Charles Martin

A CD changer in the trunk

If your appetite for convenient, quality car sound was whetted by the in-dash CD players of the late ’80s, welcome to the digital ’90s, where the big action will be in the trunk. What your car really needs, besides four-on-the floor, is 16-bit, four-times-oversampled sound with dual D/A converters and Shuffle Play. Translated: a CD changer. It goes in the trunk, where the burglars don’t see it, and you control it through your radio. It holds compact discs — 6, 10, or 12 — like a mini-jukebox. And no, the discs don’t skip. Technology finally has beaten the American pothole.

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