So long, Sonata: Infinity audio sends 2014 Hyundai Sonata out on high note

The optional Infinity audio system equipped on our 2014 Hyundai Sonata limited sends the last year of the swoopy Sonata out on a high note.

EFX Core Amp Installation Kits do the twist, cut noise

Ma Bell learned long ago that a certain amount of twists in a length of wire cuts noise. Scosche’s EFX Core Amp Installation Kits apply that to car audio.

The Lengthy Li: Backseat fun in the BMW 750Li

Luckily for those of us with children who aren’t entertained by simply looking out the windows, the BMW 750Li’s rear-seat entertainment system delivers.

Nearly six-figure Slade: ’15 Cadillac Escalade Platinum is $90K

Add a few options to the tech-laden 2015 Cadillac Escalade, and it’s not hard to imagine the price tag cracking the $100,000 barrier.

Don’t Ram it in! Use a Metra 2002-2005 Dodge Ram Retrofit

For those who cannot have another monthly payment, the 2002-2005 Dodge Ram is a pretty bulletproof choice. But that ye olde Mopar parts bin head unit has to go. Lucky, then, that Metra Electronics has released a 2002-2005 Dodge Ram retrofit kit for aftermarket head units.

Pioneer’s new head units make Bluetooth pairing a little easier

Everyone likes a smooth Bluetooth pairing experience.  No one like a Bluetooth fight.  So Pioneer figured out this novel approach.  Rather than cue up the head unit, go into the iPhone, find the Settings, make sure that the head unit hasn’t left the pairing sequence while you were digging thru the iPhone, find the car more »

Alpine ships X-009 head unit. Shows F150 and Silverado love!

Lyndon and I love simple work trucks.  Utilitarian.  Typically easy to fix.  And you don’t feel so bad if you get a minor scratch in the bed or ding in the door.  But don’t you find that you spend more time in the work truck than your pride-and-joy weekend roadster?  I certainly do.  So I more »

2015 Ford Mustang audio tech outlined

“Even music sounds better in the 2015 Ford Mustang,” crows the headline from Ford’s PR people. Hyperbole? Maybe not.

Subies get Starlink improvements via Clarion Smart Access

A lot of praise has been heaped on the new Subaru Starlink infotainment/connectivity systems. Sometimes, not so much. However, Subaru is making it easier for the end user to access apps via the Clarion Smart Access platform.

Jensen got you rollin’ on Dub

Typically the big rim crowd and vehicle technology crowd aren’t cut from the same ilk, but both thoroughly enjoy automotive electronics and good sound.  I guess we part ways when it comes to reducing unsprung weight at the wheels and improving fuel economy.  Can’t really do that rolling on 26″ tires on 55 pound wheels. more »

Wanna know what is better than pounding 90s Rock? A pounding Rockford system.

  Just as I was enjoying my own Rockford marine speakers and can vouch for the quality, I got the heads-up on Rockford’s latest concert sponsorship.  A little 90s Rock action to not Sully the experience.  And that’d be Godsmack’s Sully. Rockford Fosgate announced it is once again the official audio sponsor of the Rockstar more »


Clarion heats up the summer with its Summer Roadtrip Sweepstakes

Clarion announced its Summer Roadtrip Sweepstakes promotion, and the icing on the cake is a Kate Spade tote stuffed with an NX604 multimedia powerhouse.