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NEW for 2020, Autotek off-road ATO Round LED Lights deliver huge lumen brightness.

Libertyville, Ill. – Expanding upon the horizon of Powered Forward sound, new offroad ATO Round LED Lights promise to light up every narrow mountain trail, large sand dune, and everything in between with brightness where you need it the most. With 3 sizes to choose from including a 5-inch, 7-inch, and 9-inch ATO round LED light size, all of these lights feature off-road durability, and include a black cast aluminum alloy body. Delivering huge lumen brightness, ranging from 3,600 (each 5-inch round LED driving light) to 8,000 (each 9-inch round LED driving light), you’ll be able to take in every corner and peak of darkness when the sun goes down.

Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product and Marketing said, “Maxxsonics has been indirectly involved in the lighting business for years as one of the first companies in the mobile electronics space to use accent lighting on speakers and amplifiers. More recently Maxxsonics has been building high-end lighting for several of our customers in the off-road and powersports markets.”

Perfect for your next overland adventure or just blasting through the trails on your UTV, these lights will bring a dimension of exploration to your journey that will only enhance your Powered Forward lifestyle.

FEATURES INCLUDE:

• IPX67 rating

• Mounting hardware included

• DIY wiring included

• Plug & Play harness optional (ATODHV1)

“The products we’re bringing to consumers under the Autotek off-road brand are designs that have been years in the making. The new ATO Round LED Lights represent a high-value and high-performance alternative to competing products and feature best in class specs for useable voltage range, current draw, and output efficiency,” said Sherman.

Take on an adventure wherever it calls and embark with brighter lumens to display the journey ahead with ATO Round LED Lights. 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 Autotek website at https://autotekcaraudio.com/.

Autotek joined the Maxxsonics family in 2004 and during its 30 plus years as a leader in mobile audio systems, Autotek has become one of the most respected brand names in the entire audio business. With unique amplifier designs, innovative multiaxial component speakers, and BASS-TEK cone texturing subwoofers, Autotek defines stylish products with superior audio quality. Delivering immersive musical bass with crystal clarity, car audio is Powered Forward to new standards of expectations. We love our music and our cars, and we have a passion for showing them off. The Autotek brand is owned by Maxxsonics USA, based near Chicago, IL. For additional information, go to the brand website at https://autotekcaraudio.com/about. 

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the mobile, marine, and powersports audio industries and specializes in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories that are branded Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally, Maxxsonics is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki off-road vehicles and Polaris® off-road vehicles. For additional information, go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/.

Libertyville, Ill. – With COVID-19 shifting life in many ways, Maxxsonics USA continues to assist the fight against this global crisis by supporting local hospitals and businesses. Maxxsonics has now donated more than 25,000 masks and gloves across the Midwest offering assistance and support to those in need towards the battle against COVID-19.

Alden Stiefel, President/CEO of Maxxsonics USA said, “Maxxsonics USA is committed to helping medical staffs, hospitals, first responders, and various people any way we possibly can. We are excited to see other companies in the 12-volt industry join the efforts to help those in need.”

Maxxsonics encourages everyone to join us in the movement for getting crucial medical supplies to those who are in need of them.

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the mobile, marine, and powersports audio industries and specializes in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories that are branded Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally, Maxxsonics is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki off-road vehicles and Polaris® off-road vehicles. For additional information, go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/

NEW for 2020, Crunch Smash amplifiers look to create rich, undistorted power, while maximizing space.

Libertyville, Ill. – NEW Crunch Smash amplifiers create a dynamic blend of rich playback and clean audio. Available in August of 2020, the Smash Series of amplifiers will integrate QTD Technology while featuring built-in electronic crossovers and will make audio sound smooth, fresh, and powerful.

Alden Stiefel, President of Maxxsonics USA said, “At Maxxsonics, product development starts in the field with our customers. Over the last several months, demand has increased for amplifiers that have a smaller footprint while still delivering superb performance at a reasonable price.”

Not only do these amplifiers feature the highest sound quality connection with quality RCA materials to help prevent interference and minimize distortion , but the Smash series creates more power in a smaller box. Smaller real estate makes it easier to tuck away any amplifier from this series, whether it’s the mono subwoofer, 2-channel, or 4-channel, Smash amplifiers will take up less room while maximizing audio power. Being able to maximize vehicle space, whether in the trunk, backseat, underseat, or anywhere in the vehicle, is what makes the Smash lineup stand out from any other Crunch amplifier.

FEATURES INCLUDE:

• LOW NOISE PREAMPLIFIER CIRCUIT: Maximum low voltage signal from the source unit comes into the amplifier through a low voltage circuit, which delivers minimal distortion through the amplification process.

• RCA INPUTS: Highest sound quality connection with quality RCA materials to help prevent interference and minimize distortion in the signal path.

• HEAT SINK QTD Technology Aluminum: Quick Thermal Dispersion Technology assures additional mass in the aluminum heat sink keeps the amplifier running cool with nearly undetectable distortions during normal music listening.

• LED SYSTEM PROTECTION CIRCUITRY DIAGNOSTICS: Monitor overload and speaker short protection with lighted indicators on the amplifier end panel. • POWER SUPPLY High-energy pulse-width modulated power supply delivers power with minimal impact on the electrical system.

• OUTPUT DEVICE TECHNOLOGY PRO-FI™ high-speed MOSFETS bring extreme power with high sound quality and minimum distortion levels.

“The Crunch product development team has designed this product in record time, or order to meet our customer’s demands. The consumer will not be disappointed!” concluded Stiefel.

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 Crunch website at https://crunchcaraudio.com/amplifiers/smash/.

NEW for 2020, ZEUS Gamma subwoofers take the Hifonics spotlight at CES

January 6, 2020 -- CES, Las Vegas – Hifonics unveils the new, ZEUS Gamma (ZG) subwoofer lineup at CES 2020. The ZEUS Gamma subwoofer series includes both a 12 and 10 inch model. Delivering deep bass with undistorted levels of power and clarity, the series is pushing the high bar that has already been set by Hifonics and is poised to bring a new thrill of discovering huge bass impact in any song.   

Showing at the Westgate, Suite 360, during CES!

Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product & Marketing for Maxxsonics USA said, “Building an inexpensive subwoofer doesn’t mean it should be cheap or sacrifice performance, or quality, in any way. We used the latest COMSOL* software to design an excellent performing subwoofer, regardless of price.”

*COMSOL Multiphysics® is a simulation software for modeling designs, devices, and processes in all fields of engineering, manufacturing, and scientific research.

The technology in these subwoofers feature huge motor assemblies, multicoated aluminum formers (with flat wound high temperature voice coils) that show these subwoofers are meant to sound incredible, while handling plenty of power.

FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Dual 4 Ohm design
  • Ideal for medium and large ported enclosures
  • Thermal Formed Polypropylene ZEUS symbol and unqiue 6 spoke molded cone creates a strong cone face 
  • Heavy gauge, powder-coated, stamped steel basket provides a solid base for the motor system and moving parts
  • “Through the Frame Venting” with mesh grille
  • Rear motor cover protects the back of the subwoofer

“Our team has been working on the ZEUS Gamma Subwoofer line for months to make sure it exceeds all expectations for installation, sound quality, and longevity. We are so excited that ZEUS Gamma is here for 2020,” Sherman said.

Full line details will be announced at CES and on the Hifonics website at https://hifonics.com/

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the mobile, marine, and powersports audio industries and specializes in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories that are branded Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally, Maxxsonics is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki off-road vehicles and Polaris® off-road vehicles. 

For additional information, go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/

Chicago, Ill. – September 24, 2018  Maxxsonics USA announced a relationship with Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. to develop audio products to be included in their Kawasaki Genuine Accessory catalog for select side x side models.

Products will be offered exclusively through Kawasaki dealers and the Kawasaki website. This partnership will see Maxxsonics developing specific Hifonics branded audio products and systems for several Kawasaki side x side vehicles. The first Hifonics audio accessories are scheduled to begin shipping in Q4 of 2018.

Alden Stiefel, President and CEO of Maxxsonics USA said, “We are excited to partner with one of the most respected brands in the powersports industry. The audio quality and music power that our Hifonics brand is famous for is a perfect fit for the Kawasaki off-road enthusiast.”

The first machines that will see Hifonics audio upgrade products are the all-new MULE PRO-MX and the MULE PRO-FXR.

Hifonics will unveil a Kawasaki MULE PRO-FXR show vehicle to celebrate the relationship at the Maxxsonics booth during the 2018 SEMA show, booth # 60012.

Chicago, Ill. — Maxxsonics is saddened to announce that its Vice President, Ted Henricks, passed away suddenly on Wednesday morning, January 23rd at his home in McHenry, Ill.

Alden Stiefel, President and CEO of Maxxsonics said, “Ted was an incredibly talented co-worker who added so much value to our business, it truly cannot be measured. Maxxsonics is not just a company, it’s a family. It is my family. Many of you know Ted was also one of my closest friends; we worked together for nearly 25 years. Ted was the one of us at Maxxsonics who was most in love with the music and the passion that drives our industry. NEVER was his office quiet. Pink Floyd will live on at Maxxsonics forever in our memories of Ted. Ted leaves behind an influential legacy at Maxxsonics along with many great memories for all of us to cherish for the rest of our lives. It is with a very heavy heart that we hear the needle … lift from the vinyl on this incredible man’s life.”

Ted Henricks was one of the founding members of Maxxsonics in 2001. While Ted held several positions throughout the organization, he never drifted far from his passion of sales and marketing where he served as the company’s Vice President and TREMENDOUS comic.

The company has created a tribute page to share memories and post comments. https://maxxsonics.com/ted-henricks/

The family is planning funeral services in the next few days. Details will be posted on the tribute page shortly. For customers and friends who have questions, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">Established in 2001, Maxxsonics USA Inc. the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki Off-Road Vehicles and Polaris® Off-Road Vehicles. Maxxsonics is a global leader in the mobile, marine and powersports audio industry, designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, sub woofers and accessories branded Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch and Autotek. For additional information go to the corporate website, www.Maxxsonics.com.

CE GUYS retain territory for Maxxsonics USA as Michael Foundation looks to super charge all four brands.

Libertyville, Ill. – MB Quart, Hifonics, Crunch, and Autotek continue to grow across business units and has appointed Mr. Michael Foundation as Independent Sales Representative for the midwestern territory that includes Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan. Michael will be working closely everyday with National Sales Manager, Sam Dattalo, in bringing Maxxsonics to new heights of business.

Michael started as an installer in the 80s and 90s and then moved into a representative position for the Northern California and Northern Nevada markets in the early 2000s. From there, he went to the factory side of the business as Western Regional, National, and VP of Sales, all while owning several retail stores and a successful Northern California representative firm.

On Michael’s new position, Sam Dattalo commented, “Michael brings years of experience as a successful representative and he understands the culture of business and the technology of the audio game profoundly.”

In his new role, Michael will be hitting the road and working closely with our distributors and retailers while managing and training the representatives continuously within the midwestern states. In addition, he will be running day to day operations and working with all manufacturers, distributors, and retailers.

About becoming a new representative of all four brands of Maxxsonics, Michael said, “I am very excited to represent Maxxsonics and grow all four brands including MB Quart, Hifonics, Crunch, and Autotek. I am proud to be in a family of audio that is backed by years of success and continues to grow at a rapid pace.”

Distributors and dealers can reach out to Mr. Foundation directly via email.

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the mobile, marine, and powersports audio industries and specializes in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories that are branded Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally, Maxxsonics is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki off-road vehicles and Polaris® off-road vehicles.

For additional information, go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/

Sam Dattalo looks to boost sales efforts into high gear in 2020 and will play a pivotal role in managing the overall sales strategy

Chicago, Ill. -- January 6, 2020 — Alden Stiefel, President and CEO of Maxxsonics USA, announced today the promotion of Sam Dattalo to Vice President of Sales. In his new role, Mr. Dattalo will be managing the sales strategy of the organization’s distributor and aftermarket audio businesses.

Alden Stiefel, President and CEO of Maxxsonics said, “Sammy and I have worked together for decades. His extensive knowledge of consumer electronics, specifically the mobile audio business, is an essential part of Maxxsonics future. In 2020, I look for Sam to kick our efforts into high gear and continue the buildout of a top-notch sales organization.” 
Sam joined Maxxsonics in 2013 after a career path through consumer electronics as a Retail Salesperson and Manager at Music Car (located in Elmwood Park, IL) before joining Alden at Clifford Electronics, where he was a Central Regional Manager in the auto alarm business. 

Sam Dattalo, Vice President of Sales said, “I pride myself as a great communicator and I’m looking forward to continuing the synergies that have started with our ISO processes in our manufacturing and engineering teams. My goal is to have everyone, from finance to the warehouse, focused on a single path with the tools they need to win.” 

In 2000, Sam left Clifford to start his manufactures representative firm, Spectrum Sales, where he covered Central US and Chicagoland areas. Over the last six years, Mr. Dattalo has served as Maxxsonics’ National Sales Manager.

Sam added, “I feel that Maxxsonics is poised for a hugely successful CES in Las Vegas. Dealers should come and see us at the Maxxsonics suite located at Westgate (Central Tower), Suite 360.” 
The appointment of Mr. Dattalo to Maxxsonics senior management follows other recent announcements of Luis Larralde as Latin America Sales Director, Brian Sherman to Vice President of Product & Marketing, as well as Sherri Sawyer to Vice President: Finance & CFO. 

Stiefel said, “With more demands on his time, Sam has agreed to give up his adult baseball career. Good news for my team.” 

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the mobile, marine, and powersports audio industries and specializes in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories that are branded Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally, Maxxsonics is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki off-road vehicles and Polaris® off-road vehicles.

For additional information go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/

Chicago, Ill. -- February 18, 2020 -- Maxx Stiefel to head the global operations of Maxxsonics, while collaborating with CEO to continue positioning company growth. Chicago, IL — Effective February 11th of the new decade, Alden Stiefel, President and CEO of Maxxsonics USA, announced that Maxx Stiefel will be promoted to Vice President General Manager.

Maxx came to the company after receiving his Finance degree from Tulane University and then his MBA from Chicago’s DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Through the past several years, Mr. Stiefel has been in the role of Director of Project Management, managing engineering, tech support, and supporting roles in operations and finance. In his new role, Maxx will be overseeing many aspects of the company’s business initiatives. In addition, he will continue working with our oversea vendors and will continue his main focus on project management with new products and ISO overview.

Alden Stiefel, President and CEO of Maxxsonics USA, said, “In the last few months, we have really been focusing on creating a culture that is youth-spirited led, but also demonstrates great experience and knowledge on all phases throughout the industry. Maxx will become our tip of the spear in this company culture movement. Our customers are looking for innovation and speed and we are building our organization to accomplish that and more. We need aggressive, industry passionate leaders who can drive our business in the most important projects, vendors, and employees.”

Maxx will be driving the ISO process through all phases within all roles of the company, while making sure weekly and monthly objectives are being met through short and long-term strategic planning, developing, and implementing policies and procedures. Maxx will also be overseeing training programs for subordinate employees and ensuring that training objectives are met.
Maxx Stiefel, Vice President General Manager, commented, “In my time at Maxxsonics, I have focused on the Finance and Business Analytics groups. This includes our 2019-2020 work in preparing Maxxsonics for ISO and our US and foreign based team for real growth within our core aftermarket and OEM business.”

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the mobile, marine, and powersports audio industries and specializes in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories that are branded Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally, Maxxsonics is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki off-road vehicles and Polaris® off-road vehicles.

For additional information go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/

NEW for 2021, MB Quart GMR-LCD source unit gives you complete control of audio
 
Libertyville, IL – 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 said, “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.”
 
ABOUT 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! 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 https://mbquart.com/.
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ABOUT MB QUART
MB Quart is a high-end audio brand known for its most elaborate and distinctive designs while producing rich sound quality. Founded in 1962, MB Quart began producing professional studio microphones and headphones at its headquarters in Obrigheim, Germany. Through research, innovation, and a dedication to the highest standard of sound quality, MB Quart continues to grow its product line throughout its 50-year history. Our slogan, Music Defined, is the superior standard to how MB Quart holds itself accountable for pushing the bar forward. Consumers of these products can experience a wide range of audio solutions that will deliver in all of their needs for Powersports and marine machines. The MB Quart brand is owned by Maxxsonics USA, based near Chicago, IL.
For additional information, go to the brand website at https://mbquart.com/.
ABOUT MAXXSONICS
Established in 2001, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the mobile, marine, and Powersports audio industries and specializes in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories branded Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally, Maxxsonics is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki off-road vehicles and Polaris® off-road vehicles.
For additional information, go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/.

 

Beata (a.k.a. “B”) has been promoted to Director of Customer Support

January 14, 2020 -- Chicago, IL — Effective January first of the new decade, Alden Stiefel, President and CEO of Maxxsonics USA, announced that his long-time customer Service Manager will be taking on new critical roles for Maxxsonics. Ms. Wasilewski has been with Maxxsonics for 15 years and in this new role will be working to integrate Maxxsonics’ customers like Polaris and Kawasaki OEM businesses into Maxxsonics inventory forecasting and business planning.

Brian Cooper, Senior Purchasing Analyst with Polaris said, “In an environment of time crunches and fixing things gone wrong, working with Beata is a refreshing break from the norm. Any vendor which can support our needs with 2 emails and a bi-weekly 10 minute phone call is one I’m happy to buy from. There are no problems and no constant changes, just quick, effective communication and consistently easy management.”

Beata, or “B” to those who work with her on a daily basis, will continue handling OEM inventory and scheduling, rolling 6 and 12 month forecasting, and will remain the point of contact for new and current OEM customers. Ms. Wasilewski will also continue in her role managing Maxxsonics core business customer service in the aftermarket audio category for domestic and export national chains, independent representatives, and distributors. In the months to come, she will be helping to facilitate the implementation and testing of a major SYSPRO ERP upgrade.

Beata Wasilewski, Director of Customer Support commented, “I am so excited to see how our systems and people are being upgraded across the organization. Alden has a saying: ‘The customer is always first.’ It doesn’t matter if it’s a young person, choosing their first adult subwoofer, or an OEM executive, modifying a 50,000 piece order — for us, they are all customers and we are striving to make the Maxxsonics experience world class.”

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the mobile, marine, and powersports audio industries and specializes in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories that are branded Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally, Maxxsonics is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki off-road vehicles and Polaris® off-road vehicles.

For additional information go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/

Rob Anderson has been promoted to Marketing & Creative Director

Chicago, Ill. — Effective February 3rd, of the new decade, Alden Stiefel, President and CEO of Maxxsonics USA, announced that his long-time senior graphic designer, will be taking on new critical roles for Maxxsonics in the Marketing & Product development departments. 

Mr. Anderson has been with Maxxsonics for 8 years and in this new role will be heading the development and execution of creative and marketing solutions. Rob also looks to further develop the Maxxsonics creative efforts in pushing the company into the next decade with creative vision, hands on direction, while overseeing the entire marketing process.

Alden Stiefel, President and CEO of Maxxsonics USA, said, “I have had the pleasure of working with Rob for nearly a decade now, and his extensive knowledge from the product, company, and industry has proven to be a crucial keystone to our continuing success at Maxxsonics. I’m looking forward to  collaborating with Rob, as the new Marketing & Creative Director, and seeing where he takes the Marketing department this year and beyond.”

Rob will continue translating business and brand goals into innovative, meaningful, and differentiated creative experiences, while engaging with customers, and the industry, via trade and consumer shows.

On his new position, Jarod DeAnda, Industry Host, commented, “Working in the automotive and audio industry, you need to be passionate about what you’re doing, especially engaging with your existing and potential customers. Rob’s genuine passion and authenticity for the industry has helped him progress greatly in his career.”

Rob Anderson, Marketing & Creative Director, concluded, “Being a part of this industry has been the goal my entire life and that has now turned into a dream come true with this new transition. I’m excited to establish and oversee new marketing ideas and design efforts while being a part of a fun and successful environment.”

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the mobile, marine, and powersports audio industries and specializes in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories that are branded Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally, Maxxsonics is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki off-road vehicles and Polaris® off-road vehicles.

For additional information go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com

Maxxsonics USA is now better equipped to enhance its Quality Management System

Libertyville, Ill. – ISO 9001 Certification involves certifying company department processes from the Master organization flow chart, down to the individual processes, and even to their respective forms and outputs.

Maxx Stiefel, Vice President General Manager at Maxxsonics USA said, “I feel that this was an incredible learning experience for the company as a whole and believe that the ISO 9001:2015 standard will help Maxxsonics provide its customers with the best quality products on time and consistently. Certifying the Quality Management System on Monday was a milestone for Maxxsonics and the results from the ISO certification audit epitomize the successful future for the company and its customers!”

Through non-conformity and corrective action documentation, the company is now better equipped to enhance its Quality Management System (QMS), quality policy, quality objectives, and continual improvements. Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product & Marketing for Maxxsonics USA said, “We’re excited to gain our ISO certification. It represents a significant evolution in our processes and has us poised to better serve all of our customers, especially our OEM clients. The team at Maxxsonics all joined forces and willingly embraced the changes required to make this happen. I’m proud of what we’ve done here and we’re excited to show the world the great products that are a result of this evolution. Hats off to Maxx Stiefel for making this happen!”

In addition, ISO 9001 Certification also promotes interdepartmental crossfunctionality in regards to communication and job responsibilities, as well as encourages Advance Product Quality Planning (APQP) within its master flow chart and quality planning process. APQP drives the Plan-Do-Check-Act procedure advancing the checks and balances (2-step verifications) within the organization.

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the mobile, marine, and powersports audio industries and specializes in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories that are branded Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally, Maxxsonics is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki off -road vehicles and Polaris® off-road vehicles.

For additional information, go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/

Long Beach, Calif. -- February 20, 2019 – Maxxsonics USA, based outside of Chicago, announced that it is returning to KnowledgeFest in 2019 in a big way.

According to Alden Stiefel, President and CEO of Maxxsonics, “We have committed to all three KnowledgeFest shows for 2019 starting off in Long Beach in February. We will be showing off the new Hifonics ALPHA line for brick and mortar dealers as well as powersports from MB Quart and Hifonics.” 

Sam Dattalo, National Sales Manager for Maxxsonics said, “We are excited to see the dealers in Long Beach, Indianapolis and Dallas after an incredible preview of the ALPHA line at SEMA and CES. Retailers are going to be excited to see how we are expanding our successful ELITE program to help maintain dealers profitability with really exciting products.”  

The Hifonics training for Long Beach is:

Monday, February 25
Time: 10:15 am - 11:15 am

Meeting Room: Seaside 5B

Please take the time to get your seat. 

http://www.knowledgefest.org/knowledgefest/item/263-hifonics-training

Full line details on all ALPHA products are at:

https://hifonics.com/mobile/alpha/

Pricing, Specifications and Performance Subject to Improvement without Notice.

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics USA Inc. the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki Off-Road Vehicles and Polaris® Off-Road Vehicles. Maxxsonics is a global leader in the mobile, marine and powersports audio industry, designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, sub woofers and accessories branded Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch and Autotek. For additional information go to the corporate website, www.Maxxsonics.com. 

NEW product announcements, awesome rides, and so much more.
Libertyville, IL – The Virtual SEMA Show 2020, otherwise known as SEMA360, is almost here! The SEMA Show 2020 has officially gone virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Virtual SEMA Show is looking to be a special event with new product and lineup announcements, awesome rides and installation setups, question and answer sessions, and so much more.
Rob Anderson, Marketing and Creative Director said, “SEMA is all about having fun and doing it for the customers and enthusiasts. Just because SEMA has gone virtual doesn’t mean that anyone should change their expectations of what has become a yearly celebration of cars and audio. With Maxxsonics taking part in SEMA360, we plan to bring fun showcases of new product announcements, awesome custom-built rides, question and answer sessions with our Maxxsonics team and product engineers, and so much more.”
SEMA360 is scheduled to take place on November 2nd and run through the 6th. We are looking forward to having you join in on the biggest virtual show of the fall season!
 
“You’re really going to experience that convention lifestyle for 4 full days all on your computer. Our team and the entire company have adapted to the current state of the global pandemic and are looking forward to showcasing the strength rooted in the Maxxsonics philosophy — quick to adapt yet having a fun time with all of you. This Virtual SEMA Show will demonstrate everyone’s hard efforts in the company from Sales to Marketing. We can’t wait for you to be a part of the biggest virtual show of the fall,” concluded Anderson.
Full details on being a part of the hottest car and audio show of the year are available at https://www.sema360.com/.

John looks to bring experience and perspective in the car audio, marine, and powersports markets.

Libertyville, Ill. – Effective Monday, November 9th , John Driscoll will be joining Maxxsonics USA as a Regional Sales Manager. While not being limited to just 1 region, John’s main focus will be on the nationwide network of powersports retailers.

On his new position, John Driscoll said, “Having worked with many of the current Maxxsonics team members in the past, some going back 20 years, I am excited to be back with a great team! The combination of almost 30 years’ experience in the consumer electronics and powersports industries makes this position a great fit. I am looking forward to expanding the Maxxsonics brands and sharing the impressive assortment of products well into the future.” John has been a car audio hobbyist since 1986 and started participating in-car audio events in 1987, going on to IASCA Finals in 1990, 1991, 1992. John went on to start in Sales, in the consumer electronics industry, with Quality Auto Sound in 1991 and graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1993 with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing) degree.

Being one of the first in the nation to be certified as “MECP Installer First Class,” John worked for several CE retailers including Audio Express, Circuit City, and Ultimate Electronics. In 1997, he started with Current Marketing as a manufacturer’s rep for car and home electronics and continued up until 2009, when he became a National Sales Manager for Cerwin-Vega Mobile. In 2012, John entered the powersports industry with the Arthur Fulmer Companies (Memphis Car Audio and Fulmer Helmets) and looks to bring his many years of audio perspective and industry experience to the Maxxsonics family.

On the new hiring, Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product & Marketing commented, “I’ve known John for nearly 20 years, and he’s proven to be a valuable asset to our industry. John’s unique experience in-car audio, marine, and powersports will bring a new perspective to current and prospective Maxxsonics dealers. We’re certainly excited to have John join the team!” As 2021 draws near, Maxxsonics USA is looking forward to having John come aboard bringing his experience and perspective in the car audio, marine, and powersports markets as well as his critical relationships in each industry.

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics USA is a global leader in the mobile, marine, and powersports audio industries and specializes in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories that are branded Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally, Maxxsonics USA is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki off-road vehicles and Polaris® off-road vehicles. For additional information, go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/.

NEW for 2020, MB Quart Universal Overhead Systems feature high-performance and clear sound.

Libertyville, Ill. – NEW Universal Overhead Systems from MB Quart promise highquality sound that’s clean and places you in the center of your own concert. With three 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 three 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,” said 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 https://mbquart.com/.

MB Quart is a high-end audio brand known for its most elaborate and distinctive designs while producing rich sound quality. Founded in 1962, MB Quart began producing professional studio microphones and headphones at its headquarters in Obrigheim, Germany. Through research, innovation, and a dedication to the highest standards of sound quality, MB Quart continues to grow its product line throughout its 50-year history. Our slogan, Music Defined, is the superior standard to how MB Quart holds itself accountable for pushing the bar the forward. Consumers of these products can experience a wide range of audio solutions that will deliver on all of their needs for powersports and marine machines. The MB Quart brand is owned by Maxxsonics USA, based near Chicago, IL. For additional information go to the brand website at https://mbquart.com/about. 

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the mobile, marine, and powersports audio industries and specializes in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories that are branded Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally, Maxxsonics is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki off-road vehicles and Polaris® off-road vehicles. For additional information, go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/.

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