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KIA KX-5 SPORTAGE CRDi WITH 320 WATTS OF JBL SP...

Jun 20 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

Did you ever see the Peter Jackson rendition of The Hobbit? At one point, the Goblin King and Gandalf have a battle. That Goblin King looks uncommonly like me, so I apologise for the self-inclusion in the video I made about this car. I have never reall...

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CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR!

Jun 13 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials

I have an old and long since proper bald mate we used to call ‘Scary Steve’. He was editor of Fast Car magazine back then, (long since the demesne of Jules Truss) and now is group editor of the motor yachting titles of a publishing group in Dubai. His...

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CLARION THE LATEST TO LEAVE THE UK AFTER MARKET.

Jun 06 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in News

It is with a deeply heavy heart that I write this next news piece. After thirty five years in the UK, the Clarion GB Ltd., car audio company has been directed by their parent outfit in Japan to cease activities in the UK aftermarket. This means Clario...

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SUMMER SIZZLER FROM CELSUS!

Jun 02 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in News

The good folks at Celsus are not in the habit of racing-to-zero with prices. Instead, they concentrate on good kit that works and delights. I have certainly been impressed with the selection of stuff I have played with lately. And they have a twice-yea...

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SUMMER IS A COMIN' IN, LOUDE SING CUCKOO!

May 25 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials

Climate change, despite the disbelief by Trump, is real. And while that can mean more intense storms and misery at this time of year, it has this time meant a lump of hot air from Europe is bringing serious sunshine to the UK as we go from Spring, to s...

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LIFE CHANGING JOB AT ALPINE!

May 19 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in News

Every now and again down the years, Talk Stuff (neé Talk Audio) has been asked about very specialised bits of HR assistance. Job ads. It would seem that you lot are an influential audience, with a tremendously rich seam of great HR recruitment opportun...

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DATA CONVERSION SYSTEMS - TURNING ZEROES AND ON...

May 17 2017 21:55 | Adam Rayner in Technology

I am a MASSIVE fan of the late and quite miserable git that was Frank Zappa. He made a lot of music about American hypocrisy after an early experience of being criminalised for making a porny-sounding and quite silly record. Now Frank was not one for l...

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Volvo Cars Partners With Google To Build Androi...

May 16 2017 03:00 | Adam Rayner in News

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced a close partnership with Google, one of the world’s largest technology companies, to develop the next generation of its award-winning in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android, offer...

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REGIONAL EXCELLENCE GUIDE: Oxford Car Audio

May 16 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in General

With a history going back a generation or two, this spot in Marston, effectively a suburb of Oxford, has had the same flavour of business in it for ever. Starting as Marston Auto Parts, the previous owners sold it on as a true going concern that has ev...

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The New VOLVO V90XC with BOWERS & WILKINS A...

May 11 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

Have you ever re-read something you liked? Well, I am never sure how many folks see my stuff or even if they are the same readers each time…but even if you are a regular reader, I am about to self-plagiarise my own work to some degree. This is because...

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