XS POWER BATTERIES... THE BEST IS THE BIZ!

OnlineCarStereo recently signed a partnership with XS Power Batteries. This means that you are able to order batteries for different applications. XS Power offers absorbent glass mat (AGM) and lithium batteries of various outputs that will suit any car audio setup. AGM batteries has gained popularity in the 80’s due to its very low resistance and capability to deliver high currents on demand with a long service life. On the other hand, since time and memorial, lithium batteries has been also popular due to its best electrochemical property and provides the largest energy density for weight. Below are the different battery configurations of XS Power:

AGM Batteries

These are one of the lightest racing batteries in production and test results confirm that it produces more energy than other batteries that are bigger and heavier. These are non-spillable therefore you can mount them at any position you choose. These batteries are the choice of racers and monster truck drivers for its efficiency and durability. The series include:

  • D Series
  • V Series
  • V Series
  • PS Series
  • XP Series
  • 6V/14V/16V

LITHIUM Batteries

With its nanothenology, it offers extreme power and exceptional safety for daily driver vehicles. The highly advanced chemistry has been perfected to eliminate cell failure. This battery also features an electronic monitoring system that makes sure that each cell are balanced to produce maximum performance and and longer life. Popular in this section are the following:

  • Titan8 Lithium Batteries
  • Lithium S Series Batteries
  • Lithium PS Series Batteries
  • 16V Lithium Batteries
  • 16V Lithium Combo Kits

XS power also provide you battery accessories such as terminals, hold downs, wiring kits, chargers and heat wraps all depending on your setup.

 

OnlineCarStereo is an authorized dealer of XS Power batteries and includes free shipping! Visit our website and find your next power upgrade for your car audio setup. 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.

ONLINECARSTEREO VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

Onlinecarstereo is launching Virtual Assistant. A first of its kind personal car audio assistance that can assess and recommend the best setup for your vehicle. Through the use of internet technology, our team can personally talk to you via FaceTime, FB Messenger or Android to get the perfect upgrade for your vehicle even when you are at home staying safe.

MECHANICS:

1) Call 310-830-1400 or message us at our Facebook Page; and schedule a call back appointment.
2) Our expert Virtual Assistant will call you via video chat.
3) Tell our Virtual Assistants what you desire to achieve in terms of sound and budget.
4) Our Virtual Assistant experts will provide you the best setup for your budget:

  • Provide you the best options for Amplifier with the right wattage and impedance;
  • Provide you the best options for speakers, tweeters and subwoofers with compatible wattage and wiring options that will work best on the amp;
  • Provide you the best options for head units with navigation, Apple CarPlay or Android Auto and correct wiring harnesses compatible with your vehicle;
  • And more!

5) After determining the items needed, we can assist you in ordering it in our website OnlineCarStereo.com. You can pay thru credit car, Paypal or apply for financing with guaranteed approval.
6) After you receive the items, if you are in the SOCAL area, you can schedule an install with our shops.

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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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ALPINE X-PERIENCE EVENT IN SOCAL

Tomorrow, August 28, 2019, PCH Custom Audio will hold the ALPINE X-PERIENCE EVENT at their Wilmington shop 1330 W Pacific Coast Hwy, Wilmington CA. We will be joined by representatives from Alpine California to promote the newest products in the car audio industry. There will be 20% OFF on all Alpine products in-store and online at WWW.ONLINECARSTEREO.COM. All you have to do is go to the store or call us at 310-526-8635 for the discount.

Items in the event include the newest iLX-W650 7” Mech-Less Digital Multimedia Receiver that is Apple Carplay and Android Auto. This very affordable premium head unit also comes with a slim chassis so you know it will surely fit your dashboard whatever model of car you have. If you are up to a real upgrade, the X-PERIENCE event also has the iLX-F309 with a 9” touchscreen, bluetooth and CarPlay / Android Auto compatibility. If you are always on Spotify, Pandora or iHeart Radio, the iLX-F309 can stream your favorite music with ease of control while driving.

For the serious bassheads, we are offering the Type R and S series subwoofers on all sizes. For Jeep Wrangler enthusiasts, we also have limited stocks of the PSS-22WRA weather resistant sound system package. If you are looking to upgrade your factory speakers, the Type S series are the way to go. We offer various speaker sizes such as the S-S65 (6.5”), S-S69 (6”X9), S-S50 (5.25”) and S-S40 (4”). The quality of sound that these speakers produce is a far leap than the factory speakers equipped in your car.

For amplification, Alpine has many options for your specific needs from mono to 5-channel amplifiers. If you application only requires a mono amp, we do have the PDR-M65 650W RMS PDR Series which is an excellent upgrade if you want to install an additional subwoofer. For 4 channel, we offer the R-A60F, KTA-30FW, S-A32F, S-A55V and a lot more.

Be sure to visit our shop at Wilmington California and win some prices while you are there. Call us for your online order if you are located outside of CA and we will try to assist you in any way we can. Visit WWW.ONLINECARSTEREO.COM to view our Alpine catalog. You can also subscribe to our NEWSLETTER to receive weekly promotions and save tons of cash.