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5-Band Parametric Equalizer EQ w/ Kicker Remote Level Bass Control Input

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The KQ5 slices the spectrum into five bands with variable center frequencies. Cut/boost is 12dB, and output is a strong 7 volts. Two sets of inputs allow line switching, and front/rear outputs have fader control. There's even a knob that lets you control bass boost on most KICKER amps right from your dash.

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Kicker KQ5 Features

  • 5-Band Parametric EQ
  • 2 Sets of RCA Inputs
  • Frequency Ranges:
    • Bass: 40 Hz - 90 Hz
    • Midbass: 125 Hz - 250 Hz
    • Upper Midrange: 300 Hz - 750 Hz
    • Upper Midrange: 1 kHz - 4 kHz
    • Treble: 6 kHz - 20 kHz
  • Cut/Boost: +/- 12 dB
  • Input Sensitivity: 950 mV - 9.6V
  • Output Level: 7V RMS
  • Front/Rear Fader
  • 1/2 DIN EQ for in-dash or under-dash installs (underdash brackets are included)
  • Remote Bass Level Control: Control your Kicker amp's bass boost from the EQ
  • EQ Defeat/Bypass
  • Line 1/Line 2 Input Selector
  • input/output clipping indicator lights
  • Dual Illumination Green/Orange
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 95 dB
  • 7-1/4"W x 1-1/16"H x 5-1/4"D
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Equalizer Specifications

Type of Equalizer
This determines the way the equalizer processes the signal from the source unit. A parametric equalizer allows to you adjust the center point of the frequency band you are adjusting as well the bandwidth which can be narrowed or widened. A graphic equalizer has fixed frequency bands and bandwidth and only the frequency bands can be adjusted. A digital equalizer uses a software program to tune your system.
A graphic equalizer typically has more adjustable bands and is less expensive, whereas a parametric will have fewer bands but offer a greater level of control and provide more tuning options. Digital equalizers will tune your system with the most detail and precision but require a computer and are typically a little higher in price.
Parametric
Equalizer Bands
The number of graphic or parametric equalizer bands the receiver has. The better the EQ, the more likely you will be able to "tweak" your sounds to your desire.
5 band
Equalizer Frequencies
The frequency range that allows control of the center frequency of each equalization band.
40-90Hz, 125-250Hz, 350-750Hz, 1-4kHz. 6-20kHz
Built-in Bass Reconstruction
Bass reconstructors, or bass enhancers, improve low frequency reproduction in a car audio system with at least one subwoofer. These bass expander products will help your subs produce accurate bass thumps.
No
Line Driver
A line driver is a small amplifier used to support the strength of the audio signal coming from the source unit.
No
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
Total Number of Inputs
This is the total number of input connections that go into the unit.
2
Total Number of Outputs
This is the total number of output connections that the unit will produce.
2
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
Black
Signal Boost/Cut
The available signal boost or cut for each of the frequency bands.
12 dB
Max Output Level
The maximum level (in volts) of signal output. A higher level will increase the clarity and boost your signal.
7 volts

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

Rating Distribution

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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.5
Value
4.8
Features
4.5
Design
4.8
Usability
4.5
jay

fl

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solid eq

January 16, 2012

This is an awesome piece to add to your system. I currently have this unit installed. The pros, this thing has a high 7volt rms signal outputs, the ability to adjust 5 frequency within the kickers supplied ranges, 12db cut/boost on knobs associated with the 5 bands, has a built in bass knob, line switching feature, clipping indicators and green & amber change setting. The cons, only cons are stupid really and are senseless to list. Overall the kq5 is an awesome piece to add and just the look of this in your dash screams kicker performance.

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Wetajoe

Rockport tx

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Works great

April 14, 2014

This eq works perfectly for my application good value for the money

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James

Quincy, IL

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Great EQ

June 30, 2012

This little EQ offers alot of control for the many types of music I listen to. just a small turn of one of the knobs and the guitars really jump out. You wont go wrong with this EQ.

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JAMES

WYELLOWSTONE MT

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kicker !!!!!

October 20, 2011

If you own a kicker amplifier and a kicker subwoofer you will not know what kicker actually means unless you have one of these i own two kicker solo baric l7 and i hooked up this equalizer to my kicker IX1000.1 amp it shattered my windshield the week after i had replaced my windshield due to it being cracked brand new winshield shattered this is a must buy if i could rate this product it would be more then a five star i give it a 6 star rating

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Can I use the KQ5 in combo with a Kicker Front Row? If so, where would it go in the signal chain and how would you connect them? I am planning to use a line driver coming out of a factory head unit.
Larry R on Aug 16, 2015
Best Answer: Hello Larry,

The KQ5 will go prior to the Front Row. Just make sure with the Front Row you, or whomever is handling the install, doesn't filter out the frequencies your are boosting. Silly, but we have seen it happen. The connections are fairly self explanatory, all RCAs, and Front to Front + Rear to Rear . Obviously the the KQ5 doesn't have a Sub output, so that will have to come from your LOC. (Hopefully it is a proper one, like the Audiocontrol LC6i) .
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IS KQ5T FOR MOUNTING UNDER THE DASH OR IN THE DASH?
CHUCK on Dec 17, 2014
Best Answer: Both I custom cut mine in under my deck and looks sharp!! And the product is outstanding!
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

KQ5

UPC

713034007265

Weight

2.00lbs

Internal SKU

03kq5

Internal Product ID

3847

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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