Aegis Distribution to Bring Audio Wave Amplifiers to Americas

VACAVILLE, CA (09.21.22) – Aegis Distribution Incorporated (ADi) announces its agreement with Audio Wave Ltd of Essex, England to bring hand-crafted amplifiers from the UK to allow for distribution throughout North and South America.

“I first heard an Audio Wave amplifier at a CES demo and I was amazed,” says Scott Welch of ADi. “In over 20 years on the competition circuit I had never heard anything like that. I was familiar with the speaker system but had never heard them sound that good. The sound stage and clarity were incredible and I kept looking for a sub… the low end extension was unreal. I had to have them and I immediately ordered them for my own competition car. Now, we at Aegis Distribution are proud to be able to distribute these incredible products here in the US and throughout the Americas.”

Audio Wave’s engineer, designer and owner Grant Hunan’s approach is to design and handcraft every amplifier one at a time. Every part of the process is done in-house, from the schematic diagram to the design of the printed circuit board, including fitting all the components by hand. Only high quality parts are used, with all the electronic components carefully matched before circuit board assembly. After testing they go through a burn-in period before final tests are carried out, a process done to detect early failures and ensuring reliability. In some cases Grant even builds his own discrete front end rather than using an integrated circuit op-amp. All with the intent of building the best sounding audio amplifier you can buy.

“Audio Wave ltd is excited to have Aegis Distribution Inc represent the brand in the USA, Canada, South America and the Caribbean countries. ADi understands and has the knowledge to back up our products to a very high standard and I have full confidence that our companies will be a great partnership,” said Audio Wave’s Grant Hunan. “ADi’s President Scott Welch has been using Audio Wave amplifiers for the last two years and understands the commitment and time that we put into every product.”

For more information or dealer inquiries, please contact us at sales@aegisdis.com or by phone at 707.446.6749.

KICKER Brought a Truckload of Fun to the Sand Sports Super Show

COSTA MESA, CA (09.20.22) – KICKER returned with a truckload of fun to the world’s biggest sand-sports event – the West Coast’s annual Sand Sports Super Show. The Orange County Fair and Event Center played host to the event Friday thru Sunday September 16th-18th.

The KICKER presence extended well past the length of a football field.

KICKER arrived with its 83-foot rolling showroom – the XRV tractor-trailer, along with four custom side-by-sides equipped with KICKER powersports gear that were parked under the awning in the expansive KICKER area. The XRV trailer itself displayed the complete line of KICKER audio gear with space for several show-quality vehicles under its awning, including vehicles by Uncensored Motorsports and a Murfco-owned UTV, built by Morgan Motorsports. Showgoers found the XRV by the East entrance.

Josh Alexander, who rolled with Jeremy Wynn in the XRV from Oklahoma, is pictured with site security personnel in this Dan Murphy image.

Tracy Focht, KICKER Western Regional was on site and related, “The KICKER team on site made it happen as all worked together. Jeremy and Josh set the XRV in place and Lorin was there with his KICKER truck for setup. Dan Murphy, Murphco, worked the event each day ensuring our dealers were happy and knew we were there supporting them in the marketplace. All our dealers experienced the BoomRoom and attendees lined up for the BoomRoom experience with 40,000 watts of KICKER power. All in all it was a terrific event.”

The Murphco Can Am, loaded by Morgan Motorsports, was Livin’Loud and Shinin’Loud.

KICKER had a strong presence outside of the booth as well. KICKER partner SSV Works showcased KICKER-equipped side-by-sides plus Gatorwraps was located next to the XRV. Several KICKER dealers also had UTVs on-site, including UTV Stereo, Temecula Motorsports, California Sound and Bert’s Mega Mall inside their pavilion.

Attendees lined up to experience Livin’Loud in the BoomRoom with 40,000 watts of Kicker power. 

There were multiple ways to win KICKER prizes during the Super Show. KICKER offered a chance to win a 150-watt PowerBar™ amplified system, which event-goers could enter to win by finding the scannable QR code, at the XRV. The Super Show also gave away a trio of Bullfrog BF100 Outdoor Speakers during the show. Contestants registered by scanning the QR code located on the Super Show map.

Visit kicker.com and sandsportssupershow.com for more.

SSV Works Launches New Website

OXNARD, CA (09.20.22) – SSV Works is proud to announce the launch of the new SSVWorks.com.

“As we have updated and created new and better purchasing abilities for our products, we have rebuilt ssvworks.com from the ground up in order to give our customers the best online experience possible,” said Trevor Kaplan, SSV Works CEO. “Our website now utilizes the Shopify platform, which provides for a better and easier way to buy as well as providing more customer-friendly tools to utilize when browsing and selecting their new audio systems.”

Compared to the past website, the new ssvworks.com has better overall aesthetics, better overall organization and easier navigation for customers, and internal system linking that keeps products consistently up-to-date.

“To make finding product information easier, we’ve included additional features,” Kaplan continued. “Product variations such as speaker enclosures, for example, the SKU on the product page will dynamically change when you select the speaker option and clamp size option. Each product title, description and spec have been updated, along with an added ‘Vehicle Compatibility’ tab, making the process of finding the correct kit much simpler.”

During the purchase process with the new Shopify platform, zero interest financing is now available. Popular payments such as Amazon Pay, Apple Pay, and more are now available, as well.

For more information, please visit www.SSVWorks.com, call 818-991-1SSV (1778), or email sales@SSVworks.com.

SEMA Show Concludes with Expanded After-Party

DIAMOND BAR, CA (09.20.22) – After the SEMA Show concludes, the iconic cars and trucks from the business-to-business event will emerge from the Las Vegas Convention Center and make their way to SEMA Ignited – the official SEMA Show after-party where consumers will have their first chance to see the one-of-a-kind vehicles that debuted at the world’s premier automotive trade gathering earlier that week. Taking place at the convention center’s West Hall Parking Lot from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm PT on Friday, November 4, SEMA Ignited is a combination of a car show, parade, music, food, entertainment, and exhibitions all rolled into what becomes the ultimate automotive celebration.

Now in its eighth year, SEMA Ignited is where consumers see, hear, and – in some cases – get up-close and connect with award-winning vehicles and their owners. With more vendors and exhibitors than ever before, the 2022 SEMA Ignited is where car enthusiasts will be able to discover the newest trends, learn about new products, meet industry celebrities, and experience the excitement of the growing aftermarket firsthand. In addition to demonstrations from Formula DRIFT drivers from throughout the world, this year’s event will include simultaneous live attractions and activations. One of this year’s main attractions is the Urias Globe of Death, a group of daredevil motorcycle riders who perform jaw-dropping stunts in a mesh sphere ball.

“There is something for everyone at SEMA Ignited,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA vice president of events. “As the official after-party of the SEMA Show, guests of all ages can come and experience the best of the SEMA Show, see the custom builds, meet automotive celebrities, and enjoy live entertainment. Our exhibitors and builders are anxious to meet with the public and show off their latest products and unique builds.”

General admission tickets allow access into SEMA Ignited. Car enthusiasts may choose to purchase upgraded tickets for reserved seating where they’ll be able to sit and watch the SEMA Cruise and performances from Formula DRIFT and the Urias Globe of Death. A limited number of Friday Experience packages are available for general admission into SEMA Ignited, as well as entrance into the SEMA Show on Friday, November 4, and comes with a one-year SEMA Individual Membership.

“The SEMA Ignited Friday Experience is a rare opportunity for gearheads to experience the trade-only SEMA Show and engage with the industry as SEMA Individual Members,” said Gattuso. “Through the Friday Experience, enthusiasts will get a behind-the-scenes look at what industry professionals are doing at the SEMA Show and witness the trends as they are happening.”

All SEMA Showgoers will be able to attend SEMA Ignited with their Show credentials. For more information about SEMA Ignited, visit www.semaignited.com. To learn more about the SEMA Show, visit www.semashow.com.

Highlights from the Sand Sports Super Show 2022

COSTA MESA, CA (09.19.22) – The Orange Country Fair and Event Center was the site of the annual Sand Sports Super Show September 16th through 18th. The weather was cool throughout the event but the Powersports category was white-hot for hundreds of exhibitors that showcased their latest products to the crowd of attendees that was forecast to top 25,000.

The Powersports category has had an amazing growth pattern over the last several years among 12volt vendors… both large and small. At the 2022 Sand Sports Super Show a growing number of 12volt vendors exhibited. The 12volt Central Studios’ staff contacted several companies and include highlights of their show activity below. Watch for more detailed coverage in coming days.

Image via wheelsandheelsmag

KICKER rolled the 83’ XRV from Stillwater OK to Costa Mesa on the 13th for the 1400 mile trip with Jeremy Wynn behind the wheel and Josh Alexander as the copilot. Company staff members traveled to the event as did Lorin Morrell with Maddog_Media and the KICKER truck. Tracy Focht, Western Regional, was on site from KICKER HQ to work with area rep firm Murphco Sales and area dealers with their SXS creations under the KICKER tents.

In a brief statement from the event on Sunday Focht relayed “The foot traffic has been amazing. It is so awesome to see all the families that take SXS events as a family affair. People were lined to experience the BoomRoom in the XRV and the experience SXS demos in the booth during the day and shined with LED lighting Friday and Saturday nights.”

The KICKER 83’ XRV, demo SXS’s and tents stretched well over the length of a football field.
SXS’s like the Uncensored Motorsports were Livin’Loud and Shinin’ when the sun went down.

PowerBass returned to the Sand Sports Super Show with a 40×30 booth that included a SXS demos, products displays and a full staff to spend time attendees in the busy booth. Jeff Falk, National Sales Manager based in Florida, scheduled a trip to the Northwest that included dropping down to California to work the event.

Erik Harbour relayed “It’s not far from our LA area office to the event. Dave, Meny, Raekwon, Jake and I loaded up the truck and set the display up in our booth area on Thursday. We were all set on Friday when the event opened with Jeff, Dave, Rick and myself in the booth. Sarah was in the booth showing all our portable Bluetooth speakers and handing out freebees. Athena, our very popular PowerBass model, was also in the booth for the event. Our product displays show the wide variety on products we offer in the Powersports category and the speaker bar speakers and rack speakers drew a lot of interest.”

The 40×30 PowerBass booth featured SXS demos, product displays and many products to show attendees.

The MTX crew travelled from the Phoenix HQ to set up a very large booth on the grounds. The large MTX trailer and tents with inventory stacked underneath provided an easy booth for attendees to spot on the huge Event Center grounds. Loaded SXS’s in the booth and adjacent to the Polaris building added to drawing attendees to the MTX booth.

The MTX Audio area featured several SXS demos, product displays and inventory stacked to go for attendees.

Jason Planck, Steven Abdelahad, Ceasar Olaes and Jason Fickas were on site and spent the 3 days delivering the MTX message to SXS enthusiasts. Olaes, Regional Sales Manager, related “For MTX this show was better than last. It was great to see so many customers and industry friends.”

The MB Quart booth was set up under a large tent assembly with displays, products stacked and SXS’s for demos.  At the event MB Quart showcased the award winning UTV Audio tuned kits that include Polaris RZR, Can Am X3, Polaris General and Ranger, Honda Talon and Universal Kits.

MB Quart was set up under a tent assembly with products and multiple SXS demos out front.

“MB Quart booth certainly had a lot of action on Saturday. We had product displays set up with inventory stacks also. The new Kawasaki build definitely grabbed eyeballs” Eddie Ramirez-RPM, representing MB Quart stated.

SSV Works had a huge display that surrounded the corner of the Costa Mesa Building on the Sand Sports Super Show grounds. Over a half dozen SXS’s plus other demos were set up. At the event SSV Works unveiled the new Phase Q Powersports amplifier destined to set the standard for SXS Audio.

The SSV Works area covered the corner of the Costa Mesa Building.

“The DSP Technology in our new 800-watt Phase EQ amp with ‘Rock & Ride’ is the same as that found in luxury cars with premium audio systems” Trevor Kaplan SSV Works CEO explained.

At the Sand Sports Super Show additional leading 12volt companies exhibited including Rockford Fosgate, Memphis Audio and BOSS Audio. Trust we will have input from these exhibitors, and any others, that would like to showcase their activities at this huge event.

Visit sandsportssupershow.com for more.

Oracle Lighting Taps Brendan Bohac as Marketing Manager

METAIRIE, LA (09.19.22) – Oracle Lighting has named Brendan Bohac the company’s new marketing manager.

“As Oracle Lighting continues to grow, we needed a marketing manager with an enthusiasm and passion for the automotive industry as well as a solid background in the communications field, and Brendan was the ideal choice to fill this role,” said Tiffanie Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting CEO. “We welcome Brendan to the team.”

Bohac has a BA degree in Communications from the University of Kentucky. In this position, Bohac will be responsible for all aspects of Oracle Lighting’s marketing efforts, including managing SEO and public/media relations teams, creating and executing email marketing campaigns, coordinating promotional and trade show activities, and more.

“I am excited to be joining the Oracle Lighting team and contribute to its success,” said Bohac. “This is an ideal role for me to utilize my creativity and experience along with my love for the automotive market and the great culture at Oracle Lighting. I look forward to crafting an exciting and engaging marketing presence for the brand that is continuing to grow and is one of the most innovative companies in the automotive market as well as in the Greater New Orleans area.”

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

For more information on Oracle Lighting and its full product line, please visit www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email info@oraclelights.com.

Design Engineering Releases New Turbo Heat Shields

AVON LAKE, OH (09.19.22) – Keep your Turbo cool and running strong with a custom Turbo Heat Shield from Design Engineering, Inc. Available in a variety of styles and fitments for all turbo types, the shields reduce under hood temperatures while protecting sensitive components and encouraging faster spool-ups.
 
“DEI’s complete line of Turbo Heat Shields provide the ultimate means of reducing turbo lag and serve as a superior heat barrier,” said Mike Buca of DEI. “Whether you’re racing, towing or just out for a cruise, maximize turbo performance with a DEI Turbo Heat Shield.”

Offered in attractive, easy-to-install designs, the shields come in kits that include any necessary locking ties or wire. Popular made in the USA models include:
 
GEN-3 TITANIUM™ Turbo Shields – DEI’s most technologically advanced shield line, GEN-3 TITANIUM features a silicone-coated TITANIUM LR outer layer, silica blend insulation layer with a glass-silica-stainless weave inner layer and protective stainless mesh liner. The strongest, most heat-resistant textile available, fitments include T3T4T6T25/T28 and T6X turbo applications.
 
Ultra 47™ Turbo Shields – Made from a Tri-Layer mix of an aluminum-impregnated glass fiber outer shell with a high-temperature insulating mat core and silica glass blend liner, Ultra 47 Turbo Shields feature double-stitching and heavy-duty capped anchor points. They are made in the USA with an economical price and available in T3 and T4 turbo sizes, with more to come.
 
ONYX™ Series Black Turbo Shields – The ONYX Series features a popular, high-tech rich black finish that looks great while offering extreme protection. Made in the USA using an exclusive combination of premium heat-resistant textiles and newly designed stainless steel attachment anchors, applications are available for smaller T22 and T25 turbo sizes.

For more information about Turbo Heat Shields and DEI’s complete line of performance heat and sound control products visit www.designengineering.com.

All Out Audio Wins The AIS Interface Prize on The Spin-To-Win 196

SHREVEPORT LA (09.17.22) WTF…Win This Friday. All Out Audio won the AIS Interface Prize on the 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel 196 on Friday morning, September 16th.

The 12volt Spin-to-Win Wheel was created to bring an element of fun to the 12volt industry. The weekly 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel is now spinning in Year 4.

The 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel rolled for 196th time on Friday morning September 16th. The Wheel landed on the AIS space and the All Out Audio slip was drawn from the jar. An Instagram post of the winning slip was posted. A video of the wheel spin was also posted.

We reached out to All Out Audio in Killeen TX and gave them the news an AIS Interface prize will be headed their way. Vern Issac was very happy to hear the news.

Spinning out a winner each Friday, a 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, AIS, PowerBass, CRUX, DS18, JBL, RDV Automotive, Kenwood, JVC, USASpec and Nakamichi. 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, 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, Dynamic Car Audio in Baltimore MD, Hi-Pro Audio in Victoria TX, Car Stereo Max in Houston, Pro Audio Center in Richland MS, Rhodes Off-Roads in Farmington MO, Model Electronics in Ramsey NJ, Class A Sounds in Athens OH. Just Audio Video in North Providence RI, CT_Custom in Philadelphia, Audio Solutions in Florence MS and The Audio Shop RC in Rapid City SD, DG Motorsportz in High Point NC, ST Mobile in Texarkana TX, AR Custom OC in Orange CA, Temecula Mobile Sound in Temecula CA, Unique Auto Sound in Lindenhurst NY, D’s Garage in Corona CA and DS2 Mobile Solutionz in Tomball TX, C G Car Audio in Kissimmee FL, California Audio in West Valley City UT and The Action Audio Store in Wethersfield CT, Eclipse Car Audio in Vancouver WA, Electronics Depot Car Audio in Altamonte Springs FL. Car Audio Garage in Pearland TX, Pinnacle Autosound in Lake City FL, J H Audio in Bowling Green VA, The Car Audio Shop StL in High Ridge MO, Anthonys Car Stereo in North Highlands CA, Flynn Audio in Middleton WI, Living Loud Car Audio in Pelham AL, Trail Star Audio in Minnesota, On The Spot Audio in Pennsauken NJ, Animated Car Audio in Essex MD, West Coast Car Audio in Citrus Heights CA, Modified Auto Sound in East Alton IL, Star Car Audio in Hermiston OR, VapeNAudio in Clovis CA, SoundWorks in Millersville MD Eclipse Car Audio in Vancouver WA, J A Custom Audio in Houston TX Jose Electronics in North Hills CA, Sound Proof Car Stereo in Douglasville GA, Auto Additions in Springfield IL, Elite Car Audio in Hollywood CA, Masters Car Stereo in Greenville SC, Audio Plus in Eden NC, Seismic AutoSound in Novato CA, Car Audio Addicts in Pittsburgh PA and AudioKing Tinting in Yakima WA, Arias Tint and Alarms in Duncanville TX, Odeh Car Audio in Gadsden AL, 12volt Specialist in Newark DE, Cutting Edge Audio in San Diego CA, Southern Auto Fab in Lafayette LA, California Sound in Fontana CA, Big Boyz Toyz in Florence SC, 740 Audio in Athens OH and 12volt Outfitters in Hollywood FL., High Quality Auto Sound, Lawrence MA, Custom Car Stereo SC in Spartanburg SC, Zier Box in Dallas TX, Maximum in Manville NJ, Audio Car Stereo in Miami FL, Mach 1 Audio in Washington MO, Doren Car Stereo in Queens Village NY, Side-x-Side Audio in South Charleston WV, Sound Concept in Nanuet NY, Pda Road Gear in Littleton CO and A-Plus Audio and Tinting Newington CT, Audio Electronics in Indianapolis IN, Tint and Sound in Frederick MD, Tint World Wilmington DE and VIP Autoworks in Mentor OH. Congratulations to all.

WTF… Where’s the Fun. On the next spin of the 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel… on Friday, September 23rd.

Armando Sounds Celebrated The Grand Opening of the New Niles Store

NILES, IL (09.16.22) – The Armando Sounds Grand Opening in Niles took place with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday morning, September 9th. The Mayor of Niles cut the ribbon as members of the Chamber of Commerce and other city officials gathered in front of the store. Following the ribbon cutting members of the group spent time inside enjoying refreshments and checking out the new store.

The entry to the Armando Sounds store on a pretty Chicagoland day.
A view of the showroom with custom displays and signage created by 5Axis Innovations.

Mohammed Armand, owner of Armando Sounds, related “We have been in business for 21 years and this new location brings together what we feel will create a great in-store experience for consumers and customers in the area.”

The main soundboard display draws attention the minute customers walk into the store.
Mohammed Armand is flanked by team members Khalil Arman and Alex Correa.

The new Armando Sounds location at 7500 sq ft is 3 times the size of the previous store. Much thought went into designing the showroom and displays highlighting several categories across the mobile electronics sector.

Continuing Armand offered “We had seen the work that Jody Culbertson has done with 5Axis Innovations. We reached out to him and he developed a layout with displays and signage the has come together and is amazing. Our staff of 5 can greet customers knowing they will have a feeling of ‘WOW…this is THE place’ when they enter our new store.”

Woofers are displayed on pedals and accented with lighted rings.
Tom Ebeling (L), Tree Associates, and Mohammad Armand pictured in front of a 5Axis graphic highlighting brands available at the store.

Tom Ebeling, Tree Associates, has been working with Mohammed for many years and they are personal friends. “I think Mohammed’s new store rivals any store in the country. He is a smart businessman and I think did everything to extreme in this new Armando Sounds store. The turnout of the Mayor and city leaders at the grand opening certainly demonstrated Mohammed is a valued member of the community” Ebeling related.

This graphic spells out the Armando Sounds commitment to their customers.
Loaded enclosures are spotlighted in this eye-catching custom display.

The new Armando Sounds store is located at 7320 N. Milwaukee in Niles, IL 60714

Visit armandosounds.com for more.

SSV Works Launches Phase EQ Pre-Tuned Amplifier Solutions

OXNARD, CA (09.16.22) – SSV Works is proud to announce that it now offers Phase EQ™, an amplifier setting the new standard in UTV Audio. Now available, Phase EQ ships with most SSV Works amplified audio kits (MSRP is dependent on kit).

“The DSP technology in our new 800-Watt Phase EQ amp with Rock & Ride™ is the same that is found in luxury cars with premium audio systems,” explained Trevor Kaplan, SSV Works CEO. “The Rock & Ride switch maximizes the way your stereo sounds depending on what you’re doing…whether at camp or on the trail, you can change the pre-tuned DSP of your system with the push of a button. When you’re on either Rock or Ride, each setting comes pretuned specific to the stereo kit and vehicle it’s going in.”

Competitors only set the gains and a few other settings and call it “pretuned”, but they don’t take into account the differences in a UTV’s make and model that can affect audio output like SSV Works’ new Phase EQ solution does.

“For instance, if the amp comes in a RZR kit, the amp will be tuned down to the processing signal, differently than if it comes in a CanAm kit,” Kaplan explained. “This means no matter the ride, the audio is perfectly processed for the ultimate listening experience. Also, because of the way we process the audio, our 800-watt amplifier will outperform higher wattage amplifiers available on the market today.”

The UTV market is all about big power…and power consumption. Unlike other companies in the market, SSV Works’ audio systems are specifically designed for side-by-sides, and so you don’t need to upgrade to a dual-battery setup in order to utilize its full potential with SSV Works solutions. The SSV Works Phase EQ amplifier is also IP66-rated with complete dust and water protection, and with a higher rating than leading competitors, this is the ideal amp for your ride. There are no other systems on the market that can match its performance.

Rock & Ride: The patented switch comes with every Phase EQ amplifier. It fits in your standard rocker-switch location and allows you to switch between multiple audio profiles.

Back at camp? Hit ROCK to switch to a profile tuned for a more optimal sound from outside the vehicle. This provides the fullest sonic and most optimal sound while you’re cracking a cold one by the fire. 

Ready to hit the trail? Select RIDE and the amp will process the audio to compensate for wind and engine noise, as well as boost the frequencies that would be lost from wearing your helmet, achieving the most energized listening experience in the cab while riding.

Additional features include:

  • Power: 50W x 4 @ 4ohm; 100W x 4 @ 2ohm; 400W x 1 @ 2ohm
  • 2ohm Stable Channel
  • Channel 1/2 & 3/4 Bridgeable
  • Low Current Draw (60A max)
  • Rock n’ Ride Switch Included with Amp

“This is the healthiest UTV amp on the market, pulling just the right amount of power while allowing all additional power-hungry accessories to be added without draining the battery unnecessarily,” Kaplan concluded.

For more information, please visit www.SSVWorks.com, call 818-991-1SSV (1778), or email sales@SSVworks.com.