SONY, Japanese Ingenuity at It's Best

SONY, or SonÄ« Kabushiki Kaisha, has been in existence since 1946 at the wake of World War II when they first invented Japan’s first tape recorder, the Type-G. Since then, the company has expanded its products to include motion picture, video gaming, mobile phones and car audio.

Onlinecarstereo is an authorized dealer of Sony car audio entertainment products that includes head units, subwoofers, speakers, tweeters and amplifiers. Here are the some of the bestsellers in our catalog.

MEX-XB120BT - This receiver is a mainstay and can be considered the go-to stereo upgrade for novice and expert audiophiles. It is SiriusXM ready with a 4-channel output. It also has the capability of dual phone connection for bluetooth streaming. Besides the front-facing USB for instant charging, it has a 10 band equalizer to  tune your music to your preferred settings.

XAV-AX5000 - One of the premium units from Sony is the 6.95” digital media receiver. It is Carplay and Android Auto capable and has a built-in amp with 180 watts RMS power.

XAV-AX1000 - Another popular 2-DIN head unit from Sony with 6.2” mechless stereo. It is also equipped with Apple Carplay and Android Auto so you can enjoy your phone while drivin, streaming music and receive calls and text without touching your smartphone.

XM-GS100 - This mono Class D subwoofer amplifier sports 330 watts RMS at 4 ohms. It is compact and features active thermal control capability and as an added features, has blue illumination for design.

XM-GS6DSP - This 6/5 channel class D amplifier provides up to 780 watts of RMS power. It has DSP with 4.1 channel time alignment and you can directly stream your music with its bluetooth connection through the Sony Music Center App.

XS-FB1630 - This bang-for-the-buck 6.5” speaker is the default choice for instant car sound upgrade. For the price, you get a combined 270 watts peak power 3-way coaxial speaker. It has a very responsive bass through the MRC cone woofer and produces clear and crisp highs all for an affordable price.

XS-MP1621 - Sony also caters to boat enthusiasts. This marine speaker is a proof that they have a share of the pie when it comes to marine electronics. It produces 320 watts of combined peak power and CEA-2031 compliant. You will surely enjoy your trip in the middle of sea while listening to your favorite yacht rock music.

MEX-M100BT - This receiver is one of the few popular head units. Powered with a 4 channel amp with 160 watts of RMS power and bluetooth connectivity for music lovers who has Spotify, Pandora and iHeart Radio.

For more Sony products, visit ONLINECARSTEREO and you will find the best prices for your audio / video needs. You can also subscribe to our NEWSLETTER to receive weekly promotions and save tons of cash.

 

 

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!

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!

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