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MODESTEP & JL AUDIO UK

Jul 30 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations
Here is the reason why JL Audio UK have been so bloody quiet in recent weeks! I call, I nag, I beg for news… and figured it was just because they were busy. Bloody hell were they busy? Modestep, a jolly cool beat combo much beloved, I gather, by young persons, enjoy a bit of bass. And the chaps a...

Black Hats and DAB

Jul 27 2015 01:00 | Adam Rayner in Technology
At the end of last week, a huge story broke about car security. I have already been on national radio talking about the ‘keyless entry/ignition’ thefts of Range Rovers and certain models of Audi on the BBC but this was something else. This involved me learning another ‘new’ word.

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Week Thirty-One – In Which 1.4 Million Jeeps A...

Jul 27 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
Isn’t it funny, how a company can turn all attentive once you have wielded the vorpal blade of a well-honed ‘pen’ (er keyboard)? The Clifton Cameras people in Dursley, Gloucestershire, that I wrote about last week, did try to get back to me by phone and Facebook message but I really was done. I h...

Amazing Old Stager Available To Restore c/w TEN...

Jul 21 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations
Truly older bass heads will recall reading about Kam Jagpal. I recently heard from his lad, Kraig, all grown up and dealing with stuff for his dad. I will let his words do the explaining: “Hello Adam, I appreciate you do not know me, however I do know that you’re an old acquaintance of my dad’s -...

Week Thirty – In Which The BEEB’s Inbox Crashes

Jul 20 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
I was moved to have a hashtag created for me, to promote my efforts to enter the exalted world of the Top Gear coterie. It is #AR4TGP or Adam Rayner For Top Gear Presenter! (I think it has been shared like, 14 times…) I have used the picture Dave Snypa did, for this week’s column as I LOVE it! It...

Newgate Simms' Magic De-Squeakerator

Jul 16 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Technology
We care an awful lot about Sound here on Talk Audio. And it is no mistake that the European distributors for the top end sound deadening products from Dynamat are the same people who distribute the legendary JL Audio brand. Their big thing is to state that their product is the cheapest audio upgr...

Week Twenty-Nine – In Which I Fling One Over T...

Jul 13 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
I did it, with hands shaking… I actually downloaded a YouTube video grabber programme to my iMac! I had to, in order to e-mail my Top Gear try-out video, just to get it processed to be under the size limit. Merely scoring high on a Google search does not mean you are not a vile scam. So I was dea...

Morel releases the Virtus Nano - the shallowest...

Jul 09 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in News
This fresh in from high quality speaker makers Morel. These will be in the UK courtesy of their UK distributors, based with Auto Audio in London, called Flagship. You can reach them by calling 020 8838 8838. Here's the details: A mounting depth of 17mm (.67in) makes the Virtus Nano a perfect sol...

NEW AUDI A4 MODELS TO FEATURE BANG & OLUFSE...

Jul 08 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in News
There are some big things going on in the world of OEM audio. The mighty Harman group purchased the whole of the Bang & Olufsen car audio division. Regular readers/viewers may recall my video in the A8 at Audi HQ relatively recently. What follows is their press release: Acquired by HARMAN in May...

Week Twenty-Eight – Of Air Conditioning, Forei...

Jul 07 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
Once upon a time, I did a review on an in car refrigeration device. It was made by Black & Decker who had exhibited at a car show. Their PR department sent me three products yet never followed up one iota. There was a powered screwdriver, an LED lamp and this is little in car fridge. Like everyth...