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Another Winner


Another information packed issue of the Driving Sounds Club newsletter for you. We are pleased to announce the winner of our November Hertz system competition. The lucky winner is BMW 1-series owner, Karen Bradfern who met us at CarFest South. When we told her, Karen said; "Wow, I am so excited. I was astounded when I did the AB test in the summer and have been growing increasingly dissatisfied with the sound in my car ever since. Thank you so much Driving Sounds!"
Thank you for entering everyone and for sticking with the Driving Sounds Club. Watch out for more exciting offers in future issues of this newsletter. Read on to see this month's "Tecchie Bit" which this month, looks at power consumption and its implications. We have a Top 5 from Stuart Crombie of FOUR MASTER Accutek as well as a "Sneaky Peek" at an article we are preparing on his fabulous VW T25 Transporter. We also have an exciting announcement regarding a brand new website!

Issue 4


This Month's exclusive club members only sneaky peek is the remarkable T25 pictured above. Not too much detail as yet, but it should work up to a fantastic feature for all you lovers of the People's Wagon brand. I have seen this vehicle, it is a true work of art! https://www.drivingsounds.co.uk/were-all-going-on-a-busmans-holiday/

 

Top 5 Driving Sounds


This month we are pleased to include the latest Top Five Driving Sounds of Stuart "Stuey" Crombie from FOUR MASTER Accutek nr. Winchester. The following are his most listened to at the moment as he floats into work each day in his T25 Transporter as featured in our "Sneeky Peek" this month. He also uses these to audition Accutek's magnificent audio installation work. Check out Accutek at: https://www.accutek.co.uk/ 
Prince Fatty  --  And the Beat Goes on (featuring Hollie Cook)
Rasmus Faber  --  Come With Me (feat. Melo)
Cerrone 3  --  Supernature
Ben Pearce  --  What I Might Do
SBTRKT  --  Sanctuary (feat. Jessie Ware & Sampha)
Bangin'! - 
Next month I would  like to feature a Christmas Top Five Driving Sounds - Suggestions always welcome! editorial@drivingsounds.co.uk - There could be a bauble for the Christmas tree in it for you.

Tecchie Bit


Power Distribution in Car Audio Systems - Gotta Get Yourself Connected

This month's tecchie bit for the not very technical explains power requirements for in car amplifiers and how to calculate the correct gauge to get maximum performance with minimum danger Oh yes, getting it wrong can be dangerous! Read it at: https://www.fourmasterscaraudio.co.uk/caraudio/

 

New Driving Sounds Website


Exciting things are happening at Driving Sounds central where the bit bunnies and colouring department are currently putting final touches to a brand new website for Driving Sounds. The new site will offer visitors the chance to purchase individual articles as PDF downloads or the whole printed magazine in paper form. We will also offer articles from previous issues for free download. We have an area just for club members where you will be able to benefit from exclusive glimpses of articles including video footage which either don't make the printed version of the magazine or are just used to demonstrate techniques and good practice. We will ping you a quick note on launch day which we expect to be either at the end of November or the very beginning of December.

Driving Sounds for Christmas



As we approach the festive season, I guess you are considering the selection of suitable gifts for your loved ones but at least, you can offer them an idea for your own pressie without too much thought! I know an entire audio upgrade seems like a huge investment to most of us, but it needn't be really. You could begin with simply having a pair of decent speakers fitted. Try my favourite mid-priced components, Hertz ESK 165L's for £169.99. You will notice a huge improvement but also be able to look forward to your birthday when you can add an amplifier and then next Christmas when you can complete your system by adding some bass reinforcement. If you love music, it is well worth the investment and the wait. 
I am off to listen to Jonathan Wilson's Fanfare album in my car now - I don't have to go anywhere, but my car system is much better than the one I have in the house and I know I will be warm and undisturbed!

Speak next month.

Carl


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