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Brand New RE Audio Amplifiers at CES 2013

This year at CES 2013 we had a chance to check out some brand new products over at the RE Audio booth. They have developed a multitude of new amplifiers that will hit the market very soon. We were able to take some pictures of some of their new amp lines including the CTX, DTX and ZTX series car amplifiers. We must admit they have a very impressive look to them! RE Audio means business.

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2008 Scosche Subaru STI At CES 2013

I don’t know about you guys, but I like to go fast. However, there is one thing I like more than going fast: Going fast with lots of bass. This year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Scosche came out strong with a fully loaded 2008 Subaru STI Hatchback with an impressive audio system that caught the eyes of many.

It is fully equipped with two 10″ HD subwoofers with an impressive custom enclosure.  It also has 5 sets of HD Series speakers powered by three HDA8004 four-channel amplifiers and two HDA8002 two-channel amplifiers for the subs. To top it off, there is a car stereo with wireless app control and a convenient custom iPad mount in the trunk strategically located with the subs and amps.

Audio upgrades aren’t the only thing present on this all-wheel drive beauty.  It comes complete with upgraded upholstery, surf rack, and carbon fiber lip kit.  Performance parts are plentiful with performance exhaust, cold air intake, coil overs and a sway bar. This would be quite a car to own.

As an added bonus, the folks at Scosche used hyperflex accumat to sound dampen areas such as door panels resulting in drastically reduced outside noise from the road and engine.  This tricked out subby is completely capable of handling extreme weather conditions and anyone would be satisfied with the level of sound quality the system provides.  This is just one of the many specticals to be discovered the year’s biggest electronics expo.  Stay tuned for more coverage of CES 2013!

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Exciting New Car Stereos at CES 2013

Early each year we send a team of people out to CES in Las Vegas to capture the best of new technologies in car audio. This year many companies have heavily evolved their car stereo lines to include some of the latest technologies in playing digital media. Big name brands such as Alpine, Pioneer, Kenwood, JVC and even newcomers such as Lightning Audio are stepping it up in the world of car audio, and here’s a glimpse from CES 2013 of what you can look forward to in the near future.

Kenwood’s 2013 multimedia radios and stereos with Bluetooth technology will be able to take control of Siri. The receiver’s Bluetooth Microphone will allow hands-free communication with Siri, making it easier to control your Apple iPhone while out on the road.

Clarion is now one of the first car audio manufacturers to produce an HDMI compatible receiver. This technology will allow you to mirror the display of an Android device to the stereo’s display, giving you full control of Apps and communication with others.

Pioneer is well known for their intuitive interfacing of Apple iPod and iPhone devices, and now the 2013 multimedia receivers will support audio and video from the iPhone 5. The App Radio 2 will be able to display and control Apps that are already installed on the iPhone.

Alpine has introduced a whole new kind of stereo, offering Facebook alerts. When you connect your compatible phone, a blue LED glass light will start blinking when you receive a Facebook message, wall post, friend request and more. There is also an Alpine TuneIt App to assist with adjusting the equalizer to your vehicle’s acoustic environment.

JVC Mobile is stepping it up by including the MirrorLink application on three different head-units. MirrorLink mirrors the display of your smartphone and gives you complete control over many of its functions without ever having to touch the device.

There are many new technologies and innovations here at CES 2013, so continue to check back for coverage on the latest car audio, video and GPS devices and accessories. Let us know in the comments section below what brands you would like to see!

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