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Sony has always been a leader in high-value car audio products. This time we are going to have a look at one of their top-selling Xplod Series Class-D monoblock subwoofer amplifiers, the XM-ZZR3301. Rated at 330 watts into 4 ohms, and 600 watts int [ … ]

Hertz HSK 165XL

From the municipality of Potenza Picena, Italy, the music lovers at Elettromedia were kind enough to send me a pair of their Hi-Energy component speakers. If you don’t recognize the Elettromedia name, they are the parent company of such highl [ … ]

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I've used radar detectors in my cars and motorcycles for the last 15 years or so now, and I consider myself an experienced detector user. Over the years I’ve tried a lot of different brands, some worked very well, and others were more gimmicky and [ … ]

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One of the benefits of reviewing products every issue is that we get a chance to occasionally test something before or just as it becomes available in the marketplace. And that’s the case this time, because our contacts at Alpine Electronics sent on [ … ]
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Sony XAV-W1

Sony’s XAV-W1 Xplod® Double Din CD/DVD Receiver is the ultimate source unit for enjoying digital music and movies. Designed to elevate your in-car entertainment experience, the receiver features a 7 inch widescreen, 16:9 format [ … ]

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Everyone knows you need a good strong healthy battery to handle all the everyday electrical needs of any ride, but when we add a pounding audio system, how many of us really consider what that means to the electrical system? And if we add a fairly [ … ]

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Many years ago, I lived in the Canadian Prairie region. It wasn’t uncommon to have cold winter temperatures reach -40 degrees, and I grew up learning about block heaters, battery blankets, and all the other devices folks living in arctic temperatures [ … ]
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So you’ve finally got your car dialed in exactly how you want it. The motor’s built, brakes are upgraded, suspension’s tight, stereo’s bumpin’… It took some time, lots of cash, and good old blood, sweat, and tears, but it’s done! Now all you have t [ … ]

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Hey Dad, can I borrow the car? For a couple of years in my life, these were seven words that made me wince with worry and wonder. My son had just graduated from high school, and had yet to come up with the down payment he needed for me to finance a [ … ]

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Parrot MKi9200 Hands-Free Music Kit

When it was originally conceived, Bluetooth wireless communication was intended to be a replacement for conventional wired serial communications. The name Bluetooth comes as a reference to King Harald Bluetooth I [ … ]