Expert Service 1-877-289-7664 [Hours]

Boom. SUBTEMBER is here!

Kicker CX300.1 (12CX3001)

300W RMS, Class D Mono Block CX Series Car Amplifier

In Stock
|

List price $169.95

$149.95

with warranty

You Save: $20.00 (11.77%)

Arrives by Wednesday, Sept. 24 to zip 98144

Add an Extended Warranty

Fast, Free Shipping

Within the US 48

60-Day Money-Back

Hassle Free Returns

Low Price Guarantee

Seen it for less? Click here

365-Day Coverage

Warranty assistance for a year

In Stock

Arrives by Wed, Sept. 24

Get FAST answers from customers ASK a Question See questions answers

Bundled Savings with this Product

20% Off XS Power Battery with Purchase of Select Amplifiers!

20% Off XS Power Battery XP950 with Purchase of Select Amplifiers!

26.00

64239

827

Kicker CX300.1 (12CX3001)

$149.95

+

20% OFF

XS Power XP950

$129.99

Special Price $103.99 ($129.99 if purchased separately)

XS Power XP950

• 12-Volt Deep Cycle AGM Power Cell
• Sealed Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) Design
• Can Be Used As a Replacement For Your Vehicles Standard Battery
• Max Amps – 950

Free Gift: 1.0 Farad Capacitor with Amp Purchase!

Free Belva 1.0 Farad Capacitor with the purchase of a select amplifier. Simply Click the "Add Both to Cart" button to the right.

29.99

64239

480

Kicker CX300.1 (12CX3001)

$149.95

+

100% OFF

Belva BB1D

$29.99

Special Price $0 ($29.99 if purchased separately)

Belva BB1D

• 1.0 Farad Power Capacitor
• Perfect for Systems up to 1000 Watts
• Audible Warning
• Red Voltage Display
• Mounting Brackets Included

(Offer 1 of 2)

Combined Total Price

$253.94

You Save $26.00

CX Amp Vertical Mount

Why Choose Kicker CX Series Amplifiers:

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 Always Exceeds Rated Power

General Features:

  • CX Series Single-Channel Class D Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 150 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 300 watts x 1 chan.
  • Max power output: 600 watts x 1 chan.
  • Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Variable Bass Boost (0 to +12 dB bass boost at 40 Hz)
  • Single channel operation
  • Speaker-level (high-level) inputs with signal sensing for automatic turn-on
  • Preamp RCA outputs to daisy chain multiple amps
  • 3-way protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Dual speaker terminals simplify the hookup of multiple speakers
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heat-sink
  • 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, 12 dB/octave)
  • Subsonic filter (24 dB at 25 Hz)
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Frequency response: 25-200 Hz
  • 8 gauge power and ground wiring is required for installation. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits from our website when purchased together with this amplifier.
  • Dimensions: 7-3/16"W x 8-1/8"D x 2-3/8"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty
Also Found As: CX3001, 12-CX3001, 12 CX 3001

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.
150 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.
300 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. 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.
600 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.
CX (Kicker)
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.

600 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.

300 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.
8 AWG
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
2 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.
0.1%
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.
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
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
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 - 12 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.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
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

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
75%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
4.8
Features
4.3
Design
5.0
Usability
5.0

Robert

Fresno, CA

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability

Kicker 300 Watt Class D Sub Amp

April 25, 2014

I have been very pleased, so far, with this amp. The Connectors are of Very Good Quality. The Unit is Small and easy to fit under my Seat. I have not Tuned my System yet, as I need to replace the Factory Speakers and don't want to do it all over again. It is definitely added the Bottom End to my System without any Tweeking. I play my System as loud as I can without causing much Distortion. After driving to or from work, I've touched the Amplifier to see how warm it is. It is Cold. Not Cool, but Cold. I'm running Two 4 Ohm Sub Voice Coils in Parallel for a Two Ohm Load. I am very impressed. The only Negative, if you can call it that, is that my Stereo has only 1 Sub Out, but the Amp has Two Inputs. I had to add a "Y" to feed both Inputs. (Without the "Y", the Amplifier was noticably Lower in Volume.) I am very happy with this purchase.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

justin

salina, KS

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability

big things come in small packages

April 1, 2014

just as the title states this is bar none the best bang for your buck works perfectly in my pickup. pros: just as you would expect from kicker, exactly whatthe description states cons: disappointed that it did not com with the remote bass and no kicker stickers all i all anther great product from kicker and another satsified costumer from sonicelectronix

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Ryan

Santa Clarita, CA

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability

Quite surprised

January 19, 2014

This tiny little amp really puts out a good amount of power. As always with kicker it's cleaaaaan. I ended up wanting more watts in the end but this is a very high quality amplifier. Not the most featured amp but it performs well in tight spaces. Gets warm but not hot.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Anthony

Canada

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability

Perfect amp for my subs

August 4, 2013

Bought this amp with the Kicker 10DC102 subs and they're a perfect match for each other. no over heating whats so ever. great amp.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

NVX XKIT82 8-Gauge Wiring Kit

In case you didn't know, NVX has top notch wire and this kit has everything you need!

Your Price $49.99

Kicker CK8 8-Gauge Wiring Kit

Get a Kicker wiring kit to match your new Kicker amplifier!

Your Price $49.95

Belva BAK82

Complete 8 Gauge Amplifier Wiring Kit with 2-Channel RCA Interconnects

Your Price $17.99

NVX XBG3PK 1/0 Gauge OFC Big 3 Upgrade Kit

Comes with everything you need to upgrade your power and ground wire.

Your Price $59.99

Kicker Big 3 Package 1/0 Gauge Big 3 Upgrade Kit

Get all you need including wire cutters to upgrade your power and ground wire.

Your Price $149.99

Belva BBG3KT CCA 1/0 Gauge Big Three Kit

Features everything needed to upgrade factory power and ground wire.

Your Price $39.99

StreetWires FB8

8 Gauge Firewall Bushing

Your Price $6.95

NVX XDBU4 - Top of the Line!

Distribution Block with Two 1/0 or 4 AWG Inputs and Four 4 or 8 AWG Outputs

Your Price $17.99

Professional Installation for your Car Power Amplifier

Covers labor charges through our professional installer network.

Your Price $89.99

Kicker KI24 K-Series RCA Audio Interconnect Cable

4 Meters (13 ft.) 2-Channel K-Series RCA Audio Interconnect Cable

Your Price $16.95

NVX XIV25 V-Series 2-Channel RCA Cable

16.4 ft of V-Series 2-Channel RCA Audio Premium Interconnect Cable with Dual Twisted Pair Hyper-Flex Technology

Your Price $11.99

NVX XWS1225 12 AWG Speaker Wire

25 ft. of True 12 Gauge 100% Copper EnvyFlex Speaker Cable/Wire

Your Price $39.99

NVX XWS1625 16 AWG Speaker Wire

25 ft. of True 16 Gauge 100% Copper EnvyFlex Speaker Cable/Wire

Your Price $13.99

Belva BBSW127 12 AWG Speaker Wire

12 Gauge 7 Meter (23 Ft) Speaker Wire (CCA)

Your Price $14.99

Belva BBSW167 16 AWG Speaker Wire

16 Gauge 7 Meter (23 Ft) Speaker Wire (CCA)

Your Price $12.99

The Install Bay IB-CAP1F

True 1.0 Farad Car Audio Capacitor for up to 1000W Max

Your Price $37.99

e2 ECAP1 by Scosche - Mid-Level 1 Farad

Digital 1.0 Farad Car Audio Capacitor for up to 1000W Max

Your Price $49.99

Scosche SPL Meter SPL1000F

Handheld boomSTICK measures your SPL range from 60 to 135 dB

Your Price $21.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-102

High Frequency Test CD specifically designed for the set-up and evaluation of sound system imaging and placement.

Your Price $11.99

Browse 4 questions and 11 answers
Hide answersShow all answers | Sort by
Why did you choose this?
Sonic Electronix Store
great amp
jimmy p on Aug 3, 2014
I have dual clarion subs in a box, that i got around the year 2000. they are 1000watts, but i need help in finding an amplifier to go with them??. i dont know much about the subs, but whatever i do know, i wrote in down in the question. if someone has the info, plz respond to this. thank you :)
karan on Aug 20, 2014
Best Answer: First you'll have to find out more info on your subs, you need to know if there single or dual voice coils; svc or dvc. If you bought the box premade you should be able to find out online but, if someone built the box you'll have to open it to check.... From there you can get the model numbers, look them up and find out there ohms and wattage. This info will determine how to wire your subs and which to buy then it's up to you to decide your budget... I would be more than happy to help you find an amplifier once you do some leg work and get the info above!
Reply · Report · Ken K on Aug 21, 2014
· Add Answer · I Have This Question Too (0)
Would this amp match up well with a Kicker 40CWRT672 (dual voice coils) with 2 ohm impedance?
Josh W on Sep 15, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Josh,

YES! Perfect match! The Kicker CompRT672 is a Dual-2ohm subwoofer asking for ~150w RMS. Being a Dual-2ohm, your options are to wire down to 1ohm or up to 4ohms. Obviously, you will want to wire in SERIES up to 4ohms, to get the proper 150w RMS from the amp. DO NOT WIRE ANY OTHER WAY! YOU WILL NOT, MAGICALLY, GET ANY MORE POWER. Repeat; you must wire in Series to a 4ohm final load.

http://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/woofer_configurations.asp?Q=1&I=22#results
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Sep 15, 2014
· Add Answer · I Have This Question Too (0)
I have 2 subs- 125 watts at 4 ohms each. Im wiring them parallel to get 2 ohms with combined 250 watts. Will the Kicker CX300.1 work? I see it is 300 watt RMS which will work, correct? I do see its also 600 peak watts. Safe? Iv been doing my research but need to double check with pros. Thanks.
A shopper on Sep 1, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,

Assuming your subs are Single-4ohm (or you have two Dual-2ohm subs individually wired up to 4ohms), then YES this is a great match, and is safe. It will NOT Void your warranty as long as you practice restraint and don't blow the subs. We often slightly overpower our setups, in order to reach the potential of the subs well before the potential of the amp - which will stress the amp if it were the other way.
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Sep 2, 2014
· Add Answer · I Have This Question Too (0)

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

CX300.1

UPC

713034059806

Weight

5.00lbs

Internal SKU

12cx3001

Internal Product ID

64239

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 CX300.1 (12CX3001)

  • Kicker CX Car Amplifier Series
  • How to Install a Car Amplifier