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POWER FROM THE GODS continues its partnership with Kawasaki bringing audio that is ready for unlimited boundaries of adventure

Libertyville, IL – The ALL-NEW 2023 Kawasaki Teryx4 S Special Edition demands more out of adventure with a truly integrated audio solution that brings out godlike levels of listening, immersion, and durability. Hifonics is proud to continue its growing partnership with Kawasaki vehicles in an audio package that is explosive in volume, vibrant in playback, and brings out the ultimate adventureseeking adrenaline in every rider. Get ready to unleash Teryx4 S POWER while demanding more from audio!

On Maxxsonics/Hifonics continuing the partnership and relationship with Kawasaki, Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product and Marketing at Maxxsonics, said, “Being able to continue this partnership with Kawasaki and their vehicles has me very excited for the future. Hifonics is all about power that is ready for adventure seekers, off-road enthusiasts, and those who demand more from their audio and sound on every Kawasaki adventure. Continuing this crucial partnership with Kawasaki has been important and valuable to Hifonics and Maxxsonics.”

The 2023 Kawasaki Teryx4 S Special Edition comes complete with an AM/FM Bluetooth® radio that utilizes a 4-channel, 160-watt internal amplifier that powers four high-end speakers. A large LCD display with backlit controls offers easy accessibility, while large waterproof buttons make control of your thrilling jam session a breeze while embarking upon the road ahead. The speakers are mounted in composite enclosures (two below the dash and two in the dash) to help resist any elements from the journey or harsh conditions that the journey may bring. 12dB Butterworth internal crossover offers a smooth transition from high to lower frequencies, while a high-temperature composite enclosure secures the speakers to the machine and aids in assuring deeper bass.

In addition, bridged woofers and tweeters feature 19mm (.75”) pure titanium dome tweeters composite poly cones that provide sharp, crisp, and deep bass while staying waterproof against conditions on the way. A high-energy strontium ferrite magnet is utilized for higher output with minimal amplifier power, giving audio a sound that is clean and undistorted. On the development of this Hifonics audio package featured in the 2023 Kawasaki Teryx4 S Special Edition, Armando Triana, Senior Product Development Specialist, said, “This audio package is a truly integrated solution that brings out loud sound that can be heard through any environment that adventure seeks out. You’re going to receive best-in-class fit and finish for this type of audio kit, and the playback you’re going to hear creates concert levels of immersion of loudness. I am so excited to be a part of this Kawasaki project, and I’m even more thrilled to see what comes next between this continued partnership.”

Available only through Kawasaki dealers as 99994-1524 or factory-installed on NEW Teryx® LE models, feel untamed adventure flow through every outdoor journey with audio that transcends adrenaline. Bring undistorted levels of detailed playback and listening into every quest for wanting to hear more from your sound with the Teryx4 LE Teryx® Hifonics audio system. From booming lows to steady mids and rich highs, get ready for speakers that bring out quality with undistorted power into every genre of music. Feel your music come alive on every outdoor adventure with POWER FROM THE GODS, and take on thrills and adventure around every corner with the ALL-NEW 2023 Kawasaki Teryx4 S Special Edition! See complete vehicle and audio system details available on the Kawasaki website.

Hifonics is the audio brand bestowed directly from the gods above and is known for its bold-looking designs while producing powerful and high-quality sound. Founded by Helmut Stieglitz in 1982, Hifonics continues to bring mortals what they need – amplifiers, subwoofers, car speakers, soundbars, compression horns, marine speakers, and signal processors that are forged by the gods! Our slogan, POWER FROM THE GODS, is the superhuman standard for how Hifonics holds itself accountable for pushing the bar to the absolute limit. Consumers of these products can experience a wide range of audio solutions, from delivering their needs from Powersports to marine machines. The Hifonics brand is owned by Maxxsonics, based near Chicago, IL. For additional information, go to the brand website at https://hifonics.com/about. 

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/.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (May. 9, 2022) – Alps Alpine North America, Inc. (“Alpine”), will attend the upcoming Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) KnowledgeFest hosted in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida in booth #401 from Friday, June 10 to Sunday, June 12 where they will unveil the highly-anticipated Alpine Status system.

Trickledown Technology

Using the same engineering and design concepts drawn from the Ultra High-Resolution AlpineF#1Status, Alpine Status is a High-Resolution system that achieves 192kHz/24Bit playback for studio-level recording at a more accessible price point.

To demonstrate the live-like performance of Alpine Status, Alpine’s Toyota Tundra will be featured in the booth with the new Alpine Status Head Unit, DSP Amplifier, 3-Way Speaker System, and 2-Way Speaker System. The vehicle will also feature the new Alpine Halo11, an 11-inch Floating Touchscreen Display with high-resolution audio and display with wireless Apple CarPlay© and Android Auto™. Guided demos will be available for all booth visitors.

More information about Alpine Status will be revealed during the show. Alpine Status will be available at U.S. Alpine Authorized retailers and at Preferred Online Stores in fall 2022.

Also featured in the booth will be Alpine’s Tesla Model S with the complete AlpineF#1Status system so visitors can experience the first premium car audio system that can achieve 384kHz/32bit High-Resolution Audio Playback, the highest recording spec possible in a car audio system.

Alpine will have select products on display from the 2022 product line, including the new Alpine Halo Dash Solutions and Accessories, Preloaded Alpine Halo R-Series Truck Subwoofer Enclosures, and Preloaded S-Series and R-Series Shallow Subwoofer Enclosures. Alpine will also have a display dedicated to showcasing the Alpine Status components.

Alpine will host 3 training sessions during KnowledgeFest that will focus on the 2022 Product Line:

Friday, June 10 from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. in W202 

Alpine 2022 Product Line Introduction and Training

Saturday, June 11 from 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. in W202 

Alpine 2022 Product Line Introduction and Training

Sunday, June 12 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in W202 

Alpine 2022 Head Unit Breakout Session

All KnowledgeFest attendees are welcome to visit the Alpine booth, join the training sessions, and meet with Alpine staff from the sales, marketing, and product planning teams. Attendees are encouraged to visit www.knowledgefest.org and use the “Education Workshops & Vendor Training” link to register for the Alpine training sessions. 

Tesla© is a copyright of Tesla, Inc.

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. 

Audio Components International, Inc. Becomes a Value Added Partner (VAP) of Eleven Engineering, Creating a Resource for Both ACI and Eleven’s Customer Bases for New Product Development and Design of Various Wireless Audio Products

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, May 10, 2022 – Eleven Engineering, Inc. (elevenengineering.com), a market leader in semiconductor products for wireless audio for professional, home theater, multi-room, portable, 12 Volt (car, truck, motorcycle, power sports, marine) and gaming applications, is proud to announce a new design and development Value Added Partner (VAP) alliance with Los Angeles-based Audio Components International, Inc. (ACI).

The VAP agreement creates a resource for both ACI and Eleven’s customer bases for new product development and design of various wireless audio products utilizing Eleven Engineering’s high performance wireless audio semiconductors and SKAA technology.

“We are excited to have ACI as our latest Value Added Partner,” said Rex Whitehead, Eleven Engineering executive vice president, sales & marketing. “Eleven Engineering is very stringent with whom we work alongside, and we have the utmost confidence in ACI and its market-leading design team. Their reputation precedes them as their history of industry knowledge and success makes them the ideal partner for us and our customers.”

ACI serves major consumer electronics brands with design and develop expertise for loudspeaker products using decades of vast experience in acoustical, mechanical, and electrical engineering. ACI works to increase a customer’s capacity and productivity while seamlessly integrating with the customer’s sales, engineering, and quality teams.

“We are excited about our new partnership with the team at Eleven Engineering,” said Tommy Draffen, founder and CEO of ACI. “John Sobota (Eleven Engineering CEO) and Rex Whitehead have been a pleasure to work with and they recognized our competence and experience to be an attractive partner. We quickly and enthusiastically signed on to enhance and expand our product offerings, and feel Eleven’s technology and the people behind it fit well with our principles. This is the right choice for our customers due to the innovation, quality, and value that this solution provides.”

SKAA is the new wireless HiFi audio standard developed by Eleven Engineering, Inc. SKAA transmitters work with iOS & Android mobile devices, Mac & Windows computers, televisions, and just about any product with a line output or a headphone jack. SKAA is also available as a built-in technology not requiring an external transmitter in purpose-designed partner products, which are featured at SKAA.com. In environments laden with heavy Wi-Fi and Bluetooth traffic, SKAA navigates through these hostile environments with best-in-class reliability. SKAA also allows for uninterrupted audio signals which are delivered with the highest sound quality to all speakers without the latency that is inherent in other wireless solutions.

For more information, please contact Rex Whitehead at 480-650-3979 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and please visit www.elevenengineering.com, www.SKAA.com, SKAA wireless YouTube channel, and Facebook/.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada-based Eleven Engineering, Inc. is a market leader in microprocessors SiPs (System in Package) and modules designed for wireless audio for Home Theater, Multi-Room, Portable, and Pro Audio products. Eleven's XInC2 multithreaded processor was designed specifically for digital wireless audio applications but is also well suited for other realtime intensive microprocessor applications. Eleven's high-performance wireless audio semiconductors, equipped with XInC2 wireless processor cores, are complete solutions for high-quality digital wireless audio transport.

Developed by Eleven, SKAA is the new standard for wireless audio. With guaranteed, seamless compatibility between all products incorporating it, SKAA is the modern-day wireless equivalent to the venerable RCA audio cable of the past, which for decades enabled anyone to freely connect audio products to each other regardless of brand.  SKAA’s adoption is growing exponentially in key audio markets including:  Pro, DJ, Whole House, Home Theater, Party Speakers, Outdoor & Garden, Marine & Power Sports. www.skaa.com

Audio Components International, Inc. (ACI) was founded in Los Angeles, CA in 1995 to serve the major consumer electronics brands with design and develop expertise for loudspeaker products. Using decades of vast experience in acoustical, mechanical, and electrical engineering, ACI works to increase customers capacity and productivity while seamlessly integrating with the customer’s sales, engineering, and quality teams. ACI leverages 30+ years of relationships with several of the industry’s leading manufacturers to match market demands with factory capabilities along with continuing innovation, thereby ensuring successful products in the marketplace.  

Oklahoma City, Okla., May 10, 2022 -- DD AUDIO®, a manufacturer of high-quality mobile audio products for the masses, is proud to introduce the DD REDLINE PSW Subwoofers. These REDLINE PSW subs have the DD power, the DD performance, and the True to the Source® sound that only DD can deliver at an unbeatable value.

They’re built to level up your power handling so you can level up your bass at a steal of a price!

Available in 10,12, and 15 inch sizes with Dual 2 and Dual 4 Ohm voice coil options, the REDLINE PSW’s are easy to use in a wide range of installations.

Rated for 300-600 watts RMS for the 10 and 12 inch sizes and 400-700 watts RMS for the 15 inch; these beastly subs are easily able to handle enough power to deliver those mirror shaking lows you crave.

The featured Power Tuned suspensions are designed to work best in high efficiency ported enclosures.

For optimized power handling the REDLINE PSW Series uses high temp aluminum former voice coils. The 10” and 12” use a large diameter 2.5” coil while the 15” uses a massive 3” coil. To further aid in heat dissipation, the PSWs also employ vented frames for better airflow to the voice coil surface.

Equipped with a 100 oz magnet for the 10 and 12 inch sizes and a 115 oz magnet for the 15 inch, these large and powerful motor structures provide the needed energy and control to aggressively drive these high excursion subwoofers with maximum precision.

Featuring staple DD AUDIO EROM (Extended Range Of Motion) surround technology, the DD REDLINE PSW Series boasts high excursion play and maximized cone surface area. Adding to the high excursion capabilities, extended pole pieces and bumped back plates allow voice coils to safely travel from peak to peak when the subwoofer is pushed to its excursion limits.

DD REDLINE - SOLID PERFORMANCE. SIZABLE SAVINGS

Visit ddaudio.com/rl-psw-series to learn more about REDLINE PSW Subwoofers.

Chris Bennett looks to fuel Maxxsonics with more growth and sales

Libertyville, Ill. – Effective Wednesday, May 4, Chris Bennett will be joining Maxxsonics as a National Sales Manager. Chris will be adding more growth and company outreach while driving sales in 2022 and beyond.

On joining the Maxxsonics team and his new position, Chris Bennett, National Sales Manager at Maxxsonics, said, “What a great opportunity it is for me to join the team here. To say that I’m excited would be an understatement. I look forward to helping our dealers, distribution partners, and representatives grow with flourish using any of our Maxxsonics brands. There is so much already in the works that will solidify the Maxxsonics brands with ALL of our direct dealers and distribution partners.”

Previously, Chris was the Director of Mobile Audio at AudioControl as well a National Key Account Manager at Metra Electronics. He also owned a successful retail shop in California called Audio Habitat. With nearly 30 years of service in the 12v community his passion for car audio is well known. On the new hiring, Alden Stiefel, President of Maxxsonics, said, “I am so glad to have Chris as he brings a lot of experience and perspective to the Maxxsonics team. We’re certainly excited to have Chris here!”

As a National Sales Manager at Maxxsonics, Chris will be creating products and opportunities for direct dealers and helping Maxxsonics distribution partners grow and thrive. In addition, he will be educating and training clients so they can make the most out of using our products and building our brands to be the best they have ever been. Chris will help strengthen the reputation of all Maxxsonics brands, putting them on a pedestal of recognition, notice, and brand awareness.

On the new hiring, Sam Dattalo, Vice President of Sales, added, “I am reinvigorated to welcome Chris Bennett into the Maxxsonics family. Seeing what he brings to the table regarding sales strategy and company growth has me very excited. His experience in the audio industry and his wealth of contacts will undoubtedly lead to his success.” As 2022 approaches its midpoint, Maxxsonics is looking forward to having Chris bring his experience, new sales plans, growth, and fresh perspective in the car audio, Marine, and Powersports markets and his critical relationships in each industry.

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/.

Mobile Electronics Specialty Retailers Subscribing to MEA Can Offer Snap’s Flexible, Pay-Over-Time Financing to Customers
 
May 5, 2022—Salt Lake City— Snap Finance (Snap), provider of fast, flexible pay-over-time digital financing options, today announced that the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) has named Snap as a Preferred Financing Partner. Through this partnership, mobile electronics specialty retailers nationwide can confidently offer Snap’s pay-over-time financing to customers who are rebuilding their credit.
 
The Mobile Electronics Association consists of manufacturers, retailers, and service providers of automotive aftermarket technology products. Through trade shows and conferences, the MEA provides top-notch education, networking opportunities, and business services designed to advance the professionalism and profitability for all of the industry's stakeholders. Its trade-only publication, Mobile Electronics magazine, strives to serve as the industry's most-read and trusted resource for news.By naming Snap a preferred partner, the MEA advises their subscribers to process Snap’s financing first to ensure a higher approval rate for customers.
 
“Snap Finance provides transparent financing that our member retailers can offer to help their customers gain access to great new audio technology for their vehicles,” said Chris Cook, president of the MEA. “We’re pleased to name Snap as a Preferred Financing Partner. Their pay-over-time solution will help our members increase sales and grow their businesses.”
 
Snap’s financing solution takes a more holistic view of consumers with credit challenges, resulting in more sales for the retailer and a better way for customers to purchase the high-ticket items they want and need. Snap offers online and in-store financing solutions that empower retailers to get customers approved in minutes with the lowest rates around. With Snap as a Preferred Financing Partner, retailers can close more sales with no additional cost or financing risk. Customers receive a transparent, flexible solution that allows them to pay for car audio equipment and services on a schedule tailored to their pay cycle.
 
“Snap believes that modern payment solutions should look at each consumer as an individual deserving of an opportunity to purchase the things they want and need, despite past credit challenges,” said Rex Northern, senior vice president and general manager of Business Solutions and Enterprise Group for Snap Finance. “We’re proud to be named a preferred financing partner for members of the MEA to help them close even more sales and help their customers rebuild their credit scores in the process.”
 
For more information about the partnership and its benefits for car audio retailers, visit http://mobile-electronics.com/snap.
 
About the Mobile Electronics Association
The Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) has a mission to educate, inform and empower the industry. It is an organization of professionals who market products and services that enhance the driving experience. Membership includes retailers, manufacturers, distributors, manufacturer’s representatives and others related to the mobile electronics industry who realize professionalism and continuing education are cornerstones for successful business. The MEA serves as the safe and neutral field where all parts of the industry can gather to learn from and share with one another. For more information, visit http://mobile-electronics.com/.
 
About Snap Finance
Since 2012, Snap has been on a mission to bring flexible, pay-over-time financing options to all consumers. Snap’s world-class team of enthusiastic, friendly problem-solvers has harnessed the power of data to empower customers of all credit types and to help retailers close more sales. Its proprietary technology brings together machine learning, non-traditional risk variables, and years of data to create an industry-leading decisioning platform. Snap enables retailers to bring modern payment options to consumers who are still growing or rebuilding their credit profiles. Snap’s payment solutions are accepted at more than 300,000 merchants. For more information, visit snapfinance.com
 
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All Profits from Eleven Engineering’s Skaastore.com for the Month of May Will Be Donated to OrganizationsThat are Directly Helping Ease the Humanitarian Crisis In and Around Ukraine, and Challenging Other Canadian Companies to do the Same

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, May 4, 2022 – Eleven Engineering, Inc. (elevenengineering.com), a market leader in semiconductor products for wireless audio for professional, home theater, multi-room, portable, 12-volt (car, truck, motorcycle, power sports, marine) and gaming applications, has announced that it will donate its May 2022 profits from its Skaastore.com to help support Ukrainian refugees in dire need of assistance during the current crisis with Russia.

“May is a month to get angry and a month to do something about it,” said John Sobota, Eleven Engineering CEO. “We are heartbroken for the Ukrainian refugees fleeing to neighboring countries and those stuck in the warzone, as well as outraged by the needless humanitarian crisis caused by Russian’s unprovoked invasion. Putin’s a bully of the worst sort. He’s given orders to take Ukraine, even if that means killing civilians, and no one really even knows yet how many women and children have been displaced and killed already. He’s threatened all countries who would aid Ukraine with nuclear reprisal. But giving in to a bully never works…it just enables them and leads to even worse situations and outcomes.”

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, home to Eleven Engineering’s headquarters, has the largest Ukrainian population of any Canadian city. “And this fact really hits home for us,” Sobota said.

As a result, Eleven Engineering is not only pledging all SKAAstore profits for the month of May to go towards Ukraine support, it is also announcing a call-to-arms to other Canadian-based companies.

“What Eleven Engineering is doing here is a small thing, and Ukraine’s neighboring countries can also only do so much,” Sobota conceded. “So, Canadians need to pitch in as much as possible and that will make a difference. As a result, we’re challenging all Canadian companies to speak out and donate their profits in May, as well. Donate to where exactly? That’s up to them as we are still researching the best places to send the funds we’re raising this month and we’ll announce the donations' destination(s) in June.”

As May rolls along, Eleven Engineering invites everyone to share their first-hand stories of heroes from this conflict on its social media platforms.

“We believe that most Russians would refuse to carry out the horrors of which Putin’s army has been ordered to do,” Sobota continued. “Most Russians refuse to become animals. We salute those inside Russia who risk their lives by openly protesting the war. We salute the Russian soldiers who’ve turned to fight for Ukraine, refusing to kill their Ukrainian brothers and their families to fulfill Putin’s agenda. These are real heroes.”  #NotAllRussians

Sobota’s decision to donate profits and his call-to-action are based on these numerous factors, and more.

“We’re in the audio market in no small part because it’s as far away from war and violence as you can get,” Sobota explained. “But when something as horrible as this happens, plain and simple, it’s everyone’s responsibility to do something about it. We see heroes on television every day that are fighting back against this aggression, and we want to do something for those that have been displaced, or worse. That’s why we’re donating SKAAstore profits from May and working to encourage others to help in their own way through our social media channels.”

SKAA is the new wireless HiFi audio standard developed by Eleven Engineering, Inc. SKAA transmitters work with iOS & Android mobile devices, Mac & Windows computers, televisions, and just about any product with a line output or a headphone jack. SKAA is also available as a built-in technology not requiring an external transmitter in purpose-designed partner products, which are featured at SKAA.com. In environments laden with heavy Wi-Fi and Bluetooth traffic, SKAA navigates through these hostile environments with best-in-class reliability. SKAA also allows for uninterrupted audio signals which are delivered with the highest sound quality to all speakers without the latency that is inherent in other wireless solutions.

For more information, please contact Rex Whitehead at 480-650-3979 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and please visit www.elevenengineering.com, www.SKAA.com, SKAA wireless YouTube channel, and Facebook.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada-based Eleven Engineering, Inc. is a market leader in microprocessors SiPs (System in Package) and modules designed for wireless audio for Home Theater, Multi-Room, Portable, and Pro Audio products. Eleven's XInC2 multithreaded processor was designed specifically for digital wireless audio applications but is also well suited for other realtime intensive microprocessor applications.

Eleven's high-performance wireless audio semiconductors, equipped with XInC2 wireless processor cores, are complete solutions for high-quality digital wireless audio transport. WFD™, Eleven's proprietary wireless audio transport protocol, has a narrow footprint in the radio spectrum, delivering both best-in-class coexistence with WiFi / Bluetooth and unparalleled Quality of Service.

Momento M7 records in 2K QHD with 3-Channel Support for Front, Rear and Interior Vehicle Surveillance

May 3rd, 2022 – (SEATTLE. WASHINGTON): Firstech, the Seattle-based maker of Momento and Compustar vehicle security solutions, has announced the release of the Momento M7, a 3-channel dash camera system with 2K QHD recording and battery-saving technology.

The Momento M7 is now available for preorder and will begin shipping in early May from Firstech’s new distribution center in Texas. All-Time High Dash Cam Awareness As more drivers return to their regular morning commutes, mobile electronics retailers have reported a surge in customer demand for dash camera solutions, otherwise known as “dash cams.”

Retail experts and analysts have attributed this growth in consumer awareness to the effectiveness of dash cams in fighting accident fraud and the rising trend of viral video recordings of on-road incidents. In response to this growth, the Momento M7 arrives as a key addition to Firstech’s Momento brand of dash cams. The M7, or MD-7200, includes two cameras for front and rear recording along with an additional video input for a third camera. M7’s front camera records in 2K QHD, promising clearer visibility of details such as license plate numbers or faces – key ingredients in fighting accident fraud.

“ECO” Battery Saving Technology Despite their rise in popularity, dash cameras have faced one consistent obstacle: car battery depletion. For a dash camera to monitor activity around a parked vehicle, it needs to constantly draw current from the battery. In as little as a day, a dash camera could completely drain a car’s battery. The Momento M7 addresses this issue head-on with the introduction of “ECO” mode. “ECO” mode is Firstech’s new battery-saving technology that reduces the M7’s power consumption by up to 90% while the vehicle is parked. It works by turning off the M7’s image sensor and instead using radar to detect motion in front of the vehicle.

When the M7 front camera detects a vehicle or person approaching the vehicle, the system will reactivate the cameras’ image sensors and begin recording. The utilization of radar greatly reduces battery usage while retaining full motion detection capabilities. More About M7 Momento M7 will serve as the brand’s co-flagship product along with the M6, which Firstech released in 2019. Whereas the M6 features a companion mobile app for iOS and Android devices, the M7 is an “all-in-one” device that has a 2-inch touch LCD screen built into the camera for reviewing video.

In addition to the touch LCD, the Momento website touts the 3-channel M7 as having an enhanced low-light image sensor, on-board GPS antenna, and industry-leading 2-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty (most other dash cam brands offer 1-year of warranty protection). To learn more about the Momento M7, please visit www.MomentoCam.com or follow the brand’s Instagram page @momentocam. MSRP for M7 (MD-7200) will be $379.99. Dealers interested in reselling the Momento M7 can contact an authorized Firstech distributor and/or sales representative - or visit www.myfirstech.com.

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.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (May. 4, 2022) – Alps Alpine North America, Inc. (“Alpine”), is now shipping the iLX-507, a High-Resolution 2-DIN 7-inch Multimedia Receiver.

New Benchmark for Dash Performance

For those looking to upgrade their factory system with the latest in-vehicle technology but maintain a factory look on their dash, the iLX-507 features a standard 2-DIN chassis and fitment with a 7-inch WXGA High-Resolution Display (1280x720px) that fits into most dash openings.

The iLX-507 features High-Resolution Audio Playback (96kHz/24Bit) via a wired USB connection to a smartphone or wirelessly through Bluetooth® connection so music can be streamed from popular Hi-Res platforms like Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon Music HD, and more. The iLX-507 also has a USB input so Hi-Res music files can be played directly from a USB drive.

Features like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and built-in Bluetooth® hands-free calling with audio streaming allows access to music, messages, phone calls, and maps on a smartphone via a wired USB connection or wirelessly. These features are controlled through touch or voice commands with the included external microphone. The receiver is SiriusXM-Ready® (SXV-300G2 2018-Up Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately; SiriusXM subscription required) and includes built-in HD Radio® for additional entertainment options.  

Exciting System Expandability Options  

The iLX-507 includes two camera inputs to add a front, side, or rear camera (sold separately). The rearview camera input includes a distance guide display that overlays guidelines onto the screen for ease when moving in reverse. 

When used with the DVR-C320R Premium 1080P Front and Rear Dash Camera with built-in drive assist (sold separately), the iLX-507 can display real-time and recorded drives in high-definition and provide audible drive assist alerts like front collision, lane departure, and front car movement through the vehicle’s speakers.

On-board tuning features bring out the full potential of music playback with a 13-band parametric EQ per channel, for continuous frequency control. The 6-channel time correction ensures that music is staged properly in the front and center of the vehicle. Additional amplifiers can be added using the three sets of true 4V preamp outputs with front, rear, and subwoofer control if more power is needed.  

The iLX-507 is compatible with the new RUX-H02 Alpine Halo Bass and Volume Controller (sold separately). The controller easily mounts to the dash and allows quick-access controls to the subwoofer and main volume through a wireless Bluetooth® connection.

The iLX-507 is a Digital Media Receiver (no CD/DVD player). However, an HDMI input and output are included to connect a DVD player or even a smartphone for an all-digital audio and video connection through a single cable.   

Convenient System Compatibility  

Upgrading dash technology can often result in a loss of factory functionality such as steering wheel controls and access to engine codes. However, iLX-507 is compatible with the iDatalink® Maestro Module (sold separately) allowing select OEM features to be retained and vehicle information displayed on the screen.  

The iLX-507 is now shipping at a MAP of $749.95 and is available at Alpine Authorized retailers and at Preferred Online Stores. Authorized Installation Centers can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator. 

Features:

  • 7-inch WXGA High Resolution Display (1280x720px)
  • Standard 2-DIN Chassis
  • Hi-Res Audio Playback (96kHz/24Bit)
  • Wireless Hi-Res Audio (requires LDCA compatible device)
  • Apple CarPlay® (wireless and wired)
  • Android Auto™ (wireless and wired)  
  • The Google Assistant is available on Android Auto™
  • Bluetooth® built-in for hands-free calling and audio streaming  
  • SiriusXM-Ready® (SXV-300G2 2018-Up Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately; SiriusXM subscription required)
  • Built-in HD Radio® 
  • HDMI Input and Output  
  • AV Aux Input
  • Dual USB Input (1 data & 1 charge only port)
  • iDatalink® Maestro Connectivity 
  • DVR-C320R Alpine Dash Camera Compatible (camera sold separately)
  • Media Xpander®
  • MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC/APE music playback via USB 
  • H.264/MPEG-4/ AVC/MP4/MOV/FLV video playback via USB 
  • JPG/PNG/BMP USB photo viewer 
  • 2 Direct Camera Inputs (1 rear input & 1 input for front, side, or other)
  • Rearview distance guide display 
  • Steering wheel remote control ready  
  • External microphone included 
  • Built-in amplifier (18-watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels) 
  • 3 Pairs of preouts (True 4V) 
  • 13-band parametric EQ (per channel)
  • 6-channel time correction  
  • 24-bit DAC 
  • High pass crossover/low pass crossover: Front/Rear/Subwoofer
  • CTA-2006 compliant  

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

Recognition by One of the World’s Most Prestigious Design Awards for Industrial Products

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Apr. 28, 2022) – AlpineF#1Status, the pinnacle of car audio developed by Alps Alpine Co., Ltd. (TSE: 6770; President & CEO: Toshihiro Kuriyama), has won an iF Design Award 2022 in the Product category.

The iF Design Award is one of the world’s most prestigious design awards. This year, a total 10,776 products and projects were entered by 4,179 companies in 57 countries and rigorously evaluated by 132 design experts. As a result, 3,518 products and projects of 1973 companies won an award. This is the first time Alps Alpine has won the award.

More information can be found here: https://ifdesign.com/en/winner-ranking/project/alpine-f1-status/339254.

AlpineF#1Status, the pinnacle of car audio systems, is the first in the industry to achieve 384kHz/32bit high-resolution playback enabling immersive experiences inside the vehicle cabin that emulate a live performance. Besides outstanding performance specs, a dignified elegance comes through in an outward appearance stripped of superfluous decoration, as well as the graphical user interface (GUI), while the ability to take on and rapidly process voluminous audio source data is given expression through the tremendous potential hinted at in solid modeling and depth of the light indicator. Use of custom LEDs for hard-key illumination and other ideas for sound creation established over the years by Alps Alpine are inherited while much attention has been directed into the finer elements of design conjuring up a sense of overwhelmingly good sound in high-resolution playback.

The AlpineF#1Status status system was developed by Alps Alpine, with group company Alpine Electronics Marketing, Inc. launching global sales in December 2021. For more information, visit the product introduction page below https://www.alpine-usa.com/alpineflagship.

Established by Germany-based iF International Forum Design GmbH in 1953, the iF Design Award annually recognizes excellence in design in industrial products from across the globe. Included in the big three design awards with the International Design Excellence Awards and the Red Dot Design Award, it is known as one of the world’s most prestigious design awards. This year, a total 10,776 products and projects were entered by 4,179 companies in 57 countries and rigorously evaluated by 132 design experts. As a result, 3,518 products and projects of 1973 companies won an award.

RINGWOOD, Ill. – 5/2/2022 - Race Sport Lighting is pleased to announce the release of its new patented and innovative Solar Roof Cab Light System shipping to Retail locations soon. No Wire, No Holes, No Drilling involved! This Product was first previewed by Race Sport Lighting during the SEMA 2021 Show, and their sales and marketing team has been showing off the prototype at trade shows everywhere this year with an overwhelming popular response. Thousands of pre-orders are already awaiting the official shipping of this product to their store locations nationwide. This amazing new product is made in an ISO 9000 factory right here in the USA.

This USPTO patented technology is revolutionary, it is completely run by solar and vibrations sensors and requires no wiring or drilling of holes into the roof of the vehicle. Many shops avoid customer requests to sell and/or install cab lights because of the high risk or liability involved into drilling into a customer’s brand new truck. This innovative product allows all dealers to now add Cab Roof Lights to their list of products they sell or install and eliminates the complex installation and liability concerns that traditional wired version have. For shops that already do the old wire version cab roof lights systems, their techs typically take 4-6 hours to do these jobs, or all day basically. With Race Sport Lightings New Solar cab light systems, their techs can have the system installed in 30-minutes and move on to other jobs or products on that vehicle.

“This is one of the most exciting single products launches our company has ever had. The patented solar cab light technology is such a unique solution to a major problem in the marketplace. Our team has had the 1st prototype on the company vehicle for the last 2 years and it has very successfully gone through two Chicago winters and working strong today. The quality and performance make this one of the best roof cab light systems on the marketplace,” said Steve Jergensen, President of Race Sport Lighting.

The Part number for the Solar Cab Light System is #1007472 and it is only available in amber color right now. Race Sport Lighting will be releasing the white LED version late in the summer of 2022 under the same patent. The 1007472 system starts shipping very soon in May to distributors and retailers nationwide. Pre-orders are being accepted for this product right now.

To learn more about this system, please watch this In The Garage video from the partners at Total Truck Centers.

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 primarily. 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 for AutoGear, AAM Group, MESA, Tint World franchises, and Restylers International just to name a few in the industry.

Become a USA Reseller today - https://www.racesportinc.com/customer/account/create/

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Auburn Hills, Mich. (Apr 20, 2022) – Alps Alpine North America, Inc. (“Alpine”), will attend the 2022 Jeep Beach Vendor Show at the Daytona International Speedway in booth E1 from Friday, April 29 to Saturday, April 30 where they will unveil exciting new vehicle-specific products designed uniquely for the Jeep® driver.
 
Exciting New Product Releases
Featuring the latest in Jeep®-specific dash and sound system offerings from Alpine, a 2018 Jeep® Wrangler will be on-site for product demonstrations. Jeep Beach attendees will be the first to 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. New to this display is High-Resolution Audio Playback (96kHz/24Bit) that 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 Roco 4x4 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®.
 
Jeep®is a registered trademark of Stellantis NV
 
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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.
 
CONTACTS:
Alps Alpine North America Media Contact  
Allison Saunders   
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Apr. 27, 2022) –Alps Alpine North America, Inc. (“Alpine”), is now shipping two new Dual 8” Alpine Halo Preloaded Truck Subwoofer Enclosures with ProLink™. The enclosures come preloaded with Alpine’s 8” S-Series (S-DB8V-TRK) and next-generation R-Series (R2-DB8V-TRK) subwoofers and feature an adjustable linking design.
 
Designed for Trucks
The Truck Subwoofer Enclosures were intentionally designed for the space underneath the backseat. Two 8” subwoofers are preloaded into a compact enclosure for under-the-seat installation and linked with a ProLink™ bracket that can adjust from 40”-51” to fit most full-size truck applications, including the 2018-Up RAM 1500 (crew cab), 2015-Up Ford F-150 (crew cab), 2018-Up GMC Sierra/Chevrolet Silverado (crew cab), 2011 – 2018 Jeep® Wrangler (in cargo area), and 2020 – Up Jeep® Gladiator. Height-adjustable “feet” accommodate uneven truck floors for a secure install.
Centered on the enclosures is an integrated amplifier mount tray that’s optimized for Alpine’s mono power amplifiers. This convenient design ensures that the entire system can be installed underneath the seat.
 
High-Performance Subwoofers
Each enclosure comes preloaded with high-performance subwoofers that are tuned for the unique cabin environment of the truck and add deep, accurate bass to the sound system. The ported enclosures house 8” S-Series (S-DB8V-TRK) or next-generation R-Series (R2-DB8V-TRK) subwoofers that provide options in both power and price. The 600W RMS S-DB8V-TRK was designed for optimum performance at an approachable price while the 750W RMS R2-DB8V-TRK feature deeper, more authoritative bass that can be played at higher volumes.
The enclosures were designed with dual voice coil drivers, wired in parallel for a 2Ω load to take the guesswork out of choosing an amplifier that’s compatible in power rating.
 
Groundbreaking Alpine Halo Design
The new Truck Subwoofer Enclosures join the Alpine Halo Family with a premium, unmistakable design. The enclosure pulls design cues from the Alpine Halo Display with unique, curved edges outlined by a silver trim and a front link bracket cover with an Alpine logo badge. The enclosures are built with sturdy, 5/8” MDF construction covered in a premium black carpet that will provide a premium look in the truck.
 
The R2-DB8V-TRK and S-DB8V-TRK are now shipping at a MAP of $799.95 and $699.95 respectively and are available at Alpine Authorized retailers and at Preferred Online Stores. Authorized Installation Centers can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator. 
 
Features:
  • Groundbreaking Alpine Halo Design 
  • ProLink™ ported enclosure design 
  • Rugged center link plate links two preloaded enclosures together  
  • Integrated amplifier tray
  • Adjustable linking design adjusts width from 51” – 40” to fit most full-size trucks  
  • Compact design allows for under the seat installation in most full-size trucks  
  • Rubber, modular stackable foot design accommodates uneven truck floor under seat areas  
  • Optimized for 2018-Up RAM 1500 (crew cab), 2015-Up Ford F-150 (crew cab), 2018-Up GMC Sierra/Chevrolet Silverado (crew cab), 2011 – 2018 Jeep® Wrangler (in cargo area), and 2020 – Up Jeep® Gladiator
  • Ported enclosures with high performance subwoofers  
  • 600W RMS (S-DB8V-TRK) or 750W RMS (R2-DB8V-TRK) Power Handling 
  • Includes two preloaded S-W8D2 8” S-Series subwoofers (S-DB8V-TRK) or R2-W8D2 8” R-Series subwoofers (R2-DB8V-TRK)
  • CARB compliant 5/8" MDF construction 
  • Premium black carpet 
  • Front link bracket cover with an Alpine logo badge
  • Side-firing cabin loading ports
  • Premium Alpine wire terminals
  • Twist-Lock Grille Mount System (grilles sold separately)
  • Dimensions: 51” W (max)/40” W (min) x 8-3/4” (H) x 13-3/4” (D) 
  • Dual voice coils Wired in Parallel for a 2Ω Load (S-DB8V-TRK compatible with S-A60M; R2-DB8V-TRK compatible with R2-A75M) 
  • Custom spring-loaded speaker terminals fit up to 12AWG speaker wire 
  • 2Ω Impedance 
  • Frequency Response: 34Hz-200Hz (S-DB8V-TRK) or 32Hz-200Hz (R2-DB8V-TRK)
  • Vented Enclosure Tuning Frequency: 36Hz 
  • Sensitivity: 84dB
 
Jeep® is a registered trademark of Stellantis NV
 
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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.

Holly Hill, Fla. – April 22, 2022 – Metra Electronics® has added to their lineup of Jeep® accessories. Now shipping are two new vehicle-specific amplifier installation kits designed to fit the 2018-Up Jeep® Wrangler JL and the 2020-Up Gladiator JT models with aftermarket radios. These kits include the installation accessories needed to install aftermarket amplifiers and subwoofers with ease. Both of these kits feature T-Spec® fuse blocks and V10 fully tinned power cables that are built to withstand the harsh environments that Jeep® drivers tend to explore. These all-in-one packages are designed to minimize installation time while providing aesthetically-pleasing audio system upgrades.

Single Amp Installation Kit - Fits Jeep® Wrangler JL 2018-Up and Gladiator JT 2020-Up

The JP-18AMP-1 single amp installation kit includes everything you need to install your aftermarket amplifier and subwoofer equipment. Included is cut-to-length wiring, a mounting bracket to secure the fuse holder in a predetermined location, under-the-seat amp rack, and a detailed step-by-step instruction book.

Product Specifications:

  • Full installation kit to add an amp & subwoofer
  • Includes (1) vehicle-specific fuse holder bracket with (1) MANL T-Spec® fuse block
  • Cut-to-length braided 4AWG T-Spec® V10 fully tinned marine-grade power and ground cables
  • Cut-to-length 2-channel T-Spec® V10 RCAs, remote wire, and 12AWG speaker wire
  • Includes (1) under-the-seat black powder-coated amp rack
  • Includes all necessary mounting and installation hardware
  • 3 year limited warranty
  • Not compatible with factory-amplified vehicles
  • Designed for use in aftermarket radio installations using small form-factor amplifiers only

Dual-Amp Installation Kit - Fits Jeep® Wrangler JL 2018-Up and Gladiator JT 2020-Up

The JP-18AMP-2 dual-amp installation kit includes everything needed to install two aftermarket amplifiers and a subwoofer with ease. Included is cut-to-length wiring, a mounting bracket to secure the two T-Spec® fuse holders, two under-the-seat amp racks, and a detailed step-by-step instruction book. An included T-harness provides a quick solution to give your amplifier’s power to your aftermarket speakers.

Product Specifications:

  • Full installation kit to add a 4-channel amp, subwoofer and sub amp
  • Includes (1) vehicle-specific fuse holder bracket with (2) MANL T-Spec® fuse blocks
  • Cut-to-length braided 4AWG T-Spec® V10 fully tinned marine-grade power and ground cables
  • Cut-to-length 4-channel T-Spec® V10 RCAs, remote wire, and 4-channel speaker wire
  • Cut-to-length 2-channel T-Spec® V10 RCAs, remote wire, and 12AWG speaker wire
  • Includes factory radio T-harness to retain the use of factory speaker wires
  • Includes (2) under-the-seat black powder-coated amp racks
  • Includes all necessary mounting and installation hardware
  • 3 year limited warranty
  • Not compatible with factory-amplified vehicles
  • Designed for use in aftermarket radio installations using small form-factor amplifiers only

These products are available now and shipping. Their launch coincides with the Jeep Beach event where Metra and Heise LED will display an assortment of their Jeep® accessories and other lighting products, April 24th through May 1st in Daytona Beach, Florida. Visit MetraOnline.com for more information and to view more vehicle-specific automotive accessories.

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 more than 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.

Holly Hill, Fla. – April 18, 2022 – Heise LED Lighting Systems® by Metra Electronics® has added to their RGB and RGBW LED product lineup. Now shipping is a universal RGBW LED Underglow Lighting Kit, RGBW Bulk Wire, and RGB Bulk Wire. These products are designed to be compatible with other Heise® RGB and RGBW products. They offer colorful, durable RGB and RGBW lighting solutions with less installation time and labor.

Universal RGBW LED Underglow Lighting Kit

The RGBW1-UNDGLED is a new vehicle lighting package for installers who want to add brilliant underglow lighting to a vehicle. The kit includes four sealed LED tubes, mounting hardware, and extension cables. This kit is rated IP67 and designed for both on and off-road vehicles. When set up with the Heise® RGBW-CB1 controller (sold separately), users can choose from a true white color PLUS 16 million different color options using the Metra RGBW smartphone app with pre-programmed lighting transitions, flash patterns, and more. A dual connection to the controller assures maximum current and even illumination. The RGBW-CB1 controller is sold separately and required for operation, and can be synced with additional compatible Heise® RGB and RGBW lighting products.

RGBW1-UNDGLED Product Specifications:

  • Includes (2) 48” and (2) 36” LED tubes
  • Dual connection to controller for maximum current and even illumination
  • Mounting hardware and extension cables included
  • Requires RGBW-CB1 controller (sold separately) that works with Metra® RGBW smartphone app
  • RGB LEDs plus true white LED color
  • IP rating: IP67
  • Not for use on public roads
  • 1 year limited warranty

RGBW Bulk Wire

The RGBW-250SPL Bulk Wire from Heise® is designed specifically for use with our Heise® RGBW lighting products. This wire features water-resistant black over-mold to protect the individual cables.This 5-in-1 OE style is easier to run and has better aesthetics than other wiring options. Red, green, blue, black and white wires are concealed within the over-mold to make this a 5-conductor wire. This bulk wire comes in a convenient 250 foot spool.

RGBW-250SPL Product Specifications:

  • Length: 250 feet
  • Gauge: 22 Gauge
  • Wire colors: R/G/B/BL/W
  • Water-resistant black over-mold
  • Works exclusively with Heise® RGBW lighting products
  • 1 year limited warranty

RGB Bulk Wire

The RGB-250SPL Bulk Wire from Heise® is designed specifically for use with our Heise® RGB lighting products. This wire features water-resistant black over-mold to protect the individual cables. This 4-in-1 OE style is easier to run and has better aesthetics than other wiring options. Red, green, blue and black wires are concealed within the over-mold to make this a 4-conductor wire. This bulk wire comes in a convenient 250 foot spool.

RGB-250SPL Product Specifications:

  • Length: 250 feet
  • Gauge: 22 Gauge
  • Wire colors: R/G/B/BL
  • Water-resistant black over-mold
  • Works exclusively with Heise® RGB lighting products
  • 1 year limited warranty

These products are in stock and shipping now. Visit MetraOnline.com for more information.

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 more than 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.

Oklahoma City, Okla., April 18, 2022 -- DD AUDIO®, a manufacturer of high-quality mobile audio products for the masses, is making it easier than ever to experience Superior Motorcycle Audio on Harley-Davidsons® with DD AUDIO’s new amplifier brackets and OEM radio EQ flash.

Designed in-house and manufactured in Oklahoma City, OK, the HDSGBKT and HDRGBKT amplifier brackets fit 2014 (and up) Harley-Davidson Street Glide and Road Glide motorcycles, allowing DD AUDIO’s D4.100a amplifier to easily and securely mount in stock fairing locations without any modifications. Factory bracing and bolts are used to secure the brackets in place eliminating the need for extra bracket mounting hardware.

Once the amplifier is installed you can make sure it’s getting the proper input signal by flashing it with TechnoResearch’s Centurion Audio module and the DD AUDIO radio EQ flash. The TechnoResearch Centurion Audio module allows an installer to custom configure the OEM infotainment system on 1995-2021 Harley-Davidsons. Additionally, technicians can monitor select engine parameters and read and clear diagnostic trouble codes.

Be on the lookout for more exciting motorcycle specific products to come soon, and for a live demo come to the DD AUDIO booth at the Black Wall Street Rally, May 13-14 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Complete Integrated Kit For Dodge Charger, Challenger & Chrysler 300, And Flush-Mount Kit For Toyota Tacoma

Clearwater, Fla. (April 12, 2022) – PAC, the industry leader in vehicle technology integration, launched a fully integrated 2015 – 2021 Dodge Charger, Challenger and Chrysler 300 kit for the Stinger HEIGH10 multimedia head unit under its well-known radio integration brand, RadioPRO Advanced.

The kit (part number: SRK-CHR15H), enables you to upgrade the factory radio in any of these vehicle applications with a show-stopping 10-inch touchscreen multimedia system (HEIGH10 sold separately), while providing access to vehicle information screens and maintaining a beautiful factory look and feel. The kit includes everything you need including plug-n-play harnesses for an easy, seamless install.

With the SRK-CHR15H kit you retain key features such as steering wheel controls, factory amplifier and factory backup camera (if equipped). In addition, add new customizable screens to your infotainment experience including complete climate controls, real-time performance gauges, tire pressure, door status, engine status, and access over 70+ customizable vehicle settings (when equipped).

In addition, last month PAC added to its vehicle-specific kit lineup, a 2016 – 2021 Toyota Tacoma installation kit. The SR-TAC16H plug-n-play kit enables you to upgrade your factory head unit with a HEIGH10 infotainment system, enabling features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 4 camera inputs, built-in amplifier and many more!

The SR-TAC16H retails for $429 and the SRK-CHR15H retails for $749.

To order contact your local PAC sales representative or get more information at www.pac-integrate.com. If you are interested in becoming an authorized PAC dealer, contact our Global Headquarters, 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, Connects2, EchoMaster, Stinger, and AudioControl 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.

STILLWATER, USA – April 12, 2022 - KICKER® bids a heartfelt farewell to industry veteran and 18-year Director of Global Marketing, Kevin Campbell.

Since joining KICKER in 2004, Campbell has guided the company’s “Livin’ Loud®” message by creating experiences that embody the music that car-audio fans crave.

“It’s been 18 years of total fun,” Campbell said. “I’ve always admired the (KICKER) brand and the way they do business. People talk about KICKER being family; it really has that feel. The kind of place where we all have to work hard, but there’s an atmosphere – a social feeling that is genuine and caring that comes from the top.”

Veteran employees and former marketing associate directors Ron Burnett and Roger Demaree with fill the position as co-directors, splitting Campbell’s duties to continue the department rolling on its current path. Burnett and Demaree bring 48 years of combined industry experience to their new roles.

For the past four decades, Campbell held pivotal roles in some of the most iconic brands in car audio, having led the sales and marketing teams for Rockford Fosgate, Precision Power, TubeDriver and Morel America prior to joining KICKER.

As KICKER searched for a marketing director in 2004, company founder Steve Irby had a desire for 12-volt industry experience and a strong background of leadership for the role.

“We were looking for someone in the industry that knew marketing, somebody that was well seasoned in the industry,” Irby said. “Kevin’s name came up immediately, and with his strong background in marketing, he took to it right away.”

During his tenure, Campbell focused on connecting the brand with consumers and the 12-volt industry in equal measure. For example, he acknowledged that attending MEA KnowledgeFest served to keep the brand connected with retailers and distributors, while participating in the HOT ROD Power Tour raised awareness for the rod and custom community. KICKER’s continued commitment to attending the annual SEMA Show served to strengthen bonds between the company’s automotive manufacturing partners and an increasingly large number of KICKER’s core dealers.

In 2020 when COVID-19 resulted in the cancellation of most events, Campbell greenlit a massive in-house undertaking to broadcast a weekly, online audio-centric show dubbed “KICKER UnMasked.” Taking the brand virtual through streaming video was arguably the most significant event that KICKER marketing had completed in the past two years.

The presentation of KICKER directly connected to live music continues to be a high priority. Campbell successfully aligned the brand with artists like Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tim Montana and Nashville label Reviver Music. Events like the KICKER Country Stampede (music festival) gave music lovers a chance to experience the same passion and performance that drives KICKER to recreate great sound in a vehicle.

“Since he came on board, we’ve evolved into a more focused marketing machine,” Irby continued. “He had strong opinions and experience in the industry that go way back. He was fair and easy to work with, with a quick wit and an unmatched sense of humor. We will really miss his wisdom and experience.”

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.

Rockford Fosgate is a registered trademark of Rockford Corporation.

Precision Power and PPI are registered trademarks of Precision Power.

Morel and Morel America are proprietary marks of Morel (I.L.) Ltd.

HOT ROD is a registered trademark of the Motor Trend Group, LLC.

Reviver Music is a registered trademark of Reviver Entertainment Group.

NEW for 2022, Autotek MEAN MACHINE amplifiers bring extreme power in a smaller footprint

Libertyville, Ill. – Car audio is about to transform with power that is mean and extreme all in a smaller footprint. No matter the installation size or space available in your vehicle, ALL-NEW for 2022, Autotek MEAN MACHINE amplifiers deliver an experience that brings out higher sound quality with minimum distortion levels while maintaining a more compact and slimmer size. Embrace clear sound that brings out every detail of any song from any genre of audio. Showcased in a sleek, black finish - MEAN MACHINE amplifiers make a bold statement wherever placed in audio installations.

Sam Dattalo, Vice President of Sales at Maxxsonics, said, “This ALL-NEW MEAN MACHINE car audio line of amplifiers is for the audio enthusiasts who want the biggest power in their vehicle installations. Making the biggest power that any line of Autotek amplifiers has ever created while giving you even more space in your vehicle installation, MEAN MACHINE amplifiers deliver sound that’s crisp, clean, and LOUD. Your expectation of car audio will raise when you hear your music transform into vibrant adrenaline of clarity, power, and attitude in every listening session.”

About the MEAN MACHINE Amplifiers Line

Featuring a much smaller footprint in size that creates extreme power with PRO-FI™ high-speed MOSFETS and high sound quality, with minimum distortion levels, audio becomes fueled with new levels of playback. Heavy-duty aluminum alloy heatsink with illuminated logo adds a vibrant display and showcase, while an efficient D-Class topology drives additional power to frequencies while remaining a small footprint.

FEATURES INCLUDE:

• LOW NOISE PREAMPLIFIER CIRCUIT: Maximum low voltage signal from the source unit comes into the amplifier through a low voltage circuit

• RCA INPUTS: RCA inputs and outputs provide the highest sound quality connection

• ELECTRONIC EQUALIZER: Electronic equalizer provides control of amplifier output with onboard electronic crossover to tailor frequencies to speakers and subwoofers

• OUTPUT CONNECTIONS: Nickel-plated brass connection with hex set screw terminals allows for secure connection while resisting erosion

“Autotek engineers have made a focused effort to develop high-end technology that delivers high-powered music. Powering music with low output distortion and low-noise electronic crossovers to direct the right amount of critical midrange and high frequency to speakers, every MEAN MACHINE amplifier gives your audio an entirely new listening experience that places you in the center of your music. The time is now to secure your order - so you don’t miss out on this MEAN listening opportunity,” concluded Dattalo. Audio deserves power that is clean, compact, and ready for any machine. With Autotek MEAN MACHINE amplifiers, sound will perform at the highest playback quality while bringing out MEAN power in the tightest vehicle installations. Make sure to contact your sales representative or customer service at 847-540- 7700 immediately to secure your order. See complete line details on the Autotek website at https://autotekcaraudio.com/.

April 07, 2022 - Ringwood, Ill. - Every year, Race Sport Lighting recognizes the distributors, dealers, and sales reps that make a difference in the industry and perform at the highest level to service their customer with their products. This year is no exception, as 6 key partners are announced in the industry. Here are the Best of 2021:

Dealer of the Year: Auto Tint City Outfitters, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

WD Distributor of the Year: Sound Distributions, Tukwila, Washington

Tint World Franchise of the Year: Tint World #12, Lubbock, Texas

M.E.S.A. Member of the Year: Horizon Audio, Ohio

AAM Member of the Year: Tri-State Enterprises, Ft. Smith, Arkansas

Manufacturer Rep of the Year: End Result Marketing, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

“I am so glad to see all these Partners do so well with Race Sport Lighting. Some added displays and sales took off. All of them at least doubled sales from the previous year. All of them embraced the newest products from Race Sport Lighting, including the new Projector Series, and our PNP bulbs,” said Race Sport Lighting Sales Manager, Dave Hudson.

“I always love presenting these awards every year to our key partners in the industry. These are the partners that not only stick out in their numbers, but their passion for the industry and their dedication to growing the lighting category. They regularly go outside of the box to perform at a higher level than the competition in their geographical areas,” said Race Sport Lighting President, Steve Jergensen.

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 primarily. Founded in 2007, Race Sport Lighting is going on 15+ years 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 them the position of Preferred Lighting Vendor for MESA, Tint World franchises, AAM Group, AutoGear, and Restylers International just to name a few in the industry.

Become a USA Reseller today: https://www.racesportinc.com/customer/account/create/

Become a Canadian Reseller today: https://www.racesportlighting.ca/customer/account/create/

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