Monthly Archives: October 2019

Fibre Optic Mercedes SL500 Stereo Upgrade

  

Fibre Optic Mercedes SL500 Stereo Upgrade, an amazing install for a low price! A great customer of ours gave us the privilege of upgrading their outdated system in their Mercedes SL500. The customer requested something basic with Apple Car Play and DAB radio, they were given the most popular options, the  JVC KW-M745DBT or the Pioneer SPH-DA130DAB, they preferred the look of… Read more »

Car Entertainment for Kids: Beat Those Long Journeys

  

Travel entertainment can seem like an endless chore on family holidays. With the global attention span of our population narrowing, keeping children entertained is becoming harder and harder. On long car journeys, having bored passengers is the last thing any driver needs, making fun car games for kids a must-have.  To help avoid the constant “are we there yet” comments,… Read more »

Review – InPhase SPX-17C Component Speakers

  

The InPhase SPX-17C InPhase has been quiet over the last few years when it comes to developing their own products, so today we have a throwback Thursday… The InPhase SPX-17C Component Speakers aren’t like any other speaker component kit to come from InPhase. Usually, they pride themselves on providing high-quality audio at low prices. This speaker is slightly different. It… Read more »

Does Your Car Radio Lose Its Memory?

  

Stereo Memory Thousands of calls a year come into our technical lines here at Car Audio Centre, everything from “my radio doesn’t turn on” to “what are the voltage of the preouts on the latest Pioneer radio.” You name it, we have heard it, yet the most common one is “I have fitted my car radio and everything is fine until I… Read more »

What Are WiFi Stereos?

  

WiFi Stereos WiFi in stereos is becoming such a sought after feature for car stereos. But many people ask, what are WiFi stereos? What does this mean? If you have seen our multimedia range, you will know that a lot of the units have Apple Car Play and Android Auto. If you don’t know about our multimedia units with Car… Read more »

Dash Cams, do we need them?

  

Here at the Car Audio Centre, there is a belief that dash cams are the must have option for any road user, whether you have just passed your driving test or have been driving for 50+ years there are many reasons to have a dash camera recording your everyday driving. The Harsh Reality of Britain’s Roads According to Brake, In… Read more »

VW T-5 Headunit Upgrade Guide

  

Where to start?!  VW T-5 Headunit Upgrade Guide I think this article has been a long time coming. This is aimed at current and prospective VW Transporter owners. We have experienced a massive surge in the last few years of prospective and current Transporter owners looking to upgrade their headunit and have done eventually. The standard offering by VW is rather… Read more »

Sound deadening- Is it worth it? YES, YES, IT IS!

  

Sound Deadening, one of the most forgotten about components when installing new speakers or building a big set up. Sound deadening from my experience is not even considered by non-car audio folk. I have noticed when speaking to people about upgrading their audio, they seem so sound surprised at the prospect of sound deadening being needed in the vehicle. It… Read more »