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Kicker 40VCWS122

Ported enclosure with one 2-ohm 12" CompS subwoofer

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Our take on the Kicker 40VCWS122

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 40VCWS122 loaded enclosure puts a thumping 12" CompS sub behind your music. The rugged ported box was designed specifically for the sub, so you can count on getting maximum performance, no matter what kind of tunes you enjoy.

Side-view of Kicker 40VCWS122 12" sub enclosure

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

Hard-hitting CompS sub

The 12" 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 2-ohm impedance draws maximum power from your mono amplifier.

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Highlights:

  • ported enclosure with one 12" CompS subwoofer
  • 3/4" medium-density fiberboard construction covered with carpet
  • 2-ohm total impedance
  • power handling: 50-300 watts RMS (600 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 27-500 Hz
  • sensitivity: 95 dB
  • 17-1/8"W x 16"H x 14-5/8"D1 x 11-1/4"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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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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17-1/8
Height (inches)
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16
Depth (inches)
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14-5/8
Second Depth (inches)
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11-1/4
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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50-300
Maximum Wattage
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600
Sensitivity
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95 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 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

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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 40VCWS122 enclosure uses one 12" CompS subwoofer, wired to present a 2Ω 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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