Staff writers at Sonic Electronix are experts in their field. In addition to a complete in-house training program, these experts typically have many years of hands-on experience in their specialty. Some come from car audio installer backgrounds, while others come with extensive retail experience.
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Damping Factor

Damping Factor

When you look at an amplifier’s specifications you may come across one that says “Damping Factor”. The damping factor describes the ability of the amplifier to control the ...

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HID Color Temperature

HID Color Temperature

If only everyone could have a fancy new luxury car with those blue-ish white lights that put normal Halogen bulbs to shame. Alas we are not created equal, so what is one to do ...

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Remote Car Starters

Remote Car Starters

It is 7am and a brisk 9° F outside in the middle of winter with the wind blowing angrily about. A warm cup of coffee would only last a few seconds outside during the short trip to ...

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What Are HID Lights?

What Are HID Lights?

You're driving down the street at night with your headlamps on, their glorious golden light breaking through the darkness ahead. From behind a vehicle passes you at breakneck ...

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Marine Receivers

Marine Receivers

Water is known as the most dangerous and destructive force in the world. It is responsible for overflowing rivers, flooding cities, ruining foundations to buildings and eroding ...

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Car Amplifier Troubleshooting Guide

Car Amplifier Troubleshooting Guide

Follow this basic car amplifier troubleshooting guide to help you determine possible problems with your amplifier.  Basic errors are most often the cause of sound system ...

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Amplifier Classes (Topology)

Amplifier Classes (Topology)

A car audio amplifier increases the power of the signal being fed to it by taking energy from its power supply and matching the signal but increasing its amplitude. Whoa, yeah ...

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Competition Grade V.S. Standard Subwoofers

Competition Grade V.S. Standard Subwoofers

So you want to step it up and bring your a-game to the competition? You wake up at night in a cold sweat having dreamt about the loudest or best sounding system in the world being ...

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RMS V.S. Peak Power

RMS V.S. Peak Power

Car audio is all about the power ratings. The objective is to match up the power of your amplifier with the power handling capabilities of your speakers or subwoofers. Seems ...

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High-Level V.S. Low-Level Inputs

High-Level V.S. Low-Level Inputs

Car audio amplifiers come in a variety of configurations that can contour perfectly to your installation scenario. One aspect of an audio amplifier is the way it accepts a signal ...

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CEA-2031 Compliant Loudspeakers

CEA-2031 Compliant Loudspeakers

All CEA-2031 compliant loudspeakers adopt the same testing and measurement methods so comparing them side by side is easy. Loudspeakers include car speakers and subwoofers. The ...

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CEA-2006 Compliant Amplifiers

CEA-2006 Compliant Amplifiers

All CEA-2006 compliant amplifiers are tested using the same specifications so you can easily compare any CEA compliant amplifier. The old Consumer Electronics Association power ...

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How to Tune and Adjust Amplifier Gains and Bass Boost

How to Tune and Adjust Amplifier Gains and Bass Boost

You might want to force this into your head because tuning your equipment is one of the most important things you can do. Car amplifiers have lots of knobs and buttons that, when ...

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What is the Difference Between 2 and 4 Ohms?

What is the Difference Between 2 and 4 Ohms?

Ohms are the measure of resistance to the flow of electricity in an electric circuit. Think of it like a freeway, the more cars congesting the freeway, the slower everyone will ...

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What are the Differences Between Single and Dual Voice Coil Subwoofers?

What are the Differences Between Single and Dual Voice Coil Subwoofers?

You’re shopping for subwoofers and you see two identical looking woofers. You read the specifications on the label and notice they are the same for both car subwoofers. The price ...

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