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CompR Series 8" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils
Our take on the Kicker 40CWR84 by Crutchfield's John Pollard
Kicker designed their CompR line of subs for people who love to hear strong bass when their music's playing. Built from the ground up with performance in mind, these subs handle plenty of power to give you the baddest bass available from the legendary Comp line.
Change this subwoofer's impedance with a flick of the built-in switch.
Overbuilt? More like built just right
Kicker's 40CWR84 8” subwoofer comes equipped with a tough, polypropylene cone that stays rigid during intense play sessions so you hear accurate bass. A custom-designed back and top plate give the woofer plenty of room to travel, while the durable rubber surround helps to control cone movement during a heavy workout. This sub uses extensive venting in its heavy steel basket to shrug off heat, so you can count on reliable performance.
Say hello to system flexibility
This Kicker CompR will handle up to 300 watts RMS so make sure you have an amplifier that'll do it justice. Its dual 4-ohm voice coils make it easy to connect to a mono amplifier, and this versatile sub works well in sealed or ported enclosures.
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.
Nice little sub, just installed it so I didn't get to play with it too much.
What's in the Box:
- One 8" Dual 4-ohm voice coil subwoofer (with impedance switch)
- Kicker logo stickers
- Manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)
- Template on box
- 8" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils
- injection-molded polypropylene cone
- rubber surround
- power handling: 100-300 watts RMS (150 watts per coil)
- peak power handling: 600 watts
- frequency response: 30-500 Hz
- sensitivity: 82.8 dB
- top-mount depth: 4-1/8"
- sealed box volume: .35 - 1.8 cu. ft.
- ported box volume: .65 - 1.2 cu. ft.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Impedance||2 ohms or 8 ohms|
|Cone Material||Injection Molded Poly|
|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|
82.8 dB at 1 watt
|Frequency Response||30 - 500 Hz|
|RMS Power Range (Watts)||100-300|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||600|
|Top Mount Depth (inches)||4 1/8|
|Bottom Mount Depth (inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||6 15/16|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Dual 4-ohm Voice Coils: This woofer features dual 4-ohm voice coils, offering wiring flexibility. A switch on the speaker terminal allows you to easily change from parallel (the woofer presents a 2-ohm load) to series (the woofer presents a 8-ohm load) wiring for the voice coils.
UniPlate Construction: The woofer features a one-piece UniPlate construction with a vented, extended pole piece and backplate. This unique design provides the following benefits:
- Optimizes heat transfer efficiency for cooler operation
- Eliminates erratic magnetic flux in the voice coil gap
- Releases pressure under the suspension for uniform cone movement
- Prevents the voice coil from bottoming out, and the resulting damage
Tinsel Leads: CompR subwoofers use Spiralead tinsel-lead technology; the tinsel lead wires are woven into the spider to relieve mechanical stress.
Sealed Enclosure Applications: Sealed enclosures provide the most control over a woofer and provide accurate sonic reproduction, making them suitable to all types of music. Kicker recommends sealed enclosures in the following range:
- Minimum Enclosure Volume: 0.4 ft³
- Maximum Enclosure Volume: 1.8 ft³
Vented Box: Vented (or ported) enclosures typically provide better overall efficiency than sealed so they are suitable for use with smaller amplifiers, giving you more bass output from less power. Kicker recommends ported enclosures in the following range:
- Minimum Enclosure Volume: 0.8 ft³ with an 8" x 1.5" x 20.75" slot port
- Maximum Enclosure Volume: 1.2 ft³ with an 8" x 2" x 19.125" slot port
Note: Although smaller than optimal, the prefabricated enclosures we list on the accessory page produce very good results.
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Product reviews from the Crutchfield Labs
by Zak Billmeier
Kicker's CompR and CompRT subwoofers, plus their KX amplifiers, give you the sound and performance you expect from Kicker when you're building a car audio system.
Why did you buy this?
Supposedly fits in the rear panel of my 2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L. Hopefully that's true! [ David Jan 18, 2016 ]
It should be small enough to fit behind my single cab s10 without sacrificing much space at all. [ ALBERT Dec 24, 2015 ]
Rms power handling good for speaker size [ Joseph Dec 19, 2015 ]
I love kicker quality [ James Dec 16, 2015 ]
Price plus value your company rocks still waiting for my jbl speakers [ Sal Dec 15, 2015 ]
3 questions already asked
I don't know enough about the bazooka amplifier to answer this. Reason is the speaker in question is a dual 4ohm voice coil style speaker. This means you can run it as an 8ohm load or 2 ohm load. Can your amplifier handle a 2 ohm load? If not an 8ohm load is a bit more. How many watts is the bazooka amplifier? This speaker is 400watts rms. If u can't push at least 300 at an 8 ohm load it won't sound like u want it to in my opinion. I'm running mine with a 300 watt kicker yellow line mono amplifier (cx300.1) at 2 ohm load and it sounds great. Good luck [ matthew Nov 21, 2015 ]
YES it will! [ BRANNON Nov 20, 2015 ]
I honestly can't answer this question. I returned this item for a 8 inch powered sub woofer from sound ordnance which I have been pleasantly pleased. I am sure cysteine service can help with this question. Ask for Chris. He is helpful and knowledgable. [ Mark Nov 20, 2015 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Krissy Feb 17, 2015 ] Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if there is a kit available for you. If there is none, then they may also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Greg Jul 28, 2014 ] Staff