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Jan 9, 2013

Alpine Expands Subwoofer Lineup With BASSLINE Subwoofers

Alpine SWA-12S4

Alpine is debuting new subwoofers at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Jan. 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The new SWA "BASSLINE" series subwoofers are budget-friendly, deliver powerful bass, yet are still designed to Alpine’s exacting quality and reliability standards.

Alpine collaborated with the popular hip-hop group Far East Movement on the design of the SWA BASSLINE subwoofers. Far East Movement is known for their fun-loving, high-energy songs with driving, deep bass undertones. Far East Movement worked with Alpine engineers to provide input on the qualities they preferred for the SWA subwoofers…

Jan 9, 2013

New 2-DIN AV DVD Receivers IVE-W530 And IVE-W535HD From Alpine

Alpine IVE-W530

Alpine has two audio-video (AV) head units for in-dash use. The IVE-W530 and IVE-W535HD both have 6.1-inch full VGA high-resolution screens and DVD slots, making them ideal for users who prefer a screen-based entertainment system in the dash.

The IVE-W535HD is compatible with several digital audio sources. It has a built-in HD Radio™ receiver; it can control Pandora® internet radio via iPhone®, Android™ and BlackBerry™ smartphones; and is compatible with SiriusXM (requires tuner and subscription, sold separately)…

Jan 8, 2013

New Alpine V-Power Amplifiers Deliver Big Power In A Compact Size

Alpine MRX-M240

Alpine will debut its redesigned V-Power vehicle amplifiers at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), taking place Jan. 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The new and improved V-Power amplifiers are powerful and stylish at attractive price points…

Jan 8, 2013

Clarion Presents WG- And WF-series Of In-Vehicle Subwoofers

Clarion WF2520D

Clarion announced today the introduction of an all-new line of subwoofers for the 2013 model year, including an entry level model, a shallow-mount model and an amplified subwoofer. The new line offers cutting-edge styling, affordable prices, great power, and several technologically advanced features.

The new subwoofers are available in two distinct series. The WG Series is the entry level series designed to deliver rich, pumping bass on a tight budget and features a 10 inch and a 12-inch dual and a single voice coil subwoofer…

Jan 8, 2013

New Alpine ICS-X7HD In-Dash App Receiver Offers Cloud Connection Options

Alpine ICS-X7HD

Alpine introduced a new receiver with connectivity options to several cloud-based content sources. The ICS-X7HD in-dash app-receiver is the first of its kind for the company and was recognized with an Innovations award in the In-Vehicle Audio category at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, held Jan. 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center…

Jan 8, 2013

Kenwood Announces 9 New CD Receivers With New Connected Features

Kenwood KDC-BT955HD

Kenwood USA Corporation announced the introduction of nine new, high-performance CD receivers that have audio connectivity and control capabilities for music files stored on or accessed by iPhone, iPod and Android smartphones. New for 2013 is iPhone Siri control in all Bluetooth models as well as automatic iPhone Bluetooth pairing.

The popular iHeart-Radio, Clear Channel’s all-in-one digital radio service featuring live and custom stations, and Aha™ are fully supported for iPhone and Android smartphones in many of the step-up models…

Jan 8, 2013

New Kenwood eXcelon Power Amplifiers Feature Thin Chassis Profile And Outstanding Performance

Kenwood announced the introduction of three new power amplifier models that combine high performance with a new thin chassis profile and small-footprint design. These three “XR-Series” amplifier models were developed specifically for the Kenwood Excelon mobile electronics retailer network.

To achieve the thinner chassis profile, Kenwood designed each amplifier for the highest efficiency of space. This was made possible by reducing the footprint of the power supply by 40% compared to a conventional class AB design, made possible in part by the use of lower-profile power supply capacitors reduced height by 33%…

Jan 8, 2013

Kenwood Presents WiFi-Enabled In-Dash AV Receivers DNN990HD/DNN770HD

Kenwood DNN990HD

The Kenwood Excelon DNN990HD connects to a WiFi-enabled smartphone or mobile hotspot to enhance mobile navigation, access content across multiple media sources, receive and send Facebook and Twitter updates as well as manage e-mail hands-free, and share audio and video content in the vehicle with an external Kenwood touchscreen monitor/controller…

Jan 8, 2013

JVC Debuts KW-NSX600 And KW-NSX700 Mirrorlink-Enabled Multimedia Receivers


JVC announced today the debut of two MirrorLink enabled Multimedia Receivers for Android and Symbian smartphones. The KW-NSX600 and KW-NSX700 will join existing model KW-NSX1 that was released this past December.

MirrorLink technology enables the driver seamless integrated control right from their dashboard by syncing operation with Samsung’s Galaxy S III Android Smartphone and Samsung Drive Link Application or Nokia Symbian phones utilizing their Car Mode Application…

Jan 8, 2013

JVC Updates DRVN Lineup With New Amps, Subwoofers And Speakers For 2013


JVC unveils the next phase of its acclaimed DRVN Series “pronounced /’drivən/” with the new “DRVN” series of entry-level speakers, amplifiers, and subwoofers. These products join the existing “DRVN XX” series of step-up amplifiers and speakers which provide users an option of seven amplifiers and fourteen different speaker options in the entire line; including both coaxial and component applications…