The Havasu Holiday Boat Parade of Lights Was Livin’ Loud with KICKER

LAKE HAVASU, AZ (12.07.2021) – The Lake Havasu Holiday Boat Parade of Lights took place on the Bridgewater Channel at London Bridge Saturday night, December 4th, on Lake Havasu.

Holiday lights adorned over 80 boats as they glittered and glistened through the famed Bridgewater Channel under the London Bridge which continued the community 37-Year Holiday tradition. Spectators lined the shore and parking areas to enjoy the Holiday Season together.

The KICKER BoomToon dockside as the Havasu Boat Parade was set to launch.

The KICKER BoomToon and Wired4Sound deck boat were definitely Livin’ Loud in addition to sparkling with Holiday lights. Captain Frank was at the helm of the KICKER Livin’ Loud 3 BoomToon. Dan Murphy, Maddog Media’s Lorin Morrell and more crew members were on board as the boat parade cruised down the Bridgewater Channel on a crisp. clear evening.

This image from Wired4Sound shows how bright the Wired4Sound KICKER 26’ deck was as the evening parade got started.

The Wired4Sound KICKER 26’ deck boat featured thousands of Holiday lights and candy canes as owner Jeff Cuvelier and family enjoyed the parade. “The build features 14 KICKER amps (a whopping 24,000 watts !) and 44 Kicker Speakers, including 4 L715Q and 6 KMTC11 KICKER Marine Tower Speakers. I have reworked the system several times and based on what people say, this is the loudest and best sounding system they have ever heard on a boat. We can make waves anchored in the channel or dockside,” Cuvelier stated.

Concluding, Morrell related, “Both of these boats were definitely Livin’Loud and definitely looking beautifully Christmassy.”

Visit kicker.com/marine-audio for more.

The 2021 Sand-Water-RV Expo on Lake Havasu

LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ (11.19.2021) – The 2021 Sand – Water – RV Expo in Lake Havasu City AZ, is a mecca for outdoor motorsports enthusiasts of off-roading, RVing, boating camping, fishing and hunting. Lake Havasu City has the highest per capita UTV ownership of any city in the United States.

Lorin Morrell taking a spin on Lake Havasu.

KICKER will be on site with Maddog Media. “We will be in booth Q with longtime KICKER Gatorwraps and Livin’ Loud with the RZR. This event did not happen in 2020 due to COVID 19 and everyone is so excited about the event this weekend, November 19th and 20th. There is no show on Sunday” Lorin Morrell Maddog Media stated.

The Sand – Water – RV Expo captures the spirit and passion of these complementary markets, providing motivated consumers the opportunity to browse, compare and shop for the latest and greatest in offroad vehicles, trucks, sand rails, ATVs, UTVs, 4 x 4s, buggies, motorcycles, electric vehicles, RVs, toy haulers, travel trailers, boats, pontoons, personal watercraft, kayaks, paddleboards, bicycles, camping gear, fishing tackle, and all related accessory products and services. Be sure and check-out our “special attractions” page for all the highlights. The title sponsor of the 2021 Expo is Sunshine RV in Lake Havasu.

SHOW HOURS: (rain or shine)
Friday — 11am – 5pm
Saturday — 9am – 5pm
closed Sunday

TICKET HOLDERS & EXHIBITORS/VENDORS: please be advised that drone flying is prohibited everywhere over State Park property.

Visit sandandwaterexpo.com for more.

Kicker Sponsors the 7th Annual Car Audio Championships

STILLWATER, OK (10.06.2021) – 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, AR, 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 area.

The dB Drag Racing competitors will have the option to compete from Muscle Shoals, or a the Sacramento, CA 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 can national competitors to 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 am – 6 pm.

Visit CarAudioChampionship.com, dbdragracing.com, iasca.com, and mecacaraudio.com for more.

The Uncensored Motorsports RZR in the KICKER Booth at the Sand Sports Super Show Was Livin’ Loud

COSTA MESA, CA (09.22.2021) – The Sand Sport Super Show, Friday-Sunday September 17-19, was the Mecca for motorsports enthusiasts who like to play and race in the sand. Since 1999 the Sand Sport Super Show has been the biggest and most exciting dune and dirt sports expo in the world. 2021 was reported be be the largest to date as hundreds of exhibitors and 60,000 plus attendees came together at the 130 acre OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa to see the latest vehicles, demos, gear and accessories for motorsports.

KICKER had a 140’ booth in Costa Mesa.

The KICKER booth included a partnership with area retailer Uncensored Motorsports from Temecula CA. The Uncensored Motorsports 2021 RZR Turbo S Dynamic 4-seater no doubt set the standard for demo side-by-sides at the event. Chris and Amy Call headed the area retailer’s team on site. “Our new RZR demo is brand new and has less clocked less that 5 miles. After the event last year we started talking with Tracy Focht, KICKER Western Regional, about partnering on a demo in their booth for this year’s event. It all came together and we think it is over the top. We got so much positive feedback from people at the event and did so many demos. Our RZR is already back at our store in Temecula and will be Livin’Loud there… hopefully to return to the Sand Sports Super Show 2022,” Chris Call related.

Chris and Amy Call pictured with their Uncensored Motorsports RZR creation.

“Chris, Amy and their team did an over-the-top installation on the Uncensored Motorsports RZR. Amy provide ideas for the color scheme and their tech team did a super job with every facet and presentation of the KICKER products on board. Not sure I have ever seen a list that long of KICKER products installed in a vehicle. We feel the Uncensored Motorsports was without a doubt the best demo at the event. With the travel restrictions I could not be on site but I have seen pictures and heard the super reports. Hopefully next year I can attend,” Focht stated.

The Uncensored Motorsports RZR parked behind the company’s store in Temecula, CA.

Lorin Morrell, Maddog_Media, orchestrated set up at the KICKER booth as pandemic resurgence cancelled the onsite presence of the 82’ KICKER XRV at the event. Morrell offered, “We had a 140’ long booth to fill and it all turned out very well. We positioned tents, displays and demo vehicles. The Uncensored Motorsports RZR was spotlighted and drew a crowd throughout the event. Their team, along with representatives from KICKER’s area rep firm Murphco, provided staff to speak with enthusiasts about the many product categories in KICKER’s product lineup.”

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“The vehicle is a 2021 RZR Turbo S Dynamic 4 seat. What we’ve installed into it includes the following: All Kicker pieces, KMC5 Media Center, KX2400.1 Sub Amp, KX1200.2 Amp for the 11″ cans, KX400.4 Amp for the 9″ cans and 8″ front pods, 2 rolls of 0-gauge Kicker power and ground wire, 2 rolls 4 gauge power and ground wire for amplifiers, KMT 11″ tower speakers, KMT 9″ tower speakers, KMT 8″ LED front speakers, L7T 12″ subs X2 in a custom-built enclosure. Total power is 4270 watts, 2 full-throttle batteries with an isolater to supply power. Everything is controlled through Bluetooth via KMC 5, iPhone, or Apple Watch!”

Riley Murphy, Devin Daniel and Victor Pietro were on site with Murphco. “The KICKER booth at the event was definitely packed throughout the 3 days. Saturday we were slammed. We have not done many in-person events over the last couple of years and it was definitely very refreshing to be among so many enthusiastic motorsports enthusiasts. We all worked together and Lorin did a super job with the booth layout. No doubt attendees will be talking KICKER for weeks and months to come. I am sure Chris and Amy will see action at their store in Temecula as a result of the show,” Murphy stated.

The motorsports and powersports categories had been growing very rapidly and the 2012 Sand Sports Super Show will definitely add high octane fuel to the categories.

To see much more action from the Sand Sport Super Show over this past weekend see @12voltnews on Instagram and Facebook.

KICKER Celebrates Employee Service in Awards Ceremony

STILLWATER, OK (08.04.2021) – KICKER celebrated the anniversaries of 55 employees on Tuesday, culminating with recognition of KICKER department heads Kim Wright and Lance Noble, both of whom are starting their fourth decade with the company.

Steve Irby

“I’m really honored,” said KICKER founder Steve Irby. “It’s rewarding to me to know somebody wants to stay here, and great to see people that are team players. I really value that.” KICKER has been celebrating work anniversaries since the early 1980s.

Held during a company-wide meeting, Irby presented the awards to each honoree. A pin with the KICKER logo was awarded for one year of service, a watch was given for three years and a ring for five years. Awards were also given to employees with 10-to-30-year anniversaries this year.

Visit kicker.com for more.

KICKER Returns to DuneFest

STILLWATER, OK (07.21.2021) – KICKER has announced its return to DuneFest at the Oregon Dunes Recreation Area in Winchester Bay, from July 27 through August 1.

KICKER will be on hand to support longtime DuneFest sponsor and KICKER authorized dealer Brad’s Car Tunes (Eugene, Ore.), which will have a booth area in Vendors Row during the event. Brad’s Car Tunes will have multiple show cars in the KICKER booth, including a Jeep Gladiator and a pair of Polaris RZRsall with custom installs. Brad’s Car Tunes will be offering on-site installations and products available to purchase during the six-day event.

DuneFest is packed with family-fun experiences throughout the week. In conjunction with JetCity FMX freestyle motocross demo team, KICKER rider and X Games medalist Robert Haslam will take to the air in a wild freestyle show all week long.  Haslam and other JetCity FMX riders will also host a youth mini-camp for kids 7-13 years, teaching them basic maintenance and long-jumping skills.

A poker run, long-jump contests, treasure hunts and multiple races across the dunes offer riders plenty to try from sunup to sundown. As evening sets in, night rides will be offered in addition to live music Friday and Saturday nights. 

For more information, consumers can go online to www.dunefest.com and www.bradscartunes.com.

KICKER Introduces and Ships New, More Powerful KMA Marine Amplifier Line

STILLWATER, OK (07.12.2021) – KICKER has developed the KMA-Series Marine Amplifiers for 2021, made to be as versatile as they are affordable. Featuring even higher power ratings than its predecessors, these five new models of amplifiers are now shipping and ready for purchase at Authorized KICKER Dealers in-store and online.  Introduced to the world on the KICKER UnMASKED! Live show in October, KMA Marine Amplifiers retail in a price range from $179.95-$449.95.  KMA Amplifiers are also available at http://www.kicker.com.

Continuing to research the products most requested by boaters, KICKER created the full-range, six-channel KMA600.6 to power up to three independent full-range zones simultaneously. This 600-watt-plus amp provides an easy way to get the perfect volume levels on the deck, in the water, or inside the cabin at the same time.

The 800-watt KMA800.1 subwoofer amplifier comes with a remote bass-level controller, and a fixed 25dB subsonic filter that ensures improved subwoofer performance by actively filtering out damaging ultra-low frequencies during playback.  KMA800.1 represents KICKER’s only true marine mono-channel amp.

A pair of four-channel amps and a stereo amp round out the lineup, perfect for adding extra intensity to a large boat system.  The amplifiers are also equipped with the KickEQ 6dB of variable bass boost, as well as a 12dB crossover.

Every KICKER KMA-Series Amplifier comes with a host of Real Marine features:  weather-ready speaker terminals, stainless-steel hardware, gasket-sealed input connectors, conformal-coated circuit boards and ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council) / NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association)-compliant power connections.  KICKER only designs and builds USCG (U.S. Coast Guard) and ABYC-compliant, marine-accessory products. KICKER Marine Audio products undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet or exceed marine-industry standards for UV exposure as well as humidity and salt-water exposure. 

For more information on this product, consumers can visit www.kicker.com/kma-amplifiers.

KICKER Returns as Title Sponsor of the KICKER Country Stampede Music Festival

STILLWATER, OK (06.22.2021) – KICKER returns to music events for the first time since COVID as the title sponsor of the 25th annual KICKER Country Stampede, at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, Kan., June 24-26.

More than 40 bands will perform during the three-day event, with over a dozen featured on the Main Stage alone. This year’s headliners are Riley Green, Sam Hunt and Luke Combs, along with Ashley McBryde, Maddie & Tae, Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, Kentucky Headhunters, and a host of others.  The attendance is expected to exceed 160,000 fans this year, placing it among the largest country-music festivals in the nation.  

KICKER plans to bring the completely revamped XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle) tractor-trailer to serve as the cornerstone of the KICKER booth area. The 82-foot big rig houses a full showroom of KICKER products in addition to the legendary Boom Room, which returns to life following major upgrades. A larger, louder enclosure is now suspended in a custom steel framework, built to withstand the torture emanating from a massive 40,000-watt power plant of amplifiers. 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 thousands of rabid music fans.

Under the XRV’s awning will be a trio of KICKER-equipped UTVs, featuring a range of powersports speakers, amplifiers, and customized subwoofer enclosures. The SSV Works-equipped Polaris RZR features a KICKER Stage 5 audio kit featuring a 10-inch subwoofer, coaxial speakers and two weather-proof amplifiers.

Select KICKER lifestyle gear will be for sale all weekend, including phone chargers, personal-audio gear, and select wearables. Show-goers will also be able to register for a daily giveaway of a KICKER Bullfrog wireless speaker.  Winners will be announced via email, at the KICKER XRV and on social media.  Before each performance, each artist will receive a gift basket filled with KICKER gear.

Visit countrystampede.com and kicker.com for more.

KICKER Returned to American Flat Track at Remington Park in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (06.21.2021) – KICKER was the presenting sponsor of the 2021 OKC Mile, an American Flat Track race at magnificent Remington Park in Oklahoma City, on June 18th and 19th.

Remington Park and Casino was the site of the American Flat Track OKC Mile.
Friday with racers on the track.

KICKER was set up outside and inside the grounds at Remington Park. Saturday nights event was sold out. RZR’s and motorcycles were set in place for members of the crowd to experience the latest from KICKER Performance Audio. Lifestyle and marine products were also on display.

Kevin Campbell, KICKER Director of Marketing, welcomed the crowd for Saturday’s OKC Mile.

Each day, KICKER supported AFT riders Cory Texter and sister Shayna Texter-Bauman as they took on the OKC Mile. KICKER also featured live demonstrations of its motorcycle and powersports audio systems, installed in a custom Harley-Davidson Road King and Polaris RZR. KICKER powersports systems are designed for maximum reliability, sound quality and volume, all without over-burdening the factory charging systems.

KICKER demos were set up outside.
Racers on the track during Saturday’s OKC Mile.

“At KICKER, we deliver the kind of products that excite – that make your heart race when you hear your favorite song through our equipment. Members of the crowd experienced that at Remington Park” stated Kevin Campbell, KICKER’s Director of Marketing. “Now approaching our 50th year of developing high-performance audio, our “Livin’ Loud” trademark is a perfect fit for the passion of the athletes and teams of American Flat Track racing.”

The outside KICKER booth after set up on Friday.
Numerous demos were also set up inside.

AFT racers exceeded 140 miles-per-hour in the straightaways and 90 mph in the corners at the OKC Mile. The sport remains perhaps motorsport’s purest test of man and machine.

With more than 75 competitors racing nights, the thrilling American Flat Track race format brings thousands of spectators to each of 17 race dates throughout the year.

For more information, visit www.kicker.com and www.americanflattrack.com.

KICKER Returns to American Flat Track in Oklahoma City

STILLWATER, OK (06.17.2021) – KICKER is excited to be the presenting sponsor of the 2021 OKC Mile, an American Flat Track race at magnificent Remington Park in Oklahoma City on June 18-19.

Each day, KICKER will be supporting AFT riders Cory Texter and sister Shayna Texter-Bauman as they take on the OKC Mile. KICKER will also feature live demonstrations of its motorcycle and powersports audio systems, installed in a custom Harley-Davidson Road King and Polaris RZR. KICKER powersports systems are designed for maximum reliability, sound quality and volume, all without over-burdening the factory charging systems.

“At KICKER, we deliver the kind of products that excite – that make your heart race when you hear your favorite song through our equipment,” said Kevin Campbell, KICKER’s Director of Marketing. “Now approaching our 50th year of developing high-performance audio, our “Livin’ Loud” trademark is a perfect fit for the passion of the athletes and teams of American Flat Track racing.”

AFT racers can exceed 140 miles-per-hour in the straightaways and 90 mph in the corners. The sport remains “perhaps motorsport’s purest test of man and machine” according to americanflattrack.com. With more than 75 competitors racing every night, this thrilling race format brings thousands of spectators to each of 17 races throughout the year.

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