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MB Quart Reference Series Speakers

Ohhh The 21st Century!

Technology has come a long way! For many years the construction for speakers was very simple; usually steel, foam, and paper. This worked fine but as the technology world advanced, car speakers needed to be updated. In order to improve the overall system performance, the MB Quart Reference Series speakers were introduced.

Offering component or coaxial speaker system with a 30mm tweeter, these systems provide deep and powerful sound. Each speaker features a low resonance cast ABS composite basket which allows the magnetism to be focused at the speaker providing louder sound with less power.

Standard foam material never lasted. Test after test, speakers and subwoofers with bland foam construction quickly dried out and easily deteriorated. MB Quart knew there had to be a more stable material to use which soon was discovered.  Additional improvements eventually included a UV treatment to increase reliability even more!

WideSphere Design

The Titanium WideSphere tweeter is a new inverted dome design providing 30 kHz of usable frequency range. The unique tweeter is designed to provide equal performance in both on-axis and off-axis configurations. With 180 degree sound dispersion technology, the tweeter eliminates high frequency loss allowing you to position or mount almost anywhere! Flush, angle, or top mounting methods are held securely with aerospace adhesives creating a long lasting, durable installation.

Crimping and Stripping?

Forget about crimping conductor end sleeves! Spring loaded terminals can be connected twice as fast making your install quick and easy. The connection is tight and resistant to all sorts of vibrations allowing you to be stress free when it comes to any loose wires.


Grill or No Grill

The Component speakers also feature a grill piece with removable mesh for a progressive look. As compared to Onyx series, Reference speakers offer better frequency response and more versatile options with enclosures.

Pick up your Reference Series speaker set today at Sonic Electronix!


What Are Tweeters?

Tweeters are loud speakers that are designed to reproduce high frequencies. In car audio, you will typically find tweeters either mounted coaxially in the middle of mid-range car speakers, or you will find them mounted individually in other locations throughout the vehicle. Component speakers will include a mid-range driver, a tweeter, and in most instances a crossover to filter lower frequencies from the tweeters to prevent damaging them.

Tweeter Styles and Designs

Car Tweeters come in many different sizes, depending on what range of music you are trying to reproduce. A one inch tweeter will usually reproduce notes between 5,000-22,000 Hz, which is the common spectrum of vocals, drum symbols, and guitars. These high frequency drivers come in designs such as Horn, Cone, Bullet, and most commonly Dome tweeters. A dome tweeter will have a very accurate reproduction of music just as the music producer had intended, while horn and bullet tweeters are designed to pierce through large sound pressure levels and be heard over the top of subwoofers and mid-drivers. People using horn tweeters are usually looking for volume out of their car audio system as opposed to a good quality setup.

Why Do You Need Tweeters?

Almost every standard sound system has a set or two of tweeters mounted in the doors, pillars, or coaxially with another speaker. They are very important for maintaining proper imagery and for adding the effect that a band is right in front of you playing each song. Without tweeters music will sound very muffled and bland, as if you were cupping your hands over your ears. If you don’t think you have tweeters in your vehicle currently, there is no need to worry. They can be added fairly easily and aren’t terribly expensive. Different materials that the tweeters are composed of will make your music sound slightly different, and it all depends on your taste. If you aren’t sure what to look for, go to your local car audio shop and listen to some soft material tweeters such as silk, as well as some brighter sounding materials such as aluminum with music you are familiar with. Check out our knowledge base articles “What Are Component Speakers?” and “What Are Coaxial Speakers?” for more information on the world of tweeters.


Top 3 Popular Marine Speakers At Sonic Electronix

It’s getting to be summer again which means the start of a few months of hot sun, perhaps a cook out or two, and hopefully lots of water! To kick off the upcoming season Sonic Electronix has picked out the top 3 Marine speakers found on their store. These three speakers all have their own benefits, check them out!

MB Quart NKE 116
First up is the MB Quart NKE 116 6-1/2″ 2-Way Marine Speakers. These speakers feature a polypropylene woofer cone with a rubber surround and a titanium dome tweeter. Rated at 60 watts of RMS power they can run well off of a stereo system, and can also be enhanced with an external amplifier. These speakers are perfect for adding on quality audio to your marine or outdoor vehicle without breaking the bank.

Rockford Fosgate RF Marine M162S
Second up is the Rockford Fosgate RF Marine M162S 6-1/2″ 2-Way Component Speaker System. These separates present different mounting options than other Coaxial speakers. The benefit to these component speakers is that you can use the separate drivers to result in better imaging and audio staging with your installation. The Rockford Fosgate M162S marine component speaker system is designed with an injection molded polypropylene woofer cone with a rubber surround and a titanium dome tweeter. These speakers can handle 75 watts of RMS power, so use with an aftermarket amplifier is recommended.

Polk Audio MM651UM
Last up is the Polk Audio MM651UM 6-1/2″ Ultra Marine Monitor MM Series Speakers. These marine speakers are designed with woven glass composite cone woofers with a butyl rubber surround and a 1″ silk-polymer dome weather resistant dynamic balanced tweeter. These speakers are completely sealed with a built-on grille for maximum resistance to the elements. A sealed crossover assembly is built into the back of the magnet of the speaker, and along with Polk Audio’s Klippel distortion analyzer the speakers are designed for maximum sound quality. Also featured is a 1-3/8″ large diameter voice coil and a neodymium magnet structure for increased dynamic mid-bass response.


JVC Introduces HX Line of Coaxial Speakers for Slim Applications

Kenwood XR Amps

Installation of Coaxial speakers can go one of two ways. Sometimes you’ll find that the hardest part of the installation is getting the door panels off and back on, and then it’s as simple as wiring up and bolting in a speaker. Then there are those other times. In these unfortunate circumstances you’ll find yourself fashioning different brackets and spacers to make a speaker fit into a space too small for it. Or you may just end up modifying the pre-existing factory brackets just to “make it work.” JVC Mobile knows the hardships for car audio speaker installations, and introduced a new coaxial speaker like to help alleviate any issues with speaker installations.

The newly introduced HX Series of speakers feature twin roll edge woofers that create less interference for the woofer projection, and provide increased amplitude. This makes for increased sound pressure, and less playback distortion. The speakers also have tweeter/midrange drivers that have been designed to be slimmer within the speaker structure. This configuration helps free-up space and creates a more suitable mounting option behind factory panel locations. More common speaker sizes, like the 6-1/2” model also features universal mounting-hole patterns for easier upgrading of OEM-type speakers.

The HX series of car speakers will come in different configurations with 2-way, 3-way and 4-way, and 5-way setups. Some speakers will come with shallow slim mounting designs for a more versatile installation. Simplicity with car audio is key, and having a flexible speaker like the HX series will make for a less cluttered installation job. If you ever find yourself questioning the space you have left in your doors for a new aftermarket speaker upgrade, you may want to take the guess-work out of the equation and just think of the JVC Mobile HX series of coaxial speakers.


PowerBass 2XL Component Series Speakers

PowerBass Convertible Speakers

Tired of hearing the same distorted music from your car speakers? Replace them! Aftermarket speaker solutions are affordable and can take little effort with the right tools. Installing a new set of speakers gives your entire vehicle a brand new voice – one that we all would appreciate. Make sure you install speakers of good quality when upgrading your factory speakers, and for a rich sounding solution you can’t go wrong with PowerBass 2XL Convertible Speakers.

Realizing that not everyone can easily install a pair of Component Style Speakers in their vehicle due to the externally mounted tweeter, PowerBass manufactured these 2XL Speakers as Convertibles. This means the tweeter can be mounted on the speaker itself (Coaxially) and mounted separately (Component-Style). This means more compatibility with a wider range of vehicles, and also an easier installation process so you can hear these speakers as fast as possible. The simple features don’t stop there – a 3 Ohm impedance design allows these speakers will make more efficient use of the amplifier so it can output higher wattage. This means a clearer, and a louder enjoyable experience from your amplifier!

With a pivot point 1” silk dome tweeter you can adjust the high frequencies of your music to perfection. The pivot point allows you to adjust the music to project from different angles, which can help for setting your vehicles audio stage. The silk dome tweeter will allow for a smooth experience without any of the hard tones that some may find with a “brighter” tweeter design. This can aid with “listening fatigue” a common side-effect of the previously mentioned brighter tweeters. They can end up really wearing out your ears to the point where you may prefer driving with the stereo off. Being such fans of car audio, we cannot condone driving without a stereo on.