Kicker KEY180.4 Amplifier

When we think about adding an amplifier to a system, the obvious thing we’re adding is power to make our music louder. But what if the amplifier not only provided the additional power we wanted, but also had the ability to make the system sou [ … ]

Kenwood XR600 6DSP

Anyone who has ever attempted to upgrade a factory audio system with some real power knows the challenges involved. Depending on the specific car, you may have to deal with factory equalization, weird signal delays, unwanted crossover points, and i [ … ]

JVC CW DRA8 F

Recently, my friend Elle bought a new pickup truck with a typically abysmal factory stereo system. Not wanting to make big modifications to her brand-new ride, she said he could live with the general sound of the system if only she could add some d [ … ]

JL Audio VX700 5i ART 1

Every once in a while, a product comes along that’s truly innovative and could represent the future of the category. In my opinion, such a product is the VXi Series of amplifiers from JL Audio. By teaming up with microprocessor manufacturer A [ … ]

PS GLADEN PRO 5 30 131884 High

To those who prefer to take a no compromise approach to their car audio system and insist on equipment that’s generally above reproach, the name Mosconi is quite familiar. Relative newcomers to the car audio market, the first Mosconi amplifie [ … ]

Pioneer AVIC W8400NEX Navi UI

Ah, technology. While it’s a struggle to simply keep abreast of all the latest and greatest advancements, there’s no argument that technology is a huge part of everyone’s daily life. One of the more fascinating aspects of today&rs [ … ]

Arc Audio PS8 Pro2

Several years ago, I was introduced to the Arc Audio PS8 digital signal processor. I listened to it for the first time in a demo car at CES that year and was really impressed; impressed enough that when I built my Corvette Grand Sport’s audio [ … ]

02 Alpine ID X Series System 01

Obviously, there are a lot of high quality audio components available for our cars. Some people choose a system because it plays loud, while others may prefer tonal balance over raw SPL, but when you ask a true audiophile what they look for in a sy [ … ]

01 JVC KW R935BTS ANGLE A

Anyone who’s on a budget and needs a significant upgrade from their stock radio will appreciate the features and price of the JVC KW-R935BTS double DIN sized receiver. The unit was designed to provide connectivity to a smartphone and all the [ … ]

01 Pioneer Electronics d sub tech 2

If you’re serious about pounding out bass, then you already know you want a no-compromise, truly high-performance subwoofer that can handle the abuse it’s likely to see on a typical Saturday night. Well, this is the reason Pioneer creat [ … ]

Pioneer Electronics AVH-P8400BH Multimedia

The folks at Pioneer have been hard at work coming up with new ways to enhance your entertainment experience. Evidence of their work is found in the new top-of-the-line Pioneer AVH-P8400BH multimedia receiver. The unit…
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Kicker Comp Q CWQ12 Subwoofer Review

Earlier this year we had a look at the Kicker L7 square subwoofer, which is part of Kicker’s illustrious Q-Class product line. Adding to that Q-Class product is the CompQ series of woofers, which are…
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Project Scion: 2012 Scion iQ Entertainment Upgrades

The PASMAG Project IQ was ready for some entertainment upgrades, so we took it to see Franky “Crazy” Valenti at 20Hz Audio Sound & Security with the goal to transform this cool little run-about into…
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