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Kicker 40DCWS102

Ported enclosure with dual 10" CompS subwoofers

10 Reviews | 7 questions - 11 answers

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Overview

Our take on the Kicker 40DCWS102

Kicker's 40DCWS102 loaded enclosure puts a pair of thumping 10" CompS subs behind your music. The rugged ported box was designed specifically for the subs, so you can count on getting maximum performance, no matter what kind of tunes you enjoy.

A match made in heaven...or Oklahoma

Kicker's 40DCWS102 loaded enclosure puts a pair of thumping 10" CompS subs behind your music. The rugged ported box was designed specifically for the subs, so you can count on getting maximum performance, no matter what kind of tunes you enjoy.

Side-view of Kicker 40DCWS102 dual 10" sub enclosure

The specially designed port gives you more bass without sounding sloppy.

Two hard-hitting CompS subs

Each 10" CompS sub features a flex-resistant polypropylene cone for hard-hitting lows without distortion, with a ribbed foam surround that promotes long excursion and helps to keep the cones on target. A heavy-duty steel basket provides a reliable foundation for big bass, and extensive venting ensures long-lasting performance that won't break down when the bass gets heavy.

Heavy-duty enclosure

Sturdy medium-density fiberboard ensures long-lasting performance from the enclosure, and the special-design side port enhances bass production without getting sloppy. The enclosure's 2-ohm impedance draws maximum power from your mono amplifier.

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It's great

KristinF, Charlottesville, VA

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What's in the Box:

  • Ported enclosure loaded with two 10" Subwoofers
  • 4 Mounting brackets
  • Four 1" Self-tapping pan head screws
  • Eight 5/8" Self-tapping flat head screws
  • Specification and mounting information

Product Highlights:

  • ported enclosure with two 10" CompS subwoofers
  • medium-density fiberboard construction covered with carpet
  • 2-ohm total impedance
  • power handling: 100-600 watts RMS (1200 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 30-500 Hz
  • sensitivity: 98 dB
  • 28"W x 14"H x 16-3/8"D1 x 13-5/8"D2
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Kicker 40DCWS102 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

10 Reviews

Crutchfield just earned all of my future business!

Written by: Jim P. from Elgin, IL on February 26, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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Crutchfield Support recommended Sub along with complete OEM replacement system for my 93 Deville. Received in just a few days, though had to wait for competitor to deliver other necessary items (yes, I was price shopping). Once those items arrived (following several phone calls and a "week later"), I ventured out to install everything. Pulled Sub out of box, inspected and set it safely aside, then did the same for everything else. Speakers, Radio, amp, and wiring installed, I then grabbed the Sub to place it in the trunk and just happen to see the top center of the sub sag as I safely set it down. In looking further, I find the wood behind the carpet in between the two subs was broken. Clearly a shipping claim, though was apprehensive as it had been sitting for a week as I awaited delivery of remaining items from the competitor. I called Crutchfield support the minute I discovered the damage. Informed me UPS would be out to inspect. 5 days later, I called back Crutchfield customer support to explain I have not seen UPS. Upon review, they stated UPS denied the claim and my apprehensiveness turns to slight panic. Customer service placed me on hold for just a few minutes, came back on the phone and explained they are getting me a replacement out ASAP. Slight panic turned to relief! Today, UPS picked up the damaged Sub, and I see the new will arrive tomorrow. Point of this long story is... I wrongfully price shopped. Crutchfield just earned all my future business!

Pros: Excellent Customer Service Team Excellent product Knowledge Packaging looked sufficient (double boxed)

Cons: Heavy package, likely difficult for careful handling during shipment Was not able to provide a detailed review of the SUB,

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Written by: Adolfo B from Maryland on July 21, 2015

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I am a young college student who loves loud quality sound with a small budget. These subs were perfect for me. I installed them myself with its matching Kicker amp and it sounds and feels great. The build quality is excellent and i don't have to worry about damaging these subs at all. They fit nicely into the trunk of my 2001 Honda Civic. i put 2 amps on top and still have plenty of space in the trunk and the color matches very well. It fills the low ends even on a low volume, and can make my car shake at loud volumes.

Pros: build quality easy installation/wiring

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Nice bass for the buck

Written by: Trip from Simpsonville SC on February 1, 2015

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For the money....... What more do you need. Sounds great. I bought it with the matching kicker amp. I've got it hooked up In my ole daily driver 2004 civic. For my car it's the perfect amount of bass. I've got the amp turned down low and it sound amazing. If I turn the amp up over halfway, it will more than likely blow ear drums

Pros: Price Size, fits well in civic trunk Easily installed

Cons: None , if you need more bass.... Then buy 12"s... And earplugs :)

Amazing Sub

Written by: Mark C from Hawaii on November 12, 2014

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This sub can be very loud when you push it to be loud. Although mine is a recent purchase and instal, needing some time to break in, I am completely satisfied with this sub. Using a Kenwood Excelon XR900-5 amp to power it with the LPF set to about 80Hz, this sub hits the lows well and hard. This sub can be heard from a fairly good distance but I did not buy it for that purpose. I wanted one that could hit lower notes while maintaining quality compared to previous sub and my advisor suggested this over my previous thought. Not much bigger than my previous JBL GT5-1202BR but more sensitive and hits lower. Overall, completely satisfied with purchase. Only 2 minor downsides for me. 1. No grills or protection on front end of any sort. Not a huge issue for me as I rarely use the trunk anyway. 2. I would have preferred the covering to be black than grey to look better and match trunk interior.

Pros: Loud and powerful. Hits lows well without distorting Not too big as it can fit in my Honda Hefty feel so quality is there

Cons: Minor for me, might be bigger for others: No speaker grills for protection Grey covering (I'd like black instead)

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Written by: KristinF from Charlottesville, VA on May 6, 2014

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It's great

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Written by: DG from Huntsville AL on May 5, 2014

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Great product at an even greater price!

Pros: Sound quality, price!

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Written by: chris from Pineville, LA on January 6, 2014

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very nicw

Pros: loud and great sound

Cons: none

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Written by: Anonymous from orlando fl on August 10, 2013

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excellent subwoofer, sounds better than the sound ordinance b24 which I had previously

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Perfect set up

Written by: Noel R from Hawaii on July 6, 2013

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First I'm not a teenager so I don't need a sub that is loud enough to hear me coming a mile away. However, I am sure this sub could do it. Fits perfectly in the Challenger. Matches perfectly with the Kicker amp.

Pros: Great fit and look to match the challenger.

Cons: I would have put some speaker grills over the speakers to prevent anything from banging into them. That's just my opinion.

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Written by: Kicker from San Antonio,TX on May 8, 2013

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This Kicker Sub lives up to it's name. Even with an over powered amp they performed well. No noticeable distortion was heard. I mounted the subs in the rear of my 1995 Mitsubishi Diamante. A great fit! Love them!!

Pros: A great product.

Cons: None comes to mind.

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What's in the box?

Download the Kicker 40DCWS102 manual

  • Ported enclosure loaded with two 10" Subwoofers
  • 4 Mounting brackets
  • Four 1" Self-tapping pan head screws
  • Eight 5/8" Self-tapping flat head screws
  • Specification and mounting information

Features and Specs

General
Woofer Size (inches) 10 x 2
Woofer Material Polypropylene
Enclosure Type Ported
Color Gray/Black
Pieces in System 1
Width (inches) 28
Height (inches) 14
Depth (inches) 16-3/8
Second Depth (inches) 13-5/8
Connector Type Spring post
Frequency Response 30-500 Hz
Power Range (Watts RMS) 100-600
Maximum Wattage 1200
Sensitivity 98 dB
Impedance 2 ohms
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Features

Speaker Terminals: The single pair of spring post terminals is 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.

2Ω Load: The two subwoofers are internally wired to present a 2Ω load.

Woofers: The Kicker 40DCWS102 enclosure uses two 10" CompS subwoofers for loud, great-sounding bass.

  • 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.

Break-in Period: Due to the complex nature of Kicker CompS 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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7 questions already asked

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  Sep 28, 2015 ]  Staff
It does not appear that this box is available separately. However, you can find a dual 10" ported box here: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_777BB1021V/Sound-Ordnance-Bass-Bunker.html?tp=61651 [ Jeff  Aug 31, 2015 ]  Staff
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  Aug 24, 2015 ]  Staff
Willie, I'm no expert but I purchased this set back in August of 2014 and I love it. It certainly gets the job done. I feel that it does have the deep rumble that you speak of but please note that this is my first sub woofer purchase. I am very pleased with it. [ Jacob D.  Feb 04, 2015 ]
I don't think its that important. In my experience, it's the material the speakers are made of that effect the sound the most. The harder speaker material, gives "deeper" or a lower rumble. But that being said, the ported box does give the speakers a "boomier" sound. On really heavy bass notes a ported box will give a more loud heavy echoing hit. In my opinion, I think ported boxes make speakers sound better only if they are in SUV or hatchback. A trunk kind of mutes the tone. [ Samuel  Feb 01, 2015 ]
A ported box will definitely give you a nice rumble. You can get it pretty deep but if you want to go further, try the 12 inch sub version. [ Mark David  Feb 01, 2015 ]
Yes i belive so [ JEREL D  Jan 31, 2015 ]
No. It's an excellent box get it [ WILSON E  Jan 31, 2015 ]
Yes, the Kicker 40DCWS102 is a ported enclosure with dual 10" CompS subwoofers. [ Krissy  Aug 10, 2014 ]  Staff
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  Jun 20, 2014 ]  Staff
That amp would not be a good match for this enclosure. This enclosure is wired for 2-ohm mono operation, and that amplifier is not designed to handle such a load. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone 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. [ Jeff  Jan 08, 2014 ]  Staff
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