Alpine’s iDA-X305S digital media receiver is the first head unit on the market to integrate in-dash Pandora Internet radio controls. The deck’s double-action rotary encoder knob allows the user to access Pandora’s customizable stations as well as the thumbs up/down rating system with ease through an iPhone connection. The unit’s 2.2-inch color TFT screen displays artist, album, song title tags, as well as album artwork.
Searching for the next best thing to live sound? Kicker’s QS-Series component speakers offer just that: highly advanced midrange speakers and crystal-clear 30-millimeter DuPont Tetoron dome-equipped tweeters. Expect luxurious high notes and excellent range from the available 6 1/2- or 6-inch midrange woofers. Experience the clearest audio signal your ears have experienced outside of a concert.
Audiobahn made its return to the marketplace in late 2010, and it’s hitting the scene with a vengeance. The Immortal Series is brand new for 2011 and was designed for the competition circuit. Right out of the box, the three-dimensional, die-cast, flamed aluminum basket clearly states that these subs are all business. Available in 12- and 15-inch sizes, Audiobahn’s Immortal subs will simply quake the world around you.
Kick Out the Jams
IX-Series amplifiers are Kicker’s best-designed, best-sounding units ever to leave the production line. These Class-D amps are available in five models—two monoblock options, a full-range, a four-channel, and a hybrid unit with sub and full-range channels. IX amps also feature the smallest chassis ever developed by Kicker engineers, as well as an innovative stackable design.
Let’s face it, nobody wants to lug around CDs. And there’s no need to anymore thanks to digital head units like Sony’s DSX-S200X deck. It boasts the company’s new Tune Tray design that stealthily connects and stashes your iPod via a USB port behind the flip-down faceplate. There is also another USB port in the front for connecting a flash drive or another MP3 player.
The Highliner is LMC Truck’s latest innovation for ’82-’93 standard-cab Chevy/GMC S-Series pickups. Manufactured from high-impact, leather-grained ABS plastic, the Highliner comes with four integrated speakers that have been strategically positioned for optimum audio clarity and true stereo separation. The unit also comes with foam speaker baffle and suppression pads, antenna extension cable, bezel plate, and all hardware needed for installation.
Pioneer’s TS-SW300 12-inch shallow-mount sub delivers just as much boom as a traditional sub in its class—and it’s half the size. With a 3-1/4-inch mounting depth and 1,500 watts max power, Pioneer’s shallow series is the perfect selection if cargo space is an issue.
Armed With Audio
Arsenal’s CS-ARS650 6-1/2-inch components are a surefire bet to achieving full-range, dynamic sound. With 240 watts max power, 80 watts RMS, a glass-fiber laminated Hempcone, and a 1-inch titanium hard dome tweeter, these speakers will surely rock your socks off.