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Jensen Revamps Automotive Line

Now Shipping Flagship Multimedia Head Units,
New “Revolution” Speaker Line and Redesigned “Power” Series Amplifiers

HAUPPAUGE, NY (06.03.11) – Jensen today announced that they are now shipping their flagship multimedia head units; the VM9224BT and VM9424BT, their brand new “Revolution” speaker line and their newly redesigned “POWER” series amplifiers to national, regional and 12-volt specialty stores. The Jensen brand is marketed by Audiovox Electronics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Audiovox Corporation, (NASDAQ VOXX).

“Our 2011 product line for Jensen represents a new direction for the line as we build on the success of our in dash mobile multi-media line and revisit the Jensen roots with a new speaker line,” said Tom Malone, president, Audiovox Electronic Corporation. “Many people forget that Peter Jensen invented the car speaker and this new line is a tribute to his innovation in that category.”

Designed for the mobile audiophile, Jensen has it all, from sophisticated mobile multimedia units that bring the best in interactive connectivity to the vehicle to heart-thumping amplifiers that drive the latest addition to our legendary speaker lines.

Multimedia Head Units:

Heading the line is the VM9424BT with the highest consumer demand features like built-in navigation system with map data for the U.S. Alaska, Hawaii & Puerto Rico with 11 million POIs and 3D landmarks. The system also offers turn-by-turn voice guidance in 3 languages, English, French and Spanish. It comes equipped with built-in Bluetooth(R) and external microphone for optimal voice recognition, hi-res 6.2” touch screen, Made for iPhone and iPod, is XM Satellite Radio ready as well as offers rear USB with MediaLink interface, front panel SD Card slot and a front facing 3.5mm A/V input. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP): $649.99

The VM9224BT retails for $399.99 and offers the same user experience as the VM9424BT but without the built-in navigation. This system is however navigation ready for those that want to add this functionality in the future and is compatible with the Jensen NAV102 GPS navigation module which features over 11 million POIs with U.S. mapping and turn-by-turn guidance. The NAV102 is available now with an MSRP: $299.99

“Consumers want connectivity to emerging media platforms, and our customers know they can depend on Jensen for connectivity options – with multiple interfaces for total flexibility that are dependable and affordable,” said Malone.

Revolutionary Speakers:

“Revolution‟ is a high-performance speaker line; powerful but controlled and balanced by nuance and clarity. They are reminiscent of the glory days of speaker innovation when the Jensen brand ruled the industry and feature eight popular sizes with peak power handling capability from 140W – 400W (35 – 100W continuous power).

All of the systems in the line have nitrile rubber surround for maximum excursion and linearity, many include a vented pole piece or spider for better heat dissipation and mechanical damping. In addition, they have optimized suspension, polycarbonate tweeters and low distortion polypropylene woofers. There are coaxial and triaxial speakers as well as a component system and sizes range from 3.5” to 6” x 9” with MSRPs ranging form $39.99 to $129.99/pr.

“There is no question that Jensen is back in the automotive speaker business. With a host of ingenious engineering breakthroughs in design, acoustical integrity and construction,our new line of Revolution Series speakers surely lives up to its name,” said Malone. “ Jensen continues to deliver what consumers and our retail partners expect from the Jensen brand…quality, performance, style and value.”

Jensen Power Amplifiers:

Jensen’s newly redesigned “POWER” series amplifier line illustrates our commitment to autosound not just a market leading in dash systems. The new line is sure to give our retail partners a competitive edge. It all starts with a high style European look with a piano black finish that is the perfect match for the quality and technology inside. The “POWER” series is one of the strongest lines to come out of the company in recent history with four models that includes a mono unit, a 2-channel, a 4 channel and a 5-channel amplifier. MSRPs range from $89.99 to $299.99.

All the amplifiers feature High and Low Pass Filters, Variable Bass EQ, Pass-Thru RCA’s, Encapsulated Power and Speaker Connectors, Protection circuits that safeguard against short circuits, DC-offset and Thermal Overload, Green operation and red protection LED’s, extruded Aluminum heat sinks and Blue illuminated VU level meters. In addition, the Power series’ output ranges from 400 all the way to 1320 watts and an under-dash remote level control.

Malone concluded, “Amazing sound, spectacular images and high octane entertainment is the value Jensen brings to its customers.”

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