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Focused Marketing
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12V Rep Firm Closes

A stocking rep firm for Alpine, and manufacturer's rep for brands including JL Audio, Scosche, Elettromedia, Epsilon and...

Gas Prices Fall
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Average Gas Price Heads to $3, Helps Holiday Sales

The cost of gas is fast falling to the point it may be helping holiday sales. The average...

CES Innovation Awards 2023 In Vehicle
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CES Innovation Award Winners

The Consumer Technology Assn. (CTA) announced the first batch of Innovation Award winners for 2023. Among the awards...

Crutchfield Sales
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Black Friday 12V Sales Results

Most dealers we polled said Black Friday weekend sales were up over last year but down from pre-pandemic...

Sundown Audio Acquired by XS Power Company
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Sundown Audio Acquired by 12V Company

Sundown Audio is in the process of being acquired for an undisclosed sum by a sister company to...

Crutchfield Hints at 12V Sales
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Crutchfield Hints at 12V Sales

Crutchfield is usually very private about its sales results.  However, Founder Bill Crutchfield recently told us that the...

ADS Weblink HUB
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ADS Ships New Remote Start Solution

Automotive Data Solutions (ADS) is now shipping a new type of flashing system for remote start. It's new...

LG Invisible Speaker
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 “Invisible Speaker” Wins CES Innovation Award

An "Invisible" car speaker that will be available commercially in the first half of 2023 was announced by...

Firstech wiring app remote start
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Firstech Intros Wiring App

Firstech (maker of brands including Compustar and DroneMobile) announced the launch of the myFirstech App, that provides wiring...

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12V Pro Audio Gains Ground

Kicker and Memphis Audio were among the brands introducing new pro car audio lines at the SEMA Show...

Executive Moves to Race Sport
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Industry Exec Leaves Lighting Company

Industry executive JR Stocks who worked his way up the ranks in retail to take senior management posts...

Borla Active Performance Sound
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More on the Borla/AudioControl ‘Audio Exhaust’

You may remember that Borla Performance Industries has teamed with AudioControl to offer a new bolt-on external dynamic...

6 Things to Do When business is Down
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6 Things to Do if Business is Down

By Mr Retail If you are like many folks in the mobile electronics industry, business has gotten soft....

AlpsAlpine JVCKENWOOD
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JVCKenwood, AlpsAlpine First Half Sales

JVCKenwood and AlpsAlpine  saw improvement in their total first half results (which ended September 30, 2022). They both...

LinksWell 15-Inch Car Radio
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Largest Car Radio to Date?

LinksWell unveiled at the recent SEMA Show what may be the largest-screened car radio to date.  The Android-based...

Tunes N Tint Promotion
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Tunes-N-Tint’s Movie Marketing

Tunes-N-Tint recently rented out a local movie theater for a special pre-release screening of "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"...

DD Audio Goes Online
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DD Audio Adds Online Distribution

As the Internet is where half of adults shop exclusively, DD Audio, a long-time dealer-direct brand, is adding...

holoride VR for the car
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New VR for the Car Due Next Year

Holoride, which turns rear seat entertainment into a "theme park-like ride," is due in the US next year...

Focal K2 Car Speakers
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Focal Launches New High End Line

Focal is continuing to evolve its K2 Power line of speakers with an updated series using an unusual...

Nakamichi DSD Car Amplifier
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Nakamichi Shows High End DSD Amp

Nakamichi unveiled at the SEMA Show last week one of the few car audio amplifiers to allow streaming...