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.
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:
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
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.
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This Sunday is Mother’s Day and we at OnlineCarStereo would like to honor the mothers out there. They have provided us your unconditional love and have supported husbands, sons and daughters in every endeavor. You were there through thick and thin and you deserve all the good things in return. Today, in honor of our mothers, we will be offering car products that will help them and even us drive safer.
This high definition dash cam will record anything even in low-light conditions at 1920 x 1080 resolution and 27 frames per second. It is very portable that it does not distract your from driving. Its adhesive-backed mount will secure your unit and will not fall even with big bumps on the road. It also comes with a 16gb SD card for lots of recording space. If you leave it open, it has motion detection that can deter vehicle theft.
Clean air is important to moms specially if there is a baby on-board. The KS-GA100 has a 3-stage filtration system and uses a high-speed fan that absorbs dirty air from any direction. 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.
Mom’s are as busy as corporate people and when they’re driving, it can be distracting if you have to plug your smartphone every time you get in the car. The the SDA-WC01, you’ll just have to put your wireless charging capable smartphone and you are good to go.
This bundles truly deserves to be installed to your mother’s car. The Sony XAV-AX210SXM will provide her the car she needs entertainment with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity to her smartphone. Also, se will be able to listen to her favorite radio shows on SiriusXM and stream her playlist thru bluetooth. Not to mention the FREE Jensen BUCAM200J backup camera to add more safety while driving.
These are some of the gifts we can give this mother’s day and we have more. Just 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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