Listener Experience Staging
Simply put, the Front Row makes music from a vehicle’s system sound better than it ever has, with the listener experiencing staging, imaging and bass response actually like the artist intended – up-close and live!
The Front Row utilizes a familiar, simple analog-based control system, but underneath the dials lays a powerful micro-controller with all signal manipulation done in digital domain (28-/56-bit, double-precision DSP with 24-bit AD/DA converters) – it is a must-have solution for controlling audio signal.
The Front Row provides six channels (three stereo pairs) of 32-step, fully variable digital crossovers with selectable slopes and minimal phase shift for maximum system-design flexibility. Input-gain and output-level controls for each section (front/rear/subwoofer), along with input clip indicators, enable easy level matching for a clean, distortion-free setup.
Clear Sound at High Volume
The subwoofer section includes a variable subsonic filter that preserves bass impact by protecting the woofers and focusing bass-amplifier power on what should be heard. Additionally, each section incorporates a Clip Limiter, a fast-acting compressor/speaker saver that monitors input signal and prevents clipping and distortion while preserving overall output signal. The result is the clearest sound at high volumes.
Full of KICKER Tech
Most of the Front Row’s dynamic features can be adjusted from the driver’s seat using the convenient remote. Speaker Time Alignment provides complete soundstage height, width and control, putting a realistic stage with a focused center image where it should be – on the vehicle’s dash and not the floor. Simulated 5.1 Surround Sound mimics the “live” rear fill one experiences in a stadium or concert. Legendary KickEQ™ Bass Boost and new SHOCwave™ (Sub-Harmonic Octave Creation) restores and equalizes the lowest lows, finding deep bass that previously wasn’t audible.
The Front Row also includes KICKER’s unique 12-volt or DC Offset turn-on circuitry and FIT™ (Fail-Safe Integration Technology), allowing it to integrate directly into all aftermarket and most OEM source units.
|50 MHz CPU / 28-/56-bit double-precision DSP / 24-bit AD/DA converters|
|Frequency Response (Hz)|
|32-step variable crossovers with 12, 24 or 48dB/octave slopes|
|high-pass 0-500Hz or 0-5kHz (10x switch)|
|low-pass 50-500Hz or 500-5kHz (10x switch)|
|subsonic filter 0-80Hz, fixed at 48dB/octave|
|variable 0-180 degrees|
|variable 0-+15dB at 45Hz, Q=3|
|variable bass restoration|