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Kicker ZX700.5

700W RMS, 5-Channel ZX Series Amplifier

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  • ZX Series 5-Channel Class AB Car Amplifier with Class D Subwoofer Channel
  • 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 available and sold separately (Kicker 10ZXRC)
  • 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)
  • Variable low-pass filter (50-200 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • New front panel allows customization with decals
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Dimensions: 16-3/4"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.

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Kicker ZX700.5)
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker ZX700.5)
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker 08ZX700.5)

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.

700 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.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
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 
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
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.

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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

Rating Distribution

5 Star
88%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
13%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.1
Value
4.6
Features
4.3
Design
4.6
Usability
4.3
metalheadz001

Glendale, CA

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Great value, great performance

June 26, 2011

This is an amplifier that performs well for both decent sounding mids/highs but even better sub performance.

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Alex

Evanston, IL

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Great Affordable Amp

June 18, 2011

I bought this to power my Alpine Type-S components and coaxial's as well as a 10" Pioneer Sub. Right off the bat it was loud and clear. It even pushed the subwoofer nicely, although I would have liked a little more power. The front crossover setting controls make it easy to use and tune. Mine came with a certificate of power rating at 971 watts. Kicker is under ratted. Great bang for the buck.

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John

Australia

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Love the amp ZX700.5

April 14, 2011

I'm running 4x Kicker QS65.2 and 2x Kicker CVT8.4 of this amp and the sound quality is excellent, loud no but sq yes, It thumps the 2x 8" nice and hard, it makes them sound like a single 12" I'm very happy.

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MS

Chicago, IL

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Great Amp

March 21, 2011

Been using this for a while now, works well no major issues. It over heated once and shut itself down, but that was about 1 hr 45 minutes into a road trip with heavy use. Haven't had any issues like that since that one time. Did the install myself to the back side of the backseat in my 2006 Grand Prix. It was moderately challenging as this was my first 5 channel install, but once all the wires were connected and properly grounded. This amp did what it is supposed to do. Great bang for the buck product.

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The beast

Phila pa

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Kicker products are the best in the industry !!!

February 16, 2011

My kicker amp is crystal clear on the mids and highs . The bass is more than enough to make my car shake. In my opinion this amp is way under raited. It never overheats or shut off. For the money it can't be beat.

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Rez80

TN

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Loud N' Clear

October 1, 2010

I bought this amp after going through 3 other lower-grade amps within a month (it's honestly a good thing that Sonic Electronix has one of the BEST return/exchange policies on the market). Even though the power on the other amps were rated higher (80x4, 150x4, 100x4), this one amp blows them away BY FAR! Consistent, powerful, and clean sound - the best way to describe this! Kicker always under-rates their speakers. On the box it says 700W RMS, but on the Certified Power Rating Test it says 989W RMS. Yeah, it did cost a little more than the other amps, but it is well worth it in the long run AND since it is 5-Channels, you save trunk space! Honestly the best bang for the buck! Trust me, save the hassle and the return shipping costs and by this!

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G.L.

Jacksonville, FL

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Stop looking and buy this amp!!!

July 30, 2010

I am pushing a set of mm polk components, mm coaxials, and 2 JL 12W3's. My 4runner hits so hard with so much clarity I can't wait to drive to work. (at 6 a.m. none the less) I had a JL 500 mono block running these before and it can't touch this amp. Money to value is not comparable. It was a 700 and came rated at 960 WATTS !!! Buy it!! You won't regret it I promise.

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Bubba

California

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Wouldent recommend it

November 13, 2011

I have two sets of the focal ps-165, and jl c2 6.5 in the back, so a total of 6 speakers two in kick panels and 1 in each door of a crew cab pickup, from day one this amp has been cutting out and over heating. I have a rockford t1000bdcp for the bass i never have no problems with that amp but my kicker one makes my speakers sound bad, i know its not the speakers cause i went from rockford t1s to jl c5s to now the focals, i have the amp turned down all the way yet it still over heats, and shuts off, ill just stick with kicker subs.

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17 ft. 6-Channel 4000 Series Audio Interconnect Cable

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

10ZX700.5

UPC

713034050889

Weight

15.00lbs

Internal SKU

10zx7005

Internal Product ID

21952

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.

Product Name: Kicker ZX700.5