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Bluetooth Amps

RE Audio BT900.4

As the Sonic Electronix team walked around the International CES show in Las Vegas this year, one improvement in the car audio industry that stood out to us was the large amount of Bluetooth Car Amplifiers. In 2014, there were a couple Bluetooth Amps, such as the Kicker PXiBT amp and RE Audio’s BT900.4 amplifier. However, this year there were a lot more Bluetooth amps out on the show floor. Cerwin Vega, Infinity, JBL, as well as Kicker all released new Bluetooth Amps that are sure to change the way you listen to music in your vehicle! Each of these Bluetooth amps features cutting-edge technology which will improve your system.

1Seamless Connectivity

Bringing Bluetooth technology to car amplifiers enables an extreme ease of connectivity. Even if your car stereo does not have Bluetooth, these car amplifiers make it extremely easy to connect your device via Bluetooth. In addition, to make things even easier, most models feature one touch pairing technology.

2Even More Features

In addition to Bluetooth, most of these newly released Bluetooth amplifiers that came out this year, come with other features that you wouldn’t be able to find in a non-Bluetooth amplifier. For example, the Infinity & JBL Bluetooth car amplifiers include “party mode,” which allows the user to share DJ control with up to three devices. Kicker‘s new bluetooth IQ Series amplifiers feature compatibility with their IQI interface, which allows connecting Bluetooth with a microphone to up to four IQ amplifiers.

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Cerwin-Vega HED Series Speakers – Great Sound at a Lovely Price


So you’ve got a vehicle, but the sound simply isn’t up to par. What do you do? Well, you upgrade your speakers of course!  Cerwin-Vega has made it easy and affordable to get the quality sound you’ve always wanted in your vehicle with the HED Series coaxial and componentCerwin-Vega H4653 car speakers.

Each woofer cone is composed of a polypropylene cone material which is accurate and lightweight so the speaker will have a greater transient response. The series is equipped with rubber speaker surrounds that help guide the movement of the cone in a perfectly linear fashion in order to preserve the accuracy of the music being produced. Each Cerwin Vega HED series speaker is equipped with a 19mm mylar dome tweeter that’s responsible for articulating super-high frequencies that pass the range of human hearing. All of these speaker components are driven by a powerful ferrite magnet and an aluminum voice coil that work to control the cone movement and to dissipate heat as quick as possible.

The HED Series car speakers are available in a 3.5″, 4″, 4×6”, 5.25″, 6.5”, 6” x 8” and 6” x 9” coaxial system, and a 6.5” component system. Both component sets feature a separate tweeter that can be flush mounted into the doors for optimal imaging of your music. Separate crossover networks are included which will blend the frequency spectrum of the mid-woofer to that of the tweeter for an ideal flat response. With relatively low power ratings, these speakers will sound great off the head-unit or even a small amplifier.

The entire HED lineup is constructed using quality parts and materials to ensure a long lasting driver that will forever sound great in your car or truck, so when it’s time for a little sound upgrade, don’t overlook the HED series by Cerwin-Vega. You can check out the whole line-up of speakers by visiting us at SonicElectronix.com!

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What Car Amplifier Do I Need For My Kicker CVR Subwoofer?

Continuing on our series of What Amplifier Do I Need? this week we will be matching amplifiers to Kicker’s CVR Series Subwoofers. Kicker CVR woofers are one of the most top rated woofers in the car audio industry. They are extremely affordable and more than anything else they are dependable. These woofers can really take a beating making them a value purchase. CVR woofers are available in 8”, 10”, 12” or 15” sizes with either a Dual 4 ohm impedance or Dual 2 ohm impedance.

Kicker 10IX500.1


Kicker’s IX500.1 amplifier is the perfect amplifier for a 10CVR104, 10CVR124, or 10CVR154 subwoofer. The amplifier is rated at 500W RMS @ 2 ohms which is just what any of those subwoofers needs to perform at their peak. The subwoofer you select will have to run at a 2 ohm final impedance while wired in parallel. The amplifier’s extreme efficiency keeps it running cool during all listening sessions. Its compact design allows for easy mounting and convenient installation. The IX series is Kicker’s most efficient and reliable amplifiers and are designed to work perfectly with other Kicker products. The amplifier also features low-pass and subsonic filters for complete control of your sound reproduction.

Cerwin-Vega STEALTH500.1


If you are looking to power up a 10CVR102, 10CVR122, or a 10CVR152 subwoofer to a final impedance of 1 ohm, then look no further than Cerwin-Vega’s STEALTh500.1 monoblock amplifier. This amplifier offers a power rating of 500W RMS @ 1 ohm giving you all the power you will need. The use of a Thermal Management System, monitors internal thermal output by reducing power output when the amplifier begins to overheat. This allows the amplifier to have a continuous performance giving you uninterrupted bass reproduction. Apart from being very small Stealth amplifiers feature a full range Class D chip set that improves efficient and performance and increases reliability. It also reduces noise and filters out other sonic disturbances.

Earthquake Sound PH2000W/D1


The Earthquake Sound PH2000W/D1 amplifier is able to output 500W RMs @ 4 ohms. With this amp you can properly power up a 10CVR102, 10CVR122, or a 10CVR152 subwoofer to a final impedance of 4 ohms. At 4 ohms the amplifier and subwoofer will run to the best of their abilities and will have lower heat outputs. The Power House series amplifier features high and low-level inputs giving it the versatility to work in any car with any car system. The amplifier also offers a 5 year warranty making it almost impossible to pass up. If efficiency and high performance is important to your audio system, then this is the way to go.


Cerwin-Vega Stealth and HED Series Monoblock Car Amplifiers

Cerwin-Vega is a well known audio company that has been on top for over 50 years in pro, home, and mobile audio. However in the car audio industry even the best subwoofer in the world is rendered useless without a proper car amplifier to provide the necessary power to get the best performance out of any subwoofer. Cerwin-Vega is known for setting industry standards and they were not going to let some other car audio company provide the proper power and signal to their amazing line of subwoofers. So they took it upon themselves to manufacture Cerwin-Vega car amplifiers that meet their high-standards but that are also easy to use and most important, in today’s economy, affordable.

Cerwin-Vega HED500.1


The Cerwin-Vega HED500.1 is one of four new HED series amplifiers from Cerwin-Vega. The amplifier as an RMS power rating of 150 watts @ 4 ohms and 250 watts @ 2 ohms, making this monoblock class AB car amplifier the perfect solution when looking to power up a single “entry” level subwoofer, like the Cerwin-Vega HED124 or any other “entry” level suboowfer within the allotted power ratings. Usually “affordable” amplifiers lack in features and sometimes quality but this is not the case with the HED500.1. The amplifier features LED power and protect indicators that allow the user to easily and visually see if the amplifier is working properly. High-level speaker inputs and low-level RCA inputs allow the amplifier to be installed in any vehicle, even as an OEM integration amplifier. This is perfect for those who have a vehicle dash that they don’t want to mess with. For a more defined and tailored sound reproduction the amplifier features a low-pass filter and sub-sonic filter that will allow for finer tuning of the car audio system. The Vega Bass Boost will allow a 0-12+dB bass boost giving you more control of bass output, while the included remote bass level control allows for bass control from the convenience of the front seat eliminating the need to constantly adjust the amplifier directly. High-density alloy heatsink will increase heat dissipation while the System Protection circuitry will protect the amplifier from shorts and clipping. This will increase performance and more importantly longevity. Cerwin-Vega’s HED500.1 is the perfect amplifier to get your car audio system started at a price that is affordable with features that are not always found in entry-level car amplifiers.

Cerwin-Vega STEALTH500.1


Cerwin-Vega’s STEALTH500.1 is one of three new Stealth series amplifiers from Cerwin-Vega. Cerwin-Vega is aware that not all cars have ample space when upgrading the audio system and thus created an amplifier with a small chassis that would take up minimal space. The STEALTH500.1 is rated at 200 watts @ 4 ohms, 325 watts @ 2 ohms, and 500 watts @ 1 ohm. These power handling ratings give the amplifier versatility and make it perfect to power up an HED, VEGA, SMAX, or VMAX Cerwin-Vega car subwoofer. The amplifier features a Recovering Thermal Management System that monitors internal thermal temperature by reducing power output when overheating occurs. This allows the amplifier to play for long periods of time without the worry of overheating or causing damage to the amplifier. Low-pass and subsonic filters allow the amplifier to be fined tuned to specific frequencies to better suit the personal needs of the buyer. The Vega Bass Boost will give 0-12+dB of bass boost that can be easily adjusted from the front seat with the included remote bass level control. The amplifier features panel mount RCA inputs for quick and secure installation and a heavy duty alloy aluminum heatsink that decreases heat output and increase performance and quality. The small chassis will allow the amplifier to fit under the passenger or driver seat giving you a shorter run of wiring and thus decreases the opportunity for interference or bad signal. Cerwin-Vega’s STEALTH500.1 is the perfect size with the perfect amount of power.


Cerwin-Vega Car Subwoofers Make Their Way to Sonic Electronix

Not just any company is honored with an Academy Award for Special Technical Achievement but Cerwin-Vega was given that honor which is only one of the many reasons why they are one of the best Loudspeaker Company in the world. For over 50 years now Cerwin-Vega has been making strides in audio technologies and have received numerous awards and praise in pro, home, and mobile audio. The dedication to sound, quality and value is easily seen in Cerwin-Vega car subwoofers, from their entry level H.E.D series subwoofers to their higher-end, higher bass output Stroker series subwoofers. By setting the standards high on production and performance these subwoofers will meet any desired application and installation.

Cerwin-Vega HED124


The HED124 is Cerwin-Vega’s 12” entry level subwoofer. With a peak power rating of 300 watts and RMS rating of 150 watts, this subwoofer is perfect for those looking to improve their car audio system with non-overwhelming or overbearing bass. The woofer features a composite polypropylene material that gives the woofer a perfect weight to strength ratio and increases durability. Just because it’s an “entry” level woofer does not mean that is not a quality woofer. The woofer’s radial contact convex domes geometrical design reduces cone flex and decreases distortion, while the linear rolled spider provides control and dynamic sound at any level of music. The HED124 uses other technologies such as cross-flow window venting, and a forged alloy yoke that really set it apart from other “entry” level subwoofers in its class.

Cerwin-Vega VMAX124


The VMAX124 is Cerwin-Vega’s 12” subwoofer that carries a bit more of a punch. This woofer has a peak power handling of 1000 watts and an RMS rating of 500 watts. This woofer uses similar technologies found in other Cerwin-Vega subwoofers such as window framed venting for direct voice coil cooling and increased power handling and also a radial contact convex domes geometrical design which reduces cone flex and decreases distortion. The woofer offers a wide rubber surround for increased surface area and increased excursion handling at higher volume levels. The O2 Cast technology increases basket strength while lowering basket resonance giving you amazing performance and quality along with durability and a sound structure. With dual 2.5” voice coils and dual linear spiders for assembly cone control, the VMAX124 is the subwoofer that sets the “newbie” apart from that “true” car audio enthusiast.

Cerwin-Vega STKR124


Cerwin-Vega’s 12” STKR124 subwoofer is not for the faint at heart. With a peak power handling of 2400 watts and RMS rating of 1200 watts, this subwoofer has some serious bass output that is more common to competition subwoofers. Its mica reinforced polypropylene skeleton woofer cone and rubber surround increase the woofer’s performance, durability and quality. Cerwin-Vega wanted to make sure you get the most out of this woofer and for this reason incorporated a fixed sub-sonic filter at 18dB for increased low-frequency reproduction that will give you that really low hard-hitting bass. This woofer uses some of the same technologies from other Cerwin-Vega woofers such as radial contact convex domes, O2 Cast technology, and window framed venting that only increases the quality of the woofer. With such high power outputs the STKR124 has a heavy gauge die-cast aluminum frame able to handle the high-excursion levels and U-Term speaker terminals for a solid connection no matter how loud the woofer gets. The woofer also offers a field serviceable cone assembly allowing for a quick replacement of the cone if the woofer blows while competing, allowing you to continue competing in a matter of seconds. The STKR124 is Cerwin-Vega’s subwoofer that will really allow you to feel your music.