KICKER KEY 180.4 Smart Amplifier Install

As Easy as 1, 2, 3…


Kicker Key smart amplifier


Installing the KICKER KEY 180.4 Smart Amplifier is fairly simple. Just follow these six steps to install it in any vehicle you wish. Featuring 180 watts and a 40-band equalizer, your tunes will be bumpin’ in no time.


Installation Instructions

1. Set the KEY amplifier gains to the minimum (fully counter-clockwise).
2. Close the car windows, turn off the engine, and turn off the HVAC system. Install the microphone to the top of the driver’s-side headrest. Make sure the microphone faces up, pointing as straight as possible to the roof.
3. In most cases, the Bi-Amp switch should be set to OFF.
4. Start the Pink Noise. Set the Pink Noise volume to a level above conversational (slightly loud) using your audio-source’s volume control (usually the head unit).
5. Begin the Auto Setup by quick-pressing the KEY activation button. Once it’s initialized, you will hear repeating tones (beeps), which indicate that you must exit the vehicle and close the door. You will have 10 seconds until the process begins. The beeps and noises during the KEY Auto Setup process can be loud. For your safety, please do not remain inside the vehicle.
6. Once the Auto Setup has completed, you will hear happy music for a successful setup. You may quick-press the KEY activation button to toggle between the original, non-optimized audio or reapply the KEY optimized audio. Dial in the GAIN settings and you’re done.


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KICKER began in 1973 as a two-man operation, hand-building professional-speaker systems in a narrow one-car garage. With very few resources and an intense love for music, company founder and current president Steve Irby invented the mobile-stereo enclosure market from his Stillwater, Oklahoma community, when he developed the Original KICKER. It was the first full frequency-range speaker box designed specifically for cars and trucks. From that historic moment, delivering concert-like audio quality across a wide volume range with renowned bass and accurate sound has always been the KICKER way.