Boston Acoustics PRO 69F Speakers Review India

My wife and I drive the Hyundai Eon Sportz. Quite a nifty little hatchback which fits right in your pocket. The Sportz model comes pre-installed with a factory fitted 2-DIN audio system and it is quite basic. To pair up the music system, there are 2 front door speakers which lack bass, but are quite loud.

Here’s the Boston Acoustics PRO 69F Speakers Review India

Hyundai Eon 2DIN Music System

Hyundai Eon 2DIN Music System

 

We’ve owned this car for a year now and we decided to go for rear speakers to ‘pump it up’ a little. Not being the show-off’y sorts, we did not opt for an amplifier or a bass unit. A pair of good quality coaxial oval speakers did the trick for such a small car.

 

I’ve owned the JBL GTO 937 paired with a Pioneer 1-DIN audio system in my old Swift 2007 VXi model and they were brilliant!

 

I had a choice of going with either JBL CX-S697 for approximately Rs 4500 or go for the Boston Acoustics PRO 69F. After a little haggling with the owner of the shop and asking for recommendations around, it seemed like Boston is one of the ‘top brands’ that are coming up in India. So Boston it was!

Boston PRO 69F Review India

Boston PRO 69F Review India

These are regular 6″ Oval speakers with a built in tweeter, tiny sub woofer and a coaxial speaker. Power output was 400 RMS, which seemed a lot for such a tiny car

I got these speakers fit with a wood rear parcel-shelf with a proper cut out for the speakers and insisted that the technician connect these speakers behind the 2DIN set up instead of trimming a wire and connecting the rear speakers in parallel to the front speakers. If done otherwise (which is quite common in India), you will not be able to adjust the volume of the rear speakers.

Conclusion:

The sound output was not as high as I thought it would considering that the factory fit audio system does not have a built-in amplifier that you get in the retrofit music systems. However, with the front speakers being so loud, the rear speakers do complement them and produce good quality sound. I would recommend going for these speakers if you have an after-market speaker system set up to really enjoy the output.

Some technical stuff:

Brand Boston Acoustics, PRO – 69F
Model PRO – 69F
Item Weight 3.8 Kg
Product Dimensions 43.8 x 27.7 x 12.6 cm
Item model number PRO – 69F
Additional Features Automotive Speaker, 12NC – 311531879750T

Features

  • Woofer Size 6″ x 9″, Woofer Cone – Copolymer with surround foam,
  • Tweeter Size – 1″, Tweeter Cone – Titanium plating
  • RMS Power – 70W, Max. Power – 140W
  • Resonance Frequency – 52 Hz, Sensitividy – 90dB

 

How to take full page screenshot on Mac OSX Mavericks

I’ve been using my new MacBook Air and I am absolutely loving it. My work however demands me to take a lot of screenshots (usually multi-page screenshots) and I have wasted many a days trying to figure how to get it to work

 

I have found a solution for how to take full page screenshot on Mac OSX Mavericks

Below are the steps:

1. Download Paparazzi here

2. Launch the app and enter a URL of the full web page you want to capture (it can be a websites home page or specific URL) and hit return

3. Let the entire page load into Paparazzi – this can take a while as the web page renders within the app, a preview of the site screenshot will appear in the window when finished loading

4. Hit Command+S to save, or click the little download icon in the corner of the app

 

How to take full page screen shots on Mac OSX Mavericks

How to take full page screen shots on Mac OSX Mavericks

 

Saving complete pages with Paparazzi offers multiple export options for the full webpage screenshots, with options to change the file format and quality, including JPG, PDF, PNG, and TIFF, adjust the scale, and the final resolution size.

The above steps should show you how to take full page screenshot on Mac OSX Mavericks. Leave a comment if this worked for you or did not. If you have a better trick or a software to take full page screenshot on Mac OSX Mavericks, please do leave a comment.

Alternatively, you could save the page as a PDF which somehow did not work for me since it created page breaks.

Designers, developers, sales teams, and general web workers should find this app particularly helpful. It’s free, simple to use, and works great for the job on a Mac. iOS users obviously don’t have this specific app as an option, but they can use this trick to save web pages as PDF files instead.

Fix for Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 Hibernate and Sleep Wake Restart Issue

So I have had a Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 for quite a while. It is a beast of a machine and you can read my review for Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 here

Since day 1 of owning this laptop, I had been observing that whenever I hibernate or put my laptop to sleep and try to wake it by hitting the power button, it pretty much does a restart and at times, I get a Blue Screen of Death with an error code video_dxgkrnl_fatal_error. There really haven’t been too many articles for Fix for Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 Hibernate and Sleep Wake Restart Issue

 

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the Dell Inspiron 5537 drivers from dell.com Website, refreshed and reset my Windows 8.1 and even go for a complete format and OS Reinstall. None of them seemed to have solved my problem

The problem I identified was that when I disable the AMD Graphics from the Manage Computer snap-in, I was able to Hibernate or Sleep and wake without any issues. However, with that, I lose the whole point of having 2GB of dedicated AMD graphics on my laptop and the fact that I could not change the screen brightness.

 

I have finally found a set of steps which seemed to have worked flawlessly for me.

  1. Uninstall the drivers using the AMD CleanUp Utility
  2. Restart the laptop.
  3. Install Driver Chipset. Do not restart the laptop here.
  4. Install Driver Intel Video card drivers. Windows 8.1 will complain that you already have newer drivers. Just overwrite the drivers and install the ones you just downloaded.
  5. Restart the laptop.
  6. Install the driver from AMD Video card drivers.
  7. Restart the laptop

 

I am sure this will solve the Windows 8.1 Hibernate or Sleep Wake up issue that you might be facing. Please feel free to drop by any comments and let us all know whether this fix worked for you or not

The above steps seemed to have given me a Fix for Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 Hibernate and Sleep Wake Restart Issue