ALPINE ELECTRONICS ANNOUNCES â€˜ROCK THE DASHâ€™ MUSIC CONTEST WINNERS
Back May 20, 2008
TORRANCE, Calif., May 20, 2008 â€“ Alpine Electronics of America, Inc., the industry-leading manufacturer of automotive mobile media solutions, today announced the winning music acts in its online â€œRock the Dashâ„¢â€ contest. Top vote getter, â€œThe Collapseâ€ of Gainesville, Fla., captured the grand prize from among more than 450 artists and 1,300 songs entered. The competition invited up-and-coming musicians and bands of all genres from the U.S. and Canada to upload as many as five original songs to the â€œRock the Dashâ€ Web site. Fans were invited to listen to the music and vote for their favorite songs.
The contest, held at www.RockTheDash.com, gave participants widespread exposure and a chance to win a full Alpine in-vehicle sound system and other prizes totaling more than $35,000. Entrants included musicians in rock, hip-hop, alternative and country genres. The top winner received a complete Alpine car audio system; artists ranked 2 through 15 won high-performance Alpine products. Winners by Final Ranking:
- The Collapse, Gainesville, Fla.
- Ali Taylor, Los Angeles, Calif./Minneapolis, Minn.
- Echo Grey, Paducah, Ky.
- Sense of Reverence, Lafayette, Ind.
- Soul Circumference, Richfield, Ohio
- Out of the Black, Overbrook, Kan.
- Richard D Shank, Asheville, N.C.
- Bench Grinder, Seattle, Wash.
- Lives or Levels, Dumont, N.J.
- Heroes of Heartache, Hibbing, Minn.
- Hazard Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.
- Kiss Kiss, South Brunswick, N.J.
- Heist At Hand, Houston, Texas
- The Lone Pine Cones, Doylestown, Pa.
- Victory Drive, San Francisco, Calif.
- (1) iDA-X100 in-dash iPodÂ® Digital Media Receiver
- (1) SPR-13S 5.25-inch component 2-way speaker
- (1) SPR-17S 6.5-inch coaxial 2-way speaker
- (1) PDX-4.150 4/3/2 channel Power Density Digital Amplifier
- (1) PDX-1.1000 mono Power Density Digital Amplifier
- (2) SWR-1042D 10-inch subwoofer
The five members of the â€œThe Collapseâ€ are: John Alan (Vocals, Guitar, Piano/Synthesizer, Bass, Drums), Heather Artrip (Vocals, Piano/Synthesizer, Bass), Alex Pfiffer (Guitar, Vocals, Synthesizer), David Young (Bass, Vocals, Synthesizer) and Adam McClure (Drums). Each member of the band takes home a grand-prize Alpine system for his/her vehicle (SRI $2,910 each).
Artists ranked 2 through 5 each receive an iDA-X100 Digital Media Receiver (SRI $400). The top 6 through 10 acts each receive an iDA-X200 Digital Media Receiver (SRI $300). Places 11 through 15 win an Alpine eX-10 Advanced iPod Controller with BluetoothÂ® (SRI $230).
The â€œRock the Dashâ€ contest was created as a part of the launch of Alpineâ€™s new eX-10 Advanced iPodÂ® Controller with Bluetooth, a dash top solution for consumers who want both their iPod music and Bluetooth hands-free calling in the car. The eX-10 works with any vehicleâ€™s radio. It consists of a dash top-display unit with a bright 2.4-inch color TFT display, a remote control and a power module that plugs into the vehicleâ€™s cigarette lighter. The device connects to any iPod with a dock connector via Alpineâ€™s own KCE-422i Full Speedâ„¢ Connection for iPod cable (included). The iPod music is played back through the carâ€™s sound system via the FM transmitter or line output jack. The eX-10 also can control a Bluetooth-enabled phone, allowing for a hands-free conversation to be played through the carâ€™s speakers.
Although the â€œRock the Dashâ€ contest has ended, the www.RocktheDash.com site remains active. At the site, visitors can listen to all the music submitted by the â€œRock the Dashâ€ contest participants by using the eX-10 product demo to scroll through and play the songs. Visitors also can learn more about the â€œThe Collapseâ€ from the bandâ€™s bio on the site.
About Alpine Electronics
Alpine Electronics is a global supplier of automotive mobile media solutions including audio, video, satellite-linked navigation and portable device connectivity systems for original equipment and aftermarket applications. Alpine is at the forefront of vehicle entertainment and information system innovation, with many first-to-market technologies such as portable navigation that docks into an in-dash unit, iPodÂ® integration, full-range digital amplification and automated acoustical correction sound systems.
With manufacturing and R&D facilities in Japan, China, Europe and North America, and more than 1,600 global patents, Alpineâ€™s premium sound systems and user-friendly navigation products combine the latest in advanced technology with an enhanced user experience.
Alpine is a consolidated subsidiary of Alps Electric Co., Ltd., one of the worldâ€™s premier manufacturers of electronic components for computer, communications and car electronics equipment. Visit www.alpine-usa.com to learn more about Alpine products or to find an authorized retailer.
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