About the Kicker 44L7S82
Truly huge bass
Truly huge bass
Kicker builds their Solo-Baric® subwoofers for one purpose: to deliver truly huge, supremely accurate bass. The 44L7S82 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 2-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 1 or 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.
- 8" subwoofer with dual 2-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 # 44L7S82
What's in the box:
- One square 8" dual 2-ohm voice coil subwoofer
- Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)
- 2 Kicker decals
- Template on box lid
Kicker 44L7S82 reviews
This is an excellent speaker! Very accurate and clean bass. I installed this in my 2013 Chevy Sonic RS in the rear cargo area. I built a custom box to manufacturer's specifications and I wasn't disappointed. I decided to build a ported enclosure tuned to 60hz to maximize the volume of a small sub. It worked extremely well. The quality of the speaker is excellent as well as it's appearance. I used the audio control lc2i and a fosgate t750 for my install. The bass is quite powerful. I'm very pleased with the result.
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I can't believe that this is an "8". If you are like me, and want some extra clean bass to your system without taking up a bunch of space, look no further. I was able to make a box to the specs and conceal it into a panel. I am only running 300 watts to it off of a 5ch amp, but it is plenty for me. I could always upgrade the amp or use a mono and port the box, if l wanted to. I am happy that I went with this and not a shallow version vs. Bigger as in a 10 or 12.
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More details on the Kicker 44L7S82
Features & specs
|Impedance||1 ohm or 4 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 2Ω voice coils. When the voice coils are wired in parallel, the woofer presents a 1Ω load; when wired in series, the woofer presents a 4Ω 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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