outstanding!!!!! Enough said.
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Leave it to Kicker to come up with this bantam heavyweight. The CX600.1 amplifier delivers up to 600 watts RMS to your subwoofer from a 7" x 8" chassis that'll fit almost anywhere. 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.
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.
Includes hardware for vertical mounting
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 CX600.1 also comes with hardware that lets you mount it vertically, so it'll take up very little floor space and look ultra-cool.
CX600.1 control panel
I would buy again and again!!!!
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I would buy again and again!!!!
Pros: Simply the best. Don't get ripped-off by others.
Little amp packs a big punch. Running one 10" swt alpine in my crew cab truck. More than enough bass that hits hard. Def reccomend this.
Pros: Small. Lots of power if you're running a single sub.
Good amp. Paired with a Kicker comp 12 in Kicker ported box this thing thumps.
Pros: good amp Kicker quality
I chose this amp to drive 2 CompR 10" subs in custom enclosures and it didn't disappoint. The sound quality is great and it delivers the power I need for those heavy bass notes. The compact size makes installation easy and wiring was simple. Great choice and very satisfied.
I love music in the vehicle with this amp in the arsenal it lives up to the expectations. I would give this product 10 stars if I could. Great amp I really like the quality of sound it produces and the size is perfect. Smaller than I thought, however, that was a major plus. I would recommend this amp for all music lover.
Pros: Great quality, love the sound, perfect compact size, and good price for what you are getting.
This is an awesome amp at a affordable price.
I went with this amp for two reasons. 1. Compact, 600+ watts in a small package. 2. Price, under $200. I am satisfied with it, but don't expect too much, You get what you pay for.
Pros: Size, price
Cons: Not a top of the line amp.
I love this amp. I bought this after attempting to buy used equipment on craigslist, and nothing worked out. I have had it for about a month now. This amp has a great warranty. It is small, powerful, and sexy. Easy to set up using 4 gauge power wire. Used a DMM to tune the gain, and it stays put perfectly. This combined with 2 12" kicker subs is amazing! My rear view mirror is useless now, it just gets shaken down within seconds LOL. Great quality sound, great bass, great everything. For sure recommend this amp.
Pros: Small, powerful, sexy, upright mounting, warranty.
Cons: None at all.
very Good Product
very small and but really powerful I was really surprised how much power it puts out
Cons: None yet
When this amp arrived, I was surprised to see how small it actually was. But it has a lot of power! I matched this amp with Kicker's dual 10 inch CompS subs and together they work perfectly. I couldn't be happier with this amp. I attached it to the top of my sub right next to my 4-channel amp. This amp was easy for me to install (partially because I already had an amp in my trunk) and did not heat up very much after an hour of use or so in the beginning of July.
Pros: size excellent build quality plenty of power does not overheat easily
This is a high quality, user friendly, dependable amp with heavy duty connection posts. This amp is small in size, but big in power so it's ideal for areas with little room to work with. I always feel confident when purchasing kicker products because they stand tough when put to the test, Very nice amp that's well worth the money.
Pros: The amp comes with an instruction manual and an Allen key wrench for making your connections
I haven't had to much time to enjoy yet bc is installed in my old weekend warrior hot rod but so far it really pushes my 12inch Alpine woofer vertu nicely!
Pros: Small, powerful
Cons: None yet. ..
Hits hard and sounds great.
Very compact, able to be installed just about anywhere! Provides some nice bang for the buck...
Pros: Small, great sound
Great amp for the price
Cons: Would of liked to have all connections on one end and adjustments on the other
To be honest, I had some reservations regarding Kicker's CX line of amplifiers. However, after having experiences with two (2) of their models, I must say I am very impressed with the quality, design, and performance of this product. Regarding power: This amplifier is advertised as producing 600 watts x 1 at 2 ohms. Upon delivery, the final product quality certificate confirms that this power is achieved plus some. Regarding features: Nothing really special. You will find typical features such as gain, frequency, bass boost, and hi/lo pass; however, for the type of amplifier this is, I wouldn't expect much more. Amplifier adjustments are simple and directions are intuitive. Very nice amplifier at a nice price point.
Pros: Powerful, Efficient, Small Footprint, Option for remote bass control available.
Cons: None at this time.
Easily to install and seems to work pretty good
Pros: Compact and powerful
this app is awesome I have it pushin a 1 12" Kicker comp R it is wild it sounds amazing I really think that it's pushing more than 600 watts I would highly recommend any kind of kicker amp to any of my friends or family
Pros: the pros of this app is at its compact holds a lot of power and I don't get hot easily and its just a good all around
Cons: honestly I don't have no cons I have no complaints about the dimensions: nothing this this technology is just superior
This amp was recommended by my Crutchfield technician, and I must say I was alittle skeptical that an amp rated at this output and at this cost could really be as good as advertised. Well let me say I am extremely happy with the clean, crisp lows this amp is providing my 2 12in JL W0's. The footprint is tiny and can be mounted dang near anywhere I wanted. Does not get that hot either! Overall bang for the buck?? 10/10
Pros: Plenty of wattage, small size, ease of adjustments
Compact & powerful. Easy install.
Pros: Compact & $ wise
Cons: Bass controller should be included
This amp brings out all the bass needed for both my 10" JL subs. The bass is so clean and clear. This amp has the option for me to install a volume knob. When i have people in the car I bring it down or just all the way down so it doesnt bother people. I love that. The amp itself is so small and I can fit it just about anywhere i like. I love it. Worth every penny.
Pros: Size, quality, clean bass
Very surprised of the size of the unit itself. I installed it in my nephews car and with the small footprint I was able to put it pretty much any place. Its got great power and easy to setup. Would recommend this item especially if you are limited on space like a single cab truck or lacking trunk space.
Pros: small, easy to setup, clean power
Cons: none so far
Great paired with 2 comp s 10" enclosures under my z71 back seat.
Pros: Compact size
Provides plenty of power for my two JL 10's. Very clean bass. Mounts perfect under the rear seat in a 07 up tahoe.
This amp is powering a 10" Kicker CompRT, and it's just amazing. The sound is clean and distinct. the footprint is unbelievably small.
Pros: Clean sound Small footprint
This amp is great as far as size and power. I purchased it to install in my 2003 wrangler. This amp has brackets that allow you to install standing up on its side which is perfect because I selected the space inside the center console where the factory amp and sub lived prior to upgrade. The amp is pushing two SVC 4 ohm kicker subs that I ran in parallel for a 2 ohm load and the amp is perfectly suited. I ran 4 gauge wire for power and ground so the amp gets all the power it needs and did not get hot at all during the tuning process. The jeeps like mine that were equipped with factory sub and amp have a slotted hole where the sub fired out that also should help keep the amp cool.
Pros: Size is great, power is awesome, and the ability to mount standing on its side makes more install options possible. Not to mention the competitive pricing and kicker quality.
Cons: None yet
Works as it says powers a kicker comp 12 very well
Pros: Good quality
Cons: None yet
This is my first Class D amp. I am pushing two Kicker 10" DVC's, with them set to 1 ohm resistance and wired in serial to the amp. It is such an improvement from my last amp, which was rated at 850 Watts RMS. Well worth the price for this amp if you want to hear clean, powerful bass.
Pros: Lots of Power. Small Footprint. Easy to set up.
Cons: None that I have found.
I got this amp to replace a blown jbl amp. It's powering two Boston G2 10s in a custom box. And gives all the power i need! Installed in a BMW 323I E46, absolutely pushes these high quality subs perfectly!! Great amp for the price. Easy to install,and also running a avh-x7500bt, and they compliment each other great!
Pros: Price,dependability,power, ease of install, i like the fact you do not need a LOC if you want to use the amp with a factory radio. The yellow line is a great value from Kicker!!!
Cons: Not many cons at all with this Amp after 3 months of being used. May have some complaints in the future. I will just have to wait and see.
Perfect working for what I needed
Pros: Small and really powerful HIGHLY recommend
Always ran Kicker subs, never tried their amplifiers. Gave it a shot, not a complaint! Looks good, smells good (well, ok, doesn't smell at all) and it sure seems to push my SoloBaric excellently.
Pros: Tiny footprint Remote Bass Knob Vertical mounts No frills design
This was my first foray into installing a power/sub amp in a vehicle, so I'm writing this from the perspective of someone who felt his way through the install. To someone new to car amp installs I would offer this advice: buy the Kicker PK4 wiring kit to go with the amp if you don't know what size wire or what the amperage of the fuse should be. There are plenty of good vids on a Kicker amp install, please watch at least one comprehensive one before starting out on your install if you are new to this. I bolted the amp to the passenger seat back in my '07 Corvette and ran the cables along the passenger door panel. The amp is connected to a Polk Audio DXi104 10" subwoofer and even at low power the amp will really move the speaker. It sounds great and provides the bottom end depth that the miserable 2 ohm factory mid-bass units in the doors lack (and which are nearly impossible to replace). Although I'm impressed, this is the first car sub amp I've ever owned so I have nothing to compare it to.
Pros: plenty of power, multiple mount options
Cons: The volume and adjustment knobs on the amp don't have a detent you can put a screwdriver in so you can adjust them easily. I don't care for the mash-down connectors for amp power/ground/speaker outs.
Toyota XRunner - down firing custom taco box - Kicker 40CWD104 sub. Perfect amount of bass as requested. Very clean and strong. Drum and Bass, Top 40 style music.
Pros: Clean crisp sound. Small but powerful. Great price.
Kicker never fails.
Pros: Small and easy to install
Small and easy to install
I bought this amp to replace my 700w peak output planet audio amp (which is a great amp as well) to push my 2013 rockford P2....and wow what a difference in sound and depth of bass in the 2 amps!!! I also have the pioneer AVH-2400BT which makes this all so much better ....by the way this is all in a 05 Ford F-150
Pros: A lot to come I'm sure
Cons: None so far
The kicker cx 600.1 amplifier is by far the best for the money and it puts out what it says it will. Great investment.
|RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels)||
300 x 1 |
|Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels)||1200 x 1|
|Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels)||600 x 1|
|Bridged Power (Watts x Channels)||N/A|
|Minimum Impedance Bridged||N/A|
|Minimum Impedance Unbridged||2|
|Best Frequency Response||25-200 Hz|
|THD at Rated RMS Power||1%|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||75 dB|
|Low-Pass Crossover Frequency||50-200 Hz|
|Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||12 dB/octave|
|High-Pass Crossover Frequency||N/A|
|High-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||N/A|
|Bass Boost||0-12 dB|
|Bass Boost Frequency||40 Hz|
|Speaker Level Inputs||RCA|
|Preamp Outputs||1 pair|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
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:
Bass Boost: The bass boost circuit is continuously variable from 0 to +12 dB and centered at 40 Hz.
CXRC Remote Bass Control: The bass output level can be controlled remotely using an optional wired remote bass control (item number 20612CXRC, sold separately).
Vertical Mounting: The amp can be mounted vertically using the included brackets. The vertical dimensions are approximately:
Signal to Noise Ratio: The S/N under CEA-2006 compliant conditions (1 watt output) is 75 dBA. The S/N at rated power is 95 dB.
Left Side of Amplifier:
Note: The Amplifier is not equipped with an internal fuse. An external 80-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 80-amps, the original should be replaced with an 80-amp fuse.
Right Side of Amplifier:
Amp Wiring Kit: Kicker recommends using a 4-gauge wiring kit with this amplifier.
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amp to run kicker box, rms watts match perfect [ Steve Jan 03, 2016 ]
kicker makes great sounding amps at an affordable price . [ jimmy Dec 29, 2015 ]
Highly rated with good price. [ Troy Dec 16, 2015 ]
Definitley...I have this amp hooked up to my JL Audio CP212-W0v3 subs and it's amplifies the sound more than you'll ever need for casual use. I would also recommend the Kicker 12CXRC remorte bass control. [ David Feb 09, 2016 ]
Yes this will be plenty of power. I have 2 10" JL Audio's In my 04 350z. I have had this amp for over a year and half and I have loved it! No complaints with it at all. Great amp. [ Cody Ellis Feb 09, 2016 ]
Yes. I have had this amp on an L7 12" kicker. Pushed it very nicely. [ Phillip Feb 09, 2016 ]
This amp has 4 channels for full range or mid-bass - each of which will take a 4-ohm load, and one 2-ohm sub channel, so you can wire both 12" in parallel by wiring both positive terminals on the subs to the + out on the sub channel out, and likewise for the negative terminals. That would give you two subs with a 4 ohm load on the amp. If the subs have dual 8-ohm voice coils you could bridge them both and end up with a 2 ohm load on the amp, which it will handle. Plenty of wiring diagrams will show you how to do this. I don't know enough to tell you why the protection light is on. I'd need to know what else is wired to it. This amp requires 4-guage wire run from the battery with an 80-amp in line fuse 18" from the battery terminal, and the ground wired to the frame. The amp may be sensing it isn't wired properly or grounded properly. You have to take care of that problem first, or rule it out as being the problem. [ P T Dec 28, 2014 ]
If they are 8 ohm you would need to hook them up in parallel to drop the rating to 4 ohm. The amp should work at 4 ohm If the sub has one set of connections try wiring like this Positive from amp to positive of both subs negative from amp to negative of both subs [ GREG Dec 27, 2014 ]
It is possible to wire those subs to this amp. To answer your question with the protection light check your fuse in the amp it might be blown. If the fuse is fine make sure your power wire is not grounding out on any surfaces and make sure you have a proper ground if the ground is not correct or the power wire is grounding itself out the amp can go into protection mode to save itself. and in one case i have seen the amp stay in protection mode and never come out with could be an internal circuit has been fried. make sure you dont have the gain cranked turn all your setting down and don't have any subs connected while trouble shooting this issue. [ SEAN Dec 27, 2014 ]
I really can't say without knowing the information on the speakers. Sorry [ ADRIEN L Dec 27, 2014 ]
This amp is not equipped with an internal fuse. An 80A inline fuse is recommended. By the way, this thing powers my 1200 watt kicker sub fantastically! What a great combo. [ DILLON Sep 29, 2014 ]
Some where along your run the ground wire or power wire are grounding the unit out improperly. you might also want to check the fuses to see if there blown. or if the gound wire is not pushed in all the way and is touch the power wire its sending the unit into protection mode. [ SEAN Sep 23, 2014 ]
I can't give you anything but guesses, but if the protection circuit is on and there is no power indicator light the first thing to check is that you have correct voltage to the amp. This amp requires 4 gauge wire run from the battery with an 80-amp fuse in line on the positive lead within 18 inches from the battery. So that lead runs from the battery positive terminal and the negative grounded to the frame and both run through the firewall to wherever you installed the amp inside the car. I read posts of other people with the same problem that changed out the amp but that did not help them as the issue persisted. If it's hooked up correctly then the next thing to do is take it to a car audio installer. [ P T Sep 21, 2014 ]
Gain [ MICHAEL P Aug 10, 2014 ]
Controls the BOOST [ RICKY A Aug 09, 2014 ]
Gain [ SAMUEL Aug 09, 2014 ]
Yes it controls the bass boost. Bass is either too low or not enough without it. I suggest getting it as the bass needs adjusted all the time depending on the song and type of music. [ TRAVIS J Aug 09, 2014 ]
Yes. The amp has two pairs of speaker outputs. You can bridge the amp and drive one 2ohm sub, or you can use all of the outputs and drive 2 4ohm subs. [ P T May 14, 2014 ]
Yes [ ALEXANDER May 13, 2014 ]
Yes. That's exactly what I have running mine. [ AARON May 13, 2014 ]
Depending on ohm, and output I would say probably yes [ MICHAEL P May 13, 2014 ]
Yes, I have two 12" subs hooked up currently [ JUSTIN May 12, 2014 ]
What kind of subs? I have two kicker comp d 12" hooked up and they are pretty loud. [ JACOB May 12, 2014 ]
Yes... No problem. I have the amp running 2 10" Kickers & they hit great!! [ THOMAS May 12, 2014 ]
It depends on the watts of the subs, if each sub is 300 watts you should be ok, this amp is rated for 600 watts peak. Personally I use this amp to power one 12in apline type s which has 500 watts so I'm never peaking the amp. [ SCOTT May 12, 2014 ]
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 21, 2014 ] Staff