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Jan 8, 2013

Pioneer Launches New In-Dash Navigation Receivers Enhanced With iPhone 5 Connectivity

Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH

Pioneer Electronics Inc. today launched three new in-dash navigation systems, AVIC-Z150BH, AVIC-X950BH and AVIC-X850BT, that combine advanced route guidance, multimedia entertainment and smartphone connectivity functions. The entire lineup of products includes iPhone 5 compatibility as well as high resolution WVGA touchscreen displays ranging from 6.1 to 7 inches, new mapping interface with available built-in real-time traffic information, new graphical user interface (GUI), AppRadio™ Mode (previously known as Advanced AppMode), SiriusXM® ready, built-in Bluetooth® functionality, USB connectivity (must have iPod® cable for USB functionality), HD Radio™ Technology, DVD/CD/MP3 playback, and more…

Jan 8, 2013

JVC Announces New 2013 Arsenal High-End Lineup With Smartphone Connectivity And Advanced Features


JVC Mobile Entertainment today introduced three new Arsenal high-end CD receivers and a multimedia receiver at the 2013 International CES show. The new line-up of high-end receivers are SiriusXM-Ready™ and give access to SiriusXM’s expanded commercial-free music, sports and comedy channel lineup as well as SiriusXM Latino, a suite of Spanish-language programming, incorporate aesthetically pleasing elements with seamless mobile phone integration through its JVC Music Control and JVC Smart Music Control App functions, plus include radio timer, App Link Mode and enhanced Bluetooth and Pandora® Internet Radio capabilities…

Jan 8, 2013

Rockford Fosgate Announces 2013 Punch Series Amplifiers

Rockford Fosgate P300X1

Rockford Fosgate announced it will launch and showcase its updated 11-model 2013 Punch Series amplifier line during its 2013 Product Showcase at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. from Jan. 8-10, 2013, in The Palms Ballroom. The 2013 Punch series is schedule to ship in Q1, 2013.

"Punch amplifiers continue to reign as the standard for the car audio amplifier industry," said Theresa Hephner, Rockford senior director, products and marketing. "The 2013 package includes 11 models with numerous upgrades, including on-board integration for factory and aftermarket source units, top mount controls, and significant increases in both average total RMS power and thermal mass."…

Jan 8, 2013

Rockford Fosgate Launches 2013 Prime Series Amplifiers

Rockford Fosgate R600X5

Rockford Fosgate announced it will launch its updated and expanded 2013 Prime Series amplifier line during its 2013 Product Showcase at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. from Jan. 8- 10, 2013, in The Palms Ballroom. Six new models will round out the line, and are scheduled to ship in Q1, 2013.

“Our goal with the 2013 Prime amplifier line was to make them more installer friendly, better performing, and to make every model have a consistent cosmetic look.” explained Theresa Hephner, Rockford’s senior director of product development and marketing…

Jan 8, 2013

Rockford Fosgate Announces New Pro Series Speakers

Rockford Fosgate PPS4-10

Rockford Fosgate announced that it has added new models to its new Pro Series speaker systems, allowing for a complete system offering. Additions to the line include two 10-inch midrange speakers (4- and 8-Ohm) and two crossovers (4- and 8-Ohm), that are now shipping.

“Rockford Fosgate’s Klippel-verified Punch Pro mids and crossovers complete a family of high output full range performance products for extreme sound quality levels,” said Jake Braaten, Rockford director of product development…

Jan 7, 2013

New Sony WX-GT90BT CD Receiver Uses Smartphone As Remote

Sony WX-GT90BT

Sony today expanded its in-car entertainment line with the introduction of a new double-DIN CD-receiver, WX-GT90BT, featuring Sony-exclusive App remote technology, combining consumers’ car audio music assets and smartphone apps into a single source list that can be controlled from the car audio system or compatible smartphone.

The new WX-GT90BT CD-receiver is used with Sony’s App Remote app for USB-connected iPhones and Bluetooth connected Android phones. Once downloaded to the compatible smartphones, the apps turns connected smartphones into touchscreen remotes and consumers can launch their favorite smartphone app on the App Remote user interface…

Jan 1, 2013

Rockford Fosgate Expands "Punch P1" Subwoofer Lineup

Rockford Fosgate P1S2-12

Rockford Fosgate announced that it will introduce the latest additions to its acclaimed Punch P1 subwoofer line at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. from Jan. 8-10, 2013, in The Palms Ballroom. The all new P1S2-8 8-inch, P1S2-10 10-inch, P1S2-12 12-inch, and P1S2-15 15-inch 2-Ohm SVC models round out the P1 subwoofer series, and are scheduled to ship in late January 2013.

“The highly efficient design of our all new Klippel-verified 2-ohm, SVC PUNCH Series subs require minimal input power in order to deliver award winning sound quality and deep, full bass at an even more impressive price point,” said Jake Braaten, director of new product development…

Dec 3, 2012

2013 Buick Encore Luxury Crossover To Be Available With Bose Sound System And Active Noise Cancellation Technology

Bose Sound System For The Buick Encore

Today, Bose announces that the all-new Buick Encore luxury small crossover is available with an optional Bose sound system, and — for the first time in a Buick — Bose technology for reducing unwanted noise in the vehicle cabin.

The Bose sound system, custom-engineered for the Encore’s interior, provides driver and passengers with a spacious, lifelike listening experience. Bose Active Noise Cancellation technology, integrated into every Encore, allows Buick to target and reduce unwanted engine and powertrain noise in the cabin — while preserving the crossover’s desirable sound characteristics…

Oct 29, 2012

New Series Of Pioneer GM-D Amplifiers Pack More Power And Punch

Pioneer GM-D9601

Pioneer today unveiled its new line of high-efficiency “GM Digital” series Class-D automotive amplifiers, consisting of the GM-D8604 4-channel model and GM-D9601 and GM-D8601 mono models. Pioneer’s digital amplifiers can produce the same power output as conventional amplifiers more than twice their physical size through improvements in their Class-D amplifier technology and design. The new amplifiers feature an extremely compact chassis for maximum installation flexibility, a new industrial cosmetic design, balanced audio inputs for improved sound quality and higher power output compared with previous models…

Oct 29, 2012

Pioneer Presents New Line Of TS-A Series And Champion Subwoofers

Pioneer TS-A1685R

Pioneer Electronics Inc. today released its new lines of automotive TS-A Series speakers and Champion Series subwoofers that deliver exceptional sound quality and performance. Pioneer’s new TS-A speakers feature a new Multilayer Mica Matrix Cone, lightweight dome midrange for brighter vocals, and a new aggressive cosmetic design. For powerful bass reproduction, the 2013 Champion Series subwoofers incorporate the newest technologies including a prism patterned IMPP Composite Seamless Cone, new drive cone construction, and improved flange assembly for maximum installation flexibility…