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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. See more info on this item

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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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5 out of 5

RCA Cable

Written By vic, duluth,mn on Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Worked good for me. I liked the two female adapters which came in handy.
Pros:
Quality item
Cons:
There not red and white
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5 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

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.
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4 out of 5

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.
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4 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

Kicker patch cord

Written By Anonymous, Brush, CO on Monday, May 12, 2014
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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
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2 out of 5

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.
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4 out of 5

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.
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4 out of 5

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!
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4 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

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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What color is negative/positive? [ rene  Jan 13, 2014 ]
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  • 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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