SoundGate “PowerStage” kit installed on Project Big Red; subwoofer system designed to boost performance of factory pickup stereo systems
By Bruce W. Smith/Photo: Tom Jackson
It’s called the Kicker SoundGate.
It’s a new subwoofer system designed specifically to improve the performance of the OE audio systems in full-size pickups.
The cool factor for those who like to listen to their tunes is Kicker “tunes” the plug-and-play system differently depending on the make, model and year of the truck.
Each kit provides an upgrade solution for prosumers who seek high-end sound created specifically for their vehicle, but installed quickly with little modification.
SubStage Upgrade ($700) includes a loaded subwoofer enclosure, 200-watt integrated amplifier, wiring kit and mounting brackets.
The enclosure contains a 10-inch subwoofer for significant bass response.
The PowerStage Upgrade ($1,250) includes the SubStage Upgrade, plus multi-channel DSP amplifier for factory speakers, wiring kit and mounting brackets.