Car Amplifiers

Best Kicker Amp 2022 - Complete Buyer's Guide

Mike Cross
Updated Sep 8, 2022

Thinking of upgrading you car audio system? The Kicker Amp might just what you need to take your audio system to the next level. They are built for quality and consistent performance.

We have reviewed some of the best Kicker amps in the market today. Depending on your power and performance requirements, you will definitely  find an amp that fits all your needs.

Kicker Amp 2020 Buyer's Guide

  1. NEW Kicker 12CX12001 1200 Watt Amp Monoblock Car Audio MonoD Power Sub Amplifier

This kicker amp compact and can fit in very tight spaces. You will immediately the sound difference with other amps when you install it. Even with stock radio half  way turned, you can be assured of high quality bass.


Class-D 2-Ohm Stable Monoblock Amplifier

RMS Power Rating:

4 ohms: 600 watts x 1 chan.

2 ohms: 1200 watts x 1 chan.

Total power output: 2400 watts

Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply

kicker CXARC  wired remote bass level control available and sold separately

LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators

Soft start turn-on

Mono channel operation

Speaker-level (high-level) inputs via RCA

Requires  Kicker KISL, available and sold separately

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

Input sensitivity:

Low level: 125mV-5V

High level: 250mV-10V

Frequency Response: 25 - 200Hz

Signal to Noise Ration: >95dB

Variable Low-Pass Crossover: 50 - 200Hz 12dB/octave

Variable Bass Boost: 0 to +12 dB bass boost at 40 Hz

Fixed Subsonic Filter @ 25hz, 24db/octave

Dimensions: 7-3/16"W x 12-1/16"L x 2-3/8"H

  1. Kicker 41DXA1000.1 1000 Watt Mono Power Amplifier

Another kicker amp with the highest quality of sound with impeccable efficiency. If you are looking for an amplifier with a compact design and will take your system to the next level, this is the 1000 watt amp for you.

This award winning amp is known to overwhelmingly exceed its rated power. It is equipped with a fail-safe integration technology and advanced circuitry for superior power, clarity and dependability.

In addition, the optimized circuit layout boosts the efficiency of the components in order to achieve the clearest sound possible.


D Series Monoblock Class D Car Amplifier

RMS Power Rating:

4 ohms: 500 watts x 1 chan.

2 ohms: 1000 watts x 1 chan.

Max power output: 2000 watts x 1 chan

Mono channel operation

Speaker-level (high-level) inputs with signal sensing for automatic turn-on

Signal-to-noise ratio: >95dB

Built-in electronic crossover for precise speaker matching

Subsonic subwoofer protection

FIT Technology

Fail-Safe Integration Technology

Advanced circuitry for superior power, clarity and dependability

KickEQ™variable Bass Boost (0 to +12 dB bass boost at 40 Hz)

Allows users to dial in the perfect sound

Frequency Response: 25 - 200 Hz

Variable low-pass filter (50-200 Hz, 24 dB/octave)

Subsonic filter (24 dB at 25 Hz)

Variable Bass Boost: 0-12dB @ 40Hz

Input Sensitivity:

Low Level: 125mV - 5V

High Level: 250mV - 10V

Dimensions: 12-1/16"W x 7-3/16"D x 2-3/8"H

MUST READ: Best 1000 Watt Buyer's Guide

  1. Kicker 12CX3001 600 Watt MONO Class D Power Car Audio Amplifier Amp CX300.1

This is another compact kicker amp with 7" x 8"  chassis and will fit in almost all tight spaces. It can deliver up to 300 watts RMS.

No corners have been taken in the design and construction of this amp. It boasts of special transformers, oversized transistors and the heavy duty heat-sink which helps in heat dissipation. All these components combined will power and push your audio system to the limit without the sound fading.


  • mono subwoofer amplifier
  • 150 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (300 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
  • CEA-2006 Compliant
  • Class D amp technology
  • variable low-pass filter (50-200 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • fixed subsonic filter (25 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • variable bass boost (0-12 dB at 40 Hz)
  • frequency response: 25-200 Hz
  • includes hardware for vertical mounting
  • 8-5/8"W x 2-3/8"H x 7-1/8"D


Kicker produces some of the highest quality amp in  car audio industry and comes in mono-block, 2 channel and 4 channel models. If you are looking for head turning power and precision sound quality from an amp, look no further than a kicker amp.

Mike Cross
Life is too short to drive with stock audio

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