Category Archives: Sound Tuning

BMW Audio Upgrade Recommendations

  

  BMW Audio Upgrade Intro If you’re a lover of music, you will want to FEEL your music, not just hear it. The BMW later models have similar sound systems. Normally, there is a pair of 6″ woofers under the front seats and 4″ mids in the doors. Sometimes, there is 4″ mids in the rear. (this depends on the… Read more »

New Tablet-Style Pioneer SPH-EVO93DAB!

  

New Tablet-Style Pioneer SPH-EVO93DAB! A rival to the ILX-F903D? (Halo9) When Alpine released the Halo9, the car audio scene was intrigued and in awe. Now, it seems Pioneer want to jump onto this trend as well. This new receiver features a new level of smartphone connectivity – Android Auto™ (wired) and Apple CarPlay™ (via wireless connection) -, voice commands (Alexa built-in),… 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 »

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 »

5 ways to help your car radio stay tuned

  

We’ve all been there, singing along to a great tune on our favourite radio station when suddenly the tuning goes skew-whiff and inexplicably gives you a blast of intermittent static (or worse, BBC Radio Three). If this happens to you on a pretty regular basis, then it is more than likely you have a problem with your radio’s ability to… Read more »

Radio is Dead, Long live Radio! Has the in-car Analogue Radio met its Demise?

  

Radio has been mourned many times in its history, most notably in songs by Queen and The Buggles. While that may seem like an unfortunate eulogy, it is one that is happily premature. Yes, analogue radio is on the wane in terms of new production. Digital radio is now cheap and compact and MP3/Bluetooth integration has brought the iPod revolution… Read more »

Musical tweeters: what do they do?

  

The way that your in-car sound system performs depends on the arrangement and the quality of a number of different components. Car amplifiers can be very different from domestic versions that are used for indoor audio and entertainment systems, but the quality of sound that is achievable in a car is comparable to the most high-end home set-up. High frequency… Read more »

Skoda Octavia Dynaudio + heavy bass system

  

Alex is a long time customer and recently bought a new Skoda Octavia VRS so we transferred his Dynaudio components and In Phase amplifiers/box from his old BMW 3er compact to the Octavia. The Dynaudio components are run actively (without passive crossovers) to take benefit of the full processing power of his Pioneer DEH-P88RSII stereo, which offers auto EQ and Time… Read more »