is the season to kick back and relax after running around in a panic, trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, as you try to drown out the sounds of your wallet wailing in protest. Maybe you were also trying to drown out the sounds of terrible Christmas carol covers that retail stores are forced to have on loop for that next month or so. If you had an audiophile on your shopping list, or you yourself are the audiophile in question, but you didn't exactly get what you wanted, wrap yourself up in a cozy blanket by the fire with some nog and snuggle up to this issue. We’ll make buying the presents you actually wanted easy!
We present to you our Mobile Electronics special, just a little after the holidays. What? You think we weren't going to get you something?
Inside, you’ll come across a Hot New Products guide, stuffed with the hottest and newest electronics of the season. There’s also a preview of the largest announced audio event dates of 2017, so you can start planning all the places you’ll be able to show off all of the new toys you’ve acquired.
The star on top of the tree, if you will, of this issue is absolutely the Test Reports. Our resident cyborg/time lord (the only way I can fathom how he can accurately test so many products in such a tight deadline), Garry Springgay, has been really working in his test bench, with eight fully-featured product reviews accounted for as evidence. Brand-new offerings from DD Audio, MTX, Audison, JL Audio, Kicker, JBL, Kenwood, and Memphis have been scrutinized and pushed to their limits, with the graphs and tables to prove it, so you can breathe easy while deciding where you should upgrade your in-car game next. Have your notebook and pen ready – you’ll want to make a wish list of sorts.
Happy New Year from the PASMAG staff to you and your family! Let’s make 2017 even louder.