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Kicker Amphitheater™ BT2

Powered Bluetooth® speaker system

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Whether it's in your den, your garage, or in your office, the Kicker Amphitheater BT2 delivers big, spacious sound from your smartphone, or tablet — as well as Bluetooth-compatible Mac® and PC laptops.

Whether it's in your den, your garage, or in your office, the Kicker Amphitheater BT2 delivers big, spacious sound from your smartphone, or tablet — as well as Bluetooth-compatible Mac® and PC laptops.

Powerful Kicker sound

This potent speaker system houses two 5" woofers for solid mids and midbass, and two 3/4" silk dome tweeters for crystal-clear highs. The rear-mounted 6" square passive radiator reinforces the lows, giving you big, beefy bass. It's all powered by a built-in 50-watt amplifier with digital signal processing that optimizes the signal for detail and clarity.

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KickStart app adds options

Download Kicker's free KickStart app to your Android™ or Apple smartphone or tablet to do even more with the Amphitheater BT2. The app lets you use your mobile device to adjust the treble and bass or choose from eight EQ settings, four of which are customizable.

Digging the track you're playing at the moment? The app lets you share it through Facebook with your friends. KickStart also automatically connects your smartphone or tablet to the Amphitheater BT2 — no messing about with settings. And if you were interrupted in your last session, the Auto Play feature will start the song up when you reconnect, right at the point where it stopped.

There's even a Priority List that shows up to five devices paired with the Amphitheater BT2. You can customize the order to ensure your go-to device always gets connected.

USB playback and charging

The Amphitheater BT2 features a USB port for convenient power and music playback. Connect your Phone® or iPad® to charge it up while you listen to tunes. And you can do the same with many Android™ smartphones and tablets, as well as other handheld USB-powered devices.

Product Highlights:

  • compatible with Bluetooth-enabled smartphones, tablets, and computers
  • two 5" woofers and two 3/4" tweeters, plus a rear-mounted 6" square passive radiator
  • top-mounted controls
  • KickStart app
    • free download from Apple iTunes® and Google Play store
    • bass and treble controls
    • 8 EQ settings (4 adjustable)
    • share songs on Facebook
    • auto connect via Bluetooth
    • Auto Play will begin playing tracks right where you stopped last session
  • stereo minijack input for use with other portable devices
  • USB port for charging and playback from Apple and Android smartphone and tablets
  • AC power adapter
  • remote
  • 19"W x 8-7/8"H x 9-1/4"D
  • weight: 9.8 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Bluetooth active speaker
  • AC power supply (w/ attached 5' DC cord)
  • 59" AC power cord
  • Remote control
  • CR2025 3V battery (installed in remmote) Owner's Manual

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Easy to set up and sounds good. Perfect for a single room source. A little bigger than I expected (bigger than my old Bose Sound Dock). Sound quality is roughly equivalent to my old Bose unit.

Bryan, Seabrook, TX

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Kicker Amphitheater™ BT2 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(33 Reviews)

Cost effective great sound.

Jimmy from Mount Vernon, OH on 1/8/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just got my BT2 today. Bluetooth pairing not bad. Overall sound of unit kicks butt. Bose has nothing on these guys. I am most pleased. Can crank this full without distortion. That says a lot unless maybe you're a rap fan and expect rediculously loud low frequencies which is pretty much unnatural to begin with. Would have given 5 stars but it seems they are a little behind on their KickStart EQ app. It's not compatible with IOS 11 yet. That aside great little unit. So far so good.

Pros: Sounds better than expected

Cons: Nothing really

Excellent

steven from Morehead, KY on 12/12/2017

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Highly pleased with this speaker, and most certainly for the price point. Speaker is a breeze to set up, easy to operate, and the sonic quality is solid. I have several high-priced internet-based speakers that don't perform near as well as the Kicker. II can't comment on the Kicker's performance using Bluetooth connectivity--never found the sound quality sufficiently appealing. I connect the music source directly to the Kicker. The Kicker's remote is a useful plus!

Pros: Speaker is a breeze to set up, easy to operate, and the sonic quality is solid.

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from San Francisco, CA on 11/10/2017

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Sound is amazing! Bluetooth connection was a bit of an issue but crutchfield helped me out. I have a Pixel which seems to have an issue connecting via USB. But it's not that big a deal since the Bluetooth is working now.

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Good solution for my office

Bryan from Seabrook, TX on 5/14/2017

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Easy to set up and sounds good. Perfect for a single room source. A little bigger than I expected (bigger than my old Bose Sound Dock). Sound quality is roughly equivalent to my old Bose unit.

Pros: Easy to set up Sounds good

Cons: Fairly large footprint

Great for about 30 minutes - Cautiously Optimistic

Glen from Covington, GA on 4/25/2017

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I was very excited to receive this product and when I connected it to my phone and turned it on I was sure I made the right decision. Clear powerful sound and exactly what I wanted for my specific application. As I enjoyed my first playlist, I started noticing a nit of a 'crackle' in the right speaker. Thinking it might be something specific to Bluetooth, I connected another audio source to the Aux port and the crackling continued. I truly want this product to work for me and I want to believe I got a bad one so I will be returning it for an exchange and hope th new one does not come with any defects. I will update this review when I receive the exchange.

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Crutchfield response on 4/26/2017 Glen contacted our Customer Support team and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

Great Product

Randy from Wylie, Tx on 4/4/2017

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This is a great product. Good well balanced sound with more than one input options. Sits on any flat surface and won't move with nice rubber feet. Sometimes a bit difficult to move/slide because it sticks so well which is a good thing. I use mine in the fitness room and pool/game room. Range and volume are perfect! The original one I purchased had a defective Aux port where the right side audio was faded out. I tested with 3 different Ipods before calling Crutchfield back. Without hesitation they sent me a replacement. You just can't beat their customer service.

Pros: Good range - audio distribution coming from one box. Volume is perfect for any fitness, gameroom or patio. Multiple connections are nice and blue tooth sync's really well. Rubber feet are extremely tacky allowing this bad boy to stay put....zero fear of sliding around even with the bass turned up.

Cons: Would be nice if it had a retractable handle like a boom box for example. But if you plan to keep it in one place, you're all set.

Great sound.

Chris from Hinton, Ok on 12/29/2016

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I got this for Christmas from my wife, and this thing is amazing great sound quality and really good bass. I would also like to say that Abe the tech guy was a joy to deal with.

Pros: Easy set up, awesome sound, and great design.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 12/4/2016

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What an amazing sound and cool looking design. Easy to set up with bluetooth and aux connection (requires addition cable). Loud and great bass, and remote makes it easy to control well worth the buy get kicked with the Kicker!!

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Crutchfield customer from Borger, TX on 12/2/2016

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best bluetooth player

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Not pounding base

NH63 from Monee il on 11/23/2016

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The sound is good, not excellent the bass is disappointing not even closed to Sony CFDG700CP X plod that is Discontinued. I was expecting more bass after looking the product reviews and Highlights.

Pros: the sound is OK

Cons: Overpriced

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Elliott from League City, TX on 11/14/2016

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Been pounding this speaker daily in my garage gym ever since I got it about two weeks ago. Sounds great, excellent bass, and can get Very VERY loud! Don't hesitate to buy if your on the edge! Blows my previous similar Bose system out at the park!

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Crutchfield customer from Baltimore md on 10/6/2016

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Had the old one and loved it. The blue tooth feature make things so much easier and it sounds great.

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Tony C. from Wesley, IA on 10/4/2016

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This item is amazing. My daughter has a nyne bass and this one was on sale for the same price. When we compared the sound of each the kicker blew it out of the water.

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Bass player from Tampa fl. on 9/21/2016

I tried every Bluetooth speaker out there and Kicker blows them all away!

Pros: Great price, great bass and stylish design!

Cons: Handle would be nice if you wanted to move it around a lot.

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Joe from Las Vegas on 9/11/2016

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Bought this for my garage so I can listen to music as I work on my trucks or my hobbies. Love it! Great volume and very easy to connect.

Pros: Size

Cons: None

Wrks well for kitchen

Mike from Wirtz, VA on 7/15/2016

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Works well in the kitchen. Sounds best at moderate to loud. Sounds a bit muddy at low volumes, especially if you are off to the side. A good value though. I listen to alternative rock generally so it might sound better with acoustic music. App with equalizer is fun to play with although the perfect settings for one song may leave the next sounding worse.

Pros: Remote works well from 20 feet. App is fun to play with. Bluetooth works. Plenty of volume for me. Attractive but does not draw attention to itself. Sounds best when you are in fro t of it.

Cons: Sound lacks a little clarity.

Terrific Sound

Brian B from Harrisonburg on 7/12/2016

Purchased as a Father's Day gift for use at house at Smith Mountain Lake. Amazing sound quality only enhanced by a small subwoofer on the back. For the same price as a small, "semi-submergible" speaker that produces about 1/4th the sound, I'd absolutely recommend this. Works with bluetooth and usb.

Pros: Terrific sound, great price.

Cons: No handle but easily can be transported by hand or in canvas bag.

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gar52671 from Corpus Christi, TX on 2/1/2016

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Purchased this for use in dedicated home gym area (garage). Didn't want the hassle of running a dedicated receiver/amp and wired or wireless speakers. Wanted good sound quality without breaking the bank. The Kicker Amphitheater BT2 has more than met my needs for room filling sound without any harshness when the volume is up. The dedicated subwoofer does the job of filling in the low end. This by no means will blow you away, but if you appreciate quality sound arts reasonable price point, give this item a look and listen. Compact and aesthetically pleasing package that allows user to connect via Bluetooth, aux, or USB. Simple setup gets you up and running in minutes. Overall I've been very satisfied with my purchase.

Pros: Compact and aesthetically pleasing. Ease of set up and use. Quality sound with good bass. Price point.

Cons: Small enough to to carry but no handle makes portability a minor hassle. That's about it for now.

Great system

Xman from Albuquerque,NM on 12/28/2015

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The Kicker speaker system delivers.

Pros: Clean bold sound.

Cons: None

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DonF from Michigan on 12/18/2015

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I would have rated it higher but it had a lot of skips when I used it with my Chrome Book. My phone and Chrome Book work just great together so I don't think the problem is the Chrome Book. The sound is very good and it works well with my phone (Motorola Nexus 6).

Pros: Very good sound

Cons: Blue Tooth doesn't work well with all devices.

great all around sound

A.G. from Virginia on 8/11/2015

cant ask for better sound for the size

Pros: usb keeps your devices charged which is the reason i bought this particular speaker and knew before i bought it that it has to be plugged in and does not have a battery

Cons: no easy carry handle to move around from place to place

Kicker continues to deliver

Eric B from Oklahoma on 6/30/2015

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My second Kicker speaker system that I have had in the last five years. Upgraded this year to the blue tooth version (the old system is now my daughters). For the price and sound you can not beat these systems. New unit sits in pool house and pumps out great sound throughout yard. Recommend to all.

Pros: Overall sound and specifically the bass.

Cons: Not easy to transport around... a handle would be nice.

Great product

Steve from Bowie MD on 6/4/2015

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Bought this product while on sale and absolutely love it. This amphitheater has amazing bass crisp clear treble and is loud.. I can turn the volume all the way up and hear it three house down.. The app you download is not as great but hey that's why you can adjust everything on the system also. I would recommend to anyone who wants loud music and not a lot of space to be used up to get this. You can take it anywhere there is a power outlet and go to town partying.

Pros: Great sound, small compact, easy to use, loud. And everything else that goes with it

Cons: I don't have any cons to give.

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monte from broadway va 22815 on 5/7/2015

great product best sounding bluetooth speaker i own also just bought another one i love it so much!!!

Pros: the whole house rocks grat sound

Cons: the app you download for the sound doesnt really work that best

Great Sound !

Nick H. from Odessa, TX on 4/4/2015

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Awesome sounding speaker. There is clarity at all frequencies and the 6in sub in the back is awesome. Would recommend downloading the KickStart app, it helps bring the best out of the speaker.

Pros: Great clarity Solid bass

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excellent

juan s from carson, ca. on 3/29/2015

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Excellent product excellent sound n clarity

Pros: Extremely pleased with product n the help by the Crutchfield associate that helped answer my questions about the product thank u so much

Cons: No cons just very satisfied

Awesome

David from Santa Fe NM on 2/1/2015

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Excellent sound in all sizes of rooms, love having a remote. Full range of sound at a great price.. I love the bass and sound app!! Never been disappointed with any kicker products I've boughten.. But I must say that I would of happily payed more for a version that has a am/fm tuner and a clock display..

Pros: Good bass, clear loud sound, remote control, great sound app for adjusting equalizer,

Cons: No am/fm tuner. No water proof remote, and no clock display.

FABULOUS!

Tim M. from Tennessee on 1/26/2015

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Absolutely the best speaker out there! Had Bose for many years & to think the $ my husband paid for it, makes me nauseous. This Kicker amphitheater blows away any Bose, Beats, or any other sound system out there! Sound is superb!! Love how you can customize the settings with the kick start app. Soooooo happy we have it!! Will enjoy for years to come!

Pros: Bluetooth, can customize settings w/kick start app, remote, & the quality of the sound......WOW!

Cons: Absolutely none!

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Reggie Sosa from Guam on 1/14/2015

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I've been a bose user for years now, but kicker does it all. i started using kicker for car audio, so I decided to try using their sound dock system and its really great.

Pros: Music are clear No distortion Great bass response Beautiful design Love how it's bluetooth

Cons: It's does not have are rechargeable battery, but that's understable because of the small sub.

Great Buy!

Joel from Corte Madera, CA on 1/6/2015

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Excellent for the price. The sound is top notch.

Pros: Sound

Cons: Blue tooth could have better range

Hola kicker hola :)

Leonardosierrad from La Verne. Ca. on 12/19/2014

OMG Es perfecta super padrisima :) El sonido es increible Y con el app mucho mejor Mi 40ik5bt. Es increible :) Estoy super facinado con mi nueva bosina con bluetooth Me uviera gustado muchisimo mas que fuera de bateria rrecargable :) Para asi poderla llenar a muchisimas partes con migo :) Y tambien hay que mejorar la claridad de la señal de bluetooth sorry ;) Los aparatos conectados con el bluetooth suenan un poquito mas bajos de volumen :) Y cuando los conectas directo o con cable suena mucho mas fuerte la musica :) Grasias kicker grasias :) Estoy fasinado con mi nueva 40ik5bt :) OMG, it's perfect and super awesome. The sound is incredible and with the app my 40ik5bt is a lot better. I am super fascinated with my new speaker with Bluetooth. I would've liked it a lot of more if it had a rechargeable battery. That way I could take it a lot more different places. And the Bluetooth signal also has to be improved. The connected devices to Bluetooth sound a little bit lower on volume. When you connect them directly or with a cable the music sounds a lot louder. Thank you Kicker thank you. I am fascinated with my new 40ik5bt.

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Crutchfield response on 12/23/2014 Translation provided by Crutchfield's Spanish Sales & Support team. Visit our new Spanish-language site at www.crutchfieldenespanol.com.

GREAT ALL IN ONE SOUND

jose from Beaufort SC on 12/2/2014

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Great sound that fills the whole room. The sub woofer does its job right! The kicker app adds to the sound quality.

Pros: Great bass ALL in one looks great in a room without drawing too much attention LOUD

Cons: Remote doesn't work unless in a direct path of device Amphitheater is very bulky and awkward to carry

Great for work office

JR from Springfield, MO on 11/21/2014

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Sounds great. Good bass with flawless Bluetooth (better than my car). This is no small sounding speaker, but is also too big to be portable (not advertised as such, but worth noting). Very happy with this purchase.

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2.1Ch Speaker System: The Kicker Amphitheater BT2 (41iK5BT2) employs two 0.75" dome tweeters, two 5" midrange drivers, and a 6" square subwoofer powered by a 50W amplifier with digital signal processing (DSP) for room filling full-range sound with dynamic bass response. Your able to adjust Bass & Treble from the included remote control, as well as select a Preset EQ or fine tune the 8-Band EQ from the KickStart app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. There's even a Spatialization feature that produces a wider soundstage.

Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Kicker Amphitheater BT2 features built-in Bluetooth for wireless connection of your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, Windows PC, Mac computer, or other Bluetooth-enabled device. You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps on your compatible Bluetooth-enabled device to the Amphitheater BT2. You will also be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Reverse, and Previous/Next Track from the included IR remote. Up to 5 devices can be paired to the system, but only one can be used at a time for playback.

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Kicker Amphitheater BT2 (41iK5BT2).

iPod/iPhone Direct Connection via USB: The Amphitheater BT2 features a rear-panel USB port which supports connection of select Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad devices. Simply connect your Apple device use the dock or Lightning cable that came with your device. You'll be able to listen to stored music and music apps on your connected Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad through the Kicker speaker system. Basic playback control (such as Play/Pause, FW/RW, Previous/Next Track) can be done from the system's remote control. Advance music navigation and song/artist information will still be handled by your iPod, iPhone, or iPad. The speaker system will also charge your Apple device's battery while its connected via USB (5V/1A).

Note: This USB port does not support USB thumbdrives, Android smartphone, or other USB storage devices. The USB port (5V/1A) will however charge the battery of your connected smartphone device.

Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Kicker Amphitheater BT2 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod and iPhone models (as of 9/25/2014):

Apple Device Generation Tested Version Connection Type Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Bluetooth USB Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone KickStart App Artist/Song Text Track Info
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 N Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
4 7.1.2 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
4S 8.0 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
5/5C/5S 8.0 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
6/6+ 8.0 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 N Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
5th 8.0 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
nano
3rd 1.1.3 N Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
4th 1.0.4 N Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
5th 1.0.2 N Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
6th 1.2 PC N Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
7th 1.02PC Y Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N N N N
2/3 8.0 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N N
4/air 8.0 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N N
mini 8.0 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

Aux Input: The Kicker Amphitheater BT2 system is fitted with a 3.5mm auxiliary input that provides connection and playback of non-Bluetooth audio devices with a headphone jack or analog audio output.

KickStart App: Download the free KickStart app onto your Apple iOS (6.0+) or Android (2.1+) device from iTunes or GooglePlay to enhance your experience with the Kicker Amphitheater BT2 system over Bluetooth. The KickStart app features 4 screens that allow you to adjust parameters of the system with your Apple iOS or Android device's touchscreen.

  • 8-Band EQ + Spatializer: The KickStart app lets you easily customize the Amphitheater BT2's audio with a variety of EQ presets (Kicker EQ, Rock/Pop, Rap/HipHop, or Jazz/Classical). You can also further fin tuner the system's audio performance by adjusting the 8-band EQ (80/100/250/500/1k/5k/10k/16k Hz) and storing up to 4 User presets. In addition, The Spatialization feature makes the stereo field wider and increases the surround ambience.
  • Social Media Sharing: You also gain social-media integration that allows you to brag to all of your Facebook friends about what you are listening to on the Amphitheater BT2 system.
  • Bluetooth Features: The app also contains Bluetooth-specific features to further simplify wireless audio streaming. Auto Connect lets the Kicker system automatically connect to your paired Bluetooth-device when you're in range for music streaming. After your Bluetooth device is connected, Auto Play will begin playing exactly where you last left off. The Priority List shows all Bluetooth devices that are paired with the Kicker system and the order of priority.

IR Remote: The Amphitheater BT2 comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the system. You can control the system's Power On/Off, Volume Up/Down, Mute, and Bass/Treble. You'll also be able to control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth-connected devices, like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Reverse, and Previous/Next Track. The speaker system also features top-panel controls that consist of Power/On Off, Source, Pair, Volume Up/Down, and Mute.

AC Power Adapter: The Kicker Amphitheater BT2 system operates off of standard household current using the included AC power adapter & cord.

  • Input: 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz, 1.5A
  • Output: 24V - 2900mA, 69.6W

 

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