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Bruce Smith October 10, 2012

Kicker Audio Upgrade 

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.

SoundGate offers two upgrade kits:  the PowerStage and the SubStage.

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.

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