Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  Scosche Pass Port, Eclipse AVN, and Kenwood DPX - Sound Check
Subscribe to the Free

Scosche Pass Port, Eclipse AVN, and Kenwood DPX - Sound Check

Super Street Audio And Electronics Page

Ben Oh
Feb 4, 2009

It's Christmas time for the consumer electronics industry. I'm not talking about the holidays or company profits based on sales for the gift-giving season, but rather CES, the world's greatest electronics trade show. It happens every January in Vegas and that's when manufacturers put on display all the gear that they hope will be the hot items for the new year. Car audio companies have been cracking the whip on their various elves to create new products while adding innovations to "older" ones. Here are a few things that are bound to be on many people's Christmas lists in '09. Whether you need iPhone connectivity and battery recharging in the car, a new navigation system or a CD receiver replacement for your factory radio, CES has it all-and more. If you didn't get what you wanted over the holidays, get it for yourself. See below.

130_0902_08_z+audio_video+schoshe_passport Photo 1/3   |   Scosche Pass Port, Eclipse AVN, and Kenwood DPX - Sound Check

Connect Your Iphone
Scosche Pass Port
If you're an iPhone fanatic like me and, much to your own chagrin, can't live without the device, then you'll appreciate yet another cool Scosche invention... The passPORT can be used for the new 3G phone and the latest iPod models. Developed in cooperation with Apple to ensure its compatibility and function for both OEM and aftermarket automotive products, this accessory connects your devices to any in-car iPod integration system to keep your indispensable Apple gadgets charged. MSRP is $29.99. Look for a similar product for home use from Scosche that will also allow you to use home accessories including speakers, alarms and docking stations with the iPhone 3G and new iPod models. Keep tabs on it here:

130_0902_02_z+audio_video+eclipse_avn726e Photo 2/3   |   Scosche Pass Port, Eclipse AVN, and Kenwood DPX - Sound Check

Audio Video Navigation
Eclipse AVN726E
Eclipse collects Innovations Awards like you collect speeding tickets. This Winner of a Best of Innovations 2009 award from CES is the next iteration of Eclipse's popular double-DIN AVN line. So how do you make a great product better? With more geeked-out technology of course. The AVN726E improves its audio-video-navigation source unit with digital video circuitry, boasting a superior image quality. Eclipse has taken the audio aspect to the next level as well with premium parts that cut down on distortion. And navigation is now memory-based. So no more DVD-ROMs to mess with. Look for more details after Eclipse unveils the product in full at this year's CES.Till then go to

130_0902_03_z+audio_video+kenwood_dpx503 Photo 3/3   |   Scosche Pass Port, Eclipse AVN, and Kenwood DPX - Sound Check

Updated Dash
Kenwood DPX503, DPX303
Have you finally had enough with your lame factory radio? Kenwood's DPX503 and DPX303 are perfect double-DIN OE replacements that provide the latest in connectivity and sound performance. These CD receivers feature an illuminated front Aux input and USB port with 1-wire high-speed iPod control. That means you can control your iPods from the DPX instead of fiddling around with your music player while driving. The DPX503 has a large multi-line display with full-spectrum variable illumination and plays all of your MP3/WMA/AAC compressed audio files. Two RCA 2.5V pre-outs make it easy for audio system expansion. The DPX303 has a large fine-dot display with four lines of text and you can add iPod control with the KCA-iP500 iPod interface. IR remote controls are included and both models are Bluetooth, satellite radio and HD Radio Ready. MSRP for the DPX503 is $320. The DPX503 is targeted at $250. See

By Ben Oh
12 Articles



WillyWerx, aka William Galan, figures heavily in this last entry of Ryan Hoegner's 911SC, giving a master class in proper vintage Porsche restoration
Bob HernandezFeb 14, 2019
Outfitting a GR WRX with fresh pads and rotors
Bob HernandezFeb 5, 2019
AC Schnitzer used data from 2 record-setting successes to dial in parts developments for the BMW F90 M5
Bob HernandezJan 31, 2019
Shifting our focus to the chassis, in particular revamping this Porsche's suspension as well as its brakes and topping it all off with a one-off roll bar
Bob HernandezJan 29, 2019
Swapping out the VX's original drums for some del Sol Si rear disc brakes.
RodrezJan 15, 2019
Sponsored Links