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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — June 24, 2022 — Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, continues expanding with a fifth store location in Tennessee. This marks the first store in the Chattanooga area, under the ownership of Brian Weed, a multi-store franchise developer.

“Tint World®’s predictable franchise model allowed me to open multiple stores in the first year of ownership to quickly reach my desired level of success after leaving the corporate world,” Weed said. “Drivers here are passionate about their vehicles. They recognize the value Tint World® provides with its comprehensive range of premium services and best-in-class products. I’ve experienced tremendous success as a Tint World® franchisee in Middle Tennessee and look forward to building on those results here.”

Tint World® Chattanooga, the fifth Tint World® location in the state, provides premier automotive aftermarket services and accessories throughout southeastern Tennessee.

“Brian is dedicated to delivering the highest quality products and services to the communities he serves,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and president of Tint World®. “His proven success as a multi-store developer in Tennesee is evidence of his commitment to Tint World®. It’s also proof that our unique franchise model offers fantastic opportunities for owners who share our mission to provide the industry’s best quality and value.”

Tint World® Chattanooga is located at 7327 Lee Highway, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421. To book an appointment, request a quote or find out more about Tint World®’s products and services, call (423) 381-8300 or visit https://www.tintworld.com/locations/tn/chattanooga-115/.

Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ offer sales and installation of auto accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, and more. Tint World® is also the leading provider of residential, commercial and marine computerized window tinting and security film services with locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, with franchise opportunities available worldwide.

Founded in 1982, Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ is America’s largest and fastest-growing automotive accessories and window tinting international franchise, specializing in window tinting, protective films, vehicle wraps, audio and electronics, security systems, car and truck accessories, wheels and tires, detailing and ceramic coating, and installation services.

Tint World® Mobile Services™ include marine, residential, and commercial window tinting films, solar films, decorative films, safety and security films, and protective ceramic coatings. Tint World® has locations in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, with master franchise opportunities available worldwide. To find out more, please visit www.TintWorld.com or www.TintWorldFranchise.com.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® has announced the promotion of Jacob Luckey to its group of global product-training specialists, known to the brand’s dealer base as the Tech Force.

“Following an extensive interview process, we invited Jacob to join the Tech Force and will begin his training duties on July 15,” said Aaron Malin, Tech Force Global Training Manager.

Prior to his promotion, Luckey has been a vital member of the KICKER Consumer Technical Support team for the last three years. During that time while learning KICKER’s vast product offerings, he also worked to earn MECP (Mobile Electronics Certified Professional) certification. Luckey began at Stillwater Designs, the manufacturer of KICKER products, in 2016 and has held duties in various departments prior to landing the Consumer Tech Support position.

Luckey becomes the fourth member of the KICKER Tech Force, a team that’s responsible for educating KICKER dealers and installers about KICKER audio products through live appearances, recorded video and live digital streaming.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for boat and automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand website at www.kicker.com. Consumers can follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.

Guarantee Program Adds to Recent Customer Enhancements

TAMPA, Fla. (June 21, 2022) – DOW Technologies, the leading independently owned technology distributor, announced today the launch of their Price Match Guarantee. The program continues DOW’s commitment to innovate new programs that provide customers the best value in distribution.

DOW’s Price Match Guarantee ensures that dealers can get the best price in the market while also taking advantage of DOW’s free shipping program, Smart Ship. DOW will match the price on identical products sold by authorized distributors within the same territory the customer is located. The guarantee covers all physical products in each of DOW’s areas of business.

“Our goal is to add value for our customers through innovative programs and policies- offering the best price and best service from a single source saves them time and money” stated president & ceo John Yodzis. “This program adds to the enhancements we’ve rolled out over the past year that make purchasing and shipping easier for a business owner to manage.”

“This new program gives us an opportunity to take price issues out of the equation,” added senior vice president Dave Elkin. “At DOW, we’ve always competed using our great customer service and knowledgeable sales team, and now we have another tool to prove our value to customers.”

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

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., DOW Technologies is one of the largest independently owned and operated technology distributors servicing independent retailers in the United States for 63 years. With eight locations serving Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., DOW Technologies focuses on distributing products and technologies that enhance lives at home, at work and on the road.

DOW Technologies’ areas of business include:

• Car Audio/Video                                      • Custom Integration/Consumer Electronics

• Broadband                                              • Satellite & Terrestrial Television

• Surveillance                                             • Marine Audio and Accessories

• Commercial Audio/Video                         • UCaaS

International automotive styling and accessory franchise ranks among top 200 international franchises for second consecutive year

BOCA RATON, Fla. — June 22, 2022 —Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading window tinting and automotive accessory franchise,has beenranked no. 162 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Global Franchise list for 2022.

The recognition follows the fast-growing franchise’s eighth consecutive appearance in Entrepreneur’s highly competitive Franchise 500® earlier this year. Tint World® also appeared in Entrepreneur’s 2021 Top Global Franchise rankings.

“The  family is passionately committed to growth, both in the United States and internationally,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and president of Tint World®. “This important industry ranking demonstrates that our franchisees and our franchise support team members are working hard to deliver the best automotive styling experience to customers around the world.”

Entrepreneur determines its global rankings based on a formula similar to the one used for the Franchise 500®. However, in the global ranking, international size and growth are weighed more heavily. Other evaluation criteria include costs and fees, franchisee support, brand strength and financial strength and stability.

For the full Top Global Franchise rankings, visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/topglobal.

Automotive Styling Centers™ offer sales and installation of auto accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance, and repair services, and more. Tint World® is also the leading provider of residential, commercial, and marine computerized window tinting and security film services with locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, with franchise opportunities available worldwide.

Founded in 1982, Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ is America’s largest and fastest-growing automotive accessories and window tinting international franchise, specializing in window tinting, protective films, vehicle wraps, audio and electronics, security systems, car and truck accessories, wheels and tires, detailing and ceramic coating, and installation services.

Tint World® Mobile Services™ include marine, residential, and commercial window tinting films, solar films, decorative films, safety and security films, and protective ceramic coatings. Tint World® has locations in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, with master franchise opportunities available worldwide. To find out more, please visit www.TintWorld.com or www.TintWorldFranchise.com.

The Creator of the SKAA Wireless Audio Standard Has Revamped ElevenEngineering.com with a Modern Design, Improved Team Info, Intuitive Site Navigation, Easy to Read/ Understand Product Descriptions, and Complete Design/Factory Partner Listing

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, June 10, 2022 – Eleven Engineering, Inc. (elevenengineering.com), a market leader in semiconductor products for wireless audio for professional, home theater, multi-room, portable, 12 Volt (car, truck, motorcycle, power sports, marine) and gaming applications including SKAA wireless HiFi audio is proud to announce its redesigned and updated website.

“We are excited to update and make our website more attractive in both aesthetics and usage,” said Rex Whitehead, Eleven Engineering executive vice president, sales & marketing. “We are a designer and manufacturer of reliable semiconductor components for wireless audio, as well as the creator of the world’s new wireless standard, and we needed to be able to better tell our story in a more informative and easily navigable way. The new ElevenEngineering.com does just that.”

The updated website includes:

1.  A modern, beautiful design

2.  Improved team info

3.  Intuitive site navigation

4.  Product line described in plain language so you know which is right for you with ease/speed

5.  Exhaustive listing of design/factory partners

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

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

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

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

June 5, 2022 -- Commerce, Calif. -- Massive Audio was at the Fuel Fest 2022 show in Irwindale, California, on Saturday, June 4th.  Rigo (Massive Ghost) was taking videos of the show highlights and give those who could not attend a birds eye view of the excitement.

"It was nice to see so many familiar faces and friends after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 Pandemic," he said. "It's so beautiful seeing the car scene return to Southern California. I had a blast checking out all the participants rides and sharing information and promo items for Massive Audio. So excited to see the turnout at Slamology later this month. Make sure to check out Cabe Sipes Massive Audio Hyundai."

Watch highlights of Fuel Fest 2020 on YouTube by clicking here.

Massive Audio also held their first official social media giveaway on Facebook, Instagram and Tiktok. Massive Audio fans had the chance to win a Brand New Massive Audio EQ7X 7-Band Equalizer simply by sharing our social media content and tagging 3 friends. The winner was randomly selected on Saturday, June 11th, 2022. Massive Audio is proud to announce this 1-st round winner, Mr. JC Meza on Instagram, @rockstar_finess13. Massive Ghost and Massive Audio would like to thank all of the 67 participants who entered on social media!

Massive audio is looking for a few select “influencer” dealers  to help with product development and to show case products and installs. Call 323) 262-2262 and ask for JR. if you would like further information on perks offered. Hablamos Espanol.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® is celebrating a trio of audio-equipped rides awarded in the Street Trucks magazine “Slamology Top-10 Trucks” list, put together by editors following the show’s conclusion June 12 at Lucas Oil Raceway.

All three top-tier trucks spent their time as featured vehicles parked in front of KICKER’s XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle) during the weekend, accumulating a non-stop crowd of awestruck spectators.

John Farr’s 1980 Dodge® D-50 pickup, known as the Ramster, sports a 3000-watt system that drives a half dozen KICKER subwoofers and 10 KICKER Q-Class speakers.

KICKER Special Projects Manager Tim Smith won “Best Interior” honors with his custom Chevy® Silverado®. It is equipped with a KICKER Q-Class amplifier and speaker system, along with a pair of eight-inch L7T square subwoofers in a custom enclosure.

Rounding out the honorees is a GMC® Sierra® showcasing a system installed by Indianapolis native Paul “Handmade” Howard. The system features L7T square subs, KICKER speakers and eight KICKER CX-Series amplifiers.

Billed as one of the largest car, truck and mobile-audio events in the world, Slamology featured in excess of 2,000 show cars over the two-day event, with nearly 20,000 spectators passing through the gates.

For more information, consumers can visit www.streettrucksmag.com/top-10-trucks-slamology-2022.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for boat and automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand website at www.kicker.com. Consumers can follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.

Chevy, Silverado, GMC and Sierra are registered trademarks of GM, its subsidiaries, affiliates or licensors.

Dodge is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC.

Holly Hill, Fla. – June 16, 2022 – Daytona Lights® by Metra Electronics® has introduced new accent lighting products designed to provide affordable and stylish vehicle illumination that is easy to install. Now in stock and shipping are Single-Color EZ Accent Lights, Single-Color Rock Lights, and RGB LED Rock Light Kits. These products have universal vehicle fit applications and can be used inside and outside the vehicle. This makes them ideal and versatile lighting solutions for automotive lighting installers looking for an economical way to add dramatic color and illumination.

Single-Color EZ Accent Lights

Daytona Lights® EZ Accent Lights are designed to provide soft glow illumination for the interior of vehicles. They conveniently plug into the USB port for the easiest possible installation, with no tools required. These lights are sold as a set of two, with red (DL-EZAR), green (DL-EZAG), blue (DL-EZAB), or white (DL-EZAW) options. They are ideal products to feature as an eye-catching, colorful countertop display for retailers.

Single-Color Rock Lights

Daytona Lights® single-color rock lights are available in white (DL-ROCKW), green (DL-ROCKG), blue (DL-ROCKB), and red (DL-ROCKR), and are sold as a two-pack. The rock lights are rated IP67 with metal housing for a resilient lighting solution that can go inside or outside - withstanding the elements for use under the vehicle, inside wheel wells, engine bays, and more. They are easy to install with a two-wire connection and include hardware along with flat or curved mounting bases that work on a variety of surfaces. Each 3.6-watt rock light has three 2525 LEDs for an affordable but bright accent lighting solution that adds flair to any vehicle’s interior or exterior.

RGB LED Rock Light Kits

The new rock light kits by Daytona Lights® include everything an installer needs to add brilliant, multicolored lighting to a vehicle. Each package includes four (DL-RGB4KT) or eight (DL-RGB8KT) RGB LED rock lights with 10 feet of wiring attached to each, mounting hardware, and one app-controlled RGB controller. The controller works with the free Lotus Lantern App to allow the user to control the color temperature and flashing pattern of the RGB LED lights. These competitively-priced products are designed with installers in mind, featuring easy two-wire hookups and water-resistant connectors.

All of these products are available now and shipping. Visit MetraOnline.com for more information.

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

Orlando, FL (June 12, 2022) - Audison announced the Forza family of amplifiers - the culmination of years of research and development into DSP use in vehicles. Using our All Channels Driven” design approach, and our Fully Bridgeable” philosophy, these amplifiers give Audison dealers more tools to exceed their customers expectations.
 
Forza is a family of 9 amplifiers - 5 bit” DSP amplifiers with system control capability - and four companion” amplifiers which can be managed by the DSP section of the bit amplifiers.
 
The first model is the bit 5-channel AF M5.11 bit - the most powerful 5-channel DSP amplifier Audison has ever made. 100 watts to four channels (4Ω) plus 600 watts to the subwoofers (2Ω), over 1200 watts of RMS power available All Channels Driven, and with the most flexible DSP section Audison has offered.
 
Dealers use DSPs for three things - OEM integration, system management, and acoustic tuning”, said Ken Ward, International Technical Marketing Manager for Elettromedia Sri, parent company of Audison. We have made significant improvements to each functional area, so that our dealer technicians can overcome challenges more quickly and efficiently than ever. We kept the same approximate form factor as our previous line of DSP amps, which were very popular sizes our dealers preferred.”
 
The amplifiers are configured with a new software application, Audison bit Drive. Weve done training sessions here at Knowlegefest, and our new bit Drive software has been a huge hit with dealers!”, said Ward.
 
The Forza bit line will consist of five bit models and four companion models:
AF M5.11 bit will ship initially.
 
The AF C8.9 bit and the M12.14 bit will ship later this year.
 
The four companion amps - the M6 D, the M4 D, the C4 D, and the M1 D - will also ship later this year.
 
The last two bit models - the C4.10 bit and the M8.14 bit - will round out the product line.
The bit Drive software is immediately familiar to Audison dealers, but has a modern design and advanced tools”, said Ward. This is the software which is going to control our future products - its designed to be future-proof.”
 
Audison Forza amplifiers boast more power than ever, with the audiophile sound of the latest-generation Audison D-Class technology. This is combined with native DSP working at 24 bit/96 kHz, extending the audio band up to 40 kHz and earning the coveted High Resolution certification.
 
Fully Bridgeable: Bridging amplifier channels to more than double the power is a time-honored technique which Audison includes in every Forza multichannel amplifier. Fully Bridgeable means that every channel pair can be bridged, without exclusion, letting Audison dealers design and build exactly the system youre looking for!
 
Dual Power Design is a new design element - Forza amplifiers have two independent power supplies: the audio amplifier power supply is loosely regulated, which allows superior dynamic performance at this price point The DSP power supply is stiffly regulated, which maintains DSP microprocessor operation even during lower-voltage transient states (i.e., start/stop operation).
 
High Res Certified - SPDIF digital wasnt designed to control volume levels, and many implementations compromise the potential dynamic range. Absolute Volume maximizes the SPDIF bit depth, delivering uncompromised dynamic range from compatible digital sources like Audison B-CON.
 
Audisons completely-new bit Drive PC software can analyze, route, and correct the signal in completely new ways – now you can measure, mix, and finally tune the sound with one powerful tool! The new Graphical User Interface simplifies every control and function, integrating acoustic measurement, and ensuring efficient tuning and great sound!
 
The Acoustic RTA is integrated into the equalizer graph, and is compatible with your 16-bit USB microphone or sound card. The Final EQ function allows final equalization without damaging the delicate left/right frequency relationships.
 
Forzas eight analog inputs, plus an optical Toslink digital input, support total connectivity even with the most complex OEM systems. If more analog inputs are required, the optional F4IN expansion card adds four additional analog input channels!
 
If a Coaxial SPDIF or a second Toslink SPDIF input is needed, the optional F2O expansion card can be used.
 
Up to 14 DSP outputs allows Forzas DSP section to manage a larger system easily.
 
Audisons classic de-EQ process is joined by de-Time and de-Phase capabilities, enabling sound restoration in nearly every OEM system., The electrical signal analysis ensures proper integration and correction for each input and output channel.
The built-in universal speaker simulation technology (USS) yields maximum compatibility with any OEM Source, without muting or instability.
 
Forza Line-up
AF M5.11 bit - 5CH AMPLIFIER WITH DSP 4x150W+1x600W
AF C8.14 bit - 8 CH AMPLIFIER WITH DSP 8x100W
AF M12.14 bit - 12CH AMPLIFIER WITH DSP 12x90W
AF M4D - 4CH AMPLIFIER 4x260W
AF M6D - 6 CH AMPLIFIER 6x220W
AF C4.10 bit - 4CH AMPLIFIER WITH DSP 4x150W
AF M8.14 bit - 8 CH AMPLIFIER WITH DSP 8x140W
AF M1D - MONO AMPLIFIER 1x1000W
AF C4D - 4 CH AMPLIFIER 4x150W
Availability 2023

Accessories

F4IN - FORZA SPEAKER IN 4CH EXTENSION
F2O - FORZA OPTICAL EXTENSION
DRC AC - DIGITAL REMOTE CONTROL AUDISON COMPACT
More information will be available starting Monday on the company website, https://www.audison.eu/product_lines/forza/.

The XAV-AX6000 and XAV-AX4000 offer enhanced connectivity and sound customization 
 
SAN DIEGO, CA — June 10, 2022 — Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the newest additions to its line of car AV receivers, including the XAV-AX6000 and the XAV-AX4000. Both AV receivers now include new key features such as fully wireless smartphone conversion, so drivers can use voice control for navigation or playing music on the road even with their device in their pocket.
 
“We are excited to add these products to our lineup, offering more options to consumers looking for better ways to enhance their driving experience,” said Tyler Ishida, President of the Consumer Business Group, Sony Electronics Inc. “With new features including iDatalink® Maestro® compatible, sound customization, and clean interface design, these new receivers allow for better focus on the road, while making drive-time more enjoyable.”
 
 
XAV-AX6000 and XAV-AX4000 Feature Highlights:
  • Fully Wireless Smartphone Conversion: Thanks to a Wi-Fi1 connection from the user’s smartphone, together with the supplied GPS antenna, voice control can be used to navigate, communicate and play music on the road even if the device is in a pocket. 
  • Apple CarPlay: Apple CarPlay2 integrates iPhone with the car audio’s display and controls, enabling users to make phone calls, access music, send and receive messages, get directions optimized for traffic and more while the driver stays focused on the road. Supporting third-party navigation apps, Apple CarPlay provides even more choices to get to the destination.  
  • Android Auto™: Designed with safety and convenience in mind, Android Auto3 is a simpler way to use a smartphone with the car audio’s display. Drivers can talk to Google on Android Auto and stay connected, entertained and informed while keeping their eyes on the road. Just say "Hey Google" or press the dedicated voice control button to get started.
  • iDatalink® Maestro® Compatible: iDatalink® Maestro®4 connects the vehicle’s onboard computer with car audio, making it work as a customized display for their car’s factory-equipped functions and features. It provides a seamless interface with factory infotainment and vehicle information such as air conditioning, performance and safety. Simply connect an iDatalink® Maestro® RR / RR2 by Automotive Data Solutions. It's a new way to connect car audio to a vehicle while retaining and improving the functions of the original equipment.
  • Adopting a flush mount capacitive touch screen realized an astonishingly flat, bezel-less and beautiful display that elegantly matches with the user’s car interiors.
  • The anti-glare 17.6cm (6.95") touchscreen and clean interface design ensure a stylish and efficient user experience.  
  • HDMI Connectivity (XAV-AX6000 only): HDMI connectivity allows the user to hook up an external audio and visual source device, for viewing while parked.
  • LDAC for Exceptional Sound Quality: Enjoy the convenience of Bluetooth® wireless audio and exceptional sound quality thanks to LDAC. Connect compatible devices to stream audio at 96 kHz / 24-bit sampling with bitrates up to 3x higher (990 kbps) than conventional Bluetooth®.
  • FLAC Audio File Compatible: FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec, is an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning audio signals are compressed without any loss in quality. Now the user can play back FLAC files with up to 24-bit depth and sampling frequency at 384 kHz.5
  • Sound Customization: The built-in DSP offers sound processing and time alignment - down to a remarkable 1cm for each of the 5 addressable channels (4 speakers + subwoofer via pre-out). A 14-band EQ lets the users adjust the overall sound to their music or taste. Together with the 3-zone crossover, they can dial in the perfect match of front, rear and subwoofers.
  • Quick Wake Up: With the Quick Wake Up6 feature, users are ready to go right after turning on the ignition.
  • Rear View Camera Ready with Adjustable Parking Guidelines: Users can see the image of a connected rear view camera when shifting the vehicle’s transmission lever to the R(Reverse) position or tap the Rear Camera icon in the home screen.
  • Simple Button Controls with Improved Design: The new button design features large keys to seamlessly fit with the sleek display. Access volume, source, sound settings and voice control, for safe and easy operation on the road.
  • Customizable Wallpaper: Allows changing its wallpaper to the preset color choices or user’s favorite JPEG image saved in a USB device.
  • USB Type-C® Compatible: USB Type-C® (Hi-speed)7 compatible reversible connection interface ensures safe and easy plug in, while it can carry 5V 3.0A maximum current for updated smartphone connectivity.
  • Gold-plated 3-preout Terminals for Future Systems: For future expandability, the 3-pre out connectivity allows the user to build a full acoustic system, for instance including a subwoofer, a mono amplifier and 4- channel amplifier for even louder and powerful sound reproduction. The connection plugs are gold-plated to prevent aging and signal degradation.
  • 5V High Voltage Pre-out (XAV-AX6000 only): Sony's head unit with high voltage pre-out provides a 5-volt signal, offering clearer sound with less distortion.
  • Space Saving Installation with Single DIN Rear Chassis: The rear chassis is designed with single-DIN dimensions that gives enough room under the radio for cable harnesses, steering wheel control and integration boxes, etc. This also provides the ability to install the radio in vehicles that may have obstructions behind the radio mounting area.
 
Pricing and Availability: 
The XAV-AX6000 will have a suggested retail price of $699.99 and is available for purchase September 2022 at authorized dealers. For a full list of specs and information, please visit: https://electronics.sony.com/audio/car-marine-audio/receiver-players/p/xavax6000
The XAV-AX4000 will have a suggested retail price of $599.99 and is available for purchase August 2022 at authorized dealers. For a full list of specs and information, please visit: https://electronics.sony.com/audio/car-marine-audio/receiver-players/p/xavax4000
 
About Sony Electronics Inc.
Sony Electronics is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America and an affiliate of Sony Group Corporation, one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world, with a portfolio that encompasses electronics, music, motion pictures, mobile, gaming, robotics and financial services. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Sony Electronics is a leader in electronics for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Sony Electronics creates products that innovate and inspire generations, such as the award-winning Alpha Interchangeable Lens Cameras and revolutionary high-resolution audio products. Sony is also a leading manufacturer of end-to-end solutions from 4K professional broadcast and A/V equipment to industry leading 4K and 8K Ultra HD TVs.
Visit http://www.sony.com/news for more information. 
 
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STILLWATER, USA – Last week in Park City, Utah, Stillwater Designs® was named Vendor-of-the-Year 2021 by the Elite Distributor Alliance, for the second straight year. Stillwater Designs President and founder Steve Irby attended the event and accepted the award, along with General Manager Jay Ralston, Vice President Tom Heath, and Regional Sales Manager Lori Boyer.
 
One year ago the EDA honored the audio manufacturer of KICKER® Audio products as Vendor-of-the-Year/Best Supplier-in-a-Storm for 2020. The EDA created the unique sub-headline on the award to recognize the brand’s contribution to the industry during a tumultuous year.
The EDA consists of 11 partner distributors, servicing electronics retailers across the country. Its stated mission is to “collectively seek to improve the business of EDA distributors, vendors and retailers by striving to create a more organized and predictable business environment,” per its website. KICKER is among 14 manufacturers that work with the EDA.
 
Additionally, KICKER acknowledged its West-Coast warehouse as being instrumental in allocating product into the supply chain during this delicate time period.
For more information about the EDA, consumers can log on to the website www.elitedistributoralliance.com.
 
KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for boat and automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand website at www.kicker.com. Consumers can follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.
Tusa supports National Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise’s strong growth and online strategy in new position
 
BOCA RATON, Fla. — June 9, 2022 — Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading window tinting and automotive accessory franchise, has hired Jack Tusa to support the fast-growing company’s global marketing and franchise development efforts as its new social content and e-commerce manager.
 
In his new role, Tusa is responsible for managing content across Tint World®’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and TikTok. He also provides critical support for Tint World®’s public relations and e-commerce initiatives.
“We’re committed to continuing to grow Tint World®, and our online strategy is a key part of that plan,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and president of Tint World®. “With his previous experience in digital marketing and his entrepreneurial spirit, Jack has shown that he has the insight and perspective to drive engagement with our customers and franchisees and build awareness of Tint World® as a leader in the automotive aftermarket franchise industry.”
 
Tusa is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and corporate relations. His responsibilities as Tint World®’s social content and e-commerce manager include developing and executing online strategies, coordinating the company’s online brand messaging, and supporting Tint World®’s marketing and franchise development through social media and digital engagement.
 
“Tint World®’s success as a premier provider of automotive aftermarket accessories and services speaks for itself,” Tusa said. “This team is focused on continuing to build the brand and supporting the hard-working franchisees driving the company’s unprecedented growth.”
 
Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ offer sales and installation of auto accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance, and repair services, and more. Tint World® is also the leading provider of residential, commercial, and marine computerized window tinting and security film services with locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, with franchise opportunities available worldwide.
 
About Tint World®
Founded in 1982, Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ is America’s largest and fastest-growing automotive accessories and window tinting international franchise, specializing in window tinting, protective films, vehicle wraps, audio and electronics, security systems, car and truck accessories, wheels and tires, detailing and ceramic coating, and installation services.
 
Tint World® Mobile Services™ include marine, residential, and commercial window tinting films, solar films, decorative films, safety and security films, and protective ceramic coatings. Tint World® has locations in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, with master franchise opportunities available worldwide. To find out more, please visit www.TintWorld.com or www.TintWorldFranchise.com.
ALL-NEW for 2022, MB Quart Nautic compression horn speakers and Nautic compression horn tower speakers elevate Marine audio.
 
Libertyville, IL – Creating a clean soundscape for every on-the-water listening experience, ALL-NEW for 2022 MB Quart Nautic compression horn speakers and Nautic compression horn tower speakers look to bring out the best in Nautic audio performance. Embrace crystal clarity in every beat while taking in every detail from any genre of music in undistorted playback. With four different models to choose from that are IPX67 certified against the conditions, mounting hardware comes included for easy installation that make setup simple and fast.
 
Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product and Marketing, said, “We are extremely excited to push Nautic sound forward with this ALL-NEW line of Nautic compression horn/horn tower speakers from MB Quart. You are going to receive a smaller horn design for even smoother frequency response, interchangeable grills to match your boat install setup, and an incredible soundscape of immersion no matter how loud the conditions may get. Audio is about to transform to another level with this line of Nautic speakers.”
 
ABOUT THE NAUTIC COMPRESSION HORN/HORN TOWER SPEAKER LINE
Showcasing audio and design in a customizable appearance, each set of Nautic compression horn/horn tower speakers will include interchangeable grills (Black, Silver, White) allowing you to match your boat or audio system installation perfectly. The four models included in this ALL-NEW Nautic speaker line are the NH2-120, NH2-116, NHT2-120, and NHT2-116, as each speaker set projects audio that is loud so it can be heard from miles away. But just being loud on the open waters is not enough - every Nautic speaker model creates audio that is clean, sharp, and detailed, with sound displayed in crisp playback.
Superior sound meets unlimited durability when sailing and searching for that perfect sunset. Every Nautic compression horn/horn tower speaker is IPX67 certified as LIFE SHIELD promises protection against water, dust, and UV protection against sun fade. 1-inch Titanium dome tweeters bring a smooth musical response while a natural Butyl rubber surround remains sturdy in all weather conditions (including not stiffening in colder temperatures). Mounting hardware is included with each Nautic speaker - making installation is simple, a breeze, and most importantly – easy to do.
 
FEATURES INCLUDE:
  • MARINE-GRADE PROTECTION / IPX RATING
LIFE SHIELD protected against water, dust, and sun fade.
  • TWEETERS
1-inch Titanium dome tweeters offer a smooth musical response and high output with minimal required amplifier power.
  • SURROUND / CONE COUPLING
Natural Butyl rubber surround remains musical in all weather conditions.
  • VOICE COIL / FORMER ASSEMBLY
High-temperature copper voice coil allows more power while remaining lightweight, so audio is heard clean.
  • SPIDER
Water-resistant, woven-fiber composite spider stabilizes the cone and voice coil in all musical situations.
  • COOLING SYSTEM
Front and rear venting allows air passage through the spider and back plate to exchange air over the voice coil.
  • ENCLOSURE
Heavy-duty injection-molded ABS cast enclosure provides strength and improved bass response with increased volume while staying lightweight.
  • SPIDER
Water-resistant, woven-fiber composite spider stabilizes the cone and voice coil in all musical situations.
  • EASY INSTALLATION
 
All Nautic compression horn/horn tower speakers come with the proper install/mounting hardware to make installation simple and easy. In addition, there are 11 different mounting options for the horn tower speakers, making installations flexible and adaptable.
“Embracing Nautic power that’s clean, undistorted, and precise in every beat while taking expectations to new heights is what the MB Quart team set out to do when developing this ALL-NEW line of Nautic compression horn/horn tower speakers. Every speaker model is IPX67 certified and brings durability to every Nautic, on-the-water adventure,” concluded Sherman.
 
Nautic adventures become elevated forever with the ALL-NEW line of MB Quart Nautic compression horn speakers and Nautic compression horn tower speakers. Customization will meet performance in every audio system with interchangeable grills and superior sounding playback. Embrace audio that is rich in detail and undistorted in sound while interchangeable grills will blend in to match your boat deck installation.
 
Make sure to contact your sales representative or customer service at 847-540-7700 immediately to secure your order.
 
See complete line details on the MB Quart website at https://mbquart.com/.
 
 
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ABOUT MB QUART
 
MB Quart is a high-end audio brand known for its elaborate and distinctive designs while producing rich sound quality. Found in 1962, MB Quart began producing professional studio microphones and headphones at its headquarters in Obrigheim, Germany. Through research, innovation, and a dedication to the highest standard of sound quality, MB Quart continues to grow its product line throughout its 50-year history. Our slogan, Music. Defined. is the superior standard to how MB Quart holds itself accountable for pushing the bar forward. Consumers of these products can experience a wide range of audio solutions that will deliver all of their needs for Powersports and marine machines. The MB Quart brand is owned by Maxxsonics USA, based near Chicago, IL.
For additional information, go to the brand website at https://mbquart.com/about.
POWER FROM THE GODS continues its strong partnership with Kawasaki bringing loud audio that is ready for unlimited adventure.
Libertyville, IL – The ALL-NEW 2023 Kawasaki Teryx KRX 4 1000 eS Special Edition demands even more out of unlimited adventure with an integrated Hifonics audio solution that brings out LOUD levels of listening, playback, and durability.
Continuing its strong partnership with Kawasaki, Hifonics is proud to fuel audio adrenaline that traverses across unlimited terrains wherever adventure may call. This Kawasaki vehicle package creates incredible volume in undistorted playback that puts every rider of this 4-seat vehicle in the center of their own concert. Get ready to feel every beat and detail in rich clarity while taking on any conditions!
 
On the ALL-NEW 2023 Kawasaki Teryx KRX 4 1000 eS Special Edition and continued partnership with Kawasaki, Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product and Marketing at Maxxsonics, said, “This continued partnership with Kawasaki and their vehicle lineup has placed Hifonics as one of the premier audio solutions in the industry. To be a part of Kawasaki’s high-end model, the 2023 Kawasaki Teryx KRX 4 1000 eS Special Edition is a true sentiment and value to the entire product development team and company. I know for a fact that those who demand more power, more detail, and more immersion are going to be blown away by this complete Hifonics audio package.”
 
ABOUT THE 2023 KAWASAKI TERYX4 S SPECIAL EDITION WITH HIFONICS AUDIO
The 2023 Kawasaki Teryx KRX 4 1000 eS Special Edition comes loaded with a complete Hifonics audio system that is designed specifically for four seats, so every passenger is placed in the center of their own sound stage. The audio starts with a GMR-LEDK, an AM/FM/USB Bluetooth® multi-media controller for Off-road and Marine offering simple control and easy navigation for selecting that perfect on-the-go thrill ride of a song, or that perfect genre of audio that fits the adventure.
 
There are four speakers included that create crystal clarity, incredible detail, and superb sound while resisting against any elements from the weather or harsh conditions that the journey may bring. 12dB Butterworth internal crossover offers a smooth transition from high to lower frequencies, while a high-temperature composite enclosure secures the speakers to the machine and aids in assuring deeper bass.
 
A 12-inch integrated subwoofer adds a flare of immersion with deeper bass, reaching lower booms in every note and song as a Hifonics 600-watt Powersports amplifier brings out clean audio and solidifies a complete Hifonics audio package.
 
On the development of this Hifonics audio package featured in the 2023 Kawasaki Teryx4 S Special Edition, Mark Lieber, Project and Quality Manager at Maxxsonics, said, “The most high-end Kawasaki vehicle demands an audio system that comes complete with defining POWER FROM THE GODS sound. From the speakers to the 12-inch subwoofer, to the 600-watt amplifier, this complete audio package will make it feel like you’re bringing the concert with you around every turn while chasing down adventure. I am thrilled to continue to be a part of the Kawasaki and Hifonics continued partnership.”
Available only through Kawasaki dealers - feel untamed adventure and become immersed with POWER FROM THE GODS audio in every song with the ALL-NEW 2023 Kawasaki Teryx KRX 4 1000 eS Special Edition. Bring undistorted levels of higher quality playback and superior listening into every journey with Kawasaki fueled with Hifonics.
 
Alden Stiefel, President of Maxxsonics, said, “Hifonics continues to be a beacon for Off-road adventure with Kawasaki. I am extremely proud of the Hifonics team in creating this complete audio package that defines POWER FROM THE GODS in every form.”
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ABOUT HIFONICS
Hifonics is the audio brand bestowed directly from the gods above and is known for its bold-looking designs while producing powerful and high-quality sound. Founded by Helmut Stieglitz in 1982, Hifonics continues to bring mortals what they need – amplifiers, subwoofers, car speakers, soundbars, compression horns, marine speakers, and signal processors that are forged by the gods! Our slogan, POWER FROM THE GODS, is the superhuman standard for how Hifonics holds itself accountable for pushing the bar to the absolute limit. Consumers of these products can experience a wide range of audio solutions, from delivering their needs from Powersports to marine machines. The Hifonics brand is owned by Maxxsonics, based near Chicago, IL.
 
For additional information, go to the brand website at https://hifonics.com/about.

Oklahoma City, OK, June 1st, 2022 -- DD AUDIO®, a manufacturer of high-quality mobile audio products for the masses, is proud to introduce the all new HD8SBK, Harley Saddlebag Enclosure Mounting Kit. Every square inch of space matters when you ride. Whether you’re going to the corner-store for a six-pack or going into the desert for the weekend, you need room in your saddlebags to keep the adventure safe and fun. Should you have to sacrifice this space for good audio or worse, sacrifice good audio for the space? DD AUDIO doesn’t think so, and that’s why they’ve built a better, smarter bag/speaker mounting system. With the USA Made HD8SBK you can split your bag in two: one half for space and one half for bass.

Unlike other kits on the market, the HD8SBK completely encloses the speaker while taking up minimal bag space. Riders can store bulky items and sensibly packed loose items in the front of the same bag as their fully enclosed 8” speaker without serious concern for the items or the speaker. The HD8SBK also features a built-in utility tray with bungee straps, so riders can easily secure and quickly access small items stored in the bags. To protect the speaker’s outward facing soft-parts from rocks and debris, DD AUDIO has included a striking black powder coated aluminum 8” DD grill.

The HD8SBK has been tested relentlessly and underwent a thorough prototyping phase to ensure the best possible performance and bass response. It was also built with versatility in mind, giving you a nice range of options for your two 8” woofers (one in each bag). Riders looking to experience superior motorcycle audio can choose from DD AUDIO’s VO-W8, VO-XN8, VO-MN8, VO-M8 and RL-SW08, all of which are water resistant, reliable and offer their own unique sound.

The clean design was tailor made for stock saddlebags on Harley-Davidson Street Glides, Road Glides, Ultra Glides, Electra Glides and Road Kings from 1998 to today. With professional installation, this USA Made kit will fit like a glove and look as if it came included fresh off Harley’s US factory line. From the quality build to smart design features, there truly is no comparison to other mounting brackets on the market which can cost more and offer far less.

Visit ddaudio.com/mounting-hardware/hd8-sbk to learn more about this incredible space saving saddlebag enclosure mountin kit.

Holly Hill, Fla. – June 1, 2022 – Install Bay®by Metra Electronics® is now shipping new subwoofer enclosures, designed to fill the needs of all 12volt audio shops. These enclosures are available in over 100 vehicle-specific and woofer-specific models with finish options of carpeted or sprayed. They will also soon be available in an upcoming vinyl option. They are made in USA and feature durable ¾ inch MDF wood construction on all sides. The boxes are assembled using wood glue AND brad nails instead of caulk to ensure long term durability.This process creates a better, longer-lasting subwoofer enclosure than offered by competitors. In addition to the rock-solid construction, rounded edges and corners allow installers to achieve a custom look. These products are in stock now and available for shipping.
 
Featured vehicle-specific models in this line of products include a quad 8” ported sub enclosure designed to fit 2019-up RAM 1500, a ported and sprayed 10” enclosure designed to fit Dodge Ram model years 2002-2018, a dual 12” ported and sprayed enclosure, a 6”x9” pair also sprayed, and a custom enclosure designed to fit select 2007-2022 Ford AND GM models. There are over 100 options to choose from, with vehicle applications for Toyota, Jeep®, Ford, Dodge, GM and more. These subwoofer enclosures provide installers with convenient solutions that are sure to make the audio upgrade easy and affordable.
 
Install Bay® provides a one-stop source for installation and custom fabrication professionals. The brand’s lineup of top quality connectors and terminals along with tools and accessories is continually expanding with the industry's latest products. Installation professionals can get more information and place orders for these and other products by contacting Metra at 386-257-2956. These new products will also be available for registered dealers to order on the Metra Dealer website, MetraDealer.com, in mid-June.
 
About Metra Electronics®
At Metra, 12volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world. We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources in developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 75 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-SPEC®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp®, Metra Marine® and Daytona Lights®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium AV and surveillance products from MetraAV®. For ordering information and pricing, visit MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.
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Englewood Colo. June 7, 2022 -- VAIS Technology is excited to release an Interior Ambient Lighting Kit. The kit comes with 6 light sources, mounted anywhere in the vehicle. The kit uses fiber optic cables (39”) to deliver light from the ECU module to the output. Customers can use the iPhone/Android app to control color and brightness separated by dual zones. EVP, Dennis Hopper states “Interior Ambient Lighting is an existing category that deserves a quality kit. Our kit was developed for an OEM customer and passed harsh automotive testing. We are excited to offer it to our aftermarket customers as well”.
 
SEMA 2021 Runner Up, Interior Ambient Lighting kit from VAIS offers quick and easy installation, waterproof output side, automotive grade ECU, flexible fiber optics cables. AL6-K01 kit requires 4 wire connection to the vehicle and 8mm holes for lenses mounting. Once installed there are 2 triggers to turn the unit on. First is Dome Light for Entry and Exit – White light comes on when door is opened. Second is Illumination for Ambient Light – App Controlled Color turns on when headlights are on.
Flexibility of the fiber optics cables allows installers to install this kit anywhere in the vehicle if it’s within the length of the cable. But a typical setup is 2 lights for front footwells, 2 lights for rear footwells, 1 for central console, and one for cup holder area.
 
“Our main priorities when designing it were quality, quick install time, lens location flexibility, aggressive pricing, and app control. I think we’ve accomplished it all with this kit” says Hopper.
 
About VAIS Technology: Founded in 2003, VAIS Technology offers a wide variety of automotive accessories, including SiriusXM add-on adapters, kits for adding a Bluetooth music streaming, Push Button Start kits, and SEER Passive Keyless Entry. All VAIS Technology products are built to OEM standards and are designed to offer seamless functionality for best user experience. VAIS Technology products come with one-year warranty and do not affect OEM warranties. Visit http://www.vaistech.com to learn more.            
STILLWATER, USA – As a longtime supporter of the event, KICKER® returns to Slamology at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway – one of the largest car-audio and car-centric events in the country. Those attending can experience KICKER’s 80-foot XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle) located on the south side of the venue in Audio Vendor Row, waiting for their shot at a “full-tilt demo session” inside the XRV Boom Room.
 
Slamology occurs June 11-12, and KICKER has supported the show since its inception nineteen years ago. Founder Donnie Babb bills the event as family-friendly, yet edgy.
 
“We wanted a way to connect with our readers at Gauge Magazine and have a weekend-long party,” Babb explained. “That brought in droves of people and made the show one of the largest car, truck and car-audio events in the world.”
In addition to Slamology’s well-earned reputation as a first-class car show, it is also known to be the premiere car-audio event on the planet. USACi, MECA, IASCA and Bass Wars will all conduct independent multi-point, car-audio competitions, featuring hundreds of the world’s best Sound-Quality and SPL competitors vying for championship points, trophies and prizes.
 
Slamology anticipates in excess of 2,000 show cars over the two-day event, with nearly 20,000 spectators expected to attend. The show also features live bands on stage, along with a tattoo competition, auto-limbo, a hydraulic contest, big rig show, bikini contest and more.
 
For more information, consumers can visit www.slamology.com.
 
KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for boat and automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand website at www.kicker.com.
 
Consumers can follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.
Clearwater, FL (June 7, 2022) - AAMP Global, leading designer and manufacturer of vehicle solutions, announced the addition of two car audio veterans to their Team Phantom group. AAMP launched its Phantom program in 2016 to enhance the level of retailer support in the field.
 
Aaron Davis started in the industry working as an installer with a local high-end stereo shop. During his 5 years there, he was able to solidify his foundation and understanding of car audio and worked his way up to lead technician. This role afforded Aaron his now strong technical background and working knowledge of the ever-changing, multifaceted aspects of car audio. With experience and understanding, Aaron was able to transition to a different role within the industry as a sales representative with Paragon. There he represented brands like AudioControl, Arc Audio, and ORCA Designs to name a few. Aaron’s previous experience with sound quality competitions aided in his ability to train and assist dealers to elevate the car audio experience for his customers. This is where Aaron’s passion for car audio really shined, as he quickly became the “go to guy” for DSP and OEM integration. Aaron has a true passion for the 12-volt industry and enjoys sharing his knowledge to educate and bring awareness to new and more efficient ways of car audio installations and techniques. Aaron is excited for the future of car audio and all the new and exciting things that are yet to come. Aaron will cover the southern California area under his new Phantom role at AAMP.
 
Chris Brinkley is a Texas native who currently lives in the San Antonio area. Chris began his career in 2001 as a retail salesperson with a national electronics chain. In 2007, he transitioned to a sales support role for a manufacturer representative firm where he worked his way up to regional sales manager. Chris is known among his retail and distribution customers for providing world-class customer service, all while providing technological knowledge that is invaluable to his customer base. Chris is fluent in DSP tuning, installation diagnostics, and has a proven ability to quickly address and resolve other product challenges. Chris is bilingual and his primary goal is to support his clients and give them effective solutions for challenges that arise, all while providing profitable options that help grow their business. Chris is looking forward to supporting the Southern Texas and Louisiana markets in his new Phantom role.
 
“Chris and Aaron’s individual strengths will bring new perspective to the team, as their past efforts and abilities fall in line perfectly with the current Team Phantom program. I am looking forward to their growth and contributions here at AAMP Global,” said Director of Team Phantom, Mike Eckley.
 
About AAMP Global:
For over 34 years AAMP has advanced automotive aftermarket technology. The company’s R&D capabilities has positioned AAMP as the market leader in highly engineered integration solutions, which enable aftermarket audio, safety, and infotainment products to work seamlessly with factory systems. AAMP is known for its PAC, EchoMaster, Stinger and AudioControl brands. AAMP’s focus on customer satisfaction from design to fulfillment has made it a global trusted supplier. For more information, please visit www.aampglobal.com.
 
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New products and training empower dealers to deliver best-in-class systems and OEM integration solutions to every customer in any vehicle—from cars and trucks, recreational marine applications, UTVs, classic cars, and more
Come experience the stunning Jeep in Booth 1006, featuring the finest solutions from both AudioControl and AAMP Global
 
Seattle, WA, June 7th, 2022 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com) will be unveiling new products and hosting training seminars for attendees at the 2022 Knowledgefest in Orlando, FL. June 10-12 at theOrange County Convention Center, Booth 1006.
 
Many New Products in Booth 1006
 
AudioControl will be showing the recently expanded all-weather ACX line of amplifiers, perfect for automotive as well as a vast array of non-traditional installations that represent new opportunities for dealers. Imagine offering high-performance, invisible audio systems to classic car owners, or exceptionally durable solutions for recreational marine applications and UTVs—a potentially significant market segment for Florida dealers. Attendees will see new, more powerful, compact ACX amplifiers, signal processors and an all-new multi-zone Bluetooth source unit/controller along with the new Epicenter Micro and multi-function ACR-U controller. Learn how these products are ideally suited to both existing and completely new clientele.
"We are excited to bring these new products and training sessions along with an amazing Jeep demo vehicle to Knowledgefest Orlando,” said Matthew Palumbo, Mobile Audio Sales Manager at AudioControl. “Our expanded ACX amplifier lineup and other new products have been engineered to solve challenges of a rapidly evolving automotive landscape. Our aim is to provide dealers with best solutions that deliver exhilarating performance regardless of the vehicle or existing OEM system, resulting in new opportunities for growth.”
 
KNOWLEDGEFEST INDY TRAINING SCHEDULE (see full event schedule HERE)
 
New Products & New Opportunities: How to broaden your customer base and maximize system performance with AudioControl’s newest solutions
 
Saturday, June 11th – 5:30-6:30pm Meeting Room: W202-AB
LOCs, LGDs, & DSPs Oh My! Take an in-depth look at the LOC, LGD, and Epicenter product lines from AudioControl. Not sure when to use an Epicenter in an OEM integration installation? Do you know the difference between The Epicenter and AccuBass? What is the difference between the LC1i, LC2i, and LC2i Pro? Are you an expert at setting up The Epicenter? What about dialing in an LC2i Pro? Do you know what the different colors/models of LGDs mean and when to use each? Join us for a fun session where you will learn all of this and more.
 
Sunday, June 12th – 10:45-11:45am Meeting Room: W202-AB
Achieve Predictable Results using AudioControl! Testing audio system performance is important in every vehicle receiving an audio upgrade. This course offers a comprehensive guide to utilizing a simple DM-RTA checklist along with documenting results. Learn to better offer the most appropriate equipment for each vehicle and to best accommodate each listener’s expectations, along with best practices for using the powerful DM-RTA to test, troubleshoot and validate performance—these are the keys to making every vehicle sound great!
 
VISIT AUDIOCONTROL AT THE 2022 KNOWLEDGEFEST ORLANDO, JUNE 10-12, BOOTH 1006
About AudioControl
AudioControl is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial, and automotive markets since 1977. Based in Seattle, WA, AudioControl offers premium quality home theater and whole-house entertainment products, distributed audio amplifiers for commercial applications and a legacy of outstanding car audio processors, amplifiers and OEM interface solutions sold and installed worldwide by qualified professionals. For more information about AudioControl, an AAMP Global company, visit audiocontrol.com or 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..

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