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KICKER - CompR 12" Dual-Voice-Coil 2-Ohm Subwoofer - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 216 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    My experience...

    Posted
    Quint
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    I was recommended by the sales associate the Kicker Comp R 43CWR122 for my system setup and it turned out that I couldn't find the right tone. I was constantly adjusting the setting on my eq and amp to get my preferred tone and it wasn't happening. Turns out that the Kicker Comp R 43CWR122 needs a 1.75 CU FT - 2.25 CU FT box as recommended by Kicker. The enclosure was a Metra 12" single ported enclosure TCBXP-112 at 1.3 CU FT roughly. The tone was very muddy and very unsatisfying with the Kicker in this enclosure. I'm not knocking the Kicker as it pounded on my Alpine MRV-M500 and it would really take a beating. It slammed really, it just didn't sound right because of the box. Took the Kicker back and got the Alpine SWS-12D4 and its perfect in this box. NOW, as far as how the Kicker would have sounded in the right box, I don't know really. I would say it would have been great however I was set on keeping my enclosure. The Kicker seams to be of better build quality than my Alpine: Kicker has stitching on cone, paint is perfect, and contact terminals are awesome. My Alpine sub seems to have some sloppy gluing around the cone, the contact terminals are just ok, and paint finish is decent. Im giving this a 2 star only to grab the attention for reviewers to not make the same mistake as I did. Best Buy doesn't sell an enclosure for this subs spec in store unless you get the 2 in 1 presetup deal 43VCWR122 in which looks to be similar dimensions of the Metra box.... So if your going for a single sub setup (not the 43VCWR122) and buying all your equipment at best buy then either buy a box from somewhere else within spec or get the Alpine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very glad I went with this one.

    Posted
    cinnamonroll72
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    I've used a variety of subwoofers and boxes over the years in a variety of vehicles. I've always gone with 10" pairs and have had a variety of ported/sealed boxes. I decided for my current vehicle to take a chance with one 12" sub in custom box that fits in the storage space in my car's hatch area. I'm so glad I did. This 12" hits hard, deep, and clear. The reality is that there are tons of options you can go with, and I think it's unrealistic to "compare" any sub to any other sub because at the end of the day you're only going to experience the one you actually have installed. Can I say this is the greatest sub ever? No, because I can't realistically compare it to anything else because I haven't installed anything else. I can say that this sounds wonderful in my current setup. The only thing I don't like about this Kicker sub is that it doesn't come with any cover. I had to do my own research to find an option for a waffle grill that would fit it (size, proper clearance, ability to screw in to its current design). Kicker has a few grills that fit, but they're plastic and don't do a complete cover-up like the waffle grills do. I think some type of grill is a simple thing Kicker should be including with all their subs or at least be making as a option they sell (the waffle style and the partially covering style) on their websites. Hope this helps. Thanks. Matthew 7:12

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Sub

    Posted
    AustinTexas
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    I had purchased a pioneer shallow mount 10" sub and amp combo kit from another store, and I ended up blowing the 10" sub within 24-hours. So I purchased this kicker 12" subwoofer, hooked it up to the same 450-watt amp that was driving the pioneer 10" woofer, and it has been working well for over a month now. I'm into bass heavy electronic music, and this 12 has had no problems with the 808 drops and subsonic sine-wave content I have been pumping into it. One thing to note: this sub handles the lows well 30hz-90hz, but it's to big to efficiently handle the mid-bass 90hz-150hz "punch" of the kick drums in the music I listen to. So I'm going to add 2 x 8" kicker compR subs for the mid bass and throw filters on them so they can do all the "punchy" frequency work. I have a jeep wrangler 4-door, and listen to music LOUD, and this one sub is more than capable of handling the lows. I really like the CompR line, so I'll stick with them. My mids/highs are Focal, and my amps are Pioneer. Shout out to the best buy associate who helped me figure which sub to buy based on the amp/ohms/wattage I was using!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeded expectations

    Posted
    Chadkoz
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    Recently picked up a set of these with a sealed box in a package deal for 150. I honestly wasn't going to pursue a system for my car but figured for that price, it's worth a shot. Grabbed the cx1200, the knob, a kisloc line out converter and the ck4 wiring kit from Amazon. Just put it in yesterday and I honestly haven't even turned it all the way up yet. Gained correctly with a multimeter, and wired for a 2 ohm load, setting the knob at about 60/100 amounts to what feels like the air being sucked outa my chest. Deffinetly sounds much better than I hoped for. From Pearl Jams unplugged Black to Stranger Liquid Dissolve, it's all clean crisp and solid. I was always a JL guy but these were certainly more than worth what I put into em.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not what they used to be

    Posted
    Eddie
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    After 2 weeks of owning this sub running on clean power I got in my truck to leave for work and the sub didn’t respond at all..after going through all the wiring and all the settings in the receiver I came to the conclusion that it had to be the sub, I threw an old pioneer sub I had laying around in the enclosure and bam! It played perfectly so I’m guessing the voice coils burnt up in the kicker. Kicker used to be a great quality sub but after this experience I won’t be using them again I returned it and got an alpine type s and have been pounding away for the last month or more without a single issue

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound bass you feel in your chest!

    Posted
    BumpinSaturn
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    Running an old school octagon Sony Explode 1600 watt class D mono block at 2ohms 900 rms with a Kentwood Excilon head unit with slot ported box. Pros hits hard very hard!! Cons I have puy my rearview mirror on 3 times and it took me a while to tune may have been the old school amp or the head unit but you will defiantly know when you hit that sweet spot. They took about a week of hard hitting to get them broke in they are very stiff at first and that's defiantly good all in all the sound is well worth the wait they are hard hitting they make the windows in my house rattle!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great sub, hits hard.

    Posted
    Matthewp
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I got this subwoofer about a month and a half ago. I started using it about a month ago with a Rockford Fosgate R500X1D. The amp is rated for 500 rms but I only had it set to about 375rms. I loved this setup and it hit hard but just about 3 days ago it stopped working mid song. I went home to discover that one of the coils had blown and there was a tear all the way around. I would have to forcefully push the sub in order to get it to flex also, wish clearly isn't good. All and all I loved it as it was working but it should have not blown out on me within a month which is why I rated it 3 stars.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressive Sub

    Posted
    MrKrooked
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    Received 2 in a package deal and these subs exceeded my expectations. I mostly listen to Rock and Spanish music so I am using a dual sealed enclosure (1.2 cu ft per sub) and bass is tight, clean, low and accurate. They also handle the more loose bass of Rap\Hip Hop very well. I can't wait till they are properly broken in so I can see what they can really do. Pushed by an Audiopipe APDLI 16001D amplifier @ 2 ohms for 1000 watts rms.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING SUB

    Posted
    Foxy
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    I had about 600watts going to this thing sounded amazing and never gave any problem maxing it out a little here and there had a JL sub for a while blew it the same day took it back they put a new one in took it really easy on it for a couple weeks then started to try and break it in some more the thing blew AGAIN put this kicker R in and never had a problem sold the truck after about 2 month of it in the truck blaring.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sounds good

    Posted
    Bigwhat
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    This Subwoofer sounds really good. I have just 1 of these in a ported enclosure in an suv with a 1000 watt pioneer amp, and it hits clean and hard. I made sure to get the correct gain using a multimeter and I think that is key for a good sounding system. I had a kenwood before this, and I blew it within 2 weeks. This sub has no problem with a full 500 watts going to it. No distortion what so ever which also has to do with setting the correct gain. I plan on getting 2 of these and a bigger amp soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    good for price

    Posted
    jjordan53
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    Good for the price. I bought it because the tensel leads on my previous one decided to snap the night before i was leaving for a long trip to visit my family but definitely a downgrade from it. Not saying its a bad product I was just used to something else. It will probably work better once i make some adjustments to the settings though. but still, for the price its totally worth the quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loud subwoofer

    Posted
    BestBuyguy

    I currently have ONLY one of these woofers installed in a custom ported box that was built to spec per the Kicker's recommendation sheet. It is powered by a Pioneer GM5702 1000 watt amp, bridged to 4 ohms and tuned. My friend's decibel meter read 127.2 dB's at frequencies<100hz. I am completely satisfied with this subwoofer!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sub with a bang

    Posted
    LouisG
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    I wanted to add low freq. to my car as the factory stereo wasn’t sufficient. I didn’t want a whole lotta bass, so I went with this comR 12 sólo in my trunk and it did the work well. I paired it with a 300Rms amp and it delivers the bass my factory stereo lacks. I would recommend if you want to add more low end to your stereo without compromising sound quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

    Posted
    Tooxturnt
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Bought this to to replace my blown jbl sub which blew in 4 months anyways I got this on sale bb for 97 dollars and its way louder than the 12 inch jbl cx speaker I had this thing turns heads at low volume made a few car alarms go off go ahead and get one !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sounded good... Only lasted a year

    Posted
    Dallas
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    The original one was rated at 800 w. Same part number is now 500w. I built the stereo around the 800 w . I guess Kicker decided it really couldnt handle the 800 and down graded it to 500. Out 1 sub, but replaced it with another, but this time I bought the extended warranty

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic sub for a great price.

    Posted
    Renzen
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    I bought the 12" kicker comp r sub for my car. I knew it was going to be a good buy, however this sub surpassed all expectations. The only thing I could recommend is making sure you power it correctly, you have to have the correct amount of power. If you underpower your woofer you could damage it. Read the guidelines on the box.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid subwoofer

    Posted
    Mb81
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    Probably the best in store subwoofer at best buy. Bought a pair of 2ohm 12s to rr place my blown 4ohm CVRs. They hit hard and so low. Powering the pair with a mere 500watt alpine mono class D at 2ohms in a ported box. Can't imagine the increase once I hook up a second mrv-m500 to power them individually. Very happy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Clean sound! Sounds GREAT!!!

    Posted
    Walker86
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    If your looking for a clean bass that has that hard impact feeling, these are the subs you want ! Crisp bass and loud.! Have only one in my truck and don't think I need two! But if you want people to hear you coming from a ways out then two is the better option!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the deep bass sound I have two and in a Tahoe

    Posted
    masterblastersoundfaster
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    Its great speaker sound pushing bass u feel the vibe Kicker is truly the best buy for ur sound with out all the watts I can't get over how the sub produced do much power of sound with only a 300 watt amp it is awesome and I plan on getting 4 more to complete my 6 12s in a custom box I'm building

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOUD!!!!

    Posted
    GulfCoaster
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    We installed this in a subwoofer box and the bass is so loud, I can't hear myself think!! My son said this is a good thing, so I guess this was worth the money...I'll let you know when the ringing in my ears stops! Lol. He enjoys it and we get the pleasure of hearing it thumping through the walls inside the house.

    I would recommend this to a friend