SPEAKER BAFFLE BENEFITS

When speakers produce sound, it creates vibration inside the hallow cavity of your door, dashboard or rear dash panel.Depending on the music your are listening, certain frequencies will cause something to vibrate inside your car whether it be loose screws or simply surface areas adjacent to a speaker, tweeter or subwoofer.

To avoid these vibrations, it is recommended to install speaker baffles when upgrading your car audio setup. For one, it holds the speakers in place more securely when installed on your doors and secondly, it prevents dirt from accumulating inside your speakers. In addition to dust protection, baffles protects the speakers from water intrusion and makes your speakers last longer. But the main function of baffles is to avoid the resonance produced by the vibration of your car's surface to transfer to your speaker cones. This will result in a more crisp and clear sound when you play your music. The physics behind this is similar to a music studio with sound absorbers installed on the its walls. The better absorption it has, the clearer the sound would be.

Online Car Stereo offers speakers baffles of various sizes. The more common ones are: 3, 4, 4x6, 5, 5.25, 6.5 and 6x9 inches. Boom Mat baffles are made of high quality and the company has invested in the latest 3D scanning and cutting technology to manufacture and cut the baffles precisely that has allowed a perfect fit to every speaker.

Checkout our inventory at WWW.ONLINECARSTEREO.COM and look for your appropriate size. 6.5" Baffles, 6x9 Baffles, 6 3/4 Baffles, 5 1/4 Baffles, 6x8 Baffles, 5x7 Baffles, 4" Baffles, and 4x6 Baffles,

This week, Online Car Stereo is including a free pair of Boom Mat speaker baffles to selected speaker purchases. HURRY UNTIL SUPPLIES LAST!!! You can also subscribe to our NEWSLETTER to receive weekly promotions such as this and save tons of cash.

GET TO KNOW YOUR SPEAKER FREQUENCIES

Ever wondered what makes what makes your music sound better in your car. There are a lot of available speakers, subwoofers and tweeters in the market which makes it hard to choose. Here are some terms to consider when trying to select the perfect speaker, subwoofer or tweeter upgrade for your vehicle.

HIGH FREQUENCY
These are sound produced mostly by tweeters which are commonly manufactured to operate sounds between 3kHz to 20kHz. These are sounds produced by guitars, trumpets and high voice. Tweeters are built small as high frequency sounds are only heard to enhance your overall music for clarity. Some regular speakers already come with built-in tweeters and are classified as 2-way or 3-ways speakers. Here are some of the best tweeters from Online Car Stereo. Pioneer TS-T110, JL Audio C5-075CT and Alpine SPR-10TW.



MEDIUM FREQUENCY
This range of sound are commonly produced by your regular speakers in the range of 200-2,000 Hz. Different sizes vary such as 3.5", 4", 5.25" or 6.5". The sound heard in the medium frequency are the majority of the arrangement of the music you are listening. These are the vocals, drums, piano, and other instruments. If you normally listen to rock, jazz, classical and pop music, you will definitely need to upgrade your medium frequency to enjoy them a lot. Here are the top rated speakers from Online Car Stereo. Kenwood KFC-4675C, JL Audio C5-650x and Alpine SPE-6090.


LOW FREQUENCY
Also known as the bass sound, these are produced typically by subwoofers. Common sizes of subwoofers range from 8", 10", 12" and 15" with frequencies 20-80 Hz. If your type of music is hiphop, then you might want to upgrade your low frequency sound and purchase high end subwoofers. You can find the best subwoofers here at Online Car Stereo.The JL Audio 10W3v3-4, Kenwood Excelon KFC-XW1000F, JL Audio 6W3v3-4

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MASSIVE AUDIO M8C, A HIGH-POWERED MIDRANGE SPEAKER GUARANTEED TO LAST

Massive Audio has been an industry leader in high performance audio products since 1999, and today we are going to talk about one of their super high powered midrange speakers -- the Massive Audio M8C.

Massive Audio M8C is part of the M Series Closed Back Midrange Speakers. They are designed for high SPLs (sound pressure levels, in case anybody’s wondering) without needing an enclosure of any kind. These audio speakers outdo most higher priced midrange speakers in the market today. It is an 8-inch speaker that features an 80 Watts RMS power range with a maximum of 300 Watts, 8 Ohm, 98dB, and a frequency response of 550HZ - 6KHz.

Also, the M8C isn’t limited to being used as a car audio speaker -- it can be used for pro audio and DJ speakers due to its High Grade Ferrite Magnet force for high sensitivity and accurate sound reproduction, thus producing GREAT sound quality.

If you are worried about these speakers crackling and blowing out over time because of cheap quality, FEAR NOT! The M8C is a heavy duty midrange speaker that is guaranteed to last. They use a heavy gauge steel basket, a reinforced paper cone and custom cloth surround.

With a high quality construction, great sound and long-lasting performance, these midrange speakers are a perfect fit for almost any car installation including BMW, Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Honda, Hyundai, Lincoln, Buick, Fiat, Cadillac and many more.

All in all, the Massive Audio M8C is going to be the best “bang for your buck” midrange speaker with its excellent sound quality at an affordable price. Keep in mind that the M8C is sold individually. Check it out at Onlinecarstereo.com for more information and you can also subscribe to our newsletter to receive weekly promotions and save tons of cash.




TAKE YOUR BOATING EXPERIENCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH THE KICKER MARINE SERIES!

Kicker Marine Speakers

The Kicker Marine Speakers is sure to take your boating experience to the next level! You can choose between three different sizes -- the 4-inch, 8-inch and 6x9 speakers that come in both charcoal and white grilles so you can easily match the theme of your audio setup with the theme of your boat. 

What makes them different from Kicker’s standard CS or KSC speakers? Marine speakers have a motor that is completely encased in the basket so it is completely sealed. The wires that connect to the amplifier are gold-plated instead of tin to ensure it is water-tight and safe from corrosion. Gold-plated wires do a lot better with corrosion resistance. The Kicker Marine Speakers’ grilles have a built-in drainage port to prevent standing water.

The Kicker KM Series Speakers have an awesome LED light display and you get to choose between seven colors:

  • Red
  • Magenta
  • Green
  • Lime green
  • Blue
  • Blue-white
  • Aquamarine

Want to amp up the cool? There is a controller unit (KMLC LED controller), sold separately, that unlocks 20 colors and 19 lighting modes. Isn’t that awesome?

 

Kicker Marine Subwoofers

Kicker Freeair (45KMF102, 45KMF124 and 45KMF104) Marine Subwoofers and KM Subwoofers (45KM104, 45KM124, 45KM122) need no enclosure, so you can mount these versatile subwoofers nearly anywhere. You can choose between the 10 and 12-inch marine subwoofers that were tested for salt/fog and UV exposure, meeting or exceeding ASTM standards, so you can be assured that these bad boys are completely weatherproof. They have a completely sealed motor structure and locking/sealed terminal cover to make it splash-proof, and a tough Santoprene® surround.

Much like the marine coaxial speakers, there are optional LED grilles (sold separately) for KM Subwoofers. They also come in seven selectable LED colors. They also can be controlled by the KMLC LED Controller (also sold separately) for 20 colors and 19 different lighting modes to jazz up your already cool party!

 

 

Kicker Marine Amplifiers

Kicker KXMA400.2 and KXMA400.4 are marine amps that feature conformal coated circuit boards to protect the heart of the amp from water damage. All the power terminals meet stringent ABYC/NMMA standards and the thick gasketing protects the control cover from unwanted moisture. The aluminum chassis is also UV treated for extra-long life.

Included with the amps is a wireless remote that goes way beyond being a simple bass knob. You can control as many as four KXM Mono amplifiers simultaneously, plus the bass channel of the five-channel amplifier. You can monitor and adjust vital functions of the amp such as clipping, gain, bass boost and more.

These Class D amplifiers deliver as much as 1,200 watts of power -- while requiring an incredibly small footprint.

The amps also have a specially designed gain control that lights up when the perfect input signal is detected from your radio. An adjustable 24dB crossover is featured on the marine amplifiers, as does 18dB of KickEQ+™ bass boost.

Since you're already here, you might want to check out our ongoing Kicker promotions so you can save tons of cash!

 

OFF-ROADING WITH OCS

Summer is almost over out off-roading is still very much alive with enthusiasts. As we still quarantine ourselves to fight the spread of the Covid19 virus, we find ourselves enjoying the outdoors more and more because we feel it’s safer with open fresh air. A lot of the places to enjoy off-road and cross country are open and it is a great time to take advantage of some of the promotions happening here at Onlinecarstereo.

Fuel Off-Road and XD Series Wheels is considered by many as a major player in the off-road sport world. They manufacture using over 25 computer controlled machining centers running around the clock to apply engineering know-how and accuracy. Both brands have their own set of designs that cater to various customer preference. These are manufactured in California from blank wheels to the box. Each design appeals to a particular vehicle that everyone will love.

 

On the other hand, MSA Off-Road provides a huge catalog of different designs for your off-road vehicle as well. Every model is designed and field tested in their headquarters in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Texas. They are the very few who have retained hand inspection of paints and insert bolts to maintain a high quality of standard in every wheel they sell.

 

Checkout our newly arrived off-road wheels and enjoy summer before it ends.

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JL Audio VX600/2i, A CLASS OF ITS OWN

Today’s feature product is the JL Audio VX600/2i Class D amplifier. This high end amp simplifies great sound for your setup. It combines the JL Audio’s proprietary advanced NexD2 switching amp technology with an integrated, full-featured digital signal processor. The result is a clean and high fidelity sound. The class D build makes this unit very stable and power efficient. The size was made ultra-compact for easy storage and concealment.

 

The VX600/2i provides 300 watts RMS x 2 at 2 ohms; or 180 watts RMS at 4 ohms. There are 3 levels of tuning: Basic, Advanced and Expert. There is a clipping indicator to avoid distortion and allow fine tuning with fully adjustable low, high and bandpass filters.

Instead of the traditional knobs, JL designed the VX600/2i to be controls either thru PC, tablet or phone using the JL Audio TUNS app that has an easy-to-use UI and makes it very convenient in configuring your sound.

Overall, the VX600/2i provides premium sound with its excellent build quality encompassing JL Audio’s high quality car audio engineering.

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KENWOOD DNR876S INFOTAINMENT SOLUTION

Kenwood’s answer to the wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto war for head units is the DNR876S. It is equipped with built in navigation and a Bluetooth connection feature for hands-free calling and music streaming using Spotify , Pandora and iHeart Radio. For users who are subscribed to satellite radio, this unit is SiriusXM ready as well as iDatalink ready for integrating your vehicle’s settings into the receiver. With this, you will be able to view tire pressure, door opening, headlights and  more to your stereo.

With the newest smartphone technology mainly from Apple and Android manufacturers, the DNR876S is compatible with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, either wired or wireless. This means you will be able to control your smartphone thru the head units and even launch and use various apps.

 

Depending on the smartphone you are using, you are able to place a call or text by using voice thru Siri or Google Voice. While travelling, users will be able to take advantage of Google or Apple Maps and even Waze for directions with live traffic information. The DNR876S can also control you playlist in your favorite music player apps and even display album art thru the screen. One special feature of this Kenwood unit is the ability to mirror the screen of your Android smartphone. These include playing YouTube or Netflix movies right on your stereo.

This receiver can play various types of music formats from MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, and DSD music files. It also captures high definition radio with its HD Radio tuner and has a 13-band graphic equalizer for customizing your sound and even DSP and bass boost controls which compensate for exterior noise.

Overall, the DNR876S is promising and delivers the right features for the car audio enthusiast in you and with its 6.95” touchscreen display; you will surely enjoy your drive anywhere. Check it out at Onlinecarstereo for more details. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to receive weekly promotions and save tons of cash.

PIONEER DMH-WT8600NEX... NEXT GENERATION CAR ENTERTAINMENT

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.

DISPLAY

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.

 

CONNECTIVITY

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.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

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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