By Amy Gilroy
Kicker confirmed one of the worst kept 12-volt secrets—that its line of 12-volt products will be offered through Best Buy stores starting this month. Although we heard Kicker planned to enter Best Buy earlier this year, the contract wasn’t signed until last week, said Kicker.
The company will offer a limited number of car amplifiers, subwoofers and coaxial speakers through the big box retailer while some of Kicker’s car products will remain exclusive to car AV specialists, said the company.
In January both Rockford Fosgate and Infinity car audio products exited Best Buy, leaving speculation that another speaker/amplifier company would grace Best Buy’s shelves.
Separately, Kicker announced it is branching into the new area of motorcycle speakers. It teamed up with a leading powersports distributor Küryakyn to offer a Kicker Powersports branded coaxial speaker for motorcycle touring bikes. The 5 ¼ inch PS5250 speakers at $249 will be joined by other motorcycle products in the future. Kicker will sell the line through Kuryakyn but also through car electronics retailers and possibly other distributors in the future.
The coaxial delivers 50 watts RMS and is weather resistant. Its tweeter is bridge-mounted over the woofer cone to reduce interference from road vibrations.
Source: Kicker Performance Audio
Kicker Enters Best Buy This Month
By Amy Gilroy