Browsing Archive October, 2009

Winners Announced in the Sonic Electronix Social Media Sweepstakes

By Gideon V. – Sonic Electronix Editor

The inaugural Sonic Electronix social network contest has come to an end, and it has resulted in not only three, but four prize winners! Due to the overwhelming response from our users, we decided to add a 4th place prize to our original top 3 prizes.

This free contest required users to either follow us on our Sonic Electronix twitter page and RT a message, or subscribe to our YouTube channel, SonicElectronixTV. After the contest ended on October 5, 2009, we randomly selected the top 4 winners from the list of followers and subscribers.

Introducing the winners of the Sonic Electronix Social Media Sweepstakes:


1. rodneyj14

Congratulations to rodneyj14 on winning the beautiful JVC KW-AVX810 Double DIN head unit. This car stereo includes a built-in 7″ LCD touchscreen and can play all of your favorite DVD’s, MP3’s and CD’s. JVC has designed this head unit with tons of terrific expandability options. You can add Bluetooth, HD radio and much, much more.

2. vcguitar185

Coming in at second place is YouTube user vcguitar185. He wins a fabulous pair of Woodees IES-W100B Headphones with a built-in microphone.

3. Psyfertech

At third place, we have twitter follower Psyfertech. He wins a complete Tsunami AMP48-RCA dual-amp installation kit. This amp kit has all the parts you need to perform an amp install! Congratulations Psyfertech!

Woodees IES-W100B

4. rogertruss

And finally, kudos to rogertruss, the winner of the fourth place bonus prize, a pair of Woodees IES-W101B portable headphones! These distinctive headphones are made with wood for superior sound quality.

Thanks to those of you who participated in this contest, and stay tuned, there are more free contests coming soon at

You can watch our video announcing the contest winners below:


Sony XS-LB10S Shallow-Mount Loaded Enclosure

Sony XS-LB10S

By Gideon V. – Sonic Electronix Editor

One of the coolest aspects of my job is that I somehow get paid to take a first-hand look at some of the top products in the car audio industry. Sweet gig, right? When I found out my latest assignment was to evaluate the Sony XS-LB10S, I couldn’t have been more thrilled. As a truck owner, enclosed subwoofer boxes are an interest of mine since they can fit right under the seat and save cargo space. After testing it on-site, I came away impressed with the sound quality and bass emitted from this loaded enclosure.

After connecting an amplifier to power the sub and a music source to play some tunes, I was able to observe this subwoofer’s strengths and weaknesses. First off, I was amazed at its level of bass considering its shallow-design. The cone excursion flexed rhythmically and did not miss a beat. The sound check showed that the Sony XS-LB10S subwoofer does not emit muddy bass or poor sound quality. Distortion only occurred when I tried to push it to its furthest limits.

The grill and sub cone look great, though I found myself lamenting the fact that the two-bar grill design only partially covers the subwoofer. This would be a problem if I mounted this sub box in the back of my truck since I typically toss supplies in the back seat without regard for my seats/audio components. The front firing design hits hard with the beat and noticeably pushes air around. It would look great behind or below your seats, or in the trunk those of you who own a sedan.

The XS-LB10S sub exceeded my expectations and is definitely worth a look if you are in the market for a loaded subwoofer enclosure. The shallow-mount sealed enclosure design is ideal for vehicles with limited space. Whether you install it behind your seats or underneath them, this sealed box setup is the perfect piece for adding bass without wasting space. At 330 watts RMS you get a whole lot of bass for your buck!


Rockford Fosgate Punch & Power Speakers


By Chelsey P. – Sonic Electronix Writer

I am here to pass along a great deal to you. Right now, we’re offering a 20% off coupon on select Rockford Fosgate full-range and component speakers. Not only do you get a great set of Rockford Fosgate speakers, but you are getting them for 20% off! This offer can mean a savings of up to $40.00 on select Rockford Fosgate speakers. Where else can you find a great deal like that?

Aftermarket speakers are a must if you are upgrading the sound system in your vehicle. I spend much of my time in my car driving to and from work so I, of course, want a great system to keep me occupied during those long drives. I listen to different genres and types of music, from classic rock to hip-hop, so I needed a pair of auto speakers that would do the job in that sound environment. A few months ago I decided to splurge on a pair of Rockford Fosgate speakers. And there is a definite sound difference from the stock speakers that were in my vehicle before.

To achieve the right sound, you will first need to determine your vehicle’s speaker size. There are many different sizes to choose from, such as the P1692 6” x 9” Full-range speakers and the P1653 6-1/2” 3-Way speakers. Full-range speakers, also called coaxial speakers, are perfect for basic applications. Looking for something with a little more power? The P1652-S 6-1/2” Punch Series component speaker system has a concealed crossover in the basket and separate tweeters.

No matter which set of speakers you decide to buy, you will be getting great value with this limited time offer. Now you can rock & roll with Rockford without breaking the bank!