Clarion CX501 Car Stereo

Clarion CX501 Car Stereo $299.99 We’ve come along way since 8-track tape decks and the Clarion CX501 Car Stereo is certainly proof of that. This receiver features a nice, clean design that’s not only easy on the eyes, it’s also easy to use and install. It has multiple capabilities and ...

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JL Audio 12W6v2-D4 Subwoofer Review

It’s always a pleasure for me to review a product from JL Audio. I not only know many of the "players" at JL Audio personally, but I have a tremendous respect for its engineering. Unquestionably, JL Audio is on top of the list of the brands that come to mind ...

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Cerwin Vega Stealth SMAX 122 Woofer Review

With fuel prices rising and the trend to have smaller more efficient “green” cars, these days cargo space is a precious commodity. Enter the shallow mount sub, a new breed of subwoofers typically under 4” in mounting depth. CAE has already run a few reviews on flat woofers (with the ...

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Alpine SWX-1243D – Subwoofer Review

The first gen Type-X 12" subwoofer from Alpine, reviewed in 2005, had our evaluators saying things like, "Alpine has done an incredible job in creating a wonderful sounding subwoofer." That wasn’t enough for the engineers though; they had to make it even better. Alpine improved the Type-X woofer in ’08. ...

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Rockford Fosgate P3D212 – Subwoofer Review

In this tough economy everyone wants to make sure they’re getting their money’s worth, especially for luxury expenditures like car audio products. Technically they’re not absolute necessities, but of course, we think of subwoofers and so forth as being essential elements in a custom, or any, car! Most customers when ...

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PowerBass XL-124D Subwoofer Review

In this tough economy everyone wants to make sure they’re getting their money’s worth, especially for luxury expenditures like car audio products. Technically they’re not absolute necessities, but of course, we think of subwoofers and so forth as being essential elements in a custom, or any, car! Most customers when ...

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Dynaudio Esotec System 242 Review

The Esotec System 242 is a pretty typical 2-way system in terms of installation, and was easy to set up. To my benefit, I still had the baffles from the System 240MKll’s I’d tested earlier. They were an exact fit for this system. While my installation was easy, I must ...

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Pioneer Stage 2 Package Review

For the most part, we review single items. Rarely do we conduct a system review. But that’s what we’re doing this time. There’s a good reason to. After all Pioneer has gone through a huge marketing shift this year. They have completed a thorough revamping of their own website and ...

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Rockford Fosgate Prime System Review

With the economy being what it is now, everyone’s looking for a bargain, for value. That’s the reason why a person would buy a Toyota Camry. It’s not exactly an exciting ride, but it’s relatively inexpensive, reliable and not without some aesthetic appeal—"some" being the key word there. After a ...

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Audison AV K6 VOCE 6.5” Component Set Review

A few years ago I had the pleasure of auditioning a set of components from Elettromedia, the Hertz MLK165′s. I was quite impressed with the set, and now here we have the Audison AV K6 VOCE components from the same parent company. These components are a less expensive than the ...

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Hertz MLK 165 Component Set Review

When I started installing car audio professionally in the late ’70s, if you truly wanted high-quality sound for your audio system there were very few domestic speaker choices. Back then you had to go with European drivers to achieve these hi-fidelity goals. Since then many players have come and gone, ...

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