OFF-ROADING WITH OCS

Summer is almost over out off-roading is still very much alive with enthusiasts. As we still quarantine ourselves to fight the spread of the Covid19 virus, we find ourselves enjoying the outdoors more and more because we feel it’s safer with open fresh air. A lot of the places to enjoy off-road and cross country are open and it is a great time to take advantage of some of the promotions happening here at Onlinecarstereo.

Fuel Off-Road and XD Series Wheels is considered by many as a major player in the off-road sport world. They manufacture using over 25 computer controlled machining centers running around the clock to apply engineering know-how and accuracy. Both brands have their own set of designs that cater to various customer preference. These are manufactured in California from blank wheels to the box. Each design appeals to a particular vehicle that everyone will love.

 

On the other hand, MSA Off-Road provides a huge catalog of different designs for your off-road vehicle as well. Every model is designed and field tested in their headquarters in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Texas. They are the very few who have retained hand inspection of paints and insert bolts to maintain a high quality of standard in every wheel they sell.

 

Checkout our newly arrived off-road wheels and enjoy summer before it ends.

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JL Audio VX600/2i, A CLASS OF ITS OWN

Today’s feature product is the JL Audio VX600/2i Class D amplifier. This high end amp simplifies great sound for your setup. It combines the JL Audio’s proprietary advanced NexD2 switching amp technology with an integrated, full-featured digital signal processor. The result is a clean and high fidelity sound. The class D build makes this unit very stable and power efficient. The size was made ultra-compact for easy storage and concealment.

 

The VX600/2i provides 300 watts RMS x 2 at 2 ohms; or 180 watts RMS at 4 ohms. There are 3 levels of tuning: Basic, Advanced and Expert. There is a clipping indicator to avoid distortion and allow fine tuning with fully adjustable low, high and bandpass filters.

Instead of the traditional knobs, JL designed the VX600/2i to be controls either thru PC, tablet or phone using the JL Audio TUNS app that has an easy-to-use UI and makes it very convenient in configuring your sound.

Overall, the VX600/2i provides premium sound with its excellent build quality encompassing JL Audio’s high quality car audio engineering.

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KENWOOD DNR876S INFOTAINMENT SOLUTION

Kenwood’s answer to the wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto war for head units is the DNR876S. It is equipped with built in navigation and a Bluetooth connection feature for hands-free calling and music streaming using Spotify , Pandora and iHeart Radio. For users who are subscribed to satellite radio, this unit is SiriusXM ready as well as iDatalink ready for integrating your vehicle’s settings into the receiver. With this, you will be able to view tire pressure, door opening, headlights and  more to your stereo.

With the newest smartphone technology mainly from Apple and Android manufacturers, the DNR876S is compatible with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, either wired or wireless. This means you will be able to control your smartphone thru the head units and even launch and use various apps.

 

Depending on the smartphone you are using, you are able to place a call or text by using voice thru Siri or Google Voice. While travelling, users will be able to take advantage of Google or Apple Maps and even Waze for directions with live traffic information. The DNR876S can also control you playlist in your favorite music player apps and even display album art thru the screen. One special feature of this Kenwood unit is the ability to mirror the screen of your Android smartphone. These include playing YouTube or Netflix movies right on your stereo.

This receiver can play various types of music formats from MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, and DSD music files. It also captures high definition radio with its HD Radio tuner and has a 13-band graphic equalizer for customizing your sound and even DSP and bass boost controls which compensate for exterior noise.

Overall, the DNR876S is promising and delivers the right features for the car audio enthusiast in you and with its 6.95” touchscreen display; you will surely enjoy your drive anywhere. Check it out at Onlinecarstereo for more details. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to receive weekly promotions and save tons of cash.

PIONEER DMH-WT8600NEX... NEXT GENERATION CAR ENTERTAINMENT

Pioneer has been…. Well… A pioneer in the innovation of car audio technology in the world. Their newest product is the 10.1 inch multimedia receiver, DMH-WT8600NEX. This head unit comes with all the bells and whistles for a total entertainment package. The NEX (Network Entertainment Experience) line has been garnering much attention and praise from car audio lovers and enthusiasts.

DISPLAY

It boasts a huge 10.1 inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720P that can show your video with clear and crisp colors. The main display can be color customized with 112 key colors and illumination timers.  Users can also customize shortcuts for apps for ease of use.

 

CONNECTIVITY

The DMH-WT8600NEX features Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity either wired or wireless. These two integration platforms will enable your head unit to control your smartphone anyway you want. These include making or receiving calls and texts; activating Siri and Google Voice; streaming music; and providing directions using maps. For users who are not into smartphone integration, this unit also provide Bluetooth connectivity for hands free calling and music playing.

DIGITAL MEDIA PLAYBACK

The head unit is mechless, meaning it does not play DVD or CD. Users can play music using a USB thumb drive, Bluetooth, Carplay or Auto. It supports multiple files formats such as MP3, WMA, WAV and even lossless FLAC. It also supports video playback thru USB with MPEG-1,2,4 or AVI.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Other unique features of the DMH-WT8600NEX include dual camera inputs for front and backup for safety. Users can also integrate an iDatalink Maestro in the head unit to view and control selected vehicle settings such as tire pressure, A/C and speaker configuration. For users use SiriusXM subscription, the DMH-WT8600NEX is SXM ready.

Overall, the DMH-WT8600NEX is an excellent multimedia receiver that provides all the necessary smartphone integration and music playback options for the car audio lover. The Pioneer NEX series are the next generation of car entertainment. This also includes the DMH-WT7600NEX, DMH-WC6600NEX and DMH-C2550NEX.

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BASS INNOVATION OF THE PIONEER TS-WH500A

 

This week, we are featuring the new Pioneer TS-WH500A HVT Sealed Active Subwoofer. HVT stands for Horizontal Vertical Transforming technology which basically means the transformation of horizontal to vertical movement of a woofer diaphragm to produce true, powerful and wide range bass. It is an innovative design that incorporates easy installation for cars, trucks and SUVs. Unique linkage mechanism allows the magnet and voice coil to be positioned horizontally and to either side of vertically moving dual speaker diaphragms. The TS-WH500A provides an RMS of 50 watts with a peak power of 150 watts. It's slick design also makes it easy to conceal in tight spaces making it ideal to place under the seats or back in the trunk and also includes a well designed remote that can be installed on your dashboard for easy access and control.

Installation of the Pioneer TS-WH500A is straightforward. Just connect the open ended RCA wires on the speaker out of your stereo and the red-white female RCA is connected to the TS-WH500A harness. Use the cord clamps to secure the wires at the back of the subwoofer. It is recommended to install the subwoofer on a flat surface area to achieve optimal production of rich bass. Lastly, connect the remote to the back of the subwoofer and install it on your dashboard using the 3M 2-sided sticker at a location you prefer. 

  

The Pioneer TS-WH500A is currently available at Onlinecarstereo.com. If you need technical assistance on this product, you can call us at 310-526-8635 and our experts will be glad to assist you with any inquiries you need regarding this product. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to receive weekly promotions and save tons of cash.

PLENTY OF EXCESS POWER WITH XS POWER

With the recent partnership of Onlinecarstereo with XS Power, the website catalog has now expanded its products to include AGM and Lithium car batteries. Loyal customers are now able to one-stop-shop and complete their setup in one order. During these uncertain times of the pandemic, many of the manufacturers are experiencing shipment delays to vendors. We took care of the shortage and have stocked up our inventory so you won't have to worry where too order your batteries and installation accessories.

 

Here are the list of ready-to-ship merchandise from XS Power. For special order item, we are able to request them from XS Power and ship on a later date.

  

 

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APPLE CARPLAY AND ANDROID AUTO FEVER!

One of the biggest innovation today in car audio after bluetooth is the integration of smartphones to our car receivers. The two major platforms, Apple and Android has revolutionized the way we travel in our vehicles by giving us Apple Carplay and Android Auto. The two integration system works similarly but have their own unique features and user interfaces. The way these two systems work is basically make your smartphones be easily controlled on the head unit touchscreen with a simple interface without distracting the driver. Icon are made large and accessible which can also be operated while driving (not recommended).

Apple Carplay

Still the most widely used platform, iOS has been dominating the industry due to the huge following of the iPhone. Carplay is robust in terms of usability and features. If you are an avid iphone user, you will have no problem integrating your phone on your car stereo. First off, Siri is easily accessible with the use of voice command or steering wheel button. You essentially open, close and whatever you command Siri on the head unit.

Carplay has basically made travelling easier thru the integration of maps, either from Apple, Google or Waze. Finding direction is as easy as saying the address thru voice command; or typing on the screen. There is literally no need for satellite subscription to know how the traffic as map applications have live traffic updates throughout our travel.

Phone and SMS messages are also easily accessible on Carplay. You can command Siri via voice to call anyone in your contact list or send an SMS message without touching the screen. Most car manufacturers have now adopted the use of Carplay as well as major consumer electronics brands for their head units which gives us variety of models to choose from.

Android Auto

On the other side of the spectrum are Andoid geeks and they have a fair share of smartphone integration called Android Auto. First, you can easily access Google Assistant and command via voice to open and play any app on your radio. There is also a seamless compatibility to majority of the navigation apps which makes it easy to travel and you'll also be provided with live traffic updates. The user interface is also designed to be easy-to-use even while driving (not recommended). Communication on Android Auto is also simple as the call and text icons are easily launched, either via Google Assistant or on the touch screen.

Both platforms will provide users with excellent entertainment features. Carplay and Auto can be connected with a use of the proprietary cable thru USB or wireless for selected head unit models. Major music apps such as Spotify, Pandora and iHeart Radio are easily streamed and users can control the playlist and can also display album art on the radio screen.

Here are a list of some of the popular head units that incorporate both Carplay and Auto. All are available at Onlinecarstereo.com.

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CLEAR SOUND FROM CLARION

At Onlinecarstereo, we are always striving to grow our business to cater to every car audio lover in the world. Today, a brand is returning its partnership to us and making us authorized dealers both online and in-store.

Clarion is known for their marine electronics as well as car audio. a perfect example of exquisite marine sound is the CMS-651-CWB. This 6.5" coaxial speaker is certified salt and sun that can withstand harsh weather in the middle of the sea. It has 30 watts RMS. It offers both sport and classic grills.

If you want to step up a notch, the CM1624TB marine tower speakers will be perfect for you. It features RBG illumination perfect for night time sailing and can handle 80 watts of RMS and comes in both black and silver.

  

To power your speakers, Clarion amplifiers are also very efficient and high quality. The XC2510, XC2410 and XC2110 has all the possible channel configurations you needs to power your boat. Clarion amplifiers feature uncompromising resistance to magnetic noise, thereby minimizing distortion, as well as high quality terminals to offer low electrical and contact resistance. Easy subwoofer system configuration is possible with the embedded low pass filters. The result is high quality sound you can enjoy in a variety of systems.

 

To play your music, the Clarion GR10BT definitely satisfy your friends with your playlist. It is built to withstand the harsh and wet environment of marine usage, by virtue of an IPX5 rated water-resistant front panel and IPX3 rated chassis. Buttons positioned along the rim of the circular face enable quick, stress-free access to functions. What's more, the oversized LCD display offers clear visibility during day or night. The high-contrast LCD display enables you to quickly confirm details like the song title or artist name, at a glance. Bluetooth for Stereo Audio Streaming Built-in Bluetooth provides stereo streaming with a wide variety of Bluetooth compatible devices. Play music stored on your connected Bluetooth device, whether it’s a smart phone or tablet, with wireless convenience.

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