Rockford Fosgate TO Rock 2011 IBEX With New Marine Audio Systems
Rockford Fosgate will introduce several new products in its line of marine grade audio equipment at the 21st Annual International Boatbuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. From Oct. 17-19, 2011, Rockford Fosgate and its national distribution partner Quest Audio Video (booth #2750) will showcase gear ranging from amplifiers to head units and subwoofers. Representatives will be on-hand to talk with boat builders and marine retailers about how Rockford Fosgate audio systems can improve their customers' boating experience.
"At Rockford Fosgate we know how to turn boats into floating sound systems," said Jake Braaten, Rockford director of product development. "Our products are marine grade strong and yet deliver the quality sound that people never believed possible as part of their boating experience."
Rockford Fosgate will demonstrate a complete line of products for the industry including:
- New Rockford RFX9900 source unit
- Robust M262 & M282 speakers
- Marine grade M210S4 / M2S412 Subwoofers
- Punch 4 channel & Mono-block amplifiers
One of the most exciting new products to be introduced at IBEX is the new RFX9900 source unit that will be available spring 2012. The RFX9900 source unit is a true marine grade, IPX6 certified, in-dash player with easy to use controls and easy grip knobs. This source unit has Rockford Fosgate’s signature sound via the built in Punch EQ. It features a SiriusXM satellite ready tuner, Compact Disc and SD Card slots, HDMI output, Bluetooth, 4-Line text LCD display, and the RFX9900 is CD/DVD changer compatible. For those looking to tap music from their iPod or portable drive, the optional RFX33 accessory cable will provide USB and AUX ports into the RFX9900.
Rockford Fosgate's marine full range speakers are perfect for anyone looking to add some punch to their vessel. The 6.5" (M262) and 8" (M282) speakers are UV and moisture resistant to assure great performance in harsh marine environments. The M210S4 (10") and M212S4 (12") subwoofers let boaters enjoy serious bass on the water.
"Rockford Fosgate has earned a reputation for being the pinnacle of mobile audio entertainment for cars and trucks," noted Braaten. "And while the car environment can be harsh, it's downright cozy compared to what a boat must endure. Despite all the moisture, vibration and corrosion, a sound system must play loud. It takes serious engineering to make it sound good and last. And Rockford Fosgate delivers that engineering in every marine product we offer."
IBEX is owned and produced by Professional BoatBuilder magazine and the National Marine Manufacturers Association. It is the industry's largest trade event for boat builders, dealers, aftermarket suppliers and buyers, designers, repairers, surveyors, and boatyard/marine operators. IBEX is the single source for the latest boatbuilding technologies, tools, equipment and materials.
About Rockford Corporation
Setting the standard for excellence in the audio industry, the Rockford Corporation markets and distributes high-performance audio systems for the mobile audio aftermarket and OEM market. Headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., Rockford Corporation is a publicly traded company and manufactures its products under six brands: Rockford Fosgate(R), Rockford Acoustic Design(TM), Lightning Audio(R) and Brax, Helix and Renegade. For more information, please visit: www.rockfordfosgate.com, www.helixhifi.com, www.braxhifi.com, www.rockfordacousticdesign.com, www.lightningaudio.com and www.renegadecaraudio.com.
About Rockford Fosgate
Setting the standard for excellence in the audio industry, Rockford Corporation markets high-performance audio systems under the brand Rockford Fosgate® for the mobile, motorsport, and marine audio aftermarket and OEM market. Headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., Rockford Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: PATK).