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News & info about car audio/video, portable electronics, headphones, video gaming and other consumer electronics

  • Car Amplifier Basics

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    Car amplifiers are а must when adding subwoofers or а high-powered aftermarket speakers. Relying on your in-dash receiver to supply enough power not a chance First things first, no matter which amplifier you choose, you will need to purchase an amplifier installation kit. The kit will include all wires and cables to hook up your amplifier correctly for а complete install.

  • Parrot ASTEROID Android Powered Car Navigation Stereos

    Parrot Asteroid Classic The Parrot Asteroid series car stereo, navigation & multimedia receivers offer the latest in digital music & multimedia playback from nearly any media source. This including internet radio when connected using а 3G capable device. Dial а contact hands-free or search your music safely and conveniently using Parrot’s unparalleled voice recognition. This unique car receiver is an industry first to operate on Android software to unlock its full potential.
  • Amplifier Gain Controls, Fix Clipping & Distortion

    Amplifier Gain Controls

    Properly setting your gains can mean the difference between a great sounding car audio system and distortion or clipping. Gain controls are the often recessed knobs found on most audio equipment in the wiring loop between a source or head unit and speaker or subwoofers. Amplifiers, crossovers, equalizers, bass generators, and most other sound processors will have a gain (or input sensitivity) control.

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  • Android Head Units; Car Stereos for Android Devices

    For years car stereo manufacturers have catered to Apple's iOS devices like the iPod and iPhone. It's as if they didn't realize that a lot of us out there actually use and love Android based smartphones, media players, and tablets.

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  • Retron 5, Surprise Announcement from Hyperkin

    Instead of announcing details about the Retron 4, to everyone's suprrpise, Hyperkin released details of the Retron 5 replica classic gaming system. According to Hyperkin the Retron 5 will support no less than nine vintage consoles, including the Genesis (Megadrive), NES (Famicom), SNES (Super Famicom) and GameBoys from the original through to the GameBoy Advance.  In addition, they've added a custom Bluetooth controller that can handle every system, mix-and-match original controller support, save states and upscaling for both video (to 720p, through HDMI) as well as audio.

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  • SoundStorm DD888 In-Dash Video Receiver

    SoundStorm DD888 - Now Available

    The DD888 Double-DIN In-Dash Multimedia Car Audio/Video Receiver with 7" Touchscreen Monitor and USB/AUX/SD Card Input. Newly release for 2013, is part of the first wave of car audio/video productds from SoundStorm Labs.

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  • Hyperkin Officially Announces the Retron 4 Console.

    Retron 4 from Hyperkin

    Hyperkin to Reveal New RetroN 4 System at Midwest Gaming Classic

    The RetroN 4 is a Modern Retro Console that plays NES, SNES, Genesis and GBA Cartridges.

    EL MONTE, CA (MARCH 2013) – Hyperkin will be unveiling their new console, the RetroN 4, (the latest in their line of RetroN - retro/classic gaming consoles) at this year’s Midwest Gaming Classic at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel in Brookfield, Wisconsin, on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM CST. The RetroN 4 plays NES, SNES, Genesis and GBA cartridges all in one convenient console.

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  • Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS In-Dash Car Video

    As with most of Pioneer's 2013 in-dash video line-up, the AVH-X3500BHS features MixTrax compatibility, which is Pioneer's automated DJ and playlist software. It intelligently analyzes your music library and creates custom mixes that play back while you drive. This receiver also features built-in bluetooth and HD Radio turning and a 6.1" LCD touch-screen.

    As is common with Pioneer receivers, the AVH-X3500BHS features deep compatibility with iOS, though the kinks in iPhone 5 compatibility is still being sorted.
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  • Why Buy New Car Speakers?

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    The most common reason for buying new car speakers is that you believe your current set-up is outdated, or simply not powerful enough. For people who just listen to the radio on their way to work, a standard coaxial car speaker system will probably do nicely. However, enthusiasts will want car speakers that pack more of a punch, which likely includes a ported or sealed sub-woofer unit to fit in the trunk. If you are unsure whether you need to upgrade your car speakers, read on for insight on the different types of audio systems and who they might be suited to.

     

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  • Choose the Best Headphones for Your Lifestyle

    Choose the best headphones

    With high quality headsets costing easily into the hundreds, the science of crafting headphones that give amazing sound and clarity has come a long way. The technology has seen a high amount of usage in fields like audio mixing, video gaming, and entertainment uses like listening to music or getting theater quality sound in your own bubble. If you are just beginning to get into the search for a headset, the qualities described below are pivotal for assessing a high quality set of headphones.

     

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