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Kicker 40TCWS104

Ported truck enclosure with one 4-ohm 10" CompS subwoofer

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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 40TCWS104 loaded enclosure puts a thumping 10" subwoofer behind the seat of a truck or in any vehicle that's low on space. The rugged ported box was designed specifically for the subwoofer, so you can count on getting maximum performance, no matter what kind of tunes you enjoy.

Front-view of Kicker 40TCWS104 10" sub enclosure

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

Hard-hitting CompS sub

The 10" CompS sub 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 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 4-ohm impedance allows compatibility with a wide range of amplifiers.

Highlights:

  • ported truck-style enclosure with one 10" CompS subwoofer
  • 3/4" medium-density fiberboard construction covered with carpet
  • 4-ohm total impedance
  • power handling: 50-300 watts RMS (600 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 30-500 Hz
  • sensitivity: 93.8 dB
  • 21-1/2"W x 15"H x 7-5/8"D1 x 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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10
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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21-1/2
Height (inches)
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15
Depth (inches)
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7-5/8
Second Depth (inches)
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4
Connector Type
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Spring post
Frequency Response
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30-500 Hz
Power Range (Watts RMS)
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50-300
Maximum Wattage
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600
Sensitivity
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94 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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  • Ported enclosure loaded with one 10" Subwoofer
  • 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 spring post terminals are 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.

Woofers: The Kicker 40TCWS102 enclosure uses one 10" CompS subwoofer, wired to present a 4Ω load.

  • 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. Once broken-in, the subwoofer will exhibit stronger bass performance, smoother response, and greater low-bass extension.

 

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5 out of 5

Great Bang for the Buck

Written By Jeff, Memphis, TN on Monday, February 03, 2014
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I have tried 3 different low profile subs in my 2008 Scion xB and this is by far the best. I am running a 300w @4ohm Alpine amp and this thing does the trick. It isn't going to shake your neighbors mirrors, but it will rattle yours just fine. I am more impressed with the clean sound than I am the loudness, but that is most of what I wanted. Only downside to this sub is now I am going to need some dynomat!
Pros:
Super clean sound. Loud deep bass at almost every frequency.
Cons:
Not crazy about the yellow color. Just kidding, no cons. Great sub.
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Kicker 40TCWS104

Written By Anonymous, oklahoma on Thursday, August 22, 2013
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Great sub!
Pros:
Great quality!
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

a+++

Written By cg, Nashville on Wednesday, June 05, 2013
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I only shop Crutchfield first off!! As for product....good, but i actually sealed the ports and the subs sound 10x better!! But if u like ported sound great product from kicker as always
Pros:
Small enclosure, sounds good...easily wired two together to get a two ohm load from amp, easy to install
Cons:
None!!
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4 out of 5

So pretty

Written By DicTrees, Edgewood, New York on Monday, May 06, 2013
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It fits "almost" perfect in the back of my sonic hatchback. It just clears the privacy shelf that stops people from looking in your back window to see what you have in there. The bass usually pops it off the little connector but it's no biggie. It doesn't cause any crazy sound waves that beat on your chest like dual 12s but common it's a single 10. For someone wanting some bass without rattling pictures off your wall every time you pull into a driveway I would highly suggest this product. Oh and it does get loud!
Pros:
Looks awesome! Amazing sound, nice small compact, great for a hatchback and still have storage in the back
Cons:
Would say none
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5 out of 5

Great!!

Written By Isaac, Kingsport on Friday, March 22, 2013
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Excellent fits well in a 93 S-10 regular cab
Pros:
Small sounds good fits well
Cons:
Not for "loud competition " just for good bass
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2 questions already asked

WICH AMP WOULD YOU RECOMMEND WITH THIS SUB? [ DANIEL  Jan 05, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • Thanks for your question. For information on comparing amps I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Jeff Staff  Jan 05, 2014 ]
Will this fit under my 2014 tundra dblcab seat? [ Bryan  Mar 23, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Staff  Mar 24, 2014 ]

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