About the Kicker Q-Class 42CWQ122
L7 + round frame = CompQ
L7 + round frame = CompQ
When Kicker introduced their L7™ series subwoofers, the combination of rugged materials, quality workmanship, and innovative design raised the bar for aftermarket subwoofer performance. Now Kicker has created the CompQ™ Series subwoofer, a speaker that puts the L7's awesome performance into a round basket that'll mount in a standard enclosure.
Built tough for great bass
The 42CWQ122 12" sub features a forged aluminum frame for maximum strength and accurate sound reproduction. The sub's injection-molded SoloKon™ polypropylene cone features special back bracing for strength and responsiveness, while a special-design Santoprene™ rubber surround allows greater cone excursion for increased output. Two 2-ohm voice coils give you extra flexibility in incorporating this sub into your system.
Handles up to 850 watts
This sub's advanced design keeps things cool when you are driving your system hard, so you'll get reliable performance. With up to 850 watts of RMS power handling, you'll get plenty of the deep, rich bass you need to make your music come alive.
To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 600 and 1300 watts RMS at 1 or 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.
Kicker Q-Class subwoofers incorporate cutting-edge technologies and superb construction to deliver an extraordinary musical experience in your vehicle. These subs are only sold by select dealers chosen by Kicker.
- 12" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils
- SoloKon polypropylene cone with Santoprene rubber surround
- cast aluminum basket
- handles up to 850 watts RMS
- sensitivity: 85.6 dB
- frequency response: 20-100 Hz
- mounting depth: 7-1/8"
- sealed box volume: 0.88-2.0 cubic feet
- ported box volume: 1.75-3.25 cu. ft.
- grille not included
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 42CWQ122
What's in the box:
- One 12" Round dual 2-ohm voice coil woofer
- Kicker logo
- 4 Hardware covers
- Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)
Kicker Q-Class 42CWQ122 reviews
I have a pair of these in a custom built sealed down firing enclosure in a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport & whew; powered by a JL Audio JX 1000/1D; excellent, deep, rich bass! Compare their prices to Rockford Power series or JL's W6 or W7 series. I think these are a win win for the price. Kicker is legendary.
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I have had this Kicker Q-Class 42CWQ122 For almost 2 years running a IX 1000.1 in a 3.8 cu. Ft. Ported box. I have never had a single problem with it. It is very accurate and musical for the lower frequencies which I will say it still has quite a bit of SPL for 1 sub. Since I've gotten older I'm more into SQ and left the SPL scene since I don't want to rattle my car apart any longer so I just purchased a second one and plan to make it a dual sealed setup for a more linear profile and accuracy. People can say what they want but performance wise I can put this on par with a R-Fosgate t112 since I also had one of those with nearly the same setup. Only slight downside I noticed was I feel the Fosgate could take the upwards of the RMS a little better than the Kicker... But neckand neck up until that point. Also have to consider the price point... Sorry RF
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More details on the Kicker Q-Class 42CWQ122
Features & specs
|Impedance||1 ohm or 4 ohms|
|Surround Material||Santoprene Rubber|
|Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)||N/A|
|Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)||N/A|
|Port diameter (inches)||N/A|
|Port length (inches)||N/A|
|Dual Voice Coil||Yes|
85.66 dB at 1 watt |
|Frequency Response||20 - 100 Hz|
|Max RMS Power Handling||850|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||---|
|Top Mount Depth (inches)||7 1/8|
|Bottom Mount Depth (inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||10 15/16|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|
Dual Voice Coils: For increased system flexibility, the woofer has two 2Ω voice coils. When the voice coils are wired in parallel, the woofer presents a 1Ω load; when wired in series, the woofer presents a 4Ω load.
Terminals: The spring post terminals will accept pin connectors, single banana plugs (but not dual), and bare wire up to 8 gauge.
Sealed Enclosure: A sealed enclosure design gives the smoothest response with increased energy at the lowest frequencies (between 20 and 30 Hz).
- Minimum Volume: 0.88 ft³
- Maximum Volume: 2 ft³
Vented Enclosure: A vented enclosure design increases efficiency relative to sealed enclosures.
- Minimum Volume: 1.75 ft³ with a 2½" x 13¼" x 22½" slot port
- Maximum Volume: 3.25 ft³ with a 3" x 13¼" x 14½" slot port
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