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Upgrade The Audio In Your 2006-2011 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is the fourth most popular car on the market today. This widely popular compact car has a wide variety of powertrains, features a comfortable and composed ride, has great fuel economy, along with a spacious interior. In this blog, we will discuss some of the popular audio upgrades that can be installed in a 2006-2011 Honda Civic.


The 2006-2010 Honda Civic vehicles come standard with a factory single-DIN or double DIN Radio integrated into the dashboard. To replace your factory stereo with an aftermarket one, use one of the following dash kits and wiring harnesses. We do offer free installation accessories with the purchase of a new car stereo.

Brand: Single DIN Kit Double DIN Kit Wiring Harness
Metra Metra 99-7871T Metra 99-7871T Metra 70-1722
Scosche Scosche HA1561DGB Scosche HA1561DGB Scosche HA10B

As you can see above, the same dash kits work with a single or double DIN stereo. With freedom to choose a single or double DIN, Honda Civic car owners are free to choose just about any Car Stereo they would like.

stopDon’t forget to grab an Antenna Adapter! Use the Metra 40-30 antenna adapter kit to connect your new car stereo to your factory radio antenna.


Upgrading the audio system does not mean losing any features. That means that the steering wheel controls will need to be retained and connected to the new stereo. Axxess has made it easy with an automatically programming interface. Use the Axxess ASWC to keep the convenience of these steering wheel controls and enable them to work with your new stereo.


While there may be nothing wrong with your stock Honda speakers, installing some aftermarket car speakers will make your Honda Civic sound amazing! The following speaker information from the Metra Online Vehicle Fitement Guide can be used to find the right pair of speakers for your Civic.

Location Size Depth
Front Speakers 6-1/2″ 4″
Front Tweeters 1-1/4″ 2″
Rear Speakers 6-1/2″ 3″

Speakers that Fit the 2006-2011 Honda Civic

Note: The Metra VFG was used to determine the vehicle speaker sizes in this blog. Due to different trims on cars, I highly recommend calling a Sonic Electronix representative at 1-877-289-7664 to confirm that the speaker sizes and DIN sizes are compatible with your trim.


After upgrading your stereo and car speakers, your Honda Civic is going to sound incredible. However, in order to really get the most out of your vehicle’s sound system, you can add a subwoofer with an enclosure! A subwoofer will allow you to really hear your music’s low frequencies. Here is a list of what you will need to add some killer bass to your Honda Civic.

  • Subwoofer
  • Subwoofer Enclosure
  • Amplifier
  • Amp Wiring Kit
  • Speaker Wire

We suggest this Complete Bass Package for your Honda Civic:

Belva BPKG110
Belva BPKG110

500W Complete Bass Package with 10


CARSHOW OEM Replacement Receivers – A New Way to Upgrade

CARSHOW in-dash multimedia receivers are designed with the user in mind, giving you intuitive control over your media and offering you a variety of features that make life easier while out on the road. These custom fit OEM replacement stereos are vehicle specific and simply plug straight into the factory wiring harness for an easy installation. If you’re looking for a receiver that will retain the factory look of your vehicle, keep reading to find out what CARSHOW receivers are all about.

  • Factory Stereo Replacement
  • Vehicle Specific Design
  • Plug and Play Connectivity

Never lift a finger off the wheel, because Bluetooth technology allows you to make and receive hands-free phone calls and stream music from your Bluetooth enabled smartphone. GPS navigation will guide you to each destination with beautiful maps of your surroundings to ensure you never get lost. The high definition LCD touchscreen display is easy to use and lets you quickly navigate through menus and settings so you can keep your eyes on the road. If you have steering wheel controls, this receiver will work with them without the need for any additional equipment. All of these CARSHOW receivers are iPod and iPhone ready (additional accessory required for some) so you’ll always have access to your favorite songs and artists.

  • Hands Free Bluetooth Phone Calls
  • Turn-by-Turn GPS Navigation
  • LCD Touchscreen Display
  • Steering Wheel Control Ready

These custom fit receivers are available for select Ford, Volkswagen, Buick, Chevy, GMC, Saturn, Hyundai, Toyota, Scion and more, and will seamlessly integrate into your dash without modifying any of the vehicles stock electrical. Not only is this receiver easy to install, it’s easy to add additional accessories, such as SiriusXM satellite radio or rear entertainment monitors. With a lineup of factory fit receivers as functional and expandable as these, no longer will you have to put up with your stock radio ever again. If you’re in the market for a good sound system upgrade, look no further than CARSHOW Electronics.


4 Tips to Improve Sound Efficiency of Your Speakers

Could your speakers be performing better than they already are? The answer is most likely. There are a few tricks to increasing the efficiency of your speakers, and anyone interested in car audio should consider them for current projects or future installs. The importance of efficiency is to increase the quality of music while removing things such as distortion, rattles and emptiness in your music. There are 4 tricks in particular that I will highlight, and you can tackle as many or as few of these tricks as you’d like, but they will all help the overall sound of your vehicle.

4 Tips to Improve Your Sound

  • Sound dampening material is one of the most overlooked additions of any sound system. It is used to eliminate excessive road noise, reduce rattles within the interior and it helps maintain a proper acoustic environment for your speakers.
  • Bass blockers remove frequencies from music that are not typically playable by smaller speaker drivers. They are used to prevent distortion in tweeters while trying to reproduce low frequency music notes.
  • Speaker baffles will protect your speaker from moisture and dirt. Nothing is worse than purchasing a nice set of speakers, only to find they have rotted out over a rainy winter.
  • Speaker wire that is properly sized is important for delivering a clean signal to your speakers with little electrical resistance. Whenever you increase the amount of power you are delivering to your factory speakers, you will need to upgrade the thickness of your speaker wire.

Liven Up Your Audio System

These simple tricks will help you get the very most out of your vehicles sound system. Do one or do them all, you will have amazing sounding door speakers in no time. Let us know what you think about these tips, or if you have some tips of your own by commenting below!