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Kicker 10IX1000.1

1000W RMS, Monoblock Class D IX Series Amplifier (IX10001)

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Class D KICKER Power

Introducing the newest line of Kicker amplifiers, the IX Series. For the first time ever in Kicker history, they have entered the world of full range Class D technology. The amplifiers have been carefully designed and engineered with the incredible attention to detail, intense research and development, as well as proprietary Kicker components that only Kicker amplifiers are made with. The result is a dependable and highly efficient Class D amplifier that can produce an enormous amount of power. The Kicker IX amplifiers also feature the smallest amp chassis that Kicker has ever manufactured. The compact size enables the amplifier to fit in the smallest compartments of the vehicle. These amps are so small that some installers have been able to put these amplifiers inside of a glove compartment! The amps are so efficient that they are able to run all day long with little current draw and very little heat generated. Even though the heat sink is less then 10" in length, the amps still are barely warm to the touch after hours of intense use. Kicker makes the choice easy. For a high-powered, highly efficient, and compact amplifier, choose the Kicker IX amplifiers.

1000 Watts of Real Kicker Power

When it comes to powering a subwoofer, there is no replacement for real power. The Kicker IX1000.1 is a single channel amplifier that will produce enough power for just about any subwoofer, or pair of subwoofers that you can connect to it. Inside the small chassis is a powerful amplifier that can produce 1000 watts of true Kicker power. The CEA-2006 compliance ensures that you are receiving at least the power ratings that Kicker lists here. Just like all other Kicker amplifiers, the ratings here are always exceeded, so you can be confidant that your system can have over 1000 watts of genuine, clean power. The efficiency of the 2010 IX amplifier keeps this amplifier running cool all day long with little strain on factory electrical systems. For those that desire to have a high-end audio system in their car, this monoblock IX amplifier is perfect for the installation. The small footprint of this amplifier makes installation easy because it can fit just about anywhere you want to put it. Under a seat, in the trunk, or behind a seat are just some of the few options that are popular for amplifier installation. The amp will run cool, even after long periods of use. By staying cool, you never have to worry about the amplifier over-heating or having any thermal problems. Matched perfectly with a single CompVX subwoofer or a pair of CompVR subs, the Kicker IX1000.1 is an incredible Class D monoblock amplifier with high power output.

 
Amplifier Features:
  • IX Series Monoblock Class D Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 550 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 1000 watts x 1 chan.
  • Max power output: 2000 watts
  • High-efficiency regulated MOSFET power supply
  • Remote bass level input (remote level control sold separately)
  • LED power (blue) and protect (red) indicators
  • Variable Bass Boost (0 to +18 dB bass boost at 40 Hz)
  • Optional Kicker 10IXSM stacking mounts available for a clean install
  • Optional vinyl skins for personalizing heat sinks available
  • Super-small footprint for easy mounting, decreased weight, and increased cargo space
  • Mono channel operation
  • Preamp RCA outputs
  • 5-Way System Protection circuitry (thermal, overload, speaker short protection, undervoltage, and overvoltage)
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heatsink for extreme heat dissipation
  • Nickel-plated RCA level inputs
  • Nickel-plated screw terminals
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Low level: 125mV-5V
    • High level: 250mV-10V
  • Variable low-pass filter (50-200 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Fixed subsonic filter (24 dB at 25 Hz)
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Frequency response: 25-200 Hz
  • Dimensions: 9-3/8"L x 7-7/8"W x 2-3/16"H
  • 4-gauge power and ground wiring is required for installation. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits when purchased together with this amplifier.
  • Item is a part of Kicker ProFit Group
  • 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, and Kicker 09PKD1.

Product History:

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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.

550 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 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.

1000 watts x 1 channels
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

2000 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.

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.
1 - Mono
Total Peak Power Output
The total peak power output is measured as the wattage per channel multiplied by the number of channels, and is calculated at the lowest level of operating impedance.

It is measured during a brief musical burst, such as a sudden drum accent. Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal.

The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

2000 watts
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.

1000 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.
4 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.
Not Bridgeable
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.
1 pair
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)
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
Subsonic Filter
Allows you to block (filter) ultra-low frequencies that your subs cannot reproduce.
25 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.
98 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
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
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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Warranty and Return Policy

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

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Usability
5.0
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August 25, 2011

Perfect Sound Quality.

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super clean power

April 1, 2011

This amp is a beast .. I have 2 of these in a Silverado crew cab each powers a dd 2512 .. and wow it is the loudest truck I have ever heard and it takes up hardly any space.. way better than my old punch 1000 bd

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

10IX1000.1

UPC

713034050803

Weight

8.00lbs

Internal SKU

10ix10001

Internal Product ID

21905

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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