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06ZX300.1 ZX Series Class A/B Monoblock Amplifier

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  • Class A/B Monoblock Subwoofer Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 150 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 300 watts x 1 chan.
  • Remote Bass Control Included
    • Selectable +12dB Boost @ 40Hz
  • 12dB Subsonic Filter @ 25Hz
  • Mounting Hardware and Wiring Accessory Pack Included
  • Frequency Response: 25Hz - 80Hz, +0, -1dB
  • Low Pass Crossover Fixed at 80Hz, 24dB per octave
  • CEA-2006 Compliant
  • 8-gauge power and ground leads recommended. Contact us for information regarding a discount on a select amplifier kit when purchased together.
  • Dimensions: 13 1/2"L x 9 5/8"W x 2 1/8"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 2-year Manufacturer's warranty

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker ZX300.1 (11ZX300.1))
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker ZX300.1 (10ZX300.1))
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker 08ZX300.1)

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.

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 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.

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 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.

900 watts x 1 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.
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
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.

900 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.
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.
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)
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.

Fixed at 80 Hz
Subsonic Filter
Allows you to block (filter) ultra-low frequencies that your subs cannot reproduce.
0 - 25 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.
96 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 - 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.
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.
25A x 2 
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
78%
4 Star
22%
3 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
4.7
Features
4.2
Design
4.8
Usability
4.7
nik

round pond maine

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crazy

November 20, 2009

this thing is crazy we have it pushing a 800 watt pioneer subwoofer and it just about makes your ears bleed

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Desmond

Appomattox, VA

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great all around

September 6, 2009

my neighbor has one he pushes two hifonics hifi subs both at 300 rms this amp is great shake mine and his house

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TJ

Glendale, KY

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AWESOME AMP!!!

June 24, 2009

I have one of these pushing one 12" 07CVR. in my s10 this amp make the back glass rattle. the first day i had it i had ppl turning around in their cars to see what was going on...only bad thing is it gets really hot...i think its bcuz i have it in the back and it can't get much air...but overall it's a BEAST of an amp. The 300 is RMS not peak and my sub can handle 400 but its still quite the treat

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Neil350

Houston, Texas

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Great Amp

December 19, 2008

I used this Amp with a single Kicker CVR10, for my set this works great. It's mounted on a custom rack in my Trans Am. Good looking amp, came packaged well from Kicker. I have had no issues with it, would recomend.

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Brandon

portland, OR

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kiker is teh way to go

July 31, 2008

yet again kicker has amazed me. this little amp is a power house, i payed for 300 watts rms and its rated at 350 rms and boy can this thing pound a sub to its limit

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Dalewyn

Robbins, NC

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Great Amp!!!!

July 11, 2008

Bought this amp for my two KICKER C12, It pushes them to the limit, don't be fooled by the 300 watts that it is rated at because that is the RMS wattage, not the max. It also comes with a bass knob which enables you to turn the bass completely down if needed to do so. If you are looking for a Cheap Nice sounding system don't hesitate to get this amp.

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Derek

Linden, MI

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Great Amp

July 10, 2008

This is one of the best amps i've ever owned!
This amp hits the highs the lows, and the in-betweens with awesome clarity, and you cant beat the price. Don't let the 300 watts scare you away this amp pushes harder bass than a 1000 watt amp, also the 300 watts is what its pushing rms. I suggest buying two if you want extreme bass, don't get me wrong one of these will do you just fine but to get the brain jarring bass i would suggest buying two. Thats what i did and to tell you the truth i cant really hear anymore.

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abraham

San Antonio, TX

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December 14, 2006

I purchased this amp to use on a pair of 12 inch kicker comp subs rated at 150 watts rms each. Im running the subs at 2 ohms and this amp really pushes them hard and loud.The bass remote knob is also a good feature. It lets you turn the bass almost completely off, if you ever need to. Its a good clean sounding amp, the only thing I didn't like it that you can regulate the crossover because it built in to the amp and its allready pre set, and the subsonic filter can't be turn off. The sub sonic filter is to block any frequency below 25hz, which below that range can't be heard with the human ear but can be felt through vibration.Overall is a good amp I'm happy with it so far even though I think the should of made it with more features, like the ones I described.

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Josh

Ft. Collins, CO

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Kicker ZX300.1

November 1, 2006

I've had this amp for about 2 months running a 10" kicker cvr sub and it works fantastic. It has plenty of power and I especially like the remote bass control. nice amp

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

ZX300.1

UPC

713034026501

Weight

9.50lbs

Internal SKU

06zx3001

Internal Product ID

6750

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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