Byron Smith remembers the golden era of car audio.
In those days, the sound quality flowing from and thumping in your speakers was either a badge of honor or a reason to roll up your windows in shame.
The bells and whistles of aftermarket sound have lost favor in recent years, as most drivers have grown content with the factory systems their vehicles come with. But Smith hopes to renew the passion for cream-of-the-crop car audio by hosting a May 25 competition with national significance.The contest, sanctioned by the National Sound Pressure League...
My friends and I were recently reminiscing about the days of measuring margins by percentages, not basis points. Were the best times really behind us?Were the glory days of boxing up a television and component home theater system with 50-percent-plus margins really a distant memory? The reality is yes. It’s very hard to make those kinds of margins these days, but that doesn’t mean we all have to go out of business.