Kicker KISL

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

Item #: 206KISL

In Stock

27 Reviews

Your price: $12.99 Earn up to 13 Rewards points

Add to Cart

+ Add to wishlist + Email me alerts for this product

View all associated offers

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.

Product Highlights:

Kicker KISL Reviews

Average Customer Review:

27 reviews
Review this product
Great Gear Giveaway

Submit a review and then enter to win a $350 rewards card


Review this product:

Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences about this product. Please be sure to focus your comments on the product itself. Read our Review Guidelines for more information.

Your email won't be visible. Please use the email address that is associated with your order.
(e.g., JohnD) Your review will be signed using the display name and location
(e.g., Charlottesville, VA)

Click on a star to rate the overall product on a scale of 1-5
1500 characters left
  Attach a YouTube Review
Crutchfield Video Review Guidelines
  • Only submit videos that you made or are authorized to use.
  • Do not submit videos that contain music, video or visuals that are copyrighted and belong to someone else.
  • Please see our Review Guidelines for more information.
500 characters left
500 characters left

Slick as a whistle

Written By Jackalope, Northern Ca, on Saturday, November 21, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does just what it s designed to do. Nice that it comes with the adapters too..

Pros: works perfect Nicely made

Cons: none

Does what it needs to do

Written By Rich, Illinois on Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

No problem with this at all, I just checked continuity on the wire color to center pin and made my appropriate connections

Pros: Very pliable wires, easy to work with.

Cons: Would be nice to have more traditional color coding rather than blue and gray, but a simple continuity check solves that easily enough.

Hate that it's needed, but it works perfectly

Written By achinback, Tennessee on Sunday, October 25, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I hate that the hideaway sub has to use an adapter like this for low level inputs, but it does it's job perfectly so far.

Kicker KISL

Written By Steven, Pennsylvania on Thursday, October 22, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product worked well and as advertised.

Kicker KISL

Written By Harvie, Tennessee on Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This worked nicely for what I needed.

Pros: none

Cons: none

Kicker KISL

Written By Russ, S/W Florida on Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Smaller magnets than last year's model. Bass is fair....could be better overall sound for the price.

Pros: Included crossover

Cons: Sound not up to par. for the price.


Written By DougL, Seward, NE on Monday, August 31, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product worked as advertised.

Adapter cable

Written By mitchell, Michigan on Monday, April 27, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

the product ordered was acceptable and met all expectations.

Very good quality cables.

Written By Steve-F, Tennessee on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These cables are very good quality and they work great.

Pros: High quality and they look great even though they are totally hidden in my truck.

Cons: These really should have been included with the Kicker 11HS8 Hideaway compact powered subwoofer. Also, would have been nice if they used conventional red & white colors to mark the polarity of the cable ends.

Worked Perfectly !

Written By Tim, Ohio on Sunday, April 19, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased this product to hook up my new Kicker compact powered sub and they worked perfectly for it. I could not be happier than I am with my new system from Crutchfield. My system I got from Crutchfield consists of 4 Polk Audio (571 2 way) speakers, Pioneer DVD Receiver (AVH-X5700BHS DVD Receiver), Pioneer AMP (GM-A6604), Kicker Sub (11HS8 8" Compact Powered Subwoofer), & last but not least a Kicker KISL Audio Interconnect Cable. With everything I purchased from Crutchfield with the help of Kyle on my system and Buzz on my Kicker Amp and believe me, I could not have done it right without there help and got it to be like it is and sound as good as it does, what I am trying to say is it sounds "FANTASTIC" and I could not be happier..... Thank You Crutchfield, Kyle and Buzz for everything !!!

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

Does what it's suppsed to

Written By Anonymous, Columbus oh on Saturday, January 03, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This does no signal conversion. It simply gives you a clean way to go from speaker wire to RCA.

Pros: Looks nice. Quality product.

Cons: While obvious, there are no instructions or labels on the polarity

Great product

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

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The product worked well and my sound is wonderful!

Pros: It works very well.

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


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

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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!

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • 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

Product Research


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.

Our Product Research Team

At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team. They verify what’s in the box, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

Searches related to the Kicker KISL 2-channel speaker wire adapter (bare-wire connector to RCAs)