Tag: Aftermarket Car Audio

Earthquake Sound’s Best Valued Subwoofers

For those of you who aren’t interested in spending a lot of money but would love to get some bass in your car, there is an answer. Sonic Electronix is proud to offer both the DB Series and the TNT Series subwoofers by Earthquake Sound. These subs are similar in price but very different in design, and we are going to highlight some key features of each series.

The TNT Series Subwoofers feature an extremely high cone excursion for maximum movement of air. The high-roll foam surround allows the speaker cone to maintain complete linear movement while moving rapidly, which assists the cone in achieving its excursion. This series is designed for anyone interested in getting an explosive sound at the most affordable price possible. The voice coils on these subs can withstand high temperatures, allowing the magnet motor structure to operate cleaner and more efficiently. Earthquake Sound has stripped the subwoofer down to its basics with the TNT series, allowing more focus on the performance and not the flashiness.

The DB Series Subwoofers are similarly priced to the TNT’s, and they offer a higher quality output that matches perfectly to any high end set of car speakers. You’ll be impressed with the DB subwoofers once you hear them. They produce hard hitting bass with smooth transient peaks. The Pulp Fiber subwoofer cone sounds excellent in lower frequencies, and produces a very smooth and transparent roll-off into higher frequencies. Backed by a 5-year manufacturer warranty, it’s easy to see that Earthquake stands behind their products. If your sound system is lacking a lower sound stage, the DB series subwoofers will fill that gap.

When it comes down to the decision, you will be happy no matter which of these car subwoofers you decide on. The TNT’s will put some bump in your trunk; while the DB’s will seamlessly fill that lower music range with quality, hard-hitting bass. Earthquake Sound has it all, so look no further.

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Upgrade the Audio in your 2010 Scion xD

Upgrade the Audio 2010 Scion XD

The Scion xD ranks in at number 6 of the most popular cars for Generation Y. With a unique body shape, affordable Scion pricing, and an exclusive Scion lifestyle, it is easy to see why this car is among the best selling vehicles for Generation Y. One of the best things about the Scion xD is the ease of aftermarket customization. In this blog, we discuss some of the more popular audio upgrades that can be installed in the Scion xD.

Upgrade the Stereo

The 2010 Scion xD is able to accommodate an aftermarket Single or Double DIN radio. To replace your factory stereo with an aftermarket one, use one of the following dash kits and wiring harnesses.

Manufacturer Dash Kit Standard Wiring Harness
Metra Electronics Metra 99-8230
Metra 95-8202
Metra 70-1761
Scosche Scosche SCN4200B Scosche TA02B

Both of the dash kit listed above will allow for the installation of a single or double DIN stereo. With freedom to choose a single or double DIN, xD owners are free to choose just about any Car Stereo they like.

Upgrade your Speakers

While those stock Scion speakers might sound good, installing some aftermarket speakers will make your Scion xD sound great! The following speaker information from the Metra Online Vehicle Fitment Guide can be used to find the right pair of speakers for your xD.

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

Speakers and subwoofers that fit the Scion xD:

Note: The Metra VFG was used to determine the vehicle speaker sizes in this blog. Due to different trims on cars, i recommend calling a Sonic Electronix rep to confirm that the speakers sizes and DIN sizes are compatible with your trim.

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Upgrade the Audio in your 2010 Ford Focus

Upgrade the Audio 2010 Ford Focus

The Ford Focus ranks in at number 5 of the most popular cars for Generation Y. It is proudly the only domestic car on the top 10 cars list in our previous blog. With a great new look, excellent price tag, and domestic pride, it is easy to see why this car is among the best selling vehicles for Generation Y. One of the best things about the Ford Focus is the exciting and colorful interior. In this blog, we discuss some of the more popular audio upgrades that can be installed in the 2010 Ford Focus.

Upgrade the Stereo

The 2010 Ford Focus comes standard with a factory Double DIN Radio. To replace your factory stereo with an aftermarket one, use one of the following dash kits and wiring harnesses.

Manufacturer Dash Kit Wiring Harness
Metra Electronics Metra 99-5816 Axxess XSVI-5520-NAV
Scosche Scosche FD1437B

Both of the dash kit listed above will allow for the installation of a single or double DIN stereo. With freedom to choose a single or double DIN, Focus owners are free to choose just about any Car Stereo they like.

Don’t forget the Antenna Adapter! Use the Metra 40-CR10 or the Scosche CRAB to connect your new stereo to your factory radio antenna.

Upgrade your Speakers

While those stock Ford speakers might sound good, installing some aftermarket speakers will make your Ford Focus sound great! The following speaker information from the Metra Online Vehicle Fitment Guide can be used to find the right pair of speakers for your Focus.

Location Size Depth
Front Speakers 6″ x 8″ 4″
Rear Speakers 6″ x 8″ 6″
Subwoofer 10″ 4″

Speakers and subwoofers that fit the Ford Focus:

Retain 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.

Note: The Metra VFG was used to determine the vehicle speaker sizes in this blog. Due to different trims on cars, i recommend calling a Sonic Electronix rep to confirm that the speakers sizes and DIN sizes are compatible with your trim.

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