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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…

Jan 7, 2014

Alpine Announces 2014 Subwoofer Lineup

Alpine SWR-1522D

Alpine is adding to its subwoofer and enclosure offerings by debuting five new models at the 2014 International CES, held Jan. 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The company’s wide assortment of subwoofers and enclosures include new models designed specifically for use in trucks. The company also debuted a new audio/video/navigation (AVN) system with a 9-inch screen especially for use in trucks and SUVs, so using the system with the new truck subwoofers creates a complete ecosystem tailored for these vehicles…

Jan 7, 2014

Alpine Debuts 10.1" PKG-RSE3DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System

Alpine PKG-RSE3DVD

Alpine has revamped its rear-seat entertainment products. The new products will debut at the 2014 International CES, taking place Jan. 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Spending family time on the road is a popular American pastime. Alpine’s new rear-seat entertainment products are a simple way to upgrade a vehicle and keep passengers entertained on long road trips. The new PKG-RSE3DVD rear seat entertainment system is a 10.1-inch flip down WSVGA monitor with a built-in DVD player. The system uses an automotive-grade DVD mechanism, for reliable playback quality while on the road…

Jan 7, 2014

Rockford Fosgate Updates Prime R1 Subwoofer Lineup for 2014

Rockford Fosgate R1-2X10

Rockford Fosgate announced that they updated the entire six model Prime Series R1 subwoofer line for 2014. The 10- and 12-inch subwoofers and four sealed enclosure options will be showcased at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. from Jan. 7-9, 2014, and are scheduled ship Q1 2014.

"Rockford Fosgate Prime subwoofers provide high performance bass at an unbelievable value," said Jake Braaten, Rockford Corp’s director of product development. "Our 2014 R1 models are a step up from its predecessors. They now work great in sealed and vented enclosures, have an integrated trim ring, and increased power handling of 200 watts RMS…