December 2000 Issue

Symphonic Showdown

If stereo music in the cockpit is a must, DRE’s 6000 ANR gives the biggest bang for the buck.


Ever since the days when ADF replaced LF as the navigation mode of choice, music has been an option in the GA cockpit, albeit a limited one. AM radio is noisy and despite its lofty price, the audio section in a typical ADF doesn’t hold a candle to a car radio costing a quarter as much.

The introduction of the CD player has changed that, as has the stereo-capable audio panel. With the availability of high-fidelity music in the cockpit, audio panel engineers quickly took note and introduced “music canceling,” which mutes the music when anyone speaks through the intercom or an incoming ATC transmission arrives. With all this capability, owners are taking note and the sale of t...

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