MONROE, WA (01.19.22) – The initial DS18 order arrived at the Evolution Sales warehouse on Friday, January 14th.
“We set up our first DS18 dealer, Raineer Audio, on Sunday January 16th. We had been speaking with Logan Craver about bringing in the line. When we let him know it had arrived he wanted to come from Lakewood on Sunday, pick out models and take it with him. That happened and we are off to a great start as an authorized distributor with DS18,” Darin Plemel related.
Evolution opened as a distributor just over 2 years ago. Plemel’s 12volt history includes 12 years with a rep/distributor in the Pacific Northwest. Darin’s son Devin also works with Evolution as the family serves their growing dealer base across Washington and Oregon. Aunex plus brands Heise, Axxess, iBeam and Shuriken under the Metra umbrella complete the Evolution linecard.
Chuck Kenney, DS18 Sales Manager, offered, “Evolution Sales was strongly recommended to me by a dealer in the area and that got the ball rolling. We look forward to working with Darin and Evolution Sales to grow the DS18 brand in the Pacific Northwest.”
“Since opening one of our main objectives has been to stay in touch with activities the marketplace. The DS18 product lineup fills a need in the market. Some sound-off enthusiasts were sourcing DS18 products from outside the area. Now DS18 will be available from dealers in the Pacific Northwest,” Darin Plemel stated.
Evolution Sales is located at 146th Street SE Suite141, Monroe WA 98272
MIAMI GARDENS, FL (12.23.2021) – Loud for Tots was the place to be on Sunday December 19th, from noon until 6PM, at the DS18 HQ in Miami Gardens FL. The 4th Annual Loud for Tots event was designed as a community minded event to gather toys for children in need during the Christmas Season.
The weather on Sunday was not 100% cooperative during the day with intermittent rain showers that began shortly after 8AM when DS18 Team Members began to set up all the tents and place demo vehicles around the large DS18 HQ parking lot.
Rob Ferro, Mr DS18, contributed “We set up 40 tents in the lot. We had a several DS18 demo vehicles plus a number of people attending the event had show cars and personal cars with systems. During the event we certainly got the message across that at DS18 We Like It Loud.”
At the end of the event the count of attendees was north of 200 with over 10 huge boxes filled with unwrapped toys. During the event members of the crowd enjoyed over 200 free hot dog off the grill. Raffles grabbed attention during the event and toys were traded for raffle tickets.
Continuing Ferro noted “Last year there was quite a presence of local police as some in the local area objected to the sound from the event. This year was different even though we played it loud. Officers came by to show their support for the DS18 Loud for Tots event.”
Chuck Kenney, new onboard with DS18 related “I think this was a terrific event. There were a lot of people in the parking lot who came together and brought toys for a great cause. The DS18 Loud for Tots was a special event for sure.”
Following the event DS18 staff members made plans to deliver the toys to diverse foundations and charities. One of the organizations top on the list was for children with Autism.
Concluding Ferro stated “Putting smiles on the faces of many children is always so very rewarding for all of us at DS18.”
EDMOND, OK (12.10.2021) – Petra Industries, the consumer technology authority and wholesale electronics distributor, is pleased to announce the addition of DS18 speakers and amplifiers to their lineup of premium automotive audio products.
By using the slogan “We Like It Loud,” DS18 sets itself apart from old-school brands. Unafraid to push the envelope, it was created and developed by a team of young, determined professionals who understands the needs of today’s car audio industry. As a result, it is one of the freshest lines in the industry.
The DS18 goal is to deliver what they feel previous companies have failed to do—a sophisticated, trendy product line that continually upgrades itself. One reason the company is continually innovating is that they consider customers part of their team. DS18 takes customer feedback as a command to constantly improve products. The end results are the most-relevant, coolest-looking designs and technologies on the market.
“DS18 brings a whole new attitude to car audio,” said Tate Morgan, President, Petra Industries. “Think of them as the new, cool kid on the block ready to shake things up. Their staff is passionate about sound. They eat, sleep, and breathe audio. And they design the most outstanding products technology can offer while remaining sensitive to pricing. Installers and retailers in the automotive audio space should take a hard look at DS18. The brand will appeal to the most experienced audio enthusiast as well as the everyday motorist.”
To learn more about Petra’s DS18 lineup of automotive audio components including amplifiers, coaxial speakers, subwoofers, midranges, and tweeters, visit order.petra.com
MIAMI GARDENS, FL (11.12.2021) – Chuck Kenney has joined the DS18 Team and recently relocated to South Florida. With a 30+ year career in the 12volt industry Kenney brings a new dimension to the DS18 sales team.
“Job description number one at DS18 is to reach out to contacts, dealers and distributors, across the industry to let them know the tremendous product lineup DS18 has in place and the opportunities DS18 offers in the marketplace,” Kenney stated.
“We are happy to add Chuck to our growing team. He brings years of experience and connections in our industry which will push DS18 to even newer achievements,” stated Sasha Susterman, DS18 General Manager.
Continuing, Kenney offered, “Already I see the presence DS18 has across the industry. The energetic Team, with Mr DS18 Rob Ferro out front, seems to be everywhere. Also, the company is expanding the product mix of innovative and forward thinking in marine and powersports while also introducing new products for the traditional car audio market. I am excited and look forward to hitting the road. In fact I plan to be in the Texas and Oklahoma markets in Mid-November.”
Most recently Kenney was National Sales Manager for Massive Audio. Design Engineering, SSR Distributors and Soundstream positions are included in Kenney’s resume.
MIAMI GARDENS, FL (06.11.2021) – DS18, a well-known player in the audio industry, notorious for their stylish, clear sounding, trend setting audio equipment for cars, marine, and on-the-go. Their slogan, “We like it loud!” is taking on a whole new meaning for those in Tennessee and Alabama, as DS18 will now be available in all Electronic Express storefronts.
Electronic Express is known for their wide array of electronics, ranging from home appliances to audio and video for the home and car audio.
Specializing in everything audio related, DS18 has a vast array of options for any audio project that any audiophile, from beginner to professional, can desire. DS18 has experts in OEM, Pro-Audio, Bass, Jeep Nation, Marine Specialization, and Off-Road, that live and breathe the industry and are true enthusiasts themselves. They have continued to lead the industry with products that have the latest and greatest audio technology, that allows you to stand out in any crowd.
BOCA RATON, FL (03.25.2021) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has announced its partnership with DS18. As part of the collaboration, Tint World will serve as an authorized seller and installer of all DS18 products.
“We’re always excited to be able to offer our customers the top automotive electronic products on the market,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and president of Tint World. “Partnering with DS18 lets our customer have access to top-end car audio products, and we can’t wait to see how they enjoy them.”
DS18 is the official Jeep sound systems vendor. The Miami-based company specializes in mobile, marine and home electronic equipment. DS18 offers several products including amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, tweeters, component sets and a multitude of other audio accessories.
“We want to be able to reach an audience that enjoys the nuances of a great sound product as we do,” said Sasha Susterman, CEO of DS18. “Joining Tint World’s extensive franchise network will allow us to expand our reach and continue to show why we are an industry leader.”
Tint World Automotive Styling Centers offer sales and installation of auto accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, and more.
WEST PARK, FL (03.22.2021) – Thieves broke into the ECB Educational K8 Center in Broward County on March 17th and made off with flatscreen TVs, electronics and more that the children used daily. Principal Eboni Burts and the students were devastated. The school is a faith-based Christian school and many of the items stolen were used by the students in the class setting each school.
Rob Ferro, MR DS18, saw the news story on Local 10 News. “As soon as I saw the segment on the news I wanted to see how at DS18 we could help. I got in touch with Principal Burts and she gave me all the details about the burglary. I knew we had products like the Zumba Loud and other products and things that would help the school. We got together at the office and made plans to make a delivery to the school and relayed that to Principal Burts” Ferro stated.
The school is not far from the DS18 HQ in Miami Gardens, FL.
“When we arrived with a pickup full of items for the school, that included speakers, games and toys, I was surprised to see the crew from Local 10 News at the school. Principal Burts told the station we were delivering items for the school and they wanted to report that on the news” Ferro continued.
Once Ferro arrived Principal Burts came out with the students as Ferro unloaded the DS18 Pickup. Janine Stanwood, reporter with Local 10 News crew, filmed everything. The items were then taken into the classroom area where Ferro setup the Zumba loud speakers and showed all how to operate the speakers that include LED lighting.
Concluding Ferro offered “It was so great to see the big smiles on everyones the face. Providing these gifts to the school was also very rewarding for all at DS18. The segment aired a couple times on Local 10 News which was very heartwarming to see. The visibility for DS18 of this good samaritan effort was a real bonus for DS18.”
MIAMI GARDENS, FL (03.12.2021) – DS18 has officially partnered with Tint World Automotive Styling Centers, a leading window tinting and automotive accessory franchise.
DS18 CEO, Sasha Susterman, has secured a new venture for the internationally recognized franchise, as authorized sellers and installers of ALL DS18 products.
DS18 will now have the exciting opportunity to show Tint World customers their shared passions in great customer service and love for all things LOUD.
DS18, the official Jeep Sound Systems vendor, also specializes in a variety of other audio segments which include a vast and complete line of Mobile, Marine and Pro Audio. This new partnership with Tint World extends full access to all DS18 products, services and support.
With over 80 retail locations worldwide, Tint World makes it even more accessible for audio loving customers to get their DS18 gear at a moment’s notice.