MB Quart’s Polaris Ranger Stage Kit Wins SEMA Global Media Award

LIBERTYVILLE, IL (11.12.2021) – MB Quart adds another award to their rich history of audio innovation with the 2021 SEMA Global Media Award. Showcased at the 2021 SEMA Show and ALL-NEW for 2021, the Polaris RANGER Stage Kits received top-tier recognition for their crisp and sharp audio while taking outdoor adventures to a whole new LOUD level of listening.

Powersport Regional Sales Manager John Driscoll receiving MB Quart’s award

Featuring compatible vehicle fitment, marine-grade protection/IPX-rating, and an included mount and harness, every MB Quart Polaris RANGER Stage Kit delivers easy installation so embarking on adventures can be obtained faster than ever. Polaris RANGER Stage Kits create an immersive listening experience heard from miles away couple with undistorted levels of listening – all within your Polaris RANGER vehicle (2018 and newer models).

The SEMA Global Media Award consists of a voting panel that reviewed nearly 3,000 new products featured at the 2021 SEMA Show. Each journalist selected ten products of most interest to their publications’ readers and likely to succeed commercially. The Global Media Award program is now in its 17th year, and it helps SEMA Show exhibitors identify business opportunities in emerging international marks while building connections that help expand their market reach.

Alden Stiefel, President of Maxxsonics USA, commented, “This award and honorable recognition was made only possible by the collaboration and dedicated teamwork from the numerous departments and teams across the entire company of Maxxsonics USA. Being awarded this recognition is a testament of every team member at Maxxsonics USA, and I am excited for what the future holds for us in 2022.”

The SEMA Global Media Awards Program recognizes the growth of automotive personalization and customization throughout the world. See complete line details of the ALL-NEW MB Quart Polaris RANGER Stage Kits on the MB Quart website at mbquart.com.

MB Quart Reference RA1 Amplifiers Unleash New Sound

LIBERTYVILLE, IL (10.20.2021) – MB Quart adds depth of new sound with the ALL-NEW Reference RA1 amplifier lineup. A perfect companion for Reference speakers and the ALL-NEW Reference RW1 subwoofers, this new line of compact amplifiers comes in a sleek, black finish while delivering top-quality sound.

When installation space is tight, Reference RA1 amplifiers create luxury for hearing more details in audio while remaining compact where you need space most. MB Quart engineers have gone above and beyond in delivering an amplifier line that signifies quality and innovation while bringing out the best sound from any genre of music.

Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product and Marketing, said, “With this ALL-NEW line of Reference RA1 amplifiers, we are proud to be launching such a superior class of quality in an amplifier line to go along perfectly with the Reference speaker line and our newly launched Reference RW1 subwoofers. Reference RA1 amplifiers deliver higher quality sound in every aspect of performance while bringing out more clarity and detail in any song.”

ABOUT THE REFERENCE RA1 AMPLIFIERS LINE

Every Reference RA1 amplifier projects deeper audio in new dimensions of listening with clear sound and immersive playback. Featuring top-mounted controls with several multi-channel and mono configurations – RA1 amplifiers give ultimate control, higher quality sound, and customization into every playlist jam session.

Reference RA1 amplifiers include Tiffany Style RCA inputs to the PC Board for additional protection and an electronic equalizer that tailors specific frequencies to speakers and subwoofers for cleaner details in sound.

FEATURES INCLUDE:
TOP-MOUNTED CONTROLS
Bass controls, crossover functions, gain adjustments, and more are conveniently located on top of every RA1 amplifier.
360° HEAT SINK DESIGN
PC Board is floating and designed with components in a 360° layout as this gives RA1 amplifiers best-in-class thermal stability.
TIFFANY STYLE RCA INPUTS
Tiffany Style RCA inputs to the PC Board add additional protection.
LOW NOISE PREAMPLIFIER CIRCUIT
Q-Stasis Preamplifier Stage: Maximum low voltage signal from source unit comes into amplifier circuit with minimal distortion for high-quality sound.
LED System Protection Circuitry Diagnostics
Monitor overload and speaker short protection with illuminated indicators on amplifier end panel.

Feel and embrace what music should sound like through Reference RA1 amplifiers. Make sure to contact your sales representative or customer service at 847-540-7700 immediately to secure your order.

See complete line details at mbquart.com.

MB Quart Grows Partnership with CFMOTO

LIBERTYVILLE, IL (10.12.2021) – MB Quart strengthens partnership with CFMOTO as the UFORCE600 launches with the MB Quart U6 audio system. Previously, MB Quart has worked with CFMOTO with the Universal Overhead System, and this ALL-NEW U6 audio system cements the growing relationship.

Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product and Marketing, said, “This growing partnership with CFMOTO represents a magnitude of future opportunities for more vehicle-specific kits. We are extremely proud and satisfied with the release of the ALL-NEW UFORCE600 showcasing audio that’s loud with the included 6.5-inch coaxial speakers and a high contrast 160-watt LCD source unit. Bringing audio with adventure on every outdoor journey is what sets Music. Defined. apart from the rest. With LIFE SHIELD/IPX-rated, you’ll be able to take on any element that the condition brings.”

Purposely engineered for the UFORCE600 (U6), this MB Quart U6 audio system fits MY21/22 U600 vehicles and includes a high contrast 160-watt LCD source unit, 6.5-inch coaxial speakers, high-impact HDPE composite enclosure, and LIFE SHIELD/IPX-rated.

Rest assured that for any adventure that demands rough conditions faced along the way, your audio will remain durable while lasting against the elements.

Bring Music. Defined. audio on every adventure with the ALL-NEW UFORCE600 and get ready to tackle any element along the way with audio that’s high quality and produces undistorted levels of listening in any song.

See complete line and vehicle details on the CFMOTO USA website at cfmotousa.com/accessories

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MB Quart Heads to Colorado for Overland Expo/Mountain West 2021

LOVELAND, CO (07.30.2021) – MB Quart is heading out to Loveland, Colorado for the Overland Expo/Mountain West 2021 event. The Overland Expo continues to be the premier Overlanding event series in the entire world and is shaping up to be a fun opportunity for MB Quart to showcase some of the newest product lines, including the ALL-NEW for 2021 Jeep Tuned Audio Kits.

Taking place over the span of three days from August 27th through the 29th, the Overland Expo/Mountain West 2021 begins on Friday at 9:00 a.m. (GMT) and runs through 3:00 p.m. (GMT) on Sunday. All of the action takes place at “The Ranch,” at 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, Colorado 80538. 250+ exhibitors specializing in overland, outdoor, adventure travel, and motorcycle gear and equipment will be present exhibiting, inspiring others, and showcasing knowledge over the three days.

MB Quart is continually investing in the Overland category and events as they have proven to result in crucial success for demonstrating and showcasing products as the turnout and traffic of consumers have shown incredible interest and returning profit.

Building on the excitement of returning to Overland Expo/Mountain West 2021, Rob Anderson, Marketing & Creative Director, said, “The team at MB Quart and Maxxsonics USA are going all-in on Off-road and Overlanding. We see significant growth and potential in this segment and are very excited to be investing and a part of this industry.The team personally loves the Overlanding lifestyle as we want to bring the audio lifestyle to every adventure.”

MB Quart will be exhibiting at the event, featuring the ALL-NEW lineup of Jeep Tuned Audio Kits. Unleashing exploration with a concert right in your Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT vehicle, Jeep Tuned Audio Kits bring concert levels of LOUD while remaining completely undistorted on every adventure.

Every purposely engineered Jeep Tuned Audio Kit is a direct replacement for all OEM speakers and features Plug & Play OEM fitment. With 11 different audio kits to choose from, including a Stage 6, 6 speaker, 800-watt stereo speaker upgrade kit that integrates with the OEM source unit, exclusively for the Gladiator JT there is an add-on subwoofer kit that includes 2, 8-inch subwoofers and a 400-watt mono amplifier. The subwoofer enclosure is under the rear passenger seats and will truly make it feel like the concert is happening right there in the back seat.

For a breakdown on what Jeep Tuned Audio Kit is perfect for your vehicle installation, head over to the MB Quart website at mbquart.com/shop/products/mobile/mobile-vehicle-kits

Hear and see all of the newest products from MB Quart at Overland Expo/Mountain West 2021. See complete event details at overlandexpo.com/mtn-west

New MB Quart Source Unit Offers Single Color Display

LIBERTYVILLE, IL (01.20.2021) – NEW GMR-LCD source unit offers an LCD screen that features AM / FM / Bluetooth, USB, in an all-in-one mobile entertainment controller. For Powersports, RV, and Marine, easily connect smartphones, portable media devices, and streaming services with USB Control.

Sam Dattalo, Vice President of Sales stated, “The new GMR-LCD source unit includes many of the same features that are already found in the popular GMR-LED source unit, but now with a single-color display for a more competitive price point.”

The GMR-LCD source unit features an easy and intuitive control of navigation with master control and menu selection, and maximum connectivity is obtained by connecting external amplifiers for speakers and subwoofers with 4 channels of connectivity. With LIFE SHIELD, the GMR-LCD is Marine-certified up to IPX67 with waterproof buttons.  

FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • LIFE SHIELD
    Built to handle the outdoors and designed and tested against the elements with being waterproof, dustproof, snowproof, or shockproof
  • APPLE CONTROL
    Quick control and access of music collection with iPhone and iPad
  • SOURCE TYPE
    AM/FM/Bluetooth enabled gauge mount radio allows all access to radio stations and content from Bluetooth enabled devices
  • INPUT TYPES
    Bluetooth, RCA, USB
  • CONTROL BUTTONS
    Unit is adjusted by master knob and menu selection
  • BLUETOOTH CONNECT
    Bluetooth Connect allows your phone or other Bluetooth enabled devices to be quickly paired to the controller
  • SECURE SIMPLE PAIRING
    Quick and secure wireless connection between your Bluetooth enabled device
  • QUICK PAIR
    When the unit powers on, it immediately connects to the last device connected

 MB Quart GMR-LCD source units are in stock and shipping this week. Contact your sales representative or customer service at 847-540-7700 to secure your order. 

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Universal Overhead Systems Bring High-Performance Audio

LIBERTYVILLE, IL (11.12.2020) – NEW Universal Overhead Systems from MB Quart promise high-quality sound that’s clean and places you in the center of your own concert. With 3 models to choose from including a 33.5”, 41”, and 46”, you can find the perfect size that will fit your vehicle’s needs. With these systems being universal, they can mount in any UTV vehicle with multiple cage styles while featuring easy installation.

Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product and Marketing said, “It’s no secret that powersports have become a big part of MB Quart’s business, but we’ve really needed a good practical cage-mounted universal product solution for UTV. These new Universal Overhead Soundbars represent a huge step for us.”

ABOUT THE UNIVERSAL OVERHEAD SYSTEMS

Included in every model is a 160-watt, GMR-LCD source unit to promise higher sound quality and complete control of your music. With AM/FM, Bluetooth, Apple iPod/iPhone control all within a built-in 5-band equalizer, the GMR-LCD promises many options for your audio coupled with big power. High-impact HDPE composite enclosure takes up minimal space and integrated touch-controlled dome light provides necessary light inside your UTV.

FEATURES INCLUDE:

Purposely Engineered UTV Tuned Audio
Universal fitment overhead UTV audio system

Mounting System for Multiple Cage Styles
4 mounting brackets including round bar and profile tube ROPS
High Contrast 160-Watt LCD Source Unit
AM/FM, Bluetooth, Apple iPod/iPhone control, built-in 5-band equalizer
4 6.5-inch Coaxial Speakers
Composite construction midrange for deep and accurate midbass and 0.75- inch titanium dome tweeters create crystal-clear high frequencies
High-Impact HDPE Composite Enclosure Ultra-compact design takes up minimal space
Integrated Touch Controlled Dome Light
LED dome light provides necessary light inside your UTV
LIFE SHIELD IPX Rated
Fully protected against the elements

“We’re going to launch with 3 different sizes to cover just about every UTV on the trail today. The design features precision-molded HDPE enclosure with a uniform texture that will fit into any UTV along with mounting brackets that will allow for installation on just about any UTV on the road. Each one is equipped with an Autotek off-road capacitive touch dome light, MaxxLink PSAP-2USB input, 4 shallow-mount coaxial speakers, and our new GMR-LCD source unit. It truly is a complete solution but if you want more, the system features a 4-channel, 4-volt pre-amp output to add more amplifiers and speakers,” concluded Sherman.

Designed for your audio, innovation pushed to the limit, MB Quart engineers have worked on bringing out every detail in your music for a rich listening experience. High-performance. Clear sound. Universal Overhead Systems for any UTV vehicle.

Please make sure to contact your sales representative, or customer service at 847-540-7700 immediately to secure your order.

See full line details on the MB Quart website at mbquart.com

MB Quart Announces Nautic Premium Tower Speaker

The NPT1-120 is also a waterproof, marine certified, 8-inch coaxial wake tower speaker for the boat. Also sold in pairs with 3 color grill options, Nautic Premium wake tower speakers will make the boat concert heard miles away.

FEATURES & BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • SURROUND/CONE COUPLING
  • Co-Molded Santoprene Surrounds: The cone and surround are coupled in such a way to maximize bass frequency power
  • ENCLOSURE
  • Composite (UV resistant ASA + Fiberglass) cast enclosure provides strength and improved bass response
  • FRAME
  • Frames are incredibly strong and lightweight, but most important for the music they are inert (meaning they have no resonance frequency)
  • MOTOR
  • High-Energy N38H Neodymium Motors: Neodymium magnet is the strongest magnet that can be used while remaining very lightweight
  • CONNECTORS
  • Real 10 karat, gold-plated, water-resistant connectors provide protection against rust and corrosion

Click here to learn more about all of the details on the NPT1-120.

It’s time to take in all the bass from a subwoofer that thrives on the water.

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New MB Quart Marine Speakers Let All Hear Everything on the Water

The NP1-116 is a waterproof, marine certified, 6.5-inch coaxial speaker for your boat, RV, and off-road vehicle audio installations. Sold in pairs with 3 color grill options, this personalized finish comes in a hardened composite with their color inspired by the black sand beaches of Kaimu Hawaii.

FEATURES & BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • MARINE-GRADE PROTECTION/IPX RATING
  • LIFE SHIELD: Protected for water and dirt, UV protected against sun fade, 72 Hour UVA Burn-In Certified, and IPX68 rated
  • TWEETERS
  • 1-inch titanium dome tweeter utilizes waterproof coated silk surround
  • CONE MATERIAL
  • Injection Molded Composite Polypropylene Cone: Delivers impactful bass with minimal cone flex which can cause distortion
  • GASKET
  • Molded polymer sealing gaskets are utilized to keep the speaker isolated from the mounting surface and improve protection from water intrusion
  • COOLING SYSTEM
  • Front and rear venting allows air passage through the spider and backplate to exchange air over the voice coil

Click here to learn more about the NP1-116 from the MB Quart website and get ready to hear all of your audio on the water.

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MB QUART Shipping Reference Series Speakers

LAS VEGAS, NV (12.16.2019) – MB Quart’s new Reference Series speakers just had the most successful new speaker launch in 10 years at SEMA. This new MB Quart series offering limited distribution with a full MAP policy across both Reference and Premium lines of speakers assure successful profitability.

*Showing at the Westgate, Suite 360, during CES

Included in the new line is a 200 Watt, 2-Way component system, the RS1-216. This system includes 6.5” Reference, 2-Way component speakers, with .75” Titanium Widesphere technology tweeters, with lightweight craft pulp paper with bamboo fiber cones, and high-end external crossover. The Reference speakers are engineered across all models with the same shared technology as the RS1-216.

Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product & Marketing for Maxxsonics USA said, “The Reference Series represents a huge evolution for MB Quart. By using world class materials, we hope to bridge the gap between ultra-high-end and entry-level products with an extremely high value speaker line with outstanding sound quality characteristics.”

FEATURES ACROSS THE LINE INCLUDE:

Titanium Dome Tweeters:
0.75” Titanium dome tweeters for musical reproduction of high frequencies

WideSphere Technology:
Unique tweeter off-axis dispersion design creates a larger-than-life soundstage

Curvilinear Cone:
Lightweight craft pulp with bamboo fiber cone for strength and superior bass frequency reproduction

Low Resonant Frame:
Aerospace grade PA66 composite with 30% glass fiber speaker frame to assure that no harmonic distortions affect the tone of the speaker

Audiophile Crossover
The crossover network, which guides the frequencies to each driver, is designed with tight tolerance components for superb sound quality
“The goal is to provide our loyal customers with outstanding performance and increased applications without breaking the bank,” concluded Sherman.

PRICING AND MODELS AVAILABLE:

*Pricing, specifications and performance subject to improvement without notice

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MB Quart Shipping Premium Series Speakers

LAS VEGAS, NV (12.13.2019) – Coming off the most successful new speaker launch in 10 years at SEMA, MB Quart is showcasing the new, top of the line, Premium Series speakers at CES. This new MB Quart series offering limited distribution with a full MAP policy across both Premium and Reference lines of speakers assure successful profitability.

MB Quart is showing at the Westgate, Suite 360, during CES.

Included in the new line is a reintroduction of a classic MB Quart configuration that we have not offered for several years, the PS1-316 400 Watt, 3-Way component system. This Premium audiophile system is a 3-Way component package complete with a pair of newly designed 1” Magnesium dome Widesphere technology tweeters that deliver exceptional musical reproduction of high frequencies (with a large sweet spot or off-axis listening area) plus two pairs of mid-range and mid-bass drivers.

The larger drivers start with a pair of 4” mid-range speakers (to handle higher midrange tones) and a pair of 6.5” mid-bass drivers for drums and high sub frequencies. These drivers utilize the curvilinear cone shape that MB Quart made famous and are constructed from a lightweight aerated pop paper with Mica blend. The mids and mid-bass speakers are housed in an innovative frame which is engineered with PA66 composite with 30% glass fiber added. This material renders the frame inert, eliminating harmonic distortion from vibration.

The entire package is controlled by an external three-way crossover network that will be appreciated by any audiophile for its ability to guide the proper frequencies from the amplifier into the appropriate drivers without coloring the sound. This is accomplished through the use of high tolerance, private label parts. Every model in the Premium line is engineered with the same meticulous care that we put into the PS1-316.
Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product & Marketing for Maxxsonics USA said, “At MB Quart, we put sound quality above everything else and our new Premium Series speakers are just the latest example of this approach. The use of exotic materials, like lightweight aerated pop paper cones with Mica blend and real magnesium tweeter domes, is yet another big step in performance for the MB Quart brand.”

FEATURES ACROSS THE LINE INCLUDE:

Magnesium Dome Tweeters:
1” Magnesium dome tweeter for musical reproduction of high frequencies

WideSphere Technology:
Tunable waveguide tweeter housing with removable phase lens to create a larger-than-life soundstage

Curvilinear Cone:
Lightweight aerated pop paper cone with Mica blend for strength and superior bass frequency reproduction

Low Resonant Frame
Aerospace grade PA66 composite with 30% glass fiber speaker frame to assure that no harmonic distortions affect the tone of the speaker

Audiophile Crossover
The crossover network, which guides the frequencies to each driver, is designed with tight tolerance components for superb sound quality

“These are some of the best sounding speakers MB Quart has ever offered. We’re excited to offer these speakers in new sizes and configurations in an effort to make life easier for installers,” concluded Sherman.

PRICING AND MODELS AVAILABLE:

*Pricing, specifications and performance subject to improvement without notice

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