"Mummy! Mummy! When I grow up I want to be a guitar player!"
"Now Johnny, you can't do both!"

Merry Christmas Baby

 

Howdy music lovers on the move! Ready for some seasonal blues? Do you know who the man pictured is? As with many other musical genres, the blues can become a little "samey" for the casual listener. I would urge you all however, to go to your car right now. Put the heater on, turn the system up loud and stream this tune preferably from Tidal and thank the stars for electric guitars and this man's sacred fingers! - If it doesn't blow your socks off, it may be time to visit your local FOUR MASTER and ask for some audio love!
Read on for more Christmas car audio frivolity! Oh, here's the link if you haven't already clicked the above image: https://tidal.com/browse/track/68102798 or: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQdgwIYSajU

At Home In Your Car

 
 

This month we have been working on a review for the Audison APX 6.5 component pair. We decided to do this not in a car but fitted into some home hi-fi speakers which had a broken 6.5" coaxial. The results were quite illuminating and confirmed that the Prima range continues to offer fantastic value for money when compared to just about anything else around. You can read the article here:
https://www.drivingsounds.co.uk/driving-sounds-club/at-home-in-your-car/

 

 

Top Five Driving Sounds

 

This month, club Member John Mckinley has offered up his current Top Five. John has an impressive system in his VW Golf VII consisting of: Audison bit 10D signal processor, Audison Voce 5.1K D 5-channel amplifier, Hertz 1650.3 Legends (active) and Audison Prima APBX10 Subwoofer.

Truth Is A Beautiful Thing - London Grammar
Tried To Make You My Own - Lo Moon
Wonder Woman - Kacey Musgraves
Debris - Faces
Up To My Neck In You - AC/DC

Why not share your own Top Five with us. Remember this is not a Top Five of all time just five tracks you are currently enjoying join your car! Email us and include some details regarding your own car audio system to: My Top Five

Focussed Car Audio

 

Acoustic lenses are becoming increasingly popular in applications where sound dispersion is important. A car is the perfect place for this technology due to the often random mounting positions offered by car manufacturers, not to mention the effect of shiny, reflective materials on overall sound.

In this month's blog, we look at the technology and the pro's and con's of its use especially in car speakers. Read all about I there:
https://www.fourmasterscaraudio.co.uk/caraudio/focussed-car-audio/

 

 




Audison Prima has become a go to product since its launch. The range continues to expand with new plug and play products making installation easier and quicker. Have a look at the entire range here:
https://www.fourcaraudio.co.uk/brands/audison/audison-prima/
 

Quality Audio Revival Continues



Here at Driving Sounds, we have thoroughly enjoyed discovering new music. There is now a lot of Hi-Res audio content available on Qobuz with most new releases being released in Hi-Res. Other providers are also claiming to provide Hi-Res music. Tidal don't specifically use the Hi-Res logo but their MQA (M suffix) renderings are really good. 

Particular highlights for me personally include The Beatles "Abbey Road" reimagining. It sounds absolutely superb with the work of Giles Martin adding to what was already there. I have also enjoyed great work from Citrus Sun and Ezra Collective. The extra dynamic range suits all kinds of music and I have also listened to solo acoustic guitar, a smattering of classical as well as sexy breathy vocals from days gone by. Everything sounds so sweet, it is hard not to delve into previously ignored genres and discover that in Hi-Res they stand out much more than with my previous listening experiences.

Some years ago when Hi-Res was new to car audio, I heard many doubting its worth. Happily, I can report that after much on-the-move listening, Hi-Res definitely adds something to the listening experience on the road.

I am off to binge on mulled wine and mince pies now and will see you all again in the New Year.

Wishing you all a fabulous yule!
Stay safe.



Carl 
Editor