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Kicker 43CXARC Remote Control

Dash-mount wired remote for Kicker CX, DX, and PX Series amplifiers

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Item # 206CXARC

About the Kicker 43CXARC Remote Control

Control the level of bass

Kicker's 43CXARC Remote Bass Control lets you adjust the level of your Kicker CX or PX Series amplifier from the front seat, so you can crank up the bass when you want to, or tone it down when you have to.

Product highlights:

  • remote bass level control
  • works with select Kicker CX, DX, or PX Series amplifiers
  • 19.75-foot remote cable and mounting hardware included
  • dimensions: 1-11/16"W x 1-1/16"H x 1-15/16"D (including knob and cable)
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 43CXARC

What's in the box:

  • Bass Level control module
  • 19.75' Cable (stereo 3.5mm plugs on both ends)
  • 2 Mounting screws (length=3/8")
  • Installation Guide

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Small Part, Huge Upgrade!

Luke from Biloxi, MS on 1/24/2019

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Works great! Large gain range, soft detented knob rotation, simple classy design. Awkward mounting interface, though. The back of the unit is wide open and the screw mount brackets are 90° off. I made a template to cut my center console and used L-brackets from the inside to mount it. All in all I'm happy with it. Fun evening project with a great result!I

Pros: Clean, functional unit allowing quick bass tuning.

Cons: Mounting may be difficult or impossible in various applications.

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Great remote.

Crutchfield customer from Philadelphia, PA on 1/21/2019

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This remote is so useful, I don't have to go into my radio settings to adjust the bass per song anymore... just tune the dial per song and enjoy as little or as much power from your subwoofers as you want!!

Pros: No need to adjust amp or radio settings per song anymore. Just tune the dial, fast easy and simple.

Cons: A little awkward to mount if you're going for a factory look. Aside from that no complaints. Every car is designed differently, my install is on a sn95 mustang.

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Nice solution for spouses who don't really like bass.

Crutchfield customer from Woodbridge, VA on 12/22/2018

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It's like super!

Pros: easy install

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Maumelle, AR on 12/2/2018

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Really happy with this kicker remote. Recommend it 100%. So glad I got it. So I can control the bass I want.

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John from Broadway, NC on 5/15/2018

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Amp and control knob both exceed my expectation

Pros: Install was with noissues

Cons: Nocons

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Dalyn from Clarkdale, AZ on 3/20/2018

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Small and easy to fit anywhere and it works great

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A "Must Have" For Big Bass

Scott from Florida on 6/23/2017

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If you're running big bass then you need a means to adjust the level easily without going into your head units settings. This little knob allows you to do just that. As others have noted it would be nice to be able to mount it from behind a panel so only the knob protrudes. I'm not sure why it's not included with the Kicker amp because in my opinion it is a must have. There are times I don't want the full capability of two twelve's but I also want to be able to turn it up to "holy crap" level at the twist of a knob.

Pros: Works great. Very convenient adjustment of bass level.

Cons: I would like more mounting options. Should be included with amp.

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Reduces distractions from driving

Andrew from Moore, OK. on 6/14/2017

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Easy to hookup, easy to use. Gives me a way to quick adjust, without having to go into a menu.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: None, just super simple!

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Great remote

Kent from Bullard, TX on 6/11/2017

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I love this remote... Because I can keep the gain all the way up on my CX 600 kicker amp and adjust the gain with the remote.....

Pros: Great remote... That works...

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Az on 2/20/2017

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This is a great product and my mother loves it cuz now I can turn down the bass when she rides with me.

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Brent from Cayce, SC on 2/19/2017

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Exactly what I needed to control my sub while in the drivers seat and not messing with the sound coming from my Jeep's factory speakers. Took 5 minutes to run the wire under the carpet and used 3M double sided tape to attach to dashboard.

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Crutchfield customer from Vacaville, Ca on 1/30/2017

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I love being able to adjust the bass level so easily. I find myself using this almost every song. I highly recommend!

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MUST HAVE!

Trinity from Albertville, AL on 11/6/2016

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If you are gonna run a kicker amp this is a must have! Some songs don't have a high enough bass or vise versa so with the power knob you can easily adjust it to where you need it. Plus who wants to keep getting out and opening the trunk to adjust the power.

Pros: Easy power adjust for what ever type of music you listen to.

Cons: Kinda aggravating to mount if you want it in a tight spot.

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Works as expected

Chris from Columbus, Oh on 9/24/2016

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This is a good product, It does exactly what it says and works well.

Pros: Works as expected, price

Cons: I don't like the way this mounts. Kicker doesn't give you too many options for hiding this or mounting on anything but a flat surface. You'll have to get creative if you have a tough spot.

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You Need This For Your Subs

Paul David from San Antonio, TX on 4/27/2016

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Works great with the Kicker Amp running the subs in my truck. If you're going to have subs in your vehicle, do yourself a favor and add this to your setup. No two songs are mixed alike. The bass levels vary tremendously depending on what song you're listening to. This remote control for your sub amp makes adjusting your bass levels as easy as turning a knob up and down. It is well worth the minimal cost to have this feature with your subs.

Pros: It does what it's supposed to do.

Cons: None.

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Eric from Dearborn, MI on 4/6/2016

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I bought this bass control knob because I was sick of constantly going into my trunk and adjusting the gain on my amplifier to achieve that perfect spot. Once I installed the wired remote, I could adjust the amount of bass directly from my drivers seat. It was a perfect purchase and I highly recommend it.

Pros: Can control the bass from your subwoofer directly. Easy to install. Great price.

Cons: None.

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More details on the Kicker 43CXARC Remote Control

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Features

Overview: The Kicker CXARC is a Remote Bass Control for select Kicker amplifiers. It is compatible with CX-, DX-, and PX-series of amplifiers that are equipped with a 3.5mm remote bass port. The Remote Bass Control allows you to control the output level of the connected amplifier from the front of the vehicle. The CXARC includes a 19.75' cable and mounting screws.

Compatibility: The CXARC is compatible with the following Kicker amplifiers:

  • CX-series: CX1200.1, CX300.1, CX600.5, CXA300.1, CXA600.1, CXA1200.1, CXA1800.1, and CXA600.5
  • DX-series: DXA250.1, DXA500.1, DXA1000.1, and DXA1500.1
  • PX-series: PXA200.1, PXA500.1

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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So I can run it with the kicker amp I bought, to make it easier to control the bass with this knob. [ Haydn  Dec 09, 2018 ]
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Ease of adjustment. [ Eric  Dec 06, 2018 ]
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To have more control over the bass. [ Timothy j.  Nov 19, 2018 ]
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Bought new Amp, and the convenience of remote will be nice [ Richard  Nov 10, 2018 ]
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its pairs with the Kicker 43CXA300.1. A must have [ Luis  Nov 01, 2018 ]
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To have the ability to dial the bass in when seated in the drivers seat. [ Bruce Lee  May 28, 2018 ]
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I wish this came with the Kicker amp that I bought but since it didn't, I'd rather control the bass with the remote rather than having to go to the amp when I want / need to change settings. [ CLINT  May 26, 2018 ]
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to throttle back the bass on my amp [ bill  Apr 02, 2018 ]
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Easier than opening the trunk to adjust tha bass [ Jose  Mar 28, 2018 ]
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to control bass [ ronald  Feb 28, 2018 ]
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Going to use this to mount under my seat for quick muting of bass. [ Jason  Nov 24, 2017 ]
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This little thing is very helpful in making a sound sytem sound good [ Russell  Nov 17, 2017 ]
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Awesome [ michael  Oct 20, 2017 ]
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I wanted this item so I could crank up the bass on my kicker amp [ Maria  Oct 13, 2017 ]
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I wanted to control the bass level easily for different kinds of music. [ lawrence  Jul 10, 2017 ]
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I read review wishing they had the remote included with the Kicker CX amp, so I decided to add it to the order so as to have everything I need when I do the install. [ Lonnie  Jun 07, 2017 ]
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because I want better control of the bass while driving and dont want to have to access the amp to do it [ Zachary  May 30, 2017 ]
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Because I need a remote in my 1974 super Beatle [ Kent  May 26, 2017 ]
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Now I can stop opening my trunk to make adjustments. [ ERIC W  May 21, 2017 ]
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I can control my bass needs at the turn of a switch instead of going into the settings on my deck from by myself blasting Hard Rock to feel the kick drums then able to turn it down when the kids want to listen to the Hits Station. [ Ramon  May 15, 2017 ]
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Took a Rockford Fosgate PS8 out when I sold a truck, and forgot to get the remote out. Hoping this will work with it. [ JOANNA  Apr 11, 2017 ]
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ease of use and control from drivers seat. [ hector  Dec 29, 2016 ]
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I choose this to remotely control the subwoofers bass levels from the dash board control add on [ Vincent  Oct 31, 2016 ]
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My current amp has this feature and I really like being able to quickly tune the bass to each song. [ Benjamin  Sep 22, 2016 ]
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I want to be able to control the bass from my subwoofer quickly, easily, and separately from the controls within my factory head unit. [ Ryan  Apr 21, 2016 ]
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Kicker makes an excellent product - period. This control knob makes fine tuning the Kicker sub on the fly just way too easy! [ Paul  Apr 17, 2016 ]
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easy adjustments on the fly from the drivers seat [ cody  Apr 13, 2016 ]
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I wanted the ability to easily adjust the bass as needed. [ GARY  Mar 15, 2016 ]
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6 questions already asked

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Does this control level/gain or bass boost?
[ Massivecwscion  Jan 05, 2019 ]
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It controls your bass. Songs nowadays differ in digital format with less bass or too much bass. This control is a nifty must!
[ Ramon  Jan 05, 2019 ]
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Bass boost
[ derek  Jan 05, 2019 ]
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Gives you the ability to lower bass input or increase it. More thump turn it up, less thump turn it down! I like the control it gives me over my bass!
[ ZIAD  Jan 05, 2019 ]
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Can this control 2 amps if a spliter for the cable is used?
[ Gennaro  Nov 16, 2018 ]
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No.this goes directly plugged into amp. Can't split it
[ jose  Nov 16, 2018 ]
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I have this installed and it does absolutely nothing? not sure why?
[ stuart  May 28, 2018 ]
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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.
[ Krissy  Jun 01, 2018 ]  Staff
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Are you able to removed the "dash-mount" piece surrounding the boss knob and flush mount it?
[ Chris  Feb 02, 2018 ]
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I wouldn't try it. It's easy enough just to mount in on a trim piece of ur car & looks fine. Keep in mind there will be a wire connected to the back of it. But the knob is worth the purchase anyways.
[ Zachary Ryan  Feb 02, 2018 ]
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Yes. That is how I have it installed in my '02 Chevy Silverado. I did not install it myself though. I had Custom Sounds install it for me at the time they installed the amp for my subs. It works great!
[ Paul David  Feb 02, 2018 ]
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I couldn't answer that. I didn't try
[ james  Feb 02, 2018 ]
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does this version of the remote work with the discontinued Kicker 12CX600.1? the older version of the remote was compatible.
[ justice  Nov 13, 2016 ]
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I use kicker 43cxa3001 amp works fine with external remote volume control 206cxarc
[ MARIANO  Nov 15, 2016 ]
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Yes it does, but you should know I would call it more of a volume knob than a bass boost. if your turn it down it lowers the bass all the way instead of just the bass boost. if you turn it up all the way it begins to clip.
[ Felix  Nov 15, 2016 ]
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I have no clue. I would recommend looking this item up on the Kicker website to see if it is compatible or not. They should have all the details you would need to confirm.
[ Paul David  Nov 14, 2016 ]
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It should match up. Only thing that connects to it is telephone cord. As long as the amp has that connection
[ james  Nov 14, 2016 ]
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Does this only plug into the amp or do you have to plug this into the amp and stereo?
[ Ryan  Jul 30, 2016 ]
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Thanks for your question. The remote plugs directly into the amp, no need to connect anywhere else. Hope that helps.
[ Kenny  Jul 30, 2016 ]  Staff
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