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Practicing Safe Sound

There are many ways to upgrade your car audio system and let’s face it, most cars need it. I’m looking at you BMW, VW and Porsche in particular! It is not always possible to upgrade the head unit but it is always possible to improve the speakers. At Car and Home Stereo, we carry speakers […]

Vehicle Specific Systems: BMW E90

This car is a firm favourite of ours especially in the M Sport however, the stock audio is nothing short of terrible. There is a distinct lack of any real bass and even with the optional stock tweeters there is no sparkle or liveliness in the sound. A lot of owners are unaware that there […]

Perfect Timing

Let’s talk about sound and specifically how we perceive a sound’s location, (we’ll come back to the elephant in the room). To do this we need to understand what sound is and how it travels. In its basic form sound is a compression wave propagating through a medium. Think of ripples in water travelling away […]

Tim on Driving Sounds Magazine

As the UK’s only specialist car audio magazine, Driving Sounds aims to bring this niche industry to the attention of a wider public by promoting good sound in cars. Good car audio is not only about equipment but also about the way it is installed which makes the industry unique. In most cases a system […]

Simplicity Wins

At Car and Home Stereo we regularly install very high performance, in-car audio systems. It is intensely satisfying to build these systems as the musical performance they deliver is breathtaking. These systems do of course come with quite a high price tag so what can we do if the budget is a little more modest? […]

Demonstration of Distortion

An interesting situation occurred at Car and Home Stereo recently that I would like to share. It highlighted a phenomenon that is quite counter intuitive and led to some interesting discussions. We have a demonstration Land Rover Discovery that has a simple, high quality audio system installed that is tuned to perfectly suit the interior […]

What To Look Forward To In 2017

It’s good to be back after the festive break and there is a lot to look forward to in 2017. World renowned audio manufacturer Audison have just announced their new Thesis speaker range. The Thesis amplifier represents the absolute pinnacle of performance without compromise and now there is a speaker set available to match. If […]

Wishing you a happy new year!

We hope your 2017 has got off to a good start! Here, at Car and Home Stereo we already have some exciting, new products coming through the door. Come to our shop on Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, and see what we can do for you.

Keeping It Simple with Bose

For many years Car and Home Stereo has been synonymous with Bose Hi-Fi. Over the years we have installed hundreds of sophisticated and powerful home theatre, multi room systems. It’s true to say that most of them are still providing their owners with daily pleasure, such is the reliability of Bose audio. While every system […]

Christmas ’16: In Retrospect

As we come to the end of another trading year it seems fitting to look back at what has changed for us. Personally I think the development of affordable and powerful Digital Signal Processing by Audison has been a complete game changer. At Car and Home Stereo we have always embraced any new technology that […]