Lots of cars these days come with dozens of speakers to pump music into passengers’ ears. But those speakers are heavy, and take up lots of space. That’s why Continental just devised a speaker-less audio system that actually uses your car’s interior trim panels to make sound. Here’s how it works.
The 3.5mm headphone jack is a decades-old standard on all sorts of audio-transmitting gadgets, so lots of our devices—including our cars—are made to accommodate them. But now Apple is getting rid of that ubiquitous jack on their iPhone 7, and that’s a big deal. Here’s what that means for your car’s audio system.
I went to the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show with an edict from my bosses: “Don’t just stand around and complain that there aren’t any manual-transmission rear-drive lead sleds there.” Don’t worry, I found one anyway, and it’s a fantastic old Acura NSX!
If you update your gadgets as much as I do, you probably have a small collection of older devices with low resale value lying around. Don’t toss them or sell them! If you don’t already have an integrated multi-feature entertainment center in your car (or if you hate what you have), you might find that your old…
Your new (or newish!) car might have come equipped with a Sirius XM radio, but if you’re like me you weren’t about to cough up ten bucks a month to keep it running... so that button’s just been dead, taunting you. Well it works again, for free, ‘til June 2015!
You know that scene at the beginning of Back to the Future where Marty tries to play his guitar in front of the giant speaker and it knocks him off his feet? The Rockford Fosgate Mini SoundLab is basically that in car form.
You spend a lot of time in your car. While a raucous engine note is all well and good, sometimes you just want to sit back and enjoy some music over the long haul. These are the best in-car sound systems you can buy.
Cars aren't just transportation devices - they're our own personal concert halls, rock concerts, and radio booths. What company has done car audio best?
The sub-$20 theft-proof stereo installation works pretty well, but let's say your local crackheads aren't desperate enough to bust your windows to steal a factory AM/FM radio, yet they will steal anything nicer? How will you listen to your MP3s?
When a subwoofer — like this Cadence 34-incher — gets so large it needs an enclosure the size of two refrigerators and you need to hold it up with an engine hoist, it's probably too big for your car.
Let's say you park your car in an area frequented by urban entrepreneurs who gather intoxicant-obtainment resources by harvesting car audio equipment from vehicles… yet you still want some tunes in your ride.
A recent NPD Group and CEA study showed that car stereo sales and other car audio equipment had a steep decline in the fourth quarter of 2007. Single CD players dropped 4 percent, amplifiers dropped 21 percent, subwoofers dropped 18 percent and speakers dropped 8 percent—all compared to the same quarter in 2006.…
Despite the fact that more and more manufacturers are ditching the universally sized head units for their own, proprietary audio systems, JVC is still cranking out head units that fit into the audio system consoles of vehicles of year's past. The El Kameleon KD-AVX44 has to be one of the best looking CD/DVD receivers…
Big Daddy Nick Denton shut down his Fueler at half track just to let us know about Arc Audio's PSGrill, which includes a Playstation 2 and a car audio system. We really have absolutely no clue what the point of this device is, other than that Arc does subscribe to the school of "Because We Can" thinking. We suppose…