HOUSTON TX (03.01.2018) – Event sponsor KICKER Audio rolled into Houston with a new look as it returned to the Lone Star Throwdown (LST) for the fourth straight year. The show took place February 23 thru the 25th at the Lone Star Expo Center in Conroe, Texas. KICKER attended the show in force with its freshly wrapped, 80-foot XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle) tractor-trailer. This rolling showroom featured its new colors and images houses the full line of KICKER audio gear on display, and the famous 20,000-watt Boom Room that kept those at the LST breathless during the show.KICKER installer Tim Smith featured his custom 1994 Chevy C1500, using an SSV Works MRB3 Media Controller, a pair of KICKER Q-Class 5-channel amplifiers, Q-Class speakers and CompRT slim subwoofers. LST officials anticipated attendance exceeding 15,000 people this year. Unfortunately rain over the weekend kept many people from attending the show.
Sandy Moore, Kicker Events & Promotions Coordinator, relayed to 12voltnews.com “LST is always such a great show. Even with the weather they had an awesome turnout. We shut down early on Sunday due to the rain but Friday and Saturday were very good. We are already looking forward to next year.”Under the XRV’s awning, KICKER had a number of show cars for people to see and hear. SEMA vehicle-designer Andrew Lowe brought his 2018 Ram 1500 Sport to the KICKER booth. The Ram features a full KICKER Audio system, including high-end, Q-Class door speakers and CompVT thin-mount subwoofers.
On Sunday, KICKER launched some sponsorship at Audible Carnage, a quadruple-point USACi regional soundoff just a few miles down the road from LST. Located at the Houston Police Academy, the family-friendly show featured a dedicated demo area, Show N’ Shine, National SPL record attempts, product raffles and more.
Jenissa Lillard, USACi Director stated “In spite of the weather we had a good turnout with over 300 spectators through the gate. We had 62 competitors through the lanes and over 70 just demo. The Houston Police Academy has a huge parking lot that worked very well for this Houston USACi event.”
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