TAKE YOUR BOATING EXPERIENCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH THE KICKER MARINE SERIES!

Kicker Marine Speakers

The Kicker Marine Speakers is sure to take your boating experience to the next level! You can choose between three different sizes -- the 4-inch, 8-inch and 6x9 speakers that come in both charcoal and white grilles so you can easily match the theme of your audio setup with the theme of your boat. 

What makes them different from Kicker’s standard CS or KSC speakers? Marine speakers have a motor that is completely encased in the basket so it is completely sealed. The wires that connect to the amplifier are gold-plated instead of tin to ensure it is water-tight and safe from corrosion. Gold-plated wires do a lot better with corrosion resistance. The Kicker Marine Speakers’ grilles have a built-in drainage port to prevent standing water.

The Kicker KM Series Speakers have an awesome LED light display and you get to choose between seven colors:

  • Red
  • Magenta
  • Green
  • Lime green
  • Blue
  • Blue-white
  • Aquamarine

Want to amp up the cool? There is a controller unit (KMLC LED controller), sold separately, that unlocks 20 colors and 19 lighting modes. Isn’t that awesome?

 

Kicker Marine Subwoofers

Kicker Freeair (45KMF102, 45KMF124 and 45KMF104) Marine Subwoofers and KM Subwoofers (45KM104, 45KM124, 45KM122) need no enclosure, so you can mount these versatile subwoofers nearly anywhere. You can choose between the 10 and 12-inch marine subwoofers that were tested for salt/fog and UV exposure, meeting or exceeding ASTM standards, so you can be assured that these bad boys are completely weatherproof. They have a completely sealed motor structure and locking/sealed terminal cover to make it splash-proof, and a tough Santoprene® surround.

Much like the marine coaxial speakers, there are optional LED grilles (sold separately) for KM Subwoofers. They also come in seven selectable LED colors. They also can be controlled by the KMLC LED Controller (also sold separately) for 20 colors and 19 different lighting modes to jazz up your already cool party!

 

 

Kicker Marine Amplifiers

Kicker KXMA400.2 and KXMA400.4 are marine amps that feature conformal coated circuit boards to protect the heart of the amp from water damage. All the power terminals meet stringent ABYC/NMMA standards and the thick gasketing protects the control cover from unwanted moisture. The aluminum chassis is also UV treated for extra-long life.

Included with the amps is a wireless remote that goes way beyond being a simple bass knob. You can control as many as four KXM Mono amplifiers simultaneously, plus the bass channel of the five-channel amplifier. You can monitor and adjust vital functions of the amp such as clipping, gain, bass boost and more.

These Class D amplifiers deliver as much as 1,200 watts of power -- while requiring an incredibly small footprint.

The amps also have a specially designed gain control that lights up when the perfect input signal is detected from your radio. An adjustable 24dB crossover is featured on the marine amplifiers, as does 18dB of KickEQ+™ bass boost.

Since you're already here, you might want to check out our ongoing Kicker promotions so you can save tons of cash!

 

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.

  

 

These products are available until supplies last. Always visit Onlinecarstereo.com to check what's in stock and newly released items. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to receive weekly promotions and save tons of cash.

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.

Make sure you visit us at OnlineCarStereo.com for more Alpine products at best prices. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to receive weekly promotions and save tons of cash.

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

HOW TO INSTALL YOUR NEW HEAD UNIT

Staying at home means we can now work on our car audio projects that have been stagnant for a long time. You might have purchased a new Alpine ILX-W650 7” Apple Carplay / Android Auto receiver; Pioneer AVIC-5201NEX 6.2” in-dash navigation stereo or a Kenwood Excelon DNX996XR 6.8 high definition touch screen with Carplay and navigation control but don’t have the time to bring it to an installer or work on the install in your garage. Well, today is the best time to do that and we will walk you through on how you can install your brand-new head unit.

PARTS YOU NEED

First, you need to determine the parts you need that are compatible with your vehicle. Every vehicle has proprietary wirings to control volume, break lights, Bluetooth, antenna adaptors and even steering wheel controls. Different car makers also have their own dashboard designs. This will make sure that you’re your head unit will look seamless on your vehicle without any gaps or spaces. A brand called Metra Electronics is known for manufacturing thousands of wiring harnesses and dash kits that are compatible for different vehicles. You should be able to find out what parts you need once you enter the year; make; and model of your vehicle.

1) Car radios are held by fasteners and are often hidden for design purposes. To access these, you will need to locate the trim pieces close to the radio and will usually pop out with the use of a prying tool.

2) Pull the trims carefully and disconnect the wires which are usually connected with clips.

3) Once you remove the trims, you will be able to unscrew the other large trim pieces on the dashboard.

TIP: Remember to keep track of the screws and their location to easily reassemble them when you are done installing.

4) After disassembling the trims, you can now unscrew the aluminum bracket and pull the unit out and disconnect the wiring harness from the car and the radio.

5) Some aftermarket radios come with an aluminum sleeve. Use this to install the head unit. Otherwise, just use the old one or sometime the head unit does not need a sleeve at and will directly screw you the bracket.

6) The new head unit will come with a proprietary harness that connect to the radio with open colored-coded wires on the other end. The Metra wiring harness that you purchased compatible with your vehicle will also have color-coded open wires on one end. Securely connect these wires to the proprietary wires of the head unit according to color using electrical tape.

7) If for some reason, your vehicle does not have a compatible wiring harness, you will have to cut the wires on the dashboard and connect the proprietary wiring harness of the new head unit manually using crimp connectors.

8) Once done, before reassembling, test the new head unit if all controls are working properly.

9) Reassemble the dashboard and trimmings.

There you go! We hope that you will enjoy your newly installed stereo receiver. If you have any questions, you can contact our technical team Monday - Friday for expert advice.

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HOW TO REPLACE YOUR CAR SPEAKER

One of the most basic upgrades you can do to your car is replacing your stock speakers. Being at home, you can now sit down and work on your project which has been sitting in the garage for a long time. With the right tools and a lot of patience, you can get that premium sound out of your car in no time.

This is also a great time to shop for new car speakers to install, so when you get back on the open road, you can listen like never before. If you’re search of some high-quality speakers, visit the OnlineCarStereo.com Vehicle Fit Guide to determine the correct car speakers for your installation. We have tons of different brands and designs of speakers at affordable prices.

  

Before we start, let’s set aside the right tools for the job.

  • Screw drivers (depending of the type of screw head your speakers have)
  • Panel tool
  • Cutter
  • Soldering tool (as needed)

1) To start, you will need to remove the screws, panels and grills from your car door or dashboard.

Tip: Using the panel tool can help to easily pry out the panels without breaking them.

 

2) Unscrew the actual speaker form the housing or bracket if there are any. Once you remove them, carefully disconnect the terminals from the speaker. This is now a good time to clean the terminals if oxidation has already formed; doing so will allow excellent conduction of the audio signal on your new speakers.

3) Take out the newly acquired speaker and connect it to the terminal. Remember that the larger terminal is “positive” and the smaller one is “negative”. You have the option to solder the terminal for better conduction and security.

4) Before putting the whole setup back in the door or dashboard, quickly test if they are producing sound and the speaker is working properly.

5) Finally, screw the speaker in place carefully but securely to avoid rattling when sound is produced.

There you go! We hope you enjoy the new sound of your DIY car speakers. Installation is generally straightforward, but if you still have any questions about installing car door speakers, contact our service team Monday-Friday for expert audio guidance.

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