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STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® makes its initial trek to Atlantic City, New Jersey to participate in MEA KnowledgeFest June 7-9.

The KICKER Tech Force training crew will provide two trainings during the show, featuring KICKER’s reestablished Pro-Class competition line of products, including ST-Series P.A. Speakers, SoloX® Subwoofers, and the anticipated Warhorse Amplifiers. Also, integration classes will help installers quickly determine the equipment needed to integrate aftermarket audio into a factory sound system, using KICKER’s revolutionary FIT™ and KEY technologies. The first class will be held Friday at 3 p.m., followed by one on Saturday at 4:15 p.m. Show attendees can obtain more information at the KICKER booth.

The full KICKER product line will be on display, including products for auto, marine, motorcycle and powersports. “Bass-head” consumers have been rejoicing at KICKER’s Pro-Class line, available for viewing in the booth. Marine and powersports dealers will see award-winning KMXL Horn-Loaded Speakers, tower systems, waterproof and compact amplifiers, along with fairing kits and bag-lid kits specifically for Harley-Davidson® motorcycles.

Also in the booth representing the Northeast region will be a fully outfitted Jeep® Gladiator.

For more details, readers can visit www.knowledgefest.org.

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.

Harley-Davidson is a registered trademark of H-D, Inc.

Jeep is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC.

William Erdman Retires as COO, Bill Ali Steps in as Successor

North Andover, Mass. (April 18, 2024) - InstallerNet, a leading provider of professional automotive, residential, and commercial installation services, today announced the retirement of its Chief Operating Officer (COO), William Erdman. Erdman will be succeeded by Bill Ali, the company's former Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Erdman has been an integral part of InstallerNet's growth and success during his tenure as COO. His leadership and strategic vision have been instrumental in driving the company's operational excellence. While Erdman is stepping down from his operational role, he will continue to serve on the company's Board of Directors, providing his invaluable insights and guidance.

Bill Ali, who has been with InstallerNet for over 12 years, will step into the role of COO. Ali's extensive experience in sales and marketing, combined with his deep understanding of the company's operations, make him the ideal candidate. Ali will also join the company's Board of Directors.

Tony Frangiosa, CEO of InstallerNet, said, "Congratulations to Bill Erdman on his retirement and Bill Ali on his new appointment as COO. His leadership skills, combined with his deep understanding of our operations and client needs, make him the perfect choice for the role of COO. We are excited to see the direction he will take InstallerNet in the future."

DANIA BEACH, FL- HKI USA, the US importer for SounDigital amplifiers, Ground Zero car audio and Tury vehicle enhancement products, announced Davis Distribution Territory Expansion for the Mid Atlantic Territory into South Jersey. 
Davis Distribution Systems, current distributor for the Mid Atlantic & Ohio Valley for SounDigital, Ground Zero & Tury Products expands its Territory into South Jersey. This expansion completes the Mid Atlantic Territory for Davis Distribution. "The positive impact that Davis has with all their Dealers is noticed and it's great to see the dedication and commitment that Davis has" said Elias Ventura, Territory Manager for HKI USA. 
 
Sam Taliani, VP of Operations - Davis Distribution said "As a proud partner of HKI, we're thrilled to see our territory expand into Southern New Jersey, further complementing our established presence in the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic markets. With this addition, we're poised to deliver exceptional car audio solutions across the entire region, reaffirming our unwavering commitment to providing unmatched service and support to our valued customers."
 
Blake Miller Mid Atlantic Sales Director - Davis Distribution said "We are thrilled to be part of the HKI growth in the Car Audio, Motorsports & the 12-volt arenas. And now with Davis Distribution being the exclusive HKI Distributor in the Mid-Atlantic and all of our territories covered by Davis for Soundigital, Ground Zero and Tury we are committed to our Dealers to be able to support their sales efforts 100%."
 
 This addition expands Davis’ coverage to include South Jersey from the existing MD, VA, DC, DE and East PA in the Mid Atlantic Territory and WV, OH, MI, IN, KY and West PA in the Ohio Valley Territory. 
For more information about our brand(s) and our growing family, please visit http://www.hki-usa.com or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
April 17, 2024 - Toronto, Canada - For the second consecutive year, the 2024 CMA EXPO brought together over 100 leading mobile electronics brands, retailers, and industry experts for a weekend of skill-building, product showcases, and networking. The Toronto Congress Center played host to an amazing turnout of more than 550 attendees, including more than 300 staff, management, and owners from the top mobile enhancement retailers from across the country.
 
CMA Networks Director of Operations, Frank Spezzano, and Content Director/Webcast Host Ben Woo noted that the continued success of the CMA EXPO can be directly attributed to the commitment from Canadian retailers and the supporting event sponsors.
The event was marked by three significant highlights. The first was the specialty Skills Training seminars, a testament to the importance of continuous learning in this dynamic industry. These sessions, led by industry experts, were so popular that many were standing room only, demonstrating the thirst for knowledge among attendees.
 
The Workshops featured several industry leading speakers, Ken Ward, Kris Bulla, Rob Haynes, Dean Beyett, Jon Kowanetz, Jody Culbertson and special guest Bryan Schmitt of Mobile Solutions.
Second, exhibiting distributors and manufacturers shared six training rooms to provide an impressive 72 product-specific training sessions for retailers. Understanding the features, specifications, and capabilities of the products offered to consumers is fundamental to delivering upgrades that offer the best balance of value, performance, and reliability.
 
The third element of the event was the exhibit hall. With almost 30,000 square feet of space, exhibitors put on a trade show like no other in the country. Distributors like Automobility, Gemsen, Importel, Trends,DIX Performance, Gentec International (featuring Sony & Alpine), and Erikson Consumer had demo vehicles and interactive product displays set up for retailers to experience. Manufacturer booths included SiriusXM, JVCKenwood, Pioneer, Metra, Stinger, and Fortin.
 
Along the back wall, Trends had a Tesla Model 3, a Focal-equipped Lexus, and a Chevy Silverado all the way from B.C. Three Harley touring bikes represented Cicada Audio, Focal, and Aquatic AV motorcycle audio upgrade solutions. A stunning surf-theme Chevy Wagon with KICKER audio equipment, a slammed Jeep Gladiator with JL Audio equipment, and a cool Harley-Davidson with Precision Power gear met attendees in the Gemsen Booth. Importel hosted four amazing vehicles, including the Audiofrog Volvo, the amazing ARC Audio Jetta, the Ground Zero Ford Maverick, and a no-holds-barred Jeep Gladiator chock full of DB Drive audio equipment and cool lighting.
 
The impressive Automobility booth was broken into brand-specific sections with Rockford Fosgate leading the way with four vehicles, including a custom Harley, a cool Campagna T-Rex, a Polaris Ranger, and a Jeep Wrangler. We’d be remiss in overlooking the tattoo studio run by Luna Ink to brand attendees with their choice of Rockford Fosgate ink. The other end of the booth had a lifted RAM 3500 with Hertz gear and a Tesla Model 3 with Audison equipment. A tastefully restored Ford Bronco in the Memphis booth attracted much attention.
Sony displayed a pair of Toyotas to highlight the Mobile ES and GS-Series products. Alpine showcased their famous Tesla Model S with an outrageous F#1 Status sound system. In keeping with their ongoing theme of standing out from the crowd, JVCKenwood upgraded a go-kart with speakers and an amplifier with built-in Bluetooth. They also had a super-clean Ford F-150 on display. The SiriusXM booth featured a cool Land Rover Defender. 
 
Every aspect of the car audio industry was covered with solutions for cars, trucks, motorcycles, powersports, and marine applications. Remote car starter and security systems, audio integration solutions, smartphone connectivity upgrades, lighting, telematics, satellite radio, radar detectors, wiring, fabrication tools, and much more were available to experience, and manufacturer specialists could answer all the questions retailers could imagine.  
 
Another highlight from this year’s event was the SiriusXM Networking Lounge in the main lobby giving industry professionals a spot to connect, meet and discuss business.
 
Finally, all the Expo attendees were invited to celebrate at the inaugural CMA Expo Industry Party presented by SiriusXM and held at the Delta Hotels Toronto Airport. CMA Expo guests who attended the event were treated to live music by Blue Silver, Radio Sonics, and DJ Splinter.
For more in-depth event coverage of the 2024 CMA EXPO, please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thecmanetworks
 
As the industry continues to evolve, CMA NETWORKS remains committed to providing invaluable opportunities for networking, education, and innovation. Stay tuned for updates on the next installment of this groundbreaking event by visiting www.cmaexpo.ca
 

Las Vegas, NV – (April 15, 2024) – Audiomobile is pleased to announce the initial deliveries of their latest ‘Solopass’ compact enclosure systems. The all-new ‘SPEED’ (Stealth Perfect Engineered Enclosure Design) series, represent
a unique set of attractive solutions, tailored to specific platforms, to meet the needs of upscale specialty retailers.

Audiomobile has been in the business of delivering small form-factor subwoofer enclosures for over 8 years, and these new models represent the recent pivot, to focus on high-performance, “Drop-In” – or ‘Stealth’ subwoofer solutions, for popular Truck and SUV platforms. These advanced enclosures feature premium materials and construction and designed and manufactured in the USA, using advanced CAD and CNC production, to meet Audiomobile’s demanding standards.

Matt Overpeck, EVP of Audjomobile commented, “We have learned a great deal over the past several years, regarding the key factors, in producing upscale subwoofer enclosures, but it took some time to develop the optimal, synergistic blend of relevant designs, that serve to incorporate the latest manufacturing technologies. With the increased demand
for compact “form-factor” solutions, especially for the ubiquitous truck and SUV market, our goal was to craft the ideal combination of domestically manufactured, compact subwoofer solutions, while addressing both an array of popular ‘vehicle specific’ applications, but with unique capability to offer substantially greater platform application flexibility.”

Unlike the typical 5/8” domestic or PRC type material, every ‘SPEED’ and loaded ‘SoloPass’ enclosure employs premium, ¾” USA MDF, while the front baffle features a dual-layer ¾” (1.5” total), to insure maximum baffle rigidity and ‘flush-mount’ the drivers, for enhanced cosmetic appeal. This unique feature also allows many models to be easily ‘inverted,’ for “Down-fire” applications, using the optional, ‘Iso-feet’ kit. This unique feature also effectively ‘floats’ the enclosure, and which is especially useful in trunk and cargo / boot applications, where clients do not wish to compromise the utility of
their limited storage space – either under-seat or behind seats.

Key ‘SPEED’ Enclosure features include —


Premium ¾” USA MDF panels, featuring double front baffles, for extreme rigidity, plus flush-mounted drivers

Each model cross-braced and/or features ‘Dado’ construction and premium adhesives, to insure air-tight seal

“Open-System Architecture,” allows Dealers to tailor subwoofer systems for Impedance or power-handling

Premium, plush black carpet, or spray-on ‘bedliner’ coating, depending on specific vehicle or form-factor

All models feature Gold-plated, 8-gauge, 5-way binding terminals, to accept ‘Banana Plug’ for secure connections


The newest model, is for F-150 behind-seat, designed for dual Evo 8” (SSFR 225.2), delivers 800 watt power-handling and will ship at the end of the month. It will be followed this Spring with other models, including 10” Maverick, as well as F-150/Raptor, Ram 1500 ‘Classic,’ GM Silverado/Sierra, and Toyota Tacoma / Tundra – all dual 10” systems, plus other popular truck platforms. For more information, please go to Facebook.com/Audiomobile.net.


Contact:

Matthew Overpeck
EVP Sales and Marketing

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During last night’s Industry Awards held at KnowledgeFest Las Vegas, JVCKenwood dedicated their Vendor of the Year Award to Brett Phelps from The Progressive Group. Brett was in Las Vegas a few days prior to the event and suffered a severe injury during a fall.

A Go Fund Me page was setup on behalf of Brett. “During this time, he will face many challenges that we take for granted on a daily basis. Although money will not cure all of these challenges, we hope that it will help with piece of mind so he can focus on his recovery,” said Jason Dubie from The Progressive Group.

Chris Cook, President of the Mobile Electronics Association, said “We want to rally around one of our own. We all wish Brett a speedy recovery and sending our thoughts and prayers.”

Please make a donation by clicking here.

Holly Hill, Fla. – December 7, 2023 – Metra Electronics®, a leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, is honored to formally announce a partnership with ACV GmbH of Germany in 2024 and its new role as master distributor for the EU Marketplace. Metra's brand of radio replacement products, including installation kits and fascias, wiring harnesses, antenna products, and more, will now be stocked and distributed by ACV GmbH.

A vendor of vehicle-specific product solutions that does business around the globe, ACV GmbH is headquartered in Erkelenz, a town located in the industrial region that comprises Düsseldorf, Cologne and Aachen. It is an enterprise that has been specializing in technical car accessories for decades. They now also provide product development services for custom-tailored, individual solutions in compliance with client specifications based on OEM standards and standardized products for the aftermarket. The business has earned a reputation for expeditious service and excellent, uncomplicated support services.

As a long-term partner of Metra, ACV GmbH will provide the manufacturer with logistical advantages to facilitate outreach and product fulfillment to dealers across Europe and surrounding countries. "Our team is very excited about the advancement of our relationship with ACV GmbH. We look forward to expanding our brand presence and growing mutual business within the European marketplace," says Maurice Soto, Metra's Director of International Sales. Any retailers or custom integrators who would like more information on this partnership may contact their Metra Representative.

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 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®, Daytona Lights®, and Tsunami®. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

Montreal, QC November 1, 2023: AutoMobility is thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with
Uber, the global leader in ride-sharing, to bring unparalleled delivery services to our customers. Starting
November 1, 2023, select AutoMobility customers in the greater Toronto area (GTA) can enjoy the
convenience and speed of getting their purchases delivered directly to their doorstep via Uber.

Key Features of the AutoMobility-Uber Delivery Partnership:

Weight Limit: Items weighing up to 30 lbs can be seamlessly delivered.
Value Limit: Orders with a total value of up to $1,500 are eligible. To find out more, talk to your
Automobility sales representitve.
Pricing: Competitive and transparent pricing structure based on order value.

Why AutoMobility Chose Uber:

Uber's extensive network and reliable service have made it the preferred choice for millions globally. By
leveraging Uber's vast fleet and efficient routing algorithms, AutoMobility is confident that our customers
will receive their orders quickly and securely.

Benefits to Customers:

Speed: Faster delivery times compared to standard shipping methods.
Flexibility: Customers can choose a delivery window that suits their schedule.
Real-time Tracking: Monitor your order's journey as it makes its way to your store.
Safety: All Uber drivers undergo rigorous background checks, ensuring a secure delivery process.
President & CEO of AutoMobility, Robert Nelson, expressed excitement about the partnership, stating,
"This collaboration signifies a new era in the way our customers experience shopping with AutoMobility.
We are not just selling products; we are enhancing the entire buying experience, from purchase to
delivery."

Automobility Distribution is Canada’s largest mobile electronics distributor. Headquartered in Montreal, along with
offices and warehousing facilities in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. For more information on AutoMobility
Distribution, visit automob.ca.

Holly Hill, Fla. – October 24, 2023 – Heise LED Lighting Systems® by Metra Electronics® is bringing new ambient lighting kits to SEMA 2023. A new 18-piece chasing interior ambient lighting kit, a chasing LED ambient door lighting kit, and a chasing LED ambient dash lighting kit will be showcased from October 31 through November 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Metra's main SEMA Show booth will be #10539 in the North Hall, and its off-roading and powersports products will be on display at booth #60031 in the West Hall.

Chasing Interior Ambient Lighting Kit

The 18-piece HE-AMB-CAR is a complete chasing ambient lighting kit that includes everything installers need to transform the interior of any car from ordinary to extraordinary. Ambient LED lighting for the dash, footwells, door handles, door pockets, and doors is included, surpassing that of luxury cars on the market, and the chasing patterns create a fun sci-fi effect. Additionally, a new reverse/door trigger function is activated by connecting the trigger to the door circuit. This option switches the entire kit to a solid white display when one of the vehicle's doors is opened and resumes a chasing display once the door closes. This kit includes five Heise Connect chasing controllers that can easily be grouped within the free downloadable Heise Connect app for smartphones and tablets. One controller is installed in the dash and connects to the two dash strips and the four footwell lights. The remaining four controllers are installed within each of the vehicle's doors and connect to the door's LED strip, handle accent light, and pocket light. Using five controllers makes installation easier and faster than running multiple extension cables through the door boots.

Chasing LED Ambient Door Lighting Kit

Installers can add ambient lighting along the interior contours of any vehicle's doors with the HE-AMB-2DR two-door kit. This kit includes two 2.5-foot chasing LED ambient mini strips, two chasing Heise Connect controllers, and two RF remotes. It is designed to add lighting accents to door panels reminiscent of modern luxury vehicles. A controller is included for each door for simplified installation.

Chasing LED Ambient Dash Lighting Kit

The HE-AMB-2KT quickly and easily adds brilliant ambient lighting along the contours of any vehicle's interior. This kit includes two chasing LED mini strips, a chasing Heise Connect controller, and an RF remote. Each light strip has an ultra-dense LED configuration that creates fluid motion and is controlled via the free downloadable Heise Connect mobile app for smart devices.

The HE-CHASE-CB Heise Connect chasing controller featured in these new ambient lighting kits is specifically designed to work with Heise Chasing LEDs, making customization and control of these products effortless. It features two wireless control options; an included remote control or via the Heise Connect downloadable app for smartphones or tablets. Users can easily group multiple controllers through the app, and every controller has left and right zones for independent turn signal control wires and a dedicated brake light trigger wire. This product works with all Heise LED Chasing products. It can be controlled via the Heise Connect App, which allows users to remotely control Heise LED lighting products from the palm of their hand.

The Heise Connect app automatically connects via Bluetooth® wireless technology and detects the type of control box connected to the app, RGB, RGBW, or Chasing, allowing groups of all products to be used and controlled within the same mobile app. For chasing Heise LED products such as the new ambient LED kits, users can select from 170+ pre-programmed moving patterns. There is also a DIY chasing pattern option that allows for selecting up to 16 colors and 3 motion effects. The app also features independent left and right turn signal triggers, a brake trigger, and a music sync function.

More product information and details will be available at HeiseLED.com soon after the SEMA show.

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 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®, Daytona Lights®, and Tsunami®. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

Holly Hill, Fla. – October 16, 2023 – Saddle Tramp® by Metra Electronics® is introducing new plug-n-play audio systems and speaker upgrade kits for select 2014-2022 Harley-Davidson® motorcycles along with universal chasing LED light strip kits at the SEMA show. The audio systems will be sold exclusively to brick-and-mortar dealers for in-store sales only. They pair Infinity Kappa Perfect PowerSports Amplifiers and Speakers from HARMAN with Saddle Tramp® DSP Processor system integration and installation equipment. These products will be displayed from October 31 to November 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Metra's main SEMA Show booth will be #10539 in the North Hall of the LVCC, and its off-roading and powersports products will be on display at booth #60031 in the West Hall.

Plug-n-Play Audio Systems

Metra will debut three new audio system integration kits for 2014-2022 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide and 2015-2022 Road Glide motorcycles and accessory lower fairing installation kits for twin-cooled and non-twin-cooled applications. These all-in-one audio systems include everything needed to install an impressive aftermarket audio system in one package; HARMAN's Infinity speakers and 4-channel amplifiers, paired with an assortment of Saddle Tramp products that make installation easy. A Saddle Tramp DSP interface is included in each kit to reflash the OE radio, pre-tuned by HARMAN Acoustic Sound Engineers to provide best-in-class audio performance. These systems are truly plug-n-play and do not require the installer to cut any wires. They also come with step-by-step instructions to ensure results that installers can be proud of.

  • 2-Speaker Plug-N-Play Audio System (INFKP2SPKSYS)

○      Fits motorcycles equipped with factory fairings

○      Includes two of HARMAN's Kappa Perfect 6.5" speakers, a 4-channel amplifier, and Saddle Tramp installation products

  • 4-Speaker Plug-N-Play Audio System (INFKP4SPKSYS)

○      Fits motorcycles equipped with factory fairings and saddlebags

○      Includes two of HARMAN's Kappa Perfect 6.5" speakers, two 6"x9' cut-in saddlebag speakers, a 4-channel amplifier, and Saddle Tramp installation products

  • 6-Speaker Plug-N-Play Audio System (INFKP6SPKSYS)

○      Fits motorcycles equipped with factory fairings, Tour Pak, and saddle bags

○      Includes four of HARMAN's Kappa Perfect 6.5" speakers, two 6"x9' cut-in saddlebag speakers, two 4-channel amplifiers, and Saddle Tramp installation products

  • Twin-Cooled Engine Lower Fairing Speaker Upgrade Kit (INFKPTCKIT)

○      Fits 2014-2022 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide and 2015-2022 Road Glide motorcycles with twin-cooled engines

○      Includes two of HARMAN's Kappa Perfect 6.5" speakers, a vehicle-specific Saddle Tramp wiring harness, and lower fairing enclosures with speaker grilles

  • Non-Twin-Cooled Engine Lower Fairing Speaker Upgrade Kit (INFKPNTCKIT)

○      Fits 2014-2022 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide and 2015-2022 Road Glide motorcycles with non-twin-cooled engines

○      Includes two of HARMAN's Kappa Perfect 6.5" speakers, a vehicle-specific Saddle Tramp wiring harness, and lower fairing ported speaker enclosures with grilles

  • Saddlebag Speaker Upgrade Kit (INFKP900XKIT)

○      Fits 2014-2022 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide and 2015-2022 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide with saddlebags, equipped with the 2-Speaker Plug-N-Play Audio System (INFKP2SPKSYS)

○      Includes two of HARMAN's Infinity Kappa Perfect 900X 6"x9" cut-in saddlebag speakers, a vehicle-specific Saddle Tramp backbone wiring harness, and installation accessories

HARMAN's Infinity Kappa Perfect Speakers deliver the ultimate listening experience on two wheels. They feature a lightweight, premium design and factory look and are durably constructed to last for miles and miles. They combine water-resistant construction, patented Plus One™ basalt fiber woofer cones, and edge-driven polyphenylene sulfide dome tweeters, providing an amazing soundstage with great bass and silky-smooth highs. The brand's high-performance amplifiers are engineered to meet the demands of compact installation locations and withstand extreme environments. They feature Molex connectors to attach the Saddle Tramp DSP and a small footprint to easily fit into tight fairings.

10-Piece Chasing LED Motorcycle Kit

SEMA attendees will see a new 10-piece chasing LED light strip kit, the BC-CHASE-K3. This kit is designed to add brilliant chasing LED lighting to any motorcycle. It includes ten lighting strips with addressable LEDs, extension cables, RF remote, hardware, and from Heise LED, the Heise Connect Controller. The IP67-rated strips are durable and weather-resistant, ensuring long-lasting performance and a brilliant glow for countless rides. Saddle Tramp has designed this kit to work cohesively with all Heise chasing LED lighting as part of the Heise Connect Universe (HCU). Lighting effects are controlled using the included RF remote or the Heise Connect app, available for download on smartphones and tablets. Users can choose from static color settings, 170+ color-changing patterns, DIY lighting patterns, music sync, and more. There is also a setting to turn all lights red when braking, allowing riders to be seen from a distance and raising awareness of the motorcycle’s presence on the road.

4-Piece Chasing LED Motorcycle Strip Light Expansion Pack

Another new kit debuting at SEMA, the BC-CHASE-4PC, is a convenient 4-piece expansion pack that expands the Saddle Tramp® chasing LED lighting kit on any motorcycle. Installers simply connect the included chasing LED strips to the existing chasing LED lighting kit and enjoy an expanded display with endless customization. These durable strips are IP67-rated and feature a 3M double-sided backing for easy installation. They work with an existing kit's Heise Connect Chasing Controller so that the lights can be remotely controlled using the free downloadable Heise Connect mobile app for smartphones and tablets. The app allows users to choose from 170+ color-changing patterns, a turn signal and brake function, a DIY pattern function, a music sync function, and more.

More information about these products is available at MetraPowersports.com.

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 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®, Daytona Lights®, and Tsunami®. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

LONG BEACH, CALIF., October 16th, 2023 — Prepare for an electrifying experience at the upcoming JVC EDA Hot Shots Part Deux event in Orlando this weekend, as Fender's legendary visionary and charismatic product maestro, Rich McDonald, takes the stage as the keynote speaker.

Hosted by JVC as part of its commitment to the Elite Distributor Alliance (EDA), a group of high-integrity regional 12-volt distributors, this event aims to aid in creating a more organized and predictable business environment. Building on the success of last year's Hot Shots, this year's Part Deux event focuses on increasing the knowledge and skill sets of EDA distributor sales personnel. Attendees will benefit from a master class in selling with a deeper dive into JVC, featuring appearances by industry experts, including iDatalink's Matt Yerger and other surprise guests.

McDonald, celebrated for his illustrious 25-year career as the heart and soul of one of America's most iconic brands, is set to inspire and enthrall attendees with his captivating leadership profile and unique business perspectives.

As the former Chief Product Strategist at Fender, McDonald's contributions to the company's product catalog are monumental. He started his journey in 1993 as a small parts coordinator, climbed through the executive ranks, and was promoted to the role of Chief Product Strategist in 2017. In this capacity, he provided invaluable counsel and guidance for Fender's long-term product vision.

Rich's influence extends beyond the music industry. Through his current company, McDonald Business Strategies, he actively imparts his unique business insights to iconic American brands such as General Mills, Renfro Corporation, Hillrich and Bradsby - Louisville Slugger, as well as forward-thinking next-generation online retailers like Trend Nation and Vinyl Me, Please.

Rich McDonald's keynote speech at JVC EDA Hot Shots Part Deux is expected to be a highlight of the event, where he will share his incredible journey, insights, and inspirational perspectives that have shaped the music industry. Attendees can look forward to an unforgettable experience as Rich takes center stage.

For more information on JVC Mobile Entertainment, visit http://www.us.jvc.com/car

For more information on the EDA, visit https://www.elitedistributoralliance.com/

For more information on Rich McDonald, visit https://www.richmcdonald.com/

JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation and is a leading developer of car entertainment products for the consumer market, two-way radio communications systems for public safety, private industry and amateur users, and video equipment for the broadcast and professional markets. For detailed information, call JVCKENWOOD USA at 1-800-252-5722 or visit us at http://us.jvckenwood.com and www.us.jvc.com/car.

Las Vegas, NV – (Sept 30, 2023) – Audiomobile is pleased to announce the initial deliveries of their latest ‘Solopass’ compact subwoofer systems.  These unique, high-power enclosures were recently introduced at Knowledge in Dallas, and have received an exceptional reception, from dealers all over North America. 

While Audiomobile has been in the business of delivering small form-factor subwoofer enclosures for over 6 years, these new models represent Audiomobile’s first ‘loaded’ subwoofer systems. These enclosures all feature premium construction and are designed and fully CNC manufactured on the West Coast, to the most exacting Audiomobile standards.

Matt Overpeck, EVP of Audjomobile said, “We have learned a great deal over the past several years, regarding important factors, in producing upscale subwoofer enclosures, but it took some time to find the optimal combination of relevant designs, that serve to incorporate the latest manufacturing technologies, with the increased demand for compact “form-factor” solutions.  Our goal was to craft the ideal combination of American manufactured, ‘drop-in’ subwoofer solutions, while addressing both an array of popular ‘vehicle specific’ applications, but with unique capability to offer substantially greater platform application flexibility. We are very confident we have achieved that daunting challenge, and it is now apparent this strategy clearly resonates with the most savvy specialty retailers.”

Key ‘Solopass’ features include —

  • Premium ¾” USA MDF panels, featuring double front baffles, for extreme rigidity, plus flush-mounted drivers.
  • Fully cross-braced and feature ‘Dado’ joint construction and premium adhesives, to insure air-tight seal.
  • Premium, plush black carpet, or spray-on ‘bedliner’ coating, depending on specific vehicle / form-factor needs.
  • Gold-plated, 8-gauge, 5-way binding terminals, to accept Banana Plug connectors, for easy install and removal.

All models are rated for a minimum 400 watts RMS, to over 1,000 watts, making them unique in the market. Available in Compact Sealed, Ported and Dual Driver systems, for an array of Trucks, Cars and SUV’s. The first three (3) models are now shipping, and include the ‘Classic’ SS 255.1 (Omnimount wedge ‘Truckbox’), the SPT 255.2 (‘Tacoma’ dual 10 wedge system), the SS 255.2 (dual ‘GTS 10’ Down-fire system).  Additional models are now in development, and will be introduced over the next few months.  Solopass system prices start at $499 MSRP.

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Holly Hill, Fla. – October 4, 2023 – Metra Electronics® announces it will again have two booths at the 2023 SEMA Show from October 31 to November 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Metra's main SEMA Show booth will be #10539 in the North Hall of the LVCC, and its off-roading and powersports products will be on display at booth #60031 in the West Hall. The manufacturer will introduce over 200 new products from its house of brands and have product experts on-site to meet with show attendees and provide information.

Metra continues to push forward with the development of new dash kits that can be installed with its Axxess radio replacement interfaces for convenient audio upgrades. An assortment of their newest additions to this product line will be unveiled at SEMA, including integrations designed to fit the 2022-Up* Ford Maverick. This dash kit will be fully integrated and designed specifically for select Pioneer® receivers. It will include an Axxess interface specifically for Pioneer radios, vehicle-specific harnessing, a dash kit, and more. Other dash kits launching at SEMA will include applications for the 2013-2020 Nissan Pathfinder, 2019-Up* RAM trucks, 2012-2019 Porsche 911, 2013-2016 Boxster and Cayman, 2021-2023 Ford Bronco, and more.

Metra will showcase next-generation Axxess DSPs, including a DSP package for 2021-Up* Teslas, vehicle-specific T-harnesses, AXTC series interfaces, a newly released series of line output converters, and more. Also, Axxess has announced that it has begun condensing the number of products offered within its vehicle-specific interface product line while keeping all its existing vehicle applications. Show attendees can speak with sales staff on the show floor to find out how Axxess can help their shop meet their audio installation needs.

One exciting new group of products that Metra will display at SEMA are plug-n-play audio systems for select 2014-2022 Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. These products were developed in collaboration with HARMAN International Industries. They feature their popular Infinity Kappa Perfect PowerSports Amplifiers and Speakers paired with DSP integration and installation equipment from Metra's Saddle Tramp® brand. These innovative audio systems will be available to be sold exclusively to brick-and-mortar dealers for in-store sales only. They will be displayed at Metra's offroad and powersports booth, along with other new motorcycle and UTV lighting and accessories.

The Heise LED brand will introduce new vehicle accent lighting kits, individual LED tubes in various sizes, ambient chasing lighting kits for vehicle dash and door trim, a 6 gang switch panel, a chasing third brake light, and more. These products work cohesively with all Heise RGB, RGBW, or chasing LED lighting, respectively, as part of the Heise Connect Universe (HCU). When connected to the brand's Heise Connect RGB, RGBW, or chasing controllers, they can be controlled via the Heise Connect app, available for download on smartphones and tablets.

SEMA attendees will also see several innovations from iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems. The iBEAM display will include a new window-mounted 2K DVR, a universal multi-mount camera system, and an adjustable spare tire camera kit. These new products are designed to increase safety and protect drivers from liability.

SEMA attendees are always eager to see Metra's newest additions to its line of products designed to fit Jeep®, and this year will not disappoint. New RGB headlight kits and fog light kits, lower dash speaker grille cut-ins, dashboard speaker covers, an A-pillar 8 gang switch panel system, and more will be displayed at this year's show. These products are designed for those who want to make their Jeep® unique while remaining durable enough to withstand off-roading wear and tear.

Also to be introduced are clean wire audio installation products from both the Tsunami® and T-Spec® brands that will offer convenient new ways for installers to stock and replenish their heat shrink label and ferrule supplies. Metra's Install Bay brand will expand its comprehensive collection of professional 12volt installation products with new single-zone and three-zone controllers with Bluetooth® wireless technology, replacement socket kits in various sizes, connectors, fuse holders, and much more. These products are designed using the best available materials and construction to ensure ease of use and years of reliability.

Additional product announcements will be released leading up to the show with more details, and new product catalogs will be available to download at MetraOnline.com shortly after the event.

*Visit the Vehicle Fit Guide at MetraOnline.com for up-to-date vehicle-specific applications.

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 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®, Daytona Lights®, and Tsunami®. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

Auburn Hills, Mich. (Oct. 9, 2023) – Alps Alpine North America, Inc. (“Alpine”) is now shipping the Alpine OPTIM™6, a 6-channel Hi-Res Sound Processor with Automatic Sound Tuning.

Following the launch of the Alpine OPTIM™8, which debuted a powered, 8-channel processor with Automatic Sound Tuning, the OPTIM™6 offers a nearly identical feature set in a smaller, 6-channel configuration and no built-in amplifier. This intentional design positions this product as a starting point for the customer looking to easily integrate and elevate the performance of their factory sound system or be a means to build or add to an amplified aftermarket sound system. 

“The competitive edge of the OPTIM™ line is its versatility,” said Gregg Thomas, Director of National Sales at Alps Alpine North America. “The OPTIM™ products are for any customer who walks in the door wanting better sound. The OPTIM™6 takes this idea a step further by offering an easy integration and sound tuning piece at a more approachable price point.”

In addition to its versatility, the OPTIM™6 continues in the quest to simplify sound processing. A simple, self-guided tuning process via the OPTIM™ IOS app (available for iPhone/iPad) or PC app with the KTX-CSP1 External Mic kit (sold separately) quickly and precisely measures the vehicle’s interior. This innovative Auto-EQ software analyzes the vehicle’s acoustic environment and intelligently adjusts to “optimize” the audio output for the vehicle and provide the best possible listening experience.

The Alpine OPTIM™6 PXE-C60-60 is available now for $399.95 and can be purchased at Alpine Authorized retailerd Preferred Online Stores. Please check the store locator on www.alpine-usa.comfor details.

Features:

Alpine PXE-C60-60 OPTIM™6 6-Channel Hi-Res Sound Processor with Automatic Sound Tuning

  • Hi-Res Audio Playback (96kHz/24Bit)
  • Intuitive Realtime Sound Set-Up with 5 Minute Vehicle Self Tuning
  • Manual & Automatic Sound Tuning with PC App Control
  • Automatic Sound Tuning with iPhone App
  • Anti-EQ for OEM System (Eliminates Factory EQ Curve)
  • Auto-EQ Powered by Eilex PRISM® with APVD Collection which Quickly Creates a Flat Vehicle Response
  • 31 Band Parametric & Graphic EQ
  • Inputs: 6-Channel Hi-Level / 6-Channel RCA
  • Outputs: 6-Channel 4V RCA
  • Digital Inputs: Coax, USB (DAC)
  • Speaker Input: Up to 30V
  • Compatible with KTX-CSP1 Tuning Microphone (sold separately)

Alps Alpine Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of electronic components and automotive infotainment systems, has brought the world numerous “First 1” and “Number 1” products since its founding in 1948. The Alps Alpine Group currently operates 110 bases in 26 countries and regions, supplying roughly 40,000 different products and solutions to around 2,000 companies worldwide. Those offerings include devices such as switches, sensors, data communication modules, touch input panels, actuators and power inductors; electronic shifters, remote keyless entry systems and other automotive units; consumer electronics like car navigation and audio-visual systems; and systems and services such as digital keys based on smartphone app and blockchain technology, and remote monitoring.

OCTOBER 6,2023 -- In September, Automobility was able to send 30 Canadian Audison dealers to Italy to visit Elettromedia’s headquarters for “THE ITALIAN EXPERIENCE.” Dealers enjoyed a private preview of new products and exchanged valuable industry information, while touring the engineering and design aspects of Ellettromedia. The trip was not all business. Elettromedia based in Marche region of Italy invited Automobility and it’s Canadian Audison partners to experience the beauty of some of Italy's most historic and beautiful communities, as well as the region's rich wine and culinary heritage, breathtaking scenery, and the Adriatic Coast's.

Day One - After a fun day visiting the Ducati museum, everyone settled down for an enjoyable dinner at the Hotel Terme Salvarola.

Day two - Another highlight of the trip was a stop to the Ferrari Museum, which is now hosting an exhibition called "Innovation at Maranello," which presents some of the most important vehicles in the history of the Prancing Horse brand in an entirely new setting. The exhibit portrays the history of the Maranello label from a place of innovation.

Day Three - The group went on a corporate tour of Elettromedia's headquarters, met with key decision-makers, and spent the day learning more about the Audison line of products. After a great time discovering the place where all ideas are born and grow, the crew headed to Ristorante Della Rosa In Sirolo to sample fine wines and socialize over aperitifs. The organised wine list included the greatest regional, national, and worldwide brands, along with fish specialties, fried dishes, and seafood crudités. After a satisfying dinner, the group headed to Italy's largest indoor kart track for some friendly competition.

Day Four – Leonardo Doffo, the Technical Product Marketing Manager at Elettromedia, provided our team with product training on the newest offerings from Elettromedia. The day continued followed by local winery and wine tasting at Terra Fageto Wine Cellar and finished the day having dinner at Lu Focaro Restaurant in In Torre Di Palme. This restaurant is known for its fantastic panoramic balcony on top of a hill dominating the coast and the Adriatic Sea.

Day Five – Everyone spent the day in the town of Gadara. The ancient town is characterized by a double line of medieval walls and by the massive castles. The Electtromedia team treated our staff and Canadian Audison partners for another amazing Italian cuisine.

For more information about “THE ITALIAN EXPERIENCE” go to https://theitalianexperience.eu/

“Automobility is very fortunate to have Ellettromedia as a partner. They were incredible hosts to us and our dealers,” said Rob Nelson, President of Automobility Distribution.

Automobility Distribution is Canada’s largest mobile electronics distributor. Headquartered in Montreal, along with offices and warehousing facilities in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. For more information on AutoMobility Distribution, visit automobilitydistribution.com.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® delivers even more power and better fitment into a pair of all-in-one-package, Audio Upgrade Kits for specific Harley-Davidson® bikes and their fairings. These plug-and-play kits for 2015-and-newer Road Glides® and 2014-and-newer Street/Electra/Ultra Glides® will be available for purchase at Authorized KICKER Dealers in-store and online. Soon to be introduced to the world on the KICKER UnMASKED! Live™ streamed show, Audio Upgrade Kits for Harley-Davidson bikes will retail for $899.99 and will also be available for purchase online at www.kicker.com.

Specifically designed to fit the 2015-and-newer Road Glide “shark-nose” fairing and the 2014-and-newer Street/Electra/Ultra Glide “bat-wing” fairings, these entirely plug-and-play audio kits come complete with a set of reengineered, high-efficiency speakers, a redesigned four-channel 300-watt amplifier with bracket, pre-measured and pre-terminated wiring, custom grilles and all the hardware. The kit uses factory holes and mounting points, with no cutting or drilling required.

Each kit contains new KICKER PS-Series 6.5-inch Coaxial Powersports Speakers that are completely weather-proof, featuring lightweight neodymium magnets and strong polypropylene woofer cones. Made with the rider in mind, the lightweight speaker design does not affect bike handling while playing at extreme volume levels to cut through the wind and road noise.

The equally new KICKER KPX300.4 Compact Powersports Amplifier delivers 75 watts to each of its four channels, making it ready for system expansion if a Harley-Davidson Tour Pak® is attached or added in the future.

For more information, consumers can log onto kicker.com/motorcycle-audio-kits.

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.

Harley-Davidson, Street Glide, Road Glide, Electra Glide, and Tour Pak are registered trademarks of H-D U.S.A., LLC.

DOW Strengthens 12-Volt Product Offering in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (October 3, 2023) – DOW Technologies, the leading independently owned technology distributor, has expanded its partnership with KICKER as the new authorized distributor in Florida. This agreement expands DOW’s distribution of KICKER in the Southeast.

DOW currently distributes KICKER in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. KICKER inventory will now be stocked in DOW’s Atlanta and Tampa locations for quick shipping and convenient pickup available to authorized dealers. KICKER’s products are already available for Florida dealers to order on DOW’s website.

The addition of KICKER strengthens DOW’s 12Volt audio lineup in Florida. DOW has a wide selection of speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers from well-known and sought after 12Volt brands including KICKER, Sony, Alpine, Triton, Arc Audio and more. In addition, KICKER’s product lineup provides another high-performance option for dealers in Florida’s large marine, powersports and motorcycle market.

“This is a great opportunity for us to build our relationship with DOW and get KICKER products out to their large customer base in Florida,” stated Lori Boyer, southeast regional sales manager for KICKER. “We appreciate the way DOW supports us as a partner and their strong industry presence. It will keep KICKER top of mind for dealers in Florida.”

"We are very excited to expand our partnership with KICKER in Florida," commented senior vice president Dave Elkin. “KICKER is a great brand that dealers desire, so this is a natural fit that enhances the great line of products that we offer our 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 64 years. With six 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

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile, marine, powersports, motorcycle and home audio aftermarket at authorized dealers worldwide, and also through selected Original Equipment Manufacturers. Consumers needing more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand website at KICKER.com.

September 27, 2023 - Ringwood, Ill. -- Race Sport will be exhibiting their fast-growing Marine Sport® Lighting line up in booth #3-1615 for boat builders and customizers to visit and learn about their new marine lighting for 2023. Staff will be available in the booth all week to answer any questions. The booth will feature a large custom marine display with hundreds of marine solutions to test with the push of a button. Marine Sport Lighting will also be showing off their new patent pending High Output Camera/LED Docking Light that will be going on ocean cruisers in 2023 with a major boat builder in the industry.

“We can’t wait to meet with boat builders and customizers from all over the world. It has been a time of great change here at Marine Sport® Lighting. We have released some great solutions and I can’t wait to show them off. We have developed dozens of boat builder relationships at past IBEX shows, and this year will be no different,” said Steven Jergensen, President of Marine Sport Lighting.

Marine Sport® Lighting will be on the floor exhibiting in the CPS Sales & Manufacturing booth from Tuesday, October 3rd until Thursday October 5th at the Tampa Convention Center. This is a very technical show full of Engineers and Project Managers ready to source and integrate products.

Race Sport Lighting is the leading manufacturer of LED 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 has been going on for 17+ years leading the way as the Pioneer for the lighting category. They offer the highest quality lighting products to 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 several industry buying groups.

Find out More about Marine Sport® Lighting by visiting www.marinesportlighting.com

Maxxsonics will be showing off MB Quart Marine audio products while pushing new boundaries in Marine industry reach.

Libertyville, Ill. – Maxxsonics is excited to be in attendance at the 2023 IBEX Show. The 2023 IBEX Show takes place from October 3 — 5, 2023, at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida, USA. IBEX takes the Marine industry to the next level with thousands of boat builders, manufacturers, and suppliers in attendance focusing on product innovations, insights, and industry connections. Maxxsonics is thrilled to partake in the show while focusing on expanding Marine product reach to consumers and dealers.

One of the newest products Maxxsonics will be showcasing at the 2023 IBEX Show will be the ALL-NEW MB Quart GMR7V1 source unit. The ALL-NEW flagship leader in MB Quart source units is leading the way with more customizable audio features and enhancements that add depth to every MB Quart listening experience. With deeper features like an integrated four-button auxiliary switching system, Apple CarPlay, and protection against the conditions with it being completely waterproof - the GMR7V1 is the next evolution of source units from MB Quart. Maxxsonics will be entering the ALL-NEW MB Quart GMR7V1 7-inch, waterproof, touchscreen, CarPlay source unit into the NMMA Innovation Award Show (which takes place at the 2023 IBEX Show).

Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product and Marketing, said, “MB Quart is excited to be back at IBEX. Although Mother Nature has tried everything to keep us away - it looks like this is our year! We’re coming prepared to show off some incredible new products, including the illuminated NP1 speaker line and, of course, our new GMR-7 touchscreen source unit with Apple CarPlay.”

Alden Stiefel, President of Maxxsonics, added, “IBEX is a perfect opportunity to expand and grow our Marine reach for Maxxsonics as a company and MB Quart as a leading Marine audio brand. I am also very excited to be showcasing our ALL-NEW MB Quart GMR7V1 source unit at IBEX 2023 and the many features it has for on-the-water consumers and also dealers. Maxxsonics is looking forward to expanding our Marine reach horizons, and IBEX presents a perfect opportunity for that.”

The 2023 IBEX Show is shaping up to be another HUGE success for Maxxsonics and MB Quart.

Register TODAY and get your tickets NOW! We hope to see you under the Florida sun in Tampa! Follow the link to learn more show details and complete event information on the 2023 IBEX Show. https://www.ibexshow.com/ Follow the link for registration options. https://xpressreg.net/register/ibex1023/landing.asp

Established in 2001 and headquartered in Libertyville, IL, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the Mobile, Marine, and Powersports audio industries. Innovating products that bring out the best in audio and sound, Maxxsonics specializes in designing and manufacturing amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories branded Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally - Maxxsonics is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki off-road vehicles, Polaris® off-road vehicles, and CFMOTO. Founded by a handful of consumer electronics and automotive security veterans – Maxxsonics products are now heard and experienced around the world. For additional information, go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/.

Nashville, Tenn. - September 26th, 2023 - The Mobile Electronics Certified Professional Program (MECP) has launched a new career finder page on its website, which can be seen by clicking Career Finder in the menu on the MECP website.

The new page offers an industry-specific place for employers to post available job or career opportunities for free and the first easy-to-use way for candidates to search for opportunities by location, category, and even the expected pay rate offered by the employer. Opportunities can be "Featured" for a small fee, but any job of any type can be posted for free by submitting the form at the link on the page.

"Two of the foundational principles we have at MECP are the education of the workforce in this industry and to grow and foster a highly functional workforce for the retailers and manufacturers within it," said Kris Bulla, President of MECP. "It made sense for us to develop an efficient way for employers to post opportunities to attract new candidates and for the candidates to find and explore new opportunities easily on our site."

The engine that powers the page is custom developed to accommodate the many types of roles within the industry and to be able to sort and find them easily. From typical Retailer Technician roles based in a single store location to a regional rep or mobile fleet installation service that can cover one or more regions, it's a powerful way to get the opportunity information out and an efficient way to filter the results for job seekers. The candidate can see the description of the opportunity and its MECP requirements and view images of the workplace, links to the online company job description, an online application, and a detailed map of the location or coverage area if the submission includes those items.

Employers can submit a new opportunity by filling out the form here: https://bit.ly/MECPCareerOpportunity

Candidates can look for new opportunities here: https://mecp.com/career-finder/

For more information about posting a job or career opportunity, visit the website or contact the MECP team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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