater low-bass extension.

 
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4 out of 5

Impressed

Written By Anonymous, Monterey, ca on Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Hits nice and hard fits perfect in my single cab Chevy
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3 out of 5

The little sub that tried to hard

Written By Heavy Chevy, orlando on Sunday, September 22, 2013
 
This sub is perfect for amps up to about 400 watts RMS. I know it is rated for 800W RMS, but it cannot handle the load. Thinking it was a defective sub I replaced it with the same model only to realize this model can't handle that amount of power. I've owned several Kicker subs throughout the years and have enjoyed their original Comps and Solo-Barics which have taken a beating and kept on performing. Sadly these models are not the same. I am aware they are shallow mount and will not hit as hard as their other 12" models, but the trade-off to save space is not worth it unless you are looking for low to decent levels of bass. I ended up replacing it with a 10" L7 Solo-baric and couldn't be happier. I hope it lasts 10+ years like my old school Solo-Baric did!
Pros:
Small, takes up little space Best for amps up to 400W RMS Great for the lower end midbass applications
Cons:
Cannot handle 800W RMS Cannot reproduce good bass below 40Hz
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5 out of 5

It Fits!

Written By Jimmy J., Olney, MD on Thursday, June 13, 2013
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I've looked for a long time for a good subwoofer that would fit in my 1994 GMC Sierra regular-cab pickup. Most subs I've tried are too big to fit behind the seat or too small to deliver good base. This subwoofer will fit in my truck with no modifications (though in my case I shortened the behind-seat storage bin to make a seamless installation). I still have full range of motion in the seat. I'm powering it with a mere 125 (when bridged) watt rms Kicker amp. Though it's not a window-blower, it is a real cab-thumper. The sealed enclosure gives tight accurate bass without distortion and even using a relatively low-power amp it really can boom! I've had a number of people look at my truck while stopped at an intersection or light and can't figure how I'm getting such strong bass without 2 12" subs in a ported enclosure with a huge amp. Remarkable value, great bass with virtually no distortion. A winner in my book!
Pros:
Value, ease of installation, clear accurate bass, low power requirement, and great boom
Cons:
The speaker looks a little odd with it's solid speaker cone and it could offer a little protection for the speaker (maybe a low-profile grill
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