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A TERRIFYING ALL HALLOWS EVE TO EVERYONE, FROM...

Oct 30 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in General
As my own life in car audio began, I was an avid reader of Car Stereo & Security. I was so far beyond sick with green eye that Kevin O Byrne, our editor, was able to go to these car audio events. He described them in ways that made it clear he was possessed of the passion.

One such w...

Week Forty- Four – Don Quixote - AND ME!

Oct 27 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
I have proper inherited one or two of my mum’s main drives in life. A deep seated rage against those who perpetrate the stuff that leaves people ‘downtrodden’. That is, bullies. Since I got big enough to menace the West End ticket tout who had accosted us outside a London theatre one Boxing Day,...

Beezy & Barrow Go Bonkers In A Scooby Forester

Oct 27 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in News
We don’t often carry such stories but this one is way worthy. In a car scene where someone has a ‘good idea’ and thinks that simply mentioning a charity they support and want to give money to, immediately legitimises any “event” they can dream up charging for, there are sadly very few well-organi...

BCSS INVITATION OPEN EVENING WITH JL AUDIO

Oct 27 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events
This is tomorrow night. If you are a rabid JL Audio fan, within reach of the Croydon/Coulsdon area south of London, then get in touch and see if you can be invited along at short notice, for this isn’t a ‘public’ event. Here’s all the stuff from their Facebook page. I am so looking forwards to th...

Monitor Audio Quality: But Smaller! NEW Air...

Oct 23 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in News
We talk a lot about connectivity in the car but what about easy home connection…for EVERYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF? Because most of our kit indoors is a bit behind the times. This is worthy. It is by Monitor Audio, UK HiFi aristocracy. And I am SO going to have a go on one. Meanwhile, here is their...

Week Forty-Three – I Have Been a Busy Bee

Oct 21 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
Since last week I have been out with Pioneer to see their new BRZ demo car and very lovely it is too. One slightly daft thing was that we committed the classic silly error of sitting playing on the battery too long. As soon as it was time to leave and Mike turned the key, it went, “mumph mummm….....

NEW - HIGH QUALITY POWER BRAND : MEET VORTEX

Oct 21 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in News
The Talk Audio Accessory shop is delighted to offer the new Vortex power accessories. About quality engineering at a keen price for the product. Built with the installer and competitor in mind, they have a smart satin finish and are made out of quality brass. The items are still coming on line an...

RECORD NUMBERS OF NEW CARS NOW SOLD WITH DAB

Oct 16 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in News
In September, 58% of all new cars registered came with digital radio (CAP/SMMT), it was announced by Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy at the annual industry Radio Festival in Salford on Tuesday 14 October last. Almost 250,000 cars were registered in September 2014 with digi...

WILL SMITH SANG: “TURN UP THE BASS AND LET THE...

Oct 16 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in News
In fact on his album HOMEBASE, Will Smith tags Alpine car audio thrice. The Man In Black, Fresh Prince Of Bel Air and so much else, (I loved him in I AM LEGEND, by the way) actor and rapper was tuned into the Zeitgeist and Alpine are THE brand of top cool in the USA for car audio. (The other guys...

ELECTRONIC COUNTERMEASURES OR PURE SAFETY? YOU...

Oct 16 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in News
Welcome to the tightrope, the story with an elephant in the room! For the following story about an item of equipment that I am investigating, as well as planning to test and review, has itself borne upon the horns of a dilemma. Meet Target Blu Eye.

In a world where names like Noble,...