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CompRT shallow-mount 10" subwoofer with dual 1-ohm voice coils
Our take on the Kicker 40CWRT101 by Crutchfield's John Pollard
A thin sub with big sub bass
If you're looking for bass for a tight space, Kicker designed their CompRT subs with compact cars, pickup trucks, and even motorcycles in mind. The low-profile 40CWRT101 10” subwoofer performs just like a full-size sub, but without killing all your cargo space. This high-performance CompRT sub stands less than 3-1/2" tall, so your installation options are wide open.
This sub clocks in at less than 3-1/2" deep.
Built with boom in mind
The 40CWRT101 comes equipped with a rigid injection-molded polypropylene cone that won't flex and cause distortion while you're cranking the bass. Its rubber surround will last through years of heavy use, combining with a special-design back and top plate to give you more excursion (which equals more bass) than other skinny subs.
Made to work with many systems
This sub handles up to 400 watts RMS so make sure you've got a solid amp to power it. You can wire the dual voice coils for either 2- or 1/2-ohm total impedance, giving you more wiring options when setting up your system. This versatile sub sounds great in sealed or ported enclosures.
Important Note: If you are wiring this DVC sub for extremely low impedance, make sure that your amp is compatible. You can damage or destroy your amp by exceeding recommended minimum impedance.
To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 300 and 600 watts RMS at 2 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.
Awesome sub! Have it in a .75 volume single sub sealed enclosure under the backseat of my supercrew and powering it with the Kicker 43CXA600.1 mono amp, couldn't be more satisfied.
What's in the Box:
- One 10" Dual 1-ohm voice coil subwoofer
- Kicker logo stickers
- Manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)
- Template on box
- 10" subwoofer with dual 1-ohm voice coils
- injection-molded polypropylene cone
- rubber surround
- power handling: 400 watts RMS
- peak power handling: 800 watts
- frequency response: 25-500 Hz
- sensitivity: 87.2 dB
- top-mount depth: 3-7/16"
- sealed box volume: .40 - 2.0 cu. ft.
- ported box volume: 1.25 - 1.75 cu. ft.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|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|
87.2 dB at 1 watt
|Frequency Response||30 - 500 Hz|
|RMS Power Range (Watts)||100-400|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||800|
|Top Mount Depth (inches)||3 7/16|
|Bottom Mount Depth (inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||9 1/8|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Dual 1-ohm Voice Coils: This woofer features dual 1-ohm voice coils, offering wiring flexibility. When the voice coils are wired in parallel the woofer presents a 1/2-ohm load. When the voice coils are wired in series the woofer presents a 2-ohm load.
Tinsel Leads: CompRT subwoofers use Spiralead tinsel-lead technology; the tinsel lead wires are woven into the spider to relieve mechanical stress.
Shallow-Mount: Kicker's CompRT series is designed to minimize depth, giving you subwoofer options where standard enclosures don't fit. The vent-less, solid-pole design allows the woofer to be mounted directly against the rear wall of a sealed enclosure.
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: 2.0 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: 1.25 ft³ with a 10.5" x 2" x 20" slot port
- Maximum Enclosure Volume: 1.75 ft³ with a 10.5" x 2.5" x 20" slot port
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Why did you buy this?
It was a recommended product for my specific vehicle and I have had good previous experiences with kicker. [ jason Aug 10, 2016 ]
chose these because I dont have much room to work with in my ram and these are small, they are nice size and suppose to have a big bump to them.. [ Jamel Feb 19, 2016 ]
1 question already asked
Im not sure of the official rating or how to do so, but that puppy pumps and the cone moves like its 1999 when i want it to!! [ jason Nov 24, 2015 ]
Don't know. My never worked and tech quit responding to chat questions [ kevin Nov 20, 2015 ]