Car News

Best Buy to sell luggage, patio furniture
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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 to sell luggage, patio furniture
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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." ...

One Apus Ship Accidents at Sea
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More Containers Lost at Sea

Another ship, the One Apus, has hit rough seas, damaging containers of products that likely contain consumer electronics...

New Car Audio Products 2021
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Some New Products to Watch For

New products have been few and far between for the past year.  With all the factory and shipping...

Linkswell Radio 13.3 Inch Screen
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New Aftermarket 13.3-Inch Radio

A new double DIN radio with one of the largest screens to date will soon be offered by...

KnowlegeFest LIve West Announced
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Update on KnowledgeFest LIVE Heads West

The Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) announced its next KnowledgeFest Live virtual event will be held March 19-21, 2021...

JVC Mobile New MESA Program
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JVC Mobile Launches New Program

JVC Mobile launched a program for retailers based on its JVCKenwood parent company's connection to the Mobile Electronics...

Chip Shortages Ford F-150
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Chip Shortages Grow Severe

If you want to know why there are shortages in car audio, look to the car companies. Semiconductor...

Online retailer for smaller 12 volt brands
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Online Retailer for 12 Volt Startups

Xplicit Audio is an online retailer for 12 volt startups and smaller brands.  It sells at minimum advertised...

New Car Stereo Stores Open in Pandemic
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New Stores Opening Despite Pandemic

At a time when many small businesses are closing, new car audio shops are opening and dealers are...

Car Radios in Short Supply
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Where Are the Head Units?

About nine months since the shortages began, major head unit suppliers are still struggling to supply product, including...