What is Included?
This package includes the following:
- (6) 8" Kicker KM84 marine grade speakers with both white and charcoal grilles & RGB LEDs (LED Controller sold separately)
- Option to select 1 or 2 10-inch or 12-inch Kicker free-air marine subwoofers.
- Kicker marine amplifier setup
- (1) 4 AWG marine amplifier wiring kit per amplifier
The Kicker marine grade speakers offer unrivaled value compared to other speakers in the same quality tier. These Kicker 8" speakers are priced lower than many other 6.5" speakers and it isn't because they lack performance or they took quality away to hit a price point. The KM84 speakers feature titantium dome tweeters like those that come in the Wet Sounds REVO 8, but these speakers are significantly cheaper while giving you very similar sound quality. Most applications will
place a pair of speakers in the front of the boat, a pair in the middle, and a pair in the back. The subwoofer mounts whereever you have enough space, but you don't need to worry about air space because it is designed for free-air applications and can just be installed directly into the hull. The Kicker 8" speakers just sound better than the the 6.5".
Are the 8" speakers worth the extra money?
Yes. If you have the space and you can fit the 8" speakers, go with the 8". The larger speakers have more surface area, they handle more power, and they have better sub and mid-bass response. The 8" will simply play louder and sound better than the 6.5".
How do I wire the speakers?
The KXM 800W, 5 channel amplifier has 4 speaker outputs and 1 subwoofer output. In order to wire 6 speakers to 4 outputs, one of the outputs will have 4 speakers wired to it. These speakers will run at 2 ohms instead of 4. Each speaker will still get the same amount of power to it and the difference between 2 ohms and 4 ohms
in a noisy, outdoor environment like a boat will not be noticable.
How do I wire the subwoofer?
The subwoofer wiring is straightforward, it is a single 4 ohm subwoofer and you just connect positive on the amp to positive on the speaker. Repeat and do the same thing with the negative terminal. Please refer to the wiring diagram if you have any further questions.
How do I wire the LEDs in the speakers?
In order to wire the LEDs, you will need 6 conductor speaker wire. It is known by several different names, multi-function speaker wire, 6 conductor speaker wire, RGB Speaker wire, etc. The speaker wire has 2 wires to power the speakers and 4 additional wires to power the LEDs, one red, one blue, one green, and one ground. If you only want your lights to light up 1 color and they just
stay that color the entire time, simply connect the red wire for red, the blue wire for blue, or the green wire for green and then the ground wire. If you want more color options (up to 20), or the ability to change between 19 color changing and flashing modes, you can add an RGB LED controller and you can have a full on disco party on your boat.
Is a subwoofer grille included?
The subwoofer grille is not included with this package. The speakers come with both white and charcoal grilles. Since we don't know up front which color you prefer, it is best if you add it later. Also, the subwoofer grilles are available with RGB LEDs. These speakers don't have LEDs, but if you wanted for the subwoofer you could add it.
There are just too many options and some people, depending on where the mount the subwoofer might not even need a grille so we don't want to charge them for something they don't need.
Is the amp wiring kit included?
Yes. We include 1, 4 AWG marine amp wiring kit per amplifier. If you choose a single amplifier option, you get one amp kit. If your amplifier selection includes 2 amps, you get 2 amp wiring kits. Each wiring kit is uses 4 AWG marine grade OFC copper and is 7m long.
What about the RCAs?
We do not include the RCA cables. They must be purchased separately.
Is speaker wire included?
Speaker wire is not included. We don't know the exact length you might need. If we include it, we have to make sure we err on the side of including too much as opposed to too little.
The Bottom Line
If you are looking for top quality sound at an affordable price, and you want LEDs in your speakers this Kicker package does the job. The subwoofer is going to fill out the bottom end and give you bass without it being over the top. The KXM amps are amazing. In all honesty, this package could cost significantly more and it will still be a great value. For the money, this one is really hard to beat.
Why You Should Buy from MarineStereo.com
60 Day Guarantee
If you purchase this package and you are not happy with it within 60 days from the date of purchase, you can exchange it for something else.
When you purchase from MarineStereo.com we will provide you with lifetime technical support. If you need help with wiring, installation, or product setup, our staff will walk you through the process to ensure that you get your product installed and working properly.
Risk-Free Shopping with Free Shipping & Free Returns
Since this item is over $100, it qualifies for free shipping within the continental United States. If you decide you want to return the items within 14 days of receipt and you are in the continental US, we will send you a return label to send the product back to us, free of charge. Product must be new, uninstalled and in the original packaging to qualify for free-returns.
Hassle Free Shopping
Our stereo packages offer hassle free shopping. We have taken the time to select the best components from the best manufacturers to ensure that the speakers, subwoofer, and amplifier all work well together. You don't have to try to piecemeal things together only to wonder, "Is this going to sound good?". We have done that work for you and the answer to that question is, "Yes". We have a ton
of experience with all of the brands that we carry and we know what make each product and brand a little different than the others. "We won't sell you anything we wouldn't put in our own boat"