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Kicker 40DCWS122

Ported enclosure with dual 12" CompS subwoofers

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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 40DCWS122 loaded enclosure puts a pair of thumping 12" 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 40DCWS122 dual 12" sub enclosure

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

Two hard-hitting CompS subs

Each 12" 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 delivers more bass without getting sloppy. The enclosure's 2-ohm impedance draws maximum power from your mono amplifier.

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Highlights:

  • ported enclosure with two 12" 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: 27-500 Hz
  • sensitivity: 100 dB
  • 32"W x 16"H x 17-3/8"D1 x 14"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 x 2
Woofer Material
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Polypropylene
Enclosure Type
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Ported
Color
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Gray/Black
Pieces in System
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1
Width (inches)
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32
Height (inches)
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16
Depth (inches)
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17-3/8
Second Depth (inches)
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14
Connector Type
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Spring post
Frequency Response
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27-500 Hz
Power Range (Watts RMS)
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100-600
Maximum Wattage
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1200
Sensitivity
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100 dB
Impedance
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2 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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  • Ported enclosure loaded with two 12" Subwoofers
  • 4 Mounting brackets
  • Four 1" Self-tapping pan head screws
  • Eight 5/8" Self-tapping flat head screws
  • Specification and mounting information

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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 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 40DCWS122 enclosure uses two 12" 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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5 out of 5

Excellent combo that really pounds

Written By Will, west augusta va on Friday, May 30, 2014
 
These subs and enclosure really are an incredible deal. They look awesome, come fully assembled, and come pre-bridged at a total 2 ohm impedance, which really utilizes the potential of your amp. These subs rattle my brain pushing only 250 watts apiece, but they are capable of 600 RMS, 1200 MAX! The subs and the box work in great harmony, creating really deep and smooth bass. All components have a very solid, sturdy feel. I didn't even know you could buy this amount of pro-quality sound for 300 bucks, I would definitely recommend.
Pros:
Box is carpeted and has cool design, high quality sound, great deal
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Best subs I've ever owned!!!!!!!

Written By Francisco, Mesa, AZ on Monday, May 19, 2014
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These subs are a perfect set for anyone whose not trying to break the bank but wants that nice thump... these are the subs to get.
Pros:
Amazing sound when you get the same brand amplifier. I paired it with a kicker dx 500.1 mono amp and they sound badass!
Cons:
A little bit too big, couldn't make the subs go through into my trunk... so if you plan on getting these subs don't be like me and not measure your trunk size before buying them. But overall, these are some crazy loud subs.
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5 out of 5

Kicker 40DCWS122

Written By Anonymous, Flagstaff, Arizona on Sunday, August 11, 2013
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Powerfull and an easy install
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5 out of 5

The most BANG for your buck!

Written By Ivan, Willis, TX on Sunday, August 04, 2013
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I have these installed in my 2012 Ford Focus (hatch back) and when I let the seats down...the thunder comes rumbling!
Pros:
Great speaker package & presentation.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great Kick for A Great Price

Written By Antoine, Washington, D.C. on Thursday, June 20, 2013
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So far so good with these subs. Great bass pushing from my Kenwood Amp. The ported enclosure is a nice touch and for the price point, this is a good deal.
Pros:
Nice bass, great price
Cons:
None so far
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5 out of 5

Solid

Written By Zack O., Chester, NH on Tuesday, April 09, 2013
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This sub enclosure hits pretty hard, i only have it running off of a 500w peak kicker @ 2 ohms (less than half power). I only picked this thing up for this price which was practically a steal considering prices on most "high" quality subs. The box is nice and sturdy and has some decent weight to it so you don't have to worry about anything getting beat up in the trunk or wherever.
Pros:
Sturdy box, quality subs, great value.
Cons:
None i can think of anyway.
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2 questions already asked

Witch amp should I get for these subs? [ Ernest  Jun 17, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • 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 Staff  Jun 17, 2014 ]
What is a good amp to go with these subs? [ Johnny  Apr 16, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • 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 Staff  Apr 17, 2014 ]

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