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Kicker 11PXI50.2

2-channel amplifier and controller for iPod® or iPhone® — 25 watts RMS x 2 at 2 ohms

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by Buck Pomerantz
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My system has plenty of power. Who needs an amp?

You might think you don't need an amp because you have a 400-watt system in your car, or because your new stereo puts out 50 watts a channel. But those are peak wattage ratings, which may boil down to 15 or 20 watts per channel, using the more realistic RMS rating. An amp sends your speakers the power they need to deliver your music with clarity and impact, whether you're using factory speakers or high-performance components. And low-frequency reproduction requires lots of power, so an amp is an absolute must if you're adding a sub to your system.

Bring your music out where you work and play

Kicker's little PXi50.2 amp lets you set up a sound system in any vehicle with a 12-volt electrical system, including sit-down mowers, tractors, ATVs, or motorcycles. Just hook up some speakers, plug in your iPod or iPhone, and you'll have access to your tunes loud and clear. Imagine how simple this makes getting music onto your boat or even a forklift. Kicker recommends pairing the PXi50.2 with a set of PS5250 5-1/4" Powersports speakers.

 PXi50.2 amp with iPod

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Versatile little music-maker

The weather-resistant amp module sends up to 25 watts RMS to your speakers so you'll hear all your music's details and feel the beat. You can tuck your iPod away in a safe spot, because the illuminated remote controller provides easy navigation through your playlists and songs. The PXi50.2 also provides rapid-charging, so your player will be fully charged when you bring it home. Kicker even includes an auxiliary input to accommodate other kinds of MP3 devices, along with RCA outputs that allow you to add some powered speakers or a powered sub.

Highlights:

  • 2-channel amplifier and controller for iPod or iPhone
  • 15 watts RMS x 2 at 4 ohms (25 watts RMS x 2 at 2 ohms)
  • works in any vehicle with a 12-volt charging system
  • 6-foot cable with Apple®-certified dock
  • auxiliary input and outputs
  • back-lit blue LED wired remote with large rubber buttons
  • weather-resistant
  • 12-gauge power and ground wires and a 10-amp in-line fuse recommended
  • 5-11/16"W x 2-1/8"H x 3-5/8"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Performance
RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels) 15 x 2
Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels) ---
Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels) 25 x 2
Bridged Power (Watts x Channels) ---
Minimum Impedance Bridged ---
Minimum Impedance Unbridged 2
Best Frequency Response 20-20k Hz
THD at Rated RMS Power ---
Signal to Noise Ratio 90 dB
Input Voltage ---
Features
Amplifier Class Not Given
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency N/A
Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave) N/A
High-Pass Crossover Frequency N/A
High-Pass Slope (dB/octave) N/A
Bass Boost No
Bass Boost Frequency N/A
Fan Cooled No
Fuse Rating 10
Speaker Level Inputs No
Preamp Outputs 1 pair
Width (inches) 5-11/16
Height (inches) 2-1/8
Depth (inches) 3-5/8
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
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What's in the box?

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  • 2-Channel amplified controller for iPod/iPhone (with multiple 4" pigtails)
  • Wired remote/controller with attached 5.5' cable
  • Plastic mount for wired remote/controller
  • Bar mounting bracket
  • 70" iPod connector cable (with iPod dock connector on one end and a 13-pin DIN connector on the other end)
  • 24" Wiring harness with female 3.5mm aux input and stereo RCA output jacks
  • 4 Phillips-head pan-washer screws (length=3/4")
  • 4 Split lock washers
  • 4 Phillips-head pan screws (length=1/4")
  • Instructions

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Features

Overview: The Kicker PXi50.2 is a simple 2-channel amplifier that allows you to listen to your iPod or iPhone in a vehicle without a built-in music source. This Amplified Controller for iPod and iPhone can be installed in boats, ATVs, utility vehicles, golf carts, tractors, snowmobiles, hot rods, motorcycles, and riding lawnmowers. The PXi50.2 provides a 5-volt fast-charge current for the iPod/iPhone, and pause playback when power is off.

Components: The PXi50.2 consists of the following components:

  • Amplifier: A simple 2-channel amp with a weather-resistant cover and multiple 4" pigtail connections for power, speakers, remote controller, and iPod/iPhone.
  • iPod Cable: A 70" cable with a 30-pin iPod dock connector on one end and a 13-pin DIN connector on the amp end. The amp connection has a weather-resistant, screw-on plug.
  • Remote Controller: The PXi50.2 comes with an 8-button, weather-resistant, blue backlit remote controller and an attached 5.5' cable. The remote controller can be mounted to a pipe or bar (1.5" diameter max) with the supplied clamp-type mount, flush-mounted using the supplied bracket, or surface-mounted using an adhesive or hook-and-loop fastener (not included).
  • Wiring Harness: A 24" wiring harness that provides power connections (constant power, switched power, ground, amp turn-on), speaker wires for 2 speakers (speakers not included), an RCA stereo output, and a 3.5mm auxiliary input for adding another source. Note: A 10A fuse--not included--should be placed in-line with the constant power wire.

Remote Controller: With the remote controller, you can raise and lower the volume, change to next or previous track, select playlists, turn shuffle on or off, and turn off the unit. Dimensions: 3.146"W x 1.568"H x 0.601"D. If flush-mounted, the unit requires a cutout of 3.385" (86mm) x 1.616" (41mm) with a minimum mounting depth of 0.708" (18mm).

iPod Compatibility: The PXi50.2 is compatible with the following iPods and iPhones:

  • iPod touch: 1st generation (8GB, 16GB, 32GB), 2nd generation (8GB, 16GB, 32GB), 3rd generation (32GB, 64GB), 4th generation (8GB, 32GB, 64GB)
  • iPod classic: 160GB (2009), 160GB (2007), 80GB
  • iPod: 5th generation (video): 30GB, 60GB, 80GB
  • iPod nano: 1st generation (1GB, 2GB, 4GB), 2nd generation-aluminum (2GB, 4GB, 8GB), 3rd generation--video (4GB, 8GB), 4th generation--video (8GB, 16GB), 5th generation-video camera (8GB, 16GB), 6th generation (8GB, 16GB), 7th generation (Lightning to 30-pin adapter required and not included)
  • iPhone: iPhone (4GB, 8GB, 16GB), iPhone 3G (8GB, 16GB), iPhone 3GS (8GB, 16GB, 32GB), iPhone 4 (16GB, 32GB), iPhone 5 (Lightning to 30-pin adapter required and not included) Note: The PXi50.2 is not compatible with iPhone 4S (lab tested)

Additional Inputs/Outputs: In addition to the iPod connection, the PXi50.2 has a 3.5mm auxiliary input for adding an additional source, such as a portable CD, satellite radio, or other MP3 device. There is also a pair of stereo RCA preamp outputs for use with additional amplifiers.

Specifications:

  • Power Output: 15 watts RMS x 2 (4 ohms); 25 watts RMS x 2 (2 ohms)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz (+/- 1dB)
  • RCA Preout Voltage: 2.5V RMS
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 90dB
  • Max Current Draw: 10A
  • Aux-Input Sensitivity: 500mV to 1.75V
  • iPod Charging: 5V @ 1A
 
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4 out of 5

Kicker 11PX150.2

Written By MIke J, South Plainfield NJ on Tuesday, May 06, 2014
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The product was the best soloution to put sound in my classic 1963 Impala SS
Pros:
Easy to install just a matter of running the wires where you needed them. I installed the unit under the back seat.
Cons:
The unit only has enough power for the two pioneer speakers I also purchased. A inline10amp fuse is required but is not included.
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5 out of 5

Very Happy

Written By TAK, North Olmsted Ohio on Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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Very happy with the unit. Installed into a 2013 HD 1200 motorcycle. Has enough poor to drive the speakers I installed. Unit was the nicest I could find for my application, I did search big box stores and audio shops. This unit fit nicely into the bottom of the rear saddle bag. Research shows this is a quality unit, I learned a lot about amps and wattage and be sure to educate yourself and then compare spec to spec not the splash advertising on the box or salesperson.
Pros:
easy install, nice unit
Cons:
No Bluetooth, Kicker makes a unit with Bluetooth when I ordered this unit. But there was no release date. Still happy with the unit I purchased.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great Product

Written By Grant, Traverse City, Michigan on Saturday, August 10, 2013
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Great product if your in a wet or dirty environment. I installed this unit into my Polaris RZR. It's compact size lets you mount it on top of the dash/hood sub structure up and out of the way.
Pros:
Unit works great
Cons:
Unit was an open box purchase and 30 pin connector to proprietary cord was bad in the box. Crutchfield is making good on the purchase.
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3 out of 5

Pretty good product....

Written By Islander, Ft. Lauderdale Fl on Monday, October 15, 2012
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Installed the PXI in my EZ Go Golf Cart over the weekend. I'm not an expert electronics guy but it took me most of a full day? Had to cut the dash out for the remote control switch out of 1/4" Alum. not fun! Finally got the switch in the dash then ran remote/power wire's forward, down and back to the area under the seat where I wanted to mount the main amp. Wires barely reached, could be longer! Did not mount the amp yet to make sure where I wanted it worked with the speaker wires etc. so I installed the speakers next over head pointing aft on the front roof bar. (Used a pair of small marine box speakers). Finally had all hooked up just to make sure all worked before bolting down main amp and heat shrinking all connections. Plugged in the wife's I-phone 4S and only got sound out of the left front speaker??? Now 7 hours in I was not happy??? I asked the wife if she had a AUX cable so I could try that on the amps AUX input cable and "WALA" both speakers worked! BUT....only the volume worked on the dash remote? No control over switching songs, shuffle etc.?? Back in the US I called Kicker and was told it might have been the "case" on the I-phone not making full contact for the right speaker to work on the main remote cable. Cart is out of town so I will try without the i-phone case next trip. Over-all a good concept product if you dont want a main stereo head unit for your cart or UTV etc. Hopefully the case was my only problem and it will work as advertised!
Pros:
Good concept, fair price.
Cons:
Instructions could be better, needs longer cables to reach installation points. Amp does get very hot.
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

A con job

Written By R Pogue, HV texas on Monday, October 08, 2012
 
Don't bother. "The best way to take your iTunes with you anywhere!" Not true. Won't work with iPhone 4S; after I had purchased the unit and $300 worth of other equipment, I found a tiny little note on crutchfields website saying it won't work with the 4s. So I contacted crutchfield, and one of the reps told me and I quote: "your iPhone 4S will work just fine." A lie. Don't let them stiff you out of time and money. I will never buy from them again, and will advise everyone I know to steer clear of these con artists.
Pros:
If you have an iPhone, none.
Cons:
Lying crutchfield con men.
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5 out of 5

Kicker PXi50.2

Written By Ryan P, Houston, TX on Monday, April 23, 2012
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This product is everything that I was expecting. I installed this along with the PS5250 speakers and PXi200.1 with CVT651 sub on a 2012 Seadoo Wake Pro Watercraft. The sound is amazing and very clear. Very loud also. The amp draw is small enough that I didn't need to add or upgrade a battery.
Pros:
Sound quality, size, easy install and easy to use without direct access to ipod.
Cons:
The PS5250 speakers could have been more stylish. These are supposed to replace stock Harley motorcycle speakers, which has a grill covering them, but not for other applications.
17 out of 17 people found this helpful
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