Press Release: STILLWATER, OK – KICKER is now shipping the KEYLOC™ – a frequency, speaker-lead identification system and fully functional line-output converter in one. The KEYLOC Smart LOC is available at Authorized KICKER Dealers in-store and online, and retails for $129.95.
The KEYLOC is a DSP (digital signal processor)-controlled line-output converter that automatically detects the frequency range of speaker leads and phase of a factory audio system to assist in hooking up any aftermarket amplifier for a more modern entertainment setup.
KEYLOC’s patent-pending KEY algorithm automatically detects and analyzes crossovers, EQ, time delay, and all-pass filters present, and then level-matches the left and right audio channels. Once analyzed, it corrects these various filters for the smoothest frequency response possible and a clean, uncolored audio signal for all aftermarket gear.
Using KICKER’s FIT 2+™ advanced input design, KEYLOC has the most versatile input sensitivity in the car-audio aftermarket. Ranging from 125mV to 10V (low) or 1V to 40V (high), KEYLOC is prepared to work with nearly every vehicle on the road today.
KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for boat and automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand website at www.kicker.com. Consumers can follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.
KICKER KEYLOC Smart Line-Output Converter Specifications
RMS Output/Channel (1kHz @ 14.4V) 10V
Input Signal Lo: 125mV to 10V (60 Ohm smart radio load)
Hi: 1V to 40V
Frequency Response [Hz] 20 – 20k
Signal-to-Noise Ratio [dB] >100, a-weighted, re: rated power
Remote Output yes
Start/Stop compatible yes
Length [in, mm] 5-1/2, 139
Height [in, mm] 1-3/8, 34.6
Width [in, mm] 2-3/4, 71