KICKER Appears at Unified Car Audio Championships for Third Straight Year

STILLWATER, OK (10.11.2019) – KICKER returns to co-sponsor the 2019 Unified Car Audio Championships, held in the Louisville Expo Center October 12-13. The event will occupy the Broadbent Arena and Pavilion, taking up more than 110,000 square feet of indoor space. KICKER is proud to support the Unified judges’ hospitality suite and will have support staff in the lanes for anyone who requests it.

dBDRA’s Wayne Harris at the mic in 2018.

This marks the sixth consecutive year that three car-audio organizations have come together for their championship events, dubbed “Unified Finals.” More than 400 dB Drag Racing, IASCA and MECA competitors pre-registered. All three organizations are holding triple-point events in addition to the invitation-only finals, allowing any competitor to build up points for next season.

Brian Mitchell hosted Big Iron in 2018 with IASCA’s Moe Sabourin in the background.

“Many of our sponsors have been staunch supporters of the Unified Car Audio Championship for years now and we are proud to help gain some exposure for them and their products,” said Moe Sabourin, Director of Operations for IASCA Worldwide. “In turn, their support over the years has been a driving force in the growth of car audio competition, from competition teams to industry membership support of our organization’s missions.”

One lucky attendee will win this ‘Livin Loud’ Kicker system.

dB Drag Racing will continue competing in two locations simultaneously, via online streaming. The satellite location will be at Chris Alston’s Chassisworks in Sacramento, Calif., where competitors will run head-to-head against their Louisville counterparts for the North American Championships.

MECA plans on several events during the show, including a Sound Quality competition, a Show N’ Shine, and SPL competitions.

The Finals will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

For more info, visit www.dbdragracing.com, www.iasca.com, or www.mecacaraudio.com.

Go Fast Solutions to Distribute SounDigital and Ground Zero

DANIA BEACH, FL (10.11.2019) – SounDigital USA has reached an agreement with Go Fast Solutions to as the authorized distributor of SounDigital products in the New England and upstate New York Market place.

“We are very excited about this new partnership with GoFast Solutions. They are committed to delivering the very best for their customers and SounDigital fits that mold. Their enthusiasm for 12volt market place is exciting and we feel they fit our ideal distributor partner. We continue our limited distribution market strategy and this will be further enriched with the addition of GoFast Solutions to our distributor family.”

-Michael Ventura, National Sales Manger

This is the first time SounDigital products will be available thru a distributor in the North East.

SounDigital and Ground Zero will be on display during SEMA 2019 November 5th thru the 8th in North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center booth 12031

Contact GoFast Solutions at 203.641.0272 or thru email at info@gofst.com. Visit www.gofst.com and www.SounDigitalUSA.com for more.

Cardoza and Company Adds to Sales Team

(10.11.2019) – Cardoza and Company is welcoming Micah Boren to their sales team, effective October 1.

Micah will be responsible for the accounts located in the following California Counties of: Tulare, Kings, Fresno, Merced, Stanislaus, Inyo, Tuolumne, San Joaquin, Madera, Calaveras, Mariposa, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz.

Micah Boren on the road with new Cardoza business card and product sample in hand.

Micah has been a factory direct representative for almost the past 2 years and has demonstrated the ability to help some key accounts get better. Prior to this, he ran his own installation facility and worked for several prominent South San Juaquin Valley 12 volt Retailers during the past 15 years or so.

Most of you will meet him at SEMA if you attend. Cardoza and Company are excited to have a product specialist and salesman on our team!

Micah may be reached at mboren@cardozaandcompany.com

Visit cardozaandcompany.com for more.

Power Acoustik Now Shipping New Razor Series DSP Amplifiers

MONTEBELLO, CA (10.08.2019) – Power Acoustik is now shipping its new Razor series DSP Amplifiers. A 4 channel RZ4-2000DSPB and 5 channel RZ5-2000DSPB amplifiers with Built-In Bluetooth Module for DSP control via smartphone app (Android & iPhone).

“The ability to customize your sound system to the individual environment of your vehicle has been a highly technical and complex affair when using programmable DSP solutions in the past,” said Paul Goldberg, vice-president, sales & marketing for Epsilon Electronics Inc. “ Our new Razor series DSP amplifiers eliminate the complexity by utilizing a built-in Bluetooth module in conjunction with an easy to use smartphone app to accomplish the customization of the listening experience.”

Power Acoustik RZ4-2000DSPB

For those who want the most out of their car audio system, this 4 Channel DSP amplifier is unique with its compatible control from traditional PC ports and the Built-In Bluetooth module. Allowing for complete control from your smartphone app, available on both Android and iPhone devices.

MSRP. $194.99

Digital Signal Processing Options:

Integrated 100dB Dynamic Range, -80dB THD+N ADC
Integrated 104dB Dynamic Range, -90dB THD+N DAC
User-Friendly Sigma Studio™ User Interface w/ Response Display
30V MAX 4-ch High Level & 4V MAX RCA Input Voltage
2ch. RCA output for Subwoofer Amplifier Integration
Optional High-Level Input from Hands-Free Bluetooth Module
Optional Independent Input or Channel Mixing/Summing
Up to -60dB Independent Channel Level Cut
Up to 20ms Independent Channel Delay, 0.05ms Increments
Independent Channel 00/1800 Phase Control
Independent Channel High, Low or Bandpass Crossover
Independent Channel 6dB-48dB/Octave Crossover Slope
Variable Frequency Crossover Setting, 20Hz-20kHz
10-Band Graphic Equalizer for Each Channel

Power Acoustik RZ5-2000DSPB

For those who want the most out of their car audio system, this 5 Channel DSP amplifier is unique with its compatible control from traditional PC ports and the Built-In Bluetooth module. Allowing for complete control from your smartphone app, available on both Android and iPhone devices.

MSRP. $234.99

Digital Signal Processing Options:

Integrated 100dB Dynamic Range, -80dB THD+N ADC
Integrated 104dB Dynamic Range, -90dB THD+N DAC
User-Friendly SigmaStudio™ User Interface w/ Response Display
30V MAX 4-ch High Level & 4V MAX RCA Input Voltage
2ch. RCA output for Subwoofer Amplifier Integration
Optional High-Level Input from Hands-Free Bluetooth Module
Optional Independent Input or Channel Mixing/Summing
Up to -60dB Independent Channel Level Cut
Up to 20ms Independent Channel Delay, 0.05ms Increments
Independent Channel 00/1800 Phase Control
Independent Channel High, Low or Bandpass Crossover
Independent Channel 6dB-48dB/Octave Crossover Slope
Variable Frequency Crossover Setting, 20Hz-20kHz
10-Band Graphic Equalizer for Each Channel
20dB Boost/Cut for Each Band
Variable Independent Band Q Adjustment, 0.4-9.6
Independent Subwoofer Control
Bass Knob Included

Visit www.poweracoustik.com for more.

BOSS Audio Brings New Look and New Products to the 2019 SEMA Show

OXNARD, CA (10.07.2019) – BOSS Audio Systems will feature a host of new and recently launched car/truck, marine, powersports, and motorcycle products during the 2019 SEMA Show, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Nov. 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth N11769.

“Boss Audio recently announced that we are taking the brand in new and exciting directions with a modern look while redefining great value, great performance, and what a great customer experience should be in today’s marketplace,” said Doug Kern, BOSS Audio Systems VP of Sales. “For more than 30 years, we have been a leader in the car and truck audio market category. And now with the immense popularity of the marine and powersports categories now represented at the annual SEMA SHOW and with their significant short and long term potential, we are designing even more quality market-specific products that more people can enjoy at great price points alongside our increased options for the car and truck categories. SEMA 2019 is the ideal venue to present the new BOSS Audio for all of these categories.”

Sam Rabbani, CEO and founder of BOSS Audio Systems, explained, “We’ve taken the initiative to modernize our branding and product offerings across multiple markets while at the same time strengthening our already market-leading approach to customer service. We are focusing on ‘Plug and Play’ and easier DIY installable products with added features, all at usually half the price points of our competitors that offer products with the same feature sets.”

From amplifiers, speakers, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto head units, to marine head units, subs, and speakers, to powersports and motorcycle speakers and accessories, BOSS Audio will be showing its most recent and acclaimed lines in Las Vegas. “During the past few months we have launched new and exciting products that have already garnered great reviews and been part of featured nationally-featured installations, and we can’t wait to present them at SEMA 2019,” added Kern.

Visit www.bossaudio.com for more.

Rockford Fosgate Announces New M0 Line of Marine Speakers

TEMPE, AZ (10.07.2019) – Rockford Fosgate has announced the debut of the M0 Element Ready full range 6.5-inch speakers built to withstand water, salt, dust, and UV. The M0-65 (white) and M0-65B (black) speakers will begin shipping later this year at an MSRP of $119.99. Click to view marine speakers.

The newly designed M0 speakers feature weatherproofing technology specific for use in marine watercraft and off-road vehicle audio systems. The 100% UV stable frame combined with an encapsulated motor assembly, and marine grade connectors yield a driver that will not discolor or corrode in the harsh marine environment.

Purpose built to play high quality sound in the outdoors, the M0 speakers deliver superb low end and mid-range frequency reproduction via an injection molded mineral filled polypropylene cone body, santoprene surround, and Rockford’s patented VAST (vertical attach surround technique) Technology to increase the effective radiating cone area. By pairing this with an efficient, grill integrated, tweeter the speakers’ sonic signature is rounded out by smooth crystal-clear high frequencies.

Additional specifications include:

  • 50W RMS
  • 4-ohm Voice coil
  • 0.5inch (13mm) LCP Balanced Dome Tweeter
  • Frequency Response 53Hz – 20KHz
  • Klippel Verified, ASTM B117, ASTM G154, IPX6, ISO60068-2-64, and CE Certified
  • 2 Year Warranty

Visit rockfordfosgate.com for more.

CTA Announces 2019 MECP Technician of the Year Award

ARLINGTON, VA (10.04.2019) – The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has announced Adam Devine, owner of Devine Concepts in Naples, FL, as the recipient of the Mobile Electronics Certified Professional (MECP) Technician of the Year.

A Master Installation Technician for four years, Devine has been certified for almost 18 years. He was selected by the Vehicle Technology Division of CTA and MECP-certified experts in the aftermarket industry for his dedication to excellence and customer satisfaction; his role as a mentor to many in the industry; and constantly striving to further his knowledge on complex elements.

Adam Devine, owner of Devine Concepts in Naples, FL

“We’re excited to announce Adam Devine as the MECP Technician of the Year,” said Jeff Cantrell, MECP Committee Chairman. “The MECP program recognizes professionals who maintain industry best practices and seek continuing education in order to provide clients with outstanding service and installations. Adam has gone to great lengths to maintain and grow his own certification over many years, market the program to his clients, and maintain the highest standards in every installation.”

MECP, owned by CTA, is a certification program for installation technicians and salespeople of mobile electronics and aftermarket automotive equipment. It is the only nationally recognized program that certifies technicians on the installation techniques and capabilities of automobile information technology, entertainment, navigation and safety/security systems.

Devine will receive an expenses-paid trip to CESd 2020 and accept the award on the CTA Stage in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center. CES 2020 will take place Jan. 7-10, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV.

Be at the center of vehicle technology at CES 2020 and see the latest and greatest in self-driving vehicles, concept cars and connected vehicles.

Visit cta.tech, mecp.com, and devine-concepts.com for more.

MB Quart Intros New Formula 6.5″ Component Speakers

LIBERTYVILLE, IL (10.04.2019) – The FSB216 Formula 6.5 inch component speakers feature an aluminum dome Widesphere tweeter for crystal clear highs with a light weight thermal formed poly cone.

FEATURES & BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • TWEETER DOME MATERIAL – Aluminum dome tweeters deliver great sound with increased reliability.
  • SPEAKER SURROUND – Butyl rubber surrounds provide durability and deeper mid-bass impact.
  • COOLING SYSTEM – Over coil cooling system allows air exchange over the voice coil through the spider
  • SPIDER – Natural fiber allows flexibility while the infused epoxy gives strength during the manufacturing process
  • TINSEL LEADS – Highly conductive while remaining flexible during high-power applications

Rediscover all of your audio through the FSB216 component speakers and embrace F1 levels for perfect mix of tone, deep bass, and rich highs.

Click here to visit the FSB216 product page.

Visit mbquart.com for more.

JVC Ships “Alexa Built-In” Single Din Audio Receivers

(10.03.2019) – JVC has just released 9 new single din audio receivers, packed with today’s most asked for features. Most notably is the “Alexa Built-In” feature available on 8 of the 9 receivers. With Alexa, you can ask to play music, hear the news, check the weather, control smart home devices, and more. Simply download the Amazon Alexa companion app from the Apple App Storeor Google Play Store to set up Alexa on your JVC Receiver.

Single Din Audio Receivers:
KD-X270BT Digital Media Receiver- Bluetooth, USB, AUX, Red Key Illumination, 1Pre-out @ 2.5V, 1.5A USB Charging, 96kHz/24Bit FLAC Support, 13 Band EQ w/Digital Time Alignment, Multi-Language, & K2 Technology. SRP $89.95

KD-X370BTS Digital Media Receiver- Alexa Built-In, Bluetooth, USB (w/iPod Support), AUX, SiriusXM Radio, 2-Zone Variable Color Illumination, 3Pre-outs @ 4.0V, 1.5A USB Charging, 96kHz/24Bit FLAC Support, 13 Band EQ w/Digital Time Alignment, Multi-Language, & K2 Technology. SRP $109.95

KD-T710BT (Channel Managed) CD Receiver- Alexa Built-In, Bluetooth, USB (w/iPod Support), AUX, Blue Key Illumination, 1Pre-out @ 2.5V, 1.5A USB Charging, 96kHz/24Bit FLAC Support, 13 Band EQ w/Digital Time Alignment, Multi-Language, & K2 Technology. SRP $109.95

KD-TD71BT CD Receiver- Alexa Built-In, Bluetooth, USB (w/iPod Support), AUX, Blue Key Illumination, 1Pre-out @ 2.5V, 1.5A USB Charging, 96kHz/24Bit FLAC Support, 13 Band EQ w/Digital Time Alignment, Multi-Language, & K2 Technology. SRP $109.95

KD-T910BTS (Channel Managed) CD Receiver- Alexa Built-In, Bluetooth, USB (w/iPod Support), AUX, SiriusXM Radio, 2-Zone Variable Color Illumination, 2 Pre-outs @ 2.5V, 1.5A USB Charging, 96kHz/24Bit FLAC Support, 13 Band EQ w/Digital Time Alignment, Multi-Language, & K2 Technology. SRP $119.95

KD-TD91BTS CD Receiver- Alexa Built-In, Bluetooth, USB (w/iPod Support), AUX, SiriusXM Radio, 2-Zone Variable Color Illumination, 2 Pre-outs @ 2.5V, 1.5A USB Charging, 96kHz/24Bit FLAC Support, 13 Band EQ w/Digital Time Alignment, Multi-Language, & K2 Technology. SRP $119.95

KD-T915BTS (Channel Managed) CD Receiver- Alexa Built-In, Bluetooth, Front & Rear USB (w/iPod Support), AUX, SiriusXM Radio, 2-Zone Variable Color Illumination, 3 Pre-outs @ 5V, 1.5A USB Charging, 96kHz/24Bit FLAC Support, 13 Band EQ w/Digital Time Alignment, Multi-Language, & K2 Technology. SRP $149.95

Single Din Marine/MotorSports Audio Receivers:
KD-X37BTS (Channel Managed) Marine/MotorSports Digital Media Receiver- Alexa Built-In, Conformal Coated Circuit Board, Bluetooth, USB (w/iPod Support), AUX, SiriusXM Radio, 2-Zone Variable Color Illumination, 3Pre-outs @ 4.0V, 1.5A USB Charging, 96kHz/24Bit FLAC Support, 13 Band EQ w/Digital Time Alignment, Multi-Language, Marine Remote RM-RK62M Optional Marine Remote Ready, & K2 Technology. SRP $129.95

KD-T91MBS (Channel Managed) Marine/MotorSports CD Receiver- Alexa Built-In, Conformal Coated Circuit Board, Bluetooth, USB (w/iPod Support), AUX, SiriusXM Radio, 2-Zone Variable Color Illumination, 3Pre-outs @ 4.0V, 1.5A USB Charging, 96kHz/24Bit FLAC Support, 13 Band EQ w/Digital Time Alignment, Multi-Language, Marine Remote RM-RK62M Optional Marine Remote Ready, & K2 Technology. SRP $149.95

Visit us.jvc.com/car for more.

Tint World Receives Seventh Franchise Times Top 200+ Ranking

BOCA RATON, FL (10.03.2019) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has been named to the Franchise Times Top 200+ list for 2019. This marks the seventh year the company has been named as a top performing U.S.-based franchise brand.

“To receive this type of recognition again is gratifying, but honors like this wouldn’t be possible without the dedication and determination of every member of the Tint World organization,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “Our franchise owners and corporate staff are passionate and driven. They truly live the Tint World culture.”

The Franchise Times Top 200+ list is an annual ranking of the 500 largest franchise systems in the United States by global system-wide sales, based on the previous year’s performance. The project is the result of a five-month research and reporting effort each year that results in the most credible and objective franchise ranking available.

“We’ve had significant growth in the last year, and we’re poised to continue that upward climb,” Bonfiglio said. “We currently have 75 different locations in four different countries, with more stores set to open in late 2019. The business model we utilize is proven to be successful, and the same can be said for the support systems we have in place. There couldn’t be a better time to join the Tint World family,” said Bonfiglio.

Visit tintworld.com for more.