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SiriusXM Guardian Jeep, Chrysler
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New Change at SiriusXM

SiriusXM announced it will launch a new "super premium" plan in the coming months. The satellite radio company...

Car Radio Prices Rise on ebay, Amazon
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CarPlay Radio Prices Rise on Ebay, Amazon

Consumers can expect to pay more online for some of the more popular aftermarket CarPlay/Android Auto decks, due...

Alpine Introduces New Car Audio Processor
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Alpine Ships New Processor

Alpine Electronics of America is shipping a new processor with 25 watts of built-in power and a new...

JVCKenwood Revises Earnings for Year
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JVCKenwood Changes Forecast

JVCKenwood Corporation changed its forecast for the full year that ended March 31.  Instead of a swing to...

Sony Introduced 3 New Car Radios
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Sony Introduces 3 New Receivers

Sony Electronics announced three new car audio receivers, including a new entry level model at $299 plus two...

DS18 to offer CarPlay
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DS18 Enters CarPlay Market

DS18, the brand known for its pro car audio, marine and off road products, will offer its first...

BOSS-Big
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New Planet Pro Brand From BIG

BOSS International Group (BIG) is introducing a new Minimum Advertised Price--protected brand.  Called Planet Pro, it is a...

car radio shortage
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When Will Radio Shortages End?

Now that a Tier 1 CarPlay radio is a rare commodity, we asked top retailers and distributors when...

semiconductor chip
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More Chip Factory Problems

Chip factory problems are hitting the news headlines on a weekly if not daily basis, as shortages continue...

JVC Mobile enters dashcam market
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JVC Mobile Enters New Market

JVC Mobile is entering the dashcam market with a sub-$100 model that it hopes will bring JVC's camera...

distributors
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Distributors React to Head Unit Shortage

The shortage of car audio head units has intensified since January, forcing distributors to adjust. Some are buying...

Memphis Adds High End Sub Enclosures
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Memphis Ships High End Loaded Sub Boxes

Memphis Audio is shipping its first high end pre-loaded enclosures. The boxes are loaded with higher end woofers...

He Repairs Radios
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This Guy Repairs Old Car Radios

Some car radios never die; especially when Brad Owens of Vintage Alpine Repair get his hands on them....

JBL Spare Tire Subwoofer Passive Version
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JBL Intros New Spare Tire Sub (No Amp This Time)

JBL Car Audio is shipping at the end of the month a new version of its spare-tire subwoofer...

Spotify Car Thing
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Spotify Launches “Car Thing”

Spotify is launching a dashboard-mount device for cars to a limited number of users, by invitation only. The...

Amplifier Fits in Subwoofer
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Amplifier is a Speaker Terminal for Subwoofer Box

Orca Design and Manufacturing announced it is shipping the Gladen ATM, a micro amplifier that replaces the speaker...

Is the Stimulus boosting 12 volt sales
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12V Sales: Is the Stimulus Working?

Based on many interviews and postings on the Mobile Electronics Syndicate, it appears this latest round of stimulus...

Best Buy to sell luggage, patio furniture
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Best Buy Pilots New Program

Best Buy is offering a pilot program called Best Buy Beta that rivals some of Amazon Prime features...

chip shortage
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 Will Congress Help With Chip Shortages?

The auto industry is getting serious about asking Congress for help with chip supply. But what about help...

Tesla Model 3 EV's Impact Car Audio
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Electric Vehicles Will Impact 12V Market

Electric vehicles are gaining in popularity, and car audio companies are beginning to take note. The EV or...