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Topic: Did You Know!

Posted By: autofan01
Subject: Did You Know!
Date Posted: May 28, 2006 at 1:50 PM

Hi guys! I'm trying to compile a list of interesting facts on Car Audio/Video and Cell Phone Kits. I will use this to create a "Did You Know" section in our showroom containing some trivia on the products/brands available.

For example, first of it's kind, first manufactured dates, best selling, loudest, brandname origins/meanings etc. Ofcourse the source of the info is just as important.

I know it's easy enough to Google it, but only if you know what your looking for. The rare ones are not so easy to find. All help will be greatly appreciated! You might even learn something too!

Nicolas

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Posted By: boug0752
Date Posted: May 31, 2006 at 9:05 PM

What is Kicker Car Audios true name?  Stillwater Designs

When was Stillwater Designs created?  1980

Source of this information... https://www.kicker.com/06/kicker_home.html



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Posted By: autofan01
Date Posted: June 01, 2006 at 12:18 PM
Hey thanks Boug! A 1000 points for being the first to reply. I appreciate your effort and will add that to my knowledge base.

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All your BASS are belong to us!




Posted By: KPierson
Date Posted: June 01, 2006 at 1:35 PM

If you are doing it for YOUR showroom you should probably consult your reps.

You wouldn't want to put Kicker trivia up on a board if you don't carry Kicker.  Your reps should know all the obscure details and 'did you know' type stuff.



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Kevin Pierson




Posted By: autofan01
Date Posted: June 01, 2006 at 4:19 PM
Thanks for your input Kevin. We DO actually stock Kicker. And yeah, I could probably ask some of our suppliers for some info, but where's the fun in that? Besides, when it comes to statistics, I find it easier to believe reliable independent sources. If you know what I mean.

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All your BASS are belong to us!




Posted By: KPierson
Date Posted: June 01, 2006 at 5:02 PM

haha, what are the odds????

Well, in that case....

Where did the name 'stillwater' come from?



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Kevin Pierson




Posted By: boug0752
Date Posted: June 01, 2006 at 6:56 PM

Stillwater came from where they are located. Stillwater, OK...



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If your counting pennies and dimes then maybe you shouldn't be spending every penny and dime you have!!




Posted By: KPierson
Date Posted: June 01, 2006 at 8:36 PM

Good job!  Thats all i have....

Good luck!



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Kevin Pierson




Posted By: firstrax
Date Posted: June 01, 2006 at 9:03 PM

Did you now discs were not always digital?posted_image

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Posted By: aznboi3644
Date Posted: June 02, 2006 at 12:18 AM
Wow that thing is major old school




Posted By: autofan01
Date Posted: June 02, 2006 at 12:39 PM
Thanks Trax for that amazingly interesting photo! Do you perhaps know what make that is or maybe what year that was manufactured in? I'd really like to know.

That gives me another idea! Maybe I could also create and display a timeline showing the evolution of the car stereo.
Yes, I think I will! Woo-hoo! And that oldschool "Pimp My Automobile" pic is definately going to be in there.

Exciting stuff!

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Posted By: stevdart
Date Posted: June 03, 2006 at 11:09 AM

Motorola made the first car radio.  https://www.motorola.com/automotive/why_motorola.html

Blaupunkt made the first FM car radio.  https://www.gspr.com/blau/_bl_history_fr.html

Here's a pic of the first Atwater Kent (in Philadelphia) aftermarket AM car radio.  (I saved the pic but can't find the source.)  Mounted under the dash with built-in speaker on bottom.

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Posted By: autofan01
Date Posted: June 03, 2006 at 6:02 PM
Thanks Stevdart for a great contribution. I appreciate it. Both Motorola and Blaupunkt have very interesting histories.

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