About the Kicker 44L7S84
Truly huge bass
Truly huge bass
Kicker builds their Solo-Baric® subwoofers for one purpose: to deliver truly huge, supremely accurate bass. The 44L7S84 Solo-Baric L7S™ 8" component subwoofer handles up to 450 watts RMS, enough power to fill any vehicle. Its innovative square cone moves much more air than a conventional 8" round cone, and this sub's made to take anything you can dish out.
The woofer's forged aluminum frame and Santoprene™ rubber surround handle high-level playback, while keeping the cone on track. The injection-molded SoloKon™ polypropylene cone features special back bracing for strength and responsiveness. The sub's two 4-ohm voice coils give you extra flexibility in incorporating this sub into your system. And the UniPlate™ back plate and pole piece are made as a single, solid unit to allow heat to escape the motor. Translation? Kicker designed this sub to take some serious punishment.
To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 330 and 675 watts RMS at 2 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.
- 8" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils
- square SoloKon polypropylene cone with Santoprene rubber surround
- cast aluminum basket
- power handling: 450 watts RMS (225 watts per voice coil)
- peak power: 900 watts
- frequency response: 28-100 Hz
- sensitivity: 83.6 dB
- mounting depth: 4-3/4"
- sealed box volume: 0.33-0.75 cubic feet
- ported box volume: 0.66-1.0 cu. ft.
- grille not included
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 44L7S84
What's in the box:
- One square 8" dual 4-ohm voice coil subwoofer
- Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)
- 2 Kicker decals
- Template on box lid
Kicker 44L7S84 reviews
This little 8" hammers. SoloBaric is the way to go for vehicles with space problems. This one is going inside my center console in a sealed 0.75' MDF box I built for my 2007 F150. I'll be getting 2 10" SoloBarics for a ported box I'm making for under/behind the rear seats.
Pros: They don't use up space, in fact, require smaller enclosures. They'll take tons of power, RMS and peak
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I picked up two of these for a box under the rear seat of my extended cab raptor. As you can see in the photo the box had to be just a hair too big for the seat to latch, but a person can still sit back there if needed. As for the sound. I have these wires to 1 ohm powered by a rockford prime 1200.1. I have them in a sealed box at 1.26 qubic feet. I chose these subs due to my limited space and figured the square 8 might perform a little like a 10. These produce more than enough volume for my taste. The sound of this sub is a little weird. They have a nice clean sound and are fairly smooth but they are not overly accurate. I feel like they struggle to hit the low lows. Could be box design but I think it is particularly the sub. Over all I am happy enough with these for now. But I will upgrade them one day. I picked them up when they were less money now that they are 250 per I would have just got the 8w7 and built a nice ported box. My system is morel maximo front's and these with a audison bit ten d. And I am pretty pleased with the overall performance but like I said I will upgrade sooner or later. If you are looking for loud bass and have to have an 8 these are good. If your goals are more sq I would try something else.
Pros: Built well, look cool. Good volume. Sound pretty good for bass heavy music.
Cons: Not very accurate sounding.
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Recently bought a new truck and had to part with a very nicer kicker system consisting of x2 12" subs and about 2500 watts. After speaking with the staff at Crutchfield it came down to the high end JL 8 or the Kicker solo 8. I went with the kicker because I am limited on space and wanted to ensure my box could fit in between the rear seats. I couldn't be happier with the sound quality and nice finished look. I kept the factory Bose system and went with the LC2i line out converter to overide the base cutoff and take the low frequency off the door speakers and wow! Sounds clear at all ranges and rattles the mirrors. From metal to rap I am overly pleased with the outcome.
Pros: Small unit with lots of sound, solid deep lows even for an 8. Very punchy with the ported box.
Cons: Requires some fine tuning to your music preferences, would suggest a customizable line out converter and base knob or remote.
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More details on the Kicker 44L7S84
Features & specs
|Impedance||2 ohms or 8 ohms|
|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|
82.37 dB at 1 watt |
|Frequency Response||28 - 100 Hz|
|Max RMS Power Handling||450|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||900|
|Top Mount Depth (inches)||4 3/4|
|Bottom Mount Depth (inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||7 1/4|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Dual Voice Coils: For increased system flexibility, the woofer has two 4Ω voice coils. When the voice coils are wired in parallel, the woofer presents a 2Ω load; when wired in series, the woofer presents an 8Ω load.
Square Design: By making the Solo-Baric square, Kicker is giving you the most possible cone area (Sd) for a given size baffle, 16% to 20% more area than a conventional round subwoofer. More cone area means the cone moves more air, resulting in louder, deeper bass.
Cone Material: The square SoloKon design is a unique one-piece construction, using injection molded polypropylene that moves as a lightweight piston, for improved control. A rear cone brace integrates into the cone with a continuous contact perimeter weld, which improves strength and resistance to deformation under pressure.
Surround: The tough, flexible Santoprene rubber surround has a long-throw, positive-roll design, which controls extreme cone excursion and is tear-resistant. The corners of the surround are ribbed to ensure linear cone motion. The surround is stitched to the reinforced cone edge to improve durability.
Speaker Terminals: The terminals are spring loaded and nickel plated for solid connections with speaker wire up to 10 gauge.
Break-in Period: Due to the complex nature of Kicker Solo-Baric L7S woofers, they require a break-in period in order to produce optimum bass response. The high-performance suspension system makes the speakers 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.
Recommended Sealed Box Volume:
- Minimum Volume: 0.5 ft³
- Maximum Volume: 0.75 ft³
Recommended Vented Box Volume:
- Minimum: 0.66 ft³; 1.5" x 9.5" port opening; 19.25" port length
- Maximum: 1.0 ft³; 2" x 9.5" port opening; 21.25" port length
Cutout: The woofer will not mount in a standard enclosure with a round cutout. Instead, the woofer must be mounted in an enclosure with a 7.218" x 7.218" square opening.
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