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AAMP Global, the amalgamation of AAMP of America, Armour Automotive, and Rosen Electronics, formally launched its new brand identity with a new logo, tagline, and websites, staking its position as a unified global company. The new AAMP Global logo is intended to be modern, bold and resemble mountains that portray AAMP’s leadership in the industry.

The “Define Your Drive” tagline conveys that AAMP creates products that deliver the best, personalized in-vehicle driving experience. Along with the launch, the rich portfolio of well-known brands under the AAMP Global marque were restructured and consolidated with the strategy of focusing its business through seven main “power” brands consisting of PAC, Echomaster, iSimple, Stinger, Phoenix Gold, Rosen, and Autoleads. 

“Our branding is the representation of the people and power brands behind it, so we needed a visual identity that properly communicated the level of quality, customer service and innovation we go to market with every single day,” said Marie Still vice president of global marketing, AAMP Global.  “But this re-brand goes beyond the visual identity; it focuses us as a global team, defines our reason for being, and adds clarity and focus to every market touch point. The launch of the website and logo are just the first step we are taking to revolutionize the mobile electronics industry, we are taking a 360° view, with our customers and end users being the center, and every day pushing ourselves to be better, do better, win better.”

“The new AAMP Global brand represents our successful past and our outlook of a promising future,” said David Klatt, president and CEO, AAMP Global. “We’re making highly strategic changes to make us a more efficient and cutting-edge company without disrupting the relationships AAMP has built over its 20+ years in business”

With the rebrand, the corporate and individual power brand websites were revamped to reflect the changes of the company.  Each site will have an entirely new look designed to highly improve the visitor experience.  They intend to deliver AAMP Global’s consistent “one voice” message but also establish their own unique personal identity that speaks directly to their specific audiences.  Brand sites will be lifestyle driven and be more informative, with a user interface that makes finding content easy. 

CLEARWATER, FL (October 27, 2016) – AAMP Global introduces several new technologies under its seven Power Brands: EchoMaster, PAC, Rosen, Stinger, Phoenix Gold, Autoleads and iSimple. Experience these new solutions live at SEMA’s North Hall, booth 11817, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/AAMP for videos from the show and new product details. 

EchoMaster

EchoMaster delivers solutions to “Protect Your Precious Cargo” with new views and enhanced driver assistance for consumer and commercial drivers.  Multi-view cameras, 360-degree bird’s eye view camera kit, and a fully integrated safety solution for Mercedes-Benz Sprinters are just a few of the new vehicle-specific and universal safety products EchoMaster will be introducing at SEMA.

PAC

PAC continues to revolutionize what integration means for 12Volt this year with its SEMA line up. Integrated, vehicle-specific safety solutions, AmpPRO and integrated radio replacement kits will be making their debut in Vegas. 

Rosen

Rosen redefines the meaning of “Go Big or Go Home” by introducing a complete home theater experience all from your backseat. The biggest and last rear seat entertainment system any consumer will need to purchase.  Any if you know the password, we might even show you what’s locked away in the secret room, maybe.

iSimple

iSimple is known for connecting smartphones to any vehicle, no matter how old the car is. But did you know, they also make the most durable cables in the market? Just how tough are they? The iSimple uLinxMAX can be cooked, froze and even Tow. A. Five. Ton. Truck. Mic drop…Can yours? Come see it in action.

Stinger

Stinger is enhancing audio experiences beyond everyday vehicles by introducing its Harley-Davidson solutions. From a small, but mighty Bluetooth amplifier to a direct-replacement battery that packs a powerful punch, we’re creating adrenaline-pumping experiences in whatever moves you, whether on two wheels or four.

Phoenix Gold

Phoenix Gold exists to give you an experience of musical realism that will have you questioning if you’re riding around in a music studio or are sitting in the front row of a rock concert. We uphold our legacy by delivering high quality sound on every adventure—from riding top down on road trips to winning best of show at car competitions. It’s simple: a Phoenix Gold audio system gives you more reasons to love your vehicle.

The “Hellbender” is the ultimate off-road event vehicle

Torrance, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2017) — Alpine Electronics today unveiled its newest demo vehicle, a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited named “Hellbender.”  Hellbender debuted at the SEMA Show, currently being held in Las Vegas today through Nov. 3, 2017. 

This customized Wrangler is ready to take the Alpine infotainment system anywhere, whether on the road or off the beaten track.  Since the Wrangler features several products that can withstand dust, mud, and water, the Hellbender name was chosen as a reference to the large, amphibious hellbender salamander. 

“Our ongoing research with Wrangler owners revealed off-road usage needs that we’ve addressed through new products and features,” said Mike Anderson, vice president and general manager, aftermarket business unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.  “This Wrangler showcases the functional aspect of the Alpine products in a fun and unique way.”

Features for Wrangler Fans

The Hellbender’s Alpine system is centered around the X209-WRA-OR weather resistant Restyle dash system for the 2011-2017 Jeep Wrangler.  The X209-WRA-OR infotainment system includes navigation, Bluetooth® wireless technology, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, all controlled through the 9-inch touch screen.  The X209-WRA-OR is IP53 rated for protection against dust with limited ingress and fresh water spray up to 60° vertical, so the Wrangler can be driven with the top off even when Mother Nature has other plans.

The X209-WRA-OR has features favored by adventure-seeking Wrangler owners.  The off-road mode for navigation includes useful features like compass readings, vehicle tilt, tire pressure readings, route tracking on trails, and Points of Interest (POIs) on the way to trailheads.  Wrangler accessories like the light pods and winch can be controlled from the X209-WRA-OR’s touch screen, used with s-POD’s 8-circuit SE system and 300-LSHS accessory interface module along with the Alpine KAC-001 accessory controller.  Status feedback of these accessories is also available through the off-road mode.

No expedition is complete without music, and the Hellbender delivers.  Knowing that Wrangler owners often drive with the top off, the PSS-22WRA sound system is ready for inclement weather.  This 600-watt, weather resistant sound system is Alpine engineered for the 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and includes nine speakers, two compact amplifiers, and an enclosed subwoofer.  The various products have a minimum rating of IP55, so they can withstand rain from off-roading adventures or water from a rinse-off.

First of its Kind Collaborations

Alpine collaborated with Smittybilt, manufacturer of Jeep lifestyle accessories, on specific products for the Hellbender.  Debuting on the Hellbender are Smittybilt’s Apollo front and rear bumpers which seamlessly integrate and protect the Alpine HCE-2600FD4 multi-view front camera and the HCE-2100RD4 multi-view rear camera (cameras sold separately from the bumpers).  The cameras are IP68 rated so they’re protected from dust and water immersion.  The Alpine KCX-C250MC multi-camera selector allows the camera images to be controlled and switched from the X209-WRA-OR’s touch screen.  The Hellbender’s aggressive profile is highlighted by the custom exoskeleton that wraps around the vehicle and integrates with the Smittybilt rockers on the door steps. 

For peace of mind away from home, the X209-WRA-OR works with the Alpine Connect app which links through subscription to Chamberlain Group’s MyQ app.  MyQ offers control and monitoring of home elements including Chamberlain® and LiftMaster® garage door openers, as well as smart lighting and other devices, and its partnership with Alpine is the first of its kind with an aftermarket electronics manufacturer.  This collaboration represents Alpine’s first step into the Internet of Things (IoT).

Other Smittybilt products on the Hellbender include SRC Gen 2 front and rear doors, Apollo fender flares, and the Stingray hood.  Procomp products on the Hellbender include Apex wheels, Xtreme MT2 tires (37x12.50R17), short arm suspension, head lights, and roof lights.

Fun on Arrival

The Hellbender is ready for fun when it arrives at its destination.  Two PWD-CB1 Alpine ICE (In-Cooler Entertainment) sit on a delivery platform that motorizes out from the bed and to the tailgate at a 90° angle, ready to distribute cold drinks.  Music streamed via the Alpine ICE’s Bluetooth connection is played through the cooler’s 180-watt sound system. When used at events, the Hellbender can send souvenirs to the crowd using the t-shirt gun turret installed on the roof.  A Ricoh Theta S 360° view camera is also installed on the roof to capture the crowd’s reaction at events.

The Hellbender was built by Define Customs of Orange, CA.  The vehicle is on display at the SEMA Show in the Smittybilt booth (South Hall, #35061) and will be used at Alpine consumer and retailer events throughout 2018. 

Detroit -- October 29, 2019 – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. will attend the 2019 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from Tuesday, November 5 – Friday, November 8 along with an anticipated 70,000 industry professionals. 

Alpine will join aftermarket truck and SUV accessory supplier, Smittybilt, in South Hall Upper in the Powersports & Utility Vehicles section (booth #35061) where they will give product demonstrations in Alpine’s new 2020 Jeep® Gladiator, Switchback.

Switchback is loaded with Alpine’s 9-inch X409-WRA-JL Weather-Resistant Navigation System with Off-Road Mode, a direct-fit solution for the new 2018 – Up Jeep® Wrangler and 2020 Jeep® Gladiator, and a PSS-23WRA Powered System Upgrade.

Drawing from industry research and Voice of Customer technology gathered at national Jeep® events, Alpine was inspired to create a demo vehicle that resonated with the Jeep® community’s weekend trips near or on the beach by creating an interior system designed for top on or off use.

The X409-WRA-JL is a direct-fit dash solution made up of a large, 9-inch screen housed in a matching trim bezel that’s resistant to weather and various outdoor elements like sand and dirt. The high-visibility screen can adjust to high or low-light driving conditions for cleaner, brighter images even with the top off.

The PSS-23WRA sound system solution is also weather-resistant and designed for excellent sound performance with the top on or off. The included PWE-S8 Powered Subwoofer is installed under the passenger’s seat to maximize bass extension throughout the Jeep and deliver a front and center sound stage for optimized performance.

Following Alpine’s recent move to their new headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, the Brand Business Unit, originally located in Torrance, California, engaged Alpine’s OEM Unit to collaborate on the build and promote an increasing synergy within company operations. Elements of the build were utilized from products designed by the OEM unit.

The tailgate is designed to look like an early Alpine stereo, with a large functional volume knob and six classic “Alpine green” buttons on the faceplate to control the automation. The bed houses a motorized assembly with 40 Bluetooth® speakers that articulate for optimal sound positioning. Three 12-inch R-Series subwoofers are also installed in the bed for bass extension and increased volume. LED lights are placed around the speaker installation for added aesthetic.

The intention of the build is to deliver an exceptional interior experience that can extend to the exterior of the vehicle, for continued entertainment inside or outside of the Jeep®, no matter the weather conditions. Additional collaborators include Smittybilt, Pro Comp, Rubicon Express, and G2 Axle and Gear.

Outside of SEMA, Switchback will be touring with the Alpine Event Truck and Trailer at Jeep lifestyle events. For more information on Alpine’s event schedule, follow Alpine-USA on Facebook for updates on future events.

Jeep® is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC.

SEMA attendees will experience the finest award-winning aftermarket car audio electronics along with a fabrication demonstration, offsite product training and much more.

Seattle, Wash.-- October 23rd, 2018–AudioControl (audiocontrol.com)makers of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets will be exhibiting at the 2018 SEMA show in Las Vegas October 30th– November 2nd. AudioControl will be a destination for attendees in the Performance Pavilion just south of South Hall, booth 51204. AudioControl has been the definitive manufacturer of car audio signal processors, amplifiers and OEM system interface solutions for the automotive aftermarket for over 40 years.

Unmatched Excitement

AudioControl will be showcasingtheir ACM amplifiers at SEMA, which are loaded with features and deliver superb sound quality for any system design, yet amazingly are only 1 ½ -inches in height!AudioControl’s patent pending modular configurable ACM system concept enables installers to bring together a number of amplifiers in various configurations, allowing a greater number of audio channels to be created and neatly housed beneath a CP1 cover plate.  ACM Series amps can be mounted with controls oriented up or down, and reversible cover plates allow flexible mounting options when paired with AudioControl DM series DSP processors or when using multiple ACM Series amplifiers in confined spaces. Also at SEMA, AudioControl will show their new DM-RTA,which combines the functionality of an Oscilloscope, Voltage Meter, RTA, SPL Meter and Polarity Checker, giving car audio installers the most versatile tool for delivering superior sound even in the most challenging vehicles. The AudioControl DM-RTA is the first ever device to combine these features into a single solution.  

Factory Trained

AudioControl’s Director of Mobile Audio Chris Bennett, along with support from Bryan Schmitt, Josh White and Ada Ehdaivand will be offering offsite training seminars open to anyone wishing to learn more about AudioControl products and services. These courses will cover proper use of the DM-RTA, DSP tuning and fabrication. The training will be held on November 1st, from 6:30-9:30 PM at Industry Auto Design, 6265 South Valley View Blvd. Suite F in Las Vegas. Attendees can register for the training HERE.

Of course it is exciting to have the AudioControl brand exhibiting under the bright lights at SEMA,” Bennett said. “We are excited to bring our amazing lineup of products along with our demo car to entice attendees during the event.”

PLEASE VISIT AUDIOCONTROL AUTOMOTIVE AUDIO SOLUTIONS AT SEMA 2018, BOOTH 51204 PERFORMANCE PAVILLION (South of South Hall)

AudioControl is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets since 1977. Based in Seattle, WA, AudioControl offers premium quality home theater and whole-house entertainment products, distributed audio amplifiers for commercial applications and a legacy of outstanding car audio processors, amplifiers and OEM interface solutions sold and installed worldwide by qualified professionals. For more information visitaudiocontrol.com or contact AudioControl at +1 425-775-8461 or e-mailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Best-in-class DSP-enabled amplifiers, vital OEM integration tools and much more make ultimate sound quality attainable for nearly every vehicle  

Seattle, Wash., October 23rd, 2019 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com), makers of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets has announced that they will be showcasing a full lineup of premium aftermarket car audio products at the 2019 SEMA tradeshow in Las Vegas, Booth 11665 North Hall. Highlighted new models include 5-channel amplifiers with 1300 watts of total system power and available DSP. Additionally, AudioControl will introduce several new Load Generating Devices (LGD’s) that enable technicians to add aftermarket audio components to a wide range of OEM entertainment systems from Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Maserati.

"Our newest amplifiers and LDG’s open up significant opportunities for our dealers, and we are very excited to showcase them at the upcoming SEMA show,” stated Chris Bennett, National Sales Director - Mobile at AudioControl. “Additionally, these new products round out the most compelling full line of aftermarket car audio products available from any brand, including premium amplifiers from 1 to 6-channels, our legendary DM-RTA audio analyzer and OEM integration solutions that represent vital opportunities to deliver best sound quality for each customer."

New 5-Channel Amplifiers
Two new 5-channel amplifiers from AudioControl both offer 125 watts X4-channels RMS at 4-Ohm (200watts RMS X4 at 2-Ohm) and 500 watts X1-channel at 2-Ohm along with eight speaker level inputs with selectable summing capability. The D-5.1300 delivers onboard DSP control of all amplified outputs and a pair of low-level outputs as well. The DSP interface is managed by the highly intuitive DM Smart App designed for all of AudioControl’s DSP amplifiers. The LC-5.1300 offers the same outstanding specs and performance without the DSP features.

OEM integration with two new Load Generating Devices (LGD)
Most new vehicles use a class D amplifier platform in their factory sound systems. These amplifiers can become unstable when they are connected to aftermarket audio equipment, causing system noise and overall compatibility issues. In order to maximize the upgrade opportunity for 12-volt retailers, AudioControl engineers created the LGD series of solutions, which seamlessly interfaces these newer OEM systems with aftermarket amplifiers. The AudioControl AC-LGD20 was designed specifically for Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Maserati audio systems without an amplifier. The AC-LGD60 provides interface capability for these same vehicles that feature audio systems with an amplifier.

DM-RTA
The AudioControl DM-RTA is a sophisticated yet compact audio analyzer containing powerful analysis software designed to provide installers with the features of a fully functioning Oscilloscope, Voltage Meter, Real Time Audio Analyzer (RTA), SPL Meter and Polarity Checker. Because installers are often on-the-go and in cramped spaces when building a car audio system, the DM-RTA was designed to be light weight, compact and durable. Input/output options are staggering, including balanced XLR inputs, phono and RCA style unbalanced inputs as well as speaker level inputs designed to make OEM audio system interface a snap. Digital audio output options include Optical, COAX and USB. The DM-RTA is powered by a 5-hour rechargeable battery so that it can be effortlessly deployed anywhere.

PLEASE VISIT AUDIOCONTROL AT 2019 SEMA, BOOTH 11665 NORTH HALL

AudioControl is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets since 1977. Based in Seattle, WA, AudioControl offers premium quality home theater and whole-house entertainment products, distributed audio amplifiers for commercial applications and a legacy of outstanding car audio processors, amplifiers and OEM interface solutions sold and installed worldwide by qualified professionals. For more information visit audiocontrol.com  or contact AudioControl at +1 425-775-8461 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SEMA attendees swarm the AudioControl booth to see new products and participate in a festive after-hours training event co-hosted by Mobile Solutions

Seattle, Wash., November 14th, 2019 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com), makers of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets has returned from a wildly successful exhibition at the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas. SEMA showcases the best and brightest from the automotive aftermarket, and AudioControl’s booth in the North Hall was ground zero for the finest audio products at the event. AudioControl and Mobile Solutions also hosted an after-hours training event, the fourth consecutive year that the companies have collaborated, that was filled to capacity at the Orleans Hotel.

"The facility at the Orleans worked out very well for our co-hosted event—we were able to accommodate more than 150 attendees in a classroom-style setting in addition to seating for casual conversation and networking,” stated Chris Bennett, National Sales Director - Mobile at AudioControl. Bennett opened the event by welcoming everyone to the expansive taco bar, then turned it over to National Sales Trainer Matthew Palumbo for some valuable insights on new AudioControl products before all eyes and ears were tuned to a Mobile Solutions Fabrication Demo with Bryan Schmitt, Gary Bell and Chris Pate. Nearly all of the event attendees remained long past the training and enjoyed the after-hours festivities and camaraderie until closing. “AudioControl and Mobile Solutions thank all who attended and are already planning next year’s event, so we encourage our dealers to mark their calendars—see you in 2020!”

AudioControl Showcases New 5-Channel Amplifiers

Two new 5-channel amplifiers from AudioControl both offer 125 watts X4-channels RMS at 4-Ohm (200watts RMS X4 at 2-Ohm) and 500 watts X1-channel at 2-Ohm along with eight speaker level inputs with selectable summing capability. The D-5.1300 delivers onboard DSP control of all amplified outputs and a pair of low-level outputs as well. The DSP interface is managed by the highly intuitive DM Smart App designed for all of AudioControl’s DSP amplifiers. The LC-5.1300 offers the same outstanding specs and performance without the DSP features.

OEM integration with two new Load Generating Devices (LGD)

Most new vehicles use a class D amplifier platform in their factory sound systems. These amplifiers can become unstable when they are connected to aftermarket audio equipment, causing system noise and overall compatibility issues. In order to maximize the upgrade opportunity for 12-volt retailers, AudioControl engineers created the LGD series of solutions, which seamlessly interfaces these newer OEM systems with aftermarket amplifiers. The AudioControl AC-LGD20 was designed specifically for Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Maserati audio systems without an amplifier. The AC-LGD60 provides interface capability for these same vehicles that feature audio systems with an amplifier.

DM-RTA

The AudioControl DM-RTA is a sophisticated yet compact audio analyzer containing powerful analysis software designed to provide installers with the features of a fully functioning Oscilloscope, Voltage Meter, Real Time Audio Analyzer (RTA), SPL Meter and Polarity Checker. Because installers are often on-the-go and in cramped spaces when building a car audio system, the DM-RTA was designed to be light weight, compact and durable. Input/output options are staggering, including balanced XLR inputs, phono and RCA style unbalanced inputs as well as speaker level inputs designed to make OEM audio system interface a snap. Digital audio output options include Optical, COAX and USB. The DM-RTA is powered by a 5-hour rechargeable battery so that it can be effortlessly deployed anywhere.

AudioControl is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets since 1977. Based in Seattle, Wash., AudioControl offers premium quality home theater and whole-house entertainment products, distributed audio amplifiers for commercial applications and a legacy of outstanding car audio processors, amplifiers and OEM interface solutions sold and installed worldwide by qualified professionals. For more information visit audiocontrol.com  or contact AudioControl at +1 425-775-8461 or e-mail 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..

Consumer spending increases for eighth straight year and is projected to keep growing.

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (July 31, 2018) –The automotive specialty equipment market experienced an eighth straight year of post-recession growth, reaching $43 billion in 2017, as reported in the 2018 SEMA Market Report. This number represents a four percent growth over the previous year and is projected to increase through the end of 2018.

Highlights from the 2018 SEMA Market Report include:

  • Pickup products accounted for $12.44 billion (29 percent) of sales in 2017
  • In-store purchases accounted for roughly two-thirds of all retail sales in 2017
  • 33 percent of all specialty-equipment consumers were under 30 years old
  • 42 percent of all forced induction products (turbochargers, superchargers, etc.) purchased were DIY installed

The 2018 SEMA Market Report is filled with additional details about the state of the industry and how products are bought, obtained and installed. The 82-page report also includes information on specialty automotive consumers, key industry and economic trends, and insights into the vehicles on the road.

The free report is available for download atwww.sema.org/research. For more information, contact Gavin Knapp via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $43 billion specialty automotive industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. Association resources include market research, legislative advocacy, training and product development support, as well as leading trade shows such as the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN. For more information, visitwww.sema.orgwww.semashow.com, orwww.performanceracing.com.  

From Nov. 3 to 6, AVIDWORX and Race Sport will be showing off a new series of branded showcases, available in three sizes and configurations for retailers - Basic, Plus and Pro.

Authorized Race Sport retailers will benefit from an educational and interactive Customer Experience Center built by AVIDWORX, drawing more attention to your lighting category.

As well, retailers will get a rebate of over 25% on the showcases themselves -- including a monitor that broadcasts educational video and a mediaWORX media player that captures real-time showroom analytics.

Race Sport will also help authorized retailers to recoup their showcase investment over time through an innovative dealer incentive program. More details on the program are available at AVIDWORX.com/racesport/.

"Race Sport truly is a visionary company when it comes to design and product development, and we're excited to work with them, and with their retailers to draw more attention to the brand," said Marcel Newell, president of AVIDWORX. "Lighting is a fast-growing category in many markets, but many retailers still aren't showing it in an interactive way that increases sales. We're going to change that."

Basic showcases start at $999, or $27/month - once a rebate of $278 is applied upon proof of installation. Add a second and third showcase to increase display space for additional savings of $200 and $400 respectively.

Retailers can save even more if they bundle with other product displays - 10% on showcases and up to 100% off shipping!

To see the showcases for yourself, drop by booth #11849, opposite the Mazda booth in the North Hall. SEMA takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center (www.semashow.com).

To set up a meeting with an AVIDWORX representative to discuss the Race Sport program, or previously announced HushMat and Sony programs, contact us to set up a meeting.

Contacts:

Michael J. Stannard, director of channel sales, can be reached in advance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at the show by calling 1-678-592-1727.

Marcel Newell, CEO, can be reached in advance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1-480-685-0600.

New Head Units, Amplifiers, Subwoofers, Speakers & Accessories from BOSS Audio’s Car/Truck, Marine, Powersports, & Motorcycle Lines Will be Showcased During the Show

OXNARD, Calif., Oct. 3, 2019 - BOSS Audio Systems (www.bossaudio.com), a leader and innovator in 12 Volt aftermarket audio and video products, is proud to announce that it will feature a host of new and recently launched car/truck, marine, powersports, and motorcycle products during the 2019 SEMA Show, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Nov. 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth N11769.

“Boss Audio recently announced that we are taking the brand in new and exciting directions with a modern look while redefining great value, great performance, and what a great customer experience should be in today’s marketplace,” said Doug Kern, BOSS Audio Systems VP of Sales. “For more than 30 years, we have been a leader in the car and truck audio market category. And now with the immense popularity of the marine and powersports categories now represented at the annual SEMA SHOW and with their significant short and long term potential, we are designing even more quality market-specific products that more people can enjoy at great price points alongside our increased options for the car and truck categories. SEMA 2019 is the ideal venue to present the new BOSS Audio for all of these categories.”

Sam Rabbani, CEO and founder of BOSS Audio Systems, explained, “We’ve taken the initiative to modernize our branding and product offerings across multiple markets while at the same time strengthening our already market-leading approach to customer service. We are focusing on ‘Plug and Play’ and easier DIY installable products with added features, all at usually half the price points of our competitors that offer products with the same feature sets.”

From amplifiers, speakers, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto head units, to marine head units, subs, and speakers, to powersports and motorcycle speakers and accessories, BOSS Audio will be showing its most recent and acclaimed lines in Las Vegas. “During the past few months we have launched new and exciting products that have already garnered great reviews and been part of featured nationally-featured installations, and we can’t wait to present them at SEMA 2019,” added Kern.

Featured products include:

  • BVCP9685A double-DIN multimedia head unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • MGV550B Bluetooth® marine gauge digital media AM/FM receiver
  • BAB8/BAB10 low profile powered subwoofers
  • UTV4B Bluetooth® amplified all-terrain sound system
  • Phantom Series (Phantom800 and Phantom900) motorcycle speakers
  • MRGB10WMRGB10B
  • MRWT40RGB waketower speakers
  • BCAM80/60/70

For more information, please visit www.bossaudio.com.

Since 1987 BOSS has produced quality audio and video products that feature the latest technology while consistently delivering a clean and powerful sound. Our in-house acoustic, design, mechanical, and electronics engineers collaborate with a vast resources of global manufacturing partners, working as a team to infuse products with state-of-the-art features that have made each listening experience more enjoyable for over 30 years.

The company offers more than 400 car, marine, and Power Sports products that are sold in 130 countries, both in storefront retailers and online. Headquartered in Oxnard, CA, with offices in Shenzhen, China, BOSS leverages robust logistical and production capabilities to create optimized audio and video experiences as well as deliver innovative products. 

All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

At the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, held November 3-6 in Las Vegas, Brandmotion was honored with the prestigious Manufacturer of the Year award by the Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) council in recognition of outstanding performance and dedication to the restyling industry. The presentation was made at the PRO Industry Awards reception during the show.

"We are honored to receive this award and to be recognized by SEMA, the PRO council and our peers in the industry," said Jeff Varick, president and founder of Brandmotion. "We know that active participation in SEMA and PRO is crucial to growth and success of the larger infrastructure that makes our business possible. We sincerely thank everyone involved in the selection process."

The Manufacturer of the Year Award is presented annually to recognize a company that best represents the industry's core values through exemplary business practices, quality products and active participation in the support of the automotive aftermarket. The nomination and selection process are the result of voting by the PRO Council's general membership. Past winners include 3M, Check Corp. and Roadwire.

Brandmotion has been a member of the PRO council for the past three years, and an exhibitor at the SEMA Show since 2010. This year, the company demonstrated an advanced multi-camera system for cars and trucks that delivers a 360-degree view around the vehicle for uncompromising awareness when parking and maneuvering. Also on display was the ADAS+ system, which adds lane departure warning, forward collision warning and video recording to any vehicle.

"Our mission as a company has always been to bring solutions to the aftermarket that enrich the driving experience and deliver integrated safety enhancement features," added Varick. "Our newest products represent advanced technology that enables drivers to have the same critical safety systems that come as standard equipment on many new vehicles. We feel the 2015 Manufacturer of the Year award is a direct reflection of our dedication to making driving safer and more fulfilling, and providing new business opportunities for our customers."

For more information, visit Brandmotion.com or follow Brandmotion on Facebook at facebook.com/brandmotion.

SEMA Opposes Proposed Internal Combustion Engine Ban

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2020) -- California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a controversial Executive Order this week instructing the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to draft regulations requiring that all new cars and passenger trucks sold in the state be zero-emissions by 2035.

Once drafted, CARB’s proposed regulations will be subject to a lengthy regulatory process, including legal, economic, and environmental analyses, public comment and hearings. The Governor’s order is also expected to face numerous legal challenges from opponents.

“SEMA is deeply disappointed in Governor Newsom’s decision to escalate his ongoing feud with the Trump Administration at the expense of the consumer and California’s small businesses,” said Daniel Ingber, SEMA vice president of government and legal affairs. “SEMA will work with the industry and enthusiasts in opposing the Governor’s proposal on all fronts.”

According to the California Energy Commission, zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) currently make up approximately two percent of the over 28-million vehicles in use in the Golden State. It is estimated that at least 8 percent of new vehicle sales in California will be ZEVs and plug-in hybrids by 2025.

California’s ZEV program falls within the state’s greenhouse gas rule that is being challenged in court by the Trump Administration. The federal government is seeking to withdraw EPA recognition of the California rule under the Clean Air Act because it effectively establishes fuel economy standards which are the sole jurisdiction of the federal government. The challenge could eventually be decided by the Supreme Court.

SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, founded in 1963, represents the $46.2 billion specialty automotive industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. Association resources include market research, legislative advocacy, training and product development support, as well as leading trade shows such as the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN. For more information, visit www.sema.org, www.semashow.com, or www.performanceracing.com.

175 Products Emerged Among Thousands as Voted on by Panel of International Judges

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – November 6, 2018 – Razo / Car Mate USA was recognized with 2018 Global Media Award(s) this week at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas for its d’Action 360 Dash/Action Camera.

“We are honored to have the Razo d’Action 360 dash camera selected as a Global Media Award recipient,” said Junpei Tomonaga, President & CEO of Razo / CarMate U.S.A. “Our new 360 degree dash camera will help drivers record what is occurring in front and around them while driving, all with a single device. It's the perfect drivers safety companion."

The SEMA Global Media Awards Program recognizes those companies that manufacture specialty equipment products and accessories that would have mass appeal to consumers in countries outside the United States. The products are voted on by a prestigious group of international journalists who serve as judges.

“The idea of customization and personalization has been growing throughout world,” said Linda Spencer, SEMA director of international and government relations. "Our goal is to have media experts from around the world determine which new products are likely to succeed in their home markets. The automotive specialty-equipment market is made up of enthusiasts who are passionate about the hobby, and so it’s exciting to see how their love for cars, trucks and SUVs is impacting those throughout the world.”

This year’s program included about 30 judges from 19 countries. Each judge carefully reviewed and evaluated nearly 3,000 product entries at the SEMA Show before selecting the products that they felt would resonate and appeal most to consumers in their home countries. 

RAZO has been designing and manufacturing premium automotive parts and accessories for more than 50 years. They are a Tier 1 supplier to many OEM manufactures including Toyota Motor North America and understands the importance of creating high quality automotive grade components. RAZO values consumer feedback and is constantly reviewing its products to ensure the highest quality standards.

CV&DA Holdings Inc., owners of high performance mobile audio brands Cerwin-Vega Mobile and Diamond Audio, will be exhibiting at the 2018 SEMA Show from October 30th – November 2nd in booth #11761 located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

October 26, 2018 -- Cerwin-Vega Mobile and Diamond Audio are proud to announce that they have collaborated with some of the most respectable names in the aftermarket automotive scene and these specialist fabricators have created some spectacular and dynamic audio systems for the SEMA Show. Their creations equipped with the latest Cerwin-Vega Mobile and Diamond Audio products will be featured at various locations throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Featured Cerwin-Vega Mobile SEMA builds include:

Dodge Magnum - dubbed “OYDSMAG” built by Al & Ed’s Autosound Thousand Oaks/House of Hard Knocks featuring multiple Stroker Pro Classic 18” subwoofers, Stroker Pro amplifiers, and Stroker Pro speakers located in Cerwin-Vega Mobile booth #11761.

Ford F-350 Dually – built by REZURXN/RBP featuring a classic “blow through” installation in order to accommodate Stroker Pro Classic subwoofers powered by Stroker Pro amplifiers complimented with Stroker Pro super bullet tweeters. This monster truck will be displayed in Pilot Inc./RBP booth #20113.

Dodge Ram – fabrication and installation by Plan B Fab and Rob Customs Inc., this high-riser comes pounding with multiple Stroker 10” subwoofers powered by Stroker Pro amplifiers and insane amounts of Pro series speakers and Stroker Pro super bullet tweeters. This creation will be located in American Force Wheels booth #62117.

Featured Diamond Audio SEMA builds include:

Harley Davidson Cholo – customized by Intense Car Audio. This bad boy packs Diamond Audio’s high-performance Motorsport series amplifiers to power the Motorsports pro audio style speakers and super bullet tweeters. The Diamond Audio BTDSP46 digital signal processor connects it all together to produce Diamond Audio’s signature dynamic sound quality. This custom motorcycle will be displayed in Diamond Audio booth #11761.

55 Chevy – built by WelderUp, this creepy and haunting vehicle is done up with Diamond Audio’s HEX series amplifiers, components, and subwoofers. The rear fill is satisfied by the highly versatile DES series 6.5” convertible speakers. This vehicle will be displayed in Discovery Channel booth #60006.

Mercedes Benz C63 Widebody – fabrication done by Al & Ed’s Autosound Encino, this performance luxury vehicle comes correct with Diamond Audio’s high-performance Motorsports series amplifiers delivering the power to DES series subwoofers and speakers. This sleek build is featured in Spyder Auto booth #21631.

F-250 Platinum - fabrication and installation by Plan B Fab and Rob Customs Inc., this beast comes loaded with Diamond Audio’s DES series 3-way components and multiple DES series 8” subwoofers. All powered by a HEX series mono and DES 2-channel amplifiers. Featured in American Force Wheels booth #62117.

For more information about Cerwin-Vega Mobile or Diamond Audio, please contact us at 213-261-4161.

Cerwin-Vega Mobile was presented with the 2015 SEMA Global Media Award for their latest product, the VPAS10 (VEGA Powered Active 10-inch subwoofer).
This award is voted on by an esteemed panel of worldwide journalists who serve as judges that review nearly 2,000 new products that were featured
at this year’s SEMA Show. The VPAS10 was selected by this panel as a new product that should be recognized and attain commercial success in the
automotive aftermarket industry.
The VPAS10 (Vega Powered Active Subwoofer) is an active 10-inch subwoofer that is amplified for extreme output. Encased in a solid cast aluminum
body frame for superior heat dissipation, the VPAS10 is compact enough for installation in the tightest of spaces without sacrificing performance. The
slim yet sturdy VPAS10 comes measuring in at approximately 13.6-inch x 9.6-inch x 2.6-inch (L x W x H). Power comes from a PWM MOSFET power supply with an integrated thermal protection circuit. 

The VPAS10 is rated at 200W RMS @ 2Ω, 400W MAX. Features include auto power turn on, bass boost, adjustable input sensitivity, phase switch, and RCA and High-Level Inputs. Mounting hardware and a VEGA remote bass control knob is also included. Retail pricing for the VPAS10 range from $299.99 - $349.99 USD.

 

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® announces a booth filled with custom vehicles and celebrity appearances at the 2019 SEMA Show, November 5-8. KICKER will be located in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall, booth #11861, and will play host to three groups of prominent racers from Discovery Channel’s® “STREET OUTLAWS” hit television series.

To make KICKER’s SEMA experience even more exciting, the 46-year audio brand has packed the booth with several celebrity signings. On Tuesday from 11-12 p.m., True Fire™ airbrush artist Mike Lavallee stops by the KICKER booth to meet fans and show off his recent custom build.

On Wednesday from 1-3 p.m., the stars of “STREET OUTLAWS” and the “405” brand will be at the KICKER booth. Chuck “Death Trap” Seitsinger, Ryan “Fireball” Martin and Jeff Lutz will meet fans and sign autographs.

On Thursday, more “STREET OUTLAWS” set up, beginning with Farmtruck and AZN from 10-11 a.m., followed at 1-3 p.m. by Justin “Big Chief” Shearer, Shawn “Murder Nova” Ellington and “Daddy Dave” Comstock signing autographs and meeting showgoers.

KICKER’s hottest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) offering to date, the sound system in GMC’s® MultiPro™ Tailgate is a GM® exclusive and will be demonstrated, featuring a 100-watt amplifier, 4-inch weatherproof coaxial speakers, and Bluetooth® streaming with 3.5mm audio jack and charging USB plug.

The MultiPro Tailgate System will be shown on a 2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD, which will also feature KICKER’s VSS™ (Vehicle-Specific Solutions) audio system inside the truck. The VSS system is a plug-and-play kit that includes a powered subwoofer, low power-draw amplifiers with digital signal processing (DSP) and a unique sound signature, all in factory mounting locations with no modifications to the vehicle’s interior.

Returning to the KICKER booth for 2019, Goodguys® (Rod and Custom Association) Gold Award-winning shop SicChops will bring a 1951 Oldsmobile Club Coupe, dubbed “Silvia.” Wrapped in upholstery by legendary interior artist Ron Mangus, the ‘51 Olds has a full complement of KICKER’s premier Q-Class audio equipment including an L7QB8 loaded aluminum subwoofer enclosure.

Next to Silvia, Lavallee’s 1951 Mercury will be on display, also sporting a full KICKER Q-Class audio system. The “Dead Sled” will feature four 10-inch, Q-Class subs providing the bass, while four sets of Q-Class component speakers deliver the mid and high range.

Showcasing its powersports business, KICKER will also bring a 2017 Polaris® GENERAL® to the booth. Using a KICKER/SSV Works™ Phase 5 audio kit for the front stage, the GENERAL will also include a trio of KICKER TB10 tube subwoofers, four KMTC 9-inch Horn-Loaded Tower Systems, and 2,400 additional watts of KXM-Series all-weather amplification.

More than 30 elite builders throughout the show will use KICKER gear as their audio partner of choice. Classic Car Studio, RMD Garage and the Ring Brothers are among the world-class fabricators that feature KICKER audio products in their builds this year.

Full event details are available on the SEMA Show web page at www.semashow.com.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for boat and automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand website at www.kicker.com. Consumers can follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.

Discovery Channel and STREET OUTLAWS are registered trademarks of Discovery Communications LLC.

Goodguys is a registered trademark of the Goodguy Enterprises Inc.

True Fire is a trademark of Mike Lavallee Inc., dba Killer Paint.

Polaris and GENERAL are registered trademarks of Polaris Industries, Inc.

SSV Works is a trademark of SSV Works Inc.

GMC and GM are registered trademarks of GM, its subsidiaries, affiliates or licensors.  MultiPro is a trademark of GM, its subsidiaries affiliates or licensors.

Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and its affiliates.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® announces a booth filled with custom vehicles and celebrity appearances at the 2019 SEMA Show, November 5-8. KICKER will be located in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall, booth #11861, and will play host to three groups of prominent racers from Discovery Channel’s® “STREET OUTLAWS” hit television series.

To make KICKER’s SEMA experience even more exciting, the 46-year audio brand has packed the booth with several celebrity signings. On Tuesday from 11-12 p.m., True Fire™ airbrush artist Mike Lavallee stops by the KICKER booth to meet fans and show off his recent custom build.

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, the 2015 SEMA Show announced the winners for Best New Products. The Best New Mobile Electronics Product award went to Cybcar America for its OEM Integrated Drive Assist System.

The system is plug-and-play with side cameras pre-fit to side mirrors and synced with turn signals to appear on the mirror when signals are used. 

The runner-up winners in the category were MSDP with its Racepak Street SmartWire and Auto Meter with its product, DashLink. A complete list of winners can be seen HERE

 

Hands-On Demonstrations of Latest Powersports and Connected Car Technologies

VISTA, Calif. (October 28, 2019) – Directed announced today it will be showcasing the company’s full line of Winter 2019 products at the SEMA Show 2019, including breakthrough solutions for the remote start and security, connected car, powersports and ignition interlock categories.

“We always look forward to exhibiting at SEMA, one of the hottest and most important gatherings in our industry,” said Bob Struble, Directed CEO. “We’re here to meet with our longtime 12 Volt retail partners and share with them our latest connected car and DS4 offerings. We’ll also be focused on growing our relationships and building new business in the powersports channel, as we highlight our innovative powersports products.”

Directed is demonstrating its Viper Powersports GPS Recovery and Viper Powersports Security systems installed in a 2018 Can-Am Maverick X3 MAX side-by-side. These products were specifically designed to protect and track popular powersports vehicles - motorcycles, ATVs, side by sides, watercraft and snowmobiles.

Directed is also sharing the roadmap for its flagship DS4 remote start and security technology. The expanding DS4 ecosystem, including the industry’s first wireless siren DS4WS, will be on display. Booth attendees will also experience the blazing-fast speed of Viper SmartStart Pro, the industry’s fastest connected car solution. 

Directed can be found at Booth #37024 located in the Powersports section of South Hall Upper of the Las Vegas Convention Center from November 5th – 8th.

Not a Directed Dealer? Please visit www.directed.com/contact/ or call (800) 876-0800 to become a Directed Dealer today! 

Directed is a world leader in automotive electronics, the largest North American designer and marketer of consumer-branded vehicle security and remote start systems, and a pioneer in the connected car space. Its products connect more consumers to their vehicles than anyone else on the planet. Directed markets its broad portfolio (sold under Viper®, Clifford®, Python®, Autostart®, AstroStart®, Alcohol Detection Systems® and other brands) through leading national retailers and specialty chains. For more information, contact 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..

ADAS supplier introduces large screen head unit upgrades for Toyota and Honda

October 31, 2017... Houston, TX -- DriveAssist Technologies, premier supplier of safety and convenience products for the automotive aftermarket, is introducing their first Connected Car head units featuring Smartphone for Toyota & Honda vehicles at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. Their entire lineup of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems is located in booth #11633 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center along with its parent company, Cybcar America.
Honda CVR with Factory Head Unit Honda CVR with Connected Car Head Unit.

"Our Connected Car head units are designed to replace the standard small screen factory radios in various Toyota & Honda vehicles while maintaining the factory appearance and retaining all factory settings such as steering wheel controls and factory camera said Bob Goodman, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "All units feature a 9" Touch Screen, built-in Navigation w iGo Primo™ mapping, easy Smartphone connection including Android Easy Connect™, built in WiFi and Bluetooth with audio streaming. This is the ideal solution for 12 volt specialists and expeditors with customers requesting infotainment options not available in older or lower trim level vehicles", added Goodman.

Current applications include Honda & Toyota 2013 - 2018 model year vehicles and will be available at select Retailers in mid November, MSRP of $1,199.00. To accommodate our resale partners we will offer an aggressive Freight Policy including deeply discounted "Expedited Shipping". All DriveAssist products have a Lifetime Warranty.

"ADAS" Advanced Driver Assistance Systems is the fastest growing category in the Automotive Aftermarket industry. DriveAssist's parent company Cybcar America brings 10 plus years of history supplying leading edge products that seamlessly integrate into the vehicles design. markets and we have began discussions with high profile 12 volt specialists and expeditors in the United States and Canada", says Goodman.

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