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Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. will attend the upcoming Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) KnowledgeFest show, hosted at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas from Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11.

Alpine’s exhibit will be in booth #801 where staff will be on-site to demo Alpine’s universal receivers, like the 9” iLX-F259 Alpine Halo9 with a customizable interface, the 7” iLX-W650 Receiver and KTA-450 Amplifier PowerStack system, and new navigation systems.

The booth will also feature Alpine’s sound system product line, like the PXE-0850S Advanced Wireless Digital Sound Processor (DSP) and three full sound system lineups: Alpine’s X, R, and S-Series speakers, subwoofers, and amplifiers. 

The X-Perience Toyota Tundra® will be on-site loaded with Alpine’s premium X-Series sound system. Visitors can experience the power and detail of their music like never before from the 6”x 9” component speakers powered by three X-Series amplifiers and a PXE-0850S processor for unrivaled sound.

This year, Alpine partnered with Frisco Audio & Tint to load a 2019 Kia Stinger with a full R-Series sound system, including three 10-inch subwoofers and a PXE-0850S (DSP), to display during KnowledgeFest. The vehicle will demonstrate the integration capabilities of the processor to power the R-Series sound system for a “Loud and Fun” music experience. After KnowledgeFest, the Stinger will be used by the dealership for Alpine product demos and sales support.

Alpine will host three training sessions on the 2019 Alpine Product Lineup, with a focus on “Simple” and “Sound” products that will include a guided open forum for industry and dealer discussion. Sessions are Friday, August 9 from 1: 45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., Saturday, August 10 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, August 11 from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Alpine’s continued presence at KnowledgeFest is part of an ongoing effort to invest in their 12-Volt independent retailers, so activities such as Alpine’s nationwide X-Perience events will also be discussed at the training sessions.

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

Toyota Tundra® is a registered trademark of Toyota Motor Corporation.

Attendees are encouraged to visit and use the “Education Workshops & Vendor Training” link to register for the Alpine training sessions.

August 7, 2018 -- Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. will be participating at the upcoming KnowledgeFest show, taking place August 16-19 at the Dallas Convention Center.  Alpine will be in booth #20 with a 40- by 20-foot space on the main show floor.

The booth will feature an assortment of products carried by independent 12-volt specialists including the iLX-F309 Alpine Halo9 with 9-inch hovering display; PXE-0850S advanced wireless processor; 1-DIN receivers; and speakers, amplifiers, and subwoofers from the X, R, and S-Series lineups.

The company will have three demo vehicles on display: the Alpine X-Perience Ford F-150 with an Alpine Halo9, PXE-0850S, and X-Series sound system; a Honda CRV with the Alpine Halo9, PXE-0850S, and R-Series sound system; and a Cadillac CTS with the iLX-107 Wireless CarPlay Receiver and X-Series sound system.

Alpine is hosting two training sessions which will take place on Saturday, August 18 from 4:45-5:45 PM and Sunday, August 19 from 3:30-4:30 PM. Saturday’s training will cover product updates and additions to the 2018 lineup. Sunday’s training will focus on DSP and the PXE-0850S advanced wireless processor including the installation, use case, and tuning of this product. Giveaways will be available at both trainings, and those who attend the Sunday session will also have a chance to win one PXE-0850S and an X-Series sound system.

All KnowledgeFest attendees are welcome to visit the Alpine booth, join the training sessions, and meet with Alpine staff from the sales, marketing, and product planning teams.

Seattle, WA, December 7th, 2021 – AudioControl ( will be displaying best-in-class mobile entertainment products, showcasing an outrageous Volvo C30R demo vehicle and hosting vital training seminars for attendees at Knowledgefest Dallas, being held at the Dallas Market Center, December 10th-12th, 2021.

The AudioControl team will be hosting one training seminar per day for attendees, beginning on Friday with how to maximize system performance using AudioControl’s all-in-one amplifier solutions. Saturday’s track will focus on how to best utilize the full line of active line output converters, load generating devices and digital signal processors from AudioControl that are powerful tools for efficiently and effectively producing better sounding systems for every customer. Sunday’s training will highlight the many benefits of utilizing AudioControl’s DM-RTA, the ultimate test tool for efficiently producing high-performance systems that are more predictable and professional.

"AudioControl offers a broad range of mobile entertainment products that enable dealers and installers to offer best solutions, unmatched performance and reliability,” explained Mobile Audio Sales Manager Matthew Palumbo. “We will be running demos of a full AudioControl system in Joseph Norton’s Volvo C30R and providing educational tracks throughout the event, helping sales and installation teams utilize AudioControl products to exceed customer expectations across all types of vehicles.”   


Friday, December 10th 3:00pm-4:00pm Room D224

AudioControl Amplifiers: The all-in-one solution


Saturday, December 11th 4:15pm-5:15pm Room D224

LOCs, LGDs, & DSPs Oh My! (The ultimate guide to OEM integration and signal processing)

Sunday, December 12th 10:45am-11:45am Room D224

DM-RTA: The Ultimate Audio Test Tool


Click here to Reserve Your Seat   

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 visit audiocontrol.comor contact AudioControl at +1 425-775-8461 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


High-performance 5-channel amplifiers, vital OEM integration tools and more will be on display in Dallas 

Seattle, Wash., August 8th, 2019 – AudioControl ( makers of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets has announced that they will be showcasing new products at the 2019 Dallas Knowledgefest including two high-power 5-channel amplifiers with 1300 watts of total system power and available DSP. Additionally, AudioControl will introduce several new Load Generating Devices (LGD’s) that enable technicians to add aftermarket audio components to a wide range of OEM entertainment systems from Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Maserati. A BMW demo vehicle highlighting AudioControl processors and amplification, designed and built by Gary Biggs, will also be available for listening sessions in booth 625.

"These new products open up significant opportunities for our dealer base, and we are very excited to show them to dealers at Knowledgefest,” said Chris Bennett, National Sales Director - Mobile at AudioControl. “The 5-channel amplifiers offer AudioControl performance in a complete system, single-chassis solution—and the load generating devices create opportunities for dealers to sell high-performance system upgrades in a great many new vehicles. AudioControl continues to be a solutions provider with these premium product introductions."

New 5-Channel Amplifiers

The two new 5-channel amplifiers from AudioControl both offer 125 watts X4-channels RMS at 4-Ohm (200watts RMS X4 at 2-Ohm) and 500 watts X1-channel at 2-Ohm along with eight speaker level inputs with selectable summing capability. The D-5.1300 delivers onboard DSP control of all amplified outputs and a pair of low-level outputs as well. The DSP interface is managed by the highly intuitive DM Smart App designed for all of AudioControl’s DSP amplifiers. The LC-5.1300 offers the same outstanding specs and performance without the DSP features.

OEM Integration with Load Generating Devices

The AudioControl AC-LGD20 load generating device has been designed specifically for Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Maserati audio systems without an amplifier. The AC-LGD60 load generating device provides interface capability for Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Maserati audio systems with an amplifier. Now AudioControl dealers can offer premium upgrades to their customers with these vehicles.



AudioControl will be offering training seminars at KnowledgeFest Dallas on Friday, August 9th, (1:45 pm - 2:45 pm) in Meeting Room C146 and Saturday, August 10th, 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm in Meeting Room: C155

Click here to Reserve Your Seat

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, Wash., 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 visit or contact AudioControl at +1 425-775-8461 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The first day of KnowledgeFest Dallas saw packed classrooms, where attendees learned about improving their businesses, selling accessories, stereo and more. Bryan Schmitt of Mobile Solutions presented on 12-volt industry trends, along with ideas on how to keep a business moving forward.  "Saying you're an expert is one thing," Schmitt noted during his lecture. "Being an expert takes clear direction and dedication to that goal."  

The biggest takeaway from today's sessions were the numbers: Training sessions were very well-attended, with people waiting outside the door in some cases, trying to look inside. Knowledge-seeking continued into the evening with "Night School" sessions, including Part 2 of JL Audio's School of Sound; Mastering Instagram; and a store owners' roundtable discussion led by Chris Cook of MEA.

My personal favorites included the first part of JL Audio's presentations on sound, and Vince De Stefano's lecture on "The Fine Art of Selling Accessories." Look for a feature article by the same name in the September issue of Mobile Electronics magazine, in case you missed the class or would like a refresher!

See you on the show floor.

Oklahoma City, Okla., July 31, 2019 -- DD Audio is again attending KnowledgeFest Dallas, August 9-11, 2019 at the Dallas Convention Center where they will be located at Booth #633. DD Audio is proud to help KnowledgeFest, presented by MEA, round out their year-long celebration of 25 Years of Industry Service by attending the Dallas event which features the extremely popular Industry Awards Banquet.

At this year's event, DD Audio is teaming up with Ohio Generator and JY Power to present a two-part technical training session titled, Do You Have the Power? These sessions are aimed at demystifying how to properly address a vehicle’s charging system when designing, quoting, and building a high-performance audio system. Part 1 with Co-Host Ohio Generator focusing on High Output Alternators will take place on Friday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm, in room C154. Part 2 with Co-Host JY Power will focus on Lithium Batteries and takes place on Saturday from 6pm to 7pm, in room C145. Don’t miss out on these power-packed sessions.

In addition to the training sessions, when attendees visit the DD Audio booth they can get an up-close look a 2016 Mercedes AMG GT built by Pyramid Custom of Ft. Worth TX featuring a custom sub-stage with two custom-built 1500 Series Power Tuned 6 Inch Subwoofers running on a single DM1500a D Series Monoblock Amplifier, all wired with Z-Wire Speaker and Power Cable. The beautiful AMG GT will perfectly demonstrate that no matter the ride, there’s room to Upgrade Your SoundTM.

DD Audio representatives are eagerly awaiting KFest Dallas 2019 and the chance to meet new and returning shop owners, installers, manufacturers and mobile electronics professionals. Attendees are encouraged to visit with them at booth #633, the DD Audio training sessions or wherever they may find them over the weekend. DD Audio always welcomes questions, ideas, and feedback.

Visit to sign up for DD Audio training.

Hands-On Demonstration of Latest Technologies and Technical and Sales Trainings

VISTA, Calif. (August 1, 2019) – Directed announced today its training schedule for KnowledgeFest Dallas, continuing its relationship with the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) as Platinum Partners.

“We love exhibiting and training at the KnowledgeFest series of shows,” said Directed CEO Bob Struble. “Our participation in these events helps build our strong relationship with our dealer and installer partners and highlights Directed’s industry leadership in product innovation and support.”

Directed will be at the Dallas Convention Center from August 9th through 11th. Attendees can experience Directed’s industry leading innovation in Booth 515. They will see the latest DS4 technologies including the industry’s only wireless siren, SmartStart Pro, the industry’s fastest Connected Car solution, and Viper Powersports Security and GPS products. Attendees can also learn about the new revenue opportunities available from Directed’s Ignition Interlock business, Alcohol Detection Systems.

Last year’s “Race the CEO Challenge” was such a success Directed is repeating it and will be rewarding folks who beat Bob’s install time with an “I Beat Bob” t-shirt. The person with the fastest time will win a Denon / Definitive Technology sound system. Directed’s Race the CEO challenge will be available during all show floor hours.

During technical trainings, Directed Product Specialist Representatives Bryan Nelson and Colby Pitman will coach up attendees on the latest technical updates in Directed’s evolving product line. Show attendees can choose from four different timeslots, so there’s no reason to not attend.

Technical training sessions for KnowledgeFest Dallas are scheduled as following:

  • Friday, August 9th from 3-4PM in Room C149
  • Saturday, August 10th from 4:45-5:45PM in Room C143
  • Saturday, August 10th from 6-7PM in Room C143
  • Sunday, August 11th from 4:45-5:45PM in Room C154

Directed will also host a sales training led by Regional Sales Director for Western US, Tim Page. He’ll guide attendees through the best practices of selling Directed products. Your sales team will not want to miss it. The sales training takes place Sunday, August 11th from 3:30-4:30PM in Room C154.

All technical and sales training attendees will receive a gift bag full of Directed swag and Directed will also give away Bluetooth speakers during trainings.

To show appreciation for visiting its booth, Directed will be raffling off some great prizes. Come by the booth for more information.

Not a Directed Dealer? Please visit or call 1-800-876-0800 to become a Directed Dealer today!

Directed is a world leader in automotive electronics, the largest North American designer and marketer of consumer-branded vehicle security and remote start systems, and a pioneer in the connected car space. Its products connect more consumers to their vehicles than anyone else on the planet. Directed markets its broad portfolio (sold under Viper®, Clifford®, Python®, Autostart®, AstroStart®, Alcohol Detection Systems® and other brands) through leading national retailers and specialty chains. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

August 15, 2019 -- DS18 is very happy to be a part of 2019 Knowledgefest in Dallas, Texas where Rob Ferro, Aaron Zook, and Jason Martin represented the brand. Massive support showed up in attendance where current and future dealers came to see all the new and evolving products that are being debuted at the show.

Among these products are the Frx4k4, which is a 1000x4 1-ohm stable full range amp that is bridgeable at 2 ohms and produced over 1600 watts burst power on our lab amplifier dyno and 1250w x4 in uncertified mode.

DS18 has also released two midrange speakers designed to shine in the motorcycle community named the Pro-SM6.2 and Pro-SM8.2. These midrange blasters are shallow mount and 2 ohms so you can get the max power per channel out of your amplifier without having to bridge. Don’t let the name fool you, these are not only for motorcycles. They can be used in many applications inside and outside the vehicle of your choosing.

The next new release is the long awaited JL-Soundbar! Now Jeep JL owners have the same option as the JK and JKU from DS18! Fully loaded, it comes with 4 waterproof 8-inch speakers with built in tweeters in the grill. To complement these 8-inch monsters, we added 4 1.75-inch super tweeters to get that blasting sound all Jeepers want. Coming in 3 colors and having many RGB options, the color combinations are endless.

Saving the best for last, DS18 has proudly teamed up with Zumba to bring an array of studio PA speakers to fill the needs of fitness buffs to DJ sets with these powerful portable powered speakers. They come in 3 different sizes that all provide room rumbling bass, clear and loud midrange, and pleasing highs to complete the full range of frequencies for your endless amount of applications. All Bluetooth, mic enabled, USB ready, and linkable these will bring real life to your music with authority.  

We are ecstatic and grateful to all our supporters and thank you all for making DS18 one of the busiest booths on the floor! We will see you again in 2020! We like it loud!

Customizable Platforms and Integrations on Display at KFEST 2018

Dallas, Texas – August 15, 2018 -- ESCORT, the leader in premium radar and laser detection technology, today announced it will showcase its mobile electronics and specialty automotive products at KnowledgeFest 2018 in Dallas, TX. These products designed for the 12-volt specialist market will be on display in booth #411 at the Dallas Convention Center, Friday August 17th - Sunday, August 19th. ESCORT will also be holding two training sessions throughout the KnowledgeFest conference as well.

The solutions on display will include:

ESCORT iX Ci Platform

The ESCORT iX Ci platform features an intelligent range front radar receiver and includes our patented In-Vehicle TechnologyTM (IVT) Filter to eliminate false alarms from vehicle collision systems. The new iX Ci platform is expandable to add rear radar sensors and up to four ShifterMax laser sensors. It also includes a LED matrix display, control panel, GPS antenna, interface boxes and be Bluetooth® enabled to for real-time, connected driving through the ESCORT LiveTM app.

ESCORT MAX Ci Platform

The ESCORT MAX Ci platform includes an advanced range front radar receiver and ultra DSP technology for the earliest warning of speed monitoring threats. The MAX Ci features a full color OLED display and controller and is expandable to add rear radar sensors and up to four ShifterMax laser sensors. It also includes a GPS antenna, interface boxes and be Bluetooth® enabled to for real-time, connected driving through the ESCORT LiveTM app.


The ESCORT MAX Ci 360 is the best, most advanced detection system for the ultimate in driver alert and ticket protection on the planet. Designed to be seamlessly integrated into the vehicle, it features both front & rear radar detection as well as front and rear laser shifters that protect drivers against all speed monitoring devices for complete 360 degrees for driver alert awareness with directional threat warning.

ESCORT ZR5 Laser Shifter

The ZR5 Laser Shifter includes two ShifterMax sensors, bridge box, in-vehicle controller and interface enabling the Shifter System to either be used independently or through a direct wire cord to plug into existing ESCORT windshield mounted detectors for complete radar & laser protection. The ZR5 is also expandable with two additional ShifterMax sensors for a total of four shifters providing maximum front or rear laser protection.

ESCORT ZW5 Laser Shifter

The ZW5 Shifter System is designed to wirelessly integrate with ESCORT windshield mounted detectors by allowing full audio and visual alert output as well as complete ShifterMax system control all through the windshield mounted detector in real time. The ZW5 includes a wireless interface, bridge box, ZW5 Smartcord, and two ShifterMax sensors. The interface mounts under the hood and communicates to the ESCORT windshield unit through wireless technology. In addition to its own products, ESCORT will have on display solutions from its integration partners including Kenwood / iDatalink that enable ESCORT iX Ci and MAX Ci detection systems to be displayed and controlled on Kenwood multimedia receivers using the new Maestro Rr2 interface. Other partner solutions showcased will include Mid City Engineering OEM integration and custom mirror integration from Radar Mirror.

ESCORT is a leading manufacturer of high-performance radar and laser detectors and the patented ESCORT LiveTM real-time ticket protection network. ESCORT manufactures products under the ESCORT, REDLINE and SOLO names. The company is held by Cedar Electronics; a leading global supplier of mobile and consumer products and possesses a portfolio of industry leading brands including Cobra Electronics, ESCORT and Snooper. Additional information about ESCORT, Inc. is available at

Dania Beach, Fla., August 1, 2019 - SounDigital USA introduces new models under Ground Zero brand during KnowledgeFest in Dallas, TX. The GZCS 100MB, GZCS 200MBL-LHD and GZCS 200MBR-LHD are the perfect solutions for Mercedes-Benz owners.

The GZCS 100MB is a 4" 2-way speaker system, featuring an amazing midbass with aluminum cone and aluminum cast housing. The tweeter is a 1" silk dome tweeter that guarantees a precise and smooth response.

The GZCS 200MBL-LHD (Driver Side) and GZCS 200MBR-LHD (Passenger Side) are 8" woofers with pressed paper fiber cone, neodymium motor and start playing as low as 40 Hz.

"We're very happy to bring Ground Zero car specific solutions to U.S. consumers," said Diogo Ianaconi, CEO of SounDigital USA. "Customers are looking for plug and play solutions and great ways to improve the sound quality of their vehicles. We believe these are the perfect solution."

The GZCS 100MB (MSRP $550.00), GZCS 200MBL-LHD (MSRP $450.00) and GZCS 200MBR-LHD ($450.00) are a great addition to the Ground Zero line-up.

For more information or to become an authorized Ground Zero retailer, contact your local Ground Zero representative or email SounDigital USA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Premium Sound Deadening Brand Debuts at KnowledgeFest Dallas

DALLAS, TEXAS -- July 22, 2019 -- 12-volt industry icons John Schwartz and Bryan Schmitt partner to launch a premium brand of sound deadening products called SoundShield. The flagship product is a 4.5mm thick, triple-layer damping sheet with a flexible butyl rubber, high-tac adhesive base, a heat-rejecting foil center and a high-tech, waterproof closed-cell foam top layer. The sheets easily install on vehicle sheet metal and panels prone to vibration and transfer of road noise. SoundShield products are intended for 12 volt installation specialists and interior fabricators to aid in premium, finished-quality results of an automotive interior and sound system. The products debut at the MEA KnowledgeFest in Dallas, TX on August 9th.

Both company founders come from other well-established, self-made companies. Schwartz is the CEO of 2010 & 2015 ME-Mag Retailer of the Year, Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security in Anchorage, AK. Schmitt is the President of ME-Mag 2017 Accessory Vendor of the Year and three-time category finalist, Mobile Solutions USA. Both are regular presenters at industry trade events and mentors to many retail shop owners. The two have collaborated on business ideas and forward-looking industry initiatives over the years and the partnership with SoundShield is a natural evolution of their relationship.

“I’m so excited to partner with Bryan on SoundShield. He is one of the most respected people I know. I met Bryan in 2009 at a trade show and I knew we would be great friends," Schwartz said. "I think the Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security name I’ve worked hard to elevate completely matches the values of the Mobile Solutions brand. We both espouse integrity and high quality in the work we do, as well as that represented by independent specialists around the country. We want 12-volt technicians and interior fabricators to love SoundShield as much as we do.” Among the technical accolades, Schwartz noted the retail-to-consumer margins with SoundShield are also fantastic.

Since January 2019 the pair have been developing the SoundShield brand to serve the independent 12-volt specialist by researching and sourcing the highest quality automotive sound damping and absorption products in the industry. They’ve not only considered the technical aspects and installation-friendly design, but created stunning retail packaging and thoughtful profit margins to bring added labor dollars into the business of its dealers. “We are very much dedicated to highlighting the value of specialty installation and SoundShield products simply add to that effort," Schmitt said. "John Schwartz is an amazing marketing mind and an all-around business inspiration with all he’s accomplished, so I could not be more pleased to partner with him in SoundShield. We believe we have something very special to bring to market.” The company says retailers selling upscale interiors and high-end audio upgrades are the ideal audience for SoundShield partnerships.

SoundShield will debut its flagship damping sheet technology at MEA KnowledgeFest in Dallas, Texas, August 9-11, 2019. They will be co-located with the Mobile Solutions booth #523. SoundShield products will be distributed out of their Dallas, Texas warehouse which has its own dedicated staff. Shipping times are within one to three days anywhere in the continental US. The company is also seeking international distributors.

Founded in 2019, partners John Schwartz and Bryan Schmitt saw an opportunity to elevate the level of installation quality behind the panels of a vehicle interior so that every technician’s visual and audible installation efforts were highlighted without the drawbacks of rattles, buzzes and road noise. Headquartered in Anchorage, AK and with its central distribution facility in Dallas, Texas, SoundShield is dedicated to 12 volt retailers and interior fabrication specialists with the highest quality and most effective automotive sound deadening products available today.

For more information, please visit or follow them on Instagram at soundshield.

Dallas, Texas and Miramar, Florida, August 7, 2019 – JL Audio, an innovator in high-end audio solutions, today announced it will be attending the KnowledgeFest 2019 event in Dallas, reinforcing its commitment to supporting the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) and its mission to inform, educate and empower retailers.  

Returning as a Diamond Partner for 2019, JL Audio will have a 400 square-foot booth at the Dallas event, where it will be previewing and training the industry on upcoming marine-specific products, as well as showcasing its current marine audio solutions, including the:
  • M3 series: high-performance marine loudspeakers, subwoofers and tower speakers with optional RGB illumination;
  • M6 series: premium, high-performance marine loudspeakers, subwoofers, and tower speakers with Transflective RGB illumination;
  • And, MediaMaster source units.

“Marine is a hot market segment that offers a lot of exciting growth opportunities for retailers and dealers. But, selling and installing marine products requires retailers and dealers to have a thorough understanding of how vehicles and vessels differ acoustically,” said Bryatt Fischer, Director of Marketing for JL Audio. “KnowledgeFest events provide us with an exciting opportunity to showcase our latest marine-specific products, as well as offer attendees an advanced look and hands-on sales and installation training for upcoming products.”

In addition to its exciting marine product line, JL Audio will also showcase its powerful VXi series of compact DSP automotive amplifiers designed to give installers unprecedented tuning power and flexibility.

The company will be hosting multiple training sessions at KnowledgeFest Dallas designed to empower attendees with advanced knowledge on designing and configuring automotive and marine audio systems to achieve maximum audio performance.

Sessions include:
Session Description
JL Audio - Marine S.O.S.; Because a Vessel is Different from a Vehicle
Fri., August 9, 2019
3:00 to 4:00pm
Meeting Room: C146
Sun., August 11, 2019
3:30 to 4:30pm
Meeting Room: C155
The training team at JL Audio has developed a variation of their renowned School of Sound specific to marine audio. Steve Turrisi, Kevin Ferry and Rob Haynes will ensure you are prepared for the boating season with a refresher on the basics and provide insight to advanced system design, along with amplifier set up for marine audio applications.
DSP the Forgotten Course; ‘Time’ the Four-Letter Word that Should Not be Profane
Part A:
Sat., August 10, 2019
4:45 to 5:45pm
Meeting Room: C146
Part B:
Sat., August 10, 2019
6:00 to 7:00pm
Meeting Room: C146
Typically, when DSP system tuning is discussed only two of the three pillars are mentioned; Level and Frequency response.  Leaving ‘Time’ only briefly touched on, because time is difficult to measure and analyze. Steve Turrisi, Kevin Ferry and Rob Haynes will discuss how ‘Time’ plays a factor in the system tuning of a vehicle and the tools to use to address the effects it introduces.

In addition to the sessions above, JL Audio will also host its annual “School of Sound” series, where Steve Turrisi, Kevin Ferry and Rob Haynes educate the audience on the fundamentals of making good system design choices and how having an understanding of the basics will help retailers grow their businesses and boost customer loyalty. Part one takes place on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 11:00am in meeting room C146, and part two takes place during the Night School sessions, at 8:15pm in meeting room C146.

For more information about JL Audio, please, or follow onFacebook,TwitterandInstagram. Guided by a philosophy that great audio has real value, JL Audio develops innovative products that improve the audio experience on the go, in the home and in the studio. Committed to unique engineering and quality manufacturing, JL Audio operates three U.S. engineering facilities, and builds many of its home, car and marine loudspeaker products at the company's Miramar, Florida, USA factory, with components sourced from the company's global supply network. For more information, visit or follow the company on Facebook or Twitter.

Raising radar/laser category awareness and highlighting benefits of partnering with K40 are top priority

July 9, 2019 –ELGIN, IL–K40 Electronics announced today that they will be attending KnowledgeFest Dallas on August 9-11 at the Dallas Convention Center. The key objectives on the show floor and for K40's training sessions are to raise awareness on the profitability of the radar/laser category among mobile electronics retailers along with discussing K40’ unique partnership benefits.
"We value the opportunity to have quality, in person conversations with retailers. This allows us to spend time understanding their business needs, wants, and challenges,” said Rachel Clark, K40’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We'll have ongoing product demos in booth #416, fresh and interactive training classes, and a ‘little something special’ offered only at the Beer & Biz opening night event. KnowledgeFest Dallas attendees will discover the many ways K40 can positively impact their business from the install bay to the bottom line.”
In addition to show floor presentations, K40 will offer two dealer training sessions:

Driver Freedom Brings Grateful Clients and Sky High Profits

Description: In 60 passionately fun minutes, you’ll learn how Radar & Laser Defense keeps your clients protected while supercharging your store revenue. We’ll discuss the problem spirited drivers face today and how to custom tailor the best solution for their budget. From installation tips that save you time, to additional labor opportunities, we’ll demonstrate all the reasons why K40 is the industry’s preferred vendor for four decades running.

Date: Friday, August 9
Time: 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Room: C147 

Date: Saturday, August 10 
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Room: C154 

Seats to either K40 training session can be reserved here.

Established in 1977, K40 Electronics offers a full line of driving protection solutions for every driving style. Retailers interested in joining an exclusive group of authorized dealers can call 800-323-6768 or visit K40’s dealer inquiry page. 

July 20, 2018 -- Elgin, Ill. – K40 Electronics announced today it has partnered with Elias Ventura, Mobile Electronics Sales Pro of the Year 2017, to offer “pro proven” sales insights during K40’s training sessions at KnowledgeFest Dallas, August 17-19, 2018, at the Dallas Convention Center.

Ventura, Retail Operations Manager for Sound FX of Lewes, Del. will team up with K40 Electronics to share easy-to-implement techniques retailers can use in their stores to present K40 radar/laser products with confidence. Based on actual retail interactions, Ventura’s insights will enable attendees to engage customers on K40 products in creative new ways and utilize new sales techniques to answer and overcome objections. 

Two training sessions will be available from K40 Electronics:

Easy-to-Implement Ways to Sell More K40 Radar/Laser Products

These training sessions will cover:

  • Why the radar/laser category is important to retailers and their customers.
  • Understanding the reasons why customers buy any product.
  • The secret to selling more than one to two radar/laser systems a year.
  • Recognizing objections as requests for information and how to respond to them.
  • How to keep the conversation going when it feels like it’s hit a road block.
  • How to present K40 systems by focusing on customers’ wants/needs. 

Dates and Times:

Saturday, 8/18/18:  6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Room C146

Sunday, 8/19/18:  3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Room C154

Click HERE to reserve a seat to the K40 training sessions.

K40 will also be exhibiting its entire product line in booth #107. “We’re looking forward to discussing the latest K40 police radar/laser countermeasures which include vehicle integration options” said Rachel Clark, K40’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Most important, KnowledgeFest gives us the opportunity to see old friends and make new ones.”

For information on K40’s entire product line, which offers the industry’s first ticket-free guarantee, visit

NORTH ANDOVER January 3, 2017 — Mobile Electronics® announced that after its record setting KnowledgeFest attendance in Dallas, it has secured larger exhibit halls for both its 2017 KnowledgeFest events. It’s moving the KnowledgeFest Dallas show and educational conference to the Dallas Convention Center. Dates for the 2017 Dallas event are August 12-14. 

“KnowledgeFest Dallas is growing with more exhibitors, programming and attendees,” said Kerry Moyer, vice president strategic partnerships, Mobile Electronics. “2016 was a record-breaking event. We had to redraw the exhibit floor four times to accommodate the number of new exhibitors. With growing booth sizes, to meet our and our exhibitors’ needs, we decided it was time to move from the hotel-based venue to the larger show floor provided by the Dallas Convention Center.” 

Also, for 2017, Mobile Electronics is moving its Indianapolis-based KnowledgeFest (April 10-12) to a larger hall in the Indiana Convention Center. “We started small, and now in our third year, we want the flexibility to meet expected growth,” said Moyer. KnowledgeFest “Spring Training” is the kickoff event for the new products being introduced now. Manufacturers can train and educate dealers on features, benefits and installation techniques of their new products. 

KnowledgeFest shows and educational conferences are the electronics industry’s only events specifically targeted to the 12-volt mobile specialist, the installing dealer. KnowledgeFest three-day events combine an exhibit floor featuring the top brands in mobile electronics with educational workshops and manufacturer training sessions; making them the mobile electronics industry’s largest educational events.

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Phone: 800-489-2300

Memphis Audio has partnered with the popular Mobile Electronics Syndicate Facebook group to sponsor one lucky winner and a guest for their first trip to Knowledgefest Dallas. Memphis will provide transportation and lodging to a worthy 12-volt industry professional giving them an opportunity to attend the event and participate in the valuable industry specific training and Knowledgefest activities.

“We work with thousands of amazing independent audio retailers across the country. We interact with everyone including owners, installers, fabricators and the sales staff and we routinely hear that people would love to enhance and grow their knowledgebase but are unable to do so due to financial constraints. We want to reach out to those individuals and give them an opportunity to advance their careers through the valuable knowledge that can be gained at Knowledgefest. We are looking specifically for individuals who could benefit from the financial assistance needed to make this trip a reality and for people who sincerely want to add to their 12-Volt skillset,” said Nick LoMonaco, President of Memphis Audio.

To apply all you need to do is to be a member of The Mobile Electronics Syndicate group on Facebook and visit and fill out the brief questionnaire to explain why you should be selected as the lucky winner.

Click here to visit the Mobile Electronics Syndicate on Facebook.


Holly Hill, FL – July 17, 2019 – Metra Electronics® is excited to be hosting six training sessions at the 2019 KnowledgeFest™ event in Dallas, Texas, for mobile electronics installers. As a Diamond Ultra sponsor, Metra is proud to support the industry by providing in-depth training sessions for installers which will outline upgraded vehicle safety systems, selling and installing lighting solutions, simplified installs with sound processors and the future of vehicle integration. Metra will also have product giveaways at each session for attendees. Installer Institute® will also be at the show, promoting their mobile electronics training programs and continuing education courses for existing installation professionals.

Both of the iBEAM training sessions, “Upgrading Vehicle Safety Systems with iBEAM,” will assist installers in identifying the essential selling points of safety and convenience, and will be held on Saturday, August 10th at 4:45 pm and Sunday, August 11th at 3:30 pm. Installing aftermarket cameras and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in both consumer and commercial vehicles has become a significant revenue source for mobile electronics shops. Attendees will learn about iBEAM’s latest vehicle cameras, dashboard cameras with DVRs, replacement rearview mirrors, vehicle-specific solutions and commercial safety line. They’ll also learn about the hot-button selling points and features that consumers and fleet owners are asking for, plus installation tips for a better understanding of what is involved in an upgrade. Attendees will also have the chance to win product giveaways from iBEAM.

Heise will also be hosting two training sessions, “Selling and Installing Heise LED Lighting Solutions,” on Friday, August 9th at 1:45 pm and Sunday, August 11th at 4:45 pm. The recent popularity in aftermarket LED lighting presents a valuable opportunity for installers to go beyond car audio services, giving consumers a way to customize their ride and increase visibility in the dark. However, not all LED lights on the market are the same. This session will allow installers to learn about Heise’s unique features and selling points that have set this brand apart from the rest. This training will cover the new DRL lightbars, replacement LED headlights, RGB backlit lightbars, RGB accent lights and the new Municipality Series of safety lights for commercial equipment and fleet vehicles. Attendees will also have the chance to win product giveaways from Heise.

Axxess will be hosting two different training sessions. The first session, “Simplify your Installs with Axxess Digital Sound Processors,” will cover the entire Axxess AX-DSP product line and how these solutions can increase sales in the showroom and decrease time in the bay. The session will be hosted on Friday, August 9th at 3:00 pm. This session will show installers that upgrading a sound system doesn’t have to be complicated. This training will also go over and explain how to use the different types of applications offered within the AX-DSP line, including CAN-based systems, new A2B systems, MOST25, and MOST50 vehicle technology. As vehicle technology becomes more and more complex, installers can look for Metra’s patented DSP products to help simplify installation and provide affordable audio solutions for their customers.

The second Axxess training session on Saturday, August 10th at 6:00 pm, “The Future of Vehicles Integration with New Axxess Products,” explains that integration is the future of the aftermarket 12 volt industry - and it’s only getting more complex. With the reduction in OE radio chassis sizes, the rising popularity of tablet-style screens, and many of the personalization features controlled through the OE radio, it is difficult for shops to offer simple aftermarket solutions. Attendees will learn about new products from Axxess that have been engineered specifically to address the complexity of today’s integrated vehicle technology systems and retain key convenience and safety features when upgrading a radio. For consumers who want to keep their radio but add safety, navigation, smart device mirroring, or simply override the annoying STOP/START engine feature, installers can learn about these new products from Axxess that will make their customer’s ride much more enjoyable. Attendees will have the chance to win product giveaways from Axxess.

Metra’s customers can register for KnowledgeFest at no cost using Metra’s VIP code, available by request from their sales representative. Once registered for the event, attendees will also need to register online at for each training session they will attend. Metra will be at booth #601 from August 9-11, 2019 at the Dallas Convention Center. Additional information about the show, produced by the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA), is available at

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 into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make more dash kits for the most vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 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™ and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at or call 800.221-0932.

July 20, 2019 -- MSC AMERICA will be holding two trainings at Dallas Knowledgefest.

Friday August 9th at 3pm-4pm in Location C147

High-Resolution Audio in the Car-- Myth or Opportunity?

Presented with great fanfare at the Car Media World Conference show in Salzburg Germany in February. The training will be conducted by CEO of Audiotec Fischer Julian Fischer. Julian will be presenting the reality and opportunity awaiting Specialty Mobile Electronics Retailers with this exciting technology! Merging the modern audio concepts of High-Resolution Audio together with Mobile Electronics Integrators, a new synergy is arising which can be converted into new business models! Audiotec Fischer is fulfilling the demands of our end-user. Don’t miss the opportunity to be the reference in your market regarding High-Resolution Audio.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Sunday August 11th at 4:45pm-5:45pm in Location C14

DSP PC-Tool V4, Advantages and Unique Features

The reference in DSP software, Audiotec Fischer’s DSP PC-Tool is already in its 4th generation and has constantly improved. In combination with the new “ACO” (Advanced Co-Processor) hardware the new software version offers more features than ever before! A new menu called “FX” contains a wide range of proprietary sound algorithms which have been specially adapted to the car’s interior.

These new effects offer completely new ways to optimize the vehicle’s acoustics to achieve the best customer experience. Another added function is the “Input Signal Analyzer” which is the perfect tool to assist with any OEM system integration, especially in amplified multi-channel applications.

For more information and to register, please click here.

For more information please contact MSC-AMERICA at (480) 372-2929 or email us at

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August 1, 2019 -- MSC America will be hosting a get together on Friday August 9th at 9:30pm in the West End Ballroom on the 5th floor of the Omni Hotel.

This event is open to all our current and future customers. Come on by and meet one of the most dynamic teams in the industry. We will have some very special guests for you to discuss their products and future plans:

  • Julian Fischer, CEO-Audiotec Fischer
  • Florian Balkenhol, Chief Engineer-Audiotec Fischer
  • Guy Bonneville, President of BLAM Audio
  • Jim and Tom De Wilde, Owners of Stinger-Speed Trap Protection
  • And your Hosts Team MSC Canada and Team MSC America
We will also have a unique listening experience debuting new products and technologies from Audiotec Fischer and BLAM Audio. We look forward to seeing you at our event. For more information please contact MSC-AMERICA at (480) 372-2929 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dallas, Texas -- August 11, 2019 -- NEMESIS AUDIO successfully exhibited at its first Show this past weekend at KnowledgeFest Dallas. The booth was very busy all three days by visits from existing dealers as well as new potential dealers who came in from all across the US. 

The entire Nemesis Audio product line was on display for attendees to see and touch. The highlight of the Nemesis booth was the brand new 8-inch Colossal Series Sub, which was on full display (Model: NA-8C.)

"KnowledgeFest 2019 was a great success for the Nemesis team! We were excited to host our existing dealers, as well as speak to new potential dealers. Booth #401 was busy all weekend! We are looking forward to displaying further, at upcoming KnowledgeFest shows in the future," said Imran Mirza, head of Marketing for Nemesis Audio.

On the final day of the show, Nemesis gave away to one lucky show attendee a brand new 6.5-inch subwoofer, model: NA-6.5H. If you were unable to attend, feel free to view Photos and Videos on the Nemesis Audio FB Page.

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