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Electric Porsche Taycan: Audio Upgrade

Electric Porsche Taycan Let’s explain how we dramatically improved the audio in the latest Porsche Taycan. The Porsche Taycan is a supercar with blistering acceleration and top speed; all without burning a drop of petrol. This fully electric GT can hurl you from 0 to 60 in under 3 seconds and on to 150mph+. When […]

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Land Rover Defender 110: Audio Upgrade

The iconic Land Rover Defender has been around for decades. It has been the mainstay of farmers and the army for much of that time. The newest version is an entirely different vehicle and is magnificent in many ways… But, the classic Defender still holds a special place in many people’s hearts. Its simplicity means […]

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Lamborghini Huracan: Adding Car Play

The Lamborghini Huracan. What a monster. This is the 610 Spyder and I think it’s absolutely drop-dead gorgeous! That awesome V10 in the back is sublime. This Huracan has a reasonable sound system, but it lacks Apple Car Play. But, fortunately, there is a solution to add this to the existing media system. I used […]

Audi TT Magic: Sound System Upgrade

I have worked on a lot of TT’s over the years but this has to be one of the cleanest! I’ve known the owner for many years, and have worked on several of his cars. Initially, this Audi TT was only going to be a simple bass upgrade but things soon escalated… Assessing the sound […]

Boxster Magic

At Car and Home Stereo we have worked on just about every type of car over the years but ones we see a lot are the Porsche Boxster and Cayman. These fabulous cars are a joy to drive but the sound system is sadly lacking especially if the standard head unit is the CDR24. The […]

Latest X Fire installation in MK2 Golf GTI

Say ‘Hello’ to our little friend. She’ll blow you away!   Anyone who knows us at Car and Home Stereo will probably know about my Mk2 Golf GTi. I’ve owned this car for nearly 18 years and in that time it has had several jaw dropping audio installations. Every version has left a lasting impression […]

New car audio products from Pioneer, JL Audio & more

Recently, newly released products in car audio have been really exciting. In fact, it never ceases to amaze me how innovative our industry is and how we manage to stay ten steps ahead of the car manufacturers. In this blog, we will look at some of our favourite products that are new this autumn/winter. Pioneer […]

Bentley and Mercedes audio upgrades

Modern vehicles often have very sophisticated information/entertainment systems built into the dashboard. In a lot of cases it would be just about impossible to change this and besides, why would you want to? They usually look great and offer large clear displays with all the features you could want. A great example is the VW […]

Audi TT Audio Upgrade

The latest Mk3 Audi TT is packed with technology and has a very sophisticated infotainment system installed as standard (it desperately needs better speakers but that’s another story). But what of the Mk2 TT? Still a great car; but the old Chorus, Concert and RNS-E navigation systems are certainly showing their age. Regardless of whether […]

Amplifiers: The heart of the car audio system.

In its basic form an amplifier has one job, to take a small signal and make it bigger. This would be so easy if music looked like the above sin wave but of course music is much more complex. Music is a complex mix of multiple frequencies with varying levels and shapes. Sin waves, square […]