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STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® announces its return to DuneFest at the Oregon Dunes Recreation Area in Winchester Bay, from July 27 through August 1.

KICKER will be on hand to support longtime DuneFest sponsor and KICKER authorized dealer Brad’s Car Tunes (Eugene, Ore.), which will have a booth area in Vendors Row during the event. Brad’s Car Tunes will have multiple show cars in the KICKER booth, including a Jeep® Gladiator and a pair of Polaris® RZRs® all with custom installs. Brad’s Car Tunes will be offering on-site installations and products available to purchase during the six-day event.

DuneFest is packed with family-fun experiences throughout the week. In conjunction with JetCity FMX freestyle motocross demo team, KICKER rider and X Games medalist Robert Haslam will take to the air in a wild freestyle show all week long. Haslam and other JetCity FMX riders will also host a youth mini-camp for kids 7-13 years, teaching them basic maintenance and long-jumping skills.

A poker run, long-jump contests, treasure hunts and multiple races across the dunes offer riders plenty to try from sunup to sundown. As evening sets in, night rides will be offered in addition to live music Friday and Saturday nights.

For more information, consumers can go online to www.dunefest.com and www.bradscartunes.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.

Jeep is a registered trademark of FCA US, LLC.

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

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® is excited to attend the Lone Star Throwdown (LST) for the fifth straight year, with several show cars for attendees to see and hear. The annual show will take place Feb. 22-24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Lone Star Expo Center in Conroe, Texas.

The KICKER booth will proudly display the HE Forged™ 1957 Chevy® Sedan Delivery, equipped with KICKER’s elite Q-Class line of audio products including patented, square L7® subwoofers. Additionally, SEMA vehicle-designer Andrew Lowe will bring “Battlecat” – a Dodge® Challenger sporting KICKER KX-Series amplifiers and a KICKER CompRT® thin-mount sub. John Jackson of NotStock Photography will also be showing his Mercedes-Benz® Sprinter in the booth.  Affectionately dubbed “HomeWrecker,” the Sprinter is equipped with a series of all-weather, KICKER Marine four-inch enclosures mounted on the roof. 

Finally, KICKER’s road team will haul fabricator Tim Smith’s custom 1994 Chevy C1500 to the show. A member of KICKER’s Special Projects team, Smith is using an SSV Works™ MRB3 Media Controller, a pair of KICKER IQ-Series 5-channel amplifiers, Q-Class speakers and CompRT slim subwoofers.

With 2,000 show cars already pre-registered, LST officials anticipate attendance exceeding 15,000 people this year. Top 100 and Best-of-Show awards will be presented at the end, along with cash prizes.

For more information on LST, consumers can visit www.lonestarthrowdown.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 – KICKER® is excited to attend the Lone Star Throwdown (LST) for the fifth straight year. The show, which bills itself as the “World’s Best Truck Show,” will take place Feb. 21-23 at the Lone Star Expo Center in Conroe, Texas. KICKER is also a host sponsor of the event, which will showcase 2,000 custom vehicles from around the country.

KICKER is set to arrive in the XRV (Xtreme Recreation Vehicle) big rig. The XRV is the brand’s rolling showroom, complete with a full line of KICKER audio gear as a hands-on display for consumers to check out up close.

In the pit area under the XRV’s awning, KICKER will have several show cars for people to see and hear. With more than 5,000 watts of bass and a half-dozen KICKER L7S™ square subwoofers, the KICKER Silverado® will be powered up for the weekend. The Silverado is a daily-driven show truck that tours the nation, thrilling bassheads and the “car-audio curious” across the country.

The HE Forged ’57 Chevy® Sedan Delivery will be in the booth, equipped with KICKER’s elite Q-Class line of product. Additionally, SEMA vehicle designer Andrew Lowe will bring “Battlecat” – a tricked out Dodge® Challenger featuring KICKER KX-Series Amplifiers and a CompRT® shallow-mount subwoofer. John Jackson of NotStock Photography™ will also bring his Mercedes-Benz® Sprinter to the booth. Affectionately dubbed “HomeWrecker,” the Sprinter is equipped with KICKER all-weather loaded cans mounted on the roof. KICKER installer Tim Smith will show his custom ’94 Chevy C1500 loaded with an entire KICKER system.

For more information on LST, consumers can visit the website lonestarthrowdown.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.

Chevy and Silverado are registered trademarks of GM, its subsidiaries, affiliates or licensors.

Dodge is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC.

NotStock Photography is a trademark of NotStock Photography, LLC.

Mercedes-Benz is a registered trademark of DAIMLER AG.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® will sponsor the Lone Star Throwdown (LST) for the sixth straight year, bringing its 83-foot rolling showroom – the XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle). The XRV displays the complete line of KICKER audio gear and houses the “Boom Room” with an entire wall full of 15-inch, Solo-Baric® L7S subwoofers and 40,000 watts. The show will take place Feb. 24-26 at the Lone Star Expo Center in Conroe, Texas.

KICKER will run two consumer contests simultaneously during the show as part of the brand’s marketing plan. One includes a 1,200-watt bass package giveaway consisting of a pair of CompRT® 10-inch subwoofers with a 1,200-watt mono amplifier. KICKER will also partner with MTI Acoustics to give away a pair of MTI’s new universal sub enclosures with new KICKER Competition Gold™ subwoofers pre-installed.

Three demo vehicles will accompany the XRV – all loaded with KICKER gear. KICKER’s Special Projects manager Tim Smith will bring his custom 1994 Chevy® C1500 to the show, which includes a KICKER KEY200.4 Smart Amplifier, KS midranges and the KSMT “Snowman” pods for the front stage. A pair of Solo-Baric L7T thin square subwoofers deliver the bass. In addition to the C1500, a 2002 Lightning and 1956 Chevy wagon will also park under the XRV’s awning.

More than 2,000 show cars have already pre-registered, and LST officials anticipate attendance exceeding 15,000 people. Top 100 and best-of-show awards will be presented, along with several cash prizes.

For more information on LST, consumers can visit www.lonestarthrowdown.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.

Chevy is a registered trademark of GM, its subsidiaries, affiliates or licensors.

STILLWATER, USA – In support of elite builder Kindig-it Design®, featured exhibitor KICKER® returns to Southern California for The Classic Auto Show, the event’s third installment held at the Orange County Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, March 16-17.

KICKER and Kindig-it Design will share booth MM-912, located in the centralized “Car Feature” section of the show.  Featured in the booth are Kindig-it Design’s 1955 Mercedes-Benz® 300SL Gullwing, 1967 Dodge® Coronet and the 1962 Chevy® Corvette. All three show cars are equipped with a complete KICKER sound system. Both Dave Kindig and Kevin “KevDogg” Schiele will be signing autographs daily at the show.

The show also features attractions for adults and future car enthusiasts. The Women ‘n Wheels Panel will feature several well-known women in the auto industry, including Bogi Lateiner (“All Girls Garage”) with her KICKER-equipped Chevy Montage project on display.

The Classic Auto Show has more than doubled in size since last year, now featuring over 2,000 vehicles from museums, celebrities, custom builders, private owners and car clubs.

Several celebrity appearances are planned during the course of the show, including Q-and-A sessions with automotive icons Kindig, Lateiner, Wayne Carini (“Chasing Classic Cars”) and many more. Adam Carolla (“The Adam Carolla Show” and “CarCast”) will serve as this year’s Grand Marshal.

For more information, consumers can go online and visit www.theclassicautoshow.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.

Kindig-it Design is a registered trademark of Kindig-it Design.

Mercedes-Benz is a registered trademark of Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Dodge is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC.

Chevy and vehicle model names are trademarks of GM, its subsidiaries, affiliates or licensors.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® heads back east as title sponsor of Ocean City Jeep® Week, August 25-28 at the Ocean City (Md.) Convention Center and various landmarks in the area.

Visitors to the KICKER XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle) will have an exclusive opportunity to win a KICKER full bass system, including the TB tube-style loaded enclosure, 400-watt mono amplifier and wiring kit. Also included in the prize pack is free installation after the show by AudioWorks (Newark, Del.), which will also have a booth set up next to the XRV. The KICKER dealer will be installing audio systems on-site for the entire show and will feature several gear packages made especially for Jeepers.

Located in front of the Convention Center entrance, the XRV will set up as headquarters for everything the KICKER brand has to offer for the weekend. The 82-foot big rig is a rolling showroom, complete with a full line of KICKER audio products for powersports, motorcycle, marine and car. The XRV’s recently upgraded Boom Room features a larger, louder enclosure suspended in a custom steel framework, built to withstand the bass emanating from a massive 40,000-watt power bank. An array of horn-loaded tower speakers delivers clear, loud highs while a dozen Q-Class L7 15-inch subwoofers bring thunderous bass to fans throughout the show.

OC Jeep Week has a nonstop event schedule planned for every day of the show, beginning with 300 Jeeps cruising the Ocean City sand at the Beach Crawl. The KICKER Show and Shine is planned for Thursday and Friday and three daily KICKER sand-course events will run in the afternoon. The Kickoff party caps off the first day of the show, and the Jeep Jam trail and obstacle course will be daily attractions, as will be a Kids Zone, live DJ, Vendors Row and more.

Full event details are available on the OC Jeep Week web page at www.oceancityjeepweek.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 theashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.

Jeep is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® and more than 100 of the fastest street cars in the country are committed to attend the annual “Outlaw Armageddon:  The Third Assault” no-prep drag race. Thunder Valley Raceway Park in Noble, Okla., will host the event August 11-12. KICKER will display the XRV (Xtreme Recreation Vehicle) at the show, including its rolling showroom and 20,000-watt Boom Room.

More than 12,000 spectators attended the event in 2016, according to outlawarmageddon.com, with more anticipated this year. Prizes totaling more than $200,000 are at stake in seven different classes, with several members of the Discovery Channel’s® Street Outlaws and Street Outlaws:  New Orleans committed to attend the race.

On Saturday the KICKER XRV features the Pierce Racing Chevy® S-10, owned by Tina Pierce (aka “The Fastest Chick in Oklahoma”) of Street Outlaws. In addition to being a world-class racing vehicle, the truck houses a custom-made, 850-watt sound system installed in a removable enclosure. The system includes a pair of KICKER PX-Series compact amplifiers, an integrated Bluetooth® receiver, KICKER CompRT® shallow-mount subwoofer and more. Also on display will be a KICKER-equipped Ford® Mustang®, showcasing KICKER’s elite line of Q-Class amplifiers, subwoofers and speakers.

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.

Discovery Channel is a trademark of Discovery Communications, LLC.

Chevy is a registered trademark of General Motors, its subsidiaries, affiliates or licensors.

The Bluetooth word mark is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

Ford and Mustang are registered trademarks of Ford Motor Company. 

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® will have the XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle) roaring into the pits as more than 150 of the fastest street cars in the country are committed to attending Outlaw Armageddon, the World Series of no-prep drag racing. Thunder Valley Raceway Park (Noble, Okla.) plays host to the annual event August 9-11, now for the fourth consecutive year. The XRV rig, including its rolling showroom of audio products and the 20,000-watt Boom Room, will compete with booming engines and screeching tires at one of the loudest venues KICKER will attend in 2018.

The BIG ROB Entertainment Camaro® will be a featured vehicle in the KICKER area, a racer fully equipped with KICKER KS-Series coaxials, KX-Series amplifier and CompR® subwoofers. Outlaw Armageddon founder and promoter “Big Marc” will park his competing, convertible ‘93 Mustang® in the KICKER area well. The Mustang features premium KICKER QS-Series components, L7S® square subwoofers and CX-Series amplifiers. Both vehicles are expected to challenge in the lanes.

According to outlawarmageddon.com, more than 12,000 spectators attended the event in 2017, and more are anticipated this year. Prizes totaling more than $150,000 are at stake in seven different classes, with several members of Discovery Channel’s® Street Outlaws and Street Outlaws: New Orleans committed to attend the race.

For race details, fans can visit www.outlawarmageddon.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.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® and more than 150 of the fastest street cars in the country, including high-profile television stars, are committed to attending the annual Outlaw Armageddon no-prep drag race in Noble, Okla. Thunder Valley Raceway Park plays host to the event August 13 and 14.

KICKER plans to roll in with the completely revamped XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle). The 82-foot big rig houses a full showroom of audio products in addition to the legendary Boom Room, which returns to life following major upgrades. A larger, louder Boom Room features an enclosure now suspended in a custom steel framework, built to withstand the low-toned torture emanating from a massive 40,000-watt power plant of amps. A dozen KICKER Q-Class L7® 15-inch subwoofers, in addition to an array of 11-inch compression-driver, KM-Series Tower Speakers, deliver tons of bass – and fun – to countless racing fans.

KICKER-equipped vehicles from Discovery Channel’s® Street Outlaws’® own Ryan Martin (driver of the Fireball Camaro®) and a SEMA Show-quality International® SCOUT® owned by Shawn Ellington’s (aka “Murder Nova”) 187 Customs (Mustang, Okla.) will be in the KICKER XRV setup area.

More than 12,000 spectators attended the last Outlaw Armageddon, with more anticipated this year. With nearly $45,000 in prizes at stake in six different classes, several members of Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws and Street Outlaws: New Orleans have committed to attend. Racing celebrities like Big Chief, Daddy Dave, Jeff Lutz, Dominator, Farmtruck and AZN, Deathtrap, Birdman and many more are expected to be on hand, ready to race and sign autographs.

For race details, fans can go online at www.outlawarmageddon.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 is a trademark and brand of Discovery Communications, LLC.

Street Outlaws is a trademark of Discovery Communications, LLC.

Camaro is a registered trademark of GM, its subsidiaries, affiliates, or licensors.

Case International Harvester is a registered trademark of CNH Industrial N.V., its subsidiaries or affiliates.

SCOUT is a registered trademark of International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC.

STILLWATER, USA – As a longtime supporter of the event, KICKER® returns to Slamology at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway – one of the largest car-audio and car-centric events in the country. Those attending can experience KICKER’s 80-foot XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle) located on the south side of the venue in Audio Vendor Row, waiting for their shot at a “full-tilt demo session” inside the XRV Boom Room.
 
Slamology occurs June 11-12, and KICKER has supported the show since its inception nineteen years ago. Founder Donnie Babb bills the event as family-friendly, yet edgy.
 
“We wanted a way to connect with our readers at Gauge Magazine and have a weekend-long party,” Babb explained. “That brought in droves of people and made the show one of the largest car, truck and car-audio events in the world.”
In addition to Slamology’s well-earned reputation as a first-class car show, it is also known to be the premiere car-audio event on the planet. USACi, MECA, IASCA and Bass Wars will all conduct independent multi-point, car-audio competitions, featuring hundreds of the world’s best Sound-Quality and SPL competitors vying for championship points, trophies and prizes.
 
Slamology anticipates in excess of 2,000 show cars over the two-day event, with nearly 20,000 spectators expected to attend. The show also features live bands on stage, along with a tattoo competition, auto-limbo, a hydraulic contest, big rig show, bikini contest and more.
 
For more information, consumers can visit www.slamology.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.

STILLWATER, USA – Now in its second decade of sponsorship, KICKER® will once again attend and put its brand name with Slamology – one of the largest car-audio events in the country. The 20-year show will take place June 10-11 at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis, and it will also observe the unveiling and playing of the highly anticipated KICKER “Gates” Bronco.

The KICKER-built Bronco, which pays homage to Alma Gates’ “Beast” from 20 years ago, houses a 30,000-watt system with nine 12-inch KICKER SoloX subwoofers. KICKER’s booth area will also feature four other extreme builds, including Andy Magill’s famed “Cookie Monster,” Slamology founder Donnie Babb’s magazine-worthy Mazda® truck, and the “Bone Shaker” rocket-powered big rig from Canada. The booth will be located on the south side of the show in Audio Vendor Row, where full-tilt demo sessions will regularly occur.

“It's truly astounding that we've made it to our 20th annual event,” said Babb, president of GaugeMagazine.com and Slamology. Lucas Oil Raceway Park has proven to be the perfect venue for our continued expansion. We invite you to join us on Friday night free-of-charge for our 20-year birthday anniversary block party.”

In addition to Slamology’s well-earned reputation as a first-class car show, it is also known to be the premiere car-audio event on the planet, with more than 2,000 vehicles already committed to attend.

Simultaneously, USACi, MECA, IASCA and Bass Wars will all have independent, multi-point car-audio competitions, featuring hundreds of the world’s best Sound Quality and SPL competitors vying for much-desired championship points, trophies and prizes.

Slamology anticipates attendance in excess of 20,000 spectators. The show also features live, local bands on stage, along with a tattoo competition, auto-limbo, a hydraulic contest, big-rig show, bikini contest and more.

For more information, consumers can visit slamology.com online.

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.

MAZDA is a registered trademark of MAZDA Motor Corporation.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® returns to Bikes, Blues and BBQ, September 25-28 in the picturesque Northwest Arkansas region near and around the cities of Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville and Springdale.

During the weekend, Pig Trail Harley-Davidson® of Rogers will play host to the KICKER booth and motorcycle-audio specialists Hog City Customs (Springdale). As authorized KICKER dealers, HCC will be selling and installing custom KICKER motorcycle sound systems on-site during the course of the show. KICKER recently released new audio-upgrade kits for Harley-Davidson bikes.

The annual four-day show is packed with events, parties, concerts, and planned rides in and around the Ozarks. Rides range from as short as seven miles to as long as 210 miles, extending as far north as Joplin, Mo.

In addition to the planned rides, show-goers can attend a car-and-truck show on Saturday morning at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. Later that day, the fifth annual Frisco Inferno BBQ Competition fires up in Rogers.

Billed as “the world’s largest charity motorcycle rally that benefits women, children, and the underserved members of the Northwest Arkansas community,” the event has raised over two million dollars in its 19-year history.

For more information, consumers can go online and visit www.bikesbluesandbbq.org.

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.

STILLWATER, USA – After several months of avoiding events due to COVID-19, KICKER® will once again take to the road this summer, this time for Slamology – one of the largest car-audio events in the country. The show will take place June 11-12 at Lucas Oil Raceway outside of Indianapolis.

A regular at events prior to the pandemic, KICKER has supported Slamology since its inception 19 years ago. In addition to Slamology’s well-earned reputation as a first-class car show, it is also known to be the premiere car-audio event on the planet. KICKER will attend the show with its 80-foot XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle) tractor-trailer, which will be located in “Audio Vendor Row” on the south grounds. The KICKER road crew at the XRV will regularly conduct full-tilt demo sessions for audiophiles and those who enjoy loud bass.

Slamology founder Donnie Babb bills the event as family friendly, yet edgy.

“We wanted a way to connect with our readers at Gauge Magazine and have a weekend-long party,” said Babb. “That has brought in droves of people, and made the show one of the largest car, truck and audio events in the world.”

Slamology anticipates in excess of 2,000 show cars visiting for the two-day event, with nearly 20,000 spectators expected to attend. The show also features live, local-based bands on stage, along with other car show-type competitions and contests.

Simultaneously, USACi, MECA, IASCA and Bass Wars will all regulate independent multi-point, car-audio competitions, featuring hundreds of the world’s best Sound-Quality and SPL competitors vying for desired championship points, trophies and prizes.

For more information, consumers can visit www.slamology.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.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® will bring a truckload of fun to the world’s biggest sand-sports event – the West Coast’s annual Sand Sports Super Show. The Orange County (Calif.) Fair and Event Center plays host to the event Sept. 16-18.

KICKER is bringing its 83-foot rolling showroom – the XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle) tractor-trailer, along with four custom side-by-sides equipped with KICKER powersports gear and parked under the awning. The XRV trailer itself displays the complete line of KICKER audio gear and will make space for several show-quality vehicles under its awning, including vehicles by Uncensored Motorsports and a Murfco-owned UTV, built by Morgan Motorsports. Showgoers can find the XRV at booth 9008-LI, by the East entrance.

KICKER will have a strong presence outside of the booth as well. KICKER partner SSV Works (booth 2035-GG) will have KICKER-equipped side-by-sides on hand, as well as Gatorwraps, which is located next to the XRV. Several KICKER dealers will also have UTVs on-site, including UTV Stereo (9101-UI), Temecula Motorsports (1811), California Sound (4054-FZ) and Bert’s Mega Mall (inside their pavilion).

There will be multiple ways to win KICKER prizes during the Super Show. KICKER will offer a chance to win a 150-watt PowerBar™ amplified system, which event-goers can enter to win by finding the scannable QR code at the XRV. The Super Show will also give away a trio of Bullfrog BF100 Outdoor Speakers during the show. Contestants can register by scanning the QR code located on the Super Show map.

For more information, consumers can go online to www.sandsportssupershow.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.

 

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® Performance Audio will be showcasing an army of UTVs at the world’s biggest sand show – the Sand Sports Super Show. The Orange County (Calif.) Fair & Event Center hosts the colossal event September 15-17. KICKER’s area will be booth 9008-LI, by the East entrance of the events grounds.

Several vehicles will be featured in the KICKER booth, including the brand’s own audio-infused Polaris® RZR,® KICKER sales rep Murfco’s radical Can-Am® X3, Gatorwraps’® Can-Am Defender, and California Sound’s (San Bernardino, Calif.) amazing Maverick R. KICKER will also host multiple vehicles from Hoppe® in the booth as well for a complete rolling force of KICKER-filled side-by-sides.

“This will be Hoppe’s first time out on the West Coast,” said Rachel Rodriguez, Hoppe’s Marketing Director. “We want attendees to pick our brains and hear what we’ve got to offer, but we’re also pumped to engage with this side of the industry and its customers so we can better engineer our products around the ways they live and breathe off-road.”

KICKER’s powersports audio gear will also be featured in multiple booths around the show. Brands like SSV Works® (booth 2035-GG) will have KICKER-equipped UTVs on hand, as well as Gatorwraps next door to the KICKER area. Several KICKER authorized dealers will show UTVs on-site, including UTV Stereo (Mesa, Ariz., booth 9101-LI), Temecula Motorsports (Murrieta, Calif., booth 1811), and Bert’s Mega Mall (Covina, Calif., in its pavilion).

For more information, consumers can visit www.sandsportssupershow.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.

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

Can-Am is a registered trademark of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., or its affiliates.

Gatorwraps is a trademark of Gatorwraps Inc.

Hoppe is a trademark of Motor Trike Inc.

SSV Works is a trademark of SSV Works Inc.

STILLWATER, USA – Improved mounting flexibility and heightened sound quality are the hallmarks of KICKER’s most recent KS-Series Component Systems and Coaxial Speakers, new and improved for 2020 and now shipping to Authorized KICKER Dealers for purchase in-store and online. KS-Series Coaxials will retail from $49.95-$169.95, while KS-Series Component Systems will all retail for $249.95.

KICKER makes great sound easy to install, even in the most modern vehicles. Featuring zero-to-near-minimal tweeter protrusion and a thin-profile woofer design, KS-Series Coaxial Speakers easily fit behind almost any factory grille without interfering with factory door components. And the entire line of KS-Series Component Systems and Coaxials ship with adapters that allow them to fit many late-model vehicles.

KS-Series Coaxials include remarkably smooth silk-dome tweeters with neodymium magnets that deliver natural, detailed highs. The tweeters also include a beneficial auto-reset poly-switch to offer protection from excessive power and ultimately distortion.

KS-Series Speakers also include EVC™ (Extended Voice Coil) construction, allowing a greater range of movement and increased frequency response. Internally dampened polypropylene cones and durable rubber surrounds assist the woofers in creating precise midrange and bass.

A new model size for 2020, the KSC270 2-3/4-inch midrange/tweeter comes with three custom bracketing options, built specifically to fit many of today’s popular vehicles and their factory speaker locations.

The KS-Series Component Systems share the same woofer construction and features set as the coaxial models. To increase clarity, 25-millimeter, silk-dome tweeters with a trio of mounting options are included. A coaxial conversion kit is also included, allowing the phase plug to be replaced with a center post that attaches to the tweeter. A two-way, 12dB crossover with three-step tweeter attenuation is also included and fits perfectly behind nearly every door panel. The upgraded mounting options and acoustic control affords the listener outstanding customizability and even greater sound quality.

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.

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12-28-2017, STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® has developed and perfected two revolutionary marine tower products:  the KMTC11 and KMTC9 Horn-Loaded Systems. These massive enclosure pairs, available in white or charcoal, will be unveiled during CES 2018 and available for purchase at Authorized KICKER Dealers in-store and online by second-quarter 2018. KMTC Systems will also be available at www.kicker.com.

Designed to generate concert-level volume with exceptional clarity, these oversized 11- and 9-inch, horn-loaded drivers utilize a proprietary Tractrix® compression-horn design with a titanium-dome tweeter. Listeners hear incredibly smooth sound up-close or at a distance, without the harsh “glare” commonly associated with an inferior design. Included in the speaker is a selectable 12dB crossover, which allows dialing in the tweeter attenuation by removing the rear plate. The embossed back plate can also be rotated to match the desired orientation.

The woofer features an aluminum basket and UV-treated polypropylene cone, which is co-molded to a Santoprene® surround for added durability and sound quality. The result is a speaker that delivers concert levels of volume, without harshness or distortion. It is a highly durable speaker that is made to last for years in salt and fresh water.

The thick, ABS plastic enclosures utilize an integrated UV-resistant inhibitor that allows them to maintain original color over years of use on the lake or the ocean. In fact, every KMTC driver meets or exceeds ASTM industry standards for humidity* and UV exposure**.

Matching acoustic performance with an extraordinary level of convenience, KICKER engineered a revolutionary way to mount the KMTC. Made of 316L stainless-steel and ABS, the innovative clamp design fits a wide range of tube sizes, anything from 1-1/2 to 3-1/4 inches without additional inserts, and mounts vertically or horizontally with ease. The through-clamp wiring design and integrated speaker/LED connectors create a clean look without the need for binding posts.

The clamp’s locking cam/toggle system enables a 359˚ swiveling design for easy rotation of the speaker without tools – an industry first. The clamp also houses all midrange, horn and LED wires in a single, convenient location.  This specialized mating socket is used to join the wires to the speaker, and also allows for easy installation, removal and re-attachment of the speaker with a single Allen wrench at the end of the cruise, without removing a single wire from the speaker. The included mounting hardware for the speaker is also forged from rustproof, 316L stainless steel.

The KMTC also comes with matching LED grilles. Seven vibrant LED colors let the listener match the speaker lighting to a boat’s theme, or upgrade to 20 colors and 19 lighting modes with the optional KMLC LED remote controller (sold separately).

*ASTM B117 200 hr. Salt Fog Test

**ASTM G154 400 hr. Accelerated UV Test

KICKER KMTC Marine HLCD Tower Systems Specifications

 

Model                                                           KMTC11               KMTC9

Woofers (in, cm)                                         11, 28                    9, 23

Horn Driver (in, cm)                                    1, 25                      1, 25

Horn Driver Type                                        titanium dome      titanium dome

Horn Style                                                    Tractrix                 Tractrix

Impedance (Ohms)                                     4                            4

Max Rec Amplifier Power (watts peak)      600                        600                     

Max Rec Amplifier Power (watts RMS)      300                        300                     

Sensitivity (dB 1w/1m)                                93                          92                       

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

High Pass (dB), at Frequency (Hz)            12dB @2.5kHz     12dB @2.5kHz

Low Pass (dB), at Frequency (Hz)             12dB @2.5kHz     12dB @2.5kHz

High Freq. Attenuation                               0 or +3dB              0 or +3dB

Height from bottom of roll bar (in, cm)      13-5/8, 34.6           11-9/16, 29.4

Diameter (in, cm)                                         11-7/8, 30.2           9-13/16, 24.9

Depth (in, cm)                                              12-11/16, 32.3       10-7/8, 27.7

LED Grilles                                                   Yes                        Yes                     

ASTM B117 Salt/Fog Certified                    Yes                        Yes

ASTM G154 Ultraviolet Exposure Certified                             Yes      Yes

STILLWATER, USA – As part of KICKER’s® sponsorship of the event, KICKER Tech Force manager Aaron Malin and Tech Force trainer Jacob Luckey will judge the SkillsUSA Championships June 19-23, during SkillsUSA's 59th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta.

The Mobile-Electronics Installation category tests competitors’ abilities to perform standard installation practices used by certified, professional mobile-electronics installers. These skills have been established through the certification objectives and items created for the Basic MECP certification by the Consumer Electronics Association.

“We hear from retailers on a regular basis that they cannot find qualified people to hire,” said Malin. “There are 107 different categories of competition within SkillsUSA, each category stresses various aspects of the real-world workplace; so when they graduate, they are positioned to enter a job and immediately contribute. The 12-volt industry needs more sharp-minded employees to bring new ideas to the table.”

The event includes a written examination covering the Basic MECP certification, a professional interview and five hands-on applications that include taking electrical measurements, installing consumer-electronics equipment, soldering, working with relay circuits and troubleshooting electronic circuitry.

KICKER is donating over $5,000 in prizes to the winners of the 12-volt competitions.

“I would like to encourage other 12-volt industry leaders and manufacturers to get involved with SkillsUSA at their local, state and national level,” Malin said. “As an industry, we need those young men and women to join us in the very exciting and quickly evolving industry.”

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce, according to SkillsUSA.org. Students excel and often have the opportunity to secure jobs at competitions. Thousands of outstanding career- and technical-education students will compete hands-on in more than 100 different trade, technical, and leadership career competitions.

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.

It’s been over two decades since 12-volt expert Chuck McLennan has been able to call himself a Stillwater Designs employee, but he never lost his fondness for the mobile-audio manufacturer. After 23 years of gaining experience and prowess at several reputable marketing and sales companies, McLennan is returning to where he started his audio career as the new KICKER Channel-Development Specialist.

“We have found our ‘tall-order’ man,” said Charlie Schultz, KICKER Vice President of Marketing and Product Planning

His homecoming to KICKER will have him working to increase sales and build product awareness of the Vehicle-Specific Solutions (VSS™) line across the country.

McLennan’s interest was a stroke of luck for the Sales team, who had a big role to fill. Finding an individual with automotive and sales experience, an extensive knowledge of all car audio and the ability to test equipment seemed nearly impossible until McLennan’s name came across Schultz’s desk. Back in 1988 when McLennan began working with KICKER product as a Technical Representative, he was able to have his hands in various areas of the business. He helped build and maintain demo vehicles, trained dealers and traveled to many trade shows.

STILLWATER, USA – This fall KICKER® will get involved with car audio competition as a sponsor of the USACi World Finals, held this year at the J.S. Bridwell Event Center in Wichita Falls, Texas October 7-8.

KICKER is also attending the event in support of performance-battery company JY Power. The lithium-battery manufacturer will soon unveil a new KICKER-equipped SPL vehicle, dubbed “The Cube.”

USACi Executive Director Jenissa Lillard expects a sizeable turnout to the event.

“Last year we had over 200 entries, and this year we think it’s going to be higher,” Lillard said. “Competitors have registered from 47 of the 50 states and Mexico. Spectators have registered from as far as South Africa to see the Finals.

Over 80 trophies and nearly 40 first place rings will be awarded at the event. The KICKER and JY Power logos will be featured on the side of every first-place ring, as will the competitor’s name. The rings, described as “Super-Bowl Size”, are valued at over $18,000 in total.

KICKER owns a rich history in audio competition, earning hundreds of sound-quality (SQ) and sound-pressure-level (SPL) trophies during the 1990s and early 2000s.

“We are thrilled to see car-stereo competition experiencing a resurgence,” says Kip Litsey, Associate Marketing Director for KICKER. “As the size of the crowds and competitors continue to grow, we are looking forward to supporting the sport we all love – now and in the future.” 

KICKER will also support the Unified Finals in Louisville, Ky., October 14-15, and the Midwest SPL Finals in Sedalia, Mo., October 28-29.

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.

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