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STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® announces its second consecutive year of sponsoring one of the largest car-audio sound-offs in the West:  the 2019 CES Showdown. Hosted by the Texas Station Gambling Hall and Hotel in Las Vegas, the two-day show starts the Saturday following CES (January 12) at 8 a.m. and continues to 6 p.m. Sunday.

“KICKER is once again stoked to be helping with this cool event to kick off the competition year,” said Kip Litsey, KICKER Marketing Associate Director. “KICKER and sound-offs have a long history, and we’re proud to be a part of this great early-season event.”

Featuring both sound-pressure-level and sound-quality categories, individual triple-point competitions will be held by dB Drag Racing, IASCA, and MECA organizations. Also, USACi will offer its only West-Coast, quadruple-point event of the season. Showdown founder Steve Barber and the Vegas Style SPL Car Club serve as promoters for the show, and they expect over 100 competitors and a crowd in excess of 1,000 spectators.

In addition to the car-audio competition, attendees can participate in a pizza-eating contest, a tug-of-war, subwoofer toss and a charity raffle. KICKER has donated several prizes to be awarded, including amplifiers, Bluetooth® speakers, t-shirts, caps, jackets and more.

“We started doing this show seven years ago,” said Barber. “I was born and raised in Vegas. As a car-audio junkie, I noticed every (car-audio) manufacturer had a CES demo car. Over the years, the noise was too much, so they weren’t allowed to show off their install. I thought it would be cool to give them a place to show their products in action.

“Now the major manufacturers are involved, and the show has turned out to be one of the biggest SPL shows on the West Coast. People are coming from every corner of the country to compete.”

Spectators get free admission. For more information, consumers can go to Facebook and look up “CES Showdown 2019.”

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 – June 12, 2018  Elite performance is a way of life for American Flat Track® racers. So while being fast is understandable, surrounding yourself with the best of everything, including great sounding music, is also a must.

The KICKER® brand will make its presence known at the third annual OKC Mile Presented by Indian Motorcycle of OKC, at Oklahoma City’s Remington Park June 16. The OKC Mile is the seventh event in an 18-race season for American Flat Track, the pro dirt-track motorcycle racing championship sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. NBCSN will broadcast the race on June 23 at 5 p.m. EDT, then again on June 27 at 4 p.m. EDT.

Normally featuring racing that includes thoroughbreds or quarter horses, Remington Park will play host to its third OKC Mile and its fast bikes. KICKER will have a vendor booth trackside where there will be giveaways for three KICKER Bullfrog® outdoor Bluetooth® speakers, along with a plug-and-play Motorcycle Audio Kit for touring bikes. Everyone who purchases a ticket online will be automatically entered in the prize drawing, and winners will be announced at the race.

“Once again we here at Brassmonkey Promotions are stoked to be a part of bringing the fastest flat track motorcycle racers in the world to Oklahoma City,” said event promoter Shawn Brassfield. “We are planning to add seating, more vendors, and more things that engage every age group. We know the racing is going to be amazing and we want the event to be so much more.”

With a single set of brakes on the back tire, flat-track racers can exceed 120 miles-per-hour on the dirt or asphalt. AFT has held events on such prestigious tracks as the Daytona International Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.

In addition to showcasing the world’s fastest flat-track racers on this monster mile, an array of activities is in store for all ages, including live entertainment, bounce houses, face painting and more. Patrons can check out retro bikes at the Vintage Motorcycle show inside the air-conditioned Remington Park facility.

Gates open at 2 p.m., and the paddock opens at 5 p.m. for autographs and pictures with the racers. Racing begins at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, fans can visit www.okcmile.com and www.americanflattrack.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® will once again sponsor Slamology, the 2021 version at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. The automotive and mobile audio-heavy show will take place June 12-13.

In its 18th year, Slamology is billed as a “family friendly, yet edgy” event put on by Donnie Babb, the show organizer and founder. In its third year of sponsorship, KICKER has frequently attended as a corporate brand.

“We (always) wanted a way to connect with (fans) and have a weekend-long party,” said Babb.

Billed as one of the largest car-stereo competitions in the country, Slamology plays host to competition organizations USACi, MECA, IASCA and dB Drag Racing, which will all have multi-point competitions at the Raceway during the weekend. In the spirit of mobile-sound competition, KICKER is the official car-audio contest sponsor for Slamology 2021 and will run a huge contest in which one lucky show attendee will win special KICKER product.

In addition to a “full-tilt demo session,” the show also features live bands along with RC racing, a tattoo competition, auto-limbo, a hydraulic contest, big-rig show, a 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 co-sponsor the 2021 Car Audio Championships, held at the North Alabama State Fairgrounds in Muscle Shoals October 8-9, and then again at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Bentonville, Ark., October 23-24.
 
The SPL portion of the Championships will take place in Muscle Shoals, coinciding with some additional West-Coast locations. The Sound-Quality Finals will take place in Bentonville two weeks later. KICKER is a sponsor for both events.
 
“The Championships represent the elite of the competition world, both for SPL and sound quality,” said Kevin Campbell, KICKER’s Marketing Director. “KICKER believes in the importance of competition, which is why we’ve supported the sport for so many years. A passion for audio drives these competitors. That same passion pushes us and our products to evolve. It’s a kindred spirit.”
MECA, dB Drag Racing, IASCA and EMMA USA are all partners in producing the Car Audio Championships. Competitors have accrued points throughout the season to gain an invitation to the SQ and SPL championship events. With hundreds of vehicles participating in multiple locations and thousands of spectators, the event will be a destination for all things audio, as local audio retailers are promoting it around the areas.
 
The dB Drag Racing competitors will have the option to compete from Muscle Shoals, or at the Sacramento, Calif., site. Web-enabled competition will allow any competitor to go head-to-head in either location and still be part of one large event.
 
Open triple-point events will also be held at the same time as the invitation-only Championships, allowing local and national competitors have an opportunity to kick off the 2022 competition season with a high-point event.
 
Both Championships will run on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, fans can visit www.caraudiochampionship.com, www.dbdragracing.com, www.iasca.com, or www.mecacaraudio.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.
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STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® continues to support the competitive world of car audio as the presenting sponsor for the 2019 USACi World Finals, held this year at the Comanche County Fairgrounds in Lawton, Okla., September 20-22.

On Saturday, the KICKER booth will show off the KICKER SPL demo daily-driver, equipped with aftermarket KX-Series amplifiers, KS-Series coaxial speakers and six 15-inch KICKER subs. Representatives from KICKER global headquarters in Stillwater, Okla., and from KICKER’s local distribution partner, Marketing Pros (Houston, Texas), will be on hand to answer questions about product and the brand.

More than 60 plaques and trophies will be awarded at the event. First-place winners will also receive customized rings, which will be engraved with the winner's name and the KICKER logo.

In addition to the more than 300 competitors expected to compete at the Finals, USACi will run two separate competitions during the weekend: a “best demo” competition, plus an extra event for local competitors to start building their point totals for the 2020 season. The best demo competition is new to USACi, with independent judges assessing the cleanliness of the vehicle, the competitor’s friendliness, system knowledge and interaction with the public.

“We want car stereo to grow,” said Paul Galanos, USACi judge. “We feel a clean installation with a friendly, knowledgeable, engaged competitor helps attract new people to the sport, and to the industry.”

For more information, consumers can visit www.usaciworldwide.org or www.facebook.com/usaciusa.

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® is gearing up for the Midwestspl Finals, held this year at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia October 28-29. KICKER is a proud sponsor of the 10th annual event, featuring the loudest vehicles in car audio.

KICKER is sending a vehicle-support staff to the event to back JY Power, the lithium-battery manufacturer that continues to impress show-goers with “The Cube” – a 60,000-watt SPL vehicle sporting 40 KICKER elite Q-Class, 15-inch L7® square subwoofers, and more than 160 KICKER coaxial speakers. 

Despite being operational for barely one month, the converted delivery truck has already broken 166 decibels with both doors open, and has appeared on the HBO newsmagazine program VICE.

This year’s Midwestspl Finals features a celebrity appearance by Derek Travis of the Discovery Channel TV show Street Outlaws. Driver of “The Silver Unit” Camaro, Travis will be at the Finals meeting fans and signing autographs.

MWSPL Director and founder Steve Benton describes the Finals as a way to “give back and thank you to the competitors,” waiving the fee for the first class each competitor enters. Each competitor also receives an after-party ticket and free t-shirt commemorating the event.

Fans and competitors can visit www.midwestspl.com/finals online 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 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.

8-23-2017, STILLWATER, USA – This weekend KICKER® will serve as the title sponsor of Ocean City Jeep® Week, August 24-27 at the Ocean City (Md.) Convention Center.

Located in front of the Convention Center entrance, KICKER will pair with the Exotic Sound and Tint (Salisbury, Md.) booth and have staff on hand to answer questions, install audio equipment and Jeep accessories.  Next to Exotic Sound, KICKER will feature a new show truck featuring products from its yellow line, designed by the KICKER Special Projects Team. The booth will also have a genuine Hauk Designs Ford® Bronco, with a custom sound system installed by Sounds So Good Car Audio of Waynesboro, Pa.

New for this year, KICKER will bring the XRV (Xtreme Recreation Vehicle) to OC Jeep Week. The XRV is a rolling showroom, complete with a full line of KICKER audio gear and the 20,000-watt “Boom Room” with a wall full of 15-inch, Q-Class L7® subwoofers.

The Hauk “Search-and-Rescue” Ford Bronco designed by Hauk/SSG will also be in the KICKER booth. The all-terrain Bronco is fitted with tracks (instead of wheels) and a full KICKER audio system, including a KMC20 source unit, a five-channel CX-Series amplifier, CS-Series speakers and a CompVX™ 10-inch sub.

Hauk Designs of Velocity Channel’s Road Hauks will also be showcasing its completely customized semi, dubbed “The Viking.” The ’94 Peterbilt® features a massive KICKER system exceeding 5,000 watts and designed by Sounds So Good Car Audio.

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. This is the only time all year Ocean City permits Jeeps on the sand. 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, 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 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.

Jeep is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC. Ford is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company. Peterbilt is a registered trademark of PACCAR Company, Inc.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® travels to the Houston, Texas area for the Lone Star Throwdown (LST), for the brand’s third straight year to display at the heavily attended car show. The show will take place February 24-26 at the Lone Star Expo Center in Conroe, Texas.

KICKER will attend the show in force with its 80-foot XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle) tractor-trailer, hauling show materials and demo vehicles to exhibit.  This rolling showroom houses the full line of KICKER car-audio gear for viewing and features thunderous, square-subwoofer bass with the 20,000-watt Boom Room that show-goers can walk into and experience.

A customized Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® with a full KICKER audio system will be on display at the KICKER booth, as will a custom Can-Am® Maverick® X3, featuring a KICKER/SSV Works® Powersports audio system. KICKER will also host NotStock Photography’s “High Plains Drifter” – a KICKER-equipped GMC® Sierra®, along with Andrew Lowe’s outstanding Dodge® Charger.

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, along with a grand prize of $1,000.

For more information, consumers can visit www.lonestarthrowdown.com.

 

STILLWATER, USA – In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, KICKER’s® Tech Force continues training dealers and installers worldwide, efficiently making use of retailers’ time that normally might be spent on consumers that are no longer walking into stores. The four-man team educates KICKER representatives online about new gear releases, what makes the equipment special, and product tips that may provide a purchasing advantage over the competition.

KICKER has held nearly a dozen online-only trainings in the past month, with new “unboxing” and additional training videos slated in the coming weeks. The Tech Force teaches to an industry that is hungry for tools to use when stores reopen and some sense of normalcy returns.

“We can answer questions live, from anywhere in the world, right from the KICKER offices,” said John Myers, KICKER Tech Force senior trainer. “It’s also a chance to teach dealers and the public about all new technologies we’re rolling out in 2020. It’s really exciting!”

For example, Myers conducted a 45-minute course on several new KICKER products and technologies, reaching out to South African distributor partners at Planet World and several retailers within the country. He covered feature-intensive projects like the new KEY500.1 Smart Mono Amplifier, the re-voiced KS-Series speaker lineup, clever uses of KICKER LED speaker rings and more. A live Q-and-A session was held simultaneously to answer any questions.

KICKER plans on releasing training videos on social media, and on the training section of the company YouTube™ channel (KICKERFanatic).

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.

YouTube is a trademark of Google LLC.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® will haul what it calls a "truckload of fun" to the 19th annual Sand Sports Super Show, the largest show of its kind in the country, and the brand will highlight its recent rollout of new multi-speaker system kits for side-by-sides. The Orange County Convention Center plays host to the event September 15-17.

As a new addition for the 2017 event, KICKER is bringing its 83-foot, rolling showroom, the XRV (Xtreme Recreation Vehicle). The XRV displays the complete line of KICKER audio gear and houses the 20,000-watt “Boom Room” featuring a wall of 15-inch, Q-Class L7® subwoofers. The XRV will be conspicuously seen at booth OS1001, by the Yellow Gate.

Under the XRV’s awning, the area will be filled with demo vehicles loaded with powersports gear featuring the KICKER/SSV Works® co-brand.  Shown among the builds will be KICKER’s own Cam Am® Maverick® X3, with audio installation by the engineers at SSV Works. The X3 features a full line of weatherproof KM-series coaxial marine speakers, a trio of PX-Series compact amplifiers and two CompRT® 10-inch shallow-mount subwoofers.

KICKER will have a strong presence outside of the booth as well. Located next to the XRV, Gatorwraps® will feature several UTVs with KICKER gear in them. SSV Works (booth 708-OS) will also have KICKER-equipped UTVs on hand. Finally, Bert’s Mega Mall is also carrying the KICKER/SSV Works line available for purchase, occupying most of the Promenade between Buildings 14 and 16.

Full event details are available on the Sand Sports Super Show web page:   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 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.

SSV Works is a registered trademark of SSV Works, Inc.

Can-Am and Maverick are registered trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

Gatorwraps is a trademark of Gatorwraps, Inc.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® announces a booth filled with world premieres, custom vehicles and celebrity appearances at the 2018 SEMA Show, October 30-November 2 in Las Vegas. KICKER will be located in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall, booth number 11861.

Returning to the KICKER Booth for 2018, Kindig-It Design® is unveiling a one-off Hummer H2, Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Television stars of Velocity’s “Bitchin’ Rides”, Dave Kindig and Kevin “Kev Dogg” Schiele will be on-site, as will a full Velocity film crew to cover the event.

At 11 a.m. Tuesday, KICKER and GM® executives will unveil several exciting innovations, available as options in the all-new 2019 Chevrolet® Silverado® and GMC® Sierra™. KICKER will offer a complete audio system in both truck models, featuring KICKER’s computer-optimized, DSP amplifier built to power the full-range door speakers. As a second option, KICKER will also make available a separate 10-inch, 200-watt powered subwoofer system, adding bass to the factory sound. As part of the system and an automotive industry first, consumers can make their music truly personal with KICKER’s exclusive FlexTune™ app for connected devices, allowing them basic tuning control.

The all-new 2019 GMC Sierra will also highlight its MultiPro Tailgate System, now featuring KICKER Audio as another industry-first, exclusive option available at dealerships. The system features a 100-watt amplifier and Bluetooth® antenna, four-inch weatherproof coaxial speakers, 3.5mm audio jack and charging USB plug. Great for play or on the job, the system automatically deactivates when the tailgate is lifted.

KICKER Powersports partner SSV Works™ will feature a custom Textron® Wildcat XX, equipped with custom SSV Works enclosures and more than 500 watts powering eight-inch KICKER CompRT® thin subwoofers. Also featured the booth, GoodGuys® Gold Award-winning shop SicChops™ is bringing a 1961 VW Bus, complete with four KICKER Hideaway® compact powered subwoofers, KX-Series amplifier and elite Q-Series component speakers.

To make the SEMA experience even more exciting, KICKER has packed the booth with celebrity signings. On Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the Mod Kids USA elite kart-racing team stops by the KICKER booth to meet dirt-track fans. Then from 1 p.m.-3 p.m., the stars of Discovery Channel’s “Street Outlaws” will be at the KICKER booth. Chuck “Death Trap” Seitsinger, Ryan “Fireball” Martin and Jeff Lutz will meet fans and sign autographs.

On Thursday, more “Street Outlaws” come by the booth, starting with Farmtruck and AZN from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Then from 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Justin “Big Chief” Shearer, Shawn “Murder Nova” Ellington and “Daddy Dave” Comstock will be shaking hands and signing autographs.

More than 40 elite builders throughout the show have KICKER gear as their audio partner of choice. Weaver Customs, Kindig-It Designs, Classic Car Studio and RMD Garage are among the world-class vehicles that feature KICKER audio products in their builds this year.

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

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for 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 celebrating a trio of audio-equipped rides awarded in the Street Trucks magazine “Slamology Top-10 Trucks” list, put together by editors following the show’s conclusion June 12 at Lucas Oil Raceway.

All three top-tier trucks spent their time as featured vehicles parked in front of KICKER’s XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle) during the weekend, accumulating a non-stop crowd of awestruck spectators.

John Farr’s 1980 Dodge® D-50 pickup, known as the Ramster, sports a 3000-watt system that drives a half dozen KICKER subwoofers and 10 KICKER Q-Class speakers.

KICKER Special Projects Manager Tim Smith won “Best Interior” honors with his custom Chevy® Silverado®. It is equipped with a KICKER Q-Class amplifier and speaker system, along with a pair of eight-inch L7T square subwoofers in a custom enclosure.

Rounding out the honorees is a GMC® Sierra® showcasing a system installed by Indianapolis native Paul “Handmade” Howard. The system features L7T square subs, KICKER speakers and eight KICKER CX-Series amplifiers.

Billed as one of the largest car, truck and mobile-audio events in the world, Slamology featured in excess of 2,000 show cars over the two-day event, with nearly 20,000 spectators passing through the gates.

For more information, consumers can visit www.streettrucksmag.com/top-10-trucks-slamology-2022.

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

Dodge is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER’s® own Rob Limbaugh is preparing for an epic journey through America’s heartland.

This week marks the start of one of the most demanding motorized events in the world. The One Lap of America kicks off May 5 at Tire Rack’s headquarters in South Bend, Ind. Founded in 1983 by legendary journalist and American Motorsports Hall-of-Fame inductee Brock Yates, One Lap spans eight days, 14 states and over 3,600 miles. The “Lap” will take 85 teams through a combination of 19 separate events, including road courses, time trials and drag races at nine different locations – all of which must be completed on a single set of tires.

Limbaugh, KICKER’s Vice President of Business Development, is a five-time veteran of the OLOA. This year he and co-driver Ron James are steering a 2017 BMW M240i, and the audio performance will no doubt match the execution under the hood.

“The stock system is a set of four-inch, full-range drivers,” Limbaugh said, who added the KICKER KEY180.4 smart amp and PX-Series mono amplifiers, as well as KICKER KS-Series speakers. “The difference in sound quality is night and day.”

The KICKER VP cites the motivation to participate in One Lap lies more in the experience than the victory.

“These guys are all gearheads,” Limbaugh said. “If somebody breaks down on the side of the road, there are five guys puling over to help him. There’s a comradery like nothing I’ve ever seen before.”

One Lap has its roots in the original cross-country race, the Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, which debuted in 1971 with a 2,900-mile run for more than 140 drivers and 60 vehicles ranging from Studebakers to Ferraris.

During the 2018 event, the One Lap of America Facebook page will be updated daily with live streams, team interviews, behind-the-scenes moments and more. The competitor standings will be constantly updated on the One Lap website.

“It’s an awful lot like mountain climbing,” Limbaugh said. “You just do it because it’s there.”

For more information, fans and consumers can visit www.onelapofamerica.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® announces the addition of longtime KICKER employee Aziz Masri to the International Sales Team.

In a new initiative spearheaded by International Sales Director Chet Weddle, Masri will serve several locations on every continent KICKER serves, as will every member of the International Sales Team.

“When you interview for a position like this, you search for someone who can become the face of the company outside these walls, and do so admirably,” Weddle said. “We loved that Aziz would look at the position from a different perspective, and knew he would be an immediate fit.

“Based on this expansion, we’ve thrown a stick of dynamite at the traditional model. Instead of assigning territories to each member of the department, we are matching people to personalities,” Weddle said.

Masri has worked at KICKER for over two decades, starting in the Electronic Repair department and then transferring to Research and Development. He was then promoted to Electronic Repair Manager – a post he held for the past 15 years.

“I have always felt that because of my overseas background, that I could do a good job in the International Sales Department,” Masri said. “I wanted to do more for this company and move to a new challenge. Working in the technical side, you are trained to look at transistors and coils. Now I look at how the product I have worked on for so long fits my customer, and how I can help make our products serve each territory. I’m very excited to start.”

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® is pleased to introduce Falcon Sales and Marketing as its new brand representative group in the U.S. Northwest. Falcon replaces longtime rep firm N&S Marketing, which had disbanded following the retirement of its principal.

“We always want somebody who is going to put KICKER first,” said Western Regional Sales Manager Tracy Focht. “They have the infrastructure we need and were ready to start working with us immediately. We are very excited to have (CEO) Dave (Gates) and his firm on board with KICKER.”

Falcon was chosen not only for its strong infrastructure, but for its founder David Gates. Gates has intimate knowledge of the brand, having been named a four-time KICKER Rep-of-the-Year during his tenure as a rep with N&S Marketing.

“KICKER’s kind of in my blood,” said Gates. “I always felt that KICKER was like family, so returning to a brand I truly love feels like a homecoming.”

The Washington-based firm has a dedicated warehouse with shipping, sales, fulfillment, and technical support.

Falcon will serve retailers across Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho, and Alaska out of its 5,000 square-foot distribution center in Washougal, Wash. To learn more about Falcon Sales and Marketing, dealers can visit falconsalesanddistribution.

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 – Stillwater Designs®, the parent company of KICKER® Audio, is actively supporting the regional community during the international Coronavirus pandemic.

While KICKER’s management team has sent employees home to work remotely and to care for families and kids, the organization has also flexed its resources and manpower to support regional health-services providers.

KICKER, with support from several component suppliers, recently stepped up to the plate to offer 10,000 facemasks in support of community efforts to fight COVID-19. Believing that “charity begins at home,” 8,300 masks were donated to Stillwater (Okla.) Medical Center to accommodate hospital patients and the staff caring for them.

Another 1,200 face masks have been sent to Hillcrest Medical Center, a 620-bed hospital in Tulsa, Okla., through a KICKER staff connection.

Another 500 masks were contributed to a group of New York City hospitals through KICKER brand and sports marketing director Roger Demaree, whose nephew is a surgeon currently working at a NYC hospital.

Additionally, the company was pleased to offer a supply of clear face shields to area first-responders.

Besides distributing the vendor-supplied face masks, a 15-year KICKER team member and his family have also found a way to make a positive impact in the local community.

Kyle Ambrose, who works in research and development, began experimenting with the company’s 3-D printer, normally used for creating prototype parts. Ambrose consulted with a healthcare professional about local needs and learned that beyond face masks, face shields were in great demand. Ambrose subsequently researched and discovered approved patterns online and created a headband that could be used to secure a clear face shield. He reached out to Stillwater Christian School where his children are enrolled to inquire about the availability of clear safety film used for overhead projectors. He enlisted the school’s participation in donating needed materials and also secured additional film donations from Fenton Office Mart (Stillwater).

While 3-D printing is a slow process, Ambrose is able to produce three bands simultaneously in under three hours. To date, he has hand-crafted over 100 shields which were initially slated for Stillwater Medical Center and then redirected on the hospital’s recommendation to the area’s senior-assisted living homes that were experiencing shortages. Ambrose personally delivered the shields to each home where they were gratefully received.

“We are pleased to be able to share our resources with our community,” says KICKER founder Steve Irby. “Stillwater is our home and we appreciate the opportunity to support those who care for us.”

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.

CushBT Features the Latest Smart Assistant Tech, Premium Comfort, and KICKER’s Signature Bass

Stillwater, OK (November 12, 2018) – KICKER® announces the release of its best sounding headphone, the CushBT. Listeners will enjoy premium comfort, powerful bass, cutting-edge smart assistant technology, and hours of nonstop Bluetooth® wireless listening. The latest addition to the KICKER Lifestyle products is now available to consumers on www.kicker.com and through all sales channels retailing for $149.95.

Deep, powerful bass—without wires. The new CushBT Headphone goes where you go: on the morning commute, to the gym, on a long flight, or to your local coffee shop. With more than 20 hours of nonstop listening after a single charge, the CushBT is guaranteed to bring loud, clean, and crisp sound while maintaining KICKER’s signature bass.

“We designed the CushBT from the ground up to be KICKER’s premier headphone,” said Jeremy Bale, Brand Manager for KICKER lifestyle products. “With an updated, streamlined design, the CushBT Headphone delivers stylistic features our customers want without sacrificing comfort or the sound quality we’re known for.”

The latest tech. Access your smart assistant with the touch of a finger– the CushBT is optimized for use with Siri® and Google™ assistants.

The CushBT delivers an artist’s perfect pitch with the musical impact consumers want to hear. See below for tech specifications.

Frequency response, Hz

20-20k

Sensitivity, dB/1mW

107

Impedance (Ohms)

28

Drive Components

40mm

Max Output

112dB

Input Connections

1/8 in (3.5mm) stereo; Bluetooth A2DP, AVRCP, HFP

Battery

3.7V/500mAh Lithium-ion; 20 hours life; 2.5 hours charge time

Accessories

50 cm USB-A to micro USB; 5' 3.5mm stereo cable with microphone; KICKER travel bag

For more information on KICKER Personal Audio products, visit www.kicker.com.

KICKER Lifestyle 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 may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the website at www.kicker.com. Follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio.

Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. 

Google is a trademark of Google LLC.

Siri is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® has solved a common amplifier integration challenge with a single, elegant solution. Now shipping worldwide, KICKER introduces the KEYLOC™ - the first frequency, speaker-lead identification system and fully functional line-output converter in one. The KEYLOC Smart LOC is available at Authorized KICKER Dealers in-store and online, and retails for $129.95.

Emerging from KICKER’s cutting-edge line of KEY™ Technology, KEYLOC is a revolutionary, DSP (digital signal processor)-controlled line-output converter that automatically detects the frequency range of speaker leads and phase of a factory audio system to assist in hooking up any aftermarket amplifier for a more modern entertainment setup.

KEYLOC’s patent-pending KEY algorithm automatically detects and analyzes crossovers, EQ, time delay, and all-pass filters present, and then level-matches the left and right audio channels. Once analyzed, it corrects these various filters for the smoothest frequency response possible and a clean, uncolored audio signal for all aftermarket gear.

Using KICKER’s FIT 2+™ advanced input design, KEYLOC has the most versatile input sensitivity in the car-audio aftermarket. Ranging from 125mV to 10V (low) or 1V to 40V (high), KEYLOC is prepared to work with nearly every vehicle on the road today.

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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12/14/2016, STILLWATER, USA – Long-time KICKER specialist employee Steve Outhier has retired from the company. 

Outhier is calling it a career after 23 years of immersing himself into the Stillwater Designs® framework, spinning the KICKER® message and bringing an award-winning sound to cars and trucks around the world. Outhier officially retired from full-time work on Nov. 28, but will remain on contract with the company through the first of the year to assist during the Consumer Electronics Show and the transition to 2017.

Gregg Allman’s Duane, Bowie’s Ronson, Joe Cocker’s Leon, Sir Elton’s Olsson – Outhier was exactly that to Stillwater Design’s founder and friend Steve Irby for most of his working career, beginning in the ’70s as the lead guitarist to Irby’s blistering keyboards in the regionally successful rock-band Moses. That relationship eventually led to Outhier’s hire in July 1993 as the Advertising/Public-Relations Manager for Irby’s flourishing mobile-audio and electronics company, once again taking the spotlight when called upon to get the KICKER word and image to the media and consumers.

“As a bandmate with Steve (Outhier) in the early ’70’s, I knew he was a music connoisseur, in tune with great sound,” recollected Irby. “And a gearhead!  That’s the perfect combination for working at KICKER.”

Outhier concurred.  “We knew each other in college, and music brought us together. That love of music – playing it, listening to it, working on gear to reproduce it – has always been a constant.

“It’s more than 40 years now; seeing a friend’s dream grow from his garage to where we are today, and getting to share in the adventure, has been a lot of fun,” Outhier continued.  “Hard work? Sure. But mainly a lot of fun.”

Outhier led creative on KICKER ad campaigns and yearly catalogs during those years, putting a face on what was already one of the 12-volt industry’s top subwoofer and speaker brands. In 1993 he fine-tuned the message for KICKER’s original Solo-Baric® subwoofer, which used a single driver in a compact sealed box replicating a pair of subs performing in an isobaric enclosure. Then in 2000 he headed up the manufacturer’s appearance through the unveiling of the iconic Solo-Baric L7 square subwoofer (“20% more bass than its round counterpart”). 

Since 2003 he served as the director for KICKER’s Product Planning team, assuring the manufacturer’s output goes from inception to store shelves every product cycle. He also headed up the process of gaining the numerous patents for KICKER’s products and technologies.

“The music store I went to as a kid had listening booths where we would listen to new records and do our best to learn the words and music,” Outhier said.  “We spend hours there. Why they put up with us is anybody’s guess, but I think they saw we truly loved the mysteries we found hidden in those grooves. Working here at KICKER with good people who share that love, and having the opportunity to contribute to more kids uncovering those same (musical) mysteries, is a great way to spend the years.”

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® has begun shipping its CompR® Loaded Enclosures, which deliver enhanced reliability and a sleek, blacked-out look housed in a trio of rugged, dual- and single-woofer enclosures. The enclosures are available for purchase at Authorized KICKER Dealers in-store and online. Introduced to the world on the KICKER UnMASKED! Live™ show in October, CompR Loaded Enclosures will retail from $279.95-$429.95. CompR Loaded Enclosures are also available at www.kicker.com.

New-for-2021, the CompR subwoofer housed in the Loaded Enclosure features an innovative “Forced-Air Cooling™” system that uses the woofer’s own cone movement to route more air through the CompR’s motor, forcing unwanted heat out of vents built into the backplate and allowing the sub to run 25 percent cooler than previous versions. Users get the bass they love, the sleek look, and the reliability expected.

The subwoofer also features the SoloKon™ cone system, defined by a signature red, double-stitched surround and all-polypropylene woofer cone. The CompR is engineered to maintain a superior level of volume and musical accuracy, while delivering reliable performance everyone can enjoy.

A single 12-inch enclosure is perfect solution when space limitations exist, while the 10- and 12-inch dual enclosures offer a pair of boisterous CompR woofers in a stout MDF box. The enclosure itself features rounded corners and heavy internal bracing for additional strength, and a front-facing port for the loudest possible bass. All enclosures are covered in plush, black carpeting with an embroidered KICKER logo.

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, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.

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