TechnologyTell

Here’s the KICKER: New Amphitheater BT2 Wireless Audio System Debuts

Sections: Amplifiers, Audio, Bookshelf speakers, Mini systems, Outdoor speakers, Speakers, Streaming, Subwoofers

1
Print Friendly
The KICKER Amphitheater BT2 wireless audio system includes a subwoofer and pairs with Bluetooth devices.

The KICKER Amphitheater BT2 wireless audio system includes a subwoofer and pairs with Bluetooth devices.

KICKER has introduced its Amphitheater BT2 wireless audio system. Built to rest on a desktop or bookshelf, it uses Bluetooth to pair with smartphones, tablets and computers.

You want specs? We got specs. The Amphitheater BT2 features a 50-watt DSP-optimized internal amplifier, five-inch drivers, 0.75-inch silk-dome tweeters and a six-inch square reflex subwoofer. A USB port is onboard for charging external devices, along with an auxiliary-input jack for connecting non-Bluetooth devices.

KICKER’s free KickStart app for iOS and Android delivers an eight-band equalizer, bass and treble sliders, and a “tight or wide spatialization” selection for soundstage control. Using the app, you can also load and save custom sound presets and, via its Facebook integration, tell your friends about the great music you’re listening to.

Designed to evoke visions of an actual amphitheater, it also looks pretty cool.

The BT2 succeeds the original BT, which included an iPod/iPhone dock.

1
Print Friendly
  • http://None Jason Andrews

    I almost didn’t pick one of these up in favor of one of the speakers Best Buy was trying to offer me. One of my magazines briefly covered Kicker’s speaker but they didn’t really cover so much on how they liked it…which made the article kind of pointless in my opinion. Cnet said a few good things, but then I read one of the first reviews that popped up on Google ( http://pocinc.net/blog/product-reviews/review-kicker-ik5bt2-amphitheater-wireless-bluetooth-audio-speaker/ ) and it flared my interest into a better direction. I started reading other articles elsewhere (like here on Tell) and took the bait. So glad I did because it is loud and sounds great. It also looks really futuristic where it is sitting and adds to the room. I am happy :)