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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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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BREATHE FRESH AND CLEAN AIR WHILE DRIVING

With the current crisis today, many of us working class are still going about our regular day from home to work. This exposes us to a lot of pollution while we’re on the road driving. In addition, our vehicles collect dust and particles overtime which also causes respiratory issues.

JVC just released an innovative car accessory that purifies and deodorizes your car quickly. The KS-GA100 uses a high-speed fan that absorbs dirty air from any direction. It utilized a high-performance HEPA filter that sucks in pollen, fine dusts and other fine inhalable particles 2.5 micrometers or smaller described as PM3.5. In return, it releases negative ions that deodorize unpleasant smells in your car. These include sweat after working out from the gym; cigarette or barbeque smoke from bars or restaurants, and even the smell of pets when they ride with you.

 

The KS-GA100 has a 2-speed control that is motion activated from above the purifier. Shake once to enter low speed mode, the shake again for high-speed. It sports a modern aluminum look that goes well with any car and fit perfectly in any cupholder size. The purifier is powered using USB with a DC 5V.

 

With the KS-GA100, you will the piece-of-mind that you and your passengers are breathing fresh air in your car.

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AMP IT UP WITH THE ALPINE S-A60M AND S-A32F

The Alpine brand name is synonymous with car audio. Today we will focus our discussion on amplifiers. Car amplifiers are the lifeblood of car audio. It provides power to the speakers and subwoofers to produce sound. Alpine has perfected the art of producing clear, crisp and quality sound through their S-Series amplifiers. Having a budget friendly market, these amps are suited for the working-class car audiophile. Now, affordability doesn’t mean less quality. The S-series amplifiers are perfect for beginner car gear heads and enthusiasts alike. It is also easily installed with its small footprint at 8 inches, it can fit practically anywhere in your car.

   
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For the starting basshead, the S-A60M if an excellent starter pack. This class D amp is small on the outside, but a beast in the inside. At 4 ohms, it can easily provide you 600 watts of power perfect for a SWT-10S4 subwoofer or even the W12S4. It takes advantage of the new High Efficiency Digital Circuit Design technology developed by Alpine that produces clear and clean sound specially when paired with Alpine subwoofers. Here are the specs for the S-A60M:

  • Amplifier Class: D
  • RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels) 400 x 1
  • Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels): N/A
  • Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels) 600 x 1
  • Low-Pass Crossover Frequency: 50-400 Hz
  • Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave): 24 dB/octave
  • Bass Boost: 0-12 dB
  • Bass Boost Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Fuse Rating: 60
  • S/N: 85dBA :1W into 4ohms
  • Speaker Level Inputs: RCA
  • Preamp Outputs: 1 pair
  • Width: 8"
  • Height: 2-1/4"
  • Depth: 8"
 

 

On the other hand, if you are setting up a full system speaker setup, you will definitely want the S-A32F as a starter pack for your vehicle. It has 55 watts RMS for each channel with a frequency response of 30 hz to 30kHz. It also sports a small footprint that can practically be stored anywhere in the vehicle. The S-A32F truly produces the right amount of power that will sooth your ears and not blow them off the roof. Here are the specs for the S-A32F:

  • Amplifier Class: D
  • Low-Pass Crossover Frequency: 50-400 Hz
  • Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave): 12 dB/octave
  • High-Pass Crossover Frequency: 50-400 Hz
  • High-Pass Slope (dB/octave): 12 dB/octave
  • S/N Ratio: 1W into 4 Ohms: >83dB
  • RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels): 55 x 4
  • Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels): N/A
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  • Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels): 80 x 4
  • Bridged Power (Watts x Channels): 160 x 2
  • Minimum Impedance Bridged: 4
  • Minimum Impedance Unbridged: 2
  • Frequency Response: +0/-3 dB 10Hz - 30kHz
  • Frequency Response: +0/-1 dB 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Fuse Rating: 40
  • Speaker Level Inputs: RCA
  • Preamp Outputs: No
  • Width: 8"
  • Height: 2-1/4"
  • Depth: 8"
 

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KICKER DS 6.5" SPEAKER REVIEW

 

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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