When it comes to off-road stereos, there are two distinct and opposite schools of thought: radios don't belong in 4x4s versus you gotta have tunes. For those in the gotta-have-tunes group, there is nothing more aggravating than hitting the dirt and having to turn off the stereo because the CD is skipping all over the place. Along comes Panasonic with one of those why-didn't-we-think-of-that ideas. Its G-Tech All-Terrain Audio CD player has a 10-second memory built in so your ears have no idea when the CD is skipping-all you hear is continuous music. We're known for being skeptical, so we ordered a G-Tech and installed it in a reasonably rough-riding 4x4 for off-road testing. It didn't skip. Not once. We weren't surprised when it handled rockcrawling and sand, but it took on rough washboard without a hiccup. It played on even over really rocky sections tackled at speeds greater than normal for a minute straight. We were impressed, and we noticed several features that make the deck even more beneficial for an off-roader, such as larger-than-normal buttons, a remote, and a concealed CD load slot. If you gotta have tunes, then you gotta check out this deck. Installation is similar to any other DIN-chassis deck. That means you'll be cutting a hole in the dash to make it fit into an older vehicle, while installation kits are available through outlets such as Crutchfield for most late-models. As is the case with any stereo, this one needs to be securely mounted for optimum performance.Installation is similar to any other DIN-chassis deck. That means you'll be cutting a hole The G-Tech has all the features of a high-quality deck, including a removable face for security, up to 200-watt output, a built-in single CD player, remote CD changer controls, 18 FM presets, 6 AM presets, and so on. It also has a remote control, which we found extremely handy for operating the unit while bouncing over trails.The G-Tech has all the features of a high-quality deck, including a removable face for sec We also like that the slot for the CD player is covered most of the time. This should dramatically cut down the amount of dust and other garbage that typically gets into stereos, ruining your CDs.We also like that the slot for the CD player is covered most of the time. This should dram By Cole Quinnell Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!