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I have a kicker amp the zx 350.2 amp and the proble i am having is the gain knob is not making a good connection it cause bas distortion or not playing at all the part number to the part where the gain knob is attached is kicker 083KX2CHP version 2.1 i woupld like to replace this part but i have no clue where to get one

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you would need the L7 dual 4 ohm subs they cost $200 each and the zx1000 amp runs $400 each.
However, the zx1000.1 amps will barely push them (L5 1200 watt would be a better choice on that amp) so the total cost shipped with authorized kicker warranty for 1 year would be $1200.00
I do however have 1 new in box single 06S12L7 dual 4 ohm in stock for $150 shipped its under full manufacturer warranty as well. the amps you need to push the rated power for L7 subs is the zx1500.1 and they are $600 each all of these prices are nearly 1/2 of retail that kicker requires its dealers to sell at, however i am a distributor so I can sell at w/e price I want :)


I can get you into a much better sub and amp combo for less but it isn't kicker brand. I went from 4 L7 12's running zx1500.1 to each sub for a total of 6000 watts RMS and hit 151 db and switched to Hifonics subs and amps and hit 157.3 with only 2 12 inch square brutus subs and 1 2000 watt RMS class d brutus amp. Hifonics will even warranty a blown or burned sub but kicker will not because they know they have voice coil heat issues with them. I have been using the same 2 subs and single amp for 9 months now in serious street beat comps and have never had an issue other than breaking car glass, however with the kicker sub amp combo in 7 months i went through 5 subs and 2 amps and never broke a window.

I can get you the brutus amp for $350 shipped and the subs for $260 a pair shipped or $600 for the combo shipped which is 1/2 the cost of the kicker at twice the quality and sound output. Hifonics is the only company to ever win more than 150 sanctioned events in a single season and they hold the record with over 210 wins in a season

let me know what you think on the price and I will do what I can to help out.

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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SOURCE: i have a kicker l7 12 and a kicker 500.2 amp and

its problably grounding out check your wiring

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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SOURCE: i wanna know if a 1500.1 amp good for 2 15'' kicker L7 solobarics

yes but you might get better results from it if you wire it for use on 2ohms

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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When setting your gain you want to set the gain high usually between 75% to 95%. if the gain is low than turning up the volume on your radio will only amplify the distortion coming from the under powered head unit. By turning up the gain you are maximizing the signal that is amplified coming from your head unit

Posted on Mar 20, 2011

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To start, turn the gains on your amp all the way down. Bass boost should be off (this us used if you listen to your subs at low volume, the boost will heat your amp up quick if you use at high volume). Then turn the volume on your headunit up to 3/4 full. Make sure the filter on your amp is on low pass. The crossover point should be at it's lowest too. With all these in place, you can begin turning up the gain. You will have to decide at what point to move the crossover point. Since there are different styles of music, you will have to listen to where you feel notes are "dropping off" from the music. Adjust the crossover point to your liking, but remember that subs were made to reproduce low frequencies. Hope this helps

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@aol.comI have a kicker zx 1500.1 amplifier and a 15 inch L7 2ohms. Is the amp too much for it?


the amplifier is never to much for the sub. If the gain on the amp is turned up to much then that will pop the sub.

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I have a pair of kicker cvr 124 with a kole 1500 watt amp that is bridged to the woofers. the amp is 385 rms at 2 ohms where should the gain be to get the most power without distortion.


When setting your gain you want to set the gain high usually between 75% to 95%. if the gain is low than turning up the volume on your radio will only amplify the distortion coming from the under powered head unit. By turning up the gain you are maximizing the signal that is amplified coming from your head unit

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My (2) 12 in kicker cvr subwoofers are connected to a 3000 watt amp in a ported box. Once I turn my music up sofa they sound distorted how do I fix this problem


turn down the gain and the preout in the head if it supports it. also turn down the frequencey to 80. also dont over shoot the speaker by turrning up the bass on the head unit and then turning up the volume.

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How do i get the best sound from my infinity 1250w subwoofers


Make sure the ohm's are the same on all your speakers and amp.
You amp watt should be equal or higher then your speakers total amps.
You base box should be completely air tight, and have about 1/2 of the box stuffed with cotton.
Make sure you use a good thick speaker cables to connect from the amp to the speakers.
and finally, make sure your trunk seals tight and wont rattle... cause nothing sounds worse then someone pulling next to you and all you hear is a buzzing sound from the trunk rattling... Also... sell the infinity's and get something like memphis, or panasonics. :P

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I have 2 kenwood 3011 400 watts rms and 12oowatts peak power each 1 is blown and wonderin about upgrading 2 the Hifonic Olympus OLM1612 would this be a good upgrade even thought i only a 400 watt kicker...


yea for sure thats a good upgrade. You shouldnt havebeen able to blow the kenwoods with 400 watts though-meaning that they probably blew from distortion which causes heat(fast) Check your gain on the amp start it out at 1/4 gain and turn up your deck to the point where you can hear distortion from your mids and highs or to the maximum level that you listen to your music at. If you're jamming out at a level that is causing distortion then you will be sending a distorted signal to the amp as well. The amp then amplifies the distorted signal through the subs which overheat and blow. So find the distortion spot and then turn it down just a little bit till it clears up your sound-then adjust your gain on the amp up slowly until you cant hear it getting any louder. Once you have done that you have reached the limit of CLEAN power that you are going to get.Thats where you want to keep it. Watch the bass boost too if you have the bass up on the deck and then crank up the bass boost on the amp it really f's up the signal too. Good luck

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I wanna know if a 1500.1 amp good for 2 15'' kicker L7 solobarics


yes but you might get better results from it if you wire it for use on 2ohms

Oct 13, 2009 | Car Audio & Video

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How do i make my two l5 10 subs sounds with clear


Try these:
Make sure the gain isn't set too high. That's a very common cause of distortion. You'll never want it set above 3/4 of the way to high. It will be a small dial on your amp marked "gain".

See if your receiver has a built in crossover on the channel your amp is hooked up to and set it so the cut off is at 400hz if possible. Meaning that the receiver will only send frequencies of 450hz or lower to your amp

Look on the amp for a built in crossover to the channel your amp is hooked to and set it to 450hz.

Make sure the cable that connects your amp to your stereo isn't running near any power cables of any kind because electricity running through a power cable can be picked up and then the sound it makes will be amplified, sent to your subs and cause distortion.

Make sure your amplifier isn't grounded to
your battery as this can cause what's called ground loop noise...also distortion.

Ground your amp as far away from the amp itself and your subs as the manufacturer safely recommends.

If none of those help then i'll try again :)

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Wiring


provided that the memphis studio series is still 1 ohm stable you would wire each coil of each speaker like this : posive to positive negative to negetive on the speaker using 2 jumper wires then run 1 coil from each subs positive and negative the input on the amp that amp would see a 1 ohm load from both speakers as each speaker would become a 2 ohm load. from experience, memphis does not make an amplifier that is brutal enough on power for L7 15" solos, i have the st 1600 d amp running only 2 dual 4 ohm 10 L5's and it is barely enough power for them. For less money than your 2 subs cost retail I can get you brand new matching 2000 watt true competition rated and proven 1 ohm power and 2 subs that would physically fit in your current box, i would however recommend a very very large box for 2 15" squares. you can email me at sicaudio@msn.com , my advice and system designs are always free even if you do not buy thru me. I am usually 1/3 to 1/2 what retail is with full warranties and i can drop ship anywhere in the U.S.A.

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12w3v2 Started making distorted bass noise at low volume


Connect each speaker coil one at a time to a square 9 volt battery and watch for the cone to move.

Also try hooking another speaker to your amp just to make sure the noise isn't in the amp.

You can use a 9 volt battery to test wire polarity also. Hook up the + wire of the speaker to the + terminal of the battery and the - speaker to the - battery terminal. If the speaker moved UP or OUT then the wiring is correct. If it moved IN or DOWN then the + and - wires are backwards on the speaker.

Also if you have two or more speakers hooked together test all the same way while they are hooked to each other. ALL of the speakers need to move in the same direction at the same time.

Clipping causes more speaker damage than anything. "Dirty Power" can happen in good quality amps too. The gain control is to match the voltage between the headunit and the amp. It is NOT a volume or boost knob. If you overdrive the first stage of the amp and then clip it damage will occur to the amp and speakers at some point.

Hope this helps.

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