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Kicker ZX700.5

700W RMS, 5-Channel ZX Series Amplifier

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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-2006 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 them 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.

Kicker FIT Fail Safe Integration Technology

Kicker Fail Safe Technology (FIT):

Kicker has manufactured a new Fail-Safe Integration (FIT) technology into all of their amplifiers. The FIT technology uses isolated differential inputs in order to reject noise or electrical interferences, caused by engines, alternators or any other audio or video component throughout your vehicle. The differential inputs will use a muting circuit that will block out any additional noise that may stream down the line. The FIT technology will help created the cleanest and purest sound possible for any audio system. The Kicker FIT technology is setting the standard for high quality sound.

  • 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)
  • FIT (Fail-Safe Integration Technology) utilizes differential inputs to reject noise and electrical interference for the quietest operation possible and ultimate audio clarity
  • 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: 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.

2011 Kicker Authorized Online Dealer and eBay Seller

Product History:

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Kicker 10ZX700.5 thumbnail
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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 chan. + 210 watts x 1 chan.
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 chan. + 420 watts x 1 chan.
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 chan. (at 4 ohms) + 420 watts x 1 chan. (at 2 ohms)

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.

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 
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

Rating Distribution

5 Star
78%
4 Star
11%
3 Star
11%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.4
Value
4.8
Features
4.6
Design
4.7
Usability
4.9
Justin

Greenville, SC

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BUYER BEWARE

March 2, 2013

If you looking for a modest lil 5 channel amp to run your system this IS NOT the amp for you... this thing is a beast !!!! I've owned 5 channel amps in the past and they were for the most part just unbalanced and under powered....This thing is monster and will beat your highs and lows to death unless you have quality components and can handle some serious power... already had to replace my subs and door speakers are next.. .make no mistake this amp far exceeds power ratings and will easily push every part of your system with lil effort... and for the price its a wonderful buy.

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Brad

Canada

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No regrets!

March 11, 2012

This is the second Kicker 700.5 that I have owned. I have had zero problems with them. Excellent amps. Plenty of clean power!

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Allan

Howell, MI

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Kicker Amps are the best

February 20, 2012

Lets just first start by saying that this amp was certified way more powerful than advertised. Kicker just gives you awesome power when you buy their amps. I have it running 4 Kicker components and a 12" Re Audio sub (@ 2 Ohms) in a sealed enclosure. Man does it do the job. Been running it mounted behind some interior trim pieces way in the back of my Ford Flex. Mounted it about 1/2 inch off my piece of MDF and not running a fan. Bumpin for about 6 months now and its never over heated and have had no issues period. Nothing bad to say about this amp period. Thanks Sonic. And Thank You Kicker.

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Hector

cibolo, TX

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Great Amp

January 26, 2012

The amp is a great 5-channel amp. It's great for the price and runs all speakers with alot more power left. Good amp and great price.

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Duditude

Philadelphia

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All-in-one

December 10, 2011

Purchased & instlled the 11ZX700.5. Sonic transaction was very smooth, UPS delivery on the exact day projected. Using the amp with Alpine HU, Kappa's - components in the front, coax in back doors, one 10" sub in sealed box. Sound is very good, power certs came in much higher than 700w, still dialing in the sound, between the HU & amp there are a lot of controls for configuring the sound. It's installed and I am happy with it.

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Matt Dallas

Dallas, Texas

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Even above average user will be pleased.

November 20, 2011

Large amp. Big, super clean performance! A great all in one amp with plenty of adjustment to personalize your sound preference. I'm running 2 Rockford Fosgate 6x9's up front and 2 kicker 5-1/4's in the rear doors of a full size 4 door ram truck. Also 2 kicker 10 inch subs with a custom pro box under back seats. Poly fill box makes everybody think I'm running 12's. Amp is actually rated at 936w. Kicker under promises and over performs.

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EVAN

HOLIDAY, FL

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Very Pleased

September 11, 2011

First off, I'm not a car audio buff so I won't be using any technical terms. Currently my Kicker ZX700.5 is pushing 4 Rockford Fosgate door speakers (2x 6 1/2's and 2x 6X9's I believe) and my RF 10" sub in '05 Maxima. In the 6 months I've had everything installed, I haven't been able to turn the volume up all the way for fear of blowing out an eardrum. The ZX700.5 pushes every component of my setup way beyond the human capacity of hearing without any distortion. It is extremely sleek and pleasing to the eye and fits my setup perfectly.

That being said, it is large so it will not hide under anyone's back car seats, although it will probably fit under the bench seats of a truck. My ZX700.5 also overheats after about an 1 hour of hard play if the rear seats are not down allowing airflow to the trunk. As long as it has airflow from the cabin, it powers through hours and hours of ear bleeding music. The overheating problem probably wouldn't be an issue if I didn't live in Florida which tends to keep my trunk at a roasty 100 degrees for most of the year. Overall it is a great looking amp that I would highly recommend.

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Al

Los Lunas, NM

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Good Value and installation options.

May 15, 2011

If you are looking for a good amplifier to power a reasonable 4 channel and mono sub setup; it's a good value for the money.

You won't need an LOC either. the built in feature works well. Crossover does its job.

Powering a Solo Classic 10", MM6501's and MM6521.

Get the sub level controller. For an amp like this; Kicker really should include it as it would be what makes this amp an excellent value over just a good one.

It will run a bit warm. Make sure you have a good ground and decent ventilation to minimize this.

I would recommend it without hesitation.

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john

Australia

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April 27, 2011

Good amp, I'm running 4 Kicker QS65.2 speakers and 2 Kicker CVT8.4 subs.
Wish it had a bit more power on the speaker channel through.
75wrms x4@4ohms just aint enough, wish it was close to 100.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

11ZX7005

UPC

713034054832

Weight

15.00lbs

Internal SKU

11zx7005

Internal Product ID

31882

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