The new $400 Alpine CDA-117 is designed for anyone who demands exemplary audio performance and an extensive array of built-in sound shaping adjustments. That’s right tweakophiles- read on because this one’s right up your alley.

When it comes to picking out a modern replacement for that aging source unit in your dash, there are hundreds to choose from if all you really care about is cosmetics and connecting your iPod. But if you want more than a pretty face, and demand [ … ]

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When it comes to major online resources, few companies can claim to be at the top of every enthusiast’s list. For us and evidently millions of other audio fanatics, Crutchfield.com is proudly a place we visit very often. From quick tips and specs [ … ]
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Alpine Electronics SWR-1243D

 

Alpine’s newly redesigned SWR-1243D 12-inch, dual 4-ohm Type-R subwoofer featuring a shallow 6.375-inch mounting depth for more installation flexibility. Exclusive third-generation HAMR engineering delivers coo [ … ]

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Although Auto Page introduced the first of their new “Heavy Metal” series remote starters last year, the recently released C3-RS1100 we previewed is intended to be their all-new flagship for 2010.

For those who thought the term Heavy Metal only [ … ]

The KO-NA3601 had plenty of authority to drive the 12-inch woofers to loud volumes, and sounded fine in the process. The bass was well controlled and deep, quick transients sounded natural without a lot of ringing, and generally speaking the amp sounded just fine indeed.

Okay, let’s face it, unless you are independently wealthy or raking in big dough through some high paying job, we all have to spend our audio budgets wisely. And this situation is exactly what the folks at Konaki completely understand. For several [ … ]

The Cadence ZRS C9 is a full range Class AB four channel amplifier. Rated at 100 watts x 4 into 4 ohms, and 150 watts x 4 into 2 ohms, the amp I unpacked was relatively large and looked like it meant business. The C9 features a black anodized brushed aluminum heatsink that measures a bit over 15 inches long, 9.6 inches wide, and about 2.3 inches tall.

Although we come across a number of amplifiers each year, we still get excited everytime “the guy in the big brown truck” drops off a new product at our test lab. Recently, the good folks at Cadence sent us an example of one of their latest creat [ … ]

The JL Audio CP108LG-W3v3 subwoofer system is very compact, measuring only 18-5/8 inches wide, 11-3/16 inches high and 5-1/8 inches deep. Some amplifiers are bigger!

Everybody knows if you want decent bass in your car, you need a big enclosure and a ton of power, right? Well, the people at JL Audio may disagree. You see, they have decades of experience in putting high performance woofer systems in all kinds o [ … ]

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Alpine CDA-117 CD/MP3/WMA/AAC Receiver

New for 2010, Alpine’s CDA-117 is engineered for top-quality sound, making it the ideal head unit for the car audio enthusiast and enabling consumers to create a high-quality system that fits their ente [ … ]

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OPTIMA YellowTop

Optima Batteries announces the release of the new group 27F YellowTop, the latest addition to the Optima product family. The group 27F not only offers greater power and more than 300 discharge/recharge cycles, but it is an ex [ … ]

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Clifford 5902X (70.7X) Two-way OLED Responder HD SST

The Clifford 5902X (70.7X) is a two-way 24-channel remote start/security system with keyless entry. This system features Clone-Safe and Code-Hopping, SuperCode SST One Mile Range, 2-Way Confirma [ … ]