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

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About the Kicker KISL

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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Daniel from Stanardsville, Va on 1/28/2019

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Easy to connect

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Works, but is not plug and play

Steve from San Antonio, TX on 1/3/2019

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For what the hideaway sub cost you would think that: 1) this would come with it 2) it would serve as the Y as well 3) it would have a better method of connecting to the sub than supplied crimp splice (I soldered mine) 4) It would not require the female/female adapters (included with it at least)

Pros: Works

Cons: Not user friendly, requires additional Y to connect to mono RCA output from head unit

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Crutchfield customer from Alpharetta, GA on 12/23/2018

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Used to connect my Denon receiver to an OnQ whole house audio system and it sounds great.

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bobby from Maidens, VA on 12/20/2018

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easy to use

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Must have accessory!!

Eddie from Kaufman, TX on 11/27/2018

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Made the install of our Kicker 11HS8 so much easier!

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Easy to use

Mark from Taylorville, IL on 6/29/2018

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These made hooking up my powered sub that only had line in connections a breeze. I did not want to cut into my factory harness and I already had sub woffer out rca terminals on my head unit. Took a matter of minutes to get things up and running.

Pros: Easy conversion, color coding matched inputs on sub

Cons: none

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Dane from Eugene, OR on 6/20/2018

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Works great, thanks Crutchfield, you guys rock!

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Does the job!

Jason from Huber Heights, OH on 5/28/2018

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Works great, just wish there was more info for wiring it exactly. Had to look it up online to figure it out.

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Crutchfield customer from Hendersonville, NC on 5/17/2018

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Simple. if you can use this stop and walk away from the car it's better than sliced bead and just as easy to use

Pros: Uhh no brainer

Cons: Non it that easy to use hellloooo

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Won't work with a hideaway

Crutchfield customer from Texas on 2/1/2018

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If you're buying this to use with a Kicker Hideaway DON'T. It won't work. I wouldn't recommend a hideaway either.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Non compatibility issues with Kicker Hideaway

Crutchfield response on 2/5/2018
We're sorry you had issues with your wire adapter. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Watkinsville, GA on 1/21/2018

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Easy to use and worked great!

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Chris from Manchester Tn on 10/1/2017

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Makes hooking up a powered sub much easier. Wire polarity is not labeled or stated in packaging. Seems like it should be.

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Cons: Wire Polarity?

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Kolin from Zionsville, IN on 8/10/2017

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This worked perfectly for me. So easy to use and I have zero engine noise pass through.

Pros: easy to use, great filter

Cons: no directions on how to use it

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Crutchfield customer from Des Moines on 7/2/2017

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Perfect tool for the job

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Steven from Franklin, PA on 5/21/2017

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Great product. No problems whatsoever

Pros: Ease of installation

Cons: None

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Junk

Mark from Galloway, OH on 3/31/2017

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Junk would not work with the Kicker Hidaway subwoofer

Pros: Crutchfield gave me a full refund

Cons: would not work

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Escobar from Tucson on 3/20/2017

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Exactly what was needed sit Buzzz knows what he is doing..????

Pros: Exactly what was needed

Cons: No pos or neg markings

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Crutchfield customer from Locust Grove, VA on 2/24/2017

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Great product and I'll be ordering speakers and a sub in the future. Thanks

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The Magic Link

Brandt from Washington Court House, OH on 2/13/2017

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It may seem like a small item, but the KISL is the magic link to hook a 11HS8 sub into the factory RCA pre-outs on my Sony head unit

Pros: The right piece to covert low-level outputs to high-level inputs

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Kevin from Dahlonega, GA on 1/28/2017

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Everything worked fine. No issues with this product.

Pros: Worked as described

Cons: None

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Made the job easy

Tim from Hendersonville, TN on 1/23/2017

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Made installation easy.

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Mark from Wickenburg, AZ on 1/11/2017

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Worked great! Made hooking up my Kicker HS8 amp/ sub easy. Thanks

Pros: Didn't have to splice speaker wires at the back of receiver

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Caguas, PR on 1/6/2017

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Good Product

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Awesome

Crutchfield customer from Louisville, KY on 1/2/2017

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Worked exactly how I needed it to. Easy hookup

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works perfect

seth from Torrington, CT on 12/30/2016

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works the way it should. good quality

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Crutchfield customer from Dupont, Washington on 12/4/2016

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Worked as described, I would recommend!

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Very helpful, once figured out

Glenn from Vista, CA on 10/31/2016

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Only reason it didn't get 5 stars is that the instructions were unclear on the polarity of the wires coming out. Had to do a resistance test with a multimeter to figure out that the grey wire is the outer shield and the blue is the positive plug. Worked perfectly for my Kicker 11HS8 enclosed amp and sub.

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Cons: No instructions Should indicate which wire positive and negative

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Makes life easier

steven from Puyallup, WA on 10/1/2016

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This connector is the cats pajamas. In the histoy of connecteros has there been such a bold and straightforward connecting connector. Get one if you need it, dont shy away or try to DIY its not worth the hassel or sacrifice of quality. JUST DO IT!

Pros: perfect fit of RCA, leaves me breathless

Cons: I didnt know about this sooner in life

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Better than cutting wires

Arlen from Wisconsin on 9/13/2016

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This eliminates the need to cut the wires that comes with the sub.

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Did the job

Crutchfield customer from Columbia on 7/18/2016

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Did the job as advertised. Would have given 5 stars but the length was a little short.

Pros: Works great!

Cons: Length. Nonstandard colors which can lead to wiring mistakes if not paying attention.

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Crutchfield customer from Des Plaines, IL on 5/13/2016

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Nice cables, easy to install

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02 Trailblazer

Joe from Brookfield, CT on 5/1/2016

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This Is a quality adapter and made the install much easier.

Pros: Reasonably priced, quality product , built to last.

Cons: Did not have any positive or negative markings on the speaker wire.

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Heather from huntsville, AL on 3/19/2016

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Works Great

Pros: Great

Cons: None

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Doug from New Hampshire on 1/2/2016

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Worked great!

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Needed item

Chris from APO, AE on 12/26/2015

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This is a needed item if hooking up a hide away kicker sub and your head unit only has RCA hook ups.

Pros: Needed.

Cons: None

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Works as intended, but unnecessarily confusing.

Devin F from North Carolina on 12/11/2015

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The harness works very well, and is well built, but they use non standard colors for the wire which can be a bit confusing. Like one reviewer said, it's not difficult to figure out, but it did cause me to pause a couple of times to make sure I was connecting the right wire. Certainly not a big deal, but a bit annoying. Also, it is difficult to tell from the picture, but the entire adapter is about a foot long.

Pros: -well built -simple design

Cons: -non standard color choices may cause confusion

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Jamie from North Carolina on 12/10/2015

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The only way to go if you have a deck with SW outputs on it. Pair with the kicker slim sub and you're good to go.

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: None

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Slick as a whistle

Jackalope from Northern Ca, on 11/21/2015

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

Pros: works perfect Nicely made

Cons: none

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Does what it needs to do

Rich from Illinois on 11/3/2015

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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.

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Hate that it's needed, but it works perfectly

achinback from Tennessee on 10/25/2015

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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.

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Steven from Pennsylvania on 10/22/2015

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Product worked well and as advertised.

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Harvie from Tennessee on 9/9/2015

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This worked nicely for what I needed.

Pros: none

Cons: none

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Russ from S/W Florida on 9/2/2015

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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.

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DougL from Seward, NE on 8/31/2015

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Product worked as advertised.

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Adapter cable

mitchell from Michigan on 4/27/2015

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the product ordered was acceptable and met all expectations.

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Very good quality cables.

Steve-F from Tennessee on 4/22/2015

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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.

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Worked Perfectly !

Tim from Ohio on 4/19/2015

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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

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Does what it's suppsed to

Crutchfield customer from Columbus oh on 1/3/2015

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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

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Great product

Terry from Biloxi ms on 12/19/2014

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This adapter work great.

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: None

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Quality connectors

John from North Carolina on 12/17/2014

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

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RCA Adapter

Sam from Carson City on 11/6/2014

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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

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Great Product

Crutchfield customer from Rochester,NY on 10/2/2014

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

Pros: everything needed is included

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RCA Cable

vic from duluth,mn on 8/27/2014

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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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Install cable

Jj from Reno, Nv on 8/2/2014

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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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Works so well, about to purchase a second.

Stef from Philly from Philadelphia, Pa. on 7/20/2014

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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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Natalie from Minneapolis, MN on 7/15/2014

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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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Worked

jdza from Ca on 5/19/2014

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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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Crutchfield customer from Brush, CO on 5/12/2014

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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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Didn't work for me

Dean D from Houston, TX on 3/27/2014

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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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Does it's job.

XJMike from NY, USA on 3/20/2014

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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.

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

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Must Have!

Mike K. from Plainfield, Illinois on 11/23/2013

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

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Cons: Kicker needs to add this to the Hideaway!

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Crutchfield customer from Georgia on 10/30/2013

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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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good product

Crutchfield customer from Wa. State on 7/29/2013

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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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Neccessary if you are using RCA pre-amps

Rkrause63 from Sandy, Utah on 7/7/2013

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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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Features

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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I just installed my JVC purchased from Crutchfield not realizing my sub wires did not have RCA's. Read a lot of good reviews on this product so gonna give it a try. My stereo does sound amazing through factory speakers, just need a lil THUMP. [ John  Dec 02, 2018 ]
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Part was suggested by Kicker for the powered subwoofer enclosure. [ William  Nov 29, 2018 ]
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Connect sub amp to oem HU [ J  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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Recommended [ Craig  Nov 21, 2018 ]
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I was advised to purchase this by a Crutchfield representative. I agree with his recommendation because this is a well made accessory at a good price. I would normally have just made it myself but at the price, it is not worth my time. [ J  Nov 17, 2018 ]
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Used on previous vehicles good product [ Nelson  Nov 16, 2018 ]
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For an amp [ charlie  Oct 19, 2018 ]
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Taylor recommended it. Seems like a great fit for my application. [ bob  Oct 13, 2018 ]
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To make connections to subwoofer [ gary  Oct 06, 2018 ]
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Recommended by Brooke. [ George  Sep 13, 2018 ]
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quick installation to speakers and system [ miguel  Sep 12, 2018 ]
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I have a subwoofer to install, along with the speakers. [ Frank  Jul 14, 2018 ]
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Great product and price [ GILBERT  Jun 19, 2018 ]
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Purchased a kicker amp that is going to have the speaker Input run off a stock head unit. [ Bruce Lee  May 28, 2018 ]
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need to convert factory speaker wires to pre amp in order to install amp [ JACOB  May 25, 2018 ]
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I have a vintage 1970's Sylvania home stereo that needed new speaker wires. This was my best choice! Great price and I have always been satisfied with Crutchfield purchases. [ Barb  May 14, 2018 ]
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Recommended by Eddie [ David  May 07, 2018 ]
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I need this configuration to connect a Oppo UPD -203 and Denon AVR-X24000H. This configuration was something neither product failed to explained nor how to hook up the two units, [ Bisco  Apr 12, 2018 ]
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for ease of installation [ Bruce  Mar 31, 2018 ]
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I called the customer service and they said I need this for the installation [ NICHOLAS  Feb 23, 2018 ]
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needed it to hook up my component speakers to 4 channel amp [ Donald Scott  Feb 15, 2018 ]
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It is needed for my installation, my advisor didn't mention needing it. [ Don  Feb 07, 2018 ]
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To connect my Kicker Hideaway Sub to the aux outs on my new head unit. [ Walton  Feb 01, 2018 ]
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advisor said I would need it [ Dwain  Jan 13, 2018 ]
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So I can run them from my inline converter that I put in my 2015 Chevy Malibu LT [ Ryan Matthew  Jan 13, 2018 ]
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New option for the kicker 1200w amp I have just purchased [ John  Jan 12, 2018 ]
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On the fence about multiple products. Talked to Kevin, and let him know what I was looking for. He steered me in this direction. [ Buford  Dec 31, 2017 ]
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Because I need to connect the Kicker 11HS8 Powered woofer on the factory stereo on my wife car. [ Alexander Marca  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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This is for my 8inch kicker comp sub and I need this amp to upgrade over the factory bose unit. [ ADRIAN  Dec 07, 2017 ]
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Kicker product for installation of Hideaway Amp [ BRYAN  Nov 29, 2017 ]
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Small and compact to fit under seat [ Michael  Nov 26, 2017 ]
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Top rated; fits under the seat; on sale too! [ Floyd  Nov 23, 2017 ]
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The product that I purchased recommended that this item be purchased as well. [ Kenney  Nov 20, 2017 ]
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kicker hideaway needed [ Michael  Nov 16, 2017 ]
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I chose this to minimize the use of extra wire and having to utilize a secondary wiring process. [ John  Nov 08, 2017 ]
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Meet requirements. [ David  Sep 01, 2017 ]
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The powered speaker that I bought required this cable to complete the installation [ David  Aug 28, 2017 ]
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Compatible with the kicker subwoofer I purchased [ CLIFF  Jul 28, 2017 ]
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I have a kicker hideaway and was looking for better sound and adjustability out of the unit [ Vern  May 17, 2017 ]
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My entire car is Kicker speakers and amps. Love the brand and Ryan recommended [ Nelson  May 15, 2017 ]
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I needed a splinter for a future upgrade. [ John  Apr 23, 2017 ]
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adding an amp to my factory system. my fantastic advisor (Chad) recommended this item. [ ERIK  Apr 18, 2017 ]
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Connectivity to my head unit [ Jeremy  Apr 17, 2017 ]
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This component was a natural choice because it allows me to maintain the integrity of the amplifier RCA inputs while using high-level inputs. This install is for a 2015 Honda Fit, and in order to retain reverse and lane watch functions the factory head unit must remain. The factory head unit will be replaced once a better option is available, and I want to retain the ability to use RCA inputs. [ Justin  Apr 11, 2017 ]
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I have a Kicker Hideaway that I am installing [ LC  Mar 29, 2017 ]
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Sure beats making my own. Kidding, these are great for installing a subwoofer on an older stereo. [ Dan  Mar 26, 2017 ]
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This would be a good- ADD on recommendation to anyone trying to integrate the Russound SS-4.2 distribution to anything that comes with RCA jacks- Best CAW [ CHARLES  Mar 17, 2017 ]
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recommended by otis [ leslie  Mar 14, 2017 ]
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My 2017 Honda Civic doesn't have an adapter to convert to Line Level outputs. I'll be using this behind the factory radio to provide high level outputs to go to my Kicker Amp. The amp has a switch for a high or low level signal. Converting behind the radio and feeding with standard RCA cables will allow me to utilize a PAC-Audio adaptor for line level outputs as soon as they make one. [ James  Mar 13, 2017 ]
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I was looking for a pair of front door speakers and a powered sub that paired up with my stereo nicely while upgrading the factory equipment. Will be getting rear speakers here soon too. I'm sure there will be a surprise or two when I go to install. [ Michael  Mar 11, 2017 ]
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to utilize the "sub out" connection on the HU with the Kicker powered sub [ Jamal  Mar 06, 2017 ]
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To wire up the sound ordnance to my Kenwood using the pre-amp outputs. [ Darrell  Mar 01, 2017 ]
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needed the flexibility to use preamp output to feed the kicker 11hs8. [ Kevin  Dec 10, 2016 ]
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I was told this is needed in the shopping cart. [ Ron  Nov 27, 2016 ]
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No aftermarket radio for the 2016 ford mustang... we need more research or products available for the 2016 Mustang!!! [ MICHAEL  Nov 19, 2016 ]
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wiring [ Michael  Nov 18, 2016 ]
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Used to convert factory sub woofer wires to RCA for new Kicker amp. [ Daniel  Nov 14, 2016 ]
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Recommended for proper installation and function [ K  Nov 13, 2016 ]
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I understand they are easy to install and clean and I need to keep my stock head unit so this was the next best option! [ Jeff  Nov 09, 2016 ]
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it was recommended bi crutchfield [ J  Nov 06, 2016 ]
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Because I am trying to make my home amp, which has screw in speaker connects, compatible with the Russound wireless transmitter, which has RCA connects. [ Kevin  Oct 01, 2016 ]
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Sales advisor Maverick suggested that it would be needed to connect factory system to new amp. Maverick's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=200 [ Ronnie  Sep 08, 2016 ]
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amp needs it to connect too [ Steven  Sep 05, 2016 ]
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Connecting dated stock head unit to amplifier. [ David  Aug 30, 2016 ]
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was suggested to keep from cutting wires [ Arlen  Aug 18, 2016 ]
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Head unit has built in amp and I purchased kicker speakers. So it was a clear choice. [ Nathan Allen  Aug 16, 2016 ]
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Head unit has speaker output only. [ STEPHEN M  Aug 12, 2016 ]
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Needed to connect my Hide-away Kicker amp. [ John  Jul 05, 2016 ]
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I have a kicker hideaway 8 [ Devin  Jun 18, 2016 ]
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Because I might need it [ harperzoo  May 23, 2016 ]
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our radio doesn't have rca jacks [ JARRED  May 20, 2016 ]
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Have a kicker pt10 bass station that requires it to hook it up. [ Josiah Ray  Apr 13, 2016 ]
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Help a lot for using stock radio with easy plug and play onto upgraded amplifier [ Gerardo  Mar 21, 2016 ]
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recomended by buck Buck's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=140 [ robert  Mar 12, 2016 ]
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To wire a powered subwoofer purchased a month ago on Crutchfield's website. [ Michel  Feb 02, 2016 ]
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Your recommendation for the Kicker Hideaway sub [ James  Jan 19, 2016 ]
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Routing a stock stereo to an amplifier using the speaker level inputs. This seemed to be the simplest way to go. In the past, you'd have to buy an entirely separate crossover module to do the exact same thing. [ Russell  Dec 29, 2015 ]
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The kicker subwoofer and amp are both very high rated, the whole set up was easy to find and it looks good too [ Jeremy  Dec 24, 2015 ]
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Exactly what I needed. Great bass sound for the cab of my truck. Compact. It fits perfectly under the passenger seat of my 2004 Toyota Tundra access cab. [ Paul  Dec 18, 2015 ]
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Needed part to complete stereo installation on older RV. This adaptor should have been included with subwoofer purchase, I'm not happy about having to spend this extra money after making the purchase! Kicker should carry accessories for their products. [ jeannearia  Dec 15, 2015 ]
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Need it to hook my Fosgate Prime amp an Punch sub up to existing Bose system in my 07 Maxima [ James  Dec 14, 2015 ]
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Just purchased the Kicker Hideaway for my Subaru, advisor recommended this adapter to connect the sub to my head unit. [ Max  Dec 06, 2015 ]
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8 questions already asked

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Can speaker wires cause a loud popping cracking sound when turning on tv? The tv and sound bar are both vizio. It was fine for more then 2 years.
[ Ron  Oct 22, 2018 ]
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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 26, 2018 ]  Staff
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Will this work going from a bare-wire connection output on an amp to an RCA input on a subwoofer?
[ Joel  Oct 15, 2018 ]
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I can't say "Yes" definitively, but it should work. I'm using the Kicker KISL to go from a low level (RCA) output on my receiver to a high level (speaker) input on my Kicker sub. The adapter simply converts low-level signals to high-level signals and shouldn't know (or care) which direction the signal is traveling. The way I see it, the KISL is simply stepping impedance up or down depending on the direction of current flow. You may want to see if others agree before trying this, as I am not a electronics person by trade.
[ BRANDT E  Oct 22, 2018 ]
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Do these cables share a common ground?I want to use the low level outputs from my stock head unit and go straight into my DSP but if these cables share a common ground I'll damage my head unit.
[ John  Nov 13, 2017 ]
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Do i need cra wires to hook my amp up to the door speakers?
[ Kenny  Jun 07, 2018 ]
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The left & right RCAs provide their own positive & negative leads so, no; they do not share a common ground.
[ Ryan  Nov 16, 2017 ]  Staff
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It says do not connect negative speaker wire to rca shield in my Fosgate Prime manual or it may cause damage to amp or head unit.So to make sure I understand this correctly I only connect positive wires and what exactly do I do with negative wires then?
[ James  Dec 16, 2015 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the connections on the product. 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.
[ Jeff  Dec 18, 2015 ]  Staff
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What color is negative/positive?
[ rene  Jan 13, 2014 ]
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I tested with an L.E.D. and a battery, an L.E.D. will only light when positive and negative are connected correctly. The blue wire is the prong and grey the ring. The blue is the signal (+) and grey the shield (-).
[ Ed  Oct 18, 2015 ]
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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 ]
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Negative-black
[ JEFF  Jan 13, 2014 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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Usually the wire with the black stripe is neg
[ HAROLD  Jan 13, 2014 ]
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I used the blue as the positive connection.
[ MIKE  Jan 13, 2014 ]
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