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Kicker 46KISLOC2

K Series 2-channel line output converter with 12-volt turn-on lead

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About the Kicker 46KISLOC2

Get signal and turn-on power for your amp

Want to amplify a factory system? Kicker's KISLOC2 line output converter lets you get your amplifier's input signals from the factory speaker wiring, lowering the amplified speaker-level signals down to the line level the amp needs for its inputs. In addition, this little device provides the 12 volts your amp will need for its remote turn-on connection. It generates this voltage using the input signals alone, with no external power source necessary. This converter also has built-in load resistors, so it will work with factory radios with open-circuit protection.

Product highlights:

  • 2-channel line output converter
  • 12-volt DC output for amplifier remote turn-on
  • bare speaker wire inputs
    • accepts up to 55 watts RMS per channel
  • applies 60-ohm load to each channel to circumvent open-circuit protection
  • RCA line outputs up to 8 volts RMS
  • dimensions: 1-5/8"W x 15/16"H x 2-5/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 46KISLOC2

What's in the box:

  • Stereo line-output converter (attached 4" bare-ended input wires)

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Overview: The Kicker KISLOC2 is a 2-channel, passive converter that allows any car stereo to be connected to an amplifier or processor (sold separately). This is accomplished by "de-amplifying" the radio's high-level speaker outputs into low-level signals that can be passed out of the built-in RCA jacks. The KISLOC2 is designed without inductors, allowing it to deliver a flat frequency response of 20Hz - 20kHz at all volume levels.

Conversion: The KISLOC2 can accept speaker-level signals up to 55 watts and has a pair of female RCA jacks that can output an audio signal up to 8V.

OEM Compatible: The Kicker KISLOC2 is compatible with most modern OEM "smart" radios that have open-circuit protection. The KISLOC2 applies a 60Ω load to the speaker input lines, allowing the factory radio to output audio uninterrupted.

Remote Output: The KISLOC2 can provide a 12VDC/100mA remote output signal, for activating outboard amps or processors, from the converted input signal using DC offset. A red LED indicator on the input side of the converter lights when DC offset is active.

Input Wiring: The attached 4" speaker-level input wires connect to the left and right speaker output wires of your car stereo. The Kicker input wires are as follows:

  • White: L+
  • White/Black: L-
  • Grey: R+
  • Grey/Black: R-
  • Black: Input ground
  • Blue: Remote turn-on output

Audio Outputs:

  • Red RCA: Right audio output
  • White RCA: Left audio output

Note: A wire legend is provided on the back of the converter. The KISLOC2 wire colors may be different from the wire colors found on your car stereo.

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18 questions already asked

2014 Impala Lt with Bose system with this work?
[ Zoe life  Aug 08, 2022 ]
1 answer
Greetings Zoe, and thank you for the question. The Kicker KISLOC2 is not vehicle specific. If your vehicle has a working radio, it can be added.
[ Thomas J.  Aug 08, 2022 ]  Staff
Will it work on my 2014 Impala Lt with Bose system?
[ Zoe life  Aug 08, 2022 ]
1 answer
For help with selecting the best line output converter for your application, please give our advisors a call at 1-800-324-9695. They'll be able to ensure that we use the best converter for your needs.
[ Z  Aug 08, 2022 ]  Staff
Can I run both channels in parallel hooked up to my stock sub for signal? Or do i need to use left and right speakers only?
[ Angel  Jun 29, 2022 ]
1 answer
Good question, you would just use left and right speaker inputs only.
[ Arielle  Jun 29, 2022 ]  Staff
Is the RCA output of this LOC grounded or not?
[ Hyeuk  Jun 03, 2022 ]
1 answer
The black wire attached is the input ground wire--that's all that is needed in terms of grounding on this LOC.
[ Dylan  Jun 03, 2022 ]  Staff
Can i ise this to wire an epicenter to my kicker 500.1?
[ Pedro  Feb 25, 2022 ]
1 answer
This should not be needed as the AudioControl Epicenters already have speaker level inputs. I recommend contacting an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 to get a personal recommendation
[ Paul  Mar 05, 2022 ]  Staff
How tell the difference between the left and right connection for the RCA cables on the LOC?
[ Lacey  Oct 22, 2021 ]
1 answer
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Oct 25, 2021 ]  Staff
Can I run a mono and a 4 channel of this ?
[ Kenneth  Aug 01, 2021 ]
1 answer
Yes you can you would need to spit the rca connection but i dont recomend it for sound quaility
[ JUAN  Aug 02, 2021 ]
Do this stop the noise when you drive your car ?^
[ Ebuggie  Jul 19, 2021 ]
2 answers
What noise
[ ROB  Aug 03, 2021 ]
[ Dana  Jul 27, 2021 ]
If i splice this into my two rear deck speakers (essentially stealing signal from them to get a left and right positive and negative), and then run the blue remote line to the remote line in on my amp, will the remote line auto on/off still function properly, or does the adapter need to be hooked directly into the radio in order for the on/off to function?
[ Benjamen  May 18, 2021 ]
2 answers
that's exactly what it's designed for! It takes the voltages from the speakers and then sends the voltage through the remote turn on wire to the amp to turn it on. The auto on auto off is essentially turning on the radio and turning it off. Would you be using the amp for a sub or the door speakers?
[ Adam  Jul 26, 2021 ]
As long as you're getting your + and - signal from the speaker it shouldn't matter where in line is coming from.
[ JUSTIN  Jul 24, 2021 ]
Would this work for hooking up RCAs to an amp for a subwoofer?
[ Brody  May 12, 2021 ]
1 answer
Yes and also you can grab the 12v switch power off of it as well for the amp.
[ DOMINIC  May 13, 2021 ]
can this be used on a 2014 chevy malibu LT?
[ Colton  Apr 27, 2021 ]
2 answers
It will work as long as the LT model does Not have a factory amplifier
[ Bryan  Apr 27, 2021 ]
Yes it can .
[ Tom  Apr 27, 2021 ]
What is each wire for?
[ Christopher  Aug 31, 2020 ]
1 answer
Should be a diagram on back. White and white black are the left input. Gray and gray black is right input. Solid black is ground and blue is remote out that you can use to turn your amps on (remote wire)
[ CHAD  Sep 01, 2020 ]
Has anyone gotten this to work with a Pioneer amp? (I specifically have a pioneer GM-D8601 class-D mono amp)
[ Garrett  Jul 19, 2020 ]
2 answers
Yes it will work with that amp
[ Allissa  Jul 19, 2020 ]
I installed mine on a Sony amp. Constant hum. Disconnected and used straight line high input. Crutchfield very helpful in the return and addressing alternate wiring.
[ P-nut  Jul 19, 2020 ]
Amp wont turn off with this hooked up. How do I fix it?
[ Rob  Apr 23, 2020 ]
6 answers
I need a little more info, are you using the blue wire off of this product for the remote line. If so were do you have the kicker low line converter hooked into. A stock sub or your rear speakers?
[ SEAN  May 08, 2020 ]
Connect the remote cable to the amp remote cable , which is the blue wire
[ Emmanuel  Apr 25, 2020 ]
Do you have it hooked straight to your power wire? I have mine hooked to a fuse that I comes on and off with the key turned on.
[ Kathy  Apr 23, 2020 ]
I would make sure all connections are verified to be working. Does the little red light come on by the wires? If that's not on then you don't have power to it at all. Make sure your right and left positives and negatives are connected to the correct wires and all connections are solid. Also make sure your ground wire has a proper grounding connection on a bare metal surface (I sanded an area in the trunk under a cover).
[ Blake  Apr 23, 2020 ]
Does it never turn off period? Most cars nowadays have accessory power turned on if you open the door or unlock and stay on for maybe 5 minutes. As is the case with my 2009 BMW 328i, the amp comes on and stays on even with a door unlock. I shut all the doors except for trunk and waited 5 minutes to confirm it would turn off and it did. The only other reason I can think of why it would not turn off would be if you did not actually tap into the speaker wire but a power wire but you would have several issues with that not just power.
[ Joshua  Apr 23, 2020 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Apr 23, 2020 ]  Staff
Will this remove a 20V DC offset from the factory subwoofer output?
[ Robert  Feb 18, 2020 ]
1 answer
I would think it would not. Easiest install point is behind the factory head unit
[ Allissa  Feb 18, 2020 ]
the specs say 55 watts rms per channel, so does that also apply to a 300 watt subwoofer amp?
[ New User  Sep 08, 2019 ]
2 answers
Yes 55 watts would be input from the speaker line you are tapping into
[ Allissa  Sep 26, 2019 ]
I believe it means that if your head unit output exceeds 55W RMS then you should get another converter rated for a higher wattage. This converts speaker lines to RCA output to go to your amp which could be any wattage. The input from your stereo can't exceed 55 W RMS though.
[ Jonathan  Sep 26, 2019 ]

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