JBL GTO Series Amplifier Product Review

When it comes to powering your speakers & sub-woofers in your car audio set-up choosing the right amplifier can be quite a task. JBL has made this choice easier with there JBL GTO Series Amplifier range.   For Running your components or loudspeakers there is the JBL GTO1004 600-Watt 4 Channel Full-Range Amplifier with built-in variable eletronic Crossover and variable Bass boost. This is the perfect amp for getting the best out of your components/loudspeakers. 75W RMS x 4 @ 2 Ohms 55W RMS x 4 @ 4 Ohms 360W RMS x 1 (Bridged) @ 2 Ohms 225W RMS x 1(Bridged)...

Digital Designs DD-AW6.5s Product Review

When it comes to High End Component Speakers there isn’t much out there that comes close to the Digital Designs DD-AW6.5s Component Speakers. These components are so high end I could buy a cheap car with the price value, but this is not the point here. Remember the old saying “You get what you pay for” ? Well this is the case with the DD-AW6.5s Components, the sound quality is nothing but AMAZING! Back when our MD had his Mitsubishi EVO X he wasn’t happy with the factory system, so out came the factory 6″ speakers and in went the DD-AW6.5s components....

Safety With The AVS Reversing Camera Range

Have you been thinking about fitting reversing aids to your car? There has been huge growth in this area over recent years and there are now so many affordable options for after market reversing sensors, cameras and monitors. The first thing to decide is what brand to buy. Always choose an established and reputable company with a warranty and service protocol. That way you can be sure that you can add to the system or replace just a part at a later date f required. We use and recommend the Safety Range from AVS Car Security – the products are...

Sony DSX-S Series Digital Media Player Review

In the time I have been around (which isn’t that long, depending on who you talk to) I have seen a few media formats come and go. Which includes the Vinyl record, cassette tapes and mini-disc’s… And with the increasing sale of music online I am sure the last days of the compact disc are not to far away. For the entry level of the DSX-S Series Sony has the DSX-S100. Which is a nice unit with the one internal USB, 2 RCA pre-outs and an AUX just in case you have a friend that doesn’t have an iPhone/pod but...

JBL BassPro Product Review

When I first saw the JBL BassPro I must admit I thought it was some sort of Droid and was expecting it make some sort of “Bee-boop Beepity Boop, Beep Beep Bop Boop!” . What it did do was some nice bass tones but that is to be expected from a company that has been building speakers for over 60 plus years! It is powered by an on-board 150 Watt RMS amp that drives its 6.5″ quad coil sub-woofer that I must say has very impressive volume capabilities! You also have the option of buying a remote bass controller for it if you...

DD-LE-MINI8 Product Review

As far as sub-woofers go, you can not get much better than Digital Designs. Yes I have said this before and will most likely say it again at some stage too. And the DD-LE-MINI8 is no exception either! The LE-MINI8 totally caught me off guard the first time I heard it, such low bass tones and crisp clean sound I actually thought our MD was having me on and had a 12 running somewhere in the car! Also one of the best features (In my opinion & also others) is the fact you can have the LE-MINI8 in the boot...

Parrot CK3100 Review

  The good: The Parrot CK3100 is a cost-effective Bluetooth hands-free calling system with some surprisingly advanced calling features including a decent voice-command interface and a useful phonebook-syncing feature. The bad: Programming in voice tags for contacts can be time consuming, and there is no option for dialing individual numbers by voice. The bottom line: The Parrot CK3100 combines a simple, easy to use control interface with a good voice-recognition system to provide drivers with easy hands-free calling on the road. Review: With legislation on the horizon banning the use of cell phones while driving, we decided to take a...

Klipsch iGroove SXT Review

  Klipsch’s reputation for stellar sound goes untarnished by the high-fidelity iGroove SXT. Summary By serving up premium sound quality, Klipsch’s remarkably simple iGroove SXT delivers where most others have failed. Lightweight and unassuming, it may be just what you’ve been looking for in a portable iPod or iPhone speaker system. Be aware, however: The device does come with some drawbacks, including the lack of several features commonly found on competing models. Have you checked out your local department store’s electronics section lately? If so, then no doubt you’ve noticed the plethora of iPod- and iPhone- related products lining the...

The Ultimate in Vehicle Security!

  If you want the ultimate in car security you can’t go past the AVS S5 car alarm, it’s our biggest selling alarm model. And now you can get hold of the limited edition AVS S5-R3, only from Abtec, which comes with three remote controls. Let’s face it, you’re using that remote every day so it’s the make or break point for how you feel about your alarm. And we reckon AVS has got the run on the competition with their waterproof remote (yes it is actually waterproof, chuck it in a bucket of water, and it’ll still work when you fetch it back...

JBL GTO638 The perfect speaker for factory replacement

The JBL GTO638 makes the perfect factory replacement, considering it is a 6 1/2″ 3 way speaker it still slots into a 6″ space perfectly. It has become a bit of a trend with newer cars that changing the factory stereo can become a right pain, if this is the case replacing the factory speakers with GTO series can make a world of a difference. JBL also makes the GTO series in a 3 1/2″ , 4″ , 5″ , 5×7″ , 6×4″ and 6×9″ making them the ideal for any make of car. Also JBL have been making speakers for over 60 years and...