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    Official: Bose noise cancelling now available for cars without Bose stereos

    In 2012, NXP Semiconductor released the SAF775x chip that was the first multi-tuner RFCMOS (radio frequency complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor) single chip embedded with AM, FM and DAB tuners. That story for non-techies is that it could do with one chip what had been previously ...

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    Exclusive: We check out VW's new Fender audio systems

    At the 2011 New York Auto Show we experienced the 400-watt, nine-speaker Fender premium audio system in the Volkswagen Passat, Jetta GLI and Beetle, the three models in which it will be offered. When VW announced the partnership last December, the company said "Volkswagen and Fender put the ...

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    Video: Custom car audio system shreds phone books with sound

    There's ridiculous bass, and then there's this madness. Steve Meade Designs is a custom car audio shop that specializes in the kind of audio systems that require 10 batteries and three alternators to run. This clip features Meade's own 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe, and its compliment of four 18-inch ...

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    Report: Car stereo prices set to soar

    According to CE Outlook, the price of car stereo components may be on the rise. The report says that even before Japan suffered its earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters, manufacturers responsible for automotive audio equipment were already beginning to increase MSRPs. The main source of that ...

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    Video: Chevy S-10 boom truck nearly rattles itself to death, creates new hairstyles

    Chevrolet S-10 Boom Truck – Click above to watch video after the jump
    There are sound systems, and then there are walls of speakers capable of melting cinder blocks and turning your average Chevrolet S10 pickup into a buzzing, trembling box of terror. The audio setup in the video after the ...

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    Video: Second-ever iPad car installation keeps it simple, maintains factory tech

    Second in-car iPad installation by SoundMan Car Audio – Click above to view video after the jump
    The gang at SoundMan Car Audio was the first to install an Apple iPad into an automobile when they dropped one into the dash of a Toyota Tacoma pickup the very day the device was officially ...

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    Video: World's first Apple iPad in-car installation looks pretty clean

    World's first Apple iPad automotive installation – Click above to view video after the jump
    You knew it wouldn't be long before somebody tried to install the new Apple iPad in their ride. Well, it's already happened, and the "somebody" in this case is Doug Bernards of SoundMan Car Audio in ...

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    Audi introduces the next MMI

    If you're buying an A8 this year, prepare to spend a lot of time getting to know your new MMI system. We have consistently thought that Audi's buttons-and-knob interface is the best, and it looks like they've put an entire NASA team on the job of making it better. A seven-inch TFT screen with ...

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    Scion picks a partner for HD Radio

    Scion has selected iBiquity Digital to provide HD Radio technology in some of its audio systems. Scion hasn't said how it plans to integrate iBiquity into Scions, or which cars will get the systems first, but the partnership marks another incursion of HD Radio into the mass market -- BMW, Ford and ...

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    Retro Sound radio brings modern music to your classic car

    The great thing about vintage cars is, well, they're vintage cars. One of their drawbacks is vintage sound from vintage speakers and vintage playback capabilities. For those times when neither 8-tracks nor some gaudy modern stereo system will do, the Retro Sound Model One keeps things looking ...

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    Surprise! Ford's SYNC sells cars

    Ford developed its SYNC system with Microsoft and has an 18-month exclusive license to sell the system, which is something we weren't aware of until recently. It turns out, however, that the exclusive rights aren't being wasted: Ford reports that SYNC-equipped cars are finding twice as many buyers ...

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    CES 2007: The Cars of CES Part IV

    In Part IV, the final installment in our CES Car Show, you get VW Beetles and a four-door GTI used as a guitar amp, a Roush Mustang, a mostly untouched (thank god!), bright red Lotus Exige and various other autos we saw around the show.While we didn't get to hear the GTI in play, but the Beetles ...

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    Mitsubishi cuts deal with SIRIUS Satellite Radio

    Mitsubishi Motors North America announced Monday that it will offer SIRIUS radio as a standard feature or factory option, starting with four models this fall, and expanding to the full Mitsubishi product line next year. All SIRIUS-equipped vehicles will include a pre-paid six month subscription.The ...


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