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3 x Best Product: AXTON’s ATC Components Tested

„Really good sounding component sets that belie the low price tag“, is the verdict of the German magazine Car & HiFi (2/2019) on AXTON’s new car speakers.

For many years speakers from AXTON have been the byword for good speakers at fair prices. With the component systems of the ATC series, AXTON is now sending out its next speaker generation. The German Car & HiFi trade magazine has thoroughly tested the ATC100 (10 cm), ATC165 (16.5 cm) and ATC200 (20 cm) in issue 2/2019. It was entirely impressed by the quality and performance of the new AXTON units: „Top quality chassis for the money“, conclude the testers – that also applies to the latest ATC generation.

QUALITY AT A FAIR PRICE
„As always the AXTON components are keenly priced“, is the remark from the tech journalists right at the start of the test. But in view of the more than fair prices, what does the quality and performance look like?
The first impression of the new component systems, according to the testers, „is very attractive“ and the build quality is good as well. „No skimping here“, explains Car & HiFi, „but for the money – brilliant!“ Starting with the „cleanly deburred metal baskets“ to the „fully fledged“ 25 mm woven tweeters – AXTON’s new speakers are real „top sellers“ for the trade journalists.

CONVINCING PERFORMANCE
The ATCs also score in the test lab in all respects. „They perform really well for the money“, conclude the well-respected tech journalists. „The tweeter is well-behaved up to over 20 kHz […]“, and „the 200 and the 165 woofers exhibit very good efficiency – an important virtue, particularly for low-priced speakers, since it favors operation without a power amp directly at the car radio.
In the listening test the ATCs really show what they can do: „Even at quiet levels it is clear that this is not just for playing music at the entry level, but also at an amazingly high level“, enthuse the experienced testers. „The wonderful reproduction of natural instruments, a saxophone or a double bass are a real joy. The chassis are not content to make just decent music. (…) You can find some really good sounding component sets among them that belie the low price tag.“

SUMMARY
„Top quality chassis“ for the money – that also applies to the latest ATC generation. It would be difficult to find better speakers at this price“, is the final verdict of Car & HiFi, awarding the ATC100, ATC165 and ATC200 the ‚Best Product‘ accolade.

The brand AXTON has been popular with car enthusiasts for almost 30 years. AXTON’s products are regularly recognized in trade magazines for their high price performance ratio. The range includes amplifiers and various loudspeakers for car retrofitting: component and coaxial systems, bass boxes, and also compact under seat woofers.

Company-Contact
ACR
Denny Krauledat
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041562696447
Fax: 0041562696464
E-Mail: Denny.Krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.axton.de

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punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
Phone: 030-61403817
E-Mail: micha@punctum-berlin.de
Url: http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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Price Tip – EMPHASER’s Digital Sound Processor EA-D8

„Full-feature 8-channel DSP at a low price“, is the verdict of the testers of the German magazine (Car & HiFi 01/2019), awarding the EA-D8 a ‚Price Tip‘ recommendation

Over many years the traditional car audio brand EMPHASER has stood for uncompromising sound with lots of power. In spring 2019 EMPHASER launched a raft of new products on the market. For example, the DIGIT series, two DSP power amps with 5 and and 8 channels, plus the digital 8-channel sound processor EA-D8, which was tested by Car & HiFi magazine in issue 01/2019. „Full-feature 8-channel DSP at a low price“, is the verdict of the tester team, awarding the EA-D8 the ‚Price Tip‘ accolade.

MULTITUDE OF SETTING OPTIONS
The heart of the new sound processor is the integrated DSP, which enables the music signal to be tuned to the vehicle acoustics in a multitude of ways. According to the experienced testers: „Altogether you have everything you need for driving a fully-fledged car audio system – even on a factory radio if you wish“. Each of the 8 channels has a parametric 7-band EQ. The time alignment can be precisely set in 1 cm increments. In the crossover menu a bandpass is available for each channel. High and low pass filter slopes can be separately set as steep as 24 dB/octave. „The bass enhancer and the noise gate are two extras that we would like to take with us“, add the tech journalists. „For the price the EA-D8 therefore represents an attractive package.“

INTELLIGENT SOUND CONTROL
The tech journalists are also impressed by the „fast and intuitive“ control of the DSP functions via the smartphone: „The small antenna at the rear immediately indicates wireless communications, and in fact you will search in vain for a USB port for connecting a PC. The E8 is therefore programmed with a smartphone app, which is freely available for both iOS and Android devices.“
In addition, it is possible to stream audio over Bluetooth directly from the smartphone to the amplifier: „What is very nice is that EMPHASER has really done a good job with the EA-D8, and also implemented music streaming with Bluetooth as well, (…) during which the BT source is automatically switched on and off according to the signal input.“

HIGH QUALITY HARDWARE
The EMPHASER sound processor also shines as regards the hardware: „Inside everything is well arranged. The front third of the board is taken up with the analog signal conditioning, and using quality single-channel op amps for the inputs is admirable“. But that“s not all: „The heart of the device is made up of two small ADAU1701 DSPs from Analog Devices with a 28-bit bus width. For an 8-channel processor one would have done, but the 1701 comes with two AD and four DA converters, which saves on external converters.“
If desired the EA-D8 can also be connected to the ISO connector of the vehicle via an optional Plug & Play cable. „It could not be easier, especially as there is an auto turn-on feature“, is the verdict of the Car & HiFi testers. „In addition there are six Cinch inputs so that the EA-D8 also harmonizes perfectly with retrofitted radios.“

SUMMARY
„With the EA-D8 EMPHASER presents a signal processor with a complete audio configuration and enough channels for a fully-fledged system that has turned out really well and costs little“, according to the summary of the Car & HiFi editors. „Special praise is merited for the integrated Bluetooth audio streaming and the practical app control.“

EMPHASER has been a name in the car audio sector for 25 years. The brand has become a well respected brand since middle of the 1990s for its enormously powerful subwoofers of the XTREME series, followed later by the series SPL, Linear-X, Neo-SPL and the state-of-the-art woofer E15NEO-COMP. The present range covers subwoofers, vehicle-specific Plug“N“Play component sets and classic lines of loudspeakers and amplifiers.
EMPHASER products are distributed exclusively through Europe’s largest car media specialist, the Swiss ACR AG.

Contact
Emphaser by ACR AG
Denny Krauledat
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041-56-269 64 47
E-Mail: denny.krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.emphaser.com

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DSP Amp for Professional Sound: AXTON A540DSP in Test

Sensational at the price, is the verdict of German Car & Hifi magazine (01/2019) on AXTON’s 4-channel DSP amplifier, rating it as a ‚Practical Tip‘.

With the compact DSP amps A530DSP and A580DSP the traditional brand AXTON was already a pioneer years ago in the area of Plug & Play upgrades for factory radios. Now with the 4-channel A540DSP power amp comes the launch of the next generation – with Bluetooth music streaming also onboard. The German Car & Hifi magazine has tested the newcomer in issue 01/2019, and was at once enthusiastic about the performance, comprehensive features and simple operation via smartphone app together with the attractive price. „Small, handsome and at an unbeatable price“, say the testers, awarding the A540DSP the ‚Practical Tip‘ accolade.

GREAT SOUND UPGRADE FOR FACTORY RADIOS
Exactly like its predecessor model, the A540DSP aims to make the sound upgrade from a factory radio as simple and as fast as possible. Without modifying the original system the AXTON is simply looped in with the Plug & Play wiring loom between the radio and speakers. In the opinion of the testers the installation effort required is as minimal as it is effective: „If desired you can also use the RCA sockets of which four channels are available as inputs and five channels as outputs. This allows you to easily fit a subwoofer or one or more power amps and speakers at a later upgrade.“

VERSATILE DSP – PRACTICAL APP CONTROL
AXTON’s new amplifier with digital sound processor scored high marks with the testers with its versatile setting options for using DSP to adjust the sound: „The main menu offers equalization, time alignment, gain and phase, as well as electronic crossovers. The noise gate and the bass-expander are incorporated for gain and EQ (…) For the sub 5 EQ bands are sufficient. The first four channels have optionally 10 or even 31 parametric bands. Time alignment and 24-dB-bandpass crossovers complete the configuration.“
Especially the convenient control via the mobile app, which is available for both iOS and Android, thoroughly won over the tech journalists: „Everything can be conveniently controlled on a smartphone, with the little AXTON accurately executing all the commands of the DSP.“

SMART SOUND WIZARD
„In the lab the little AXTON showed itself in a thoroughly positive light. „It delivers 30 watts to its four channels with pleasingly little distortion“ is how Car & Hifi describes the performance of the DSP power amp in the sound lab. And when the A540DSP fires up the factory speakers the testers observed: „There is a decent dynamic push, and voices and instruments are clearly heard. Drums are enjoyable, and with rock-and pop music there is nothing to grumble about with the sound. If the DSP power is properly utilized, a very respectable sound can be conjured up with the little AXTON.“

SUMMARY
„The AXTON A540DSP is an unbeatable offer. It will win many friends as it makes it so easy and so effective to beef up the sound of factory speakers. „Getting Bluetooth streaming thrown in for this price is sensational“, according to the summary of the Car & Hifi editors, awarding AXTON’s new DSP amplifier the ‚Practical tip‘ accolade.

The brand AXTON has been popular with car enthusiasts for almost 30 years. AXTON’s products are regularly recognized in trade magazines for their high price performance ratio. The range includes amplifiers and various loudspeakers for car retrofitting: component and coaxial systems, bass boxes, and also compact under seat woofers.

Company-Contact
ACR
Denny Krauledat
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041562696447
Fax: 0041562696464
E-Mail: Denny.Krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.axton.de

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punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
Phone: 030-61403817
E-Mail: micha@punctum-berlin.de
Url: http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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Consistently Modern – ZENEC’s 2-DIN Infotainer Z-N328

ZENEC’s 2-DIN multimedia system Z-N328 sparkles with the very latest entertainment functions and enables flexible use of the smartphone in the car.

If you want to make full use of the functions of your smartphone without giving up the comfort of a big touchscreen, then the new ZENEC 2-DIN infotainer Z-N328 is the right device for you. Like almost no other system the Z-N328 combines easy vehicle integration and modern multimedia functions with optimal connection for a smartphone: from DAB+ digital radio reception, through Bluetooth hands-free or the Spotify integration – the Z-N328 offers almost everything that you could wish for.
From the touch sensitive capacitive 6.2″/15.7 cm display screen it is possible to control the Z-N328 precisely and completely intuitively.

MODERN ENTERTAINMENT
For media playback the Z-N328 deliberately focuses on modern A/V formats. Two USB 2.0 ports enable versatile use of USB storage media, including full iPhone/iPod MFi support.
The integrated DAB+ tuner impresses with its clear digital radio reception – with no noise, crackling or volume level fluctuations. Comfort-Scan, MOT Slideshow, DLS text, as well as DAB-DAB and DAB-FM Service Following are comfort functions keeping you tuned to your favorite station and giving you full program info on played content. And if you drive in a region with no DAB+ network, the powerful RDS tuner will ensure good reception from conventional FM stations.

CLEVER SMARTPHONE CONNECTION
The SmartLink Direct function allows easy docking of Android or iOS based mobile phones to the Z-N328. The screen content of the smartphone, including for example the sat nav apps, is mirrored on the display of the infotainer. In the case of Android phones control of the apps is directly from the touchscreen of the Z-N328, whereas for iPhones it is from the smartphone.
With the native Spotify app installed on the Z-N328, the large Spotify music catalog is accessible for convenient use on the move, providing access to several million of songs – from old favorites to the latest hits.
Naturally the Z-N328 handles also „ordinary“ Bluetooth: hands-free calling and convenient contact search of mobile phone entries in the phone book, simple editing of contact favorites, or streaming music from the smartphone.

OVERVIEW OF CAR DATA
With the Z-N328 you have not only your media but also your vehicle fully under control. RealDash is a virtual dashboard app preinstalled on the Z-N328 that allows you to have an overview of the current vehicle and engine data at any time. RealDash gives information, in near real time, about road speed, charge air pressure, oil temperature, fuel tank level, engine speed etc. To use the app you need a compliant OBD II dongle available separately as an accessory.

FROM INFOTAINER TO IN-CAR NAVICEIVER
For those who do not want to just navigate per app, the Z-N328 can be upgraded to a fully featured in-car sat nav system at low cost. The navigation package Z-N328-SDFEU available as an option offers digital map data for 47 European countries with more than 6.5 million Premium POI – including free map updates for a year. The combination of Z-N328 and sat nav package additionally offers many functions for a most comfortable navigation experience: for example the immediate resumption of an active route guidance after stops, or the possibility to listen to music simultaneously while navig

The brand Zenec stands for pure in-car multimedia. Moniceivers, naviceivers, roof mount and universal monitors sum to a well rounded portfolio of in-car products. Added to that are accessory components like rear view cameras and headphones. All Zenec devices are perfectly compatible with one another.
The Zenec multimedia range is perceived to follow the edge of technology, but also to stand out with an exceptional price/performance value. Yet, quality before quantity is the other important maxim given, Zenec is strictly adhering to.
In 2008, Zenec brought the first E>GO model onto the market, thereby immediately establishing a completely new category of device: the vehicle-specific naviceiver. E>GOs are a perfect fit – visually and technically – in the respective target vehicle, without additional bezels, adapters and hours of installation work. With the new line up 2018 there are E>GOs to fit into over 60 models of vehicle.

Company-Contact
Zenec by ACR (engl.)
Denny Krauledat
Bohrtumweg 1
5300 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041-56-269 64 47
E-Mail: denny.krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.zenec.com

Press
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
Phone: 030-61403817
E-Mail: micha@punctum-berlin.de
Url: http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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3 x Best Product: AXTON’s ATC Components Tested

„Really good sounding component sets that belie the low price tag“, is the verdict of the German magazine Car & HiFi (2/2019) on AXTON’s new car speakers.

For many years speakers from AXTON have been the byword for good speakers at fair prices. With the component systems of the ATC series, AXTON is now sending out its next speaker generation. The German Car & HiFi trade magazine has thoroughly tested the ATC100 (10 cm), ATC165 (16.5 cm) and ATC200 (20 cm) in issue 2/2019. It was entirely impressed by the quality and performance of the new AXTON units: „Top quality chassis for the money“, conclude the testers – that also applies to the latest ATC generation.

QUALITY AT A FAIR PRICE
„As always the AXTON components are keenly priced“, is the remark from the tech journalists right at the start of the test. But in view of the more than fair prices, what does the quality and performance look like?
The first impression of the new component systems, according to the testers, „is very attractive“ and the build quality is good as well. „No skimping here“, explains Car & HiFi, „but for the money – brilliant!“ Starting with the „cleanly deburred metal baskets“ to the „fully fledged“ 25-mm woven tweeters – AXTON’s new speakers are real „top sellers“ for the trade journalists.

CONVINCING PERFORMANCE
The ATCs also score in the test lab in all respects. „They perform really well for the money“, conclude the well-respected tech journalists. „The tweeter is well-behaved up to over 20 kHz […]“, and „the 200 and the 165 woofers exhibit very good efficiency – an important virtue, particularly for low-priced speakers, since it favors operation without a power amp directly at the car radio.
In the listening test the ATCs really show what they can do: „Even at quiet levels it is clear that this is not just for playing music at the entry level, but also at an amazingly high level“, enthuse the experienced testers. „The wonderful reproduction of natural instruments, a saxophone or a double bass are a real joy.“
„The chassis are not content to make just decent music. (…) You can find some really good sounding component sets among them that belie the low price tag.“

SUMMARY
„Top quality chassis“ for the money – that also applies to the latest ATC generation. It would be difficult to find better speakers at this price“, is the final verdict of Car & HiFi, awarding the ATC100, ATC165 and ATC200 the ‚Best Product‘ accolade.

The brand AXTON has been popular with car enthusiasts for almost 30 years. AXTON’s products are regularly recognized in trade magazines for their high price performance ratio. The range includes amplifiers and various loudspeakers for car retrofitting: component and coaxial systems, bass boxes, and also compact under seat woofers.

Company-Contact
ACR
Denny Krauledat
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041562696447
Fax: 0041562696464
E-Mail: Denny.Krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.axton.de

Press
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
Phone: 030-61403817
E-Mail: micha@punctum-berlin.de
Url: http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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Top Class Digital Amplifiers: EMPHASER’s Monolith Series

Power for perfection – EMPHASER’s three new amps combine power and sound

The traditional brand EMPHASER presents three powerful amps in its Monolith line: the full-range mono amplifier EA-M1 and two 4-channel power amps, the EA-M4 and EA-M4x.
Superior quality, timeless design, exceptional performance – the monolith series offers not only punchy power, but also an outstanding dynamic range and excellent signal fidelity. Minimal distortion and a warm, clear sound are properties that distinguish these top class digital amplifiers.
A Monolith is not one to keep a low profile – true to this motto the design has been given the necessary space to visually underscore the special character of this exceptional amplifier. The carefully machined edges, the engraved logo, and the very name of the model itself on the top plate, together with the sand blasted surface give it an impressive appearance. Just as perfectly finished are the massive feet that raise the Monolith.
The connections are also massive. All models are equipped with encapsulated 35 mm2 terminals and RCA sockets fixed to the side panel with threaded nuts. Equipment-wise, each amp offers a comprehensive crossover that can be routed as high or low pass as desired. The crossover point can be set from 20 Hz (high pass) and 50 Hz (low pass) up to 5000 Hz, and can therefore also be used for active system designs.
In combination with the massive aluminium heat sinks, the class D amplifier circuit produces enormous power output. The flag ship EA-M4x already has an impressive 4 x 230 W RMS available when working into 4 ohms; in bridged mode this becomes a mighty 2 x 670 W RMS. The EA-M4 model with a respectable 4 x 105 W RMS into 4 ohms is intended for more simple tasks – but does really well in the 2-channel bridge mode with 2 x 340 W RMS and extremely low distortion figures. The EA-M1 produces a powerful 1 x 600 W RMS into 4 ohms and 1 x 1500 W RMS into 1 ohm; however it is intended as a full-range amplifier so that high performance dual mono designs are also realizable for power hungry component systems. The EMPHASER Monolith devices are as grown up and powerful as it gets…

EMPHASER has been a name in the car audio sector for 25 years. The brand has become a well respected brand since middle of the 1990s for its enormously powerful subwoofers of the XTREME series, followed later by the series SPL, Linear-X, Neo-SPL and the state-of-the-art woofer E15NEO-COMP. The present range covers subwoofers, vehicle-specific Plug“N“Play component sets and classic lines of loudspeakers and amplifiers.
EMPHASER products are distributed exclusively through Europe’s largest car media specialist, the Swiss ACR AG.

Contact
Emphaser by ACR AG
Denny Krauledat
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041-56-269 64 47
E-Mail: denny.krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.emphaser.com

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Sound Upgrade for Factory Systems – AXTON DSP Amplifiers

Professional sound thanks to a sound processor, convenient control via mobile phone app, Bluetooth music streaming, attractive price – AXTON’s new power amps A540DSP and A590DSP are the optimum sound upgrade for OEM radios.

With its compact DSP amplifiers the car hifi specialist AXTON already has been a trendsetter for years in the area of Plug & Play upgrades for factory systems. With their performance, comprehensive features and simple operation via smartphone app as well as the attractive price AXTON’s DSP power amps have been able to excite users and the trade alike. With two new 4-channel power amps AXTON is now systematically upgrading this winning amplifier design. The A540DSP and A590DSP do not only offer a more advanced DSP amplifier technology, but also the possibility of streaming music to the amps over Bluetooth.

COMFORTABLE CONTROL VIA APP
The difference from many DSP amplifiers, where the user must inconveniently connect a notebook to tune audio values in the DSP OSD or buy an additional remote control, it is the ease of use which is paramount with the new AXTON generation. Control of the DSP takes place via Bluetooth and a free app for both iOS and Android smartphones. This app shows and allows to control all DSP based functions so that even newcomers can make the DSP settings without previous knowledge.

WIDE RANGE OF FUNCTIONS VIA DSP
The digital sound processor has all the useful tools like time alignment, freely configurable frequency filters (6/12/18/24 dB), channel gain controller, a freely configurable parametric 31-band equalizer for each channel and 5-band EQ for the subwoofer channel.
Once you have tuned the sound to the vehicle acoustics and your personal preferences, the settings can be saved in the amplifier and on the smartphone.

BLUETOOTH AUDIO STREAMING
A second integrated Bluetooth interface allows you to stream your own music collection very easily to the amp. Just connect your smartphone to the amp, press PLAY – and the music starts. Thus the music collection on the smartphone is always available over a wireless connection, even if the radio has no appropriate input interface.

COMPACT WITH HIGH QUALITY SOUND
AXTON’s new DSP amplifier series opens up previously unknown sound dimensions, while offering outstanding performance. Thanks to the latest class D digital amplifier technology, heat build-up and current draw of the amps are always under control, efficient heat dissipation is provided by the aluminum housing: just 145 x 40 x 114 mm (for A540DSP) and 185 x 40 x 114 mm (for A590DSP).
Both models are ideal for purist car hifi installations, offering several application options thanks to the plug and play connection, including Auto turn-on/off and the integrated 5-channel DSP controlled preamp outputs. The 4-channel amplifier A590DSP is stable into 2 ohm loads, which increases the area of use for certain factory systems.

SIMPLE TO FIT: PLUG & PLAY
AXTON’s amplifiers are connected to the original radio using the 1.5 m long ISO standard cable supplied, and can be installed out of sight at various places in the vehicle. Furthermore, there are numerous optional plug and play connection cables for diverse vehicles from Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda, BMW, Mini, Mercedes, Ford and Opel, as well as Kia, Hyundai, Nissan and Peugeot.

EMPHASER has been a name in the car audio sector for 25 years. The brand has become a well respected brand since middle of the 1990s for its enormously powerful subwoofers of the XTREME series, followed later by the series SPL, Linear-X, Neo-SPL and the state-of-the-art woofer E15NEO-COMP. The present range covers subwoofers, vehicle-specific Plug“N“Play component sets and classic lines of loudspeakers and amplifiers.
EMPHASER products are distributed exclusively through Europe’s largest car media specialist, the Swiss ACR AG.

Contact
Emphaser by ACR AG
Denny Krauledat
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041-56-269 64 47
E-Mail: denny.krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.emphaser.com

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ZENEC’s Z-N956 Infotainer awarded „Highlight“ Accolade

ZENEC’s new 2-DIN multimedia system with DAB+ and extra large 9″/22.9 cm touchscreen impresses in test by German magazine Car & HiFi (issue 03/2019)

With the Z-N956 the Swiss multimedia specialist ZENEC now has a 2-DIN DAB+ infotainer with an extra large 9″/22.9 cm touchscreen in its product range. The complete package of Z-N956 plus sat nav software Z-EMAP56-MH, obtainable separately, has now been tested by Car & HiFi in issue 03/2019, which was enthusiastic. The testers rated the price/performance as outstanding, awarding ZENEC’s new infotainer the ‚Highlight‘ accolade in the Top Class category.

EXTRA LARGE DISPLAY
An infotainer with a 9″/22.9 cm display that fits in a conventional 2-DIN slot? Impossible, said the Car & HiFi testers, „because a nine inch display is actually too large for the classic double DIN format.“ The journalists were even more astounded by the clever construction of the Z-N956. „ZENEC solves the problem by sitting the display a little in front of the actual DIN housing; so when installed it protrudes somewhat and can be larger than the installation slot. As a result it fits most vehicles.“

PRIME ENTERTAINMENT
„Complete infotainment in 9 inch format“ was the judgment passed by the well-respected testers on the multimedia section of the Z-N956. Apart from twin tuners with DAB+, FM, Bluetooth, HDMI, dual USB, multi-zone, DSP and many AV connections, other features of the Z-N956 include „comprehensive audio functions“. Thus the integrated signal processor offers a 10-band equalizer, crossovers, and 5-channel time alignment. „In addition, the Z-N956 can communicate well with smartphones“, was the praise from Car & HiFi. Android Auto is supported as well, offering the possibility of using Google Maps for navigation.

OPTIMAL SAT NAV – NOT ONLY FOR MOTORHOMES
Optional navigation software on a microSD card also allows the Z-N956 to be upgraded into a fully integrated sat nav system. Two variants are available to choose from: the Z-EMAP56 in-car version, and the Z-EMAP56-MH motorhome version tested by Car & HiFi. Detailed maps covering 47 European countries, more than 6 million POIs, TMC, TPEG free, together with free map updates for 3 years are offered by both sat nav versions. The motorhome variant, however, contains extras such as a camping POI database with information on approx. 20,000 different camping and motorhome stopover sites in almost every European country.
But that“s not all: „For those also with a larger motorhome the MH sat nav provides various preset vehicle profiles to make sure you are navigated only along suitable routes“, explained the journalists. „Important parameters like weight, height, length, width and so on can be individually set and then taken into account for selection of the route. This eliminates nasty surprises such as bridges that are too low or narrow local through-roads.“
But its detailed solutions also make the Z-N956 attractive for use in motorhomes: „Three cameras on the ZENEC can be connected to the Zenec to keep all corners of the vehicle in view when maneuvering“, the magazine explained. „In addition there is an audio channel for a microphone that is triggered by the reverse gear so that it is automatically activated as soon as reverse is engaged. Therefore you don’t just see but also hear what is going on behind the vehicle – very practical, for example, if you want someone to stand there and help direct.“

INNOVATIVE BLUETOOTH SOLUTIONS
The Z-N956 has an integrated Bluetooth module which, according to the Car & HiFi testers „enables comfortable hands-free calling and music streaming from a mobile phone.“ And the Z-N956 offers even more via Bluetooth. „The Z-N956 can also stream music wirelessly to a Bluetooth speaker or headphones. That makes a lot of sense in a motorhome. You can then sit in comfort outside at a stopover site and still enjoy the full range of media features of the ZENEC.“ This is particularly practical. So that you don’t have to go into the vehicle to control the music playback, the ZENEC can be controlled with an app from the touchscreen of the mobile phone „comfortably and intuitively“.

SUMMARY
„The Zenec Z-N956 is a premium naviceiver. Its large display makes it attractive for most cars, but particularly also for motorhomes“, was the enthusiastic verdict of the journalists, awarding the Z-N956 the ‚Highlight‘ accolade in the Top Class category.

The brand Zenec stands for pure in-car multimedia. Moniceivers, naviceivers, roof mount and universal monitors sum to a well rounded portfolio of in-car products. Added to that are accessory components like rear view cameras and headphones. All Zenec devices are perfectly compatible with one another.
The Zenec multimedia range is perceived to follow the edge of technology, but also to stand out with an exceptional price/performance value. Yet, quality before quantity is the other important maxim given, Zenec is strictly adhering to.
In 2008, Zenec brought the first E>GO model onto the market, thereby immediately establishing a completely new category of device: the vehicle-specific naviceiver. E>GOs are a perfect fit – visually and technically – in the respective target vehicle, without additional bezels, adapters and hours of installation work. With the new line up 2018 there are E>GOs to fit into over 60 models of vehicle.

Company-Contact
Zenec by ACR (engl.)
Denny Krauledat
Bohrtumweg 1
5300 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041-56-269 64 47
E-Mail: denny.krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.zenec.com

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12043 Berlin
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Powerful Sound Tuning – EMPHASER’s New DIGIT Amplifiers

EMPHASER’s DSP power amps EA-D800, EA-D500, and the digital sound processor EA-D8 optimize the sound and can be conveniently controlled from a smartphone.

The traditional car audio brand EMPHASER expands its line-up with an innovative power amp series. The DIGIT series consists of the EA-D800 (8-channel) and EA-D500 (5-channel) amplifiers, as well as a pure 8-channel sound processor EA-D8 that are ideal for in-car sound optimization. With its many setting options, easy control from a mobile phone, compact size, and minimal installation effort, the new DIGITs allow an audible improvement in the sound of the factory system or retrofit systems.
SOUND TUNING VIA DSP
The heart of each DIGIT power amp is the integrated DSP, which enables the music signal to be tuned in a multitude of ways. Equipped with a parametric equalizer, time alignment, active crossover, and noise gate function, the way is clear for perfect listening pleasure with EMPHASER DIGIT.
The DSP settings can be conveniently controlled from the smartphone. The control app is free of charge and can be found on www.emphaser.com (Android) or in the Apple App Store, respectively. It can also be tried out before purchasing the device. In addition, it is possible to stream audio over Bluetooth directly from the smartphone to the amplifier. The changeover between radio and mobile phone playback is fully automatic.
EA-D800 – THE TOP MODEL
The 8-channel amplifier EA-D800 is well suited for getting more sound quality out of factory systems or providing retrofit systems with the necessary power. For this purpose the preamp includes two amplifier sections. An audiophile class A/B module which delivers 4 x 30 W RMS for smaller speakers or tweeters. For woofers, subwoofers and power hungry component systems, a class D amplifier section offers a broad application spectrum with 4 x 60 W into 4 ohms, 4 x 120 W into 2 ohms and bridged with 2 x 176 W RMS into 4 ohms.
The parametric 15-band equalizer for each channel allows resonance spots and other acoustic inconsistencies to be selectively improved. Time alignment helps to achieve a precise sound staging, while the integrated crossover ensures that the connected speakers reproduce only the part of the frequency spectrum for which they are suited.
A special feature of the new EA-D800 is channel management, whereby each output can be assigned one or more input signals as desired. That also includes merging a tweeter and woofer input signal to form a complete output signal. This summing function is particularly necessary in the case of some OEM premium sound systems.
The total equipment package makes the EA-D800 the ultimate tool for upgrading a factory sound system.

EA-D500 & EA-D8 – FLEXIBLE IN USE
The EA-D500 is designed for high quality classic applications. The compact 5-channel amplifier rated at 4 x 32 W RMS helps factory systems achieve better performance, and can also provide powerful support for retrofit speaker systems. The fully-fledged subwoofer channel rated at 176 W RMS offers ample power for a range of subwoofer solutions. Furthermore, with the processed preamp outputs the system can be upgraded even further.
The EA-D8 is designed as a pure 8-channel sound processor without an integrated amplifier; otherwise it offers the same range of functions as the EA-D800: parametric equalizer (7-band per channel), time alignment, active crossover, and input/output management.

EMPHASER DIGIT: PLUG & PLAY
Installation of the DIGIT amplifier is child’s play. All models can be controlled using the connectors supplied, or the optional vehicle-specific Plug & Play cables. Both amplifier models obtain the power they require via a separate connecting terminal.

EMPHASER has been a name in the car audio sector for 25 years. The brand has become a well respected brand since middle of the 1990s for its enormously powerful subwoofers of the XTREME series, followed later by the series SPL, Linear-X, Neo-SPL and the state-of-the-art woofer E15NEO-COMP. The present range covers subwoofers, vehicle-specific Plug“N“Play component sets and classic lines of loudspeakers and amplifiers.
EMPHASER products are distributed exclusively through Europe’s largest car media specialist, the Swiss ACR AG.

Contact
Emphaser by ACR AG
Denny Krauledat
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041-56-269 64 47
E-Mail: denny.krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.emphaser.com

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Top Sat Nav for AUDI A3 – The ZENEC Z-E3150 Convinces Testers

„Great infotainment package for the AUDI A3 at a very attractive price“ is the verdict of the German Car & HiFi magazine (issue 2/2019) on the Z-E3150 from ZENEC, awarding it a „Highlight“ accolade.

The Swiss firm ZENEC is a specialist for in-car navigation systems and multimedia systems, impressive for their state of the art features and ease of use. With the Z-E3150, ZENEC now has an innovative retrofit solution for AUDI A3 8P/8PA models in its product range. The German Car & HiFi trade magazine has just thoroughly tested the new ZENEC in issue 02/2019, and is enthusiastic. A „first-class solution for the AUDI A3″is how the testers describe the ZENEC infotainer, awarding it the „Highlight“ accolade.

GREAT VEHICLE INTEGRATION
Like every model from the vehicle-specific ZENEC E>GO series, the Z-E3150 is also perfectly tailored for the AUDI A3. „The new ZENEC is a perfect fit in the AUDI A3 – visually, mechanically and electrically“, conclude the Car & HiFi tech journalists. „Interfaced with the vehicle electronics via the CAN bus, it supports comfort functions like connection to the driver information system (DIS), or the multifunction steering wheel, and the OPS and ECON Climatronic displays.“

FULL SET OF MULTIMEDIA FEATURES
Extra special praise was earned by the multimedia section of the AUDI specialist, according to Car & HiFi: „The Z-E3150 offers a wide range of features and functionality.“ Clear radio reception is ensured by the integrated DAB+ and FM tuner, while for media playback there is a CD/DVD drive as well as two USB ports. Naturally there is a Bluetooth wireless connection for smartphones. „Dealing with phone calls is then just as convenient as wireless audio streaming“, conclude the well-respected tech journalists.

SMART SAT NAV RETROFIT
What particularly impressed the testers is the how easy it is to upgrade the Z-E3150 to a sat nav system. Available in the basic version as a moniceiver, the infotainer can be easily expanded with the optional navigation software Z-EMAP50 on SDHC memory card: „The software offered is the well-known and proven iGo Primo with maps of 47 European countries, POI database, TMC and 3D rendering.“

But you can still use the Z-E3150 to navigate even without this additional software. „This is because the SmartLink function allows the screen content of smartphones to be mirrored on the ZENEC“, the tech journalists explain. „The apps, including navigation on the mobile phone, can then be controlled from the touchscreen of the ZENEC.“

SUMMARY
„The Z-E3150 performs brilliantly in the lab and in the field“, is the conclusion of the experienced testers. „The feature set is complete, the performance convincing, and the vehicle integration perfect. A great infotainment package for the AUDI A3 at a very attractive price!“

The brand Zenec stands for pure in-car multimedia. Moniceivers, naviceivers, roof mount and universal monitors sum to a well rounded portfolio of in-car products. Added to that are accessory components like rear view cameras and headphones. All Zenec devices are perfectly compatible with one another.
The Zenec multimedia range is perceived to follow the edge of technology, but also to stand out with an exceptional price/performance value. Yet, quality before quantity is the other important maxim given, Zenec is strictly adhering to.
In 2008, Zenec brought the first E>GO model onto the market, thereby immediately establishing a completely new category of device: the vehicle-specific naviceiver. E>GOs are a perfect fit – visually and technically – in the respective target vehicle, without additional bezels, adapters and hours of installation work. With the new line up 2018 there are E>GOs to fit into over 60 models of vehicle.

Company-Contact
Zenec by ACR (engl.)
Denny Krauledat
Bohrtumweg 1
5300 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041-56-269 64 47
E-Mail: denny.krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.zenec.com

Press
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
Phone: 030-61403817
E-Mail: micha@punctum-berlin.de
Url: http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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