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Finalists to submit materials for judging to determine final winners

North Andover, Mass., – November 18, 2022 – The Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) announced the finalists for the 2023 Industry Awards earlier today, live on its Facebook page. MEA President, Chris Cook held the Finalists Presentation, in which The Top 12 Retailers, Top 12 Installers, Top 5 Technicians, and Top 5 Sales Pros and other awards were announced. Also noted were the “Top 3” and “Top 5” awards for finalists in the vendor, vendor tech support, expeditor, sales rep, rep firm and distributor categories, as well as the top 5 Technicians denoting the finalists for the coveted Trusted Tech award. Each “Top” award recipient will receive a signed wall certificate. 

While the final stage of the Industry Awards will be held in Las Vegas during KnowledgeFest, Cook noted that the announcement produced its own set of winners.

“It’s important to recognize that making it to the Top 12, Top 5 and Top 3 categories signals a major achievement in this industry,” he explained. “It means that these individuals, stores, brands and companies are part of a unique group that represents the best of our industry. We’re overdue in recognizing the significance of their efforts, and I am proud to create a special event for that purpose. 

Some of the award categories are decided solely on industry votes. For these, the top vote-getter will be announced at KnowledgeFest as the ultimate winner of the category. For the Top 12 retailers, Top 12 Installers, Top 5 Technicians, Top 5 Rookies, and Top 5 Sales Professionals, each recipient will need to submit additional materials for judging to determine the winner in each category. 

The finalists lists can be viewed at meindustryawards.com by clicking on the Winners tab and selecting ‘2023’ winners. To view the 2023 Industry Awards Finalists Presentation, visit the Mobile Electronics magazine page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MobileElectronics. The final awards will be announced at the Mobile Electronics Industry Awards celebration during the KnowledgeFest trade show and conference at the Paris Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas, February 5, 2022.

Complete information on the Industry Awards, including rules, award descriptions, past winners, eligibility requirements, instructions and submissions can be found at www.MEIndustryAwards.com.
 
About the Mobile Electronics Association
Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) is a trade association comprised of installing dealers and product vendors dedicated to serving the needs of the mobile electronics specialist industry. MEA owns and produces KnowledgeFest, regional trade-only industry events that combine educational programming and vendor training with a trade show floor. MEA owns and publishes the monthly Mobile Electronics® magazine, which is the industry’s #1 resource, as well as other digital media, including websites and the industry’s e-newsletter Hotwire. MEA provides software and data-driven services to vendors and retailers. Learn more at mobile-electronics.com.
 
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myFirstech App now available in App Store and Google Play – and accessible at install.myfirstech.com

Nov 21, 2022 – (SEATTLE. WASHINGTON): Heading into the holiday remote start season, Firstech has announced the launch of the myFirstech App. The app is free in the App Store and Google Play for all dealers doing business directly with Firstech and/or Authorized Firstech Distributors. At launch, the myFirstech App will support the following functionality:

  • 12-volt wiring (location, color, polarity, images) for remote start, security, and audio installations
  • Detailed install guides and vehicle walkthroughs
  • DroneMobile telematics activation and troubleshooting
  • Product document library
  • myFirstech Rewards recurring revenue program for dealers and installers
  • Exclusive access to myFirstech Academy virtual and in-person trainings

B2B e-commerce for direct Firstech dealers to purchase Firstech products:

  • Compustar & Compustar PRO
  • DroneMobile (hardware and subscriptions)
  • Arctic Start
  • FTX
  • Momento
  • iDatalink
  • iDatalink Maestro
  • iDatastart
  • Mid City Engineering o NuStart (EDA members only)
  • NuStart (EDA members only)
  • Tesa® Tape
  • B2B order management for direct Firstech dealers

The myFirstech App’s wiring guides are a collaboration between Firstech, iDatalink, and Automobility. At launch, remote start wiring will be available for over 10,000 vehicles and audio wiring for over 35,000 vehicles. In total, 12-volt installers will gain access to over 500,000 data points in the myFirstech App. All of these features will also be available on the myFirstech website (https://install.myfirstech.com). After a brief period, the website URL will redirect to www.myfirstech.com.

“At Firstech, we want to make doing business with us as simple as possible,” said Firstech’s Marketing Director, Justin Lee. “The myFirstech app and website will now be the 1-stop shop for dealers, salespeople, and installers to purchase and install Firstech’s award-winning catalog of connected car solutions.”

Access to the myFirstech app and website is free and no buy-in or commitments are required. To create an account, please visit https://install.myfirstech.com/dealer-request or contact your Firstech sales representative. Installers are encouraged to register through their business owners in order to gain access to Firstech’s revenue share program, myFirstech Rewards.

Firstech is an award-winning connected car company from Seattle, Washington. Since the company’s founding in Anchorage, Alaska, Firstech has primarily focused on developing solutions to improve the safety, comfort and peace of mind of drivers on the road. Firstech is 7-time recipient of the Top Vendor Award by the Mobile Electronics Association, demonstrating the company’s commitment to product innovation and customer support.

Change Colors, Control Brightness, Access Strobing Patterns, and Sync with Music; Features Bluetooth Smartphone Control Plus Wireless Remote

METAIRIE, LA, Nov. 15, 2022 – Oracle Lighting (www.oraclelights.com), the market leader in creating high quality lighting products and innovative LED solutions for the automotive aftermarket, is proud to announce the launch of the new ColorSHIFT® RGB+W Underbody Wheel Well Rock Light Kit (p/n 5895-339). The new kit is now shipping with an MSRP of $169.95.

This all-new design has LED emitters which are positioned to cover a massive 230 degree angle, providing the best coverage of any LED Rock Light on the market. Previously users would need to install multiple LED Rock Lights in each wheel well to get adequate lighting coverage. No longer is that an issue with the new ultra-wide coverage of the new ORACLE RGB+W LED Rock Lights.

“Change colors, control brightness, access strobing patterns, and sync with music with Oracle Lighting’s new ColorSHIFT® RGB+W Underbody Wheel Well Rock Light Kit,” said Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “This new oversized 22 LED RGB+W ‘Dual-Control’ kit features Bluetooth smartphone control plus wireless remote, along with TRUE white 6000K color and a unique design that uses three separate emitters to cover the entire wheel well area.”

Oracle Lighting’s ColorSHIFT® Technology allows you to select from thousands of colors as well as control the functions and colors of your kit via the Bluetooth App or remote.

Additional features and specifications include:

  • Unique Extra Wide Beam Angle
  • IP68 Waterproof Connectors
  • (4) Oversized 220 LED Rock Light Pods
  • App Control Compatibility: iOS 7 or Android 4.3 +
  • Total Wattage: 28W (7W Per Pod)
  • Installation hardware included
  • Warranty: 1 Year

Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today's world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

For more information on Oracle Lighting and its full product line, please visit www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Metairie, Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today's world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come. Oracle Lighting uses only premium-level LEDs, and we are committed to exceeding our customers’ expectations and staying on the cutting edge of lighting technology. We achieve this though constant innovation as well as first class customer care.

Located just outside New Orleans, Oracle Lighting has received accolades from numerous organizations for our business practices, including being listed on the Inc500 list of the Fastest Growing Businesses in the USA for multiple years, being awarded SEMA’s Manufacturer of the Year in 2021 and SEMA’s YEN Vanguard Award in 2021 for outstanding contribution to the automotive industry, winning the 2012 Bronze Stevie Award for Consumer Products Company of the Year, and being named The Small Business Administration's Exporter of the Year and a Small Business Champion by the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. In 2012, Oracle was named the Jefferson Parish Small Business of the Year by JEDCO. New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine also named ORACLE Lighting a Top Private Company in the Greater New Orleans Area in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

November 14, 2022, Lehighton, PA – 1sixty8 media, the publisher of BestCarAudio.com, is pleased to announce the launch of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. In conjunction with Sony Car Audio, BestCarAudio.com will be giving away over $12,500 in Sony Mobile ES equipment in the days leading up to Christmas.

“Our generous sponsors have been donating products for our giveaways on BestCarAudio.com for some time, but the 12 Days of Christmas promotion will be something really special,” said Mitch Schaffer, founder of 1sixty8 media. “Sony’s forward-thinking approach to business and their generosity are a breath of fresh air. We are excited to be part of this promotion and to be a small part of building brand awareness for the exciting new Sony MobileES line.”

This is not the first time Sony has sponsored a promotional giveaway with BestCarAudio.com. “This summer, we gave away an XAV-9500ES and had over 10,000 entries,” Schaffer said. “We expect this promotion to blow the lid off of that one!”

Anthony Tozzi, Distribution Account Manager for Sony Car Audio in North America, said, "We have been sponsoring BestCarAudio.com for several years and find it a great place to put our brand in front of interested consumers. As we add more products to our Sony Mobile ES line, we wanted an opportunity to make a big splash. I reached out to Mitch and we created the 12 Days of Christmas giveaway.”

Consumers may enter the contest at https://www.BestCarAudio.com/12-days-of-christmas from November 14 through December 23rd, 2022. Starting December 12, 2022, a winner will be chosen every day for 12 days. The value of each prize will increase during the 12 days, culminating with a full Sony Mobile ES system, including professional installation. The top prize is valued at over $6,000, and the total value of all prizes exceeds $12,500. A complete list of prizes can be found at https://www.BestCarAudio.com/bestcaraudio-and-sony-car-audio-launch-12-days-of-christmas-giveaway.

For more information contact Mitch Schaffer at 570-656-6900 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.." style="color: #000000;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About 1sixty8 media

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2022, 1sixty8 media provides digital marketing services and business software to the mobile enhancement industry. Made up of a team of mobile enhancement experts, 1sixty8 media offers social media management, website development, content creation, graphic design services and much more. As the exclusive reseller of ProDemand by Mitchell 1 to the mobile enhancement industry, 1sixty8 media is able to offer a steep discount on the software. Its recently launched 1sixty8 Connect software provides a suite of tools for efficiently communicating with customers, taking payments by text, easily harvesting online reviews and more. 1sixty8 media is the publisher of BestCarAudio.com, the industry’s leading consumer-facing online magazine designed to educate consumers and drive them to qualified retailers.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Nov. 11, 2022 — Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, announces the relocation of its Mountain View location.

Under owners Abdelrahim Afaghani and Sultan Alafghani, the new updated Tint World® Mountain View provides the Santa Clara area with premier automotive aftermarket accessories and styling and window-tinting services. The new location enhances Tint World®’s industry-leading service and customer experience.

“With our new location, we’re equipped to meet the evolving needs of drivers throughout our northern California service area,” Afaghani said. “This space provides a great environment for customers to experience Tint World®’s premium automotive styling products and empowers us to deliver the industry-leading service on which Tint World® has built its continuing success.”

Tint World® Mountain View is located at 2185 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, California 94043. To book an appointment, request a quote, or find out more about what the store offers, call (408) 610-3810 or visit https://www.tintworld.com/locations/ca/mountain-view-057/.

“Abdelrahim and Sultan have demonstrated a true commitment to Tint World®’s proven franchise systems and to the customers in their service area,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World®. “Their team reflects the passion and dedication that have made this company an authentic franchise success story.”

Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ offer sales and installation of auto accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, and more. Tint World® is also the leading provider of residential, commercial and marine computerized window tinting and security film services with locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, with franchise opportunities available worldwide.

Founded in 1982, Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ is America’s largest and fastest-growing automotive accessories and window tinting international franchise, specializing in window tinting, protective films, vehicle wraps, audio and electronics, security systems, car and truck accessories, wheels and tires, detailing and ceramic coating, and installation services.

Tint World® Mobile Services™ include marine, residential, and commercial window tinting films, solar films, decorative films, safety and security films, and protective ceramic coatings. Tint World® has locations in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, with master franchise opportunities available worldwide. To find out more, please visit www.TintWorld.com or  https://www.tintworld.com/franchise-opportunities.

Independent research data shows franchisees are highly satisfied with National Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise’s innovation and creativity

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Nov. 9, 2022 – Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, was identified by Franchise Business Review as one of just 100 franchise brands to be named an award-winning franchise in its 2022 report on the Most Innovative Franchises

Tint World® is the largest and fastest-growing automotive accessories and window tinting international franchise, specializing in window tinting, protective films, vehicle wraps, audio and electronics, security systems, car and truck accessories, wheels and tires, detailing and ceramic coating, and installation services.

Franchise Business Review, a research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only ratings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes annual rankings of the top franchises in itsGuide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as guides throughout the year ranking the top franchises in specific sectors.

To identify the companies on the list of this year’s Most Innovative Franchises, Franchise Business Review analyzed 18 months’ worth of data from over30,000 franchisees representing more than 300 brands. Franchise owners were asked about their brand’s innovation and creativity as well as their trustin the franchisor, overall satisfaction with the brand, and likelihood to recommend it to others.

“Innovation takes a lot more than just having creative ideas and solutions. It also takes execution,” said Eric Stites, founder and CEO of Franchise Business Review. “Each of the companies on our list of the Most Innovative Franchises has developed and implemented products, processes, or services that enable and sustain growth and long-term relevancy. We are proud to recognize the franchises that prioritize and value innovation to support their franchisees’ success and the long-term resiliency of the brand.”

Tint World® franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including leadership, training and support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity.

“Being recognized by Franchise Business Review as one of the 100 Most Innovative Franchises confirms that our strategy for growth and franchise success is on target,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World®. “Empowering our franchise owners is the foundation of Tint World®’s vision for the future. Our unique model offers franchisees all the tools they need to stand out in their market, including our proprietary systems and processes, a comprehensive selection of products from the leading brands, and the industry’s premier training and marketing support.”

Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ offer sales and installation of auto accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, and more. Tint World® is also the leading provider of residential, commercial and marine computerized window tinting and security film services with locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, with franchise opportunities available worldwide.

Visit FranchiseBusinessReview.com to see the full list of the 2022 Most Innovative Franchises.

Founded in 1982, Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ is America’s Tint World® Mobile Services™ include marine, residential, and commercial window tinting films, solar films, decorative films, safety and security films, and protective ceramic coatings. Tint World® has locations in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, with master franchise opportunities available worldwide. To find out more, please visit www.TintWorld.com or www.TintWorldFranchise.com.

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a leading market research firm serving the franchise sector. FBR measures the satisfaction and engagement of franchisees and franchise employees and publishes various guides and reports for entrepreneurs considering an investment in a franchise business. Since 2005, FBR has surveyed hundreds of thousands of franchise owners and over 1,200 leading franchise companies. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online athttp://www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com. To read our publications, visithttps://franchisebusinessreview.com/page/digital-guides/.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, November 9, 2022 — DD AUDIO ® is proud to announce expanded distribution through strategic partnerships with Sky High Car Audio and WoofersEtc.com making high quality audio upgrades available to the masses. DD AUDIO’s knowledgeable and professional dealers will continue to be crucial to the audio upgrade experience regardless of where customers buy the products. Current distribution limits have made the brand one of the best kept secrets of the car audio industry with potential for a much broader appeal.

“DD Audio will continue to be deeply committed to supporting our traditional brick-and-mortar retailers,” said Kevin Doyle, product manager at DD AUDIO. “Faced with the reality that more than 75% of adults shop online and more than 50% prefer to shop online exclusively, being searchable and available online is a requirement for a brand to successfully compete with the rest of the 12V audio industry.”

Sky High Car Audio will become DD AUDIO’s first U.S. wholesale distributor offering DD AUDIO alongside their current lineup of high quality battery, alternator, and accessory brands with reduced nationwide shipping time for audio dealers. As the world's largest online car audio superstore, WoofersEtc.com will introduce new potential retail customers to DD AUDIO’s products as they research audio purchases. WoofersEtc.com offers a convenient, all-in-one online shopping experience customers have come to expect.

Since 1986, DD AUDIO has led the way with product innovations that have become industry standards. As a company, they plan to continue pushing the limits of performance while boosting the brand to new levels. To learn more about DD AUDIO, visit ddaudio.com.

November 9, 2022 - Ringwood, Ill. -- Race Sport Lighting released their NEW Stage Bundle Kits for the Jeep Wrangler JK at their SEMA Booth last week in Las Vegas. Their Stage 1 Road Runner Kit features 5 major external lights in a kit that takes 2-4 hours to install in the bay. The Stage 2 Trail Runner Kit includes 8 popular LED Jeep lights that install in about 6-8 hours. And lastly, the Stage 3 Zombie King Kit packages a whopping 11 interior and exterior Jeep lights that shops can bill out 8-12 hours of labor to install. These are the perfect solutions for resellers who upfit Jeeps or who are looking to keep it simple and offer lighting packages.

JJKS1K (p/n# 1007635) is the Stage 1 Kit

JJKS2K (p/n# 1007645) is the Stage 2 Kit

JJKS3K (p/n# 1007655) is the Stage 3 Kit

This is a dealer driven product and Race Sport Lighting has already been getting amazing feedback. Dealers who upfit Jeeps communicated, whether it’s a lift kit, an exhaust kit, or alike, that it’s easy for their sales counter guys to sell a 1-2-3 option to the customer instead of putting together a lighting system piece by piece. The sales counter person will simply show the 3 options, give them the 3 prices for package + labor, and the customer will make a choice.

“We have already started selling these kits to Jeep upfitters nationwide and they love it because their lives just got a whole lot easier, and they actually sell more lights as a result. Essentially, the resellers drove this product to the marketplace to make the checkout experience much easier. It also makes it easier to quote labor and make sure their shops make a lot of profit selling a Jeep Lighting Stage kit," said Steven Jergensen, President of Race Sport Lighting.

The Race Sport Lighting Jeep Stage Kits are in stock and shipping now out of their warehouse. The current packages are for the JK model, but they will be releasing the Wrangler JL Stage packages by the end of the year just in time for 2023 kick off. A Jeep Gladiator and Ford Bronco Kit package is also in the works for a 2023 release.

Race Sport Lighting is the leading manufacturer of LED and HID lighting technology in North America, and serves the 12-Volt, Truck Accessory, Powersports, Motorcycle, Marine, and RV industries. Founded in 2007, Race Sport Lighting is going on its 15th year leading the way as the Pioneer for the lighting category. They offer the highest quality lighting products to the industry and back it up with award winning customer service and tech support. This reputation has earned this SEMA Member the position of Preferred Lighting Vendor in several industry buying groups.

Inquiries may be sent to JR Stocks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dallas, Texas – Nemesis Audio, maker of competition speakers and amplifiers since 2014, is now shipping a New Model of Competition Subwoofers. The subwoofers which fall under the “Team Nemesis” series of Speakers, is currently available in 15" and 12" & handles 4,500 watts RMS power, and comes with a 500 Oz Magnet. Future plans include the release of an 8" Subwoofer with an expected release date of 2nd Quarter 2023.

NA-TEAM15 Full Specifications:

  • 4,500W RMS Power
  • 500 Oz High Efficiency Magnet
  • 4" - 4 Layer Voice Coil
  • Available in Dual 1 OHM
  • Carbon Fire Cone

For more information visit www.nemesisaudio.com

Attendees are immersed in the company’s culture and educated on their products' unique features

Mesa, Ariz. -- October 22-23 2022 — MSC, the North American distributor for high end car audio brands such as Brax, Helix and Match hosted 15 highly dedicated industry professionals, representing 12 companies from five different states for a two day training that has been called “just amazing” by those in attendance.

Kicking off day one with a call to action from company president Larry Penn, compelling attendees to imagine what is achievable by putting in just one more degree of effort, the primary objective of this event was to encourage dealers to think differently. Following an MSC catered lunch break, industry veterans and newcomers alike were educated on the proprietary time saving, problem solving and results producing features of the Audiotec Fischer DSP PC Tool software by Chris Van Ry.

After learning about tools such as Tune EQ, Input Signal Analyzer and Virtual Channel Processing, each person was able to hear the effects of equalization choices, crossover differences and time alignment in real time via a DSP/Laptop setup. “I had never used DSP PC Tool before, but the instructor made it so easy to understand that I left knowing how to tune a car,” said Juan Castillo from J’s Tint in Dallas, TX before adding, “I have been to many other trainings, but none have been as well thought out. All I had to do was get there and MSC took care of everything else!”

Consistent with the theme of the event and the MSC slogan “Different. Better. Together,” all attendees and MSC staff shared a meal, some drinks and some laughs at a local Brazilian steakhouse to end the day. On day two, the group was encouraged to “Cross the Line” to achieve better results and more success through use of the company's smart system designs, efficient Tuning For Profit step-by-step process for DSP tuning and the innovative, engineered audio packages that are Systems by MSC. Finally, each attendee was able to experience the end result of all that they had learned, by auditioning the two on site demo vehicles equipped with products from the MSC family of brands.

“I was so impressed by the sound of the F-150! Other DSP/amplifiers I have used always left me wanting more power,” Chris Foster of Handcrafted about the 2021 Ford F-150 whose factory B&O Unleashed system was truly “Unchained” with the DSP technology and sound quality of Audiotec Fischer and BLAM products.

With the increasing complexity of OEM audio and infotainment systems as well as the resurging demand for high quality sound, trainings like these are a necessity. With the next event being planned for early in the first quarter of 2023, anybody who is interested in attending is encouraged to contact their MSC sales rep or the main office at 480-372-2929.

MSC is the North American Distribution Partner for premium European brands including Audiotec Fischer (Brax, Helix, Match), BLAM Audio, Stinger Radar as well as Mobridge integration products from Australia. MSC specializes in specialty independent retailer support with a heavy focus on training and advanced product integration. MSC also operates a full‐service retail facility which acts as the proof‐of‐ concept basis for new product development, techniques, and the backbone of partner support.

Contact: 7931 E. Pecos Rd. #109 Mesa,AZ 85212, 480.372.2929

LONG BEACH, CALIF., November 8th, 2022JVC Mobile Entertainment (www.us.jvc.com/car) in conjunction with the Elite Distributor Alliance (EDA) held its 1st-ever “Hot Shots” sales training seminar October 21st-23rd at the Hilton Doubletree Conference Center in Downtown Orlando. Attendees were greeted by JVC staff, Jim Warren (Elite Distributor Alliance), Matt Yerger (iDatalink), plus special guests Dean Beyett & Fernando Lopez (5 Star).  

Early Saturday morning after a catered breakfast buffet, attendees experienced a full-product presentation by JVC Product Specialists Josh Bowen and Marcus Vasconcellos, followed up by iDatalink’s Yerger focussing on JVC’s exclusive iDatalink Maestro features along with what’s new and coming soon. During the afternoon, attendees encountered the full JVC culture with interactive product demonstrations, motorsport amplifier selling techniques by the 5 Star duo, a behind-the-scenes look at upcoming products, and a round table discussion with JVC product development personnel.

But the fun didn’t stop there. After dinner, the surprise entertainment was about to begin. Attendees walked through the doors in suspense to upbeat music, only to witness several chairs set up in front of the stage. A few minutes later, “The Incredible Hypnotist” Richard Barker appeared and the audience went wild. The next hour was described by guests as one of the most hilarious and memorable experiences of a lifetime.

Upon conclusion of the evening entertainment, guests were invited to Bowen’s Tacoma to experience the power of the DSP in JVC’s KW-Z1000W’s 10.1” floating panel receiver. Sometimes, dealers may neglect to properly tune an installed audio system, thinking the investment in a Real-Time Analyzer (RTA) and other equipment is cost-prohibitive. This theory was disproved through JVC and 5 Star’s simple and cost-effective demonstrable solution. Guests were also seated in the truck to experience the receiver’s impressive time alignment, parametric EQ, and staging capabilities. “This was a great way to demonstrate the power of the DSP technology inside of the receiver,” stated Jason McArty, Account Manager at DOW Technologies. “It has empowered me to better understand audio tuning and given me the confidence to better explain this to my dealers.”

On Sunday, Warren shared how JVC is committed to “aligning with its innovators” to provide greater “stability and growth” to its members. Steve Cote (JVC Eastern Regional Sales Manager), then shared his “Hot Shot” selling techniques, followed up by Trout driving home the entire 3-day experience with conviction.

“The journey embarked upon was unprecedented,” stated Ron Trout, JVC Director of Sales. “The combined level of knowledge and expertise by our hosts in conjunction with the commitment and aptitude of our salesperson attendees was truly remarkable.”   Guests were polled and provided overwhelmingly positive feedback, proclaiming it “A GRAND SLAM,” along with the inevitable question, “when will there be a Hot Shots Part Deux?”

For more information on JVC Mobile Entertainment, visit http://www.us.jvc.com/car.

JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation and is a leading developer of car entertainment products for the consumer market, two-way radio communications systems for public safety, private industry, and amateur users, and video equipment for the broadcast and professional markets. For detailed information, call JVCKENWOOD USA at 1-800-252-5722 or visit us at http://us.jvckenwood.com and www.us.jvc.com/car.      

DANIA BEACH, Fla. -- November 8, 2022  – Reinventing the wheel is always hard, but updating the new wheel is even harder. SounDigital saw an opportunity to do away with the old and bring something totally new to the table. With a slightly larger footprint than its predecessor, the all new 1000.1 EVOX2 is going to be a new fan favorite. Things that could not be done with the 800.1 EVOX are now on the table with this new amplifier. Adding an RLC port to make it compatible with the SounDigital Remote Level Control and being able to expand the frequency range of the amplifier are in direct response to the list of wants provided to SounDigital by their customers and retailers.

“We were up against a wall with what the old chassis was capable of, and we knew we needed to make a change,” said Jacob Brown, Director of Operations for HKI USA Inc., the US importer for SounDigital. “We kept getting asked for things the 800.1 just wasn’t capable of doing, and when the answer was always ’there isn’t enough room', we knew what the next step was going to be.” With the help of the entire SounDigital engineering team, these changes were put into effect, and the 1000.1 EVOX2 was born. 

Available in traditional SounDigital fashion, this amplifier will be available in 1 and 2 ohm configurations, which is also a twist over the 800.1. 

MSRP will be U$499.99 for both versions and is expected to be available before the end of November.

For more information about HKI USA, the brands we love and how to become a dealer, please visit www.hki-usa.com.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® has developed and perfected pairs of PA-style midrange drivers with its signature square-cone design and bullet tweeters, calling the line the ST-Series (“Street” Series) and built to be insanely loud and exceptionally clear. The ST-Series, custom-designed in-house by KICKER engineers, perfectly balances out competition-level SPL systems and are available for purchase at Authorized KICKER Dealers in-store and online. Soon to be introduced to the world on the KICKER UnMASKED! Live™ streamed show, ST-Series Midrange Speakers will retail for $199.99-$229.99, and ST-Series Bullet Tweeters will retail for $99.99-$109.99. Street Series Speakers are also available for purchase online at www.kicker.com.
 
Armed with extraordinarily smooth output across a wide acoustic range, ST-Series seven- and nine-inch, square midrange driver pairs are voiced specifically for clear, clean music without harshness, even at its extremely high-output levels. They are perfect for balancing the instruments and voices with large, high-output subwoofers in any system. Featuring pressed-pulp cones, treated cloth surrounds and heavy ferrite magnets, Street Series midranges deliver big volume with high sensitivity and up to 300 watts RMS power handling.
 
ST-Series Bullet Tweeters (sold as one-inch or 1.5-inch singles) deliver smooth, loud detail cutting through bass like a knife through butter. No matter how loud the bass, ST-Series Bullet Tweeters provide clean, clear vocals utilizing horn-reinforced aluminum diaphragms. Front- and rear-mount options allow the tweeter to be installed flush or on a surface, and the included trim bezel adds to a choice of looks. Field-replaceable, voice-coil rebuild kits are available as needed (sold separately).
 
All Street-Series drivers include durable, spring-loaded wire terminals, and all come with an industry-leading, KICKER two-year warranty.
 
KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for boat and automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand website at www.kicker.com. Consumers can follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.

ST-Series Square Midrange Speakers Specifications
Model                                                                 ST7MR                            ST9MR
Woofers (in, mm)                                                7, 180                              9, 230
Rated Impedance (Ohms)                                  4 or 8                               4 or 8
Recommended Amplifier Power (watts RMS)     50-250                             50-300
Peak Power Handling (watts)                             500                                  600
Sensitivity (dB 1w/1m)                                        92                                    94
Frequency Response (Hz)                                  80-7.5k                            80-5.5k
Mounting Cutout (in, mm)                                   5-7/8 x 5-7/8, 150x150    7-13/16 x 7-13/16, 199x199
Mounting Depth (in, mm)                                    3-1/16, 78                        3-9/16, 91
In-Line Crossover Slope (dB/octave)                  6 low pass                      6 low pass
Grilles                                                                 none                               none
 
ST-Series Bullet Tweeters Specifications
Model                                                               ST3TW              ST4TW               
Single Tweeter (in, mm)                                   1, 25                  1-1/2, 38
Dome Material                                                  aluminum          aluminum
Tweeter Design                                                bullet                 bullet
Rated Impedance (Ohms)                                4                        4
Recommended Amplifier Power (watts RMS)   15-50                 15-50
Peak Power Handling (watts)                           100                    100
Sensitivity (dB 1w/1m)                                      106                    108
Frequency response (Hz)                                 3.5k-20k            3k-20k
In-Line Crossover Slope (dB/octave)                6 low pass        6 low pass
Mounting Diameter (in, mm)                             2-5/16, 58          2-7/8, 73
Mounting Depth (in, mm)                                  1-3/16, 30          1-1/4, 31
Thread Diameter (in, mm)                                1-11/16, 43        1-7/8, 48
Thread Length (in, mm)                                    1-1/16, 27          1-3/16, 30
 
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10/31/22 – Pompano Beach, FL – RDV Automotive Technology the go to company for Wireless CarPlay integration is proud to announce the release of a new Wireless CarPlay / Wireless Android Auto Interface. 2007-2009 Mercedes Benz S-CLASS
 
Rich De Sclafani the owner of RDV said about the new product being released. “I am very excited to continue to bring new products to market. We now cover 10 years of the Mercedes S-Class from 2007-2017 with three different interfaces the CPB-NTG4-S / CPB-NTG45-S / CP3-NTG5. The Original W221 Chassis Benz is still very popular and we are happy to provide a solid solution for this platform to our dealer partners.”
 
Link to complete Mercedes product line - LINK TO PAGE ---> MERCEDES PRODUCT LINE
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The CPB line of products offer the highest quality and best warranty in the industry. With over 25 year of experience we stand behind our products 100%.
These kits offer the most seamless integration available by using all of your OEM radio controls.
  • Wireless CarPlay
  • Wireless Android Auto
  • Backup Camera Input (with dynamic moving guidelines)
  • Front Camera Input (on demand access)
  • Phone Mirroring
  • Factory Controls
  • Plug N’ Play
  • 3 Year Warranty
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AAMP Global will be at SEMA 2022, North Hall, registered under AudioControl, booth number 10929. AAMP’s booth will showcase hundreds of SKUs across its power brands; PAC, Stinger, AudioControl, and EchoMaster. Including sneak peeks into Q4/Q1 launch products and eight new products officially entered in the New Product Showcase.
 
Clearwater, FL (October 28, 2022) – Today, AAMP Global, leading manufacturer of vehicle technology, announced it will be present at SEMA 2022, which runs from November 1 – 4, 2022. Registered under AudioControl, the AAMP booth (#10929) in the North Hall will showcase a diverse array of products across various categories such as infotainment, audio, integration and marine. The booth will feature hundreds of new and existing SKUs for many popular vehicles such as Jeep, Bronco, RAM, Toyota and GM Trucks.
 
New products to keep an eye out for include PAC’s line of vehicle-specific LOCPRO ADVANCED T-HARNESSES for a wide variety of vehicle applications. These help to drastically reduce the install time associated with adding aftermarket audio to OEM head units (non-amplified). Currently the line features 10 SKUs covering hundreds of applications with more coming in Q4.
 
One of the newest and most exciting products on display will be the SRK-JK11H, an integrated version of the existing Jeep Wrangler JK Stinger 10-inch multimedia HEIGH10® kit.  This means Jeep Wrangler JK drivers will now have access to vehicle information and off-road screens on their 10-inch touchscreen HEIGH10 similar to the already launched Jeep Wrangler JL Integrated Kit. The SRK-JK11H is expected to be available for sale early 2023.
Other great Jeep-specific products on display include Jeep Wrangler JL Soundbar Speaker Adapters (PN: STXJLSBA) and Under seat Amplifier Mounting Brackets for Jeep Wrangler JL (PN:JLUAMPBRKT) and Jeep Wrangler JK (PN:JKUAMPBRKT), made to fit many of our Stinger, Phoenix Gold and AudioControl amplifiers.
 
The AAMP booth will also feature a variety of Bronco-specific products including a Clear-View High-Definition DVR Rearview Mirror Replacement Kit, a 12-inch Swing Gate Mounted Subwoofer Enclosure, Under seat Amplifier Brackets and Wiring Kits to name a few.
This will be the first SEMA that AAMP will have AudioControl as one of its flagship brands. The AudioControl brand will be front and center with many new and existing products including an expansion of its existing All-Weather Line. These new products include an All-Weather Bluetooth® Controller/Streamer (PN:ACX-BT3), an All-Weather Equalizer & Crossover with Paging Mic (ACX-3.2) and an entire suite of All-Weather Amplifiers (ACX-600.1, ACX-300.2, ACX-650.5, ACX-600.6). Additionally, the AudioControl brand will be expanding its LCi Pro Line with an LC5i Pro and an LC7iPro.
 
The AAMP Global booth will also highlight the new and exciting partnership between Borla Exhaust and AudioControl. The Borla Active Performance Sound™ System will be on display at the AAMP Global booth and the Borla booth (Central Hall, #22765). Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to experience the rush of the system in a Shelby Mustang Mach-E GT from 12:00pm – 6:00pm daily.
 
New Products Showcase:
AAMP Global will have 8 official new product entries in the showcase this year across various Mobile Electronics categories. These new products span across all of AAMP Global’s flagship brands; PAC, AudioControl, Stinger and EchoMaster. Be sure to visit the New Product Showcase booth in the South Hall Upper to check out these entries.
 
Contact your AAMP rep now to let them know if you are attending SEMA and plan on stopping by one of our booths. If you are interested in becoming an AAMP Authorized dealer, visit our contact page.
 
About AAMP Global:
For over 34 years AAMP has advanced automotive aftermarket technology. The company’s R&D capabilities have positioned AAMP as the market leader in highly engineered integration solutions, which enable aftermarket audio, safety, and infotainment products to work seamlessly with factory systems. AAMP is known for its PAC, AudioControl, EchoMaster, Stinger, and Connects2 brands. AAMP’s focus on customer satisfaction from design to fulfillment has made it a trusted supplier globally. For more information, please visit www.aampglobal.com.
 
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Holly Hill, Fla. – October 28, 2022 – Metra PowerSports® by Metra Electronics® will showcase a new Chasing LED Underglow Lighting Kit and a 3ft Chasing LED Whip Light designed to add brilliant lighting to UTVs and golf carts at SEMA 2022. These products install easily to provide fast and durable lighting solutions. They work with the Heise Connect Chasing Controller to allow users to control their LEDs from the palm of their hand when paired with the Heise Connect smartphone app.

3ft Chasing LED Whip Light

The MPS-CHWP-1 is designed for ATVs, UTVs, dune buggies, and other powersports applications. It is strong enough to withstand some of the most extreme off-roading environments with an IP67 rating. In addition, it is stylish yet durable, constructed with a weather-resistant polyolefin cover and a bendable polycarbonate core that is virtually unbreakable.

Chasing LED Underglow Lighting Kit

The MPS-UNDG-KT1 includes (4) 9” and (2) 28” sealed polycarbonate LED tubes, mounting hardware, a Heise Connect Chasing Controller, RF card remote, and extension cables to make installation easy. The Chasing tube layout was designed to separate the left and right sides of the vehicle so that when a pattern is selected within the app, that lighting pattern will track down each side of the vehicle with the same timing. Additionally, the turn signals are zoned so that they have independent left and right triggers.

Heise Connect Chasing Controller

This controller provides 12volt triggers for the option to turn lights red when the vehicle is braking and amber for turn signal indication. Users can choose from 170+ color-changing patterns using the Heise Connect smartphone app with DIY lighting patterns, music sync, and more.

These productswill be on display at the Las Vegas Convention Center at Metra's 2022 SEMA Show booths, November 1st-4th. The main booth will be #11139 in the North Hall, and its off-roading and powersports products will be on display at booth #60031 in the West Hall. More product details will be available at MetraPowerSports.com soon after the show.

About Metra Electronics®

At Metra, 12volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world. We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources in developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for 75+ years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-SPEC®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp®, Metra Marine®, and Daytona Lights®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium AV and surveillance products from MetraAV®. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

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Holly Hill, Fla. – October 31, 2022 –Shuriken® by Metra Electronics® will introduce a new line of Lithium batteries at the 2022 SEMA show, November 1st-4th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. On display will be more than a dozen different products from this new line, designed to fit numerous applications, including audio, motorcycle, marine, auto racing, powersports, solar energy storage, and more. These Lithium Iron and Lithium-ion batteries are an excellent choice for situations where the power source needs to be lightweight and compact, with a quick energy discharge. They weigh much less than other batteries while remaining long-lasting, reliable, and vibration-resistant. Their internal components are sectioned into independent cells that make them safer and prevent them from shorting out if damaged. Products on display at SEMA will include:

Lithium Iron Batteries

Shuriken's new lithium iron (LiFePO4) batteries are a great choice for providing reliable power for numerous applications. They are designed to recharge quickly and hold a charge longer than conventional batteries. These batteries have an overcurrent detection circuit to protect them from damage and can be charged using Constant Current or Constant Voltage. This product line will offer a wide range of battery sizes and amperages, including one with a slim design that easily fits in confined spaces, such as behind interior panels.

Lithium-ion Batteries

The new lithium-ion batteries from Shuriken are ideal for providing reliable power for similar applications, as listed above. However, they are also designed to recharge extremely quickly, with 90% recharge in less than 6 minutes! They also have a longer shelf life during storage and operate through many more cycles than conventional batteries. They feature built-in short circuit protection and are dry cell batteries, which eliminates the risk of spills. These batteries are available in a variety of sizes, types, and amperages, including starting batteries.

Lithium Battery Chargers

Along with its line of new Lithium Series Batteries, Shuriken is introducing 3-Amp and 15-Amp chargers that keep these products fully charged and ready to perform. These reliable battery chargers are specifically designed to work with lithium technology and will recharge the power cells quickly and safely. Positive and negative battery terminal clamps are included for easy connection.

These new products and more will be on display at Metra's SEMA booths. The manufacturer's main booth will be #11139 in the North Hall, and its off-roading and powersports products will be on display at booth #60031. More product details will be available at ShurikenOnline.com soon after the show.

At Metra, 12-volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world. We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources in developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for 75+ years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-SPEC®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp®, Metra Marine®, and Daytona Lights®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium AV and surveillance products from MetraAV®. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

Auburn Hills, Mich. (Nov 1, 2022) – Alps Alpine North America, Inc. (“Alpine”)  is now shipping the Alpine Status HDS-990 Hi-Res Digital Media Player, HDP-D90 14-Channel Hi-Res Digital Sound Processor, and three Hi-Res Amplifiers including a Mono-Power Amplifier (HDA-M80), 5-Channel Amplifier (HDA-V90), and 4-Channel Amplifier (HDA-F60). The Alpine Status line uses trickle-down technology from the Ultra-High-Resolution AlpineF#1Status system that, when used as a complete system, achieves High-Resolution sound at a more approachable and accessible price point.

Incredible Realism

The HDS-990 is a high-performance digital media player that can reproduce music at the Hi-Res audio spec of 192kHz/24Bit, the highest quality playback via a direct USB cable connection.

The HDS-990 includes two components: a commander unit with the iconic Alpine six-chiclet design that controls various sound and music settings and a separate black box that includes a wide range of feature suites for inputs and outputs that allow for convenient integration into any type of factory or aftermarket sound system.

The commander unit can be used as a standalone music source or integrated with a factory or aftermarket head unit. With multiple digital source inputs, the HDS-990 can play a wide range of digital music file formats from MP3 to Hi-Res for flexible playback options.

System Powerhouse

The HDP-D90 is a powerful 14-channel digital sound processor. Custom-developed for Hi-Res playback, the processor has an internal sampling rate of 192kHz/64Bit and an ultra-wide audio bandwidth of 10Hz-110kHz for recording studio-level sound. A copper-plated chassis brings the signal-to-noise ratio to >110dB and minimizes noise and distortion during playback for music that is true to the source.

The HDP-D90 includes a 14-channel processor and a built-in 12-Channel Amplifier. Multiple source inputs allow for flexible system building with an option to retain a factory head unit, add an aftermarket head unit, and add the Alpine Status HDS-990 Digital Media Player. The processor can also receive music sent directly from a smartphone via Bluetooth® wireless streaming.

When paired together, the HDS-990 and HDP-D90 allow the listener to build and tune their ideal sound system. With 12-channels of amplified outputs, the HDP-D90 can be used as a standalone power source or using 10 channels of RCA output, can add Alpine Status Amplifiers for a customized system configuration, including the HDA-F60 4-Channel Amplifier, HDA-V90 5-Channel Amplifier, or HDA-M80 Mono Power Amplifier.

The Alpine Status Amplifiers were intentionally designed to provide impressive power output to the system while ensuring the purest audio performance. Design features like a high-efficiency digital circuit, copper-plated chassis, and black circuit board contribute to precise sound reproduction while Alpine-exclusive technology like a dual-negative feedback control circuit improves linearity for the most accurate sound amplification. Quick-connect power and speaker connectors make adding the Alpine Status amplifiers to a system easy.

The Alpine Status Digital Media Player, Digital Sound Processor, and Amplifiers are the next of eight more components to release from the Alpine Status line, following the HDZ-653 and HDZ-65C speakers that shipped in September, and are now available at Alpine Authorized retailers and at Preferred Online Stores.

Features:  

HDS-990 Alpine Status Hi-Res Digital Media Player (MAP $1399.95) 

  • High-Performance Source Music Player 
  • Sleek, premium black commander 
  • Hi-Res Audio Playback (192kHz/24Bit)
  • Wireless Hi-Res Audio Playback (required LDAC compatible device) 
  • Includes a separate black box for flexible installation 
  • Alpine classic six chiclet controls 
  • Hi-Res Audio Playback (192kHz/24Bit)
  • 4V Pre-Outs: 3
  • Built-in Hi-Res Amplifier: 25W x 4
  • USB Inputs: 3 
  • Analog Inputs: 2-Ch AUX-In, 4-Ch Hi-Level 
  • Digital Inputs: USB Audio, Bluetooth® 
  • Analog Outputs: 4-Ch Hi-level, 6-Ch RCA 
  • Digital Outputs: Optical/Coaxial 
  • Wired Audio Playback: AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DSD, FLAC, LDAC, MP3, M4A, WMA, WAV
  • Wireless Audio Playback: AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, SBC

HDP-D90 Alpine Status 14-Channel Hi-Res Digital Sound Processor (MAP $2399.95) 

  • High-Performance 14-Channel Digital Sound Processor Amplifier 
  • Hi-Res Audio Playback (192kHz/24Bit) 
  • PC Tuning Application 
  • Selectable pre-configured sound system configurations 
  • Bluetooth® audio streaming with included external module  
  • Optional Controller  
  • Hi-Res Audio Playback (192kHz/24Bit) 
  • 14-Channels (All DSP control)
  • Inputs: 12-Channel Hi-level/2-Channel RCA/Optical (SPDIF)/Coaxial (Digital) 
  • Outputs: 10-Channel RCA output/ 12-Channel High-Level amplified outputs (50W x 8 @ 4ohm + 80W x 4 @4ohm or 160W x 2)
  • 31 Band Parametric or Graphic EQ 
  • Channel mixing by Matrix Input Summing
  • Sampling Rate = Internal: 192kHz/32Bit 
  • S/N: >110dB, THD: <0.001%
  • Hi-pass/low-pass crossover per channel
  • Time correction: up to 7mm steps per channel
  • Sigma DSP (ADAU1467x2)

HDA-M80 Alpine Status Hi-Res Mono Power Amplifier (MAP $749.95)

  • Mono-Channel Amplifier
  • High-Efficiency Digital Circuit Design
  • Alpine’s Dual Negative Feedback Control Circuit
  • High Bandwidth Amplifier 
  • Alpine’s Premium Class D Circuit Design 
  • Copper-plated chassis
  • Black circuit board
  • One-sided terminal layout
  • Top panel sound controls
  • Quick connect power and speaker terminals
  • Optional Remote bass knob compatible (requires RUX-KNOB.2 or RUX-H01, sold separately)
  • Dimensions: 11.4375” x 7.5” x 2.125”
  • 800W x 1 @ 2Ω
  • 500W x 1 @ 4Ω
  • Power rating (14.4V, ≤1.0% THD+N)
  • THD+N: 0.02% (10W into 4ohm)
  • S/N Ratio: 83dB (1W into 4ohm)
  • Frequency response: 8-400Hz (-3dB)
  • Damping factor: 1500
  • Selectable input level – HI/LO
  • Variable High pass / Low pass crossover
  • Variable Subsonic filter
  • Bass EQ (0 to +12dB, Variable
  • Auto-turn on with remote sensing

HDA-F60 Alpine Status Hi-Res 4-Channel Amplifier (MAP $799.95)

  • 4-Channel Amplifier 
  • High-Efficiency Digital Circuit Design 
  • Alpine’s Dual Negative Feedback Control Circuit 
  • High Bandwidth Amplifier  
  • Alpine’s Premium Class D Circuit Design  
  • Copper-plated chassis 
  • Black circuit board 
  • One-sided terminal layout 
  • Top panel sound controls 
  • Quick connect power and speaker terminals 
  • Optional Remote bass knob compatible (requires RUX-KNOB.2 or RUX-H01, sold separately) 
  • Dimensions: 11.4375” x 7.5” x 2.125” 
  • 100W x 4 @ 4Ω 
  • 150W x 4 @ 2Ω 
  • Bridged: 300W x 2 @ 4Ω 
  • Power rating (14.4V, ≤1.0% THD+N) 
  • THD+N: 0.02% (10W into 4ohm) 
  • S/N Ratio: 87dB (1W into 4ohm) 
  • Frequency response: 10-60kHz (-3dB) 
  • Damping factor: 500 
  • Selectable input level – HI/LO 
  • Selectable 2/4ch input 
  • Variable High pass / Low pass crossover 
  • Auto-turn on with remote sensing 

HDA-V90 Alpine Status Hi-Res 5-Channel Amplifier (MAP $899.95)

  • 5-Channel Amplifier
  • High-Efficiency Digital Circuit Design
  • Alpine’s Dual Negative Feedback Control Circuit
  • High Bandwidth Amplifier 
  • Alpine’s Premium Class D Circuit Design 
  • Copper-plated chassis
  • Black circuit board
  • One-sided terminal layout
  • Top panel sound controls
  • Quick connect power and speaker terminals
  • Optional Remote bass knob compatible (requires RUX-KNOB.2 or RUX-H01, sold separately)
  • Dimensions: 11.4375” x 7.5” x 2.125”
  • 75W x 4 + 300W x 1 @ 4Ω
  • 100W x 4 + 500W x 1 @ 2Ω
  • Bridged: 200W x 2 @ 4Ω (ch1/2, ch3/4 only)
  • Power rating (14.4V, ≤1.0% THD+N)
  • THD+N: 0.02% (10W into 4ohm)
  • S/N Ratio: 87dB (1W into 4ohm)
  • Frequency response: 8-60kHz (-3dB)
  • Damping factor: 500 (ch1/2/3/4), 1000 (subwoofer)
  • Selectable input level – HI/LO
  • Selectable 2/4/6ch input
  • Variable High pass / Low pass crossover
  • Variable Subsonic filter (subwoofer)
  • Bass EQ (0 to +12dB, Variable)
  • Auto-turn on with remote sensing

Alps Alpine Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of electronic components and automotive infotainment systems, has brought the world numerous “First 1” and “Number 1” products since its founding in 1948. The Alps Alpine Group currently operates 110 bases in 26 countries and regions, supplying roughly 40,000 different products and solutions to around 2,000 companies worldwide. Those offerings include devices such as switches, sensors, data communication modules, touch input panels, actuators, and power inductors; electronic shifters, remote keyless entry systems, and other automotive units; consumer electronics like car navigation and audio-visual systems; and systems and services such as digital keys based on a smartphone app and blockchain technology, and remote monitoring.

Holly Hill, Fla. – October 27, 2022 – Saddle Tramp® by Metra Electronics® is introducing new products designed to fit select Harley-Davidson®, Indian, and Can-AM Rykers at the 2022 SEMA Show. The manufacturer has designed new accent lighting, driving lights, audio accessories, and a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery from Shuriken's new Lithium Series. New products launching at SEMA will include:

Designed to Fit Select Harley-Davidson® Motorcycles

  • 7" Reflector Headlight with Full Halo fits 1998-2022 Street Glide models, or any motorcycle with a 7" sealed beam headlight. (BC-709B)
  • 16-Piece Chasing LED Strip Kit fits 1998-2022 Touring models (BC-CHASE-K1)
  • Cut-In Saddlebag Lids fit 2014-Up* Touring models with hard bags (BC-HDC69-2)
  • Vent Grill Light fits 2014-Up* Touring models with with vented lower fairings (BC-HDVL-HD2)
  • Sword Saddlebag Light fits 1998-2013 Touring models with hard bags (BC-HDSBL-HD1)
  • Saddlebag Accent Lights fit 2014-Up* Touring models with hard bags (BC-HDSBL-HD2)
  • Keystone Lights fits 2014-Up* Touring models with hard bags (BC-HDFL-HD2)
  • 4GA Dual Amp Kit fits 1998-2022 Touring Models (BC-9704)
  • CarPlay/Android Auto Harness fits 2019-Up* Touring models with GTS touchscreen radios (BC-9728)
  • 550CA / 28 Amp Hour Lithium-Ion Starting Battery with Charger fits any motorcycle using a 30L size lead acid battery, and many other applications (BC-BTX30L-CH)

Designed to Fit Select Indian Motorcycles

  • Speaker adapter harness fits two-speaker Roadmaster and Challenger models (BC-9802)

Designed to Fit Select Can-Am Ryker Motorcycles

  • Chasing Accent Lighting Kit fits 2019-Up* Rally and 2022-Up* Sport models (BC-CHASE-K2)

*Visit MetraOnline.com for up-to-date vehicle-specific applications.

These new products will be showcased at the Las Vegas Convention Center at Metra's 2022 SEMA Show booths, November 1st-4th. The main booth will be #11139 in the North Hall, and its off-roading and powersports products will be on display at booth #60031 in the West Hall. More product details will be available at MetraPowersports.com soon after the show.

At Metra, 12-volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world. We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources in developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for 75+ years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-SPEC®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp®, Metra Marine®, and Daytona Lights®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium AV and surveillance products from MetraAV™. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

Independent research data shows veteran franchisees are highly satisfied with National Automotive Styling Center™ franchise’s performance

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Oct. 26, 2022 – Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, was identified by independent research firm Franchise Business Review as one of just 80 franchise brands to be named an award-winning franchise in its 2022 report on the Top Franchises for Veterans

Tint World® is the largest and fastest-growing automotive accessories and window tinting international franchise, specializing in window tinting, protective films, vehicle wraps, audio and electronics, security systems, car and truck accessories, wheels and tires, detailing and ceramic coating, and installation services.

Franchise Business Review, a market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only ratings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes rankings of the top franchises in its annualGuide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as guides throughout the year ranking the top franchises in specific sectors.

To identify the companies on the list of this year’s Top Franchises for Veterans, Franchise Business Review analyzed data from over 2,500 franchise owners, representing more than 300 brands, regarding their overall satisfaction with their brands and their likelihood to recommend them to others.

“Veterans are a critical part of franchising’s success, and franchising needs more business owners with the leadership skills, resilience, and can-do attitude of veterans,” said Eric Stites, founder and CEO of Franchise Business Review. “Not all franchises are created equal, but the 80 brands on our list of the Top Franchises for Veterans have satisfaction ratings by their veteran owners that are 10-30% higher on average. That’s why we do what we do … we survey thousands of franchisees every year and make those reviews available to prospective business owners to help them understand which franchises are the top opportunities based on the actual experiences and satisfaction of other veteran franchise owners.”

Tint World® franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including leadership, training and support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity.

“Tint World® is committed to honoring and supporting the brave men and women who protect our freedom and security,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World®. “Our industry-leading automotive aftermarket franchise system rewards the character, integrity, and leadership that results from military service. We also value the discipline and dedication that veterans can bring by providing extensive training, support, technology, and other resources that immediately empower franchisees to make an impact in their communities. We also express our gratitude to veterans and their families by participating in VetFran, a nationwide program that helps qualified veterans invest in franchise business opportunities with valuable and exclusive financial incentives.”

Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ offer sales and installation of auto accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, and more. Tint World® is also the leading provider of residential, commercial and marine computerized window tinting and security film services with locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, with franchise opportunities available worldwide.

Visit FranchiseBusinessReview.com to see the full list of the 2022 Most Innovative Franchises.

Founded in 1982, Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ is America’s 

Tint World® Mobile Services™ include marine, residential, and commercial window tinting films, solar films, decorative films, safety and security films, and protective ceramic coatings. Tint World® has locations in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, with master franchise opportunities available worldwide. To find out more, please visit www.TintWorld.com or www.TintWorldFranchise.com.

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a leading market research firm serving the franchise sector. FBR measures the satisfaction and engagement of franchisees and franchise employees and publishes various guides and reports for entrepreneurs considering an investment in a franchise business. Since 2005, FBR has surveyed hundreds of thousands of franchise owners and over 1,200 leading franchise companies. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online athttp://www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com. To read our publications, visithttps://franchisebusinessreview.com/page/digital-guides/.

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