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September 24th, 2019 – Daytona Beach, Fla. -- As the 6th annual Unified Car Audio Championship nears, competition organizations IASCA, MECA and dB Drag are proud to announce the major event sponsors:

  • Orion Car Audio - 2019 Title sponsor
  • ARC Audio - SQ Hall sponsor
  • DD Audio - SPL Hall sponsor
  • Kicker - Hospitality Suite sponsor
  • Incriminator Audio - Badge sponsor

With more than 400 vehicles participating in this year’s event and thousands of spectators, exposure for the sponsors this year will be at an all-time high. The competition will take place in two halls of the KY Exposition Center and will occupy more than 110,000 square feet of indoor space. Local audio retailers are promoting the event in their stores in the Louisville and surrounding areas. All 3 organizations will also have 2020 Season Kick Off open entry events where local and national competitors have an opportunity to compete.

Other supporters of the event feature non-endemic companies like Harley Davidson of Dothan and several booth vendors. Show sponsors include: Pioneer Electronics, Sundown Audio, B2 Audio, Ampere Audio, Resilient Sounds, Lord of Bass, SoundQubed, Deaf Bonce, SounDigital and Limitless Lithium.

T-shirt sponsors include: XS Power, JL Audio, Tru Technology, Hybrid Audio Technologies, Crossfire, Avatar, Ohio Generator, Directronix, DC Audio, Slamology, 12 Volt News, Team Flop Box, Team Aint Loud, Team Imperial and TN Bass Racers.

“Many of our sponsors have been staunch supporters of the Unified Car Audio Championship for years now and we are proud to help gain some exposure for them and their products,” said Moe Sabourin, Director of Operations for IASCA Worldwide. “In turn, their support over the years has been a driving force in the growth car audio competition, from competition teams to Industry Membership support of our organization’s missions. We’re extremely proud to have their support and look forward to a very successful 2019 Car Audio Championship season finale.”

MECA Commissioner Steve Stern said, "Our club and competitors appreciate the support and participation of Arc Audio and Team Arc Audio. We have a solid relationship and understanding that Sound Quality sports promotes the 12 volt industry --- everyone involved --- and creates sales and customer loyalty. It is a pleasure to work with Brian Mitchell, in and out of the lanes. He gets what we're about and is involved in all aspects of our SQL program."

Space at the event is still available. You can contact any of the CAC staff below to be a part of the largest Car Audio Championship event in the country!

Spectator passes are available online at https://iasca.com/store/?model_number=spectatorpass for $10/day or $15/ weekend, or through eventbrite.com.

For more information on the Unified Car Audio Championships, contact Celise Harris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Steve Stern at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Moe Sabourin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or Kim Sabourin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® will return to Slamology – one of the largest car-audio events in the country, and roll up in the 80-foot XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle) tractor-trailer to a reserved space along “Audio Vendor Row.”  The outrageous JY Power™ “Cube” delivery truck will also be showing its 60,000-watt KICKER system throughout the weekend. The show runs June 8-9 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis.

The massive XRV showroom sports a new wrap and displays the full line of hands-on, KICKER audio gear. Under the XRV’s awning, KICKER install specialist Tim Smith will show his custom ’94 Chevy® C1500 and its audio system featuring an SSV Works™ MRB3 media controller, a pair of KICKER Q-Class 5-channel amplifiers, Q-Class speakers and CompRT® slim subwoofers.

In support of KICKER, the revamped JY Power Cube will draw crowds in the JY Power booth, showing off its prototype battery system that’s one-third the size of the original lithium power bank. The cells power the 60,000-watt KICKER system built to “demo” at extreme volumes.  The converted delivery truck features 40 Q-Class L7® 15-inch subwoofers powered by 20 2,400-watt KICKER amplifiers. The incredible ride also includes 12 KICKER weather-resistant amps powering 162 eight-inch coaxial speakers revealing glowing LEDs. 

Additionally near the XRV will be Hunter Martin’s Q-Class-equipped, Ford® Super Duty F-350 pickup truck.  Martin, a JY Power custom fabricator, installed Q-Class point-source speakers in the doors and a CompRT 10-inch loaded subwoofer enclosure for bass. 

“It images incredibly well,” said Travis Young, co-founder of JY Power. “The CompRT enclosure (with the Reflex™ passive subwoofer) fills out the bottom end beautifully.”

Martin’s F350 uses a Q-Class 5-channel amplifier and attached KICKER IQI™ Interface to the system for remote tuning capabilities.

Team SPLoud founder Andy Magill will feature “Cookie Monster” in the KICKER booth as well. In addition to KICKER door speakers, the Mitsubishi® Eclipse™ is equipped with an astounding KICKER SoloX™ 18-inch subwoofer, powered by a single KICKER KX2400.1 amplifier. Magill started the SPL (sound-pressure level) organization “Team SPLoud” and a social-media group of the same name.

In its 16th year, Slamology is billed as a “family-friendly, yet edgy” event by Donnie Babb, the show organizer and founder. USACi, MECA, IASCA and dB Drag Racing will all conduct multi-point, car-audio competitions at the show.

“We wanted a way to connect with our readers at Gauge Magazine and have a weekend-long party,” said Babb.

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 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.

JY Power is a trademark of JY Power, Inc.  SSV Works is a trademark of SSV Works, Inc. 

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

Ford is a registered trademark, owned and used under license by Ford Motor Company.

Mitsubishi and Eclipse are trademarks of Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) and its suppliers or licensors.

Randy Davis, a veteran of 25 years in Sales and Marketing for Stillwater Designs® and the KICKER® brand, announced his resignation to company officials as of May 29. Davis and his family will be relocating from Stillwater, Oklahoma to the Fort Collins, Colorado area to be closer to family. A sendoff party was held on his final day at Stillwater Designs in honor of his service to the brand.

Davis was instrumental in coining the KICKER slogan “Livin’ Loud®” after hearing a similar phrase uttered in a movie featuring the Rat Pack. Davis then helped to construct a grassroots marketing plan using action-sports athletes and motocross legends Jeremy McGrath, Ricky Carmichael and Travis Pastrana, putting the brand in front of thousands of new consumers.

“There is no doubt KICKER proudly bears the mark of Randy Davis,” said KICKER President Steve Irby. “It’s hard for me to imagine KICKER without Randy, and without question he will be missed.”

He began his work with the KICKER sales team in March 1990 as a regional manager. During his tenure, he also held the titles of national sales manager, global sales manager, and European sales manager with a stint in Ireland before returning to Stillwater in 2011, where he spent the last five years. Davis recollected some of his fondest memories, which included the heyday of sound-offs, and KICKER demo vehicles like the 1988 Astro van with nine 18-inch subwoofers, and the trio of 1993 Caprice wagons – Orca, Moby and Shamu – with original Solo-Baric round subwoofers. He also enjoyed his time representing the brand in Europe.

“Nothing like driving a KICKER demo car on the Autobahn,” he said.

STILLWATER, USA – Citing reasons that relate to the current pandemic, KICKER® is announcing its choice to cancel plans to exhibit live at November’s annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

KICKER had planned a booth showcasing product, demo vehicles and celebrity appearances for attendees prior to this week’s decision. The mobile-audio company has also decided to suspend all corporate travel and events through December.

“Management continues to make the health and well-being of our employees and customers the top priority,” said Kevin Campbell, Director of Global Marketing. “This is a tough decision, but one we feel must be made.”

Before this decision, KICKER Corporate had plans to attend the Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, Calif., and MERA KnowledgeFest in Dallas, along with the SEMA Show. In August, KICKER had canceled its appearance at Dallas KnowledgeFest, just prior to the event itself postponing until December.

No further details are available at present time. If more information should become available, KICKER will provide it as warranted.

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 – As a result of industry-wide announcements from manufacturers, and the subsequent requests to management regarding possible pricing adjustments to KICKER® products, Stillwater Designs® is releasing the following statement:

As a result of federal tariffs imposed months ago, and in line with previous statements from company administration, Stillwater Designs will ultimately be forced to make some pricing adjustments on its KICKER products and has scheduled them to occur in January 2019.

Stillwater Designs has long been aware of the stress that changing prices could have on KICKER authorized dealers, distributors and consumers, and is very sensitive to this important issue. During November and December, we will continue to formulate the best plan going forward to ease the burden of these changes on our dealers and their customers in the upcoming year. 

In the meantime, we will continue to keep heavy inventory stock on hand through the holidays to cover our current KICKER sales promotions and dealer incentives.  Despite our current circumstances, KICKER customers can be assured that we will have their best interests in mind as we develop a viable plan that will work for everyone involved.

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

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

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

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

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand website at www.kicker.com. Follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio.

Street Outlaws is a trademark of Discovery Communications, LLC.

Goodguys is a trademark of Goodguy Enterprises, Inc.

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

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

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

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

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for boat and automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand website at www.kicker.com. Consumers can follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for boat and automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand website at www.kicker.com. Consumers can follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.

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

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

Ally Bank is a registered trademark of Ally Financial Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc., are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand website at www.kicker.com. Follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio.

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