Tag: MTX Audio

Nexus 7 In-Dash Vs. Regular Decks

Part two of the Nexus 7 In-Dash has been released and Allyn at Sonic Electronix goes through a follow up on how the new dash is working out.

One of the things I wanted to focus on are the pros and cons to actually setting up a system such as this for yourself. At first glance, it definitely looks super awesome, and since the tablet itself can be removed from the system at anytime by the user, it’s a lot more convenient when traveling. Most important is the fact that you have all that awesome features that the Nexus 7 provides you right in your car dash. The tablet itself is very smooth during use with almost no delay, and the Google Maps navigation feature provided is one of the best for portable devices. The Nexus 7 already has so many amazing features that most of you know yourself, and having in your car is just totally awesome. Imagine the fact that you are capable of even checking your email on your dash stereo! And playing Angry Birds? (Which I highly recommend you do NOT do while driving, but cool when you are parked and waiting in your car for something or someone).

JVC KW-AV60As for the cons (because there’s always going to be some), the fact is that you lose the traditional features provided on regular decks. First and foremost you are not going to be able to have a CD/DVD player anymore (unless you have another component installed.) You lose AM/FM capabilities (yet you can make up for it by streaming it through the tablet), and you also won’t be able to install a backup camera screen into your dash unless you install it in another area of your vehicle. Most importantly, you cannot truly use just about any of the features on the tablet unless you have a 3G phone to tether it to the tablet. So if you are still a basic phone user, I wouldn’t really recommend this installation.

But all together, I personally really like this installation and Sonic Electronix’s creativity in providing different ideas and concepts as to what you can do with your car stereo system. Sonic Electronix offers custom installations like this for ALL vehicles, so feel free to call or email us to inquire about getting a Tablet installed in your car!

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MTX Audio TD & TH Amplifiers at CES 2012

MTX Audio showcased two new lines of car amplifiers at the 2012 CES show in Las Vegas. These two new lines of amps provide a simple and clean amplifier solution for those looking to power their speakers or subwoofers.

MTX Audio TD Car Amplifiers

The TD series of amps are specifically designed to have big power output in a smaller chassis. By utilizing the latest in car amp technology, MTX was able to create a compact and efficient amplifier. They feature a black aluminum heatsink that spans across the top and sides of the amp case.

MTX Audio TH Car Amplifiers

The TH series of amplifiers are designed to exceed expectations. These new amps are feature packed and stunning looks. Each of the monoblock amplifiers are stable to a 1 ohm load, while the two channel and four channel are stable to 2 ohms. The monoblock amps also feature a clipping protection LED indicator that will inform the installer that the signal is clipping.
Look for more great technologies and products from MTX Audio this year. They also showcased some of the new MTX Audio Extreme gear (pro audio for the car) and some of the new Thunderforms that are completely manufactured in the United States.

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Matching Subwoofers and Amplifiers

AmpliFinder Amplifier and Subwoofer Matching Tool

Earthquake Subzero SZ10 Subwoofer

Kicker ZX750.1 Amplifier

Making Matching Easier

One of the most common questions asked at Sonic Electronix is, “How do I know which amplifier I need for my subwoofer?”  This can be a hard or even intimidating question for some but fear not Sonic Electronix has your back!  Introducing our brand new AmpliFinder tool.  AmpliFinder is an amplifier finder tool that will take away the confusion of pairing a subwoofer with an amplifier.  Not only will it tell you which amplifier you require, but it will give you a complete list of every amplifier that is suitable for your subwoofer.

JL Audio W7 Subwoofer

MTX RT500D Amplifier

How it Works

AmpliFinder will lay out the possible wiring configurations for your subwoofer.  Depending on the ohms and number of voice coils of the subwoofer, different wiring configurations will be displayed.  AmpliFinder will also take into account the RMS power rating of each subwoofer to appropriately match that of the amplifier.   Just select the manufacturer, model number, and the number of subs you wish to power and prepare to be wowed by the abundance of possibilities.  For example,  the Earthquake Subzero SZ-10, when input into the AmpliFinder will give you the Kicker ZX750.1 as a choice which is a perfect match for the 750 watts RMS subwoofer.   Also, the JL Audio 8W7AE-3  when entered will give you the MTX RT500D which is a perfect match at 2 ohms as well.

  • Conveniently search for specific subwoofers with a user friendly interface
  • Displays complete list of compatible amplifiers
  • Visual wiring configurations included in search

Why wait? Give it a try now:

AmpliFinder

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What Amplifier Do I Need For My Rockford Fosgate P3 Subwoofer?

Rockford Fosgate P3 Subwoofer (P3D4) Banner

Rockford Fosgate P3 Series Subwoofers provide a good amount of bass and when powered properly sound amazing. This week in our series of What Amplifier Do I Need? we will take a look at some of the amplifiers offered here at Sonic Electronix that are perfectly suited for the Punch Stage 3 subwoofers. P3 subwoofers are great woofers that offer amazingly clear, crisp, and precise sound reproduction and use some of the most recent technologies to really set themselves apart from the car audio pack.

Rockford Fosgate PRIME R1000-1D

PRIME R1000-1D

It is all about efficiency with the Rockford Fosgate PRIME R100-1D monoblock amplifier. This amplifier is able to output 500W RMS @ 4 ohms and 1000W RMS @ 2 ohms. With this much power you could easily run a single P3D2-10, P3D2-12 or even a P3D2-15 to a final impedance of 4 ohm. Or if you want more power you can easily power up a pair of any of those subwoofers to a final impedance of 2 ohms. The amplifier features an included wired bass level remote as well as a heavy-duty aluminum alloy heat sink for heat dissipation.

RE Audio DTS-1000.1

DTS-1000.1

RE Audio’s slogan is “Release the Beast” and with this DTS-1000.1 monoblock amplifier you will be able to do just that. This amp is perfect when looking to power up a single P3D2-10, P3D2-12 or P3D2-15 to a final impedance of 1 ohm. If you want to run the amplifier a little less hot you can also use this amp to power up a single P3D4-10, P3D4-12 or P3D4-15 to a final impedance of 2 ohms. This amplifier really does open up so many wiring options and features a 0 to +12dB variable bass boost as well as low-pass and subsonic filters for specific sound reproduction. A classy looking subwoofer deserves a sleek amplifier like the RE Audio DTS-1000.1.

MTX RT500D

RT500D

Another good amplifier to power up a single Rockford Fosgate P3 Dual 4 ohm subwoofer would be the MTX Audio RT500D Road Thunder series monoblock amplifier. Any P3 Dual 4 ohm subwoofer will wire down to 2 ohms final impedance and this amplifier will provide 500W RMS @ 2 ohms which will be enough to properly power out a P3 subwoofer. The amplifier features an Adaptive Class D topology that will create a cleaner, crisper sound while eliminating interference generally found in Class D amplifiers. The amplifier also features a Smart Engage circuitry that will make installation easy and simple into any car audio system.

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Battle of the Subwoofers: Kicker CVR vs MTX Audio Thunder 8000

In this, our last week of the Battle of the Subwoofers Series, we will look at the MTX Audio Thunder 8000 series subwoofer, and the Kicker CVR series subwoofer. These subs are extremely similar in performance and power output but even with their similarities they will offer different specifications and technologies that will make one suit you better than the other.

Kicker 10CVR104

10CVR104

With an RMS power rating of 400 watts, the Kicker 10CVR104 is able to offer just the right amount of power with just one woofer. Kicker didn’t make any major changes to their subwoofer nor did they have to. They kept the same technologies that have made the CVR series subwoofer a must have, while improving the aesthetics to give it a more modern look and better integration into the Kicker woofer family, and also a redesigned basket structure for added sturdiness and linear movement control. The CVR still features an injection molded SoloKon cone and ribbed Santoprene surround for added stiffness and better excursion capabilities thus increasing the quality of performance and bass reproduction. The CVR is your everyday woofer; it will perform great in either a sealed enclosure for tighter bass or ported enclosure for elongated low-frequency responses. It is also available in an 8”, 10”, 12”, and 15” size with either a Dual 2 ohm or 4 ohm voice coil, giving you a wide range of options.

MTX Audio T810-44

T810-44

The MTX Audio T810-44 Thunder 8000 series subwoofer is the 10” version of MTX’s newest addition to their already amazing line of subwoofers. With an RMS rating of 400 watts the new Thunder 8000 subwoofer will not disappoint. This woofer offers two major technologies that really set it apart from any other woofer in its class. The first is a Spider Plateau Venting technology (SPV), which cools the voice coil directly for added thermal protection and capabilities which lead to improved performance and power handling. The second is an Asymmetrical Linear Driver System (ALDS) that allows higher output with less distortion by creating constant linear movement that increases performance and sound quality. The new glass fiber cone woofer not only gives a nice appealing and classy look but it also provides an unmatched stiffness-to-weight ratio, which increases sensitivity and performance. This subwoofer series also offers multiple sizes with a Dual 2 ohm or 4 ohm option for variety and easy solution for any application.

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