Author Archives: Phoebe

“Back to the future?” – no thanks!


The semiconductor shortage is continuing to hamper the automotive industry – this time in the shape of BMW’s latest models being shipped to customers without their Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features. BMW says that the smartphone connectivity software will be sent to the affected vehicles via an over-the-air update. But, for now, the owners of the new vehicles will be… 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 »