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Jeffrey’s Toyota Altis Pioneer Speakers Upgrade

Pioneer speaker upgrade on Jeffrey’s brand spanking new Toyota Altis.

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A look at the stock speakers.

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Jeffrey’s speaker of choice, the Pioneer TS-D1730C for the front and TS-G1605C for the rear.

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For this particular install, we avoided cutting any wires as the car is still under warranty.

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Tweeters pretty much need to be done at the same time as the door speakers.

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Next up, rear speakers.

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Another look at the stock speakers.

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Next up, car horn upgrade. Stock ones replaced with PIAA HO-8E twin horns.

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2016-09-14T19:09:45+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Car Audio|0 Comments

Android Auto & Apple CarPlay is here!

Recently Kenwood has released its latest flagship DDX916WS and DNX8160S models which supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Exciting times people. Hey, but where is DDX9106S? We’re hoping Kenwood will release it soon.

So, for those who don’t already know what Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is about. In a nutshell, it extends the use of your smartphone into your car safely. Anything that Google or Apple deems unsafe will not be usable or available while on Android Auto or CarPlay.

It does allow you to use a number of the common features of your smartphone in your car such as:

  • Making and receiving calls
  • Using map navigation
  • Receiving and sending texts
  • Listening to your favorite music app such as Spotify, iTunes and others
  • Listening to podcasts or audiobooks
  • Voice recognition

A couple of things to note is device support. Android Auto only supports devices that run Lollipop 5.0 and higher. CarPlay will require iPhone 5 upwards.

Check out our favorite review of Android Auto by  MobileSyrup.  They also have an iPhone 7 review if you’re interested.

And also a fun comparison of Apple CarPlay and also comparison video by The Virge

Do subscribe to them if you like the videos.

For more info on Android Auto, you can check out https://www.android.com/auto/

For more info on Apple CarPlay http://www.apple.com/ios/carplay/

Find out more about Kenwood DDX916WS here http://www.fasmoto.com/kenwood-ddx916ws

Find out more about Kenwood DNX8160S here http://www.fasmoto.com/kenwood-dnx8160s

2016-09-09T20:27:28+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Car Stereo Receiver, News|0 Comments