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Extended Return Policy and 24/7 Holiday Hours

Extended Return Policy and 24/7 Holiday Hours

The clock is ticking and time is running out to get all that holiday shopping done. However, there is nothing worse than doing online holiday shopping only to find out the items that you purchased were not what the person wanted and that the products cannot be returned anymore because the item was purchased too long ago. Often times companies will reduce and limit their return policies during the holidays to ensure that more sales are final. At Sonic Electronix, they do things a little bit different when they focus on the needs of their loyal customers. That is why this holiday season they are actually extending their Return Policy!

For the 2010 Holiday season, Sonic Electronix is introducing Extended Holiday Hours to make like more convenient for the consumer.  So what is the return policy? It is simply that for orders shipped from November 23rd through December 25th, the Standard Return Policy of 30 days is extended until January 31st. Any unopened item can be returned for a refund. If a purchased item is defective or broken, you can exchange that item easily for the same item or store credit. That means that any item that applies to the standard Sonic return policy and is shipped out between Thanksgiving and Christmas 2010 will receive an extension to the items standard return policy. It is as simple as that.  You can shop worry-free and be confident in your purchase.

Extended holiday hours are something that many of our loyal customers and avid readers are already familiar with. Throughout the holiday season, Sonic Electronix sales representatives are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. No matter where you live or what time of the day/night it is, if you are shopping at you will be able to call the customer service line to place an order, find out more about a product, get the status on your items, etc.  Sonic Electronix is wishing everyone Happy Holidays and the extended return policy, along with the 24/7 call center is just one way to do that.


Things to Look For When Buying New Car Speakers

Vibe Audio SPACE 5

It’s common for someone to ask “Which speakers would be right for me?”  Well, putting together a car audio system can require a lot of thought, or it can be something that’s decided on a whim.  There’s a few questions you should ask yourself before picking out the next car speakers for your ride, and to help make the best decision you should consider the most popular questions asked.  So first, find out what size speakers your vehicle has installed, and follow this guide to finding the perfect car speakers.

A commonly asked questioned is “Will I need an amplifier?”  The short answer to this question is do you want to have an amplifier?  A lot of speakers on the market can be used as direct factory replacements.  Make sure each speaker requires no more than 50 watts of power handling and these will work right off of your factory stereo.  A common factory replacement that doesn’t require amplification is the Boston Acoustics S65 speakers.  If you’re looking for a more fully staged audio experience with better volume and voice you might want to consider finding an amplifier.  In this case, match up the amplifiers power rating with your speakers RMS power rating.  This way you can get the best possible continual performance from your speakers.  Component style speakers, like the Vibe Audio SPACE 5 speakers will usually always require an amplifier since there’s separate components to power.

“Will I need a soft-dome tweeter, or a metallic dome tweeter?” This question is common when searching through speakers and this can really only be defined by personal preference.  Soft dome tweeters like Silk found on the RE Audio RE65FR speakers, and Cloth will produce a crisp listening experience.  Metallic tweeters can be considered “brighter” and will produce louder volumes with less power.  Metallic tweeters are popular on Boats, Motorcycles, and other environments where a lot of outside noise is present and needs to be drowned out.

After considering your amplification options and what style of speaker you want. It’s about finding the correct speaker by different manufactures.  Keep in mind each manufacturer has tried to develop their own sound so they can stand out and create brand loyalty.


Save Money This Holiday Season with Refurbished Products

Early Black Friday Deals at Sonic Electronix

With the holiday season fast approaching, it is time to start shopping for all our loved ones. But when there are so many loved ones in our lives, the cost of the holidays can get pretty steep. That’s one reason why new holidays have been created to help the customer save more money while shopping for the holidays. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Thanksgiving sales are all in favor of the consumer saving money and getting more out of your holiday season. Who doesn’t want to get more for less? Another way to save money this season is to buy factory refurbished items.

Factory refurbished items are items that the manufacturer has received back and re-released after addressing any issues with the product. These items (also known as re-certified, re-issued, reconditioned, or rebuilt) have typically been returned to the manufacturer because the original customer was not 100% satisfied with the initial purchase. One thing that is important to note about these items is that it doesn’t always mean that the product had a problem. Often times these items simply didn’t meet the customers needs or that the customers wasn’t fully aware how to install the product, which resulted in an undesirable outcome. The item is then sent back to the manufacturer, tested to work perfectly, and resold as refurbished.  So what does that mean exactly? It means that the majority of these items never had any problem with them in the first place. The other percentage that did have a performance issue have been fixed to work just like a brand new product.

For an example, the Hifonics BXi1608 refurbished is available and offers the same performance as a brand new amplifier. The manufacturer still provides a warranty and coverage on the product. With all the same features as the brand new item, the refurbished is the perfect solution for a cost effective alternative with the same great performance.


iKey Audio HDR7 Recorder

iKey Audio HDR7 Digital Recorder

A good digital recorder is a very important device when it comes to perfecting the performance that just got laid down in the studio. This professional quality stereo recorder sports a compact design and is perfect for recording interviews, pod-casts, meetings, class lectures, seminars, and live performances. The iKey Audio HDR7 Recorder is equipped with an easy to read full color LCD screen and front panel controls for simple operation.

The top of this digital recorder features two built-in condenser microphones in an X-Y configuration and provides you with high quality stereo recording. The microphones are constructed with an omni-directional pattern that offers 360° of audio capture. The top also includes a 1/8” (3.5mm) stereo line input jack, and a combination 1/8” (3.5mm) stereo headphone/line output jack. The right side panel is equipped with a standard USB 2.0 port that supports storage drives, a mini 5-pin USB port for simple connection to a computer, a mic gain switch, 1/8” (3.5mm) stereo microphone input jack, and output level control for headphone level adjustment. The left side of this recorder features an input gain switch with 3 levels (20, 0, and +10 db), the power (on/off) switch, and a DC input port for the included AC adapter. Last but not least is the SD card slot located at the bottom of this device, this allows recording onto FAT and FAT32 formatted SD or SDHC cards.

The iKey HDR7 allows you to record from any mono or stereo line source, MP3, AAC, WAV (BWF), and AIFF files. Some other cool features include a loop button, marker button to mark tracks, automatic marker mode, built-in limiter to eliminate distortion, a compressor to enhance vocals, noise gate to keep out unwanted noise, built-in guitar and chromatic tuners, and playback of previously recorded media. The package includes a stand, AC adapter, wind screen, cloth carrying case, 4 AA batteries, and 1 GB SD card. This iKey Digital Recorder offers more features and accessories than any other recorder in its class.


Get 5% Store Credit for your purchase at Sonic Electronix!

Early Black Friday Deals at Sonic Electronix

If saving money is the name of the game, then Sonic Electronix is going all in!  This holiday season is proving to be a great time for the consumer to save a lot of money. If Sonic Electronix’s low prices (and low price guarantee) aren’t enough to interest you, they are confident that this season will break new sale barriers.

In addition to releasing the Black Friday deals a few days early, Sonic Electronix just released the latest news on saving money this holiday season. Call in on Thanksgiving day and you will get more than the best deals and excellent service, but you will also receive an additional 5% store credit from the order that is placed. Not sure exactly what that means? Allow me to use an example to illustrate this further. Lets say you spend $100 at Sonic Electronix on November 25, 2010. That means that you will have $5 Sonic store credit added to your account. Why $5? Because $5 is five percent of $100. It is as simple as that! Just remember that you must call in to take advantage of this limited time promotion. Check out their Black Friday page for complete details.

Take advantage of these incredible Black Friday deals a day early and get more than what you pay for!  If Thanksgiving day comes and goes without you placing your order, it isn’t too late. These deals run the entire weekend through November 29, 2010.  Now is the perfect time to upgrade your car audio system, grab a new pair of headphones, prepare your boat for next year, or get a head start on your holiday shopping. With the low prices and special holiday promotions, Sonic Electronix constantly proves to be your electronic one stop shop for your car!