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Creative Marine Display Boosts Sales

Bailey's Audio - Marine DisplayLake Charles, LA – Like most car audio retailers, Bailey’s Audio has sold and installed equipment in boats throughout the years. Store manager Blake Thibodeaux told “Over the last couple of years we noticed our customers were looking for better sound in their boats and skiers behind the tow boat wanted to hear the music. In addition, many 12volt manufacturers began to offer better marine audio and new companies were entering the market with innovative new products.”

dB Drag & USACi Joint FinalsIt's Going to be LOUD!

Grizz and Brandon are XXX. 15,000 watts of power and 18" subsLowell, AR / Austin, TX – The concept of a unified or joint Finals isn’t a new concept among soundoff organizations. The concept will become reality this year in Tulsa, OK the weekend of October 3rd and 4th. Based on information around the 12volt industry dB Drag Racing and USACi are well on the way to implementing a joint Finals that has every chance for success.

Alpine Electronics Launches New Web Site for Authorized Dealers

'Alpine Connected' HomepageTORRANCE, CA – For mobile electronics retailers looking to stay on the cutting edge of the latest product news, installation advice and manufacturer’s support, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. today introduced “Alpine Connected,” a dedicated Web site for U.S.-based authorized Alpine retailers to help keep them ahead of the curve.

Alpine Connected is far more than a repository for product information and owner’s manuals; it is an interactive community. Authorized dealers get exclusive access to engage in forums and pose questions to Alpine experts.

Massive Audio Presents New 2010 'NANO BLOCK' Series Amplifiers

Massive Audio Nano Block N2's with the NX in betweenCity of Commerce, CA – Massive Audio, a leader of high performance car audio for over 12 years, is now a leader in “Micro Circuit Typology”.

Massive Audio is advancing micro technology, intelligent design and precision assembly in creating the “Nano Block” series power amplifiers for 2010! These four fully compliant CEA 2006 rated amplifiers are designed to fit into restrictive or limited spaces associated in today’s mobile audio world.

'The Specialist' Wins 2009 Pioneer Sound Build-Off Competition

Pioneer Sound Buildoff WinnersLong Beach, CA – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today announced The Specialist as the winner of the 2009 Pioneer Sound Build-Off competition for having built the best demo/competition vehicle, honored at the company’s annual Mobile Entertainment Road Show event held in Long Beach, Calif., on Saturday, June 13, 2009.

NAV-TV Experiences Continued Growth

NAV-TVBoca Raton, FL – During a recent trip to South Florida, had the pleasure of stopping in to visit with the team at NAV-TV, headquartered in Boca Raton. It had been nearly 2 years since we first toured their manufacturing facility – so this was a great opportunity to see first-hand the remarkable growth they have experienced as a company.

Mark Eldridge on Boat Installations

Mark EldridgeMark Eldridge, MSE (Mobile Soundstage Engineering), prepared a list of considerations for marine audio installations.

Eldridge told “Marine audio is an area where 12volt retailers can get a leg up – even in this economy. Marine audio installations are basically the same as car audio and generally don’t require any additional tools. That being said, there are definitely some pitfalls to avoid that I covered in my Top 11 Considerations.”

Let's Rock the Boat!

rtb-logo-125x63SHREVEPORT, LA – June 21st officially marks the first day of summer. The recreational boating season is in full swing across the US. said “Let’s Rock the Boat” some weeks ago. From the reports we are receiving many 12volt retailers are in fact doing big numbers in the marine audio category. Sales increases over 2008 in many cases are reported to be up over 50%. 12volt retailers who are onboard are also rocking the cash register.

Kenwood Delivers New Highly Advanced Marine Receiver

Kenwood KMR-700ULong Beach, CA – Kenwood USA Corporation announced the delivery of the Company’s new flagship marine audio receiver with unique features, rugged construction and legendary Kenwood audio performance.

Kenwood’s new flagship marine audio system is the KMR-700U ($400.00 suggested retail price), a model positioned to be among the marine industry’s most advanced and highest-performing audio systems.