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KICKER - CX Series CXA6001 1200W Class D Mono Amplifier with Adjustable KickEQ Bass Boost - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 428 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent amp

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    Biggs
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    I bought this for my son, for his 16th Bday when I handed my old truck keys over to him. It fits easily behind the back seat of the truck ( Chevy 2500 HD Dmax crew cab) and mounted to the back wall. I have it connected to 2- 10” Kicker pro Cs, in a prefabricated sealed box underneath the back seat with woofers facing up. It replaced my 20yr old Rockford Fosgate punch 100 amp. To compare the two wouldn’t be right, as it was on its last leg and channel and was A/B powered when this one is digitally powered. Once we installed it ( very easily took 5 min to switch out) and turned the system on... WOW I was blown away with the power that this light weight amp has and the extra headroom to push these woofers way beyond their listed handling power. I’m an old 80’s bass head, and now I’m an Home Audiophile enthusiast, so I know what good clean tight bass should sound like... that said, I would Highly Recommend this amp to anyone! Sounds very clean, The controls are easy to deal with and instal was nothing. It doesn’t overheat and just keeps pounding the bass out in our case. Hopefully this will help someone with a similar set up! Don’t hesitate with this model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Compact Amp

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    Johnny
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    currently using this amp with a single sub kicker comp r with kicker ck8 (if I recall correctly) in my honda civic. From BestBuys recommendation it allowed me to check if it would "fit in my vehicle" or compatible with my vehicle, and they told me no. That did not stop me from purchasing this amp and subwoofer and I honestly feel proud that I could prove it and others wrong, no such thing as impossible, I made it possible. I was able to use the stock head unit in my car without having to go through all the trouble of an aftermarket head unit/stereo I purchased a line output converter (from kicker) and posi-tapped it with the wires that connect to the head unit stereo connecting to the front speakers and then connecting the RCA cables that was included in my wiring kit then posi-tapped the remote wire to my accessories power wire so whenever i turned on my car my amp would turn on as well ran the wires all the way to the trunk and connected to my amp I thought i had wasted money on this product due to people telling me it was not possible to connect to factory head unit. Anyways this amp is great it has tuning features in order to control how the sub performs and I gotta say it performs great. I suggest getting a bass knob from kicker to go along with this as well because sometimes i have guests in the car and sometimes they are not a big fan of bass.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WOW

    Posted
    sabreman61
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    I have this installed in my 2013 Honda Accord LX-S 2 Door Coupe with Kicker - CompR Dual 12" Dual-Voice-Coil 2-Ohm Subwoofers with Enclosure in the trunk. I also have 6 ( 2 are Bud Tweeters in the car by the side mirrors). JBL - 6-1/2" 2-Way Coaxial Car Speakers with Polypropylene Cones (Pair) - Black inside hooked up to a Alpine - Power Pack 180W Class D Bridgeable Multichannel Amplifier with High-Pass Filter The only problem is Feedback from the Subs because of Honda.s Noise Cancellation System. A small white wire must be cut in the sunglasses, Internal lights area up top. My car THUMPS!!! this is loud CRYSTAL CLEAR BASS!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Coupled with the CompR Enclosure A+++

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    FireWire
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    I was ready to buy a pioneer with higher specs on paper, but after talking with two different locations I was convinced that the Kicker would be the much better option especially for only $20 more. Birth sheet showed 653, so that is always nice to get a little more. Unit is nice and compact and running it hard for 30 min it wasn't even warm. Nice unit, I do highly recommend the bass knob accessory if you are using the amp with a factory stereo. I have this hooked up to the 12" CompR factory enclosure and its a perfect marriage!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bang bang for the buck

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    Slocumj10
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    This amp is truly powerful and stands up to its name. Comes with a test sheet for rms (mine 652). The sound is clear and pronounced. The built in subsonic filter can be annoying because it cancels out some of the lows (below 25hz) or when there are a lot of frequencies at once; it cant be adjusted. Also, the power on is signal or 12v triggered. However; if you have interference even with the 12v power trigger, the signal trigger will power up the amp. For the size and power- its amazing. Some of the features (or lack thereof) can be annoying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for single sub amp

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    Jocko
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    I originally purchased this amp with the single Kicker 12' sub-woofer, and it did serve it's purpose great. I was running it at 600 RMS, sub was rated for 500 RMS, and I never turned the amp all the way up. I never had any issues and would recommend, I only returned because I upgrade to the Kicker dual 12' sub-woofer, and needed 1000 RMS minimum for optimization. Small amp but powerful as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Packs a punch for such a small footprint

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    Goes2eleven
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    Previously I had a 2-12 inch box in my suv. The bass was thunderous. Since I was driving an suv I still wanted to be able to access the full back for transporting large stuff. Isn't that why we have an suv? I was able to take the box with 2-12's out of the car and store in the house. Well, as I grew older I grew weaker. I decided with my latest suv to go with only a single 12 inch which is much more portable. I'm glad I did. It still can get up to thunderous volumes but I can easily take it out when I need the room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't believe how far amps have come in 25 years!!

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    discoduck1977
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    This amp is one of my most powerful single amps i have owed (Had 8 sub amps over the years) and is very small in size. At 2ohms to a Kicker l7s loaded 12" it plays very clear and controlled with little distortion and huge punch paired with a 2.4 farad cap i barely get a .5 -.75 volt drop at full power using a facory alternator,so it is very efficent and has not even really gotten hot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    definitely powerful enough

    Posted
    ezsubs
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    I got this baby installed to power my new KICKER - CompR 12" Dual-Voice-Coil 2-Ohm Loaded Subwoofer. So far so good. It provides stable power for the sub and fits under my front seat so that I can save on trunk space, which is clutch. The audio technician said that this amp pairs perfectly with the aforementioned sub, and so far so good. I can't even imagine how loud you'd have to turn your music to max this system out, but I don't think I'll ever get there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Amp

    Posted
    JerseyRRyder
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    This amp replaced an aging Alpine sub amp on a 10”, dual voice coil, long throw woofer in a sealed box. The old amp which used to push a 12” sealed sub started cutting out due to age. This one was a great replacement. Drives the sub effortlessly in my daughters Elantra Coupe. Added a capacitor to insure it has the power it needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More bass

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    642Retired
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    I am 45 yoa, and I am probably getting to old to have my car vibrate with so much bass. I previously had an amp pushing about 268 watts, and wasn’t ready for how much bass an ~ 400+ amp would produce...and this is a very low wattage amp compared to what my speakers can handle. This amp was recommended by the Best Buy car audio staff, and I am glad that I listened.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kicks hard, just like the name implies.

    Posted
    Kyle
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    Purchased this a little over a month ago to power a 12” CompR sub in a ‘17 Focus ST. I dig it. Surpassed my expectations, and I still have it set at half power. You do need to follow the break in protocol to avoid blowing the sub, any sub, but after that first week it’s good to go. I would recommend both the Kicker amp and sub to anyone in the market for bass.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful lilttle amp

    Posted
    AverageJoe
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    This amp is awesome. It does not take much space but it's one powerful little guy. When you first open the box, you'll see the certificate that tell you the rating of your specific amp which is a plus. Unlike some cheap ones that say they are 1xxx watts but barely move anything. For this price, you will get a well built quality amplifier that will make you love your car stereo even more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good amp for single sub

    Posted
    ThatGuyJohn
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    Purchased this as a package deal on an kicker sub and amp install, got the install for free. Pretty cool. Didn't come with the bass remote, but I was able to install that myself. Tech price matched me on the cables, I found them for almost half off on a popular online shopping website. Had the app on my phone and they we're just like okay, it's that price. That, was awesome.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't Go Wrong With Kicker

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    MillerMike
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    It work’s perfect for my set up. Installed in my 5th gen Camaro. I paired with: (A) Kicker Z-Series 2-Channel Amplifier Installation Kit; (B) Kicker CompC Loaded Enclosures Single-Voice-Coil 4-Ohm 10in. Subwoofer. Sounds like an amazing surround sound and this amp is powerful enough to run a much more commanding subwoofer; if you are into that sort of thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent power for a decent price.

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    Possum
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    All in all, it's a Kicker product. One of few companies that have never let me down. This amp really delivers. Currently running it with (2) 10" Kicker Comps and Pretty sure it would handle a set of 12"ers just the same. Excellent choice with a good pricetag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Packs a lot of power in a small package

    Posted
    DrNagaroo
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    I added this to the factory sound system in my 2017 Mustang with a custom box fitted to the side of my trunk(perfect tucked in fit) with a Kicker 12" sub. BLOWN AWAY by how tight the bass was. Now, my son has the same amp powering his Alpine system with Nav. and a JL Audio custom fiberglass enclosure in his Trailblazer and sounds great there too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Thumps like a kicker amp should.

    Posted
    Michaelc
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    Had not purchased a subwoofer or amp in a while. Have to say it sounds perfect with the 12' kicker comp r. It's currently running at 4 ohm so it's only putting out 300 watts but boy does it sound good. Can't wait to bump it up to 600 watts. Would and did buy another amp just above this one that has 1200 watts rms. Cant wait to hook it up in my truck.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great match for the ported 12" enclosure

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    Firewire
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    I went in to purchase a 12" kicker enclosure and a pioneer amp, but the installer recommended this one. I am glad I went this route as it is perfectly matched. I also opted for the remote bass knob and I can't imagine having this setup without it. It is a must have accessory in my opinion. I had this amp installed in a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome for a small footprint

    Posted
    Brandon
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    Amp is very small in size. Takes up little space. I got it in the back of my 2002 formula hooked up to a 10” sundown e10. 4 ohms. Small sealed box that fits in the left side. Setup absolutely slams. Very impressed as I didn’t expect much out of such a small amp. Exceeded my expectations by a lot.

    I would recommend this to a friend