Kicker Announces 2010 ZX Series Amplifier Models

Kicker Announces 2010 ZX Series Amplifier Models

News from KICKER Performance Audio
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 7, 2010

 

KICKER® ZX Amplifiers Supply Best-in-Class Power and Reliability

 

STILLWATER, USA – New-for-2010 KICKER® ZX-Series Amplifiers provide the utmost reliability from the biggest name in trouble-free amplification and loud, clear sound. Two-channel, four-channel, a five-channel hybrid, and absurd single-channel subwoofer amps round out a hard-working, noise-free lineup with heat sinks that can be personalized with edgy vinyl skins. An often overlooked benefit is that each individual KICKER Amplifier’s actual power always exceeds its rated power, as documented inside the carton.

 Seven ZX.1 Mono-Channel Subwoofer Amplifiers give the user a bevy of energy-saving, Class D* power choices for supplying bass needs. From 300 watts up to a ridiculous 2,500-plus watts (all listed ratings 2 Ohm at 14.4V), KICKER makes selections available for what it does best… bass. Hiding under an efficient chassis, ZX Sub Amps offer a 24dB/octave low-pass electronic crossover and a 24dB/octave, high-pass subsonic filter fixed at 25 hertz. All have up to +18 decibels of boost centered at 40 hertz, and all provide an outlet for the KICKER ZXRC remote bass control for that extra bit of bass at the driver’s fingertips (the four most powerful amps include the ZXRC remote with purchase.).

All KICKER Amplifier models use balanced differential inputs, making them compatible with any factory radio and eliminating unwanted noise within the audio system. A muting circuit cancels out additional noise that may surge down the line, so listeners enjoy the cleanest, clearest sound possible. Additionally, a choice of three automatic turn-on modes (remote, DC offset, signal sense) provide ultimate flexibility. Gain and crossover frequencies are top-mounted for easy access to fine tuning.

ZX-Series Multi-Channel Amplifiers put the choice of system installation in the listener’s hands. Power in the three models ranges from 90 watts x 4 channels up to 160 watts x 4, giving the user plenty of system decisions to make. The full-range channels’ 12dB/octave high-, low-, or all-pass electronic crossover is variable from 50 to 200 hertz with the +18 decibels of boost centered at 40 hertz. The popular ZX700.5 hybrid model features a sub-rattling, 420-watt Class D channel to go along with 85 watts x 4, running an entire audio system from a single amplifier.

Two ZX.2 Stereo Amplifiers offer the same bundle of features that designate them unbeatable, including the +18 decibels of bass boost. The three most powerful multi-channel and stereo amps provide an outlet for the KICKER ZXRC remote bass control (ZXRC sold separately). Optional endcaps are available for all ZX amplifier models. Amp chassis skins for personalizing any install can be ordered at www.kicker.com.

While KICKER amps are always covered by a two-year factory warranty, KICKER will provide an additional one-year extended warranty with the purchase of a qualifying KICKER installation kit at the time of the amplifier purchase. Consumers should contact any Authorized KICKER Dealer or log onto www.kicker.com for more information.

KICKER performance audio systems, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized dealers worldwide, and also through selected Original Equipment Manufacturers. Consumers needing more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand Web site at www.kicker.com. Follow KICKER at facebook.com/kickeraudio and twitter.com/kickeraudio.
*The ZX300.1 is KICKER’s only Class A/B subwoofer amplifier, and has different features listed below.

KICKER ZX.1 Mono Subwoofer Amplifiers Specifications

Mono-Channel Model (at 14.4V)             ZX2500.1    ZX1500.1    ZX1000.1    ZX750.1      ZX500.1      ZX400.1      ZX300.1

Power (watts), Class D 2 Ohm mono      2500            1500            1000            750              500              400              300 (Class A/B)
Remote Bass Control included                Yes              Yes              Yes              Yes              No               No               No
ZXRC Remote Bass capable (sold sep.) -                   -                   -                   -                   Yes              Yes              Yes
Dimensions (in., mm);                              
    (all models 2-1/8"H x 9-5/8"W x ..."L,   27-1/2,         20,               16-3/4,         14-11/16,     12,               10-1/4,         13-1/2,
    54mmH x 244mmW x ...mmL)               697              507              425              373              305              260              342
MSRP                                                        $1,399.95    $999.95       $699.95       $549.95       $449.95       $349.95       $249.95

Common to all Models

Frequency Response: 25-200Hz (ZX300.1 25-20kHz), +0/-1dB
Input Sensitivity: High Level 250mV-10V, Low Level 125mV-5V
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >95dB, a-weighted, re: rated power
Active Crossover: 24dB/octave, variable 50Hz-200Hz (ZX300.1 fixed at 80Hz), low pass only
24dB/octave high-pass subsonic filter fixed @ 25Hz 
KICKEQ Boost: Variable to +18dB (ZX300.1 selectable +12dB), centered @ 40Hz

 

 

KICKER ZX-Series Multi-Channel Amplifiers Specifications

 

Multi-Channel Model (at 14.4V)                          ZX650.4          ZX350.4        ZX700.5

Power (watts/channel), 2 Ohm stereo                 160 x 4            90 x 4            85 x 4
Power (watts/channel), 4 Ohm bridged mono      320 x 2            175 x 2          165 x 2
Class D Power (watts), 2 Ohm mono                                                            420
ZXRC Remote Bass Control capable (sold sep.)                       Yes                No             Yes
Dimensions (in., mm);                                          
    (all models 2-1/8"H x 9-5/8"W x ..."L,               20,                   13-1/2,           20,
    54mmH x 244mmW x ...mmL)                           507                  342                507
MSRP                                                                    $499.95           $349.95         $599.95

Common to all Models

Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz (ZX700.5 25Hz-20kHz), +0/-1dB
Input Sensitivity: High Level 250mV-10V, Low Level 125mV-5V
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >95dB, a-weighted, re: rated power
Active Crossover: 12dB/octave, variable 50Hz-200Hz, selectable high pass, low pass, or all pass
(ZX700.5 12dB/octave, full-range channels variable 50Hz-200Hz, selectable high or all pass; 24dB/octave, sub channel variable 50Hz-200Hz, low pass only)
ZX700.5 only - 24dB/octave, sub channel high-pass subsonic filter fixed at 25Hz
KICKEQ Boost: Variable to +18dB, centered @ 40Hz (ZX700.5 boost sub channel only)

 

 

KICKER ZX.2 Stereo Amplifiers Specifications

 

Stereo Model (at 14.4V)                                        ZX450.2          ZX200.2

Power (watts/channel), 2 Ohm stereo                 225 x 2            100 x 2
Power (watts/channel), 4 Ohm bridged mono      450                  200
ZXRC Remote Bass Control capable (sold sep.)  Yes                  No
Dimensions (in., mm);                                          
    (all models 2-1/8"H x 9-5/8"W x ..."L,               16-3/4,             10-1/4,
    54mmH x 244mmW x ...mmL)                           425                  260
MSRP                                                                      $399.95           $199.95

Common to all Models

Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz, +0/-1dB
Input Sensitivity: High Level 250mV-10V, Low Level 125mV-5V
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >95dB, a-weighted, re: rated power
Active Crossover: 12dB/octave, variable 50Hz-200Hz selectable high pass, low pass, or all pass
KICKEQ Boost: Variable to +18dB, centered @ 40Hz