July 15th, 2013 by alliance

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KICKER® KXM Marine Amplifiers Deliver Dependable Audio Power on the Water

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® takes proven technologies and advanced components to the water with the new KXM-Series Marine Amplifiers.  Based on the critically acclaimed KX-Series Amplifier line for cars and trucks, weather-resistant KXM Amps utilize class-leading features specific for unbelievable sound in the boating environment, and within the most compact chassis to date.  The KXM-Series is now shipping to authorized KICKER dealers.

KXM Amplifiers are available in three models:  a hybrid five-channel, a four-channel and a two-channel, all supplying high-efficiency Class-D power for the best sound quality and that won’t drain your watercraft’s charging system.  Additionally, the subwoofer channel in the unique KXM.5 5-channel utilizes a Class-D, boost-converter power supply for a typical efficiency nearing 80 percent, significantly beyond standard amp power supplies.  Class-D designs also allow for a chassis footprint half the size of preceding generations of amps, making installation easier than ever before.

The KXM800.5 Five-Channel Amplifier with Subwoofer Section (100w x 4 full-range Class D, all rated at 2 Ohms, 14.4V) features the extra sub-rattling, 400-watt channel for booming bass in a boat.  The KXM400.2 Stereo Amplifier (200w x 2 full-range Class D) offers classic KICKER performance in a new channel platform ideal for powering tower speakers.  The KXM400.4 Four-Channel (100w x 4 full-range Class D) provides system flexibility and proven power. KICKER actual amplifier power always exceeds its rated power, as documented inside the product carton.

KXM Amps were built for the outdoors.  Power, speaker and input connections are gasket-sealed, as is the control cover hiding the settings, creating a water-resistant barrier to key components.  The internal circuit board is sprayed with a moisture-deterring conformal coating for water and dirt resistance.  The amplifier’s reliable fuses and power connections meet marine-industry standards* for protection against the elements.  Stainless-steel mounting hardware prevents rust stains on carpeting and gel coat, and the UV-treated chassis finish battles harsh solar rays.

KXM Amplifiers set the curve for smaller chassis footprints, with the largest model measuring at only 12-3/4 inches long.  KICKER amps feature an optimized circuit layout for the most efficient use of components, the smallest footprint and clearest sound quality.  All three models use balanced differential inputs, making them compatible with any factory radio and eliminating unwanted noise so listeners enjoy the cleanest, clearest sound possible.

An analog-controlled digital preamplifier provides greater control for dialing in the perfect sound.  That includes variable active crossovers, 18 decibels of KickEQ™ bass boost on the KXM.5 sub channel, and the sub channel’s variable subsonic filter.  The highest-grade components and surface-mount technology under the high-mass heat sink allow KICKER amps to perform at levels others fail to reach.

KICKER is a member of the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), a leader in marine-industry education, and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), which supports the U.S. recreational boating industry.

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 website at www.kicker.com. Follow KICKER socially at facebook.com/kickeraudio and twitter.com/kickeraudio.
*ABYC E-11.14.5.5 compliant connections and SAE J1171 compliant fuses

KICKER KXM-Series Multi-Channel Amplifiers Specifications

 Multi-Channel Model (at 14.4V)                                                   KXM400.4              KXM800.5

Power (watts/ch), Full-Range Class D 2 Ohm stereo                          100 x 4                             100 x 4

Power (watts/ch), Full-Range Class D 4 Ohm brdgd mono                   200 x 2                    200 x 2

Class D Subwoofer Power (watts), 2 Ohm mono                                      –                              400 x 1

Remote Bass Control included                                                                       No                           Yes

Dimensions (in, mm);

(all models 2-1/8″H x 8-5/16″W x …”L,                                              11-3/16,                  12-3/4,

55mmH x 210mmW x …mmL)                                                              284                          324

Common to all Models

Frequency Response:  full range 10-20kHz (KXM.5 sub ch. 10-160Hz), +0/-1dB

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

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

Active Crossover:  (amp1) 24dB/octave, variable 10-500Hz, selectable high pass, low pass or all pass, w/10x switch; (amp2) 24dB/octave, variable high pass 10-500Hz, variable low pass 40-500Hz, selectable high pass, low pass, all pass or band pass, w/10x switch for lo pass; (KXM.5 sub channel) 24dB/octave, variable 40-160Hz low pass only
KXM.5 sub-channel Subsonic Filter:  24dB/octave, high-pass variable 10-80Hz

KICKEQ Boost:  variable to +18dB, centered @ 40Hz (KXM.5 boost sub channel only)

KICKER KXM.2 Stereo Amplifier Specifications

 Stereo Model (at 14.4V)                                                                  KXM400.2

Power (watts/ch), Full-Range Class D 2 Ohm stereo                   200 x 2

Power (watts/ch), Full-Range Class D 4 Ohm brdgd mono          400

Remote Bass Control included                                                         No

Dimensions (in, mm);

(all models 2-1/8″H x 8-5/16″W x …”L,                                       9-9/16

55mmH x 210mmW x …mmL)                                                   244

Common to all Models

Frequency Response:  10-20kHz, +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 high pass 10-500Hz, variable low pass 40-500Hz, selectable high pass, low pass, all pass or band pass, w/10x switch for lo pass

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

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