Tag: Polk Audio
Here at Sonic Electronix we give our customer the option and opportunity to ask us questions regarding car audio. One of the most common questions that we receive is What Amplifier Do I Need? For the next couple of weeks we will be looking into some of our top rated woofers and we will be pairing them with the perfect amplifier to make your car audio system run efficiently and smoothly. This week we will be taking a look at Alpine Type-R Series Subwoofers.
Kicker’s ZX500.1 monoblock amplifier is the perfect choice when looking to amplify a single SWR-1043D or a single SWR-1243D Alpine subwoofer. The ZX500.1 has a power rating of 500W RMS at 2 ohms which is enough power to properly run any of those two subwoofers when wired in parallel to a final impedance of 2 ohms. The Kicker amp will actually exceed the rated power meaning you get more bang for your buck. The ZX500.1 features a tuned bass EQ, variable low-pass filter, and a subsonic filter for complete control of the sound reproduction. The amplifier is CEA-2006 compliant meaning you get the power you paid for and also features a high-density convection heat sink for extreme heat dissipation, allowing you to run the Type-R for long periods of time without losing efficiency.
Massive D 1200
Massive Audio’s D 1200 monoblock amplifier is the amplifier to go with when wanting to amplifier a single SWR-1023D or a single SWR-1223D Alpine subwoofer. These subwoofers can be wired individually to either a final impedance of 1 ohm when wired in parallel or 4 ohms when wired in series. The D 1200 will require you wire which ever subwoofer you go with to a final impedance of 1 ohm. The amplifier offers a small chassis for convenient installation and a 6-way protection circuitry for complete protection of the car audio system. It also features an N-channel circuitry for high-efficiency eliminating clipping and cutting that usually occurs on less efficient amplifiers.
Polk Audio PA D1000.1
The Polk Audio PA D1000.1 will allow you to run the SWR-1023D or the SWR1223D to a final impedance of 4 ohms. This is the best way to go, the amplifier will run at the up most efficiency and so will the woofers. The PA D1000.1 can also be used if wanting to amplify two of these subs instead of just one; this will have to be done to a final impedance of 1 ohm on the amplifier. The amplifier features a variable bass boost, low-pass filter and subsonic filter for a custom sound reproduction. While the included wired remote bass level control adds convenience.
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It’s getting to be summer again which means the start of a few months of hot sun, perhaps a cook out or two, and hopefully lots of water! To kick off the upcoming season Sonic Electronix has picked out the top 3 Marine speakers found on their store. These three speakers all have their own benefits, check them out!
First up is the MB Quart NKE 116 6-1/2″ 2-Way Marine Speakers. These speakers feature a polypropylene woofer cone with a rubber surround and a titanium dome tweeter. Rated at 60 watts of RMS power they can run well off of a stereo system, and can also be enhanced with an external amplifier. These speakers are perfect for adding on quality audio to your marine or outdoor vehicle without breaking the bank.
Second up is the Rockford Fosgate RF Marine M162S 6-1/2″ 2-Way Component Speaker System. These separates present different mounting options than other Coaxial speakers. The benefit to these component speakers is that you can use the separate drivers to result in better imaging and audio staging with your installation. The Rockford Fosgate M162S marine component speaker system is designed with an injection molded polypropylene woofer cone with a rubber surround and a titanium dome tweeter. These speakers can handle 75 watts of RMS power, so use with an aftermarket amplifier is recommended.
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Last up is the Polk Audio MM651UM 6-1/2″ Ultra Marine Monitor MM Series Speakers. These marine speakers are designed with woven glass composite cone woofers with a butyl rubber surround and a 1″ silk-polymer dome weather resistant dynamic balanced tweeter. These speakers are completely sealed with a built-on grille for maximum resistance to the elements. A sealed crossover assembly is built into the back of the magnet of the speaker, and along with Polk Audio’s Klippel distortion analyzer the speakers are designed for maximum sound quality. Also featured is a 1-3/8″ large diameter voice coil and a neodymium magnet structure for increased dynamic mid-bass response.
By Gideon V. – Sonic Electronix Editor
Car audio enthusiasts are always searching for aftermarket products with competition performance capability. The Polk Audio brand has consistently produced products with competition capability. If you’re looking for an affordable set of component speakers that can deliver competition performance, check out the Polk Audio MM6 component system. You will soon discover that the Polk Audio MOMO line has delivered yet again.
Their clean design (available in white and silver) is an accurate indicator of the speakers’ pristine sound quality. These speakers demonstrate Polk’s exclusive Dynamic Balance technology, which helps actively reduce distortion. The clarity in sound reproduction is a large reason why these MOMO speakers live up to their “Champion Performance” tagline.
Bass thumping also comes naturally for the MM6 2-way system. This system is designed to handle an impressive 300 watts of RMS continuous power handling and it has a 1.5” voice coil to promote bass response. The Polk MM6 component speakers have a polymer/mica composite cone and low mass carbon fiber dustcap help produce clearly defined vocal playback.
The MM6 system also has other nice features such as the flexibility of the crossovers and car audio tweeters. For example, you can adjust the tweeter level at three positions (0dB, -3dB and -6dB). When you consider the outstanding sound quality and various mounting options, the MM6 component system is a great combination package.
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