Five Channels: The Kicker ZXM700.5 Marine Amplifier is
essentially two amps in one. It is a 4-channel, Class AB amplifier outputting 70
watts per channel into 4 ohms, plus a Class D mono subwoofer amp with a 210-watt
output at 4 ohms (420 watts at 2 ohms).
Marine Amplifier: The ZXM700.5's
special weather-resistant features allow it to withstand the harsh marine
environment to give you dependable performance. The inner circuit board has been
sprayed with a moisture-deterring, protective conformal coating, and the fuses
and power connections meet marine industry standards for protection against the
CEA 2006 Compliant: The
ZXM700.5's power ratings are measured according to the strict standards dictated
by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards allow you to
accurately compare the rated power output of all CEA 2006-compliant amplifiers,
even if they come from different brands. Manufacturers who adhere to the
standards can display the CEA 2006 logo on their products and packaging.
Kicker "Livin' Loud" Certified
Power Certificate: The amplifier comes with a certificate that indicates the
total maximum wattage of the particular amplifier, along with the model number,
serial number, tested date, and whether the amplifier passed the total harmonic
distortion, signal-to-noise ratio, and protection circuit tests.
Protection Circuitry: The ZXM700.5's protection circuitry
guards against accidents and undesired operation. The amp is protected by
thermal protection, voltage protection, and short circuit protection. If the red Protection LED
on the end of the amp
illuminates, the amp's protection circuit has been engaged and the amplifier is in protect mode until
the problem is resolved.
Automatic Turn-on Modes: For ultimate flexibility, the amp
gives you a choice of three automatic turn-on modes, selectable on the end of
- Remote Turn-on: The preferred automatic turn-on method is to
connect an 18-gauge wire to your remote turn-on lead of the source unit and
to the REM terminal of the amp. The amplifier turns on when the REM terminal
receives a +12 volt signal.
- DC Offset Turn-on: If remote turn-on isn't an option, the DC
offset method is next preferred. The DC Offset mode detects a 6V DC offset
from the Hi-level speaker outputs when the source unit is turned on.
- Signal Sense Turn-on: The amplifier turns on automatically when
an incoming audio signal is detected from the source unit. The input gain
control must be set properly in order for this method to work.
Top-Panel Controls: The top panel of the amplifier has three
rotary controls. The controls include:
- Amp 1 and Amp 2:
- Gain: You can independently set the input
sensitivity for the front channels (Amp 1) and rear channels (Amp 2) of
the amplifier. The gain can be set between 0 and 11.
- Crossover Frequency: The internal crossovers for the
front and rear channels can
be independently set for high-pass operation or turned off for
full-range operation (using a switch on one end of the amp). When engaged, the crossovers
are continually variable from
50 to 200 Hz. The filter
has a slope of 12dB per octave.
- Sub Amp:
- Gain: You can set the input
sensitivity for the amplifier. You can set the gain between 0 and 11.
- Crossover Frequency: The crossover frequency for
the sub amp is continually variable from
50 to 200 Hz. The filter
has a slope of 24dB per octave. It is always engaged, and cannot be turned off
- Bass Boost: The bass boost circuit provides a variable
0-18dB signal boost at 40Hz to the sub channel only.
Subsonic Filter: The amp features a subsonic filter to
eliminate the super low frequency signals that can rob power and damage
speakers. The subsonic filter is fixed at 25 Hz with a 24dB per octave slope.
Fader Switch: If you are running two sets of inputs (front
and rear, for example), the fader switch should be in the "On" position, to
allow fading between the channels on the source unit. If the amp is connected
using only one set of inputs, you can drive all five channels if the fader
switch is in the "Off" position.
Sub Input: You can select which input feeds the subwoofer
channel using the Sub Input switch. If your source unit does not have a
dedicated output for a subwoofer, you can set the switch to "Amp" and feed the
sub channel with the Amp Input 1. If your source unit has a subwoofer output,
you should set the switch to "Sub".
Optional Remote Bass Control: An RJ-25 jack is located on one end of
the amplifier for use with an optional ZXRC Remote Bass Control module. You can
adjust the output level of the subwoofer channel remotely using the Remote Bass
- +12V (power):
gold-plated set screw terminal (accepts up to 1/0 gauge wire)
- REM (remote turn-on):
gold-plated set screw terminal (accepts up to 8 gauge wire)
- GND (ground): gold-plated
set screw terminal (accepts up to 1/0 gauge wire)
RCA Inputs: Three sets of gold-plated RCA input jacks.
5 pairs of gold-plated screw terminals.
Remote Bass: RJ-25 jack for use with optional ZXRC
Remote Bass Control module.
Fuses: three 30-amp ATC fuses.