Tag: Car Subwoofers

Optimizing an Aftermarket System For the Best Sound

If you’re one of the many people wondering how they can get better sound out of their vehicle’s sound system, well then you’re in luck. In this blog article, we’re going to go over the different ways, our car audio experts believe, are the best and most effective to get better sound out of your car audio system. So, here are the best ways to improve the sound in your vehicle! And as always, if you have any further questions for our experts, feel free to comment below this article!

1Make Sure You Have the Appropriate Wiring

4 Gauge Cable at Sonic Electronix

First off, it is very important that your car audio system (or any audio system for that matter) has the appropriate wiring and that the wiring is in good condition. It is crucial to your audio system that your wiring and connections have good quality wire, good grounds, good tuning, as well as good RCAs. It is also important that you have matching wire and ground sizes, and that your wiring sizes are True to Size. Our experts suggest that if you want a solid connection, you should use Oxygen Free Copper wire instead of Copper Clad Aluminum. Following these tips will ensure that your amplifier, speakers, and subwoofers have a solid connection and are getting the adequate amount of power to run without failing or clipping.

2Install Car Speakers So That They’re Flush With the Door Panel

Second, it is important for your car audio sound system, that your car speakers are installed so that they meet with the door panels. The way our experts accomplish this is either by making a baffle or Speaker Spacers at Sonic Electronixspacer ring out of MDF and seal it with a foam gasket where the back of the speaker meets that plate or the door panel itself. On the front of the speaker where you have the rubber surround, you will want to isolate the exterior with foam. This will make your car speakers have more directional sound toward the outside of the door panel. This, in turn, will make your car speakers’ sound a lot better. Unfortunately, if your aftermarket car speakers aren’t sealed off with foam, there is a chance that your sound is going to feed into the door panel instead of coming out of the speaker’s grill, which will not provide good sound.

3Add Sound Dampening to Your Vehicle

The next tip our car audio experts have for getting the best sound out of your system is to add sound dampening to the vehicle. It is important to your sound’s quality that you add sound dampening to the door panels. This will make your car speaker’s sound much more solid than it would sound without sound dampening. Since the door acts as an enclosure for your midrange frequencies, so the more sealed off the door is, the better midbass you will get in your system.

4Make Sure Your Subs Have the Right Enclosure

It is crucial for your car audio’s sound, specifically for those lower frequencies within your system, that your subwoofers have the correct type and size of enclosure. Pay attention to the box specifications that your subwoofers need and make sure that your prefab or custom built subwoofer enclosure comes as close as possible to those specifications. In addition, make sure that whatever box you do get, that it is going to fit your vehicle and that it will sound good in your vehicle. If you are building a custom subwoofer enclosure, it is always a good idea to tune the sub enclosure for your specific vehicle.

5Have Adequate Power for Your Audio System

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It is incredibly important that you have enough power running your system. First, you should make sure you have the correct type and amount of car batteries (also called power cells) running your audio system. In addition, your system may require that you invest in an upgraded alternator or a secondary battery.

We hope these car audio sound tips helped some of you guys out there! Until next time, we’ll cya later!

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What It Takes to Be a Basshead

What it Takes to Be a Basshead

Here at Sonic Electronix, we value your all of your guys’ opinions on all things audio. Especially when it comes to bass. And when it comes to bass and car audio, being a basshead is definitely important. Last week we posted on our Facebook, the question “What does it take to be a basshead?” Thank  you to everyone who submitted their answers. Here are the top five answers from our followers. And, if you have any basshead tips to add, feel free to comment below!

1When You Buy…

…your vehicle based on your system plans. – Eric M.

2Your Music

When you listen to music you don’t like just for the bassline. – Jetta R.

3In the Name of Bass

Going in knowing you’re going to break a perfectly good automobile in the name of bass. – James M.

4Just Love Bass

Just love bass, and everything car audio. Never look down on another’s sound system. – Jose J.

5Subwoofer Wattage

At least 6000 watts to the subs – William S.

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Infinity BassLink SM Shallow Mount Powered Car Subwoofer

One of the great new products that Infinity™ introduced at the International CES show this year was their completely redesigned BassLink SM. The BassLink is a shallow mount powered car subwoofer. This compact, under the seat subwoofer is designed to improve the bass performance in vehicles while putting the richness back into the music. In addition, the BassLink SM’s small housing makes it possible to add bass to your vehicle without taking  up a whole bunch of space. In fact, you can even install it under your car seat!


Infinity Basslink SM

  • Compact, Long Excursion, 8-Inch Subwoofer
  • Class D 80W Amplification
  • Extremely Shallow Design
  • Fits Underneath or Behind Car Seat
  • Beautiful, Sleek Design
  • Easy Installation


 

The release of this brand new BassLink design definitely impressed us. The last model of Infinity’s BassLink powered car subwoofer was a much bigger design, with a 10″ subwoofer and a much wider housing. We love the new BassLink design and the fact that it adds excellent bass to your vehicle – at a great price! The BassLink SM powered car subwoofers will be available for purchase at Sonic Electronix sometime in April. Until next time, we’ll cya later!

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Custom NVX Subwoofer Enclosure for Lexus IS Series

NVX Lexus Enclosure

NVX Lexus Enclosure
When it comes to car audio, adding a subwoofer to your vehicle’s sound system is crucial if you are looking to really hear the low frequencies in your music. When you add a subwoofer to your vehicle, you will need to put it in an enclosure that both fits your vehicle as well as the subwoofer. This classic method of adding bass to your system can tend to be a little inconvenient. In addition, sub boxes take up a good amount of room, whether it’s in your trunk or the backseat of your vehicle. However, for a more convenient way of adding bass to your vehicle – NVX has provided a vehicle specific solution for 2006-2013 Lexus IS Series owners! This subwoofer enclosure is an excellent way to add a stealthy subwoofer to your vehicle in order to save space in your vehicle and achieve head turning bass at the same time.

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NVX Lexus Enclosure

  • Custom designed bass enclosure
  • Fits 2006-13 Lexus IS 250/350/F vehicles
  • Hand-laid fiberglass shell
  • Installs easily into the left side of the trunk
  • 10″ Dual 4 Ohm VCW Series Subwoofer
  • RMS Power Range: 600-750 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 4 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 83dB

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The NVX B.O.O.S.T subwoofer enclosure is the perfect solution for those Lexus owners who want to add a subwoofer that will fit perfectly in their vehicle. And with it being loaded with a 10″ VCW Series subwoofer, you can be sure that you will get head turning bass as well as excellent sound quality out of this bass upgrade system. In addition, if you are looking for everything you need to install the Lexus Sub Box into your IS Series, the B.O.O.S.T sub box is also available in a bundle package with an amplifier wiring kit and an NVX monoblock amplifier! Find yours today for a great price at SonicElectronix.com!

NVX Lexus B.O.O.S.T Subwoofer Box

2006-2013 Lexus IS Series Loaded Enclosure NVX B.O.O.S.T. System Subwoofer Upgrade

 

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Image Dynamics at CES!

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Image Dynamics Subwoofers

On the show floor at CES 2015, Image Dynamics has released their new IDMAXv4 subwoofers, IDQv4 subwoofers, and the IDQS slim subwoofers. Each of these series of subwoofers feature the newest technology to achieve those low frequencies in your vehicle’s system, all while maintaining excellent sound clarity. If you’re looking for high performance subwoofers with high output and great sound quality, look no further! In addition, Image Dynamics showed off their incredible cars out on the floor (photos below)!

IDMAX v.4 Series SubwoofersIDMAX Subwoofers

Product Features

  • Pressed Paper Composite Cone Woofer
  • Parabolic EPDM Rubber Surround
  • Over 2″ Long Linear Excursion
  • RaDiaToR Cooling System for Heat Dissipation
  • Radiant Diametric Torsional Reinforcement
  • Flat Spider with NOMEX Cloth Woven Tinsel Leads
  • High-Temperature Flat Wire, Flat Wound Voice Coil
  • Powder Coated Alloy Proprietary Basket
  • 3-1/2″ Peak-to-Peak Surround Excursion
  • Frequency Response: 20-250 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 93.1dB
  • Available in 10″, 12″ & 15″

Image Dynamics ID MAX v.4 Subwoofers

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IDQ v.4 Series SubwooferIDQ Subwoofers

Product Features

  • Mica-Reinforced Polypropylene Cone Woofer
  • Parabolic Roll Surround
  • Removable Core Assembly for Easy and Quick Replacement
  • Conex Spider with Integrated Tinsel Leads
  • Fiberglass Composite Basket
  • High-Temperature Aluminum Voice Coil
  • Proprietary Voice Coil Attachment Design
  • Sensitivity: 85dB
  • Available in 8″,10″ & 12″

Image Dynamics IDQ v.4 Subwoofers

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IDQS Slim Series SubwooferIMG_6289

Product Features

  • Stamped Steel Basket
  • Structural Pressed Paper Composite Cone
  • Long Life Nomex Spyder with Integral Flexible Leads
  • High Temp Aluminum Voice Coil Wire Wound on Black Anodized Aluminum Former
  • Parabolic Rubber Surround
  • Highly Refined Motor Structure Using Neodymium Magnets
  • Available in 8″, 10″ & 12″

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