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Kicker 08ZX700.5

700W RMS, 5-Channel ZX Series Amplifier (ZX700.5, 08ZX7005, ZX7005)

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Kicker ZX700.5

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Why Choose Kicker Amplifiers:

Kicker Always Exceeds Rated Power

Kicker Performance Audio has been around since 1980 and has been producing amazing products since then. Kicker’s drive to consistently produce products that not only are great but also push the standards of the car audio industry is very apparent in all series of their amplifiers. All Kicker amplifiers are CEA-206 Compliant, assuring you are receiving a continuous certified RMS power rating. Kicker will always exceed the rated power because Kicker is notorious for under rating their amplifiers. So really you will be getting more power than you actually pay for, which is not true for other lower end performance amplifiers that generally over rate their amplifiers. Kicker amplifiers will provide a choice of three automatic turn-on modes; remote, DC offset, or signal sense, which make then compatible with any car audio system. Along with their high-density convection heat sink for extreme heat dissipation and high efficiency MOSFET power supply, Kickers amplifiers are great way to go when selecting the perfect amplifier for your car audio system.

  • ZX Series 5-Channel Class AB with Class D Subwoofer Channel Car Amplifier
  • Channel 1-4 RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 70 watts x 4 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 85 watts x 4 chan.
  • Subwoofer Channel RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 210 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 420 watts x 1 chan.
  • RMS power output: 700 watts total
  • MOSFET power supply
  • Wired remote bass level control included
  • LED power and protection indicators
  • Tuned Bass EQ (0-18 dB bass boost at 40 Hz)
  • Balanced differential inputs make KICKER ZX Amplifiers compatible with any factory radios
  • Eliminates unwanted noise in a system
  • Boost, gain, and crossover frequencies are top-mounted for easy access, and a handy protection indicator featuring a new flashing yellow low-voltage light enhances the end panel
  • Bridgeable operation
  • Speaker-level inputs compatible (switchable) through RCA connection, Kicker 09ZISL required and sold separately
  • Automatic turn on modes: remote, DC offset, or signal sense
  • Thermal, voltage, and short circuit protection circuitry
  • Variable high-pass filter (50-200 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • Subsonic Filter (24 dB at 25 Hz)
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Frequency response: 20-20000 Hz
  • Dimensions: 20"L x 9-5/8"W x 2-1/8"H
  • 4-gauge power and ground leads recommended. Contact us for information regarding a discount on a select amplifier kit when purchased together.
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 2-year Manufacturer's warranty

Extend your Kicker warranty to 3 Years when you install your new Kicker amplifier with a compatible Kicker power kit! For a limited time, you can register your Kicker amplifier and power kit to qualify for an additional year of coverage. This offer is only available through official Kicker dealers and will only last for a limited time. With this amplifier, the following power kits will qualify for the extended warranty program: Kicker 09PK4, Kicker 09PKD4, Kicker CK44, Kicker 09ZCK44, and Kicker 09PKD1.

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Power Specifications - Full Range Channels

RMS Power @ 4 ohms

The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far.

If the final impedance of your speakers or subwoofers equals 4 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound.

70 watts x 4 channels
RMS Power @ 2 ohms

The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far.

If the final impedance of your speakers or subwoofers equals 2 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound.

85 watts x 4 channels
Bridged RMS Power

Bridging refers to combining two channels on an amplifier to create one channel with double the voltage and an increased power output. A 2-channel amplifier will bridge down to 1-channel and a 4-channel amplifier can bridge to create 2-channels. An amplifier is most commonly bridged to drive a subwoofer.

Remember, once you bridge two channels down to one its final impedance will be 4 ohms unless otherwise specified. This rating lists the RMS power created once an amplifier is bridged.

130 watts x 2 channels

Power Specifications - Subwoofer Channel

RMS Power @ 4 ohms
The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far. If the final impedance of your speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) equals 4 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
210 watts x 1 channels
RMS Power @ 2 ohms
The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far. If the final impedance of your speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) equals 2 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
420 watts x 1 channels

Amplifier Specifications

Amplifier Series
This designates the series of the amplifier. Many amps are available in a litany of different wattage and channel configurations, but maintain consistent features throughout the product line.
Amplifier Class

An amplifier increases the power of the signal being fed to it by taking energy from its power supply and matching the signal but increasing its amplitude. Amplifiers use many different methods for converting these electrical signals and have been categorized into classes.

Class A/B: Greater than 50% of the input signal is amplified while the other percentage is “off”. These amplifiers have a small amount of current flowing through the output transistors all the time which almost eliminates crossover distortion. Class A/B has great sound quality but is not as efficient as class D. These amps are most commonly used to drive speakers.

Class D: Also known as switching amplifiers, class D amps have output transistors that are completely turned “on” or “off”. This means that when the transistors are on, there is almost no voltage across them but when they are off there is significant voltage but no current flowing through it which makes these amplifiers very efficient at the cost of sound quality. These amps are most commonly used to drive subwoofers.

Other Classes: You may see classes such as GH, bD, X, FD, etc. by some manufactures. These amplifiers tend to be either class A/B, D or a hybrid of the two but with improvements to their designs that can make them more efficient or offer better sound quality.

AB / D
Number of Channels
Each channel on an amplifier will power one speaker using a positive and negative cable. There are various types of amplifiers, each designed to power a certain number of speakers. Monoblock amplifiers, also known as single channel, are designed to power one or more subwoofers. These amplifiers often have very high power ratings. On the other hand, multi-channel amplifiers power multiple speakers, usually at lower power ratings. 2-Channel and 4-Channel amplifiers can power car speakers or low powered subwoofers. Occasionally you might see a 5 or 6-channel amplifier that can power speakers and subwoofers at the same time. The most common setup is a monoblock amp to run subwoofers and a 4-channel amp to run door speakers. Check out our Knowledge Base for more information.
5
Total RMS Power Output
Total RMS power is measured by multiplying RMS power per channel by the number of channels, and is calculated at the lowest level of operating impedance.

RMS power is the amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS figure, the louder and cleaner your music sounds.

The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.

760 watts
Maximum Input Gauge Size
This is the largest gauge wire that will fit into the power and ground terminals of this device. The lower the gauge number, the thicker the wire is. For example, a 4 gauge wire is thicker than an 8 gauge wire and thus has higher current carrying capacity. Always do your best to get this size wire to reduce the risk of damage to your components.
1/0 AWG
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
2 ohms
Minimum Impedance Bridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is bridged.
4 ohms
THD at Rated RMS Power
The amount of change in harmonic content of the signal as it is amplified. A lower figure indicates less change and a more accurate amp. THD below 0.10% is inaudible.
<1%
Speaker Level Inputs
Speaker level inputs are commonly referred to as high-level inputs and vice versa. This input type allows you to get your audio signal directly from the speaker wire in your vehicle, instead of using RCA cables. The advantage of this is factory integration, as most stock radios do not have RCA outputs to run amplifiers.
No
Preamp Outputs
Many amplifiers are equipped with RCA preamp outputs which pass the original music signal from the source to additional amplifiers. This is known as daisy chaining because the source connects to the first amp, and the first amp connects to the second amp, etc. The advantage to daisy chaining is you only need one 2-channel RCA cable to transfer the signal from the head-unit to the amplifier, and then one additional cable for each amp being daisy chained.
No
Built-in Crossover

A crossover is a type of filtering system that permits only certain frequencies to play. A Low-Pass (LP) crossover allows only frequencies below its setting to get through which is good in the case of some subwoofers. A High-Pass(HP) filter allows frequencies above its setting to pass through, this is normally used on speakers.

When a crossover is set to FULL it means no filtering is added and the full frequency spectrum is allowed through the amplifier. Filtering is important because feeding a speaker frequencies it cannot reproduce effectively creates distortion.

Low-pass (LP)
High-pass (HP)
Full (AP)
High-Pass Crossover Frequency
The high-pass crossover frequency can be a fixed crossover point or a variable crossover range. A variable high-pass crossover allows you to select a specific crossover point which allows frequencies above the set crossover point to pass, while making frequencies below the set point gently or harshly roll-off, depending on the steepness of the slope.

The steepness of the roll-off slope is measured in dB/octave and refers to the rate of attenuation (lowering of volume) outside their pass bands.

50 - 200 Hz
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency
The low-pass crossover frequency is typically used for subwoofers. It can be a fixed crossover point or a variable crossover range. A variable low-pass crossover allows you to select a specific crossover point which allows frequencies below the set crossover point to pass, while making frequencies above the set point gently or harshly roll-off, depending on the steepness of the slope.

The steepness of the roll-off slope is measured in dB/octave and refers to the rate of attenuation (lowering of volume) outside their pass bands.

50 - 200 Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
This spec compares the strength of the signal to the level of background noise. A higher value indicates less background noise.
95 dB
Bass Boost
The objective of the bass boost is to get more kick out of your subwoofer. It is a circuit that emphasizes the lower frequencies at a given point. The bass boost should always be set first before setting the gain. This feature is known for destroying subwoofers and is commonly used incorrectly, so be cautious.
0 - 18 dB (subwoofer channel only)
Bass/Gain Remote
If the amp comes with a bass/gain remote you will be able to control the level of your bass from your dashboard. Typically bass remotes also include a 16-20 ft. wire for installation.
Yes
Fan Cooled
A great feature to have if an amp generates a large amount of heat. Cooling fans can help regulate the temperature to prevent the amp from overheating (burning).
No
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
30A x 3 
Strappable
Some amplifiers can be "strapped" together in order to increase the output of a single audio channel. These amplifiers feature RCA preamp outputs, allowing you to pass the signal directly from one amp to the other to ensure consistency.
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

Yes
Sonic Certified Amplifier
Sonic Certified amplifiers have been tested by the experts at Sonic Electronix to meet or exceed the wattage ratings provided by the manufacturer. If this is marked as Yes, then you can trust the wattage ratings. If marked as No, then we have tested the amplifier and it did not meet the advertised wattage ratings. If marked as Not Tested, then the Sonic Electronix experts have not yet been able to test the amp.

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Parts Warranty Duration
2 years
Labor Warranty Duration
2 years
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
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4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.4
Value
4.8
Features
4.7
Design
4.4
Usability
4.8
ChristopherW.

Lagrange, GA

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Great bang for the buck!

October 14, 2011

Great clean power. Wish it had a little more power in the ab section but what it does put out is crystal clear! Sub channel is good and strong, never shuts off but does get a little warm. Would recommend.

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Ryne

Long Lake, MN

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Best Value

May 24, 2010

Greatly improved sound quality in all 4 of my cars speakers with enough power to run a 10in sub! Great way to improve a cars sound system!

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Sam

Denver, CO

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Kicker 08ZX700.5

May 8, 2010

Should read Kicker 08ZX1000.5. Since Kicker underrates their amps, my birth sheet for this puppy was 990 Watts, which means at a 2 Ohm load the sub is getting about 500W! This amp is spectacular, I have the gains at just under half for the speakers because I knew it would be too much power for my Focal speakers but they sound amazing. I have nothing bad to say about this amp at all, if you are looking for a high powered 5-Channel amp to run your whole system look no further. Comes with some pretty heavy duty spade connectors which make install very nice and neat.

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Mikee Mike

Charleston, SC

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Awesome amp that does everything

May 3, 2010

Looking for a nice 5 channel amp to run your entire system, look no further. This amp has everything you need including built in crossovers and one of my favorites, a control knob to control the bass. The amp puts out plenty of power to your 4 speakers and if you can get a sub wired to 2 ohms, you can get 400 watts RMS, or in my case 2- 4ohm subs so that each receive 200 watts a piece RMS. It's amazing how much power this amp has in such a small package. Clarity is top notch. It's ashamed having to have to place it behind the rear seat where no one can see it.

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chris

Charlotte, NC

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Great While It worked......

April 26, 2010

I purchased this amp a month or so ago. I had it setup to power 2 6x9 Infinity kappa's, 2 6.5 Infinity kappa's up front and 2 Polk 10" subs. The sound quality was excellent until I started hearing a high pitch squeal when the frequency knob for the sub was turned past 100 Hz or more. Then I took it on a 30 minute road trip and was listening to music pretty loud but clear then the amp shutdown. I pulled off the road and when I opened the trunk the burning smell was unbelievable. I could not believe that smoke was not coming out of the amp! I spoke with Kicker tech support as well as Sonic and was told there must be something wrong with my wiring. I could find nothing wrong. When I spoke with Sonic customer support again I was informed that this amp cannot work with 2ohm speakers (Infinity Kappa's) even though both Sonic and kicker site said it should. I wound up sending it back and decided to order another brand. I figured that it may have been a bad amp. I have replaced it with an Infinity Kappa 4 and a MTX JH600 and so far could not be happier. I will review the Kappa 4 later on after good burnin time. The JH600 review has been written.

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Mitch

Madison, MS

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You can't go wrong with this one!

March 22, 2010

I recently purchased this amp with single solo baric L7. This amp was more than I could have imagined considering it is a 5 channel amp. It also makes the solo baric L7 8in slam. Don't think this amp could make any 8in sub slam. Most would probably blow as quickly as you hooked them up. This amp puts out some real power. My birth sheet was rated at 975 watts, that is 275 watts over the 700 watts that kicker quotes. I have not bought my mids and highs yet so i can't say anything about the high amplification power but if it powers them as well as the lows i can't wait. Here is my final stance, if I was doing this over again I would chose this amp every time, especially for my setup now (why buy two amps when one amp can do everything and get the job done just as well if not better). Thank you, sonic for have such knowledgeable staff and stocking such great products.

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CoCo

Louisiana

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best amp for the buck and for simple system

January 13, 2010

i bought this amp and put 2 solo baric L5 8s , 4 ks 6.5 and 4 ks6x9s on it this thing rocks recommend a capacitor it sucks some juice but anything kicker makes is def worth buying

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ben

Kenya

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pure quality

December 9, 2009

this is an excellent amplifier. you won't regret. the amplification is crystal clear. but ensure that it is installed by a professional who knows his stuff otherwise it will generate noise through the speakers.

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daniel

clinton, NJ

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awesome amp

October 5, 2009

this amp is great for powering a whole system. came out of the box with a birth sheet of 997 RMS. runs a 10" solo baric and 4 jls in my car and it screams!! if you want one amp to power a serious system this is the one. great price, great power.

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Jason

MI, MI

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Good amp

September 7, 2009

Sounded good until, I tried adjusting the gain on the amp and it just quit working. Kicker seem to make good products so, I think that I just got a bad amp.

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Stephen

Canada

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Good Product

February 12, 2009

Great sales person. Fast and low cost shipping to Canada. I would buy from Sonic again.

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Bennett

Silver Spring, MD

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Great amp especially for OEM integration

June 9, 2008

Very clean sounding amp. Very versatile especially for OEM headunits. The newest model with built in speaker level inputs, auto turn on, and sub channel input from amp channel 1-2, makes wiring this amp to my OEM headunit very simple. I would definitely recommend Kicker amps to anyone.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

08ZX700.5

UPC

713034041702

Weight

15.00lbs

Internal SKU

08zx7005

Internal Product ID

11535

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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