Welcome to the Sonic Electronix Knowledge Base! This is where our educated staff members share their electronics knowledge with the world. The purpose of this section is to help educate the general public about the basics of car audio and video, as well as other general electronics. Here you will find helpful articles and informative how-to guides that will help you understand mobile electronics more. Articles and installation guides are constantly being added to this section and we hope that you can find the information that you are looking for. If we are missing something that you feel would be helpful, let us know and we will do our best to get that information added to the knowledge base!
1: 5 Steps to Eliminate Headlight Dimming
Tired of your headlights dimming? Our experienced techs give you a step-by-step guide to help you eliminate any headlight dimming you might be experiencing, as well as bolster the strength and reliability of your cars electrical system.
2: ADC and DAC Glossary
This is a glossary of terms you're likely to encounter in dealing with Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog converters.
3: Digital Audio Lossless/Lossy Codec Demonstration
This is an audible example of the elements of your music that are taken out during the ripping/codec process from your CDs to the conveniently portable and popular MP3 and AAC (m4a) formats.
4: How To: Big 3 Upgrade
The "Big 3" is an electrical system upgrade that improves the performance of your vehicle, audio system, and lets you run more powerful equipment. Learn how to perform this upgrade here!
5: How to Adjust Amplifier Gains Using a Digital Multi-Meter
The gain adjustment control on an amplifier is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the car audio world. Setting this correctly is extremely important, unless you want to damage all of your audio gear.