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Surround sound in a car

Posted by darren on August 29th, 2007

Just after my rant about not needing to listen to four speakers in a car because they don’t make quadraphonic recordings, BMW released their digital radio surround sound system (DAB). Apart from some corporate self-congratulation, Read More

Testing the car stereo: part 3

Posted by darren on August 28th, 2007

A stereo has to be tested while driving at a range of volumes from soft to loud. The type of road surface can make a huge difference to how the stereo sounds because of transmitted Read More

The Impreza launch: part 2

Posted by darren on August 25th, 2007

We all climbed in the helicopters. Mine was helicopter 2, a Squirrel and I scored a window seat. Lifting off from Queenstown, we let helicopter 1, a larger Eurocopter model disappear into the distance before Read More

The Impreza launch

Posted by darren on August 24th, 2007

Subaru definitely know how to put on a good launch. A 4:45am start meant I got to the airport at 6:15 for the 6:50am flight to ChCh. I’ve owned a few Subarus (Legacy RS RA, Read More

An ungodly hour, even for a WRX Author: darren [22-08-2007 19:01]

Posted by darren on August 22nd, 2007

Tomorrow morning I have to get up at the ungodly hour of 4:45. This is because Subaru are flying a whole load of journos down to Queenstown to have a thrash in the new Impreza Read More

Intelligent key outwits forgetful driver

Posted by darren on August 20th, 2007

I’m still trying to get used to the Micra’s key…or rather, lack of it. I sometimes still go to put the key in the non-existent keyhole. The Micra has an Intelligent Key with a transponder. Read More