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Las Vegas, Nev., July 30, 2019 – Audiomobile has announced that it has recently added a second, Eastern regional distribution warehouse, in Nashville TN. The new location complements the existing one in New Jersey.  Both of these operations are strategically located, to provide 1-2-day delivery to 90% of the Continental US.

Audiomobile is uniquely positioned to provide the upscale, 12 Volt Specialty retailer segment with truly exceptional, high-performance, reduced form factor, relevant solutions. These truly unique products offer retailers protection from the ever increasing Internet pricing-pressures, who are seeking high-quality brands focused  on delivering the rare combination of relevant solutions, combined with strong value  and superb reliability, at competitive price-points.

Audiomobile will also return to Knowledgefest in Dallas, and debut several new models, including their first high-power “Exact” series of subwoofers, as well as additional models of their unique “SoloPass” line of prefab, low-profile, enclosures, which have been specifically engineered to work with their formidable subwoofers, as well as designed and optimized to work with their unique, proprietary, pre-tuned, “MCAR” (Modular Coupled Acoustic Radiator) transducers.  

Invitation information and details can be found at www.Facebook.com/Audiomobileusa. Retailers who are interested in learning more about this opportunity are welcome to call Audiomobile at (310) 941-2171, or to contact the company at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  to schedule a meeting during the show. 

Contact: Matthew Overpeck, VP of Sales and Marketing
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (310) 941 - 2171

Las Vegas, NV – (May 16, 2022) – Audiomobile is pleased to announce the debut of their latest ‘Advanced Technology’ high-performance drivers – the Encore “44” Series.

Expanding on the proven performance of the highly-acclaimed Evo ‘24’ series platform, the Encore ‘44’ series features an array of exotic, performance technologies, including low-profile Prosound 6-spoke cast alloy frame, with fully CNC machined motor, and extended, Shaped-Manifold-Gap (“SMG”) compact / fully vented motor, resulting in the highest-power, longest excursion, slim-line subwoofer series on the market.

  • Class-leading 1,000 W RMS power-handling plus 6 dB crest-factor of 4 Kw
  • Massive, 3” Dual Voice Coil features proprietary ‘T-shaped’ magnetic gap.
  • Custom tooled dual Aluminum “Shorting Rings” for very-low inductance
  • Low-profile mounting depth of 4.9’ and 5.9” (4412 and 4415 respectively)

Rated at 1,000 watts RMS, the Encore series delivers remarkable 19 mm of one-way linear Xmax, offering the rare combination of low-resonant frequency, plus modest VAS, allows it to deliver this full-format excursion performance, but works optimally in verycompact sealed enclosures of .75 cf – 1.2 cf, as well as in modest size ported boxes, for high-output SPL applications.

The proprietary SMG (Shaped Manifold Gap) motor includes the proprietary “ICAR” Aluminum Intercooler technology, providing both a superior ‘thermal-transfer’ path, plus

provides additional convection cooling to the huge conduction ‘heatsink,’ by virtue of the Encore unique extended gap-plate. This dual mode cooling technology radically boosts the long-term power handling, and offers reduced power-compression, during high SPL.

In addition, the super-linear suspension features a premium, 25 mm tall, long-excursion surround, large diameter flat-spyder, featuring ‘integrated-lead’ wires, to allow in excess of 2-inches of peak-to-peak excursion, provided by unique, revolutionary motor design. This huge, powerful, proprietary motor design, results in a fully symmetrical magnetic field, delivering significantly reduced distortion, at all output levels.

Las Vegas, NV, October 20, 2017 – Audiomobile will be participating in the Car Audio Retailer Specialty (‘CARS’) 2017 Expo,in Studio 1, at the new “W Las Vegas”. The Expo is designed to facilitate bringing like-minded audio brands together with upscale, specialty 12-volt retailers who are seeking brands that are focused on delivering relevant, high-performance, products and solutions and protection from margin-erosion, that so many retailers now are having to cope with. The Expo will run Tuesday, October 31 – Thursday Nov 2nd from Noon till 8 pm each evening. Invitation info and details can be found at www.Facebook.com/Audiomobileusa.

Audiomobile will be joined at the Expo by Tru Technology, the highly regarded boutique US amplifier manufacturer, as well as Eton, the famous German loudspeaker company, best known for having produced some of the finest car audio component systems ever, including the original Diamond ‘Hex Series’ as well as building for other upscale US brands. 

Matthew Overpeck, VP of Sales and Marketing, commented; "We opted to move this year to the beautiful, new W Las Vegas, to be in closer proximity to the LVCC, which is just one-stop away from the Westgate Hotel (via the Las Vegas Monorail, at the SLS Station). This venue also offers Retailers a far more intimate and relaxed alternative experience to the hustle and stress of the Convention Center atmosphere and provides a relaxed setting and comfortable environment to learn and discuss more profitable business opportunities.

Audiomobile will debut the new Elite 7 and Neo motor Stealth 8 (just 1.3-inch deep) world-class midbass drivers, as well as debut their new “SoloPass” line of custom, low-profile, vehicle specific enclosures, which have been specifically engineered to work with their formidable subwoofers, as well as tuned to work with their “MCAR” (Modular Coupled Acoustic Radiator) technology drivers. Overpeck added; “This is fully consistent with our solutions-based, high-performance products and the company’s philosophy to offer retailers a more personalized, business-focused interface experience, where upscale retailers can learn and develop insights that deliver significantly greater, long-term strategic benefits for them and their business.”

Retailers who are interested in learning more about this opportunity are welcome to call Audiomobile at (702) 221 - 1977, or to contact the company at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,
to schedule a meeting during the show.

Las Vegas, Nev. -- February 20, 2019 – Audiomobile announces that it will be exhibiting at the MEA Knowlegefest this weekend in Long Beach, Feb 22 -24.

Audiomobile is uniquely positioned and specifically created to provide Specialty 12-Volt Retailers truly exceptional, high-performance, minimal form factor, relevant solutions, that are protected from ever increasingly challenging Internet pricing-pressures and who are seeking high-quality brands focused on delivering the rare combination of relevant solutions, with value and reliability, at competitive price-points.

Audiomobile will debut several new models, including their first high-power “Exact” series of subwoofers, as well as additional models of their unique “SoloPass” line of prefab, low-profile, vehicle specific enclosures, which have been specifically engineered to work with their formidable subwoofers, as well as designed and optimized to work with their unique, pre-tuned, “MCAR” (Modular Coupled Acoustic Radiator) transducers. 

Invitation information and details can be found at www.Facebook.com/Audiomobileusa.

Retailers who are interested in learning more about this opportunity are welcome to call Audiomobile at (310) 941-2171, or to contact the company at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to schedule a meeting during the show. 

       

New Products and Training Featured At Mobile Electronics Show

Las Vegas, NV – (Aug 15, 2016) – Audiomobile will be exhibiting at the Mobile Electronics Association annual Knowledgefest in Dallas at the Hilton Anatole, August 19-22. In addition to displaying its latest, high-performance products, the company will also showcase a new category that will offer clients further, relevant solutions, to its merchandising mix of advanced technology subwoofers and OEM preamps. 

The company will also be hosting a seminar and training on Monday, August 22, from 8:30 to 9:30 am, which will focus on its new “M-CAR” Pre-tuned-Subwoofer-Transducer (“PST”) proprietary technology, as well as the latest developments in its LineDrive series of high-power, OEM Interface processors. 

The Seminar will also cover the unique feature / benefits of the stellar GTS ‘21’ and Evo ‘24’ series of low-profile subwoofers. Designed specifically for micro-sealed enclosures, the EVO series subwoofers advanced technology features includes powder-coated, low-profile, cast aluminum frame and class-leading linear excursion and power-handling.

For more information go to: www.Audiomobile.net or call (702) 221-1977.

Audiomobile is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the MEA KnowlegeFest this week in Dallas (Booths 224).

Las Vegas, NV -- August 10, 2018 – Audiomobile is uniquely positioned and specifically created to provide Specialty 12 Volt Retailers truly exceptional, high-performance, minimal form factor, relevant solutions, that are protected from ever increasingly challenging Internet pricing-pressures and who are seeking brands that are focused on delivering both value and reliability, at competitive price-points.

Audiomobile will introduce several new models, including the new ‘GT2’ Series 2012, their incredible new Elite 7 and inverted Neo motor Stealth 8 (just 1.3” deep) world-class midbass drivers, as well as debut the new line-up of “SoloPass” line of custom, low-profile, vehicle specific enclosures, which have been specifically engineered to work with their formidable subwoofers, as well as specifically optimized to work with their unique, pre-tuned, “MCAR” (Modular Coupled Acoustic Radiator) transducers.

Invitation information and details can be found at www.Facebook.com/Audiomobileusa.

Retailers who are interested in learning more about this opportunity are welcome to call Audiomobile at (702) 221-1977, or to contact the company at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to schedule a meeting during the show.

Las Vegas, Nev. – (January 2, 2022) – Audiomobile is excited to announce initial shipments of their first five (5) models of their latest ‘Advanced Technology’ car audio subwoofer solutions.

Featuring an array of unique, and proprietary premium design elements, the “Solopass” series was specifically designed to ‘fill the gap’ in 12V retailers merchandising mix, by providing an easy, alternative, step-up, “Better” – ‘drop-in’ and affordable, ‘vehicle-specific’ subwoofer solutions – vs. the traditional, carpeted, loaded prefab boxes, for a wide array of popular vehicles, including the Ford F-150, GMC / Chevy, Toyota trucks, and BMW SUV platforms.

Available in three versions, dual 10 Solopass ( ‘MCAR’ pre-tuned Passive Radiator transducer), Sealed 10 and 12 inch and ‘Aeroport’ vented models. These unique, unloaded, prefab “Wedge” enclosures feature non-parallel panels, and full-width cross-braces (to eliminate any enclosure resonance) and are designed and manufactured in the USA. All Solopass enclosures employ an array of high-performance features, including CNC manufacturing, ¾” US MDF construction, and1.5 inch front, staggered, flush-mount driver mounting, and were designed to accept select Audiomobile low-profile drivers. This rare feature allows dealers the flexibility to customize the price-point, impedance and power-handling, for customers’ needs and budgets.

The Solopass also introduces a remarkable, industrial-grade, spray-on, textured finish, called “Composite Armored Suede” (or ‘CAS’), which is extremely rugged, and features a high degree of luster, that is very smooth to the touch, unlike typical, generic, “bedliner” type spray-coatings.

These modular, ‘Omni-fit’ enclosures, provide a choice of ‘Stealth” or ‘Vehicle Specific’ designs, including “down-fire” models, all of which are F-150 focused, but also fit an array of trucks and SUV’s and are available with optional kits, including proprietary ‘Iso-Feet’ kits, to further facilitate additional truck applications. The Solopass enclosures, by virtue of their modular design, can also be used in unique, ‘bookend’ type format, allowing easy installation of a “Quattro” system (4 x 10-inch drivers) in down-fire, stealth system, that requires a remarkable 1.1 cu ft air-volume.

With an MSRP of under $300, the SoloPass enclosure systems set a new standard in flexible, high-performance subwoofer enclosures, and allow retailers to both enhance and expedite the critical efficiency of their installation bay, without negatively compromising their ‘Custom Box’ capabilities, while offering their clients unprecedented options and superb value.

For additional information please visit us at facebook.com/Audiomobileusa.

  • CNC manufactured using 100% premium-grade, US ¾ inch MDF material.
  • Unique, Down-fire designs, allow for improved ‘loading’ in truck apps.
  • Prefab minimizes the duplicate / excess inventory dollars of loaded boxes.
  • Reversable design allows for tight seatback fitment, in trunk or SUV apps.

Contact: Matthew Overpeck

VP of Sales and Marketing

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(310) 941-2171

Las Vegas, Nev. – (March 31, 2021) – Audiomobile is pleased to announce the introduction of their latest ‘Advanced Technology’ car audio subwoofers – the EVO “24” Series. Built on the proven performance of the highly-acclaimed Evo series platform, the EVO 2412 D4 features an array of unique performance technologies, including low-profile SLX cast alloy frame, fully CNC machined motor, proprietary Shaped-Manifold-Gap (“SMG”) compact / vented motor, resulting in the highest-power, longest excursion, slim-line subwoofer series on the market.

  • Class-leading power-handling and excursion envelope
  • No axial motor-vent provides minimal enclosure depth
  • Premium Kevlar Composite Laminated Sandwich (“CLS’) cone
  • Shallow mounting depth of 117 mm / 4.6”

Rated at 500 watts RMS, the Evo 2412 delivers remarkable 16 mm of one-way linear Xmax, making it the longest excursion subwoofer available. The rare combination of very low resonant frequency, plus modest VAS, allows it to deliver this full-size 12 performance, but works optimally in enclosures under .65 cf, as well as reflex / ported boxes, of 1 cf net volume.

The proprietary SMG (Shaped Manifold Gap) motor includes a unique “thermal-transfer path,” which forces hot-air away from the voice coil and motor, thru channels, that allow the heated air to be exhausted thru and dissipated by the cast aluminum frame, plus provides additional convection cooling to the huge conduction ‘heatsink.’ provided by the motor and extended gap-plate. This dual mode cooling significantly increased long-term power handling, and reduced power-compression at high-output levels.

In addition, the high-performance suspension features a 25 mm premium SBR rubber surround, 8” flat-spyder, with ‘in-line’ lead wires, to allow over 2-inches of peak to peak excursion provided by the unique motor.

This powerful, proprietary design motor design, delivers symmetrical magnetic field, delivering significantly reduced distortion and results in a driver without equal, in micro-box applications. The MSRP on the Evo 2412 D4 is $495.00.

 Audiomobile Ships Next-Gen Elite Series      

Las Vegas, NV, September 23, 2016 – Audiomobile has begun initial deliveries of the first model of the highly anticipated, ‘Next Gen’ of the Elite series, the Elite 2510 S4 subwoofer.

As with the original, superb Elite 2210, the new series features premium features, including Low-profile, SLX cast-aluminum frame, exotic, ‘CCAW’ (Copper-Clad Aluminum Wire) voice coils, powerful, large diameter ceramic magnet, premium, high-modulus, “CLS” (Composite Laminated Sandwich) cones, and patent-pending “ICAR” (Inter-Cooled Alloy Radiator) heatsink. This proprietary technology provides both superior Conduction and convection cooling, directly to voice coil and top-plate, to vanquish heat and power-compression, as well as significantly increased long-term thermal power-handling, now over 500 watts RMS.

Enhanced features include integral Aluminum Flux Stabilization Device, providing both inner  and outer “shorting-rings” (to reduce Inductance and improve transient response), as well asfully CNC machined top-plate, plus reduced mounting depth (under 4.9 inches), providing even greater installation application flexibility. Specifically designed from the start, to be the world’s finest “free-air” (I-B installation) subs ever designed, the composite of ‘world-class’ features, makes the Elite series totally unique in the market. The drivers are also well suited for small reflex/vented and Bandpass box applications.

Matthew Overpeck, VP of Sales and Marketing, commented; As we all know, like the Internet, The OEM upgrade business is ‘here to stay,’ so we opted to rededicate the Elite ‘25’ series to providing our exclusive retailer base with a true, world-class solution, to their customers who want ‘killer-bass’ in their vehicles, but who have no interest in adding cost or weight of usual enclosure in their trunk. As we like to say, “The smallest-box is NO box.”

Overpeck continued; "It is now clear that all our unique, solutions-based, relevant products, which focus on specific categories, clearly stand out, even in a crowded market, and that our message resonates with the elite specialty retailer segment, allowing them to make room in their mix for these high-value products, which will provide superior performance and enhanced solutions to their needs, both from a business perspective, as well as from an applications standpoint. Its axiomatic that “Size matters,” especially in mobile products, and we have addressed this on every level.”

Retailers who are interested in learning more about this opportunity are welcome to contact Audiomobile via email the company at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Contact: Matthew Overpeck; VP of Sales   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (702) 221–1977

 

Las Vegas, NV, September 23, 2016 – Audiomobile has begun initial deliveries of the first model of its ‘Next Gen’ of the Elite series, the Elite 2510 S4 subwoofer. As with the original Elite 2210, the new series features premium features, including Low-profile, SLX cast-aluminum frame, exotic, ‘CCAW’ (Copper-Clad Aluminum Wire) voice coils, powerful, large diameter ceramic magnet, premium, high-modulus, “CLS” (Composite Laminated Sandwich) cones, and patent-pending “ICAR” (Inter-Cooled Alloy Radiator) heatsink. 

This proprietary technology provides both superior Conduction and convection cooling, directly to voice coil and top-plate, to vanquish heat and power-compression, as well as significantly increased long-term thermal power-handling, now over 500 watts RMS. Enhanced features include integral Aluminum Flux Stabilization Device, providing both inner and outer “shorting-rings” (to reduce Inductance and improve transient response), as well as fully CNC machined top-plate, plus reduced mounting depth (under 4.9 inches), providing even greater installation application flexibility.

Specifically designed from the start, to be the world’s finest “free-air” (I-B installation) subs ever designed, the composite of ‘world-class’ features, makes the Elite series totally unique in the market.  The drivers are also well suited for small reflex/vented and Bandpass box applications. Matthew Overpeck, VP of Sales and Marketing, commented; As we all know, like the Internet, The OEM upgrade business is ‘here to stay,’ so we opted to rededicate the Elite ‘25’ series to providing our exclusive retailer base with a true, world-class solution, to their customers who want ‘killer-bass’ in their vehicles, but who have no interest in adding cost or weight of usual enclosure in their trunk. As we like to say, “The smallest-box is NO box.”

Overpeck continued; "It is now clear that all our unique, solutions-based, relevant products, which focus on specific categories, clearly stand out, even in a crowded market, and that our message resonates with the elite specialty retailer segment, allowing them to make room in their mix for these high-value products, which will provide superior performance and enhanced solutions to their needs, both from a business perspective, as well as from an applications standpoint.  Its axiomatic that “Size matters,” especially in mobile products, and we have addressed this on every level.”

Retailers who are interested in learning more about this opportunity are welcome to contact Audiomobile via email the company at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Las Vegas, NV – (Aug 10, 2022) – Audiomobile is pleased to announce the initial deliveries of their latest ‘Advanced Technology’ car audio subwoofers – the Elite 3210. Over 5-years in development, the new Elite series builds upon the original Elite series, but adds substantial improvements, developed over the past several years, which were introduced on the highly regarded Evo and GTS series of drivers.

The Elite series features an array of advanced, unique performance technologies, including premium Copper Clad Aluminum wire )CCAW), ‘3 ohm’ voice coil, driven by a large, dual-stacked magnet and fully CNC machined top-plate, to provide for longer magnetic field and more precision magnetic-gap.

Featuring an unprecedented performance-envelope, in a ‘low-profile’ driver, the new Elite 3210 delivers a remarkable 21.5 mm linear Xmax, Klippel verified and will handle over 750 watts RMS.

Additional features include the proprietary, patent-pending “ICAR” Intercooler as well as the unique, Aluminum “FMD” (Flux Modulation Device), which together serve to significantly lower inductance, reduces Intermodulation distortion and virtually eliminate power-compression. This all translates to greater output and higher power-handling.

  • Class-leading power-handling and linear-excursion envelope
  • No axial motor-vent provides for minimal enclosure depth
  • Premium “CLS” Kevlar Composite Laminated Sandwich cone
  • Unique, Nickel-plated CNC machined, forged steel T-yoke motor

This rare combination of features allows the performance, but works optimally in enclosures under .65 cubic foot, as well as in ported boxes, and is ideally suited for use with the Audiomobile MCAR pre-tuned Passive Radiator. When used together, this creates a 13-inch ‘Reflex’ subwoofer system, tuned to 35 Hz, in a very compact .65 cf enclosure. The Elite 3210 is also performs extremely well in ‘Infinite Baffle’ type applications, which the prior Elite series was famous for.

In addition, the high-performance suspension features a heavy-duty 25 mm premium SBR rubber surround, 8” flat-spider, with ‘in-line’ lead wires, to allow over 2-inches of peak to peak excursion provided by the unique motor.

This performance is packaged in a very compact 5.3” mounting-depth, making the Elite 3210 the longest excursion, low-profile subwoofer on the market, at any cost. The MSRP on the Elite 3210 is $599.00 and is shipping now.

Class-leading Power-Handling in Low-profile Subwoofers

Las Vegas, NV – (October 22, 2017) – Audiomobile has begun initial shipments of its newest car audio subwoofers – the “GT2” Series. Based on proven DNA of the GTS “21” series subwoofers, the GT2 series (or “2K” series) subwoofers utilize an array of performance technologies, including use of the company's proprietary, 6-spoke, low-profile, frames, with integral radial venting, as well fully machined motor, featuring multi-layer SVC design, resulting high-excursion, with superb power-handling – 400 watts RMS (800 watts ‘musicpower’).

Designed for use in both small sealed or reflex enclosures, as well as with the M-CAR (Modular Coupled Acoustic Radiators), pre-tuned radiators, the GT2 series subwoofers build upon the documented performance of the stellar ‘GTS’ series, in providing high-excursion, in micro enclosure applications. Key Features include:

• Proprietary, low-profile, powder-coated, 6-spoke radially-vented frame
• Attractive, Monochromatic black motor, basket and suspension parts.
• Full-size motor, features no rear-axial motor-vent, reducing enclosure depth
• Premium “CLS” Kevlar reinforced, composite laminated sandwich cone
• Shallow mounting depth of 4.25” for GT2 2010 and 5.1” for GT2 2012

The GT2 series have Klippel verified 11.9 mm of one-way linear Xmax, making it one of the longest excursion, low-profile subwoofers available. This rare combination of long- Xmax, with modest depth, while performing optimally in enclosures as small as .40 cubic foot, represents a remarkably formidable performance envelope.

In addition, the high-performance suspension features a 25 mm premium SBR rubber surround, 8” flat-spyder, with ‘in-line’ lead wires, to allow over 2-inches of peak to peak excursion provided by the unique motor. This powerful, compact motor, featuring large diameter 145 mm 20 cm magnet and a precision, CNC-machined motor. The MSRP on GT2 series is $229.99 and $249.99 respectively. The GT2 2010 is now shipping, while and the GT2 2012 is scheduled to ship in early Spring.

Retailers who are interested in learning more are invited to contact Audiomobile at (702) 221-1977, or checkout the latest on Facebook.com/Audiomobileusa.
Contact:
Matthew Overpeck; VP of Sales and Marketing
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(702) 221 - 1977

Audiomobile has announced it will return to the Hard Rock Hotel for their Winter Showcase Expo, January 7 – 9 (Thursday thru Saturday) in the Paradise Tower (Pool Villa Suite), from Noon till 9 pm. 

Matthew Overpeck, VP of Sales and Marketing, commented; "We opted to again debut our latest ‘Collection’ at the Hard Rock in order to provide Retailers an alternative experience to the stress and hustle of the traditional tradeshow floor atmosphere. This is fully consistent with our company’s philosophy to offer a more relaxed and intimate, business-focused interface, where dealers can learn and develop insights that yield more long-term strategic benefits for them and their business.”

Overpeck continued; "It is now clear that all our unique, solutions-based, relevant products, which focus on specific categories, clearly stand out, even in a crowded market, and that our message resonates with the elite specialty retailer segment, allowing them to make room in their mix for these high-value products, which will provide superior performance and enhanced solutions to their needs, both from a business perspective, as well as from an applications standpoint.  Its axiomatic that “Size matters,” especially in mobile products, and we have addressed this on every level.”

Audiomobile will introduce a new category of products, as well as new subwoofers and the expanded “LineDrive” series of high-performance OEM Interface preamp products.

Retailers who are interested in learning more about this opportunity are welcome to contact Audiomobile at (310) 941 - 2171, or to email the company at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to RSVP or to schedule a meeting.

Las Vegas, NV, January 2, 2018 – Audiomobile has announced that it will be Co-hosting its annual ‘Winter Showcase at the “W Las Vegas” together with Eton Car Audio.

The Showcase will debut the 2018 Collections for these two premier brands, and is designed  offer a unique presentation for Specialty 12 Retailers, who are seeking brands that are focused on delivering relevant, high-performance, products and solutions. The Showcase will be open Monday, Jan 8th – Thursday Jan 11th, from Noon till 8 pm each evening. Invitation info and details can be found at www.Facebook.com/Audiomobileusa.

Eton, the famous German loudspeaker company, is celebrating their 35th Anniversary, and is highly regarded among audiophiles, world wide, but is perhaps best known for having produced some of the finest car component systems ever, including the original Diamond ‘Hex Series’ as well as building for other well known US brands.

Matthew Overpeck, VP of Sales and Marketing, commented; "We opted to move to the new
W Las Vegas, to be in closer proximity to the LVCC, which is just one-stop away from the Westgate Hotel (via the Las Vegas Monorail, at the SLS Station).  This venue also offers Retailers a far more intimate, alternative experience to the hustle and noise at the Convention Center and provides a relaxed setting and comfortable environment to learn and discuss more profitable business opportunities. 

Audiomobile will introduce a few new models, including their incredible new Elite 7 and Neo motor Stealth 8 (just 1.3” deep) world-class midbass drivers, as well as debut their new “SoloPass” line of custom, low-profile, vehicle specific enclosures, which have been specifically engineered to work with their formidable subwoofers, as well as tuned to work with their “MCAR” (Modular Coupled Acoustic Radiator) technology drivers. 

Overpeck added; “This is fully consistent with our solutions-based, high-performance products and the company’s philosophy to offer retailers a more personalized, business-focused interface experience, where upscale retailers can learn and develop insights that deliver significantly greater, long-term strategic benefits for them and their business.”

Retailers who are interested in learning more about this opportunity are welcome to call Audiomobile at (702) 221 - 1977, or to contact the company at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to schedule a meeting during the show. 

5-18-2017 -- The beginning of car audio is rooted in the early 1970s when CB radio and 8-track players were a big deal—before the first sound-off events were staged in the late ’80s.

Out on the West Coast, a movement had started. Folks wanted more out of their cars than the standard sonic fare. A group of enthusiasts had an idea about what needed to be done and started building 12-volt audio amplifiers. This was the backdrop for Audiomobile, launched with industry pioneers Paul Starry and Rich Coe at the helm. 

The company name, of course, says it all. “It is a landscape name,” said Matt Overpeck, Vice President of Audiomobile. “It says exactly who we are—audio and mobile—and it is an absolute legacy brand. Many would say it is the genesis of high-end car audio.”

The original Audiomobile from Costa Mesa, Overpeck said, not only put Starry and Coe on the map, but Larry Frederick and other luminaries like John Bishop, who literally wrote the book on high-end car audio. “They had a technical training manual that they published on a quarterly basis that was the vanguard of teaching retailers about audio and stereo,” Overpeck said.

Audiomobile was not only at the forefront of the high-end car audio evolution then, but has managed to survive being bought, shuttered and re-launched. Today, according to the company’s web site, Audiomobile is fully committed to delivering products that represent a “no compromise” philosophy.

 “We have no Internet sales, we do business with no distributors, we are in some respects the antithesis of your typical car audio brand,” Overpeck said. “In fact, we actually say that we’re not a car audio brand, but a solutions-based audio engineering company that develops products for the automotive platform.”

From terminology like the 6-channel (front-rear sub) architecture to the “amp rack” concept, Audiomobile—according to company lore—brought these technologies to the mobile audio world.

These days the company maintains its standing with targeted product offerings, working exclusively with boutique specialty shops that can handle the kind of installs its products demand, said Overpeck, and which also have the discerning clientele that Audiomobile is interested in courting.

“We have been at CES for the last seven years but we always exhibit off-site because we’re not interested in the typical tire kickers,” Overpeck said, adding that the company also seeks to avoid the drama and excessive costs of CES. “It is a union town so if you want to hang a sign over your booth, it’s 10 grand. The logistics in and out are obscene. It just doesn’t make sense for us since we are incredibly selective about who we do business with. We’re pretty much on an invitation-only basis.”

Turning The Tide

The car audio business over the years attracted many types without much need for credentials, according to Overpeck. “The barriers to entry on any level—manufacturer, retailer, rep—were about as thin as a dime, “he said. “Anyone could get into the game. It attracted a lot of people looking for low hanging fruit. No problem, but then comes 2008 which was a real paradigm shift.”

At that point, people didn’t have a lot of discretionary money, so the only thing that was selling was cheap. “Since a company’s prime directive is to survive, and if the only thing that is selling is cheap, then you’re making cheap stuff,” he said. “As a result that dragged down the average selling price, dragged down reliability, and put a real burden on retailers because then they’re selling to fewer customers at lower prices at lower margins. It was a perfect storm—a triple hit—and it persisted for quite some time.”

Thankfully car audio, and the consumer electronics industry overall, has seen a resurgence and the tide has turned. “People are buying vinyl records and record players again,” Overpeck said. “There is an elasticity to the U.S. consumer buying cycles and mindset. What people have figured out, now that things have stabilized with the economy, is that if they have money to spend—and I am hearing this from lots of retailers—consumers want better quality. They don’t want to buy junk. If you couple that with a car audio industry where retailers are now in the business of integrating into computers on wheels, it has thinned the herd to a large degree.”

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