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KICKER Audio’s Mid-Size Bluetooth Speaker System Right on Sound and Price

prod_kicker-amph-k3_angleSTILLWATER, USA (12.02.2013) – KICKER Performance Audio continues to add to its lineup of desktop speaker systems utilizing Bluetooth streaming, checking in with a useful mid-size unit exuding outstanding sound, rich bass and original features, all at a modest price. The KICKER Amphitheater™ K3 is the first KICKER wireless speaker system to possess aptX® audio coding technology, providing music enthusiasts the convenience of Bluetooth without giving up the musical quality the artist intended when recorded in the studio. The Amphitheater K3 will begin shipping via and authorized dealers during first quarter, 2014, and the MSRP will be $199.95.

The versatile, light-weight Amphitheater K3 works with any Bluetooth-enabled phones, tablets and computers, streaming audio from any Internet format or music app. It is also equipped with near-field communication (NFC) technology that allows users to link their compatible device to the speaker system simply by tapping the two together. This feature is also a first for a KICKER Home and Personal product. Additionally, any NFC-deficient Bluetooth device may sync to the Amphitheater K3 using the normal pairing process.

logo_kickerThe desktop speaker comes fully stacked with mid-bass woofers and an exclusive tuned-port enclosure that deliver enhanced bass response and a larger-than-life sound. This unassuming system (HWD 4.5 x 11.8 x 6.2) packs a lot of punch and fits in most small spaces, perfect for a shelf in the bedroom or desk at the office. An integrated amplifier with DSP provides substantial power for rich, full-range performance. In addition, innovative aptX technology maximizes the Bluetooth sound and experience by maintaining as close to CD-quality audio as possible.

The Amphitheater K3 is able to accommodate non-Bluetooth media devices by hard-wiring them into a beneficial 3.5mm auxiliary-input. A USB port is available to power and charge all external media devices. LED status indicators prevent listener confusion by revealing source and function cues. On the top of the cabinet are four buttons that easily control sourcing (Bluetooth or aux-input), volume up or down, and play/pause, so music can be piloted by fingertip.

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