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KICKER - CX Series 1200W Class D Mono Amplifier with Variable Low-Pass Crossover - Black

Kicker CX Series Amplifier: Upgrade your vehicle's audio system with this class D mono amp that features a variable low-pass crossover and KickEQ bass boost for sound that you can customize to your preferences. Balanced differential inputs offer enhanced noise rejection for high-quality audio.

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$349.99
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Kicker CX Series 1200W Class D Mono Amplifier with Variable Low-Pass Crossover
    • Mounting hardware
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (111 out of 117)

    Features


    Geek Squad® installation

    is strongly recommended for this product. Please visit your local Best Buy store for details.

    Handles up to 600W RMS (continuous) @ 4 ohms or 1200W RMS @ 2 ohms

    For powerful sound.

    50-200Hz variable low-pass crossover with 12dB/octave slope

    Along with a 25Hz fixed subsonic high-pass filter with 24dB/octave slope ensures flexible operation.

    FIT (Fail-Safe Integration Technology)

    Accepts output from a wide range of sources for versatile compatibility. Balanced differential inputs offer optimal noise rejection.

    Adjustable KickEQ bass boost

    Allows you to personalize your audio for rich, dynamic sound.

    95dB signal-to-noise ratio

    Provides clear audio.

    Compact footprint

    Supports vertical mounting for easy use in small spaces.

    Designed for use with select Kicker CompD and CompS subwoofers

    As well as select CS speakers for simple integration with your existing vehicle audio setup.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 117 reviews

    95%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Suits my needs

      Posted
      Bassaddict
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I first need to state that I am only running a 500 watt rms Alpine single sub with dual voice coils wired in parallel to 2ohms in a sealed box at this time for trunk space and better gas mileage. I know vented boxes are louder at lower wattage, but they don’t do well on really low bass that I want to feel even If it can’t be heard. The amplifier is rated up to a 150 amp fuse, but I am using a 60 amp fuse that has yet to blow. My headlights dim a lot and the amp cuts off on hard kicks due to low voltage. I did have a bad ground location, but drilled a new one and cleaned the paint and primer off so it plays a bit louder, but not as loud as I want sometimes before it cuts out. A capacitor would help, but in the end, a high output alternator will be needed for the output I crave. None of that is the fault of the amplifier however. With the current 60amp fuse, at most I can draw about 800 watts before it blows. That’s still well below rated rms so I can’t tell you how it performs at full power. I can say that the sound quality is decent and I haven’t had any issues beside my car’s electrical limitations. It always runs cool, but I’m barely putting a load on it. I have a Cobalt by the way. For those familiar with their electrical issues, yes I cleaned all the corrosion from all the wires on the alternator, starter, fuse box, and battery terminals. The ones on the starter needed tarnx with a wire brush to get to bare metal... A dremmel with wire brush attachment would have been faster, but I couldn’t find mine. If I run the power wire directly to the alternator instead of the battery post in the trunk and see a change, I’ll update this post. The fusible link on the alternator could be a bottleneck for current... I plan to get a bigger car so I might not invest anymore time or money on stereo stuff until then. I’d change my sub setup to match the amp better in a bigger car or suv.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing amp!

      Posted
      FFCSL600
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I used to run a rockford Fosgate punch 800 from back in the day for my subs, but it blew and I needed a replacement. I looked at all the options from MTX, Kicker & the elite line, pioneer, alpine etc. I was hesitant at first, but for the price and power this was a perfect middle ground, so I took the leap of faith. I don't know much about the kicker line of speakers, but I can honestly say that I stand behind their amps 100%. I bought a 2012 (the yellow one) version a few years back for another vehicle, and it worked flawlessly powering 3 10" MTX Blue Thunder Legend Woofers (4ohm, 500rms/1000max each) in series. Never clips, and hit hard all powered by an amp with 50% more power, triple the efficiency and 1/3 the footprint and weight of my beloved Fosgate. So, when the time came to outfit my SUV, I went back to the same amp albeit a cosmetically updated version. Once again, I am one happy customer. You won't go wrong with this amp if you need serious output for you subs.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great mid-priced amplifier

      Posted
      pSxMoD
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I originally had a Pioneer amp with a similar output rating and was very unhappy with the way it sounded. I went to Best Buy planning on getting a Kicker amp. I found this amp, and although it was a little more expensive than I wanted to pay, I am very happy with it. It sounds amazing paired with my dual Kicker 12" CompR's in a box. Nice lows and crisp mids. One thing I noticed is that the protection feature seems to activate at volume levels that the Pioneer seemed to handle with no problem. I'm using 4ga power and ground wires to provide as much power as possible. This amp also does not come with a remote bass control, you'll have to get that separately. I am definitely satisfied with what I got for what I paid.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A very good amp for the money

      Posted
      Dave
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      A very good quality sounding amplifier that has a lot of power for the small size. I would recommend this over a lot of the Lesser cheaper amps. Sometimes you just get what you pay for. It makes my dual comp R box hit so hard that I cannot turn it up all the way. Not only does it go loud but it sounds very good. good quality sound. You will need at least four gauge 100% copper wire or better. Don't go cheap on The Wire. If you buy kicker brand wire they will extend your amp warranty by year.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      GREAT NEW AMP! 3/16

      Posted
      PEACEMAKER

      Very happy with this amplifier. Just got it installed about a week ago. It rocks my two 12-inch comp R's wired at 2 ohms perfectly! Most people in my vehicle cannot stand the volume. So a friendly tip: Enjoyed best when you're all alone! The amp gain is only set around 25 to 30%! Be sure you have a strong charging system with an adequate alternator/battery before purchasing this amp, or you will be disappointed, because you're not getting the maximum output. RUNS COOL!!!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Strong powerful amp

      Posted
      Bcook
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Well I bought this amp, pretty expensive but worth it. I actually got a bad amp, first one I bought was brand new and had problems staying on and powering the sub. Turns out It must of just been a bad amp, put a lot of stress on me trying to figure out what was wrong with it. But thankfully it has a warranty so I got a brand new one for free and it seems to work perfect, very powerful and loud output if you have powerful enough subs

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Ok

      Posted
      Hvacman
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought this amp with the 2 12 kicker cvr 1000 max rms and 2000 total and have blown 15 pairs of speakers the amp slams and some sounds and others with low bass is straight locks out I've done ever thing new wiring bigger cap otimal battery and bigger alternator And they are still blowing they checked it and the amp is bridged half up and still blows Buy geek squad protection so if it blows u can take back

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Real Deal

      Posted
      Keith

      This amp is perfect hands down. I'm running (2) Kicker 43CWRT122 COMPRT12 2000W 12" mount. These things hit hard and I barely have the gain up. This amp runs real cool. I do recommend getting a capacitor or changing your alternator to a 200 amp. It defenitley pulls some power. Hands down great amp.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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