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, [ … ]

When it was introduced in 1964, the Ford Mustang was an instant hit with young and old people alike who wanted reliable and sporty transportation at a modest price. And of course the Mustang is generally credited with starting the whole pony car tren [ … ]


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 [ … ]


For this issue I thought it’d be a good time to review a much misunderstood and much maligned topic, the good old external power supply capacitor, or “Stiffening Cap.” I like the term “stiffening” as that’s exactly what happens, the added current ava [ … ]


So you have an iPod, a Zune, a Zen, or any one of the veritable plethora or portable media products out there. But what some of you don’t have is a car stereo that will allow you to connect your tunes to your ride. Sure you can go out and drop a pile [ … ]

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 [ … ]