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AiM Sports Solo GPS Data Recorder

August 8, 2012

If you’ve ever done a track day, you know it can be a fun experience. To add to that fun the addition of a GPS data recorder can add to the enjoyability and perhaps even help you improve your driving. This is where devices such as AiM Sports Solo come in. They can record your […]

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KW-R500 JVC Receiver

April 26, 2012

Okay, so here we are with another review of a JVC double din car stereo. This time we’ll be looking at the JVC KW-R500 Double Din Receiver. So what does it have going for it? And maybe what’s not so hot? CD PLAYER The cd player is mp3/wma compatible and can use id3 tag/wma tag, […]

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JVC Anounces New App Capabilities For Their Multimedia Receivers

January 27, 2012

With a new year comes new product announcements, and the first that I’ve received is from JVC announcing their new App Link Mode. This is an update of its previous Advanced External mode. Not only is the App Link mode a nicer sounding name, it also appears to offer more and creates better conncetivity to […]

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Best Double Din Car Stereo

November 15, 2011

Recently I’ve received a few emails asking what the best double din car stereo is. Without any further information, the best response to this is “What are your requirements?”. For every person looking for a new car stereo, the best head unit for them is one that fits their wants and needs. The place that […]

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Boss BV9560B Double Din Car Stereo

October 13, 2011

This is a nice affordable Boss car stereo that provides DVD entertainment to those on a budget. The system allows playback of various disc media including DVDs, CDs, SVCDs and VCDs. There are also a usb port and SD/MMC card slots for extra ways of accessing your digital multimedia like mp3, wma and mp4 files. […]

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Pioneer AVH-P4300 Double Din DVD with iPod/iPhone Control

September 21, 2011

New for its 2011 model lineup from Pioneer is the AVH-P4300DVD. This unit provides a great entertainment system for your listening and driving pleasure. It’s got a great setup of improved and advance features. With a weight of 6.2 pounds and measuring 9.9 x 11 x 6.7 inches giving it a nice level of durability […]

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Excelon DNX9960 Kenwood Car Stereo – Best Double Din Head Unit?

September 8, 2011

I don’t know that I’d call the Kenwood Excelom DNX9960 the best double din head unit but it is certainly right up there. Of course with a price of over $1,000 you are paying for the quality, but in some circumstances paying that extra is well worth it for the quality you’re getting. This unit […]

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Connecting an iPad to Your Car Stereo

August 10, 2011

More and more people are owning iPads and one of the things they want to do with their new toys is to connect it to their car stereo systems. This isn’t as hard as many people believe and can even be made into a permanent fixture in your car with the right equipment and a […]

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Kenwood XR-5S Five Channel Digital Amplifier

July 19, 2011

Going along with my previous articles about improving sound and using amplifiers, I thought I’d take a look at this 5 channel class-D amplifier. This is a nice cool (as in temperature) running amp in a very compact chassis considering its power range. In general class D isn’t known to perform well in relation to […]

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Dynamat Installation Video

July 5, 2011

Back in October last year I talked about improving sound quality by using sound deadening materials like those provided by Dynamat. Well, I’ve just come across a video on youtube that shows how to install dynamat in your car doors. It’s a pretty decent video and shows how to install the material in your door […]

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