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MH Instruments' AudioBox™ Pre-Amplifier for Motorcycle Stereos Simplifies On-the-Go Audio Control in Compact Design — Developers of original Rumble Road™ amplified stereo speakers for motorcycles bridge to new product offering, with equal emphasis on ease-of-use, 'cool' factors
TRABUCO CANYON, CALIF., Sept. 25, 2003 — Powersports electronics manufacturer MH Instruments (MHI), home of the original Rumble Road™ stereo speakers for motorcycles, has introduced AudioBox™, a small audio system controller, or pre-amplifier, designed specifically for the demanding environments of motorcycles and other powersports vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and snowmobiles.
"With AudioBox, riders can quickly and easily adjust audio settings while on the go instead of fumbling around with the tiny buttons or bulky knobs found on most personal or car stereo hookups," said Mauro Dresti, MHI co-founding partner. "AudioBox encourages riders to keep their eyes on the road, track or trail, where they belong."
Housed in lightweight, highly polished billet aluminum, AudioBox' compact, industrial design features fingertip, digital control of the volume, balance, base and treble settings on virtually any portable stereo radio, MP3, CD or cassette player, as well as on many car stereo installations on bikes, trikes, quads or sleds. A master on/off power switch controls the entire audio system with one touch. Flat-sided metal toggle switches provide better tactile feedback – even through gloves, while blue and red LEDs provide at-a-glance visual confirmation of settings in a departure color pairing that directs focus without being distracting.
In developing AudioBox, Dresti said, "We had penciled in the idea of developing a bike-centric audio controller down the road, but a growing number of customers who had installed our Rumble Road™ speaker systems started asking for a pre-amp sooner than planned. We fast-tracked the design and development, surveyed customers for input, and fine-tuned AudioBox as an extension of our core Rumble Road products."
AudioBox' precision-machined, lightweight billet aluminum housing and clear powder-coated weather-resistant finish together provide optimal functionality in all climates without sacrificing the luster of polished metal. Easily installed on handlebars or any other likely site within easy reach, MHI's small-footprint audio controller measures 3-1/8" wide by 2-1/8" tall by 1" deep. "Off-the-shelf," surface-mounted internal circuitry promotes equipment compatibility, reliability and durability. And, a designed-in universal line-level input feature facilitates compatible hookup with most stereo installations, including CD changers.
Special introductory MSRP for the billet aluminum AudioBox is US $199.95. For additional product information, including how to order, visit www.mhinstruments.com, or call toll-free 866.713.2173; local 949.713.2173.
About MH Instruments
Founded in 1995, Southern California-based MH Instruments (MHI) designs, manufactures and distributes consumer electronics products for powersports applications, including motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles and boats, as well as airplanes. Visit MHI's web site at www.mhinstruments.com for more information about the company and its products, and to see what customers have to say about their Rumble Road experiences.
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