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General FEatures

  • 1200 watts RMS x 1 at 1 ohm
  • 600 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
  • 300 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms
  • 1-ohm stable
  • speaker- and preamp-level inputs
  • preamp outputs
  • cooling fan
  • variable low-pass crossover (50-200 Hz, 12 dB per octave)
  • variable bass boost (0-18 dB) centered at 40 Hz with wired remote
  • three-way protection circuitry
  • Amp Strapping Circuit — allows you to connect a second KX1200.1 amplifier for double the power output
  • Dimensions (with end shrouds): 22-1/2"L x 2-1/2"H x 10"W
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 2-year Manufacturer's warranty

Product History:

Kicker 12ZXS1500.1 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Kicker 11ZX1500.1 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker ZXS1500.1 (12ZXS1500.1))
Kicker 10ZX1500.1 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker ZX1500.1 (11ZX1500.1))
Kicker 08ZX1500.1 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker ZX1500.1 (10ZX1500.1))
Kicker ZX1500.1 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker 08ZX1500.1 (ZX1500.1))
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker ZX1500.1)

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.

300 watts
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.

600 watts
RMS Power @ 1 ohm

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 1 ohm, 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.

1200 watts
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.

Not Bridgeable
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.

2400 watts approx. (1 ohm)

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.
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.
RMS Power @ 1 ohm
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 1 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.
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. 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. This is the peak power output for the amplifier's 5th channel.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
1 ohms
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.
Yes
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
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
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).
Yes
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
150A
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.

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
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
63%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
13%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.4
Value
4.1
Features
4.6
Design
4.5
Usability
5.0
lunatikz

Trinidad and Tobago

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great amp

October 7, 2010

i have one of this amp... i hook it up on two rockford fosgate t2 twelve's playing it at half oms.... this amps has great potential!!!! its a must have..

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edgar

Rio Rico, AZ

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its so kool

November 1, 2006

well this product is real cool and works well with the kicker L7 and L5 if you wont your subs to sound kool this is the amp for you

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Dustin

Wynne, AR

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Good Amp

February 25, 2006

I own one of these. I have it hooked up to 2 kicker L5 15's in a home made box. It really puts out the sound. All around it is a good amp. I have only had one problem with it. I blew it once. I had to have it sent off to kicker to have it repaired. Since ive gotten it back i have had no problems. The price here is alot cheaper than what mine cost. Good Deal.

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Chris

Leominster, MA

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To much money

January 9, 2006

my friend owns this amp powering a solo baric L5 and that thing pounds. he got all his stuff from our mall and he spent 1200$ on just AMP,SUB,BOX you can get way better than that from this site. But dont get me wrong his system slams. he has it in a GTI VR6 and the air moves soo much in that car it hurts my ears alot... if you have the money go ahead and buy it but you can get 2x the watts for the same price going HIFONICS.

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Josh

Owasso, OK

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Great Amp

October 11, 2005

I have one of these amps powering 2 Audiobahn 1206t's...wired into 1 ohm so its gettin 1200 RMS and wow its so loud...this amp is great its deffinatly worth every cent...

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jon

Temeculat, CA

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Awesome Amp!

September 16, 2005

I have two of these installed in my boat, one each to a Kicker Solobaric 15L7. I'm known around the river as the guy with so much bass in a little boat. These amps have been completely trouble free for two seasons. They flat out rock!

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ryan

baton rouge , LA

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May 17, 2005

kicker amps are probably the best in the business they are a little pricy but they are one of the cleanest amps ever made

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Derrick

Buffalo, NY

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Great amp

April 9, 2005

This amp is underrated every kicker amp comes with its own birth certificate it says 1200 watts at 1 ohm but it really is pushing out 1430 watts at 1 ohm true power unlike alot of these other amps. great amp buy it

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Great amplifier suggest by your experts to power my three 12 inch subs at 400watt rms
Ben N on Aug 29, 2014
Would these be able to power my three kicker l3's? 4 ohms dual voice coils and 800watt rms
Ben N on Aug 27, 2014
Best Answer: Hell Ben,

This may not be the best choice for your application. Considering wiring Three Dual-4ohm subwoofers in series/parallel will give you a 2.667 ohm final load [as opposed to 0.666 in parallel], this amp will only provide ~350w RMS PER Sub.
With that said, in order to get ~800w RMS @ 2.667ohm we must find an amp that is providing at least ~3000w RMS @ 2ohms. That calls for a VERY powerful amp; no LESS than the Kicker KX2400.1.

Kicker KX2400.1
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_69511_Kicker-KX2400.1-40KX2400.1.html
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Your web site and Kicker web site both do not show what size ANL fuse on these amps too use ?
A shopper on Dec 26, 2014
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

KX1200.1

UPC

713034016182

Weight

18.65lbs

Internal SKU

04kx12001

Internal Product ID

2349

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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