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Kicker PXA500.1 (42PXA5001)

500W RMS Ultra Compact PXA Series Monoblock 2-Ohm Stable Subwoofer, Mini Powersports/ATV/Motorcycle/Car/Boat Amplifier

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Kicker PXA500.1 Amplifier

Real-World Open-Air Sound

The sound output is undeniably KICKER. PXA Amps take into account real-world, open-air listening in powersports applications, smartly directing precious power where it succeeds - in the 40-to-250-hertz frequency range where a biker or rider can truly hear and feel it in the open air. It also contains a differential audio circuit that reduces engine noise in the audio system for low T.H.D. (total harmonic distortion) and superb clarity at high volumes.



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Easy Install Anywhere

PXA-Series Amps are specifically designed for motorsports use with small battery/charging systems, and in an incredibly small footprint that can be installed in motorcycle saddle bags or fairings, glove compartments and other previously unusable spaces. No-rust, stainless-steel mounting hardware and a single Molex plug containing all wiring connections makes for easy installation into any application.




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General Features:

  • PXA-Series 2-Channel Mini Powersports/ATV/Motorcycle/Car/Boat Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 250 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 500 watts x 1 chan.
  • Total RMS power output: 500 watts
  • Optional Kicker Bass Remote Control Knob Available, Sold Separately: Kicker CXARC
  • KICKER KISL compatible for easier install
  • RCA & High-Level Inputs Connections
  • Weather-resistant with a conformal-coated circuit board
  • Specifically designed for motorized vehicles
  • No-rust, stainless-steel mounting hardware and a single Molex plug
  • Two auto turn-on modes (DC offset or 12-volt trigger)
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Low level: 125mV - 5V
    • High level: 250mV - 10V
  • Frequency Response: 25 - 120 Hz
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 95 dB
  • Active Crossover: 24dB/octave, selectable 60, 80, 100, or 120 Hz lo-pass
  • Subsonic Filter: 24dB/octave, hi pass fixed at 25 Hz
  • KickEQ™ Bass Boost: Selectable 0dB or +6dB, centered at 40Hz
  • Fuse Rating: 45A x 1 (external)
  • 8 gauge power and ground wiring is recommended for installation**. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits from our website when purchased together with this amplifier.
  • Dimensions: 3.44"W x 8.25"L x 1.63"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

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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.
250 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.
500 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.
PXA (Kicker)
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 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.

500 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
Minimum Impedance Bridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is bridged.
Not Bridgeable
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 - with included adapter
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.

60 - 120 Hz
Subsonic Filter
Allows you to block (filter) ultra-low frequencies that your subs cannot reproduce.
25 Hz Fixed
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 - 6 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.
No
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.
45A x 1 
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.
No

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great amp!

April 28, 2016

Nice and compact weatherproof unit. Was able to mount it in a tight space as a sub amp. This amp pushes my kicker rt10 sub hard! Sound is awesome. Will be adding the same amp to my wife's system. Should have bought it long ago.

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Model Number

42PXA5001

UPC

713034073758

Weight

2.60lbs

Internal SKU

42pxa5001

Internal Product ID

94235

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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