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Week Ten – New Ride Paranoia and Pioneer Passion

Mar 02 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
Do you recall the massive meteorite that was recorded on so very many Russian in car dashcam recorders? For dash cams are compulsory in Russia. Just as well, when you see the awesome destruction and drunken mayhem of some of the clips of Russian motoring on social media. The biggest wavefront of...

Caffeine & Cars At Car Audio & Security

Feb 24 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events
This Saturday, at Car Audio & Security’s Pump Lane. Hayes location, they are having a launch event for the new range of Rotiform wheels. CAS are the UK distributors for these loved-by-those-who-know rims. The new range of cast Rotiforms will cover three models at this launch, with some more comin...

Week Nine – Of Snowdrops, Crocii and Daffodils

Feb 23 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
Yeah, yeah, it’s crocuses… But I have seen them all this year and even heard the drumming of a woodpecker on a tree in Hertfordshire on a fisheries trip. Spring has sprung. I confess to allowing a week to flow by without there being more than this column published but part of the absurd Behind Th...

Week Eight – Of Upgrades And Acceleration

Feb 16 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
Oh GHOSH! A lovely wise geezer, who once worked in the casino trade and would have to transport big wads of cash about from London to their Brighton branch in the dead of night in a great big Yankee Camaro, once told me, “You can’t fall in love with a car, Sir!” As he was actually playing devil’s...

Week Seven – Of Concatenation & Output Div...

Feb 09 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
If ever I am nicked for moral turpitude or skullduggery and thuggery, they will find books in my shelves from what I call “The unhealthy interest section” or the one filled with the books about gangsters like the Mafia and our own Krays. I have every book ever written about the twins. So I saw th...

Clarion SW2513B Passive Ported Subwoofer Enclosure

Feb 08 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Subwoofers
Clarion SW2513B Ten Inch Passive Subwoofer Enclosure:

Small trapezoidal passive bass box (as in, it has NO amplifier of its own built-in, so needs an external amp to drive it.) with single coil ten inch woofer and a port. Also known as ‘Bass Reflex’. Seamlessly covered with tough gre...

Week Six – Of Rubber, Acid & 99.99% Virgin...

Feb 02 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
There is an expression more polite than The Knacker’s Yard, or Scrapheap. It is End Of Life. This is used in the business of recycling cars and computers alike. And while cars are now better regulated and we do see a few less dumped dead ones, electronics are governed by the Waste Ele...

Lexus & Levinson: Rayner Auditions The New...

Jan 29 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Technology
Long term regular readers may know that I have had some really cool access to top end cars by press offices for top marques in the past. I have, as described in this week’s column, sat inside brand new Jaguars and also Maseratis with Bowers and Wilkins kit inside and a Range Rover at Steve Levine...

Week Five – A Whole NEWWW WORRRLLD! la la…

Jan 26 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
Yes, welcome to my first column typed upon white keys. I am yet to learn a whole slew of new stuff and have one or two new ways to do things to get a grip of but Mister Qwerty remains my chum, even though I am now an Apple computing bod. The truly hellish bit as I expected, was not the huge effor...

Scott Buwulda of HAT & IASCA: The Internati...

Jan 21 2015 02:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations
I visited the IASCA booth in the North halls and found it small but perfectly formed. Scott Buwulda of Hybrid Audio Technologies, had a full brand booth of his own last year. This year, he was at CES as the representative of the IASCA car audio sound challenge associa...