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National Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise opens new store in Goodlettsville, Tennessee

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dec. 30, 2021 – Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, announces the opening of its second store in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. The new location is owned by Brian Weed.

“I am happy for the opportunity to become a member of the Tint World® team,” Weed said. “The people of the Goodlettsville area deserve an automotive styling center of the caliber of Tint World® and we are honored to be the one-stop location providing these services.”

Tint World® Goodlettsville, TN will offer the latest in ultra-premium window tint, automotive aftermarket accessories, automotive reconditioning, and a team of experienced installers and technicians.

“Brian’s experience in automotive styling will make this store a must-visit destination for any vehicle styling enthusiast in the Goodlettsville area,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World®. “Under his direction, we know we’ll see nothing but success from Brian. The people in the area can expect good things from this location!”

Tint World® Goodlettsville, TN is located at 500 S Main St, Goodlettsville, TN 37072. To book a service or find out more about what the store offers, call (615) 549-7211 or visit them online at: https://www.tintworld.com/locations/tn/goodlettsville-117/.

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 car and truck accessories, mobile electronics, audio-video equipment, security systems, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, custom wheel and tire packages, maintenance and repair services, and much more. Tint World® services include residential, commercial, and marine window tinting films, solar films, decorative films, safety, and security films. 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.

National Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise owners open their second location in the Palmetto state

LEXINGTON, SC – Dec. 27, 2021 – Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, has expanded its reach by opening a second location in Lexington, South Carolina. Both stores are owned by father-and-son team Tom and Drew Nixon.

“We are excited to open our second location in South Carolina,” Tom Nixon said. “Our whole team is looking forward to providing the Lexington area with the same high-quality products and services that we provide at our Charleston location!”

Drew Nixon agrees.

“It gives us a great sense of pride to continue our growth in South Carolina,” Drew Nixon said. “We’re excited to bring the full array of customization and automotive styling services Tint World® offers to Lexington residents at this brand-new location!”

Tint World® Lexington, South Carolina will offer the latest in automotive aftermarket accessories, ultra-premium window tint, expert installation, and a staff of highly experienced installers and technicians.

“The Nixons opened their Charleston location in 2019 and we’ve enjoyed tremendous success in South Carolina. This new Lexington location will expand on that prosperity,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World®. “Drew and Tom are real go-getters. I know their initiative and drive will result in another home run for the Tint World® family. We are fortunate to have them as part of our team.”

The address of this new location is 520 N Lake Dr., Lexington, SC 29072 and they can be reached at (803) 828-0008. It will be open Monday – Saturday. For more information about the products and services Tint World® Lexington offers, request a quote, or to book an appointment, visit their website at https://www.tintworld.com/locations/sc/lexington-071/.

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 car and truck accessories, mobile electronics, audio-video equipment, security systems, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, custom wheel and tire packages, maintenance and repair services, and much more.  

Tint World® services include residential, commercial, and marine window tinting films, solar films, decorative films, safety, and security films. 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 http://www.tintworldfranchise.com/.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Dec. 20, 2021) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. is now shipping the new PSS-24WRA 300-Watt Complete Sound Upgrade Package for the four-door, non-amplified 2018 and Up Jeep® Wrangler and non-amplified 2020 and Up Jeep® Gladiator.

Top-Off Performance for Your Jeep®

Now Jeep® owners can get top-off sound for cruising down the highway or weaving through off-road trails with the PSS-24WRA. This 300-watt complete package has 5-channels of powered sound that replaces the factory Jeep® system.

The system includes two sets of 6.5” weather-resistant mid-bass drivers and 1” weather-resistant tweeters that replace the front and rear soundbar factory speakers tuned for the unique cabin environment of the Jeep® Wrangler and Jeep® Gladiator. Powered by a 4-channel power pack amplifier, the speakers are designed for powerful, top-off performance that’s unhindered by weather, wind, or other noise while driving. An 8” powered, compact subwoofer adds deep, accurate bass that grounds the sound system.

System Compatibility

Building a complete sound system has never been easier. The PSS-24WRA is compatible with the i407-WRA-JL 7” Multimedia Receiver and the X409-WRA-JL 9” Weather-Resistant Navigation System with Off-Road Mode. A vehicle-specific T-harness is included for installation with the factory radio into compatible, four-door, non-amplified 2018-Up Jeep® Wranglers or 2020-Up Jeep® Gladiators.

Plug-and-Play Installation

Alpine takes the guesswork out of installation with vehicle-specific speaker connections and pods designed for the Jeep® Wrangler and Jeep® Gladiator. Tweeter adapter plates use the original factory tweeter locations. Vehicle-specific mounting brackets are included to secure the 8” compact subwoofer and the 4-channel amplifier under the passenger seat, without drilling.

The PSS-24WRA is now shipping at a MAP of $1999.95 and is available at Alpine Authorized retailers

Features:

  • Complete five-channel powered sound system upgrade package  
  • Compatible with four-door, non-amplified 2018 - Up Jeep® Wrangler and non-amplified 2020 – Up Jeep® Gladiator
  • Includes Alpine’s SPV-65X-WRA, SPV-65-JLT, PWE-S8, and KTP-445U 
  • 180W, 4-channel Power Pack amplifier 
  • 120W, 8” powered subwoofer 
  • (2x) 6.5” weather-resistant mid-bass drivers 
  • (2x) 1” weather-resistant teteron dome tweeters with vehicle-specific connectors and crossovers 
  • Vehicle specific front speaker pods with vehicle-specific connectors 
  • Tweeter adapter plates that allow for use of the original factory tweeter locations 
  • The SPV-65-JLT weather-resistant rear soundbar speaker system
  • Rugged, premium grills designed to emulate the factory look and appeal  
  • Vehicle-specific connectors for plug-and-play speaker installation  
  • Utilizes factory bolt locations  
  • Durable stamped, steel frame speaker basket design 
  • Includes template for ease of mounting
  • Vehicle specific T-harness for installation with OEM radio into compatible 2018 – Up Jeep® Wrangler and 2020 – Up Jeep® Gladiator vehicles 
  • Vehicle specific mounting brackets that allow for the powered sub and amp to be secured under the passenger seat without drilling 

Front (SPV-65X-WRA):

  • Power handling: 75 watts RMS (225 watts peak) 
  • Frequency response: 65kHz – 22kHz 
  • Nominal impedance: 4Ω
  • Weather-resistant: IP55 

Rear (SPV-65-JLT): 

  • Power handling: 90 watts RMS (270 watts peak) 
  • Frequency response: 50kHz – 22kHz 
  • Nominal impedance: 4Ω
  • Weather-resistant: IP55 

Powered Subwoofer (PWE-S8): 

  • 120 watts RMS (240 watts peak) 
  • Frequency response: 32 - 150Hz 
  • Variable low-pass crossover (80-200 Hz) 
  • Variable phase control (0-180 degrees) 
  • preamp- and speaker-level inputs 

Four-Channel Power Pack Amplifier (KTP-445U): 

  • 45 watts RMS x 4 at 4 or 2Ω
  • 90 watts RMS x 2 bridged at 4Ω
  • Selectable high-pass filters (60, 80, or 120 Hz at 12 dB/octave) 
  • Switchable RCA or speaker-level inputs 

Dimensions: 

  • 27” L x 18.5” W x 19.5” H
  • 40lbs 

Alpine Electronics, Inc. is an automotive electronics manufacturer that provides consumers and leading automakers with audio, video, navigation, and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies. Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, and North America ensure that all products address the real-world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing safe, comfortable, and eco-friendly automotive electronics products. Alpine Electronics, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.   

Dallas, Texas -- January 3, 2022 -- Nemesis Audio, maker of competition speakers and amplifiers since 2014 has released a new Line of Made in Korea Amps. Falling under the SKU / Model "KOR," the new Series will be a more affordable alternative to the already popular "TEAM NEMESIS" Made in Korea line of amps. The new line features Three Monoblock Amplifiers and Two 4-CH Amplifiers.  The following models are currently in stock and shipping to dealers worldwide:

  • NA-1500.1KOR
  • NA-2000.1KOR
  • NA-3000.1KOR
  • NA-700.4KOR
  • NA-1500.4KOR

For More Information, please visit: NemesisAudio.com or Follow us on FB at: Facebook.com/NMAUDIOUSA

The new receiver exceeds expectations for the Alpine Halo Display Line

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Jan. 05, 2022) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. introduces two new Alpine Halo Floating Touchscreen Receivers, the iLX-F511 11-inch Multimedia Receiver and the iLX-F509 9-inch Multimedia Receiver, now with High-Resolution Audio Playback, High-Resolution Display, and wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

“We are excited to announce our new Alpine Halo Receivers and the new features that are included,” said Mike Anderson, Vice President and General Manager, Brand Business Unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “These next-generation receivers will exceed customer expectations for a premium driving experience.”

New Heights in Performance

In 2018, the Alpine Halo display created a new benchmark for premium dash system technology with a groundbreaking, “floating-style,” adjustable display and versatile 1-DIN chassis that can fit into virtually any vehicle. The displays added features to make the drive easy and exciting. Today, we are proud to introduce the next-generation dash technology, including both audio and visual High-Resolution specs, that take the Alpine Halo display to new heights.

The all-new iLX-F511 11-inch Multimedia Receiver and the iLX-F509 9-inch Multimedia Receiver feature High-Resolution Audio Playback to bring out the full potential of music in the vehicle. They also include a WXGA High-Resolution Display (1280x720px) for an elevated driving experience.

Features like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and built-in Bluetooth® hands-free calling with audio streaming allows access to music, messages, phone calls, and maps on a smartphone via either a wired USB connection or wirelessly. These features are controlled through touch or voice commands with the included external microphone.

An industry-first for aftermarket receivers, the iLX-F511 and iLX-F509 features SiriusXM 360L, which combines satellite and streaming content delivery for even more choices in entertainment (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately; SiriusXM subscription required). Built-in HD Radio® is also included for additional entertainment options.

Exciting System Expandability Options

Navigating through busy city streets can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. The iLX-F511 and iLX-F509 include front and rear camera inputs to add a front or rearview camera (sold separately). The rearview camera includes a distance guide display that overlays guidelines onto the screen for ease when moving in reverse. Multiple camera angles can be viewed with the KCX-C2600B Universal Front and Rear Camera Selector (sold separately).

Take driving safety even further with the DVR-C320R Premium 1080P Front and Rear Dash Camera with built-in drive assist (sold separately), compatible with the iLX-F511 and iLX-F509.

While the iLX-F511 and iLX-F509 do not have built-in navigation, the new KTX-NS01 Navigation Module (sold separately) provides seamless, on-and-off-road navigation, as an option. This is delivered through the Navigation Module, designed to plug into the receivers via USB connection for a convenient way to access the latest maps on the display.

On-board tuning features bring out the full potential of music playback with a 5-band graphic EQ or 13-band parametric EQ per channel, for continuous frequency control. The 6-channel time correction ensures that music is staged properly in the front and center of the vehicle. If more power is needed, additional amplifiers can be added using the three sets of true 4V preamp outputs with front, rear, and subwoofer control.

The new RUX-H02 Alpine Halo Subwoofer Controller (sold separately) easily mounts to the Alpine Halo Display and allows quick-access controls to the subwoofer and main volume through a wireless Bluetooth® connection. The sleek, tapered lines and silver trim of the RUX-H02 compliments the Alpine Halo Display design.

While the iLX-F511 and iLX-F509 are mech-less (no CD/DVD player) an HDMI input and output are included to connect a DVD player or even a smartphone for an all-digital audio and video connection through a single cable.  

Convenient System Compatibility

Upgrading dash technology can often result in a loss of factory functionality such as steering wheel controls and access to engine codes. However, the iLX-F511 and iLX-F509 are compatible with the iDatalink® Maestro Module (sold separately) allowing select OEM features to be retained and vehicle information displayed on the screen.  

The iLX-F511 and iLX-F509 will ship in February 2022 at a MAP of $1199.95 and $999.95 respectively and will be available at Alpine Authorized retailers and at Preferred Online Stores. Installation options can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator.

Features:

  • 11-inch (iLX-F511) and 9-inch (iLX-F509) WXGA High Resolution Display (1280x720px)
  • Tapered display housing and silver trim for a clean, modernized fit and finish  
  • Floating style display with adjustable height, depth, and angle mounting bracket
  • Standard 1-DIN chassis designed to fit aftermarket ISO DIN dash kits for various vehicle applications
  • Hi-Res Audio Playback  
  • Works with Apple CarPlay® (wireless and wired)
  • The Google Assistant is available on Android Auto™ (wireless and wired)  
  • Bluetooth® built-in for hands-free calling and audio streaming 
  • SiriusXM-Ready®/ SiriusXM NGS-Ready® (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately; SiriusXM subscription required)
  • Built-in HD Radio®
  • HDMI Input and Output  
  • Aux Input
  • Dual USB Input
  • iDatalink® Maestro Connectivity
  • DVR-C320R Alpine Dash Camera Compatible (camera sold separately)
  • Media Xpander®
  • Navigation Compatible with the KTX-NS01 Navigation Module (sold separately)  
  • MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC/APE music playback via USB
  • H.264/MPEG-4 AVC/MP4/MOV/FLV/MKV video playback via USB
  • JPG/PNG/BMP USB photo viewer
  • Front/Rear camera inputs with distance guide display
  • KCX-C2600B Universal Front and Rear Camera Selector ready  
  • Steering wheel remote control ready  
  • External microphone included
  • Built-in amplifier (16-watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
  • 3 preouts (True 4V)
  • 5-band graphic EQ or 13-band parametric EQ (per channel)
  • 6-channel time correction  
  • 24-bit DAC
  • High pass crossover/low pass crossover: Front/Rear/Subwoofer
  • CTA-2006 compliant  
Product information is based upon current information at the time of press but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications, and delivery dates are subject to change without notice. 
 
Alpine Electronics, Inc. is an automotive electronics manufacturer that provides consumers and leading automakers with audio, video, navigation, and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies. Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, and North America ensure that all products address the real-world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing safe, comfortable, and eco-friendly automotive electronics products. Alpine Electronics, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.  For information about Alpine’s aftermarket products, visit www.alpine-usa.com and these social media channels: 
 
Facebook: facebook.com/AlpineUSA
Instagram: instagram.com/AlpineUSA
Twitter: twitter.com/AlpineUSA

Influential business publication’s authoritative annual list of top-performing companies recognizes the National Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise for the eighth consecutive year

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Jan. 6, 2021 – Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, was recognized as one of the top 500 franchises in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. The 43rd annual Entrepreneur Franchise 500® is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the 2022 Franchise 500® ranks Tint World® as 317th for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.

“The past year has been one of the most challenging for businesses in recent memory, which made putting together our 43rd annual Franchise 500 list more enlightening than ever,” said Entrepreneur Editor in Chief Jason Feifer. “The companies named to this year’s list showed us how being resilient, supportive, and nimble can help navigate extraordinary challenges and also underscore the grit and innovation that define entrepreneurship.”

In Entrepreneur’s continuing effort to best understand and evaluate the ever-changing franchise marketplace, the company’s 43-year-old ranking formula continues to evolve as well. The editorial team researches and assesses several factors that go into the evaluation, including costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.  

“The Entrepreneur Franchise 500® represents the highest level of achievement in the franchise industry, so appearing on the list for the eighth consecutive year confirms the dedication of the Tint World® family and our approach to business,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO of Tint World®. “Our vision for 2022 is to continue growing by reaching new markets and providing franchisees with innovative tools that support their success.”  

Over its 43 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Tint World®’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

To view Tint World® in the full ranking, visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500. Results can also be seen in the January/February 2022 issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands Jan. 11.

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 car and truck accessories, mobile electronics, audio-video equipment, security systems, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, custom wheel and tire packages, maintenance and repair services, and much more.  

Tint World® services include residential, commercial, and marine window tinting films, solar films, decorative films, safety, and security films. 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 new receivers were designed intentionally for Jeep®

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Jan. 06, 2022) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. introduces two new 9” Weather-Resistant Jeep® receivers, the i509-WRA-JL for the new 2018-Up Jeep® Wrangler and 2020-Up Jeep® Gladiator and the i509-WRA-JK for the 2011-2018 Jeep® Wrangler. The new receivers were designed for plug-and-play installation while featuring High-Resolution Audio Playback, High-Resolution Display, and wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

“Alpine has a unique relationship with the Jeep® customer, and with that relationship in mind, we craft mindful solutions made to enhance the Jeep® lifestyle.” said Mike Anderson, Vice President and General Manager, Brand Business Unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “We believe the new Jeep® Receivers will take the Jeep® driving experience to the next level.”

Go Beyond Expectation

Since 2015, Alpine has attended countless Jeep® -specific events and gathered first-hand customer feedback to craft the perfect solution for the Jeep® vehicle. Through intentional upgrades, along with a deep understanding of the customer, our next-generation Jeep® dash technology includes High-Resolution specs that will enhance the Jeep® driving experience.

The all-new i509-WRA-JL and i509-WRA-JK Weather-Resistant Receivers feature High-Resolution Audio Playback and Jeep® -specific tuning to bring out the full potential of music in the Jeep®. They also include a WXGA High-Resolution, Anti-Glare Display (1280x720px) for enhanced performance.

Features like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and built-in Bluetooth® hands-free calling with audio streaming allows access to music, messages, phone calls, and maps on a smartphone via either a wired USB connection or wirelessly. These features are controlled through touch or voice commands with the included external microphone.

An industry-first for aftermarket receivers, the i509-WRA-JL and i509-WRA-JK feature SiriusXM 360L, which combines satellite and streaming content delivery for even more choices in entertainment than before (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately; SiriusXM subscription required). Built-in HD Radio® is also included for additional entertainment options.

Designed for Jeep®

By learning the pain points and priorities of the Jeep® customer, Alpine has been able to craft solutions that were designed specifically for Jeep®. The 9” display is housed in a Jeep® -specific trim bezel that emulates the look and feel of the Jeep® dash. A Jeep® -specific harness is included with the receiver to take out the guesswork during installation and make it a true plug-and-play solution. The displays feature a Jeep® -specific opening screen and LED color scheme for a consistent design with factory Jeep® settings.

As most Jeep® customers enjoy driving with the top off, the display is also weather-resistant (rated IP53 for dust and ingress) for uninterrupted performances in any driving condition.

Upgrading dash technology can often result in a loss of factory functionality such as steering wheel controls and access to engine codes. However, the i509-WRA-JL and i509-WRA-JK are compatible with the iDatalink® Maestro Module (sold separately) allowing select factory features like voice-activated media player, Bluetooth® technology, and steering wheel controls to be retained and vehicle information displayed on the screen. The iDatalink® can also integrate with the Jeep® diagnostic port so select vehicle information like tire pressure, battery voltage, door status, engine codes, and user-customizable gauges can be monitored on the display.

Exciting System Expandability Options

Whether commuting or off-roading, avoid obstacles in the road with the included front and rear camera inputs to add a front or rearview camera (sold separately) to the i509-WRA-JK. The rearview camera includes a distance guide display that overlays guidelines onto the screen for ease when moving in reverse. Multiple camera angles can be viewed with the KCX-C2600B Universal Front and Rear Camera Selector (sold separately). The i509-WRA-JL retains the factory rear-view camera for the new 2018-Up Jeep® Wrangler and 2020-Up Jeep® Gladiator.

Take driving safety even further with the DVR-C320R Premium 1080P Front and Rear Dash Camera with built-in drive assist (sold separately), compatible with the i509-WRA-JL and i509-WRA-JK.

While the i509-WRA-JL and i509-WRA-JK do not have built-in navigation, the new KTX-NS01 Navigation Module (sold separately) provides seamless, on-and-off-road navigation, as an option. This is delivered through the Navigation Module, designed to plug into the receiver via USB connection for a convenient way to access the latest maps on the display.

Integrated tuning features bring out the full potential of music playback with a 5-band graphic EQ or 13-band parametric EQ per channel, for continuous frequency control. The 6-channel time correction capability ensures that music is staged properly in the front and center of the vehicle. If more power is needed, additional amplifiers can be added using the three sets of true 4V preamp outputs with front, rear, and subwoofer control.

While the i509-WRA-JL and i509-WRA-JK are mech-less (no CD/DVD player) an HDMI input and output are included to allow the user to add a DVD player, or even a smartphone to the head unit for an all-digital audio and video connection through a single cable.  

The i509-WRA-JL and i509-WRA-JK will ship in February 2022 at a MAP of $2199.95 and $1999.95 respectively and will be available at Alpine Authorized retailers and at Preferred Online Stores. Installation options can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator.

Features:

  • 9” WXGA High-Resolution Anti-Glare Display (1280x720px)
  • Jeep® -specific trim bezel
  • Plug-and-Play installation
  • Jeep® -specific opening screen and LED color scheme
  • Weather-Resistant (rated IP53 for dust and ingress)
  • Jeep® -specific tuning
  • Hi-Res Audio Playback  
  • Works with Apple CarPlay® (wireless and wired)
  • The Google Assistant is available on Android Auto™ (wireless and wired)  
  • Bluetooth® built-in for hands-free calling and audio streaming 
  • SiriusXM-Ready®/ SiriusXM NGS-Ready® (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately; SiriusXM subscription required)
  • HDMI Input and Output  
  • Aux Input
  • Dual USB Input
  • iDatalink® Maestro Connectivity
  • DVR-C320R Alpine Dash Camera Compatible (camera sold separately)
  • Media Xpander®
  • Navigation Compatible with the KTX-NS01 Navigation Module (sold separately)  
  • MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC/APE music playback via USB
  • H.264/MPEG-4 AVC/MP4/MOV/FLV/MKV video playback via USB
  • JPG/PNG/BMP USB photo viewer
  • Front/Rear camera input with distance guide display (i509-WRA-JK)
  • Retains factory rear-view camera (i509-WRA-JL)
  • KCX-C2600B Universal Front and Rear Camera Selector ready (i509-WRA-JK)
  • Steering wheel remote control ready  
  • External microphone included
  • Built-in amplifier (16-watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
  • 3 preouts (True 4V)
  • 5-band graphic EQ or 13-band parametric EQ (per channel)
  • 6-channel time correction  
  • 24-bit DAC
  • High pass crossover/low pass crossover: Front/Rear/Subwoofer
  • CTA-2006 compliant  
Product information is based upon current information at the time of press but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications, and delivery dates are subject to change without notice. 
 
Alpine Electronics, Inc. is an automotive electronics manufacturer that provides consumers and leading automakers with audio, video, navigation, and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies. Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, and North America ensure that all products address the real-world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing safe, comfortable, and eco-friendly automotive electronics products. Alpine Electronics, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.  For information about Alpine’s aftermarket products, visit www.alpine-usa.com and these social media channels: 
 
Facebook: facebook.com/AlpineUSA
Instagram: instagram.com/AlpineUSA
Twitter: twitter.com/AlpineUSA

The subwoofers feature Alpine’s next-generation R-Series Subwoofers

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Jan. 07, 2022) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. introduces the next-generation Alpine Halo R2-Series Preloaded Subwoofer Enclosures with ProLink™. The enclosures come preloaded with Alpine’s new 10” and 12” R2-Series subwoofers that feature an all-new design to offer cleaner, more controlled bass response.

“Alpine believes in the constant pursuit of better sound,” said Mike Anderson, Vice President and General Manager, Brand Business Unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “Adding the next-gen R2-Series subwoofers to our Alpine Halo enclosures is just one step towards getting the most premium sound experience in the vehicle.

Deeper Bass Output

Since its introduction, Alpine’s R-Series sound system family has been known for incredible output and outstanding performance. Today Alpine introduces the next-generation of sound performance with the new R2-Series subwoofers, featured in the Alpine Halo R2-Series Preloaded Subwoofer Enclosures with ProLink™.

These next-generation R2-Series Subwoofers feature larger, double-stacked magnets, which results in an increase of 5%-8% more motor strength in the subwoofer compared to the previous generation. This increase in motor strength produces a wider frequency band in the subwoofer, which will in turn play deeper bass with more authority. The new R2 design also delivers improved control over the moving subwoofer cone for tighter, cleaner bass response.

Additional design improvements to the subwoofers include a new ceramic composite dust cap that is lightweight, yet rigid and provides incredible internal damping (vibration absorption) to smooth out the frequency response and reproduce tight bass. This premium, unique material also has a higher heat capacity that contributes to the non-stop bass performance customers have come to expect from Alpine’s R-Series system.

The new R2-Series subwoofers contain Alpine’s High Amplitude Multi-Roll (HAMR) Surround Technology. This rubber surround allows the subwoofer cone to efficiently move air while staying cool, which also contributes to increased output from the subwoofers.

The new design and enhanced performance of the next-generation R2-Series subwoofers results in a cleaner, more controlled bass response from the Alpine Halo R2-Series Preloaded Subwoofer Enclosures with ProLink™. The ported enclosures feature an optimized vent and rounded internal port edges that maximize the output performance of the subwoofer, for deeper, reliable bass. Each enclosure is also wired for optimized performance with Alpine’s R-Series R-A75M Mono Power Amplifier.

Unique ProLink® Technology

Traditionally, single and dual subwoofer enclosures are sold as independent systems, leaving no room for flexibility when it comes to sound system building. If a single subwoofer enclosure was originally purchased, the only option for adding more bass to the system was to remove the single subwoofer enclosure and purchase a new, dual subwoofer enclosure.

Alpine’s unique ProLink™ technology was designed with the sound system builder in mind. ProLink™ allows more flexibility in both power and price to start with a single subwoofer enclosure and add an additional subwoofer using a Linking Kit (sold separately) to link two enclosures together to create a dual system when more bass is desired.

Groundbreaking Alpine Halo Design

The Alpine Halo R2-Series Preloaded Subwoofer Enclosures with ProLink™ share the premium, unmistakable design of the Alpine Halo Family. The enclosures pull design cues from the Alpine Halo Display with unique, curved edges outlined by a silver trim and a front baffle for a matching system aesthetic. Built with sturdy, 3/4” MDF construction and covered in a premium black carpet, these enclosures give the impression of a custom look, without the custom work.

The R2-SB12V and R2-SB10V will ship in January 2022 at a MAP of $449.95 and $429.95 respectively.

The next-generation R2-Series Subwoofers featured in the Alpine Halo R2-Series Preloaded Subwoofer Enclosures with ProLink™ will also be available as separate components in an 8” option for $219.95 (R2-W8D4, R2-W8D2) 10” for $299.95 (R2-W10D4, R2-W10D2), and 12” for $349.95 (R2-W12D4, R2-W12D2).

All products will be available at Alpine Authorized retailers and at Preferred Online Stores. Installation options can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator.

Features:

  • Groundbreaking Alpine Halo Design 
  • ProLink™ ported enclosure design
  • Polypropylene/Ceramic Composite Dust Cap  
  • Kevlar Reinforced Pulp Cone High-Performance subwoofers 
  • EZ Twist-Lock Grille Mount System  
  • High-Amplitude Multi-Roll (H.A.M.R.) Surround    
  • Large Double-Stacked Magnets
  • 750W RMS Power Handling
  • Includes preloaded R2-W12D4 12” (R2-SB12V) or R2-W10D4 10” (R2-SB10V) R-Series subwoofer 
  • CARB compliant 3/4-inch MDF construction
  • Premium black carpet
  • Silver Alpine embossed side logo badge
  • Brushed aluminum finished metallic front baffle
  • Dimensions: 17” W x 14.625” H x 15” D (R2-SB12V) or 16” W x 12.6825” H x 14.5” D (R2-SB10V)
  • Dual 4Ω Voice Coils Wired in Parallel for a 2Ω Load (Compatible with R-A75M) 
  • 12 Gauge OFC Speaker Box Wire 
  • Binding Post Terminal Cup 
  • Threaded Subwoofer Mounting Inserts (for reversible subwoofer orientation) 
  • 2Ω Impedance 
  • Frequency Response: 24-200Hz (R2-SB12V) or 26-200Hz (R2-SB10V)
  • Vented Enclosure Tuning Frequency: 35Hz (R2-SB12V) or 36Hz (R2-SB10V)
  • Sensitivity 85 dB (R2-SB12V) 82.3dB (R2-SB10V)
  • 65.5mm voice coil 
  • XMax: 20mm  
  • Magnet Weight: 144 oz (R2-SB12V) 123 oz (R2-SB10V)
Product information is based upon current information at the time of press but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications, and delivery dates are subject to change without notice. 
 
Alpine Electronics, Inc. is an automotive electronics manufacturer that provides consumers and leading automakers with audio, video, navigation, and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies. Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, and North America ensure that all products address the real-world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing safe, comfortable, and eco-friendly automotive electronics products. Alpine Electronics, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.  For information about Alpine’s aftermarket products, visit www.alpine-usa.com and these social media channels: 
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The subwoofers feature Alpine’s unique ProLink™ technology

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Jan. 06, 2022) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. introduces two new Dual 8” Alpine Halo Preloaded Truck Subwoofer Enclosures with ProLink™. The enclosures come preloaded with Alpine’s 8” S-Series (S-DB8V-TRK) and R2-Series (R2-DB8V-TRK) subwoofers and feature an adjustable linking design.
 
“The compact and flexible design of our new Truck Enclosures give us a competitive edge when it comes to adding enhanced bass performance to the unique environment of the truck,” said Mike Anderson, Vice President and General Manager, Brand Business Unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.
Designed for Trucks
From towing to travel, customers rely on their trucks to get them to their destination. Now they can have an equally reliable subwoofer enclosure that will enhance the driving experience without compromising valuable cabin space. The Truck Subwoofer Enclosures were intentionally designed for the space underneath the backseat. Two 8” subwoofers are preloaded into a compact enclosure for under-the-seat installation and linked with a ProLink™ bracket that can adjust from 50”-40” to fit most full-size truck applications as well as select Jeep® Wrangler and Jeep® Gladiator applications. Height-adjustable “feet” accommodate uneven truck floors for a secure install. Centered on the enclosures is an integrated amplifier mount tray that’s optimized for Alpine’s mono power amplifiers. This convenient design ensures that the entire system can be installed underneath the seat.
High-Performance Subwoofers
Each enclosure comes preloaded with high-performance subwoofers that are tuned for the unique cabin environment of the truck and add deep, accurate bass to the sound system. The ported enclosures house 8” S-Series (S-DB8V-TRK) or R2-Series (R2-DB8V-TRK) subwoofers that provide options in both power and price. The 600W RMS S-DB8V-TRK was designed for optimum performance at an approachable price while the 750W RMS R2-DB8V-TRK features deeper, more authoritative bass that can be played at higher volumes. The enclosures were designed with dual voice coil drivers, wired in parallel for a 2Ω load to take the guesswork out of choosing an amplifier that’s compatible in power rating.
Groundbreaking Alpine Halo Design
The new Truck Subwoofer Enclosures join the Alpine Halo Family with a premium, unmistakable design. The enclosure pulls design cues from the Alpine Halo Display with unique, curved edges outlined by a silver trim and a front link bracket cover with an Alpine logo badge. The enclosures are built with sturdy, 5/8” MDF construction covered in a premium black carpet that will provide a premium look in the truck. The R2-DB8V-TRK and S-DB8V-TRK will ship in January 2022 at a MAP of $799.95 and $699.95 respectively and will be available at Alpine Authorized retailers and at Preferred Online Stores. Installation options can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator.
Features:
  • Groundbreaking Alpine Halo Design  
  • ProLink™ ported enclosure design  
  • Rugged center link plate links two preloaded enclosures together  
  • Integrated amplifier tray
  • Adjustable linking design adjusts width from 51” – 40” to fit most full-size trucks, Jeep® Wrangler, and Jeep® Gladiator applications   
  • Compact design allows for under the seat installation
  • Rubber, modular stackable foot design accommodates uneven truck floor under seat areas  
  • Optimized for 2018-Up RAM 1500 (crew cab), 2015-Up Ford F-150 (crew cab), 2018-Up GMC Sierra/Chevrolet Silverado (crew cab), Jeep® Wrangler (JK and JL models) and Jeep® Gladiator
  • Ported enclosures with high-performance subwoofers  
  • 600W RMS (S-DB8V-TRK) or 750W RMS (R2-DB8V-TRK) Power Handling  
  • Includes two preloaded S-W8D2 8” S-Series subwoofers (S-DB8V-TRK) or R2-W8D2 8” R-Series subwoofers (R2-DB8V-TRK)
  • CARB compliant 5/8" MDF construction  
  • Premium black carpet  
  • Front link bracket cover with an Alpine logo badge
  • Side-firing cabin loading ports
  • Premium Alpine wire terminals
  • Twist-Lock Grille Mount System  
  • Dimensions: 51” W (max)/40” W (min) x 8-3/4” (H) x 13-3/4” (D) 
  • Dual voice coils Wired in Parallel for a 2Ω Load (S-DB8V-TRK compatible with S-A60M; R2-DB8V-TRK compatible with R2-A75M) 
  • Custom spring-loaded speaker terminals fit up to 12AWG speaker wire 
  • 2Ω Impedance  
  • Frequency Response: 34Hz-200Hz (S-DB8V-TRK) or 32Hz-200Hz (R2-DB8V-TRK)
  • Vented Enclosure Tuning Frequency: 36Hz 
  • Sensitivity: 84dB
Product information is based upon current information at the time of press but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications, and delivery dates are subject to change without notice.  Alpine Electronics, Inc. is an automotive electronics manufacturer that provides consumers and leading automakers with audio, video, navigation, and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies. Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, and North America ensure that all products address the real-world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing safe, comfortable, and eco-friendly automotive electronics products. Alpine Electronics, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.  For information about Alpine’s aftermarket products, visit www.alpine-usa.com and these social media channels: 
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DANIA BEACH, FL (12.28.2021) – HKI USA Inc - Dania Beach,FL - Tury, a tier one OEM partner with Nissan, Toyota, Fiat, Jeep, Hyundai and many others, specializes in high tech vehicle add-ons. Tury engineers, manufactures, and offers a complete line up of interfaces from Factory Key Fob window, sunroof and side mirrors automation to a throttle response kit designed to eliminate the gas pedal delay found in many drive by wire vehicles. Tury is also developing trailer connection harness specifically catered to the US market, and many other unique items that will be   announced over the next several months.

 “We are very excited to bring TURY to the US. After over a year of studying and preparing TURY for the US market we can say we are finally ready to start our long journey on becoming one of the top vendors in this segment.” says Diogo Iannaccone, CEO of HKI USA.

“HKI USA is the perfect partner for TURY in the US with their great team. We are looking forward to our expansion into the US market.” says Daniel Turi, CEO of TURY.

Contact your HKI USA OE Rep or call us at (844) 590-2233 to hear more about becoming a dealer. For more information about TURY please visit www.tury.com.br/international

Finalists to submit materials for judging to determine final winners

North Andover, Mass., – December 28, 2021 – The Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) announced the finalists for the 2022 Industry Awards earlier today, live on its Facebook page. MEA President, Chris Cook held the Finalists Presentation, in which The Top 12 Retailers, Top 12 Installers, Top 5 Technicians and new Top 5 Sales Professionals and other awards were announced. Also noted were the "Top 3" and "Top 5" awards for finalists in the vendor, vendor tech support, expeditor, sales rep, rep firm and distributor categories, as well as the top 5 Technicians denoting the finalists for the coveted Trusted Tech award. Each "Top" award recipient will receive a signed wall certificate. 

While the final stage of the Industry Awards will be held in Las Vegas during KnowledgeFest, Cook noted that the announcement produced its own set of winners.

"It's important to recognize that making it to the Top 12, Top 5 and Top 3 categories signals a major achievement in this industry," he explained. "It means that these individuals, stores, brands and companies are part of a unique group that represents the best of our industry. We're overdue in recognizing the significance of their efforts, and I am proud to create a special event for that purpose. 

Some of the award categories are decided solely on industry votes. For these, the top vote-getter will be announced at KnowledgeFest as the ultimate winner of the category. For the Top 12 retailers, Top 12 Installers, Top 5 Technicians, Top 5 Rookies, and Top 5 Sales Professionals, each recipient will need to submit additional materials for judging to determine the winner in each category. 

The finalists lists can be viewed at meindustryawards.com by clicking on the Winners tab and selecting '2022' winners. To view the 2022 Industry Awards Finalists Presentation, visit the Mobile Electronics magazine page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MobileElectronics. The final awards will be announced at the Mobile Electronics Industry Awards celebration during the KnowledgeFest trade show and conference in Las Vegas, February 20, 2022. For more information, visit www.meindustryawards.com.

About the Mobile Electronics Association
Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) is a trade association comprised of installing dealers and product vendors dedicated to serving the needs of the mobile electronics specialist industry. MEA owns and produces KnowledgeFest, regional trade-only industry events that combine educational programming and vendor training with a trade show floor. MEA owns and publishes the monthly Mobile Electronics® magazine, which is the industry’s #1 resource, as well as other digital media, including websites and the industry’s e-newsletter Hotwire. MEA provides software and data-driven services to vendors and retailers. Learn more at mobile-electronics.com.
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Holly Hill, Fla. – December 21, 2021 – Heise LED Lighting Systems® by Metra Electronics® is now shipping its next generation of Blackout Series lightbars, driving and cube lights, featuring refined frames, cleaner lines, and upgraded optics. The optics have changed from a direct placement to an indirect placement, allowing more control of the location and pattern of the beam. This allows the lights to be tailored to the vehicle, its entire lighting system, and for the driver’s lighting coverage needs. Heise is also shipping its new heavy-duty Edgeless Series of work and driving lights that combine form and function for a sleek appearance that doesn’t compromise performance. Just in time for winter, a heated work LED light has also joined Heise’s new product lineup, and adding to the existing Infinite Series line of RGB backlit lights is a new 5-inch flush mount cube. These new lights were introduced at the 2021 SEMA Show and are now shipping.

Blackout Series Lightbars

A new and improved design and upgraded optics make the latest generation of Heise’s Blackout Series a versatile lighting solution. Function meets style with refined frames and cleaner lines for a sleek yet minimalistic look. The hybrid 90-degree flood and 8-degree spot beam pattern combination delivers intense spotlights in the center flanked by widebeam lights on each side. Available as a dual-row lightbar in 8, 14, 20, 22, 32, 42, and 50-inch lengths, or as a single-row slimline lightbar in 9.5, 20.5, 31.5, 39.5, and 50.5-inch lengths.

Blackout Series Driving Lights and Cubes (Standard and Flush Mount)

Heise’s Blackout Series driving lights and high output cube LED lights are small but powerful for better coverage at night. These lights also have the next-generation improved Blackout Series design with upgraded optics for more control of the location and pattern of the beam. Two IP67 rated options for driving lights feature an intense 15-degree spot beam pattern and 6 LEDs, available in a standard or flush mount option. The IP67 rated cube lights are available in various spot or flood beam patterns, sold as a set, and include the HE-DLWH1 dual light wiring harness for installation. Flush mount options are also available and sold individually without a harness.

Edgeless Series Work and Driving Lights

The new Edgeless Series features lights with a clean, edgeless frame with no screws on the front face for a sleek appearance that doesn’t compromise performance. This new series features four new spot beam pattern lights in 7 or 9-inch round options, the HE-EL3 and HE-EL4, a 4-inch driving light option, the HE-EL2, and a 5-inch work light, the HE-WL5. The new Edgeless Series also features a rectangular work area light with a flood beam pattern, the HE-WLAF.

Heated Work Light

Designed for winter, the heated feature in Heise’s new HE-WL4H light helps to melt the frost and prevent snow from covering the light and reducing visibility. This heavy-duty work flood light is designed for off-road, rugged, and dark night conditions to illuminate the path for a better drive. This 4.3-inch light is sold individually and has a 75-degree flood beam pattern with 9600 raw lumens.

Infinite Series Flush Mount RGB Cube Light

Heise’s popular RGB backlit LED lights, the Infinite Series, now has a flush mount cube light option for the perfect fit inside the bumper. Light colors can be changed with the swipe of a finger, with pure white light and 16 million selectable colors as a backlight, controlled by a smartphone app. The HE-FMICL2 cube light requires Metra’s RGB-CB1 controller, which is sold separately and required for RGB operation. This light is compatible with the entire Heise Infinite Series and can be synced with other Heise or Metra RGB lights that use the same RGB-CB1 controller.

All of Heise’s new lights are now shipping and more information and specifications can be seen at HeiseLED.com. Heise LED lights are sold for off-road use only. These products should not be used on public roads.

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.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® is deeply saddened to announce the unexpected passing of colleague Rob Limbaugh. Limbaugh departed this life Friday while at home. An 18-year KICKER employee and longtime industry veteran, Limbaugh first served as National Sales Director at Stillwater Designs, ultimately ascending to Director of Business Development and Vice President.

“He was an amazing visionary for the big picture,” said KICKER President and co-founder Steve Irby. “We will certainly miss his contributions, his viewpoints, and his insightful plans.”

While under Limbaugh’s watch, KICKER expanded the Marine and Powersports lines of products, formed the Home and Portables division, and relocated 200 employees into the company’s new world headquarters in Stillwater, Okla. He was instrumental in keeping KICKER relevant into the 21st century, playing an essential part of moving KICKER products into big-box retail and developing KICKER’s current UMAP (Unilateral Minimum Advertised Pricing) policy so dealers could grow their revenue.

He also got the KICKER brand involved in his auto passion, One Lap of America, for several years, and he co-drove a BMW during the 2018 road-course race.

Limbaugh started his audio career in 1975 at Pacific Stereo in Fresno, Calif. His passion for audio led him to be vice president at Linear Power for six years. After that he led Polk Audio’s car-audio division for more than a decade before joining KICKER’s sales team.

“Rob was always extremely sharp,” said KICKER Director of Global Supply Chain Greg Lew. “He loved going to soundoffs. He loved loud audio. He was witty, trustworthy, and a great friend – somebody you could chat with and challenge.”

Behind his famously dry wit and wry smile, Limbaugh was known to be a deep thinker and consistent voice among KICKER leadership.

“He had an amazing mind for seeing the overall plan,” recalled KICKER General Manager Jay Ralston. “He was an integral part of every major decision and had a gift for considering all the angles.”

“He was always presenting a bigger picture solution and played that role very well,” Irby said. “It’s important to have a diversity of opinions in a company to make balanced decisions, and we could always count on Rob. He will definitely be missed.”

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.

 
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Dec. 20, 2021) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. is now shipping the new PSS-24WRA 300-Watt Complete Sound Upgrade Package for the four-door, non-amplified 2018 and Up Jeep® Wrangler and non-amplified 2020 and Up Jeep® Gladiator.
 
Top-Off Performance for Your Jeep®
Now Jeep® owners can get top-off sound for cruising down the highway or weaving through off-road trails with the PSS-24WRA. This 300-watt complete package has 5-channels of powered sound that replaces the factory Jeep® system.
 
The system includes two sets of 6.5” weather-resistant mid-bass drivers and 1” weather-resistant tweeters that replace the front and rear soundbar factory speakers tuned for the unique cabin environment of the Jeep® Wrangler and Jeep® Gladiator. Powered by a 4-channel power pack amplifier, the speakers are designed for powerful, top-off performance that’s unhindered by weather, wind, or other noise while driving. An 8” powered, compact subwoofer adds deep, accurate bass that grounds the sound system.
 
System Compatibility
Building a complete sound system has never been easier. The PSS-24WRA is compatible with the i407-WRA-JL 7” Multimedia Receiver and the X409-WRA-JL 9” Weather-Resistant Navigation System with Off-Road Mode. A vehicle-specific T-harness is included for installation with the factory radio into compatible, four-door, non-amplified 2018-Up Jeep® Wranglers or 2020-Up Jeep® Gladiators.
 
Plug-and-Play Installation
Alpine takes the guesswork out of installation with vehicle-specific speaker connections and pods designed for the Jeep® Wrangler and Jeep® Gladiator. Tweeter adapter plates use the original factory tweeter locations. Vehicle-specific mounting brackets are included to secure the 8” compact subwoofer and the 4-channel amplifier under the passenger seat, without drilling.
The PSS-24WRA is now shipping at a MAP of $1999.95 and is available at Alpine Authorized retailers and Preferred Online Stores. Installation options can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator.
 
Features:
  • Complete five-channel powered sound system upgrade package  
  • Compatible with four-door, non-amplified 2018 - Up Jeep® Wrangler and non-amplified 2020 – Up Jeep® Gladiator
  • Includes Alpine’s SPV-65X-WRA, SPV-65-JLT, PWE-S8, and KTP-445U 
  • 180W, 4-channel Power Pack amplifier 
  • 120W, 8” powered subwoofer 
  • (2x) 6.5” weather-resistant mid-bass drivers 
  • (2x) 1” weather-resistant teteron dome tweeters with vehicle-specific connectors and crossovers 
  • Vehicle specific front speaker pods with vehicle-specific connectors 
  • Tweeter adapter plates that allow for use of the original factory tweeter locations 
  • The SPV-65-JLT weather-resistant rear soundbar speaker system
  • Rugged, premium grills designed to emulate the factory look and appeal  
  • Vehicle-specific connectors for plug-and-play speaker installation  
  • Utilizes factory bolt locations  
  • Durable stamped, steel frame speaker basket design 
  • Includes template for ease of mounting
  • Vehicle specific T-harness for installation with OEM radio into compatible 2018 – Up Jeep® Wrangler and 2020 – Up Jeep® Gladiator vehicles 
  • Vehicle specific mounting brackets that allow for the powered sub and amp to be secured under the passenger seat without drilling 
 
Front (SPV-65X-WRA):
  • Power handling: 75 watts RMS (225 watts peak) 
  • Frequency response: 65kHz – 22kHz 
  • Nominal impedance: 4Ω
  • Weather-resistant: IP55 
 
Rear (SPV-65-JLT): 
  • Power handling: 90 watts RMS (270 watts peak) 
  • Frequency response: 50kHz – 22kHz 
  • Nominal impedance: 4Ω
  • Weather-resistant: IP55 
 
Powered Subwoofer (PWE-S8): 
  • 120 watts RMS (240 watts peak) 
  • Frequency response: 32 - 150Hz 
  • Variable low-pass crossover (80-200 Hz) 
  • Variable phase control (0-180 degrees) 
  • preamp- and speaker-level inputs 
 
Four-Channel Power Pack Amplifier (KTP-445U): 
  • 45 watts RMS x 4 at 4 or 2Ω
  • 90 watts RMS x 2 bridged at 4Ω
  • Selectable high-pass filters (60, 80, or 120 Hz at 12 dB/octave) 
  • Switchable RCA or speaker-level inputs 
 
Dimensions: 
  • 27” L x 18.5” W x 19.5” H
  • 40lbs 
 
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About Alpine Electronics 
Alpine Electronics, Inc. is an automotive electronics manufacturer that provides consumers and leading automakers with audio, video, navigation, and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies. Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, and North America ensure that all products address the real-world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing safe, comfortable, and eco-friendly automotive electronics products. Alpine Electronics, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD. 
 

Provides low-cost add-on cruise control solution for XL model vehicle with optional speed-limiting capabilities for all Maverick trim levels

ABERDEEN, North Carolina – December 16, 2021 – Rostra Accessories continues to innovate by adding to the company’s cruise control and speed-limiting product by including applications for the 2022 year-model Ford Maverick. Rostra’s cruise control system can be quickly added to XL models vehicles, which are manufactured without this feature, and allow fleet owners the opportunity to save on fuel costs and vehicle wear-and-tear through more consistent highway driving speeds. Likewise, Rostra’s speed-limiting systems, available for XL®, XLT®, and Lariat® model Mavericks, are a onetime purchase which provide a hard-wired solution to setting a maximum speed for a vehicle which, once installed, cannot be modified by the driver and does not require a full-scale, subscription-based telematics suite.

“Rostra is the pioneer and leader of add-on cruise control and speed-limiting systems having spent nearly three decades developing vehicle-specific solutions for the most popular fleet trucks and vans on the road,” said Aron Demers, Senior Vice President, VOXX Electronics Corporation.

With the addition of applications for the industrious 2022 Ford Maverick, Rostra adds yet another way for fleet owners to feel confident that their vehicles are not being subjected to undue stress while in operation, reduce the possibility of speed infractions, added Demers. Rostra’s standard cruise control system, which includes a stalk-style control switch that mounts to the left-hand side of the steering column shroud, is available as part number 250-9661.

Rostra’s vehicle speed-limiters are offered with four standard pre-programmed maximum speed settings with custom speed limits available upon request from fleets. Speed-limiting part numbers include: 250-9861-65 (65 MPH speed limit) 250-9861-70 (70 MPH speed limit) 250-9861-75 (75 MPH speed limit) 250-9861-80 (80 MPH speed limit) For more information, please visit rostra.com or email Rostra directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss custom options for your fleet.

Rostra Accessories, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX), a global supplier of mobile and consumer electronics products. Rostra is a leading manufacturer of automotive comfort, safety, and convenience accessories including electronic cruise control systems, LED lighting, exterior vehicle camera systems, automotive lumbar supports, seat heaters, driver alert systems, and more. Rostra sells its products through an extensive distribution network that includes Original Equipment Manufacturers, expeditors, regional mobile electronics chains, and independent specialists both domestic and internationally. Rostra possesses a strong product and patent portfolio with multiple exclusive add-on automotive components engineered and manufactured in the United States including turn signal switches for the heavy truck market through the company’s Vehicle Safety Manufacturing division and custom LED lighting solutions through its subsidiary Auer Automotive.

For additional information, please visit our website at www.rostra.com.

VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) has grown into a worldwide leader in Automotive Electronics and Consumer Electronics, with emerging Biometrics technology to capitalize on the increased need for advanced security. Over the past several decades, with a portfolio of approximately 35 trusted brands, VOXX has built market-leading positions in in-vehicle entertainment, automotive security, reception products, a number of premium audio market segments, and more. VOXX is a global company, with an extensive distribution network that includes power retailers, mass merchandisers, 12-volt specialists and many of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers. For additional information, please visit our website at www.voxxintl.com.

Rostra Contact: Bill Simmons

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(AUBURN HILLS, MICH. – Dec. 15, 2021) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc., an Alps Alpine Group Company, named their 2021 Rep Firm of the Year for the Brand (aftermarket) Business Unit during the virtual Brand Summit held on Dec. 08, 2021. The Rep Firm of the Year awards recognize independent and direct reps who have shown a strong commitment to the Alpine brand, providing exceptional sales and marketing growth.

“Despite the challenging sales environment that our industry has experienced this past year, our independent and direct reps have continued to navigate through the uncertainty with professionalism and poise,” said Ed Moriarty, Assistant Vice President of the Brand Business Unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “We are thankful for their dedication to the Alpine brand and their strong contribution to its growth in 2021 and onward.”

During the ceremony, Echo Sales was named the 2021 Rep Company of the Year. The team from Echo Sales, Mike Lewis, Rob Osheaski, and Jen Fritz, was recognized for their incredible sales growth in 2021, especially in the sound system category, where they doubled their expected numbers. Echo was also recognized for their excellent commitment to support the Alpine brand.

“For the past five years, Echo Sales has produced consistent sales growth,” said Moriarty. “As this group is always looking for new ways to improve their organization and efforts, we expect they will continue to see great results in the coming years.”

Jason Fine was named the 2021 Direct Rep of the Year for his professionalism, strong communication, and consistent sales growth year after year. Fine was also praised for his strong support of his dealers and fellow reps through events, marketing promotions, and product support.

“Jason’s organization and communication skills granted him the lead on an important project this year,” said Moriarty. “Because of his strong work ethic and attention to detail, the project experienced a smooth transition and successful execution.”

Award recipients were chosen by Alpine senior leadership based on an evaluation of their sales, marketing, customer service, and communication for 2021.

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Alpine Electronics, Inc. is an automotive electronics manufacturer that provides consumers and leading automakers with audio, video, navigation, and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies. Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, and North America ensure that all products address the real-world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing safe, comfortable, and eco-friendly automotive electronics products. Alpine Electronics, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.  

RINGWOOD, Ill. – December 17, 2021 -- (Patent No. 11,054,127) (Patent No. 10,801,714)

Race Sport Lighting is pleased to announce the patented and innovative GEN4® LED High Performance LED Kits are in stock and shipping to resellers! The 1st Generation of GEN4® kits were launched in 4th quarter 2019, after US Patent No. 10,801,714 was issued in October of 2019. North American dealers were raving over the new technology and the GEN4® was an instant success with resellers looking to sell the best of the best when it comes to forward lighting systems. The line took a hit when COVID struck North America in early 2020 and shut down its assembly lines. Race Sport Lighting moved the tooling to their main factory and made some improvements to its new generation and was awarded Patent No. 11,054,127 by the USPTO in October 2020.

The GEN4® patented lighting system features a 360° ratchet-style adjustable base for perfect aiming adjustments for installers to make sure their consumers are set up right for the road. The product also includes an anti-glare optical beam deflector on the tower body designed to keep the light output perfectly aimed down the road, and out of the eyes of oncoming drivers on-road. The patented design also features the “Medusa Style” rotatable heat-sink rope for heat dissipation in tight lens/cover locations with ZERO clearance. All this while boasting 2,700lx/bulb (5,400lx/kit) of high-performance light out of the lens.

“We are excited to be shipping the GEN4® LED High Performance system to the marketplace with a few upgraded adjustments that will increase the performances even more. We are thankful to the USPTO for awarding a second patent and recognizing a lot of hard work put into this kit. Resellers who sell and install the best of the best in each category are going to go crazy for the GEN4® LED kit to serve them well in the forward lighting category,” said Steve Jergensen, President of Race Sport Lighting.

Installing a correctly designed forward lighting system is key to providing each customer the best possible product for their vehicle. Too many resellers are settling for low price over-the-counter China concepts that fail to give customers the best forward lighting in their vehicles. The GEN4® LED kit is one-of-a-kind, US engineered, patented, and tested to provide the absolute best performance on each and every vehicle. The Race Sport Lighting LED Headlight line up continues to evolve and provide the marketplace with not only a great quality product, but solutions that work and are proven.

Race Sport Lighting is the leading manufacturer of LED and HID lighting technology in North America, and serves the 12-Volt, Truck Accessory, Powersports, Motorcycle, Marine, and RV industries primarily. Founded in 2007, Race Sport Lighting is going on its 15th year leading the way as the Pioneer for the lighting category. They offer the highest quality lighting products to the industry and back it up with award winning customer service and tech support. This reputation has earned them the position of Preferred Lighting Vendor for AutoGear, AAM Group, MESA, Tint World franchises, and Restylers International just to name a few in the industry.

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Now Available, the 7-Inch, 60-Watt LED Auxiliary Spotlight is Designed to Offer Superior Illumination with an Average 30 Degree Beam Pattern and Projection Up to 500 Meters

METAIRIE, LA, Dec. 13, 2021 – Oracle Lighting (www.oraclelights.com), the market leader in creating high quality lighting products and innovative LED solutions for the automotive aftermarket, is proud to announce the launch of the 7-inch Multifunction 60-Watt LED Spotlight for Jeeps, trucks, and off-road vehicles (p/n 2915-023). The round post mount is now available with an MSRP of $199.95.

“Whether you are conquering the off-road or just enjoy exploring at night, having adequate lighting is important to spot obstacles in your path,” explained Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “This new auxiliary light from Oracle Lighting is designed to offer superior illumination for any Jeep, truck, or off-road vehicle.”

Incorporating both TIR (Total Internal Reflection) and LED Reflector Facing Technology, this design creates a high-quality light output with a precision beam pattern. By combining both optic technologies, this light provides an average 30 degree beam pattern and projects up to 500 yards away.

“The integrated LED marker lights feature both white and amber LEDs which can be used for parking lights, DRL, and/or turn signals,” Hartenstein continued. “This multifunctional automotive spotlight is the perfect solution to your lighting needs. With an Ingress Protection Rating of IP68 and a heavy-duty blacked-out housing, this seven-inch spotlight is rugged enough to last through all of your adventures with an LED lifespan of 80,000+ hours.”

Additional features and specifications include:

  • 4x 10w LEDs + 4x 5w LEDs
  • Draw: 4 Amps @ 12VDC
  • Raw/Effective Lumens: 6000lm / 4800lm
  • Peak Intensity: 141000cd
  • Input Voltage: 9V - 36V DC
  • Warranty Period: 1 Year
  • ETM Thermal Management Technology
  • Compliant with ECE R112/R7/R10
  • Heavy duty U mounting racket
  • Stainless Steel 304 mounting hardware
  • Under/Over voltage protection
  • Reverse polarity protection

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

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Having celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2019, Metairie, Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today's world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

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

EDMOND, Okla. — Petra Industries, the consumer technology authority and wholesale electronics distributor, is pleased to announce the addition of DS18 speakers and amplifiers to their lineup of premium automotive audio products.

By using the slogan "We Like It Loud®," DS18 sets itself apart from old-school brands. Unafraid to push the envelope, it was created and developed by a team of young, determined professionals who understands the needs of today's car audio industry. As a result, it is one of the freshest lines in the industry.

The DS18 goal is to deliver what they feel previous companies have failed to do—a sophisticated, trendy product line that continually upgrades itself. One reason the company is continually innovating is that they consider customers part of their team. DS18 takes customer feedback as a command to constantly improve products. The end results are the most-relevant, coolest-looking designs and technologies on the market.

"DS18 brings a whole new attitude to car audio," said Tate Morgan, President, Petra Industries. "Think of them as the new, cool kid on the block ready to shake things up. Their staff is passionate about sound. They eat, sleep, and breathe audio. And they design the most outstanding products technology can offer while remaining sensitive to pricing. Installers and retailers in the automotive audio space should take a hard look at DS18. The brand will appeal to the most experienced audio enthusiast as well as the everyday motorist."

To learn more about Petra's DS18 lineup of automotive audio components including amplifiers, coaxial speakers, subwoofers, midranges, and tweeters, visit order.petra.com

Petra is the industry’s consumer technology authority—distributing products for more than 800 brands. They bring tens of thousands of top name-brand products to tens of thousands of retail/e-tail partners. Founded in 1985 with a focus on and passion for accessories, today, Petra serves markets with products from categories like smart home tech, gaming, outdoor tech, and more. The most sought-after hardware and add-ons in consumer technology are stocked at Petra’s 525,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art distribution center and are distributed all over the country. Petra is a member of CTA and CEDIA. For more information on Petra, visit www.petra.com or call 1-800-443-6975. The Right Distributor Changes Everything.™

Holly Hill, Fla. – December 10, 2021 – It is with great sadness and tremendous respect that Metra Electronics Corporation® announces the passing of its founder and innovator, Mr. Michael M. Somma. Metra’s president, Bill Jones, offered the following words as a tribute to honor the life of Mr. Somma:

“As Metra is celebrating its 75th year in business, his passing is even more bittersweet. But, we at Metra choose to celebrate his life rather than posting a simple obituary. His life was much more than that. His life was Metra, and thus, if you will indulge me, I’d like to offer you a kind remembrance of a man that meant so much to me and all of us, but especially the industry he helped to father and promote. Michael Somma was a man of simple means born to a hard-working Italian immigrant family living in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York. He was brought up with six sisters and his father worked at Steeplechase Park from 1913 until its closing in the 1960s. His mother tended to the upbringing of seven children and kept a loving household. Michael Somma was a true pioneer and a genius of the 6volt and 12volt car radio industry. He will be missed by his family, his friends, and the industry as a whole. Somma was 94 years of age at his passing. He saw the tremendous changes in our business since Metra's founding in 1946 on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.

Somma started out by opening a television sales and service shop with his brother-in-law, Sal Izzo, after serving proudly and with honor in the United States Navy in World War II. He was a graduate of Brooklyn Technical School, where he learned electrical and mechanical engineering skills. Somma built and sold his first television while attending school, which became his first official TV sale. It must have worked well! After the war, where he served as a radioman, he knew where his passion and interests would be best utilized, and thus, Metra Radio and TV was founded.

In the 1940s, Metra Radio and TV initially focused on selling television sets and home radios more so than car radios, as the demand for TVs was much greater and more lucrative at the time. Nevertheless, they went on to sell and install numerous car radios because cars at this time did not come equipped with a radio and the option from the factory was, as it is now, an expensive addition. Installing a car radio was a time-consuming and complex undertaking. These trials and tribulations gave Somma the idea of standardizing the design and creation of kits instead of tackling each installation one at a time.

Several innovations at the time pushed Metra’s focus more towards automotive. From the beginning, Metra was a Blaupunkt car radio dealer. Blaupunkt made great car radios and was the first to introduce FM to their units. Although not many FM stations existed at the time, the ones that did, offered a clearer and static-free broadcast. Although AM technology was still the rule and FM the exception up until the 1970s, Somma's forward-thinking saw the potential on the broader bandwidth of FM and its ability to attain Hi-Fidelity sound, as it was called at that time.

Somma’s other innovation was the manufacturing of car radio installation kits, which greatly facilitated an easier installation of car radios. At the beginning of car radio installations, it could take two men several hours to install the earlier and primitive units. Somma used his considerable mechanical skills to fashion Metra's earliest kits out of metal and find whatever way he could fasten the radio to the car. As a perfectionist, the installations were always top-notch.

One of the events that genuinely catapulted Metra to its glory was the change in New York regulations by the Taxi and Limousine Commission, allowing taxi cabs to legally have radios in their cabs. Prior to this, many states and municipalities outlawed radio use as they felt it would be a distraction to the driver. This change led Metra to pre-fabricate kits as their radio and installation business took off!

Soon, the car radio side of the business became more lucrative than selling TVs, and thus was born the new division, Metra Electronics. As more installations kept coming in, the need for a bigger facility became apparent. The solution was to move to a larger headquarters on McDonald Avenue in Brooklyn. This was the time of the "two Metras," and the original store remained open and focused strictly on television repair and sales, run by Sal Izzo. Izzo was cautious of betting on just car audio and felt better suited to TV repairs and sales.

As the 1950s rolled on, more and more installations meant fabricating more radio kits. This is where Somma’s talents came into play, thinking of the bigger picture outside of Brooklyn. He reasoned early on that there were 48 other states going through the same hassle to fabricate brackets and trim panels for radio installations. Metra’s complete car radio installation kit for dealers was born. This is not to say that Metra was the only company thinking the same thoughts. Still, Somma’s boldness led him to eliminate the installation bays and fill them with machinery and equipment to manufacture the myriad of kits required to fit the many different types of cars on the road. He hired engineers and designers, set up a shipping department, and hired a sales and marketing staff to take Metra nationwide. Although it wasn't always easy, his persistence paid off and Metra Electronics became a great success!

As time went by, Metra went full circle and introduced a line of car radios called MetraVox in the early 1960s that included 4-track players, AM and FM radio, and eventually became a public company in 1969. It was a highly successful line until the field became very crowded and technology-laden. MetraVox’s radios, which were manufactured in Italy and Japan, were discontinued as Somma determined that the true profit center was in the installation kit business.

In closing, let's not forget the true pioneer who was way ahead of his time. Michael M. Somma ranks up there with Armstrong, Lear, Shalam, and the rest,” says Jones. “May he rest in peace and I hope he is smiling down upon us watching his creation thriving after 75 great years,” he concluded. Metra’s complete line of 12volt brands can be seen at MetraOnline.com. Additional information about the history of Metra Electronics is available at http://www.metraonline.com/news-post/408.

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.

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