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Kicker To Unveil ‘Concert-Level’ Marine Speakers At CES 2018

Made to last for years on salt or fresh water

Kicker will unveil two marine tower products at CES 2018 next week in Las Vegas.

The KMTC11 and KMTC9 horn-loaded systems, available in white or charcoal, will be available at retail in the second quarter.

Designed to generate concert-level volume while maintaining clarity, the 11- and 9-inch horn-loaded drivers use the company’s Tractrix compression-horn design with a titanium-dome tweeter. Included in the speaker is a selectable 12dB crossover, which allows dialing in the tweeter attenuation by removing the rear plate, said Kicker. The embossed back plate can also be rotated to match the desired orientation.

The woofer features an aluminum basket and UV-treated polypropylene cone, which is co-molded to a Santoprene surround for added durability and sound quality. The result is a speaker that delivers concert levels of volume, without harshness or distortion, according to the company.

The speakers are designed to last for years in salt and fresh water; ABS plastic enclosures feature an integrated UV-resistant inhibitor that reportedly enables them to maintain original color over years of use on the lake or the ocean.

The mounts are constructed of 316L stainless-steel and ABS, with a clamp design that fits tube sizes from 1.5 to 3.25 inches without additional inserts. They can be mounted vertically or horizontally, while the clamp’s locking cam/toggle system enables a 359-degree swiveling design for speaker rotation without tools.

The KMTC also comes with matching LED grilles. Seven LED colors lets users match the speaker lighting to a boat’s theme, or they can upgrade to 20 colors and 19 lighting modes with an optional KMLC LED remote controller (sold separately).

Pricing will be available at the show. Kicker can be found at booth 4619 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.