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Floating Radios Catch On
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Floating Radio Sales Climb

Since Alpine first introduced its Halo "floating" radios over three years ago, the category has been gaining steadily,...

Rockford Audio System for Polaris Ranger
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Rockford Intros Two Powersports Audio Systems

Rockford Fosgate announced two new audio systems specific to Polaris and Can-Am vehicles. The RNGR18-STG1 audio system for...

12v sales slow with back to school
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12V Sales Take a Breather

For an industry that's been going great guns for over a year, many dealers are seeing the first...

Banda Pushes Into US Market
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Brazilian Amp Maker You May Not Know

Banda AudioParts is a Brazilian amplifier company which claims to offer the highest RMS-rated full range 4-channel amplifier...

Car Stereo Dealers Turn to Walmart for Radios
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More Dealers Turn to Walmart for Inventory

Car audio dealers are increasingly turning to Walmart and other mass merchants to buy CarPlay head unit inventory,...

Kicker SEMA
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3 Suppliers Pull Out of SEMA Show

At least three suppliers have cancelled plans to exhibit at the SEMA Show in November due to rising...

Accele to offer car radios
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Accele Decks Ships This Month

CORRECTION: We apologize for the newsletter headline that incorrectly stated Accele will ship CarPlay decks.  This was an...

HKI Enters OEM Integration
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SounDigital’s HKI Soft Launches Integration

HKI, which sells the SounDigital, Ground Zero and Four Connect brands, is entering the OEM integration market and...

Dealers Chip in on Air Freight
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Dealers Chip in For Air Shipping Decks

At least three top car radio manufacturers have provided dealers/distributors the option, on select occasions, to chip in...

Beginner's Mistakes in Truck Accessories
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Beginner Mistakes Selling Truck Accessories    

By Mr Retail Planning for the future is a natural part of owning a business. And with all...

Amazon Near Sold Out Top Brands CarPlay
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Even Amazon is Low on Decks

CarPlay/Android Auto car radio shortages continue to worsen with August said to be the most challenging month of...

Odd Ball Installs Dodge Journey
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Odd Ball Installs–Dodge Journey

By Mr Retail Nu Image Audio in Salina, Kansas submitted an interesting build to us recently.  The shop...

Oliver-Marketing-
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Oliver Marketing Buys 12V Rep/Distributor

Oliver Marketing, a rep firm in Auburn, WA has acquired the 12 volt business of Pacific Northwest rep...

Triton Appoints New Leader
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New Leader at Triton Audio

Former National Sales Manager for BOSS Audio, Jason Hannon, has been named VP Sales and Marketing for Triton...

Remote Start Penetration
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Remote Start Penetration in New Cars

By next year, remote start and security will be available in some form in 90 percent of cars...

Car-Toys-Hi-REs Audio-room
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Aftermarket Marks Milestone

For the first time since 2007, the aftermarket will see an increase in audio shipments to dealers in...

Firstech iDataStart
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Firstech Adds iDataStart to Brand Mix

Firstech, maker of Compustar and DroneMobile remote start brands, is adding the iDataStart remote start brand from Automotive...

Remote Start on Allocation
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Remote Start Sees Tight Supplies

Suppliers say they expect remote start supply issues this year.  VOXX, which also sells leading Directed remote start,...

BOSS Elite Upgrades Line
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BOSS Elite to Upgrade Lineup

BOSS Elite and Planet PRO, after gaining share in the past 18 months, will add new features to...

Best Buy to pilot AutoTech hub
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Best Buy Testing AutoTech Mega Hub

Best Buy revealed about a half dozen new and evolving test pilot programs including the creation of  “AutoTech...