GET TO KNOW YOUR SPEAKER

One of the most common accessory upgrade a car audio enthusiast deals with is a speaker. There are many types of speaker and with this, it can be confusing which one to choose. Today, we will discuss the basic anatomy of a car speaker so you will have the information in selecting the right speaker for your setup.

SPEAKER CONE

This is the part of the speaker that is usually constructed from paper, polypropylene, Kevlar or other materials. Manufacturers commonly use polypropylene due to its rigidness and easy to work with. However, some would say that it does not perform quite well with high frequencies but usually excel in midrange. Paper cones perform well and produce clear and crisp sound due to its lightness and stiffness. Some high end manufacturers make us of Kevlar as the main material for its durability and at the same for the light weight characteristic. Depending on the design, Kevlar material can also produce quality sound.

ANNULUS / SURROUND

This is the part of the speaker that serves as a suspension for the code to the frame of the speaker. It usually is made of paper, foam, butyl or cloth. There is other annulus design called the “m” which is claimed to provide a more effective way to absorb wave energy to the cone.

VOICE COIL

The voice coil is the coil of wire attached to the apex of a speaker cone. It provides the motive force to the cone by the reaction of a magnetic field to the current passing through it. The most common is the dual voice coil but single voice coils are also available as well.

  

MAGNET

Usually made of a rare earth metal called Neodymium for small tweeters; or ferrite commonly for speakers. Magnet is an essential part of the speaker as this holds the coil in place while it moves back and forth to push air and produce sound and at the same time preventing distortion. The result is a louder sound and better bas response.

SPIDER

It is responsible for the allowing the speakers parts to move in a linear fashion and prevent them from displacing and move consistently. It is fitted around the voice coil.

  

DUST CAP

This is the part of the speaker that covers the middle of the cone to prevent dust from accumulating inside the speaker elements. This part also provides as an aesthetic design for the speaker.

BASKET

Also called the frame of the speaker which houses the entire speaker assembly together. This essentially forms the main shape of the speaker or subwoofer. Some speakers are built deep and some are shallow to fit certain types of vehicle.

This week, we have featured speakers from various brands like Infinity, Memphis Audio, Pioneer, Kicker and more. Always visit OnlineCarStereo.com and browse our catalog of over 3000 products. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to receive weekly promotions and save tons of cash.

XS POWER BATTERIES... THE BEST IS THE BIZ!

OnlineCarStereo recently signed a partnership with XS Power Batteries. This means that you are able to order batteries for different applications. XS Power offers absorbent glass mat (AGM) and lithium batteries of various outputs that will suit any car audio setup. AGM batteries has gained popularity in the 80’s due to its very low resistance and capability to deliver high currents on demand with a long service life. On the other hand, since time and memorial, lithium batteries has been also popular due to its best electrochemical property and provides the largest energy density for weight. Below are the different battery configurations of XS Power:

AGM Batteries

These are one of the lightest racing batteries in production and test results confirm that it produces more energy than other batteries that are bigger and heavier. These are non-spillable therefore you can mount them at any position you choose. These batteries are the choice of racers and monster truck drivers for its efficiency and durability. The series include:

  • D Series
  • V Series
  • V Series
  • PS Series
  • XP Series
  • 6V/14V/16V

LITHIUM Batteries

With its nanothenology, it offers extreme power and exceptional safety for daily driver vehicles. The highly advanced chemistry has been perfected to eliminate cell failure. This battery also features an electronic monitoring system that makes sure that each cell are balanced to produce maximum performance and and longer life. Popular in this section are the following:

  • Titan8 Lithium Batteries
  • Lithium S Series Batteries
  • Lithium PS Series Batteries
  • 16V Lithium Batteries
  • 16V Lithium Combo Kits

XS power also provide you battery accessories such as terminals, hold downs, wiring kits, chargers and heat wraps all depending on your setup.

 

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REDESIGNED ONLINECARSTEREO WEBSITE

OnlineCarStereo.com has implemented and newly designed website. The new material design and modern look easily catches the eye. You can now access our vehicle fit guide easily with a friendly UI and we’ve added the latest models to update our database. Continuing to the bottom of the page, we have made use of the animation for a more attractive look.

 

Another added feature to the website is the easy access to Clearance and Open-box items. In this section, you will be able to save tons of cash for items at brand new condition. During this COVID-19 crisis, we are providing a new type of service called Virtual Assistants that will cater to car audio enthusiasts who are currently staying at home safe. Just submit a request for a call back on our Virtual Assistance Request Form. Once scheduled, our technical experts will call you via FaceTime or any video app to assess your car upgrade needs based on your preferred type of music and budget. We are able to provide you an a la carte style upgrade for more specific needs; or bundle style upgrade to save you money.

Lastly, we are giving you another banner for exclusive deals that we regularly provide. These are hot items with great deals that are instantly up for grabs due to limited time. So hurry! These offers might end soon.

We always strive to upgrade our service to you so you’ll have a pleasant time shopping at OnlineCarStereo.com. This is our way of saying thank you for all the support throughout the years. We also appreciate your referrals and your feedback so we continue to improve our service to you.

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ALPINE QUALITY OF SOUND

Alpine has been a household name in the car audio industry. It is synonymous with quality and efficiency. Throughout the years, the company has also proven its reputation in innovating trendy car electronics that audiophiles will surely love. Today, a variety of the Alpine models are already considered a standard in car upgrades wether you are a novice or expert. OnlineCarStereo has been an authorized dealer of Alpine products for a long time and our customers can attest to the reliability of their products. This week, we will feature popular Alpine car audio and video electronics for your to enjoy while you are staying safe at home.

HEAD UNITS

Alpine is known for its head unit receivers. For the minimalist who just wants quality audio on a single DIN, the CDE-175BT is the way to go. It connects to you smartphone via bluetooth while still playing those old CD's that you love. For the intermediate enthusiast, the ILX-W650 will be enjoyable. For the price, your are getting a 7" touch screen that connect with your smartphone by bluetooth, Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. For a more premium experience, the INE-W970HD will give you the total entertainment experience. With HDMI connectivity, you can enjoy high definition video while cruising down the road. It built-in navigation and siriusXM ready for your satellite subscription.

For the real entertainment buff, you cannot ask for more than the ILX-F309. You can enjoy your in-car movie on the whopping 9" screen floating on your dashboard. It also features a HD tuner for high fidelity sound and can also stream your Spotify or Pandora music with thru bluetooth, Carplay or Android Auto. The design is very sleek and trendy which will make your passenger drop their jaw at awe. Installation will be no problem as the main chassis is designed as a single DIN so getting a compatible dashiki for your vehicle will be easy.

AMPLIFIERS

Alpine amplifiers are next to none. KTA-30MW is a simple upgrade that will give you enough kick at 300 watts for your bike. Its small form factor is ideal for easy concealment. The weather resistant feature is a plus for outdoor use. If you are looking to upgrade your door speakers, the MRV-V500 is an ideal option. This 5-channel digital amplifier provide 40 watts at 4 channel and 150 watts on 1 for your subwoofer. The compact size is also advantageous to hide it effectively out of sight. The PDR-M65 is also a very popular Alpine subwoofer amp with 650 watts of peak power enough give you the thump you are looking for.

If you are in a look out for high power amps for your door speakers, the R-A60F will definitely be a treat. It has a whopping 100 watts per channel with a frequency response of up to 30000 hz. Similarly, if you want a high powered sub amp, the R-A75M worth a mention as it produces 500 watts RMS which is perfect for most Alpine subwoofers in the market today.

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OCS EXCLUSIVE PACKAGES

OnlineCarStereo is offering bundles for you to save huge on you car upgrade. We are excited to give you your favorite brands bundled with others to produce a perfect setup with the sound you are looking for.

Jensen MPR2110-Bundle

First in the list is the Jensen MPR2110 and Dual DS652 bundle. The MPR2110 is a bluetooth receiver that effortlessly pairs with any smartphone with bluetooth to stream your music either from Spotify, Pandora or iHeartRadio. This is coupled with a 6x9” Dual DS652 2-way speaker that will definitely give you a boost from your stock OEM speakers with a peak power of 100 watts.

Dual DMCPA11BT-Bundle

Another Dual bundle deal is the DMCPA11BT. For those of you who are the touchscreen-type-radio kind of guy, the DMCPA11BT is a whopping 10.1” LCD screen with 200 watts peak power. For an affordable price, you’ll get Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 8-band EQ and a resolution of 1024x600. Did I mention that this bundle comes with free waterproof rear-view camera that seamlessly connects to the stereo; and an additional Jensen JS265 6.5” 50 watts 2-way speaker to upgrade your overall OEM sound.

JVC KS-DR3002-Bundle

For the bassheads, this bundles is to die for. A JVC KS-DR3002 2 channel 400 watts peak power amplifier with a frequency range of up to 50000 hz is paired with a Kicker subwoofer enclosure that fits perfectly under or behind your seat. This has a 10” Comp Kicker subwoofer that gives you the bass you need for a starter upgrade.

Memphis Audio SRX300.4-Bundle2

If you want to go to a more premium bundle, this is it. To start off, it includes a Memphis Audio SRX300.4 4-channel 300 watt amplifier perfect for your door speaker upgrade. It features variable low-pass and high-pass filters and crossover network. To complete the setup, it is bundled with a pari of JL Audio C1-690 and C1-650X; 6x9” and 6.5” respectively. Boom!!! What more can you ask for? If you are thinking of upgrading your sound to the next level, this is it.

Kenwood DDX8706S-Bundle

This premium upgrade is the total entertainment package. Upgrade your head unit with a Kenwood DDX8706S Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capable stereo with a 6.95” display. It can play your favorite DVD / CD’s and also has USB connectivity for your MP3 or FLAC music. Cool thing with this unit is you can mirror you smartphone to display on the screen. Just awesome! For the bass, it includes the Alpine W12S4 subwoofer with 750 watts peak power. In addition, the kids and highs will be provided by the Jensen JS265 6.5” 2-way speakers and will be powered by the JVC KS-DR3002 400 watt amplifier. Lastly, with this bundle, you won’t have to worry about backing up from your garage as this also includes a Jensen waterproof rear-view camera that will install perfectly with the Kenwood stereo.

We have more bundles to choose from depending on your needs and budget. Just visit OnlineCarStereo.com and browse our over 2500 car audio / video products. You can also subscribe to our newsletter and receive weekly promotions and save tons of cash. If you don’t find anything that suits your project and budget, contact our Virtual Assistants and they will help you in setting up the car audio upgrade that is right for you

ONLINECARSTEREO JAM OF THE WEEK

Music has been the central deciding factor on what audio / video equipment to purchase. Onlinecarstereo has over 2500 products to offer and it could be overwhelming  to choose from. Today, we would like to introduce the Jam of Week through Spotify. We will send out selected weekly songs for you to listen on your car and describe what car setup you used to play the song and tell us what you think. You can also record a video inside your car to let our viewers watch and hear you setup

Our first Jam of the Week is the song “The Box” by Roddy Ricch. This single was release 2 weeks ago under his debut solo album Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial. It covers a lot of sound frequencies but geared more towards the Hip hop side with a lot of low bass.

   

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“The Box” by Roddy Ricch

We tested this song on one of our associates 2019 Scion FRS equipped with two (2) JL Audio 10W3v3-4 hooked on a JL HD750/1 mono subwoofer amplifier. At 50% volume with flat settings, the bass is still clear and produces nice tones. This is probably due to the 750 watts RMS of the HD series amp. The balance in power handling was nearly perfect on the 10W3v3-4 without saturating the mid frequencies of the song.

   

For the mids, the vehicle had a pair of Hertz CPX165 on the front door speakers and Hertz CPX690 on the rear. With the bass pounding in the background, medium frequencies are still crisp and clear. The high dynamic ranges of sound produce by both speakers are engaging without being too piercing on the ears. This is due to the robust basket construction with an outstanding cooling system technology for better acoustics.

   
Click on the link and check out how it sounds on your setup. Follow, like, comment and post videos on our Facebook and Instagram pages for everyone to see. If you hear something nice, you can find it on our website at WWW.ONLINECARSTEREO.COM. In addition, you can also subscribe to our NEWSLETTER so you can receive weekly promotions and save tons of cash.

 

 

AMP IT UP WITH THE ALPINE S-A60M AND S-A32F

The Alpine brand name is synonymous with car audio. Today we will focus our discussion on amplifiers. Car amplifiers are the lifeblood of car audio. It provides power to the speakers and subwoofers to produce sound. Alpine has perfected the art of producing clear, crisp and quality sound through their S-Series amplifiers. Having a budget friendly market, these amps are suited for the working-class car audiophile. Now, affordability doesn’t mean less quality. The S-series amplifiers are perfect for beginner car gear heads and enthusiasts alike. It is also easily installed with its small footprint at 8 inches, it can fit practically anywhere in your car.

   
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For the starting basshead, the S-A60M if an excellent starter pack. This class D amp is small on the outside, but a beast in the inside. At 4 ohms, it can easily provide you 600 watts of power perfect for a SWT-10S4 subwoofer or even the W12S4. It takes advantage of the new High Efficiency Digital Circuit Design technology developed by Alpine that produces clear and clean sound specially when paired with Alpine subwoofers. Here are the specs for the S-A60M:

  • Amplifier Class: D
  • RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels) 400 x 1
  • Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels): N/A
  • Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels) 600 x 1
  • Low-Pass Crossover Frequency: 50-400 Hz
  • Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave): 24 dB/octave
  • Bass Boost: 0-12 dB
  • Bass Boost Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Fuse Rating: 60
  • S/N: 85dBA :1W into 4ohms
  • Speaker Level Inputs: RCA
  • Preamp Outputs: 1 pair
  • Width: 8"
  • Height: 2-1/4"
  • Depth: 8"
 

 

On the other hand, if you are setting up a full system speaker setup, you will definitely want the S-A32F as a starter pack for your vehicle. It has 55 watts RMS for each channel with a frequency response of 30 hz to 30kHz. It also sports a small footprint that can practically be stored anywhere in the vehicle. The S-A32F truly produces the right amount of power that will sooth your ears and not blow them off the roof. Here are the specs for the S-A32F:

  • Amplifier Class: D
  • Low-Pass Crossover Frequency: 50-400 Hz
  • Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave): 12 dB/octave
  • High-Pass Crossover Frequency: 50-400 Hz
  • High-Pass Slope (dB/octave): 12 dB/octave
  • S/N Ratio: 1W into 4 Ohms: >83dB
  • RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels): 55 x 4
  • Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels): N/A
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  • Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels): 80 x 4
  • Bridged Power (Watts x Channels): 160 x 2
  • Minimum Impedance Bridged: 4
  • Minimum Impedance Unbridged: 2
  • Frequency Response: +0/-3 dB 10Hz - 30kHz
  • Frequency Response: +0/-1 dB 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Fuse Rating: 40
  • Speaker Level Inputs: RCA
  • Preamp Outputs: No
  • Width: 8"
  • Height: 2-1/4"
  • Depth: 8"
 

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KICKER AMPS FOR THE MODERN DAY CAR

Amplifiers are an important piece of equipment to your car sound. If you are planning to upgrade your speakers and add a bass sound, a reliable and quality amplifier will surely provide you excellent sound that will last a while. Kicker is known to produce car amplifiers that provides amazing power, control and flexibility with sleek designs. Today, we are featuring the KX, DX and PX Kicker amplifiers.

KX Amps

With its cool black red design, the KX amps features up to 2400 watts of extreme power not to mention that the size is compact and doesn;t take up too much space. The Class D construction gives this amp the stability and efficiency it needs. What sets this amp apart is its illuminating knobs useful for easy adjustment even in dark spaces. KX amp models include: 44KXA4001, 44KXA4002, 44KXA4004, 44KXA8001, 44KXA8005, 44KXA12001, 44KXA12002, 44KXA16001 and 44KXA24001.

DX AMPS

If you’re on a budget, DX amps are the way to go. It delivers the power you need without breaking the bank. You can easily install them in any car using the full range RCA outputs. Whether it be factory or after-market radio, DX amps will pump out the power and produce the best sound. Models include: 43DXA1252, 43DXA2501, 43DXA2504 and 43DXA5001. The 46CXARC bass knob will work well these.

PX Amps

If you are on the lookout for durability, the PX are the go-to amps. The weatherproof design makes it the choice of motorcycle enthusiasts that want loud and excellent music. Features include auto-on and built-in crossovers which gives you total customization power. The PX amps are an epitome of big sound, small size. Models include: 42PXA2001, 42PXA2002, 42PXA3004 and 42PXA5001. The 46CXARC also works with the PX amps.

There you go guys! All of these amps are available at WWW.ONLINECARSTEREO.COM. We currently have a 5% OFF promo so please do checkout our catalog. You can also subscribe to our NEWSLETTER and receive weekly promotion via email to save tons of cash.