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Customer Review Summary for Kicker IX500.1 (10IX500.1)
Average Customer Rating is 4.9 out of 5 stars:
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October 14, 2011 Great amp for the money
Review by
corey872 from Kansas
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Admittedly, I'm not a high end audiophile, but I know what I like. When I decided the car stereo needed a bit of an upgrade, I turned to the Kicker line. I was after a nice tight bass, with a good 'kick' and not a lot of that slobbery droning undertone. So I turned to the 500.1 and teamed it with a single Kicker 10" sub. I couldn't be happier! (well I guess I could, but it's not the systems fault). The bass drums on my 80's rock have a punch that makes you think Tommy Lee is right in the back seat mixing up the stix. A lot of the more modern stuff has a great, tight bass thump as well. I can literally feel my chest vibrate and the hair on my arms and head tingles from the 'thump'.

Sadly, I have a whole category of stuff from the 90's through '00s where the loudness wars hit (google it) I like the music, but sonically, it's crap. Even the best system has trouble pulling out a nice dynamic range when it's been obliterated for the sake of a few more $$ in album sales.

My only recommendation - get the remote bass adjust unit, if it's not included! This thing will punch so hard, you probably don't want it all the way up all the time...or maybe you do!

My only quibble - I take off one star for 'features' it might be nice to have a little more adjustment in the crossover setting and possibly a bandpass instead of low pass - though that would be pretty uncommon on a sub amp, bur rolling off the low end might help make a little tighter and punchier bass. Just my .02.
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