Kevin Campbell

Editor in chief of Dealerscope

With the shipment of its latest home audio product, the Bluetooth streaming audio Model IK5BT2 Amphitheater, Kicker Performance Audio, a division of Stillwater Designs, adheres to a philosophy of sound reproduction that was born along with the company, 40 years ago. 

Ever since its days operating from a garage in the 1980s to its current 250,000-square-foot headquarters, Kicker has been a familiar brand to most car audio stalwarts. But if all goes as planned, the company is about to increase its familiarity across several new spectrums of the audio market, including the home. First off, Kicker’s recent acquisition of Soundgate will help the company integrate audio components into complex modern vehicle electrical architectures. Kicker’s next step is to expand into the home and portable markets, and its current dealer base will have the upper hand at getting first crack at the products.

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