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MONTREAL — Automotive Data Systems (ADS) has outlined a roadmap to expand the compatibility of its $169-suggested iDatalink Maestro RR OEM-integration module with more vehicles and expand the module’s feature set.
The module retains the functionality of factory infotainment systems when connected between a vehicle’s databus and select 2012-2013 Kenwood double-DIN A/V and A/V-navigation head units equipped with a touchscreen. Vehicle-specific T-harnesses are also available to simplify the install.
CHICAGO — While radar detectors can be somewhat of a sleepy segment, Cobra expects product sales to improve in 2013, and it’s peppering the category with multiple new entrants and a planned update for its iRadar Community.
TEMPE, ARIZ. – Blaupunkt is planning to ship a new in-dash multimedia-navigation system, a new A/V multimedia head unit and its first mono amp to the car audio aftermarket.
The navigation system is the $699-suggested New York, which ships at the end of March to replace a current New York nav system.
STAMFORD, CONN. – Harman plans to market OEM-infotainment hardware and software upgrades and streaming services through automakers, car dealers and aftermarket retailers.
NEW YORK – The marine-audio market might represent a sliver of the overall mobile aftermarket, but factory-level dollar sales were up at double-digit percentage rates in 2012, prompting car electronics supplier to launch of new products.
CYPRESS, CALIF. – Clarion is launching four new head units, two Class D amps, two subs and five speaker pairs. They’re due late in the first quarter and in the middle of the second quarter.
LAS VEGAS – Kicker unveiled its most compact amps and shallowest subwoofers ever.
They’re targeted to ship by the end of the first quarter.
The amps, all featuring Class D circuitry, consist of five mono subwoofer amp, a four-channel amp, a stereo amp, and a five-channel amp. The largest model measures in at only 15.5 inches long. The mono amps are priced from a suggested $329 to $1,129. The two-channel amp is $199; the four-channel amp is $329; and the five-channel amp is $549.
LAS VEGAS – Social commentators might criticize the fashion industry for its emphasis on thinness, but the car audio aftermarket is not deterred by political correctness and continues to maintain that “thinner is better,” at least when it comes to amplifiers and speakers.
Vehicles themselves are thinner and smaller than ever, and autosound suppliers at International CES put a special emphasis on making amplifiers and speakers smaller and thinner to fit in more vehicles in more locations.
LAS VEGAS — Rockford Fosgate is launching more than 40 car amplifiers, speakers, and factory-integration and applicationspecific products to round out the brand’s Power-, Punch- and Prime-series products.
The lineup will include the first 2-ohm single-voice-coil subwoofers in the Punch series. They’re designed to maximize the output of Rockford Fosgate’s mono-block amplifiers.
LAS VEGAS — New aftermarket head units launched here by Boss Audio include three double-DIN mech-less models, one with the company’s own Display Link technology to mirror the display of a connected Android device.
Also new is an amplified speaker system for ATVs.
The mech-less head units feature AM/FM, no CD mechanism, input for USB-connected devices, SD card slot, stereo Bluetooth and analog aux input.