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The Biggest HiFi In The World; MEYER SOUND - ME...

Nov 16 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

PART FOUR -THE RIG AND HOW IT SOUNDED There is a wonderful interview on YouTube with Big Mick about sound, Metallica and how he and the band care like crazy about what they call the Near Field experience. Nothing muddled, nothing muffled, and plenty o...

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The Biggest HiFi In The World; MEYER SOUND - ME...

Nov 15 2017 07:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

PART THREE - THE MEYER LEO FAMILY - LOUDSPEAKERS FIT TO FILL BIG ROOMS Now here's the funny thing, for a system of such momentous magnitude, there really are terribly few components. Even more efficiently than Lego, Meyer Sound enable you to build you...

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The Biggest HiFi In The World; MEYER SOUND - ME...

Nov 15 2017 05:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

PART TWO: THE METAL OVERLORD AND CRUSHING GIRTH Early on in my journalistic career I was Max Power magazine’s In Car Electronics editor. And being full of it, tended to get to work on the magazine videos and live shows onstage. The shows were getting...

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The Biggest HiFi In The World; MEYER SOUND - ME...

Nov 15 2017 04:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

PART ONE: MY ROCK ’N ROLL QUALIFICATIONS It is a strange tale, how I got to work in the live music business. My degree course was a BSc. in Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. This was the once-controversial university department...

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AUDIO Q7 E-TRON: BANG & OLUFSEN 3D AUDIO PL...

Oct 02 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

I like durable things. The passion that drives me as a reviewer, is rooted in both fear and parsimony. Fear of buying the wrong thing, coupled with a massive aversion to spending the money more than one time. I want to understand the upgrade path, purc...

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Brand New 2017 Maserati Levante - Bowers &...

Sep 27 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

When it comes to the seven deadly sins, I fail in several directions. Whilst I have never coveted another man's ass, I most certainly have coveted another man's wife. You can take one look I know that greed exists in my life and I'm pretty damn good at...

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AWESOME AUDIO AND DELICIOUS GUI IN FERRARI GTC4...

Sep 19 2017 11:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

Like the residents of Niagara Falls in Canada, who never ever get over the awesomeness of this great natural wonder, the man-made wonder that is Ferrari, cannot ever stop being exciting for those who work at the place I went to for this story. For ever...

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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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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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Amy Slade’s Fairlady Z with Clarion, by Platin...

Aug 27 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

Sometimes, I write about cars that may be their owner’s pride and joy but are nonetheless old heaps. And sometimes I get close to true show cars that are so posh they are not fit to drive every day. But this time, it was all about the Lady. Or rather t...

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ELVIS PRESLEY’S PINK CADILLAC

Aug 12 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

Once, for Home Cinema Choice magazine, I was sent to write up the home theatre of a genuine first generation Elvis fan. I went along having already decided that this was going to be a dire and boring experience and came away, slightly embarrassed at ho...

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The Steve Meade TAHOE interview

Aug 11 2015 01:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

At last, I am able to release the STEVE MEADE TAHOE INTERVIEW VIDEO! I caught up with him in Las Vegas and this was the start of the feature in Fast Car about to be published. A HUGE THANKS are due to Rockford, who paid to ship Fast Car's BRILLIANT sna...

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MODESTEP & JL AUDIO UK

Jul 30 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

Here is the reason why JL Audio UK have been so bloody quiet in recent weeks! I call, I nag, I beg for news… and figured it was just because they were busy. Bloody hell were they busy? Modestep, a jolly cool beat combo much beloved, I gather, by young...

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Amazing Old Stager Available To Restore c/w TEN...

Jul 21 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

Truly older bass heads will recall reading about Kam Jagpal. I recently heard from his lad, Kraig, all grown up and dealing with stuff for his dad. I will let his words do the explaining: “Hello Adam, I appreciate you do not know me, however I do know...

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I think I might need the help of a professional...

Jun 08 2015 02:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

Regular readers may already have seen today's "This Week" column. It which I rashly bragged that I was going to upgrade my chum Adam's Transit Connect van. In fact, not only had I got the wrong adapter and failed to get an FM antenna converter but also...

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CAITLYN ROYCE’S HUMMER - “WHEN YOUR DADDY IS A...

May 13 2015 03:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

The old and wrinkly among you may recall a red Pug with Spearmint Rhino graphics and a mad Mmats ProAudio system in it. I featured it in Max Power a long time back… with a HUGE crane truck in the shoot. It was a happy accident, as we went to the A1/M25...

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JBL Install Epic Systems in Two Smart Cars!

May 13 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

HARMAN delivers special JBL sound for smart show cars : HARMAN cooperated with smart and X-Dream Car Audio, a German tuning company, to transform two smart fortwo into genuine “boom boxes” (This was written for mainstream readers, people…! Ed.) Kar...

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BACK TO THE FUTURE!! ALPINE DELOREAN OF...

Apr 13 2015 01:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

I can honestly say that I have never enjoyed writing a headline quite as much as that one. If you read my This Week column, in which I get Humble Pie but no custard, you will know that Mitch Pirie saved my kao and invited me to the Gadget Show Live to...

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Lexus & Levinson: Rayner Auditions The New...

Jan 29 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

Long term regular readers may know that I have had some really cool access to top end cars by press offices for top marques in the past. I have, as described in this week’s column, sat inside brand new Jaguars and also Maseratis with Bowers and Wilkins...

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Scott Buwulda of HAT & IASCA: The Internati...

Jan 21 2015 02:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

I visited the IASCA booth in the North halls and found it small but perfectly formed. Scott Buwulda of Hybrid Audio Technologies, had a full brand booth of his own last year. This year, he was at CES as the representative of the IASCA car audio sound c...

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Mmats Polaris ATV: The International CES, Las V...

Jan 21 2015 01:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

I visited Mmats in the North halls and can reveal that Mr. Thompson, who bought the company from the owner some few years back, created the original BoomZilla cartoon strips. He would wear a white lab coat and had a small ‘shack’ on the show floor. It...

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MTX POLARIS SLINGSHOT: The International CES, L...

Jan 21 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

I visited MTX in the North halls. Their position very near the entrance denotes that they have been exhibiting non-stop for very many years. Clarion used to be in that hall but now use a private suite in what used to be the Hilton. The thing is, they a...

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Orion: The International CES, Las Vegas 2015

Jan 15 2015 01:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

I visited Orion As I spotted that they once again had made the install of the CES 2015. A Jeep, (hello Ian Edgar – he gets so excited when I do that, bless him, as he pilots “The Mighty Jeep Commander”) but stripped-down of doors and roofy bits and au...

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AMY SLADE: 350z Star Petrol Head! CLARION S...

Jul 22 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

I have had to wait a while before publishing this high level sponsored car. The owner, is Amy Slade, who is a real star, having impressed the heck out of a slew of hard bitten PR professionals, with her personality, achievements and media follow throug...

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OXFORD CAR AUDIO JL AUDIO GRAFFITI BEETLE

Jun 25 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

Now, regular readers may know that I am an experienced soul when it comes to car audio. In terms of the sheer breadth of systems and how long I have been doing it, I may well be um, just possibly a Mister Worldwide! Daft but true, if you think about it...

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