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Sound Upgrade – EMPHASER Speaker for Mercedes

Better sound only with new speakers – EMPHASER’s systems for Mercedes convincing in test by German Car & HiFi magazine (05/2019)

Although actually dissatisfied with the sound, many Mercedes drivers are put off from replacing the factory speakers installed in their vehicle. Not without good reason: Mercedes OEM systems are constructed for a specific vehicle, for example having specially formed baskets or mounting brackets. Finding speakers that fit in the Mercedes is therefore not to be taken lightly. On top of that the factory systems are mostly installed in a complicated way so that till now replacement could only be achieved with a great deal of installation effort and experience.
These times are over as there are now several vehicle-specific speakers from car audio specialist EMPHASER which are perfectly tailored to Mercedes vehicles – not only in terms of their construction but also acoustically. German Car & HiFi magazine has subjected the newcomers to a thorough installation test in issue 05/2019. The question is: Can the sound in a Mercedes really be audibly improved simply by replacing the speakers?
To answer this question the testers removed the original factory system of a Mercedes E220 – a 2-way front component system, a coaxial system in the rear doors, and a subwoofer in the passenger footwell – and replaced it 1:1 with the equivalent components from the EMPHASER range. They installed the front component system EM-MBF1, the rear speaker EM-MBR1, and the 8″/20 cm subwoofer EM-MBSUBR.
The minimal installation effort was enough to enthuse the testers: „The installation of the door speakers is straightforward and easy enough for the interested layman. (…) The speakers can be installed entirely without any changes to the vehicle. The EMPHASER chassis fit perfectly into the original spaces, requiring very little time to install.“
As regards the construction details and high quality components of the new Mercedes speakers the trade journalists were full of praise for these too: „Both mid/woofers work with aluminum cones, with the tweeter of the front system naturally being a woven dome. A lot of effort has been put into the crossovers. Beside level adjustment of the tweeter they also offer a high pass for the system, which also works well with a factory radio.“
But what is the improvement in the sound performance like? The journalists were also agreed on this: „It is hard to believe what just replacing the speakers can do for the sound“ was their report after the listening tests. „First of all we were pleased by the voluminous and amazingly powerful bass, which fills the vehicle. It is not only really fat but also blends into the sound image.“
The testers were also of the opinion that the overall tuning has been very well done: „No interference, the sound is clear. The tonality gives little to complain about, and the resolution and fine dynamics also make a good impression.“
Better sound only with new speakers? At the end of the test the tech journalists answered this question with an emphatic ‚yes‘, awarding the EMPHASER systems the score 1.1 and the „price/performance: outstanding“ accolade. „For just 750 euros the speaker upgrade offers a distinct improvement in the sound“, says Car & HiFi. „You can go for this as it is. (…) If you want something more, or have something over in the budget later, then order the (DSP) power amp in addition – all of this can be easily done.“

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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Integrates Mobile Phones: XZENT Infotainer X-522

XZENT’s new 2-DIN multimedia system X-522 supports Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto, enabling optimal use of a smartphone in the car.

XZENT, a brand of the Swiss car media specialist ACR, stands for good quality products at attractive prices – and that has been so for years. With the X-522 XZENT has now brought out a new 2-DIN infotainer. However, the new X-522 offers a wide range of multimedia functions, and is also the ideal partner for smartphones as it supports both Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto.

CARPLAY & ANDROID AUTO
The USB port at the front of the device can be used for docking iPhones and Android smartphones directly with the X-522 to display mobile phone apps on the large 17.1 cm / 6.75″ touchscreen monitor. Navigate, telephone, receive and send messages, or just listen to music. All the supported functions are conveniently controlled via Apple Siri, the Google voice assistant, or the touchscreen of the XZENT infotainer.
As you would expect, you can also control all functions comfortably from the large display.
INTUITIVE OPERATION
Thanks to the intuitive user interface, the X-522 is just as safe and intuitive to operate like a smartphone. The design of the new XZENT infotainer has been optimized to ensure ease of use and safe driving. The most important controls are reduced to a button bar for fast control of the X-522.
The capacitive touch-sensitive display impresses with its high brightness level, clarity, and brilliant images and videos. The display offers outstanding picture quality and readability even in strong sunlight.

CLEAR RADIO RECEPTION
The X-522 is a top modern entertainer striking for its wide range of functions. The integrated DAB+ tuner provides clear digital radio reception, but also scores for its range of features: DABDAB and DABFM Service Following, Comfort-Scan, MOT Slideshow, as well as DLS Text are onboard. An active DAB antenna is included in the kit.
The FM RDS tuner ensures very good reception performance of conventional FM stations in areas where there is no DAB+ network available. The FM tuner of the X-522 offers 18 station presets and is optimized to get the best reception in the EU area.

INFOTAINMENT ON THE MOVE
Enjoy songs and videos via USB or your smartphone. The X-522 has a second USB port at the rear of the device that can be used to connect a USB memory medium for audio and video playback. A variety of data formats are supported, for example lossless FLAC audio files.
The modern Bluetooth unit enables wireless A2DP music streaming as well as hands-free functions for totally relaxed driving. Pairing, synchronization and phonebook contact editing is straightforward and easy. A speed dial menu complements the extensive range of Bluetooth functions.

INFOTAINER WITH HIGH QUALITY SOUND
The audio functions of the X-522 allow you to easily optimize the sound quality. The 8-band graphic equalizer helps to dial in the sound balance in the cockpit, to improve the sound of factory speakers. Else, six EQ presets allow a quick adjustment to user preferences.

XZENT is a young brand that is focused exclusively on the „In-car Navigation and Multimedia“ sector. XZENT is the specialist for multimedia and navigation systems. As regards build quality and the range of features XZENT moni- and naviceivers are second to none and, with their sensational price/performance, are convincing right down the line.
XZENT products are now firmly established in the market – this is also demonstrated by the many awards and impressive test reports appearing in the trade press in recent years for XZENT devices.
XZENT products are distributed worldwide exclusively through the extensive ACR AG dealer network, Europe’s largest car media specialists. Among the ACR dealers you will also find a large range of accessories for XZENT systems: rear-view cameras, DAB+ and DVB-T tuners, and monitors as well as speakers and amplifiers.

Company-Contact
Xzent by ACR
Denny Krauledat
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041-56-2696447
Fax: 0041-56-2696464
E-Mail: denny.krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.xzent.com

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Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
Phone: 030-61403817
Fax: 030-61403819
E-Mail: micha@punctum-berlin.de
Url: http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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Smart Infotainer: ZENEC Z-N328 convinces testers

ZENEC’s new 2-DIN multimedia system with DAB+ is awarded the ‚Highlight‘ accolade by the German Car & HiFi magazine (issue 05/2019)

After the great success of its 2-DIN infotainers Z-N326 and Z-N426, the Swiss multimedia specialist ZENEC is now launching the successor model, the Z-N328, equipped with DAB+ and a 6.2″/15.7 cm touchscreen. The complete package of Z-N328 plus navigation software obtainable separately has been tested by Car & HiFi in issue 05/2019. „Successful infotainment control center with great price/performance“ is the verdict of the tech journalists on the new ZENEC, awarding it the ‚Highlight‘ accolade.

SPECIALIST FOR APPS
Like its predecessor, the Z-N328 is a moniceiver without navigation software. But even with this basic version you don’t have to do without navigation as the Z-N328 allows you to navigate comfortably via a mobile app. „A key feature of the Z-N328 is the SmartLink Direct function that brings applications from Android phones or iPhones to the touchscreen of the ZENEC“, remark the testers regarding the innovative possibilities of smartphone integration. „This means you can display a navigation app of your choice, such as Google Maps, on the Z-N328. In addition, the ZENEC offers direct access to the popular streaming service Spotify.“

EXPANDABLE TO IN-CAR NAVICEIVER
However, if you wish to navigate not just online but also offline, Car & HiFi recommends the optional NextGen navigation software Z-N328-SDFEU on a microSD card. With detailed maps for 47 European countries, more than 6 million points of interest, and free map updates for one year, the testers reckon this will give you a top in-car sat nav. „The route guidance is clear and explicit with 3D rendering, lane guidance and the display of freeway traffic signs“, say Car & HiFi.

MEDIA CONNECTIVITY
Special praise is given to the new ZENEC infotainer for its „superb range of features“: „The Z-N328 offers a wide range of features and functionality“, explain the testers. Beside analog FM reception, the Z-N328 can also handle DAB+ digital radio, including Service Following. Two USB ports and an HDMI input can be used for A/V playback and for connecting smartphones. Naturally there is also a Bluetooth connection for mobile phones.
„The Z-N328 shows no weaknesses both in our test lab and in practice“, is the conclusion of the tech journalists after their thorough checkout in the test lab and on a major road test. „The test readings are well in the green zone. Navigation, analog and digital tuners perform faultlessly, just like the Bluetooth and audio functions.“

EASE OF USE
That ZENEC has also placed great importance on the ease of use of this system is also appropriately honored by Car & HiFi. Control via the capacitive touchscreen is „fast and fluent“ according to the tech journalists. The menus are „very clear and nicely designed, and operation of all the main functions is self-explanatory“, conclude the testers.

SUMMARY
„Even in the basic configuration the ZENEC Z-N328 is a very good, well equipped moniceiver capable of accessing the apps of iPhones and Android mobile phones“, say the testers in summing up. „Together with the navigation software Z-N328-SDFEU it can be upgraded to a fully-fledged naviceiver for what is still 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

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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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Tiny, powerful, nice price – AXTON’s A-Series amplifiers

Great quality and impressive performance – AXTON’s new compact digital power amps convincing in test by German magazine Car & HiFi (04/2019)

Compact digital amplifiers to give a bit of extra power to your factory radio or multimedia sat nav system are becoming more and more popular. Three mini power amps from the long established brand AXTON brand have now been tested in the 04/2019 issue of the German Car & HiFi magazine: the A200 two-channel model, the A400 4-channel and the A500 5-channel amp.
AXTON is well-known for powerful, easy to install amplifiers at a fair price-performance. Among these the A-Series is no exception: „Tiny, powerful, nice price“, is the verdict of the testers on the new power amps, which puts the advantages of the AXTON units in a nutshell. All three amplifiers were able to put up a convincing all-round performance in a major test, being awarded the accolades „Sound Tip“ (A200), „Best Product“ (A400) and „Performance Tip“ (A500).

COMPACT AND WELL DESIGNED
No more than 10.5 cm wide and 4 cm high, in the opinion of the tech journalists these AXTON units are not only „of a really convenient size“, but also „built to a high standard“. A first class finish anodized aluminum casing, selected components, and careful PCB layouts, encapsulated power terminals – the A-Series is, according to Car & HiFi, „tidy and well made, generously equipped, everything makes a positive impression.“

EMC TIP: UNIMPAIRED RADIO RECEPTION
The new A-Series also impresses with its ease of installation. Thanks to the compact size and low thermal radiation, these flexible Class D amplifiers can therefore be fitted in almost any installation situation. „Installing these power amps out of sight is no problem. It is quick and straightforward.“
Equipped with high-level inputs with auto turn-on, the AXTON units function „very well with a factory radio, including the automatic turn-on“ says Car & HiFi. Equally positive: in the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) test, all three Class D amplifiers showed no effect whatsoever on the DAB+ and FM spectrum „so that unimpaired radio reception is guaranteed. Installation in the dashboard thereby allowing proximity to the radio is also no problem.“

CONVINCING IN THE TEST LAB
Based on their performance in the test lab the AXTON units impressed in all respects. „With overall low distortion levels the A400 scored well with a lot of power. 90 and 166 watts for such a small four-channel power amp is a lot“, is one assessment by the testers on the performance of the 4-channel model. „The A200 has a superb frequency response, the filters work cleanly in the range of a subwoofer/satellite crossover“, report the tech journalists. And „Unlike other low price five-channel units the A500 really pushes power to the 4 small channels. Low THD completes the outstanding impression.“

IMPRESSIVE SOUND
In the sound lab „these little amps act amazingly big“, according to Car & HiFi. „With really powerful attack they indulge the ears, ensuring both good quality and level.“ In spite of this performance and power the musicality of the new A-Series has not been ignored either. „The music sounds crystal clear, but without being harsh. Tone colors sound correct and consistent. (…) The performance of the A-Series is also adequate for discerning music listeners.“
The testers were also astounded by the bass power of the new power amp line – especially in view of the compact size: „Considering the tiny housing, the pull in the low bass is more than impressive, especially as the deep bass response is not achieved by overly soft pulses.“

SUMMARY
The fact that the new AXTON units impressed the testers with a convincing all-round performance reinforces the final verdict: „Our test shows the A-amps shine with their really good quality and impressive performance“, is the praise to be heard from the tech journalists. „Very compact casings, great fitness for purpose, and not least very low prices are all on the plus side. Everything right, AXTON!“

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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Subwoofer for Spare Wheels: the ATB25RS from AXTON

New from AXTON: the space saving, very punchy active subwoofer ATB25RS can be mounted in the spare wheel itself or in the spare wheel well.

Spare wheel subwoofers are the first choice for anyone wanting a really easy punchy bass upgrade. The easy to install bass boxes, combining a power amp and woofer in a single enclosure, can be quickly connected without wasting space in the car. They provide a significant improvement in the sound performance of car radios or multimedia and navigation systems.
Compact, powerful and of modern design – is the slogan adopted by the long-established car audio brand AXTON to launch their new active subwoofer ATB25RS. The ATB25RS is designed for music lovers who do not want to compromise on luggage space or on a bass background on the road. With its dimensions of 360 x 147 mm, this round ‚bass wonder‘ fits not only in almost any spare wheel well, but can even be placed in the rim of a spare wheel larger than 15″ in diameter. The AXTON spare wheel subwoofer is therefore also suitable for leased cars, which should be altered as little as possible.
The aim is not to waste a millimeter of space: so the amp output, woofer driver, and the internal volume of this active subwoofer are optimally matched to each other. The ATB25RS is equipped with a potent 25 cm (10″) woofer that brings powerful bass tones into the vehicle. A punchy 115 watts RMS of power is provided by the very high quality integral amplifier module.
As a maximum configuration that is highly practicable, this space saving active subwoofer naturally has all the essential settings options on-board. That includes the integrated electronic 12 dB/octave low-pass filter, tunable between 50 – 150 Hz, and a 0/180° phase switch. The remote control supplied allows the level to be conveniently set from the driver’s seat.
The AXTON active subwoofer also features high-level inputs with auto turn-on/off that are indispensable today: As a result the universal ATB25RS is well equipped for simple direct connection to factory radios or multimedia and navigation systems.

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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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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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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Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
Phone: 030-61403817
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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

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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

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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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