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KENWOOD WIN PRESTIGIOUS AWARD - AN EISA FOR DMX...

Aug 17 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in News
The EISA awards have been running for many years now, and were essentially comprised of a slew of niche magazines ganging-up to assert their authoritative voice. These days, it isn’t just ink. Since only specialists are involved, these mean something and are awards the manufacturers value highly....

T+A Announce Launch of New CALA Range

Aug 15 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in News
THIS just in from Germany: The latest range of CALA receivers combine music streaming and the latest digital audio technology into packages that meet the highest demands on sound and aesthetics.

T+A, Germany’s largest specialist audio manufacturer, (

DECIBEL DRAG RACING TO RETURN TO UK!!

Aug 14 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING!!!! Well, In time, I reckon they might… as a crew of Russian cars drove to Salzburg, in Austria, taking three days, to the Euro finals one time! The UK is just 24 hours more and now, they shall have a reason. The dB Drag Racing Association (‘dBDRA’) is huge in the land of...

JL Audio High End Sub Bass Systems from AV Tech...

Aug 07 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Subwoofers
JL Audio’s Biggest Heaviest stuff ..is for your HOME!

Working for Home Cinema Choice magazine, I have reviewed pretty much all of the subwoofers here. I went along to the HQ of AV Tech Solutions, the UK source for these products, for a day’s filming. The idea was to record some straigh...

Morel Debut Its First Line Of After-Market Auto...

Aug 01 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in News
THIS just in today from Morel, who have, after a long time, decided to offer their own amplifiers to run their own speakers. I have no idea as to price, or even specification, but I gather that samples are available at the distributors’ so shall try to go and swipe one. I may even use it to run t...

End Of a Volvo Era in Watford

Jul 24 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
When we are young, we feel immortal and hearing the wrinkly old grunters chatting on and on about who has died, gets really old, fast. Young people do not like old peoples’ topics of conversation, as they seem too bothered only about who has bred and all that Circle of Life stuff.

I ha...

PREMIUM SOUND BY BOWERS & WILKINS : FINAL V...

Jul 19 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Features
VOLVO NEW XC60 LAUNCH : As mornings go, it was a good one. I got this Email from Volvo Car UK. It was from a colleague of Ben, the executive fellow who set up my Volvo press loans of the XC90 SUV and then the V90 XC estate, both with B&W audio. I DO like him…

RAYNER INVITED TO CAR LAUNCH!

Jul 11 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
I have a whole new world of politics to grasp. Whereas most of the serious players in car audio were simply Japanese, the car makers offer Swedes, Teutons and Koreans and many other nations and approaches to grok. Even inside the corporate milieu of car audio, there were differences, though. At J...

R8 COUPE V10 PLUS - SCHOOLBOY FANTASY CAR - USE...

Jun 29 2017 04:00 | Adam Rayner in News
You know, back in the Eighties, I specified one of the world’s first ever room-to-room hifi systems for my folks’ house. My dad thought it was under-used but my mama had FM radio in the bedroom, her study, the living room and the kitchen and played Classic FM for hours every day for YEARS. The sy...

ALPINE DEMO CARS = BONKERS BARGAINS!

Jun 29 2017 02:00 | Adam Rayner in General
When you sell the finest produce, you want your shop front to look the best. There is a store in Wealdstone, near me, that piles its fruit up so prettily, it aughta be on TV. Hey I will go ask and film them. Anyway, when Alpine Electronics want to show off their produce, they do so via a sexy dem...