Members of the SonicElectronix.com’s press and media team had the opportunity to attend the 2009 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas. CES is the Consumer Electronics Show and is produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). Each year at CES, new technology and products are introduced to those in attendance. As we went from booth to booth to check out all the new stuff, we were quite impressed with all the new products that will be coming out this year. In this article, we will touch on some of the highlights in the in-vehicle section of CES.
Some of the main highlights that we saw came from the JVC, KICKER, and DLS booths. Each had new products to boast and be proud of. For JVC, the AVX77 continues the El Kameleon line of single DIN AV head units. It features a fully customizable wide touchscreen display that takes up the entire space of the unit. It deserved the CES Best of Innovations award that it was given. Excited for the New Year, KICKER introduced the Solo Classic subwoofer line, two new component speaker systems, headphones, and more! The Solo Classic subs go back to an older design, but take a step forward with the technology that powers these bad boys. The QS and RS component systems are a step up from the KS series and sound superb. The QS series will also be replacing the SS series from KICKER. The KICKER headphones made a huge wave at CES and impressed anyone and everyone that listened to them. Over at the DLS booth, we were able to see and hear the impeccable DLS component speakers and amplifiers. First-class engineering was apparent when we heard these Swedish speakers come alive.
Overall, 2009 will be a great year for the mobile electronics industry. From what SonicElectronix.com saw at the show, great things are coming to a car near you. MaxxSonics has redesigned and improved their Hifonics amplifiers. JL Audio releases even more quality auto speakers and subwoofers. The Pioneer and Premier lines from Pioneer are raising the bar and setting the standard for receiver expandability. Dual’s huge line up of head-units and receivers amazed those that entered the Dual booth. Kenwood released many new products for both the car and the boat. MTX continued to show off their subs and amps, as well as showcasing the enormous square Jackhammer subwoofer. Look forward to all the new products that will be released this year. You will not be disappointed.