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Kicker Impulse BassStations Owner's Manual
IMPULSE BassStation™
PC10, PC12 Powered Car & PT8, PT10
Powered Truck Subwoofer Systems
The KICKER Impulse BassStation is a great way to easily and economically
add real KICKER bass to you system. Installation is simple, and the sound is
ALL KICKER!
Features of the Impulse BassStations
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Built-In Amplifier
Active Electronic Crossover – 90Hz at 12dB with equalization circuit.
Universal Inputs
Audio-Activated Auto Turn-On
Gain Control
Lower Power Requirements – Full power requires less than 10 Amps of current.
Installation Information
The position of your KICKER Impulse BassStation will affect the quality and the amount
of the bass it reproduces. The best results will come from boundary loading the output of
the BassStations into the corners of the vehicle. Both PC & PT speaker systems contain
woofer(s) on the front side of the enclosure and then ports on either end, depending on
model and amplifier location. Directing the ports toward specific locations in the vehicle will
control which portion of the bass gets reinforced. Firing the ports into the corners of the
vehicle will boost the lower frequencies while positioning the ports away from the corners
will increase the output of the upper bass.
Specifications
Model
Subwoofer
PC10
PC12
PT8
PT10
10 Inch
12 Inch
8 Inch
10 Inch
Frequency
Length
Response (Hz)
35-90
18"
32-90
20-1/2"
38-90
19"
35-90
21-1/2"
Common to all Models:
Input Sensitivity – 100mV to 10V
Crossover – 90Hz at 12dB/octave
Top Width
Base Width
Height
10-3/16"
11-1/16"
4"
4-3/16"
12-3/4"
14"
6-7/8"
7-1/4"
12-1/4"
14"
13-1/16"
14-1/2"
Mounting
After determining the mounting position, turn the enclosure upside-down and attach
the four mounting brackets to the bottom of the enclosure using the enclosed small
screws. Each bracket must be positioned so the rounded end protrudes approximately
3/4 inch from under the cabinet to allow a screw to easily pass through it for attachment
to the vehicle.
Position the enclosure in its mounting position and securely attach it to the vehicle with
the enclosed large screws. If the brackets and screws are not applicable to your installation,
some other means must be used to secure the enclosure to your vehicle.
Mounting brackets are included with the PC car speaker enclosures for
secure installations.
Position the PT truck speaker enclosures in a secure location within the cab of
the vehicle.
Controls
The gain control is used to match the output of your KICKER BassStation to the rest of
the system. After mounting and wiring the BassStation, turn the gain control all the way
down. Turn the system on and check the level of the bass in relation to the mids and highs.
If you require more output from the BassStation simply turn the gain control up until the
sound suits your listening preference.
Wiring
The power wire for your BassStation should be connected directly to the vehicle’s
battery using an appropriate connector, or you can use a high-current tap in the fuse box,
if one is available. A 10 Amp fuse should be inserted in the power lead within 18 inches or
less from the power source. The wire should then be routed through the firewall using a
rubber grommet. The black ground wire should be as short as possible and connected to
the sheetmatal of the vehicle using a screw and a star or lock washer. Be sure to clean
away all dirt, grease, and any paint away from the ground connection.
Your BassStation accepts either low (line) level inputs from the RCA outputs on your
head unit or high (speaker) level input from your system’s speaker wiring. The diagrams
below illustrate both wiring schemes. DO NOT USE THE LOW LEVEL AND HIGH LEVEL INPUTS
AT THE SAME TIME AS THIS COULD DAMAGE YOUR UNIT.
HIGH LEVEL INPUTS
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–
+
–
LOW LEVEL RCA INPUTS
RIGHT
LEFT
KICKER
R
12V FUSE
GROUND
Wiring HIGH LEVEL Installations
SPEAKER ENCLOSURE
HIGH LEVEL
– +
POWER SOURCE
Wiring LOW LEVEL Installations
SPEAKER ENCLOSURE
INPUT
RIGHT
LEFT
GAIN
– +
–
HIGH LEVEL
INPUT
RIGHT
+
LEFT
GAIN
RED = +
BLACK = –
INPUTS FROM SOURCE
INPUTS FROM SOURCE
SPEAKER SYSTEMS LIMITED WARRANTY
Stillwater Designs warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship under
normal use for a period of one (1) year from date of original purchase, unless this product is labeled “B
Stock”, in which case it is warranted for ninety (90) days from date of purchase. Should service be necessary under this warranty for any reason due to manufacturing defect or malfunction during the warranty
period, Stillwater Designs will replace or repair (at its discretion) the defective merchandise with equivalent merchandise at no charge. Warranty replacements on “B-Stock” may have cosmetic scratches and
blemishes. Discontinued products may be replaced with equivalent products.
This warranty is valid only for the original purchaser and is not extended to owners of the product subsequent to the original purchaser. Any applicable implied warranties are limited in duration to a period
of the express warranty as provided herein beginning with the date of the original purchase at retail,
and no warranties, whether express or implied, shall apply to this product thereafter. Some states do not
allow limitations on implied warranties, therefore these exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights; however you may have other rights that vary from state to
state.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU NEED WARRANTY OR SERVICE
Defective merchandise must be returned to your local Authorized Stillwater Designs (Kicker/Impulse)
Dealer for warranty. Assistance in locating an Authorized Dealer can be obtained by writing or calling
Stillwater Designs direct. You can confirm that a dealer is authorized by asking to see a current authorized dealer window decal.
If it becomes necessary for you to return defective merchandise, call the Kicker Customer Service
Department at (405)624-8510 for a Return Authorization (RA) number. Package all defective items in the
original container or in a package that will prevent shipping damage, and return to
Stillwater Designs, 5021 North Perkins Road, Stillwater, OK 74075
The RA number must be clearly marked on the outside of the package. Return only defective components. Return of entire cabinets, system packs, pairs, etc. increases your return freight charges. Nondefective items received will be returned freight collect.
Include a dated proof-of-purchase from an Authorized Dealer. Warranty expiration on items returned
without proof-of-purchase will be determined from the manufacturing date code. Coverage may be
invalidated if this date is greater than one (1) year previous to the date item is sent in. Freight must be
prepaid; items received freight collect will be refused.
Failure to follow these steps may void your warranty. Any questions can be directed to the Kicker
Customer Service Department at (405)624-8510.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED?
This warranty is valid only if the product is used for the purpose for which it was designed.
It does not cover:
• Install slips (screwdriver holes)
• Damage caused by exposure to water
and/or excessive heat.
• Damage through negligence, misuse, or
accident.
• Items physically damaged due to abuse.
• Freight damage.
• The cost of shipping product to Stillwater
Designs Service.
• Items previously repaired by any
unauthorized repair facility.
• Items returned from unauthorized
individuals or dealers.
• Return shipping on non-defective items.
• Speakers damaged due to amplifier
clipping or distortion.
• Speakers with silicon caulk used for gasket
material.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
Stillwater Designs maintains a goal of 24-hour service for all returns. Delays may be incurred if
lack of replacement inventory or parts is encountered.
INTERNATIONAL WARRANTY
Contact your International Stillwater Designs dealer or distributor concerning specific
procedures for your country’s warranty policies.
P.O. Box 459 • Stillwater, Oklahoma 74076 • U.S.A. • 405 624-8510
WARNING:
KICKER drivers are capable of producing sound levels that can permanently
damage your hearing! Turning up a system to a level that has audible distortion is
more damaging to your ears than listening to an undistorted system at the same
volume level. The threshold of pain is always an indicator that the sound level is
too loud and may permanently damage your hearing.
Please use common sense when controlling volume!
MARCH 2000
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