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KICKER - Hideaway 8" Subwoofer with Enclosure and Integrated 150W Amplifier - Black

Enjoy your music on the go with this Kicker Hideaway 11HS8 8" subwoofer that features an aluminum woofer cone for deep bass response. The hook-and-loop straps ensure secure installation.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Kicker Hideaway 8" Subwoofer with Enclosure and Integrated 150W Amplifier
    • Remote bass level control, wiring harness, mounting hardware
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (351 out of 390)

    Features


    Geek Squad® installation

    is strongly recommended for this product. Please visit your local Best Buy store for details.

    Handles up to 150W RMS

    For rich sound.

    25-120Hz frequency response

    For a wide range of accurate sound production.

    Aluminum woofer cone with a Santoprene surround

    For enhanced bass response.

    Built-in Class D amplifier

    Provides brilliant audio.

    Precise system tuning

    Via the adjustable remote gain, crossover, 0/180° phase reversal and bass boost controls.

    Hook-and-loop straps and quick-connect wiring

    Enable smooth, secure installation.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 390 reviews

    90%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent way to get full range sound

      Posted
      TonyAngel

      I drive a Chevy Avalanche, and as those of you who own similar vehicles know, the articulation of the rear seats is important to retaining the full utility of your vehicle. My head unit is a Sony Mex xb100bt which puts out a real 40 wpc and I'm running Polk db651s in the doors. The setup sounded nice, but was lacking in the lows. I did a lot of research into adding subwoofers and found that almost all options required some sort of sacrifice in terms of retaining vehicle utility. During my research, I ran across the Kicker Hideaway and similar units and my first thought was that there was no way that such a small unit could provide any sort of appreciable bass, but given the advancements in class d amplifier and speaker technology, I decided to give the form factor a try. I settled on the Kicker unit because, well...it's Kicker. My very first sub setup over 30 years ago was a Stillwater product, so I went with the Hideaway. I installed it under the rear passenger seat and was immediately shocked, for lack of a better word, by what the little Hideaway was capable of. It was fully able to broaden the range of the music that I was listening to. Just based on my subjective comparison to my home system, I'd have to say that the Hideaway does get down into the mid 30hz range. The single Hideaway did not turn my truck into a boom box, but the amount of bass that I was getting was appreciable. I listen to a broad range of music, ranging from classic rock and jazz to hip hop on occasion and did find that that single Hideaway wasn't quite enough for some types of music, so I added a second under the driver side rear seat. Now I'm getting some serious bass. Again, not boom box sort of bass, but a significant bass that is tight and fast that produces an experience that rivals that of my home system. I did buy a 3rd Hideaway to install under the center of the rear seats, but it is still sitting in the box because I think I'm going to return it. With the 2 units alone, the bass is often times too much and I find myself running the sub control on my head unit in the negative numbers, with the gains on the Hideaways set at about the 11:00 position. Most importantly, my back seats still fold all the way down allowing the full use of the midgate, so I've lost no utility at all. As I said, I was really surprised by the performance that the little Hideaway is capable of. Advances in technology have indeed brought to market products that capably fill a niche that needed filling. The combination of the high efficiency (95db)/low impedance woofer and the 150 watt class d amp in the small sealed box makes for some nice bass. The only downside to the Kicker version of this class of products is that in order to use the low level outputs on your head unit, you must use a high level to RCA adapter. It didn't think it was a big deal. The adapter was inexpensive and connecting it only took a couple of minutes. The trigger wire was also too short to get to my head unit, so I had to extend it. I installed mine using an amp kit that came with 8 gauge power leads. I ran the power lead to my battery and to a small distribution block under my dash. It took me about 1.5 hours to get the first one up and running. The second was up and running in about half an hour.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great powered sub for the average joe

      Posted
      AndrewDld

      I am just an average Joe looking to add a little base to my little convertible 2000 Chevy Tracker. Being a convertible, I didn't want to upgrade the main stereo head unit due to the risk of theft. What I wanted was to improve the sound quality but not spend a bunch of money, time, etc. I upgraded the four 6.5" speakers in the doors to 3 way speakers -the mid and highs were great, but the base left a lot to be desired. Turning up the volume (convertible down driving down the road) with just the door speakers caused a fair amount of rattles and distortion when adding in more base from the head unit. What I wanted was to use the speakers in the doors for mid's and highs, and something separate for the base. But I also needed something that didn't take up any valuable space in the back of the truck or was easily seen for potential theft. Turns out this little unit fits under the front seat, has PLENTY of base for the average Joe, was easy to install and easy to tune. I like the remote base adjustment. When I am with the significant other, I can turn down the base. When I am running down the freeway with the top down, I can crank up the stereo now and the sound is now clear and full through out the spectrum. Thanks Kicker. Its not the cheapest, but everything is pretty well included for the install. I'd call that value. I opted to use the remote 12 Volt signal to turn the unit on (I pulled the head unit and just connected into the wires there, including the speaker wires). Overall: if you just want to upgrade your current OEM system a bit, not invest a bunch of time or money in a sound system upgrade.. this unit might just be the ticket. Hindsight is 20/20 - I would do it again in a heart beat. I was amazed just how much base this little guy kicks out.. I was missing a lot.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Perfect for my 03' Miata

      Posted
      Infinid00

      Just got this unit installed and it works great. Good clear punchy sound. I have a cheap Sony aftermarket head unit (does have pre amp and I'm using it, no bass knob) and Kenwood 6x8's, probably just a decent upgrade over stock, that all came with the car. I listen to a mix of everything and it can handle the low low bass on Kevin Gates "John Gotti" without a hint of distortion but will also kick you pretty good on AC/DC "You Shook Me All Night Long". It's installed in a perfect little spot behind the passenger seat so it's hidden and everything looks stock. Only sacrifice is one click of backwards movement on the seat bottom which I'm more than happy to give up versus losing foot room on other Miata sub installs I've seen. That is all based on having the top down. Now with it up, dare I say it......it flat out bumps. Troll away on that statement if you want but a roadster is the perfect scenario for this powered sub. It would not "bump" in anything larger and would just give you the bass of a higher end stock stereo. In conclusion if you have a small car it's well worth the money and is likely to impress you. If you're just rounding out some low end on a sedan with a stock system it's still worth it. If you have something larger or you're expectations are to wake up the neighbors and set off car alarms then you need a big boy system with big subs and big power.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Sub For Adding Bass

      Posted
      gtmacii
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have a 2015 nissan sentra s with the factory low quality head unit. Which i wanted to keep for its ease of use, factory integration, and stock look to deter theft. I have upgraded the rest of my system with a JL audio RD400 amp driving two kicker 6x9's in the rear deck and two kicker 6.5's in the doors. Due to the factory head unit rolling the bass off at higher volumes and the overall poor quality of compressed music files the system still lacked the depth of true sound. I watched this sub for a year and when it finally went on sale for 195.00 i bought it. Its hook up could not be simpler. I purchased two RCA y adapters and split the signal to the JL amp then cut one end off of the y adapters to connect to the kicker sub. After much time adjusting and more to go i can say this is a very nice unit and performs very well. It is not large enough in size or power to be in the trunk and perform so it is in the cab of my car. It does exactly what I need it to do. My one warning would be this.. if you in your youth have had two 12's and a large fosgate or anything like that, do your self a favor and realize from the beginning this is not that system. It is an 8 with a 150 watt amp in a small enclosure. Once you are honest about what it is and align your expectations with that you will not be upset. Thanks Kicker and Best buy for a great product at a great price.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome speaker for sound and simple installation

      Posted
      Tylerj
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Sales Team Leader Mike Montesano at Best Buy Store #863 provided great customer service after I had a Very bad experience from the Sales manager of Home Theater. I will skip the separate review from my purchase of the JBL sound bar that had a faulty optical plugin, and just say that I was treated very well a couple days buy the then working Sales Team Leader of Home Theater, Trevor Rauch. Trevor was over the top sincere and what one hopes to get in regards to customer service. I was so greatful for the unexpected service from him I wanted to take a look a the car stereo options to step up my sound in my car. Mark was very personable and I really enjoyed talking with him along with his knowledge of car stereo sound systems and applying it to what I was looking for. Overall two Big Thumbs up to Mike Montesano on customer service skills and a likable personality that only compliments making a good name to represent Best Buy's reputation. Same goes to Trevor Rauch, both very surprisingly shifted the very bad experience I received the couple days earlier I was there, when I rapidly, Rudely and Smugly told "sorry" upon trying to exchange my non functioning home theater system I bought with the new LG 55' television. Again, Trevor and Mike both redeemed my outlook and intentions on continuing to be a Best Buy customer. They both deserve some recognition of what any customer of Best Buy could hope for. Thanks guys!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Kicker Kicks it Up

      Posted
      ChevySonic2012Hatch
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Five months ago I had the sense to buy a 2012 Chevy Sonic (Hatchback)... For those of you not familiar with this car, its small. It holds great similarity to the Honda Fit, or Chevy Aveo. While the car is great the sound system left me wanting a little more. The Kicker Hideaway is crazy small and fits in the back of my car like it wasn't there... I'm not joking this thing is tiny... so much so that I really really expected little change in the quality of the audio. Best-buy installed it in little under an hour. The install guy turned the car on and we sat inside listening to music with the bass turned off... he told me to crank it up and holy carp I couldn't believe the difference... it blew me away at how it changed the sound. This product is amazing.. no its not the best sub on the market but it is the smallest and not bad price wise. Don't get me wrong the bass sounds amazing I'm just saying I'm not setting off car alarms or cracking windows with it. I drive over a hundred miles a day for work.... and I couldn't ask for more now.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Kicker Hideaway

      Posted
      Slickly

      I bought this not knowing what to expect. I am an old bass head and have always had big subwoofers. I am to the point now where I would rather have the room in my vehicle to go camping or hunting with the family. I just recently upgraded my factory radio and was going for more of a loud concert sound. I put in all Jbl door and tweeters powered by a kicker 4 channel amp and the kicker hideaway. The amp is installed under the drivers seat and the hideaway under the drivers seat. Well let me tell you the speaker does not deliver ground shaking bass but it sounds like a concert in my vehicle. The first time I turned it up my daughter covered her ears and started crying after only 3 seconds, I did not expect to hear the quality and loudness of what was installed. I now have the best sounding all around stero I have ever heard. If you want ground shaking bass this is not for you. If you want a good quality sound that does not take up room and sounds good this is the perfect choice for you. It will barley shake your mirrors but I can hear my stero from about 300ft away.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Believe the HYPE this thing ROCKS!

      Posted
      AllBiz
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      I have a 2004 Ford Super Duty quad cab and the stock stereo and speakers were not up to a music lovers standards. I have searched for a couple years for a sub box that would fit this truck. They have plenty on the market that say they fit, but I am here to tell you most of them don't. They either push the speakers up against the back of the seat so the speaker does not have room to operate correctly or you have to remove a functional part of your truck to get them in. This is not an option for most that have super duty trucks because we actually use them. With this kicker/Amp combo unit it fits behind my seat and has plenty of room. I installed it on the passenger side just over the jack with the strap. I must say in the cab of my truck this thing is amazing. I keep my gain almost all the way down and it still evens out the sound from the 4 new Kenwood speakers that replaced the stock speakers. Very happy! My kids think its great that they have vibrating seats now too! Buy it you will like it!

      I would recommend this to a friend




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