Headquartered in the suburbs of Chicago, IL., Maxxsonics USA is home to car, home, marine, powersports and personal audio brands Hifonics, MB Quart, Autotek, Crunch and MAXXLINK.
Alden Stiefel founded Maxxsonics in 2001 with a handful of consumer electronics and automotive security veterans, many of whom serve in senior management positions today. The newly formed company immediately acquired Hifonics and Crunch. A few years later, in 2004 Maxxsonics expanded the business with the acquisition of San Francisco based Autotek. Maxxsonics continued expanding in 2005 with the acquisition of long-time German speaker manufacturer MB Quart. The acquisition of MB Quart made Maxxsonics a top contender in the premium speaker category.
Seeking continued growth into new categories, Maxxsonics launched a new brand in 2012 called MAXXLINK. Developed from the ground up, MAXXLIINK offers a wide variety of accessories for the consumer and professional car audio enthusiast. MAXXLINK also plays a critical role in offering audio accessories for key products for specialty product segments.
In 2012 the company announced a new partnership to design car audio products for world renowned automobile customizer West Coast Customs. (hyper link to www.WestCoastCustomsElectronics.com) These products are distributed through national retailers and large online outlets. Additionally, other Maxxsonics brands, Hifonics and MB Quart are promoted along with the West Coast Customs Audio gear on the television show which airs on the Fox Sports network.
In January 2014, Maxxsonics revealed the portable Bluetooth™ speaker products QUB, an acronym for MB Quart Universal Bluetooth.