Pioneer AVH-2450BT Product Review

As times are changing a lot of us are now leaning towards double-din head units with DVD players. Some of us are doing this so they can entertain their children while on long road-trips, others because they need/want reversing cameras without the need of an extra screen. I am going in this direction myself, well more so because I seem to have a fetish for things with touch-screens. The Pioneer AVH-2450BT has all of this covered! Not only is this unit a DVD player with a 5.8″ Touch Panel, front AUX and front USB. It also has the ability to...

The AVS 3010+ 2 Star Car Alarm With ABTEC

Small dollars for a big car alarm   If you are looking for a good, affordable car security system you can’t do better than the AVS 3010+ at the stand out Abtec price of only $299 installed*.   This car alarm is gaining something of a cult following with our customers as it ticks so many of the right boxes without the hefty price tag:   Champagne tastes on a beer budget? You’re not going to miss out on any security features with two immobiliser circuits, a dual stage shock (impact) sensor and battery back-up siren (which continues to sound...

Alpine CDE-133EBT Product Review

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Alpine is the old Lamborghini posters of the mid 80’s, in some ways they are just like a Lamborghini with their sleek looks, easy to use controls and raw but beautiful power. They have never made dramatic changes to the way they look and has always had that sound quality that you would expect from a company that used Lambo’s to advertise their head units! The CDE-133EBT is Alpine’s most advanced Bluetooth head unit, featuring all-new Bluetooth hardware for seamless connection to many of the very latest Bluetooth enabled mobile phones. The...

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...