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Seattle, WA, March 30th, 2017 – AudioControl ( has announced the unveiling of two new products—the LC-6.1200 6-channel amplifier and the DM-608 processor— making their debut at the 2017 Spring KnowledgeFest, booth 212 to be held in Indianapolis.   

Attendees will be see the new amplifier and processor, both shipping now, and be treated to a demo vehicle featuring two LC-6.1200’s mated to a DM-810 processor integrated with the factory head unit in a 2013 Subaru Legacy built by Mark Rubacha of Cartronix in Valparaiso, Indiana.

The LC-6.1200 amplifier features fully adjustable independent Linkwitz-Riley crossover networks for precise system configuration. Other key features of the LC-6.1200 include AudioControl’s proprietary patented AccuBASS® circuit, a unique smart technology that has been designed to seamlessly apply bass compensation only when required in order to restore low frequencies to their proper level within the recording. AccuBASS is an indispensable tool for OEM interface projects, according to the company.

The DM-608 processor enables dealers to optimize the performance of any audio system, regardless of whether they are using a factory or aftermarket source. Key features include active speaker level inputs as well as line-level and digital audio inputs, providing up to 8-channels of output. AudioControl’s smart user interface gives installers the power of AudioControl processing through a flexible, highly intuitive PC interface packed full of features. Configure signal summing, 30-bands of equalization, signal time-alignment, input delay and phase correction, plus proprietary features such as AccuBASS®, GTO™ Signal Sense, and MILC™ as well as integrated input and output RTA’s. The built-in option port on the DM-608 will allow hi-res streaming directly into the DSP, and the option port can also be used for future inputs, controllers and interface solutions.

"The AudioControl line has just made sense for us,” explained Eric Carter, President of Cartronix. “We work on many vehicles where our clients prefer to keep their factory radio. AudioControl has been a win-win lineup for us, the product is bulletproof, system tuning is easy and their tech support and customer service has always been amazing. I am very excited to be building this demo car for AudioControl and can't wait to hear it at KnowledgeFest."

See AudioControl at Spring KnowledgeFest booth 212

Seattle, WA, March 27th, 2017 – AudioControl ( has announced its training schedule for the 2017 Spring KnowledgeFest to be held in Indianapolis.

AudioControl is offering Knowledgefest attendees two training sessions focused on the opportunities that exist with OEM integration—to attract new customers and earn repeat business. “We are on a mission to help 12V specialists gain confidence when it comes to sound processing and OE Integration,” said Chris Bennett, National Sales Director, Mobile Audio for AudioControl. “At KnowledgeFest, we will show dealers what makes AccuBASS so unique and why hundreds of top specialists are having success using AudioControl processors and amplifiers in every installation that retains a factory source unit.”

AudioControl dealer training will address helping both sales and installation teams better understand the right way to integrate and tune systems using the new AudioControl smart user interface software. This powerful and intuitive software tool will become the gold standard for the 12v industry, enabling installers to optimize each system to see, hear, correct and learn about signal paths as it travels through AudioControl digital signal processors and amplifiers. Each KnowledgeFest seminar will also include a roadmap of new AudioControl products as well as an interactive Q&A session.

AudioControl training details follow:

  • Course ID: MT-AudioControl Dealer Training
  • Track: Manufacturer Training
  • Title: Sound Processing and OEM Integration
  • Sunday, April 9th 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AudioControl Dealer Training
  • Monday, April 10th 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm AudioControl Dealer Training
  • Meeting Room: Sunday Room 106 / Monday Room 108

4/8/2016 -- Day 1 of KnowledgeFest Spring Training featured a round of trainings with industry notables Bryan Schmitt, Ken Ward and Jason Kranitz. The trainings centered on business-enhancing installation techniques, audio and system sales designs and how to make profitable A-pillars.

Several manufacturer trainings also took place by companies that included K40 electronics, Focal and Kenwood, among others. 

The day ended with a networking event at restuarant, High Velocity at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis. It featured retailers from across the country setting up meetings with manufacturers for the remainder of the event. 

Day 2 will feature the opening of the show floor, more workshops, trainings and the town hall panel presentation. For more information, visit

Oklahoma City, OK, April 3, 2016 -- DD Audio, fresh off the SBN event in Daytona, will now set their course for the 2nd annual KnowledgeFest Spring Training in Indianapolis, Ind. (April 8-10). DD will be located at booth #230.

The DD Work Van will be on display showcasing its dual system demo that can go from a panel flexing bass system to an audiophile pleasing sound quality system with the push of a DSI-1 processor button. Customers will also be able to speak with members of the sales and tech teams while getting up close and personal with the baddest DD products out on the market.

During K-Fest, DD will be hosting a technical trainings focused on their DSI signal processor and its USA-made subwoofer lines on Friday the 8th, from 5:15-6:15 PM (training room 105) and Saturday 4:30-5:30 PM (training room 108). Aaron Trimble, National Product Trainer, will provide an in depth look at why and how to use these products to get the best performance possible out of your mobile audio system.

In addition to attending the show, the DD Audio team will once again be taking advantage of the drive to and from the event. They’ll be leaving out of OKC on April 5th and returning the 14th; giving them plenty of time to visit current and potential dealers along the way. So, if you’re not able to attend KnowledgeFest Indy 2016, watch the DD Audio social media feeds for the team’s whereabouts, and the possibility of getting some swag for being in the right place at the right time.



Miramar, FL—March 27, 2017‑— JL Audio has announced plans for its support and participation at the 2017 KnowledgeFest Spring Event to be held April 9-11 in Indianapolis, Indiana. JL Audio will host a series of educational product training sessions, and also showcase new products including the exciting new C7 and C1 speaker systems, in Booth 502.

As a Diamond Partner, JL Audio continues to share the vision of The Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) whose mission is to educate, inform and empower the industry. “We feel it’s important for JL Audio to support the MEA organization and their commitment to the mobile electronics industry. We applaud their ongoing commitment to education as a method to advance our industry as a whole,” stated Bryatt Fischer, Marketing Director.

Manufacturer Trainings - Room 104

This year JL Audio is all-in with five training sessions. Steve Turrisi, Director of Training and Technical Services, will present a new hands-on training module covering OEM Integration with the FiX™ line of products. “This new hands-on approach has really helped demystify OEM integration and provides JL Audio’s partners with the simple, precise process to successfully produce a clean, flat audio signal with the FiX™ line of OEM Integration DSPs.” explained Turrisi.  Until now, this training, which utilizes simulation consoles, has only been available at JL Audio headquarters and manufacturing facility in Miramar, Florida. “Utilizing the MEA KnowledgeFest event only made logical sense to take this level of training on-the-road. Chris Cook and his entire organization have been instrumental in making this possible and we are excited to see how this level of training is received at this year’s event.” added Bryatt Fischer, Marketing Director.

• Sunday, April 9—12:45pm – 1:45pm

OEM Integration Made Easy with FiX™ and the All-New Functionality
with TüN™ Software*

• Sunday, April 9—2:00pm – 3:00pm

OEM Integration Made Easy with FiX™ and the All-New Functionality
with TüN™ Software*

• Monday, April 10—4:30pm – 5:30pm

OEM Integration Made Easy with FiX™ and the All-New Functionality
with TüN™ Software*

• Monday, April 10—5:45pm – 6:45pm

System Tuning in 10 Minutes or Less with TwK™ System Tuning DSP
and TüN™ Software

• Tuesday, April 11—9:00am – 10:00am

System Tuning in 10 Minutes or Less with TwK™ System Tuning DSP
and TüN™ Software

*Seating is limited for the hands-on OEM Integration trainings, reserve your seat today.

3/30/17 Elgin, IL – K40 Electronics announced that it will offer two training sessions to mobile electronics professionals on how to increase K40 radar/laser system sales and profits during Mobile Electronics’ KnowledgeFest Spring Training event being held April 9-11, 2017, at the Indiana Convention Center.

Presented in conjunction with Jason Kranitz, owner of Kingpin Car & Marine Audio, K40 is offering two training sessions:

•         Monday, April 10, 2017 – 5:45pm – 6:45pm – Hall D Lobby RESERVE NOW

Custom Installation Focus: Stand out from the crowd while boosting your bottom line! Get hands-on experience performing two installation techniques that offer a unique touch and additional labor dollars.

•         Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 9:00am - 10:00am – Room 110 RESERVE NOW

The What, Why, and Who of Radar/Laser: In this interactive session, you’ll learn how to engage every customer with “one simple question”, why the product category makes sense for your business, and how K40’s modular product line offers you the flexibility to design and quote systems to meet price points while still earning up to 60% profit plus labor.

In addition to providing training sessions, K40 will also be exhibiting its full product line and meeting with dealers in exhibit hall booth #422.

“We visited dealers from coast to coast in the past year and saw the positive impact our hands-on sales and installation training had on their businesses," said Rachel Clark, National Sales Director for K40. “In the true spirit of ‘KFest’, we’re looking forward to sharing our knowledge with attending industry professionals as well as learning from their experiences. We believe when everyone learns, everyone grows.”

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

To simplify the process for attendees, the KnowledgeFest Spring Training schedule classes, trainings and events is available only online this year. The schedule can be accessed at

The site offers several page sections, including Events, Workshops, Manufacturer Training, Exhibitors, Sponors, and a Gallery section with updated photos of the event. On-site registration is available through the website as well, to expedite the process. 

This year's event features a networking event, town hall meeting, manufacturer trainings and an invitation-only after party, hosted by Davis Distribution. For more information on the events at KnowledgeFest Spring, visit

Industry-dedicated show readies for Dallas event, Industry Awards

NORTH ANDOVER, MASS. – April 18, 2016 (MEDIAWIRE) – The Mobile Electronics Group completed the second Spring Training session of KnowledgeFest, an education and exhibiting conference series centered on advancing the knowledge and expertise of mobile electronics retail and technical professionals. Held April 8-10 in Indianapolis, the show boasted more than 750 attendees and over 40 exhibitors.

"We are extremely pleased with the turnout of the event," said Chris Cook, Mobile Electronics Group president. "We had a steady presence of retailers during exhibit floor hours and workshop attendance was strong. Exhibitors we've spoken to are pleased with the traffic they received, both in their booths and their individual product training workshops. In fact, onsite we received strong commitments from exhibitors to come back to Indy next year."

Eight meeting rooms rotated educational and manufacturer training workshops throughout the show. Attendees received peer-based instruction, tips and advice through 18 workshops segmented for owners and managers, sales professionals and installation technicians. An additional 40 workshops were allotted to exhibitors whose trainers conducted brand-specific instruction, with most opening their workshops to prospective as well as current authorized retailers.

The KnowledgeFest show schedule has been adjusted over the past few years to improve efficiency and make the time more valuable for attendees and exhibitors.  On the last day of this year's spring training venue, the exhibit floor hours were moved to the morning and educational workshops finished off the day, resulting in more face time between manufacturers and attendees. 

The next KnowledgeFest event takes place August 20-22 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. Now in its seventh year, the Dallas conference will feature more classes, a larger show floor and the finale of the Mobile Electronics Industry Awards. For more information, visit

4-9-2017 -- KnowledgeFest Spring Training in Indianapolis, Ind. officially opened today. Events included the mobile electronics show, nine different educational seminars and 14 manufacturer trainings. 

"KnowledgeFest Spring Training is the kickoff event for all the new products introduced this year. Manufacturers will be featured in training opportunities each day developed to educate on features, benefits and installation techniques of their new products," said Chris Cook, president of the Mobile Electronics Group on the home page. "The three-day event is complete with top-notch educational workshops, great networking opportunities, manufacturer training sessions, and an exhibit floor packed with your favorite brands. Completing the educational workshops and manufacturer trainings will give you the tools and knowledge to deliver exceptional customer experiences and grow your business."

The event runs from April 9-11 at the Indianapolis Convention Center. 

The Mobile Electronics® group has added 7,500 square feet of exhibit space to make room for its new exhibitors at the second annual KnowledgeFest Spring event in April. Attendance for this year’s trade show and training event is expected to double over the previous year as a result of several manufacturers incorporating their regional training efforts into KnowledgeFest Spring 2016.
The event will be held April 8-10, 2016 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The Spring Training show floor is projected to feature more than 50 brands from manufacturer and vendor exhibitors throughout 42,000 square feet of exhibit space and 10 meeting rooms.
The Spring Training event provides dealers a top-notch venue in the midst of the new-product shipping season, allowing attendees and exhibitors to network and train on the latest mobile electronics technology. First time manufacturer exhibitors for KnowledgeFest Spring include
JL Audio, Sony, AudioControl, AAMP Global and Accele, all of who will be holding brand specific training on-site for their authorized dealers.
“We are extremely pleased to have these new exhibitors join us at KnowledgeFest Spring Training 2016, most of them have been supporting our Dallas event for several years” said Chris Cook, Mobile Electronics Group President. “Their support recognizes this event as the best opportunity to provide quality sales and installation training during the launch of their new products and services introduced earlier this year at CES”.
KnowledgeFest Trade Shows and Conferences are the mobile electronics industry’s largest educational events. This year’s events combined will offer more than 80 hours of business management, sales and installation training along with nearly 120 hours of manufacturer specific training. Additionally, some of the industry’s best known training organizations such as BusinessWorx, Del Ellis International, Mobile Solutions, Sonus Evolution and MECP will also be participating and exhibiting.
In 2016, KnowledgeFest will also return to Dallas August 20-22. For more information about either event, go to

After a well-received but loosely attended first year, KnowledgeFest Spring Training has become a rousing success in its second, shattering its previous attendance and adding more vendors to help train dealers on new products for the coming selling seasons.  

5-1-2016, Mobile Electronics, May 2016 Issue -- Sometimes in life, you need a trial run. You get an idea, try it out and learn from it to improve for next time. Such was the case for KnowledgeFest Spring Training when it was first introduced to the 12-volt industry in April 2015. Since then, the show-runners at Mobile Electronics Group have listened to their audience and made adjustments to craft an experience worthy of the precedent that its namesake event set in Dallas.

In its first year, the event drew around 350 attendees and had a turn-out that was below expectations for its Mobile Electronics show, where industry manufacturers set up booths to mingle with current and future dealers. This year, the three-day event which took place April eighth to April 10 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind., drew over 750 retailers and 40 manufacturers. In comparison, KnowledgeFest in Dallas has drawn around 1,000 retailers on average each year.

The event featured three elements for retailers to take part in: educational seminars, taught by various experts in and around the industry, manufacturer trainings and the Mobile Electronics Show, where manufacturers set up booths to showcase the latest products and mingle with attendees. The latter represents what the event has become since its inception—an opportunity for networking between everyone in the industry, to share ideas and help progress the industry as a whole.

"We are extremely pleased with the turnout of the event," said Chris Cook, Mobile Electronics Group president. "We had a steady presence of retailers during exhibit floor hours and workshop attendance was strong. Exhibitors we've spoken to are pleased with the traffic they received, both in their booths and their individual product training workshops. In fact, onsite we received strong commitments from exhibitors to come back to Indy next year."

The seminars and trainings were housed in eight meeting rooms that rotated throughout the show. Attendees received peer-based instruction, tips and advice through 18 workshops segmented for owners and managers, sales professionals and installation technicians.

Exhibitors hosted 40 workshops to focus on brand-specific instruction, with most opening their workshops to prospective and current authorized retailers. On the last day of the event, the exhibit floor hours were moved to the morning and educational workshops finished off the day, resulting in more face time between manufacturers and attendees. 

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The second day of KnowledgeFest Spring Training culminated in the Town Hall discussion, a staple for the event. The panelists consisted of five of the top retailers in the business, who answered questions based on the theme of what it takes to be successful in 12-volt today. 

The discussion was moderated by Chris Cook, president of the Mobile Electronics Group, and included Eric Carter of Cartronix, Brian Layton of SoundFX, Josh Mojica of GNC Customs, Matt Schaeffer of Safe & Sound Mobile Electronics and Ken Ward of Musicar Northwest. Questions for the panel ranged between having the right mindset with the business, what to look for in staff to ensure their success, and how to create a customer experience that makes a business stand out and build rapport. 

"We treat employees and customers like family. It's part of my vision on how to do things differently," said Mojica. "Passion is the reason we are here right now," said Schaeffer at another point. "You can't teach passion. Passion is just there."

The event took place after a full day of educational seminars and manufacturer trainings at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind.  


HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK – APRIL 5, 2016 -–VOXX Electronics announced today it will be attending the 2016 KnowledgeFest Spring Training in Indianapolis on April 8-10 to showcase its extensive 12-volt retail and car dealer specific products across numerous brands (Booth #402). 

The Company will also be hosting a new product introduction workshop on Prestige PROCORE and CarLinkBT during the show on Saturday afternoon hosted by Product Managers and Technical Support Members of VOXX Electronics.

“KnowledgeFest Spring Training provides us with the perfect venue to display our broad lineup of 12 volt products to a group of passionate specialty retailers and reps with an interest in learning more while also giving us the opportunity to connect –one-one-one with our loyal customers,” said Aron Demers, Senior Vice President, VOXX Electronics Corporation.

At the VOXX Electronics Booth attendees will get a closer look into the future of remote starts with the introduction of CarLinkBT.  CarLinkBT is a Bluetooth module and smartphone app that is compatible with most popular remote start systems. When paired with our powerful smartphone app, CarLinkBT transforms your smartphone into a virtual transmitter, instantly giving you remote access to your vehicle and a direct connection to OE-style safety and convenience services. 

VOXX is has also announced the CarLinkBT module will now also be included in the recently introduced upgradeable remote start system, Prestige PROCORE. Prestige PROCORE is a “one-module” solution allowing dealers to build any style of remote start by focusing on customized features based on what is most important to their customers – without stocking multiple complete kits. 

VOXX will also be showcasing the latest offerings across all of their product categories including: Advent/Audiovox Mobile Video, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Remote Start Systems, and Vehicle Security and Tracking.

On Saturday, April 9, attendees will also have the opportunity to be one of the first people to see the introduction of CarLinkBT and how it interacts with the all new Prestige PROCORE system. This introduction workshop will take place Saturday afternoon from 4:30pm to 5:30pm in Meeting Room 109. The first 50 attendees to arrive to the introduction workshop will receive a VOXX Electronics Swag Bag, plus there will be a drawing to win a first, second and third place prize!  Prizes packages feature Klipsch Reference On-Ear Headphones, a Prestige PROCORE system with CarLinkBT and a $100 Snap-On Gift Card.

Visit VOXX Electronics at Booth #402 at the 2016 KnowledgeFest Spring Training on Friday, April 8, through Sunday, April 10 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN.

For more information about VOXX Electronics please visit:

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