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InCar Entertainment

InCar Entertainment Issue 4 - 2017

InCar Entertainment is the only Australian magazine for car audio enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates good sound and on-road entertainment. Each issue combines great photography with expert coverage on DIY installation techniques as well as reviews of in-car audio visual products and technologies.

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In this issue

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pioneering connectivity

Pioneer has introduced its largest – and most affordable – range of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto solutions in Australia. All five new AVH-Z series Pioneer head units are designed to complement the smartphone with continuous connectivity and access to a variety of entertainment options. Apple CarPlay, Dual Bluetooth connection and Spotify Connect are featured in each new model, and Android Auto is additionally supported on three of the five. This includes the first fold-out, single DIN solution to become available in Australia with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the $1000 AVH-Z7050BT (pictured left). There is also DAB+ digital radio support on two of the new models for the cities where it is available. Apple CarPlay allows smart and safe control of your iPhone in the car. It’s activated by…

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cam welcomes powertec

Car Audio Masters (CAM) has announced it has signed a Preferred Distributor agreement with Powertec Telecommunications Pty Ltd (Powertec) for the promotion and installation of the company’s telecommunication antennas and legal repeaters for vehicles in Australia. Based in Southport in Queensland, Powertec is a leading supplier of mobile signal repeaters, cellular antennas, broadband routers, industrial modems and Wi-Fi access points, as well as the associated cables and connectors for these and other systems. “Car Audio Masters is delighted to partner with Powertec,” says Lucas de Lorme, CAM’s General Manager. “Its recently launched in- vehicle repeaters – designed to improve mobile coverage – along with their cellular antenna offerings are a perfect complement to the automotive specialist stores of Car Audio Masters. Powertec is the Australian leader in mobile communications enhancement solutions and…

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hot from japan kenwood high-res xs

Australian car audio fans will now be able to enjoy the pinnacle of Kenwood’s automotive speaker range, the XS Series, which aims at “Studio Master” quality reproduction, including reaching to the frequencies required to deliver high-res audio. “These are conventionally only sold in the Japanese domestic market,” Jason Johnson from JVCKenwood Australia tells Australian Incar. “But with the high-res support on the DMX7, DDX9, DNX5 and DNX9 units, we’ve decided that these would prove to be a perfect companion for our Kenwood Android Auto and CarPlay flagship units.” Yet the incoming KFC-XS1703 package is no bank breaker, going to retail here in Australia at $549. This includes two tweeter pods using 25mm soft-dome tweeters, and the two bass drivers with 17cm high-rigidity glass-fibre cones mounted in high rigidity aluminum frames. The tweeter is…

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new navman dash cams deliver more detail

Navman’s new MiVue730 dash cam and MiVue800 dual cam system both feature built-in GPS tracking — so they’re able to provide you with specific details in the unfortunate event of an accident, including the location and direction in which the crash occurred, as well as the speed you were travelling at the time. This can be viewed on your computer via the MiVue Manager – Navman’s desktop software. Optimised day and night recording also means that the footage should remain bright and clear even when driving at night or in bad weather conditions. The MiVue800 Dual Cam system includes a second HD camera for the rear of your car to capture any incidents or crashes that happen from behind. Both the cameras record in 1080p video via all-glass lenses to provide…

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front axis, rear axis…

You can record any incidents — front or rear —or simply document the joy of the journey with the latest Axis DVR1768K kit. The DVR1768K comprises a large 6.8-inch (17.2 cm) LCD display screen with a 1080p front camera which gives an expansive 150-degrees angle-of-view. The kit also includes a 480p rear camera, so you can have equal peace of mind with any unexpected rear action. The system supports microSD memory cards up to 30GB in capacity, and can even be set to stay recording even when your vehicle is unattended. AXIS DVR1768K DUAL DVR MIRROR/ CAMERA KIT PRICE: KIT SYSTEM $129 CONTACT: AUDIOXTRA AUSTRALIA LINK: WWW.AXISAUSTRALIA.COM.AU…

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alpine’s advanced auto-mation

Alpine has introduced its first premium AV head unit equipped with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The new iLX-702D provides dash-displayed smartphone apps such as navigation, phone calls, messages and a near-infinite choice of music, all commanded with Siri and voice control. With its smartphone-like user interface, the iLX-702D allows you to play DAB+ digital radio when within range of these urban broadcasts, plus USB video and music, iPod or iPhone sources, HDMI-connected devices and even 192kHz/24-bit high-resolution FLAC music. Apple CarPlay enables the display of iPhone functions via the Alpine unit’s 7.0-inch (17.8cm) touchscreen display which obviously include Apple Maps. Android Auto provides Google Maps, various apps and voice control. The iLX- 702D includes a precision GPS antenna which ensures accurate navigation when using either Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.…