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MH Instruments' Raw40 Mini-Amplifier Opens Market for Big Sound From Personal Stereos Used on Fairing-Based Motorcycles, Scooters — Developers of original Rumble Road™ amplified stereo speakers for motorcycles design compact, versatile DIY product for tight-space applications
TRABUCO CANYON, CALIF., Oct. 28, 2003 – Powersports electronics manufacturer MH Instruments (MHI), home of the original Rumble Road™ stereo speakers for motorcycles, has introduced a mini-amplifier that enables riders of fairing-based bikes, scooters and other powersports vehicles to join the ranks of thousands of Rumble Road™ riders who plug into big, bike-mounted stereo sound using their personal stereos – including MP3, cassette and CD players, satellite and marine radios, and even car stereos.
"While our cornerstone Rumble Road™ Premium amplified speakers were designed originally for cruisers that could be rigged out and still look great, the Raw40 mini-amp zeros in on riders looking for a more discreet portable-sound solution for their fairing-based bikes or scooters," said Mauro Dresti, MHI co-founding partner.
"The Raw40 works with any powersports vehicle where minimal space and maximum sound are equally important," Dresti said. "MHI's versatile mini-amp is ideal for the do-it-yourself (DIY) rider who wants to upgrade an existing sound system, design a new one or add a second set of speakers. Getting your bike wired for sound is a great off-season DIY project in anticipation of some glorious riding next spring," he added.
Weighing in at just 8 ounces, the mini-amplifier's small-footprint forged metal case, externally mounted aluminum heatsinks and integrated mounting bracket measure 4.5 inches wide by 3 inches high by 1 inch deep overall. The Raw40's high-gain, stereo-bridged amplifiers produce approximately 32 Watts continuous (46 Watts peak) output into 4 ohms at 13.6 VDC, with impedences ranging from 4 to 8 ohms.
Engineered for the demanding environments of motorcycles and other powersports vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and snowmobiles, the all-weather Raw40's sleek, industrial design makes it suitable for mounting out in the open, as well as under wraps.
The Raw40's state-of-the-art but still "off-the-shelf" surface-mounted internal circuitry promotes equipment compatibility, reliability and durability. It can be wired directly to any onboard 12-Volt source using standard RCA connectors bundled with the amplifier. And, a designed-in universal line-level input feature facilitates compatible hookup with most stereo installations, including CD changers, satellite radios and marine radios.
MSRP for the Raw40 mini-amplifier is US $179.95. For additional product information, including how to order, visit www.mhinstruments.com, or call toll-free +1.866.713.2173; 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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