Class D Amplifier Design: The Kicker IX1000.1 is a mono-block
Class D amplifier, which uses digital switching to amplify audio signals. This
design results in high efficiency and minimal heat output. The Class D design also
allows the IX1000.1 to have a very small footprint for ease of installation.
Mono-Power Amp Design: The IX1000.1 is designed with specific
features to power your subwoofers with a frequency range of 25-200 Hz. The amplifier
can handle impedance loads down to 2 ohms; it's rated at 550 watts RMS x 1 channel
into 4Ω (25-200 Hz, <1% THD+N) and 1,000 watts RMS x 1 channel into
2Ω (25-200 Hz, <1% THD+N).
Note: This amplifier is not designed for
Power Supply: The IX-series mono subwoofer amplifiers
use a boost-converter power supply to improve sound quality and efficiency.
Boost-converter technology allows the amp to achieve efficiency of more than
80%. Because there are fewer internal parts, the amp has a smaller foot print
and operation is cooler.
CEA 2006 Compliant: The Kicker IX1000.1's power and signal to
noise ratio are measured according to CEA 2006 standards (Consumer Electronics
Association). These standards allow you to accurately compare the rated power
output of all CEA 2006-compliant amplifiers, even if they are different brands.
Manufacturers who adhere to the standards can display the CEA 2006 logo on their
products and packaging.
Signal to Noise Ratio: While the CEA 2006 S/N is 75 dB (measured
at 1 watt), the S/N at rated power is 95 dB.
Kicker Livin' Loud Certified Power Certificate: The amplifier
comes with a certificate indicating the total RMS power output 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.
Low Pass Filter: The IX1000.1 is equipped with a low-pass
electronic crossover; the crossover point is continuously variable from 50 Hz
to 200 Hz and the slope is 24dB per octave. Properly set, the low pass filter
creates a smooth transition between the subwoofer and the sound system's full-range
Subsonic Filter: The amp features a 24 dB/octave subsonic
filter fixed at 25 Hz. Ultra-low frequencies that cannot be reproduced by a
subwoofer do not become sound, but unnecessary oscillations, which affect sound
by causing distortion. These frequencies also waste amplifier power and can cause
damage to speakers. The built-in subsonic filter cuts the frequencies below 25 Hz
to improve the performance of the speakers by eliminating harmful distortion.
Note: The subsonic filter is not defeatable.
Auto Turn-On: The Auto Turn-On switch offers three options:
- +12 V: The amp turns on when +12 volts
is applied to the remote terminal.
- DC Offset: The amp turns on when a 6 volt
signal is detected on the RCA inputs (from a speaker-level
source); in this mode the amp's remote terminal acts as a +12
volt output to turn on another component.
- Audio: The amp turns on when an incoming
audio signal is detected; in this mode the amp's remote terminal
acts as a +12 volt output to turn on another component.
Fail-Safe Integration Technology (FIT): To accommodate the
varying range of signal levels coming from today's factory and aftermarket radios,
the IX1000.1 utilizes Fail-Safe Integration Technology (FIT), offering significant
noise reduction and compatibility with virtually any factory radio. There is a
switchable input level control; when set to Low level, the amp can accommodate
an input signal of 125mV-5V, at High level, the amp will accept 250mV-10V signals.
Gain Control: With the Input Level Control switch at the
appropriate setting, you can set the rotary Gain Control to match the output of
the source unit. The Gain Control adjusts with a flat-head screwdriver, and can
be set between 0 and 11.
KICKEQBass Boost: When you want more bass out of the amplifier,
you can adjust the Bass Boost circuit. The bass boost is centered at 40 Hz and is
continuously variable from 0 to +18dB.
ZXRC Remote Bass Control: The IX1000.1 comes with the ZXRC Remote
Bass Control, which allows you to control the output level of the amplifier from the
front of the vehicle. The wired remote comes with a bracket to mount it under the
dash. The supplied 20' cable, with RJ-25 phone plugs at each end, connects the wired
remote bass level control 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).
Protection Circuitry: The IX1000.1 has protection circuitry that
will turn the amp off in the event of overheating, over voltage (power input), under
voltage (power input), short circuit (speaker output), and over current (speaker
output). If the Protection LED on the front side of the amp illuminates red, the
protection circuit has engaged and the amp will not play until the problem is
Stackable: The optional Kicker IXSM stacking mount (item number206IXSM,
sold separately) allows you to stack two Kicker IX-series amplifiers on top of one
Power Connections: The power and ground connections are
set-screw terminals that will accommodate up to 4-gauge wire. The remote turn-on
set-screw terminal will accept up to 8-gauge wire. The included 3mm Allen wrench is
required to tighten/loosen the terminals.
Note: Kicker recommends the power and
ground cables be 4 gauge minimum and an external 100 amp
fuse is required to protect the amp.
Speaker Outputs: The IX1000.1 is equipped with one
pair of set-screw speaker terminals that will accommodate up to 8-gauge wire.
The supplied 3mm Allen wrench is required to tighten/loosen the terminals.
RCA Input Connector: The amplifier is equipped with one pair
of RCA inputs, which can be used for a line level or speaker level input signal.
If the source device doesn't have preamp level outputs, the KISL speaker wire
to RCA adapter (item number206KISL,
sold separately) is needed and the Input Level switch should be set to High.
Line Level Output: The amplifier has a pair of RCA line level
outputs for feeding a signal to another amplifier. It is the same signal that is
input through the line inputs. The amplifier's crossovers have no effect on the
line level output signal, however, if the input signal is crossed over at the
source unit, the filtered signal will be passed on to the second amplifier. The
line output is available when using either line level or speaker level inputs.