Kicker KISL

2-channel speaker wire adapter (bare-wire connector to RCAs)

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Speaker-level input adapter

Kicker's KISL speaker wire adapter allows you to convert speaker wires into RCA plug connectors. With this adapter, you can connect your car stereo's speaker outputs directly into a Kicker DX, ZX, or IX Series amp, or any other aftermarket amplifier equipped with RCA inputs that take high-level input signals.

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  • 12" Stereo RCA-to-Speaker wire adapters (male RCA-type connectors on one end and bare wires on other)
  • 2 Female RCA to female RCA barrel connectors

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Overview: The Kicker RCA-to-Speaker Wire Adapter (KiSL) allows high level speaker outputs to be connected via RCA plugs. Ideal for use with amplifiers that have high-level input capability, but no speaker wire input connections.

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Great product

Written By Terry, Biloxi ms on Friday, December 19, 2014

This adapter work great.

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: None

Quality connectors

Written By John, North Carolina on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great to convert from speaker level to line level adapters.

RCA Adapter

Written By Sam, Carson City on Thursday, November 06, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used this adapter to run RCA from my Kicker Hideaway 8 to my head unit. Worked great, instructions could have been a little clearer. Blue is the positive side and grey negative.

Pros: Ease of install.

Cons: Better Instructions for wire Identifucation

Great Product

Written By Anonymous, Rochester,NY on Thursday, October 02, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product worked great made for very easy install and comes with everything needed.

Pros: everything needed is included

RCA Cable

Written By vic, duluth,mn on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked good for me. I liked the two female adapters which came in handy.

Pros: Quality item

Cons: There not red and white

Install cable

Written By Jj, Reno, Nv on Saturday, August 02, 2014

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Worked for what it is and what it does :)

Pros: Works

Cons: Send me the adapters too

Works so well, about to purchase a second.

Written By Stef from Philly, Philadelphia, Pa. on Sunday, July 20, 2014

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Was easy to connect, works well.

Pros: Easy to use/Connect, make sure you don't get your wiring out of phase( negative to positive ) if you have no difficulty making those type of connections this product is easy as it gets. Also the length is approx . 12" so keep that in mind.

Cons: None.

Kicker KISL

Written By Natalie, Minneapolis, MN on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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The product worked well and my sound is wonderful!

Pros: It works very well.

Cons: It wasn't automatically included with the Kicker System.

Worked

Written By jdza, Ca on Monday, May 19, 2014

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Did what they are supposed to do but it would be nice if the polarity on each line was labeled. Two grey wires and two blue wires. You figure out which ones go together! Not difficult but it would be nice to not have to think about it.

Pros: Gets the job done

Cons: Lack of polarity labeling

Kicker patch cord

Written By Anonymous, Brush, CO on Monday, May 12, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works great with my bass station. I agree with a lot of the other reviewers that kicker should have just included it but I am happy with the product and it sounds great in my truck!

Pros: Works great

Cons: None

Didn't work for me

Written By Dean D, Houston, TX on Thursday, March 27, 2014

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Adapter didn't work for me. Contacted Kicker support and they recommended connecting straight to the rear speaker outputs. Sub works that way so I ended up chunking the adapter in the trash.

Pros: Easy to wire

Cons: Didn't work well for me. I went straight with the rear speaker wires.

Does it's job.

Written By XJMike, NY, USA on Thursday, March 20, 2014

I bought this one to replace the previous model which is discontinued. I don't like how it lacks the previous model's speaker wire connector (it felt solid, and looked super clean), but it does it's job, and my 11PT8 bass station is back to producing bass again.

Cons: Doesn't have the speaker wire connector like the previous model.

Must Have!

Written By Mike K., Plainfield, Illinois on Saturday, November 23, 2013

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Wish Kicker would just add this cable in when you buy the Subwoofer! Does what it needs to do!

Cons: Kicker needs to add this to the Hideaway!

Kicker KISL

Written By Anonymous, Georgia on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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Does what it says. Just wish it came with it.

Pros: Well made.

Cons: U have to buy it separately

good product

Written By Anonymous, Wa. State on Monday, July 29, 2013

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easy to wire in . just pay attention to your connection as not to get out of phase . still easy fix w/built in phase switch in box....Kicker PT 8

Pros: well built product

Cons: should come w/ pos. and neg. tags but not hard to figure out

Neccessary if you are using RCA pre-amps

Written By Rkrause63, Sandy, Utah on Sunday, July 07, 2013

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Not a whole lot to say on these. They work fine. IF you are setting up your system using the pre-amp output of your head unit, you are going to need these as the Kicker Hideaway sub only has line level connections. also remember to switch the sub to low level input if you are sending the signal to the sub from the sub pre-amp outputs of your headunit.

Pros: they work fine & the construction is solid

Cons: Any powered sub from a reputable manufacturer should have low level RCA inputs build into it. Having to actually buy these separate is pretty CHEESY!

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1 question already asked

doesn't matter due to the faze switch on sub, can change the polarity.but both do need to be wired the same.If their is a black line on each set then use it as neg. and other as poss. if sub. doesn't sound right turn sys vol. down and switch faze switch should improve. [ TERRY A  Jan 13, 2014 ]
Negative-black [ JEFF  Jan 13, 2014 ]
I use the blue as positive. You can use either as long as you are consistent Always positive to positive between devices urging the color as positive makes it easier to remember. Good luck [ HOWARD  Jan 13, 2014 ]
The common color on each plug is the negative{-}. Obviously the different colors on each plug are the positive{+}. I only know this because I had to ohm them out for myself. It would be nice if they were marked - & +. [ RANDALL  Jan 13, 2014 ]
Usually the wire with the black stripe is neg [ HAROLD  Jan 13, 2014 ]
I used the blue as the positive connection. [ MIKE  Jan 13, 2014 ]

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