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Chip Shortages Ford F-150
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Ford Delays Infotainment in F150

Ford announced that it will build F150 trucks and Edge SUVs in North America without certain modules including...

Metra dash kit for Cadillac SRX
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First of Kind Kit for Metra

Metra Electronics is shipping its first dash kit to include an OLED screen. It's designed to allow most...

Praspekt360
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New Social Media Guru for 12 Volters

A former retailer has launched a new social media company for car audio, window tint and automotive retailers,...

Jeep Wagoneer
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3 New Cars Show Infotainment Trends

Three new vehicles—the Jeep Wagoneer and two upcoming BMW electric vehicles-- show the current trends in infotainment: multiple...

mecp-tech
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Dealers Raise Labor Rates and Other Fees

As suppliers increase dealer costs on many car audio products, so dealers are starting to raise service fees...

Precision Power Vertical Amplifier
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Precision Power Moves Upscale

Precision Power is going upscale as parent company Epsilon wants to return the brand to its original luster,...

House passes stimulus
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Stimulus Passes: 12V Impact Expected

The US House of Representatives passed Biden’s $1.9 trillion Coronavirus relief bill, which means $1,400 stimulus payments could...

car audio suppliers raise prices
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Another Round of 12 Volt Price Hikes

Many car audio companies are now raising prices, due to the higher cost of parts and freight. Kenwood...

Oracle Vector Grill Wins Lawsuit
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12V Company Wins Again Against Chinese Counterfeiter

After first winning a court battle against a Chinese counterfeiter almost a year ago, Oracle Lighting said it...

Best Buy President to Step Down
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Best Buy Reorganizes Car Audio Managers

There’s a changing of the guard in car audio buyers and managers at Best Buy effective today.  Long...

AAMP's Stinger first marine deck
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AAMP Ships its First Marine Deck

AAMP Global's Stinger brand is shipping its first marine deck. The new SPXM1 has a 2.7-inch full color...

More car stereo companies raising prices
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When Will Tariffs Go Away?

The car audio industry has paid handsomely under the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.  Suppliers estimate the...

Frank's Pioneer install
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Install of the Month

Here is an install performed by Frank's High Fidelity of Waterbury, CT on a 2013 Maserati GranTurismo. It...

Volvo News on EVs by 2030
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Volvo News Signals Big Change in Autos

Volvo announced Tuesday that it will not only be fully electric by 2030, but that its electric vehicles...

top selling AV deck
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Top AV Deck for 2020

The best selling AV deck in 2020 in both units and dollars, according to the NPD Group, was...

Best Buy President to Step Down
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More Changes at Best Buy

Because of the shift to online sales, Best Buy laid off 5,000 employees and is moving to smaller...

Rockford-M5-amplifiers2021
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Rockford Marine Amps Show New Rating

Rockford Fosgate began shipping its first amplifiers to carry Dynamic Power ratings as well as RMS ratings. Dynamic...

Maxx Stiefel Passes
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With Sadness We Report the Passing of a Young Industry Member

Frederic “Maxx” Stiefel, beloved son of Maxxsonic CEO Alden Stiefel, passed away on February 16 - one day...

Fry's closes
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Fry’s Chain Closing Shows Best Buy’s Strength

Fry’s Electronics announced it is permanently closing all its stores as a result of “changes in the retail...

Alpine iLX-F409
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Alpine Ships New Halo iLX-F409

Alpine Electronics of America is now shipping what it calls "the culmination of the Alpine Halo Display lineup." ...