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Sessions will include new amplifier functionality, DSP best practices and RTA tuning techniques

Seattle, Wash., September 30th, 2021 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com) has announced that they will be exhibiting and hosting training seminars for attendees at Knowledgefest Indianapolis, being held at the Indiana Convention Center, October 8-10, 2021.

The AudioControl team will be hosting one training seminar per day, covering how to maximize system performance with AudioControl’s all-in-one amplifier solutions (Friday), how to make each system shine using DSP (Saturday), and the many benefits of utilizing the AudioControl DM-RTA—the ultimate test tool (Sunday).
"These educational tracks will help our dealer partners deliver the highest performing mobile audio solutions for their customers,” explained AudioControl’s National Trainer Matthew Palumbo. “We are excited to share information, show off some important new solutions-based products and spend quality time interacting in person with dealers from the region.”

KNOWLEDGEFEST INDIANAPOLIS TRAINING SCHEDULE (REGISTER HERE)

Friday, October 8th @ 2:45PM Room 110: AudioControl Amplifiers – The All-In-One Solution

Description: Learn about the recently expanded lineup of 12V power amplifiers from AudioControl and what makes them so unique and versatile. With the recently expanded LC integration series and D series DSP models plus all-weather options, come see why AudioControl is your go-to partner for great sounding, easy-to-install amplifiers with unique features and the industry's best warranty and customer service.

Saturday, October 9th @ 6:00PM Room 110: Demystifying the Black Box: Breaking Down DSP

Description: Join AudioControl’s National Trainer - Matthew Palumbo as he deconstructs and unravels the misconceptions of digital signal processors (DSP). Join to learn just how simple DSP can be, and how you could be using these powerful tools to produce better sounding systems with more predictable results. This is NOT just another DSP training course… this is truly a class you will not want to miss!

Sunday, October 10th @ 9:30AM Room 110: DM-RTA The Ultimate Audio Test Tool

Description: Learn how easily you can achieve fantastic results in systems using factory source units. Deliver outstanding system upgrades even when head units are on backorder. Using the DM-RTA to produce predictable results means better sounding systems, happier clients, and more return customers. Already have a DM-RTA but not sure when or how to use it? Don’t know why your shop needs a DM-RTA? Join us for this in-depth training from AudioControl and get answers!

VISIT AUDIOCONTROL AT THE 2021 KNOWLEDGEFEST INDIANAPOLIS, OCTOBER 8-10 BOOTH 313

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 visit audiocontrol.comor contact AudioControl at +1 425-775-8461 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

February 22, 2019 -- Audison is pleased to debut an exciting array of new products at Knowledgefest in Long Beach and Indianapolis.

Last year Audison introduced the very popular BMW Sound Pack. This year the all new F-150 Sound Pack is available for both the base model systems as well as the Sony systems. These Sound Packs will use the Prima AP5.9bit or the AP8.9bit for amplification. The replacement front speakers will be the all new APK690 or APK570, 6x9 and 5x7 component kits. The replacement rear speakers will employ the APX6.5 or the APX570. The subwoofer enclosures will either be the APBX8R or the APBX10AS, amplified enclosure depending on the vehicle and system. These Sound Packs will include the wire harnesses and speaker adaptors included in the kits. The all new Ford F150 system configurator will be added to the Audison website next week.

The range of Prima components expands with the introduction of the new 2” wide range component speaker AP2. This speaker has an ultra-wide frequency response ranging from 150 Hz to 20kHz.

Our dealers have asked for 5x7 and 6x9 component kits. We have delivered. The all new APK570 and APK690 are here. These kits will use dedicated crossovers with each kit and will include the AP1 tweeter. As always, our Prima speakers are very efficient with a sensitivity of 93 dB for the tweeter and 93.5 dB for the woofer. The woofers will also be sold separately.

Prima’s compact subwoofer family expands with the introduction of the new 10” APS10 S4S single 4-ohm VC. To compliment this new woofer the APBX10 S4S compact enclosure will also debut.

Last, but definitely not least is the new Thesis TH 6.5II SAX, 6.5” woofer. This speaker was born from a blank sheet with the aim of overcoming all the limits dictated by compromise-oriented design choices. This philosophy allowed us to obtain extreme performance and a design projected into the future, faithful to the inspiring principle of maximum transparency of the musical message.

Please stop by our booths 1006 in Long Beach and 338 in Indianapolis to see these products as well as many more new products from Elettromedia.

Audison will be conducting a product training in Long Beach on Sunday @ 4:45 PM in the Seaside 5A and in Indianapolis on Saturday March 16th in room 116.

For information on Elettromedia products, contact Elettromedia-USA at 949-251-1851.

Oklahoma City, OK, March 23, 2017 -- DD Audio will be attending Knowledge-Fest, Indianapolis, IN (April 9-11). The focus at this year’s show will be empowering DD dealers with the tools needed to properly market and install DD Audio products.

The DD Work Van will be on display at booth #230 showcasing its 20,000 watt 16 x 8” sub system. Customers will also be able to speak with members of the sales and tech teams while getting up close and personal with the baddest DD products out on the market.

During K-Fest, DD will be hosting two technical trainings both focused on subwoofer enclosure design using the tried and true DD Box system. There’s still time to sign up, just click here. The training sessions will be held Sunday the 9th, from 2:00-3:00 PM (training room 105) and Monday 5:45-6:45 PM (training room 105). Aaron Trimble, National Product Trainer, will provide an in depth look at The DD Box enclosure design system.

The DD Box is a no-nonsense approach to enclosure design that works in real world applications allowing installers to consistently and efficiently design great sounding subwoofer enclosures for DD Audio subs. He will also be expanding on the basic DD Box system to help designers tailor enclosures to their customer's specific needs. In addition to attending the show, the DD Audio team will once again be taking advantage of the drive to and from the event by visiting current and potential dealers along the way. 

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

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

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

www.memphiscaraudio.com

Phone: 800-489-2300

Innovation and a history of profits will be the focus of the Memphis Audio at the Mobile Electronics Retailers Associations annual Indianapolis Knowledgefest show on March 15-17. Memphis booth #130 will be packed with new product designed to grow your bottom line. Stop by the booth and learn about the massive show specials only available to attendees of Knowledgefest! Everyone who stops by the booth will be registered to win a free pair of Memphis MBUD Air True Wireless Earbuds, no purchase necessary. Simply stop by and learn how to turn your shop into a profit machine with Memphis and you will be entered to win.

Training Sessions

Nick LoMonaco president of Memphis Audio and Ellis Mathis regional sales manager for Memphis will host two fun and informative training sessions which will focus on innovation, profits and the rich history of Memphis Audio.

Training dates and times:

Friday March 15th at 1:45PM

Sunday March 17th at 10:15AM

A Focus on Innovative Products and Solutions

Memphis Audio’s aggressive attitude towards product innovation will be a main component of the training sessions. Experience the new game changing VIV1422 SixFive Series subwoofer featuring a massive 7.5” voice coil which produces a flat frequency response while soaking up a massive 2200w/4400w of power making it one of the first true SPL and SQ subwoofers ever created. Learn how you can revolutionize your powersports, marine and classic car business with a live demonstration of the new Memphis Audio MXAMCAPP Headless Unit App Controlled Hideaway Source Unit. Get to know the ever-growing line of marine and powersports audio solutions including some of the most powerful and innovative soundbars and tower speakers on the market, along with numerous new car audio products.

100 Years of Profitability

A portion of the training will focus on the rich history of Memphis Audio.  Memphis is a division of the Fulmer Companies, a 3rd generation family owned business which was started 100 years ago in 1919. For a century Memphis has remained true to its mission statement – Turns and Profits for Dealers, Performance and Value for Consumers, Backed by the Best Service in the Industry. Learn how this mission still holds true and how you can depend on Memphis to help your business succeed.

Technical Overview and In-depth Product Information

Spend time with the proven winners in the Memphis lineup and learn what makes them special along with the tips and tricks on how to properly demo and present these superior products. Ellis will take you through a listening experience and hands on instructions on how to properly tune a variety of Memphis products to achieve maximum performance. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn about the plethora of new and exciting products and staples of the Memphis lineup that will make your shop a profit machine!

SPECIAL OFFERS ONLY AVAILABLE TO TRAINING ATTENDEES!

You don’t want to miss the Memphis Audio Training! Memphis will be giving an exclusive door prize to attendees of the training. Only those who attend the training will receive this awesome prize so be sure to sign up and show up early to claim your prize. All attendees of the training will automatically be entered to win a Memphis shopping spree. Training attendees also unlock exclusive deep discounts and show specials only available to those who enroll in the training.

Holly Hill, Fla. – March 7, 2019 – Metra Electronics® is hosting three training sessions at the 2019  KnowledgeFest™ event in Indianapolis for mobile electronics installers. As a Diamond Ultra sponsor, Metra is proud to support the industry by providing in-depth training sessions for installers which will outline new ways car audio shops can expand their business with powersports customizations and reduce installation time with new audio integration products. The Installer Institute® will also be at the show, promoting their mobile electronics training programs and continuing education courses for existing installation professionals.

The training session “Reach New Markets with Metra’s Latest Solutions” will help installers grow their business with powersports and marine customization services. Attendees will learn how to use Metra’s latest aftermarket safety, lighting and audio accessories to diversify into these growing markets and take advantage of additional opportunities beyond traditional car audio. During this training, Metra will cover the newest products launched within the last year designed for popular powersports, motorcycle, Jeep® and marine applications. This vendor training session will be held on Friday, March 15 at 3:00 PM and Sunday, March 17 at 10:15 AM.

“The Future of Integration and How the Axxess DSP Can Help” training session will address the growing complexity of vehicle technology and OEM integration. With the reduction in OE radio chassis sizes, the rising popularity of tablet-style screens, and many of the personalization features controlled through the OE radio, it is difficult for shops to offer simple aftermarket solutions that are “plug and play.” This training will cover the new Axxess AX-DSP product line and how these solutions can increase sales in the showroom and decrease time in the bay. Metra will also discuss how to use and set up the AX-DSP-X and AX-DSP-LITE through the app for complete tuning control. This training will also go over and explain how to use the different types of applications offered within the AX-DSP line, including CAN-based systems, new A2B systems, MOST25, and MOST50 vehicle technology. This vendor training session will be hosted on Saturday, March 16 from 4:45 – 5:45 PM.

Metra’s customers can register for KnowledgeFest at no cost using Metra’s VIP code, available by request from their sales representative. Metra will be at booth #222 from 3/15 - 3/17. Additional information about the show, produced by the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA), is available at KnowledgeFest.org

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 into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make more dash kits for the most vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 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™ and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 800.221-0932.

Holly Hill, Fla. – March 17, 2022 – Metra Electronics® is heading to Indianapolis, IN to host new training sessions at KnowledgeFest™ and showcase their latest aftermarket installation products. At the booth will also be a 2017 Jeep Wrangler, provided by Car Stereo One,customized with Metra products. Metra’s training sessions will cover new products launched at The SEMA Show. This includes new Axxess® integration products and DSPs, Saddle Tramp® lighting and audio upgrades that fit Harley-Davidson®, aftermarket accessories that fit Jeep® Wrangler and Gladiator, and new vehicle lighting solutions from Heise®. As a Diamond Ultra sponsor, Metra is proud to support the industry by providing in-depth training sessions for installers at the event, hosted April 1-3. Training sessions include:

“Simplify your Install with Axxess DSPs” on Friday, April 1 at 1:45 PM and Sunday, April 3 at 9:30 AM

This training will cover the entire Axxess DSP product line, highlight new vehicle coverage, and showcase the newest app features. Metra will show installers how these solutions can increase sales in the showroom and decrease time in the bay. Attendees will learn how to use and set up Axxess DSPs through the app for complete tuning control and when to use the DSP “Lite” versus “X” solutions. This training will also explain how to use the different types of applications offered within the AXDSP line, including CAN-based systems, new A2B systems, MOST25, and MOST50 vehicle technology.

“New Accessories for Jeep® Wrangler and Gladiator” on Friday, April 1 at 3:00 PM

Installers will learn how to upgrade the look and sound system of the latest Jeep® models using Metra’s newest accessories designed for Jeep® Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT models. This session will go over installing the new Metra RGB lighting kit with plug-n-play connections and expandable Heise lighting options. It will also showcase Metra’s new Talon Attack™ replacement grille, amplifier installation kits, and new accessory harnesses that make adding aftermarket lighting even easier for installers.

“New Saddle Tramp Audio Upgrades for Harley-Davidson® Motorcycles” on Saturday, April 1 at 4:15 PM

Metra makes it easy to upgrade the audio system in Harley-Davidson® motorcycles with Saddle Tramp’s newest products. Learn more about the new DSP kits with a built-in interface that reflashes the OE radio and gives installers full tuning control from the palm of their hand. This session will also introduce the new motorcycle accessories from Metra that will upgrade the music experience and provide easy integration using Metra’s improved radio replacement kits and harnessing.

“New Vehicle Lighting Trends with Heise” on Saturday, April 2 at 5:30 PM

Lighting upgrades are in demand and Metra’s newest products from Heise deliver just what installers need to meet the latest trends in automotive lighting. Learn about the new and improved Heise lightbars and cube lights, projector series LED bulbs, new wheel lights, RGB and RGBW underglow kits, and the popular third brake light designed for the new 2021 Ford® Bronco. This training session includes valuable tips for selling and installing these new LED lighting solutions from Heise.

“Advanced Integration Made Easy with Axxess and Metra” on Sunday, April 3 at 10:45 AM

Attendees will learn about the newest solutions from Axxess and Metra that make vehicle integration easy, even with some of the notoriously complex vehicle systems. This training session gives in-depth installation information for Metra’s new AXPIO integration kits for Pioneer® receivers, Metra’s latest TurboTouch® dash kits, and new Axxess interfaces hitting the market.

Metra’s customers can register for the KnowledgeFest event at no cost using Metra’s VIP code, available by request from their sales representative. Once registered for the event, attendees will also need to register online at KnowledgeFest.org for each training session they will attend. Metra will be at booth #201 from April 1-3 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. See additional details about the show, produced by the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA), at KnowledgeFest.org.

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® and Daytona Lights®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium AV and surveillance products from MetraAV™. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

Holly Hill, Fla. – September 29, 2021 – Metra Electronics® is heading to Indianapolis, Indiana, to host six training sessions at KnowledgeFest™ and showcase their latest aftermarket installation products. At the booth will also be a 2020 Jeep® Gladiator Sport S built by Vincent Murray of Team Nutz. The Kevlar® coated Jeep® is customized from the front to the back with Metra’s Heise LED RGB lights and accessories, RGB underglow kit, Metra PowerSports whip lights, and more.

Metra’s training sessions will outline new integration products, lighting and audio upgrades for Harley-Davidson®, aftermarket accessories for Jeep® Wrangler and Gladiator, and new products for upgrading vehicle safety systems. Installer Institute® will also host a session to show shops how to connect with trained, certified graduates through their online career portal and explain the future of mobile electronics education. As a Diamond Ultra sponsor, Metra is proud to support the industry by providing in-depth training sessions for installers. Training sessions include:

“Simplify your Install with Axxess DSPs” on Friday, October 8 at 1:30 PM

This training will cover the entire Axxess DSP product line, highlight new vehicle coverage, and showcase the newest app features. Metra will show installers how these solutions can increase sales in the showroom and decrease time in the bay. Attendees will learn how to use and set up Axxess DSPs through the app for complete tuning control and when to use the DSP “Lite” versus “X” solutions. This training will also explain how to use the different types of applications offered within the AXDSP line, including CAN-based systems, new A2B® systems, MOST25®, and MOST50® vehicle technology.

“New Accessories for Jeep® Wrangler/Gladiator from Metra” on Friday, October 8 at 2:45 PM

Metra has focused an entire product line on the growing market of Jeep® owners who want to customize their rides to be louder and reflect their own personal style. This session will help them learn about the new speaker adapter plates, backup camera options, complete integration solutions, and LED lighting solutions designed to fit Jeep® Wrangler JL and Gladiator models. Attendees will hear valuable tips for selling and installing these new products that will give them additional opportunities to sell a full range of upgrades to loyal Jeep® customers.

“New Lighting and Audio Upgrades for Harley-Davidson® Motorcycles” on Saturday, October 9 at 4:45 PM

How can shops cut down installation time on audio and lighting upgrades? Metra’s Saddle Tramp brand is here to help with even more new products launching this season. Attendees will be the first to learn about new Axxess DSPs that fit Harley-Davidson® with a built-in re-flashing feature and Saddle Tramp’s newest replacement inner fairing. Attendees will learn how to offer upgrades to make their customer’s motorcycles louder and more stylish, without the need for labor-intensive custom fabrication and wiring.

“Upgrading Vehicle Safety Systems with iBEAM” on Saturday, October 9 at 6:00 PM

As more consumers upgrade their vehicles, safety and convenience features should not be left out of the selling strategy. Attendees will learn about the aftermarket safety features they should be selling and how to install iBEAM’s newest products. This session will go over the hot-button selling points and features that consumers are asking for plus installation tips to give installers a better understanding of what is involved in an upgrade.

“The Future of Mobile Electronics Education with Installer Institute” on Sunday, October 10 at 9:30 AM

There are some things best learned with hands-on training. Mobile electronics education is one of them. Attendees of this session will learn how Installer Institute has adapted its curriculum to include courses designed to give students practical training for car audio installations plus additional skills for home theater integration, marine audio, upholstery, security, remote start installation, window tinting and more. For shops looking for trained, MECP and MESA certified installers, this session will show them how to connect with ii graduates through the online career portal and also explain what they can expect an ii graduate to have learned.

“Advanced Integration Made Easy with Axxess and Metra” on Sunday, October 10 at 10:45 AM

Attendees will learn about the newest solutions from Axxess and Metra that make vehicle integration easy, even with some of the notoriously complex vehicle systems. This training session gives in-depth installation information for Metra’s new AXPIO-JL1 integration kit for Jeep® Wrangler, Metra’s latest TurboTouch® dash kits, and new Axxess interfaces hitting the market.

Metra’s customers can register for the KnowledgeFest event at no cost using Metra’s VIP code, available by request from their sales representative. Once registered for the event, attendees will also need to register online at KnowledgeFest.org for each training session they will attend. Metra will be at booth #302 from October 8th-10th at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Additional information about the show, produced by the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA), is available at KnowledgeFest.org.

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

The $2.1 Billion Dollar Category and Growing

March 5, 2019 -- Race Sport Lighting, leading the way for the past 12 years as the Pioneer for the lighting category is hosting a lighting training session at KnowledgeFest in Indiana. The first half of the training focuses on the recipe for success in the lighting category. The second half of the training will be “CORE” training on the newest technology in lighting that dealers need to know to be successful and eliminate problems in the install bay.

Meet with us at KnowledgeFest in Indianapolis at Booth # 539. Training will take place on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 12:30 pm in the Marriott Ballroom 3 – 2nd Floor.

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

For more information on pricing and becoming a dealer, please visit us online at https://www.racesportinc.com/customer/account/login/or call us at 847-327-0073.

September 29, 2021 -- The Sony Car Audio team will be exhibiting and training at KnowledgeFest from October 8-10 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

The team will have their new 2021 Toyota CH-R Sony mobile ES demo car in booth #402, giving live demos. Products will be displayed in their new mobile ES display and retailers will have the ability to interact with team members to learn about mobile ES products and how Sony supports the independent specialist retailer.

“We’re excited about getting in front of our retailers at an event like this, as it gives us the ability to really show off the products and provide great education about our line and support,” said Kris Bulla, Sony National Product Trainer. “Our team is ready to get back to a normal pace of in-person activity and events.”

Sony will be hosting four trainings at the event:

  • Friday – 2:45PM-3:45PM – Sony mobile ES Training
  • Saturday – 4:45PM-5:45PM – Sony New Products and Retailer Support
  • Saturday – 6:00PM-7:00PM – Sony mobile ES Training
  • Sunday – 10:45PM-11:45PM – Sony mobile ES Training

For questions about training, events, or products, retailers can reach the Sony team via the Sony Tech Line at 855-SONY-12V.

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