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Kicker 12CX1200.1

Mono subwoofer amplifier — 1200 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms

Item # 2062CX12K1

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Item # 2062CX12K1

About the Kicker 12CX1200.1

Mega-power for your bass

Leave it to Kicker to come up with an economical way to get massive amounts of bass in your ride. Their CX1200.1 amplifier delivers up to 1200 watts RMS to your subwoofer — that's a very strong watts-per-dollar ratio. And they don't cut any corners building this amp, using oversized transistors, special transformers, and a heavy-duty heat sink to bring you awesome power that won't fade when you push your system hard.

Control over your bass

Kicker includes a low-pass filter to keep high frequencies away from your sub, a fixed subsonic filter that protects your sub from inaudible, power-devouring ultra-low frequencies, and a variable bass boost that allows you to add some kick to the mix. An optional wired remote bass level controller is available so you can crank the bass up or down from the front seat.

Vertical mounting

Includes hardware for vertical mounting

Hooks in almost anywhere in almost any position

Kicker uses their Fail-Safe Integration Technology (FIT™) to keep this amp's input free from noise or interference, so you'll get a clean signal from almost any system, even a factory radio. Rugged metal end panels provide even more shielding from radiated interference. The CX1200.1 also comes with hardware that lets you mount it vertically, so it'll take up very little floor space and look ultra-cool.

Kicker CX1200.1 amplifier

CX1200.1 control panel

Confused about impedance? Check out our article on matching subs and amps.

Product highlights:

  • mono subwoofer amplifier
  • 600 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (1200 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
  • CEA-2006 compliant
  • Class D amp technology
  • variable low-pass filter (50-200 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • fixed subsonic filter (25 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • variable bass boost (0-12 dB at 40 Hz)
  • frequency response: 25-200 Hz
  • preamp and speaker-level inputs (speaker wire to RCA adapter required for speaker-level input)
  • balanced differential inputs and Fail-Safe Integration Technology eliminate noise from your vehicle's electrical system
  • preamp outputs for connection to another amp
  • optional remote bass level controller available
  • 4-gauge power and ground leads and a 150-amp fuse recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • no onboard fuses — when installing multiple amps in a system, an additional 150-amp in-line fuse between the distribution block and this amplifier is recommended
  • includes hardware for vertical mounting
  • 12-5/8"W x 2-3/8"H x 7-1/8"D
  • warranty: 2 years (extends to 3 years when purchased with either a Kicker single amp wiring kit or a Kicker multi-amp kit)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 12CX12001

What's in the box:

  • Mono subwoofer amplifier
  • 2 Vertical mounting brackets
  • Four 3/4" Self-tapping screws
  • 3mm Allen wrench
  • Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)
  • Power certification sheet

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Features

Gain: The rotary gain control is continuously variable from 125 mV to 5 V when the Input Sensitivity switch is set to Low and 250 mV to 10 V when the Input Sensitivity switch is set to High.

Input Level Switch: Set the input level switch to Lo when using a preamp level input signal and Hi when using a speaker level input signal.

Crossover: The crossover is always engaged (cannot be bypassed). The crossover point is continuously variable from 50 to 200 Hz and the slope is 12 dB per octave.

Subsonic Filter: The subsonic filter is fixed at 25 Hz and 24 dB per octave.

Auto Turn-on: The amp offers two automatic turn-on modes:

  • +12V: connect a wire from the remote turn-on lead from your source unit to the REM terminal on the amplifier; this is the preferred turn-on method
  • DC Offset: turns the amp on when a 6-volt DC offset is detected at the high-level speaker inputs when the source unit is turned on

Bass Boost: The bass boost circuit is continuously variable from 0 to +12 dB and centered at 40 Hz.

CXARC Remote Bass Control: The sub output level can be controlled remotely using the optional CXARC wired remote bass control (sold separately)

Vertical Mounting: The amp can be mounted vertically using the included brackets. The vertical dimensions are approximately:

  • Width: 12-7/8"
  • Height: 7-1/4"
  • Depth: 2-3/8"

Signal to Noise Ratio: The S/N under CEA-2006 compliant conditions (1 watt output) is 70 dBA. The S/N at rated power is 95 dB.

Connections

Left Side of Amplifier:

  • +12V (power): set screw terminal; will accept bare wire up to 4-gauge
  • REM (remote turn-on): set screw terminal; will accept bare wire up to 8-gauge
  • GND (ground): set screw terminal; will accept bare wire up to 4-gauge
  • Speaker Outputs: terminal strip with two pair of subwoofer outputs; the two outputs are internally shorted together, making it easy to wire two subwoofers; accept spade connectors up to 0.325" wide
Note: The Amplifier is not equipped with an internal fuse. An external 150-amp fuse (not included) must be installed on the power wire. If the system has only this amp and a wiring kit is used that includes a fuse with a value other than 150-amps, the original should be replaced with a 150-amp fuse.

Right Side of Amplifier:

  • RCA Input: one pair of stereo RCA input jacks; also used for speaker level input (item number 206KiSL needed, sold separately)
  • RCA Output: one pair of stereo RCA output jacks; line level output when using either preamp or speaker level inputs
  • Remote Bass: 3.5mm mini-jack for use with the optional CXARC wired remote bass level control

Amp Wiring Kit: Kicker recommends using a 4-gauge wiring kit with this amplifier.

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Can kicker cx 1200.1 be strapable?
[ San  Mar 12, 2017 ]
1 answer
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I'm sorry but I'm not quite sure I follow what you mean by "strapable". For more information on the amplifier's we carry here, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They can help you determine the features and capabilities in greater detail.
[ Larry  Mar 20, 2017 ]  Staff
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Can I disable the subsonic filter?
[ Susan  Nov 07, 2015 ]
1 answer
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There is no subsonic filter on this amp.
[ EDWARD  Nov 08, 2015 ]
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Does this amp come with a bass knob?
[ Howard  Apr 12, 2015 ]
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You can order this ampifier with a bass knob. This allows the bass to be dialed in. The sound is amazing.
[ GLENN I  Apr 13, 2015 ]
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I did not receive one with mine.
[ Cody Aaron  Apr 13, 2015 ]
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No. The knob is available through Crutchfield for $25. http://www.crutchfield.com/p_20612CXRC/Kicker-12CXRC-Remote-Bass-Control.html?tp=3091
[ Devin  Apr 12, 2015 ]
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I assume you mean a remote bass knob. No it's extra
[ RICHARD A  Apr 12, 2015 ]
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It does not, you need to purchase a bass control knob, i bought mine from crutchfield just look at the accessories suggestef
[ SAMUEL  Apr 12, 2015 ]
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Would this 1200.1 amp work perfectly for my two 12 inch CompRT subs? My subs a in separate boxes. They are the thin profile kicker boxes that fit behind my seats in my single cab pickup. What Kicker Amp would work best for my subs? Thank you.
[ Joe  Jan 25, 2015 ]
1 answer
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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system.
[ Krissy  Jan 25, 2015 ]  Staff
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Will this amplifier support 2 Kicker Comp 15 40CWD152's?
[ Torrance  Aug 25, 2014 ]
1 answer
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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system.
[ Krissy  Aug 25, 2014 ]  Staff
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Will this amp power a orion hcca124 4 ohm sub with no problems?
[ Terry taylor  Jul 29, 2014 ]
1 answer
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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system.
[ Greg  Jul 29, 2014 ]  Staff
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will this power 2 12in kicker comp r? its 3200watt combined and 1600rms combined
[ dakotah  Jun 17, 2014 ]
1 answer
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: There are a couple of options in that Type R series 12" Kicker. If your interested in or have the dual 2 ohm subs, the Kicker 1200.1 will work nicely. However, if you have, or are interested in the dual 4 ohm subs, you will want to consider The KX2400 to push them near their potential. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Jun 18, 2014 ]  Staff
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What is the difference between this amp and the zx series?
[ Nathan  Apr 30, 2014 ]
1 answer
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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Krissy  Apr 30, 2014 ]  Staff
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Will this amp power 2 kicker 400 watt cvr 12's with dual voice coil without turning off, and/or overheating?
[ jason  Apr 13, 2014 ]
1 answer
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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system.
[ Krissy  Apr 14, 2014 ]  Staff
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Would this amp work for a Rockford Fosgate T2D212 subwoofer? Can I run both voice coils from the 1 speaker output?
[ Robert  Mar 18, 2014 ]
1 answer
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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system.
[ Krissy  Mar 19, 2014 ]  Staff
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How do you bridge this amp?
[ Elsworth  Mar 02, 2014 ]
3 answers
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You cannot....This is a single channel amp.... You would bridge a multi-channel amp to combine 2 channels.....
[ GREG  Mar 03, 2014 ]
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Kicker CompRT122 (40CWRT122) is the sub I have.
[ RYAN  Mar 03, 2014 ]
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I believe it says right in the owners manual.
[ RYAN  Mar 03, 2014 ]
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