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DANIA BEACH, Fla. -- The GZ ULTRA T-30 and GZ ULTRA K-165 are two flagship driver units from Ground Zero that combine perfectly to create a separate two-way speaker system without compromises. High frequencies to 26kHz are tackled by the 30mm coated textile tweeter, which also has an ultra-wide bandwidth (down to 1kHz) and offers extremely low distortion. The partnering GZ ULTRA K-165 bass/mid is also a reference-grade design, marrying a lightweight carbon fleece sandwich cone with a powerful and accurate neodymium motor and high-quality aluminum basket. Sound performance is lively and exciting, blending very high precision with great emotional impact – these are the best component speaker units when music is all that matters.

Ground Zero has designed the GZ ULTRA A-2 as the ultimate in high-end, no- compromise automotive audio. A two-channel, dual mono Class AB amplifier for the hi-fi enthusiast demanding the very best in sound reproduction, it’s constructed from high-grade components in as minimalistic way as possible – even potentiometers have been replaced by fixed resistors. Premium features include adjustable bias to perfect its sonic output and optional water cooling is offered to keep its temperature optimal. The GZ ULTRA A-2’s sound is so neutral, open and perfectly balanced that the music always shines through. With plenty of power on tap, this is truly an amplifier that deserves the ‘high-end’ label.

“We are really excited to bring this products to the American market, and very proud of receiving two amazing EISA Awards for them,” said Diogo Iannacone, CEO of HKI USA, official importer of Ground Zero in the USA.

For more information about Ground Zero, please visit GroundZeroUSA.com. For information on becoming a GZ Dealer, please visit HKI-USA.com

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® heads back east as title sponsor of Ocean City Jeep® Week, August 25-28 at the Ocean City (Md.) Convention Center and various landmarks in the area.

Visitors to the KICKER XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle) will have an exclusive opportunity to win a KICKER full bass system, including the TB tube-style loaded enclosure, 400-watt mono amplifier and wiring kit. Also included in the prize pack is free installation after the show by AudioWorks (Newark, Del.), which will also have a booth set up next to the XRV. The KICKER dealer will be installing audio systems on-site for the entire show and will feature several gear packages made especially for Jeepers.

Located in front of the Convention Center entrance, the XRV will set up as headquarters for everything the KICKER brand has to offer for the weekend. The 82-foot big rig is a rolling showroom, complete with a full line of KICKER audio products for powersports, motorcycle, marine and car. The XRV’s recently upgraded Boom Room features a larger, louder enclosure suspended in a custom steel framework, built to withstand the bass emanating from a massive 40,000-watt power bank. An array of horn-loaded tower speakers delivers clear, loud highs while a dozen Q-Class L7 15-inch subwoofers bring thunderous bass to fans throughout the show.

OC Jeep Week has a nonstop event schedule planned for every day of the show, beginning with 300 Jeeps cruising the Ocean City sand at the Beach Crawl. The KICKER Show and Shine is planned for Thursday and Friday and three daily KICKER sand-course events will run in the afternoon. The Kickoff party caps off the first day of the show, and the Jeep Jam trail and obstacle course will be daily attractions, as will be a Kids Zone, live DJ, Vendors Row and more.

Full event details are available on the OC Jeep Week web page at www.oceancityjeepweek.com.

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 theashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.

Jeep is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC.

RINGWOOD, IL – 8/17/2022 -- Race Sport Lighting is pleased to announce the amazing NEW RSW80A (P/N 1007630) 8-Gang High Power Auxiliary Power Distribution Control Switching System. Exactly what you need to control all your lighting systems on your vehicle and control them with a long range 8-button wireless remote. No need to bring the communications cable through the firewall. This power distribution system has everything you need to install up to 8 lighting systems on any vehicle or machine.

Unlike lower quality “wired” systems on the market that max out at 50-60 Amps, this High-Power “wireless” System has a MAX rating of 80-Amps, with plenty of power to light up the brightest current drawing light systems and components. The long-range remote can control lights up to 1000 feet from the vehicle, even through walls and buildings. You have never seen a long-range remote like this before guaranteed.

Includes the Following in Kit:
(1) 8-Output Brain Center with Heavy Duty Shell
(1) Long Range 8-Button LED indicator Wireless Remote
(1) Multi-Optional Label Sheet for Wireless Remote
(1) USB-C Charger for Wireless Remote Control
(2) L-Style Mounting Brackets to Mount the Brain Center
(1) Bolt and Nut hardware kit
(1) 80-Amp High Amperage circuit breaker protection
(1) 18" 8-gauge Red input shielded power cable with terminals
(1) 18" 8-gauge Red output shielded power cable with terminals
(1) 24" 8-gauge Black shielded Ground Cable with terminals

“The B2B marketplace communicated to us that there was a need for a Pro Grade Power Distribution control center that was wireless, and they did not need to drill through the firewall to connect the communication cable from the control to the brain, and Race Sport Lighting has delivered the perfect solution. This Professional Grade switching control center is made Heavy Duty and the wireless 8-button remote control can be up to 1000 ft away from the vehicle to communicate. My favorite feature is the premium label sheets we include that allow the user to customize the controller to the their style and preference. I am excited to see this new solution installed in thousands of vehicles to control our LED lighting systems,” said Steve Jergensen, President of Race Sport Lighting.

SKU RSW80A (P/N 1007630) is in stock and shipping now in a 4-Color Retail ready box and will start being integrated into their 5-Axis displays programs moving forward. Make sure to visit Race Sport at the 2022 SEMA Show where we will be highlighting this exclusive product. The product retails to the consumer for $359.99 and has nice margins for their vast network of distributors and dealers around North America.

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.

Bringing 90-plus years of experience, The Merifield Company expands Maxxsonics Marine business with crucial partnership.

Libertyville, Ill. – Maxxsonics is adding depth and experience to their Marine business by partnering with The Merifield Company. Bringing 90-plus years of experience, The Merifield Company has been serving in the Marine industry since 1932 and bolsters Maxxsonics with Marine experience. Ivan Cross (Senior Partner), Chris Martorana (Partner), Keith La Marr (Partner), and Jayson Steiner (Associate) specialize in the Marine markets and will be representing Maxxsonics products.

Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product and Marketing at Maxxsonics, said, “MB Quart has been a known commodity in the Marine market for decades, and Maxxsonics’ recent investment in new products and technologies has us positioned for significant growth. We’re happy to partner with The Merifield Company to represent our brands during this exciting period.”

On the critical partnership with Ivan, Chris, Keith, and Jayson from The Merifield Company, Alden Stiefel, President of Maxxsonics, mentioned, “As we continue to enhance our Marine line of products, we could not have partnered up with a better company than Merifield. We are excited to be working with Ivan, Chris, Keith, and Jayson! We look forward to a very successful partnership.”

From broad territory coverage to expert product training and go-to market strategies, The Merifield Company stands for Marine knowledge and years of dedicated customer service and experience.

Ivan Cross, Senior Partner at The Merifield Company, added, “I’m proud to say our company has served as manufacturers’ representatives since 1932, making The Merifield Company the oldest Rep agency in our industry in the West. We service all Marine OEMs, Distributors, Retailers, and Dealers along with select other Specialty and Recreation customers across the Western United States and Western Canada and are widely respected as one of the best.”

Chris Martorana, Partner at The Merifield Company, commented, “I’m thrilled to partner with another quality brand, Maxxsonics. Their innovation and insight will help us grow and find solutions for our OEM and Distribution partners.”

Keith LaMarr, Partner at The Merifield Company, stated, “When you think about what goes into the building of a boat - there are few products that create excitement for everyone to enjoy as much as the stereo system. Maxxsonics gives us the chance to impact our customers and their customers in a most exciting way by bringing them great sound at a great value and loud! We are excited to be part of the Maxxsonics team. They build truly innovative products that solve unique problems faced by marine market. I can’t wait to see what the next great thing from MB Quart will be!”

Jayson Steiner, Associate at The Merifield Company, mentioned, “Our OEM customers are always looking for quality, yet competitively priced electronics. Maxxsonics’ lineup has the best of all worlds: quality, price, availability and will be a great addition to our lineup to help satisfy our customers’ needs and demands.”

Maxxsonics is looking for a fresh and big enhancement to their entire family of Marine line products with 90-plus years of experience from The Merifield Company.

Follow the link below for information and to read more about The Merifield Company serving the Marine industry. https://merifield.com/

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the Mobile, Marine, and Powersports audio industries while specializing in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories branded; Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. In addition to creating audio products that thrive in adventure, Maxxsonics is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki off-road vehicles, Polaris® off-road vehicles, and CFMOTO.

For additional information, go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/.

LONG BEACH, CALIF., August 22nd, 2022 -- JVC Mobile Entertainment announced that it is now shipping a new “step-up” Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™-ready multimedia receiver, the KW-M780BT with a MAP of $449.95.

“As we’ve come into a new normalization of product availability, there has still been a drought of mid-level CarPlay ready receivers in the marketplace,” said Ron Trout, JVC Mobile Entertainment Director of Sales. “Our dealer base has seen a surge in consumer demand for a moderately priced receiver with step-up features like iDatalink® Maestro RR compatibility, and with this in mind, we decided to expedite the availability of this type of product by air-freighting in the first round of our new KW-M780BT.”

Newly highlighted features for the KW-M780BT include a completely redesigned 6.8” capacitive touchscreen, iDatalink Maestro RR compatibility with an updated GUI (Graphic User Interface), and a new-for-JVC type-D HDMI™ input. It touts 3 sets of 4-volt RCA pre-outs, 3 camera inputs, and is SiriusXM® ready. Continued unique highlights from JVC include gesture touch control (enabling the ability to change things like the volume or track with the swipe of a finger), user shortcut key customization, sound lift and space enhancement (virtual sound improvements), and more. Its digital (mech-less) design also ensures fitment in a greater variety of applications, as it has a very shallow installation mounting depth of just under 3 inches.

“Learning of JVC air-freighting in the KW-M780BT was a pleasant surprise,” said Brad Scott of Brad’s Car Tunes in Oregon. “With an influx of entry-level CarPlay ready receivers in the market, many of our customers are wanting and willing to upgrade to the next level to be able to retain OEM functionality (such as retaining their front and rear cameras, or even add additional cameras), of which they are unable to do with basic CarPlay receivers without iDatalink Maestro compatibility. This new KW-M780BT is exactly what we need to satisfy this demand and provide our customers with a better solution at a price that most are willing to pay to achieve a better experience.”

KW-M780BT web page: https://www.jvc.com/usa/car-entertainment/multimedia-receivers/kw-m780bt/

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.      

MIAMI, Fla. —Nakamichi Car Audio is pleased to introduce a new single DIN multi-media receiver with built in DSP.  The NQ723BD features time alignment, 40-band EQ and 3D surround sound all in a compact single DIN chassis. 

Attendees at this week’s Dallas Knowledgefest can see and hear the new head unit at Nakamichi booth #831.

Additional features include:

• 2.5-line 12 bit VA LCD display (Multi-color custom color choice)

• Optical Output (rear Toslink port)

• Detach face

• AM/FM with RDS

• Built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calls and music streaming (2-phone full time connection)

• Plays MP3, WMA, FLAC, ACC, WAV, APE (Lossless Music) Front USB 2.0 and 2A/5V phone charging

• 3.5mm Front AUX in, Micro SD/TF slot (behind face)

• Maximum Output Power: 50W x 4 (4V Front, Rear and Subwoofer RCA Outputs)

• Downloadable Nak APP Control for IOS and Android phones

• SWI-Steering Wheel Interface compatible (adapter required)

• Includes IR remote control

• Short chassis (182x53x115mm)

MSRP $112.95

“The NQ723BD is in stock now for  immediate shipment,” said Robin McNeal, National Sales Manager for Nakamichi Car Audio. “The new 2.5 line VCA LCD multi-color display can be configured to match any interior and is extremely easy to read.” 

McNeal and additional management from Diplomat Trading, the exclusive U.S. importer for Nakamichi Car Audio, will be on hand to answer any questions August 26-28 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

For more information visit www.nakamichicaraudio.com or email Robin McNeal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

August 22, 2022 – Pompano Beach, Fla. – RDV Automotive Technology the go to company for Wireless CarPlay integration is proud to announce the release of 3 new Wireless CarPlay / Wireless Android Auto Interfaces. Porsche vehicles 2010*-2016 with the CRD31 radio (WITHOUT NAVIGATION), the 2010-2013 Mercedes Benz S-CLASS and the 2017-2020 Infiniti QX60 (8” SCREEN / WITH NAVIGATION).

Rich De Sclafani, owner of RDV, said the following about the new products being released: “I am very excited to continue to bring new products to market. I focus 100 percent on supporting my dealers if they need any help during the installation process. Being in this industry for 25 years I know exactly what it takes to provide the necessary support for dealers to sell and install these products without the fear of lack of support. Additionally, I make myself available in person at shows and on the phone 24/7.”

CPB-NTG45-S: Mercedes Benz (S CLASS - 2010-2013 / CL CLASS - 2010-2013)   LINK TO PAGE ---> CPB-NTG45-S

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 guide lines)
  • Front Camera Input (on demand access)
  • Phone Mirroring
  • Factory Controls
  • Plug N’ Play
  • 3 Year Warranty

CPB-INF-QX60: INFINITI: (QX60 - 2017-2019)   LINK TO PAGE ---> CPB-INF-QX60

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 guide lines)
  • Front Camera Input (on demand access)
  • Phone Mirroring
  • Factory Controls
  • 3 Year Warranty

CPB-CDR31: PORSCHE: (911 / BOXTER / CAYMAN - 2012.5-2016 / CAYENNE - 2011-2016 / PANAMERA - 2010-2016 / MACAN – 2014-2016)     LINK TO PAGE ---> CPB-CDR31

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 guide lines)
  • Front Camera Input (on demand access)
  • Phone Mirroring
  • Factory Touchscreen Controls
  • 3 Year Warranty

RDV Automotive Technology will be displaying at KNOWLEDGEFEST DALLAS in BOOTH #306

SOCIAL:

FACEBOOK / TIKTOK / YOUTUBE – RDVFL

INSTAGRAM – RDV_AUTOMOTIVE_TECHNOLOGY

WEBSITE: WWW.RDVFL.COM

PHONE: 561-922-7747

EMAIL:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® has developed and perfected a 5 x 7-inch powersports coaxial speaker pair, meant specifically as a drop-in saddlebag upgrade for select 2006-and-newer Harley-Davidson® motorcycle models but additionally utilized in any 5 x 7-inch application. The newest releases from KICKER’s tough PS-Series of drivers are available in in 2- and 4-Ohm impedances 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, PSC57 Powersports Coaxial Speakers will retail for $199.99. PSC57 Coaxial Speakers are also available for purchase at www.kicker.com.

PS-Series Coaxial Speakers are designed by KICKER’s own bike riders and in-house engineers to be a premium weather-proof speaker pair, tuned to sound exceptional through wind and the outdoors. The PSC57 is a bolt-in solution made to fit Harley-Davidson factory mounts, with factory Harley-Davidson speaker terminals included to provide the easiest install without modification. The coaxial design itself features powerful neodymium magnets, bridge-mounted high-output PEI-dome tweeters, and lightweight polymer baskets to facilitate outstanding sound that cuts through competing road and engine noise.

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.

Harley-Davidson is a registered trademark of H-D, Inc.

PSC57 Motorcycle Coaxial Speakers Specifications

Model                                                                            PSC57

Woofers [in, mm]                                                          5 x 7, 127 x 178

Tweeters [in, mm]                                                        3/4, 20

Rated Impedance [Ohms]                                          2 or 4

Recommended Amplifier Power [watts RMS]         15-60

Peak Power Handling [watts]                                     120

Sensitivity [dB 1W, 1m]                                               93

Frequency Response [Hz]                                          45-20k

Mounting Hole Diameter [in, mm]                              7-1/2, 189 

Mounting Depth [in, mm]                                            2-1/8, 53.6

Grilles                                                                            No

August 17, 2022 -- Mark “Sarge” Schleipfer brings over 30 years of experience in the 12v and aftermarket auto world to Memphis Audio. He started in 1990 working events for Mitek and has done just about everything in the industry from trade shows, to road shows, sales management, trainings and more. Most recently Sarge was at Rockford Fosgate as a powersports division regional sales manager. Memphis is very excited to add Sarge’s extensive experience to the quickly growing Powersports/Marine/Motorcycle category.

“Sarge is very respected in our industry for his depth of product knowledge and sales management skills. He is an expert in all things audio related but his passion is powersports. Memphis has been relentlessly developing top notch powersports and marine products in recent years. We are confident that with Sarge working with our talented sales and product development team, Memphis Powersports will go to the next level,” said Nick LoMonaco, president of Memphis Audio.

Mark will be a staple on the road for Memphis Audio in future months and is thrilled to do everything he can to help the network of Memphis dealers find success with aftermarket audio and all things powersports audio related.

NEW YORK, August 16, 2022 – Today, Inc. revealed that DS18 is No. 2001 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“On a particular day I remember that my father came up to me with such security and confidence and said: ‘You will see! One day we are going to be a national brand.’ I think back to this day often as it grounds me when I see what our goals were to what we have achieved. Today, we are not just a national brand, but an international brand that sells a vast array of Audio and Electronics products to more than 40 different countries. I am humbled and grateful for all the opportunities that have come and continue to come our way. The sky's the limit! Let’s go for more!” says Sasha Susterman, General Manager/Biz. Development of DS18.

The companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 have not only been successful, but have also demonstrated resilience amid supply chain woes, labor shortages, and the ongoing impact of Covid-19. Among the top 500, the average median three-year revenue growth rate soared to 2,144 percent. Together, those companies added more than 68,394 jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found atwww.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine, which will be available on August 23.

“The accomplishment of building one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., in light of recent economic roadblocks, cannot be overstated,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that have established themselves through innovation, hard work, and rising to the challenges of today.”

“I am beyond proud of the journey we have traveled together as a company, that has become a family. Our team works day in and day out as a unit, all striving for the same purpose. We are a STRONG unit because our teamwork allows us to set a target and achieve it, no matter what obstacles and uncertainties we face. I am very excited about the projection and new goals we have set forth for DS18. The recognition from the prestigious INC. 5000 list undoubtedly motivates us and gives us an extra boost to continue improving and growing.” Says Sasha Susterman, General Manager/Biz. Development of DS18.

DS18 started as a small team of 3 employees, cold calling to sell its new unknown product line. Constantly looking to improve, by listening to consumer feedback and looking ahead to the future for new and different designs and technology, DS18 has now grown to more than 70 employees and a product line of over 1,000 Unique SKUs that fly off the shelves in over 40 different countries. We strive to bring in team members with a vast array of talents to showcase our products in creative ways that shake the industry to its core. Always thinking ahead, DS18 saw a need for Jeep and Off-road products and is now the go-to brand in that category. DS18 has proven to be a major force and it is recognized as a large part of why the Car audio industry is thriving once again.

CONTACT:    

DS18 Office

Phone: 954.924.1213

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2018. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2021. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2018 is $100,000; the minimum for 2021 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to four decimal places. The top 500 companies on the Inc. 5000 are featured in Inc. magazine’s September issue. The entire Inc. 5000 can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visitwww.inc.com.

For more information on the Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala, visithttp://conference.inc.com/.

DOW & Sponsoring Manufacturers Promote Support for Small to Medium Businesses

TAMPA, Fla. (August 16, 2022) – DOW Technologies, the leading independently owned technology distributor, hosted their third DOW Elite Dealer Retreat August 1-2 at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, Georgia. DOW brought in over 300 customer attendees representing 148 companies to attend the two-day event.

The DOW Elite Dealer Retreat brings together manufacturers and dealers in a relaxed environment that includes training, product demonstrations, a trade show and plenty of fun. On Monday, dealers were welcomed by DOW’s director of sales, Drew Fischer, who highlighted that many of DOW’s employees come from a small to medium business background. Support of small to medium businesses by DOW and the manufacturers was a theme that flowed throughout the event. After the opening ceremony, dealers attended five unique sessions with different manufacturers that offered training and an opportunity to provide feedback. The evening was capped off with a cocktail hour that featured laser skeet shooting and then a networking dinner.

Tuesday began with dealers attending two business improvement sessions that were designed to highlight opportunities for business owners to expand their offerings and add revenue. Dealers then attended a trade show featuring 42 manufacturers and vendors that covered the wide range of business segments that DOW supports. After the trade show, dealers and manufacturers had a chance to network in a fun, casual atmosphere where they could take advantage of beautiful Lake Oconee. DOW offered the opportunity for attendees to ride jet skis, try wake boarding, take a relaxing ride on a pontoon, swim in the lake or check out a car show that featured demo cars from Alpine, Sony, Metra, Arc Audio, Triton, Illusion and Rockford Fosgate.

Tuesday evening featured a panel of industry leaders speaking about what they see for the future of their industries, how independent small to medium businesses should be preparing now, and what opportunities those businesses should be taking advantage of. Panelists included Rick Kojan, Sony, head of sales- aftermarket car audio; Jim Mayo, Samsung, executive director- sales customer install/indirect sales; Giles Sutton, CEDIA, senior vice president- member success & sales; John Yodzis, DOW Technologies, president & ceo.

“We’re very excited to have been able to provide this opportunity for dealers and manufacturers to get back together in a casual atmosphere which leads to great conversations and interactions” stated DOW’s director of sales, Drew Fischer. “We are constantly looking at ways DOW can offer unique programs and services, and this event is a true differentiator in the industry.”

Testimonials from participating dealers

“I would like to start off by thanking everyone at DOW Technologies from the bottom of my heart. I had such a great experience this past week, while at the Elite Dealer Retreat. The amenities aside, I was blown away by the experience of meeting such great people. Getting to know the leaders of DOW Technologies on a personal level has really changed my perspective on business. To really see and feel that DOW actually has all of the dealer's best interest at heart, has really meant something to me. I truly feel now that I would go to war for DOW Technologies! I can't say enough positive things about the experience, and I could go on for days. Thank you to everyone at DOW Technologies, the vendors, sponsors, and all the other dealers like me. I know I have made some friends for life. If the chance arises, I would love to be there again next year! I am forever grateful.”

Bob Dickinson, American Installers LLC, Queen Creek, AZ

“As a small business, we found the ability to connect with the industry on a more personal level to be priceless. Many of our questions were answered and we also became aware of several new opportunities that we didn't know existed. In addition, we even made new friends. We look forward to attending more events in the future and further strengthening our relationship with DOW. Thanks again.”

Paula Roeterdink, Vector-SI, Inc., Myakka City, FL

“The whole team out Dow put together an amazing event. The location was beautiful. All of the food and entertainment was spectacular. The venders put on amazing trainings and demonstrations. No one else comes close to what Dow does for its dealers. I had a great time and can’t wait until next year.”

Rob DeCrane, Soundwaves Autosound & Security, Tampa, FL

“Event was Amazing, all Classes with the Vendors were very informative about the products. DOW exceeded any of my expectations with this event. We are very happy with the outcome and appreciate the invitation.”

Frank Espinel, JR Electronics, Miami, FL

“So grateful for the opportunity to attend and participate the past 3 days with DOW Technologies and Dish at the Ritz Carlton at Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia! We had an amazing time learning from the vendors who presented opportunities for growth and expanding business while enjoying a nice retreat for hardworking small-medium business owners. Hats off to DOW Technologies and all the employees for making us feel special and a job well done!”

Judy McKissack, Tupelo Satellite, Tupelo, MS

Testimonials from participating manufacturers

“This Elite Retreat dealer event is next level amongst their distributor peers for car audio and custom installation. DOW has a very hands on, small to medium business, family approach to their numerous dealer and manufacture relationships. Anyone can “stack it high and let it fly” with one time, low, show prices. Elite Retreat dealers become part of a high value, highly appreciated community within the DOW family based upon much more than your last price paid. The venues and attention paid to the details are second to none. Dealers who come, relish the opportunity to learn, earn and produce to get back. Dealers yet to experience, but hearing of the Elite Retreat, have aspirations to attend. These are high quality dealers, serious about their trade. It makes for the manufacturer’s time, money and resources while having these personal engagements, guaranteed in returning a high ROI.”

Rick Kojan, Sony

“I am particularly grateful for allowing Samsung to play such a prominent role in the event, with individual opportunities to address each CI Dealer attendee. The breakout events, the ability to socialize with such a large group of dealers during the evening activities and opportunity I had to address the entire assembly was terrific. I am so glad Dow is back to this important event which brings together the best dealers in the business who are interested in learning what other are doing to succeed and how to make their businesses better.   I know how important DOW is to Samsung, but when you attend an event like this one, it is even more obvious how important DOW is to their customers. The time and effort DOW put into this event for the betterment of all parties, Vendor, Distributor, and Dealer is so appreciated.”

Jim Mayo, Samsung

“I’ve done numerous Dealer events throughout the years, this was my first DOW Elite Retreat, and hands down the best Dealer event I’ve been a part of. Everything from the amazing venue, well organized, attendance/interaction in the classes and the extremely busy show floor, I was extremely impressed and believe we should all see great ROI. Amazing event put on by a great team at DOW. Great opportunity to engage with the Dealers and help grow our businesses together.”

Aaron Rozanski, Vanco

“Best In Class! DOW does it again with an outstanding event that provides incredible value to its dealers and vendors alike. Already looking forward to next year’s event.”

Tom Link, Sound United

“DOW Technologies Elite Retreat was inspired and perfectly executed. Seeing three hundred dealers, entrepreneurs, and installers come together and so excited about 12 volt was very cool. The dealers were focused, attentive, and thrilled to be attending the event -- and that’s a great thing for our industry. Hats off to DOW and their supporting vendors for hosting such a meaningful event.”

Jim Warren, Elite Distributor Alliance

To learn more about DOW Technologies, please visit www.dowtechnologies.com or call 1.800.627.2900.

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., DOW Technologies is one of the largest independently owned and operated technology distributors servicing independent retailers in the United States for 63 years. With eight locations serving Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., DOW Technologies focuses on distributing products and technologies that enhance lives at home, at work and on the road.

DOW Technologies’ areas of business include:

                       • Car Audio/Video                                       • Custom Integration/Consumer Electronics

                       • Broadband                                              • Satellite & Terrestrial Television

                       • Surveillance                                             • Marine Audio and Accessories

                       • Commercial Audio/Video                          • UCaaS

Auburn Hills, Mich. (Aug 16, 2022) – Alps Alpine North America, Inc. (“Alpine”) welcomed Jason Hannon as the new Regional Sales Manager for the Western United States. Hannon will oversee the sales and marketing activities for the Alpine brand in the following territories: Washington, Oregon, California, northern and western areas of Idaho, Nevada, and Arizona.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jason Hannon to the Alpine Aftermarket Brand Division and believe his extensive experience in the industry, as well as his strong sales and marketing skills, will bring value to our Western dealers and positive growth to the company,” said Mike Anderson, Alps Alpine North America Brand BU Executive Director.

Hannon brings over 20 years of sales and marketing experience as well as experience coordinating and attending industry events like the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), Mobile Electronics KnowledgeFest, and more. 

With experience at notable audio companies like Triton, where he supported brands like Triton Audio and Alliance Audio as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and AVA Enterprises, managing brands like BOSS Powersports, BOSS Elite, and Planet as the National Sales Manager, Hannon has a strong history of creating and executing effective sales and marketing strategies that have increased growth and brand awareness. 

“As the industry continues to evolve, it is more important than ever that retailers are able to partner with a brand that understands innovation and partnership, and Alps Alpine delivers just that,” said Hannon. “I am very excited to join the Alps Alpine team and look forward to growing the Alpine Experience in the Western Region.”  

Hannon will be posted in Orange County, CA.

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 smartphone app and blockchain technology, and remote monitoring.

Las Vegas, NV – (Aug 10, 2022) – Audiomobile is pleased to announce the initial deliveries of their latest ‘Advanced Technology’ car audio subwoofers – the Elite 3210. Over 5-years in development, the new Elite series builds upon the original Elite series, but adds substantial improvements, developed over the past several years, which were introduced on the highly regarded Evo and GTS series of drivers.

The Elite series features an array of advanced, unique performance technologies, including premium Copper Clad Aluminum wire )CCAW), ‘3 ohm’ voice coil, driven by a large, dual-stacked magnet and fully CNC machined top-plate, to provide for longer magnetic field and more precision magnetic-gap.

Featuring an unprecedented performance-envelope, in a ‘low-profile’ driver, the new Elite 3210 delivers a remarkable 21.5 mm linear Xmax, Klippel verified and will handle over 750 watts RMS.

Additional features include the proprietary, patent-pending “ICAR” Intercooler as well as the unique, Aluminum “FMD” (Flux Modulation Device), which together serve to significantly lower inductance, reduces Intermodulation distortion and virtually eliminate power-compression. This all translates to greater output and higher power-handling.

  • Class-leading power-handling and linear-excursion envelope
  • No axial motor-vent provides for minimal enclosure depth
  • Premium “CLS” Kevlar Composite Laminated Sandwich cone
  • Unique, Nickel-plated CNC machined, forged steel T-yoke motor

This rare combination of features allows the performance, but works optimally in enclosures under .65 cubic foot, as well as in ported boxes, and is ideally suited for use with the Audiomobile MCAR pre-tuned Passive Radiator. When used together, this creates a 13-inch ‘Reflex’ subwoofer system, tuned to 35 Hz, in a very compact .65 cf enclosure. The Elite 3210 is also performs extremely well in ‘Infinite Baffle’ type applications, which the prior Elite series was famous for.

In addition, the high-performance suspension features a heavy-duty 25 mm premium SBR rubber surround, 8” flat-spider, with ‘in-line’ lead wires, to allow over 2-inches of peak to peak excursion provided by the unique motor.

This performance is packaged in a very compact 5.3” mounting-depth, making the Elite 3210 the longest excursion, low-profile subwoofer on the market, at any cost. The MSRP on the Elite 3210 is $599.00 and is shipping now.

STILLWATER, USA – For the first time in at least two years, KICKER® welcomed nearly three dozen dealers from the across the country to the company’s World Headquarters last week for a look at the facility, on-site product training and some fun.

Following a full tour of the operation and opening remarks from Vice President Tom Heath, KICKER Tech Force trainers held classes for two days of education on a number of topics, including KICKER products, integration technology, social media, sales training and marine products.

For the first time, KICKER’s XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle) tractor-trailer was used as a rolling showroom during the training. The XRV served as a high-power backdrop to demonstrate KICKER’s new ST-Series of pro-audio speakers, in addition to complete systems in marine, motorcycle and car audio. ST-Series speakers should begin shipping by fourth quarter.

KICKER Tech Force Manager Aaron Malin enjoyed the “carnival atmosphere” the XRV’s massive presence brought to the training.

“The XRV is the anchor of any KICKER event,” Malin explained. “This was an opportunity to not only showcase our products, but our presence.” Malin and the rest of the Tech Force saw first-hand the “wow factor” that the 82-foot trailer can present onto a group of people, and that includes authorized KICKER dealers.

The agenda culminated with an in-depth discussion of current and future product development with several KICKER management members and engineers.

“With the mixture of sales and installers attending the trainings, we did our best to appeal to everybody by blending the sessions,” Malin explained. “There was something for everyone.”

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.

Memphis Audio’s new website www.memphiscaraudio.com is now live!

Memphis Audio has rebranded and relaunched their website in order to maximize the experience for both dealers and consumers alike. Memphis has streamlined the site to make it informative and easy to navigate.

“Our goal in launching this new site was to be able to deliver even more content and media direct to consumers and dealers alike. We’ve grown so much as a brand over the past few years, our offerings are wide and our old site was not built to handle such a broad offering of products. This new website will allow us to showcase all the amazing mobile, marine, powersports and motorcycle audio products that Memphis has to offer” Said Nick LoMonaco, president of Memphis Audio.

Check out the new Memphis Audio website today at www.memphiscaraudio.com.

Auburn Hills, Mich. (Aug 15, 2022) – Alps Alpine North America, Inc. (“Alpine”), will attend the Ocean City Jeep Week in Ocean City, Maryland from Thursday, August 25 to Saturday, August 27 where they will have exciting new vehicle-specific products designed uniquely for the Jeep® driver.

Exciting Upgrades Designed for Jeep® 

Featuring the latest in Jeep®-specific dash and sound system offerings from Alpine, a 2018 Jeep® Wrangler will be on-site for product demonstrations so attendees can experience the new High-Resolution i509-WRA-JL with a High-Definition, Weather-Resistant 9-inch screen and wireless and wired Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. The i509-WRA-JL was intentionally designed with the Jeep® driver in mind to visually emulate the design identity of the Jeep® interior and retain the features Jeep® drivers use the most. High-Resolution Audio Playback (96kHz/24Bit) can stream music from popular Hi-Res streaming platforms or directly from a smartphone for incredible music detail and high-precision music reproduction.

To demonstrate the head unit integration capabilities, the 2018 Jeep® Wrangler will also feature a premium night vision DVR-C320R Dash Camera with built-in drive assist and impact recording. An Alpine® PSS-24WRA sound system, with front 6.5” component speakers, 6.5” rear custom soundbar replacement speakers, 8” compact powered subwoofer, and 4-channel amplifier will be featured for in-vehicle sound upgrade demonstrations as well as an Alpine® Weather-Resistant PSS-SX01 Sound System mounted to the roll bars to demonstrate exterior sound upgrade opportunities. 

Alpine’s 2015 Jeep® Wrangler will also be on-site with similar Jeep®-specific solutions designed for older Jeep® Wranglers, including the i509-WRA-JK, DVR-C320R, PSS-22WRA Weather-Resistant Sound System, PSS-SX01, and HCE-TCAM1-WRA Spare Tire Rear-View Camera and Light System.

“Switchback,” Alpine’s 2020 Jeep® Gladiator, will also be on-site with a custom truck bed build that features 40 motorized Bluetooth® speakers that articulate for optimal sound positioning, and a tailgate designed to look like an early Alpine® stereo, complete with a large, functional volume knob and six classic “Alpine green” buttons on the faceplate to control the automation.

The Alpine Event Truck and Trailer will be open to visitors who want to chat with Alpine event staff and experience the latest vehicle-specific technology, all from the comfort of an air-conditioned lounge area located in the trailer.

All Alpine® products are available for purchase during the event with special, event-only pricing and free giveaways. Alpine Authorized Retailer Proline Car Stereo will be on-site to give vehicle demonstrations, answer product questions, and offer on-site installation so customers can drive home with their Alpine purchase installed in their Jeep®.

Alpine will also provide three Turn1 AD-SPK1 Portable Bluetooth® Speakers for the Ocean City Jeep Week raffle. Each Ocean City Jeep Week event participant will receive two raffle tickets in their registration packet, with winners announced Thursday and Friday after the Show & Shine event and mid-day Saturday from the main event stage.   

Jeep® is a registered trademark of Stellantis NV.

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 smartphone app and blockchain technology, and remote monitoring.

In a move to increase its national presence, Importel Ltd. is excited to announce the acquisition of B&B Distribution Ltd.’s working assets. This acquisition will strengthen the reach of Importel Ltd. with the creation of Importel West and Importel East. This will result in a wider offering of products, reduced transit times, and the addition of an already greatly established team in Western Canada.

During this transition, existing BB Distribution customers will not require any immediate changes made to their ordering process. All orders submitted through BB Distribution (Importel West) will continue to be processed via email, website orders, and by phone. All account balances that are currently owing B&B Distribution Ltd. (o/a BB Distribution) as of Aug 1st, 2022, will now be paid to Importel Ltd. There will be additional communication with more details to follow in the coming days.

Effective immediately, the BB Distribution warehouse in Oakville is closed and the inventory will be transferred to the Importel East warehouse. During the transition period, BB Distribution exclusive brands will be processed via the Importel West (BB Distribution) facility in Alberta. Until the move is completed, for the customers located in Ontario, the BB Distribution exclusive brands will be unavailable for pick-up. Please anticipate transit times from the Importel West warehouse to your location accordingly. Importel Ltd. will be working quickly and diligently to ensure that this situation is only temporary.

For existing BB Distribution customers, who do not have an account or login with Importel Ltd., please request a web account at importel.com by selecting CREATE AN ACCOUNT at the top right of the page, or by clicking here: CREATE AN ACCOUNT to ensure a seamless transition.

In cases where there is an existing account with Importel Ltd. there will be no further action required. Importel Ltd. is looking forward to both new and continued partnerships. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Importel Ltd. at either office.

Importel East: (416) 665-3413 or 1 (800) 363-3413
Importel West: (780) 439-3901 or 1 (800) 279-0636

These are exciting times for our customers, vendors, and expanded team! We look forward to providing the highest levels of both product availability and customer service!
Event designed to attract new talent by offering industry opportunities
North Andover, MA. – August 9, 2022 – The Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) in collaboration with its manufacturers, MECP, and other industry stakeholders, announced today plans to leverage their popular KnowledgeFest™ event in Dallas to attract new talent to the exciting Automotive, Marine, and Powersports aftermarket technology industry.
 
KnowledgeFest features more than 50 of the leading exhibiting manufacturers, local retailers, and dozens of demonstration vehicles showcasing the latest Mobile Audio, Video, Security, and Safety & Convenience technology. “This venue offers the opportunity to educate and inform individuals who have a passion for Automobiles and Powersports vehicles and the innovative technology available to enhance them,” stated Chris Cook, President, Mobile Electronics Association.
 
Invited candidates will have the opportunity to attend KnowledgeFest on Sunday, August 28 from 11:30am to 2:00pm where they will have an opportunity to speak with exhibitors to better understand their products and learn about the growth opportunities through their dealer channels. To further educate the candidates, they will attend a Career-Day Orientation session where industry leaders from the Mobile Electronics Certified Professional (MECP) program, Installer Institute, and a former Installer-of-the-Year award recipient will address the group. At the conclusion, participating retailers in the Dallas area will meet with candidates to discuss their specific intern and mentorship programs.
 
“The expansion of the industry past automobiles has further expanded the high demand for installation technicians of which is inhibiting growth within our industry,” stated Aron Demers, Senior Vice President, VOXX Electronics Corporation. “The lack of qualified installers could have a crippling effect if it continues and now is the time for the industry to work together to address this serious issue,” stated Mike Anderson, AlpsAlpine.
 
MEA is targeting to attract over 50 candidates to attend Career-Day, with the support of 20 participating retailers. If you are a retailer in the Dallas area and able to mentor and train interns to become technicians, please contact Richard Basler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Upcoming KnowledgeFest events:
  • August 26-28, 2022 – Dallas, TX
  • February 3-5, 2023 – Las Vegas, NV
  • May 19-21, 2022 – Orlando, FL
  • June 26-28, 2022 – Indianapolis, IN
  • August 2023 – Dallas, TX
 
About the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA):
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.
 
Mobile Electronics Association Contact:
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Jeep Tuned Audio Kits look to take center stage at the premier Overlanding series

Loveland, CO – Bringing the audio and adventure to the great outdoors of Colorado, MB Quart is heading to Loveland for Overland Expo Mountain West 2022. The Overland Expo continues to be the premier Overlanding event series in the world and is shaping up to be a fun and amazing opportunity for MB Quart. Jeep Tuned Audio Kits will be taking center stage showcasing immersive audio ready to take on the conditions and handle adventure to the fullest.

Taking place over three days from August 26th through August 28th, Overland Expo Mountain West 2022 begins on Friday at 8:00 a.m. (GMT) and runs through 3:00 p.m. (GMT) on Sunday. All of the audio action and fun takes place at “The Ranch” in Loveland, Colorado. With over 250+ exhibitors specializing in Overland, outdoor, adventure travel, motorcycle gear, and equipment, the Overland Expo Mountain West 2022 is the perfect event to exhibit, inspire others, and showcase outdoor and product knowledge over three days. MB Quart is continually investing in the Overland category and industry with events as they have proven to result in crucial success for demonstrating and showcasing products. For MB Quart, Jeep has stood as an exploration beacon for the open road, off-road, and everything in between that adventure calls upon.

Purposely Engineered Jeep Tuned Audio Kits unleash exploration with a concert right in your Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT vehicle. Every Purposely Engineered Jeep Tuned Audio Kit is a direct replacement for all OEM speakers and features Plug & Play OEM fitment. Exclusively available for Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT, there are 11 different audio kits to choose from, including a Stage 6, 6-speaker, 800-watt stereo speaker upgrade kit that integrates with the OEM source unit. Exclusively for the Gladiator JT, there is an add-on subwoofer kit that includes two 8-inch subwoofers and a 400-watt mono amplifier. The subwoofer enclosure is under the rear passenger seats and will make it feel like the concert is happening right there in the back seat. Take on the journey ahead with a sound that produces concert levels of performance while remaining completely undistorted on every hill or sharp turn on the trail.

Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product and Marketing, said, “We are extremely excited to continually attend Overland Expos as we have found incredible success from them in the past. The Overland category places audio in the middle of the great outdoors, and MB Quart has solutions that can enhance and transform every outdoor adventure into something more. I am excited to see what Overland Expo Mountain West 2022 will hold!”

Building on the excitement of returning to Overland Expo/Mountain West 2022, Rob Anderson, Marketing and Creative Director, said, “The team at MB Quart and Maxxsonics are going all-in on Off-road and Overlanding. We continue to see huge growth in this segment, and with the team personally loving the Overlanding lifestyle, we want to bring the audio experience to every outdoor adventure.” After already having a hugely successful Overland Expo Pacific Pacific Northwest 2022 event, MB Quart is looking for similar growth and success at Loveland, Colorado, for Overland Expo Mountain West 2022.

For a breakdown on what Jeep Tuned Audio Kit is perfect for your vehicle installation, head to the MB Quart website at https://mbquart.com/shop/products/mobile/mobile-vehicle-kits/. For complete event/show details on Overland Expo Mountain West 2022, follow the link at https://www.overlandexpo.com/mtn-west/.

MB Quart is a high-end audio brand known for its elaborate and distinctive designs while producing rich sound quality. Found in 1962, MB Quart began producing professional studio microphones and headphones at its headquarters in Obrigheim, Germany. Through research, innovation, and a dedication to the highest standard of sound quality, MB Quart continues to grow its product line throughout its 50-year history. Our slogan, Music. Defined. is the superior standard to how MB Quart holds itself accountable for pushing the bar forward. Consumers of these products can experience a wide range of audio solutions that will deliver all of their needs for Powersports and marine machines. The MB Quart brand is owned by Maxxsonics and is based near Chicago, IL. For additional information, go to the brand website at https://mbquart.com/about. 

Established in 2001 and headquartered in Libertyville, IL, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the Mobile, Marine, and Powersports audio industries. Innovating products that bring out the best in audio and sound, Maxxsonics specializes in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories branded; Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally - Maxxsonics is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki off-road vehicles and Polaris® offroad vehicles. Founded by a handful of consumer electronics and automotive security veterans – Maxxsonics products are now heard and experienced around the world. For additional information, go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/.

Long Beach, Calif., Aug. 3rd, 2022 - KENWOOD USA announced it will be exhibiting its STZ-RF200WD Motorcycle/Motorsports Action Camera Recording System at the 2022 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The STZ-RF200WD will be available for sale and installation at KENWOOD’s tent in the vendor section at Black Hills Harley-Davidson, known as “The Rally at Exit 55,” August 3rd-13th.

“The biggest challenge that we’ve faced with bringing this product to market is simply the awareness that it exists,” said Mike Roberts, KENWOOD VP of Sales and Marketing.“As soon as we can demonstrate how easy it is to capture all of their motorsports action (from both the front and rear simultaneously), they are hooked. Gone are the days of having to attach bulky cameras to a helmet. Showing this product at the Sturgis event is the perfect opportunity for us to catapult consumer awareness about this incredible recording solution.”

KENWOOD staff will be at their tent with the system installed in motorcycles to explain and demonstrate exactly how the STZ-RF200WD works. Since this is a “stealth” installed recording solution, the compact hide-a-way control box mounts easily underneath the seat of most motorcycles, while its multi-control switch typically mounts near or on the handlebars. When a rider wants to review their FULL HD recorded footage, they can remove the included 32GB SD card and review it on a computer, or instantly link their smartphone to the system wirelessly, enabling them to also change the system’s settings.

After a warm welcome making its debut at last year’s Moto GP event in Austin, TX, the STZ-RF200WD has now expanded to become the choice for not only motorcycle enthusiasts, but also a multitude of marine, motorsports, and even RV and traditional vehicle users alike, as it now offers optional camera extension cables to span a total length of over 40 feet.

For detailed information on the STZ-RF200WD, please visit its web page here.

STZ-RF200WD Promo Video: https://youtu.be/Sua1eLM0_Ug

STZ-RF200WD Unboxing Video: https://youtu.be/OI8_QlAbrmc

STZ-RF200WD Installation Video: https://youtu.be/R7pOD4WSIxI

STZ-RF200WD User Submitted Footage YouTube playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLItSezT_ewRyvn00LM1h5fP4TwWWp-KJn

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/amateur users, and video equipment for the broadcast and professional markets. For detailed information, call KENWOOD USA at 1-800-536-9663 or visit us at http://us.jvckenwood.com and www.kenwood.com/usa.

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