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What to Expect at CES 2015!


CES 2015

With the year coming to an end in just a few days, that means that its that time of year again to start preparing for CES in Las Vegas, Nevada! The annual Consumer Electronics Show is an event that Sonic Electronix has participated in for almost a decade now. We take pride in being able to experience, first hand, the new products that will be released in the car audio, home audio, and portable electronics industries. This year, we are very excited for CES and are anticipating some great new products!

As usual, our video and social media team will be covering the entire event- bringing you guys the news from CES – as fast as possible. Our goal is to bring back information on what the industry has in store for 2015. If you have something in mind as to what you’re really hoping to see from CES 2015, please let us know in the comments! And stay tuned for all the CES updates and videos – only from Sonic Electronix! Until next time, we’ll cya later!

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Last Chance Deals at Sonic Electronix

Last Chance Deals at Sonic Electronix

At Sonic Electronix, there are many ways to save on everything from a new car stereo to a great pair of headphones. However, this holiday season, the team at Sonic Electronix has put together even more ways to save during our Last Chance Deals sale! During this exclusive sale, you will be able to find almost 200 popular items that will be up to 65% off! This sale will be going on from December 14th – December 22nd, just in time for that last minute shopping for your loved ones this Christmas.

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In addition to the exceptional discounts during this sale, Sonic Electronix is also giving our customers a chance to receive their order by December 24th with free ground shipping when you place your order by December 18th! However, you may also place your order all the way up to December 23th and you will still receive your order by Christmas Eve. To find out when you will need to place your by, you can see the full Holiday Shipping Schedule below.

Holiday Shipping Schedule

Another way you can save on holiday gifts this season is by shopping our wide variety of gift guides. In our gift guides section, you can either shop by lifestyle or by budget! Our gift guides make it easy to find incredible gifts in Car Audio, Car Video, Portable Audio, Marine Audio, and many more – at unbelievable prices.



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Summertime or Anytime: Introduction to Marine Audio

Marine Audio

It’s almost Summer! Time to get that boat ready!If you’re looking to improve your boats audio system, make sure the products are Marine Audio Certified for complete protection against a marine environment. This is important for many reasons:

Marine Stereos:JBL PRV175

Most often marine stereos or headunits are watertight, have coated circuit boards and UV-resistant paint, so it’ll stand up to the sun, salt, and spray. Many are compatible with, satellite radio, MP3 devices and remotes that can be placed around the boat to control your music anywhere.Sony XSMP1611

Marine Speakers:

Marine Speakers are also designed specifically for the wear and tear for the aquatic environment. They are available in a wide range of sizes from marine specific sizes for factory replacements to standard 6 ½” components and coaxials. Another great option for people that are water sports enthusiast are wakeboard tower speakers that can be heard by the person wake boarding and everyone around you.

Marine Subwoofers:

If bass is your thing then a marine certified subwoofer will round out your system nicely. There amplified, non-amplified, free-air, and enclosed models to suit everyone’s JL Audio Subwooferneeds. Marine subwoofers are fashioned with waterproof rubber mounting gaskets, and the bass tubes are water resistant enclosures that use weather resistant mounting straps to help sustain your bass despite stormy conditions.

Marine Amplifiers:

For people that want more power and clarity, you need amplifier to give your speakers the power they deserve. Marine amplifiers are designed specifically for the harsh environment that electronics are exposed to. They feature rubber caps to cover the RCA inputs, silicone boots to shield the fuses, and their circuit boards have corrosion-deterring coating. They are available in 6, 5, 4, 2 -channel, and mono-block configurations.

Marine Certified Amplifier Installation Kits:

This is a part of your audio system that you don’t want to skimp out on. You always want a BC-5W2 marine compliant certified amplifier installation kit. This is very important as they will be subjected to corrosive conditions at all times and marine electrical system are usually 14.4 volts. You want a power and ground wire, such as Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC), that can transfer as much power as possible as they usually have a long run from the power source to the amp. This helps prevent voltage drop to your amplifiers.

Something to Know:
While most marine products are not completely waterproof, they do an excellent job standing up to the water splashes and bumps that come with the harsh marine environment. In fact, Marine equipment does this so well that it is also used in golf carts, ATVs, and other off-roading vehicles.

So remember. When you’re looking to upgrade your watercraft’s audio system, make sure it’s marine certified. We have a huge selection for you to choose from, so head over to SonicElectronix.com and gets your system today!

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Sonic Installation Bay Updates & Photos

Check out the latest photos from the Sonic Electronix Install Bay! This weeks updates include NVX Sound Dampening installation in the door panels of a Dodge Charger, and a custom fiberglass subwoofer enclosure under the seat of a boat. We chose the Kicker CVR subwoofers for great bass output & durability.

Join installers Allyn R. & Anthony B. as they walk you through the 2007 Dodge Charger SRT 8 install, complete with Clarion NX602 GPS Navigation Receiver, Kicker ZX Amps, Alpine Type-R Speakers, Kicker CVR Subs, Viper 5904 Car Alarm, and a Blendmount with Escort radar detector.


Marine Vs Car Audio

Marine AudioEnjoy The Water

2012 offers an abundance of new audio equipment for your aquatic satisfaction.  It’s not quite summer, but now is the perfect time to start thinking of upgrading your watercraft’s audio components!  Marine audio can be installed on the likes of boats, sea-doos, jet skis, motorcycles, ATV’s, ect.  As opposed to car audio, marine audio is usually more durable and weather proof to allow for excessive wear and tear.  Getting the gear you need now will ensure an audio-inducing summer.

                                              The Difference

Kicker 10ZXM7005

5-Channel ZXM Series Marine Amplifier

Marine audio differentiates from car audio in a few major ways. Marine amplifiers and subwoofers are water resistant due to their increased exposure to salt or fresh water. They have special manufacturing designs such as watertight seals, coated circuit boards, and waterproof wired remote controllers. Another thing to take into consideration is sunlight exposure.  Usually, audio components are going to be exposed to long hours in the summer sun.  To compensate for this, manufacturers will coat parts with ultraviolet resistant materials.


JL Audio Marine M10W5-CG-WH

10" Single 4 ohms Marine Subwoofer Driver

When your audio components are wet or dampened, they are susceptible to corrosion.  Marine speaker wire is designed to reduce the risk of corrosion with stranded copper wire.  This wire also makes it flexible which is great for absorbing shock damage caused by the movement of the harsh marine environment. Due to the openness of a marine environment, marine speakers will always have hard dome tweeters to create the loudest sound projection obtainable. Marine head units will have rubberized buttons and splash guards to protect the internal parts from being wet. Today, there are an abundance of manufacturers who offer multiple lines of marine audio products to fit your specific needs.


We have a huge selection,  check it out!:

Marine Audio