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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 component 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 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 4”, 6.5”, 5” x 7” and 6” x 9” coaxial system, and a 5-1/4” and 6-1/2” 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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MB Quart ONYX Series Coaxial and Component Car Speakers

The MB Quart ONYX series speakers are designed to replace your factory door speakers and provide an all new quality that will liven up your listening experience. If music is important to you and you find yourself driving around frequently, then consider upgrading to the ONYX series.

Built with a polypropylene cone material, the woofers offer precise bass with warm tone for a natural sound the way the artist intended. Each speaker has either a separate or built-in 1” tweeter made from Silk. These tweeters are Dome shaped and optimized to blend evenly into the mid-woofer for an even sound spectrum. All ONYX speakers include butyl rubber surrounds that assist with the linear movement of the speaker cones. The high-temperature voice coils and magnet structures are perfect for those seeking to power them with the receiver, or even an aftermarket amplifier. Spade style terminals let you quickly attach the speaker wire before installation and will hold for years to come. The coaxial models are the OKC116, OKC168 and the OKC169 and include all of these features.

The component ONYX series: the OSC213 and the OSC216 both included 1” external tweeters that can be flush mounted into door pods for a better sound stage. External crossover networks are built with high quality parts to maintain an even blend of mid-range tone and high-frequency presence. Both component speakers include protective speaker grilles, and so does the 6-1/2” coaxial OKC116 mentioned earlier. With powering handling varying between 40 and 50 watts RMS per model, these speakers are perfect upgrades for the music lover looking for a little extra kick in their car or truck.

The ONYX speakers all feature wide frequency responses, shallow mounting depths and high sensitivity ratings, which makes them ideal for the do-it-yourselfer who simply wants some good sounding speakers. So, if you’re looking for a great sounding speaker and don’t necessarily want to add any amplifiers (or even if you do), check out the ONYX series component and coaxial speakers at the one and only SonicElectronix.com.

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S/PDIF Combos Coming Soon To Sonic Electronix!

What the heck is “S/PDIF?”

No, it’s not a typo. S/PDIF stands for “Sony/Phillips Digital Interconnect Format,” or “Sony/Phillips Digital Interface,” and is a means through which users may transmit audio signals digitally, which makes for higher fidelity: digital in, digital out. Right now, there are two consumer-level digital transmission interfaces: HDMI and S/PDIF. Most people reading this probably know that HDMI transmits both video and audio, however, what you might not know is that S/PDIF only transmits audio.

So you might ask, “Why bother with S/PDIF then?” Well, not all equipment has an HDMI input or output, which should be pretty obvious when dealing with things like audio interfaces and reference monitors that don’t handle video signals. In some situations, like separate sound and video outputs from computers, you might even need to hook up both HDMI and S/PDIF cables.

Blow 4D

The Blow 4D reference monitors' DAC module which has both S/PDIF coaxial and 3-pin AES/EBU connections


S/PDIF has two different types of connectors: coaxial (RCA) and optical (TOSLINK). The coaxial cables are usually found colored orange in order to differentiate between other colored RCA connectors such as yellow for video, and red and white for analog audio. The optical cables are far more delicate and are made of fiber optics.

The upcoming combos…

We at Sonic Electronix value high-fidelity audio above all else, and that’s why we’re currently putting together combos that link pieces of gear based on S/PDIF. The picture above is taken from the Infrasonic Blow 4D reference monitors, about which I also recently wrote a blog. We’ll be pairing up these fantastic speakers with just about any piece of gear in our inventory that has S/PDIF output, and as always, we’ll be offering them to you at the special discounted prices you love and have come to expect from Sonic Electronix!

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Great Sound from Affordable Car Speakers

By Seth Wilde – Product Specialist

There are many misunderstanding that can occur while shopping for a new pair of car speakers.   One of these misunderstandings is that the more money we spend on speakers, the better they sound. While it is true that the more expensive speakers are made with finer materials and incorporate more sophisticated engineering, it does not always mean that they will sound better than speakers that cost less.  In order to get the most out of a pair of speakers, proper installation, wiring and amplifier matching play an important role in achieving great sound.  Below are some affordable car speakers that play loud, while retaining sound quality and high fidelity.  These speakers offer great sound with an affordable price.

Kicker DS600 Kicker DS600 Car Speakers

Kicker DS600

Part of the entry-level Kicker car speaker series, the Kicker DS600 provides an excellent solution for those that do not plan on installing an aftermarket amplifier.  The 50 watts RMS pair nicely with most aftermarket headunits.  Kicker has used the engineering from the higher-end components in the creation of the DS series to bring quality sound to an affordable price point.  Each DS speaker features the notable black cone and yellow ring that has become a Kicker symbol.  The full ranges of frequencies are accurately replicated with smooth response.

Rockford Fosgate Punch P1S652

When years of experience and top-notch engineering meet, the Rockford Fosgate Punch series car speakers are created.  The Punch P1S652 car speakers are perfect for dropping in a replacing the factory speakers in a car, but also pair very nicely with an external amplifier.  Rockford many patent backed technologies to create a technologically advanced speaker at a low price.  The VAST surround increases the surface area of the cone, while improving the strength of the rubber surround.  The FlexFit basket helps the speakers install in a variety of different sizes of cutout holes.  Rockford Fosgate Punch speakers define great sounding affordable speakers.

Eclipse SC8365 Eclipse SC8365 3-Way Component Car Speakers

Eclipse SC8365

With the recent closure of Eclipse as a car audio manufacturer, it is becoming easier to find incredible deals on these high-end components.  The Eclipse SC8365 is the perfect example of a great sounding, top-notch speaker set that is now priced as an entry level speaker.  It is a 3-way component set with a MSRP of $679.99, yet is commonly found for over 70% off.  Each side can handle about 100 watts RMS and it is recommended that a car amplifier be used when installing these speakers. Eclipse used a solid aluminum cone and a durable rubber surround, along with their Acoustic Thruster Technology for breath-taking sound with a low price.

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Rockford Fosgate Punch & Power Speakers

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By Chelsey P. – Sonic Electronix Writer

I am here to pass along a great deal to you. Right now, we’re offering a 20% off coupon on select Rockford Fosgate full-range and component speakers. Not only do you get a great set of Rockford Fosgate speakers, but you are getting them for 20% off! This offer can mean a savings of up to $40.00 on select Rockford Fosgate speakers. Where else can you find a great deal like that?

Aftermarket speakers are a must if you are upgrading the sound system in your vehicle. I spend much of my time in my car driving to and from work so I, of course, want a great system to keep me occupied during those long drives. I listen to different genres and types of music, from classic rock to hip-hop, so I needed a pair of auto speakers that would do the job in that sound environment. A few months ago I decided to splurge on a pair of Rockford Fosgate speakers. And there is a definite sound difference from the stock speakers that were in my vehicle before.

To achieve the right sound, you will first need to determine your vehicle’s speaker size. There are many different sizes to choose from, such as the P1692 6” x 9” Full-range speakers and the P1653 6-1/2” 3-Way speakers. Full-range speakers, also called coaxial speakers, are perfect for basic applications. Looking for something with a little more power? The P1652-S 6-1/2” Punch Series component speaker system has a concealed crossover in the basket and separate tweeters.

No matter which set of speakers you decide to buy, you will be getting great value with this limited time offer. Now you can rock & roll with Rockford without breaking the bank!

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