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

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 156 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Suits my needs

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    Bassaddict
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    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
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    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

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    pSxMoD
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    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

    GREAT NEW AMP! 3/16

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    A very good amp for the money

    Posted
    Dave
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    kicker

    Posted
    mosby
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    this thing packs a big punch in a small size, wish the gain wasnt so touchy. be sure to verify that your ohms are right it feels like it wants to push more power than it needs to. my subs are dvc 2 ohm kicker and it wants to go into protect with only a quarter of the gain up...just cant remember if mine are wired to pull less than 2 ohm. oh well catch it on sale and its a really good purchase

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Strong powerful amp

    Posted
    Bcook
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    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
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    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Defective

    Posted
    DanJordan
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    Amp was defective. Cut out at high volume. Did some research and apparently it is a common issue with this model of amplifier. Possibility of installation issue ruled out by swapping out for different amplifiers. They all worked perfectly. Amp was at fault. Return went smoothly. No complaints in regards to customer service.

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small in size, big in power

    Posted
    Jocko
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    I have this connected to my dual 12’ Kicker CompR subwoofers, and it puts out exactly what I needed. 1200 watts RMS power and easily adjustable for tweaking audio. Recommend this amp for anyone that needs 1000 watts RMS or more

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice amp

    Posted
    Wolverine
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    I purchased this amp to power 2 new 12 inch kickers in a sealed box, both from Best, works very nice but too much power for these kicker speakers. Only set at 20% power on amp and they blow me out at stereo set 40% volume. Works nice so far, only had for a few months.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful!

    Posted
    Gmoney
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    This amp has power!!!! Have it commected to 2 comp r 12s 2 ohm in ported box the gain is set 1/10 of the way and the bass boost is set to zero amd my speakers are hitting! Afraid to turn it up . Very well worth the money

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amplifier

    Posted
    Erkbud
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    This amp is perfect for powering my two sub woofers. It just about matches the subs and will turn off before any damage is done to them from over powering. I didnt do the exact match up to get the most out of my sub woofers but it is the best i could buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great amp for most subwoofers

    Posted
    Cameron
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    I have this amp hooked up to a 1000W RMS dual 12" Kicker CompR subwoofer. The amp provides plenty of power without overheating. The adjustable low-pass crossover and bass boost are a plus. You can't go wrong with this amp.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Amp!!!!

    Posted
    DJPOP
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    This amp is Amazing! I'm running 2 Kicker CompR's with it.....I have it at less than half gain and it's destroying my rearview mirror!!! Highly recommend this amp!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must buy

    Posted
    Larry
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    This amplifier is awesome giving my system the boost it needed. I have had other amplifiers I purchased (3) in the past month only to be disappointed until I bought this one

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great increase in bass

    Posted
    G3org3702
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    I upgraded from one 12 kicker crv comp to two slim downfife 12” and this amp is powering both with no issue. Slick and slim design allows to be fit under seats or behind rest on back of my truck

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty solid never any problems

    Posted
    Taylor
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    It performs very well with my 2 12" kicker comp r's however I cannot get it to bump like I was expecting running a LOT more power than I previously was. The amp does make the sound very clean and so far it hasn't overheated or given me problems

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great powerful Amplifier

    Posted
    Websterzx10r
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    Product was everything I had sort after. Did my research before buying amplifier. Gain is half way and its rocking. My 2 dual 12" Kicker CompR in a ported box. Am a huge Kicker fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend