We all love listening to music and it’s that music that keeps us sane while driving through traffic. One of the most common upgrades an audiophile wants to do is subwoofers. Depending on your preferred music, there are a number of considerations you’ll have to do to get the perfect sound you are looking for.
Several brands come to mind when you are on a lookout for subwoofers. First is JL Audio which needs no introduction. They make the best subwoofers money can buy and they are more expensive than the other brands out there. Their best seller is the W3V3 which is a standard upgrade for intermediate to advanced audiophiles. These are powerhouse subs that deliver potent performance and quality sound for medium power applications. They also have the W7AE series which delivers exceptional balance and limitless dynamics.
Massive Audio is another brand that is well known in the car audio industry. Their subwoofers are built like a tank and even provide power only a bass addict can dream of. Currently, their best seller is the HIPPOXL 152R that produces a whopping 3000 watts of RMS. Massive’s line is well suited for completion and it will never let you down.
For conventional subwoofers, Kicker stands out in terms of quality and price. They have 12 subwoofer lines that cater to different applications and various price ranges. For starter upgrades, the CompR series are very popular such as the 43CWR104, 43CWR124 or 43CWR154 that produces reliable bass sounds for the money. For premium model, nothing can go wrong with Kicker’s Q class. With their innovative classic square design and oversized magnets will allow every drop of power to get from the sub to your ears.
Lastly, there are other notable premium brands to mention like Alpine’s Type-R series, Pioneer’s A-series, Focal’s Elite and Auditor lines; and Hertz and Audison. These are more upscale models that are preferred by high-end audiophiles.
This makes you think, how to I select which subwoofer to buy? The answer lies on different factors. First is Power. This is the main criteria to consider identifying how much bass you want to produce for your car. There are misconceptions that you refer to the peak power, but it is the other way around. You should look at the RMS which is the rating for continuous power a subwoofer produces. If you are within the RMS power, you are not risking your subs or amp to be blown. Subsequently, after knowing the power, one should also consider the sensitivity of the sub. This determines how sensitive the subwoofer to receive power to produce for the sound required. It is also important to consider how low the frequency range the subwoofer will produce. This is indicated by the frequency range of the subwoofer.
Does size matter? Will a 15” sub produce more bass than a 10” or 8”? This is technically true but do not underestimate smaller subs. There are some smaller size subwoofers that produce quality bass. One factor to consider size is if it will fit your vehicle.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Car audio enthusiasts, specifically basshead love to customize their car sound by adding subwoofers weather enclosed or free air. This week, we’ve come up with several bass packages from your favorite brands that will surely rock your world here are some of the packages we offer this weekend..
Kicker 44TCWC102-3-Bundle - Features the 44TCWC102-3 10" 600W Max Power 2-ohm Impedance Subwoofer Enclosure with an Alpine S-A60M Mono Subwoofer Amplifier. These 2 work very well together. The enclosure fits perfectly under or behind the seat of any vehicle and the high efficiency digital circuit design of the amp will complement its power.
Kicker Q-Class 41VL7122-3-Bundle - From 2 giant brands comes in one perfect package. This comes with a Kicker Q-Class 41VL7122-3 loaded enclosure that features 900 watts RMS power with a GM-DX971 Pioneer amp with gold plated mono RCA’s. Both units come with a 1 year warranty.
Kicker 43VCWR122-3-Bundle - With this bundles, we put together Kicker and JL in one perfect match. This comes with 43VCWR122-3 12" 1000W Max Power 2-ohms Ported Subwoofer Enclosure; and JX500/1D Mono Subwoofer Car Amplifier with 500 watts RMS. This package is a great starter upgrade for upcoming car audio enthusiasts that want a reliable brand and maximum power.
Kicker 43DC122-3-Bundle - For those who just can’t get enough subs and want dual, this package is right for you. It includes a 3DC122-3 12" 600W Max Power 2-ohms Ported Subwoofer Enclosure with a Memphis Audio SRX750D.1 750 Watt RMS Power, 1-Channel Car Amplifier.
Kicker 44TCWC102-3-Bundle2 - For those in love with Kenwood amps, this package features a 44TCWC102-3 10" 600W Max Power 2-ohm Impedance Subwoofer Enclosure and a KAC-D3104 D Series 1600 Watts Max Power 4-Channel Class D Power Amplifier. This combo is also perfect for small vehicles and is easy to set up.
These are some of the bass packages and if you need more options, visit us at WWW.ONLINECARSTEREO.COM on the newest release section. You can also subscribe to our NEWSLETTER and receive weekly promos and save tons of cash.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Did you know that Labor Day was conceived to honor you, as part of the workforce, to honor your contributions in the development, growth and well-being of our country. On this special day, take time to rest and enjoy life as you deserve it for working hard.
Being in the labor force requires you to travel from your home to the place of work and a reliable and comfortable vehicle is essential to encourage you to provide the necessary service. An average American spends at least 30 minutes in traffic going to work. With this, a good and reliable entertainment will always keep you sanity.
The Kenwood DDX5706S is the best example of car entertainment at an affordable price. It is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capable so you can enjoy your music while in a traffic jam through Spotify, Pandora or iHeart Radio. If by any chance you have a SiriusXM subscription, this unit will be compatible as well. While playing on the DDX5706S, one can also install the KFC-X463C as a factory speaker replacement. It is a 4X6 2-way speaker with 100 watts peak power. For a more premium sound, the XR-1603HR is an excellent choice. It provides high resolution frequency response and is a great component speaker upgrade to any vehicle.
If you want to add character to your sound, you can install KFC-W3016PS subwoofer. This monster can provide up to 2000 watts of bass power. It affordable, reliable and efficient. Having these perks in you car can give you a boost to work harder and feel alive when going home.
Onlinecarstereo offers a variety of car audio and video electronics. We are authorized dealers of multiple name brands such as Kenwood Excelon, Alpine, Kicker, Pioneer, Sony, JBL, Infinity and a whole lot more. This Labor Day Weekend, we are offering FREE $20 Visa Card for purchases of $300 to 599; FREE $50 Visa Card for purchases of $600 to $999; and FREE $100 Visa Card for purchases of $1000 and up. So HURRY and reward yourself for being a hardworker with these car audio / video promotion.
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One of the most common speaker sizes for cars is the 6 ½ inch and Kicker is accomodating that with it’s DS Series speakers. These speakers are designed to fit any vehicle and was designed with various hole configuration that is virtually universal to any car door.
ONLINCARSTEREO is having a weekly promotion for the 43DSC6504. It provides 240 watts of peak power with 60 watts RMS. It’s balanced dome tweeter design will surely produced crisp highs which will definitely be better than your factory speakers. The non-protruding tweeter design is also beneficial to any upgrade as it will still fit your OEM speaker grilles if you decide to use them. Otherwise, the box comes with their own grill. The high sensitivity DS magnets equipped in the DS series speakers are manufactured to produce increased volume even with a stock radio or better yet, a Kicker X Amplifier.
Detailed specification of the 43DSC6504 are:
- 2-way car speakers (pair)
- 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer with ribbed polyester foam surround
- 1/2" PEI domed tweeter
- power range: handles up to 60 watts RMS (240 watts peak power)
- frequency range: 40-20,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 90 dB
- top-mount depth: 1-13/16"
- impedance: 4 ohms
- grilles included
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