Alphasonik Partners with Big Jeff in Florida

GARDENA, CA (06.11.2020) – Continuing on the successful relaunch, Alphasonik has opened another distributor, Big Jeff Distribution. Big Jeff will be serving the Florida Market for the fastest fulfillment and delivery of Alphasonik Products.

Enrique Avalos-Director of Sales & Marketing for Alphasonik stated “We are proud to have Big Jeff on board, he has done a terrific job for us before and Alphasonik customers can expect excellent customer service and technical support from Jeff and his highly trained crew.”

Jeff’s Ocala, FL Warehouse is fully stocked and shipping.

Visit www.bigjeffaudio.com or www.alphasonik.com for more.

NAV-TV Announces ZEN-25 for BMW Vehicles with M.O.S.T. 25 Factory Amplified Infotainment Systems

CORAL SPRINGS, FL (06.11.2020) – NAV-TV Corp. has announced the ZEN-25 preamplifier interface for select 2004 to 2019 BMW vehicles with M.O.S.T. 25 factory amplified sound systems.

Traditional audio integration devices convert a high- level output from the factory radio or amplifier to low- level, or manipulate a fixed preamp level audio signal. However, this method relies on the factory radio or amplifier to perform the digital to analog conversion (D/A) and may lead to less than ideal sound quality. Unlike traditional devices, the ZEN-25 for BMW extracts the audio directly from the M.O.S.T. 25 digital audio stream and performs the D/A conversion internally. Utilizing a 32 bit floating point DSP and 44.1kHz 32 bit DAC, the ZEN-25 produces a 12 channel analog output at 17 volts peak-to-peak with an extremely low noise floor and a S/N Ratio of 114dB.

Utilizing the same processing power as NAV-TV’s competition-proven M650-GM, the ZEN-25 produces a completely flat audio output without any factory time delay or equalization, eliminating the need for summing devices, an audio correction DSP or the removal of the factory audio compensation microphones. Volume, Fade[1], Balance, Bass/Treble and the factory 7-band EQ are retained through the BMW factory radio and echo cancellation for the factory phone system is supported.

To maximize system flexibility, the ZEN-25 comes standard with a software suite that allows the user to assign warning chimes and phone audio to any channel they desire. The chime and phone volume are adjustable per channel and are independent from the audio stream. For use in BMW systems where a DSP is not installed, the ZEN-25 contains two different time alignment settings that can be selected through the factory Logic 7 button. This allows the user to assign two different optimum listening positions in the vehicle and, combined with the factory 7-band EQ, offers the user greater system tuning flexibility, at an affordable price.

For use with 3rd party digital sound processors[2], the ZEN-25 includes a variable TOSlink digital output which may be used simultaneously with the analog outputs, or by itself. For use with processors that support simultaneous TOSlink and analog audio inputs, the ZEN-25 allows the user to strip audio from any analog output, assign the TOSlink to either Front Fading or fixed, and to use the analog outputs to only mix in warning chimes. The variable digital output allows for the system volume to be controlled via the factory radio and steering wheel controls without the need to access any 3rd party controller.

In BMW vehicles that have the ability to play a DVD movie, The ZEN-25 supports Dolby and DTS 5.1 playback[3]. For system designs that do not include a center channel speaker, NAV-TV has enabled a “mix down” feature that puts the vocals in a Dolby or DTS encoded audio stream into the left and right front speakers while maintaining stereo separation.

Click here to visit the ZEN-25 product page.

The ZEN-25 (NTV-KIT969) for BMW is available and shipping now. For more information on the ZEN-25, or to place an order, please contact your NAV-TV sales representative at (866) 477-3336 (USA and Canada toll free) or +1(561) 955-9770 (International), or email our sales staff at sales@navtv.com.

Visit www.navtv.com for more.

Oracle Lighting Shipping New Sidetrack LED Lighting System for Wrangler JL & Gladiator JT Models

METAIRE, LA (06.10.2020) – Oracle Lighting has announced the new Sidetrack LED Lighting System for Jeep Wrangler JL (2018-2020) and Jeep Gladiator JT (2020) models is now shipping. The new system (Part5861-504) has an MSRP of $199.99.

“Our new Sidetrack LED Lighting System is a stylish and functional upgrade for Jeep Wrangler JL and Jeep Gladiator models,” said Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “This tactical-inspired body cladding is equipped with multi-function integrated LED lights that provide benefits to both driver and passengers.”

The light modules consist of a pair of injection-molded inserts that fit in the original body lines and contour the factory fender vent for a seamless look. Matte black panels provide an aggressive look that adds a rugged and tactical appearance to the Jeep. Installation requires no modification to the fender sheet metal, and the cladding simply applies with included VHB adhesive.

“The LED ‘Entry Light’ features high-output white LEDs which illuminate the area outside of the vehicle for the driver and passengers approaching the vehicle at night,” Hartenstein said. “This convenient feature allows the driver and passengers to identify puddles, potholes, and other hazards when entering and exiting the vehicle. The entry lights are connected to the vehicle’s dome light circuit so the entry lights will activate when the vehicle is unlocked, when the doors open, and can be manually turned on with the factory control knob.”

The LED “Turn Indicator” addresses a potential visibility issue with the US-spec Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator models which do not have a clear indicator on the side of the vehicle. This can be hazardous when changing lanes with a vehicle is positioned in the Jeep’s blind spot, and this blind spot is increased substantially on lifted vehicles. By adding a bright amber indicator in a clearly visible position, the Sidetrack provides a needed benefit for lifted Jeeps.

Click here to visit the Sidetrack LED Lighting System product page.

Having celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2019, Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive market since 1999. Oracle thrives on low-to-mid production specialized components with a goal of providing a dual benefit to clients by lowering manufacturing costs and reducing lead-time for product development.

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

Alphasonik Releases AS12DF Slim Loaded Enclosure

GARDENA, CA (06.10.2020) – The latest release from Alphasonik is the AS12DF, a 12” Loaded enclosure that can be easily installed in the cabin or trunk area for maximum utilization of space. Sleek, compact space saving design makes it easy to install in a variety of trucks, whether standard, extended or crew cab.

By installing the AS12DF enclosure downward, it optimizes bass response with superior efficiency for a rich deep low frequency response. The Shallow Series Subwoofer that comes preloaded in the AS Series utilizes an oversized Spun Aluminum Cone structure that provides greater cone and gasket surface without changing its standard external dimension.

This cone surface allows the subwoofer to produce louder deeper bass by moving more air. The cone is bonded to a High Strength Rubber EPDM Enhanced Surround to control linearity and movement at high volume. 

The subwoofer includes a dual layered spider to provide more cone motion control for optimized stiffness, stabilizing the excursion of the cone and support the subwoofer’s linear movement for an accurate bass response. Made of Durable 5/8” MDF, nailed, bonded and tightly sealed with a bonding sealer to create an airtight enclosure.

AS12DF SPECS:

  • Power Rating: 500 WRMS/1500 WMax
  • Cone Material: Spun Aluminum Cone.
  • Surround Material: High Strength Rubber EPDM Enhanced Surround.
  • Impedance: 4-Ohm Copper Wound Kapton Voice Coil
  • Push Type Terminals
  • Sensitivity: 92dB
  • Frequency Response: 26Hz – 500Hz
  • Enclosure Dimensions: 20.47″ x 6.7″ x 14.1″ /520mm x 170mm x 358mm

Also available in 8”and 10”, the ASF Series of enclosures are an instant winner for producing the bass that is missing in your system without taking up a lot of room.

For more information, visit www.alphasonik.com, or contact Enrique Avalos – enrique@alphasonik.com.

12Volt Dealers Make ‘Yes, We’re Open’ Posts

CENTRAL STUDIO (06.10.2020) – No doubt the world is in the midst of an unprecedented time. The COVID-19 Pandemic, amplified by the recent George Floyd death in Minneapolis, has brought so much uncertainty to everyone’s daily life. Across the 12volt industry the COVID-19 mandates impacted different regions and localities indifferent ways. The southern part of the U.S. has seen strong store traffic and sales while the northeastern part of the U.S., the upper midwest and west coast are dealing with restrictions and uncertainty on the path forward for their businesses.

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That said, businesses must strive to find a way to do business. Letting the marketplace know they are open for business is extremely important for 12volt retailers. That point was made very clear by the Sharks on the Friday night, June 5th, Shark Tank episode. The Sharks further stressed the importance of utilizing social media platforms to connect across the marketplace.

A ‘Yes We’re Open’ graphic offer was made by the 12volt News. The offer…Send us you logo and, using a custom ‘Yes We’re Open’ template, staff will prepare a graphic 12volt retailers can post on their social media outreach. On Tuesday, June 9th, 12volt Central Studios sent ‘Yes, We’re Open’ graphics to two 12volt companies, DarkSide Customs in Torrance CA and N&H Electronics in Hattiesburg MS were happy to receive their graphics.

We encourage all across the 12volt industry to strive to put priorities in place and utilize technology available today to ‘get things done.’

We feel more requests will come in, and be completed, before the COB June 10th cut off for the “Yes, We’re Open” offer.

Visit instagram.com/12voltnews for more.

12Volt Dealers Make ‘Yes, We’re Open’ Posts

12VOLT CENTRAL STUDIO (06.09.2020) – No doubt the world is in the midst of an unprecedented time. The COVID-19 Pandemic, amplified by the recent George Floyd death in Minneapolis, has brought so much uncertainty to everyone’s daily life. Across the 12volt industry the COVID-19 mandates impacted different regions and localities indifferent ways. The southern part of the U.S. has seen strong store traffic and sales while the northeastern part of the U.S., the upper midwest and west coast are dealing with restrictions and uncertainty on the path forward for their businesses.

That said, businesses must strive to find a way to do business. Letting the marketplace know they are open for business is extremely important for 12volt retailers. That point was made very clear by the Sharks on the Friday night, June 5th, Shark Tank episode. The Sharks further stressed the importance of utilizing social media platforms to connect across the marketplace.

A ‘Yes We’re Open’ graphic offer was made by the 12volt News. The offer …Send us you logo and, using a custom ‘Yes We’re Open’ template, staff will prepare a graphic 12volt retailers can post on their social media outreach. On Monday, June 8th, 12volt Central Studios sent ‘Yes, We’re Open’ graphics to 4 12volt retailers. The Soundshop in SoCal, Broken Silence in Greenwich CT, Aspiring Audio in Cincinnati and Car Sounds in the Netherlands were happy to receive their graphics.

All the above happened in the space of 24 hours. We encourage all across the 12volt industry to strive to put priorities in place and utilize technology available today to ‘get things done.’

We feel more requests will come in, and be completed, before the June 10th cut off for the “Yes, We’re Open” offer.

FOX News Media Expands Broadcast Partnership with SiriusXM and Pandora

NEW YORK, NY (06.09.2020) – FOX News Media and SiriusXM have expanded their existing broadcast partnership, announced John Sylvester, Vice President of FOX News Audio. As a part of the new agreement, all of FOX News Podcasts’ original programming is now available to Pandora’s more than 60 million monthly users across all tiers of the service. Additionally, the platform’s daily news digest, The FOX News Rundown, now airs weekday mornings on SiriusXM’s Patriot Channel 125.

In making the announcement, Sylvester said, “We are thrilled to expand our longstanding partnership, ensuring SiriusXM and Pandora’s combined over 100 million listeners continued access to our cutting edge news coverage, as well as our best in class lifestyle and opinion programming.”

Through this new agreement, a one-hour version of The FOX News Rundown now airs on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 each weekday at 5AM/ET. As FOX News Audio’s signature news and analysis podcast, the program features a team of FOX News Radio anchors and reporters, including Jacqui Heinrich, Dave Anthony, Lisa Brady, Jessica Rosenthal and Chris Foster, as they break down the day’s top headlines, present interviews with key newsmakers and provide insights from FOX News reporters stationed around the globe.

Featuring a catalogue of more than 20 original FOX News Podcasts, the expanded partnership also includes popular podcasts such as the FOX News Radio Newscast, the FOX Business Hourly Report and I’ll Tell You What, hosted by The Daily Briefing and The Five’s Dana Perino and FOX News politics editor Chris Stirewalt. The agreement also makes FOX News Radio’s three nationally syndicated talk shows, The Brian Kilmeade Show, FOX Across America with Jimmy Failla and The Guy Benson Show available to Pandora listeners.

Reaching over 36 million listeners across more than 1,500 affiliated stations throughout the country, FOX News Audio is a rapidly growing division of FOX News Media. Per Podtrac analysis, FOX News Podcasts rank among the top 20 podcasts networks in the United States, based on average monthly downloads. In addition, in April 2020, the platform experienced a 60 percent increase in total downloads from the previous year.

Visit www.siriusxm.com for more.

Patrick Brooks Hits the Glamis Sand Dunes for a Demo Ride

BREA, CA (06.09.2020) – With Patrick Brooks, in a Polaris 4-seater RZR1000 Turbo, the new the NavAtlas NS27A 27” 10 Speaker Sound Bar was put to the ultimate test.

This short video shows the demo ride on the Glamis Sand Dunes south of Los Angeles this past weekend.

Click here to view the video on instagram.com/NavAtlas

Brooks, NavAtlas National Sales Manager, stated “The COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown is nearing an end and we all need to get out and feel the outdoors. Hit the dirt, sand, mud or trail and take your ride to the next level with NavAtlas rocking the tunes.

Visit instagram.com/navatlas for more.

Wilson Drive Reach Boosts Cell Signal for Summer Travel

ST. GEORGE, UT (06.08.20) – Wilson Electronics has announced the launch of the weBoost Drive Reach, a powerful in-vehicle cellular signal booster designed to provide solid cellular connectivity in cars, trucks and RVs. Compatible with all mobile phones and wireless carriers in North America, it allows users to enjoy strong call quality, fewer dead zones and faster data upload / download speeds while on the road.

The Drive Reach boasts uplink output power capabilities of 29.5 dBm and 50 dB gain – the maximum allowable gain under Federal Communications Commission (FCC) standards – allowing it to boost signal strength from locations over two times further away from cell signal towers than previous models. This provides users with the strongest connection and fastest data rate available in the mobile amplifier market.

“Whether you’re traveling for work or play, a strong cellular signal is crucial for both productivity and safety reasons,” said Wilson Electronics’ CEO Bruce Lancaster. “Thanks to the Drive Reach’s upgraded uplink capabilities, users will see a huge improvement in cellular connectivity and speed across all wireless carriers, providing peace of mind wherever the road takes you.”

The Drive Reach also shines in its ease of installation. Its versatile mounting plate allows users to install the booster in whatever way is most convenient for them. The typical everyday user can use velcro strips to sturdily attach the booster to the carpeting of the vehicle. More advanced installers can more permanently fasten the booster to a vehicle’s side walls. Once the booster is secured, weBoost’s innovative SMB connectors provide tactile confirmation that the antenna and booster have been successfully connected.

The Drive Reach has all components needed for installation, including:
● Powerful cellular amplifier
● Mini magnetic antenna
● Versatile mounting plate
● SMB connectors
● Power supply, including an extra port with rapid charging capabilities

How it works: The powerful exterior antenna reaches out to cell phone towers to receive a signal. The antenna then transmits this signal to the booster. The booster receives this outside signal and amplifies each of the supported frequency bands throughout the vehicle using a series of sophisticated low noise amplifiers and filters.

Priced at $499.99 and certified by the FCC, the weBoost Drive Reach is available for purchase now online at weBoost.com or through authorized resellers. All boosters have a two-year warranty.

Ground Zero Shipping New Digital Sound Processor

DANIA, FL (06.08.2020) – Coming off of the great success in the digital sound processor market with Ground Zero’s GZDSP 4-8X, the company is proud to announce that June will see the release of the newest processor, the GZDSP 4-8XII. The original 4-8X took the car and powersports market by storm, and Ground Zero played off of this by making improvements to the heat sink for more efficient cooling when needed, and also the cosmetic styling, helping it blend seamlessly with the selection of amplifiers.

The company also made device upgrades, changing the performance of the entire device, helping it become a staple in dealers arsenal of OEM interfacing and audio upgrading tools.

Standard features include summing, eq, time delay and crossovers, while an optional wire remote (GZDSP Remote XII) allows master volume, subwoofer level, and preset selection. An optional input device, the GZDSP BT Stick, combines the features of the wired remote, and full DSP control from a smart device app, with bluetooth audio streaming.

This DSP is a perfect option for basic OEM integration, audio system upgrading, or using it as an audio source in hidden applications like motorcycles, ATVs, hot rods, classic cars, and more.

Visit www.GroundZeroUSA.com for more information.