Tag: Car Speakers

MTX – Serious About Sound


Who is MTX?


MTX Audio is part of the Mitek Consumer Electronics Group, a family-owned American manufacturer that for over forty years has been providing high-performance car, marine, home, and street audio products to customers in over 80 countries around the world.

From the simple beginnings of building speakers from a rural garage to becoming one of the Nation’s largest U.S. manufacturers of high performance car, home, professional and commercial audio products; MiTek Corporation has maintained the vision, leadership, and dedication of Founder and CEO Loyd Ivey. Ivey began his very own company, Ivey Electronics, in 1971 and after a merger with American Case Company in 1974 American Acoustic Labs, or AAL, was born. Soon thereafter MiTek Corporation was founded as the umbrella company to a vast assortment of diverse and innovative audio companies. To this day Ivey remains the visionary leader and driving force behind the MiTek family of companies.

1979 ushered in the MiTek acquisition Matrecs, a manufacturer of mobile audio products which became known as MTX Audio in 1983. As the founding company under the MiTek umbrella, MTX Audio offers the broadest selection of consumer products in the MiTek family. With a sharp focus on the marketplace and ever-changing industry needs, MTX delivers classic, high performance car, home, and professional audio products geared toward audio enthusiasts of all ages and listening preferences. Since its creation, MTX has been the innovator of some of the now standard audio ideas, including inventing the first mobile audio enclosure in 1984.

MTX Audio’s facilities in Phoenix, AZ, Winslow, IL, and Monroe, WI house their engineering teams that design and create all of their products and have been responsible for dozens of patents and innovations including Adaptive Class D amplifier technology, Smart Engage auto turn on circuitry and the JackHammer Superwoofer – the largest production subwoofer in the world.

Put Some Thunder In Your Dome


For decades, MTX Audio has been synonymous with SPL, Loud and Thunderous sound. MTX has won hundreds of competitions trophies, and continue to develop innovative new products for the average enthusiast to win a few of their own. The current lineup is highlighted by the XThunder amplifiers, delivering huge power from a small frame. The 75 Series SuperWoofer has been known for being extremely reliable even when played long and hard. MTX doesn’t leave the audiophile behind, their Signature Speakers feature a high end design that provides high fidelity output seldom matched in the market.


The Xthunder amplifiers deliver power that you never knew could come from such a small package. They pump out enormous power to drive your speakers properly. If you want a High Class Amplifier that will enrich your vehicle’s sound system, and put out plenty of power for your lows all the way to your highs, then we recommend XTHUNDER Amplifiers.


1200W RMS XThunder Series Mononlock Class D Amplifier




Just like the 95 Series, the 75 Series is a “GAME CHANGER” in the SPL world. If you compete and want a SuperWoofer that’s not only affordable, but reliable, and has been Engineered by some of the Best in the Manufacturing World then consider the 75 Series driver.

MTX 7515-44

1500 Watt 15-inch 75 Series Dual 4-Ohm Subwoofer




High end design, audiophile quality sound, and unique mounting options make the Signature Speakers an excellent choice for sound quality enthusiasts. Signature Series Speakers not only look Amazing, but Sound so clean and clear that you will never believe a speaker could have such technology and transparency designed into a speaker.


6.5-inch Signature Series 150W 2-Way Component Speakers


MTX on the Streets


MTX Audio leads the industry in rocking races, shows and festivals showcasing gorgeous custom cars with outrageous sound systems. This often translates into a large following of enthusiasts who want to replicate the genius of MTX builders. From their legendary 400 pound JackHammer 24 Inch SuperWoofer to their Vehicle Specific ThunderForm enclosures, MTX has always found a way into the vehicles of many.






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Top 10 Sonic Comments of the Week


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


May 30 at 8:48am - Jon Morgan

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


2Basshead Problems Life-choices


May 29 at 10:24am - Tony Nuszkiewicz

I chose bass screw groceries lol


3/4Just look…


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

5Gimme Moar!


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


May 12 at 10:07am - Pete LeClair

my neon put them all to shame



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


- Jay Campagna


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



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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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!


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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