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New Kicker Subwoofers Announced at 2010 CES

2010 Kicker CVX Subwoofers
2010 Kicker CVX Subwoofers

At CES 2010, Kicker unveiled its new line of subwoofers that are sure to be a big hit this coming year. They have redesigned all of their round subwoofers after the Solo-Classic subwoofer, which successfully came out in the beginning of 2009. Today we are going to talk a little bit about some of the models Kicker has to offer.

The Kicker CVX line has improved technology that enhances bass response and provides maximum durability for the woofer. The Kicker CVX104 is a 10” 1200W Dual 4 ohm subwoofer with an injection-molded Solokon cone and ribbed santoprene surround. This new model is made with a smaller and lighter cone giving it better response and ultimately providing better music reproduction. Now, you may be asking yourself, what is the difference between this CompVX and a Kicker L7? Well, the answer is just in the shape. The CompVX is a round version of the L7 and it has the same motor structure, magnet and voice coil. So if you limited on space, the CVX subwoofer is the way to go and will fit great an either a large, ported enclosure or a small sealed box.

If you are looking for something with a little less power but still with that great Kicker name, the CompVR line is the way to go. The 10CVR122 is a 12” 800W Dual 2 ohm subwoofer with a stiff, rigid injection-molded SoloKon cone woofer and santoprene surround. Now, a similar subwoofer to this one is the CompVT which is essentially a shallow mount version of the CompVR. So if you are limited on space, the CompVT will be your best bet while still providing exceptional sound. Both woofer lines have basically the same motor structure, materials and overall performance and will perform great in a ported box.

Last but not least is Kickers most popular subwoofer, the Comp Series. The 10C124 is a 12” 300W Single 4 ohm Competition series subwoofer. This subwoofer has all of the same great features as the ones above while putting out excellent bass. It has been redesigned for the New Year with a brand new cone technology that is the same as the SoloX sub. Although it has been redesigned, it still has the same power handling and sound quality as the ’09 version.

As you can see above, Kicker has some of the best subwoofers on the market that are not only reliable but provide you with the most amazing sound quality. If you’re in the market for a great subwoofer, Kicker is definitely one to look at!

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Eclipse CD1200G Double DIN Car Stereo

Eclipse CD1200G

Through the years, CD Players have become increasingly popular but with the rough economy, it has become even harder to find a great receiver at an awesome price. Well, we have an amazing offer to get you through these hard times with music that you love. The Eclipse CD1200G was released as an exclusive deal for premier installers only, but they were unable to sell them due to the hard times. Never fear though, Sonic Electronix stepped up and bought the entire line and it is now being offered to you at an insanely low price. Eclipse is known for making high quality electronics and CD1200G is no exception. It is a reliable unit and with a price of only $109.99, you will be saving money for the New Year while stilling get exceptional sound!

The Eclipse CD1200G features an OEM factory look with a double DIN face and large buttons that make everyday use of the unit simple. And with a bright blue text display and switchable green and red button lighting, it will match your car’s interior perfectly.

There are multiple audio expandability options that come with this unit. It iPod ready with the use of an Eclipse IPC-009 and allows you to control the iPod directly from the stereo. Not only are you playing all your favorite tunes but you are keep the device charged as well. Along with the ability to play iPod music, it comes with a 3.5mm auxiliary jack and front USB connection. So if you don’t have an iPod, flash drives and MP3 Players are compatible as well.

With great features, incredible sound quality and multiple expandability options the CD1200G is sure to make anyone happy and with its low price, it can’t be beat!


Sony DSX-S100 In-Dash Receiver

Sony DSX-S100

During the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show, also known as CES, Sony exhibited a brand new digital media receiver that took their car audio booth by storm. The Sony DSX-S100 is a unique “mechless” in-dash receiver that is designed specifically with the Apple iPod in mind. Unlike other iPod compatible units that have a front USB connection that requires the iPod to be completely visible or other units that have a rear USB with a cable run a certain compartment in the car, the DSX-100 conveniently conceals the iPod inside of the in-dash receiver. This is made possible since the media receiver does not feature a built-in CD player. Instead, Sony has taken this area inside of the unit and installed a sleek, slide-out tray with the USB cable attached to it. To dock the iPod without the use of the long, white iPod-to-USB cable that Apple included with the iPod, Sony includes a slim USB-to-iPod adapter that will make the connection. The tray then slides back behind the faceplate, leaving the iPod completely hidden and fully connected. This is perfect for those that have left the audio CDs behind and upgraded their entire audio collection to their iPod. The Sony DSX-S100 is fully compatible with the iPod, iPhone, thumb drives, and other USB based drives. Since the unit is USB based and includes an iPod-to-USB adapter, there is possibility of the unit being compatible with the Microsoft Zune.

In addition to the innovative iPod connection and control features that are built-in to the DSX-S100, it still features all the great audio quality features of the other Sony head-units. These features include the Sony ZAPPIN function, EQ3 Equalizer, DM+ (Digital Music Plus), low-pass filters, high-pass filters, Sony Quick-BrowZer, as well the possibility for HD Radio and Satellite radio. Sony believes that the digital media receivers should not have to sacrifice all the great features that the in-dash CD players have. This unit is a dream come true for all us that have left CDs behind and graduated to the iPod for our entire music collection!