Why Purchase A Bluetooth Car Kit?

  Recently NZ passed a hands-free driving law!! With accidents occurring frequently due to distraction caused by cell phone use (either talking or texting), and with heavy fines and possible injury on the line, drivers can no longer ignore the need to make the switch to a hands-free Bluetooth car kit. Bluetooth Car Kits: What to Look For Compatibility Phone compatibility is everything when finding the perfect Bluetooth kit for you. Most of our products have fantastic features like voice dialing, automatic phonebook synchronization and an FM transmitter.  All of these features are wonderful, but may not be supported by...

Klipsch iGroove SXT Review

  Klipsch’s reputation for stellar sound goes untarnished by the high-fidelity iGroove SXT. Summary By serving up premium sound quality, Klipsch’s remarkably simple iGroove SXT delivers where most others have failed. Lightweight and unassuming, it may be just what you’ve been looking for in a portable iPod or iPhone speaker system. Be aware, however: The device does come with some drawbacks, including the lack of several features commonly found on competing models. Have you checked out your local department store’s electronics section lately? If so, then no doubt you’ve noticed the plethora of iPod- and iPhone- related products lining the...

In Pursuit of Insane SPL Numbers!

Some people spend their spare time working on cars making them faster and lower to make them handle better. We at Abtec NZ are no different in a sense, except we spend our time pursuing better SQ (sound quality) and of course bigger SPL (sound pressure levels) . This post is more about the latter… This time round it all started when a little Honda CRX in the USA with a Steve Meade Designed box in it did a stunning 150dB with four Sony 10’s!  After seeing what four entry level Sony Xplod Sub’s could achieve, we had to give it a go...

The Ultimate in Vehicle Security!

  If you want the ultimate in car security you can’t go past the AVS S5 car alarm, it’s our biggest selling alarm model. And now you can get hold of the limited edition AVS S5-R3, only from Abtec, which comes with three remote controls. Let’s face it, you’re using that remote every day so it’s the make or break point for how you feel about your alarm. And we reckon AVS has got the run on the competition with their waterproof remote (yes it is actually waterproof, chuck it in a bucket of water, and it’ll still work when you fetch it back...

Digital Designs hits a staggering 180.5 dB!

 Alan Dante Sets dB Drag Racing World Record With 180.5dB Alan Dante from Lorton, Virginia, set a new world record on August 31st 2007 in a dB Drag competition with a 180.5dB peak using a single Digital Designs subwoofer. Dante’s concrete filled Volvo contained a Digital Designs 9918Z 18″ subwoofer receiving 26,000 watts of power from four Stetsom 7KD amplifiers. Your most likely sitting there wondering how loud is 180 dB is? Well to put into some sort of perspective it is possible to lose ones hearing around the 120 dB mark, a chainsaw is around 110 dB and a...

JBL GTO638 The perfect speaker for factory replacement

The JBL GTO638 makes the perfect factory replacement, considering it is a 6 1/2″ 3 way speaker it still slots into a 6″ space perfectly. It has become a bit of a trend with newer cars that changing the factory stereo can become a right pain, if this is the case replacing the factory speakers with GTO series can make a world of a difference. JBL also makes the GTO series in a 3 1/2″ , 4″ , 5″ , 5×7″ , 6×4″ and 6×9″ making them the ideal for any make of car. Also JBL have been making speakers for over 60 years and...

Our MD is just a little MAD ABOUT BASS!

What do we do in our spare time?? Well, Install a DD-1508 8” Subwoofer into our PC Speakers… Plus some Energy Veritas V-Mini Bookshelf Speakers!! Logitech PC speakers $349.00 DD Sub $499.00!!! Energy Veritas V-Mini Bookshelf Speakers $999.00!!! Logitech new Retail $1498.00… Just a little MAD about BASS!!! Some of you may have already seen this on our Facebook page but I couldn’t help myself from putting it up on here as well. Words can not explain what was going through my mind when Ashley approached me like some sort of madman on a rampage and said “You have to...

Pioneer DEH-8450BT Sound quality like no other!

The Pioneer DEH-8450BT is the perfect centrepiece from which to expand your in-car audio system. With 3 hi-volt RCA pre-outs, you can connect up to 3 additional amplifiers, add speakers or subwoofers. The DEH-8450BT superseds the DEH-8350SD by stepping-up with Bluetooth connectivity, so you can make and receive phone calls (microphone included) via your car stereo, as well as stream audio from any Bluetooth-enabled device. Enjoy your entire music collection on the road. Play audio from your CD collection, iPod, iPhone, USB device or SD card. Or even plug in your MP3 player via the front auxiliary input. With a MOSFET 50W x 4 Amplifier with high-grade audio parts inside, this tuner takes...