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Kicker Adds Amp/Controller For iPods, iPhones

Las Vegas –
Stillwater’s Kicker division is going to the SEMA show this week with an
amplifier/controller that turns an iPod or iPhone into the source unit for
vehicles not usually equipped with a sound system.

$249-suggested weather-resistant PXi50.2,
shipping around the end of December, consists of an amplifier rated at 2×25 watts into 2 ohms, 66-inch connection cable to connect and charge an
Apple mobile device, and a wired remote that handles volume, basic track
control and on/off.

The device
connects to speakers such as Kicker’s PS5250
Powersports coaxial speakers, which are designed
as lightweight, weather-proof drop-ins for bikes and other rides.

The device is
suited for installation in such vehicles as motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, boats,
snowmobiles, hot rods, golf carts, farm tractors or riding lawnmowers, the company said. It comes with mounting hardware for handlebars or
flush-style for vehicle dashes.

features include full differential
audio circuit to protect against engine noise, line-level
outputs for use with higher powered
amplifiers, and a 3.5mm auxiliary-input jack to connect other audio devices.

The PXi50.2 is made
for the iPod Touch (first through fourth generations), iPod Classic, iPod with
video, iPod Nano (first through sixth generations), iPhone 4, iPhone 3G S,
iPhone 3G and iPhone.