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Week Seventeen – It’s A Generational Thing…

Apr 22 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
Yup, I still owe you the Lambo, the Morel interviews and more but it has been a short week and sadly the work came second for good reasons this week as I lost my dad, Desmond Rayner. He died on Easter Sunday morning after spending some time in hospital recently. He was 85 and had lived a life fil...

ALPINE & APPLE CARPLAY: TALK AUDIO EXCLUSIVE

Apr 17 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Technology
Talk Audio SCOOP! Always at the leading edge of in car technology, Alpine Electronics of Japan are to be the first at providing the ability to fully integrate Apps from Apple into the car via Apple CarPlay. The system was first mooted for OEM use and talked about at the International CES last Jan...

PIONEER & APPLE CARPLAY: TALK AUDIO EXCLUSI...

Apr 17 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Technology
Talk Audio TWO SCOOP! In a delightfully comprehensive fashion, Pioneer have today also made a march-stealing announcement regarding Apple CarPlay. Making the Talk Audio news cornet a two-scooper is the wrinkle that Pioneer may well get to the street a whole quarter earlier than Alpine, who sent t...

Week Sixteen – Two Short Weeks & Too Much T...

Apr 14 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
Oh BOY do I have some cool stuff in the box. Trouble is, I have had a few too many days taken out and getting it all published is suffering. But keep an eye here as a cascade of cool stories is coming your way, as is a new style of review. Finally pandering to the lazy of effort and probably real...

ENGERRRRLAAAANDDDDD!! EMMA Soundoff Bri...

Apr 10 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in News
The car audio scene talks in hushed tones about the nutters who enter sound quality competitions in the European Mobile Multimedia Association sound off contests. They have ones for bass heads, too. But the sound off is the pinnacle of skill and product performance. The hobby or pastime or all co...

Week Fifteen – GADGET SHOW & DEEP BOOMING BASS

Apr 07 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
Residents of Thurrock-With-An-F would have felt gentle seismic disturbances on Saturday night as it was the first King Of The Ring bash at Arena Essex Raceway. This is where we used to do the Mean Street Cruise and have the dB Drag racing bass contest going on in the pits. These days, Darren Mill...

Chord Mystic Signature, a New Age higher-level...

Apr 02 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Technology
This was published yesterday but may well be of interest to the high end Sound Quality systems merchants out there..

The Chord Company, the UK’s leading high-performance audio and video cable manufacturer and creator of the Tuned ARAY cable-tuning concept, introduces Chord Mystic Sig...

KEF Reach Benchmark of Innovation With Airfresh...

Apr 02 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Technology
In a further piece of related news - since we care so much about paint and detailing of our cars and mostly because our own Rug Doctor is SUCH an avid KEF fanatic, we bring another piece of news published yesterday. This is about a really cool development in greater sensate appreciation of music...

USB BRIBE SWAG

Apr 02 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in General
So far, Talk Audio’s Facebook page has been entirely organic. The Forum boards burn still and are the single best source for information and help on matters car audio (and all sorts of other things) related, on the web. We have huge traffic. Our moderators are all stalwart fellows of great coolne...

CELSUS – Bienvenido a Miami!

Apr 01 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in News
Despite the date of publication, this is WHOOOoooooooooooooo - NOT A DRILL! (I never actually typed that before but it is full circle, as I nicked it from something I had heard on a Bass CD, as a device for live use attention-grasping at the top of shows. It became as iconic as the hat and was us...