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Kicker ZXRC Remote Bass Control

Wired amp remote

28 Reviews | 5 questions - 12 answers

Item # 20610ZXRC

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825 Gardens Blvd

109 South Carlton

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Our take on the Kicker ZXRC Remote Bass Control

Kicker's ZXRC Remote Bass Control lets you adjust the level of your Kicker amplifier from the front seat, so you can keep the thumping under control, or turn it up to 11 when you want to show off. When you activate the amp's low-pass filter for a subwoofer, the ZXRC takes control over the the amp's volume, so you can make fingertip adjustments to your sub's level.

Kicker's ZXRC Remote Bass Control lets you adjust the level of your Kicker amplifier from the front seat, so you can keep the thumping under control, or turn it up to 11 when you want to show off. When you activate the amp's low-pass filter for a subwoofer, the ZXRC takes control over the the amp's volume, so you can make fingertip adjustments to your sub's level.

The ZXRC remote works with any Kicker IX, ZX, DX, or ZXM amplifier with a remote control jack. (Some of these already come with a ZXRC remote, so you can use this remote as a replacement for a lost or broken one.) The ZXRC will only control the rear channels of 4-channel amps.

Product Highlights:

  • remote bass level control for Kicker IX, ZX, DX, or ZXM amplifiers
  • 20' remote cable and mounting hardware included
  • dimensions: 2-1/4"W x 1-1/4"H x 2-3/8"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • ZXRC Remote Bass Control
  • 16' Remote cable (with an RJ-25 plug on each end)
  • Two 3/8" self-tapping screws
  • Metal mounting bracket
  • Installation manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)

Awesome. Makes adjusting the bass so much easier. Just turn the knob. No more changing the settings on my head unit for every song.

andrew, Tucson, AZ


Kicker ZXRC Remote Bass Control Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(28 Reviews)

Love it

andrew from Tucson, AZ on 9/18/2017

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Awesome. Makes adjusting the bass so much easier. Just turn the knob. No more changing the settings on my head unit for every song.

Pros: Easy hook up, easy to use

Cons: None

Kicker ZXRC Remote Bass Control

Anonymous from M.E. on 5/15/2017

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Just what the bass doctor ordered. Thumbs up!



Kicker ZXRC Remote Bass Control

Anonymous from Bakersfield, ca on 10/28/2016

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Works perfect. Now able to adjust bass on the fly to suit music conditions. Love it..

Pros: Works great

Cons: None

Kicker ZXRC Remote Bass Control

Pat from Enid, OK on 5/3/2016

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Works great and fast shipping too



Small size, perfect results

Dan from wilmington, NC on 2/10/2016

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I needed some way to control the amount of bass my subs were broadcasting without alternating my head unit settings or my amplifier. As you know some some songs, genre's of music already have deep bass in the tracks and I wanted a way to adjust this based on my taste.This was the perfect answer. The unit is small, easy to attach anywhere is virtually invisible unless you are searching for it .

Pros: Small form factor Inexpensive Perfect solution to control amp power

Cons: None


JDogg from Illinois on 3/1/2015

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Exactly what I needed.



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chris from reno nv on 2/23/2015

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What can I say its kicker ! Just a gain knob for one of my two dx500.1 amps. Needed knob because cable got cut. Will always look to Crutchfield for my purchases.

Pros: Kicker quality.

Cons: None

Kicker ZXRC Remote Bass Control

Chris from Chicago,IL on 1/15/2015

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Works great and very easy install



Great Product

QHall from Clemson,SC on 12/9/2014

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Great product. I have two 15's L7s and this control fine tunes my bass level seamlessly between songs and types of music. It's very responsive and really takes my system to the next level. Install took 5 minutes and its super simple.

Pros: Easy of use.

Cons: None yet

Kicker ZxRC

Steven from Cypress,Ca on 9/8/2014

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This is the perfect addition to any kicker amplifier. Small and compact fits in small spaces and doesn't get in the way

Pros: Remote control uses a detachable cable so if the cable gets damaged it can be replaced with out buying an entire new remote. Easily mounted with 2 screws Simple dial know with click feels so you and adjust without looking.

Cons: None yet.

Out of site

Omar M from San Antonio Texas on 9/6/2014

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This control is small and compact. Easy to mount out of site to keep thieves away.

Pros: Small and compact


Kicker ZXRC Remote Bass Control

rich w from missouri on 9/3/2014

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What a simple little thing. I didn't even know I needed one until I hooked it up. Now making slight adjustments when switching from hip hop to country to classic rock is way easier than going into the controls on the head unit itself!

Pros: Ease of hookup

Cons: It is small but I wish it was smaller so I could hide it easier. I may dissect it and do a custom install.

Kicker bass knob

Anonymous from Las Vegas on 8/22/2014

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Great product! Adjusting the level of bass for every song is perfect.

Pros: Controllability. Installation.


Does not Fit Products Listed

Matt from Texas on 8/2/2014

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This product does not fit the DX series amp which is listed under the specs. It has the incorrect plug, a phone jack style rather than the 3.5 millimeter jack style required for the dx series amp.



Crutchfield response on 8/6/2014 After receiving this review we followed up with the customer. It turns out that he has the newer DXA series amp, which does indeed use a 3.5mm plug. However, the older DX series amps utilize the phone jack style connection of this unit.

Makes life so much easier

Jeff04444 from Bangor, ME on 7/27/2014

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Makes life so much easier when adjusting the bass levels. Some songs require more, while others require a little less.

Pros: Easily adjust bass levels for when others get into your vehicles, an don't like it as loud

Cons: NONE

Kicker Remote Bass Control....YOU NEED THIS!!!

Daniel from Charlotte, NC on 5/21/2014

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This is just a basic knob control for your amp but you absolutely need it. It gives you instant control of your bass levels. If you get one you will wonder how you ever made it without one.

Pros: Instant Bass Control

Cons: None that I have found

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rick from fort riley, ks on 3/15/2014

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bought the amp 2nd hand it didnt have this part ordered it on here got here quick brand new product

Pros: small, enough wire, mounting hardware included

Cons: have to put holes in mounting area

kicker bass knob

EvanS from mattoon il on 3/7/2014

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really good brand, smooth loud and powerful bass adjusting couldnt have love it more. Overall great product

Pros: works well with most kicker amps and works smooth

Cons: doesnt work on any of my other amps sadly but small price to pay

Kicker ZXRC works exactly as it shoul

MS from Lakewood Ranch, FL on 2/9/2014

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Item is standard on larger amps but I didnt need that much power so had to be the bass knob as an option for my Kicker DX250.1. It preforms exactly as it should, there is really not much to do as far as installation. Good price.

Pros: Always better to buy optional equipment adds made by same manufacturer so there is no issue with connectivity or performance.

Cons: Item comes standard with the other models but has to be purchased separately for model I chose

Kicker ZXRC Remote Bass Control

Anonymous from Kaysville, UT on 1/17/2014

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Great product at a great price. Packaging was great and delivered on time.



Great product :)

Derek Hanrahan from Fort Worth. Texas on 1/12/2014

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Excellent product :) for good deal.

Pros: Good deal, good product


A must

John from Homestead, PA on 12/29/2013

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Imstalled a kicker sub amp and speaker . Its a must with a sub amp

Pros: Easy to install, works great

Cons: None

works great, must have for sub use

ingo john from indianapolis, in on 10/28/2013

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I hooked this up on an a kicker zx250.1 amp pushing a kicker comp 10 and am very happy with the results I listen to a wide variety of music and also a lot of talk radio so it is very nice and easy to be able to just reach down and twist a small knob to adjust how much bass I want for whatever I am listening to at the moment. It is a must have for any audiophile.

Pros: small easy to install easy to use

Cons: none

Great remote!!

Tj from York pa. on 10/27/2013

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This is a very good remote it works perfectly easy install everyone can do it with no help just make sure you have a kicker amp and it will work perfectly

Pros: Great control, plug in install, easy to use, good mounts

Cons: None

Must Have!

Pacman112 from Delaware on 9/8/2013

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With the varying sound quality delivery of the many available media types today, this is a must have accessory for bass management.

Pros: Plug and play

Cons: None

best accessory ever

the hammer from altus,ok on 6/5/2013

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I love this thing kicker makes great products and this is one of them. I have it installed in the adapter bracket on my radio for easy access. I've seen people wire up knobs for the same purpose but this is a lot easier just plug in the amp then run the wires mount and done.

Pros: easy to install, controls bass levels, long cord, mounting hardware included.

Cons: wish it was backlight so I could see it at night and if you install in a small space you may have to make cosmetic changes.

Must Have for Quick Output Adjustments

Keith from Citrus Heights, CA on 3/25/2013

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You might be thinking, "eh - it's just a volume nob - right?". Well - you're right. But this is a must have because it gives you the control that you want right at your fingertips. I was able to mount this right under my armrest in a nook in the console where my hand nauturally falls while I am driving. Because of this, I can tune the bass on the fly for every song I am listening to without taking my eyes off of the road. If you're like me and listen to a lot of different types of music (everything from Rap, Country, and Jazz) than this is a must have. Yes my reciever has an adjustable sub out, but it takes a click, two turns, another click, another turn.... you get the idea - too slow and too much effort. As a result, I stopped adjusting the bass and my SQ suffered with certain songs. Now that I can adjust the output so easily, I am able to dial in the right amount of bass for every song which actually makes my music sound better because it keeps everything balanced! This is well worth the cost - get it!!!



Great addition to amp

tbone223 from huntsville al on 10/27/2012

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The remote control unit is a great addition to this amp. I used it for years on my previous kicker amp and it allowed me to control the amount of bass i wanted for different occasions.

Pros: Small and compact. Easily mounted under your dash or in a remote location that might be a tight fit.

Cons: This unit used to come with the previous version of the Kicker amps all the way down to the 300 watt unit. So in my opinion the only con is that you have to pay extra for it when it used to come with the amps.


Hands-on research

Product Research


Overview: The ZXRC Remote Bass Control allows you to control the bass output level of the amplifier from the front of the vehicle. The crossover on your IX, ZX, DX, or ZXM amplifier must be set to low pass for the ZXRC to function. The ZXRC controls the AMP2 channel of 4-channel amplifiers. The wired remote comes with a bracket to mount it under the dash. The supplied 16' cable, with RJ-25 phone plugs at each end, connects the remote to the amplifier.

Note: The Remote Bass Control measures approximately 2-1/4" wide x 1-1/4" high x 1.75" deep (2-3/8" deep including the knob and wiring).

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

Bought a bass system and looking to control it from driver seat. [ Scott the off-roader  Dec 02, 2017 ]
I have a bass control but its not working, so instead of trying to figure out if it is the knob or the wire. I would just rather buy a new one. [ Manuel  Nov 24, 2017 ]
It was the only gain knob I could find on this website but I love crutchfield and wouldn't settle for anything less. [ David  Jul 12, 2017 ]
Wanted to control my bass output, and it works well with my kicker amp. [ Oscar  Jul 01, 2017 ]
Lost the old remote. Bought this one. Installed it. Found the old remote. Works as it should. [ Wren  Dec 12, 2016 ]
I couldn't find this part in at least five stores. I bought amp used. Had to order on line [ Linda J.  Oct 05, 2016 ]
To add to my existing amp.. [ LAWRENCE  Oct 02, 2016 ]
The bass control for my head unit was difficult to adjust due to a complex menu system. This is invaluable for quick bass adjustments. [ PHILLIP R  Aug 02, 2016 ]
Replacement part [ Ron  Jun 30, 2016 ]
Replacement for my old bass control knob [ Mark  Jun 28, 2016 ]
I needed this to be able to control the bass output from my Kicker ZX700.5 Amplifier. [ Daniel  Jan 28, 2016 ]
For my kicker amp [ Patrick  Dec 27, 2015 ]

5 questions already asked

I looked for the model of the remote level control knob for the Riot 1100M amp, but wasn't able to find that listed in the manual for the amp. I recommend calling Boss on 800-999-1236 for help finding the model to get for your amp My Bio: [ Paul  Sep 18, 2017 ]  Staff
It doesn't look like the same kind of connection. The zxrc bass knob has a connection that looks like a telephone jack. The hidaway sub looks like a 3.5mm connection, judging just from the pics. If your hidaway sub does have the remote bass telephone jack input then this should work. [ joseph  Mar 31, 2017 ]
It's designed for kicker zx amps to adjust gain. Don't matter what sub or box is behind the amp. It is still controlling gain [ Matt  Mar 29, 2017 ]
NO the ZXRC will not work on that model you need the CXARC Remote Bass Control for DXA1500.1 [ Monroe  Aug 12, 2016 ]
Per the interweb, it doesn't sound like this will work with other manufacturers. Heck, it only works with a few of the Kicker models:) The good news is that it looks like Crutchfield has what you need. Check out: JL Audio RBC-1 Remote bass control for JL Audio amps Item #: 136RBC1 $34.99 remote level control for mono JL Audio JX-Series amps (JX250.1, JX500.1, and JX1000.1) [ PHILLIP R  Jun 16, 2015 ]
I tried it on a phoenix gold and it worked just make sure your rj connection is compatible also I was told it also worked on a jbl amp as well. Hope this helps you out. [ Oscar  Jun 16, 2015 ]
RJ-11 not Rj-45 [ Ed  Jun 16, 2015 ]
Chances are that it will not work. I have the same controller and tried it on a non kicker amp and the wiring the RJ45 was different and caused an immediate feed back thorugh the system. I would venture to guess that Kicker wants there accessories to only work on Kicker. [ Ed  Jun 16, 2015 ]
Not sure but I would think you could use reg phone cord and be fine. I will check it out and see but the only thing is can tell you is to try it out and see, It will either work or it won't. [ BRIAN A  Jan 13, 2014 ]
Actually I have been doing some more digging and Kicker used to have this covered on their website (you can find it via archive dot com). Crutchfield won't let me post links but you can google for this text:10. I have two or more Kicker SX or KX subwoofer amplifiers. I don' t want to use all those separate bass level controls. Is there a way to make them all work with a single Kicker control knob? Yes. You can visit your local electronics or home improvement store and purchase an RJ-11 modular adapter. You then plug the sub level cables from the individual amplifiers into the adapter. Then run a cable from the adapter to a single Kicker remote knob. All amps will now work with a single knob. [ Bada  Jan 10, 2014 ]
Hello! Do you know the pinout? RJ-11 plus are easy to attach and I want to make a custom length cord, I only need the pinout. This way I wont have to bunch up extra cord somewhere and the install will look neater. Thanks! [ Bada  Jan 10, 2014 ]
No it cannot. It has a different pin configuration. [ LEMAIRE  Jan 10, 2014 ]