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The new Kenwood KDC-HD942U ($299.00 USD) is a single DIN chassis CD/MP3 Receiver that provides connectivity for your iPod, and includes a built-in HD Radio tuner. With the optional KCA-BT200 Bluetooth adapter, the unit will also allow you to make and [ … ]

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On the eastern edge of the great Los Angeles basin lies the quiet suburb of Chino, California. Traditionally, Chino has been an area rich in agriculture. Providing a great deal of the dairy products for Southern Californian supermarkets, you would ex [ … ]
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If you’ve been paying attention, you may have noticed that the folks over at JVC have stepped up their high performance car audio program significantly in the last couple of years. The JVC Arsenal series of products are designed to go head to head [ … ]

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If you’re an avid enthusiast, you’re likely quite familiar with the name Scosche. The family owned and operated company has been providing dash kits, adapters, harnesses, and all manner of high quality installation aids since 1980. But what you might [ … ]
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Livin’ Loud with “All the Bass – Half the Space”

That was the tag line for the original Kicker Solo-Baric subwoofers, and it was pretty true. Back in the 90’s, Kicker figured out a way to get a woofer to perform exceptionally well in small sealed en [ … ]

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Over the years I’ve probably installed or worked on literally thousands of car audio systems. One of my specialties when I was a professional installer, was the prevention of noise or more often the removal of noise from someone else’s install. Durin [ … ]
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Seems like everyone is being a bit more careful with their money these days, and when we do buy something, the focus is on getting the best value for each and every hard earned dollar. We all want well made, reliable, good performing gear for our dou [ … ]
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Back in 1995, serious car audio enthusiasts were busy building cars that would hold their own against most home systems in terms of sound quality. Plus back in those days IASCA quickly became a hugely popular organization with thousands of registered [ … ]

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In this very issue, you’ll find an article featuring three different Sony systems that could be had within a very modest price range to suit any budget. As I recall, the most expensive of them was only about a grand. Let’s take a closer look at the w [ … ]
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Walk the halls of Polk Audio’s Baltimore headquarters, and you’ll meet sales people, engineers and technicians who also happen to be musicians, audiophiles, home theater mavens, tube-equipment fanatics and rare vinyl LP collectors. There are folks he [ … ]