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Best-in-Class KICKER® ZXS-Series Subwoofer Amplifiers Smaller Than Ever

Best-in-Class KICKER® ZXS-Series Subwoofer Amplifiers Smaller Than Ever



With all the characteristics of reliable, powerful ZX-Series Amplifiers, the new KICKER® ZXS-Series Amplifiers continue to provide trouble-free amplification and loud, clear sound, and now from a significantly smaller heat sink than its ZX counterparts. Two models of ZXS monoblock amps are available, both under 14 inches long and easy to handle during installation. And they can still be personalized with colorful vinyl skins.

The ZXS1500.1 and ZXS1000.1 Mono-Channel Subwoofer Amplifiers give the user a couple of manageable power choices for supplying bass needs. Offering 1,500 and 1,000 watts respectively (listed ratings 2 Ohm at 14.4V), KICKER makes selections available for what it does best… bass. Hiding under a small, efficient chassis, ZXS.1 Amps offer a 24dB/octave low-pass electronic crossover and a 24dB/octave, high-pass subsonic filter fixed at 25 hertz. They feature up to +18dB of boost centered at 40 hertz, and both include the KICKER ZXRC remote bass control for that extra bit of bass boost at the driver’s fingertips.

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Kenwood Launches 2012 Entry Level Units Early !

Kenwood Launches 2012 Entry Level Units Early !


Long Beach, CA (11.23.11) – Kenwood USA Corporation announces the early delivery of three entry-level CD receivers that are part of Kenwood’s 2012 product lineup.

The KDC-252U ($120.00 suggested retail price) represents Kenwood’s entry level price point for in-dash control of iPhone, iPod and mass storage device. The addition of Pandora Internet radio link allows the KDC-252U to choose Internet radio channels, input thumbs up/down and view program data streaming from a Pandora-enabled iPhone (using the white cable that originally came with the iPhone or using the optional automotive-grade KCA-iP102 cable, not included). The Kenwood Music Control™ app, available in January 2012 for free on the Android Marketplace, allows for the KDC-252U to control and playback music files stored on Android-platform smartphones. One set of preamp outputs provides system building capabilities, including the addition of a subwoofer system which is made possible by an optional subwoofer signal output and a built-in low frequency crossover. A full function remote control is included.

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KICKER® DX600.5 Hybrid Amplifier Offers Relentless, Reliable Power to Enhance High-Performance

Kicker DX600.5KICKER® DX600.5 Hybrid Amplifier


STILLWATER, USA – The KICKER® DX600.5 5-Channel Amplifier provides reliable, relentless power by using trusted KICKER knowledge and upgraded components for enhancing audio in a high-performance, multimedia system. KICKER DX-Series Amplifiers always exceed rated power, as documented inside the carton. They began shipping during summer.

All KICKER amplifiers now feature FIT™, or Fail-Safe Integration Technology. Alternators, computers and A/V entertainment result in additional noise pulsing through today’s vehicles. FIT utilizes isolated differential inputs, rejecting noise and electrical interference for the quietest operation possible and ultimate audio clarity. FIT also allows KICKER amps to accept output from nearly any factory or aftermarket head unit. FIT comes standard on ALL KICKER amplifiers.

DX-Series Multi-Channel Amplifiers give the listener multiple channels for a choice of installation configurations, including the 5-channel hybrid with a 300-watt sub section. It rates at 75 watts x 4 channels (2 Ohms at 14.4V) with internal electronic crossovers and KICKEQ™ Bass Boost for precision tuning. The high-power, mono channel pulverizes subwoofers uses high-efficiency Class D power, offering a 12dB/octave low-pass electronic crossover variable from 50 to 200 hertz. The sub channel includes a 24dB/octave, high-pass subsonic filter fixed at 25 hertz, and up to +12dB of bass boost centered at 40 hertz. The DX600.5 is remote capable with the ZXRC sold separately.

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OPTIMA® Digital 1200 Battery Charger

OPTIMA® Adds the OPTIMA® Chargers™ Digital 1200 Battery Charger to Product Collection

Nov. 1, 2011 (MILWAUKEE) – OPTIMA® Batteries, the global leader in high-performance automotive and marine AGM batteries, adds an all-new product to the roster with the OPTIMA® Chargers™ Digital 1200 Battery Charger. The microprocessor-controlled product was introduced to the performance automotive aftermarket industry today at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

The OPTIMA Chargers Digital 1200 Battery Charger enhances the performance of OPTIMA and other AGM batteries, recovers deeply discharged battery and extends battery life. It also features a tri-color LCD display for charging, maintaining and fault mode indication. With a gauge that displays battery charging and fill rate with charger mode and fault messages, this new product offers one of the best user interfaces on the market. Other innovative features include an integrated LED work light with ergonomically designed DC charging clamps, quick set selections that prompt users with a quick and easy selection of charge profiles by battery type of battery maintainer by connection type, and USB charging for iPads®, iPhones® and other devices such as cameras and phones.

“This is our brand’s first truly new product in years and the OPTIMA Chargers Digital 1200 Battery Charger is something the market has been asking for and is something enthusiasts need,” said Cam Douglass, director of product development and marketing for OPTIMA Batteries. “The SEMA Show is the ideal venue to reveal this new product as it will revolutionize battery charging, as our other OPTIMA products do within the performance aftermarket.”

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Liquid Audio Styling & Sound 2011 Gallery

Liquid Audio Styling & Sound 2011 Gallery


Liquid Audio Styling & Sounds first dB Drag was a resounding sucess. A great turn out and top quality cars came to show the world what central Alberta can do !