Race Sport Lighting Awards, Trainings, and New Products at CES

RINGWOOD, IL. (12.30.2019) – Race Sport Lighting will recognize their top performing dealers, distributors, and sales representatives at their Annual Meeting held on Monday, January 6th, during The CES Show in Las Vegas. Winners will be announced in the coming weeks leading up to CES.

Here are this year’s award categories:

  • Dealer of the Year
  • Rep Firm of the Year
  • Distributor of the Year
  • Tint World Dealer of the Year
  • MESA Dealer of the Year
  • The AAM Group Distributor of the Year

The meeting will also include a rep calibration training. This training will update the Race Sport Lighting sales force on industry trends and deep dive specifically into the lighting category. The training also will cover new technologies and tools Race Sport Lighting will be equipping their reps with in 2020 to continue to deliver valuable assistance to their dealers and distributing partners.

NEW PRODUCTS AT CES

Race Sport will also be releasing three new products at CES. Namely, their new “chasing” LED strips (RS5M5050IP68-C), mini LED spotlights (RS10WMP-S, RS10WMP-F, RS2LED3120), and 7 inch round headlight conversion with multi-color LED accents (RS7RGBBC).

Visit www.racesportinc.com for more.

T-SPEC Launches Premium Brass Core Accessories and Improved RCA Cables at CES 2020

HOLLY HILL, FL (12.16.2019) – Metra Electronics has announced an improved and expanded T-SPEC car audio accessory line with new products launching at CES 2020. T-SPEC, which offers competition-rated audio cables, amp kits, power wire, capacitors and more, is introducing new premium brass core accessories for distribution blocks, a battery terminal and fuse holders. Fourteen new brass core components will be added to the product line, designed to simplify and streamline any installation. Maximizing functionality while maintaining the smallest profile was the focus of these new and improved designs. T-SPEC’s existing v12 Series of RCA cables has also been improved with a new braided outer jacket to provide strength and stability. T-SPEC’s products will be on display at CES with Metra Electronics and available soon.

Distribution Blocks
Seven new distribution blocks have been designed with Gate-Lock technology, which allows for a secure connection without the need for reducer rings. The new black nickel finish protects the brass core and is highly conductive for maximum current transfer. The new blocks use T20 Torx for all screws, making them an easy one-tool installation, and feature TPE wrapped soft-touch material. The VANL, VMANL and VAGU have a 360-degree rotatable base mount for an even easier installation. These products will be available soon in different sizes.

Battery Terminal
T-SPEC is also introducing the VBTPN, an eight-position battery terminal that can accept up to (4) 4/8/10 AWG output set screws and (4) 1/0/10 AWG output ring terminals while still maintaining a small footprint. This new battery terminal can be used on the positive post or the negative post and the sleeve adaptor is included. The terminal also has the add-a-post feature, which allows you to retain your OE battery terminal by attaching it directly to the VBTPN. This product also features T20 Torx screws, Gate-Lock technology and solid brass construction with a black nickel finish.

Fuse Holders
Completing the brass accessories are six new fuse holders. Each new fuse holder is designed with Gate-Lock technology and available in options for ANL, MANL, or AGU fuses. All new fuses have dual size gaskets and use T20 Torx screws. All of these components are constructed of 100% brass for optimal conductivity and have the new black nickel finish for durability and longevity.

Improved T-Spec v12 Series RCA Cables
T-Spec’s v12 Series RCA cables feature high levels of noise rejection resulting from meticulous build quality and have full oxygen-free copper construction. For years, these cables have been the go-to standard for competition-rated car audio performance. Now, the improved v12 Series is upgrading the clear jacket to a braided jacket that enhances its durability as well as its aesthetics. The braided jacket adds an extra layer of protection against physical damage to the conductors.

These new and improved products will be shipping soon and can be seen on display at CES. Additional specifications and part numbers are available in the new 2020 T-SPEC catalog and T-SPEC-Online.com, which will be released on January 7, 2020. Metra Electronics will be at CES from January 7-10, 2020, at booth 5211 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, showcasing their new products from their 12volt brands and at booth 11435 in the Central Hall with Metra Home Theater Group.

Visit tspeconline.com and metraonline.com for more.

Raptor Launches Improved Pro Series of Car Audio Products at 2020 CES

HOLLY HILL, FL (12.04.2019) – Metra Electronics has improved its Raptor car audio accessory line with upgraded products launching at CES. Raptor’s Pro Series product line will feature 15 upgraded fuse holders and distribution blocks to create a unified ecosystem of accessories with fresh appearances and gold plating.

Designed with the installer in mind, the new fuse holders and distribution blocks have a one-tool design model to work exclusively with only 3mm Allen head screws, allowing for an easier installation. Metra has stepped away from the traditional look of the previous generation and is highlighting a unique style for these new Raptor products. With internal screw mounting locations and an improved latching system to secure the cover to the base, the new modern design improves upon both its function and aesthetics. It also provides a better visual of the fuses through the covers.

The ANL, MANL and AGU fuse holders range from 1/0 AWG to 8 AWG, are all 24K gold plated, water-resistant, and work with 3mm Allen screws. The new blocks offer multiple options for the installer from dual ANL and MANL blocks or even 4-position fuse distribution blocks. Raptor provides superior performance at entry-level price points, a mission based upon the belief that “affordable” and “cheap” installation accessories shouldn’t be one and the same.

These new and improved products will be shipping soon and can be seen on display at CES. Additional specifications and part numbers are available in the new 2020 Raptor catalog and Raptor-Online.com, which will be released on January 7, 2020. Metra Electronics will be at CES from January 7-10, 2020, at booth 5211 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center showcasing their new products from their 12volt brands and at booth 11435 in the Central Hall with Metra Home Theater Group.

Visit metraonline.com for more.

SSV Works Features New Award-Winning Polaris RZR Overhead Weatherproof Audio Solution at 2020 CES Show

OXNARD, CA (11.26.2019) – SSV Works will feature its new, award-winning overhead weatherproof audio solution for two and four seat Polaris RZRs during the 2020 CES Show, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Jan. 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth N4900. The WP3-RZ3O65 is scheduled to be available early Q1 2020 with an MSRP of $799.99.

During the recent 2019 SEMA Show, the WP3-RZ3O65 won for Best New Powersports Product as well as a 2019 SEMA Global Media Award.

“With these two awards, we couldn’t have asked for a better product launch than this,” said Trevor Kaplan, SSV Works CEO. “Listen to your music via Bluetooth, AM/FM, or Aux-In through four 6.5-inch powersports speakers pumping out 200 watts of internal power with the new rugged SSV Works WP3-RZ3O65. This system also offers the capability to add more speakers and amplifiers by utilizing two additional high level and or low level outputs.”

The WP3-RZ3O65 tucks neatly overhead into the cage tubes of the Polaris RZR allowing great visibility and helmet clearance. The unit also works with both metal and the plastic factory roof option. Installation time is under 30 minutes to both mount and wire, and the rugged UV stable polymer enclosure protects from the harsh elements.

Visit www.SSVWorks.com for more.