Author Archives: Hawk

Will you do the fandango?

  

It’s an iconic scene from one of the most iconic films of the 90s, but the reality is ‘very very frightening’ indeed. A study conducted by motor insurance company More Than and psychologist Dr Simon Moore has shown how young drivers can be affected by the music that they are listening to in the car. 11% of young drivers admitted… Read more »

“It’s a Volvo”

  

Those words probably didn’t send a jolt a fear through you, but to any car audio professional it’s a nightmare inducing phrase. Not because it’s a bad car, by all accounts, most Volvo’s are pretty nice. Even the speakers are pretty good – so why do car audio fitters and specialists everywhere pull a face like they’ve just smelled something… Read more »

What does “made for iPod/iPhone” really mean?

  

While Apple spouted off about the advantages of their new ‘lightning’ connector for the iPhone 5 and above; consumers, retailers and manufacturers everywhere quietly sobbed into their blankets. Not that we liked the old 30pin connectors (they were a pain as well), but because we had filled our houses and cars with stuff designed to work with the old connection…. Read more »

Because I’m all about that base, no treble.

  

I really wouldn’t recommend it. Bass is great, it’s a cheap and easy way to improve any sound system – but you can’t sing along to it. I challenge anyone who reads this to try and sing along to ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ or ‘Hey! Mickey’ while you can’t even hear the words, let alone yourself. Bass is that… Read more »

Picking the right speakers for you

  

Like an old man straining to hear the television we often find ourselves tilting our head towards a speaker in order to hear all the nuances of whatever sound you’re pumping through them. Unless, of course, it’s Bieber – in which case we’re tilting our hand for the off button. Some car manufacturers have tried to solve this problem, usually… Read more »

NEW In Phase IVR11 Roof mount monitor with 11″ Screen

  

Another fantastic bit of kit from In Phase, this roof mount monitor builds on the sucess of last years IVR10. For the portable movie lovers after an all-in-one system to add AV into their vehicle then the In Phase Roof Mount screen with built in DVD player is the ideal solution. It boasts a region Free DVD player,  11″ inch… Read more »