PowerBass’ New GM Direct Fit Coaxial’s in Stock Now

ONTARIO, CA (08.05.2021) – Making any stock factory sound system sound fantastic is now a simple task with our OEM drop in replacement speakers for many Nissan and Infinity cars, trucks and SUV’s.

PowerBass OEM coaxials feature an Injection molded PP cone with a 1” silk dome tweeter, to deliver the music experience you have always wanted from your factory sound system.

The PowerBass OE-GM series 6.5″ coaxial features dual input terminal options made to work perfectly with early or late model Gm vehicles taking the worry out of which model fits your specific vehicle year.

With the PowerBass OE Series there is no need to drill holes, or cut wires thanks to our simple plug and play design that matches the factory bolt locations and plug styles for one of the fastest upgrades ever.

Upgraded OEM Replacement Co-Axial Speakers
OE652-GM – 60 Watts RMS/120 Watts Max
OE692-GM – 80 Watts RMS/160 Watts Max
Injection Molded PP Cone
Nylon OEM Speaker Adapter
1” Silk Dome Tweeter
OE652-GM – 20 oz. Magnet
OE692-GM – 35 oz. Magnet
Factory Plug and Play Wiring
OE652-GM dual input plugs
4-ohm System Impedance

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PowerBass Trips to the SEMA Garage Are Very Productive

DIAMOND BAR, CA (05.19.2021) – “It’s always a great day when we can spend time at the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar. Their location is fairly close to the PowerBass HQ in Ontario so we make the trip frequently to get hands on with new and upcoming vehicles before they hit the market. It’s a great perk for being a SEMA Manufacturer Member. The time Dave Myers and I just spent at the SEMA Garage was very productive,” Erik Harbour, PowerBass VP of Product Development & Global Marketing stated.

During sessions at the SEMA Garage PowerBass staff has an opportunity to work with site engineers and employees of OEM’s like Nissan, Ford, Toyota, GM and More.

“Time spent at the SEMA Garage was very productive as we were working to bring the PowerBass OE Direct Fit Speakers to market,” Harbour added.

“Access to the SEMA Garage was very helpful as we developed the PowerBass Direct Fit replacement speakers like the OE652-GM 6 coaxial speakers,” Harbour stated.

Each year SEMA members introduce thousands of cutting-edge tools and accessories designed to add enjoyment to vehicle ownership. While some have universal fitments, many have model-specific applications that require significantly more research and development.

The SEMA Garage gives SEMA member businesses access to the special high-tech tools and equipment they need to get their products-whether a $10. set of wiper blades or a $10,000 engine modification-off the drawing board and into customer hands. It is the only known facility of its kind in the United States.

Covering 15,000 square feet and filled with nearly $2 million of equipment, the SEMA Garage includes all the tools specialty product developers could hope for and then some, including two vehicle lifts, a portable coordinate measuring machine (CMM) for 3D scanning, a 3D printer for fast prototyping, digital race car scales for the most precise vehicle weight and measurements, a dynamometer for precise emissions measurements and  more.

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New PowerBass MC-200 Digital Media Receiver in Stock Now

ONTARIO, CA (04.01.2021) – Take control of your sound while enjoying the summer on the water or riding the trails with our new MC-200 Digital Media Receiver.

The MC-200 provides you with a user-friendly interface and custom built GUI for easy operation that is designed to withstand the rugged off-road environment from bashing down the trails to enjoying a day out on the dunes.

Connection to your music library is simple with the built in Bluetooth mode, AUX or USB input and for users that want to hear their favorite AM / FM Station use the built in tuner that also keeps you safe with preset Weather Band stations.

Built to Marine Grade specs the sealed face panel and 3” color TFT screen give you a flowing menu page that easily allows you to control not only your music but also the sound with preset equalization, High Pass & Low Pass Crossover, tone control, and 3-Zone output with independent volume control. Power your XL-POD’s or other speakers with the built in Class D Amplifier providing 50W x 4 RMS @ 2ohm and 100W x 4 MAX output to keep the tunes rocking!

Backing your UTV up is made even easier with the MC-200’s video input for use with most any back up camera systems.

With PowerBass Extreme Marine and Powersports products the sound track for your adventures comes alive!

  • Bluetooth, Aux & USB Inputs
  • AM/FM & Weather Band
  • RDS Compatible
  • iPhone certified to display album artwork and information
  • Three Zone RCA Output + Dedicated Subwoofer Output
  • User Adjustable Equalizer with Style Presets
  • Built-in Subwoofer Crossover
  • Built-in High Pass Crossover user selectable per zone
  • 3″ Full Color TFT Screen
  • 50W RMS x 4 @ 2Ω / 25W RMS x 4 @ 4Ω
  • Built-in Class D Amplifier
  • Video input for use with back up camera (camera not included)
  • Marine Rated Water Tight Face
  • Works with most aftermarket dash kits for “square” mounting
  • Software updatable by USB for continual future upgrades

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BB Distribution Earned PowerBass Outstanding Sales Achievement Award

ONTARIO, CA (03.23.2021) – PowerBass presented BB Distribution with an Outside Sales Achievement Award, for reaching outstanding goals for 2020.

Pictured (L to R) Geoff Theoret, Alvin Dixon, Justin Bond, Dave Berry and Jaren Hjelmeland. Dixon and Berry are the owners of the company.

“We are excited to see how much growth is going on in Canada with our partner BB Distribution, otherwise known as PowerBass Canada. We look forward to a strong 2021 and thank everyone for their support of PowerBass in Canada. Working with the BB Staff is great as the guys get audio and enjoy selling it and talking about it with all of their customers. They put the customer first and go over and above to satisfy their needs on the retail floor. This has enabled BB to grow the brand by leaps and bounds!” Erik Harbour, PowerBass VP of Product Development & Global Marketing stated.

BB Distribution participated in the CMA Industry Week, a virtual platform that showcased the PowerBass brand to dealers across Canada.

BB Distribution has locations in Edmonton Alberta and Oak Valley Ontario.

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PowerBass XL-50 Series V2 Soundbars Are Ready to Rock

ONTARIO, CA (03.19.2020) – PowerBass USA is excited to finally unveil its newest and most anticipated product of 2021 with the new XL-50 SERIES V2 Soundbars. The Evolution Of Award Winning Soundbar Technology Is Here!

Slated to hit retail sales floors on Monday March, 22nd 2021 the newest offering in the PowerBass Sounbar line up the XL-650 will be available globally. Powerbass will be launching this new product alongside an Instagram Exclusive Early Access Sale to consumers allowing followers of @powerbassusa the first shot to secure their XL-650 directly within the Instagram platform.

The XL and XL-50 Series Soundbars were developed for the growing power sports market including UTV and Marine applications where electronics must withstand harsh environments and are perfect for the off-road world. From UTV’s to Jeeps, sand rails, dune buggies, boats, and Rv’s the XL Series Soundbar is a great way to enjoy your favorite music when you are on the trails bashing in the mud or sand, through the creeks and across the lake or even down the road letting the wind blow in your hair!
The XL Series Soundbar circuit board has been conformal coated with a layer of transparent material that protects the parts against moisture, dust, and temperature extremes.

PowerBass XL-50 Series V2 Soundbars will be available in in three different models starting March 22nd with the XL-650 6 speaker 250W system and followed by the XL-850 8 speaker 300W system and XL-1250 12 speaker 500W system which will have on sale dates listed in the very near future.

The NEW XL-50 Series V2 soundbars are the evolution of soundbar technology with advancements made in power and performance delivering the fullest sound possible in a self-contained system for use in the hard off-road environment. Feel the bass as all new XL-50 Series Soundbars are equipped with 4″ marine grade poly cone subwoofers the only of its kind! Connecting additional equipment is simple with our newly redesigned full range 3V max RCA Aux Output, you can now send signal directly to additional amplifiers to run subwoofers and pod speakers to give you even more sound when out on the trails.

Installation is quick and easy, connecting 3 wires, Power and Ground and a switched 12V input allowing your soundbar to be turned on and off by ignition or a rocker switch and the XL Series Soundbar comes equipped with built in Bluetooth as well as a RCA Aux input for incorporating it into your existing source unit or easily linking multiple soundbars together.

For more information visit www.powerbassusa.com or head over to your local authorized PowerBass Retailer.

America’s Oldest KENWOOD Dealer Celebrates 50 Years in Business

LONG BEACH, CA (02.19.2021) – KENWOOD is pleased to announce that its oldest dealer in America is turning 50! Duke’s Car Stereo proudly represents KENWOOD as its top selling brand, along with many other excellent 12-volt brands, with locations throughout the mid-Michigan area, covering Flint, Saginaw, and Bay City.

Originally named Duke’s Tape Shack in 1970 by its founder Duke Evans, the company has grown from a 2-bay gas station selling 8-track tapes to a 4-store operation. During the last 50 years Duke’s has become a reputable name throughout the mobile electronics industry, winning many awards along the way. 

Over the years, Duke’s has gone through changes in staff and management. Now in its 50th year of service, Evan’s vision continues with a new generation of leadership. Mark Cormier, the current owner/operator, was hired by Evans personally in 1977. Cormier recalls Evan’s leadership and guidance in overcoming challenges and adapting to grow the business while catering to their local markets. Along with former partners Jim Crary and Dave Barclay, both of whom are enjoying their retirements, Duke’s has grown into the successful business it is today.

Currently selling a full line of KENWOOD and KENWOOD eXcelon products, Duke’s specializes in the mobile electronics business providing installations ranging from basic speaker replacement to high-end systems in automobiles, boats, motorcycles and ATVs, etc. Along with car audio, Duke’s carries complete lines of remote starters, driver safety systems, window tint, and a wide variety of other 12-volt products.

Cormier attributes their long-term success to their employees, some who have been with the company for over 40 years! They have teamed up to build the KENWOOD name in the Mid-Michigan area while selling every model KENWOOD has ever produced. Navigating the Covid-19 pandemic, Duke’s has again proven to adjust and adapt in order to continue providing their customers with high levels of service.

As their previous independent KENWOOD Sales Representative, Tim Hill (current Midwest Sales Manager for KENWOOD) stated, “The biggest thing that Duke’s has done over the years is to offer great value and exceptional customer service. Everyone leaves happy.” 

Visit www.dukescarstereo.com and www.kenwood.com/usa for more.

PowerBass Shipping New OE-400 4″ Mid-Range BOSE Drop in Replacement

ONTARIO, CA (09.04.2020) – PowerBass noticed a lack of a good replacement option for one of the most troublesome speakers for installers and DIY’ers to effectively replace without removing entire enclosures or using oversized or mis matched impedance speakers.

No highs no lows? Then look no further than our OE-400 BOSE replacement speaker to wake up the audio in your late model vehicle or simply replace one that has worn from ages of use.

Click here to visit the OE-400 product page.

To stand the test of time but also maintain the best possible sound, they utilized a treated pressed paper cone, with a nylon accordion style surround. This keeps the sonic nuances similar for the application while utilizing a stronger motor structure and fine tuning of the OE-400 also brings out more of the sound you have been missing from your late model OEM system.

Utilizing a 2-OHM voice coil the OE Series is engineered to work in some late model and most modern vehicles where a lower OHM rating is required. This lower impedance will make more efficient use of your OEM amplifier’s power with a perfect match.

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PowerBass Releases New Universal Hideaway Bluetooth Receiver

ONTARIO, CA (09.03.2020) – Adding your favorite MP3 player to your system couldn’t be easier with the XL-BTR1 Universal Hideaway Bluetooth Receiver.

Designed to tuck away behind a panel the XL-BTR1 is a direct connect device to our XL Series Amplifiers using the 3.5mm AUX OUTPUT that can plug directly into the amplifiers 3.5mm input.

The XL-BTR1 is easy to install and integrate to your amplified aftermarket sound system giving you a wireless source and the ability to control it without ever picking up your MP3 player for vehicle safety. They are also water resistant for use on motorcycles, boats or off-road vehicles without worry in extreme conditions.

Click here to visit the XL-BTR1 product page.

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PowerBass Releases New XL-BTRS Universal Bluetooth Rocker Switch

ONTARIO, CA (08.31.2020) – Adding your favorite MP3 player to your UTV couldn’t be easier with the XL-BTRS Universal Bluetooth Rocker Switch Controller . It features simple to 6 button design that will give you control over your Bluetooth device with volume, track and input control.

The XL-BTRS is easy to install and integrate to your amplified aftermarket sound system giving you a wireless source and the ability to control it without ever picking up your MP3 player for vehicle safety.

These are also water resistant and mount directly into any standard rocker switch opening.

Features:

  • 30′ Bluetooth Range
  • RCA Audio Output
  • AUX Input
  • 6 Button illuminated
  • Power, Track Up/Down & Volume Up/Down, AUX Buttons
  • 12V Remote Amplifier Turn On/Off Lead
  • Detente buttons for easy use with gloves
  • Water resistant cables and connectors
  • Flush Mount Rocker Switch Standard Size

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PowerBass Steps Up to Help 12V Retailers and Installers Make a Difference

ONTARIO, CA (04.29.2020) – PowerBass recently entered the safer at home order as put in place by the California State and local government in an effort to keep our employees safe during this trying time in our world. During this time we began reaching out to our customers and checking in on thing across the country and we began to see many retailers and installers banding together to make shields for the essential healthcare workers to protect themselves on the front line when dealing with sick patients and the general public. This great initiative was started from the lack of supplies seen by this great group of people and began with nothing but an idea, the money in their own pockets, and the strong desire to help our nation. 

PowerBass wanted to do its part to help these great men and women on their journey as we learned of their plans to ramp up to large scale production the need for more materials was very apparent so we decided as a company that is was our duty to in turn step up to help our friends and partners in business achieve their goals. Early on in the progress we reached out to our friend Gary Bell and offered our assistance by means of a donation to help him and others that have joined in the group for producing these much needed face shields, a bit of help to gather the needed materials for production.

Gary Bell of Define Concepts stated “Erik reached out to see how PowerBass could be most effective in helping the 12v community. The timing was perfect as we were sourcing more material to help shops across the country. Many were having trouble sourcing the PETG material need for the face shield lenses. PowerBass’s donation was able to provide the material for over 650 lenses. These lenses covered important front-line faces across the country.”

We are extremely proud of the efforts of all evolved in this valiant project to help those healthcare workers remain safe while protecting our families and friends across the country and we know they have made a positive impact on the world from their efforts. 

Erik Harbour of PowerBass stated “PowerBass wanted to show its support by helping this great group of not only 12V retailers and installers but also people we are happy to call friends. We feel this program is a great thing and has already helped so many medical and other professionals in need during this strange time in our world and we are looking forward to seeing how many more they can help along this journey. The efforts of these great men and women truly show how we can all come together to overcome obstacles that we are all facing together and by supporting and lifting each other up, this is how we as a nation will endure. We wish them and the world all the best and hope everyone around the globe remains safe and healthy during this tough time.”

For more information on how you or your company can contribute please contact Gary Bell at FreeFaceShieldsSoCal@gmail.com