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Epsilon Electronics Inc has unveiled its new Soundstream Rubicon amplifiers at CES 2016. It has also announced its new Soundstream Stealth Bluetooth amplifiers. 

"Bold engineering and unconventional thinking will bring out nothing but the best in both our product and our people". This vision has earned Soundstream over 90 industry awards for innovation and performance.

The amps have made several key improvements. Rubicon Nano’s signal inputs, power/ground, and speaker connections are all re-located to the leading edge of the chassis, for an easier, more appealing install.

All pre-amp & crossover options are conveniently located on the top surface, making adjustment after installation possible. 2016 Rubicon Nano models include a 4ch, 5ch, & class D monoblocks up to 2,500 watts.

Epsilon has announced its new Precision Powerclass subwoofers. The subs have a wild-looking dustcap that acts as a heatsink to extract heat from the coil gap. It is also embedded into recesses in the cone and stiffens the cone for durability and to eliminate cone flex which cases radiated noise.

All in all, this subwoofer is a result of strong engineering and dedication to the competitor in all of us.

The Precision Power Powerclass Subwoofers contains the following features:

  • Composite Blend Fiber/pulp cone, rigid for extreme conditions
  • Aluminum heatsink center cap removes harmful heat build-up
  • Inverted rubber surround with harsh chemical protection
  • PVC rubber trim ring and gasket seals potential air leaks
  • 5” 4-layer Dual Voice Coil Configuration for Any Application
  • 8ga compressed terminals secure wire connections
  • Dual poly-cotton suspension maintains velocity control
  • Diecast aluminum frame w/powder coat finish
  • 170 oz. magnet increases dynamic performance
  • Vented T-Yoke backplate improves thermal venting
  • Complete recone kits available

For more information: http://precisionpower.com/store/products/subwoofers/power-class.html

Epsilon Electronics Inc., better known as the umbrella company which manages audio/visual brands such as Soundstream; Precision Power; Power Acoustik; Farenheit, and SPL has added a new team member to its family. Paul Goldberg comes to the company with a vast amount of experience in the Sales and Marketing sector. As the VP of Sales and Marketing, Paul is adept at securing customer loyalty, improving team performance, and forging strong relationships with external business partners.

With 20 plus years of experience and expertise leading channel sales, direct sales, and marketing operations for both enterprise and consumer product companies, Paul Goldberg is an accomplished and highly respected senior level sales management leader. Paul’s expertise lies in areas of business development, strategic planning, sales, marketing, and operations.

Paul welcomes the challenge set forth and is “Looking forward to working with Epsilon Electronics. I welcome the challenge of working with a company that has a great reputation and products.” Under Paul’s direction he will refocus the channel strategy to move the company forward and grow further the business. Epsilon Electronics Inc. is excited to have Paul Goldberg on board and looks forward to increasing its revenue in the next coming years.

Montebello, CA (February 16, 2017) – Epsilon Electronics Inc. has announced its Dealer/Distributor show schedule for the first half of 2017.

These shows will represent various Epsilon Electronics brands such as SoundStream and Power Acoustik, NESA and VST. Epsilon Electronics is currently accepting appointments to meet with all those who are involved in the trade in attendance.

“We are excited to participate in these upcoming trade shows,“ said Paul Goldberg, vice-president sales and marketing for Epsilon Electronics. “This is a great opportunity for us to meet with our dealers one-on-one.”       

The current schedule is complete through the end of May and includes the following shows:   

February 16-19 – Automobility (Vancouver, Canada)

March 4 – N&H Electric (Hattiesburg, MS)

March 9-10 - Mountain West (Phoenix, AZ)

March 11 - Ultimate Marketing (Columbia, SC)

March 12 – Shiflet & Dickson (Gastonia, NC)

March 15-17 – P & E Distributing Tennessee (Goodlettsville, TN)

March 17-19 – LESCO (Orlando, FL)

March 30 – Mountain West (Salt Lake City, UT)

April 4 – Woofer Electronics Chicago (Chicago, IL)

April 3-5 – DAS Distributing Pennsylvania (Atlantic City, NJ)

April 7 – Echo Marketing (Chicago, IL)

April 9-11 – MERA (Indianapolis, IN)

April 17-19 – AM Distributors (Broadview, IL)

April 18 – Mountain West (Denver, CO)

April 19 – AM Merchandising (Northern CA)

April 21-23 – Petra Industries (Edmond, OK)

April 22-23 – Importel Canada (Toronto, CA)

The schedule for the second half of 2017 will be released soon. Dealers who have further questions should contact their rep directly.   

Montebello, CA (January 10, 2017) – The Epsilon Electronics booth was robbed of 7 units during the recent CES Show in Las Vegas. Among the units stolen Sunday evening were two conceptualized units, which have yet to go on sale to the public.

“We are taking this situation very seriously,” said Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Epsilon Electronics Inc., Paul Goldberg. “We are working closely with local authorities and Las Vegas Convention Center staff to make sure the perpetrators are brought to justice.”

"The targeted theft of prototypes suggests that the purpose is to copy our hard work and compromise our investment in product development,” Goldberg continued. “Whoever is to blame represents the very lowest level of integrity in our business and must be stopped."

In light of this situation, Epsilon is offering a reward of $10,000 for information leading to the capture and conviction of those involved.

While seven units were stolen overall, the most valuable unit was the Soundstream VRN-DD7HB dual-screen source unit. This unit  has garnered a great deal of notoriety in conjunction with the CES Show in the media and on social media. This unit is due to be released to the public in March and is patent-pending.

The units stolen appear to have been targeted given that they were newer models, two of which debuted at CES.

As a result of the robbery, the Epsilon Electronics suffered not only loss of property, but damage to their booth as well.  The image below depicts the Epsilon booth as it was discovered on the morning of Monday, January 9. 

Montebello, CA March 3, 2016 – Epsilon Electronics Inc name brands Soundstream and Precision Power will be participating sponsors during the 2016 US Touring Car Championship races. First race of the season kicks off on April 16, 2016 and will take place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway LAS VEGAS, Nv.

USTCC is America’s most exciting touring car racing. Cars are production-based sedans, coupes and hatchbacks with chassis and suspensions that have been modified for maximum performance.

Every Nitto Tire USTCC event utilizes a standing start, which is known as one of the most exciting thrills in all of motorsports.

For more information log on to: http://www.ustcc.com

Montebello, CA April 29, 2016 – Wet season is upon us and Soundstream is releasing its 2016 product line of Wake Tower Speakers. These units are made of heavy-duty properties designed to stand up to any extreme environments such as water, snow, mud, etc.  and come in 6.5” or 8” sizes.

The packaging further displays the many uses that come with these units highlighting its element-ready specifications. They come colored in either white or titanium waterproof enclosure.  

Customizable lighting is also available on both models.  Furthermore, known for its high audio performance that rivals most competitors in its class, Soundstream delivers not in only in price but also in quality of its products.

The Soundstream WTS-65 and WTS-80 Wake Tower Speakers contains the following specs:

  • 100% Water-Resistant Enclosure and Speaker System
  • Marine Grade Waterproof Coaxial Speaker
  • Fiber Reinforced ABS Frame w/UV Protection
  • 1” Titanium Dome Tweeter
  • Injection Molded Polypropylene Cone
  • Butyl Rubber Surround w/UV Protection
  • Moisture Isolated Magnet Structure
  • Rubber Tweeter Pole Gasket
  • Quick Disconnect Terminals
  • Meets ROHS & CE Certification

For further product info: http://soundstream.com/wake-tower-speakers/

Montebello, CA April 15, 2016 – Epsilon Electronics, Inc. welcomes Amber Omran as National Sales Manager to our sister brands NESA and VST. Both brands focus on manufacturing audio and visual electronics to the automotive industry and provide a lot of the high quality products that Epsilon is proud of providing.

Amber is “…really excited about this new venture and opportunity. My goal here is to team up with our sales reps and customers to bring brand awareness to NESA and VST.” Having worked in manufacturing and as a sales rep, she brings a unique skill set to the table understanding both sides of the equation. Furthermore Amber believes that “Processes lead to efficiency and efficiencies lead to growth.”

VST holds a strong reputation as one of the leading manufacturers in the mobile video industry for their maximum information display systems and advanced technological products. VST products are engineered to simplify all aspects of the mobile video industry without sacrificing quality. 

 

Epsilon Electronics has employed a new West Regional Sales Manager, Adrian Stoner. Adrian contains a degree in Business Administration and has been working in the sales and marketing field, in particular the 12-volt industry close to 18 years. He has a wide variety of experience in the consumer electronics sector and has worked with high-profile companies, which include Clarion, DEI, Alpine Electronics, and most recently Kicker.

Adrian Stoner is excited to work with Epsilon and has many goals to attain including "…to review the region, assess customer needs and get feedback on what’s needed to grow our brand with current partners as well as vet out potential new customers.”

Furthermore, he foresees many changes ahead in the company including “We are looking to grow our brand image, grow our sales and of course grow company margins.  This will mean some behavioral changes for the company as well as in our regions.”

Montebello, CA August 15, 2016 – Epsilon Electronics Inc is excited to unveil their newest endeavor involving web sessions. The first video released showcases the name brand Power Acoustik MOFO-122X subwoofer.  

These videos will be released on a monthly basis in accordance to product reviews, highlights, or instructional videos regarding the number of brands under the Epsilon umbrella.  Technical writer and video spokesperson Chris Giordano predicts this new venture to be “…quite exciting and informative for not only our fans but also our dealers looking to familiarize themselves more in depth with our products.”

The car audio industry is a competitive industry and Epsilon believes this new venture will further help them set apart from the competition. 

Epsilon Electronics, Inc. will release a new line of products in 2016, including the Soundstream AptiX series VR-65B head units and the Power Acoustik head units Incite Series PDN-621HB. Both AptiX and Incite Series operating systems use an advanced microprocessors and central processing unit bringing fast reaction time into automotive multimedia entertainment systems.

Premium units feature built-in advanced GPS Navigation with MobileLink 2-way MHL complete smart phone integration, or Sirius/XM satellite radio ready interface. Standards for all models include SmartSense capacitive glass touch panel, Bluetooth V3.0 for hands-free calling, Adaptive Fast Charging of enabled mobile devices, and more.

Select units add multi-color illumination or an advanced audio staging equalizer. Each universal 2-DIN model uses a 6.2” Active Matrix LCD display with adjustable LED backlighting. 1-DIN models available in summer 2016 include motorized 7” and detachable 3.4” LCD.

Epsilon Electronics will be revealing new products at the upcoming CES 2016 show at the Las Vegas Convention Center January 6-9th, 2016. They’ve again invested countless efforts to develop and engineer numerous exciting products for 2016; paying attention to market trends, customer’s suggestions, and direct feedback from distributors.

In turn, they promise this CES 2016 will be an exciting unveiling of new products where they will be showcasing them in category stations. Epsilon will be present in Booth #1525 in North Hall. Epsilon Electronics Inc. has more than thirty-two years worth of experience and success in audio and video automotive industry.

President and CEO Jack Rochel learned a long time ago that innovation is key in order to stay competitive. For this reason, Epsilon Electronics Inc. has continuously invested in research and development and stayed on top of the latest innovations. By employing an in-house research and development team, Epsilon has kept up with the latest trends in the automotive audio/video industry.

March 10, 2016 – Precision Power is now shipping its two-way Powerclass components P.65C2. Powerclass P.65C2 components showcase an astounding range of 40,000 Hz.

Traditional thinking suggests that the human ear can only audibly hear up to 20,000 Hz. However, while we can only audibly hear to 20,000 Hz, there is a musical harmonic content well beyond. It is these higher frequencies harmonics that give texture, and presents the airiness of a live performance.

It is those higher frequencies that give music emotion and touches other senses. Precision Power throws out the traditional “its good enough” thinking our competition clings to in turn breaking tradition to give you the most realistic audio reproduction possible.

The Precision Powerclass Components P.65C2 contains the following features:

Tweeter:

• Adjustable Spin Nut Mounting System
• Air Motion Technology
• High Power Neo Magnets
• Integrated Lead Wires

Woofer:

• Die Cast Aluminum Frame
• PVC “Sealer” Integrated Trim Ring Grill
• Natural Fiber Composite Cone
• Inverted Surround Technology
• High Power Strontium Ferrite Magnets
• Integrated Nickel Plated Spring Terminals

For more info: http://precisionpower.com/product/p-65c2/

 

9-21-2016 -- As things typically go in the consumer electronics world, you can start out in one place and end up somewhere completely unexpected. Such was the case with Paul Goldberg, who took the reins at the Montebello, Calif.-based Epsilon Group of Companies more than 18 months ago as VP of sales and marketing.­­

Started 35 years ago by brothers Jack and Don Rochel, Epsilon has grown from its roots as a single brand, Power Acoustik, to an industry leading outfit that houses several major names under its umbrella including Farenheit, SPL, Soundstream, and Precision Power.

Surprisingly, Goldberg’s career hasn’t included car audio at all. He worked for DXG Technology Inc., a maker of digital cameras and camcorders. He spent time at Epson America, MicroCom, and Diamond Multimedia where he spent 10 years selling cable modems, routers and graphics cards for gamers. “I’ve been in just about everything over the years.”

But being a newcomer to the 12-volt world definitely has its advantages. “The reason [the Rochel brothers] brought me on board was because of my different perspective than a lot of vets in the business,” Goldberg said. “My background is computers, peripherals, connectivity, video, still pictures—and all of these technologies are now being incorporated into the connected car environment. I’m not a hardcore audiophile, but I’ve come into this industry with a lot of experience in other consumer electronics categories and have an understanding of the different channels for those kinds of technologies. So that is where my perspective differs and gives me the ability to take a look at where this company can go and will go into the future as opposed to the same things that have been done already. What are we going to do, come out with another thousand-watt amplifier? What consumers want is access to technology at a reasonable cost—and that is what we do.”

All In The Family

With his fresh outlook, Goldberg is focused on positioning all of the company’s diverse brands to a more discerning consumer base. “We’re looking to differentiate,” he said. “One of the issues is that a lot of the different models have similarities. We need to have each model in each brand do its own thing and exist on its own rather than be a clone of another brand. There has been a lot of diversification in the last year. You’ve seen the graphic user interface with video products. The performance and design with speakers and amps are now very different.”

The products also target different price points and address different concerns of consumers in the marketplace, Goldberg noted.

The growth strategy that has been in place has paid off, he said, with market share and profitability results to prove it. “We’ve grown by six or seven percent, very profitable,” Goldberg said. “We’re about 12 to 14 percent ahead of where we were last year at this time.”

The backbone of the effort is about having the right product. “In general, we’ve been very successful in head units that incorporate navigation,” Goldberg said. “Our competitors have been indicating that that’s been on the decline, but our customers have said they’re coming to us because we produce a great product at a great price. A lot of our units allow you to plug in your smartphone and mirror what’s on your display. Incorporating your smartphone into your head unit has been a real winner for us in terms of where we have gone.”

The company has also added digital amps to its lineup—ones that are smaller and throw off much less heat with more power than the gigantic amps that have been the norm in the business for a long time. “Even though it’s technology that has just started being embraced by the consumer, it is a good strategy because it’s growing.”

Speaker technologies have also been expanded with a variety of woofers at different price points that are both efficient and capable of handling a range of amp power. “Those have done very well for us,” Goldberg noted.

To steer product development in the right direction, Goldberg has implemented something he has found successful in his previous lives—the focus group. “When we design something, engineers talk to chip makers about all the great technology that can be incorporated into a product. If you incorporate this great tech into a product, you also have to consider what the consumer wants. We’ve gotten a lot of consumer feedback. We create prototypes, get consumer feedback, and based on that feedback decide what features will be included in products. We’re just seeing now how it is starting to pay off.”

Read the rest of the article HERE.

Soundstream is now shipping the VRN-64HB Double-DIN multimedia receiver with GPS Navigation & 6.2-inch LCD Touch Screen.

It is equipped with MHL MobileLink X2 Integration Android Mobile Device via Front Panel USB. It also offers turn-by-turn GPS Navigation of USA, Canada, and Mexico. Other exciting features include Bluetooth v3.0 Hands-free calling from enabled phone and A2DP wireless MP3 Audio playback from enabled devices.

In addition, the Soundstream VRN-64HB multimedia receiver contains the following features:

  • Advanced FM/AM Tuner with RDBS
  • Playback from DVD & CD of MP3 & MP4
  • Front & Rear Pre-amp audio outputs
  • Variable Subwoofer pre-amp output
  • Rear view Camera input w/trigger
  • Video output for auxiliary devices
  • Custom backgrounds & screen savers

•  800x480 Widescreen Resolution

For further product info, visit: http://soundstream.com/product/vrn-64hb/

Montebello, CA March 31, 2016 – Soundstream is now releasing the VHD-99 universal replacement headrest pre-loaded with DVD player, a 9-inch LCD Touch Screen.

It’s large scale and adjustable LCD touch screen and control of all on-screen menus and commands makes it very user friendly. Additionally, it also includes a wireless IR youth fit headphone perfect for keeping the kids entertained while driving.

Furthermore it comes equipped with AUX A/V input for connection of game console or personal media devices and RCA A/V input and output for auxiliary source or opposite headrest.

The Soundstream VHD-99 contains the additional following features:

  • Adjustable Universal Installation headrest w/9” swiveling LCD
  • Touch Screen control of all on-screen menus & commands
  • 3 Changeable color skins available (grey, beige, black)
  • Playback from DVDR/RW of 720p MP4 & Other video formats
  • Playback from 32GB USB of MP4 & Other video formats
  • Dual Channel Wireless IR Headphone transmitter
  • FM Stereo Transmitter for Car Stereo Integration
  • Hardwired 3.5mm Headphone Output
  • 3/8” Locking Pole w/1/2” & 9/16” Adapters
  • NTSC/PAL Auto Selection
  • 800 x 480 16:9 Widescreen Resolution
  • 400 NIT Screen Brightness
  • Dimensions: 10.5”w x 8”h x 5.5”d

For further product info: http://soundstream.com/product/vhd-99/