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Maxx Stiefel Passes
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With Sadness We Report the Passing of a Young Industry Member

Frederic “Maxx” Stiefel, beloved son of Maxxsonic CEO Alden Stiefel, passed away on February 16 - one day...

Fry's closes
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Fry’s Chain Closing Shows Best Buy’s Strength

Fry’s Electronics announced it is permanently closing all its stores as a result of “changes in the retail...

Alpine iLX-F409
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Alpine Ships New Halo iLX-F409

Alpine Electronics of America is now shipping what it calls "the culmination of the Alpine Halo Display lineup." ...

One Apus Ship Accidents at Sea
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More Containers Lost at Sea

Another ship, the One Apus, has hit rough seas, damaging containers of products that likely contain consumer electronics...

New Car Audio Products 2021
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Some New Products to Watch For

New products have been few and far between for the past year.  With all the factory and shipping...

Linkswell Radio 13.3 Inch Screen
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New Aftermarket 13.3-Inch Radio

A new double DIN radio with one of the largest screens to date will soon be offered by...

KnowlegeFest LIve West Announced
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Update on KnowledgeFest LIVE Heads West

The Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) announced its next KnowledgeFest Live virtual event will be held March 19-21, 2021...

JVC Mobile New MESA Program
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JVC Mobile Launches New Program

JVC Mobile launched a program for retailers based on its JVCKenwood parent company's connection to the Mobile Electronics...

Chip Shortages Ford F-150
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Chip Shortages Grow Severe

If you want to know why there are shortages in car audio, look to the car companies. Semiconductor...

Online retailer for smaller 12 volt brands
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Online Retailer for 12 Volt Startups

Xplicit Audio is an online retailer for 12 volt startups and smaller brands.  It sells at minimum advertised...

New Car Stereo Stores Open in Pandemic
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New Stores Opening Despite Pandemic

At a time when many small businesses are closing, new car audio shops are opening and dealers are...

Rydeen Add On
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Rydeen Intros Parking Sensor Add-On

Press Release: TORRANCE, CA– Rydeen Mobile Electronics announced a new and unique add on feature to the PSR4000...

Car Radios in Short Supply
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Where Are the Head Units?

About nine months since the shortages began, major head unit suppliers are still struggling to supply product, including...

New car audio amplifier standard
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CTA Tightens Rules Again on 12V Amplifiers

After passing a new stricter standard for 12 volt amplifier power ratings, now the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)...

car-stereo-Freeman's
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These 12V Categories Will Rise or Fall in 2021

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)  recently released its forecast for wholesale shipments of aftermarket car audio products for...

AAMP Joins The Industry School
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New Industry School Gets Support

The Industry School launches March 1 with its first vendor partner AAMP Global, it announced Thursday. The Industry...

Alps Alpine-JVCKenwood
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JVCKenwood, Alps Alpine Report Sales

JVCKenwood posted a profit for the first nine months of its fiscal year, which ends March 2021.  However...

SiriusXM
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SiriusXM Plans Bold Move

SiriusXM’s new CEO Jennifer Witz said Tuesday that the satellite radio company will test a free SiriusXM service...

Harman pushes after sale audio upgrades
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Harman Pushes OEM ‘After Sale’ Audio Upgrades

Harman is pushing ahead with plans to sell carmakers the ability to unlock extra amps and speakers (already...

STEER adds self-parking to many cars
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Here’s an Aftermarket Self-Park Module

A startup company out of Annapolis, MD will let you add remote parking and car summoning to your...