Tag: Car Subwoofers

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.

1UPGRADE THE STEREO

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.

2RETAIN 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.

3UPGRADE YOUR SPEAKERS

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.

4ADD SOME BASS

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

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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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Bring EDM To Life In Your Car!

EDM

Whether you’re a raver, bass head, junglist or just enjoy listening to electronic music, upgrading your car stereo to sound its best is partially based on preference. First and foremost, for those tech savvy users, we highly recommended to upgrade your head unit that features auxiliary, USB or Bluetooth capabilities to wirelessly stream music directly from your iPhone, MP3 player or other smart phone devices. Seeing as how there are so many genres of “Electro” music nowadays, let’s go over a few suggestions for a good quality stereo system to get the best boom for your buck!

If you’re into house music or a general genre of electronic music, you’d want quick, punchy bass. A smaller subwoofer, 8” or 10”, would be sufficient for this specific genre such as the RE Audio SEX10. These subwoofers provide high performance as well as value and can add the perfect addition to bring EDM to life in your vehicle.

 

 

 

 

For those into dubstyle, trap or drum n’ bass music, a bigger subwoofer would bring the best audio quality such as a 12” or 15” to give you really deep, booming bass. The NVX VCW154 is a perfect example and will provide the thick bass quality you want for this genre. The key components in the design of this subwoofer is the large dual 3” high temperature aluminum voice coils and triple stacked motor structure which allow this sub to handle some serious power at 850-1000 watts RMS, ideal for this type of music.

A lot of the music you hear on the radio seem to have a lot of vocals with a mixture of bass but is mainly focused on the vocals. Listening to more trance or techno, you’ll want clear yet smooth highs. We recommended the Infinity Kappa series speakers. This line of car speakers produce clear, loud high end sound and will definitely bring Electronic Dance Music to life in your vehicle.

 

Depending on your preference of electronic music, have your own mini rave in your car and check out these products on our site. For more information, visit our video on Infinity Kappa Series speakers.

To truly bring Electronic Dance Music to life in your vehicle, check out our variety of car subwoofers, speakers and Apple friendly car stereos at SonicElectronix.com!

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My Favorite Subwoofer Under $100

Here in the Sonic Electronix copywriting department we have a lot of subwoofers coming through. My main job is to describe and write content about these woofers – so it’s common that you’ll find a stack of subwoofers near my desk. I get a bit of time with each of these woofers, and in this series I’ll help tell you some of my favorite subwoofer choices in different price ranges. This entry level series is going to include three different price ranges, and I’ll tell you which one is my overall favorite. I decided to only look at 12” subwoofers, because they’re the most popular subwoofer size.

Pioneer TS-W309D2

First and foremost I elected the Pioneer TS-W309D2 Champion Series subwoofer. This subwoofer is one of our more popular sellers, due to its lower price point and relatively high RMS power ratings. This isn’t the only place where this subwoofer shines, however. The reason I elected this subwoofer into the running is because of the build quality at its price point. Spring loaded push terminals weren’t sacrificed for budget reasons, and that’s a huge plus. The basket on this subwoofer is also constructed very well, and also has double stacked magnets. The Pioneer Champions subwoofers have a polypropylene composite cone, and a polymer surround. In my opinion these woofers are an excellent value for their overall build quality.

NVX N-Series Subwoofer

NVX NSW124

Second up is the NVX N-Series Subwoofers. The NSW124 is a perfect example of these value driven woofers. These subwoofers are a great option for those looking for more of a sound quality geared setup, but don’t want to sacrifice any overall output. These N-Series woofers feature a 2” KSV Voice coil, an impressively high roll rubber surround, and a polypropylene cone. These woofers are all housed in a stamped steel basket with push pin terminals, and have a very solid overall build. The NVX NSW124 is a great subwoofer contestant under $100, and I’d highly recommend them.

Sony GS 12" Subwoofer

Sony XS-GS120L

Finally up is the Sony XS-GS120L. This subwoofer almost exceeds our limit here, but stays under the bar. Although it’s the priciest woofer in this contest, it holds its own without a problem. The Sony XS-GS120L subwoofer is designed with very high components generally not found on entry level subwoofers in this price range. A very high quality mica reinforced cellular glass fiber cone is featured on these woofers with a rubber surround. A cast aluminum basket is used on these particular woofers, and it’s vented to allow for voice coil cooling; the basket also includes push pin spring loaded terminals as well. Sony went above and beyond getting these woofers a CEA-2031 RMS power rating of 500 watts. It’s very tough to find woofers that are honestly rated – and these Sony woofers took an extra hit on R&D to make sure that the consumer was getting the most accurate ratings, which is highly appreciated.

NVX Specs

A breakdown of the features found on the NVX N-Series

It’s hard to pick just one to top the competition. The Pioneer Champion woofer is an excellent woofer with impressive features such as the double stacked magnet. The NVX N-Series woofer has an extremely high roll surround, which is incredibly appealing to me. The Sony’s honest ratings and high quality cone make it a hard to deviate from as a candidate. If I had to choose one, regardless of price, to install into my personal vehicle – I would personally choose the NVX NSW124. I’m a sucker for that menacing surround and classic cone style. Also the 2” KSV voice coil and unique venting system gives me more flexibility with my amplifier.

Thanks for joining me with this segment of Best Subwoofer under $100. Next week I’ll be coming with a new segment featuring subwoofers in a higher price range. Let us know in the comments what YOUR favorite subwoofer at Sonic Electronix under $100 is!

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Choosing a Subwoofer Box – Sealed Enclosures

When improving your car stereo system, you’ll want to choose an enclosure to maximize the woofers performance. There are three main subwoofer enclosure types: Sealed, Ported/Vented and Bandpass. Each has advantages and disadvantages in efficiency, size, distortion, cost, and power handling. Sonic Electronix carries a wide variety of enclosures but specifically I am going to tell you a little bit about sealed enclosures.

While sealed enclosures are usually smaller than other types of sub boxes, they don’t allow any air to escape from the box. Woofers installed in sealed enclosures increase the power requirements and make it more difficult for the sub to bottom out. When the subs movement is restricted, it provides tighter bass and better sound accuracy,  giving you less boom and more punch.

Just a couple cons about the sealed enclosure is the decrease in efficiency (loudness) and sound reproduction due to the airwaves being unable to escape as it would in ported or bandpass enclosures. Also, the tightly sealed design doesn’t allow the motor structure to cool down as quickly, causing possible damage to your subwoofer more quickly.

Keep in mind, if the enclosure you have is smaller than the recommended size, the sound will be tighter but more amplifier power will be required to push it. If the sub box is too large, the sound will be distorted and sound horrible.

When choosing the correct subwoofer enclosure you’ll want think about what design and size you want. The design you desire whether it be sealed, ported or a bandpass, should be based on your music styles choices. For more information and tips on choosing the correct subwoofer, see our Knowledge Base articles on Subwoofer Box Types, Car Specific Subwoofer Enclosures and Selecting a Subwoofer Enclosures.

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