Before it left the car stereo aftermarket effective this month, Boston Acoustics was selling a bit over $4 million worth of amps and speakers, according to two reliable industry sources.
Boston sold about $1 million in goods in Southern California and about $1/2 million in the Northeast, sources said.
Its exit left some retailers scrambling for new lines but other retailers are simply devoting more attention to existing lines.
Hertz is one of the bigger winners from Boston’s aftermarket exit. The company said it has been adding retailers since Boston announced its exit in March. Dealers including Texas-based Custom Sounds, with 16-stores and Car Fi, based in Missouri–one of the original Boston Acoustics retailers–say they have switched to Hertz.
Representatives from Focal, German Maestro and JBL and Infinity also say they have added customers since Boston announced it’s exit.
Crutchfield was a key Boston retailers as was the In-Car Experts marketing/buying group.