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Anthony Hostetler, Oracle Lighting Industrial Designer, Was Evacuated During the Recent Major Storm and Took the Opportunity to Talk with H.S. Students in his Indiana Home Town About the Automotive Design Industry

METAIRIE, LA, Sept. 20, 2021 – Oracle Lighting (www.oraclelights.com), the market leader in high quality and innovative LED solutions for the automotive/12-volt, power sports, marine, and motorcycle markets, continues its youth engagement outreach despite Hurricane Ida evacuations.

Anthony Hostetler, an Oracle Lighting industrial designer, was one of many who were evacuated from Louisiana during the recent hurricane. Hostetler took the opportunity to visit his hometown high school of Westview Jr-Sr High School in Topeka, Ind. to speak with an Advanced Drawing class about the automotive design industry.

“Many students have a limited idea of the options they have when entering a creative field, and I welcomed the chance to show them a different avenue of thinking and a unique way to use their artistic talents," explained Hostetler. “These students were receptive to learning more about how automotive design blends creativity and technical skill.”

Hostetler’s presentation included a day-to-day look at his position with Oracle Lighting and his journey to finding the industry. He also demonstrated standard design processes and technology, including the company's new 3D scanning system. Before concluding with a question-and-answer session, Hostetler showed students some of the latest projects from Oracle Lighting including custom Deluge D12 hypercar exterior lighting and flush-mount tail lights for the Jeep Gladiator.

“Early exposure to this field is important for those considering a future career in our quickly adapting industry, and these opportunities for youth outreach allow us to foster curiosity in new generations," continued Hostetler. “Investing time into these students is the first step to helping them to cultivate a mindset of ingenuity and develop their skill set that could later benefit the automotive design industry.”

In August 2021, Hostetler also hosted two local high school students at Oracle Lighting's Louisiana headquarters for a similar exploratory workshop. These students also had the chance to job-shadow the industrial designer at work.

“We welcome the opportunity to expand our youth engagement programs, and this chance during hurricane evacuations was an unexpected benefit,” noted Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting founder and director of product development. “At Oracle Lighting, we recognize the importance of supporting future innovators and sparking their interest in the automotive market. Planting that seed in young minds is the key to continuing to push our industry forward into the future.”

Oracle Lighting was recently ranked as the third fastest growing company in the entire metro New Orleans area according to New Orleans CityBusiness magazine.

Oracle Lighting has safely re-opened post-hurricane and has resumed normal operations.

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.

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..

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

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

The dual rear subwoofer kit will be available through authorized Rockford Fosgate retail locations beginning in October

TEMPE, Ariz. – September 17, 2021 – Rockford Fosgate (www.rockfordfosgate.com), the industry leader in high-performance audio systems, delivers maximum bass performance with its all-new 1,000-Watt dual 10-inch rear subwoofer solution for select Can-Am Maverick® X3 MAX 2017 and newer vehicles. Authorized Rockford Fosgate dealers will offer the X317MAX-RSS kit in October with a MSRP of $1869.99.

Designed as an upgrade for aftermarket Rockford Fosgate Can-Am Stage-3/4/5/6 systems, the rear subwoofer solution adds two additional 10-inch subwoofers to existing Stage 3 through Stage 6 aftermarket kits. The two 10" subwoofers are loaded in enclosures that mount underneath the rear driver and passenger seats. They are powered by a 1,000 watt, next-generation IPX6 rated M5-1000X1 amplifier that securely mounts inside the rear center tunnel. The amplifier features the Rockford Fosgate PRESET switch for easy set-up, allowing maximum performance without any tuning and connects seamlessly using the included wiring harnesses and hardware.

By using factory mounting locations, the plug-n-play system easily integrates into the vehicle, compliments the factory fit and finish with its texture matched exterior, and is built 100% Element Ready™ to withstand water, dirt mud, and UV rays of the off-road environment.

X3 owners who want to get a first look at the new X317MAX-RSS should visit the Sand Sport Super Show being held this weekend in Costa Mesa, California where Rockford will debut this new dual subwoofer solution.

For more information on Sand Sport Super Show™ visit their event site.

For more about Rockford Fosgate rockfordfosgate.com.

Setting the standard for excellence in the audio industry, the Rockford Corporation markets and distributes high-performance audio systems for the mobile, motorsport, and marine audio aftermarket and OEM market. Headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., Rockford Corporation is a publicly traded company and manufactures or distributes its products under the brand: Rockford Fosgate®. For more information, please visit: www.rockfordfosgate.com.

The Stage 1 system will be available through authorized Rockford Fosgate retail locations beginning in October

TEMPE, Ariz. – September 17, 2021 – Rockford Fosgate (www.rockfordfosgate.com), the industry leader in high-performance audio systems, is excited to announce the RNGR18-STG1 audio system, their latest audio innovation for Polaris Ranger® vehicles is available soon at a MSRP of $619.99.

This new all-in-one audio solution is purpose built for the off-road environment featuring a single enclosure that houses a pair of 5.25-inch speakers and a Bluetooth® ready source unit. The audio components are pre-installed so that this kit can be quickly installed in place of the factory center cup holder and connected using the included plug-and-play harness.

Jake Braaten, VP of Business and Product Development at Rockford stated, “Ranger owners will love that this kit delivers the Rockford Fosgate sound they expect, with easy installation, quick Bluetooth pairing, and right out of the box performance, so everything just works.”

The 5.25-inch speakers are rated to handle 50 watts of power and feature a full-range coaxial design, for solid mid bass response and crisp high-end output. The PMX-1 source unit includes a 2.3-inch wet bonded dot matrix display, so it’s built rugged and it’s also easy to read in any light, day, or night. With Bluetooth connectivity, to quickly get your playlist loaded as well as an AM/FM/WB tuner you have all the music and information at your fingertips. Plus, all components of the system are Element Ready™ so that they perform regardless of water, dirt, mud, or UV rays.

Those who want to experience the new Stage 1 system should visit the Sand Sport Super Show being held this weekend in Costa Mesa, California where Rockford will debut this new all-in-one audio solution.

For more information on Sand Sport Super Show™ visit their event site.

For more about Rockford Fosgate rockfordfosgate.com.

Setting the standard for excellence in the audio industry, the Rockford Corporation markets and distributes high-performance audio systems for the mobile, motorsport, and marine audio aftermarket and OEM market. Headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., Rockford Corporation is a publicly traded company and manufactures or distributes its products under the brand: Rockford Fosgate®. For more information, please visit: www.rockfordfosgate.com.

HOLLY HILL, Fla. – September 15, 2021 – Heise LED Lighting Systems® by Metra Electronics® announced on Wednesday that they will be teaming up with Deland, Florida's Daniel Dye and GMS Racing for this week's running of the ARCA Menards Series' Bush's Beans 200 at the legendary Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.

Daniel Dye's racecars have featured Heise's parent company, Metra Electronics, since 2018 at numerous short-track venues. This will be the first time Heise LED Lighting Systems will be featured on the quarter panels on the #21 Chevrolet SS. "We couldn't be more thrilled to work with Daniel and have Heise front and center for this race at Bristol," said Jake Bates of Metra Electronics. "Daniel’s Race to Stop Suicide program has been a great cause for our community and we are proud to help support his mission. This week’s race is also a great opportunity to expose viewers to Heise and the wide range of aftermarket vehicle lighting upgrades that we offer," he added.

"It's pretty special to me to have Heise LED on our racecar for one of the biggest races of the season. Everyone from Metra and their team have been huge supporters of ours for years, and to represent Heise LED Lighting Systems at the Bristol highbanks, on national television and radio, is truly a dream come true. I can't thank them enough for the continued support and hope to park that beautiful American themed No. 21 Chevy in victory lane,” says Daniel Dye.

The Bush's Baked Beans 200 marks the last race of the ARCA Menards East Series and the third to last race of the ARCA Menards National Series. Dye is poised to make his run for the ARCA East Championship title with only 24 points separating him from the leader and will attempt to repeat history with the same team that won last year with another GMS Racing driver.

Daniel Dye will take the green flag at the "World's Fastest Half-Mile" this Thursday, September 16th. The race will be televised live on FS1 starting at 6:30 pm EST and on MRN/SiriusXM radio, followed by the Camping World Truck Series' UNOH 200 Presented by Ohio Logistics for a racing doubleheader.

Heise LED lights feature better construction, inside and out. Known for better, reliable lighting coverage, Heise’s torture-tested, high-performance vehicle and marine lighting accessories are available to authorized Metra dealers around the world. For more information visit us at HeiseLED.com or find us on Facebook or Instagram.

Metra Electronics is celebrating its 75th anniversary as “The Installer’s Choice®” for aftermarket automotive products. This US-based manufacturer offers audio, lighting, safety, and installation accessories for modifications to automotive vehicles in addition to powersports equipment, boats, motorcycles, semi-trucks, race cars, and more. Visit us at MetraOnline.com or find us on Facebook or Instagram to learn more.

STILLWATER, USA – Citing reasons that relate to the current pandemic, KICKER® is announcing its choice to cancel plans to exhibit live at November’s annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

KICKER had planned a booth showcasing product, demo vehicles and celebrity appearances for attendees prior to this week’s decision. The mobile-audio company has also decided to suspend all corporate travel and events through December.

“Management continues to make the health and well-being of our employees and customers the top priority,” said Kevin Campbell, Director of Global Marketing. “This is a tough decision, but one we feel must be made.”

Before this decision, KICKER Corporate had plans to attend the Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, Calif., and MERA KnowledgeFest in Dallas, along with the SEMA Show. In August, KICKER had canceled its appearance at Dallas KnowledgeFest, just prior to the event itself postponing until December.

No further details are available at present time. If more information should become available, KICKER will provide it as warranted.

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

September 2021 marks the 20th Anniversary of Maxxsonics USA

Libertyville, Ill. – Founded in 2001 by a handful of consumer/mobile electronics veterans, Maxxsonics USA has grown into a flourishing culture, following, and lifestyle featuring car enthusiast individuals inspired by audio that crave installations in every machine and vehicle with superior sound. Now with a fully dedicated team who live and breathe that same passion for audio in all of the products they design, Maxxsonics USA continues to pave the way in possibilities for what audio can sound like when pushed to the limit in any machine or vehicle, no matter the installation size.

Starting as a “mobile-only” business and expanding horizons into Marine, then UTV and Off-road, there are now many different product offerings for many selections of machines or vehicles. From MB Quart Nautic speakers for every on-the-water boat adventure to Hifonics ALPHA amplifiers that are so compact in size that fit in nearly any vehicle space, Maxxsonics USA has created products that offer possibilities in any scenario, wherever the adventure may lead.

On the 20-year company journey, Alden Stiefel, President of Maxxsonics USA, said, “From starting as a “mobile-only” business and expanding into explosive growth in the Powersports industry with MB Quart and Hifonics being OEM for Polaris and Kawasaki, I am honored and excited to see the Maxxsonics USA story and trajectory unfold in such a short period. From the expansive product offerings across the entire family of audio brands to the ever-growing company size including, the opening of an entirely new facility in Arizona – Maxxsonics USA is a testament of audio dedication, brand loyalty, and expanding horizons into what the future may hold.”

With product offerings growing throughout the decades in nearly every aspect of travel and lifestyle, so has the staff and company size. Over the last two decades, Maxxsonics USA has grown from a small, single-digit employee-size company to a larger middle-size company that has now expanded into Arizona. In 2001, Maxxsonics USA started as a small office building in Lake Zurich, IL, and then moved to a larger building while remaining in the same northwest suburb Chicago.

A few years ago, Maxxsonics USA moved to an even larger office building with an expansive warehouse facility in Libertyville, IL. This past year Maxxsonics USA even opened its doors to an ALL-NEW Arizona facility to focus and improve R&D, model-making, and environmental testing capabilities. A growing product selection and ongoing presence at events and trade shows have increased visibility and popularity across the entire family of audio brands, which now include MB Quart, Hifonics, Crunch, and Autotek. From Jeep Beach to Sand Sports Super Show, SEMA, to Overland Expo, Maxxsonics USA continues to expand awareness and exposure of the newest products and offerings where the industry and lifestyle demands.

Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product & Marketing, also said, “I have been with Maxxsonics for almost 75 percent of the company’s existence, and I am extremely proud of all that we have been able to accomplish. Under Alden's leadership, we have steadily grown into a leading supplier in a very competitive market. 20, greatly successful years is the result of our team's efforts to push the envelope and improve on what we all do every day. It is that dedication from our team that gives me an immense sense of pride to work at Maxxsonics.”

A crucial milestone has been the growing partnership and collaboration with OEM suppliers that include Polaris, Kawasaki, and CFMOTO. With these well-known and high-tier brands, Maxxsonics USA has developed, collaborated, and brought to fruition audio kits for multiple vehicle lineups that include the Polaris Ranger, Polaris RZR, Honda Talon, and Kawasaki KRX. With these ongoing partnerships and room for more in the future, Maxxsonics USA continues to push horizons in every corner of machine and vehicle.

Adding to the rapid growth of Maxxsonics USA and a reflection of the last 20 years, Sherri Sawyer, Vice President of Finance & CFO, known as Employee #1, who helped start and build the company up for what it has grown into today, added, “To be a part of this family company from the first day and to see what it’s grown into is truly special. From the rapid growth of variety in product selections to the simultaneous increase in employee size, Maxxsonics has turned into an audio beacon for car enthusiasts, music lovers, and everything in between. I’m so happy to continue to be a part of the rich history and evolving Maxxsonics story.”

Over the last two decades, Maxxsonics USA has continued to define the standard in audio and push the possibility of innovation with products for any occasion and need. In 2021, Hifonics launched the ALL-NEW ZEUS Theta amplifier line that was crafted and designed specifically in remembrance of Mr. Tremendous, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Ted Henricks. These special amplifiers capture the pulse of Hifonics and the inspiration that Ted left on Hifonics as a brand and Maxxsonics as a company. ZEUS Theta amplifiers carried on Ted’s mission of perfecting customer service towards others with 110 percent high-quality audio, as Ted brought to his job at Maxxsonics every single day. For every off-road adventure that turns into a canyon of darkness, there are Autotek LED Round Lights to shine brightness upon the unknown, and for any narrow forest mountain trail that demands concert levels of sound, there are MB Quart Universal Overhead Systems that will project music that will be heard from miles away.

From milestone innovations like affordable Class-D to illumination on speakers and amplifiers and the newly announced Jeep Tuned Audio Kits for Jeep Wrangler (JL)/Gladiator (JT) vehicles - across the entire family of audio brands, Maxxsonics USA keeps pushing the boundaries for creation and innovation with products and solutions for every adventure and calling. Here’s to an incredible 20th anniversary while it’s time to turn the page toward the horizons of the future on what tomorrow will bring. For more details on Maxxsonics USA or the entire family of audio brands, visit the website at https://maxxsonics.com/.

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics USA is a global leader in the mobile, marine, and Powersports audio industries specializing in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories branded Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally, Maxxsonics USA is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT vehicles, Kawasaki off-road vehicles, and Polaris® off-road vehicles. For additional information, go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/.

National Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise continues growth in Georgia

KENNESAW, Ga.– Sept. 14, 2021 –Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, has just announced the opening of a brand new location in Kennesaw, Georgia. The store is under the ownership of Michael Kruse.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for me to join the Tint World®family of franchises and gives me the best path for the greatest success in this industry," Kruse said. “I look forward to providing Kennesaw with the automotive styling products and services that Tint World® has come to be known for.”

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

“We’ve been steadily growing throughout Georgia, and this new Kennesaw location is a great addition to the Tint World® franchise,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World®. “Michael’s passion for the auto styling industry will ensure this location will be an asset to our brand and to his community. I know that with his drive and his experienced team, together they will succeed in making this a first-class operation. We look forward to witnessing his success!”

The new store is located at 3161 Cobb Pkwy NW STE 200, Kennesaw, GA 30152, and it can be reached at (770) 696-3141. For more information on all the products and services Tint World® Kennesaw provides, visit their website athttps://www.tintworld.com/locations/ga/kennesaw-095/

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

Founded in 1982, Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ is America’s largest and fastest-growing automotive accessories and window tinting international franchise, specializing in car and truck accessories, mobile electronics, audio-video equipment, security systems, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, custom wheel and tire packages, maintenance and repair services, and much more.  

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

Boss Audio Systems have made the decision not to participate at the 2021 SEMA show

OXNARD, Calif., September 13, 2021 – BOSS Audio Systems, a leader and innovator in Powersports audio and video products, have decided not to participate in this year’s SEMA Convention in Las Vegas, NV due to current health and safety concerns, as well as the health and well-being of their employees. Although the BOSS Audio Systems team attends the SEMA show annually, sharing their newest products and ideas throughout the week, they had to make the decision to pull out of this year’s indoor convention.

“Every year, we look forward to connecting with our global community at shows like SEMA. This is not a decision we have taken lightly as we have been attending SEMA for many years,” said Navid Farhand, EVP of Sales and Marketing at BOSS International Group. “SEMA has become one of the most important events we attend all year, and we always enjoy catching up with old colleagues as well as having the opportunity to meet with new people and showing the world what we have coming up next year. Unfortunately, as a company we have a responsibility to keep our employees safe and healthy, which is why we had to make the difficult decision of pulling out of SEMA this year. We hope everybody has an awesome time at the show and we cannot wait to see everybody again soon.”

For more information on Boss Audio Systems, please visit https://www.bossaudio.com/.

For more information on SEMA, please visit https://www.semashow.com/.

Since 1987 BOSS has produced quality audio and video products that feature the latest technology while consistently delivering a clean and powerful sound. Our in-house acoustic, design, mechanical, and electronics engineers collaborate with a vast resources of global manufacturing partners, working as a team to infuse products with state-of-the-art features that have made each listening experience more enjoyable for over 30 years.

The company offers more than 400 car, marine, and Power Sports products that are sold in 130 countries, both in storefront retailers and online. Headquartered in Oxnard, CA, with offices in Shenzhen, China, BOSS leverages robust logistical and production capabilities to create optimized audio and video experiences as well as deliver innovative products.

All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

The Off-Road Audio System Market Leader Will Showcase a Host of its Installed Systems in its Booth During the Event

OXNARD, Calif., Sept. 13, 2021 – SSV Works (www.ssvworks.com), the market leader in powersports and off-road audio systems, is proud to announce it is featuring a number of its new market leading audio solutions during the 2021 Sand Sports Super Show, held in Costa Mesa, Calif. Sept. 17-19 at the Orange County Fair and Event Center, booth 708-OS.

“As the industry and world get back to business, we could not be more excited to exhibit at the 2021 Sand Sports Super Show,” said Trevor Kaplan, SSV Works CEO. “We will be featuring our top rides with our latest product installs. We can’t wait to get in front of the thousands of off-road enthusiasts the Sand Sports Super Show once again and blow them away with the best audio in the market.”

During the 2021 Sand Sports Super Show, SSV Works will be featuring:

  • RZ5-DR65 – Polaris RZR Pro XP4 6.5-inch Rear-Door Speaker-Pods
  • KX-F65 – 2020+ Kawasaki Teryx KRX 6.5-inch Front-Kick Speaker-Pods
  • KX-R1 – 2020+ Kawasaki Teryx KRX JVC MR1 Media Receiver Plug-&-Play Kit
  • MRB2R – Universal Bluetooth Rocker-Switch Audio-System w/200-Watt Amplifier
  • RG4-R1 – 2019+ Polaris Ranger JVC MR1 Media Receiver Plug-&-Play Kit
  • RG4-F65 – 2019+ Polaris Ranger 6.5-inch Front-Kick Speaker-Pods

“2021 has seen SSV Works announce a number of new, market leading audio systems for today’s leading side-by-sides,” Kaplan continued. “We recently announced the launch of our new Polaris RZR Pro XP4 6.5-inch rear door speaker pods, as well as the launch of the industry first 6.5-inch Kick Panel Speaker Pods for the 2020+ Kawasaki Teryx KRX1000, and the JVC MR1 Media Receiver Plug-&-Play Kit for 2020+ Kawasaki Teryx KRX. The 2021 Sand Sports Super Show is an ideal occasion to showcase our new and exciting audio kits to thousands of side-by-side enthusiasts who are hungry to get back on the trails.”

For more information, please visit www.SSVWorks.com, call 818-991-1SSV (1778), or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Based out its 20,000-square-foot facility in Oxnard, Calif., SSV Works, or Side by Side Vehicle works, is a global leader in off-road, weatherproof audio systems for today’s hottest and most popular UTVs. To this day, SSV Works manufactures the UTV industry’s only purpose-built complete audio systems, offering every piece needed for a complete install. With more than 40 years in audio design and manufacturing experience, SSV Works is the top choice among UTV enthusiasts and professionals worldwide. SSV Works currently offers stereo systems for Polaris, Can-Am, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Arctic Cat, Jeep, and Honda vehicles. Take your ride to the next level- visit www.SSVWorks.com today!

Dallas, Texas – Nemesis Audio, maker of competition speakers and amplifiers since 2014, is shipping two new models of midrange speakers available in sizes 10-inch and 12-inch. With the growing Demand for Larger Pro Audio Speakers, Nemesis releases SPL Models: NA-PRO10 & NA-PRO12.   

Nemesis carefully designed and developed these for custom installations for bigger projects. This pro-audio speaker was specially designed for high SPL in the midrange frequencies and is assembled with the top of the line components for long lasting play during intense use.

Full Specifications:

10-inch MId-High Loudspeaker

1200W MAX / 800W RMS

100 Oz. Ferrite Magnet

3" Voice Coil

Aluminum Basket

Single 8 OHM Impedance

1-Layer Polycom Spider

Fiber Reinforced Paper Cone

Frequency Response: 50Hz - 4 KHz

Box building, car audio fundamentals to be featured topics at Las Vegas training facility

LAS VEGAS, September 8, 2021 (MEDIAWIRE) – Kingpin University, Nevada-based product supplier and trainer of mobile electronics professionals, announced two in-person training sessions taking place September 20-22 and November 17-19. The two sessions will instruct students on box building and the fundamentals of car audio, respectively, and will be held at the company’s combo retail and training facility in Henderson.

Starting September 20, Box Building 101 promises to teach enclosure design in a way that maximizes sound and style. The curriculum will instruct attendees on calculating box size and selecting build characteristics to optimize performance of different subwoofers. It will also cover shaping, securing and covering the enclosure, and charging appropriately for the work.

On November 17-19, the focus expands to the complete system with Fundamentals of Car Audio. The session was developed to equip new installers with a strong base of hands-on knowledge, and to provide a refresher for experienced technicians. The curriculum covers oscilloscope and RTA (Real-Time Analyzer) use, gain setting, system design, noise control, electronics, basic sales and fabrication, and more.

Each training session includes a take-home fabrication materials kit, achievement plaque and class project. Tuition for each session is $899, or $849 each if both sessions are reserved in the same transaction.

The training sessions will be conducted in accordance with current locally mandated health and safety guidelines. Masks are required while indoors. Precautions include increased cleaning, improved interior circulation and hand sanitizing stations.

“We are maintaining our momentum and satisfying the ongoing desire for learning, stemming from our May in-person classes and our workshops at KnowledgeFest Orlando,” said Jason Kranitz, owner and lead instructor at Kingpin University. “We look forward to seeing students in person and providing an opportunity for networking as well as training.”

To sign up for courses or get more information in Kingpin University courses and products, please visit kingpinuniversity.com.

LOCPRO ADVANCED enables PAC to enter the high-voltage line output converter category for modern vehicles

Clearwater, FL (September 13, 2021) – Today, PAC launched a full series of high-voltage line output converters under the brand name LOCPRO AVANCED, enabling installers to add aftermarket amplifiers to OEM head units, which is particularly important in today’s market. The line showcases PAC’s legacy of advanced technology, by featuring incredible input power capabilities, enhanced output controls and noise isolation countermeasures.

The line includes a 1-series (LPA-1.2 and LPA-1.4) which handles up to 20V input and a 2-series (LPA-2.2 and LPA-2.4) and E-series (LPA-E.4) that handle up to 40V.

The benefits of LOCPRO ADVANCED’s line output converters include:

  • On-board load resistors selection
  • High input power
  • Auto turn-on with wide range DC offset
  • Durable housing
  • Single stereo gain control
  • Up to 9.5V of output voltage
  • Turn-on mode (remote and DC)
  • Selectable ground isolation

Additional features for the 2-series:

  • 40V input power
  • Low pass filter
  • Bass boost
  • Removable quick connectors with screw type terminal
  • Optional Remote level controller (LPA-REM)

Additional features for the E-series:

  • Aluminum housing to increase thermal dissipation efficiency
  • 2 or 4 Input channel selection
  • Retains fader 4-ch in/out
  • Selectable turn on mode
  • Includes the remote level controller (LPA-REM)

For more information contact your local PAC sales representative or visit www.pac-integrate.com. If you are interested in becoming an authorized PAC dealer, contact our Global Headquarters, AAMP Global.

For over 32 years AAMP has advanced automotive aftermarket technology. The company’s R&D capabilities has positioned AAMP as the market leader in highly engineered integration solutions, which enable aftermarket audio, safety, and infotainment products to work seamlessly with factory systems. AAMP is known for its PAC, Connects2, EchoMaster, Stinger, and other quality brands. AAMP’s focus on customer satisfaction from design to fulfillment has made it a global trusted supplier. For more information please visit www.aampglobal.com.

Dania Beach, FL, September 09th, 2021 - HKI USA INC the exclusive U.S. distributor of Ground Zero, SounDigital and Four Connect audio products is proud to add another industry veteran to its growing team. Marty Deane will be leading a new technology division of HKI USA. “Deane brings over 30 years of mobile electronics experience to our company. His retail and installation knowledge will be a huge advantage as we grow into our second phase of our US operations.” said Diogo Ianaconi, CEO of HKI USA. This addition will provide HKI USA a path into new exciting markets. Marty Deane can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
For more information or to become an authorized HKI USA retailer, contact your local sales representative or email HKI USA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Optimized for Sound Quality, the RZ5-DR65 is Weather-Proof and Resistant to Extreme Environmental Conditions, and Also Comes Available Unloaded or with Either SSV Works or Kicker 6.5-Inch Premium Speakers

OXNARD, Calif., Sept. 7, 2021 – SSV Works (www.ssvworks.com), the market leader in powersports and off-road audio systems, is proud to announce that its new Polaris RZR Pro XP4 6.5-inch rear door speaker pods (p/n RZ5-DR65) are now shipping and come available unloaded, or with either SSV Works premium marine speakers or Kicker KM marine speakers.

“Utilizing new and superior technologies, including 3D modeling, we have fully optimized the space around the pod, allowing the RZ5-DR65 pods to fit perfectly every time while matching the original factory color and texture,” explained Trevor Kaplan, SSV Works CEO. “The UV stable and all-weather durable door pods make sure that you never have to worry about the environment you ride in, and being able to choose between our premium speakers or Kicker marine speakers ensures an incredible audio journey.”

The RZ5-DR65 maximizes sound quality, is weather-proof and resistant to extreme environmental conditions, and is designed for quick and seamless integration. It easily installs on the top half of the front doors using factory mounting locations…it even works with factory lower door inserts.

SSV Works’ 6.5-inch, 120-watt (60w RMS) 2-way coaxial premium marine speakers started the revolution and are now upgraded to marine-grade speakers for ultimate reliability and sound quality. They produce excellent volume and clarity making them the best bang for your buck.

Kicker’s 6.5-inch 195 watt (65w RMS) 2-way coaxial KM marine speakers produce spectacular highs and midrange sounds, providing full-range audio specifically for a marine environment.

For more information, please visit www.SSVWorks.com, call 818-991-1SSV (1778), or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Based out of its 20,000-square-foot facility in Oxnard, CA, award-winning SSV Works®, was founded in 2006 and has since become a global leader in designing the market's best off-road, weatherproof audio systems for today's hottest and most popular UTVs. SSV Works is the original purpose-built audio manufacturer, offering every piece needed for a complete, plug-&-play install. With more than 40 years in audio design and manufacturing experience by team members who are also passionate off-road enthusiasts, SSV Works is the top choice among off-road consumers and professionals worldwide. SSV Works currently offers stereo systems for Polaris, Can-Am, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Honda, Arctic Cat, and Jeep vehicles. Take your ride to the next level and install an SSV Works system today!

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® is pleased to introduce Falcon Sales and Marketing as its new brand representative group in the U.S. Northwest. Falcon replaces longtime rep firm N&S Marketing, which had disbanded following the retirement of its principal.

“We always want somebody who is going to put KICKER first,” said Western Regional Sales Manager Tracy Focht. “They have the infrastructure we need and were ready to start working with us immediately. We are very excited to have (CEO) Dave (Gates) and his firm on board with KICKER.”

Falcon was chosen not only for its strong infrastructure, but for its founder David Gates. Gates has intimate knowledge of the brand, having been named a four-time KICKER Rep-of-the-Year during his tenure as a rep with N&S Marketing.

“KICKER’s kind of in my blood,” said Gates. “I always felt that KICKER was like family, so returning to a brand I truly love feels like a homecoming.”

The Washington-based firm has a dedicated warehouse with shipping, sales, fulfillment, and technical support.

Falcon will serve retailers across Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho, and Alaska out of its 5,000 square-foot distribution center in Washougal, Wash. To learn more about Falcon Sales and Marketing, dealers can visit falconsalesanddistribution.

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

In this Capacity, Amaro is Responsible for the Sale of all Boss Audio Products Across Multiple Markets

OXNARD, Calif., September 1, 2021 – BOSS Audio Systems (https://bossaudio.com/) is proud to announce that it has named Richard Amaro their new sales manager effective immediately. In this capacity, Amaro will be responsible for the sale of all BOSS Audio Systems products across multiple markets.

“As we continue to add new products to the BOSS Audio lineup and make our products available for purchase from a wider range of distributors and retailers, it is necessary for us to expand our team,” said Navid Farhand, EVP of Sales and Marketing at BOSS International Group. “Not only does Amaro have experience working in the industry and in retail, but he also has a passion for and a deep knowledge of our products. We couldn’t have chosen a better person to represent the BOSS Audio Systems brand.”

Amaro has spent more than 20 years working in the automotive and audio industry. He started in retail in 1999, and since then he has worked for well-known companies, such as Borla Performance and Scosche Industries.

“I’ve been a lover of all things automotive and audio-related since I can remember. I’ve gained a lot of experience and knowledge working in both the retail and sales sides of this industry for over 20 years, meeting so many people and learning about new products and brands,” said Amaro. “I’ve admired and respected BOSS Audio Systems and BOSS International Group for many years and I can’t wait to continue my journey with them and be a part of the team.”

Since 1987 BOSS has produced quality audio and video products that feature the latest technology while consistently delivering a clean and powerful sound. Our in-house acoustic, design, mechanical, and electronics engineers collaborate with a vast resources of global manufacturing partners, working as a team to infuse products with state-of-the-art features that have made each listening experience more enjoyable for over 30 years.

The company offers more than 400 car, marine, and Power Sports products that are sold in 130 countries, both in storefront retailers and online. Headquartered in Oxnard, CA, with offices in Shenzhen, China, BOSS leverages robust logistical and production capabilities to create optimized audio and video experiences as well as deliver innovative products.

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Holly Hill, Fla. – September 2, 2021 – Metra Electronics® has an upgraded dash kit designed to fit 2010-up* Toyota 4Runner models for aftermarket radio installation. This new kit has been updated from Metra’s original 99-8227 dash kit design with a more modern radio opening and brackets, along with vent dial trim panels for a better fit. The 99-8271 dash kit is available painted silver as the 99-8271S or with a high gloss charcoal finish as the 99-8271CHG. This dash kit fits both an ISO Double-DIN radio provision or an ISO Single-DIN radio with a pocket included. It is made from the highest quality ABS plastic for an original factory-like fit and finish. A video with installation tips is available at https://youtu.be/pyP-LGSYzbM and additional installation accessories can be found at MetraOnline.com.

99-8271 Product Specifications

  • Fits 2010-up* Toyota 4Runner
  • Designed for a Double-DIN or Single-DIN radio
  • Two color options are available:
    • Silver: 99-8271S
    • High gloss charcoal: 99-8271CHG

*See MetraOnline.com for up-to-date, vehicle specific information.

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

Oklahoma City, Okla. -- September 1st, 2021 -- DD AUDIO®, a manufacturer of high-quality mobile audio products for the masses, is excited to announce new entries to their venerable D Series amplifiers with the D4.100a, D4.200, D5.350 multi-channels as well as the D600 and D1100 monoblocks. DD Audio’s D Series amplifiers are compact chassis amps with full size chassis features. They are designed to be the best amps on the market for the everyday mobile audio enthusiast. These latest additions include features to improve installation and broaden their applications.

Installation is made easier with single side controls and connections, input mode switches, and auto turn-on options. Precision tuning is also simplified with variable bandpass crossovers and LED clipping indicators. For boat, bike, and ATV applications conformal coated internal circuitry and corrosion proof switches offer increased moisture resistance. Even though the D Series amplifiers are very compact they still employ set screw power and speaker terminals, discrete output sections, and heavy duty anodized aluminum heatsinks. This ensures power management is proper from input to output, increasing both in-use stability and long term durability.

The D4.100a is a bridgeable four channel amplifier with a total output power of 640 watts. If you need solid power and clean sound, but don’t have much room to spare, this amp is perfect for the application. It features Differential RCA Inputs and 2ch or 4ch Input Mode.

The D4.200 is a bridgeable four channel amplifier with a total output of 2200 watts. It is 1ohm stereo stable making it perfect for multi driver arrays. It features Signal Pass-Through, Differential RCA Inputs and 2ch or 4ch Input Mode.

The D5.350 is a five channel amplifier designed to power an entire audio system while taking up minimal space. It has a four channel section with a total output power of 560 watts and a 350 watt dedicated sub section. It features Differential RCA Inputs and 2ch or 5ch Input Mode.

The D600 is a 1 ohm stable monoblock sub amplifier with a total output power of 600 watts. It features Signal Pass-Through, Differential RCA Inputs, and Remote Level Control.

The D1100 is a 1 ohm stable monoblock sub amplifier with a total output power of 1100 watts. It features Signal Pass-Through, Remote Level Control, and Differential RCA Inputs.

Check out the new D Series Amplifier at ddaudio.com/amplifiers.

September 7, 2021 -- CanadianMobileAudio.com is excited to announce the CMA Fall Workshops official schedule beginning Monday, September 13th to Friday, September 19th. The online broadcast will feature 7 Days of Virtual Hands-On Training Sessions in a daily themed format. Each day will target specialty retailers, sales professionals and installation technicians to keep them on the cutting edge.

The Fall Workshops will be anchored by a CMA LIVE Industry Roundtable every evening, featuring 30 different retailers from across the country. Industry professionals such as installers, technicians and sales managers will be sharing their knowledge and experiences within the mobile electronics community.

“Fall Workshops represents an extension of the CMA Live, CMA Connected and the CMA Industry Week programming that we have developed since our inception. Our platform has allowed industry partners an avenue to stay connected with their dealers,” said CMA President, Frank Spezzano.

For the latest information and most updated schedule for CMA Fall Workshops visit:

https://canadianmobileaudio.com/2021-cma-fall-workshops-official-schedule/

Mark your calendars to watch either live or on-demand:

https://canadianmobileaudio.com/workshops/

For more information on CMA Fall Workshops, please contact:

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An online resource dedicated to serving the Canadian 12-volt electronics industry, CMA keeps manufacturers, distributors and dealers connected through the creation and production of webcasts, social media activity and year-round promotions all archived on www.CanadianMobileAudio.com. CMA LIVE & CMA Connected presented by SiriusXM, CMA Industry Week and CMA Fall Workshops platforms are all properties of Canadian Mobile Audio.

Key Executive Position Filled as Brand Makes Broad Gains

Seattle, August 31, 2021 – Triton Audio announced today the hiring of Jason Hannon as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Most recently, Jason held the position of National Sales Director for Boss Audio which has grown incredibly fast during the past few years. Jason brings with him a depth of knowledge and understanding of the twelve-volt market that will fit nicely with the way Triton goes to market.

Jason will be fully in charge of all sales and marketing for the brand that began engineering work in 2018 and was just introduced to the market in January of 2020. Now with over fifty-five SKUs, Triton Audio is becoming well known for great sounding and reliable products coupled with predictable margins.

Jason commented when asked about why he decided to join the company: “Triton Audio has a strong line up that delivers incredible performance for the consumer as well as an unrivaled profit model for its’ retailers.  I am excited to join such an exciting company and look forward to continuing the incredible growth that Triton has experienced since its inception.”

Triton-Audio is distributed exclusively by Elite Distributor Alliance (EDA) with seventeen warehouses strategically located throughout the United States.

Dave Elkin, Vice President of DOW Technologies, one of Triton’s distributors said, “We have been astonished at the rapid growth of Triton Audio. The dealer response has been incredible. We have over 200 active Triton dealers here at DOW and we’re super excited to have an executive the caliber of Jason Hannon come on board to take us to the next level.”

Jason will be based out of the Triton office in Orange County, CA.  When not shuttling his two kids to theater, football, lacrosse and improv, he enjoys live music, camping and riding.  

Triton Audio is a United States based 12-volt audio focused company building a broad selection of premium equipment. All product is consumer focused, engineered and designed in the U.S. featuring subwoofers, enclosures, component loudspeakers and a broad range of amplifiers.   The full line can be explored at www.triton-audio.com

Elite Distributor Alliance is a member owned buying group 100% committed to delivering high integrity, no compromise solutions for all dealers 12 volt needs. Find out more at www.elitedistributoralliance.com.

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