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Aug 26 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events
The only kind of audio that has world wide competitions is car audio and the European Mobile Media Association, or EMMA’s contest scene is bigger in England than the USA-based IASCA one ever got. Under the able guidance and boundless enthusiasm of the entire Ackerley family, led by Andrew, son of...

Week Thirty-Five – And Sat Nav’s Twenty-Five!

Aug 25 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
I am thrilled to be a soi-disant ‘pundit’ contributor for the BBC. I get called ‘motoring journalist’ and have now done a dozen or more radio spots a year and even some BBC News on TV for years now. It started way back when Nigel Ambrose, then editor of Max Power, got head hunted to edit Maxim, a...

JL Audio Launches New TW1

Aug 21 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in News
This just in from the USA JL Audio press office:

Thin-Line Subwoofer Drivers for Tiny Enclosures
JL Audio, known for pushing the boundaries of bass reproduction in the mobile, marine and home audio markets have begun shipping the all-new TW1 subwoofer driv...


Aug 20 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in News
This in from the London offices of Pioneer:
Pioneer wins two EISA awards for VSX-924 AV-receiver & AVIC-F60DAB navi-media system

Pioneer is proud to announce that both the VSX-924 AV-receiver and the AVIC-F60DAB in-car navigation/media system were awarded by the EISA -the Euro...

Kenwood XR400-4 Four Channel Amplifier

Aug 19 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Amplifiers
Product Details
Manufacturer: Kenwood
Website: http://www.kenwood-electronics.co.uk/products/car/amplifiers/XR400-4/
Typical Selling price: £229.99 on line


Morel Virtus 602 2-Way Component Speakers

Aug 19 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Speakers
Speakers: Morel Virtus 602 2-way components
Manufacturer: Morel
Distributor: Flagship Distribution
Website: http...

Week Thirty-Four – And There’s Tears Upon The F...

Aug 18 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
As is so often the case, I had no idea what I wanted to write about for my weekly column when I got up this morning. But I have a confession. Reviewing equipment with music is not an exact science. You are flesh (or a mountain of that, plus liberal bass resistant blubber layer) and far from infal...

Morel’s New Ultimo Titanium 10” Subwoofer Wins...

Aug 15 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in News
This just in from the Morel press office:

Morel, a leading manufacturer of high-performance car audio speaker systems, announces that its new Ultimo Titanium 10in subwoofer has won the prestigious EISA 2014-2015 Best Product award. Over the years the Ultimo subw...

International Mini Meet IMM 2014 Install Prize

Aug 11 2014 00:00 | MiniTaz in Shows & Events
Words by Dan ‘minitaz’ Stradling

Every five years the International Mini Meet, or IMM is held in the UK. It is when all the Mini car clubs from everywhere, get together. Fully half of all attendees are from different countries to the hosts’, every year. And they come from all over th...

Week Thirty-Three – And Adam’s Swag Finally Went…

Aug 11 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
Well, I was a bit huggy feely with a few folks at IMM, so I have no idea exactly whom shared that summer cold with me, but it kinda messed me up for a week. And yes, men DO get it worse…. Today I have actually done some editing and published the tale of the IMM seen from the point of view of the...