Hi-Pro Audio Wins NavAtlas Prize on the 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel Spin 116

SHREVEPORT LA (02.26.21)  WTF…Win This Friday. Hi-Pro Audio won the NavAtlas prize on the 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel on Friday morning, February 26th.

The 12volt Spin-to-Win Wheel was created to bring an element of fun to the 12volt industry. Two months ago we celebrated the 2nd Anniversary of the weekly 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel.

The 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel rolled for 116th time on Friday morning February 26th. The Wheel landed on the NavAtlas space. The NavAtlas slip was drawn from the jar and an Instagram post of the winning slip was posted. A video of the Wheel spin was also posted. We have reached out to Henry Hosek with the good news that a NavAtlas Handheld Radio would be headed their way from Patrick Brooks at NavAtlas.

Spinning out a winner each Friday, the lucky 12volt retailer can win a cool prize and top brands receive visibility across the marketplace.

12volt brands with a space on the 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel include Kicker, NavAtlas, SiriusXM, Accele, PowerBass, CRUX, DS18, SoundStream, AIS, JBL, Design Engineering, Power Acoustik, JVC, ZZ-2 and Sketch My Ride. 12volt News $100. cash awards have spaces on the 12volt Spin-To-Wheel for a winning 12volt retailer.

Past winners of the 12volt Spin-To-Win include…Stereo & Video Center-Tyler TX, The Outlaw Garage-Franklin TN, Exotic Sounds-West Palm Beach FL, Endless Possibilities-Aurora IL., Go Auto Sound in Union City NJ, Al&Ed’s South Bay CA, No Limitz Car Audio in Upland CA, Neil’s Specialty-Eureka CA, Sturgess Customs-Lexington SC, Audio By Art-San Antonio TX, SMS Car Audio in Marreo LA and Sweet Wheelz in Mississauga Ontario Canada, Cartronics in Biscayne FL, The CarAudio Shop in St Louis MO, Exotic Sounds in West Palm Beach FL, High North Customs in Grand Prairie Alberta Canada and AMS Audio in Bakersfield CA, Team QRT in Abbeyville LA and California Sound in Fontana CA and Jackie Cooper Electronics, Oklahoma City OK, MARS Audio-Orlando FL, All American Audio in Nutley NJ, Proline Car Stereo in Brooklyn NY, Custom Shop Miami, Tunes and Tint in Lakeland FL, Mobile Concepts Inc in Mokena IL, Seismic Auto Sound in Concord CA, Brooklyn Car Audio in Brooklyn NY, Audio Solutions in Florence MS, Enhanced Customs in Largo FL, Rayco Auto Clinic, Audio Design in San Jose CA, Go Bass Mode in Florida, Avenue Sound in Freeport NY, Audio Plus in Riverview FL, Stereo Zone in Whittier CA, In-Phase Car Audio in Omaha NE, AutoLife Group, N&H Electronics, SK Customs, Land & Sea, The Audio One, NC Custom Shop,Tint World Orlando, Ricky Smith’s Audio, VIP Custom Woks, Mobile Audio Concepts, Audio Lad, Sound Sensations, Dave’s Stereo, Stereo Design, Badlands Customs, Custom Audio-Erie PA, Voltz Autosports-Bridgeport CT, Infinity Sound and Security-Kissimmee, Autosport Plus-Canton OH, Stereo City Pros in Carmichael CA, Devine Concepts in Naples FL, The Sound Shop in Indian Trail NC, Extreme Performance Audio in Fresno CA, Audio Depot in Arlington TX, Audio Security in Houston TX, Earmark Car Audio and Marine in Lewisville TX, Audio Jam in Bear DE, Stereo City Ontario, Ontario CA, Audio By Art, San Antonio TX, Code Zero Customs in Tulsa OK, Ken’s Car Tunes in Mobile AL, Soundz Plus in Naperville IL, Markland Designs in Lithonia GA, Electronics Plus in Salinas CA, Xtreme Autosports in Santa Clarita CA, Superior Audio Sounds in San Angelo TX and Model Electronics in Ramsey NJ, Texas Dreamz Customs in Spring TX, Wired Electronics in Linden NJ and Intense Car Audio in OKC, OK, Underground Auto in Sarasota FL, Car Toys Tulsa in Tulsa OK,  Real Audio in Erie PA, Go Autosound in Union NJ, DFM Stereo in Ukiah CA, Impact Tint and Audio in Tyler TX, Mobile Sound Systems in Arlington TX, Redline Audio and Performance In Spindale NC, Car Audio Land in San Diego CA, Audio X Custom Car Audio in Florence AL, River Oaks Car Stereo in Houston TX, American Radio Orlando in Sanford FL, Illustrious Customs in Woodbridge VA, Remote Start Pros in Lawrence MA, HiPro Audio in Victoria TX, AudioPlanetNY in Huntington Station NY, Endless Possibilities in Aurora IL, Audio Finesse in Santa Monica, Drive Customs in San Luis Obispo CA, Custom Works, Noblesville IN, AtoZ Detail in West Haven CT, Cars 843 in Charleston SC, CarTunes Atlanta in Atlanta GA, Mobile Concepts in Garwood NJ, Duke’s Car Stereo in Flint MI, Infinity Auto Sound, King Car Audio in Norwalk CT, PopTronics in Baltimore MD, Sanford Sound in Sanford ME,  Angelvip2474 in Draper UT and Dynamic Car Audio in Baltimore MD. Congratulations to all.

WTF… Where’s the Fun. On next spin of the 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel will be on Friday, March 5th.

Distributor Celsus UK Appoints INDEMAR S.p.A. as KICKER Marine Distributor for Italy

STILLWATER, OK (02.26.2021) – Celsus UK, Poole-based distributor for KICKER Marine products in Europe, recently announced its appointment of INDEMAR to manage the Italian market for the U.S.-based manufacturer of performance 12-volt audio products.

Celsus UK believes the selection of INDEMAR begins a new chapter in a very strategic part of the European marine-electronics market. A well-respected Italian distributor of high-quality technical marine products since 1972, INDEMAR are positioned for even more success in the marine-audio segment.

INDEMAR associates (from left): Davide Clavarino, Paolo Gatti and Massmilino Figus.

“We’re very excited to have a company such as INDEMAR represent our marine products in Italy,” said David Glasgow, KICKER International Sales Manager. “We are confident the combination of their expertise and our products’ quality will deliver fantastic results.”

“We are very happy to add KICKER to our portfolio,” said Paolo Gatti, Marine Sales Manager of INDEMAR S.p.A. “INDEMAR is a distributor of top-quality products in the Italian market, and I’m sure we will have a great success with KICKER.”

Celsus UK Sales Director Mike Keenan added, “Passion, expertise and focus are key qualities to success in the marine-audio market, and we are confident that we have found this in our new partner INDEMAR. We are very happy to have Paolo and his team on board.”

KICKER Marine products are designed around two principles: Reproducing high-quality audio as the artist intended, and ensuring KICKER Real Marine products survive harsh marine environments. The range provides complete end-to-end solutions for all vessel types, creating an exciting audio experience that becomes the soundtrack to all maritime activity. The KICKER marine range of source units, speakers, amplifiers, subwoofers and accessories are gaining a powerful reputation for quality performance and value since their introduction to the European market. INDEMAR joins a growing network of distributors across Europe.

Visit www.indemar.com, celsusice.co.uk, and kicker.com/marine-audio for more.

MTX Appoints Rock-N-Rev Sales in MINKS States

PHOENIX, AZ (02.26.2021) – MiTek Corporation has announced the hiring of ROCK-N-REV Sales & Marketing to represent MTX Audio in the Midwest states.

Long time industry veteran Jeff (Boody) Budin will service MTX in the states of NE, IA, KS, MO, and Southern IL.

Jeff Budin pictured with MTX Top Selling TERMINATOR Bass Package.

 “Jeff is no stranger to the MTX family and we’re happy to welcome him back.” stated MiTek Director of Sales and Marketing Jason Fickas, “The timing couldn’t be better. With Jeff’s strict focus on dealer support and a history of territory development along with our aggressive product plans, the coming years will be very exciting together”

MTX remains one of the most iconic brands in the 12-Volt Industry and now with strict MAP Policies in place it’s easy to see why the company sees a bright future with Budin back at the helm.

The new MTX Powersports Merch Kit includes POP plus a floor standing display. 

For more information on MTX availability in the Midwest please contact ROCK-N-REV Sales at rocknrevsales@gmail.com    

CRUX Expands Tangent In-Vehicle Line

CHATSWORTH, CA (02.26.2021) – CRUX has introduced the CTR-DCM. This new product is a commercial grade dual camera blind spot elimination solution for use on trucks, buses and other vehicles that use 24Volt systems.

Saif Ali Khan, CRUX staff videographer, shown with the 12.3” monitor and dual camera module.

This new product from CRUX includes a 12.3” split view LCD monitor to display separate images from the dual camera inputs. Two 10 meter extension cables are included with water resistant aviation connectors. A 64Gb micro SD card is also included.

The dual wide view cameras offer 150 and 90 degree viewing angles with AHD chip set for clear image quality.

For more see cruxinterfacing.com.

Alpine Electronics Now Shipping the New Alpine Halo9 Multimedia Receiver

AUBURN HILLS, MI (02.25.2021) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. is now shipping the iLX-F409 Alpine Halo9 Multimedia Receiver with a 9-inch, customizable touchscreen display. The new receiver is the culmination of the Alpine Halo Display lineup.

Beyond Factory Technology

The Alpine Halo display platform is known for its oversized, “floating” screen and versatile installation into virtually any vehicle. The sleek, tapered edges outlined in a silver trim, along with smartphone integration capability, modernizes the technology in any dash that can house a single-DIN receiver.

The launch of the iLX-F409 and the iLX-F411 signals a new generation of the Alpine Halo models that are a culmination of all the fan-favorite features, including customizable home screens, media expandability with HDMI connectivity, and iDatalink Maestro Module compatibility.

Features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and built-in Bluetooth hands-free calling with audio streaming allows access to your music, messages, phone calls, and maps on your smartphone via USB. These features are controlled through touch or voice commands with the included external microphone. SiriusXM Radio is available with an optional tuner and paid subscription for even more music and entertainment on your drive.

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-F409 is compatible with the iDatalink Maestro Module (sold separately) allowing select OEM features to be retained and vehicle information displayed on the 9-inch screen.

A reverse RCA camera input is included so you can add a rearview camera (sold separately) that overlays guidelines onto the screen for ease when moving in reverse. Additional cameras can be added with the KCX-C2600B Universal Front and Rear Camera Selector (sold separately).

While the iLX-F409 is mech-less (no CD/DVD player) an HDMI input and output is included so you can connect a CD, DVD player, or even your smartphone for an all-digital audio and video connection through a single cable.

The iLX-F409 is now shipping at a MAP of $699.95 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.

Visit alpine-usa.com for more.

Rockford Fosgate Begins Shipping New Motorsports Can Speakers

TEMPE, AZ (02.25.2021) – Rockford Fosgate has announced that the new Motorsports Can Speakers have started to ship to authorized retail stores. M2WL-65MB and M0WL-65MB are shipping now with the M1WL-65MB expected to ship in March.

Designed rugged and rock solid, the new line-up of 6.5-inch Motorsports Cans is built for true outdoor audio performance. All models are engineered for the perfect fit and finish with customized features including a universal clamping system that fits 1 to 2-inch round bars as well as 360-degree rotating logos on the rear of the can.

To ensure efficient and secure plug and play connectivity, Deutsch connectors are integrated into the design on all Rockford Fosgate MotoCan speakers. An IPX6 certification verifying that these components withstand water, sand, dirt, mud, and harsh UV rays, makes these purpose-built Element Ready drivers capable of performing in any motorsports environment.

The M1 and M2 models are equipped with Color Optix RGB LED Lighting and are designed to pair with the Color Optix  Controller and RF Connect App for complete lighting command at your fingertips. The 360-degree rotating rear logo is also illuminated by RGB LED lighting on these models.

MotoCan Line-up Includes:

  • M2WL-65MB               M2 6.5” MotoCan Speaker     150-watt RMS, 600-Watt Peak
  • M1WL-65MB               M1 6.5” MotoCan Speaker     75-watt RMS, 300-Watt Peak
  • M0WL-65MB               M0 6.5” MotoCan Speaker     65-watt RMS, 250-Watt Peak
  • 2 Year Warranty

Visit rockfordfosgate.com for more.

AccuAir Suspension Launches ePlus App for e-LEVEL+ Air Management System

MERRITT ISLAND, FL (02.25.2021) – AccuAir Suspension, maker of next generation air suspension control products, has launched the ePlus air management system app. The new app allows users of AccuAir Suspension e-LEVEL+ Air Management System products to control the ride height of their car or truck from a smartphone, eliminating the need for a secondary control source.

Traditionally, e-LEVEL+ products required the use of a handheld remote to manage the height-based electronic leveling process. The new ePlus app, powered by Bluetooth 5.0, works in partnership with, or independently of the secondary control source.

“AccuAir is continuously focused on delivering next generation air suspension control, and the launch of the ePlus app is the latest result,” said Ryan Rutledge, AccuAir Suspension director of controls. “We’re proud to be launching this app as our first re-emergence into the market since being acquired by Arnott LLC. AccuAir customers have waited some time for this app, and we’re confident that all of the features we’ve packed into it will provide the convenience and control they’re looking for.”

Some of the key features of the ePlus app include:

• Real-Time Height Streaming
• Manual Controls
• Over-the-Air Updates
• Valet Mode Setting
• No Height Sensor Mode
• Recalibration “LITE”
• Service Routines
• System Diagnostic
• ECU Backlighting
• Password Protection

Real-time height streaming provides a live display of the percentage of suspension travel for each individual corner, along with the target height when the system is in position with RideMonitor. This accurate depiction of air ride height streaming allows users to visualize their system in real time.

System diagnostic helps aide users in the height sensor installation process, often one of the most difficult parts of the system to install. This screen provides a live view of the system voltages (pressure sensor, height sensors, battery) while allowing for manual adjustments. Additionally, it indicates if calibration is complete, number of corners attached, ignition state and handbrake state.

ECU backlighting allows a user to change the color and brightness of the integrated ECU LEDs, providing the ability to customize the light color of your secondary control unit.

The highly anticipated ePlus app, available on both Android and Apple devices, is cross-functional with AccuAir systems that run with or without height sensors.

Visit www.accuair.com for more.

AudioControl Names 2020 Rep of the Year Award, Mobile Products

SEATTLE, WA (02.24.2021) – AudioControl has named Dynamic Sales & Marketing of New Port Richey, Florida their 2020 Rep of the Year for Mobile Products. Dynamic Sales & Marketing was founded in 2002, and covers the state of Florida with a team of three, including Principal John Schneid covering the Western portion of the state, JC Iglesias covering the Southeast region and Bruno Maffucci covering Orlando and North-Central Florida.

John Schneid

Dynamic Sales & Marketing has always been highly selective about working with the finest manufacturer partners that deliver the best products and services to dealers in their territory. “My team and I are very grateful to have been recognized with this award by a respected vendor such as AudioControl,” explained Schneid. “Our success in 2020 can largely be attributed to hard work and our commitment to be knowledgeable sales consultants for the brands we represent in a rapidly changing industry. AudioControl delivers outstanding products that both provide superior performance, key features that the dealers must have as well as exceptional customer service. They are great people who are passionate about their brand—and the dealers love working with them.”

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“I want to congratulate John and his team for doing an exceptional job representing the AudioControl brand through what has been a very challenging year,” explained Chris Bennett, Director of Mobile Audio for AudioControl. “The Dynamic Sales & Marketing team has made every effort to understand the products and services we offer and partner with the finest 12-volt specialists throughout the state of Florida to achieve success. We look forward to another excellent year working together in 2021.”

Visit audiocontrol.com for more.

KICKER Returns Its Brand and Award-Winning Rides to the Lone Star Throwdown

STILLWATER, OK (02.24.2021) – This weekend KICKER Audio will sponsor the Lone Star Throwdown (LST) for the sixth straight year. The show will take place Feb 26-28 at the Lone Star Expo Center in Conroe, Texas, and though KICKER will not have the physical presence it once had, the brand will still be represented by award-winning show trucks.

A past “Top 100” award winner, KICKER’s own Tim Smith will take his custom 1994 Chevy C1500 to the show. A member of KICKER’s Special Projects team, Smith runs a pair of KICKER IQ1000.5 5-channel amplifiers, KICKER Q-Class component speakers and KICKER CompRT slim subwoofers as the cornerstone of his system.

On behalf of KICKER, LST promoters will offer credit of up to $2000 in KICKER audio equipment to a pair of lucky winners as part of show prize giveaways.

“One system always goes to the person that gets the ‘Hard-Luck Award’,” said Jarrod Dunahoo, one of the Showdown organizers. “The other system, in our travels throughout the weekend, we try to find a vehicle that could actually use a system. We call that the ‘Promoter’s Pick’.”

During the 10th anniversary of the popular show, more than 2,000 show cars have already pre-registered. LST officials anticipate attendance exceeding 15,000 people this year, with Top 100 and Best-of-Show awards being presented, along with a number of other cash prizes.

For more information on LST, consumers can visit www.lonestarthrowdown.com.

Rockford Fosgate Begins Shipping New M5 Amplifiers

TEMPE, AZ (02.24.2021) – Rockford Fosgate the industry leader in high-performance audio systems, is now shipping the 5-channel and mono-block model of the new M5 amplifier line. The 800-watt 4-channel is expected to begin shipping in March. 

IPX6 rated, the M5 amplifiers are purpose-built to stand up to the outdoor environment, including water, dust, mud, and UV rays so that they perform in all marine, motorcycle, and motorsports installations. All are equipped with a full complement of smart features like C.L.E.A.N. technology for fast and accurate setup, “auto-sense” turn-on for use with high level inputs, and a top mounted control panel sealed by a smoked plexiglass cover completing the amps sleek industrial look.

If the amplifier is being installed into one of Rockford’s new Polaris RZR or Can-am Maverick X3 stage kits set-up is incredibly simple out of the box with the preset switch in the on position no settings or adjustments are needed. Simply flip the switch to the off position to customize set-up for all other applications.

The new M5 series amplifiers are the first in Rockford’s portfolio to carry a dynamic output power rating in line with the updated CTA-2006 standard measured to simulate real world music applications.

M5 Models include:

  • 2 Year Warranty

Visit rockfordfosgate.com for more.