Category: Car Audio and Video

Car Audio 101: Car Stereos

The first step to upgrading your car audio system is generally installing an aftermarket stereo. Your stereo is the center point of your sound system and a low quality receiver will leave the rest of your system lacking, no matter how great it is. The stereo's job in your sound system is to send signal to your ...

Car Audio 101

Welcome to Car Audio 101 with Sonic Electronix! This series will cover everything you need to know about car audio, from the absolute basics for beginners to the more technical aspects of car audio. From your basic aspects of a car stereo, your amplifiers, speakers, headunits and subwoofers, to digging deep into ...

Dashboard Camera Buying Guide

Dashboard Camera Buying Guide

Buying a Dash Cam Chances are, if you've been on the Internet in the last 3 years you've seen a dash cam video whether it's a video of a meteor strike in Russia, video from a police incident or someone blatantly jumping in front of a car for a quick payday. With traffic on the rise and driver attention span on the ...

Car Alarm Buying Guide

Car Alarm Buying Guide

Chances are if you own a car, you want to protect it. Most newer cars come with factory car alarms built-in, but if you drive an older car (or any car) without a car alarm, there’s nothing to really stop would-be thieves from breaking in and driving away (or just stealing your stereo/valuables). And while a car ...

Equalizer Buying Guide

Equalizer Buying Guide

  Buying an Equalizer   What Does an Equalizer Do? If you have ever wanted to have more precise control over the sound in your vehicle’s sound system, you might want to think about investing in an equalizer. The basic definition of an equalizer is that is allows you to fine tune the sound in your car ...

Sonic Electronix Certified Amplifiers

Sonic Electronix Certified Amplifiers* are thoroughly tested by our in-house experts for accurate power output compared to manufacturer stated ratings, ensuring you know the true power ratings before you purchase your amplifier. Our certified amps are professionally tested to determine true amplifier power output ...

OFC vs. CCA Wire: The Rundown

A factor that is commonly overlooked in choosing any type of wiring kit is the material that the wire is made from. Copper and aluminum are the most commonly used wire materials and there is a significant difference in quality, power handling and signal transfer between these materials. The least costly between these ...

Amplifier Wiring Kit Buying Guide

Amplifier Wiring Kit Buying Guide

When looking to get the most out of your car’s sound system, an amplifier is often times the way to go. However, installing an amp into your system isn’t as simple as buying one and plugging it in, you also will need to purchase an amplifier wiring kit that meets the power and wiring needs of the amplifier you already ...

The Car Battery Buying Guide

Why do you need an Aftermarket battery? One of the few problems with installing an aftermarket sound system in your car is that your battery can have problems keeping up with the new power demands. This often results in dimming headlights and flickering lights inside your car with the beat of your music. Even the ...

Car Stereo Buying Guide

Car Stereo Buying Guide

Buying a new head unit for your car sound system can be an overwhelming undertaking. If you’re new to car audio, it can be easy to get lost in all the features and design differences and maybe miss the perfect head unit for your car. A quality car stereo is the central point of your car sound system, and it can make ...

Sound Dampening Guide

Sound Dampening Guide

Sound Dampening Eliminating unwanted noise in a vehicle is a multistage process. This is because there are many ways that noise can enter a vehicle. The most common types are road noise, engine noise, panel vibration and rattling. The process and materials that are used to quiet these sources of noise are listed ...

What is Polyfill and Why Should I Use It?

What is Polyfill and Why Should I Use It?

Polyfill, also known as polyester fiberfill, is one of the best types of materials used for enclosures. This material is found and sold almost anywhere and is extremely affordable. The material is easy to apply to the inside of your subwoofer enclosure and allows you to add the perfect amount of fill so your box ...