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Chris Cook,on Car Audio Sales
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Latest Car Audio Sales Figures

Car audio sales are projected to increase by 30 percent in September compared to the same month a...

Compustar new remote start kits with DroneMobile
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Compustar Adds New Feature to Remote Start Transmitters

Firstech, parent of Compustar and DroneMobile, announced two remote start transmitter kits with new close-range technology for added...

car radio shortages persist in pandemic
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Shortage Update on Head Units

Two head unit suppliers say the car audio industry has lost about a full calendar quarter’s worth of...

Hertz-H8-DSP
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Hertz Gets Aggressive in Marine Audio

Hertz is shipping its first marine audio amplifier with built-in DSP as part of an aggressive push into...

shortages car stereo
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Some Dealers Add Brands for Keeps Due to Shortages

Some dealers say they will stick with the new car audio brands they've tried out over the past...

Kenwood 10 Inch car radio
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Kenwood, JVC 10-Inch Radios Due Next Week With Surprise Feature

KENWOOD and JVC expect to ship their highly anticipated 10.1-inch floating screen radios next week with a surprise...

SiriusXM
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SiriusXM to be Standard on Nearly All GM Vehicles

Under a new agreement with SiriusXM, General Motors will equip nearly all Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles...

Wireless Android Auto problems Android 11
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Android Auto Glitches Reported After Android 11 Downloads

Users who recently updated to Android 11 are reporting problems with Android Auto Wireless including glitches in music...

Nakamichi car radios in stock
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Nakamichi Air Ships New CarPlay Deck

Nakamichi Car Audio announced it is air shipping to the US, a thousand units of a new 2021...

car stereo
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Car Audio’s Second Chance

By Ata Ehdaivand   One thing that’s kind of neat right now is there’s a lot of customers...

remote start
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Long Range Weather Forecast for Remote Start Season

As remote start sales are dependent on the weather, we pay close attention to the long-range forecasts for...

Morel introduces new audiophile car audio line
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Morel Announces New Audiophile Speaker Line

Morel is introducing its most complete new lineup to date, offering more tweeter options, and speakers with wider...

Blackburn, Boyd Healy Car Toys
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Car Toys Appoints New Director of High End Audio

A Car Toys store manager, Jeremy Boyd, who started the chain's push to Hi-Res Audio, has been promoted...

Best Selling Amps Subs in Pandemic
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Best Selling 12V Amps, Speakers in Pandemic

During the pandemic, secondary brands are gaining market share as first tier companies run out of product, sending...

Car Tunes Detroit in pandemic
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A 12 Volt Chain’s Pandemic Story

What do you do when store traffic is overwhelming, you are running out of product and three employees...

Alpine PXE-X09 wireless DSP for car
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Alpine Ships Wireless DSP

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

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Goes On Preorder Sept 2

Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Z Fold 2 Tuesday, offering an improved screen, better hinge and streamlined imaging between...

The Industry School
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New Virtual 12V University Announced

A new online '12 volt university’ has been announced by former Mobile Electronics magazine editor Solomon Daniels and...

Owlcam 4G dashcam
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4G Dashcam Market Takes a Shift

The 4G dashcam is one of the biggest innovations in car security in years.  But even as it's...

car audio installer
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Proposed Training For Green Installers

As more retailers attempt to "grow their own" car audio installers, or train them from scratch, there may...