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Wet Sounds vs. Kicker


Overview
Wet Sounds and Kicker are two of the largest names in marine audio and they both make fantastic products. Wet Sounds only focuses on marine grade audio components while Kicker offers products for the entire 12-volt industry. We will break down Wet Sounds and Kicker products so that you can easily compare and determine the best products for your boat or UTV.

Coaxial Speakers
Wet Sounds Coaxial Speakers
Wet Sounds REVO
The Wet Sounds REVO speakers come in 6.5", 8" and 10" diameters. The REVO speakers come with titanium dome tweeters. The 6.5" and the 8" come with a 1" tweeter and the 10" come with a 1.25" tweeter. The power handling on the REVO speakers is on the higher end of the market for each speaker size. 100W RMS for a 6.5" and 150W RMS for the 8" is higher than most other marine speakers.
Wet Sounds RECON
The RECON speakers from Wet Sounds are designed for lower power applications when compared to REVO. The RECON speakers will work off of deck power while the REVO will not. The RECON speakers have aluminum dome tweeters instead of the titanium that come on the REVO. However, the price point for the RECON is lower than REVO and more comparable to the price point of the Kicker KM. In my opinion, the Kicker KM fall in between the Wet Sounds REVO and RECON on the marine speaker food chain.
Kicker Coaxial Speakers
Kicker KM
The Kicker KM coaxial speakers might be the best value among all of the marine speakers we offer. The Kicker KM speakers come with titanium dome tweeters just like the Wet Sounds REVO and the power handling is right in line with the output of most amplifiers. If comparing the 6.5" Kicker to the 6.5" REVO, the REVO does handle more power and have a larger tweeter, but it is quite a bit more expensive. The Kicker KM65 speakers are available with or without RGB LEDs and the 8" Kicker KM speakers are only available with the LEDs.
Kicker KM604
The Kicker KM604 speakers are offered as a low-cost, economy marine speaker. These speakers still have the Kicker name on them so you can be confident that they will still perform, but the KM speakers have a larger tweeter and the tweeter on the KM is titanium while the tweeter on the KM604 is PEI. The KM604 speaker grille is integrated into the speaker itself and these are available with or without blue LEDs. The KM604 does not handle as much power as the KM65 and these are sold in bulk packaging instead of a beauty box. If you are looking for Kicker performance at an economic price point, the KM604 speakers were designed just for that.
Wet Sounds REVO 6 6.5"
• 1" Titanium Dome Tweeter
• 100W RMS Power Handling
• 40Hz to 22kHz Frequency Response
• Sensitivity: 90dB @ 1W/1M
• RGB LEDs Included
• 1 Grille Color/Style Included
Kicker KM65
• .75" Titanium Dome Tweeter
• 65W RMS Power Handling
• 35Hz to 21kHz Frequency Response
• Sensitivity: 90dB @ 1W/1M
• RGB LEDs Optional
• Both White & Charcoal Grilles Included

Wet Sounds REVO 8 8"
• 1" Titanium Dome Tweeter
• 150W RMS Power Handling
• 35Hz to 22kHz Frequency Response
• Sensitivity: 92dB @ 1W/1M
• RGB LEDs Included
• 1 Grille Color/Style Included
Kicker KM84L 8"
• 1" Titanium Dome Tweeter
• 150W RMS Power Handling
• 30Hz to 21kHz Frequency Response
• Sensitivity: 92dB @ 1W/1M
• RGB LEDs Included
• 1 Grille Color/Style Included

Wet Sounds RECON 6 6.5"
• .75" Aluminum Dome Tweeter
• 60W RMS Power Handling
• 40Hz to 22kHz Frequency Response
• Sensitivity: 89dB @ 1W/1M
• RGB LEDs Optional
• 1 Grille Color/Style Included
Kicker KM65
• .75" Titanium Dome Tweeter
• 65W RMS Power Handling
• 35Hz to 21kHz Frequency Response
• Sensitivity: 90dB @ 1W/1M
• RGB LEDs Optional
• Both White & Charcoal Grilles Included


Wet Sounds RECON 8 8"
• 1" Aluminum Dome Tweeter
• 70W RMS Power Handling
• 45Hz to 20kHz Frequency Response
• Sensitivity: 80dB @ 1W/1M
• RGB LEDs Included
• 1 Grille Color/Style Included
Kicker KM84L 8"
• 1" Titanium Dome Tweeter
• 150W RMS Power Handling
• 30Hz to 21kHz Frequency Response
• Sensitivity: 92dB @ 1W/1M
• RGB LEDs Included
• 1 Grille Color/Style Included


Wet Sounds RECON 6 6.5"
• .75" Aluminum Dome Tweeter
• 60W RMS Power Handling
• 40Hz to 22kHz Frequency Response
• Sensitivity: 89dB @ 1W/1M
• RGB LEDs Optional
• 1 Grille Color/Style Included
Kicker KM604
• .50" PEI Dome Tweeter
• 50W RMS Power Handling
• 35Hz to 21kHz Frequency Response
• Sensitivity: 90dB @ 1W/1M
• RGB LEDs Optional
• White Grilles Only


Tower Speakers
Horn Tower Speakers
Wet Sounds created the tower speaker and has the largest selection of tower speaker options. The REV series tower speakers come with horn tweeters for maximum volume and distance. The ICON tower speakers have titanium dome tweeters to match the REVO speakers, and the RECON tower speakers are the same coaxial speakers that are available individually, just installed in bar-mounted pods. The REV are the most popular option and they come in both black and white and there are several different mounting options including X mount, fixed clamps, swivel clamps, and swivel X mount. Wet Sounds also has a wide selection of direct-fit, tower adapters that allow you to mount the REV or ICON pods directly on your boat's wake tower.
Wet Sounds REV
Wet Sounds REV 10
• 10"
• RMS Power Handling: 300W
• Peak Power Handling: 600W
• Coaxial Horn Tweeter
• Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
•Sensitivity: 92dB @ 1W/1M
• RGB LEDs: No
• Sold as Pair
Wet Sounds REV 8
• 8"
• RMS Power Handling: 300W
• Peak Power Handling: 600W
• Coaxial Horn Tweeter
• Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
•Sensitivity: 92dB @ 1W/1M
• RGB LEDs: No
• Sold as Pair
Wet Sounds REV 410
• Dual 10"
• RMS Power Handling: 400W
• Peak Power Handling: 800W
• Separate Titanium Diaphgragm Horn Tweeter
• Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
•Sensitivity: 92dB @ 1W/1M
• RGB LEDs: No
• Sold Individually


Kicker KMTC Horns
Kicker KMTC9
• 9"
• RMS Power Handling: 300W
• Peak Power Handling: 600W
• Coaxial Horn Tweeter
• Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
•Sensitivity: 92dB @ 1W/1M
• RGB LEDs: Yes
• Sold as Pair
Kicker KMTC11
• 11"
• RMS Power Handling: 300W
• Peak Power Handling: 600W
• Coaxial Horn Tweeter
• Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
•Sensitivity: 92dB @ 1W/1M
• RGB LEDs: Yes
• Sold as Pair



8" Coaxial Tower Speakers
Wet Sounds ICON
• 8"
• RMS Power Handling: 150W
• Peak Power Handling: 300W
• 1" Titanium Tweeter
• Composite Cone w/ Polyurethane Surround
• Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
•Sensitivity: 92dB @ 1W/1M
• RGB LEDs: No
• Depth: 11.5" (292.10mm)
• Fixed Clamp, Swivel Clamp, or Surface Mount Hardware
• Sold as Pair
Kicker KMTC8
• 8"
• RMS Power Handling: 150W
• Peak Power Handling: 300W
• 1" Titanium Tweeter
• Polypropylene Cone w/ Santoprene Surround
• Frequency Response: 30Hz - 20kHz
•Sensitivity: 92dB @ 1W/1M
• RGB LEDs: Yes
• Depth: 11.3125" (286mm)
• Flat Mount or Swivel Clamp Hardware
• Sold as Pair


6.5" Coaxial Tower Speakers
Wet Sounds RECON
• 6.5"
• RMS Power Handling: 60W
• Peak Power Handling: 120W
• .75" Aluminum Tweeter
• Composite Cone w/ Santoprene Surround
• Frequency Response: 40Hz - 20kHz
•Sensitivity: 89dB @ 1W/1M
• RGB LEDs: No
• Depth: 8.5" (292.10mm)
• Swivel Clamp w/ Slider Base Included
• Sold as Pair
Kicker KMTC65
• 6.5"
• RMS Power Handling: 65W
• Peak Power Handling: 195W
• .75" Titanium Tweeter
• Polypropylene Cone w/ Santoprene Surround
• Frequency Response: 30Hz - 20kHz
•Sensitivity: 90dB @ 1W/1M
• RGB LEDs: Yes
• Depth: 9.6875" (286mm)
• Flat Mount or Swivel Clamp Hardware
• Sold as Pair


Amplifiers
Comparing Kicker and Wet Sounds amplifiers by product series is not a good apples to apples comparison in our opinion. For the most part, the Wet Sounds amplifiers put out significantly more power than Kicker amplifiers. However, the price point on the Kicker amplifiers is significantly more affordable than the Wet Sounds amplifiers. Instead of comparing series to series, let's break it down by the number of channels. The power output and price points within each category vary drastically. It is more about finding the right amount of power for your speakers, then comparing features and price points to see which amp is better.
Wet Sounds Amplifiers
Wet Sounds Sinister
The Sinister amplifiers from Wet Sounds are their top of the line amplifiers and feature their MAXED Class-D power supply which is super-efficient. You get tons of power output with very low power consumption, relative to the output.
Wet Sounds SYN-DX
The Wet Sounds SYN-DX or Syndicate-DX amplifiers have more power output than most other marine amplifiers, but they don't have the MAXED power supply to equal the output of the Sinister amplifiers.
Wet Sounds HTX
The HTX amplifiers also have Class-D power supplies, but the HTX does not put out as much power as the SYN-DX. The HTX amplifiers are more affordable than the SYN-DX and are perfect if you want the performance of Wet Sounds, but you don't need the raw output of SYN-DX or Sinister.
Wet Sounds STX-MICRO
The Wet Sounds STX MICRO amplifiers are application-specific amplifiers for situations where space is an issue. These amplifiers were originally designed for the UTV and powersports market, but they are true, marine-grade amplifiers and work in boats too.
Kicker Amplifiers
Wet Sounds KXMA
The Kicker KXMA amplifiers are their top of the line marine amps and they come with Class-D circuitry, LED clipping indicators, DSP pre-amp, and they are ABYC and NMMA compliant. These amplifiers use 316L stainless steel hardware and are just all-around solid amplifiers. The power output on the KXMA amplifiers is really under-rated in our opinion. The signal processing in these amplifiers is better than most other marine amplifiers and the mono-block and 5 channel amplifiers come with a wireless, Bluetooth bass knob.
Wet Sounds KMA
The Kicker KMA amplifiers deliver Kicker performance at an affordable price point. These amplifiers are perfect if you need an amplifier on your boat, but you don't want to pay for a bunch of features that you may never use. The KMA amplifiers will sound night and day better than simply powering your speakers off of your radio and with ABYC/NMMA Compliance, you get a true marine-grade product, Kicker power, and great value.
Kicker PXA
The Kicker PXA amplifiers were one of the original, weatherproof, mini amplifier lines. These amps put out good clean power and the footprint is really small. In all honesty, if you are looking for a mini amplifier, there are much better options available for the money so we won't even consider these in our comparison. If you are debating between Wet Sounds and Kicker for a mini amplifier, go Wet Sounds.
Mono Amplifiers
Wet Sounds SDX2500
• 1000W x 1 RMS @ 4 Ohms
• 1700W x 1 RMS @ 2 Ohms
• 2500W x 1 RMS @ 1 Ohm
• 50Hz - 150Hz @ 12dB/ Octave Low Pass
• 10Hz - 50Hz @ 12dB/ Octave Subsonic Filter
• 10 Hz - 150 Hz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
Wet Sounds HTX-1
• 330W x 1 RMS @ 4 Ohms
• 600W x 1 RMS @ 2 Ohms
• N/A x 1 RMS @ 1 Ohm
• 50Hz - 150Hz @ 12dB/ Octave Low Pass
• 10Hz - 50Hz @ 12dB/ Octave Subsonic Filter
• 10 Hz - 150 Hz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
Wet Sounds STX-MICRO-1
• 250W x 1 RMS @ 4 Ohms
• 420W x 1 RMS @ 2 Ohms
• 600 x 1 RMS @ 1 Ohm
• 50Hz - 250Hz @ 12dB/ Octave Low Pass
• 10Hz - 55Hz @ 12dB/ Octave Subsonic Filter
• 10 Hz - 250 Hz Frequency Response
• 3.5mm Inputs
Kicker KXM1200.1
• 600W x 1 RMS @ 4 Ohms
• 1200W x 1 RMS @ 2 Ohms
• N/A x 1 RMS @ 1 Ohm
• 40Hz - 160Hz @ 24dB/ Octave Low Pass
• 10Hz - 80Hz @ 24dB/ Octave Subsonic Filter
• 10 Hz - 160 Hz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
• Bluetooth Bass Knob Sold Separate
• LED Clipping Indicators
• ABYC/NMMA Compliant
Kicker KMA600.1
• 300W x 1 RMS @ 4 Ohms
• 600W x 1 RMS @ 2 Ohms
• N/A x 1 RMS @ 1 Ohm
• 50Hz - 200Hz @ 12dB/ Octave Low Pass
• 25Hz @ 12dB/ Octave Subsonic Filter
• 25 Hz - 200 Hz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
• Bluetooth Bass Knob Included
• ABYC/NMMA Compliant



2 Channel Amplifiers
Wet Sounds SDX-2
• 400W x 2 RMS @ 4 Ohms
• 620W x 2 RMS @ 2 Ohms
• 1250W x 1 RMS @ 1 Ohm
• 30Hz - 300Hz @ 12dB/ Octave High and Low Pass Filters
• 20Hz - 20kHz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
Wet Sounds SYN-DX2.3 HP
• 300W x 2 RMS @ 4 Ohms
• 600W x 2 RMS @ 2 Ohms
• 1200W x 1 RMS @ 4 Ohms Bridged
• 50Hz - 500Hz @ 12dB/ Octave High and Low Pass Filters
• 20Hz - 20kHz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
Wet Sounds SYN-DX2
• 200W x 2 RMS @ 4 Ohms
• 375W x 2 RMS @ 2 Ohms
• 750W x 1 RMS @ 4 Ohms Bridged
• 50Hz - 250Hz @ 12dB/ Octave High and Low Pass Filters
• 20Hz - 20kHz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
Wet Sounds HTX-2
• 150W x 2 RMS @ 4 Ohms
• 300W x 2 RMS @ 2 Ohms
• 600W x 1 RMS @ 4 Ohms Bridged
• 50Hz - 250Hz @ 12dB/ Octave High and Low Pass Filters
• 20Hz - 20kHz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
Kicker KXM400.2
• 100W x 2 RMS @ 4 Ohms
• 200W x 2 RMS @ 2 Ohms
• 400W x 1 RMS @ 4 Ohms Bridged
• 10Hz - 500Hz @ 24dB/ Octave High Pass Filter
• 40Hz - 500Hz @ 24dB/ Octave Low Pass Filter
• 10Hz - 20kHz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
• LED Clipping Indicator
• ABYC/NMMA Compliant
Kicker KXM1200.2
• 300W x 2 RMS @ 4 Ohms
• 600W x 2 RMS @ 2 Ohms
• N/A x 1 RMS @ 4 Ohms Bridged
• 10Hz - 500Hz @ 24dB/ Octave High Pass Filter
• 40Hz - 500Hz @ 24dB/ Octave Low Pass Filter
• 10Hz - 20kHz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
• LED Clipping Indicator
• ABYC/NMMA Compliant
Kicker KMA150.2
• 37W x 2 RMS @ 4 Ohms
• 75W x 2 RMS @ 2 Ohms
• 150 x 1 RMS @ 4 Ohms Bridged
• 50Hz - 200Hz @ 24dB/ Octave Selectable High/Low/All Pass Filter
• 10Hz - 20kHz Frequency Response
• Class A/B Circuitry
• ABYC/NMMA Compliant


4 Channel Amplifiers
Wet Sounds SDX-4
• 185W x 4 RMS @ 4 Ohms
• 340W x 4 RMS @ 2 Ohms
• 685W x 2 RMS @ 4 Ohms Bridged
• 30Hz - 300Hz @ 12dB/ Octave High and Low Pass Filters
• 8Hz - 35kHz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
Wet Sounds SYN-DX4
• 125W x 4 RMS @ 4 Ohms
• 200W x 4 RMS @ 2 Ohms
• 400W x 2 RMS @ 4 Ohms Bridged
• 50Hz - 250Hz @ 12dB/ Octave High and Low Pass Filters
• 20Hz - 20kHz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
Wet Sounds HTX-4
• 100W x 4 RMS @ 4 Ohms
• 150W x 4 RMS @ 2 Ohms
• 300W x 2 RMS @ 4 Ohms Bridged
• 50Hz - 250Hz @ 12dB/ Octave High and Low Pass Filters
• 20Hz - 20kHz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
Wet Sounds STX-MICRO-4
• 80W x 4 RMS @ 4 Ohms
• 130W x 4 RMS @ 2 Ohms
• 280W x 2 RMS @ 4 Ohms Bridged
• 40Hz - 400Hz @ 12dB/ Octave High and Low Pass Filters
• 10Hz - 40kHz Frequency Response
Kicker KXM400.4
• 50W x 4 RMS @ 4 Ohms
• 100W x 4 RMS @ 2 Ohms
• 200W x 2 RMS @ 4 Ohms Bridged
• 10Hz - 500Hz @ 24dB/ Octave High Pass Filter
• 40Hz - 500Hz @ 24dB/ Octave Low Pass Filter
• 10Hz - 20kHz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
• LED Clipping Indicator
• ABYC/NMMA Compliant
Kicker KXM800.8 (Bridged)
• 200W x 4 RMS @ 4 Ohms Bridged
• 10Hz - 500Hz @ 24dB/ Octave High Pass Filter
• 40Hz - 500Hz @ 24dB/ Octave Low Pass Filter
• 10Hz - 20kHz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
• LED Clipping Indicator
• ABYC/NMMA Compliant
Kicker KMA300.4
• 37W x 4 RMS @ 4 Ohms
• 75W x 4 RMS @ 2 Ohms
• 150 x 2 RMS @ 4 Ohms Bridged
• 50Hz - 200Hz @ 24dB/ Octave Selectable High/Low/All Pass Filter
• 10Hz - 20kHz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
• ABYC/NMMA Compliant


5 Channel Amplifiers
Wet Sounds SDX-6 (Bridged)
• 185W x 4 RMS + 585W x 1 @ 4 Ohms
• 30Hz - 300Hz @ 12dB/ Octave High and Low Pass Filters
• 8Hz - 35kHz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
Wet Sounds SYN-DX6
• 125W x 4 RMS + 600W x 1 @ 4 Ohms
• 200W x 4 RMS @ 2 Ohms + 600W x 1 @ 4 Ohms
• 50Hz - 500Hz @ 12dB/ Octave High and Low Pass Filters
• 20Hz - 20kHz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
Wet Sounds HTX-6
• 100W x 4 RMS + 300W x 1 @ 4 Ohms
• 150W x 4 RMS @ 2 Ohms + 300W x 1 @ 4 Ohms
• 50Hz - 500Hz @ 12dB/ Octave High and Low Pass Filters
• 7Hz - 33kHz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
Kicker KXM800.5
• 50W x 4 RMS + 200x1 @ 4 Ohms
• 100W x 4 RMS + 400x1 @ 2 Ohms
• 200W x 2 + N/A RMS @ 4 Ohms Bridged
• 10Hz - 500Hz @ 24dB/ Octave High Pass Filter
• 40Hz - 500Hz @ 24dB/ Octave Low Pass Filter
• Variable 10-80Hz Subsonic Filter & 24dB/Octave
• 10Hz - 20kHz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
• Bluetooth Bass Knob Included
• LED Clipping Indicator
• ABYC/NMMA Compliant


6 Channel Amplifiers
Wet Sounds SDX-6 (Bridged)
• 185W x 6 RMS @ 4 Ohms
• 290W x 6 @ 2 Ohms
• 585W x 3 @ 4 Ohms Bridged
• 30Hz - 300Hz @ 12dB/ Octave High and Low Pass Filters
• 8Hz - 35kHz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
Wet Sounds SYN-DX6
• 125W x 4 RMS (Ch. 1-4) + 150W x 2 (Ch. 5-6) @ 4 Ohms
• 200W x 4 RMS (Ch. 1-4) + 300W x 2 (Ch. 5-6) @ 2 Ohms
• 400W x 2 RMS (Ch. 1-4) + 600W x 1 (Ch. 5-6) @ 4 Ohms Bridged
• 50Hz - 500Hz @ 12dB/ Octave High and Low Pass Filters
• 20Hz - 20kHz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
Wet Sounds HTX-6
• 100W x 6 RMS @ 4 Ohms
• 150W x 6 RMS @ 2 Ohms
• 300W x 3 @ 4 Ohms Bridged
• 50Hz - 500Hz @ 12dB/ Octave High and Low Pass Filters
• 7Hz - 33kHz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
Kicker KMA450.6
• 37W x 6 RMS @ 4 Ohms
• 75W x 6 RMS @ 2 Ohms
• 150 x 3 RMS @ 4 Ohms Bridged
• 0Hz - 200Hz @ 12dB/ Octave Selectable High Pass Filter (Ch. 1-4)
• 25Hz-200Hz @ 12 dB/Octave Hi/Lo/All Pass Filter (Ch. 5-6)
• Fixed 25Hz @ 24dB/Octave Subsonic High Pass Filter (Ch. 5-6)
• 10Hz - 20kHz Frequency Response
• Full Range Volume Controller Included
• Class D Circuitry
• ABYC/NMMA Compliant


8 Channel Amplifiers
Kicker KXM800.8

• 100W x 8 RMS @ 2 Ohms
• 200W x 4 @ 4 Ohms Bridged
• 10Hz - 500Hz @ 24dB/ Octave High Pass Filter
• 40Hz - 500Hz @ 24dB/ Octave Low Pass Filter
• 10Hz - 20kHz Frequency Response
• Class D Circuitry
• LED Clipping Indicator
• ABYC/NMMA Compliant


Subwoofers
Wet Sounds Subwoofers
Wet Sounds Free Air Subwoofers
Wet Sounds offers free air or infinite baffle subwoofers in both the REVO and RECON series. Like the speakers, the REVO handle more power and have better or more overall output. The REVO subwoofers are available in either white or gray cones and they are also offered in both single 2 and 4-ohm voice coils. The REVO subwoofers do not come with subwoofer grilles. They must be purchases separately to match your speakers. The RECON subwoofers come with speaker grilles and are available in the white SW, silver XS, and black XS grilles to match the RECON speakers. The RECON subwoofers can handle less power, but they are more affordable. With the Wet Sounds free air subwoofers, you get what you pay for.
Wet Sounds Subwoofers for Enclosures
In addition to the REVO and RECON free-air subwoofers, Wet Sounds also makes the REVO XXX subwoofers. These are massive SPL subwoofers that are designed for bass heads that want serious output that will withstand the elements. Bass is tough in a boat because you don't get the cabin boost that you get in a car. However, if you really want bass on your boat, the REVO XXX subwoofers are the way to go. The REVO XXX comes in both 12" and 15" sizes. The 12" REVO XXX handles 1200 Watts RMS and the 15" handles an absurd 2000 watts RMS.
Wet Sounds Marine Loaded Enclosures
Wet Sounds offers two different styles of marine-grade, loaded enclosures. The Stealth-AS subwoofers have a built-in amplifier and come in a 6", 8" and 10" model. These subwoofers were originally designed for the powersports market but also work well in boats. The other loaded enclosure Wet Sounds makes is the REVO 12 PSE which features a 12" REVO subwoofer and a passive radiator. The REVO 12 PSE comes with your choice of subwoofer grilles (1 for the subwoofer, 1 for the passive radiator) and gives you the bass you expect from a subwoofer without having to cut a hole in the hull. The REVO 12 PSE has quick-release mounts so that you can clamp it down, and then take it out if you want. The passive radiator is essentially a subwoofer without any driver powering it. It gives you the performance of a ported enclosure without the port and without the port noise. Everything is sealed and waterproof with the REVO 12 PSE and it is a quick, minimally invasive, "Give me some bass" solution for your boat.
Kicker Subwoofers
Kicker Free Air Subwoofers
Kicker offers free-air marine-grade subwoofers in both 10" and 12" diameters and both sizes come in a single 2 ohm and single 4-ohm voice coil. The Kicker free-air subwoofers handle 175 watts of RMS power making them more comparable to the Wet Sounds RECON than REVO. Like the Wet Sounds subwoofers, the grilles are not included in the Kicker marine subwoofers and they only come with silver cones. You do not have the option for white.
Kicker Subwoofers for Enclosures
In addition to the free-air models, Kicker also offers marine grade subwoofers designed for enclosures. These subwoofers have the same power handling as the free air models and also do not come with the grille. Just like the free-air version, these subwoofers are more comparable to the Wet Sounds RECON than the REVO.
Kicker Marine Loaded Enclosures
The Kicker marine loaded subwoofer enclosures are tube style enclosures that have a CompR woofer on one end and a passive radiator on the other. The tube can be mounted vertically or horizontally to fit virtually wherever you would like it. Both ends of the tube come with grilles pre-installed and these enclosures are perfect for installing under a seat, by the driver's feet, or wherever else you may choose. These enclosures are designed to withstand the elements and will give you the performance you expect from a Kicker product. They are available in 8" and 10" diameters and come in both 2 and 4-ohm configurations.
Free Air Subwoofers

Subwoofers for Enclosures

Loaded Subwoofer Enclosures

Source Units
Wet Sounds Source Units
WS-MC-1
The Wet Sounds WS-MC-1 is a black box source unit with 4 zones of output as well as a 4 channel built-in amplifier at 25W x 4. The WS-MC-1 has AM/FM/WB, Bluetooth, USB, iPhone connectivity, Pandora control, auxiliary, and is Sirius XM ready. This head unit has virtually anything and everything you could ever want out of a marine-grade head unit. The display features a 5" color LCD display with both day and night mode. This unit allows you to set the levels for your zones, and then control them with the master volume knob, or you can adjust them independently if you choose. You can easily add the MC-TR transom remotes to control the stereo when you are not at the helm.

Wet Sounds WS-MC-1

• Black Box Radio w/ a wired 5" Display
• AM/FM/WB Tuner with RDS
• Bluetooth Streaming
• Auxiliary Input
• USB Port
• Sirius XM Ready
• Playlist & Folder Browsing via Bluetooth or USB
• 50Wx4 @ 2 Ohm Deck Power
• Option to Add MC-TR Transom Remote
• 4 Zones of Output w/ Custimized Labeling
• IPX6 Rating
• Voltage Monitoring and Alarm
• Software Can Be Updated via USB
WS-MC-2
The Wet Sounds WS-MC-2 is a compact marine grade source unit that comes with a 2.7", full-color, LCD display. It has a built-in tuner with AM/FM/WB along with RDS information for the song title and artist. The WS-MC-2 comes with Bluetooth streaming, auxiliary input, a USB port, Pandora control, and 50W x 4 of built-in power. The front of the unit has buttons for fast and easy zone control and the unit has both day and night illumination modes for high visibility in all light.

Wet Sounds WS-MC-2

• AM/FM/WB Tuner with RDS
• 2.7" Ultra Bright TFT Display
• Bluetooth Streaming
• 3.5mm Auxiliary Input
• USB Port
• Pandora Control
• Playlist & Folder Browsing via Bluetooth or USB
• 50Wx4 @ 2 Ohm Deck Power
• Front & Rear Pre-Amp Outputs
• 7 Band Digital Equalization
• Front Panel Mounted Secondary Zone Control (Full Range or Subwoofer)
• Day/Night Illumination
• Accepts MC-TR Transom Remote
Kicker Source Units
KMC2
The Kicker KMC2 is a round, gauge style head unit with IPX6 certification, AM/FM, USB, and auxiliary. It has 4 channel RCA pre-outs and fits in a 3-5/8" round, hole cutout. The KMC2 has a built-in amplifier to power your speakers at 50W x 4 peak output. If you don't need anything fancy, the KMC has a simple LCD display and all of the features and the ability to add an amplifier.

Kicker KMC2
• AM/FM Tuner
• Bluetooth Streaming
• RCA Auxiliary Input
• USB Port
• 50Wx4 Peak Output Power
• 2 Sets of RCA Pre-Outs
• IPX6 Rated
• Compatible with PXiRCX Remote
• Fits in 3-5/8" Hole Cutout
• 4" Mounting Depth
• White/Black Monochrome LCD Display
KMC4
The Kicker KMC4 fits in a 3" hole cutout and is loaded with features. This head unit has AM/FM/WB, Bluetooth, AUX, and USB. The KMC4 comes with a full-color, 3" display with both day and night mode and is IP66 rated to withstand the elements. From an output perspective, the KMC4 has 4 sets of 4V pre-outs including front, rear, subwoofer, and Zone2 which will allow you to virtually add as many amplifiers as you may need for most boat and UTV applications. The Kicker KMC4 is a round, gauge style head unit with IPX6 certification, AM/FM, USB, and auxiliary. It has 4 channel RCA pre-outs and fits in a 3-5/8" round, hole cutout. The KMC4 has a built-in amplifier to power your speakers at 50W x 4 peak output. If you don't need anything fancy, the KMC has a simple LCD display and all of the features and the ability to add an amplifier.

Kicker KMC4
• AM/FM/WB Tuner w/ RDS
• Bluetooth Streaming
• RCA Auxiliary Input
• USB Port
• Sirius XM Ready
• 3" Full Color LCD Display
• 38Wx4 @ 2 Ohms Output Power
• 4 Sets of 4V RCA Pre-Outs (Front/Rear/Sub/Zone2)
• Day/Night Mode
• Low Battery Alert
• Loudness Control
• 5 EQ Presets
• IP66 Rated
• Compatible with KRC12 Remote
• Fits in 3" Hole Cutout
• 4.75" Mounting Depth
KMC5
The Kicker KMC5 is the big brother to the KMC4 and features video input, an NMEA port, voltage display, is SiriusXM ready, has dedicated zone 2 speaker output. Like the KMC4, the KMC5 has an AM/FM/WB tuner, Bluetooth, AUX, and USB. The display is 3" like the KMC4 and is IP66 rated to withstand the elements. From an output perspective, the KMC5 has 4 sets of 4V pre-outs including front, rear, subwoofer, and Zone2 which will allow you to virtually add as many amplifiers as you may need for most boat and UTV applications.

Kicker KMC5
• AM/FM/WB Tuner w/ RDS
• Bluetooth Streaming
• RCA Auxiliary Input
• USB Port
• Sirius XM Ready
• 3.5" Full Color LCD Display
• 40Wx6 @ 2 Ohms Output Power
• Dedicated Zone 2 Speaker Outputs
• NMEA Port
• Video RCA Input w/ Remote Trigger Wire
• 4 Sets of 4V RCA Pre-Outs (Front/Rear/Sub/Zone2)
• Day/Night Mode
• Low Battery Alert
• Loudness Control
• IP66 Rated
• Compatible with KRC12 Remote
• Fits in 3" Hole Cutout
• 4.75" Mounting Depth
• Includes both Chrome & Black Trim Rings
Marine Audio Accessories
Both Kicker and Wet Sounds offer a full line of marine audio accessories. If there is anything you need to complete installation, both companies probably have it. From marine grade amp wiring kits to marine RCA's, RGB speaker wire, fuses, fuse holders, you name it, either company probably has it. When it comes to installation accessories, both companies make quality wire. Everything is OFC copper that is tinned to resist corrosion. There is a difference between copper-coated aluminum, copper, and OFC copper. If it doesn't say it is OFC copper, it probably isn't. You want OFC copper on your boat! The rest of the stuff can cause a fire. Fire and boats don't mix very well and usually involve lots of black smoke. Let's not do that.
Wet Sounds Marine Audio Accessories
  • WS-A LINK S/R KIT
  • LED Lighting Accessories
  • Tower Speaker Adapters
  • Bulk Spooled Wire
  • RCA Cables
  • Power Blocks & Fuse Holders
  • Amp Wiring Kits
  • Installation Accessories
  • Subwoofer Grilles
Kicker Marine Audio Accessories
  • Master Fuse Holders
  • ABYC Approved Fuses
  • LED Lighting Accessories
  • Bulk Spooled Wire
  • Amp Wiring Kits
  • RCA Cables
  • Power Blocks & Fuse Holders
  • Subwoofer Grilles
Wet Sounds vs. Kicker Marine Summary
Wet Sounds and Kicker both make outstanding marine audio products. When comparing them side by side, Kicker tends to be much more affordable for products when there is an apples to apples comparison. I think you could argue that Kicker products offer a better value for the money, but Wet Sounds definitely has premium, high-end products. You are paying a premium price for the Wet Sounds product compared to what Kicker offers. The Wet Sounds fans will argue and tell you that Wet Sounds makes the best product out there. They might be right, but again, you are paying a premium for Wet Sounds products when compared apples to apples against Kicker.