Tag: Car Amplifier

Top 10 Sonic Comments of the Week

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1*Puts down seat* . Here me now?Good

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May 30 at 8:48am - Jon Morgan

Or for the subwoofer trunk build peeps pulling the seats down to get better sound

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2Basshead Problems Life-choices

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May 29 at 10:24am - Tony Nuszkiewicz

I chose bass screw groceries lol

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3/4Just look…

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May 27 at 12:13pm - Eric Morris
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May 28 at 5:29am - Philip Jolly
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5Gimme Moar!

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May 22 at 4:08pm - Rusty Shackleford

True but then again I am never satisfied with bass. I always end up needing more powah!!!!!

6OEM vs. Aftermarket. Thoughts???

May 23 at 12:40pm - Jd Thompson

Some newer cars today have a decent sound system that can compete with about $500 worth of upgrades in a stock basic system. However if you want any real power combined with any kind of quality you definitely need an aftermarket system bc even with advanced speaker placement your not going to get alot of power from a factory system even if amplified. So if you want to see more that 110-120db (if your lucky) from your car stereo you need to go aftermarket! And quite frankly my dodge magnum’s factory amplified system is loud but it doesn’t tickle my sweet spot for power!

7+10 HP

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May 12 at 10:07am - Pete LeClair

my neon put them all to shame

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8Grill²


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Carter Schindel

Grill envy look at that cooler

9You pull up to a red light and hear the car next to you is bumping louder than your system. What’s your next move?

May 21 at 10:59am - Tony Nuszkiewicz

I love to turn my bass knob down to where there’s no bass to let them think they’re louder, then once the light turns green crank the knob up and watch their heads turn and just stare at me, lol

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- Jay Campagna
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Sony + Wheelfire Giveaway

Wheelfire/Sony Giveaway

At Sonic Electronix, we know you guys love the chance to win free stuff! For the month of November, we are doing a giveaway that is a little bit different than our usual giveaways. Sonic Electronix has teamed up with Wheelfire.com, giving all of our entrants the chance to win a complete Sony GS Experience car audio system as well as a set of RUFF Racing Rims from WheelFire for your vehicle. The giveaway is running until the end of November, so if you haven’t entered yet, here is how you can enter!

How to Enter

1Go to the Wheelfire/Sony Giveaway tab on Sonic Electronix’s Facebook page.

2Fill out the form at the bottom of the page with your first and last name as well as a valid email address.

3Show us a photo or video of your stock rims! There are many ways to go about this. You can either upload a photo from your computer, upload one from your Instagram account, or upload one with our entry email system. If you wish to show us a video of your stock rims, you may upload a one from your Instagram, YouTube, or Vimeo account.

4Submit your entry and keep an eye out for the winner announcement on our Facebook at the beginning of December!

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There will be one winner of this giveawayThey will win the RUFF Racing Rims which will be fit to their vehicle. In addition, they will win a Sony GS Series Sound System with a XM-GS100 Monoblock Amplifier, a XM-GS400 4-Channel Amplifier, a XS-GS80L 8″ Subwoofer, a set of XS-GS1621C 6.5″ 2-Way Component Speakers, as well as a set of XS-GS1521 6.5″ 2-Way Coaxial Speakers. Good luck everyone! Until next time, we’ll see ya later!

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MB Quart Reference MYKRO Amplifiers

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New to the 2013 Lineup is the brand new MB Quart Reference lineup – the Reference MYKRO. This is the first time the folks at MB Quart have gone with a full-range Class D Design. They are CEA-Compliant amplifiers designed to offer a small, compact install; but still retain big, heavy output.

MB Quart RM440.4

The new MB Quart Reference MYKRO amplifiers are
available in a 4-channel, 5-channel, and a monoblock configuration. All of them use Class D technology, and the four and five channel are both full-range Class D amps.

The new MB Quart Reference MYKRO amplifiers are available in a 4-channel, 5-channel, and a monoblock configuration. All of them use Class D technology, and the four and five channel are both full-range Class D amps.

Each amplifier has a Q-Stasis pre-amplifier circuitry stage. This circuitry rejects noise and assures that clean signal is introduced into the amplifier circuitry. The signal that comes into the amplifier from the source unit can vary widely and depending on the length of the RCA cable, there is a nerly certain chance f noise being injected into that signal wire. Signal from a head unit can be as low as 2 volts and as high as 8 volts. It is critical that an amplifier be able to balance this input signal without allowing noise into the circuit. The Q-Stasis Pre Amplifier Stage keeps the signal in balanced, quiet, and ready for the amplification circuit.

These amps are the definite choice for those limited with space in their installation, but still want have a clean, powerful amplifier. The Hybrid Class D topology is designed for a small footprint, but has exceptional sound quality.
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Top Locations to Mount a Car Amplifier

There’s no greater accomplishment than installing a sound system on your own. Sometimes you’ll run into road blocks along the way, like finding a location to mount your new amplifier. There are many places that are acceptable to mount an amplifier, and it’s a matter of finding the one the works best for your application.

Underneath the Seat

One of the most common locations to mount an amplifier is underneath a seat. This method will keep your amp out of sight and leave your car looking factory. If you’re installing a 4-channel car amplifier to power your door speakers, by mounting it under your seat you will have a central location to rout all of your speaker wires. Keep in mind you will need to hide any connections that could potentially be kicked or stepped on by passengers.

Trunk or Hatch Area

Another option is to mount the amplifier in your trunk or hatch area. This is most commonly done with subwoofer amplifiers, as it’s easy to keep the length of the speaker wire leading to your subwoofer down to a minimum. Keep in mind if you have a vehicle where you can see into the trunk area, this may not be the best location.

Amplifier Rack

If you’re going for a custom look for your installation you can build what’s called an amp rack. An amplifier rack can be anything that you’ve built to hold one or multiple amps in place. You can mount amplifiers in places like under the rear deck of a sedan, hidden in open cavities of your car or any other place you can think of. If you do build a rack to hide your amplifier, make sure it has lots of ventilation as it will get hot.

Final Tips

If you want to mount a car amplifier to the back of an enclosure, add a rubber gasket wherever you put a screw in. This will reduce vibrations that travel to the amplifier, potentially causing damage. If you decide to mount your amp to the back of a seat, remember to leave a couple of extra inches on each wire in case you need to fold your seat down. Strategize your installation and plan things out before you start screwing things in. You can do it! Let us know where you prefer to mount your amplifiers in the comment section below!

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Brief Look at the Basics of How Car Amplifiers Work

At some time you may wonder, how does a car amplifier work?  Car amplifiers enhance the signal that runs through the sound system and plays them through the speakers. There are many confusions and mix-ups about how a car amplifier works.

Car Amplifier Circuit Board

Car Amplifier Circuit Board

First, an electrical signal moves into the amplifier, through a circuit board, and out the other side through the speakers.  The electrical signal may originate from wherever the sound source is, such as the radio or from the CD player. These devices direct a signal to the circuit board.  The circuit board boosts the signal as it moves through the sound system of your car.

NVX JAD1200.1 Car Amplifier

NVX JAD1200.1 Car Amplifier

A frequently misinterpreted functioning of car amplifiers is their output.  The output of each car amplifier differs and can be determined very easily.  The RMS (root mean square) rating of the amplifier does not tell you very much about the amplifier because most amplifiers will only reach this level for a segment of a second at a time.  Instead, you can calculate the actual output of your amplifier by multiplying the peak output by 0.7 and then subtracting the amp’s announced peak performance number from the number you just calculated.

Kicker ZX500.1 Car Amplifier

Kicker ZX500.1 Car Amplifier

Another characteristic of the car amplifier that is normally mistaken is the bridging.  An amplifier that is bridged or can be bridged is simply an amplifier that can create one power supply out of the left and right power supplies.  This can significantly boost the power supply to one subwoofer.

When looking at bridgeable amplifiers the term “bridgeable” basically means that the amplifier has the ability to combine the left and the right channel wattage into a single output for one subwoofer. Many amplifiers are not bridgeable either way make sure to read the manufacturer’s recommendation before bridging the channels. To bridge an amplifier, simply place the negative cable of the speaker to the negative terminal of one channel, and the positive cable to the positive of the other. The united power will send the total of both channel’s power to one speaker.

Make sure to check out the vast amount of car amplifiers we have here at Sonic Electronix and find one compatible for your needs today.

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