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STILLWATER, USA – In what is an industry-first for the all-new 2019 Chevrolet® Silverado and 2019 GMC® Sierra, KICKER® Performance Audio has provided them with an app-equipped, complete audio system as an option when purchasing the vehicle at the dealership. As part of the system, consumers can make their music truly personal with KICKER’s exclusive 4.0 amplifier with digital signal processing (DSP) and accompanying FlexTune™ app for connected devices. FlexTune links to the KICKER-equipped system from the listener’s device via Bluetooth® LE to add bass or increase the clarity, allowing simple adjustments using the graphic five-band EQ or choosing any presets for easy recall.

A 2019 GMC Sierra featuring the full-size truck KICKER Audio system will be unveiled to the 2018 SEMA Show viewing audience and the world Tuesday, October 30, at 11 a.m. in the KICKER Audio booth (number 11861), located in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall. For the Show’s entirety, the exclusive audio system will be a working part of KICKER’s demo vehicle in the brand’s booth.

“With the KICKER FlexTune app, consumers will be able to listen to their music exactly how they’d like to,” said Joe Gross, KICKER Automotive OEM Director of Sales. “KICKER is extremely pleased to make this ground-breaking technology available to Chevrolet and GMC trucks both of which continually push the tech envelope.”

Available with the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra and covered under manufacturer’s warranty, KICKER will offer a complete audio system featuring a custom-fit, powered subwoofer enclosure and the computer-optimized, DSP amplifier powering the full-range door speakers, allowing tuning through the FlexTune app for Apple® or Android™ devices. As a second audio option, KICKER will also make available the 10-inch, 200-watt powered subwoofer system by itself, adding bass to the factory sound. All high-efficiency components feature very low power draw from the electrical system and mount discreetly for ample legroom and cargo space.

KICKER FlexTune works seamlessly with connected devices to personalize sound, with the ability to save a single personal preset profile or infinite number of profiles. It features the variable, five-band parametric equalizer with 12dB of attenuation per channel, remote subwoofer level knob and adjustable center-channel knob, all Bluetooth LE-enabled and completely wireless.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking 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. Consumers can follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.

Chevrolet, GMC, Silverado, Sierra and their respective logos and vehicle model names are trademarks of GM, its subsidiaries, affiliates or licensors.

The BLUETOOTH word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

Apple is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google LLC.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® is proud to present the 21st annual Desert Storm Poker Run at London Bridge Resort in Lake Havasu, Ariz., April 24-28. It’s the fourth straight year KICKER has been involved with the growing performance-boat race and event, and this is the initial time as the presenting sponsor.

As part of the KICKER assortment, Lake Havasu City’s own KICKER-Authorized-Dealer Wired 4 Sound will bring the “BoomToon,” a massive double-decker pontoon packed with more than a dozen KICKER subwoofers, 17 tower speakers and nearly 15,000 watts of power. Murfco, Inc., KICKER’s Southern California distributor, will haul in a KICKER-equipped 1968 Firebird and outrageous UTV to the memorable street party, to park near the imposing KICKER XRV big rig.

The resort venue is located adjacent to the world-famous London Bridge and along the Bridgewater Channel, where a non-stop boat parade will command all attention during the weekend. London Bridge was dismantled and relocated here in 1967 from the River Thames.

“Lake Havasu City is home to so many ideal event locations,” said Cal Sheehy, general manager of the London Bridge Resort. “We are excited to welcome Desert Storm to our property and showcase the iconic London Bridge as the backdrop for this amazing event.”   

In addition to the well-known venue, the event will also feature its annual Wednesday kick-off of the tokened “Krusin’ for a Kause,” which takes special-needs children and adults for a special powerboat ride, pool party and BBQ to kick off the event. Storm Charities, Desert Storm’s charity organization, partners with KICKER, Teague Custom Marine, DCB, and Graphic Ink for this specific event.

“We are honored each year to kick off our event with ‘Krusin’ for a Kause’,” promoter Christina Crane said. “Our volunteer boat drivers take these clients on an unforgettable experience on Lake Havasu, an experience that some only dream of until now.”

Desert Storm will feature a Main Street Party all day Thursday, free to the public and open 1 p.m.-9 p.m., with top-caliber boats lining Lake Havasu City’s chief drag spot.

The Poker Run will be held the next morning, and the acclaimed Shootout is scheduled for Saturday, determining who is crowned “King of the Desert,” and “Queen of the Desert” by clocking the fastest speeds on Lake Havasu. Past contenders have reached speeds topping 180 mph.

“We have an awesome new partnership with KICKER Audio who will be bringing some noise to Lake Havasu,” Crane said. “This is going to be a Desert Storm party that Havasu hasn’t seen before.”

For more information, fans and consumers can go online to www.stormpokerruns.com.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking 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. Consumers can follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.

STILLWATER, USA – Stress levels tend to increase when consumers seek product information from manufacturers through email, chat services or over the phone. Callers ultimately require immediate answers, and show very little patience. These unusual days, with the country in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, the KICKER® Tech Support team has seen a massive increase in the number of callers seeking quick answers.

“We’ve been averaging around 700 calls and emails per week (since the pandemic),” reported Trevis Rakey, KICKER’s technical support manager. “With so many people working on DIY projects, that number has been on the rise.”

Rakey estimates his department fields more than 50 enclosure-building requests per week. The team’s recommendations vary based on complexity and available space.

“Typically, when a customer calls for a box design, we ask them what measurements they have to work with, and what their goals are,” Rakey explained. “From there we can determine air space, port specs and outside measurements of what the enclosure needs to be built to. We use FINEBox™ enclosure design software, which is the same quality as our R&D (research and development) department.”      

When a consumer wants to work on their own project, the KICKER Tech Support team also refers customers to the useful KICKER U app. Available as a free or premium purchased version, the app provides cut sheets, subwoofer specifications, response curves, wiring diagrams, test tones and more.

KICKER’s Tech Support team fields these calls from the company’s Stillwater, Oklahoma world headquarters. Armed with more than 40 years of product specifications, box-building software, vehicle wiring information and a mountain of acoustic reference materials, KICKER’s Tech Support is among the most well-informed in the industry.

To ensure the Tech Support staff has the ability to answer any question, they maintain a non-stop product training schedule and have direct access to the very people that build the product. The department fields questions across every product line KICKER makes, and in every phase of system construction.

KICKER’s Tech Support Department is available weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CDT at 405-624-8510, and by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information, consumers can visit www.kicker.com/kickeru or find the KICKER U app on their device’s app store.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for boat and automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking 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. Consumers can follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.

FINEBox is a trademark of Loudsoft, Ltd.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® announces a booth filled with custom vehicles and celebrity appearances at the 2019 SEMA Show, November 5-8. KICKER will be located in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall, booth #11861, and will play host to three groups of prominent racers from Discovery Channel’s® “STREET OUTLAWS” hit television series.

To make KICKER’s SEMA experience even more exciting, the 46-year audio brand has packed the booth with several celebrity signings. On Tuesday from 11-12 p.m., True Fire™ airbrush artist Mike Lavallee stops by the KICKER booth to meet fans and show off his recent custom build.

On Wednesday from 1-3 p.m., the stars of “STREET OUTLAWS” and the “405” brand will be at the KICKER booth. Chuck “Death Trap” Seitsinger, Ryan “Fireball” Martin and Jeff Lutz will meet fans and sign autographs.

On Thursday, more “STREET OUTLAWS” set up, beginning with Farmtruck and AZN from 10-11 a.m., followed at 1-3 p.m. by Justin “Big Chief” Shearer, Shawn “Murder Nova” Ellington and “Daddy Dave” Comstock signing autographs and meeting showgoers.

KICKER’s hottest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) offering to date, the sound system in GMC’s® MultiPro™ Tailgate is a GM® exclusive and will be demonstrated, featuring a 100-watt amplifier, 4-inch weatherproof coaxial speakers, and Bluetooth® streaming with 3.5mm audio jack and charging USB plug.

The MultiPro Tailgate System will be shown on a 2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD, which will also feature KICKER’s VSS™ (Vehicle-Specific Solutions) audio system inside the truck. The VSS system is a plug-and-play kit that includes a powered subwoofer, low power-draw amplifiers with digital signal processing (DSP) and a unique sound signature, all in factory mounting locations with no modifications to the vehicle’s interior.

Returning to the KICKER booth for 2019, Goodguys® (Rod and Custom Association) Gold Award-winning shop SicChops will bring a 1951 Oldsmobile Club Coupe, dubbed “Silvia.” Wrapped in upholstery by legendary interior artist Ron Mangus, the ‘51 Olds has a full complement of KICKER’s premier Q-Class audio equipment including an L7QB8 loaded aluminum subwoofer enclosure.

Next to Silvia, Lavallee’s 1951 Mercury will be on display, also sporting a full KICKER Q-Class audio system. The “Dead Sled” will feature four 10-inch, Q-Class subs providing the bass, while four sets of Q-Class component speakers deliver the mid and high range.

Showcasing its powersports business, KICKER will also bring a 2017 Polaris® GENERAL® to the booth. Using a KICKER/SSV Works™ Phase 5 audio kit for the front stage, the GENERAL will also include a trio of KICKER TB10 tube subwoofers, four KMTC 9-inch Horn-Loaded Tower Systems, and 2,400 additional watts of KXM-Series all-weather amplification.

More than 30 elite builders throughout the show will use KICKER gear as their audio partner of choice. Classic Car Studio, RMD Garage and the Ring Brothers are among the world-class fabricators that feature KICKER audio products in their builds this year.

Full event details are available on the SEMA Show web page at www.semashow.com.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for boat and automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking 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. Consumers can follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.

Discovery Channel and STREET OUTLAWS are registered trademarks of Discovery Communications LLC.

Goodguys is a registered trademark of the Goodguy Enterprises Inc.

True Fire is a trademark of Mike Lavallee Inc., dba Killer Paint.

Polaris and GENERAL are registered trademarks of Polaris Industries, Inc.

SSV Works is a trademark of SSV Works Inc.

GMC and GM are registered trademarks of GM, its subsidiaries, affiliates or licensors.  MultiPro is a trademark of GM, its subsidiaries affiliates or licensors.

Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and its affiliates.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® announces a booth filled with custom vehicles and celebrity appearances at the 2019 SEMA Show, November 5-8. KICKER will be located in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall, booth #11861, and will play host to three groups of prominent racers from Discovery Channel’s® “STREET OUTLAWS” hit television series.

To make KICKER’s SEMA experience even more exciting, the 46-year audio brand has packed the booth with several celebrity signings. On Tuesday from 11-12 p.m., True Fire™ airbrush artist Mike Lavallee stops by the KICKER booth to meet fans and show off his recent custom build.

STILLWATER, USA – Cycle City Promotions has come to an agreement with FOX Sports 2 to televise several races in the KICKER® Arenacross Winter Series, with over 10 full hours of content including a profile on KICKER’s global headquarters and additional 30-second spots produced by KICKER. The first race will air January 31 at 9 p.m., EST.

“KICKER is in its 10th year of partnering with Cycle City Promotions,” said Kevin Campbell, Director of Marketing for Stillwater Designs, the maker of KICKER audio products. “Over the past couple of years, it’s grown exponentially. We’re making a concerted effort to raise awareness for arenacross and in the powersports-audio segment.” 

Cycle City Promotions started its Arenacross series in 1995 as a part-time venture, going full time in 2005. It has since grown into the largest series in the genre. In 2018 Cycle City founder Tod Hammock started the process of finding a media company to produce a show covering the events.

“We looked at multiple outlets and came to an agreement with FOX Sports 2,” Hammock said.  “We felt it would be the perfect fit.”

The winter KICKER Arenacross series started in Loveland, Colo., and finishes in Salt Lake City. Averaging 350 competitors and more than 5,000 attendees per show, the series in the longest running in the country.

As a part of that effort, the company will involve authorized KICKER dealers at every stop so consumers attending the Arenacross Series can learn about products to put in their UTV, truck or motorcycle from the very people that install the products. KICKER products will be on display as well.

“Our mantra is to take the brand where our core demographic has fun,” Campbell explained. “Arenacross is one of the key things they get excited about. Whether it’s audio for a bike, a side-by-side, a truck or a boat, we have what they need. It just makes sense, especially as the series becomes more and more popular.”

For more information, fans and consumers can go online to kickerarenacross.com.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking 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. Consumers can follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.

KICKER Arenacross on FOX Sports 2 (all times ET):
Jan. 31 – Loveland, Colo., 9 p.m.
Feb. 7 – Oklahoma City 1, 9 p.m.
Feb. 14 – Oklahoma City 2, 11 p.m.
Feb. 21 – Denver 1, 9:30 p.m.
Feb. 28 – Denver 2, 9 p.m.
March 7 – Greensboro, N.C., 10 p.m.
March 14 – Chicago 1, 7 p.m.
March 21 – Chicago 2, 7 p.m.
March 28 – Salt Lake City 1, 8 p.m.
Apr. 4 – Salt Lake City 2, 11 p.m.

Stillwater Designs, manufacturer of KICKER products, recently awarded Gem-Sen as International Distributor-of-the-Year representing the Americas, for its outstanding record in sales and customer service. Stillwater Designs recognizes its best distributors from around the world annually for their hard work and dedication.

“They consistently go above and beyond just supplying product,” said Bart Deal, KICKER Director of International Sales. “They help the Canadian retailers market and promote to better serve the consumer.”

Gem-Sen, located in Concord, Ontario, has been going above and beyond for more than 10 years, creating a better overall experience for the consumer, according to Stillwater Designs.

Stillwater Designs recognizes each member of the Gem-Sen crew (Dave Singh, Melissa Mastrogiacomo, Mike Danbrook and Mike O’Connor) as a shining example of marketing prowess, and KICKER is grateful to Gem-Sen and its continuing dedication to the brand’s slogan and motto, “Livin’ Loud.”  

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, Twitter.com/kickeraudio or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio.

STILLWATER, USA – Exclusive to the all-new 2019 GMC® Sierra™, the industry-first MultiPro™ Tailgate made with KICKER® Performance Audio provides the perfect vibe for the party or job site. Designed to turn on and off automatically when the gate is raised or lowered, this independent 100-watt, exterior audio system comes with a pair of weatherproof speakers and compact amp, a charging USB port, a 3.5mm audio jack and full Bluetooth® compatibility. KICKER Audio is the newest addition to GMC’s six-way MultiPro tailgate created to make loading, unloading and accessing the cargo box easier.

The GMC MultiPro Tailgate System featuring KICKER Audio will be unveiled to the 2018 SEMA Show viewing audience Tuesday, October 30, at 11 a.m. in the KICKER Audio booth (number 11861), located in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall. For the Show’s entirety, the tailgate and exclusive audio system will be a working part of KICKER’s 2019 Sierra demo vehicle in the brand’s booth.

“KICKER is excited to bring this dynamic, exterior-listening audio system to GMC trucks and consumers,” said Joe Gross, KICKER Automotive OEM Director of Sales. “We feel it will completely change the way a consumer will make use of the truck bed and tailgate.”

Available on all-new GMC Sierra SLT, AT4 and Denali, the new audio version of the MultiPro Tailgate System connects to personal devices via Bluetooth, playing through two, 4-inch weatherproof coaxial drivers independent from the interior audio system to bring the music outside and around the truck. It is a low-current-draw system made to play outside for hours.

The system is rugged and ready for any weather, heavily field-tested and proven to withstand the elements. Consumers can expect a tough tailgate with full structural integrity for regular truck use, including the ability to accept OEM-certified light kits. The weather-worthy electronics inside are further protected by a long-lasting ABS custom baffle that is fully gasketed to prevent seeping moisture or dirt. The integrated T-harness, connectors and plugs are completely weather-resistant to further protect the system.

Additionally, a tilt switch is implemented into the system, allowing for the tailgate’s audio power to automatically stop when it is in a closed position so the listener doesn’t have to worry with on/off buttons or battery issues.

The one-amp USB port will charge a phone, and it will also accept and play any audio from a USB memory stick.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking 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. Consumers can follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.

GMC, Sierra, MultiPro and their respective logos and names are trademarks of GM, its subsidiaries, affiliates or licensors.

The BLUETOOTH word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® is thrilled to announce the KEY180.4 Smart Amplifier was honored twice at the 2018 SEMA Show, both as a SEMA New Product Showcase finalist and with a SEMA Global Media Award.

“It shows your engineering and ingenuity. The New Product Showcase is a tremendous honor,” said Bill Miller, SEMA’s Senior VP of Operations. KICKER was announced as a finalist in the “Best New Mobile Electronics Product” category.

“We have over 3,000 products entered as part of our Showcase,” Miller explained about the rigorous process SEMA uses to choose the Showcase honorees. “We have a group of 27 retailers who judge the products in a variety of categories.”

In addition, the Global Media Awards are presented by industry news writers from all over the world, with journalists choosing the most impactful new products based on their industry experience. Editor of Canada’s Performance Auto and Sound magazine Micky Slinger chose the KEY amp.

“I read Garry Springgay’s review (in PAS) and was amazed by the technology, especially with AI (artificial intelligence) assist,” said Slinger referring to the October article. “You install it, and it tunes the whole audio system. That’s really, really cool. It’s intuitive, and something I can see it being easy for the user – especially for our readers. It’s very innovative, and it’s going to elevate the ease of use for people that see audio as something too technical for them. When I saw it in the display, there was no way I could pass it without awarding it.”

The revolutionary 4-channel, 180-watt amplifier uses proprietary AI to automatically increase the realism, clarity and volume of nearly any audio system with the press of a button. The KEY works with even the most modern factory or aftermarket audio systems, including those equipped with start/stop technology.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking 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. Consumers can follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.

KICKER recently announced its Founders Award recipients, Reps-of-the-Year, and Rep Firms-of-the-Year for 2015.

KICKER presents its Founders Award to distribution firms in appreciation of their long, productive partnerships with the company. This year KICKER President Steve Irby presented the awards to long-time reps Tom Ebeling of the sales firm Tree and Associates (Chicago, Ill.), Gerry Overweser of Weser Sales (Salinas, Calif.), Kevin and Scott Reil of Reil and Associates (Denver, Colo.), and Ron Holtzman of Tech Marketing (Roswell, Ga.).

KICKER also presented regional Rep Firm-of-the-Year awards to Reil and Associates in the Central Region, Opus Marketing (Bel Air, Md.) in the Eastern Region, Dynamic Sales (Port Richey, Fla.) in the South-Central Region, and Murfco (Murrieta, Calif.) in the Western Region. All four firms showed significant growth and excellence in customer service over the course of 2015.

In addition to the firm awards, KICKER recognizes outstanding regional sales reps. These honorees represent excellence in customer service, responsiveness to KICKER as well as to their clients, and an outstanding overall attitude.  The winners were Steve Abbott of Santa Fe Distributing (Lenexa, Kan.) in the Central Region, Matt Gonzalez of Trent Partners and Associates (New York, N.Y.) in the Eastern Region, Dennis Montgomery of Tech Marketing in the South-Central Region, and Randy Bowen of Murfco in the Western Region.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc., are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking 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, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio.

The KICKER® L7QB8 Compact Enclosed Subwoofer is more than an all-aluminum subwoofer enclosure. Measuring under 11 inches long, this powerhouse handles 500 watts RMS, and mounts nearly anywhere.

Using reflex-subwoofer technology, this next-level bass machine is more efficient, can go deeper and take more power than any enclosure of its size. The L7QB8 debuts at CES 2016 today, at booth 1719 in the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall.  Another innovation from the leader in bass, the L7QB8 retails for $799.95 and will be available exclusively at Authorized KICKER Q-Class Dealers by mid-January.

Sleek design, innovative technology and a true love of audio has motivated KICKER to create a solution that meets a long-unfulfilled need:  huge bass in a tiny space.  The KICKER L7QB8 is an enclosed subwoofer made to fill a gap that has gone unsatisfied in the market to date:  an easily installed, upper-echelon subwoofer that is small enough to fit nearly any vehicle on the road today, yet still deliver the massive, detailed bass for which KICKER is famous.  The myriad of technologies incorporated, from the reflex subwoofer to the legendary L7® Subwoofer to the aluminum enclosure itself, reinforces the uniqueness and innovation put into the L7QB8.

KICKER’s visionary design ensures the mobile-audio lover will experience a degree of musical detail and raw power previously unavailable anywhere in an 8-inch form factor.  Utilizing a seamless 1/4-inch-thick, extruded aluminum housing, the L7QB8 enclosure possesses extraordinary strength and stability while affording the subwoofer the optimum internal air volume. A unique reflex subwoofer is used to minimize required airspace, while optimizing the efficiency and frequency response of the L7 Subwoofer.

Opposite the reflex sub, the legendary square L7 Subwoofer utilizes a power rating of 500 watts RMS and frequency response of 27-100Hz, delivering significantly more bass than any other 8-inch enclosure on the market.  While the square cone guarantees the signature L7 Subwoofer moves more air than any similarly sized competitor, it also ensures reliability with features put in for exceptional heat dissipation.

The L7QB8 is the pinnacle of design form and functionality.  The extruded aluminum enclosure is adorned with a charcoal finish, while nickel-plated brass terminals capable of accepting 8AWG wire allow maximum signal transfer to the subwoofer. Matching perforated grilles perfectly integrate with the sub, built to be as tough as it is refined.

The enclosed subwoofer comes with a low-profile mounting system consisting of a mounting plate and bar. Fully installed, the overall height of the enclosure is a scant 9-1/2 inches, small enough to work perfectly in countless trucks, sedans and SUVs.  Whether to augment a factory system or as the complement to a higher-end audio install, the subwoofer can be tucked neatly away under a seat or in the trunk.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking 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, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio.

KICKER L7QB8 Compact Enclosed Subwoofer Specifications

Model                                                     L7QB8
Type                                                       single L7 Subwoofer with reflex subwoofer
Size (in, cm)                                           8, 20
Impedance (Ohms)                               2
Power rating, RMS (watts)                    500
Frequency Response (Hz)                   27-100
Box Height (in, cm)                               9-1/2, 24.1
Box Width (in, cm)                                9-1/3, 23.6

Box Depth (in, cm)                                10-4/5, 27.4

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® Performance Audio has developed the QS-Series Coaxial Speakers. The two models of 6.75- and 6x9-inch point-source drivers, retailing at $549.95 each, will be available exclusively at authorized KICKER Q-Class Dealers by late first-quarter.

QS-Series Coaxials are the latest addition to the elite Q-Class product line – KICKER’s premier mobile-audio line. These bi-amp-capable drivers feature a dynamic tweeter and cone design for superior frequency response, while an 18dB/octave crossover network and neodymium tweeter magnets help to ensure outstanding overall sound quality.

The QSC’s point-source design incorporates 25mm Teteron® silk-dome tweeters, each placed in the center of the voice coil, along with a custom waveguide for near-perfect phase alignment and impeccable sonic clarity. The QSC’s curvilinear, polypropylene woofers are impregnated with carbon fiber which creates a solid, yet lightweight material that is extremely stable and responsive. An MBR rubber surround provides superior damping characteristics, and is complemented by KICKER’s signature blue double surround stitching.

A high-quality, 18dB/octave crossover with built-in tweeter protection ensures only the ideal frequencies reach the Teteron domes for next-level sonic accuracy. Designed for easy installation and excellent sound quality, QSC crossovers are optimized for size and bi-amplification capability. Utilizing Mylar® capacitors, high-powered resistors and audiophile-grade air-core inductors, they assist in producing unprecedented sound quality.

The 6.75- and 6x9-inch speakers fit a host of vehicles without modification, and include adapter rings to fit several more. The rings are designed to create a seamless factory fit in select model years of hard-to-fit cars and pickup trucks.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking 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, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio.

KICKER QS-Series Coaxial Speakers Specifications

Model                                                               QSC67                QSC69                             

Woofer (in, mm)                                              6-3/4, 165            6x9, 160x230                   

Tweeter (in, mm)                                              1, 25                    1, 25                                 

Impedance (Ohms)                                         4                          4                       

Rec Amplifier Power (Watts RMS)                 100                      100                   

Sensitivity (dB 1w/1m)                                    86                        88     

Frequency Response (Hz)                             40-20k                 30-20k

Mounting Hole Diameter (in, mm)                  5-9/16, 141          4-13/16 x 8-5/8, 121.9 x 219           

Mounting Depth (in, mm)                               2-9/16, 64.9         3, 76.2

                                                                                                                

KICKER® Performance Audio has developed and perfected two new sizes of thin-mount CompVT™ Subwoofers, shown at CES 2016 at booth 1719 in the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall.

All subwoofers come with a single 2- or 4-Ohm terminal and are available in 10- and 12-inch models. The woofers will be available at Authorized KICKER Dealers in-store and online in January. At less than five inches deep, the KICKER CompVT is built for high power handling, yet versatile enough to fit in slim mounting applications. The sleek blackout look and red surround stitching complement a sophisticated design resulting in a high-caliber bass for every musical genre. 

To increase durability and ensure maximum cooling of the motor, the CompVT has 360-degree perimeter venting and UniPlate™ back-plate and pole-piece construction. A shallow-depth, four-piece voice coil and ventless pole also provide excellent bass and additional heat dissipation. KICKER SoloKon technology marries the cone to a vented back brace, creating a single, cohesive system that ensures superior sonic quality at any volume level.

The injection-molded cone is spoked for a dynamic look, while a large-roll spider and ribbed surround create a highly flexible suspension system for low bass and high power handling in a thin-mount subwoofer.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking 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, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio.

 

Model                                                             CompVT10         CompVT12

Woofer (in, cm)                                             10, 25                  12, 30

Impedance (Ohms)                                       2 or 4                  2 or 4

Max Rec Amplifier Power (watts RMS)        400                      400                     

Frequency Response (Hz)                           25-350                 25-350

Mounting Depth (in, cm)                              4-1/4, 10.8           4-3/8, 11.1

Mounting Cutout (in, cm)                              9-3/16, 23.3         11, 28.1

Max Rec Sealed Box Vol (cu. ft, liters)        3.0, 85                 4.6, 130

Min Rec Sealed Box Vol (cu. ft, liters)         0.8, 22.7              1.0, 28.3

Max Rec Vented Box Vol (cu. ft, liters)        1.75, 49.6            2.25, 63.7

Min Rec Vented Box Vol (cu. ft, liters)         1.25, 35.4            1.75, 49.6

The KICKER Country Stampede Music Festival has again filled its roster with award winners, chart toppers, and music legends to entertain the nearly 170,000 fans that attend the four-day event. This will be the third consecutive year KICKER has sponsored the country-music and camping festival that rocks Tuttle Creek State Park and Manhattan, Kan., June 25-28.

KICKER is the title sponsor of the festival, and just as in previous years, the performers will be presented with a collection of KICKER products during the show to fill their tour buses with great sound. The artists will receive their giveaways in front of everyone on the massive Starscreen, displaying to the crowd at five times larger than life.

“This event is a great way to have some of our sales reps and dealers observe and connect with music-loving consumers,” said Kevin Campbell, KICKER Director of Global Marketing. “If they aren’t already, these are our future customers.”

The KICKER XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle) tractor-trailer will be in attendance, fully loaded with product, vehicles and prizes to give away to lucky concert-goers. The XRV will also be engaging music fans with its unrelenting “Boom Room” filled with subwoofers that will knock them off their feet.

Blake Shelton, winner of the CMA’s Male Vocalist-of-the-Year and coach on TV’s “The Voice,” will be headlining Saturday night following a performance by country powerhouse Sara Evans, who is touring for her new album Slow Me Down. Mega-star country duo Florida Georgia Line will bring its creative musical blend to headline on Friday night. Returning to the Stampede will be rising-star Thomas Rhett, who has performed two straight years at the festival. Travis Tritt is no stranger to the stage and is a welcomed addition to round out an already impressive lineup.

For more information on the KICKER Country Stampede, fans can follow KICKER at facebook.com/kickeraudio, twitter.com/kickeraudio, or Instagram.com/kickeraudio. They can also visit countrystampede.com.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking 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, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio.

KICKER has debuted a new portable indoor wireless speaker that brings a sleek, subtle touch of style to the market. The KICKER KPM50  (MSRP: $229.95) adds to KICKER Home and Personal’s Bluetooth® selection with a compact model that is as comfortable on the deck as it is in the kitchen, home office or any room in the house where high-quality streaming audio is enjoyed. The KPM50 will available for purchase at www.kicker.com and other fine electronics retailers by mid-November.

The KPM50, which measures 7.6” (193mm) x 3.4” (86mm) x 3.4” (86mm), adapts almost chameleon-like to any room décor; all that stands out are the rich, detailed sonics with real bass and dynamic range. Two 2-inch drivers are complemented by dual-balanced bass radiators for exceptional sound from a compact design thanks to the elegant aluminum cabinet. A high-quality speakerphone tops off the package for crystal-clear reception during calls before switching back to the music.

“Portable Bluetooth speakers may be common, but the trick is to create one that pleases the most demanding music lovers while also making it look good in your home,” says KICKER Home and Personal Brand Manager Jeremy Bale. “Our KPM50 brings durable and elegant materials that look great in any décor, with audio performance that is sure to please the most demanding listeners.”

KICKER’s KPM50 includes a stylish travel case that holds the speaker, charger/cable and 3.5mm stereo cable.  The case makes it easy to toss the speaker into luggage or a backpack when on the go.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking 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, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio.

Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. 

KICKER KPM50 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Features:

-Dual 2” full range drivers with dual passive bass radiators

-NFC one-touch Bluetooth pairing

-Built-in microphone

-High-capacity battery for extended playback time

-Front Control Keys for easy control of Vol+&-, Play/Pause, Answer/Hang up                    

-Available in 2 colors (Black/Silver)                       

-Accessories: Travel Case, 5V/1A charger, 3.5mm audio cable, USB charging cable

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® is the featured audio provider for the new NFL Network’s reality show, "Tackle My Ride," which was announced at the 2016 SEMA Show. The first of six episodes in the initial season airs Tuesday, November 15 at 8 p.m. EST.

“There were many facets of (Tackle My Ride) that really appealed to us,” said Roger Demaree, KICKER Brand and Sports Marketing Director. “The show not only will focus on ‘super fans’ of the NFL and tricking out their vehicles, but also the positive work those fans are doing within their community. I believe this is what separates this show from many of the other build shows currently out there.”

Co-hosted by Super Bowl champion LaMarr Woodley and Demented Customs founder James Torrez, the show will feature team-inspired vehicle makeovers for deserving fans who are making a difference in their own hometowns, while offering an inside look into the lives of their favorite NFL teams and players.  It is the first unscripted program of its kind for NFL Media.

Current players participate in each episode, including Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants, Brandon Carr of the Dallas Cowboys and Joe Haden of the Cleveland Browns. Each week, viewers go inside the player’s garages, learn about the fan’s story and get a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of Torrez’s shop.

“NFL Network has given us a tremendous opportunity to bring fresh, authentic and inspiring programming beyond the game for football to fans across the country,” says Executive Producer and 15-year NFL veteran Michael Strahan. “Through the lens of custom-car restoration, the series highlights individual stories of loyal fans-in-need while giving viewers inside access to some of their favorite football stars.”

Once we get to know the owner of the vehicle and the team they love, the restoration process begins. In this intriguing segment of the show, viewers will get to see the Demented Customs crew change each car into the ultimate football fan ride, step by fascinating step. The vehicle’s transformation from ordinary to extraordinary is covered with exceptional detail, as the car turns into a rolling tribute to their favorite NFL club. When an audio system is installed, KICKER mobile audio gear will be the product pumping out the tunes!

“The car customization industry has an attitude, lifestyle and culture all its own,” says Michael Mandt, Executive Producer of Original Content for the NFL Network. “I expect this series will deliver cool access and a great story in each episode.”

For more information, visit http://www.nfl.com/network/shows/tackle-my-ride.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking 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, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio.

KICKER Audio is pulling out all the stops for Jeep Beach 2015 presented by Mid-Florida Jeep Club April 22-26, an annual event for Jeep fanatics with a passion for off-road vehicles. The five-day-long event is held each year at the Daytona International Speedway and Daytona Beach, Fla., where a plethora of Jeep enthusiasts and vendors gather to participate in scavenger hunts, obstacle courses and attempt to break the record for the world’s largest Jeep parade.

KICKER will bring along its newest Jeep demo, equipped with a Wrangler Vehicle-Specific Solutions (VSS™) upgrade system. The VSS audio system is created specifically for a Wrangler’s interior body style with an ability to auto-convert equalization from a hard top to the open air and back again. The system consists of a 10-inch powered subwoofer and an 8-channel amplifier capable of linking to the vehicle’s CAN-Bus and powering the factory audio.

Also included in KICKER’s Jeep Beach lineup is the newly renovated XRV tractor-trailer, fully capable of demonstrating each level of audio product and providing a thrill to those who step inside its “Boom Room.” The “Boom Room” is a sealed-off cabin within the trailer that contains a wall of 12 Q-Class L7 15-inch subwoofers handling more than 16,000 watts.

The rest of KICKER’s entourage is rounded out with a tricked-out Polaris UTV featuring the company’s PowerSports audio equipment, and KICKER dealer Ultimate Auto’s custom Jeep with L7 Subwoofers and IQ-Series Amplifiers.

Jeep Beach bills itself as “the largest Jeep-only, five-day event in the Southeast USA.” Registration during the week of the event is $100 for those who would like to participate and be included in each day’s activities. The event is centered at Daytona International Speedway Friday and Saturday before moving to the beach Sunday for a shoreline cruise.

KICKER has developed six new grilles for the Solo-Baric L7 square subwoofer (2011 model), complete with remote-controllable LED lighting. The KICKER L7 LED Square Subwoofer Grilles are currently available in charcoal and white for 10-inch and 12-inch Solo-Baric L7 subs. All charcoal and white grilles are now available at Authorized KICKER Dealers, including online at kicker.com. Chrome grilles with LED lighting for Solo-Baric L7 will be later this fall.

One of seven LED colors are available during installation, simply by choosing select wires to attach to the positive and negative power terminals. Available separately is the KICKER KMLC LED Lighting Remote, which allows as many as 20 colors wirelessly. The remote also controls brightness (adjustable), adds a strobe effect, randomizes the colors and more.

To ensure the grilles will stand up to life in any marine, powersports or automotive installation, the grilles are constructed with tough ABS plastic, then ASTM-certified for Salt/Fog and UV exposure. Brass inserts were added at the screw locations for a solid connection to the woofer.

The KICKER booth at the 2015 SEMA Show will showcase LED Grilles for the Solo-Baric L7. KICKER will be located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #11861.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking 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, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio.

Model                 Description

11L712GLW        White 12-inch Square Subwoofer Grille for Solo-Baric L7 12-inch (11S12L7)

11L712GLC         Charcoal 12-inch Square Subwoofer Grille for Solo-Baric L7 12-inch (11S12L7)

11L712GLCR       Chrome 12-inch Square Subwoofer Grille for Solo-Baric L7 12-inch (11S12L7)

11L710GLW        White 10-inch Square Subwoofer Grille for Solo-Baric L7 10-inch (11S10L7)

11L710GLC         Charcoal 10-inch Square Subwoofer Grille for Solo-Baric L7 10-inch (11S10L7)

11L710GLCR       Chrome 10-inch Square Subwoofer Grille for Solo-Baric L7 10-inch (11S10L7)

Stillwater, Okla. – KICKER®, a nationally recognized brand in the automotive, truck and powersports mobile audio markets, as well as home and lifestyle audio segments, has decided to strategically focus efforts to boost brand awareness and sales within the recreational marine industry. Having earned a solid reputation and growth in the wake/surf boat, pontoon and runabout markets over the past 22 years, KICKER’s expansion efforts as Kicker Marine Audio are designed to generate greater recreational boating reach among boating consumers, OEMs and the retail aftermarket.

“We have been operating successfully in the marine marketplace within a few key sectors serving OEMs and dealers nationally and internationally,” said Jeremy Bale, KICKER Associate Director, Marketing-Marine Division, “We believe our newly expanded marine-specific KM Series product line is well suited to meet the demands of boating customers who seek both quality and top-notch audio performance as part of the boating experience. Our durable, waterproof and maintenance-free products are ideally situated to propel both consumer, OEM and after-market growth.”

To help facilitate its long-term plan for enhanced marine consumer and B2B penetration, KICKERhas retained two experienced marine marketing powerhouses and journalists to maximize its efforts.

PR Power’s Marilyn DeMartini, an over two-decade veteran of the powerboat circuit, and Kenton Smith Marketing’s Wanda Kenton Smith, with 35+ years of industry experience, have partnered together on a joint marketing initiative to champion and turn up the horsepower for the KICKER brand. The twosome will assist KICKER with its marine PR/communications and brand marketing initiatives, promotions and sponsorships, special events, and select media initiatives. 

“We interviewed agencies and marketers in the marine sector and our sales, marketing and marine OEM team were impressed by the broad spectrum of experience that both Marilyn and Wanda have acquired over many years working in the industry,” said Bale, “We believe their joint professional connections and experience working throughout all sectors of the marine industry will be extremely valuable to our organization.”

Already, the team has developed and negotiated strategic partnerships with the Boating Industry Elevate Summit/Top 100; the Marine Retailers Association of America’s Dealer Week; and as keynote presenting sponsor for the FLIB Marine Marketers of America luncheon and leadership meeting. The team is also actively engaged in Miami International Boat Show media and event planning, among other major initiatives.

“Having worked with boat manufacturers, brokers and media for over 20 years, it is exciting to take on a marine product that reflects the fun lifestyle of our industry,” said DeMartini who was initially introduced to KICKER through a referral from Speedboat Magazine. “After having an opportunity to meet with the KICKER sales and marketing team at their impressive headquarters facility and learning about their vision, Wanda and I both felt we were uniquely well equipped to help them achieve their goals and objectives.”

“It’s awesome to work with a very smart group of executives who represent a rock solid and very successful global organization such as KICKER,” added Kenton Smith. “I’m thrilled to partner with my long-term professional colleague and friend Marilyn DeMartini and to combine our horsepower and skill sets to benefit and grow the KICKER Marine Audiobusiness.”

KICKER has built its 46-year “Livin’ Loud” legacy from a two-man operation, hand-building professional speaker systems in a one-car garage to its current 280,000 square foot World Headquarters and visitors center in Stillwater, OK. Stillwater Designs, manufacturer of KICKER products, employs more than 200 dedicated music lovers, who like founder and president, Steve Irby, take pride not only in the company’s products, but in its impressive showroom—a museum that showcases the history of its line, unique vehicles and the “Wall of Boom” sound experience.

Irby developed the first full frequency-range speaker box, designed specifically for cars and trucks and pioneered the mobile stereo enclosure market. The brand is known for delivering concert-like audio quality across a wide volume range with renowned bass and accurate sound.

Over the years, KICKER evolved into lifestyle personal and home product for digital media devices, including Bluetoothâ speaker systems, the Bullfrogâ wireless outdoor speaker, high-performance Taborä Bluetooth and wireless headphones, and micro-fit noise-isolating in-ear headsets. KICKER may be best known as the top mobile audio manufacturer of automotive, truck and powersports sound systems, audio upgrades for Ford, Dodge and GMC and more recently as the supplier of the popular GMC MultiPro Tailgate Audio System.

The company’s authorized dealer network spans 1,200 across the U.S. and export sales are served through a network of distributors serving over 2,000 dealers in 50 countries.

KICKER Marine Audio components include the highest grade of durable and waterproof source units, subwoofers, coaxials, amplifiers, towers and enclosures. Colorful lighting is incorporated into the speaker systems with a remote that can change colors with lighting modes and 20 colors. Some of its OEM customers include premium brands like Advantage, Bennington, Cruisers Yachts, Four Winns, Glastron, Scarab, Sea Ray and World Cat.

KICKER’s mission is to continue to be on the industry’s cutting edge, pushing the limits of audio design technology, performance and integration in the quest for ultimate sound. 

STILLWATER, USA – For the first time in its 43-year history, KICKER® has developed and perfected high-performance media centers for the marine market, and consumers can purchase them now at authorized KICKER dealers. The KICKER KMC10 Media Center and KMC20 Premium Media Center deliver all-weather performance with IPX6 waterproof certification, as well as ASTM salt/fog and ultraviolet exposure guarantees. The radios and their accessory product KRC15 Digital Remote Commander are the first source units to carry the KICKER label.

Bluetooth® devices easily pair with either KMC Media Center, and once a device is initialized, a custom 12-character source name can be added. While streaming Bluetooth audio, station and artist info appears on the screen. Cover art can even be displayed during playback when connecting a phone to either KMC’s USB charging ports.

The KMC20 Premium Media Center (MSRP $749.95) was designed for full ease of use on the water. The full-color, sunlight-viewable LCD screen includes day/night mode and controls several sources including Bluetooth, SiriusXM®, AM/FM, in addition to a pair of RCA auxiliary connections and two USB inputs.  It also provides dual-zone entertainment control on the boat, allowing independent source, track/station and volume commands from the head unit or from the KRC15 Remote if installed. The second zone can also be named independently. 

The KMC20’s small-footprint, controller display allows for outstanding installation flexibility in an environment where space is always at a premium. The full-color controller is attached to an outboard processor by a single six-foot cable, and it provides three sets of RCAs for amplification, ready for a full complement of amplifiers including a dedicated subwoofer output.

The KMC10 All-In-One Media Center (MSRP $549.95) is a single-zone unit with all systems integrated into a single frame. Sharing the same full-color display and Bluetooth capabilities as the KMC20, this unit provides two sets of RCA outputs, as well as an auxiliary RCA input and USB connection. It is also compatible with the KRC15 Remote.

Both units’ weather-band priority system is a valuable KICKER safety feature. This defeatable system prompts the user with an alert to turn the receiver to the weather-band, regardless of the source that the media center is playing.  Additionally, a battery-monitoring system is also included on both, sounding an alert when the voltage drops below an acceptable threshold. This kind of foresight ensures that the vessel’s charging system always retains priority over the audio system.

The separately sold KRC15 Remote (MSRP $149.95) is mountable anywhere a boater needs control of the entertainment source.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking 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, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio.

SiriusXM is a trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Inc. The Bluetooth word mark is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Model:  KMC20 Premium Media Center

RMS output @ 2 Ohms: 50 watts x 4

RMS output @ 4 Ohms: 25 watts x 4

Bluetooth compatible

SiriusXM compatible (requires SiriusXM tuner and antenna)

AM/FM Tuner with Weather Band

Certified Apple® compatibility

RCA Outputs: 3

USB Inputs: 2

Auxiliary Inputs: 2

Zones: 2

-more-

IPX6 Weatherproof certified

ASTM B117 Salt/Fog certified

ASTM G154 Ultraviolet Exposure certified

Controller Width: 5.5”

Controller Height: 3.5”

Controller Mounting Depth: 0.75”

Processor Width: 6.9”

Processor Height: 2”

Processor Depth: 6.7”

Model:  KMC10 All-in-One Media Center

 

RMS output @ 2 Ohms: 50 watts x 4

RMS output @ 4 Ohms: 25 watts x 4

Bluetooth compatible

AM/FM Tuner with Weather Band

Certified Apple compatibility

RCA Outputs: 2

USB Inputs: 1

Auxiliary Inputs: 1

IPX6 Weatherproof certified

ASTM B117 Salt/Fog certified

ASTM G154 Ultraviolet Exposure certified

Width: 5.5”

Height: 3.5”

Mounting Depth: 3.25”

Model:  KRC15 Digital Remote Commander

 

Compatible with KMC10 and KMC20

2-Line LCD Display

IPX6 Weatherproof certified

ASTM B117 Salt/Fog certified

ASTM G154 Ultraviolet Exposure certified

Controls All Zones (KMC20)

Diameter 3.86”

Mounting Depth 0.75”

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