We got the chance to check out Alpine's X-Power amplifiers at the Alpine booth at CES 2012. The new sleek design masks the amount muscle under the hood, and Alpine has added new models so that there's an X-Power amp for nearly every need.
Zak Billmeier grew up in southern Vermont and coastal Maine. After graduating from Mary Washington College with a Geography degree he still isn't sure quite what to do with, he eventually settled in the mountains of Central Virginia. He spends his free time chasing his daughter around, taking pictures, gardening and cooking. Zak traces the roots of his interest in electronic gadgets to the Casio wristwatch with a built-in calculator he received as a gift one year as a child. He joined Crutchfield's car A/V team in 2007.