About Cobalt AV

Cobalt® Audio Video, the popular radio accessories division of ComtronICS Inc founded in 2003, offers the widest selection of value-priced, quality-built headsets and audio accessories found anywhere. We are your single source for all your radio accessories needs.

Cobalt® AV brings you the the most state-of-the-art radio accessories, including our own brand of Bluetooth® tactical wireless headset intercoms and related products. Our Cobalt® AV brand blue muff headsets with detachable radio/intercom cords are consistently an industry favorite.

Got a special communications need? Cobalt® AV custom builds a wide variety of headsets, cable assemblies, wireless telephony, and intercoms to suit your unique application.

Shipping is never a problem! Cobalt® AV’s warehouse in Lexington KY is ideally located within 1-2 ground shipping days for our central and eastern United States customers. We also offer quick turnaround shipping for our Canadian customers.

Our customers are a priority. If you don’t see what you’re looking for on our websites or online catalogs, call us for prompt assistance in helping you select the right radio accessories for your job. Our customer service continues well beyond the sale and we want you to be satisfied.

Join Our Growing Team!

Our market niche is one-of-a-kind, and Cobalt® Audio Video has no direct competitors. Other companies sell radio accessories, but none are positioned quite like Cobalt® Audio Video with our unique capabilities and product lines. We offer well-priced, innovative, high quality products plus an unmatched industry expertise to provide our customers with the customized communication solutions they need.

Cobalt® Audio Video is growing a vital network of dealers. Are you are currently a two-way radio dealer who recognizes the benefits that our unique brand of personalized customer service, product customization, and access to a huge range of top notch audio products available from a single source could benefit your business? We’d like to talk with you!

We are currently accepting dealer applications from qualified concerns. To pre-qualify for a dealer application, contact David Fried at 800.264.6021 or 859.299.9494 x1.


Company Profiles

While our products and expertise are outstanding, our greatest resource is our people, many of whom have been with us for decades, and whose combined efforts have insured the success of Cobalt® Audio Video and ComtronICS Inc for 42 years.

David Fried, President

David grew up in Flemingburg KY, where his family owned a department store since the early 1900′s. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Journalism & Advertising. With retail in his blood and a gift for designing and configuring communication systems; in 1980, he founded ComtronICS. David is an avid skier and traveler, with a great fondness for The Big Lebowski, from which comes his favorite quote: “Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes, well, he eats you.”


Deborah (Deby) Prechtl, Creative | Marketing Director

Deby is an astute multi-talented creative in graphic design, technical writing, and product design engineering. A strategic thinker, she wears a variety of hats within ComtronICS since the company’s inception. Her interests include historical architectural research/renovation, jewelry design, color analysis, creative writing, and social media. Her favorite witticism? “Wherever you go–there you are!”


Melinda Lyons, Shipping & Receiving

Melinda is from Lexington KY and has a degree in Business. Her interests include gardening and scrapbooking. A friendly person, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.


Gerald Caton, Technician

Gerald has been with our company for many years as the go-to guy for all kinds of technical issues. His hobbies include collecting radios, antique bottles and model trains. His philosophy of life? “I just take things one day at a time.”

Marcus Fried, Production & Sales


Louis Cloud, Senior Field Technician

Louis is an easygoing and quick-witted philosopher with a fondness for the writings of Mark Twain, whom he frequently quotes. He has a First Class FCC license in Electronic Communications and digital matrixing training for Clearcom. Professing himself to be a gifted massage therapist, Louis says his favorite things include house boats, Alaskan cruises, and a good nap. Louis’s words to live by? “When the going turns weird, the weird turn pro.”–Hunter Thompson.