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Leave it to Kicker to come up with a smart way to power up your entire system with one compact amp that'll fit in some tight places. The CX600.5 5-channel amplifier sends 40 watts RMS to each of your front and rear speakers, plus up to 300 watts RMS to your subwoofer. And they don't cut any corners building this amp, using oversized transistors, special transformers, and a heavy-duty heat sink to bring you reliable power that won't fade when you push your system hard.
High- and low-pass filters sculpt the sound so your speakers and subs can sound their best, while a variable bass boost allows you to add some strong kick to the mix. A fixed subsonic filter protects your sub from inaudible, power-devouring frequencies, and you can use an optional wired remote bass level controller to crank the bass up or down from the front seat. Got some nice component speakers up front? You can bridge the front and rear channels into 2-channel mode to drive them with 150 watts each, and still have 300 watts RMS left for your sub.
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 CX600.5 also comes with hardware that lets you you mount it vertically, so you can put it in a location that takes up very little floor space and looks ultra-cool.
CX600.5 control panel
One incredible 5 channel
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One incredible 5 channel
|RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels)||
40 x 4 |
150 x 1
|Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels)||400 x 3|
|Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels)||75 x 4|
|Bridged Power (Watts x Channels)||150 x 2|
|Minimum Impedance Bridged||4|
|Minimum Impedance Unbridged||2|
|Best Frequency Response||10-20k 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||50-200 Hz|
|High-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||24 dB/octave|
|Bass Boost||0-12 dB|
|Bass Boost Frequency||40 Hz|
|Speaker Level Inputs||RCA|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
CEA 2006 Compliant: The Kicker CX600.5's power ratings are measured according to the criteria approved by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards allow you to accurately compare the rated power output of all CEA 2006-compliant amplifiers, even from different brands. Manufacturers who adhere to the standards can display the CEA 2006 logo on their products and packaging.
Kicker Livin' Loud Certified Power: The amplifier comes with a certificate that indicates the total maximum wattage of the particular amplifier, along with the model number, serial number, and whether the amplifier passed the total harmonic distortion, signal-to-noise ratio, and protection circuit tests.
5-Channel Design: The CX600.5 is made up of three sections, Amp1 (2-channel full range front), Amp2 (2-channel full range rear), and a subwoofer amp (1-channel). The front and rear amps are independently bridgeable, meaning the CX600.5 can be used as a 5-channel, 4-channel, or 3-channel amp. The minimum impedance for each section is 2Ω, 4Ω when bridged.
Auto Turn-on: The amp offers two automatic turn-on modes:
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 for the full range amps and 90 dB for the subwoofer amp.
Subsonic Filter: The subsonic filter in the subwoofer amp is fixed at 25 Hz and 24 dB per octave.
Input Level Switch: Set the input level switch to Lo when using preamp level input signals and Hi when using speaker level input signals.
Fader: When your source unit has discrete front and rear outputs, set the fader switch to on. Turn the fader switch off to send a single stereo input to both the front and rear amps.
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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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the size wire, 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 and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Krissy Jan 26, 2014 ] Staff