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Kicker 12CXRC Remote Bass Control

Dash-mount wired remote for Kicker CX-Series amplifiers

35 Reviews | 1 question - 1 answer

Item # 20612CXRC

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Our take on the Kicker 12CXRC Remote Bass Control

Control the level of bass

Kicker's 12CXRC Remote Bass Control lets you adjust the level of your CX 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 Kicker CX300.1, CX600.1, CX1200.1 mono amplifiers, and CX600.5 5-channel amplifier
  • 20' remote cable and mounting hardware included
  • dimensions: 1-11/16"W x 1-1/16"H x 2-7/8"D (including knob and cable)
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

A no-brainer, just reach over and tapping through several steps to find "Sub Woofer Level" and going through settings changes every time your music changes from one genre to the next.

PimpMyRide, Shreveport, LA

What's in the Box:

  • CXRC Remote Bass Control
  • 16' Remote cable (with a 3.5mm male stereo mini-plug on each end)
  • Two 3/8" self-tapping screws
  • Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)

Kicker 12CXRC Remote Bass Control Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(35 Reviews)

Long Live the Knobs!

PimpMyRide from Shreveport, LA on 2/22/2016

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A no-brainer, just reach over and tapping through several steps to find "Sub Woofer Level" and going through settings changes every time your music changes from one genre to the next.

Pros: Simple, Handy, Easy, Immediate Control

Cons: Buying it after you've already installed your Amp and having to pull the vehicle apart again when you could have done it all at once on install day. Get it up front with your Amp.

Kicked bass knob

Noah from lexington, SC on 2/17/2016

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Product is amazing and works better than I hoped!!

Pros: Everything

Cons: Wire is a little hard to hide in some areas but not really at all

A Must For Sub Balance

RonB from orange park, FL on 2/6/2016

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Sub level control/adjustment is a must. Depending on the genres of music and source, the sub can, and often, over shadows the balanced mids & highs. This level input solves the problem. Works great. Adjustments are very minute so it is easy to dail in.

Pros: Works great.

Cons: None

Works great!

Lundo from holden, MA on 1/31/2016

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Works as described easy to use, nice long cable

Pros: Simple to install. Easy to turn the bass down when you don't want it.

Cons: None.

Awesome add on for my Kicker Amp

mangerda from Ohio on 1/15/2016

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I was able to adjust my dials on my amp and then be able to completely control my amp from the front without messing with my amp ever again. This has a huge range on how loud I want my amp and subs to be. I can go from not bass at all to rattling the crap out of my 2014 Ford Fusion. I have all this hooked into a stock radio and it sounds amazing. I would definitely add this to your setup if you have a CX Kicker Amp.


Cons: None

Awesome a must have !!!

Jarret from Lock haven pa on 1/12/2016

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You need this if you have a kicker amp

Pros: You need this if you listen to all kinds of music !! You can tune the bass in seconds as needed !!

Cons: None except they dont come with the amp

Kicker 12CXRC Remote Bass Control

Anonymous from Kentucky on 12/31/2015

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This product was easy to install and came with plenty of wire to run from my dash to the backseat of my truck.

Pros: Plenty of excess cable


A must have for me....

chvyetr92 from Greer SC on 12/29/2015

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Quick and easy amp adjustment. Perfect if you listen to different types of music at different levels.

Pros: Easily adjustable.

Cons: Wish it had more mounting options.

Awesome sub control!!

AlexM from New Mexico on 12/7/2015

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Awesome bass knob for a great price!! would recommend

Pros: bass control, mounting hardware included.

Cons: none

Very nice to have if you listen to different types of music

Paul W from American Falls, ID on 8/2/2015

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No issues and works well. Does small increments for a lot of control

Pros: Good build quality and works perfect

Cons: Should come free with kicker amps

Sub control

John from 75702 on 7/5/2015

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A must have. Can turn up or down the sub



A must have!

Tom G from California on 6/21/2015

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This is a must have! You can adjust the bass easily.

Pros: Great feature

Cons: None

Plug and play

Lee from Mt sterling kentucky on 6/4/2015

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If you have subs and listen to different genres of music, this is a must have. Some songs sound better with extra bass while others don't. This allows you to adjust the bass output if the amp according to what song you are listening to without having to actually get out and manually adjust it on the amp it's self.

Pros: Small, plug and play makes for easy installation, comes with everything you need, easy to follow instructions.



CJHBUBBA from Steelton, PA on 6/4/2015

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Controls Bass, Easily



worked as intended

wrx from vt on 5/14/2015

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does the job for what it is.

Pros: easy installation. comes with mounting hardware but I used double sided tape instead.

Cons: none really. could be free lol. but it wasn't a bad price.

killer remote dial for bass!

romerloc from Albuquerque, NM on 4/19/2015

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Use the bass remote to dial in on different songs, I love it...

Pros: Easy access to adjust bass.

Cons: None so far.

very convienent

dwb from Talent, OR on 3/6/2015

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Great for if you listen to all types of music



Kicker 12CXRC Remote Bass Control

Joe from Texas on 2/23/2015

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Awesome unit. Able to control when I want to hear the bass and tune it to different songs. Took mine apart and mounted on dash to make it easily accessible. Looks almost like it came from the factory.

Pros: Great addition to any system.

Cons: None

Very Pleased!!

Rory i. from Herman, MN on 2/5/2015

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Ordering this product was very easy! Mounting it, and running the cord was even easier! It came with, I think an 18 foot cord, and the knob system, and two screws. Couldn't be happier, it's highly convenient to control the output of your amp and get a better boom going.

Pros: Simple, small, easy to install, highly convenient.

Cons: None.

Kicker 12CXRC Remote Bass Control

Martin from Marietta, Ga on 9/14/2014

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It works and easy to install

Pros: I Like...

Cons: Should have been included (free) w/ the purchase of the amp.

Must get!!!

AlexY from Leesburg, VA on 8/12/2014

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Must get, easy to change amount of bass you want depending on song. Super compact and easy to use, worth the money!

Pros: Small, easy use, must get.

Cons: None

Greatest Invention

D from Framingham, MA on 7/24/2014

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So happy i found this! I would have hated to not be able to listen to music at times without so much bass. This allows me to have my friends come in the car, listen to music but be able to either bring down the bass a bit or fully down. So worth it!

Pros: Love being able to control my bass

Cons: Cant think of any!

Cool bass knob

Anonymous from Boston on 7/20/2014

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This is a cool product and works really good!!!

Pros: Small and works really well

Cons: None

Well worth the extra $25

Aaron98383 from Silverdale, WA on 7/12/2014

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Optional remote adjuster for the amp. Works wonderfully and instantly.

Pros: Instant adjustment, plenty of steps from 0-100% gain, very small, mounts well.

Cons: Wireless would be nice.

works great

spincr4hire from Lexington, KY on 7/11/2014

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Works as advertised.


Cons: none

Nice to have

Greg P from Rockford, IL on 6/28/2014

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I had picked up a nice sub woofer and amp package for my car, but after installing it, I realized it was overkill. The control knob was a great addition for letting me tune down the sub when needed, but still crank it up a bit when I'm in the mood. I give it 4 stars instead of 5 only because the supplied screws for mounting are kind of small, and mounting options in general are somewhat limited. I wish the design for the unit allowed it to be attached in different ways.

Pros: Nice control, easy hook up

Cons: Mounting options are somewhat limited

Awesome Remote!

Andrew M from Pataskala, OH on 6/2/2014

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Awesome remote for Kicker CX series amplifiers. Small design with easy mounting options. Dial in perfect bass at the touch of a dial.

Pros: Instant control on bass levels. Turn up when you want too, and down when you need too. Small Size. Cord length.

Cons: Nothing

Remote bass

Dave y from Key west on 5/18/2014

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This little guy is great. After opening the box, I realized its much smaller than I thought it was going to be. A breeze to install and you're able to hid it anywhere.

Pros: Small size, easy mounting

Cons: Nothing

Must have accessory.

Anonymous from Queen Creek AZ on 4/10/2014

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If this is an option for your amp, I highly recommend it. I bought this as an after thought and I'm glad I did. I have complete control of how much bass in every song for my own liking. The install was a piece of cake. Just mount the dial where you want it and there is plenty of wire to reach your amp, and I have a crew max truck. Then just plug the other end in your amp. That's it.

Pros: Inexpensive, easy to install. Dial in how much bass you want.

Cons: Non come to mind

Great Product

M. Fletcher from West Jefferson, NC on 3/25/2014

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Works great with the new Kicker 600.1 amplifier that is installed In my 2014 Dodge Ram.

Pros: More conpact then the older remote knobs for amp control by kicker.

Cons: None

Kicker 12CXRC Remote Bass Control

Anonymous from Cumberland va on 3/21/2014

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Very compact unit for controlling output of the amp

Pros: Very compact. Easy install


Solid knob

Beater from Oregon on 3/16/2014

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Works well and installed perfectly into my 86' s10. No complaints.

Pros: Solid feel

Cons: None

Great Knobs!

JethroS from Los Alamos, NM on 3/10/2014

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This unit is great! I love having a remote gain. See Pro/Con's for 3 star rating.

Pros: Absolutely love the firm 'click' between each setting. Plentiful settings between nothing and going to blow up the sub Small footprint with easy to 'snake' interconnect cable

Cons: What's with this knob?! Why so tall?! Cannot readily remove the knob to flush mount - boo!

Great to Have

Anonymous from Lamar CO on 11/4/2013

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This remote works great, different songs sound better with different amounts of bass so its nice to have that control on your dash.



Kicker 12CXRC Remote Bass Control

Ivan from Bayamon ,P.R on 9/11/2013

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it works,on the fly bass.

Pros: easy to installed

Cons: none


Hands-on research

Product Research


Overview: The CXRC Remote Bass Control allows you to control the bass output level of select Kicker CX series amplifiers from the front of the vehicle. The CXRC controls the mono CX amps and the sub channel of the CX600.5 5-channel amp. The wired remote has an integral bracket to mount it under the dash. The supplied 16' cable, with 3.5mm stereo mini-plugs on each end, connects the remote to the amplifier.


  • Width: 1-3/4"
  • Height: 1"
  • Depth: 1-1/4" (2-7/8" including the knob and wiring)

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

Because it didn't come with the amp I ordered yesterday from crutchfield [ brian  Feb 16, 2016 ]
convenience of control. [ thomas  Feb 07, 2016 ]
My amp will be mounted under the center console in my Ford Expedition and won't be easily accessible after I install it. This seemed like a great way to control the bass level without having to constantly change the settings in my head unit. [ JEFF  Jan 31, 2016 ]
To get the most out of my kicker Dxa 250 [ Caleb  Jan 29, 2016 ]
like to be able to adjust my base level from the drivers seat . [ jimmy  Jan 06, 2016 ]
It wasn't included with the amplifier, and it adds a convenient way to control bass level in the drivers seat. [ Tim  Jan 04, 2016 ]
Buying a sub amp without a bass control is like buying a bicycle without handlebars. Need to be able to tailor the bass gain specific to music listening. [ Michael  Dec 29, 2015 ]
It works with the amplifier I have [ Shannon  Dec 24, 2015 ]
Controls bass for Kicker amp. [ Troy  Dec 16, 2015 ]
Convenient bass adjustments from the drivers seat for my Kicker amplifier [ David  Dec 16, 2015 ]
Versatility [ Donald  Dec 14, 2015 ]
Good ratings! [ Phillip  Dec 14, 2015 ]

1 question already asked

I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Since that remote bass control is designed to work only with Kicker amps, it is calibrated as such but if the Power Acoustik amp has a 3.5mm minijack input for remote, the control should work. Some bass control modules use phone jacks for connectors. Obviously, if this is the case with your particular Power Acoustik amp, it won't work with it. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Jun 10, 2014 ]  Staff