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Kicker 46HS10

Hideaway Series 10" compact powered subwoofer with 180-watt amp

Item # 20646HS10

When Kicker created the original Hideaway™ compact HS8 powered sub, they wanted to make a subwoofer that...

When Kicker created the original Hideaway™ compact HS8 powered sub, they wanted to make a subwoofer that...

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About the Kicker 46HS10

Bigger bass for your small space

When Kicker created the original Hideaway™ compact HS8 powered sub, they wanted to make a subwoofer that could fit almost anywhere and still deliver the performance that made Kicker famous. The HS10 sub adds the extra punch of a 10" speaker and a built-in 180-watt amplifier to give you really impressive bass response from a sub that will still fit almost anywhere.

Bigger bass for your small space

When Kicker created the original Hideaway™ compact HS8 powered sub, they wanted to make a subwoofer that could fit almost anywhere and still deliver the performance that made Kicker famous. The HS10 sub adds the extra punch of a 10" speaker and a built-in 180-watt amplifier to give you really impressive bass response from a sub that will still fit almost anywhere.

Tough and adjustable

With a Kicker 10" woofer, you can expect serious low end, and you can install the HS10 under most seats to bring the bass right up close. The tough all-aluminum chassis and stylish metal grille protect the speaker and deliver great sound. High- and low-level inputs give you plenty of options for hooking up your sub, and the HS10 can accept input signals from 0.25 to 40 volts so it works with almost any vehicle without adding a line output converter.

Dial in your sound

The Hideaway includes an adjustable low-pass crossover, a subsonic filter to improve efficiency, a phase switch, and a variable +6 dB bass boost adjustable with the included remote control bass knob. The HS10 also offers two auto turn-on options. The package includes a wiring harness for power, signal and remote turn-on connections with a quick-connect Molex® plug to make installation simple.

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Product highlights:

  • compact powered subwoofer with 10" speaker
  • wired remote control
  • all-aluminum chassis with metal grille
  • built-in amplifier: 180 watts RMS
  • includes 16-foot power cable and other wiring
  • speaker-level inputs (will also accept preamp-level signal using optional adapter, item 206KiSL, sold separately)
  • auto turn-on
  • frequency response: 25-120 Hz
  • variable low-pass crossover (50-120 Hz)
  • subsonic filter (25 Hz at 24 dB per octave)
  • variable phase control (0 or 180 degrees)
  • bass boost control (variable to +6 dB at 40 Hz)
  • dimensions: 9-7/8"W x 3-5/16"H x 14-1/2"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 46HS10

What's in the box:

  • Amplified subwoofer
  • Wiring harness (17' Power input/ 8' Speaker level input/ 2' Ground/ 2' Remote turn-on)
  • In-line fuse holder
  • Three 15-amp ATO fuses (one installed in fuse holder/one installed in the chassis of unit/one spare)
  • Remote bass level control
  • 20' Remote cable (3.5mm stereo mini-plug on both ends)
  • Two 10-12 gauge crimp-on ring terminals
  • One 10-12 Gauge butt connector
  • 4 Mounting brackets
  • Two 3/8" Pan head screws (to mount wired remote)
  • Four 3/4" Pan head screws
  • Eight M4x6mm Machine screws
  • Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)

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Features & specs

General
Enclosure Type Sealed
Finish Material Aluminum
Grille Steel
Connector Type Harness
Bi-amp Inputs N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 10
Woofer Material Not given
Passive Radiator ---
Width 9-7/8"
Height 3-3/8"
Depth 14-1/2"
Second Depth N/A
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Frequency Response 25-120
Amplifier Power (RMS) 180 watts
Maximum Wattage N/A
Sensitivity N/A
Impedance N/A
Second Voice Coil Impedance N/A
Crossover Point 50-120

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Features

Remote Control: The wired remote puts subwoofer output level control within easy reach. The remote housing is designed to mount under the dash and the included 20' cable, with a 3.5mm mini-plug on both ends, connects the remote to the subwoofer.

Dimensions:

  • Width: 1⅝"
  • Height: 1"
  • Depth: 1¼" (3" deep including the knob and cable)

Subsonic Filter: Frequencies that cannot be reproduced by the subwoofer do not become sound, but unnecessary oscillations causing distortion; these frequencies also waste amplifier power and can damage speakers. The subsonic filter removes inaudible frequencies to improve the performance of the sub by eliminating this harmful distortion. The 24 dB/octave subsonic filter's crossover point is 25 Hz.

Mounting: The subwoofer, with its 3⅜" height, can be mounted in applications with limited space, even under a seat in the passenger compartment of many vehicles. The four mounting brackets are bolted to the bottom of the chassis, and can extend the width or length (or a combination of the two). Each bracket extends just over ¾" from the sub.

Controls

Auto Turn-on: two position switch

  • +12V: amp turns on when 12 volts is applied to the remote turn-on wire
  • DC: amp turns on when a DC offset signal is present on the speaker-level input (not possible when using line level inputs); when the amp turns on using DC offset, the remote turn-on wire outputs +12 volt and can be used to turn on an additional amplifier

Input Level: two position switch

  • Hi: accepts signal input from 1 volt to 40 volts
  • Lo: accepts signal input from 250mV to 10 volts

Phase: two position switch; set the subwoofer phase to 0° or 180°

Bass Boost: rotary dial to adjust the bass boost; continuously variable from 0 to 6 dB; boost centered at 40 Hz

Crossover Frequency: rotary dial to control the low pass crossover frequency; 50-120 Hz; the crossover slope is 18 dB/octave

Gain: rotary dial to set the amplifier gain control; 1-40 volts for speaker level inputs and 250mV to 10 volts for line level inputs

Connections

Harness: The Quick-Connect harness has wires for power (17 feet/14-gauge), ground (2 feet/14-gauge), remote turn-on (2 feet/20-gauge), and signal input (8 feet/20-gauge). If using a speaker level input, just splice into the wire in the harness. If using a line level input, a speaker wire to RCA adapter is needed (sold separately). The included in-line fuse holder should be added to the power wire at the battery location.

Remote Bass: 3.5mm mini-jack for use with the included wired remote

Fuse: one 15-amp ATO fuse installed in the chassis

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16 questions already asked

Q
Will it fit in my 2017 f250 superduty? And where is the best spot...under backseat or behind it?
[ Mack  Oct 10, 2020 ]
1 answer
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We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Calvin  Oct 30, 2020 ]  Staff
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What would be involved in wiring this to my factory system in a 2020 f250 crew cab xlt ?
[ randy  Oct 09, 2020 ]
1 answer
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I used the extremely accurate wiring diagrams from Crutchfield to set the wiring. The wiring kit that came with the sub plugged into everything without me having to solder much. YouTube videos showed me how to take the panels and console apart. The only hard thing to do was to thread the main power wire from the battery, through the firewall and on to the sub.
[ HOWARD  Oct 09, 2020 ]
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Can I install 2 of these in my truck?
[ Bill  Sep 17, 2020 ]
1 answer
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Yes but one should be plenty loud.
[ JUSTIN  Sep 18, 2020 ]
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Is there enough room to fit this under either of the front seats of a 2020 2-Door Jeep Wrangler?
[ Jeep Will  Aug 30, 2020 ]
4 answers
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That I can't answer.
[ Rya  Sep 01, 2020 ]
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I installed it in a 2015 mazda 3 under the driver's seat with room to spare so it will fit under the seat of a jeep wrangler.
[ WILLARD  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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It's fits under my 2018 Jeep Wrangler under front driver seat with no problems. I did have to cut my rubber floor mat in the rear so it's nice and snug.
[ JASON  Aug 30, 2020 ]
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Not sure about a 2020 Jeep. It fits perfect in my 2018 Tundra under the back seat in my storage box.
[ ANTONIOS  Aug 30, 2020 ]
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Will the sound be muffled being under a seat?
[ Nick  Aug 26, 2020 ]
4 answers
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didint work out of the box for me and they have none in stock great company glad I bought the extra warranty so I can not get my product they don't have in stock
[ benjamin  Sep 01, 2020 ]
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No. Under my seat it sound great! Offers deep low bass for a compact enclosure. It doesn't vibrate to the point of being uncomfortable as well.
[ CHARLIE  Aug 26, 2020 ]
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No. Please note bass is low frequency, source or location is not as important in other words not directional You have to make sure it's secured otherwise you will hear/feel the base plus the rattle
[ roel  Aug 26, 2020 ]
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I have mine behind the rear seat and I can feel the bass fine so I think you will be good to go under a seat.
[ prince  Aug 26, 2020 ]
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Does anyone know if this will fit under either of the front seats on a Dodge Charger with power seats?
[ Scott  Aug 20, 2020 ]
2 answers
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I made a cardboard box the size of the subwoofer. It fit like it was made for my cross trek.
[ HOWARD  Aug 21, 2020 ]
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I have it under the front passage seat in a 2017 vw jetta. My seats can tilt forward, sobibjust raised it. The best thing to do is measure with a tape measure, it is exactly what y thebsize that Crutchfeild lists.
[ WINDSOR  Aug 20, 2020 ]
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can you hook this up with regular RCA cables without having to purchase the speaker level to RCA adapter?
[ Kevan  Aug 16, 2020 ]
3 answers
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No
[ Todd  Aug 16, 2020 ]
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Short answer: No
[ Brandon  Aug 16, 2020 ]
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There are no rca ports on the subwoofer, so you will need some sort of rca-to-bare wire adapter to attach to the harness. There is a switch on the unit to select between rca level or speaker level input
[ Cory  Aug 16, 2020 ]
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Can you connect two Kicker 46HS10 Hideaways to the same headunit, for placement under the drivers seat AND the passenger seat?
[ Joseph  Jul 04, 2020 ]
3 answers
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Hi Joseph. In order to best answer your question, we would like to go over your current setup in a little more detail. You may be able to accomplish this connection when using a Y-Splitter for connection, however, there may be a better solution available for you to use when wanting to connect multiple powered subwoofers in your vehicle. Please chat with an Advisor online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. We will be happy to help.
[ Jess  Jul 19, 2020 ]  Staff
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This could work fine. But I can't say for certain without trying it. If you have the available preamps on your headunit (assuming you are doing low voltage connection and not high voltage splice in to existing factory wire) absolutely. You might be able to combine the wires and use the same preamp, but I don't know for certain. I recommend calling Crutchfield to be sure you can wire this the way you want to.
[ JACOB  Jul 19, 2020 ]
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I am not an expert but here is my opinion for what it is worth. When you separate sound sources and send signals to them at light speed, the sound from each speaker will get to your ear at different times. Many higher end head units can adjust output to various stereo parts to deal with this issue. If you split the signal and send it to two places that have some distance between them you will get less clear sound due to the fact that the sound from each speaker does not get to your ear at the same time. If your head unit can handle two subwoofers or you can buy something to deal with the time differential it will work great. If not, the acoustic properties of your car will determine how good or bad it sounds because you will not be able to adjust the phase differential between the speakers.
[ John  Jul 17, 2020 ]
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Does this fit under the seat of a 2016 honda accord?
[ Mike  Jun 30, 2020 ]
1 answer
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We don't have the exact dimensions of the under-seat area measured in that Accord. It does fit under the seat of many vehicles.
[ Cosmo  Jul 15, 2020 ]  Staff
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Can this mount on the back seat in the trunk?
[ Mark  Jun 17, 2020 ]
5 answers
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I don't understand the question. The dimensions are I the description. The hard part for me was to get the main power wire through my Crosstrek firewall. I have never seen a seat in a trunk. Please tell us more.
[ HOWARD  Jun 18, 2020 ]
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I mounted mine under the front driver seat I don't see any reason you can't mount behind the back seat other than if the seat folds down, then it might be best to mount on the trunk wall/sides or if this is a sedan, mount it under the rear deck This is clearly a good solution if you have a small space Very good bass response I wish the sub has line in inputs / RCA
[ roel  Jun 17, 2020 ]
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I'm sure it can. I just chose to mount it under my seat though.
[ JEFFREY  Jun 17, 2020 ]
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You would be best to mount this on a hard surface not necessarily the back of a seat....For the size of the unit I have been very pleased with the output I'm actually looking at buying a second one to put under my passenger seat
[ ROBERT  Jun 17, 2020 ]
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Your seat will need a metal or hard plastic backing to bolt the box to. Or if it's just going in trunk use velcro under it and it'll stick to carpet in trunk. This subwoofer is not a bass monster fyi. Rap songs it dont sound great. Rock or county sub sounds great.
[ The DIY guy  Jun 17, 2020 ]
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Can this mount on the back seat in the trunk?
[ Mark  Jun 17, 2020 ]
4 answers
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i have a tundra and yes it can mount under the rear seat no problem .
[ PETER A  Jun 18, 2020 ]
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Yes but u will have to locate two flat metal support in side the seat and drill mounting holes or install a flat board inside the upholstery. Just dont leave it hanging/swinging from the headrest.
[ ASHANNAFI  Jun 18, 2020 ]
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Yes it can I have it in my k1500
[ Brandon kyle  Jun 18, 2020 ]
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I don't see why not. As long as you have the space you can mount it wherever you want.
[ Nathan  Jun 17, 2020 ]
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what do i need to get for factory stereo when I decided with this subwoofer?
[ adrian  Apr 26, 2020 ]
5 answers
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For product selection, and vehicle specific needs, please chat with an Advisor online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. We will be happy to help.
[ Jess  May 18, 2020 ]  Staff
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I have the smaller standard 6.5" screen in my 2020 Crosstrek. I got Kicker replacements for the cheesy cardboard speakers and spliced onto the front door speakers for the sub. It's got all the bass I would ever want.
[ HOWARD  May 07, 2020 ]
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I didn't have to get anything else. The wire harness that came with the sub had the wires for coming off of the factory speaker wires. Depending on the vehicle and where you are mounting the sub, you might need more wire. I had to rethink where to mount it.
[ KENNETH  May 07, 2020 ]
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I am extremely pleased with the set up... I did have to purchase about 3 feet of 14 gage wire for the remote turn on line which I tied into the fuse box for a 12volt signal that tells the amplifier that the accessories are on I also purchased electrical tape and wire splicing connectors to tie in the speaker level input lines to the factory radio...Everything else comes with the package again I am extremely pleased with the sound I'm getting out of this device I installed in a 2015 Ford Explorer under the driver seat
[ ROBERT  May 07, 2020 ]
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It comes with everything needed to install it to a factory audio system.Enter
[ Scot  May 07, 2020 ]
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would this fit under seat in a 2020 wrx?
[ jutty311  Apr 23, 2020 ]
3 answers
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I have a 2020 Crosstrek and it fits with plenty to spare under the passenger seat.
[ HOWARD  May 07, 2020 ]
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If you have 3-1/8" of height clearance.
[ Mitchell  Apr 23, 2020 ]
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Can't answer that with any reliable info. Here are the dimensions: dimensions: 9-7/8"W x 3-1/8"H x 12-3/8"D
[ stephen  Apr 23, 2020 ]
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Will this fit in a 2016 Honda CR-V under the front passenger side seat to replace the factory one?
[ tim  Apr 05, 2020 ]
1 answer
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I made a cardboard and tape box the size of the sub and stuck it under the passenger seat in my Crosstrek before I ordered the kit.
[ HOWARD  Oct 09, 2020 ]
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How long is the supplied harness?
[ Joshua  Apr 04, 2020 ]
6 answers
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The power wire is aprox 17 feet and speaker input wires aprox 8 feet
[ Robert  May 20, 2020 ]
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I just installed mine. I don't remember exactly, however the Hot lead seemed to be about 6 foot. The ground was a little shorter I think. The speaker wires about 6-8 feet. The blue and white turn on wire a little shorter. The remote bass wire is quite long. Probably 12 feet. I installed mine under the back seat of my VW Bus, the bass wire is all the way to the front, tucked off to one side no problem.
[ RANDALL  May 20, 2020 ]
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It is kind of short. I am guessing 8 ft for the speaker wires,14ft for the power and 2 ft for the ground . I used the RCA connectors and it made the speaker wires a little longer. I have it under my passenger seat and I ran the speaker wires directly up my center console trim into my dash in a 2017 VW Jetta. It worked really well. It's good bass too. Since it's in my cabin it is just enough punch to cover the missing blows in my system. I have it set very high at the unit, and it rattles my mirrors when I turn the knob up all the way, amd is almost completely off when the knob is down. If you need more than 8 ft., I'd suggest getting the RCA leads. They need to be soldered or crimped.
[ WINDSOR  May 20, 2020 ]
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Maybe 18 inches
[ Anabel  May 20, 2020 ]
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The Quick-Connect harness has wires for power (17 feet/14-gauge), ground (2 feet/14-gauge), remote turn-on (2 feet/20-gauge), and signal input (8 feet/20-gauge). If using a speaker level input, just splice into the wire in the harness. If using a line level input, a speaker wire to RCA adapter is needed (sold separately)
[ JEFF  May 19, 2020 ]
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Did not install so not sure. The control wire for bass control is approx 12' long
[ TERRY  May 19, 2020 ]
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Is this setup at 2 ohm or 4 ohm?
[ Cody  Mar 20, 2020 ]
1 answer
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I purchased this sub, replacement component set, coaxial set, and a JBL amp for them for my 4 door 2006 Tundra work truck. Paid to have it installed, It is installed under the driver seat and the remote gain dial is mounted close to the other controls. Big sound for a small footprint
[ stephen  Mar 20, 2020 ]
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