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Upgrade The Audio In Your 2006-2011 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is the fourth most popular car on the market today. This widely popular compact car has a wide variety of powertrains, features a comfortable and composed ride, has great fuel economy, along with a spacious interior. In this blog, we will discuss some of the popular audio upgrades that can be installed in a 2006-2011 Honda Civic.

1UPGRADE THE STEREO

The 2006-2010 Honda Civic vehicles come standard with a factory single-DIN or double DIN Radio integrated into the dashboard. To replace your factory stereo with an aftermarket one, use one of the following dash kits and wiring harnesses. We do offer free installation accessories with the purchase of a new car stereo.

Brand: Single DIN Kit Double DIN Kit Wiring Harness
Metra Metra 99-7871T Metra 99-7871T Metra 70-1722
Scosche Scosche HA1561DGB Scosche HA1561DGB Scosche HA10B

As you can see above, the same dash kits work with a single or double DIN stereo. With freedom to choose a single or double DIN, Honda Civic car owners are free to choose just about any Car Stereo they would like.

stopDon’t forget to grab an Antenna Adapter! Use the Metra 40-30 antenna adapter kit to connect your new car stereo to your factory radio antenna.

2RETAIN YOUR STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS

Upgrading the audio system does not mean losing any features. That means that the steering wheel controls will need to be retained and connected to the new stereo. Axxess has made it easy with an automatically programming interface. Use the Axxess ASWC to keep the convenience of these steering wheel controls and enable them to work with your new stereo.

3UPGRADE YOUR SPEAKERS

While there may be nothing wrong with your stock Honda speakers, installing some aftermarket car speakers will make your Honda Civic sound amazing! The following speaker information from the Metra Online Vehicle Fitement Guide can be used to find the right pair of speakers for your Civic.

Location Size Depth
Front Speakers 6-1/2″ 4″
Front Tweeters 1-1/4″ 2″
Rear Speakers 6-1/2″ 3″

Speakers that Fit the 2006-2011 Honda Civic

Note: The Metra VFG was used to determine the vehicle speaker sizes in this blog. Due to different trims on cars, I highly recommend calling a Sonic Electronix representative at 1-877-289-7664 to confirm that the speaker sizes and DIN sizes are compatible with your trim.

4ADD SOME BASS

After upgrading your stereo and car speakers, your Honda Civic is going to sound incredible. However, in order to really get the most out of your vehicle’s sound system, you can add a subwoofer with an enclosure! A subwoofer will allow you to really hear your music’s low frequencies. Here is a list of what you will need to add some killer bass to your Honda Civic.

  • Subwoofer
  • Subwoofer Enclosure
  • Amplifier
  • Amp Wiring Kit
  • Speaker Wire

We suggest this Complete Bass Package for your Honda Civic:

Belva BPKG110
Belva BPKG110

500W Complete Bass Package with 10

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Boss Audio Phantom Skull Series Car Speakers

Phantom Skull Series Car Speakers

Boss Audio prides itself on being a trendsetter in the car audio industry when it comes to the cosmetic design of their products. They produce a wide variety of car audio products such as headunits, power amplifiers, loudspeakers, subwoofers and more. Boss Audio designs their products to not only look good, but perform well too. This can be said for their newest line of speakers which is called the Phantom Skull Series. Here at Sonic Electronix, we carry the 4” x 6” SK462, 5-1/4” SK552, 5-1/4” 3-way SK553, and the most popular Boss Audio 6-1/2” SK652.

The Phantom Skull Series Car Speakers are very catchy to the eye with the custom tooled removable skull design tweeter cover. This cover is a chrome plated skull design with red eyes that light up to match the beat of the music. Boss Audio designed this to add some flavor and looks to any car audio system. Each set of speakers in this series is constructed with a black metallic poly injected cone, butyl rubber surrounds, and either a 1” mylar dome tweeter or 1” piezo tweeter (SK553 only). The metallic poly injected cone provides durability during long sessions of operation while the butyl rubber surrounds provide high amounts of excursion. A couple other shared features include a 1” high temperature aluminum voice coil and a 4 ohm impedance.

The Boss Audio SK462 is a 4” x 6” 2-way speaker system with each speaker featuring a peak power rating of 125 watts and and an RMS rating of 62.5 watts. The 2-1/8” mounting depth allows for easy mounting in almost any car that take 4” x 6” speakers. The phantom skull series SK552 is the 5-1/4” model that has 125 watts peak and 62.5 watts RMS in each speaker. This version has a very shallow mounting depth of 1-7/8” and has a frequency response of 85-20,000 Hz. The 3-Way SK553 features a 1” piezo dome tweeter and a 1” mylar dome midrange. This version is equipped with a peak power output of 137.5 watts and an RMS output of 67.5 watts for each speaker. The most popular model in this phantom skull series line is the 6-1/2” 2-way SK652. This version puts out a peak power rating of 150 watts and an RMS rating of 75 watts to each speaker. The SK652 has a 90 dB sensitivity, 65-20,000 Hz frequency response, and a 2-5/16” mounting depth.

No matter what vehicle you might have, there is a Boss Audio Phantom Skull Series Speaker System that will suit your every need. Sonic Electronix is an authorized internet dealer of all Boss Audio products so you can be assured that you will get most bang for your buck.

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Hifonics Mercury MX6 Car Speakers

Hifonics Mercury MX6

By Seth Wilde – Product Specialist

For those that have been following this blog, you will be familiar with a theme that is currently brought up. That is quality speakers for a low price.  Sonic Electronix is constantly striving to pass the best deals on to their customers.  Programs like the Make an Offer and the Beat a Price are just a few examples of services that visitors of the site can take advantage of to get the best deal.  In addition to those services, Sonic finds bulk deals that will allow them to offer low prices on quality items.  Recently, Maxxsonics offered a fantastic deal to Sonic for some high-end Hifonics speakers.  Because of the excellent relationship between Maxxsonics and Sonic Electronix, they are able to pass on a once in a lifetime deal for the Hifonics Mercury MX6 car speakers.

Staying true to the reliable Mercury line, Hifonics released a popular set of car speakers with the MX6.  With mounting holes for both Domestic and European models, this set is an excellent choice for any car that has the space for a 6.5” car speaker.  These power hungry speakers are capable of accepting 120 watts of RMS power all day, every day.  That is plenty of power and more than most amplifiers are able to output.  In the cases that a higher power amp is going to be connected, the Hifonics Mercury MX6 speaker is able to handle a peak of 600 watts!  Maxxsonics has built these speakers with durable materials and quality controlled manufacturing. An Injection molded polypropylene woofer cone and a Moisture-resistant rubber surround are used along the face of the speaker.   For all the highs, a 3/4” pure titanium tweeter is used.  The result is a well-built speaker that will last a long time and provide years of excellent audio.

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MB Quart FKS 116

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By Gideon V. – Sonic Electronix Editor

If you are looking to add speakers but space is at a premium, the 6-1/2” MB Quart FKS 116 speakers are the perfect solution. These 6.5″ speakers are specially designed for shallow-mount applications. The bottom-mount depth is a paltry 3-3/16” and the top mount depth is only 2-5/8” deep. Representing MB Quart’s Formula series line, these 2-way speakers are sure to please your ears with melodic sound. Rated at 40 watts of RMS power, the FKS 116 speakers produce tunes that are well balanced and realistic sounding. The polypropylene cone enables these speakers to emit exceptional sound even throughout the most extreme temperature changes.

In terms of durability, the FKS 116 speakers are fashioned with butyl rubber surrounds to help the speakers endure harsh elements. Along with the durable cone materials, you can be assured that these speakers will provide top quality tunes for many years. The protective grill protects the cone from damage. Titanium dome tweeters are mounted on the center of the cone. These tweeters will bring precision and clarity to your car stereo system.

These speakers will fit in vehicles with 6-1/2” mounting holes. You simply remove the factory speakers and then wire and screw these speakers into place. These 4 Ohm coaxial speakers will immediately be a step up from your factory speakers. The FKS 116’s performance certainly lives up to the MB Quart brand’s reputation and is sure to satisfy even the pickiest of audiophiles.

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