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Kicker iK100

Powered speaker system for iPod®/iPhone®

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    iKick100 with remote

Item #: 206IK100
 

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by Ralph Graves
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Kicker knows how to pack a big punch into a compact audio system, and that's just what they did with the iKick100. Only about the size of a brick, this system pumps out some serious sound thanks to its innovative design.

Twin full-range speakers are positioned to create a spacious stereo sound field. A flared port built into the cabinet reinforces the low tones, ensuring your music sounds rich and full. And thanks to advanced amplifier circuitry, you can turn the volume all the way up and enjoy your music without distortion.

Want more? OK, how about a USB charging port in the back? Charge your PDA while your docked iPod cranks out the tunes. There's also an auxiliary input so you can even play songs from your PDA once it's charged.

From the review Kicker iK100 -- small system, surprisingly big sound
"The iK100... didn't take up much space on my desk, yet it performed better than I expected from a desktop speaker system that small. All in all I was very happy with the Kicker iK100. Regardless of what type of music I selected, it did a great job, and was a welcome addition to my work area."

— Ralph Graves, Crutchfield Blog Editor and A/V Writer

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Highlights:

  • compatible with 160GB iPod classic®, 6th generation iPod nano®, and 4th generation iPod touch®
  • compatible with iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4
  • two 2-1/2" full-range speakers
  • flared side port for enhanced low tones
  • auxiliary input for other devices
  • built-in USB charging port
  • remote
  • AC power adapter
  • 8-7/8"W x 3-3/8"H x 4-11/16"D
  • weight: 1.9 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • iPod/iPhone speaker dock
  • AC power adapter (with attached 6' DC cord)
  • Remote control (with installed CR2025 3V lithium battery)
  • iPod adapter bracket
  • Owner's Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)

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Features

Overview: The Kicker iKick iK100 Digital Stereo System features a built-in iPod/Phone dock, auxiliary input, and an integrated 12-watt stereo amplifier with digital signal processing.

Stereo Amplifier: The Kicker iK100 features a 12-watt stereo amplifier with digital signal processing (DSP).

Full-Range Drivers: The Kicker iK100 features two 2.5" full-range drivers with a frequency response of 80-20kHz (+/-3dB)

Bass Reflex Enclosure: The Kicker iK100 features a bass-reflex enclosure with a side-firing flared port for enhanced bass response.

iPod/iPhone Dock: The Kicker iK100 features an integrated top-mount iPod/iPhone dock for audio playback, music navigation, and charging of select iPods and iPhones. You can choose to control your iPod or iPhone from its clickwheel/touchscreen, or from the system's included IR remote control. You will continue to use your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen to view song/artist information. The iK100 is "Made for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of Nov. 2010).

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type  Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Info  Track Info
dock connector 3rd N N N N N N N
clickwheel
color
4th N N N N N N N
 mini 1st Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd Y N Y Y N N Y
video 5th Y N Y Y N N Y
classic 80GB Y N Y Y N N Y
120GB Y N Y Y N N Y
160GB Y N Y Y N N Y
 nano 1st Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd Y N Y Y N N Y
4th Y N Y Y N N Y
5th Y N Y Y N N Y
6th Y N Y Y N N Y
 touch 1st Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd Y N Y Y N N Y
4th Y N Y Y N N Y
iPhone 2G Y N Y Y N N Y
3G Y N Y Y N N Y
3GS Y N Y Y N N Y
4 Y N 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 device and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until an newer software update is available.

Remote Control: The Kicker iK100 comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the unit and your docked iPod/iPhone.

Note: The only controls on the Kicker iK100 are Power, Volume Up/Down, and Aux.

Auxiliary Input: The Kicker iK100 is equipped with a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting an external audio source, such as a portable digital music player.

Note: You must turn the unit's auxiliary input 'Off' to listen to your docked iPod/iPhone.

USB Charging: The Kicker iK100's rear-panel USB port acts as a power source for charging or powering a USB device.

Note: This USB port is not designed to offer audio playback from a USB device.

LED Indicator: The Kicker iK100 is equipped with a blue status light to indicate operating status.

  • illuminates when the iKick 100 is powered on
  • flashes briefly after docking your iPod/iPhone
  • flashes when receiving commands from the remote
  • flashes slowly when the iKick 100 is muted

Power Requirements: The Kicker iK100 operates off of standard household AC current using the supplied AC power supply.

 
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5 out of 5

awesome

Written By billy d, lapush wa. on Thursday, September 05, 2013
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I bought this for my wife because she loves her music. it has a awesome sound for its size. very pleased thank you.
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5 out of 5

Kicker iK100

Written By Anonymous, Grantville, PA on Friday, June 21, 2013
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Good product. Remote need new battery.









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4 out of 5

Awesome

Written By Anonymous, Defiance, Ohio on Sunday, January 06, 2013
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Great for the price and size. Recommend for any day to day listening!!!
Pros:
Small, great sound, able to charge an additional Apple
Cons:
No handle to carry around
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5 out of 5

Kicker Ipod Dock

Written By Carol, Cincinnati, OH on Wednesday, May 09, 2012
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This is exactly what I wanted to be able to enjoy my nano ipod through speakers instead of earphones. I highly recommend this product.
Pros:
The size is nice and small - and the sound is awesome.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

kicker ipod speaker/docking system

Written By samm, cupertino, ca on Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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soft touch volume control, first time buying audio without hearing if first, all the discriptions are exact and oh so true. just what i was looking for and am very happy with the purchace. had a non functioning remote which was quickly resolved with a phone call and exchange. can't wait to try it out when it arrives.
Pros:
great sound from such a small box. easy to use and all around great sound. very impressed with it.
Cons:
none.
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5 out of 5

Great Product

Written By C.J., Murrells Inlet SC on Saturday, January 07, 2012
 
My "old" Ipod was recalled, and Apple replaced it with a 6th gen. nano. It would not fit my old dock, so I went shopping for a new one. I knew from previous experience that Crutchfield only sold products that they have tested, so how could I go wrong? I ordered this unit from "scratch & dent" and applied a $19.00 "points" credit so I only paid around $90.00! What a deal -- I'm overjoyed with the sound and how it fits a small space -- The only thing not small is the sound. Great product I highly recommend.
Pros:
Great size, great sound.
Cons:
Nothing
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5 out of 5

Kicker iK100

Written By Matt, Philadelphia, PA on Friday, April 29, 2011
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Purchased this for my son's birthday along with an ipod. I'm a bit of an
audiphile so I wanted something for him that had good sound quality for it's
price. My wife wanted something that cleanly fit on his dresser, and was small.
This was a perfect solution, the sound volume and quality is amazing for it's
size, the build quality appears to be very good, with easy to access controls
and usable remote.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Very good sound in such a small package

Written By Matt, San Jose, CA on Wednesday, February 02, 2011
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The sound coming out of this device is very good. Emits out good bass tones but can
be tiney when the volume goes up too high. Great of small areas or out on the patio
when the weather is nice. I would recommend this product.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Perfect for Internet Radio

Written By David, Vancouver, WA on Tuesday, December 07, 2010
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This is a very nice little dock. I actually expected it to be larger so if you are considering it
do check the size as it is just under 9 inches wide. I did not check that and had thought
it would be larger. So when it arrived I was surprised. You can tell by the care they took
packaging this dock that Kicker is a quality company.

The first thing I liked is that it is black but looks like it may be painted black rather than
plastic black. If so the advantage will be that it will not get scratchy looking with repeated
dusting like my Logitech clock radio ipod dock that is also very nice.

This is AC only; many similar units have rechargeable batteries. For my desk next to the
computer this is not a problem. I listen to talk stream live during the day and some
iPhone compatible docks do not function properly as they have been designed to work
with the iPod function for playback only. Playing internet radio on some models will
make them shut down for lack of playback coming from the iPod program part of the
iPhone.

TSL has lots of commercials so the MUTE function on the remote is essential and on
this remote it is on the top right corner. Aux input for other phones and mp3 players.

The sound is excellent for a speaker system of the size. Looks great on the desk.
Everyone who sees it will want one.
14 out of 14 people found this helpful
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