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Kicker Front Row™
6-channel digital signal processor
Item #: 2062ZXDSP1
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Item #: 2062ZXDSP1
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Kicker's Front Row digital signal processor puts your music where it should be — right up in front of you, instead of down around your knees. A wired remote control panel lets you center the music to your listening position, add bass, and engage a simulated 5.1 Surround Sound that makes it seem like you're at a concert, sitting in the front row.
The Front Row can take speaker-level input signals as well as regular RCA inputs, so it'll work with almost any car stereo, even a factory system. Kicker employs their Fail-Safe Integration Technology ( FIT™) to reject noise and stop any interference generated by your car's electronics, so you'll enjoy your music clean and pure. The Front Row can also take a single stereo input and create front, rear, and subwoofer channels, allowing you to rock out your whole ride.
Each channel (front, rear, and subwoofer) features its own gain control and a clip light so you can adjust for maximum signal strength with minimum chance of distortion.You can use the high- and low-pass filters to maximize the performance of your speakers and subs, and choose from three different slopes to fine tune speaker output. Finally, the Front Row features output level controls that deliver perfectly matched signals to your full-range and subwoofer amplifiers.
Each section features a selectable clip limiter that can monitor the signal and prevent distortion. The subwoofer section includes a variable subsonic filter that helps tune a sub for a ported box, and a variable phase control to get your sub meshing with the rest of your speakers. And speaking of bass, the Front Row features a variable bass boost and Kicker's SHOCwave™ feature, which generates bass parts in recordings that lack them, adding some rock-solid fun to your music.
Thisvmade my system sound awesome and clear diffanitly would suggest this to . People alday long
Pros: The pros are it good sound and clear sound with both . Items
Cons: The was it took me a bit to tune in my sound
I Love This Unit
Pros: Good Sound
Cons: Popping noise when turning off my stereo that's the only thing that I don't like. Any hints on how to get rid of that popping noise.Crutchfield response on April 20, 2015 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Great product, at first I was not sure when I initially installed it..but after a few days of tweaking I love this thing. It has really woken up what I thought sounded good before, but wanted to keep the stock head unit in my 2013 f-150 so thought this will make it even better which it has. This thing really makes a huge difference to my Kicker speakers and kicker comp RT 10" sub. I am running 2 Alpine MRP-300 amps and this has created an awesome sounding system I am very please with by allowing me to fine tune all of it together.
Pros: Excellent configuration and ability to dial in the sound you want by placing the sound where you want. I like that I can move the thump from my subwoofer to sound like it is coming from the front of the truck.
Cons: Aside from a only few reviews on the Internet about this unit and why it is great...I really would have liked a bit more information on how to dial in the frequencys for my system. This info is limited in the manual and I am sure for a pro this is an easy to do...but for the weekend mechanic...it is a bit sparse on how to tweak it. I may end up taking it to a pro so they can fine tune it for me with the proper equipment and know how.
Wanted to keep the factory head unit in my 2011 Chevrolet Silverado ext cab, so I bought this to run amps and to have a output for a sub. At first I was not impressed! After a ton of tweaking with input and output gains on both the FrontRow and on the amps, along with finding the right crossover frequencies, I can honestly say it works as well as an aftermarket head unit. The small remote happened to fit perfectly in a factory spot right in the middle of the dash below the climate control. The knobs are very small and I had to read the directions several times to figure out how it all works as the same knob does more than one function. The remote is not illuminated, which would be a nice feature but once you remember which knobs are what it's not too bad.
Pros: Does exactly what it was supposed to do
This product is more than worth the price. If you have researched and looked over this product for a little bit there in no doubt the audiophile should throw this in their setup. Most importantly if have the factory deck. It completely transforms the sound into suppeerrr clear high def music. Even at insanelt loud levels. Put this together with other aftermarket stuff and you'll Be golden. Bass is clear and more like a sealed box but loud like a ported. Couldn't ask for better highs.
Pros: Easy to setup Small Lots of features Nice color Solid material Nice remote
Cons: None really
I have the following items in a nissan sentra (1)Sony Head Unit, (2)Kicker 4 Channel Amp-90 watts X 4 (3)Kicker Solo Baric Enclosed Subwoofer 1 X 400 Watts @ 2 Ohms RMS, (4)Hifonics Subwoofer Amp 1 X 750 Watts @ 2 Ohms, (5)Polk Audio- Four 6.5 Mid Woofers & Four 1" Tweeters . I added the Kicker Front Row 6 channel Digital Signal Processor. The music is crystal clear, great highs & lows. U can't go wrong with the Kicker Front Row 6 channel Digital Signal Processor. Most of the Front Row's dynamic features can be adjusted from the driver's seat using the convenient remote.
Pros: Awsome Sound!!
SHOCwave: The SHOCwave (Sub Harmonic Octave Creation) circuit restores low frequencies that are weaker in older recordings or lost in data compression. The effect is variable, 0-12 dB one octave below the existing bass output, reproducing deep bass that previously wasn't audible. The subwoofer channel must be operating with a full-range signal for this effect to work properly.
KickEQ: KickEQ is a variable bass boost control, giving you the option of increasing bass output, 0-15dB, at 45Hz. With the bass output increased, you may need to adjust the input gain control to avoid clipping the DSP or your amplifier.
Time Alignment: Using the Stage/Width control you can time align the front and rear channels independently, allowing you to re-center the sound stage and create a more realistic stereo image.
Fail-Safe Integration Technology (FIT): To accommodate the varying range of signal levels coming from today's factory and aftermarket radios, Fail-Safe Integration Technology (FIT) offers isolated differential inputs for significant noise reduction, and compatibility with virtually any radio.
Input Clip LED: An LED by each input gain dial lights when a clipped signal is sensed, making setting the gain easier.
Clip Limiter: Each set of output channels has a Clip Limiter circuit to minimize the distortion reaching the amplifier when the DSP's input signal is clipped. The Clip Limiter can be turned off.
Auto Turn-on: When using a speaker level input, the DSP can detect a 6-volt DC offset at the RCA inputs and turn on automatically.
Wired Remote Control: The included wired remote control is required to adjust the Stage (time alignment), KickEQ, SHOCwave, and surround sound features.
Note: The Remote Control measures approximately 2-3/8" wide x 1" high x 1-3/4" deep (2-3/4" deep including the knob and wiring).
Speaker Level Input: High level inputs can be used when the source device doesn't have preamp level outputs. The same RCA inputs on the processor are used for either speaker level or line level connections. When a speaker level signal is used, speaker wire to RCA adapters are needed (item number 206KISL, sold separately).
Surround Sound: The Surround button on the wired remote turns the surround sound effect on/off. When on, Kicker engineered algorithms process the rear channels and mimic the live rear fill of a concert.
Line Inputs: There are three pair of RCA inputs labeled Front, Rear/Surround, and Subwoofer. Each input accepts signals from 300mV to 10 volts and is compatible with line level and speaker level signals. Speaker level input will require a speaker wire to RCA adapter (item number 206KISL, sold separately).
Power: A removable screw terminal houses the power, ground, remote turn-on, and remote output connections. The remote output will turn on other devices in the system (max output 100mA). Kicker recommends 18 gauge or larger wire for all four terminals (12 gauge is the largest that will fit).
Line Outputs: Like the inputs, the three pair of RCA outputs are labeled Front, Rear/Surround, and Subwoofer. Each has independent crossover and output level controls.
Remote Control: The included wired remote control connects to the RJ-45 terminal on the output side of the DSP.
Auto Turn-on Switch: The amp offers two turn-on modes; select from:
Wired Remote Control: The wired remote control is required to use the Stage (time alignment), KickEQ, SHOCwave, and surround sound features. The remote has these controls:
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Kicker's Front Row digital signal processor puts your music where it should be: right up in front of you, instead of down around your knees. A wired remote control panel lets you center the music...
Wanted better SOUND and imaging from my system.This piece sounds great and takes a already good sounding system to another level.Has all the adjustments you need. [ DEWEY L Dec 31, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Kenny Jan 30, 2016 ] Staff
The kicker front row doesn't split the rca inputs. You have multiple options however that will allow you to use your current head unit. You can purchase speaker to rca converters and hook them up to the speaker coming out of the head unit. Or you [ JOHN Oct 22, 2015 ]
Yes! Talking to audio installation experts through my tasks of finding out how this thing works, assured me that it will! Now, you and I are in the same boat! I wanted to replace my stock radio with a neceiver. I bought the Kicker Front Row and had that same question because the receiver I purchased only has two sets of RCA jacks! When I received the device, I was amazed at what this thing can really do!! First of all, it was actually made for your factory radio! To enhance it--make it so you won't have to purchase a new receiver! I wish I knew that first. Right? But I bought it, read through the assembly and installation and it is " Bar-None" the best DSP device for car audio!!! Within the install you can tweak it so that without sub-outs on your radio the high level inputs.will produce hardcore low level heart-throbbing signals to your sub(s) as well as produce resounding highs to your door speakers that you can't imagine! It's a 5-Star buy! You can't go wrong with this beast of technology! Hope this helps! B! [ Bryan Oct 16, 2015 ]
I have 1 set of RCA's going into mine, then have it going out to a sub amp and a 4 channel for the main stage, if you get this you will love the wired remote that comes with it .. [ Clint Oct 14, 2015 ]
This will allow you to add the sub amp also as I had a similar set up and the Front row has a sub out that will allow you to do this. I am running an alpine amp to drive 4 6x8's and 1 alpine amp to drive a kicker sub all through the Front row and work very well in my f150 [ DON Oct 14, 2015 ]
You can. You have the ability to select where the input comes from for each channel. You can have just a single full range input plugged into the front input and the Front Row will give you all three outputs. There are switches on the input side that allow you to select which it uses. [ Justin Oct 14, 2015 ]
This unit allows one to three set of RCAs as an input and outputs three sets. With this unit one set can be devided by the unit to output what you need. Very happy with this unit! [ FREDDIE Oct 14, 2015 ]
There is both a "remote in" and a "remote out" connection on the DSP. Maybe the "remote out" connection from this DSP will delay turning the amplifiers on until after the RCA output signals have stabilized with no more pop signals. [ Chris Dec 22, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Mar 21, 2015 ] Staff
My response relates to my experience with an '07 Trailblazer with Bose audio - stock deck and stock amp (amp retained for chimes and rear door speakers), Front Row, and two external amps. I first setup the gains on the Front Row to provide its maximum unclipped output. That setup allow me to run no/minimal gain on my external amps, but did result in a loud pop when powering the system on/off. What I had to do was reduce the Front Row's gain settings and raise the amp gains until the pop was reduced to an acceptable level. Now I have no pop when turning on/off with deck when all other audio components (FR, OEM and aftermarket amps) are powered on. I do still get a low pop when the other audio components power up/down even with the deck off. [ BRENT Jan 06, 2015 ]
I have had on problems from my front row. [ DEWAYNE Jan 04, 2015 ]
I did have that once,Do you have a line driver installed?If you have a prossesor it sometimes turns the prossor off first then the amp...How many amps do you have installed?If you have 2 amps and the kicker front row going at once then you will need to install a simple relay.Hope i helped and if you need to talk more im here. [ RICHARD Jan 04, 2015 ]
Yes and I got no answer on how to solve it, my answer to anyone is don't buy it I have an expensive paperweight now. I had a stereo shop look it over completely, and nothing could solve the issue, too bad I like the sound quality it was able achieve. [ TODD Jan 04, 2015 ]
Nope no issues at all. [ AARON Jan 04, 2015 ]
when I turn it from battery to ignition on it sometimes pops and sometimes it pops and turns off and I have to reset it by turning off the ignition [ MARK Jan 03, 2015 ]
Sounds to me that you might have a grounding issue. I have this one and never had that issue. [ Clint Jan 03, 2015 ]
I installed my Kicker Front Row in my 2011 Honda Accord EXL. I am using the factory head unit and connected it into the line level outputs just before the factory amp. It is a nice clean signal I don't have an EQ(Only the factory adjustments) It does allow me to drop out the frequencies that I don't want to play. This was the perfect crossover for my system. I have a new Alpine Amp for my JL Audio High end and an older Orion Amp for my subs. I have not connected it to a powered output from the deck (Only the line level) so Im not sure how clean it would sound. This has been a great addition to my system. [ ISRAEL Dec 02, 2014 ]
I had one, very nice build quality! It's kinda like an inbetween type unit (loc to RF360.3). I tried using for 8" 5" tweet three way front stage n struggled to get it to sound the way I wanted. I now run RF360.3 and it's awesome! Just wish it was a lil more user friendly as far as quick adjustments. The PAC loc units are super nice. They have worked flawless every time I have installed one for myself or customer. Then you could just do a simple clarion eq or whatever you like and make easy adjustments to your taste. [ CASEY Nov 30, 2014 ]
Yes, the quality of the HU output signal is critical to any audio system, but my experience shows that there are OEM head units that perform quite well. I use the Kicker Front Row to bypass the separate Bose amplifier in an '07 Trailblazer SS. The Bose 6-CD head unit has an excellent balanced output signal so I use the Front Row to convert the balanced HU output to unbalance input to my aftermarket amps. As I enjoy listening to a flat EQ so I've not missed a built-in EQ feature. If you want a full featured DSP with all the bells and whistles, this is not for you. But if you want a high quality, simple (no laptop tuning) DSP to interface a quality OEM HU to aftermarket amps, then I highly recommend the Front Row. [ BRENT Nov 30, 2014 ]