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Wins Prestigious Industry Awards Second Year in a Row

TAMPA, Fla. (March 28, 2022) – – DOW Technologies, the leading independently owned technology distributor, was recently awarded four Quest for Quality Awards in CE Pro’s 12th annual competition. DOW received awards in this prestigious competition for the second year in a row. 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.

DOW Technologies won a first place Platinum Award for the Best Customer Service category. This was an improvement from the Silver award that DOW won in the category the prior year. DOW won Gold Awards for the Best Technical Support and Best Supply Chain Response categories. In the Best Shipping Policies category, DOW was awarded the Silver Award. This year DOW also received “Category Kudos” acknowledgment (those who performed well in the voting) in three categories: Best Website, Best Training Programs, and Best Dealer Programs/Incentives.

“We’re very excited to have taken the Platinum Award in the Best Customer Service category this year,” said senior vice president Dave Elkin. “Our focus has always been on providing top level service as a significant differentiator for why integrators partner with DOW. This reinforces the great effort our team has made in this difficult environment.”

“It is a true honor to have been recognized again in this year’s Quest for Quality Awards,” said president and ceo John Yodzis. “With the difficulties we’re all facing in the industry, our team is working really hard to support dealers with deeper inventory, knowledgeable technical support, and fast shipping. We’ve made a lot of beneficial changes over the past year, and we’re going to continue innovating and striving to be the best.”

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 2022, please visit https://www.cepro.com/business-support/quest-quality-awards-winners-2022-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 61 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, work and on the road.

 

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Mar. 28, 2022) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. is now shipping two new Alpine Halo Floating Touchscreen Receivers, the iLX-F511 11-inch Multimedia Receiver and the iLX-F509 9-inch Multimedia Receiver.

High-Resolution Specs

The iLX-F511 and iLX-F509 feature High-Resolution Audio Playback (96kHz/24Bit) to bring out the full potential of music in the vehicle. They also include a WXGA High-Resolution Display (1280x720px) for an elevated driving experience. 

Features like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and built-in Bluetooth® hands-free calling with audio streaming allows access to music, messages, phone calls, and maps on a smartphone via a wired USB connection or wirelessly. These features are controlled through touch or voice commands with the included external microphone. The receivers are SiriusXM-Ready® (SXV-300G2 2018-Up Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately; SiriusXM subscription required) and include built-in HD Radio® for additional entertainment options.  

While the Alpine Halo platform has always featured a floating style display with adjustable screen height and depth, a new pressure tile mechanism allows for more flexibility when positioning the angle of the screen for optimized viewing and access to dash and HVAC controls.

Exciting System Expandability Options 

The iLX-F511 and iLX-F509 include two camera inputs to add a front, side or rearview camera (sold separately). The rearview camera includes a distance guide display that overlays guidelines onto the screen for ease when moving in reverse.

When used with the DVR-C320R Premium 1080P Front and Rear Dash Camera with built-in drive assist (sold separately), the iLX-F511 and iLX-F509 can display real-time and recorded drives in high-definition and provide audible drive assist alerts like front collision, lane departure, and front car movement through the vehicle’s speakers.

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

The new RUX-H02 Alpine Halo Bass and Volume Controller (sold separately) easily mounts to the Alpine Halo Displays and allows quick-access controls to the subwoofer and main volume through a wireless Bluetooth® connection. The sleek, tapered lines and silver trim of the RUX-H02 compliments the Alpine Halo Display design. The RUX-H02 is expected to ship Summer of 2022.

The iLX-F511 and iLX-F509 are Digital Media Receivers (no CD/DVD player). However, an HDMI input and output are included to connect a DVD player or even a smartphone for an all-digital audio and video connection through a single cable.   

Convenient System Compatibility 

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

The iLX-F511 and iLX-F509 are now shipping at a MAP of $1399.95 and $1199.95 respectively and are available at Alpine Authorized retailers and at Preferred Online Stores. Installation options can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator. 

Features:

  • 11-inch (iLX-F511) and 9-inch (iLX-F509) WXGA High Resolution Display (1280x720px)
  • Tapered display housing and silver trim for a clean, modernized fit and finish  
  • Floating style display with adjustable height, depth, and angle mounting bracket 
  • Standard 1-DIN chassis designed to fit aftermarket ISO DIN dash kits for various vehicle applications
  • Hi-Res Audio Playback  
  • Works with Apple CarPlay® (wireless and wired)
  • The Google Assistant is available on Android Auto™ (wireless and wired)  
  • Bluetooth® built-in for hands-free calling and audio streaming  
  • SiriusXM-Ready® (SXV-300G2 2018-Up Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately; SiriusXM subscription required)
  • Built-in HD Radio® 
  • HDMI Input and Output  
  • AV Aux Input
  • Dual USB Input
  • iDatalink® Maestro Connectivity 
  • DVR-C320R Alpine Dash Camera Compatible (camera sold separately)
  • Media Xpander®
  • MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC/APE music playback via USB 
  • H.264/MPEG-4/ AVC/MP4/MOV/FLV video playback via USB 
  • JPG/PNG/BMP USB photo viewer 
  • Front/Rear camera inputs with distance guide display 
  • Steering wheel remote control ready  
  • External microphone included 
  • Built-in amplifier (18-watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels) 
  • 3 Pairs of preouts (True 4V) 
  • 13-band parametric EQ (per channel)
  • 6-channel time correction  
  • 24-bit DAC 
  • High pass crossover/low pass crossover: Front/Rear/Subwoofer
  • CTA-2006 compliant  

Alpine Media Contact 

Allison Saunders  

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(586) 719-8966 

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 a smartphone app and blockchain technology, and remote monitoring. For more information: www.alpsalpine.com/e/

New products and training empower dealers to reach new customers with unique solutions for recreational marine applications, UTVs, food trucks, classic cars, tour vans and much more

Seattle, Wash., March 28th, 2022 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com) will be unveiling new products and hosting training seminars for attendees at the 2022 Knowledgefest Indianapolis, being held at theIndianapolis Convention CenterApril 1st – 3rd in Booth #510.

Many New Products in Booth 510

AudioControl will be showing new models and enhancements to the all-weather ACX line of amplifiers, perfect for automotive as well as a vast array of non-traditional installations that represent new opportunities for dealers. Imagine offering high-performance, invisible audio systems to classic car owners or exceptionally durable solutions for recreational marine applications, UTVs, food trucks, tour vans and more. Attendees will see new, more powerful, compact ACX amplifiers, signal processors and an all-new multi-zone Bluetooth source unit/controller along with the new Epicenter Micro and multi-function ACR-U controller. Learn how these products are ideally suited to both existing and completely new clientele.

Training Seminars

AudioControl will be hosting one training seminar per day covering how to maximize system performance with AudioControl’s newest solutions (Friday), how to achieve success in any vehicle using best-in-class OEM interface solutions (Saturday), and how to effectivelyutilize the proper tools, strategies, and methods—including the AudioControl DM-RTA—to achieve powerful, predictable, and profitable results in every client vehicle (Sunday).

"We are excited to bring these new products and training sessions to Knowledgefest Indy,” stated Matthew Palumbo, Mobile Audio Sales Manager at AudioControl. “Our expanded lineup has been engineered to solve challenges that installers face bringing precise, powerful sound to customers regardless of the vehicle or existing OEM system, and they represent important opportunities for our dealer partners to diversify grow their businesses.”

KNOWLEDGEFEST INDY TRAINING SCHEDULE (see full event schedule HERE)

Friday, April 1st, – 1:45-2:45pm Meeting Room: 128

New Products & New Opportunities (as noted above)

Saturday, April 2nd, – 5:30-6:30pm Meeting Room: 128

LOCs, LGDs, & DSPs Oh My! Take an in-depth look at the LOC, LGD, and Epicenter product lines from AudioControl. Not sure when to use an Epicenter in an OEM integration installation? Do you know the difference between The Epicenter and AccuBass? What is the difference between the LC1i, LC2i, and LC2i Pro? Are you an expert at setting up The Epicenter? What about dialing in an LC2i Pro? Do you know what the different colors/models of LGDs mean and when to use each? Join us for a fun session where you will learn all of this and more.

Sunday, April 3rd, – 9:30-10:30am Meeting Room: 128

Achieve Predictable Results using AudioControl! Testing audio system performance is important in every vehicle receiving an audio upgrade. This course offers a comprehensive guide to utilizing a simple DM-RTA checklist along with documenting results. Learn to better offer the most appropriate equipment for each vehicle and to best accommodate each listener’s expectations, along with best practices for using the powerful DM-RTA to test, troubleshoot and validate performance—these are the keys to making every vehicle sound great.

VISIT AUDIOCONTROL AT THE 2022 KNOWLEDGEFEST INDIANAPOLIS, APRIL 1-3, Booth 510

Click here to Reserve Your Seat

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..

Company spearheaded adoption of Internet search and advertising strategy by industry retailers

LEHIGHTON, PA. — March 23, 2022 (MEDIAWIRE) – More than a decade ago, 1sixty8 media was just an idea in the head of ambitious, try-anything-once retail storeowner Mitch Schaffer. His store’s website, mobileedgeonline.com, was constantly being updated with the latest template, pop-up, form or graphic: anything to better engage customers. While many retailers thought of the Internet as the enemy, Schaffer sought to leverage its influence to enhance his brick-and-mortar business.

With his store’s site serving as guinea pig, Schaffer dedicated himself to understanding how content and keywords impacted search results, the power of online advertising, and the mysterious algorithms that made the difference between popularity and obscurity. In 2012, Schaffer formed what he learned and experienced into a customizable but scalable business. 1sixty8 media empowered retailers to gain customers and grow their profitability from the same Internet they’d viewed as a competitor.

This year, 1sixty8 media is celebrating a decade of serving the mobile enhancement industry. To date, more than 200 retail locations throughout North America have gained new business from the enhanced online exposure the service offers. Since its inception, 1sixty8 media has added to its offerings to become a powerful marketing and advertising tool for proactive retailers.

“I was an early adopter of content marketing,” said Schaffer. “I was able to get my store found in my local market by writing educational content and publishing it to my website. Other shops took notice of this and asked for my help. This eventually became 1sixty8 media.”

The first offering of 1sixty8 media consisted of writing original, search-friendly content for retailers’ websites. As a way to optimize services, Schaffer expanded to selling hosted websites with continually updated, high-quality content, and providing design services. In 2016, 1sixty8 media added its own consumer-facing website, BestCarAudio.com, as a way to educate consumers on the world of mobile enhancement and push business toward the company’s subscribing retailers. And in 2018, the company became the exclusive reseller of the ProDemand vehicle installation software to the mobile enhancement industry.

1sixty8 media carried forth community outreach that originated with the Mobile Edge retail store. The Coats for Kids program, which collects coats at the store for needy locals, was offered through the 1sixty8 media retail network to allow other retailers to create positive impact in their areas. And when the country was ravaged by COVID-19, BestCarAudio.com pointed consumers, hospitals and frontline workers toward retail stores that had repurposed their shops to produce Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).

As the pandemic has waned, 1sixty8 media has seen progress in every service offering. Retailers that experienced significant growth over the last two years have benefitted from a dynamic and visible presence online, and a wealth of invaluable data through ProDemand within the store. Schaffer continues to monitor cutting-edge technologies to integrate into 1sixty8 media’s services to empower retail customers.

“Over the next 10 years, I’m confident we will still be working closely with retailers to help them stay relevant online,” added Schaffer. “We will continue to evolve our services and technology, and I’m sure we will be doing things we haven’t thought of yet.”

To learn more about 1sixty8 media, please visit 1sixty8.com.

National Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise expands service with second Colorado store

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — March 22, 2022 — Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, announces the opening of a new location in Colorado Springs. Tint World®’s second Colorado location, owned by Eric Nauert, provides window tinting and limitless automotive styling services throughout central Colorado. “Our mission at Tint World® Colorado Springs is to offer premium window tinting and automotive styling services throughout the area,” Nauert said. “With our top-notch staff and the world-class support provided by Tint World®, we’re able to offer a wide range of solutions for customers seeking to distinctively style their vehicles.”
Tint World® Colorado Springs is located at 1342 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80909. To book an appointment, request a quote, or find out more about what the store offers, call (719) 399-2421 or visit https://www.tintworld.com/locations/co/colorado-springs-119/. “Eric and his wife, Tracy, are dedicated to providing the best products and services to drivers and vehicle owners in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World®. “Their commitment to service and excellence are laying the foundation for the success of their store as well as helping build Tint World®’s continuing growth nationally and throughout the world.”
 
Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ offer sales and installation of auto accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, and more. Tint World® is also the leading provider of residential, commercial and marine computerized window tinting and security film services with locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, with franchise opportunities available worldwide.
Founded in 1982, Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ is America’s largest and fastest-growing automotive accessories and window tinting international franchise, specializing in window tinting, protective films, vehicle wraps, audio and electronics, security systems, car and truck accessories, wheels and tires, detailing and ceramic coating, and installation services. Tint World® Mobile Services™ include marine, residential, and commercial window tinting films, solar films, decorative films, safety and security films, and protective ceramic coatings. 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.

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.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (March. 14, 2022) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. will offer three, 1-hour online training webinars for their Authorized U.S. Dealers. These webinars will focus on newly released and upcoming 2022 Alpine products. 

This is the first series of webinars that Alpine will host in 2022. Over the past two years, Alpine has found new opportunities to connect with dealers by offering online courses that ranged from new product introductions, marketing promotions, and detailed product training. 

“Even though the concept of these webinars was born out of necessity during the “stay-at-home” environment we’ve experienced these past two years, we continue to find value in offering online education and support to our dealers,” said Ed Moriarty, Assistant Vice President of Sales and Technology, Brand Business Unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “Not only are these trainings valuable for staying connected with our dealers; they also give our dealers the opportunity to receive important brand information and support straight from the source – you don’t see that with many companies.”

Led by Alpine National Trainer, Eric Brooks, the theme for the webinar training is “Precise. Dynamic. Live." with training on the 2022 Alpine Product Line. The training will be fully accessible onlinewith time for questions at the end.   

Registrants can choose from the following days to attend: 

Monday, April4, noon EST

Tuesday, April 5, 3 p.m. EST 

Wednesday, April 6, 6 p.m. EST

All Alpine Authorized Dealers are encouraged to register for this free webinar by contacting their Alpine Rep. Alpine Electronics, Inc. is an automotive electronics manufacturer that provides consumers and leading automakers with audio, video, navigation, and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies. Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, and North America ensure that all products address the real-world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing safe, comfortable, and eco-friendly automotive electronics products. Alpine Electronics, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.  For information about Alpine’s aftermarket products, visit www.alpine-usa.com and these social media channels: 

Holly Hill, Fla. – March 10, 2022 – Saddle Tramp® by Metra Electronics® has added new products to their inventory designed to upgrade 1998-2013 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide models. This new line of products features a replacement inner fairing for riders who want to upgrade the sound system and install a modern aftermarket Double-DIN radio, as well as accompanying products that complement the fairing. Saddle Tramp® has also introduced a new amp bracket kit to fit 2014-up Harley-Davidson® Street Glide models. These new products are available now for shipping and are designed to help installers deliver upgraded, fully customizable sound systems with less time and labor spent in the install bay.

FLT/Sharknose Inner Fairing - Fits 1998-2013 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide FLT Models

The 95-HDIF2 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide FLT/Sharknose fairing is a replacement inner fairing designed to fit almost any 4-inch tall Double-DIN radio into 1998-2013 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide FLT models. This product allows for the upgrading of the stock radio to a model with a display screen for modern radio technology like Apple® CarPlay and Android® audio. These motorcycles come from the factory able to accommodate only a smaller 2-inch tall Single-DIN radio. This customization kit comes with the radio mounting hardware and speaker plates in three different sizes; 6.5-inch, 6x9-inch, and a blank plate so that you can add the speaker size of your choice. The fairing is painted high-gloss black but can be custom painted if desired, and it retains all of the original gauges on the motorcycle. Like all of Metra’s radio installation kits, it is constructed with durable ABS plastic and designed to match the factory look and feel for a sleek upgrade that will withstand the elements.

95-HDIF2 Product Specifications:

  • Designed for installation of an aftermarket Double-DIN large face radio
  • Comes with radio mounting kit and retains all original gauges
  • Complete inner fairing for a factory look
  • Painted high-gloss black
  • Stainless hardware included
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Handlebar Audio Control Retention Interface (BC-HDSWC-WR) sold separately

Handlebar Audio Control Retention Interface - Fits 1998-2013 Harley-Davidson® FLH/FLT Models

The BC-HDSWC-WR Harley-Davidson® Handlebar Control allows installers to replace the radio in a motorcycle, while retaining the use of the factory handlebar audio controls. This easy-to-install interface uses a patented Auto-Detect system to configure itself for the specific motorcycle application and aftermarket radio being installed. The interface provides wires for front speakers, constant power, switched power and ground, and includes a water-resistant enclosure. This product works with the 95-HDIF2 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide FLT/Sharknose fairing featured above. It can be made to work with all models by pairing with Metra’s BC-9725 Amp Bypass Harness.

BC-HDSWC-WR Product Specifications:

  • Retains the factory handlebar audio controls
  • Patented Auto-Detect technology configures itself for the specific motorcycle application and connected aftermarket radio
  • Comes with a plug-n-play harness in a water-resistant case
  • Provides wires for speakers, constant power, switched power and ground
  • Use the BC-9711 to retain rear speakers
  • This part number replaces the HD-ASWC-1
  • 1-year limited warranty

Rear Speaker Harness - Fits 1998-2013 Harley-Davidson® FLH/FLT Models

The BC-9711 Harley-Davidson® Rear Speaker Harness allows riders to easily upgrade the sound system in their motorcycles. It fits nicely into the 95-HDIF2 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide FLT/Sharknose fairing. This harness will keep your factory rear speakers playing, with plug-n-play ease, using factory Molex™ connectors. Constructed with 18-gauge oxygen-free copper for the best possible conductivity and audio performance.

BC-9711 Product Specifications:

  • 18-gauge OFC wire
  • 15-inch length
  • Wire pre-terminated with Molex™ terminals
  • Oxygen-free copper wiring for better conductivity and performance
  • 1-year limited warranty

Amplifier Mounting Plate - Fits 1998-2013 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide FLT Models

The BC-AMP05 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide FLT Amp Mounting Plate installs inside the front fairing and can be mounted to the clutch or brake side of the main fairing mounting bolts. Mounting plate, hook and loop pad, and cable ties are included in the package. The mounting plate is black powder-coated steel with slots around the outside edge which can be used to secure the wiring for the amplifier with the supplied cable ties. This mounting plate is small enough to fit into the limited space within fairings and should be paired with a micro amp. We recommend amps that are 4.5”W x 8”L x 1.5”H, as noted in the included instructions. This product is compatible with the 95-HDIF2 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide FLT/Sharknose replacement fairing.

BC-AMP05 Product Specifications:

  • Durable steel construction
  • Black powder coat
  • Uses OE bolts for mounting
  • Two (2) mounting options – left or right of stay bracket
  • Multiple cable tie locations to secure wire to bracket
  • Hook and loop pad included
  • 1-year limited warranty

Amplifier Mounting Plate - Fits 2014-up Harley-Davidson® Street Glide

In addition to the BC-AMP05 mounting plate, Saddle Tramp® also has a new amp mounting plate for Harley-Davidson® Street Glide motorcycles; the BC-AMP06. This product is installed on top of the OE radio tray and reuses the factory bolts. The kit includes a hook and loop pad and cable ties. The mounting plate is black powder-coated steel with slots around the outside edge which can be used to secure the wiring for the amplifier with the supplied cable ties. Original fairings on these motorcycle models offer adequate space for aftermarket amps.

BC-AMP06 Product Specifications:

  • Durable steel construction
  • Black powder coat
  • Uses OE bolts for mounting
  • OE harness mounting points
  • Multiple cable tie locations to secure wire to bracket
  • Hook and loop pad included
  • 1-year limited warranty

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.

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

Deeper Bass Output

Design improvements to the R-Series subwoofers include larger double-stacked magnets, which play deeper bass with more authority. A new ceramic composite dust cap provides incredible internal damping (vibration absorption) to smooth out the frequency response and reproduce tight bass. Featuring Alpine’s High Amplitude Multi-Roll (HAMR) Surround Technology, the subwoofer cone efficiently moves air while staying cool, which also contributes to increased output from the subwoofers.

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

Unique ProLink® Technology

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

Groundbreaking Alpine Halo Design

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

The R2-SB12V and R2-SB10Vare now shipping at a MAP of $499.95 and $449.95 respectively and are available at Alpine Authorized retailers and at Preferred Online Stores. Installation options can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator. 

Features:

  • Groundbreaking Alpine Halo Design  
  • ProLink™ ported enclosure design 
  • Polypropylene/Ceramic Composite Dust Cap  
  • Kevlar Reinforced Pulp Cone High-Performance subwoofers  
  • EZ Twist-Lock Grille Mount System   
  • High-Amplitude Multi-Roll (H.A.M.R.) Surround     
  • Large Double-Stacked Magnets 
  • 750W RMS Power Handling 
  • Includes preloaded R2-W12D4 12” (R2-SB12V) or R2-W10D4 10” (R2-SB10V) R-Series subwoofer  
  • CARB compliant 3/4-inch MDF construction 
  • Premium black carpet 
  • Silver Alpine embossed side logo badge 
  • Brushed aluminum finished metallic front baffle 
  • Dimensions: 17” W x 14.625” H x 15” D (R2-SB12V) or 16” W x 12.6825” H x 14.5” D (R2-SB10V)
  • Dual 4Ω Voice Coils Wired in Parallel for a 2Ω Load (Compatible with R-A75M)  
  • 12 Gauge OFC Speaker Box Wire  
  • Binding Post Terminal Cup  
  • Threaded Subwoofer Mounting Inserts (for reversible subwoofer orientation)  
  • 2Ω Impedance  
  • Frequency Response: 24-200Hz (R2-SB12V) or 26-200Hz (R2-SB10V)
  • Vented Enclosure Tuning Frequency: 35Hz (R2-SB12V) or 36Hz (R2-SB10V)
  • Sensitivity 85 dB (R2-SB12V) 82.3dB (R2-SB10V)
  • 65.5mm voice coil  
  • XMax: 20mm  
  • Magnet Weight: 144 oz (R2-SB12V) 123 oz (R2-SB10V)

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

DANIA BEACH, FL. - HKI USA is proud to announce an amazing new partnership with ProLine-X (Vacaville CA) for subwoofer specific enclosures to help deliver a better overall experience to our retailers and their clients.

Proline-X does things very differently when it comes to building “pre-fab” enclosures by taking away the simplicity of mass market products, and focuses on using the highest quality materials, the best construction methods, and proper design and tuning of their enclosures. “Our goal here is to offer dealers a true solution that has the performance and quality necessary to reinforce Ground Zero subwoofers’ ability to play strong, deep, and accurate bass” says Robert Reilly of HKI USA, who spear headed this project with the Proline-X. 

While Proline-X is not new to the enclosure game, this partnership is the first manufacturer recommended enclosure line to be available nationwide, and Ground Zero is extremely proud to be able to point their dealers in the right direction. There will be available enclosures paired to the entry level Iridium lines up through the widely loved Hydrogen line. Starting with a more traditional universal style and fit, who knows where this could lead and what awesome products could be brought to the table in the future.

For more information on the enclosures, and how to become a dealer, please contact Proline-X.com. For more information about the subwoofers in question and all other GZ products, please visit GroundZeroUSA.com. For information on becoming a GZ Dealer, please visit HKI-USA.com

STILLWATER, USA – After several months of avoiding events due to COVID-19, KICKER® will once again take to the road this summer, this time for Slamology – one of the largest car-audio events in the country. The show will take place June 11-12 at Lucas Oil Raceway outside of Indianapolis.

A regular at events prior to the pandemic, KICKER has supported Slamology since its inception 19 years ago. In addition to Slamology’s well-earned reputation as a first-class car show, it is also known to be the premiere car-audio event on the planet. KICKER will attend the show with its 80-foot XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle) tractor-trailer, which will be located in “Audio Vendor Row” on the south grounds. The KICKER road crew at the XRV will regularly conduct full-tilt demo sessions for audiophiles and those who enjoy loud bass.

Slamology founder Donnie Babb bills the event as family friendly, yet edgy.

“We wanted a way to connect with our readers at Gauge Magazine and have a weekend-long party,” said Babb. “That has brought in droves of people, and made the show one of the largest car, truck and audio events in the world.”

Slamology anticipates in excess of 2,000 show cars visiting for the two-day event, with nearly 20,000 spectators expected to attend. The show also features live, local-based bands on stage, along with other car show-type competitions and contests.

Simultaneously, USACi, MECA, IASCA and Bass Wars will all regulate independent multi-point, car-audio competitions, featuring hundreds of the world’s best Sound-Quality and SPL competitors vying for desired championship points, trophies and prizes.

For more information, consumers can visit www.slamology.com.

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.

Award Marks Sixth Win in Eight Years

TAMPA, Fla. (March 8, 2022) – DOW Technologies, the leading independently owned electronics and technology services distributor, was recently awarded Distributor of the Year at the Mobile Electronics Association Industry Awards. DOW also received the award in 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

The Mobile Electronics association presents the awards annually to recognize and honor those in the mobile electronics industry. The Industry Awards are voted on by the retailers and vendors working in the 12Volt industry nationwide.

“I am really proud of the effort our team gives every day,” said Mike Hurwitz, 12volt strategic sales manager. “We are focused on providing our customers the best customer service and this award recognizes the work we’ve put in over the last year.”

“This award recognizes the dedication of our entire company to support our 12Volt customers,” stated senior vice president Dave Elkin. “The sales team provides great service, building meaningful relationships with the customers. Our purchasing team works with our vendor partners to work through inventory and supply chain issues to help customers. And the warehouse teams ensure rapid order processing, getting products shipped out quickly. All of our employees can take pride in being honored by the industry.”

To learn more about DOW Technologies, please visit www.dowtechnologies.com or call 1.800.627.2900. To read more about the Mobile Electronics Industry Awards, please visit https://meindustryawards.com/what-are-the-industry-awards/.

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., DOW Technologies is one of the largest independently owned and operated electronics 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, 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

Independent survey shows franchise owners are highly satisfied with Tint World®’s performance

BOCA RATON, Fla. — March 8, 2022 — Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading window tinting and automotive accessory franchise, was recently named a Top Franchise for 2022 by Franchise Business Review. This is the 17th annual ranking of the 200 best franchise opportunities as rated by franchise business owners. The list is available at https://franchisebusinessreview.com/page/top-franchises/.

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

Franchise Business Review, a market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and employee engagement, provides the only rankings and awards for franchise companies based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of the top 200 franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises.

“While the pandemic impacted various business sectors differently, the last 18 months have clearly demonstrated the inherent strengths of the franchise business model. The old franchise adage of 'being in business for yourself, but not by yourself' has never been more important,” said Franchise Business Review founder and CEO Eric Stites. “Thanks to fast innovations, significant support, and responsive crisis management, many franchise brands have emerged stronger from the pandemic, and that is reflected in high franchisee satisfaction.” 

Tint World® was among over 300 franchise brands, representing more than 30,000 franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. Tint World®’s franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including training and support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity.

“This recognition is incredibly rewarding, because it’s coming from the people who represent Tint World® in their communities,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World®. “Our franchisees are the foundation of this company, and we’re passionate about empowering them to succeed by providing them all the support and resources they need. Our position on Franchise Business Review’s list of the 200 Top Franchises reflects that, and demonstrates that we’re in a unique position to continue our explosive growth, both nationally and internationally.”

Visit FranchiseBusinessReview.com to see the full description of the 2022 Top Franchises.

Founded in 1982, Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ is America’s largest and fastest-growing automotive accessories and window tinting international franchise, specializing in window tinting, protective films, vehicle wraps, audio and electronics, security systems, car and truck accessories, wheels and tires, detailing and ceramic coating, and installation services.

Tint World® Mobile Services™ include marine, residential, and commercial window tinting films, solar films, decorative films, safety and security films, and protective ceramic coatings. 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.

Virtual and in-person classes start March 24

LAS VEGAS, March 7, 2022 (MEDIAWIRE) – Kingpin University showed two new kits featuring Habanero Cordless Heating Tools at the recent KnowledgeFest event in Las Vegas, a result of the new distribution agreement with the Mount Pleasant, Wisc.-based tool manufacturer. In addition, Kingpin University announced three new training classes that culminate in a multi-session group build of the company’s iconic “Rat Rod” show vehicle.

Kingpin University is marketing the Habanero Plastic Repair Kit in addition to its own custom kit. The Plastic Repair Kit (MSRP $129.99) features the USB-charging Habanero tool body in a convenient hard case. It ships with a hot staple tip, plastic welding tip and plastic filler tip, as well as charging cable, wire brush, three types of plastic filler rods and two types of staples.

The Ultimate Soldering Kit (MSRP $199.99) created by Kingpin University includes the Habanero tool body and charging cable, fine soldering tip, heat-resistant tool lid and solder roll in a transportable storage base to allow easy access in the vehicle or on a workbench.

“Habanero soldering kits are quickly becoming a favorite of installers and fabricators because of their versatility and portability,” said Jason Kranitz, lead instructor at Kingpin University. “The ability to quickly change tips to accomplish various fastening and repair jobs saves businesses time and money. We are thrilled to offer Habanero products to our students and fellow industry professionals.”

Kingpin University also added three upcoming classes to its website at kingpinuniversity.com. Fundamentals of Car Audio Online is a two-hour virtual course that will take attendees through all of the features of a professional-grade oscilloscope and show them how to use the tool to deliver maximum power and performance from an audio system. The second “Step One” virtual course for Laser / CNC work shows attendees how to use CAD software to create precise, intricate drawings that can be cut on a CNC machine.

The third course is the first of an in-session series in which attendees will design and build different sections of Kingpin University’s award-winning show car. The work will be featured at the upcoming Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas.

For more information on Kingpin University, available training courses, Habanero tools or Kingpin Fab Products, please visit kingpinuniversity.com.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Mar. 07, 2022) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. is now shipping the next-generation Alpine Halo R-Series Subwoofer Enclosures with ProLink™. The enclosures come preloaded with Alpine’s new 10” and 12” R-Series subwoofers that feature an all-new design to offer a cleaner, more controlled bass response.
 
Deeper Bass Output
Design improvements to the R-Series subwoofers include larger double-stacked magnets, which play deeper bass with more authority. A new ceramic composite dust cap provides incredible internal damping (vibration absorption) to smooth out the frequency response and reproduce tight bass. Featuring Alpine’s High Amplitude Multi-Roll (HAMR) Surround Technology, the subwoofer cone efficiently moves air while staying cool, which also contributes to increased output from the subwoofers.
The new design and enhanced performance of the next-generation R-Series subwoofers result in a cleaner, more controlled bass response from the Alpine Halo R-Series Preloaded Subwoofer Enclosures with ProLink™. The ported enclosures feature a vent and rounded internal port edges that maximize the output performance of the subwoofer, for deeper, reliable bass. Each enclosure is also wired for optimized performance with Alpine’s R-Series R-A75M Mono Power Amplifier.
 
Unique ProLink® Technology
Alpine’s unique ProLink™ technology was designed with the sound system builder in mind. ProLink™ allows more flexibility in both power and price to start with a single subwoofer enclosure and add an additional subwoofer using a Linking Kit (sold separately) to join two enclosures together to create a dual system when more bass is desired.
 
Groundbreaking Alpine Halo Design
The Alpine Halo R-Series Preloaded Subwoofer Enclosures with ProLink™ share the premium, unmistakable design of the Alpine Halo Family. The enclosures pull design cues from the Alpine Halo Display with unique, curved edges outlined by a silver trim and a front baffle for a matching system aesthetic. Built with sturdy, 3/4” MDF construction and covered in a premium black carpet, these enclosures give the impression of a custom look, without the custom work.
 
The R2-SB12V and R2-SB10V are now shipping at a MAP of $499.95 and $449.95 respectively and are available at Alpine Authorized retailers and at Preferred Online Stores. Installation options can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator. 
 
Features:
  • Groundbreaking Alpine Halo Design 
  • ProLink™ ported enclosure design
  • Polypropylene/Ceramic Composite Dust Cap 
  • Kevlar Reinforced Pulp Cone High-Performance subwoofers  
  • EZ Twist-Lock Grille Mount System 
  • High-Amplitude Multi-Roll (H.A.M.R.) Surround   
  • Large Double-Stacked Magnets
  • 750W RMS Power Handling
  • Includes preloaded R2-W12D4 12” (R2-SB12V) or R2-W10D4 10” (R2-SB10V) R-Series subwoofer 
  • CARB compliant 3/4-inch MDF construction
  • Premium black carpet
  • Silver Alpine embossed side logo badge
  • Brushed aluminum finished metallic front baffle
  • Dimensions: 17” W x 14.625” H x 15” D (R2-SB12V) or 16” W x 12.6825” H x 14.5” D (R2-SB10V)
  • Dual 4Ω Voice Coils Wired in Parallel for a 2Ω Load (Compatible with R-A75M) 
  • 12 Gauge OFC Speaker Box Wire 
  • Binding Post Terminal Cup 
  • Threaded Subwoofer Mounting Inserts (for reversible subwoofer orientation) 
  • 2Ω Impedance 
  • Frequency Response: 24-200Hz (R2-SB12V) or 26-200Hz (R2-SB10V)
  • Vented Enclosure Tuning Frequency: 35Hz (R2-SB12V) or 36Hz (R2-SB10V)
  • Sensitivity 85 dB (R2-SB12V) 82.3dB (R2-SB10V)
  • 65.5mm voice coil 
  • XMax: 20mm 
  • Magnet Weight: 144 oz (R2-SB12V) 123 oz (R2-SB10V)
 
Alpine Media Contact: 
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About Alpine Electronics 
Alpine Electronics, Inc. is an automotive electronics manufacturer that provides consumers and leading automakers with audio, video, navigation, and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies. Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, and North America ensure that all products address the real-world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing safe, comfortable, and eco-friendly automotive electronics products. Alpine Electronics, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
 

The system uses trickle-down engineering and design from AlpineF#1Status

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Mar. 04, 2022) – Alps Alpine Co., Ltd. a leading manufacturer of electronic components and automotive infotainment systems, and its domestic marketing division Alpine Electronics of America, Inc., introduces the High-Resolution Alpine Status System with High-Spec High-Resolution Audio Playback (192kHz/24Bit).

“Our constant pursuit to create and implement the best components and technology into sound systems like AlpineF#1Status trickle down into platforms like Alpine Status and push each product to achieve the highest in audio performance,” said Mike Anderson, Vice President and General Manager, Brand Business Unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.

High-Resolution Sound Made Accessible

Using the same engineering and design concepts drawn from the third generation, Ultra High-Resolution AlpineF#1Status system, Alpine created Alpine Status to achieve High-Resolution Sound at a more approachable and accessible price point.

Alpine Status achieves 192kHz/24Bit playback, which is 6.5 times the amount of digital audio data in a standard CD or digital streaming service and exceeds the standard High-Resolution Spec of 96kHz/24Bit found in most aftermarket sound solutions. This allows Alpine Status to capture and accurately reproduce details like the breath of the artist or a musician’s subtle interaction with an instrument. This capability not only reproduces music to the artist’s original intention but emulates the experience of a studio recording in the vehicle.

High-Resolution System Components

Alpine Status features eight components that are optimized in both power and performance as a complete system to play at their intended high-resolution spec. However, each component can be purchased independently for custom system building.

The HDS-990 Head Unit achieves 192kHz/24Bit playback via wired USB DAC connection or wireless Bluetooth® connection. This ensures that any High-Resolution music files stored on a USB or smartphone will be reproduced at the intended spec. The Head Unit includes a compact controller with buttons for basic music controls, a High-Resolution color screen that displays playback data and album cover artwork, a volume knob for quick sound controls, and a separate black box for flexible installation in the vehicle. High-Resolution 25Wx4 amplifier output, high-performance RCA outputs, and an optical TOSLINK port allow for flexible system building with the HDP-D90 Digital Signal Processor (DSP) Amplifier.

The HDP-D90 DSP Amplifier has a 192kHz/64Bit internal sampling rate and an ultra-wide audio bandwidth of 10Hz-110kHz to reproduce sound at its intended High-Resolution spec. Intentional designs, like a copper-plated chassis, bring the signal-to-noise ratio up to >110dB and minimize noise and distortion during playback. Drawing inspiration from the internal Master Clock Management System in the AlpineF#1Status DSP, the HDP-D90 contains a Crystal Oscillator Clock Generator at the core of the unit that tracks and aligns digital information to eliminate jitter (timing errors) and accurately reproduce sound. 

The DSP has multiple input options for flexible system building. For vehicles that are unable to replace the factory head unit, the DSP has 12 channels of high-level input that allow the factory head unit to be retained. For those who wish to upgrade their factory head unit, the DSP has optical inputs that can add the Alpine Status HDS-990 Head Unit or analog inputs for another aftermarket head unit. The DSP also functions as a standalone music source and can receive music sent directly from a smartphone with Bluetooth® wireless streaming.

While the HDP-D90 has 12-channels of amplification (50W x 8 + 80W x 4) and can be used to power an entire system, 10-channels of RCA output can be used to add Alpine Status amplifiers for more power or system building: the HDA-F60 4-Channel Amplifier, HDA-V90 5-Cannel Amplifier, or HDA-M80 Mono Power Amplifier.

For the audiophile that’s looking to build their ideal sound system, Alpine Status offers a dynamic 3-Way Speaker Set (HDZ-653) with a High-Resolution bandwidth of 55Hz – 60kHz that includes a 6.5-inch Mid-Bass, 3-inch Mid-Range, and 2” Ring-Radiator Tweeter. A traditional, 2-Way Speaker Set (HDZ-65C) is also available and includes a 6.5-inch Mid-Bass and 2” Ring-Radiator Tweeter.

To ensure that each speaker achieves High-Resolution playback, each component is made from the same Carbon Composite material to create a unified timbre identity during playback. For added installation flexibility, the Alpine Status Speakers are also available in an OEM-fitment option for the tweeters in a 3-way (HDZ-653S), 2-Way (HDZ-65CS), or Coaxial (HDZ-65) Speaker Set option.

The massive, 11-inch HDZ-110 Alpine Status subwoofer houses a neodymium magnet to ensure efficient power delivery and reproduce an impressive 400W RMS/800W Peak Power Handling. A hybrid carbon cone with double-gathered surround minimizes distortion to reproduce clean, accurate bass even at loud volumes.

The Alpine Status system will ship in Summer 2022 and will be available at Alpine Authorized retailers and at Preferred Online Stores. Installation options can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator. 

Features:

HDS-990 Alpine Status High-Spec High-Resolution Head Unit (MAP $1,399.95)

  • High-Resolution 192kHz/24Bit playback, wired or wireless
  • Compact controller with a separate black box for flexible installation
  • High-performance RCA, Optical, and 25Wx4 High-Resolution amplified output
  • WAV, APE, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, M4A, AAC, WMA, MP3, DSD
  • BT Audio Codec: SBC/AAC/aptX/aptX HD/LDAC

HDP-D90 Alpine Status High-Spec High-Resolution DSP Amplifier (MAP $2,399.95)

  • Inputs: 2ch RCA, 12Ch High-Level, Optical, Digital Coax, BT Audio
  • Outputs: 10Ch RCA, 12Ch High-Level, (50Wx8 + 80Wx4)
  • Matrix Input Summing
  • High-Resolution 192kHz/32Bit Playback
  • Sampling Rate = Internal: 192kHz/64Bit
  • S/N: >110db, THD: 0.001
  • Optional Controller

HDA-F60 Alpine Status High-Resolution 4-Channel Amplifier (MAP $799.95)

  • 120W x 4 @ 4Ω
  • Ultra-Wide Bandwidth: 10Hz-110kHz

HDA-V90 Alpine Status High-Resolution 5-Channel Amplifier (MAP $899.95)

  • 75W x 4 + 300W x 1 @ 4Ω
  • 100W x 4 + 500W x 1 @ 2Ω
  • Ultra-Wide Bandwidth: 10Hz-110kHz

HDA-M80 Alpine Status High-Resolution Mono Amplifier (MAP $749.95)

  • 600W x 1 @ 4Ω
  • 900W x 1 @ 2Ω

HDZ-653 Alpine Status High-Resolution 3-Way Speaker Set (MAP $999.95)

  • 6.5” Mid-bass
  • 3” Mid-range
  • 2” Ring-Radiator Tweeter
  • Ultra-Wide Bandwidth: 55Hz-60kHz

HDZ-65C Alpine Status High-Resolution 2-Way Speaker Set (MAP $749.95)

  • 6.5” Mid-Range
  • 2” Ring-Radiator Tweeter
  • Ultra-Wide Bandwidth: 55Hz-60kHz

HDZ-110 Alpine Status High-Resolution 11” Subwoofer (MAP $799.95)

  • 400W RMS / 800W Peak Power Handling
  • Hybrid Carbon Cone
  • Double-Gathered Surround
  • Aluminum Die-Cast Frame
  • Neodymium Magnet

HDZ-65 Alpine Status High-Resolution OEM-Fit Coaxial Speaker Set (MAP $549.95)

  • 6.5” Mid-range
  • 1” Tweeter (Coaxial)
  • Ultra-Wide Bandwidth: 55Hz-60kHz

HDZ-65CS Alpine Status High-Resolution OEM-Fit 2-Way Speaker Set (MAP $749.95)

  • 6.5” Mid-range
  • Shallow Mount 1” Tweeter for OEM Fitment
  • Ultra-Wide Bandwidth: 55Hz-60kHz

HDZ-653S Alpine Status High-Resolution OEM-Fit 3-Way Speaker Set (MAP $999.95)

  • 6.5” Mid-bass
  • 3” Mid-range
  • Shallow Mount 1” Tweeter for OEM Fitment
  • Ultra-Wide Bandwidth: 55Hz-60kHz

Product information is based upon current information at the time of press but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications, and delivery dates are subject to change without notice.  

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

For information about Alpine’s aftermarket products, visit www.alpine-usa.com and these social media channels:  

Facebook: facebook.com/AlpineUSA 

Instagram: instagram.com/AlpineUSA 

Twitter: twitter.com/AlpineUSA

Holly Hill, Fla. – March 3, 2022 – Axxess® by Metra Electronics® has expanded its product line to include additional vehicle applications for popular integration solutions. Now shipping is a new DSP “Lite” package designed to fit select 2010-up* Toyota models, a dash kit integration package designed to fit select Pioneer® receivers into 2020-up* Jeep® Gladiators, and a STOP/START engine override interface designed to fit six different 2019-2021 Ford models. These new integration accessories help installers deliver upgraded sound systems and everyday convenience to drivers, with less labor and work in the install bay.

DSP Package - Fits 2010-up* Toyota

The AXDSPL-TY2 Digital Signal Processor improves the sound system with a 15 band graphic EQ, 4 inputs and 6 individually assignable outputs, and vehicle-specific harnessing for a plug-n-play solution that is easy to install behind the radio. This DSP uses Axxess’s patented technology, has a built-in interface, and is programmed wirelessly through a mobile app.


            AXDSPL-TY2 Product Specifications:

  • 15-band graphic EQ
  • 4 inputs and 6 individually assignable outputs
  • Independent equalization for front, rear, and sub
  • Selectable low pass, band pass, and high pass filters
  • Selectable crossover slopes; 12db, 24db, 36db, 48db
  • Each channel can be delayed independently up to 10ms
  • Clipping detection and limiting circuits
  • Designed for non-amplified models
  • Easy behind the radio installation with pre-wired harness
  • Internal header port for adding interface modules
  • Bass knob included for level control of subwoofer amp
  • Settings adjusted wirelessly in a smart device application
  • Read, write, and store configurations for future recall
  • Password protect feature available in the mobile app
  • Micro “B” USB updatable

Dash Kit Integration Package for Pioneer - Fits 2020-up* Jeep® Gladiator JT

The new AXPIO-JT1 is a fully integrated dash kit package designed specifically for Pioneer® DMH-W4600NEX/W4660NEX or DMH-WC5700NEX receivers**. This complete solution features an Axxess AXPIO Series interface, vehicle specific harnessing, a dash kit, and more. Vehicle information and settings that were controlled on the factory screen are retained, displayed, and controlled on the Pioneer® touchscreen. These settings would otherwise be lost after replacing the head unit, including HVAC controls and gauges, heated/cooled seats, and other driver personalization options.

Since the factory LVDS backup camera will no longer work, Metra has included an IP68 rated iBEAM® backup camera as a high-quality, direct OE replacement. A replacement panel for the USB, AUX, and HDMI® ports is also included with 3-feet of wiring, along with a radio antenna adaptor for GPS. For even more value, Axxess’s patented STOP/START engine override is built into the interface, which is designed to disengage the STOP/START feature, if equipped, and keep that feature disengaged even after the key has been cycled. The built-in integration technology from Axxess also retains safety chimes through an offboard speaker, retains audio controls on the steering wheel, retains R.A.P. (Retained Accessory Power), and provides accessory power (12-volt 10-amp) and NAV outputs for parking brake, reverse, and speed sense.

AXPIO-JT1 Product Specifications:

  • Designed for Pioneer® DMH-W4600NEX/W4660NEX or DMH-WC5700NEX receivers (will also work with the 9” Pioneer® touchscreens with the additional purchase of the Metra 109-UN02 dash kit)
  • Allows for the retention and adjustment of the factory personalization menu
  • Provides a visual view and adjustment of HVAC gauges on the Pioneer® screen
  • Complete plug-n-play installation
  • Includes dash kit with Axxess interface and vehicle-specific T-harness
  • Includes iBEAM® water-resistant direct OE camera replacement rated IP68
  • Includes a 3’ USB/AUX/HDMI® replacement cable with panel
  • Includes radio antenna adaptor for GPS
  • Provides a built-in STOP/START engine override (if equipped)
  • Provides accessory power (12V 10-amp)
  • Provides NAV outputs (parking brake, reverse, and speed sense)
  • Retains audio controls on the steering wheel
  • Works in both single and dual-zone vehicles
  • Retains safety chimes through an included off-board speaker
  • Designed for amplified or non-amplified vehicles
  • Micro “B” USB updatable
  • Dash kit is painted scratch-resistant matte black to match the factory finish

STOP/START Engine Override Data Interface - Fits 2019-2021 Ford

The new AXSSO-FD2 automatically disengages the STOP/START engine feature on select 2019-2021 Ford vehicles, expanding the AXSSO series to include popular new models. This interface keeps that feature disengaged, even after the key has been cycled, and the factory STOP/START button can resume the STOP/START feature once again. This exclusive and patented technology works with factory or aftermarket radios and is programmed through a Windows® 7 or 10 computer via the Axxess Updater software program. The interface has weather-resistant housing and harnessing with plug-n-play installation under the hood.

The AXSSO-FD2 is designed to fit:

  • Ford Bronco Sport 2021
  • Ford Escape 2020-2021
  • Ford Explorer 2020-2021
  • Ford Ranger 2019-2021
  • Ford Transit 2020-2021
  • Ford Transit Connect 2019-2021

These solutions are in stock now. *Visit AxxessInterfaces.com for vehicle-specific applications.

**Refer to radio manufacturer for most current models.

At Metra, 12volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world. We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources in developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for 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.

PIONEER is a registered trademark of Pioneer Corporation.

TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA, March 2nd, 2022 –Rydeen Mobile Electronics, a cutting-edge electronics designer and manufacturer dedicated exclusively to advanced vehicle driver safety, announces today the release of its new website www.rydeenmobile.com with easier navigation, enhance product offerings and a commitment to consumer awareness of newly introduced TOMBO 360. The site offers six product category icons, making navigation easier for dealers and consumers alike with the emphasis of TOMBO 360 features.

  1. 1) Rotational product animation at the top, to show the exterior look.

This is the only vehicle DVR that can record in 360-angle, left/right windshield views are clearly recorded at the same time recording the front.

  1. 2)Product overview video is embedded.

New products are showcased in an easy to navigate format that will draw attention to the benefits of the product line. As TOMBO 360 is a unique 360-degree video rearview replacement mirror with built-in touch capable 10-inch HD monitor and built-in drive recorder.  Unlike other mirrors that can capture and record DVR video, the RYDEEN TOMBO 360 DVR Mirror also houses a 360-degree 4K High-Definition digital video camera. TOMBO, which means “dragonfly” in Japanese, symbolizes the capability of All-Seeing-Vision. It provides a full view of both the inside and outside of the vehicle from the vantage point of the rearview mirror.

  1. 3)Product Landing pages for detailed information.

For specific details on what is included in either the TOMBO 360 or PROKIT 1 can be found on these landing pages for a better understanding of what is included in the box before purchase. MSRP pricing and key features are listed as well.

  1. 4)Social Media Links to product videos and dealer images.

Check out all the latest Instagram posts on the RYDEEN page to see what our dealers are installing and how they are using our products for different applications. We always encourage the dealers to send us what they got!

With an emphasis on the TOMBO360, our new website highlights the functions and features of our flagship product. From the basic use of just the TOMBO360 to the fully equipped version including the add on PROKIT1 and any of the RYDEEN blind spot safety kits. In the future, RYDEEN will add 4G/5G capability to the USB-C port, so that it becomes a “virtual technology hub” for any car, including older vehicles.  With the optional wireless 4G/5G connection, parents can check on teen drivers in real time.

“At Rydeen Mobile we are trying to drive a further understanding and consumer awareness to our category of driver safety products. This has always been lacking in the past and our industry has not done a good job of driving consumer awareness. We will try to change that and will focus on driving business to our dealers by educating our customers, both dealers and end users, to the benefits of this category. Our site will evolve periodically in an attempt to educate the public to the benefits of driver safety products,” said national tech support manager/trainer Johnathan Gandarela. Our goal as a company is to bring the best products to our dealers and to further educate the buying public that these products can be expertly added to any vehicle with professional and possibly lifesaving results.

“We are innovating a category within our industry we can all be proud of. Now it’s time to get the word out to the buying public,” said Oliver Grunhold, director of product planning and development. “With the help of our dedicated staff, dealers and sales representatives we will continue to innovate and push the narrative to the buying public.  Driver safety is a category we all need to be involved in.”

Unlike other 360-degree cameras that present a rounded, “fish-eye,” distorted image, the TOMBO 360 uses internal processing to flatten the image and present a bright, clear, and realistic view.

“This is the first generation of our platform, which will continue to incorporate industry leading technologies,” added Grunhold.

The retail pricing for TOMBO 360 is $399.00 and the upgrade ProKit 1 package is $199.00.

RYDEEN’s website is now up and running. Now shipping the TOMBO 360 and ProKit 1 to retailers & distributors throughout USA and Canada. Please feel free to contact us at 310-787-7880 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions.

At Rydeen Mobile Electronics, our mission is to provide the safest vehicle driving experience with solution-based products and technologies, creating “peace of mind everyday” to consumers worldwide! For more information, visit our website at www.rydeenmobile.com.

Now Shipping and Designed for Easily Installation, the KX-PS10 Comes Available Either Loaded with a 800/400 Watt (Peak/RMS) Kicker Subwoofer or Unloaded

OXNARD, Calif., March 1, 2022 – SSV Works (www.ssvworks.com), the market leader in powersports and off-road audio systems, is proud to announce the expansion of its Kawasaki Teryx KRX1000 audio line with the launch of the new 10-inch subwoofer enclosure. Now available, the KX-PS10 comes available either loaded with a Kicker subwoofer (p/n KX-PS10K; MSRP: $619.99), or unloaded (p/n KX-PS10U; MSRP: $429.99).

“Our custom molded enclosure is designed to be easily installed behind the passenger seat with no cutting required,” explained Trevor Kaplan, SSV Works CEO. “This roto-molded subwoofer enclosure is built with both performance and durability in mind as it simply bolts in and provides the proper airspace required for a 10-inch sub. You will feel the full potential of your subwoofer while hitting the trails. Whether it be mud, dirt, water, or snow, the SSV Works subwoofer enclosure can handle it all.”

Additional features and specifications include:

  • Loaded: includes a 800 watt (400w RMS) Kicker Comp RT Subwoofer
  • Unloaded: install your own subwoofer
  • All mounting hardware included

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!

The best of the best of the Mobile Electronics Industry were honored for their accomplishments
 
Las Vegas, Nevada – February 20, 2022 – The Mobile Electronics® Association (MEA) announced the winners of the 2022 Mobile Electronics Industry Awards. The awards were presented Sunday evening at the conclusion of a successful KnowledgeFest Las Vegas event. The awards recognize and honor professionals in the mobile electronics industry that exhibit outstanding service, business ethics, professionalism, and expertise in their field.
 
Chris Cook, President of MEA, hosted the event which was attended in person and viewed online by thousands of industry professionals, including family and friends, from the United States and around the globe. Top honors for Installer of the Year went to Marty Adamschek of Andres Electronics – Courtenay, BC. Retailer of the Year was awarded to Titan Motoring – Nashville, TN. Sales Pro of the Year went to Robert Kowatch – Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security – Anchorage, AK. and Trusted Tech of the Year went to Adam Devine - Devine Concepts - Naples, FL. Vendor of the Year went to HKI USA and Distributor of the Year went to DOW Electronics.
 
“Congratulations to all the nominees, finalist, award winners”, stated Chris Cook, MEA President. “Their accomplishments set a high standard for the Mobile Electronics Industry.” Going forward, MEA will continue to hold the Industry Awards at KnowledgeFest Las Vegas.
 
Installer of the Year
Marty Adamschek – Andres Electronics – Courtenay, BC
 
Retailer of the Year
Titan Motoring – Nashville, TN
 
Sales Pro Award Winner
Robert Kowatch – Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security – Anchorage, AK
 
Trusted Tech Award Winner
Adam Devine – Devine Concepts - Naples, FL
 
Rookie of the Year
Jacob Mallette – Car-Tunes, Inc. – Greensville, MS
 
Most Improved Store or Chain
Sudbury Car Audio – Sudbury, ON
 
Best Online Presence
NVS Audio – Roselle, NJ
 
Best Customer Retention Program
SoundsGood – Coquitlam, BC
 
Best Customer Experience
SoundsGood – Coquitlam, BC
 
Best Store Culture
Titan Motoring – Nashville, TN
 
Customer Choice Award
Sound Evolution – Houston, TX
 
Expeditor of the Year
Titan Motoring – Nashville, TN
 
Distributor of the Year
DOW Technologies
 
Rep Firm of the Year
12-Volt Specialists
 
Rep of the Year
Johnathan Mercado – GoFast Solutions
 
Vendor Support Tech of the Year
Jason Ewing – Firstech
 
Vendor of the Year
HKI USA
 
Top Vendor: Autosound & Processing
Sony
 
Top Vendor: Security, Safety and Driver Assistance
Firstech
 
Top Vendor: Accessories and Materials
Metra Electronics
 
Top Vendor: Infotainment & Multimedia
Sony
 
Top Vendor: Powersports & Marine
JL Audio
 
Top Vendor: OEM Integration
AAMP - PAC
 
Top Vendor: Lighting
Metra – Heise Lighting
 
About the Mobile Electronics Association
Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) is a trade association comprised of installing dealers and product vendors dedicated to serving the needs of the mobile electronics specialist industry. MEA owns and produces KnowledgeFest, regional trade-only industry events that combine educational programming and vendor training with a trade show floor. MEA owns and publishes the monthly Mobile Electronics® magazine, which is the industry’s #1 resource, as well as other digital media, including websites and the industry’s e-newsletter Hotwire. MEA provides software and data-driven services to vendors and retailers. Learn more at mobile-electronics.com.
 
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