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Alpine introduces modular Halo subwoofer enclosures
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Alpine Intros Halo Sub Enclosures

Alpine Electronics is offering for the first time a full line of pre-loaded subwoofer enclosures.  The Halo enclosures...

Alpine-PXE-09-DSP
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Alpine Intros Wireless Hi-Res DSP

Alpine Electronics is launching a new wireless digital signal processor (DSP) that processes in Hi-Res Audio, up to...

Metra HVAC interfaces for Pioneer radios
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Pioneer and Metra in New Collaboration

Metra Electronics showed at CES a new line of HVAC and other interfaces, specifically for Pioneer radios. The...

JBL DSP/amp for cars
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Harman Returns to DSP Market

Following its ground-breaking MS-8 digital signal processor/amplifier, off the market for six or seven years now, Harman is...

US China trade deal tariffs
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Are Tariffs Hurting 12 Volt?

On Wednesday, President Trump signed a partial truce in the trade war with China leading to changes in...

Bose closes retail stores
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Bose To Close All Retail Stores

Bose will close all of its retail stores in North America as well as Europe, Japan and Australia,...

Pioneer-DMH-W4660NEX
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Pioneer Decks to Work with K40 Radar

Five new Pioneer Electronics NEX decks  will work with two K40 radar detectors, when used with an optional...

Top car audio products CES 2020
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Top 12 Volt Products of CES

The top car radios and 12 volt products at CES last week, based on clicks on CEoutlook stories,...

Viper Smartkey eliminates car key
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Directed to Ship SMARTKEY This Summer

Directed will ship this summer a SMARTKEY system that eliminates the need to carry a car key. Its...

Klipsch enters car market with Panasonic
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Panasonic and Klipsch to Create Car Audiophile Systems

Klipsch is entering the OEM car audio market in a collaboration with Panasonic Automotive. At CES, Klipsch, a...

Alpine's first dashcams
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One of Alpine’s First Dashcams Works With its Radios

Alpine Electronics announced its first dashcams at CES,  including one model that can work with Alpine radios. The...

Pioneer Alexa radios
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Pioneer, Boss Get an Alexa First

Have you noticed that nearly all the car radios with Alexa voice control are single DIN?  At CES,...

Directed SMARTVIEW
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Directed Shows Next Phase of Car Security

Directed is showing what it calls "the future of security"-- live 4G surveillance of the car. It will...

JVC car AV receivers CES 2020
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JVC Intros Two Advanced AV Receivers

JVC Mobile Entertainment is introducing two all wireless AV receivers that, like new Kenwood eXcelon Reference decks, allow...

SiriusXM the Tour
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Sirius Intros First Aftermarket 360L Receiver

SiriusXM introduced its first 360L car receiver for the aftermarket.  With the new 360L service, drivers get on-demand...

Kenwood shows radios with 10-inch screens
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Kenwood, JVC Join Large Screen Radio Craze

Kenwood Electronics and JVC Mobile are showing at CES 2020, 10-inch radio models, joining a sweeping trend here...

Alpine introduces car radio with 11 inch screen
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Alpine Intros 11-Inch Deck

Alpine kicked off 2020 by showing at CES the largest radio screen from a top tier supplier. The...

New Alpine stackable mini amp for car
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New ‘Stack’ Amp From Alpine

Alpine Electronics is adding a second mini amplifier to its PowerStack series designed to "stack" behind Alpine's popular...

Pioneer DMH-WT8600NEX
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Pioneer Intros 9 & 10 Inch Floating Radios

At CES today, Pioneer Electronics is debuting new floating radios in its NEX line including a 10.1-inch model...

New Kenwood car radios CES 2020
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Kenwood Radios Feature Hi-Res Streaming

New Kenwood radios will now allow Hi-Res Audio streaming over Bluetooth from select smartphones. Kenwood is adding a...