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With boat sales down at least 30 percent, retail marine audio sales are down by a similar degree, according to some suppliers, but other suppliers and retailers are bucking the trend.
Boat and boating accessory sales have declined 32.3 percent in year-to-date sales through May, according to Spader Business Management, which surveyed approximately 50 marine dealers. But some suppliers to boat builders believe boat sales have seen a steeper drop of closer to 50 percent.
Aamp of America purchased the car audio division of Phoenix Gold on Sept. 1 from Portland-based Rodin, making Phoenix Gold a new brand under the Aamp of America umbrella, alongside other brands including Stinger and iSimple.
Phoenix Gold home audio assets remain part of Rodin, affirmed Aamp of America.
JL Audio will be the first vendor partner of the new Mobile Electronics Specialists of America (MESA) car audio group, announced MESA.
The group launched in November to offer volume discounts on advertising and promotions and other benefits. It hopes to attract 50 car audio retailers and additional vendor partners.