Kicker 47KEY200.4 Auto-EQ Smart Class D 4-Channel Amplifier - 200W RMS
- 4-Channel Class D Smart Amplifier
- Auto 40-Band Equalizer
- 50W x 4
- Auto-EQ with included microphone
The Kicker 47KEY200.4, a 4 channel car amplifier that is an immediate upgrade to your factory audio system with its built in A.I. Driven DSP. Don’t just make your system louder - make it clearer. Make it better. Press the selector, and the microphone goes to work. The KEY uses a powerful internal computer to deliver dramatic improvements in realism and soundstage. A massive 40-band equalizer improves tonality, and a 24dB crossover re-defines the capabilities of each speaker. The amp is capable of pushing all of 45 watts through 4 Channel to the front as well as rear speakers, all emanating from a single chassis that is tiny and powerful. The concert quality of your factory stereo is revealed! What would take hours for a professional to achieve happens in a matter of minutes. All automatically. All with the press of a single button.
Unit includes: Car Amplifier, Mounting hardware, Microphone, Microphone cable with switch, and Instruction manual
Kicker 47KEY200.4 Auto-EQ Smart Class D 4 Channel Amplifier - 200W RMS
- 4-Channel Class D Smart Amplifier
- 200 Watts of Power (50x4)
- Auto EQ Microphone With Selector Switch Included
- Compatible with Start/Stop Vehicle Technology
- FIT2 Technology Included
- Turn On Via Remote 12v Signal Or DC Offset
- Auto 40-Band Equalizer
- Bi-Amp Capability (Defeatable)
- Auto Compressor (Defeatable)
- Kicker EQ Preset (Defeatable)
- Auto Time Alignment (Defeatable)
- Auto Level Adjustment (Bi-Amp Mode Only)
- Auto Speaker Size Detection
- 24dB Crossovers
- 60/80/120hz High Pass Filter (Defeatable)
- RMS Power Output:
- 50W x 4 @ 4 ohms
- Inputs and Outputs:
- High Level Input @ 250mV-10V
- Low Level Input @ 125mV-5V
- 1-11/16” H x 2-3/4” W x 7-3/8” L
- Warranty Duration:
- Basic Warranty: 1 year
|Amplifier Topology Class||Class D|
|Number of Channels||4 Channel|
|Total RMS Power at 1 ohm||0.00|
|Total RMS Power at 2 ohm||0.00|
|Total RMS Power at 4 ohm||200.00|
|RMS Output per Channel (x1 at 4 ohms)||0.00 Watts|
|RMS Output per Channel (x2 at 4 ohms)||0.00 Watts|
|RMS Output per Channel (x4 at 4 ohms)||50.00 Watts|
|Total Peak Power Output||200.00 (Watts)|
|Amplifier Bridging||Not Bridgable|
|Minimum Impedance in Bridged Mode||Not Bridgeable|
|Minimum Impedance in Un-Bridged Mode||4 ohm|
|RCA Pre-amp Audio inputs||2 Pairs (Front, Rear)|
|RCA Pre-amp Audio outputs||None|
|Preamp voltage||200 mV - 10 V|
|Speaker level inputs||Yes|
|Bass Knob / Remote Gain||No|
|Built in Crossover||High-pass, Low-pass|
|Warranty||1 Year parts, 90 day labor|
|Recommended Power Wire Gauge||8 Gauge|
|Overall Height||1.69 inches|
|Overall Length||7.33 inches|
|Overall Width||2.75 inches|
|Return period||30 days|
|Exchange period||30 days|
Our testing and analysis of the Kicker KEY200.4
How much actual power do you think we could get from an amplifier that’s smaller than a standard brick? Kicker’s KEY200.4 is a compact 4 channel smart amplifier with a built in processor and AI-driven DSP. Kicker claims this amplifier will send 50W RMS of power to each of your front and rear speakers. Stay tuned for our power testing in a minute.
Inside the box
Inside the box is a power harness, RCA harness, calibration microphone cable with inline activation button, loop wire with inline fuse holder, hardware, zip ties, and compact 4-channel amplifier.
We did a video on the original version of this amplifier a few years ago, the KEY180.4, but Kicker has given the 200.4 more power. The KEY200.4 is a complete 200 watt, four-channel amplifier and acoustic solution in one. Using a powerful internal DSP and calibration microphone, the KEY delivers dramatic improvements in realism and soundstage without the need for an external processor, EQ or RTA, according to KICKER.
The dimensions are 7-3/8" in width, 1-11/16" in height, 2-3/4" in depth. This compact design means you can mount the KEY amplifier anywhere… under the seat, behind your stereo, in your trunk, wherever.
The Auto-EQ feature of this amplifier corrects the audio output performance of your system with a simple touch of a button.
Once installed, plug in your calibration microphone, start the test noise, which you can download from Kicker’s site, hit the activation button, and the KEY’s processor goes to work. Using proprietary algorithms developed in-house by KICKER engineers, the system detects the factory EQ curve and applies a correction. Using the microphone the amplifier listens to the speaker outputs and applies a 24dB crossover and 40 bands of equalization to minimize peaks and valleys to flatten the output curve. The amplifier outputs a robust 45 watts per channel which is plenty for most factory speakers and mid-level aftermarket speakers. Custom time alignment and gain levels are also applied to each driver. Time alignment and Kicker EQ can be bypassed if you aren’t a fan.
The amplifier is capable of Bi-amping allowing you to connect a two-way or three-way speaker system and run a fully active or semi-active crossover with fixed crossover points.
The crossover points for a fully active two-way system are 3.2 kHz high and low pass with a 24 db Linkwitz riley filter. The Crossover for a semi active three-way system are 640 Hz low-pass and 320 Hz high-pass with a 24 db Linkwitz riley filter. During the auto-eq the amp will compensate for the overlap.
Unfortunately the ampl is only capable of driving four ohm loads. The amp technology uses FIT2™ (Fail-Safe Integration Technology) and start/stop compatibility to work with nearly any vehicle on the road today. The amplifier also has a radio detect option. This feature is designed for factory audio systems in newer vehicles that require a load on the outputs when connecting an aftermarket amp. This feature enables a load resistor at the amplifier’s inputs and tell the source unit there are speakers present preventing pops and other speaker damaging behavior.
To simplify installation, the amp can be activated via remote 12v signal or DC offset. The DC offset mode detects a 3V DC offset on the speaker wires when the source unit has been turned on.
One of the best features is the KEY amp has tons of built in speaker protection. Utilizing the Limiter function, Kicker has developed protection methods for Engine Start, Start-Stop, Low-voltage, Inputs signal overdrive, and Over-temperature.
Kicker has also added one other protection system, Compression. This limits the output of the amplifier as it starts to clip. It will allow for a minimal amount of distortion protecting your speakers from deadly output clipping.
KEY200.4 Amplifier Testing
Two channels driven, 4 ohm, 1 KHz, 14.4v
HP8903B Audio Analyzer: 55.06W RMS per channel, 1% distortion and 14.6 volts of output.
AMM-1: 42 Watts
Lumy Voltmeter (Speaker output voltage): 14.70 volts
Current draw: 9.10 amps
Two channels driven, 4 ohm, 40 Hz, 14.4v
HP8903B Audio Analyzer: 53.66W RMS, 1.04% distortion and 14.4 volts.
AMM-1: 49 Watts
Lumy (Speaker output voltage) : 14.54
Current draw: 9.54 amps
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