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Offerings set a new benchmark for absorbing and reducing vibration, noise and heat in automotive applications

HAMILTON, Ohio (April 26, 2023) – Dynamat Inc., the global leader in automotive sound deadening, has expanded its lineup with new DynaCore and Dynamat Xtreme products. Designed to deliver industry-leading performance, the new offerings join a complete set of Dynamat solutions for absorbing vibration, noise and heat in automotive applications.

Dynamat acoustic and thermal solutions are used by many of the world’s top car builders and restorers to add an extra layer of refinement to their builds. Applying Dynamat to interior sheet-metal surfaces makes cars feel solid and quiet. Doors and trunks close solidly, rain and wind noise virtually disappear, and the interior becomes a peaceful, comfortable cruising environment. With exterior noise significantly reduced, the desired sounds like car audio, GPS and conversations are enhanced. The new products offer heavy-duty performance in easy-to-use applications suitable for professional builders and restorers, and enthusiasts.

DynaCore is a new thermoacoustic self-adhesive sheet featuring a unique structure to both dissipate sound waves and absorb heat, making it ideal for use under the hood, behind speakers, in truck and heavy machinery cabs, and even as a headliner. Available in both half-inch and 1-inch thicknesses, DynaCore is lightweight, flexible and compressible, enabling it to contour for application to a variety of shapes and sizes. The fiber-based core offers excellent low-frequency absorption properties, thermal resistance up to 350 F and complies with common flammability standards. The facing is resistant to moisture and ultraviolet light for long life and performance.

Long the gold standard in vehicle sound and vibration damping, Dynamat Xtreme is now available with new options for automotive applications. Xtreme is a proprietary lightweight and self-adhesive butyl core with a special aluminum layer for vibration-dampening and sound-deadening performance. The product is easily cut to shape and size, and the super-sticky rubber contours better than any other product on the market. Xtreme bonds easily to sheet metal and other hard surfaces throughout the vehicle. Dynamat Xtreme is now available with 1-inch cutting grid lines for precise fitment and in new, easy-to-handle 18-inch square sheets, making it perfect for a multitude of automotive uses.

The new DynaCore and Dynamat Xtreme products are available now. Dynamat products are 100% made in the USA and can be found on the Dynamat store and at retailers nationwide

Established in 1989, Dynamat, Inc. is recognized by consumers around the world as delivering high-quality solutions for unwanted noise, vibration and heat. The Dynamat brand maintains the dominant market share in car audio and automotive restoration acoustic products. Leveraging its decades of innovation in automotive acoustics, vibration and thermal transfer, Dynamat now also provides a range of solutions for home and architectural, marine and RV, commercial and industrial, and original equipment manufacturers. Dynamat, Inc. is privately held and based in Hamilton, Ohio. For more information, visit www.dynamat.com and follow the company on Facebook and Instagram.

Bringing the concert to life in Jeep Wrangler (JL) and Gladiator (JT) vehicles – music becomes infused with adventure and audio adrenaline

Libertyville, Ill. – MB Quart Jeep Tuned Audio is about to receive a major upgrade in superior listening and playback. ALL-NEW for 2023 Jeep Rear Overhead Soundbars bring more audio into every song with incredible listening details, richer clarity in every beat, and undistorted higher volumes of playback and sound. Perfect for unleashing MORE LOUD on every outdoor Jeep adventure that demands more concert thrills around every turn and corner – Jeep Tuned Audio Rear Overhead Soundbars add another dimension of audio quality to Jeep Wrangler (JL) and Jeep Gladiator (JT) vehicles. It’s time to embrace more from MB Quart Jeep Tuned Audio with a listening experience that encapsulates sound and transforms listening details into deeper layers of audio!

Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product and Marketing, said, “Although we’re not the first to enter the Jeep market with a replacement soundbar, we’re definitely the best. These are the most low-profile designs on the market and require no modifications to the vehicle to install. The factory match in-mold texture looks right at home in any JL Wrangler or JT Gladiator, and the sound is amazing! We’re very proud of the effort the entire team put forth on this project!”

ABOUT THE ENTIRE JEEP REAR OVERHEAD SOUNDBAR LINE

Five Jeep Rear Overhead Soundbar models are available to choose from that best fits your Jeep vehicle (Wrangler JL/Gladiator JT) audio installation and setup. The MBQJ-48HRGB and MBQJ-48H feature 8-inch compression horn speakers with an enclosure, but the MBQJ-48HRGB also includes RGB LED lighting to bring the concert to life with moving colors to showcase an in-vehicle concert right in your Jeep vehicle. Designed to directly replace and upgrade the OEM rear speaker soundbar, both of these rear overhead soundbars bring to life every genre of audio with incredible details.

The MBQJ-48CRGB and MBQJ-48C MB Quart Jeep Rear Overhead Soundbars feature 8-inch coaxial speakers with an enclosure (like the MBQJ-48HRGB), but the MBQJ-48CRGB also includes RGB LED lighting. The MBQJ-48C still features 8-inch coaxial speakers with the enclosure. The MBQJ-48E includes no speakers but fits four 8-inch round speakers. This model is just the rear soundbar enclosure and fits where the OEM rear speaker soundbar is on Jeep (Wrangler JL/Gladiator JT) vehicles.

FEATURES INCLUDE:

• TWEETERS: 1-inch pure Titanium dome for smooth and crisp playback

• COMPATIBLE VEHICLE FITMENT: Jeep Wrangler (JL) 2018 – Current / Jeep Gladiator (JT) 2020 – Current

• COAXIAL AND COMPRESSION HORN SPEAKERS: Both coaxial and compression horn speakers include 1-inch Titanium dome tweeters with a lightweight composite frame design for maximum airspace giving sound a richer detail and total undistorted playback

• REAR SPEAKERS MOUNTING: The speaker enclosure is a composite construction with an integrated MB Quart logo badge, as this drop-in upgrade utilizes the roof area around the B-pillar

• MOUNTING AND HARNESSING: Vehicle-specific wiring and harnessing make for simple Plug and Play OEM style installation and setup easy and fast

• TIME AND TOOLS: Basic hand tools are required.

Chad Marra, R & D Manager, said, “The sound on these Jeep Rear Overhead Soundbars bring out more detail and clarity within music. Installation is a breeze and easy with Plug and Play installation with no cutting of the vehicle or factory panels. These are some of the best speakers that MB Quart has to offer, and I am blown away at the quality and performance of sound quality. Hats off to the entire team.”

Alden Stiefel, President of Maxxsonics, added, “These all-new Jeep Rear Overhead Soundbars create rich and deeper playback that truly takes the listener into every song. I am extremely happy for the team for all their hard work and dedication to making these Jeep Tuned Rear Overhead Soundbars the perfect addition to every MB Quart Jeep Tuned audio installation. I have these in my own Jeep Gladiator and they sound incredible!”

Get ready for Jeep Tuned Audio to become infused with adventure adrenaline in every beat and HEAR MORE SOUND. With ALL-NEW Jeep Rear Overhead Soundbars – audio will transform into deeper dimensions of higher quality playback, superior soundscapes of more detail, and incredible levels of listening immersion. Audio was meant to be heard in crystal clarity within every beat. Hear more of your sound with a rear soundbar that transforms Jeep Tuned playback into an encompassing concert right in your Jeep JL/JT vehicle. A BIGGER SOUNDSTAGE STARTS NOW! For a complete breakdown of the ALL-NEW MB Quart Jeep Rear Overhead Soundbars, head to the MB Quart website at https://mbquart.com/. MAKE SURE to contact your Maxxsonics Sales Representative NOW as orders for the ALL-NEW MB Quart Jeep Rear Overhead Soundbars are GOING FAST!

MB Quart is a high-end audio brand known for its elaborate and distinctive designs while producing rich sound quality. Established in 1962, MB Quart began producing professional studio microphones and headphones at its headquarters in Obrigheim, Germany. Through research, innovation, and a dedication to the highest standard of sound quality, MB Quart continues to grow its product line throughout its 50-year history. Our slogan Music. Defined. is the superior standard to how MB Quart holds itself accountable for pushing the bar forward. Consumers of these products can experience a wide range of audio solutions that will deliver all their needs for Powersports and marine machines. The MB Quart brand is owned by Maxxsonics and is based near Chicago, IL. For additional information, go to the brand website at https://mbquart.com/about. 

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/.

The New LED Wheel Rings are an Easy and Effective Way to Light Up the Wheels on Your Car or Truck with ColorSHIFT® Technology That Allows You to Select From Thousands of Colors and True White Output

METAIRIE, LA, May 1, 2023 – 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 its new universal fitment RGB+W LED Wheel Rings (p/n 4215-339) due to popular demand. The new wheel rings are now shipping with an MSRP of $395.95.

“Many of our customers told us that they wanted a RGB+W style offering to coincide with our existing single-color white and ColorSHIFT styles, and we listened,” explained Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “Our new illuminated LED wheel rings are an easy and effective way to light up the wheels on your car or truck. This head-turning lighting product consists of a set of four LED illuminated aluminum rings which install around the brake rotor and attaches to the brake dust shield.”

Installation is easy with waterproof Plug & Play connectors that easily connect the individual rings to the central control box. Battery connection leads include ring terminals and in-line fuse for simplified wiring installation. There is also a pre-wired On/Off switch that can be used to manually turn the system on and off for maximum control. 

“Now featuring ‘Dual-Control’ that allows the user to utilize both the free Bluetooth smartphone App control and the included wireless remote control, you can change colors, control brightness, access strobing patterns, and sync with music,” Hartenstein continued. “This kit also features a true white 6000K from separate white LEDs for a true white output for a crisp and clean white light. Our ColorSHIFT® technology allows you to select from thousands of colors, as well.”

Additional upgrades to Oracle Lighting’s LED wheel lights include thicker aluminum rings, black powdercoat anti-corrosive finish, waterproof connectors, and pre-installed brackets. If your vehicle does not have a brake dust shield, you will need to modify the brackets (watch this video for a step-by-step installation guide). Additionally, for vehicles with drum brakes, you may need to create a larger bracket or purchase the XL brackets, reach out to our customer service for more answers to any of your questions.

Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive aftermarket 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.

For more information on Oracle Lighting and its full product line, please visit www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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. Oracle Lighting uses only premium-level LEDs, and we are committed to exceeding our customers’ expectations and staying on the cutting edge of lighting technology. We achieve this though constant innovation as well as first class customer care.

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 multiple years, being awarded SEMA’s Manufacturer of the Year in 2021 and SEMA’s YEN Vanguard Award in 2021 for outstanding contribution to the automotive industry, winning the 2012 Bronze Stevie Award for Consumer Products Company of the Year, and 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.

 

Commemorative Utopia-inspired speaker set celebrates the legacy of the Porsche 911

CAMARILLO, CALIF., April 28, 2023 (MEDIAWIRE) – ORCA Design and Manufacturing announced it is shipping the Focal Inside P60 Limited Edition, an exclusive speaker upgrade kit made for Porsche. The P60 represents a collaboration between Porsche and Focal to celebrate the legacy of the Porsche 911, which became the standard for ultimate automotive performance and luxury. The plug-and-play, drop-in speaker collection is designed specifically for late-model Porsche 911, Panamera, Cayenne and Taycan vehicles. Only 911 of the kits will be manufactured for worldwide distribution.

To create the P60 Limited Edition kit, Focal employed the technologies of its legacy Utopia component series: Beryllium tweeters, “W” sandwich composite woofer cone and the iconic speckled gray coloring. The drivers are enclosed in Zamak backets designed to fit into the factory-cut speaker openings on Porsche vehicles.

“We are honored to receive and make the commemorative P60 Limited Edition car kits available to retailers and automotive enthusiasts in North America,” said Nalaka Adikari, sales director for Orca. “Focal has always taken the approach of building for perfect sound without compromise. The company’s collaboration with Porsche, centered on the iconic 911, represents the perfect synergy of two brands that share the same mission.”

Each P60 Limited Edition kit consists of a pair of three-driver components (woofer, midrange and tweeter) plus an additional midrange for center-channel applications. The set comes in a beautiful walnut and leather made to fit perfectly into the trunk of a Porsche 911.

For more information, please visit mwi.re/focalp60. Retailers may contact their authorized Focal representative to order. Customers and clients can experience the P60 kit at their nearest authorized Focal Retailer. Please visit focal-america.com/dealer-locator.

May 1, 2023 -- Follow the link to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzL-SO4u_28

AudioControl is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial, and automotive markets since 1977. Based in Seattle, WA, AudioControl offers premium quality home theater and whole-house entertainment products, distributed audio amplifiers for commercial applications and a legacy of outstanding car audio processors, amplifiers and OEM interface solutions sold and installed worldwide by qualified professionals. For more information about AudioControl, an AAMP Global company, visit audiocontrol.com or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About AAMP Global (parent company of AudioControl):

For over 34 years AAMP has advanced automotive aftermarket technology. The company’s R&D capabilities have positioned AAMP as the market leader in highly engineered integration solutions, which enable aftermarket audio, safety, and infotainment products to work seamlessly with factory systems. AAMP is known for its PAC, AudioControl, EchoMaster, Stinger, and Connects2 brands. AAMP’s focus on customer satisfaction from design to fulfillment has made it a trusted supplier globally. For more information, please visit www.aampglobal.com.

Auburn Hills, Mich. (Apr 25, 2023) – Alps Alpine North America, Inc. (“Alpine”), will attend the 2023 Jeep Beach Vendor Show at the Daytona International Speedway in booth 402 from Friday, April 28 to Saturday, April 29 where they will have vehicle-specific products designed uniquely for the Jeep® driver.

Two Alpine 2018 Jeep® Wrangler demo vehicles will be on-site, featuring the i509-WRA-JL, a 9-inch Weather-Resistant Digital Media Receiver with Hi-Res Audio Playback. The unit was intentionally designed with the Jeep® driver in mind to visually emulate the design identity of the Jeep® interior and retain the features Jeep® drivers use the most. Other features, like wireless and wired Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, Hi-Resolution Playback (96kHz/ 24Bit), and one of the industry-first SiriusXM-Ready® head units enhanced with 360L and Hi-Res music streaming with TIDAL, make this the ultimate upgrade for the Jeep® driver.

A premium Dash Camera DVR-C320R with built-in drive assist and impact recording will also be installed to showcase the head unit pairing capabilities of the i509-WRA-JL. An Alpine PSS-24WRA sound system, with front 6.5” component speakers, 6.5” rear custom soundbar replacement speakers, 8” compact powered subwoofer, and 4-channel amplifier will be featured for in-vehicle sound upgrade demonstrations as well as an Alpine Weather-Resistant PSS-SX01 Sound System mounted to the roll bars to demonstrate exterior sound upgrade opportunities. 

Alpine’s 2015 Jeep® Wrangler will also be on-site with similar Jeep® specific solutions designed for older Jeep® Wranglers, including the i509-WRA-JK, DVR-C320R, PSS-22WRA Weather-Resistant Sound System, PSS-SX01, and HCE-TCAM1-WRA Spare Tire Rear-View Camera and Light System.

Two Alpine-customized Jeeps will also be onsite to demonstrate the music-loving active weekender lifestyle of the Jeep® driver. “Hellbender,” Alpine’s 2017 Jeep® Wrangler, features a tee shirt cannon and custom-built motorized sled that pulls out from the rear of the vehicle to reveal two custom black Alpine I.C.E. Coolers.

An airconditioned Alpine Event Trailer will be parked on-site at the booth for visitors who want to chat with Alpine event staff and experience the latest vehicle-specific technology.

All Alpine products are available for purchase during the event with special, event-only pricing and free giveaways. Alpine staff and Alpine Authorized Retailer Soudwaves will be on-site to give vehicle demonstrations, answer product questions, and offer on-site installation so customers can drive home with their Alpine purchase installed in their Jeep®

Jeep® is a registered trademark of Stellantis NV

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.

CONTACTS:

Alps Alpine North America Media Contact  
Allison Saunders   
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The New Oculus™ Bi-LED Projector Headlights Feature a Unique Modular Design, Easy Plug-and-Play Installation, and Advanced LED Projection with 5,200 Lumens of High-Quality Illumination for Enhanced Driver Visibility in All Weather Conditions

METAIRIE, LA, April 24, 2023 – 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 its new patented Oculus™ Bi-LED Projector Headlights for 2021+ Ford Bronco (p/n 5886-001/005/0023) is now shipping with an MSRP of $789.95.

“Our new Oculus™ Bi-LED Projector Headlights features a unique modular design, easy plug-and-play installation, and advanced LED projection with 5,200 Lumens of high-quality illumination for enhanced driver visibility in all weather conditions,” explained Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “The Oculus headlight is compatible with both the standard and signature Bronco lighting models.”

These headlights include precision LED lighting projector for optimum light distribution and beam angle and installs using original mounting hardware and headlight wiring without requiring additional relays or harnesses. Halo is available in White or Amber LED and features more than 200 bright LEDs for a vivid lighting impact.   

“These all-new headlamps provide enhanced driver visibility with increased and focused LED light output,” Hartenstein continued. “It features a high-precision sharp cut-off line which reduces glare and prevents blinding oncoming traffic even when installed on lifted Broncos. The package also includes a tool for easy beam angle adjustability.” 

The new modular design allows separate components (turn signal, marker lights, and mounting tabs) to be installed independently and provides a smaller packaging size for lower shipping costs for the end user and prevents possible shipping damage. The modular design also allows for these individual components to be replaced or upgraded down the road when future options are available. 

“It is undeniably important to implement proper thermal management tools for high-performance LEDs to operate with reliability in various environments,” Hartenstein explained. “Oculus utilizes both active and passive cooling methods to sustain low LED temperatures. Remote mounted heat sinks and an internal cooling fan work in conjunction to insure proper temperature control and longevity of the LEDs.”

Light focus is very important for not only driver safety but others on the road that can potentially have their vision obstructed by glare. This is especially significant on lifted vehicles where the light source is raised and, in a position, to interfere with the field of vision of other drivers. These new Oculus headlights feature a very sharp cut-off line and focus light with precision specifically to avoid such issues.

Additional product specifications include:

  • Headlight Wattage: 36W each
  • Total Lumens: 5200LM
  • Headlight Color Temp: 5500K (Pure White)
  • Halo Color: Optional White or Amber LED or Amber/White Switchback
  • Certification: DOT SAE 5839-504 HL VOR 19
  • Patented Design: USPTO Patent D 877,404
  • Designed and developed in the USA
  • Warranty: 2 years

Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive aftermarket 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.

For more information on Oracle Lighting and its full product line, please visit www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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. Oracle Lighting uses only premium-level LEDs, and we are committed to exceeding our customers’ expectations and staying on the cutting edge of lighting technology. We achieve this though constant innovation as well as first class customer care.

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 multiple years, being awarded SEMA’s Manufacturer of the Year in 2021 and SEMA’s YEN Vanguard Award in 2021 for outstanding contribution to the automotive industry, winning the 2012 Bronze Stevie Award for Consumer Products Company of the Year, and 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.

In-depth course to train technicians on full features of premium vehicle tuning solution

CAMARILLO, CALIF., April 19, 2023 (MEDIAWIRE) – ORCA Design and Manufacturing announced it will hold a training and certification event on the upcoming Gladen GA-BARNIE (Binaural Audio Record Non Interferece Elaborate) sound measurement system, June 1-4, at Mobile Solutions in Tempe, Ariz. The in-depth workshop will be held in conjunction with Mobile Solutions’ MasterTech training module. Participants will be selected by Orca and receive complimentary tuition, meals and hotel accommodation.

The GA-BARNIE debuted at KnowledgeFest Las Vegas and MasterTech Expo earlier this year. The unique system consists of a faux head with built-in microphones at the ear locations. The head is placed in the vehicle to emulate how drivers and passengers receive sound, enabling the technician to precisely tune frequencies and align the timing at which sounds reach the listener. The GA-BARNIE connects to, and works with, DSP-equipped Gladen / Mosconi amplifiers.

“We are very excited about the introduction of the BARNIE system,” said Nalaka Adikari, national sales director of Orca. “This training and first-of-its-kind certification will ensure our technicians fully understand the power and benefits of BARNIE combined with Gladen Mosconi DSP. Our objective is to empower retailers to create accurate and unique sound experiences for their clients.”

The GA-BARNIE will be available to Orca retailers this quarter. For more information, please visit mosconi-america.com.

Auburn Hills, Mich. (Apr. 20, 2023) – Alps Alpine North America, Inc. (“Alpine”) today launched the TikTok account “@alpinesound” to reach a younger demographic of audio enthusiasts and further expand the Alpine brand.

“It’s no secret that the average age of the aftermarket car audio customer is increasing. That’s why social media platforms like TikTok are key in reaching a younger demographic,” said Mike Anderson, Executive Director at Alps Alpine North America. “Alpine’s TikTok will be instrumental in introducing the brand to a younger audience who might be unfamiliar with aftermarket car audio.”

TikTok has seen rapid growth since its initial launch in 2016 and now boasts one billion active monthly users globally (150 million in the United States). With 80% of users between the ages of 16 – 34, more commonly referred to as Generation Z and Millennials, TikTok is quickly becoming a key social media platform to engage with the next generation.

While Alpine intends to promote products, demo vehicles, events, and traditional business activities using the entertaining, short-form video format made popular by the platform, the strategy behind the Alpine TikTok account is to engage with the younger audio enthusiast and identify new business opportunities that meet their unique interests.

New Ways of Marketing

Featuring short and long-form video content designed to be everything from entertaining to educational, TikTok is a powerful marketing tool when increasing brand awareness. The main use case of the platform is to share and engage with video content that connects an entire audience through music, dance, trends, brands, experiences, and more. This fast-paced and often reactive form of engagement has yielded success for companies when testing marketing messaging, brand campaigns, and increasing product awareness.

However, beyond its social use case, studies have shown that TikTok is quickly becoming the preferred search engine for younger users, and with advertising capabilities that link to a website, app, and future plans of an in-app checkout system, brands and retailers can assume that TikTok will become a platform where a large majority of the purchase decisions are made. Studies have also shown that 37% of users who discovered a product on TikTok ended up purchasing the product, giving a whole new value to the trend “TikTok made me buy it.”

Joining the TikTok platform allows long-time and new Alpine fans to engage with the brand, learn about local and national events, and see products in action in a casual, entertaining format. Down the road, Alpine intends to leverage its TikTok account to introduce new products and campaigns that are geared toward the platform’s younger audience in hopes of inspiring the new generation of audio enthusiasts to become Alpine fans.

TikTok users can find Alpine by searching the username “@alpinesound” or at www.tiktok.com/@alpinesound.

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.

CONTACTS:

Alps Alpine North America Media Contact  
Allison Saunders   
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During the Event’s 20th Anniversary in Daytona Beach, Fla. April 23-30, Oracle Will Feature a Number of its New and Acclaimed Jeep-Specific Lighting Solutions

METAIRIE, LA, April 19, 2023 – 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 it will exhibit during Jeep Beach 2023, held in Daytona Beach, Fla. from April 23-30 as part of the event’s 20th anniversary celebration.

“Jeep Beach is the ideal event to showcase Oracle Lighting’s Jeep-specific lighting solutions,” explained Melissa Parker-Boudreaux, Oracle Lighting National Sales Manager. “As an American company that designs our products with pride in Louisiana, Jeep is an iconic brand and Jeep owners are hard-core enthusiasts that only want the best aftermarket products for their rides. So, partnering with Jeep Beach is a great match and we can’t wait to get to Florida for this year’s event.”

According to event organizers, Jeep Beach is one of the largest Jeep-exclusive events in the world, attracting more than 225,000 people and 25,000 Jeeps to Daytona Beach, Fla. in 2022. All 50 states and 34 countries were represented last year.

During Jeep Beach 2023, Oracle Lighting will feature a number of its new and acclaimed Jeep-specific lighting solutions, including the Jeep Oculus Headlight, Jeep Flush Tail Lights, Integrated Light Bar, Side Track, Skid Plate, and more.

Oracle will also be offering on-site sales and swag (free with purchase).

Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive aftermarket 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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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. Oracle Lighting uses only premium-level LEDs, and we are committed to exceeding our customers’ expectations and staying on the cutting edge of lighting technology. We achieve this though constant innovation as well as first class customer care.

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 multiple years, being awarded SEMA’s Manufacturer of the Year in 2021 and SEMA’s YEN Vanguard Award in 2021 for outstanding contribution to the automotive industry, winning the 2012 Bronze Stevie Award for Consumer Products Company of the Year, and 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.

MIRAMAR, Flor., – April 7, 2023 - JL Audio, a leading manufacturer of high-quality audio solutions for the mobile, marine and powersports markets, announced the appointment of Heritage Marketing Solutions to its network of sales representatives. Heritage Marketing Solutions will be responsible for promoting and selling JL Audio's extensive lineup of premium mobile, marine and powersports audio solutions to 12-Volt retailers throughout Illinois and Wisconsin from their base in Itasca, Illinois. Heritage Marketing Solutions principals Steve Block and Samuel Yoo have extensive experience in 12- Volt sales and marketing, having worked with top-tier audio companies throughout their careers.

"We are pleased to welcome Heritage Marketing Solutions to the JL Audio team," said J. Todd Wilson Area Sales Director for JL Audio. "Their extensive industry experience and commitment to customer service and satisfaction align perfectly with our values and mission. We are confident that they will help us grow our business in the Illinois-Wisconsin markets, while providing exceptional service and support to our customers."

"We are thrilled to partner with JL Audio," said Steve Block, Principal of Heritage Marketing Solutions. "Their commitment to quality and innovation is very well established, and we are excited to help them support their retailer base and grow JL Audio's business in the Illinois-Wisconsin markets. We look forward to working with our customers to provide them with the best audio solutions available on the market."

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

Holly Hill, Fla. – April 10, 2023 – Metra Electronics® has announced the revival of their popular Tsunami® brand, to be sold exclusively to brick and mortar dealers for in-store sales only. New clean wire solutions are available now. Products from this brand will include audio connections, power, ground, and speaker wire, amp installation kits, battery terminals, distribution blocks, fuse holders, and more. Tsunami® is also offering an economy series with RCA audio cables, fuse holders, amp kits, and speaker wire that integrators will find to be a cost-effective solution for their everyday wiring needs. These new products will be serialized using unique labeling, with no online sales permitted, for better supply chain control.

Audio Connections

Tsunami's new TSX line of RCA cables are available in 2 ft to 21 ft and utilize a pair of OFC mini 59 coax, optimized for ultimate noise rejection and clean signal transfer. The mini 59 allows for flat cable construction, which is easier to run and conceal. "We wanted to push the boundaries of what an RCA cable is, and our engineering team went to work creating an RCA XLR hybrid. This hybrid takes the advantages of true left, right, and drain, while maintaining the transfer format of an RCA," says Jason Anderson, Metra's Vice President of Research and Development. This fusion of technology also creates a functionally directional cable that performs with crystal clarity.

Power, Ground, and Speaker Wire

Tsunami's unique bulk wire solutions are elegant enough for the showroom floor and designed to save time in the install bay. All power, ground, and speaker wire products in this line are provided in an easy-pull box, which houses sleeved cable with 2-tone braiding. Included in the box are all of the ferrules, heat shrink, and ring terminals needed to complete the cable and to make the installation seamless. This efficient bulk wire setup is not available from any other manufacturer in the industry.

Amp Installation Kits

Amp installation kits are available in 8, 4, and 1/0 GA options and are designed by Tsunami to offer installers a straightforward solution in comparison to charging per foot. A single line item on the customer quote covers all the power and ground products needed for a single amplifier installation. The TSX series amp kits include 18 feet of power wire and 2 ground cables to ensure an ample amount of product, even for large SUV installations. These amp kits provide the same quality as completing the installation piecemeal, as all the items included are identical to their a la carte counterparts.

Battery Terminals

Since quality battery terminals are crucial to the longevity of an audio installation, Tsunami designed theirs with solid brass construction and T20 Torx® set screws. This ensures that maximum current can flow with minimum resistance being added to the system. Brass components are finished with satin nickel plating, improving their appearance and durability. The brand's TSX models feature a futuristic design that allows for the Tsunami logo to be placed after the part has been installed so that it can be orientated perfectly.

Power and Ground Distribution

Tsunami's solid brass power and ground distribution blocks are a perfect solution, whether building a multi-amp system or adding high-powered accessories. These power blocks have independently fused outputs to protect the individual loads that are connected, while the ground blocks consist of a single solid piece to consolidate returns to a unified grounding point. These products perfectly match the futuristic design of the Tsunami battery terminal and fuse holders.

Fuse Holders

Tsunami's Inline and Rotating Inline fuse holders help build a strong, professional-looking audio system. Solid brass components with satin nickel plating create an aesthetic and durable link between an amp and the vehicle's battery. These contacts ensure high conductivity while protecting the audio system. Sturdy, impact-resistant housing protects fuses from heat and moisture and easily mounts to the vehicle. The included T20 Torx® set screws can be installed using a single tool, while the same forward-thinking design allows for perfect positioning of the Tsunami logo.

Economy Series

Tsunami's TSB Economy series is a more affordable solution for RCA audio cables, fuse holders, copper-clad aluminum amp kits, and speaker wire designed to provide impressive conductivity and durability for their price point, making them a popular choice.

More information on Tsunami products is available through your Metra Electronics sales 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®, Tsunami®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp®, Metra Marine® and Daytona Lights®. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Apr. 12, 2023) – Alps Alpine North America, Inc. welcomes Mike Kenhard as the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Vice President of Engineering at the headquarters location in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Kenhard brings an extensive background in the automotive industry as well as a proven history of leading various teams through key company projects and initiatives. Throughout his career, Kenhard has championed growth and success both on a divisional and company-wide basis, using his skills as an effective communicator, manager, and strategic planner to promote positive change and desired company results.

“We are ecstatic that Mike has joined the Alps Alpine team,” said Robert Hill, President & CEO of Alps Alpine North America, Inc. “His technical expertise, experience, and drive will ensure that we continue to provide winning solutions to our customers and lead our expansion into new areas in our pursuit of Perfecting the Art of Electronics.”

Kenhard will oversee all engineering at Alps Alpine North America.

Alps Alpine, 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.

CONTACTS:

Alps Alpine North America Media Contact  
Allison Saunders   
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Oklahoma City, Okla., April 12, 2023 -- DD AUDIO®, a manufacturer of high-quality mobile audio products for the masses, is proud to announce their second year partnering with the Black Wall Street Rally which will be held May 12th and 13th, 2023 in Tulsa Oklahoma’s historic Greenwood District. DD Audio will be joining the BWSR as the Official Presenting Sponsor of the Team Money Cycles Rhythms & Ridez Custom Bike & Audio Show. The Custom Bike & Audio Show will be hosted by Team Money Cycles, judges to be announced. In addition, DD Audio will have demo bikes and audio installation onsite so attendees can experience superior motorcycle audio at the event and on the ride home. To learn more about DD Audio’s commitment to the motorcycle riding experience, visit ddaudio.com/motorcycle.

This FREE (for spectators) rally welcomes all to experience the Greenwood District in a family-friendly environment. It will provide attendees the opportunity to experience the various Greenwood District history sites and enjoy an organized cultural festival. Visitors will enjoy Black Wall Street tours, musical entertainment, a parade of motorcycles, community organizations, day and night parties, Tulsa hospitality, and of course, the Custom Bike & Audio Show. Visitors can also enjoy the attendance and support of many vendors like DD Audio and King’s Kustoms Car Stereo & Security. Together they will be offering demos, professional advice, onsite installations, and more.

The Greenwood District was once characterized by bustling streets with hotels, theaters, doctors offices, restaurants, nightlife establishments and more. As one of the most prosperous African-American communities in the United States, the district would earn the name, “Black Wall Street”. On May 31, 1921 a white mob attacked black residents and destroyed homes and businesses of the Greenwood District. The Tulsa Race Riot, as it's now known, is considered the single worst incident of racial violence in American history. The Black Wall Street Rally keeps the memory of the prosperous times alive while shining a light on the atrocities that occurred there just over 100 years ago with a motorcycle inspired event held in the historic Greenwood District. The rally will not condone any form of racism, sexism, intolerance, anti-Semitism, white supremacy or hate speech.

Visit blackwallstreetrally.com to learn more about the event and its historical importance.

Auburn Hills, Apr. 13, 2023 – General Motors recognized Alps Alpine North America, Inc. as a 2022 Supplier of the Year. GM celebrated honorees at its 31st annual Supplier of the Year event in San Antonio, Texas, earlier this week.

GM’s Supplier of the Year award recognizes global suppliers that distinguish themselves by exceeding GM’s requirements, in turn providing customers with innovative technologies and among the highest quality in the automotive industry. This is the 11th consecutive (21st overall) time Alps Alpine has received the award.

“This year was marked with a mixture of challenges and triumphs, so it is with great appreciation and honor that we accept this award for Supplier of the Year,” said Cameron Hosner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Alps Alpine. “As we move forward, we vow our continued and unrelenting aim to deliver solutions that contribute to the creation of a brighter future for our customers, our partners, and ourselves.”

"We are thrilled to recognize these outstanding suppliers after yet another challenging year in the automotive industry," said Jeff Morrison, GM vice president of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "They overcame countless obstacles and exemplified what it means to be resilient, resourceful and determined. Beyond that, these suppliers demonstrated their commitment to sustainable innovation and to driving advanced solutions in collaboration with the GM team."

Each year, GM’s Supplier of the Year recipients are selected by a global, cross-functional GM team for their performance in criteria such Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales and Logistics.

Alps Alpine, 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.

General Motors (NYSE:GM) is a global company focused on advancing an all-electric future that is inclusive and accessible to all. At the heart of this strategy is the Ultium battery platform, which will power everything from mass-market to high-performance vehicles. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, CadillacBaojun and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, can be found at https://www.gm.com.

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Available in a variety of channel counts and power options, XDM Amplifiers deliver performance and value, with maximum installation flexibility

MIRAMAR, Fla., – April 6, 2023 - JL Audio, an innovator in high-performance car and marine audio solutions, has today unveiled its new XDM series of compact amplifiers for the automotive and marine markets. Thanks to marine-grade materials, XDM amplifiers are suitable for installation in boats, cars, trucks, and SUV’s and all models are available immediately at JL Audio authorized dealers.

“Our XD line of car amplifiers and M-series marine amplifiers have been the industry benchmarks for compact amplifiers," said Brian Power Vice President of U.S. Retail Sales at JL Audio. “The XDM series of amplifiers is a welcome evolution to these product lines, simplifying inventory for our retail partners by working equally well in both car and marine applications.”

XDM series amplifiers are available in a wide range of configurations and power levels, offering incredible versatility for simple and complex system designs. The new XDM amplifiers feature a rugged black powder coated chassis and gasketed control cover, with JL Audio Blue accents.

Quality Sound from Start to Finish

Starting at the source, XDM series amplifiers are equipped with Differential-Balanced Inputs that combat induced cable noise and allow for the use of conventional RCA cables, while delivering many of the benefits of a true balanced connection. XDM amplifiers also feature an exclusive, selectable mode input filter for noise-free performance in boats or cars.

XDM amplifiers feature JL Audio’s high-performance NexD™ switching technology, allowing these compact amplifiers to deliver powerful, audiophile-grade sound quality with very high efficiency and reduced demands from the vehicle or vessel’s charging system and batteries.

XDM amplifiers feature a variety of studio-grade filter options. Each subwoofer amplifier/sub channel features a low-pass filter with a filter range of 50Hz to 500Hz and 12 or 24 dB/octave filter slope options. Full-range amplifiers/channels feature a high-pass filter with a 50Hz to 5KHz filter range, and some also add a bandpass filter option. Both high-pass and bandpass filters offer a 12 dB/octave filter slope.

To further dial in the listening experience, XDM amps feature a remote level control port, and can be paired with optional JL Audio HD-RLC and MHD-RLC amplifier remote level controls.

Keeps The Music Playing When Things Get Hot

For those days where tunes need to be cranked at full blast, XDM amplifiers are designed to prevent annoying shut down events. With JL Audio’s exclusive Advanced Rollback Protection technology, should XDM amplifiers approach an unsafe operating temperature, a special circuit lowers peak power output, without changing gain, until the amplifier cools down. Once the amplifier cools down, the circuit restores full peak power output.

JL Audio’s complete line of XDM amplifiers include:

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To find your nearest JL Audio authorized dealer, please visit https://www.jlaudio.com/pages/dealer-locator.

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

Get ready to unleash a concert showcase of audio on every adventure with ALL-NEW Hifonics Audio Roofs

Libertyville, Ill. – Adventure was meant to be traversed through audio adrenaline. POWER FROM THE GODS is about to deliver the greatest audio concert UTV thrill ride. ALL-NEW for 2023 Hifonics Audio Roofs are exclusive for Kawasaki Teryx KRX®1000 and Teryx KRX4®1000 UTV vehicles.

Specifically crafted for the Kawasaki Teryx KRX®1000 or Teryx KRX4®1000 - Kawasaki Parts and Accessories is excited to expand on the already great Teryx KRX audio systems with the introduction of ALL-NEW Hifonics Audio Roofs! Get ready to take adventure to new heights with an immersive UTV audio system replicating an in-vehicle concert experience.

Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product and Marketing, said, "Maxxsonics has been making audio roofs for other customers in the UTV OEM market for quite some time, so we are excited to bring some of this expertise to Kawasaki. These new audio roofs are absolutely best-in-class and feature a manufacturing process ensuring high durability and high-performance. The features, performance, and construction all add up to one of the most high-value roof audio products in the UTV market. I am extremely excited to hear and see these Hifonics audio roofs chasing down adventure this year!"

ABOUT THE KAWASAKI TERYX KRX®1000 & TERYX KRX4®1000 HIFONICS AUDIO ROOFS LINE

The Kawasaki TERYX KRX®1000 Hifonics Audio Roof includes four 6.5-inch coaxial speakers, a 10-inch long-throw subwoofer, a 600-watt high-efficiency amplifier, a 38-inch half-optic lightbar, lighting and controller, a dual sunroof, and is Life Shield IPX-Rated. Required is Kawasaki Interactive Display (99994-1469) with Mounting Kit (99994-1468) OR a Teryx KRX Audio System (99994-1710).

The Kawasaki TERYX KRX4®1000 Hifonics Audio Roof includes eight 6.5-inch coaxial speakers, a 10-inch long-throw subwoofer, a 600-watt high-efficiency amplifier, a 38-inch half-optic lightbar, lighting and controller, four sunroof panels, and is also Life Shield IPX-Rated. Required is Kawasaki Interactive Display (99994-1469) with Mounting Kit (99994-1877) OR a Teryx KRX Audio System (99994-1748).

FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • COAXIAL SPEAKERS

Composite construction midrange for deep and accurate midbass and 3/4" Titanium dome tweeter for crystal-clear high frequencies.

  • 10-INCH SUBWOOFER

Application-specific long-throw High Output design.

  • SECURE MOUNTING

Eight mounting points for secure fitment.

  • 600-WATT AMPLIFIER

Water-resistant, 5-channel, Class-D amplifier with BIG POWER in a small chassis.

  • RGB LIGHTING AND CONTROLLER

RGB LED lights feature adjustable colors and modes including - Solid, Fade, and Music.

  • 38-INCH HALF-OPTIC LIGHTBAR

9500-lumen output with an indirect light source providing better lighting in dusty and heavy weather conditions.

  • DUAL SUNROOF

High-impact HDPE composite enclosure features high-strength Makrolon Polycarbonate sunroof panels.

Adventure awaits around every turn and corner this spring. Embrace more from the Kawasaki journey with an audio system that transforms the outdoors with thunderous volume heard from miles away, an incredible showcase of colors, and an easy installation that makes chasing down adventure happen sooner. Transform Kawasaki UTV audio with POWER FROM THE GODS and unleash more from music on any ride.

ALL-NEW Hifonics Audio Roofs have arrived. Embrace more from the journey ahead with a UTV sound system that answers when adventure calls. Bring out more from audio with sharper details, crystal-clear depth, and undistorted playback in every genre of music. With speakers that enhance precision in every beat and a 10-inch subwoofer that adds pounding layers to every song - the outdoor journey will never be the same again. 

UnleashPOWER FROM THE GODSadrenaline upon the Kawasaki Teryx KRX®1000 and Teryx KRX4®1000. Hear audio transform into a moving concert when adventure calls. Get ready to set out on Kawasaki adventures with Hifonics!

Full line details are available on the Kawasaki website.

Hifonics is the audio brand bestowed directly from the gods above and is known for its bold-looking designs while producing powerful and high-quality sound. Founded by Helmut Stieglitz in 1982, Hifonics continues to innovate and push the limits for quality audio products including amplifiers, subwoofers, car speakers, soundbars, compression horns, Marine speakers, and signal processors forged by the gods above. Our slogan, POWER FROM THE GODS, is the superhuman standard for how Hifonics holds itself accountable for pushing the bar to the absolute limit. Consumers of these products can experience a wide range of audio solutions, from delivering their needs from Powersports to Mobile vehicles. The Hifonics brand is owned by Maxxsonics, based near Chicago, IL.

For additional information, go to the brand website at https://hifonics.com/about.

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/.

Maxxsonics is supporting the cause of aiding Hungary and Ukraine led by Mark Lieber

Libertyville, IL – Mark Lieber, Project and Quality Manager at Maxxsonics is leading Maxxsonics to aid and support Hungary and Ukraine. Mark sets out on his mission to help those in need from April 5th through April 15th and needs your help.

On the cause, Mark Lieber, Project and Quality Manager at Maxxsonics, said, “I have decided to make one more trip to Hungary and Ukraine to support the Angels, Yuriy Melnyk, and to meet up with Zakhar in Kyiv.  As I did with my trip in April last year, I am paying for my ticket out of my own pocket, so everything above that I raise will go toward the cause to help Ukraine win and its people survive.”

Mark added, “As a human being I am deeply concerned with what is going on in Hungary and Ukraine. The ongoing horrors that are being dealt to the people are beyond belief and imaginable. Any support and help are greatly appreciated as so many of you have already made an incredible positive impact in many lives.”

His mission entails:

  • Taking supplies for the Armed Forces of Ukraine on behalf of Yuriy (the same group he took the last nine bags of aid for in September of last year)
  • Taking a signed Ukrainian flag to his friend Illona in the AFU for her brigade fighting in the east.
  • Supporting his two friends from Great Britain who have been delivering and handing out teddy bears to the children of Ukraine.
  • Handing carry recognition awards for the Angels team on the ground in Ukraine.  There are 15 teams working all over the country supporting a wide range of needs (from children’s hospitals, orphanages, food, clothing, generators, and medical supplies). 

Visit their website at https://youaretheangel.org/about/.

Mark also is fundraising for a night vision camera, so that he can help the medics evacuate the wounded from the front lines safely at night (as they can then drive without their lights on so as not to be seen).

Mark is also bringing food and medical supplies while in Kyiv and plans on getting them where they need to go.

On his mission details, Mark also added, “These people truly have hearts of gold, and I’ve seen what they have accomplished. Any aid and support will certainly not go unnoticed and will be incredibly appreciated.”

Any amount will help. Follow the links below to join the fight and stand with Hungary and Ukraine and learn more about Mark’s mission to help those who desperately need support and resources.

Maxxsonics is proud to be continuing the fight and helping those who desperately need support.

Easter Gifts for Children of Ukraine (Facebook) —

https://www.facebook.com/donate/163645333241332/541559948093161/

You Are The Angel (Website) —

https://youaretheangel.org/payments/

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/.

DOW Wins Platinum Award For Best Customer Service Two Years In a Row

TAMPA, Fla. (April 4, 2023) – DOW Technologies, the leading independently owned technology distributor, was recently awarded three Quest for Quality Awards in CE Pro’s 13th annual competition. DOW has received awards in the competition each of the past three years.

CE Pro’s Quest for Quality Awards recognize the services offered by distributors and manufacturers that supply custom integrators. The Awards are open to distributors across the nation with winners determined by votes from CE Pro’s readers. This year, over 18,000 votes were cast in this prestigious competition.

DOW Technologies received the Platinum Award for the Best Customer Service category. This is the second year in a row that DOW received the top prize in the category. DOW was awarded silver in the Best Technical Support and Best Shipping Policies categories.

“I am so proud of the team’s effort to retain the Best Customer Service Platinum award,” stated Eric Friedman, custom integration strategic sales manager. “We put a lot of focus on ensuring our customers have the best experience on every interaction, anywhere from complex system designs to easy product returns.”

"We feel honored to have been recognized in the Quest for Quality awards again, and are thankful for the support of our customers," added director of sales Drew Fischer. "Awards like this are representative of the strong company culture that puts customers first. Whether it’s our shipping policy that continues to provide customers new benefits, or the way we work with vendors to make returns easy, every employee at DOW is focused on the best customer experience."

To learn more about DOW Technologies, please visit www.dowtechnologies.com or call 1.800.627.2900. To read more about the CE Pro Quest for Quality Awards 2023, please visit https://www.cepro.com/news/2023-quest-for-quality-award-winners-top-ce-distributors/

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., DOW Technologies is one of the largest independently owned and operated technology distributors servicing independent retailers in the United States for 63 years. With seven 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

Meyer Distributing has named Weather Guard, Retrax, Mickey Thompson, Fab Fours, VP Racing, Chemical Guys, Lippert, Banks Outdoors, Big Ass Fans, and Metra as 2022 Vendor of the Year in their respective categories; and Rolston Hogstrom as 2022 Manufacturer Representative Agency of the Year.

April 6, 2023 -- Weather Guard, a WernerCo brand, is an industry leader in truck and van equipment, including boxes, drawer units, shelving, cabinets, and racks for trucks, vans, and utility vehicles. “Meyer is excited to award the 2022 Commercial Vendor of the Year to Weather Guard. This partnership saw major growth with the release of their 3rdgeneration toolbox and the fast-growing van market,” says Joel Terwiske, Commercial & Fleet Category Sales Manager at Meyer Distributing. “We look forward to a very busy, expanding commercial market in 2023, and Weather Guard will be a big part of that.” Weather Guard and Meyer have always been fortunate enough to work together closely. “We have seen what kind of success a true partnership can lead to,” notes Luke Musselwhite, Purchasing Manager at Meyer Distributing. “I am excited for what 2023 will bring, with our ever-growing infrastructure and Weather Guard’s dedication to bringing our industry the best product they can.”

When it comes to traditional accessories, Retrax has a reputation for providing high-quality, innovative covers backed by superior customer service and prompt product availability. “The entire Retrax team is what we expect from a business partner,” expresses Jeremy Schnaus, Traditional Truck Accessories Category Sales Manager at Meyer. “Retrax’s innovative methods to incentivize both the jobber and end-user have allowed both of us to capture more market share. We look forward to continuing our business partnership and helping to grow the Retrax brand.” Upon receiving the award, Andy Nephew, Senior Vice President of Sales at Retrax, expressed that “partnering with Meyer Distributing over the past 13 years has been a tremendous experience, both professionally and personally. It has allowed Retrax to offer its line of truck bed covers across the U.S. and has been an integral part of our growth during that time. Meyer has been the conduit between manufacturer and retailer, not only by delivering products in a timely manner, but also through providing a rare level of care and quality."   

In the Tire & Wheel division, Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels was second to none. “Mickey Thompson brings great products to the market and has outperformed its competitors in the past few years. They have always been and continue to be top-notch partners,” expresses Scott Hohler, Tire & Wheel Category Sales Manager at Meyer Distributing. Mickey Thomson Tires were built to win, with the desire to be better and to build record-breaking products. They are committed to building the best products for the street, strip, and off-road. Joseph Musson, Director of Performance Aftermarket Channel at Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels, responded to the award: “It has been an honor to work with the Meyer Distributing Team over the last several years. We have continued to strengthen and build the relationship between Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels, Meyer Distributing, and their valued customer base. I look forward to seeing what the future will bring in 2023 and beyond!”

Fab Fours is an industry-leading steel bumper and accessory manufacturer in the 4x4 & Off-Road division. They stand out from the rest by pushing the boundaries of innovation and design in every product they produce, consistently exceeding consumer demands. This is their 2nd year in a row winning this award. Jason Cummins, Meyer Distributing Purchasing Manager for the Fab Fours line, expresses that “Fab Fours once again delivered exceptional product, support, and customer service to Meyer Distributing in 2022. Their product innovation matched with their quality service is a recipe for success with Meyer and our customers. We look forward to continuing our success and strong relationship in 2023.” 

Meyer Distributing is proud to present VP Racing with our Performance Vendor of the Year Award for 2022. VP Racing is a world leader in fuel technology with a catalog of more than 80 fuel blends. “VP Racing has been an excellent partner over the last year for Meyer Distributing,” says Austin Zehr, Performance Category Sales Manager for Meyer. “Whether our team needs customer service or training, VP’s team is dedicated to making sure we have the support and information to succeed. We couldn’t be happier with the partnership we’ve developed over this past year.” Tiffany Dodd, National Sales Manager of Consumer Products at VP shared that “Meyer has been a great partner for VP Racing for the last 4 years. The team is always receptive to exploring novel solutions and testing new programs, like helping with our Branded Retail Sites. We feel confident when we refer customers their way, knowing that the Meyer team will do what it takes to make sure customers are serviced quickly and effectively.”

In the detail division, Chemical Guys shined brighter than any other. “Chemical Guys was an easy choice for Vendor of the Year,” stated Schnaus. “The planning and collaboration between Meyer Distributing and Chemical Guys is the type of partnership you wish all vendors had,” Johnny Hayes, Purchasing Manager at Meyer Distributing added. “Throughout 2022, Aaron and the team at Chemical Guys went above and beyond in building our partnership. From regular calls and quarterly promos to thinking outside the box on ways to capture new business together, they have proven that they are behind us 100%. This kind of teamwork naturally leads to growth with Meyer, as well as excitement from our entire team.” Chemical Guys echoed these sentiments: “Through diligent planning and collaboration, we were able to approach every customer that Meyer services as a potential customer for Chemical Guys,” states Phil Reed, Vice President of Sales at Chemical Guys. “This collaboration resulted in success for the customer, for Meyer, and for Chemical Guys! We are very excited and grateful to have been recognized as Meyer’s 2022 Vendor of the Year.”

Looking at 12-Volt, “Metra has been a great partner for us, says Cody White, 12-Volt Category Sales Manager at Meyer Distributing. Metra is the world leader for car stereo dash kids and a wide variety of 12V accessories. “They continue to expand their offerings into multiple categories. We are excited to see what the future holds as we continue to work together, states White” “On behalf of Metra Electronics we greatly appreciate our strategic partnership with Meyer and this award, expresses Jon Brothers, Regional Outside Sales for Metra. “Having 14 brands under the Metra hat, Meyer has helped educate their dealers in all categories, such as truck accessories, RV, marine and powersports, about opportunities for growth in 12-volt product sales and installations.”

In the RV sector, Lippert stood out above the rest. “The team at Lippert went above and beyond in 2022, said Johnny Hayes, Purchasing Manager at Meyer. “They have proven time and time again what a partner looks like, and they continue to work well with all of us at Meyer to continue solid growth and recognition in the market.” Matt Clauss, Lippert’s Director of Sales for Aftermarket Exterior, commented: “We are truly humbled to receive this award, and we appreciate the partnership between our companies. We look forward to another successful and exciting year together in 2023!”

The outdoors division is a newer market for Meyer Distributing. They have seen strong success with Banks Outdoors and wanted to recognize them for going above and beyond. Banks Outdoors is a sporting goods company that specializes in blinds, feeders, and watering systems. “Meyer Distributing and Banks Outdoors were fortunate to experience solid growth while continuing the great working relationship we’ve established through the year,” announced Scott Callison, Purchasing Manager for Meyer Distributing. “In this market, it’s key to have valuable partners that want to see each other succeed.” Mitch Banks, Owner of Banks Outdoors stated: “It is an honor to receive the Vendor of the Year Award from Meyer Distributing. From day one, our venture with Meyer has always felt like a partnership. When you surround yourself with great people, great things can happen!”

In the industrial supply division, Big Ass Fans experienced a big ass win. They’ve been helping dealers at Meyer keep their employees safe and happy in the hotter months. "Their evaporative coolers have been a home run for our dealers, and they have been a tremendous partner in just a very short time here at Meyer” expresses Nick Gramelspacher, Vice President of Brand Strategy at Meyer. “Big Ass Fans is honored to receive Meyer’s Vendor of the Year Award in the industrial supply division,” cheers Kevin Young, Director of Sales. “Meyer’s ability to deliver timely solutions for their customers uniquely qualifies them as an ideal partner for Big Ass Fans.”

When it came to the Manufacturer Representative Agency of the Year Award, one agency demonstrated true exceptionalism in 2022. “Meyer Distributing would like to recognize the contributions made by Chris Hogstrom and the entire Rolston Hogstrom team,” expressed Bruce Terwiske, Vice President of Purchasing. “Chris works very hard to ensure that his lines meet established sales goals and remain a valuable partner to Meyer's Purchasing and Marketing departments. Being named the Meyer Distributing MFG Representative of the Year is a special award; one earned through hard work and dedication.” Luke Musselwhite, Purchasing Manager at Meyer Distributing, added: “Chris has always been like family to us here at Meyer. He is quick to respond, and is always doing everything he can to promote Meyer. We are truly grateful for the relationships we have built in this industry, and Chris is a prime example of what a true partnership can lead to.” Chris Hogstrom, President of Rolston Hogstrom, Inc, proclaimed: “I have been working in distribution for 35 years, and I have never had another customer like Meyer. The term ‘partnership’ should have Meyer in its definition. Everyone takes ownership, everyone has the desire to win, and everyone treats others with the respect and kindness that is not seen in today’s business environment. I am honored and humbled by this award and I cherish the relationships I have built at Meyer.”

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