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Black Friday Specials – Save on Car Audio!


By Chelsey P. – Sonic Electronix Writer

Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the holiday season. Consumers wait all year long to see what kind of deals their favorite stores are going to offer. Even if you do not want to brave the large mall crowds, you can still save by shopping online with Sonic Electronix! Our wide selection of consumer electronics makes it easy to find the right gift for everybody on your shopping list.

CD Players:

JVC has a great in-dash head unit that is sure to please! The KD-AVX40 has a 3.5” LCD monitor and will playback CD’s, DVD’s, and multiple other files. This unit even has built-in Bluetooth technology to support hands-free calling when paired with a compatible Bluetooth phone. A cool and unique feature is that this head unit has proximity sensors. The screen is black and when as you move your finger near the screen, it turns on the display.

Kenwood’s KDC-MP738U CD Receiver has multiple features and an easy-to-use interface. The KDC-MP738U CD/MP3/WMA Player has a USB Input for direct connectivity with an iPod. With this connection, you can listen to all of your favorite music while driving! Not only is there a USB input, you can even expand this head unit with the option for Bluetooth, Satellite Radio and HD Radio. This CD player would be great gift for your son or daughter because it provides all of the best options without including a distracting (and potentially dangerous) LCD screen.


Car Speakers:

A top performing car audio system must contain high quality aftermarket car speakers. The Rockford Fosgate Punch P1653 is a 6-1/2” full-range speaker with an integrated concealed crossover. This simplifies mounting and reduces the time spent on installation, which is a big plus when you want to see how loud they can go! These are a must for anyone with a good taste in music.

Car Alarms:

Do you know someone who has a system without an alarm to protect it? The Viper 7900 is a security car alarm system that will surely protect that investment. It features remote start and keyless entry with an OLED 2-Way remote. This car alarm is the perfect Christmas gift for anyone concerned with losing their system to theft.

We have multiple items to choose from this holiday season. From speakers to home electronics, we have got you covered!


Kenwood KDC Stereos (MP738U, MP638U)


By Gideon V. – Sonic Electronix Editor

As mentioned in yesterday’s post, the Kenwood Corporation is known for their outstanding products. They remain a leader in car audio today, going on 63 years of industry dominance. Today we discuss two of the top Kenwood stereos.

Kenwood KDC-MP638U and KDC-MP738U are superb car stereos. Both are in-dash CD/MP3 players, which means you can load hundreds of MP3 files on a blank CD and have music playback for hours without switching discs. Both head units are loaded with expandability options, as they are both compatible with Satellite Radio, HD Radio, Bluetooth hands-free talking, and iPod connectivity. Satellite Radio has commercial-free, premium content. HD radio gives you a clearer signal almost anywhere. Bluetooth hands-free devices are now required by law in many states. Besides, it makes your drive safer and more convenient.

Both car stereos have iPod to USB connection capability. The USB input enables you to use the iPod cable that came with your iPod to connect it to the stereo, just as you would connect your iPod to a computer USB input. In fact, you can connect practically any unit or portable storage device to the USB input. You can control playback with your stereo controls, and your MP3 player or iPod charges while the music plays.

You will love the total equalization control you get from the System Q Sound Control. The stereos come equipped with a 3-band parametric equalizer and 6 preset tone curves. Adjust the bass, treble and other sound details based on the music or song you are listening to. When it comes to connecting an amplifier, the 3 sets of preamp outputs will allow you to connect each channel.

The KDC-MP738U is an upgrade over the KDC-MP638U, because it has a few additional features. For just a little more money, you get a model that has everything the 638U has, plus steering wheel control compatibility for your convenience and a Security Code for theft prevention. The steering wheel control accessory is required and sold separately, but it is a very important safety feature because it keeps the driver’s eyes on the road and hands on the wheel when adjusting the stereo controls. The security code is a built-in anti-theft device that requires a security code to be inputted when your head unit is re-installed. If someone were to steal the stereo, the thief would not be able to turn it on without the security code. Besides that, the hope is that these codes will deter theft since thieves may be aware of units that require security codes.