Kicker Subwoofer Amps


All the Kicker quality in a smaller package.

Offering 1,500 and 1,000 watts respectively (listed ratings 2 Ohm at 14.4V), KICKER makes selections available for what it does best… bass.

News from KICKER Performance Audio


January 10, 2012

Best-in-Class KICKER® ZXS-Series Subwoofer Amplifiers Smaller Than Ever

STILLWATER, USA – With all the characteristics of reliable, powerful ZX-Series Amplifiers, the new KICKER® ZXS-Series Amplifiers continue to provide trouble-free amplification and loud, clear sound, and now from a significantly smaller heat sink than its ZX counterparts. Two models of ZXS monoblock amps are available, both under 14 inches long and easy to handle during installation.  And they can still be personalized with colorful vinyl skins.

The ZXS1500.1 and ZXS1000.1 Mono-Channel Subwoofer Amplifiers give the user a couple of manageable power choices for supplying bass needs. Offering 1,500 and 1,000 watts respectively (listed ratings 2 Ohm at 14.4V), KICKER makes selections available for what it does best… bass. Hiding under a small, efficient chassis, ZXS.1 Amps offer a 24dB/octave low-pass electronic crossover and a 24dB/octave, high-pass subsonic filter fixed at 25 hertz. They feature up to +18dB of boost centered at 40 hertz, and both include the KICKER ZXRC remote bass control for that extra bit of bass boost at the driver’s fingertips.

ZXS monoblock amps use a boost converter power supply for the highest sound quality and super efficiency.  Boost converter technology allows ZXS monoblock amps to achieve a typical efficiency of nearly 90 percent, better than Class D and way more than Class A/B power, for cooler running and optimum reliability.  It also requires fewer internal parts, which allows ZXS amplifiers to be nearly 30 percent smaller than its ZX-amp counterparts.

KICKER amplifiers feature FIT™, or Fail-Safe Integration Technology for the quietest operation possible.  Alternators, computers and audio/video entertainment result in additional noise pulsing through today’s vehicles.  FIT utilizes isolated differential inputs, rejecting noise and electrical interference for ultimate audio clarity. FIT comes standard on ZXS and ZX Amplifiers.

Optional endcaps are available for all ZXS and ZX amplifier models. Amp chassis skins for personalizing any install can be ordered at

While KICKER amps are always covered by a two-year factory warranty, KICKER will provide an additional one-year extended warranty with the purchase of any KICKER installation kit at the time of the amplifier purchase. Certified Authorized KICKER Dealers nationwide expertly install KICKER gear into any vehicle for outstanding musical or video entertainment during a drive. Consumers should contact any Authorized KICKER Dealer or log onto for more information.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized dealers worldwide, and also through selected Original Equipment Manufacturers. Consumers needing more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand Web site at Follow KICKER at and

KICKER ZXS.1 Mono Subwoofer Amplifiers Specifications

Mono-Channel Model (at 14.4V)               ZXS1500.1        ZXS1000.1

Power (watts), 2 Ohm mono                       1500                  1000

Remote Bass Control included                  Yes                    Yes

Dimensions (in, mm);

(all models 2-1/8″H x 9-5/8″W x …”L,     13-5/8,               13-5/8,

54mmH x 244mmW x …mmL)                 345                    345

Common to all Models

Frequency Response: 25-200Hz, +0/-1dB

Input Sensitivity: High Level 250mV-10V, Low Level 125mV-5V

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >95dB, a-weighted, re: rated power

Active Crossover: 24dB/octave, variable 50Hz-200Hz, low pass only

24dB/octave high-pass subsonic filter fixed @ 25Hz

KICKEQ™ Boost: Variable to +18dB, centered @ 40Hz