JL Audio’s New DSP Amps Shake Things Up

TAMPA, FL (10.01.2019) – On Tuesday at IBEX, JL Audio will unveil its new line of MVi amplifiers to boat builders around the world. MVi amplifiers are the first high-performance, ultra-efficient marine-grade amplifier to feature a 3-core AKM digital signal processor (DSP).

With unrivaled tuning capabilities, reference-grade audio performance and vast installation flexibility, JL Audio will launch its MVi line with eight model options that suit all boat builders’ and boat owners’ needs.

MVi amplifiers feature an integrated, high-performance triple-core AKM DSP that allow for intelligent optimization of each audio channel’s timing, frequency response, and output level. The benefits of the DSP within each MVi amplifier extends beyond itself by providing analog pre-amp outputs with independent DSP processing to other amplifiers connected to the system. Instead of using traditional control knobs and switches, MVi amplifiers are easily configured from the captain’s seat of a boat using JL Audio’s free TüN software on a compatible computer, tablet or smartphone.

MVi amplifiers can store up to six sound presets, allowing boaters to switch between sound profiles at the push a button using one of the compatible DRC controllers (sold separately). Further boosting the world-class audio performance of MVi amplifiers is the integration of JL Audio’s next-generation NexD amplifier technology. The NexD2 design employs new directFET MOSFET technology, a completely revised layout scheme and direct DSP control of multiple amplifier channels designed to enhance fidelity, reduce noise and deliver outstanding power efficiency.

MVi amplifiers offer powerful networking capabilities as well as robust expandability options. In addition to the complete lineup of DSP-enabled marine amplifiers, JL Audio will introduce several marine-grade peripheral pieces to simplify the MVi installation process, including:

· a Bluetooth communicator (VXi-BTC) to enable wireless communication between the MVi amplifier or network and compatible mobile devices;

· a weather-tight network hub (MVi-HUB) to network up to six MVi amplifiers (one master and five slaves) for full-system DRC control and preset selection

· a push button control with RGB indicator (M-DRC-50) to allow preset selection from the helm

To further boost the wow-factor of these amplifiers, JL Audio was able to pack all of the aforementioned technology into a compact and stylish alloy chassis with weather-tight power, audio input, speaker and JLid network connections.

JL Audio’s complete line of MVi amplifiers include:

Full-range MVi amplifiers

5-channel MVi marine system amplifiers

Monoblock MV Marine Subwoofer Amplifiers

Visit jlaudio.com and ibexshow.com for more.

Metra Marine to Showcase Audio, Lighting and AV Installation Products at IBEX

HOLLY HILL, FL (09.27.2019)– Metra Electronics is showcasing Metra Marine products at the 2019 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) at booth # 3-2115 in Tampa, FL. Metra’s marine product line is designed to help 12volt installers tap into the growing boating and powersports market with their reliable aftermarket marine accessories for audio, lighting, AV and more.

On display will be marine-grade LED lights from Heise LED Lighting Systems, audio wiring and accessories from T-SPEC, high-performance AGM marine batteries by Shuriken, water-resistant speakers and amps from Metra PowerSports, hardware essentials from The Install Bay and AV products from Metra Home Theater Group. These products are designed in the USA and manufactured by Metra Electronics, The Installer’s Choice, for more than 70 years. From lights to batteries, connectors and cable accessories to marine hardware, these products are built, tested and proven to withstand the harsh marine environment.

Heise LED lighting allows installers to illuminate any boat’s deck or interior with a selection of high-performance, marine-grade LED lightbars, cube lights and auxiliary lighting pods. Featured products include marine lightbars in single-row, dual-row and curved dual-row options in various sizes. Heise’s marine cube lights have a flood beam pattern and are ideal for adding spreader lights for nighttime fishing and visibility. Marine auxiliary lighting pods add accent lights throughout the cabin or deck, available in single color or RGB options. These lights have a white coating with UV inhibitors and an IP68 rating to last season after season.

Metra Home Theater Group’s products for outfitting yachts and larger luxury boats with AV systems include TV mounts that lock in place, cables, extenders and more. Their award-winning expertise in HDMI cables and electronics provides installers with high-quality connections designed for the latest 4K/HDR or even 8K home theater systems.

For installation supplies at an affordable price, The Install Bay products are used in the majority of automotive shops around the country. They now include marine-grade hardware suitable for upgrading boats, such as a relay isolator, connector and cable accessories and other essential hardware supplies. The 500 AMP relay isolator is designed with the installer in mind and is a must for multi-battery systems. It allows for longer battery life and control over which battery is being used. The Install Bay’s connectors, heat shrink tubing, terminals, expandable sleeving, cable ties, sealants, adhesives and other connection accessories all make for an easy installation job. Other essential supplies for boat upgrades and repairs include adhesives, sealants and SS nuts, screws and washers. Installers can purchase all of their shop supplies in one convenient place by becoming a Metra Electronics dealer. To learn more about Metra’s marine products, visit MetraMarine.com.

IBEX is hosted at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, FL from October 1st-3rd and is North America’s technical boat-building event, open only to trade industry professionals. It includes both an educational conference and exhibition show in one event. There is no charge to walk the exhibit halls if pre-registered, after September 28, 2019, a $25 badge fee applies. Additional show information is available at ibexshow.com.