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Why You Should Shop At Sonic Electronix


The X-Factor

You might be asking, “Why would someone at Sonic Electronix write a blog about why you should shop at Sonic Electronix?”  Well, the first reason is simply because we are just that awesome (a somewhat biased opinion, but still). Secondly, we are aware that many people don’t just exactly what goes on behind the scenes here at Sonic.  As an internet retailer, a majority of our customers never even get to meet or have any interaction with our staff.  Although we do have a will call office in our California location, we ship worldwide and only a small fraction of our customers are able to come visit us.  However, we have an excellent call center that is open 7 days a week so we are always a phone call away. We are like a big car audio family and if you’ve seen our Facebook page or YouTube channel, then you’ll know that we’re full of personality and like to have fun while simultaneously helping you!

Our staff now consists of over 150 employees

I’ve worked for Sonic for 2 years now and so many things have changed since I started here.  One of the biggest changes is the addition of our full-service installation bay.  If you’re fortunate enough to live in southern Cali then you can drop by and get pretty much anything installed (amps, subs, stereos, video monitors, custom-made boxes, etc.).  If you’re out of reach, fear not! We have an absolutely fantastic tech support team that is able to answer any possible tech question you may have on your mind.  (Trust me when I say they’re good – they have even helped me install my remote start after my many failed attempts). One of the many benefits of being a Sonic customer – you get free tech support for life on every product you purchase from us.

Our two warehouse locations have a combined total of 100,000 square feet

We have warehouses in California and Kentucky which translates to very fast shipping times.  In addition, our warranty & returns process is among the best in the business, as we take pride in getting any issues resolved as quickly as possible.  We truly believe here that a little customer service goes a long way, and when you shop with us you’ll be a customer for life.  We show no sign of slowing down and we continue to grow and offer new products everyday.  We are truly passionate about what we do and whether you like it or not we are here to stay for a very long time.

Check out our about us video to get an even more in-depth look inside our culture!


November ESP Photo Caption Contest

At Sonic Electronix we truly appreciate the support and loyalty of our customers, and we figured what better way to show you all a big “Thank You” then by hosting an awesome contest for the month of November. Sonic Electronix has teamed up with ESP Guitars and guitar hero George Lynch to put together some awesome prizes for this month’s contest, including a signed Kamikaze Electric Guitar by George Lynch himself! Watch this video now for a short message from Lynch and some details.

ESP Guitar Company was founded in Tokyo, Japan in 1975 and has since then established itself as a top manufacturer of electric guitars and basses. They sponsor some of the most renowned guitarists in the industry, such as George Lynch (Lynch Mob), James Hetfield (Metallica), and Jeff Hanneman (Slayer). Enter for a chance to win a swag bag with ESP shirts, a mug, and guitar care kit as well as a chance to win one of the two top prize guitars. One prize winner will receive the LTD EC-256 Six String Lemon Drop Eclipse Guitar. The EC-256 has a strong set-neck construction, flamed maple top, lemon drop finish, and great three-way toggle volume controls. The grand prize winner will receive an autographed George Lynch LTD Signature Series GL-200K Kamikaze Guitar.

The grand prize autographed George Lynch Kamikaze Guitar is a must have for George Lynch fans and hard rockers, this modern day metal classic features a contoured basswood body with sleek beveled edges and a Floyd Rose special bridge. George Lynch is an American hard rock guitarist and songwriter who is best known for his work with the bands Dokken, Lynch Mob, and Souls of We. Can you think of a funny caption for this photo? Then enter our contest!

ESP Photo Caption Contest

ESP Photo Caption Contest

So, now you must be yearning to know what exactly the contest is all about. Our Sonic Electronix Team has decided that it would be awesome to have a photo caption contest! Throughout the month of November, Sonic will have the unique photo shown above displayed on our Facebook Page for contestants to submit creative and funny captions. Once you submit your caption seek voters to support your entry, like your friends, and the highest voted captions will be eligible to win. For more information make sure to check out our Facebook Page and submit your funny and creative photo caption for the chance to win one of the awesome prizes available.


eBay Headliner!

eBay is an American multinational internet consumer to consumer corporation that manages eBay.com, which is an online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide. Sonic Electronix is proud to learn that eBay has recognized CEO and Founder Nathaniel Victor and the rest of the Sonic Electronix team for featuring our company on their homepage and what they mention as our “inspirational story.”

While attending high school his hometown of Bakersfield, California, Nathaniel built Sonic Electronix from the ground up with extreme determination, hard work, and most importantly, passion. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is now headquartered in Santa Clarita, California, just 40 minutes north of Los Angeles. Founded in 2000, Sonic Electronix has always strived to become the premiere online shopping destination for car electronics and other consumer electronics.


Install Your Car Audio Capacitors

There are many reasons why you may have just bought a capacitor. Maybe your headlights on your car are reducing, or that you simply decide to purchase a capacitor as a cautionary measure. Now comes the important part, how do you exactly install a car audio capacitor? After a little research I found that it actually isn’t as difficult as it may seem.

Before installing a capacitor, you must definitely charge it to avoid blowing fuses. To do so, use a voltmeter with a resistor to charge your audio capacitor. Once the voltmeter shows 12 volts, the power capacitor is done charging. Now you can proceed to wiring the capacitor in correspondence with your car amplifier.

Wiring One Car Capacitor

Wiring One Car Capacitor

Use a 4-8 gauge wire dependent on the size of your capacitor. A car audio capacitor has two terminals, positive and negative. Attach the positive terminal to both the amplifier’s and car battery’s positive terminal, and the negative terminal to the ground. It’s very important to make sure the ground wire is secure to the vehicle’s metal frame.

Deciding where to mount the capacitor solely depends on your car. It should be installed in a safe place away from passengers. Many assume that the capacitor should be fixed as close as possible to the amplifier to lessen the stretch of the wire. This assumption this will improve performance by cutting down the distance it takes the current to travel, and theoretically lessen losses. An alternative outlook suggests installing the capacitor closer to the component suffering from a voltage shortage, such as the headlights. Whatever installation method chosen, the idea is to hook up the capacitor to the amplifier terminals, the battery, or the distribution block.

Wiring Two Car Capacitor

Wiring Two Car Capacitors

When wiring multiple capacitors, you can either wire both ground wires together by running one ground wire to each of the cap’s negative terminals. It is possible to also ground each capacitor individually. Run the power wire through the amplifier’s positive terminal and to the battery’s positive terminal. It’s important to only use the amount of capacitors actually needed, and to keep in mind that having the largest capacitor is not necessary as well. To determine the size and number of capacitors that your sound system needs, calculate your amplifier’s wattage and convert it to farads.


Rock Out Like Gene Simmons

For many years Gene Simmons has shown the world what it truly means to Rock and Roll, and now he has teamed up with Cort to design and distribute his very own legendary Axe and Punisher basses. Each bass guitar is decorated with Gene’s signature on the head stock and features a chrome bridge cover that adds to the overall flair of the bass and protects your hand from sharp saddle screws.

The Cort GS-Axe 2 was specifically designed by Gene Simmons and is also a bass that incorporates what he claims was his “dream bass guitar.” Not only does the guitar look absolutely awesome, it also sounds really good as well. It features bolt-on construction, a mahogany body, Canadian hard maple neck, and rosewood fretboard. The bass also has die cast tuners and includes it’s own custom gig bag for easy transportation.

The Cort GS-Punisher 2 incorporates the same features as the Axe, but with a different body shape and style. The Punisher has a very clean and simple design, to provide complete access to the full neck while playing. The Punisher also includes it’s own custom gig bag for easy transportation.

Make sure to check out all the bass guitars we have available here at Sonic Electronix, and make sure you get yourself the right equipment to start playing like a true rock star.