For over 25 years, Rockford Fosgate has been known for building famed and in many cases, legendary high power amplifiers, and it seems there is no end to this tradition. Now, from one of the original founders of serious car audio power comes a new, f [ … ]
The local UPS driver and I are on a first name basis. I regularly get all kinds of audio gear sent to me for evaluation and testing from companies all over the world. And some of these cartons are really big, and really heavy. But a few days ago, a t [ … ]

If we look at the history of listening to music as a hobby or as a seriously enjoyable pastime, we have come a long way from listening to a few songs in our living room and then having to flip the record over. Back in the day some of us made our ow [ … ]

The first time I ever really understood about serious bass was way back in 1975 when I went to see Pink Floyd on their “Wish You Were Here” tour. As I watched the concert about 100 feet back from the main stacks, each time Nick Mason’s kick drum hit, [ … ]

I was a Clarion retailer during the 1980’s and have always considered the brand to be very well engineered and constructed, but lacking a little more cosmetic pizzazz. Sort of like the girl at the dance who is only a wallflower until she takes off he [ … ]

Over the last few years, quite a few speaker manufacturers seem to have figured out there is a serious market for shallow mount subwoofers. Of course there has always been a need for these products, and now that some good designs have been accomplish [ … ]

Dedicated readers will recall a product review we did some time back on a rather unusual amplifier, the very large and heavy Arc Audio 4000SE. What made this big subwoofer amp unusual was the choice of topology. Rather than a common Class AB or Class [ … ]


As the flagship model of the full range four channel amplifiers offered by Rockford for 2009, the Power Series T1000.4 is a very powerful, full featured amplifier that could easily serve as the only amplifier in a really high performance system. Very [ … ]

Having spent most of my adult life in the audio industry, and most of that time working with car audio, I’ll admit to being a bit jaded when someone tells me about their “new and unique” car stereo product. To be honest, it’s not all that often that [ … ]

Wirez AMPKS-0 Amp Wiring Kit

A big part of making any audio system perform involves getting all the required electrons flowing between the various integral components of the car, and the system itself. Obviously, we need cables to provide large…
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Alpine MRV-F300 Amplifier

The Alpine MRV-F300 4-channel amplifier offers style and performance at an attractive price. It's rated at 50W RMS x 4 (4 ohm @ 14.4 V ≤1% THD + N); 75W RMS x 4 (2 ohm…
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Sony DSX-S100 Digital Media Receiver

  The other day I was in a car audio shop (imagine that!) and I heard a lady looking at new CD players ask, “Does anyone even bother with CD’s in the car anymore?” Well,…
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