New York — The Anti-Defamation League’s National Consumer Technology Industry divisio
Chicago – Maxxsonics is redesigning most of its Hifonics subwoofer lineup with the February shipment of five models that deliver greater power handling and deeper bass than their predecessors.
The dual-voice-coil, 4-ohm products, which will be displayed at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas during CES, consist of the $169-suggested 12-inch Brutus, $139 12-inch Atlas, two Hercules models at $109 and $99, and the $79 Zeus. Maximum power handling ranges from 600 to 1,200 watts.
Mt. Olympus woofers remain in the line for competition-level enthusiasts.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Cypress, Calif. – Allen Gharapetian has joined Clarion as marketing VP.
Gharapetian brings more than 20 years of marketing and product management experience to Clarion, having previously held positions at SRS Labs, Memorex Products and Yamaha.
At Clarion, he will be in charge of OEM and retail marketing and product planning, retail and commercial vehicle product planning, and connected products and services planning.
He reports to Clarion Corporation of America president Paul Lachner.
Los Angeles – High-end home-audio supplier Krell Industries entered the car audio market with the launch of a Krell-branded sound system in the 2014 Acura RLX.
The luxury car’s premium OEM system, developed in collaboration with Krell, put in an appearance here at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The sound system’s main amplifier channels use the same bipolar power transistors appearing in Krell’s home amps to deliver a third less distortion than a “leading competitor’s flagship luxury car amplifier,” Krell said.
Oxnard, Calif. – Sound Storm Laboratories has begun shipping four in-dash multimedia head units, all with 7-inch wide-screen touchscreens.
Two models feature motorized screen that flips out of a single-DIN chassis. The other two are double-DIN models.
Tampa Bay, Fla. – Car stereo accessories supplier iSimple is expanding its distribution to Sears Automotive and Kmart stores.
The retail chains will offer products from the brand’s StrongHold line of tablet- and smartphone-mounting kits and several other products.
StrongHold products began appearing this month in 800 Sears Automotive stores, and about 1,200 Kmart stores will feature the products in a new display area called “The Gift Bar,” said Bogden Nedeclu, senior VP/GM of iSimple parent Aamp of America.
Stillwater, Okla. – Kicker teamed up with Shopatron to launch an on-line store that lets Kicker sell online and have orders fulfilled by its dealer network
Products ordered online by consumers can shipped directly from the nearest stocking retailer or made available for in-store pickup at the retailer of their choice, Shopatron said.
New York — SiriusXM generated record revenues for any quarter in its fiscal third quarter and the highest increase in the number of third-quarter net new subscribers since the July 2009 merger of the two satellite services.
Las Vegas – Pioneer is getting a head start on its 2013 car audio product lineup with the launch here at the SEMA show of five single-DIN CD players, five double-DIN multimedia head units, 11 speakers, four subwoofers and three amps.
Long Beach, Calif. – Pioneer will go the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas next Tuesday to host its first AppRadio Hackathon, which is designed to promote the development of apps for Pioneer head units equipped with AppRadio technology.
The touchscreens of AppRadio-equipped heads units control compatible apps on cable-connected iPhones.
Long Beach, Calif. – Pioneer has tested the iPhone 5 with its current car stereo head units, found incompatibilities with select models, and hopes to resolve the issues, marketing VP Ted Cardenas told TWICE.
Although the iPhone 5 is compatible with the majority of Pioneer’s 20 current head units, five models are incompatible in a variety of ways. Those head units are the AppRadio, AppRadio2, and three heads with Advanced App Mode: the AVIC-X940BT, AVIC-Z140BH, and AVH-P8400BH.