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Jan 23, 2014

Kenwood Introduces DNX891HD 2-Din AV Navigation Receiver

Kenwood DNX891HD

Kenwood’s DNX891HD eXcelon series all-in-one navigation receiver offers new features to keep you connected in 2014. Kenwood is introducing proprietary state-of-the-art Drive Equalizer Technology on this receiver that overcomes road noise by allowing for a boost in output at select frequencies without distortion and HDMI/HML input for iPhone and Android video.

Other features for the DNX891HD include newly improved Graphic User Interface (GUI), improved Bluetooth performance (apt-X), improved Siri Eyes Free functionalityfor iPhone, a Garmin Smartphone link for iPhone and Android, a new APP control for iPhone and Android and is equipped with dual USB ports…

Jan 7, 2014

Alpine Debuts CDE-154BT, CDE-153BT, UTE-52BT, CDE-152 and CDE-151 Single DIN Receivers

Alpine CDE-153BT

Committed to premium sound quality products, Alpine today debuted five new single DIN receivers at the 2014 International CES, held Jan. 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Various models are compatible with Alpine’s smartphone sound tuning app TuneIt 2.0, now in its second generation.

“The Alpine brand is synonymous with quality receivers and over the years, we have continuously added features to improve the in-car audio experience,” said Steve Crawford, vice president and general manager, aftermarket business unit, Alpine…

Jan 7, 2014

Alpine Starts PDR Amplifier Line With PDR-M65, PDR-F50 And PDR-V75

Alpine PDR-M65

Alpine will debut its new PDR vehicle amplifiers at the 2014 International CES taking place Jan. 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The PDR amplifiers are an entirely new line from Alpine.

“Alpine invented the compact amplifier category back in 2006,” said Steve Crawford, vice president and general manager, aftermarket business unit, Alpine “Every year since, we have improved upon the format by introducing amplifiers that are smaller yet more powerful than their predecessors. Our new PDR amplifiers exemplify our continuing commitment to this category, as they are highly efficient and produce a great amount of power for their small size.”

Jan 7, 2014

Alpine Announces X009 9" AVN System For Trucks and SUVs

Alpine X009-GM

Alpine has shattered all previous notions of what can be done in the dashboard with the debut of the largest Audio/Video/Navigation (AVN) system in the North American aftermarket. The X009 system will be unveiled today at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), taking place Jan. 7-10, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Two years ago, Alpine introduced the groundbreaking INE-Z928HD AVN system with an 8-inch WVGA screen, the only one available for the aftermarket AVN system throughout 2012 and 2013…

Jan 7, 2014

Alpine Anounces New 8" X008U And 7" INE-W957HD AVN Systems

Alpine INE-Z928HD

New Audio/Video/Navigation (AVN) systems from Alpine debuted today at the 2014 International CES, taking place Jan. 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The AVN systems are available in four screen sizes.

Two years ago, Alpine introduced the largest aftermarket AVN system available in North America, the INE-Z928HD. The matching Perfect F.I.T. (Factory Integration Technology) dash kit solutions offered professional, factory-finish dash trims to complement the 8-inch monitor. This year, the company is introducing the X008U, which is the second generation of the 8-inch AVN system…

Jan 7, 2014

Alpine Introduces IVE-W555BT AV Receiver

Alpine IVE-W555BT

Alpine has introduced the IVE-W555BT, a new audio/video (AV) receiver for in-dash use. The receiver debuted at the 2014 International CES, taking place Jan. 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The IVE-W555BT has a 6.1-inch WVGA high-resolution screen and DVD slot, making it a convenient product for users who prefer a screen-based entertainment system in the dash. Entertainment sources include Made for iPod and iPhone compatibility and Pandora internet radio control from an iPhone or Android smartphone…

Jan 7, 2014

Rockford Fosgate Announces 2014 Power Series Amplifier Lineup

Rockford Fosgate T400X2AD

Rockford Fosgate is proud to announce the launch of the 2014 Power Series amplifier lineup. The three latest additions will be showcased at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. from Jan. 7-9, 2014. The T400X2AD (MAP $499.99), T400X4AD (MAP $499.99), and T500X1BR (MAP $549.99) are scheduled to ship in Q1 2014.

"The New Power line-up of ultra-compact stereo and mono amplifiers are built on high efficiency Class-AD and Class-BR technology," said David Baker, Rockford Corp.'s director of electrical engineering…

Jan 7, 2014

Sony Debuts Smartphone Cradle Receiver And CD Receivers With Bluetooth And NFC

Sony XSP-N1BT

Sony Electronics introduced the first ever Smartphone Cradle Receiver allowing multiple brands of smartphones to serve as in-dash touchscreens. Sony also introduced seven new in-car entertainment systems, including six of the industry’s first Bluetooth with Near Field Communications (NFC) models, featuring enhanced connectivity, control, and music playback from smartphones…

Jan 7, 2014

Rockford Fosgate Announces T4652-S 2-Way 150 Watt 6.5" Component System

Rockford Fosgate T4652-S

Rockford Fosgate is proud to announce the debut of the latest addition to its acclaimed Power Series Component Speaker line for 2014. Showcased at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. from Jan. 7-9, 2014, the T4652-S has an MSRP of $999.99, and is scheduled to ship in Q1 2014.

"The highly efficient, 150 Watt (RMS) 2-Way Power Series T4 6.5-inch component system mimics the performance of our flagship model, but includes a crossover that’s effortless to install," said Jake Braaten, Rockford Corp director of product development. "Want Rockford Fosgate power handling with audiophile sound quality? The new T4 component system is what you need."…

Jan 7, 2014

New Network Connected Receivers From Pioneer Got Enhanced NEX UI

Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX

Pioneer today unveiled NEX, the Networked Entertainment eXperience, an innovative and powerful new user interface controlling a combination of on-board features with connected services. The five NEX models, four navigation and one audio video receiver, are designed especially for today’s smartphone-driven lifestyle. Along with NEX connectivity and the enhanced UI, the new models also feature large touch panel displays with the flagship AVIC-8000NEX, boasting the industry’s first 7-inch capacitive screen on a navigation system…