New KICKER iK501 Docking System for iPod

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® Performance Audio takes its critically acclaimed iPod® digital docking system to the next level with the release of the KICKER iK501 Digital Stereo System. The new iK501 now certifiably works with iPhone,™ along with iPhone 3G and all 4th-generation or newer iPod media players. Another new feature is composite video output, allowing the user to play video from the unit to larger screens. The iK501 will begin shipping to Authorized KICKER Dealers in mid-July, and can also be purchased at

Still portable and still loud, the iK501 iKICK™ still features the outrageous, square-shaped reflex subwoofer on the back of the unit, along with a pair of five-inch woofers and silk-dome tweeters. It’s all juiced by a powerful internal amplifier with digital signal processing for the richest, best-sounding docking system available.

Dig deeper into DSP with the thin infrared remote, fully featured to fine-tune the iPod or iPhone’s music and video content. It helps to navigate with ease through the iK501 system menu, adjusting bass, treble, and aux-in options, as well as through the iPod or iPhone’s menus and sub-menus. Skip forward and back, fast-forward and back, play and pause, volume, mute, and power on/off selections have their own buttons too.

The rotary knob manually serves as the power and selection push button, and controller for bass, treble, auxiliary-input options, or standby mode. Standby will continue to charge the iPod or iPhone even when the system is powered down. In the dark, the knob is back-lit in blue and the display LCD screen continues to steer the user easily through the menu.

A minijack input allows a hookup for stereo sound from alternate media, including other MP3 or compact-disc players, desktop and laptop computers, or satellite radio. RCA stereo outputs allow for even more alternative audio hookup. A two-foot auxiliary cable, integrated carrying handle, AC power cord and 22-volt power supply add up to complete a convenient and enjoyable entertainment experience.

KICKER performance audio systems and SoundGate® auto integration products, divisions of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized dealers worldwide, and also through selected Original Equipment Manufacturers. Consumers needing more information on KICKER, SoundGate, or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit brand Web sites at or

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KICKER iK501 Digital Stereo System Specifications

Model                                                       iK501
Speaker Design                                       2-Way Full-Range
Woofers Sizes (in., mm)                         5, 127
Tweeters Sizes (in., mm)                         3/4, 20
Square Reflex Subwoofer Size (in., mm)             6 x 6, 152 x 152
Power Supply (volts, ampere)                22, 2.7
Height x Width x Depth (in., mm)          8.5 x 19.2 x 8.4, 216 x 488 x 214
Weight (lbs., kg)                                      9.2, 4.2
MSRP                                                        $249.95