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DIY Share of Car Audio
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Here’s the DIY Share of Car Audio

What's the share of the do-it-yourself (self-installed) market in car audio?  The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has...

12 Volt Dealers Closing Saturdays
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Dealers Close on Saturdays to Keep Employees Happy

Some car audio shops are closing an extra day a week or reducing hours in order to pace...

MasterTech Expo Car Stereo Training
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First 12 Volt Build-Off of Its Kind

One of the first professional build-off contests of its kind for the 12 volt industry will take place...

Expect More Price Increases This Fall
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Expect More 12 Volt Price Hikes

Many industry members expect to see another round of price increases this fall, even after some suppliers have...

Metra large screen radio dash kits
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New Metra Kits Have Larger Screens

Metra Electronics is now shipping two dash kits with its largest built-in touchscreens to date. The new TurboTouch...

US Axe Sound Connection Oddball Install
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Oddball Installs: Go Beyond the Car

By Mr Retail As you may know, we asked our 12v industry for some out-of-the-box installs. Our main...

VOXX-Directed
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VOXX Reveals Directed Sales

VOXX reported a 90 percent increase in sales for its recent quarter ended in May compared to a...

Precision Power Saddle Bag Audio
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Unusual Saddle Bag Audio From Precision Power

Epsilon Electronics is entering the motorcycle audio market under the Precision Power brand with a unique saddle bag...

Get Ready for More Stimulus
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More Gov’t Payments Due This Week

Many families with children will begin receiving a child tax credit on July 15, which could mean another...

Tier 1 v Tier2 Shipping in the Pandemic
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Two Winners of the Pandemic

There are many winners in this pandemic as the boom in car audio continues in many areas.  Here...

Fulfilling Warranty During Shortages
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Mr Retail: Juggling Warranty Items During Shortages

By Mr Retail At this point, all of us have realized there is a new reality when it...

Raven Audio for car
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Raven Audio Pushes Into Car Market

Raven Audio is a high end audio component maker aimed, until now, almost exclusively at the home market....

car radio shortage
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Latest Update on Shortages

According to industry predictions, dealers can expect shortages to continue into next year, and possibly into the second...

mObridge Ships Ford A2B Preamps
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mObridge Ships Ford A2B Preamps

mObridge announced a new Ford A2B preamp series for easy integration of aftermarket audio amplifiers into Ford 2018...

Mr Retail
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Editorial: Brand Loyalty During Shortages

By Mr Retail Let’s be honest for a moment. We all have our favorite brands to sell. It...

Accele to offer car radios
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Old Familiar Brand Jumps in Car Radio Market

Accele will enter the car radio market in August with two unique radios in response to the shortages...

GM Deletes Radio Feature in Trucks
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GM Trucks Ship Without Radio Feature

The shortage of microchips is forcing car makers to choose which features to cut.  General Motors recently said...

Pioneer Executive Kevan Morris Passes
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Pioneer Executive VP Passes

Kevan Morris, a well-loved leader at Pioneer Electronics for decades, passed on Saturday at an all too young...

Harley Replacement Radio with CarPlay PPI
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New Replacement Radio For Harley With CarPlay

Precision Power (PPI), an Epsilon brand,  showed at KnowledgeFest in Orlando, its first motorcycle audio products including an...

Sony New High End Car Radio
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New Sony High End Deck For November

Sony Electronics Inc. announced its first head unit under its newly revived high end Mobile ES line of...