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12" CompQ 2 Ohm
The KICKER CompQ™ Subwoofer delivers on all of the power, capacity and performance of its square counterpart L7™, only utilizing a round basket and cone.

model: 42CWQ122

Pasmag Reviews the CompQ 12" Subwoofer

Earlier this year we had a look at the Kicker L7 square subwoofer, which is part of Kicker’s illustrious Q-Class product line. Adding to that Q-Class product is the CompQ series of woofers, which are a more traditional round shape, but include a lot of the leading edge engineering found in the Q-Class products. Read the full review here.

The 12" CompQ 2 Ohm

The CompQ 12-Inch Subwoofer is the best sound quality round driver we’ve ever made, with nearly identical construction and performance as our L7 square subs.

A cast aluminum frame provides an extremely stable, vibration-free base, so every note gets from the cone to your ears as pure as the day it was recorded.

The CompQ 12-Inch Subwoofer works best with a sealed or ported enclosure with 850 watts of recommended power. See below for more details.

Thiele/Small Parameters
42CWQ122 T/S Parameters
Product Dimension Sheet
42CWQ12 Dimensions
Rated Impedance [Ω]
Sensitivity [1W, 1m]
Frequency Response [Hz]
20 – 100
Recommended Amplifier Power (watts RMS)
Outer Frame Dimension [in, cm]
12-1/2, 31.8
Mounting Depth [in, cm]
7-1/8, 18.1
Mounting Cutout [in, cm]
11-1/16, 28.1
Sealed Enclosure Specs
Minimum Sealed Volume ft3 (L)
.88 (24.92)
Maximum Sealed Volume ft3 (L)
2 (56.64)
Panel Dimensions for Minimum Sealed Enclosures using 3/4” (1.9cm) thick MDF
Box Volume [ft³, L]
.88 (24.92)
CompQ sealed box
Panel A [in, cm]
13.5x13.5, 34.3x34.3
Panel B [in, cm]
13.5x10.5, 34.3x26.7
Panel C [in, cm]
12x10.5, 30.5x26.7
Vented Minimum
Box Volume, ft³ (L) + port displacement
1.75, 49.6
Port Opening Size, in x in (cm x cm)
2.5x13.25, 6.4x34
Port Length, in (cm)
22.5, 57
Vented Maximum
Box Volume, ft³ (L)
3.25, 92
Port Opening, in x in (cm x cm)
3x13.25, 7.6x34
Port Length, in (cm)
14.5, 37
When purchased from an Authorized KICKER Dealer or kicker.com, KICKER warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use for a period of THREE (3) YEARS from date of original purchase. - Complete warranty information here.

*Assumes typical music program with minimal amplifier clipping; varies with enclosure size. See your KICKER dealer for details.

**Port Volume Excluded.

Due to continual development, product and specifications are subject to change without notice. Stillwater Designs and its agents are not responsible for typographical errors.

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