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Kicker KX2

Active 2-Way Electronic Crossover

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Item #: 20603KX2

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Kicker's KX2 electronic crossover is designed for 2-way systems (in which highs and lows are amplified separately). You can adjust the high- and low-pass crossovers from 40 to 300 Hz (18 dB per octave) to maximize the performance of your separate components. The crossover accepts both preamp- and speaker-level inputs, and output can be adjusted up to 5 volts for low system noise.

Kicker's KX2 electronic crossover is designed for 2-way systems (in which highs and lows are amplified separately). You can adjust the high- and low-pass crossovers from 40 to 300 Hz (18 dB per octave) to maximize the performance of your separate components. The crossover accepts both preamp- and speaker-level inputs, and output can be adjusted up to 5 volts for low system noise.

Important Note: This unit has no built-in amplifier — must be used in conjunction with one or more external amplifiers.

Details:

  • speaker- and preamp-level inputs
  • 2 pairs of outputs (lows/highs)
  • level controls
  • low-pass output: variable 40-300 Hz (18 dB per octave)
  • high-pass output: variable 40-300 Hz (18 dB per octave)
  • signal-to-noise ratio 110 dB
  • 5-3/4"W x 1-1/4"H x 9"D
  • 1-year warranty

I added this to replace stock rear deck speakers in an 2001 Audi A4. With the high level inputs and seperate gain controls this split the signal for the amp for the rear deck speakers and also a powered sub I put in the trunk. Like I said, It works like it should.

Jeff, St. George Utah

What's in the Box:

  • Active 2-Way electronic crossover with 2A fuse inserted into chassis
  • 1 Replacement 2A fuse
  • One 11" speaker-level input harness (installed)
  • 4 Self-tapping screws
  • 1 Silica gel packet
  • Manual
Reviews

Kicker KX2 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

4 Reviews

Eh

Written by: Dave from Philly on March 14, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Here's the thing. The dials for setting your crossover frequencies are not identical. Not even close. Making it extremely difficult to cut off frequencies from the low pass and pic them up on the high pass where you left off at the low pass.

Pros: Cost and it does work

Cons: Not matching X-over dials

Crutchfield response on March 18, 2014 Our tech support team has reached out to assist in setting the crossover controls.

Works like it should

Written by: Jeff from St. George Utah on August 8, 2011

I added this to replace stock rear deck speakers in an 2001 Audi A4. With the high level inputs and seperate gain controls this split the signal for the amp for the rear deck speakers and also a powered sub I put in the trunk. Like I said, It works like it should.

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Solid Crossover

Written by: Jay from Wisconsin on August 22, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this unit to use in a simple, medium powered system where my amp did not have built in crossover. This unit has a solid chassis and the controls feel good, not cheap. Plenty of gain is available from the hi and sub outputs. Pros: Good build quality for the most part, no noticeable addition of system noise or altered frequency response, great adjustability, good specifications. Cons: Somewhat flimsy terminals for power and ground. I'd recommend this unit if you are looking for a simple crossover.

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Very good, overlooked product

Written by: Michael from Akron, OH on July 4, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I've been building systems in my cars since the 80's. One of the problems was getting noise, (alternators, hissing) in the system. There are many "patch fixes" for this problem, but that's about it. Because the Kicker crossover has up to 5V outputs, this solves the problem. I have a system with a Kicker sub and Infinity Reference speakers. Because my amp is rated at the rms current for the Infinity's (and some Infinity Ref. tweeters I bought before they went to all 2 ohm component systems) I can turn the outputs all the way up and have absolutely no noise whatsoever in my system. I can also set the output at 60 Htz. and get the most mid-range out of the full range speakers. This is a definite must buy if you like your system to be sounding it's best. I run the low pass to an Alpine M450 mono amp/Kicker 12" enclosed sub, and again, the control over the frequencies is fantastic. No noise at all. This is a way better buy than an eq. As they say, "set it and foget it"

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What's in the box?

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  • Active 2-Way electronic crossover with 2A fuse inserted into chassis
  • 1 Replacement 2A fuse
  • One 11" speaker-level input harness (installed)
  • 4 Self-tapping screws
  • 1 Silica gel packet
  • Manual

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Features
Inputs and Outputs

Features

Overview: The KX2 is an active 2-way electronic crossover. You can independently adjust the high- and low-pass crossovers from 40 to 300 Hz. Each crossover has a slope of 18 dB per octave. The KX2 accepts both preamp- and speaker-level inputs, and output can be adjusted up to 5 volts for low system noise.

Note: Since the KX2 does not have a built-in amplifier, it must be used in conjunction with one or more external amplifiers.

Inputs and Outputs

Front Panel:

  • Input: left and right RCA audio jacks
  • Hi-Level Input: 4-pin jack with installed 11" speaker-level input harness
  • +12V: set-screw terminal that will accept up to 12-gauge wire
  • Turn On: set-screw terminal that will accept up to 12-gauge wire
  • Ground: set-screw terminal that will accept up to 12-gauge wire

Back Panel:

  • High-pass Output: left and right RCA audio jacks
  • Low-pass Output: left and right RCA audio jacks

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Assuming your stereo and/or amplifier do not offer the crossovers or the crossosver settingsyou want to use, sure, you can add the Kicker Active model in-line on the RCA connections between the stereo and amplifier. The Kicker can also boost the pre-amp signal level up to 5 volts so, if you have a weak signal from your stereo's pre-amp outputs, you'll get better performance from your amp and speakers when you add the active crossover. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  Feb 12, 2016 ]  Staff
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