Browsing Archive December, 2010

ION Profile LP Vinyl Turntable

ION PROFILE LP Conversion Turntable

Have a bunch of old vinyl records laying around that you just couldn’t seem to throw away? Well it’s a good thing you still have them, because now you can convert all of those old dusty vinyl records into MP3 form with the Ion Profile LP Turntable Conversion System.

The Ion Audio Profile LP USB Turntable is constructed with a familiar low profile look and with a sleek piano black paint finish. This turntable is designed to convert your old school vinyl records into an MP3, allowing your music to be conveniently transported from venue to venue or for listening at home. The great thing about this product is that when you’re not converting your vinyl records, you can use this turntable as a standard record player. There is also a protective hinged dust cover to keep all your valuable vinyl’s in good shape.

Ion’sProfile LP features a belt driven design with 33 1/3 and 45 RPM settings, just like the turntables all you old school or experienced DJs are used too. It also comes equipped with a high-quality tonearm and cartridge for continuous play with minimal skips, ensuring the high quality performance you’re used to from Ion products. The standard RCA output provide use with normal stereo setups and the integrated USB output provides connection to a computer, which you will need when using the included DJ software. The USB output enables you to capture music from records onto your computer, simply plug it in to your Mac or PC and the audio will be sent via the USB port.

This turntable system includes the very popular Audacity software, this will reduce pops, cracks, and hiss on worn records. EZ vinyl converter software for PC and EZ audio converter software for MAC is also included in this package. These software’s are the simplest way to record and convert vinyl directly to iTunes, a free download version of EZ Vinyl Converter with Gracenote MusicID is included for automatic track naming. These software’s will allow you to listen to songs on vinyl you haven’t heard in years in iTunes or on your iPod.

So break out those Vinyl Records and start converting, this package will provide you everything you need to do so.

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Vibe Audio Show Truck visits Sonic Electronix

Being an authorized dealer for a manufacturer opens up many new opportunities and a wealth of resources for a company. Exclusive manufacturer specific training to enhanced reference material are just a few examples of these resources. Sonic Electronix provides an excellent opportunity for their customer service representatives by organizing these trainings and meetings from the manufacturer. As Sonic’s employees know more, they are more suitable to answer the questions of those that call in to place their orders, ask questions, and discover what they need for their car. Being the only current authorized Internet dealer for Vibe Audio, Sonic Electronix gained an exclusive opportunity to learn more about Vibe with the visit of a show truck.

Recently, Vibe Audio visited Sonic with a 2005 Nissan Titan Show car. It was built by Pro-Line Extreme Fabrications and featured a variety of sponsors including Vibe Audio, Tsunami, Metra Electronics, Shuriken Car Batteries, House of Kolor, K & W Autobody, Estrella, Pirelli, and California Upholstery. The incredible audio system was quite impressive inside the vehicle and out. Using several sets of the Space 6 speakers, Black Death QB69 speakers, and the Space Subwoofers, this truck was not only loud, but also boasted excellent sound quality. Completely powered by Vibe Audio amplifiers and Shuriken power cells, there was plenty of power to push all these speakers. Inside the trucks cab was a HDTV and a Microsoft Xbox that had been custom integrated and fiber glassed into the truck. House of Color custom mixed the paint especially for the truck and it looked stunning in the sun. At the center of the audio system was the Alpine INA-W900BT double DIN car stereo with GPS navigation. The sound quality that Alpine is known for was appropriately complimented with the complete Vibe Audio system. Together they were able to achieve phenomenal sound quality in a breathtaking showcar.

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Sonic Electronix Prepares to Visit CES 2011

CES 2011

The end of the year is an awesome time for Car Audio. Consumers have had sufficient time to test out and break in their new gear and have some feedback for the manufactures to take back to the drawing board. CES 2011 is closing in and Sonic Electronix is preparing to visit some manufactures at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show and find out what their new year has to offer for the industry.

With the amount of manufactures that Sonic Electronix carries, it can be tough to meet with them all, but it’s planned to visit with Kicker, MTX Audio, RE Audio, Boston Acoustics, Audiovox, Alpine, Monster, Myron & Davis, Maxxsonics, Scosche, JVC, Dual, AutoPage, Clarion, VIBE Audio and many more! These are just a few of the manufactures that Sonic Electronix will be catching up with to help everyone see what the New Year has to offer for the car audio industry. A lot of advances were made at last year’s CES 2010 and a lot of manufactures revamped their entire product line-up. It could be a groundbreaking year for new car stereos, amplifiers, subwoofers, or car speakers and their developers may just be holding back for the unveiling for the world’s most anticipated release of consumer electronics.

The Consumer Electronics Show is a yearly event held for new electronics to be showcased and introduced for their first time. This year it’s expected to see new products, and new technologies that will shine a light on the Car Audio Industry. As always, Sonic Electronix is focused on bringing the most up to date information possible on what’s going on with CES 2011 in the Car Audio/Video catagory. So keep an eye on the Sonic Electronix Blog for constant, up to the minute updates directly from CES 2011.

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Try out HD Radio with the Jensen HD5313IR

Jensen HD5313IR

There’s a time and a place for standard AM/FM radio, and that time has passed. A newer, more convenient radio experience has arrived. Introducing HD Radio, which is capable of playing back your favorite AM/FM stations with unmatched quality. With HD Radio FM stations will sound like CD quality, and AM stations will sound like FM quality. This crystal-clear transmission can even have absolutely no audio distortion in areas with perfect reception.

HD Radio is capable of much more than adding a more pleasant listening experience when you’re browsing through AM/FM radio. In fact, more stations are available when using HD Radio so you can experience new music, new artists, and even new genres while browsing through your familiar AM/FM selection. HD Radio is also capable of transmitting data as well, so if you have a stereo that has a display on it you may be able to see artist, album, and song title information depending on the station that is broadcasting. This service can even be used to allow for traffic data updates and stock information while you’re on the go! The JVC KW-NT3HDT is a perfect example of a radio that integrates HD Radio for not only some great sound on AM/FM bands, but also updates all of the traffic using this service as well!

If you’re wondering how you can integrate this cool new radio system into your car, you may want to consider an In-Dash Car Stereo with HD Radio. These stereo’s will already have the HD radio feature built-in so you can use it right out of the box. In fact, with HD Radio there are no subscription fees just like radio should be. This means, all you need is an HD Radio receiver and you’re ready to go! For the most affordable solution to adding HD Radio to your vehicle, consider the Jensen HD5313IR car stereo. This stereo not only has HD radio built into its cost, but also a USB input for listening to your iPod, and an SD input for even more listening options. Adding HD Radio to your vehicle is now affordable, easy and more beneficial than ever. HD Radio stations continue growing, and in time you’ll see even more available programming!

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Sonic Now Carries American Audio Products

American Audio DJ Equipment

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Here at Sonic Electronix, we are always adding new manufacturers and products to give you, the customer, numerous options when shopping with us. Lately, we have been focusing a lot on DJ, Pro Audio, and Stage Effect equipment such as mixers, microphones, speakers, stage lights and much more. One new manufacturer I will blogging about today is American Audio, a sister company of the newly added American DJ. American Audio focuses more on the DJ & Pro Audio side of the business as opposed to their big brother American DJ which specializes in Stage Effect Lighting. Below I will describe 3 products every aspiring DJ will need.

DP2 Midi Controller

American Audio’s DP2 is a 2-channel rack mountable MIDI controller that’s is made for more of the laptop software DJ. The DP2 Controller is equipped with 4 sample & 4 Hot Cue buttons on each side, a pitch adjustment knob, USB input, an easy to use large jog wheel, and much more. This controller keeps the familiar dual deck layout and has a built-in 2-channel DJ mixer. The mixer features volume fader, crossfader, track & deck selectors, low & high adjustments, microphone volume adjustment, and master volume adjustments. DP2 includes PCDJ DEX LE DJ software and is well suited for use with all softwares.

WM-16HH Microphone System

The WM-16HH is a Hand Held PLL Synthesized UHF Wireless Microphone System that includes a uni-directional electret condenser wireless microphone, a receiver, and a 12-volt DC power supply. The handheld microphone features super high sensitivity, low noise transmission, on & low battery LED indicators, AF indicators and has a wireless range up to 150 feet. Another cool feature are the A/B indicators, these indicate the antenna has received the RF signal. This system is perfect for DJs, bands, singers, emcees, presenters and entertainers of all kinds.

HP 700 DJ Headphones

The HP 700 is a sturdy high powered professional DJ headphone that includes a headphone bag, right angle ¼” adapter, and straight ¼” adapter. This DJ headphone is constructed with a flexible housing design that gives you the option for single or double ear monitoring and folds up for simple transport. These affordable headphones are equipped with comfortable ear cushions and a padded adjustable headband that make long listening sessions a breeze. Don’t let the affordable price fool you, these headphones like all other American Audio products are built with durability and quality.

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