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KICKER® Partners with Subaru® for OEM High-Performance Audio Upgrades

KICKER® Partners with Subaru® for OEM High-Performance Audio Upgrades

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® Performance Audio, a 30-year industry leader in mobile audio, announced today that it will partner with auto manufacturer Subaru® of America, Inc. to supply Subaru customers with original equipment (OE) upgrades in specific models.

The high-performance Subaru audio upgrades made by KICKER are compatible with all 2008-2011 Impreza™ sedans, Impreza WRX™ sedans, 2011 WRX STI™ sedans, and all 2008-2011 Impreza, Impreza WRX and WRX STI 5-door™ vehicles with navigation or non-navigation audio systems.

“KICKER is ecstatic to be included in Subaru’s plans going forward,” said Chuck Jones, KICKER Director of OEM. “We believe this fusion of progressing brands should create plenty of excitement in the showroom and on the road.” The audio system includes a 10-inch powered subwoofer in a molded enclosure made to fit in the trunk or cargo area of the specific model, leaving plenty of trunk cargo space available. The subwoofer is powered by an integrated 100-watt, high-efficiency digital amplifier that is tuned to specifically match the size of the enclosure. The result is deep, powerful bass from a small space, enhancing overall performance and accuracy system-wide. The amplifier connects into the existing Subaru audio system using a true plug-and-play wire harness.

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KICKER® KS Coaxial Speakers and 3-Way System Provide a Serious Upgrade and Quality Sound

KICKER® KS Coaxial Speakers and 3-Way System Provide a Serious Upgrade and Quality Sound

STILLWATER, USA – Clear, crisp sound from car speakers doesn’t have to be a dream anymore because KICKER® is making it simple to have some of the loudest and most remarkable coaxials ever hidden behind the door of a vehicle.

KS-Series Coaxial Speakers and 3-Way System are KICKER’s primary drop-in replacements, definitely giving mediocre factory sound a serious upgrade.
“You won’t lose the subtleties and will keep dynamic, exciting sound,” KICKER founder and President Steve Irby said.
The exceptional KS-Series of speakers utilizes massive motor structures that provide ultimate power handling and high efficiency for louder, clearer sound. KICKER’s exclusive Extended Voice Coil (EVC™) technology allows for high excursion and superior bass response, while the tapered polymer cones with tough Santoprene® surrounds deliver smooth midrange frequencies for the most accurate musical reproduction.
The calibrated Kaladex-dome tweeters (half- or three-quarter-inch) with stout neodymium magnets and phase alignment reveal every detail, adding to the live-performance realism provided by the KS-Series of mobile speakers.

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Digital Designs: Voice Optimized Drivers are Finally Here!!

Digital Designs: Voice Optimized Drivers are Finally Here!!

DD VO Woofer

We are excited to bring you the new VO Series!

DD has been investing research and development resources into high efficiency drivers resulting in the new VO Series and the state of the art PW Series woofers.

The VO Series brings our high tech innovations and experience to mid and high frequency drivers for applications where strong vocal reinforcement is a necessity.

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National Air Dates for the 2010 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational TV Special

National Air Dates for the 2010 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational TV Special

2010 OPTIMA Invitational to Premiere on SPEED™ Friday, March 11 at 8 p.m. ET

February 1, 2011 (MILWAUKEE) – Every year in November, the hottest show vehicles in the world make their way to Las Vegas to be featured at the SEMA Show, the leading specialty automotive trade event.

For the third year in a row, 50 of the most highly-modified, pristine and street-legal vehicles shown at SEMA were selected by a panel of industry experts to compete in the OPTIMA Batteries Ultimate Street Car Invitational (OUSCI), presented by K&N Filters and MagnaFlow. This exclusive media event, held immediately following the close of the SEMA Show, takes place in Pahrump, Nevada and will once again be nationally televised, premiering on SPEED™ on Friday, March 11, at 8 p.m. ET. This one-hour action-packed broadcast brings viewers an insider look into an event that takes a variety of industry-leading vehicles, from both import and domestic manufacturers, and puts them to the test through a series of performance and design events, in order to crown the 2010 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car.

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KICKER® BassStation™ Powered Subwoofers Add Legendary Bass in Versatile Applications

KICKER® BassStation™ Powered Subwoofers Add Legendary Bass in Versatile Applications

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® has developed and perfected a smart, integrated solution for adding legendary but versatile KICKER bass to any vehicle’s audio system. KICKER BassStation™ Powered Subwoofers combine subs, enclosures and amplifiers in a specifically designed application for optimal bass performance.

With a heavy-duty subwoofer, tough enclosure and digital amplifier operating together as one, the end result is intense. The BassStation is available in a 12-inch dual-woofer box (with a 200-watt amplifier), a 12-inch single-woofer box (with a 100-watt amp), a 10-inch thin-profile box or an 8-inch thin-profile box (both with 100-watt amps). All four models feature a quick-connect Molex power, signal and remote turn-on harness/plug for simple set-up or removal. Once installed, nylon straps with Velcro® help secure the BassStation in place. When hauling space is needed, the enclosure is simply removed by disconnecting the plug and loosening the straps. The PHD12 dual-woofer BassStation weighs 43 pounds, while the PT8 8-inch weighs only 14 pounds.

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