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 »

Prices Set To Rise in 2022 Thanks to Brexit Triple-Whammy


Whichever way you voted in the Referendum, there’s no denying that Brexit has – so far – caused retailers a series of massive headaches. Many companies have seen huge increases in their admin load due to the new rules around customs declarations, and in some cases this has led to a decline in productivity. The highly publicised shortage of lorry… Read more »

Don’t delay – Order Your Car Audio Hardware Early To Avoid Disappointment This Christmas


The post-Brexit environment has proved challenging for a wide variety of industries – not least the electronics trade. With supply chain issues affecting manufacturers, distributors and retailers alike, stock shortages are expected to get worse over the coming months. The Christmas period is usually an exceptionally busy, high-stakes time for a business like ours, and this year a number of… Read more »

Why the In Phase USW300 Beats the Big-Name Brands


When it comes to in-car speakers, brands such as Kenwood and Pioneer spring immediately to mind. But are they worth the expensive outlay? Not, it seems, compared to In Phase’s International’s under-seat woofer, the USW300. The In Phase USW300 represents far better value for money than the Kenwood KSC-SW11 and the Pioneer TS-WX130EA, offering more power, and with its accompanying… Read more »

Rush to Quality Sees Record Year for Focal Products


At Car Audio Centre, we stock a wide range of Focal Audio’s cutting-edge in-car audio sound systems. Based in Saint-Étienne, France, Focal Audio have been designing high-fidelity speakers and subwoofers since 1979 and their legacy shows in the quality of their products. Just lately, sales of Focal products have rocketed as more customers clamour for high-end audio. To meet this… Read more »

Why Road Angel Dash Cams Best for Winter


There’s no denying it – there’s a chill in the air and the colder weather is on the way as we enter Autumn and Winter. This time every year, visibility of the road user and their dash cams can be affected – but this is where Road Angel’s Winter Mode comes in!  With Winter Mode, you’ll never have to worry about… Read more »

What is the difference between component and coaxial speakers?


Car manufactures make different speaker models which aim to satisfy the individual preferences of every user. When looking for aftermarket speakers, you will typically get asked whether you are after component or coaxial speakers however, do you know the difference between them? Coaxial Speakers You have more than likely experienced the feel from coaxial speakers as most factory car audio… Read more »

Need a budget amplifier setup? What to look out for!


Where Do I Start With An Amplifier? Buying an amp will improve even the most basic of systems. For those who don’t know the amplifier boosts low-power electronic audio signals such as the signal from radio receiver to a level that is high enough for driving door speakers or subwoofers. Normally stereos come with an amplifier built in. But this is only 50 watts peak… Read more »

What is ISO?


What exactly is ISO you may ask? ISO is an acronym for “International Organization for Standardization”. The distinctions between “ISO” are usually by their designated numbers. Created in 1995, ISO 10487 is a standard connector that allows you to connect an aftermarket headunit into your car with ease. It consists of two side-by-side eight pin connectors, these connectors fit into… Read more »

New Universal Fit XTC17.2CF Speakers


In Phase XTC17.2CF Universal Fit Speakers Land at Car Audio Centre After months of development, COVID and Brexit delays, the In Phase XTC17.2CF speakers have landed with us. Offering premium quality without breaking the bank. These speakers can be installed in over 300 different models of vehicles. The high-strength bracket supplied is built to last from special thermoplastics. So you don’t… Read more »