Tag: DLS

Boston Acoustics Departs from Car Audio, Buy Now and Save!

Boston Acoustics Banner

Boston Acoustics has been heavily involved in the car audio industry for 23 years. Their products have often attributed to high standards that many have drawn in a large crowd of audiophiles. Unfortunately, they will be exiting the car audio industry as of April, 2012 to focus on home audio products, including speakers, soundbars, radios, and other ventures. Although this exit is down the road, now is the time to pick up on some gear that is extremely high quality for a fraction of the price!

SPG5554

The SPG555-4 is among our favorite subwoofers at Sonic Electronix. It's also been extremely popular in the audiophile industry. It's available in 2 Ohm configuration as well.

Sonic Electronix has a large selection of Boston Acoustics amplifiers, speakers, and subwoofers, even recone kits. If you’re looking to savor the last of the Boston Acoustics gear available, this is certainly the time to do it. The Boston Acoustics SE60 6-1/2” component speakers are currently some of the best sellers in the Boston Acoustic speaker department, and are a perfect option to consider when upgrading your vehicles door speakers. Trying to find a clean amplifier at an affordable price? Boston Acoustic multi-channel GT Series Amplifiers feature a Total Harmon Distortion (THD) rating of .03%. Their Signal-to-Noise Ration (SNR) is rated at 100dB. Don’t waste time with inferior amplifiers that cause distortion, go for something that will last the long run and also provide clean output.

SR60
The Boston Acoustics SR60 Speakers are a great set of audiophile component speakers.

If you’re the type who’s looking for a different car audio brand with similar characteristics to Boston Acoustics, consider DLS or Image Dynamics. Both of these brands have their quality attributed to them, and spend a lot of time researching and developing their products to have superior sound quality.

READ MORE +

What Amplifier Do I Need For My Kicker Solo-Baric L7 Subwoofer?

I couldn’t finish the What Amplifier Do I Need? series without talking about one of the best square subwoofers in the car audio industry, the Kicker Solo-Baric L7 Series Subwoofer. This woofer is available in 4 sizes, an 8”, 10”, 12”, or 15” with each size having the option of a Dual 2 ohm impedance or Dual 4 ohm impedance. The RMS ranges from 450W to 1000W depending on the size of the woofer.

Massive Audio N2

N2

The Massive Audio N2 Nano series amplifier is the perfect match for when looking to amplify a S8L74 L7 woofer or even two of those woofers to a final impedance of 1 ohm. If you want a little more power this amplifier can also properly power up a single S10L72 or S12L72 subwoofer to a final impedance of 1 ohm, offering multiple wiring capabilities. This amplifier features a relatively small chassis along with built-in noise reduction circuitry. Its Nano technology provides ultra efficient power supplies, while the low-pass and subsonic filters allow you to really tweak your sound reproduction.

Hifonice Brutus BRZ1200.1D

BRX1200.1D

The Hifonics Brutus BRZ1200.1D amplifier allows you to take full advantage of the power handling capabilities of the S15L72 to a final impedance of 1 ohm and the S15L74 to a final impedance of 2 ohms. You can even wire up two S8L72 woofers together to a final impedance of 2 ohms. This amplifier will give you so many wiring options you won’t know what subwoofer you really want. The amplifier is CEA-2006 compliant meaning that the stated rated power is accurate. Its 4 way System Protection circuitry will keep your system running efficiently without problems and at the same time provide protection if needed. The BRZ1200.1D brings power, efficiency, performance and affordability.

DLS CAD 11

CAD 11

Another great amp would be the DLS CAD 11 classic series amplifier. Much like other amplifier this one also provides you with a number of wiring options. You can wire a single S8L72, a single S10L74, S12L74 or even a single S15L72 subwoofer. DLS is considered a very high end company but their products speak for themselves. This amplifier will offer supreme clarity, efficiency, performance and a nice constant flow of power to avoid cutting and clipping. The amplifier also features low-level and high-level inputs allowing this amplifier to accompany any car audio system be it aftermarket or stock.

READ MORE +

DLS X-Program Subwoofers Give You Bass and Quality

DLS is known for making outstanding drivers that are engineered with precision and ridiculously high standards. They are also known for being able to reproduce a well balanced sound that is not too loud or damaging to the ear, this the main reason for their use of soft dome tweeters. However not everyone has that preference when it comes to sound reproduction, more so Generation Y who love to listen to music at really high levels. Enter the DLS X-Program, this program was specifically designed to meet the needs of those who wanted high level outputs but still wanted that DLS quality and performance. The X-Program features products in all car audio, that is to say speakers, amplifiers and subwoofers. X-Program subwoofers are available in an 8”, 10” and 12” model and are able to handle from 150 watts RMS to 250 watts RMS within their respective models. These DLS car subwoofers feature the high-end quality that is DLS but at a price that is affordable to all, and more importantly are able reproduce efficient bass without the need of excessive power.

DLS X-WB08

DLS X-WB08

The X-WB08 is the 8” subwoofer in the DLS X-Program. Its small size and power handling rating of 600 watts peak and 150 watts RMS, and use of a Single 4 ohm Voice Coil, make it the perfect subwoofer to use when replacing a factory subwoofer that has blown or when wanting to get higher quality bass without having to completely upgrade your factory system. The X-WB08 is perfectly suitable for either a vented enclosure or sealed enclosure allowing you to meet your personal preference with ease. The subwoofer features a reinforced carbon fiber non-pressed paper woofer cone. This will give you high quality bass reproduction that is often not found in other woofers that use polypropylene cones. Paper cones produce the highest quality of sound and DLS has reinforced their cone to make sure it not only sounds great but can’t keep up with the harsh environments of high bass output. For a complete X-Program experience the 8” X-WB08 is best matched with the X-D10 Monoblock Class D X-Program amplifier.

DLS X-WB10

DLS X-WB10

The X-WB10 is the 10” subwoofer in the DLS X-Program and also features a reinforced carbon fiber non-pressed paper woofer cone for quality and optimum performance. This woofer has a higher power handling rating of 800 watts peak and 200 watts RMS giving you a little more power handling than the 8” model. The difference here is the excursion, from a 6mm excursion in the 8” to a 9mm excursion in the 10” model. When you are dealing with excursion and such small parameters a 3mm increase is a big deal. This subwoofer is also designed to work well in either a sealed enclosure or vented enclosure, allowing you to decide if you want to focus on SPL or SQ. The 10” model features a Single 2 ohm Voice Coil and frequency response of 25-2,000 Hz. This 10” X-WB10 subwoofer is also best matched with the X-D10 DLS car amplifier.

DLS X-WB12

DLS X-WB12

The X-WB12 is the 12” and last model subwoofer in the DLS-Xprogram. It has a power handling of 1000 watts peak and 250 watts RMS with an excursion of 9mm. Much like the other woofers this sub also features a reinforced carbon fiber non-pressed paper woofer cone for unsurpassed performance and a chrome steel basket for rigidity and longevity. The size of the woofer allows it to cover more surface area and thus producing lower bass reproduction. The 12” woofer however is designed for a sealed subwoofer enclosure focusing more on SQ than SPL but still delivering a deep and rich bass. The X-WB12 can also be matched perfectly with the X-D10 car amplifier.

READ MORE +

DLS Performance Series Amplifiers Out Perform the Rest

DLS is one of the top car audio companies in the world and are considered a premium, high-end manufacturer within the car audio industry. With the use of their infamous Swedish engineering and development, they specialize in high-end, high-quality, masterfully engineered, sound reproduction products that are not easily matched. Performance series amplifiers bring the famed DLS quality at a price that makes superior quality obtainable to the masses in car the audio industry. Performance amplifiers are available in monoblock to 5-channel configuration models, giving you ample choices to better suit your needs. While the amplifiers are more affordable, the quality and performance of these amplifiers have not been taken lightly. After experiencing the efficiency and quality of DLS Performance series amplifiers you won’t be able to go back to anything else ever again.

DLS CAD 15

DLS CAD 15

The DLS CAD 15 is one of three monoblock amplifiers within the DLS Performance series. With a range of power from 550W RMS @ 4 ohms to 1600W RMS @ 1 ohm, this amplifier is best suited for anyone who is lacking in power output and is also best suited for subwoofer use. The high-level speaker input feature allows the amplifier to be implemented to any system, whether it is aftermarket or factory. Adjustable bass boost, high-pass, and subsonic filters give the user complete control of all frequencies to specifically tune their music to their own personal preference, making this amplifier extremely versatile. The included remote bass level control allows the user to manipulate the bass output from the comfort of their seat, allowing for an easy transition from one genre of music to another. The use of a built-in fan will keep the amplifier cool and prevent overheating, allowing you to play your audio system for long periods of time without the worry of any sort of malfunction. If you are in the market for a strong, clean, and efficient monoblock amplifier, then the DLS CAD 15 is sure to more than suffice.

DLS CA 41

DLS CA 41

The DLS CA 41 4-channel DLS Performance series amplifiers is the perfect solution when wanting to amplify upgraded speakers or even run entry level subswoofers at the bridged impedance. The amplifier will output 70W RMS x 4-channels @ 4 ohms, 125W RMS x 4-channels @ 2 ohms, and 200W RMS x 2-channels @ 4 ohms bridged. The full range channels will not only supply enough power to your speakers but it will also do so with minimal interference and distortion. Much like the monoblock, this 4-channel amplifier will also allow for complete control of all frequencies with the use of high and low-pass filters, as well as a variable bass boost control. By being able to completely control every aspect of your music you will be able to fine tune your system to your personal preferences. The DLS CA 41 features high-end component parts to produce the most reliable and cleanest power possible. Due to its reliability, design, and manufacturing this amplifier will have your speakers working they way they were meant to work. The DLS CA 41 will have you looking at mutli-channel amplifiers in a whole new light.

DLS CA 51

DLS CA 51

The DLS CA 51 5-channel Performance series DLS amplifier is the only way to go when looking to have a complete upgrade of your car audio system. With 4 full range channels and 1 subwoofer channel, this amplifier does away with the need of more than one amplifier. High and Low-pass filters will allow the tuning of your speakers while the subsonic filter and variable bass boost will allow you to control just how deep your bass will hit. The amplifier’s variable phase control feature will allow you to get the best possible stage imaging for your subwoofers, making your bass reproduction really stand out. By having one amplifier to provide all the power you need, it allows for a cleaner install and it saves on space. It also allows for convenience when fine tuning your system by having all controls and filters on one amplifier instead of multiple amplifiers. If you are looking to do a complete audio upgrade and want a reliable amplifier that will outperform just about any amplifier in its class, while still maintaining a user friendly controls and easy installation then look no further than the DLS CA 51.

READ MORE +

DLS Car Speakers and What Makes Them Sound Solutions


DLS Gothia 6.3

Car Audio Speakers encompass a wide variety. They can come in different sizes, with different power handlings and price ranges. With all of the brands that Sonic Electronix carries it’s good to know a thing or two about the manufacturer behind the Speaker. DLS takes great pride in their Speakers and recently stopped by Sonic Electronix to talk about a product their Swedish engineers painstakingly designed and constructed to the highest quality standards.

DLS was established in 1979 by first manufacturing in the communications industry. After they manufacturer for some time, in 1985 the manufacturers had new ideas about expanding into the Car Audio industry. In 1986 their first lineup for loudspeakers and amplifiers were produced for the Swedish market. Competing against other reputable brands also found on Sonic Electronix, DLS had a tough job introducing itself into the industry. Soon enough, however, the products quality spoke for themselves and after their success DLS began introducing their products on the international market as well.

Sonic Electronix carries a wide variety of DLS Car Audio Speakers and it can be tough to compare their quality among the rest. With DLS you can consider your purchase a “Sound Solution” as each of their products was designed to fit within a certain application. With the DLS line-up most of the speakers have soft dome tweeters designed to provide a comfortable listening experience that doesn’t provide listening fatigue. Also, their crossovers are designed as part of the speaker, not as a required component. This means that their crossovers are designed with the same dedication and thought as the speaker itself.

The DLS X-Program Car Audio Line-up is a brand that Sonic Electronix is proud to be the exclusive North American dealer for. The X-Program line-up was designed for those that love their music and like to listen to it loud! This line is specialized to complete any entry level, as well as audiophile audio system. High quality crossovers and components that rival the best on the market are just some of the key things that set them apart from the. These speakers are a testament to thorough design and quality engineering, built around precision, and honed from the art of critical thinking.

READ MORE +