Resonado Taps Global Zendustry as Business Advisor

PHOENIX, AZ (08.04.2020) – Global Zendustry has been named new business advisor for South Bend, Ind.-based Resonado, an audio technology company that designs and provides proprietary speaker transducer technologies. Global Zendustry will help expand Resonado’s worldwide manufacturing, distribution, and technology partnership efforts.

Rex Whitehead, Global Zendustry Principal

“As Resonado has quickly taken a foothold in the market with its flagship Flat Core Speaker (FCS) technology, the multiple market access possibilities for this product are nearly endless,” explained Rex Whitehead, Global Zendustry principal and an industry veteran with more than 30 years experience in sales, marketing, and product development with some of the world’s leading manufacturers. “We are excited to help expand Resonado’s presence in the industry.”

Resonado was founded in 2017 by four undergraduate students at the University of Notre Dame and launched the brand nationwide as the Official Sound Partner of Notre Dame Athletics in late 2019 with plans to enter the marketplace in 2020.

“Resonado is introducing a new take on the century old conical electrodynamic transducer with a thin-profile, lightweight, premium, and fully scalable alternative,” explained Peter Moeckel, Resonado Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer. “Our proprietary structure allows us to create a driver with a high aspect ratio and a wide pistonic range in our diaphragms. This enables unprecedented design innovations for products in industries including aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, home theater, and marine. As such, we needed a partner who could help us expand our network of production and distribution partners for all of these categories, and Global Zendustry has the resume and rolodex to fulfill this important role. We are excited to work with Rex and establishing a long-term relationship with Global Zendustry.”

Global Zendustry offers expertise in business development and sales strategies, organizational and product strategy, and in marketing and merchandising strategies. Global Zendustry engages a collaboration of industry veterans who have held a variety of roles in a broad range of markets.

For more information, please contact Rex Whitehead at 480-650-3979 or email rex@globalzendustry.com.

To learn more about Resonado, visit www.resonado.com

KENWOOD Shipping 5 New Pre-Loaded Subwoofer Enclosures

LONG BEACH, CA (08.04.2020) KENWOOD USA is shipping 5 new pre-loaded subwoofer enclosures, focusing on precisely matched power handling to its amplifiers, enhanced durability, sound quality and performance, along with enhanced cosmetic designs. 

The P-XW1221DHP ($449.95 MAP) houses two 12” KENWOOD eXcelon High-power class subwoofers, touting a 1000W total RMS power handling at a 2-ohm final impedance, making it precisely power matched to the KENWOOD eXcelon XR1001-1 amplifier. The P-XW1221SHP ($249.95) is the single 12” KENWOOD eXcelon High-power class option, with a respective 500W RMS power handling at a 2-ohm impedance, making it the perfect companion to the KENWOOD eXcelon X502-1 amplifier. 

The P-XW1221D ($349.95 MAP) provides a value-based option for those looking for a dual 12” subwoofer configuration. It includes 2 KENWOOD eXcelon subwoofers, which can be precisely powered by the KENWOOD eXcelon XR601-1 amplifier for 600W RMS at 2 ohms. The P-XW1241S ($199.95 MAP) also offers an exceptional value, including a single 12” KENWOOD eXcelon subwoofer with a 4-ohm impedance, for an exact match-up to the KENWOOD eXcelon X502-1, which provides 300W RMS at 4 ohms.

All 4 of these enclosures feature the CA-121G steel mesh grille(s) for added protection and further enhanced cosmetics, which are a $30 value each when sold separately. All 4 enclosures are extremely versatile, being able to be mounted in a down-firing configuration with their extra THICK legs, or forward/rear facing with their slant-back design. They boast a 3/4″ THICK MDF baffle, which provides more strength and durability, ensuring accurate bass even at high volume. 

“Why experiment with off-the-shelf boxes not designed for a specific subwoofer?” said Mike Roberts, KENWOOD VP of Sales and Marketing. “Our engineers designed these enclosures to perform reliably and sound their best with our subwoofers. This not only simplifies the sales and installation process, but it also gives the customer peace of mind in knowing that they are getting the best result.” 

Joe Roberts from Roberts Auto Sound in Louisville, KY recently had the opportunity to get a “sneak-peak” and sound demo of these new pre-loaded enclosures. “After a good demo here at my store, I can say that these new KENWOOD eXcelon sub enclosures are some of the best F@#$%^G subwoofer enclosures we have ever heard!” said Roberts. Nathan Dunn from Cartronics in Nashville, TN also had an opportunity to listen to them, and shared that “the new KENWOOD P-XW1221SHP loaded enclosure is a very well designed, well constructed, versatile box that can be used in a down-firing configuration, or simply tuck it away in the trunk up against the back of a seat. This is a good-looking box that hits hard and is a great value for the money.”

To further add to its list of pre-loaded enclosures, the P-XW1002B ($249.95 MAP) is also making its debut this month, sporting a new design along with the continued solid performance of the KFC-XW1000F 10” shallow subwoofer. Its low profile (6” height) sealed down-firing design fits easily where space is at a premium, but still packs a punch with 250W RMS power handling. 

Visit www.kenwood.com/usa/car for more.

Cadence Summer Giveaway in July

INDUSTRY, CA (08.04.2020) – Cadence Sound loves to stay connected with the audio community. The company understands that due to Covid-19, some customers have been affected financially. They decided to do a monthly giveaway all summer so that Cadence aficionados can still enjoy their passions without worry.

The July Giveaway winner is Nathanial, in Bellingham, MN. Nathanial won a pair of Cadence XT60 Tweeters. The Cadence XT 60 is a 1” titanium bullet tweeter. The XT 60 has a titanium dome structure with Ferro-Fluid cooling. The motor is a high density neodymium, motor structure. The Cadence tweeter is said to be heard from blocks away. Sometimes, size doesn’t matter.

Olivia Tedesco, Marketing Specialist, commented, “Whether you’re designing a system for your Open Show set up or perhaps you’re building a DJ system to be used indoors, rest assured that we have options to fill the need for a high performance tweeter with particular design aspects and bullet shaping to provide excellent near field dispersion and accurate tonal reproduction at unprecedented efficiency ratings. We are excited to see what kind of project Nathanial uses his new Cadence Tweeters for.”

To enter the raffle for the next giveaway, make sure to be following Cadence on social media to see the next post.

Visit cadencesound.com for more.

JVC Multimedia Receivers Shine with DVD Playback, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Support

LONG BEACH, CA (07.03.2020) – JVC Mobile Entertainment is pleased to announce the shipment of 2 new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto ready multimedia receivers; the KW-V660BT (MAP $369.95), and KW-V66BT (MAP $369.95).

The CD/DVD playback equipped KW-V660BT and KW-V66BT extend JVC’s already impressive offerings of multimedia receivers to a current total of 12 to date for 2020.  They provide a simple step-up solution from the KW-M560BT and KW-M56BT CD/DVD-less digital multimedia receivers, which began shipping earlier this Summer. 

“Although we’ve seen a trend in consumers moving towards digital media entertainment options, there is still a significant demand for CD/DVD playback equipped models,” said Steve Cote, JVC Eastern Regional Sales Manager.  “By featuring an immense value combination of driver safety options, sound quality, various media type support, and unique features such as Gesture Touch Control, these models are ready to impress!” 

Some of the most notable features on both the KW-V660BT and KW-V66BT include:

• 6.8” WVGA Capacitive Touch Monitor
• Apple CarPlay Via USB
• Android Auto Via USB
• SiriusXM Ready
• USB Mirroring for Android Phones*
*App Required (Mirroring OA for JVC App)
• DVD and CD Playback
• Built-in Bluetooth
• Rear USB Port with 1.5A Rapid Charging
• Digital Time Alignment
• 13-Band Graphic EQ
• Rear View Camera Ready
• Mounting Sleeve and Trim Plate Included

For more information on JVC Mobile Entertainment, visit www.us.jvc.com/car.

Soundstream Starts Reserve Line

MONTEBELLO, CA (07.03.2020) – New Reserve Micro Amps is electrifying news for the new exclusive Soundstream dealer only line. These amplifiers are exercising a small footprint platform but also delivering massive power. Two available monoblock and one important 4 – Channel solution can help build these Reserve Micro Amps be a solution to almost any application.

This exclusive line of products is the transition into cleaning up internet sales and having sellers respect MAP pricing. Soundstream dealers are encouraged to contact their rep with any questions about becoming a Reserve dealer. “Soundstream continues to be committed to innovation. We will continue to listen to market and produce exclusive products for the Reserve program dealers” – Ronnie Brashear, Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Ronnie Brashear: ronnie@poweracoustik.com or Office 323.722.3333

Soundstream Reserve Micro Amplifiers:
Reserve RSM4.1200D – Multi Channel 1200w Class-D Configuration 2-Ohm Minimum
Reserve RSM1.2000D – Monoblock 2000w Class-D Configuration 1-Ohm Minimum
Reserve RSM1.4000D – Monoblock 4000w Class-D Configuration 1-Ohm Minimum

Visit www.soundstream.com for more.

Tint World Grows Franchise Development Team with Latest Hire

BOCA RATON, FL (07.03.2020) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has announced that Michael Glick has been named as the company’s new franchise development manager. 

Glick was chosen to be the first point of contact for franchisees due to his past experience in franchise development for the automotive industry. Previously, he worked for TBC Corporation in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He has also worked for United Franchise Group, as the sales and marketing coordinator for Venture X.  In his new role, he will be personally assisting new Tint Worl franchise owners as they transition into their management roles.

Michael Glick

“I joined Tint World because I enjoy seeing new business owners succeed,” Glick said. “Starting a franchise can be daunting, which is why I was so impressed by the commitment we have to helping each and every one of our stores offer the highest level of service.”

Tint World began franchising in 2007 and quickly became the nation’s fastest-growing automotive tinting and styling ownership opportunity. They are known for their enthusiastic business model and high level of service to franchise owners from the earliest planning stages. Glick will be continuing the company’s tradition of internal support.

“It’s been a pleasure to work with Michael since he started with us in May,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “His experience, foresight and genuine interest in the success of our franchise locations made him the perfect choice for our new franchise development manager. We take a keen interest in all of our stores and trust that they are in good hands with Michael Glick.”

Visit tintworld.com for more.

The 12Volt Spin-To-Win Wheel Is Rolling In 2020 – DFM Stereo Wins Spin 87

SHREVEPORT LA (08.01.20)  WTF…Win This Friday. The 12volt Spin-to-Win Wheel was created to bring an element of fun to the 12volt industry. Eight months ago we celebrated the first anniversary of the weekly 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel.

The latest 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel Winner, Number 87, is DFM Stereo. The Wheel landed on the PowerBass space Friday morning July 31st. We will reach out to team in Ukiah CA and let them know the super news. Spinning out a new winner each Friday, a 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, Cadence, PowerBass, CRUX, DS18, SoundStream, AIS, Precision Power, JBL, Power Acoustik, Farenheit and SpellBrite. 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 and Go Autosound in Union NJ. Congratulations to all.

WTF… Where’s the Fun. On the next spin of the 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel Friday, August 7th.

Want to enter for future spins? It’s easy-when making an Instagram post for your store include the hashtag #12voltspin to make sure your company has a slip in the jar. There are over 1100 #12voltspin posts on Instagram.  

With 18 chances to WIN, the 12Volt Spin-To-Win Wheel is ready to shower a lucky weekly winner with one of the cool prizes.

Stay tuned to 12voltnews.com on the web and @12voltnews on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for 12volt Spin-To-Win winner announcements every Friday!

Impact Tint and Audio Hosts Successful MOPARS and Ram Club Event

TYLER, TX (07.31.2020) – MOPARS of East Texas and Texas Ram Club were spotlighted during an event on Saturday, July 25th, hosted by Impact Tint and Audio. The company store’s lot on the Loop in Tyler was packed with nearly 40 vehicles from the clubs members. There were also vehicles parked in front of the adjacent business.

Vehicles were spotted throughout the lot during the Impact Tint and Audio event.
Event vehicles flowed next door to the Floor Works store.

Graeme Wyatt, who operates the family business, related “We do a lot of work for members of both of these clubs. Since MOPARS of East Texas and Texas Ram Club members drive vehicles from the same “family” all thought it was a super idea to show together at the same event. My Mother and Father, along with my girlfriend, had a great day spending time checking out all the rides and taking with folks about what they could add to their rides.”

It was a family event and mothers and children spent time in the air conditioning of the showroom. A food truck was on site to offer treats and refreshments under a hot, sunny Texas summer sky.

Members of MOPARS of East Texas and the Texas Ram Club parked wherever they could find space.
Impact tent and audio fronts on the very busy loop in Tyler. All of the vehicles on the lot drew a tremendous amount of attention to this proactive 12volt retailer.

“During the day we made several sales and wrote a number of quotes for tint and lighting jobs. I do a lot of custom acrylic work with the the CNC in the shop and talked to several people about projects they had in mind” Wyatt added.

Decked Ram trucks grabbed eyeballs.
Inside the store families could stay cool their children while all of the action was going on outside.

During the day one of the store’s past customers related a story about a recent accident. The Impact Tint and Audio Team had installed a dash cam that captured an accident. Their customer was able to document the accident to show he was in the right.

“All of the people at our event are proud of their rides and have big investments. The story about how the dash cam came into play for our customer got a lot of attention” Wyatt added.

Visit www.impacttintandaudio.com for more.

SCOSCHE Industries Announces Availability of New Extendo Telescoping Phone Mounts

OXNARD, CA (07.31.2020) – SCOSCHE Industries has announced the arrival of three new extended reach phone mounts for vehicle, home or office use.

First introduced at the 2020 International CES, the Extendo range of mounts have a telescoping arm that adjusts from just over 5 inches to just over 8.5 inches with 220-degrees of angle adjustment. They all have a 360-degree adjustable head that lets you view your device in portrait, landscape, or any position in between. Extendo has a StickGrip adhesive mount pad and suction-cup mount base that secures to any surface. Once the base is in place, you can extend and angle the mount to your perfect viewing angle and then use the lock-nuts to secure it.

For in-vehicle use, you can easily mount your Extendo to the window or dash and adjust the arm and head to suit either the driver or the passenger, without having to move the base. They are especially useful in vintage vehicles, or large vehicles with deeper dashboards, but work equally well in compact cars too.

For home use you can attach your Extendo to a countertop or backsplash and adjust it so that you can view a recipe, or facetime with a friend, all while you’re cooking dinner. In the office you can attach the base to your desktop, away from your keyboard and monitor and then simply extend it when you need to use your phone.

These new mounts come in magnetic, universal grip, and wireless charging options, as follows:

MagicMount Pro Extendo Window/Dash Mount

The multi-award-winning MagicMount magnetic mounting system with powerful 100% device-safe Neodymium magnets securely holds your device.

QuickGrip Extendo Universal Window/Dash Mount

The adjustable arms of this universal mount securely hold smartphones up to 3.5” wide.

MagicGrip Auto-Grip Wireless Charging Extendo Window/Dash Mount

When the Qi-charging coil in your phone is aligned with the MagicGrip charger, the MagicGrip automatically closes its motorized arms to hold your device securely while it wirelessly charges.

Qi-certified, the MagicGrip charges your Qi-enabled phone at its fastest and safest rate and supports Apple, Samsung and Google fast charge.

Visit scosche.com for more.

Accele Electronics Provides a “Shock to the System”

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA (07.31.2020) – Accele Electronics has announced its newest enhancement for vehicles with OE Security systems and a great way to upgrade existing customers vehicles. Introducing the Accele RS200 Programmable Shock Sensor, an easy addition for Retailers and Expeditors to attach an accessory sale, even if it’s a Tint or Audio Customer.

“Our RS200 Shock Sensor is programmable for Negative or Positive Output, and Output Time (.5 – 6 seconds) allowing the matching of OE input trigger and time,” stated Brian Paille, National Sales Manager, Accele Electronics.

“It features an Accessory input to disable the Shock Sensor while driving and an extra port is available for enabling the easy addition of other sensors such as Glass or Microwave without any rewiring. Most new vehicles are equipped with basic security systems that lack total protection, including damage from vandalism. Many of these vehicles frequent the shops of 12 Volt Specialists or Expeditors to purchase accessories or services such as Tinting, Wrapping, Audio Upgrades, Safety Systems, Leather etc. These vehicles often leave with only the service originally requested or purchased. Our RS200 is an easy attachment sale for those vehicles with basic Factory Security systems and adds little install time to the job,” added Brian Paille.

Paille continued, “Most consumers are under a “False Sense of Security” They think because the vehicle has a “Security System” in it that they’re covered. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been visiting a client  or even when I worked in retail Myself, a customer would come in because their car got broken into all of the items inside the car had disappeared (i.e. purse, phones, radios, wallet, ETC) and the consumer would say  “I can’t believe the alarm never went off.” …This is an affordable upgrade to any consumers car that will give them more full protection. Because, what the factory puts in …only “Secures”  the car NOT the personal articles in it.”

Accele’s RS200 is available for immediate shipment, call your Accele Representative for special introductory pricing and further information.

Visit accele.com for more.