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LONG BEACH, CALIF., August 2nd, 2023 -- KENWOOD USA (, manufacturer of premier entertainment and information solutions for the automotive, marine, and motorsports aftermarket, is proud to announce its participation in the highly anticipated Sturgis Rally, held in South Dakota, August 4th- 13th. This marks a significant occasion for KENWOOD as they proudly showcase, sell, and install their state-of-the-art eXcelon Motorsports motorcycle audio products designed and engineered for Harley Davidson® motorcycles. Riding on the open roads has never been more fun than with KENWOOD's advanced eXcelon motorcycle audio systems.

Designed exclusively for the Harley Davidson family of motorcycles, these audio products guarantee an unbeatable experience for riders and passengers alike. Whether you crave heart-pounding bass or crystal-clear highs, eXcelon motorcycle audio products are engineered to deliver unparalleled performance even in the most challenging riding conditions.

“As part of our commitment to partnering with and supporting our authorized dealer network, we are delighted to announce our collaboration with Chris Hulin and his team at The Audio Edge (, based in Nederland, TX,” said John Lucas, KENWOOD VP of Sales. “Their expertise and passion for delivering top-notch audio solutions align perfectly with KENWOOD's commitment to excellence.”

The Audio Edge will join KENWOOD in its booth at 1601 Lazelle St in Sturgis to offer live product demonstrations, personalized advice, and professional installations for all eXcelon Motorsports motorcycle audio products as well as their motorsports action cam system. KENWOOD invites all motorcycle enthusiasts and audio aficionados attending the Sturgis Rally to visit its booth and experience the future of motorcycle audio firsthand. Its dedicated team, together with The Audio Edge, will be on-site to demonstrate the remarkable features and performance of its eXcelon Motorsports motorcycle audio products. Prepare to be amazed by the seamless integration, durability, and unmatched audio quality that KENWOOD brings to the riding experience.

For more information on KENWOOD’s eXcelon Motorsports motorcycle audio line, please visit its website here: 

JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation and is a leading developer of car entertainment products for the consumer market, two-way radio communications systems for public safety, private industry and amateur users, and video equipment for the broadcast and professional markets. For detailed information, call KENWOOD USA at 1-800-536- 9663 or visit us at,

©2023 JVCKENWOOD Corporation. All Rights Reserved. KENWOOD® and eXcelon® are registered trademarks of JVCKENWOOD Corporation. Harley-Davidson®, Electra Glide®, Road Glide®, Street Glide®, Ultra Classic®, Tri Glide®, CVO™, Screamin Eagle® and Tour-Pak® are trademarks or registered trademarks of Harley-Davidson, Inc. and/or its affiliates and if used or implied are for reference only. There is no affiliation between Harley-Davidson, Inc. and/or its affiliates and JVCKENWOOD Corporation and/or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Specifications subject to change without notice. 

April 26th, 2018 – DAYTONA BEACH Soundcrafters of Daytona Beach, Fla., now in its 40th year of business, has teamed up with its core dealer brands Kenwood, JL Audio, Metra and Arc Audio, to exhibit in the Daytona Exhibitor section of the Jeep Beach festivities at the Daytona Speedway April 27th and 28th, from 9 am to 5 pm.

The Soundcrafters 30- by 60-foot booth will feature four specially built vehicles focusing on numerous areas of mobile electronics, from a full custom Kenwood car audio system in a modified 2007 Jeep JK, a full lighting system from Heise on a 2015 JK, a full JL system in a 2016 JK and a full JL Audio powersports system in a 2018 Polaris Slingshot, all built by Soundcrafters.

There will be a number of show specials available for sale in the Soundcrafters booth, including a 300 watt amp, subwoofer and enclosure package for only $199.95. Another show special will be a set of 6.5-inch component speakers for only $99.95/pair.

Soundcrafters and JL Audio have also supported the Jeep Beach organizer’s “Margaritaville” Jeep with a full JL Audio system including the “Stealthbox” for the vehicle. Soundcrafters performed the installation in the system being displayed at every Jeep Beach event throughout the week.

Soundcrafters will also have a fully staffed installation facility on property at the Speedway for those who want to get their equipment installed right away.

“This is our first year with Jeep Beach and we’re very excited to offer local, full service facilities at the event,” said Moe Sabourin, General Manager at Soundcrafters. “Our goal is to give Jeep Beach attendees great value and installation, whatever their mobile electronics needs are. And we’re local, so consumers know we’re here to take care of them during and after the sale, with our 40 year reputation for quality service and installations.”

Kenwood and MAG Sales representative Bill Freeman said, “We’re excited to attend Jeep Beach to support our local Excelon dealer, Soundcrafters, in showcasing our new XR Excelon Reference Hi-Res products in the Soundcrafters Jeep!”

For more information, contact Soundcrafters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (386) 761-8800.

LONG BEACH, CALIF., February 18th, 2020KENWOOD USA announced its rep of the year awards for both individual sales reps, as well as sales rep firms for the East, Midwest, and Western territories at their recent annual sales rep meeting, held at their corporate office in Long Beach, Calif.  

Western Region Sales Rep of the Year: Ryan Christie, N&S Marketing

Midwest Region Sales Rep of the Year: Tim Hill, Pinnacle Sales

Eastern Region Sales Rep of the Year: Greg Wallace, Audio Video Representatives (AVR)

Ryan Christie represents N & S Marketing in the Pacific Northwest, and has been a part of the company for 12 years. “Ryan prides himself in putting his dealers first, making sure they are getting the best service regardless of how much volume they do,” stated Rob Sutton, KENWOOD Western Regional Sales Manager. “All of my dealers matter equally to me,” stated Christie. “Whenever there’s a need, it’s important to me to be able to respond or get an answer as quickly as possible. I’m truly humbled and honored to have received this award for the second consecutive year.”

As the independent owner/operator of Pinnacle Sales in Michigan since 2003, Tim Hill has actually been a KENWOOD sales rep since 1987. “I couldn’t be happier with Tim’s level of performance and   commitment to his dealers,” stated Mike Roberts, KENWOOD VP of Sales and Marketing. “He constantly strives to be of service whenever and in whatever fashion his dealers need. He really lives up to his standards of never saying no to them. They are truly lucky to have him.”

From Marietta, GA, Greg Wallace has been a part of distribution sales with AVR since 2006. In 2015, he was promoted to also handle direct accounts. “Greg’s candor is undeniable with his dealers,” stated Kelly McDaniel, KENWOOD Eastern Regional Sales Manager. “Through his remarkable organizational skills and ability to be efficient, he continuously strives to communicate with and provide the best in information and service to his dealers”.

Western Region Sales Rep Company of the Year: Oliver Marketing Norcal, Inc.

Midwest Region Sales Rep Company of the Year: River City Sales

Eastern Region Sales Rep Company of the Year: Audio Video Representatives (AVR)

Oliver Marketing NorCal, Inc. was founded in 1986 and consists of Bob Oliver (President), Dave Furness (VP), Dennis Medeiros (Sales), Paul Francia (Sales), and Peggy Harvey (Sales Support/Customer Service).

“Even when unpreventable troubles present themselves, the Oliver Marketing NorCal crew has managed to turn setbacks into triumphs,” said Rob Sutton. “They continuously outperform to ensure their dealers receive nothing but the best.”

River City Sales has been proudly representing KENWOOD from the St. Louis, MO area since 2004, with team member Brett Phelps serving as a KENWOOD rep since 2000. Their team consists of Gary Cooley (Owner), Brett Phelps (Sales), Ray Smith (Sales), and Lori Beyer (Inside Sales). “The River City Sales team is always working it, always communicating, always taking phone calls… the little things” stated Mike Roberts. “We provide weekly updates to our dealers to ensure they have accurate numbers, knowledge of rebates, etc., always finding ways to put money back in our dealers pockets,” stated Phelps. “Communicating with our dealers is crucial to us. If they are far away, we still try to at least talk to them as much as possible. Our rep company’s success is 100% based on their success.”

Commanding both of the Eastern region territory awards, AVR, owned by Joe and Teri Hanson, has served as both a KENWOOD distribution center and as sales representative firm for 18 years. In fact, Joe has even served as a KENWOOD rep personally since 1982. Their outside sales team consists of Brian Cargile and Greg Wallace, with Jacob Gromovsky and Christie Crook on the inside. “We try to give our customers excellent customer service and provide constant communication, always keeping them informed to ensure that they stay successful,” stated Joe. “AVR thinks outside of the box on ways to always be improving their level of service to their dealers,” stated Kelly McDaniel. “Their level of commitment to these efforts is one of the many reasons they earned the rep of year award for 2019.”

“When deciding on these awards, we look at several key criteria, including Territory Leadership, Maintaining a Strong Dealer Base, Being Solution Oriented, Having a Positive Attitude, and Driving Sales,” stated Mike Roberts. “Since all of our sales reps are incredible and exhibit these attributes, these awards are tough to nail down, and we are truly grateful for all that was accomplished in 2019”.

For more information on KENWOOD, visit http://

JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation and is a leading developer of car entertainment products for the consumer market, two-way radio communications systems for public safety, private industry and amateur users, and video equipment for the broadcast and professional markets. For detailed information, call KENWOOD USA at 1-800-536-9663 or visit us at, and

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