New Stereo King Trailer on the Road to Maximize Visibility for the Oregon Retailer

HAPPY VALLEY, OR (05.14.2021) – Stereo King recently finished a customized 26’ trailer with attention grabbing graphics. The new trailer will be utilized to increase awareness at the retailer’s multiple locations plus consumer events in the area. Stereo King has 4 stores in Oregon plus Dicks Stereo in Boise, ID.

The new Stereo King 26’ trailer drives the brand and the message “Nobody Beats The King.”
Drivers following on the road see the Stereo King brand and area store locations.

“Stereo King is very active in the PowerSports category. We participate in a number of large area enthusiasts events including UTV Takeover and DuneFest. This new trailer will give us a lot of exposure at those events plus a vehicle to transport event tents, supplies and inventory to be sold at the events. In addition, the Portland International Auto Show is an annual event where we set up a large booth. The trailer will be used to transport everything we need to set up our booth in the convention center.”

The new Stereo King Trailer gets driver’s attention from the street… blocks away, too.

Oregon Design created and installed the wrap on the Stereo King trailer project. “Scotty Miles worked with Oregon Design to design the graphics and the project turned out very nicely,” Cornutt added.

Miles related, “Our goal was to create a wrap that was extremely eye catching and tasteful. We made sure the design spotlighted the Stereo King color scheme, while featuring our company’s brand and what we represent, well.”

A company truck is used to tow the trailer to most events. With the Portland International Auto Show a large U-Haul us used to tow the trailer and transport a large amount of inventory.

Visit stereoking.com for more.

New Autotek Off-Road Lights Bring Out More Exploration

LIBERTYVILLE, IL (05.14.2021) – ATO Round LED Lights light up every narrow mountain trail, large sand dune, and everything in between with brightness where you need it the most. With 3 sizes to choose from: including a 9-inch, 7-inch, and 5-inch light size, all of these features off-road durability and include a black cast aluminum alloy body.

Delivering HUGE lumen brightness, ranging from 3,600 (each 5-inch round LED light) to 8,000 (each 9-inch round LED light), you’ll be able to take in any corner and peak of darkness when the sun goes down on every journey.

The ATO9RV1 is a pair of 9-inch round cast aluminum alloy LED lights, outdoor-rated at 16,000 lumens. With an IPX67 marine-grade protection/IPX rating, this universal off-road pair of 9-inch round LED lights brings 180 watts (90 watts each driving light) of HUGE lumen brightness power.

Learn more about the ATO9RV1 Round LED Lights here.

Features & benefits across the entire lineup of ATO Round LED Lights:

  • COMPATIBLE VEHICLE FITMENT
  • Universal vehicle fitment
  • MARINE-GRADE PROTECTION / IPX RATING
  • IPX67
  • INSTALLATION
  • Includes DIY wiring and mounting hardware

Take on the adventure wherever it calls and embark with brighter lumens to display every journey ahead with ultimate exploration.

Visit autotekcaraudio.com for more.

Pioneer Expands Marine Amplifier Lineup

LOS ANGELES, CA – (05.13.2021) – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. has introduced three Class-D amplifiers designed for the challenging marine environment. Consisting of two compact sized and fully ingress protected (IP67 rated) models plus an extremely flexible bridgeable 6-channel model, these new Pioneer amplifiers are designed to suit multiple output configurations in a variety of environmental conditions and marine applications. 

All three models feature an MCU (Micro Controller Unit) design, utilizing a microprocessor to enable and control the amplifier’s audio, power and protection circuits. By harnessing the power of the MCU and a 32-Bit floating point DSP that modulates the input signal prior to the gain stage, combined with an audio optimized PCB layout and specialized audio grade components, sound quality and signal accuracy are improved over conventional Class-D subwoofer and full-range amplifier designs.

The MCU also enables Pioneer’s Protection Control System (PCS), which continuously monitors the input voltage, current consumption, and operating temperature to automatically adjust the amplifier’s output to ensure operational stability during long listening sessions or in warmer climates. The entire lineup is also SAE J1171 Certified for external ignition protection of marine electrical devices, making them suitable for installation in the storage, electrical or battery compartments of marine vessels. 

“We are excited to expand our lineup of amplifiers with three models that have been engineered to withstand the extremes of temperature, moisture and dust exposure found in common marine applications while still offering the installation flexibility and high sound quality consumers expect from Pioneer,” said Ted Cardenas, vice president of marketing and corporate communications for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Additionally, the IP67 rated ingress protection, compact size, and low current consumption of the GM-ME300X1C and GM-ME300X4C make these specific amplifiers an excellent option for installation in a variety of other vehicles, including off-road vehicles, power sports vehicles and motorcycles.” 

The Pioneer marine amplifier lineup includes: 

  • GM-ME300X1C (suggested price: $370): The mono-channel GM-ME300X1C subwoofer amplifier is weatherproof and IP67 rated for dust and water resistance, capable even of full water submersion1. Adjustments to the built-in low pass filter (featuring a precise 21-step frequency range), 0dB/ 6dB/ 12dB adjustable bass boost, gain and input settings are located under the sealed top mounted and removable cover. The GM-ME300X1C output is controlled by the MCU and is capable of 300W RMS x1 at both 2 ohms and 4 ohms. 
  • GM-ME300X4C (suggested price: $370): The 4-channel GM-ME300X4C full-range amplifier is weatherproof and IP67 rated for dust and water resistance, capable even of full water submersion1. Adjustments to the built-in high pass and low pass filters (featuring a precise 21-step frequency range), bridged output settings, gain and input settings are located under the sealed top mounted and removable cover. The GM-ME300X4C output is controlled by the MCU and is capable of 75W RMS x4 at both 2 ohms and 4 ohms in 4-channel mode; 75W RMS x2 at both 2 ohms and 4 ohms plus 150W RMS x1 at 4 ohms in 3-channel stereo/bridged mode; or 150W RMS x2 at 4 ohms in 2-channel bridged mode. 
  • GM-ME600X6 (suggested price: $650): Featuring a corrosion-resistant conformal coated circuit board and single sided ABYC/NMMA compliant terminal connections, the 6-channel GM-ME600X6 full-range amplifier offers a vast array of power output and channel combinations to provide unmatched system flexibility within the Pioneer marine amplifier line-up. The MCU design features built-in high pass and low pass filters (featuring a precise 21-step frequency range), bridged output settings, gain and input selection settings for each of the three pairs of channels (six total channels). Further harnessing the full capabilities of the MCU design, it features both normal output mode (75W RMS x2 stereo at both 2 ohms and 4 ohms / 150W RMS x1 bridged at 4 ohms) or high output mode (100W RMS x2 stereo at both 2 ohms and 4 ohms / 200W RMS x1 bridged at 4 ohms) for each pair of channels, allowing the amplifier’s power output to be more closely matched with the power handling capabilities of connected speakers (sold separately). The amplifier can be configured in the following output modes: 6-channel (all channels operating in stereo mode); 5-channel (4 channels in stereo mode plus 1 bridged mode channel); 4-channel (2 channels in stereo mode plus 2 bridged mode channels); or 3-channel (3 bridged mode channels). 

The new Pioneer Electronics marine amplifiers are available now and you can find more information at pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Marine/Amplifiers

SSV Works Exhibiting at the 2021 Rally on the Rocks

MOAB, UT (05.13.2021) – SSV Works is exhibiting at the 2021 Discount Tire Rally on the Rocks from May 12-15 in San Juan County, UT. “It only makes sense, that as a market leader in off-road audio systems and accessories, that we exhibit at one of the biggest events of the year. It’s been quite a year for all of us and so many have taken to the outdoors in record numbers.” Trevor Kaplan, SSV Works CEO, stated.

The SSV Works CanAm Maverick X3 Max on a run down the Behind the Rocks Trail at Rally on the Rocks in Moab Utah.

Continuing, Kaplan offered “SSV Works offers the industry’s only weatherproof Polaris RZR Pro XP full aftermarket audio solution. The 2021 Rally on the Rocks is an ideal occasion to showcase our new and exciting audio kits to thousands of side-by-side enthusiasts.”

Rally on the Rocks is the perfect setting to showcase the latest SSV Works products to thousands of side-by-side enthusiasts.

SSV Works is also participating as a sponsor for the Rally on the Rocks Taco Dinner Night this year. “We feel we need to show our appreciation to the Powersports community for staying strong through the tough times we all have been experiencing,” Kaplan continued. “This is our way to give back to say ‘Thank you’ and offer some amazing audio prize packs for the nights’ raffle. It’s going to be a blast seeing all of our friends after so long!”

Last year SSV Works announced a collaboration with JVC in which SSV Works is now the exclusive Powersports distributor for the KD-MR1BTS marine / powersports digital media receiver. “That success has led us to add this incredible receiver to our XP1000 kits. Our customers asked for an easy plug-and-play upgrade, we listened, and now we have it and all can experience it at The Rally of the Rocks,” Kaplan concluded.

For more information, visit www.SSVWorks.com.

Metra Electronics Shipping New TurboTouch Dash Kit for 2016-2021 Honda Civics

HOLLY HILL, FL (05.12.2021) – Metra Electronicsis now shipping a new dash kit for 2016-2021 Honda Civic models (excluding the LX). The new 99-7821B TurboTouch dash kit has a built-in 4.3-inch touchscreen and integrated electronics to retain most of the features normally lost when replacing the factory radio. The color touchscreen and hard buttons are located below the head unit and the screen shows climate and personalization settings, adding a high-tech look and feel to the dashboard. The backlit hard buttons can be customized with 250 different color options.

Metra’s newest dash kit fits either a Single-DIN or Double-DIN radio provision and makes stereo installation easier for Honda Civic upgrades. It comes with several of the items installers need to help retain safety and convenience features and is Micro “B” USB updatable. The included wiring harness and interface allow the OE Honda LaneWatch camera to keep working, ensures that the factory backup camera will work on the new screen, and retains the use of the audio control buttons on the steering wheel.

An antenna adapter is also included to allow AM/FM radio stations to work on the aftermarket radio. If the vehicle has a factory amplifier that needs to be retained, the Axxess AXSP-HN, sold separately, should be purchased. (To know whether or not this applies to the vehicle, installers can check to see if it has the factory subwoofer or center channel speakers.) The 99-7821B dash kit is painted scratch-resistant matte black to match the original look and feel of the vehicle’s dashboard and is in stock now.

A video with installation tips that also shows the touchscreen functionality can be seen above or at this link: https://youtu.be/hXlybf4OASE.

Visit MetraOnline.com for additional details and technical information.

Design Engineering Boom Mat Tape Adds Finishing Touch

AVON LAKE, OH (05.12.2021) – Add a finishing touch to any noise-blocking or sound-damping project with versatile Boom Mat Tape from Design Engineering, Inc.

Offering the same qualities as DEI’s Boom Mat damping material, multipurpose Boom Mat Tape helps reduce vehicle road-noise, sound system vibrations, rattles, dashboard plastic-to-plastic chafing and more. Use it to cover seams, fix leaks and to secure and protect cables, wires and lines.

“Boom Mat tape is for those hard-to-reach areas, as well as for covering wire and cable harnesses running on or along the sides of floorboards,” stated Mike Buca of DEI. “Cover seams and gaps on doors, floor pans, deck lids and trunk areas, to name just a few, or stick it anywhere spot coverage for vibration is needed.”

In fact, possibilities extend far beyond just vehicles, with plenty of in-home applications, such as applying Boom Mat Tape to the bottom of metal sinks to eliminate ringing, or on sump pump pipes to keep them from vibrating.

Simple to use, Boom Mat Tape requires no special tools for installation. The easy-to-cut material comfortably conforms to a variety of shapes and adheres to any metal, aluminum, fiberglass or plastic material, as well as many types of foam padding and fabrics.

Made from 2.5mm-thick butyl rubber with aluminum facing, Boom Mat Tape is offered in 2″-wide-by-20-foot black rolls (# 50215) as well as 1.5”-wide-by-20-foot silver rolls (# 50449). Simple peel-and-stick application is aided by an easy-to-remove clear release liner.

For more information about Boom Mat Tape and DEI’s complete line of performance heat and sound control products, visit www.DesignEngineering.com.

SSV Works Announces 2020 Kawasaki Teryx KRX1000 Kick Panel Speaker Pods

OXNARD, CA (05.11.2021) – SSV Works has launched the industry first 6.5-inch Kick Panel Speaker Pods (p/n KX-F65A) for the 2020+ Kawasaki Teryx KRX1000. The pods are now shipping (MSRP: $329.99) and include an SSV Works powersports A6 speaker.

“Utilizing 3D modeling and design, SSV Works was able to design a proper enclosure for a kick panel speaker, offering a better solution than the open backed factory door speakers.” explained Trevor Kaplan, SSV Works CEO. “Being completely open in the back, the factory door pods are not fully sealed, leaving them exposed to the elements and reducing sound quality. Our fully sealed, UV stable, all-weather durable kick panel pods provide better sound quality and ensure that you never have to worry about where you ride.”

The KX-F65A includes all necessary mounting hardware and an SSV Works 4ohm, 60/120W (RMS/Peak) powersports marine speaker with 25mm Titanium hard dome tweeter, Santoprene surround, UV Stable ASA plastic grille, and 2-pin posi-lock connectors.

The KX-F65 also has an unloaded option so that you can incorporate your own 6.5-inch speakers for a custom install.

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

SiriusXM, Pandora, and Stitcher Advertising Organizations Unite as SXM Media

NEW YORK, NY (05.11.2021) – Sirius XM Holdings Inc. has announced that it is establishing a new combined advertising sales organization spanning its SiriusXM, Pandora, and Stitcher audio entertainment platforms and services. The new group, which will operate under the name SXM Media, will create a unified sales team, powering the audio advertising experience across its three iconic listening platforms, which represent the best in live radio, streaming music, and podcasting. With a reach of 150 million listeners, SXM Media gives brands, creators, and publishers access to the largest digital audio advertising platform in North America.

SXM Media will serve as a central representative for brands of all sizes to plan, produce, manage, and measure effective digital audio advertising across SiriusXM, Pandora, and Stitcher. SXM Media will also serve as the exclusive advertising and sales representative for other platforms and podcasters, including major entities such as SoundCloud (exclusive U.S. advertising representative) and the NBCUniversal News Group (exclusive advertising representative for NBC News and MSNBC podcasts, with additional sales rights to CNBC podcasts). The re-branding of SXM Media will be discussed during a joint presentation by Pandora and Stitcher at tomorrow’s Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Podcast Upfront 2021.

“SiriusXM, Pandora, and Stitcher are each powerful brands, but bringing them together under the SXM Media umbrella bolsters our position as the premier audio entertainment leader and the largest digital audio advertising platform in North America,” said Jennifer Witz, CEO of SiriusXM. “SXM Media is driven by a world-class combined salesforce of digital and broadcast media pros working across music, talk, and podcasts who create unique new opportunities in the marketplace.” 

SXM Media is powered by its cross-platform sales team and a unique ad tech stack that leverages the services and technologies of SiriusXM-owned audio ad platforms AdsWizz and Simplecast, as well as leading podcast advertising network Midroll, to support publishing, distribution, analytics, ad format innovation, and monetization for marketers, creators, and publishers. 

These capabilities, along with SXM Media’s in-house creative consultancy, Studio Resonate, will help connect brands with an unrivaled array of ad technology solutions, exclusive programming, proprietary research, bespoke creative and production solutions, live and virtual events, and millions of engaged listeners. 

“Audio is experiencing a renaissance with a boom in premium content, spikes in listening, and innovative ad tech fueling the industry, and our powerful portfolio of brands puts us at the forefront of this moment,” said John Trimble, Chief Advertising Revenue Officer at SiriusXM. “We’ve combined the unique strengths of SiriusXM, Pandora, and Stitcher – along with our innovative ad tech platforms – to unlock connections between brands, creators, and listeners. Our platforms and content providers bring premier content that captivates the largest audio audience in North America, creates personalized audio ad experiences through diverse voices, and drives results for our advertisers. SXM Media will bring brands effective audio advertising solutions and scale across the leaders in music, talk, and podcasts, without sacrificing the intimate listener experience that is at the heart of everything we do.”

Visit siriusxm.com for more.

Elettromedia Welcomes Ken Ward as International Technical Marketing Manager

(05.10.2021) – Elettromedia Srl (Italy) has announced that a 35-year veteran of the car audio industry has joined their company on May 1st as International Technical Marketing Manager.

Kenneth Ward, founder of Educar Training, and mobile electronics product marketing veteran, will be based in Portland, OR. He will be responsible for advanced technical support, deliver trainings to Elettromedia dealers, as well as develop marketing content. He will also work closely with the Elettromedia R&D team in Italy in developing and validating new products, especially for vehicles specific to North America.

Ken Ward pictured in the Educar offices in Beaverton, OR.

“We started working with Kenneth Ward in 2018 providing training for dealers, and we have been very pleased with his ability to show dealers ways to use our technologies to profitably deliver great sound. We are glad to finally bring him into the Elettromedia family,” said Leonardo Falcetelli, Commercial and Marketing Director for Elettromedia.

Ward commented, “A few years back, I was fortunate to be asked to train Elettromedia dealers in North America, and I’ve been impressed with the company’s commitment to high fidelity sound in cars. Anyone who visits the Elettromedia facility in Italy will be impressed by the number of innovations they’ve pioneered over the years. I am excited to help show dealers how to use these technical advances in their day-to-day business. Educar will continue on at the same time, as we believe this is the right way to stay in touch with the market. This is an exciting opportunity.”

Visit elettromedia-usa.com for more.

Cerwin Vega Now at Sylvester Electronics

CUMBERLAND, RI (05.10.2021) – In stock now at Sylvester Electronics we have the XED line of speakers, the PRO MOBILE line of tweeters, Cerwin Vega MOBILE and STROKER lines of full range speakers and amplifiers in both the MINI and Cerwin Vega MOBILE lines.

Tom Sylvester (L) and Taha Mtaallah pictured with a few new Cerwin Vega products now in stock at Sylvester Electronics.

Sylvester Electronics is excited to announce we are now carrying Cerwin Vega. A leader in the 12 volt industry since 1954, Cerwin Vega offers some of the top brands of Speakers, Subwoofers, Tweeters, Amplifiers, and other automotive electronics in the marketplace,” commented Tom Sylvester, Sylvester Electronics GM.

Since 1976 Sylvester Electronics has been servicing the New England area with a mission to help the 12 volt shop and installer bring high quality Audio, Security, and Safety to the 12 Volt industry. Please contact us at 1-800-225-5568 for any questions or if you wish to become an authorized 12 volt dealer.

Visit cerwinvega.com and sylves.com for more.