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Audiopipe – Car Audio for the People


Who Is Audiopipe?


Audiopipe was initially established in the United States by Gonzalo “Gonzi” Palenzuela. Gonzi’s inspiration to car audio came from his father who started working with Pioneer Japan in the mid 60’s. Gonzi’s father, Gonzalo Senior, became close friends with then president of Pioneer Mr. Tamura, and Gonzalo Senior’s work brought Pioneer to the number one selling car audio brand in the Caribbean and South America. Gonzi, from early on, had the opportunity of interacting with employees at Pioneer Japan and even staying at Mr. Tamura’s home in Tokyo. In Audiopipe’s initial startup, sales were first launched in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions, and then migrated and spread to the US. The initial focus was designing speakers for the Latin and Reggae sound. As Caribbean customers moved to the states , places like New York, Chicago, Orlando and Miami became hot spots for the Audiopipe brand. The brand name has been synonymous with loud and clear percussion and vocals.

Audiopipe is considered a progressive car audio brand that is at the forefront of the car audio evolution. Audiopipe brought Pro Audio to the automobile and has forever changed the car audio industry. Audiopipe’s unique sound performance runs through a wide variety of genres heard throughout the North America/South America, and Caribbean urban underground music culture. They are founded on the basic principles of hard pounding bass, true life percussion, mid-bass and vocal reproduction. As a car audio manufacturer, Audiopipe takes pride in both meeting the demands of their consumers, as well as their installers. All of their customer and installer feedback is taken into their design and development process, and in adopting this philosophy, it has helped them engage into the endless perfecting of their product’s designs for loud and clear results. Nothing makes the developers at Audiopipe more happy than to hear the enthusiasm in a customer’s voice as they say “I can’t believe that you were able to make what I requested so quickly”.

In 2013 Audiopipe finalized the construction of its state of the art manufacturing facility. Allowing new designs and ideas to come to life quickly and ensuring that those designs are manufactured to the highest standards.

Audiopipe, High Performance


Audiopipe customers have been asking for more power handling and more enduring amplifiers. The 2015 lineup delivers with triple stacked magnets on the TXX-BD3 series, sound quality with high power in the Q-12 driver, and true spec output from the APCL family of amplifiers. Not only do these models handle more power and output more power, they are specifically designed to handle and output that high power for an extended period of time. Even better, they are engineered to be affordable and enjoyed by everyone!



‘Quality’ is the theme behind the Q-12, and it is clearly seen in the overall build of the driver. A Quad stacked 250oz magnet increases the magnetic field surrounding the oversized 3″ 4 Layer voice coil, generating a mechanical force that causes the coil to move back and forth. The Q-12 features Edge Extension technology that provides maximum flexibility under extreme excursion with the advantage of a greater cone surface.

Audiopipe Q-12

1000 Watt RMS 12-inch Q-Series Dual 2 Ohm Subwoofer



The ever popular TXX-BD3-12 is equipped with a 3.3-inch 4 layer black aluminum voice coil, a 204oz triple stacked magnet, and a motor capable of handling a rated 900 watts RMS, giving them the size and power capacity for extreme endurance challenges. Its size, configuration, and power ratings makes it a perfect match for the very attractive Audiopipe APCL-15001D.

Audiopipe TXX-BD3-12

900W RMS 12-inch TXX-BD Series Dual 4 ohm Subwoofer



The only product in the Audiopipe lineup that is more popular than the BD3 drivers, is the Audiopipe APCL-15001D. We set out to see how much power the amplifier could provide and the APCL-15001D proved to not only do its rated numbers at 14V but it also gave us up to 35% more power on a 16V load.

Audiopipe APCL-15001D

1500W Consumer Line Series Monoblock Class D Amplifier


Audiopipe on the Streets

Gonzi and your Audiopipe Team
“Wherever your audio lifestyle takes you, know that Audiopipe is here to meet the challenges of endurance in the modern world.”


Audiopipe’s involvement in the car audio community is prominent at all car shows. Their Research and Development starts at the consumer, and the outcome is a following that will stop at nothing to put as much Audiopipe product in their vehicles as physically possible. Audiopipe builds are often very unique, in that they are intended to create a concert of crisp, loud, clear audio. It isn’t uncommon to see a completely walled off trunk or cargo area with all Audiopipe Mids, Subwoofers, and/or Amplifiers.

With Audiopipe, we have achieved great victories in the most competitive events in Columbia, it has been quite an experience.

Walter Fernando Jimenez Giraldo

In short, Audiopipe is a brand that makes people feel vigorous and energetic for car audio systems…Audiopipe is destined to be a household name…

Mr. Chen Quanzhong

Our target customers are the people that want that loud bass and clean sound but also want a quality product that will last.

Yong's Audio Connection



Hands-Free Bluetooth Installation Made Easy with Axxeses Plug-and-play Harnesses

“Hello!? Where are you? You sound like you’re in a wind tunnel (note sarcasm)…” Have you ever heard this from a friend, customer or colleague while using your standalone Bluetooth device in your car? Yes? Thought so…

Most universal standalone hands-free Bluetooth devices for your car can be cumbersome and do not sound very good to the user, or to the person on the other end of the phone. Of course there are exceptions to this, but integrated add-on Bluetooth car kits for your factory stereo are definitely the way to go. They usually include independent microphones and displays. Both of which are very beneficial. But, a down side could be the need of professional installation. This can be a little intimidating for the average weekend warrior/installer. Now, there are plug-and-play harnesses to make their installation simpler.

Specifically Axxesses new line of vehicle specific harnesses.

Vehicle Specific Harnesses for Bluetooth Devices:

Axxess Vehicle specific harness for select Parrot, Novero and Motorola Bluetooth car kits

Axxess engineered this line of T-harnesses for most vehicles. They provide a direct plug-and-play between your vehicles stereo harness, and select Parrot, Novero and Motorola Bluetooth interfaces.

They are literally that simple. They take the guessing game out of which wire goes where for you or your installer.



Bluetooth Car Kits:

Motorola TK30

Parrot, Motorola, and Novero make a full range of compatible kits to suit everyone’s needs. From the budget conscience Motorola TK30, with an LCD screen and voice recognition, to the great Novero TrulyOne.


The Novero TrulyOne features a convenient display that allows users to visually track options, take full advantage of all of your phone’s features, including voice options and phone book sync. It also providesr multipoint connectivity allowing for connection for up to two Bluetooth compatible devices. The TrulyOne is a stylish and modern application. By the way, both of these kits stream music wirelessly, as do most of them.


So, if you are looking for a Bluetooth device for your vehicle, but are worried that there will be too much involved in having it installed, it can be easy as just plugging it in. Well, maybe a little more but you get the idea. Here at Sonic Electronix we have bundled these two items together at a discount to make your lives easier, and to save you some money! So check them out! If you need assistance selecting the correct harness for your application you can give our knowledgeable Customer Commitment team a call or buy them directly at sonicelectronix.com.


Car Audio Equipment Ideal for Hip-Hop/Rap Music

Ever wonder as to whether or not it makes a difference as to what type of sound system you have in your vehicle that truly fits with the type of music you listen to? Well the truth is that yes, there is quite a significance in sound quality dependent upon pairing up the right equipment to fit into what style of music you prefer to listen to.

Kicker C104 10" Subwoofer

Kicker C104 10" Subwoofer

The best car speakers for Hip Hop music should be designated to make your songs sound great. Hip Hop sounds best on a system that has the ability to create good bass notes and strong midrange sound. The bass notes are vital to make sure the beat is clear through the song. The midrange notes will make the lyrics and backup crisp and powerful.

Earthquake Sound TNT-12S 12" Subwoofer

Earthquake Sound TNT-12S 12" Subwoofer

The best speakers for bass are clearly subwoofers or “subs.” 10 inch or 12 inch subs will hit the bass notes that are too low for standard speakers. When you turn up the bass in a car without subs the music becomes distorted and doesn’t sound right. Add the extra bass of a subwoofer, and it sounds accurate to its production. That’s the extra power of the larger speakers coming in to give the bass an extra hit.

JL Audio TR600-CXi 6" Speakers

JL Audio TR600-CXi 6" Speakers

For midrange, a good set of 6 inch speakers will fill out the system very nicely. This will combine with the subs giving your favorite songs the quality sound you deserve. 6 by 9 speakers are a little more expensive, but they are even niftier than 6 inch speakers and have a little better range. If you can fit it in your budget, they are a great choice.

Pioneer TS-A6994R 6" x 9" Speakers

Pioneer TS-A6994R 6" x 9" Speakers

With these 2 basic components, you’ll be sure to have a great sounding car stereo. If it’s in your budget you might even consider adding a basic set of tweeters, but they aren’t as important because high notes aren’t as common in Hip Hop as they are in other types of music.

Make sure you check out all of our car audio equipment here at Sonic Electronix, and make sure you find the right system that will truly bring out the definition of your choice in music while you are on the road.


Nexus 7 In-Dash Vs. Regular Decks

Part two of the Nexus 7 In-Dash has been released and Allyn at Sonic Electronix goes through a follow up on how the new dash is working out.

One of the things I wanted to focus on are the pros and cons to actually setting up a system such as this for yourself. At first glance, it definitely looks super awesome, and since the tablet itself can be removed from the system at anytime by the user, it’s a lot more convenient when traveling. Most important is the fact that you have all that awesome features that the Nexus 7 provides you right in your car dash. The tablet itself is very smooth during use with almost no delay, and the Google Maps navigation feature provided is one of the best for portable devices. The Nexus 7 already has so many amazing features that most of you know yourself, and having in your car is just totally awesome. Imagine the fact that you are capable of even checking your email on your dash stereo! And playing Angry Birds? (Which I highly recommend you do NOT do while driving, but cool when you are parked and waiting in your car for something or someone).

JVC KW-AV60As for the cons (because there’s always going to be some), the fact is that you lose the traditional features provided on regular decks. First and foremost you are not going to be able to have a CD/DVD player anymore (unless you have another component installed.) You lose AM/FM capabilities (yet you can make up for it by streaming it through the tablet), and you also won’t be able to install a backup camera screen into your dash unless you install it in another area of your vehicle. Most importantly, you cannot truly use just about any of the features on the tablet unless you have a 3G phone to tether it to the tablet. So if you are still a basic phone user, I wouldn’t really recommend this installation.

But all together, I personally really like this installation and Sonic Electronix’s creativity in providing different ideas and concepts as to what you can do with your car stereo system. Sonic Electronix offers custom installations like this for ALL vehicles, so feel free to call or email us to inquire about getting a Tablet installed in your car!


Google Nexus 7 in the Dash of Dodge Ram

Sonic Electronix continues to test their creativity by experimenting with the Google Nexus 7 Tablet. Installed in a 2008 Dodge Ram, the actual concept itself can not only be looked at as something original, but also a less pricey option for those looking to start a project such a this while upgrade their car audio system. While similar installs have been done with Apple iPad tablets, this install shows that there is a less-expensive alternative to the iPad or a perfect solution for those that prefer the Android operating system.

The tablet is about the same size as a standard 7″ Double DIN receiver and can be removed while not in use, making the Nexus 7 perfectly usable inside and outside of the dash cradle.

Make sure you also check out Sonic Electronix YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/SonicElectronixTV for more awesome videos featuring some great products and resources.