Category Archives: Installations

New Pioneer Navigation Headunits!

  

More Units?! Luckily, Pioneer haven’t release these units to go with the current line up. The AVIC-Z730DAB, AVIC-Z830DAB and AVIC-Z930DAB units on the way are replacing the outgoing AVIC-Z720DAB, AVIC-Z820DAB and AVIC-Z920DAB. The new units aren’t much different from the current range, only that the internal components will feature newer technology so you can expect a more responsive unit. The… Read more »

VW Golf MK 7.5 Focal Upgrade

  

VW Golf MK 7.5 Focal Upgrade A customer of ours was very disappointed by the basic sound quality in their Golf 7.5. They decided to opt for a more advance and better sounding system. As well with the Golf 7.5, for their year you would expect a decent sound proofing system to be in place from factory. In this instance,… Read more »

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 A great customer of ours gave us the privilege of upgrading their outdated system in their Mercedes SL500.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 »

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 »

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 »