The bass is a really important part of a sound system. The ability to hear the music’s low frequencies will greatly improve your music experience inside your car. Of course, we have the subwoofers that will definitely allow us to hear more of the low frequencies, but sometimes, subwoofers can be costly and can be difficult to install due to the size constraints.
A bass restoration processor (or BRP) is generally, in simple terms, a bass booster. BRPs digitally restore the bass that might still be lacking if you lack the bass powers of a subwoofer on your vehicle. They have a built-in equalizer to adjust the frequency and the ideal amount of bass the car owner wants for their music. Typically, BRPs have three types of adjustments: frequency, width and level.
The “frequency” adjustment allows the owner to the specific frequencies they want to be brought out in the music. The “width” adjustment allows the owner to adjust the amount of frequencies that will be affected. You can adjust the BRP to affect a narrow or wide bandwidth of frequencies along a selected frequency. And finally, the “level” adjustment allows the owner to adjust the level of effect, hence giving you a sound made specifically for you, just the way you like it.
BRPs aren’t just used to improve the bass sounds and give you that heart-pounding bass. It improves the low-frequency sound on all kinds of music. It can modify the way a specific music will sound. It digitally restores the desired frequency and powers up the low-end sound, injecting it again in the audio signal to give it an improved bass impact.
One of the most famous bass restoration processors in the market today is the EPICENTER series from AudioControl but other brands, like Soundstream, have put out their own BRPs as well. And right now they are under the HOT DEALS on onlinecarstereo.com! So, what are you waiting for? Go now and check out our array of BRPs on amazing deals right now and check out the other products while you're at it. Subscribe to our newsletter NOW so you don't miss out and receive promotions and updates as we are having Black Friday and Holiday Deals. HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!
Searching for the perfect speakers for your car is already an overwhelming thing to think about, much less think about what type of speaker to get. We always encounter coaxial and component speakers, but really, what’s the difference between these two types of speakers? (Disclaimer: These are just the basic differences between the two types of speakers. It is still advisable to research a bit more on the different types of coaxial and component speakers as they still have different specifications.)
Coaxial speakers are the most common (and popular!) type of speakers and are also called full-range speakers. They come in different configurations. The different types of coaxial speakers are also referred to as “drivers”. There is what we call the 2-way, the most common one, which is comprised of a woofer with a tweeter mounted on top of it. There is also the 3-way, also called tri-axial speakers, which is comprised of a woofer, a tweeter and a mid-range.
Coaxial speakers are easy to install and requires minimal customization, and are more affordable than component speakers. This is probably the reason why coaxial speakers are so popular and are the choice of speakers car owners purchase if they just want to replace the factory-installed speakers of their vehicle. However, they lack the bass or the "boom" that component speakers might offer, especially if you enhance your component system with subwoofers.
Component speakers, also called “separates”, on the other hand, have a more advanced design than coaxial speakers. They are a speaker system where speakers are mounted separately. They consist of a woofer, tweeter, and crossover.
Component speakers, unlike coaxial speakers, are more complicated to install than coaxial speakers. They're a bit more time-consuming to install and may require the help or the expertise of a professional to install them. They are also more expensive than coaxials. However, component speakers allow for a lot of customization. If you are planning to do a full system, complete with subwoofers and ultratweeters, getting component speakers is the way to go.
Choosing whether to get coaxial speakers or component speakers still depend on the car owner and their preferences. It still depends on the car owner how much they are willing to pay for their car audio, and whether they want customization for it or not.
Either way, we here at onlinecarstereo.com have a wide array of coaxials and component speakers, and we’re currently having up to 15% off to a lot of our Kicker speakers, a lot of which are component and coaxial speakers. We also offer up to 15% off on our Kicker subwoofers and amps as well. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to receive weekly promotions and save tons of cash!
Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching and that also means that Black Friday and Cyber Monday is also around the corner. This year in particular will be a very different one from all the previous years we have done the two biggest shopping days of the year because of the pandemic.
But where (and when) exactly did the terms “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” come from?
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Black Friday dates back to Philadelphia in the 1960s where newspapers in the state used the term to describe the massive frenzy of crowds at stores and the congestion of traffic that happens on the day after Thanksgiving. The crowd frenzy was paralleled after the original “Black Friday”, which was a stock market panic on September 24, 1869, where the price of gold collapsed due to then-President Ulysses Grant’s interference on the scheme of three investors: Jay Gould, James Fisk, and President Grant’s own brother-in-law, Abel Corbin.
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Cyber Monday, however, is a much newer term that was coined by Ellen Davis of the National Retail Federation and Scott Silverman, and was used as a marketing term for the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States. It was created as a digital counterpart to Black Friday to encourage people to do online shopping and has rapidly become the biggest ecommerce event in the US, whereas Black Friday is more of a brick-and-mortar sale event.
However, with the pandemic happening right now, Black Friday will probably shift to a bigger online event than it was before rather than doing the traditional in-store sales retailers have done in previous years. So definitely watch out in the coming weeks for upcoming deals and bundles for Black Friday and Cyber Monday at onlinecarstereo.com and subscribe to our newsletter to receive weekly promotions and save tons of cash!