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LONG BEACH, CALIF., October 20th, 2022 -- JVC Mobile Entertainment in conjunction with the Elite Distributor Alliance (EDA) have announced they will be hosting their 1st-ever “Hot Shots” sales training seminar October 21st-23rd in Orlando, FL. Headliners and demonstrations will be conducted by industry affiliates including Jim Warren (Elite Distributor Alliance), Matt Yerger (iDatalink), Dean Beyett & Fernando Lopez (5 Star), along with several internal JVC staff members.

Several “Hot Shot” sales personnel from EDA distributors across the country have been invited to experience this exclusive one-of-a-kind sales training. Through classroom-style presentations, hands-on demonstrations, and more, attendees will leave feeling confident in being able to successfully sell and support their retailers with the JVC mobile entertainment product line.  

“With JVC and the EDA’s shared mission of looking to improve the business of its members and retailers, providing this type of intimate training environment is essential to our collective growth,” said Ron Trout, Director of JVC Mobile Entertainment Sales. “Our mission is simple; we want to empower our EDA-member sales partners with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to feel proud about what they sell, what they do, and how they do it.”

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.      

Holly Hill, Fla. – October 20, 2022 – Axxess® by Metra Electronics® has expanded its product line to include additional vehicle applications for popular integration solutions and will showcase these new products at the SEMA show on November 1st-4th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Now shipping are new vehicle-specific DSP packages, amp retention interfaces, STOP/START engine override interfaces, AXTC Series interfaces, line output converters, and DSP T-harnesses. These new integration accessories are designed to help installers deliver upgraded sound systems and everyday convenience to drivers, with less labor and work in the install bay. New products launching at SEMA include:

DSP Packages

Axxess's new DSPL and DSPX packages fit select Chrysler, Lincoln, BMW, and GM vehicles, including industry-leading solutions designed for Ethernet amplifiers in BOSE sound systems. These products feature combined digital signal processor and Interface technologies that allow installers to upgrade their music experience and customize their sound system. The DSP reflashes the OE radio and gives full tuning control from the palm of your hand. It is designed to integrate with factory audio systems and offers easy sound system expansion. Axxess' DSPL series provides six channels of output and a 15-band graphic EQ per channel, while the DSPX series features 10 channels of output and a 31-band graphic EQ per channel. Both products offer selectable crossover slopes. These products feature independent equalization for each output and the ability to read, write, and store configurations for future recall. All tuning is done wirelessly via a free downloadable app, available exclusively for Android® devices using the Google Play store.      

Vehicle-Specific DSP T-Harnesses

Another exciting announcement from Axxess are new vehicle-specific DSP T-harnesses, designed to fit select BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, and more. These harnesses offer an "a la carte" option for installers where they can use them to fit their unique needs or pair them with Axxess' DSPX or DSPL packages. These harnesses have easy plug-n-play installation and provide versatile, cost-effective solutions for installers allowing them to keep less inventory in stock.

Amp Retention Interfaces            

Axxess is debuting two new amp retention interfaces at SEMA; one designed to retain the Harmon Kardon® amplifier in select European vehicles such as BMW and Porsche, and one designed to retain the BOSE amplifier in select GM vehicles. These add-on amplifier interfaces are used when replacing the factory radio, such as with Metra's dash kits. These interfaces also retain the balance audio feature when replacing the factory radio and are Micro “B” USB updatable.

START/STOP Engine Override Interface

Axxess expands its AXSSO series with a new START/STOP engine override interface for select 2020-Up* Chrysler vehicles. This interface automatically disengages the STOP/START engine feature. The setting remains even after the key has been cycled, and the factory STOP/START button can resume the STOP/START feature once again. This exclusive and patented technology works with factory or aftermarket radios and is programmed through the Axxess Updater software program. This interface has weather-resistant housing and harnessing with plug-n-play installation under the hood.

AXTC Interfaces              

A new Interface has been added to Axxess' Total Control Series, designed for use when replacing the radio in select Ford 2015-2018* vehicles. These products utilize patented Auto-Detect technology that automatically detects the vehicle type, radio connection, and preset controls, while allowing the ability to dual-assign steering wheel controls. It provides NAV outputs, accessory power, and a 12-volt illumination output, in addition to retaining R.A.P., and balance and fade. The Axxess Total Control Series is a universal solution designed to work with all major radio brands and both amplified and non-amplified audio systems. They can be manually programmed for most vehicles and will retain settings even after battery disconnection or interface removal.

Vehicle-Specific Line Output Converters

Axxess is introducing an assortment of new vehicle-specific line output converters designed to fit select BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota, and more. These LOCs feature T-harnesses that install quickly and make it easy for installers to add an amplifier for subwoofers or speakers to a factory radio. They are designed to provide (2) channels of low-level audio output from the factory system, with 55 watts per channel. A Gain Controller is included to adjust overall output, and they are 12v-500mA remote wire activated with signal sense.

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

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

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

Memphis tower speakers featuring ATACTM will debut live at SEMA 2022 in the Memphis Audio booth 11039 and will be available in early 2023

October 27, 2022 -- Memphis Audio takes a bold new innovative approach to tower speakers with its new groundbreaking tweeter array design. This patented Memphis Tweeter Array known as ATACTM (Advanced Tweeter Array Construction) is unlike anything ever seen before on a tower speaker. Memphis has opted to ditch the traditional compression horn tweeter for their vastly superior new patented tweeter array design.

The main principle behind the ATACTM technology is fairly simple: Standard compression horn tower speakers have a horn in the center of the woofer resulting in a less efficient woofer. The decrease in efficiency is due to the gasket used to seal the gap between the woofer and the horn. This gasket adds weight to the center of the cone negatively impacting the cones performance. The gap in the center of the woofer also reduces effective surface area which means the woofer moves less air, less air means less output.

By using the bridged tweeter array, Memphis has freed up significant surface area on the cone and reduced a great deal of weight from the center resulting in a significant boost in SPL. In addition to a boost in mid bass, the tweeter array design also excels in tweeter performance due to the innovative nature of the design. Instead of a single horn tweeter, the array design allows for a greater number of individual tweeters in a curved design much like one would see in a high dispersion line array concert speaker.

Memphis 10” tower speakers are equipped with 4 tweeters while the 8” towers have 3 tweeters. The individual tweeters produce a less erratic frequency response than traditional compression drivers which allows Memphis ATACTM to provide more output and a balanced frequency response. In short, this means that the array design produces a better sound with more output. The curved nature of the tweeter array broadens the angle of dispersion leaving you with a better sounding experience from any angle behind your boat.

Another key benefit of this design is huge improvement in durability versus standard compression horn towers. The absence of a center mounted compression horn allows for a completely sealed tower speaker leaving nowhere for water to enter the speaker. This is particularly beneficial in salt water and marine applications which can quickly degrade a traditional tower speaker.

Memphis ATACTM tower speakers are available in an 8” 3-tweeter array design and a 10” 4-tweeter array design and will be dressed in two color options, a brilliant white or a dark black. Both the woofer and the tweeters in the array feature RGB LED lighting resulting in a vibrant lightshow that looks amazing at night. Memphis also added an integrated RGB LED ring around the side of the can itself as well as a rear RGB LED ring making this speaker shine from all angles. The backside of the tower speakers features a large RGB LED Memphis badge emblazoned on the back. Both the rear logo and the front grill can be rotated easily to accommodate any mounting angle of the speaker for an ultra-clean symmetrical look.

Holly Hill, Fla. – October 19, 2022 – Metra Electronics® is introducing new products designed to fit select Ford Broncos at the 2022 SEMA Show. The manufacturer has launched its collection of Bronco accessories by adding Lighting Brackets with features such as a corrosion-resistant black powder-coated finish and plastic covers that conceal the mounting hardware. Metra will also showcase new aftermarket audio accessories such as a Dash-Mount Tweeter Plate, Speaker Harnesses, and a Kick Panel Speaker Adapter Plate. In addition, they will introduce patent-pending Rear Speaker Pods that allow installers to easily upgrade the 4" factory rear pods to considerably larger 6.5” or 6.75” speakers. New products launching at SEMA will include:

Designed to Fit Ford Bronco 2021-Up*

  • Roof Lightbar Bracket for 50"- 52" Heise LED lightbar
  • Roof Trac Bracket for Heise LED cube lights, driving lights, or a lightbar
  • Bumper Lightbar Bracket for 42" Heise LED lightbar
  • Fog Light Bracket for installing Heise LED fog lights within the front bumper
  • Dash-Mount Tweeter Plate for installation of 2.5" dash speakers
  • Speaker Harness for left and right dash (non-B&O), center (B&O), or rear pod speakers
  • Speaker Harness for front kick panel speakers
  • Kick Panel Speaker Adapter Plate for installation of 6.5" to 6.75" kick panel speakers
  • Rear Speaker Pods to upgrade the 4" factory rear pods to 6.5” or 6.75” speakers

Fits 2012-2022 Fords, Including the New Bronco

  • Rearview Mirror T-Harness to easily connect a DVR, radar detector, security camera, aftermarket auto-dimming rearview mirror, or other devices

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

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

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

Holly Hill, Fla. – October 26, 2022 – Metra PowerSports® by Metra Electronics® is introducing new lighting and aftermarket accessories designed to fit select Jeep® Gladiator and Wrangler models at the 2022 SEMA Show. Metra's Jeep® Accessories product line has expanded to offer new Chasing LED Headlights, Smoked Turn Signal Lights, a Fender Light Harness, Smoked Taillights, an Overhead Soundbar Adapter, an Under Seat Amp Rack, and a Fuse Holder Bracket. These new accessories are designed for popular Jeep models and for those who want to make their vehicle unique while remaining durable enough to stand up to off-roading wear and tear. New products launching at SEMA will include:

  • 7" Premium Chasing LED Headlights - Fits 1997-Up* Jeep Wrangler and 2020-Up* Gladiator
  • 9" Premium Chasing LED Headlights - Fits 2018-Up* Jeep Wrangler and 2020-Up* Gladiator
  • Smoked Turn Signal Light - Fits 2018-Up* Jeep Wrangler Sport and 2020-Up* Gladiator Sport
  • Smoked Turn Signal Light - Fits 2018-Up* Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and 2020-Up* Gladiator Rubicon
  • Fender Light Harness - Fits 2018-Up* Jeep Wrangler and 2020-Up* Gladiator
  • Smoked Taillight - Fits 2018-Up* Jeep Wrangler JL
  • Smoked Taillight - Fits 2020-Up* Jeep Gladiator JT
  • Overhead Soundbar Adapter - Fits 2018-Up* Jeep Wrangler and 2020-Up* Jeep Gladiator
  • Under Seat Amp Rack - Fits 2018-Up* Jeep Wrangler JL and 2020-Up* Gladiator JT
  • Fuse Holder Bracket - Fits 2018-Up* Jeep Wrangler JL and 2020-Up* Gladiator JT

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

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

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

The DJ Diesel V2 Slingshot will be on display at SEMA 2022 in the Memphis Audio Booth #11039 in the North Hall along with a slew of new innovative product offerings from Memphis Audio

Ocotber 26, 2022 -- Memphis will unveil a fully custom Slingshot built for Shaquille O’Neil in the Memphis Audio booth 11039 at SEMA 2022. This custom Polaris Slingshot will feature a slew of Memphis Audio products with over 28 total SR Pro Audio speakers and over 5400W of RMS power making it one of the loudest Slingshots to ever hit the streets. The Insanely talented team at Underground Auto Styling out of Sarasota Florida custom fabricated everything on the build to make it worthy of DJ Diesel himself.

“This build is going to be wild. We’ve got four 10 inch mid’s, eight 8 inch mid’s, four 6.5’s, two 6x9’s and six tweeters integrated into this build, not to mention four 8 inch subs,” said Jack Polubinski, owner of Underground Autostyling. Along with a plethora of speakers, the build will feature dual VIV1500.1V2 amplifiers and four VIV600.4V2 amplifiers. The entire system is controlled by an MXAZ24MC head unit and all the speakers are digitally tuned using the VIV68DSP Digital Sound Processor.

“This isn’t the first project Memphis has worked on with Shaq, we had the honor of being part of previous custom builds for him but we wanted this one to be special. Shaq aka DJ Diesel knows how to get the crowd going and we know he wanted it loud so Memphis and the guys at Underground Autostyling went with an insane SRX Pro set up to give Shaq the loudest build on the block. I have zero doubt that this will be one of the most insane builds at SEMA 2022,” said Nick LoMonaco, president of Memphis Audio.

Holly Hill, Fla. – October 18, 2022 – Metra Electronics® is introducing new speaker adapter plates at the 2022 SEMA Show, November 1st-4th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. These new products expand on the manufacturer's line of audio system solutions and make it easy to install aftermarket speakers in an assortment of vehicles. These adapter plates are sold as a pair in most cases and have innovative features such as breakaway tab designs and mounting that mirrors the factory location so that no drilling is required. New adapters launching at the SEMA Show include:

  • Dash-Mount Tweeter Plate - Fits Ford Bronco 2021-Up*
  • Rear Speaker Adapter Plate - Fits Toyota 4Runner 1996-2002
  • Premium Audio System Speaker Adapter Plate - Fits Tesla Model 3 2017-Up* and Model Y 2020-Up*, Porsche 2012-2020*, BMW 2003-2022*, and Range Rover 2013-2021*
  • Standard or Premium Audio System Speaker Adapter Plate - Fits Tesla Model X 2015-2021 and Model S 2012-2022
  • Standard or Premium Audio System Tweeter Adapter Plate - Fits Tesla Model X 2015-2021 and Model S 2012-2021
  • Premium Audio System Subwoofer Enclosure Adapter Plate - Fits Tesla Model 3 2017-Up* and Model Y 2020-Up*
  • Door Speaker Adapter Plate - Fits Mercedes 2014-2020*
  • Standard Audio System Speaker Adapter Plate - Fits Porsche Boxster 2013-2016, Panamera 2010-2016, Cayman 2013-2015, and 911 2012-2014
  • Kick Panel Speaker Adapter Plate - Fits Ford Bronco 2021-Up*

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

These products will be on display at Metra’s main SEMA Show booth #11139 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, along with many other new products. They will also be available to view online at MetraOnline.com shortly after the SEMA Show.

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

DOW Donates Over $25,000 To Florida Disaster Fund TAMPA, Fla.

October 18, 2022 – DOW Technologies, the leading independently owned technology distributor, has donated a percentage of their sales to the Hurricane Ian relief effort. DOW’s donation, in excess of $25,000, went to the Florida Disaster Fund.

As Hurricane Ian’s destruction had wide ranging impacts on the state of Florida, DOW wanted to provide assistance to those in need. DOW put together a plan to donate a percentage of sales which created an opportunity for its customers around the country to be involved. DOW announced that a percentage of sales from September 30th to October 4th would be donated on the behalf of participating customers. DOW’s customers can be confident that part of each purchase is going towards those impacted by the storm.

“We recognize that our support for local, independent businesses extends to supporting local communities,” said DOW’s president & ceo, John Yodzis. “Our customers have great impacts on the communities they live in both professionally and personally, and we wanted a way to bring that support from customers across the country to help those affected. We’re very happy to have made the donation on behalf of all of our customers that participated.”

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

Holly Hill, Fla. – October 17, 2022 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, is launching an assortment of new dash kits at the 2022 SEMA Show. These new products fit a wide range of vehicles, and expand on Metra's TurboTactileTM, TurboTouch®, and TouchTronix® lines. Additionally, Metra has designed several new dash kits designed specifically for select Pioneer® Modular Solutions receivers. Metra’s new products include vehicle-specific dash and stereo solutions designed to fit the following vehicles*:

  • Infinity G37 2008-2013
  • RAM 1500/2500/3500 & Chassis CAB 3500/4500/5500 2013-2018, Classic 1500 2019-2022
  • Dodge Durango 2014-2020
  • Ford Explorer 2011-2015, Edge 2011-2014, F-150 2015-2017, Mustang 2015-Up, Transit Connect 2021-Up,and Escape 2020-Up
  • Hyundai Elantra 2020-Up
  • KIA Sportage 2020-2021
  • Mazda Miata 1994-1997
  • Nissan Sentra 2000-2006
  • Toyota Camry 2021-Up and 4Runner 2010-Up
  • Honda Pilot 2016-2022, Ridgeline 2017-2022 and Passport 2019-2022

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

Metra's TurboTactile™ kits feature easy-to-use rotary knobs with LCD status displays for temperature and fan speed. Additional factory-style hard buttons have laser-etched graphics to adjust the factory single-zone climate control systems. The buttons control features that are normally lost after removing the factory radio. Metra's built-in patented interface technology retains climate control, safety, and steering wheel control features. The vehicle's hazard button and passenger airbag indicator are also integrated into the kit. These kits are painted to match the factory finish and include installation parts for both Single-DIN and Double-DIN aftermarket radio installations.

TurboTouch® kits feature built-in touchscreens paired with hard buttons and integrated electronics to retain most of the features normally lost when replacing the factory radio. The color touchscreen shows climate and personalization settings, adding a high-tech look and feel to the dashboard. The

backlit hard buttons can be customized with 250 different color options. These dash kits fit either a Single-DIN or Double-DIN radio and make stereo installation easier. Included wiring harnesses and interfaces ensure factory backup cameras will work on the new screens, and retain the use of steering wheel controls.

Metra's TouchTronix® kits are designed with a combination of Metra's interfacing technology to retain the factory climate control features and sleek laser-etched hard buttons. The fan speed and mode are shown on a custom-fitted, painted, and laser etched plastic kit with PCB-driven LED lighting. An Axxess® AXSWC is included to retain the factory steering wheel controls as well as the parts to retain the factory backup camera if equipped. These TouchTronix kits provide an upgraded look while maintaining the vehicle's intended factory style.

Other new products include kits that combine elements from the TurboTactile™ and TurboTouch® kits to create a hybrid product with the best of both worlds, and new options from Metra's AXPIO line designed specifically for select Pioneer® receivers. AXPIO solutions kits include an interface, vehicle-specific harnessing, a dash kit, and more. Vehicle information and settings controlled on the factory screen are retained, displayed, and controlled on the Pioneer® touchscreen. The built-in integration technology from Axxess also retains safety chimes through an offboard speaker, retains audio controls on the steering wheel, retains R.A.P. (Retained Accessory Power), and provides accessory power (12-volt-10-amp) and NAV output for parking brake, reverse, and speed sense.

All of these new dash kits are available now and will be on display at Metra’s main SEMA Show booth #11139 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center November 1st-4th, along with other new products.

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

As Operations Coordinator, LeJeune Will Work Alongside the Company’s Marketing, Sales, and Warehouse Teams to Help Manage Their Day-to-Day Operational Needs

METAIRIE, LA, Oct. 17, 2022 – Oracle Lighting (www.oraclelights.com), the market leader in creating high quality lighting products and innovative LED solutions for the automotive aftermarket, is proud to announce it has added Grant LeJeune to its Operations team.

“As Oracle Lighting continues to advance, we decided to add new talent in the form of an Operations Coordinator to assist in managing our growth and expansion,” said Sandy Crespo-Mossi, Oracle Lighting Director of Operations. “Grant has the education and work experience to be a successful and integral part of helping Oracle Lighting’s marketing, sales, and warehouse teams with their operational needs as we continue to develop and grow as a company.”

LeJeune has a B.S. degree in business administration, management, and marketing from Spring Hill College.

“I am thrilled to be a part of the Oracle Lighting team during these exciting times,” said LeJeune. “With the recent growth in the market sector and shortages still being experienced from the COVID-19 pandemic, I must ensure everything operates as smoothly as possible. At Oracle Lighting, I get to work in the thriving automotive industry, a dream of mine since I was a kid. I am excited to be working at one of the industry’s most groundbreaking automotive companies, which happens to be in my hometown of New Orleans.”

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

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

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

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

Borla And AudioControl, Partner To Develop A New And Unique Exhaust Sound System For EVs

Clearwater, FL (October 13, 2022) – Borla Exhaust, a world-leader in performance exhaust systems, partnered with AudioControl, known in the vehicle aftermarket industry for its high-performance audio solutions, to bring the Borla Active Performance Sound™ System to life. David Borla, VP, Marketing and Sales at Borla, had a vision to bring the sensory excitement that driving enthusiasts have grown to expect from Borla, now to EV drivers. Electric Vehicles lose an element of driver excitement with the loss of audible exhaust. With its many years of audio processing expertise, AudioControl was able to develop state-of-the-art technology needed for Borla to add that excitement back to the EV driving experience.

Years in the making, Borla’s Active Performance Sound System, utilizes a proprietary Borla algorithm that takes into consideration the vehicle’s speed, power, RPM, torque and load with zero latency. It was developed using professional recordings of actual Borla equipped internal-combustion (ICE) vehicles. Multiple microphones capture all characteristics of ICE audio, including idle, ramps to redline, cruising, throttle lifts, “burbles & pops” and more. Using real-time data from the EV's internal computer, the Borla System generates a hyper-realistic ICE soundtrack that perfectly matches the EV motor status and other vehicle dynamics. The System perfectly pairs with a mobile app where drivers can select from multiple Borla sound technologies including ATAK®, S-Type and Touring all with full control over volume and other characteristics.

“Sound, vision and touch are the 3 senses we use for sport driving and without the real-time feedback of motor and vehicle dynamics through soundwaves and vibration much of that experience is missing,” stated David Borla, who prior to his 25 years at Borla Exhaust was a professional musician. “This product is actually an instrument, in more ways than one. It's like an audio tachometer that provides drivers with that real-time feedback, and it's also like a musical instrument that plays an exciting soundtrack which enhances the driving experience giving the vehicle personality and a sense of soul” Borla said, adding “Afterall, who wants to watch ‘Fast n’ Furious’ movies or play ‘Forza’ with no sound? They go to great lengths to ensure sound is prevalent in those mediums for a reason.”

Don Zaney, Vice President, Product Development at AAMP Global (parent company of AudioControl) said, “We were honored when our OEM partners recommended us to Borla. Once the two companies met, we were convinced it was the perfect marriage of capabilities to bring this amazing new product to life. Throughout the development and testing process it was our number one goal to maintain the highest standards in our areas of expertise; CAN bus integration, digital sound processing and amplification technology”

Featured on MotorTrend’s popular TV show, All Girls Garage, the vehicle-specific kit is expected to start shipping by Fall 2022 for the Mustang Mach-E first and then made available for Ford Lightning and other EV models soon after. It will be on display at the 2022 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas in both the Borla booth (Central Hall, #22765) and AudioControl booth (North Hall, #10929). Customers can currently sign up to be notified when the System becomes available.

Borla Performance Industries is the pioneer and leader in performance sound modification and personalization for cars and trucks. The number “78” on their race team vehicles pays homage to the year 1978, when they began modifying vehicle sound by building exhaust systems for Rolls-Royce and Ferrari concours classics. Since that day over four decades ago, Borla has evolved to become the premier choice for enhancing the performance sport driving experience through sound worldwide. To learn more about this iconic brand visit borla.com.

AudioControl is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial, and automotive markets since 1977. Based in Seattle, WA, AudioControl offers premium quality home theater and whole-house entertainment products, distributed audio amplifiers for commercial applications and a legacy of outstanding car audio processors, amplifiers and OEM interface solutions sold and installed worldwide by qualified professionals. For more information about AudioControl, an AAMP Global company, visit audiocontrol.com or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For over 34 years AAMP has advanced automotive aftermarket technology. The company’s R&D capabilities have positioned AAMP as the market leader in highly engineered integration solutions, which enable aftermarket audio, safety, and infotainment products to work seamlessly with factory systems. AAMP is known for its PAC, AudioControl, EchoMaster, Stinger, and Connects2 brands. AAMP’s focus on customer satisfaction from design to fulfillment has made it a trusted supplier globally. For more information, please visit www.aampglobal.com.

October 13, 2022 – Pompano Beach, Fla. – RDV Automotive Technology, the go-to company for Wireless CarPlay integration, is happy to announce the release of the CP3-PCM3 interface for 2009-2012 Porsche vehicles equipped with the PCM3 radio.

Rich De Sclafani the owner of RDV said about the new products being released. “I am very excited to continue bringing new products to market. I focus 100% on supporting my dealers if they need any help during the sales and installation process. Being in this industry for over 25 years I know exactly what it takes to provide the necessary support for dealers to sell and install these products without the fear they will not have support. Additionally, I make myself available in person, at shows and on the phone 24/7.”

CP3-PCM3: PORSCHE: (911 / BOXTER / CAYMAN - 2009-2012 / CAYENNE – 2009-2010

Follow the Link to View the Product ---> CP3-PCM3

The CP3 line of products offer the highest quality and best warranty in the industry. These kits offer the most seamless integration available by using all of your OEM radio controls and OEM microphone. 

With over 25 years of experience, we stand behind our products 100 percent.

These kits offer the most seamless integration available by using all of your OEM radio controls:

  • Wireless CarPlay
  • Wireless Android Auto
  • Backup Camera Input (with dynamic moving guidelines)
  • Front Camera Input (on demand access)
  • Phone Mirroring
  • Factory Touchscreen Controls
  • 3 Year Warranty

THE OWNER

Rich De Sclafani has been in the automotive electronics industry for over 25 years. Starting his career as an installer, specializing in wiring and circuitry. Since starting his career, De Sclafani has held almost every position in 12volt automotive electronics. He has worked and managed both retail stores and dealer expeditor companies. Also, on the wholesale and manufacturing side De Sclafani has held such positions as sales, technical support, test engineer, sales manager, technical support manager, product trainer and Vice President for the top companies in the OEM Integration category for the last 15 years. 

WHY BUY FROM US

Our goal is to provide the best possible support and products available! We are the go-to company for the type of integration products we sell. We only offer the highest quality products that we guarantee and stand behind 100 percent. We offer live sales and technical support for all of our products; you can actually call and speak with someone. We have a network of authorized dealers across North and South America. We are a US based company located in Pompano Beach, Florida and we provide all support and shipping from our Florida location. 

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October 7, 2022, Lehighton, PA – 1sixty8 media, the publisher of BestCarAudio.com, officially launched its dealer locator today. “Our mission atBestCarAudio.com is to educate interested consumers about existing and emerging technologies for their vehicles and then point them to a qualified local retailer to fulfill the need,” said Mitch Schaffer, 1sixty8 media founder and president. “We have been consistently publishing great content for years, and with the formal launch of our locator, we will now be better equipped to meet the second part of our mission.”

BestCarAudio.com sees over 100,000 unique visitors each month and has a social media following of over 33,000 and growing. “With our strong traffic and social media presence, combined with a mailing list of over 10,000 subscribers, we are perfectly positioned to drive interested consumers to quality retailers and installers,” Schaffer said.

As the name implies,BestCarAudio.com will be very selective about which retailers are allowed on the locator. Certain metrics – including but not limited to maintaining exceptional online reviews – must be met to be considered for inclusion. “We want to be true to our name and make sure that we are sending our readers to the best shops in their markets,” Schaffer said.

While the BestCarAudio.com dealer locator has been in place for some time, it listed only qualified clients of the parent company, 1sixty8 media. With the official launch, thedealer locator will now be open to qualified retailers across the U.S. and Canada.

Schaffer said, “We will now accept applications from non-clients, and those who are accepted will be charged a nominal annual fee of $99 for inclusion. A single sale generated from our locator will likely pay for the subscription fee many times over.”

Interested retailers can learn more and submit their application athttps://www.bestcaraudio.com/guidelines-for-inclusion-on-the-bestcaraudio-com-dealer-locator/. Schaffer can be reached at 570-656-6900 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to answer any questions about the dealer locator or the variety of other services, products and publications available from 1sixty8 media.

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

The Cargo Light Uses the Vehicle's Existing 12V Power Source and Simply Replaces the Factory Wiper Motor Cover with Dual 5000K White LED Cargo Light

METAIRIE, LA, Oct. 6, 2022 – Oracle Lighting (www.oraclelights.com), the market leader in creating high quality lighting products and innovative LED solutions for the automotive aftermarket, is proud to announce it will feature its new LED Cargo Light Module (p/n 5887-001; MSRP: $149.95) for 2021+ Ford Broncos during the 2022 SEMA Show, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Nov. 1-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth # 20137. The new LED Cargo Light Module is now shipping.

“The Ford Bronco is a great vehicle, but one area for improvement is the factory LED interior lighting in the cargo area,” said Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “We have been very impressed with the new Bronco but were totally unimpressed with the LED lighting for the cargo area. The existing lighting doesn't provide enough usable illumination for storage space. The Bronco is made for adventuring, but this lack of lighting makes accessing cargo at night difficult while on the trail, camping, or tailgating. Because of this, we have developed an integrated cargo light module to easily add a bright LED light to the rear hatch cargo space and, at the same time, lights up the area around the vehicle.”

Oracle Lighting’s Ford Bronco cargo light is designed for hardtop models and uses the vehicle's existing 12V power source. The design simply replaces the factory wiper motor cover with the new LED module. Installation is simple. Just swap in the new cover using the included parts and plug the adapter into your rear accessory socket. The lights can easily be turned on and off with the flush switch located on the panel.

Additional features and benefits include:

  • Installs in factory location
  • Replaces factory wiper motor cover
  • Mounts using factory hardware
  • Illuminated flush On/Off switch
  • Dual 5000K white LED cargo light
  • Illuminates cargo space and exterior
  • Easy plug and play installation
  • 1-Year replacement warranty
  • Designed and engineered in the USA

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

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

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

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

ALL-NEW for 2022, German-built MB Quart Q Speakers create superior sound quality

Libertyville, Ill. – MB Quart Q Speakers are German-built and unleash higher quality sound in every aspect and detail of listening. ALL-NEW for 2022, MB Quart Q Speakers stand as the top-of-the-line speaker that MB Quart has to offer. Creating unmeasurable detail in sound and captivating immersive clarity throughout every beat and drop, Q Speakers deliver an experience that sets the bar in every category of listening and playback. Crisp detail, sharper beats, and ultimate playback in every aspect of listening – MB Quart Q Speakers look to redefine Music. Defined.

Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product and Marketing, said, “MB Quart has signified the epitome of world-class speakers, and with the highly anticipated launch of German-built Q Speakers, we are pushing the boundary in performance and sound quality while setting the bar in higher audio playback. I am extremely excited for customers to hear the sophisticated and redefined sound that Q speakers are going to showcase within car audio installations.”

Creating immense clarity and detail in every note, German-built MB Quart Q Speakers bring out more layers of detail hidden away in every genre of music. From deeper treble highs in country to lower booms and pop in Hip-Hop, the bar of sound and listening is raised with richer levels in clearer details. Incredible listening detail demands innovation that meets expectations. Q Speakers are crafted with precision and impeccable detail, giving car audio installs a sleek and clean showcase.

Refueling audio with the next evolution of quality in playback, Q speakers transform audio with clearer detail and richness that places the listener in the center of every song. With 1-inch Military A-Spec Titanium dome tweeters with butyl rubber surrounds in a cast-aluminum housing and cone materials with lightweight mica-filled poly blend creating strength and superior frequency reproduction, every beat and note becomes evolved to new layers of immersion and listening dimensions. Audio sessions will never be the same once music is redefined through the Q level of playback and quality. Get ready to embrace the ultimate standard of MB Quart with Q Speakers.

FEATURES INCLUDE (QSE-216 Q Speakers):

• TWEETERS 1-inch military A spec titanium dome tweeter with butyl rubber surround in a cast-aluminum housing, specially made to dissipate heat for peak performance. Stamped in a 9-step progressive die, which gives the overall form a consistent shape. The phase lens is specifically designed for off-axis performance.

• CONE MATERIAL Lightweight mica-filled poly blend for strength, superior frequency reproduction, and durability. This means that midbass frequencies remain very musical without the distortions that can be caused by the cone flexing and with the curvilinear design the geometry is specifically engineered for the best midbass response and off-axis performance.

• SURROUND / CONE COUPLING Natural butyl rubber surround for smooth and durable performance. Flexible piston action UV-protected rubber which will be impervious to temperature swings of very warm and cold.

• VOICE COIL / FORMER ASSEMBLY 1.5-inch high-temperature copper voice on Kapton former. The former is lighter and strong than aluminum - which allows the component to support slightly higher frequency extension and efficiency.

• SPIDER Woven fiber cotton-poly blend spider stabilizes the cone and voice coil in all musical situations.

• COOLING SYSTEM Balanced Temperature Technology (BTT) is used throughout every component in this Q Speakers system. The cast aluminum radial sink speaker frame, crossover plate, and tweeter frame remove excess heat for predictable long-term performance.

• TWEETER HARDWARE Hardware for multiple tweeter mounting solutions is included.

• FRAME A diecast aluminum basket is designed to be lightweight and extremely rigid. The low-profile form can be easily installed in most factory locations with little or no modification.

• MOTOR A solid neodymium magnet in a low-carbon steel containment cup is the strongest magnet that can be used and focuses all the energy around the voice coil.

• CONNECTORS A gold-plated, 4-way connection terminal is oppositely mounted for consistent curvilinear cone performance. Connection types include solder, screw-down, spade, or fork terminal.

• ADDITIONAL FEATURES Q Series audiophile in-ear studio monitors are included to bring the Q listening experience on the go. 3.5mm connection with adapters for both USB-C and Lightning connection.

“We are very excited for loyal MB Quart enthusiasts who have been with us from the beginning–to hear the rich detail, layered definition, and redefined clean sound integrated into every song. MB Quart engineers have innovated these speakers so that audio playback and quality will have been crafted and tuned perfectly--while remaining undistorted and sharp, producing crystal-clarity details,” concluded Sherman.

Alden Stiefel, President of Maxxsonics, said, “I am anticipating MB Quart Q Speakers to symbolize what MB Quart stands for: Music that is redefined. Q Speakers will transform audio into richer quality playback that is crisp, detailed, and layered with higher quality sound. I am very excited for audio enthusiasts and customers to receive these top-of-the-line Q Speakers into their vehicle installations and to see their reaction when they hear music that’s truly defined.”

Sound demands quality met with precision, clarity, and detail. That is what MB Quart Q Speakers stand for. Through innovation and the evolution of technology, Q Speakers now stand as the beacon for sound quality in every MB Quart audio installation. The standard for music has transformed to higher levels of listening and playback with Q Speakers. Make sure to contact your sales representative or customer service at 847-540-7700 immediately to secure your order. See complete Q Speakers details on the MB Quart website at https://mbquart.com/.

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® off-road 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/

Holly Hill, Fla. – October 4, 2022 – Metra Electronics® announces that it will have two booths at the 2022 SEMA Show, November 1st-4th at the Las Vegas Convention Center; booth #11139 in the North Hall and its off-roading and powersports products on display at booth #60031 in the West Hall. Metra has supported SEMA throughout its virtual events and other safety protocols because the trade show is so vital to 12volt and other industries. This year will mark a return to pre-pandemic attendance for the SEMA show, and the manufacturer is looking forward to welcoming a larger number of 12volt enthusiasts to their booths than they've seen in the past two years.

Metra Electronics is planning big surprises for this year's SEMA show. The manufacturer will unveil a new brand developed under the Metra Electronics umbrella, focusing on offering high-quality products that every installer needs when designing flexible audio systems. Additionally, more than 100 new products will be introduced, including a new line of lithium series batteries under its Shuriken brand. These batteries are designed for numerous applications, including audio, motorcycle, marine, auto racing, powersports, and more. Also, Heise LED will introduce three new controllers that will work with an all-new mobile app for smartphones and tablets to allow users to control Heise RGB, RGBW, and Chasing lighting products all from one app. The brand will also display new LED wheel lights, rock lights, tailgate bars, lightbars, and more in an assortment of exciting new styles.

Metra continues to push forward with the development of new dash kits that, when combined with their radio replacement interfaces from Axxess, bring new vehicle fit applications to the market. An assortment of their newest additions to this product line will be unveiled at SEMA, with many more planned for the future. Metra will also showcase next-generation DSP products, new accessories for Ford Bronco® and Jeep®, and several new innovations from iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems. The iBEAM display will include vehicle-specific rearview mirror T-harnesses, a Universal Streaming Rearview Mirror with a built-in 9" Monitor, and more.

Also to be featured are motorcycle audio and lighting products from Saddle Tramp, including headlights, LED accent lighting, saddlebag lids, keystone lights, and more. Metra's Install Bay brand will also be on display as it continues to add to its comprehensive collection of professional 12volt installation products with new connectors, terminals, fuses, cable ties, switches, relays, and more. These products are designed using the best available materials and construction to ensure ease of use and years of reliability. Additional product announcements will be released leading up to the show with more details, and new product catalogs will be available to download at MetraOnline.com shortly after the event.

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

October 6, 2022 -- The 25th Anniversary dB Drag Racing World Finals, presented by Deaf Bonce, took place at the Owensboro Kentucky Convention Center during the weekend of October 1-2, 2022. The event was packed with non-stop competition all weekend long. Spectators were on site to watch in person and the event was Live Streamed on YouTube with thousands of viewers watching from around the world.

Over $10,000 in prizes were given away during the raffles all weekend. Competitors drove long distances to compete, and some came as far as California, Western Canada, Maine, Texas, and Minnesota. A few competitors and spectators flew in from Belgium, Greece, Brazil, and Germany to take part in the World Finals. All World Finalists received commemorative World Finals gear including a Duffel Bag sponsored by Crossfire, Jersey, Decal, Cap, Banner, Plaque, and other swag.

In addition to the swag, a Ground Zero Audio and SounDigital hospitality suite were open all weekend, and lunch was provided Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday night a competitor party and BBQ, sponsored by Ground Zero and SounDigital took place at a local brewery. The competitors got a chance to hang out, eat dinner, and mingle with some of the old-school car stereo guys in attendance at the Old School Meet-Up sponsored by Directronix.

The competition was fierce with Four World Records established at the event. The most notable World Record was established in the Extreme Class. Team Soundcheck scored a 185.2 dB and then backed it up with a 185.4 dB, making the new world record 185.2 dB. The score of 185.4 dB makes this the LOUDEST certified dB Drag Racing score in the WORLD. This is amazing and we want to congratulate the entire Soundcheck team for putting up such a huge score!

In addition to the Extreme record, Team Aintloud Sam established a record of 152 dB in Street Stock 1K.  Team Directronix Dan beat his old record establishing a new record of 172.6 dB in Super Street NW. There was an exciting run in Super Street X and Team Crossfire Donteay established a new record of 167.8 dB.

Trophies for the event were sponsored by Sundown Audio.  First through Third Place winners in 24 classes of the competition received an awesome 4 post trophy with first place checking in over 6 feet tall!

First-place winners will receive custom championship rings sponsored by Incriminator Audio. The winner has their choice of silver or silver with gold accents. The rings are custom-made and embossed with the competitor’s name and format of competition won.

Every year the dB Drag Racing Association awards points champion recognition. For 2022, three points champions were awarded custom World Finals leather jackets sponsored by DC Audio. The points leaders were: Moses Martinez for dB Drag Racing / Bass Race / Freestyle, Julius Mack Johnson III for Psychlone, and Team FX Jimbo for Top Dog.

The dBDRA recognized several teams and individuals for their contribution to growing the sport of dB Drag Racing. Moses Martinez was awarded Competitor of the Year for 2022. Moses traveled throughout the country this year to compete. He has such a friendly personality and is a fan favorite amongst many involved. Special recognitions went out to Julius Mack Johnson III, TN Bass Racers, Daniel Tate, Team Directronix, Team Crossfire, Team Soundcheck, Team Incriminator, and Team dB Revolution. The Best of Show award was presented to RP Patel of Team Soundcheck with the Extreme Van.

The grand finale of the event was the super popular Deathmatch exhibition, sponsored by FCBC. The top 4 loudest Super Street vehicles, at the finals, went head-to-head in a 5-minute average SPL competition. The doors and windows were rattling, and it was exciting to watch! The winner of Deathmatch this year was Beau Boren with Team Incriminator Audio with a 165.4 dB average for 5 minutes!

2022 dBDRA Champions:

Team Directronix Poptart - dB Drag Racing Street Stock 1K

Team Last Minute - dB Drag Racing Pro Stock 2K

Team Soundcheck Kenneth - dB Drag Racing Pro Stock 5K

Team Directronix Matt - dB Drag Racing Pro Stock Trunk 5K

Team Mach 1 - dB Drag Racing Pro Stock Wall 5K

Team Crossfire Eric - dB Drag Racing Pro Stock NL

Team Directronix Dan - dB Drag Racing Super Street NW

Team Soundcheck Butthurt Exp - dB Drag Racing Super Street 1-2

Gorman Cassidy - dB Drag Racing Super Street 3-4

Beau Boren - dB Drag Racing Super Street 5+

Team Crossfire Donteay - dB Drag Racing Super Street X

Team Soundcheck - dB Drag Racing Extreme NL

Audiodreamland Chris - Bass Race 120.0 dB to 129.9 dB

Team Directronix David - Bass Race 130.0 dB to 139.9 dB

Team Directronix Matt - Bass Race 140.0 dB to 149.9 dB

Team Fx Jimbo - Bass Race 150.0 dB to 159.9 dB

Team Fx Jimbo - Top Dog

Julius Mack Johnson III - Psychlone Demo No Wall

Team DC Lucas - Psychlone Demo Wall

DD Tank - Psychlone Demo Extreme

John Bennett - Freestyle Street Stock 1K

Team Crossfire Eric - Freestyle Pro Stock NL

Chad Flopbox Bleeke - Freestyle Pro Stock 5k

Team Fx Jimbo - Freestyle Super Street NL

The dB Drag Racing Association would like to thank everyone that participated in the event. This event is made possible by the competitors, judges, staff, sponsors, and spectators.

Judging Crew: Wyatte Meier, Doug Stockton, Jereme Creamer, Jeffrey Fernandez, Chet Teel, Andy Teuscher, Ray Choy, and Daren Narine.

Event Staff: Wayne Harris, Celise Harris, Malissa Creamer, Bethany Meier, and Dayna Fernandez

Sponsors:

- Deaf Bonce / Alphard Group (Presenting Sponsor) 

- Incriminator Audio (Rings and Badges) 

- Sundown Audio (Trophies) 

- Ground Zero & SounDigital (Hospitality and Party) 

- Crossfire Car Audio (Duffel Bags) 

- XS Power (Power Sponsor) 

- Directronix (Old School Meet Up) 

- DC Audio (Points Champion & Show Sponsor)

- FCBC (Deathmatch) 

- Term-LAB (SPL Meter)

– AAMP (Decal) 

- Mel Valadez (Plaques)

Show Sponsors:  

 - Team Space 4 Bass, 20 Hz Labs, Shaker Trucking & Towing, Resilient Sounds, Kicker, Cerwin Vega

The Triple Fog LED Light’s Six High-Powered Emitters Provide Significant Visibility Through Advanced Optics with a 6,000 Raw Lumen Output and a Precision No-Glare Design

METAIRIE, LA, Oct. 3, 2022 – Oracle Lighting (www.oraclelights.com), the market leader in creating high quality lighting products and innovative LED solutions for the automotive aftermarket, is proud to announce it will launch its new Triple Fog LED Light (Part Number 5890; MSRP: $359.95) for 2021+ Ford Broncos during the 2022 SEMA Show, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. from Nov. 1-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth # 20137. Oracle’s new LED Fog LED Light is now shipping.

“If you are looking for a seamless fog light solution for your Ford Bronco like so many other have asked for, we’ve designed an amazing LED triple fog light kit for the steel bumper equipped Ford Broncos,” said Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “You can now easily add functional forward-facing LED lighting to your Bronco with this purpose-built kit for a fraction of what others charge.”

The six patented high-powered LED emitters provide significant visibility through advanced optics with a 6,000 raw Lumen output and a precision design that helps reduce glare. The steel plates are galvanized then have a powder coat finish applied for ultimate protection. This blacked-out appearance along with the IP68 waterproof rating offers a sleek look with superior durability to withstand any conditions.

“The simple bolt-on installation uses factory bolt locations and requires no drilling, modifications, nor assembly for this Bronco fog light kit,” explained Hartenstein. “Typical installation time is less than 30 minutes and each kit comes with a wiring harness for simple DIY wiring. This complete kit includes assembled steel housings, six LED emitters, switched relay wiring harness, and all necessary hardware--fully assembled and ready to install.”

Additional features and benefits include:

  • High quality ⅛-inch thick steel plate
  • Galvanized anti-rust treatment
  • Black powder coat finish
  • Mounts using factory hardware
  • Engineered and assembled in the USA
  • Available in white (p/n 5890-001) and yellow (p/n 5890-006)
  • ·2-Year warranty

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

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

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

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

The Patent-Pending Design with its Molded Cowling Seamlessly Integrates Into the Factory Roof Line, Utilizing 30 Individual 8W LED Emitters Creating a Total of 18,000 Raw Lumens and a Projection Distance of Nearly 2,000 Feet

METAIRIE, LA, Sept. 27, 2022 – Oracle Lighting (www.oraclelights.com), the market leader in creating high quality lighting products and innovative LED solutions for the automotive aftermarket, is proud to announce it will launch its new Patent-Pending Integrated Windshield Roof Light Bar System for 2021 and up Ford Bronco during the 2022 SEMA Show, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Nov. 1-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth # 20137. Scheduled to ship in November 2022, the new light bar system has an MSRP of $995.95.

“If you are in the market for a high-mount LED Light bar and want to retain an almost factory look, the new Oracle Lighting Integrated LED Light Bar is for you,” said Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “While other offerings look obviously after-market or like an afterthought, our Patent-Pending design with its molded cowling integrates into the factory roof line. This product further adds to the rugged and practical style of your 2021 or newer Ford Bronco while eliminating the common whistling issue of other light bars.”

Along with blending in with the factory design, the unique cowl design also provides a quieter and more aerodynamic installation compared to traditional LED light bar setups. The polycarbonate housing is designed to match the styling of the factory hardtop but can be installed on soft top Broncos as well, it even retains all functionality when you might want to go topless.

“The Ford Bronco Integrated LED Light Bar utilizes reflector facing LED technology, elevating it above basic and more common light bars,” Hartenstein continued. “This reflector system is designed to provide optimized LED light output from the 30 individual 8W LED emitters creating at total of 18,000 raw lumens and a projection distance of more than 600 meters.”

This system also features selectable amber or white clearance lights. You can select to connect these lights to an Aux Switch, Parking Lights, DRL, or simply leave them disconnected if you prefer not to use the additional clearance light feature on your Bronco.

The DIY mounting system is easy only needing the tools included in your glove box. Oracle’s Light Bar System mounts to your late model Bronco using the factory accessory mounting points and factory hardware for an easy, DIY installation experience. Available in two colors: Carbonized Grey to match the factory hardtop color, and Black to blend in with the factory black soft top.

“In addition to the color options offered, the housing can also be painted to match the color your truck came in from the factory,” Hartenstein concluded. “We recommend using a professional painter to properly prep, prime, and color match paint the housing. If you do not have aux switches, we recommend adding our optional wiring harness for easy installation.”

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

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

About Oracle Lighting

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

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

ADi confirms agreement with Audio Wave to distribute handcrafted amplifiers in the Americas

Vacaville, Calif. - September 20, 2022 - Aegis Distribution Incorporated (ADi) announces it's agreement with Audio Wave Ltd of Essex, England to bring hand-crafted amplifiers from the UK to allow for distribution throughout North and South America.

"I first heard an Audio Wave amplifier at a CES demo and I was amazed," said Scott Welch of ADi. "In over 20 years on the competition circuit I had never heard anything like that. I was familiar with the speaker system but had never heard them sound that good. The sound stage and clarity were incredible and I kept looking for a sub... the low end extension was unreal. I had to have them and I immediately ordered them for my own competition car. Now, we at Aegis Distribution are proud to be able to distribute these incredible products here in the US and throughout the Americas."

Audio Wave's engineer, designer and owner Grant Hunan's approach is to design and handcraft every amplifier one at a time. Every part of the process is done in-house, from the schematic diagram to the design of the printed circuit board, including fitting all the components by hand. Only high quality parts are used, with all the electronic components carefully matched before circuit board assembly. After testing they go through a burn-in period before final tests are carried out, a process done to detect early failures and ensuring reliability. In some cases Grant even builds his own discrete front end rather than using an integrated circuit op-amp. All with the intent of building the best sounding audio amplifier you can buy.

"Audio Wave ltd is excited to have Aegis Distribution Inc represent the brand in the USA, Canada, South America and the Caribbean countries. ADi understands and has the knowledge to back up our products to a very high standard and I have full confidence that our companies will be a great partnership," said Audio Wave's Grant Hunan. "ADi's President Scott Welch has been using Audio Wave amplifiers for the last two years and understands the commitment and time that we put into every product."

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