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Week Thirty-Eight – I Forget The Speakers For A...

Sep 15 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
Bizarre but true, I have a friend who is a top end Outback Trucker. I had thought it was HE who had counted in ‘points’ to be allowed to emigrate to Australia but no, it was his wife Mel, with her real estate qualifications that clinched it! John was the lad who had the 155dB Mmats Juggernauts in...

Fancy 30dB of Better Bluetooth Dynamics? MiniBl...

Sep 09 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Technology
The DAC or digital to analogue converter is the modern ‘How High Is Your Fi?’ question of note. The quality of conversion from digits to tunes is horribly important and in in-car we get emotionally erect if we talk about Burr-Brown DACs and here is one in a tiny box. A scary GOOD one. It has been...

Week Thirty-Seven – And I Know A Secret

Sep 09 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
I am getting on you know, and finding the ‘getting up after too little sleep’ thing, harder work. I still get childishly excited before a show and Trax is no exception. But the day of being ‘on’ throughout, doing a minor ice challenge and then presenting the gongs at the end, took it outta me. Ev...

Talk Audio ACCESSORY SHOP

Sep 09 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in News
Ever run out of Widgets at Midnight? Or got to the last Fanglewurzle of your whole install and run out of Dual Snappitties? Yes, the bits and bobs of car audio installation can sound techy and kinda strange. But the accessories are often what makes the difference between professional and numpty-f...

ROLLIN’ WITH MA DAB ROLA

Sep 08 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in News
This just in from DABmotion, a brand of the terribly cool Celsus Ice people. The solutions for adding DAB to YOUR car, yes, YOU oh Reader are many. We all need to go digital but it can be a pain in the dashboard to sort out without being carbuncular or having the luxury of an all new unit, or eve...

Week Thirty-Six – Season Climax!

Sep 03 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
It’s a cool time of the year. Summer’s done but that early Septembrous thing can kick in. In Germany, they get even more and refer to a Golden Oktober. There’s even that wine… And as I write this column, on a Wednesday when I usually do it on a Monday, the weather is lovely and I am hoping it wil...

EMMA SEASON FINALE AT TRAX MEANS LEAGUE GLORY!

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...

SLEW OF NEWS FROM PIONEER

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...