Sony Exhibiting and Training at KnowledgeFest in Indianapolis

The Sony Car Audio team will be exhibiting and training at KnowledgeFest from October 8-10 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

The team will have their new 2021 Toyota CH-R Sony mobile ES demo car in booth #402, giving live demos. Products will be displayed in their new mobile ES display and retailers will have the ability to interact with team members to learn about mobile ES products and how Sony supports the independent specialist retailer.

“We’re excited about getting in front of our retailers at an event like this, as it gives us the ability to really show off the products and provide great education about our line and support,” said Kris Bulla, Sony National Product Trainer. “Our team is ready to get back to a normal pace of in-person activity and events.”

Sony will be hosting four trainings at the event:

  • Friday – 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM – Sony mobile ES Training
  • Saturday – 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM – Sony New Products and Retailer Support
  • Saturday – 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Sony mobile ES Training
  • Sunday – 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM – Sony mobile ES Training

For questions about training, events, or products, retailers can reach the Sony team via the Sony Tech Line at 855-SONY-12V.

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Sony Car Audio Announces New Account Manager Jacob Gromovsky

The Sony Car Audio team has recently filled one of its two Account Manager positions with Jacob Gromovsky. Jacob is based in Atlanta, GA, covering the Eastern region.

Jacob’s experience as a sales representative managing accounts and understanding the distribution model will help him in this new role. In addition, building relationships and collaborating with customers is second nature to him from his twenty years of experience in the industry.

Jacob Gromovsky

“Jacob represents what our accounts need in our Eastern territory,” stated Anthony Tozzi, Distribution Sales Manager. “His knowledge and ability to help our distributor accounts and retailers will give our small team a much-needed resource out in the field. We are looking forward to finding someone on the West Coast with similar traits as we look to fill that position as well.”

“Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. Those were Vince Lombardi’s words, and I am looking forward to my commitment making a positive impact on this team,” says Jacob.

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To read the job description or fill out an application for the remaining Account Manager position, visit this link.

Mobile Solutions Speaker Templates for Sony Mobile ES Line

TEMPE, AZ (06.24.2021) – Mobile Solutions announces the release of ST-SONY-KIT, a time-saving eight piece speaker template set designed and engineered specifically for the new Sony Mobile ES speaker line. Manufactured from durable black plastic and etched with the individual product IDs, each of the speakers in the Mobile ES lineup has two supporting templates; a baseplate template for the mounting surface/opening and a flush template for the speaker grille diameter to accommodate flush or recessed custom mounting. Sony Car Audio Distribution Sales Manager Anthony Tozzi commented “We are excited to be launching the new Sony Mobile ES speakers, and these templates ensure the best possibility for ease and accuracy of installation. Mobile Solutions creates great products, and these custom install templates for the four common speaker sizes in the current Sony Mobile ES lineup will help make the technician’s fabrication tasks easier for custom installations.”

“We engineered these templates to make installations of Sony Mobile ES speakers faster and more effective than having the technician create their own templating system” explains Bryan Schmitt, founder and CEO at Mobile Solutions. These days speed and efficiency are an important element in installation bays so that labor dollars and product performance is maximized. Certain innovations in the Sony Mobile ES speakers, such as the Separated Notch Edge Surround on the subwoofer and component 6.5” mean that optimal mounting surfaces using the baseplate template as a starting point are critical to allow the speaker’s optimal performance envelope. With the second precisely sized flush template, installation of grilles – either those included or if custom fabricated – is an easy way to protect the speaker and facilitate a more integrated appearance. “At the $99.99 price point, a retailer can easily make their investment on the templates back on the first component set or subwoofer install and feel confident the performance will not be negatively affected by the mounting arrangement” continued Schmitt.

Although made for the XS-162ES woofer in the 2-way component set, the template will also accommodate the Sony Mobile ES XS-160ES 2-way coaxial speaker. The XS-680ES is a 6×8” 2-way coaxial that is intended for factory locations, thereby not requiring a custom mounting template solution. “The folks at Sony Car Audio have been great to work with on this project and it’s exciting to see a manufacturer’s team go the extra step to help their retailers have the tools to be more efficient and accurate in their custom installation efforts. We think this is a great way to compliment the launch of this premium speaker line” commented Bryan Schmitt.

Sony Car Audio’s National Product Trainer, Kris Bulla, added “We are excited to get back to in-person trainings and will be reminding technicians of these custom templates as we go through the design and detail of the speakers themselves during Sony Mobile ES product training throughout the country and at events like KnowledgeFest.” Bulla and fellow Sony Car Audio Tech Team members are scheduled to train thousands of installation technicians, sales professionals and retail car audio business owners this year.

ST-SONY-KIT Features:

  • Manufactured from durable 1/4″ black plastic
  • Eight (8) piece total, two (2) templates per speaker size
  • Etched with precision alignment lines and product identification
  • Pre-positioned speaker mounting holes for accuracy and proper grille orientation
  • Made in Arizona USA!
  • Cost = $99.99


  • XS-W104ES 10” – Mounting Template and Flush Template
  • XS-690ES 6”x9” – Mounting Template and Flush Template
  • XS-162ES 6.5” – Mounting Template and Flush Template (also works with XS-160ES coaxial)
  • XS-162ES Tweeter – Mounting Template and Flush Template

The complete ST-SONY-KIT eight piece template set is offered at the introductory price of $99.99 and available now from Mobile Solutions.

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