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Kicker 45CWTB82

Weather-proof sealed enclosure with one 8" 2-ohm subwoofer

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Whatever kind of music you like, you need a good subwoofer to make it sound great.

Whatever kind of music you like, you need a good subwoofer to make it sound great.

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About the Kicker 45CWTB82

Compact enclosure, massive bass

Whatever kind of music you like, you need a good subwoofer to make it sound great. When you want great bass and also need to keep your cargo space, you need a powerful, compact solution. Kicker's 45CWTB82 tube subwoofer gives you window-rattling bass and impressive power handling in a surprisingly small package. The enclosure includes a 8" subwoofer and a second passive sub (called a "passive radiator") which reacts to the air pressure produced by the active sub, creating lots more bass without any port noise.

Compact enclosure, massive bass

Whatever kind of music you like, you need a good subwoofer to make it sound great. When you want great bass and also need to keep your cargo space, you need a powerful, compact solution. Kicker's 45CWTB82 tube subwoofer gives you window-rattling bass and impressive power handling in a surprisingly small package. The enclosure includes a 8" subwoofer and a second passive sub (called a "passive radiator") which reacts to the air pressure produced by the active sub, creating lots more bass without any port noise.

8" bass cannon

Kicker built the 45CWTB82 tube-shaped enclosure out of tough ABS plastic that'll stand up to the stresses of car life. The tubular shape pushes bass frequencies into the air like a cannon, pumping deep, resonant sound into your vehicle and your ears. You can mount the enclosure vertically or horizontally, letting it tuck neatly into a corner of your trunk or cargo area. Spring-loaded wiring terminals make it easy to connect the wiring from your amp.

Kicker speaker quality

You need a high-quality speaker to maximize the sound and impact of your music, and Kicker loads this enclosure with a 8" CompR sub that's ready to step up and bring the boom. Its polypropylene cone and Santoprene rubber surround maintain their shape to give you the serious bass you expect from Kicker. The speaker handles up to 300 watts of RMS power, so you're sure to get the impact you're looking for, while its 2-ohm impedance gets max power from your mono amp. The package includes mounting hardware and brackets for easy installation.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 225 and 450 watts RMS at 2 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

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Product highlights:

  • sealed enclosure with one 8" CompR subwoofer and passive radiator
  • tube-shaped ABS plastic enclosure
  • vertical or horizontal mounting
  • mounting brackets, grilles, and hardware included
  • 2-ohm total impedance
  • power handling: 300 watts RMS (600 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 30-500 Hz
  • sensitivity: 84.4 dB
  • dimensions: 8-1/2"W x 12-7/8"D
  • enclosure height: 8-5/8" (horizontal), 13-7/16" (vertical)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 45CWTB82
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What's in the box:

  • Bass tube
  • 2 Vertical mounting brackets
  • 1 Horizontal mounting base
  • 1 Horizontal mount hook
  • 1 Horizontal mount plate
  • Six 1" Phillips-head screws
  • Three 1/2" Socket-head screws
  • Four 3/8" Socket-head screws
  • 13 Nylon flat-washers
  • 8.5" strip of foam padding w/adhesive backing
  • 8 Stick-on hole-covers
  • Owner's manual

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Crutchfield customer from Greeley, KS on 7/10/2019

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8in. Sounds really good in my sxs.

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bruce from E Bridgewtr, MA on 6/26/2019

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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this subwoofer is awesome for a small unit this thing pounds nice tight bass hits hard very happy with purchase.

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Tim from Maumelle, AR on 12/2/2018

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Really happy with my purchase of this sub. Really really made a huge difference in the sound. And would recommend buying it.

Pros: Clear strong bass

Cons: None

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CW from Fremont, CA on 9/27/2018

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Even though I have quite a bit of space in my 1978 VW Westy, I couldn't find an appropriate location to mount a 10" woofer, so I searched for a top quality 8" with some type of custom enclosure to tuck in between my two front seats. I almost pulled the trigger on the boxy and pricey Kicker Q-Class 43L7QB82 (which I'm sure would have been amazing), until I found the unconventional tube-shaped Kicker 45CWTB82. It measured out to be a perfect fit in the horizontal mode, mountable directly to my floorboard with it's custom brackets. It's brand new and I am still tweaking the settings, but the range and power of this sub seems to be exceptional. And it's built like a tank. Powered by a JBL GTR-7535 amplifier this sub rumbles with authority all the way to The Dark Side of the Moon.

Pros: Super solid construction, strong clear bass, spring-loaded wiring terminals.

Cons: None.

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Features & specs

General
Woofer Size (inches) 8
Speakers Per Box 1
Woofer Material Polypropylene
Enclosure Type Passive Radiator
Color Black
Pieces in System 1
Width (inches) 8-1/2
Height (inches) 12-3/4
Depth (inches)  
Second Depth (inches) ---
Connector Type ---
Frequency Response 30-500 Hz
Power Range (Watts RMS) 300
Maximum Wattage 600
Sensitivity 84.4 dB
Impedance 2 ohms
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Overview: The Kicker CWTB82 is an 8" weather-proof passive subwoofer featuring a CompR driver and a passive Reflex woofer designed to be installed on Jeeps, boats, and UTVs. The 2 ohm subwoofer can handle 300 watts RMS and can be mounted either vertically or horizontally.

Enclosure: The CWTB82 is housed in a thick ABS enclosure with heavy-duty grills for a weather-proof subwoofer solution that's at home in the outdoors. Connection to the sub is done with two recessed spring-loaded terminals, providing a positive electrical connection while being protected from the elements. The sub also includes all hardware for mounting it either vertically, with 13-7/16" of mounting height, or horizontally, with 8-5/8" of height.

CompR: The Kicker sub enclosure includes a CompR mounted on one end and  a passive Reflex Subwoofer on the other end. The CompR features a powerful ceramic magnet, an advanced suspension, and superior heat management for long life. Kicker uses its signature red stitching on the woofer for an outstanding bond between the driver's Santoprene surround and Polypropylene cone, providing reliable performance under extreme conditions. Kicker's SoloKon technology joins the cone to the vented back brace, both cooling the motor and eliminating distortion, for clean smooth bass. The built-in Reflex Subwoofer uses the same cone and surround materials as the active sub and is mounted on the opposite end, providing even deeper louder bass than with just the active driver.

Specifications:

  • Enclosure Type: Reflex
  • Driver: 8" CompR
  • Power (RMS/Peak): 300/600 Watts
  • Impedance: 2Ω
  • Sensitivity (dB 1w/1m): 84.4
  • Dimensions: Length -  12.750", Diameter - 8.50"

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need some bass in jeep [ George  Oct 26, 2018 ]

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what is the weight of this item?
[ Wesley  Jan 09, 2019 ]
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5lbs. But feels heavier for some reason. Feels like 8lbs.
[ Gerardo  Jan 12, 2019 ]

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