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Kicker Amphitheater™ BT2

Powered Bluetooth® speaker system

Item # 206IK5BT2X

Whether it's in your den, your garage, or in your office, the Kicker Amphitheater BT2 delivers big, spacious sound...

Whether it's in your den, your garage, or in your office, the Kicker Amphitheater BT2 delivers big, spacious sound...

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Item # 206IK5BT2X

About the Kicker Amphitheater™ BT2

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.

Kicker Amphitheater BT2

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
  • MFR # IK5BT2X2

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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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
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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9 questions already asked

This product comes with Audio Dock?
[ Norbert  Sep 07, 2017 ]
3 answers
No audio dock. USB, headphone jack and Bluetooth is how the Kicker reads from your device.
[ Roberto  Sep 08, 2017 ]
No, just Bluetooth and a USB input.
[ WOLF  Sep 08, 2017 ]
It is not a dedicated, built in audio dock. You have an available USB port to connect/charge your phone. Playback can happen through this USB or via Bluetooth. I've been very pleased with this product.
[ George  Sep 07, 2017 ]
Is there a fuse that can blow and be replaced if so where do I find the fuse box?
[ Aardvark  Jul 30, 2017 ]
1 answer
There is not external fuse, if you use the power supply provided you should not run into any issues. I have used it a lot in some what unstable electric grids and no problem so far.
[ Leonardo  Aug 01, 2017 ]
This is a powered speaker. How many watts of power does it have ?
[ Neal  Nov 19, 2016 ]
1 answer
Thanks for your question. It is powered by a built-in 50-watt amplifier with digital signal processing that optimizes the signal for detail and clarity. You can find this information on the product page "Details" tab under "Features". Hope that helps.
[ Kenny  Nov 19, 2016 ]  Staff
Where can I find a supplement power cord?
[ Levon  Aug 23, 2016 ]
1 answer
If you need a replacement power cord, you may be able to get one from Kicker's parts department. You can reach them directly by dialing: 405-624-8510 I hope that helps! My Bio:
[ Ryan  Aug 27, 2016 ]  Staff
Is there a power bank or something to make this item portable?
[ Erick  May 14, 2016 ]
4 answers
No, the system has to have plug to work. It's not terribly heavy, but I still don't think you would want to constantly move this around. The sound quality is amazing for a home system.
[ Christopher  May 15, 2016 ]
This was a gift and from what I understand she has purchased an additional portable Bluetooth device so Im guessing it does not because the Kicker hasn't left the house. I hope this reply was helpful.
[ Houston  May 15, 2016 ]
No there is not. I wish there was.. Be very careful with power outlet, I've broke mine once because it's in a bad spot.. Sound is great for a big room or small..
[ COMPLETE RV  May 14, 2016 ]
No there is no power bank. This is not intended to be a portable device. I have used it outdoors with a power cord.
[ Jaime  May 14, 2016 ]
Why does it skip when playing?
[ Rebecca  Feb 08, 2016 ]
1 answer
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center:
[ Kenny  Feb 08, 2016 ]  Staff
Does anyone know if this is more powerful than the House of Marley "Bag Of Riddim"?
[ Nicasio  Jan 26, 2016 ]
2 answers
I can't answer that cause I have not heard them. But I can say that the Kicker amphitheater is definitely worth the money. Great bass great treble and loud. You can also down load the app for it and customize the eq to your liking. I use mine all the time and would definitely recommend it to anyone.
[ STEPHEN  Jan 26, 2016 ]
Don't know about Bag Of Riddim, The Kicker is not a booom box. For its size it put out a clear strong sound with a strong true base.
[ David  Jan 26, 2016 ]
what is total watts on this unit , is it 50 watts total or 50 watts just for the sub ?
[ Gary G  Nov 16, 2014 ]
2 answers
Does anyone know where I can find the motherboard pin/cord layout. Bought this used and was told it was not working, but from what I see It might be missing a 10 pin connector that runs from Central board over to the right board labeled blue tooth. Also there is a 3 pin connector next to the aux connection, but the board only has 2 pins so I'm wondering if one is missing. Any help would be great.
[ Jousaho  Apr 10, 2016 ]
Gary, The manual does not explicitly say, but it would lead you to believe that it is 50 watts total. Here is what it says under specifications: - 50W Stero Amplifier with DSP - 5" Mid-bass woofers - 3/4" Silk dome tweeters - 6" Square reflex subwoofer Its a nice unit - I have it in my office at work. Its too big to be portable, but sounds great and very full. The manual bass adjustment allows you to create some bump if you want it. Jesse
[ Jesse  Nov 18, 2014 ]
Can this product be used outside the house, or is it ac plug in only?
[ James  Nov 01, 2014 ]
2 answers
The sound quality on this product is excellent. As long as you have an extension cord for the electrical cable. There is no option for placing and using batteries.
[ Jonathan  Jul 26, 2015 ]
Yes it can be used outside but it's not weather resistant. It requires electricity.
[ Jaime  Nov 02, 2014 ]

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