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May 6, 2012

Clarion Debuts The "Next Gate" In-Vehicle Controller For iPhone

Clarion Next GATE

Clarion announced today a smarter way to stay connected in your vehicle with Next GATE, a smartphone controller for iPhone. This device is easily connected and controls applications residing on the smartphone, allowing for advanced functionality in any vehicle. Key vehicle-friendly app partners include: TuneIn®, Pandora®, Vlingo©, INRIX Traffic, and InfoGation® with more to come. Likewise Clarion is currently working with multiple app partners to greatly expand the functionality of Next GATE. The functions of the applications are running on, and leveraging the power of, the smartphone and its wireless connectivity…

May 1, 2012

Pioneer Introduces AppRadio 2 with Android Support

Pioneer AppRadio 2

According to a recent online survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Pioneer, an astounding 79% of smartphone owners use apps while in the car, with the top three most used apps being maps and navigation at 56%, music at 31% and social networking at 24%. Pioneer’s new AppRadio™ 2 (SPH-DA100) addresses the in-car needs of smartphone users by bringing car centric apps such as navigation and music into the dash where they are safer and more practical to access and manage…

Mar 27, 2012

Alpine's New 1-DIN CD Receivers Now Available

Alpine CDE-HD138BT

Alpine announced that all of its new 2012 single DIN CD receivers are now shipping. Although some of the new receivers began shipping in February, the remaining models have now become available.

The receivers offer various connectivity options for popular digital audio sources. Three of the new models have built-in HD Radio™ receivers, allowing access to over 2,000 stations broadcasting with HD Radio Technology. Four models offer full Pandora® internet radio control, which includes thumbs-up, thumbs-down, track skip, bookmarking, and new station creation…

Jan 11, 2012

Kenwood Announces Six New CD Receivers For 2012

Kenwood KDC-BT952HD

Kenwood USA announced the introduction of six high-performance CD receivers, all of which have audio connectivity and control capabilities for music files stored on iPhone, iPod and new for 2012, Android smartphones. Kenwood is able to achieve Android smartphone connectivity through the use of the Kenwood Music Control app for Android, available for free from the Android Market in January, 2012…

Jan 10, 2012

Clarion Introduces Its 2012 Car Audio Source Unit Lineup

Clarion CZ702

Clarion launches all-new audio source units that place focus on wireless connectivity and digital media playback now more than ever. Clarion introduces five all-new in-dash car audio source units in their 2012 line-up all packed with the hottest and most demanded features, while keeping pricing affordable.

Most of Clarion’s new 2012 source units offer the most sought after features such as compatibility with SiriusXM satellite radio and Pandora® internet radio. The new SiriusXM-Ready models are compatible with the new SXV200 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required) as well as the SXV100 model which launched in 2011…

Jan 10, 2012

JVC Offers High-End Arsenal Series Digital Amplifiers, Speakers & Subwoofers


The KS-AR9501D Arsenal Amplifier offers a slightly curved main unit for smooth design with multiple installation options. The illuminating panel and smoked controlled cover assist in easy under seat installation and other hard-to-see installing areas of your car. Encased in the KS-AR9501D are the large control keys, which need no tools for adjustment and are 2cm in diameter.

Compact and versatile, the JVC logo plate can be attached in four different ways for flexible settings. Cascade stacking allows for pairing of multiple amps and is useful with the external bridging function…

Jan 10, 2012

JVC Announces CD Receiver Lineup For 2012


JVC announces its sleek 2012 lineup of cutting edge CD receivers. The new lineup showcases expanded compatibility, the latest Bluetooth features, USB connectivity, iPod®/iPhone® capabilities, gorgeous illumination, revamped radio tuners, and magnificently enhanced LCD size.

The entry KD-R330 CD Receiver includes dual auxiliary inputs, detachable faceplate, HS-IVi radio tuner, MP3/WMA compatibility, 3-band parametric iEQ, wireless remote control, and MOS-FET 50 watt x 4 power amplifier…

Jan 10, 2012

Alpine Introduces New Models With SiriusXM Connectivity

Alpine INE-Z928HD

Alpine provides SiriusXM satellite radio connectivity through its industry-leading in-dash receivers. The company offers four new head unit receiver models which will be compatible with the SXV100 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner and the new SXV200 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner, which will be available during the second quarter of 2012. The units will be on display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Jan. 10-13 at the Las Vegas Convention Center…

Jan 10, 2012

JVC Introduces Five New AV Multimedia Receivers


JVC Mobile Entertainment introduces five new AV Multimedia products, loaded with new technologies and enhanced connectivity for the ultimate in-vehicle consumer experience. New Multimedia receivers feature enhanced connectivity with the new SiriusXM SXV200 Connect Vehicle Tuner (sold separately, XM subscription required). The SXV200 is a compact solution that can be mounted behind the dashboard and connects directly to the receiver using one simple cable. It is also plug and play – there are no translators or tuner programming required…

Jan 10, 2012

Clarion’s Amplifiers And Speakers For 2012

Clarion XC6410

Clarion introduces their all-new product line-up of amplifiers and speakers in 2012. Clarion’s new line offers sophisticated raw power, cutting edge styling and technologically advanced features from entry level to high end.

Clarion’s new amplifiers offer two product series, the XC high performance full range Class D digital amplifiers with compact size for automotive or marine use, and their XR series Class AB entry level amplifiers feature black piano lacquer finish aluminum heat sinks. Don’t let their lavish cosmetics fool you they have the technology and power to back up those good looks…