Browsing Archive March, 2013

The Overhead Versus Headrest Monitor Video System Rumble

It’s the age old question, do I get a headrest monitor or a flip down monitor? How do you decide on how to invest your money? Which system is going to be more practical or more awesome?

Well one of the first questions you should be asking yourself is, who’s going to be using the screen and what kind of car is it going into? Do you have a sedan and drive around with people in your back seat who argue and can’t agree on the exact color the sky is let alone what movie to watch? Well then you might want to check out dual DVD player head rest monitors. Give them some headphones and enjoy the peace and quiet while they each watch their own separate movie or even listen to separate music than what you have going in your car.

Ok so maybe you have an Escalade or a Denali or a Suburban or any other vehicle with three rows of seats. Well swapping out all of those headrests can be costly and impractical so you might want to go with an overhead monitor. This way you can get a nice big screen and more people can watch without you having to replace four headrests. And hey, while you’re at it, go have yourself a tailgate party or a beach trip and pop open the back and keep everyone entertained. You’re sure to impress and be the life of the party. And if you’re impressing and entertaining, that means you don’t have to bring the drinks and food.

Since a 21” flip down screen might not be the best idea if you have a smaller car, you’re free to try of course but good luck, a headrest monitor would probably be the way to go.

So you’re the person who wants a perfect color match in your ride and everything has to perfect in your car, and who could blame you, if you’re willing to spend the extra cash on a higher end headrest monitors like the ones from CarShow or Vizualogic, you can get custom matched colors that are designed specifically for your year, make and model. This way you know you won’t have to worry about the headrest being a charcoal black when your interior is a slightly darker charcoal black.

If you’re like yours truly and want to have an awesome tricked out car, with a factory match look, but you haven’t quite gotten famous yet so you can’t spend too much money, you’ll want to go with an overhead monitor. If the flip down monitor doesn’t quite match your interior exactly, it’s not quite as noticeable. Or if you have a cloth interior, the overhead might be a better fit since a vinyl or leather headrest might look kinda awkward with cloth seats.

When it comes down to it either a flip down or headrests are going to be pretty sweet and are going to serve their purpose of providing some rear seat entertainment. If you have a smaller vehicle, want more viewing options and want to have a look as close to factory as possible you’ll probably want to go with headrest monitors. If you have a bigger vehicle with more seat rows, have cloth seats, and want the biggest screen you can get to entertain everyone then you’ll probably want to go with an overhead monitor. And hey, if you really want to want to turn your ride into a media entertainment hub and have the dough to spend on it, you can always go with both. Nothing will turn heads quite like a vehicle with a pair of headrest screens and a 17″ flip down screen. Do it…

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Wireless Back Up Cameras

Why Wireless?

Our world is becoming less and less wired everyday. Lone gone are the days when you had to have cords on everything. The wires are getting chopped off all of our favorite gadgets to make them more convenient and easier to use. From our phones to our keyboards the wires are long gone. So why would we keep the wires on our backup cameras? We shouldn’t! And now we don’t have to with the ORQV110-SYS by Open Road and the RVC1R by Scosche, your installs will be that much easier when installing a backup system into your vehicle.

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Normally a back up camera install requires you to run long wires through your vehicle that can become damaged so you have to replace them and can also require you to, depending on what kind of camera you buy, to also have to drill a hole in your bumper to mount the camera. The ORQV110-SYS and RVC1R make installation a breeze so you can make your vehicle safer and more convenient in no time. The video signals on both cameras are completely wireless and the viewing monitor on both can be either plugged into the cigarette lighter for an ultra fast install, or hardwired for a permanent install.

Scosche RVC1R 

The Scosche RVC1R comes with a 2.5″ viewing monitor and is at a steal of a price. The lens is at a 105 degree angle and even works well in low light situations. Say goodbye to long installs when you’re hooking this bad boy up. Simply connect the power wires on the camera to your reverse wire in your vehicle and power on the monitor and you’re ready to go.

Open Road ORQV110-SYS

The Open Road ORQV110-SYS has some similar features as the RVC1R but is built with better materials and also built in the United States. The ORQV110-SYS is also truly wireless with a battery powered camera that has a battery life of 6 months. The camera has a wide 130 degree for ultimate visibility and if you have  a trailer you can check on it while you’re driving to make sure you didn’t lose anything. You also get a 3.5″ screen that mounts right on the dash.

Why Even Bother?

Well a few reasons. One, if you have a large vehicle, backing into those tight parking spots can be a real pain. And it would be a shame to scratch the paint job on your ride and have to spend your hard earned dough on something that was totally avoidable. Two, if you have a trailer on your already large vehicle, the parking becomes even more difficult. Not to mention you can keep an eye on your cargo while cruising down the freeway to make sure you don’t lose your trailer and cause a pile up. Not to mention just the safety feature alone that makes a wireless camera all the more worth it. If you live in a neighborhood with lot’s of children, a tragic accident can be avoided if a kid is chasing a ball and runs behind your vehicle while backing up. Especially if you have a new driver in your household who, let’s face it, probably isn’t the best driver in the world.

So…

Why wait any longer? A wireless back up system is affordable and takes almost no time at all to install. They’ll help you avoid costly damage or from accidentally hitting someone. So now that all your excuses are gone, get yours now!

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Cerwin-Vega HED Series Speakers – Great Sound at a Lovely Price

So you’ve got a vehicle, but the sound simply isn’t up to par. What do you do? Well, you upgrade your speakers of course!  Cerwin-Vega has made it easy and affordable to get the quality sound you’ve always wanted in your vehicle with the HED series coaxial and component car speakers.

Each woofer cone is composed of a polypropylene cone material which is accurate and lightweight so the speaker will have a greater transient response. The series is equipped with rubber speaker surrounds that help guide the movement of the cone in a perfectly linear fashion in order to preserve the accuracy of the music being produced. Each HED series speaker is equipped with a 19mm mylar dome tweeter that’s responsible for articulating super-high frequencies that pass the range of human hearing. All of these speaker components are driven by a powerful ferrite magnet and an aluminum voice coil that work to control the cone movement and to dissipate heat as quick as possible.

The HED Series car speakers are available in a 4”, 6.5”, 5” x 7” and 6” x 9” coaxial system, and a 5-1/4” and 6-1/2” component system. Both component sets feature a separate tweeter that can be flush mounted into the doors for optimal imaging of your music. Separate crossover networks are included which will blend the frequency spectrum of the mid-woofer to that of the tweeter for an ideal flat response. With relatively low power ratings, these speakers will sound great off the head-unit or even a small amplifier.

The entire HED lineup is constructed using quality parts and materials to ensure a long lasting driver that will forever sound great in your car or truck, so when it’s time for a little sound upgrade, don’t overlook the HED series by Cerwin-Vega. You can check out the whole line-up of speakers by visiting us at SonicElectronix.com!

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A102M Motorized Flip Down LCD Monitor and DVD Player

There was a time… A dark time when you actually had to manually pull down your overhead monitor when you wanted to watch a movie… With your hands and your arms! Can you believe that? Step into the 21st century with Concept’s A102M motorized LCD flip down DVD player. Flip down the crystal clear LCD screen when you want to watch and flip it up when you’re finished with the push of a button. Besides this being extremely convenient on those long car rides when you want to keep your passengers or kids entertained, it also prevents defects and damage that could be done to your monitor from continually pulling and pushing on your screen. Not to mention it’s safer if you’re the only person up front and want to put the monitor down for the people in the back. Besides being convenient, functional and cool it even has a built in DVD player that is PAL/NTSC and SECAM compatible so you don’t NEED an external player BUT it has 2 sets of RCA inputs just in case you DO want to hook it up to an external source. In addition, it has a built FM and IR transmitter so you can either listen through your factory stereo or use a pair of headphones to enjoy your movie. Concept also makes it simple to match your factory interior by providing three different trim rings in Tan, Gray and Black. And hey, if you’re really that technologically advanced and DVD’s are a thing of the past for you, the A102M has built in USB and SD ports so you can watch your digitally stored media. So whether you want to have some added convenience and entertain your kids in the back seat or you want some awesome bling to to show off to your friends, the A102M Chameleon motorized flip down monitor is the way to go. And at a price point that is about the same as standard pull down monitors, what are you waiting for? And you better hurry too because we bought the last ones that Concept had in stock so once they’re gone, they’re gone. Get yours today at Sonic Electronix.

 

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Monster DNA Series Headphones

Monster DNA

If you’re going to be seen with headphones on your ears then you want to make sure they don’t leave you looking like a homeless person, right? Monster has recently released their line of highly expressive DNA Series headphones which are available in both on-ear and in-ear fitments. Whether you’re trying to relax or trying to establish a new world order, these headphones will be able to fill the void of audio and fashion in your life.

Monster DNA On-Ear Headphones

The DNA on-ear version is sure to have anyone turning their head with its sleek deign and multitude of color choices. The In-line ControlTalk allows you to seamlessly connect to most Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPads.  They will allow you the functionality of play/pause/skip for music playback and to easily answer and end phone calls at the touch of a button. The unique shape of the earpads provides optimum comfort for long listening sessions and the large drivers give you a bold and dynamic sound which will have your ears doing happy back flips. Additionally, they offer very excellent noise isolation so you can phase out all the poor, audio-deprived souls.

Monster DNA In-Ear Headphones

The DNA in-ear headphones are very lightweight and portable which allows them to be used in endless applications.  Just like the on-ear version, the in-ears have the ControlTalk Controller to give them music playback and phone call functions. They are ideal for work out sessions where mobility is a must and the tangle free cables support this claim.  They include several different sized ear tips so even if you have deformed ears like me you can find a way to make them work.  Also, they included a nifty carrying case which makes these headphones truly portable.

Remember that your DNA is what makes you unique.  Don’t ruin your uniqueness with standard, run-of-the-mill headphones!

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