MAKE YOU CAR ENTERTAINMENT APPLE COMPATIBLE

Recently, Apple unveiled the newest iteration of the iphone family, the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. Alongside this is the release of the Apple Watch Series 5. This means new features for iOS 13 one of which is the update of the Maps app to include realistic details of roads, beaches, buildings and more. Another update of the new iphone and iOS is Siri which will give you a more natural voice, intelligence and SiriKit for Audio which allows more versatility on playing music, audiobooks and radio.

More importantly, the new iOS has a more robust Carplay integration. The main dashboard has been redesigned to give you a single place to keep track of maps, audio controls and Siri suggestions. It has been refreshed to reflect a modern look for your modern car. If you are always on the go with busy schedules, the new calendar app has been redesigned to give you a quicker view of your day while driving. Another cool feature is the Apple Music app update that makes it even easier to discover new music and old favorites. iOS 13 now supports the newer AVRCP 1.6 standard that lets you view album art of your favorite artists on your stereo screen.

On the other hand, the new Apple Watch 5 provides the ability to alert you if the decibels rise to a level that can impact your hearing. This means that you can now measure decibels of your subwoofer and speaker setups using your Apple Watch. Likewise, you can still control your music using the audio controls from your watch and skip to your favorite songs as you drive. Lastly, your Apple Watch has the ability to tell which direction you are headed with the new compass app that also tells you ground elevation.

Onlinecarstereo has Apple Carplay compatible head units in its catalog from premium to affordable brands. These are as follows:

Kenwood Excelon DDX9906XR - This is one of Kenwood’s bestsellers. It has a 6.8” touchscreen with bluetooth and DVD player. It supports both wired and wireless Apple Carplay and has Digital AM / FM capability.

Alpine X308U - One of Alpine’s premium products that has 8” of screen size. It also sports an embedded Navigation with 3D and 2D mapping as well as compatible with iDatalink® Maestro® Module to integrate vehicle settings in your receiver.

Alpine iLX-F259 - Another Alpine premium product but more affordable. It sports a 9” touchscreen and can stream music from your iphone either through bluetooth or Apple Carplay. It’s single DIN chassis will allow it to fit any vehicle old or new.

JVC KW-V950BW - Also from Kenwood company but different design and feel. It has a 6.8” screen and is one of the affordable receivers that can do wireless Apple Carplay and compatible with iDatalink Maestro as well.

Pioneer DMH-C5500NEX - is Pioneer’s take on the Apple Carplay bandwagon. An 8” touchscreen was provided with this unit giving you a large screen real estate. This premium Pioneer unit is also SiriusXM ready and compatible with iDataLink® Maestro as well.

Sony XAV-AX1000 - From Sony is this unit that has 6.2” clear resistive touch screen and SiriusXM ready. It has bluetooth compatibility and can also play music from your USB stick. This is one of the most affordable units with Apple Carplay out there.

Alpine iLX-W650 - Alpine’s answer to affordable Apple Carplay compatibility. It has 7” screen size with bluetooth and SiriusXM. The unit also has a slim chassis making it compatible to any vehicle dashboard.

Here are some of the top seller head units that are Apple Carplay compatible from Onlinecarstereo. We have so much more to offer from our website. Just type in Carplay on the search box and products will display with a price that suits your application. Subscribe to our NEWSLETTER and get weekly promotions so you can save tons of cash. Hurry and shop now!

ONLINECARSTEREO CUSTOMER SERVICE

After-market service is one of the most important aspects of any business. Customers always feel secure that there is someone in the company that they can rely on not only when issues arise, but also to give feedback on the services that were rendered. Customer service is also a way to get in touch on how the customer experience when he / she was ordering. This can help the company grow and improve service and products alng the way.

At Onlinecarstereo, we always strive to provide excellent customer service to our customers. We have dedicated representatives who can assist customers on any inquiries regarding orders, returns, exchanges and technical / product information. We give importance to every customer no matter how small or big the order is. At Onlinecarstereo, everyone is considered a big part of the growth of the company that is why we also encourage our loyal customer to also provide us any suggestions on how to improve our service.

You can contact Onlincearstereo Customer Service from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM PST at 310-526-8635. You can ask if a particular product is available in stock. A customer can likewise ask our technical support team if an amplifier will work with a certain subwoofer or speaker specification. Or even call us and ask for additional discount if possible. In this way, you avoid purchasing and installing the wrong item saving you tons of money and professional installation costs too.

On the other hand, if there are issues regarding your order, you can call our dedicated customer service representative and we always try our best to resolve any issues in 24 to 48 hours.

So hurry, visit us now at WWW.ONLINECARSTEREO.COM and look for that car upgrade you've been always wanting. CALL US if you have any questions and we will be glad to assist you in any way we can. You can also subscribe to our NEWSLETTER and receive weekly promotions to save tons of cash.

 

TOP PICKS MARINE SOURCE UNITS

The heat is still giving us the vibe of summer and there is no perfect way to celebrate it than in a yacht sipping margarita and playing your favorite relaxing song in the middle of the sea. Today, we are compiling the top 5 best source units for your boat this summer.

In choosing the best, we took into consideration the following features for a great source unit for your second home during the summer. First, it has to withstand harsh weather condition such as heat and of course, water or moisture. Next is Bluetooth connectivity as nowadays, streaming your music is the most convenient way of playing music. Gone are the days of playing your songs using the CD and even USB. Another feature we included in the screen and UI design of the unit itself if it is easy-to-use. Some minor features are SiriusXM ready for your subscription. Lastly is the price. Everyone loves a feature-filled marine electronic without breaking the bank. Without further ado, here are your top 5 best marine source units in no particular order. 

1) JVC KD-X560BT – One of the newest iteration of JVC in the world of marine electronics. It is a digital media receiver that sports a 3” screen for those who only want the basics. You can hook up a rear camera on this baby and has key illumination perfect during parties in the dark. If you still save your music in high definition FLAC files, the KD-X560BT can still play it through USB and taylor your sound using the 13-Band EQ.

2) KENWOOD KMR-D772BT – In the world of audio electronics, nothing can beat Kenwood. This receiver still plays your old CDs and can connect thru Bluetooth as well to stream your music. This unit can connect 5 Bluetooth devices at the same time so you’ll have a variety of songs while hosting your boat party. It can stream your favorite apps such as Spotify, Pandora and iHeartRadioas well as connect your SiriusXM subscription.

3) SONY MEX-M100BT – Sony has been literally making waves in the marine electronics industry with this source unit. It has a detachable faceplate for security purposes and comes with a built-in class-D 40 watt amplifier which is CEA-2006 certified. One feature unique to Sony is the Digital Sound Enhancement Engine that improves file sound quality for your saved music. The LED on this unit also changes displays in-time with your music which is a cool add-on.

4) PIONEER MVH-MS310BT – This is one of Pioneer’s newest releases. One of the cool features of this unit is Pioneer’s Smart Sync. It enables your phone to sync with the radio and as a result, you can bring your smartphone’s maps, messages and music together in your boat. It has a dedicated button to launch the navigation app.

5) JL AUDIO MM100S-BE – Among the list, this unit is the most expensive and premium. It features a 2 DIN design with full-color LCD display that is engineered for marine and powersport applications. It’s weatherproof and equipped with an 8-channel preamp output that delivers crystal clear sound that you will enjoy. It also features the usual AM/FM as well the Weather Band tuner for the serious sailor. Lastly, this won’t be complete without smartphone integration such as Aux, USB and iPhone inputs with SiriusXM connectivity too!

There you go... Visit our website at WWW.ONLINECARSTEREO.COM and find any marine electronic that fits your needs and budget. Please do subscribe to our Newsletter and receive weekly promotions to save tons of cash!

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR CAR AUDIO BRANDS

There are thousands of car audio brands worldwide and only a few stand out. These are the brands that have stood the test of time in terms of quality, reliability and innovation. Today let’s focus on some of our top brands that have been a household name in the car audio industry.

 

KICKER

Steve Irby founded the company back in 1973 in a small garage in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Love of music drove him to invent the mobile-stereo enclosure market that was the first full-frequency range speaker box designed for cars and trucks. From this day, Kicker went on to produce their popular L7, CompQ, Solo-Baric L7S, CompVX, CompR, CompRT, CompVR, CompVT, CompC and Comp Subwoofers. At the same time, they have developed a number of sub-brands in mobile audio and lifestyle products. Some of them are: VSS which are Vehicle-Specific Solutions for Doge, GM and Ford vehicles. Klock Werks are Kicker products for motorcycles. Kicker has also diversified in lifestyle entertainment such as the wireless outdoor speaker, Bullfrog.

JL AUDIO

The company was started by Jim Birch and Lucio Proni hence the name “JL”. It all began in the mid-1970’s when these two started to tinker with component speakers and designed home-made loudspeakers. First, they started selling these to their friends and eventually, they found themselves selling at a local weekend flea-market.

JL’s first car subwoofer was the 8W2 which is an 8-inch woofer designed to work perfectly on a ported enclosure. It went on to produce the classic PowerWedge series using this 8-inch woofer and continued to use the 10” and 12” variants.

Throughout the years, JL has been a household name in the car audio industry and their name is synonymous to Stealthbox, W3, W7, TW3 and a whole lot more.

JVC-KENWOOD

JVCKenwood was formed with the merger of Japan Victor Company and Kenwood Corp in 2008. JVC was found back in 1927 and was best known for introducing the first TV in Japan and developing the VHS recorder. JVC also popularized radios in 1939 and in the midst of World War II, it parted ways with RCA-Victor in 1943, maintaining its name today as Victor Entertainment. JVC has established its name in the car audio industry by producing some of the most sought after stereos such as the KW-V950BW, KD-T905BTS and CS-J620 to name a few.

On the other hand, Kenwood was formed in Japan in 1946 also as a manufacturer of modern hi-fi products. In the late 70’s, they released a series of integrated amplifiers stereo-powered amplifiers. Presently, Kenwood is a leading manufacturer of Car Electronics, Professional Communications devices and home audio products. They are one of the most popular innovators for advanced stereo technology such as the DNX996R, DNR876D and the DNX576S.

JBL-INFINITY

JBL was founded by James B. Lansing in 1946. JBL produced the first commercially available 4” diaphragm driver in the 1950’s. As a result, the guitar manufacturer, Fender, incorporated the D130F into their famous amplifier, signaling JBL’s entry into the music industry. JBL also expanded their catalog to include car audio electronics. Their noteworthy products are Stage, Stadium and Club series speakers. In addition, JBL has diversified in marine and wireless car electronics as well.

Infinity on the other hand was founded back in 1968 and has produced some of the innovative home and mobile products that made us of neodymium magnets, mylar diaphragms and polypropylene cones. Infinity is responsible for the production of the EMIT (electromagnetic induction tweeter) which is a quasi-ribbon that worked on moving air based on the principle of electromagnetic induction. Infinity is best known for their KAPPA, Perfect and Reference speakers and subwoofer. They have also outstanding marine products for your boats and yachts.

In 1969, JBL was sold and likewise, in 1983, Infinity officially became part of Harman International Industries.

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