Kicker zKICK ZK500 Digital Stereo Speaker Dock For Zune Review

Ed Steele June 23, 2008 Comments Off on Kicker zKICK ZK500 Digital Stereo Speaker Dock For Zune Review

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What’s In The Box

  • Kicker zKICK ZK500 Digital Stereo System
  • Dock Adapters to fit Zune 30GB, 80GB, 4GB and 8GB
  • 1/8″Stereo Aux Input Cable
  • Instruction Manual
  • Remote Control

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Specifications

  • Speaker Design: 2- Way
  • Woofer Size, in (mm): 5 (127)
  • Tweeter Size, in (mm): 3/4 (20)
  • Tweeter Design: Silk Dome
  • Passive Radiator Size, in (mm): 6 x6 (152 x 152)
  • RMS Power, Watts @ 1% Total Harmonic Distortion: 2 x 20
  • Effective Frequency Range, Hz: 50-20k

Video Review

Pros:

  • Rotary control is super easy to use.
  • Auxiliary input accepts audio from any audio source.
  • Seriously clear treble and impressive bass in a small package.
  • Charges Zune player while docked.
  • RCA Composite outputs for audio & video output to TV. (4GB/8GB Zune excluded)
  • Multiple dock adapters to fit any Zune.
  • Looks like something you would see in The Batcave.

Cons:

  • AC power only – no batteries.
  • Rear transport handle is a little too short for a good grip.

Conclusion

The Kicker zKICK ZK500 for Zune uses 5″ Full-Range Drivers, 3/4″ Silk Dome Tweeters and an innovative 6″ square passive subwoofer to deliver the best sound we’ve ever heard from our special edition Halo3 Zune. Setup and connection to a television is a breeze, and with an auxiliary input jack you can connect just about any other audio device to the ZK500. Highly recommended!
Price is $249 as of this review – Check current price on Amazon

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