Orion HCCA5000.1dSPL Front PASMAG

Over the last 30 years, the Orion brand of car audio has garnered a high level of respect from folks who insist on high quality, high performance products. The marque has a proven track record for performance and reliability that only a handful of [ … ]

Memphis Car Audio VIV60C PASMAG 01

From a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, Memphis, Tennessee, is famous around the world as the home of blues and the birthplace of rock ‘n roll. Home to famous places, such as Beale St., the Gibson guitar factory, and Elvis’ Grac [ … ]

JL Audio C5 075 Coponent PAS 04

Any avid car audio enthusiast knows that the choice of loudspeakers for your system is perhaps the single most critical decision of the system design. It’s a well-known fact that the speakers you choose make more difference in the final sound [ … ]

Morel Virtus Nano 602 01 PAS

Every once in a while you come across a product that simply defies logic and makes you re-think everything. The Morel Virtus Nano 602 shallow-mount speaker system is such a product. First of all, “shallow” doesn’t begin to describ [ … ]

JL Audio RD400 4 photo RD400 4 ART 4

If you are one of those people who think all amplifiers work and sound the same, the folks at JL Audio and I have news for you; they don’t. Not only are there big differences in amp designs (even within a specific topology), the sonic signatu [ … ]

DD Audio 3510 ESP photo front main

Some people agonize for months over their choice of subwoofer. Do you go more sound quality or SPL? High power handling or high efficiency? Sealed or vented? Well, if you ask the folks at Digital Designs, they’ll tell you that you don’t [ … ]

Memphis Car Audio VIV800.5 VIV 900.5 04 led

Brand-new from the folks at Memphis Car Audio comes a line of DSP-powered amplifiers, with all-new looks and leading edge technology. The new series is known as the Six Five Series, and is Memphis’ first real foray into the DSP world. There a [ … ]

Kicker CompRT photo 43TCWRT12 F2

From their world headquarters in Stillwater, Oklahoma, the Kicker brand of car audio continues to turn out revolutionary problem solving new products. If you have ever wanted to install a ground pounding subwoofer system in your vehicle, but couldn [ … ]

Kenwood DRV 410 Dashboard Camera PAS 01

You may have noticed cars driving around with a small camera mounted to the dash, or perhaps you’ve seen a bunch of internet videos where these cameras recorded accidents or near-misses. While dash-cams have been popular in other parts of the [ … ]

Escort iX Radar Detector PAS 03

Regular readers of PASMAG will recall my proclivity to never drive anywhere without a good radar detector. Over the years, I have developed an affinity for Escort-branded detectors, and for good reason. Until recently, my go-to detector has been th [ … ]

Sound Advice: In the Hot Seat

We’ve received a bunch of questions lately about charging systems and current requirements, so this issue we’ll get you some answers regarding your cars electrical health. Q: Hello. I think you have a great mag,…
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Clarion NX501 Multimedia Receiver

Over the last couple years Clarion has been working hard developing good looking, high performance products that are in line with what technology thirsty consumers are looking for. In this review we’ll have a look…
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Orion XTRPRO154D Woofer Review

Look at any successful company and you’ll notice that they didn’t get that way by resting on their laurels. As a prime example, the team at Orion have been hard at work redesigning and improving…
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