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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 – 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® 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 – 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 – 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

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.

2-15-2017, STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® will support its Marine dealers and bring its line of head units, amplifiers and speakers to the 2017 Miami International Boat Show February 16-20, located at the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin. KICKER’s booth will be located in the Sport Fishing Pavilion (Tent D), booth no. D137.

In conjunction with authorized marine dealer El Capitan Sports Center (Miami, Fla.), KICKER will be next door to offer sales support for El Capitan’s booth, no. D135. At the KICKER booth, a pair of interactive displays will allow visitors to explore the marine gear in detail, while glowing KM-Series Coaxials and Subwoofers constantly display a dazzling light show. Additionally, KICKER personnel will make reference to its announcement last week regarding membership into the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). KICKER is already a member of both the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).

Included as part of the booth display are new KICKER KXM-Series Amplifiers, unveiled for the first time at International CES in January. KXM-Series Amps offer side-mounted acoustic controls that are easily accessed and protected with a moisture-deterring, gasket-sealed door. In addition to conformal coating on the circuit boards, all power connections are ABYC/NMMA compliant. 

KICKER Marine Media Center/Receivers will also be on the display. All three units feature Bluetooth® connectivity, AM/FM reception, weather-band, a charging USB port and IPX6 certification.

The Miami show features more than 1,100 exhibitors and 1,300 boats, displayed both on land and in the water. A comprehensive series of seminars are available to consumers and professionals alike, including boat safety, maintenance and hands-on skills training. Events begin hourly for the duration of the show.  An interactive boat simulator will allow users to practice docking, turning, stopping and more. Equipped with steering wheel and real throttle, the driver of the boat experiences a virtual lake cruise, and must navigate around other sailboats, powerboats and a marina.

Visit www.miamiboatshow.com for more information.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® Performance Audio will team with dealer partner Exotic Sound and Tint (Salisbury, Md.) for 2016 Ocean City Jeep® Week, August 25-28 at the Ocean City Convention Center.

Located adjacent to the entrance of the Convention Center, the KICKER/Exotic Sound booth will have staff on hand to answer questions regarding installation and gear. Next to Exotic Sound, the KICKER Jeep Zone will feature a trio of customized Jeeps.

“The event is fairly new, and it’s growing every year,” said Matt Matheson, Eastern Regional Sales Director for KICKER. “With the Jeep market growing the way it is, we felt this was an excellent event to support in the region. We’re also excited to have Exotic Sound selling and installing KICKER gear right at the show.”

In the KICKER Jeep Zone, attendees will find Hauk Designs “Project Chief JK,” with a custom sound system designed by Sounds So Good Car Audio of Waynesboro, Pa. This system features a unique sub enclosure fitted to the contours of the Wrangler®. A five-channel amplifier rests in a custom back-lit amp rack, complete with the Jeep logo integrated into it. Sounds So Good is also bringing the “Jurassic Jeep,” which features a Jurassic Park movie theme throughout, including custom graphics on three KICKER CX-Series amplifiers and a highly customized subwoofer enclosure.

Also in attendance will be an Opus Marketing Jeep Wrangler featuring five KICKER KXM-Series marine-grade amplifiers on a custom rack, with three powerful L7QB8 Enclosed Subwoofers from KICKER’s Q-Class line. KICKER’s elite QS component speakers and versatile Front Row™ signal processor are integrated into the system. Opus Marketing is KICKER’s sales representative firm in the region.

Saturday night, KICKER and Opus Marketing will raffle off a full KICKER audio system worth over $1,000. Show attendees can register their names at the KICKER booth.

Several events are planned for the show. Each day will begin at 7 a.m., with 250 Jeepers cruising the Ocean City sand at the Beach Crawl. Mud and obstacle courses are planned daily, as is a Kids Zone, Vendors Row and more. A Show N’ Shine is also planned for Thursday and Friday.

Full event details are available on the OC Jeep Week web page:  http://www.oceancityjeepweek.com.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® announces title sponsorship of a custom-car show and audio competition in iconic Bricktown – the hub of Oklahoma City’s downtown entertainment district. KC Showdown presents KICKER in Bricktown, open to all makes and models near the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark Saturday July 16.

KICKER will roll in with the XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle), the 82-foot showroom housing the full line of audio gear and the now-famous Boom Room, featuring an even larger, louder sub enclosure suspended in a custom steel frame. Built to withstand the torture emanating from 40,000 watts of massive power, the Boom Room boasts an array of 11-inch, horn-loaded can speakers adding to the thunderous bass a dozen square L7® 15-inch subwoofers.

Car-audio competitors with big-bass systems will have a chance to compete at the Bass Wars booth, earning prizes and points toward the Bass Wars World Finals. BW Regional Director Jimmy Pittman explained Bass Wars has classes that accommodate almost any mobile-audio system, from a single subwoofer to an extreme SPL system.

“I have had a lot of competitors reach out to me from surrounding states,” said Pittman. “It’s going to be a pretty big show. I hope Bricktown is ready for a very loud crowd.”

The show will also feature a “hop off” for cars with hydraulics.

“The goal is to make the front of the car jump as high as you can, with or without weight, and make the car stand up on back bumper,” KC Showdown promoter Denny Eddy explained. “It’s a great way to show off your car and is really fun. It’s a lot of custom work that you don’t see the bottom of, until they come out to compete.”

Spectators will enjoy free admission. For more information, consumers need to search “Kicker Custom Car Show and Audio Comp” on Facebook.

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® announces it has begun shipping the KB6 Two-Way, Full-Range Speaker System, meant to deliver clean, crisp sound indoors or out.  Sold as pairs, KB6 Speakers come with black or gray cabinets, available for purchase both in-store at Authorized KICKER Dealers and online.

The KB6 is high-efficiency speaker system, featuring UV-resistance and weatherproof design to battle elements on a patio, near the pool or around the shop. The multi-purpose speakers are equally at home in a boat, on a UTV, outside an RV or in a home theater. Each cabinet in the dual-enclosure system houses a 6-1/2-inch KICKER woofer and a 2 x 5-inch, compression-loaded horn tweeter. The woofers utilize precisely tuned polypropylene cones and tough Santoprene® surrounds that send quality audio over long distances.

Providing an 8-Ohm load and ready to be driven by a home stereo receiver or car-audio amplifier, the KB6 can easily be used as a single set or in-series with additional pairs. The included bracketing and mounting hardware make it easy to install vertically or horizontally on nearly any flat surface.

For more information, consumers can log on to www.kicker.com/KB6_Indoor_Outdoor_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. 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 KB6 Outdoor/Indoor Speakers Specifications

Model                                                               KB6

Woofers (in, cm)                                             6.5, 16.5

Horn tweeters (in, cm)                                   2 x 5, 5.1 x 12.7

Impedance (Ohms)                                        8

Frequency response (Hz)                             55-21k

Max. Rec. Amp Power (watts RMS)            75

Peak Power Handling (watts)                       150

Height (in, cm)                                                 11, 27.9

Width (in, cm)                                                  8-1/8, 20.7

Depth (in, cm)                                                 8-1/8, 20.7

 

STILLWATER, USA – Stillwater Designs® today announced that it has been named a CES® 2021 Innovation Awards honoree for the new KICKER® Solo X® L7X™ subwoofer. The announcement was made ahead of the first-ever, all-digital CES 2021, happening Jan. 11-14, 2021.
The CES Innovation Awards program is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products across 28 product categories. An elite panel of industry judges, including members of the media, designers and engineers reviewed submissions based on innovation, engineering and functionality, aesthetic and design.
 
 
“We’re very happy to win the Innovations award,” said Steve Irby, KICKER’s Founder and President. “This is a radically improved version of the original Solo X, and to be recognized for the amount of work and creativity we’ve put into making it a reality feels really good.”  
A ground-up reimagining of the legendary Solo X, the 2021 iteration was designed to set high standards in a subwoofer’s mechanical excursion, musicality, thermal management and reliability. Offered in 10-, 12-, and 15-inch versions, each Solo X will share a 2,000-watt RMS power rating. KICKER’s SoloX has not yet been assigned an MSRP, and will begin shipping later this spring.
 
 
For the past four years, KICKER has researched and experimented with concepts surrounding an extreme subwoofer, while re-introducing the brand to the competition circuit by sponsoring major competitions like the Unified Finals, USACi Finals and Midwest SPL Finals.
“The concept of the new Solo X is to take it to the next level,” Irby said. “It is designed with very tight tolerances. It has more power, more stroke, more Xmax, and still has a field-replaceable cone. The new design allows the Solo X to be extremely loud, but also be extremely musical.”
The no-glue reconing system uses a unique surround compression system and bolt-on spider landing, and is designed specifically to make speaker repair possible in only a few minutes time.
 
 
The CES 2021 Innovation Awards honorees, including product descriptions and photos, can be found at CES.tech/innovation. Additional honorees will be revealed during CES 2021.
 
 
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® has developed and perfected three new, ultra-thin, down-firing loaded enclosures, dubbed the TRTP-Series, and all are currently shipping to Authorized Dealers and Consumers across the U.S. All enclosures come with a single 2-Ohm terminal, and are available in 8-, 10-, and 12-inch models. The enclosures are available for purchase by consumers in-store and online.

Included in each enclosure is the popular KICKER CompRT® thin subwoofer, alongside a resurgent reFLEX™ passive radiator for a significant upgrade in bass without increasing overall depth. Barely five inches high, TRTP Enclosures are built to fit anywhere from behind the seat of a pickup to the back cargo area of a hatchback. The down-firing design allows it to fit in tight spaces, yet still deliver peak performance. The rugged enclosures design has the added benefit of allowing items to be stacked on top of it for max cargo space. TRTP Enclosures are carpeted and custom embroidered with the KICKER logo.

Thanks to innovative engineering, the shallow-mount CompRT subwoofer handles an exceptional amount of power without sacrificing depth. The ribbed Santoprene® surround sports signature red KICKER stitching, while the thick polypropylene cone pumps out smooth, clean bass. The sub’s perimeter venting and UniPlate™ back plate and solid pole piece provide excellent thermal management for the sub at any volume level.

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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STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® announces its co-sponsorship of the 2017 Car Audio Championship, featuring over 400 dB Drag Racing, IASCA and MECA competitors packing the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville October 14-15.

KICKER is also attending the event in support of lithium-battery manufacturer JY Power, and its new KICKER-equipped SPL vehicle dubbed “The Cube.”  The converted delivery truck features 40 elite Q-Class™ 15-inch L7® subwoofers, powered by 20 KICKER KX-Series 2,400-watt mono amplifiers. The outrageous install also includes 12 KXM-Series 1,200-watt stereo amps powering 162 eight-inch, KM marine coaxial speakers. 

Last weekend competitors and fans watched the 60,000-watt system break the windshield within 20 seconds of its initial playing at the USACi Car-Audio Finals. The system was running on approximately five percent of total power, according to Travis Young, co-owner of JY Power.

More than 2,000 spectators are expected to attend this year’s event, beginning at 10 a.m. each morning.

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,” said Kip Litsey, Associate Marketing Director for KICKER.

The Championship’s three organizations are holding open triple-point events in addition to the invitation-only finals, allowing any competitor to build up points for the 2018 season.

dB Drag Racing is operating its North American championships in three locations simultaneously:  live in Louisville, Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada and Concord, California. Competitors in all three locations will battle each other via live streaming.

dB Drag is also starting a “Bagger Beatz” motorcycle SPL class of competition.

“We’ve seen a lot of interest in aftermarket performance motorcycle sound systems,” said Wayne Harris, founder of dB Drag Racing.  “It reminds me of the 90s for cars.”

STILLWATER, USA – Fresh off attending and supporting the Unified Car Audio Championships (Louisville, Ky.) and USACi World Finals (Lawton, Okla.), KICKER® continues its support of car-stereo competition by sponsoring the MWSPL Finals for the third consecutive year. The finals will be The The held at the Missouri State Fairgrounds October 26-27.

More than 120 competitors have committed to attend, according to the MWSPL Finals Facebook® Event page.

After the competition has ended Saturday, a competitor’s party with costume contest will add more fun to the festivities, with prizes donated by KICKER awarded to the best costume. KICKER is providing prizes for many of the functions that night.

MWSPL will also run a silent charity auction during the Finals, with items donated by KICKER and other manufacturers. This year’s goal is to raise at least $4,500, with proceeds earmarked to help an ailing child in Arkansas. Details are available on the MWSPL Facebook page.

This year’s MWSPL Finals will feature a separate “progressive outdoor competition” that builds a competitor’s potential points for the 2020 season. The point value of the competition increases as the attendance of the outdoor event rises. 

“It’s a way to build some excitement,” said MWSPL founder Steve Benton. “The more of (competitor’s) friends they can get to compete, the larger the potential reward.”

Fans and consumers can go online and visit www.midwestspl.com for additional details.

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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