DB Magazine
    Tommy Lee The Methods to His Mayhem
    Arsenal KD-ADV49, CS-ARS500, CS-AR650, KS-AR8001D, CS-AW8240

    "At 46, Tommy Lee isn’t showing signs of slowing down. The legendary drummer is ravishing in his midlife success as much as he enjoyed the early years of his career when Mötley Crüe first started. “I pinch myself almost daily. All this sh*t started happening when I was 17 and to sit here at 46 and still be rocking the sh*t out is, like, Wow! It’s amazing and I can’t believe it’s still happening!”

    At the time of the interview, Tommy had just gotten back from Mötley’s European tour and was getting ready to embark on the band’s Crüe Fest II American summer tour. “We’re gonna play the entire Dr. Feelgood (1989) record from top to bottom.” When the tour wraps later this summer, Tommy is slated to release Methods of Mayhem’s sophomore album, which he recorded at his home’s recording studio. “It’s the best ever to wake up in the morning and just rock sh*t!” he says."
    - Kristie Bertucci


    Performance Auto and Sound Magazine
    Performance Auto & Sound
    CS-AW8240 | CS-ARS650 | KS-AR7002

    "No modern system is complete without some bump in the trunk and based on our review of JVC’s ground pounding CS-AW8240 12-inch subwoofer the choice was loud and clear! JVC’s clever use of hemp materials in the cone continues in this product, making it a very popular choice and resulting in a very natural sounding woofer with great tonality and definition. Inside are JVC Arsenal CS-ARS650 6.5-inch components with JVC Arsenal 6x9-inch CS-AR690 in the rear deck lid.

    The highly acclaimed Arsenal CS –ARS650 6.5-inch components combine a mix of old school experience and high tech materials. The cones of these drivers use a mixture of hemp and glass fiber materials, which are laminated together to form a lightweight, natural sounding cone. The surrounds are Santoprene for long life and durability and the tweeter combines the brilliance of a hard titanium dome with the smoothness of a silk surround. Driving the various mid and high ranges are a pair of JVC Arsenal KS-AR7002 amps also stacked in the custom wrapped teal vinyl trunk area."
    - Dave Pankew


    Performance Auto and Sound Magazine

    Performance Auto & Sound
    JVC KS-AR9501D

    If you’ve been paying attention, you may have noticed that the folks over at JVC have stepped up their high performance car audio program significantly in the last couple of years. The JVC Arsenal series of products are designed to go head to head with the traditional leading brands in each category, and from what I have seen, are doing a good job at holding their own when compared to the usual suspects. If you were under the impression that a JVC subwoofer amp was about as competitive as the 88 car in Sprint Cup, you’re more out of touch than Dale Jr.’s cousin Tony!

    "From a performance perspective, I have to hand it to the engineering team at JVC responsible for this woofer. For the first time in recent memory, they have a woofer that, in my opinion, is a strong competitor for the more traditional stars in this category. The Arsenal woofer sounded better and handled more power than I really expected and anytime that I get my reality reset like that, the product responsible is worth taking a close look at."
    - Gary Springgay


    Performance Auto and Sound Magazine

    2007-2008 Holiday issue
    CS-AW8240 Arsenal Subwoofer Review

    "The JVC Arsenal CS-AW8240 subwoofer did just that. When I received the product for testing, I expected a well-made product, but frankly, when I thought of high-performance subwoofers, the JVC brand didn’t readily come to mind. This JVC Arsenal woofer changed that.

    Founded in 1927 as a subsidiary of the US-based “Victor Talking Machine Company,” I knew that JVC pressed the first record albums in Japan and also produced the first Japanese television sets. They are also credited with being the inventors of the VHS video format, as well as the first hard drive-based video camcorders. JVC is also a long-time supporter of the English football (soccer) club “Arsenal,” and the name has transferred special meaning to these new high-end product offerings.“"
    - Gary Springgay


    Car Audio and Electronics
    January 2008 Issue (Best of Car Audio and Electronics 2007)
    CS-AW8240 Arsenal Subwoofer Review

    "JVC stepped up to the plate with this subwoofer, packing it with an abundance of technological features all while maintaining a high level of sound performance. An overall subjective rating of 85.5 points out of 100 during the subjective review speaks for itself"
    - Eric Fitzgerald


    Car Audio and Electronics
    August 2007 Issue
    CS-AW8240 Arsenal Subwoofer Review

    "The CS-AW8240 had me nodding to the beat with a pleasing smile. The kick drums remained toward the front of the vehicle, never drawing to the rear. The bass guitar was smooth throughout, rolling up and down the scales while complementing the overall harmony. The subwoofer gave the bass guitar just enough bite without bringing it to the center of attention. Everything blended together so well that it seemed though the subwoofer disappeared from the system. This is a desirable effect that is difficult to achieve. Difficult doesn't seem to be in this subwoofer's vocabulary."
    - Eric Fitzgerald