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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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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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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Kicker subwoofers have been a staple with car audio lovers worldwide. It is the first brand that comes into mind when we think of subs and speakers. Today, we will focus our attention on subwoofer enclosures. Kicker enclosures are very easy to setup and are very well made.They have a variety of sizes that will fit you vehicle. The modern sleek design also add to the appeal of both younger and older consumers. Here are some of the most popular Kicker enclosures.
This unit is huge and packs a punch. It sports the high-end Kicker l7's that gives out a maximum of 3000 watts of power. The Solo-Baric design is unique to Kicker and having the dual subs will be perfect to any vehicle especially with trucks. It is designed with sturdy MDF and bracing making it very durable and would last long. The round corners add to the futuristic design that blends well with any car or truck.
This loaded enclosures has great bass for its size. The new tube design is done to blend well with the back of a truch or a trunk of a car. It is weatherproof so you don't have to worry about it lasting long even if you place it in open space. The CompR sub powers this little monster and is protected by a think ABS tube construction with its signature red stitching from the CompR subs. In addition, the new design allows the 46CWTB102 to be mounting either laying down or verticall with its innovative mount.
The TRTP is a very compact enclosure and fits in very tight spaces in your vehicle. It is powere with a CompRT sub with 300 watts RMS. Its stylish carpet deisgn is classic of Kicker enclosures and also built to last a long time. It comes in 8", 10" and 12" so you have a variety of subwoofer sizes to choose from.
Another loaded Kicker enclosure that is powered by a Solo-Baric T7T subwoofer that gives you 600 watts of RMS. This is a saller alternative for those who just wants a single woofer in a bix but can rumble. Also built with Kicker proprietary MDF construction and also sports the embroidered Kicker Logo on a thick black carpeting. The rounded corners add to its sleek minimalistic design.
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During 4th of July weekend, many car audio lovers are going online to avail of the biggest discount. This year, since we are all inclined to stay at home and keep safe, Onlinecarstereo is bringing the shopping to your screen. Over 1000 car audio products are up for grabs to make your vehicle sound better. To help you identify which items to buy here are the top 10 car audio products every car guy should own, in no particular order.
Every car audio enthusiast wants a total entertainment receiver to play with whether you are waiting for your wife or girlfriend while their doing shopping or grocery. On top of our list is the Kenwood DMX125BT. This 6.8” touchscreen is not only featured-filled, but also very affordable at $170. For this price, you get Bluetooth connectivity, Android USB mirroring and rear view camera input all in a slim chassis. Another staple are the Sony head units and their latest iteration is the XAV-AX5500. If you want to step up a notch, you can go premium with this model that includes Apple Carplay and Android Auto and a personal navigator. The slick bezel-less 6.95” design is like no other and you can truly enjoy Japanese technology at its finest. For the old school car audio guy that does not want the touch screen, you can opt for the Alpine CDE-175BT. This unit is simple and compact but has all the bells and whistle. It comes with a front USB slot, Bluetooth and can play lossless FLAC high quality music. Its intuitive controls are strategically designed for ease of use.
Next in the list are speakers. The most common speaker size is 6x9” for most vehicles and the JL Audio C2-690TX tops this category. The 3-way design provides the best sound quality from different frequencies with RMS of 15-125 watts. Another common speaker size if 6.5” and again, JL Audio tops the list. The C2-650 is a great speaker due to JL’s quality materials that produces sparkling highs; smooth midrange and powerful bass. For the more affordable side, the Pioneer TS-A652F is also equipped with 320 watts RMS suitable for most car audio requirement and is perfect for first-time upgrades.
Calling all bassheads! In this area, the Massive Audio HIPPOXL 122 is essential. This monster gives out 4000 watts of power that is perfect for competition and just pure fun. On the cheaper side, the Power Acoustik MOFO-122X rules with its 2700 watts peak power, it is truly a bang for the buck. If you are looking for high quality, we go back to JL Audio. The superb craftsmanship of the 12W3v3-4 is really a no-brainer. The W3V3 series offers up to 1000 watts clean and high quality bass that is worthy of your car.
Lastly, car amplifiers are also essential gears to setup your car audio. You can choose from the amazingly compact JL Audio JX1000/1D that can power up to 900 watts. The Alpine PDR-M65 also stands out in the group for its high performance signature sound.
Some of the products worth mentioning is a good ampkit to start your setup. The Power Acoustik AK-4 and Soundstream WK-80X are very affordable ampkits that does the job. On the other hand, it is advisable to use oxygen-free ampkits and the Memphis Audio 17-4GPWKIT and JL Audio XD-PCS4-1B can provide this especially for your premium gear.
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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.