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KICKER Performance Audio has announced that the world-famous Street Outlaws from TV’s The Discovery Channel will be appearing and signing autographs at the KICKER booth during the 2015 SEMA Show. KICKER will be located in the North Hall, Booth #11861.

These racers and fabricators, whose Oklahoma location originates just an hour south of KICKER World Headquarters, will be at the booth both Wednesday and Thursday, November 4th and 5th, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Expected to appear are “Street Outlaws” Big Chief, Murder Nova, Chuck, Monza, Daddy Dave and Kamikaze.

Along with the celebrity excitement, the booth will be buzzing with activity for the entire show. Custom rides and incredible, new mobile-audio gear will be on display, and show-goers will get a sneak-peak into the technologies that make KICKER one of the top-selling manufacturers in the 12-volt industry. 

The gorgeous 1956 Continental Mark II, recently named Goodguys™ Custom-of-the-Year and boasting a full KICKER Q-Class audio system, will be the featured automobile.

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.

Street Outlaws is a trademark of Discovery Communications, LLC.

Goodguys is a trademark of Goodguy Enterprises, Inc.

STILLWATER, USA – Stillwater Designs, the manufacturers of KICKER audio gear, is renowned for more than the innovative products it provides to the world’s audio lovers. It is also known for the extraordinary care the company takes in empowering its employees, which was shown recently as the company was named “favorite manufacturer” by its city news media.

Inside global headquarters, logistical challenges were quickly overcome by organizing “work from home” access for entire departments, including Administration, Sales and Marketing, Research and Development, Customer Service and Technical Support. Those working inside KICKER HQ were provided masks and gloves. Social distancing protocols were quickly called into action and continue to be employed. Deep cleanings still occur nightly.

To keep spirits up, marketing director Kevin Campbell shares a daily newsletter, highlighting current news and events around the industry, great places to visit and even some of his favorite cars. The company sponsors a weekly luncheon for employees currently working inside HQ, with catering from local establishments. Even KICKER sales representatives like Tom Ebeling of Tree and Associates (Chicago) have shown appreciation by providing ice cream to employees during recent lunches.

“I’m amazed at how our people have stepped up to the challenges brought on by a magnitude of increased business during a very stressful time – with many even working from home,” said Steve Irby, SD founder and president. “Our weekly lunches are a gesture of our appreciation for all they’re doing. And in addition to being a blessing to our employees, the lunches have provided much needed support for our local restaurants that are struggling during this time.”

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.

New Series Kicked off January 2 with Train, Jason Mraz, Jewel, Richard Marx, Clint Black, Gavin DeGraw and A Marley Family Celebration Of “One Love” Featuring Stephen Marley

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – THE SONG – Recorded Live @ TGL Farms nationally syndicated hit TV series is back for another exciting season with music’s most iconic artists performing legendary songs in some of the most scenic locations of America. Founding partner Ally® returns to present Season II, as THE SONG welcomes new partners America’s legendary motorcycle brand Harley-Davidson® and KICKER® to the team. The 15-episode series launched Saturday, January 2 in more than 140 markets reaching 77.7% of U.S. households. The one-hour season opener highlights featured acts including Train, Jason Mraz, Jewel, Richard Marx, Clint Black, Gavin DeGraw and a very special Marley Family Celebration Of “One Love” Featuring Stephen Marley.

“Although challenging, this season’s filming actually presented us with a unique opportunity to take the show to the artists and record them where they were most comfortable – in or near their own homes,” said the show’s creator and Executive Producer Marc Oswald. “We can’t thank the artists enough for taking the time to hang with us and share their stories and incredible performances of these massive hit songs.”

Returning hosts Krista Marie and Damien Horne traveled coast-to-coast to visit legendary artists at truly spectacular and unique locations. Coffee with Jason Mraz at the Mraz Family Farm, sipping wine with Pat Monahan of Train at Concannon Vineyard in Northern California, riding horses with Jewel in the Colorado Rockies, filming Richard Marx as he performed at sunset on the beautiful cliffs of Malibu, an intimate evening with Clint Black at Analog at Hutton Hotel Nashville and jamming with the Marleys at the world famous Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Shooting wrapped where it all began, with Gavin DeGraw at TGL Farms located near “Music City” Nashville, Tennessee. In-depth interviews with the artists revealed never-before-heard details behind their hit songs, the inspiration and how they became woven into the fabric of popular culture.

Other exciting additions to Season II are multi-artist themed episodes such as “Grammy Winners,” “Party Anthems,” “Love Songs,” “The Songwriters,” “Acoustic Sessions” and “Rockin’ Country.” These special shows incorporate performances from artists from Season II along with CeeLo Green, Don McLean, All-4-One, Big & Rich, Rome Ramirez, Dirty Heads, Rick Springfield, Lonestar, Travis Tritt, and Gretchen Wilson from Season I.

“To have the kind of national syndication clearance on a new show in only its second season is a testament to the unique content provided by the artists involved and the dedication this amazing team has put into THE SONG,” said Executive Producer Cary Glotzer. “We had wonderful feedback on the debut season, and we’re anxious for the viewers to see this new season.”

The show is produced by Oswald Entertainment Group and Tupelo Honey and directed by renowned film and still-photographer David “Doc” Abbott. Gray Television is managing the syndication, led by Greg Conklin and George Johnson, in over 140 markets predominantly on CBS, ABC, FOX and NBC affiliates including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Dallas, San Francisco, Miami and Seattle. AXS TVacquired all 10 episodes from Season I, which will continue airing through 2022.

“KICKER Performance Audio is honored to be a part of Season II of THE SONG,” said Kevin Campbell, KICKER Director of Global Marketing. “Steve Irby, the founder and CEO of KICKER, is a musician who loves to design loudspeakers, and his passion for music permeates every KICKER product. That’s ‘Livin’ Loud®,’ and so is THE SONG!”

For more great moments from both seasons, fans can log on to TheSong.TV to check out full performances as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes content. The site includes details for tuning into the show in specific markets. Music from the show can also be streamed on Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, Pandora or wherever great music is heard.

A complete episodic breakdown will be available at TheSong.TV.

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.

Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a leading digital financial services company. Ally Bank, the company's direct banking subsidiary, offers an array of deposit, personal lending and mortgage products and services. Ally Bank is a Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender. As a leading digital financial services company that’s constantly creating and reinventing, Ally continues to build award-winning experiences and products that bring our customers innovative approaches to online banking, lending, home loans, auto financing and wealth management.

Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company of Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services. Our vision: Building our legend and leading our industry through innovation, evolution and emotion. Our mission: More than building machines, we stand for the timeless pursuit of adventure. Freedom for the soul. Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has defined motorcycle culture with an expanding range of leading-edge, distinctive and customizable motorcycles in addition to riding experiences and exceptional motorcycle accessories, riding gear and apparel. Harley-Davidson Financial Services provides financing, insurance and other programs to help get Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders on the road. Learn more at www.harley-davidson.com.

Ally Bank is a registered trademark of Ally Financial Inc.

Harley-Davidson is a registered trademark of H-D, Inc.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® will showcase a booth filled with world premieres, custom vehicles, and celebrity appearances at this year’s SEMA Show. KICKER will be located in the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall, booth 10739.

The 50-year manufacturer of premium mobile-audio products will unveil a truckload of new gear on the SEMA Show floor, including the debut of the KICKER Pro Class, and an expansion of the Marine, Powersports and 12-volt product lines. Included in that will be KICKER’s new truck-specific, Dual L7T® Subwoofer Enclosures. A perfect form-fitting, under-back-seat solution for select versions of the Ford® F-150,® Chevy® Silverado,® GMC® Sierra,® and RAM,® two L7T ultra-thin square subwoofers have been placed into heavily braced MDF enclosures, delivering up to 1,200 watts (RMS) of bass.

The brand’s big-power offering has grown, leading to the formation of KICKER Pro Class. The Pro Class features KICKER’s new competition-grade products – SoloX® Subwoofers, ST-Series Speakers, and Warhorse Amplifiers. The perfect complement to the Warhorse 3,600-watt Mono Amplifier that will begin shipping this year, KICKER’s new Warhorse WXA1000.4 Four-Channel Competition Amplifier is a full-range powerhouse, rated at 250x4 at four Ohms, 450x4 at 2 Ohms and features 8 AWG speaker outputs. This amp is more than ready to run a massive, multi-speaker door set up in even the loudest competition vehicles.

The remaining sizes of the behemoth SoloX L7X Subwoofer line, the 10- and 15-inch, will both begin shipping this year, along with the previously released L7X12.

KICKER audiophile-grade KSS-Series 3-Way Component Systems also debut as a high-fidelity, drop-in upgrade solution, compatible with select models of GM,® Ford, Chrysler,® Jeep,® Dodge,® and more. Two model sizes will be available.

Several heavily customized vehicles will be displayed in the KICKER booth: a 2020 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® touring bike and Polaris® RZR® will both be packed with the newest KICKER Powersports products. A custom-wrapped GMC Sierra will sport four 15-inch SoloX Subwoofers in a powerful 8,000-watt system. The truck will tour across the country in 2024, attending shows and inspiring KICKER dealers from coast to coast.

In a tribute to SPL legend Alma Gates, KICKER’s 2021 Ford Bronco returns to the SEMA booth this year, loaded with nine SoloX 12-inch Subwoofers and as many Warhorse 3600-watt Mono Amplifiers. A trio of seven-inch ST-Series midrange drivers are installed in each custom door panel, as are four one-inch ST bullet tweeters.

To complete the SEMA Show experience, KICKER is excited to have NHRA legend Cruz Pedregon visiting fans in the booth on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. to shake hands and sign autographs. The hosts of Motor Trend TV’s Ride of Your Life, co-hosts Bryan Fuller and Courtney Hansen, stop by Thursday at 3 p.m. to meet their fans and talk cars.

More information on KICKER new products can be found at www.kicker.com/sema2023.

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.

Ford and F-150 are registered trademarks, owned and used under license by Ford Motor Company.

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

Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC.

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Harley-Davidson and Road Glide are among the trademarks of H-D U.S.A., LLC.

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

STILLWATER, USA – Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.® d/b/a KICKER® (“KICKER”) reached a settlement with Josha26, Inc. d/b/a as Discounts Jungle (“Discounts Jungle”) who was a defendant in a gray-market litigation that KICKER filed in August of 2017 in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts. Discounts Jungle was engaging in the unauthorized distribution and sale of KICKER products. 

KICKER sought injunctive relief and monetary damages for Discounts Jungle’s improper sale of KICKER products. In its complaint, KICKER asserted claims for trademark infringement, tortious interference with contract and/or business relations, as well as unfair and deceptive trade practices.

As part of the settlement, amongst other things, the dealer was forced to cease all distribution and sale of KICKER Products.

“KICKER is committed to supporting our authorized partners and protecting our loyal customer base,” said Rob Limbaugh, KICKER Vice President, Business Development. “We’re committed to aggressively pursuing unauthorized resellers who use improper means to obtain KICKER products and sell them through unauthorized channels.”

KICKER has invested in its Authorized Distribution Network and requires resellers of its products to apply and be authorized by KICKER. Authorized KICKER Dealers must execute an agreement regulating the manner in which they sell. Resellers who have not applied and have not been approved by KICKER are strictly prohibited from selling KICKER products. Further, the KICKER manufacturer’s warranty is only valid on KICKER products purchased from Authorized KICKER Dealers. KICKER systematically identifies and shuts down unauthorized resellers. 

The program benefits KICKER and its authorized dealers in a number of ways. It ensures the protection of KICKER’s online brand presence and the elimination of free-riding by unauthorized, discount and gray-market retailers who provide little to no product service or expertise. 

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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