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ZX Series 5-Channel Amplifier 06ZX700.5

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  • 5-Channel Amplifier with Class D 5th Channel for Subwoofer(s)
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 70 watts x 4 chan. + 210 watts x 1 Class D Sub channel
    • 2 ohms: 85 watts x 4 chan. + 420 watts x 1 Class D Sub channel
    • 4 ohms (bridged): 130 watts x 2 chan. + 420 watts x 1 chan. (2 ohms sub channel, 210 watts @ 4 ohms)
  • Bass Boost Remote Control: 0 - 18dB at 40Hz
  • CEA-2006 Compliant
  • 24dB per octave Crossover:
    • Active at 50Hz - 200Hz
    • High Pass, Low Pass, or Full-Pass selectable
  • 4 gauge power/ground leads
  • Dimensions: 20"L x 9 5/8"W x 2 1/8"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 2-year Manufacturer's warranty

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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 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.

Front 4 Channels: Class AB; Subwoofer 5th Channel: Class 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
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.
4 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.
Yes
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 

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
2 years
Labor Warranty Duration
2 years
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
90%
4 Star
10%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
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1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.9
Value
4.8
Features
4.9
Design
4.7
Usability
5.0

Keith

Castaic, CA

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powerfull

December 5, 2013

After 5 years amplifier is still running strong with clean power

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Tryme1x

Atlanta,Ga

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Great amp!

November 27, 2010

I put this amp in a 2011 Honda Ridgeline. It is powering a JL Audio Stealthsub. I ran out of funds after Purchasing the sub, amp, an MTX Req5, capacitor, street wires, and installation cost, so I was going to wait on the front and rear stock speakers. This setup is jamming and the amp was all I needed to bring the stock speakers alive. This setup sounded so good, that when I went and purchases a set of Polk Dxi6500 components for the front and some Dxi650 for the rear the installer at B*** B**, said leave it alone until the stocks blow, because it sounded so good. I then took back my speakers and I'm now saving up for some Polk Audio SR6500 so that I can really have a great starter system. Buy this amp and a sub, remove the bass from the front and rears and enjoy a nice system until you can afford more!

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Patlier

Jamaica

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ATOMIC BOMB

August 13, 2009

Had a boss 1000W amp before and this amp could not drive itself. But this kicker is kicking a**,it has so much extra power (1080 tested) that i now can hardly play my system over a 1/4 volume. I have a polk 6.5" and sony explod 6x9 and they are screaming good. For the sub i have a kicker 10" CVR, but this amp is too much for it. Was told by my installer that i will need a CVR 12" to really benefit from the amp, he also said i need to upgrade my mids to component speakers to handle this power. A capacitor is a must too. An awesome product which tests at nearly 50% more than advertised. That is,the 5th channel is pushing close to 600 watts at 2 Ohms.

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DEL RIO

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THIS AMP IS KICK A@@ !!!!

July 24, 2009

THIS AMP POWERS A SET OF KICK PODS IN A 85 CHEVY AND 4 MIDS AND AN L 7 15" IN THE CONSOLE AND IT JAMS ALL DAY LONG@!!@!!!

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WEDO

Phoenix

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Kicker ZX700.5

January 29, 2009

I own this amp it is one of the best amps for this application! I own a 2005 chevy silverado crew cab, not much room behind the seat but managed to build a box behind the seat for 3- Kicker C10 woofers. Yes pretty amazing, and the seat goes right back and locks into place. I am only running 3 of the 5 channels (amp 1 & amp 3) each at 1 ohm! I can play it at high volume all day never shuts down or go into protect mode. Gets a little warm but never like the old rockford fosgate hot! I'm happy with no complaints!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Carlos

San Diego, CA

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BEST AMP EVER

February 20, 2008

I'm powering 4 ks65.2 kicker components and a cvx10 in a vented box.. and this is the louder, cleanest, and best sound system i ever heard.. for being honest I wasn't expecting that much for this amp.. combined with the kicker speakers and sub it makes a great sound system.. the bass is incredible and the clarity of the speakers is amazing.. I can turn up to 3/4 and you can hear the music.. music.. not just the bass or the overpower tweeter.. you can hear music from 2 block away..even on downtown were is very noisy every body hears you..I'm not a fan of being bye the streets with loud music but with this amp its a must

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Estevan

Long Beach, CA

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Great Amp!!

October 12, 2007

This is by far the best amp I've ever owned. Kicker makes some great amps. It powers my entire system without putting a strain on my stock electrical system. I wouldn't trade it for any other amp in the world.

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Douglas

Gastonia, NC

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Enough power for an entire vehicle.

October 12, 2007

This amp does exactly what it's supposed to - power every speaker in a vehicle. It's basically three amps in one, and separates it's output signals accordingly. Amp 1 is the front channel, Amp 2 rear, and Amp 3, a mono-block

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christopher

woodside, NY

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Strong amp and clean

November 1, 2006

Very underrated amp.. the sub output puts out close to 480 watts at 2 ohm. The 4 channels can be bridged to give a great set of components a full dose of power. Very strong and durable amp. Best bang for the buck.

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Peter

Keller, TX

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Best Kicker Amp Ever

April 21, 2006

This is the greatest amp I've ever owned, let alone the greatest Kicker amp. This baby powers all 4 of my subs by itself, which minimizes power drain and increses tunability. Sound quality is crisp and clear. My only qualm is that it was a little expensive, but then again, great Kicker quality is expensive.

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

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17 ft. 6-Channel 4000 Series Audio Interconnect Cable

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NVX XWS1625 16 AWG Speaker Wire

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

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

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

ZX700.5

UPC

713034026235

Weight

15.00lbs

Internal SKU

06zx7005

Internal Product ID

6572

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